SDCC 2017 – DC Comics Rebirth, Dark Nights: Metal, Dark Matter, DC’s Young Animal, Vertigo, Wildstorm & More Key Panels Schedules

San Diego Comic Con 2017 (SDCC 2017) has the potential every year for publishers to announce big comic book projects. Some years are better than others for comics with SDCC usually focusing heavily on ancillary items like movie, TV, collectibles and more.

With that we’ve sifted through DC Comics panels plans for SDCC 2017 and have picked out the ones with the potential for big comics news to drop from.

Thursday July 20, 2017

DC All Access

11:30a.m. – 12:30p.m.

Room: 6DE

Moderator: Paul Malmont

Talent: Jason Inman, Hector Navarro, Tiffany Smith, Whitney Moore, Michael Leffler

Meet the folks behind the hit program that is all about your favorite topic: DC! Tiffany Smith, Jason Inman, Whitney Moore, Hector Navarro…the names you’ve come to know and love will be here sharing behind-the-scenes tidbits and all out DC fun!

Spotlight on Jim Lee

12:45p.m. – 1:45p.m.

Room: 6DE

DC Entertainment publisher Jim Lee (Batman, Justice League, Suicide Squad, Superman Unchained) talks about his 30+ years in the comics industry and sketches your favorite characters live on the big screen in this engaging panel. This is a great opportunity to watch the creative process first-hand and learn the tips of the trade that bring DC Comics’ characters to life.

DC Meet the Publishers

2:00p.m. – 3:00p.m.

Room: 6DE

Talent: Frank Miller, Dan DiDio

DC’s Publishers are back in San Diego and better than ever! Dan DiDio and Jim Lee are the driving forces behind DC Universe Rebirth, Vertigo, MAD, DC’s YOUNG ANIMAL, DARK MATTER and much more. This up-close-and-personal panel gives you unique access to the leaders of your favorite comic book line!

Spotlight on Geoff Johns

3:15p.m. – 4:15p.m.

Room: 6DE

Moderator: Dan DiDio

The superstar DC writer, President & Chief Creative Officer returns to San Diego for an all-access and in-depth discussion. Be here for this exclusive panel that will give you insight to one of the genre’s most influential people. With the upcoming Doomsday Clock, there will be much to cover!

Friday July 21, 2017

DC Universe Rebirth

11:15a.m. – 12:15p.m.

Room: 6DE

Moderator: Tiffany Smith

Talent: Marguerite Bennett, Julie Benson, Shawna Benson, Bernard Chang, Tim Seeley, James Tynion IV, Robert Venditti

DC Universe Rebirth has taken the industry by storm. The universe has been restored with hope and optimism, engaging storylines and dynamic characters. Come discover more about your favorite DC super heroes, plus hear from the talented teams bringing these stories to life!

DC Metal / Dark Matter

1:45p.m. – 2:45p.m.

Room: 6DE

Moderator: Dan DiDio

Talent: Greg Capullo, Steve Orlando, Scott Snyder, Phillip Tan, James Tynion IV, Robert Venditti

The team behind DARK NIGHTS: METAL, Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, are here to talk about comic’s hottest event! They are joined by DARK MATTER contributors Steve Orlando, Phillip Tan, James Tynion IV, Robert Venditti and others in this revealing hour of comics!

Vertigo: Creator Spotlight

3:00p.m. – 4:00p.m.

Room: 6DE

Moderator: Mark Doyle

DCE Panelists: Jamie Rich

Talent: Paul Dini, John Ridley, Scott Snyder

Comics’ most innovative imprint puts the creator in the spotlight! Come witness the evolution of Vertigo, as we glimpse back at the rich history, and peek forward to some of the incredible things to come. The star-studded lineup features Academy Award® winner John Ridley with a few huge surprise guests!

DC’s Young Animal

5:30p.m. – 6:30p.m.

Room: 5AB

Moderator: Jamie Rich

Talent: Cecil Castellucci, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jody Houser, Todd Klein, Jon Rivera, Gerard Way, Marley Zarcone

Be here as we delve further into the world of DC’s YOUNG ANIMAL, the DC imprint led by MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE frontman and best selling comic writer, Gerard Way (Doom Patrol), with many of his top notch collaborators including Cecil Castellucci and Marley Zarcone (Shade, the Changing Girl), Jody Houser (Mother Panic), Jon Rivera (Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye) and others.

Saturday July 22, 2017

DC Justice For All

10:00a.m. – 11:00a.m.

Room: 6DE

Moderator: Jason Inman

Talent: Dan Jurgens, Tom King, Steve Orlando, John Semper Jr, Nicola Scott, Liam Sharp, Brad Walker, Joshua Williamson

Be here as the creative folks behind your favorite Justice League characters take center stage. Tony Daniel (JLA), Dan Jurgens (Action Comics), Tom King (Batman), Steve Orlando (Justice League of America), John Semper Jr (Cyborg), Nicola Scott (Wonder Woman), Liam Sharp (Wonder Woman), Brad Walker (Aquaman) and Joshua Williamson (Flash) have a lot to share about your favorite DC super heroes and their fight for justice!

DC Celebrates WildStorm 25th Anniversary

1:45p.m. – 3:15p.m.

Room: 6DE

Moderator: Ben Abernathy

Talent: Adam Archer, Ryan Benjamin, Lee Bermejo, J.Scott Campbell, Carlos D’Anda, Sandra Hope, Jim Lee, Dustin Nguyen, Alex Sinclair, Scott Williams

It’s has been 25 years since Jim Lee’s WildStorm first made its mark on the comics landscape with such memorable and innovative titles like WildC.A.T.S., Gen13, Stormwatch, and Deathblow, to name a few. Join Jim Lee and former WildStorm staffers and talented contributors including Ryan Benjamin, Lee Bermejo, J. Scott Campbell, Carlos D’Anda, Sandra Hope, Dustin Nguyen, Alex Sinclair and others for a fun trip down memory lane!


6:00p.m. – 7:00p.m.

Room: 6DE

Moderator: Dan DiDio

Talent: Amanda Conner, Tony Daniel, Andy Kubert, Jim Lee, John Romita Jr, Greg Capullo

The DC MASTER CLASS is in session! Comics’ elite, cream-of-the-crop artists Amanda Conner, Tony Daniel, Andy Kubert, Jim Lee, John Romita Jr and a huge surprise guest are here to share details on their new projects. This panel has the MASTER CLASS seal of approval!

Sunday July 23, 2017

Spotlight on Tom King

10:00am – 11:00am

Room: 24ABC

Tom King and Constance Eza (moderator) discuss the everyday tasks of writing a biweekly comic book like Batman compared to a more under-the-radar project like Vision.

The Annual Jack Kirby Tribute Panel

10:00am – 11:00am

Room: 5AB

Continuing the celebration of the Kirby Centennial, this is the annual panel about Comic-Con’s first superstar guest, the man they call “The King of Comics,” Jack Kirby. Jack left us in 1994, but his influence on comics, film, and this convention has never been greater. Discussing the man and his work this year are Jim Chadwick (editor at DC Comics), Paul Levitz (former president at DC Comics), Mike Royer (Kirby’s favorite inker), attorney Paul S. Levine, and several highly surprising surprise guests. Naturally, it’s moderated by former Kirby assistant Mark Evanier.

For DC Comics full SDCC 2017 schedule including TV, collectible and more please visit here.

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