First Second Books Releases SDCC 2016 Schedule

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First Second Books has released a schedule of all the :01 programming at booth #1323, so you don’t have to miss a thing. Come by and say hello!

Thursday, July 21st

  • 11:00 AM: In-Booth Signing, John Patrick Green, Hippopotamister
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM: First Second 10th Anniversary Celebration featuring Mark Siegel and Ben Hatke, in Room 4
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Panel: We Need Diverse Comics featuring Ben Hatke in Room 9
  • 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM: Panel: Make Your Own Story featuring John Patrick Green in Room 24ABC
  • 5:00 PM: John Patrick Green Signing at AA09

Friday, July 22nd

  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Spotlight on Ben Hatke in Room 4
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00PM: Panel: Censorship and Kids Comics featuring First Second staff member Gina Gagliano in the Shiley Special Events Suite at the San Diego Library
  • 12:30 PM: In-Booth Signing, Ben Hatke, Mighty Jack
  • 12:45 PM: EW Con-X featuring Gene Luen Yang at the Embarcadero Marina Park North
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Panel: Kids Comics 2026 – What Publishers Project for the Future featuring First Second staff member Mark Siegel in the Shiley Special Events Suite at the San Diego Central Library
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Panel: How Comics are Created featuring Gene Luen Yang at the Shiley Special Events Suite in the San Diego Central Library
  • 3:30 PM: In-Booth Signing, Gene Luen Yang, Paths & Portals
  • 3:30 PM: EW Con-X featuring Ben Hatke, at the Embercadero Marina Park North
  • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Panel: Graphic Novel Publishing Diversity featuring First Second staff member Gina Gagliano in the Special Events Suite in the San Diego Central Library
  • 5:00 PM: In-Booth Signing, MK Reed, Americus, Dinosaurs
  • 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Panel: Graphic Novel Publishing: State of the Industry featuring First Second staff member Mark Siegel in the Shiley Special Events Suite at the San Diego Central Library

Saturday, July 23rd

  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Panel: Once Upon a Time: Teaching Fables, Fairy Tales, and Myths with Comics and Graphic Novels featuring Ben Hatke in the Shiley Special Events Suite at the San Diego Central Library
  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Panel: Dig Deep featuring MK Reed and Gene Luen Yang in Room 28DE
  • 11:00 AM: In-Booth giveaway, Tetris, by Box Brown
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Panel: Reading Without Walls featuring Gene Luen Yang in conversation with Hank Green in Room 29AB
  • 12:00 PM: In-Booth signing, Ben Hatke, Mighty Jack
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Panel: The Kids Comics Revolution featuring Gene Luen Yang and John Patrick Green
  • 2:30 PM: In-Booth signing, Gene Luen Yang, Paths & Portals

Sunday, July 24th

  • 11:00 AM: In-Booth Signing, John Patrick Green, Hippopotamister
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Panel: How (and Why) Kids Started Reading Comics Again featuring First Second staff member Gina Gagliano in Room 25ABC
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Panel: Leigh Bardugo and Gene Luen Yang In-Conversation in Room 29AB
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Panel: Racebending featuring Gene Luen Yang in Room 29AB

Warner Bros. Pictures Brings Heroes, Magic & Myth to SDCC 2016

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Press Release:

Warner Bros. Pictures will once again commandeer the convention when the Studio’s biggest stars, DC’s best Super Heroes and “worst” Super-Villains, fantastic beasts great and small and more head to this year’s Comic-Con International: San Diego. On Saturday, July 23, beginning at 11:30 a.m., Warner Bros. will showcase several of its most-anticipated upcoming feature releases in its Hall H presentation, headed up by master of ceremonies Conan O’Brien:

• “Wonder Woman” stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine and Connie Nielsen and director Patty Jenkins.
• “Suicide Squad” stars Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Scott Eastwood, Cara Delevingne, Adam Beach and Karen Fukuhara, along with writer/director David Ayer.

• Director Chris McKay and star Will Arnett from “The LEGO Batman Movie.”

Charlie Hunnam, who plays the title role in Guy Ritchie’s epic actioner “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword,” from Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures.

• Stars Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, John Goodman, Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell and director Jordan VogtRoberts of Warner Bros.’ and Legendary Pictures’ “Kong: Skull Island.”

• Director David Yates with stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller and Colin Farrell from “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”

Also on Saturday, convention floor activities include:
• In the Warner Bros. Booth: a “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” Wand Station and talent signing; “The LEGO Batman Movie” Selfie Booth; and an autograph signing with “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” star Charlie Hunnam.
• In the DC Booth: “Suicide Squad” and “Wonder Woman” talent signings and costume displays; lifesized LEGO Batman character.

