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DEEP DIVE

LET’S TAKE A DEEP DIVE INTO FANDOM TOGETHER

As experts in all things fandom, we wanted to share our knowledge about way too specific of things that you might not know about. Read on for a closer look into topics like a mysterious Star Wars planet or Walt Disney's first animated character, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.

KINGDOM OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

MAY 2024

The era of humans has ended, it’s now time for the apes to rise. Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes hit theaters earlier this month and we’re still feeling the hype. So, take a Deep Dive with us into the lore and characters from the movie.  

 

KAIJU

APRIL 2024

Lions and tigers and bears? No problem. They’re nothing compared to kaiju. Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire is now in theatres, so we’re taking a Deep Dive into the world of giant monsters.  

 

THE MATRIX

Green code from The Matrix on a black background

MARCH 2024

Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? March 31st marks the 25th anniversary of The Matrix. To celebrate, we’re taking a Deep Dive into the movie and unlocking the lore, characters, and everything else you need to know about this timeless action/sci-fi movie.  

FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth cover featuring Cloud, Sephiroth, and Zack

FEBRUARY 2024

Estuans interius. Ira vehementi. Sephiroth! Sorry, we’re just excited for Final Fantasy VII Rebirth to come out later this month. Check out this month’s Deep Dive for character bios, a bit of game lore, and to get pumped up to play the second part of the trilogy when it drops. 

 

CHAINSAW MAN

Power and Denji from Chainsaw Man pouting while looking directly at you

JANUARY 2024

The Chainsaw Man anime has taken the world by storm as a fan fave shonen. Get a refresh on the basics or find out if it’s up your alley by taking a deep dive into the series with us. Don’t worry, we only spoil a bit of the early plot. 

2023 DEEP DIVES

PERCY JACKSON

DECEMBER 2023

Know your Greek mythology? In case you didn’t know, the new show Percy Jackson and the Olympians releases this month, which means Deep Dive has your back. Here’s everything you need to know before hitting that play button.

LORCANA

NOVEMBER 2023

Alright Disney friends and fiends, it’s time to dive into the lore of Lorcana, the new card game that’s taking the TCG scene by storm. Learn about card types, ink, and more in this month’s Deep Dive.

WONDER

Mario jumps in a new level from Wonder

OCTOBER 2023

Wahoo! It’s-a-me, Mario Wonder! That’s right, Mario Wonder comes out this month. We’re giving you a 1-Up on the competition by speed running you through the life and times of Mario Mario (yes, Mario is his last name).

AHSOKA TANO

Ahsoka Tano stands looking away from a hologram of Hera and Huyang

SEPTEMBER 2023

Have you watched Ahsoka yet? Whether you have or not, take a sec to learn the lore of Snips (that’s her nickname) with this Deep Dive on our fave dual-wielding non-Jedi.

BLUE BEETLE

Blue Beetle from the DC movie

AUGUST 2023

Are you ready for some sick beet(le)s? A little souvenir shopping in Egypt? If you haven’t heard, the Blue Beetle movie is coming out this month. So, we’re taking you on a Deep Dive into the lore, origins, and heroes that the Scarab has chosen.

THE HAUNTED MANSION

the cast of the 2023 Haunted Mansion movie pose around a glowing object

JULY 2023

How do you feel about becoming a ghost amongst 999 others? We’re pumped for the new Haunted Mansion movie coming out. It’s time to explore the house and meet some grim grinning ghosts.

THE MANY SPIDER-PEOPLE

Spider-Man 2099 chokes Miles Morales

JUNE 2023

With the recent release of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, we thought you could use a rundown on all the... arachnid people...?

THRAWN

Thrawn poses menacingly in his chair, surrounded by Chiss

MAY 2023

He’s a calm, ruthless tactician, and arguably one of the smartest villains in Star Wars. Let’s give the dark side some appreciation with a Deep Dive on Grand Admiral Thrawn.

JEDI: FALLEN ORDER

Cal Kestis poses seriously on the poster art for Jedi: Fallen Order

APRIL 2023

Cal Kestis returns in Jedi: Survivor, so it's time to discover all the coolest details of the first game.

HISTORY OF MANDALORIANS

Din Djarin and two nameless Mandalorians stand and look at something off screen with a cave in the background

MARCH 2023

Din Djarin. Jango Fett. Bo-Katan Kryze. Learn the history of the many Mandalorians in this Star Wars Deep Dive.

SLY COOPER

Sly Cooper, a racoon in blue clothing, jumps off a rooftop

FEBRUARY 2023

An influential video game that spawned many sequels & a few cancelled adaptations. Take a closer look at the highs & lows of Sly Cooper.

AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER

Lo'ak and Payakan float together in the water during Avatar: The Way of Water

JANUARY 2023

Relive the hype of Avatar: The Way of Water with our complete guide to the new & returning characters, plot twists, & more.

2022 DEEP DIVES

THE BAD BATCH

The crew from The Bad Batch pose on a red & blue sky backdrop

DECEMBER 2022

With The Bad Batch Season 2 premiering in just over two weeks, look back at the new & familiar faces we saw in Season 1.

KNIVES OUT

The entire cast of Knives Out stand posing for a photo

NOVEMBER 2022

Celebrate next month’s Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery release with a Deep Dive into the many layers of the first Knives Out.

BILL CIPHER

Bill Cipher floats above the ground with his hands on his triangle hips

OCTOBER 2022

The scariest triangle there will ever be deserves a Deep Dive this Halloween season.

OSWALD RABBIT

Oswald Rabbit poses with arm extended as he hangs out of a animated hole in the wall

SEPTEMBER 2022

Thought Mickey Mouse was Walt Disney’s first animated character? Think again.

STAR WARS ANIMATION

The poster of The Clone Wars featuring Anakin, Obi-Wan, Ahsoka, Darth Maul and many more.

AUGUST 2022

Learn everything there is to know about the many Star Wars animated shows.

GETTING A KYBER

A blue kyber crystal sitting on a rock with a light reflection coming off of it

JULY 2022

What is a Kyber crystal? How do all our fave Jedi & Sith in the Star Wars universe have one? Find out as we explore these Force crystals.

EXPLAINING LIGHTYEAR

On the left, the Buzz Lightyear toy as seen in the Toy Story franchises. On the right, the Buzz Lightyear person that the toy was based on.

JUNE 2022

Buzz is back! With the release of the newest Pixar movie Lightyear, we wanted to explain a little about what this film is & how we got here.

RESCUE RANGERS

Chip, Dale, Zipper, Gadget & Monterery hold red solo cups and cheers

MAY 2022

Have you seen the new Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers movie on Disney+ yet? We have & we loved it. We’re heading back in time to do a Deep Dive on the history of the famous detective squad, Rescue Rangers.

THE SONIC REDESIGNS

The original Sonic 3D design looking scared

APRIL 2022

The original Sonic movie has a complicated history. Find out what caused the internet outrage & what the studio did about it.

ROBERT PATTINSON

Robert Pattinson as Batman with a red lighting effect

MARCH 2022

From Harry Potter to Twilight and now The Batman, Robert Pattinson is lowkey a huge fandom icon.

MORTIS

Floating mountains hover above a green terrain with blue skies

FEBRUARY 2022

How much do you really know about Mortis? We think it’s about time for a Deep Dive on the origins of this mysterious The Clone Wars planet.

HISTORY OF BOBA FETT

Boba Fett from The Book of Boba Fett sitting in his throne

JANUARY 2022

With a new show starring Boba Fett, we thought it was about time to take a closer look into the history of this infamous Star Wars bounty hunter. 

OLDER DEEP DIVES

FAIRY TALES

A very old artwork of a small child in a red hood holding a picnic basket being approached by a wolf in the forest

We know Disney-level fairy tales today to be fun & charming. The source material they were based on though? Terrifying. 

ALL THINGS VAMPIRE

A very sick looking man lays in bed surrounded by 4 nurses who look concerned and are praying

Explore the history of all things Vampire related including the New England Vampire Crisis and the Walton Family Graveyard.

THE TVA

A graphic of the Loki characters on a TV outline

The God of Mischief has found himself at the TVA in the new Loki series. We dive into the comic book history of this mysterious organization.

THE GRISHAVERSE

Characters from the Grishaverse with a beam of light emanating from them

New to crossing the fold? We’ve compiled basic facts to help you on your journey into the Grishaverse.

SKYRIM

A large grey dragon with scales and teeth sitting on the ground

My fellow Dragonborns, here are 10 facts you probably didn’t know about Skyrim. And if you do, now you have another excuse to rediscover them and play again.

WOMEN IN MARVEL & DC

A Wonder Woman comic featuring Wonder Woman attacking a group of men shooting at her

Take a look into the brief history of women in the Fandom universes of Marvel & DC. 

BLACK COMIC CREATORS

Art work by a featured comic creator

February is Black History Month, so in honor of this event, we are focusing on some of our favorite African-American comic creators. From Black Panther to Captain America.