Comic-Con: Preview Night
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Comic-Con 2018: Preview Night

Lauren Gilbert, center, plays the victim of zombies Brandon Keller and Sarah Poteet on 5th Avenue. (Hayne Palmour IV / San Diego Union-Tribune)
Zombies Brandon Keller and Sarah Poteet haunt 5th Avenue near the San Diego Convention Center on Comic-Con’s Preview Night. (Hayne Palmour IV / San Diego Union-Tribune)
A bottle of paint flies as Michelle Oakes smashes things such as paint, a dummy, and various other items with a bat while in the Harley Quinn Chaos Room at The DC Universe Experience. (Hayne Palmour IV / San Diego Union-Tribune)
Derek Kraneveldt uses a bat to smash bottles of paint and other items while in the Harley Quinn Chaos Room at The DC Universe Experience. (Hayne Palmour IV / San Diego Union-Tribune)
Daniel Vesco, left, plays a prison guard as he instructs a group before they suit up and go into the Harley Quinn Chaos Room at The DC Universe Experience. (Hayne Palmour IV / San Diego Union-Tribune)
Derek Kraneveldt, left, Bradley Nguyen, center, and Cecil Castellucci put on protective suits before they go into the Harley Quinn Chaos Room at The DC Universe Experience. (Hayne Palmour IV / San Diego Union-Tribune)
Cyrene Quiamco, front, her mother Christine Ganzon, behind her, and sister Chris Joy Quiamco make their way through the Swamp Course at The DC Universe Experience. (Hayne Palmour IV / San Diego Union-Tribune)
Cyrene Quiamco is startled by a swamp monster as she and her mother and sister go through the Swamp Course at The DC Universe Experience. (Hayne Palmour IV / San Diego Union-Tribune)
Steve Orlando makes his way through the Swamp Course at The DC Universe Experience. (Hayne Palmour IV / San Diego Union-Tribune)
The aisles were crowded during Comic-Con’s Preview Night. (Hayne Palmour IV / San Diego Union-Tribune)
Sculptor Sam Gao creates a creature out of clay at the Weta Workshop booth. (Hayne Palmour IV / San Diego Union-Tribune)
Sculptor Sam Gao creates a creature out of clay at the Weta Workshop booth. (Hayne Palmour IV / San Diego Union-Tribune)
People use their phones to record the robotic Deadpool’s Super Duper Dance Party. (Hayne Palmour IV / San Diego Union-Tribune)
People use their phones to record the robotic Deadpool’s Super Duper Dance Party. (Hayne Palmour IV / San Diego Union-Tribune)
People wait at the front of the line for Preview Night. (Hayne Palmour IV / San Diego Union-Tribune)
People ride down an escalator prior to the start of Preview Night. (Hayne Palmour IV / San Diego Union-Tribune)
Comic-Con volunteer Chris Perry wears a Superman costume as he guides people toward the badge pickup lines. (Hayne Palmour IV / San Diego Union-Tribune)
Tyler Harbeke and Kayla Lawless, both from National City, look through the Comic-Con guide book as they wait in line for the start of Comic-Con’s Preview Night. (Hayne Palmour IV / San Diego Union-Tribune)
SAN DIEGO, CA.-July 18, 2018,- Crews do tsome of the final assembly at the Nickelodeon booth in the Comic-Con booth by putting up a large cuter of “Reptar” a fictional T-Rex from the television series Rugrats. PHOTO/JOHN GIBBINS Staff photographer, San Diego Union-Tribune. ©2018 (John Gibbins / San Diego Union-Tribune)
SAN DIEGO, CA.-July 18, 2018,- Board games are a growing product in the business, like this IDW “Batman, Gotham City Under Siege” game at the IDW booth as seen at their booth on preview day tour of some of the exhibitors at 2018 Comic-Con. PHOTO/JOHN GIBBINS Staff photographer, San Diego Union-Tribune. ©2018 (John Gibbins / San Diego Union-Tribune)
SAN DIEGO, CA.-July 18, 2018,- SideShow Pop Culture Figures and Collectibles has several new pieces including a super hero maquette of “Rogue” a mutant associated with X-Men, as seen during a preview day tour of some of the exhibitors at 2018 Comic-Con. PHOTO/JOHN GIBBINS Staff photographer, San Diego Union-Tribune. ©2018 (John Gibbins / San Diego Union-Tribune)
SAN DIEGO, CA.-July 18, 2018,- SideShow Pop Culture Figures and Collectibles has several new pieces including an animation figure of Superman as seen during a preview day tour of some of the exhibitors at 2018 Comic-Con. PHOTO/JOHN GIBBINS Staff photographer, San Diego Union-Tribune. ©2018 (John Gibbins / San Diego Union-Tribune)
SAN DIEGO, CA.-July 18, 2018,- Kyle McCullough of BioWar company was assembling a robotic character named “Interceptor” as seen during a preview day tour of some of the exhibitors at 2018 Comic-Con. PHOTO/JOHN GIBBINS Staff photographer, San Diego Union-Tribune. ©2018 (John Gibbins / San Diego Union-Tribune)
SAN DIEGO, CA.-July 18, 2018,- Ashley Eckstein, founder of “Her Universe” during a preview day tour of some of the exhibitors at 2018 Comic-Con. PHOTO/JOHN GIBBINS Staff photographer, San Diego Union-Tribune. ©2018 (John Gibbins / San Diego Union-Tribune)
SAN DIEGO, CA.-July 18, 2018,- Ashley Eckstein, founder of “Her Universe” during a preview day tour of some of the exhibitors at 2018 Comic-Con. PHOTO/JOHN GIBBINS Staff photographer, San Diego Union-Tribune. ©2018 (John Gibbins / San Diego Union-Tribune)
SAN DIEGO, CA.-July 18, 2018,- Probably the biggest change at Comic-Con this year on the outside is that you can’t approach the convention center unless you are a badged participant in the event. Harbor Drive will be closed during the event, only opening to traffic during the evenings after it is closed for the night. PHOTO/JOHN GIBBINS Staff photographer, San Diego Union-Tribune. ©2018 (John Gibbins / San Diego Union-Tribune)
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