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SDCC 2016: Previews’ Exclusives

Diamond Comic Distributors is offering over 25 extremely limited PREVIEWS exclusives for this year’s Comic-Con International: San Diego (July 20-24). The list includes several variants of Marvel’s Civil War II, an exclusive Outcast cover from Image just in time for the show’s premiere on Cinemax, a slew of Diamond Select Toys items, and more!! Comic-Con attendees will be able to preview the items at the Diamond PREVIEWS booth #2401 and purchase from participating retailers on the show floor.

For more information and to pick up our one-sheet listing retailers on the show floor where you can purchase our SDCC PREVIEWS Exclusives, make sure to visit the Diamond PREVIEWSworld Booth #2401.

Comics & Graphic Novels

SDCC 2016 OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #19

(W) Robert Kirkman (A/CA) Paul Azaceta, Elizabeth Breitweiser

Answers are given and secrets are revealed, as the start of a new story arc finds Kyle and Sidney having a conversation that will change everything. Kyle has never been in more danger. (MAR168714) Limited to 5,000 copies.

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SDCC ROM #1

(W) Chris Ryall, Christos Gage (A) David Messina (CA) J. H. Williams

We’ve been invaded and only a Space Knight can save us! First there was his epic return in this year’s FCBD #0, and now the ongoing tale of ROM begins in earnest! Christos Gage, Chris Ryall, and David Messina kick off the wildest new series of the year as Rom’s war with the Dire Wraiths hits close to home in “Earthfall, part 1!” 24-page kick-off story plus interviews, bonus sketch material and more!

COVER A (MAR168613) – Limited to 3,000 copies

COVER B (MAR168614) — Limited to 3,000 copies

COVER C (MAR168615) – 1:10 Retailer Cover. Limited to 600 copies

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SDCC 2016 CIVIL WAR II #0 COIPEL BLACK & WHITE VARIANT

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) David Marquez (CA) Marko Djurdjevic

From the creative team that brought you House of M and Siege comes a blistering first chapter in Marvel’s new explosive event. Rated T+. (MAR169021) Limited to 6,000 copies.

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(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) David Marquez (CA) Marko Djurdjevic

A new Inhuman, with the ability to profile the future, emerges and the ramifications ripple into every corner of the Marvel Universe. Lines are drawn, bodies fall, and the Marvel Universe will be rocked to it’s very core. The action starts here! Rated T+. (MAR169027) Limited to 7,500 copies.

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SDCC 2016 CIVIL WAR II #2 (OF 7) MICHAEL CHO B&W VAR

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) David Marquez (CA) Marko Djurdjevic

As the Marvel Universe reels from the events of the first issue, Tony Stark decides to take matters (and the law) into his own hands and declares war on the Inhumans. But not everyone agrees with Tony’s perspective and they are willing to die trying to stop him. Rated T+. (MAR169183) Limited to 7,500 copies.

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SDCC 2016 CIVIL WAR II #3 (OF 7) MICHAEL CHO B&W VAR

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) David Marquez (CA) Marko Djurdjevic

One of the biggest heroes in the Marvel Universe will fall! Who it is and how and why will divide fans for years to come. Will the heroes of the Marvel Universe survive the unthinkable happening? The fallout to this issue is enormous! Rated T+. (MAR169184) Limited to 7,500 copies.

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SDCC 2016 STAR WARS: HAN SOLO #1 LUPACCHINO VARIANT

Everyone’s favorite scoundrel gets his very own series! Han is given a top-secret undercover mission for the Rebellion – rescuing a number of informants and spies. His cover for the assignment? Only the biggest and most infamous starship race in the galaxy! You know – the race Han has dreamt of winning his entire life. Will he keep his mind on the mission? And can he manage to pull it off while keeping the lead? Rated T. (MAR169182) Limited to 7,500 copies.

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SDCC 2016 DEADPOOL #15 MINIMATES VARIANT

(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Mike Hawthorne (CA) Rafael Albuquerque

Civil War II Tie-In! The Mercs for Money hate Deadpool and want out! Wait … isn’t there a new Mercs for Money series launching? How is that going to work? Parental Advisory. (MAR169181) Limited to 7,500 copies.

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SDCC 2016 LUMBERJANES/GOTHAM ACADEMY #1

(W) Chynna Clugston-Flores (A) Rosemary Valero-O’Connell (CA) Mingjue Helen Chen

What’s to Love: We adore DC’s Gotham Academy and it’s been on our wish list to have them somehow meet the Lumberjanes. From the great characters to the fun stories, we saw a world in which these two groups could coexist. Fast forward and here we are-the crossover event we’ve dreamed about and can’t wait to bring to you!

What It Is: Something sinister is happening at a mysterious building deep in the woods, drawing the Lumberjanes and the Gotham Academy kids separately to investigate. Is it a weird cabin? An abandoned asylum? The two groups band together to find out what exactly is going on. (MAR168662) Limited to 3,000 copies.

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SDCC 2016 DOCTOR WHO: SUPREMACY OF THE CYBERMEN #1

(W) George Mann, Cavan Scott (CA) Alessandro Vitti

For the Cybermen’s 50th-anniversary … you will be deleted! Exiled from Gallifrey at the very end of Time, Rassilon, fallen leader of the Time Lords, has been captured by the last of the Cybermen. Now the Cybermen have access to time travel. With it, every defeat is now a victory. Every foe is now dead — or Cyberized. Titan Comics’ 2016 Doctor Who event — and the biggest Doctor Who story of the year — begins here! (MAR168663) Limited to 3,000 copies.

 

SDCC 2016 MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR TPB

Marinette is the sweetest girl in Paris. With a big crush on a boy at school, a big dream of becoming a fashion designer, and a big problem with being totally awkward, she’s just your average teenage girl, right? Did we mention she’s also the crime fighting superhero, Ladybug? Becoming Ladybug is a complicated process! First, Marinette needs a “Kwami,” which is a tiny magical assistant (hers is named Tikki). She also needs a “Miraculous,” which is a magical accessory (hers is a pair of earrings). Tikki uses the Miraculous to transform Marinette. But her Ladybug super powers only work for a limited time! When Hawk Moth uses his mind-controlling, moth-like creatures called akuma to turn people into baddies, it’s up to Ladybug to capture them and save the day! Well, she gets a little help from her superhero friend, Cat Noir… but she insists she doesn’t need him. If only she knew Cat Noir’s true identity – her crush, Adrien! Will Ladybug and Cat Noir be able to balance their double lives and keep Paris safe? Will they ever find out each other’s true identity, or who’s behind Hawk Moth’s mask? Until then – there’s a whole city of baddies to defeat … spots on, claws out! (MAR169038) Limited to 500 copies.

