New York Comic Con (NYCC) (ReedPop) October 6-9, 2022


Cartoonito's “Batwheels” Gotham City Raceway Activation

Zoom into New York Comic Con with “Batwheels” Gotham City Raceway
WHAT: The streets of Gotham City will come alive at New York Comic Con at Cartoonito’s “Batwheels” Raceway activation!
To gear up for DC's first-ever Batman preschool series, young Batfans can buckle up in their very own “Batwheels” vehicle as they help Bam the Batmobile on a special mission through a racetrack. The experience will feature Bat-tastic giveaways and a hero-approved photo experience for the whole family.
WHEN: The experience is open Thursday, Oct. 6 - Sunday, Oct. 9 (10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.) to New York Comic Con attendees
WHERE: Located in front of the Javits Center at New York Comic Con
HOW: Activation is free to attend but a New York Comic Con badge is required

Additional “Batwheels” NYCC Activities:
“Batwheels” NYCC Panel
Sunday, Oct. 9 11:00-12:00p.m. (Room 401)

The newest heroes of Gotham City are rolling into New York Comic Con for a special panel and screening featuring the premiere of two never-before-seen episodes of “Batwheels.” Join co-executive producer Michael G. Stern and supervising producer Simon J. Smith along with voice cast Jacob Bertrand (Bam the Batmobile), Xolo Maridueña (Snowy the Snowcrawler), Lilimar (Batwing the Batwing Jet Plane), and AJ Hudson (Robin) for a look under the hood of DC’s first-ever Batman preschool animated series coming soon to Cartoonito on Cartoon Network and Cartoonito on HBO Max.

About "Batwheels":
“Batwheels” marks DC’s first-ever Batman preschool animated series, premiering Oct. 17 on Cartoonito on Cartoon Network and next day on HBO Max. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, the series follows a group of young sentient super-powered vehicles as they defend Gotham City alongside Batman, Robin, and Batgirl.

The all-star voice cast includes Ethan Hawke (as Batman), Jacob Bertrand (as Bam the Batmobile), Gina Rodriguez (as Catwoman) and Xolo Maridueña (as Snowy the Snowcrawler), among others.


ALOHA and welcome to Tenacious Island, your toy paradise right in the middle of New York City! Join the Tenacious crew at Booth 1673 at New York Comic Con for good times, great toys and tons of amazing handcrafted and unique art, apparel, pins, stickers and much more!

This year the world-famous Tenacious Collective will occupy an entire island of booths, hence the nickname "Tenacious Island!" Tenacious Island members this year include Tenacious Toys, Furry Feline Creatives, Nitelyfe Pins, Concrete Jungle, the EFUE Crew, Bun Leung, Kudoze, Otis Blaqlion, Juan Muniz & Das Frank.

In booth 1673 you will find exclusive toys in vinyl and resin, custom one of a kind toys, statues, plushes, apparel, pins, original artwork, stickers, prints, and even a children's book. The Tenacious Island booth is by far the most diverse and interesting booth at the entire show!

A second press release will be sent soon that will cover the custom show taking place at the booth, the prototypes that will be on display, the prints and artwork from Hawaiian artists, the appearances and signings and readings that will take place at the booth, and much more! For now, below are the Tenacious Toys toy & collectible exclusives for NYCC:

Dalek Space Monkey Gray Edition 6.5" vinyl art toy- LE 80, $99 each
Mallrats Jay & Silent Bob Blue Edition 7" vinyl art toy 2-pack - LE 100, $150 for the set
Soul Breaker EVA Edition 5.25" vinyl art toy - LE 100, $85 each
TEQ63 Playful Gorilla R177A Edition 6" vinyl art toy - LE 200, $95 each
Tikumo 4.5" sofubi figure set by Gerald Okamura - LE 20, $99 each
Zombie Gooo! T-1000 Chrome Editon vinyl art toy - LE 30, $60 each
RLUX Neon Cyber Skull 3" resin figure - LE 50 (15 available) $65 each
RLUX Neon Cyber Skull 6" resin figure - LE 50 (10 available) $120 each
Zaioz by Plastic of the Apes Kip Rathke 4.25" resin figure - LE 10, $90 each
UMA enamel pin 3-pack - LE 300, $20 each
Masked Yeti 6" resin figure by Elliott Lobell - LE 10, $100 each
Skelly Miami Pink Edition 6" resin figure by Sanchez Designs - LE 13, $125 each
Onigiri Boi 3" resin figure by Bunny Mischief - LE 10, $50 each

Tenacious CEO Benny Kline has worked for over a decade to build up the Tenacious Collective into an unmatched destination for east coast convention attendees.

