Best. Weekend. Ever,” according to “iZombie” star Robert Buckley

The 2015 San Diego Comic Con is almost upon us, and Warner Bros TV, the studio behind the ever-expanding “Arrow”-“The Flash” universe as well as a plethora of other shows, is bringing a legion of stars to town.

In a new video, stars from the aforementioned comic book adaptations, as well as actors from “The Vampire Diaries,” “Gotham,” “The 100” and more share their thoughts about the four-day geek extravaganza in three words.

It’s “my kind of party” for “Arrow” and “The Flash” stars Katie Cassidy and Danielle Panabaker, while “Supernatural” brothers Jensen Ackles and Jared Padelecki deem it “fan freaking tastic.”

“Gotham’s” Jim Gordon, Ben McKenzie, is expecting “total freaking madness,” while “Vampire Diaries” star Paul Wesley shares a similar sentiment, equating the convention with “terrifyingly enthusiastic fanboys.”

Or maybe it will just be the “best weekend EVER,” in the words of “iZombie” star Robert Buckley, who shows off his geek cred by delivering the message surrounded by comic books.


WBTV has released their full Comic Con 2015 line-up, and it includes almost every great superhero show on TV right now, as well as a screening of one of the most anticipated pilots of the year. Warner Bros. will screen the full pilots of CBS’s Supergirl and Fox’s Lucifer, and will also have “special video presentations” for Arrow, The Flash, and Gotham.

This madness will all happen during WB’s Super Hero Saturday Night, which begins at 8pm on Saturday, July 11. This three–hour event will also include a Q&A with the cast and producers of the Arrow/Flash spinoff DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.

Outside of the superhero genre, WB will also present a panel for iZombie, which will include stars Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli, Robert Buckley and David Anders and will preview the second season. Stars of The 100 will also make an appearance, as they preview their midseason return after a highly acclaimed second season.

The full schedule of genre TV panels from WBTV is below, and you can find all the genre TV panels from Fox and BBC here.


5:45–6:45 p.m. iZOMBIE (Tuesdays 9/8c on The CW)

The brainy hit iZOMBIE returns to San Diego for its sophomore appearance at Comic-Con. After the shocking events in the season finale, be among the first to get the scoop on what’s in store for season two with executive producers Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright, along with series stars Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli, Robert Buckley and David Anders.

The cast will also be doing a signing at the WB booth (#4545) from 10:00AM – 10:30AM

Read the full schedule and source here.


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Robert Buckley and Ryan Hansen attend the Xbox One E3 Showcase Party at The Majestic Downtown on
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Big things happened during Tuesday’s iZombie season finale, and while now the wait is on until season two, Newsarama has something to help tide you over — the third part in our interview series with some of the most ardent comic fans who work on the the CW show based on Chris Roberson and Mike Allred’s DC/Vertigo series.

Our previous interviews with show co-developer Diane Ruggiero-Wright and co-star Rahul Kohli got pretty geeky, but this one with Robert Buckley, who plays zombie Liv Moore’s ex-fiancé Major Lillywhite, gets nerdcore. Seriously. This might be some of the most geeking out we’ve ever done in an interview.

Buckley’s known as a romantic lead from a number of TV shows, including One Tree Hill and Lipstick Jungle, and for facing the devil on 666 Park Avenue. But we were warned by our previous interviewees that Buckley was a huge comics fan, and this interview did not disappoint. Sit back to learn of his favorite books, his art collection, and his efforts to convert us to #TeamMajor.

Newsarama: Rob, thanks for talking with us.

Robert Buckley: My pleasure. Sorry I was running late!

Nrama: Oh, no problem. Now, we talked to Diane and Rahul before, and they were both saying that while they were pretty big comic book fans…they were nothing compared to you.

Buckley: You know what? I can actually blame my slight tardiness on my comic book addiction. I had to go by my local shop to make sure I picked up Fight Club 2 from Dark Horse. I had to make sure I got all the variants.

Nrama: Y’know, it’s too bad you guys are both straight and he’s off the market, because I would tell you to marry Scott Porter. We did an interview back when he was doing Friday Night Lights and he was late for that exact same reason.

Buckley: That is so funny – Scott and I worked together when I did a couple episodes of Hart of Dixie, and we just immediately bonded over comics and HeroClix and everything. Jaime King is looking at us like, “What is happening?” We’re going “You’re reading that?! You like HeroClix?! Did we just become best friends?!” One of those moments, you know? [laughs]

Nrama: What are some books you’re enjoying – both right now and of all time?

Buckley: Oh my God. Uh – right now, I’m enjoying the Saga series – huge fan. And I’ve turned on a lot of my friends onto it, some unwillingly, and they all love it.

I really love the New 52 Batman, Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo. And growing up, I loved Jim Lee – remember when he did that reinvention of X-Men, that classic fold-out cover?

Nrama: Yes! There were like five or six of them.

Buckley: Right! I just fell in love with the X-Men right then, I just loved Wolverine. And as I got older, I found myself gravitating towards characters that had darker origins like Batman and Daredevil.

I’ve branched out – Blacksad is a book I found and just fell in love with.