When it was first announced, not a lot of people thought a live-action Pokémon movie could work. And then the trailers for Detective Pikachu collectively blew our socks off by presenting realistically-rendered monsters that trade anime cartoonishness for a frankly incredible mix of adorableness and sheer terror.
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Comics are filled with alternate realities — that’s why they call them multiverses, after all. While strange, most of these worlds are just variations of the primary universe, where Superman landed in Russia instead of America, or the radioactive spider bit Gwen Stacy, and so on.
But underneath all those realities lies an altogether weirder set of alternate dimensions for heroes to visit, get stuck in, or be freaked out about. Here are our favourites from DC Comics and Marvel’s lengthy history.
Deadpool 2 is out now, and what better way to carry on from the film than digging into the Merc with a Mouth's comic book backlog? We've got some suggestions, but with a twist - these aren't the hilarious, bizarre adventures that usually star the quirky antihero. These are the stories that explore why Wade Wilson is such a compelling character, even beyond the quips and violence.
Lara Croft has been raiding tombs on and off for over two decades' worth of video games at this point, but her latest movie adventure wants to return Lara to her most basic elements in a reboot - which means some of Lara's more bizarre opponents from the classic games are probably going to be missing.
Black Panther isn't just one of the Marvel universe's smartest and most powerful heroes, he's often the one with the most tricks up his sleeve. If Batman is DC Comics' king of out-of-nowhere moments of surprise, T'Challa handily takes the crown for Marvel. Here's a few times he grandly let us know he's always a few steps ahead of Marvel's mightiest.
Few creative mediums let you explore stories like video games. Players don't just watch a story - they participate in it, sometimes steering narratives to wildly divergent endings. But in order for an interactive experience to truly transport players, it needs to have a well-built world for them to live in. Here are some locales that stand out from the rest.
In the past two decades, computer animation studio Pixar has captivated audiences all over the world with an abundance of original stories, unforgettable characters, unique settings, and complex emotions. Pixar makes films that aren't just great animated films, but great films period. So ranking them is damn near impossible. Obviously, I've done it anyway.
Today, the Justice League will finally unite on the big screen. It's far from the first time DC's finest have gathered outside of the comics, and if the live-action has anything to live up to, it's the beloved animated series and its continuation, Unlimited. Want to binge-watch to get in the justice mood? Here's the best of both series.
Oh jeez, it's been rough since Rick and Morty ended. The emptiness grows even worse when you consider season four won't be arriving for "like a really long time," according to Adult Swim. Where can you turn to fill the void, beyond endless repeats of seasons one through three? We have some suggestions, and thankfully none of them involve Szechuan Sauce.
We're inundated with comic book movies and TV shows these days. But for a decade now, we've been in the age of the "practical" hero look. And that was fine in the beginning, when everyone was worried about getting regular people to take this genre seriously. But we are far past that point now, and there are some things we demand to see.
Stephen King is the undisputed master of horror. He's an incredibly prolific writer, penning over 56 books under his own name alone, and is one of the most adapted authors alive, with over 120 adaptations of his books, scripts, and short stories on film and television. In those thousands of pages, there have been more deaths than anyone could count -- until now. After scouring every one of King's novels, films, mini-series, and collections of short fiction, here are the 28 worst deaths in the Stephen King canon.
Sidekicks. Always there to lend a helping hand, or sword, or wand, as the case may be. A hero is nothing without his or her sidekick, but these companions rarely get the recognition they deserve. A few second bananas may get the spotlight on occasion -- your Robins, your Chewbaccas, your Igors -- but they all originated in comics, films, or on TV. This list is for the truly forgotten, the most overlooked of the overlooked. Here is a ranking of the top 10 best science fiction and fantasy sidekicks that originated in books.
Last week, we brought you the definitive ranking of the most superior Spider-Men in Marvel's comic books -- but let's be honest: Who runs the Spider-world? Spider-Girls. In the years since Peter Parker first donned the Spider-mantle, leagues of legendary women have taken on Spider-heroics of their own, and now its their turn to be ranked.
In case you didn't know already, the fictional poker-like game that the Serenity Crew from Firefly used to keep themselves amused is an actual game. So in the spirit of that, here's 12 awesome card and board games from across Sci-Fi and Fantasy that we'd love to get real versions of too.