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Merchandise

SDCC 2016 BATMAN ANIMATED SERIES BATMAN LOGO BUST

Batman returns in this all-new exclusive 6” resin bust inspired by the famous logo of Batman: The Animated Series! Drawing his cape around him, the Dark Knight lurks in the shadows while posing atop a pedestal inspired by the iconic show’s art-deco architecture. Packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Varner Studios! (FEB168433) Limited to 1,000 pieces.

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SDCC 2016 ARKHAM CITY HARLEY QUINN PX STATUE

You just can’t keep a good villain down … but a good villain can keep your papers down, and so Icon Heroes is proud to announce the SDCC Exclusive Batman: Arkham Knight Harley Quinn statue paperweight! Made of high quality polystone resin and expertly painted, this 8” statue paperweight  is ready to take over your desk, just like she plans to take over Gotham! (DEC158553) Limited to 2,500 pieces.

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SDCC 2016 DC GALLERY BATMAN TAS B&W ALMOST GOT EM BATMAN FIGURE

He is vengeance! He is the night! He is Batman! Based on his appearance in Batman: The Animated Series episode “Almost Got ‘Im,” this exclusive 9-inch scale PVC figure of Batman captures him in a monochromatic color scheme, alighting on a rooftop with a Batarang at the ready. Sculpted with a high level of detail and featuring exacting paint applications, Batman is in scale to all Femme Fatales and Gallery PVC figures. Packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Varner Studios! (FEB168429) Limited to 2,000 pieces.

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SDCC 2016 DC BOMBSHELLS: CATWOMAN 7” NOIR EDITION VINYL

Based on the pinup-style artwork of Ant Lucia, designed by Pedro Astudillo and sculpted by Anders Ehrenborg, this black-&-white “noir” styled Catwoman stands approximately 7.6″ tall and comes packaged in a display-worthy window box. (JAN168777) Limited to 3,000 pieces.

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SDCC 2016 DC BOMBSHELLS: WONDER WOMAN 7” NOIR EDITION VINYL

Based on the pinup-style artwork of Ant Lucia, designed by Pedro Astudillo and sculpted by Anders Ehrenborg, this black-&-white “noir” styled Wonder Woman stands approximately 7.6″ tall and comes packaged in a display-worthy window box. (JAN168776) Limited to 3,000 pieces.

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SDCC 2016 SUICIDE SQUAD JOKER TATTOO PX 10-INCH PLUSH

This stylized 10” plush based on The Joker’s latest big-screen appearance in Warner Bros.’ Suicide Squad is just what you need if you need to (Affectionately) squeeze out your aggression after a long day. (DEC158553) Limited to 2,500 pieces.

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DCC 2016 POP! HEROES: SWAMP THING FLOCKED SCENTED PREVIEWS EXCLUSIVE VINYL FIGURE

A PREVIEWS Exclusive! Swamp Thing, DC Comics’ swamp monster, joins Funko’s POP! Vinyl Figure line with a special figure that’s available only through PREVIEWS! Standing 3 3/4″ tall, Swamp Thing has an urban, stylized design, a special flocked texture that will make you think he just rose from the muck – and a distinctive scent, to boot! Summon Swamp Thing with this figure! Window box packaging. (DEC158593) Limited to 8,000 pieces.

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SDCC 2016 THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS: BATMAN PREVIEWS EXCLUSIVE BUST BANK (BLOODY VERSION)

A PREVIEWS Exclusive! Frank Miller’s powerful depiction of Batman from his seminal graphic novel Batman: The Dark Knight Returns is sculpted for this new bust bank from Monogram! Made of vinyl, the bank stands roughly 6″ tall and approximately 9″ wide. This piece can serve as a decoration in your office or home, or you can use it to store your loose change! (MAY158329) Limited to 2,000 pieces.

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SDCC 2016 MARVEL GALLERY CAPT MARVEL MOHAWK FIGURE

Prepare to marvel at this new series of PVC figures based on the heroes and heroines of the Marvel Universe! DST’s Marvel Gallery line kicks off with this exclusive variant, capturing Carol Danvers, a.k.a. Captain Marvel, with her distinctive Mohawk hairstyle! This plastic figure of the Kree-powered Avenger is in 9” scale, and features a detailed sculpt and an exacting paint process. She comes packaged in a full-color window box, and is in scale to all Gallery and Femme Fatales PVC figure. Sculpted by Alejandro Pereira! (FEB168427) Limited to 1,500 pieces.

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SDCC 2016 MARVEL GALLERY SPIDER-GWEN UNMASKED PVC FIGURE

One of the most exciting new characters in the Marvel Universe is now an exciting exclusive! The Amazing Spider-Gwen, a spider-powered, hard-rocking Gwen Stacy from a parallel universe, gets unmasked in this exclusive 9-inch scale variant PVC figure! Posed on the side of a New York brownstone, Spider-Gwen is sculpted with a high level of detail and exacting paint applications. Packaged in a full-color window box, she is in scale to other Gallery and Femme Fatales PVC figures. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (FEB168428) Limited to 3,000 pieces.

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SDCC 2016 MARVEL NOW: PX EMMA FROST WHITE COSTUME ARTFX+ STATUE

Based on new artwork by Adi Granov, commissioned exclusively for the statue series, and brought to life by Junnosuke Abe, Emma stands just over 7″ tall in 1/10 scale in her PREVIEWS Exclusive white costume, ready to use her impressive psychic powers with her long jacket and hair flowing around her. (OCT158147) Limited to 2,000 pieces.

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SDCC 2016 MARVEL MINIMATES: THE VISION/SCARLET WITCH 2-PACK

They’re the ultimate power couple! Straight from their appearance in Captain America, Civil War, rookie Avengers Vision and the Scarlet Witch bring their on-screen chemistry to this exclusive Minimates 2-pack! Wanda Maximoff wears her latest movie outfit while Vision wears a snappy suit. Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure measures 2 inches tall and features 14 points of articulation. Packaged in a full-color window box! (FEB168435) Limited to 1,200 pieces.

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SDCC 2016 MARVEL MINIMATES DAREDEVIL NETFLIX 2-PACK

The critically acclaimed TV show is joining the Marvel Minimates line! Based on the popular online TV series Daredevil, this exclusive two-pack of Minimates mini-figures features Daredevil and Punisher in their most recent on-screen looks! Matt Murdock, a.k.a. Daredevil (in his red costume), includes batons and an alternate hairpiece for an unmasked look, while Frank Castle, a.k.a. the Punisher, comes with multiple weapons for bringing the fight to the criminals! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure measures 2 inches tall and features 14 points of articulation. Packaged in a full-color window box! (FEB168430) Limited to 3,000 pieces.

