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Comic Con Hits Town



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    Writer David X. Cohen speaks at the "Futurama" Panel during the 2008 Comic Con in San Diego, Calif.

    New York City's largest comic shops are converging on Midtown.

    See what's new, meet your favorite creators and get the inside scoop on upcoming comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, movies, television, video games and toys at New York Comic Con '09.

    The show’s hundreds of panels and autograph sessions give fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators and its screening rooms feature sneak peeks at films and television shows months before they hit either big or small screens. It's all at the Javits Center in New York City.

    Nearly 70,000 people showed up last year, and comics are hoping the crowds will pour in despite the poor economy.

    Guests of honor include Michael Uslan, executive producer of "The Dark Knight," Geoff Johns, writer of comics like "Superman" and "Green Lantern" and superstar Jim Lee, know for his artistic runs on titles included "Batman" and "Wildcats." Johns and Lee will also be there to sign autographs.

    Tickets cost $60 for the entire weekend or between $40 and $50 per day. And Kids Day -- Sunday -- is free for children 12 and younger. The show is open to the public from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.