San Diego Comic Con and this week and the schedule was released not too long ago. After spending an entire weekending scouring all the panels I was able to finally whittle down my list of what I would consider my “must see” panels for the week. It was a challenging task to say the least given the abundance of great programming and the lack of time to do everything. As per usual I am straying away from Hall H as that has become a quest in itself hat I don’t feel like undertaking as there is probably a queue forming as you’re reading this. Now without further ado here is are the panels I HAVE to be at.
WWE is showcasing a plethora of new mattel toys which in itself is exciting enough. However, given that we’re at San Diego Comic Con the powers decided to give us a little more. So attending the panel will be everyone’s favorite tag team champions, THE NEW DAY! They would just enough but WWE has also decided to bestow upon us, The Phenomenal One, AJ STYLES! With just these 4 attending we have more than enough star power but moderating will NXT commentator Corey Graves! I’ve only got 2 words for this panel. God. Damn.
One of the most well known Batman stories is finally being adapted into the DC Cinematic Animated Universe. More importantly it’s reuniting the two voices most well known for portraying Batman and The Joker, Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill, for what may be their final outing voicing these iconic characters together. Also on hand will be the legendary Bruce Timm as well as the likes of Tara Strong and Brian Azzarello.
Earlier this year Boom Comics announced they would be working with the WWE to produce comic books based on the longtime sports entertainment companies brand. Immediately after this announcement I may or may not have shit a brick. However, details on the partnership were sparse until now! At Comic Con all will be revealed alongside a first hand look of some of the artwork and the major announcement of who will be writing the “Then, Now, Forever” book coming this November.
Nickelodeon’s 90’s throwback block is having a big panel this year. Not only are we getting a reunion from some iconic members from the sketch show All That but we are also getting the first look at the new Legends of the Hidden Temple movie. We’ve been seeing teasers at various cons for the Legends revival and now we’ll finally get some footage and one on one with the cast. it’s going to be nuts!
The TMNT comic book is hands down my favorite comic book currently being published at the moment. Every month they knock it out of the park in both story and artwork. It’s not only an homage to every incarnation of the turtles prior but it’s also forging it’s own legacy, characters, and stories. I would argue it’s the best interpretation to date second only to perhaps the first movie. The panel is going to have the TMNT brain trust present so the future of the book will be well on display with sneak peaks galore!
The Animanics was one of my favorite cartoon shows growing up, it was the perfect mix of education and comedy. The show was so good that I appreciate the humor much more now than I did as a kid as there were so many jokes that went over my head. “Fingerprints” anyone? Well the trio of Warners, or at least the voices that play them, will be embarking on a tour performing several of the hit songs from the show. However, the lucky attendees of San Diego Comic Con will get sneak peak before the show hits the road.
Did someone say Batman? AND Mechs? AND Mutants? I don’t think I need to say anything else here. It’s Pacific Rim in Gotham City and if that doesn’t excite you then you need to reassess your priorities in life. Premise of the movie is this, Mr Freeze turns Bane and Killer Croc into giant mutants that Batman must defeat with the mechs he just has lying around. Regardless of how farfetched this is you know you wanna see some god damn Bat Mechs in action.
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