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SDCC 2016 GHOSTBUSTERS MARSHMALLOW PETER ACTION FIGURE

Who ya gonna call? The 1984 horror-comedy classic Ghostbusters is as beloved now as it ever was, and this exclusive action figure captures one of its most beloved characters! The fun-loving spokesman of the Ghostbusters, Peter Venkman gets covered with marshmallow in this exclusive 7-inch scale action figure featuring newly sculpted parts, as well as the standard 16 points of articulation, plus alternate hands, proton pack, neutrino wand and display base. Sculpted by Gentle Giant! (FEB168432) Limited to 3,000 pieces.

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NECA SDCC Exclusive: TMNT Arcade Turtles and Foot Clan Box Sets

NECA has announced not one but two San Diego Comic-Con 2016 exclusive sets! Inspired by the classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 4-player arcade game, they’ll have 4-figure box sets for both the Turtles and the Foot Clan at their booth this summer.

The sets include new sculpts, tons of accessories, and packaging that invokes the classic arcade game.

Pre-orders are being taken now and are almost up, so get them while you can.

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SDCC 2015: Upper Deck’s Exclusives and Debut of UD Gallery!

Upper Deck announced today the launch of UD Gallery, a new portfolio of premium, limited edition posters that feature all original artworks of fan favorite comic and movie characters.

The first release features a striking illustration of acclaimed Marvel Superhero Daredevil against a stained glass mosaic, depicting characters from across the Daredevil universe. This original art piece will be available to collectors as a limited edition print numbered to 250, available exclusively at www.UpperDeckGallery.com with a price of $59.99, and also as a more rare color variant print, available exclusively at Comic-Con International. The variant print is hand numbered to just 100 and comes with a price tag of $99.99.

The company has collaborated with a number of top tier artists to provide fans with a wide variety of illustration styles and prints. New releases will be announced through the UD Gallery website, with one original print and one variant print scheduled to release each month. Each new limited-edition poster will be printed on heavy premium paper using a silk screen or 4-color lithograph process. Prints are all hand numbered and come with an original Certificate of Authenticity (COA).

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SDCC 2015: Magic: The Gathering Origins Pack – Featuring the Planeswalker Anthology

MAGIC: THE GATHERING ORIGINS PACK – FEATURING THE PLANESWALKER ANTHOLOGY

(Ages 13 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $110.99/Available through HasbroToyShop.com or Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)

Be among the first to experience cards from Wizards of the Coast’s highly anticipated new set MAGIC ORIGINS with this special edition box set! This collection includes a set of five cards from MAGIC ORIGINS with exclusive artwork by renowned MAGIC: THE GATHERING card illustrator Wayne Reynolds, spotlighting five PLANESWALKER characters: GIDEON JURA, JACE BELERAN, LILLIANA VESS, CHANDRA NALAAR and NISSA REVANE. The box set also includes THE PLANESWALKER ANTHOLOGY, an exclusive hardcover book exploring the pasts of these PLANESWALKERS. Following the convention, a limited number of sets will be available on HasbroToyShop.com.

SDCC 2015: Alex Ross Art Exclusives

Alex Ross’ acclaimed paintings have reached audiences through the media of comic books, movie posters, and video game packaging. His original artwork has been featured in museums such as the Norman Rockwell Museum in New York City and the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. For this year’s San Diego Comic Con, Alex Ross Art seeks to bring the art to fans in a way that many have never seen it. Attendees will get the chance to see original artwork presented as a brand-new gallery exhibit at Booth #2419 in the convention hall, as well as a variety of ways to own signed prints and books.

Ten new comic art prints will make their way to the convention, which can be purchased singularly or in a limited edition portfolio featuring all ten prints, signed and numbered to 250 along with a bonus matching signed and numbered sketch print of the Secret Wars #0 cover. An exclusive, signed and limited-edition double-size print of the wraparound Secret Wars #0 cover will also be offered for the very first time. This year, Alex Ross Art is releasing new 32-page black-and-white sketchbooks in two limited editions; the softcover edition is limited to only 1,000 copies, whereas the hardcover edition is further limited to only 300 numbered copies. Everything at the exhibit this year will be signed by the artist. Fans can also get their hands on coveted variant and incentive comic books, including Alex Ross Store exclusives, Star Wars, Darth Vader, Princess Leia, and Secret Wars, all signed and with Certificates of Authenticity. Within the gallery section, original artwork and sketches will be on display and available for purchase, including the latest Secret Wars cover art and Marvel 75th Anniversary variants.

Attendees’ first chance to peruse the gallery and purchase the exclusive art, books, and prints will be on Preview Night at the convention, July 8, from 6-9pm. Very limited quantities of all Comic Con International San Diego 2015 exclusives will be available at AlexRossArt.com beginning July 8. Attendees should also prepare themselves for Alex Ross Art’s special announcements for 2016’s Comic Con International.

SDCC 2015: Marvel Unveils Action-Packed Line-Up Of Exclusive Collectibles At San Diego Comic-Con!

Marvel Entertainment is taking this year’s San Diego Comic-Con by storm! And they’re giving fans yet another reason not to miss out on the biggest pop culture event of the year with a lineup of convention exclusives that will be available only at the show! Sure, you’ve already heard about the collectible Marvel pins featuring award-winning artist Skottie Young’s artwork. But that was just the beginning!

With exclusive t-shirt designs, hoodies, variant comics and more featuring your favorite Marvel characters – the Marvel Shop at San Diego Comic-Con (Booth #2329) is your one stop shop for exclusive items from Marvel’s Ant-Man, Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Agent Carter, All-New, All-Different Marvel and more!

With surprises coming all weekend long, no fan can afford to miss out on all the excitement and their chance to bring a piece of the convention home with them!

SDCC 2015: Dynamite’s Panels, Exclusives, and Signings

Dynamite Entertainment has announced details of their appearance at San Diego Comic-Con, hosting panels on Thursday, July 9th, and Friday, July 10th. The panel topics are Dynamite: The Next Ten Years and The Spirit 75th Anniversary, respectively, and will include special guest panelists Gail Simone, Matt Wagner, David Gonzales, Paul Levitz, Michael Uslan, and more. Also, Dynamite is proud to announce the SDCC release of three exclusive comic book variant editions: two pertaining to Will Eisner’s classic crimefighter The Spirit, and one dedicated to the wildly popular television series Bob’s Burgers. Additionally, an exclusive Bob’s Burgers promotional print will be available at the show during a special signing event featuring show creator Loren Bouchard.

The dates, times, locations, and focus of Dynamite’s two panels are summarized below:

Thursday, 7/9/15, 5:45pm – 6:45pm – Dynamite: The Next Ten Years – Join the Dynamite Entertainment team and their star-studded line-up of creative talent as they forecast their game-changing projects of 2016 and beyond, including James Bond, Grumpy Cat, Bob’s Burgers, Vampirella, and more. Special guests David Gonzales (creator of Homies) and Gail Simone (Red Sonja, Swords of Sorrow) will take the stage for a surprise announcements, including awesome developments regarding Grumpy Cat! Attendees will also receive complimentary Homies figurines. Room 6DE.

