As I’ve been mentioning on our Social Networks and here and there on the website depending on the post we are doing, PiercingMetal will once again be wandering the halls of Javits for the NY Comic Con as a member of the press. With this being the case I’m trying to post some advance things for our readers to know about should they also be attending. Here we go with what is being planned by DC Comics.
The Press Release:
Geoff Johns’ DOOMSDAY CLOCK Panel, Moderated by Lev Grossman, to be Streamed Live on Friday, 6 pm ETEarth M, DARK NIGHTS: METAL and DC’s Master Class Headline Panels as the Massive DC Booth Gets a Justice League Takeover/DC All Access to Broadcast Live from New York Comic Con, Bringing Fans All the Action Straight from the DC Booth!
BURBANK, Calif. (September 26, 2017) – DC Entertainment returns to New York Comic Con with an expansive schedule of panels, talent signings and celebrations highlighting DC’s iconic characters, best-selling titles, and the most acclaimed writers and artists in the industry. Taking place Oct. 5-8 at the Jacob Javits Center, DC’s massive booth in the South Concourse (#1915) will be the epicenter of New York Comic Con for can’t-miss fan activities, along with must-see costumes and props from the highly
anticipated Warner Bros. Pictures film *Justice League*, never-before-seen items from DC Collectibles and more.
New for NYCC 2017, the DC booth will also serve as home base for *DC All Access*, DC’s original digital series. Friday through Sunday from 3-5 pm ET, *DC All Access* will bring fans a packed program of live broadcast segments featuring more up-to-the-minute news, exclusives and talent interviews than ever before! Fans can catch all the action live on the DC Entertainment YouTube channel and on the DC Comics Facebook page.
The DC booth will have everything the superhero fan needs to make their convention experience complete; guaranteed to have fans’ cell phone cameras flashing and social media feeds updating all weekend long, the costumes of Wonder Woman, Batman, Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg from the Warner Bros. Pictures film Justice League will be on display.
Nearby in the hall’s Crystal Palace, attendees will find an in-depth sneak peek of the HTC Vive version of the *Justice League VR: Join the League – New York Comic Con Edition*, a film-themed virtual reality experience. Users will be able to use the HTC Vive’s controllers for an enhanced version of the Super Hero simulations.
Always a huge hit with fans, DC’s popular interactive green screen experience returns to DC’s NYCC booth. Throughout the weekend, fans can take home their own photo souvenir from the DC universe, whether they “get their cape on” with DC Super Hero Girls, celebrate the 25th anniversaries of HARLEY QUINN or *Batman: The Animated Series*, unite with the cast of Justice League to save the world or explore the terrors of the Dark Multiverse with the evil Batmen of DARK NIGHTS: METAL.
For fans of the smash-hit video game “Injustice 2”, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will have demo stations in the booth to test their fighting game prowess. And no convention experience is complete
without plenty of giveaway items to fill up that swag bag! DC will provide fans with plenty of free sampler comic books and catalogs, posters, pins, temporary tattoos, masks and more!
New products spotlighting the Justice League film, Batman and DC Super Hero Girls will be seen for the very first time at NYCC, courtesy of Warner Bros. Consumer Products. It’s a sure bet that any fan will want them for their very own, so DC’s giving them a chance to enter a sweepstakes in the booth to win all of the items on display.
DC’s panels will dive into acclaimed new titles, reveal exciting announcements and showcase some of the most celebrated talent in comics:
The official countdown to the most anticipated series in comics kicks off with New York Times best-selling writer Geoff Johns at the *DC DOOMSDAY CLOCK* panel. Moderated by *TIME* magazine book critic and celebrated author Lev Grossman (*The Magicians*), this panel features a rare look at the incredible art from Johns’ longtime collaborator Gary Frank as this 12-issue series brings the DC and Watchmen universes together for the first time. This can’t-miss panel also will reveal pages from the debut issue before it hits shelves on November 22, with Johns and Grossman discussing in depth how it all began. Fans not attending the con will also have the opportunity to learn about what Johns and company have in store, as the panel will be streamed live to the DC YouTube channel and the DC Comics Facebook page. *Friday 6:00 pm, Main Stage*.
