San Diego Comic-Con curated guide

We selected the best talks SDCC 18 has to offer!

By Eric Santos | 2018-07-08

San Diego Comic-con Guide SDCC 18

San Diego Comic-Con is right behind the corner and they have published it’s full program! Given that the time and energy is limited, we curated for you the best talks and panels. 

The criteria used was:

  • 100 % comic related.
  • We avoid Hall H or any other room where you need to be in a marathonic queue.
  • People need time to eat / refresh / wonder around the exhibition floor and the most important thing, buy comics!
  • We avoid comic signatures in booths, because it is likely that you will have to wait a long time and will miss some exciting talks.

Please note that some talks overlap! Sorry I haven’t decided yet which one should I go. I leave that task to you.  Having clarified this, this is our agenda:


Thursday July 19

Dc Meet the Publishers – 11:30 am to 12:30 PM – Room 6DE
Dan DiDio and Jim Lee are the forces behind DC Publishing, including DC Vertigo, MAD, DC Black Label, DC New Age of Heroes, and much more. This up-close-and-personal panel gives you unique access to the leaders of your favorite comic book line!


Spotlight on Jim lee – 12:45 to 1:45 PM – Room 6DE
DC Entertainment publisher/chief creative officer Jim Lee (Superman Unchained, Justice League, Batman, Suicide Squad) talks about his 25+ years in the comics industry and sketches your favorite characters live on the big screen. This is a great opportunity to watch the creative process firsthand and learn the tips of the trade that bring DC Entertainment's characters to life.


In Conversation with Robert Kirkman – 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM – Room 6A
Prolific comic book creator, writer, and executive producer Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Oblivion Song)discusses his work across comics, TV, and film, including his newest comic book series, Oblivion Song. Room 6A


Spotlight on Jeff Lemire – 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM – Room 25ABC 
Comic-Con special guest Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer, Descender, Gideon Falls) and veteran comic book editor Will Dennis discuss Lemire's various creator-owned projects and for the first time preview both the upcoming Family Tree and Ascender! Panel will feature Dustin Nguyen (Batman, Descender) and a Q&A session.


Friday July 20


DC Nation – 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM – Room 6DE
Rejoice, DC faithful! The DC Nation is back and better than ever! DC publisher Dan DiDio hosts this all-star gathering with Tom King (Batman, Mister Miracle), Joshua Williamson (Flash), Jimmy Palmiotti (Harley Quinn, The Jetsons), Amanda Conner (Harley Quinn, The Jetsons), and Mark Russell (The Flintstones, The Snagglepuss Chronicles)talking and teasing upcoming stories.


Drawing with Humberto Ramos (Bilingual) – 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM – Room 2
Artist Humberto Ramos will use both Spanish and English to teach drawing techniques.


Spotlight On Mike Mignola – 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM – Room 24ABC
Comic-Con special guest Mike Mignola discusses Hellboy and anything else the audience wants to talk about regarding his career. Just Mike Mignola. No moderator.


DC Justice League – 4:15 PM to 5:15 PM – Room 6DE
Meet the talented minds behind DC's "New Justice" movement as they share their inspirations behind your favorite DC superheroes. Scott Snyder, Adam Glass, Joshua Williamson, James Tynion IV, Bernard Chang, and Liam Sharp have a lot to share about your favorite characters and their fight for justice.


Saturday July 21


My Hero Academia Panel, Featuring Creator Kohei Horikoshi – 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM – Room 6A
Meet Kohei Horikoshi, the creator of the world's most popular superhero manga. Horikoshi Sensei will be talking about his megahit manga and doing a live drawing of one of the characters. But he won't be alone-he'll have some voice actor sidekicks, Justin Briner (Deku) and Christopher Sabat (All Might). This is the can't-miss panel of the show!


Artists Who Write: The Craft and Creation of Comics – 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM – Room 7 AB
Whether it's a superhero adventure, a colorful fantasy world, an ultraviolent crime noir, or a new take on an old classic, creators put a lot of thought into the sequential art that drives stories told in comics. An all-star lineup of Dark Horse creators including Frank Miller (Sin City), Dave Gibbons (The Originals), Joëlle Jones (Lady Killer), Wendy Pini (ElfQuest), and Rafael Albuquerque (EI8HT) discuss turning an idea into a full-fledged story and how they continue to keep their writing fresh.


Spotlight on Peter J. Tomasi – 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM – Room 4
Peter J. Tomasi (Superman, Batman and Robin, Super-Sons, The Bridge) discusses his 20-year editorial and writing career at DC Comics along with his foray into creator-owned books and screenwriting, immediately followed by a Q&A session moderated by Peter J. Tomasi himself.


Netflix: Matt Groening's Disenchantment – 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM – Room 6A
Netflix and Matt Groening give a special sneak peek at the animation legend's newest and much anticipated series, Disenchantment. Get whisked away into the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland, where Matt tells the misadventures of hard-drinking young princess Bean, her feisty elf companion Elfo, and her personal demon Luci. The cast and creators will be in attendance to show you an exclusive first look and answer all of your burning questions about this much anticipated television series.


Sunday July 22


Spotlight on Rafael Albuquerque – 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM – Room 24ABC
Comic-Con special guest Rafael Albuquerque (artist, American Vampire, All-Star Batman, A Study in Emerald) talks about his career, his influences, and how to explore storytelling in different ways.


Spotlight on Macanudo: Introducing the World of Liniers – 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM – Room 4
One of Latin America's most acclaimed cartoonists, Liniers (Eisner Award nominee and Comic-Con special guest), talks about his popular Argentinian daily strip Macanudo, which begins U.S. syndication in September. C. J. Kettler(president, King Features) will introduce Liniers to American comic strip fans.


"Ask Her Anything" Spotlight on Ann Nocenti – 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM – Room 4
Comic-Con special guest Ann Nocenti has written for Marvel (Daredevil, Spiderman) created Longshot, Mojo, and Spiral with Arthur Adams, created Blackheart and Typhoid Mary with John Romita Jr., and was the editor of The X-Men books in the 1980s. For DC Comics she wrote Catwoman, Klarion, and other comics. Her new comic is The Seeds, for Berger Books/Dark Horse, with Marvel's Hawkeye artist David Aja. Nocenti will answer any questions about her 30-year career in comics.


Please remember that this is a comics pride parade and the fun is not only in the convention center but also on the streets!  You can find the complete progam here



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