• In the LEGO Booth: “The LEGO Batman Movie” talent signings and Selfie Booth; “building zone” activation for fans to help LEGO Master Builders build life-sized LEGO Batman, Batgirl and Joker from “The LEGO Batman Movie.”

Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and Distribution, stated, “Comic-Con is one of our favorite annual events and we’re thrilled to have an extraordinary lineup of films to highlight this year. It’s always exciting for us to give these fans a taste of what we’re bringing to theaters in such a direct way, connecting them with the talented actors and filmmakers who work so hard to make everyone’s movie-going experience a memorable one.”

About Wonder Woman:

“Wonder Woman” hits movie theaters around the world next summer when Gal Gadot returns as the title character in the epic action adventure from director Patty Jenkins. Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.

Joining Gadot in the international cast are Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, David Thewlis, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Ewen Bremner and Saïd Taghmaoui. Jenkins directs the film from a screenplay by Allan Heinberg and Geoff Johns, story by Zack Snyder & Allan Heinberg, based on characters from DC Entertainment. Wonder Woman was created by William Moulton Marston. The film is produced by Charles Roven, Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder and Richard Suckle, with Rebecca Roven, Stephen Jones, Wesley Coller and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers. Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with RatPac-Dune Entertainment, an Atlas Entertainment/Cruel and Unusual production, “Wonder Woman.” The film is scheduled for release on June 2, 2017, and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. www.wonderwomanfilm.com

About Suicide Squad:

From director David Ayer comes “Suicide Squad,” starring Oscar nominee Will Smith, Oscar winner Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman and Oscar nominee Viola Davis. It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super-Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?

Written and directed by Ayer based on the characters from DC, the film also stars Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood, Cara Delevingne, Adam Beach, and Karen Fukuhara in her feature film debut. It is produced by Charles Roven and Richard Suckle, with Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Colin Wilson and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers. Warner Bros. Pictures presents, an Atlas Entertainment production, a film by David Ayer, “Suicide Squad.” The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. The film opens worldwide in 3D, and in 2D, and in select IMAX 3D theaters August 5, 2016. “Suicide Squad” is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for sequences of violence and action throughout, disturbing behavior, suggestive content and language. www.suicidesquad.com

About The LEGO Batman Movie:

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The LEGO Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – LEGO Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.

Will Arnett reprises his starring role from “The LEGO Movie” as the voice of LEGO Batman, aka Bruce Wayne. Zach Galifianakis stars as The Joker; Michael Cera as the orphan Dick Grayson; Rosario Dawson as Barbara Gordon; and Ralph Fiennes as Alfred. “The LEGO Batman Movie” is directed by Chris McKay and produced by Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. It is written by Seth Grahame-Smith and Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers, with additional screenplay material by Jared Stern & John Whittington, based on LEGO Construction Toys, in association with LEGO System AS. Chris McKay also serves as an executive producer, alongside Ryan Harris. A Warner Bros. Pictures presentation, “The LEGO Batman Movie” will open in theaters on February 10, 2017. It will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. www.LegoBatman.com

About Kong: Skull Island:

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ “Kong: Skull Island” reimagines the origin of the mythic Kong in a compelling, original adventure from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts. In the film, a diverse team of explorers is brought together to venture deep into an uncharted island in the Pacific—as beautiful as it is treacherous—unaware that they’re crossing into the domain of the mythic Kong.

“Kong: Skull Island” stars Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Oscar winner Brie Larson, John Goodman and John C. Reilly. The international ensemble cast also includes Tian Jing, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, John Ortiz, Thomas Mann, Shea Whigham, Toby Kebbell and Eugene Cordero. Vogt-Roberts directs the film from a screenplay by Max Borenstein, John Gatins, Dan Gilroy and Derek Connolly. “Kong: Skull Island” is produced by Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni with Mary Parent. The executive producers are Eric McLeod and Alex Garcia. Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Present a Legendary Pictures Production, “Kong: Skull Island.” The film will be released worldwide in 2D, 3D in select theatres, and IMAX March 10, 2017, from Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

About King Arthur: Legend of the Sword:

Acclaimed filmmaker Guy Ritchie brings his dynamic style to an original King Arthur epic, a sweeping fantasy action adventure starring Charlie Hunnam. Starring with Hunnam are Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou, Aidan Gillen, Oscar nominee Jude Law, and Eric Bana. Ritchie directs the film from a screenplay by Joby Harold and Guy Ritchie & Lionel Wigram, story by Joby Harold. The film is produced by Oscar winner Akiva Goldsman, Joby Harold, Tory Tunnell, Lionel Wigram, Guy Ritchie and Steve Clark-Hall. David Dobkin and Bruce Berman are executive producers. Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a Weed Road/Safehouse Pictures Production, a Ritchie/Wigram Production. Slated for release on March 24, 2017, the film will be distributed in North America by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures. www.kingarthurmovie.com

About Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them:

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is an all-new adventure returning us to the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling. Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne stars in the central role of wizarding world magizoologist Newt Scamander, under the direction of David Yates, who helmed the last four “Harry Potter” blockbusters. The film opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.

