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Baaa before Zod: Zoo’s newborn goat named after Superman foe

That's Lois and little Zod (courtesy of The Maryland Zoo)

That’s Lois and little Zod (courtesy of The Maryland Zoo)

The Maryland Zoo clearly doesn’t know what it’s in for.

The 135-acre park in Baltimore welcomed a new addition to its herd of African pygmy goats on March 16, and promptly named it Zod. Yes, after the Kryptonian supervillain.

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Hail LEGO? Captain America gets a brick Hydra shield

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You can call it a premonition or an uncanny coincidence, but we call this life-size LEGO replica of Captain America’s shield — with one minor modification — pretty spectacular.

Weeks before Marvel set the Internet alight with that big revelation in Wednesday’s Captain America: Steve Rogers #1, LEGO enthusiast Taylor Walker constructed this Hydra shield for the Sentinel of Liberty.

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This ‘X-Men’ fan created an amazing 7-foot Juggernaut costume

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If you hear someone bellow “I’m the Juggernaut, bitch!” this weekend at MegaCon, odds are that it’s Bryan Doell — and you’ll probably want to get out of his way.

After talking about it for two years, the South Florida costume and prop maker finally decided in April to bring the X-Men’s longtime nemesis, and occasional ally, to life — all 7 feet 2 inches of him.

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Funko unveils exclusive Howard the Duck and Cosmo figures

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As if Funko doesn’t already have a firm grip on collectors, the company has introduced a new line of exclusives with a pair of Guardians of the Galaxy figures that are difficult to exist.

The Howard the Duck Dorbz and Cosmo Pop! vinyl figures kick off Funko’s Specialty Series, which will only be available through boutique retailers, specialty stores, local comic shops and select online outlets.

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The First Order awakens with this new Stormtrooper armor

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Moving past that unfortunate incident on Starkiller Base, the First Order aims to be operating at full force in time for Star Wars: Episode VIII, with a little help.

Costume company Anovos is accepting preorders for officially licensed First Order Stormtrooper armor in two versions: completed ($6,915), meaning you’ll be ready immediately to ship out to Jakku, or the kit ($2,225), which you’ll have to assemble yourself. Yes, it’s pricey — many times more than the classic Imperial Stormtrooper armor — but what’s money compared to the approval of Captain Phasma?

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Hey, puddin’, here’s how to make Harley Quinn’s giant hammer

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Harley Quinn has been a cosplay staple for years, between her growing popularity and the upcoming release of the Suicide Squad movie, we’re virtually guaranteed to reach peak puddin’ this summer at conventions. That doesn’t mean you should dump that red-and-black costume you’ve worked so long on — you just need to stand out in the crowd. Say, with your own comically oversized prop hammer.

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Apocalypse’s Horsemen ride again with these X-Men lapel pins

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If you’re looking for a subtle way to signal your allegiance to Apocalypse, who will undoubtedly be a benevolent, ruler, these X-Men: The Four Horsemen lapel pins may just do the trick.

Like Mondo’s Captain America: Civil War set before them, these Tom Whalen-designed 1-inch enamel pins have a decidedly retro feel, with Archangel, Magneto, Psylocke and Storm look as if they were borrowed from the corner box of a late-1980s X-Men cover.

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‘Dragon Ball Fusions’ trailer showcases game’s many characters

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Bandai Namco has released the first full-length trailer for Dragon Ball Fusions, the upcoming role-playing game for Nintendo 3DS. And we do mean full-length.

Clocking in at four minutes, the video showcases gameplay, the Fusion system and a truly impressive roster of characters, drawing from incarnations ranging from the original Dragon Ball to the current Dragon Ball Super.

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Samsung unveils its own limited-edition Batphone

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To commemorate the third anniversary of the video game Injustice: Gods Among Us, Samsung and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment are reaching for the Batphone. Or a Batphone, at least.

The two companies have partnered for the release the Galaxy S7 Edge Injustice Edition, a sleek, black version of Samsung’s Android phone that features gold detailing and the iconic Bat-symbol on the back.

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Yuko Shimizu’s ‘Batman Returns’ Catwoman poster is purr-fect

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Fan-favorite contemporary artist Yuko Shimizu has been making poster prints for 1992’s “Batman Returns,” and the illustrator’s latest offering with Michelle Pfeiffer’s Catwoman as the subject is absolutely stunning.

Capturing the moment of Selina Kyle’s transformation and featuring the now-classic costume — with an added Christmas-y touch (it was a Christmas movie after all!) — the poster is being released by Dark Hall Mansion on Tuesday, May 31, at 12:30pm PT, over at the Dark Hall Mansion Store.

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Six Flags’ Joker ride was shut down an hour after it opened

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The Six Flags Great Adventure amusement park had to close its brand-new Joker ride on the same day of its unveiling because two passengers who were stuck on the coaster’s cars.

According to nj.com, maintenance workers worked to repair the 4D free-fly roller coaster for several hours, before Six Flags decided to close the ride for the rest of the day.

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With Converse’s Ultraman sneakers, you can kick some kaiju tail

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Converse is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Ultraman with a sneaker collection that pays tribute to the Japanese superhero and two of his iconic enemies.

The All Star Ultraman R HI mimics the design of the hero himself, with red and blue patches reminiscent of his Color Timer, while the All Star Eleking R HI sports a mottled black-and-white pattern and glows in the dark. The low-cut All Star Vartan Say Jin R Slip OX replicates the color and texture of the alien ninja Baltan.

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This may be the greatest Ant-Man cosplay you’ll ever see

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If you’ve been busy sketching your idea for the perfect Ant-Man costume, just throw away whatever you have, because it’s going to be difficult to beat this one. I know cosplay isn’t a competition (except when it is, of course), but this kid’s Ant-Man and Antony costume clearly wins … everything.

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This ‘Star Trek’ shuttlecraft tent concept is ideal for away missions

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Designer Dave Delisle boldly goes where no camper has gone before with this concept for a tent inspired by a Federation shuttlecraft from Star Trek.

He points out that it’s not that far-fetched, or off-brand, considering that 1989’s Star Trek V: The Final Frontier opens with Kirk, Spock and McCoy camping at Yosemite National Park (Kirk nearly plummets to his death, there’s a strained round of “Row, Row, Row Your Boat,” and then the film goes dramatically downhill from there).

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X marks the spot with these Adventure Time/X-Men mashups

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You don’t have to squint too hard to see parallels between the wildly popular animated series Adventure Time and the long-running Marvel comic franchise turned blockbuster film series X-Men.

Adventure Time is about a boy named Finn and his best friend/magical dog Jake who live in the post-apocalyptic Land of Ooo, where they go on adventures and help those in need. X-Men is about a group of super-powered people who help the very world that hates and fears them while occasionally battling Apocalypse. The parallels are there – squint harder.

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