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Johnny Depp speaks onstage at the Warner Bros. 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald' theatrical panel during Comic-Con International 2018 at San Diego Convention Center on July 21, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Since the first event in 1970, which drew around 100 fans, Comic-Con International has grown to be the “must attend” gathering for anyone who lives, works and breathes all things comics and popular arts.

Comic-Con International held each year in San Diego, always boasts an impressive lineup of panel discussions; signings, screenings and press conferences featuring fan-favorite comics creators, science fiction and fantasy authors film and television directors, producers, and writers, and creators.

Of course, the hallmark of Comic-Con has to be the fans. They’re creative, adventurous, passionate and just plain fun.

Here’s a look back at some of the amazing moments from Comic-Con International 2018 to help get you excited for the year’s show scheduled for July 18-21. Get details on attending at