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Valiant Unveils BLOODSHOT ICON Variant Covers by Johnson, Fabry, Adams, Camuncoli, and More – Beginning in September with BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1!

First Comics News - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 00:36

Valiant is proud to unveil its first wave of BLOODSHOT ICON variant covers, a stunning series of high-end variant covers adorning the most punishing new series of the fall! Beginning with BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of A BLOCKBUSTER NEW ONGOING SERIES by New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT, Moon Knight) and explosive artists Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT REBORN) and Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN) — and continuing monthly on each issue thereafter, Valiant’s BLOODSHOT ICON variant cover series showcases a rotating cast of comics’ most celebrated talents as they take on the violent world of Valiant’s nanite-enhanced soldier.

Now, for the first time, Valiant can reveal every BLOODSHOT ICON variant spanning BLOODSHOT SALVATION’s introductory story, “THE BOOK OF REVENGE”:

Bloodshot Icon Variant by DAVE JOHNSON
(100 Bullets, Superman: Red Son)

Bloodshot Icon Variant by GLENN FABRY
(Preacher, Hellblazer)

Bloodshot Icon Variant by NEAL ADAMS
(Batman, Green Lantern/Green Arrow)

Bloodshot Icon Variant by CULLY HAMNER
(Red, The Shade)

Bloodshot Icon Variant by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
(Amazing Spider-Man, Superior Spider-Man)

“With the launch of X-O MANOWAR (2017) earlier this year, we challenged ourselves to completely redefine Valiant’s approach to covers and variants – from trade dress and logo designs to cover concepts on up,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani.  “That resulted in several innovations that have quickly taken hold amongst fans and collectors, and now we’re refining the process even further for the launch of BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 – Valiant’s most important series of the fall and a truly heart-wrenching introduction to Jeff Lemire’s Eisner-nominated run on the character. From Neal Adams to Dave Johnson, BLOODSHOT ICONS might just be our of heaviest hitting artistic roster to date – and we have some even more stellar surprises yet to be revealed…”

Attention retailers: For instructions on how to qualify for each of BLOODSHOT SALVATION’s BLOODSHOT ICON variant covers, please refer to the Diamond Retailer Site or contact a Valiant sales representative directly at

A bloody and vengeful new beginning for Jeff Lemire’s Eisner Award-nominated Bloodshot saga begins this September as Ray Garrison escapes his violent past to build the one thing he never thought he’d earn: a family. But when a hateful secret from his true love’s past threatens their fragile peace, Bloodshot will be forced to run headlong into a barrage of blood, bullets, and broken bones for a revenge-fueled assault that will have crushing consequences for those he holds most dear…

Now: In the arms of his beloved girlfriend Magic, Bloodshot has finally found hope for the future…in the form of the couple’s unborn child. But when Magic’s estranged family – a cruel and sadistic clan of homegrown criminals – re-emerge to lay claim to their lost daughter, Bloodshot will be pushed back to the brink of madness, mayhem, and warfare…

Soon: Eight years from today, Bloodshot’s daughter has inherited her father’s incredible abilities. Hunted by a high-tech kill squad called Omen, Jessie must hone her powers…and learn how to survive before the world is swallowed whole by the darkness that now pervades America…

Out of the record-setting success of X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 – the year’s highest selling new series launch from any independent publisher – and the near-universal critical acclaim surrounding the recent release of SECRET WEAPONS #1 (of 4), the next great Valiant ICONS launch of 2017 starts here on September 20th in BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1, an epic new beginning and essential jumping-on point for Valiant’s unstoppable soldier! Across 2017, look for FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE #1 (of 4), WAR MOTHER #1 (of 4), ETERNITY #1 (of 4), NINJA-K #1 and QUANTUM AND WOODY! (2017) #1 to join the ICONS line-up with major new series as the largest independent superhero universe in comics gears up for a major leap forward.

On September 20th, Bloodshot charges back into the world of violence and cruelty that created him…and comes face-to-face with his greatest adversaries yet! Jeff Lemire, Mico Suayan, and Lewis LaRosa turn the Valiant Universe on its head for the next great act to one of comics’ most celebrated action epics, only in BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 – featuring covers by Kenneth Rocafort (The Ultimates), Monika Palosz (DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE), Tomas Giorello (X-O MANOWAR), Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying & The Dead), Greg Smallwood (Moon Knight), and Dave Johnson (100 Bullets)!

ALSO: Valiant is rewarding fans who pre-order BLOODSHOT SALVATION’s furious first year with the BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1–12 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE — available only as a pre-order set! The BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1–12 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE – twelve, 40-page massively expanded editions of the complete first year of Jeff Lemire’s staggering new series – can only be ordered as a set and must be ordered with your local comic shop by the initial order date of July 27th, 2017!

Released monthly, each PRE-ORDER EDITION comes packed with eight additional pages of specially expanded bonus content and extra features including creator commentary, behind-the-scenes looks at the creation of the comics, process character designs and artwork, and more at no additional cost!

PLUS: Fans that order this one-time bundle by July 27th, 2017 will also receive the BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 RAMPAGE REDUX – a FREE, LIMITED EDITION, and FULL-LENGTH COMIC BOOK – polybagged alongside the series’ first pre-order edition! Featuring the raw, black-and-white interior artwork of powerhouse artists Lewis LaRosa and Mico Suayan, plus brand-new bonus features – including “Top-Secret Mission Reports,” “The Biology of Bloodshot,” “Bloodshot’s Body Count,” and “The Complete History of Bloodshot” – this expanded encore presentation of BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 is available ONLY as a pre-order bonus and will never be offered for individual sale!

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Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Cover A (Standard) by KENNETH ROCAFORT (JUL172245)
Cover B (Villains) by MONIKA PALOSZ (JUL172246)
Cover C (Battle Damaged) by TOMÁS GIORELLO (JUL172247)
Interlocking Variant by GREG SMALLWOOD (JUL172249)
Bloodshot Icon Variant by DAVE JOHNSON (JUL172250)
Brushed Metal Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN (JUL172251)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale SEPTEMBER 20 (FOC – 8/28/17)

Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Covers by RYAN BODENHEIM (JUL172248)
$3.99 each [12 issues] | 40 pgs. each | T+ | Issue #1 on sale SEPTEMBER 20 (IOD – 7/27/17)

BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 – Cover A by Kenneth Rocafort

BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 – Interior Artwork by Mico Suayan with Brian Reber

BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 – Interior Artwork by Mico Suayan with Brian Reber

BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 – Interior Artwork by Mico Suayan with Brian Reber

BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 – Interior Artwork by Mico Suayan with Brian Reber

BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 – Interior Artwork by Mico Suayan with Brian Reber


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The 2017 Joe Shuster Award Nominations / Les nominés pour le prix Joe Shuster 2017

First Comics News - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 07:06

July 10, 2017 – Canada has a rich tradition of supporting our national arts communities with awards that recognize the achievements of our citizens in books, music, stage, television and film – the JOE SHUSTER AWARD is Canada’s national award that honours and raises the awareness of Canadians that create, self-publish and sell comics books, graphic novels and webcomics.

2014 Superman Coin from the Royal Canadian Mint – Art by Joe Shuster

They are named after pioneering Canadian-born artist Joe Shuster (July 10, 1914- July 30, 1992), whose clear, dynamic style and inventive visual flourishes set the standard for graphic storytelling during the infancy of the North American comic book industry. It was Superman, a co-creation of Shuster and his friend and neighbour Jerry Siegel, published by National Periodical Productions (now known as DC Comics) that electrified the industry over 75 years ago in 1938 and, almost overnight, transformed comic books into an enormous pop-cultural phenomenon and spawned a legion of costume-clad adventure heroes and heroines.

It was the absence of Superman and his costumed peers from Canadian newsstands during World War II that would help spawn Canada’s first and last country-wide attempt at launching an indigenous, Canadian comic book industry and saw the rise of popular characters like Freelance, Nelvana and Johnny Canuck.

The end of the war eliminated these restrictions and Canadian comic companies disappeared shortly afterwards. Since then Canadian creators have been part of a larger North America-wide comic-book industry and in some cases, international publishing efforts, which is why we recognize Canadian creators who work within the framework of the larger comics ‘industry’ rather than only those creators who have successfully published their creations within Canada alone.

The award winners will be chosen by a jury vote to ensure every nominee is given adequate consideration.

All images shown are copyright (c) and trademark (TM) their respective owners, and are used to promote the nominations.

The ceremony will take place on the first weekend of September 2017 in Toronto, ON. Exact date and time, venue & the Master of Ceremonies to be announced July 30, 2017 along with the Hall of Fame Inductees and recipient(s) of the TM Maple Award.

And the nominees are:

Webcomics Creator / Créateur de Bandes Dessinées Web

Writer / Scénariste

  • FANNY BRITT – Louis parmi les spectres (La Pastèque)
  • GORD DOWNIE – Secret Path (Simon & Schuster)
  • BRENDEN FLETCHER – Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers: Pink#1-5 (Boom! Studios), Batgirl #48-52, Black Canary #7-12, Gotham Academy #14-18, Gotham Academy: Second Semester #1-4, “Predators” – Wonder Woman 75THAnniversary Special (DC), Motor Crush #1 (image)
  • JEFF LEMIRE – Black Hammer #1-6 (Dark Horse), Descender #9-17, Plutona 4-5 (image),  All-New Hawkeye #3-6, All-New X-Men #1-3, Moon Knight #1-9, Old Man Logan #1-15, Extraordinary X-Men #1-17 (Marvel) Bloodshot Reborn #10-18Bloodshot U.S.A., 4001 A.D. Bloodshot (Valiant)
  • RYAN NORTH – Jughead #9-11 (Archie) Howard the Duck #6, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #4-15 (MARVEL)
  • BRYAN LEE O’MALLEY – Snotgirl #1-5 (image)
  • CLAUDE PAIEMENT ET JEAN-PAUL EID– La femme aux cartes postales (La Pastèque)
  • CHIP ZDARSKY – Jughead #4-8 (Archie), Civil War II: Choosing Sides #5, Howard the Duck #3-11, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #6 (Marvel)

Cover Artist / Dessinateur Couvertures

  • NICK BRADSHAW –  Alters #1v-2v (Aftershock) Titans #6v (DC Comics)Rocketeer at War #1v, 2v, 3v, 4v (IDW), Spidey #2-4, 6 (Marvel), Army of Darkness/Xena: Warrior Princess: Forever… and a Day #3-4Kiss #3, Red Sonja Vol. 4 #0 (Dynamite)
  • MICHAEL CHO – Batman: The Golden Age Omnibus TP Vol. 1, The Flash: Silver Age Omnibus Vol. 1 TP, Suicide Squad: The Silver Age Omnibus HC (DC), A-Force #3v, All-New Hawkeye #4v, All-New, All-Different Avengers #5v, Amazing Spider-Man #7v, Astonishing Ant-Man #5v, Captain Marvel #2v, Civil War II #1v, 2v,3v,4v, 5v,6v,7v,8v Daredevil #4v, Darth Vader #25v, Doctor Strange #5v, Howard the Duck #4v, Invincible Iron Man #6v, IvX #1v, Mighty Thor #4v, Occupy Avengers #1v, Scarlet Witch #3v, Spider-Gwen #5v, Spider-Man #1v, Totally Awesome Hulk #3v, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #5v, Uncanny Inhumans #5v, Vision #4v (Marvel)
  • MIKE DEL MUNDO – Carnage #4-11, Guidebook to the Marvel Cinematic Universe  – Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD Season One #1, GTTMCU: Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD Season Three #1, GTTMCU: Marvel’s Avengers #1, GTTMCU: Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron #1, GTTMCU: Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger #1, GTTMCU: Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier #1, GTTMCU: Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy #1, IvX #1v, Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #1v, Spider-Man/Deadpool #1v, Star Wars: Han Solo #5v, Star Wars: Poe Dameron #1v, 7v, Vision #3-4,7-12, Weirdworld #2-6 (Marvel Comics)
  • GISELE LAGACE – Archie Meets the Ramones #1, Josie and the Pussycats #1v(Archie), Jem and the Holograms #20v, 21v (IDW) Street Fighter Unlimited #4v(UDON)
  • FRANCOIS MIVILLE-DESCHENES – Reconquêtes, Tome 4, La mort d’un roi (Le Lombard)
  • YANICK PAQUETTE AND NATHAN FAIRBAIRN – Batgirl and the Birds of Prey  #1-5, Batman #49, Batman #7-8, Batman/Superman #28-32, Justice League #1v, 2v, 3v, 4v, 5v, 6v, 7v, 8v, 9v, 10v, 11v,  Swamp Thing #1v, Titans Hunt #5, Wonder Woman #52, Wonder Woman: Earth One (DC) Lake of Fire #2v (image)
  • RAMON K. PEREZ – Betty and Veronica #1v, Jughead #6v (Archie), All-New Hawkeye #3-6, Civil War II: Choosing Sides #5v, Nova #1 (Marvel)
  • MARGUERITE SAUVAGE – Archie #6v, 7v, 12v, Josie and the Pussycats #1v (Archie), Goldie Vance #1v, Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers: Pink #1v(Boom!), Spell on Wheels #3 (Dark Horse), Red Sonja #1-6 (Dynamite), Glitterbomb #2v (image), Black Panther #7v, Captain Marvel #1v, Mighty Thor #8v, Patsy Walker, Hellcat #1v (Marvel), Faith #1v, 2v, Faith II #3v,  (Valiant)

v = Variant cover

Artist / Dessinateur

  • ISABELLE ARSENAULT – Louis parmi les spectres (La Pastèque)
  • JEAN-PAUL EID – La femme aux cartes postales (La Pastèque)
  • DAVID FINCH – Batman #1-5, Wonder Woman #48-50 (DC)
  • STUART IMMONEN – Empress #1-6 (Millarworld/Marvel)
  • GISELE LAGACE – Archie Meets the Ramones #1 (Archie), Die Kitty Die #2-3(Chapterhouse),  Betty Boop #1-3 (Dynamite)
  • JEFF LEMIRE – Secret Path (Simon & Schuster)
  • YANICK PAQUETTE – Batman #49-50, Nightwing Rebirth #1, Wonder Woman: Earth One (DC)
  • FIONA STAPLES – Saga #33-40 (image)

Cartoonist / Auteur

  • KAARE KYLE ANDREWS – Renato Jones The 0ne % #1-5 Season One (image)
  • CAB – Hiver nucléaire, tome 2 (Front Froid)
  • GUY DELISLE – S’enfuir, récit d’un otage (Dargaud)
  • TEVA HARRISON – In Between Days: A Memoir of Living With Cancer (House of Anansi Press)
  • MICHEL HELLMAN – Nunavik (Pow Pow)
  • COOKIE KALKAIR – Les 9 derniers mois de ta vie de petit con (Les Arènes BD)
  • REGIS LOISEL – Mickey Mouse: Café “Zombo” (Glénat BD)
  • FRANCIS MANAPUL – Trinity #1-2 (DC)

Gene Day Award (Self-Publishers) / Prix Gene Day (Auto-éditeurs) 

Named after the late Howard Eugene Day (1951-1982), this award honours Canadian comic book creators or creative teams who self-published their work but did not have the books distributed by a third party such as Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. The nominees were selected from individual publications submitted for review before the deadline of May 30th, 2016.

