The comic book crowd has had a busy summer. From the lineup of comic book-inspired films -- Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, and the $400 million+ box office hit The Dark Knight -- to the impressive turnout at Comic-Con 2008. (One fan decided to enter news-of-the-weird territory: A 20-year-old from Michigan dressed as The Joker reportedly tried to steal The Dark Knight merchandise from a movie theater.)
Comic-Con 2008 was held July 24 - July 27 in San Diego, CA, and hosted more than 100,000 fans and creators of comic books, anime, sci/fi TV shows and movies, video games, and related fields. Check out the TechRepublic gallery Comic-Con 2008 photos: See fans in all their geeky glory.Mark Kaelin for pitching in and helping me identify quite a few of the characters.)
Also, check out this video from Comic-Con 2008, in which CBS Early Show's national correspondent Hattie Kauffman talks to stars including Hugh Jackman, Mark Wahlberg, and Jennifer Connelly.
In the meantime, a few of us TechRepublic editors are penciling in the dates for a "business trip" to Comic-Con 2009. This should give us plenty of time to get our costumes ready.
Additional TechRepublic links for comic book fans
- My first comic book: What got you hooked?
- SuperVillains Beware!
- The Top 12 Comic Book Superweapons
- Ten Worst and Best Comic Book Movies…Ever!
- What price (vigilante) justice?
- Pics: Costumes, fanboys, and outer space toilets…oh my!
- Costume contestants from Anime Central strut their stuff
- Movie review: Iron Man
- Geek Trivia: Raiders of the lost art
Mary Weilage is a Senior Editor for CBS Interactive. She has worked for TechRepublic since 1999.