As the San Diego Comic-Con winds down and Southern California starts to restore its depleted supply of face paint and "Star Wars" costumes, we're taking a look back at the five biggest stories to come out of the nation's biggest comic convention.
1. Surprise Visit From Batman and Superman
One of the biggest surprises came from DC Comic world, which revealed the first footage from the highly anticipated "Batman vs. Superman" film.
The movie is still in the middle of shooting in Detroit, so the crowd went extra-wild when Batman and Superman, also known as Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, showed up to greet the crowd.
2. 'Game of Thrones' Reveals New Characters (And Blooper Reel) Along with Winter, there will be plenty of new faces coming to Westeros. At the panel for the popular HBO show, the producers announced a total of nine new actors joining the series.
Along with the major casting news, was the revealing of an official "Game of Thrones" blooper reel.
Suddenly all the blood, violence and white walkers doesn't look quite so scary.
3. 'Hunger Games' Gives Fans Glimpse of 'Mockingjay'
"Hunger Games" fans were given a small teaser for the latest movie, scheduled to come out later this year. While small teasers were released last month, this footage of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1" revealed little, but only seemed to get the crowd more excited about the film.
For everyone unable to get to San Diego, the trailer will be released next week.
4. 'Avengers' Goes Big With 'Age of Ultron' Reveal
One of the most eagerly anticipated comic book films isn't even scheduled to be released until next year. But that didn't stop fans from screaming extra loud during the "Avengers" panel.
Director Joss Whedon screened footage that left plenty of audience members in shock. The footage showed the "Avengers" enjoying some fun before facing one of their biggest foes yet.
5. Stephen Colbert Goes Method for Hobbit Comic-Con Panel
Who knew the late-night host was such a fan-boy? Stephen Colbert moderated the last "Lord of the Rings/Hobbit" Panel while dressed in full costume this week.
The panel was extra special for those involved, since the final film in the "Hobbit" trilogy, is out this December. With no more Tolkien books to film, it could mean the large interconnected group of "Hobbit" and "Lord of the Ring" crew members might not be at Comic-Con for a while.
But Colbert has made the most of his connections to Peter Jackson. He will make a cameo appearance in the final "Hobbit" film this December.