Starring with Redmayne are Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, two-time Oscar nominee Samantha Morton, Oscar winner Jon Voight, Ron Perlman, Carmen Ejogo, Jenn Murray, Faith Wood-Blagrove and Colin Farrell. The film marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, whose beloved “Harry Potter” books were adapted into the top-grossing film franchise of all time. Her script was inspired by the Hogwarts textbook “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” written by her character Newt Scamander. The film reunites a number of people from the “Harry Potter” features, including producers David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram. Warner Bros. Pictures has slated “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” for worldwide release in 2D and 3D in select theatres and IMAX on November 18, 2016. www.fantasticbeasts.com

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Debuts Mycroft Holmes #1 at SDCC 2016

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Titan Comics are excited to announce that NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will be unveiling his unique take on Mycroft Holmes at the summer global event San Diego Comic-Con this July!

An all-new comic book adventure, The Apocalypse Handbook – written by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Robert Obtsfeld (Joker and the Thief) – sees the diffident, brilliant Mycroft pulled into a globe-spanning adventure at the behest of Queen Victoria and a secret organization at the heart of the British government. A madman is on the loose with futuristic weaponry capable of destroying civilization in the most horrific manner. Can the smartest man in England set aside his idle, womanizing ways long enough to track down the foe that may be his match?

This hotly anticipated comic book – which hits regular stores on August 3 – will exclusively debut at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con (July 21-24) with a special never-before-released variant cover by series artists Joshua Cassara (New Avengers, The Troop) and Luis Guerrero (The Twelfth Doctor) – only available to purchase at the show at Titan booth #5537.

As part of this special SDCC appearance, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as well as series artists, Joshua Cassara, Luis Guerrero, and Mycroft Holmes and the Apocalypse Handbook editor, Andrew James, will be speaking at an unmissable panel on Thursday July 21 at 12:00PM (room 5AB), taking SDCC attendees exclusively behind-the scenes of the new comic series and revealing special artwork previews.

SDCC attendees will also have the unique opportunity to meet Kareem and the creative team behind the comic book straight after the panel for a special Mycroft Holmes comic book signing at 1:30 PM in Autograph Alley AA02.

To keep up to date with Titan Comics and their plans for San Diego Comic-Con, follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr.

ABOUT TITAN COMICS
Titan Comics offers astounding creator-owned comics and graphic novels from new and world-renowned talent, alongside the world’s greatest licensed properties and classic graphic novels re-mastered for brand-new audiences. For more information, visit: www.titan-comics.com

ABOUT KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and a six-time NBA champion. He is also one of a handful of influential and respected black men in America who has a national platform as a regular contributing columnist for The Washington Post and Time Magazine, where he shares his thoughts on some of the most socially relevant and politically controversial topics facing our nation today. After 50 years as an athlete, activist, and New York Times bestselling author, he offers his perspectives on how we can work together to solve some of these issues as a nationally recognized speaker who appears regularly on the lecture circuit. His new political book, Writings on the Wall – Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White will be released August 2016 by Time Books and offers his personal perspectives on political issues facing America today.

In 2012, Kareem was appointed to be the U.S. Cultural Ambassador by then Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Currently he serves as the chairman of his Skyhook Foundation whose mission is to “Give Kids a Shot That Can’t be Blocked” by bringing educational opportunities to underserved communities through innovative outdoor environmental learning. Kareem’s most recent projects include the HBO Sports documentary, Kareem: Minority of One, which debuted in early November 2015 as HBO’s most watched and highest rated sports documentary. His debut novel Mycroft Holmes—a mystery novel and the first of an action/mystery series based on Sherlock Holmes’s savvy older brother—was released in by Titan Publishing in September 2015. Following the success of his novel, the comic, Mycroft Holmes & the Apocalypse Handbook will be released during Comic-Con in San Diego in July 2016. For more information, visit: www.kareemabduljabbar.com

Kidrobot Announces SDCC 2016 Prints & Signings

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Kidrobot’s 2016 SDCC autograph signing schedule will feature Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles creator Kevin Eastman, Street Fighter creator Yoshinori Ono, Frank Kozik, Scott Tolleson, Jesse “J*RYU” Yu, and Josh Mayhem. Kidrobot is thrilled to be working with this talented selection of artists during San Diego Comic Con. All signings will take place at Kidrobot’s booth, #5645.

