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'Darth Vader #25': It's Not Enough for Our Villains to Just Be Villainous Anymore

Make no mistake. Darth Vader does nothing remotely heroic in this issue. Yet Kieron Gillen's creation is darkly compelling.

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Abandoned 'Star Wars' Plot Points, Episode III: Evolution of Light and Dark

"Minch Yoda"? "Darth Wilson"? "Kane Starkiller"? "Cos Dashit"? "Jaster Mereel"? "Gary Vader"? Who are these guys that brought the Star Wars saga we know to life?

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Royalty and Rebels in 'Princess Leia #1'

Princess Leia begins an important part of her journey towards becoming a true rebel.

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The Dark Side of Empires: "Darth Vader #1"

Forget the prequels. Even when he's on the Emperor's bad side, this is the Darth Vader that everyone wants to see.

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A Bolder, New Hope: "Star Wars #1"

Marvel Comics takes its first step into a galaxy far, far away and offers plenty of reasons for more hope.

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Super Bowl 2011's Best Commercials

The Super Bowl isn’t just the biggest night of the year for football fans, it’s also TV advertising’s main event.

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'Lost' and 'The Empire Strikes Back' Are Both Pop Culture Belief Systems That Inspire Worship

Lost and The Empire Strikes Back revolve around the nature of light vs. dark, good vs. evil, science vs. faith and ultimately about the redemptive power of love and sacrifice. Ala Douglas Adams, both are about life, the universe and everything.

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Does the Suit Make the Iron Man, or Vice-versa?

Tony Stark has a big personality that far outsizes his Iron Man 2 suit of armor, but sometimes our movie men are "made" by their suits.

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Pink Darth Vader Helmet [$60]

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Soul Calibur IV

Soul Calibur IV is a deep, rewarding and -- most importantly -- downright fun fighting game.

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