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How’s Your Show? A Comic-Book Writer’s Thoughts From on the Ground at a Rapidly Changing Comic-Con

“How’s your show?”It’s the default conversation starter among those of us who attend Comic-Con International as professionals — writers, artists, …

Comics

Science Finds Even More Evidence That Anxiety Isn't Just 'All In Your Head'

One of the largest misconceptions about anxiety is that the disorder is something people "bring upon themselves," a concept that is as malignant as it is incorrect. Adding to the evidence against this isolating stereotype, a new study from the University of Wisconsin, Madison found that the brain …

Mental Health

18 Before-And-After Photos That Prove Anyone Can Be A Cosplay Superstar

What's your secret identity?<p>The following photo series was put together by New York–based photographer Corey Hayes. Hayes told BuzzFeed Geeky that he was inspired to put this project together because only through cosplay can normal people become something so much larger than themselves.<p>"The …

Google Granted Patent for Smart Contact Lens

Google has been granted a patent for a contact lens with an embedded chip,<p>The patent, which was discovered by WebProNews, features a sensor in the …

Contact Lenses

The "New" DC, "Secret Wars" Revivals & More: CBR's Buzzworthy Books of June 2015

June will offer an incredible array of new titles to wile away the summer days with. DC Comics plans to make a huge impact with their new line up of …

Graphic Novels

Robert Downey, Jr. Delivers Bionic Arm To 7-Year Old Boy

If you haven’t seen this video, its pretty damn cool. <b>Robert Downey, Jr.</b> delivered a bionic arm to a young boy who was born without one. The boy, …

The Line it is Drawn #228 - Comic Book Music Album Homages

Welcome to our weekly gallery of amazing art by our great collection of artistic talent, all working from YOUR suggestions!<p>Go follow Comics Should Be …

Comic Books

Depression Isn't Always What You Think: The Subtle Signs

Depression doesn’t always “present” as it should. Prolonged sadness, lack of hope, or loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities are the most commonly mentioned symptoms on mental health websites and in antidepressant ads, and they can certainly be the most affecting. But sometimes the …

Self-help

'The Amazing Spider-Man': How Sony Lost its Way with Marvel's Biggest Hero

<i>The Amazing Spider-Man</i> is no more.<p>Sony’s two-film series, despite grossing over a billion dollars, was given a DNR this past Monday when Marvel …

Marvel Universe

Can Virtual Body Swapping Help Fight Racial Prejudice?

Brain hacking and optical illusions can increase your empathy for other races<p>In the wake of massive #BlackLivesMatter demonstrations, the ugly implications of racism in the United States have come to the foreground. Prejudice, whether conscious or unconscious, exists on a much wider scale than most …

Astronomers Catch Mysterious Radio Blast From the Distant Universe

Coming from far beyond the galaxy, an extremely energetic blast of radio waves has been snared by astronomers lying in wait. Lasting for just a few thousandths of a second, the burst is the first of an enigmatic class of objects to be observed in real-time, astronomers report today in the <i>Monthly</i> …

Comics Alliance Reviews SyFy’s ‘Heroes of Cosplay’

<b><br>Heroes of Cosplay</b> is a docu-series that follows nine cosplayers (Yaya Han, Riki LeCotey, Monika Lee, Victoria Schmidt, Chloe Dykstra, Jessica …

Anime

7 Characters From the Ultimate Universe That Need To Exist in All-New Marvel

On January 20th, fans of the Ultimate Universe, or the 1610, got some bad news. It would be merging with the 616 universe and entering the land of …

Comics

How This Teen Turned Her High School Internship Into A Game Design Career

Paulina Raguimov never expected to get paid to make video games when she walked into her high school’s career fair at 16.<p>She played them, sure. But when she walked up to the JumpStart booth to chat about the internships they had available, she had absolutely no experience with making games. “I …

High School

I Paid to See the New 'Star Wars' Trailer (and Have Never Seen 'Star Wars')

