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Why The New Ms. Marvel Is A Promising Step Forward [Video]

Because we can never talk about the importance of inclusion enough. This recent video from PBS Idea Channel unpacks Kamala Khan’s cultural significance, framing her as a promising step forward for comics (and media at large). Even if you’re not a Ms. Marvel fan, this is a solid sum-up of the effects media representation often has on the real world.

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Loki Is Elsa In This Frozen Parody. Obviously. [VIDEO]

I probably would have liked the movie a lot more if it starred Tom Hiddleston’s Loki.

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Website Shows You Exactly How Hard Your Favorite TV Shows Started Sucking Over the Years

Or not, in some cases. To get more mathy with it, software engineer Kevin Wu‘s Graph TV compiles the IMDB user ratings for the episodes of any given TV show and converts them into handy-dandy graphs. It’s an interesting starting point for discussion, if not the definitive determination of a show’s increasing or decreasing level of suck. For example, the ratings for season seven of Buffy the Vampire Slayer are way too high. What the hell, IMDB users?!

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Warner Bros. Has Chosen A Director For The LEGO Movie Sequel

We shared a brief word about The Lego Movie getting greenlit for a sequel last month but now we know who will be leading the charge.

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Image Comics Publisher Calls Women “The Fastest Growing Demographic” In The Industry

This is one of those things that’s so in line with what we’re all about here, it’s hard to not copy-paste the whole shebang. Yesterday morning, at the ComicsPRO Annual Membership Meeting, Image Comics publisher Eric Stephenson gave a speech on expanding the industry’s appeal. Stephenson spoke passionately about advancing the medium, and talked at length about how both publishers and retailers need to focus on bringing in new readers. His remarks on one group in particular were highly relevant to our interests.

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New York Comic Con Will Be Happening Twice This Year

If one New York Comic Con wasn’t enough for you, you’re in luck! Especially if you like comic books.

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Anansi Boys Coming To BBC As A Miniseries

Neil Gaiman’s Anansi Boys, about the sons of the West African spider god, is going to be made into a BBC miniseries!  While a film adaptation has long been rumored and Gaiman even wrote a movie script for it, those plans fell apart at some point.  Given how well BBC adaptations usually go and that one of the film adaptations pitched to Gaiman involved changing the race of the main characters, this can probably be seen as a win-win!

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Why Yes, Frank Darabont Is Still Pretty Angry Over The Whole Walking Dead Firing Thing

The Walking Dead has gone through a few showrunners since Frank Darabont was fired by AMC back in 2011 but it seems time hasn’t healed those particular wounds just yet.

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LEGO Friends Introduces Disney Princess Line

When I first heard LEGO was teaming with Disney for Princess sets, my first thought was “Yes! Finally I get some minifigs I’ve always wanted!” And then I realized they weren’t the regular minifigs but more like the recent LEGO Friends sets. I’m personally disappointed but I know a lot of folks really like these, so take a peek at our first preview of the line. And don’t miss Flynn Rider looking utterly lost.

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Natalie Portman Explains The Ramp She Needed To Act With Chris Hemsworth In Thor [VIDEO]

This video clip from the Graham Norton Show is magical.

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