Friday, 7/10/15, 2:00pm – 3:00pm – Spirit 75th Anniversary Panel – Join Dynamite CEO & publisher Nick Barrucci, new series writer Matt Wagner (Grendel, The Shadow), former DC Comics publisher Paul Levitz, Michael Uslan (film producer and writer of The Boy Who Loved Batman), Dynamite marketing manager Keith Davidsen, and special guests to-be-announced to discuss the creative legacy of industry legend Will Eisner and his most iconic character, The Spirit. Room: 4

Comic book fans will be excited to know that special San Diego Comic-Con exclusive variants of two of Dynamite’s most highly anticipated comic books will be available at the show.

Will Eisner’s The Spirit #1 Comixology Exclusive: Featuring a cover by artist Jenny Frison exclusively created for San Diego Comic-Con, this variant edition (Cover L) can be found only at the Comixology booth (Booth #2547) on Saturday, July 11th.

Bob’s Burgers (Vol. 2) #1 SDCC Retailer Exclusive: Featuring a cover by artist Damon Wong, this variant edition (Cover K) was exclusively created for sale by retailers exhibiting at SDCC. Fans can visit the Diamond Comics booth (Booth #2401) to pick up a flier indicating which retailers on-site will be selling the special comic.

Will Eisner’s The Spirit #1 Award Ceremony Exclusive: Featuring a cover by artist Francesco Francavilla exclusively created as a giveaway for 2015 award ceremonies, this variant edition (Cover G) will be available for free to attendees of the 27th Annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, held on the evening of Friday, July 10th, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.

Finally, Dynamite Entertainment and Diamond Comic Distributors are proud to welcome Loren Bouchard, the creator of Bob’s Burgers, for a signing at the Diamond Booth (#2401) on Friday, July 10th, between 12:00pm and 12:45pm. An exclusive Bob’s Burgers print will be available at the booth for fans to enjoy the beloved cartoonist’s autograph.

SDCC 2015: Image’s Exclusives, Signings, and Panels

Image Comics (booth #2729) is heading to San Diego Comic-Con this year from Wednesday, July 8 through Sunday, July 12. They’ve released information as to what variants you can expect, what panels they’re hosting, and what signings their having.

VARIANTS SOLD AT THE IMAGE BOOTH (booth #2729):

  • CHEW #50 by John Layman & Rob Guillory, $10
  • INJECTION #3 by Warren Ellis & Declan Shalvey, $10
  • MYTHIC #2 by Phil Hester & John McCrea, cover art by Sean Gordon Murphy, $10
  • SHUTTER #13 by Joe Keatinge & Leila del Duca, cover art by Jonathan Hickman, $10
  • STARVE #2 by Brian Wood & Danijel Zezelj, $10
  • WYTCHES by Scott Snyder & Jock, $35
  • THEY’RE NOT LIKE US, VOL. 1 by Eric Stephenson & Simon Gane, $20
  • NOWHERE MEN, VOL. 1 by Eric Stephenson & Nate Bellegarde, $9.99
  • NOWHERE MEN, VOL.1 TP (RED) by Eric Stephenson & Nate Bellegarde, $9.99
  • NOWHERE MEN SHIRT TEAL, W/M XS-XXL, $20
  • NOWHERE MEN SHIRT RED, W/M XS-XXL, $20
  • IMAGE COMICS TEAL SHIRT, W/M XS-XXL, $20

PANELS HOSTED BY IMAGE COMICS:

Thursday, 7/9/15, 2:00p.m. – 3:00p.m., Room: 23ABC
Image Comics: Where Creators Own The Mainstream

The mainstream is whatever we want it to be. Killer robots, ghosts, absurdist comedy, and space adventures aren’t niche, but in comics, we sometimes treat them like they are. In reality? They’re as mainstream as anything else, thanks to their wide-ranging appeal and the astonishing execution from Kody Chamberlain (Punks), Keenan Marshall Keller (The Humans), Chip Zdarsky (Kaptara), Marjorie Liu (Monstress), Alex Grecian (Rasputin), and Michael Moreci (Roche Limit). Come find your new favorite comic.

Friday, 7/10/15, 11:00a.m. – 12:00p.m., Room: 23ABC
Image Comics: Where Creators Own Process

The trick to making comics isn’t finding a specific pen or sitting at the keyboard for hours. You have to do all that, but more importantly, you must figure out the story you want to tell and the best way to tell it. Nick Dragotta & Jonathan Hickman (East of West) go face-to-face with Corinna Bechko & Gabriel Hardman (Invisible Republic) in this wide-ranging discussion on how to make comics from some of the best in the business.

Saturday, 7/11/15, 1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m., Room: 7AB
Image Comics: Where Creators Own Reality

Our entertainment is a reflection of our reality, and the best of our entertainment says something about our world. Ed Brisson (Sheltered), Kelly Sue DeConnick (Bitch Planet), Sina Grace (Self-Obsessed), David Lapham (Stray Bullets), and Brandon Montclare (Rocket Girl) all incorporate the real world into their work in a wide variety of ways. Listen to them talk about the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves.

Saturday, 7/11/15, 4:15p.m. – 5:15p.m., Room: 6DE
Image Comics: Where Creators Own Aesthetics

Your favorite comic shouldn’t look like your other favorite comic, which shouldn’t look like your other other favorite comic. Rob Guillory (Chew), Jamie McKelvie (The Wicked + The Divine), Stuart Moore (EGOs), Lee Loughridge (Deadly Class), Scott Snyder (Wytches), and Joshua Williamson (Nailbiter) know all about creating comics that aren’t like anything else on the shelves. Whether you’re a writer, artist, colorist, or fan, come and learn something new!

Sunday, 7/12/15, 2:00p.m. – 3:00p.m., Room: 7AB
Image Comics: Where Creators Own Imagination

Japanese yokai, boy robots on the run, spaced-out Greek gods, alien deserts, and a world unmoored are but the tip of the iceberg when it comes to work from Ivan Brandon (Drifter), Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine), Tula Lotay (Supreme: Blue Rose), Dustin Nguyen (Descender), Kurtis Wiebe (Rat Queens), and Jim Zub (Wayward). These creators are incredible at channeling imagination into entertainment. What’s their secret?

Spotlight: Jimmie Robinson
Saturday, 7/11/15, 3:00p.m. – 4:00p.m.

From Cyberzone in 1994 to The Empty in 2015, cartoonist Jimmie Robinson (The Empty) has carved out a special place for himself in comics. In this Spotlight presentation moderated by Image Comics’ David Brothers, Jimmie shares the stage with Rob Guillory (Chew), Amanda Meadows (The Devastator), and Jamie Broadnax (BlackGirlNerds.com) for a wide-ranging and fun conversation about living in and around comic books.

