This weekend, Marvel returns to the one and only New York Comic Con, and in honor of our 75th Anniversary, we’re bringing you an entire weekend celebrating the best and the brightest from Marvel’s long, storied history.
It all kicks off on Friday, October 10th with MARVEL DAY – a full day of panel programming, exciting events, and the largest creator signing we’ve ever attempted! In addition to all the exciting events happening at the Marvel Booth (Booth #1354), Marvel is bringing an unparalleled level of fan service to NYCC in celebration of 75 years of the biggest stories, the best creators and the most iconic characters! We’re making NYCC 2014 the place to be for Marvel fans of all ages as we look back on 75 years of Marvel – and look forward to 75 more!
“Marvel’s 75th Anniversary belongs to our fans as much as it does to us,” says Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso. “We wanted to do something special for such a milestone anniversary. Something that had never been attempted before. With New York City being such a huge part of Marvel history, it only felt appropriate to bring our 75th Anniversary to NYCC in a huge way. Prepare for a celebration of all things Marvel like you’ve never seen before.”
Don’t miss the largest Marvel signing ever as creators past and present unite for the once in a lifetime Marvel Day 75th Anniversary Signing! The can’t miss event of the entire convention, this is your chance to come face-to-face some of the biggest creators across all eras of Marvel Comics! With nearly 75 creators scheduled to appear, this is your chance to meet some of the biggest names from all eras of Marvel!
Featuring Kris Anka, Mark Bagley, Carlo Barberi, Allen Bellman, Brian Michael Bendis, Mark Brooks, Kurt Busiek, Giuseppe Camuncoli, John Tyler Christopher, Mike Choi, Chris Claremont, Gerry Conway, Russell Dauterman, Peter David, Michael Del Mundo, Edgar Delgado, J.M. DeMatteis, Gerry Duggan, Chris Eliopoulos, Danny Fingeroth, Ron Garney, Adi Granov, Scott Hanna, Greg Horn, Sam Humphries, Richard Isanove, Klaus Janson, Marie Javins, Andy Lanning, Rick Leonardi, Rob Liefeld, Ralph Macchio, Alex Maleev, Todd McFarlane, Don McGregor, Ed McGuinness, Bob McLeod, Steve McNiven, Al Milgrom, Doug Moench, Mark Morales, Paul Mounts, Todd Nauck, Fabian Nicieza, Ann Nocenti, Dennis O’Neil, Jerome Opena, Greg Pak, Jimmy Palmiotti, Sara Pichelli, Justin Ponsor, Joe Quinones, Humberto Ramos, James Robinson, Robbi Rodriguez, Luke Ross, Alex Saviuk, Valerio Schiti, Declan Shalvey, Dan Slott, Kevin Smith, Chris Sotomayor, Charles Soule, Nick Spencer, Jim Starlin, Ryan Stegman, Frank Tieri, Alessandro Vitti, Len Wein and more to be announced, you will not want to miss the biggest signing of the convention! All signing guests are subject to change.
Please note: this is a ticketed event. Interested fans should arrive at the Marvel Booth (Booth #1354) when the doors open at 10:00am on Friday October 10th to participate in a random drawing for admission to the signing. Only 75 lucky fans will receive tickets to this event. All ticket-holders will also receive a free copy of the Marvel 75th Anniversary Limited Edition Signing Book.
Also for sale at the Official Marvel Store, the Marvel 75th Anniversary Limited Edition Signing Book is an amazing keepsake and the perfect companion to this weekend’s celebration. A must have for any Marvel fan, this commemorative book showcases some of the most iconic artwork from the past 75 years of Marvel myth-making along with ample space for autographs from your favorite Marvel creators.
But that’s not all! Marvel is proud to unveil Friday’s exciting lineup of Marvel Day 75th Anniversary Panels featuring iconic creators through the years as they reflect on the characters, stories and history of Marvel’s past.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10th
Please note, all guests, times and rooms are subject to change.
Retailer Exclusive: Meet Marvel!*
10:00 – 10:45 AM
For the first time in 75 Years, retailers will be able to engage with editorial in a no-holds-barred Q&A on the future of the Marvel Universe! This panel is open to retailers ONLY – For more information on how to attend, check the Marvel Mailer!
*Ticketed event. Must have additional ticket for entry.
