Nathan Fillion is right at home at Comic-Con
July 26th, 2010
04:43 PM ET

Nathan Fillion is right at home at Comic-Con

Among TV stars, no one (with the possible exception of "Dexter's" Michael C. Hall) has a more devoted following at San Diego Comic-Con each year than Nathan Fillion.

His popularity has grown by leaps and bounds among fanboys and fangirls ever since the cult series "Firefly," and within the past year, he's broken into the mainstream with the ABC detective show, "Castle."

"Castle" was not the only cop show at Comic-Con (see "Hawaii Five-O"), but if it didn't star Fillion, it probably wouldn't be there.

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Excelsior! Stan Lee conquers Comic-Con, again
July 26th, 2010
04:12 PM ET

Excelsior! Stan Lee conquers Comic-Con, again

Stan Lee has always been a draw at San Diego Comic-Con, even before Hollywood came calling.

This year, Lee was busier than ever at the age of 87, promoting his new partnership with BOOM! Studios, signing autographs on the convention floor and speaking on a panel following the world premiere of the documentary, "With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story."

When Lee was told that there would be a documentary made about him, he said, "I thought they were kidding. When they finally convinced me, I thought, 'Well, it will be a little 12 minute thing.' It's incredible, they've been filming it for over two years."

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A conclusion to 'Heroes?' It could happen
July 26th, 2010
11:56 AM ET

A conclusion to 'Heroes?' It could happen

"Heroes" may no longer be on the air, but that didn't mean that its creator, Tim Kring, was skipping San Diego Comic-Con this year. He was there to talk about his new book, "Shift," the first part of "The Gate of Orpheus" trilogy, co-written with Dale Peck.

The book could be described as a psychedelic, historical fiction, supernatural thriller - not exactly an easy book to categorize.

"The first book is set in 1963 and centers ultimately on the Kennedy assassination," he told CNN. FULL POST


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'Rocky Horror,' but no movie for 'Glee'
July 26th, 2010
09:22 AM ET

'Rocky Horror,' but no movie for 'Glee'

At "Glee's" second Comic-Con appearance, creator Ryan Murphy and members of the cast dropped a few hints about the upcoming season on Sunday.

The Gleeks gathered at the Con learned that there will be a "Rocky Horror Picture Show"-themed episode, and that the number of songs this season would only be five or six, instead of eight (citing a desire to bring the show "back to its roots" and focus more on the story).

Later, speaking to reporters, Murphy gave a little more insight into the upcoming Britney Spears-themed episode: "We'll be doing six Britney songs, and Brittany will be doing one [the 'Glee' character, not the pop star]." That episode is set for September, and he was mum about the possibility that Spears herself might guest star. FULL POST


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From 'Futurama' to the Joker
July 25th, 2010
03:21 PM ET

From 'Futurama' to the Joker

"It's pretty overwhelming. I didn't know what to expect," said voice actor John DiMaggio, about playing the Joker in the upcoming animated DVD film, "Batman: Under the Red Hood."

DiMaggio, perhaps best known for playing Bender on Comedy Central's "Futurama," may not be the first choice that comes to mind to play the "Clown Prince of Crime."

"I feel that we really got somewhere with it," he told CNN at San Diego Comic-Con Friday. "I'm really proud that I got to that really deep, dark place that most people don't expect me to have." FULL POST


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July 25th, 2010
03:10 PM ET

Jim Lee's first comic book

Comic book artist and co-publisher of DC Comics Jim Lee is a bonafide rock star at Comic-Con. Just search "jim lee" on Twitter and you'll find ZOMGs a-plenty from all the lucky folks who ran into him or got him to sign an autograph during the convention. Over at CNN iReport, we were lucky enough to get him to issue an assignment to all the iReporters helping CNN cover the convention in San Diego.

What he wants to know is how people first encountered comics, and he offers up his own story as a start. Turns out Lee fell in love after spotting a Tarzan comic book in the second grade. What's your story? CNN (and Jim Lee!) wants you to share it on iReport.


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