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Marvel’s Under-The-Radar Heroes Cloak and Dagger to Get their Own TV Series

TV shows based on comic books have been superheating the airwaves into plasma for a few years now. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Arrow. Agent Carter. And those are just the shows that begin with A. Now there’s a new comic book-based TV show on the horizon, and it could be pure awesome. It’s Marvel’s Cloak and […]

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This MAD Magazine Cartoonist Has Been Working For 73 Years Straight

Stan Lee, who has been in the comics game since 1939, is pretty much synonymous with “fabulous, long-running comics editor.” But Guinness World Records isn’t looking to discuss whether or not people love Stan Lee, they’re looking to award superlatives, so on March 31, the fact-gathering book/site gave Al Jaffee the award of “Longest-running cartoonist of […]

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Getting Accepted To A Magic School Is More Complicated Than Those Owls Let On

Admit it: You want to go to Hogwarts. You want to play Quidditch, eat treacle tart in the Great Hall, and wear the blue and bronze of Ravenclaw or even the colors some other inferior house. You want it right now. And so do the folks at College Humor, who made a video about their […]

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Hawkeye Fan Film Brings Fraction/Aja Comic Book to Life

Fan films pour love into every frame of their work. This particular fan film, “Hawkeye” by One Riot One Ranger Productions, obviously has a lot of love for Matt Fraction and David Aja’s run of Hawkeye. If you haven’t picked up the Marvel comic, you can get a sense of what it’s is about from this 7-minute fan […]

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J.K. Rowling shares her rejection letters, again proving she’s awesome

J.K. Rowling is one of the world’s most successful writers, with several hundred million pounds in the bank and more awards you can shake a seven-book series at. But you wouldn’t know it from her rejection letters. Rowling’s first novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (known in the U.S. as Sorcerer’s Stone), had been rejected […]

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How J.K. Rowling Took Sweet Revenge on Comedian Stephen Fry

Whatever you do, don’t piss off grande dame of the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling. If you do, she will use her wizardry—and her pen—to get even. Just ask actor/comedian Stephen Fry. Some of you may know Fry from his roles on Blackadder, V for Vendetta, and Jeeves and Wooster, while others may be familiar with his […]

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11 Cosplay Made Awesome by Black-and-White Photography

As any photographer knows, with good lighting, white balance, and calibration, your camera should accurately reproduce every color of the cosplay rainbow. But not every costume needs to dazzle the retinas. In fact, some shots benefit from a stark palette. In some cases, photographers are eschewing their color snaps in favor of old-school black and white. In […]

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