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SDCC2023: Panels, Signings, News and More!

Kicking off with Preview Night on July 19th, San Diego Comic Con International 2023 wil launch and run through Sunday, July 23rd. All of the major comic publishers will be there, most of them hosting signings, participating in panels, and selling exclusives. Here are the details from several beloved publishers!

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Oni Press Presents The Annual CBLDF Welcome Party & Art Auction 2023 

Annual Fundraising Event to Begin FIGHT CENSORSHIP, READ COMICS! Initiative,
Featuring New Works by Maia Kobabe, Matt Kindt, and Gabriel Bá & Fábio Moon

In partnership with the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF), Oni Press – the multiple Eisner and Harvey Award-winning comic book publisher – is proud to announce its sponsorship of this year’s annual CBLDF Welcome Party & Art Auction on Thursday, July 20th at The Westgate Hotel in San Diego, CA.

In tandem with the annual fundraising event that draws hundreds of comics industry creators, publishers, educators, and advocates each year, Oni Press will be using the occasion to debut a new initiative in support of the CBLDF entitled FIGHT CENSORSHIP, READ COMICS! and unveil several new pieces of artwork commissioned specifically for the new initiative from an array of prominent artists.

Free for CBLDF members and the general public with a suggested voluntary donation at the door to support the CBLDF’s ongoing work in supporting the cause of free speech and creative expression, the annual party will be hosted at The Westgate Hotel’s Terrace Under the Stars from 8 pm to 12 midnight PT. (An SDCC badge is NOT required to attend.) On behalf of Oni Press, the first 50 attendees will receive a free “Secret Edition” variant cover of the latest issue of the publisher’s science-fiction anthology, XINO #2, featuring artwork by rising star Nick Cagnetti (Pink Lemonade); while the first 200 will receive a free FIGHT CENSORSHIP, READ COMICS! two-piece button set.

The evening’s festivities will also feature the return of the CBLDF’s annual San Diego Comic-Con Silent Art Auction, featuring comic art and other collectibles donated by a wide array of supporting contributors from the worlds of comics, video games, and entertainment.

Insight Editions Announces Plans for San Diego Comic-Con 2023

The world’s #1 pop culture publisher offers fans a packed schedule of signings,
exclusive giveaways, and a sneak peek at Fall’s most anticipated titles

Insight Editions, the world’s #1 pop culture publisher, invites fans attending San Diego Comic-Con to Booth 2129 to meet their favorite authors, get exclusive merchandise and giveaways, shop a curated collection of popular titles at show-special discounts, and much more.

Around the booth (#2129)

Book Signings: Fans will have a chance to meet an incredible line-up of authors and creators including: papercraft superstar Matthew Reinhart (Dungeons & Dragons: The Ultimate Pop-Up Book and Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Guide to Hogwarts), Jim Zub (Dungeons & Dragons: The Ultimate Pop-Up Book), Jenn Fujikawa (Star Wars: The Ultimate Cookbook), Casey Gilly (Buffy The Vampire Slayer Tarot), Tara Theoharis (Minecraft: Gather, Cook, Eat! The Official Cookbook), Andy Lunique (Ultimate Gamer’s Cookbook), James Asmus and Adam Carbonell (The Supernatural Cocktail Book), and more!

Sneak Peeks at Fall’s Most Anticipated Books: Fans can preview and preorder a select group of titles that won’t be on store shelves until later this Fall. The list includes: The Art and Soul of Dune: Part Two Limited Edition by Tanya Lapointe; Yellowstone: The Official Dutton Ranch Family Cookbook by Gabriel “Gator” Guilbeau; Harry Potter: Official Christmas Cookbook by Elena P. Craig and Jody Revenson, Barbie Takes the Catwalk by Karan Feder; Garbage Pail Kids: The Ultimate Pop-Up Yearbook, by Matthew Reinhart, and more. Fans can also get a first look at three new deluxe limited-edition advent calendars: Harry Potter Collector’s Advent Calendar; The Beatles Collector’s Advent Calendar, and Star Trek Collector’s Advent.

Panel

Everyday Magic: Pop Culture Tarot and Live Readings. (Thursday, July 20; 12-1PM; Room 32AB) The first 100 attendees will receive an SDCC-exclusive giclee print of tarot card art from one of Insight Editions’ most popular decks. Every attendee will be greeted with a souvenir tarot card and an opportunity for a live one-card reading from Casey Gilley, author of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Tarot, Stranger Things Tarot, Magic of Marvel Tarot. The program also includes a lively presentation and Q&A about how Insight Editions creates official tarot decks based on some of the world’s most popular properties like Marvel, DC, and Stranger Things.

Giveaways:

On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, fans who visit the Insight Editions booth will have a chance to receive a stunning giclée print from three officially licensed tarot decks: Disney Villains Tarot Deck and Guidebook, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Tarot Deck and Guidebook, and Stranger Things Official Tarot Deck and Guidebook (while supplies last). The Disney Villains print features Hades from Hercules; The Buffy the Vampire print features Spike, and The Stranger Things print features fan-favorite Eddie Munson. 250 copies of each print were made exclusively for fans at SDCC.

On Sunday, the booth will be festively decorated to celebrate the upcoming Harry Potter: The Official Christmas Cookbook.  Everyone who purchases any Harry Potter book or gift can select a free Harry Potter tiny book hanging from the branches of a Christmas tree.

About Insight Editions
Insight Editions pushes the boundaries of creativity, design, and production with award-winning books and collectibles. From collaborations with innovators like James Cameron and Guillermo del Toro to partnerships with global brands including Warner Bros. and Disney, Insight Editions creates stories and experiences for fans, readers, and seekers of all ages that transcend the page. The dynamic catalog ranges from pop culture to photography to cooking to nature conservation. Learn more at insighteditions.com.

IMAGE COMICS AT SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2023

Image Comics is pleased to return to San Diego this year for Comic-Con on Wednesday, July 19 through Sunday, July 23 at booth #1915.

Please note: updates to the schedule may appear online during the show. Please refer to www.imagecomics.com for the most up-to-date information.

LIMITED* CONVENTION VARIANTS SOLD AT THE IMAGE BOOTH (#1915):
*Quantities will be limited by customer and per day on a first-come,
first-served basis. Please ask at the Image booth about availability.

  • Big Game #1 Convention Exclusive by Mark Millar & Pepe Larraz, cover art by Larraz, $5 + tax
  • Eight Billion Genies deluxe edition Vol. 1 Convention Exclusive hardcover by Charles Soule & Ryan Browne, cover art by Browne $39.99 + tax
  • Inferno Girl Red Convention Exclusive hardcover by Mat Groom & Erica D’Urso, cover art by D’Urso, $40 + tax
  • Night Fever hardcover by Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips with Convention Exclusive dust jacket, cover art by Phillips, $24.99 + tax
  • A Righteous Thirst for Vengeance deluxe hardcover by Rick Remender & André Lima Araújo with Convention Exclusive dust jacket, cover art by Araújo, $39.99 + tax
  • Paper Girls x Blackwings collab pencils, $25 + tax
  • Black Science statue, $100 + tax

AVAILABLE AT THE MAD GHOST PRODUCTIONS BOOTH (#1320):

  • Geiger: Ground Zero full color, 8-page Convention Exclusive ashcan
IMAGE COMICS SDCC PANELS:

THURSDAY, 7/20

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM  Image Comics: Spotlight on Bestselling Creator Jeff Lemire
Join us for an in-depth conversation with bestselling, multiple award winning, master storyteller Jeff Lemire as he shares details about his new series Fishflies and Tenement as well as his upcoming graphic novel Cosmic Detective and even more in store for his fans. Moderator Ashley V. Robinson of Popverse, Geek History Lesson podcast. Room: 25ABC

FRIDAY, 7/21

10:30AM – 11:30AM Image Comics: Spotlight on the Legendary Todd McFarlane
Todd McFarlane
Spawn and Venom creator, McFarlane Toys’ CEO, and President of Image Comics takes fans on a behind-the-scenes look at Spawnmania. McFarlane offers fans a sneak peek into the future of upcoming toys, what’s ahead for the Spawn Universe, and all the exciting developments on the horizon.

