Travel back in time and into space with vintage art that is out of this world. While these posters are fitting for the serious space enthusiast, even grounded art lovers will find themselves drawn to these bright, quirky prints. Inspired by dreams of rocket ship tours and outer space cities, we found a mix of reproductions and original art that are sure to take your walls to another dimension.
Catch up on all of the sights in Comic-Con International: San Diego with our best Instagram snaps. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the panels, after-Con events, and convention floor cosplay with our 2013 #SDCC Instagram diary. Stay tuned for more geekery to come!
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As the Doctor Who crew returned to Comic-Con in San Diego for its third year, the thousands of fans in attendance at the Hall H panel were treated to a first look at the 50th anniversary episode, alongside the show's actors Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman and its executive producer Steven Moffat. Whovian Craig Ferguson moderated the panel, bantering with the audience of proud geeks with "who's taking care of your cats while you're here?" and navigating through the upcoming episode's trailer.
Also on hand were David Bradley and Mark Gatiss, the star and writer, respectively, of An Adventure in Time and Space, the upcoming BBC program that looks at the origin of the series in 1963. What can you expect in the rest of this momentous year for the show? The trailer explained we'd see the Doctor's "darkest days" and showed a whole lot of Ten/Eleven shenanigans, along with appearances from Rose Tyler and the Daleks.
When we spoke with Jenna and Matt, they confirmed the anniversary episode would include three doctors: Ten, Eleven, and the Doctor we were introduced to at the end of the most recent episode, "The Name of the Doctor," as played by John Hurt, and Steven assured us that all plotlines around this mystery Doctor would be wrapped up within the episode.
Read on for highlights from the panel and our interviews with the group.
Favorite moment from filming the show
- Jenna Coleman — "I love the TARDIS on a cloud [from the 2012 Christmas episode "The Snowmen"]. It's so fairy tale."
Which show character (other than their own) they'd love to play
- Matt Smith — "Probably the Master."
- JC — "I'd play Strax." Yes, the potato one!
- Steven Moffat — "I'd want to be the Doctor."
On the type of relationship the Doctor has with Clara
- MS — "Clara's different to Amy — she challenges him in a different way. He has more chances of snogging Clara."
- JC — But then again . . . "He's kind of asexual."
The difference between US and UK fans
- MS — "You're louder!"
How the show changed their lives
- MS — "It changed everything. It changed my life and my family's life. I'm proud and grateful to be a part of it. I also just wanted to say thank you for all your support and encouragement."
- JC — "It's changing every day, at quite a fast rate. I kind of just get filled with the magic of it all. It's been so great to see people on the street as Doctors and Claras; it's really rewarding."
Describing all Doctors, not just Eleven
- SM — "He lives in the moment all the time. He never really looks back . . . I think he's every age at once . . . Matt has done the best at combining the old man with the child. He [the Doctor] doesn't know he's the hero — he'd be quite surprised to know there's a show about him."
Could the Doctor ever be a woman?
- SM — "Within the narrative of Doctor Who, it is possible that he'd be female."
We'll have the trailer for the 50th anniversary episode as soon as it's available!
We've all got someone (or two or three . . .) on our gift list who rocks to their own special beat. So this holiday season, treat them to something spectacular that's easy on the eyes, music to their ears, and perfectly in tune with their personal sense of style.
Not only do Beats Solo HD headphones deliver the superior sound Beats by Dr. Dre products are famous for, but they also look as good as they sound — drenched in colors that are red like a heart, teal like Miami, white like snow, and lots more.
The winners of the 2013 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards were announced at a gala ceremony held during Comic-Con International: San Diego, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, on Friday, July 19. An Eisner award is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a comic book illustrator, writer, or letterer. It's named after Will Eisner, the prolific comic book pioneer behind The Spirit, and the ceremony has taken place in San Diego every year since 1991.
Eisner Award organizer Jackie Estrada said that Eisner wanted the awards to be "central to the fans and central to the creators." Its purpose should be to "let the world know how fabulous the graphic storytelling medium is," she said at a Comic-Con panel. "It's not just the winners — it's the nominees, too."
Jackie shared some fun numbers from over the years: Neil Gaiman has won 14 Eisners, Frank Miller has won 12 times, letterer Todd Klein has been nominated 18 times and won 18 awards, Chris Ware has been nominated 64 times, and Alan Moore has been nominated 46 times.
This year, Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples and Building Stories by Chris Ware were big winners. Saga picked up three Eisners for writing, best new series, and best continuing series. Building Stories received best new graphic album, publication design, writer/artist, and lettering.
View all the nominees and see a complete list of winners below. Let us know if your favorite comics of the year got the recognition they deserve!
- Best New Series — Saga, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Image)
- Best Graphic Album: New — Building Stories, by Chris Ware (Pantheon)
- Best Humor Publication — Darth Vader and Son, by Jeffrey Brown (Chronicle)
- Best Publication For Kids (Ages 8 to 12) — Adventure Time, by Ryan North, Shelli Paroline, and Braden Lamb (kaboom!)
View the complete list of winners after the break.
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On day three of Comic-Con, Marvel unveiled a peek at their new lineup of movies to come, including Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which stars Chris Evans as the Captain, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, and a host of other Avengers alum, such as Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill) and Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury).
We don't know much about the Captain America sequel, except that the Captain fights a bunch of antagonists in a glass elevator and there's a new character, The Falcon, played by Anthony Mackie. But what was revealed at the postpanel Marvel conference was the developing camaraderie between the two Avengers: Captain America and Black Widow.
Scarlett and Chris dished on why the characters form an unlikely bond in Captain America: The Winter Soldier:
- Scarlett Johansson — "They're both agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. We're both fighting on the ground, we don't have superpowers, and we have a similar shorthand between us. It's definitely a working relationship. We fight in a similar style. They find themselves in a situation where their working relationship becomes a more intimate friendship. They have unexpected similarities between them. They have their trust issues. They've been working for 'the man' for their entire professional careers. An unexpected friendship starts to form when they begin questioning their own identity."
- Chris Evans — "The first Captain America film gives him the opportunity to be a soldier. Now that he's been given the ability to serve, the question is about what's right in a modern society. Who am I serving? With modern technology and the access, where's the line? It's not about just doing the right thing — it's what is the right thing? As a result . . . something happens. These two people need to rely on one another, and they find a lot of common ground. What's interesting about Black Widow is that she doesn't always do the right thing."
Bonus extra: find out why Scarlett thinks Joss Whedon is a pioneer in portraying female characters after the break.
Every Summer, geeks journey to San Diego, CA, for Comic-Con, a celebration of all things comic books, sci-fi, fantasy, and pop culture. Festivities kick off July 18, and with the countdown to Con officially on, comic book superheroes — the heart of the convention — are facing off in our tournament-style bracket, as voted on by you.
Will the current box office momentum of Man of Steel propel Superman into the top place? Or will a hero from the Avengers crew blaze to the lead? We've narrowed the picks to 32 legendary crime fighters, and we need your help selecting a winner. Get in the Comic-Con mind-set with some masked mayhem and vote for your favorite superhero!
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