These powerhouse Marvel heroes pack serious punch

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We live in the era of the superhero.

OK, maybe notreal superheroes. Thor and Captain America are not actually wandering the streets in their brightly colored outfits, but interest in these costumed defendersparticularly Marvel heroeshas reached an all-time high. As superhero films continue to dominate the box office, they invite more people into their fandoms and beg the question: Who are the strongest Marvel heroes?

Even for experienced comic book readers, the near-constant superhero movie releases can be overwhelming. It can be especially difficult for new fans to keep track of these champions world-changing abilities. For those wondering who can possibly top Captain Marvels impressive power portfolio, here are the most powerful Marvel heroes. (Then see how they stack up to the other most powerful Marvel characters, from villains to gods.)

The most powerful Marvel heroes

If the strongest Marvel heroes were to duke it out, it would likely mean the destruction of a planet or two. The Hulks impressive strength is difficult to compare to Scarlet Witchs reality-altering powers or Professor Xs telepathy, so these characters are listed in no particular order.

Franklin Richards / Powerhouse

Thought up by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in the late 60s, the son of the Fantastic Fours Reed and Susan Richards vastly outmatches his parents in power levels. Though his parents boast their own impressive list of abilities, Franklins reality-warping powers are on their own level.

Franklin was born into a loving family in New York City. Unlike most mutants, his powers didnt wait until he hit puberty to manifest. Instead, due to his parents radiation-infused genes, Franklin began developing his mutant abilities as a toddler. As a child, he engaged in numerous battles with malevolent villains, including Ultron, Norman Osborn, and Onslaught.

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Abilities

Due to the reality-warping nature of his abilities, Franklin Richards is capable of almost anything. A mere thought from Franklin can create or destroy matter, even on a cosmic scale. With power levels equal to the Celestials, Franklin once created a miniature universe that he literally carries around in his pocket. To top off his already-impressive resume, Franklin also harnesses incredible psionic powers. Telepathy, telekinesis, psychic blasts and astral projection are but a few of his extensive abilities. Franklin may even be immortal, based on hints dropped in his storylines.

Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch

Originally written as a villain, Wanda Maximoff has flipped between ally and enemy of the X-Men for decades. When Lee and Kirby first introduced her in 1964, Scarlet Witchs powers were undefined. Over the years, her abilities have fluctuated between manageable and overwhelming.

Wanda, the child of Magneto and his wife Magda, was born in secret in the fictional country Transia. Her twin brother, Pietro, accompanied her throughout their difficult childhood. At least some of Wandas magic-like abilities come from the god Chthon, who intended to use her body as a vessel when she was old enough. The twins eventually joined the Brotherhood of Mutants under Magneto. At the time, they were unaware of their connection to the metal-powered mutant.

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Abilities

As previously mentioned, Wandas powers were initially vague. Her magical abilities had an echo of Black Cats bad luck powers, causing chaos wherever she directed them. Wandas abilities were defined as chaos magic for some time, before they shifted into the realm of reality warping. Despite the magical properties of Scarlet Witchs abilities, they come from her mutant genes. When utilizing her reality-warping talents, Wanda is capable of completely reshaping the universe.

Thor Odinson / God of Thunder

Created in the silver age of comic books, Thor has been a Marvel mainstay since Lee, Kirby, and Larry thought him up. Chris Hemsworths charming depictionnot to mention those stellar absbrought the character into the mainstream with 2011sThor.

Based on the Norse god of the same name, the comic book version of Thor deviates from his inspiration in many ways. While he still harnesses the power of thunder and lightning, Marvels Thor has extra levels to his story. After Odin sends him to Earth with no memory of his prior life, Thor embraces his alternate identity as medical student Donald Blake. In the process, he meets and falls in love with Jane Foster, a nurse. While Lokis manipulations often draw him away from Earth, our little planet has long been a favorite of the blonde-haired god. Thankfully, his status as a founding member of the Avengersalso thanks to Lokikeeps him in close touch with his friends and allies on Earth.

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Abilities

Thors Asgardian origins grant him a remarkably long life and impressive strength. While not entirely invulnerable, Thor can resist staggering damage. He possesses superhuman speed, eyesight, durability, and excellent hand-to-hand combat skills. His hammer, Mjolnir, focuses his power as the God of Thunder. Using it, he can better direct his ability to summon a storm upon his foes. This Marvel hero can travel through time, regenerate portions of his body, and his stamina is enough to engage in combat for months on end with no breaks. On top of everything, Thor can enter a berserker rage in combat, which enhances his strength and stamina tenfold.

Charles Xavier / Professor X

Inspired by Martin Luther King Jr, Charles Xaviercreated by Lee and Kirbyfirst appeared in Marvel comics in the early 60s. Even to non-comic lovers, Professor X has become a household name thanks to Sir Patrick Stewart and James McAvoys portrayals of the character.

Born to a wealthy nuclear scientist in New York, Xavier came into his mutant abilities as an adolescent. After the death of his father, Xaviers mother married Kurt Marko and brought Cain Markoalso known as Juggernautinto the family. After receiving Ph.D.s in biophysics, psychology, genetics, and anthropology, Xavier was drafted into the Korean war. After trekking around the world, he lost the use of his legs thanks to an alien named Lucifer. Eventually, Xavier returned to New York and founded Xaviers School for Gifted Youngsters.

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Abilities

Xavier is one of the most powerful telepaths of all Marvel heroes. Before Magneto limited the Earths electromagnetic field, Xaviers telepathy was strong enough to cover the entire planet. His mind-reading and thought-projecting abilities typically span about 250 miles, but outside of Earths bounds, he has reached much further.

