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Stories for July 26, 2008

KPBS Comic-Con News

July 26
By Kenger and KPBS Public Broadcasting

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July 26
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

What Would Neil Patrick Harris Do?

July 26
By Beth Accomando and KPBS Comic-Con News
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Teen blogger Tony Weidinger gets sent to Guantanamo. (Beth Accomando)

Sam & Max Creator Steve Purcell

July 26
By Andy Trimlett and KPBS Comic-Con News

In this season, "we're traveling around [more than in the first], and amping up the bizarre scenarios." & But really, it doesn't matter where this dog and rabbit go, or what story they're involved in, for Steve, "The plot existed to give the characters things to say to each other."

Shonen Recommendations for Young Readers

July 26
By Eva Volin and KPBS Comic-Con News

Although one of the easiest places to find shonen manga is in

Can't Miss Comic-Con Exclusive Artist Sketchbooks

July 26
By James Sime and KPBS Comic-Con News

One of the most exciting things about Comic-Con is the exclusive limited edition sketchbooks from my favorite artists. What could be better than to pick up one of these from the artist responsible? I spent the day yesterday scouring the Con floor to find the best of the best.

Exclusive Interview with Eddie Campbell

July 26
By Neil Kendricks and KPBS Comic-Con News

KPBS Comic-Con News

July 26
By Andy Trimlett and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Her Lips AREN'T Sealed - Former Go-Go Jane Wiedlin Promotes New Comic Lady Robotika

July 26
By Kim Nyhous and KPBS Comic-Con News

I've always been a big fan of

KPBS Comic-Con News

July 26
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

KPBS Comic-Con News

July 26
By Andy Trimlett and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Goon, The Movie? Yup!

July 26
By Patrick Broemeling and KPBS Comic-Con News

KPBS Comic-Con News

July 26
By Jsime and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Panels Noticeably Absent: Reaper

July 26
By Aaron McFarland and KPBS Comic-Con News
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Video Games Live Rocks San Diego

July 26
By Andy Trimlett and KPBS Comic-Con News

Hearing the three rows of the chorale sing what I've heard during so many late nights on

KPBS Comic-Con News

July 26
By Nkendricks and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Tara McPherson at Comic-Con

July 26
By Neil Kendricks and KPBS Comic-Con News

KPBS Comic-Con News

July 26
By Knyhous and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Manga Tells All Kinds of Stories

July 26
By David Serchay and KPBS Comic-Con News
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While some might have the impression that

Bursting the Comic Book Speculation Bubble

July 26
By Thomas J. McLean and KPBS Comic-Con News

Nothing for me epitomizes those times like the conversation I had with one woman while standing in another autograph line in which she bragged extensively about the collection of near-perfect mint condition

KPBS Comic-Con News

July 26
By Pbroemeling and KPBS Public Broadcasting

KPBS Comic-Con News

July 26
By Aaron McFarland and KPBS Public Broadcasting

KPBS Comic-Con News

July 26
By Andy Trimlett and KPBS Public Broadcasting

KPBS Comic-Con News

July 26
By Nkendricks and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Mike Mignola on Hellboy at Comic-Con

July 26
By Beth Accomando and KPBS Comic-Con News

KPBS Comic-Con News

July 26
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July 26
By Tmclean and KPBS Public Broadcasting

GhostBUSTers: The Video Game

July 26
By Joe Spurr and KPBS Comic-Con News

Quick Draw Showdown at the Comic-Con

July 26
By Beth Accomando and KPBS Comic-Con News

KPBS Comic-Con News

July 26
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

KPBS Comic-Con News

July 26
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KPBS Comic-Con News

July 26
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Al Jaffee Talks About Life Before MAD Magazine

July 26
By Patrick Broemeling and KPBS Comic-Con News

One of his first jobs was developing a comic relief title called "Inferior Man" to run as a backup in Will Eisner's comic

KPBS Comic-Con News

July 26
By Pbroemeling and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Manga Has Crossover Appeal

July 26
By Eva Volin and KPBS Comic-Con News
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Popular crossover manga includes Bleach, Naruto and Fullmetal Alchemist (Viz Media)

That's Shojo to You

July 26
By Eva Volin and KPBS Comic-Con News

As a children's librarian, I see new comics fans born every day. Increasingly, these fans are female and what they're reading is

Bleach Creator Comes to Comic-Con

July 26
By Tony Weidinger and KPBS Comic-Con News
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Tite Kubo makes his first appearance at this year's Comic-Con. (Viz Media)

KPBS Comic-Con News

July 26
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July 26
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Dexter: Comic-Con's Favorite Serial Killer

July 26
By Angela Carone and KPBS Comic-Con News

There were some boo's in the audience when the CBS version was mentioned -- clearly some people wanted

KPBS Comic-Con News

July 26
By Tweidinger and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Harry Potter and Zubo

July 26
By Andy Trimlett and KPBS Comic-Con News

In this version, which supposedly features "new, action-packed sequences" where you get to "fly as Harry Potter, play Quidditch, mix up magical potions," and even duel, according to John Fenno, the game's product manager. Games based off of movies are rarely worth a salt, but according to John there is a crew from the movie dedicated to ensuring the game lives up to the standards of the movie. And the bespectacled magician's creator, J.K. Rowling, is even overseeing the project, so I'll cross my fingers for this one. This new installment of Harry Potter is made for the Wii, so if they can manage to really take advantage of the motion-sensing capabilities of the Wiimote - making it feel like you're really mixing potions, for example - then they'll be well on their way to making a winner. The broom race seemed to be a good start, so we'll see.

True Blood: A New Alan Ball HBO Show

July 26
By Aaron McFarland and KPBS Comic-Con News
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Sookie is a bar waitress in a small Louisiana town. She has a secret "affliction," she can read minds. For her, it can be a real curse. She answers unasked questions. Having a boyfriend is all but impossible -- imagine hearing the unedited thoughts of a high school boy making a move on you. One day a tall, dark and handsome man walks into the bar and sits down. His mind is silent. Sookie is instantly drawn to him. He's different. He's a vampire.

Free Poster Frenzy at Comic-Con

July 26
By Angela Carone and KPBS Comic-Con News
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KPBS Comic-Con News

July 26
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting

KPBS Comic-Con News

July 26
By Andy Trimlett and KPBS Public Broadcasting