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM  Image Comics: Spotlight on Bestselling Writer Rick Remender
Join comics titan Rick Remender for an in-depth conversation about his Giant Generator imprint at Image Comics, his 25 years as one of the primary voices shaping the landscape of creator owned comics with tiles like Fear Agent, Black Science, Low, Deadly Class, and Seven to Eternity, how the industry attitude towards creator rights has changed, the power of DIY thinking, and the inside scoop on his new ongoing series with Max Fiumara, The Sacrificers! All of this and a massive announcement about a new Giant Generator project slated to hit next year! Moderator: Robert Kirkman of Invincible, The Walking Dead. Room: 25ABC

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM  Syzygy Publishing’s Tales of Syzpense: its recent Past, current Present, and exciting Future
Join Chris Ryall and Ashley Wood, the co-founders of Image’s newest imprint, Syzygy, and some of Syz’s key creators for spirited Tales of Syzpense involving what’s come before and what’s coming up next. Panelists include multiple-Eisner nominees and Rain co-creators David M. Booher and Zoe Thorogood! Hitomi writer HS Tak! And Artist Uko Smith! Interesting announcements and great art will be provided, gratis, to all attendees! Room 24ABC

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Image Comics: The Future of RADIANT BLACK’s The Massive-Verse
Join Massive-Verse superstars Kyle Higgins (Radiant Black, No/One), Brian Buccellato (No/One), Melissa Flores (The Dead Lucky), Ryan Parrott (Rogue Sun), and more special, celebrity surprise guests as the crew unveils exciting new developments and announcements in store for the Massive-verse this year and beyond! Moderator: TBA. Room: 5AB

5:00 – 6:00 PM  Cliff Bleszinski: Games to Comics
Games legend Cliff Bleskinski (Gears of War, Fortnite) discusses the creation of his debut comic Scrapper (Image Comics) with co-writer Alex de Campi (Dracula, Motherf**ker!, Bad Karma, Parasocial), plus a Q&A moderated by John Nee (publisher, Marvel; president Wildstorm). Room 23ABC.

6:15 – 7:00 PM Cliff Bleszinski post-panel signing in Autograph Area

SATURDAY, 7/22

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM  Image Comics: Comics Storytelling, Genre & Craft
Join Dustin Nguyen (Little Monsters), Zoe Thorogood (It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth), Daniel Warren Johnson (Do a Powerbomb!), Alex De Campi (Parasocial), Ryan Stegman (The Schlub), and Pornsak Pichetshote (The Good Asian) for a freewheeling conversation amongst some of the top talent in the comics industry as they discuss genre, storytelling, industry secrets, and tricks-of-the-trade. Moderator: Chris Arrant of Popverse. Room: 28DE

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM  Spotlight on Alex de Campi, bestselling writer/co-creator of Dracula, Motherf**ker!
Cult comics writer Alex de Campi (Dracula, Motherf**ker!, Bad Karma, Parasocial) discusses her career and the three books she has coming out this Autumn. Q&A to follow. Moderator: Khai Krumbhaar of Geekiary & True War Stories. Room 9.

1:30 – 2:00 PM  Alex de Campi post-panel signing in Autograph Area.

SUNDAY, 7/23

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM  Image Comics: Comics characters fans will love or hate—or love to hate!
Join Mirka Andolfo (Sweet Paprika), Tony Fleecs (Local Man), Sanford Greene (Bitter Root), David F. Walker (Bitter Root), xx(Killadelphia) and special surprise guests come together for an in-depth discussion of character building that leaps from the page and the secret behind what makes for loveable or unlikable characters for readers. Moderator: Graeme McMillan of Popverse. Room 10

SIGNINGS AT THE IMAGE COMICS BOOTH (#1915):
*All items presented for signing are subject to review and denial by staff. No CGC, CBCS, or other witnessing/grading.

THURSDAY, 7/20

    • 1:30 – 2:30 PM Dustin Nguyen, Brett Bean
    • 3:00 – 4:00 PM  Charles Soule, John Layman
    • 3:30 – 4:30 PM  Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn & Scott Koblish
    • 4:30 – 5:30 PM  David F. Walker & Sanford Greene

FRIDAY, 7/21

    • 10:30 – 11:30 AM  Zoe Thorogood (no sketches)
    • 11 – 12 PM  Daniel Warren Johnson
    • 12 – 1 PM Jeff Lemire
    • 12:30 – 1:30 PM  Alex de Campi
    • 1:30 – 2:30 PM  Rick Remender
    • 2:30 – 3:00 PM  Shof Coker
    • 4:00 – 5:00 PM  Massive-Verse group signing
    • 4:30 – 5:30 PM  Charles Soule & Ryan Browne

SATURDAY, 7/22

    • 10:00 – 11:00 AM. Charles Soule & Ryan Browne, Fred Kennedy, Allison O’Toole & Nick Marinkovich
    • 11:30 – 12:30 PM  Zoe Thorogood (no sketches), Daniel Warren Johnson
    • 1:00 – 2:00 PM  Tony Fleecs & Tim Seeley (limited quantity free promotional Local Man trading cards available to signing attendees, first come, first serve), Pornsak Pichetshote
    • 2:30 – 3:30 PM  Rodney Barnes & Jason Shawn Alexander, Shof Coker
    • 4:00 – 5:00 PM Rick Remender, Sanford Greene

SUNDAY, 7/23

    • 10:00 – 11:00 AM. Mirka Andolfo
    • 10:30 – 11:30 AM. Zoe Thorogood (no sketches)

OFF-SITE SDCC PROGRAMMING

SATURDAY, 7/22

4:00 – 6:00 PM: Creators Assemble: Comics Camaraderie, A Networking Event
Together, creators, publishers, comic shop owners, teachers, and library workers have brought greater acceptance to comics and fan culture. Take a break from hectic convention life to experience “speed dating”style networking with diverse comics enthusiasts from all backgrounds. Guests include: Alex Antone (Skybound Entertainment), Heather Antos (IDW Publishing), Vince Alvendia (Egg Drop Ramen Studios), Matthew Atherton (CSUSM), Moni Barrette (2023 Eisner judge), David M. Booher (Killer Queens), J.M. Brandt (Swamp Dogs: House of Crows), Cherish Chen (Massive-Verse), Amy Chu (Carmilla: The First Vampire), Dani Colman (The Unfinished Corner), Barbra Dillon (Fanbase Press), Andi Dukleth (Accidental Aliens), Kyle Higgins (Massive-Verse), Phil Jimenez (Wonder Woman Historia), Nikita Kannekanti (Legendary Comics), Mathias Lewis (Knowhere Games & Comics), Hannah Rose May (Rogues’ Gallery), Don Nguyen (Zoo Magnet Inc.), Alonso Nunez (Little Fish Comic Book Studio), Morgan Perry (Skybound Entertainment), Jack Phoenix (comics librarian), Jimmy Purcell (A3 Publishing), Chris Ryall (Image Comics/Syzygy), Brian Schirmer (Quests Aside), Erin Snider (Creators Assemble!), and Charlie Stickney (White Ash). Marriott Marquis Marina D

 

Skybound to Celebrate 20 Years of The Walking Dead and
Invincible at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2023

Join Skybound for Exclusive Panels, Talent Appearances Including Wrestling Legends, Katee Sackhoff, and
Greg Nicotero, Playable Game Demos, and More as the Creator Led Company Hits the SDCC Show Floor for the First Time

Skybound Entertainment, the creator-led, multi-platform entertainment company, today unveiled its plans for this year’s Comic-Con International: San Diego. Skybound is celebrating the 20th anniversary of two of the company’s beloved franchises: The Walking Dead and Invincible. It will be an action-packed week filled with exclusive panels, celebrity appearances and signings, giveaways, playable tabletop and video games, daily photo booth and cosplay contests and much more taking place at the Skybound booth (#3735).

For all the updates and schedules go to skybound.com/sdcc-2023 or follow the Skybound social channels. Skybound will be hosting the following panels, special events, appearances and livestream and stage programming each day at the show. Additionally, fans can watch all of the livestream programming from home at twitch.tv/skybound and https://www.youtube.com/@Skybound.

Wednesday, July 19
Fans can join Skybound at their two story booth for the company’s first ever appearance on the SDCC show floor. Preview night will kick things off with a special celebration of the recently announced partnership between Skybound and toy and game company Hasbro. A live session of Travel by Trolley, the hit board game with a brand-new vacation expansion pack, will also be running.

The merchandise booth will be open for business starting tonight, premiering exclusive SDCC gear including comics, games, apparel, limited edition collectibles and more across fan-favorite Skybound properties.

Headlining the merchandise booth will be custom The Walking Dead skate decks by rising star artist Bear Walker, all-new The Walking Dead and Invincible AR-enabled pins by Pinfinity, and the official Burger Mart Box, which features exclusive Invincible merchandise alongside all-new Slabs comic cover trading cards produced by Yesterdays, with 1:10 chance of securing a Robert Kirkman signed Slab.

