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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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]
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.
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.