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In Pictures: Villains and superheroes gather for London opening of MCM Comic Con

Comic fans of all ages donned costumes as they assembled in the sunshine.

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Comic character enthusiasts (left to right) Cassie Cook-McCormick, Paige McCormick, David Gooding, Emma Melling, and Dominic Gooding from Bournemouth arrive for the first day of MCM Comic Con at the ExCeL London in Canning Town, east London (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Comic character enthusiasts (left to right) Cassie Cook-McCormick, Paige McCormick, David Gooding, Emma Melling, and Dominic Gooding from Bournemouth arrive for the first day of MCM Comic Con at the ExCeL London in Canning Town, east London (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Comic character enthusiasts (left to right) Cassie Cook-McCormick, Paige McCormick, David Gooding, Emma Melling, and Dominic Gooding from Bournemouth arrive for the first day of MCM Comic Con at the ExCeL London in Canning Town, east London (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Whether you prefer the dark arts or have a superhero complex, there was only one place to be in London on Friday for those addicted to high drama, dastardly scheming and dreams of world domination.

Jokers, Riddlers and caped crusaders put their differences aside as they assembled for the MCM Comic Con gathering at the ExCeL centre in London with many attending in costume.

Even the Dark Knight had to cope with blazing sunshine as comic aficionados let the good times roll.

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Reyhan Yaman arrives dressed as Bickslow from Fairy Tail (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Reyhan Yaman arrives dressed as Bickslow from Fairy Tail (Jonathan Brady/PA)

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Reyhan Yaman arrives dressed as Bickslow from Fairy Tail (Jonathan Brady/PA)

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Dressed as Kakegurui characters are (left to right) Larissa Andrews, Chloe Barker, and Sophie Quartermain (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Dressed as Kakegurui characters are (left to right) Larissa Andrews, Chloe Barker, and Sophie Quartermain (Jonathan Brady/PA)

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Dressed as Kakegurui characters are (left to right) Larissa Andrews, Chloe Barker, and Sophie Quartermain (Jonathan Brady/PA)

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A man dressed as the Riddler withdraws money from a cash machine (Jonathan Brady/PA)

A man dressed as the Riddler withdraws money from a cash machine (Jonathan Brady/PA)

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A man dressed as the Riddler withdraws money from a cash machine (Jonathan Brady/PA)

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Harriet Day (left) and Jade Mogford (right) arrive dressed as the Tohsaka sisters (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Harriet Day (left) and Jade Mogford (right) arrive dressed as the Tohsaka sisters (Jonathan Brady/PA)

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Harriet Day (left) and Jade Mogford (right) arrive dressed as the Tohsaka sisters (Jonathan Brady/PA)

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Henry White from Mansfield arrives dressed as Diva Plavalaguna from the Fifth Element (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Henry White from Mansfield arrives dressed as Diva Plavalaguna from the Fifth Element (Jonathan Brady/PA)

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Henry White from Mansfield arrives dressed as Diva Plavalaguna from the Fifth Element (Jonathan Brady/PA)

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Comic character enthusiasts (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Comic character enthusiasts (Jonathan Brady/PA)

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Comic character enthusiasts (Jonathan Brady/PA)

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