Marvel has Returned to Comic-Con!

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Marvel is one of the big buzzwords that grabs the attention of a boundless fanbase eager to see, read and view past, current or future entries into this rich and iconic universe. It was announced recently that Marvel Studios will not make a panel appearance at San Diego Comic-Con’s Hall H (the mecca of pending blockbusters) due to the Writers Guild of America strikes. While this fact still remains true, Marvel Entertainment will still have a strong presence at the international pop culture fan event with panels, giveaways, signings and merchandise.

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The Convention released a partial list of the upcoming panels that fans can expect to see:

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  • Designing the X-Men: A This Week in Marvel Special Event – This will be a live edition of the ‘This Week in Marvel’ podcast. It will be hosted by the VP and Creative Executive of Marvel Digital Communications, Ryan Penagos. He will be joined by Jordan D. White (senior editor), Sarah Brunstad (editor), Tom Muller (graphic designer) and Joshua Cassara (artist for X-Men & X-Force). They will discuss the creative measures needed to modernize the X-Men, give hints about the new comic series, ‘Fall of X’ and present exclusive giveaways.
  • Marvel and Proko Teach “The Art of Storytelling” – Comic Industry veterans will share their wisdom and advice in how to create captivating stories, develop iconic characters and perfect the art of visual storytelling.
  • Marvel: Heroes, Hulks, and Super-Soldiers – Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief, C.B. Cebulski, will lead a panel that will unveil the newest titles for beloved heroes, such as Captain America, Moon Knight, and The Hulk to fans.
  • Marvel Fanfare with C.B. Cebulski – The current Marvel Editior-in-Chief will reunite with his predecessors to discuss with fans anything about this ever-expanding Universe.
  • Marvel Multiverse Role-Playing Game Live Play – The Glass Cannon Network will host and present a roster of  players to become their own superheroes in a hilarious and action-packed role-playing experience.
  • Marvel: Next Big Thing – This panel will make highly-anticipated announcements of long-awaited storylines for characters like, Spider-Man and the Guardians of the Galaxy.
  • Women of Marvel – Marvel heads like Sarah Brunstad (editor), Sana Amanat (Marvel Studios Executive Producer), Jessica Malloy (VP of Digital Media Marketing), and others have a spirited discourse on what is like for women working in the industry currently.
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Marvel Studios may be the universe that grabs most attention, but these panels will offer Marvel fans an opportunity to engage their passions for this universe through other engrossing mediums. Marvel is a brand that continues to develop and expand upon the lore of its universe that has existed long before 2008 and was not restricted in its storytelling abilities due to film rights issues with its competitors. This news may detract some Marvel fans, but it is reassuring to see that this entertainment mainstay will have a presence at the Convention.

Who else is going to San Diego Comic-Con? Do you plan to go to any of these panels?


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