San Diego Comic-Con comes but once a year, and when it does, it delivers with a vengeance. Much more than just a gathering of comic book geeks, it brings together thousands of fans, creators, executives, journalists and enthusiasts to reveal details and share previews of some of the biggest properties in movies, television and interactive media. You can follow all of the action over at MTV’s Movies Blog and at MTV News’ Splash Page, both of which will have up-to-the-minute updates on all of the most hotly-anticipated titles in the film universe, from “Thor” to “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” to “The Expendables” to “Green Lantern” to whatever else happens to show up. It should be an incredible long weekend of interviews, previews and exclusives, and MTV News will be live on site and on the pulse for the duration.
In order to prepare yourself for all of this awesomeness, we present to you the official video playlist of San Diego Comic-Con 2010. There are a number of videos devoted to geekdom (American Hi-Fi’s “The Geeks Get the Girls,” Jason Mraz’s “Geek in the Pink”), at least one song from the soundtrack to “Batman Forever” (Seal’s “Kiss From a Rose”), a tribute to the host state and the ladies therein (Katy Perry’s “California Gurls”), a track from “Iron Man 2” (AC/DC’s “Shoot to Thrill”) and Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the U.S.A.” just for good measure. There are also a handful of videos that have comic book overtones, like Peter, Bjorn and John’s “Young Folks” and Pearl Jam’s “Do the Evolution” (the latter of which was directed by “Spawn” creator Todd McFarlane).
But we begin with a classic clip that stands as possibly the greatest comic book-inspired video of all time: A-Ha’s “Take On Me.”