Who'd win a battle between a Klingon battlecruiser and the Death Star?…

Have you ever wondered which starship would prevail in a knock-down, drag-out space battle? The "Starship Smackdown" is a Comic Con institution, and we were able to marvel at the geeky knowledge and fannish quips from the celebrity panelists. » 7/30/10 4:30pm 7/30/10 4:30pm

Comic Con 2010 wrap-up: The shiniest things we saw in San Diego!

Comic Con just gets bigger every year. This year, we saw so much excellence — and crazy weirdness — our heads nearly exploded. Here's the complete guide to the best of io9's Comic Con 2010 coverage. » 7/30/10 3:16pm 7/30/10 3:16pm

Nathan Fillion explains the secret of creating an epic hero

Nathan Fillion has given rise to some of our greatest heroes, from Firefly's Mal Reynolds to The Holy Avenger in Super. We asked him what's the secret of creating a truly epic hero, and here's what he said. » 7/25/10 1:00pm 7/25/10 1:00pm

Coming soon on Futurama: mutant rights, brain-switching and surprising…

The creators and cast of Futurama revealed what lies ahead for the show's twenty remaining episodes: brain-switching, mutant rights, unlikely kissing, Futurama reborn three times over, and, yes, Fry and Leela. All that, plus our thoughts on this week's episode! » 7/24/10 3:00pm 7/24/10 3:00pm

Harry Potter extended trailer includes the final battle!

The boy who lived is living on the edge, in new Harry Potter footage screened at Comic Con today. The new extended trailer for The Deathly Hallows included flying wand-fights, a diner confrontation, and a glimpse of the final battle! » 7/24/10 1:36pm 7/24/10 1:36pm

10 things we discovered about Green Lantern at Comic Con today!

Test pilot Hal Jordan received a super-powered magic ring from outer space, and attendees at Comic Con got their first glimpse of footage from the Green Lantern movie. Here are 10 awesome Lantern details we discovered. » 7/24/10 1:02pm 7/24/10 1:02pm

Our first glimpse of Spielberg's "Jericho meets Independence Day" series


In Falling Skies, Steven Spielberg's TV series coming summer 2011, it's six months since aliens wiped out most of humanity. How can Noah Wyle and Moon Bloodgood prevail? Our first glimpse of a trailer gave us some hints. Spoilers ahead... » 7/24/10 9:00am 7/24/10 9:00am

Caprica trades angst for action in January's new episodes

The first half of Caprica season one was about setting things in motion. But the second half, airing January, will be all action, the producers told us. And James Marsters talked about playing a religious fundamentalist who uses his sex-appeal. » 7/24/10 7:00am 7/24/10 7:00am

Battle Los Angeles gave us our first look at the aliens who trash L.A.!

Aaron Eckhart's new movie Battle: Los Angeles tries combine the realistic urban warfare of Black Hawk Down with the classic alien invasion film. We got our first glimpse at crazy battle footage - including a glimpse of those aliens. Spoilers... » 7/22/10 3:30pm 7/22/10 3:30pm

The Avengers are waiting for you in San Diego

The longer you stare at this Alex Ross "Avengers Assemble" poster, the more Avengers goodness you'll notice, from the tiny Wasp to the massive Goliath. Signed copies will be available from Every Picture Tells A Story's Comic Con booth. [L.A.Times] » 7/05/10 6:20am 7/05/10 6:20am

Sorry, Comic Con memberships no longer available. Drat!

Comic Con 2010 sold out months ago. But if you missed out, it's not too late. The Con is selling some "returned" memberships at regular price, for a short time only. Update: We were too late in posting this. They're already gone. » 7/04/10 12:25pm 7/04/10 12:25pm