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NEW YORK — The T-shirt is one of fashion's most basic items, but even with today's popular slim cuts, there's wiggle room to change up the style. That can be pretty important to the kids and teenagers who practically live in them but like to feel that they have something new when they go back to school.
Vera Farmiga attends the "Bates Motel" panel on Day 4 of Comic-Con International on Saturday, July 20, 2013 in San Diego, Calif.
SAN DIEGO — Superman is coming back, and he'll have a caped co-star.
San Diego Comic-Con wrapped-up Sunday as attendees scrambled to get in that final discussion panel or seek out those last minute sales and autographs. 'Nerdvana' takes you inside...
He might as well have said, “Ahead, warp factor one, Mister Sulu,” so familiar was the voice at the other end of the line. Instead, it was, “Hello, this is Bill Shatner,” a friendly greeting from “Star Trek’s” once and always Capt. James T. Kirk.
Just turned 50, Tom Cruise is eligible for membership in the American Association of Retired Persons. Just split from third wife Katie Holmes, Cruise is the object of told-you-so cynics who simply knew that romance wouldn’t last. Just finished with his stab at something really different as a heavy-metal rock god in “Rock of Ages,” Cruise is coming off one of the lowest-grossing movies in his career.
With cacti and strip malls obstructing the views at times, visitors could easily write Phoenix off as a place where water and culture are scarce. But this metropolis — which includes upscale Scottsdale and college town Tempe — is a nature lover’s oasis with pristine peaks and the vast Sonoran desert.
A TV show DVD set represents more than a holiday gift that’s easy to wrap. It also demonstrates respect: you know the recipient is mentally fit and couch-ready for a viewing marathon of “Dr. Who” or “House.”
A TV show DVD set represents more than a holiday gift that's easy to wrap. It also demonstrates respect: you know the recipient is mentally fit and couch-ready for a viewing marathon of "Dr. Who" or "House."
FILE - In this July 12, 2012 file photo, figures on the set of the Tim Burton Disney movie " Frankenweenie" are shown on display at Comic-Con preview night held at the San Diego Convention Center, in San Diego. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - In this July 11, 2012 file photo, figures on the set of of the Tim Burton Disney movie "Frankenweenie" are shown on display at Comic-Con preview night held at the San Diego Convention Center, in San Diego. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Invision/AP, File)
Pulp author Robert E. Howard is widely regarded as the godfather of the sword & sorcery saga and everyone knows his most famous character, Conan the Barbarian, who has thrilled genre fans since his creation in 1932. But in 1928, four years before Howard envisioned the surly Cimmerian, he created another swashbuckling character who uses a rapier instead of a broadsword and who, unlike Conan, would never indulge in the “pleasures of women.” His name is Solomon Kane.
They may be geeks. They may be non-conformists. They’re definitely champions for practically anything alternative.
If the saying is right, it’s certainly not the geeks who shall inherit the Earth.
SAN DIEGO — There are lots of people dressed like Superman at Comic-Con, but the real guy — or at least the actor playing him in the latest Superman film — made a surprise appearance at the fan festival.
Zack Snyder speaks at "Man of Steel" panel 2012 Comic Con on Saturday, July 14, 2012 in San Diego, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
SAN DIEGO - Back in the day, Tim Burton remembers critics finding his take on Batman rather gloomy.
Director Tim Burton, from the film "Frankenweenie", arrives at the Disney press line during Comic-Con, Thursday, July 12, 2012, in San Diego.
Life-sized Trolls from "The Hobbit" at Comic-Con San Diego [Bob Leeper/Nerdvana]
For football fans there is no bigger ticket than the Super Bowl, and for baseball fans the biggest annual attraction is the World Series. But for pop-culture enthusiasts the holiest of holy events is the San Diego Comic-Con.