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While pop culture fans won't be able to hang out at Manhattan's Javits Center this year, that doesn't mean they won't be able to share in some New York Comic Con fun. The annual event (organized by ReedPOP) is going entirely virtual amid the coronavirus pandemic, and the stacked schedule for Oct. 8-11 is already starting to take shape. As of today, we've got a wave of panel confirmations from Hulu, AMC, Lucasfilm Publishing, Starz, FX, CBS All Access, The CW, BBC America, and more.

Your comprehensive guide to New York Comic Con's 2020 virtual edition

Swamp Thing is crawling out of the muck and into bookstores and comic shops this fall with a fresh graphic novel retelling of the origins of one of DC Comics' most popular beasts - and SYFY WIRE has an exclusive look into the greenery alongside a chat with its talented creative team.

How DC's new Swamp Thing: Twin Branches graphic novel puts a 'nuanced' spin on Alec Holland

Marvel's only remaining show on Hulu after launching Disney+ and its bevy of MCU TV options is the live-action Helstrom, which dropped its first trailer today after posting its first teaser at Comic-Con@Home.

Helstrom's first full trailer teases a fiery family reunion in Hulu Marvel series
Marvel delays Black Widow and Eternals for second time; Pixar's Soul sticks to November debut

Next year, James Gunn will make his presence felt in the DC Extended Universe with The Suicide Squad, a wild new take on the comic book team that first hit the big screen in 2016. Now we know the mayhem won't end there, because Gunn and The Suicide Squad star John Cena are taking Cena's character Peacemaker to HBO Max.

John Cena, James Gunn bring 'Peacemaker' to HBO Max with Suicide Squad spinoff series

Trying to maintain any semblance of control during adolescence can feel impossible. Your body is changing, raging hormones dictate every mood, and relationship dynamics enter uncharted territory. The pendulum swinging between childhood and adulthood can make a person feel powerless, which is why supernaturally charged figures are so enticing during this period. 

PEN15 harnesses the power of witchcraft in the face of adolescent anxiety

Not only is Lady Stoneheart one of the most shocking and spooky creations in George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series, the character is a fan-favorite beyond her twisty introduction. So why in the world did she not make the cut when HBO turned the series into Game of Thrones? It's something Martin's taken issue with before, calling Lady Stoneheart "the change I most wish I could make" to Game of Thrones.

Game of Thrones showrunners explain 'there was never really much debate' about leaving out Lady Stoneheart

Marvel fans just can't get enough of Wanda Maximoff and Vision. According to Deadline, the official trailer for the WandaVision series coming to Disney+ racked up 53 million views across different platforms in its first 24 hours after premiering during the 72nd Primetime Emmys. That massive figure is reportedly "the highest 24-hour draw online ever for a streaming service's series ad spot."

WandaVision trailer racks up 53M views in first day as Loki resumes Atlanta production

While the company line for Watchmen has always been that there are no current plans for its future - even as the stunning HBO adaptation from showrunner Damon Lindelof just took home tons of Emmys in the Limited Series categories - the price of success in the entertainment world is pressure to replicate it.

Damon Lindelof says it's time to 'throw open the doors' to Watchmen franchise in wake of Emmys win

Hello and welcome to this week's Theme Park News. We've got holiday updates, opening dates, new merchandise, and must-see happenings, so let's get right to it.

Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights rises from the dead (and Disneyland might follow)

Flame on! After five episodes, The Boys' second season finally gave us our first glimpse at Lamplighter, an ex-member of The Seven played by X-Men veteran Shawn Ashmore. The character, who briefly appears around the 41-minute mark, seems to be colluding with the racist Stormfront, aka Liberty (played by Aya Cash) on something, and it's clearly weighing heavily on his conscience. We have yet to see Lamplighter's flame abilities in action, but the lighter he fiddles with - engraved with the lewd phrase "Titty Committee" - is a nice little indication of his combustible gifts.

Shedding some light on Lamplighter: A fiery primer for Shawn Ashmore's The Boys debut

Solo took a lot of heat from the Star Wars world. The 2017 origin story of Han Solo not only had a troubled production, losing its directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller partway through to Ron Howard, but a lackluster debut to both critics and the box office. Using Rotten Tomatoes' metrics, it's towards the tail end of the films, right beneath Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. It's been three years since the film introduced the world to Alden Ehrenreich as the smuggler/hero and the star has had plenty of time and space to reflect on why the movie seemed to become a go-to scapegoat for Star Wars burnout.

Alden Ehrenreich says mixed response to Solo due to media's need to 'catastrophize or celebrate'