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Essential Reading From the World of Spider-Man

Spider-Man: Homecoming hits cinemas today, and while it might seem extreme to have another reboot of the franchise the film is very good. Everyone seems to think so, and it's certainly one of the best MCU films so far. Whether you've seen the film or not, you might want to read up on Spidey's comic adventures. So, with that in mind, here are some bits you can't afford to ignore. Read More >>

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Essential Reading Before You See Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman has been on comic pages since 1941, so its a travesty that it took so long for her to get her own solo movie. But it's very nearly here, and that means she's going to be re-introduced to a great many people who don't know her comic book history. If you're one of them, here's a selection of stuff you should read before you head into the cinema. Read More >>

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Essential Reading From the World of Judge Dredd

Did you hear? There's a Judge Dredd TV series coming, and even though we don't know when it'll arrive it's cause for excitement. With that in mind, and given Dredd's 40-year long history, we've put together a list of essential reading to help you prepare for the impending TV adaptation - just in case you only saw Dredd and the other film nobody talks about. Read More >>

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Essential Reading Before You See the Film

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits UK cinemas screens on Friday, and if you want to be extra prepared for the highly anticipated sequel, there are some books you should probably stick your nose into beforehand. It's not 100 per cent necessary, but what kind of geek would you be if you didn't? So here's a list of everything you should check out, plus a few other purchases you might enjoy. Read More >>

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Essential Reading to Complement Netflix’s Iron Fist

The fourth Marvel TV series hit Netflix last weekend, bringing Iron Fist into the world of live action for the very first time. It's, erm, well it's not the worst original series Netflix has come up with, but it certainly doesn't hold a candle to its Marvel-fuelled siblings. If you've started watching the series (and maybe even finished it), you might be interested to learn more about the world of Danny Rand and his glowing punches. If you need a place to start, we've got all the best stories you should get reading. Read More >>

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Essential Reading to Prep for the New Seasons of Flash, Arrow, and Supergirl

Next week sees the return of the three programmes from the Arrowverse. That is all the DC TV programmes broadcast on the CW network in the US and exist within the same universe (more or less). It's going to be a few weeks before we see Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl hit the UK (on Sky 1), so here's your advance warning to get read up on the characters with this essential reading. Read More >>

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The Most Essential Daredevil and Punisher Smackdowns in Comics History

Next month, Frank Castle and Matt Murdock will battle each other for the soul of Hell’s Kitchen in Daredevil season 2, but it won’t be the first time the Man Without Fear has gone up against the Punisher. Want to know more about Daredevil and Punisher’s long history together before the show returns? Here’s a few comics you should read. Read More >>

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The Hidden Biases Our Internet Memes Help Propagate

Welcome to Reading List, a collection of great tech reads from around the web. Today we're exploring the hidden biases of internet memes, the science of artificial testicles, whether the Apple Watch’s success depends on its ability to turn us all into big jerks, and more! Enjoy. Read More >>

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The Nine Comics You Must Read Before Watching Another Marvel Film

Comic king turned multiplex overlord Marvel has announced a slew of new big-screen big-hitters recently as part of the rather terrifyingly titled "Phase 3" of its world-cinema takeover. And while the nine-strong film roster gives a host of characters their own standalone adventures, this being Marvel, they're all likely to pop up in each other's when you least expect it. Read More >>