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  • San Diego Comic Con 2014 Con Report!

    On July 23-27th, San Diego was host to the 2014 San Diego Comic Con! After 10 years of attending this show, I was definitely looking forward to seeing what sort of amazing spectacles Comic Con had in store for me this year. After a week of recovery from the show, I had to admit, compared to all the other Comic Cons, this one was a bit more low key. There weren’t many major announcements on the movie front, and while there were some exciting TV shows on hand, I definitely didn’t feel the major buzz I typically do at SDCC.

    However, like all previous Comic Cons, it’s a great time to mingle with artists, writers, and friends you never get to mingle with anywhere else outside of SDCC. It was fun watching the stars come on the show floor, watching artists draw some amazing commissions, and seeing the amazing exhibits some of the booths displayed, including all of the Batman cowls celebrating the Caped Crusader’s 75th birthday, as well as some very cool props from the latest movies. While it lacked that extra spark that San Diego usually brings to the table, it still was, is and always will be THE place to be. And now, on to some of the sights I saw during the weekend.

    The line on preview night to get inside the show floor!

     

    The con was generous enough to provide free wifi for those waiting upstairs!

     

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    Hall H line is thrilled to go inside!

     

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    The awesome Constantine display out by the Gaslamp District!

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    The awesome Batman statue in the middle of the DC booth.

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    The Christian Bale and George Clooney Batman costumes.

     

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    The Batfleck cowl.

     

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    The Batcycle at the Lego booth!

     

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    Groot and Rocket staring me down from the Lego booth.

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    An amazing Rocket Raccoon statue!

    More GotG props at the Marvel booth!

    What a bunch of A-holes…

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    Don’t touch Lola!

     

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    Alex Ross’ booth had this beautiful painting available for sale.

     

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    Heritage Auctions brought this historic page to display. Jaw dropping!

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    Star Wars toy set up in amazing fashion!

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    Adam West greeting the crowds of SDCC!

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    Kelley Jones doing a live Batman drawing demo!

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    Arthur Adams doing what he does best: drawing masterpieces!

    Amazing Hulk cover for sale!

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    Geoff Johns, John Romita Jr., and Klaus Janson, the Superman team signing at the DC booth!

    Jock and Guillermo Del Toro signing Jock’s Pan Labyrinth print at Mondo booth!

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    Mondo displayed their latest foray into pop culture: toys!

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    Speaking of toys, here’s Todd McFarlane with his new Walking Dead line!

    Lee Bermejo talking to a customer about his Joker pages!

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    Bruce Timm drawing some amazing head sketches!

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    Loki’s scepter makes an appearance at the Marvel booth!

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    The amazing reveal for Avengers 2!

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    The Avengers cast signing at the Marvel booth was insane!

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    The biggest news of the weekend: WW’s costume! (photo credit to WB studios)

    I didn’t take a lot of cosplay pics this year, but here’s a few that stood out!

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    In all my years of Comic Con, I’ve never seen this: Live action karaoke!

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    Gwen Stacy lugging around a Spidey backpack!

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    An elaborate Vanellope costume complete with car!

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    Batman better look out for Superman…

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    Great Shrek costumes!

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    There’s Waldo!

    By far the coolest: Raven with glowing eyes!

    By far the coolest: Raven with glowing eyes!

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    My happiest moment at SDCC!

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    A beautiful sunset caps another year of SDCC! See you all next year!

    DC Announces Booth Signing Schedule for SDCC 2012: Geoff Johns, Jim Lee, Scott Snyder, David Finch, JMS, and Lots More

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    Via DC Comics:

    As a special treat, Jim Lee and Chris Daughtry will be doing a signing together on Friday at 7:30 at the Michael J. Wolf Gallery! And what’s more, the first 50 people in line for this signing will get a free autographed lithograph, drawn by Daughtry and inked by Lee!

