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Even More Weird and Wonderful Comic-Con Exclusives, and the Rest of the Best Toys of the Week Even More Weird and Wonderful Comic-Con Exclusives, and the Rest of the Best Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular roundup of the newest, coolest toys we want to add to our collections. This week’s entries might be a bit hard to acquire though—because truly, San Diego Comic-Con exclusive season is upon us. We’ve got creepy Yodas! Aquamen! Spaceship cockpits! Oh, and a Swedish chef. Take a…

DC Comics Returns to Supermarket Shelves With New, Giant-Sized Comics DC Comics Returns to Supermarket Shelves With New, Giant-Sized Comics

Over the past few decades, both Marvel and DC have slowly retreated from releasing their comics on wider shelves in favor of launching books through specialty comics stores. Last year, Marvel slowly began branching out again thanks to a digest deal with Archie, and now DC is reviving an old favorite to join them.

A Handy Guide to All the Star Wars Projects That Are Potentially in the Works Right Now A Handy Guide to All the Star Wars Projects That Are Potentially in the Works Right Now

As you might be surprised to hear, there’s a bit of Star Wars drama going on right now (this franchise? Drama? Well I never!), with rumors swirling that a whole bunch of Star Wars spinoffs are allegedly on hold as Lucasfilm refocuses its future plans for the galaxy far, far away. So what do we actually know is on the…

Intriguing Rumors About the Cast of the Y: The Last Man TV Show Intriguing Rumors About the Cast of the Y: The Last Man TV Show

Amber Heard reveals how we’re introduced to Aquaman’s Mera. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau promises big things for Game of Thrones’ conclusion. The CW has revealed just when we’ll get to see its returning shows. Plus, some accidental casting news for Bond 25, and what’s to come on Preacher and Humans. Spoilers Now!

Minecraft Is Coming to Adventure Time for a Very Blocky Episode Minecraft Is Coming to Adventure Time for a Very Blocky Episode

Adventure Time already came to Mojang’s survival game/block building phenom Minecraft last year, and now the animated series is returning the favor with a special episode that sees Finn and friends having fun in a much more angular version of the Land of Ooo than they’re used to.

Marvel's Infinity Wars Comics Are Creating Some Mighty Mash-Ups Marvel's Infinity Wars Comics Are Creating Some Mighty Mash-Ups

Marvel Comics has had a long, long history of “What If?” crossovers where one of its heroes will suddenly became, well... another one of its heroes. What if Tony Stark was the Sorcerer Supreme? What if Deadpool was Venom? What if Jane Foster became Thor? (That last one will never happen, surely!) But a new miniseries…

Terminator 6 Set Photos Reveal Our First Look at Sarah Connor's Triumphant Return Terminator 6 Set Photos Reveal Our First Look at Sarah Connor's Triumphant Return

New set pictures from the next Terminator give us our first look at Linda Hamilton back in action. Zachary Quinto offers a brief hint on the next Star Trek film. George Clooney could direct a new scifi movie. Plus, Swamp Thing casting rumors, and Cheo Hodari Coker on the villains of Luke Cage season two. Spoilers,…

This Kaiju Short Film Is Beautiful, Creepy, and Stars Puppets This Kaiju Short Film Is Beautiful, Creepy, and Stars Puppets

Monster movies, especially Japanese ones, have had a long love affair with practical effects work. But short film Kaiju Bunraku, which made its debut at Sundance last year (and is now finally online), takes that relationship and runs with it, in a beautifully stylized story told entirely with puppets.

Is There a Better Individual Season of Doctor Who Than Tom Baker's Debut?  Is There a Better Individual Season of Doctor Who Than Tom Baker's Debut? 

It feels like it’s been approximately 300 years since Doctor Who was last on the air, which has got me thinking about the classic show while waiting for the arrival of Jodie Whittaker’s new Doctor. And between Twitch’s ongoing marathon and its impending arrival on Blu-ray, I’ve been thinking: Tom Baker’s first season…

The DC Universe Is Kinda Broken Right Now The DC Universe Is Kinda Broken Right Now

The events of Dark Nights: Metal have had some wide-reaching implications for DC Comics’ universe, well beyond setting the stage for the current Justice League line up. The roster in the Hall of Justice is not the only thing being shaken up right now; the fundamental forces of the entire cosmos are as well.

