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How A Stan Lee Cameo Ended Up In Superman: The Animated Series

Years before he made cameo appearances in everything Marvel Studios produced, Stan Lee had a largely unnoticed cameo in Superman: The Animated Series. Warning: The following contains SPOILERS for the Superman: The Animated Series episode "Apokolips… Now! - Part 2" While comics' legend Stan Lee is best known today for the many characters he co-created for Marvel Comics and his cameos in various Marvel Studios productions, his appearance in an episode of Superman: The Animated Series went largely unnoticed. This was because the cameo had only been seen once on television and was edited out in subsequent broadcasts, due to some of the other famous faces that appeared alongside Stan Lee.
The two-part Superman: The Animated Series episode "Apokolips... Now!" was the culmination of the series' efforts to fully introduce Jack Kirby's New Gods into the reality of the DCAU, with Darkseid and his forces invading Earth. Displaying a beaten and bloodied Superman to the people of Metropolis, Darkseid expected despair and immediate surrender. Instead, the people of Metropolis, rallied by MPD Detective Dan Turpin, charged Darkseid's troops and freed Superman. This bold act would have ended badly, had it not been for the timely arrival of the good New Gods of New Genesis, whose leader, Highfather, declared that Earth was under his protection. This forced Darkseid to retreat, but before he made his escape he warned Superman that "victory has its price" before using his Omega Beams to vaporize Dan Turpin. Who Is Darkseid? Justice League Villain Uxas & Apokolips Explained "Apokolips... Now! - Part 2" ended with Dan Turpin's funeral and an assemblage of the series' cast gathering to honor the man posthumously dubbed Earth's Greatest Hero, with a teary-eyed Superman declaring that "... the world didn't really need a superman. Just a brave one." This moment took on an increased poignancy for comics fans, given that Dan Turpin was also created by Jack Kirby, who based Turpin's appearance upon his own, and that Kirby had died before the episode aired. The episode also ended with a title card dedicating it to Kirby's memory and the caption "Long Live The King," in reference to Kirby's nickname as the King of Comics.
The animators offered up another subtle tribute to Jack Kirby's legacy, sneaking several prominent figures, real and fictional, into the background of the crowd assembled for Dan Turpin's funeral. This included Stan Lee, who could be seen in his trademark sunglasses alongside Lois Lane, artist Bruce Timm, and obscure Kirby creation Goody Rickles. A later crowd shot focused on a number of figures who might have been Reed Richards, Susan Storm and Johnny Storm from the Fantastic Four and Nick Fury. The original sketches for the scene confirmed the characters' identities and identified other characters in the crowd whom Kirby had created or co-created, such as Namor, Steve Rogers, and Tony Stark. These characters were largely obscured by other characters in the foreground of the final scene, but the top of Captain America's head was just visible over Lex Luthor's shoulder. Unfortunately, this tribute was re-edited for later screenings of "Apokolips... Now! - Part 2" and the Superman: The Animated Series DVD collections, with all of the Marvel heroes and most of the creator cameos being removed. No reason has ever officially been given for this by DC Comics or Warner Bros. but it is speculated that Marvel Comics may have objected to the appearance of their characters, even in a non-speaking cameo where they were not identified by name and not in their trademarked costumes. However, the original scene, complete with the Stan Lee cameo, can now be seen in the remastered edition of Superman: The Animated Series airing on HBO Max.
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Wrong Turn 2021's New Villains Explained (Are The Foundation Cannibals?)