Professor Xcan learn entirely new languages by digging deep enough in a fluent persons mind, and teach them a new language using the same method. He can project illusions, erase memories, limit powers, communicate with animals, and even shoot psionic blasts. His psychic abilities are great enough to match Ego the Living Planet, and to top it off, he is incredibly intelligent, driven, and kind. Charles Xaviers power portfolio stretches far beyond what this article allows.

Bruce Banner / The Hulk

If this were a numerical ranking of the most powerful Marvel heroes, the Hulk would likely come in at Number One. While the strongest Avenger has lost several battles over the yearsincluding one to Deadpoolhis overwhelming power and stunning intellect generally land him on top. Created by Lee and Kirby in the early 60s, the Hulk is one of the most iconic Marvel heroes of all time.

Bruce Banner was a hero even before he became the Hulk. The massive amounts of gamma radiation that lead to his aggressive alter ego hit him when he saved a teenager who had wandered into the testing area. While Banner didnt initially see any side effects from his gamma shower, the Hulk gradually revealed himself to his scientific counterpart. After realizing that anger prompted his alter ego, Banner sought methods to control his rage. The character has appeared as both a hero and antagonist during his Marvel comics tenure.

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Abilities

The Hulk smashes; what more is there to say?

Best known for his anger-induced rampages, the Hulk has seemingly unlimited power. In the comics, his strength, regenerative ability, and endurance all increase with his rage. As long as the Hulk is angry, he is all but unstoppable. His immense strength allows him to punch between spatial dimensions, and coupled with Banners brilliance, the Hulk is a truly staggering powerhouse.

Jean Grey / Phoenix

Jean Grey is at her most powerful when affected by the Phoenix Force, but because that version of her is technically a villain, she wont be included here. Even without the enhancements that Dark Phoenix brings with her, the characterwhom Lee and Kirby conceived in the early 60sis an Omega-level mutant.

Jeans powers first manifested when she was quite young. After seeing a friend struck and killed by a car, Jean mentally linked to her friend and nearly died herself. Thanks to Charles Xavier, she survived, but he was forced to block her telepathic abilities until she was old enough to learn control. Her relationship with Scott Summers persisted for decades, despite Jean harboring a secret desire for Wolverine.

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Abilities

As an Omega-level mutant, Jean is among few telepaths who can communicate with animals. Her telepathic skills are less refined than her telekinesis, but Jean is still among the strongest telepaths on Earth. Her telekinesis allows her to fly, lift thousands of pounds, and create force fields. Once she melds with the Phoenix Force, these powers multiply, making Jean one of the most powerful Marvel heroes of all time.

Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel

Roy Thomasand Gene Colan first introduced the world to Carol Danvers in the late 60s. The film version of Captain Marvels origin story is surprisingly accurate and created a host of new fans.

Danvers was an officer in the military before she gained her superhuman powers. After a nearby Kree device exploded, catching her in the blast, Danvers developed her enhanced abilities. Initially named Ms. Marvel, the character also went by Binary and Warbird before eventually claiming the title of Captain Marvel. Captain Marvel has long been considered a feminist icon, particularly given Danvers fight for equal pay as far back as the mid-70s.

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Abilities

Superhuman strength, endurance, and stamina are just the beginning of Captain Marvels formidable power lineup. She is physically durable and can access what Marvel writers call a seventh sense, which allows her limited precognitive abilities. She can absorb and redirect energy, and eventually gained the power of flight. The explosive blasts that she shoots from her fingertips are powerful enough to destroy a nuclear weapon, and her ability to bounce back from a hit is almost unmatched.

Stephen Strange / Doctor Strange

In the early 60s, Steve Ditkoand Lee created this mystical hero.Once an egotistical surgeon, Strange began his journey into mysticism following a crash that ruined his ability to perform surgery. He stumbled across the magic that came to define his character in his quest to restore his dexterity. A rumor led him to the Ancient One, a sorcerer who trains Strange in the mystic arts. In a veryDeadpool manner, Doctor Strange has acknowledged his status as a comic book character, albeit in an alternate reality.

The MCUsDoctor Strange was popular, as was the announcement that the second installment will be a horror film.

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Abilities

One of the few non-mutants on this list, Doctor Strange is human despite his magical abilities. Often, Strange uses outside tools to boost his magic. His Cloak of Levitation allows him to fly, an amulet protects him from evil magic, the Book of the Vishanti boosts his magical knowledge, and he even occasionally finds use for a literal crystal ball. He is a capable fighter and is acknowledged as one of the most powerful magicians in the universe.

The Vision

By 1968, Leeand Thomas search for a new addition to the Avengers birthed the Vision. While several questions linger about the upcoming Disney+ seriesWandaVision, many fans are looking forward to more of the hyper-intelligent android.

The robot Ultron created the Vision for insidious purposes. Though he was initially intended as a weapon against Ultrons creator Hank Pym, the Avengers eventually convinced the Vision to turn against his creator. Though his romance with Wanda Maximoff helped ground him, the Vision was often struggled his mechanical ability to be turned against his teammates. His children with Wanda were, obviously, not hisor children at all, it turns outbut their romance has long been a mainstay in Marvel comics.

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Abilities

The Vision closely resembles a human, apart from his crimson skin and the Solar Jewel embedded in his forehead. His artificial nature grants him superhuman strength, speed, stamina, flight, and the ability to shoot optic beams from his forehead bling. The Vision is also capable of gaining or losing mass at will. This allows him to switch between extraordinarily denseboosting his strength and durabilityand nearly intangible. His skills as a tactician have come in handy through the years, as has his expertise in repairing himself.

Hercules

This Marvel hero might sound familiar, as Lee and Kirby adapted Hercules from his mythological roots in the mid-60s. Marvels iteration of the immortal beefcake borrows much from his Roman origins, though he still has plenty of unique characteristics.