While there is a lot of Tenacious NYCC info to digest, they make it easy to follow along in your favorite way:

Tenacious Toys NYCC info is here:

Tenacious Toys Exclusives left over will appear here after the show ends:

Find the Tenacious Island Exhibitor listing on the NYCC website:

You can also follow Tenacious on IG or Twitter @tenacioustoys or just follow the hashtag #tenaciousnycc22 on IG.

Blog posts about each exclusive will be posted on the Tenacious website - these blog posts will contain specific information about the release of each NYCC exclusive product.


Random House Children’s Books creators for your consideration.

From a spotlight on a new Afrofuturist YA fantasy series from actor and producer Omar Epps (House, This Is Us, Juice, Love & Basketball) and the 30th Anniversary of the beloved Magic Tree House Series to an interactive draw-off for all ages and a conversation between Karen M. McManus and E. Lockhart, two of the biggest thriller authors of our time, we have something in store for everyone.

NYCC Panels Featuring RHCB Authors & Illustrators


Friday, 10/7, 6:45 – 7:45 PM | Lit Room 1B-02

Known for his roles on House, This Is Us, Juice, Love & Basketball, and more, popular actor and producer Omar Epps turns to the world of young adult literature with an electrifying Afrofuturist fantasy Nubia: The Awakening. Get the first look at this powerful saga about three teenage refugees from a fallen African utopia who must navigate newfound powers in a climate-ravaged New York City. Moderated by MJ Franklin, Editor at The New York Times Book Review.


Saturday, 10/8, 12:00 – 1:00 PM |Room 405
Join three of the biggest authors in the fantasy genre for a can’t miss conversation only at New York Comic Con! Brandon Sanderson (The Stormlight Archive), Diana Gabaldon (Outlander) and Terry Brooks (The Shannara Chronicles) will take the stage for a one-of-a-kind panel to discuss what it’s like to build iconic worlds that keep fans reading “just one more chapter”.

Saturday, 10/8, 1:30 – 3:30 PM | Room 405


Sunday, 10/9, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM | Lit Room 1B-02
The #1 bestselling chapter book series turns 30! Celebrate three decades of Magic Tree House adventures with series creator Mary Pope Osborne (Memories and Life Lessons from The Magic Tree House). Learn how an idea for a four-book series about time travel transformed into an international phenomenon that continues to be a childhood favorite and has now expanded to include over 100 books graphic novel adaptations planetarium shows musical theater productions and more! Moderated by series editor Mallory Loehr, EVP and Publisher of the Random House Books for Young Readers Group.

Sunday, 10/9, 12:30 – 1:30 PM | Family HQ
They bring the pens, YOU bring the inspiration! Join Random House Graphic creators John Gallagher (Max Meow), Liz Montague (Maybe An Artist, A Graphic Memoir), Matthew Holm (The BIG Adventures of Babymouse), and Mark Siegel (5 Worlds) as they bring your ideas to life in this unmissable live draw-off. Moderated by Colleen AF Venable (Katie the Catsitter).

Sunday, 10/9, 12:45 – 1:45 PM | Lit Room 1B-02
Join #1 New York Times bestselling thriller authors Karen M. McManus (One of Us Is Lying; Nothing More to Tell) and E. Lockhart (We Were Liars; Family of Liars) as they discuss the ins and outs of crafting the perfect whodunnit, from giving your audience psychological chills to mapping out an unpredictable murder mystery. Moderated by Kara Thomas (That Weekend).

Sunday, 10/9, 4:45 – 5:45 PM | Room 406.1

Team Underlined is taking over NYCC with amazing book recommendations! Hear about the best new and upcoming sci-fi, fantasy, thrillers, romance, and more. Don't miss finding out about your next favorite book and author—and the chance to win early reads and prizes!