  • MITCH COOK, KEITH GRACHOW – Saltwater #1 (Kika Mika Comics)
  • JOHN FLEMING, COLETTE TURNER – Badassical #1 (Dapper Drone)
  • MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER HERON, ANDREA FORT, SAM BECK – Songs for the Dead #1 (Necromancer Press)
  • JAMIE MICHAELS, EVIN COLLIS – Canoe Boys (Dirty Water Comics)
  • NUNUMI – Sky Rover
  • VARIOUS – Toronto Comics, Vol. 3 (Toronto Comics Anthology)

Harry Kremer Award (Retailers) / Prix Harry Kremer (Détaillants)
Named after the Harry Kremer, the original owner of Now & Then Books (in Kitchener, Ontario). The CCBCAA maintains a list of active comic book stores and a database of recommendations, referrals and secret shopper reports. A separate Retailer Award Committee overseen by Scott VanderPloeg (Comic Book Daily) reviews the data and selects a short list of stores that have shown merit in a variety of categories. For inquiries please contact Scott at:


The Dragon Award (Comics for Kids) / Le Prix Dragon (Bandes Dessinées pour Enfants)
This award recognizes the works which capture the attention and fascination of young readers, and help to create a passion for life-long reading. Works considered for this award are comic books and graphic novels by Canadian creators that are targeted at readers 14 and under. Nominees for this award are selected by a team of educators led by Jennifer Haines, MA, B.Ed., who is also the proprietor of Guelph, Ontario’s The Dragon comic book shop.

  • ALEX A. – Les experiences de Mini-Jean tome 1 (Presses Aventure)
  • FANNY BRITT, ISABEL ARSENAULT – Louis parmi les spectres (La Pastèque)
  • SCOTT CHANTLER – Three Thieves Vol. 7: Iron Hand (Kids Can Press)
  • FAITH ERIN HICKS – Nameless City Vol. 1 (:01 First Second)
  • ERIC ORCHARD – Bera the One-Headed Troll (:01 First Second)
  • GUILLAUME PERRAULT – Le facteur de l’espace (La Pastèque)
  • J. TORRES, SEAN K. DOVE – Brobots Vol. 1 (Oni Press)

The T.M. Maple Award / Prix T.M. Maple
The T.M. Maple Award will go to someone (living or deceased) selected from the Canadian comics community for achievements made outside of the creative and retail categories who have had a positive impact on the community.

The recipient(s) of the TM Maple Award will be announced on July 30, 2017.

Canadian Comic Book Creator Hall of Fame / Temple de la renommée Créateur Canadien de Bandes Dessinées

The inductees to the Canadian Comic Book Creator Hall of Fame will be announced on July 30, 2017.

2017 Sponsors:

Current sponsors include:
The Dragon
All New Comics
The Comic Legends Legal Defense Fund (CLLDF).

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Super-Powered Scares Await in DC House of Horror

First Comics News - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 06:54

When you think about it, superheroes are awfully scary.

I mean, just look at the Justice League. You have an all-powerful alien capable of shooting beams from his eyes that can melt metal, a speedster who has a habit of messing with our history and altering the timeline in the process, a young man who can access and take control of every computer network in the world within a matter of seconds, a woman who’s strong enough to toss a tank and can make you confess all your deepest secrets, two dubiously responsible individuals who each wield the most powerful weapon ever created, and of course, Batman—the man who pretty much defines terror.

Yes, all of these heroes are good-hearted and despite the power they wield, would never seek to harm anyone. However, it’s easy to see how they could quickly become our worst nightmares if something were to ever go wrong. Heck, it’s what Lex Luthor has been warning us about all of these years.

So DC’s new Halloween-timed one-shot, DC HOUSE OF HORROR #1, holds plenty of potential for super-powered scares. An all-new, all-creepy one-shot set in the DC Universe, DC House of Horror features the contributions of some of the most exciting voices in contemporary horror fiction, including Bram Stoker Award winners Brian Keene and Weston Ochse, Bram Stoker nominees Edward Lee and Mary SanGiovanni, and other masters of horror including Wrath James White, Nick Cutter, Ronald Malfi and Bryan Smith. They’re partnered up with some of our best artists, including Rags Morales, Bilquis Evely, Howard Porter, Scott Kolins, Dale Eaglesham and others for some short stories that will keep you reading late into the night.

Martha Kent fights for her life against a creature from a spacecraft that lands in front of her farmhouse! A young woman is possessed by the spirit of a murderous Amazon warrior! The last surviving member of the Justice League faces down a horror beyond imagining! Those are only a few of the tales within, but if they’re not enough to get you screaming like you’d just been hit by Scarecrow toxin, well, Keith Giffen is involved with this bad boy, too.

Look for the 80-page DC HOUSE OF HORROR #1 on October 25, 2017.

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RICH REVIEWS: Beautiful Canvas # 2

First Comics News - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 02:27

Title: Beautiful Canvas # 2
Publisher: Black Mask Studios
Illustrated by: Sami Kivela
Written by: Ryan K Lindsay
Colored by: Triona Farrell
Lettered by: Ryan Ferrier
Cover by: Sami Kivela
Beautiful Canvas Created by: Ryan K Lindsay & Sami Kivela
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Website: , ,
Comments: Lon and her girlfriend Asia are having a chat and the more they talk the more we learn. They do make a cute couple. Asia we learn is a mind reader. Yes in this world there are people with powers above the normal human.
So who or what is the little girl that only Lon can see? How are her and Lon attached?
Milla has a helicopter with teeth on it. It is an awesome paint job. Milla is shown for a few panels and her evil side just oozes out.
Alex is the boy everyone wants. With his power he is a perfect weapon. Still though he is just a young boy.
Lon all suited up and ready to fight and she does. The art has some nice hard hitting scenes of her against a small army.
Alex listens to the adults talking about him and makes a choice. He is one smart kid and he knows he is special.
Lon now she does what she thinks is right. This woman is a killer and she is also a hero.

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RICH REVIEWS: Nickelodeon: Pandemonium! # 3

First Comics News - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 02:24

Title: Nickelodeon: Pandemonium! # 3
Publisher: Papercutz
Writers: various
Artists: various
Breadwinners created by: Gary “Doodles” DiRaffeale and Steve Borat
Harvey Beaks created by: C.H. Greenblatt
Pig Goat Banana Cricket created by: Johnny Ryan and Dave Cooper
Sanjay and Craig created by: Jim Dirschberger, Jay Howell, and Andreas Trolf
The Loud House created by: Chris Savino
Cover Artists: Chris Savino and Andreas Schuster
Price: $ 7.99 US
Rating: out of 5 stars
Website: ,
Karla Sakas Shropshire – Writer
Kiernan Sjursen-Lien – Artist, Letterer
Amanda Rynda – Colorist
Here each letter tells you something about the Loud House family. Reading about all twenty-six letters could put a baby to sleep. The art is cute and in an animated style.
David Scheidt – Writer
Andreas Schuster – Artist, Letterer
Laurie E. Smith – Colorist
Harvey Beaks shows us in this story what a fine upstanding young gentleman he is. The lesson here is if you do something wrong take responsibility for it and make it right. All the animals are illustrated so cutely here.
Dale Malinowski – Writer
Sam Spina – Artist, Letterer
Laurie E. Smith – Colorist
Craig goes to far with Sanjay and their friends. This story is to short so its over almost before it begins. The art is prefect for children.
Eric Esquivel – Writer
Gary Fields – Artist
Laurie E. Smith – Colorist
Bryan Senka – Letterer
The Breadwinners get lost in the wrong part of town and must face the Biker Ducks. Somethings just are not as scary as you think they are. Nice fun art here.
Carson Montgomery – Writer
Andreas Schuster – Artist, Colorist, Letterer
Sometimes things should not be taken literally. The creatures here are cute fun looking things.
Eric Esquivel – Writer
James Kaminski – Artist
Laurie E. Smith – Colorist
Bryan Senka – Letterer
Sanjay’s mom telling him a story. The story gets passed along and as is want to happen the story changes with each telling. Now this leads to most unexpected consequences. The bears with nun-chucks are drawn nicely.
Eric Esquivel – Writer
Andreas Schuster – Artist, Letterer
Matt Herms, Laurie E. Smith – Colorists
Are stars science or magic that is the question between Cricket and Banana. The art is fun and exciting as Orion appears. Orion is illustrated as a children’s version of himself.
Miguel Puga – Writer, Artist, Letterer
Amanda Rynda – Colorist
This is a sneak peak at “The Loud House # 1” its a cute look at it to.

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Lost Hero of the Golden Age Ep.13 The Black Bat

First Comics News - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 01:21

The BLACK BAT came out a few weeks after BATMAN. DC COMICS and BETTER PUBLICATIONS threatened each other with lawsuits. The two publishers worked out their differences and the Black Bat ran in Pulp Magazines from 1939 until 1953.

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First Comics News - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 20:28

Your first look at Avengers, Champions, Spider-Gwen and Luke Cage!


New York, NY—July 10, 2017—This fall, a new day will shine on the Marvel Universe with your favorite heroes, your favorite creators…where every story is an event!


Today, Marvel is excited to announce the following creative teams and Legacy titles:



Written by MARK WAID







Written by MARK WAID












Written by DAVID F. WALKER


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RICH REVIEWS: Trish Trash: Rollergirl of Mars # 2

First Comics News - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 20:19

Title: Trish Trash: Rollergirl of Mars # 2
Publisher: Papercutz
Created/Written/Art by: Jessica Abel
Background and Design: Lydia Roberts
Colors: Walter
Price: $ 14.99 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Website: ,
Comments: Trish has a martian that she saved. So in return it makes her a pair of roller blades. As Trish tries them out we are treated to a couple of gorgeous butt shots. Trish is drawn as a beautiful girl.
This issue focuses on life on Mars. It is hard and families struggle just to survive.
Trish and her friend Rocky are shown in some hard hitting action while playing hover derby. The writing brings across how much Trish loves playing hover derby.
Trish and her team the Novas do some special training and improve a lot at hover derby. Than Trish has the unthinkable happen. The worst thing that could happen to her does.
A lot of things happen in this issue. Trish’s life becomes better and worse. Things are never boring on Mars. Trish for a fifteen year old girl has done a lot and learned a lot. Following her life you will never be without something to think about such as what is coming next?

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RICH REVIEWS: Dollface # 6

First Comics News - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 20:15

Title: Dollface # 6
Publisher: Action Lab Comics
Created & Story by: Dan Mendoza & Bryan Seaton
Scripted and Art by: Dan Mendoza
Colors by: Valentina Pucci
Lettered by: Adam Wollet
Covers A & B: Dan Mendoza
Covers C & D: Marco Maccagni
Covers E & F: Colette Turner
Price: $ 4.99 US
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Comments: Lila’s father was also a witch hunter and killer. Lila was a cute little witch killer.
Lila and her friends are visiting a friend in California. Em, Ivan and Lila and Em’s friend Paige enjoy a day at the beach. Lila has one beautiful and sexy bikini to wear there. She enjoys all the beach has to offer. All the lovely expressions on Lila’s face are gorgeously illustrated. The colors are amazing, especially on Lila’s hair.
Five female creatures attack they want Ivan. Their leader wants more to and gets it. She is a huge bloated thing that is filled with evil.
Lila is such a cute living doll. She comes packing though and will blow you apart if she needs to. She is cute but also tough as all get out.

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RICH REVIEWS: Zombie Tramp: Origins # 1

First Comics News - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 20:12

Title: Zombie Tramp: Origins # 1
Publisher: Action Lab Comics
Created/Written/Drawn by: Dan Mendoza
Colors: Valentina Pucci
Letters by: Justin Birch
Cover: Mendoza
Variant Covers: Mendoza, Celor, Maccagni, McKay
Price: $ 4.99 US
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Comments: Janey Belle is the top whore to the celebrities. She is illustrated beautifully but to much black around her to fully show off all her assets.
Janey has a pimp George who makes a deal with the law to stay out of jail.
Janey is drawn in her bra and panties and fishnet stockings and you will not believe how sexy she looks.
Janey while helping George fulfill his deal finds herself in way over her head.
An escaped convict is more than just that as she brings the dead to unlife. This Queen of the zombies is after one Sheriff. This woman is drawn in a sexy style that will leave you wanting to see more of her.
This issue is done ok but for a remastered edition of the original Zombie Tramp, it falls short.
Janey Belle is a cute character and it will be nice to see her progress and her character built upon.

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First Comics News - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 20:07

“INTELLIGENCE” part three! With Zatanna joining the ranks of Batman’s allies, there shouldn’t be any foe the team can’t take on…but does that include their teammate Azrael himself, who just might be cracking up?
On sale JULY 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

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Looking for Adventure on the DMs Guild

Sorcerer's Skull - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 11:00

While mostly I've been content to translate old school adventures for my 5e campaign, I decided to go looking for some adventures there. I haven't been too impressed with what I've found so far, though. They are no worse in basic conception than any number of older modules--indeed, they often have a more interesting high concept--but they tend to be sort of slight and written with a particular scene-based structure that doesn't give you a lot to work with if you're not going to follow their script.

While I don't absolutely reject a scene-based structure (if it's fairly "open"), as a general rule, if there isn't anything interesting about the setup or setting of the adventure, an author's pre-planned idea of a "cool scene" isn't going to work for me.

The DMs Guild 5e adventures I've read have one advantage over the Pathfinder adventures/adventure paths I've read in that at least they aren't as overwritten (though they aren't terse). They don't tend to be as interesting in details though.

Anybody got in 5e adventure recommendations?


First Comics News - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 08:42

Aliases: Colonel Whiteshroud
Occupation: Monster Hunter
Citizenship: United Kingdom
Marital Status: Single
Group Affiliation(s): Monster Hunters Club
Gender: Male
Eyes: Blue
Hair: White
Base of Operations: Long Island
First Appearance: Monster Hunters #1 (August 1975)
Creators: Nicola Cuti & Joe Staton
Powers/Abilities: Marksmanship
Origin: Colonel Whiteshroud fought in WWII as a member of the British Army in Africa, most notably against Rommel, the Desert Fox.The exact details of his past are unknown, but presumably, Whiteshroud has a long history of fighting monsters throughout the world. After some years he established the Monster Hunters Club to draw others like himself together in order to pool resources and share expertise – as well as the occasional story.

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CCL #451 – September 2017 Solicitations

First Comics News - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 08:01

Chris goes over select trade paperbacks and collected editions from the September 2017 solicitations including: Luther Strode: The Complete Series HC (Image); Transformers vs. G.I. Joe: The Quintessential Collection HC, Star Hawks, Vol. 2 HC (IDW); Fantagraphics Studio Edition: Hal Foster’S Prince Valiant Hardcover, Peppy In The Wild West HC, Street Fighting Man: Spain Vol. 1 TP (Fantagraphics), Back Issue! 100 (TwoMorrows); Abe Sapien: Dark And Terrible Volume 1 HC (Dark Horse); Deadpool & Co. Omnibus HC, Thor vs. Hulk TP, Marvel Masterworks: Daredevil Vol. 12 HC, Star Wars: The Screaming Citadel TP, Spider-Man: The Daily Bugle TP, Doctor Strange Epic Collection: Afterlife TP, Tomb Of Dracula: The Complete Collection Vol. 1 TP, Werewolf By Night: The Complete Collection Vol. 1 TP, Marvel Horror: The Magazine Collection TP (Marvel); Batgirl: The Bronze Age Omnibus Vol. 1 HC, DC’s Greatest Hits Box Set TP, The Demon By Jack Kirby TP, Green Lantern: Kyle Rayner Vol. 1 TP, House Of Secrets: The Bronze Age Omnibus HC, Onder Woman And The Justice League Of America Book Two TP, Justice League Of America: A Midsummer’s Nightmare The Deluxe Edition HC, JLA: The Nail/Another Nail Deluxe Edition HC, Justice League Of America: The Detroit Era Omnibus HC, Absolute WildC.A.T.S HC (DC Comics).

