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Wednesday, July 20, 6:00PM

Preview Night Giveaway!

Take your pick of a story starring your favorite characters!



Thursday, July 21, 9:30AM

Limited Edition Collector’s ARC Giveaway

This fall’s blockbuster fantasy from #BookTok phenomenon Alex Aster!

Bringing Back Marvel Classics for Today’s Readers for All Ages

10:00 A.M. Room: 28DE

Join Sven Larsen (VP, Licensed Publishing, Marvel Entertainment), Charles Kochman (Editorial Director, Abrams ComicArts), Andrew Smith (SVP, Publisher Abrams Children’s Books and ComicArts), and special guest Matthew Reinhart (New York Times bestselling paper engineer) as they discuss the legacy of classic Marvel Comics, and how new books for readers of all ages are bringing classic characters and storylines to a new generation. The panel will talk and give a sneak preview of new releases such as Alex Ross’s Fantastic Four: Full CircleMarvel Classic Black Light Collectible Poster PortfolioThe Uncanny X-Men Trading Cards, as well as other recent Marvel releases published by Abrams, and Reinhart will share pages from his upcoming book Marvel Super Heroes: The Ultimate Pop-Up Book.

Signing: Matthew Reinhart

11:30 AM

Matthew Reinhart will sign Marvel Super Heroes: The Ultimate Pop-Up Book Con Exclusive Print

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Going Viral: The Power of BookTok

3:00 P.M. Room: 28DE

Join BookTok stars and authors Alex Aster (author, Lightlark), Chloe Gong (author, These Violent Delights), and Adam Silvera (author, They Both Die at the End) to discuss the power of BookTok, the secrets of the platform, and how one TikTok video changed their lives. Alex, Chloe, and Adam will discuss their favorite books and invite audience members to give their own recommendations. A final “SDCC BookTok TBR list” will be shared on social after the panel. There will also be surprise announcements.

Signing: Alex Aster

4:30 P.M.

Alex Aster will sign Lightlark Limited Edition Collector’s ARCs

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Masters of the Universe: 40 Years

3:00 P.M. Room: Hall H

Kevin Smith (Netflix’s Masters of the Universe: Revelation) interviews some of the greats from MOTU’s history, including talent and creators from each era, spanning toys, film, TV, and publishing, including ABRAMS author Gregory Mone (He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: The Hunt for Moss Man). Hear why MOTU has been a pop culture sensation for four decades and get a sneak peek at what’s to come.

Signing: Gregory Mone

6:30 P.M.

Gregory Mone will sign He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: The Hunt for Moss Man

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Abrams ComicArts

4:00 P.M. Room: 25ABC

Join Abrams ComicArts Editorial Director Charles Kochman and Abrams ComicArts Senior Editor Charlotte Greenbaum for a sneak preview of the upcoming fall list—the imprint’s biggest season yet. Special guests include Brian Michael Bendis (Peabody Award- and five-time Eisner Award-winning co-creator of Miles Morales, Jessica Jones, and Naomi, and New York Times bestselling author) who will discuss his upcoming graphic novel series Phenomena (coauthored and illustrated by André Lima Araújo); Brian Fies (Eisner Award- and Harvey Award-winning author of Mom’s Cancer) who will discuss his upcoming graphic novel, The Last Mechanical Monster; and Chip Kidd (Eisner Awardwinning author, graphic designer, and editor-at-large at Pantheon) who will discuss his recent book Fantastic Four No. 1: Panel by Panel. Also included are special announcements, surprise guests, and Comic-Con giveaways.

Signing: Brian Michael Bendis

5:30 P.M.

Brian Michael Bendis will sign Phenomena and Brian Fies will sign A Fire Story

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Friday, July 22, 9:30AM

Choose your next page-turning read!

Signing: John Jennings

1:30 P.M.

John Jennings will sign KindredParable of the Sower, and After the Rain, Alverne Ball will sign Across the Tracks, and Steven Barnes will sign The Eightfold Path

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Signing: Mark Evanier and Chip Kidd

2:30 P.M.

Mark Evanier and Chip Kidd will sign Fantastic Four No. 1: Panel by Panel

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Signing: Brandon T. Snider

4:30 P.M.

