Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Special Edition: New York 2015 Day 1

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the line is about three and a half blocks long. It's no surprise that everyone is there for NYCC tickets. Within 5 minutes of opening the doors, the line for NYCC tickets hits the far back side of Pier 94. Needless to say, I was not entertaining this line. Especially because at10:15 the first panel of the weekend was the big Marvel, What's Next panel! Staring Brian Michael Bendis, Charles Soule and Marguerite Bennett. They spoke about Marguerite's A-Force, Soule's future books and the big drop of the panel was the return of The Invincible Iron Man to be written by Bendis himself. Big changes are coming to the Shell Head like new characters, new villains, and the reveal of who his birth parents are!

After that, it was time to hit the show floor. This con featured the most indy vendors I've ever seen. The biggest company that was there was Midtown Comics and their booth was barely half the size of their normal booth from NYCC. The artist alley section is back and was totally fun to walk. Also scaled down, there was still plenty of greatly talented artists there showing off their best works!

The next panel was the Batman, Are You Ready For Dynamic Action and let me tell you guys, that was the most UnBatman super boring panel I've ever been to. None of the books had anything to do with Batman outside of a feature in one or two issues, and Gotham Academy only featured issues with Damien Wayne. Once that was said and done the day was basically over. Bendis was doing multiple signings, but I passed on that.

Overall, the day was fun. For the price of admission, it was a great con to go to if you're just getting into conventions and what they're all about. Had tons of fun and couldn't wait for the next day to do it all over again.

-Matt Milanes

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