It’s two weeks away from Comic-Con, and CCI is releasing the Comic-Con 2022 programming schedule in its annual fashion. We’ll bring you highlights from each day as they are announced.
We’ll also discuss our thoughts on this year’s lineup, including our top picks, when to line up, room flow and more in a special series of live podcasts this weekend. The first will cover Thursday and Friday’s lineup, and will take place on Friday, July 8 at 9:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. PT (which is tonight!)
That said, let’s dive straight into Friday.
If movies are what you’re looking for, then Friday is…pretty light. Collider interviews the directors of dead Pool, The world of Nemoand John Wick in Hall H, and you’ll find Simon Pegg on video (although stars Christopher Lloyd and Ruth Connell will be in person) for Legion M’s Nandor Fodor and the Talking Moose in Ballroom 20. There’s also the annual DC Animated Film World Premiere, which is this year Green Lantern: Beware of my power at 6:30 p.m. also in Ballroom 20. The next Dragon Ball Super: Super heroes the film also gets the Hall H treatment, where you’ll see the first 20 minutes of the film and receive freebies.
You will also find a look back over 32 years of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in a film retrospective at 1:30 p.m. in room 29CD with creators behind the films, the documentary and the toys.
But overall, it’s a pretty light day for movie buffs.
Instead, TV reigns supreme Friday at Comic-Con. Hall H is filled with The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, Tales of the Living Deadand The Walking Dead.
On the non-Hall-H-TV side, attendees can also look forward to a great day of programming in Ballroom 20. There’s Marvel Studios giving fans a sneak peek at X-Men 97, Marvel Zombies, What if…?, and more on the side of Marvel animation. You will also find paper girls, For all mankindand the annual Entertainment Weekly: Brave Warriors panel.
There are also plenty of other televisions throughout the rest of the convention. In the Indigo Ballroom, everything is lively, all the time, with looney tunes, Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai, Smiling friends, Primal by Genndy Tatakovsky, Rick and Morty: Vindicators, Bob’s BurgersFX Little demonand Archer.
There is also The big North in 6BCF; The proud family, Transformers: EarthSparkand Avatar: Braving the Elements podcast in 6A. Nacelle, the company behind The toys that made us and The movies that made usand more, will be on hand at 8 p.m. in room 6DE for a preview of their new Discovered icons series exploring behind the scenes of star wars. The writers of lost in space reboot watch what it takes to do a good reboot at 4:30 p.m. in room 24ABC.
For comic book fans, Friday is a very strong day. You will find dead Pool co-creator Rob Liefeld making “Observations” at 11 a.m. in room 7AB, and a spotlight on comic book legend Scott Snyder at 11:15 a.m. in 6DE. Enter the world of Slaughterhouse with creator/writer James Tynion IV at 5AB at 1:30 p.m. Gilbert Hernandez and Jaime Hernandez are here to celebrate 40 years of love and rockets at 2 p.m. in room 28DE. Jim Lee “and Friends” from DC will review “Top Secret Comics Coming from DC” at 1:45 p.m. in Room 6DE.
A look back at 100 years of Peanuts designer Charles Schulz in a panel in room 24ABC. Get an update on The Walking Dead: Last Mile with a full panel that also includes Yvette Nicole Brown and Felicia Day as co-moderators.
Z2 Comics is here to rock the con with panels featuring musicians and pop culture figures like Schitt’s Creek star Emily Hampshire at 5:30 p.m. in room 24ABC; the cast of The last podcast on the left on a panel with actor David Dastmalchian at 10:30 a.m. in room 10.
Dastmalchian can also be found later at 3:30 p.m. in room 5AB on a Dark Horse panel, to discuss his next series of universes, Earl Crowley. And you’ll even find actor Wesley Snipes at 5:30 p.m. in room 6DE to discuss his new original comic. the exile.
Legendary Comics offers a preview of its comics at 6 p.m. in room 28DE. You can catch a look at the next documentary on Mike Mignola at 6 p.m. in room 25ABC. Mark Waid and Christian Gossett Vila walk you through the process of working together to create a comic at 12:30 p.m. in room 29CD.
Get the skinny on what it really takes to be a comic book retailer at 3 p.m. in room 23ABC.
If you’re also looking to make a difference in the world, you can stop by the Comics for Ukraine panel at 11:30 am in Room 10 to learn more about how you can help. You can also pay tribute to the legendary George Pérez at 6:45 p.m. in room 6DE.
Toy fans will definitely want to check out the Hasbro star wars update at 2 p.m. in room 7AB. And speaking of star warswe’re also excited about “Star Wars and Fandom: The Early Days,” where original Lucasfilm Director of Fan Relations Craig Miller will share stores and give a slideshow at 12 p.m. in Room 7AB.
Players will find two panels for Capcom on Friday, including World of Capcom at 12:45 p.m. in 6BCF and street fighter at 2 p.m. in 6BCF. Kevin Eastman and others discuss Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles‘ history of the games at 3:15 p.m. in room 6BCF.
Then, of course, there’s the annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards at 8 p.m. in Ballroom 20, where creators are honored for their work at the 34th annual event.
Elsewhere, we’re excited about the annual Spike and Mike’s Sick and Twisted Animation Festival, a Comic-Con classic. We can get excited about collecting rare books in “Needful Things: Collecting Stephen King” at 4 p.m. at the Marriott Marquis Grand 10 & 11. Film critic Leonard Maltin gives you the chance to tell him exactly what he’s wrong at 4 p.m. in room 23ABC. Discover the Wonders of Space and the Webb Telescope with NASA at 4 p.m. in Room 7AB.
Looking for gay geeks? You will find them at 6:30 p.m. in room 26AB. We’re also excited about “Transgender and Non-Binary Stories in Popular Media” at 3 p.m. in room 29AB, and Shudder’s Queer for fear documentary at 4:45 p.m. in room 6A. star wars voice actor Ashley Eckstein will chat with RuPaul’s Drag Race Nina West about her upcoming children’s book at 5 p.m. in room 23ABC.
For those looking for an update on Comic-Con Museum, you can join Museum Directors to discuss how museums help legitimize comics at 12 p.m. in Omni Grand Ballroom DE (a new location). You’ll also find the Museum team discussing the new Spider-Man exhibit at 5 p.m. in room 25ABC.
Klingon Lifestyles, which puts on a play every year in Klingon, will perform at 5AB at 8:30 p.m. and it’s a riot. Also in the nightly entertainment, a 25th anniversary screening of Princess Mononokediscuss the legal intricacies of the world of star wars with real judges and lawyers at 7 p.m. at 7AB.
Let’s dive into this: at 5:00 p.m. in the Omni Grand Ballroom DE, you can play comic book quizzes… and win chocolate. It’s hard to think of a better way to end the night.
What will you be lining up for on the second full day of Comic-Con? Let us know in the comments.