Jul 26, 2022

SDCC Reveals Highly Anticipated Books

San Diego Comic Con is famous for it’s reveals of Television and Film in the sci-fi and fantasy genres, but the festival is Comic-Con, which means that comics and books are a massive draw for the hundred thousands of fans who make the yearly trek.

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Star Wars: High Republic fans will be very happy to learn a little about where Phase 2 is heading. The comics revealed, Phase 2 is set to a prequel to Phase 1. The story takes place one hundred and fifty years before the construction of the Starlight Beacon. The first story of Phase 2 is a one-shot comic called Quest of the Jedi, written by Claudia Gray. Lucasfilm used SDCC as an opportunity to announce more of the Phase 2 content. That includes a series of comics; Star Wars: The High Republic #1 and #2, Star Wars The High Republic Adventures: Padawan or Pirate? and a new book named “The Battle of Jedha.”

During SDCC’s Gotham panel, fans heard first-hand about what makes Gotham City such a rich background for storytelling, they were treated to some exclusive reveals of current and upcoming series. The panel began with an exclusive announcement of the upcoming comic book Batman: Gotham Knights – Gilded City written by Evan Narcisse and art by Abel, the official prequel to WB Games’ highly anticipated video game. 

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Writer Ram V spoke to the fans at the panel about what they can expect as he and artist Rafael Albuquerque take Batman on a gothic opera journey with their “Gotham Nocturne” story arc in Detective Comics #1062. Ram V spoke about how Gotham lends itself to creating a gothic-themed story as well as, how this arc will provide more depth and context to the Arkham family and its ties to the city. He shared his reaction to the special audio message/sound effect that fans and readers can hear when they see the ad for “Gotham Nocturne” hitting books on sale next week. Detective Comics #1062 arrives in comic book stores and participating digital platforms on July 26.

Many book lovers from High Fantasy all the way to Young Adult make their way to SDCC to meet their favorite authors, find out what new books are coming before official announcements are made, and generally connect with fellow book loving attendees. Penguin Random House held a wonderful panel and we thought we’d share it here. SDCC gives access and behind the scenes info on books that fans flock to. Is your favorite book the next hot series or film? There’s only one way to find out, read it.

It is only a matter of time before Red Rising is consuming all of our lives. Enjoy this panel with Pierce Brown.