Each day of the convention will also see a special variant cover of Invincible comics available for fans to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the best superhero comic in the universe, published by Image Comics. Skybound has recruited some of the best talent in comics–Greg Capullo, Tradd Moore, Andy Kubert, Justine Florentino and Rose Besch–to showcase favorite characters Invincible, Omni-Man, Atom Eve and Battle Beast.

Thursday, July 20
WrestleQuest: The Wrestlefication of an RPG
4:15-5:15 PM, Room 6A
Join Mega Cat Studios team members alongside surprise legendary wrestlers, as they break down bringing traditional JRPG mechanics to the wrestling ring. Peak behind the scenes with case studies, lessons learned, and feedback from fans, professional wrestlers, and RPG superfans. Panelists include wrestling legends Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Sgt. Slaughter, Jeff Jarrett along with James Deighan and Zack Manko of Mega Cat Studios.

At the Skybound booth:
Travis Beacham, creator of the hit Audible original Impact Winter, will do a signing (3:30-4:30pm*) and be joined by Skybound Chairman Robert Kirkman in conversation live. Greg Nicotero and artist Becky Cloonan of the Skybound anthology comic series Creepshow (10:00-11:00am*), published by Image Comics, will be making special appearances and signing. Wrestling legends Jeff Jarret, Jake “The Snake” Roberts and Sgt. Slaughter will be making an appearance and signing, as the development team from Mega Cat Studios shows off the latest gameplay from the highly anticipated WrestleQuest (12:30-1:30pm*).

Offsite Activation:
Impact Winter themed activations include wrapped trolleys transporting SDCC attendees throughout the Gaslamp and an exclusive, VIP-only immersive dinner featuring thrilling audio and tantalizing provisions called “The Feast.”

Friday, July 21
Invincible 20th Anniversary Panel
4:30PM – 5:30 PM, Room 6BCF

The Best Superhero Comic Book In The Universe celebrates its 20th anniversary, since it first debuted at Image Comics, with a look back at the franchise and a look forward at what’s to come in the worlds of comics, animation, video games, tabletop games, and more! Join Invincible creators Robert Kirkman, Cory Walker, and Ryan Ottley along with Marge Dean (Head of Studio, Skybound Animation) and Mike Rogers (Creative Director, Skybound).

A Q&A with the Cast and Creator of Prime Video’s Invincible
5:45 – 6:45 PM, Room 6BCF

Join executive producer Robert Kirkman and members of the cast and crew as they break news and discuss key storylines from the upcoming and highly anticipated second season of Prime Video’s hit animated series Invincible, based on the groundbreaking comic book by Kirkman, Cory Walker, and Ryan Ottley. The story revolves around 18-year-old Mark Grayson, who’s just like every other guy his age—except his father is (or was) the most powerful superhero on the planet. Starring Steven Yeun, with Sandra Oh, Zazie Beetz, Grey Griffin, Chris Diamantopoulos, Walton Goggins, Gillian Jacobs, Jason Mantzoukas, Ross Marquand, Khary Payton, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells, Kevin Michael Richardson, Seth Rogen, and J.K. Simmons. Executive producers are Kirkman, Catherine Winder, David Alpert, Simon Racioppa, Margaret M. Dean, Rogen, and Evan Goldberg, and co-executive producers are Helen Leigh and Walker.

This is NOT an Invincible Season Two Special Screening
10:00 – 11:00 PM, Room 6A

At the Skybound booth:
Wrestling legends will be making an appearance and signing, as the development team from Mega Cat Studios shows off the latest gameplay from the highly anticipated WrestleQuest (1:30-2:30pm*). Skybound Animation’s Marge Dean will be on hand to discuss bringing Invincible from comics to the screen (10:00-11:00am*).

Saturday, July 22
Transformers & G.I. Joe Return in The Energon Universe
4:15-5:15 PM, Room 6A
The Transformers and G.I. Joe are back at Skybound, kicking off THE ENERGON UNIVERSE! Superstars Robert Kirkman (Void Rivals), Daniel Warren Johnson (Transformers), Joshua Williamson (Duke, Cobra Commander) and Sean Mackiewicz (SVP/Publisher, Skybound) reveal the secrets behind Image/Skybound’s most anticipated comics of 2023. Moderated by James Viscardi (ComicBook.com).

At the Skybound booth: 
Iconic actress Katee Sackhoff will be making an appearance on the broadcast livestream to talk about her new podcast, Blah Blah Blah with Katee Sackhoff (1:30-2:00pm*). Artist Bear Walker will be hosting a signing and debuting his all-new The Walking Dead skate deck (12:00-1:00pm*). Daniel Warren Johnson (Transformers) and Joshua Williamson (Duke, Cobra Commander) will also be hosting an Energon Universe signing (6:00-7:00pm*).

Sunday, July 23
At the Skybound booth:
Impact Winter creator Travis Beacham will do a signing (3:00-4:00pm*). An exclusive look at the upcoming new tabletop game Kiss the Goblin played live on the Skybound stage (12:00-1:30pm*). Fans can participate in a cosplay contest for exclusive prizes (2:30-3:00pm*). Skybound CEO David Alpert will host a special session on giving fans the unique opportunity to own a part of Skybound (1:30-2:00pm*).

All Week
Throughout the show at the Skybound booth fans will be able to preview and play the following highly anticipated audio series and video and tabletop games:

  • Impact Winter: The Skybound booth will come complete with individual sound bays where fans can listen to Season 1 highlights and Season 2 previews of the best selling Audible original series. The second season of the epic post-apocalyptic drama from Audible, Skybound and Anonymous Content debuts exclusively on Audible on July 13.
  • WrestleQuest: an upcoming RPG adventure featuring a licensed roster of iconic wrestling legends scheduled for worldwide release on August 8. Players assume the role of a young wrestling hopeful, on their quest to become one of the all-time greats by powerbombing, slamming, and suplexing their way to the top. As our hero progresses through their quest, they’ll note homages to “Macho Man” Randy Savage, Booker T, Andre The Giant, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Diamond Dallas Page, Jeff Jarrett, and many more.
  • Invincible and The Walking Dead Dice Games: Play the two new card-and-dice games set to launch in Q4 2023 in time for Season 2 of the highly anticipated Invincible series on Amazon Prime. Both games are designed to be easy to learn and packed with iconic art from Skybound’s flagship comic universes, clever mechanics, and exciting push-your-luck gameplay.

Exclusive Merchandise including:

  • Bear Walker Skate Deck – $225
  • The Walking Dead Backpack – $64.99
  • Pinfinity The Walking Dead Blind Box Pins – $14.99
  • The Walking Dead Bloody Clementine “Clem” Hat – $24.99
  • Lucille Ballpoint Pen – $9.99
  • Pinfinity Invincible Pin Set – $39.99
  • Burger Mart Box with Invincible Slabs Comic Cover Trading Cards – $49.99
  • Mantic The Walking Dead Dice Game – $19.99
  • Mantic Invincible Dice Game – $19.99
  • Impact Winter Vinyl Soundtrack – $24.99
  • Trial by Trolley Core Deck – $24.99
  • Trial by Trolley Vacation Expansion – $17.99
  • Mr. Lovenstein Presents: No Context – $24.99

Exclusive Comics including:

  • Invincible #1 Greg Capullo Variant – $25.00 – available Wednesday only
  • Invincible #11 Tradd Moore Variant – $20.00 – available Thursday only
  • Invincible #19 Andy Kubert Variant – $20.00 – available Friday only
  • Invincible #2 Rose Besch Variant – $20.00 – available Saturday only
  • Invincible #2 Justine Florentino Variant – $20.00 – available Sunday only
  • Void Rivals #1 Daniel Warren Johnson Variant – $20.00
  • Transformers #1 Ashcan – $20.00
  • Creepshow Volume 2 #1 Ashcan – $10.00

*Note: All Skybound booth activity times are subject to change. All signings will be limited to three items per person. All items presented for signing are subject to review and denial by staff. No CGC, CBCS, or other witnessing/grading.

Follow Skybound on Twitter (@Skybound), YouTube (Skybound), Facebook (@SkyboundEntertainment), Instagram (@skyboundent), Discord (Skybound), Reddit (Skybound), and at https://www.skybound.com/sdcc-2023 for updates in real time from the convention floor.

SDCC 2023: DARK HORSE ANNOUNCES SIGNING AND
EVENT SCHEDULE FOR SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2023

SDCC 2023
BOOTH #2615

That’s right–Dark Horse is back at SDCC! Stop by the Dark Horse Comics booth #2615 at San Diego Comic-Con to meet some of your favorite creators and get some free swag, such as comics, pins, posters, and more! Let out your artistic side with our communal coloring wall featuring artwork from some of our coloring books, including Critical Role, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra, and The Witcher! Speaking of The Witcher, CD Projekt RED will be partnering with us this year at the booth and will join us for signings, panels, and more.

