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

Why it's so hard to distinguish between hype and real fan excitement

This past week at San Diego Comic Con, we've seen a lot of fans expressing their passion for their favorite stories. But we also got bombarded with manufactured hype. Why is it so hard to tell the difference between two? » 7/27/10 4:20pm 7/27/10 4:20pm

Free hand jobs and superhero cows: Comic Con Badvertising!

Every year Comic Con bulldozes attendees with thousands of advertisements. And while many marketing campaigns are exceptionally clever, a few are just epic fail. Here are the best of the worst of comic con's badvertising. » 7/27/10 1:39pm 7/27/10 1:39pm

The biggest winners and losers of Comic Con 2010

Everybody says San Diego Comic Con can make or break a project, and we saw it happening first-hand at SDCC 2010. Here's our list of the projects that gained supercharged buzz at SDCC... plus a few that lost some buzz. » 7/26/10 3:56pm 7/26/10 3:56pm

The best comic book news to come out of Comic-Con 2010

This year's Comic-Con was light on earth-shattering comic book news but chock full o' interesting tidbits about characters and upcoming projects. Here are some of the juiciest factoids that dropped this weekend. » 7/26/10 3:47pm 7/26/10 3:47pm

The best Comic-Con protest signs ever

The Westboro Baptist Church (of "God Hates Fags" notoriety) protested at Comic-Con last week, decrying the "idol worship" that was rampant. We covered the counterprotest, and now webcomic HijiNKS ENSUE depicts the counter-counterprotest. [via HijiNKS ENSUE] » 7/26/10 2:31pm 7/26/10 2:31pm

Ryan Reynolds recites the Lantern Corps Oath for the littlest Green…

One of the best moments at the Comic Con was watching the new Green Lantern, Ryan Reynolds, recite the entire Lantern Corps Oath for one young fan. In front of everyone in Hall H. Here it is on video. » 7/26/10 12:50pm 7/26/10 12:50pm

We have super spoilers for Season 10 of Smallville

At the last Smallville Comic-Con panel, the cast confirmed who would be Clark's antagonist this year, what new DC characters would cameo, and whether Clark would finally fly up, up, and away. Afterward, we interviewed the show's actors and writers. » 7/26/10 10:50am 7/26/10 10:50am

He may not fly, but he can walk on water

This is one of the odder photos I took at Comic-Con. I had paused to take a picture of the Justice League, when a nearby messiah wandered into the shot. My prediction? Biblical cosplay = so hot in 2011. » 7/26/10 8:30am 7/26/10 8:30am

S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Coulson will keep investigating superhero secrets,…

After two appearances in the Iron Man movies, it's safe to say that everyone loves S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Coulson. Wherever he goes, Easter Eggs follow. Thankfully, actor Clark Gregg is headed to The Avengers. But first, what's he doing in Thor? » 7/26/10 7:00am 7/26/10 7:00am

A final message from the fans to Comic-Con San Diego

After the San Diego convention center closed its doors this evening, a small protest outside drew our attention. Captain America insisted that the con shouldn't "goat" to Anaheim, which is one location where it might relocate. The goat was adorable. » 7/25/10 5:54pm 7/25/10 5:54pm

Archer: There aren’t enough synonyms for "sex-crazed"

We've seen "Swiss Miss," the first episode of Season 2 of Archer and it's just as raunchy, violent, and hilarious as ever. Maybe more. » 7/25/10 2:30pm 7/25/10 2:30pm

The real star of Captain America is going to be the Red Skull

Sometimes a superhero is only as good as his enemies, and that's definitely true in the upcoming Captain America movie. We saw some early footage of Hugo Weaving's bad guy this weekend, and now we're totally Team Red Skull. » 7/25/10 1:11pm 7/25/10 1:11pm

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

"No Ordinary Family" won't save superhero television

With Heroes off the air, ABC hopes to sate your appetite for superpowered television with No Ordinary Family, about a family of newly-minted superheroes. But this live-action Incredibles may find its origin story is its own greatest foe. » 7/25/10 1:00pm 7/25/10 1:00pm

Eureka and Warehouse 13 talk Felicia Day, a mysterious new regent, a…

There are big hints on what lies ahead for Syfy's twin flagship shows: Felicia Day is coming to Eureka, major secrets of the Warehouse will be revealed, a Eureka resurrection, and the simple joys of crossing over Claudia and Fargo. » 7/25/10 12:00pm 7/25/10 12:00pm

The stars of V talk dangerous alliances and mama drama

What's in store for the next season of V? The debut of Anna's mother and strained familial ties in both Erica's household and Anna's, uh, spaceship. We talked with the show's leads after their panel at Comic-Con. » 7/25/10 11:00am 7/25/10 11:00am

The five best moments from J.J. Abrams and Joss Whedon's Visionaries…

J.J. Abrams and Joss Whedon met on stage this weekend to talk storytelling, network television, and their formative geek experiences. Here were the five can't-miss moments from this high-concept meeting of the minds. » 7/25/10 10:00am 7/25/10 10:00am