Celebrate Wonder Woman’s 75th Anniversary, Meet the Cast of “Suicide Squad,” Be The Batman and More at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2016

DC Entertainment Takes Comic-Con by Storm with the Best Stars,
Characters and Panels, along with the Hottest Comic Book Talent and a
Can’t-Miss lineup of Events

BURBANK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#dcsdcc–DC Entertainment is pulling out all the stops in 2016 to make Comic-Con
International: San Diego an event to remember for the multitude of fans
attending July 20-24. The greatest Super Heroes and Super-Villains in
comics and pop culture, the hottest artists and writers, exciting events
and panels along with some of the most popular movie stars in Hollywood
will all combine to make the DC booth (#1915) the place to be every day
of the convention.


Comic-Con International: San Diego 2016 will be the launch pad for a
yearlong celebration of DC’s famed Amazonian Super Hero. DC celebrates
the 75th anniversary of Wonder Woman with a variety of
activities commemorating her iconic evolution on and off the page. On
Saturday, July 23 from 3:00 – 4:00pm in Room 6DE, fans will be treated
to some of the creative talent at the heart of Wonder Woman’s past,
present and future, along with a few surprise guests at the “Wonder
Woman 75” panel.

Rare Wonder Woman costumes and props will be on display in the booth,
including the original costume worn by Lynda Carter in the 1970s “Wonder
Woman” television series as well as the costume donned by star Gal Gadot
in the upcoming “Wonder Woman” 2017 feature film. Wonder Woman herself,
Gal Gadot, will accompany her co-stars Chris Pine (Capt. Steve Trevor)
and Connie Nielsen (Queen Hippolyta) to the DC booth for an autograph
session, Saturday from 12:15 to 1:00pm. Wristbands for the Wonder Woman
cast signing will be extremely limited and will be distributed beginning
at 6am Saturday morning at the Sails Pavilion with the WB queue via
lottery.

The excitement surrounding Wonder Woman’s 75th isn’t just
limited to the show floor. Beginning Wednesday evening, fans will also
have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to take a photo in the cockpit of
Wonder Woman’s iconic invisible jet, located on the corner of Island and
6th, just outside the San Diego Convention Center in the Gaslamp
district. Illuminating at night, this unique experience will also
feature larger-than-life Wonder Woman art pieces being created live
onsite, with art inspired by her history and upcoming film, by female
artists throughout the weekend.

For fans that like to root for the bad guys, the “Worst Heroes Ever”
will be in full effect at Comic-Con with a host of “Suicide
Squad”-related activities. Throughout the weekend, the DC booth will
feature costumes and props from the movie, in theaters August 5th.
Comic fans will get a big dose of Suicide Squad, courtesy of the DC –
Suicide Squad: Most Wanted panel on Friday from 11:15am-12:15pm in Room
6DE. The Harley Quinn team of Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner will be
joined by artist Mauricet (HARLEY AND HER GANG OF HARLEYS), along with
writer Rob Williams and legendary artist Jim Lee, the team bringing fans
new adventures of these villains-turned-heroes in SUICIDE SQUAD:
REBIRTH, on sale August 3rd.

On Saturday, fans will be lining up early to make sure they meet and get
autographs from the cast of “Suicide Squad” when they make their
appearance at the DC booth from 1:15 – 2:00pm. Cast members will
include: Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Will Smith (Deadshot), Jared Leto
(The Joker), Joel Kinnaman (Col. Rick Flag), Viola Davis (Amanda
Waller), Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang), Jay Hernandez (El Diablo),
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Killer Croc), Scott Eastwood (Lieutenant GQ
Edwards), Cara Delvingne (Enchantress), Adam Beach (Slipknot) and Karen
Fukuhara (Katana). As with the “Wonder Woman” cast signing, wristbands
will be extremely limited; they will be distributed Saturday morning
beginning at 6am at the Sails Pavilion with the WB queue via lottery
system.

Scheduled nearly every hour of the Con, the DC booth will also host an
array of appearances and autograph sessions for some of the best artists
and writers in comics including, but not limited to, Scott Snyder (ALL
STAR BATMAN, AMERICAN VAMPIRE), Tom King (BATMAN, SHERIFF OF BABYLON),
Liam Sharp and Nicola Scott (WONDER WOMAN), Peter Tomasi and Pat Gleason
(SUPERMAN), Hope Larson and Rafael Albuquerque (BATGIRL), Amanda Conner
and Jimmy Palmiotti (HARLEY QUINN), Julie and Shawna Benson (BATGIRL AND
THE BIRDS OF PREY) and Dan Jurgens (ACTION COMICS, BATMAN BEYOND).

Ever wanted to “Be The Batman?” Then come to the DC booth for a hands-on
demo of “Batman: Arkham VR,” the first virtual reality experience that
allows players to put on the cape and cowl of Gotham’s Dark Knight like
never before. From Rocksteady Studios, “Batman: Arkham VR” immerses
players into the gritty world of Gotham City through the eyes of the
World’s Greatest Detective. And if that’s not enough Batman, the booth
with also feature a life-sized LEGO Batman statue. Demos for Batman:
Arkham VR will also require wristbands, available at the Sails Pavilion
beginning Thursday at 6am.