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First Comics News - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 03:04

WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Neville (c) def
. Akira Tozawa

Great Balls of Fire
Bray Wyatt def. Seth Rollin

Big Cass def. Enzo

WWE Raw Tag Team Championship (30-Minute Iron Man Match)
Cesaro and Sheamus (c) def. The Hardys

WWE Raw Women’s Championship
Sasha Banks def. Alexa Bliss (c) by Count-out

WWE Intercontinental Championship
The Miz (c) def. Dean Ambrose

Ambulance Match
Braun Strowman def. Roman Reigns

Heath Slater def. Curt Hawkins

WWE Universal Championship
Brock Lesnar (c) def. Samoa Joe

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RICH REVIEWS: War for the Planet of the Apes # 1

First Comics News - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 00:26

Title: War for the Planet of the Apes # 1
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Written by: David F. Walker
Illustrated by: Jonas Scharf
Colors by: Jason Wordie
Letters by: Ed Dukeshire
Cover: Mikhail Borulko
Subscription Cover: Jay Shaw
Unlocked Retailer Variant Cover: Paolo Rivera & Joe Rivera
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Comments: War has broken out and it is apes vs humans. The streets are battlefields.
The Simian Flu or the ALZ-113 Virus is what is making apes smarter. It is making them as intelligent as humans. They want their freedom just as humans do.
The apes here do act like humans, they care about each other, they want to live, and one gorilla wants to take Caesar’s place.
Caesar does have a personal appeal. He says little but it means a lot.
The story is slow and it does not explain somethings that should have been. The art does not show off the apes to their best advantage. Well, Caesar is not to badly portrayed. You know he is the leader.
War has come to Earth and the humans may no longer be the dominant animal on the planet.

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The Hey Kids Comics Radio Show – Episode 67

First Comics News - Sun, 07/09/2017 - 19:27
The Hey Kids Comics Radio Show – Episode 67

Star Wars comics published by IDW? What about Marvel? Is Disney looking at giving Marvel a Shirtless Bear Punch? The lads discuss this development as well as some of the comics they read that week. And that Doctor Who finale!! Wow!

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First Comics News - Sun, 07/09/2017 - 19:20
Sunday, July 23 10:00am Cartooning Snack Shop: Kids Eat (Draw) Free!

At this delicious workshop event, Kristian Andrew Sather (Cartoon Design Revealed) will demonstrate for kids of all ages how to draw tasty cartoon characters using the shapes of produce found at their local grocery stores-e.g., Perry Pear, Allen Apple, Lucy Lettuce, and Suzy Strawberry. All ages are welcome. Sunday July 23, 2017 10:00am – 11:00am
Room 11   1: Programs, Art and Illustration, Cartooning and Comic Strips, Kids, Seminars & Workshops
  • Tags Art and Illustration, Cartooning and Comic Strips, Kids, Seminars & Workshops
10:00am Comic Pitch Review #2

If you’re a writer or artist attending the Comic Creator Connection, this is your chance to practice giving your pitch ahead of time-and get some free coaching from a pro. So, what’s a pitch? A pitch is the way you present yourself or your project to others. It is usually a brief speech designed to persuade and interest your listener in what you’re doing or what you’ve made. Most creators have no trouble coming up with fantastic ideas for new comics, but many of those same creators struggle to talk clearly and concisely about those ideas to other people. That’s your pitch. And if you want to bring your project to life, you must be able to give a good one. Fortunately, this is a skill you can learn and improve with practice-and Pitch Review is a great place to do that. Pitch reviews will be conducted by Douglas Neff, an experienced speaker coach and professional speechwriter, who also co-hosts the Comic Creator Connection. This is not a panel. Instead, these are 3-5 minute individual coaching sessions for as many people as can be accommodated in the scheduled time. Everyone is welcome, but please note that showing up is not a guarantee that you’ll get a review session. Spaces are allotted on a first-come, first-served basis. Sunday July 23, 2017 10:00am – 11:00am
Santa Rosa Room, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina   1: Programs, Comic Creator Connection, Seminars & Workshops
  • Tags Comic Creator Connection, Seminars & Workshops
10:00am Emily the Strange Panel Experience

Emily the Strange creator Rob Reger, illustrator Buzz Parker, and special guest the Strangers present their annual Emily the Strange Panel Experience! Along with a unique Emily the Strange her-story lesson, the panelists will discuss the animated feature film in development with Amazon Studios and the final chapter of the all-ages Dark Horse comic book series Emily and the Strangers. They’ll also provide a sneak peek of new artwork from The Art of Emily the Strange: Volume 2 Odds and Ends . Rob and Buzz will discuss their creative process of collaborating for over 13 years and talk about how it all started, Audience participation will be encouraged with plenty of rewards for being strange . Oh, yeah, and bring your Q’s for some A’s . . . Be there! Or get lost! Sunday July 23, 2017 10:00am – 11:00am
Room 32AB   1: Programs, Art and Illustration, Books, Comics, Kids
  • Tags Art and Illustration, Books, Comics, Kids
10:00am Friendship to the Max with Lumberjanes!

Calling all Lumberjanes fans! With the comics series entering its fourth year, plus a new series of novels from Amulet Books debuting this fall, there’s plenty to talk about around the campfire! Lumberjanes co-creator and co-writer Shannon Watters,Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power! author Mariko Tamaki, and Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power!artist and Lumberjanes co-creator/original artist Brooke Allen discuss the title’s legacy thus far, what’s in store for Mal, Molly, April, Jo, and Ripley in the comics and the novels, and the importance of hardcore lady types! Sunday July 23, 2017 10:00am – 11:00am
Room 25ABC   1: Programs, Comics, Humor & Satire
  • Tags Comics, Humor & Satire
10:00am IDW’s Ultimate Kids’ Comic Panel!

Star Wars ! The Powerpuff Girls ! DuckTales ! Tangled ! My Little Pony ! Have your attention, kids? Come learn about these awesome comic books and, more important, how to make your own! Hosted by IDW group editor Sarah Gaydos and editor Bobby Curnow, this panel of “grown-ups” including Derek Charm, Haley Mancini, Jake Goldman, and Agnes Garbowska talk about how they make some of your favorite kids’ comics. Plus: free comics for all the kids! Sunday July 23, 2017 10:00am – 11:00am
Room 23ABC   1: Programs, Comics, Kids
  • Tags Comics, Kids
10:00am Open Meeting of the Christian Comic Arts Society

The Christian Comic Arts Society, Geeks4God, and Geeky Guys for God host this Sunday morning meeting. It begins at 9:30 with worship with Brendan Prout, Samand Leia Hornedo, and Josh Sims. Christian professionals in the entertainment industry will discuss their faith and how it influences them in their professions, their decisions, and their creative processes. Panelist will include Sergio Cariello (The Action Bible, Lone Ranger), Rhyan LaMarr (Canal Street), Kelly Fellows (NextGen Foursquare leader), Carmi Greene (actress), Scott Zambelli (Transformers and Star Wars franchises), and moderator Ralph Miley (CCAS president). Sunday July 23, 2017 10:00am – 11:00am
Room 28DE   1: Programs, Art and Illustration, Comics
  • Tags Art and Illustration, Comics
10:00am Princess Leia Star Wars Fan Club Tribute Presentation

Join your fellow Star Wars fans for a special tribute in honor of the extraordinary actress Carrie Fisher. Best known for her role as Princess Leia Organa in the Star Wars universe, Carrie’s larger-than-life personality both on and off screen was destined to carve a special place in the hearts of Star Wars fans of all ages. Hear from fellow fans as they share personal stories of how Carrie Fisher inspired them, touched their lives, and will live in everyone’s hearts-always! Hosted by the Star Wars Fan Clubs: Rebel Legion, Mandalorian Mercs, R2 Builders, and 501st Legion. Sunday July 23, 2017 10:00am – 11:00am
Room 6DE   1: Programs, Fandom, Movies, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Tags Fandom, Movies, Science Fiction & Fantasy
10:00am Spotlight on Gail Carriger

Come meet New York Times bestselling author Gail Carriger and ask her all your questions on writing, Steampunk, the publication process, film options, tea, and so much more. Sunday July 23, 2017 10:00am – 11:00am
Room 4   1: Programs, Books, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Books, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Writers & Writing
10:00am Spotlight on Paul Dini

Comic-Con special guest Paul Dini (Batman: The Animated Series, Dark Night: A True Batman Story) is joined by his good friend David Mandel (writer/executive producer, Veep, Seinfeld ; co-author, Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie) for a lively discussion on the many facets of Paul’s career, ranging from comics to Star Wars to Harley Quinn and maybe even to their short time working together on the Clerks animated series. Bring your questions about cartoons, comedy or whatever-these guys will rattle on about pretty much anything. Sunday July 23, 2017 10:00am – 11:00am
Room 7AB   1: Programs, Animation, Art and Illustration, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Movies, Television
  • Tags Animation, Art and Illustration, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Movies, Television
10:00am Spotlight on Tom King

Tom King and Constance Ezra (moderator) discuss the everyday tasks of writing a biweekly comic book like Batman compared to a more under-the-radar project like Vision . Sunday July 23, 2017 10:00am – 11:00am
Room 24ABC   1: Programs, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Writers & Writing
10:00am Steven Universe: Art & Origins

Join Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar for her first San Diego Comic-Con intimate conversation as she discusses the making of the official behind-the-scenes art book, Steven Universe: Art & Origins, for the Emmy Award-nominated TV series.Accompanied by Ian Jones-Quartey and the book’s author, Chris McDonnell, she will lead a conversation covering a wide range of topics, including influences; the process in developing the characters, design, and music for Steven Universe ; and art from the new book, plus a fan Q&A. Sunday July 23, 2017 10:00am – 11:00am
Room 29AB   1: Programs, Animation, Art and Illustration, Television
  • Tags Animation, Art and Illustration, Television
10:00am Comic–Con Film School 104

The final day of our comprehensive course on micro-budget movie-making revolves around what to do after your movie is shot. Panelists will go over the basics of postproduction on your home computer as well as what software to use for editing, graphic design, sound design, visual FX, and finally, how to optimize your movie for uploading to the Internet. Panelists includeValerie Perez (producer/star of the Paula Peril series),Jack Conway (head of programming, Vision Entertainment), Nick Murphy (writer/director, All Night Skate), and Sean Rourke (writer, Ballistica). Sunday July 23, 2017 10:00am – 11:00am
Pacific 23, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina   1: Programs, CCI-IFF and Film School, Marriott Programs, Movies, Seminars and Workshops,Writing |   4: CCI-IFF, CCI-IFF and Film School, Marriott Programs, Movies, Seminars and Workshops, Writing
  • Tags CCI-IFF and Film School, Marriott Programs, Movies, Seminars and Workshops, Writing
10:00am The Annual Jack Kirby Tribute Panel

Continuing the celebration of the Kirby Centennial, this is the annual panel about Comic-Con’s first superstar guest, the man they call “The King of Comics,” Jack Kirby. Jack left us in 1994, but his influence on comics, film, and this convention has never been greater. Discussing the man and his work this year are Jim Chadwick (editor at DC Comics), Paul Levitz (former president at DC Comics), Mike Royer (Kirby’s favorite inker), attorney Paul S. Levine, and several highly surprising surprise guests. Naturally, it’s moderated by former Kirby assistant Mark Evanier. Sunday July 23, 2017 10:00am – 11:15am
Room 5AB   1: Programs, Anniversaries, Art and Illustration, Cartooning and Comic Strips, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Fandom
  • Tags Anniversaries, Art and Illustration, Cartooning and Comic Strips, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Fandom
10:00am Comic-Con How-To: How to Make a Comic

Ever wonder how pros go about creating new comic stories? Twenty-five year veteran Disney comic creators Patrick and Shelly Block will create an actual short Donald Duck story with audience participation in this creative workshop. Learn firsthand how the Blocks come up with story ideas, plot out their tales, create a good story climax, and lay out a story idea so that it comes to life. This popular workshop is guaranteed to bring a chuckle or two, as terrible things are bound to happen when Donald Duck and his nephews are involved! All ages are invited. Sunday July 23, 2017 10:00am – 11:30am
Room 2   1: Programs, Animation, Art and Illustration, Comic-Con How To, Comics
  • Tags Animation, Art and Illustration, Comic-Con How To, Comics
10:00am CCI–IFF Awards Presentation

The films have been shown-now it’s time to award the recipients of the 2017 Comic-Con Independent Film Festival with their trophies and recognition! Comic-Con’sAdam Neese talks to this year’s trio of judges, filmmaker Steve Desmond(writer/director/producer of last year’s CCI:IFF Judges’ Choice award selection,Monsters), Tamiko Brownlee (stunt performer, actress, motion capture actor, fight coordinator, Halo 5: Guardians, True Blood), and cult horror movie favorite Ted Raimi(Spider-Man film series, Ash vs. Evil Dead), about the films and presents prizes and trophies to the winners. Sunday July 23, 2017 10:00am – 11:55am
Pacific 23, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina   1: Programs, Awards Ceremonies, CCI-IFF and Film School, Marriott Programs, Movies |   4: CCI-IFF, Awards Ceremonies, CCI-IFF and Film School, Marriott Programs, Movies
  • Tags Awards Ceremonies, CCI-IFF and Film School, Marriott Programs, Movies
10:00am Food Network’s Chef Duff Goldman Returns

Food Network’s Chef Duff Goldman (Ace of Cakes, From Duff Till Dawn, Cake Masters) returns to SDCC with a special surprise to talk about the explosion in popularity of nerd-themed cakes and weddings, how Instagram changed the way we view food, and what’s in store for him as he continues to take over the culinary world one cake at a time. The celebrity chef will discuss with Jessica Tseang (founder Girl on Geek, Fangirl Foods) about how comics and superheroes made their way into his food presentation and the love of baking. Sunday July 23, 2017 10:00am – 11:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina   1: Programs, Fan Culture Programs, Marriott Programs
  • Tags Fan Culture Programs, Marriott Programs
10:15am Marvel’s Spider-Man World Premiere

Time to roll out the “web carpet,” Spidey fans! Because you’re invited to the world premiere of Marvel Animation’s newest series, Marvel’s Spider-Man ! Hosted by Cort Lane (SVP, animation and family entertainment) and Kevin Shinick (supervising producer, Marvel’s Spider-Man), featuring the MARVELous debut of the new voice of Peter Parker! Be part of the very first audience to see the two-part premiere adventure before it airs later this summer! Sunday July 23, 2017 10:15am – 11:15am
Room 6A   1: Programs, Animation, Comics, Superheroes
  • Tags Animation, Comics, Superheroes
10:30am How To Create Your Own Novel: From the First Idea to Publishing and What You Need To Sell Your Work to TV and Film

