Wylie Dufresne, Secret Comics Fanboy

Accessories not included.
Accessories not included. Photo: Melissa Hom

Wylie Dufresne may be a superhero to many in the culinary world, but as it happens, the chef spent his own childhood worshiping superheroes and comic books. And now the wd~50 chef will speak at a panel at New York Comic-Con on Friday afternoon concerning food and comics. We rang up the chef to ask about his fanboy days. “I used to be into comic books and superheroes when I was a kid,” he told us. “The Green Lantern, X-men, the Flash … there was a little bit of room for Batman.” Did he have a favorite? “Probably X-Men,” Dufresne said. This will be the chef’s first Comic-Con, and sadly he won’t appear in costume. “I don’t have an outfit prepared, and I won’t have time to make it to the costume store,” he lamented. “Unless I go as a chef.” [New York Comic-Con]