Ruby Taki and Cici James both competed in the cosplay contest at the recent New York Comic Con. One is a Japanese salesperson working in Manhattan; the other owns a sci-fi and fantasy bookstore in DUMBO. Although they come from different cultural backgrounds, the two shared a somewhat unpopular goal ... More >>
Making the most of New York Comic Con can be exhausting, and navigating the crowds can be as taxing as fighting Skrulls or thwarting Brainiac. So where in the city do comics heroes unwind or cut loose? Some of the top creators at NYCC shared their heroes' favorite New York hangouts.
New York Comic Con kicked off on Thursday, attracting comics and pop-culture fanatics from around the globe to the Javits Center on the west side of Manhattan for celebrities and cosplay. Oh, and comics. Here's a selection of the 10 most subversive comics we spotted at NYCC.
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This week in Cheap Laughs, we have movie stars, trashy bars, improv legends, characters with edges, comic-book hits, tasseled tits, retired cops and exhilarated immigrants. It's like a Scorsese film, but funnier. Here's our rundown of the best in independently produced New York comedy this week.
It's a fact: conventions bring people together. This year, there are over 100,000 people at New York Comic-Con cramming into the Javits Center to pour over vintage comics, show off their costumes, or catch a few panels among tons of other things. However, on the first official day of the Con, two pe ... More >>
It's said that you're never more than three feet away from a spider. At Comic Con, you're never more than three feet away from Spiderman... or the Doctor, or Beetlejuice. From coast to coast, conventions are the perfect excuse to dress up in disguises on an occasion that's not Halloween. This year ... More >>
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It's an all-nerd pick this week, as the city prepares to welcome New York Comic Con. We have all manner of geeked-out funny people for you, from rapping improv dorks and Merrie Melody fans, to Texan history enthusiasts and men who name stand-up albums after Founding Fathers of American Commerce. Gra ... More >>
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Photo by Kwaku Alston. Like the vast, vast majority of Hollywood, Seth Green is excited to see former President George W. Bush exit the national stage. "I think we've all been encouraged over the last eight years to not participate," said Green just prior to his appearance at last week's New Yor ... More >>
photo of Bodega zaniness by Rebecca Smeyne In the week the Jonas Brothers attempted to bring light to the blind, we watched the Grammys set race relations back 20 years. Chris Brown and Rihanna missed the ceremony, but you already knew that, didn't you? We talked to actor Elliott Gould, TV host a ... More >>
Comics come out on Wednesday, and so does Richard Gehr's Pulp Fictions. All photos by Richard Gehr Comics publishers have always relied on anxiety to engage readers in their ongoing conflicts - both on and off the page. Who will be the new Batman? Will the Watchmen movie live up to the hype? Can ... More >>
Amid the piles upon piles of DC and Marvel fare -- and between the dozens of unoriginal clowns dressed as Heath Ledger's Joker, licking their imaginary lip-scars as you walked by -- one could find a bit of interesting, off-the-beaten-path literary programming at the New York Comic Con, which invaded ... More >>
Comics come out on Wednesday, and so does Richard Gehr's Pulp Fictions. The Contemporary Comic Book Superhero Edited by Angela Ndalianis Routledge The Contemporary Comic Book Superhero, edited by Angela Ndalianis, is the second genre-warping collection of essays either delivered at or inspired b ... More >>
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