NYCC 2016- Thurs & Sat: Bonus Edition!

I have so many pics and reporting to do from my time at NYCC, that I needed to do this first ever bonus edition. I don't want you guys to miss anything!

Let's begin with a couple from Thurs:

I did get to hit the Troma booth on that very day. I finally got around to picking up The Toxic Avenger, a classic that I had not owned nor revisited since I owned it on freaking VHS in college! God, that is a lifetime ago! Anwyays, having just rewatched it last week, I can say that it holds up excellently and still fucking rules! Back to NYCC where I talked to Toxie, himself, for a while. What a nice guy he is, taking time off from fighting crime in Tromaville, New Jersey to meet his loving fans!
Lloyd Kaufman, who signed my Blu-ray (left), joked around telling my friend Alan to assure and cradle me, as the Toxic Avenger is not a real character! Wait what?! No way! Uncle Lloyd, you have broken my heart with this knowledge! Next thing I know someone will tell me that the Great Pumpkin isn't real, either!

Towards the end of the day, I passed by the IFC booth (having earlier in the day bought Road Games, which had me at Barbara Crampton! You can see it to the right along with the other swag that I bought on that day). They had an amazing and actual cadaver prop from the upcoming horror flick (Dec. 21, 2016, to be exact) The Autopsy of Jane Doe.
 Grabbing some internal organs!
 Speaking in Yoda (hey, I am wearing a Funko Pop Star Wars tee, after all) voice, "Shocked, I am!"
On to Sat:
I did not just take pics with cosplayers, but also took pics of a couple of them just by themselves. Here are some of my favorites, of those:
 OK, this Mystique midway through her changing is one of the coolest ideas ever. I love it!
Awesome, Cesrei from Game of Thrones! The glowing liquid she carried with her was an awesome bonus!
 Awesome Game of Thrones group cosplay!
 Battlestar Galactica! This is fucking kick ass! I love Number Six!
 Go Team Rocket! Catch yourselves some Pokemon!
Metal Star Wars!! This ruled so much as it combined two of my favorite things in life! By the way, you can see some video of this in my interview with Aurora O'Brien here: http://themastergio.blogspot.com/2016/10/video-truly-awesome-and-beautiful.html

Here are some extra pics of me in my Punisher cosplay:
Nelson D. Martinez (as Spider-Man) and myself
One more of me battling the lovely but evil Elsa turned Sith Lord!

  All photography courtesy of Negative Pop, Nelson D. Martinez, and myself.

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Horror Crush: Christie Clark

Halloween is right around the corner and I feel we need more horror posts (not related to NYCC) here. And, I am doing that right now! Let's go with an induction to this site's Horror Crushes, This time it is for beautiful blonde actress Christie Clark!
Clark was born on Dec. 13, 1973 in Los Angeles, Cal. She is best known for playing Carrie Brady on Days of Our Lives. Well, best know to those who watch soaps, cause I had no clue about that, until recently. I know her best from her horror work, of course!
She made her acting debut as little Angela Walsh in A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge. Now, I have this one quite a few times, but had no clue she was the little girl, till just right now. She's fine in her role. The movie itself is, well, just OK. It's easily one of the weakest entries in the series. It has it's moments, but most of the time it just sort of lame. Eh, middle of the road entry is better than a shit one, right? Her most memorable moment in the sequel is an admit ably silly one wherein she wears fake nails, kinda like Freddy, himself. Kinda.
I first truly noticed and will forever remember as the love interest to the lead kid in the superior sequel Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice. In it, said boy and his dad pass by the town from the first flick where the kids killed everyone. Soon new kids starting killing adults. Meanwhile, our hero falls for said local hottie, who thankfully doesn't kill adults. She dreams of leaving this boring town for NY. He dreams about getting it on with her. Thankfully, for him, she is into him, so he doesn't just simply drool all over her.
She is a sight to behold with her flowing, long, blonde hair, blue eyes, and beautiful face. This is coupled with an amazing body! Her cleavage alone is killer and then there is her awesome behind covered by those amazing daisy dukes that she has one. I am pretty sure our hero had to hide his boner from her, a couple of times, none more than when eyes her by a waterfall.
I said this entry in the ridiculously long (and admit ably super-ridiculous franchise) is superior, cause it simply is. A fun movie, it moves at a quick pace and features some good kills. It clearly knows that it is meant to just be dumb fun, but yet is light years ahead of the very stupid, and sometimes oddly overrated, first movie. I would say it is the best entry in this laughable franchise. Now, I realize that this seems like faint praise, but I do honestly think it's a great time to be had.
Clarke is good in her role. She is very likable, as is her character. Even if girls next door/ country girls are not your thing (the later is usually not), she will make you reconsider that! In fact, I am will to go to corn land just in hopes that it is filled with naturally beautiful blondes! But, also hoping that it is not filled with homicidal children and teens who worship said corn.
Sadly, these two sequels are her only horror work. Clark, we genre fans miss you! We want you to come back to the genre and do more horror! As you can see from the more recent pics here, she is still an absolute stunner! Considering the massive crush I had on her when CotCII came out, and the fact that it returns every time I rewatch it, Christie Clark deserves being one of this site's Horror Crushes!


