New York Comic Con Trailers

Every trailer from New York Comic Con 2018, ranked

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Oct 8, 2018

New York Comic Con has come and gone, but even if you didn't get a chance to dress up in your finest cosplay and hustle over to Manhattan's far west side to attend the convention, you were still able to watch all of the trailers for upcoming movies and TV shows that debuted over the weekend.

There were quite a few, and some were better than others. So, in case you missed any of them, here are all the trailers from NYCC, ranked from worst to best. (The preview for The Magicians Season 4 is not included in the roundup, as it was a full clip rather than a trailer.)

Voltron, Season 8

Voltron is a good show, but this trailer barely counts.

Not only is there no new footage — there isn't really any footage at all. It's just character stills and quotes. This is more of a teaser than a trailer, so it's the least-fulfilling offering from all of Comic Con.

Siren, Season 2

For fans of Freeform's dark mermaid series, this trailer might be exciting, but it comes across as a little convoluted and confusing to the average viewer. If you missed the boat on Season 1, this doesn't seem like it’ll get you into the water for the sophomore season.

Stan Against Evil, Season 3

This trailer has an intentionally low-budget and grotesque, corny vibe to it. That works in the show, but without any breathing room and too much over-the-top action, it’s all a little much in the trailer.

Dragon Ball Super: Broly

Long-time Dragon Ball fans are no doubt excited by all the ret-cons this trailer teases.

Other than that, it's a pretty standard anime trailer. Gotta love intense string instrumentals in a shōnen.

Titans

A marked improvement over the controversial first "f*** Batman" trailer, this spot for DC Universe's live-action Titans show is still extremely dark and gritty, only there's a better sense of the plot underneath all the edgelord trappings.

Raven’s story seems interesting here, even if the tone might still be a bit of a put-off for some fans.

Origin

Every space-horror movie or show wants, on some level, to be Alien. Thing is, that's hard to pull off (even recent Alien movies have struggled to recapture the magic).

YouTube's Origin looks pretty nice, but in this trailer, at least, there still isn't enough to make it stand out in a crowded space (pun intended).

Nightflyers

SYFY's adaptation of George R. R. Martin’s space-horror novella faces similar challenges, but this trailer gives a better sense of the more fully realized tone, giving Nightflyers the edge over Origin.

Tell Me a Story

CBS All Access' modern reimagining of three classic fairy tales — The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood, and Hansel and Gretel — comes across as a pretty standard gritty crime thriller in this trailer.

The only things that really stand out to differentiate it are the pig masks and severed hog heads. Luckily, that's a gripping enough hook to catch some people's interest.

Overlord

J.J. Abrams' World War II zombie movie doesn't seem like it's reinventing the wheel — it looks like a good, well-done horror flick that's just aware of how absurd its premise is. The trailer reflects this, throwing in scary imagery and just enough of the story to get horror fans shuddering with anticipation.

Deadly Class

School is scary. Schools in which everyone has to wear a uniform are scarier, and schools where everyone seems a little psychotic and covered with blood, even more so.

Nothing's scarier than the Gipper crawling, Videodrome-style, out of a television. SYFY's Deadly Class looks like it's worth attending in this trailer.

Star Trek: Discovery, Season 2

The trailer for the sophomore season of CBS All Access' Star Trek: Discovery relies a little too much on (bearded) Spock's first appearance, threatening to take away from some of the originality and vivid imagery that made the first season stand out.

Even so, Discovery looks gorgeous and intriguing, and the trailer is a tantalizing preview of where no one has gone before.

The Boys

The trailer for Amazon's adaptation of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson's comic is a fantastic bit of economical worldbuilding.

We see a superhero organization that looks fully realized and a little too good to be true. Then, in the last shot, we see our heroes(?) flipping the bird at the spandexed heroes on screen. Right away, we get a sense of the conflict and of the tone.

Mortal Engines

The worst part of this trailer is a reminder that The Hobbit movies exist, but other than that it's a pretty good reminder of how when Young Adult genre fare works, it really works.

The set pieces and Peter Jackson's directions seem like they might just be enough to give Mortal Engines some steam, revving more life out of the tried "post-apocalyptic chosen one" YA genre.

Aquaman

What this supersized Aquaman trailer has going for it is that there’s a lot in here to like.

The chase scene looks dope, Black Manta is fittingly comic booky and threatening, and Jason Momoa is being Jason Momoa. The downside is, there’s a whole bunch of movie in these five minutes, and your mileage may vary on how well the somewhat unsteady tone expressed here works for you.

Still, looks like a lot of fun, even if it doesn’t always look especially smart.

American Gods, Season 2

Ignore all the ominous behind-the-scenes chatter about the sophomore season of Starz's Neil Gaiman adaptation. American Gods looks downright mythic in this trailer, as it looks like the action and stakes are only going to get higher as the highly stylized divine war continues.

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power

Even die-hard fans of the original She-Ra need to admit that the plot was, well, pretty basic.

The full trailer for Dreamworks and Netflix's remake adds a hefty dose of treason and betrayal to the mix, making for an intriguing, much more complex story that kids will still love.

Daredevil, Season 3

The third season of Netflix's original Marvel show will probably be several episodes too long, just like the rest of them, but the trailer is damn-near perfect.

Between Wilson Fisk’s return as the captivating main villain and Daredevil's return to the black ninja suit, it looks like a throwback to the well-received first season. Add in a villainous double, now confirmed to be Bullseye, and you've got the makings of a kick-ass season.

Good Omens

Man, this was a great Comic Con for Neil Gaiman.

In this first trailer, Amazon’s Good Omens seems like a combination of Dogma and Shawn of the Dead, blending the end times with charming British humor. There are certainly worse ways to go!

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