The Winner Twins,Brittany and Brianna, multiple award-winning and national bestselling science fiction authors known for their popular Strand series, will explain how to create your own novel step by step, from building your universe to overcoming writer’s block to the different paths to publishing. The twins have taught their unique creative writing method to hundreds of thousands of convention attendees, teachers, and students across the country. They will be joined by Todd McCaffery (New York Times bestselling author, Dragonriders of Pern), Seanan McGuire (New York Times bestselling author, Hugo and Nebula Award-winner, October Daye series, InCryptid series), and David Gerrold (Nebula and Hugo Award-winning author, screenwriter, The Martian Child, Star Trek, Land of the Lost), as well as other panelists to be announced. They will share their war stories, answer your questions, and teach you how to craft your story idea into a marketable novel, television series, or film franchise. This panel will be in loving memory of Richard Hatch, a friend, teacher, and inspiration to all. Sunday July 23, 2017 10:30am – 11:30am
Room 8   1: Programs, Books, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Seminars & Workshops, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Books, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Seminars & Workshops, Writers & Writing
10:30am Supernatural

Series stars and executive producers answer questions about the shocking events in last season’s intense two-part finale and preview what’s in store for lucky season 13. Fans will also be treated to an exclusive video presentation featuring series highlights of your favorite guys from Kansas and maybe a surprise or two! The 13th season of Supernatural will return to Thursdays this fall in its new 8/7c time slot on The CW. The series is produced by Kripke Enterprises Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television. Sunday July 23, 2017 10:30am – 11:30am
Hall H   1: Programs, Action/Adventure, Horror and Suspense, Television
  • Tags Action/Adventure, Horror and Suspense, Television
10:30am Comics Arts Conference #13: Other Voices, Other Histories

Braeden Jones (University of Iowa) discusses the ways in which creators of selected didactic comics from Spain, the U.S., and Mexico modified complicated historical facts to present different ideological interpretations of the conquest of Tenochtitlan. Clarissa Goldsmith (Arizona State University) draws from narratological and borderland theory to analyze how Relampago, the Invincible Man, and El Gato Negro reimagine the superhero genre to address social concerns within the Chicanx community. Dwain C. Pruitt (University of Louisville) traces the development of DC Comics’s black heroes as pseudo-Muslims, from the misunderstanding of African American cultural politics in the 1960s and 1970s to African American creators of the Milestone Comics imprint, and highlights 1978’s Superman vs. Muhammad Ali as a turning point. Sunday July 23, 2017 10:30am – 12:00pm
Room 26AB   1: Programs, Comics, Comics Arts Conference
  • Tags Comics, Comics Arts Conference
10:30am World Premiere of LEGO Scooby-Doo! Blowout Beach Bash

Mystery, Inc. heads to Blowout Beach for a real swinging beach party, but when the Ghost Pirates threaten to crush the good vibes, it’s up to Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Fred, Daphne, and Velma to get the party back on track and save the day! Be among the first to see this all-new LEGO/Scooby-Doo movie, then stay for a fun-filled panel featuring actors Matthew Lillard (Twin Peaks, The Bridge) and Grey Griffin (The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy), the voices of Shaggy and Daphne respectively, alongside producer Rick Morales and director Ethan Spaulding. TV Guide Magazine senior writer Damian Holbrook will moderate the hijinks. LEGO Scooby-Doo! Blowout Beach Bash will be available on July 25, 2017 on DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Sunday July 23, 2017 10:30am – 12:00pm
Room 6BCF   1: Programs, Animation, Kids, Movies, Television
  • Tags Animation, Kids, Movies, Television
11:00am Capturing Teen Angst

Emotions are never more heightened than when you ae a teenager; every trial and tribulation is the end of the world. Mark Waid (Archie) finds out how to capture a teenager’s dramatic spirit with experts Dean Hale (Calamity Jack), Shannon Hale(Real Friends), Erica Henderson (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl), Victoria Jamieson(Roller Girl), and Scott Westerfield (Spill Zone). Sunday July 23, 2017 11:00am – 12:00pm
Room 25ABC   1: Programs, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Fandom, Seminars & Workshops
  • Tags Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Fandom, Seminars & Workshops
11:00am Comics, Beyond the Wall

Eisner Award winners/Brazilian wonder twins Gabriel Bá (Daytripper, Two Brothers) and Fábio Moon (Daytripper, How to Talk to Girls at Parties) talk about the things readers can learn with a wide variety of foreign comics and how everything can be mixed together to end up with something unique and outstanding. They invite you to a session that will bring down the walls that kept you from discovering new and awesome stories. Sunday July 23, 2017 11:00am – 12:00pm
Room 29AB   1: Programs, Art and Illustration, Comics, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Art and Illustration, Comics, Writers & Writing
11:00am Discover Creating Comics with Kids: An Interactive Workshop

Comic books are for everyone, and that includes the youngest readers just learning about the world of four-color fantasy. The creators of BOOM! Studios’s upcoming The Not-So Secret Society graphic novel (Matt Daley, Trevor Crafts, Arlene Daley, and Ellen Crafts) present an interactive workshop where you and your school-age children will get hands-on experience in making their own comic-and leave with some fun surprises, too! Sunday July 23, 2017 11:00am – 12:00pm
Room 11   1: Programs, Comics, Kids, Seminars & Workshops
  • Tags Comics, Kids, Seminars & Workshops
11:00am Disneybounding 101: An Introduction to the Pop Culture Fashion Phenomenon

Cosplayers Sara Katz-Scher (ThatPrincessGirl) and Neil A. Williams II(LostBoyCosplay) of The Adventure Effect along with Leslie Kay (DisneyBound blog) discuss how to choose, design, shop for, wear, and photograph your Disneybound (Disney-inspired fashionable ensembles) as well as the difference between costuming and Disneybounding. Sunday July 23, 2017 11:00am – 12:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina   1: Programs, Costuming, Fan Culture Programs, Fandom
  • Tags Costuming, Fan Culture Programs, Fandom
11:00am Fantasy, Diversity, and Inspiring One Another

Leigh Bardugo (Six of Crows, Crooked Kingdom, and Wonder Woman: Warbringer), Michael Dante DiMartino (Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra, and Rebel Genius), and Tomi Adeyemi (Children of Blood and Bone) talk about fantasy across all mediums, diversity in literature and on the screen, and their inspirations for their works. All three creators will discuss their upcoming projects: The Language of Thornsby Leigh Bardugo, Warrior Genius and The Legend of Korra comics by Michael DiMartino, and Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone (both the trilogy and the forthcoming movie adaptation, which has been optioned by Fox 2000). Moderated by Kurt Mattila, film director and editor of such films as Tron: The Next Day and Lies & Alibis. Kurt’s love for filmmaking is rivaled only by his passion for comic books, which he channels through his superhero podcast, The Big Pull. Sunday July 23, 2017 11:00am – 12:00pm
Room 32AB   1: Programs, Books, Comics, Fandom, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Tags Books, Comics, Fandom, Science Fiction & Fantasy
11:00am GeekEd #1: Nerdentity

Being a nerd is only one part of your identity. How race, culture, spirituality, background, and other aspects of you intersect with your fandom identity is vital to understanding who you are and what makes you special. Education pros will give you insight into their own “Nerdentity,” explore current identity issues in pop culture, and show you how to utilize this intersection to serve students at your college or university. This panel is one of four specifically focused on college and university staff, faculty, and students. Sunday July 23, 2017 11:00am – 12:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library   1: Programs, Fandom, Library Programs
  • Tags Fandom, Library Programs
11:00am Guide to Illustrating Comics

ComiXology Facebook Live crew Matt Kolowski and Tia Vasiliou host a lineup of talented comics artists including Jock (Batman), Sana Takeda (Monstress), and surprise guests in a discussion about the triumphs, sorrows, tricks, and craft of illustrating comics. What’s the hardest thing to draw? What inspires their work? Who are the artists they admire most? Get the inside scoop from the pros. Sunday July 23, 2017 11:00am – 12:00pm
Room 24ABC   1: Programs, Art and Illustration, Comics, Seminars & Workshops
  • Tags Art and Illustration, Comics, Seminars & Workshops
11:00am Monsters, Mayhem, Magic, and Machines for the Next Generation

Classics like Star Wars, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Harry Potter, E.T., and Ghostbusterscontinue to find fans year after year in their original and updated iterations. Author panelists explore more tales to entice readers of every age-from fantastical stories of colliding worlds to horrifying tomes of haunted houses and beyond-and discuss how the creators were influenced by the classics. With Armand Baltazar (Timeless: Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic), Madeleine Roux (House of Furies), Marie Lu(Warcross), Marissa Meyer (Renegades), Amanda Foody (Daughter of the Burning City), and Christina Henry (Lost Boy), led by Cecil Castellucci (Shade the Changing Girl). Sunday July 23, 2017 11:00am – 12:00pm
Room 28DE   1: Programs, Books, Horror and Suspense, Mysteries & Crime Dramas, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Books, Horror and Suspense, Mysteries & Crime Dramas, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Writers & Writing
11:00am Spotlight on Bruce Timm

Emmy Award-winning animator/producer/director (and Comic-Con 2017 special guest) Bruce Timm talks about his career in animation, including the 25th anniversary of the ground-breaking Batman: The Animated Series, his latest project, Batman and Harley Quinn (which had its world premiere at Comic-Con on Friday night), and his comics work. Questions and answer session, too! Sunday July 23, 2017 11:00am – 12:00pm
Room 7AB   1: Programs, Animation, Art and Illustration, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Movies, Television, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Animation, Art and Illustration, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Movies, Television, Writers & Writing
11:00am Spotlight on Liz Suburbia

Liz Suburbia (Sacred Heart, Cyanide Milkshake) sits down to discuss her work and influences with artist and publisher Kevin Czap (Czap Books, Füchi Perf), followed by a Q&A session. Sunday July 23, 2017 11:00am – 12:00pm
Room 4   1: Programs, Art and Illustration, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics
  • Tags Art and Illustration, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics
11:00am The Secret Origin of Good Readers

Get tips and insights on using comic creation tools to increase learning in your classroom. Special guests: New York Times and USA Today bestseller Anne Elizabeth(Once a SEAL), writer/editor Dave Elliot (The Weirding Willows), librarian Karen Green(Columbia University), New York Times bestseller Marjorie M. Liu (Monstress), and retailer Mimi Cruz (Night Flight Comics). Sunday July 23, 2017 11:00am – 12:30pm
Room 23ABC   1: Programs, Books, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Education, Seminars & Workshops
  • Tags Books, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Education, Seminars & Workshops
11:15am Marvel: ResurrXion

The ResurrXion is upon us! The X-Men have been catapulted back to the forefront of the Marvel universe, and there’s still more to come! join editor-in-chief Axel Alonso,executive editor Nick Lowe, and writers Sina Grace (Iceman), Marc Guggenheim (X-Men Gold), and Christina Strain (Generation X) for an X-citing discussion about the past, present, and future of all things X-Men! Sunday July 23, 2017 11:15am – 12:15pm
Room 5AB   1: Programs, Comics, Superheroes
  • Tags Comics, Superheroes
11:15am Science Fiction, Science Future

SpaceX is developing a reusable passenger rocket, and self-driving cars will soon be in everyone’s garage. Science fiction has become science reality. Where are we heading next? Join the Fleet Science Center as they bring together Andy Weir(author of The Martian), Mike Johnson (writer, Star Trek comics), and other science fiction writers to discuss with local scientists and engineers what the future will hold. Sunday July 23, 2017 11:15am – 12:15pm
Room 6DE   1: Programs, Education, Humor & Satire, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Education, Humor & Satire, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Writers & Writing
11:30am A Conversation About Inclusivity and Diversity in Comics and the Comics Market

Hear a diverse mix of creators and booksellers discuss diverse characters in comics, finding and audience for them, and the impact that the push for inclusiveness has had on the comics both creatively and financially. Sunday July 23, 2017 11:30am – 12:30pm
Room 8   1: Programs, Comics, Fandom, Seminars & Workshops, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Comics, Fandom, Seminars & Workshops, Writers & Writing
11:30am Comic-Con How-To: Mental Health and Comics

Edmund Cronin and a panel of comic creators, storytellers, and doctors each have a unique story to share. Comics have been and are being used to bring attention to mental health issues in very thoughtful and provocative ways. Learn about how comics can play a role in reversing the stigma of mental illness and explore ways to understand and connect with love ones from Alex Thomas, M.D. (pediatric allergist, cartoonist, co-founder of Booster Shot Media), Christine Clark, M.D. (psychiatric resident at University of New Mexico, scientist, author), Jeremy Lasman (artist, entrepreneur, inventor, co-founder of the Art and Learning Expedition), Gary Ashwal(health communication specialist, co-founder of Booster Shot Media), Dave Elliott(author of Odyssey, The Weirding Willows, artist, editor-in-chief at Zuiker Press), and Edmund Cronin (artist, evangelist, entrepreneur, public speaker). Sunday July 23, 2017 11:30am – 12:30pm
Room 2   1: Programs, Comic-Con How To, Education, Seminars & Workshops
  • Tags Comic-Con How To, Education, Seminars & Workshops
11:30am Cartoon Voices II

With the smash-hit success of yesterday’s Cartoon Voices I panel, there’s no choice but to do another one-with different but equally talented actors from the world of animation voicing. Once again, moderator Mark Evanier has assembled an all-star dais that will include Neil Kaplan (Transformers, Voltron), Nickie Bryar (Family Guy, American Dad!), Bob Joles (Puss in Boots, SpongeBob SquarePants), Debra Wilson(MADtv, Family Guy), Chuck McCann (Fantastic Four, DuckTales), and probably someone else. Sunday July 23, 2017 11:30am – 12:45pm
Room 6A   1: Programs, Animation, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Humor & Satire,Kids, Movies, Seminars & Workshops, Television
  • Tags Animation, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Humor & Satire, Kids, Movies, Seminars & Workshops, Television
11:45am TNT’s The Last Ship with Eric Dane: Panel and Exclusive Sneak Peek of Season Four

The Last Ship is back for a thrilling fourth season, and it’s time to reenlist! Over the course of the first three seasons, the Navy destroyer U.S.S. Nathan James has been the central vehicle for the discovery and distribution of the cure to the Red Flu, resulting in near global recovery. After the chilling events at the end of last season, Tom Chandler (Eric Dane) has given up his heroic titles and responsibilities and sought solace-and anonymity-with his family in a small fishing village in Greece. Meanwhile, Captain Slattery (Adam Baldwin) and the crew of the Nathan James have discovered that the virus has “jumped kingdoms” and now infects the world’s food crops, bringing humanity to the brink of global famine. As the ship traverses the Mediterranean in search of a solution that can save the world’s food supply, Chandler encounters his own enemies in Greece. His “hero’s journey” becomes a modern-day retelling of Homer’s Odyssey. Join Eric Dane, Adam Baldwin, Bridget Regan, and showrunner Steven Kane for an exclusive sneak preview of what’s yet to come this season. Sunday July 23, 2017 11:45am – 12:45pm
Hall H   1: Programs, Action/Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
  • Tags Action/Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
12:00pm Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Two Decades with Feeling A 20th Anniversary Celebration

