After its successful in-person comic convention last July - the first in 18 months - the Big Apple Silver Anniversary Comic Con will push through this coming September 25 to 26.

The Big Apple Comic Con has been a New York staple - a historic, iconic comic book and pop culture collectible event that serves an entire community. This event is also proudly "of the city," it is not owned by any corporate employee, making in and all for NYC, providing family-friendly experience and entertainment as one of the best known and most frequented Comic Book collectible trade events in the United States.

With its upcoming silver anniversary celebration, the Big Apple Comic Convention is beginning a new era, one that is set to change the scope and focus of the comic convention as a whole.

A Group Picture of Cosplayers from Big Apple Comic Con 2018
(Photo : Big Apple Comic Convention)

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Meet for the First Time a "Gallery of Great Collectible Comics"

In reinventing the comic convention, the Big Apple Comic Con, in its new home in the iconic art deco architectural magnum opus The New Yorker Hotel, will be presenting for the first time in its history a so-called "Gallery of Great Collectible Comics."

The gallery will be featuring 100 of the greatest comic books ever released, from the Golden and Silver Age of Comic Books, specially curated in a gallery exhibition that will run for two days. Boasting over $10 million in total collective value, the books on display will include issues that are known to every fan and collector, including the following: Mile High Superman #1; Bob Kane's Detective Comics #27, which marked the first appearance of Batman; Hulk #1, Amazing Fantasy #15, which saw the debut of Spider-Man; and more.

Ebay serves as the primary sponsor of the exhibition and there will also be a special press-only premier of the "Gallery of Great Collectible Comics" on Friday, September 24, at 7 PM local time.

Additionally, the BACC Silver Anniversary event will be attended by over 100 exhibitors, guests, artists, and cosplayers, with a focus on the 30 up-and-coming homegrown artists from the New York City area.

More Great Things to Come

One of the partners for the event, Origins of Play, will be offering a comprehensive, playable history of video games, open for fans of all ages to play and enjoy all day. For aspiring artists, the Big Apple Comic Con will also be offering four graphic art workshops by the Kubert School of Art, the globally renowned technical school focused on cartooning. For collectors, the BACC will be hosting events teaching attendees how to grade comic books and how to effectively invest in collectibles.

The BACC has also announced that it is continuing its partnership with Covenant House, jointly sponsoring an art auction scheduled on Sunday, September 26, to benefit the work done by the nonprofit in support of young people.

For cosplayers, there will be four rightfully famous contests with prizes courtesy of Ultimate Wireless. Guests for the BACC include the "Shi" creator Bill Tucci, Magically artist and inker Keith Williams, Jason David Frank, best known as the legendary Green Power Ranger Tommy Oliver, legendary artist, writer, historian, and publisher Jim Steranko, and the Suicide Squad team of Amanda Conner and Jim Palmiotti.

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