5:00 – 7:00 PM
AUTHOR SIGNING: Brandon Sanderson

Location: Booth #1737


3:45 – 4:45 PM
AUTHOR SIGNING: Brandon Sanderson

Location: Booth #3105/3205; Table 2

5:00 – 5:45 PM

Location: Booth #3105/3205; Table 1

5:00 – 7:00 PM
AUTHOR SIGNING: Brandon Sanderson

Location: Booth #1737


5:00 – 7:00 PM
AUTHOR SIGNING: Brandon Sanderson

Location: Booth #1737


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Booth #3105/3205; Table #1

12:30 – 1:30 PM

AUTHOR SIGNING: Mary Pope Osborne

Location: Autographing Area, Signing Table 1

1:45 – 2:45 PM

AUTHOR SIGNING: John Gallagher, Liz Montague, Matthew Holm, Mark Siegel, Colleen AF Venable
Location: Autographing Area, Signing Tables 3 & 4
2:00 – 3:00 PM
AUTHOR SIGNING: Karen M. McManus, E. Lockhart, Kara Thomas

Location: Autographing Area, Signing Tables 1 & 2

2:00 – 3:00 PM
AUTHOR SIGNING: Mary Pope Osborne

Location: Booth #3105/3205

Showcasing the officially licensed Studio Ghibli product (plush, figures & collectibles, craft, and more) and Nanoblock (Japanese building block sets utilizing small block designs to create detailed, cute pixel-like creations, featuring popular characters from Pokemon, Dragon Ball, Kirby, and more). Commencing on October 6th till October 9th, the visitors can expect a fun-filled time.

All eyes will be on legendary anime studio Toei Animation when it takes over New York’s iconic Times Square as part its largest ever fan experience at this year’s New York Comic Con 2022. This showcase of franchise properties, including “One Piece Film Red,” “Dragon Ball Super” and “World Trigger,” will offer fans an array of experiences over four days from October 6 – 9 and will encompass celebrity panel, screenings, a Dim Mak pop-up, giant and life sized character displays (image01) and more. Toei Animation’s event line-up kicks off on Thursday, October 6 at 6:00 pm with the U.S. Red Carpet Premiere of “One Piece Film Red,” which opens November 4 in theaters across the U.S. and Canada. The finale takeover event happens Saturday, October 8 at 7:00 pm when Toei Animation and the movie committee will “paint Time Square red” with a visually stunning display (image02) commemorating “One Piece Film Red.” One Piece fans and cosplayers, convention attendees and every day New Yorkers will be immersed in a specially created animation synchronized across numerous digital billboards encircling Time Square. An estimated 14,000 pedestrians will experience the 2-minute looping animation during it’s one-hour long display. Fans attending the Times Square takeover and all other “One Piece Film Red” events throughout the weekend are encouraged to use the hashtag #OPFilmRedNYCC on their social posts.

"New York Comic Con 2022 caps off an exciting year for Toei Animation’s direct to consumer marketing efforts and our year-long celebration of ‘One Piece Film Red,’" said Lisa Yamatoya, director of global marketing for Toei Animation Inc. "Our ‘One Piece Film Red’ takeover of such an internationally recognizable landmark as Times Square is a historic moment for Toei Animation and the One Piece franchise.”

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Booth Activities
Thursday, October 6, 2022 – Sunday, October 9, 2022
10:00 AM – 7:00 PM (5:00 PM on Sunday)
Javits Center – Booth 2537

Toei Animation Exhibit
  • Giant and life-sized character displays including Monkey D. Luffy, Goku and Vegeta.
  • Multiple Photo Ops featuring “One Piece Film Red,” “Dragon Ball Super” and “World Trigger.”
  • Retail Shop offering a special selection of “One Piece Film Red,” “Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO” and Toei Animation merchandise from Atsuko.
Dim Mak Pop-Up
  • Immersive shopping experience featuring the premiere of highly coveted wearable and collectible merchandise from two collaborations:
  • Dim Mak x Dragon Ball Super based on the Universe Survival Arc.
  • Dim Mak x One Piece based on the Fisherman Island Arc.
  • Daily raffle for Steve Aoki autographed goods.
GIF Green Screen Photo Booth
  • Create a four-picture GIF with your choice of assorted backgrounds from “One Piece Film Red,” “Dragon Ball Super,” “Digimon Adventure” and “World Trigger.”
  • Free Toei Animation tote bag for first 100 fans each day that post their four-picture GIF on social media with the hashtag #ToeiAnimeNYCC.
Thursday, October 6, 2022

