[SDCC 2023] Marvel Comics Comic-Con Exclusives, Panels, Signings & More!

MARVEL COMICS AT SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2023

Marvel Comics returns to SDCC next week… and so does PopCultHQ! I, Jason Bennett, will be making the drive down to San Diego to cover Comic Con International: San Diego 2023 (SDCC) for the third year in a row. This year, our coverage of SDCC 2023 will be the biggest ever! I’ll be joined by staff writer Joshua Winchester, who is flying in from Chicago to cover the event for PopCultHQ as well. We’ve already begun scheduling interviews with people in the comic book industry, as well as other pop culture businesses appearing this year.

Marvel Comics has revealed their plans for 2023’s Comic-Con. From amazing exclusives & merch, an impressive list of panels for fans to check out, dope giveaways, a huge list of creators appearing, and more, Marvel will be damn near omnipresent at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con!

Peep the info below to see what you can expect from Marvel Comics this Wednesday, July 19 through Sunday, July 23 at Comic-Con!


MARVEL REVEALS 2023 SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON
BOOTH SCHEDULES, SIGNINGS,
MERCHANDISE, GIVEAWAYS, AND MORE

Grab Exclusive Variant Comic Books in Marvel Comics Panels

Stop By the Marvel Booth for Signings, Giveaways, Convention-Exclusive Merchandise,
Marvel Unlimited Subscription Offers, Marvel.com Livestream Broadcasts, and more!

Marvel Comics is returning to Comic Con International: San Diego 2023 (SDCC) with exciting panels, exclusive announcements, all-star talent signings, and thrilling fan experiences at the Marvel booth starting Thursday, July 20 through Sunday, July 23.  Now, Marvel is thrilled to reveal its official convention-exclusive merchandise, booth schedules, signing schedules, and more!

Fans can stop by the Marvel booth (#2329) for the livestream broadcast, giveaways (while supplies last), signings from some of the latest and greatest creating Marvel comics, purchase convention-exclusive merchandise at The Official Marvel Store (#2519), Marvel Unlimited subscription offers, and so much more! Each signing attendee will receive a free limited-edition poster while supplies last.

The Marvel booth will also have epic fan activations and promotions in collaboration with partners including:

  • A new holistic lifestyle collection from Marvel and Kith inclusive of apparel, footwear and collectibles. Marvel and Kith also created a special edition X-Men comic book with an original storyline and custom illustrations that will be available for purchase with the collection.
    • Kith will also host a special tournament using their collaborative Arcade1Up games inside the pop-up. The winner of this tournament will be gifted one of the limited Marvel | Kith for Arcade1Up game consoles.

  • To celebrate the upcoming launch of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, swing by the Marvel booth for a photo opportunity with statues of our iconic heroes Peter and Miles! If you look carefully, a third character may appear in your photo too. Each day, we’ll also be giving away a small gift to those who take a picture with the statues (while supplies last)!
  • International licensed headwear and apparel retailer Lids will debut new headwear styles and an exclusive varsity jacket inspired by the 60th Anniversary of the Avengers.

  • To celebrate the upcoming launch of Marvel Move — an epic interactive fitness audio adventure where you’ll work out alongside the X-Men, Daredevil, Hulk, Doctor Strange, and other Marvel Heroes—fans have the opportunity to grab a free exclusive Marvel running headband, and one month of free membership during select times at the Marvel booth, while supplies last! 
  • Demos, giveaways (while supplies last), and information about exclusive drops from VeVe to get you started on your digital collecting journey!
  • And more!

Marvel Merchandise

Fans will want to stop by The Official Marvel Store (#2519) for convention-exclusive merchandise including t-shirts, spirit jerseys, comic book variants, and more! This year’s apparel highlights fan-favorite moments from Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Marvels, and so much more. Purchase a Marvel jean jacket and customize it with pins and patches available for sale at the convention.

Marvel Panel Giveaways
(while supplies last)

NEW MUTANTS Lethal Legion #5
NEW MUTANTS Lethal Legion #5 – Javier Fernandez & Matt Milla Variant

At the Designing the X-Men: A This Week in Marvel Special Event on Thursday, July 20, attendees will receive a color-focus sketch variant of NEW MUTANTS: Lethal Legion #5 by Javier Fernandez and Matt Milla.

CAPTAIN AMERICA #750 - Quesada Variant
CAPTAIN AMERICA #750 – Joe Quesada Variant

On Friday, July 21, attendees at the Marvel Fanfare with C.B. Cebulski panel will walk away with a stunning CAPTAIN AMERICA #750 variant by Joe Quesada, a dramatic depiction of Steve Rogers wielding Thor’s hammer in one of his most iconic moments.

AMAING SPIDER-MAN #29
AMAING SPIDER-MAN #29 – Leinil Yu & Sunny Gho Variant

Then, on Saturday, July 22, attendees at the MARVEL: Next Big Thing panel will receive an AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #29 variant by Leinil Yu and Sunny Gho, which teases the next startling saga for Peter & Miles!

