Nisha Gopalan

Comic-Con: Disney pitches 'Bolt' and Pixar teases 'Up'


We’ve seen creepy (Jokers), dorky (a corpulent Superman or two),and skimpy (the ladies at the Spirit booth) — but Disney Animation was on hand topony over the cute. Employing a rare less-talk-more-visuals ethic largelymissing from this year’s Comic-Con, the studio started by unveiling close to 20minutes of Nov.

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Building Comic-Con

In 1970, 300 comic-book fans convened in the basement of a dumpy San Diego hotel for the first Comic-Con. Conceived as a peaceful nerd Eden where fanboys could score a dusty back issue of The X-Men or an autograph from its co-creator Jack Kirby, the annual four-day convention was so far under Hollywood’s radar that the only ”stars” who showed up in those early years were Frank Capra and Chuck Norris.

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First Look: Spider-Man goes ape!

”Marvel Apes Issue 1” Variant Cover (out Sept. 17)

Courtesy of Marvel

King Kong. Curious George. Clint Eastwood’s buddy in Every Which Way but Loose. All pioneering simians, all troublemakers. Come Sept. 3, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Daredevil, and their compadres will join these ranks when Marvel Comics, in a bid to duplicate the success of the Marvel Zombies franchise, re-envisions its marquee superhumans as…apes. Creepy apes.

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