marvel super hero squad anime tv series iron manHere's some advice for those planning to attend Marvels' Comic-Con panels: Get there early. I'm talking three to four hours early, at least. Marvel hosts some of the most popular panels at the annual event, and they tend to fill up fast. I was rewarded for showing up two hours early to last year's Wolverine and the X-Men screening with an obstructed view in the back of the screening room. I was pissed. (I'm pretty sure the dude wearing the Rorschach costume sitting next to me was too.)

This year, Marvel will give punctual Con attendees a first-look at two of its highly anticipated TV projects: Marvel Animé and Super Hero Squad. Friday's Marvel Animation Panel will feature a preview of the Marvel Animé TV series from writer Warren Ellis and Japan's Madhouse animation studio. We haven't heard much about this project since it was announced last year, but it looks like Marvel is moving full-speed ahead with its plan to develop an animé series for the Japanese market featuring some of its most popular characters. The series is expected to debut in Japan in 2010.

On Saturday, Marvel will hold a panel devoted exclusively to Super Hero Squad, it's adorable mini-hero franchise aimed at geeks of all ages. According to Marvel, most of the voice talent behind Cartoon Network's upcoming Super Hero Squad TV show, including Stan Lee, will appear on the panel. Marvel's editor-in-chief, Joe Quesada, will also be on hand to talk about the show. The panel will feature a never-before-seen clip and a preview of THQ's upcoming Super Hero Squad video game.

And Marvel will also hold some panels about, uh, comic books and a little movie called Iron Man 2, as Erik told us earlier. Check out the full Marvel Comic-Con panel sked after the jump: style="font-weight: bold;" />Thursday, July 23

WHAT: Mondo Marvel Panel
WHEN: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
THE 411: From the Marvel U to the Ultimate U and everything in between, we've got the top talent on hand to talk about all of your favorite heroes and villains as well as make a few surprise announcements! Panelists include Jason Aaron (WOLVERINE: WEAPON X), Dennis Calero (X MEN NOIR), Matt Fraction (INVINCIBLE IRON MAN), Paul Tobin (MODELS, INC), Frank Tieri (DARK REIGN: LETHAL LEGION), Steve Wacker (Spider-Man Editor), Jim McCann (NEW AVENGERS: THE REUNION) and more as they take on all questions!

WHAT: Marvel: Breaking Into the House of Ideas Panel
WHEN: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
THE 411: Are you a writer or artist? Ever dream of working for Marvel? Do you find yourself thinking "I could do that...if I knew how!" Well, here's your chance! Join C.B. Cebulski, Marvel's Talent Liason, and special guests writer Jeph Loeb (ULTIMATUM), Marvel editor Charlie Beckerman, artist Mike Choi (X-FORCE), colorist Christina Strain (RUNAWAYS) and more to find out the answers on how to get your foot in the door at every level in the creative process and how to make your job Marvel!

Friday, July 24

WHAT: X-Men Panel
WHEN: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
THE 411: The streets have erupted in violence and the safe haven mutants thought they'd found is in turmoil. The Dark Avengers have put Daken in Wolverine's place, and there's an all-out war tearing through space and time with a certain red-haired green-eyed girl at the center of it. You've got questions & these people have answers! X-Men group Editor Axel Alonso is joined by a host of creators to lay out what's going on and resurrect a beloved...-well, that would be telling! You need to hear it for yourself! Panelists include Matt Fraction (DARK AVENGERS/UNCANNY X-MEN: UTOPIA), Craig Kyle & Chris Yost (X-FORCE), Marjorie Liu (DARK WOLVERINE), Daniel Way (DEADPOOL), Jason Aaron (WOLVERINE: WEAPON X) and more for this all-new, all-deadly panel!

WHAT: Cup O' Joe Panel
WHEN: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
THE 411: This is it, Mighty Marvel fans-the no-holds-barred, anything goes, full of surprises panel you wait all year for, and it's here! Marvel's EEK (Editor-in-Chief) Joe Quesada takes on all questions, shocks the audience with jaw-dropping announcements and keeps you guessing with surprise guests. You never know who will show up, but you better be here, because this is the panel that everyone will be talking about!

