San Diego plays host to the largest comic book and popular arts convention in the world.

  • Gaming-comics link strong at Comic-Con

    Apart from giving attendees a chance to celebrate their inner geek, Comic-Con International has also been an event highlighting the growing relationship between the videogame industry and comic books.

  • Superhero movies thrive, whether Hollywood 'gets it' or not

    With summer movie theaters chock-full of comic book titles like "Iron Man," "Batman," "The Incredible Hulk" and "Hellboy," it’s hard to imagine a time when Hollywood shied away from superhero-based films.

  • Cal Western professor uses comics to teach law

    California Western School of Law professor and assistant dean James Cooper uses animation to bring the concept of justice to Latin American countries.

  • The don'ts of getting a comic book published

    The rules for getting a job as a comic book author aren’t much different than the rules for getting any job: be professional, research the company, put as much effort into your craft as you can.

  • No fantasy: Comic-Con means full hotels

    Nearly every hotel room in San Diego County will be full this weekend as pop culture enthusiasts from all over come to the San Diego Convention Center for Comic-Con.

  • At Comic-Con, attendees can learn the business side of superheroes

    In addition to sneak previews of movies, and question and answer sessions with the likes of the original Lois Lane, attendees at this year’s Comic-Con also can learn a little something about intellectual property and the relevance of retail stores, if they’re interested.

Profiles

  • Charting Comic-Con's Hulk-like growth

    For one weekend every summer, San Diego becomes the pop culture center of the world when Comic-Con comes to town and brings with it hundreds of thousands of entertainment fans and industry insiders alike. And the event's organizers say they would very much like to keep that tradition going. But Comic-Con is growing every year, and space in San Diego is not.

Comic-Con 2008

Comic-Con: The Costumes

A brief look at the people and costumes of Comic-Con.

Containing Report

Comic-Con International

San Diego plays host to the largest comic book and popular arts convention in the world.

Companion Reports

Comic-Con International - 2009

San Diego plays host to the largest comic book and popular arts convention in the world.

Archived Reports

Comic-Con International

San Diego plays host to the largest comic book and popular arts convention in the world.

Comic-Con International - 2009

San Diego plays host to the largest comic book and popular arts convention in the world.