Oh hey you’re back. That’s terrific because I still have another chapter to show you from the 2010 NY Comic Con and Anime Festival that was being held over at the Javits Center. I’m still on my Day One visuals but this is the final chapter of that day’s fun so without any further adieu lets get started. Here’s a shot of a Cosplayer dressed as Rogue from the X-Men.
Along with a massive display of hero statues and some graphic novels.
This was so far the biggest collection of super-hero statues that I had seen so I snapped a visual for you.
This horrible babysitter was holding an equally gruesome infant. Ahh Miss, the baby is looking so very dead today. How old is it? She was part of a team pitching a Haunted Forest or something along those lines. I observed a lot more on Day One, and since I don’t really want to overload your senses with a single post, I will break the fun up into another segment to allow for maximum entertainment absorption. Stay tuned, I promise that you will not regret it. We’ve only just begun to document this fun. Please check out the official website links for the folks mentioned in this part of the festivities. We know that they will interest you.
Down in the Japanese related merchandise alley I met this gent who had an interesting game to play. It involved water balloons and he said it was trickier than it looked. Fans had to pay to play this a couple of times, but could win one of the items they were selling. I didn’t try it.
I loved this booth since it was so different. The Clumsy Plush line of stuffed creatures not only has things like panda bears but also rolls of toilet paper. Who doesn’t want a stuffed toilet paper creature?
From the lighter side to the darker as we happened upon the VampireFreaks.com booth and all their wares.
That’s Jet who I understand started the whole thing. They had some really cool Gothic and Steampunk accessories. I was tempted.
My next stop was the booth setup by Mimobot and should you be curious about those please know that these are character themed USB Memory drives. They’re highly collectible and they have a bunch of Super-Hero related ones and Star Wars. I know that I would love a Darth Vader Mimobot one of these days. Their booth was jamming and had the musical expertise of The Metrosexuals working for them.
Their music is a very synth-based Pop and it had people dancing as they wandered in and around the booth.
I am not sure but I think this character in red was one of their number but the next guest was a mere passerby.
The Web-Spinner jumped onto the dance floor from the main alley of fans and did his thing for a few moments before returning to the now immense amount of people. It was amusing to say the least and made me easily remember passing by the Mimobot display. Nice job at that my friends.
You didn’t think I was going to move along without showing you the actual Mimobots did you? Silly Comic Fans. Here is a section of the rather large display that the company brought to Comic Con.
This menacing jasper is part of the “Dark Age” series which is one of those Post Apocalyptic tales. Obviously the shirt was $20 and not the figure himself.
They had a cool display for some of their stuff which you could touch by using those radiation protection gloves.
Here’s a closer look at the comic book itself.
I know you are thinking that all of this press must have gotten me some cool stuff from them but no it did not so cool your nuclear battered jets.
There were a lot of independent comics and their creators and their spokes models. Here are some lovely ladies giving the thumbs up for the “Grim Ghost”. It comes care of Atlas Comics.
And the table of Anna Nocera and her work.
As I wandered and caught heroes that sparked my attention I would snap them and when I saw Krypto, I could not resist. What a “Super” Dog.
Up next is some stuff that was helping to promote the upcoming “Green Hornet” film which stars Seth Rogan. I am honestly not sure what I think about that but I shall remain hopeful. The first thing I shot was the motorcycle.
It was a little tricky to get a solid shot of the Black Beauty, which is the Green Hornet version of the Batmobile but I tried. I love this car.
This stunning model was showcasing the items for the movie and if she is in the film I am getting on line for it now 🙂
And one more for good measure to be sure that we got more of the car (cough, cough), yes, that is the ticket.
Have you seen these yet? Below is a part of the large “Ugly Doll” display and I rather like them. They remind me of Matt Groenig creations in some sense. There are plenty to choose from in all different sizes and shapes.
One of the alleys of travel had this Stormtrooper standing guard and while I originally thought there was someone inside it, there was not.
Here’s what appears to be a sister team of Cosplayers dressed as Poison Ivy and Wonder Woman.
I felt that we were meeting with sisters who had attended the Con as super villainess Poison Ivy and the heroic Wonder Woman. You tell me, do they seem related? I think so.
“Poke My Voodoo” is a cool little app for the Iphone, Ipad and obviously the Itouch but no Droid phone. That makes me feel left out in the cold as a diehard Droid user. Come on people, I want to play along too.
The Vixens Of Virtue, Vixens Of Vice is an online television show that follows the adventures of a group of sisters who all have certain super powers. It sounded like fun so check it out.
They had posters, DVD’s of past shows and a couple of comic books up for sale along with the chance to pose with some of those girls we met in the previous photo. I am sorry that I did not catch the actual character names.
I apologize for not being up on my Anime so I don’t know this character’s name but either way the outfit came out fantastic. Nice work young lady.
“Riddle me this Batman”, said the quizzical Miss Riddler
Another Captain America and one with Sharon Carter this time.
and a great Samurai Warrior followed by a girl representing the NY Jets Flight Crew. J-E-T-S Jets, Jets, Jets!
And someone totally rocking a great Johnny Storm (aka The Human Torch).
It was around this time that I decided to wander between the main room and Artist/Autograph Alley where some cool things were going on and one of the most amazing bits of coolness for me was the chance to say hello to the one and only Mr. Lou Ferrigno. Given my personal vintage, I grew up with his portrayal of “The Incredible Hulk” so this was akin to meeting a childhood icon. The celebrities often charge for autographs and photos but since I had explained this was for an article he let me snap one as long as I was quick. I liked that I decided to be artistic and get him over the posted of the iconic Marvel behemoth.