Spotlight: Eric Stephenson
Sunday, 7/12/15, 12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m., Room 4

Writer, marketer, publisher—after entering the comics industry in 1992, Eric Stephenson has shown that he knows his way around comic books. As the publisher of Image Comics, Stephenson has overseen an incredible surge in quality and potential for the comics industry. In this special Spotlight panel, Stephenson is going to share his knowledge, anecdotes, and jokes.

Nurturing Talent: What it takes to be a decision Maker
Thursday, 7/9/15, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Room 29AB

It takes a special kind of person to find talent in others and draw the best from them. Seeing the potential in comic creators and learning to nurture that talent is not an easy task, but a very important one. Moderator Mark Waid (Thrillbent) discusses with Eric Stephenson (Image Comics), Chip Kidd (Penguin Random House), Denis Kitchen (founder of CBLDF), Reginald Hudlin (producer, director), and Todd McFarlane (Spawn) how they balance the everyday decisions with big picture-planning.

 

SKYBOUND PANELS:

Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Comics: Thursday, 12:00PM-1:00PM, Room 7AB

Explore the ever-changing comic landscape with Skybound creators and artists including Andy Diggle (Thief of Thieves), Chris Dingess (Manifest Destiny), Shawn Martinbrough (Thief of Thieves), and Joshua Williamson (Birthright, Ghosted). The panel will be moderated by Skybound editorial director Sean Mackiewicz.

Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment Celebrates Five Years: Thursday, 3:30PM-4:30PM, Room 6BCF

Join panel host Geoff Keighley for a discussion with Skybound Entertainment as they celebrate the company’s fifth anniversary. The panel will explore Skybound’s various projects that include properties such as The Walking Dead, Outcast by Kirkman & Azaceta, and the company’s first feature film, AIR, starring Norman Reedus and Djimon Hounsou. Expect exclusive news, special guests, and a first look at the full-length feature trailer for AIR.

AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’: Friday, 12:00PM-1:00PM, Hall H

Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Chandler Riggs, Sonequa Martin-Green, Michael Cudlitz, and Lennie James join executive producer and showrunner Scott M. Gimple, executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, executive producer Dave Alpert, and special effects makeup supervisor and executive producer Greg Nicotero in a panel moderated by Chris Hardwick (The Nerdist, Talking Dead). The panelists will discuss the shocking finale of Season 5 and what to look forward to in Season 6, debuting this fall on AMC. Join the panelists for a Q&A session and an official sneak preview of Season 6.

AMC’s ‘Fear The Walking Dead’: Friday, 1:00PM-2:00PM, Hall H

Cliff Curtis, Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Elizabeth Rodriquez, Lorenzo James Henrie, Ruben Blades and Mercedes Mason join executive producer and showrunner Dave Erickson, executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, executive producer Dave Alpert, and special effects makeup supervisor and executive producer Greg Nicotero to discuss the anticipated series premiere of Fear the Walking Dead coming this summer. Join the panelists for a Q&A session and an official sneak preview of the new series.
Outcast TV Series: Saturday, 3:00PM-4:00PM, Room 6DE

Be the first to get possessed by Outcast! From Cinemax and FOX comes the exclusive first look at the TV adaptation of Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta’s hit comic book by the same name. Outcast chronicles Kyle Barnes; a young man who has been plagued by demonic possession all his life. Now, with the help of the Reverend Anderson, a preacher with personal demons of his own, Kyle embarks on a journey to find answers and regain the normal life he lost. But what Kyle discovers could change his fate, and the fate of the world, forever. Executive producer Chris Black (Desperate Housewives), cast members Patrick Fugit (Almost Famous, Gone Girl), Philip Glenister (Life on Mars), and Wrenn Schmidt (Boardwalk Empire), and special surprise guests, in a panel moderated by Kumail Najiani (HBO’s Silicon Valley) discuss the highly anticipated series and debut a sneak peek of Season 1; coming worldwide in 2016.
SIGNINGS HOSTED AT IMAGE COMICS BOOTH (#2729):

WEDNESDAY, JULY 8

6:30 – 7:30 PM: Rob Liefeld

THURSDAY, JULY 9

10 – 10:45 AM: Ed Brisson & Johnnie Christmas
10 – 10:45 AM: Alex Grecian
10 – 10:45 AM: Steve Orlando
11 – 11:45 AM: Tim Wiesch & Eric Powell
11 – 11:45 AM: Skottie Young
12 – 1:00 PM: Jonathan Layman & Rob Guillory
12 – 1:00 PM: Chip Zdarsky *limited, wristbands required*
1 – 1: 45 PM: Andy Diggle (Skybound table)
1 – 1: 45 PM: Joe Keatinge
1 – 1: 45 PM: Jason Latour *limited, wristbands required*
2 – 2:45 PM: Rob Liefeld *limited, wristbands required*
3 – 3:45 PM: Tom Neely & Keenan Marshall Keller
3 – 3:45 PM: Lee Loughridge & Andy Belanger
3 – 3:45 PM: Jacob Semahn
3 – 3:45 PM: Joe Keatinge (Skybound table)
4 – 4:45 PM: Joe Casey
4 – 4:45 PM: Jim Zub & Edwin Huang
5 – 5:45 PM: Dustin Nguyen
5 – 5:45 PM: Caitlin Kittredge, Cat Staggs, Nicola Scott
6 – 6:45 PM: Nick Dragotta
6 – 6: 45 PM: Tula Lotay

FRIDAY, JULY 10

10 – 10:45 AM: Joe Harris
10 – 10:45 AM: Brandon Montclare
10 – 10:45 AM: Michael Moreci
11 – 11:45 AM: Kurtis Wiebe *limited, wristbands required*
11 – 11:45 AM: Ivan Brandon
11 – 11:45 AM: Landry Walker & Eric Jones
11 – 12:00 PM: Todd McFarlane & Jonboy *limited, wristbands required* (Todd McFarlane Productions table)
12 – 12:45 PM: David Lapham
12 – 12:45 PM: Shawn Martinbrough & Andy Diggle
12 – 12:45 PM: Tim Seeley (Skybound table)
1 – 1:45 PM: Jonathan Hickman, Nick Dragotta, & Nick Pitarra *limited, wristbands required*
1 – 1:45 PM: Gabriel Hardman & Corinna Bechko
2 – 2:45 PM: Paul Azaceta
2 – 2:45 PM: Jason Latour *limited, wristbands required* (Skybound table)
2 – 2:45 PM: Joshua Williamson
3 – 4:45 PM: Scott Snyder & Jock *limited, wristbands required*
5 – 5:45 PM: John Layman & Rob Guillory *limited, wristbands required*
6 – 6:45 PM: Greg Hinkle
6 – 6:45 PM: Stuart Moore
6 – 6:45 PM: Gail Simone

