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December 2023 Archive

    1. How Babs Tarr found creative freedom
    1. First vampires, now zombies: Marvel sounds alarm for Zombie invasion in 2024
    2. How Frank Miller accidentally killed a Daredevil cartoon (and Marvel killed a book to avoid pissing him off)
    3. MCU: How to enjoy the Marvel Studios movies as a non-fan
    4. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth: The real reason Red XIII is riding a chocobo
    5. Netflix's Wednesday star Luis Guzman on his onscreen chemistry with Catherine Zeta-Jones
    6. Sengoku Youko: The best-selling manga gets a lush anime adaptation this January
    1. Twilight's Kellan Lutz, Ashley Greene, Jackson Rathbone, and Peter Facinelli are coming to Seattle's Emerald City Comic Con
    2. Metallic Rouge: Everything you need to know about your new favorite anime, according to the creators
    3. G.I. Joe joins the Energon Universe, and Joshua Williamson and Tom Reilly chat all about the new Duke
    1. The coolest Marvel Universe Easter eggs you'll find at Universal's Marvel Superhero Island
    2. Do happy readers buy fewer comics?
    3. How Mark Gruenwald changed the Marvel Universe (and inspired a central Loki character)
    4. Mark Gruenwald changed the course of how we tell superhero stories. Watch this remembrance panel from NYCC (for free) to see how.
    5. Stranger Things: How and where to watch the TV show & spinoffs in release and chronological order
    1. Doctor Who Christmas Special: The Church on Ruby Road ending explained
    1. How to Train Your Dragon: How (and where) to watch the movies and shows in chronological and release order
    2. What to watch after House M.D.
    1. Furiosa: How an iconic scene in 1976's Network helped Anya Taylor-Joy land the lead role
    2. Robert Kirkman was planning that Transformers reboot surprise years before anyone expected
    3. Fourth Wing author Rebecca Yarros is going to Emerald City Comic Con 2024
    4. Doctor Who: A review of the Fourteenth Doctor Diamond Anniversary Build-A-Bear Bundle
    5. The 2023 Christmas and holiday cards from DC, Marvel, and more
    6. You voted - here are Popverse readers' best movies of 2023
    7. You voted - here are Popverse readers' best comics of 2023
    8. Barbie leads a crowded pack for Oscar shortlisting, snagging five mentions in Sound and Music categories
    9. Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 final episodes: When is the current season of the hit anime coming to an end?
