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Not many people in Australia will know that Luc Besson's lavish new sci-fi epic, Valérian and the City of a Thousand Planets, is actually yet another movie adaptation of a hit comic book? This is mainly because Valerian the comic was never a hit in Australia, although it's been one of Europe's best-loved sci-fi series for nearly 50 years. Want to know more about the history behind the movie, and the universe it inhabits? Here's everything you need to know about Valérian.

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There is an historian working out of The Australian National University working hard on examining America's history. What makes this unique is the media he is using as his sources.

It's comic books.

While American history is often explored through the lens of classical literature such as the works of Ernest Hemingway or F Scott Fitzgerald, Dr Chris Bishop said as much - or more - could be learned through examining the world of comics.

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Not Gal Gadot, or Lynda Carter, or the multitude of voice actors, writers and artists that have lent their talents to DC's premier female hero over the last 75 years. The actual fictional character is becoming an honorary leader in the UN's efforts to bring gender equality to the world.