The authors of the upcoming oral history Slayers & Vampires from Tor Books about Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Edward Gross and Mark A. Altman (co-authors of The Fifty-Year Mission) reopen the Hellmouth and look back at the secret history of the slayer who saved the world a lot, in honor of the show’s 20th anniversary. They will also look at what the future might hold for slayage in the 21st century and revisit the underappreciated genius of Angel and the Buffys that never were, featuring some surprise guests. Sunday July 23, 2017 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Room 7AB   1: Programs, Anniversaries, Horror and Suspense, Movies, Television
  • Tags Anniversaries, Horror and Suspense, Movies, Television
12:00pm Comics Arts Conference #14: The Value of Mental Illness and Trauma: Finding Resilience in Pain

Superheroes are known for their traumatic pasts and for regularly enduring painful beatings. The question of how this affects their personalities is explored by Patrick O’Connor (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology), Cara Battistella(University of Pittsburgh), and Sean B. Knuth (SBKPhD). Citing recent neurotrauma research, they discuss mental illness and head trauma through recent stories of Batman, Spider-Man, Jessica Jones, Black Widow, and others. Additionally, panelists discuss how these events factor into increasing violent behavior. Panelists will also consider treatment options and how seeking treatment could affect the futures of these characters. If a superhero sought therapy, would they no longer seek justice? Sunday July 23, 2017 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Room 26AB   1: Programs, Comics, Comics Arts Conference, Education, Seminars & Workshops
  • Tags Comics, Comics Arts Conference, Education, Seminars & Workshops
12:00pm DIY Reboot: The Restorative Power of Fanfic

In a discussion moderated by Jen Stout (fanfic editor, beta reader), panelists Kaylie Allen (multifandom writer), Shannon Conover (fandom blogger), and Phoenix Mendoza (fan artist, writer) explore fanfic’s roots in zine and queer culture, variations across decades and fandoms, sexism concerning how fan works are perceived by the general public, and fanfic’s healing, restorative qualities for readers, writers, and fans. Sunday July 23, 2017 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina   1: Programs, Books, Fan Culture Programs, Fandom, Marriott Programs, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Books, Fan Culture Programs, Fandom, Marriott Programs, Writers & Writing
12:00pm GeekEd #2: Shall We Play a Game?

“Play” is all around us, particularly at colleges and universities and especially here at Comic-Con. But how often do people stop to realize how much “play” affects how they live? A panel of game scholars discuss how building better games, identifying the biases within them, and the act of “play” helps people empathize with others and provides them with a guideline for this work on college campuses. Panelists include Aaron Trammell (UC Irvine), Constance Steinkuehler (former senior policy analyst, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy), and other experts. This panel is one of four specifically focused on college and university staff, faculty, and students. Sunday July 23, 2017 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library   1: Programs, Books, Comics, Education, Library Programs, Seminars & Workshops
  • Tags Books, Comics, Education, Library Programs, Seminars & Workshops
12:00pm R2-Builders: How to Make Your Own R2-D2/BB-8?

Get all of the information you need to build your own fully functional droid character from the Star Wars universe. Moderator Victor Franco and panelists Mike Senna,Michael McMaster, William Miyamoto, Joe Font, and Thomas Roeoesli share their knowledge and expertise to make your build a success. Sunday July 23, 2017 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Room 11   1: Programs, Education, Seminars & Workshops
  • Tags Education, Seminars & Workshops
12:00pm Spotlight on James Hudnall

James Hudnall (writer, letterer, publisher) has worked at Marvel, DC, Image, Malibu, and Eclipse. He created Harsh Realm, The Psycho, Espers, The Age of Heroes, and many others. He was also part of VIZ’s early slate of manga translations. Explore these and many other highlights of a diverse career with James and artists David Lloyd (V for Vendetta), and Greg Horn (Marvel covers). Moderated by Dr. Terry Cronin (writer, publisher). Sunday July 23, 2017 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Room 28DE   1: Programs, Art and Illustration, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics
  • Tags Art and Illustration, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics
12:00pm Spotlight on Shannon Hale and Dean Hale

Celebrate the incredible work of the bestselling and award-winning husband and wife team of Shannon Hale and Dean Hale. Shannon has written for kids and adults including the acclaimed graphic novel memoir Real Friends, the Newbery Honor recipient Princess Academy, and Austenland, which was made into a major motion picture. Together, the Hales have co-authored the bestselling Princess in Black chapter book series, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl middle-grade novel, the Eisner-nominated Rapunzel’s Revenge graphic novel and its companion, Calamity Jack, and the upcoming middle-grade novel Monster High/Ever After High: The Legend of Shadow High. Sunday July 23, 2017 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Room 4   1: Programs, Art and Illustration, Books, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances,Comics, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Art and Illustration, Books, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Writers & Writing
12:00pm The Comic Book Elements of Avatar and Korra

Dark Horse and Nickelodeon are excited to treat fans to a panel worthy of Aang himself! Join the creative team behind The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars and other special guests for a further exploration of the world. Fans will also have the opportunity to showcase their knowledge of the elements in a fun trivia competition for awesome prizes! Panelists will be Janet Varney (The Legend of Korra TV series), Irene Koh (The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars), Michael Dante DiMartino (Avatar: The Last Airbender), and Dustin Nelson (social media coordinator at Dark Horse). Sunday July 23, 2017 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Room 24ABC   1: Programs, Animation, Comics, Television
  • Tags Animation, Comics, Television
12:00pm The Future Is Bleak

All stories require an element of conflict, but some authors see a darker vision than others when they gaze into the future. Panelists Alex R. Kahler (Runebinder), Scott Westerfeld (Spill Zone), Cory Doctorow (Walkaway), Annalee Newitz (Autonomous), and Scott Reintgen (Nyxia) serve as guides to poisoned presents, alternative timeline apocalypses, near and far future dystopias, and other not-so-cheery scenarios with Maryelizabeth Yturralde (Mysterious Galaxy). Sunday July 23, 2017 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Room 25ABC   1: Programs, Books, Seminars & Workshops, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Books, Seminars & Workshops, Writers & Writing
12:00pm Toy Pizza: Knights of the Slice Round Table

Calling all Squires of the Slice! Host Jamie King (Marvel’s Daredevil) grills creators Jesse DeStasio and Nicky Fung on the fate of their YouTube show Toy Pizza as well as what’s next for the smash-hit action figure line, Knights of the Slice. Attendees will get a first look at the future toy releases and have a chance to win them months before they hit the market. Gluten-free pizza recipes available upon request. Sunday July 23, 2017 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Room 29AB   1: Programs, Action Figures – Toys – Collectibles, Comics, Fandom, Humor & Satire, Superheroes,Web
  • Tags Action Figures – Toys – Collectibles, Comics, Fandom, Humor & Satire, Superheroes, Web
12:00pm Ball-Jointed Dolls

Doll creators, owners, and enthusiasts discuss the world of ball-jointed resin dolls from companies such as Volks, FairyLand, LUTS, Iplehouse, and many others. Featuring industry professionals Sarah Kim; Bo Bergemann, creator behind Bo Bergemann Dolls; Sher Rhein, chair of BJDC in Austin; and customizer Pam Ford of PamSDminiCostuming on Etsy. Panelists will discuss the artistic processes behind the creation and customization of ball-jointed dolls as well as information about the expanding BJD collector community. You’ll have the opportunity to learn the basics about BJDs, pick up tips on customizing, maintaining, and photographing these beautiful dolls, and learn about the BJD collector community. It’s a great opportunity to experience the different types of dolls from tiny to towering in the world of BJDs. Sunday July 23, 2017 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Room 32AB   1: Programs, Action Figures – Toys – Collectibles, Fandom
  • Tags Action Figures – Toys – Collectibles, Fandom
12:00pm Comic Creator Connection #2

Are you a writer with a great idea for a comic book series, but you canâ Sunday July 23, 2017 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Santa Rosa Room, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina   1: Programs, Comic Creator Connection, Comics, Marriott Programs, Seminars & Workshops
  • Tags Comic Creator Connection, Comics, Marriott Programs, Seminars & Workshops
12:00pm CCI–IFF Award Winners Showcase

(Winners and times TBA)
The films have been shown-now it’s time to award the recipients of the 2017 Comic-Con Independent Film Festival with their trophies and recognition! Comic-Con’sAdam Neese talks to this year’s trio of judges, filmmaker Steve Desmond(writer/director/producer of last year’s CCI:IFF Judges’ Choice award selection,Monsters), Tamiko Brownlee (stunt performer, actress, motion capture actor, fight coordinator, Halo 5: Guardians, True Blood), and cult horror movie favorite Ted Raimi(Spider-Man film series, Ash vs. Evil Dead), about the films and presents prizes and trophies to the winners. Sunday July 23, 2017 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Pacific 23, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina   1: Programs, Awards Ceremonies, CCI-IFF and Film School, Marriott Programs, Movies |   4: CCI-IFF, Awards Ceremonies, CCI-IFF and Film School, Marriott Programs, Movies
  • Tags Awards Ceremonies, CCI-IFF and Film School, Marriott Programs, Movies
12:15pm CBLDF Live Art Jam

Celebrate creative freedom by seeing art made right before your eyes! The CBLDF Live Art Jam brings together a variety of comics artists, including acclaimed creator of The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye Sonny Liew, award-winning March artist Nate Powell, and other special guests who will make art on the spot and share their perspectives on censorship and the creative process. Watch live art being created, learn about censorship, and bid to win the pieces made during the panel! All proceeds benefit the important free speech work of CBLDF. Sunday July 23, 2017 12:15pm – 1:45pm
Room 5AB   1: Programs, Art and Illustration, CBLDF Events, Comics
  • Tags Art and Illustration, CBLDF Events, Comics
12:15pm World Premiere of LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain

Missing memories provide an intriguing mystery for our young female protagonists in the all-new animated film, LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain. See the world premiere of this film, the first LEGO entry in the worldwide DC Super Hero Girls franchise phenomenon, then stay for a fun panel featuring the voices of Wonder Woman, Supergirl, and Harley Quinn/Poison Ivy—Grey Griffin (Scooby-Doo and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery), Tara Strong (The Fairly Oddparents, My Little Pony), and Anais Fairweather (DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games), respectively, alongside producer Rick Morales (Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders), director Todd Grimes(Back at the Barnyard), and screenwriter Jeremy Adams (Monsuno). DC All Access host Tiffany Smith moderates. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment, and the LEGO Group, LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment July 25, on digital HD, and August 8 on DVD. Sunday July 23, 2017 12:15pm – 1:45pm
Room 6BCF   1: Programs, Animation, Comics, Movies, Superheroes
  • Tags Animation, Comics, Movies, Superheroes
12:30pm Fantasy Novels

Learn about writing fantasy novels, publishing, and book-to-movie adaptations from New York Times bestselling authors Gail Carriger (The Parasol Protectorate), Robin Hobb (Assassin’s Apprentice), Seanan McGuire (October Daye), and Mary Pearson (The Remnant Chronicles). Moderated by Henry Herz (Cap’n Rex & His Clever Crew). Sunday July 23, 2017 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Room 8   1: Programs, Books, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Books, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Writers & Writing
12:30pm The Secret Origin of Good Readers Breakout Session

Create a comic book from scratch with industry pros. Join New York Times and USA Today bestseller Anne Elizabeth (Once a SEAL), writer/editor Dave Elliot (The Weirding Willows), librarian Karen Green (Columbia University), New York Timesbestselling author Marjorie Liu (Monstress), and retailer Mimi Cruz (Night Flight Comics). Sunday July 23, 2017 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Room 23ABC   1: Programs, Art and Illustration, Comic-Con How To, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Seminars & Workshops, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Art and Illustration, Comic-Con How To, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Seminars & Workshops, Writers & Writing
12:30pm Women of Marvel

From Ms. Marvel to the A-Force, from Twitter to tumblr, the subject of women in comics has been one of the most talked-about in comics recently. Join the conversation as women from multiple disciplines in the creative process at Marvel discuss what it’s like working as a woman in comics today and what it means for the future of the industry. Panelists include content development director Sana Amanat,producer Judy Stephens, and more special guests to be announced. Sunday July 23, 2017 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Room 6DE   1: Programs, Art and Illustration, Comics, Superheroes, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Art and Illustration, Comics, Superheroes, Writers & Writing
12:30pm Comic-Con How-To: Proper Pitching and Self-Promotion

Find out what it takes to present a proper pitch to a client or company. You will learn about presentation, body language, elevator pitches, standing out, interview skills, and how to make an opportunity when there isn’t one. Presented by Bryan Tillman,the owner and CEO of the Kaiser Studio Productions, a production studio for comics, toys, animation, and games. Sunday July 23, 2017 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Room 2   1: Programs, Comic-Con How To, Seminars & Workshops
  • Tags Comic-Con How To, Seminars & Workshops
1:00pm Bizarre States

Jessica Chobot (Nerdist News and Mothership) and Andrew Bowser (creative producer/host) take on the weird, wacky, and wonderful world of the paranormal, true crime, occult, and just plain odd. Topics run the gamut from strange news á la “Weird of the Week” to the ongoing feline saga in “Bowser’s Backyard.” Join in as they pull back the curtain on the supernatural, all while they mercilessly make fun of each other. Sunday July 23, 2017 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room 6A   1: Programs, Fandom, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Web
  • Tags Fandom, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Web
1:00pm Browncoats Meeting Room

Calling all Big Damn Heroes! Come join fellow Firefly fans as the California Browncoats share news of the ‘verse. Wear a cunning hat. Who knows what could happen? There’s no better way to share your love for Firefly, and it’s a lot more practical than starting a fight in an Alliance-friendly bar on U-day. Sunday July 23, 2017 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina   1: Programs, Costuming, Fan Culture Programs, Fandom, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Tags Costuming, Fan Culture Programs, Fandom, Science Fiction & Fantasy
1:00pm Cartoon Art Museum Workshop: Manga Stardom for Beginners

Love reading manga like Yotsuba&!, Tokyo Ghoul, The Legend of Zelda, Death Note, Attack on Titan, One-Punch Man, or Chi’s Sweet Home? Learn how to draw your own manga with the Cartoon Art Museum in this beginner workshop based on Sakura of America’s how-to series, Manga Start! Try drawing cartoons for the first time or practice basic skills. Supplies provided by Sakura. Plus, win Sakura Manga Start booklets and starter kits giveaways for active participants! Kids and adults welcome! Sunday July 23, 2017 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room 11   1: Programs, Anime & Manga, Art and Illustration, Comics, Kids, Seminars & Workshops
  • Tags Anime & Manga, Art and Illustration, Comics, Kids, Seminars & Workshops
1:00pm Chicano Comics

