Marvel comic book icon Stan Lee, filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola and the Captain America Monster Truck were among the special appearances on Saturday at Comic-Con, San Diego's annual event held at the convention center.
Stan Lee, best known as the creator of Spider Man, X-Men and the Fantastic Four was on hand to reveal details about an upcoming digital book called "The Seekers," including details about the story behind the work for MTV Comics and information to let artists and writers know how to submit their work in hopes of collaborating on the project.
Filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola will appear to promote his new film, "Twixt" a gothic romance horror movie to star Val Kilmer.
One day after the premier of "Captain America: The First Avenger," Marvel Entertainment and Feld Motor Sports will unveil the Captain America Monster Truck, a 10,000-pound 1,500-horsepower beast which cost more than $250,000.
Neil Vanderberg, the lead designer of Monstergeddon: Superhero Smash Up, where the truck will be used to perform stunts next summer, will give interviews.
Spiritual guru Deepak Chopra and comic book writer Grant Morrison will discuss the superhero's role in the social fabric, and the meaning of the superhero archetype.
Other noteworthy events for the day include a panel discussion from Activision and Marvel representatives on upcoming video games, a sketch class with DC artist Adam Hughes and an appearance by stars of television series' Family Guy, Futurama, Community and The Simpsons.
Comic-Con started in 1970 as a modest comic book fair and has since grown into a premier pop culture extravaganza for the fantasy-minded. With a four-day attendance of 126,000, the event has become a major Hollywood marketing tool.
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