2021 brought a reboot for the Wrong Turn franchise, and the movie's new villains The Foundation are nothing like the original's killer cannibals.
2021’s Wrong Turn reboot rewrites everything viewers thought they knew about the killer mountain man franchise, so who are its shadowy villains “The Foundation?" Released in 2003, the original Wrong Turn was a gruesomely effective throwback to both the wilderness survival horrors of the late '70s and gory backwoods slashers of the early '80s. The villains of Wrong Turn - a trio of cannibalistic inbred mountain men - owed their inspiration to the “civilized suburbanites vs mutated country folks” horrors of The Hills Have Eyes and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. However, the gory thrills and fast pace of the original Wrong Turn were modeled more on 1980s slashers like Just Before Dawn or Don’t Go Into The Woods than the comparatively thoughtful, politically-charged 70s horrors. In contrast, 2021’s Wrong Turn is a folk horror that attempts to humanize its villains more than even those 70s horrors managed. Outside of the title and basic concept, this new entry shares little in common with the previous six movies in the series. Why Wrong Turn 7's New Threat Is More Interesting Than The Cannibals In Wrong Turn 2021, the villains are no longer gleefully evil or mindless monsters, but instead an isolated community with long-outdated values. However, despite their decision to shun technology and social progress, this group - referred to as “the Foundation” - is not monstrous or evil, although their treatment of outsiders is far from humane. Who Are The Foundation?
A new set of villains hunting Charlotte Vega, Matthew Modine, and the rest of the Wrong Turn reboot's cast, the movie's new antagonists are known as The Foundation, and they are a cult who has been hiding out in the Appalachian Trail since the 19th century. They live a simple life but have rejected the modern world and deal with trespassers in a rather brutal manner. Early on in the reboot’s action, Wrong Turn’s hiker protagonists encounter a plaque commemorating the creation of the group and learned The Foundation believed the United States would soon destroy itself way back in 1859. Before this, the group comes across numerous strange figures including a mute young girl who later turns out to be a member of the cult. Are The Foundation Cannibals?
Unlike the antagonists of past Wrong Turn movies, The Foundation is not canonically depicted as being cannibals in the 2021 Wrong Turn reboot. There is a fleeting moment wherein one of their victims escapes from the "Darkness" (more on that later) and starving and feral, eats a man’s barely-dead body as he expires on the floor. However, this is one of the Foundation’s victims, not a member of the cult and it is clear she has been driven mad by isolation and starvation, where the original antagonists of Wrong Turn’s relied on cannibalism to survive. Are The Foundation Worse Than Wrong Turn’s Original Villains?
The question of whether The Foundation is more or less ruthless than the original trio of man-eating mutants is not as easy to answer as it may appear. There’s no denying the Foundation is far from being standard slasher villains, and the group scarcely resembles the gurning, stab-happy cannibals of later Wrong Turn installments who tortured helpless victims for fun as much as for sustenance. However, despite their modest existence, the reboot’s villainous group are gradually revealed to be pitilessly violent in their own way, dooming trespassers who they don’t gruesomely execute to a grim existence they refer to as the “darkness.” This sees the group blind their victims and then traps them in a subterranean cave, leaving them to fend for themselves. Wrong Turn's Creator Wrote The Worst Reviewed Movie In Rotten Tomatoes History It’s a twisted form of torture and the sheer size of the Foundation (an entire self-sustaining mountainside community) leads viewers to wonder whether this group has as big a body count as the original Hilliker brothers of the earlier Wrong Turn movies. Since the cult doesn't actively seek out victims there is an argument to be made they are at least more humane than the monstrous, human-hunting trio of slasher villains, but the reboot’s antagonists nonetheless do cause one of the franchise’s most hard-to-watch deaths. They crush the skull of a hiker who crossed them, and the number of victims glimpsed in the “darkness” during the heroine’s escape could reasonably make them even deadlier than the original villains. Why Wrong Turn’s Villains Changed
After the outsized success of 2019’s sleeper folk horror Midsommar, it would easy to argue the Wrong Turn reboot made its villains more human and civilized to cash in on Ari Aster’s movie. However, the remake’s director made it clear the more humanized and comparatively empathetic villains were intended to subvert the expectations of audiences who had grown tired of more conventional villains. To quote director Mike P. Nelson during a chat with MovieWeb: It’s important to me that they are not your typical bad guys. They’re not the backwoods hicks. They’re not the white supremacists. This is a community of people who are very intelligent and very proud of their way of life. They will do whatever it takes to defend it. It’s an interesting position to argue, as Nelson’s statement implies the Foundation are not unambiguously evil villains. Of course, the action of the film does belie this position somewhat as, while the cult is far from the monstrously sadistic villains of earlier movies, the primary antagonist and head of the group Venables does force himself on the movie’s heroine. The closing scenes, which see Venables leave The Foundation’s land to hunt down Wrong Turn’s heroine, Charlotte Vega's Jen, prove the group doesn’t actually stick to its professed principle of letting others be provided they don’t encroach on their territory. The sheer number of blinded, mutilated people left to die in the subterranean "darkness" proves that, although the reboot’s villains are more superficially civilized, they can still be vicious. What Wrong Turn’s New Villains Mean For The Franchise
It’s hard to know whether the Wrong Turn reboot will earn any sequels since the movie earned mixed reviews. However, the original film was far from critically beloved and it earned a sextet of direct-to-DVD sequels, so there is a chance audiences will see the group in action again. The number of members The Foundation boasts means that any Wrong Turn sequel could bring back the characters without needing to revive the lead slasher villain Venables, while their comparatively normal appearance means they could be a more easily hidden threat than the visibly grotesque Hilliker siblings.
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How Wyatt Russell Reacted the First Time He Saw US Agent’s Suit