SATURDAY, JULY 11

10 – 10:45 AM: Steven T. Seagle
10 – 10:45 AM: Kody Chamberlain
10 – 10:45 AM: Alec Siegel
11 – 11:45 AM: John Layman & Rob Guillory *limited, wristbands required*
11 – 11:45 AM: Chip Zdarsky *limited, wristbands required*
12 – 12:45 PM: Sina Grace, Daniel Freedman, & Michael Stock
12 – 12:45 PM: Marjorie Liu
12 – 12:45 PM: Joshua Williamson (Skybound table)
1 – 1:45 PM: Dustin Nguyen & Jeff Lemire *limited, wristbands required*
1 – 1:45 PM: Chris Dingess
2 – 3:45 PM: Todd McFarlane *limited, wristbands required* (Todd McFarlane Productions table)
2 – 2:45 PM: Tom Neely & Keenan Marshall Keller (Skybound table)
3 – 3:45 PM: Ivan Brandon (Skybound table)
4:30 – 5:30 PM: Kelly Sue DeConnick *limited, wristbands required*
4:30 – 5:30 PM: Gabriel Ba & Fabio Moon
5:45 – 6:45 PM: Scott Snyder *limited, wristbands required*

SUNDAY, JULY 12

10 – 10:45 AM: Otis Frampton & Tracy Bailey
10 – 10:45 AM: Ken Kristensen
10 – 10:45 AM: Nick Dragotta
11 – 11:45 AM: Sina Grace & Shaun Struble
11 – 11:45 AM: Joshua Williamson
12 – 12:45 PM: Frank Barbiere
12 – 12:45 PM: Jimmie Robinson
12 – 12:45 PM: Chris Dingess (Skybound table)
1 – 1:45 PM: Tula Lotay
1 – 1:45 PM: Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, & Matt Wilson *limited, wristbands required*
1 – 1:45 PM: Shawn Martinbrough (Skybound table)
2 – 2:45 PM: Tim Seeley
2 – 2:45 PM: Ben Acker & Ben Blacker
2 – 2:45 PM: Paul Azaceta *limited, wristbands required* (Skybound table)
3 – 3:45 PM: Alex de Campi
3 – 3:45 PM: Brian Buccellato

IMAGE CREATORS IN ARTIST ALLEY:

Brian Buccellato, BB-20
Chris Burnham, CC-15
Shane Davis, EE-18
Michelle Delecki, EE-17
Otis Frampton, GG-03
Joe Harris, EE-19
Edwin Huang, DD-14
Jason Latour, EE-21
Janet Lee, EE-05
Rob Liefeld, AA-01
JonBoy Meyers, FF-23
Tom Neely & Keenan Marshall Keller, EE-23
Dustin Nguyen, FF-04
Jimmie Robinson, II-15
Chip Zdarsky, II-13

SDCC 2015: BBC America’s Premieres and Exclusives

image002The 2015 San Diego Comic Con is upon us, check out all the amazing things that the BBC America booth will be selling and the first to market product and exclusives just for Comic Con!

BBC Worldwide North America announced today that Doctor Who fans can soon own an extending Sonic Screwdriver universal remote control from The Wand Company, modelled after the Twelfth Doctor’s beloved gadget. The highly detailed and completely re-engineered working replica of Peter Capaldi’s iconic device will make its exclusive debut at San Diego Comic-Con on July 8, 2015 at the BBC America shop (booth #4129), before being released by selected retailers later in the summer. Individually laser numbered, the Sonic Screwdrivers sold at Comic-Con will each come with a signed certificate of authenticity, making them an ideal purchase for any collector. The limited edition numbered remote controls will only be available at the BBC America booth while supplies last.

The new Sonic Screwdriver has not only been updated to reflect the subtle changes in the Doctor’s coolest gadget, but now extends with a satisfying flick, just like the real thing, and includes a grip-mounted button, press-to-buzz action, and the Wand Company’s powerful Any-TV-Off functionality. The speech-teach feature makes learning the gestures and programming the Sonic Screwdriver easy, and the intuitive gestures allow the user to make like the Doctor and quickly take control of their home entertainment equipment – iPod docks, TVs, DVD and Blu-ray players, in fact, pretty much anything that is controlled by an infrared remote control. The 1:1 scale Sonic Screwdriver can store up to 39 remote control commands, is equipped with 12 authentic Sonic Screwdriver sound effects and a customizable personal lock code, and has 12 secret Morse code phrases from the Twelfth Doctor to decipher. Die cast in hand-polished, copper-plated metal, with a new stand that allows the Sonic Screwdriver to be displayed vertically, this device is not only a serious prop that will delight collectors, but with its host of authentic sonic sounds, it is also a cosplayer’s dream com

 

Making their market debut at San Diego Comic-Con alongside the Twelfth Doctor Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote Control are snazzy Dalek striped socks and “I am the Doctor” socks depicting the Twelfth Doctor. These items will be available in the BBC AMERICA booth before anywhere else.

Doctor Who limited release merchandise includes a t-shirt, tote bag, and hoodie designed by artist Alice Zhang, a mini-standees pack from Advanced Graphics featuring Twelfth Doctor, Clara, and TARDIS figures, and Tenth Doctor vinyl figures and Twelfth Doctor comic book, featuring a special Comic-Con adventure, from Titan. Get comfortable in a pair of San Diego 2015 lounge pants, show off your favorite characters with a companions t-shirt, and accessorize with a TARDIS charm bracelet and sonic screwdriver dog tag.

Sherlock limited release merchandise includes two t-shirts, a hoodie, a mini-standees pack from Advanced Graphics featuring Sherlock, Watson, and Moriarty figures, and a Sherlock vinyl figure from Titan; and for your resident Clone Club member, BBC AMERICA shop will be featuring a limited release Orphan Black t-shirt. A full list of merchandise is available below.

