Congratulations to Serena & Alexis!!

This is Serena Williams’ Reddit engagement announcement — Quartz

Tennis superstar Serena Williams, one of the greatest athletes of our time, is getting married. But instead of tweeting out the good news to her 7.5 million followers or posting it on Facebook for her 5 million fans, she made a poetic announcement about her engagement to the Reddit thread I said yes: I came…   … Continue reading This is Serena Williams’ Reddit engagement announcement — Quartz

New Wonder Woman Trailer! Fans have been waiting with baited breath for another glimpse of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in the character's first leading film role, and Warner Bros. have delivered. Featuring more background into Wonder Woman's relationship with Steve Trevor and her help in World War 2, the trailer features action packed scenes with Gal Gadot, … Continue reading New Wonder Woman Trailer!

2016 August 31 – Annular Solar Eclipse over New Mexico

Annular Solar Eclipse over New Mexico Image Credit & Copyright:   Colleen Pinski Explanation:  What is this person doing? In 2012 an annular eclipse of the Sun was visible over a   narrow path  that crossed the northern Pacific Ocean and several western US states. In an annular solar   eclipse , the Moon is … Continue reading 2016 August 31 – Annular Solar Eclipse over New Mexico

Watch This: Wonder Woman American Ninja Warrior

  Jessie Graff seriously is a Wonder Woman. This Amazon became the first woman to make it up the 14 1/2 foot warped wall during the Los Angeles Qualifiers for the 8th Season of American Ninja Warrior, & she did so dressed as Wonder Woman! She's also a stuntwoman for CBS's Supergirl, so yeah, that … Continue reading Watch This: Wonder Woman American Ninja Warrior

Throwback Thursday: ‘Iron Man’ starts up a super-franchise

Marvel does make good movies…

Hero Complex - movies, comics, pop culture - Los Angeles Times


With “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” hitting U.S. theaters tonight, this week’s edition of Throwback Thursday revisits “Iron Man,” the film that kicked off the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Released seven years ago this weekend, on May 2, 2008, “Iron Man” followed the success of Sony’s “Spider-Man” and Fox’s “X-Men.”

“Iron Man” opened to positive reviews, and ticket sales skyrocketed. The film earned $102 million during opening weekend and eventually grossed $585 million at the international box office. Comic book fans and critics praised Robert Downey Jr.’s cocky performance as billionaire playboy philanthropist Tony Stark, validating what had been seen as a questionable casting decision.

Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man in "Iron Man." (Zade Rosenthal / Marvel) Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man in “Iron Man.” (Zade Rosenthal / Marvel)

“There were people in our company who directly said, ‘No. You can’t [cast Downey]. Next,” Marvel Studios President and producer Kevin Feige told The Times shortly before the film’s release.

But Feige…

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7 Amazing Things You Didn’t Know About Wonder Woman


Even the most devout Wonder Woman fanatics probably didn’t know that the heroine’s creator, William Moulton Marston, a psychologist, lived with and had children with two women at the same time. They also probably didn’t know that he had slightly strange theories about the benefits of bondage. Nor is it common knowledge that the character, which debuted in 1942, was inspired by the leaders of the suffragist movement.

In her new book, The Secret History of Wonder Woman, which hits shelves Tuesday, New Yorker writer and Harvard professor Jill Lepore delves into the life of the man who created Wonder Woman. The book comes just as Wonder Woman is swooping back into the cultural consciousness with her invisible jet. Israeli actress Gal Gadot will play Wonder Woman in 2016’s Batman vs. Superman and will get her own solo film in 2017.

Here’s just some of what Lepore uncovered:


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