Spider-Man Joins Captain America: Civil War And More Movie Updates

The news/ramifications/fallout from last night's bombshell announcement that Sony would let Marvel play with their Spider-Man figures (so to speak) continue! The WSJ confirms Spidey will make his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in Captain America: Civil War while Sony's Sinister Six movie is back on! » 2/10/15 11:52am 2/10/15 11:52am

Captain America: Civil War Just Revealed A New Major Marvel Villain

And no, I'm not talking about Iron Man. A new casting call sheet for the third Captain America movie causally mentioned that the recently added castmember Daniel Bruhl will play Baron Zemo, one of Cap's most formidable foes, in the film. Here's why this is awesome. » 1/26/15 9:30am 1/26/15 9:30am

Why Marvel's Civil War Movie Shouldn't Be Anything Like The Comic

Greetings, my lascivious envelope-lickers! Uh, that sounded dirtier than I intended. Sorry. In today's mailbag, I have the answers you seek — as long as you're wondering where the hell Disney's cartoons are hiding and whether Thor's hammer has accidentally killed somebody. Three, two, one, let's jam! » 1/21/15 9:05am 1/21/15 9:05am

Marvel Wanted Spider-Man For Captain America 3, But Sony Said No

In the treasure trove of info that are the leaked Sony Pictures emails, one conversation has been discovered that would blow Marvel comics fans' minds — the fact that Sony and Marvel was indeed discussing a way for the Sony-owned Spider-Man to appear in Marvel Studios cinematic universe. That's the good news. » 12/10/14 1:53pm 12/10/14 1:53pm

​Civil War Maps Show How Sherman's March Rescued Lincoln's Presidency

By 1864, the Union Army's victories in Vicksburg and Gettysburg were overshadowed by growing criticism of the president's leadership and the failure to capture Richmond. Lincoln feared he wouldn't be re-elected, unless he could produce tangible evidence that the end of the Civil War was in sight. » 12/01/14 10:40am 12/01/14 10:40am

Iron Man And Captain America Reenact Dark Knight Returns' Super-Fight

With Civil War brewing on the Marvel movie horizon, we're gearing up to watch Iron Man and Captain America duke it out. And here, you can see them throwing punches in the style of Batman and Superman's fight from Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns. » 11/10/14 1:20pm 11/10/14 1:20pm

Watch The American Civil War As It Rages Across Four Agonizing Years

Amateur military historian EmperorTigerstar has created a fascinating timelapse video showing the changing front lines of the American Civil War for each day of the conflict. » 11/03/14 2:20pm 11/03/14 2:20pm

Incredible Restoration of Rusted Turret Cannon from the U.S. Civil War

The USS Monitor, whose cross section is pictured above, was the first iron-clad warship in the US Navy. Built during the U.S. Civil War, it was famous for its revolving turret, fitted out with a cannon. Now, a group is restoring the cannon — and you can see some unbelievable before-and-after pictures below. » 9/26/14 12:35pm 9/26/14 12:35pm

The Confederacy Almost Had a Helicopter During the Civil War

The American Civil War was probably the first truly modern war in that technology was so important. The military use of balloons, the development of steam-powered ironclads and monitors (as well as the invention of the gun turret), rifled cannons of unprecedented size, submarines, guncotton and telegraphy were all… » 7/12/14 9:30am 7/12/14 9:30am

10 More Viral Photos That Are Actually Total Fakes

The internet can be a tough place to distinguish fact from fiction. Who has time to fact-check all those beautiful, weird, and sometimes horrifying pictures? Well, we do. » 2/20/14 1:20pm 2/20/14 1:20pm

The Entire History of the American Civil War, in One Gorgeous Chart

From the Library of Congress's digital collection comes this mind-numbingly comprehensive visual summary of The War Between the States. » 9/17/13 7:40am 9/17/13 7:40am

The Confederate captain wore jaguar pants

If you thought cheetah, leopard, and jaguar print clothing was a strictly modern phenomenon in the West, take a gander at the outfit of Captain Samuel J. Richardson, commander of the W.P. Lane Rangers, an independent Texas cavalry that fought for the Confederacy during the American Civil War. Richardson wore trousers… » 11/04/12 10:00am 11/04/12 10:00am

10 Movements to Secede from the United States

This week, the United States celebrates its independence from Great Britain. But throughout the nation's history there have been plenty of people who have sought their independence from the US, not in it. Some of these rebellions against the US have been mere publicity stunts, while others genuinely threatened to tear… » 7/03/12 10:00am 7/03/12 10:00am

The Mystery of the Glow-in-the-Dark Civil War Soldiers

The American Civil War Battle of Shiloh left 16,000 soldiers dead and 3,000 soldiers wounded, and some of those wounded soldiers are part of an odd mystery. Some of the soldiers had eerily glowing wounds, which healed more quickly than the non-glowing wounds. So what strange battlefield science was at work? » 4/07/12 10:30am 4/07/12 10:30am

Beautiful, hi-res census maps provide fascinating snapshots of 1870s…

You're looking at just one print from a collection that comprises dozens of spellbinding maps and charts based on the results of the 1870 US census — the ninth census ever conducted, and the first to be performed in the years following the Civil War. » 1/06/12 4:00pm 1/06/12 4:00pm

The million-dollar Vampire Nic Cage photo vanishes from eBay — but…

Nic Cage's Civil War photograph from the 1870s, which proves the manic actor is an immortal vampire, has VANISHED from ebay. But the good news is, there's already a replacement. » 9/29/11 9:56am 9/29/11 9:56am

Was Nicolas Cage a vampire during the Civil War? This $1,000,000…

Are you an unhinged billionaire? Are you a sucker for impulse buys? Do you sit around wondering if the fellow née Nicolas Kim Coppola is an immortal Confederate soldier who feasts on human blood? Then have I got an eBay purchase for you, pilgrim! » 9/17/11 7:30am 9/17/11 7:30am

The craziest experimental weapons of the 19th century

With weird western Cowboys & Aliens coming out next week, we couldn't help but wonder: were there any real 19th century weapons that could compare to Daniel Craig's alien energy weapon? As always, never underestimate the awesome craziness of the 19th century. » 7/20/11 9:00am 7/20/11 9:00am

Reality mirrors art: real-life superhero Civil War goes down in…

In Marvel Comics' 2006 miniseries Civil War, unruly superheroes brawl in Stamford, Connecticut, and Captain America and Spider-Man consequently fight each other. This Halloween, an unruly Captain America and Spider-Man were arrested for brawling in Stamford. It's all coming true! » 11/03/10 8:00am 11/03/10 8:00am

Politics' War On Comics Continues

Last week's uproar over Captain America's anti-tea party agenda has, for one right wing commentator, turned into a condemnation of the entire comic medium. Meanwhile, now the left wing commentators are complaining about Cap's behavior, but for different storylines... » 2/15/10 12:00pm 2/15/10 12:00pm