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  1. He-Manifest Destiny: Kick-Ass 2 Director Updates Script For Masters of the Universe Movie

    Hey, what's going on?

    Back in 2012, Jon M. Chu was attached to the Masters of the Universe reboot but when poked by a fan on Twitter about the prognosis on the company's He-Man adaptation, Columbia Pictures' Senior VP of Production Devon Franklin didn't reply "we try... oh my god, do we try." Instead he did the responsible thing and tweeted a picture of the title page of the movie's script

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  2. The Mary Sue Holiday Gift Guide, Part 4: Stuff & Things!

    You'll have to supply your own disapproving look at Lori, though.

    Face it, nerds love stuff. Memorabilia, merchandise, collectibles, what have you—if we can display it proudly in a glass case in our living room, most of us are pretty happy. Here's a bunch of neat plushies, figures, and other odds and ends (some of them are even practical!) for the collectors and enthusiasts in your life. And don't forget to check out Part 1: Books, Part 2: Movies & TV, and Part 3: Gaming & Tech!

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  3. Gross: Honda is Using Jem, Skeletor, Strawberry Shortcake, & Stretch Armstrong to Sell Cars This Holiday Season

    The 80s nostalgia is strong with this one.

    What... what is happening?

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  4. The Mary Sue Exclusive: She-Ra’s New Look In DC’s He-Man and the Masters of the Universe #18

    Now where did I leave that sword...

    You've been waiting for it and DC Comics have given The Mary Sue the exclusive reveal of Adora's transformation into our beloved She-Ra!

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  5. Get Back To Basics With This Pop Culture Alphabet


    This charming series is the work of Jeff Victor, whose art we've featured previously. If you have young ones this might benefit -- or an empty spot on your grown-up wall -- he's got a poster print available for sale. The V, W, and X panel makes for an interesting discussion piece on the signature outfits of female characters, wouldn't you say?

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  6. Things We Saw Today: Miss Piggy Wearing the Actual Hope Diamond

    Things We Saw Today

    Today is Jim Henson's birthday, and in honor of that date, nearly two dozen of his puppets will now join the original Kermit the Frog in the Smithsonian's collection. So yes. This is Miss Piggy wearing the actual Hope Diamond. Piggy herself will go on permanent display, presumably along with Kermit, and presumably with the diamond back at the National History Museum. (Smithsonian)

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  7. TV and Movie Scenes Re-Created In Minimalist Legos

    Audience Participation

    Lego artist Nick Desimone has taken minimalist movie posters to the next level: minimalist Lego scenes. He renders classic characters in dioramas using the least amount of bricks possible, creating iconic moments without the benefit of faces, intricate detail, or non-geometric shapes-- just with brightly-colored blocks. Can you guess all of the movies and shows which are Lego-fied here? (via GeeksAreSexy)

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  8. DC Comics Resurrects He-Man, Starts Off With the Awesome Hordak

    I'm all about there being more things that there aren't enough of. Superheroes dominate the world of comics, and that's fine, but I always felt there weren't enough comics in other sci-fi/fantasy subgenres. It's getting much better, though, and I'm personally stoked to see He-Man -- you know, blond Conan in space sans the womanizing -- return to the world of comics in April. Masters of the Universe (MotU) is the perfect blend of science fiction and fantasy: Swords, spaceships, magic, pseudo-science, laser guns, and crazy doomsday devices. DC Comics picked up the reins and announced the new series in January, but now they're showing off some artwork from the first issue. Folks, Hordak's back, and he's getting scarier.

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  9. Real Master Blacksmith Forges He-Man’s Sword of Power [Video]

    Oh, hell yes. Tony Swatton is a blacksmith by trade, and he's made weapons for scads of movies and TV shows. Swords for Game of Thrones, cutlasses for Pirates of the Caribbean, Batarangs for Batman, and so on. But now he's turned his craft-- and his YouTube series, Man At Arms -- to the ultimate weapon of the universe. Swatton has forged He-Man's Sword of Power.

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  10. Things We Saw Today: The Justice League, Ottoman Empire-Style

    Things We Saw Today

    The Justice League meets the Ottoman Empire, by Ben Senturk. My inner history nerd is freaking out so much right now. Hit the link for individual shots, plus Ottoman-style Joker. (Geek-Art)

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  11. Will Masters of the Universe Reboot Have The Power To Make He-Man Cool Again?

