Thousands of comic book fans turned out in their best, most outlandish cosplay costumes for the first day of the MCM Comic Con in Liverpool.
Dozens of Spidermen, Jokers and Storm Troopers mingled with Harley Quinns, Lara Crofts and Captain Americas as the city’s Exhibition Centre opened its doors for a weekend of glorious geekdom.
Special guests on the opening day included stars of the hit TV cop show Starsky and Hutch, David Soul and Paul Michael Glaser.
The pair were joined by Antonio Fargas, who played the jive-talking Huggy Bear on the hit 70s show.
Also there was Doctor Who star Peter Davidson, who played the fifth incarnation of The Doctor, plus stars of BBC sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf, Rimmer played by Chris Barrie and Danny John-Jules who starred as Cat.
Sam J Jones, who played Flash Gordon in the cult 80s film is also in attendance over the weekend.
But even the stars were outshone by some of the outfits on show.
Spotted amongst the throng was a family of papier mache-headed characters from Cartoon Network show Rick and Morty.
Another group of Star Wars fans all turned up dressed as Boba Fett, in different coloured uniforms.
And one woman showed off her make-up skills with a convincing Hellboy tribute, complete with sawn-off horns and yellow eyes.
It all begins again tomorrow with all the stars from today returning, and of course prizes handed out for best costume.