Arrow SPOILER Thread - Absolutely Non-Spoiler Picture Edition

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 5:02 pm

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Oh no! Did I just spoil that Arrow turns into a drawing on tonight's episode?

You'll have to watch and see...

The Avengers and Groot Sing Christmas Carols

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 10:00 am

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Yes, it's another one of those supercuts that takes single words out of context and pieces them together into songs. But if smiling anyway when it's the Avengers and Groot doing it for a Christmas theme is wrong, well, you can sentence me to the Kyln for it. We are Groot.

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New Comic Book Day: All Dinosaurs All the Time

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 8:00 am

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We don't have "one that got away" this week, because we're sending some quality time there. Where? You'll see (I'm sorry for that). We also have the start of a new Amelia Cole arc; a book literally no one asked for; clones of clones of clones; Valiant's Avengers; potentially the most touching dinosaur story since The Land Before Time turned into emotional torture porn AND the dinosaur story with potentially the most touching since The Land Before Time 14: The Dreamers. But first: why the hell does a British rock magazine want to terraform the Earth?

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7 Terrible Lightsaber Designs From the Star Wars Expanded Universe

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 6:00 am

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On November 28, the entire world waited with bated breath for the new Star Wars trailer to give us our first glimpse into a Lucas-free galaxy far, far away. Despite the lack of story or character information, the trailer showed that they at least got the aesthetic of the film right, although they didn't really have to: even if the film were just two hours of C3-P0 lost in a Walmart shouting "R2-D2, where are you?", it would still make a billion dollars at the box office. But with all of the good will that the trailer has gathered, there is one annoying thing that is causing fans on the Internet to complain...

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Agents of SHIELD "Winter Finale" SPOILER Thread

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 6:00 pm

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The truth about Skye is revealed tonight, apparently. It's that her father is the Kwisatz Haderach from the Black Lodge.

The Flash Midseason Finale SPOILER Thread - Reverse It

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 4:40 pm

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HSALF! HA-HA!

He'll never save one of us...

You Need This Toy of a Penguin Dressed as Judge Dredd

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 10:00 am

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Sorry, Penguins of Madagascar...smiling and waving won't cut it with this guy. He's cute, but don't mistake those fearsome flippers for happy feet. This peng-wing (TM Cumberbatch) may not be able to take to the air, but he can fly your ass to the slammer, because in Antarctica City One, he is the law. The very, very cute law.

Oh, and since he's not articulated, he can't actually point the gun at you. Unless he's lying down, looking up at the stars. Don't count on them distracting him.

Thank You, Gotham; Here Comes Krypton

Monday, December 8, 2014 at 4:20 pm

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I'm probably being sarcastic.

It's coming to Syfy, which certainly doesn't mean it'll have terrible CG or anything like that. And it'll center on Jor-El's father, sometimes called Jor-El I in the comics.

Extrapolating from what we've seen in other TV shows, I imagine one of the characters will be a very bright and kind kid named Zod, and a strange gray-skinned man named Duum Z'Day. For sweeps, the Abin Sur Green Lantern will probably show up. And the main character, be he called Jor-El I or something new entirely, will go on and on about how he needs to blend the colors of red and blue just-so to create the ultimate spacefaring uniform.

Mark Hamill Will Play the Trickster Again for The Flash

Monday, December 8, 2014 at 11:26 am

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He probably will not have such an awesomely 1990 costume and hairdo (what would be the 2014 equivalent - lumbersexual?) but we'll get to see what his Jedi Master physique looks like today. Per Hitfix:

"Mark Hamill returns in a brand new interpretation of James Jesse (aka The Trickster), a role he originated on the 90's 'Flash' series. In this new iteration, The Trickster is an anarchist terrorist con man serving a life sentence in Iron Heights who helps Barry (Grant Gustin) and Det. West (Jesse L. Martin) to foil the city-wide attacks of a wannabe Trickster eagerly following in the original's deadly footsteps. The episode will reunite him with John Wesley Shipp who went up against him as the original 'Flash' on the CBS version."
So the new Trickster will presumably be Axel Walker, then? This kind of makes me wish John Wesley Shipp had been cast as Jay Garrick rather than Barry's dad. Hamill's "Trickster" performance more or less became his Joker performance a couple of years later, so it'll be fun to see how much of that remains.

h/t SlyDante777


Best Look Yet at the Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron

Friday, December 5, 2014 at 8:00 am

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This little bit of promo art has leaked online, and ComicsAlliance has basically confirmed it:

We'll just say that this is definitely what Vision looks like in the movie, yet somehow not as cool as what Vision will look like in the movie and leave it at that.

It certainly looks like both Paul Bettany and Vision, with a movie-ized "realistic" touch. I can't imagine it looking any different, frankly.

I just think it's a bummer this leaked online rather than appearing first in the lame-ass "sneak peek" on the Guardians of the Galaxy Blu-ray out this week. Seriously, Marvel, we all love that movie, yet you leaked EVERY extra online first?