DOCTOR WHO

First to Market (available in the booth before anywhere else)

The Wand Company Twelfth Doctor Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote Control: $120

Dalek Striped Socks: $13

I am the Doctor Socks: $13

image007LIMITED RELEASE Comic-Con 2015

Companions T-Shirt (Men’s and Women’s sizes S-XXL): $20

Four Doctors T-Shirt by Alice Zhang (Men’s and Women’s sizes S-XXL): $20

TARDIS Hoodie by Alice Zhang (sizes S-XXL): $40

TARDIS Tote Bag by Alice Zhang: $15

Lounge Pants (sizes S-XXL): $25

Tenth Doctor Fez Titan Vinyl (3” figurine): $10

Tenth Doctor Tuxedo Titan Vinyl (4.5” figurine): $15

Advanced Graphics Mini Standees Pack (includes the Twelfth Doctor, Clara, and the TARDIS): $15

TARDIS Charm Bracelet: $25

Sonic Screwdriver Dog Tag: $15

Titan Comic Book: $10            

BBC Shop Exclusives

2015 Mini Calendar: $8

Adipose Seatbelt Belt: $30

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Opening Watch Seatbelt Belt: $30

Ladies’ Raglan TARDIS T-Shirt (sizes S-XXL): $35

 

image009Additional Merchandise Available Includes:

Funko POP TV Figures: $11

Massive Audio TARDIS Bluetooth Speakers: $120

Weeping Angel Wings Earrings: $10

TARDIS Blue Gemstone Earrings: $10

TARDIS Pendant Necklace with Bow Tie: $15

Weeping Angel Three-Tiered Necklace: $15

TARDIS Headband: $15

Twelfth Doctor Sticky Notes: $11

Tenth Doctor Sonic Screwdriver: $40

Twelfth Doctor Sonic Screwdriver: $40

Weeping Angel Backpack: $40

 

SHERLOCK

LIMITED RELEASE Comic-Con 2015

Sherlock Priest Titan Vinyl (3” figurine): $10

Sherlock Falling T-Shirt (Men’s and Women’s sizes S-XXL): $20

Moriarty “Get Sherlock” T-Shirt (Men’s and Women’s sizes S-XXL): $20

Skull Hoodie (sizes S-XXL) $40

Advanced Graphics Mini Standees Pack (includes Sherlock, Watson, and Moriarty): $15

Additional Merchandise Available Includes:

Titan Comics Baker Street Collection Blind Box Vinyls: $10

 

image015ORPHAN BLACK

LIMITED RELEASE Comic-Con 2015

#CloneClub T-Shirt (Men’s and Women’s sizes S-XXL): $20

BBC Shop Exclusives

2015 Mini Calendar: $8

Additional Merchandise Available Includes:

Funko POP TV Figures: $11

SDCC 2015: BOOM! Studios’ Panels and Exclusives

BOOM! Studios and its imprints, KaBOOM!, BOOM! Box, and Archaia, announced its panels and exclusives for this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, to be held at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California July 8-12.

BOOM! will have a wide selection of exclusives available for purchase at its booth (while supplies last):

ADVENTURE TIME #40 SDCC Exclusive ($10, limited to 500 copies)

Cover by Mad Rupert

Writer: Christopher Hastings Artist: Zachary Sterling

 

ADVENTURE TIME WITH FIONNA & CAKE: CARD WARS #1 SDCC Exclusive  ($10, limited to 500 copies)

Cover by Mad Rupert

Writer: Jen Wang Artist: Britt Wilson

 

BILL & TED CONCERT T-SHIRT ($25)

Celebrate your love for all things Bill & Ted with this officially licensed concert tee for their band, Wyld Stallyns! Dates on back correspond to BOOM!’s 2015 convention appearances.

 

HACKTIVIST VOL. 2 #1 SDCC Exclusive ($10, limited to 250 copies)

Cover by Ian Herring

Writers: Collin Kelly & Jackson Lanzing Artist: Marcus To

 

LANTERN CITY #2 SDCC Exclusive ($10, limited to 500 copies)

Cover by Jake Wyatt

Writer: Matthew Daley Artist: Carlos Magno

 

LUMBERJANES #14 SDCC Exclusive + BADGER OF HONOR Bundle ($15, limited to 500 copies)

Cover by Kassandra Heller

Writers: Noelle Stevenson & Shannon Watters Artist: Brooke Allen

Sold in bundles only; items cannot be sold separately.

 

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS  ($5 each, limited to 2,000 copies)

Covers by Goñi Montes

Writer: Mairghread Scott Artist: Daniel Bayliss

In anticipation of the new Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic book series, BOOM! Studios is proud to present a limited-edition set of six, one-page comics exclusive to San Diego Comic-Con. Each one-page comic is double-sided, blind-bagged, and sold separately in an intermix consisting of all five of the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and the Green Ranger. The six comics are designed to be read as individual parts or can be stitched together to form one full story.  Each comic showcases a pin-up illustration of a different Ranger by Spectrum Award-nominated artist Goñi Montes (RoboCop) and a one-page comic featuring that Ranger, written by Mairghread Scott (Transformers: Windblade) and illustrated by Daniel Bayliss (Translucid).

 

TYSON HESSE’S DIESEL ZINE (Free with purchase of a BOOM! Box title, while supplies last)

Cover by Tyson Hesse

Writer: Tyson Hesse Artist: Tyson Hesse

Get an advance sneak peek of BOOM! Box’s upcoming Tyson Hesse’s Diesel in this SDCC Exclusive zine that showcases the first several pages of issue #1!

 

The following items will be making their debut at San Diego Comic-Con:

THE ART OF MOUSE GUARD 2005-2015 HC ($60)

David Petersen will be on hand to sign copies.

CRIMSON VOL. 1 HC ($35)

Humberto Ramos will be on hand at his Artist Alley table at Comic-Con to sign copies of this new reprint featuring a new cover and collecting the first 12 issues of the fan-favorite series.

 

HIT: PEN & INK #2 ($15)

Writer/creator Bryce Carlson will be on hand to sign copies of the second oversized artist edition of the critically acclaimed noir series.

 

LONG WALK TO VALHALLA HC ($25)

Writer Adam Smith and artist Matthew Fox will be on hand to sign copies.

 

LUMBERJANES #14 GET-A-SKETCH COVER ($30)

Artist Carolyn Nowak (Lumberjanes #9-12) will be on hand to create custom Lumberjanes sketches on these new, blank covers.

POWER UP #1 ($4)

Copies of the new BOOM! Box series by Kate Leth and Matt Cummings will be available at the booth.

 

STEVEN UNIVERSE VOL. 1 TP ($20)

Rebecca Sugar, creator of the Steven Universe animated series, will be on hand to sign copies.

SUPERMANSION (Free)

Free with any purchase at the BOOM! booth and at the SuperMansion signing on Thursday, July 9th from 1-2pm, this SDCC 2015 exclusive comic ties into the upcoming stop-motion animated series from creators Matthew Senreich, Seth Green, Zeb Wells, and executive producer Bryan Cranston, debuting on Crackle this fall. Cover by Joe Madureira.

 

PANELS

BOOM! Studios will host or participate in the following panels at San Diego Comic-Con. All panels take place in the San Diego Convention Center except where noted.

