Congrats to Blair R. of Woods Hole, Mass., for winning a Boombotix Boombot Rex Limited Edition ultraportable speaker in last week's giveaway. And now, it's time for part 2 of our Comic-Con swag-fest. Ready?
We've got two exclusive Comic-Con Beast Hunters Transformers -- Shockwave and Predaking, and volumes 1, 2, and 3, of the hardcover Evil Edition Scott Pilgrim graphic novels from Oni Press. You'll also get a terribly cute limited-edition stuffed DC Comics Domo in a Superman costume; a little Lego Spider-Man, one of a limited edition of 300; and an 8GB Vampire Queen Marceline flash drive from Mimoco that includes "Adventure Time" wallpapers, icons, and other digital extras.
Normally, this bundle of geek goodness would run you approximately $225, but you have the chance to get the whole lot of it for free. How, you ask? Like this: … Read more
Magic mirror on the wall, who's the most popular superhero of them all? YouTube has an answer.
A YouTube statistical analysis reveals that Batman is the most popular superhero based on total video views and amount of content. The Dark Knight has accumulated over 3 billion views across 71,000 hours of YouTube video. It's safe to say that nearly everyone knows your true identity, Bruce.… Read more
Kindle for iOS is an excellent e-reader app that seamlessly ties to your Amazon account. The latest version comes with new book samples that let you read the first chapter of any book before buying, and lets you download third-party dictionary apps for looking up definitions while you read.
Unfortunately, Apple's stringent App Store rules against apps that compete with iBooks mean you'll still need to buy books through Amazon's Web site instead of from a dedicated e-book store within the Kindle app. Luckily, the process is pretty easy once you get the hang of it, and … Read more
He's not even 2 weeks old yet, and he's already a star in the comics.
Bluewater Productions has issued a special edition in its "Royals: Kate and William" series titled "The Son" in celebration of the newest addition to the British royal family -- George Alexander Louis.
The 32-page comic book includes realistic illustrations of key moments in the life of George's parents -- the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge -- leading up to the historic July 22 birth.… Read more
Missed Comic-Con this year? Not to worry. We're bringing Comic-Con to you! My CNET colleagues Seth Rosenblatt and Nathan Bransford foraged the show floor for goods they knew Crave readers would covet, and came back loaded with such a giant stash that we're going with two Comic-Con giveaways this year (look for part 2 on Friday, August 9).
Round one of this awesome geek-fest includes a Hasbro 2-in-1 "Anakin to Darth Vader" action figure, not yet available in stores, that lets you re-create the moment when the Jedi hero becomes the evil Sith lord. For added "Star Wars" enjoyment, you'll get a limited-edition 8GB Chewbacca flash drive from Mimoco.
You'll of course score comics, including a copy of DC Comics' Batman (in Spanish!) and a signed copy of Valiant's Quantum and Woody. … Read more
Right now, things seem a little crazy in the world of Lego. Why? A certain "Hobbit" minifigure continues to reach unparalleled heights in price -- or better yet, insanity -- on eBay.
Currently resting at the whopping price of $1,525, an eBay auction offering the Azog minifigure indicates the toy is reaching epic levels of obsession among Lego devotees. The minifigure's value appears inflated by the fact that Lego employees randomly handed out only 100 figures to attendees of last week's San Diego Comic Con, making the grotesque toy rather rare indeed.… Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Jeff Bakalar goes one-on-one with the Predator himself.
- Cosplay at Comic-Con 2013: colorful, outrageous, and Internet-friendly (pictures).
- Steel yourselves, movie fanboys, for Superman-Batman.
- Get your 3D-printed head ripped off at Comic-Con.
- The 404 Show Sideshow Collectibles booth tour.
SAN DIEGO -- Iron Man? Check. Gender-bent Han and Leia? Check. The Internet? Check.
Wait, what do you mean, "the Internet"?
It turns out, you can cosplay as just about anything. Whether you're dressed up as your favorite DJ/superhero mashup or just your favorite social networking site, the cosplaying fans at San Diego Comic-Con 2013 didn't disappoint when it came to showing off their passionate creativity for all things costumed.
Scroll through our gallery of some of the more creative, outlandish, unexpected, and -- in one instance -- out-and-out creepy costumes from the Con floor. … Read more