The Comic Book Lore Behind the 3 New Costumes Coming to Marvel's Spider-Man

Next week, the excellent Spider-Man game for PS4 is getting its first piece of downloadable content. It’s a new mission that brings Felicia Hardy, the Black Cat herself, back into Peter Parker’s Spandex-clad life. But it’s bringing with it even more costumes, if you can believe it, including a pair right out of the…

Anthony Bourdain and Hellboy's Spins on This Japanese Folktale Taste Great Together

Nukekubi are a variety of yōkai from Japanese ghost stories who, despite appearing like regular humans, are actually otherworldly beings capable of detaching their heads from their bodies, at which point their heads fly through the air terrifying unsuspecting people. They’re the sort of mystical apparitions that have…

This is Halloween: 31 more streaming options to set your October right 

As the horror genre becomes ever more mainstream, we here at The A.V. Club imagine that there are more of you than ever looking for something creepy to watch this Halloween season. And with streaming services on a similar upward cultural trajectory, we’re guessing that many, if not most, of you won’t be watching that…

Ancient Viking Ship Found Buried Next to Busy Norwegian Freeway

Using ground-penetrating radar, archaeologists in Norway have discovered an ancient Viking ship buried just 20 inches beneath the surface of a farmer’s field. The 66-foot-long ship, deliberately buried during a funeral ritual, appears surprisingly intact—and it could contain the skeletal remains of a high-ranking…

'We Were Working 100-Hour Weeks,' Red Dead Redemption 2 Head Writer Says, Then Clarifies

It’s long been an open secret in the video game industry that the prestigious developer Rockstar embraces overtime, and a new quote from company co-founder Dan Houser about Red Dead Redemption 2 caused controversy this morning by suggesting that it took 100-hour weeks to make. In a new elaboration to Kotaku, however,…

Star Trek: Discovery's Showrunner Promises This Spock 'In No Way Violates Canon'

The announcement that Star Trek: Discovery’s Michael Burnham was actually Spock’s adoptive sister raised a few Vulcan eyebrows, and that was before Spock himself was added to the season two cast. Showrunner Alex Kurtzman is doubling down on his promise that this version of Spock isn’t going to muck up the timeline.…

Hayabusa2's Mission to Touch Down on the Asteroid Ryugu Has Been Delayed Until 2019

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has delayed the touchdown of the main section of the Hayabusa2 probe on the asteroid Ryugu from this month until January 2019, Nature reported, after mission scientists determined that the Ryugu’s surface is rougher than expected and the landing needs more planning time.

Our First Look at the Watchmen TV Show Gives Us a Whole New Mystery to Solve

Warner Bros. is going all in on another cinematic universe. Simon Kinberg talks up the Gambit movie. Elisabeth Olsen promises more doom and gloom for Wanda and the Vision in Avengers 4. Plus, new details on what’s coming on Doctor Who, Sonequa Martin-Green on Discovery’s Spock, and what’s to come on Arrow. Spoilers,…

Amazon's Running Some Scary-Good Halloween Candy Deals Today - Just Don't Eat It All Yourself

If you missed out on Amazon’s last big candy sale—or if you already ate all of the candy you bought—here’s a second chance to buy some treats, no tricks required. Assorted chocolates, fruity candies, and even things like trail mix and gum are included in the sale, but just remember, these prices go back up at the end…