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Kapow! Google beefs up comic book fans' mobile reading powers

An upgrade to Google Play Books adds scrolling and discovery features aimed at improving users' reading experience on smartphones and tablets.

By 13 November 2015

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Comic-Con 2015

With great geek cred comes great responsibility. CNET heads to San Diego for Comic-Con, America's pre-eminent entertainment geekfest, and brings you the latest from the fantasy front.


Silicon Valley Comic Con's list of celebs just got a lot longer

You already knew Stan Lee and William Shatner plan to be there. Now find out who else, in a group that ranges from "Avengers" to X Labs, "X-Men" and beyond.

By 6 November 2015


Comic book artist Dan Parent test-drives the Surface

The writer and artist offers his hands-on first impressions of the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4.

22 October 2015


The 404 Show 1,633: New York Comic-Con, BTTF month, Microsoft event, has Apple Music failed? (podcast)

Today Russ and Jeff quickly wrap up the hot mess that is New York Comic-Con, debate the commercialized celebration of Back to the Future, run through Microsoft's impressive event and decide whether or not Apple Music has failed (so far).

By 9 October 2015


Watch indie comic creators pitch their comics in just 12 seconds

From Fetishman to the Badger King and fruits that are best friends -- see authors and artists of indie comics explain their creations really, really quickly.

By 30 May 2015


Support censored comics with this deal for Banned Books Week

Name your price for banned and challenged titles by Alan Moore, Wendy Pini, Garth Ennis, Julie Doucet and more, as part of the Forbidden Comics Humble Bundle.

By 24 September 2015


Shatner to host 'Star Trek' 50th anniversary at first Silicon Valley Comic Con

Captain Kirk himself, William Shatner, will be beaming up to Silicon Valley Comic Con -- Steve Wozniak's pop culture and technology expo -- debuting in March 2016.

By 22 September 2015


Free comics! Free Comic Book Day is this Saturday

From Archie to the Avengers, "Peanuts" to "Fight Club", head to your local comic shop on 2 May to pick up a whole bunch of comics totally gratis.

By 29 April 2015


See the best costumes from San Diego Comic-Con in action

Steampunk "Star Wars!" A sewer full of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!" Hordes of "The Walking Dead!" See these and more talented cosplayers strike a costumed pose at San Diego Comic-Con.

By 20 July 2015


Return of 'Bloom County' comic strip gives new voice to Opus and Bill

Look out, Donald Trump! Bill the Cat, Opus the Penguin and the rest of the "Bloom County" crew have returned with plenty of political plunk, ready to entertain a new generation of fans.

By 20 July 2015