Kidrobot will offer the opportunity to obtain wristbands prior to the signings of Kevin Eastman and Yoshinori Ono. On preview night, the first 50 fans to purchase a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Medium Figure & the first 50 fans to purchase a Street Fighter Medium Figure will each be given a wristband. This wristband will guarantee a place in line for Kevin Eastman or Yoshinori Ono’s signing. Wristbands will be designated for each signing.

Signing Schedule

Thursday, July 21st
Kevin Eastman 2:30pm-3:30pm

Friday, July 22nd
Scott Tolleson 11:00am-12:00pm
Jesse “J*RYU” Yu 1:00pm-2:00pm
Yoshinori Ono 3:30pm-4:30pm

Saturday, July 23rd
Frank Kozik 1:00pm-2:00pm
Josh Mayhem 4:00pm-5:00pm

Frank Kozik, Scott Tolleson and J*RYU will also feature limited edition prints available for purchase at the booth. Prints will be limited to 500 pieces each and commemorate Kidrobot’s 2016 SDCC appearance. Each print will retail for $20. As a special San Diego Comic Con promotion, the first 10 fans in line for each of their signings will receive a free screen print.

Scott Tolleson’s upcoming The Odd Ones Dunny Series will be on display for the first time during his signing. Visit the booth during his signing to get an exclusive sneak preview of the series!

J*RYU’s print will reveal the contributing artists of the upcoming multi-artist Arcane Divination Dunny Series, releasing in 2017. Arcane Divination is Kidrobot’s first multi-artist Dunny series since 2013. Visit the booth during J*RYU’s signing to reveal the participating artists!

About Kidrobot:
Founded in 2002, Kidrobot is acknowledged worldwide as the premier creator and dealer of limited edition art toy, signature apparel and lifestyle accessories. An innovative cross between sculpture and conceptual art, Kidrobot offers not only a powerful medium for today’s international fashion designers, illustrators and graffiti artists, but also the creative canvas for emerging street trends and pop art. Kidrobot toys retail anywhere from $5 to $25,000, and many appreciate in value over time. Kidrobot showcases and sells it unique take on contemporary culture at Kidrobot stores in San Francisco and Las Vegas. Our products can be found online at Kidrobot.com and in select retailers worldwide. www.kidrobot.com

Chuck Jones Gallery to Host Nancy Cartwright Exhibition at SDCC 2016

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The Chuck Jones Gallery will host an event to show paintings and sculpture from renowned voice over artist Nancy Cartwright on Saturday, July 23rd at 7:30pm during San Diego International Comic Con. The event is her first ever art gallery exhibition and reception, and is open to the public.

The Emmy and Annie Award-winning actress is best known as the voice of spiky-headed underachiever Bart Simpson on Fox’s 27-year-iconic hit, The Simpsons. In her 34-year career at the microphone, Nancy has lent her voice to hundreds of other award-winning animated series, including Rugrats (Chuckie); Kim Possible (Rufus the Naked Mole Rat); Richie Rich (Gloria); Animaniacs (Mindy); and Chuck Jones’ final work, Timberwolf.

Nancy most recently has created a bronze portrait bust of Bart Simpson, which she gifted to FOX and to the University of Southern California (USC), School of Cinematic Arts. The Bartman sculpture is on permanent display in New York and a second Bartman sculpture is permanently installed in USC’s Cinematic Arts Complex, Steven Spielberg building.

The Chuck Jones Gallery, celebrating its 25th anniversary, represents the finest in the art of American Pop culture. It is also the only gallery in San Diego dedicated to the art of the animated film, representing not only the work of its namesake, four-time Academy Award recipient and legendary animation director and creator, Chuck Jones, but also art work by Dr. Seuss, and all animation studios.

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Chuck Jones Gallery
232 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 294-9880

John Barrowman Debuts Torchwood #1 at SDCC 2016

08032016_Torchwood1_JBarrowmanJohn Barrowman (star of Torchwood, Doctor Who, and Arrow) has announced the comic debut of TORCHWOOD #1 from Titan Comics which he co-writes alongside his sister Carole Barrowman! The first issue will launch at Comic-Con International in San Diego in two weeks with a panel and signings scheduled.

Barrowman announced details on his Facebook page:

Torchwood #1 sees Captain Jack come back to Cardiff to engage the help of the last person who expected to see him again, Gwen Cooper! On the road, on the run, and under fire ­ can Jack and Gwen put aside their differences and rebuild the heart of Torchwood before its flame is
stamped out forever?!

