How & When To Watch

Despite the challenges faced due to a global pandemic, this year’s New York Comic Con is set to bring hours of panels (and plenty of announcements) to fans everywhere through online videos. For comic book fans, that means closer looks at DC’s coming Endless Winter, the arrival of Marvel’s King in Black, and much, much more.

Running from October 8th to 11th, event organizer ReedPop will be taking NYCC 2020 completely online, following the same practice established with San Diego Comic-Con and DC FanDome, bringing much of the originally planned programming to fans everywhere (needing only an Internet connection to enjoy the panels firsthand). And while the comic industry was uniquely hit by the pandemic, the officially announced schedule shows that nearly all major publishers are moving forward — and shining a spotlight on the coming stories, creators, and major events. Which means fans will need to start setting a schedule to consume all the new information and previews (not to mention the NYC-exclusive Funko POPs) on the way.

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NYCC 2020’s panels will be streamed free to viewers everywhere through the event’s YouTube channel, with the largely pre-recorded panels instantly archived to watch later, so virtual attendees need not worry about choosing between conflicting panels. At present, many of the videos set to go live at their appointed slot in the events schedule have been given placeholder YouTube links. So for fans heading below to see a complete guide to every comic book panel streaming during NYCC 2020, the attached livestream links should also be automatically updated with the full panel videos, as they’re published.

Thursday, October 8th

12:00 PM (ET) – DC Justice League: Endless Winter

Andy Lanning and Ron Marz, the cool writing team behind DC’s next classic, JUSTICE LEAGUE: ENDLESS WINTER, are joined with DC Group Editor Alex Carr, in a chilling tease of what’s to come with this mega-event! Brrr-ing it on!

Head To YouTube to watch the full NYCC DC: Endless Winter Panel online.

12:35 PM (ET) – Women of Marvel

Today, telling stories for Marvel means stepping into a long lineage of characters and a vast web of backstories. What’s it like to take on that challenge as a creator? This year, as part of New York Comic Con Metaverse, Women of Marvel invites some of Marvel’s celebrated storytellers into a virtual panel to talk about how they stay true to their creative style while continuing the stories of comic book characters so many people know and love.

1:10 PM (ET) – MARVEL: X of Swords

This fall, ten X-Men will rise, swords in hand, to defend the new mutant nation of Krakoa from mysterious new enemies in X OF SWORDS!! Join host Angelique Roche and an X-traordinary lineup of the finest creators weaving this bold new tale including Marvel Editor Jordan D. White, Tini Howard, Gerry Duggan, Benjamin Percy and Vita Ayala! Guaranteed to bring you unbelievable revelations, memorable new characters, and breathtaking battles, this is the story you’ve been waiting for X-Fans!

1:45 PM (ET) – X-Men: The Art and Making of the Animated Series

Meet the creative team behind one of the most celebrated, revolutionary animated TV shows of all time as they discuss their new book, X-Men: The Art and Making of the Animated Series, by Eric Lewald (series showrunner) and Julia Lewald (series writer). The Lewalds are joined by other celebrated creators who helped make X-Men: The Animated Series, including Larry Houston (series producer/director), Rick Hoberg (series artist), Stephanie Graziano (production), and Sven Larsen (VP, Licensed Publishing for Marvel). Panelists will discuss what it’s like to develop, pitch, design, write, draw, direct, and produce a hit animated series, while showcasing never-before-seen production and promotional materials from the art book.

3:10 PM (ET) – Blade Runner: The Next Generation – 2019 Comic

Return to the world of Blade Runner for a second year with Titan’s bestselling comic series! Hear from the co-writer Mike Johnson (Star Trek) and director of Alcon publishing Jeff Connor, along with editor David Leach. Listen in as they discuss translating this critically acclaimed world to the comic platform for modern day readers, meanwhile expanding the canon of this beloved franchise for old and new fans alike.

3:45 PM (ET) – The Adventure Zone Graphic Novel: The Crystal Kingdom

They’ve done it again! The co-creators of The Adventure Zone have THREE #1 New York Times bestselling graphic novels—The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins, The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited!, and now The Adventure Zone: Petals to the Metal. And if you haven’t read them yet, now’s the time to catch up, because co-authors Clint McElroy, Justin McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Travis McElroy, and co-adaptor and illustrator Carey Pietsch are coming together to discuss each of these books, the process of adapting a podcast into a graphic novel, and to share an exclusive sneak peek of The Adventure Zone: The Crystal Kingdom (you heard that right! There will be a fourth book!) coming in 2021 from First Second. This conversation will be moderated by Erika Ishii (Destiny 2).

