Marvel At NYCC 2014: 'Marvel Day' On Friday Celebrates Company's 75th Anniversary With Huge Signings And Panels

By Connor Sears , Updated Oct 09, 2014 02:46 PM EDT

Marvel is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, and in honor of the festivities, the comic company is bringing the largest creator signing they've attempted back to the city so central to its characters. Marvel is hitting New York Comic Con in a big way on Friday.

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Almost 75 comic creators from all throughout Marvel's publishing history will be available for signings at "Marvel Day" on Friday. In keeping with the theme of 75 – and no doubt to make sure the event doesn't explode with comic fans – the massive signing will be limited to 75 ticketed congoers. For your chance to snag a ticket, show up to the Marvel booth when the doors open at the con tomorrow morning. A random drawing is the only thing standing between you and 75 Marvel creators.

Friday also holds a non-stop stream of exciting panels for Marvel, with different discussions going on from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. The panels focus on different comics and attributes of Marvel as a company, and it all ends with a special advanced premiere of next week's episode of Agents of SHIELD, with Director Coulson himself, Clark Gregg, slated to attend.

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Look below for a whole list of Marvel's panels on Friday, and make sure to keep up with the rest of our ongoing NYCC coverage.

Marvel 75th Anniversary: X-Men- The Shifting Face of Mutantkind

11:00 - 11:45 AM, Room 1A18

Join X-Editor Michael Marts as he sits down with the renowned X-Men creators who have shaped the mythos of mutantkind! This retrospective panel takes fans through the X-Men's publication history and gives them an inside look into the creative process behind fan-favorite characters and books! A can't-miss-panel for any mutant-lover! Panelists include Fabian Nicieza (Classic X-Men), Chris Claremont (Uncanny X-Men), Len Wein (Wolverine), and other special guests!

MARVEL: Breaking into Comics the Marvel Way

11:15 AM to 12 PM, Room 1A06

Have a passion for the inner workings of the comics industry? Curious about breaking into the field as a writer or artist? Sit down with a group of Marvel professionals from every corner of the business, and get insider tips, advice, and first-hand accounts of what it takes to start a career in comics today! Panelists include Talent Scout Jeanine Schaefer, Russell Dauterman (Thor),Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel), Gerry Duggan (Nova), Sam Humphries (Legendary Star-Lord), and Charles Soule (Death of Wolverine)!

Marvel 75th Anniversary: Crafting the Marvel Event

12:00 - 12:45 PM, Room 1A18

Sit down with Executive Editor Tom Brevoort for an inside look into how a major Marvel event is constructed, from the perspective of writers, artists, and editors. Hear first-hand accounts about the creative collaborations that brought you Marvel's biggest stories! Panelists include Brian Michael Bendis (All-New X-Men), Kurt Busiek (Avengers), Tom DeFalco (Amazing Spider-Man),J.M. DeMatteis (Captain America), Al Milgrom (West Coast Avengers), Fabian Nicieza (X-Men), and Jim Starlin (Infinity Gauntlet).

Marvel 75th Anniversary: World Outside Your Window - Diversity in Marvel Comics

1:00 - 1:45 PM, Room 1A18 

Take a look inside Marvel's ground-breaking history, as we shine the spotlight on the creators who challenged, re-defined, and shaped Marvel's perception as an innovative publisher of comics. Join Marvel's Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso and a mighty gathering of Marvel creators as they discuss the importance of diversity in comics and how Marvel upholds the tradition of presenting the world outside your window. Panelists will include Kurt Busiek (Marvels), Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel), Kieron Gillen (Young Avengers), Ann Nocenti (Daredevil), and other Mighty Marvel Guests!

Marvel 75th Anniversary: Guardians of the Galaxy – Then and Now: The Evolution of the Marvel Cosmic Universe

2:00 - 2:45 PM, Room 1A18

Following the smashing success of Guardians of the Galaxy, we decided to take fans through the history of one of Marvel's quirkiest teams, as well as Marvel's cosmic universe at large! This 75thAnniversary panel will feature current "cosmic" creators, as well as the writers and editors who shaped Marvel's cosmic universe! Join us as we go back in time, and get an exclusive look inside the creation of some of your favorite space-facing characters! Panelists will include Gerry Duggan (Nova), Al Milgrom (Captain Marvel), Doug Moench (Inhumans), and Jim Starlin (The Infinity Gauntlet).

MARVEL: House of Ideas Digital Panel

2:15 - 3:00 PM, Room 1A06

Love having the best comics in the industry on your mobile devices? Want to know how Marvel stays on the cutting edge of technology while bringing you what you love? Want to learn more about Infinite Comics? Well, this panel is for you, True Believer! Get exciting news from Executive Editorial Director of Digital Ryan Penagos and other guests including Talent Scout C.B. Cebulski, VP CRM Daniele Campbell and others! Find out what's happening with the Marvel Comics App, Marvel AR, new digital games, Marvel's vast social media presence and more in this can't-miss panel! 

Marvel 75th Anniversary: Friendly Neighborhood Marvel

3:00 - 3:45 PM, Room 1A18

Join Marvel's Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada as he sits down with creators of past and present to shine the spotlight on Marvel's street-level characters. This panel will include Spider-Man and Daredevil creators, as well as writers and artists who have contributed to the mythos of heroes like Spider-Man, Daredevil, Moon Knight, Luke Cage, and more! Panelists include Mark Bagley(Ultimate Spider-Man), Gerry Conway (Amazing Spider-Man), Tom DeFalco (Amazing Spider-Man), J.M. DeMatteis (Spectacular Spider-Man), Ralph Macchio (Daredevil), Doug Moench(Moon Knight), and Ann Nocenti (Daredevil).

Marvel Animation Presents

4:15 - 5:00 PM, Room 1A06

Jeph Loeb (Marvel's Head of Television) brings you the biggest animation panel in this universe - or any other. Get an exclusive first look at content from "Marvel's Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H." season two and the future of Marvel Animation.

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

5:45 to 6:45 PM, Main Stage 1D

Jeph Loeb (Marvel's Head of Television) and Clark Gregg (Director Coulson) return with exciting news and the world premiere of an all new episode of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. before it debuts on ABC!

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