Alongside the regular edition (in comic book stores August 3), Titan Comics, Carole and I are
proud to present a special convention edition of Torchwood which includes the entirety of Torchwood #1 plus extra fan-favorite adventure The Selkie with a brand-new cover from comic book legend Tommy Lee Edwards (Batman, Hellboy).

These regular and special editions are available to purchase at the Titan booth #5537 at San Diego Comic-Con. Carole and I will be guests on a special Titan panel where fans will be treated to announcements, behind-the-scenes reveals and upcoming plans for the Torchwood comic series. This panel will take place on Saturday July 23 at 15:30 in room 5AB.

You will also have the opportunity to meet Carole and I at the show as we will be signing copies of Torchwood #1 on Sunday July 24 between 11:00am and 12:00pm at Autograph Area, Table AA21.
We are so excited about this new venture and bringing Torchwood back to life in a fresh, new, vibrant way and we can’t wait for all of you to be a part of it come join us. See you in San Diego.

Boom! Studios Announces SDCC 2016 Exclusive Variant Covers

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Award-winning comic book publisher BOOM! Studios and its imprints, KaBOOM!, BOOM! Box, and Archaia, announced its exclusives for this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, to be held at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California July 20-24.

The following exclusives will be available for purchase at its booth, #2229:

Adventure Time Comics #1 SDCC Exclusive ($10)
Cover by Pat McHale & Sam McHale
Writers: Tony Millionaire, Katie Cook, and Art Baltazar
Artists: Tony Millionaire, Katie Cook, and Art Baltazar
The first issue of a new KaBOOM! ongoing series featuring some of the industry’s best cartoonists telling Adventure Time stories in their own voices bears a cover by Over the Garden Wall creator Pat McHale and his son, Sam.

Jim Henson’s Labyrinth 30th Anniversary Special SDCC Exclusive ($20)
Cover by Mark A. Schneider
Writers: Jonathan Case, Cory Godbey, Gustavo Duarte, Ted Naifeh & Adrianne Ambrose, and Adam Smith
Artists: Daniel Bayliss, Cory Godbey, Gustavo Duarte, Kyla Vanderklugt, and Jeff Stokely
Featuring fan-favorite characters like Ludo, Hoggle, Sir Didymus, and a few surprises, this special celebration collects for the first time all of the Labyrinth Free Comic Book Day stories along with new tales from Eisner Award winner Jonathan Case (The New Deal), Gustavo Duarte (Bizarro), and more! The cover features a replica of Jareth’s mask that can be popped out!

Lucas Stand #1 ($10)
Cover by Chris Visions
Writers: Kurt Sutter and Caitlin Kittredge
Artist: Jesús Hervás
The debut issue of Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter’s first original comic book series about a dead man enlisted by Lucifer to send wayward demons back to Hell features a cover by Dead Letters artist Chris Visions.

LUMBERJANES/GOTHAM ACADEMY SDCC Exclusive Cover by Lissa Treiman

Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy #1 SDCC Exclusive ($10)
Cover by Lissa Treiman
Writer: Chynna Clugston Flores
Artist: Rosemary Valero-O’Connell
The dream crossover event of the summer features a cover by original Giant Days artist Lissa Treiman.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #5 SDCC Exclusive ($25)
Cover by Goñi Montes
Writer: Kyle Higgins Artist: Thony Silas
This exclusive features an Armored Black Ranger cover image, the last in this style of covers by Goñi Montes.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink #1 SDCC Exclusive ($20)
Cover by Felipe Smith
Writers: Brenden Fletcher & Kelly Thompson
Artist: Daniele Di Nicuolo
Part 3 of a four-part connecting cover set by Felipe Smith!


Over the Garden Wall #1 ($10)
Cover by Rex Hackelberg
Writers: Jim Campbell, Amalia Levari
Artists: Jim Campbell, Cara McGee
San Diego Comic-Con exclusive of the debut issue of the new ongoing Over the Garden Wall comic book series.

    
Steven Universe Zine ($5)
Covers by Missy Pena
Writer: Lauren Zuke
Artist: Lauren Zuke
A handmade zine from Steven Universe storyboard artist Lauren Zuke, featuring three different covers by Missy Pena, each one bearing a different Crystal Gem.


ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS

Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com generates New York Times best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning comic books and graphic novels. BOOM! Studios is comprised of four distinct imprints: the “Studios” imprint is home to The Woods, Grant Morrison’s Klaus, and Big Trouble in Little China; imprint “BOOM! Box” publishesLumberjanes, Steve Jackson Games’ Munchkin, and Giant Days; All-Ages imprint “KaBOOM!” publishes Charles Schulz’ Peanuts; Jim Davis’ Garfield; and Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time; and the “Archaia” imprint is home to Mouse Guard, Cow Boy, and numerous Jim Henson Company properties. Since 2013, BOOM! Studios has had a unique first-look feature film relationship with 20th Century Fox and since August 2014 BOOM! has had a similar first-look relationship with Fox’s television studio to develop properties for the small screen.

