A place of joy. A place of wonder. A place of really awesome costumes.

Thursday marked the start of New York Comic-Con 2011. Not nearly as land mark as SDCC (which some would say is a benefit), but certainly not at the bottom of the scrap heap. In a city bustling with the creative minds from all walks of life, it would only make sense that once a year, those creative minds come together for one giant weekend of awesomeness.

And we’re here to bring you all of it.

Something many were upset with from SDCC this year was the lack of any showing for the highly anticipated Avengers film from Marvel. Their parent company, Disney, pulled out of that event to promote the film on their own at D23. That isn’t the case at NYCC, as Marvel is planning a panel for Saturday in addition to the huge display they made on the show floor dedicated to the upcoming film from Joss Whedon:

Marvel has apparently also made sure to roll out some marketing for their upcoming Amazing Spider-Man reboot:

But they weren’t alone as DC made sure to bring out their big bad bat in a massive display courtesy of The Dark Knight Rises production company Legendary Pictures, showing off some vehicles and the famous costume:

However, DC’s main goal on the show floor is to push their revamp of their comic universe, and if the fan response is any indication, there are very few who are upset with the move.

Also making a surprising and rather impressive splash at the con was Transformers from Hasbro. With only one version of the property still in production (Transformers Prime) and the last in Michael Bay’s film trilogy out of theaters, no one would of expected them to pull out all the stops, but they did:

And the fact is, all of this only scratches the surface of the abundance of media featured on the show floor this year. But don’t worry, there’s much more coverage where this came from.

But for now, I leave you on this.

Check back with FSR throughout the weekend for more from New York Comic-Con 2011.

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