This year not only marks Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC)’s 50th year, but also Marvel Comics‘ 80th anniversary. So it’s no surprise that Marvel Entertainment has unveiled a packed schedule for this year’s con, including multiple Hall H appearances.
It is surprising (and perhaps disappointing), not to see anything from the Marvel Cinematic Universe included in the lineup. Instead, it seems Marvel plans to focus on its comic books, games, and TV slate — Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. — for its panels and signings.
For those unable to attend the con, Marvel will host breaking news and live stream coverage throughout SDCC on its website and social media platforms. Check out Marvel’s full schedule below!
THURSDAY, JULY 18
Marvel Games Panel, 1:30 p.m., Hall H
Attendees will see new content from Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, Marvel’s Iron Man VR, and Marvel’s Avengers, with many unannounced surprises and panel exclusives. Hosted by Greg Miller (KindaFunny.com) will speak with Bill Rosemann (VP and creative director at Marvel Games) and other special guests from the Marvel Games family.
Marvel Television: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., 3:30-4:30 p.m., Hall H
The cast and producers of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will return to SDCC for the show’s first Hall H appearance. The panel will feature cast members Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, Elizabeth Henstridge, Iain De Caestecker, Henry Simmons, Natalia Cordova-Buckley, and Jeff Ward, along with executive producers Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon, Jeff Bell, and Jeph Loeb.
FRIDAY, JULY 19
Marvel Comics No. 1,000 Revealed: A This Week in Marvel Special Event, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Room 5AB
Marvel’s flagship podcast comes to SDCC, featuring secrets, giveaways, reveals, news, guests, and more. The panel will feature Ryan Penagos (vice president and creative executive at Marvel), CB Cebulski (Marvel Comics editor-in-chief), and an array of Marvel creators as they dig into Marvel Comics No. 1,000, one of the biggest Marvel Comics projects ever assembled, and celebrate Marvel’s 80th Anniversary.
Marvel Comics: Spider-Man, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Room 5AB
Executive Editor Nick Lowe; Assistant Editor Kathleen Wisneski; and writers Nick Spencer (Amazing Spider-Man), Seanan McGuire (Ghost-Spider), and Frank Tieri (Absolute Carnage vs. Deadpool, Absolute Carnage: Lethal Protectors) will discuss what’s on the horizon for all of your wall-crawling favorites. There will also be an exclusive giveaway variant comic of Spider-Man: City at War No. 5!
Marvel Animation Celebrates Marvel’s 80th Anniversary, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Room 6A
Join Cort Lane (SVP of animation and family entertainment); Kalia Ramirez (director of family entertainment – development & partnerships); writers Mark Hoffmeier (Spider-Man: The Animated Series) and Marty Isenberg (X-Men: The Animated Series); and voice actors Josh Keaton (Spectacular Spider-Man, Marvel’s Avengers Assemble) and Jennifer Hale (Wolverine & the X-Men, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy) as they cover the highlights of more than five decades of Marvel cartoons. The panel will include behind-the-scenes discussions on the making of classic shows, a run-down of all 10 of Spider-Man’s series, a 10th-anniversary retrospective of Marvel’s Animation division, and a special in-memoriam look at Stan Lee’s greatest animation moments.
SATURDAY, JULY 20
Women of Marvel: 10 Years and 200 Episodes, 10-11:30 a.m., Room 5AB
Celebrate 10 years of Women of Marvel panels and 200 podcast episodes with hosts Sana Amanat (VP of content & character development at Marvel) and Judy Stephens (producer at Marvel) and special guests to talk 80 years of Marvel history, what it’s like working as a woman in comics, and the future of the industry.
MARVEL COMICS: Next Big Thing, 1:45-2:45 p.m., Room 6A
Writer Jonathan Hickman, Editor in Chief C.B. Cebulski, and other Mighty Marvel Guests will bring fans the latest news straight from the House of Ideas! Fans will learn what comes next for the X-Men after the senses-shattering revelations of the House of X and Powers of X, and more.
MARVEL COMICS: Marvel Fanfare with C.B. Cebulski, 3-4 p.m., Room 6A
In this exclusive and intimate panel experience, Cebulski and talents, including Rob Liefeld and Skottie Young, will talk about anything and everything involved with Marvel Comics. The panel will feature a Q&A session, as well as an exclusive giveaway variant of Silver Surfer Black No. 2.
SUNDAY, JULY 21
Making Comics the Marvel Way, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Room 5AB
A slew of Mighty Marvel guests will take fans behind the scenes and show them how a Marvel comic book is made.
MARVEL TELEVISION AUTOGRAPH SIGNING SCHEDULE
FRIDAY, JULY 19
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Signing Event, 3:30 p.m., Marvel Booth (No. 2329)
This signing is a ticketed event, and passes will be available on a first-come, first-served lottery basis beginning from the Marvel booth when the floor opens on Friday, July 19.