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io9 Roundup: June 1, 2011

The entire film Akira condensed into one movie poster

Here's an awesome (if extremely rare) poster Tyler Stout recently created for the Alamo Drafthouse's Mystery Movie. Basically, it's every event from Akira merged into one crazy whole. More »


io9 Roundup: June 1, 2011Who are all these weird new mutants in X-Men: First Class?

The first X-Men films introduced us to marquee mutants like Wolverine and Storm. For the 1960s prequel X-Men: First Class, Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn has dug deep into X-Men lore and plucked out some of the comic's most obscure mutants. More »


io9 Roundup: June 1, 2011The 10 most ridiculous X-Files monsters-of-the-week

It's hard coming up with innovative monsters week-in-week-out over nine seasons, so it's inevitable The X-Files had a few ludicrous stinkers now and again. More »


io9 Roundup: June 1, 2011Watch how Ryan Reynolds was physically launched into space to play Green Lantern

We've got a couple of fantastic behind-the-scenes Green Lantern features, that show just how the filmmakers launched Ryan Reynolds into the night. Instead of just blasting his face with a fan, they physically launched him into the air! More »


io9 Roundup: June 1, 2011These are the biggest numbers in the universe

There are numbers out there that are so enormously, impossibly vast that to even write them down would require the entire universe. But here's the really crazy thing...some of these incomprehensibly huge numbers are crucial for understanding the world. More »


io9 Roundup: June 1, 2011What does it mean if you don't want to have sex?

Famed sexologist Alfred Kinsey called them "group X." Big Bang Theory calls them people who, like Sheldon, "have no deal." But the one percent of the population who aren't interested in sex call themselves asexuals, aces, or, more simply, people who would pick cake over sex. More »


io9 Roundup: June 1, 2011First look at Guillermo Del Toro's creepy-as-hell Pinocchio puppet

We knew Guillermo Del Toro and The Jim Henson Company's Pinocchio movie was going to be something special. But we had no idea those two would create nightmare fuel like the puppet above! More »


io9 Roundup: June 1, 2011Your Ultimate Survival Guide to June's Science Fiction and Fantasy

Science fiction and fantasy are exploding in June! New television shows! Tons of movies! Loads of books! How will you cope with all the excitement? Good thing we've got the complete guide to everything fantastic this coming month. More »


io9 Roundup: June 1, 2011The best Game Of Thrones internet meme yet: Stupid Ned Stark

Dear Gods! Eddard Stark from Game Of Thrones is an infuriating character. Each episode, we suffer through one poor Stark decision after the other. Finally someone has created a meme to chronicle his crappy politics. More »


io9 Roundup: June 1, 2011What X-Men: First Class learned from X-Men: The Last Stand's mistakes

The buzz around X-Men: First Class is immense, especially considering the disastrous third mutant installment almost destroyed the series. So what changed? More »


io9 Roundup: June 1, 2011Why does the military want to watch these kids' movie? High-res Super 8 photos provide new hints!

What's the secret at the heart of J.J. Abrams' Super 8? The studio just released some high-res photos from the film, which look cool - but also provide some hints. More »


io9 Roundup: June 1, 2011The Awful, Wonderful Truth Behind Grimm's Fairy Tales

The world is full of retellings of the Brothers Grimm lately, but Lisa Goldstein's new novel The Uncertain Places makes the world of fairy tales feel like a living place, with a long history that intersects with our own world. More »


io9 Roundup: June 1, 2011Girly girls and manly men are more realistic about their dating prospects

One of the most important skills to have if you're looking for dates is knowing whether somebody else is interested in you. According to psychologists who studied speed dating, this is actually an incredibly difficult skill to master. More »


io9 Roundup: June 1, 2011Newfangled science fiction drinking games (that we hope you don't play)

Some of you may choose to tipple this holiday weekend. Rather than playing your patented "drink whenever Hudson speaks in Aliens" game for the umpteenth time, why not give one of the following science fiction themed drinking games a whirl? More »