WATCH Comic Con cosplayers weigh in on Hillary and Trump: “They’re both dark lords in their own realm”

Salon went to New York Comic Con and asked convention-goers what they thought about the presidential candidates

Published October 14, 2016 10:58PM (EDT)

 (Peter Cooper)
(Peter Cooper)

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?"

By Amanda Marcotte

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.

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By Peter Cooper

Peter Cooper is a video producer for Salon. He's a creator infused with many passions and can be found on Instagram and Twitter.

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