This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.
CNET News Video: Comic-Con's humble beginnings
About Video Comments (0 ) Transcript

CNET News Video: Comic-Con's humble beginnings

1:28 /

This weekend, Hollywood flocks down to San Diego for Comic-Con, the must-attend event for the movie and television industries. But it hasn't always been this way. CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on how Comic-Con originally began--as it says in the name--as a Comic Convention.

-From the stars of Showtime's TV hit Dexter to the leading man from Marvel studio summer blockbuster Captain America, Comic-con has become the place to promote pop culture. -That's the whole point of coming here. You get access and you get information the rest of the world that can't make doesn't get. -But back up, that's not how Comic-con started 43 years ago. -Comics are the reason Comic-con exist. The kernel of it really started in the comic shops. Everybody comes and picks them up and they hang out and just start talking about stuff and that's exactly what happens here, but unlike an unimaginable scale to like your local shop. -But in the last 10 years, the focus started to shift from comic books to other forms of media -Comics and fantasy entertainment. It became big business. There are now comic movies that are actually big budget and do very well. -And it's just not movies, but TV shows, video games, toys, all with the common thread of sci-fi, fantasy, and fiction. -This wolverine and I'm on Comic-on. -People tend to think because it's called Comic-on it has just kind like for geeks, but the reality is they are no more geeks because let's face it geek culture is pop culture. -I'm getting an affair for some equipment here. -In San Diego, Kara Tsuboi CNET.com for CBS news.

New releases

RIP iPod
4:00 September 22, 2014
The now-dead iPod Classic put Apple on top of the tech world, and paved the way for bigger, brighter things....
Play video
Interview with Owen Paterson, Godzilla...
3:59 September 21, 2014
The multi-award winning Australian production designer talked about the latest Godzilla film and even gave...
Play video
Swap your iOS 8 keyboard for these...
0:59 September 19, 2014
With iOS 8, you can use a different keyboard than the default. Check out these third-party alternatives with...
Play video
2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat...
5:50 September 19, 2014
The 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack has the muscle car power (and fuel economy) to back up its nostalgic...
Play video
Compact, budget Samsung Galaxy...
2:01 September 19, 2014
This wallet-friendly Android phone fits comfortably in your hand, but it has a few drawbacks you'll want to...
Play video
Line up for an iPhone 6, get a...
2:11 September 19, 2014
Why do people wait in line for days at Apple stores for the latest iPhones? In Palo Alto, California, the...
Play video
3D Pocketcopter crowdfunding soars...
5:13 September 19, 2014
This week on Crave it's your last chance to order a Pocketcopter that doesn't exist, run for your lives from...
Play video
The Blendtec Designer 725 is too...
2:33 September 19, 2014
A significant design flaw keeps us from recommending this high-end appliance
Play video