CAPTAIN MARVEL Dark Tempest #1 - Mike McKone & Java Tartaglia Variant
CAPTAIN MARVEL Dark Tempest #1 – Mike McKone & Java Tartaglia Variant

And finally, on Sunday, July 23, Women of Marvel panel attendees will get a color-focus sketch variant of CAPTAIN MARVEL: Dark Tempest #1 by Mike McKone and Java Tartaglia.

Marvel Unlimited

Marvel Unlimited Annual Plus subscribers will also be eligible this year for a free exclusive one-of-a-kind Guardians of the Galaxy #4 variant by Nao Fuji featuring Star-Lord and everyone’s favorite, Jeff the Land Shark! In order to redeem the comic, fans must come to the Marvel booth (#2519) at the Marvel Unlimited section and show their Marvel Unlimited membership plan screen from Marvel.com or order confirmation for a Marvel Unlimited Annual Plus membership. One comic per member, comics are available while supplies last. Fans can also sign up for a Marvel Unlimited subscription plan at the booth and enjoy special convention savings plus receive exclusive pins, patches, or action figure, while supplies last! Current Marvel Unlimited members will also have the opportunity to purchase an exclusive Moon Knight pin at the Official Marvel Store (located at booth #2519).  Fans should make sure they’ve signed up for Marvel Insider* to have the chance to spin to win one of a number of great prizes like pins, variants, merchandise and more!  There will also be opportunities throughout the weekend to earn tens of thousands of points with special codes at Marvel panels and trivia questions at Trivia Time with Marvel Insider each day at the Marvel booth.

*Marvel Insider is open to U.S. residents 18+ only. Additional terms apply.

Marvel LIVE! from San Diego Comic-Con

Marvel’s social and digital teams will be on the ground at Comic-Con hosting the exciting events in the Marvel Booth and fans at home can experience it all by watching the exclusive livestream broadcast hosted by Ryan Penagos, Langston Belton, Ray Lowe, and Josh Saleh. Fans can stay up to date on the biggest stories and breaking news by tuning in on Marvel.comYouTubeTwitterFacebook, TikTok, Instagram, and Twitch. Tour the convention floor with Marvel, learn about some of your favorite Marvel characters, and don’t miss anything from the Marvel stage and events around SDCC!

An overview of Marvel’s booth schedule, signing schedule,
merchandise, and updated panels can be found below!


MARVEL BOOTH SCHEDULE:

—THURSDAY, 7/20—

10:30 – 10:45am
Welcome to San Diego Comic-Con

11:15 – 11:45am
David Pepose Signing
(Moon Knight: City of the Dead)

12:00 – 12:15pm
Marvel Giveaway Special Event

1:00 – 1:30pm
Avengers: Beyond Earth’s Mightiest Speed-Coloring Challenge
(In partnership with Happy Color)

1:45 – 2:00pm
X-Men ’97 Hasbro Showcase

2:00 – 2:30pm
X-Men: 60 Uncanny Years — Cosplay Event

3:00 – 3:15pm
Marvel Digital Collectibles & Comics on VeVe
(In partnership with VeVe)

4:15– 5:00pm
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 Signing
(In partnership with PlayStation)

5:45 – 6:00pm
Trivia Time with Marvel Insider & Marvel Unlimited

6:00 – 6:45pm
Marvel Giveaway Spectacular


—FRIDAY, 7/21—

10:30 – 10:45am
Welcome to San Diego Comic-Con Day 2

11:15 – 11:45am
Zeb Wells Signing
(Amazing Spider-Man)

12:00 – 12:15pm
Marvel Giveaway Special Event

12:30 – 12:45pm
Interview with Kith Founder & CEO Ronnie Fieg

1:00 – 1:15pm
Spider-Man Zentai Suit Showcase
(In partnership with Jazwares)

1:30 – 1:45pm
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 Interview
(In partnership with PlayStation)

2:00 – 2:30pm
Avengers: Beyond Earth’s Mightiest — Cosplay Event

3:00 – 3:15pm
Marvel Digital Collectibles & Comics on VeVe
(In partnership with VeVe)

3:30 – 3:45pm
Marvel Multiverse Role-Playing Game Showcase

4:00 – 4:30pm
Rob Liefeld Signing
(Deadpool: Badder Blood)

4:45 – 5:15pm
J. Michael Straczynski Signing
(Captain America)

5:45 – 6:00pm
Trivia Time with Marvel Insider & Marvel Unlimited

6:00 – 6:45pm
Marvel Giveaway Spectacular


—SATURDAY, 7/22—

10:30– 10:45am
Welcome to San Diego Comic-Con Day 3

11:00 – 11:30am
Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
Cosmo The Spacedog Meet & Greet

12:45 – 1:30pm
Marvel Studios’ The Marvels Signing with
Andy Park, Director of Visual Development

