NYCC Boy: You’ll Never Have a Bored Day

If you are reading this, it means you have successfully navigated and survived yet another New York Comic Con experience. Whether you have emerged from said event both physically and mentally unscathed is another matter. With crowd totals roughly reaching 167,000, NYCC continued its upward trend of packing the Javits Center like a sardine can full of geeks from every possible walk of life. With a census like that, one can’t help but wonder if the venue is slowly morphing into Manhattan’s own version of the TARDIS.

image152015 was our fourth year attending NYCC with the first being extremely hectic and stressful with little to no preconception as to what to expect other than “a lot.” We have since figured out how to dial down the chaos factor in order to enjoy ourselves while still managing to cross off as many bullet points as possible from our agenda.*

*NYCC Sanity Retention Tips: pack lightly, bring snacks/ibuprofen, and get as much done on Thursday/Friday as possible. Otherwise, you run the risk of being in too much pain to finish your mac-n-cheese.

Whether you prefer panels over signings or shopping over photo-ops, NYCC 2015 provided a bevy of fantastic highlights to quench the palate of even the most discerning geek.

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Buried Jewels

akajjaliasv1-cvr-135905November 20th, 2015. She will no longer be obscured by an alias or buried amongst the pile of forgotten superheroes on Marvel’s d-list. Jessica Jones is finally pushing her way to the head of the queue and earning some long overdue respect and acknowledgment. The world will know her name.

Originally conceived by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Graydos for their gritty 2001 Marvel MAX series, Alias, Jessica Jones was once a fledgling superhero with a less-than-exciting career until a chance encounter with Zebediah Killgrave (a.k.a. The Purple Man) left her traumatized enough to give up costumed heroics. She went on to open her own P.I. firm, Alias Investigations, and later assisted the Avengers on numerous occasions.

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