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John Rogers Dies: President of Comic-Con International

John Rogers, the president of Comic-Con International who helped grow the organization to unprecedented heights, has died. He passed Saturday morning from complications caused by brain cancer, organizers of the annual event announced on their Facebook page. No age was given. Rogers was first elected as president of Comic-Con in 1986 and was re-elected every year since, making him the longest-serving president of the pop culture convention, which started in 1970. Rogers is… Read

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‘Doctor Who’ Season 11 Debut Ratings Jump As Jodie Whittaker Reign Begins

There were two firsts for Doctor Who's latest season debut this weekend with the long-running series premiering globally on a Sunday and Jodie Whittaker taking over as the 13th and first female Time Lord – and that translated into some strong ratings for BBC America. Simulcast with the UK, the rest of the planet and a New York Comic Con screening, the 1:45 PM ET airing of “The Woman Who Fell To Earth” episode snared 1.4 million viewers. In the key adults 18-49 demo, the… Read

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Ex-Doc David Tennant Diagnoses Latest ‘Doctor Who’ As “Exciting”

David Tennant was among the millions who caught Jodie Whittaker’s first full Doctor Who episode last night, and apparently being an ex-Doctor and knowing the behind-the-cameras tricks didn’t provide any emotional distance. "It's very exciting,” Tennant tells SiriusXM hosts Jessica Shaw and Dalton Ross (listen above). “It’s very exciting as a fan, as someone who grew up watching Doctor Who.” Five minutes into the episode, Tenant said, he’d all but forgotten his friendships… Read

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‘Doctor Who’ Season 11 Review: Jodie Whittaker’s Debut About More Than Time – New York Comic Con

SPOILER ALERT: This story includes details about the Doctor Who Season 11 premiere today.  "Not yet who I am, brain and body still rebooting, reformatting," says Jodie Whittaker's just-regenerated Time Lord in the Season 11 opener of Doctor Who, shown all over the world and at a near- packed Theater at Madison Square Garden for New York Comic Com. "It's a work in progress," the Broadchurch vet and first female Doctor adds,- in what is an unnecessary… Read

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Batman Set To Rise In ‘Gotham’ Series Finale – New York Comic Con

Fanboys and fangirls learned today at New York Comic-Con that the fifth and final season fo Fox’s Gotham promises to have plenty of villains (Bane!), a broken back of a beloved butler, and the debut of the Caped Crusader. In addition to Batman swooping into Gotham, a slew of baddies will be ready to fight the Dark Knight in season 5 including the return of Zsasz, Mad Hatter, Scarecrow, Hugo Strange — and Penguin will have a dog! There will also be some new villains added… Read

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‘Riverdale’ Adds Gina Gershon As Jughead’s Mom In Season Three – New York Comic Con

Keeping up with the Joneses will be easier in Season 3 of Riverdale, New York Comic Con learned this morning. That’s because Jughead’s mother and sister will be recurring and shaking things up around town, it was announced. The Madison Square Garden panel for the CW series based on the classic comics unveiled that Gina Gershon (Jughead’s mother, Gladys Jones) and newcomer Trinity Likins (sister Jellybean “JB” Jones) have been set as the family. They will debut on Riverdale… Read

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Andrew Lincoln Admits Still In “Denial” About Leaving ‘The Walking Dead’; Old Cast To Return In Season 9 – New York Comic Con

"I'm still in a world of denial," "said Andrew Lincoln tonight at the start of the New York Comic Con panel at Madison Square Garden on Saturday as The Walking Dead fans chanted his name like soccer team followers do for their favorite team. "Don't make me cry," the actor added to a jammed packed venue. Just over 24 hours before the premiere of the ninth season of TWD, the seemingly last Comic Con panel on either coast that Lincoln will ever be on was a deeply emotional… Read

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‘Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus & New Showrunner On “New Show” Of Season 9 – New York Comic Con

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SPOILER ALERT: This story includes details about the ninth season of The Walking Dead "It feels like a new show," Norman Reedus says of Season 9 of The Walking Dead, with Andrew Lincoln leaving, Lauren Cohan shifting over to ABC's Whiskey Cavalier and a new showrunner in Angela Kang. "Like a really honest, heartfelt Western that's scary, and the threats are different," the man who portrays Daryl Dixon adds. "I will say that hopefully it's a storyline that gives a sense of… Read

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‘Daredevil’ First Look Trailer: Iconic Supervillain Bullseye Arrives On Netflix Series – New York Comic Con

UPDATE with additional panel coverage, photos Who is Agent Dex, and why is he going all Daredevil on Daredevil? At New York Comic Con today, the Netflix series revealed that new FBI agent Benjamin Poindexter (Wilson Bethel, joining the cast) will become the iconic Marvel character Bullseye. Take a look at the trailer, with Bullseye, above. “One of the greatest villains in comic books,” is how showrunner Erik Oleson described Bullseye. Season 3 will chronicle how Bethel’s… Read

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‘Deadly Class’ Gets Early 2019 Debut Date; New Teaser & Castings – New York Comic Con

EXCLUSIVE: It was a plethora of Deadly Class riches today as the New York Comic Con panel for the Syfy series of a school for assassins not only played its entire pilot plus dropped the premiere date, a new teaser trailer and some further castings. The punk fueled 1980-set series based on Rick Remender and Wes Craig's comic will hit the small screen on January 16 at 10 PM it was announced at the top of the Deadly Class panel Saturday. With EP Remender, plus cast members… Read

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‘Hellboy’ Unleashes Footage On Comic Con Crowd; Star David Harbour Praises Practical Monsters – New York Comic Con

A New York Comic Con audience got a first look today at next year’s Hellboy, with exclusive footage (not available online, and not an official trailer) proving star David Harbour’s onstage claim: Yes, Hellboy is a monster movie. “There are a lot of CGI elements,” said Harbour, who plays the title character in director Neil Marshall’s new take on the comic and its horned hero, “but also a lot of practical stuff, like, crazy practical make-up.” “And,” he continued, “there… Read

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‘Good Omens’ Blesses NY Comic Con With 1st Teaser Trailer At MSG Panel

"It won't be the war to end all wars, it will be the war to end everything," says a demon portraying David Tennant of the coming Armageddon in the first official trailer for Good Omens that was unveiled at New York Comic Con today. “Welcome to the end times,” adds the angel playing Michael Sheen. With a Queen soundtrack, the first look at the upcoming Amazon limited series based on the satirical 1990 end-of-the-world novel penned by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett was… Read