    Please note that the Geoff Johns, Jim Lee, Scott Snyder and Anthony Bourdain signings will require wristbands. Wristbands will be available at the beginning of each day at the DCE booth for that day’s signing.

     

    Wednesday, July 11

    6-7pm

    Scott Lobdell

    Bill Willingham

    Mark Buckingham

     

    7-8pm

    Francis Manapul

    Art and Franco

     

    8-9pm

    Geoff Johns

    Jim Lee

    Rafael Albuquerque

     

    Thursday, July 12

    10-11am

    Marv Wolfman

    Derek Fridolfs

    Dustin Nguyen

    Scott Snyder

    Rafael Albuquerque

    James Tynion IV

    Francesco Francavilla

     

    11am-12pm

    J.T. Krul

    Freddie Williams

    Paul Cornell

    Bernard Chang

    Jamal Igle

     

    12-1pm

    Dan Jurgens

    Greg Weisman

    Sean Murphy

     

    1-2pm

    James Robinson

    Philip Tan

    Nicola Scott

    Jeff Lemire

     

    2-3pm

    Francis Manapul

    Brian Buccellato

    Tony Bedard

    Phil Jimenez

    Andy Lanning

    Dan Abnett

     

    3-4pm

    Gregg Hurwitz

    David Finch

    Paul Levitz (tentative)

    Josh Williamson

    Bill Willingham

    Mark Buckingham

     

    4-5pm

    Art Baltazar

    Franco

    Joshua Hale Fialkov

    Tom Richmond

    Peter Kuper

     

    5-6pm

    Geoff Johns

    Jim Lee

    Alex Sinclair

    Rob Liefeld

    Bryan Q. Miller

    Cat Staggs

     

    6-7pm

    Shane Davis

    Ryan Benjamin

    Cliff Chiang

     

    Friday, July 13

    10-11am

    Kyle Higgins

    Trevor McCarthy

    Adam Beechen

    Tracy Hickman

     

    11am-12pm

    James Robinson

    Philip Tan

    Ed Boon

     

    12-1pm

    Francis Manapul

    Brian Buccellato

    Joe Harris

    Sean Murphy

     

    1-2pm

    Ken Lashley

    Adam Glass

    Tony Daniel

    Moritat

    Jimmy Palmiotti

     

    2-3pm

    Scott Snyder

    Rafael Albuequerque

    Derek Fridolfs

    Dustin Nguyen

    Mike Carey

    Dan Abnett (tentative)

     

    3-4pm

    David Finch

    Gregg Hurwitz

    Scott Lobdell

    Jeff Lemire

    David Lloyd

     

    4-5pm

    Darwyn Cooke

    Amanda Conner

    Len Wein

    Anthony Bourdain

    Langdon Foss

    Joel Rose

    Jose Villarubia

     

    5-6pm

    J. Michael Straczynski

    Shane Davis

    Nicola Scott (tentative)

    Bill Willingham

    Mark Buckingham

    Jill Thompson

     

    6-7pm

    Geoff Johns

    Jim Lee

    Alex Sinclair

    Rob Liefeld

    JH Williams

     

    7:30-8:30pm*

    Jim Lee

    Chris Daughtry

    *Please note this signing is taking place at the Michael J. Wolf gallery instead of at the DCE booth.

     

    Saturday, July 14

    10-11am

    James Robinson

    Philip Tan

    Nicola Scott

    Gail Simone

    Sean Murphy

     

    11am-12pm

    David Finch

    Gregg Hurwitz

    Mike Carey

    Len Wein

     

    12-1pm

    Tony Daniel

    Art Baltazar

    Franco

    Rick Sanchez

    Scott Snyder

     

    1-2pm

    Tony Bedard

    Tyler Kirkham

    Greg Weisman

    Anthony Bourdain

    Langdon Foss

    Joel Rose

    Jose Villarubia

     

