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The Art of War is widely respected as one of the most important treatise on warfare ever created. Generally attributed to Sun Tzu, it’s exact date of completion is debatable but sufficed to say that it is a millennia or three old. And now Peter David is going to kick it in the nuts.

Of all the manipulations and adaptations of the text, Deadpool’s The Art of War has the potential to be the most ridiculous and potentially funniest. Marvel scribe Peter David is taking his first crack at Deadpool by bringing the fast talking anti-hero together with the respected text.

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This four issue mini-series will hopefully be hilarious if nothing else. Look for it this October.

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Lego Ideas (formerly Cuusoo) is the giant online fan suggestion box that allows at home creators to pitch set designs to the world for support. Those that get enough support, the magic number being 10,000 votes, are reviewed by the company and could be produced should the stars align.

This week’s idea comes courtesy the era of truly great ships.

Lego has a long history of making super extra cool ships, particularly for their pirates line. The Gilded Crow is an amazing set comprising 4,500 bricks in a ship designed to scale with real ships of the time. While it’s not based on any one vessel in particular, it’s still an amazing example of a sea faring era long gone.

If you’re interested in this set and want to show it some support, go to Lego Ideas for more information and to vote.

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After a terrible Hulk movie starring Eric Bana and a grossly underrated Hulk movie starring Edward Norton, Marvel might actually be a little bit closer to taking a third stab at a solo film.

During a recent interview with Digital Spy, Mark Ruffalo revealed that very initial talks are underway for a new Hulk movie. Apparently his success in The Avengers might have changed their attitudes a bit. While I was a fan of Norton’s portrayal, Ruffalo absolutely nailed it and a standalone film with him could work well.

That being said, I had better be sitting in the theatre watching a Black Widow and/or Black Panther solo film before Hulk get a third kick at the proverbial can.

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The endless fountain of intellectual property known as Neil Gaiman is at it again, this time with Starz. The network responsible for the Spartacus TV franchise is working with him to adapt his novel, American Gods.

The book mixes ancient and modern mythology as gods new and old fight it out. And like much of Gaiman’s work, American Gods has a huge following, some more obsessive than others. Gaiman is producing but even with that edge this could be a huge bomb with fans no matter how good it turns out.

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INFOGRAPHIC: SALVADOR ANGUIANO BRINGS YOU THE MANY HEADS OF THE BATMAN

By Chris Sims

This year’s 75th Anniversary of Batman celebrations have resulted in some pretty great pieces of art from folks celebrating the Dark Knight’s birthday. When artist Salvador Anguiano set out to draw a poster commemorating the event, he was faced with an interesting problem. With so many distinct eras of Batman, there was just too much to choose from. So he didn’t.

Instead of picking one distinct Batman to highlight, Anguiano’s poster features 75 different versions of Batman (or at least their heads) pulled from all across pop culture.

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Critics keep saying that Guardians of the Galaxy is the longest shot of Marvel’s film releases to date but everything I see looks better and better all the time. Are you ready?

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Over the past two seasons on the CW, Arrow has carved out a place in the hearts of comic book fans and muggles alike by building a group of solid characters framed in a world rich in DC mythology. And in the fall of 2014, they’re expanding on that with the spinoff series, The Flash. Casting has been busy on both series.

Devon Aoki is playing Katana on Arrow.

Robbie Amell is playing Firestorm on The Flash.

Brandon “Superman” Routh is playing The Atom on Arrow.

All three casting choices are good. And given the crossover potential between the two series, one can only hope The Flash will get to work with The Atom. Hell, if we see Green Arrow shoot The Atom at at a bad guy on an arrow while he’s shrunk down I’ll be very happy.

Also, Katana is yet another direct connection to the Bat-universe after Huntress, Harley Quinn, and more have made appearances. I hold out hope that Nightwing with stop by to lend a hand.

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Lego Ideas (formerly Cuusoo) is the giant online fan suggestion box that allows at home creators to pitch set designs to the world for support. Those that get enough support, the magic number being 10,000 votes, are reviewed by the company and could be produced should the stars align.

This week’s idea comes courtesy of the classics of Greek Mythology.

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As part of his quest to defeat the Kraken, Perseus journeyed to the Underworld to retrieve the head of Medusa. And thanks to Lego Ideas, you might not have to go to that kind of effort. You can recreate the temple of one of mythologies most unique and interesting villains with this cool set.

If you’re interested in this set and want to show it some support, go to Lego Ideas for more information and to vote.

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Fans of the Alien franchise have been burnt too many times by terrible video games, some featuring their friends from the Predator franchise and others not. That being said, Alien: Isolation is looking better by the minute.

Set after the events of Alien, Ripley’s daughter is trying to figure out what happened to her mother. This leads her into a survival horror game with a solitary Xenomorph hunting her down. And, reputedly, if you take it on guns blazing, you are dead.

Now, the developers are taking it up a notch with pre-order DLC that lets you play on the Nostromo as Ripley, Dallas, or Parker. Which is all kinds of awesome. If this game wasn’t a must play before, it might be now.

This could be the Alien game we’ve been waiting for.

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