Thanks to COVID-19, there are no in-person conventions this year, but that doesn’t mean fans are completely without their show fix. San Diego Comic-Con is offering an at-home version in place of its usual massive July event, and publishers such as Dynamite already have a few virtual panels scheduled.
The panels promise big SDCC announcements and deep dives into some of their top series. Also look for teasers on future books and plots as well as conversations with top creators.
On Thursday, July 23 at 11 AM PST, James Bond 007 in comic books will be discussed by current writer Danny Lore (Ironheart) as well as Greg Pak (Star Wars, Incredible Hulk) and Reflections of Death contributor Mark Russell (Red Sonja, Swamp Thing). Editors Nate Cosby and Matt Idelson will also share their experience with the character. Surprise guest Steve Orlando of Martian Manhunter and Wonder Woman fame may or may not be discussing a new series with more details coming soon.
Dynamite has been celebrating 50 years of Vampi and will bring the party to a close during the Vampirella 50th Anniversary Finale panel on Friday at 4 PM PST. Christopher Priest (Black Panther, Deathstroke), Tom Sniegoski (Bone, Punisher), Lucio Parrillo, Meghan Hetrick, and Idelson will discuss the lasting appeal of the Daughter of Drakulon, and how they approach her across their different trades, their current storylines, and the future.
On Saturday at 10 AM PST, two huge crossovers are revealed. The publisher is readying two completely separate storylines coming this fall and winter, setting the tone for the ambitious future of Dynamite. Declan Shalvey (Moon Knight, Bog Bodies) is bringing his skills to DIE!namite and will be joined by artist Justin Mason. Writer Dan Abnett (Guardians of the Galaxy, Aquaman) unveils the biggest Dynamite project since Swords of Sorrow. Jonathan Lau, just one of the artists attached, joins in. Eisner-winning editor Cosby rounds out the panel. According to the publisher, “almost every Dynamite character will appear across these bombshell series.”
Below is a breakdown of the SDCC ’20 schedule:
James Bond – 007 in Comics!
Thursday July 23 – 11 AM PST
Vampirella 50th Anniversary Finale
Friday July 24 – 4 PM PST
Dynamite’s Two Huge Crossovers Revealed!
Saturday July 25 – 10 AM PST