[Podcast] SDCC Genre News — Episode 001 — HNR EXTRA

Welcome to Horror News Radio Extra, a second HNR podcast each with with festival reviews and convention news. The first episode is our annual recapping of the biggest news from the San Diego International Comic Con held July 21-24, 2016. Originally a comic book convention, the event grew to include and spotlight media from all over. In the past decade or so it has exploded to become THE geek event of the year. The biggest news, trailers and announcement are thrown at the audience and fandom in an overwhelming rate. For those who cannot make it into Hall H, this podcast is for you. Here is our reaction to the news that you’ve been catching all weekend.

While the Grue-crew will be covering the more horror news on episode 173 of Horror News Radio (which will be out in just a few days), award winning director Christopher G. Moore and artist Chad Hunt join Dave, Doc and Thomas to look at what made a big impression. We take a look at the news from DC’s cinematic universe with Wonder Woman and Justice League trailers and with the Marvel cinematic universe with a Doctor Strange trailer and big Guardians of the Galaxy 2 news. We also cover some TV news include American Gods.

Co-hosts  Doc Rotten,  Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr.,  Dave Dreher  and  Thomas Mariani  are back again this week to give you the best in horror as they recap, review and obliterate all that is horror this week!

Horror News Radio Extra
Episode 001 – SDCC GENRE NEWS
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SDCC – Genre News (2016)

Marvel and DC battle all weekend to present the biggest news and show the best trailer. Everything is on display from toys to set walk through events to costumes from the films. The film makers, actors and creators own Hall H as they present teases and hints at the year – years! – to come. This year, they dominate as much as they ever have as other genre related material struggled to get noticed. The big winners are Justice League, Wonder Woman and Doctor Strange news while Guardians of the Galaxy 2 held the biggest surprises. Marvel finally revealed who will be playing Carol Danvers, Captain Marvel, and how much of Planet Hulk will make it into the currently filming Thor: Ragnorok. Exciting!



  • DC Comics Movies (Warner Brothers)
    • Suicide Squad additional footage
    • Wonder Woman trailer
    • Justice League trailer
    • LEGO Batman trailer
    • King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
    • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Marvel Comics Movies
    • Doctor Strange trailer
    • Guardians of the Galaxy 2 news and reveals: Kurt Russell is Ego, the Living Planet (Wha? What?)
    • Spider-Man: Homecoming confirms Vulture as villain
    • Thor: Ragnorok displays Hulk’s Gladiator armor
    • Black Panther confirms casting and roles including Michael B. Jordan is playing Killmonger
    • The big casting news is Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, Captain Marvel
  • DC Comics TV
    • Flash Season 3 – Flashpointe
    • Gotham Season 3 – Heroes Will Fall
    • Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 – Introducing JSA
    • Arrow Season 5 – Is that Ragman?
    • Supergirl Season 2 – Superman will appear
  • Marvel Comics TV
    • Ghost Rider joins S.H.I.E.L.D.
    • X-Men come to TV with Legion
  • Others
    • American Gods
    • Star Trek: Discovery


Doc Rotten
Editor-In-Chief / Founder / Podcast Producer at Horror News Radio
Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior.

Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.