So here we are again with our extensive coverage of the happenings over at the Jacob Javits Center for the 5th Annual NY Comic Con & Anime Festival. As we had previously mentioned in the posts related to the event, the three day affair was very simply too massive in scope to just present to you in one narrative so we broke it down into a few unique parts. Welcome to chapter four, I thank you for returning and hope you are enjoying this stuff as much as we are.
First up in this chapter of the adventuring is Miss Monica Olsen, who we knew would be back at the booth next to Powerglove signing the comic book she is a star of. That’s Monica showing off the comic book in the above shot and then signing a fans posted in the next image. Be aware that she is no relation to the earlier seen Bree since the similar sounding surname is spelled differently.
As I moved along the aisles this time around I happened upon a bunch of costumed characters so I will do a simple roll call kind of thing to let you know who they were….if I actually knew. First up was a Steam Punk cat along with an excellent Wonder Woman.
They were followed by a classic WWII era Captain America and Bucky. This look on Cap could be the visual in the movie that is coming out next year since the film takes place during the war.
This next crew was very simply nothing short of Kick Ass, I’m sorry, it was too easy to pass that one up.
Not really sure what Anime show this hailed from but me like.
The same applied for this foursome who were ready for conflict
These three charming young ladies were helping at a booth of a friend of theirs and loved taking a photo op break
Back to familiar characters I ran into DC Comic’s own Star Sapphire and Green Lantern. Nice work on these outfits for sure.
The next gent was a surprise to see, and this is the one and only master Tattoo artist – Paul Booth. He was visiting a friend at the Con.
Here’s Mr. Booth and his friend Fred Harper, who had done this superb Spider-Man artwork behind them.
Here’s Larry Marder the creator of Beanworld. This was some really fun stuff and a fun premise to boot.
Larry had all sorts of books and some plushies available for sale, but look at this….free Beanworld action figures. You cannot beat that. I took one.
Here is the table for Jamie Rich and Joelle Jones who collectively worked on books like “Madman” and “Madame Xanadu”.
Next up, a female Green Lantern Cosplayer. I was not sure if she was supposed to be Jade or her own creation.
Standing next to her was this troubling looking fellow. I had to admit he spooked me just a little bit.
Fortunately this deadly lass X23 was not too far from sight and able to protect all Comic Con attendees.
I’m not too sure who this was supposed to be.
But I did recognize The Ghost Rider. Fortunately he did not give me the penance stare during our meeting.
Watch out for these two ladies as they bring nothing but ill intent
If you don’t believe me, just look at the type of guy that they go for.
Next up is the man who makes us sing “cross the rainbow bridge of Asgard”….oh wait, I did that line already but nonetheless, here is another great Thor Cosplayer, and our own good buddy Joe Kaufman off to the left.
Sadly, this costume eluded me a little bit, but I loved its spookiness
This was impressive and finds artist Eric Maruscak doing a chalk piece of art to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime series. His detail was fantastic.
We’ll leave Ed to his work and catch up three DC Comics lovelies. That’s another Cosplayer as Poison Ivy who will not be able to do any harm if Wonder Woman and Zatanna have anything to say about it.
The Force was with these Cosplayers who were a Jedi Knight and Princess Leia in the famous Slave Garb
These next girls were dressed normally like I was but I loved that skull-laden sweater so asked them to stop for a shot
We then saw another cool Catwoman. I don’t think this is the same one who was wandering the Con with The Black Manta the other day but maybe.
The next up was just whole lots of awesome as it was a Mom and Daughter teaming up of two comic company giants. Here’s Elektra and Supergirl. Let evil beware.
A great Wonder Woman. There were a lot of them around the Con.
The train issues finally resolved themselves and Mistress Juliya was back at the Con at her signing table. Here we see he showing off a page from a book of artwork where she is portrayed a couple of different times.
At the table next to Juliya was the real Richard Hatch and he is known the Science Fiction fans for being a part of “Battlestar Galactica” and not “Survivor”. Fortunately he let me snap a photo of him without waiting online.
We caught Juliya doing a quick interview for someone and we sure hope they were not asking her what her opinion was about the MTA after the ordeal she tweeted about. Wow Juliya, nice outfit.
We mentioned the other day how we met up with two J-Pop stars with Yumipuff and Reni Mimura. Reni was doing what she called her “Japanese Maid Show” for an interested crowd of J-Pop fans on the stage so we snapped a handful of images. It’s more of a cutesy kind of thing and not up my own alley, but the fans were there for her.
If you want to see a handful of other shots of Reni doing her thing just click the logo below to be brought to the small gallery I shot. I was pretty far away when this was going on so please bear that in mind.
I didn’t know who these three were supposed to be but with such friendly smiles who could resist letting them have a photo op.
This next dude upped the detail in Cosplay ranking for sure as the leader of the Autobots – Optimus Prime. Sadly he would not put on the helmet for me as I guess the throng of people snapping pics was getting him tired of that.
In keeping with the after school cartoon theme going, I will close this chapter out with the visuals of some of the GI Joe and Cobra team. I know we have Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes in this photo but the girl reminded me more of Sue Storm the Invisible Woman than the Baroness.
So there you have it. Day Two was just as much fun as Day One was and while it might exhaust the Metal engines there was another day to go and I would not miss it for the world. Stay tuned for that and in the meantime you can click on some web-links for things that were referenced here to learn more about their activities.
NY Comic Con: http://nycomiccon.com
Mistress Juliya: http://www.myspace.com/mistressjuliya
Reni Mimura: http://www.renireni.com/
Larry Marder’s Beanworld: http://larrymarder.blogspot.com/
Paul Booth: http://www.darkimages.com/
Monica Olsen: http://www.monicaolsen.com/
To check out the other NY Comic Con & Anime Festival 2010 Narratives click HERE