Hercules first appeared in Marvel comics as a similarly-powered counterpart of Thor. Occasionally a friend, but often manipulated or tricked into an enemy, Hercules popped in and out of comics for years. He briefly ruled the Netherworld and once tried to take down the Avengers. Eventually, however, he became a trusted ally of the superhero team and founded the Champions.

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Abilities

Hercules is a divine hero, so he harnesses your typical god-like powers. Once, this Marvel hero even fought the Hulk to a standstill. He can run up to 100 mph, jump to incredible heights, and possesses staggering physical strength. He is skilled in archery and wrestling, and hes mastered the art of the earth-shattering punch. His ability to heal from most wounds often comes in handy, as do his immortality and immunity to some degree of magical influence. To top it all off, this chiseled hero boasts a pair of perfect pecs. A hero to us all.

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So Long, You Weird, Space-Time-Defying Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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Odds are you watch Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., because you’re reading this. That puts you in a sort of exclusive club. Which is to say, not many people watch this show. A hanging story-chad of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, S.H.I.E.L.D. has had ratings consistently low enough to make the prospect of its renewal every year a kind of comic-book cliffhanger.

Yet it was. Six times. No matter what—stranding characters on distant planets, swapping members of the ensemble in and out, touring through some back alleys of the Marvel pantheon for characters whom it’d perhaps be a stretch to describe as beloved—Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was just … on, y’all. And now, as the show preps for its final season, it’s finally over. In the hours before the show’s Thursday panel at San Diego Comic-Con, the network finally took a shotgun axe to its little sci-fi superhero spy show. (The shotgun axe is a thing in the show. That’s the kind of show it is.)

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  • “We’re shooting the very last episode right now, so a lot of us are feeling this,” said show cocreator Jed Whedon from the stage of San Diego’s Hall H, an auditorium I am contractually required to describe as cavernous. “Part of the reason we’re really enjoying this is that we’re going through what the characters are going through, which is, this is our last mission together.”

    “And,” interjected Clark Gregg, the show’s lead, “the dragons look amazing.” (The dragons aren’t a thing. The show doesn’t have dragons. Probably.)

    S.H.I.E.L.D. started out as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Its center was Agent Phil Coulson, played by Gregg as the rectitudally high and tight, right-hand man of Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury in Iron Man and sacrificed to narrative gods in Avengers: That First One. But death is just something people get better from in comics; Gregg was a sunny spot in the movies’ Sturm and Drang. Coulson came back to take over TV S.H.I.E.L.D.

    In the early years, other Marvel cinematic characters occasionally showed up. Lady Sif from Thor did a guest spot. Some of the visual effects showing magic looked like the ones in Doctor Strange. Even Jackson’s Fury came in to shoot a gun, and if you watched closely you noticed that the helicarrier that saves the day at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron gets handed off from a S.H.I.E.L.D. episode. In the movies—Captain America: The Winter Soldier, primarily—S.H.I.E.L.D. the agency turned out to be rife with bad guys, and it disbanded, and it sort of did on TV too. The agents went on the run, ran a shadow-S.H.I.E.L.D., I think, and fought an offshoot of the movie bad guys.

    For the first couple seasons, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was a sometimes predictable show that had a second job supporting Disney-Marvel’s dominion over all of pop culture time and space. But then it leveraged its hard-to-explain renewals to quietly become one of the zaniest, weirdest pieces of sci-fi on TV.

    The renewals aren’t that hard to explain, actually. The show had a marketing value, sure, and a small but avid fanbase, like a lot of genre TV. But since Disney owns the ABC television network, and ABC produces the show, it’s owned and operated, relatively cheaper to make because the network doesn’t have to share money with some other studio. Think of it as Disney’s ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Even a lower-rated, in-house-produced show can make more money, in the end, than an expensive but popular one made by someone else.

    That’s a potent combination, as it turns out. Few people watching, little oversight from a network because the stakes are low, a fan base distilled down to the most committed gladiators … what’s a writers’ room to do? Well, any damn thing it wants is the answer. Guest stars: Patton Oswalt, Bill Paxton, Kyle MacLachlan, Ron Glass, Edward James Olmos, Ruth Negga, Blair Underwood, Powers Boothe.1 Deep dives into Marvel’s back catalog: Ghost Rider, Deathlok, the Absorbing Man, Graviton, Mockingbird.

    The show went to a virtual matrix universe where everyone was a bad guy, and the Big Baddy was a magic robot lady. When Ghost Rider showed up, he wasn’t the iconic 1970s motorcycle demon with a flaming skull. This was the new Ghost Rider, who drives a lowrider (but also has a flaming skull). (The actor who played him, Gabriel Luna, is slated for a Ghost Rider show on Hulu.) There was time travel, space travel, a post-apocalyptic Earth rescued via time and space travel, and blue aliens. A beloved character used suspended animation to join his friends in a timeline where Earth was destroyed, but then died while helping them escape and change that future. So his friends went to space to fish him out of suspended animation in the newly remade present, because now there are two of him. Coulson died again! And came back again, only this time as a bad guy with no memories, from another planet, on our Earth to fight zombie alien space bats.

    It’s a lot, right? Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t always great. But it always felt like real humans were sitting in a room authentically trying to outdo whatever they’d tried last time. “We never know when we’re shooting the end of the thing if we’re going to get another season,” Gregg said in Hall H. So every season things would get weird, come to a head, and go out big. Someone, probably in a suit, maybe in Burbank, would say "Um, actually could you just do more?" The show would say "Errr, OK." So things would just get weirder.

    That’s a rock-solid legacy. Marvel’s TV shows are about to change radically. The deals with Netflix that led to Jessica Jones and Daredevil, among others, have ended; the new streaming network Disney+ has announced shows more clearly derived from the movies, about Loki, Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and others. The days of Marvel on a broadcast network are passing into legend. As for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? “This is the flagship show of Marvel television,” said Jeph Loeb, the head of that division. “And it’s the show that I love most.” Which, you know, I get it. Thanks for the ride, Agents. In the era of peak, golden-age, highly burnished, super-professional polish, TV needs weird too.

