by Aaron Einhorn
Yesterday, we gave you a look at DC’s plans for this year’s San Diego Comic Con. Now, we’ve got the same kind of list of offerings from our good friends at Marvel.
You can expect to see Comic Hero News cover some of these panels, but we can’t be at all of them. So, here’s what the offerings from the House of Ideas are.
THURSDAY, JULY 12
Breaking Into Comics The Marvel Way
You have the talent. You have the imagination. You have the “Go get ‘em, Tiger” determination that would make the Bullpen proud. But where do you go from there? Discover the next step in your budding comics career with world-renowned talent scout C.B. Cebulski, David Marquez (Ultimate Comics Spider-Man), Sam Humphries (Ultimate Comics Ultimates) and more as they give you all the right pointers towards getting a foot in the door at Marvel Comics. Discussing all entry points across every department, this can’t-miss panel is a must for all Marvel hopefuls!
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Pacific
House of Ideas
Love having the best comics in the industry on your mobile devices? Want to know how Marvel stays on the cutting edge of technology while bringing you what you’ve come to love? Well, this panel is for you, True Believer! Get exciting news from Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada on what’s happening on the Marvel Comics App, Marvel Dot Com, Marvel’s vast social media presence and more in this can’t-miss panel.
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Pacific
Next Big Thing
The Marvel Universe is where the biggest comic stories happen–so wouldn’t you like to be the first to know what we’ve got planned? Get the latest news on Marve’s plan for their biggest heroes and villains, with some surprises along the way! Join editor Sana Amanat, Editor in Chief Axel Alonso, Marvel talent scout C.B. Cebulski and more as they answer all your burning questions while giving you a sneak peek at the future of Marvel!
4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Pacific
Friday, July 13
The Ultimate Universe will be shaken to its core in the mega-event Divided We Fall. But what happens after the fall? Find out with writer Sam Humphries (Ultimate Comics Ultimates), Ultimate Comics editor Sana Amanat, Editor in Chief Axel Alonso and more as they detail the shocking revelations surrounding Divided We Fall.
12:30 p.m.-1:30p.m. Pacific
Cup O’ Joe
This is it, Mighty Marvel fans – the no-holds-barred, anything goes, full of surprises panel you wait all year for! Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada takes on all questions, shocks the audience with jaw-dropping announcements, and keeps you guessing along with guests including Marvel’s Head of Television Jeph Loeb, SVP of Creator & Content Development C.B. Cebulski and Editor in Chief Axel Alonso and more!. You never know who will show up but you better be here, because this is the panel that everyone will be talking about!
3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m. Pacific
The All Winners Squad
Over the years Marvel has been known to assemble some of its greatest Super Heroes at SDCC. This year fans are invited to witness the introduction of an entirely new team (and, at least, they think they are great) as they take to the stage for the first time ever. You won’t believe your eyes (or ears) when you see this collection of awesomeness gather and share the inside scoop on what it’s really like to be a Marvel Super Hero. Who are these mysterious Super Heroes??? Join us in welcoming them to the Marvel A-List with moderator Morgan Spurlock! Plus, there’s always the promise of free swag…but don’t hold us to that!
5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Pacific
SATURDAY, JULY 14
Marvel Television Presents
Marvel’s Head of TV, Jeph Loeb, brings the scoop on Season 2 of the hit animated series, Ultimate Spider-Man, along with a never-before-seen episode… And a glimpse of the other heroes joining Marvel Universe on Disney XD! Plus, get the update on other hot Marvel Animation Studios projects including Marvel Knights Animation, Marvel anime – and more surprises from Marvel Television.
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Pacific
Marvel Video Games
Learn all about Gazillion’s Marvel Heroes MMO, Ubisoft’s Avengers: Battle for Earth and more future Marvel games – including an announcement from Activision and High Moon Studios that is sure to be a HIT! Q&A will follow.
1:45 p.m.-2:45 p.m. Pacific
Avengers Vs. X-Men
The battle between the Avengers and the X-Men rages on in this cosmos-shattering event! All your favorite super heroes enter — and only one team will emerge victorious! You’ve got questions and these people have the answers! Editor in Chief Axel Alonso, Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, X-Men editor Nick Lowe, SVP of Creator & Content Development C.B. Cebulski and more are on hand to lay out what’s going on with the epic battle surrounding the X-Men’s Phoenix Five and the Avengers!
2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Pacific
Adam Biehl (senior director, global Marvel line at Hasbro), Jesse Falcon (licensing director, Marvel), Dwight Stall (senior Marvel product design Manager, Hasbro) and Kristin Hamilton (senior manager, global Marvel line at Hasbro), discuss Hasbro’s popular Marvel Legends, Marvel Universe, The Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man, and Marvel Bonka Zonks toy lines. Attendees will also get a sneak peek at upcoming, never-before-seen action figures. Adam, Jesse, Dwight and Kristin will also host some Q&A for your burning Marvel action figure questions!
4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Pacific
Marvel Studios: Iron Man 3
Producer Kevin Feige and special guests provide an inside look at the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe.
6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Pacific
SUNDAY JULY 15
Women of Marvel
From Ms. Marvel to the X-Men, from tumblr to Twitter, women in comics has been one of the most talked-about topics in comics for the last year. Join the conversation as women from every discipline in the creative process at Marvel discuss what it’s like working as a woman in comics today, and what it means for the future of the industry. These ladies are smashing through the four-color ceiling! Guests include editors Jeanine Schaefer and Sana Amanat.
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Pacific
There’s NO TURNING BACK for Spider-Man! The Lizard is back and only Spider-Man has a chance of curing him! Find out all the details right here on what’s going on with your favorite wall-crawler on the eve of his 50th Anniversary in August! That’s right, Marvel’s Editor in Chief, Axel Alonso and more will be taking any and all questions from YOU the fans! With earth-shattering announcements that will change the life of Peter Parker for ANOTHER 50 years, this is one panel that no Spidey fan can miss!
12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Pacific