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

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Our chief cosplay correspondent Betty Felon was on hand at New York Comic-Con to document as much of the amazing cosplay as she could find. Check out more of the very finest cosplay from New York.

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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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Rogues’ Gallery: The Thunderbolts Top Ten Members


A hero is defined by their villains, and the world of superhero comic books is filled with some of the scariest and silliest bad guys around. Rogues’ Gallery aims to settle the score and determine who is the true arch-nemesis for some of favorite superheroes, and we need your help to do it! But this week, we’re doing something a little different.

You voted to determine the best member of the mostly-villainous team the Thunderbolts, and we’ve tabulated the results and assembled a video counting down the definitive top 10. Did your favorite make this list? There’s only one way to find out!

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Comics Alliance Presents The Queer Superteam Fantasy Draft [Pride Week]


There was a time not so long ago when one could count off all the LGBTQ superheroes at Marvel and DC on the fingers of one hand. We’ve seen an increasing number of queer heroes make their debuts in recent years, and a few established heroes have come out as LGBTQ, but the number of queer superheroes at the Big Two in any given month is still sometimes small enough to count on one hand.

To celebrate Pride, and the many LGBTQ heroes that have appeared at Marvel and DC over the years, we’ve assembled a panel of ComicsAlliance contributors to hold a fantasy draft. Our writers will take turns building up seven-member dream teams of LGBTQ superheroes from the ranks of both publishers.

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Your Bucky: The Best Winter Soldier/Bucky Barnes Cosplay

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In honor of America’s favorite sidekick-turned-assassin-turned-bromantic best pal, we’ve gathered a slate of cosplay running the gamut of Bucky in both his teen partner and Winter Soldier states. Whether they’re backing Cap in the classic WWII gear, or facing off against him with the cybernetic enhancements of Winter Soldier, these cosplayers portray the evolution and complexity of Bucky across the ages. These are the best Bucky Barnes cosplays.

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The Replacements: Steve Rogers And The Legacy Of Captain America


Since the dawn of the Silver Age, legacy characters have been a staple of superhero fiction, and having a new character step into a well-loved role can open up new opportunities for writers and artists to tell different kinds of stories. In this new feature, I’ll be looking back at some of the notable and not-so-notable heroes and villains that have assumed some of the most iconic mantles in the superhero genre.

For our first installment, we’re looking at the legacy of Captain America, and the men who have carried the flag in Steve Rogers’ stead. From America’s wartime shame to Steve’s very best friend, there have perhaps been more people to wield the shield than you may have realized, and not all of them have been as virtuous and upstanding as the man himself.

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ICYMI: A Familiar Face Is Back And More Handsome Than Ever In ‘Captain America: Sam Wilson’ #7


Marvel’s spring event Avengers Standoff rolled into Sam Wilson: Captain America this week, in an oversized special in honor of Captain America’s seventy-fifth anniversary. In an action packed issue featuring stories from Greg Rucka & Mike Perkins, Tim Sale, and Joss Whedon & John Cassaday, the main story by Nick Spencer, Daniel Acuña and Angel Unzueta saw an old favorite return to form, hotter than he’s ever looked.

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Marvel’s Cinematic Civil War Comes to Lego Marvel’s Avengers This Week

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Earlier this year, TT Games announced the PlayStation platforms would be getting exclusive Lego Marvel's Avengers content based on the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While the game is already packed with most of the Phase Two films, Ant-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy were left out of the loop, and it's almost impossible to get any Phase Three content in there before those movies actually arrive. That doesn't mean TT is giving up on including those things entirely though, and it all starts today with a free content pack based on Captain America: Civil War.

The free add-on may not include any new missions, but it will add in nine new character skins for many of the Marvel heroes and villains making an appearance in the upcoming movie sequel. Not only will Iron Man get his new Mark XLVI armor, but Captain America will have a new, unmasked suit to tear around the game. Falcon will also get his revamped costume, as will Scarlet Witch and the Winter Soldier. Besides his new shock baton, I can't quite tell any discernible difference from this War Machine versus the last one. It's all about the spankin' new Black Panther and Agent 13 though.

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Best Cosplay Ever (This Week): Kiki, Labyrinth, Edward Scissorhands, Hawkeye 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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12 Facts You May Not Have Known About the Winter Soldier

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Everyone loves comic book trivia, but with 75 years of superhero comics behind us right now, there’s always some new obscure fact to learn. That’s why ComicsAlliance is going deep into the minutiae of your favorite names in comics in our continuing video series. You think you know comics? Well, here’s a few things you might not know!

This week we're taking a look at the Winter Soldier, the face that launched a thousand fanfics. The formerly brainwashed Soviet assassin promises to play a significant role in the forthcoming Captain America: Civil War, so now is a good time to catch up on his history so you can look smart in front of everyone else in the theater, as you provide a running oral commentary that they will all appreciate. Watch and learn about his history from World War II to the modern day, his time as Captain America, and all the weird business his robot arm can do.

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