Luc Besson to Present Footage of Valerian at SDCC 2016 with Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne

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EuropaCorp has just announced they’ll be attending Comic-Con and will present EXCLUSIVE footage of their upcoming epic sci-fi film, VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS!

Get ready to join Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, The Professional), producer Virginie Besson-Silla (Lucy, Revolver), Dane DeHaan (Amazing Spider-Man 2, Chronicle), Cara Delevingne (Suicide Squad, Paper Towns), moderator Josh Horowitz (MTV) and potential surprise guests in HALL H for the first public sneak peek at the film on THURSDAY, JULY 21st!

Special operatives Valerian & Laureline embark on a mission to the breathtaking intergalactic city of Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis comprised of thousands of different species from all four corners of the universe. Alpha’s 17 million inhabitants have converged over time – uniting their talents, technology and resources for the betterment of all. But not everyone on Alpha shares in these same objectives – unseen forces are at work, placing our race in great danger.

VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS hits theaters everywhere on JULY 21, 2017!

 

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VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS
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Release: July 21, 2017
Director: Luc Besson
Writers: Pierre Christin, Jean Claude Mezieres, Luc Besson
Cast: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, John Goodman, Herbie Hancock, Kris Wu
Producers: Virginie Besson-Silla, Luc Besson
*credits are not yet final

Synopsis:
Rooted in the classic graphic novel series, Valerian and Laureline- visionary writer/director Luc Besson advances this iconic source material into a contemporary, unique and epic science fiction saga.

Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are special operatives for the government of the human territories charged with maintaining order throughout the universe. Valerian has more in mind than a professional relationship with his partner- blatantly chasing after her with propositions of romance. But his extensive history with women, and her traditional values, drive Laureline to continuously rebuff him.

Under directive from their Commander (Clive Owen), Valerian and Laureline embark on a mission to the breathtaking intergalactic city of Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis comprised of thousands of different species from all four corners of the universe. Alpha’s seventeen million inhabitants have converged over time- uniting their talents, technology and resources for the betterment of all. Unfortunately, not everyone on Alpha shares in these same objectives; in fact, unseen forces are at work, placing our race in great danger.

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AMC to Descend on SDCC 2016 with the Casts of The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, Preacher, and Geeking Out

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The cast and producers of AMC’s hit scripted series “The Walking Dead,” “Fear the Walking Dead” and “Preacher” and upcoming late-night talk show “Geeking Out” will descend on this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego, CA.

In addition to official series panels, AMC will host fan activations throughout the weekend, including a “The Walking Dead”-themed booth (#4237) in the Convention Center, where fans can stop by to take photos of themselves among Negan’s (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) infamous “lineup” from the season six finale, as well as a “Fear the Walking Dead” yacht, at the Fifth Avenue Pier behind the Convention Center, where fans can experience life aboard the Abigail.

“The Walking Dead” panelists include cast members Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Chandler Riggs, Michael Cudlitz, Sonequa Martin-Green, Christian Serratos, Ross Marquand, Josh McDermitt, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan along with Executive Producer and Showrunner Scott M. Gimple, Executive Producer Robert Kirkman, Executive Producer Gale Anne Hurd, Executive Producer, Director and Special Effects Make-up Supervisor Greg Nicotero and Executive Producer David Alpert. The panel will be moderated by “Talking Dead” host Chris Hardwick.

“Fear the Walking Dead” panelists include cast members Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Frank Dillane, Lorenzo James Henrie, Mercedes Mason, Colman Domingo and Danay Garcia along with Executive Producer and Showrunner David Erickson, Executive Producers Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero and Dave Alpert. The panel will be moderated by “Talking Dead” host Chris Hardwick.

“Preacher” panelists include cast members Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, Joseph Gilgun, Ian Colletti and Graham McTavish along with Executive Producers Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Co-Executive Producer Garth Ennis. The panel will be moderated by Kevin Smith.

In addition, Kevin Smith’s annual Comic Con panel will include a sneak peek of “Geeking Out” and a compilation of Kevin’s favorite scenes from season five of “Comic Book Men.”

“FEAR THE WALKING DEAD”

  • Panel from 12:00-1:00pm PT on Friday, July 22 in Hall H
  • Autograph session aboard the “Fear The Walking Dead” yacht from 12:00-1:00pm PT on Saturday, July 23, Fifth Avenue Pier (Behind Convention Center)
  • “Fear The Walking Dead” Abigail experience is free to all (ages 13+) and open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9:00am – 9:00pm PT.