Marvel 75th Anniversary: X-Men- The Shifting Face of Mutantkind
11:00 – 11:45 AM
Join X-Editor Michael Marts as he sits down with the renowned X-Men creators who have shaped the mythos of mutantkind! This retrospective panel takes fans through the X-Men’s publication history and gives them an inside look into the creative process behind fan-favorite characters and books! A can’t-miss-panel for any mutant-lover! Panelists include Fabian Nicieza (Classic X-Men), Chris Claremont (Uncanny X-Men), Len Wein (Wolverine), and other special guests!
MARVEL: Breaking into Comics the Marvel Way
11:15 AM to 12 PM
Have a passion for the inner workings of the comics industry? Curious about breaking into the field as a writer or artist? Sit down with a group of Marvel professionals from every corner of the business, and get insider tips, advice, and first-hand accounts of what it takes to start a career in comics today! Panelists include Talent Scout Jeanine Schaefer, Russell Dauterman (Thor), Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel), Gerry Duggan (Nova), Sam Humphries (Legendary Star-Lord), and Charles Soule (Death of Wolverine)!
Marvel 75th Anniversary: Crafting the Marvel Event
12:00 – 12:45 PM
Sit down with Executive Editor Tom Brevoort for an inside look into how a major Marvel event is constructed, from the perspective of writers, artists, and editors. Hear first-hand accounts about the creative collaborations that brought you Marvel’s biggest stories! Panelists include Brian Michael Bendis (All-New X-Men), Kurt Busiek (Avengers), Tom DeFalco (Amazing Spider-Man), J.M. DeMatteis (Captain America), Al Milgrom (West Coast Avengers), Fabian Nicieza (X-Men), and Jim Starlin (Infinity Gauntlet).
Marvel 75th Anniversary: World Outside Your Window – Diversity in Marvel Comics
1:00 – 1:45 PM
Take a look inside Marvel’s ground-breaking history, as we shine the spotlight on the creators who challenged, re-defined, and shaped Marvel’s perception as an innovative publisher of comics. Join Marvel’s Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso and a mighty gathering of Marvel creators as they discuss the importance of diversity in comics and how Marvel upholds the tradition of presenting the world outside your window. Panelists will include Kurt Busiek (Marvels), Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel), Kieron Gillen (Young Avengers), Ann Nocenti (Daredevil), and other Mighty Marvel Guests!
Marvel 75th Anniversary: Guardians of the Galaxy – Then and Now
The Evolution of the Marvel Cosmic Universe
2:00 – 2:45 PM
Following the smashing success of Guardians of the Galaxy, we decided to take fans through the history of one of Marvel’s quirkiest teams, as well as Marvel’s cosmic universe at large! This 75th Anniversary panel will feature current “cosmic” creators, as well as the writers and editors who shaped Marvel’s cosmic universe! Join us as we go back in time, and get an exclusive look inside the creation of some of your favorite space-facing characters! Panelists will include Gerry Duggan (Nova), Al Milgrom (Captain Marvel), Doug Moench (Inhumans), and Jim Starlin (The Infinity Gauntlet).
MARVEL: House of Ideas Digital Panel
2:15 – 3:00 PM
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 love? Want to learn more about Infinite Comics? Well, this panel is for you, True Believer! Get exciting news from Executive Editorial Director of Digital Ryan Penagos and other guests including Talent Scout C.B. Cebulski, VP CRM Daniele Campbell and others! Find out what’s happening with the Marvel Comics App, Marvel AR, new digital games, Marvel’s vast social media presence and more in this can’t-miss panel!
Marvel 75th Anniversary: Friendly Neighborhood Marvel
3:00 – 3:45 PM
Join Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada as he sits down with creators of past and present to shine the spotlight on Marvel’s street-level characters. This panel will include Spider-Man and Daredevil creators, as well as writers and artists who have contributed to the mythos of heroes like Spider-Man, Daredevil, Moon Knight, Luke Cage, and more! Panelists include Mark Bagley (Ultimate Spider-Man), Gerry Conway (Amazing Spider-Man), Tom DeFalco (Amazing Spider-Man), J.M. DeMatteis (Spectacular Spider-Man), Ralph Macchio (Daredevil), Doug Moench (Moon Knight), and Ann Nocenti (Daredevil).
Marvel Animation Presents
4:15 – 5:00 PM
Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Head of Television) brings you the biggest animation panel in this universe – or any other. Get an exclusive first look at content from “Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.” season two and the future of Marvel Animation.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
5:45 to 6:45 PM
Main Stage 1D
Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Head of Television) and Clark Gregg (Director Coulson) return with exciting news and the world premiere of an all new episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. before it debuts on ABC!
Be there when history is made, as Marvel returns to New York Comic-Con with the biggest names, the best announcements and more!
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