io9 Roundtable: Captain Marvel’s Epic Crash Landing Into the MCU

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Captain Marvel is finally in theaters. Unsurprisingly, the movie’s doing gangbusters at the box office, and Carol Danvers’ status as one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s most powerful heroes has been solidified. But there’s so much more to Carol and Captain Marvel’s story than her cosmic powers and, while we liked…

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The Highlights and Lowlights of 2018

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If we could describe 2018 in one word, it would be complicated. There have been some amazing shows and films, and fandom has faced a lot of growth and change. But we’ve also seen a lot of pain. We here at io9 have come together to celebrate the greatest pop culture moments of the year, as well as the things that could…

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How Stan Lee, Creator of Black Panther, Taught a Generation of Black Nerds About Race, Art and Activism

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When I was a kid, I didn’t live close enough to a comic book shop to get there on my bike. My parents would have to take me to Fair Oaks Mall in Fairfax, Va., and I’d get my comics off the old spinner racks at Waldenbooks. As the years went on and specialty comic shops opened, my friends and I had a comic book ritual…

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Stan Lee’s Spider-Man PS4 Cameo Is So Quintessentially Stan Lee

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Stan Lee loved a good cameo. The legendary comics icon, who died yesterday at 95, got to sneak into so many movies based on heroes he’d helped bring to life over the past two decades—and even into some based on ones he didn’t. But maybe the one that best encapsulates Stan Lee as a creative is one of his most recent.

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Remembering the Legendary Stan Lee

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It’s hard to put into words everything that Stan Lee was. The comic book creator and Marvel Comics leader changed the world of comics as we know it, and like many creators of that era his influence will be felt for a very long time.

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