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⚛ All-New Marvel, NOW?

It was probably just a matter of time. I mean, DC has done it twice now without alienating too many fans. Why shouldn’t Marvel take a shot at rebooting?

Last week, Marvel announced that the Marvel Universe that we have known for over 50 years (or “Earth-616,” for the nerds in-the-know), and the Ultimate Universe (Earth-1610) would both be ending. Or merging. Or both. Or something[…]

Disembodied facial-feature candles

London-based Uncanny Art Shop makes realistic-looking candles containing disembodied facial features, some contorted in agonized rictii: there's a male mouth, two female mouths and a pair of ears on a featureless head.

These are… unsettling. I kinda want one.

⚛ Club Dead

⚛ Club Dead

Typed thoughts about styluses

This isn’t about requiring a stylus, but about offering one for specific uses. There’s definitely some demand—people like my friend Serenity Caldwell tend to get really excited when innovative Bluetooth styluses hit the market. Artists have praised the Microsoft Surface for its much more useful inbuilt support for styluses.

Add me to the list of people who would love to see Apple up their stylus game on the iPad. As I’ve mentioned before, I have been using my iPad Air 2 to do the majority of the art for my comics and it mostly works great. The biggest problem I have with it (other than the fact that adding text to anything in any sort of reasonable way is all but impossible) is the stylus experience is pretty crummy.

If Apple does decide to make their own stylus and includes it with the—still only rumored—larger iPad, I hope it will also be available as an optional accessory for their other iPad models. Hopefully this will also mean better built-in support for advanced stylus features such as palm rejection and pressure sensitivity. While a stylus might not be the right tool for everyone, it seems to me like this type of feature specialization is exactly what the iPad line needs to take a step away from the iPhone line, but also take a step towards becoming the PC replacement that it’s probably destined to be.

⚛ Time to Dine

⚛ Time to Dine

The Marvel Universe is Ending

Marvel Comics announced today that the Ultimate Universe and Marvel Universe will "smash together" during the publisher's Secret Wars event, effectively ending both universes as they currently exist — creating a new, combined version of the Marvel Universe.

Looks interesting, but no one is really surprised by this, right?

24 pieces of life advice from Werner Herzog

Paul Cronin's book of conversations with filmmaker Werner Herzog is called Werner Herzog - A Guide for the Perplexed. On the back cover of the book, Herzog offers a list of advice for filmmakers that doubles as general purpose life advice.

Great list with some great advice. Also, try to not read it with a Werner Herzog accent. Impossible.

Rumor: Spider-Man to Enter MCU in 2018′s ‘Avengers: Infinity War Part 1′

Well, the latest rumor doesn’t know what’s happening with Spider-Man at Sony but believes the company was able to work out a deal with Marvel. But since Captain America: Civil War will be in production very soon, the next opportunity for the character to appear is Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 in 2018. Which, supposedly, is what’s going to happen.

If true, this could be huge. Spider-Man is, without question, the world’s most profitable superhero. Sony knows that both Amazing Spider-Man movies have been less than huge successes, meaning they’ve managed to botch three out of the five Spidey movies overall. Hopefully this means that Sony knows they are their own worst enemy when it comes to the franchise, and whatever deal they may have struck with Marvel includes them ceding creative control.

We’ll see if any of this even turns out to be true, but I’m cautiously optimistic. Spider-Man has long been one of my favorite comic book characters, and I would love to see him in a major motion picture that doesn’t completely blow. I’ve been waiting for that since Sam Raimi’s solid Spider-Man 2 from way back in 2004.

Every David Bowie hairstyle from 1964 to 2014

Helen Green drew all the hairstyles worn by David Bowie from before he was a star in 1964 on up to the present day.

Have fun spending the next 10-15 minutes staring at this amazing GIF. Also, I like how Green didn’t really age Bowie’s face at all to reflect the passage of time. That seems right to me, as I don’t think Bowie has aged at all since at least the early ’90s.

‘Humans’ First Look: AMC Forays Into Sci-Fi With Robot Servant Drama

Humans takes place in a world where humanoid robot servants are all the rage. But as anyone who’s ever seen a sci-fi drama could have guessed, these “Synths” don’t stay docile and oblivious for long. Katherine Parkinson, Tom Goodman-Hill, Gemma Chan, and William Hurt star.

Consider this added to my (now fairly long) list of shows to check out this year.