U.S. Red Carpet Premiere of “One Piece Film Red”

6:00 pm Red Carpet
7:00 pm Screening
Animation and Crunchyroll present the U.S. Red Carpet Premiere of the new movie “One Piece Film Red.” Presented with subtitles. By invitation only.

“One Piece” Screening (Subtitled)
7:45 pm – 8:45 pm
Javits Center – Room 406.3
Screening of “One Piece” Episodes #1029 and #1030 – Special tie-in episodes to the new movie, “One Piece Film Red” featuring the backstory of when young Luffy met Shanks' daughter Uta.

Friday, October 7, 2022

“One Piece” Screening (Subtitled)

7:45 pm – 8:45 pm
Javits Center – Room 406.3
Screening of “One Piece” Episodes #1029 and #1030 – Special tie-in episodes to the new movie, “One Piece Film Red” featuring the backstory of when young Luffy met Shanks' daughter Uta.

Saturday, October 8, 2022

“One Piece Film Red” Panel

10:45 am - 11:45 am
Javits Center at Empire Stage
Join members of the English and Japanese crew as well as some of your favorite voice actors from the English dub. Open to badge holders.

Panelists include:
English Dub Cast
Colleen Clinkenbeard (Luffy)
Christopher R. Sabat (Zoro)
Luci Christian (Nami)
Sonny Strait (Usopp)
Ian Sinclair (Brook)

Japanese Staff
Goro Taniguchi, Director
Shinji Shimizu, Exec. Producer
Hiroaki Shibata, Producer

Panel Hosts
Anthony Bowling, ADR Director
Kyle Cardine, Crunchyroll

“One Piece” Screening (Subtitled)
7:30 – 8:30 pm
Javits Center – Room 408
Screening of “One Piece” Episodes #1029 and #1030 – Special tie-in episodes to the new movie, “One Piece Film Red” featuring the backstory of when young Luffy met Shanks' daughter Uta.

“World Trigger” Screening (English Dub)
8:45 pm – 9:45 pm
Javits Center – Room 408
Screening of brand new “World Trigger” Season 2 Episodes #4 and #5 in English Dub and featuring Ian Sinclair as Captain Gatlin.

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One Piece Film Red” Times Square Takeover
6:45 pm Fan Meet-up
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Times Square
Toei Animation and the movie committee are “painting Time Square red” to celebrate the new movie “One Piece Film Red.” Enjoy a specially created and visually stunning “One Piece Film Red” animation synchronized across numerous digital billboards encircling Time Square. The 2-min long animation will loop continuously for one hour.

Fans and One Piece cosplayers are encouraged to meet by the Time Square TKTS bleachers by 6:45 pm
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Don’t miss out on Regal Robot’s 2022 New York City Comic Con (from home) exclusive!

Available on-line via the company’s website for just a 4 days (October 6th through 9th), this new magnet is inspired by the Darth Vader™ “Pyre” helmet as seen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens™.

Based on a 3D scan of the original film prop, the unforgettable melted helmet is recreated here as a highly detailed magnetic mini sculpture. Each magnet is hand painted with silver tones to highlight the details of the gnarled and twisted mask.

Each piece in this art series is designed, prototyped and produced in the USA. The magnets are solid resin and hand painted by the artists in the Regal Robot New York studio with distinctive faux finishes. They ship ready to display.

