Easily the biggest surprise in Justice League directed by Zack Snyder is how funny it is. But no big comic book movie debuting footage at San Diego Comic-Con can be complete without some nerdy as hell comic book stuff, and the teaser for Justice League delivers: before you see Batman crack a joke, there are shots of the New Gods and a Mother Box, cementing the cosmic world that threatens Earth. There has to be a reason for the Justice League, after all.

But who are the New Gods and just what the heck is a Mother Box? Fret not, for we can explain. (Then maybe you can finally start reading some damn comics.)

Who are the New Gods?

The New Gods are a powerful alien race from two planets: New Genesis, and Apokolips. New Genesis is nice and pleasant. Apokolips is a nightmare ruled by the evil-genius supreme being Darkseid. Guess which one is invading Earth.

While Darkseid is a distant endgame for the DC cinematic universe, his uncle Steppenwolf is on his way to Earth in Justice League, after his deleted scene in Batman v Superman with Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor.

Steppenwolf, one of the New Gods and main bad guy in 'Justice League.'

Some New Gods are seen in the trailer, trying to bury a box. That thing is actually a Mother Box. I know, I know, you might be wondering…

What the heck is a Mother Box?

A Mother Box, as seen in 'Justice League.'

Created by the legendary writer and artist Jack Kirby, Mother Boxes are sentient, portable supercomputers. Their true origins remain unknown, but these little things can do everything from data storage to teleportation to energy manipulation to basically being a cosmic GPS to making force fields to miraculous healing. I don’t know if it can make breakfast, though.

Mother Boxes are sometimes assigned to an individual, and they develop such a strong bond to their “owner” that they’ll self-destruct when their owner dies. Essentially, they’re a souped-up, lovable Roombas that can love you back; something that’s as average as a kitchen appliance or a pet turtle to the New Gods.

Metron, one of the New Gods, holding a Mother Box.

We’ve already seen one Mother Box, in the aforementioned deleted scene from Dawn of Justice. Not sure why New Gods would want to bury one, though, but you’ll have to wait until November to figure out that grand mystery. Watch the clip again below:

Photos via DC Comics, YouTube.com/Warner Bros. Pictures

Scary stories aren’t the stuff of campfires and sleepovers anymore. For adults who still enjoy a good spook, the internet is the place to turn for tales of horror and the supernatural.

Specifically, scary story fans us r/nosleep on Reddit to post their original horror stories and creepypastas — the legendary internet tall tales that bred iconic horror figures like the Slenderman. From quick, frightening anecdotal stories that you can read in under five minutes to lengthy series that will keep you up all night scrolling, the following are the 40 best-written, most iconic tales of horror you can find in the online depths.

After a long, difficult journey, the Paladins of Voltron are finally back on Earth. But the fight isn’t over yet. As fans witnessed in the Season 7 ending of Voltron Legendary Defender, now streaming on Netflix, Earth went through some seriously seismic changes.

Acknowledging the existence of aliens is one thing. Engaging in actual war with them? That’s some next level stuff right there.

Nintendo finally put a whole bunch of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster rumors to bed on Wednesday, revealing two new characters and three more Echo fighters in a 30-minute Direct presentation. Now that the dust as settled, we figured it was worth taking a look back at some of the biggest leaks from over the past two months to see what was true and what wasn’t.

Wednesday saw the release of the Heavy Sniper Rifle in Fortnite: Battle Royale, T\the powerful new weapon can not only easily take out players with one shot, it can also decimate any object in its path. Naturally, Fortnite players are making full use of rifle’s potential.

The Fortnite: Battle Royale subreddit this week is full of videos that show players demonstrating the awesome power of the Heavy Sniper Rifle. No fort is safe from its incredible power, which makes the end of matches much tenser as the player with the weapon can destroy anything in between them and their opponents.

Every now and then, Epic Games releases a new skin for Fortnite: Battle Royale that is a big hit with fans. The newest outfit based on a well-known restaurant in the game is out, and it’s making players hungry for justice and a burger.

Epic announced Thursday that the new “Beef Boss” skin is now available in the Fortnite: Battle Royale Item Shop. Originally discovered by data miners after the v5.20 update, the new outfit pays homage to the Durrr Burger sign that used to be in the game, but actually made its way to a California desert. It appears Epic is also excited about the skin that it even made a cinematic for it.