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Deep Inside New York Comic Con 2011: Sunday

October 17, 2011 , 1:46 pm | By Bryan Reesman

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Pinhead pudges out and becomes a chick magnet. Go figure.
(Photo ©2011 by Bryan Reesman.)


The last day of New York Comic Con 2011 was fun, but my personal fatigue set in. It was the first time ever that I had attended all four days, and while I was never bored there are only so many hours you want to spend on your feet navigating through thick crowds. But the power of the bargain and my love for comics compelled me to keep moving.

Things I have learned at NYCC over the last year or two:

1. There are many good deals to be found on Sunday. Vendors do not want to take a lot home with them, so many slash their prices to go back with a lighter load.

2. You can negotiate with vendors, and it works better if you are a good-looking woman. (That still does not inspire me to change genders.)

The very talented Amy Reeder, my favorite new comic artist. I loved her art for Madame Xanadu, and I hear her upcoming work on Batwoman is stunning.
(Photo ©2011 by Bryan Reesman.)

3. Avoid aisles where there are video games and signings. They will only slow you down. Unless you’re going to play video games or get something signed.

4. This is the only place in the world where someone wielding a large weapon will apologize for bumping into you.

5. Popular costumes with women: Wonder Woman, The Black Cat, Death, Zatanna, Supergirl and any number of anime schoolgirl or cat characters.

6. Popular costumes with men: Captain America, Wolverine, Batman, Thor, Robin and any costume involving a large gun or sword.

7. There are always a few bad apples, including the angry dude chewed out by a woman whom he randomly slammed into, and the mystery thief who reportedly stole a $2,500 Fantastic Four comic from one vendor I spoke with. (You both suck.)

8. You will spend more on things you did not plan to buy than on things you did.

Here’s looking forward to NYCC 2012! (Provided we’re still here.)


Avengers Assemble!
(Photo ©2011 by Bryan Reesman.)

Jack Skellington makes some new friends.
(Photo ©2011 by Bryan Reesman.)

Stargate: Atlantis and Conan star Jason Momoa,
a cheerful conversationalist.
(Photo ©2011 by Bryan Reesman.)

Yes, her name really is Diana.
(Photo ©2011 by Bryan Reesman.)

Mark Hamill met loyal followers
on both Saturday and Sunday.
(Photo ©2011 by Bryan Reesman.)

Anyone wanna ride in the Goon-mobile?
(Photo ©2011 by Bryan Reesman.)

A happy Peter Mayhew sporting his Star Wars alter ego.
(Photo ©2011 by Bryan Reesman.)

He looks like he's in good hands.
(Photo ©2011 by Bryan Reesman.)

Rawr!
(Photo ©2011 by Bryan Reesman.)

Eliza Dushku getting ready to meet and greet.
(Photo ©2011 by Bryan Reesman.)

I love this color combo.
(Photo ©2011 by Bryan Reesman.)

Among the teeming throng.
(Photo ©2011 by Bryan Reesman.)

Some participants in the cool Women Of Marvel panel
discussing sexiness and female representations in comics.
(A hint, guys: Rippling muscles and busty women
are really drawn for you, not the ladies.)
(Photo ©2011 by Bryan Reesman.)

Someone has to polish the Batmobile.
(Photo ©2011 by Bryan Reesman.)

Author Bonnie Burton enlivening the Drawing Star Wars panel.

Learning to draw Star Wars characters
with Bonnie and Katie.
(Photo ©2011 by Bryan Reesman.)

Artist Katie Cook meets a young Star Wars fan.
(Photo ©2011 by Bryan Reesman.)

Seth Meyers and Fred Armisen ham it up at the Portlandia panel.
(Photo ©2011 by Bryan Reesman.)

I love unintentional word mashups.
(Photo ©2011 by Bryan Reesman.)

Beware of this creepy crawly dude.
(Photo ©2011 by Bryan Reesman.)

Puppet theater with loose eyeballs.
(Photo ©2011 by Bryan Reesman.)

Not only has the bad economy forced Boba Fett
into street accordion performances,
but he's playing the theme from Jurassic Park.
(Photo ©2011 by Bryan Reesman.)

Faye and Spike land on earth.
(Photo ©2011 by Bryan Reesman.)

Subway may be missing a good marketing tie-in here.
At least for when the zombie apocalypse comes.
(Photo ©2011 by Bryan Reesman.)

She-Hulk flexing some muscle.
(Photo ©2011 by Bryan Reesman.)

Cool stuff from Kid Robot.
(Photo ©2011 by Bryan Reesman.)

Immortals:Gods and Heroes artist Rafael Kayanan signs away.
(Photo ©2011 by Bryan Reesman.)

It's Boomer! (Old school BSG fans know.)
(Photo ©2011 by Bryan Reesman.)

She's getting ready to trip back in time.
(Photo ©2011 by Bryan Reesman.)

You do not come to Comic-Con to die.
(Photo ©2011 by Bryan Reesman.)

Eighties icons unite: Has Mr. T joined Ghostbusters?
(Photo ©2011 by Bryan Reesman.)

Crowd crush outside of panel rooms.
(Photo ©2011 by Bryan Reesman.)

Puffy kiddy icons.
(Photo ©2011 by Bryan Reesman.)

A cool dragon hangout.
(Photo ©2011 by Bryan Reesman.)

Now that's king-size horror!
(Photo ©2011 by Bryan Reesman.)

Old school Batmobile.
(Photo ©2011 by Bryan Reesman.)

A well-spent $125.
(Photo ©2011 by Bryan Reesman.)



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