    2-3pm

    Bryan Q. Miller

    Cat Staggs

    Duane Swiercynski

    Cliff Chiang

    Andy Lanning

    Phil Jimenez

     

    3-4pm

    Moritat

    Ken Lashley

    Adam Glass

    Bill Willingham

    Mark Buckingham

    Dan Abnett (tentative)

     

    4-5pm

    Amanda Conner

    Brent Anderson

    Jill Thompson

    JH Williams

     

    5-6pm

    Adam Beechen

    Derek Fridolfs

    Dustin Nguyen

    Scott Snyder

    Rafael Albuquerque

    James Tynion IV

    Francesco Francavilla

     

    6-7pm

    Francis Manapul

    Brian Buccellato

    Scott Lobdell

    Jim Lee

     

    Sunday, July 15

    10-11am

    Gail Simone

    Bernard Chang

    J.T. Krul

    Freddie Williams

    Brent Anderson

     

    11am-12pm

    Duane Swiercynski

    Art Baltazar

    Franco

    Paul Cornell

     

    12-1pm

    Paul Levitz (tentative)

    Shane Davis

    Aaron Lopresti

    Tom Richmond

     

    1-2pm

    Jimmy Palmiotti

    Moritat

    Tony Bedard

    Bill Willingham

    Mark Buckingham

    Steve Leialoha

     

    2-3pm

    Kyle Higgins

    Trevor McCarthy

    Ryan Benjamin

    Joshua Hale Fialkov (tentative)

    Jamal Igle

     

    3-4pm

    Darwyn Cooke

    Amanda Conner

    Len Wein

    David Lloyd

     

    4-5pm

    Jim Lee

    Alex Sinclair

    Jeff Lemire

    Rafael Albuquerque

     

    *Please note that signings are subject to change; please come by the DCE booth for any updates.

    DC Collectibles to Unveil Stellar Line-up of New Toys and Collector Items at SDCC 2012

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    Press Release:

    DC Collectibles to Unveil Stellar Line-up of New Toys and Collector Items at San Diego Comic-Con

    New Debuts Include Darkseid Deluxe Action Figure, Shazam! Bust and Harley Quinn Statue

    Burbank, Calif. – July 9, 2012 – DC Collectibles, the exclusive line of collector items from DC Entertainment, announced today an extensive line-up of new statues, action figures and busts based on flagship publishing and film initiatives.  Timed to San Diego Comic-Con, DC Collectibles will unveil a new DC Comics – The New 52 Darkseid deluxe action figure, a Shazam! bust and a Harley Quinn statue, among others. The new products will be unveiled during DC Collectibles official panel moderated by DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer, Geoff Johns, on Thursday, July 12 from 1:00 – 2:00pm PT in Room 5AB.

    Additionally, DC Collectibles will offer a Con Exclusive for sale in the Graphitti Designs booth (#2315) during the convention.  The $25 Super Heroes Kyle Rayner & Kilowog Action Figure 2-Packis the first in an entirely new line of action figures sized at 3.75” from DC Collectibles. This new scale will only be available at conventions.

    “San Diego Comic-Con is the culmination of a banner year for DC Collectibles including the launch of a new brand, a new and expanded online shop, and a fantastic slate of new products – we think fans will be excited for what we have in store for them at the biggest convention of the year,” stated Johns.

    DC Collectibles products that will be unveiled at San Diego Comic-Con include:

    • DC Comics – The New 52 Darkseid deluxe action figure – 13”figure
    • DC Comics Super-Heroes Shazam! Bust – based on Gary Frank artwork, 6” resin bust
    • DC Comics Cover Girl Harley Quinn Statue – 8.5” resin statue
    • Before Watchmen Silk Spectre – 9” resin statue
    • DC Comics Cover Girls Poison Ivy Statue – 9” resin statue

    To view these new products and DC Collectibles entire line of toys and collector items visit DC Entertainment’s booth #1915.  DC Collectibles products are available in comic book shops everywhere and online at www.shopdccollectibles.com.

