Get Your Latinerd On With These 5 New York Comic Con Events

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This year’s New York Comic Con promises to be a good one. With Guillermo del Toro in his element, Jimmy Smits promoting the 24 reboot, and people wearing their best cosplay outfits, there’s plenty to check out whether you’re there or just observing from social media. On NYCC eve, we’ve rounded up all the Latino stuff you don’t want to sleep on:


Screening for Guillermo del Toro's Trollhunters

Back in July, GDT let us know he’d definitely show up to New York Comic Con. Mostly, he’s there to promote his new Netflix show, DreamWorks Trollhunters. The world premiere will take place at Madison Square Garden from 3:30 to 5 p.m. But because he’s someone who’s spent a lifetime gaining knowledge about comic books, it’s likely he’ll stick around to enjoy the rest of NYCC.


Wonder Woman’s 75th Anniversary Celebration

Until very recently, Mexican-American Lynda Carter was the only live-action Wonder Woman. On October 7 at 3 p.m., the United States Postal Service’s stamps will have a first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony to honor Wonder Woman’s 75th anniversary. USPS is celebrating the milestone by looking back at Wonder Woman’s past Forever stamps – including one designed by George Pérez – as well as four new ones.


Jimmy Smits at the 24:Legacy Panel

Jimmy Smits, Manny Coto, Evan Katz, Howard Gordon, and more will chat about upciming series, 24: Legacy on October 8 from 3 to 4 p.m. An exclusive preview of the first half of the pilot will air before a Q&A session. They’ll explain why we should tune in now that Jack Bauer isn’t out here racking up a massive body count.


Welcome to Lucha Underground: El Rey Network's High-Flying Wrestling Series

On October 9 – from 4 to 5 p.m. – you can tune into what’s likely to be one of the most colorful panels of NYCC. Rey Mysterio and the other stars of El Rey Network’s Lucha Underground will come together for never-before-seen clips from the show.


Marvel: The Hip-Hop Covers – Cover Artist Signing

Since 2015, Marvel has released images of superheroes on the covers of classic hip-hop albums. Marvel Comic editor-in-chief Axel Alonso started this project to call attention to the relationship between hip-hop and comics, as well as to talk about diversity in comics. On Saturday at noon at the Marvel Booth, some of the artists for the hip-hop variants will come together to sign autographs.