Below, find our full schedule of signings taking place at the Dark Horse Comics booth from Thursday-Sunday. Following that, find a complete list of our panels and programming around the convention. Details and guests may be added or subject to change.

DARK HORSE SDCC 2023 SIGNING SCHEDULE

All creators signing in our booth offer their autographs for FREE. FREE prints, comics, or posters are provided for most of our signings (while supplies last). Convention exclusives can be purchased at our booth, or bring your own items to be signed; however, we may limit the type or number of items to be signed as necessary. See details for each signing below.

Some signings require a wristband for entry, as noted on the schedule. Drawings for wristbands for these events will begin when the exhibit hall opens to the public the day before and day of each signing, and will end when all allotted wristbands have been given out. Come to the Dark Horse booth early for the wristband drawings and for the best chance to join these events.

Lines may also be closed for some signings due to crowding or time restrictions.

All events are subject to change. Some restrictions apply. Please see Dark Horse Comics staff at the booth if you have questions.

THURSDAY, JULY 20, 2023

11-11:45 am – HOTEL REM – Zack Keller
SONS OF ASHGARD: ILL MET IN ELMGARD – Chad Corrie

12-12:45 pm – ELFQUEST – Wendy and Richard Pini

1-1:45 pm – THE ODDLY PEDESTRIAN LIFE OF CHRISTOPHER CHAOS – James Tynion IV, Tate Brombal

2-2:45 pm – GROO – Mark Evanier, Carrie Strachan

3-3:45 pm – THE HOUSE – Phillip Sevy, Drew Zucker
KILLER QUEENS – David M. Booher
KEPLER – Phillip Sevy

4-4:45 pm – CREEPY – Dan Braun, Ben Braun

5-6:30 pm – MINOR THREATS – Patton Oswalt, Jordan Blum, Scott Hepburn
BLACK HAMMER – Jeff Lemire, Tate Brombal, Patton Oswalt

  • WRISTBAND REQUIRED
    • NO POSED PHOTOGRAPHY
    • LIMIT ONE FREE PRINT AND ANY MINOR THREATS COMICS/ART
    • OTHER RESTRICTIONS WILL APPLY–SEE STAFF FOR INFO

FRIDAY, JULY 21, 2023

11-11:45 am – USAGI YOJIMBO: Stan Sakai
12-1:30 pm – MINOR THREATS – Patton Oswalt, Jordan Blum, Scott Hepburn, Joëlle Jones, Nate Piekos

  • WRISTBAND REQUIRED
    • NO POSED PHOTOGRAPHY
    • LIMIT ONE FREE PRINT AND ANY MINOR THREATS COMICS/ART
    • OTHER RESTRICTIONS WILL APPLY–SEE STAFF FOR INFO

2-2:45 pm – THE GOON – Eric Powell

3-3:45 pm – JAMES CAMERON’S AVATAR – Sherri L. Smith, Corinna Bechko, Michael Heisler

4-4:45 pm – HELLBOY, KOSHCHEI IN HELL, YOUNG HELLBOY – Mike Mignola
YOUNG HELLBOY – Tom Sniegoski
KOSHCHEI IN HELL – Ben Stenbeck
HELLBOY WEB OF WYRD – Amanda Kruse

  • WRISTBAND REQUIRED
    • LIMIT FOUR ITEMS MAXIMUM PER PERSON (INCLUDING FREE PRINTS)
    • OTHER RESTRICTIONS WILL APPLY–SEE STAFF FOR INFO

5-5:45 pm – STRANGER THINGS AND DUNGEONS & DRAGONS – Jim Zub, Jody Houser, Nate Piekos

SATURDAY, JULY 22, 2023

11-11:45 am – STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC ADVENTURES; JAXXON ANNUAL; HYPERSPACE STORIES – Cecil Castellucci, Cavan Scott, Amanda Deibert, George Mann, Fico Ossio

12-12:45 pm – SURVIVAL STREET – James Asmus, Jim Festante
DEATH STRIKES: THE EMPEROR OF ATLANTIS – Dave Maass
HANS VOGEL IS DEAD – Sierra Barnes
BREAK OUT – Zack Kaplan

1-1:45 pm – ELFQUEST – Wendy and Richard Pini

2-2:45 pm – SHOOK! A BLACK HORROR ANTHOLOGY – Bradley Golden, Brandon Easton, John Jennings, Alverne Ball, Rodney Barnes

3-3:45 pm – TURTLE BREAD – Kim-Joy

  • WRISTBAND REQUIRED
    • PIN PURCHASE REQUIRED FOR POSED PHOTOGRAPHY
    • LIMIT ONE FREE PRINT, THREE ITEMS MAXIMUM PER PERSON
    • OTHER RESTRICTIONS WILL APPLY–SEE STAFF FOR INFO

4-4:45 pm – BARNSTORMERS – Scott Snyder, Tula Lotay

  • WRISTBAND REQUIRED
    • NO POSED PHOTOGRAPHY
    • LIMIT ONE FREE PRINT, THREE ITEMS MAXIMUM PER PERSON
    • OTHER RESTRICTIONS WILL APPLY–SEE STAFF FOR INFO

5-5:45 pm – THE WITCHER; CYBERPUNK 2077 – Bartosz Sztybor, Marcin Batylda, more to confirm

SUNDAY, JULY 23, 2023

11-11:45 am – COUNT CROWLEY – David Dastmalchian

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12-12:45 pm – KALI, BIRDKING – Daniel Freedman

1-1:45 pm – CARMILLA: THE FIRST VAMPIRE – Amy Chu

2-2:45 pm – ADORA AND THE DISTANCE – Marc Bernardin

3-3:45 pm – PLANETES – Makoto Yukimura

DARK HORSE SDCC 2023 PANEL SCHEDULE 

Please join us at the panels below, brought to you by Dark Horse Comics and friends! Please visit https://www.comic-con.org/cci/programming-schedule for more details and panels featuring Dark Horse creators, as well as guidelines for attending panels.

THURSDAY, JULY 20, 2023

12:30-1:30 PM; Neurodiversity and Comics
The creative community contains a neurodiverse population, but it can be a challenge to understand how to approach working in comics while managing ND. Panelists Christie Porter (The Color of Always), Blake Howard (Punchline), Connor Goldsmith (Cerebro Podcast), Jana Tropper (Animal Rescue Friends), and Konner Knudsen (editor, Dark Horse Comics) offer a frank and helpful conversation. Moderated by Phillip Sevy (X-Men Unlimited), as they discuss navigating a creative career with neurodivergence. Room: 10

3:15-4:15 PM;  Creating Superheroes and Not-so-Supervillains
Patton Oswalt (Minor Threats, Black Hammer: Visions), Jordan Blum (Minor Threats, Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K.), Scott Hepburn (Minor Threats), James Tynion IV (The Oddly Pedestrian Life of Christopher Chaos, Something is Killing the Children), Tate Brombal (The Oddly Pedestrian Life of Christopher Chaos, Barbalien: Red Planet), and Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer, Mazebook) discuss creating their own heroes, villains, and worlds in their creator-owned comics and more. Moderated by Ben Blacker (Thrilling Adventure Hour, DC’s Hex Wives). Room: 6DE

4:30-5:30 PM; ​​Direct Market 50th Anniversary Celebration
Mike Richardson (CEO of Dark Horse), Bill Schanes (Pacific Comics co-founder, longtime VP at Diamond Comic Distributors), and Bob Wayne (longtime DC SVP), and moderator Milton Griepp (co-founder of Capital City Distribution, ICv2 CEO) discuss the origins, growth, importance, and future of the comics Direct Market, the foundation of geek culture. Room: 29DE

5:00-6:00 PM;  Manga Publishing Industry Roundtable
One of the big surprises of 2020-2022 was the astronomical growth of manga sales. Although sales are leveling off, manga’s sales strength in North America appears here to stay. Get a taste of what’s hot, what’s not, and what’s next from the perspective of top publishing pros, including Kevin Hamric (vice president, marketing sales, VIZ Media), Ben Applegate (director, publisher services, Penguin Random House), Bobbi Chase (executive editor, WEBTOON Unscrolled), Ed Chavez (publisher, Denpa Books), Kae Winters (marketing lead, TOKYOPOP), Erik Ko (director, Udon Entertainment), Michael Gombos (director, international publishing and licensing, Dark Horse Comics), Beth Kawasaki (executive director, content and marketing, Media-Do International), Jamie Kim (business development lead, Manta), and Matt Haasch (publisher, Starfruit Books). Moderated by Deb Aoki (Publishers Weekly, Mangasplaining). Room: 29AB

