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Join the nerd party at Comic-Con 2011 (roundup)

CNET descends on San Diego for Comic-Con, the massive annual show that has become the epicenter of geek culture, bringing together sci-fi and fantasy movies, TV shows, games, toys, and--oh yeah--comic books.

CNET descends on San Diego for Comic-Con, the massive annual show that has become the epicenter of geek culture, bringing together sci-fi and fantasy movies, TV shows, games, toys, and--oh yeah--comic books.



Uproar over Wonder Woman
DC changed Wonder Woman's costume in June of last year, switching from the tried and true short-shorts to--gasp!--pants. Fans went ballistic. Is Wonder Woman as wonderful if you can't see her butt-kickin' legs?
Now playing: Watch this: Wonder Woman: Pants or no pants?

Brian Tong's Top 5 favorite things from Comic-Con
As hard as it was to narrow down to just 5, Brian Tong goes over the best reasons why you should be at Comic-Con.

Now playing: Watch this: Brian Tong's Top 5 favorite things from Comic-Con

Whedon on "Buffy," West on Batman
CNET TV's Brian Tong talks with director Joss Whedon about the Avengers movie, the new direction for "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," and how music can help you find a happy place. He also gets the 411 on scratchy tights from Adam West, the star of the campy '60s "Batman" series.

Now playing: Watch this: Joss Whedon: 'Avengers,' 'Buffy,' 'Firefly,' and more!
Now playing: Watch this: Adam West: From Batman to Family Guy

Cutting-edge tech on 'NCIS: LA'
At the Comic-Con panel for CBS's hit show "NCIS: LA," Executive Producer Shane Brennan explains the unique military technology you'll see in every episode.

Now playing: Watch this: "NCIS: LA" producer talks tech

Geeks ahoy
The U.S. Navy and Comic-Con--two worlds that don't normally collide. But in San Diego they did, when some members of the armed services were celebrated at the world's largest expo for pop culture. CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports.

Now playing: Watch this: Real-life heroes honored at Comic-Con

The costumes of Comic-Con
No costume is too big or too skimpy. Check out some of the best from this year's show.

Now playing: Watch this: At Comic-Con everyday is Halloween

Free to be a geek like you and me
As CNET's Kara Tsuboi shows us, a large chunk of Comic-Con attendees unabashedly turn out in their superhero finery. It's a place to be with like-minded comics nerds and let it all hang out.

Now playing: Watch this: Bird? Plane? Comics geek! Dressing up for Comic-Con.

Unveiling the Helicarrier
Brian Tong gets a sneak peak at the Helicarrier from upcoming movie The Avengers at Comic-Con.

Now playing: Watch this: The Avengers Helicarrier revealed at Comic-Con 2011

The incredible, growing convention
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.

Now playing: Watch this: Comic-Con's humble beginnings

By the power of CNET!
With comics, movies, games, toys, TV, and hot chicks in skimpy costumes, Comic-Con is pretty much geek heaven. CNET's Brian Tong tours the show floor on opening day, swims in Legos, and...well...tries to fly.

Now playing: Watch this: Welcome to Comic Con 2011


Stories and photo galleries

Costumes take the floor at Day 1 of Comic-Con

Cosplay spills out of the San Diego Convention Center and onto the streets of the Gaslamp District during the first day of Comic-Con 2011, with fans showing up in both store-bought and homemade costumes.
July 22, 2011 11:07 PM PDT

iOS game Cut the Rope jumps to comics

Nearly everyone has seen a movie adapted from a comic book or played a game inspired by a comic. Yet one company goes the other direction, taking mobile games like Cut the Rope to print comics.
July 22, 2011 7:51 PM PDT

Read the comics digitally, Luke

This is no Jedi mind trick. Digital Star Wars comic books published by Dark Horse Comics now will be available on your computer and portable devices, CNET has learned.
(Posted in Crave by Seth Rosenblatt)
July 22, 2011 1:00 p.m. PT

The force is strong with this Xbox 360 'Star Wars' bundle

Microsoft is releasing a Limited Edition Kinect "Star Wars" bundle with a white Kinect sensor, R2-D2 console, and C-3PO controller.
(Posted in Crave by Jeff Bakalar)
July 21, 2011 2:10 p.m. PT

San Diego celebrates geekdom one night early

North America's largest comic book and entertainment media convention, the San Diego Comic-Con, returns for its 41st year of comics, video games, TV shows, movies, and rampant fan costuming.
(Posted in Crave by Seth Rosenblatt)
July 21, 2011 4:00 a.m. PT