Another San Diego Comic-Con come and gone. But… did you even notice?
SDCC was instead the virtual “Comic-Con @ Home” for a second year in a row — due to the ongoing global pandemic of course. We were fairly critical about how it all played out last year but gave the con team lot of credit considering how fast the annual entertainment convention needed to adapt. But after a whole year and several other more engaging virtual cons — New York Comic Con, DC Fandome, and even a Walt Disney investors call — SDCC was a bust once more.
We spoke to the organisers prior to the show and we didn’t get the impression they were planning for that much more than last year. We thought (and hoped) the non-profit would at least take advantage of YouTube’s “premiere” option to make things feel more lively. It did not. SDCC’s communications and strategy officer, David Glanzer, told us the con didn’t have the resources to do true livestreamed panels but, again, this meant that everything was pre-recorded way in advance… which also meant having a breaking news aspect was basically out of the question. Even today you could see some news dropping that absolutely would have been part of an in-person con — a new Exorcist trilogy, a live-action Pokémon show on Netflix — had it existed.
Besides the lacklustre (and often late) drop of panels, fans seemed overall disengaged with the weekend event. Regardless of whether or not you watched, there really was a great deal of footage and news, and seeing as how it’s become harder to find what you want on our site as of late, we’ve gone ahead and collected all of our SDCC 2021 articles in this (brief) slideshow for you.
What did we learn before SDCC 2021?
- SDCC Faces Changes, Challenges in 2021 and Beyond
- The Best SDCC 2021 Exclusives (So Far): Star Wars, Avengers, Ghostbusters, and More
- New Superman: The Movie and The Shining Vinyls Coming to SDCC 2021
What movie news did we learn at SDCC 2021?
There wasn’t a huge film studio presence at Comic-Con @ Home but a few fun projects popped up. Personally, I still can’t believe we don’t have a trailer for the Bob’s Burgers movie yet…
- Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins Just Kicked Off SDCC 2021
- Shudder’s V/H/S/94 Hopes to Revitalize Found-Footage Horror
- The Fear Street Trilogy Stars Reveal Easter Eggs and Bloopers at SDCC 2021
- Evangelion 3.0+1.0‘s SDCC 2021 Footage Prepares Us for the End
- Army of Thieves’ SDCC 2021 Teaser Takes Us Back to Zack Snyder’s Zombieverse
- Don’t Worry, the Bob’s Burgers Movie Is Still Happening
What TV news did we learn at SDCC 2021?
On the TV side of things, The Walking Dead universe made its traditional con appearance but we didn’t get that Wheel of Time trailer we were hoping for. Here’s what else we saw.
- Amazon Studios’ Wheel of Time SDCC 2021 Panel Debuts a New Poster, Release Month
- Shudder’s Slasher: Flesh & Blood Teases Its Family Horror Saga at SDCC 2021
- Fear the Walking Dead Season 7 Gets a First Look at SDCC 2021
- Ultra City Smiths’ Creators Share New Footage of Stop-Motion Mayhem at SDCC 2021
- The Walking Dead: World Beyond Teases Huge Revelations at SDCC 2021
- The Walking Dead Season 11 Trailer Just Zombie Smashed Into SDCC 2021
- SDCC 2021: Lucifer’s Devilish Star on the Netflix Series’ Final Season, Including Its Release Date
- At SDCC 2021, Creepshow Teases What to Expect From Season 3 of the Shudder Hit
- Doctor Who’s Season 13 SDCC 2021 Trailer Brings in New Friends and New Foes
- Syfy’s Day of the Dead Gives SDCC 2021 a First Look at TV’s Newest Zombie Tale
- DC’s Legends of Tomorrow SDCC 2021 Panel Readies the Bouquet for Sara and Ava’s Epic Wedding
- The Chucky Trailer Is Here to Slay SDCC 2021
- The Stephen King Adaptation Chapelwaite Brought Gothic Gloom to SDCC 2021
What comic and book news did we learn at SDCC 2021?
There were a lot of publishing panels at SDCC but we didn’t have time for all of them. Here are a few we were able to check out.
- Star Wars: The High Republic’s Darkest Chapter Yet Is Unveiled at SDCC 2021
- The Blade Runner Comics Panel at SDCC 2021 Talks Building a Universe
- Marvel Comics’ Trial of Magneto Will Be About More Than the Scarlet Witch’s Death
- Dune Series SDCC 2021 Panel Gives Us More of the Atreides Family Saga
- SDCC 2021’s Eisner Award Winners: Klan Smashing, Rabbit Samurai, and More
- Superman’s About to Trade in His Cape for a Midlife Crisis
What animation news did we learn at SDCC 2021?
Animation can fall under a few categories of course, but since there was so much of it at the show this year, it gets its own!
- Star Trek: Prodigy’s First Trailer Goes Where No Kid Has Gone Before
- Star Trek: Lower Decks’ SDCC 2021 Trailer Sets Phasers to Fun
- Tuca & Bertie’s Nicole Byer Wants to See More Stripper Plants in Season 3
- Rick and Morty’s SDCC 2021 Panel Was Nowhere Near as Good as the Current Season
- Blade Runner: Black Lotus Anime Trailer Was Just Revealed at SDCC 2021
- The Simpsons Brought an Early Taste of Halloween to SDCC 2021
- Jellystone’s Heroic Doctors Are on the Scene in This Exclusive SDCC 2021 Clip
- Craig of the Creek Season 4 Is Getting Bigger and Upgrading the Team
- Crunchyroll Industry’s SDCC 2021 Panel Revealed Tons of New Anime Series Debuting This Year
- SDCC 2021: Gen: Lock’s Season 2 Tease Hints at the Mecha Mayhem to Come
Bonus (because it didn’t fit anywhere else):
Did you tune in to Comic-Con @ Home this year? What did you make of it?