Tagged With lord of the rings

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Sidekicks. Always there to lend a helping hand, or sword, or wand, as the case may be. A hero is nothing without his or her sidekick, but these companions rarely get the recognition they deserve. A few second bananas may get the spotlight on occasion -- your Robins, your Chewbaccas, your Igors -- but they all originated in comics, films, or on TV. This list is for the truly forgotten, the most overlooked of the overlooked. Here is a ranking of the top 10 best science fiction and fantasy sidekicks that originated in books.

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Ohayo, my outstanding outgoing mail packages! Apologies for being late; all I can do is promise that it's another extra-long instalment, thanks to the abundance of great letters you guys keep sending me. So, this week: Some hard truths about the Avengers, some Wonder Woman plot holes filled, way more Tom Bombadil than is strictly necessary, and more!

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Middle-Earth: Shadow of War, the newly unveiled video gaming sequel to Shadow of Mordor, looks like it's ramping up things up in every possible way. The last game already played fast and loose with Lord of the Rings lore, but now you're a human leading armies of orcs into an invasion of Mordor. With your own ring of power. Also, there may be dragons?

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Say what you will about the Pop Vinyl toy aesthetic, there is something to be admired in Funko's ability to acquire licenses for their toys like grey goo nanomachines devouring their way across the face of the Earth. Case in point, the company announced like, a hojillion toys at the UK Toy Fair yesterday, and we want them all.

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Absolute power corrupts absolutely, or so the idiom goes. But sometimes absolute power just makes you kind of an idiot. There are entities out there who are practically omnipotent but somehow haven't managed to find a way to use their powers for anything worthwhile. Here are 10 beings who are utterly wasting their godlike abilities.