Featuring Axel Alonso, Paul Dini, Ashley Eckstein, and Kyle Newman Culture will host its first ever panel, “How Comic Books Took Over Hollywood,” at San Diego Comic-Con this year featuring Marvel Comics’ Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso, Batman: The Animated Series writer/producer Paul Dini, Star Wars: The Clone Wars voice actress Ashley Eckstein, and Fanboys director Kyle Newman, marking the first time these industry legends and trendsetters will be together on one stage.  The panel, moderated by’s Deputy Culture Editor Christian Blauvelt, will discuss the recent success of comics in Hollywood, explore why it “gets” comic book storytelling now when for decades it didn’t, and why the format has recently become so massively popular in film and television.

Panel room and time will be released closer to the event. Follow @Ctblauvelt for updates.

Christian Blauvelt is Deputy Editor of Culture based in New York. Prior to joining the BBC, Christian was a culture and entertainment journalist for Entertainment Weekly and, and he makes frequent TV appearances on BBC World News’ Talking Movies show and the CBS New York Sunday Morning News.


Ian Cullen is the founder of and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: When he is not writing for Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of You can contact ian at:
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