Add this great magnet to your collection, home, office, man-cave or fridge… See more photos and full details here: LIMITED TIME – Darth Vader™ Pyre Helmet Magnet NYCC EXCLUSIVE – Regal Robot




WHAT: Audible Inc., the leading creator and provider of premium audio storytelling, is bringing an immersive and interactive audio storytelling experience to New York Comic Con with The Sandman Dream Portal by Audible and DC, in celebration of the release of “The Sandman: Act III.” The voice of creator, writer, executive producer, and narrator Neil Gaiman will welcome visitors as they enter The Dreaming and embark on a journey through the storylines of “The Sandman: Act III.” As attendees enter the portal, they will find themselves immersed in a surreal dreamscape gallery. Visual installations will encourage exploration and provide abstract visuals that evoke the feeling of special moments from Act III. Audio from those scenes and environmental sound effects will transport attendees directly into the audio adaptation of the New York Times best-selling graphic novel series.

WHEN: Public Hours:
  • Friday, October 7th, 5-9pm
  • Saturday, October 8th, 1-9pm
  • Sunday, October 9th, 1-6pm

WHERE: MediaPro Manhattan Studio
508 W 37th St
New York, NY 10018

The Sandman: Act III released September 28, 2022 and is available now. Listen at

The groundbreaking audio production of whatLos Angeles Times Magazinecalled “the greatest epic in the history of comic books” continues. Leading perhaps the best cast ever assembled in audio,James McAvoy returns to voice Morpheus, the Lord of Dreams, inThe Sandman: Act III, the third installment of theNew York Timesbestselling audiosaga.Award-winning audio trailblazer Dirk Maggs adapts the blockbuster DC graphic novel series written by Neil Gaiman (Good Omens) into another fully immersive listening experience, presented for the first time in breathtaking 3D audio.InAct III, we follow Morpheus on a grand journey to take care of family business. He visits with his son Orpheus (Bridgerton’sRegé-Jean Page), an act that brings with it profound consequences. Accompanied by Delirium (Kristen Schaal,Bob’s Burgers), he tracks down their estranged brother, Destruction (David Harewood,Supergirl), the only member of the Endless ever to abandon their post. And at an inn at the intersection of all worlds,a group of travelers are forced together by a storm that threatens to destroy reality itself, with grave repercussions for Morpheus and the rest of the Endless.All the original cast returns, includingKat Dennings as Death, Aidan Turner as Cluracan, and Neil Gaiman himself as The Narrator,joined by Harewood and other new cast members Wil Wheaton (Star Trek: The Next Generation), KJ Apa (Riverdale), Shruti Hasaan (Race Gurram) and more.It’s time to close your eyes and listen. Once again.

The Sandman: Act III continues to bring to aural life the world of The New York Times best-selling graphic novel, The Sandman, created by Neil Gaiman and published by DC. The third installment is once again adapted and directed by co-executive producer Dirk Maggs and narrated by Gaiman, who also returns as creative director and co-executive producer, with original score from BAFTA Award-winning composer James Hannigan.

Returning to the Audible Sandman universe is series star, James McAvoy in the title role as well as Kat Dennings as Death, Miriam Margolyes as Despair, Justin Vivian Bond as Desire, Jeffrey Wright as Destiny, Kristen Schaal as Delirium, Andy Serkis, Riz Ahmed, Regé-Jean Page, Kevin Smith, Bebe Neuwirth, Niamh Walsh, Arthur Darvill, Ray Porter, Shruti
Haasan, Billy Boyd, and a full ensemble cast. Joining the cast of Audible’s Sandman franchise for the first time are David Harewood as Destruction, Wil Wheaton as Brant Tucker, and KJ Apa as Prez.

The first installment of Audible’s The Sandman adapts volumes 1-3 of the graphic novel series of the same name (Preludes & Nocturnes, The Doll’s House, and Dream Country). The second installment adapts Season of Mists, Distant Mirrors, A Game of You and Convergence from the graphic novel series and the third installment will adapt Brief Lives and Worlds Ends, diving deeper into the world of The Sandman.
In 2020, Audible released the first installment in the audio franchise The Sandman to record-breaking Audible Original pre-orders; it still stands as the best-selling Audible Original in the company’s history. It also occupied the #1 spot on The New York Times Best Seller Audio Fiction list in July 2020 and August 2020. The Sandman: Act II, released in 2021, is the second best-selling Audible Original in the Premium catalog in the first 90 days of release, bested only by the first installment, while also holding the #2 spot on The New York Times Best Seller Audio Fiction list.