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If Football Was More Like Wrestling...

If Football Was More Like Wrestling…

Highlights from the latest episode of Monday Night Mayhem, the flagship show of the World Football League.

Outside The Longbox - Nathan For You

Outside The Longbox – Nathan For You

This quirky, deadpan reality show spoof from Comedy Central is one of the funniest shows currently on TV.

Make It So! A William Moulton Marston Biopic

Make It So! A William Moulton Marston Biopic

The multi-talented creator of Wonder Woman led quite an interesting life that deserves to be chronicled in a big-budget Hollywood retelling.

“Walgreens Exclusive Venom?” Seriously?

“Walgreens Exclusive Venom?” Seriously?

In a move demonstrating the greatest of respect for their customers, Marvel and Hasbro have partnered with renowned toy retailer Walgreens to—oh, f*ck it. This is ridiculous.

Outside The Longbox - Only Lovers Left Alive

Outside The Longbox – Only Lovers Left Alive

Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton play the world’s coolest and most tragic vampire couple in Jim Jarmusch’s immensely interesting new film.

An Intro to New Japan: Best of the G1 Climax 2014 Part 5

An Intro to New Japan: Best of the G1 Climax 2014 Part 5

Shinsuke Nakamura and Kazuchika Okada face off in the finals of New Japan’s G1 Climax! This and five more matches wrap up PoP!’s coverage of the 24th G1 Climax.

An Intro to New Japan: Best of the G1 Climax 2014 Part 4

An Intro to New Japan: Best of the G1 Climax 2014 Part 4

Today we look at the best of nights eight, nine, and ten of the G1 Climax. We’re getting to the end of the tournament and the matches just keep getting more hard hitting.

Property Ladder - Howard The Duck

Property Ladder – Howard The Duck

After being a Seventies cult icon and an Eighties cinematic laughing stock, Marvel’s resident talking waterfowl has popped up again in the most unlikely of places. Will this mark the dawning of a new era for Duckworld’s favorite son?

An Intro to New Japan: Best of the G1 Climax 2014 Part 3

An Intro to New Japan: Best of the G1 Climax 2014 Part 3

Nights five, six, and seven of New Japan’s G1 Climax brought us some of the hardest hitting matches of the year thus far. Learn the definition of strong style from this 6-Pack of matches.

Riddle Me This! Should Marvel and Star Wars Cross Over?

Riddle Me This! Should Marvel and Star Wars Cross Over?

With Marvel getting back into the Star Wars business, should they publish a book wherein the two universes collide?

6 Reasons to Skip 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' This Weekend

6 Reasons to Skip ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ This Weekend

If you’re a lifelong Turtle fan, you might feel obligated to plunk down your hard-earned money at the box office this weekend. Jason Knize has ’6 Reasons’ why you shouldn’t see ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ on opening weekend.

An Intro to New Japan: Best of the G1 Climax 2014 Part 2

An Intro to New Japan: Best of the G1 Climax 2014 Part 2

The G1 Climax is giving us some of the best wrestling of the year. In this PoP! Top 6-Pack we look at six great matches from night four of New Japan’s huge tournament.

PoP! Top 6-Pack: More Comics That Directors Should Write

PoP! Top 6-Pack: More Comics That Directors Should Write

Now that Richard Donner and Quentin Tarantino have dipped their toes into the medium, here are six more well-regarded auteurs that could write some truly kick-ass comic tales.

An Intro to New Japan: Best of the G1 Climax 2014 Part 1

An Intro to New Japan: Best of the G1 Climax 2014 Part 1

It’s hard getting into Japanese wrestling. Why not try with the six best matches from the first three nights of the G1 Climax tournament? There’s no better time than now!

Wrestling School: The First Shocking Debut of Seth Rollins

Wrestling School: The First Shocking Debut of Seth Rollins

Seth Rollins’ WWE debut with the Shield wasn’t his first shocking debut. What happened in his first appearance in Ring of Honor that was so shocking they didn’t air it on pay-per-view? Read more to find out…

BLAARGH! "Avengers World"

BLAARGH! “Avengers World”

It’s a bummer when a comic is bad. It’s even worse when a genuinely great comic bums you out with weird presentation.

Wrestling School: ‘Seven Levels of Hate’

Wrestling School: ‘Seven Levels of Hate’

66 years of history left behind in a ring in Australia. A once-prestigious title, abandoned by those that wanted it most. This is the story of Seven Levels of Hate and the National Wrestling Alliance

Hidden Gems - Rai (2014)

Hidden Gems – Rai (2014)

Valiant’s recent reimagining of their first original character deftly combines classic sci-fi elements and samurai overtones with a gripping mystery story .