“THE WALKING DEAD”

  • Panel from 1:00-2:00pm PT on Friday, July 22 in Hall H
  • Autograph session from 2:30-3:30pm PT on Friday, July 22 at AMC’s booth #4237

“PREACHER”

  • Panel and live stage reading of the penultimate season one episode on Friday, July 22 from 6:30-8:30pm PT in Hall H

“GEEKING OUT”

  • Kevin Smith panel at 7:00pm PT on Saturday, July 23 in Hall H

About “The Walking Dead”

Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, “The Walking Dead” reigns as television’s most watched drama for Adults 18-49. “The Walking Dead” tells the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse, and follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home. The series is executive produced by showrunner Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Greg Nicotero and Tom Luse.

About “Fear the Walking Dead”

As “Fear The Walking Dead” embarks on the second half of season two, the Clark, Manawa and Salazar families fracture. The events that took place at the Abigail compound have set all of our heroes adrift. Now they must forge their own paths to survive. “Fear the Walking Dead” is executive produced by showrunner Dave Erickson, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero and David Alpert and stars Kim Dickens as Madison, Cliff Curtis as Travis, Frank Dillane as Nick, Alycia Debnam-Carey as Alicia, Ruben Blades as Daniel, Mercedes Mason as Ofelia, Lorenzo James Henrie as Chris, Colman Domingo as Strand and Danay Garcia as Luciana.

About “Preacher”

Based on the popular cult comic book franchise of the same name, “Preacher” is a supernatural, twisted and darkly comedic drama that follows a Texas preacher named Jesse Custer, who is inhabited by a mysterious entity that causes him to develop a highly unusual power: the ability to make people do his bidding with just a word. Once this power attracts the attention of two mysterious angels (Fiore and DeBlanc), Jesse, his badass ex-girlfriend Tulip, and an Irish vampire named Cassidy are thrust into a crazy world populated by a cast of characters from Heaven, Hell and everywhere in between. The Sony Pictures Television and AMC Studios co-production was developed for television by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg (“This Is the End,” “Superbad,” “Neighbors”) and showrunner Sam Catlin (“Breaking Bad”).

About “Geeking Out”
Hosted by Kevin Smith (“Comic Book Men,” “Clerks”) and Greg Grunberg (“Heroes, “Heroes Reborn” “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens”), the 30-minute late-night talk show will take a timely look at pop culture through a fanboy lens and feature talk, clips, celebrity interviews and out-of-the-studio segments. The series is produced by Matador Content and The Weinstein Company in association with Bandwagon Media with Jay Peterson, Patrick Reardon, Smith and Grunberg serving as executive producers.

About AMC
AMC is home to some of the most popular and acclaimed programs on television. AMC was the first basic cable network to ever win the Emmy(r) Award for Outstanding Drama Series with “Mad Men” in 2008, which then went on to win the coveted award four years in a row, before “Breaking Bad” won it in 2013 and 2014. The network’s series “The Walking Dead” is the highest-rated series in cable history and the number one show on television among adults 18-49 for the last four years. AMC’s other current original drama series include “Better Call Saul,” “Hell on Wheels,” “Turn: Washington’s Spies,” “Halt and Catch Fire,” “Humans,” “Fear the Walking Dead,” “Into the Badlands” and the forthcoming “The Night Manager,” “Feed the Beast,” “Preacher,” “The Son” and “The Terror.” AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like “Talking Dead,” “The Making of The Mob,” “Comic Book Men” and the upcoming “Ride with Norman Reedus” and “The American West.” AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, SundanceTV, BBC America and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile.

Marvel TV Returns for SDCC 2016 with the Cast of Luke Cage, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and More

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MARVEL TELEVISION RETURNS TO SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON

Meet the Newest Defender at a Not-To-Be Missed Panel for The Netflix Original Series Marvel’s Luke Cage on Thursday, July 21

Find out What’s Ahead for Season 4 of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. at an Exclusive Panel Session on Friday, July 22

Get the Latest in the World of Marvel Animation at the Marvel Animation Presents Panel on Saturday, July 23

Visit Marvel Booth #2329 for Autograph Signings, Giveaways and More

Glendale, CA (June 30, 2016) – Attention Marvel fans! Your favorite stars from Marvel Television are taking over San Diego Comic-Con. Join us for must-see panels featuring first look footage, exclusive signing events and an inside look into the world of Marvel.

