As easy as it is to decry how San Diego Comic-Con isn’t about comics anymore, the gigantic convention is still home to one of the most prestigious awards in the industry, the Eisners. The list of nominees for this year’s awards are out and it is, as usual, jam-packed with amazing comics.
When San Diego Comic-Con announced a streaming video service, few were optimistic that it would allow fans to see the best panels that take place every year. Surprise! They will be streaming—but not without some major caveats.
We knew that San Diego Comic-Con was making its own subscription video-on-demand channel, and we knew that it would be filling its airtime during the many days Comic-Con isn’t happening with “original short-form content.” Now we know what some of the content is, and it sounds... not bad?
I didn’t make it to Comic-Con 2015, but there was no way the show was going to pass without taking a pass at some of Hasbro’s Transformers exclusives, including the return of the original Decepticon combiner terror, Devastator.
There’s one huge reason to be excited about the return of The Vampire Diaries this fall, and that is the on-again, off-again, will-they-won’t-they romance between Stefan and Caroline. And a lot currently depends on whether Stefan can step up his game and win Caroline over, after a tepid showing last season.
Almost every single video game movie ever has sucked. It’s just inevitable when you take a medium that’s so personal and expand it into a less engaging experience. Duncan Jones, director of probably the biggest video game movie of all time Warcraft, knows this and thinks he’s fixed it.
If movies were baseball, M. Night Shyamalan would be out. He put out three bombs in a row, but the director is still going. In fact, Shyamalan just pulled off a new twist—this time for his own career. We talked to Shyamalan about how he hopes to make a comeback with his micro-budget thriller, The Visit.
We’ve got a long wait until Game of Thrones comes back, and there are a lot of situations we’re going to be freaking out about until then. Ser Davos Seaworth is in the middle of about three of them. So when we caught up with actor Liam Cunningham, we had a lot of questions for him. And he had answers!
This weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, Luc Besson talked up his new $180 million movie, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Based on a ground-breaking comic that helped inspire Besson’s The Fifth Element, Valerian didn’t make much of a dent in the Comic-Con noise.
Sometimes at Comic-Con, you sit through panels you normally wouldn’t, because you are waiting for something that happens later in the day. Friday afternoon, when 95% of the room was there for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, that panel was The 16th Annual Animation Show of Shows.
There wasn’t a new trailer from Star Wars: The Force Awakens at Comic-Con but, in a way, they gave us something better. A three-minute, behind-the-scenes video chock full of nostaliga, intrigue and quite a few easter eggs. Did you miss any? We’ve uncovered them all.
On The Flash, the showdown with Eobard Thawne, aka Reverse Flash, has left the Scarlet Speedster in a dark place. Star Grant Gustin told reporters at Comic Con that “we’re definitely dealing with the darkness, in the first part of the season.”
Gwendoline Christie kind of became the queen of Comic-Con in 2015. In addition to being there for The Hunger Games and her signature role on Game of Thrones, she was finally introduced to the world as her Star Wars character, the evil chrome trooper Captain Phasma.
20th Century Fox ended its Hall H Comic-Con panel on Saturday by bringing together the casts of Fantastic Four, X-Men Apocalypse, The Wolverine, Deadpool and even Channing Tatum as Gambit for an awesome group photo.
We were pretty impressed by the Star Wars: The Force Awakens panel at San Diego Comic Con—but what did ordinary fans think? They were pretty unanimously thrilled, not just by the featurette they watched, but also by hearing the Original Trilogy cast talk about coming back. We asked them, see for yourself.
Fireworks, lightsabers, Harrison Ford, and that wasn’t even the panel. Yes, Friday night, Lucasfilm and Star Wars did their best to drop the mic on what a San Diego Comic-Con event could possibly be. They threw a free concert for 6,000 fans who had already seen a kick-ass presentation.
Every year at San Diego Comic-Con, I make a point to head to the Acme Archives booth. Then again, it’s hard to miss considering it’s 5 times the size of every other booth and filled with beautiful art. This year is no exception and three pieces in particular jumped out: the ladies of Indiana Jones.
Can’t join the hundreds of thousands of men, women and children dressed up as their favorite characters at San Diego Comic-Con? We’ve got the next best thing. It’s a video of the best of the floor from preview night 2015.
What you see above is just one of the many, many exclusive posters the fine folks at Mondo will have on sale at San Diego Comic-Con. This is the variant edition of Escape From New York by artist Ken Taylor, revealed exclusively here on io9.
Starting tomorrow, io9 will join hundreds of thousands of fans in San Diego for the biggest event in pop culture: San Diego Comic-Con. And if you’re lucky enough to be there too, then there’s plenty to see. Here are the events fans absolutely should not miss at Comic-Con.