Wyatt Russell describes how he reacted when he saw US Agent's suit for the first time for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier's finale.
Warning: Spoilers for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier's Finale Wyatt Russell revealed how he reacted when he saw US Agent's suit for the first time ahead of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier's finale. Marvel's second original Disney+ show wrapped up its six-episode run on Friday and laid the foundation for the future of its various characters. Sam finally took on the mantle of Captain America in his new winged suit, and Bucky made amends with everyone on his list. The Flag Smashers were defeated, and Karli Morgenthau died at the hands of Sharon Carter, who was revealed to be the Power Broker all along. Falcon and the Winter Soldier's finale also saw John Walker take up the mantle of another comic book character at the end of the episode after his brief stint as Captain America. Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine gave Walker a new suit and the title of US Agent, and quite possibly a pardon, setting up his future in the MCU as a freelance hero. When he sees the suit, Walker remarks on how similar it looks to his Captain America outfit and his reaction in real life was pretty close to the one seen onscreen. US Agent Explained: John Walker’s New Superhero Name & Costume In an interview with Vaniety Fair, Russell described the moment he tried the costume on ahead of filming, emerging from the fitting seemingly deflated because of its similarities to his previous costume. While he found it cool that it was a different color, both Russell and actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus found the moment funny enough that his reaction actually made it into the episode. When I went to see the costume, I thought there’d be a lot to deal with. It was…it’s really the exact same costume but it’s just black and red. It’s cool that it’s a different color but it’s, like, the same suit. It provided a fun thing for me and Julia beyond what was on the page in that scene.
Russell's future in the MCU has been uncertain during Falcon and the Winter Soldier's run, with the actor playing coy when asked if he knew whether or not he would be appearing in future projects. It certainly seemed possible that Russell's appearance could be a one-off, but now that he's taken on the mantle of US Agent, he's all but guaranteed to appear in future Marvel movies or TV shows. Which projects those will be, though, remains a mystery. With a fourth Captain America film on the way, it seems Russell could appear in that film, but there are various others he could pop up in. At one point in the comics, US Agent worked with the West Coast Avengers along with Vision, who is still alive after WandaVision. Rumors that the MCU is working to establish that team could give viewers an idea of where Walker could end up. Whether or not he'll be a hero or a villain, though, is one question that remains up in the air. Walker spent the majority of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier in opposition to Sam and Bucky. Now that he's working for Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, it seems more than likely he'll at least remain in the anti-hero position for some time.
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How My Hero Academia Improves The Vampire Genre

The way in which Hero Academia's Himiko Toga expresses how she feels about the people she likes makes most vampires' struggles seem less tragic. The tragedy of Himiko Toga's Quirk in My Hero Academia makes the afflictions that vampires suffer on account of their need to suck the blood of mortals appear less dire. The most intriguing stories about these mythical creatures of the night involve those who struggle with their survival being wholly contingent on sucking human blood, oftentimes because they have an aversion toward doing so or are bound by some self-imposed ethical code. Whatever the reason, these more sensitive vampires try to avoid this most wretched activity at all costs.
Similar to vampires, the My Hero Academia villain known as Himiko Toga also consumes blood, but her impulse is not driven out of necessity. Additionally, she oftentimes finds herself unable to stop feasting on her victims' blood once she starts the process, another common failing many vampires share. However, unlike her vampiric counterparts, Toga ingests blood to activate her Transform Quirk, which allows her to look and sound like the person whose blood she sucks. It was originally believed that this was the only reason why she performed the act. But it is later revealed that she's compelled to suck the blood of those she likes so she can become them.
Later on, Toga learns that she's also able to adopt her victim's Quirk if her affinity for the victim is especially strong, which ends up being the case with hero Ochaco Uraraka from Class 1-A. Wanting to become more like her, Toga utilizes Ochaco's Zero Gravity Quirk to kill another person. What makes Toga's situation all the more tragic is that in her excitement, Toga relates this to Ochaco while battling her in chapter 289 in hopes this information would bring them closer together. But as a hero, Ochaco is appalled that Toga used her power for murder and makes sure to convey her disgust. Toga is so heartbroken by Ochaco's response that she ends up leaving in tears. And therein lies the true tragedy of Toga's predicament in My Hero Academia. Toga usually consumes blood from those she acquires through combat and therefore only transforms into people who dislike or view her as an enemy. Additionally, even if Toga were to suck the blood of a nonhero, the blood's rightful owner would still undoubtedly dislike the experience, as most people would not enjoy or welcome their blood being drained from them. In other words, the way in which Toga shows her affection for those she has an affinity for will rarely - if ever - be reciprocated. More likely than not, this display would only generate unpleasant feelings towards Toga even if the victim knew why she did what she did. Or, at the very least, they would be skeeved out. Meanwhile, Vampires suck blood because they have to in order to survive. Unfortunately, Himiko Toga sucks blood out of love and can therefore either show her affection and risk being hated or never truly express how she feels for someone.
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You Season 3 Officially Wraps Filming

