5 Things We’re Most Looking Forward to at New York Comic Con 2017

Lucas DeRuyter
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New York Comic Con is right around the corner. The massive four-day event draws in over a hundred thousand attendees and brings pop culture enthusiasts together from all over the world. While there’s sure to be a wealth of news and information to come out of this year’s event, here are the five things we can’t wait to see.

Stan Against Evil Season Two Premiere

If you enjoy a side of humor with your blood and gore, then the Stan Against Evil panel has you covered. The panel includes a chat with the show’s stars, John C. McGinley and Janet Varney, and an exclusive screening of the Stan Against Evil second season premiere.

While the season two trailer that came out at San Diego Comic-Con got fans psyched for the horror-comedy show’s return, it will be interesting to see how the first episode kicks off the new season. It’ll definitely be tough to top the weirdness of the first season, but we’re sure they have something up their sleeve.

Archer: Danger Island Trailer

Archer is, undoubtedly, one of the best animated shows on TV right now. Its style, writing, and commitment to absurdity have made it one of the best comedies on FX; and that’s saying something when your competition is It’s Always Sunny and Louie. Even if the show did peter out a bit between the sixth and seventh seasons, season eight came back swinging and is perhaps the best season of Archer to date.

The Archer: Danger Island panel is bound to be a treat for new and old fans of the series. Not only will the NYCC panel feature nearly every major cast member (with Judy Greer the only absentee), but will also screen an exclusive sneak peek of the upcoming ninth season. Finally, we’ll see what the next season has in store and when to expect it. Not to mention we’ll finally get to see what a parrot Dr. Krieger looks and sounds like too.

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This year’s New York Comic Con is primed to be a treat for anime fans. Between industry panels for both Crunchyroll and Funimation as well as appearances from Fairy Tail author Hiro Mashima, there’s something for fans of dubs, subs, and manga alike. Who knows? Now that the Fairy Tail manga has wrapped up and the anime has been confirmed to be ending in 2018, we may even find out what Mr. Mashima’s next project will be.

During the Funimation panel, attendees can expect to discover which upcoming anime for the fall 2017 season will receive an English dubbing and which voice actors will bring these characters to Western audiences.

If you’re heading to the Crunchyroll panel, you can expect to learn all about the subbed anime coming out this fall, and a bit more about what’s in store for anime in 2018. So far, there’s a lot of concern and hype for One Punch Man season two and plenty of fans are speculating that the new Black Clover anime might just be able to fill the Fairy Tail-shaped hole in our hearts.

Pacific Rim: Uprising Trailer #2

Pacific Rim — the film that almost single-handedly revived the giant monster movie genre — is back in the form of Pacific Rim: Uprising. While Uprising sadly won’t have Guillermo del Toro directing, it did gain The Force Awakens star John Boyega as its lead.

The Pacific Rim: Uprising panel is set to not only feature a more substantial peek at the upcoming sequel but also promises appearances from the main cast, including John Boyega and director Steven S. DeKnight. The extra space at the Madison Square Garden theatre will definitely be required to contain all the giant robot monster slaying action.

World Premiere of Batman vs. Two-Face

The sequel to the campy delight that was Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders will be premiering at NYCC at the Batman vs. Two-Face panel. Based on the trailer, the film promises to be just as much of a blast from the past as the original and dials up the ’60s star power with the addition of William Shatner as Two-Face.

However, there’s a more solemn reason to view this animated film. As Adam West passed away in June this year, the film is his final performance as Batman. Adam West’s Batman in the 1960s is one of the most iconic versions of the superhero and is a major reason why Batman is so successful and popular today.

Lucas DeRuyter
I am a senior at the University of Wisconsin Madison and am majoring in Political Science, Communication Arts, and minoring in Entrepreneurial Studies.
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