Brandon T. Snider will sign Rube Goldberg and His Amazing Machines

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Abrams ComicArts: Megascope Books

5:00 P.M. Room: 9

Join bestselling comics creator John Jennings as he introduces Megascope, a newly launched line of graphic novels from Abrams ComicArts dedicated to showcasing speculative and non-fiction works by and about people of color, with a focus on science fiction, fantasy, horror, history, and stories of magical realism. Jennings will share the creative process and vision behind the line, highlight recent releases, and give a sneak preview of what’s coming up. Joining the panel are Megascope authors Alverne Ball (Across the Tracks), Tananarive Due, Steven Barnes, and Marco Finnegan (The Keeper); Jeremy Love (The Resurrectionists), and Abrams ComicArts Senior Editor Charlotte Greenbaum.



Saturday, July 23, 9:30AM

Take home a novel packed full of epic world-building and Black Girl magic!

First You MARCH; Then you RUN

10:00 A.M. Room: 6DE

First you MARCH, then you RUN. Join a special gathering of Congressman John Lewis’s collaborators on RUN, the acclaimed follow-up to his National Book Award-winning and #1 bestselling graphic novel series MARCH, to celebrate the astounding creativity and influence of John Lewis’s unparalleled journey as a comics creator. Artists Nate Powell and L. Fury, along with John Lewis’s longtime collaborator, congressional aide, and co-author Andrew Aydin as well as the late Congressman’s son John-Miles Lewis, will discuss the making of RUN, comics’ unique role in US history, and the special place Comic-Con held in the civil rights icon’s heart. The panel will be followed by a “Children’s March” held in tribute to the marches led by Congressman Lewis at Comic-Con over the years.

Signing: Andrew Aydin, John-Miles Lewis, L. Fury, and Nate Powell

12:00 P.M.

Andrew Aydin, John-Miles Lewis, L. Fury, and Nate Powell will sign Run: Book One

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Water, Earth, Fire, Air: Continuing the Avatar Legacy

12:30 P.M. Room: 24ABC

ABRAMS, Dark Horse Comics, and Magpie Games are thrilled to treat fans to a panel worthy of the Avatar! Join publishing’s creators and writers of Avatar, The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, F. C. Yee (author, Chronicles of the Avatar), Brendon Conway (co-owner, Magpie Games), and Janet Varney (voice, The Legend of Korra animated series), and moderator Cara O’Neil (Senior Director of Marketing, Dark Horse Comics) to explore the past, present, and future of the beloved world.

Signing: Rose Eveleth

1:30 P.M.

Rose Eveleth will sign Flash Forward

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Signing: F. C. Yee

2:00 P.M.

F. C. Yee will sign Avatar, The Last Airbender: The Dawn of Yangchen Con Exclusive Edition

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Signing: Nate Powell

3:00 P.M.

Nate Powell will sign Save It for Later and Run: Book One

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Abrams ComicArts: Surely Books

4:00 P.M. Room: 29AB

Join bestselling author Mariko Tamaki as she introduces Surely Books, a newly launched line of graphic novels from Abrams ComicArts dedicated to expanding the presence of LGBTQIA creators and content in the comics world. Tamaki will share the creative process and vision behind the line, highlight recent releases, and give a sneak preview of what’s coming up. Joining the panel are Surely authors Grace Ellis (Flung Out of Space), Talia Dutton (M Is for Monster), and Josh Trujillo (Washington’s Gay General) and Abrams ComicArts Senior Editor Charlotte Greenbaum.

Signing: Mariko Tamaki, Grace Ellis, and Talia Dutton

5:30 P.M.

Mariko Tamaki will sign Lumberjanes #1: Unicorn Power!, Grace Ellis will sign Flung Out of Space, and Talia Dutton will sign M Is for Monster

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The Wild History and Peculiar Influence of Underground Comix

11:15 A.M. Room: 5AB

Brian Doherty, author of a new history of underground comix, Dirty Pictures: How an Underground Network of Nerds, Feminists, Misfits, Geniuses, Bikers, Potheads, Printers, Intellectuals, and Art School Rebels Revolutionized Art and Invented Comix, will lead a discussion with Gary Groth (longtime editor of The Comics Journal and publisher of Fantagraphics) and renowned cartoonist Gilbert Hernandez (Love and Rockets) about the past, present, and future of underground comix’s impact on the comics form, discussing how a legacy of graphic transgression, often hilarious and frequently troubling, by the likes of Robert Crumb, S. Clay Wilson, Howard Cruse, Art Spiegelman, Diane Noomin, Spain Rodriguez, and Aline Kominsky-Crumb blew open a space for the exploration of autobiographical feminism, gay coming-of-age, and comics-as-museum-worthy art while remaining as crude, vulgar, and hilarious as comics can get.

Signing: Brian Doherty

1:00 P.M.

Brian Doherty will sign Dirty Pictures

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