Baltimore Comic-Con has unveiled a new crabby mascot created by comic book artist Frank Cho, best known for Liberty Meadows. All he's missing is a name, but fans now have a chance to pick one.
Fans can submit their vote for the mascot's name, and the winner will also receive 2 VIP tickets to Baltimore Comic-Con (and if they already have their tickets, they can use them for the 2020 Baltimore Comic-Con). Additionally, if more than one person picks the winning name, then whoever submitted first will be declared the winner.
The mascot, a red-and-orange crab, can be seen wearing a blue cape with golden embroidery. Still, despite not having a name, he seems to already have his own catchphrase: "Holy Crab!"
"I love this guy..." Baltimore Comic-Con show promoter Marc Nathan said in a statement. "We've thought about doing something like this before, but haven't gotten around to it before now. We figured, what better way to have our fans come celebrate 20 years in comics with us than to help us create a new character."
The state of Maryland holds significance in Frank Cho's career. Although born in Seoul, Cho was raised in Beltsville, MD and attended Prince George's Community College in the state, where he worked as a comics editor for the school newspaper, The Owl, later drawing strips for the University of Maryland's college newspaper, The Diamondback. Cho is also expected to attend the 2019 guest panel.
Voting is now open and will end on August 27, and it's been confirmed that a winner will not be chosen at random, as all the submissions will be considered.
Baltimore Comic-Con runs from Oct. 18-20.