New York Comic Con 2011 in Photos

Photos from New York Comic Con 2011

The Javits Center became the center of the pop culture universe this past weekend when more than 100,000 fans of science fiction, fantasy, and superhero movies, television, and comic books descended on the Big Apple for New York Comic Con 2011. Because of its proximity to the heart of the comic book industry in Manhattan, New York Comic Con (run by ReedPOP, a division of Reed Exhibitions and Reed Elsevier) has the reputation of being focused on the show’s historical roots in comic books more than its West Coast cousin, San Diego Comic-Comic (run by Comic-Con International).

And, indeed, the full history of comic books was on display at the New York event, including a panel session with Captain America co-creator Joe Simon (just three days past his 98th birthday), a session on “Will Eisner’s The Spirit and Bob Kane’s The Batman,” and an announcement of a new comic book series from famed comic book impresario Stan Lee.

Yet Hollywood was in full force at New York Comic Con as well, with a session with the stars of Joss Whedon’s forthcoming Avengers movie, and panel sessions on television shows including “The Walking Dead,” “Nikita,” and “Terra Nova.”

Here is New York Comic Con 2011 from my perspective in 200 photos. Separate sets for selected highlights include:

'The Avengers' panel at New York Comic Con
“The Avengers”: Mark Ruffalo, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Kevin Feige, and Chris Hardwick.

The Avengers panel with actors Mark Ruffalo, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders, Tom Hiddleston and Chris Evans; Marvel Studios President of Production Kevin Feige; and moderator Chris Hardwick.

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'The Walking Dead' at New York Comic Con
“The Walking Dead”: Robert Kirkman, Jon Bernthal, Laurie Holden, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Norman Reedus, Gale Anne Hurd, and Greg Nicotero.

The session on AMC’s “The Walking Dead” with writer/producer Robert Kirkman, producer  Gale Anne Hurd, special effects and makeup supervisor  Greg Nicotero, and actors Jon Bernthal, Laurie Holden, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs and Norman Reedus.

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'Nikita' panel at New York Comic Con 2011
“Nikita”: Maggie Q, Shane West, and Albert Kim.

Actors Maggie Q and Shane West along with and writer and co-producer Albert Kim on the “Nikita” panel, moderated by IGN’s Eric Goldman.

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'Terra Nova' panel at New York Comic Con 2011
“Terra Nova”: Stephen Lang, Jason O’Mara, and Brannon Braga.

The “Terra Nova” panel with actors Stephen Lang and Jason O’Mara, and Executive Producer Brannon Braga.

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Joe Simon at New York Comic Con 2011
Joe Simon

Joe Simon, co-creator of Captain America, in conversation with Steve Saffel.

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'Will Eisner and Bob Kane' panel at New York Comic Con 2011
“Will Eisner and Bob Kane”:  N. C. Christopher Couch,  Paul Levitz, Dennis O’Neil, Michael Uslan, and Danny Fingeroth.

The panel session on “Will Eisner’s The Spirit and Bob Kane’s The Batman” with N. C. Christopher Couch,  Paul Levitz, Dennis O’Neil, Michael Uslan, and moderator Danny Fingeroth.

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Stan Lee at New York Comic Con 2011
Stan Lee

Stan Lee announcing “Stan Lee’s Kids Universe” from 1821 Comics.

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Comic book creators at New York Comic Con 2011
Comic Book Creators

Comic book artists, writers, and editors.

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Cosplay at New York Comic Con 2011
Cosplay

And, of course, cosplay: comic book fans who attended the conference in the attire of the favorite superhero or villain.

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