In Mexico and other Latin American countries, reading comic books and comic strips has long been an accepted form of entertainment and even a potential mode of cultural and political learning and transgression. As a storytelling medium, the comic is especially attractive to Latinos and Latinas. Comic books cost little to make. They offer the possibility of a grassroots-style distribution on the Internet and by word of mouth. Most American comics fans are unfamiliar with Latino comics south of the border or indeed the magical realist world presented in mural, painting, and even graffiti form. This is the third continuous year Comic-Con has welcomed Latino artists, cartoonists, and exhibitors to talk about graphic narratives in the Chicano culture. This panel is honored to have the presence of Juan Felipe Herrera, the recent poet laureate of both California and the entire U.S., as well as renowned Peruvian muralist Mario Torero, former Logan resident Lalo “La Cucaracha” Alvarez,Mexican graphic novelist Charles Glaubitz (whose latest graphic novel, Star Seeds, is the subject of an exhibition by the Bread and Salt Gallery in Logan), and the San Diego Free Press cartoonist Joaquin Junco Jr. (Junco Canché). David Favela is the owner of Border X at the center of the Logan community, which provides music nearly every night and a gallery featuring local artists. Sunday July 23, 2017 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room 25ABC   1: Programs, Art and Illustration, Books, Cartooning and Comic Strips, Comics, Fan Culture Programs, Fandom
  • Tags Art and Illustration, Books, Cartooning and Comic Strips, Comics, Fan Culture Programs, Fandom
1:00pm Danger & Eggs

Danger & Eggs, a new Amazon Original for kids, follows the endless adventures of a fearless, teal-haired girl named D.D. Danger (Aidy Bryant) and her ever-cautious best friend, a giant talking egg named Phillip (Eric Knobel). D.D. is always chasing her next big thrill, and luckily for her, Phillip is always there by her side with jerry-rigged safety mechanisms to make her thrill-seeking dreams come true. Join moderator Chris Hardwick (Talking Dead@midnight) as he talks with the show’s voice talent Aidy Bryant (Saturday Night Live) and Eric Knobel (Huge Theater), along with guest voice talent Charlyne Yi (Knocked Up), Jasika Nicole (Fringe), Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), and the show’s creators Shadi Petosky (Yo Gabba Gabba!, MAD) and Mike Owens (Yo Gabba Gabba!, Animaniacs), for a screening of an episode of Danger & Eggsand an audience Q&A. Danger & Eggs is available to stream now on Amazon Prime Video. Sunday July 23, 2017 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room 24ABC   1: Programs, Animation, Humor & Satire, Television, Web
  • Tags Animation, Humor & Satire, Television, Web
1:00pm Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency: BBC America Official Panel

Join stars Elijah Wood (Todd Brontzman), Samuel Barnett (Dirk Gently), Hannah Marks (Amanda Brontzman), Jade Eshete (Farah Black), Fiona Dourif (Bart), Mpho Koaho (Ken), and new to season two, Alan Tudyk (Mr. Priest) and Tyler Labine(Sherlock Hobbs) when they descend on Hall H with writer and executive producer Max Landis (Bright) and showrunner Robert Cooper (Stargate Atlantis). Moderated by Kevin Smith, the panel will chat with fans about how everything was connected in season one and provide an exclusive sneak peek at season two. Inspired by Douglas Adams’ (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Doctor Who) acclaimed novel and from the studio of The Walking Dead, WIRED says the BBCA original series “has all the makings of a new cult favorite” and the Hollywood Reporter says it’s “a fun, absurdist story that will have loads of weird twists and turns.” Season one is available to binge on, BBC America App, and On Demand from July 1-31. Season two premieries this fall on BBC AMERICA. Sunday July 23, 2017 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Hall H   1: Programs, Humor & Satire, Television, Web
  • Tags Humor & Satire, Television, Web
1:00pm GeekEd #3: Caring for the Nerd Mind

Teachers, education administrators, and student affairs professionals are being called to respond to a wide variety of mental health concerns across the education landscape, with students today managing greater educational debt, digital identities, and high expectations for academic performance. This panel of educators and mental health experts share how they have applied their passion for fandom and the lessons they’ve learned from superheroes to develop new best practices for promoting mental health in schools and on campuses. This panel is one of four specifically focused on college and university staff, faculty, and students. Sunday July 23, 2017 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library   1: Programs, Education, Library Programs, Seminars & Workshops
  • Tags Education, Library Programs, Seminars & Workshops
1:00pm Keeping it Funny

Abraham Riesman of Vulture discusses the breadth of humor and satire possible in the medium of comics. He’s joined by Mimi Pond, whose fictionalized memoir The Customer Is Always Wrong is rich with the slang and jokes of 1970s Bay Area counterculture; R. Sikoryak, whose satirical takes on the 2016 presidential election online and tech jargon in Terms and Conditions have delighted readers everywhere; Gemma Correll, whose relatable comics about anxiety and pets appear on The Guardian and are collected in The Worrier’s Guide to Life ; and Simon Hanselmann,whose meticulously watercolored stoner witch comics (published on his tumblr and in books such as Megahex and One More Year) are soaked in a black humor. Sunday July 23, 2017 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room 28DE   1: Programs, Cartooning and Comic Strips, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances,Comics, Humor & Satire
  • Tags Cartooning and Comic Strips, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Humor & Satire
1:00pm Minecraft Books

Bestselling author Max Brooks (World War Z) and editor Sarah Peed (Del Rey Books) discuss Minecraft’s first official novel, Minecraft: The Island, along with other official Minecraft books. Sunday July 23, 2017 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room 7AB   1: Programs, Books, Kids, Video Games, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Books, Kids, Video Games, Writers & Writing
1:00pm Spotlight on Sarah Glidden

Sarah Glidden is the bestselling author of 2016’s Rolling Blackouts: Dispatches from Turkey, Syria, and Iraq, an inquiry into journalism and the legacy of the Iraq War that offers a portrait of the humanitarian crises in the region. In 2010, she published the acclaimed graphic memoir How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less . Rob Salkowitz(Forbes; University of Washington communications department) leads a wide-ranging conversation with Glidden. Sunday July 23, 2017 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room 4   1: Programs, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Writers & Writing
1:00pm What’s Hot in Young Adult Fiction!

Strong protagonists, engrossing romance, humor, action, and deeper questions of identity-that’s what’s hot! Join in for this popular annual Q&A session and chat about the newest titles and trends in YA fiction. Moderated by Nathan Bransford (How To Write a Novel) and featuring Jennifer Armentrout (The Problem with Forever), S. Jae-Jones (Wintersong), Lish McBride (Pyromantic), Brendan Reichs (Nemesis), Beth Revis(Star Wars: Rebel Rising), Jason Reynolds (Long Way Down), Megan Whalen Turner(Thick as Thieves), Kiersten White (And I Darken), and Nicola Yoon (Everything, Everything). Sunday July 23, 2017 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room 29AB   1: Programs, Books, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Books, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Writers & Writing
1:00pm Comics Arts Conference #15: Fangirls

Angela Chiarmonte (University of Colorado Boulder) analyzes how Ms. Marvelresonates with the Millennial generation by rejecting and subverting stereotypes of Millennials. Caitlin O’Shea (Reed College) addresses how women as comic fans, retailers, and creators navigate a space that is traditionally masculine and hostile to their gender. Angelica Kalika (University of Colorado Boulder) uses fan interpretations of Spider-Gwen texts to define Spider-Gwen’s connection to feminist and millennial speech communities. Sunday July 23, 2017 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Room 26AB   1: Programs, Comics, Comics Arts Conference, Seminars & Workshops
  • Tags Comics, Comics Arts Conference, Seminars & Workshops
1:30pm Comics Art Live for Kids

How do you tell a story in comics format? Three comics creators- Nidhi Chanani(Pashmina), MK Reed (Science Comics: Dinosaurs), and Alison Wilgus (Science Comics: Flying Machines)-come together to tell your stories, working with audience prompts to put together a comic right in front of your eyes. This panel is great for kids and families. Moderated by Dawn Rutherford (Brier Library). Sunday July 23, 2017 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Room 23ABC   1: Programs, Art and Illustration, Comics, Kids, Seminars & Workshops
  • Tags Art and Illustration, Comics, Kids, Seminars & Workshops
1:30pm Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes

Jack Bender (EP/director, Lost, Under the Dome), Harry Treadaway (Penny Dreadful), Kelly Lynch (The L Word), Holland Taylor (Two and a Half Men, The Practice), and Breeda Wool (UnREAL) discuss their new original series on AT&T Audience Network based on the bestselling Stephen King novel, which follows a demented killer who taunts a retired police detective and the crusade to bring the killer to justice before he is able to strike again. Sunday July 23, 2017 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Room 8   1: Programs, Books, Horror and Suspense, Mysteries & Crime Dramas, Television, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Books, Horror and Suspense, Mysteries & Crime Dramas, Television, Writers & Writing
1:45pm DC: My Secret Origin or How I Broke In to Comics

They say breaking up is hard to do . . . but breaking into comics may be tougher! Get an inside look at how some of DC’s topnotch talent broke in and began crafting the tales of your favorite DC superheroes. Sunday July 23, 2017 1:45pm – 2:45pm
Room 6DE   1: Programs, Art and Illustration, Comics, Seminars & Workshops, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Art and Illustration, Comics, Seminars & Workshops, Writers & Writing
1:45pm Image Comics: Your New Favorite Series

What’s your favorite book from Image Comics? Are you ready to meet your next favorite series? Drop in on this panel and listen to Cullen Bunn (Regression), Jim Mahfood (Grrl Scouts), Grace Ellis (Moonstruck), and Shae Beagle (Moonstruck) tell you about their new projects, discuss creating, and recommend favorite comics of their own. Sunday July 23, 2017 1:45pm – 2:45pm
Room 5AB   1: Programs, Comics
  • Tags Comics
2:00pm Colored Pencil 101 With Melanie Gillman

In this workshop, Melanie Gillman (As the Crow Flies) will walk you through the basics of drawing comics in colored pencil! You’ll learn tips and tricks for choosing color palettes, shading, rendering, and adding finishing touches in a fun hands-on event. All ages/skill levels welcome and no previous experience necessary. Sunday July 23, 2017 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room 28DE   1: Programs, Art and Illustration, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics,Seminars & Workshops
  • Tags Art and Illustration, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Seminars & Workshops
2:00pm Cover Story: The Art of the Cover

What does it take to make a great cover for a comic book? Let’s ask five of the top artists . . . all folks who’ve created some of the best. Come hear the “shop talk” of Arthur Adams (Longshot, Monkeyman and O’Brien), Mike Grell (The Warlord ; Jon Sable, Freelance), Joyce Chin (America, Deadpool the Duck), Joe Staton (E-Man, Dick Tracy), and Erica Henderson (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Jughead). Moderated by Mark Evanier. Sunday July 23, 2017 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room 25ABC   1: Programs, Art and Illustration, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics,Fandom
  • Tags Art and Illustration, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Fandom
2:00pm Doctor Who: BBC America Official Panel

BBC America’s Doctor Who returns to San Diego Comic-Con for the final Hall H panel with star Peter Capaldi. Fans will have an exclusive sneak peek of the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas Special—the final episode starring Peter Capaldi as the Doctor and written by Emmy Award-winning lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat. Join Peter Capaldi (the Doctor), Pearl Mackie (Bill), Matt Lucas (Nardole), Michelle Gomez (Missy), writer and actor Mark Gatiss (Sherlock), and showrunner Steven Moffat (Sherlock) for a panel moderated by Chris Hardwick that will celebrate Christmas in July and share one last look back at their time with the iconic global hit series with fans. Watch the entire critically acclaimed new season of Doctor Who now on, BBC America App, and On Demand. Sunday July 23, 2017 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Hall H   1: Programs, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
  • Tags Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
2:00pm Fantastic Fans and Where to Find Them: Rowling Along in 2017

Moderated by Heidi Tandy (FictionAlley, Organization for Transformative Works), journalist Elizabeth Minkel (New Statesman, Fansplaining), Kat Miller (MuggleNet), educator Dr. Ebony Elizabeth Thomas (the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education), event organizer Adrienne Alwag (Dumbledore’s Army [LA]), and creative fans like writer/director/actor Nick Lang (A Very Potter Musical, StarKid Productions), novelist Alexa DiGennaro (Brightly Burning), fan filmmaker Justin Zagri(Severus Snape and the Marauders), theatrical producer David Carpenter (Puffs; or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic), and a representative of U.S. Quidditch discuss the magic of new canon on stage, on screen, in amusement parks, in libraries, and, of course, online and the excitement and creativity that makes our Harry Potter fandom so magical 20 years after the release of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone . Sunday July 23, 2017 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room 6BCF   1: Programs, Books, Fandom, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Tags Books, Fandom, Science Fiction & Fantasy
2:00pm GeekEd #4: Comics in Secondary Education

How can you bring your love of comics into your role as a K-12 educator, and how can you utilize comics to prepare students for college, not only academically but also socially? Teachers from California schools discuss incorporating comics, including Ms. Marvel, Batman, Maus, Persepolis, and Pride of Baghdad, into English, world history, psychology, and special education courses. Take students from the comics panel to the dormitory! This panel is one of four specifically focused on college and university staff, faculty, and students. Sunday July 23, 2017 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library   1: Programs, Education, Library Programs, Seminars & Workshops
  • Tags Education, Library Programs, Seminars & Workshops
2:00pm Hanna-Barbera 60th Anniversary

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment salutes the 60th anniversary of legendary Hanna-Barbera Studios with a panel led by artists and writers who worked side by side with the cartoon icons. Join Alan Burnett (The Smurfs), Spike Brandt (Tom and Jerry and the Wizard of Oz), Tony Cervone (Scooby-Doo! and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery), author and animation historian Jerry Beck, and some surprise guests for a look inside the making of The Flintstones, Jonny Quest, The Jetsons, Magilla Gorilla, Hong Kong Phooey, Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines, The Perils of Penelope Pitstop, Top Cat, Wacky Races, The Yogi Bear Show, and more. Sunday July 23, 2017 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room 7AB   1: Programs, Animation, Anniversaries, Humor & Satire, Kids, Television
  • Tags Animation, Anniversaries, Humor & Satire, Kids, Television
2:00pm Introducing Nickelodeon Splat Attack from IDW Games

IDW Games invites fans of tabletop games and the classic ’90s Nickelodeon cartoon lineup to join them in an in-depth discussion of the just announced board game Nickelodeon Splat Attack, an action-packed, all-out food-fight featuring many of your favorite Nickelodeon characters from the ’90s. Attendees will not only get an inside look at how board games come to fruition but also get a sneak peek at the roster of characters that will make up Nickelodeon Splat Attack! Sunday July 23, 2017 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room 4   1: Programs, Animation, Comics, Games, Television
  • Tags Animation, Comics, Games, Television
2:00pm Manga Tutorials for Kids

eigoMANGA’s team of manga artists and animators will offer kids of all ages tutorials on manga illustrations and storytelling. Join a workshop with seasoned manga artist Mino Miyabi (The Voice of Innocence, 5D) and Austin Osueke (Vanguard Princess, Rumble Pak). Sunday July 23, 2017 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room 11   1: Programs, Animation, Anime & Manga, Art and Illustration, Seminars & Workshops
  • Tags Animation, Anime & Manga, Art and Illustration, Seminars & Workshops
2:00pm Niko and the Sword of Light

Niko and the Sword of Light is based on the motion graphic comic by Imaginism Studios, Inc. (the studio behind character and concept designs for Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland and Men in Black 3) and Studio NX (The Carrot and Rabbit Show, Tree Fu Tom). Executive produced by Rob Hoegee (Generator Rex, League of Super Evil, Storm Hawks, Teen Titans) and animated by Titmouse (Motorcity, Metalocalpyse, Turbo FAST, Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja), Niko and the Sword of Light follows 10-year-old Niko, who is the last of his kind in a strange, fantastical world. He must embark on an epic quest to defeat the darkness and bring the light back to his land. Armed with his magic sword, brave Niko journeys to the Cursed Volcano, making new friends and powerful foes along the way, all while uncovering secrets about his mysterious past. Moderator Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants) is joined by the show’s voice talent Kari Wahlgren (Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness), Dee Bradley Baker(American Dad!), and Jim Cummings (Shrek), along with Rob Hoegee, Imaginism’s Bobby Chiu, and Studio NX’s Jim Bryson for a special screening of a brand new episode and audience Q&A. Sunday July 23, 2017 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room 24ABC   1: Programs, Animation, Comics, Web
  • Tags Animation, Comics, Web
2:00pm No Tow Trucks Beyond Mars

David Rosing (NASA JPL Mars Sample Return system engineer), Shonte J. Tucker(JPL thermal engineer), and Laura Kerber (NASA JPL Mars research scientist) discuss how scientists can boldly go where there’s no one around to fix it. Hear stories from the trenches about the heartbreaks, close calls, and adventures of real-life solar system exploration. Q&A session following. Sunday July 23, 2017 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room 32AB   1: Programs, Education, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Seminars & Workshops
  • Tags Education, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Seminars & Workshops
2:00pm Raising Heroic Girls

A look at how heroic comics, movies, and toys can inspire girls to be more confident and successful by combatting harmful gender norms that can hold them back. A panel of experts will participate in a session moderated by John Marcotte (founder of Heroic Girls). Sunday July 23, 2017 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina   1: Programs, Action Figures – Toys – Collectibles, Comics, Fan Culture Programs, Movies
  • Tags Action Figures – Toys – Collectibles, Comics, Fan Culture Programs, Movies
2:00pm So You Want to Start Reading Comics?

