Exploring Big Apple Comic Con 2016: Part 1

Yesterday, New York City hosted the Big Apple Comic Con over at the Penn Plaza Pavilion and this fun-filled comic book convention is the brainchild of the one and only Mike Carbo. I spent a few hours at the Con shooting photos of both the vendors and the wonderfully creative cosplayers and here is a batch of my visuals. Enjoy. I’ll start off my presentation with a few pics of the great Neal Adams who had a large number of tables downstairs on the lower level. It’s always great to see Neal and the family.

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Big Apple Comic Con 2016 by Ken Pierce

big apple con 2016
Big Apple Comic Con 2016 by Ken Pierce

big apple con 2016
Big Apple Comic Con 2016 by Ken Pierce

Once I got myself upstairs I began some investigation and the first cosplayer I met was this charming Starfire from the New Teen Titans. She and some heroic friends were repping a dealer booth.

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Big Apple Comic Con 2016 by Ken Pierce

She had a Lady Deadpool associate with her who was braving the event unmasked. Luckily there were no villains in the immediate vicinity so I think her secret was safe.

big apple con 2016
Big Apple Comic Con 2016 by Ken Pierce

Speaking of Deadpool, here is a great version of him. He was posing while his friends did numerous spanning shots of the pose. I wonder what they were going to do with them all. I imagine it will be interesting just the same.

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Big Apple Comic Con 2016 by Ken Pierce

I loved the idea of a Lego Deadpool as it pushed the boundaries of being creative for these events a little further. Nice work.

big apple con 2016
Big Apple Comic Con 2016 by Ken Pierce

Wolverine was here and proving that Logan in these duds was no “Old Man” (that’s a play on the new comic book of course).

big apple con 2016
Big Apple Comic Con 2016 by Ken Pierce

This is the lovely Mississippi but I am afraid that she is an unknown cosplay to me in terms of her outfit.

big apple con 2016
Big Apple Comic Con 2016 by Ken Pierce

Hellcat

big apple con 2016
Big Apple Comic Con 2016 by Ken Pierce

Black Widow

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Big Apple Comic Con 2016 by Ken Pierce

Alex Sanchez

big apple con 2016
Big Apple Comic Con 2016 by Ken Pierce

Spider-Gwen Cosplay

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Big Apple Comic Con 2016 by Ken Pierce

Gender Bend Jubilee Cosplay

big apple con 2016
Big Apple Comic Con 2016 by Ken Pierce

Variation on Spider-Man

big apple con 2016
Big Apple Comic Con 2016 by Ken Pierce

Gwenom

big apple con 2016
Big Apple Comic Con 2016 by Ken Pierce

Classic Monster Magazines

big apple con 2016
Big Apple Comic Con 2016 by Ken Pierce

Powergirl

big apple con 2016
Big Apple Comic Con 2016 by Ken Pierce

The aisles are packed.

big apple con 2016
Big Apple Comic Con 2016 by Ken Pierce

Great selection of Funko Pops.

big apple con 2016
Big Apple Comic Con 2016 by Ken Pierce

The Cult House

big apple con 2016
Big Apple Comic Con 2016 by Ken Pierce

Dinnersaurus Rex by Emily So

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Big Apple Comic Con 2016 by Ken Pierce
big apple con 2016
Big Apple Comic Con 2016 by Ken Pierce

The big as they wanna be Fat Guy Inc.

big apple con 2016
Big Apple Comic Con 2016 by Ken Pierce
big apple con 2016
Big Apple Comic Con 2016 by Ken Pierce

Art by Bang

big apple con 2016
Big Apple Comic Con 2016 by Ken Pierce
big apple con 2016
Big Apple Comic Con 2016 by Ken Pierce
big apple con 2016
Big Apple Comic Con 2016 by Ken Pierce

This here is Megan Chevatewa

big apple con 2016
Big Apple Comic Con 2016 by Ken Pierce
big apple con 2016
Big Apple Comic Con 2016 by Ken Pierce
big apple con 2016
Big Apple Comic Con 2016 by Ken Pierce
big apple con 2016
Big Apple Comic Con 2016 by Ken Pierce
big apple con 2016
Big Apple Comic Con 2016 by Ken Pierce
big apple con 2016
Big Apple Comic Con 2016 by Ken Pierce
big apple con 2016
Big Apple Comic Con 2016 by Ken Pierce
big apple con 2016
Big Apple Comic Con 2016 by Ken Pierce
big apple con 2016
Big Apple Comic Con 2016 by Ken Pierce
big apple con 2016
Big Apple Comic Con 2016 by Ken Pierce
big apple con 2016
Big Apple Comic Con 2016 by Ken Pierce
big apple con 2016
Big Apple Comic Con 2016 by Ken Pierce
big apple con 2016
Big Apple Comic Con 2016 by Ken Pierce
big apple con 2016
Big Apple Comic Con 2016 by Ken Pierce
big apple con 2016
Big Apple Comic Con 2016 by Ken Pierce
big apple con 2016
Big Apple Comic Con 2016 by Ken Pierce
big apple con 2016
Big Apple Comic Con 2016 by Ken Pierce
big apple con 2016
Big Apple Comic Con 2016 by Ken Pierce
big apple con 2016
Big Apple Comic Con 2016 by Ken Pierce
big apple con 2016
Big Apple Comic Con 2016 by Ken Pierce
big apple con 2016
Big Apple Comic Con 2016 by Ken Pierce
big apple con 2016
Big Apple Comic Con 2016 by Ken Pierce
big apple comic con 2016
Big Apple Comic Con 2016 by Ken Pierce
big apple comic con 2016
Big Apple Comic Con 2016 by Ken Pierce
big apple comic con 2016
Big Apple Comic Con 2016 by Ken Pierce

Jim Steranko

big apple comic con 2016
Big Apple Comic Con 2016 by Ken Pierce

I’ll be back with a second chapter very soon but I hope that you enjoyed this one and all the wonderful people that were showcased in this post. Many thanks to those cosplayers who helped bring this narrative to bigger and much more colorful life. Nice work. For those using Instagram, I also uploaded some different images that were snagged by the PiercingMetal Mobile device which can be viewed on our official account HERE.

Official Websites:
Mike Carbo’s Comic Book Marketplace: http://www.nycbm.com/
Neal Adams: http://nealadams.com/
James O’Barr: http://jamesobarr.typepad.com/
Jim Steranko: http://www.thedrawingsofsteranko.com/

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