For fans of DC Super Hero Girls, it’s time once again to “Get Your Cape
On” and mingle with the young heroes from “Super Hero High” in real
life! The DC Super Hero Girls will be on hand to pose for pictures and
give autographs to fans throughout the weekend. DC Super Hero Girls
character Katana will also dazzle fans in the booth with her exhibitions
of expert swordplay. Following the success of the New York Times
best-selling original graphic novel DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: FINALS CRISIS,
the heroes return in the upcoming original graphic novel DC SUPER HERO
GIRLS Vol. 2: HITS & MYTHS and the original animated direct-to-DVD movie
DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: HERO OF THE YEAR.

Any self respecting fan knows that no comic book convention is complete
without cosplay, and the DC booth is the go-to spot for some awesome
cosplay get-togethers every single day:

  • Thursday, July 21, 2:30pm – DC Comics Bombshells cosplay celebration
  • Friday, July 22, 5pm – Suicide Squad “Squad Up” cosplay celebration

    • Location: Island and 6th Avenue, near Invisible Jet
      display
  • Saturday, July 23, 5:00pm – Wonder Woman cosplay contest
  • Sunday, July 24, 2:30pm – DC Super Hero Girls cosplay contest

All cosplayers who attend will be awarded a special custom DC Fans medal
for participating (while supplies last).

The DC booth will also include a green screen where fans pose in
backgrounds from their favorite DC comic characters, films and games,
including the Suicide Squad movie, the Wonder Woman comic, DC REBIRTH,
DC Super Hero Girls and the Injustice video game.

Fans will also be treated to a series of must-attend panels spotlighting
DC’s iconic characters, and sneak peeks of yet-to-be released series.
Highlights include:

  • Fans jaws are still agape and minds blown from the biggest comics
    event of 2016: DC’s linewide REBIRTH relaunch! Join moderators Dan
    DiDio and Jim Lee along with some of the industry’s most creative
    talent to see what’s to come! (Saturday – 5:30, Room 6DE).
  • Presented as “Comics for Dangerous Humans,” dive into the disruptive
    new pop-up imprint from My Chemical Romance front man and Eisner
    Award-winning writer Gerard Way, DC’s YOUNG ANIMAL. Joined by an
    experimental group of collaborators, Way will unleash a collection of
    bold new stories that will take the medium to places never before seen
    (Friday – 5:30, Room 5AB).
  • After more than 75 years of stories, the Batman family of comics has
    never been hotter! Join the DC talent behind your favorite Dark Knight
    tales for an exclusive look at what’s next for the World’s Greatest
    Detective and his crime fighting colleagues! With Tom King (BATMAN),
    Scott Snyder (ALL STAR BATMAN), Julie and Shawna Benson (BATGIRL AND
    THE BIRDS OF PREY) and James Tynion IV (DETECTIVE COMICS) among
    others, this is the best time to explore the gritty streets of Gotham
    City! Room: 6DE
  • Be there as top talent from the genre-defying Vertigo imprint such as
    SUICIDERS: KINGS OF HELL.A. writer/artist Lee Bermejo, LUCIFER artist
    Lee Garbett and SHERIFF OF BABYLON writer Tom King discuss what’s to
    come in their current series (Thursday – 4:30, Room 8).
  • Always the most hilarious panel at the Con, the MAD Magazine panel led
    by longtime editor John Ficarra and his “Usual Gang Of Idiots”
    including longtime artist Sergio Aragones and GOODNIGHT BATCAVE artist
    Tom Richmond will be one not to miss (Thursday – 6:00, Room 5AB).
  • Highlighted by stunning new Wonder Woman 75th anniversary
    figures, the DC Collectibles panel will unveil their latest line of
    action figures, statues, props and more (Thursday – 10:00, Room 9).
  • The Graphitti Designs booth #2314 will also once again carry highly
    collectible, exclusive variant comic books available for SDCC
    attendees only. All titles will be on sale beginning Wednesday Preview
    Night, July 20. DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE #5 features an
    exclusive cover from BATGIRL artist Rafael Albuquerque and sells for
    $15 and is limited to two (2) copies per customer. Additional variants
    include BATMAN #1, WONDER WOMAN #1, and SUPERMAN #1 featuring art by
    Jim Lee and imprinted on silver foil, each selling for $10. JUSTICE
    LEAGUE #1 also receives the exclusive convention variant treatment,
    featuring cover art by Tony Daniel imprinted on silver foil and
    selling for $10.

Download the new DC All Access mobile app for a complete list of
panels, behind-the-scenes coverage and in-depth interviews directly from
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About DC Entertainment:

DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green
Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.)
and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating
across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert
with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and
characters across all media, including but not limited to film,
television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive
games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines
each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language
publishers of comics in the world.

Contacts

PR Contacts:
To schedule talent interviews:
B/HI,
on behalf of DC
Nicole Yavasile
310-694-3252
nicole_yavasile@bhimpact.com
or
To
discuss DC’s publishing initiatives:

DC Entertainment
Michael
Shelling
michael.shelling@dcentertainment.com
or
To
discuss DC Collectibles:

DC Entertainment
Sara Ruiz
sara.ruiz@dcentertainment.com