Here are the highlights from Day 2 of this year's big NY show! (And don't forget to click on the pictures to embiggen them.)
The lads at the 2000 AD booth. That's some goooooood readin', and by the end of the weekend the sold perhaps 80% of their stock. As a fan of that magazine's comics for thirty years, that made me very happy to see!
A dead-on Spider-Man from the time when he had to borrow an ill-fitting Fantastic Four jumpsuit and had no mask, so he used a paper bag. Yes, that was actually in a story.
The first and best of several women dressed up as the TARDIS. You can't see it from this angle, but she had a working light on top of her head.
One of my favorite characters (provided she's written by Gail Simone): Zinda Blake, aka Lady Blackhawk.
The '90's Marvel Bullpen represents: me and the one, the only, completely excellent Dave Sharpe.
Me and my Asian cinema sifu, the incomparable Ric Meyers, the man who is almost single-handedly responsible for setting me on my path of obsession with exploitation films and martial arts movies. For that, I cannot possibly thank him enough.
The A.C. version of Terra. Cute curvy chicks in glasses and superhero suits? Oh, HELL yeah.
She was very surprised that anyone recognized who she was, but she did not count on wandering near a signing table where one of NYC's staunchest Barda supporters was situated.
Lunchtime at the food court with two dear old friends, '90's Marvel Bullpen brother Ed Lazellari (the obviously Italian one) and college friend and '90's Marvel Bullpen brother Eddie Murr (the elfin-looking white guy).
...passing around a petition to get Hollywood to make a proper movie about him, and also to get them to stop making bad 3-D movies.
My friend Charles rocks the floor. He's one of the coolest (and bravest) people I know.
Three of Gotham's Most Wanted encounter two miscreants far worse than themselves, namely my old friends and colleagues Pat Giles and Eddie Murr.
The best Plastic man I've ever encountered. I showed this shot to my mother, a very staunch reader of the character during her childhood/adolescence in the 1940's, and she was delighted at his visual accuracy.
West meets East: Captain America and the Black Widow. (Not that you'd ever know from watching IRON MAN 2, but the Black Widow is Russian.)
My brothers since college, Matt Maley and Eddie Murr, at the booth where Matt was selling his enormous, incredibly-detailed poster.
How this guy stood the heat and humidity in his homemade Hulk suit was beyond me. That's dedication!
Rick Spears and Chuck BB, the creators of the hilarious BLACK METAL, one of the funniest graphic novels I've ever read. It's laugh-out-loud metal humor and volume 2 just came out; I read it and while still quite amusing, the tone becomes a tad more serious as things veer into very epic territory. RECOMMENDED.
A fetching Dalek. I'm very pleased to see that the women-as-galaxy-destroying-villains look is catching on in the geekier fashion circles.
My favorite Quail Man of the several seen over the weekend. This guy totally had spirit that lit up the place.
Classy loveliness personified: a Batwoman so exacting that she looks like she walked off the page. Exceptional!
Seriously, I think my brain just imploded... And for the record, I would gladly sacrifice a limb to see the lady in the middle cosplay Big Barda.
Captain Hammer (from DR. HORRIBLE'S SING-ALONG BLOG) and the Julie Newmar-era Catwoman.
Life imitating art: the Blue Beetle and Booster Gold peruse original art of them by fan-fave JUSTICE LEAGUE artists Kevin Maguire.
The catacombs-like basement level in which the panels took place. The lines were outrageously huge.
TO BE CONTINUED.