7:00-8:00 PM; Digital Comics–Digital Creation, Distribution, and Marketing
Speakers discuss innovative tech tools to create, distribute, and market digital comics for self, indie, and big publishers. Speakers will discuss cutting-edge favorite tools—including digital drawing tablets, programs, apps, and more—to write, draw, animate, and layout digital comics. Experts will then discuss best practices for digital publishing and distribution, as well as marketing and social media, to engage online communities. Featuring B.Earl (Marvel: Spider-Man, Daredevil, and Echo), Jeremy Adams (writer, Green Lantern, Flash, Flashpoint Beyond), Cara O’Neil (Dark Horse), and Akhsar Kharebov (Intera), with moderator Kevin Winston (Digital LA). Room: 9

FRIDAY, JULY 21, 2023

4:00PM – 5:00 PM;  The Witcher and Cyberpunk 2077: Expanding Worlds
The worlds of The Witcher and Cyberpunk 2077 are rich in untold stories — from collectibles and cookbooks to comic books and more. Join CD PROJEKT RED’s Bartosz Sztybor (comic book and animation narrative director), Marcin Batylda (franchise and lore designer), and Nick McWhorter (global licensing director) for a look into the current and upcoming comic books and media set in these two genre-spanning universes — as well as some other surprises. Moderated by Cara O’Neil (VP of marketing, Dark Horse Comics). Room: 4

4:30-5:30 PM;  Found in Translation: Acquiring Comics from Around the World
There is gorgeous art being created all over the world—how do you find it? What are the ins and outs of foreign rights acquisition? And what are translation best practices? Leading comics industry professionals Conrad Groth (Fantagraphics), Tom Devlin (creative director at Drawn & Quarterly), Michele Foschini (BAO Publishing), Michael Gombos (senior director of licensed publications, Dark Horse), Charlotte Greenbaum (Abrams Books), and Olivier Jalabert (senior editor at Dupuis) answer these questions with moderator Amber Garza (Full Bleed Rights, LLC). Room: 26AB

SATURDAY, JULY 22, 2023

10:00-11:00 AM;  Usagi Yojimbo and Friends
Spotlight on Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo, Chibi Usagi) and his new Dogu Publishing imprint with Dark Horse Comics, featuring new Usagi Yojimbo comics, new titles with up-and-coming creators, and what’s next for Stan and the team at Dogu! Room: 23ABC

12:30-1:30 PM;  Water, Earth, Fire, Air–Continuing the Avatar Legacy
Abrams Books, Dark Horse Comics, Nickelodeon, and Magpie Games are thrilled to treat fans to a panel worthy of the Avatar! Creators and writers of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, including F.C. Yee (Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Legacy of Yangchen), and more special guests go on an exploration of the beloved world. Moderated by Cara O’Neil (VP of marketing, Dark Horse Comics). Room: 24ABC

2:30-3:30 PM;  Hellboy: From Comics to Games
Comics creators Mike Mignola (Hellboy, B.P.R.D.), Ben Stenbeck (Koshchei in Hell, Frankenstein: New World), and Tom Sniegoski (Young Hellboy) join members of the team working on the upcoming video game, Hellboy Web of Wyrd, including Amanda Kruse (EP of Hellboy Web of Wyrd, head of publishing at Good Shepherd Games) and more special guests to discuss the ever-expanding world of Mignola’s beloved creation, Hellboy. Room: 5AB

3:00-4:00 PM;  The New Comics Career: How to Create Comics Without Gatekeepers
Until recently, there were a few gatekeepers who decided what got published and who got published. That’s all been blown up. While those industry giants still exist, there are far more ways to make your comics a reality than there ever have been before. But there’s more involved than just making a comic—there’s building an audience and a career. Andy Schmidt (CEX), Gamal Hennessy (The Business of Freelance Comic Book Publishing), Phillip Sevy (X-Men Unlimited), Kit Caoagas (Devil’s Due), and David Marshall (EIC at Dark Horse) show how to build your stories and your audience so that you won’t need the gatekeepers to tell your stories. Real advice, real talk, about making your own way and making it your way. Room: 11

3:30-4:30 PM;  Dave McKean: From DC to AI
Take a look back at Dave McKean‘s 36-year career in comics, books, films, theatre, music, and other creative stuff, collected together in a massive retrospective book from Dark Horse, due out in November. It covers everything from Arkham Asylum, Sandman, and Mirrormask to The Magic of Reality, Bradbury, Blumenthal, Bruford, Rolling Stones, and Harry Potter. Plus: a final terrifying glimpse into the black hole that is artificial intelligence and Dave’s recent comic book essay “Prompt: Conversations with AI.”  Room: 5AB

4:15-5:15 PM;  From the Dark Knight to Count Crowley: David Dastmalchian’s Journey from Comic Book Movie Actor to Comic Book Creator
From his haunting debut in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight to appearances in Marvel’s Ant-Man franchise to his beloved portrayal of Polka-Dot Man in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad and to the pages of his acclaimed Dark Horse Comics series Count Crowley, David Dastmalchian’s career has been touched by the medium of comics at nearly every page turn. An avid comic book reader since childhood, David wouldn’t have it any other way. Join David as he leads the room on a journey from comic book reader, to adapted comic book film, tv star, and voice actor, to comic book creator and writer. Room: 6DE

SUNDAY, JULY 23, 2023

10:30-11:30 AM;  Tabletop Gaming x Comics
Gather your party! Jody Houser (Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins, Stranger Things and Dungeons & Dragons), Cecil Castellucci (Critical Role: The Mighty Nein Origins—Yasha Nydoorin, Star Wars: Hyperspace Stories), Brian Schirmer (Quests Aside, Fairlady), Spencer Cushing (editor, Dark Horse Comics), and more special guests discuss roleplaying games, comics, and what it’s like adapting these stories from one medium to another! Moderated by Cara O’Neil, Dark Horse Comics VP of marketing. Room: 23ABC

12:30-2:00 PM;  Horror Comics 
Calling all Horror Hounds! Join David Dastmalchian (Count Crowley, The Suicide Squad), Leah Kilpatrick (Headless Horseman Halloween Annual), Ben Stenbeck (Koshchei the Deathless, Baltimore: The Plague Ships), Scott Snyder (We Have Demons, Night of the Ghoul, Book of Evil), Rodney Barnes (SHOOK! A Black Horror Anthology, Killadelphia), LySandra Vuong (Covenant) and newcomer Jimmy Stamp (The Beekeeper’s Due) as they talk about creating horror comics that keep readers up at night. Moderated by Jonathan James, Daily Dead. Room: 6DE

IDW REVEALS PACKED SIGNING & PANEL
SCHEDULE FOR SDCC 2023

In addition to a plethora of phenomenal exclusive variant covers and signed editions at IDW’s booth (#2729), there will also be over a dozen signings featuring brilliant comic creators from gripping original IDW stories, TMNT, Star Trek, and more! Plus, IDW will proudly present five must-attend panels for fans, featuring big announcements, first looks at art, and much more.

PANELS

THURSDAY, JULY 20

Star Trek: Going Bigger and More Boldly Than Ever Before!
12:00pm-1:00pm, Room 28DE
Day of Blood is upon us! Never before has Star Trek been bigger (or bloodier). Join IDW Group Editor Heather Antos and Chris Cantwell, Collin Kelly, and Jackson Lanzing, the writers of the first-ever Star Trek comics event as they give an inside look into this bold crossover. Plus, Marc Guggenheim, Sam Maggs, Malachi Ward, Chirs Sequiera, and Liana Kangas share all the exciting things happening across IDW’s Eisner-nominated line of Star Trek comics.

FRIDAY, JULY 21

IDW Publishing: 2023 and Beyond!
1:30pm-2:30pm, Room 10
Join IDW Publishing’s Co-Publishers Mark Doyle and Tara McCrillis along with EIC Jamie S. Rich and Top Shelf’s Chris Staros, as they discuss the exciting new direction of IDW’s future. From fan-favorite series like TMNT, Star Trek, Sonic the Hedgehog, Godzilla, and My Little Ponies, to Top Shelf gems like Cosmoknights, to IDW Originals like Scott Snyder’s Dark Spaces–IDW has something for everyone! Don’t miss this chance to hear about the amazing work being done by talents like Snyder, Hannah Templer, Jeremy Lambert, Sam Maggs, Frank Tieri, Scott Bryan Wilson, Che Grayson, and moreI. The future is bright at IDW Publishing, so come join the excitement!

