Marvel Comics has announced its slate of panels for Comic-Con International in San Diego later this month. Along with providing more details on the relaunch of Amazing Spider-Man, Death of the Inhumans and the celebration of Marvel Knights' 20th Anniversary, the publisher will offer additional clues on the return of the Fantastic Four, along with the promise of a new X-Men team.
The description for the "MARVEL COMICS: Next Big Thing" panel on Saturday, July 21, continues the march towards the return of Marvel's First Family, with an unknown obstacle standing in their way: "In Fantastic Four, the Richards family is heading back to Earth, but they still have one more cosmic obstacle to overcome."
With X-Men Blue and X-Men Gold coming to an end in September, Marvel appears ready to replace them on its publishing schedule with an all-new team, with the first details coming in the "MARVEL COMICS: X-Men" panel on Sunday, July 22: "The Red, Blue, and Gold teams confront Atlanteans, uncertainty, and Extermination, and the secrets of a NEW X-team are revealed!"
Below is Marvel Comics' complete schedule for Comic-Con International, beginning on Thursday, July 19.
MARVEL: Making Comics the Marvel Way
Thursday 7/19/18, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski and Talent Scout Rickey Purdin join a multitude of Mighty Marvel Guests to take you behind-the-scenes and show you how a Marvel comic book is made! Learn about every aspect of production including writing, penciling, inking, coloring, lettering, editing, and more - with creators on hand to offer personal insights and anecdotes. If you’re interested in the ins-and-outs of the comic book industry, this is the one panel you can’t miss!
MARVEL COMICS: Spider-Man
Friday 7/20, 12:30-1:30pm
Editor Nick Lowe with his Amazing Friends Nick Spencer (Amazing Spider-Man) and Donny Cates (Venom) swing into SDCC with all the hottest spider-news! Nick Spencer ushers in a new era for Spidey that takes the web-head back to basics, while all-new Venom writer Donny Cates lays out what’s in store for the symbiotic hero in both the past and present in his definitive take on the character. PLUS, learn the latest about your favorite spider-heroes from across time and space as they crawl closer and closer towards the Edge of Spider-Geddon!
MARVEL: Cup O’Joe - Marvel Knights 20th Anniversary
Friday 7/20, 1:30-2:30pm
Join Joe and fellow comics legend Jimmy Palmiotti as they reflect on the industry-redefining MARVEL KNIGHTS imprint as it celebrates its 20th anniversary. What was it like to pioneer this bold new storytelling style for Marvel’s heroes, and how has it impacted Marvel comics, movies, and television series over the last two decades? Learn about all this and more at this must-attend retrospective – and bring your own burning questions! NOT to be missed by any fan of the Mighty Marvel Manner!
MARVEL COMICS: Next Big Thing
Saturday 7/21, 1:45-2:45pm
Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski and star Executive Editor Nick Lowe are joined by Donny Cates (Cosmic Ghost Rider, Death of Inhumans) and Margaret Stohl (Life of Captain Marvel) to discuss the startling stories and initiatives that are truly the NEXT BIG THINGS in the Marvel Universe! In Fantastic Four, the Richards family is heading back to Earth, but they still have one more cosmic obstacle to overcome. Meanwhile, the specter of death hangs around the Inhumans and the Ghost Rider of a dark future in Donny Cates’ Death of Inhumans and Cosmic Ghost Rider. And as the Infinity Wars ignite, are any characters truly safe? All this, plus learn more about the definitive origin of Captain Marvel as Margaret Stohl opens up about Life of Captain Marvel! If you want to learn about the biggest Marvel stories of 2018, this is THE panel not to miss!
MARVEL COMICS: Meet the Editor-in-Chief!
Saturday 7/21, 3:00pm-4:00pm
This is your chance to meet the new head of editorial at Marvel! In this exclusive one-on-one interview led by Skottie Young (Deadpool), freshly-minted Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski will talk about anything and everything involved in what's next for Marvel. Want to know where to search for the Infinity Stones? Dying to find out what’s next for Wolverine? What does Forbush Man really look like without his helmet? Ask C.B. these questions and more in the Q&A! PLUS - don’t miss a surprise exclusive giveaway variant comic!
MARVEL: True Believers*
Sunday 7/22, 10:00am-11:00am
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Join Executive Editor Nick Lowe along with creators Ryan North (Unbeatable Squirrel Girl), Robbie Thompson (Spider-Man/Deadpool), and Jeremy Whitley (Unstoppable Wasp) for a private panel discussion of what’s happening inside the Marvel Universe. Get FREE merchandise, never-before-seen sneak peeks of upcoming comics, Q&A session and more! Not to be missed! Open only to Marvel Unlimited Plus members and Marvel MasterCard cardholders.
*Panel line-up is subject to change. Free items available while supplies last. Must have valid ID and one of the following for entry: Marvel MasterCard Member - Event Invite, Marvel MasterCard, or event RSVP confirmation; Marvel Unlimited Plus Members - membership card, or MU+ order confirmation email.
MARVEL COMICS: X-Men
Sunday 7/22, 11:15am-12:15pm
Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski, Sina Grace (Iceman), Seanan Maguire (X-Men Gold Annual), Matthew Rosenberg (Astonishing X-Men), and Tom Taylor (X-Men Red) take you through the full spectrum of current X-Men madness! The Red, Blue, and Gold teams confront Atlanteans, uncertainty, and Extermination, and the secrets of a NEW X-team are revealed! Deadpool and X-23 both rediscover their roots, and the Astonishing team faces ever stranger challenges! PLUS- Stay for the whole panel for an exclusive giveaway variant comic!