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io9 Roundup: October 16, 2011Bruce Banner gets irked: a spoilery synopsis of the New York Comic Con Avengers footage!

Several of the Avengers assembled onstage at the New York Comic Con to premiere some brand new Hulkcentric footage! Here are the details More »


io9 Roundup: October 16, 2011On Adult Swim's China, IL, Ronald Reagan owns a time machine and Hulk Hogan is the dean of America's worst college

You may be familiar with cartoonist Brad Neely from web shorts like The Professor Brothers and Babycakes or his deranged Harry Potter voice-over Wizard People, Dear Reader. Neely's latest project is the new Adult Swim show China, IL, a surrealist comedy about a college full of academics whose perpetually drunk antics put the student body (and reality itself) on high alert. More »


io9 Roundup: October 16, 2011Dinosaur-fighting cast of Terra Nova hints at their nefarious secret mission

What is Terra Nova hiding from you? What seems to be a simple habitat of time-traveling scientists trying to save future Earth and fight off dinosaurs might actually be something much more complicated. More »


io9 Roundup: October 16, 2011Uncanny X-Men scribe Kieron Gillen tells us what makes his mutant squad different

At the New York Comic Con, we had the pleasure of a quick chat with writer Kieron Gillen, who will penning the renumbered first issue of Uncanny X-Men next month. More »


io9 Roundup: October 16, 2011How will the Legion of Superheroes meet the crew of the Starship Enterprise? Author Chris Roberson fills us in

At New York Comic Con, io9 had the opportunity to catch up with comic book writer Chris Roberson, who's helming the upcoming Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes miniseries. More »


io9 Roundup: October 16, 2011Rollerblades + Nic Cage + Fire Barf = One Awesome New Ghost Rider

New York Comic Con saw the premiere of new grizzled Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance footage, including Ciarán Hinds done up like the devil and skulls barfing fire. More »


io9 Roundup: October 16, 2011The Two Stigmata of Walter Bishop, on Fringe

Fringe's Walter Bishop has long been one of the most fascinating characters on television, but his contradictions have seldom been as sharply portrayed as they were in last night's "Subject 9." This newest version of Walter might be the closest we've come yet to seeing the ugly truth about our favorite mad scientist: He's responsible for incalculable suffering, and he's incapable of coping with the world. The result made for mesmerizing viewing. More »


io9 Roundup: October 16, 2011Seattle superhero Phoenix Jones unmasks himself, reveals that he has an extreme protégé named Nightstick

After being arrested on Sunday for pepper-spraying a crowd, Seattle costumed defender Phoenix Jones (née Ben Fodor) unmasked himself to local press on Thursday and affirmed his intentions to patrol the streets, despite this Tony Stark-style outing. More »


io9 Roundup: October 16, 2011Somebody went and invented the power loader from Aliens

We've seen some fairly convincing power loader facsimiles before, but this refurbished Ditch Witch by Raytheon-Sarcos — who are also experimenting with robotic exoskeletons — isn't that far off from James Cameron's original vision. More »


io9 Roundup: October 16, 2011What happens to a whale after it dies, as told by puppets

When a whale kicks the bucket, all that blubber has to go somewhere. This absolutely gorgeous short film by Sharon Shattuck and Flora Lichtman depicts what happens to a whale's corpse after it falls to the bottom of the sea. See all of your favorite deep-sea scavengers in puppet form! I mean you, polychaete worm! More »


io9 Roundup: October 16, 2011Forget why fantasy matters. Why does realism matter?

Last week, as part of their month-long celebration of Ursula K. LeGuin's Wizard of Earthsea, Manhattan's Center for Fiction gathered four fantasists, including Naomi Novik and Lev Grossman, to explain why fantasy matters. More »


io9 Roundup: October 16, 2011A very special Yom Kippur episode of Supernatural

Last night's episode of Supernatural, "Defending Your Life," was all about guilt and how to purge it. Plus, it was hopefully the only time Sam and Dean will become entangled in one of those Star Trek-style "putting humanity and/or Data on trial" episodes that are frankly never a good idea. More »