Hello and welcome to BlackSci-Fi.com’s coverage of the San Diego Comic Convention 2018. Just as E3 presented all the biggest announcements and projections for the videogame industry earlier this year, SDCC 2018 functions with a broader media stream of movies, television, novels, videogames, and the titular comics. There is a lot to cover here, so let’s get right to it and cover some of the major items to come out of Day 1.
The Infamous F- Batman
Well…ok…Robin, tell us how you really feel. Today’s big announcement from DC is that they are starting their own media service which includes comics, apparel, merchandise, and includes original video content that can be streamed all for a yearly fee of $74.99 or a monthly fee of $7.99. Within this announcement came the trailer for one of their anticipated shows, DC Titans, which is a dark, gritty take on DC’s Teen Titan group of heroes. The preview, as shown above, focuses largely on Dick Grayson’s Robin with some highlights of how he meets the young heroine Raven. Within this trailer, the viewer is shown a cut where Robin fights against some foes who ask the question, “Where’s Batman?” to which our hero shockingly replies, “F…Batman.” Predictably, this trailer has gone viral. Many seem to be wondering where DC is going with their visual media, as the same questions that were asked about the DC Universe in movies are now being asked about their original programming. Still, the buzz is out there, and hopefully, DC can capitalize on it and put together an excellent product for us to consume.
Doctor Who Is a Woman, and Her Friends are Brown
Fans of Doctor Who were finally able to see the new title character in action as a full trailer was revealed for the first time at SDCC 2018. Jodie Whittaker was revealed as the new Doctor months ago, but now fans of the series were able to get a taste of the direction season 11 is heading. British actors Yosin Cole and Mandip Gill will be series regulars who also happen to be brown skinned (yay!). Diversity is strangely a new direction for a show with multiple worlds and aliens, but it looks Doctor Who is fully embracing the change. Look for it to be released in fall of this year.
Iron Fist Season 2…(golf clap)
Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Jessica Jones all had stellar follow up seasons to their original offerings. If Iron Fist is going to survive as its own Netflix brand, it must do the same with its second season. Danny Rand is now fully confident in his ability as the Immortal Iron Fist and has fully donned his mantle of protector of New York. But has he gotten any less boring as a hero? We will all find out September 7th, 2018, which has been announced as the release date on Netflix.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars is back for another season. The critically acclaimed cartoon is back to finish the original series that was ended abruptly.
Dragon Ball Super: Broly will be a movie released as an English dub in January of 2019.
Spyro Reignited Trilogy was shown today at a panel. This will be a remaster version of the original trilogy and will be released in September of this year.
Lastly…do yourself a favor and do a search for some of the cosplay at this year’s comic con. The artistry showed by some people is astounding. Make sure to check it out.
Ryan Files is an avid comic book and video game consumer, reviewer, and critic hailing from the boondocks of Illinois. He has taken his ethnographic cultural studies background and applied it to his love of geekdom. He is a huge Star Wars nerd, Castlevania