LEGO is bringing a rather classic exclusive: Superman in his very first comic book cover. This will definitely be one of the items all your friends beg you to pick up.
You know we're going to see some Mike Morales Spider-Man cosplay at SDCC.
A brooding Batman:Arkham Knight trailer dropped. Tantalizing, but E3 dropped plenty of other exciting trailers too so I'm having a hard time picking a top new game contender for the Con.
How do you feel about Heroes Reborn? The studio clearly wants fans to understand that the new show won't repeat the mistakes of the old show; I think that the buzz coming out of the Comic-Con panel will have serious media legs in terms of setting expectations. By the way, we got a premiere date: 24 September. That's a Thursday.
New event alert! The 1st Annual Black Girl Nerds of Color Meetup is Saturday, 11 July, 9 pm at the Hyatt.
Kidrobot and Wuzone are bringing their first collaborative piece to SDCC. And of course Funko bestowed wave 7 upon us.
SDCC attendees can be the first in the world to see the "Rogue Cut" of X-Men: Days of Future Past at Reading Cinema, Saturday night of the Con.
Did you know Saved By The Bell is now a graphic novel? And that it releases on 1 July, meaning it will be at Comic-Con, courtesy of IDW? Before you sneer at this, know that it features the work of the illustrious Chynna Clugston Flores, who dazzled us all on Blue Monday. I've never even seen SBTB but I'm picking this up for that reason alone.
Marvel announced their TV panels: Agent Carter and Agents of SHIELD in Ballroom 20 at 3 on Friday; Marvel Animation Presents in 6BCF at 10:30 on Saturday.
Hannibal was canceled! So no panel, I'm guessing. BUT Bryan Fuller said, "Hannibal is finishing his last course at NBC's table this summer but a hungry cannibal can always dine again." So maybe another network will pick it up? Netflix maybe? (FYI - I still have the CD they gave out last year in the Hannibal panel I sat through to see Penny Dreadful. If you'll be at SDCC and you want it, let me know.)
Onto Con*Quest Journals and a few deals you should know about. First - The Mary Sue is giving away a very lux-looking Companion's journal and bag. The contest ends Wednesday so be quick about it. Also: if you buy a journal on Con*Quest's site with promo code SDCC, you get a free bag with it.
You can vote on which Star Wars character you'd like to see made into an action figure; the winner will be announced at SDCC.
Penny Dreadful is giving away board games, books & the opportunity to be transformed into a character by makeup artist Alexys Fleming.
And a future SDCC note: ex-Batman Michael Keaton is making a movie out of Boom! comic "Imagine Agents." This is about childhood imaginary friends being real and it's at Fox, just like the Lumberjanes movie.
It's shaping up to be an exciting week - especially since we're just about 60 hours from Thursday programming getting announced.