DC Comics Returns To SDCC This Year!

They're putting the DC back in SDCC!

by Joshua Raynor
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The biggest pop culture event of the year, San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) is just a few weeks away, and DC Comics has announced that they will have a major presence at this year’s festivities!

After the announcement of several major film studios backing out of Comic Con, it’s the perfect opportunity for DC to take the reigns and showcase what they’ve got coming out. With TV, comics, animated films, and toys, DC will have so much to offer, and you don’t want to miss out!

Check out the official press release below for all the details!

 

DC Returns to SDCC’s Show Floor

The Global Publisher Unveils Lineup for San Diego Comic-Con 2023
DC Shop, McFarlane Toys, Cartamundi, Offering Limited Edition Convention Exclusives in the DC Booth
Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment Hosts World Premiere Screening of “Justice League: Warworld”
Warner Bros. Television to Advance Screen Episode One of the Three-Part Max Original Documentary Series, “Superpowered: The DC Story”

[Burbank, CA] DC announced today their highly anticipated return to Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) with a new DC Booth on the convention show floor from Wednesday, July 19, through Sunday, July 23. SDCC provides the perfect platform for DC to connect with fans, showcase exciting content, and celebrate the power of DC storytelling. Whether you’re looking for the most binge-worthy comics and TV shows, the toys and collectibles that you absolutely must have, feature films, or just the most amazing cosplay on the planet, you’ll find it where DC and SDCC come together for their fans.

With a can’t-miss lineup of panels, talent signings, and interactive experiences, DC is set to deliver an unforgettable weekend of programming. Fans can look forward to engaging directly with their favorite creators by attending in-booth signings, including an appearance by DC President, Publisher and Chief Creative Officer Jim Lee and award-winning comic book creator, Founder and CEO of McFarlane Toys, Guinness World Record holder, and Grammy and Emmy Award winner, Todd McFarlane, and more.

Fans can also immerse themselves in the DC Universe during a World Premiere screening of Justice League: Warworld, and discover what lies ahead for their beloved DC characters during panels featuring Joshua Williamson (Superman), Josh Trujillo (Blue Beetle), Tom King (Wonder Woman), Tom Taylor (Titans), Mitch Gerads (Batman: The Brave and the Bold), Nicola Scott (Titans), Tini Howard (Catwoman), Ram V (Detective Comics), Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Action Comics), Nicole Maines (Bad Dream: A Dreamer Story), Sina Grace (Superman: The Harvests of Youth), and more.

On sale in DC’s all-new booth will be a wide variety of comic books, graphic novels, and new merchandise from DC and DC Shop. While supplies last, DC will be selling limited printings of Superman “Big Blue” Edition, Silver Screen Editions of Batman #655, Booster Gold #1, Authority #1 and Supergirl Woman of Tomorrow #1, a facsimile blank sketch cover variant of Batman #655, SDCC-exclusive hardcovers for Nightwing Vol. 1: Leaping Into the Light, Poison Ivy Vol. 1: The Virtuous Cycle and Batman by Grant Morrison Omnibus Vol. 1, plus limited-quantity chase product like the Sandman Helm Masterpiece Edition, and more.

DC Shop will be offering fans limited inventory of three new Blue Beetle t-shirts, a “Dawn of DC” enamel pin, t-shirt and zip-front hoodie, t-shirts with new artwork commissioned from Bill Sienkiewicz, Jill Thompson, Eric Tan and Phantom City Creative, limited quantities of DC caps from 9Forty, a Gotham City Classics Batmobile Collector Pin Set featuring the 1966, 1989, 1992 and 1995 Batmobiles (along with a convention-exclusive mystery pin), and more. The complete DC Shop lineup of comics, books, and merchandise will be revealed soon!

McFarlane Toys (www.mcfarlanetoys.com), founded by legendary comic book artist and writer, Todd McFarlane, is a  global toy company, industry leader, and innovator. McFarlane Toys and DC are partnering to bring iconic and fan-favorite characters to life at SDCC in the DC Booth. McFarlane Toys will be offering pre-orders on DC action figures, poly-resin statues, and will have DC Multiverse and DC Direct product for sale (while supplies last). As a design driven company known for unparalleled attention to detail, McFarlane Toys will have a few surprises for fans to be revealed in the coming weeks!

