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    Posted October 15, 2012 by
    New York, New York
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    New York Comic Con: Superheroes and skyscrapers

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    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     JDAlady is a veteran attendee of New York Comic Con and got several shots of cosplayers on the streets of the city.
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    Layers of powerful creations overlap with brilliance and energy within the universe of ComicCon. The last day delivered a plethora of costumes worthy of a blockbuster finale. Creatures were abound and heroes took to their distinctive stance.


    Characters from NEW-GEN (http://apngenterprises.com/) were in great form as they descended from their parallel universe above New York City. The superhero Gabriel joined speedster Gazelle and nano powered Carmen in a resilient position defending the Javits Center. Created by J.D. Matonti, the NEW-GEN universe brings to life these passionate and poignant characters. Chris Matonti, NEW-GEN founder with J.D., is excited and hard at work on the upcoming feature film DEADALUS RISING. There is much anticipation with Mark Hamill’s role in the live action film. See a previs sneak peek at - http://youtu.be/_lrO0VlmXGI. (In the photo above with the NEW-GEN heroes, Mark Hanko is Gabriel, Nelli Kowalik is Carmen and Molly Fahey holds the role of Gazelle.)


    At the farthest end of the Javits Center universe, a Spider Man pair climbed the architectural glass wall keeping in good company other high-rise occupants. Sam Afflu climbed the poles with ease as he was the highest above the floor. Sam tells us that he enjoys being this superhero, “I think Spider Man is funny and very likable. I’ve never met anyone who doesn’t like him.”


    A Weeping Angel from Doctor Who was working to drain time energy from the ComicCon crowd. Sarah Tracey chose to become this fearsome creature as she tells us, “I really like the Weeping Angels and thought it would be a costuming challenge.”


    Even Boba Fett matched up with Firefly’s Kaylee. A Green Lantern made his memorable appearance with radiant green eyes. Cosplayer Scarlett Ambrose was found lingering as Loki Laufeyson.


    With heroes such as She-Ra and the Knights of Ni holding down the fort, this NY Comic Con is a world full of celebrated and cherished worlds.


    by Diane Abela (http://dianeabela.com/)

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