    10. Zack Snyder's Rebel Moon ending explained
    1. The Gilded Age renewed for a third season
    2. Yu Yu Hakusho had more viewers than The Crown during its first week on Netflix
    3. Is The Crown really over for good? Maybe not if the royal family keeps getting into trouble
    4. J.R.R. Tolkien reworked The Hobbit after Moomin creator illustrated an edition of the novel
    5. Owl House cast members on what the show means to them
    1. Poll: Should Jason Todd live or die?
    2. What to watch after Wonka
    3. How Smallville set the stage for Netflix’s Wednesday
    4. Smallville's Erica Durance on her favorite aspect of playing Lois Lane
    5. James Hong is coming to Seattle's Emerald City Comic Con 2024
    6. And the winners of the Angoulême International Comics Festival 2024 are...
    7. Hugh Grant's Oompa Loompa is kept to the background in Wonka, thankfully
    8. Quentin Tarantino's Star Trek project would have been "the greatest Star Trek film," apparently
    9. Netflix renews moody teen-romance series My Life With the Walter Boys for a second season
    10. The Marvel Hulu show you forgot about is getting a second season
    11. The 6 best animated Christmas films to put you in the holiday spirit
    12. The final nail in the coffin comes for What We Do in the Shadows, which is ending after its sixth season
    13. Warrior season four won't be coming from Max, but it might come from Netflix
    14. Gundam: How (and where) to watch the legendary mecha anime from start to finish
    15. A DC kids comic is outselling Watchmen, Batman: Dark Knight Returns, and everything else (sorry Batman!)
    16. Spectacular news - Marvel's Sha Shan Nguyen is returning in 2024
    1. Every Doctor Who holiday special - ranked!
    2. Netflix’s Wednesday actor Luis Guzmán didn’t know who Tim Burton was before getting cast
    3. What to watch after The Gilded Age
    4. Netflix's Avatar: The Last Airbender showrunner went from almost quitting to thinking it'll be better than the original cartoon
    5. Poor Things might be the fantasy movie of 2023
    6. How Loves Lies Bleeding star Katy O'Brian won the role using PowerPoint and perseverance
    7. Five Nights at Freddy's: Take an exclusive look at the first pages of the new FNAF graphic novel
    8. Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga is the most expensive movie ever made in Australia
    9. Yu Yu Hakusho: How and where to watch the Spirit Detective anime in order
    10. Furiosa has re-cast Immortan Joe - but who is behind the gear? We assemble the suspects
    11. Aquaman and the Lost Franchise: How the star of DC's biggest movie ever sees its first sequel as its last
    12. Yes, Zendaya will have a much bigger role in the second Dune film according to its director
    13. Wonka does everything it claims on the (candy) tin
    14. Marvel Studios is looking for a new big bad as it begins erasing Kang from its MCU plans (and movie titles)
    15. Sync up your New Year's Countdown with these iconic movie moments
    16. Scooby-Doo: How to watch the Mystery Inc. gang's adventures in release and chronological order
    17. Chris Evans reveals his best interview ever (and it features dogs)
    1. Chris Evans shares what famous actor (and character) he imagines his dog Dodger would sound like
    2. Marvel Studios & Disney fires Jonathan Majors following guilty verdict
    3. Jonathan Majors convicted of assault (and may spend up to a year in jail)
    4. Sarah’s Scribbles creator Sarah Andersen reflects on over a decade of webcomics success
    5. Yu Yu Hakusho: Every difference between the live-action Netflix show and the original manga
    6. Netflix's The Crown ending explained - everything you missed from the series finale
    7. V.E. Schwab on a literary trope she wishes she could stop
    8. The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes: When and where will this prequel be streaming?
    9. What is the Furiosa rating? Our predictions on the next Mad Max Saga's tenor
    10. One Punch Man: How to watch the complete One Punch Man anime in order
    11. Why Aquaman's Yahya Abdul-Mateen II quit Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga (and who he was replaced by)
    12. Netflix is rebooting One Piece anime with its own anime TV series to sit alongside the live-action show
    13. There's a new Chainsaw Man anime movie coming
    14. Inside the $7 million lawsuit that almost axed Furiosa: Mad Max Saga
    15. V.E. Schwab wishes Buffy the Vampire Slayer had more diverse queer representation
    16. Netflix's Wednesday is getting a spinoff with one of her most famous relatives
    17. Henry Cavill's Warhammer 40K confirmed to land at Amazon Prime Video
    18. Is DC's Amanda Waller actually a villain: Revisiting the Wall ahead of Trinity of Evil and Suicide Squad's big 2024 plans
    19. The Scream cast rank their favorite films in the franchise
    20. Harriet Tubman and her iconic story is coming to comics with Joe Illidge
    21. The evolution of The Walking Dead's Daryl Dixon, according to actor Norman Reedus himself
    1. Spectacular Spider-Man co-creator Greg Weisman on his return to the Spider-Verse in Peter/Miles team-up project
    2. How the Catholic Church (and the Lord's Prayer) inspired Batman's next big bad, the Virgin
    1. San Diego Comic-Con 2024 tickets are already sold out - but there's already a rough date for the 2025 tickets
    2. We asked the Percy Jackson and the Olympians cast how much of the books they've read (if any)
    3. The Joker and Lex Luthor's untold first meeting gets revealed in DC's Batman/Superman: World's Finest in 2024
    4. How Rick Riordan worked with Disney+'s Percy Jackson creators to stay true to the books (while being open to inspiration and creativity)
