If you’re a comic book fan, you know the origin story of every hero and villain. But you may not know about the genesis of Comic-Con, the iconic annual comic book convention featuring a rich and compelling history that will be chronicled in a new SiriusXM original podcast series, Comic-Con Begins: Origin Stories of the San Diego Comic-Con and the Rise of Modern Fandom.
In the new SXM Podcasts original documentary series, listeners can trace the rise of Comic-Con in the style of an oral history. Weaving together personal stories and outrageous anecdotes from key players in the early days of the convention, the podcast traces the event’s evolution from a disorganized gathering of comic book and sci-fi geeks to an international cultural pillar where top studios, networks, and creators showcase the latest developments in sci-fi, comics, and fantasy.
Episode 1 premieres June 22 on the SXM App, Pandora, Stitcher, and all major podcast platforms, with new episodes available weekly. The entire 6-episode series will be available to SXM App and Stitcher Premium subscribers on June 22. Click below to stream the audio trailer on the SiriusXM app now, then all of the episodes once they premiere.
The podcast is narrated by veteran sci-fi and horror film actress Brinke Stevens (The Slumber Party Massacre, The Rocketeer) and includes insights from Sandman creator Neil Gaiman, B-movie icon Bruce Campbell, film director Kevin Smith, and over 30 founding members of the original San Diego Comic-Con. Whether you’re a comic book junkie who makes the annual trek to “The Con” or a casual pop culture fan, everyone will enjoy learning about the heroes, sidekicks, and villains who populate this legendary story.
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