    1Updated 7/19/19 7:47 AM PDT to correct the spelling of Powers Boothe's name


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    8 Actors And Their Bodies Before And After They Got That Call From Marvel

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    Sometimes it’s hard to motivate yourself to hit the gym. But a six and even seven-figure salary might just do the trick. Recently, a Marvel fan compiled photos of actors before and after they got to play their badass superhero roles and their body transformations are incredible. Of course, many demanding roles have actors working way before they even step foot on the set, but if you’re beating up bad guys for breakfast, there’s no question about it. Bulking up is a must.

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    Robert Downey, Jr.

    Chris Pratt

    Chris Pratt, for example, went through “three or four hours a day of consistent, ass-kicking hard work” to be able to star in Guardians of the Galaxy. Before ditching 60 pounds in six months, he weighed around 300 pounds. Marvel paired Pratt with personal trainer Duffy Gaver and nutritionist Phil Goglia. Goglia revamped Pratt’s diet, hiking his caloric intake to 4,000 calories a day and adding lots and lots of water— one for every pound he weighed. “I was peeing all day long, every day. That part was a nightmare,” Pratt said. Pratt said he purposely gained weight for his Parks and Recreation character Andy Dwyer, but now he’s committed to remaining ripped: “It gave me a sense of absolute control,” he said.

    Chris Hemsworth

    Out of all the actors who had to pack on mass for their Marvel movie, few have taken up the task with such dedication and success as Chris Hemsworth when he landed the part of Thor. For the first film, Hemsworth teamed up with trainer and former Navy SEAL, Duffy Gaver, who applied an old-school bodybuilding approach — with careful attention given to Hemsworth’s arms and shoulders. Thor, after all, often appears sleeveless but rarely shirtless. All in all, Hemsworth gained 20 pounds, laying the foundation for a physique he’s maintained at or close to peak condition for Thor’s recurring role in The Avengers and the solo sequel, Thor: The Dark World.

    Eventually, Hemsworth became a model of consistency and the physique he built has made the “Chris Hemsworth Workout” the top search suggestion when you type his name into Google. “People see Chris and they think he was on steroids but he didn’t touch a single substance,” Gaver says. “It was just red meat, heavy weights, and some protein powder. He crushed every single workout. He simply decided to look like Thor.”

    Chris Evans

    Jeremy Renner

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    Mark Ruffalo

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    8 Essential Books in the Queer Comics Canon

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    More than a decade ago, when Batwoman was reimagined as a gay character, it was a big deal. She was a woman in comics who dated and danced with other women, experienced heartbreak, and went through many of the mundanities of relationships that queer people aren't often afforded in mainstream media. Katherine "Kate" Kane was revolutionary.

    She was, and is, also not alone. LGBTQ+ people are now featured in a lot of comics. In fact, when it comes to queer representation, the Marvel and DC movies and television shows are pretty far behind their paperback counterparts. Batwoman is only just now getting a her own show, and Marvel is promising that a gay character is coming, but such a character has yet to be seen. It's no wonder, then, that when movie fans start speculating about whether or not Captain Marvel and Valkyrie might be a couple, most readers have to hold back the "Well, if you read the comics…" from their lips.

    Look beyond the superhero fare and there are even more queer characters filling comics panels. With a barrier to entry that can be as low as setting up a Squarespace account, indie comics featuring LGBTQ+ people are everywhere. And the mainstream titles are beefing up the queer storylines too. It's a lot to take in. Don't know where to start? Below are some of the best titles out there, from simple stories to superhero sagas.

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    Check, Please!

    Macmillan

    Check, Please! had the humblest of beginnings—starting as a class assignment for author Ngozi Ukazu, the webcomic grew a loyal online fanbase, and eventually got published as a book. It follows freshman hockey player Eric Bittle, or “Bitty,” navigating student life and playing hockey for his fictional liberal arts school. It’s a wholesome story, one that’s more about friendship than hockey. It’ll leave you with a warm fuzzy feeling, but will also punch you in the gut when you least expect it.
    How to read it: In print, or online.

    America

    Marvel

    America Chavez is one of the Young Avengers (a great queer story in its own right) who grew up in a queer utopia with her two mothers and is mourning their loss while also navigating the "real world"—and the racism, sexism, and homophobia that comes with it—for the first time. Plus, it features a queer woman of color punching Hitler in the face.
    How to read it: In print.

    The Witch Boy

    Graphix

    In the world of The Witch Boy, all girls are witches and all boys are shapeshifters. Our protagonist struggles with those expectations and trying to be himself in a world that penalizes him for that. The Witch Boy was written as a children’s comic, but still has enough complexity and intrigue for an adult reader. And it's great for facilitating conversations between parents and their children about gender and gender roles.
    How to read it: In print.

    Bingo Love

    Image Comics

    This indie comic made a lot of best-of lists last year, and with good reason. The book follows two queer women from their teenage years in the 1960s to the present day. It’s beautifully written and illustrated, and it tells a story you likely haven’t heard or seen before.
    How to read it: In print.

    Iceman

    Marvel

    Iceman is just one example of the benefits that comics have over films. The same character can be written over and over again in various iterations and interpretations. In this case, 2017 Iceman is recently out and finding community while also learning to accept himself as both a mutant and a gay man. X-Men have long served as an allegory for various marginalized groups over the years, and that’s true two-fold here. Bobby Drake’s double minority identity is framed throughout the series through the lens of his parents who love him but say all the wrong things in a way that rings very true, and highlights the importance of having queer writers behind queer stories.
    How to read it: In print.