Netflix's You season 3, starring Penn Badgley, has officially wrapped production for season 3 and is expecting a release later this year The Netflix thriller, You, has officially wrapped its production for season 3. Premiering in 2018, the show delves into the mind of Joe Goldberg (portrayed by Penn Badgley) and his sinister obsession with a woman (Elizabeth Lail's Beck) who doesn't know what's she has got herself into. The series succeeds in making the audience question their morals as they are taken on a journey, accompanied by Joe's inner thoughts, while the fixation of his obsession progresses from one unfortunate woman to the next. Production for the season started in February 2020 but was soon after delayed due to the pandemic and resumed in November 2020. It has been almost a year and a half since season 2 hit Netflix, and it looks like the wait for You season 3 won't be much longer.
The official You Twitter account announced that season 3's filming had wrapped, with a picture of Badgley in his chair and a caption stating, "Don’t worry we have eyes on joe at all times." Check out the tweet below: don’t worry we have eyes on joe at all times. happy S3 wrap 🧢 pic.twitter.com/IriRlToUc2 — YOU (@YouNetflix) April 24, 2021 At the end of season 2, Joe had retired to the suburbs with his pregnant partner, Love Quinn (portrayed by Victoria Pedretti), and as the camera pulls away, Joe is seen peering through the fence at his next target. Plot details for You season 3 have not been revealed just yet. However, the first two seasons were based on novels by Caroline Kepnes, who is featured as a writer on the show. As a third book was published earlier this month, it is possible that the plot of You season 3 will align closely with the novel's.
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Theory: Harley Quinn Drove The Riddler To Substance Abuse

Riddler's drug problem in Catwoman #30 can maybe be traced back to an earlier interaction with Harley in Harley Quinn & the Birds of Prey #3.
The Riddler might claim he started doing drugs to amplify his alertness and focus, but based on his past dealings with Harley Quinn, it's highly probable that he felt compelled to juice up because she outsmarted him and he needed to up his A-game. Catwoman recently found the villain so hopped up on enhanced amphetamines that he almost didn't survive a night of chemical detoxing, as revealed in Catwoman #30 by Ram V., Fernando Blanco, Jordie Bellaire, Jordie Bellaire, and Tom Napolitano. The Riddler's addiction had become so overwhelming that he actually went on the prowl for more, which almost resulted in his own assassination had Catwoman not intervened. When exactly Riddler first succumbed to drugs is unclear, but, in Catwoman #25, Selina knew he was already using during a temporary job alongside him and Penguin, meaning that something must have happened to him earlier on that compelled him to abuse drugs. But what could it have been? All signs now point to Harley Quinn & the Birds of Prey #3, which saw the Riddler try running over Harley with his truck to cash out on Joker's highly lucrative hit.
To keep Riddler from getting his bounty (and killing her), Harley engages in a battle of wits against the villain with her own riddle: "What's tiny in stature, but capable a' supportin' the weight of a whole house?" Angered that Harley would dare steal his own schtick and use it against him, Riddler goes on a verbal tirade about the indecency of it all, granting Harley enough time to render him incapable of driving (and running her over) by shooting him in the arm with a nail gun. In essence, she out-riddled the Riddler. Understanding how the Riddler thinks is imperative to fully grasp the many ways in which this could affect him. The Riddler's entire identity is predicated on his mental prowess and ability to outsmart his victims, so anything that challenges this truth is detrimental to his wellbeing. Batman is essentially the only one of his foes whom Riddler perceives as his greatest opponent, and so losing to the Dark Knight is, while unfortunate, not the end of the world and just compels him to try harder. But anyone else who encroaches on this territory is inconceivable. Riddler's inability to deal with competition is made apparent during "The Joker War," when losing a mere game of chess against Scarecrow causes Riddler to explode in a fit of rage. If losing a measly board game can throw Riddler out of wack, just imagine what the impact would be if he got outsmarted by, not a competitor, but a victim using his own method against him? It's enough to get him to resort to drugs, that's for sure.
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MCU Theory: The Darkhold Traps Scarlet Witch For Doctor Strange 2's Villain

