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The Evolution of Thor [Infographic]

The Evolution of Thor

Marvel superhero Thor debuted in 1962, primarily the work of artist Jack Kirby, editor Stan Lee, and scripter (and Lee’s brother) Larry Lieber. While the original costume that they designed (blue armor, red cape, and silver winged helmet) is considered a classic at this point, it’s certainly not the only one Thor has worn over the past 55 years. In this infographic, we show how Thor’s appearance has evolved through many comic trends, while often calling back to archetypal features like his cape or winged helmet. We’ll also take a look at some other characters who were worthy of wielding Mjolnir, whether they were called by the name “Thor” (like Jane Foster) or simply gained his powers (Beta Ray Bill and Throg). So let’s cross the Bifrost Bridge into Asgard and see how Thor has evolved!

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Harry Potter Cocktails: Drinks to Bewitch Your Palate

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Gather ‘round, cocktail-loving cronies! We want to tell the tale of how we met Madam Cadora, the wizarding world’s most famous bartender, during a recent visit to The Three Broomsticks pub and inn. Known for serving drinks to some of the most famous and infamous witches and wizards, Madam Cadora spilled the divination tea and revealed some savory secrets about her famous past patrons.

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This Is Fine DIY Halloween Costume

This Is Fine DIY Halloween Costume

When everything around you is burning, sometimes you just need to pour a cup of coffee and say “THIS IS FINE.” Okay, don’t do that. Please don’t! But maybe you have to pretend, so you might as well do that in a dog suit with a bowler hat. Say what? Alright, stay with us for a minute, because we’re talking about the “This Is Fine” dog, from KC Green’s Gunshow comic “On Fire”. Keep reading for the background on this iconic comic–“icomic”? Can that be a word? Please?–and to see how we put this DIY costume together!

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Pop Culture Pumpkins: Free Stencils for All Ages [Printables]

Pop Culture Pumpkin Stencils

Pumpkin carving is always one of the most fun fall activities. Every year, people carve jack-o-lanterns to display proudly on their doorsteps in the lead-up to Halloween. If you're looking for something to make your pumpkins stand out, look no further because we've designed several free stencils featuring different characters that you may carve and display. This year, ditch the classic design and carve a pumpkin into character this year's top movies like Baby Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy, Pennywise from IT, or Wonder Woman!

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Travel-Friendly Halloween Costumes

There's nothing more exciting than packing up your bags for a brand-new adventure! Sure, you're organizing your whole life into a transportable, soft-sided suitcase, but it can be pretty exciting rolling up your t-shirts, securing your travel toothbrush, fitting your shoes together just so. Oh, gee, now we're getting excited. Put your charger in a place you can find it, triple check that your passport is ready, and oh, don’t forget to pack your travel snacks! Who knows what is going to happen on your wild adventure? Who knows what kind of people you’re going to meet? The world is your oyster and this oyster just happens to be jam packed with costume opportunities.

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American Ninja Movies [Infographic]

American Ninja Movies

Ninjas are everywhere, you just can’t see them. They’re hidden, silently observing you and waiting for the perfect time to strike. In fact, studies have shown that there are more than a dozen ninjas, on average, in the room with you right now. Since there’s no escape, you might as well put on a ninja movie to pass the time. And we’ve got the perfect guide for you: a timeline of American Ninja movies from The Octagon through The Lego Ninjago Movie! Note that we went with a rather broad, pop culture definition of ninjas, and stuck to films that featured Americans as main ninja characters or were American-produced with significant plot points involving ninjas. With that qualification out of the way, let’s break out our guide to American Ninja movies!

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