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Comic-Con 2010: Thursday

Photos from the first day (Thursday) of Comic-Con International, 2010.

Comic-Con 2010 started today and though it was only Thursday, plenty of fans were dressed up.

Comic-Con 2010 started today and though it was only Thursday, plenty of fans were dressed up.

Photo by Angela Carone

This gentlemen introduced himself as simply "The Superman." A crowd gathered around him as he announced he was using his superpowers to Comic-Con in San Diego.

This gentlemen introduced himself as simply "The Superman." A crowd gathered around him as he announced he was using his superpowers to Comic-Con in San Diego.

Photo by Angela Carone

A group of young girls dress as Pokemon characters at Comic-Con, 2010.

A group of young girls dress as Pokemon characters at Comic-Con, 2010.

Photo by Angela Carone

Original caption: I'm not sure who these two are.  Any guesses? 

From KPBS producer Andy Trimlett and resident pop culture expert: Travis Touchdown and Bad Girl from the Wii game "No More Heroes."  

I was going to guess that ;)

Original caption: I'm not sure who these two are. Any guesses? From KPBS producer Andy Trimlett and resident pop culture expert: Travis Touchdown and Bad Girl from the Wii game "No More Heroes." I was going to guess that ;)

Photo by Angela Carone

I think these two are also Pokemon characters.

I think these two are also Pokemon characters.

Photo by Angela Carone

These women were dressed up as Jackie Kennedy Onassis to promote a book. The one holding the purse is our lovely KPBS intern Hilary!

These women were dressed up as Jackie Kennedy Onassis to promote a book. The one holding the purse is our lovely KPBS intern Hilary!

Photo by Angela Carone

There were religious protesters across the street from Comic-Con.

There were religious protesters across the street from Comic-Con.

Photo by Angela Carone

Their presence drew other protesters with various agendas.

Their presence drew other protesters with various agendas.

Photo by Angela Carone

This protester seemed to take his cue from the religious protesters, but with a whole new twist.

This protester seemed to take his cue from the religious protesters, but with a whole new twist.

Photo by Angela Carone

During Comic-Con, it's not unusual to run into a "hang ten" Jesus in downtown San Diego.

During Comic-Con, it's not unusual to run into a "hang ten" Jesus in downtown San Diego.

Photo by Angela Carone

I asked this family from Los Angeles if it was difficult to navigate Comic-Con as a family. They said it wasn't hard at all. Of course, they now have a very large diaper bag.

I asked this family from Los Angeles if it was difficult to navigate Comic-Con as a family. They said it wasn't hard at all. Of course, they now have a very large diaper bag.

Photo by Angela Carone

An outdoor screening of the new Robert Rodriguez film "Machete" takes place Thursday evening. Rodriguez will be serving tacos from this truck.

An outdoor screening of the new Robert Rodriguez film "Machete" takes place Thursday evening. Rodriguez will be serving tacos from this truck.

Photo by Angela Carone

This was my favorite costume of the day - a giant sock monkey!

This was my favorite costume of the day - a giant sock monkey!

Photo by Angela Carone