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Marvel Minimates: Silver Age X-Men and Secret Wars Figures in Fall

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In the "Diamond Select: Minimates" panel at Comic-Con, Diamond Select announced some of the newest toys on from the blocky, fan-favorite line of Minimates.

In addition to the new Secret Wars set (left), the upcoming Silver Age X-Men set features the original cast of the X-Men team, including Iceman, Marvel Girl, Cyclops, and Beast (below), and featuring interchangable civilian heads for Marvel Girl and Cyclops. Both are slated to hit

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‘Foxtrot’ Holds Own Comic-Con

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After reading our guide to staying home from Comic-Con, reader Kiel Phegley noted that the characters of the "Foxtrot" newspaper strip recently decided to take our advice and simulate all the "fun" of the San Diego experience from the comfort of their homes.

Given that Comic-Con is

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Staying Home from San Diego: A Con of One’s Own

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Comic Con. It's almost here. Can you feel it? Are you ready?

No, of course not. You're not going. While all of your friends are packing bags and taking out second mortgages for the Nerd Prom, you're looking forward to a "What Not to Wear" marathon, nine bags of eviscerated pork rinds, and a desperate struggle to stave off the tears that well behind the glassy veneer of your bloodshot, disappointed eyes. Just like

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Stay Classy, Comic-Con: Mattel’s ‘Brains vs. Babes’

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I cannot lie: I am impressed by the brainwave technology behind Mindflex and the Star Wars Force Trainer, because making things levitate with your mind is pretty cool. Less cool? Creating a tournament where Comic-Con attendees face off

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Link Ink — Nerd Prom, Stitch Wars

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-- The Bear and Bird Gallery in Lauderhill, FL is exhibiting Stitch Wars this Saturday, an army of more than hundred hand-stitched morsels of adorable Star Wras figures collected from all over the world.

-- Grab your coattails and pocket protectors, folks, it's time for

CBLDF Auction Coming at Comic-Con

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The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) is planning a big auction at Comic-Con next month in collaboration with the comic shop Things from Another World, selling art from generous comics creators to raise funds for the first amendment rights charity.

If you're a creator, get on board this train and pull the whist

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Comic-Con Hookups: True or False?

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Penthouse Magazine just ran a piece on "Geek Love," where they describe how Comic-Con has become a new hot spot for hookups. I'm always slightly skeptical whenever the mainstream press decides to sensat

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‘Fables’ Forum at Comic-Con: Hold Onto your Hats

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With a stage full of almost as many folks as had taken the same stage for Friday's Vertigo panel, the creative team behind Fables, Jack of Fables, and House of Mystery led the capacity crowd in an informative roundtable discussion early Sunday afternoon at Comic-Con. Being the thoughtful folks they are, they even brought gifts for attendees in the form of a very special Comic-Con exclusive: a one-page Fables stor

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Paying Tribute to the King at Comic-Con

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An all-star cast of creators joined Mark Evanier for his annual Jack Kirby tribute at Comic-Con Sunday morning. Sharing the stage with Evanier were creators and Kirby devotees Neil Gaiman, Erik Larsen and Darwyn Cooke. Told

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Warren Ellis Addresses His “Children” at Comic-Con

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Living up to his reputation during a candid two-hour conversation with his fans late Saturday night at Comic-Con, Warren Ellis worked his way through two Red Bull tallboys, a can of Sparks (an alcohol-infused energy drink presented to him by a fan) and, in flagrant disregard of Convention Center policy --to say nothing of the state of California-- a late-in-the panel cigarette

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