The fun kicks off Thursday, July 21st, with the first-ever San Diego Comic-Con Marvel and Netflix panel session. Moderated by Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Head of Television and Executive Producer), The Netflix Original Series: Marvel’s Luke Cage panel will feature the first ever appearance of the star-studded cast including fan-favorite Mike Colter (Luke Cage), Alfre Woodard, Mahershala Ali, Theo Rossi, Simone Missick, Frank Whaley and showrunner and Executive Producer, Cheo Hodari Coker. This panel promises to deliver exclusive updates on the latest Marvel Television and Netflix series that fans won’t want to miss. Follow @lukecage on Twitter and #lukecage for the latest.

Then, on Friday, July 22nd, join us for the Marvel Television Presents: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. panel where Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Head of Television and Executive Producer) the showrunners and cast will bring fans the latest news and a few surprises about season 4 of the hit series! Follow @AgentsofShield on Twitter and use #AgentsofShield.

On Saturday July 23rd, you won’t want to miss the Marvel Animation Presents panel with Cort Lane (SVP, Animation and Family Entertainment,) Eric Radomski (SVP, Production and Creative Director – Marvel Animation) and Stephen Wacker (VP, Current Series & Development – Marvel Animation Studios), as they debut exclusive sneak peeks from upcoming episodes, share scoop on exciting new projects in development and bring along some special guests that have secretly RSVP’d!

You’ll also have a chance to meet the stars of your favorite Marvel Television series and get an exclusive poster at signing events at the Marvel booth (#2329) throughout the weekend.

MARVEL TELEVISION SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY, JULY 21:

Marvel’s Luke Cage – Signing Event

3:15 PM at the Marvel Booth (#2329)

Cast attending: Mike Colter, Alfre Woodward, Mahershala Ali, Theo Rossi, Frank Whaley, Simone Missick, Cheo Hodari Coker (EP), Jeph Loeb (EP).

The Netflix Original Series, Marvel’s Luke Cage — Panel Session

5:45 – 6:45 PM -Ballroom 20

The first-ever appearance of the Marvel’s Luke Cage cast!

FRIDAY, JULY 22

Marvel Television Presents: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. — Panel Session

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM -Ballroom 20

Join the cast and producers of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.!

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Signing Event

4:30 PM at the Marvel Booth (#2329)

Cast Attending: Clark Gregg, Chloe Bennet, Ming-Na Wen, Elizabeth Henstridge, Iain de Caestecker, Henry Simmons, Jed Whedon (EP), Maurissa Tancharoen (EP), Jeff Bell (EP), Jeph Loeb (EP).

SATURDAY, JULY 23

Marvel Animation Presents – Panel Session

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM -Room 6A

Go behind-the-scenes into the world of Marvel Animation!

Please note that both signings are ticketed events and passes will be available on a first-come, first-served lottery basis beginning at 9:30 AM on Thursday, July 21 at and Friday, July 22 at Marvel Booth (#2329).

Stay tuned to www.marvel.com for all the breaking news from Marvel Television at Comic Con International in San Diego. Follow @Marvel on Twitter and “like” Marvel on Facebook for minute-by-minute updates on all things in the MCU. Join the conversation using #MarvelSDCC.

ABOUT MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT AND MARVEL TELEVISION

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy-five years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. Marvel Television develops and produces some of the world’s most creative and popular live-action and animated programming for broadcast and cable television networks plus digital platforms including a historic deal with NETFLIX. Its portfolio of self-produced series includes Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for ABC, Marvel’s Daredevil and the Peabody Award-winning Marvel’s Jessica Jones for NETFLIX and Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man, Marvel’s Avengers and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy for Disney XD. Marvel Television’s upcoming projects include Marvel’s Luke Cage, Marvel’s Iron Fist and the culminating Marvel’s The Defenders for NETFLIX as well as Marvel’s The Punisher (NETFLIX), Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger (Freeform) and Legion (FX). For more information, visit marvel.com.

ABOUT ABC STUDIOS

ABC Studios is a leader in the development, production and distribution of entertainment content across broadcast, cable and on-demand platforms. The studio is the key content provider for ABC Entertainment, producing hit series for the network including “American Crime,” “black-ish,” “The Catch,” “Dr. Ken,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” “Marvel’s Agents of “S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Mistresses,” “Once Upon a Time,” “Quantico,” “The Real O’Neals,” “Scandal,” “Secrets and Lies” and late night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live”; “Code Black,” “Criminal Minds” and “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” for CBS; “Nashville” for CMT; “Marvel’s Daredevil” and “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” for Netflix; and “Devious Maids” for Lifetime. For the current season, ABC Studios is producing “American Housewife,” “Conviction,” “Designated Survivor,” “Downward Dog,” “Imaginary Mary,” “Notorious,” “Speechless,” “Still Star Crossed” and “When We Rise” for ABC.

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