NYCC 2016- Sat- My 1st Ever Con Cosplay: The Punisher, Part 1

This is a little different from my usual convention reporting, as it has me being the main focus of it, of sorts. On Saturday, the third and biggest day of NYCC, I did my first ever cosplay at a convention. While, I had worn store bought costumes or masks at Oct Chillers, I had never walked around in cosplay, during the day at a convention, before this. While I didn't make any of it, I did scour the internet looking for all the pieces. The original reason being a friend was having a Marvel wedding where one had to choose a Marvel character to dress up as. Everyone had to be a different one, so naturally I did my favorite comic-book hero of all, Frank Castle, the Punisher!
At comic con, Negative Pop took a bunch of pics of me as Punisher. They began with the above and below pics of just me, and then moved on to pics of me with others. There is a shit ton of them, and I wanna share as many of them as I can. Here is the first part of them. I also conducted interviews with fellow cosplayers, but that video is still to come, just stay tuned!
Despite what this site may lead you to believe I am actually very shy, but being in cosplay made me feel great. I was flattered and surprised that people wanted to take pics of me or with me! I had so much fun, that despite being exhausted on this day, I enjoyed the hell out of it. The attention was flattering and getting to be my fav hero, a true badass, was quite the experience.

With his popularity at all time high, thanks to his amazing appearance on Daredevil's excellent second season, there was more Punisher cosplay than ever. I got a pic with two of them, at the show. There was even a Punisher Facebook group called Punisher: The Original Anti-Hero taking pics of all us Franks for their group page. All this Punisher love made me feel very happy!
Above is me with two of my favorite Punishers at NYCC 2016.
The first criminal scum that I encountered was NYC's crime boss, a long time foe of mine and other street based crime-fighters in New York: Wilson Fisk, the Kingpin! This guy looked AWESOME as the Kingpin. He really bought him to life. Later on Daredevil, based on an early look of him in the early part of the first season, lent me a hand. If there is anyone who knows Fisk, better than me, it is he!
The Silver Surfer is in the background, but he clearly has bigger things on his mind than street crime!
Daredevil and I don't see eye to eye (so to speak) on how to deal with crime, but when need be, we put our differences to rest for the greater good!
 I may only be human, but I'll still take on Loki. Though I gotta ask where the fuck are Avengers?!
 I did run into the Black Widow, but that was earlier in the day.
Later in the day, I ran into two beautiful Elektras! This is perfectly fine by me. Apparently, Jack Skellington is also fine with this. He just better hope Sally doesn't get jealous when she sees him checking these two lovely ladies out!

