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Witch Doctor

by Ryan Rigley

Last year, the comic book industry was introduced to the bizarre world of "Witch Doctor," a medical horror comic that has been described as "House" meets "Fringe." In his first mini-series, "Witch Doctor" creator Brandon Seifert introduced us to Dr. Vincent Morrow, a mean-spirited yet helpful occult physician with a knack for curing magical and/or medical ailments; including the likes of parasitic demons, faerie changelings, and Creatures from the Black Lagoon.

"There’s this archetype in supernatural fiction of a doctor who investigates the supernatural," Seifert reveals to MTV News in a recent interview about "Mal Practice," the latest "Witch Doctor" mini-series. "I always had an issue with that kind of character. I thought it was an interesting idea but I didn’t want him to just be a generic monster hunter. I wanted him to do it in a medical way."

Read on for more from Seifert and an EXCLUSIVE "Witch Doctor" preview!

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Mandarin

by Ryan Rigley

When it was first announced that Sir Ben Kingsley would be playing the main antagonist in "Iron Man 3," fanboys and fangirls all across the globe were ecstatic and eager to find out who the Oscar-winning actor would be playing. With rumors ranging everywhere from Aldrich Killian to the Controller, only one Iron Man villain seemed big enough to step up to the plate: The Mandarin.

In the comic books, the Mandarin is one of Tony Stark's deadliest and most prolific enemies. Created by Stan Lee in 1964, the Mandarin often times will utilize highly advanced technology as a means of achieving his nefarious goals.

Since the first "Iron Man 3" trailer is now online, we're examining Kingsley's take on the Mandarin when put up against his comic book counterpart. Read on for more.

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The "Iron Man 3" trailer is here. It is awesome. Here are the fifteen moments you need to pay attention to. Be warned: possible spoilers ahead.

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» Tony Stark has a lot to apologize for. Is "Iron Man 2" on his list?

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» Iron Man's new armor, the Mark XLVII, can reportedly attach itself to Tony piece by piece anytime, anywhere. Perhaps that's why the armor is disassembled in this shot.

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Iron Man 3

The first lesson to learn from the "Iron Man 3" trailer? There are no heroes — except for Tony Stark.

After a long day of teasing yesterday, the first official "Iron Man 3" trailer is now online, and it's filled with everything you could possibly want out of an adventure starring the armored Avenger. There's romance, there's jokes, there's fires of all kinds to put out — and there's a certain ring-wearing mischief maker with a serious distaste for billionaire philanthropists.

Check out the trailer below!

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It's a bit of an "Iron Man 3" overload today, but we're not complaining, certainly not when we're receiving our first official look at Ben Kingsley as the big bad Mandarin.

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Ahead of the upcoming "Iron Man 3" trailer, Entertainment Weekly debuted the first photo of Kingsley's evil mastermind, and as you can see, the big-screen take on the character is a bit of a departure from the villain we know from the comic books. It's not just a series of visual changes, either, as Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige promises a few additional modifications to Mandarin's background.

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Walking Dead

by Kat Rosenfield

When we last saw our band of merry "Walking Dead" misfits, they'd just hacked their way through a herd of walkers to find safety and shelter in a prison cell block — and hacked their way through a certain someone's left leg in order to save him from zombification.

Also: they're not alone.

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The Walking Dead

by Kat Rosenfield

After last season's languorous pace and dearth of zombies, we'd been hoping to see "Walking Dead" season three come flying out of the gate with the titular walking dead front and center. And in a delightful turn of events, the premiere didn't disappoint!

At the start of the episode, the lights come up on two cadaverous gentlemen, who appear to be enjoying a quiet afternoon of shuffling and moaning at home. But not for long! The door bursts open to reveal Rick, T-Dog, and a longer, leaner Carl, whose little-boy baby fat has vanished (along with his innocence, no doubt). The three dispatch the home's current residents with quick, quiet efficiency, and by the time they meet Daryl at the back door, it's clear that they've done this before — a fact confirmed by the appearance of the rest of the group and a now-immensely-pregnant Lori.

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Walking Dead

by Kat Rosenfield

"The Walking Dead" will be stumbling and moaning back onto your television tonight, with the long-awaited premiere of its highly-anticipated third season. But before we ready our weapons and bar our doors for the next round of zombie shenanigans, it's time for a trip down memory lane — with a brief roundup of what was going on when we last hung out with Rick's merry band of misfit survivors in Season 2, and some guesses at where the next installment of the series might lead.

Read on for our "Walking Dead" cheat sheet!

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Thulsa Doom

by Ryan Rigley

It's been several years now since we've heard any updates about the rumored "Thulsa Doom" movie, of which Djimon Hounsou was said to star in and produce. Thulsa Doom, of course, being the sinister sorcerer played by James Earl Jones in the original "Conan the Barbarian." In a recent interview with Hounsou, we found out what the deal is with the "Thulsa Doom" movie.

"I’m still trying to get somebody interested in it," Hounsou told MTV News regarding the project. "I certainly have been working on it for some time. It’s written and I’ve just been trying to put it together."

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Thanos

It seems almost a certainty now that Thanos, the Mad Titan, will be the central villain of the forthcoming "Guardians of the Galaxy" movie, having shown up in the post-credits scene of the "Avengers" film, and having been repeatedly teased by those involved with the Marvel films. But thus far, those in the know have been tight-lipped about what his role might be in the film’s story, with only a possible logline being leaked, which refers to the film’s potential MacGuffin as “something everyone wants.” Thanos has sought a number of items that would fit that description in his time, and the schemes he has employed to obtain those objects have ranged from the byzantine to the horrific.

Given that, this week we’re going to take a look at the most notable of his twisted plans, any of which could well factor into the Guardians film.

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