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2015 New York Comic Con Roundup: 'Supergirl,' 'X-Files,' 'All That' & More

A deluge of nerd news hit the East Coast this weekend—here's what you need to know

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'Adventure Time' spinoff time

Stakes, a new Adventure Time sister series about Marceline the Vampire Queen, debuts November 18 on Cartoon Network. The first two episodes screened at New York Comic Con; hit the Nerdist to learn more.

For more NYCC, check out these 26 amazing cosplays.

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Actors in disguise

30 Seconds to Mars frontman and Oscar-winner Jared Leto snuck around NYCC in a mandrill mask, even taking a photo with a fan cosplaying as his version of the Joker in the upcoming Suicide Squad. Mark Ruffalo, the Hulk himself, took a similar tact. He shared on Instagram that he was happy to just "hide out and enjoy":

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'Supergirl' is gonna fly high

We're only a couple weeks from seeing for ourselves, with Supergirl's October 26 premiere on CBS. But for now, Variety caught a tantalizing bit from executive producer Ali Adler. “We love Buffy and Alias," she said. "They were such strong badass women. It’s incidental that [Supergirl] is female. You won’t forget it but, it’s not the takeaway. The takeaway is that she kicks ass.”

Vulture was also at the panel discussion—which stars at the 15:44 mark in the video above— noting that the writers' room is half female, half male, sadly an anomaly in Hollywood. The series is also aiming big. Evidently the pilot "features terrific fight scenes, including three action scenes where Kara [Zor-El, a.k.a. Supergirl] flies around and either fights or carries heavy objects (in this case, a commercial airliner)." Adler said to expect "a feature film every week."

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Paul Reubens will play the Penguin's dad again

Twenty-three long years ago, Paul "Pee-wee Herman" Reubens played the Penguin's father in Batman Returns. Now he's doing it again for the second season of Fox's Gotham, this time as the papa of Robin Lord Taylor's delicious version of the villain. Carol Kane has been marvelous so far as Gertrude Kapelput, a.k.a. Mama Cobblepot.

Hit Reubens' Facebook for a reminder of how the now-63-year-old actor looked in his Batman Returns role.

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'Daredevil' season two

Netflix and Marvel's series previewed its second season at Comic Con, giving glimpses at newcomers Elektra and the Punisher. For everyone not in attendance, the full trailer for Daredevil's next run—due in 2016—came out on Monday.

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'All That' reunion alert!

To promote Nickelodeon's new block of '90s reruns called The Splat, Lori Beth Denberg, Danny Tamberelli, Josh Server and the recently re–Good Burger'd Kel Mitchell got back together. They even offered an update on the beloved Big Earn of Corn:

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And the 'X-Files' revival sounds promising

Vulture reports of the six-episode return:

"Maybe it’s just because TV taste has changed and evolved so much since the show’s ending, but the premiere feels far more grand and epic—more reminiscent on a grand scale of the 1998 film Fight the Future—than any of the network episodes. And there’s a good reason. [Series creator Chris] Carter recalled that before shooting, 'David [Duchovny] said, "We gotta come out and punch them in the mouth." We know we needed to make a statement and be bold.’ And it seems Fox allowed them the freedom—and the budget—to do so."

Yes!! Here's the trailer for the new X-Files episodes, premiering January 24, 2016:

For more NYCC, check out these 26 amazing cosplays, including McThor, Beetlejuice, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, Left Shark, Helga Pataki, Donald Trump and many more.

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