 

SATURDAY, JULY 22

TMNT: The Next Evolution of Turtlemania
11:00am-12:00pm, Room 23ABC

From the unstoppable ongoing series to the new frontier of The Last Ronin to nostalgia-packed stories of Saturday Morning Adventures to epic crossovers like TMNT x Stranger Things, Turtlemania is in full force and isn’t slowing down. Join IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles team as Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman, Mateus Santolouco, Erik Burnham, Ben Bishop, and Senior Editor Charles Beacham take the stage to discuss what’s next for everyone’s favorite heroes in a half-shell. Serious shellheads won’t want to miss this panel that’s guaranteed to serve heaping helping of shell shock!

The One and only IDW Artist’s Edition Panel!
2:00pm-3:00pm, Room 4

For those who love dramatic inks and original pages, IDW has the perfect addition for your shelf. IDW’s Artist’s and Artisan Editions collect some of the most iconic runs by popular artists including Mike Mignola, Todd McFarlane, and Jim Lee, among so many more legendary names. These editions preserve the unique nuances of the original art via detailed scans–effectively putting you in the studio with your favorite illustrator. Join Scott Dunbier, the man responsible for these incredible editions, as he discusses his future plans for this remarkable line of books with moderator Kristen Simon.

SUNDAY, JULY 22

Sonic The Hedgehog: Speeding to the 900th Adventure!
10:00am-11:00am, Room 25 ABC

Gotta go fast to the IDW Sonic the Hedgehog panel at San Diego Comic-Con! Join the creative team – including Sonic editor David Mariotte and writer Evan Stanley – as they celebrate the upcoming 900th adventure of the Blue Blur with super fun stories that will leave fans spinning. Get ready to race into action with exciting sneak peeks and announcements that will make this panel one for the history books. 

BOOTH SIGNINGS

THURSDAY, JULY 20

 

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: HONOR AMONG THIEVES
10:30am-11:30am
Ellen Boener, Jeremy Lambert, Casey Gilly

TMNT 
12:00pm-1:00pm
Erik Burnham, Fero Pe, Ben Bishop

STAR TREK
1:30pm-2:30pm
Christopher Cantwell, Marc Guggenheim, Sam Maggs, Malachi Ward

GODZILLA
3:00pm-4:00pm
Frank Tieri

FRIDAY, JULY 21

DARK SPACES: GOOD DEEDS
11:00am-12:00pm
Che Grayson

STAR TREK: DAY OF BLOOD
12:30pm-1:30pm
Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing, Christopher Cantwell

IDW ORIGINALS
3:30pm-4:00pm
Rich Douek, Cavan Scott, Scott Bryan Wilson

THE SECOND FAKE DEATH OF EDDIE CAMPBELL & THE FATE OF THE ARTIST
4:30pm-5:30pm
Eddie Campbell

SATURDAY, JULY 22

COSMOKNIGHTS
10:30am-11:30am
Hannah Templer

TMNT: THE LAST RONIN
12:30pm-2:00pm
Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Ben Bishop, the Escorza brothers

Note: This TMNT signing will be a ticketed signing event. Follow IDW social for details.

DARK SPACES
2:45pm-3:45pm
Scott Snyder, Che GraysonTHE SECOND FAKE DEATH OF EDDIE CAMPBELL & THE FATE OF THE ARTIST
4:15pm-5:15pm
Eddie Campbell

SUNDAY, JULY 23


SONIC THE HEDGEHOG
11:30am-12:30pm
Evan Stanley, Adam Bryce Thomas, Mike Cisneros, Min Ho Kim

MY LITTLE PONY: 40th ANNIVERSARY
1:00pm-2:00pm
Amy Mebberson, Jenna Ayoub

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: SATURDAY MORNING ADVENTURES
3:00-4:00pm
Sam Maggs, David Booher

Come celebrate comics with IDW at Comic-Con International booth #2729 this year.

TITAN ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES SAN DIEGO COMIC CON EXCLUSIVES

Titan Entertainment are thrilled to announce their exclusives for San Diego Comic Con 2023, all of which will be available exclusively at Titan Entertainment’s Booth #5537 (first come first served, while stocks last) from Wednesday July 19th to Sunday July 23rd!

Feeding Hannibal: The Connoisseur ’s Cookbook – 10th Anniversary Edition
With Comic Con exclusive dust jacket, limited edition ‘ eat the rude’ enamel pin and exclusive downloadable recipes, signed by Bryan Fuller and food stylist Janice Poon! His cookbook, first published in 2016, is a collection of easy-to-follow recipes inspired by the show and created by its food stylist, Janice Poon.

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan: The Making of the Classic Film
With an exclusive limited edition SS Botany Bay Keyring, a wonderful tribute to the chilling scene where Chekov realizes they have discovered Khan’s ship! The book is an in-depth look at the making of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, featuring rare and previously unseen production art and new and exclusive interviews!

Star Trek II: The Art of Neville Page
With exclusive collectable art print (signed copies of the print will be available at our booth). Showcasing his entire Star Trek career to date, this visually stunning retrospective celebrates the inventiveness of Neville Page’s designs.

Conan The Barbarian: The Official Story of the Film
This deluxe coffee table art book includes an exclusive limited edition enamel pin. This official retrospective hardback book tells the story of the making of Conan The Barbarian, including interviews with cast and crew and featuring behind-the-scenes photography from the shoot.

H.R. Giger: Debbie Harry: Metamorphosis
With a limited edition bookplate signed by Debbie Harry and Chris Stein. This is a beautiful coffee table art book chronicling the extraordinary collaboration between Debbie Harry and H.R. Giger for Harry’s 1981 solo album KooKoo.

The Art and Making of The Boys
Signed by the cast, one autograph per book and it’s a lucky dip for whose autograph you will receive! This is the definitive guide to the making of the Prime Video smash hit The Boys, featuring exclusive insights into the origins, themes and production of the show from the cast and crew.

Shudder ’s Creepshow: From Script to Scream
Signed by concept artist GreG Nicotero (Shudder’s Creepshow, The Walking Dead). This is the official behind-the-scenes book featuring the spine-tingling stories and tantalizing talent behind The Creepshow series.

Scorn the Art of the Game
With special limited edition exclusive print, only available at Comic Con! This is the official art book for the first-person horror adventure game Scorn, inspired by H.R. Giger and Zdzisław Beksiński, to be released on Xbox series X/S, Microsoft Windows, Steam, and Windows Store.

Doctor Who: Thirteen Piece TARDIS Enamel Pin Collection
Titan Booth #5537 at SDCC 2023 is the only opportunity for US Doctor Who fans to buy this EXCLUSIVE Thirteen Piece TARDIS Enamel Pin Collection. Please note: this beautiful, one-of-a-kind TARDIS collection will be available from Titan Booth #5537 from Preview Night (Wednesday July 19 ). Numbers are EXTREMELY LIMITED. First come, first served.

Doctor Who: Fourteenth Doctor 3”
Kawaii TITAN Vinyl Figure
Classic TITAN Vinyl Figure
David Tennant’s upcoming Fourteenth Doctor arrives in San Diego as a pair of separately-packaged, separately- available EXCLUSIVE 3” TIT ANS Vinyl Figures. Both releases (3” Kawaii Fourteenth Doctor and 3” Classic Fourteenth Doctor) are available from Titan Booth #5537.

My Hero Academia: Dabi 3” Glow-In-The-Dark Kawaii TITAN Vinyl Figure
My Hero Academia TITANS Viny Figures return to Titan Booth #5537 as a pair of separately-packaged, separately- available San Diego EXCLUSIVE 3” Kawaii TITANS Vinyl Figures. Both releases ( Dabi and Shigaraki) feature Glow-In-The-Dark effects and are available from Titan Booth #5537.

My Hero Academia: Shigaraki 3” Glow-In-The-Dark Kawaii TITAN Vinyl Figure
My Hero Academia TITANS Viny Figures return to Titan Booth #5537 as a pair of separately-packaged, separately- available San Diego EXCLUSIVE 3” Kawaii TITANS Vinyl Figures. Both releases ( Dabi and Shigaraki) feature Glow-In-The-Dark effects and are available from Titan Booth #5537.

Mother Nature Graphic Novel (Show Debut)
by Jamie Lee Curtis, with Russell Goldman and artist Karl Stevens
Eco-horror graphic novel, set in New Mexico, and adapted from Jamie’s script for the forthcoming Comet Pictures/Blumhouse film. Graphic novel debuts at SDCC!

