The New York Comic-Con exhibit hall opened at 3 pm today and the activity and excitement is already in high gear.
DC Comics is highly visible this year. A large screen near the long lines of attendees waiting to enter the exhibit hall advertised the upcoming "Batman: Arkham Origins" video game to the captive audience. It comes out on October 25th. Inside is an impressive exhibit of Superman movie and TV costumes. The exhibit celebrates 75 years of history of the DC Comic's flagship character.
Nerd fashion continues to be hot. We were blown away by the Her Universe dresses at the ReedPop Supply Co. booth in the lobby in Boba Fett, Dalek, Tardis and Star Trek styles (so much so that two of them are going home with me). Beyond that, other gear to buy includes Captain America coffee mugs, patches and an amazing 50th anniversary Doctor Who T-shirt that features ALL of the Doctors.
And of course, there are the cosplayers. We were utterly charmed by a group of women with superhero T-shirts and two adorable children as Superman and Wonder Woman. The serious cosplayers are arriving as well.Yaya Han
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, probably the world's most famous cosplayer, will be signing autographs at the Best Comics & Collectibles International booth (Booth #2537) between 3 pm and 5 pm.
The famous Madame Tussauds wax figure museum unveiled a new figure in the exhibit hall at the Midtown Comics booth (#1736) today: Samuel L. Jackson garbed as Nick Fury from the Avengers movies. Yes, Samuel L. Jackson truly is everywhere and now he's a creepier-than-life wax figure, ensuring he'll be with us a long, long time. Look for photos in our next NYCC article.
Want to keep up with the action yourself? Check out the live feed from New York Comic-Con below. There's something for everyone here, and we'll keep you posted through the week!