The sixth annual Long Beach Comic Con takes place this Saturday and Sunday, and CBR has the exclusive first look at both days of the show’s complete programming lineup. High-profile events include a commemoration of Batman’s 75th Anniversary, celebrations of several beloved animation series from the past and multiple publishers talking up their latest releases.
The “Batman 75/Tales of the Dark Knight” panel is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Room 103 A/B, with “Batwoman” writer Marc Andreyko, “Detective Comics” co-writer Brian Buccellato, “Batman Incorporated” artist Chris Burnham, “Batman Eternal” co-writer Kyle Higgins, new “Batgirl” artist Babs Tarr, DC Comics legend Marv Wolfman and “Batman ’66 Meets the Green Hornet” co-writer Ralph Garman. Two fan-favorite animated series from recent years, “Spectacular Spider-Man” and “Young Justice,” both get spotlight panels; and publishers including Image Comics, BOOM! Studios, Valiant Entertainment, Archie Comics and Aspen Comics are represented with programmings.
For the first year, LBCC is promoting multiple “Guests of Honor,” including Archie chief creative officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, “Hellboy” creator Mike Mignola, current “Silver Surfer” art team Mike and Laura Allred, “Harley Quinn” co-writers Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti, “Batgirl” artist Babs Tarr, “The Crow” creator James O’Barr, Top Cow founder Marc Silvestri and the Man of Action team of Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle. The show takes place Sept. 27 and Sept. 28 at the Long Beach Convention Center, approximately 25 miles south of downtown Los Angeles.
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