I have attended the New York Comic Con (NYCC) every year since its inception. I’ve attended as a guest, a pro, as press and the first year I actually snuck in. You can’t do that anymore. With an official attendance of over 150,000 unique guests this year, NYCC unseated the San Diego Comic Con as the largest pop culture convention in North America (SDCC has 130,000). With that many people, it’s literally impossible to see and do everything. Or even half of everything. But I snapped some photos of the best cosplay I saw and I wanted to share it with our loyal readers. Next year is the 10th anniversary of the show. Will I see you there?
Very impressive Captain American and L’il Iron Man
Welcome to the biggest comic con in North America
Xena. That’s me in the yellow shirt being impressed.
The adventures of He-Man, Hefty Skeletor and their pal, Shazam.
I like to try to put money in the mouth of guys with masks and see if they don’t notice. Spawn didn’t.
Smaug. Sm-ow-g. Hard to say.
Guardians of the being best bros.
Pretty creepy Scarecrow.
Points for creativity!
Everything “clever” at a convention is really just a mashup of any two things.
Jason Mantzoukas. Hilarious writer, performer and podcaster.
Robert Kirkman has had me proofreading everything he writes since Battle Pope back in 2000. He is a bit successful.
Somebody ready for Dia de los Muertos
Lady version of Speed Racer
Some Street Fighters
Jason Rodriguez, editor of Colonial Comics, Thanos, and me.
Tell me what this is. It was impressive.
Jordan Hembrough, the Toy Hunter
Me, Colonial Comics, which I illustrated a story in, and my pals Jason Rodriguez (right) who edited the book and Rafer Roberts (hiding behind me) another illustrator in the book.
The cast of the upcoming Daredevil tv show for Netflix. Vincent D’Ononfrio as Kingpin, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Charlie Cox as Daredevil and Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson.
I wore a scarf but this guy had the whole Fourth Doctor outfit plus jelly babies!
The upcoming McFarlane Walking Dead brick sets. Review coming soon.
Sauron and a guy
An assortment of street-level DC heroes/villains
Val Kilmer’s Batman costume
George Clooney’s Batman costume
The cowl from the upcoming Batman vs Superman movie
A Batman statue for a 75th anniversary retrospective
The Christian Bale Batman costume
The Michael Keaton Batman costume
South Korean master illustrator Kim Jung Gi at work.
This Elf guy kinda looked like Will Ferrell!
The Sixth Doctor. You don’t see many of those!
Rick from Rick & Morty and some girl. If I don’t know what it is, I just assume it’s from a Japanese cartoon.
He-Man has real muscles
An Andrew Garfield version of Spider-Man takes a crap
Kudos to a very convincing duo representing Saga.
Well done Dr. Strange
I was impressed with the Transformers costume until I realized it was an official Angry Birds representative
She-Hulk gives up trying to get any photos taken as Donatello walks by
Raphael also interrupts She-Hulk
Michelangelo interrupts She-Hulks photos
I saw many Ultrons and they ALWAYS had an enemy’s head in their hands
On that escalator, he is the law.
Dr. Mrs. The Monarch and Dr. Girlfriend. One was more popular.
Shredder didn’t know I touched his mouth. Don’t worry, I used sanitizing gel constantly.
I am not a fan of Xena but I was a fan of this fantastic costume
My pal Evan has fun with Sonic who throws up gang signs
Cap’n Crunch and an Oompa Loompa. You don’t need to have a timely costume. Anything works.
I don’t know what this costume was but I acted really impressed.
Lots of wedgies at cons
Teen Titans float around.
Azog the Defiler statue looked very realistic.
Mr. Meeseeks from Rick & Morty!
The Walking Dead always has a massive presence
Zombie Charlie Chaplin and Marilyn Monroe
Sexy Super Mario
Very impressive cosplay of The Hound from Game of Thrones
Sgt Slaughter is still alive
Free Hugs are not as popular as they used to be
Artist Alley is usually calmer than the main floor. This is Friday. On Saturday you couldn’t even see the floor. There’s a goat guy in the center.