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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.

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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.

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Cartoons and video games are a match made in Heaven. Well, maybe not when the cartoon is actually based on a video game. Single shot animated stories in cartoons always seem to capture the quirky and obsessive nature of gaming in the most meaningful and hilarious light.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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There are good actors who thrive in horror films, like Bruce Campbell and Jamie Lee Curtis. Then there are great actors who aren't at all associated with the genre -- but who have at least one great (and/or ghoulishly entertaining) horror-movie appearance on their resumes. Here are our favourites.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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We all have them. Our guilty pleasure movies. Movies we like that we don't like to tell other people. Films that bring us unbridled joy while making others cringe in pain. Films so many people hate but you just, somehow, for whatever reason, love. This is my list.

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Putting the tantalising mixture of scifi and fantasy with stylish, gritty crime and intrigue on movie screens is nothing new. In fact, it's been a tradition practically since film noir came into fashion, and the combination has resulted in some truly great films. Here are our favourites.

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The worlds of gaming and animation have been living in harmony for over 30 years. There have been plenty of shows based on gaming's greatest icons and plenty of games based on classic cartoon characters. Sometimes it worked, and sometimes it didn't.