With SDCC and most major cons cancelled in the wake of COVID-19, publishers are pushing their big announcements online for Comic-Con@Home. Marvel’s begins on Thursday with “Disney+/Marvel’s 616,” (the upcoming anthology docuseries), followed by the family-friendly “MARVEL HQ”, then, of course, “Marvel Comics: Next Big Thing,” will wrap things up on Friday.
Interestingly, while SDCC is typically a landslide of announcements, it seems that, based on this schedule, Marvel is still catching up with all the news it couldn’t release until now. For example, the main draw of the publisher’s most anticipated panel, “Next Big Thing”, focuses on Empyre and X of Swords – two events announced at C2E2 that were planned to have already hit shelves by now. Meanwhile, the other two panels are relatively void of salacious comic-goss. The Marvel’s 616 panel does bring on several directors, including Community star Gillian Jacobs, to talk about making-of and behind-the-scenes details, but doesn’t allude to any major news pieces. Meanwhile, “MARVEL HQ” offers more activity-oriented content including read-alongs, and “an epic LEGO battle,” as well as a behind-the-scenes look at Marvel’s Spider-Man: Maximum Venom.
For full details on the panel, check out descriptions below. To tune in, you can head over to the Comic-Con YouTube Page where panels will be livestreamed beginning on Wednesday, July 22 through Sunday, July 26.
Marvel Panel Information
Disney+ / Marvel’s 616 : Thursday, July 23, 1:00 PM PT
Marvel’s 616 explores how Marvel’s rich legacy of stories, characters and creators exist within the “world outside your window.” Each documentary, helmed by a unique filmmaker, explores the intersections of storytelling, pop culture and fandom within the Marvel Universe. Join directors Gillian Jacobs, Paul Scheer and executive producers Sarah Amos and Jason Sterman as they discuss the making of this Disney+ original anthology series with moderator Angélique Roché.
MARVEL HQ: Thursday, July 23, 4:00 PM PST
This is the destination for all our young Marvel fans (and their families)! Check out everything Marvel HQ has to offer about your favorite Super Heroes, with a comics read-along, an epic Lego battle, and a behind-the-scenes look at our animated series, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Maximum Venom. And grab some paper and a crayon because we’re going to draw that symbiote baddie together in Marvel Draw! Visit Marvel HQ at www.youtube.com/marvelhq.
Marvel Comics: Next Big Thing: Friday, July 24, 11:00 AM PST
Join Marvel Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski as he breaks down all the latest and greatest coming from the House of Ideas with some of Marvel’s most epic creators! Tom Brevoort, Al Ewing and Dan Slott will dive into the cosmic calamity coming to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in the pages of EMPYRE! An army is gathering in the latest X-Men crossover event, X OF SWORDS, and Jordan White, Tini Howard and Gerry Duggan have all the juicy details! Nick Lowe, Nick Spencer and Mark Bagley will discuss the landmark AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #850 ushering in the return of the Green Goblin! Plus Nick Lowe rejoins the panel to discuss the return of the classic Marvel character, Werewolf by Night, with creators Taboo and Ben Jackendoff!! Be there, True Believers!