WandaVision ended with Wanda learning magic from the Darkhold - and she could fall under its control in Doctor Strange 2.
The Darkhold could trap Scarlet Witch, transforming her into a pawn of the Elder God Chthon in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. When Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) was first introduced into the MCU, she was described as a "miracle" - one of only two beings who had survived exposure to the Mind Stone, and who had been granted phenomenal power by the experience. WandaVision revealed Scarlet Witch as a sorceress, with Agatha Harkness (Kathryn Hahn) revealing she is in fact the Scarlet Witch. According to Agatha, there is an entire chapter on the Scarlet Witch in the Darkhold, an ancient book of dark magic. "The Scarlet Witch is not born, she is forged," Agatha recited from the book. "She has no coven, no need for incantation." Disturbingly, Agatha foretold that the Scarlet Witch's power exceeds that of the Sorcerer Supreme and that she is destined to destroy the world. The series ended with Agatha defeated, and Wanda herself taking possession of the Darkhold. A final post-credits scene showed Wanda reading from the Darkhold, her magical powers having clearly expanded dramatically through her studies. But the Darkhold is lifted straight from the comics and, if it has any similarity in power, it's frankly the last book any sorcerer is safe to read. In the comics, even Doctor Strange is wary of turning the pages of the Darkhold - and if the same is true in the MCU, then Wanda Maximoff's lessons could threaten the entire world.
In the comics, the Darkhold is an ancient book of dark magic that was created from scrolls predating humanity itself. It contains the magic of the Elder God Chthon, one of the demonic beings who ruled the Earth in prehistoric times but was banished to another plane of existence; he foresaw his fate, and he left these spells behind in order to give himself a permanent foothold on the Earth. Every time a Chthonic spell is used, the fabric of reality itself is weakened, and the Elder God comes closer to returning in order to rule this dimension. Making matters worse, the Darkhold has a baleful, corrupting influence on everyone who reads it, and even Doctor Strange is reluctant to use any of its incantations because of the impact they would have on his very soul. If the MCU's version of the Darkhold is anything like the comics, then Wanda is being foolish in learning from the Darkhold, unaware her very soul is being tainted and corrupted as she turns its pages. But there is another aspect to the Darkhold's power. The Elder God Chthon understood that to name a thing is to gain a degree of power and influence over it and, to that end he placed forbidden knowledge of future mystical threats within the Darkhold. As seen in the Darkhold series back in the '90s, these give Chthon a measure of control over demonic races like the N'Garai, Hell-hounds, twisted genies, and even a new version of the Demogorge, a cosmic entity that is driven to consume magic. At this stage, we don't know whether the same will be true in the MCU, but it's certainly possible, in which case, the fact Wanda is becoming the Scarlet Witch, the being foretold by the Darkhold, means she may well be coming under Chthon's direct control even as her powers expand. She is literally using Chthon's words to define her refashioned identity. In the comics, Scarlet Witch is Marvel's most dangerous "Chosen One." She was born on the slopes of Mount Wundagore, a place where the fabric of reality is unusually thin, and Chthon's power was able to imbue her with latent mystical energy. The first manifestation of a witch's power is always spectacular, and when Wanda's Chaos Magic was first unleashed Chthon was briefly able to break through the barriers between worlds. Wanda's powers then subsided, but the more she trained and the more powerful she became, the more she unwittingly caused further damage to the fabric of reality.
The MCU's version of Scarlet Witch is different, in that Chthon doesn't seem to have had a direct hand in shaping Wanda's life. But he could nonetheless have been the grand schemer who has been manipulating events across the universe for years because it's interesting to note how events involving the Infinity Stones shaped Wanda's life. In Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor pointed to the fact the Infinity Stones were all being brought into play at the same time. "That's not a coincidence," he insisted. "Someone has been playing an intricate game and has made pawns of us." Viewers initially assumed that was Thanos, but in truth, he seems to have simply been the beneficiary. Rather, it could have been Chthon - with everything focused on the forging of the Scarlet Witch. In The Avengers, Loki brought the Mind Stone to Earth, and its power was bound with Wanda's when she was exposed to it; that same Mind Stone was then placed within Vision's forehead, and the mystical connection between Wanda and Vision encouraged them to get close to one another. At the same time, the emergence of the other Infinity Stones led Thanos to launch his insane crusade, one that inevitably led to Vision's death. All these cosmic events could well have been focused on Wanda, with Chthon working to ensure the erstwhile Avenger took the shape he desired. And now, at last, Wanda has become the Scarlet Witch the Elder God longed her to be - and she is allowing the Darkhold to define her. If this is indeed the case, then Doctor Strange 2 is Chthon's endgame. Wanda has finally become the Scarlet Witch, and the more she learns from the Darkhold, the more her humanity is weakened and she falls under Chthon's control. According to Agatha Harkness, Wanda is destined to destroy the world - presumably meaning her magic has the potential to fulfill Chthon's ultimate objective, to tear down the boundaries between the dimensions and allow him to return to the world he once ruled. Fortunately, although Wanda may be powerful, she will be opposed - and power isn't everything.
As Chthon learned in the comics, it doesn't matter how powerful your servant is. Human nature will ultimately rise up against the demonic, with courage and love winning through. The MCU's Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) will need to remind Wanda of her humanity, reversing the influence of the Darkhold by encouraging her to embrace the intrinsic goodness that still lies within her rather than focusing on her power and foretold dark destiny. Thus even the greatness of an Elder God could well be defeated in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
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Darkhawk's Armor Makes Iron Man Look Like an Amateur

