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Crave giveaway: Geektastic Comic-Con gift pack

OK, geeks, remember to breathe. Coming to you straight from the Comic-Con 2012 show floor, this week's prize includes signed comics, mini action figures, and more.

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Cosplayers flood San Diego Comic-Con 2012 (pictures)

A tour of Comic-Con 2012, as seen through the lens of The 404.

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Mattel and MattyCollector team up for the official hoverboard replica from "Back To the Future II."

Marty McFly and Mattel lend a hoverboard to The 404

The 404 takes a trip to Hill Valley in 2015 to geek out on Mattel's limited edition, full-scale Hoverboard replica from "Back to the Future II."

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The 404 and The Walking Dead Escape

Zombies and The 404 invade San Diego's Petco Park during Comic-Con 2012. Who gets infected?

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Love and Rockets can now be read digitally on Comixology.

Comixology dominates digital at Comic-Con

Following its announcement of "Love and Rockets" going digital with Comixology, the comic book reader and store app devours the lion's share of digital comics sales. However, it's not the only one with designs on the digital market.

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Da-na-na-na, na-na-na-na, Batmobile!

From Adam West's modded 1955 Ford Lincoln Futura concept car to Christian Bale's tanklike Tumbler, CNET tours the six Batmobiles on display at San Diego Comic-Con 2012.

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The Batmobile driven by Adam West in the iconic TV show was a modded 1955 Ford Lincoln Futura concept car. George Barris bought it for $1, a $249,000 markdown from its original price, and had less than three weeks to transform it into the vehicle it now is. The final paint job took 40 coats of supergloss black.

Batmobiles through the years

The Batmobile was on display at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con. Which one? All of them.

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The 404 meets David Hasselhoff: A car and a stud

Celebrating 30 years of "Knight Rider," David Hasselhoff was on hand at Mattel's Comic-Con booth to help promote Hot Wheels' limited edition K.I.T.T. car. The 404 caught up with the Hoff himself to learn more.

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Light day at Comic-Con? What's your neighbor wearing?

The Comic-Con show floor felt lighter than usual for a Day 2 extravaganza, so CNET took a closer look at what everybody was decked out in.

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Comic-Con felt lighter on Day 2 this year, as compared with a year ago. The good news is that gave us a chance to check out some of the cooler homemade costumes from around the show floor.

Cosplay focus during unexpectedly light day at Comic-Con (pictures)

Day 2 of Comic-Con is supposed to be busier than the first day, but we found it to be no more chaotic than the day before. That doesn't mean there wasn't plenty to see or do, though.

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Charlie Adlard, the artist on The Walking Dead, and Robert Kirkman, the writer, sign copies of issue 100 for fans. The Walking Dead 100 is expected to be the best selling-comic book since 2009.

Bizarro world! Print comics boom as digital sales rise

The common wisdom is that as a medium goes digital, the physical sales plummet. But when it comes to comic books, the common wisdom needs a new guru.

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The 404 at Comic-Con, Day 1: The quest for the costume

Apparently you're a weirdo if you DON'T dress up at Comic-Con, so The 404 goes looking for costume recommendations from veteran cosplay characters on the show floor.

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