Hyderabad: There was the Batman, the Superman and all other superheroes and villains that exist in the comic cosmos at the first ever Comic Con Express in Hyderabad. But the show-stealer was Joker.
Of the many who assumed the Heath Ledger-look, was Rahul, a student, who waxed eloquent about his hero, his villain, happy that the Express was held in the city.
“I am big fan of Batman, and a bigger fan of Joker. Though I am not participating in the cosplay, I am glad to be a part of the event,“ he said.
The response and attendance were tremendous. About 25,000 people showed up at the two-day event.
Close to 500 people participated in the cosplay that was judged by MTV VJ Jose. There were five categories and the chosen one among the chosen five won a ticket to Goa.
There were workshops and interactive sessions with exclusive launches of comics titles, book signings, competitions.
T-shirts of popular figures were sold out on day one itself. “I wanted to buy the original superman T-shirt, but it was sold out, there was another store which had Joker T-shirts, but my size was sold out,” says Priyanka Reddy.
Organizers were happy with the response the first comic com got in their first visit to Hyderabad.
“Hyderabad’s creativity was on display with many local artists showcasing their work and products with the comics fraternity shoring up here from different parts of the country. We are pleased to be here for ‘Comic Con Express Hyderabad’,” said Jatin Varma, Founder, Comic Con India.
The session that all Hyderabadis loved was the one with the creators of The Hyderabad Graphic Novel, as they took everyone on a journey through the mythical past of their city. A session on The Magical Evolution of Tinkle Studios by Amar Chitra Katha, followed by a fun quiz was equally entertaining and engrossing.