    To get images of products revealed during Comic-Con, visit DC Collectibles Facebook page this week: www.facebook.com/DCCollectibles.

    DC Entertainment Ready to Storm SDCC 2012 with Anthony Bourdain, Chris Daughtry, and Jim Lee

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    Press Release:

    DC Entertainment Storms Comic-Con

    All Hail The Return Of The Biggest And Baddest Characters In History: Joker And Rorschach

     Anthony Bourdain Cooks Up A Twisted Masterpiece

     Get Unprecedented Access Off The Show Floor With “Con Away From The Con” Website

    BURBANK, Calif. (July 6, 2012) – DC Entertainment celebrates the one-year anniversary of the historic release of THE NEW 52 initiative with the best of the best creators in the business at San Diego Comic-Con International 2012.  Between the launch of THE NEW 52 #0 issues and the return of most notorious character in history – The Joker – the controversial and hugely anticipated BEFORE WATCHMEN mini-series comics, celebrity chef’s Anthony Bourdain’s first graphic novel, and the WE CAN BE HEROES giving campaign, with music superstar Chris Daughtry as its ambassador, DC Entertainment’s stellar line up promises to make this year’s Comic-Con one of the biggest in history.

    Don’t miss what’s in store at DC Entertainment’s brand new interactive 4,500 square foot booth (#1915) and over 20 panels.

    Be there as one of the most notorious villains in history comes out of the dark as The Joker makes his return. Get an inside look at what horrors will befall Gotham from BATMAN writer Scott Snyder.  Plus DC Entertainment’s panel Batman: Beyond The Night Of Owls will be a can’t-miss discussion on the most iconic and enduringly popular character in comic history.

    One year after the groundbreaking announcement of the NEW 52s, get an inside look at the launch of Zero issues in September.

    Join some of the biggest names in comics as they discuss the highly controversial release of BEFORE WATCHMEN on the precipice of  fan-favorite character Rorschach’s own series launching in August.

    Witness a special surprise announcement during the not-to-be-missed Vertigo panel from one of entertainment’s biggest names.

    Find out why celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain hates California rolls as he discusses his first-ever graphic novel GET JIRO!, from DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint, with co-writer Joel Rose and artists Langdon Foss and Jose Villarrubia.

    Experience comic’s most iconic characters in a whole new way at “Darkness & Light: Art Inspired by Heroes & Villains, Hope & Heroism,” an original art collection at the Michael J Wolf gallery. Benefitting DC Entertainment’s WE CAN BE HEROES giving campaign, the traveling exhibit supports three humanitarian aid organizations fighting the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa.

    Join WE CAN BE HEROES ambassador and music sensation Chris Daughtry – who re-recorded his hit single “Rescue Me” for the campaign – and DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Jim Lee at a special signing of exclusive, lithos of a Batman sketch drawn by Daughtry and inked by Lee.

    Can’t make the Con? DC Entertainment’s website is go-to place for exclusive announcements, mind-blowing comic news and incredible access including artwork reveals, exclusive news announcements, creator profiles and more. Visit the “Con Away From The Con” page at http://www.dccomics.com/tags/con-away-from-con.

    DC Entertainment’s San Diego Comic-Con 2012 panel schedule:

    Thursday, July 12, 2012:

    10:30-11:30am – DC Entertainment Talent Search

    11:30-12:30pm – DC Comics – Tales From The Dark and The Edge

    1:00-2:00pm – DC Collectibles

    2:00-3:00pm – DC Comics – Batman: Beyond the Night of Owls

    3:15-4:15pm – DC Entertainment – All Access: DC NOW!