    5. Suicide Squad's Vixen, Captain Boomerang, and Deadeye come to Titans: Beast World (and DC's Atlantis)
    6. Netflix's Yu Yu Hakusho doubles down on what was great about the anime
    7. Batman's origin retold through the lens of real historic events in DC's Dark Age
    8. The too-cute original title of Marvel's Spectacular Spider-Men revealed
    9. Twilight Saga watch order: How to watch the fantasy romance series in order
    10. Ten shows to watch once you've finished Netflix's The Crown
    11. Disney is prepping a "big push" for Doctor Who in 2024 (and why they didn't for the David Tennant specials)
    12. Good Omens is getting a third season, as Amazon finally renews the divine comedy
    13. V/H/S/85, V/H/S/94, and V/H/S/99 lead Shudder's horror panel from NYCC 2023 - Watch now!
    14. Netflix's Yu Yu Hakusho ending explained: What the live-action show's season one finale says about its future
    15. How to become an actor, according to stars from Marvel Studios' Guardians of the Galaxy
    1. Andre Braugher reminded us that anyone can be silly
    2. Captain America doesn’t understand the Instagram food trend
    3. Marvel's long-time executive editor doesn't think cheaper comics will bring in younger readers
    4. Saw XI is coming September 2024, bringing back the franchise's annual release schedule
    5. The Kung Fu Panda 4 trailer is here, and it's got star power
    6. Editor Joe Illidge goes behind the curtain on the comic book industry
    7. Leave the World Behind is the top film on Netflix, with almost 100 million hours streamed in its first week
    8. After missing out on roles as Batman and Superman, Nicholas Hoult is finally confirmed as DC's next Lex Luthor
    9. One of France's top modern webcomics creators, Boulet, is finally coming to us English speakers
    10. Eddie Murphy is back in Netflix's Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F (Get your synthesizers ready)
    11. Suicide Squad adds Harley Quinn, Bizarro and Dreamer in 2024: Is this a Dream Team for DC's deadliest group?
    12. How Furiosa writer/director tried to bring Charlize Theron back to play a younger Furiosa (and why he ultimately changed his mind)
    13. James Bond watch order: How to watch all 007 movies in chronological and release order
    14. The secret origin of Doctor Who's iconic "Bowties are cool" line, according to Matt Smith himself
    1. Netflix's Christmas Cinematic Universe: It's time for the watch order for some brand new holiday favorites
    2. I tried everything on the IHOP x Wonka menu - Here are my thoughts
    3. DC's low-key breakout new star is Galaxy, the prettiest star
    4. Netflix's Wednesday star Fred Armisen continues the tradition of shaving his head to play Uncle Fester
    5. Rachel Smythe, Raina Telgemeier, and Kazu Kibuishi talk continuity in series writing
    6. Marvel is redefining X-Men's Storm for a modern generation
    7. Anthony Mackie's Twisted Metal is getting a second season at Peacock
    8. Imagine Michael Jackson's Thriller, but with Batman: Rafael Grampá calls his shot with Gargoyle of Gotham
    9. Video game trade show E3 has been permanently cancelled, organizers announce
    10. Bridgerton season 3 will arrive in 2024 split in two parts
    11. Hunger Games, Godzilla, and Hayao Miyazaki become the unlikely stars in a very challenged holiday season for US movie theaters
