His Dark Materials Is Off to a Great Start

His Dark Materials is not an easy story to adapt. The trilogy from Philip Pullman is full of breathtaking sights, sounds, and emotions that only work on the page. In some ways, the HBO and BBC adaptation was never going to measure up. But the debut episode is trying its hardest, and the result is something to…

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Source: io9 – His Dark Materials Is Off to a Great Start

Did We Need to See That Much of the Childhood of Batwoman's Villain?

Batwoman continues to be Arrow’s rightful successor—a grim exploration of superheroics with a lead that’s all charm, but hampered by their character’s sullenness. Only, where Arrow leaned into realism to the point of ridiculousness, Batwoman at least has the sense to embrace the comic book nature of its titular…

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Source: io9 – Did We Need to See That Much of the Childhood of Batwoman’s Villain?

Titans Is Back on Its Overwrought Emotional Nonsense for Some Reason

Titans has always had a fair amount of difficulty closing out plot lines in satisfying ways. The latest episode, “Atonement,” sadly makes it very obvious that the writer’s room ran out of ideas for how to handle Deathstroke coming back onto the scene to ruin Dick Grayson’s life.

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Source: io9 – Titans Is Back on Its Overwrought Emotional Nonsense for Some Reason

Your Reality May Not Be That Real in The Mandela Effect

The Mandela Effect is a strange phenomenon where a lot of people remember something incorrectly. In film, a good example is “Luke, I am your father.” That’s not what Darth Vader said. And yet, we all remember it that way. (The line is “No, I am your father,” of course.)

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In This Exclusive She-Ra Clip, Catra Files a Workplace Grievance With Hordak

Catra hasn’t endeared herself to Hordak over the past three seasons of Netflix’s She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. In fact, her move with the portal in season three seemed to guarantee she’d suffer his wrath. But strangely, Catra finds herself in a position of power coming into season four. In this clip, debuting…

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Source: io9 – In This Exclusive She-Ra Clip, Catra Files a Workplace Grievance With Hordak

Watchmen's Internal Clock Is Finally Running on Time

As emotionally-charged and dense as Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen has been, there have been more than a few moments that made it easy to lose sight of the fact that the series is still very much a comic book adaptation. But this week’s episode—“She Was Killed By Space Junk”—is a triumphant tribute to the source material…

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Source: io9 – Watchmen’s Internal Clock Is Finally Running on Time

A mysterious sickness spreads in this The Dreaming #15 exclusive

The Dreaming had a phenomenal first year as it expanded and remixed the mythology of The Sandman, and year two is shaping up to be even better. Last month’s The Dreaming #14 reunited writer Simon Spurrier with his Coda collaborator, artist Matias Bergara, spotlighting why this is one of the most exciting creative…

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Source: io9 – A mysterious sickness spreads in this The Dreaming #15 exclusive

It's the Last Temptation of Negan on The Walking Dead

Ezekiel has a dark secret. Alpha reveals her master plan to destroy Alexandria. The inhabitants of Hilltop face dangers known and unknown. Negan faces his biggest crisis since his days as a Savior…and meets the zombie apocalypse’s newest, biggest asshat. It was a busy but thoroughly compelling episode of The Walking

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Source: io9 – It’s the Last Temptation of Negan on The Walking Dead

This Video Essay Uses Joker To Discuss How We Think About Art

Some questions don’t ever get settled. That’s what’s exciting, and frustrating, about art and philosophy: you ponder the same sorts of things over and over again. Here’s a tough one: what social responsibility, if any, does art have? What sort of art can you appropriately make about reprehensible things?

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Source: io9 – This Video Essay Uses Joker To Discuss How We Think About Art

Halloween Was Two Days Ago But I Can't Stop Thinking About Cardi B as Poison Ivy

The Halloween season has officially ended, but it takes time to fully process the number of good costumes out there. Celebrities, especially, have it particularly good when it comes to Halloween and often get amazing costumes as a result. After all, not all of us can afford to have a costume made for us and…

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Source: io9 – Halloween Was Two Days Ago But I Can’t Stop Thinking About Cardi B as Poison Ivy

Here's a Ska Cover of Scooby-Doo's Hex Girls, and I'm Not Sorry

The Hex Girls are one of the best things about the various iterations of Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Gang. First appearing in a late ‘90s iteration of the show, they’re a cool punk girl band that ties into the franchise’s lowkey love of music, hippies, and outsider weirdness. And what’s more is their tunes are…

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Source: io9 – Here’s a Ska Cover of Scooby-Doo’s Hex Girls, and I’m Not Sorry