    5:45-6:45pm – Vertigo: A View From the Cutting Edge of Comics

     

    Friday, July 13, 2012:

    10:00-11:00am – DC Comics: From Concept to Page

    10:00-11:00am – DC Entertainment Talent Search

    11:15-12:15pm – DC Comics: Superman

    1:45-2:45pm – DC Comics: Justice League and Green Lantern

    3:00-4:00pm – Drawing DC

    4:15-5:15pm – DC Comics: The New 52

    5:30-6:30pm – Vertigo: Get Jiro!

     

    Saturday, July 14, 2012:

    10:00-11:00am – DC Entertainment Talent Search

    10:00-11:00am – DC Comics: New Wave

    11:15-12:30pm – DC Entertainment – All Access: OGNs

    12:45-1:45pm – DC Comics: Before Watchmen

    2:00-3:00pm – Mad About MAD

    7:00-8:00pm – Vertigo: Fables

     

    Sunday, July 15, 2012:

    10:00-11:00am – DC Comics: Young Justice

    11:15-12:15pm – DC Entertainment: Meet The Publishers

    2:00-3:00pm – Drawing DC for Kids

    DC Provides Some Details About Their WonderCon 2012 Plans

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    DC Entertainment will be attending WonderCon this weekend, at Booth #501, and has provided a short list of attending guests:

    Sergio Aragones, Brian Buccellato, Mike Choi, Shane Davis, Alex Garner, Mick Gray, Viktor Kalvachev, Jim Lee, Dustin Nguyen, Norm Rapmund, Scott Snyder, Ryan Snook (Friday and Saturday only), J. Michael Straczynski, Len Wein, Scott Williams, Marv Wolfman and many more.

    They also promise details on BEFORE WATCHMEN, DC COMICS-THE NEW 52, the DC Nation animation block and Vertigo.

     

     

    DC Announces Their SDCC 2010 Programming Schedule

    Via The Source:

    THURSDAY, JULY 22

    10:15-11:15 DC Writers
    With Winick, O’Neill, JMS, Simone; hosted by James Robinson. Room 6DE

    11:30-12:30 DC NATION Convention Kickoff!
    The DC NATION invades San Diego — and you’re invited along for the ride! Come celebrate the start of what promises to be an unforgettable convention experience! Your hosts, DC Co-Publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee, get the party started here! The NATION welcomes all. Room 6DE

    12:30-1:30 Batman: The Widening Gyre
    As Bat-fans know, Batman: The Widening Gyre revealed a previously untold period in Batman’s life. Join DC Group Editor Michael Marts, series artist Walt Flanagan (Batman: The Widening Gyre) and inker Art Thibert (Batman: The Widening Gyre) as they reveal secrets behind the highly anticipated conclusion. Room 4

    2:00-3:00 DC Focus: Geoff Johns
    Geoff Johns’ storytelling and creativity fueled event blockblusters Blackest Night, the new Brightest Day and the character rebirths of Green Lantern and The Flash. As the new Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment, you can expect Geoff to deliver even more thrills and excitement as his focus shifts to bringing the DCU to life outside of the comics starting with the Green Lantern film and many other surprises! Don’t miss this panel hosted by Eddie Berganza, Group Editor, interviewing one of the most exciting talents in comics. Room 6DE

    FRIDAY, JULY 23

    12:30-1:30 DC Focus: Grant Morrison
    The mastermind behind best-selling hits such as Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne, Joe the Barbarian, Final Crisis, Arkham Asylum, All-Star Superman and many more invite you to this rare sit-down. You won’t want to miss this candid chat about projects past, present and future, with glimpses into what goes on in the mind of Grant Morrison as he crafts some of the world’s most thought-provoking comics! Hosted by Senior Story Editor Ian Sattler. Room 6DE

    1:45-2:45 Batman: The Return
    As the Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne rages on, follow the Bat-Signal to this panel and uncover clues about the future of the Dark Knight from some of the A-list talent behind the publishing line. If you think you know where this story’s headed – THINK AGAIN! Hear it here from Group Editor Mike Marts, David Finch (Batman), Grant Morrison (Batman & Robin), Dustin Nguyen (Batman: Streets of Gotham) and others! Room 6DE