    Jughead

    Archie Comics

    In a similar vein of reinterpreting a familiar character—in this case an Archie one—Chip Zdarsky’s Jughead Jones made headlines in 2016 when he came out as asexual. It was a move that was very much in character for those familiar with the (pre-Riverdale) burger-loving guy.
    How to read it: In print.

    O Human Star

    Blue Delliquanti

    This futuristic sci-fi webcomic is about a man who wakes up to find that he's been dead for 16 years and his brain has been uploaded into a robot’s body. It explores nature-versus-nurture and how much society and our upbringing impacts our relationship to ourselves and our genders, and it only gets more complex as the comic goes on.
    How to read it: In print, and online.

    A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns

    Oni Press

    A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns is a great example of a comic being used as a tool for education. As genderqueer author Archie Bongiovanni explains in the book, it can be exhausting for trans and gender-nonconforming individuals to explain their pronouns and identities to others over and over again. This book does some of the heavy lifting, and its compact print size makes it easy to whip out should you run into someone who needs it.
    How to read it: In print.


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    Djokovic has time on his side as he eyes Federers grand slam haul

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    Novak Djokovic said after retaining his Wimbledon title in a five-hour final against Roger Federer that the Swiss is an inspiration and that he hopes to be still competing at 37

    At the end of this seesawing and tempestous epic, which was not only the longest final in Wimbledon history but perhaps its most dramatic, Novak Djokovic pointed one finger to the sky in triumph. He might as well have been waving it in defiance at the Centre Court crowd, who had spent four hours and 57 minutes willing and baying Roger Federer to victory.

    Afterwards the Serb explained that he had tricked his mind so that every time he heard Roger he felt that people were actually cheering for him. If you have the majority of the crowd on your side, it helps, it gives you motivation, it gives you strength, it gives you energy, he admitted. When you dont, then you have to find it within. I like to transmutate it in a way. So when the crowd is chanting Roger I hear Novak. It sounds silly but it is like that. I try to convince myself that its like that.

    It was not the only trick Djokovic pulled off to win his fifth Wimbledon title. He was the worse player for four of the five sets. He did not conjure a break point until deep into the fourth. He was down two match points at 8-7 in the fifth. His opponent served better, volleyed better, returned better, hit 40 more winners and won 14 more points. And yet Djokovic still emerged victorious. Brad Gilbert once wrote a book called Winning Ugly. This was the directors cut.

    Afterwards the Serb admitted he was on the back foot for most of the match. Yet the way he was able to raise his game in each of the three tie-breaks while Federer slipped into his shell was deeply impressive. Djokovics fifth Wimbledon symphony might have been discordant but in some ways it was his most glorious.

    It also enhances his bragging rights. For in the decades ahead, when talk turns to who was the greatest, Federer, Djokovic and Rafael Nadal know their names will be rattled out fast and furiously. But Djokovic now has 16 titles, closing in on Federer, who has 20, and Nadal, who has 18. And at 32 he knows that time is on his side.

    Afterwards he issued an ominous warning to his great rival. Roger hopes to inspire people to keep going at 37, he said. Im one of them. The fact that they have made history of this sport motivates me as well, inspires me to try to do what they have done, what theyve achieved, and even more.

    Federer made his aggressive attention clear in his opening service game, with two aces and a rasping forehand winner. The Swiss continued to have the better of the first set only to falter in the tie-break. The crowd were deflated. They, like everyone else, had felt that the best chance Federer had was to start fast. Yet he had other ideas, breaking immediately before racing way to win the second set 6-1 the most lopsided set he had won against Djokovic for seven years.

    He continued to press. But Djokovic, tenniss greatest wall, stubbornly refused to budge. Time and again he was like the superhero Plastic Man, whose malleable body allows him to stretch to impossible lengths, getting balls back that Federer thought had been dispatched for a winner. Another tie-break came. Again Federer faltered. Somehow, incredibly, Djokovic was a set from victory.

    Federer looked to be tiring. Yet again he picked himself up and, when Djokovic erred, he went for the jugular to go 5-2 up and win the set. As he hit the winning point the decibel levels inside Wimbledon went from 0-100 faster than any sports car.

    Up until now it had not always been a match of the greatest quality. But the final set, which lasted two hours and two minutes, became intensely gripping and grippingly tense. Djokovic broke early and went 4-2 ahead, yet when Federer broke back suddenly 10,000 people were standing and punching the air as if they were at a religious revival. Briefly it seemed as if they were.

    Of course the Centre Court crowd wanted Federer to win. Could one blame them? This could be the last chance they get to see him, a dominant presence at Wimbledon for 16 years, on the court he loves best. They were similarly supportive of Serena Williams on Saturday, knowing that genius no matter how brightly it burns eventually has to fade.

    It looked as if they were going to have their wishes granted when Federer had his 21st grand slam title on his racket at 8-7 and 40-15 up in the final set. Yet Djokovic, just like when he saved two match points against Federer in the US Open in 2011, had other ideas. The first was saved with a thumping service return to the body. The second by a sublime passing shot as the Swiss player rushed into the net. It is possible to wound Djokovic. But putting him away is another thing altogether.

    On the match went until it got to 12-12 and became the first singles match at Wimbledon to end on a tie-break. Once again Djokovic handled the pressure better.

    Federer tried to shrug off the defeat, saying: Every loss hurts at Wimbledon but I am very strong at being able to move on. I dont want to be depressed about an amazing tennis match. But rarely has he looked more deflated.

    With this victory Djokovic extends his lead over Federer to 26-22. For good measure he has also now beaten him in three of their four matches on grass. And once again he did so almost alone, except for those inside his players box and a pocket of Serbian fans cheering him on. Not for the first time he proved impervious and imperious.

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    Super B*tch A Superhero Reminds Queer People to Live Fearlessly

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    On Dec. 29, 2018, Dremon Cooper went viral. That’s the day he introduced the world to a queer superhero heavily inspired by Catwoman: Super B*tch. The 19-year-old shared a video that day on social media in which he showcased his ability to perfectly execute acrobatics and gymnastics in hot-pink 6-inch heels. After quickly attracting the attention of the likes of Lee Daniels, Chris Brown and Snoop Dogg, Cooper is now working to prove to the world that his purpose is far greater than a 30-second comedic Instagram post. . 

    Cooper decided to embrace a queer identity when he was about 12. Despite the unhesitating support and acceptance of his mother, Yndia Cooper, the young dancer was routinely harassed and bullied by schoolmates because he decided to live his truth.

    My mother found out, and she accepted me, of course, because she already knew,” Cooper told HuffPost. “I started to get comfortable in my own skin. I was like, OK, why not dye my hair like I always wanted to? Why not wear crop tops? Why not talk to this boy?

    “People, they had issues with it.”

    Growing up in southeast Washington, D.C., was a challenge. Cooper often heard taunts of “faggot,” and he dealt with depression over the lack of acceptance within his community. Initially, when he would get harassed by students at his school, he would ignore them. But, the dancer told HuffPost, he found the strength to start defending himself.

    “I was the type of person to make you respect me, and that’s why I got into a lot of fights,” he said. Growing up, he added, “someone always thought that they can just say what they want to me, and I would just go up to them and let them know, ‘No. You’re not going to say what you want to me.’ It was really hard.”

    Cooper embraced his dreams of becoming a gymnast and taught himself how to execute flips and perform other acrobatics. His ability to flawlessly hit a backflip in high heels, paired with his need to fight that persistent bullying, motivated the creation of Super B*tch, an ostentatious, fearless and loud superhero.

    “The inspiration behind the superhero was the constant bullying, the constant getting denied for being who I was,” Cooper said. “Super B*tch is a gay superhero fighting crime. Super B*tch is a powerful individual who cares for others, who likes to come to people’s rescue, who’s just fearless, sassy, fun, loving.”

    At the end of 2019, Cooper dressed up in a metallic silver crop top, black leggings with pink stripes down the sides, a metallic fanny pack that resembles the one Disney’s Kim Possible wears, and his signature hot pink boots to send a message to a guy he was dating. In the 30-second clip, Cooper used a series of threatening flips to warn potential love interests that he would strike back if they played with his heart. The video got more than 100,000 likes and more than 700,000 views on Instagram.

    “When I made the video, I wasn’t playing, but it was just like I was just being funny. I was really serious, as you can see in the video. You can feel it. The boy I was talking to kept playing around with me, and I just made the video. The next thing you know, it starts to go viral. I honestly think this specific video went viral because I was just being myself. The flips also, me and the pink boots. People don’t see that every day.”

    The Instagram post has since been shared by numerous celebrities and has led to Cooper creating a video for Rihanna’s makeup line, Fenty Beauty. The entertainer also recently performed on stage with the singer Teyana Taylor, when he was able to show the world some of the voguing he learned from YouTube and from the ball culture, a safe space where members of the LGBTQ community can compete in diverse competitions, such as fiercest voguer, best runway walker and even just who has the strongest face.

    “I vogue. I got into vogueing by just looking at YouTube. The ballroom scene is basically a place where you could just be yourself. It became a safe space for me because I could be myself there, and I could do things that I wouldn’t be able to do outside.”

    Winning a series of awards and trophies from the ballroom scene has led to the voguer becoming a dance teacher at an LGBTQ nonprofit, Casa Ruby, an organization that provides social services for members of the LGBTQ community.

    Although his jocular Instagram skits and masterful acrobatic moves raised Cooper’s visibility, he’s determined to become a leader for queer individuals. The social media star recently sat on a mental health panel to share some of his thoughts on how to take care of oneself mentally. According to the Trevor Project, a nonprofit that works to prevent deaths by suicide, LGBTQ youth are almost five times as likely to have tried to kill themselves, compared with heterosexual youth. Understanding this, the dancer has used his videos to raise awareness about the issue.

    When he saw a comment that said he had stopped someone from suicide, it “really touched my heart,” he said. “That was the best comment, I think.”

    Super B*tch has shown the D.C. native that he can use his voice to have an impact and to command attention.

    Cooper is currently in talks with Academy Award-nominated director Lee Daniels to potentially develop a project that highlights Super B*tch. However, Cooper said he might distance himself from the Super B*tch name so he can reach a younger audience. His long-term goal now is to use his talents to develop a nonprofit center for LGBTQ youth and gain influence in the community.

    “I want it to be a big impact. I want it to for the younger ones who are just starting to get comfortable with themselves. I really feel like being a role model, they hold you up to a certain standard. You have to be on it. It’s just a lot of pressure sometimes when people look up to you, but I can handle it.”

    Read more: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/dremon-cooper-super-bitch-queer-youth_n_5d000be7e4b0e7e7816eca84

    Mindy Kaling discussed a Kamala Khan adaptation with Marvel Studios

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    Kamala Khan, one of the most popular new Marvel characters of the past decade, may soon receive a live-action adaptation.

    While promoting her new movie Late Night, writer/actress Mindy Kaling confirmed that she’d spoken to Marvel Studios about adapting Ms. Marvel.I think the people Ive spoken to Marvel about it are so excited about the character and I think that theyre trying to figure out what to do with it, she told MTV News. I told them I would help in any way because I truly love her.

    Kaling steered clear of making a definitive statement about working on Ms. Marvel herself, but indicated that Marvel is considering making one in general.

