KPCC's culture maven is back from Comic-Con with tales to tell. He notes that as television is enjoying something of a golden age, its importance has been heightened at Comic-Con. Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, and The Walking Dead all got lots and lots of attention.
Also getting attention, female-themed shows. From the sequel, Hunger Games: Catching Fire, to TV shows like The Vampire Diaries, women are making a big impact on a conference that was once aimed at lonely fanboys.
And the definition of what's appropriate for Comic-Con continues to expand. Mike notes Roseanne Barr was at the convention, promoting a new TV show, as was the venerable hard rock band, Metalica.
Read more from Mike in his pop culture column, Without A Net.