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Marvel & Netflix at SDCC: Luke Cage, The Defenders, and Daredevil S3

Marvel & Netflix at SDCC: Luke Cage, The Defenders, and Daredevil S3

This year's San Diego Comic-Con has officially kicked off, and Marvel and its streaming video partner Netflix were present to reveal a number of new series on the way, building on their success with Daredevil and Jessica Jones. Adding to April's announcement of a new series for The Punisher were debut trailers for Luke Cage, The Defenders, and Iron Fist.

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Google Comics Bubble Zoom makes digital books unique

Google Comics Bubble Zoom makes digital books unique

This week the folks at Google have taken their Google Books platform to a new level at SDCC. Comic books - those participating in the project - will be coming alive (so to speak) with a service called Bubble Zoom. This feature will allow portions of each comic page to zoom and grow when a user's finger moves overhead. This could make the entire medium change and inspire comic artists to change the way they create comics. If nothing else, this feature will certainly make each page pop.

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These Star Wars and My Little Pony collectibles will be Comic-Con exclusives

These Star Wars and My Little Pony collectibles will be Comic-Con exclusives

San Diego Comic-Con kicks off tonight with a special preview of the show, and Hasbro will be arriving at the convention with a bunch of limited edition collectibles in tow. The collectibles on offer cover a range of franchises, from Hasbro's own My Little Pony and Transformers to licensed collectibles from the Star Wars universe. These collectibles will be available exclusively at Comic-Con while the convention is taking place, with Hasbro saying it will make a limited number of them available at its online store once Comic-Con wraps on Sunday.

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New Sonic the Hedgehog game teased for 25th anniversary

New Sonic the Hedgehog game teased for 25th anniversary

It may (or may not) surprise you to find out that Sonic, our little blue hedgehog friend from the 1990s, turns 25 this year. Despite a number of rocky releases in recent years, the Blue Blur is still kicking and shows no signs of slowing down, as Sonic Team lead Takashi Iizuka has teased a new game to go along with the character's 25th anniversary.

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Comic-Con to launch its own streaming service this May

Comic-Con to launch its own streaming service this May

San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC), the annual event that serves as the hub of things once considered geeky but are now mainstream, has revealed that it's going to launch its own streaming service this year in an attempt to provide more news and entertainment than a single convention can hold. Scheduled to debut as a beta on May 7th (also known as Free Comic Book Day), the service, dubbed Comic-Con HQ, will act as a backstage pass to panels and events at the July event, in addition to offering movies and TV shows.

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Suicide Squad trailer released

Suicide Squad trailer released

The trailer you're about to see shows the villains of the DC Comics universe rallying together in a film called Suicide Squad. This film is based on the comic series of the same name. Here you're going to see characters like The Joker and Harley Quinn working for the government in discreet operations the likes of which would never otherwise be executed. This is Suicide Squad. This movie is going to be really strange. It's going to mix up what's right and wrong. It's going to ask questions that'll go completely unanswered.

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First Heroes Reborn trailer unveiled at Comic-Con

First Heroes Reborn trailer unveiled at Comic-Con

While the original TV series Heroes may have fizzled out several years ago, NBC announced a few months back that it was bringing the show back, and at San Diego Comic-Con on Sunday, the first trailer for Heroes Reborn was shown. Running over three minutes long, the new trailer shows that much of the show focuses on humans that are "enhanced" with special powers and how they're persecuted, along with introducing a number of new characters.

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Batman v Superman director arrives at SDCC in new Batmobile

Batman v Superman director arrives at SDCC in new Batmobile

DC Comics fans at San Diego Comic-Con were treated to the ultimate bit of fan service on Friday night while waiting for next morning's panel on the new Batman v Superman movie. Some of those in line the longest had reportedly been waiting 10 hours or so, and at around midnight, when their surprise arrived, everyone still had another 10 hours to go until the panel started. It was during this moment that none other than the new Batmobile roared down the street, coming to a stop in front of the building, with director Zack Snyder behind the wheel.

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’s Comic-Con trailer is pitch-perfect

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’s Comic-Con trailer is pitch-perfect

Rebooting a 60s franchise without slipping into camp or cliché is tricky, but it seems 2015's The Man from U.N.C.L.E. may well manage it. The Guy Ritchie spy film has been more than a little overshadowed by the usual roster of superhero blockbusters, but if the latest five minute trailer for the movie from Comic-Con 2015 is anything to go by, it could be a safer bet for your theater dollars. Set during the 1960s, it brings together the best of US and Russian secret agents to foil a nuclear bomb plot.

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This new Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer has us picking sides

This new Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer has us picking sides

Comic-Con 2015 isn't just an excuse for awesome cosplay and meeting stars, it's also brought a new Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer. The hotly-anticipated superhero movie picks up where the last Superman film left off, with the trailer giving not only a glimpse at new characters like Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor, but some insight into just why Batman is so angry at the Man of Steel.

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Fear the Walking Dead world premiere: the rise of walkers starts August 23

Fear the Walking Dead world premiere: the rise of walkers starts August 23

After those short, frustrating, not-worth-watching teasers, AMC has given the people what they want: the 'world premiere' of its new series Fear the Walking Dead. That is, three minutes of it. We get a look at exactly what we've been promised: the world before the walkers arrive, and the chaos that results from their sudden and quite unanticipated arrival. The teasers from before have been stitched together, and the picture they form is heart pounding.

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Star Wars 9 director rumored coming from Jurassic World

Star Wars 9 director rumored coming from Jurassic World

One "special guest" set to be in attendance tonight at Disney's official Star Wars panel has been tipped: Colin Trevorrow. This is the director of Jurassic World and Safety Not Guaranteed - so calling him a quickly rising star would be a gross understatement. At this point on Twitter, Trevorrow has said absolutely nothing about SDCC - no mention whatsoever - and hasn't said anything about any subject since the 5th of July. While an absence of Tweets isn't a guarantee of anything, the director of one of the biggest pop-culture phenomenons of the year not saying anything about Jurassic World happenings at the biggest comic convention of the year isn't exactly normal. He's probably in San Diego right this minute.

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