Darkhawk's suit of armor is in many ways more impressive than Iron Man's, and in a special new one-shot, fans get to see it in action. The Darkhawk armor is one of the most mysterious suits of armor in the Marvel Universe, and in the one-shot Darkhawk: Heart of the Hawk, readers are reminded of just how powerful it is as well, capable of rivaling even Iron Man’s armor. Darkhawk first appeared in 1991’s Darhawk #1 and was created by writer Tom DeFalco and artist Mike Manley. His secret identity is teenager Chris Powell, who found an amulet in an abandoned amusement park that switched his body with that of an android in an alternate dimension, which Chris could control. Initially fighting street-level crime, Darkhawk eventually found himself caught up in Marvel’s cosmic scene; in addition, Chris learned over time Darkhawks’ origin was much more complicated—that his amulet was actually from Null Space, and that he was part of a race of warriors called “Raptors.” Eventually Chris and the Darkhawk armor merged into one, giving him even more fantastic powers. In Darkhawk: Heart of the Hawk, a special one-shot released to commemorate Darkhawk's 30thanniversary, fans get to see him in action one more time.
The one-shot consists of three stories. The first, titled “Cry of the City,” written by Danny Fingeroth with are from Mike Manley, is set early in Darkhawk’s career. In this adventure, his powers are straightforward: flight and super strength among them; interestingly enough, he also has special senses that allow him to detect heat signatures. All of these abilities allow him to fight street-level crime effectively,. But in the second story, set during his time in space, titled “Long Way from Home,” and written by Dan Abnett with art by Andrea Di Vito, readers see the armor has adapted to be capable of cosmic combat. In addition to the aforementioned super strength and flight, Darkhawk can now fly at faster than light speeds and fire energy blasts powerful enough to stop the Brood. Readers also see Darkhawk tap into the Datasong, a virtual space containing the memories of previous Raptors, which gave him the information he needed to defeat the Brood. During this fight, Darkhawk acknowledges his weakness—he does not tap into the full potential of the armor.
Darkhawk’s armor is highly adaptable, capable of configuring itself to match what situation it is in—something Iron Man’s armor cannot do. For example, when Iron Man joined the Guardians of the Galaxy, he had to build a special suit of armor just to function in space; Darkhawk’s armor is versatile and there is no need to build more than one. The versatility of Darkhawk’s armor, able to function on the streets or in space, gives him a serious advantage over Iron Man, and readers can see why in Darkhawk: Heart of the Hawk #1, on sale now in print and digital.
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How to Make an Origami Crow

