Sunday, July 29, 2007

2007 Comic-Con Coverage: G4, USA Today

If, like us, you were unable to attend this year’s Comic-Con, there is still time to catch the coverage on G4. The four-hour block covering Thursday and Friday will re-air (for about the tenth time this weekend) in just a few hours, followed by a mini-marathon of their new animated series, Code Monkeys - which is pretty good, even though it relies entirely on raunchy non-sequitirs and crude, mean humor.

The coverage was actually pretty darned good and they got to speak to a lot of celebrities and bring us a lot of movie news, even though the comics news was... sparse, to say the very least. Luckily for y’all, you’ve got us, and we’ve got a plethora of comics news coming your way (some of which may be a little dated by now, but it’s still “news”). The event eventually sold-out, so G4 really was the only way you could attend by proxy unless you were lucky enough to have gotten tickets early or just in the nick of time.

I was interested to hear their assessment of Hollywood’s invasion of the event, with one USA Today editor noting that it had robbed the event of its spirit and suggesting that many hardcore fans are no longer interested because it’s such a hassle to fight the crowds - many of whom are not necessarily comics fans, but there to see celebrities and sneak peeks at upcoming movies. USA Today actually had some pretty good coverage of the event, but G4 was the “exclusive” TV network covering the con.

I’m sure they’ll be rerunning the shows throughout the week and probably for some time to come, but seeing as how it’s been on perpetually all weekend, it may be a week or two before you get a second chance, so if you don’t feel like reading...

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