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Today in the US, Fox and Marvel begin a new saga set in a TV-friendly offshoot of the X-Men universe with The Gifted, a show about a young family on the run from a government seeking to capture and control America's Mutant population. Not sure what's happening, who's who, and why no one's running around in Spandex yelling "To me, my X-Men!"? We're here to help.

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The Gifted, Fox's upcoming X-Men TV spinoff, is more spiritually related to the mutant movie franchise than it is narratively. This world isn't meant to explicitly connect to any of the X-Men movies, but when it comes to Polaris, there's going to be at least one major similarity to her comic-book self.

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Mouse Guard is an award-winning comic book series, written and illustrated by David Petersen, about medieval mice protecting their own. Last year, a writer was hired to adapt it -- and now, a director may actually be turning its lush world of marauding mice into a movie.

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Comic books can seem intimidating. If you go into a comic book store, you’re confronted with walls and walls of paper and no road map that tells you where to start. If you’ve never read a comic before and want to dip your toe in the ink-filled waters, here’s a few recommendations that blend excellent storytelling and incredible illustration.

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You remember the tag lines, even if you think you don't. "Ooooooh, somebody stop me!" Or perhaps, "SSSSSSSSSMOKIN'!" Or even, "Hold on, Sugar! Daddy's got a sweet tooth tonight!" OK, maybe not that last one, but if you've got the time to rewatch The Mask, do it. It's dated. It's goofy. And boy, is it fun.

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There's a moment in the newest Thor: Ragnarok trailer that suggests something fascinating about the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As Hela gleefully chokes the life out Thor, she takes a moment to remind him just who and what she is. She is not a queen. She is not a monster. She is the goddess of death.

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Though Ian McShane is best-known for his TV work -- Mr. Wednesday on American Gods, Brother Ray on Game of Thrones, Al Swearengen on Deadwood, and so on -- the colourful actor has also had his share of memorable big-screen outings. He'll be adding another now that he's joined the Hellboy reboot.