I did run into Spider-Man at the convention. He and I never agree with my methods, but oddly enough we have worked together countless of times. Shit, the first costumed hero I ever encountered was he (The Amazing Spider-Man #129 [cover-dated Feb. 1974]), when that scumbag the Jackal tricked me into thinking old Web-Head was a criminal. Anyways, on this day we protected NYCC from the scum of New York!  
In all seriousness, this incredible Spidey was my good friend Nelson D. Martinez. I am gonna say this right here. He is one of the best Spider-Men I have ever seen, if not the best. And, no I am not biased. I mean it. Come on, look how awesome he looks in the costume and how good he poses. Joining us was Ariel as a Venomizied Spider-Gwen!

Later in the day, I encountered some A.I.M. troopers. I had to deal with them. And, had I seen that freak, and their leader, M.O.D.O.K. I would've dealt with him, too!
Time to fight crime with the help of Deadpool and Wolverine clones, Daredevil, and the mighty Photobomb Dude!

The greatest crime fighting trio in Marvel history that never was! The lovely Shadowcat, Lockheed, and, me, the Punisher (below)! Yo, Marvel how's about making this a miniseries! In all seriousness, it would be a really fun title with two characters working together that couldn't be more different.

The beautiful Elsa from Frozen has turned to the Dark Side and become a Sith Lord! I'll have to put an end to her! Once again, this is one of the most awesome cosplays by one of the most awesome cosplayers at comic con!

Sorry, Batman, but when the Punisher enters Gotham City (through some weird dimensional portal), he gets all the lovely ladies of Gotham City. Maybe they're criminals, but let's ignore that for a moment! This was actually the last shot of me of the day, but it's a perfect way to end this part of this write-up, wouldn't you say? As these three ladies are absolutely stunning! Stay tuned for more punishing cosplay moments!
 All photography by Negative Pop.

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NYCC 2016- Fri, Part 2: Cosplayers Galore!


NYCC 2016- Fri, Part 2: Cosplayers Galore!

We have a lot more of the best cosplay from Fri at New York Comic Con to look at, so let's get to it!
 I am a HUGE fan of the Universal Classic Monsters, especially the Bride. So, naturally, I would love this!
 I am the law!
Perhaps the coolest cosplay at the entire show was this one inspired by sci-fi/ horror/ found footage/ World War II flick Frankenstein's Army. The movie is about an Nazi doctor who makes super zombie Nazi creatures. I talked the lady who did this amazing work. It turns out she was the movie was on SyFy, and though that she can do that (meaning the make-up)! And, so she did. Her daughter is under all of that, by the way.

One of the things I mentioned that to my friend, was the lack of Rey from The Force Awakens cosplay. As if the cosplay gods answered my pleas I saw the first and best Rey cosplay of the entire show! And, it came in the form of the lovely KatieBug Princess. And, she was just at the moment joined by an awesome Finn, who didn't come with her! As if to further prove how awesome this was a fun take on Kylo Ren joined in, too!
 This monster's eye moved around!! How awesome is that?!!
See, this wins a million points for the fact that it is inspired by the AWESOME Stranger Things, is thoroughly original, yet simple, she looks like Winona Ryder, and the fact that I saw no else do a cosplay of this amazing horror/ sci-fi show.
Baxter Stockman from Teenage Mutant Ninja Tutrles cosplay!!! Awesome!!!
Victoria Secrets Angel cosplay! She is certainly as beautiful, if not more beautiful than an actual Victoria Secrets Angel.
Like the earlier thing that I said about Rey, I was disappointed in the lack of Enchantress from Suicide Squad cosplay. Low and behold this lovely lady and her friend popped-up!
 These beauties were at the DC booth, everyday.
This gorgeous stunner above did an amazing job with her Raven cosplay. She looked breathtaking! 
 No doubt about it. The above Kara Danvers was one of my favorite cosplays of the entire show. I think she really looked the part and was naturally drop-dead gorgeous. She also really knew how to pose for the camera, in character, might I add.
The best Enchantress and perhaps my absolute favorite comic-book cosplay was from this breathtaking beauty.
And, to end it all, I leave you with this image of a scary, evil clown (which are currently all over the news in the real world!) terrifying me, the Master!

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