Continuing our coverage of C2E2 costumes and other notable sights from April 26-27, 2013. Disclaimers are same as before. Corrections are always welcome.
In this installment: comic-book characters! At last, Marvel fans can thrill to the sight of Juggernaut versus Deadpool, no holds barred. Meanwhile, the tenth Doctor Who looks on and laughs as if he’s above such tomfoolery.
Standing by Juggernaut’s side: Pyro from the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. The film version played by Aaron Stanford eschewed the Mighty Mouse color scheme, but I promise this is an accurate portrayal of his original costume.
Fear not for Deadpool. Remove one from a convention, and more shall rise to take his place, and his weaponry shall grow ever more ridiculous. In the distance, Finn from Adventure Time refuses to be intimidated.
If you love weapons but hate guns, perhaps you might prefer Mjolnir, the hammer of the mighty Thor, God of Thunder. At least one fan found herself transfixed.
You say you love weapons, hate guns, and hate Norse mythology? Fine — have some Iron Man instead.
Yet another Avengers options on deck with Black Widow, from the “living weapon” category.
If you know Marvel more from the movies than from the comics, you’ll meet Nova and Gamora in 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Please enjoy this educational sneak peek.
I was happy to see heroes from other companies represented by their fans as well. One of the most colorful was Invincible (co-created by Robert Kirkman of Walking Dead fame). Accompanying him here are Insect Queen (old DC villain of sorts) and a Ghostbuster, of which there must always be one in every online convention photo album. Consider it another quota satisfied.
Also from Image Comics: the somewhat more well-known Spawn! This would be closer to the movie version, but not too far removed from Todd McFarlane’s original vision.
If you prefer, here’s a Spawn closer to the comics page, albeit with a less angular-billowy cape.
Once upon a time, before the Saturday morning cartoons, Casey Jones from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles also counted as an indie comics hero. He was played by Elias Koteas in the first TMNT film way back in 1990, but it remains to be seen if he’ll be included in the upcoming, apprehensively anticipated Michael Bay revamp.
Also traversing the barrier between black-and-white graphic storytelling and the silver screen is Ramona Flowers from Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Too bad she didn’t bring her giant hammer.
Though major publisher DC Comics opted out of setting up a promotional booth alongside the other publishers, DC’s fans didn’t let us down. Here’s a round of appreciation for Harley Quinn, who brought her giant hammer.
Also appearing on behalf of DC’s super-villains: Black Adam, arch-nemesis of SHAZAM!
One villain unknown to general audiences: the Red Lantern known as Atrocitus. Like other Red Lanterns, he hates Green Lanterns and regurgitates power-blood. For some reason.
I would assume zombie Wonder Woman qualifies as villainous as well, unless her Themysciran heritage can override the invasive zombie nature. Assuming Themyscira is still in New 52 continuity and hasn’t been usurped by the old Paradise Island trappings. And zombie Wonder Woman, of course, is not to be confused with the Blackest Night Wonder Woman, who was also undead Wonder Woman except the resurrection process transformed her costume into more sinister togs with different emblems. For some reason.
(Some days, I miss being young and wanting to know everything about comics.)
For traditional fans who care nothing for continuity reboots and just want samples of the licensed merchandise all-stars they know and love, we present two Flashes and a Batgirl.
To be continued!
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Links to other installments:
Part 1: Costume Contest Winners and the Doctor Who Milieu Revue
Part 2: Costumes from Screens Big and Small
Part 4: Geek Culture Settings and Artifacts
Part 5: Actors and Creators Who Made Our Day
Part 6: Robots, Games, Misfits and Honorable Mentions