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'Penny Dreadful' to make Comic-Con debut

EW has learned exclusively that Penny Dreadful will make its San Diego Comic-Con debut on the first of the convention.

Moderated by Archer‘s Aisha Tyler, the panel will held on Thursday, July 24th from 6 to 7 p.m. in Ballroom 20 and will feature series stars Josh Hartnett, Reeve Carney, and Harry Treadaway, as well as the series’ creator, writer, and executive producer, John Logan.

In addition to the star-studded panel, Showtime will also host signings, and it will offer exclusive merchandise to fans including character figurines, deluxe deck of tarot cards inspired by the ones in the series, and special-edition books. Showtime has teamed with Titan Books to produce deluxe hardcover editions of the classic novels that inspired the series. The Penny Dreadful Collection will include Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray.

Penny Dreadful concluded its first season last week and has been renewed for a 10-episode second season.

PopWatch Planner: 'Sherlock' premiere, 'Sleepy Hollow' finale, 'Vampire Diaries' 100th, and more

As your favorite shows slowly start to come back from hiatus, it’s time to say goodbye to others. But don’t worry. Between Sherlock‘s season 3 return and the introduction of Wahlburgers, your week is sure to be full of just as many (if not more) hellos as it is goodbyes.

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Our 5 favorite on-screen Frankensteins

Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie hits theaters Friday, telling the age-old story of a boy and his dog. Except this time, the dog’s dead…or, undead. In the movie, Little Victor Frankenstein’s beloved dog Sparky gets hit by a car; distraught, Victor, who fancies himself a scientist, decides to resurrect his deceased pup. All seems well until Victor realizes that bringing the dead back to life has serious, unforeseen consequences.

This stop-motion flick is the latest in a long line of films based on Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel.  And with those adaptations come many, many iterations of her iconic monster. So, after a thorough investigation, we’ve selected our five favorite big-screen versions of Frankenstein’s monster. Check out the full list after the jump.

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