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Scott McCloud Picks Best Comics — You might call Scott McCloud the John Berger of comic books. For 20 years, McCloud was known for drawing panels of himself playing teacher, explaining the theory behind comic books just as the English art critic Berger had filmed himself in Ways of Seeing explaining the aesthetics of visual imagery.

Spider-Man Will Return to Marvel Universe — In a new partnership announced late Monday night, Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment reassured fans everywhere that, after much kerfuffling with film rights, Spider-Man would be brought back to where he belongs-with all the other Marvel universe characters that helped define the franchise for the last five decades.

The Strongest Man on Game of Thrones Is Now the Strongest Viking in 1,000 Years — By Eric Vilas-Boas on February 3, 2015 Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, famous for portraying The Mountain- Game of Thrones's largest, strongest, and arguably most brutal character-has once again proven that he is possibly the coolest strongman alive.

Game of Thrones Season 5 Premiere — For Game of Thrones fans, today has been a roller coaster. A stunning new trailer premiered (with TV on the Radio and David Bowie!) gave us our first substantial look at Season Five. Maisie Williams, aka Arya Stark, gave us the rundown on The Hound's real-life farting habits . George R.R.

These McDonald's Parodies Just Made Their Latest Crappy Ad Worth It — You may have skipped both the NFL playoffs and the Golden Globes telecast over the weekend, and that's okay. But then you may be a tad confused by all the sudden outrage you've been seeing online directed at McDonald's for its ad campaign "Signs," which many denizens of the internet feel more or less amounted to a brand steamrolling over the sorrow, loss, and hardship of Americans to make a buck.

Even Joel McHale Endorsed Obama's Community College Idea — As he announced yesterday in the video above, Barack Obama plans to officially propose a government initiative to make the first two years of community college free for people across the country, as long as they are "willing to work for it."

Scarlett Johansson Ghost in the Shell Casting — Scarlett Johansson doesn't seem to be leaving the Hollywood action movie any time soon, and that's a good thing. Following rumors that she was being considered for the role, Variety has confirmed that she will star in the upcoming Hollywood remake of Ghost in the Shell, the seminal anime and manga.

Marvel's 'Ant-Sized' Teaser for — The Ant-Man cometh! And he's appropriately ant-sized, if Marvel's latest trailer is to be believed. No matter how hard we squint we can't really make out what's going on. The gimmick is a bit on-the-nose but otherwise successful given how much it's made the Internet swarm already.

Teen Titans Television Series Starring Nightwing to Shoot Next Year — It's confirmed, true believers. DC Comics' Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns tweeted enthusiastically that the Titans pilot would be shot next year, and that Nightwing would finally be coming to live-action TV.

Ryan Reynolds Will Return as Deadpool, Tweets Coolest Tease He Possibly Could — Yes, he'll be back. And it's blantantly obvious that Ryan Reynolds couldn't be more excited. Just look at this tweet referencing the comic book character's favorite food: Uh... It's Chimichanga Time. - Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) December 4, 2014 It's a pretty big day in comic book movie news: Benedict Cumberbatch was also confirmed in the role of Stephen Strange today, along with Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones.
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Feb 26, 2015

Every single word of this Larry King interview is kind of magical, I must say:

Feb 22, 2015

RT @pattonoswalt: AND. WHERE, IN. THE. GODDAMNED. FUCK. WERE. Harold Ramis. Joan Rivers. AND. Jan Hooks. #Oscars

Feb 22, 2015

RT @Esquiremag: The real miracle is that Wes Anderson made a thing called "The Grand Budapest Hotel" before The Decemberists did.

Feb 22, 2015

RT @Esquiremag: If you do call your parents as JK Simmons recommended, you're going to have to explain that Lego number to them.

Feb 22, 2015

RT @jjavierv: The 6 Best Moments from Graphic Novels, Picked by Scott McCloud via @Esquiremag

Feb 22, 2015

RT @Esquiremag: Hello, Esquire readers! I'm @daveholmes, and I'll be your Oscar live-tweeter. I hope you are with loved ones on this most blessed of days.

Feb 19, 2015

I asked comics genius @ScottMcCloud to break down his favorite scenes in graphic novels, and we had a fantastic chat:

Feb 18, 2015

My pal David Broda in the @SyrNewTimes and Funky Butt Hall is mentioned in the FIRST GRAF!… Nice job @michellemalia_

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