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Batman Returns: The Christmas Movie We Deserve

In which a savior is born and dies for our sins

Batman Returns is my favorite Batman movie (I didn't say best, I said favorite, so leave your The Dark Knight comments outside before I call Krampus). In addition to it having a very enjoyable balance between dark character drama and campy fun, it is also a delightful Christmas movie. Not only does it take place during the pagan-turned-Christian holiday, it features the birth of a savior.

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Meet My New Girlfriend, Dapper Selina Kyle from the Gotham By Gaslight Movie

In the first trailer for DC's animated adaptation of Gotham by Gaslight, the thing I'm most excited about it is Selina Kyle.

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Things We Saw Today: 16-Year-Old Maja Kuczyńska’s Amazing Wind Tunnel Acrobatic Routines

This wind tunnel dance routine performed by Maja Kuczyńska, a 16-year-old girl from Poland, has been floating across all social media lately, and with due reason.

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Margot Robbie’s Solo Harley Quinn Movie Brings Gotham City Sirens to the Silver Screen, At Last

Harley Quinn is a great character just on her own, but some of her best storylines have unfolded when she's had occasion to team up with Poison Ivy and/or Catwoman. Sounds like Margot Robbie feels the same way!

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We Need to Talk About the Brilliance of Telltale Games’ Catwoman

From the beginning of the game, it was made clear that Catwoman/Selina’s arc was all about power. But the power she wields isn’t her sexuality or knowing Bruce’s secret, or even her clear-cut ability to kick ass. Instead, it's her agency.

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13 Villainous Costumes That Make Being Bad Look Good

For dresses like these, I'd turn heel too.

This fashion roundup is not last month's floofy dress edition. This is ... the fashion of the damned? Well, not entirely. (That'll come at the end.) Due to the nature of entertainment in general, few characters are one hundred percent villainous or heroic, so there will be a few entries on this list that might make you go "Wait! She's not a villain anymore! This season. Well, most of it ...."

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DC Comics Pays Tribute To The Late Darwyn Cooke, Comics Writer and Illustrator

Comics artist and writer Darwyn Cooke, who helped to create the infamous and now-widely-used redesign of Catwoman and was equally known for his work on "DC: The New Frontier", has passed away at the age of 53 after a battle with cancer.

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The Best of Pull Wisely 2015: The TMS Staff Picks Their Fave Comics of the Year

2015 has been a pretty amazing year in comics.

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Interview: Genevieve Valentine on Writing Catwoman As the Mob Queen of Gotham

Genevieve Valentine's excellent run of writing Catwoman has just ended as of this week, with yesterday's Issue #46 as her last -- alongside artist David Messina, with whom Valentine has worked throughout her too-brief stay. Before the new creative team picks up the reins next week, here's our interview with Valentine about her thoughts on the narrative arc she chose.

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All-New All-Different Pull Wisely: Last Sons of America #1

Happy Tuesday! It's time for another episode of Pull Wisely, in which I give a spotlight review to a book that might interest you -- this time, it's the first issue of BOOM! Studios' Last Sons of America -- and also delineate a few more comics that I plan to check out this week.

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Things We Saw Today: This Catwoman Cosplay is Purr-fection

Insert other feline-related puns here.

This cosplay, inspired by the look of Michelle Pfeiffer's Catwoman in Batman Returns, is utterly fabulous. Model Violet Love is featured in a series of photos that certainly evoke the overall mood of the film.

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All-New All-Different Pull Wisely: Cognetic #1

Welcome to the latest episode of our Pull Wisely, now featuring solo video reviews by staffers here at The Mary Sue. This week, I'm on camera with a quick review of a gory and dramatic apocalypse tale: Cogentic #1, written by James Tynian IV, illustrated by Eryk Donovan, and published by BOOM! Studios.

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Soundtracks: The Stuff Villains Are Made Of

Antagonists, beasties, and an irrational fear of French horns.

Like with heroic themes, a good villain theme reflects the complexity or simplicity of the character, entity, or event. It's probably a little bit of a misnomer to refer to them as "villain" themes, but that is the term I feel lends more symmetry to the "heroes and villains" dichotomy, so I will divide up villainous themes into Individual Antagonists, Beasties, and Events as Antagonist. But first, a little background.

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Things We Saw Today: Remote Controlled Flying Snoopy to Descend at Comic-Con

The Red Baron flies again! Thank God for a certain WWII flying ace!

R/C builder Otto Dieffenbach of Flyguy Promotions created an awesome r/c quadcopter that looks like Snoopy as The Red Baron flying on his doghouse! Expect to see this flying around at SDCC this week!

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The Mary Sue Exclusive: Fandango Reveals Rachel Ignotofsky’s “Women Who Kick Ass” Poster

Some of our fave BAMFers.

Rachel Ignotofsky, the awesome artist whose Women in STEM series helped honor some oft-ignored lady scientists earlier this year, was commissioned by Fandango to create this piece for their movie-centric pop-up gallery at the Santa Monica Pier.

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Batman: Arkham Knight Suffers from Its Terrible Treatment of Female Characters

Batman: Arkham Knight is damaged by lazy storytelling and misogyny.

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Jessica Chastain Shares Her Thoughts on The Martian, Ridley Scott, and Women in Sci-Fi

The line between Interstellar and The Martian just became a whole lot blurrier.

On the set of The Martian, Chastain fielded questions from a group of visiting reporters. She talked about The Martian and strong, heroic women in Ridley Scott films.

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Things We Saw Today: The Craft Goes to Hogwarts in the Best Cosplay Mashup Ever

Well, the best one we've seen TODAY, anyway...

Cosplayer YumeNinja over at Defective Geeks had the perfect response to the news of a remake of The Craft - doing a mash-up with Harry Potter, of course! She also gives a really cool behind-the-scenes look at creating the image!

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Things We Saw Today: Kimmy Schmidt Cosplayer Rules MCM London

Those Iron Man cosplayers don't know what hit 'em.

It's a miracle!

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Things We Saw Today: Catwoman Loves Cat Memes

Nyan Catwoman? Grumpy Catwoman?

It makes sense that Catwoman's favorite Internet memes would be cat memes. Check out this Internet Catwoman print by artist, M.K. Matsumoto, which is available at the artist's Society 6 store for $18. (via Geek Alerts)

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