4:20 PM (ET) – IDW Presents: The World of Locke & Key

Unlock what’s next in the world of Locke & Key, now a hit Netflix original series! Join New York Times best-selling author Joe Hill (Full Throttle, NOS4A2, Dying is Easy) and legendary artist Gabriel Rodríguez in conversation with series editor Chris Ryall, as they welcome you back to Keyhouse. Be the first to hear more about the next wave of comics and graphic novels in the Locke & Key franchise!

6: 05 PM (ET) – The Sound of “The Sandman” with Neil Gaiman and Friends – Presented by Audible and DC

In celebration of the first-ever audio adaptation of “The Sandman” — based on the bestselling DC graphic novel series that rewrote all the rules — Audible will bring together master storyteller Neil Gaiman, aural auteur Dirk Maggs, and other special guests to reveal the creative process behind this groundbreaking audio production. Panelists will discuss how the source material, including the detailed notes for illustrators in Gaiman’s original manuscripts, was painstakingly taken off the page and brought to life in a fully-immersive listening experience featuring a 68-member, all-star cast led by James McAvoy, cinematic soundscape, and original music score.

7:50 PM (ET) – Archie Comics – Beyond Riverdale Virtual Panel

As the world waits for new episodes of The CW’s Riverdale, the wide world of Archie Comics continues to grow with a variety of fun new comics, graphic novels, and books! Join a panel filled with talent from across the Archieverse including legendary artist Dan Parent, Archie Comics Editor and Betty & Veronica: Bond of Friendship author Jamie L. Rotante, Riverdale: The Ties That Bind author Micol Ostow, Riverdale Diaries: Hello, Betty! author Sarah Kuhn, and Madam Satan author Eliot Rahal as we talk comics, novels, TV, and more! PLUS: A special surprise for all panel attendees!

Friday, October 9th

11:45 AM (ET) – MARVEL: Venom – King in Black

This December… Darkness Reigns! Marvel Editor Devin Lewis, Writer Donny Cates and Artist Ryan Stegman will bring you everything you need to know leading into Eddie Brock’s climactic standoff with one of Marvel’s most terrifying villains in the next shocking chapter in their Venom saga, KING IN BLACK! It’s all been leading to this, True Believers!

12:20 PM (ET) – IDW Presents: Sonic the Hedgehog Comics!

Go fast with Sonic the Hedgehog comics! Join the IDW writers and artists who bring your favorite blue blur to life, one panel at a time. Learn more about what artist and writer Evan Stanley has in store for the ongoing series. Plus, find out what the bad guys are up to in Sonic the Hedgehog: Bad Guys with writer Ian Flynn and artist Jack Lawrence. Moderated by Sonic editor David Mariotte and featuring SEGA of America’s Licensing Manager, Michael Cisneros!

12:55 PM (ET) – Creating Worlds: Building a Comics Universe for the Ages

Dark Horse Comics is known for cultivating creator-owned comic universes expanding the worlds of licensed comics. Join Jody Houser (Stranger Things, Critical Role), Nnedi Okorafor (LaGuardia, Binti), Chris Roberson (Witchfinder, iRobot), and Gene Luen Yang (Avatar the Last Airbender, Superman Smashes the Klan) as they discuss the universes they’ve built up and out in comics and beyond.

2:55 PM (ET) – DC: In Conversation with Scott Snyder & James Tynion IV

Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV – Comics’ biggest superstars in conversation, talking about their current DC megahit projects, DARK NIGHTS: DEATH METAL, BATMAN, PUNCHLINE, and more. You don’t want to miss this one!

6:25 PM (ET) – Beyond the Binary: Trans & Nonbinary Narratives in Fiction

From comics to literature, to video games, being able to both escape and feel seen in the fiction we consume is vital to being part of fandom. LGBT HQ invites you to join our panel of writers, creators, and advocates as we discuss all forms of trans & nonbinary representation in media, and how it can shape the perception of our community. Speakers include Vita Ayala (they/them, writer, Xena, Warrior Princess, Supergirl, The Wilds), Lilah Sturges (she/her, writer, Lumberjanes, The Magicians), and Jay Edidin (he/him, X-Men: Marvels Snapshot, Adventure Time, Thor: Metal Gods). Moderated by Jay Justice (editor, Co-Director, LGBT-HQ).

