New York Comic Con

Christopher Burrill, 22, a comics and Star Wars fan, poses beside a Sandtrooper at the entrance of the New York Comic Con.

New York, N.Y., Feb. 7, 2009: Christopher Burrill, 22, a comics and Star Wars fan, poses beside a Sandtrooper at the entrance of the New York Comic Con.

Attendees at the New York Comic Con on Saturday gathered around the Detective Comic booth to take photos of their superheroes.

New York, N.Y., Feb. 7, 2009: Attendees at the New York Comic Con on Saturday gathered around the Detective Comic booth to take photos of their superheroes.

An Asian Superman? Almost as bad as a White Goku in Dragonball

An Asian Superman? Almost as bad as a White Goku in Dragonball

Riccardo Burchielli and Davide Gianfelice sketching in the DC booth

Riccardo Burchielli and Davide Gianfelice sketching in the DC booth

Eric Maruscak coloring a large, approximate 12' by 8' poster of the upcoming Watchmen movie

Eric Maruscak coloring a large, approximate 12' by 8' poster of the upcoming Watchmen movie

Eager fans in line for autographs. One of the biggest names to turn up on Saturday was Terry Moore, writer of Strangers in Paradise

Eager fans in line for autographs. One of the biggest names to turn up on Saturday was Terry Moore, writer of Strangers in Paradise

The booth of Torpedo Comics was among many who offered major discounts during the New York Comic Con, a sign of tough times.

The booth of Torpedo Comics was among many who offered major discounts during the New York Comic Con, a sign of tough times.

Fans could superimpose their images onto prints with their favorite superheroes

Fans could superimpose their images onto prints with their favorite superheroes

Promoting a new Ghostbusters game

Promoting a new Ghostbusters game

Cyclops from X-men and an unknown animated figure...

Cyclops from X-men and an unknown animated figure...

Impressive and imposing Hulk from Marvel. Well done costume apart from the right shoulder.

Impressive and imposing Hulk from Marvel. Well done costume apart from the right shoulder.

One short Predator, and an even shorter Halo character.

One short Predator, and an even shorter Halo character.

The Joker making some devious calls

The Joker making some devious calls

The only Super Mario character I saw. Needs to get a trim on that moustache

The only Super Mario character I saw. Needs to get a trim on that moustache

identify yourself!

White creature: identify yourself!

After hours of walking and shoving, settle for a massage. Rates from $10 up

After hours of walking and shoving, settle for a massage. Rates from $10 up

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One response to “New York Comic Con

  1. Asian Superman

    There has been a mainstream Asian Superman before. Dean Cain played Clark Kent/Superman in the 1990’s TV series on ABC Lois and Clark.

    Dean Cain was half Japanese.

    So it’s not that far of a stretch to have an Asian Superman.

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