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Play Arts Kai's Black Widow Is Here To Kick Ass And Have Fabulous Hair

Play Arts Kai is back with another crazy entrant to their Marvel Variants line, and—wait. This figure isn’t that crazy. It’s quite restrained, in fact. And kind of totally badass. And it’s Black Widow! Who made this figure, and what have they done with the real Square-Enix? » 7/30/15 10:03am Today 10:03am

Here's A Bonkers Rumor About the Villains of the New Spider-Man Reboot

Night Nurse might be heading to Doctor Strange—and she won’t be played by Rosario Dawson. Simon Pegg teases Idris Elba’s Star Trek Beyond character. Jessica Jones will go even further than the original comics. Plus, a new look at The Martian, The 100 casts a singer, and more. Behold, Spoilers! » 7/30/15 6:00am Today 6:00am

Patrick Osborne, Director of Feast, Will Adapt Battling Boy For Film

In 2008, we first heard that Brad Pitt’s Plan B production company had picked up the rights to Paul Pope’s excellent Battling Boy. Now we finally have some movement on it. And fabulous movement it is: Patrick Osborne, director of the Oscar-winning Feast, will direct it for Paramount. » 7/30/15 12:30am Today 12:30am

Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Crash Caused By Lack of Oversight 

An official investigation into the deadly crash of a Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo over California last October finds that a co-pilot unlocked the ship’s braking system too early. The incident, according to the National Transportation and Safety Board’s report, could have been prevented with better safety procedures. » 7/30/15 12:00am Today 12:00am

Gotham Adds More Villains, More Heroes, More Worries

As the official io9 reviewer of the first season of Gotham, I thought the show had an unfortunate tendency to merely trot out proto-Batman characters in lieu of decent storytelling and actual character development. Now that the show is adding an absurd amount of new characters for season 2, I don’t think this problem… » 7/29/15 5:30pm Yesterday 5:30pm

The Terribly True Tale of the Youngest Girl Ever Executed in America

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Today, the crimes of Hannah Ocuish would be readily explained, if not outright forgiven. Her childhood incorporated all the clichés and every demographic of the youthful offender: poverty, neglect, ignorance, discrimination. Taken together, they ensured that Hannah would be a naughty little girl indeed. » 7/29/15 7:30pm Yesterday 7:30pm