San Diego Comic-Con is just weeks away. Marvel Studios will be skipping out on the event this year, meaning no Marvel Cinematic Universe announcements. However, Marvel will still have a big presence at the convention, and they have just unveiled their panel schedule. And it sounds like more will be announced in the coming days.
Marvel’s panel schedule currently doesn’t have slots for Insomniac’s upcoming Spider-Man 2 video game. It also doesn’t have a panel for the wildly popular Marvel Snap mobile game. But a press release states that “additional information” on those panels will be coming. So we can and should expect news for both of those titles during SDCC. In the meantime, here’s what Marvel has planned.
THURSDAY, JULY 20
Designing the X-Men: A This Week in Marvel Special Event – 4:00 to 5:00 PM PT
Agent M himself, AKA Ryan Penagos (VP & Creative Executive), is here to host a can’t-miss live edition of the This Week in Marvel podcast! Joining him are Krakoan Gardeners Jordan D. White (Senior Editor) and Sarah Brunstad (Editor), Graphic Designer eXtraordinaire Tom Muller, superstar artist Joshua Cassara (X-Force, X-Men) and more. From logos to data pages, new costumes to Hellfire Gala ensembles, Krakoan topography to the layout of the Green Lagoon, get the inside scoop about the creative process behind the modern era of X-Men along with hints of what is coming with the Fall of X. And don’t miss an exclusive giveaway at the end of the panel!
Marvel and Proko Teach “The Art of Storytelling” – 5:00 to 6:00 PM PT
Learn the art of comic book storytelling with Marvel and Proko! Join our panel of industry veterans as they share their expertise on creating compelling stories, developing memorable characters, and mastering the art of visual storytelling. We’ll be covering several topics from Proko’s latest course on making comics with Marvel featuring instructors from the course! Whether you’re an aspiring artist or a seasoned professional, this panel will offer valuable insights and practical advice to help you hone your craft and break into the competitive world of comics.
FRIDAY, JULY 21
Marvel: Heroes, Hulks, and Super-Soldiers – 3:00 to 4:00 PM PT
Marvel Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski leads a panel featuring Marvel’s superlative solo Super Hero series! J. Michael Straczynski takes Captain America to the streets of Manhattan, while Moon Knight roams the roads of Egyptian lore in David Pepose’s Moon Knight: City of the Dead. Meanwhile the Hulk takes control of Bruce Banner as Phillip Kennedy Johnson continues his new Hulk run, and the hits coming in across the rest of the action-packed Marvel Universe. Be sure to stay until the end of the panel to find out what other heroes will be joining their ranks in their own new titles!
Marvel Fanfare with C.B. Cebulski – 4:15 to 5:15PM PT
Past and present Marvel Editors-in-Chief reunite for a panel unlike any other! Listen in on a conversation about anything and everything you wanted to know about the House of Ideas when current head honcho C.B. Cebulski is joined by Marvel Legend Joe Quesada. Never before has so much comic-making mastery been crammed into one panel! But that’s not all – fans who stay until the end will receive an exclusive giveaway comic!
Marvel Multiverse Role-Playing Game Live Play 5:30 to 8:30 PM
A brand new group of Super Heroes is making its San Diego Comic Con debut as your favorite personalities from the Glass Cannon Network bring their unique brand of unhinged role-playing madness to the Multiverse! Join Gamemaster Troy Lavallee along with Joe O’Brien, Skid Maher, Matthew Capodicasa, Noura Ibrahim, Alicia Marie, and Marvel’s own Nick Lowe (VP, Marvel Executive Editor) as they create a Super Hero story that makes the Avengers look like a knitting club. Don’t miss the action-packed, laugh-inducing mayhem that will leave you wondering if spandex suits come with built-in comedic timing!
SATURDAY, JULY 22
Marvel: Next Big Thing – 3:00 to 4:00 PM PT
This is the one you’ve been waiting for – the absolute can’t-miss event featuring shocking announcements about the future of the Marvel Universe! Spider-Man’s never had it easy, but what’s coming for him next will shake the wallcrawler to his core. Plus – things are heating up for Guardians of the Galaxy in the throes of the catastrophic Grootfall. And just what is happening in Jonathan Hickman’s all-new Ultimate Universe? On hand to discuss all this and more are C.B. Cebulski (Editor-in-Chief), Nick Lowe (Executive Editor), Zeb Wells (Amazing Spider-Man), Collin Kelly & Jackson Lanzing (Guardians of the Galaxy) and more. Also, attendees will receive an exclusive giveaway!
SUNDAY, JULY 23
Women of Marvel – 10:30 to 11:30 AM PT
The Women of Marvel return to San Diego! Join us for a lively discussion with Marvel talent across publishing, digital media and studios including Editor Sarah Brunstad, Executive Producer Sana Amanat (Marvel Studios’ Ms. Marvel), VP of Digital Media Marketing Jessica Malloy, Charlie Jane Anders (New Mutants: Lethal Legion), Jody Houser (Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi) and more! What is it like for women working in the industry today, and what is next for Marvel’s woman-led projects? Plus, stay until the end of the panel for an exclusive giveaway!
Unfortunately, it’s not just Marvel Studios skipping out on a big Hall H presentation this year. In part due to the ongoing Hollywood writers stroke, lots of studios are sitting out this year. Netflix, HBO, Universal, Sony and DC Studios will also not be at the event this year. That means it figures to be pretty light on big news compared to last year.
San Diego Comic-Con 2023 takes place July 20 – 23.