Disney's Plan to Acquire Fox Is Back On, Thanks to a New $70 Billion Deal Disney's Plan to Acquire Fox Is Back On, Thanks to a New $70 Billion Deal

A business saga almost worthy of its own summer comic book event might be getting close to its big finale. After a disruption in the form of a rival deal from Comcast, Disney and Fox have announced a renewed deal for the House of Mouse to merge most of Fox’s entertainment subsidiaries into its operations.

James Gunn Reconfirms Just When Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Will Take Place James Gunn Reconfirms Just When Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Will Take Place

There’s even more wild rumors about how the Joker origin movie will tie into the wider DC movie slate. New Wonder Woman 1984 set footage could give a sneaky hint at a certain comic book vehicle. Plus, Justin Roiland says Rick and Morty’s new deal with Adult Swim should mean less waiting for new episodes. Spoilers,…

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Is the Latest Film to Leave LGBTQ Representation on the Cutting Room Floor Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Is the Latest Film to Leave LGBTQ Representation on the Cutting Room Floor

There’s an ever-growing, frustrating trend in big-ticket genre movies when it comes to representing LGBTQ characters—studios want their backs patted for the tiniest steps toward including LGBTQ characters, only to then cut the scenes that would actually show this representation. And now, the new Jurassic Park is…

What We Want From the DC/CW Shows Next Season What We Want From the DC/CW Shows Next Season

With yesterday’s season finale of Supergirl, we’ve come to the end of another wave of DC/CW superhero goodness. We’ve had highs and lows, and surprises and shocks, but it’s officially time to cast our eyes to the next seasons of the frankly ludicrous number of DC superhero shows on the CW. This is what we want from…

A New IDW Comic Is Mashing Up Star Trek and Transformers in the Most Glorious Way Possible A New IDW Comic Is Mashing Up Star Trek and Transformers in the Most Glorious Way Possible

IDW’s Star Trek comics have already played host to some zany pop-culture crossovers, from Doctor Who to the Green Lantern Corps, to, err, Planet of the Apes. But the latest crossover is seeing the original Trek crew meet the Transformers in a very fun way.

Report: A Next Generation Sequel Could Be Included in Alex Kurtzman's Expansive New Star Trek Deal Report: A Next Generation Sequel Could Be Included in Alex Kurtzman's Expansive New Star Trek Deal

In the wake of shocking allegations against Star Trek: Discovery’s showrunners, producer Alex Kurtzman recently took over the role of showrunning the latest Trek series’ sophomore season. But according to multiple reports today, he’s just signed a new deal with CBS that could usher in multiple new Star Trek shows.…

More Rumors About the Return of an Old Hero in Star Wars: Episode IX More Rumors About the Return of an Old Hero in Star Wars: Episode IX

There’s wild rumors abound for a surprising supporting role in the Joker origin movie. Michael Douglas spills the beans on how Janet Van Dyne returns for Ant-Man and The Wasp. Jeff Goldblum is already teasing Jurassic World 3. Plus, more set footage from Wonder Woman 1984, and another look at Preacher’s return.…

Our First Look at What Feels Like the First Star Trek Action Figures in Ages Our First Look at What Feels Like the First Star Trek Action Figures in Ages

There’s plenty of Trek merchandise out there, from giant ship replicas, to fancy dolls, to actual meme statuettes. But for honest to god action figures, it feels like it’s been years since there’s been a line of Starfleet’s finest small enough to command your valuable desk space. That’s finally changing thanks to…

The Walking Dead Will See a Very Familiar Face Return Next Season The Walking Dead Will See a Very Familiar Face Return Next Season

The Walking Dead’s ninth season is going to be losing not one, but two of the show’s longest-running characters. But it seems that while doing so, a familiar figure from the show’s past will be making a special appearance on the series.

Warner Bros. Is Starting to Crack Down on Harry Potter Fan Events Warner Bros. Is Starting to Crack Down on Harry Potter Fan Events

Without much in the way of officially-sanctioned Harry Potter conventions, fans of the wizarding world have spent years running their own cons celebrating J.K. Rowling’s beloved book and film series—but that’s starting to change, thanks to a new crackdown being enforced by Warner Bros.

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