PiercingMetal Goes To NY Comic Con 2011: Day 4; Part 1

Whew was all that I could say now that the Saturday session of the NY Comic Con was over. There were tens upon tens of thousands of fans and professionals at the Javits Center yesterday and while I personally braved it alone, it was a mission accomplished. Today I would again be joined by the presence of Skeleton Pete and we decided to mix and mingle our day to cover more ground. So without any further adieu and with our wonderful press passes in hand – away we go…….

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We Are The Media!

I didn’t realize this last year but apparently the Sunday session of the Comic Con is considered Family Day and all children under the age of twelve get in for free. They also get a cool laminate like this one below.

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Welcome To Family Day at NYCC 2011

There were a lot of Cosplayers to get a glimpse of so we started the fun early. Here is Lady Deadpool and Deadpool. Dangerous couple for sure.

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The Deadpool Duo

I never realized that the Black Cat had a thing for Nick Fury. Talk about dangerous liaisons.

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Nick Fury Cosplay & Black Cat Cosplay

This was a very scary Ninja cosplay

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Ninja Cosplay

I’m not really sure what they were supposed to be but nice outfits.

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Two Mysterioous Cosplays

This young lady was walking into the Convention at the same time as Skeleton Pete and I. She was a superb Lady Loki and she kindly indulged this mortal scribe with a photo.

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The Lady Loki

It seems as though where Loki wanders so does the mighty Thor to make sure she is not up to any monkey business.

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The Mighty Thor Herself

Here is a terrific Phoenix Cosplay

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Phoenix Cosplay

This giant robot was introducing a booth and letting the kids get a photo with him

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Giant Robot Booth Rep

Two Sisters all Anime’d Out

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Sisters In Anime Cosplay

Speak softly and carry a big weapon says this Cosplayer

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I didn’t recall the name of the booth but it was focused on vintage jewelry, trinkets and weapons.

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Vintage Booth

Wow look who it is…..it’s Virgil the former assistant in the ring for Ted DiBiase “The Million Dollar Man”.

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Virgil at his Booth

Here is another glimpse of the Hangry & Angry Booth. I decided to shoot a couple more images of the sign and characters displayed. They are so quirky.

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Hangry & Angry Stuff

Hangry & Angry Plush Dolls

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Hangry & Angry Plushes

Here’s the main man behind the Inkbot.net Booth. They do webcomics.

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Inkbot.net Booth

These lovely Cosplayers were Violet Girl and Black Cat. The purple pretty you see created the character for the con that morning she said. Clever.

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Violet Girl & Black Cat (I Sense A Cute Comic)

This beautiful woman is Yaya Han, an international costume designer and model. She is big on the Cosplay and dressing up and had some awesome stuff for people to purchase at her booth. She was also quite the hit with the fans who wanted photos with her.

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The Amazing Yaya Han

I asked if I could take a second since I was not sure I got it correctly and for some reason was having trouble forming words around her LOL

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More Yaya Han

Welcome to the Mishka Booth. They hail from Brooklyn so I had to give them some posting love

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Mishka Booth

If Wolverine were Wolverette….She would look like this young lady

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She-Wolverine Cosplay

Here is a couple of cool Green Lantern cosplays

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The Green Lanterns Are At The Ready

Even though he was doing an official signing in the Autograph Alley at the Con, Mark Hamill would also be appearing at the New Gen booth since he had a forward in the trade paperback.

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Mark Hamill at New Gen Booth

I could only get so close for the shot. By the time I had moved over closer he had left. Oh well.

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More Mark Hamill

Here is one of the New Gen creaturettes….

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New Gen Booth Creature

Their table had some cool freebies. I took a couple of the spider rings since I geek out like that.

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New Gen Schwag

I liked this young lady’s color scheme so asked her to pose for a moment

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Some of the creative resources at the Marvel Comics Booth

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Marvel Comics Booth

Since there were less people around the Captain America display I decided to snap another shot of the amazing costume for The First Avenger.

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Captain America Uniform Display

Cobra Commander was willing to pose when I told him we were a very non-Joe supportive site. I hated to lie to the Commander but I needed his cooperation.

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Cobra Commander Cosplay

Here is a couple of video game booths. They were doing great at this years Con.

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There was also a Transformers game called “Fall Of Cybertron” which I would have liked to see more of but I didn’t manage to get a chance. Guess I will have to look online for more details.

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Transformers "Fall Of Cybertron" Game

An exhausted kangaroo…and he broke his key….

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Passed Out Animals Around Me

Over at the Vampire Freaks booth they had upped their game in terms of Booth Babes. This lovely was willing to show off any of their creepy coolness for you and even pose for a shot.

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Vampire Freaks Booth Hottness

This next young lady was showing off some cool Wonder Woman pajamas. I guess this is a more adult oriented and obviously sexier version of “Underoos”

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Super Hero Sleepwear

This was just too cute 🙂

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Ms. Marvel was on point to defend the convention goers

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Ms. Marvel Cosplay

More Anime mysteries for me to figure out…..

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Mystery Anime Cosplayers

There is a new video game coming out called “Batman Arkham City”; It’s apparently fierce and this DC Direct booth had an exclusive figure of The Joker for the fans to purchase. It was about $25 to get one.

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Special Convention Edition of "The Joker" from Arkham City

Remember Beetle Bailey and Popeye? They are featured on a Bloomingdales clothing line

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Beetle Bailey and Popeye

I went back to the DC Comics booth and saw some of the creatives signing a cereal box. That surprised me and I didn’t know the full story behind it.

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Here’s Paul Levitz who is not only the writer on The New 52 title of “Legion Of Super-Heroes” but he is also the former president of DC Comics itself.

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Paul Levitz

I asked Paul to lend me a moment for an additional shot.

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Paul Levitz and ????

And here is Jim Lee, he is the current Co-Publisher of DC Comics and the artist on the new “Justice League” title which is part of The New 52.

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Jim Lee

More Jim Lee

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Jim Lee Signs a Comic

Don’t worry folks, Batman is ready to handle everything

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Batman Dispatching Evil

For the strange doll collector, your very own rotting zombie stuffed doll.

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The Walking Dead Zombie Plush

More folks at the Image Comics booth.

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Image Comics Repping the medium and the Metal

I didn’t realize that Erik was willing to do a free sketch but my buddy got one. I settled for the photo, he is such a nice guy. I loved his “Savage Dragon” character and when he worked on Spider-Man years ago.

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Erik Larsen Happy At The Con

I then popped over to the Archaia Entertainment Booth and briefly met up with Tim Beedle and the charming Chandra Free.

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Tim Beedle and Chandra Free

That brings us to the end of the first chapter for Day Four but don’t you worry there are still a couple of more to go before we send you on your merry way. Thanks for sticking with us for all this stuff, as its a blast bringing it to your attention. Some of the people mentioned in this posting have websites so please check them out before you continue along. I am sure that they would appreciate you looking into what they do.

Official Websites:
Chandra Free: http://spookychan.com
Erik Larsen: http://www.savagedragon.com/
Yaya Han: http://yayahan.com/
Inkbot.net: http://inkbot.net/
DC Comics: http://www.dccomics.com
Marvel Comics: http://www.marvel.com

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