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Susana Polo — Managing Editor

Susana Polo thought she'd get her Creative Writing degree from Oberlin, work a crap job, and fake it until she made it into comics. Instead she stumbled into a great job: founding and running this very website. She's spoken at events like Geek Girl Con, New York Comic Con, and Comic Book City Con, wants to get a Batwoman tattoo and write a graphic novel, and one of her canine teeth is in backwards.

Posts by Susana Polo

Mutatis Mutandis

More X-Men: Days of Future Past Pictures Than You Will Ever Need

X-Men: Days of Future Past is going into the final swing of its marketing push, and that means 25moments.com, a website giving us all a brief primer on mutant history from 1962 to 2018. We’ve collected all twenty five of the new images, as well as some extras, here in this gallery, though for explanations of them all, you’ll want to check out 25 Moments.

There may be some mild spoilers (though likely only for things that will be covered by exposition in the film) within. If you’re spoiler sensitive, you might want to avoid them.

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Consider the Following

The Winter Soldier Scene That Scarlett Johansson Suggested Be Cut From the Film

We’re betting there’s more than one deleted scene from Winter Soldier, five minutes of them, in fact. But according to the co-directors of the film, one Black Widow-heavy scene was cut on the suggestion of Scarlett Johansson herself.

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Giveaway

The Mary Sue’s Very Tumblr Orphan Black Giveaway

Got a Tumblr? Got the five minutes to make a Tumblr? Well, we noticed that we’re getting close to 20k Tumblr followers, so we’re giving away season one of Orphan Black to a lucky member of our lovely Tumblr community, and you could win it. Here’s how:

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Pros and Cons

News for the Future of Agents of SHIELD and Agent Carter

Deadline has good news and eh news from the field of new television in 2014: their sources say that a Peggy Carter series is moving along towards being greenlit, but that it might show up as a bridge between a two part second season of Agents of SHIELD.

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Bilbo’s Shire Gel

Well, Tolkien did like to spend a lot of his thinking time in the bath… (Nerd Approved)

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eye candy

Artist Reimagines Pop Culture Icons as Byzantine Religious Icons

To be fair, Fotis Varthis says on their Behance page that their Byzantine series is based on the Byzantine art style as a whole, not on any particular saint iconography. The series began when they were attempting to draw a prophet and accidentally drew Saruman instead. You can probably guess what came next.

Check out two more of Fotis Varthis’ series at Behance.

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Consider the Following

Megan Fox Talks TMNT, April O’Neil, and Sailor Moon

Why did Megan Fox join the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie without hesitation? For the love of turtles.

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My Spidey Sense Is Tingling

Commercial Featuring Creepy Baby Spider-Man is Selling What?

The idea of the year 2018 is pretty surreal, isn’t it? That’s when The Amazing Spider-Man IV is slated to come out… for now. Producer Matt Tolmach told Den of Geek that the release date might not be as set in stone, and that the May 4th, 2018 spot might go to another film in the franchise. Waiting until 2019 for the ultimate film in the Amazing Spider-Man franchise? That’s surreal.

But admittedly nowhere near as surreal as this commercial for Evian of all things.

Previously in The Amazing Spider-Man

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Interview

The Mary Sue Interview: Fiona Staples of Saga!

We try not to brag about how awesome it is to live in New York City, but every year when the Museum of Comics and Comics Art’s MoCCA Fest rolls around, it’s hard not to. A small con that mostly attracts comics’ indie and creator owned scene, it’s a great place to get a low crowds (and low stress!) encounter with the creator of your favorite webcomic, comic, or even tumblr comic. I trotted up to the 69th Regiment Armory this weekend and walked away with a couple of short but sweet interviews, and the first with Fiona Staples, artist and co-creator with Brian K. Vaughan of Image Comics’ amazing series Saga.

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Almost Totally Excellent

The Lego Movie Makers Pledge to Do Better on Female Characters in Sequel

I’m not sure our movie passes the Bechdel test entirely and I think that it’s important. We have a lot of producers [who] were female who had concerns and we were always constantly saying to ourselves: ‘Are we just a bunch of white guys sitting here making this movie from our own myopic point of view?’ We were constantly responding to that question and that helped us make Wyldstyle a better character and Unikitty a more interesting character. I think it’s forcing us to look at how we make a sequel and turn that into something that’s more powerful and special.Chris McKay to The Daily Mail.

Heartening words from the co-director of The Lego Movie and sole director of its greenlit sequel!

Previously in The Lego Movie

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