Wrestling School: Samoa Joe Vs. Kenta Kobashi

Wrestling School: Samoa Joe Vs. Kenta Kobashi

For one night in 2005, fans didn’t care about workrate or storylines. They wanted to be transported back to a time when men fought to see who the better man was. And they were given that in the form of Samoa Joe vs. Kenta Kobashi.

PoP! Top 6-Pack: SDCC 2014 Exclusives

PoP! Top 6-Pack: SDCC 2014 Exclusives

PoP! Top 6-Pack: SDCC 2014 Exclusive: For this year’s “Running of the Exclusives” at SDCC there are many goodies that fans will be pushing young children out of the way for. Here is my Top 6.

Make It So! Valiant and Valiant, the Comic Book

Make It So! Valiant and Valiant, the Comic Book

While a film prequel of WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT? is quite unlikely, a comic series detailing the past adventures of Eddie Valiant and his brother solving crimes in Toon Town would be a worthy substitute.

Hidden Gems - Nailbiter

Hidden Gems – Nailbiter

Image has another potential hit on its hands in this unorthodox horror comic about a town that spawned over a dozen serial killers.

Wrestling School: The First Appearance of Kishin Liger

Wrestling School: The First Appearance of Kishin Liger

Japanese wrestling legend, Jushin Liger, has a little known alter ego named Kishin Liger. What made Liger take a more violent road in a match with the Great Muta? Find out in the first installment of Wrestling School.

Outside The Longbox - GRAND PIANO

Outside The Longbox – GRAND PIANO

This tense Hitchcockian thriller starring Elijah Wood and John Cusack is an entertaining throwback to a bygone era in cinema and is one of the best films of 2014 so far.

Figure 8 - The Zeo Zords

Figure 8 – The Zeo Zords

Four years in, the Power Rangers got their first name change and some awesome new costumes. Kids got some sweet new toys. It was a good time.

Better Late Than Never - LOCKE & KEY, Volume 1: Welcome To Lovecraft

Better Late Than Never – LOCKE & KEY, Volume 1: Welcome To Lovecraft

Bestselling novelist Joe Hill conquers another literary medium with the first volume of his universally acclaimed IDW series .

Hidden Gems: Nevada

Hidden Gems: Nevada

A showgirl and her ostrich are the stars of this overlooked Steve Gerber classic.

Outside The Longbox - Helix

Outside The Longbox – Helix

Helix is intense. It’s kind of insane. It’s a great take on “apocalypse virus” stories. It’s executive produced by Ronald D Moore. Take a gander at why you should check this show out on DVD and Blu-Ray next week.

Figure 8 - Botcon 2014

Figure 8 – Botcon 2014

It’s the biggest Transformers convention in the country and it always makes our wallets cry. Let’s take a look at some standouts from this year’s Botcon.

Figure 8 - The Season 3 Zords

Figure 8 – The Season 3 Zords

The final season of the original Power Rangers show was the first to bring us two sets of zords. It was also the first one to blatantly try to rip us off with lies and repackaging.

Better Late Than Never - SUPERMAN: WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE MAN OF TOMORROW?

Better Late Than Never – SUPERMAN: WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE MAN OF TOMORROW?

Before John Byrne reinvented him in the late Eighties, the pre-CRISIS Man of Steel received a wonderfully-crafted sendoff courtesy of a young Alan Moore that would become one of the greatest Superman stories ever published.

Outside The Longbox - CEO Orlando and the FGC

Outside The Longbox – CEO Orlando and the FGC

One of the bigger fighting game tournaments is coming up soon, in addition to the World Championships. Learn all about the Fighting Game Community inside as PoP prepares for CEO!

Property Ladder: Ricochet

Property Ladder: Ricochet

Professional wrestling has a new star by the name of Ricochet rising up the ranks. After winning the Best of the Super Juniors Tournament he’s climbing up the Property Ladder.

Figure 8 - The Season 2 Zords

Figure 8 – The Season 2 Zords

They may not be as iconic as the originals, but the Thunderzords from season 2 of Power Rangers were friggin’ HUGE and mostly pretty cool… With one obvious exception.

Outside the Longbox - NOS4A2

Outside the Longbox – NOS4A2

The latest bestselling prose thriller from Joe Hill is worthy of comparison to his famous father’s best work and just might put you off Christmas music for life.