Going to New York Comic Con this year? Feel good and smug about it? Well, just so you know, I hate you. I’m super jealous and totally regret not getting tickets. Especially after hearing what Marvel Studios is presenting. They’ll be coming to town showing off some spiffy footage (or more) for two highly anticipated properties, leaving us non attendees to scour the net for leaked butt cam footage or second hand footage descriptions from people who suck at telling stories (they’re the worst!). What could Marvel be showing off that’s got me all hot and bothered? Here, I’ll let Marvel’s head of Television Jeph Loeb explain (or you can simply figure it out from looking at the header graphic, duh!):

“New York City is home to Marvel and some of the greatest fans in the world, so we ensured that Marvel Television brought its biggest panels ever to this NYCC! Not only will fans get to experience our incredible partnership with Netflix as we introduce the cast of ‘Marvel’s Daredevil’ for the first time, but they’ll get to see the world premiere of a new ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ episode and their first look at the future of all their favorite super heroes courtesy of Marvel Animation.”

Awe, yeaaah! Daredevil and Agents of Shield up in the house!!! Oh, what, we’re you expecting some Avengers: Age of Ultron footage or perhaps Ant-Man? Yeah, those would be great, but Daredevil and AOS are almost as exciting.

I always thought Daredevil was better suited for the small screen. Daredevil has all the elements for a great crime drama with a superhero element – Matt Murdock serves justice in the court room, while his alto ego carries it out in the the streets. It would appeal to the Law and Order/Criminal Minds type audience, as well as the built in super hero fan base. Plus, being a Netflix original series, when has Netflix ever let anyone down on the quality front? Name one Netflix original series that you didn’t flip on and immediately not want to binge watch?

In regards to Agents of Shield.

There’s no arguing the first half or so of the first season was to be called into question on the characterization and quality front. Doubts, however, were washed away when the show brought in the world changing events from Captain America: The Winter Solider and ended on a very dramatic high note.AOS got good, and it hopes to stay good.
I, for one, am looking forward to season 2. AOS finished strongly last season, even though the beginning was a little rough.  Hopefully they can keep up the momentum they had at the end. I just really hope the new season has better costumes than the last one did. No more laser-tag vests!

By the way, did you see the batch of production stills with a look at this season’s cast that includes new cast members Lucy Lawless, Nick Blood, and Henry Simmons?

So, back to New York Comic Con…

So far, only Charlie Cox (aka Daredevil) is confirmed to be coming to the event which takes place from October 9th – 12th at the Javits Center in New York City, but you have to imagine that he’ll be joined by some of his co-stars and that they’ll also be bringing some footage from the Netflix series! I hope they reveal the suit for everyone on the internet to see.

Here’s the announced schedule:
Marvel Animation Presents
(Friday, October 10 – 4:15 PM – 5:00 PM)
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.
(Friday, October 10 – 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM)
Jeph Loeb returns with exciting news and the world premiere of all new episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. before it debuts on ABC!
Marvel’s Daredevil, Exclusively on Netflix
(Saturday, October 11 – 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM)
Join the cast of Marvel’s Daredevil in their first-ever appearance with show-runner Steve DeKnight and moderator Jeph Loeb to answer questions and reveal secrets from the hotly-anticipated show debuting on Netflix in 2015.

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