San Diego Comic-Con is a revered geek event, but New York really needs a comic-con of its own. After all, this is the city of Spider-man and Watchmen -- San Diego is just the city of Ron Burgundy and Veronica Mars. The last NYCC was a doozy, but it was all the way back in February of 2009, and despite the fact that plans for this year's con have been publicly available for over a year it often felt as though the event might never actually happen. But happen it did! After 20 long months of waiting, NYCC finally returned to the Big Apple this early fall weekend, and the massive geek hordes showed their appreciation by descending upon the Jacob Javits Convention Center in record numbers (it should be noted that the Javits Center -- located somewhere between 11th avenue corner and the edge of the universe (a.k.a. New Jersey) -- is about as convenient for citizens of New York as the San Diego Convention Center is for citizens of... New York).

NYCC is still in its infancy (it began in 2006), and as a result still feels a touch more pure and true to its namesake than its unspeakably mammoth West Coast counterpart. A large percentage of the panels and dealers' room floor was dedicated to comic books, and there were only four Hollywood panels that dared to command the main stage of the IGN Theater and present their wares as if they were in San Diego's mythic Hall H. But even if the weekend's biggest draw was a television show ('The Walking Dead' drew a massive crowd on Sunday afternoon), there was still plenty to see, experience, and pose with for even exclusively film-centric attendees like us. So follow the jump for a peek at the very best (and very worst) of NYCC 2010 as seen through our eyes.

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