    12. Furiosa release date: When is the Mad Max prequel coming to streaming?
    13. Dr. Stone creator's next manga has jumped the anime pipeline straight for a Hollywood movie
    14. Longtime cable channel Showtime is ending as we know it
    15. How big will the live-action My Hero Academia be? Netflix writer says it'll be "a big one"
    1. Batman's newest foe is based on Silence of the Lambs' poster moment
    2. Marvel is creating its own version of Cheers with Spider-Man, Miles Morales, and more
    3. Comics as love: The heartwarming reason Batman: City of Madness author Christian Ward wants to make comics for you
    4. How Smallville started the superhero television revolution (You're welcome, Arrowverse!)
    5. James Cameron reveals massive yet small Titanic secret, 26 years later
    6. Solo Leveling movie release date: It's time to level up this January
    7. Humanoids and Ilias Kyriazis ask readers to remember (and fear) their childhood wishes in new graphic novel
    8. Hayao Miyazaki's The Boy and the Heron is his biggest debut ever in North America
    9. Doctor Who 60th Anniversary Special The Giggle ending explained
    10. Marvel Studios' Daredevil: Born Again rating will be adults only, or at least Kingpin actor Vincent D'Onofrio wants it to be
    11. My Adventures with Superman's Josie Campbell is getting post-apocalyptic with I Heart Skull-Crusher
    12. The next Spider-Man Spider-Verse movie will have a "a very satisfying conclusion" this time, according to co-writer Chris Miller
    13. The Mad Max Saga will continue beyond Furiosa, and George Miller and Tom Hardy already have plans for 'em
    14. Doctor Who's third 60th anniversary special is down in live viewership numbers versus previous two
    15. Spy x Family's Megan Shipman and Natalie Van Sistine dish on that Anya punching Damian meme and more
    16. How Star Wars was (and is still) shaped by an RPG from the '80s
    17. 5 weird (but still mostly heartwarming) comics Christmas specials to dive into this holiday season
    18. How Bruce Wayne (Batman) should've come to Smallville, according to Tom Welling & Michael Rosenbaum
    19. How Michael Rosenbaum's disastrous audition for Smallville's Lex Luthor got him the part
    20. Crunchyroll's manga app died today - we found out the probable cause
    1. Popverse's best TV shows of 2023
    1. Amazon, Paramount, & Netflix are in a bidding war for John Cena's Coyote Vs. Acme (Since Warner Bros. doesn't want it)
    2. Poll: What Christmas season movie release are you most excited about?
    3. Yellowstone's Cole Hauser is being sued by show's creator over branding (of coffee, that is)
    4. MCU star Sean Gunn has found his role in his brother's DC movie/tv reboot - and it's downright shrewd
    5. Stranger Things season 5 to begin filming in 4 weeks for hopeful 2025 return
    6. Five Nights at Freddy's gift guide 2023: What to get for the animatronic lover in your life
    7. Does Netflix have the biggest streaming library? Not anymore for TV shows, and not for awhile in movies
    8. You're not wrong, the Marvel movies have lost something along the way says Gwyneth Paltrow
    9. Is Shrek 5 coming? Cameron Diaz is coming out of retirement after 10 years away
    10. Popverse's best comics of 2023
    11. Marvel get to keep Spider-Man & Dr. Strange ownership, and reach an agreement with co-creator Steve Ditko's family
    12. Miss Suits and the whole USA Network 'Blue Sky' era? So do we, and USA is planning a linewide relaunch
    13. The surprising Mad Max: Fury Road actors that are returning for Furiosa
    14. Marvel's Ultimates co-creator Bryan Hitch is calling it quits on Marvel, DC, and anything that he doesn't own himself
    15. 2000 AD editor Matt Smith on what makes the UK anthology unique in the comics field
