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3 Things Movies and TV Shows Get Wrong About Serial Killers (and 3 Things They Get Right)

Hannibal may be ending its NBC run on Saturday, but serial killers as entertainment will, no doubt, live on forever. But how accurate are the most popular examples of narrative, non-docudrama works that depict their gruesome habits? We make like Will Graham and investigate. » 8/27/15 1:40pm Today 1:40pm

10 of the Most Maddening Delays in Comics History

Comic Book release schedules are, more often than not, a little fluid. Sometimes a release is only pushed back a week. Sometimes, a month. But sometimes, a comic can be delayed for months and years, like the recently re-announced Batman: Europa. Here are some of the longest and most frustrating delays in modern comics… » 8/26/15 10:00am Yesterday 10:00am

The 5 Most Ridiculously Sexist Superhero Names in Comics

We’re in the midst of a superheroine Golden Age. When even Squirrel-Girl can score her own comic book, and it’s awesome, you know times are (relatively) good for super-ladies. But it doesn’t hurt to look back on the bad old days... the days when no one at Marvel or DC seemed to know what to do with female… » 8/19/15 10:10am 8/19/15 10:10am

9 Star Wars Toys That Were Canceled Before Anybody Could Buy Them

Star Wars merchandising is infamous for making a toy out of almost everything in the movies and beyond. That fervor is something we’ll be seeing again next month, when new toys for The Force Awakens come out. But not every Star Wars toy planned has actually been released! Here are nine that never saw the light of day. » 8/18/15 10:00am 8/18/15 10:00am

20 of the Most Useless Dungeons & Dragons Spells Ever

Wizards are the most powerful characters in Dungeons & Dragons, as the hundreds of spells available to Magic-Users, IIllustionists, Necromancers, Clerics, Druids, will attest. But for every Meteor Swarm, Time Stop and Resurrection there are a dozen spells that are utterly worthless. Here are 20 D&D spells almost no… » 8/17/15 10:05am 8/17/15 10:05am

7 Reasons Horror Movie Sequels Can Only Get Less and Less Scary

People go to horror movie sequels for many reasons—genuine interest, idle curiosity, tradition, blind optimism—but they almost never go to be scared. Horror movie sequels don’t just negate the point of the previous movie, the negate the point of their entire genre. They can’t help being increasingly less scary than… » 8/13/15 10:00am 8/13/15 10:00am

12 Aliens That Were Supposed to Be Cute But Are Actually Terrifying

Making aliens look cute is a tricky thing to get right in kids’ entertainment. Make them too weird-looking, and you could freak out your audience. Make them too adorable, and you run the risk of them looking more like plush toys than creatures from another planet. And then sometimes you make them look cute... but… » 8/10/15 10:00am 8/10/15 10:00am

The 10 Famous Scientists You Would Most Want on Your Side in a Bar Brawl

It’s two in the morning, you’re in a dive bar, and shit, as they say, is about to go down. You needn’t turn to action heroes to find a group that will help you take out the trash. The sciences offer a few heavy hitters. Here are ten scientists you’d want with you in a fight. » 8/07/15 10:00am 8/07/15 10:00am

The 50 Most Cringe-Worthy Moments In Comic-Book Movie History

There have been hundreds of movies based on comic-books, going back to the earliest days of both media. And that cinematic flood has come with a certain amount of “holy crap, what was that” moments. Here are the 50 most shudder-inducing comic-book-movie moments... according to you. Check out our new video, created in… » 8/06/15 2:30pm 8/06/15 2:30pm

10 Examples of Comics Art So Good, They Don't Need Words to Tell a Story

Comics are a visual medium—but most comics still rely heavily on narration and dialogue. Once in a while, though, a series, a single issue, or even one great scene in a comic will forgo text, or keep it at a minimum, to tell a gorgeous story with just images. Here are 10 pieces of comic art that don’t need words to… » 8/03/15 11:23am 8/03/15 11:23am

10 Books You Pretend to Have Read (And Why You Should Really Read Them)

Science fiction and fantasy offer a rich legacy of great books—but that abundant pile of reading material can also be daunting. So sometimes, it’s easier to fake it. We asked some of our favorite writers, and they told us the 10 books that everyone pretends to have read. And why you should actually read them.
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The 15 Most Ridiculous Badasses From Warhammer 40K

Yes, Warhammer Fantasy was home to many ridiculously badass heroes and villains. But Warhammer 40k, its sci-fi sister game set in a grim darkness where there is only war? Basically, the entire universe is made up almost solely of over-the-top buttkickers. Here’s just 15 of some of its most ludicrously badass… » 7/27/15 10:00am 7/27/15 10:00am

9 Movies That Were Greenlit Because Something Went Viral On The Internet

Adam Sandler’s new movie Pixels will leave a lot of people wondering how this movie even exists. What kind of a universe allows such a travesty to happen? But Pixels came about because a short film went super-viral. And here are nine other films that were greenlit purely thanks to internet manias. » 7/24/15 10:00am 7/24/15 10:00am

The Five Best and Five Worst Demons to Get Possessed By

Getting possessed by a demon sounds horrible—all that contortionism probably leads to awful back problems. But some demonic possessions aren’t all that bad. A possession doesn’t have to be all spooky voices, matted hair and projectile vomiting, after all. Here are the five best and five worst demons to be possessed by. » 7/23/15 11:49am 7/23/15 11:49am

6 Reasons Why Matt Fraction's Hawkeye Is One of Marvel's Greatest Comics

Delay after delay kept it out of our hands for months, but with last week’s release of Hawkeye #22, Matt Fraction and David Aja’s spectacular series has come to a close. While it’s nice to finally read the end, it’s with a twinge of sadness: we’ll miss this Hawkeye an awful lot. Here’s just six reasons why. » 7/21/15 10:00am 7/21/15 10:00am

10 Stories We'd Love (And 10 We'd Hate) in the Back To The Future Comic

One of the many things that makes the Back to the Future trilogy great is how tight the story is. There’s a beginning, middle, end and though the story weaves in and out of those moments, it’s incredibly self-contained. Which is why the idea of a Back to the Future comic book sounds so weird.… » 7/17/15 10:00am 7/17/15 10:00am