The banner coming up next just made me feel good about being here so its posted for you all.
In this next shot, let me introduce you to “Yellow” and he is a sculpture created by Nathan Sawaya who works entirely in Lego bricks. He had a number of his works presented for the fans of the Comic Con and since this was something a little different I decided to give it a blog post of its own over on my side site PiercingKen.com – Take a look.
Continuing along the paths of adventure I met a Mad Hatter of sorts.
Who was traveling with a friend decked out as a killer Nightwing.
Back over to Autograph Alley where this beauty was waiting for the world to drop by.
Metal Fans know Mistress Juliya from her Fuse show, but I know her from the Metal shows around the city so it was a nice surprise to see her at the Comic Con. She had a table in the Autograph Alley section of the convention & fans could come to meet her and get things signed or to take a snapshot for a reasonable denomination. I didn’t take photos of them, but some of the cast of “Three’s Company” was there as well. I think it was Janet, Larry and the girl who replaced Suzanne Somers.
A great collection of fans dressed to the nines as Batman’s most feared villains. From left to right we see Poison Ivy, Catwoman, Two-Face, The Joker and Harley Quinn. That’s a scary bunch for sure.
Here’s the Yeti that I mentioned in the part one of the post. If you saw him and took a photo you could win an Ipad. That sounds like a pretty sweet deal. I would take one.
Chewbacca was a huge hit at the Convention. I know, that’s terrible. Sorry.
I took a few photos of The Vamplets since they were charming. Essentially they are baby vampire plushies.
I headed over to the Terminal Press booth to see the wide number of things that they had going on and one such item were these wood block segments that artists could paint and sculpt. Below are some finished objects.
Some amazingly creepy detail here and of course each reflects the ideas of the particular sculptor. A great product. This second one reminded me of an evil Totem Pole. Wasn’t there a Marvel Comics monster like that years and years gone by?
We ran into artist Ron English at the Toy Tokyo booth and he always has something cool going on. In the photo he was showing off a new figure creation design he had done. There was a line to meet him.
Just across from Ron and the Tokyo booth were the folks behind Effigy Skateboards, and they had a number of their designer decks on display. If skating is your thing, you should look into them.
I took a snap of this poster for the pure nostalgia of it all. This is an original movie poster from “Superman – The Movie” and I loved this film and fondly remember standing in line to see it. Ahh youth.
Of course it wouldn’t be the comic con without actual rows and rows of comic books and we see a couple of displays here for the world to enjoy. I think Midtown Comics had their own booth but am hazy on it.
And some graphic novels with a “Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue” feel.
The occasional aimless wandering at the Con found me at one point running into these blue cuties and they are the Alien Surfer Babes. I was told that they were a singing group so I took them along for some wanderings as well like a Pied Piper of Metal Media.
The three of us eventually happened upon Black Manta and Catwoman who were out to enjoy the Con. That was some helmet on Manta and I froze in place when he motioned me over and said “Ken Pierce”….
Yep. I knew the man behind the mask but I cannot disclose this as otherwise it might put the PiercingMetal Command Center in jeopardy and no question find Aquaman in deeper waters than ever. He did enjoy posing with the Alien Surfer Babes and we had a whole aquatic manic going on now.
After letting the Black Manta return to his villainous plans we ran into a couple of X-Men related characters as Deadpool and Gambit wandered past us. I think this was a “future” Gambit but I could be wrong.
As I am not up on my Anime, I had no idea who these folks were supposed to be. Sorry about that.
I did know the next one up and that’s Robin as portrayed by this lovely lass.
Here’s “La” who was a part of a femme-fatales team in the booth next to where the Powerglove guys were stationed. I enjoyed talking to her at the Con so shared an image.
After shooting this, we saw a charming Steampunk Girl. She looked like she was right out of an Emilie Autumn audience. Don’t know what I mean, well then you should look it up right?
I mentioned that the band Powerglove were present and accounted for at the Comic Con and since I took so many photos of them and the shenanigans around us, I decided to give them a blog adventure of their own. Trust me you don’t want to miss out on that story.
Thus concludes our coverage of the Comic Con’s Day One observations. I’ll continue along with Day Two using the same premise to be more focused and let you absorb the whole enchilada. Please check out the official website links for the folks mentioned in this part of the festivities. We know that they’ll interest you. Oh yeah and lest I forget, please click over to the Official PiercingMetal Facebook and give the page a like so you can be on top of more of our thoughts and images before your friends. We’d love to have you. See you tomorrow with the Day Two explorations.
NY Comic Con: http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/
Alien Surfer Babes: http://aliensurferbabes.com/
Clumsy Plush: http://www.clumsyplush.com/
Effigy Skateboards: http://effigyskateboards.com/
Lou Ferrigno: http://www.louferrigno.com/
Mistress Juliya: http://www.myspace.com/mistressjuliya
Poke My Voodoo: http://www.pokemyvoodoo.com/
Ron English: http://www.popaganda.com/blog1.php
Vixens Of Virtue Vixens Of Vice: http://www.vixensofvirtuevixensofvice.com/
Angry Drunk Graphics: http://angrydrunkgraphics.com/
The Aexeous Robot: http://www.aexeous.com/
Rock Love Designs: http://www.rocklove.com/
To check out the other NY Comic Con & Anime Festival 2010 Narratives click HERE