    16. The Boy and the Heron ending explained
    17. Fans of shark attacks, take heed: The Jaws movies are leaving Netflix this month
    18. After four failed attempts, its time we accept that Hayao Miyazaki will never stay retired
    19. Amazon Prime Video's Fallout cast & crew really seem to 'get' the franchise, and the humor we want
    20. Kickstarter loses its head of comics after an abbreviated 6-month stint
    21. M*A*S*H reunites for landmark special, but it's not on CBS
    1. Critical Role: Which campaign is your favorite so far?
    2. Wonka release date When is the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory prequel coming out?
    3. Watch MCM's amateur cosplayers take the stage for a Cosplay Showcase
    4. Wednesday Addams is a ‘creepy little freak” according to Jenna Ortega
    5. You vs. the Multiverse (with a few more You's on your side) in upcoming Army of One OGN
    6. Get first dibs on Encanto and The Owl House's Sarah-Nicole Robles autographs & photo ops at ECCC 2024
    7. Will Shrek 5 happen? Puss in Boots: The Last Wish likely holds the answer
    8. Made in Abyss: How (and where) to watch the grimdark anime series in order
    9. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Getting Camp Half-Blood t-shirts right required trying 20 shades of orange
    10. In a career of great characters, the quintessential Phil Hartman role is in Kiki's Delivery Service
    11. The Boy and the Heron, the latest Studio Ghibli film, grosses $84 million worldwide ahead of US release
    12. Streaming: Impossible - The first four Mission: Impossible films are leaving Netflix at the end of December
    13. How Marvel apparently avoided COVID-19 pandemic in its comic universe
    1. Marvel: Blade star Mahershala Ali is "sincerely encouraged" about film's future
    2. Fate: Watch the hit anime and its many spinoffs in release and (somewhat) chronological order
    3. Max lands exclusive A24 streaming rights, including Everything Everywhere All at Once, Priscilla, and Iron Claw
    4. Furiosa cast: Who stars in the Mad Max: Fury Road prequel?
    5. Willy Wonka's golden ticket returns - this time with real-life hotel stays and (almost) all the chocolate you could eat
    6. Popverse's best movies of 2023
    7. Doctor Who: Is David Tennant's Fourteenth Doctor being kept in a time bubble?
    8. The Penguin: Max releases 2024 sizzle real with new footage
    9. Avatar: The Last Airbender's Zach Tyler Eisen, Mae Whitman, Dante Basco, and Jack De Sena are coming to Seattle's ECCC 2024
    10. Poll Results: What Our Flag Means Death spinoff would you want to watch the most?
    11. Interviews with Monster Girls's creator is back, this time with a superhero action manga
    12. Inside Narwhal and Jelly's secret origin with creator Ben Clanton (and an exclusive preview of Book #9!)
    13. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will be more colorful than DCEU films, promises director James Wan
    14. Netflix's live action Yu Yu Hakusho series aims to deliver the best bits of the anime as quickly as possible
    15. Aquaman’s most unexpected breakout character has an even bigger role in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom
