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Stephanie Brown Is Returning To DC, A Captain Marvel Re-Launch And More Comic News From NYCC

Some very interesting news came out of New York Comic Con this past weekend. Particularly as it pertains to a few female comic book characters we love. All that and another new project we think you might, explained like after the jump.

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Easy Baby Cosplay

Got a bald baby? Perfect unisex Captain Picard cosplay. (Geeks are Sexy)

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The World Doesn't End Because the Doctor Dances

Race & Gender: The Doctor Who Casting That Might Have Been

The Doctor Who casting reveal this past Sunday drew 6.2 million viewers on BBC One alone but the result wasn’t quite as shocking as many had expected considering the fanfare. While star Jenna Coleman said the 50th anniversary celebration is “quite a transformation episode and it very much changes the direction of where the show is going in quite a big way,” she never said anything about the 12th Doctor being much of a departure. But post-announcement, we heard a few things about the possibilities (or lack thereof) for a different actor to take on the famous role and are now lamenting the might-have-beens. 

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My Spidey Sense Is Tingling

A Video Tribute to Amazing Spider-Man #700 [VIDEO]

MTV Geek! has put together this video tribute to Amazing Spider-Man #700, featuring several persons involved in the comic (including writer Dan Slott), Stan Lee (of course), Norman Reedus (I approve), and several of the cast members of Jersey Shore. Well… they are on an MTV show, so that makes sense… I guess.

Anyway. Fair warning: Do not watch this if you have not already read Amazing Spider-Man #700. Don’t even click the jump, as the preview frame of the video tells you what happens.

There are going to be spoilers in the comments, too.

Basically, if you A) haven’t read it or B) don’t already know what happens, click away from this story right now lest ye be spoiled.

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Game of Thrones Beer

For those who want to add a little edge to their game of beer pong. (And by edge I mean decapitation.) (Entertainment Weekly)

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Consider the Following

Law & Order Actress Angie Harmon Is Ready To Play Another Lawyer: Marvel’s She-Hulk

Angie Harmon currently stars as Detective Jane Rizzoli in the TNT crime-drama, Rizzoli & Isles, but you may remember her from the long stint she did on NBC’s Law & Order as Assistant District Attorney Abbie Carmichael. As it turns out, Harmon is itching to get back into law. Superhero law to be more specific. Harmon wants to play Jennifer Walters, a.k.a. She-Hulk. And yes, she already posted a picture of herself as She-Hulk to show us how serious she is. 

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: The League of Extraordinary Funny People

TV is coming back soon, but 30 Rock won’t be returning until 2012 to accommodate Tina Fey‘s new baby. In the meantime, we can look forward to a fancy lady-oriented Thursday night lineup on NBC and check out this League of Extraordinary Gentlemen mashup by illustrator Alex Ross. (via Popped Culture)

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Cautiously Optimistic

Amazing Spider-Man Writer Dan Slott Says the Revamped Musical Rocks

If there’s anyone who might be able to offer an informed opinion on a Spider-Man musical, it’s a Spider-Man writer. The much-maligned Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark returned to Broadway this week after a major overhaul that included a new script and book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, a comic book writer who has actually written Spidey stories. And now, The Amazing Spider-Man writer Dan Slott is calling him “the hero who saved Spidey” in his Tweeted review of the revamped show. Wow — really??

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