Cosplayers are extremely popular these days. Some of the best are listed as featured guests at comic conventions around the country. The Black Bolt player above came in first place in one of the first large comic cons ever – the 1971 Comic Art Convention in New York. What makes this even more interesting is that the person playing Black Bolt is Mike Zeck.
Yep. Mike Zeck. The uber-talented artist that went on to draw professionally for Marvel, DC and others. The Mike Zeck known for his work on The Punisher, Batman, Spider-Man, Secret Wars… well, you get the idea.
Not only was Mike the winner at the 1971 Comic Art Convention but he took photos of his time at the show and the guests there — Frazetta, Gil Kane, Harvey Kurtman and others. You can learn more about the con and see some of Mike’s photos by clicking over to Dan Gearino’s site.