The best-selling team behind DARK NIGHTS: METAL, Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, will share what’s to come in the series currently rocking the industry at the *DC Metal/New Age of DC Heroes* panel. Joining them will be contributors to the New Age of DC Heroes: writers Steve Orlando, Justin Jordan, Frank Tieri, James Tynion IV, Robert Venditti and Joshua Williamson will discuss not only the secrets of the Dark Multiverse, but some of the all-new heroes spinning out of DARK NIGHTS: METAL, creating even more excitement in the DC Universe! *Friday 2:45 pm, Room 1A21*
Comics fans will get the singular experience of witnessing group industry legends discuss their newest projects for DC at the *DC Master Class* panel. DC Publisher Dan DiDio hosts an informal discussion with fan-favorite visual storytellers Andy Kubert, Tony S. Daniel, Greg Capullo, Jim Lee and John Romita Jr. *Saturday 5:15 pm, Room 1A24*
Celebrate Milestone Media, the groundbreaking imprint known for diversity and representation, when *The Return of Milestone’s Dakota Universe and the Launch of Earth M* takes center stage. The panel will include producer/director Reginald Hudlin and Milestone Media’s co-founders Denys Cowan and Derek Dingle, who will discuss the debut of Earth M, along with Kyle Baker, Ken Lashley, Alice Randall, Greg Pak and DC Publisher Jim Lee. Special guest Robert Kirkman will also be on hand to get fans reacquainted with the heroes of the Dakota-verse, with an inside look at an episode of Kirkman’s upcoming AMC documentary series, Robert Kirkman’s *Secret History of Comics*, spotlighting Milestone and its impact on comic book storytelling. *Thursday 4:00 pm, Room 1A21*
Kick off the con with DC publishers Jim Lee and Dan DiDio for DC’s *Meet the Publishers* panel. Be there to hear breaking news and some of the biggest con announcements straight from the publishers, along with an inside scoop on the New Age of DC Heroes, DC Universe, Vertigo, DC’s Young Animal, MAD and more. *Thursday 1:30 pm, Room 1A21*
The Dark Knight returns to Gotham City for the *DC Batman* panel. With a lineup of Bat-talent including Tom King, Cully Hamner, Sean Gordon Murphy, Tony Patrick, Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV, find out why the iconic superhero is hotter than ever and see what’s in store for the World’s Greatest Detective. *Saturday 1:30 pm, Room 1A06*
DC’s innovative, genre-bending imprint and “Comics for Dangerous Humans” will join together at the *DC Vertigo/DC’s Young Animal *panel. Featuring John Ridley, Nick Derington, Steve Orlando, Riley Rossmo, Tim Seeley, Si Spurrier, Magdalene Visaggio, Joshua Williamson and more, this fascinating panel will explore some of the most revolutionary titles in comics today. *Saturday 12:15 pm, Room 1A24*
MAD, the country’s #1-selling humor magazine (in a field of one) is dumber than ever! Join MAD magazine editor John Ficarra and art director Sam Viviano at the *Mad About MAD *panel, along with a host of the magazine’s greatest talent—Nick Meglin, Teresa Parkhurst, Tom Richmond, Richard Williams, plus a few surprises—in a celebration of MAD’s history of hilarious humor and satire. *Friday 12:30 pm, Room 1A21*
Home to the most iconic characters and pop culture history, the DC Universe has been restored with hope and optimism, engaging storylines and dynamic characters. At the *DC Universe* panel, discover what’s to come with the writers and artists bringing these celebrated characters to life, including Mirka Andolfo, Juan Ferreyra, Jorge Jimenez, Emanuela Lupacchino, Steve Orlando, Tim Seeley, Dan Sampere and more! *Sunday 11:00 am, Room 1A24*
The *Sunday Conversation with Dan DiDio* panel returns! Led by DiDio, get an inside look at how some of DC’s biggest names, including Cecil Castellucci, Keith Giffen, Yanick Paquette, Benjamin Percy, John Semper Jr., Rob Williams and Joshua Williamson, broke into comics to create new adventures for DC’s iconic heroes. *Sunday 2:45 pm, Room 1A21*
Graphitti Designs will once again carry highly collectible, exclusive variant comic books available for NYCC attendees only, both in the DC booth and their own booth in the main exhibit hall (Booth #1744).
Check out the* DC All Access* mobile app for a complete list of panels, a schedule of signings, behind-the-scenes coverage and in-depth interviews directly from DC All Access. The app is available as a free download at the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.
About DC Entertainment: DC Entertainment, home to the iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, the Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Since I realize that this is a LOT to digest I’m not really going to add too much in. Sadly, when I go to the NY Comic Con, I don’t generally get into the panels because the wait time in the queue is just too much lost exploration time and I cannot afford to lose that when there are plenty of sights to see and snap photos of. I’m definitely going to pass by the space where the “Justice League” costumes will be because that is always a nice display where they are giving away buttons and free comic books. I try to get some extras so I have stuff to give out once the convention is over. You should consider that as well since its nice to do. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the play by play and watch our Official Instagram because I’m going to load that up with Cosplayer photos and other fun stuff that I snag with my mobile. Alright, review this rundown once again if you think you missed something. Now its back to the everything else but if I learn of anything else that you need to see for Comic Con I will surely post it. Ciao.