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Explore the Creation of Jim Starlin’s Marvel Characters, With Jim Starlin

Jim Starlin’s creations have become a major lynchpin of the Marvel Universe in its modern iteration, with characters like Gamora, Drax and Thanos dominating films, becoming memes and generally entering broader pop culture in a way that would have been difficult to imagine only a decade ago. Read More >>

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Amanda Seyfried Apparently Turned Down the Role of Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy

Not every actor in Hollywood wants to dress up as a green alien all the time. Read More >>

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Avengers: Endgame’s Women Deserved More

Avengers: Endgame was a riot of flashy fights and fan service, with enough humour thrown in to sometimes feel like a great comedy. It was silly and nonsensical, but above all it was entertaining, and when it needed to hit the emotional, dramatic beats it usually nailed them. Yet there was a point in the film where I found myself distracted from the sheer inundation of fun – when it became clear that the many, many powerful heroines of the piece weren’t quite on par with the heroes. They were props, there to support the stories of the guys. Endgame did its women no favours and it’s time we talked about it. Read More >>

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Thanos and Gamora Cosplayers Are So Cute You’d Almost Forget He Murdered Half Her Planet

Nothing like a little father and daughter bonding time! Hold on a second—Is this before or after Thanos butchered most of his adoptive daughter Gamora’s real family? What does it matter...look how adorable they are! Bonus points: These two cosplayers are actually father and daughter. Read More >>

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Star Wars Monopoly Without Rey: A Brief History of Shade Cast on Female Heroes in Licensed Toys

A roll of the eyes, a couple of tuts and and an all-too-familiar shake of the head. Hasbro’s new Star Wars: The Force Awakens-themed Monopoly set has caused outrage, as you can only play as either Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren or Finn. No Rey. You know, the movie’s lead? Sorry, the movie’s FEMALE lead. Read More >>