Cartamundi, the worldwide leader in playing cards, will be unveiling the newest collection of DC Hybrid Trading Cards by Hro at the DC Booth during San Diego Comic-Con. DC Hybrid Trading Cards allow fans to collect designs showcasing iconic art from DC’s comic book history, including fan-favorite characters like Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and so many more. Scan the QR code on the back of each card to unlock its digital twin and join the Hro community. Visit the Hro website on July 12th to learn more about this new collection.

DC Bat Cowl holders will also have a unique opportunity at SDCC. More information to come including exact dates, times, and details.

Highlights of DC’s panels, signings and screenings at SDCC 2023 include:

DC’s engaging panels and screenings will provide exclusive insights into the world of comics and offer fans a glimpse into the future of their favorite DC Super Heroes. Renowned writers, artists, and industry experts will take the stage to discuss upcoming projects, share behind-the-scenes anecdotes, and answer fan questions.

As part of Warner Bros. Television’s Preview Night on Wednesday, catch an all-new episode of the hit Cartoon Network series, Teen Titans Go! and take an unprecedented look at the enduring and influential legacy of DC during an advance screening of the first episode (“The Hero’s Journey”) of the three-part Max Original documentary series, Superpowered: The DC Story, held in Ballroom 20. Superpowered: The DC Story premieres July 20 on Max.

Whether attendees are curious about the next major “Dawn of DC” story arcs or seeking insider knowledge, DC’s panels and partner panels will be an essential destination for SDCC attendees.

10:30-11:30am. Building the DC Universe on WEBTOONMarie Javins (DC Editor-in-Chief), David Lee (VP of content for WEBTOON), CRC Payne (Batman: Wayne Family Adventures), Manou Azumi (Vixen: NYC), Patrick Young (Red Hood), and moderator Rosie Knight (Den of Geek) discuss bringing classic DC Super Heroes to WEBTOON. Room 4

11:00-12:30pm. Max Original Animation Presents Join Max Original Animation for a celebration of new and returning animated series including an expansion in the “Adventure Time” universe, ADVENTURE TIME: FIONNA & CAKE; a new animated series YOUNG LOVE, based on the characters from Matthew A. Cherry and Sony Pictures Animation’s Oscar-winning animated short, “Hair Love”; and a preview of the upcoming fourth season for the fan-favorite HARLEY QUINN. The panel will feature exclusive sneak peeks, surprise guests, and more that you won’t want to miss! The panel will be moderated by Damian Holbrook (TV Guide Magazine). Ballroom 20

11:30-12:30pm. Between Two Toms – DC’s Tom King (Wonder Woman) and Tom Taylor (Titans) are kicking off San Diego Comic-Con together by discussing comics, and more. Celebrity guests between the Toms this year will include Nicola Scott (Titans) and Mitch Gerads (Batman: The Brave and the Bold). Room 6DE

12:45-1:45pm. Gotham City – Whether it’s in the past, present, or future, Gotham City has been the backdrop for some of the greatest stories in DC history featuring Batman, his allies and his foes. Join DC storytellers Tom King, Tini Howard, Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing, Ram V, Belén Ortega and a surprise guest or two to find out what’s to come for The Dark Knight and the other Super Heroes and Super-Villains that make Gotham City the place to be in the DCU! Room 6DE

12:30-1:30pm. Dawn of DC – With epic new storylines, over 20 exciting new titles, superstar creative teams, and villains that have pushed the Super Heroes beyond their limits in bold adventures, the “Dawn of DC” has been in full swing all year. Hear directly from some of the superstar writers and artists behind your favorite stories, including Ram V. (Detective Comics), Joshua Williamson (Batman & Robin), Nicola Scott (Titans), Tom King (Wonder Woman), Joanne Starer (Fire and Ice), Josh Trujilo (Blue Beetle) and Tom Taylor (Titans). Room 6DE

1:45-2:45pm. Dawn of DC: Knight Terrors – It’s not all just a dream! The next chapter of “Dawn of DC” is here and Knight Terrors architect Joshua Williamson (Knight Terrors) with special guests Jeremy Adams (Knight Terrors: Green Lantern), Dennis Culver (Knight Terrors: Zatanna) and more preview what haunts the dreams of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains. Room 6DE.

