The CIA's Ridiculous Plan To Discredit Bin Laden With Action Figures

We've all heard about some of the CIA's crazy secret spy plots, like the poisonous cigar they tried to kill Fidel Castro with. But I always assumed that stuff was in the past, right? Wrong. Because the CIA once planned to make demonic Osama bin Laden action figures to turn kids against the Taliban. » 6/19/14 2:15pm 6/19/14 2:15pm

The Absolute Best Comics To Grab This Free Comic Book Day

Got plans this Saturday? You do now. It's the 2014 Free Comic Book Day, when publishers give out their wares to the masses, and we can assure you their offerings are going to be worth far more than what you (didn't) pay for them. Here are the 16 comics you need to be looking out for when you arrive at your local comic… » 5/02/14 11:04am 5/02/14 11:04am

Watch Last Night's Perfect GI Joe-Style Opening Of Community

Actually, last night's episode of Community — which was not only animated like the classic cartoon, but also contained several shockingly accurate '80s GI Joe toy commercials — was pretty much perfect all the way around. But if you missed the show, you at least need to watch the wonderful opening. At least. » 4/04/14 6:20am 4/04/14 6:20am

See the Real American Heroes of Community's GIJoe Episode In Action

We've mentioned that the next episode of Community will be animated in the style of the original G.I. Joe cartoon, but now you can see Britta and Abed — er, Buzzkill and Fourth Wall — in action as they teach kids about the importance of... something or other. The episode airs on April 3rd. Can't wait! » 3/27/14 7:40am 3/27/14 7:40am

​Your Wait For the Long-Awaited Sandman Overture #2 Is Finally Over

Yes, the second issue of Neil Gaiman's already fabulously-popular-despite-having-only-one-issue-out is finally here! Let's hope #3 manages to arrive in less than four months. Plus, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero hits the big #200, Marvel tries to Survive, and Image presents the superhero version of Galaxy Quest! » 3/25/14 2:40pm 3/25/14 2:40pm

Odd Thomas is the type of feel-good horror movie they made in the 80s

Odd Thomas is an adaptation of a successful novel by Dean Koontz. But the actual movie has a breezy, quippy tone and a small-scale storyline that remind me of nothing so much as a low-budget 80s adventure film. It's not a great movie, or even a particularly good movie, but it's fun and cute and doesn't outstay its… » 2/28/14 9:00am 2/28/14 9:00am

G.I.Joe 2 says knowing this week’s DVD releases is half the battle

The other half of the battle is a terrifying, war between the G.I. Joe: Retaliation movie, the Star Trek: The Next Generation season 4 Blu-ray set, and Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, which should change DC animated movies for ever. You can only choose one — unless you want two or something. » 7/29/13 1:45pm 7/29/13 1:45pm

The 14 Greatest Action Figure Playsets of All Time

An action figure needs a place to act. And while pretending an empty shoebox is a secret HQ, or that dangerous caves lie under your bed, very few imaginations beat an awesome playset. While its heyday is mostly over, it’s worth celebrating the best playsets — new and old — that gave our toys a place to belong. » 7/03/13 11:50am 7/03/13 11:50am

See Hasbro's awesome SDCC'13 exclusives you'll never be able to buy

The good news: Hasbro has revealed a number of the toys, dolls, figures and collectibles they'll be selling at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con via USA Today and they are unbelievably awesome. The bad news? You have about as much chance of purchasing these as of getting into Hall H to see a Joss Whedon panel (spend 12… » 6/05/13 1:45pm 6/05/13 1:45pm

10 Evil Schemes that Could Have Been Stopped by Taking Out a Minion

The universe is full of evil masterminds, whose schemes seem too brilliant to defeat — until, of course, they're defeated. But often, those schemes depend on one lowly minion, and if you just took out that henchperson, the masterplan would never have gotten off the ground. Here are 10 evil schemes that depended on an… » 5/10/13 10:00am 5/10/13 10:00am

A critical analysis of David Bowie’s crotch bulge in Labyrinth

Besides the subject mentioned in the headline, today’s “Postal Apocalypse” includes a historical look at butt-wiping technologies, how Cobra gets its funding in G.I. Joe, the worst Star Wars prequel quote, and more. It is possibly my favorite “PA” ever. Please, please keep those awesome questions comin’ to » 4/17/13 8:05am 4/17/13 8:05am