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San Diego Comic-Con International a.k.a. Comic-Con or SDCC is a multigenre entertainment and comic convention held annually in San Diego, USA.
History[edit | edit source]
Comic-Con is a four-day event (Thursday-Sunday) held in July or August at the San Diego Convention Center in southern California. It was founded in 1970 and is considered to be the largest convention of its kind in the world.
Originally showcasing primarily comic books and science fiction/fantasy the convention now includes a larger range of pop culture and entertainment elements across virtually all genres, including collectible card games. Until the introduction of HASCON in 2017, a Magic panel always featureed big reveals about the Commander series, Duel Decks and the fall set of that year.
Special releases[edit | edit source]
SDCC 2013[edit | edit source]
At Comic-Con 2013 the Hasbro ToyShop offered a limited edition collection of Planeswalker cards for sale. The five cards were presented with unique "black-on-black" art by Steve Prescott and were variants of those found in the core Magic 2014 set. These included Ajani, Caller of the Pride; Jace, Memory Adept; Liliana of the Dark Realms; Chandra, Pyromaster; and Garruk, Caller of Beasts. 
SDCC 2014[edit | edit source]
Comic-Con 2014 once again featured premium black-on-black core set planeswalkers, this time featuring the six from Magic 2015, illustrated by Jae Lee: Ajani Steadfast, Jace, the Living Guildpact, Liliana Vess, Chandra, Pyromaster, Nissa, Worldwaker, and Garruk, Apex Predator. In an SDCC exclusive, the six Planeswalker cards could be bought together with the NERF Garruk Axe. 
SDCC 2015[edit | edit source]
Comic-Con 2015 featured the five double-faced planeswalkers from Magic Origins (the last core set) in premium black-on-black, illustrated by Wayne Reynolds. The set also came with an exclusive book, called Magic Origins: Planeswalker Anthology. The book explored the backstories of Chandra, Jace, Nissa, Gideon and Liliana. It contained a short story for each planeswalker, plus expanded art from some of the key cards in the set, 
SDCC 2016[edit | edit source]
Comic-Con 2016 featured the five most recent planeswalker cards of the members from the Gatewatch, where all of them, except Liliana, appeared as zombies. The price of a complete set of these foil cards by Eric Deschamps was $99.99 plus tax (about $108). 
SDCC 2017[edit | edit source]
Comic-Con 2017 again featured the five most recent planeswalker cards from the members of the Gatewatch (without Ajani), all of them in the Ancient Egypt profile style. In addition there was the most recent Nicol Bolas card, depicting him while putting his spell on the Gatewatch. The Egyptian theme and the counteracted depictions connected to the story of the recent Amonkhet block. The price of a complete set of these foil cards by Vincent Proce, together with a 24” x 36” screen print of Nicol Bolas illustrated by Brandon Holt, was $180.--.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Ricardo Segundo (February 03, 2015) Five MTG Promos You Didn't Know Existed, Mtggoldfish.com
- Blake Rasmussen. (July 11, 2014.) “San Diego Comic-Con 2014”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Ed Grabianowski (June 29, 2015). These Comic-Con Exclusive Magic Cards Will Drive Collectors Crazy, io9.com
- Blake Rasmussen. (July 19, 2016.) “San Diego Comic-Con 2016 Magic Promos”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Gareth (July 07, 2017). "Magic the Gathering Reveal Their SDCC Exclusive". Sknr.net
- Blake Rasmussen. (July 10, 2017.) “The July 10, 2017 Update”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.