6:00-7:00pm. Jim Lee & FriendsJim Lee (DC President, Publisher and Chief Creative Officer) is on hand to bring out a few of his friends for discussions and reveals that will have everyone talking long after the Con is over! You won’t want to miss this. Room 6A

9:00-11:00pm. Justice League: Warworld – Be among the first fans to see Warner Bros. Animation’s all-new, feature-length film “Justice League: Warworld” at this World Premiere screening. In this R-rated film, DC’s Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman find themselves in mysterious lands and precarious circumstances with no memory of how they arrived there and only vague recollections of their true selves. There will also be a panel discussion in addition to the World Premiere screening. “Justice League: Warworld” will be available to own on Digital, 4K Ultra HDTMand Blu-rayTM on July 25, 2023. Ballroom 20

12:30-1:30pm. The World of Metropolis – Superman isn’t the only force to be reckoned with in Metropolis. The top comic book writers and artists working on stories in the City of Tomorrow, including Joshua Williamson (Superman), Sina Grace (Superman: The Harvests of Youth), Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Action Comics) and a few more surprise guests, provide exclusive details on what fans can expect in some of the most action-packed comics. Room 6DE

11:15-12:15pm. DC Books for Young Readers – DC showcases some of the creators behind the publisher’s popular middle-grade and young adult graphic novels, with exciting announcements about titles arriving soon! Star writers and artists will be discussing their projects, including Nicole Maines (Bad Dream: A Dreamer Story), Sina Grace (Superman: The Harvests of Youth), Penelope and Jerry Gaylord (Diana and the Hero’s Journey; Clark & Lex), Jeffrey Brown (Batman and Robin and Howard), and Jim Benton (Fann Club: Batman Squad), with a surprise guest. Room 6DE

Meet and greet the exceptional talent behind DC’s extraordinary comics, animation, films, and more. SDCC attendees will have the opportunity to get their comics signed and connect with the writers, artists, voice actors, actors, writers, and directors who bring these iconic characters to life. From seasoned veterans to rising stars, the DC talent signings are an exclusive chance to connect with the creative minds shaping the future of the DC Universe.

Immerse yourself in the rich world of DC through interactive experiences that transport fans straight into the heart of the action. More details on DC’s activations in Booth #4645 will be revealed in the coming weeks.

DC presence at SDCC 2023 outside of the new DC Booth will underscore the publisher’s commitment to delivering thrilling storytelling experiences across multiple platforms, including comics, movies, TV shows, and video games. As DC continues to expand its universe and captivate audiences worldwide, SDCC provides the perfect stage to showcase the next chapter in their remarkable journey.

Join DC at San Diego Comic-Con Booth #4645, where Super Heroes are made, imaginations soar, and fans become part of the story.

For the latest information everything DC, visit the official website at www.dc.com, and follow @DCOfficial and @thedcnation on social media. The DCUNIVERSE INFINITE digital subscription platform (DCUI) is the perfect place to discover classic stories featuring the World’s Greatest Super Heroes; for more information and a free trial, check out the website at http://www.dcuniverseinfinite.com/. DC UNIVERSE INFINITE is not available in all countries and is not intended for children.

About DC
DC, part of Warner Bros. Discovery, creates iconic characters and enduring stories and is one of the world’s largest publishers of comics and graphic novels. DC’s creative work entertains audiences of every generation around the world with DC’s stories and characters integrated across Warner Bros. Discovery’s film, television, animation, consumer products, home entertainment, games, and themed experiences divisions, and on the DC Universe Infinite digital comic subscription service. Learn more at DC.com.

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