Great Moments From San Diego Comic-Con 2017

By Armando

Every year, geeks around the world converge at Comic-Con, the 4-day event of all things about comicbooks and pop culture held every summer in San Diego. And this year is just as big and fun, not to mention hot and very sweaty as ever.

The big offerings from Marvel and DC did dominate the conversations. But with so many things happening every day all in and around the convention center, there is always something for everyone.

From trailers for upcoming studio blockbusters and tv shows, to exciting gaming announcements, to extravagant cosplays, and of course, some of the world’s most talented comic artists, Comic-Con continues to surprise and delight attendees.

Here’s some of the most memorable moments of from this year’s San Diego Comic-Con:

Blade Runner: Warner Bros unveiled a new trailer for Blade Runner 2049″ and brought with them the cast and the director Denis Villeneuve. Warner Bros. sensational SDCC presentation at Hall H’s 180-degree gigantic screens featured the upcoming “Blade Runner 2049” then later showed on stage a virtual hologram of Jared Leto.

Stranger Things Season 2 Trailer: The lively and hilarious cast and creators of “Stranger Things” were in Hall H. The very entertaining group talked about the series then later unveiled a very well received a new trailer. With a touch of nostalgia to the tune of Michael Jackson’s Thriller with Vincent Price’s voiceover, Watching the trailer in that gigantic screen was spectacular.

Black Panther: Marvel brought in the cast of Black Panther and previewed an exclusive action-packed footage, and it was a big hit. The intense footage received immediate standing ovation from audience while cast gathered for a group hug and impressed by what they saw. I can’t really blame them. Footage was fantastic!

Thor: Ragnarok: Cast of the movie stormed Hall H at Comic-Con and talked about the film and revealed new details. The cast brought with them some brand new spectacular action-packed trailer and footage. Also present was New Zealand director Taika Waititi and producer Kevin Feige, who was presented with Comic-Con’s Inkpot Award for his contributions to the world of comic books and everything comics fandom.

Charlize Theron: The statuesque Academy Award winner took the stage for Entertainment Weekly’s “Women Who Kick Ass”, and talked about her butt-kicking new character in Atomic Blonde, and the need for more female directors following the success of Wonder Woman, which was directed by Patty Jenkins who directed Theron in her Oscar-winning performance in “Monster”.

Jason Momoa runs to Hall H stage carrying Aquaman’s trident, shortly before the cast of Justice League arrived on stage. The guy sure knows how to entertain, pumped up the loud and excited crowd. Momoa also unveiled a short clip from the upcoming highly anticipated James Wan film “Aquaman”.

Justice League: Clearly one of the highlights of Comic-Con 2017, especially after the record breaking box-office run of Wonder Woman this summer, the Justice League cast Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Ray Fisher, Ezra Miller and Jason Momoa, who was already on stage by the time the cast arrived, electrified the full house of 6,000 hyperactive fans at Hall H. There was, however no talk of Wonder Woman sequel, while Henry Cavill was not in attendance.

Cosplay: There is no shortage of cool cosplay in Comic-Con as one might expect, and this year is no exception. Even with the painful summer heat and crowded long lines, San Diego brought it this year with some really cool costumes. They were all there, from Star Wars to Pennywise the Clown, from the most recognizable to hilarious, from high priced couture to home sewn, and those that just make you go hmmmmm (guys in Wonder Woman costumes were surprisingly plenty this year). And hey, its always fun to see a Darth Vader struggling to eat a cheeseburger.

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Comic-Con 2017 Week: Justice League Trailer Teases Possible Return Of Superman

By Armando

Justice League panel
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There was a lot of excitement at Comic-Con Saturday morning with fans anticipating what Warner Bros has in store.

Those who waited long lines were rewarded when Warner Bros. brought out the highlight of the studio’s Hall H lineup: cast of Justice League, and a new action-packed trailer presented on the venue’s massively gigantic wrap-around screens.

First up was an animated Jason Momoa (Aquaman), running from the back of a packed 6,000-capacity room and up to the stage which pumped the fans into hysterics. He was shortly followed by the rest of the cast members Ben Affleck (Batman), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Ezra Miller (The Flash), Ray Fisher (Cyborg) arriving to screaming fans and standing ovation. Missing on the event was Henry Cavill, though the end of the trailer seem to suggest he may be back from the dead.

Also absent from the panel is the film’s new director Joss Whedon and its original director Zack Snyder. But that didn’t stop the cast from showering praises to Snyder. “None of us will be here without him,” says Fisher.

