It's that time of year again – New York Comic-Con 2012 is about to kick off this Thursday, where all the big creators based in the Big Apple converge and drop some knowledge on us. What's next with the New 52? What's the deal with Marvel NOW? It's all coming your way in a few days.
Here's the schedule of comic-related panels, so you know what to expect and when.
DC COMICS – SUPERMAN – 6:30 PM: Action Comics scribe Grant Morrison, Superman writer Scott Lobdell and even Batman writer Scott Snyder will be on hand to talk about the state of Supes.
ARCANA COMICS – 7:30 PM: The folks behind Head Smash and much more will be there to detail their new offerings.
MARVEL: HOUSE OF IDEAS – 11:15 AM: Mark Waid, Matt Kindt and more will be there to talk about the bleeding edge of technology merging with the comic world, like Infinite Comics and the like.
BRIAN WOOD & DARK HORSE – 12:15 PM: The writer of The Massive talks about his DH projects.
MARVEL NOW: ALL-NEW X-MEN – 12:15 PM: Rick Remender, Dennis Hopeless, Peter David, Nick Lowe and more will be around to talk about what's happening in mutant-land post-Avengers vs. X-Men.
MARVEL NOW: JOIN THE REVOLUTION – 1:30 PM: Remender, Waid, Kieron Gillen and more, dropping science about the Fantastic Four, Hulk, Iron Man and more.
VERTIGO – 1:30 PM: Brian Azzarello, Bill Willingham, Jeff Lemire, Scott Snyder and much more on DC's arthouse imprint.
VALIANT – 2:45 PM: Dinesh Shamdasani, Duane Swiercyznski, Fred Van Lente, Joshua Dysart and more on the revival of X-O Manowar, Bloodshot and the Valiant universe.
DC GREEN LANTERN – 2:45 PM: The Rise of the Third Army will be discussed.
DC BEFORE WATCHMEN – 4:15 PM: The controversial prequel project continues, with Amanda Conner, Azzarello and more at the ready to talk about it.
LEGENDARY COMICS – 5:15 PM: Legendary Pictures has begun their comic offerings with The Tower Chronicles, and they'll talk about that and more.
IMAGE COMICS – 11 AM: The place to be for creator-owned books will have some big announcements.
MARVEL VIDEO GAMES – 11:15 AM: If we're gonna get more on that M-rated Deadpool game, here's the place.
IDW – 12:30 PM: Andy Diggle, Chris Ryall and more will be discussing their books, plus new announcements.
DC: NEW 52 – 1:30 PM: A big overview of stuff happening in the DCnU, with Lobdell, Jimmy Palmiotti and more.
IDW'S JUDGE DREDD – 2:45 PM: The legendary 2000 A.D. character is coming to lay down the law at IDW.
MARVEL NOW: THE AVENGERS – 2:45 PM: Remender, Jonathan Hickman, Dennis Hopeless and more will discuss the future of Earth's Mightiest Heroes.
DC JUSTICE LEAGUE – 5:15 PM: Not to be outdone, DC's premiere superteam gets its own hour in the sun, too.
MARVEL NOW: CUP O' JOE – 5:30 PM: Every convention has Joe Quesada's free-form ask-me-anything open forum, and NYCC is no exception.
MARVEL NOW: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN AND BEYOND: Dan Slott, Kevin Shinick, Mark Waid and the whole gang are on board to talk about the big deals going on with Peter Parker's world on the streets of New York.
DC BATMAN – 12:15 PM: "Death Comes To Gotham," so they say. The Joker is back and things are going to go bad for the Bat-family.
MARVEL: ULTIMATE COMICS – 1:15 PM: Captain America has been elected president! What else can happen here?
DYNAMITE – 2:45PM: The folks at D.E. have a lot of books and properties in their stable. What's coming up next? Rick Remender may just have something.
And that's just a sampling of what's available for the lucky people in attendance! More to come, for sure!