LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 05: A cosplayer dressed as Joker is seen during 2021 Los Angeles Comic Con at Los Angeles Convention Center on December 05, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chelsea Guglielmino/Getty Images)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The pop culture extravaganza that is Comic-Con International is back to its old extravagance. Stars, cosplayers and fans are filling the San Diego Convention Center in full force after the pandemic forced it to go virtual for two years. The Mandalorian, Wonder Woman, and Sailor Moon could be seen walking the floor on Wednesday’s preview night. Anticipated panels this year include a preview from Warner Bros. of the antihero film “Black Adam” featuring star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and peeks at the fantasy series coming to TV, such as the “Game of Thrones” prequel “House of the Dragon” and the “Lord of the Rings” prequel “The Rings of Power.”