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Bizarro Back Issues: Supergirl Cheats Her Way To The Fake Olympics! (1970)

Adventure Comics #392

Over the past week or so, my thoughts have been primarily consumed with two things: Comet the Super-Horse and the Summer Olympics. For the former, I was mostly able to get all of my thoughts down on paper in the form of last week's Ask Chris column, but when I was doing the reading to talk about Supergirl's equestrian pal and/or boyfriend, I discovered that there's one story where, at least for a page, those two things are kinda-sorta tied together in a really strange way.

It happened in "The Super-Cheat," in which Supergirl, with the help of Comet, screws over all of her classmates at Stanhope College so that she, and not them, can compete in the not-quite-Olympic games of the International Athletic Competition. So if you've ever wanted to see Linda Danvers just straight up shatter some dreams, this is your chance.

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‘Iron Man 3′ Imagined As A 16-Bit Video Game Speed Run [Video]

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Want to watch Iron Man 3 but don't have the patience to either wait for its release on Blu-ray/DVD/digital on September 24... or sit through its 130 run time? YouTube channel Movieclips Trailers' original 16-bit video game style short could be for you (also, maybe a trip to your physician about a mild relaxant?). Zipping through the film's entire story in less than four minutes, the speed run style animation pixelates each plot point with the kind of efficiency you'd expect from a retro side scroller action game.

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‘Captain America: Shield of Justice’ Frees Players to Smash 16-Bit Style Evil

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Riding high on the 16-bit style videogame radness that was Thor: Bring the Thunder, Marvel and Big Pixel Studios have released an equally awesome free platformer just in time for Captain America: The First Avenger's July 22 cinematic premiere...

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‘Thor: Bring the Thunder’ is 16-Bit Platforming Radness for the Modern Age

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As we've covered pretty extensively over the past few months, Sega's got mondo Thor movie videogame offerings on the shelves. As much as these current-gen console games appeal to our 21st century tastes, however, Marvel's gone straight for our nostalgia jugular this week with the totally awesome online platformer Thor: Bring the Thunder by Big Pixel Studios...

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