Fans wearing the costumes of their favorite superheroes were out in force at the 2016 New York Comic Con. Salon's Amanda Marcotte and Peter Cooper injected a little lighthearted political talk into this year's con, by going around asking convention-goers, "If Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were fictional characters, which ones would they be?"
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Salon went to New York Comic Con and asked convention-goers what they thought about the presidential candidates
Amanda Marcotte is a senior politics writer at Salon and the author of "Troll Nation: How The Right Became Trump-Worshipping Monsters Set On Rat-F*cking Liberals, America, and Truth Itself." Follow her on Twitter @AmandaMarcotte and sign up for her biweekly politics newsletter, Standing Room Only.MORE FROM Amanda Marcotte • FOLLOW AmandaMarcotte