    Kamala Khan has appeared in animated shows and Marvel video games, but a live-action version would be a much bigger deal. Fans were already speculating about aMs. Marvel spinoff franchise fromCaptain Marvel (kind of like how Tom Holland’s Spider-Man was introduced inCaptain America: Civil War), with producer Kevin Feige teasing the idea last year. But as Kaling points out, the Disney+ streaming service also creates more opportunities for TV adaptations.

    In the aftermath ofAvengers: Endgame, Marvel has kept surprisingly quiet about future plans. That’s because Phase 3 of the MCU technically doesn’t end until Spider-Man: Far From Home comes out next month.Phase 4 will include sequels for Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Panther,and Doctor Strange, along with Black Widow, Shang-Chi, and The Eternals, but there could still be room for a Ms. Marvel movie there too.

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    Apples New iOS 13, a Mars Survival Course, and More News

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    Apple's iOS 13 is ready for public testing; a space camp is teaching students how to survive on Mars; and we've got some bike helmet suggestions for summer. Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less.

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    iOS 13 public beta is here

    Good news: You can now download a test version of the new iPhone operating system that is scheduled for a fall release. iOS 13 should make your phone a little faster and more secure, but more than that, it will optimize your photos app, let you use Apple Sign On for more privacy on the web, and introduce a completely different look: dark mode.

    A new kind of space camp teaches the art of martian medicine

    Don't assume the "medical" in the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus means just earthly medicine: now it has a course preparing students for whatever medical maladies would strike humans on Mars. The course is driven by Mars-applicable lectures about topics like radiation and the psychological difficulties of isolation and confinement. It also has spacesuit-clad simulations of what a real-life gone-wrong scenario would look like.

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    Learning you've nabbed the title role in a major superhero franchise is probably the best news an actor can get. But Tom Holland, star of the upcoming Spiderman: Far From Home, found out in a strange way: with everyone else, on Instagram. He didn't believe the Sony Pictures post at first, because the company had recently been hacked (this was back in 2015). But when Marvel Studio's head Kevin Feige called to tell him the news, he simply replied, "I have to be honest, Kevin. I already know. You put it on Instagram."

    WIRED Recommends: Bike Helmets

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    A Town In Ohio Woke Up To Find Its Tap Water Had Turned Bright Pink

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    Residents of a sleepy Ohio village woke up last week to find their bathrooms looking like a scene from Ghostbusters – their taps ran with bright pink water and their toilet bowls filled with Pepto-Bismol-tinted liquid.

    The unusual sight was first reported on the morning of June 3 in a number of homes in Coal Grove, a village in Lawrence County, Ohio, as reported by WDTV 5 local news. So, what happened?

    According to an official, there was a pump malfunction at the local water plant overnight, resulting in a large quantity of sodium permanganate being dumped into the water. No, that doesn’t mean you’ll develop superhero-like qualities overnight. Sodium permanganate is used to control tap water’s taste and smell by removing iron and magnesium from the water through a process of oxidization. Somewhat ironically, it’s also typically used to make the water appear clearer and more appetizing. The chemical has mild disinfectant properties too, so it helps to take the edge off biological growth, such as small freshwater mussels that can lurk in water treatment plants. 

    Under normal circumstances, water is treated with a dose of 1 to 3 milligrams of potassium permanganate per liter of water. Around 3 kilograms (7 pounds) of sodium permanganate is added to the water supply each day at this particular Ohio water treatment plant. However, the past weekend saw over 14 times that dose ending up in the system.

    Despite its offputting color, the water was not a danger to public health, the authorities said, and could still be drunk in small quantities if diluted. However, unless you want your favorite white shirt to turn hot pink, residents were recommended not to wash their clothes with the stuff.

    “I got white hair,” Karen Turner, a Coal Grove resident, told WCHS/WVAH Eyewitness News. “Could you imagine if I washed my hair in pink water?”

    Fortunately, the water is now back to normal and the pink has been flushed from the system with most residents only experiencing problems for half a day.

    A very similar incident occurred in the tiny Canadian town of Onoway in March 2017. Stranger still, just weeks later, halfway across the world, a salt lake in Australia received a hot pink makeover too. A freak bout of hot weather and low rainfall caused the Melbourne lake to become saltier than usual, killing off many of the lake’s natural inhabitants and allowing Dunaliella salina algae to bloom. The result, as you can see, was the whole body of water turning a shocking shade of pink.

     

    Read more: https://www.iflscience.com/chemistry/a-town-in-ohio-woke-up-to-find-its-tap-water-had-turned-bright-pink/

    Here’s what’s coming and going on Netflix in June

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    seemingly ups the ante every month with its deluge of new original content, and June is no different. Dystopian anthology seriesreturns for a fifth season comprising just three episodes, one of which stars Miley Cyrus as a pop star whose life isn’t nearly as glamorous as it seems. (Sound familiar?) The Confession Tapesreturns for a second season, delving into four more accounts of people who confessed to heinous crimes they claim they never actually committed. But the fun doesn’t stop with original programming. Superhero movie fans can rejoice over the return ofBatman BeginsandThe Dark Knight, whileSpider-Man: Into the Spider-Verseswings onto the platform for the first time.

    Check out the full listings below to see what’s new on Netflix in June.

