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A Complete Guide To The Mythical History Of Westeros

Long before the events of Game of Thrones and George R. R. Martin’s fantasy books, Westeros was home to magic and strange, sinister creatures. We’ve only just started to glimpse this backstory on the show, but the books contain lots of hints. Here’s our complete guide to the fantastical past of this grim world. » 6/09/15 4:28pm 6/09/15 4:28pm

How To Get Into The Witcher Novels

If you play video games, you might be familiar with The Witcher. But before Geralt of Rivia dazzled gamers in CD Projekt Red’s series, he was the star of Polish writer Andrzej Sapowski’s hit fantasy novels. Want to know more about the literary origins of the Witcher? Here’s everything you need to get started. » 5/21/15 3:00pm 5/21/15 3:00pm

How The Marvel Cinematic Universe Has Transformed The Comics

It’s hard to deny that the Marvel’s Cinematic Universe has affected their comics. Characters generated on film have leapt into the pages of comics, and niche heroes are now comics megastars thanks to movie successes. But the movies’ impact on the comics stretches actually back farther than you’d think. » 5/15/15 3:55pm 5/15/15 3:55pm

Your Guide To The Antiheroes In DC's Suicide Squad Movie

DC has finally unveiled the roster for Suicide Squad! The supervillain team has a long history in comic books — and although we’ve seen the Joker already, you might not be familiar with the cavalcade of characters introduced in the cast image above. Here’s our guide to characters of the new Task Force X. » 5/06/15 5:58pm 5/06/15 5:58pm

A Guide To The Silliest Supervillains In Comics, The Flash's Rogues

Thanks to The Flash TV series, you’re already familiar with a few of the Scarlet Speedster’s most iconic villains, the criminal group known as the Rogues. But not even a show as delightfully silly as The Flash can really convey just how bizarre the comic book versions of the Rogues are. Here’s a field guide to the… » 4/29/15 4:21pm 4/29/15 4:21pm

The Complete History Of The Joker's Many, Many Incarnations

Jared Leto’s prison-tattooed version of the Joker made a big splash the other day — but a radically transformed Joker is nothing new. Batman’s most iconic foe has undergone many revamps, reimaginings, updates and interpretations over the past 75 years. Here’s the complete history of the ever-changing face of the Joker. » 4/27/15 4:36pm 4/27/15 4:36pm

The Long And Terrible History Of DC Comics Mistreating Batgirl

Batgirl has been in the media for all the wrong reasons recently — but this is nothing new. The iconic heroine has long been a source of controversy for DC, thanks to a series of strange decisions. Here's the story of DC's Batgirls, and the controversies that have come to define them. » 3/31/15 3:37pm 3/31/15 3:37pm

The Secret History Of Marvel's Movies Before Iron Man: Part 1

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has changed the face of blockbuster movies as we know them today. But Marvel's own history with film started long before the first Iron Man film in 2008. Here's the history of Marvel movies on the big and small screen, from the 1940s to the dawn of the Avengers Initiative. » 3/11/15 4:13pm 3/11/15 4:13pm

Why Are People Still Surprised That Aquaman Is A Badass?

You've heard the jokes, seen the memes. Even when Zack Snyder unveiled the tattooed, Khal Drogo-ized Aquaman of the DC movieverse, many saw it as a response to the character's perceived bad rep. But Aquaman has been formidable for years. Here's a complete history of Aquaman's rise to badassery. » 2/24/15 12:53pm 2/24/15 12:53pm

The Movies You Must Watch To Understand Godzilla

Since he first rose out of the Pacific Ocean to destroy Tokyo in 1954, Godzilla has been an icon. But he's also changed with the times, morphing from a terrifying death monster into a kid-friendly pal and back again. Here's what you need to know about the Big G's cinematic past to understand this complicated kaiju. » 5/15/14 5:23pm 5/15/14 5:23pm