We are now a week away from the greatest spectacle in comics- related multimedia showcasing, San Diego Comic Con.
We’ve been hearing for months, the rumors of WB/DC “going nuclear/supernova” at the Con, and the closer we get to Con time, the more that seems to become a reality. Everything from comics, to live action TV, to animation, to video games, to movies, & everything in between, DC seems to have it covered this year. They are even making their presence known with everything from hotel keys to swag bags!
There is literally so much to do and see from DC during the Con, that oftentimes there are events overlapping, leaving fans making difficult choices as to what they want to experience. And even when you have open moments in your DC-related schedule, you can drop by DC’s massive booth, and see all the goodies they have to offer.
If you thought WB/DC “won Comic-Con” last year, wait till you get a load of what they have planned this year…. From a star studded exhibition, to a massive TV Previewing, “DC” might as well stand for “Dominating the Competition” this year!!
And speaking of that jam-packed schedule, Comic-Con.Org has finally released their complete schedule, but we here at DCComicsMovie.Com have saved you the trouble of rummaging through the schedule, and highlighted all the DC goodness here.
It is as follows:
WEDNESDAY (PREVIEW NIGHT)
Comic-Con and Warner Bros. Television proudly continue their annual Preview Night tradition, with exclusive world premiere screenings of the pilot episodes of four of the most highly anticipated series of the 2015-16 television season. Supergirl-In the vast DC Comics Universe of superheroes, the rich mythology of Superman, the planet Krypton and the House of El is perhaps the most famous and instantly recognizable. Enter Supergirl! Born Kara Zor-El on the doomed planet Krypton, the preteen Kara escaped at the same time as the infant Kal-El but didn’t arrive on Earth until many years later after being lost in the Phantom Zone. Protected and raised by her adopted family, the Danvers, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex, and learned to hide the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin. Years later, at age 24, living in National City and working as an assistant for Catco Worldwide Media mogul Cat Grant, Kara has spent so many years trying to fit in that she forgot to ever stand out. All that changes when she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and become the hero she was always destined to be. With the help of Daily Planet photographer James Olsen, her bioengineer sister Alex, and the research of the super-secret, off-the-grid Department of Extra-Normal Operations (DEO) and its head, Hank Henshaw, who are tasked with keeping the Earth safe from aliens, Kara takes to the skies to protect her world. Her foes include both a sinister extraterrestrial menace and the high-tech terrestrial threat of clever villains with powerful weaponry. The series stars Melissa Benoist (Whiplash, Glee), Chyler Leigh (Grey’s Anatomy), and Mehcad Brooks (True Blood), with David Harewood (Homeland) and Calista Flockhart (Brothers & Sisters), and is executive produced by Greg Berlanti (The Flash, Arrow), Ali Adler (Chuck), Andrew Kreisberg (The Flash, Arrow) and Sarah Schechter (Pan, The Flash). From Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, Supergirl premieres Mondays at 8/7c on CBS this November.
Lucifer-Lucifer is the story of the original fallen angel. Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, Lucifer Morningstar has resigned his throne and retired to the City of Angels, where he owns an upscale piano bar called Lux. When a beautiful pop star is murdered, for the first time in roughly 10 billion years, he feels something awaken deep within him. Is he actually capable of feelings for a human being? The very thought disturbs him. The murder attracts the attention of LAPD homicide detective Chloe Dancer, who finds herself both repulsed and fascinated by Lucifer. At the same time, God’s emissary, the angel Amenadiel, has been sent to Los Angeles to convince Lucifer to return to Hell. But with the City of Angels at his feet and a newfound purpose, Lucifer’s having too much fun to go back now. Sexy, dark and irreverent, Lucifer stars Tom Ellis (Rush), Lauren German (Chicago Fire), DB Woodside (24, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Lesley-Ann Brandt (Spartacus series), Nicholas Gonzalez (Sleepy Hollow), Scarlett Estevez, and Rachael Harris (The Hangover) and is executive produced by Jerry Bruckheimer (Pirates of the Caribbean films), Jonathan Littman (CSI series), Tom Kapinos (Californication), Ildy Modrovich (Necessary Roughness), Len Wiseman (Underworld films), and Joe Henderson (Almost Human). From Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Aggressive Mediocrity in association with Warner Bros. Television, and based on characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg for DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint, Lucifer premieres Midseason on FOX. Teen Titans Go!– The Teen Titans are back at it again, in Teen Titans Go!, with all new comedic adventures both in and out of Titans Tower and Warner Bros has you covered by screening a brand-new episode. Based on DC Comics characters and produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Teen Titans Go! airs Thursdays at 6/5c on Cartoon Network.