The trailer shows just the right tone fans should expect from a movie helmed by two major comic-book giants. There is of course plenty of comicbook slugfest, while also looking fun, definitely suggesting a slight pivot from where Man of Steel started and continued on to Batman V Superman and Suicide Squad. The trailer is also fully aware of Wonder Woman’s new-found level of popularity, but just enough character build where each character shined.

Justice League will be in theaters Nov. 17.

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New “Marvel’s Inhumans” Trailer Revealed At San Diego Comic-Con

‘MARVEL’S INHUMANS’
ABC


Marvel’s New Television Series “Marvel’s Inhumans” Will Premiere On ABC On Friday, September 29

A new “Marvel’s Inhumans” trailer was revealed today at SDCC. The highly anticipated new Marvel television series will bring the fan-favorite comic book series and a new kind of family drama to the small screen this fall on ABC. The network series premiere, including the first two episodes of “Marvel’s Inhumans,” will air FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.

The legendary comic book series will be brought to life in a way that has never been done before, as a version of the first two episodes will be shown globally in IMAX theatres for a two-week period, beginning September 1, 2017. ABC will then air the entirety of the series throughout this fall on the network, with additional exclusive content that can only been seen on ABC.

“Marvel’s Inhumans” explores the never-before-told epic adventure of the royal family including Black Bolt, the enigmatic, commanding King of the Inhumans, with a voice so powerful that the slightest whisper can destroy a city. After the Royal Family of Inhumans is splintered by a military coup, they barely escape to Hawaii where they are greeted with surprising interactions with the lush world and humanity around them. Now they must find a way to reunite with each other and return to their home before their way of life is destroyed forever.

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Comic-Con 2017 Week: Official Series Trailer For “Star Trek: Discovery” Unveiled Today At Comic-Con International

Star Trek: Discovery
CBS


SAN DIEGO – JULY 22, 2017 – Earlier today at Comic-Con International, fans from around the world were given a sneak peek at the new series trailer for STAR TREK: DISCOVERY during a panel with cast and creatives from the series. The newest edition of the Star Trek franchise is set to premiere in the U.S. on CBS All Access Sunday, Sept. 24, following a broadcast premiere on the CBS Television Network.

The STAR TREK: DISCOVERY panel, moderated by series guest star Rainn Wilson (“Harry Mudd”), featured a conversation with cast members including Sonequa Martin-Green (“First Officer Michael Burnham”), Jason Isaacs (“Captain Gabriel Lorca”), Doug Jones (“Lt. Saru”), Shazad Latif (“Lt. Ash Tyler”), Mary Wiseman (“Cadet Sylvia Tilly”), Anthony Rapp (“Lt. Paul Stamets”) and James Frain (“Ambassador Sarek”). They were joined by executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Gretchen J. Berg, Aaron Harberts, Heather Kadin and Akiva Goldsman.

ABOUT “STAR TREK: DISCOVERY”
STAR TREK: DISCOVERY will follow the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new life forms, and one Starfleet officer who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself. The series will feature a new ship and new characters while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers.
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Comic-Con 2017 Week: New ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Trailer and Cast Panel

By Armando

Thor: Ragnarok panel
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One of Marvel’s highlights in Hall H at Comic-Con is that of Thor: Ragnarok’s panel which consists of cast members Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Mark Ruffalo, Cate Blanchett, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban and Rachel House.

Also present was New Zealand director Taika Waititi and producer Kevin Feige, who was presented with Comic-Con’s Inkpot Award for his contributions to the world of comic books and everything comics fandom.

The panel also presented to a very enthusiastic fans an exclusive extended footage from the film, followed by the actual trailer which shows plenty of action including a tag-teaming Thor and Loki, as well as the introduction of Hela and Valkyrie, and a talking Hulk to top it all off. As seen on the film’s previous trailers, one of its highlights shows Thor in a gladiatorial duel against the Hulk.

A new poster for the film was also unveiled, a copy of which were given away to Hall H attendees.

Ragnarok is the third Thor film, a sequel to 2011’s Thor and 2013’s Thor: The Dark World and is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Thor: Ragnarok comes out on November 3, 2017.

