New York Comic Con 2012: W. Kamau Bell, Cosplay and Guinness World Records

Friday at New York Comic Con, the festivities kicked into high gear with major announcements from [...]

Friday at New York Comic Con, the festivities kicked into high gear with major announcements from comic book publishers, AMC's Comic Book Men panel, appearances onsite by FX's W. Kamau Bell, The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and more. You can see our coverage of Marvel's House of Ideas panel, DC's Green Lantern panel, Valiant's The Future of Valiant panel and more by checking out the home page. We also sat down with Robert Kirkman for an interview you can read about The Walking Dead, Invincible and more. And below? One of the staples of any Comic Con coverage: a photo parade, with celebrities, cosplayers, comic book creators and...well, the sheer magnitude of New York Comic Con crowds on a Friday. Check them out below and keep your eyes peeled for many, many more througout the weekend and into next week--we've got photographers on the scene who haven't even FOUND our editors yet to turn in their work. And stop by our booth--#2249--Saturday at 1 p.m. for a signing appearance by Billionaires & Ballot Bandits writer Greg Palast and Tales From the Crypt of Democracy cartoonist Ted Rall. This will be the only New York Comic Con appearance for either of the two, and Palast's first-ever comic book convention. [caption id="attachment_29215" align="aligncenter" width="550"]

W. Kamau Bell, host of TOTALLY BIASED on FX, in Artists' Alley at New York Comic Con 2012[/caption]

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Dave Gallaher and Steve Ellis of THE ONLY LIVING BOY[/caption]

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Justin Jordan and Tradd Moore of THE STRANGE TALENT OF LUTHER STRODE[/caption] [caption id="attachment_29209" align="aligncenter" width="550"]

Sarah Braly of HIGH-FRUCTOSE ZOMBIES[/caption]

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Marvel Comics attempts a Guinness Book of World Records challenge to get the most signatures on a single birthday card in celebration of Spider-Man's fiftieth anniversary on Sunday.[/caption]

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Famed comic book artist Walter Simonson signs at the New Paradigm Studios Booth at New York Comic Con 2012[/caption]