WHAT: Marvel Animation Panel
WHEN: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
THE 411: The new age of Marvel animation is here! Marvel's President of Animation Eric Rollman and General Manager of Nicktoons Network Keith Dawkins are joined by the creative minds behind the new hit series "Wolverine and the X-Men," and "Iron Man: Armored Adventures." Head Writers Greg Johnson (WXM), Chris Yost (IMAA), Supervising Producer Craig Kyle (WXM, IMAA), Voice Director Jamie Simone (WXM) and the voice of Wolverine, Steve Blum, discuss each series and what the future holds. Then stay tuned for a first look at Marvel Animé from acclaimed Japanese animation studio Madhouse, featuring Madhouse President Masao Maruyama (Gotham Knight, Tokyo Godfathers), and writer Warren Ellis (The Authority, ASTONISHING X-MEN). Also expect sneak peaks at the upcoming next Marvel Animated Feature from Lionsgate. You don't want to miss this panel!

WHAT: Marvel Digital Comics...And Beyond! Panel
WHEN: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
THE 411: Since its groundbreaking November 2007 debut, Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited has been all the Internet rage! It's the greatest collection of Marvel comics ever assembled online and it's only getting better. Featuring over 6,000 titles with newly digitized comics added every weekday, the site now features its own line of digital-first exclusive comics. Join members of the Marvel Digital Media Group to learn all about the state of Marvel digital comics, casual games, original streaming video and the future of Marvel's ever-growing digital endeavors.

Saturday, July 25

WHAT: Marvel: "Hero Up" with The Super Hero Squad Show! Panel
WHEN: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
THE 411: Marvel's first action-comedy series is a manic, mind-blowing, all-ages romp through the Marvel Universe. Coming to Cartoon Network in September, the animated show is loaded with superstar voice talent. Join several of the actors, previewing their characters in a live performance: including Tom Kenny (Spongebob) as Iron Man & M.O.D.O.K., Charlie Adler (Cow and Chicken, Transformers features) as Dr. Doom, Steve Blum "Wolverine and the X-Men") as Wolverine, Grey DeLisle (Fairly Oddparents, Clone Wars) as Ms. Marvel, and Stan "The Man" Lee as The Mayor. Supervising Producer Cort Lane ("Iron Man: Armored Adventures"), Matt Wayne (Justice League Unlimited), Supervising Director Mitch Schauer (Freakazoid, Angry Beavers), Exec. Producer Joe Quesada (Marvel Comics Editor-In-Chief) & Exec. Producer Eric Rollman (President, Marvel Animation) share series secrets, a world premiere clip and a preview of THQ's epic "Super Hero Squad" video game. Followed by Q&A!

WHAT: Dark Reign Panel
WHEN: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Room 6A
THE 411: The Cabal has taken over the Marvel Universe and forever changed it. Now, Norman Osborn has his LIST and is taking everyone down who stands in his way. What lies on the horizon? Find out here as the creators behind the madmen & women putting the Marvel Heroes through their paces answer your questions and let you in on what happens next! Join Joe Quesada, Rick Remender (DARK REIGN: THE LIST), Matt Fraction (INVINCIBLE IRON MAN), Jason Aaron (DARK REIGN: THE LIST), Frank Tieri (DARK REIGN: MADE MEN), Joe Casey (DARK REIGN: ZODIAC), Marvel editor Alejandro Arbona and more as they shed some light on DARK REIGN!

WHAT: Marvel Studios/Paramount: "Iron Man 2" Movie Panel
WHEN: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
THE 411: Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment present the sequel to the blockbuster film based on the legendary Marvel Super Hero Iron Man. Directed by Jon Favreau, "Iron Man 2" stars Robert Downey Jr. Joining Downey in the cast are Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Jon Favreau, Clark Gregg, John Slattery, Mickey Rourke and Samuel L. Jackson.

Sunday, July 26

WHAT: The Women of Marvel Panel
WHEN: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
THE 411: One of the most talked about panels from last year is back! Forget Storm & She-Hulk, meet the real Ms. Marvels of the comic world! Join women from every discipline in the creative process at Marvel to hear what it's like working as a woman in comics today and how you can join them. Say goodbye to the so-called "Boy's Club," these ladies are busting down the four-color ceiling! Guests include New York Times Best Selling author Marjorie Liu (DARK WOLVERINE), Christina Strain (WORLD WAR HULK), Colleen Coover (MARVEL ADVENTURES), Sonia Oback (X-FORCE), Emily Warren (SECRET INVASION) and more!

WHAT: The Next Generation of Marvel Video Games Panel
WHEN: 12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
WHERE: Room 6A
THE 411: "Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2," "Super Hero Squad" and "Iron Man 2." Join us for trailer previews, discussion and Q&A on the next wave of Marvel Games from publishers Activision, THQ and SEGA. Writers Matt Fraction , Mark Hoffmeier and Evan Skolnick will be on hand along with the game developers Kyle Brink, Robert Blackadder, Dan Tanguay and TQ Jefferson to discuss views on how story and design can come together to make licensed games that don't suck.

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