ICYMI: DC Returns to SDCC!

In just a few short weeks, DC Comics will be gracing the show floor of San Diego Comic Con 2023!

From Wednesday, July 19, through Sunday, July 23, DC will be setting up shop in a brand-new booth on the SDCC Show Floor! If you’re looking for a new comic series to dive into or you just want a look at the amazing toys and collectibles within the DC universe, you’ll find it where DC and SDCC come together for their fans.

Here’s what’s going down at the DC Booth this year:

The DC Shop will be offering fans limited inventory of three new Blue Beetle t-shirts, a “Dawn of DC” enamel pin, t-shirt and zip-front hoodie, t-shirts with new artwork commissioned from Bill Sienkiewicz, Jill Thompson, Eric Tan and Phantom City Creative, limited quantities of DC caps from 9Forty, a Gotham City Classics Batmobile Collector Pin Set featuring the 1966, 1989, 1992 and 1995 Batmobiles (along with a convention-exclusive mystery pin), and more. The complete DC Shop lineup of comics, books, and merchandise will be revealed soon!

McFarlane Toys and DC are partnering to bring iconic and fan-favorite characters to life at SDCC in the DC Booth. McFarlane Toys will be offering pre-orders on DC action figures, poly-resin statues, and will have DC Multiverse and DC Direct product for sale (while supplies last). As a design driven company known for unparalleled attention to detail, McFarlane Toys will have a few surprises for fans to be revealed in the coming weeks!

Cartamundi, the worldwide leader in playing cards, will be unveiling the newest collection of DC Hybrid Trading Cards by Hro at the DC Booth during San Diego Comic-Con. DC Hybrid Trading Cards allow fans to collect designs showcasing iconic art from DC’s comic book history, including fan-favorite characters like Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and so many more. Scan the QR code on the back of each card to unlock its digital twin and join the Hro community. Visit the Hro website on July 12th to learn more about this new collection.

Already planning what panels to hit at SDCC 2023? Here’s a rundown of all the DC Panels that you won’t want to miss:


  • 10:30-11:30am. Building the DC Universe on WEBTOON - Marie Javins (DC Editor-in-Chief), David Lee (VP of content for WEBTOON), CRC Payne (Batman: Wayne Family Adventures), Manou Azumi (Vixen: NYC), Patrick Young (Red Hood), and moderator Rosie Knight (Den of Geek) discuss bringing classic DC Super Heroes to WEBTOON. Room 4

  • 11:00-12:30pm. Max Original Animation Presents - Join Max Original Animation for a celebration of new and returning animated series including an expansion in the “Adventure Time’’ universe, ADVENTURE TIME: FIONNA & CAKE; a new animated series YOUNG LOVE, based on the characters from Matthew A. Cherry and Sony Pictures Animation’s Oscar-winning animated short, “Hair Love”; and a preview of the upcoming fourth season for the fan-favorite HARLEY QUINN. The panel will feature exclusive sneak peeks, surprise guests, and more that you won’t want to miss! The panel will be moderated by Damian Holbrook (TV Guide Magazine). Ballroom 20

  • 11:30-12:30pm. Between Two Toms - DC’s Tom King (Wonder Woman) and Tom Taylor (Titans) are kicking off San Diego Comic-Con together by discussing comics, and more. Celebrity guests between the Toms this year will include Nicola Scott (Titans) and Mitch Gerads (Batman: The Brave and the Bold). Room 6DE

  • 12:45-1:45pm. Gotham City - Whether it’s in the past, present, or future, Gotham City has been the backdrop for some of the greatest stories in DC history featuring Batman, his allies and his foes. Join DC storytellers Tom King, Tini Howard, Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing, Ram V, Belén Ortega and a surprise guest or two to find out what’s to come for The Dark Knight and the other Super Heroes and Super-Villains that make Gotham City the place to be in the DCU! Room 6DE


  • 12:30-1:30pm. Dawn of DC - With epic new storylines, over 20 exciting new titles, superstar creative teams, and villains that have pushed the Super Heroes beyond their limits in bold adventures, the “Dawn of DC” has been in full swing all year. Hear directly from some of the superstar writers and artists behind your favorite stories, including Ram V. (Detective Comics), Joshua Williamson (Batman & Robin), Nicola Scott (Titans), Tom King (Wonder Woman), Joanne Starer (Fire and Ice), Josh Trujilo (Blue Beetle) and Tom Taylor (Titans). Room 6DE

  • 1:45-2:45pm. Dawn of DC: Knight Terrors - It’s not all just a dream! The next chapter of “Dawn of DC” is here and Knight Terrors architect Joshua Williamson (Knight Terrors) with special guests Jeremy Adams (Knight Terrors: Green Lantern), Dennis Culver (Knight Terrors: Zatanna) and more preview what haunts the dreams of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains. Room 6DE.

