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Comic-Con Exclusives: Deals or Duds?
2 years ago

Comic-Con Exclusives: Deals or Duds?

More than 130,000 people descend on San Diego each year for Comic-Con International.

They brave the long lines and exorbitant hotel rates for many reasons. But one of the most …
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Why You Shouldn’t Panic Over Marvel Changes
2 years ago

Why You Shouldn’t Panic Over Marvel Changes

Almost on cue, the Internet reacted in a predictable manner.

Traditionalists don’t ever want to see anyone other than Tony Stark don the red and gold.

Liberals applauded the move …
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Marvel Mocks Trump with MODOK Makeover
2 years ago

Marvel Mocks Trump with MODOK Makeover

A villain that sparks more fear that the planet-devouring Galactus. A baddie more menacing than the death-worshiping Thanos.

A bad guy whose very name incites hatred and despair.

Donald Trump?

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Could Marvel, DC Comics Changes Go Too Far?
2 years ago

Could Marvel, DC Comics Changes Go Too Far?

It used to be that comic book story arcs would come and go, but little truly changed in the lives of the main characters.

That’s largely history.

The current approach …
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New ‘Star Trek’ Rules Enrage Team ‘Axanar’
2 years ago

New ‘Star Trek’ Rules Enrage Team ‘Axanar’

Instead of reveling in the franchise’s 50th anniversary, it is mourning the loss of one of the youngest members of its family, actor Anton Yelchin.

The upcoming “Star …
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The Essential Geek Guide to Father’s Day Gifts
2 years ago

The Essential Geek Guide to Father’s Day Gifts

By  •  Opinion

With less than two weeks until Father’s Day you must feel the pressure closing in on you like the walls of a Death Star trash compacter.

Fear not, True Unbeliever, …
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Are You Sick of Hollywood Lies Yet?
2 years ago

Are You Sick of Hollywood Lies Yet?

Spoilers for both “The Walking Dead” and “Game of Thrones” ahead…

For 10 months now, we’ve heard producers, show runners and actors profess what we all knew to be a …
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Don’t See ‘Civil War’ Until You Read This
2 years ago

Don’t See ‘Civil War’ Until You Read This

That’s right true believers. It’s time for Marvel heroes to duke it out with each other instead of beating up on Hydra, Thanos and Ultron.

In “Captain America: Civil War,” most …
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Here’s the DC Comics Inspiration for ‘Batman v Superman’
2 years ago

Here’s the DC Comics Inspiration for ‘Batman v Superman’

Bigger than Ali vs. Frazier!

Stranger than “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians!”

Nastier than Trump vs. Megyn Kelly!

The story surrounding “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” may have been the …
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Trump Effect? ‘Civil War’ Star Slams ‘Batman v. Stupidman’
2 years ago

Trump Effect? ‘Civil War’ Star Slams ‘Batman v. Stupidman’

Call it the Donald Trump effect?

With tentpole projects coming out this year – in DC’s case launching a new “Justice League” franchise, in Marvel’s continuing the Captain America and …
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