- Kareem Abdul Jabbar's "Mycroft Holmes and the Apocalypse Handbook." The NBA legend's debut as a comic book writer comes with this globe-trotting series about Sherlock's older, and allegedly wiser, brother. We deduce an All-Star hit, my dear Watson. Noon. Thursday, Room 5AB.
- "Chicano Comics and Public Art in San Diego." From Chicano Park to "La Cucaracha," San Diego has long been a canvas for bold Chicano visions. Chicano Park curator Mario Torero, syndicated cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz, Border X gallery owner David BorderX and comics illustrator Joaquin Junco will tell the story. 6 p.m. Thursday, 25ABC.
- Eisner Awards. Is this the comic book industry's Year of The Woman? Find out at the annual awards gala, where a record 49 women have reaped 61 nominations. And the winners are ... 8 p.m. Friday, Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront.
- Teaching History with Graphic Novels. From the Revolution to the Civil Rights Movement, the American past has a future in comics. Class is in session with Nathan Hale ("Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales"), Amy Chu (publisher of Alpha Girl Comics), high school history teacher Tim Smyth and others. 11 a.m. Saturday, Shiley Special Events Suite, ninth floor, San Diego Central Library.
- Wonder Woman at 75. Has our ageless Amazon ever been mightier?At 11 a.m. Saturday, Warner Brothers offers a sneak peak at her upcoming film; hours later, DC Comics celebrates this All-American icon's battles against villains foreign, domestic and intergalactic. 3 p.m. Saturday, Room 6DE.