The grand gala of geekery.known as the San Diego Comic-con has wrapped up and, thanks to the wonders of the World Wide Web, most of it is available to you no matter if you’re on a laptop in Lebanon or a smartphone in Siam. Here are a few of our favorite bits from the show you might have missed.
Firefly’s 10th Anniversary Panel – It’s been 10 years since Joss Whedon’s sci-fi wild west TV show hit the airwaves. And was promptly canceled before finishing it’s first season.
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Panel – The real treat here is to see voice actors Peter Cullen (Optimus Prime), Gregg Berger (Grimlock), and Nolan North (every 3rd video game character) hamming it up.
Stan Lee Launches World of Heroes YouTube channel – 89 years young, the master of Marvel, Stan the Man launches the World of Heroes channel full of original content featuring Fan Wars and Stan’s Rants.
All the Batmobiles! – From the 1960’s classic to the latest amorphous abomination, the whole history of the Batmobile was on display right outside the convention center.
All the Iron Mans - Robert Downey Jr. pops in to hob-knob with his littlest fans.
All the Booth Tours – There’s a gigaton of walkthroughs from all the vendors hocking wares at Comic-Con (as long as you’re not actually looking for a comic book), so I did a YouTube search for ya. Did you know Square-Enix, makers of the Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest games, are now making D.C. action figures?
All the Cosplay – Likewise, there are far too many cosplay videos available. I felt that the best presentation of the costumes wasn’t even available in video form and instead favored Gamspot’s awesome 360 photos of these DIY tributes to popular culture. But since that title up there says this is a video feature, here’s Deadpool gettin’ jiggy with fellow costumed crusaders to the tune of Styx’s Renegade.
Good stuff! Still, I can’t help but pause and shed a tear for the lack of actual comics. Sure, there are a few bits and pieces buried amongst the action figures, movie trailers, and video game interviews, but pickings are scarce for “Comic-Con”. Go figure…