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Comic-Con Week: SYFY Live From Comic-Con Gears Up For Night Two

SAN DIEGO, CA – July 21, 2017 – SYFY LIVE FROM COMIC-CON hosted by Zachary Levi is back for night two with special guests including the cast of “Arrow,” Ricky Whittle from “American Gods” and “iZombie’s” Aly Michalka. The party continues tonight at 11/10c on SYFY!

Check out the full line up below along with a sneak peek of tonight’s cold open:

FRIDAY, JULY 21st
Karen Gillan (“Guardians of the Galaxy” ”Avengers: Infinity War”)
Alan Tudyk (“Star Wars Rogue One” “Conman”)
Stephen Amell, Emily Bett Rikards and Katie Cassidy (“Arrow”)
Ricky Whittle (“American Gods”)
Aly Michalka (“iZombie”)

SYFY LIVE FROM COMIC-CON COLD OPEN, FRIDAY, JULY 21:

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Comic-Con Week: Nickelodeon’s Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Nickelodeon’s Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Teams Up with Usagi Yojimbo Creator Stan Sakai and TMNT Co-Creator Kevin Eastman on Original Specials for Season Five of the Animated Series

All-New Episode and Character Art Revealed During San Diego Comic-Con 2017

Turtles fans turned out for Nickelodeon’s Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at San Diego Comic-Con 2017 on Friday, July 21, where Andre Meadows (Black Nerd Comedy) moderated a panel featuring executive producer Ciro Nieli, legendary creators and collaborators Kevin Eastman and Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), Yuki Matsuzaki (voice of Miyamoto Usagi), along with series voice cast members: Rob Paulsen (Donatello), Greg Cipes (Michelangelo) and Eric Bauza (Tiger Claw).

The panel’s sneak peeks included: the world premiere of a full-length episode, “Lone Rat and Cubs,” written and presented by TMNT co-creator, Kevin Eastman; a clip from new episode, “Yojimbo,” from the upcoming Samurai story arc; and concept art by Ciro Nieli showcasing new characters and designs of Usagi and the villains the Turtles will face this season.

The three-part Samurai arc begins Sunday, July 23, at 9:00 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon. Fans can visit the Nick App, Nick.com, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to learn more about Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Episodes of TMNT are available Nick.com and the Nick App, along with platforms including iTunes, Amazon Video, Google Play, Vudu and Nick On Demand.

Considered one of the most popular kids’ television programs of the 1980s, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a classic, global property created in 1984 by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. It first debuted as a successful comic book series and then became a hit animated TV show, a live-action television series and later spawned numerous blockbuster theatrical releases. Since its launch in 2012, Nickelodeon’s all-new CG-animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has re-energized these iconic characters of this wildly popular franchise. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is seen in over 170 countries and territories and translated in 45+ languages.

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Comic-Con 2017 Week: Image Comics Congratulates The Eisner Award Winners

Image Comics creators honored with five awards

SAN DIEGO, CA, 07/22/2017 — Image Comics is pleased to congratulate all the winners of last night’s Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards.
New York Times bestselling, multiple award winning writer and co-creator Brian K. Vaughan won Best Writer for his work on SAGA and PAPER GIRLS.

New York Times bestselling, multiple award winning artist and co-creator of SAGA Fiona Staples took home two awards last night for her work on the series—Best Cover Artist and Best Penciler/Inker: Individual or Team.

Matt Wilson was honored with the Best Coloring award for his work on such series as CRY HAVOC, PAPER GIRLS, THE WICKED + THE DIVINE.

The Best Continuing Series award went to SAGA.

The Will Eisner Comic Industry awards are voted on by comics industry members and the awards ceremony is held in conjunction with San Diego Comic-Con International every year.
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COMIC-CON WEEK: Claudio Sanchez Brings Sci-Fi Odyssey “The Amory Wars” to San Diego Comic Con

Exclusive Tandem Variants with Boom! Studios, Signings, and his own booth, #1732

July 18, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA – Claudio Sanchez returns to San Diego Comic Con this year with his NY Times Bestseller, The Amory Wars. His latest 12 issue series, Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV, hit comic shops in April via Boom! Studios and Claudio’s own Evil Ink Comics.

Good Apollo, which landed inside the Top 200 Comichron Charts even with a large direct-sales platform, focuses on a not-so-ordinary man, Claudio Kilgannon. In the epic series, Kilgannon, with the help of a blue-skinned heroine named Ambellina, is thrust into the unlikely position of leading a rebel army into battle to dethrone an evil dictator. All 4 issues and variants of Good Apollo will be available at the Evil Ink Booth (#1732).
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