The London Super Comic Convention heads back to the Excel this weekend (March 14-15) bringing with it the usual assortment of colourful characters, both real and fictional.

The celebration of all things animated says it is the UK’s biggest and most exciting American-creator-driven comic convention in the UK showcase publishers, comic book dealers and those selling character costume apparel.

Among the special guests this year are Neal Adams, who work has helped shape Batman, Superman and the X-Men; Gareth Ennis, known for his DC series Preacher and TV celeb and comic book aficionado Jonathan Ross.

Guests from the world-wide costume-making community will be running panels, judging events and showing off their own stunning vibrant threads.

The Open Masquerade, an informal competition, will take place on Sunday with prizes for best solo, best group, and best under-16.

The highlight of costuming will be the London Super Costume Championship, set across both days, with a top prize of a trip for two to Dragon*Con 2015 in Atlanta, USA.

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