    What’s new on Netflix:Editor’s picks

    Dead to Me is a comedy, drama, and thriller all wrapped up into one TV series. It follows Jen as she attempts to come to terms with the death of her husband Ted in a hit-and-run accident by solving the murder, right as she meets warm and positive Judy at a grief support group. The two form a fast friendship and team up to find the owner of the car responsible for Teds death, despite their different personalities. The most fun part about watching Dead to Me is the twists and turns sewed into the plot, making it an easy series to binge watch in a weekend. Tess Cagle

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    Tuca & Bertie, the debut show from BoJack Horseman production designer Lisa Hanawalt, starts with a moment of transition: Two best friends, Tuca (Tiffany Haddish) and Bertie (Ali Wong), who are residents of Bird Town, are no longer cohabiting. Berties boyfriend Speckle (voiced by Steven Yeun) has moved in. Theres an uncertainty there, but the pulsating colors and hybrid characters of the show lift you up. This 10-episode series shares an animation aesthetic with BoJack, but thats about it. There arent any crossover characters or storylines, and Tuca & Bertie is more focused on the lives of women in their 30s than one horse-mans depressive spiral. Audra Schroeder

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    See You Yesterday

    See You Yesterday stars Eden Duncan-Smith as CJ, a science prodigy who invents a pair of time-traveling backpacks with her friend Sebastian (Dante Crichlow). When a police officer kills someone close to them, they must use time travel to save him without screwing up the timeline. The films zany humor and colorful aesthetic take cues from Back to the Future and Bill & Ted, and Duncan-Smith gives a charismatic breakout performance, smoothly shifting between youthful banter and the sudden shock of grief. Significantly more thoughtful than your average Netflix original movie,See You Yesterdaymarks Bristol and Duncan-Smith as ones to watch. Gavia-Baker Whitelaw

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    What’s new on Netflix in June 2019

    June 1

    Arthdal Chronicles — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    Oh, Ramona! — NETFLIX FILM
    50/50
    A.I. Artificial Intelligence
    Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day
    Batman Begins
    Cabaret
    Carrie
    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
    Dynasty: Season 2
    Good Night, and Good Luck
    Gran Torino
    Life in the Doghouse
    Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
    Magic Mike
    Network
    Platoon
    Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World Of Ben Ferencz
    Satan & Adam
    Small Soldiers
    The Dark Knight
    The Phantom of the Opera
    The Space Between Us
    What a Girl Wants

    June 3

    Documentary Now!: Season 3
    Malibu Rescue: The Series — NETFLIX FAMILY

    June 4

    Miranda Sings LiveYour Welcome — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    June 5

    A Silent Voice
    Black Mirror: Season 5 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch

    June 6

    Alles ist gut — NETFLIX FILM
    Todos lo saben

    June 7

    3%: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    Belmonte
    The Black Godfather — NETFLIX FILM
    The Chef Show — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    Designated Survivor: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    Elisa & Marcela — NETFLIX FILM
    I Am Mother — NETFLIX FILM
    Pachamama — NETFLIX FAMILY
    Rock My Heart — NETFLIX FILM
    Super Monsters Monster Pets — NETFLIX FAMILY
    Tales of the City — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    June 8

    Berlin, I Love You

    June 11

    Disneys Ralph Breaks the Internet

    June 12

    Jo Koy: Comin’ In Hot — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese — NETFLIX FILM

    June 13

    The 3rd Eye 2 — NETFLIX FILM
    Jinn — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    Kakegurui xx — NETFLIX ANIME

    June 14

    Aggretsuko: Season 2 — NETFLIX ANIME
    The Alcsser Murders — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    Awake: The Million Dollar Game — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    Charit at War — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    Cinderella Pop — NETFLIX FILM
    Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce: Season 5
    Leila — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    Life Overtakes Me — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    Marlon: Season 2
    Murder Mystery — NETFLIX FILM
    Unit 42 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    June 15

    Grey’s Anatomy: Season 15

    June 16

    Cop Car

    June 17

    The Missing: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    June 18

    Adam Devine: Best Time of Our Lives — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    Big Kill

    June 19

    Beats — NETFLIX FILM
    The Edge of Democracy — NETFLIX FILM

    June 20

    Le Chant du Loup — NETFLIX FILM

    June 21

    Ad Vitam — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    Bolvar — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    The Casketeers: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    The Confession Tapes: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    Dark: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    The End of Evangelion
    EVANGELION: DEATH (TRUE)
    Girls Incarcerated: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    GO! Live Your Way: Season 2 — NETFLIX FAMILY
    Jaoon Kahan Bata Ae Dil — NETFLIX FILM
    La misma sangre — NETFLIX FILM
    Mr. Iglesias — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    Neon Genesis Evangelion
    Shooter: Season 3

    June 24

    Forest of Piano: Season 2 — NETFLIX ANIME

    June 25

    Mike Epps: Only One Mike — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    June 26

    The Golem
    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
    The Zookeeper

    June 27

    Answer for Heaven — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    June 28

    20th Century Women
    7SEEDS — NETFLIX ANIME
    Dope: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    Exhibit A — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    Instant Hotel: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    Motown Magic: Season 2 — NETFLIX FAMILY
    Paquita Salas: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    The Chosen One — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    June 29

    Scare Tactics: Seasons 4 & 5

    June 30

    Madam Secretary: Season 5

    Coming soon

    Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    Trinkets — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    What’s leaving Netflix in June 2019

    June 1

    An Extremely Goofy Movie
    Apollo 13
    Cold in July
    Disney’s 101 Dalmatians
    Disney’s The Fox and the Hound 2
    Disney’s The Jungle Book: Mowgli’s Story
    Doom
    Freddy vs. Jason
    Friday the 13th
    Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves
    I Am Legend
    In the Army Now
    Inspector Gadget 2
    Jason X
    Kill Bill: Vol. 1
    Kill Bill: Vol. 2
    Legally Blonde
    Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde
    My Bloody Valentine
    Playing It Cool
    Pretty in Pink
    Reindeer Games
    Stargate
    Terminator Salvation
    The Bone Collector
    The Constant Gardener

    June 4

    District 9

    June 5

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    June 6

    The Soloist

    June 14

    Grand Designs: Australia: Season 4
    I Own Australia’s Best Home: Season 1
    I Own Britain’s Best Home: Season 1
    Mother

    June 15

    Apocalypse Now
    Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things
    National Lampoon’s Van Wilder
    The Pianist

    June 16

    Death Race

    June 24

    Disney’s Mulan 2

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