If you’ve heard a rumbling sound recently, it’s probably the tumultuous herald announcing that, oh god, San Diego Comic-Con is next week. That doesn’t just mean new trailers, crazy cosplay, and wild panels, though; it means there will be so many cool and expensive toys you can try and get. Here’s a few (dozen) of our…
In the futuristic world of Demolition Man, there are no guns, you don’t curse, you wipe your butt with three seashells, and you eat fancy dinners at Taco Bell. The same thing is true for this year’s San Diego Comic-Con (well, minus the seashells, probably).
San Diego Comic-Con is just months away, which means that the Eisners—some of the most prestigious awards in comics—are close, too. The full list of nominees has been revealed today, and unsurprisingly, it’s jam-packed with some damn good comics for you to read (or re-read).
In a case that could potentially complicate the lives of comic convention organizers the country over, a federal jury has ruled in San Diego Comic-Con’s favor in a suit brought against Salt Lake Comic Con for violating copyright law with their use of the term “comic con.”
Rose City Comic Con has banned all cosplay that features Nazi symbols or designs, including old-school Hydra and Red Skull costumes. This comes after groups in Nazi-esque gear were spotted at the con, in what Rose City Comic Con’s founder has indicated is a growing trend.
In a sea of Hollywood comic book and superhero movie franchise, Kingsman stands apart. The first movie, The Secret Service, was based on the comic co-created by Mark Millar and Watchmen’s Dave Gibbons. But while the comic sold well, it was the movie adaptation that became a blockbuster, earning rave reviews, $400…
We can pretty much assume that Avengers: Infinity War and the fourth Avengers film will kill off one or more superheroes. Obviously Joe Russo, who co-directs both with his brother Anthony, wouldn’t name names on the San Diego Comic-Con red carpet—but he sure did take an ominous tone when we asked him what to expect.
David Lynch did not attend the recent San Diego Comic-Con, but he was there in spirit—delivering maybe the single weirdest panel introduction in convention history. Would you expect any less from the wonderfully creative and twisted mind behind Twin Peaks? That was a damn good lamp!
At the recent San Diego Comic-Con, we caught up with Taika Waititi, the dapper director of Thor: Ragnarok, to ask him a few questions about the highly-anticipated Marvel sequel—though he soon admitted that one of the first things he did was toss aside the idea that he was making a sequel at all.
At the press event following Battlestar Galactica’s reunion at Comic-Con, executive producers David Eick and Ron Moore talked about the show, from its pitch to its current legacy. And they had a little advice about what people writing for binge-watching could learn from the traditional TV model.
The most inspired addition to the Stranger Things season two cast is Paul Reiser, someone genre fans love to hate for his role as the sleazy Burke in Aliens. So obviously, we had to ask this uniquely qualified actor the ultimate scifi monster question: who’d win in a brawl, the Alien or the Demogorgon?
At the recent San Diego Comic-Con, we got a chance to talk to Stranger Things executive producer Shawn Levy moments after the awesome season two trailer dropped. Naturally, the first word on our lips was “Thriller”—and as Levy revealed, the iconic Michael Jackson song almost didn’t make it into the clip.
The biggest comic book show of them all, San Diego Comic-Con, has come and gone this year. Amidst all the hype and trailers, it can feel like it’s more about big films and shows than actual comic books. Luckily, one music video from the event is here to remind us that, yes, Comic-Con does still have comics.
The past two weekends, at two different conventions, Marvel has screened footage from Avengers: Infinity War. And each time, the first new scene in the footage, featuring Thor, gets a shocked gasp. At San Diego Comic-Con, io9 asked the director of Thor: Ragnarok about that moment and he gave a very curious answer.
Every year at Comic-Con, certain things—news stories, trailers, publicity stunts—stand out from the rest of the crowd. With so much happening every single day, it’s just inevitable. Some stuff exceeds our expectations or delightfully surprises us; other stuff distinguishes itself because it sucks. Here are the winners…
Every year, I make it a point to stop by the Mondo booth at San Diego Comic-Con as often as possible. No one at the entire convention releases as much exciting, vibrant, and exclusive pop culture art over the course of four days—and 2017 was no exception.
San Diego Comic-Con 2017 may be over, but io9's coverage lives on in our many, many posts, and we’ve collected them all here for you: movie and TV news and trailers, only-at-Comic-Con footage descriptions and experiences, amazing toys from the show floor, and so much more.
It was the final day of San Diego Comic-Con, and the cosplayers went out in style. Day 4's round-up includes the uncanny Gru above, some giant Lego superheroes, a stunning Princess Mononoke, Optimus Prime in his formal wear, and much more (including, uh, Darth Trump was there, too). Check out io9's final San Diego…
Twitter began to buzz this weekend when reports circulated that comic books were banned from checked luggage leaving San Diego, Cali., the site of Comic-Con. While it’s true those claims were made, the Transportation Security Administration vehemently denies that they’re correct.
I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Sunday’s actually the best day to attend Comic-Con. “But Charles,” you’re surely saying to yourself. “All of the explosive new stuff comes out on Saturday!”