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As every evolving mythos surrounding your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man marches on into it’s 52nd year, you start to wonder if there is any new twists or turns creators could spin to reinvent the character for new generations. We’ve seen costume changes, more than a few clones, heck even web-shooters with a built in mp3 player (kids are crazy about those mp3 players) and bat-crap-crazy dance numbers that have NO place in the movie. Where can you take Lee and Ditko’s wallcrawler when it seems like he’s been everywhere?

The butt. You go straight for the butt.

Corridor Digital plunged new depths in a special effects/rectal web extravaganza (featuring RocketJump filmmaker Clinton Jones as Spidey) that you have to see to believe (and then forever never unsee.) (more…)

Immediately following World War II, the Ku Klux Klan experienced a sudden resurgence in popularity, specifically in the South where it originated in order to combat what members perceived as threats to the white race from various ethnic and religious groups. For awhile their influence grew unchecked and unchallenged by law enforcement until their ranks were infiltrated by an author and Human Rights activist named Stetson Kennedy who, by enlisting the help of Superman, brought low the racist organization, decimating its ranks. 70 years later, Chris Evans, now indelibly identified as Captain America, is taking up the mantle.

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Given that it’s now 2017 and the world has progressed a bit beyond the classic paranoia and dislike of LGBTQ people and issues, it’s somewhat surprising to learn that a former fan of The CW’s Supergirl felt it necessary to complain on Twitter regarding the show’s recent revelation and coming out of a main character. Unfortunately, that’s what went down just a few days ago when Twitter user @TaronYoung complained to a Supergirl Twitter page about having to explain homosexuality to his 7 and 10-year-old children.

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Twitter has taken center stage as President Donald J. Trump started his first 100 days in office in ways Twitter has in no other presidency before. Besides Trump’s own tweets as POTUS, the Twitter backlash from the silencing of the National Parks Twitter accounts, which quickly spawned Alt-accounts that continued to tweet about Climate Change. Now we’ve stumbled onto another Twitter Alt account: Dukat, the newly elected President of the Federation of Planets. It seems that Dukat, much like Trump, can’t stop tweeting. (more…)

Mary Tyler Moore Has Died At The Age of 80

The golden girl of early television comedy, an award winning actress and an advocate for the rights of animals and awareness of illnesses, Mary Tyler Moore lived a truly profound life. It was announced today that the Hollywood icon has died at the age of eighty. Moore’s representative, Mara Buxbaum gave an official statement announcing the star’s passing, but gave no further information about the cause. Some have speculated that the cause was the Type 1 diabetes, or complications resulting from it, with which she had struggled since the age of 33, as it had a significant negative impact on her health in the past few years. (more…)

For the last couple of weeks now, Mark Hamill has been enjoying giving his old Joker voice some exercise by imbuing the tweets of the new President of the United States with a decidedly different clown vibe. Given that these stories frequently make our trending post list to the right, we can see that you’ve been enjoying them too, so in that spirit, another DC Animated Universe actor has gotten in on the fun because every Joker needs a Harley Quinn. If you saw yesterday’s Meet the Press, then you know where this is going… (more…)

Holy Hellicarrier! It looks like Captain America and Nick Fury will face off over Super Bowl LI. Super-Falcons-Fan Samuel L. Jackson popped champagne last night when the Falcons won the NFC Championship game in a decisive 44 to 21 victory over Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. That means Fury vs Psylocke (Olivia Munn) leads us to Captain America (Chris Evans) vs Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) in Super Bowl LI. Check out the tweets below. (more…)

After almost three decades of waiting, the first collaborative novel between Sir Terry Pratchett (Discworld novels) and Neil Gaiman (American Gods, Stardust, and Coraline) is finally being made for television! Development for an adaptation of Good Omens began in 2002 as a film, but the project remained somewhat mired in development hell for years. By 2008, the project appeared dead in the water. Fortunately, for fans and pretty much everyone else who appreciates amazing fantasy fiction, Amazon greenlit the series, which is set to premiere sometime in 2018.

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The nerd community took a major hit with Ryan Reynold’s Green Lantern in 2011. Reynolds even took some pot shots at the flick in last year’s Deadpool, but all jokes aside, will the upcoming Green Lantern Corps be any good? It’s already coming into a questionable cinematic universe alongside DC’s lackluster releases of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad so hopes are high and fingers are crossed that the next venture into the world of Hal Jordan and company fares better than it did the last time. Fellow nerd and filmmaker Duncan Jones has gone to Twitter to share his opinions on what we should get when Green Lantern Corps hits theaters in 2020.

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