    Highly Successful Marketing Strategies

    Let's be honest here, I'm a She-Ra kind of gal but He-Man is certainly one of those 80s icons I appreciate (and not only for his awesome dance moves). But like most beloved childhood franchises, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe is prime for a reboot and it just so happens to already be in the works. G.I. Joe: Retaliation director Jon M. Chu is taking up the Sword of Grayskull. 

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  12. DreamWorks Acquires Classic Media, Awesome Stuff On The Way (Trust Us)

    Allow Us To Explain

    DreamWorks Animation, the folks who brought us Shrek, Madagascar, and How to Train Your Dragon, have just acquired the privately owned animation studio, Classic Media. Why should you care? Classic Media owns the motherload of awesome cartoon and comic properties. And all it cost them was $155 million in cash. Hit the jump to find out what characters from your childhood we'll likely be seeing again very soon. 

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  13. Things We Saw Today: The Cutest Darn Fan-Made Bridesmaids Poster You Ever Did See

    Things We Saw Today

    Lest we forget, Bridesmaids is up for two Oscars this weekend, Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress for Melissa McCarthy. And that's exactly when this poster will be available for sale. (Super Punch)

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  14. 14 Pictures Of Old School 80s Heroes In Fancy Dress

    eye candy

    Chilean artist Fabian Ciraolo has depicted the likes of Salvador Dalí, Frida Kahlo and Elizabeth Taylor but he's also pretty adept at drawing 80s pop-culture icons. Take a gander at his retro-styled versions of Jem, the ThunderCats, She-Ra and more! (There may be a surprise appearance from Captain Planet) 

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  15. Things We Saw Today: Abraham Lincoln, Ghostbuster

    Things We Saw Today

    Now that he is both a vampire hunter and a Ghostbuster, I like to pretend that Abraham Lincoln is President of the Dead People and benevolently leads them in the war against the Good Dead and the Evil Dead, emerging victorious when all can live with each other in eternal, spookyass harmony. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

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  16. Things We Saw Today: How To Make Your Own Peeps

    Things We Saw Today

    Peeps are polarizing. But if you love peeps, visit mental_floss to find out how to make your own. (Also: DIY Cadbury Creme Eggs ... you're gone already, aren't you?)

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  17. What Toys Do When We’re Not Looking

    where does he get those wonderful toys

    Man, if I had known 20 years ago that pretending my action figures were interacting with lawn ornaments, household appliances, other gangs of toys, etc. could have been considered art, I would be super rich right now. (Because my action figures did do all those things.) Artist Thurston Roscoe's photo collection of his imagined "behind the scenes" activities of action figures is available for purchase, but doesn't it just give you ideas? More after the jump.

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  18. He-Man: Medieval Edition

    Accompanied by his faithful companion Battle Cat, the pious He-Man confronts the infernal tempter Skeletor while Orko watches from the heavens. Inscription: "Magister Mundi Sum!," or "I am the master of the world!" From the mind of Jason Hernandez. (Jason Hernandez via Super Punch via Neatorama)

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  19. Geekolinks: 6/21

    Sins of a Solar Empire vs. Justin Bieber (Double Jump) 27 Huge Hamburgers (Urlesque) Inside the Mind of an Anonymous News Site Poster ( Kim Jong-il Looks at a Radish (The Telegraph) The Goofiest Masters of the Universe Toy Commercial (Points of Articulation) World Cup: England vs. Algeria in LEGOs (SportsGrid) ThinkGeek's Best Cease and Desist (ThinkGeek) (pic via Tsaoshin.)

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  20. Superman’s 10 Strangest Battles With Non-Superheroes

    DC's announcement yesterday that they would release a limited-run, $250 statue of Superman fighting Muhammad Ali in homage to their classic 1978 comic book counter has stirred up a surprising amount of nostalgia from comic book fans. Hero Complex's Geoff Boucher: "I own about 9,000 comic books but ask me to pick my single favorite and I don't need to think twice. It's "Superman vs. Muhammad Ali," which (despite the smirk-inducing title) was a world-class knockout when it arrived in the fall of 1978 and remains an enduring classic all these years later."

    Superman's encounters with the likes of The Hulk, Galactus, and Spider-Man are undeniably inspiring of geekery, but we tend to put comic book characters, Marvel and DC alike, in the same shelves in our minds, which is why totally uncomiclike crossover battles are stranger still.

    After the jump, ten snapshots of Superman's encounters with the likes of The Terminator, Adolf Hitler, and He-Man and the Masters of the Universe:

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