  • 6:00-7:00pm. Jim Lee & Friends - Jim Lee (DC President, Publisher and Chief Creative Officer) is on hand to bring out a few of his friends for discussions and reveals that will have everyone talking long after the Con is over! You won’t want to miss this. Room 6A

  • 9:00-11:00pm. Justice League: Warworld - Be among the first fans to see Warner Bros. Animation’s all-new, feature-length film “Justice League: Warworld” at this World Premiere screening. In this R-rated film, DC’s Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman find themselves in mysterious lands and precarious circumstances with no memory of how they arrived there and only vague recollections of their true selves. There will also be a panel discussion in addition to the World Premiere screening. “Justice League: Warworld” will be available to own on Digital, 4K Ultra HDTMand Blu-rayTM on July 25, 2023. Ballroom 20


  • 12:30-1:30pm. The World of Metropolis - Superman isn’t the only force to be reckoned with in Metropolis. The top comic book writers and artists working on stories in the City of Tomorrow, including Joshua Williamson (Superman), Sina Grace (Superman: The Harvests of Youth), Phillip Kennedy Johnson ( Action Comics) and a few more surprise guests, provide exclusive details on what fans can expect in some of the most action-packed comics. Room 6DE


  • 11:15-12:15pm. DC Books for Young Readers - DC showcases some of the creators behind the publisher’s popular middle-grade and young adult graphic novels, with exciting announcements about titles arriving soon! Star writers and artists will be discussing their projects, including Nicole Maines (Bad Dream: A Dreamer Story), Sina Grace (Superman: The Harvests of Youth), Penelope and Jerry G. (Diana and the Hero’s Journey; Clark & Lex), Jeffrey Brown (Batman and Robin and Howard), and Jim Benton (Fann Club: Batman Squad), with a surprise guest. Room 6DE

Will you be at San Diego Comic Con this year? Let us know below–and be sure to keep an eye out for yours truly on the show floor! :thumbs_up_batman:


I wish!


Hopefully in the coming years! :smiley:


Definitely on my bucket list


Huzzah! DC is back, baby!


Dream Vaycay!


Wow, this is really exciting! Dragon Con is the only big con I’ve been to. SDCC seems a bit intimidating to me, but DC being back there definitely makes me want to go. :smiley:


Sure…in spirit. :superman_hv_4:


I’ll be there!!! Can not wait!


Hope everybody has a great time, I won’t be there, but I’m always here on the community board. :grinning:


Heck yeah! See you there!


Even though I’ve been a short train ride away, I’ve yet to go and this year actually seems like - while it might be less crowded, there would be less to see. The outside SDCC activations of late have also seemed, to my taste, a bit less interesting.

I will say once again I miss Fandome.

@supenman and yes, welcome back. Please take pictures of any interesting artist or creators you meet and any cos-play that looks interesting and come back here and post!, that’s always the best part of the cons and often, on line, you sort of have to accept what some media site or some fan decides they think is good cos-play as far as seeing what was at the SDCC.


Welcome back to the community @supenman! :partying_face: Please don’t hesitate to let the moderator team know if you need anything! :superhero:


Thanks everyone. I’m pumped. I’m flying from CT to Cali to go to it, so it’s going to be amazing. Definitely already made my list of artists and creators I want to meet and get some comics signed. Hoping it’s not a hard process though.


Will this be affected by the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes?


Looking forward to SDCC this year, hopefully we get some more news about DC’s fall slate of books and maybe a surprise or two!

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Good question. I was wondering the same thing.


From what I understand, very few of the movie/TV stuff was going to be at SDCC this year anyway. Like, of the panels mentioned, I can only see the Max Animation and Justice League Warworld ones being affected, and that’s only in the sense that we wouldn’t see any writers or actors present on the panels.


I keep seeing the Rafael Grampa signing is a DC Infinite event. Are they going to announce how members are involved with it or not?


Yep, the Rafael Grampa signing is a DCUI event! On a first come first serve basis, DCUI members can come to the booth and get a wristband, which will give them access to the Grampa signing at the DC booth.