COMIC-CON 2010: The Hero Complex collection

July 26, 2010 | 2:10 a.m.
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We can’t get you a date with Harley Quinn or Ramona Flowers, but we can give you every post from the 2010 event in one handy spot.

OVERVIEWS

 In search of the next Christopher Nolan: Studios increasingly are embracing outside-the-box directors to the fanboy genre. Witness Kenneth Branagh’s ‘Thor’ and Michel Gondry’s ‘Green Hornet.’

  The not-ready-for-prime-time convention? Comic-Con has struggled to stay clean – or at least clean enough for the family audience that organizers say they want to attract. 

FILM & COMICS

  Marvel stages a superhero panel, and a rock concert breaks out

  Harrison Ford gives ‘Cowboys & Aliens’ an otherwordly feel

  Mark Ruffalo on Hulk

 ‘ Green Lantern’ and the wide-eyed kid — sweet emotion or staged promotion?

  Wesley Snipes and Antoine Fuqua delve into comics with ‘After Dark’

  Harrison Ford makes first trip to Comic-Con

  Slowly but surely, ‘Let Me In’ builds some goodwill

Daniel Craig

  Tom Felton already misses ‘Harry': ‘It’s bizarre to think of my life without the movies.’

  Zack Snyder’s ‘Sucker Punch’ goes for grrrl power

 ‘Green Lantern’ Ryan Reynolds flashes his ring, and fans smooch it

  ‘Harry Potter’ fans ‘disappointed’ by Warner Bros. panel

  ‘Shockwave, Darkside’ looks for a home

  Harry Potter’ fans camp out and hope for Hall H magic

  A new generation of heroines

  ‘The Green Hornet’ tries to buzz

  ‘Super’ makes a swell start

  Guillermo del Toro isn’t afraid of … much of anything

  ‘Skyline’ — destroying Los Angeles once again

  Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell, Eva Mendes take on the fanboys

  Michel Gondry’s two favorite movies? ‘RoboCop’ and ‘Back to the Future’

  Nicolas Cage gets mad in ‘Drive Angry3D’

Chris Hemsworth Comic-Con

  The unlikely politics of Robert Rodriguez’s ‘Machete’

  Hard-Bullied Comics plays up the music

  ‘Star Wars’ day and ‘The Empire Strikes Bank’

  A boom in digital comics portends big changes for readers

  Joss Whedon and J.J. Abrams. ‘Nuff said.

  Seth Rogen looks for a ‘Green Hornet’ buzz at Comic-Con

  ‘Scott Pilgrim’ versus San Diego

  Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren vehicle ‘RED’ brings in the disenfranchised from the cold

  At panel for Sylvester Stallone’s ‘Expendables,’ world’s testosterone shortage is remedied

•  ‘Battle: Los Angeles’ has video game flair, at least when it comes to destroying the City of Angels

  Jeff Bridges returns for ‘Tron: Legacy’ (both of him)

  Guillermo del Toro scares up a ‘Haunted Mansion’ film for Disney

  DC Comics starts a new film era with Green Lantern, Geoff Johns and Diane Nelson

•  Hollywood invades the Scott Pilgrim comics

  ‘Tron: Legacy’ poised to take center stage in San Diego

  Edward Scissorhands, Hellboy and Stan Lee on Con scene

TELEVISION

Comic Con 2010

  Saying goodbye to ‘Smallville’

  ‘Human Target’ expands its cast of characters

  ‘Nikita’ debuts and Maggie Q says ‘Dudes are gonna love it!’

  ‘Simpsons’ collectibles from around the world

  Olivia Munn is in the house

  ‘Caprica’ tequila shots and a sobering Showtime panel

  ‘Stargate Universe’ and ‘Caprica’ — a Syfy double feature

  Bruce Campbell’s ‘Burn Notice’ TV movie

  ‘Glee’ will do ‘Rocky Horror’ episode

  ‘Mythbusters” Adam Savage Is Headed to Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Man Cave’

  ‘The Simpsons’ get ‘Glee’-ful for upcoming season

   Seth MacFarlane does ‘Family Guy’ live

  Linda Hamilton signed to play mom on ‘Chuck’

  ‘True Blood’ brings 3rd season spoiler reel as ‘gift’ to fans

  Daniel Dae Kim talks about the ‘Lost’ ending at Comic-Con

  ‘Walking Dead’ producers promise George Romero-esque bloodshed

  Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak will guest star on ‘Big Bang Theory’

Comic-Con 2010: Los Angeles Times Photo Booth
 ETC.

  Silent Stage Gallery’s twisted takes on Disney icons — what would Walt think?

  Darth Vader’s helmet — do not underestimate the price tag

  Video — Between the panels of fandom

  Wonder Woman’s invisible jet for sale…not!

  The Comic-Con surprise, a little less surprising each year

  Warner working on Green Lantern video game

  Tokyopop, video games, dead things and other preview night observances

  The Masquerade brings a bit of Vegas to San Diego

DUELS

  Stabbing disrupts Hall H activity — but only briefly

Photo: Six-time Comic-Con attendee Catherine Fisher, 29, of San Diego, is costume as Harley Quinn from the Batman universe. Credit: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times. There’s more where that came from.  Second: Daniel Craig of “Cowboys & Aliens” (Kevin Winter/Getty Iamges). Third: Crhis Hemsworth, star of “Thor” (Jerod Harris/Getty)  Fourth: Comic-Con attendee dressed as Batman at the San Diego Convention Center. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images)

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