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16 Weird Things You Completely Missed In X-Men Cartoons

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The X-Men in 1963, they originally had no grand scheme for crafting the mutants of the Marvel Universe into the perfect parable for addressing real-world prejudices – they just wanted a group of superheroes whose powers required no lengthy explanation involving radioactive spiders or cosmic rays!

Regardless of their creators’ intentions, time and circumstance developed the X-Men into a proxy for every oppressed minority group in the world. Over the past 55 years, discrimination based on race, gender, religion and orientation have all been explored through the X-Men comics, giving them a more mature and thoughtful perspective than many superhero series.

That mature perspective ...

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Black Panther’s Women Are More Proof Marvel Should Make A-Force

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Warning! SPOILERS for Black Panther ahead!

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been traditionally dominated by men, but we’re beginning to see a shift to include more women on the roster. At first, Black Widow was the only female Avenger. Now, Scarlet Witch in on the team, Lady Sif fought for Asgard, Valkyrie is going to be a future player, The Wasp will be the first Marvel woman to receive top-billing alongside her male co-star, and come 2019, Captain Marvel will be the MCU’s first movie with a female lead. These are important steps on the way to greater representation for women in the MCU and the superhero genre ...

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DC Collectibles Displays Stunning Rick Baker Joker Bust & More at Toy Fair

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DC Collectibles displays a Joker Bust designed by famous Hollywood special effects/makeup artist Rick Baker, Batman and Joker figures by Gerard Way, awesome Artists Alley statues, and plenty more at Toy Fair 2018.

The American International Toy Fair officially kicked off this weekend in New York City, but toy manufacturers kicked off the hype well before the show by revealing teases of what they would have on display. Funko revealed their full line of Toy Fair debuts – which includes a Bob Ross Deadpool inspired by the sequel’s teaser trailer – and Hasbro revealed new Marvel Legends figures as well as ...

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15 Things That Made No Sense About Gossip Girl

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Things That Make No Sense About Gossip Girl

You know you love it, but Gossip Girl went through several peaks in its six seasons. By the time the last episode aired, everyone knew the show had lived well past its sell-by date and needed to end. Still, it was an entertaining journey filled with quirky characters, memorable music, and unforgettable fashion sense.

Speaking to Vanity Fair about the show, Blake Lively (who portrayed Serena van der Woodsen) said, “It didn’t really feel like acting as much. It felt like we were in the center of a marketing machine, a cultural pop phenomenon.

We were creating three episodes at once sometimes, we were given ...

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10 Cloverfield Lane: Fan-Made Alternate Ending Is What Fans Deserved

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A fan-made alternate ending to 10 Cloverfield Lane gives fans the ending they deserved by removing the alien spaceship and adding in the original monster in its place. After years of waiting, J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot Productions finally delivered a Cloverfield sequel in the form of Dan Trachtenberg’s 10 Cloverfield Lane. Sure, it wasn’t a direct sequel to the original 2008 film, but the 2016 spiritual sequel did expand the franchise enough to set up future anthology installments down the line.

Still, while people knew 10 Cloverfield Lane wasn’t a direct sequel, they still hoped that the monster outside the hatch/bunker would be the original Cloverfield monster. That wasn’t the case. Instead, there were alien ships circling that caused the fallout and disaster outside. And then at the end of the film, when Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) was approaching the ...

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