Wednesday July 8, 2015 6:00pm – 10:00pm Ballroom 20
Action figures, statues, busts, PVC figures-DC Collectibles has them! Join the DC Collectibles crew, including VP of creative services Kevin Kiniry, director of creative services Jim Fletcher, and special guests to hear how they come up with so many great products, and what’s coming up from comics’ top makers of awesome collectibles.
Thursday July 9, 2015 10:00am – 11:00am Room 9
Go behind the scenes of DC Entertainment for an in-depth look at some of the most exciting stories ever told across DC Comics, Vertigo, and MAD! New and veteran fans alike are welcome for a tutorial on the essential stories, videos, and products that make up DC Entertainment. Consider this your 101 guide to the DC Universe.
Thursday July 9, 2015 11:30am – 12:30pm Room 6DE
“What kind of pencil do you use?” Find out the answer to that ever-popular question and more as Comic-Con special guest and DC Entertainment co-publisher Jim Lee (Superman Unchained, Justice League, Batman) sketches live on stage and answers your life-long comic book questions in this fun and interactive panel.
Thursday July 9, 2015 12:45pm – 1:45pm Room 6DE
The future of the DC universe is now! Join an all-star cast of DC Comics creators who specialize in sci-fi for a panel that is out of this world and will take you to the farthest reaches of the galaxy and beyond.
Thursday July 9, 2015 2:00pm – 3:00pm Room 6DE
To celebrate the Boy Wonder’s, the Clown Prince of Crime’s, and the Feline Fatale’s 75th anniversary, join this panel for some trivia that will test even the hardest of hardcore DC fans’ knowledge! Joining the party will be some of DC’s senior editorial team as they try to stop fans from winning some amazing prizes!
Thursday July 9, 2015 3:15pm – 4:15pm Room 6DE
Class is in session as some of the greatest artists in the industry take this panel to school with an in-depth look at their creative process. DC Entertainment is proud to spotlight these talented individuals for this exclusive, all-access look at what it’s like drawing for DC Comics and Vertigo.
Thursday July 9, 2015 5:00pm – 6:00pm Room 30CDE
He now writes the new Dr. Fate, but as a writer Paul Levitz is perhaps best known for his three separate long runs writing the Legion of Super-Heroes. Join Paul as Tom Galloway interviews him about his work on, and experiences with, the Legion.
Thursday July 9, 2015 5:00pm – 6:00pm Room 9
Creativity reaches superheroic heights as brick artist Nathan Sawaya reveals the new The Art of the Brick: DC Comics exhibition. Renowned comic book artist and co-publisher of DC Entertainment Jim Lee will draw live the concept for a brand new Batmobile that will be included in the exhibition. Joining in the discussion are production team membersBrandon Griffith and Tommy Williamson. Q&A moderated by TV host Victor Lucas (Electric Playground).
Thursday July 9, 2015 6:00pm – 7:00pm Room 25ABC
Vertigo is back in San Diego and ready to blow your mind with trend-setting comics and top-notch talent. From horror, to mythic fiction, to sci-fi, and beyond, see what amazing new ideas are coming your way from the imprint that’s on a mission to defy all your expectations.
Thursday July 9, 2015 6:00pm – 7:00pm Room 5AB
The superstar DCE writer and chief creative officer Geoff Johns returns to San Diego for an all-access and in-depth discussion. From Earth One, to Darkseid War, to all things in between, be here for this exclusive panel that will give you insight to one of the genre’s most influential people.
Friday July 10, 2015 11:15am – 12:15pm Room 6DE
Lucifer is the story of the original fallen angel. Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, Lucifer Morningstar has resigned his throne and retired to the City of Angels, where he owns an upscale piano bar called Lux. When a beautiful pop star is murdered, for the first time in roughly 10 billion years, he feels something awaken deep within him. Is he actually capable of feelings for a human being? The very thought disturbs him. The murder attracts the attention of LAPD homicide detective Chloe Dancer, who finds herself both repulsed and fascinated by Lucifer. At the same time, God’s emissary, the angel Amenadiel, has been sent to Los Angeles to convince Lucifer to return to Hell. But with the City of Angels at his feet and a newfound purpose, Lucifer’s having too much fun to go back now. Sexy, dark and irreverent, Lucifer makes its Comic-Con debut with a screening of the complete pilot episode, followed by a Q&A with series stars and producers. From Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Aggressive Mediocrity in association with Warner Bros. Television, and based on characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg for DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint, Lucifer premieres Midseason on FOX.
Friday July 10, 2015 11:30am – 12:30pm Room 6BCF
No trip to Comic-Con is complete until you spend some time with the liveliest and craziest superhero team on television. Find out what new adventures, food fights, and staring contests await Robin, Starfire, Beast Boy, Cyborg, and Raven in Season 3 of this hit animated series. Producers Michael Jelenic (Batman: The Brave and The Bold) and Aaron Horvath (MAD) and members of the voice cast screen a new episode as well as take your questions on all things Titans. Teen Titans Go! airs Thursdays at 6/5c on Cartoon Network.
Friday July 10, 2015 1:00pm – 2:00pm Room 6A
The truth is out, Clark Kent is Superman! Though the status quo has changed, Superman is still the most beloved and recognized superhero there is. Fly to this panel to learn the truth behind the comics and discover what Clark’s life is like now that his secret is out. This is a panel that you don’t want to miss!
Friday July 10, 2015 1:45pm – 2:45pm Room 6DE
New DC Universe: Justice For All: Are You Ready?-The members of the Justice League and Earth 2: Society take center stage here as the talent behind Cyborg, Flash, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and Earth 2: Society provide the stories behind your favorite characters and justice for all.
Friday July 10, 2015 3:00pm – 4:00pm Room 6DE
Co-creators/executive producers Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, executive producer/co-head writer Tom Root, and actor/writer Breckin Meyer discuss their Emmy-winning series, which returns for its eighth season this fall on Adult Swim. DC Entertainment chief creative officer Geoff Johns will also be joining the panel for an early look at the upcoming third Robot Chicken DC Comics Special.
Friday July 10, 2015 3:15pm – 4:00pm Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Never before has DC Entertainment been more popular in TV, video games, home videos, and movie theaters. And with an impressive film slate and countless shows in series and production, it has never been a better time to be a DC fan! Join the people behind the scenes who translate the page to the screen on this panel that shows your favorite stories and characters coming to life.
Friday July 10, 2015 4:15pm – 5:15pm Room 6DE
Sometimes it feels so good to be bad. DC Comics goes bad in this panel that puts the spotlight on the guys of questionable methods. This dangerous and dastardly crew is led by the creative teams behind fan-faves, such as Deathstroke, Harley Quinn, Injustice, Sinestro, and others, as they take you inside the devious minds of the bad guys.
Friday July 10, 2015 5:30pm – 6:30pm Room 5AB
After the shocking events in the season finale of brainy hit iZombie, be among the first to get the scoop on what’s in store for Season 2. Now that Liv (Rose McIver) gave the cure for zombie-ism to Blaine and Major (one that she desperately wanted to take herself!) will Ravi find a way to develop another cure? Will Clive remain in the dark about the existence of zombies? A special video presentation will be followed by a Q&A with series stars as well as executive producers Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars) and Diane Ruggiero-Wright (Veronica Mars). From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Spondoolie Productions and Warner Bros. Television and based on characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred, published by DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint, iZombie returns this fall with all-new episodes on Tuesdays at 9/8c on The CW. iZombie: The Complete First Season will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 29.
Friday July 10, 2015 5:45pm – 6:45pm Ballroom 20
Animation legend Bruce Timm returns to the popular DC Universe Original Movies with his unique new vision of a Justice League you’ve never seen before. Justice League: Gods & Monsters features a Superman born of General Zod’s blood, a Batman with a healthy dose of bat in the man, and a Wonder Woman rising from the ranks of the New Gods. This ain’t your daddy’s Justice League. They are as likely the world’s saviors as Earth’s despotic rulers. When a group of famed scientists experience untimely “accidents,” a government task force follows the trail of clues to the Justice League into a high-stakes game of intrigue, mystery, and action that asks the question: How do you serve justice to those above the law? The all-star voice cast includes Michael C. Hall (Dexter) as Batman, Benjamin Bratt (Law & Order, 24) as Superman, Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter films, Dig) as Lex Luthor, Richard Chamberlain (Dr. Kildare, The Thorn Birds) as Highfather, and Tahmoh Penikett (Battlestar Galactica) as Steve Trevor. Witness the first public screening of this all-new film, then stay for an entertaining panel led by executive producer Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series); Tamara Taylor (Bones), voice of Wonder Woman; C. Thomas Howell (E.T., Southland), voice of Dr. Will Magnus; Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds), voice of Lois Lane, director Sam Liu; co-producer/screenwriter Alan Burnett; dialogue director Andrea Romano; and members of the voice cast. As is tradition, there will be special announcements, moderator Victor Lucas (Electric Playground) will present exclusive prizes for a few lucky fans, and there just might be a few potential surprises. Justice League: Gods & Monsters will be available from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital HD on July 14 and as a Blu-ray Combo Pack on July 28.
Friday July 10, 2015 7:00pm – 9:00pm Ballroom 20
Missed it the first time? Loved it so much, you must see it again? Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is proud to offer a second helping of the all-new DC Universe Original Movie, Justice League: Gods & Monsters, which will be available on Digital HD on July 14 and as a Blu-ray Combo Pack on July 28.
Friday July 10, 2015 9:00pm – 10:30pm Ballroom 20
Get an inside look at the new titles that put the word comic in comic book. Never before has DC Comics had a lineup of comics this fun and this funny! Joining in the hilarity will be Amanda Conner, Heath Corson, Dan Jurgens, and Jimmy Palmiotti.
Saturday July 11, 2015 10:00am – 11:00am Room 6DE
A “sneak peek” at a few upcoming releases from Warner Bros.
Saturday July 11, 2015 10:30am – 12:00pm Hall H
The blockbuster creative team behind the bestselling monthly comic book for the past five years, writer Scott Snyder, penciler Greg Capullo, inker Danny Miki, and others, are here to talk all things Batman and answer your questions.
Saturday July 11, 2015 11:15am – 12:15pm Room 6DE
The Multiversity took DC fans on a tale spanning the entire Multiverse, and redefined the world of the DC universe. Now, join the mastermind behind it all Grant Morrison, for a look back (and forward) to see where the far-reaching effects of The Multiversity will be felt the most.
Saturday July 11, 2015 12:30pm – 1:30pm Room 6DE
The comics industry can be tough to break into. Come by for an inside look at how some of DC Entertainment’s top talent made their careers crafting the tales of superheroes.
Saturday July 11, 2015 1:45pm – 1:45pm Room 6DE
What’s going on with the Static Shock live-action digital series? Who’s in the cast? When does it start shooting? When does it debut? Will there be action figures of the classic Milestone characters? When do the new Milestone Comics debut? Who’s working on the books? Denys Cowan, Reginald Hudlin, Derek Dingle, and other surprise guests set the record straight.
Saturday July 11, 2015 4:00pm – 5:00pm Room 9
There is so much awesome in this panel, there isn’t a place to begin. Join the creators of Midnighter, Black Canary, Batgirl, We Are…ROBIN, Grayson, Prez, and Constantine as a new generation of DC Comics heroes step into the spotlight.
Saturday July 11, 2015 5:30pm – 6:30pm Room 6DE
DC fans, get ready for Super Hero Saturday Night! Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment welcome fans into the world of some of DC Comics’ greatest characters during a three-hour experience in Hall H. The exclusive evening will feature a pilot screening of the highly anticipated new drama series Supergirl, followed by a Q&A with stars and producers, plus individual special video presentations and Q&A’s with stars and producers from Arrow, The Flash, and Gotham. Also, don’t miss a special Q&A with cast and producers of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and a peek at the new digital series Vixen.
Supergirl – In the vast DC Comics Universe of superheroes, the rich mythology of Superman, the planet Krypton and the House of El is perhaps the most famous and instantly recognizable. Enter Supergirl! Born Kara Zor-El on the doomed planet Krypton, the preteen Kara escaped at the same time as the infant Kal-El but didn’t arrive on Earth until many years later after being lost in the Phantom Zone. Protected and raised by her adopted family, the Danvers, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex, and learned to hide the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin. Years later, at age 24, living in National City and working as an assistant for Catco Worldwide Media mogul Cat Grant, Kara has spent so many years trying to fit in that she forgot to ever stand out. All that changes when she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and become the hero she was always destined to be. With the help of Daily Planet photographer James Olsen, her bioengineer sister Alex, and the research of the super-secret, off-the-grid Department of Extra-Normal Operations (DEO) and its head Hank Henshaw, who are tasked with keeping the Earth safe from aliens, Kara takes to the skies to protect her world. Her foes include both a sinister extraterrestrial menace and the high-tech terrestrial threat of clever villains with powerful weaponry. From Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, Supergirl premieres Mondays at 8/7c on CBS this November.
Gotham – The origin story continues in season two of Gotham, and the stakes are higher than ever, as supervillains more ambitious and depraved are introduced, and a realignment of alliances shakes up the fight for power in Gotham City. Season 2 will witness Detective James Gordon’s moral compass wavering, as he confronts Gotham’s most notorious criminals. At the same time, he will continue his quest to gain the trust of the young Bruce Wayne, who is on a clear path toward the man he is destined to become, after discovering his father’s deepest secrets. After the epic turf war that culminated in the events of the season finale, find out what’s in store for Season 2. From Warner Bros. Television, Gotham returns this fall, Mondays at 8/7c on FOX. Gotham: The Complete First Season will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 8.
Arrow – After defeating his most formidable foe to date and riding off into the sunset with longtime flame Felicity Smoak, Oliver Queen (a.k.a. The Arrow) left Starling City with the hopes of beginning a new life. But will Oliver ever truly be able to leave behind his past as the Arrow, and, if so, what becomes of the team he has worked so hard to assemble? Will Diggle, Thea, and Laurel be left to continue Oliver’s crusade without him? And with Malcolm Merlyn having ascended to the top of the League of Assassins as the new Ra’s al Ghul, is anyone really safe? From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW, and Arrow: The Complete Third Season will be released on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD, and Digital HD on September 22.
The Flash – The cast and creative team behind The CW’s highest-rated show of all time, The Flash, speed back to San Diego for their second Comic-Con appearance, bringing with them answers to many of the questions left unanswered in the jaw-dropping Season 1 finale. Following the defeat of Barry Allen’s arch-nemesis Eobard Thawne (aka Reverse Flash), Team Flash quickly turned their attention to the singularity swirling high above Central City, which fans last saw consuming everything in its path. Armed with the heart of a hero and the ability to move at super speeds, Barry charged into the eye of the singularity, but will he actually be able to save his city from impending doom? From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on The CW, and The Flash: The Complete First Season will be released on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD, and Digital HD on September 22.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow- When heroes alone are not enough, the world needs legends. In DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, having seen the future, one he will desperately try to prevent from happening, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat-one in which not only is the planet at stake, but all of time itself. From the creators of The Flash and Arrow comes this superhero team-up unlike anything that’s ever been seen on television before. Combining characters from both shows, in addition to new heroes from the DC Comics pantheon, this epic story lives in an interconnected universe and presents a high-stakes feature film experience with edge-of-your-seat action, time travel, seamless visual effects and an infectiously fun character dynamic that’s like a Flash/Arrow crossover times one hundred! From Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow premieres Midseason on The CW. Vixen – Originally from Africa, Mari McCabe’s parents were killed by local greed, corruption, and wanton violence. But the orphaned Mari refuses to succumb to the terrors surrounding her. Inheriting her family’s Tantu Totem, Mari can access the powers of animals-anything from the super-strength of a gorilla to the speed of a cheetah. As Vixen, she fights valiantly to protect the world from threats like those that claimed her family. This six-episode series debuting on CW Seed this fall, featuring the voices of Stephen Amell (Arrow), Grant Gustin (The Flash), Emily Bett Rickards (Arrow), and Carlos Valdes (The Flash). It follows Mari’s path as she first learns to embrace her incredible abilities and discovers the source of the mysterious Tantu Totem’s power.
Saturday July 11, 2015 8:00pm – 11:00pm Hall H
DCE’s co-publishers are back in San Diego and better than ever. Jim Lee and Dan DiDio are the driving forces behind DC You, Vertigo, MAD, and much more. This up-close-and-personal panel gives you a chance to step up and ask questions about your favorite comic book publishers.
Sunday July 12, 2015 10:00am – 11:00am Room 6DE
Crime is on the run as the newly formed Justice League keeps Metropolis safe, and this makes evil genius Lex Luthor very unhappy. Together with Black Manta, Sinestro, and a gang of ruthless recruits, Lex builds his own league and declares them the Legion of Doom. With this super-powered team of terror and a plan to attack the top-secret government site Area 52, can Lex finally be on the verge of victory? The bricks are gonna fly when Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the rest of the Justice League face off against the world’s greatest supervillains. Catch the premiere, and then enjoy an entertaining panel led by actors Troy Baker (Batman: Assault on Arkham), Josh Keaton (Green Lantern: The Animated Series), and Khary Payton (Teen Titans Go!), producer Brandon Vietti (Batman: Under the Red Hood), director Rick Morales (Beware the Batman), and writer Jim Krieg (Green Lantern: The Animated Series). As always, surprise guests might pop up, and there will definitely be exclusive prizes for some lucky fans. LEGO DC Super Heroes Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom will be released August 25, 2015 via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, and Digital HD.
Sunday July 12, 2015 11:15am – 12:45pm Room 6BCF
DC Entertainment co-publisher Jim Lee (Superman Unchained, Justice League, Batman), he talks about his over 25 years in the comics industry and sketches your favorite characters live on the big screen in this engaging panel. This is a great opportunity to watch the creative process firsthand and learn the tips of the trade that bring DC Entertainment’s characters to life.
Sunday July 12, 2015 1:30pm – 3:00pm Room 2
Think you know everything from Crisis on Infinite Earths, to Blackest Night, to Flashpoint? Come by and test your knowledge of the DC Universe from its inception all the way to Convergence against DC’s finest minds to win some exclusive prizes.
Sunday July 12, 2015 3:30pm – 4:30pm Room 6DE
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