PiercingMetal Goes to Big Apple Comic Con (2011): Chapter Two

Welcome back to my coverage of the Wizardworld Big Apple Comic Con. This is part two of three and we thank you for your continued interest in the adventures. The event itself was spanning the course of the the Saturday and Sunday weekend of May but I took care of all I wanted to see on the Saturday and broke the analysis into chapters to allow a little easier enjoyment of it. Please continue.

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The dude up next told me his name was Captain Zorikh and he was presenting his series of analysis on Captain Marvel culture and how it applied to our real life and times. There were a bunch of self published novellas about the topic for sale. He is not only speaking of DC’s Captain Marvel or “SHAZAM” character but also the ones that came care of Marvel Comics.

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Captain Zorikh & Captain Marvel Culture

Here is the booth for the “Pissed Off Panda” folks which is the work of Franenstylin at the end of the day. Loved his hat and assistants. He had comic books, artwork and buttons up for sale.

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Frankenstylin

The assistants to Pissed Off Panda.

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wizardworld, big apple comic con, big apple comic con 2011
The "Pissed Off Panda" Comic Book

Here we find a great cosplay of Mystique standing in battle against a portly Green Lantern. I would have moved further back but he was not originally in the photo and kind of stepped in. I hate when that happens.

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Mystique Cosplay

This next booth amused me to no end. It was a petition to help rebuild the Death Star and used the credo with Dark Vader saying “He Cannot Do It Alone”. There were a number of stormtroopers wandering the Con and I even saw a Darth Vader for a second but not much longer. Apparently these costumes are the actual ones used in the films.

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wizardworld, big apple comic con, big apple comic con 2011

Looking at this next shot I am pretty much sold on their authenticity.

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Halt! Identify Yourself.....

A great Doctor Strange.

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Doc Strange Cosplay

Here is Edwin Vasquez’s table. He did some work on The Simpsons comic book properties which caught my attention. Nice guy.

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Edwin Vazquez

Next up the small booth for “Azteca”. This is a motion web-comic by Enrica Jang. Looks like some interesting stuff.

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Miss Enrica Jang and Azteca
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Enrica poses with Azteca stuffs

David Silva was here with all of his stuff which as you can see is dinosaur related. I said to David how a comic book should come from the band t-shirt I was wearing today. It was the Finnish Dinosaur Metal band “Hevisaurus”.

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David Silva

Miss Sara Richard. She was chit chatting with fans and at the same time doing some artwork. I didn’t want to disturb her.

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Sara Richard

Yoe Books Founder Craig Yoe and some of their cool books.

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Craig Yoe

A centurion guards the Con

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Hail The Centurion

Here is a terrific Speedy, who most know as the sidekick of Green Arrow. Look she even had the boxing glove arrow ready to knock the bad guys into the land of nod.

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Speedy Cosplay

This is Wizardworld Comic Con Girl. Well, she told me this so I have to believe her.

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Comic Con Girl

Two more artists that were doing sketches if people wanted them. If you can ever manage to afford this kind of stuff at the Cons, I recommend you snare them for your collection so you can frame them in your Man (or Woman) Cave.

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David Campitz & Luke Ross

Here are two charming cosplayers. One dressed as Zatanna and the other as the White Queen (I think).

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The Ladies of Cosplay

Here is former WWF Wrestler Dawn Marie. She was happy to see everyone and had a number of photographs for sale which she would sign for you.

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Wrestler Dawn Marie

Here is a familiar face of comic book legendry, the one and only Neal Adams. Most know Neal from his work on Batman as well as Green Lantern/Green Arrow. Wonderful stuff of course and he was here today signing artwork, critiquing portfolios and selling his books.

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Mr. Neal Adams

Here is a great piece of Batman art by Neal

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Batman by Neal Adams

So check this out. If you purchased $30 or more of Neal’s books he was giving you one of his signature Oatmeal Raisin cookies. Yes the one and only Neal Adams knows how to make a mean cookie, and how do I know this you might ask? Well, since they knew I was writing about the convention and putting them in the narrative they kindly offered me one.

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Neal Adams Cookies

I had this with some cold milk the next day and it was awesome. What I also liked about finding this out was how it just goes to show you there is always more to the people that we admire than what we easily might know. This is a good lesson for any artist, musician or writer and photographer to realize. All of us are capable of doing other cool things in addition to our passions.

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The Neal Adams Cookie

Neal’s son Josh Adams was there as well.

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Josh Adams

Here is a better shot of Kristanna Loken as promised. Remember she was the Terminator in the “T3” movie. Not my favorite of the franchise but Chapter Two was really hard to beat.

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Miss Kristanna Loken

The pirates are presenting the art of Orlando Pagan

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"Arr Me Hearties" says Orlando Pagan's Rep

Here is Toby Cypress who does a book called Rodd Racer.

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Toby Cypress

Here are the folks behind the comic adventures of Johnny Wander. That’s Yuko Ota and Ananth Panagariya in the photo. This sure seemed like a fun project.

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Johnny Wander Team

I loved this costume of a uhmmmmm “Box Person”

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The Box Walked Among Us

Here is Mr. Ric Myers and he was selling a lot of Kung Fu related stuff.

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Ric Myers

Next to him was the lovely and charming Miss Rebekah Isaacs

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Rebekah Isaacs

Here is a cool Nightcrawler Cosplay

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The Nightcrawler

Here is Mr. T. Motely, cartoonologist

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T. Motely

The lovely visage in these photos is that of Marissa Jade, a model who seemed to have a lot of artwork dedicated to her. There was a lot of this stuff and it covered almost two tables.

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Marissa Jade Art and Photos

Of course the real life Marissa Jade was there as well and was quite the hit among much of the male populace of the Big Apple Comic Con. Yes even with some of the female populace and who could blame them since she was not only gorgeous but very, very friendly to everyone who came to her table.

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Miss Marissa Jade

There was so much sunlight coming in behind her that the shot didn’t come out too great. I apologize but she also wanted in on a photo with yours truly, so how was I to resist such a request. The Scarlet Spider was not crashing into the image and just happened to be close by when the picture was taken.

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Marissa Jade & PiercingMetal Ken P.

Here is writer Don McGregor. He worked on books such as “Killraven”, “Black Panther”, “Lady Rawhide” and “Zorro” to name a few.

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Don McGregor

There is a little more to share with you all so please stay tuned to the Blog so you can enjoy the rest of it in our final chapter of the adventure.

Relevant Weblinks To This Narrative:
Wizardworld: http://www.wizardworld.com/
Rebekah Issacs: http://www.rebekahisaacs.com/
Enrica Jang: http://enricajang.blogspot.com/
Captain Zorikh: http://www.captainzorikh.com/
Sara Richard: http://sararichard.com/
Kristanna Loken: http://kristannaloken.net/
Frankenstylin/Pissed Off Panda: http://frankenstylin.blogspot.com
Craig Yoe: http://yoebooks.com/
Johnny Wander: http://www.johnnywander.com
Marissa Jade’s Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/MsMarissaJade
Neal Adams: http://www.nealadams.com
Josh Adams: http://www.whatwouldjoshdo.com/main/

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