Make an origami crow for Halloween! Learn how to make this simple traditional origami crow to set a scary scene for this holiday. This origami bird could also be a raven, blackbird, or another type of bird. What's nice about this origami bird is how it stands up to make an especially frightening scene in a window for trick-or-treaters. Or, you could decorate a Halloween greetings card with this little origami bird. When you're done, you can stand your crow up on a ledge as long as there is room for his tail! If you're looking for more origami birds to make you can also make an albatross or peace dove. These work well as decorations, fun little gifts to friends or family, or as embellishments on greeting cards.  

What You'll Need

    1 square Sheet of paper about 6 inches by 6 inches, black on both sides


    Beginning Folds
        Start with your paper white side up (if you have two-tone paper).
        Fold your paper in half, from left to right.
        Unfold the paper.
        Next, fold it in half top to bottom.
        Then unfold.
        Flip the paper to the other side.
        Fold the paper in half diagonally in both directions.
        You will be left with an X crease on your paper. 

         Black Paper Works Best


This origami crow works best if you use paper that is the same color on both sides.

Bring in the Corners

    Flip your paper back to the other side.
    Bring the left and right corners into the middle.
    The top point will collapse down on top.
    You will have what is called an origami "square base" or "preliminary base."
Make the Base

Starting with your origami square base you will continue on to create an "origami bird base."

    Fold the lower left and right edges to the central crease as shown.
    Next, fold the top down over the top.
    Unfold the sides.
    Reverse the left and right creases you just made.
    Open out the lower section.
    Then reverse the folds, bringing the bottom point up to the top.

 Form the Legs

    Repeat the process on the other side and you will have the completed origami bird base.
    Fold the two bottom points up the central horizontal crease. These will form the legs.
    Fold them both down and out to opposite sides.

 Create the Feet

    Unfold the last step and reverse fold the feet.
    Your paper should look like the second photo in the group below.
    Flip the top section of the foot down.
    Repeat the last few steps on the other foot.

 Finishing Folds

    Fold the top down.
    Flip the model over to the other side, from left to right.
    Fold the model in half. Your photo should look like the first photo in the bottom row of photos above.
    Fold the head down to a good angle.
    Open out the top and reverse the fold there.

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Folding a Traditional Origami Crane

The origami crane is one of the most celebrated paper folding projects of all time. It's often the first project that beginning paper folders learn how to make once they decide they're interested in origami. The origami crane motif is so popular that it can be found on paintings, posters, wall decals, trinket boxes, and T-shirts. Some people even get origami crane tattoos to symbolize peace and harmony. To fold a traditional origami crane, you will need a square sheet of origami paper. If you do not have a lot of origami experience, start with larger papers.

Smaller sheets are hard to work with because of the detail required in folding the steps of the crane. Origami cranes look pretty folded from patterned paper, but you might find it easier to practice the folding the model with a light-colored solid paper first. Sometimes, it can be hard to see the creases when folding dark or busy patterned papers. The crane in this tutorial is made using an 8 1/2-inch x 11-inch paper cut into an 8 1/2-inch x 8 1/2-inch square. An origami crane begins with a square base. Place your paper colored side up. Fold in half diagonally and open. Then fold in half along the diagonal the other way. Turn the paper over to the opposite side. Fold the paper in half, crease well and open. Then, fold again in the other direction.


Using the creases you have just made, bring the top three corners down toward the bottom of the paper. Flatten the model to complete your square base. The origami crane is created using a bird base. A bird base is a square base plus two petal folds. To turn your square base into a bird base, fold the top left and right flaps into the center and unfold. Fold the top of the model downward to create a horizontal fold that connects the diagonal folds you just made. Crease well, and then unfold. When you are finished, your paper should look like the photo to the left. Open the upper flap, pressing the sides of the model inwards at the same time. Flatten down, creasing well. When you are finished, your crane should look like the photo to the left. To complete the bird base, turn the model over and repeat the petal folds in Step 3 and 4 on the other side. Fold top flaps into the center as shown in the photo. Flip your origami crane over, then repeat this step on the other side. Fold both "legs" of your origami crane up as shown in the photo. Unfold. Inside reverse fold the legs along the creases you just made to create a head and tail for your crane. Fold the wings down to complete your origami crane.