Carol came to Comic-Con with her camera, and she wasn't afraid to use it. Here are her favorite selections of the gory, the intimidating, and the oddly pragmatic on display at this year's Comic-Con.
See the full selection after the jump, including her picks for Best Overall Costume, Best Boots, and Most Dramatic Costume...all the way from San Diego.Carol Fitzgerald
Ray Bradbury: Forty Years Ago He Was One of Comic-Con's First Guests; Now He Talks About the Anniversary of the Lunar Landing
Somehow, when I was plotting my Con schedule, I had missed that Ray Bradbury would be here (related story: Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 is on our list of the hottest graphic novels of summer). He had been one of the featured guests at the first Comic-Con back in 1970, when the crowd was a mere 300 at the U.S. Grant Hotel. I had seen him three years ago at the L.A. Book Festival in what was one very memorable afternoon.Carol Fitzgerald
How did people who flew to San Diego manage to get their swords, guns, and other fake weapons on board airplanes? Or was Fed Ex rather busy these last few weeks flying costume weaponry?
People in costume take a lot longer in the bathroom than those who are not in costume.
Zombie blood looks pretty lifelike.
The Wall Street Journal has an interesting article about a new venture from Borders: a pilot program aimed at building on the booming teen market, which includes a healthy percentage of graphic novels. Borders is going to add a teen department (that includes graphic novels, fantasy, and YA books) to the majority of its stores before the end of August.John Hogan
San Diego Comic-Con is just around the corner, and recognizing the enormous growth of the marketplace with schools and libraries, the con has added several panels of interest. Amidst all the Hollywood onslaught, discussions on major comic properties, sci-fi and related programming, and all the other highlights of Comic-Con, be sure to check out these panels for comics and library information.John Hogan
Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Stephanie Meyer is bringing her bestselling (to make an understatement) Twilight series to comics with a graphic novel to be published by Yen Press. Details are very sketchy at this point (EW broke the news exclusively, before there was all too much to report), but the site has one sample panel and there's promise of a bigger preview in the issue going on sale tomorrow. If you're a Twilight fan, check it out!John Hogan
Who would you like to see play Hal Jordan (Green Lantern) in the new epic motion picture coming (hopefully) next year? It came down to four very different choices for the lead in the end: Bradley Cooper, Ryan Reynolds, Justin Timberlake, and Jared Leto. The studio has gone with Reynolds, who also played Deadpool in the recent Wolverine movie.John Hogan
Those of us who walk through Times Square on a regular basis are used to seeing some weird things. Usually, at the very least, it's a matter of fighting your way through throngs of people while trying to avoid people like the Naked Cowboy and silently cursing anyone who would come to New York and actually eat at the Olive Garden or (shudder) the Hard Rock Cafe. But yesterday there was another sight entirely: Batman in handcuffs and Superman on the ground being taken into custody by the police.John Hogan
I don't care what anybody says, Tron was one of the coolest sci-fi movies of the '80s. Okay, that's not exactly true. It's not one of the best. It probably is one of the cheesiest, though, and as such, it ranks up there with the best of guilty pleasures. And it inspired a videogame that completely befuddled me a child. I was drawn to it time and time again in the arcade, but I never really knew how to play it. What was going on with it? I have no idea.John Hogan
Coming July 11 in New York, Asian American Comicon has a huge lineup of star writers and artists ready to share their love of comics. That includes Larry Hama, Derek Kirk Kim, Sean Chen, Bernard Chang, Christine Norrie, and many more. The day is a celebration of Asian culture and comics, with three tracks being planned: Reading Comics, Making Comics, and, finally, Creator Spotlight, all of which will include panels and workshops.John Hogan