Comic-Con opens in San Diego

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Yesterday was the official first day of San Diego Comic Con following Preview Night last night, and that means that stuff happened! The panels have commenced, the pictures are starting to surface, and here are some of those points of interest.

  • AMC's The Walking Dead booth gives everyone the Madame Tussad experience by letting attendees pose as one of Michonne's armless pet. They will most likely get to keep their arms, unless wax Michonne comes to life. Oh my god, I just pitched Night at the Convention!

  • Attention Browncoats: Go to The Mary Sue to find out when you'll be able to see the Firefly reunion panel on TV, because you know that 13 episodes and a movie was never enough.

  • There might not be any new movies rom the DC universe after The Dark Knight Rises and the new Superman come out, but the CW screened its new Green Arrow show — entitled Arrow — last night. G4 has a recap.

  • Bleeding Cool has reviews of three shows that are premiering this fall: The Following, 666 Park, and Cult. One of them (666 Park) has Terry O'Quinn in it, so it will probably be mysterious. Also, the whole "Number of the Beast" thing doesn't scream "ABC Family."

  • Ahead of the Adult Swim panels, the creators of The Venture Bros., Doc Hammer and Jackson Publick, have discussed on Huffington Post how they've so successful incorporated LGBT characters into their show, saying that actually, they are also not women, nor former boy adventurers, nor necromancers, so writing a character with different sexuality is not actually that big of a deal. Hey, how about that? S.P.H.I.N.X.!

  • Remember that time Comic Con was about comic books and nothing else? There are still comic book things happening there, everyone! AV Club has a look at all the comics… that are being adapted into TV shows and movies. Okay, that was not what I was going for, but I'll take it. Among the planned adaptations: Joe Cornish adapting the graphic novel Rust and a TV series based on Zenescope's Alice in Wonderland graphic novels.

  • And, let's not forget that this is the very last Comic Con that will feature a Twilight panel. Until it's rebooted. The Hollywood Reporter summarizes the whole thing, which began with a moment for the fan who was killed outside of the convention and included a look at Stephanie Meyers' new movie (directed by Andrew Niccol) The Host.

  • But one of the cooler features was the panel for Sam Raimi's Oz the Great and Powerful, where the trailer was screened, and even though Bruce Campbell was missing from it, it looks pretty great. Fortunately for us, it has hit the web, so head on over to Cinema Blend to give it a watch.