2:30 – 3:00pm
Marvel Mystery Game

3:30 – 3:45pm
Marvel & Semmel Exhibitions Showcase

5:15 – 5:30pm
Trivia Time with Marvel Insider & Marvel Unlimited

5:30 – 6:30pm
Marvel Cosplay Competition


—SUNDAY, 7/23—

10:30– 10:45am
Welcome to San Diego Comic-Con Day 4

11:15 – 11:45am
Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing, Marco Checchetto Signing
(Guardians of the Galaxy)

12:00 – 12:30pm
Gerry Duggan, Joshua Cassara, Pepe Larraz Signing
(X-Men)

1:15 – 1:45pm
Marvel Live Draw!
(In partnership with BIC)

2:00 – 2:15pm
Marvel Giveaway Special Event

2:30 – 3:30pm
Marvel HQ: Kids Costume Event

3:45 – 4:00pm
Trivia Time with Marvel Insider & Marvel Unlimited

4:00 – 4:45pm
Marvel Giveaway Spectacular


MARVEL SIGNING SCHEDULE:

—THURSDAY, 7/20—

11:15 – 11:45am
David Pepose Signing
(Moon Knight: City of the Dead)


—FRIDAY, 7/21—

11:15 – 11:45am
Zeb Wells Signing
(Amazing Spider-Man)

4:00 – 4:30pm
Rob Liefeld Signing
(Deadpool: Badder Blood)

4:45 – 5:15pm
J. Michael Straczynski Signing
(Captain America)

—SUNDAY, 7/23—

12:45 – 1:30pm
Marvel Studios’ The Marvels Signing w/ Andy Park
Director of Visual Development

—SUNDAY, 7/23—

11:15 – 11:45am
Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing, Marco Checchetto Signing
(Guardians of the Galaxy)

12:00 – 12:30pm
Gerry Duggan, Joshua Cassara, Pepe Larraz Signing
(X-Men)

*Schedule and line-ups subject to change.


MARVEL CONVENTION-EXCLUSIVE MERCHANDISE:

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MARVEL PANEL SCHEDULE:

—THURSDAY, 7/20—

2:30PM – 3:30PM PT
Room: Hall H

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2: Symbiotic Relationships

Insomniac Games’ creative director Bryan Intihar, game director Ryan Smith, narrative director Jon Paquette, and senior art director Jacinda Chew are joined by actors Yuri Lowenthal (Peter Parker), Nadji Jeter (Miles Morales), Laura Bailey (Mary Jane Watson), and Tony Todd (Venom), along with VO and creative director Bill Rosemann from Marvel Games, to discuss the upcoming PlayStation 5 game. Get a behind-the-scenes look at Insomniac Games’ take on the monstrous Venom and how the symbiote plays a role in the sequel to the hit PlayStation games Marvel’s Spider-Man and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales.

4:00PM – 5:00PM PT
Room: 7AB

Designing the X-Men: A This Week in Marvel Special Event

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 C.B. Cebulski (Editor in Chief), 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!

5:00PM – 6:00PM PT
Room: 11

Marvel and Proko Teach “The Art of Storytelling”

Learn the art of comic book storytelling with Marvel and Proko! Join our panel of industry veterans, including Ryan Benjamin (Iron Man, Cable)E.M. Gist (Star Wars, Moon Knight)Sanford Greene (Power Man and Iron Fist, Runaways), and Jim Zub (Thunderbolts, Champions), along with Proko founder Stan Prokopenko and Marvel Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski, 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, 7/21—

3:00PM – 4:00PM PT
Room: 6DE

MARVEL: Heroes, Hulks, and Super-Soldiers

Marvel Executive Editor Nick Lowe 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 with Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski. 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!

4:15PM – 5:15PM PT
Room: 6DE

Marvel Fanfare with C.B. Cebulski

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!

5:30PM – 6:30PM PT
Room: 24ABC

Art of MARVEL SNAP: Behind the Scenes

Dan Hipp (artist), Ryan Benjamin (artist), Sean Galloway (artist), Kai Lun Qu (artist), Jonny Erner (art manager, Second Dinner), and Jomaro Kindred (art director, Second Dinner) take a behind-the-scenes look at the art creative process behind the award-winning Marvel game. The panel includes never-before-seen concept art and video footage and is moderated by Ben Brode (chief development officer, Second Dinner).

5:30PM – 8:30PM PT
Room: Omni Hotel, Omni Grand Ballroom ABC 4th Floor

Marvel Multiverse Role-Playing Game Live Play with Glass Cannon Network

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’BrienSkid Maher, Matthew CapodicasaNoura IbrahimAlicia 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, 7/22—

3:00PM – 4:00PM PT
Room: 6A

MARVEL: Next Big Thing

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), Gerry Duggan (X-Men) and Sabir Pirzada (Ms. Marvel: The New Mutant). Also, attendees will receive an exclusive giveaway!


—SUNDAY, 7/23—

10:30AM – 11:30AM PT
Room: 6A

Women of Marvel

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 MalloyCharlie 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 (while supplies last)!

Join the Conversation Using #MarvelSDCC and Follow @Marvel for Updates


Publisher – Marvel Comics

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