Thursday, July 9

11:0012:00 Peanuts 65th Anniversary — In 2015, Charles M. Schulz’ iconic “Peanuts” gang not only celebrates their 65th anniversary but also two years of the current volume of the Peanuts comic book at BOOM! Studios’ all-ages imprint, KaBOOM! Come join and celebrate Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the gang’s birthday with moderator Douglas Wolk (Reading Comics) and Peanuts contributors Terry Moore(Strangers in Paradise), Art Baltazar (Tiny Titans), Colleen Coover (Eisner-nominated Bandette), along with Lex Fajardo, managing editor for Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates, and Cesar Gallegos, archivist of the Schulz Museum. Room 5AB

 

12:00-1:00 Breaking into Comics Right Now If you’re an aspiring comic book creator, this is a panel you don’t want to miss! Join some of the comic book publishing’s top decision makers and creators, including BOOM! Studios editor-in-chief Matt Gagnon, Oni Press senior editor Charlie Chu, and First Second Books’ associate marketing & publicity manager Gina Gagliano, along with Ed Brisson (Cluster) as they give you the most up-to-date and practical advice on how to break into the comic book industry right now. Moderated by Jim Zub (Wayward). Room 28DE

 

1:00-2:00 Editing Comics: The BOOM! Studios Way — Join BOOM! Studios creators James Tynion IV (The Woods,Memetic), Frank J. Barbiere (Broken World, Black Market), Mairghread Scott (The Third Witch, Lantern City), and Curt Pires (The Fiction), along with BOOM! Studios editor-in-chief Matt Gagnon and editor Eric Harburn, as they share some of the editing secrets of one of the comic book industry’s leading independent publishers and discuss editing do’s and don’ts. Room 28DE

 

6:00-7:00 Adventure Time with Fionna & Cake: Card Wars’ Dramatic Reading — Jen Wang (In Real Life), has crafted a brand-new, original Adventure Time practice match that ties into KaBOOM!’s new limited comic book series Adventure Time with Fionna & Cake: Card Wars, and for the first time anywhere, it will be performed live by voice actors Jeremy Shada (voice of Finn), John Dimaggio (voice of Jake), and Olivia Olson (voice of Marceline) from the Adventure Time show! Also on hand will be BOOM! Studios Editor Shannon Watters and a rep from Cryptozoic, publisher of the real-life Adventure Time: Card Wars game! Room: Grand Horton Theatre.

 

Friday July 10

10:00-11:00 Push Boundaries Forward: Gender, Diversity and Representation in Comic Books — The face of comics is changing. Join a diverse panel examining what indie/web publishing have been doing right, how mainstream comics can catch up, and what creators and fans can do to be heard. Moderator Amy Chu (Girl’s Night Out) leads panelists Mairghread Scott (The Third Witch, Lantern City), IDW Publishing editor Sarah Gaydos, Derek Charm (The Powerpuff Girls: Super Smash-Up!), Dr. Andrea Letamendi (The Arkham Sessions podcast), Christian Beranek (Validation), BOOM! Studios brand communications manager Christine Dinh and BOOM! Studios associate editor Chris Rosa in a sincere, thoughtful discussion on the topic of gender, diversity, and representation in mainstream comics. Room 4

 

12:30-1:30 Push Stories Forward: Rise of the Independents — Join Rosy Press’ Janelle Asselin as she moderates a conversation with some of the brightest minds in independent comics publishing, including BOOM! Studios editor Shannon Watters, IDW Publishing editor Sarah Gaydos, Oni Press senior editor Charlie Chu, and Fantagraphics director of publicity & promotions Jacq Cohen as they discuss what they are doing to expand the marketplace. Room 5AB

 

5:00-6:00 The World of Mouse Guard: 10th Anniversary — 2015 makes the 10th anniversary of David Petersen’s beloved series, Mouse Guard, published by Archaia. Come celebrate the title and hear behind-the-scenes stories of the making of the Art of Mouse Guard 2005-2015 hardcover with Petersen and editor Cameron Chittock. Plus, David and comedian/actor Hal Lublin (The Thrilling Adventure Hour) will perform a dramatic reading of a Mouse Guard short story! Moderated by BOOM! Studios marketing manager Mel Caylo. Room 32AB

 

6:00-7:00 Queer Representation in All-Ages and Youth Media — Many people have often dismissed queer content as adult-content inappropriate for kids. However, as we’ve seen in the popularity and successes of Legends of Korra, Steven Universe, and Lumberjanes, LGBTQIA+ and queer characters and storylines resonate with young audiences. Join moderator Shannon Watters (Lumberjanes), along with panelists James Tynion IV (The Woods, Memetic, UFOlogy), Noelle Stevenson (Lumberjanes), Dan Parent (Kevin Keller), Kat Leyh (Supercakes) and  as they discuss how we can better include healthy representation and how to make them standard practice. Room 28DE

 

Saturday, July 11

12:30-1:30 BOOM! Studios Celebrates 10 Years and Push Comics Forward —  2015 marks the 10th year of publishing for BOOM! Studios, a multiple Eisner award-winning top 10 comic publisher. Rather than look back at what we achieved the past 10 years, join us as we look ahead to the next 10 years and how we can all push comics forward. Moderated by BOOM! president of publishing & marketing Filip Sablik and featuring editor-in-chief Matt Gagnon, Mark Waid (Strange Fruit, Irredeemable), Asaf Hanuka (The Realist), Mairghread Scott (The Third Witch, Lantern City), and James Tynion IV (The Woods, Memetic, UFOlogy) as they highlight the changes in the industry and what they want to see in comics. Room 24ABC

 

3:30-4:30 Camp Out with Lumberjanes! — Pack your bags, bring your s’mores kit, and get your badges ready! Join the brilliant minds and collaborators behind the breakout hit Lumberjanes, published by the BOOM! Studios imprint, BOOM! Box! Creators Shannon Watters and Noelle Stevenson, along with BOOM! editor Dafna Pleban and special guest Carolyn Nowak, discuss the book’s runaway success; what’s in the pipeline for Mal, Molly, April, Jo, and Ripley; and the importance of hardcore lady types! Moderated by BOOM! Studios associate editor Whitney Leopard. Room 8

 

5:30-6:30 The Art of Character Design — Join guests Felipe Smith (All-New Ghost Rider), Kris Anka (Uncanny X-Men), Kevin Wada (cover artist for Marvel), and Sanford Greene (Runaways) as they discuss the creative process, character designs and/or redesign, building an entire world, and more. Moderated by Dafna Pleban (BOOM! Studios editor). Room 7AB

 

Sunday, July 12

1:00-2:00 Push Fun Forward: All-Ages Comics Have Arrived — All-ages comics are important now more than ever in helping to bring in new and lapsed readers, from practically every demographic. Join us as BOOM! Studios associate editor Whitney Leopard leads a discussion of the significance of all-ages comics—from what it has achieved thus far to what lies ahead—with creators Mairghread Scott (Transformers: Windblade), Thom Zaler (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic), Cecil Castellucci (Odd Duck), Ian McGinty (Munchkin), and Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy). Room 24ABC

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