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Back to the Future Transformer toy revealed: Gigawatt!

Back to the Future Transformer toy revealed: Gigawatt!

Hasbro and Universal Brand Development collaborated to bring to life a true oddity. This is the Back to the Future branded Transformer called Gigawatt. Alongside the release of this transforming plastic toy, IDW will release at least one issue of a crossover Transformers x Back to the Future adventure, also in collaboration with Amblin Entertainment.

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Someone at AT&T thought these DC HBO Max comic books were a good idea

Someone at AT&T thought these DC HBO Max comic books were a good idea

Here's something new for the "things nobody asked for and would never want anyway" pile: DC and WarnerMedia have teamed up to make a new comic series promoting HBO Max. Corporate team ups like this are nothing new, and indeed, Warner has been doing its best to position HBO Max as the hottest streaming service around, but we can't help but wonder if maybe HBO's marketing teams should focus on giving these ideas a little more time in the oven.

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Schwarzenegger returns to Predator as Dutch, fills in plot

Schwarzenegger returns to Predator as Dutch, fills in plot

The game Predator: Hunting Grounds will fill in the blanks with what Arnold Schwarzenegger's character Dutch has been up to since his appearance in Predator (1987). And it's no voice-alike, it's the real deal. After director John McTiernan's original film, the original plan was to see Dutch return in Predator 2 in the role essentially filled by Gary Busey. Now, 33 years later, we get to see Schwarzenegger return to the Predator universe, in his original role, in an officially licensed expansion of canon in the game Predator: Hunting Grounds.

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DC Comics will resume comic book shipments after four long weeks

DC Comics will resume comic book shipments after four long weeks

DC Comics has announced that following a 'break' from distributing new comic books, it plans to get new titles out to retail stores around the world, giving fans access to new stories. The revelation comes alongside an update from Diamond Comic Distributors, which announced that it will resume the distribution of new comics by the end of next month. Competitor Marvel Comics has faced similar changes.

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Marvel Unlimited makes top comic books free until early May

Marvel Unlimited makes top comic books free until early May

Marvel has gotten on the bandwagon of making certain things free over the next month or so of quarantine. Starting today, April 2, Marvel fans can access a curated selection of the company's most iconic comic book stories for free through the Marvel Unlimited service. Only some of the comic books available on the Marvel Unlimited platform are made available for free under this change, including things like Civil War and Avengers vs. X-Men.

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The Batman 2020’s Batmobile is straight outta Mad Max!

The Batman 2020’s Batmobile is straight outta Mad Max!

The next Batmobile was revealed today by Matt Reeves in a series of photos from front, back, and left side. This is the closest we've gotten to The Batman so far, besides details on who'll be in the cast. The only other real look we've gotten at The Batman so far is a teaser trailer with a glimpse of the Batsuit - with nothing too particularly amazing going on in bit of action.

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This Darth Vader plot twist just shocked the Star Wars universe

This Darth Vader plot twist just shocked the Star Wars universe

A new canon (read: part of the official Star Wars story) comic book revealed a twist in the Star Wars universe the likes of which we've only ever seen in movies before. Star Wars hasn't been one to shy away from twists in storyline, not since the first film - but now, here, something has happened. In a comic book released here in the first weeks of 2020, Darth Vader went searching for secrets about his past, and what he found was... quite unexpected. NOTE: The following contains SPOILERS for the 2020 comic book Darth Vader #1 from Marvel Comics!

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Star Wars: Major Skywalker parentage canon fact confirmed

Star Wars: Major Skywalker parentage canon fact confirmed

We're taking another look at a point of interest in the history of the official canon Star Wars universe today - specifically at Anakin Skywalker. It's the perfect time to make clear a significant point on Anakin's history since the last(?) of 9 movies is out in the Skywalker Saga right this minute. The following article does NOT contain major spoiler beyond the point that the trailers for The Rise of Skywalker made abundantly clear: That Emperor Palpatine isn't necessarily as "dead" as we previously assumed.

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Marvel Comics just revealed the ultimate origin story

Marvel Comics just revealed the ultimate origin story

A new comic called Silver Surfer: Black #5 was released this week with new insight into the origins of the Marvel Universe. At this moment in time it's important to note that the following article requires a SPOILER ALERT for the comics in the "Silver Surfer: Black" series. Once you read this article, there's no going back to a time when you didn't know the deal. The details of this series are too important to not report on here - or at least they're important if you're the sort of person who enjoys knowing the most KEY details of the history of Marvel Comics.

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Why 6 Batman video games are free on Epic right now

Why 6 Batman video games are free on Epic right now

Over the past decade a significant number of Batman video games were developed and released - today 6 of the biggest are being given away for free. In celebration of the 80th anniversary of the first appearance of Batman, Epic Games decided they'd go ahead and use their power as a game repository to give several Batman games to anyone who dared download the Epic Games Store. So what's the catch?

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Joker final trailer here: You may not want to watch

Joker final trailer here: You may not want to watch

The final trailer for JOKER was released today with Joaquin Phoenix taking stage in a massive way. The director Director Todd Phillips presents what they're calling "an original, standalone fictional story not seen before on the big screen." Let the conjecture begin.

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Marvel is about to launch 25 original superhero audiobooks

Marvel is about to launch 25 original superhero audiobooks

Marvel has tapped Dreamscape Media to turn a number of its comic books into audiobooks, the company has announced. The audiobooks will be made under a multi-book agreement, Dreamscape said in an announcement on Thursday. The project will result in around 25 audiobooks featuring 'classic and iconic prose stories' from Marvel's vast library, including multiple notable characters from the Marvel universe.

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