Want to sample new titles? Looking to binge-read some classics? It’s easier than ever with comiXology Unlimited-the subscription service that allows you to explore thousands of comics, graphic novels, and manga absolutely free with a 30-day trial. Get the latest on this awesome initiative from comiXology Facebook Live crew Matt Kolowski and Tia Vasiliou and special guests as they offer suggestions on where to dive in. Moderated by comiXology marketing maven Ivan Salazar. Sunday July 23, 2017 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room 29AB   1: Programs, Comics, Seminars & Workshops, Web
  • Tags Comics, Seminars & Workshops, Web
2:00pm Comic-Con How-To: Making Magic Believable

Are you a writer or aspiring writer looking to improve your skills? Do you want to learn some tricks of the trade when it comes to creating enjoyable magic systems for your stories? If so, Maxwell Alexander Drake will break these topics down into easily understandable bits you can use to improve your craft. Maxwell Alexander Drake is an award-winning science fiction/fantasy author, graphic novelist, and playwright. Sunday July 23, 2017 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Room 2   1: Programs, Books, Comic-Con How To, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Seminars & Workshops,Writers & Writing
  • Tags Books, Comic-Con How To, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Seminars & Workshops, Writers & Writing
2:15pm Starship Smackdown: The Revenge

The must-see panel of Comic-Con and WonderCon Anaheim, as profiled on NPR’s All Things Considered, returns, but this time it’s personal. Who will duke it out for the highly coveted Smackdown title this year? Can the Starship Enterprise defeat an Imperial Star Destroyer? Will Rogue One be assimilated by a Borg cube? Will the Nostromo be taken over by Rathars? And will the Jefferson Starship ever win anything (not to mention, did they actually build Caprica on rock and roll)? Here from sage classic spaceshipologists Ashley E. Miller (Thor, X-Men: First Class), Steven Melching(Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Kay Reindl (Dead of Summer, Scream), Christian Gossett (The Red Star), Daren Dochterman (Hollywood conceptual illustrator), Jose Molina (The Tick, Agent Carter), Robert Meyer Burnett (The Hills Run Red, Free Enterprise), Bobak Ferdowsi (JPL’s “Mohawk Guy”), Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood), and Mark A. Altman (St. Martin’s The 50 Year Mission, Tor Books’s Slayers & Vampires). Sunday July 23, 2017 2:15pm – 4:15pm
Room 6A   1: Programs, Fandom, Humor & Satire, Movies, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
  • Tags Fandom, Humor & Satire, Movies, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
2:30pm Comics Arts Conference #16: The Culture of Comic-Con: Field Studies of Fans and Marketing

Comic-Con offers students of popular culture an amazing venue to study how culture is marketed to and practiced by its fans. Jesse Booker (Radford University), Blythe Bull (Hendrix College), Borin Chep (University of Nebraska at Omaha), Conner DuRose (Radford University), Kristi Fleetwood (City University of New York), Carlos Flores (Arizona State University), Kyle Hanners (California State University, Sacramento), Sarah Irby (Lynchburg College), Morgan Mitchell (Wittenberg University), and DeAnna Volz (Wittenberg University) present initial findings from a week-long ethnographic field study of the intersection of fan practice at the nexus of cultural marketing and fan culture that is Comic-Con 2017. Matthew J. Smith(Radford University) moderates. Sunday July 23, 2017 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Room 26AB   1: Programs, Comics Arts Conference, Education, Seminars & Workshops
  • Tags Comics Arts Conference, Education, Seminars & Workshops
2:30pm United Nations + Comics = Saving the World

Comics Uniting Nations is bringing together artists and writers from around the world to create comics to promote global awareness and support for the UN’s sustainable development goals. The panel, moderated by Natabara Rollosson (co-founder, Comics Uniting Nations) and Shannon O’Shea (UNICEF), will promote discussion on how everyone can become superheroes to make the goals a reality. Panelists include Debbie Margolis Horwitz (creator, Annie Sunbeam and Friends), fan-favorite artist Bernard Chang, Ovie Mughelli (former NFL All-Pro fullback), Matt Bahr (NFL artist), Denis Thomopoulos (Hippo Works), and CUN co-founder Josh Elder (Reading with Pictures). Sunday July 23, 2017 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Room 23ABC   1: Programs, Comics, Education, Fandom, Seminars & Workshops
  • Tags Comics, Education, Fandom, Seminars & Workshops
2:30pm The Comic-Con International Masquerade Replay

Saturday night’s big costuming event is reviewed by the Masquerade crew, audience questions are answered, and a big-screen video of all the costume entries is presented for those who missed the show, those who were in it, and those who simply want a second look. Entrants can also pick up any materials left from the show. Featuring Martin Jaquish (Comic-Con/WonderCon Anaheim Masquerade coordinator), John Ruff (Masquerade assistant coordinator), and Ian Branson(Masquerade technical assistant). Sunday July 23, 2017 2:30pm – 5:00pm
Room 8   1: Programs, Costuming, Masquerade
  • Tags Costuming, Masquerade
2:45pm Will Eisner at 100: The Real World of Publishing Comics

Andrea Colvin (Lion Forge), Gina Gagliano (First Second), Kurt Hassler (Yen Press), Heidi MacDonald (The Beat), and Filip Sablik (BOOM! Studios) talk about the challenges and opportunities of selling graphic novels into traditional book markets. Moderated by John Shableski (Will Eisner Studios and Udon Entertainment). Sunday July 23, 2017 2:45pm – 3:45pm
Room 5AB   1: Programs, Anniversaries, Comics
  • Tags Anniversaries, Comics
3:00pm Alexander Simmons Workshop

Adventure, science, satire, history, and the human condition-these are just some of the areas artists and writers have explored through the world of comics and graphic novels over the years. Now kids can experience part of this creative magic when comics pro Alex Simmons brings them into an exciting, hands-on creative arts workshop. Kids will learn the basics of creating a comic book character and plot, as well as key jobs and terminologies. Sunday July 23, 2017 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Room 11   1: Programs, Art and Illustration, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics,Seminars & Workshops
  • Tags Art and Illustration, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Seminars & Workshops
3:00pm Diamond Select Toys: Select Figures and More!

President Chuck Terceira, sculptor Jean St. Jean, Gentle Giant’s Adam Van Wickler,and painter Jason Wires discuss DST’s Select action figures, statues, and busts. See previews of toys from Thor: Ragnarok, Spider-Man: Homecoming, The Dark Tower, Ghostbusters, Pacific Rim: Uprising, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Gotham, The Defenders, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, and more! Q&A with prizes, moderated by Zach Oat(ToyFare magazine). Sunday July 23, 2017 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Room 24ABC   1: Programs, Action Figures – Toys – Collectibles, Comics, Movies, Television
  • Tags Action Figures – Toys – Collectibles, Comics, Movies, Television
3:00pm LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

Join creators of the smash-hit Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu television series and LEGO Ninjago toys for an in-depth look behind the scenes. Writers Kevin and Dan Hageman, showrunner Tommy Andreasen, senior creative director Simon Lucas,and IP lead Nelson Lamonica go under the hood and explore the Ninjago universe. Plus, sneak peeks and an appearance from voice talent of the hit show. Moderated by Brian Bowler (marketing director). Sunday July 23, 2017 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Room 7AB   1: Programs, Action Figures – Toys – Collectibles, Games, Kids, Movies
  • Tags Action Figures – Toys – Collectibles, Games, Kids, Movies
3:00pm NOTORIUM: Title Announcement with Creator Terry Crews

Making his creative debut in the comic book arena, actor/creator Terry Crews(Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Expendables series) presents his new sci-fi miniseries NOTORIUM through studio AHR Visions, LLC. Crews and the creative team will discuss the comic, plans for the property, and the need for expanding reflective diversity within the comics and entertainment multimedia platform. Sunday July 23, 2017 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Room 6DE   1: Programs, Comics, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Tags Comics, Science Fiction & Fantasy
3:00pm Oya Mando: 10 Years and Hunting

Have you ever wanted to ask a Mandalorian how to build a set of armor or why they built it? Now’s your chance! Meet with veterans of the Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club and ask your questions. They will cover a wide array of topics, such as parts of the armor, materials, tools, and assembly, as well as who they are and why they do what they do. Sunday July 23, 2017 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina   1: Programs, Costuming, Fandom, Marriott Programs, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Tags Costuming, Fandom, Marriott Programs, Science Fiction & Fantasy
3:00pm Spotlight on Nathan Hale

Watch Nathan Hale draw over 20 pages live as he narrates the “Lost” Hazardous Talesstory-the story too weird, too gross, and too dumb to be in any of his books. Kids, fans of live cartooning, and history buffs will enjoy this performance. Hale is the author of the Eisner-nominated New York Times bestselling Hazardous Tales series. The six-book series on American history is gruesome, silly, fun, and nonfiction. Sunday July 23, 2017 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Room 4   1: Programs, Art and Illustration, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics
  • Tags Art and Illustration, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics
3:00pm Super Asian America

With live-action versions of Death Note and Ghost in the Shell, Hollywood keeps mining Asian culture for inspiration-while sidelining Asian people. At the same time, series like Into the Badlands and Master of None demonstrate how successful shows with Asian leads can be. The state of Super Asian America in 2017 is assessed by panelists Will Choi (Asian AF), Deric Hughes (The Flash), Angela Kang (The Walking Dead), C. B. Lee (Not Your Sidekick), Lewis Tan (Iron Fist), and Dr. Nancy Yue n (Reel Inequality). Moderated by’s Michael Le. Sunday July 23, 2017 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Room 29AB   1: Programs, Animation, Anime & Manga, Movies, Television
  • Tags Animation, Anime & Manga, Movies, Television
3:00pm Where Do Ideas Come From?

For artists and writers who get “stuck,” veteran writer/editor Barbara Randall Kesel(Shadowzone, My Little Pony) slings rapid-fire tips, tricks, and strategies for vanquishing those blocked brain cells and deadline demons! Part information, part motivation, all entertaining! Sunday July 23, 2017 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Room 28DE   1: Programs, Animation, Comics, Seminars & Workshops
  • Tags Animation, Comics, Seminars & Workshops
3:00pm Women Creators Breaking Stereotypes

From Jane Eyre and Little Women to The Hunger Games, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,and Wonder Woman, female heroes have spurred many discussions. What have creators fought for in the past for their female title characters, and what key ingredients do creators pour into their female leads today? Hear from Genese Davis(The Holder’s Dominion), Michele Wells (DC Comics), Trina Robbins (writer and herstorian), Erin Reynolds (Nevermind), and Leah Hoyer (Telltale Games) as they share their processes for creating female heroes, what they think about when creating a female lead or collaborating on female superheroes, and what they foresee happening to female stereotypes in the future. Sunday July 23, 2017 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Room 32AB   1: Programs, Books, Comics, Movies
  • Tags Books, Comics, Movies
3:00pm The Business of Cartoon Voices

Interested in a career doing voices for animation and videogames? There are plenty of people around who’ll take your money and tell you how to go about it, but here’s 90 minutes of absolutely free advice from folks who work actively in the field. Hear from cartoon voice actors Gregg Berger, Julie Nathanson, and Debra Wilson, talent agent Sandie Schnarr (AVO Talent) and your moderator, voice director Mark Evanier(The Garfield Show). Sunday July 23, 2017 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Room 25ABC   1: Programs, Animation, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Video Games
  • Tags Animation, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Video Games
3:15pm Buffy Musical: ‘Once More with Feeling,’ an Interactive Whedon Musical

Time to end this show with a bang! The powers that be behind Whedonopolis and Fandom Charities present an interactive screening of the Buffy the Vampire Slayermusical episode “Once More with Feeling” as Comic-Con’s big closing event! Many say this is the finest, funniest, most ingenious episode ever to come out of the Buffyverse. But remember, the best part of the show is up to you! This episode was made for talkin’-back, and singing, and shouting, and dancing in the aisles, with or without your dry cleaning! Audience participation: It isn’t just for Rocky Horror and mob riots anymore! Sunday July 23, 2017 3:15pm – 4:45pm
Room 6BCF   1: Programs, Fandom, Music, Television
  • Tags Fandom, Music, Television
3:30pm Comic-Con Talk Back

President of the Comic-Con board of directors John Rogers will be present to listen to attendees’ feedback about this year’s event. What did Comic-Con do right? What could be improved? John wants to hear from you! Sunday July 23, 2017 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Room 23ABC   1: Programs, Talkback
  • Tags Talkback
3:30pm Pro/Fan Trivia Match

Len Wein (creator, Swamp Thing, Wolverine) again leads Purple Pros Mark Waid(Archie, Kingdom Come) and Glenn Hauman (VP and editor, ComicMix) against fans Tom Galloway, David Oakes, and Peter Svensson in a clash of trivia titans and the best trash talk this side of Goody Rickles! Questions will asked by Derek McCaw( about the work of Jack Kirby and characters that are celebrating anniversaries this year. Sunday July 23, 2017 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Room 26AB   1: Programs, Comics, Fandom
  • Tags Comics, Fandom
3:45pm Alien-Predator Extended Universe: The Stories Continue