Conan The Barbarian #1
SDCC Exclusive Foil Artgerm
Conan The Barbarian #1
SDCC Exclusive Colleen Doran
Robert E. Howard’s legendary Conan is back in a new tale of bravery and heroism! New ongoing series from Heroic Signatures and Titan Comics. Issue #1 debuts at SDCC with 2 variant covers!

Blade Runner 2039 comic #5
SDCC Exclusive Foil Lesley Leirix Li
A new arc begins as Blade Runner 2039 goes to San Francisco! Reunited, Ash and Cleo take to the road in search of Cleo’s missing mother. Will they survive the treacherous I-5 Highway, and can they escape the lingering threat of Niander Wallace’s ‘First Angel’, Luv?

Dead By Daylight comic #1
SDCC Exclusive Jae Lee Virgin
Behaviour Interactive ’s global phenomenon horror game comes to comics! Written by Harvey Award-winner Nadia Shammas (Ms. Marvel) and illustrated by Dillon Snook (The Bluefall). When the rebellious Frank crashes into the lives of Julie, Joey, and Susie, together they’ll unleash bloody chaos onto the sleepy, dead-end town of Ormond. Witness the terrifying origins of The Legion!

Heat Seeker: A Gun Honey Series #1
SDCC Exclusive Bill Sienkiewicz B&W  Virgin
Award-winning writer and co-founder of Hard Case Crime, Charles Ardai, returns to the Gun Honey universe in this action-packed spin-off featuring the sultry and explosive artwork of Ace Continuado!

Robotech: Rick Hunter #1
SDCC Exclusive Inhyuk Lee Copic
Robotech launches into an epic new series! After the devastating events of the Macross saga, Rick Hunter must face an all new threat, along with the ghosts of his past… Issue #1 debuts at SDCC!

Scarlett Couture: The Munich File #1
SDCC Exclusive Dan Panosian/Des Taylor Copic Flip Cover (Comes with Custom Folder and Photograph of Scarlett Couture Cosplay Model)
Acclaimed animation-style spy comic from celebrated DC cover artist Des Taylor, returns! Agent Scarlett Carver and her team embark on a thrilling game of cat and mouse as they’re thrown into the high stakes world of technological espionage.

BOOM! Studios Announces San Diego Comic-Con 2023
Signing and Panel Schedule

BOOM! Studios announced their signing and panel schedule at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2023 (Booth #2229) from July 19-23rd at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA.

The publisher, home to award-winning imprints BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia, will host an array of panels throughout the convention, featuring exciting guests including the critically acclaimed artist and co-creator of the Eisner Award-nominated A Vicious Circle, Lee Bermejo, co-creators of the Eisner Award-winning Something is Killing the Children, James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera, House of Slaughter writer Tate Brombal, fan favorite artist Liana Kangas, Power RangersMelissa Flores and Meghan Camarena, renowned cover artist Jenny Frison, and the award-winning team behind Sirens of the City, Joanne Starer and Khary Randolph.

For fans and readers in attendance, BOOM! Studios will also present exciting opportunities to meet their favorite comics creators at the BOOM! Studios booth, with FREE exclusive prints and comics for purchase, while supplies last, available at signings throughout the week.

Thursday, July 20th

12:00pm-12:45pm Signing: Jenny Frison (Alice Never After, Sirens of the City)

1:00pm-1:45pm Signing: Lee Bermejo (A Vicious Circle)

2:00pm-3:00pm Panel: It’s Morphin Time with BOOM! Studios; Room 25ABC: 
BOOM! Studios and Hasbro celebrate 30 years of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers storytelling in comics! Join Melissa Flores (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Meghan Camarena (Power Rangers HyperForce), and series editors Allyson Gronowitz and Dafna Pleban for a roundtable discussion on the history of the series, an exciting look at what’s next, and some special surprises!

3:00pm-3:45pm Signing: Werther Dell’Edera (Something is Killing the Children)

 

Friday, July 21st

12:00pm-12:45pm Signing: Jenny Frison (Alice Never After, Sirens of the City)

1:00pm-1:45pm Signing: Jae Lee (BRZRKR: Poetry of Madness)

1:30pm-2:30pm Panel: SlaughterVerse: The World of Something is Killing the Children; Room 5AB:
Something is Killing the Children and House of Slaughter co-creators, James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera, along with House of Slaughter writer Tate Brombal and Eric Harburn (Executive Editor, BOOM! Studios) sit down with Monstrum host and creator,  , to discuss monsters and the order of people who hunt them. Welcome to the Slaughterverse.

2:00pm-2:45pm Signing: Lee Bermejo (A Vicious Circle)

3:00pm-3:45pm Signing: Power Rangers Cast Members

4:00pm-4:45pm Signing: Something is Killing the Children w/ Werther Dell’Edera, Tate Brombal, and Andrew K. Currey (Something is Killing the Children, House of Slaughter)

5:00pm-5:45pm Signing: Joanne Starer and Khary Randolph (Sirens of the City)

Saturday, July 22nd

11:15am-12:15pm Panel: BOOM! Studios: Discover Yours; Room 6DE: 
Discover your new comic book obsession! Join some of the most acclaimed and exciting creators in comics as Lee Bermejo (A Vicious Circle), Joanne Starer and Khary Randolph (Sirens of the City), iconic cover artist Jenny Frison, and Matt Gagnon (Editor-in-Chief, BOOM! Studios) give you an in-depth look at their creative process, and an exciting preview of what’s to come. Moderated by Filip Sablik (President, Publishing & Marketing, BOOM! Studios).

12:00pm-12:45pm Signing: Melissa Flores and Meghan Camarena (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Power Rangers Unlimited: Hyperforce

1:00pm-1:45pm Signing: Jenny Frison (Alice Never After, Sirens of the City)

2:00pm-2:45pm Signing: Jae Lee (BRZRKR: Poetry of Madness)

3:00pm-3:45pm Signing: Werther Dell’Edera (Something is Killing the Children)

4:00pm-4:45pm Signing: Lee Bermejo (A Vicious Circle)

5:00pm-5:45pm Signing: Jenny Frison (Alice Never After, Sirens of the City)

Sunday, July 23rd

12:00pm- 12:45pm Signing: Joanne Starer and Khary Randolph (Sirens of the City)

1:00pm- 1:45pm Signing: Jonboy Meyers (Something is Killing the Children)

1:00pm-2:00pm Panel: All-Star Comic Book Artists; Room 25ABC:
BOOM! Studios prides itself on cultivating and showcasing the industry’s up-and-coming talent, along with long-standing industry titans. Please join Lee Bermejo (A Vicious Circle), Werther Dell’Edera (Something is Killing the Children), Khary Randolph (Sirens of the City), Liana Kangas (Know Your Station), and Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon in a round table discussion about the creative process, moderated by BOOM! Studios Acquisitions Editor, Jon Moisan.

2:30pm- 3:30pm Signing: Lee Bermejo (A Vicious Circle)

For continuing news on Comic-Con International: San Diego 2023 and more from
BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.

Adult Swim and Cartoon Network Bring the Best in Animation
to San Diego Comic-Con July 19-23

Panels Will Highlight Fan-Favorite Series “Rick and Morty,” “My Adventures with Superman,” “Tiny Toons Looniversity”
and “Teenage Euthanasia,” Along with New Films Based on “The Venture Bros.” and “Metalocalypse”

Adult Swim and Cartoon Network announced today a must-see San Diego Comic-Con lineup featuring top animated series. With a schedule that encompasses both kids’ and family entertainment and adult comedy, this year’s schedule will include panels for the Emmy-winning global phenomenon “Rick and Morty,” new action-packed series “My Adventures with Superman,” the latest season of the adult animated comedy “Teenage Euthanasia,” as well as Cartoon Networks’ upcoming new show “Tiny Toons Looniversity.” Plus, Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment will also highlight the forthcoming releases of the highly anticipated animated films based on two of Adult Swim’s most beloved series: “The Venture Bros.: Radiant is the Blood of the Baboon Heart” and “Metalocalypse: Army of the Doomstar.”

Delving into each series, panels will bring exclusive first looks, behind-the-scenes insights, and interactive fun. Join the zany cast and crew of Cartoon Network’s “Tiny Toons Looniversity” for an exclusive screening and Q&A before flying to Metropolis for a behind-the-scenes look at Adult Swim’s newest series, “My Adventures with Superman.” Panels continue throughout the day with a look at season two of “Teenage Euthanasia,” the epic return of Dethklok in a “Metalocalypse: The Army of the Doomstar” preview panel, culminating in a 10th-anniversary celebration and season seven sneak peek of Adult Swim’s wildly popular series, “Rick and Morty.”

