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San Diego Comic-Con 2018 Recap

The Panels for the Shows I Love and Went to See

San Diego Convention Center and the neighboring hotels were all seen sporting the Comic-Con Internation logo for the four day weekend, image via 2013 CNN Article.

Another Comic-Con has come and gone and we are left with some amazing things to look forward to in the not so distance future for TV and film. Almost 150,000 people flocked to San Diego to be the first to see exclusive content from their favorite TV shows and see new trailers for the most anticipated blockbusters.

If you care about everything that went on in Hall H (if you aren't familiar with Con, where DC, Marvel, and Netflix host their panels) you can probably find tons of articles covering those releases. I am going to give some updates on some of the stuff that I went to see during Comic-Con.

Animation Domination

Fox's Sunday night Animation programming line up is called Animation Domination and even though American Dad is now on TBS, I am going to throw them in under the Animation Domination side with shows like The Simpsons, Family Guy, Bob's Burgers, and American Dad

These shows have the same panel discussions every year and as a fan of all four shows, it is always entertaining and special to hear from the creators behind the show and the Q&A with fans.

There were no big announcements from any of the shows but some big name drops for the special guests that are going to be on each show. Each panel also showed some amazing clips to give them a small taste of the new season. All were phenomenal and makes me excited for each one's season premiere. All except for The Simpsons were asked if there was going to be a film coming in the future and all said yet again they weren't against it but when the timing feels right.

'Archer'

Archer Danger Island was the ninth season for the FXX show and was the third season that was themed and took place in a different time period than the first two-thirds of the shows run.

Archer Danger Island left fans wanting a little more as this past season was the shortest season yet. Many fans were hoping for a longer season but executive producers Adam Reed and Matt Tompson confirmed that season ten was going to be the same length staying at eight episodes. They did not show any clips from the next season but the new "identities" and the roles of each character were revealed. As a fan who was not totally impressed with the new season, it was a little disheartening to hear that we are not getting a longer one but to know that they have a plan and that we will enjoy the next season was reassuring.

'Disenchantment'

Matt Groening takes a step away from Fox for his new show and goes to Netflix. Groening said he wanted a change after starting The Simpsons at Fox 30 years ago.

This is a different series for The Simpsons creator as this is a serialized fantasy adventure as the show will show an arch through the whole run of the show.

Eric André (The Eric André Show), Nat Faxon, and Abbi Jacobson (Broad City) are the stars of this brand new show. The whole story follows Princess Bean played by Jacobson who is a 19-year-old girl trying to learn how to be a princess while being a rebellious teenager facing the real world. She is followed by her friend Elfo played by Faxton and Luci played by André who are the angel and devil on her shoulders. If you are a fan of Groening's Futurama then you are in luck because part of the gang is back together to play a list of supporting characters, including John Dimaggio, David Hermon, Tress MacNeille, and Billy West who were all at the panel with more of the cast joining later in the first season.

Final Recap

This Comic-Con felt light compared to recent years. There was the absence of HBO, Marvel, Netflix, and Lucasfilm in Hall H which made for a little less content from the historic hall but allowed for some other panels to shine through with Riverdale getting an upgrade from Ballroom 20 to Hall H.

Though there were still a lot of amazing trailers from many of the usual lines up for the hall. Universal for Glass and Holloween, Warner Brothers for Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and Fantastic Beasts, and Sony for Venom and Spiderman into the Spider-Verse. That's just to name a few.

I also want to shout out a new show on History. I didn't want to give it a full section because it wasn't originally on my list, though they are releasing Project Blue Book a Docudrama on the UFO and alien investigations of the 1950s and the 1960s. Seems very interesting because its serialized but they picked cases from the ten percent of unsolved cases from Project Blue Book. It seems like its going to be a really good show.

These are just a recap of the shows that I love and the panels that I saw. If you want to get a better overall look at the weekend Entertainment Weekly did a great job at recapping all four days. This is just my personal opinion on that.

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