7:15 PM (ET) – BOOM! Studios: BRZRKR with Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt & Ron Garney

Get your first look at the most anticipated new comic book series of 2021, as the iconic Keanu Reeves, New York Times best-selling co-writer Matt Kindt (Folklords, Mind MGMT), superstar artist Ron Garney (Wolverine, Captain America) and BOOM! Studios Senior Editor Eric Harburn reveal secrets of the series in their first ever BRZRKR panel! Hosted by acclaimed actress & comics expert Tiffany Smith (Supernatural, Masters of The Universe).

Saturday, October 10th

10:40 AM (ET) – Titans of Graphic Novels

From memoir to retelling to identity exploration, these female graphic novel titans created their stories to entertain and inspire the next generation of women. Join Robin Ha, Kathleen Gros, Lily LaMotte, and Shannon Hale as they talk with Comics Beat editor-in-chief, Heidi Macdonald about their process, their visions, and how they managed to carve out a space for their excellence in a male-dominated world.

11:15 AM (ET) – DC: Dark Nights – Death Metal Match Up!

It’s the event of the year with your favorite DC DEATH METAL writers and artists in this one-of-a-kind game matchup panel format! Expect the unexpected! Guest talent includes Amanda Conner, Sanford Greene, Francis Manapul, Jimmy Palmiotti, Mags Visaggio, and Mark Waid.

Sunday, October 11th

9:45 AM (ET) – Judge Dredd: Policing and Satire in 2020

He’s the hardline cop bringing justice to the mean futuristic streets of Mega-City One but in a world where profound and urgent questions are being asked about the nature and purpose of policing, what does Judge Dredd say about ideas around the law, order, and justice? Is the character’s satirical edge still relevant or is it too on-the-nose when lives are at stake? Critics and creators debate the pros and cons of the lawman of the future.

10:55 AM (ET) – Graphix Out Loud: Kids Comics Come to Life

Graphix comes to life with live readings of some of the best new and upcoming graphic novels, featuring Varian Johnson and Shannon Wright (Author and Illustrator, Twins), Maria Scrivan (Author, Forget Me Nat), Penelope Bageiu (Illustrator, The Witches Graphic Novel), and hosted by Raina Telgemeier (Author, Smile, Sisters, and Guts).

11:30 AM (ET) – Reinventing Science Fiction with Humanoids

Since 1974, Humanoids has been devoted to envisioning realities lying planets away and millennia in the future. Our latest books dive into the full spectrum of speculative fiction to answer one crucial question: what worlds will we build for ourselves and what does that mean for us now? Join Kelly Sue Deconnick (translator of Barbarella, Bitch Planet), Jerry Frissen (The Metabarons: Second Cycle), Eric Peterson (Space Bastards), and Alitha Martinez (Omni) as they reflect on these provocative questions.

12:05 PM (ET) – DC | Art in Focus

DC is proud to be home to some of the most talented artists working in comics today. Nick Derington and Riley Rossmo, two of our acclaimed artists, join us for a deeper look into their unique visual approaches to your all-time favorite DC Super Heroes!

12:40 PM (ET) – Valiant Heads to Hollywood

Before Paramount’s HARBINGER movie hits the big screen in 2021, learn all about Valiant Entertainment’s upcoming comic [CLASSIFIED] and witness this bold new take on the classic franchise. Plus, exclusive reveals from NINJAK, BLOODSHOT, X-O MANOWAR, RAI, and more! Moderated by Tiffany of YouTube’s ComicPOP, join writers [CLASSIFIED], [CLASSIFIED], Jeff Parker, Dennis “Hopeless” Hallum, and Senior Editors Heather Antos and Lysa Hawkins for an exclusive look at the future of the Valiant Universe and its must-read new comics.

1:15 PM (ET) – Skybound’s Tenth Birthday

Skybound’s 10 Year Anniversary: Join Robert Kirkman (THE WALKING DEAD, INVINCIBLE) to celebrate the past ten years of Skybound, and where the company is going next.

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