Comic-Con

Comic-Con Comic-Con International: San Diego began in 1970 when a group of comics, movie, and science fiction fans -- including the late Shel Dorf, Ken Krueger, and Richard Alf -- banded together to put on the first comic book convention in southern California. Comic-Con started as a one-day “minicon,” called San Diego’s Golden State Comic-Minicon, on March 21, 1970 at the U.S. Grant Hotel in downtown San Diego. The purpose of this single-day event—which included two special guests, Forrest J Ackerman and Mike Royer, and drew about 100 attendees—was to raise funds and generate interest for a larger convention. The success of the minicon led to the first full-fledged, three-day San Diego Comic-Con (called San Diego’s Golden State Comic-Con), held August 1–3, 1970, at the U.S. Grant Hotel, with guests Ray Bradbury, Jack Kirby, and A. E. van Vogt. Over 300 attendees packed into the hotel’s basement for that groundbreaking event, which featured a dealers’ room, programs and panels, film screenings, and more: essentially, the model for every comic book convention to follow.

Over the years, Comic-Con has become the focal point for the world of comics conventions. The event continues to offer the complete convention experience: a giant Exhibit Hall (topping over 460,000 square feet in its current incarnation); a massive programming schedule (over 600 separate events in 2012), featuring comics and all aspects of the popular arts, including hands-on workshops and educational and academic programming such as the Comics Arts Conference; anime and film screenings (including a separate film festival); games; the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the “Oscars” of the comics industry; a Masquerade costume competition with prizes and trophies; an Autograph Area; an Art Show; and Portfolio Reviews, bringing together aspiring artists with major companies.

Comic-Con has presented literally thousands of special guests at its conventions over the years, bringing comics creators, science fiction and fantasy authors, film and television directors, producers, and writers, and creators from all aspects of the popular arts together with their fans for a fun and often times candid discussion of various art forms. The event has seen an amazing array of comics and book publishers in its Exhibit Hall over the years. Over it’s four-decade-plus history, Comic-Con International has continually presented comic books and comic art to a growing audience. That love of the comics medium continues to be its guiding factor as the event moves toward its second half-century as the premier comic book and popular arts style convention in the world.
Numbers are in and even without big movie announcements this year New York Comic Con has surpassed SDCC´s attendence. How big was the difference? Find out after the jump.
Plenty of new details about Gotham were revealed at the show's panel in New York today, including some hints about which iteration of The Joker we'll see, the chances of Harley Quinn and The Court of Owls making an appearance, and much more. Check it out!
Well, Gamora wont be getting her own film, but Marvel just announced that she will be getting her own comic! This comic will be written by the Guardians Of The Galaxy screenwriter and is set to hit stores in spring of 2015. Hit the jump to check it out!
Great, kid! Don't get cocky! Ezra (voiced by Taylor Gray) thinks he is ready to fly just like Hera (voiced by Vanessa Marshall) in this new Star Wars Rebels clip, which debuted earlier today at New York Comic Con.
Today at New York Comic Con AMC debuted a four-minute clip from season five premiere of The Walking Dead, and now they have released it online. Hit the jump to check it out!
FX wasn't able to launch a Powers series, but Sony TV has delivered. It's based on the comic created by Brian Michael Bendis, and stars Sharlto Copley ("A-Team") as 'Christian Walker' and Susan Heyward ("The Following") as 'Deena Pilgrim'. First trailer!
The stunning cover artwork for Justice League: Throne of Atlantis has been spotted on the floor of the New York Comic-Con, and it puts Aquaman front and centre with Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Cyborg backing him up. Hit the jump to check it out!
People are loving the idea of Gwen Stacy as Spider-Woman, a take that debuted in the pages of Edge of Spider-Verse, and based on her immense popularity, Marvel has confirmed that she will launch into her own comic book title at some point in the near future.
Fans have been awaiting a huge Marvel announcement from NYCC, and this appears to be it: Next May, Secret Wars returns for a year-long event with writer Jonathan Hickman and artist Esad Ribic on board. Could this be the direction the MCU will take too?
Today at the New York Comic-Con, new footage was shown from the upcoming animated series, Transformers: Robots In Disguise. Check out Bumblebee who can't stop yapping.
NYCC's New York Super Week kicks off tomorrow! We've got their top 10 line up for the event plus two lucky CBM users are going to win tickets to an event! CLICK HERE to learn more and find out what events we have tickets for!
Well browncoats won't have long to wait in order to get there hands on a demo of the new firefly online game hit the jump for more.
At Salt Lake Comic-con Stan lee talked about how he felt about the killing of the character Gwen Stacy. He also says that the Salt Lake City comic-con was the greatest comic-con ever. Hit the jump to check it out!
Comic fans rejoice! Stan Lee is returning to the Beehive State to participate in panels, as well as offer chances for autographs and photos at next month's Salt Lake Comic Con, September 4-6!
We haven't heard or seen much of the upcoming CW series, iZombie, The CW has released a new Fan Q&A video and the cast gives us insight on what we can expect from the upcoming show.
Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever a Spider can! Kills some thugs with a Needle, Look oooouuut, here comes the Spider-Man!
He wanted it that waaaaay! While at Dubai Comic Con, Max Landis (Chronicle, American Ultra) decided to sing... and the crowd happily sang with him.
Did the leaked test footage for the Deadpool film left you wanting for more? Take a look at this and decide if you want to take this home and make your own film with this almost life-like Deadpool figurine.
My big problem with San-Diego Comic-Con is the fact that people who are not in hall H can’t watch the great movies trailer and teasers that are shown there. So only the people who are in hall H can see the footage, while the millions who couldn’t be there, will not see it for a very long time.
In case you missed it, Sideshow Collectibles had plenty of new figurines present at their booth, one of them being Power Girl. Like always, their products are of high quality and detail. Check it out.
One of the overlooked gems of SDCC, Mike Tyson Mysteries is sure to be a nice surprise to many people!
This year's San Diego Comic-Con may have been light on big reveals, but we got a lot of huge news and reveals regardless. We've rounded up 25 of the biggest for you here, including the likes of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Batman V Superman, Arrow and The Walking Dead!
SDCC 2014 is over, but fans are still buzzing about many of the reveals from publishers both big and small. The real question is, what are MY thoughts on all this, since I'm so high and mighty and self-important. Wait. That didn't come out right. Hit the jump to hear my really useless opinions.
Check out the voice cast and crew of WB/DC's animated show Teen Titans Go!— with special guests, Japanese pop duo PUFFY AMIYUMI at their panel in SDCC'14.
Also check out their photo's at the Warner Bros. booth.
Warner Bros. kicked off their Hall H panel with footage from their upcoming film, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Although fans have been dying to see the official clip in full HD, President of worldwide marketing and international distribution, Sue Kroll has shot down all hopes. Hit the jump to find out what she had to say!