Take Two for July 22, 2013

Comic-Con: TV overshadows film, female themes proliferate

San Diego Prepares For Comic-Con International 2013

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Myke Soler (C) of California walks outside the San Diego Convention Center dressed as a clone trooper from the "Star Wars" movie franchise with his wife Kimberly Soler during Comic-Con International 2013


ABC previewed the first episode of its upcoming superhero TV series "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." at Comic-Con in San Diego on Friday, July 19, 2013.

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.

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