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The Old Guard is a Story About Finding Family Amid Humanity’s Never-Ending Wars

Image’s The Old Guard, written by Greg Rucka with illustrations from Leandro Fernández and Daniela Miwa, is a comic that takes the familiar concept of functional immortality and uses it to tell a story about what it means to live through war – not in the singular sense of the word, but instead war as a facet of humanity that’s shaped the world since the beginning of time. Read More >>

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Anthony Mackie Rightfully Calls Marvel Out for Its Lack of Diversity Behind the Camera

Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson is set to become one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s key power players in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Disney+’s upcoming series that follows its titular Avengers as they keep fighting the good superhero fight. Sam’s newfound prominence tracks closely with the character’s path to becoming Captain America in Marvel’s comics, but it’s also something that Mackie himself has taken to heart when thinking about what it means to be a lead actor on a project. Read More >>

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Voting for the Eisner Awards Is Being Done Over Entirely Following a Security ‘Anomaly’

The organisers of San Diego Comic-Con’s annual Eisner Awards have made the last minute decision to toss out all of the votes after a number of people discovered that the online portal was rather insecure in a way that made it possible for people’s votes to be changed. Read More >>

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Joel Schumacher, the Man Who Gave Us Bat-Nipples, Has Died at 80

Say what you will about Joel Schumacher’s stint as the architect of Batman’s cinematic presence, but never let it be said that the director didn’t have taste. Read More >>

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In Warrior Nun’s First Trailer, the World’s Salvation is a Badass Sister Act

In Netflix’s upcoming adaptation of Ben Dunn’s Warrior Nun Areala, a young girl living in modern times is shocked to learn that she’s actually the latest in a long line of reincarnated holy warriors who ultimately turned to the teachings of Jesus Christ in order to find spiritual salvation. Cut to a thousand or so years in the future, though, things have changed. Read More >>

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The Wonderful 101’s Enduring Superpower is its Focus on Teamwork and Community

In the world of The Wonderful 101, the recently remastered and re-released action-adventure game that originally launched in 2013 for the Nintendo Wii U, the planet’s best line of defence against an invading army of aliens is a massive squad of sentai-like superheroes who, in addition to having a variety of powers, are able to combine together to form humongous weapons and gadgets. Read More >>

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Cursed’s First Trailer Is a Waterlogged Arthurian Bloodbath

Even though reimaginings of Arthurian legends almost always centrally focus on a lake of some sort, Netflix’s new trailer for its adaptation of Frank Miller and Tom Wheeler’s Cursed demonstrates that these stories are still very much seen as an endless well for action-packed stories about war, magic, and revolution. Read More >>

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Harley Quinn Just Gave Us the Most Fascinating Joker Ever

Over Harley Quinn season two's past few episodes, Ms. Quinzel’s got a whole mess of things incredibly right as well as getting even more things wrong. But because Harleen’s a fundamentally good person, she understands how unbalanced her actions have been in the grander scheme of things. Read More >>

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SDCC Halts Eisner Awards Voting Due to Weird Security Screw-Up

The ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic forced San Diego Comic-Con to go entirely digital this year. But voting for the annual Eisner Awards was meant to go rather smoothly as people could participate through an online portal put together with SDCC’s organisers. Just as the deadline for voting was seemingly extended, however, a number of people realised something was amiss with their accounts. Read More >>

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Doom Patrol’s New Season 2 Trailer Is a Dark Disco Extravaganza

Before Doom Patrol’s Danny the Street was reduced to a single brick, the extradimensional being used to delight in throwing wildly extravagant parties for their friends – all of whom were social outcasts in need of a compassionate community. Danny might not be at their full power just quite yet, but in the latest trailer for Doom Patrol’s second season, the party’s not over. Read More >>

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This Candyman Shadow Puppet Short Film is a Horrific Mirror You Can’t Look Away From

Much as the Candyman film franchise focuses on the stories of people foolish enough to summon a murderous ghoul into their midst by chanting his name, the films have always been, at their cores, gruesome reflections on the American legacy of anti-Black racism that led to the lynchings of thousands over the centuries. Read More >>

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Artemis Fowl is a Flashy Fairytale About a Magically Militarised Police Force

If you wandered through a book store’s YA section back in the early aughts, chances were good your eye would eventually be caught by one of the glittering, golden cardboard standees stocked full of Eoin Colfer’s Artemis Fowl, a novel about a criminal boy genius with designs on carrying out the most impressive heist in either human or fairy history. This week, Disney finally releases its long-awaited adaptation to the world. Read More >>

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Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity is a Grimly Unique Take on Gotham’s Dark Corners

What do Salvador Dali, Harley Quinn, and the Joker all have to do with one another? Take your time to think through the question before you continue on. Read More >>