Additional Adult Swim and Cartoon Network events during San Diego Comic-Con include the Adult Swim Festival on the Green in San Diego and signings at the DC booth with the cast of “My Adventures with Superman.”

Thursday, July 20

“The Venture Bros.: Radiant is the Blood of the Baboon Heart”
8:30 p.m., Room 6BCF
Be among the first fans to experience the all-new original animated movie “The Venture Bros.: Radiant is the Blood of the Baboon Heart” with the world premiere screening! Afterwards, join filmmakers and cast for a panel discussion and audience Q&A. “The Venture Bros.: Radiant is the Blood of the Baboon Heart” will be available to own on Digital starting July 21 and on Blu-rayTM on July 25, 2023.

Friday, July 21

“Tiny Toons Looniversity”
10:00 a.m., Indigo Ballroom
Congratulations, you’ve been accepted into ACME Looniversity! Join our esteemed panel of “Tiny Toons Looniversity” academics (aka cast and crew) as they take you on a “campus tour” of Cartoon Network’s newest entry into the Looniverse. Classes begin this fall, but panel attendees will be treated to a screening of the premiere episode! “Tiny Toons Looniversity” is produced by Amblin Television in association with Warner Bros. Animation.

“My Adventures with Superman”
11:00 a.m., Indigo Ballroom
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Superman like you’ve never seen him before! Watch a new episode of Adult Swim’s newest comedy adventure and join the heroic cast and crew of “My Adventures with Superman” as they discuss familiar friends and foes, plus what else we will see in season one and beyond. “My Adventures with Superman” is produced by Warner Bros. Animation.

“Teenage Euthanasia”
12:00 p.m., Indigo Ballroom
Trophy might be dead, and stuck in Florida, but join the very much alive cast and crew in sunny San Diego as they look back at the apocalyptic near-future and share an exclusive look at the new season. “Teenage Euthanasia” season two premieres Wednesday, July 26 at Midnight on Adult Swim, next day on Max.

“Metalocalypse: The Army of the Doomstar”
1:00 p.m., Indigo Ballroom
Can the Metalocalypse be stopped? Join series co-creator Brendan Small and guests as they talk all things “Metalocalypse,” reveal footage from the forthcoming film, and discuss the forthcoming album “Dethalbum IV.” “Metalocalypse: Army of the Doomstar” will be available to own on Digital and Blu-rayTM starting August 22, 2023.

“Rick and Morty: 10th Anniversary”
2:00 p.m., Indigo Ballroom
It hasn’t been 100 years QUITE yet but join the cast and crew as they celebrate ten years of “Rick and Morty” adventures and family shenanigans! Plus, get a sneak peek at the upcoming seventh season!!

Shout! Studios Returns to San Diego for Comic-Con 2023

Shout! Studios is thrilled to announce its return to the convention center this summer for San Diego Comic-Con 2023! Showcasing fan favorites and the best of pop culture, this year’s highlights include ALF, a photo opportunity and giveaways in celebration of the studio’s new partnership with Aardman Animations, Shout! TV’s Always a Sword: A Sword & Sorcery Adventure marathon, SDCC exclusive giveaways, and more! Visit the Shout! Studios booth at #4118 to check out this year’s activities.

This year, Shout! will be giving away a number of exclusive items at its booth. Everyone’s favorite alien is back—in milk cap form—with the SDCC exclusive ALF Milk Cap toy, promoting the series’ latest home on Shout! TV. Fans of animation classics from Aardman Animations won’t want to miss Shaun the Sheep headbands or the Wallace & Gromit: The Wrong Trousers photo opportunity commemorating the 30th anniversary of beloved film. Role-playing game enthusiasts can pick up a custom SDCC exclusive Shout! Studios 20-sided die to run their own sword and sorcery adventures, and fans of the cult TV series Farscape can pick up a commemorative button pack.

Can’t make it to San Diego for the convention this year? Tune into Shout! TV for an exciting lineup of magic spells and epic encounters with Always a Sword: A Sword & Sorcery Adventure. Shout! TV remixes their fan-favorite 2019 celebrity role-playing dungeons and dragons game night special by re-cutting and re-imagining it into an epic episodic series. The quest begins the first night of Comic-Con international, July 19th, at 8pm ET / 5pm PT only on Shout! TV ! Shout TV is available on a variety of platforms, live and on-demand, via both free and subscription without ads options.

Shout! Studios will be selling a variety of its Blu-ray, Steelbook and box set releases at this year’s convention, from the most popular new releases to cult favorites you may have missed! This year, the studio is also selling enamel pin sets from a variety of its most popular collector’s editions, available for the first time for stand-alone purchase.

Shout! Studios Booth (#4118) Comic-Con Exclusives

  • Army Of Darkness [Collector’s Edition] 4K UHD
  • BELLE Limited Edition Steelbook 
  • The Burning [Collector’s Edition]
  • Coraline [Limited Edition Steelbook]
  • Creepshow: Collector’s Edition + poster
  • Ferngully: The Last Rainforest [30th Anniversary Edition]
  • Howl’s Moving Castle [Limited Edition Steelbook]
  • The Jackie Chan Collection, Vol. 2 (1983 – 1993)
  • The Magic Flute BD/DVD combo
  • Motel Hell [Collector’s Edition] + Exclusive Poster
  • My Neighbor Totoro [Limited Edition Steelbook]
  • Ponyo [Limited Edition Steelbook]
  • A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
  • Spirited Away [Limited Edition Steelbook]
  • Weathering With You [Limited Edition Steelbook] 
  • Army Of Darkness Enamel Pins
  • Black Christmas Enamel Pins
  • Bubba Ho-Tep Enamel Pins
  • Carrie Enamel Pins
  • Chucky Enamel Pins
  • Escape From New York Enamel Pins
  • The Fog Enamel Pins
  • Happy Death Day Enamel Pins
  • Piranha Enamel Pins
  • Red Dawn Enamel Pins
  • Return Of The Living Dead Enamel Pins
  • They Live Enamel Pins

 For continuing updates on Shout! Studios’ Comic-Con activities and news, please
visit ShoutStudios.com and follow us on social @Shout_Studios.        

Celebrate 50 Years of Red Sonja With San Diego Comic Con Panel!
Movie Teaser Trailer Debut, New Comic Series, Novels, Top Creators & More!

Dynamite announces an exciting panel for this year’s San Diego Comic Con, as creators and fans celebrate 50 fantastic years of Red Sonja! In addition to a retrospective discussion on the character’s legacy and past, her future will be looked to with new comics, novels, as well as an exclusive teaser trailer debut for her upcoming blockbuster Millennium Media film starring Matilda Lutz!

The panel will be held on Friday, July 21 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM local San Diego time in room 5AB.

Red Sonja, LLC president, executive editor, and a producer of the coming film Luke Lieberman will serve as panel moderator, joined by franchise contributors Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner, Amy Chu, Dan Panosian, producer Mark Canton, and other guests.

The beloved She-Devil With a Sword’s story began in comics in 1973, and now 50 years later she remains the greatest sword-and-sorcery female heroine of them all! She’s hacked and slashed her way into the hearts of fantasy and comics fans all around the world. An incredible range of writers and artists have taken on her stories in her native comics medium, including the likes of Roy Thomas, Frank Thorne, Gail Simone, Mirka Andolfo, Mike Carey, Michael Avon Oeming, Jim Zub, Louise Simonson, Mark Russell, Alex Ross, Mel Rubi, and countless more.

With the first issue launching right in sync with San Diego Comic Con, fans will get to dive right into her latest epic series celebrating the anniversary by Torunn Grønbekk (Thor, Realm of X) and fan-favorite franchise artist Walter Geovani. How this series came together and teases for what comes next will be discussed on the panel. As well as a surprise additional comic series by a top creator!

Attendees of the panel will be the first to see a teaser trailer of the upcoming highly anticipated Millennium Media (Expend4bles) film starring Matilda Lutz (Revenge, Rings, Medici) as the fearsome warrior, Wallis Day (Sex/Life, Batwoman) as Annisia, and Robert Sheehan (The Umbrella Academy, Misfits) as Draygan with M.J. Bassett (Solomon Kane) directing and a script written by Tasha Huo (Netflix’s Tomb Raider).

The audience will also get the opportunity to watch a fun tribute video from some of the biggest creators associated with the character.

Key details from the panel will be shared widely with fans following the event.

 

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