Comic-Con 2014
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Comic-Con 2014 | The scene

Christopher Maracha, of San Francisco, salutes on his way up a convention hall escalator. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Chris Vick of Los Angeles touches up his makeup during a break from his role as “The Spoon Killer.” (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
A cosplay group entertains passersby in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter during Comic-Con. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
San Diego friends Elizabeth Walsh, left, and Traci Haze clown around for a photo with a model of “The Hobbit’s” Gollum. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Gina Gianni of Chicago as Batgirl. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Elias Meraz, left, poses with cosplayer Alicia Bellamy, dressed as the “Scarlet Witch.” (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
The Gonzalez family of Santa Ana takes a rest on the convention hall floor. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Fans pass by BBC America’s “Orphan Black” ad on a convention hall wall. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Chris Beasley as the Hobbit’s Gandalf makes his way through the crowd. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Kevin Uribe, of Red Bank, NJ, stands quietly, dressed as “Silent Bob.” (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
John Whitt of Minneapolis spreads his wings as “Batman.” (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
“Orphan Black” fan Cynthia Perez walks away with a cardboard cutout of the show’s character, Cal Morrison. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Fans pack an elevator to the convention center sky bridge. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Matthew Angle dresses as a green elf. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Elisa Teague walks the convention center floor in an unconventional gown. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Hilary Wirkowski of Pittsburgh wears a horned crown. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Bugs Mitchell of Westminster finds a quiet cove to check his email during Comic-Con. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Keeleigh West of Reno, Nev. spreads her homemade wings on the convention hall floor. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Chopper the dog moves through the Gaslamp Quarter with his owner Mark Shaffer. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Chris Clarke of San Diego reaches out to touch a macabre mannequin to see if it might be a real human in front of the Zombie Apocalypse Store in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Cornelia Singer of Yonkers, N.Y., during Comic-Con. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Andrew Knighton, under the gigantic eyeball, heads into the Comic-Con convention center.  (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Convention attendees gather around a scale model of Star Trek starship USS Reliant. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Convention-goers stop at nothing, even if it means waiting in long lines, to buy Marvel merchandise.  (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
A woman in a period gown takes the stairs after realizing it would be a tight squeeze into the elevator. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
The face of fictitious mascot and cover boy Alfred E. Neuman shines through in a compilation of Mad magazine covers.  (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
A pair of Supermen give onlookers a double take as they check out “Star Wars” merchandise at the convention.  (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Keith Rivera goes undercover as a lowrider Joker.  (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Josh Roemele, 10, marvels at “Transformers” merchandise, just one item among a bevy of goodies.  (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Fans, dressed up and dressed down, take an escalator to the convention floor.  (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Cosplayers David Schoelen, left, and Paul Baum work up the right attitude.  (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Thomas Willeford of Harrisburg, Pa., appears in costume at Comic-Con 2014 as Steampunk Iron Man (circa 1889). (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Attendees enter the San Diego Convention Center as Comic-Con 2014 officially opens its doors for preview night Wednesday at 6 p.m.  (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Kevin Harper plays the new “Kingdom Hearts” game at Comic-Con 2014. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
The Marvel booth at Comic-Con 2014 gives away free posters to the early arrivals during preview night Wednesday.  (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
A.J. Peplinski, 6, and his father, Allen Peplinski, of Las Vegas look up at a Bumbleblee figure from the “Transformers” movies at Comic-Con 2014.  (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Josh Buonocore of Orlando, Fla., takes a selfie with a zombie at “The Walking Dead” Terminus wall. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Children construct Lego projects during a contest at the Lego booth. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Crys Harm of Langhorne, Pa., sports bright green contact lenses. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Zak Skelly rides on dad David’s shoulders through a packed San Diego Convention Center. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Hannah Collier, right, explains the new video game “The Crew” to Robert Atwater at Comic-Con 2014.  (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
A Thorin Oakenshield figurine, part of the Hobbit collection at the Weta booth. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
A Han Solo in Carbonite. The life-size figure is part of a giveaway at the Sideshow Collectables booth. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Men are reflected in a glass case as they look over a Superman figure. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Adult Swim’s master of ceremonies Randall Byers, center, supervises the Wheel of Wonder, which fans spin for prizes. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Kris Keyes as Dive Bomber, right, checks his email as passersby take his photo. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Comic-Con 2014 in San Diego officially opens Thursday but fans arrive early to pickup credentials on Wednesday. Travis Jackson with 1540 production helps with the construction of Warner Bros.’ 24-foot tall sculpture of Godzilla behind Hall H. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Renee White of Melbourne, Australia, snaps a photo of a giant Godzilla at Comic-Con in San Diego. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Arriving early at Comic-Con, para-olympic runner Blake Leeper of San Diego is the first double leg amputee in America in the Olympic games. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Anna Kegler, left, Rochelle Keyhan and Erin Filson, representing a group called geeksforCONsent at Comic-Con. The trio will be handing out anti-harassment paraphernalia at the convention. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
A worker helps assemble a giant billboard for the new NBC show “Constantine” near Petco Park as part of Comic-Con preparation. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Docy Elliott of Ottawa, Canada, is already in costume (Goku from “Dragonball Z”) as he arrives early to pick up credentials. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Lauren Moyer assembles flowers and billboards for the Interactive Zone at Petco Park as part of Comic-Con. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Passersby look at a re-branded Hard Rock Cafe -- now the Ascension Cafe -- which is a Comic-Con placeholder touting the Syfy show “Ascension” in San Diego. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
The city of San Diego gets into Comic-Con as trolley cars are wrapped in ads from the CW’s new “Gotham” television show. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
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