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Best Cosplay Ever (This Week): NYCC 2016, Part One

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As readers will know from our weekly Best Cosplay Ever feature, we’re big fans of cosplay at ComicsAlliance. The comics, sci-fi, gaming, and fantasy communities have proved time and again their exceptional talents for homemade disguises and superheroic sartorial excellence, and all of their craft and skill are on display this weekend at New York Comic-Con.

Our chief cosplay correspondent Betty Felon is on hand to document as much of it as she can. Scroll down for some of the very finest cosplay from New York.

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Nothing Can Stop the Juggernaut Except Maybe All These Marvel Legends X-Men Figures [Review]

Marvel Legends X-Men - Juggernaut Build-a-Figure Series

It's been a long time since the Marvel Legends toy line has dabbled with the likes of the X-Men. There have been a few lines here and there, but the frequency of Avengers and Spider-Man series has drowned out the past efforts rather loudly. This most recent wave of figures bodes well for the future of X-Men at Hasbro though. The last time we saw the X-Men, it was a smaller set with a Build-a-Jubilee available only at Toys 'R Us. This wave is available everywhere, and it's huge.

I don't just mean there are a lot of figures --- there are eight in total --- I mean it's physically massive. That's thanks in part to the Build-a-Figure being Juggernaut, who is among the biggest BAFs offered in the line. Still, eight figures is about as big as a collections in the Marvel Legends line get, but it's hard to be disappointed when the roster is as strong as this one.

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Best Cosplay Ever (This Week): Flame Con 2016 Edition


This weekend we were at Flame Con in Brooklyn to capture the kaleidoscopic cosplay strutting through the queer comics convention's second exhibition. Highlights include Stevonnie, Wiccan, Jubilee, Stranger Things' Barb, Rufio, multiple Magnetos, and a disgruntled Asgardian coffee shop employee!

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A Mutant Revolution: The Best Brotherhood of Mutants Cosplay

Scarlet Witch

There have been several iconic characters in the Brotherhood of Mutants over the years, starting with the initial line-up of Magneto, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Mastermind, and Toad. With so many great characters to choose from, it’s no wonder people would want cosplay these powerful mutants at conventions and for photo shoots

The cosplayers we've assembled here bring the might of the Brotherhood to life in creative and fantastic ways. They may be bad, but they can still look good. These are the best Brotherhood of Mutants cosplays.

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Best Cosplay Ever (This Week): Varian Wrynn, Poe Dameron, Garnet, Junkrat And More


In honor of the caped crusaders of the convention scene, ComicsAlliance has created Best Cosplay Ever (This Week), an ongoing collection of some of the most impeccable, creative, and clever costumes that we’ve discovered and assembled into a super-showcase of pure fan-devoted talent.

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Superhero Color Theory, Part II: Secondary Characters


Last time in Superhero Color Theory we explained why our main heroes look the way they do. Now it's time to look at the secondary colors and how they often, but not always, signal the presence of a bad guy. Obviously it makes the most sense visually, that to stand apart from a primary colored (red/blue/yellow) hero, you want a secondary colored (purple/green/orange) one. But what do these colors tell us about what type of character the heroes are encountering?

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The Belle and The Bandit: The Best Rogue and Gambit Cosplay


Rogue and Gambit have had a sketchy history beyond their tenure as X-Men. Both of them have been villains, and are linked to other, much more sinister characters in the Marvel universe. Could it be that’s why they make such an interesting couple?

Rogue and Gambit have a fanbase that loves to cosplay --- in fact they're one of the most popular couples cosplays on the convention circuit. So whether you enjoy the rugged charm of Gambit, the vibrant strength of Rogue, or the balancing act of the two of them together, you can get a taste of both in all their forms here in this gallery of the best Rogue and Gambit cosplay.

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Best Cosplay Ever (This Week): Supergirl, Black Panther, Spider-Punk, Mazinger Z And More


In honor of the caped crusaders of the convention scene, ComicsAlliance has created Best Cosplay Ever (This Week), an ongoing collection of some of the most impeccable, creative, and clever costumes that we’ve discovered and assembled into a super-showcase of pure fan-devoted talent.

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100 X-Men: How Do Rogue, Adam-X, Beast Jr., Cloak & Dagger, And Havok Rate As Great X-Men?


Who are the greatest X-Men of all time? Over the coming weeks, as we anticipate the coming of Apocalypse, we’re going to try to answer that question, pairing up your votes with the opinions of our own panel of highly opinionated X-Men fans.

Starting from a list of over 300 characters who served in a Marvel Universe X-Men team or have been strongly affiliated with the Xavier School, our panelists have whittled the selection down to just a hundred or so prime candidates. We now need to place that list in order to determine the 100 Greatest X-Men --- and to do that, we need your help.

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Hasbro Unleashes an Onslaught of Marvel Legends at NYCC 2015

Marvel Legends Rogue

Where Hasbro's pre-San Diego Comic-Con event treated us a new Spider-Man line, including Spider-Gwen and more, this week's pre-NYCC show was much more of a mixed bag. Though some of the figures shown actually made a brief appearance in San Diego (Captain America, Mockingbird and Taskmaster), the new additions were a stunning surprise. Of course, as great as it was to see such variation shown in the 6" Marvel Legends line, the news that the 3.75" line would be ditching its former monikers to fold into the Legend banner was just as huge.

No longer its own separate brand, the former Universe/Infinite line of figures will now also be known as Marvel Legends moving forward. Though it might cause some confusion among less savvy consumers, Hasbro has been using a similar tactic with the Star Wars Black Series to keep its highly-articulated figures, which are geared towards the adult collector, portioned off from the less articulate series. By bringing the 3.75" figures under the Legends marquee, Hasbro's just making a smart business decision to put its highest quality figures all in the same room. But enough about branding, let's talk about that 1990s Rogue.

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