Richard Newby

Richard Newby is an author and pop culture journalist covering film, television, comic books, and horror. His coverage has appeared at The Hollywood Reporter, The New York Times, and Fangoria. He resides in Columbus, Ohio, with his wife and son, along with their cat and dog.
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Before becoming Neo in 'The Matrix,' Keanu Reeves was already lost in cyberspace, thanks to the incredibly strange 'Johnny Mnemonic.'
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The 1981 film took body horror mainstream.
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The 'Green Lantern' series, currently in development for HBO Max, has an opportunity to do something truly unprecedented in the superhero landscape.
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This 1978 classic paved the way for the great remakes of the ‘80s.
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Batman vs. Sub-Zero: Who wins the ultimate Mortal Kombat/DC showdown?
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Who finishes who?
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Nick Fury vs. Contessa Valentina: Who wins Secret Invasion’s biggest showdown?
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“No matter who wins or loses, trouble still comes around.”
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This underrated Paul W.S. Anderson classic demands to be seen.
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus' entry into the MCU has ties to Nick Fury
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Black Widow vs. Sharon Carter: Who wins? Marvel's comics reveal the answer.
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The Inversus battle between Black Widow and Agent 13.
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This 2011 genre mashup deserves to gain a cult following.
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Falcon vs. John Walker: Who wins? Marvel Comics holds the answer.
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The Inversus battle between Sam Wilson and John Walker
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Captain America vs. Batman: Who wins? Marvel and DC’s comics decide.
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It's the Super Soldier versus the Dark Knight in a battle for Gotham's soul.
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Doctor Strange vs. Gandalf: 'Falcon and Winter Soldier' asks. We answered.
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In Marvel's 'Falcon and Winter Soldier,' Bucky claims there's no such thing as wizards. Tell that to Doctor Strange — and don't even bother telling it to Gandalf. Here, a theoretical battle between two of the most powerful mystics in fiction.
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Captain America vs. U.S. Agent: Who wins? 'Falcon and Winter Soldier' may hold the answer
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Disney+ might not show us this fight, but Captain America and U.S. Agent have fought before. here's who would come out ahead in a battle between Steve Rogers and John Walker.
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'Justice League' Anti-Life Equation: The hidden politics of the Snyder Cut
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Zack Snyder's four-hour DC Comics movie introduces one of the deadliest (and weirdest) concepts from the source material. Here's the primer on the Anti-Life Equation.
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Darkseid vs. Thanos: Who would win? 'Justice League' may hold the answer.
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How would the 'Justice League' and 'Avengers: Endgame' villains fare in a final battle for it all? The DC and Marvel Cinematic Universe villains collide in this match-up.
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Falcon vs. Winter Soldier: Who would win? Marvel comics may hold the answer.
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Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes are partners in crime in the Disney+ series, but how would it shake out in a fight between these two MCU heroes? It's Falcon vs. Winter Soldier. Place your bets.
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White Vision vs. Vision: Who will win? Here's what the comics reveal.
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'WandaVision' has two androids on a collision course. Who wins in a fight, all being equal? Inverse weighs in.