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Check out This Amazing Wonder Woman Cosplay from New York Comic Con!

Last week, New York Comic Con came and went but out of all the announcements and panels, no one made a bigger impression than Lis Wonder. Lis Wonder is a cosplayer and her Wonder Woman costume blew everyone away. Not only that but the cosplayer looked almost exactly like Gal Gadot. They could seriously be the same person.

 

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Did you guys go to Comic Con? If so, who did you dress up as?

For more of her amazing Wonder Woman cosplays and others click here to see her Instagram.

 

 

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‘The Addams’ Family Facts That You Probably Didn’t Know

In honor of the new movie coming to theaters tomorrow, here are some quick facts about everyone’s favorite family.

The comic strip that started in 1939 didn’t do much to illuminate the family’s dynamics and many of the titular characters didn’t have names.

But in short biographies for the family members that were released in the sixties are more facts about them. Some that were adapted and some that weren’t.

 

1-Wednesday has six toes on one foot

 

For some reason that fact just adds so much more to her. I didn’t need to know this but I’m happy that I do.

 

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2-Pugsley can turn himself into Mr. Hyde

 

With just ordinary chemistry Pugsley has reinvented science and he is just a child. In some adaptations we see him playing with his homemade guillotine, dynamite and causing regular mayhem like stealing a stop sign and waiting to hear the crash but this is something I would love to see.

 

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3-Lurch was seen as a joke

 

The faithful and silent butler of the family is always there when he is called for. But it seemed Charles Addams’ creation of the character was meant for the family to see him as nothing more than a joke. It’s hard to think that the family didn’t treat him well. Although in the shows and the movies we don’t see any of this which I am grateful for.

 

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4-Morticia and Gomez aren’t married?!

 

Underneath the biography for Gomez, in parentheses, “if they are indeed married at all puts into question whether the most romantic couple are married or not.” People can have long standing relationships without being married but it would be crazy if these two weren’t. Thankfully there is no question whether the two are married and completely in love in the past adaptations.

 

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Here’s a link to all of the biographies and other pictures from the comic strip: Addams Family

 

 

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The Best ‘Joker’ Comics to Read After The Movie!

Joker has finally arrived, drawing a ‘mixed’ response (to say the least) but one thing its done has ignited interest in the super villain himself. But with potentially thousands of Joker stories out there, where do you start and what are the best comics to check out to fully appreciate the Clown Prince of Crime’s long history? Never fear, Bookstr is here with some superb recommendations!

5. ‘Batman number 1′

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Batman’s first solo title also chronicled the first appearances of Catwoman and the Joker. The Joker appeared right out of the gate and put a huge mark on the franchise. While Batman had fought other super villains before, such as Dr. Death and the Mad Monk, the Joker cemented his reputation as Batman’s nemesis almost immediately. This first appearance is quite old but showcases the Joker’s traits in just 11 pages: his sadistic blend of comedy and violence, his brilliance, his signature traits such as the laughter, the purple suit, white skin, and Laughing Gas, not to mention managing to outfox Batman for most of the issue. Its a great introduction to the iconic character that’ll leave you hungry for more!

4. ‘the Laughing fish’

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The Laughing Fish is a 70s story and shows the Joker at his best. Bankrupt, the Joker poisons Gotham’s river and changes the fish to give them all his signature smile. He tries to copyright them but the bank refuses, as you can’t copyright a natural resource. At an impasse, Joker begins murdering everyone who stopped his scheme, all in quite gruesome fashions. Its a dark noir story that nevertheless shows the Joker as equally funny and psychotic, especially with a scheme that makes sense to him alone.

3. ‘Arkham Asylum: A serious house on a serious earth’ 

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Eesh, look at that mug. This story is one of the darkest Batman tales and the Joker certainly stands out amongst the cast. As Batman journeys into Arkham to take down his entire cast of villains. A simple story turns completely off the rails once Batman heads inside, as he experiences surrealism, the darkness of humanity and so, so much symbolism. Its a story not for everyone but if you want a scary Joker, look no further than this borderline literal monster.

2. ‘Gotham Central: Soft Targets’

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Soft Targets is the second arc in Gotham Central. This spinoff showcases the lives of cops who work at GCPD, as opposed to Batman himself and the insanity of trying to be a cop in Gotham. The Joker is a fleeting presence here but he make his threat known by killing police officers, showcasing what happens to cops who are so often the cannon fodder of criminals. By giving the police the focus, the Joker becomes much more terrifying and when he does physically show up, he’s almost larger than life thanks to the unique storyline. A hard recommendation, no pun intended.

1. ‘Going Sane’ 

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What would happen if the Joker was cured? In this storyline, the Joker thinks he’s killed Batman and with no arch enemy, his insanity vanishes. He becomes sane and forms a loving relationship with a woman. Taking the alias of Joe Kerr, the Joker seems to have left his evil behind but that all changes when Batman resurfaces. This is a great story with Joker front and center, examining his madness and his obsession with Batman. It also offers a rare glimpse of him as a normal man.

 

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Thrilling Hulu & Netflix Shows Arriving This October

Along with the changing of the leaves come the dark, chilly nights of Autumn- the perfect setting for everyone’s favorite holiday, Halloween. Face your fears with this month’s terrifying Hulu and Netflix adaptations!

We’ve put every new release into categories and included the Netflix and Hulu release dates to boot! Click on the titles or where it says “book” or “novel” to either the watch film/show trailer or to purchase the original book!

 

 

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

 

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From ‘the Time Traveler’s Wife’ | Image via Giphy

 

 

 

Drama

 

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From ‘After’ | Image via Tenor

 

 

 

Crime

 

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From ‘Trainspotting’ | Image via Giphy 

 

  • Trainspotting (1996 Film) – based on the book by Irvine Welsh (October 1st, Netflix)
  • True Grit (1969 Film) – based on the book by Charles Portis (October 1st, Hulu)
  • Winter’s Bone (2010 Film) – based on the book by Daniel Woodrell (October 1st, Hulu)

 

 

Horror

 

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From Hellraiser | Image via Giphy

 

 

 

Thriller

 

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From ‘Along Came A Spider’ | Image via Tumbral

 

 

 

Comics

 

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From Blade | Image via Giphy

 

 

 

Animation

 

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From Sailor Moon | Image via Giphy

 

 

 

There are so many choices for the month of October, both for those who would rather not be spooked by their entertainment, and those seeking a thrill.

 

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The Surreal Existentialism of ‘Garfield Minus Garfield’

Have you ever seen a Garfield comic and thought, you know what would make this interesting? Garfield not being here. Welcome to the strange angst of Garfield Minus Garfield.

What does the Garfield comic even look like without Garfield, you might ask?

 

 

Sure, there are some panels without any text, but the emptiness is kind of the point. Is he just… waiting for wisdom to come? I have no idea, but it makes you think.

I have to confess, I never read Garfield much, though there was a period when I was a child when I really would read comics from the newspaper. I know, when did I grow up, 1920? I’m sure Garfield must have been there. But it was this, later, that really caught my attention. It’s bizarre and relatable. I mean, just look at this.

 

 

 

How did they get this footage of me? I honestly feel attacked. I have no idea what Garfield was doing in this strip, but did he need to be in it? This is a cutting edge meme just like it is. The empty panel. the confusion. Whatever sense of humor this is, I support it.

 

 

When you stopped after the first step of the instructions. Also, me when I somehow didn’t do my course work or get any sleep. Why does everything go wrong, John Arbuckle asks? Right, my incredibly poor choices. Called all the way out.

I’m not really here to make a value judgement, but the truth is, “I stan.” You can get the book here.

 

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