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SDCC 19: DC Comics plans a big Comic Con

Despite some saying that its presence will be diminished at this year’s Comic Con, DC Comics will actually be there in a big way.

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It wasn’t too long ago that stories were popping up about big companies declining to showcase their wares at Comic Con this year. DC Comics was one of those, with rumors of no booth on the show floor then rolling into hints of a combined booth with Warner Bros.

Well, that much will be proved accurate, as DC has officially merged its booth with WB. Though there will be one booth instead of two, the move will net the company and its parent the biggest footprint (booth #4545) in the convention center.

Note that DC’s booth will be in the more “entertainment” associated area
  • Get an immersive glimpse into the world of the highly-anticipated, upcoming adult-animated comedy series Harley Quinn in a special booth activation that takes fans inside the comically twisted world of the new series with an Arkham interactive tour
  • With purchase of an annual DC UNIVERSE membership on-site and online, fans will receive an exclusive gift set of four limited-edition comic books with new variant covers, including YOUNG JUSTICE: OUTSIDERS #1, DETECTIVE COMICS #1000, SAGA OF SWAMP THING #21, and DOOM PATROL #19
  • DCU members will have the opportunity to collect an original series print every day in the redemption area of the DC booth. The prints, inspired by DC UNIVERSE Original Series, were made by pop culture artists Doaly, Cliff Cramp, Chris Thornley, and Ruiz Burgos

Plentiful panels

On top of all that, a whopping 47 panels will be taking place. According to DC, this will literally focus on almost everything they do. Talks based on DC-related “comics, animation, TV, home entertainment, toys and more” will be taking place.

DC UNIVERSE’s sizzling summer panels will feature many of the highly acclaimed, critically-lauded original series’ stars and creators. Fans can expect sneak peeks, first looks, exclusive screenings and breaking news for Titans, Doom Patrol,Young Justice: Outsiders
and the upcoming adult-animated comedy series Harley Quinn
during a special two-hour DC UNIVERSE event on Saturday night, July 20 from 7-9pm in the Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton Bayfront. Fans of DC Daily, the one-stop news program for all things DC, can attend a panel featuring the show’s hosts on Friday, July 19 from 10-11am in Room 9.

“We are excited to showcase our original shows and share more news of what’s to come in year two for DC UNIVERSE,” said Sam Ades senior vice president and general manager, DC UNIVERSE. “In San Diego, we’ll embrace the ways in which DC UNIVERSE provides real-life membership benefits like no other service, designed specifically for DC fans. After last year’s amazingly successful introduction at SDCC, we’re thrilled to focus on the members who have made the service home to their DC fandom by offering unique, interesting experiences only we can provide.”

DC Comics press release

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