The trailer for <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> is available all over the internet, but is only screening in theaters in 30 cities in the United States. So, we sent a writer who's never seen a single Star Wars movie to check out the spectacle first...<p>​<p>I have never seen any of the <i>Star Wars</i> …

Jar Jar Binks

Artists reimagine Batman, with some sci-fi and fantasy flair

Virtually everyone, fan and creator alike, has his or her own of what Batman acts and looks like. To that end, the Facebook art group Brainstorm …

LEGO artists recreate comic covers, brick by brick

DC Comics’ LEGO variants are fine and all, but they don’t hold a candle to the LEGO recreations of comic book covers on display over the weekend at …

How Carol Danvers Became Marvel's Biggest Female Hero

Fans of <b>Captain Marvel</b> probably won't tire of being reminded that their hero is getting her own movie, scheduled for a July 6th 2018 release. There's …

The World's Top Destination For Comic, Movie & TV news

3 14 mins ago Movie News<p>John Boyega reveals that Star Wars: Episode IX will reunite Rey and Finn after The Last Jedi kept them apart.<p>3 27 mins ago …

Comic Books

The Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer: Scene Breakdown and Analysis

The first trailer for <i>Avengers: Age of Ultron</i> was released early this week. Based on your reactions, it's been watched many times. But what is really …

Marvel Universe

DC Comics Ask Creators For ‘Daring, Blue Sky Thinking’ Pitches After The Band Aid – Think Batgirl, Gotham Academy And Harley Quinn

Yesterday, I ran the story that DC Comics were asking creators to bring their story lines to an end before what we have dubbed the Band-Aid event in …

The Hidden Language of Comic Book Writers

Comic book lingo has gone mainstream, but there are still terms—like "red skies event"—that make no sense outside of the comic world. Writer Fred Van Lente explains what they mean.<p><i>Photo by Flickr user Sam Howzit</i><p><i>In the Hidden Language, Nat Towsen interviews an insider of a particular subculture in</i> …

Comic Books

The Socialists Who Think Revolution Will Come When the Aliens Get Here

Posadists believe that any civilization smart enough to invent space travel would naturally be a socialist society, so when extraterrestrials arrive to our planet they'll be interested in overthrowing our capitalist system.<p><i>Photo via Flickr user Vladimir Pustovit</i><p><i>This article originally appeared on</i> …

Political Science

Blackest is the new black: Scientists develop a material so dark that you can't see it...

Puritans, Goths, avant-garde artists, hell-raising poets and fashion icon Coco Chanel all saw something special in it. Now black, that most enigmatic …

New fossil shows Archaeopteryx sported 'feathered trousers'

The origin of feathers and the origin of flight have been a contentious chicken-and-egg issue in the scientific world for decades. Did feathers develop as a flight mechanism -- or were they first used for other purposes?<p>Now, the discovery of an Archaeopteryx skeleton with feathered "trousers" …

Minimalist Poster Series Honors Science's Women Pioneers

<b>Sally Ride, physicist and astronaut</b><p>You've probably heard of women scientists like Marie Curie and Sally Ride, but do you know what they're famous for? Maybe not. Designer Hydrogene came up with this fantastic series that honors six pioneering women in science. Each minimalist-style poster uses …

Science

Fear suppressing neurons found

<b>Scientists have found neurons that prevent mice from forming fearful memories in an area of the brain called the hippocampus.</b><p>These inhibitory neurons ensure that a neutral memory of a context or location is not contaminated by an unpleasant event occurring at the same time.<p>The team says their work …

Neuroscience

New Discoveries Bring New Hope for the Possibility of Alien Life

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Scientists who are always on the lookout for some small sign that we are not alone in the universe …

Scary smart! Clever crocodiles, alligators use sticks to lure prey

As if crocodiles and alligators weren't terrifying enough, scientists have discovered that these ancient, sharp-toothed beasts are incredibly cunning. So clever that they use lures to trap and gobble unsuspecting birds.<p>The discovery in two crocodilian species — mugger crocodiles and American …

Birds