Bitch Planet leggings now available —and in larger sizes

Bitch Planet—the comic by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine DeLeandro that launched "Noncompliant" meme has expanded to a line of leggings from Bombsheller. DeConnick...

SDCC ’15: We talk cape snaps, controversy and cons with the Batgirl of Burnside...

At SDCC '15 I talked with the Burnside Batgirl crew about their creative origins, how the look that launched a thousand cosplays came to be, how to handle creative criticism, and their earliest con experiences.

SDCC ’15 Photo Essay – Cosplay Culture

If you're into cosplay, Saturday night is made for fighting the lines to get into the annual masquerade contest. Here are a few backstage...

Marvel panel at NYCC Special Edition reveals no Secret Wars reboot

We give you the low-down on the best of Marvel news from their NYCC: Special Edition panel. Secret Wars, Lando, new Iron Man and more.

Batman in Dior

Girl in Dior has been getting great press worldwide for its depiction of one of the most influential premiere collections in fashion history, but...

Fashion alert: Hot Topic offers line of Avengers apparel from Her Universe

Nerd girl fashion is popular...and stylish. Her Universe, the fashion line started by Ashley Eckstein, has been setting the trend for much of this and now they've teamed with Hot Topic to offer a line of Avengers outfits. Rather than cybernetic body armor and purple pants it heads more towards fishnets and sleeveless dresses. You can pre order it here.

Other colors you can get THAT dress in do not include gold

Last night twitter nation became one as never before—from Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato and Gerard Way to millions of Tweets around the world, everyone was obsessed with the optical illusion of what color this dress is:

Harley Quinn inspires new Hot Topic clothing collection (+giveaway!)

Fandom-inspired fashion certainly isn't going anywhere; gone are the days of unisex, potato-sack tees as companies like WeLoveFine, Hot Topic and other retailers capitalize...

Sports Moment: Jets QB Geno Smith hits a new low with poorly styled outfit

If you are a New York Jets fan, as I am, you know that the best part about supporting this team is finding out...

Underoos are back from Hot Topic —and they’re for adults

Going about your business clad in the underwear of a superhero is a god given right, and it's not just for cosplay any more: Hot Topic is now offering DC underoos in adult sizes including Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, and Captain America. Please note, these are actually branded Underoos, after a a long ago brand of child sized superheroic undies, as our pal Paul at Idle Hands revealed:

Hurry! $14 sale at the Comics Beat TeePublic store

Speaking of that gifting time of the year, we've just partnered with TeePublic to offer the first ever Comics Beat TeePublic Store. TeePublic is a site that offers shirts designed by independent artists—there are hundreds of designs available, smashing up all your favorite pop culture icons and slogan, but The Beat staff has specially curated a store just for our readers. It is hard to choose! AND there's a $14 sales on all shirts until tomorrow—shirts are normally $20 so it's a good deal! And we'll soon have a special Beat t-shirt up in our store as well.

DesignerCon Tells a Toy Story All Its Own

By David Nieves Even though Los Angeles is the entertainment capital of the world, ten years ago, you’d be remiss to find comic conventions, toy...