Licensed comics have seen an evolution from money grab and media tie-in to an artform. More than ever, these books are crucial to bringing in new and lapsed readers, from wide demographics, and extending fandom and its universe. Dafna Pleban (BOOM! Studios editor) leads a discussion on the evolution of licensed comics, from what has been achieved thus far to what lies ahead and how comic creators are taking part in the history of these franchises. Featuring writer Kyle Higgins (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), artist Chrystin Garland (Steven Universe and the Crystal Gems), Jackson Lanzing and Collin P. Kelly (The Maze Runner), Sarah Kuhn (Barbie), and others.