Editors/authors Jonathan Maberry (Joe Ledger, Aliens: Bug Hunt) and Bryan Thomas Schmidt (Predator: If It Bleeds, The X-Files: Secret Agenda’ s “Border Time”) discuss the expanded universe literature past, present, and future, including their anthologies Aliens: Bug Hunt and Predator: If It Bleeds, with author contributors and New York Timesbestsellers Alan Dean Foster, Scott Sigler, and Seanan McGuire. Moderated by Steve Saffel (Titan Books). Sunday July 23, 2017 3:45pm – 4:45pm
Room 5AB   1: Programs, Books, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Books, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Writers & Writing
4:00pm DC Kids: Sunday Art School

It’s Sunday Funday! Bring your kids along to see some of the best young adult/kids’ artists DC has to offer share their drawing tips and tools of the trade. Fan favorites Art and Franco (DC Super Friends), Agnes Garbowska (DC Super Hero Girls), and Dustin Nguyen (Batman: Li’l GothamDC Comics: Secret Hero Society) are your tutors for today’s class. Sunday July 23, 2017 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Room 2   1: Programs, Art and Illustration, Comics, Kids, Seminars & Workshops
  • Tags Art and Illustration, Comics, Kids, Seminars & Workshops
4:00pm Disney Manga: Comics for All Ages

With the explosion in manga’s popularity, parents have been rightfully concerned about child-friendly options. With series brought directly from Japan and original titles made in collaboration with Disney’s team, TOKYOPOP aims to break down the misconception that all manga is inappropriate for little ones and wants to encourage young readers with this fun line of graphic novels. Sunday July 23, 2017 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Room 29AB   1: Programs, Anime & Manga, Comics, Kids
  • Tags Anime & Manga, Comics, Kids
4:00pm Full-Time Creative Work on a Part-Time Schedule

Having a quality finished project may be the most important ingredient to its success, but it’s not the only vital ingredient. Avoiding issues when creating your project and then knowing how to get it to your target audience are vital-and rarely ever discussed. These panelists will tackle group management and working dynamics, networking, time management, exposure, and pitfalls. They include Topher Davila(art director,, Sean Glumace (Adobe Education Leader), James Frye (managing editor,, Gene Turnbow (general manager,, Javier Soto (senior dimensional artist at Garner Holt Productions, freelance artist for Disney Theme Parks), Ron Coleman, Ph.D. (molecular geneticist and comic book writer), and Mario Martinez (co-creator, TomatoTV). Every person who attends will get two postcards of some of the collected tips, wisdom, and potential pitfalls discussed. Also, one lucky attendee will win a 12-month subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud, a $599 value courtesy of Adobe Education Leader Sean Glumace. Sunday July 23, 2017 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Room 24ABC   1: Programs, Comics, Seminars & Workshops
  • Tags Comics, Seminars & Workshops
4:00pm How Cartoons Inspire the Next Generation Z Kids

Dr. Zhivago (cartoonist/author) and local student leaders from Arroyo Vista Charter School Alyssa Toledo, Arman Uppal, and Vanessa Zavala discuss how cartoons inspire kids today and how they transform hand-drawn creations to unique digital vector designs. A short workshop of Dr. Zhivago’s cartoons will follow the presentation. Sunday July 23, 2017 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Room 11   1: Programs, Animation, Cartooning and Comic Strips, Kids, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Animation, Cartooning and Comic Strips, Kids, Writers & Writing
4:00pm More Science in Your Fiction with the League of Extraordinary Scientists and Engineers

Writers, directors, sci-fi fans, and kids: Get ready to ask your questions about the real science in your fiction! Jeane Wong (founder and educator, LXS) is obsessed with science and has a solid background in superheroes and teaching young minds about discovering those same powers in the real world-from tiny insects to deep ocean creatures to robots, rockets, and beyond! Jeane hosts Dr. Andy Allen (professor, Scripps Institute of Oceanography), Dr. Tom Darlington (chief scientist, nanoComposix), Dr. Sunny Fugate (engineer, A.I. Research, Space and Naval Warfare Systems), Dr. Nicolas Galitziki (cosmologist, University of California San Diego), Dr. Jeff McQuaid (marine biologist, Scripps Institute of Science), Jason Roberg(professor, conceptual science), Dr. Lisa Zieglar (viral ecologist, J. Craig Venter Instititute), and Angela Zoumplis (scientist, National Science Foundation). They will discuss how comics and science fiction push scientists and engineers to rocket past what is known to be possible and into an otherwise unimaginable future! Sunday July 23, 2017 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Room 28DE   1: Programs, Comics, Education, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Seminars & Workshops
  • Tags Comics, Education, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Seminars & Workshops
4:00pm Moving Beyond the ‘Strong Female Character’

One-dimensionality is so late-’90s; fans need well-written, fully-developed women in their media. Join Sam Maggs (Wonder Women), Amy S. Foster (The Rift: Uprising), Danielle Paige (Dorothy Must Die), Jody Houser (Faith, Orphan Black), Jen Bartel (Jem and the Holograms), Alicia Lutes (Nerdist), and Amy Chu (Poison Ivy, Red Sonja) as they chat about their favorite lady characters, what could be improved, and how creators can make those changes. Sunday July 23, 2017 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Room 32AB   1: Programs, Animation, Comics, Movies, Television, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Animation, Comics, Movies, Television, Writers & Writing
4:00pm Social Connection via Tabletop Tournaments

Stephan Brissaud (chief operating officer and marketing for IELLO), Justin Gary(CEO and designer for Stone Blade Entertainment), Sean Lashgari (senior director of Entertainment Division for Ultra PRO), Adam Sblendorio (vice president of creative for Cryptozoic Entertainment), and Keith Meyers (events manager for IELLO) discuss the growing appeal of tabletop tournaments and the ever-increasing role they play in the social lives of people. Moderated by Michael Williams (CEO of Oomba, Inc.). Sunday July 23, 2017 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Room 4   1: Programs, Fandom, Games, Web
  • Tags Fandom, Games, Web
4:00pm YouTube’s Softball Crew Takes Over Keenspot 2017

After racking up over 100 million views on YouTube, the Softball Crew takes over publisher Keenspot’s 17th annual Comic-Con panel to promote their first comic book (all panel attendees will receive a free copy!) based on the popular sports comedy series now in its fourth season on the Dodgerfilms channel. Softball creator/writer Bobby Crosby brings along fellow players Benny Amesquita, Andy León, and Jimmy “Fireball” Bettini to answer your dumbest questions about Softball, YouTube, and whatever else you can throw at them. Also on the panel to discuss their own Keenspot comics will be Thomas Fischbach (Twokinds), Rob Potchak (Immortal), John Joseco (The Hunters of Salamanstra), and perhaps a surprise guest or two. Sunday July 23, 2017 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Room 7AB   1: Programs, Comics, Web
  • Tags Comics, Web

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RICH REVIEWS: Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern # 6

First Comics News - Sun, 07/09/2017 - 17:46

Title: Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern # 6
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Story: Robbie Thompson
Writer: Justin Jordan
Artist: Barnaby Bagenda
Colors: Alex Guimaraes
Letters: Ed Dukeshire
Cover: Dan Mora
Variant Covers: Paul Rivoche, Oliver Barrett with design by Scott Newman, Felipe Massafera, David Ryan Robinson with character portraits by Rod Reis
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Comments: Well all the Lanterns are in a huge battle. Lots of aliens, humans, and apes. It is an all out war.
The Universal Ring is more powerful than all the others. Hal and Sinestro must work together to stop a power-mad ape.
The ending to this limited series leaves you hanging in more than one way. Lots of loose ends leave you feeling unsatisfied with how things end.
Cornelius does make a great Green Lantern he is willing to fight and die if necessary. He puts everything he has into it.
Having Hal and Sinestro working together is something you rarely see. Apes, Aliens, and humans all work together towards one goal. It is great though to see humans put in their place especially one.

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RICH REVIEWS: Toronto Comics Anthology Vol. 3

First Comics News - Sun, 07/09/2017 - 17:45

Title: Toronto Comics Anthology Vol. 3
Publisher: TO Comix
Writers: various
Artists: various
Cover Pencils and Inks by: Adam Gorham
Cover Colours by: Mike Spicer
Price: $ 19.99 CDN
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Comments: This comic is made by comic writers and artists from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This anthology has a collection of thirty stories on various topics.
“Karina” Writer and artist Simon Phommaneth.
One cutely drawn school girl and yes she is drawn in a cute school uniform looks beautiful in this anime style. She chases down a thief. The thief has powers which he is shown using well. The girl she can fight and is a martial artist. The fighting scenes are illustrated beautifully and action packed. It is powers versus city knowledge, man vs girl and yes the best one wins.
“Just in Time” Writer and Artist Andrew “ARG!” Gregoire.
A woman goes through the daily grind of going to work. She makes the effort. The pay off though for her troubles is a letdown. The art illustrating this woman is cute.
“Snow Blind” Writer & letterer Howard Wong and artist Keith Grachow.
One woman a member of the Canadian Armed Forces Urban Command is out patrolling the streets of Toronto keeping them safe from mutants and children in this future story. There needed to be a lot more explanation of what is going on. The art is outstanding and the woman it is easy to tell is a beauty as she is illustrated.
“Lofty Aspirations” Writer BC Holmes& letterer and artist Xan Grey.
Here we see real life and TV shows are different. A superhero and a villain he faced are not the same as on a TV show. Plus how real people handle meeting a real villain, a real criminal in real life is shown here. It is a refreshing look to see handled realistically.
The art too is done in a realistic style. People are drawn as real people.
You can easily identify with the people in this story.
“Etienne and the Far West” Writer M. Blankier and artist Leo Lee.
This story has a man searching for something, a place? It does not ever really tell you. The art is a matte style which in its way is done fine for the story but could use more detail.
“Architecture” Writer Ricky Lima and artist Kelvin Sue.
This is a lighthearted look at the buildings and vehicles of Toronto. They are as much a part of it as the people. The story is wonderfully written and drawn.
“The Dark” Writer Aaron Feldman and artist Joshua Rosen.
Two women sit eating a meal in the dark. You can feel the tension between them. One woman offers comfort and support when it is needed most. It is a beautiful story. The definitely suits the story.
“Hogtown” Writer & Letterer Phil McClorey and artist Greg Menzie.
Two vampires are working at a hog processing plant. Well, one thing leads to another and we have vampire pigs. There is a first for everything. The pigs are drawn very well to give them a vampire look and a touch of evil.
“A Work in Progress” Writer & artist Gwen Howarth and writer & letterer Sam Noir.
Gwen the writer and artist on this story writes about them self. Gwen is transgender. She reaches out to those around her and finds acceptance. It is great to see that people, in general, are open and accept others who are different in some ways but the same in others. People are people.
“Shrieking Freaks” Writer & artist Saffron Aurora.
This is a simple story with simple straightforward art. A young woman just wants her own place where she can be herself. A simple ambition to make her happy.
“Toward a Frontier” Writer & artist Brice Hall.
Here we get a look at Toronto in a future with little hope. The people survive and that is about it. Humanity goes on just they are alive but not really living. You will feel some sadness for them. The art is good but nothing special. There are some nicely illustrated expressions on the faces.
“One Night on the TTC” Writer Ryan Clement and artist Jeanna LeClair.
Two friends meet up at the air terminal and with superheroes, dragons, wizards, demons, and vampires there it is easy to see this place is not normal but very special. The girls ride on the TTC does lead to them bonding and having fun. This story has a magical side but is basically about two friends that grew apart and are now growing close again. The art style is nice, not scary at all for the monsters and the girls are cutely drawn.
“Bells” Writer & artist Angeline Mauri.
A story about love. It is always great to see two people so in love. The emotions of the one are so strong and openly shown. This is a touching story and illustrated nicely.
“A Night to Remember” Writer Rob Shapiro and artist Christopher Yao.
Three girls are prom dress shopping when something more exciting and frightening intruders. The story does not have a plot. The art is well enough but mainly the characters are just standing around.
“The Way Home” Writer Jeff Estrella and artist Tom Turner.
This is a religious story in a way. It is also more. A boy realizes where his home is now. He is a smart boy and meets a few interesting people in Toronto. The mystical side of the story is illustrated so well here.
“Date with the Majestic Rat” Writer & artist Jason Loo.
Majestic Rat goes on a date and things do not go well for either of them. Then Majestic Rat gets to be the hero he is. Yes, his date sees him as the heroic soul he is. Things start looking up for both of them. The art is gorgeously done and brings out both sides of Majestic Rat at his worst and best.
“Toonie” Writer & artist Turin Giri.
This is a touching story. Good art shows off a man who at first you might not like and may find annoying but then you are shown him up close and get to learn a little about him. The poor guy.
“#ModernViking” Writer & artist Mandy James.
A Viking in modern times just wants a noble death. The story is cute and the art does not really match it. The art style is not done as humorously as it should be.
“TTC-YA” Writer Keith WTS Morris & artist Meagan Moynagh.
Well this story is the start of an adventure. It just seems to cut off at the end though, is this part one of a bigger story? The art looks great and the aliens are typical looking. The alien buildings are well designed.
“Buried, Not Forgotten” Writer & letterer Corey Reid and artist Cleopatria Peterson.
This is an interesting story about two brothers. Their relationship is something else. The art has some nice detail to it.
“Taste of the Neighborhood” Writer Sari Lynne and writer & artist Shane Kirshenblatt.
Neighbors making friends and just meeting those around them for fun and friendship. It is nice to see a nice story about people just getting together and hanging out. The art is clear and simple. The dog is drawn lovely.
“Ghosts Over Garlic Mashed Potatoes” Writer Allison O’Toole and artist Meaghan Carter.
This is a spooky tale of a haunted house being investigated. The art does have a frightening and disturbing look to it as it shows us what is within the house.
“Kunik and the Slave-Wizard of the Tower” Writer & letterer Steven Andrews and artist Ally Rom Colthoff.
Two barbarians face a wizard and the battle goes not as you might think but as the barbarians planned. The story is presented well and the twist at the end is a surprise. The dragons are illustrated wonderfully.
“Something Just as Great” Writer Shawn Morrissey and artist Katie Mackay.
Aw this is a cute story about family and the relationship between a father and his child. The art is done to dark but the characters look good enough to get a feeling of the relationships they have.
“Ghost of Bellwoods Past” Writer & artist Shawn Daley.
This time traveling story has cute art but the story does not fully make sense because it is so short and does not have enough time to get into everything going on.
“Rumble” Writer and artist Joy Santiago.
This is a one page simple story hi-lighting the variety of food available in Toronto. The art to dark and indistinct.
“Chinatown’s Lost Movie Palaces” Writer & artist Sam Noir and artist Matthew Tavares.
This story is just about remembering your heritage. It can be done in part by going to the movies and remembering the past. The art is ok but with only one page you do not get to see a lot of it especially with the word boxes taking up so much room.
“Then and Now” Writer & artist Stephany Lein.
How fifteen years can change your outlook on Toronto. It certainly does do that. The art is simple, nothing stands out about it it is just there.
“Curly Plays the Rex” Writer & artist D.A. Bishop.
Nice nostalgic story about Curly Roberts and his blues music being felt by others. It gives you a good feeling instead as you read this and the art shows Curly off beautifully.
“Toronto Search” Artist Rebecca Slack.
This is a huge picture search drawing that will keep you busy for a good while.
This is a wonderful collection of short stories for and about Canadians but anyone can enjoy them. Toronto is a gathering place for so much talent.

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