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io9 Roundup: November 6, 2011Awesome X-Men fashion goes beyond spandex and ruby-red visors

Mutant haute couture tends to begin and end with leather jackets, pouches, not-battlefield-worthy corsets, and blue-and-yellow school uniforms that leave nothing to the imagination. Artists Kevin Wada and Max Wittert have decided to put some more outfits in the X-Women's armoires. More »


io9 Roundup: November 6, 2011The Dark Knight plays Ebenezer Scrooge in Lee Bermejo's Batman: Noel

In writer/artist Lee Bermejo's new graphic novel Batman: Noel, the Caped Crusader's quest to use a lowly bagman to ensnare the Joker runs parallel to the plot of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. More »


io9 Roundup: November 6, 2011A dam explodes and - for the first time in a century - a river reclaims its course

In an effort to return Washington's White Salmon River to local wildlife, engineers blew a hole in the long-standing Condit Dam. Explains photographer Andy Maser, who shot this dramatic detonation: More »


io9 Roundup: November 6, 2011Watch the restored trailer for Alejandro Jodorowsky and Moebius' never-released scifi epic The Incal

In the 1980s, animator Pascal Blais created a trailer for an animated adaptation of Alejandro Jodorowsky and Jean "Moebius" Giraud's gonzo space opera The Incal. More »


io9 Roundup: November 6, 2011What Fringe's Never-Ending Supply of Mad Scientists Tells Us About Walter Bishop

It's amazing how many episodes of Fringe focus on a mad scientist who's misguided, either due to hubris or some dreadful loss in his past. More »


io9 Roundup: November 6, 2011Insane 1977 movie sent Bruce Lee to Hell to meet Popeye, Dracula, and James Bond

After Bruce Lee died in 1973, a raft of Bruceploitation films hit cinemas. These low-budget movies often starred shameless imitators (like "Bruce Li" and "Bruce Lai") and were occasionally marketed to confused moviegoers expecting a heretofore undiscovered Bruce Lee film. More »


io9 Roundup: November 6, 2011A short film about the monkey head transplant experiment of the 1960s

We've been loving the Midnight Archive's series of macabre web shorts. More »


io9 Roundup: November 6, 2011Captain Planet pops up on Ben 10, the new Jedi on Clone Wars is a jerk, & Beavis and Butt-Head watch Twilight!

Cartoon Network was in full force Friday night, showing six episodes, including new episodes of Young Justice, Thundercats, and Generator Rex. More »


io9 Roundup: November 6, 2011Mortal Kombat flash rave harasses passers-by with deadly dancing

This is so unapologetically stupid, but I can't help but applaud these guys for carrying a boombox around New York blasting the Immortals' always hilarious rave theme. More »


io9 Roundup: November 6, 2011The webcomic Kukuburi is a surreal adventure through a candy-colored wonderland

Courier Nadia steps through an ordinary gate and finds herself in an extraordinary world populated by flying battleship whales and bizarre creatures in dashing chapeaux. More »


io9 Roundup: November 6, 2011How do smelling salts work?

There was a time when police officers were issued special "lady revivers," or vials of smelling salts for fainting women. Faintings aren't so common these days, but anyone who has read a good (or bad) Victorian novel has seen these salts make an appearance. More »


io9 Roundup: November 6, 2011A conversation between Siri and a Furby is like listening to HAL 9000 break wind

From the same school of AI versus AI rib-tickling that brought you existentially ornery Cleverbots: some rousing logorrhea between a new-school smart phone and an old-school creepy fad. More »


io9 Roundup: November 6, 2011The planets of the Solar System, according to crazed pulp comics of the 1940s

Back in the Forties, the science fiction rag Planet Comics published the ongoing feature "Life On Other Worlds." This section peppered scientific know-how amongst whatever gonzo shit the writer happened to make up. More »


io9 Roundup: November 6, 2011Fund a study that will plumb the horrors of duck sex!

In case you're unaware, duck sex is perhaps the singularly horrific event of the animal kingdom, replete with labyrinthine vagina dentata, explosive erections, and the occasional dalliance with necrophilia. More »