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Katherine Langford takes up the magic sword in Netflix’s ‘Cursed’ on July 17

In an innovative retelling of the Arthurian legends, Katherine Langford (Hannah Baker in “13 Reasons Why”) is Nimue, a Fey girl who finds a magic sword–yes, Excalibur–and is told she must hand it over at all costs to a man she does not know: Merlin (Gustaf Skarsgard of “Vikings”)–yes, that Merlin, but not the way …

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J.K. Rowling releases magical new book ‘Ickabog’ free on the internet

Once again, out of the mundane, came the magic. J.K. Rowling wrote the original manuscript for “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” in several cafes in Scotland on a manual typewriter. We all know what happened to that book. Now, literally from Rowling’s attic, comes “The Ickabog.” She announced it through her Twitter account last …

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Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman is an audiobook with ‘the cast of your dreams’

Neil Gaiman’s “The Sandman” will wake you up as an audiobook. Considered by many to be one of the greatest incarnations of graphic literature and a property that appealed to mainstream readers outside of comics, it will take on its first dramatic incarnation beyond the page when it comes out in audiobook form on Amazon’s …

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Charlize Theron is immortal in new ‘The Old Guard’ trailer

It sounds like someone who cannot die would make for the perfect soldier, wouldn’t it? Well, Andy (Charlize Theron) would be the perfect person to ask, considering she cannot die. In fact, every one of the misfit immortals in Andy’s band of high-priced mercenaries would be able to provide some perspective on the matter. Andy …

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The Super guide to the best content about moms

Because of the enhanced community quarantine, some of us may be away from our mothers but on this Mother’s Day, we have never been closer, talking on Zoom and sharing content via streaming. Share your Mother’s Day by celebrating the best content you can read, watch and stream, thanks to Super: “Anak” (2000) The definitive …

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PH comic creators C.R. Chua and Paolo Chikiamco’s ‘A Sparrow’s Roar’ gets int’l release

How do you take a story about lady knights and make it relevant as well accessible for younger, modern readers? This was the challenge that faced Cristina Rose “C.R.” or simply “Tina” Chua and Paolo Chikiamco when they collaborated on the comic book “A Sparrow’s Roar,” a graphic novel which had been published in 2019 …

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‘Lola,’ ‘Lazarus,’ ‘Legion of Super-heroes’: This week’s Super comic book picks

Every Wednesday–New Comic Book Day–Super will pick three top titles you should pick up from your friendly comic book shop. These are the picks for this NCBD, March 25, 2020: “Lola: A Ghost Story” (Oni Press) Ten years ago, Portland, Oregon-based Oni Press released a most unusual graphical novel. “Lola: A Ghost Story” was written …

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‘Archie,’ ‘Outlawed’ ‘X-Ray Robot’: This week’s Super comic book picks

Every Wednesday–New Comic Book Day–Super will pick three top titles you should pick up from your friendly comic book shop. These are the picks for this NCBD, March 18, 2020: “Archie” # 712 (Archie & Katy Keene Part 3) (Archie Comics) Archie Comics showed great inspiration when they decided to reboot the canon Archie titles …

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‘Young Justice,’ ‘James Bond,’ ‘Star Wars Bounty Hunters’: This week’s Super comic book picks

Every Wednesday–New Comic Book Day–Super will pick three top titles you should pick up from your friendly comic book shop. These are the picks for this NCBD, March 11, 2020: “Young Justice” # 14 (DC Comics) Brian Michael Bendis’ young adult Wonder Comics imprint at DC Comics has been a refreshing change of pace at …

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‘Strange Academy,’ ‘Demon Slayer,’ ‘Marvel’: This week’s Super comic book picks

Every Wednesday–New Comic Book Day–Super will pick three top titles you should pick up from your friendly comic book shop. These are the picks for this NCBD, March 4, 2020: “Strange University” # 1 (Marvel Comics) As Sorcerer Supreme of the Marvel Universe, Dr. Stephen Strange has avoided few things. But becoming a teacher has …

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