Comic-Con International ’11 – Costumes, Dayman, Toys, Comics, Movies… Do You Need Any More?

Comic-Con International may be over, but our coverage of it is not. There was just so much  that came out of this year, but I have to say it wasn’t quite as heavy hitting as last year’s Con. There’s a cool link about the Winners and Losers of Comic-Con to further illustrate my point.

Let’s get to the news! We’re going rapid-fire again so try to keep up!

Morgan Spurlock Premieres Trailer For New Comic-Con Movie – (/Film)

Last year Morgan Spurlock (The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, Super-Size Me) directed a documentary about Comic Con, and today he briefly took to the stage at Hall H in the San Diego Convention Center to premiere the trailer for the film. We don’t yet have an embed, but the trailer features Eli RothSeth RogenKevin SmithJoss Whedon.Seth Green, and Guillermo del Toro, throwing out some cute and cheeky anecdotes about their experiences at Comic Con.

Torchwood: Miracle Day Interview Roundup – (Collider)

When Captain Jack Harkness enters a room at San Diego Comic Con, everyone salutes.  Especially when he (John Barrowman), comes along with Eve Myles, Alexa Havins, Mekhi Phifer, Bill Pullman and writer Jane Espenson.  During this year’s Comic-Con, I was able to speak with the stars of Torchwood: Miracle Day after their panel.  They talked about if it’s a good idea for Harkness and Gwen to hook up?  How will Harkness deal with mortality?  What brought the new talent to theTorchwood: Miracle Day?  Hit the [link] to find out.

Always Sunny Brings Dayman to the Con – (WarmingGlow)

Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson, Charlie Day and Danny DeVito appeared at a Sunday panel for their rude FX comedy wearing their outlandish ensembles from “The Nightman Cometh,” their infamous musical-within-the-show they toured with in 2009. The crowd at the pop-culture convention roared when the gang stepped onto the stage.  – (Huffington Post)

Nicolas Winding Refn Talks Drive, Logan’s Run, Only God Forgives – (Collider)

One of the best films I’ve seen this year is director Nicolas Winding Refn’s (BronsonDrive.  The film premiered at this year’s Cannes Film Festival where Refn won Best Director.  Since then, wherever the film plays, it’s been enchanting audiences and critics.  Trust me, Drive is a masterpiece, and you should be circling September 16 (it’s release date) on your calendars.  For more on the film, here’s the red band trailerMatt’s review, and our recap of the Comic-Con panel.  Drive stars Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Ron Perlman, Albert Brooks, Christina Hendricks and Bryan Cranston.

Marvel Cosplay Photo Parade – (CBR)

Marvel Comics hosted its annual Cosplay Photo Op at Comic-Con International in San Diego. Fans spent the afternoon strutting their stuff alongside models showing off official Marvel costumes for the assembled fans and Marvel execs, including CCO Joe Quesada, at the Marvel booth, which is made up to resemble the Avengers’ S.H.I.E.L.D. headquarters. Amidst the joyous chaos, one couple celebrated their new engagement, dressing as Captain America and a USO performer, while the rest of the Marvel Universe was represented by fans dressed as Deadpool, Thor, a breakdancing Spider-Man and more.

Lots more at the link above.

Adrienne Curry Kicked Out of Comic-Con, Then Let Back In – (Uproxx)

I have to say, I’ve seen photos of some of the costumes worn by sexxxy ladies at Comic Con, and it appears as though you’ve got to try really hard to cross the line into “indecency.” After all, there was a lady who walked around topless with only a toy dragon covering her Lady Macbeth. With that said, reality TV person and self-proclaimed Mistress of the Dorks Adrianne Curry apparently somehow managed to do just that over the weekend with the Aeon Flux get-up pictured [below].

MUCH more at the link, if your a fan of Adrienne Curry.

Over 150 Pictures of Comic-Con Toys/ Collectibles – (Collider)

If you’re a toy collector, Comic-Con is heaven.  That’s because not only do all the toys companies sell cool exclusives, they also show off tons of upcoming products.  With my schedule packed doing interviews, Collider’s Ryan Brookhart spent the past few days taking tons of pictures of the latest collectibles on the Convention floor.  Included in his image recap are VoltronStar TrekG.I. Joe,BatmanMasters of the UniverseTron: Legacy, tons of upcoming Hot Toys products (Iron Man,Captain AmericaAvatarIndiana Jones), tons of upcoming Sideshow Collectibles products, and a lot more.

So much more awesome-ness at the link above.

Marvel’s Next Point One Details – (CBR)

Marvel announced a pair of surprise projects during today’s Cup O’ Joe panel. The first is a new, 64-page Point One one, slated to hit stores in November. While the new installment of the initiative remains to be extra-accessible to new readers, it it will also serve as a “rosetta stone” for the publisher’s 2012 stories.

The next announcement was a follow-up to a teaser Marvel released several weeks ago: Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness will be teaming on “Cable Reborn,” a new project designed to return the longtime X-Men fan-favorite character to the Marvel Universe after his apparent death in the “Second Coming” storyline.

DCNu Relaunch Art – (CBR)

For fans unable to make it to the big show, DC’s released a slew of art from today’s panels, featuring pages from “Batwoman,” “Justice League International,” “Nightwing,” “Catwoman” and many more of the publisher’s anxiously awaited 52 relaunched titles.

As usual, much more at the link.

DC Comics Releases More Interior Art – (CBR)

As on ThursdayDC Comics once again released images from its Comic-Con International in San Diego panels on The Source, including new interior art from “Aquaman,” “Mister Terrific” and “Savage Hawkman” from the Justice League panel and “Supergirl,” “Superboy” and “Action Comics” from the Superman Panel. In addition to the art below, CBR News has full coverages from both panels here and here.

DC Releases Even More Interior Pages – (CBR)

With its Saturday panels in the past, DC Comics has once again released a ton of new art from the anticipated September relaunch titles. Today saw the release of interior pages from “Animal Man,” “I, Vampire,” “Voodoo,” “Blackhawks” and more representing the Edge and Dark areas of the relaunched DCU, while DC’s teen titles received their time in the spotlight with pages from “Teen Titans,” “Blue Beetle” and others being unveiled.

More. Link. Clicky.

Year of the X-Men Art and Panel – (Newsarama)

Friday afternoon at Comic-Con International: San Diego, Marvel held its “YEAR OF THE X-MEN” panel, focusing on the mutant corners of the Marvel Universe. Click here for the panel.

And Finally…

Costumed Woman of Comic-Con 2011 – (Entertainment Weekly)

A great selection of sexy ladies in sexy costumes at sexy Comic-Con… well, a regular Comic-Con as opposed to a sexy one, but you get the idea. Click the link to see the photos.

And that’s it! Comic-Con is over! There might be a few more article here and there over the next week but this wraps up our look at the news from Comic-Con! Hope you enjoyed it, and we’ll probably be doing it all again next year.

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