    3:00-4:00 Superman: Man of Tomorrow
    It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s The Man of Steel – and he’s back on Earth and primed to take 2010 by storm! Don’t miss members of the exciting new Superman creative teams as they discuss their plans for Superman, Lex Luthor, Superboy, Supergirl and more led by DC Group Editor Matt Idelson with Paul Cornell (Action Comics), Shane Davis (Superman: Earth One), Sterling Gates (Supergirl), Jeff Lemire (Superboy), J. Michael Strazcynski (Superman: Earth One, Superman) and more! Room 6DE

    4:15-5:15 DC NATION Special Edition
    It’s the DC Nation State of the Union address as DC Co-Publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee join forces to give fans all the info they can handle! With those two leading the NATION, expect the unexpected! The NATION welcomes all! Room 6DE

    6:30-7:30 Artist’s Choice: Drawing Batman
    Superstar Batman artists share the secrets of drawing the Dark Knight with a special projector designed so you can see their every stroke. Check out this unique presentation that will surely blow your mind! Room 30CDE

    SATURDAY, JULY 24

    12:30-1:45 DC Universe: Event Horizon
    Ian Sattler, Senior Story Editor, and your favorite writers and artists are here for the main event: The DC Universe! What lies ahead for your favorite heroes and series? Got a question for your favorite DCU creator? Come on by! There’s no greater gathering of top-tier creative talent! Room 6A

    2:00-3:00 Green Lantern: Emerald Empire
    No evil shall escape this panel’s sight as the top creative teams on the Green Lantern books drop hints on upcoming stories and take on your questions! Led by Group Editor Eddie Berganza with Geoff Johns (Green Lantern, The Flash), Tony Bedard (Green Lantern Corps), Joe Prado (Brightest Day) and Ivan Reis (Brightest Day). Room 6A

    SUNDAY, JULY 25

    11:00-12:00 DC Kids: Aww Yeah!
    Don’t miss your chance to chat with Mike Norton, Art Baltazar and Franco, the creative team behind Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam and the best kid-friendly comic on the market, Tiny Titans! DC Co-Publisher Dan DiDio hosts what is sure to be entertaining discussion for the whole family! Room 4

    2:00-3:00 DC Focus: Premiere Teams
    DC Comics knows a thing or two about teams. From the company that brought you the first team in comics’ history (Justice Society of America) don’t miss this panel on the DCU’s top teams roaming Earth (JLA, JSA, Secret Six, Titans), the farthest reaches of space (R.E.B.E.L.S.) and even across time (Legion of Super-Heroes)! Senior Group Editor Mike Carlin is joined by Tony Bedard (R.E.B.E.L.S.), Marc Guggenheim (Flash), JT Krul (Teen Titans), Paul Levitz (Legion of Super-Heroes), James Robinson (Justice League of America), Matthew Sturges (JSA All-Stars) and others for this collaborative panel! Room 6A

    3:00-4:00 DC Town Hall Meeting
    All are welcome to join DC Co-Publishers Dan DiDio & Jim Lee for a relaxed Sunday afternoon discussion. Share your thoughts on what you love about comics now and what you hope to see in the future! Room25ABC

    UPDDATED WITH VIDEO: Geoff Johns to Show Live Action Blue Beetle Test at SDCC

    UPDATE: A few seconds of the footage has made it online in the demo reel of visual effects artist Rommel Calderon. Check it out around 50 seconds in (There’s also some Wonder Woman animation in it as well).

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    After getting everyone excited by talking on Twitter about the existence of a live action special effects test of the Blue Beetle, DC Entertainment’s Chief Creative Office Geoff Johns confirmed on DC’s blog The Source that they will show the footage at multiple panels at Comic-Con International: San Diego.

    To whet your appetite, here are screen captures that he released through the blog: