The eighth annual Long Beach Comic Con is a month away, and CBR has the exclusive first look at the initial four panels announced for the show, which takes place Sept. 17 and Sept. 18.
On that Saturday, two of the biggest publishers in today’s comic book industry will each be in the spotlight: Marvel and Image Comics. “A Marvel-ous Universe!” will include “Captain America: Steve Rogers” and “Captain America: Sam Wilson” writer Nick Spencer, comics and Marvel Studios veteran Craig Kyle, Marvel Studios concept artist Andy Park and “Marvel’s Agent Carter” writer Brandon Easton. “Celebrating Image Comics Past & Present” will host the “Morning Glories” team of Spencer and Joe Eisma, along with writer of “C.O.W.L.” and “Hardian’s Wall,” Kyle Higgins.
Then on Sunday, DC Comics has the spotlight with both “Wonder Woman Turns 75,” featuring Wonder Woman voice actor Susan Eisenberg and “Wonder Woman ’77” artist Cat Staggs. That’s followed by “The Artists of DC Comics,” which features Staggs, “Titans” artist Brett Booth and Colleen Doran, who recently added “Justice League 3001” to her considerable list of credits.
Details of the panels are below, and the show’s full programming schedule should be announced shortly. CBR’s Albert Ching (that’s me!) will moderate all four. This year’s Long Beach Comic Con takes place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18 at the Long Beach Convention Center, about 25 miles south of downtown Los Angeles.
A Marvel-ous Universe!
Panelists: Andy Park (Marvel Studios Visual Development Supervisor/Lead Concept Artist), Craig Kyle (THOR producer & creator of X-23) , Brandon Easton (Agent Carter, Civil War II), Nick Spencer (Captain America)
Andy Park (Marvel Studios Visual Development Supervisor/Lead Concept Artist), Craig Kyle (THOR producer & creator of X-23) , Brandon Easton (Agent Carter, Civil War II), Nick Spencer (Captain America) discuss the Marvel comics and movies they are helping to shape and how it impacts the Marvel Universe in both aspects. Q&A to follow.
Celebrating Image Comics Past & Present
Panelists: Nick Spencer (Morning Glories), Joe Eisma (Morning Glories), Kyle Higgins (COWL; HADRIAN’S WALL),
Saturday, 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Join us as we celebrate the Morning Glories run of over 50 issues with Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma as well as Kyle Higgins’ two year run of C.O.W.L. and his eagerly anticipated series new Image title HADRIAN’S WALL! Discussion will include the path they took and the obstacles they overcame to accomplish their long-running success! Q & A to follow.
Wonder Woman Turns 75
Panelists: Cat Staggs, Susan Eisenberg
Wonder Woman turns 75 and we’re celebrating with a special panel featuring the Voice of Wonder Woman, Susan Eisenberg and Cat Staggs, artist of Wonder Woman ’77.
The Artists of DC Comics
Panelists: Brett Booth (Flash), Colleen Doran (Justice League 3001), Cat Staggs (Wonder Woman ’77, Adventures of Supergirl)
Sunday, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Brett Booth (Flash), Colleen Doran (Justice League 3001), and Cat Staggs (Wonder Woman ’77, Adventures of Supergirl) talk about their projects at DC Comics, and what it means to have the opportunity to draw some of the most iconic characters ever created!