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Don't Get Excited About That Truly Bizarre Michael Bay/Thundercats Rumor Don't Get Excited About That Truly Bizarre Michael Bay/Thundercats Rumor

Even more names are being added to the potential director list for Bond 25. Black Lightning recruits another DC superhero. Brian Henson offers an update on Netflix’s Dark Crystal series. Plus, more sneak peeks from Deadly Class, a new look at the next season of The Walking Dead, and more. Spoilers now!

Open Channel: Cast Oscar Isaac as Any Character Ever Open Channel: Cast Oscar Isaac as Any Character Ever

Oscar Isaac is a busy man. Not only is he in arguably the largest franchise in the known universe—Star Wars—he’s been taking other roles left and right the last few years as his star ascends. While a recent rumor has him headed to The Batman next, I wondered where else we might fan-cast him.

Cyclops' Best Design Gets a Great Figure, and More Xcellent Toys of the Week Cyclops' Best Design Gets a Great Figure, and More Xcellent Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly round up of the best toys we’ve seen that are currently trying to swipe our hard-earned wages (earned by writing about toys, of course). This week: Tyrion Lannister gets the booze-wielding figure he deserves, Funko gets overtly muscular with retro Thundercats figures, and more!

The First ThunderCats Reboot Was Ahead of Its Time The First ThunderCats Reboot Was Ahead of Its Time

The internet, as it is wont to do, got into a bit of a hissy fit recently with the announcement of ThunderCats Roar, a comedy-tinged, heavily stylized re-imagining of Lion-O and his friends that had some fans wishing the franchise could’ve gotten a more serious reboot instead. But Thundercats already did, seven years…

This Concept Art From the 2011 ThunderCats Reboot Is a Glimpse of What Could Have Been  This Concept Art From the 2011 ThunderCats Reboot Is a Glimpse of What Could Have Been 

There are any number of reasons as to why fans of the original ThunderCats series from the ‘80s are up in arms over the style of ThunderCats Roar, Cartoon Network’s upcoming reboot of the franchise that’s decidedly more whimsical and aimed at a younger audience.

Weird New ThunderCats Cartoon, Ho! Weird New ThunderCats Cartoon, Ho!

The ThunderCats are back... but they’re really, really not looking how you’d think they would.

Slay Your Next Job Interview With a Legend of Zelda or Thundercats Tie Clip Sword

The same people behind those wonderful blank keys shaped like tiny swords are back with a new product for anyone who has to dress up for work, but still yearns to express their inner geek. Sword Clips are exactly what they sound like: Tie clips shaped like tiny swords that keep your tie in check and keep you…

This Fan-Made Black Panther/ThunderCats Crossover Will Punch You Right in the Nostalgia This Fan-Made Black Panther/ThunderCats Crossover Will Punch You Right in the Nostalgia

If there’s one thing that Marvel could learn from some of DC’s more recent comics, it’s that weird crossover series uniting characters from entirely different companies can make for some incredibly fun stories. It’s an idea that Atlanta-based artist Marcus Williams keenly understands and wanted to make happen with his …

You've Never Seen Your Favorite Pop Culture Weapons Quite Like This You've Never Seen Your Favorite Pop Culture Weapons Quite Like This

Some of our favorite science fiction and fantasy franchises are defined by the weapons in them. Star Wars has its lightsabers. Zelda’s Link has his Master Sword. These are the touchstones of each property, and artist Matt Ritchie is reimagining them all in a beautiful, colorful new way.

RIP Stanley Weston, the Man Behind G.I.Joe RIP Stanley Weston, the Man Behind G.I.Joe

The man who first pitched the idea of G.I.Joe to Hasbro passed away earlier this month at the age of 84, according to a statement from his family

There's a Crazy Amount of Crossover Comics Coming Out This Week There's a Crazy Amount of Crossover Comics Coming Out This Week

Apparently, October 5 is unofficial ‘Wacky Comic Crossover Day.” This week, a few notable mashups in the comics world began, bringing together disparate heroes for zany new adventures. We had a read of all the crossover series out today to let you see which team-ups were worth your time.

DC Comics Smashes Its Toys Together for a He-Man/Thundercats Team-up Series DC Comics Smashes Its Toys Together for a He-Man/Thundercats Team-up Series

By the power of Grayskull, and also nostalgia! The Masters of the Universe are joining forces with the Thundercats for a brand new comic book miniseries later this year—a concentrated dose of ‘80s nostalgia so powerful, it might as well be time-travel.

All 31 ThunderCats (and Their Foes), Ranked All 31 ThunderCats (and Their Foes), Ranked

In the vein of previous judgments of ‘80s toy and cartoon franchises, we now turn to the ThunderCats, the feline protectors of Third Earth. Here are our scientific and completely unassailable ranking, from best to worse, of both the friends and the foes of the ThunderCats (ho).

The New Thundercats Figures Are Looking Amazing The New Thundercats Figures Are Looking Amazing

First revealed at San Diego Comic-Con a few weeks back, yesterday Mattel released some updated photos of the Lion-O figure from its revamped Thundercats line. And as is the trend with re-released toys these days, thanks to improved manufacturing techniques, the new Lion-O eclipses the original ‘80s version in terms of…

A Gallery Of '80 Cartoon Supervillains Schooling You At Basketball A Gallery Of '80 Cartoon Supervillains Schooling You At Basketball

I can barely stand how awesome this series of pictures by Andy McDonald is. Honestly, Note: I want an actual cartoon special devoted to an all-supervillain '80s b-ball team asap. Note 2: I may never stop staring at the picture of Cobra Commander. Honestly, I may need to get a tattoo.

How Snarf-Ra Invalidated Every ThunderCats Episode Ever How Snarf-Ra Invalidated Every ThunderCats Episode Ever

Although we can look back now and see how terrible most '80s cartoons used to be, most of them still have their charms. ThunderCats… not so much. Sure, it had an awesome opening credit sequence, but it was also the dumbest cartoon on TV, which was really saying something. And one episode, "Hair of the Dog," may well…

Here's Why Superhero Movie Romances Suck Here's Why Superhero Movie Romances Suck

Greetings, little letterings. It's been a tough week here in the post-apocalypse, but looking at the date this column is going back in time to I can see it's been a tough week for you guys too. Take solace in this: It'll be years before President Brett Ratner has Joss Whedon executed for being so much better than him.

​12 Insane Things You Totally Forgot About the ThunderCats ​12 Insane Things You Totally Forgot About the ThunderCats

The ThunderCats don't have the cultural clout of Transformers or even He-Man, but it still has a legion of fans that remember it fondly to this day. Chances are, this is because they've forgotten how weird and ridiculous the cartoon usually was. Here are a dozen "fun" facts that should remind you the ThunderCats…

The Scientifically Accurate ThunderCats are loose and just horrifying The Scientifically Accurate ThunderCats are loose and just horrifying

Fox's ADHD, makers of the Scientifically Accurate DuckTales and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles videos, has set its sights on the ThunderCats, and the result may be the most disturbing one yet. There's stupidity, poop eating, weird penises — you know the drill. ThunderCats, Nooooooooooo!

Meet the Samurai ThunderCats of ancient Japan in this awesome fanart Meet the Samurai ThunderCats of ancient Japan in this awesome fanart

The new ThunderCats cartoon was sadly canceled after a single season; perhaps they should have looked to Phil Postma's radical samurai-themed redesigns for inspiration. Here's a massive gallery of Postma's ancient Japanese ThunderCats, as well as their nemesis Mumm-Ra.

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