    16. Miyazaki's The Boy and the Heron is not an adaptation of the novel How Do You Live, but there is a connection
    17. Jodie Foster is sick of superhero movies too, but she makes some pretty good points
    18. Tom Cruise: From Taps to Top Gun: Maverick - all his movies, ranked!
    1. Marvel rushes What If...? comics collection back into stores ahead of Disney+ season 2 premiere
    2. Doctor Who: Wild Blue Yonder ending explained
    3. DC have created the ultimate new Batman (and Bruce Wayne has some problems with it)
    4. Mad Max will be "lurking around somewhere" in the upcoming Furiosa, teases director/writer George Miller
    5. Zack Snyder might be making another Greek war epic in the vein of 300 after all
    6. The Road House remake with Jake Gyllenhaal WON'T be in theatres (no matter how much he & the director want it to be)
    7. Rebel Moon stars praise Zack Snyder's energy, depth, and the movie's "difficult" protagonist
    8. Godzilla Minus One director would love to tackle another huge IP next
    9. Nicolas Cage says he's almost ready to make a big career change
    10. Netflix & Mark Millar break ties with Image Comics and finds new home for Kingsman, Kick-Ass, and more
    11. Princess Gwenevere & the Jewel Riders are coming back finally - with all the "flying horses, family drama and friendship" you remember
    12. Meet DC's newest supervillain, Apex Ava
    13. We found the emotional heart of the end of the world in this Petrol Head #2 preview
    14. First Halo season 2 trailer is all about the Fall of Reach
    15. Grand Theft Auto VI's first trailer exudes chaotic energy in a return to Vice City
    16. Batman's newest villains inspired by the Catholic Church and Michael Jackon in Rafael Grampá's Gargoyle of Gotham
    17. A Studio Ghibli movie for every occasion, featuring the best of Hayao Miyazaki and his team
    1. Stan Lee's forgotten Marvel x Santa animation pitch is the greatest Team-Up that never happened
    2. Ewan McGregor reveals the audience members he found most distracting when performing on-stage
    3. Our Flag Means Death's Rhys Darby on whether fandom insight sways him
    4. Joker: How to watch all the DC's Clown Prince of Crime movie and TV appearances in chronological and release order
    5. Our Flag Means Death's Vico Ortiz on ship names, the death of [SPOILER], and training for fight scenes
    6. Barbie: How and where to watch the movie at home
    7. Inside Amazon Prime Video's "extreme" body horror follow-up to Invincible
    8. Warner Bros. Discovery is going full-on Grinch by taking their movies & TV shows (if you bought them digitally on Playstation)
    9. When does Emerald Fennell's Saltburn hit streaming?
    10. Is Marvel's Mystique trans? What we should learn from latest X-Men twist
    11. Homelander steps into the White House's Oval Office in first The Boys season 4 trailer
    12. King Kong gets a baby brother (and a robot arm) in first Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire trailer
    13. Disney+'s Percy Jackson and the Olympians cast and crew played life-sized Mario Kart in the Volume
    14. How a "shitty father" and ideas self-worth helped Jason Aaron find his Thor run
    1. Marvel re-signs Dan Slott to exclusive deal - 20 years and running
    2. The first look at the last voyages of Star Trek: Discovery in season 5
    3. UK's best cosplayer crowned in Cosplay Central Crown Championships at MCM Birmingham
    1. The best Hayao Miyazaki quotes (and what they tell us about him)
    2. Back to the Future: Time travel with Doc and Marty in release and chronological order
    3. Marvel is celebrating a Spider-Man Miles Morales milestone in March 2024
    4. Marvel is getting into the Five Nights at Freddy's fun
    5. Marvel's Gang War event: Follow along with the Spider-Man event panel live from Los Angeles Comic Con
    6. The CCXP dates for 2024 in São Paulo, Brazil have been confirmed (and we want to go!).
    7. Witness the fall of the House of the Dragon in Max's first season 2 trailer
    8. Strangers in Paradise's Terry Moore says Twitter / X is censoring his artwork
    9. The 2024 Los Angeles Comic Con dates put it right next to New York Comic Con
    10. DC Comics' second-longest running exclusive creator Ivan Reis exits to start his own horror comics
    11. Watch the first trailer for Fallout - the video game turned Amazon Prime Video TV show
    12. Hack/Slash's new writer/artist Zoe Thorogood is coming to a con dressed as her character Cassie Hack
    13. What does Furiosa drive? Looking at the new (old!) Mad Max car
    14. How to read The Lord of the Rings canon
    1. Once again, Brazil's CCXP is the biggest comic convention in America
    2. Furiosa is already in danger of over-explaining its main character's backstory
    3. Why the heck did someone slap Mad Max's name onto the title of the Furiosa movie?
    4. Poll: What's your favorite Hayao Miyazaki movie?
    5. Our Flag Means Death's Rhys Darby reveals how Stede Bonnet transforms into a real pirate for love
    6. Dr. Stone anime creators discuss upcoming season 3 finale and "foreshadowing" the end of the entire series
    7. Spider-Man actor Tom Holland will only make another Marvel movie if the story "does justice to the character"
    8. Most of the DCEU movies are now on Netflix (Sorry, Max)
    9. Marvel Studios originally wanted Captain Marvel to be more "militaristic" in The Marvels