A plethora of Canadian fandom descends on London’s comic shops. We were on the scene.

London, Ontario isn’t known for having an especially geeky population. With no comic book or science-fiction conventions of its own, it’s often overshadowed by events from larger cities, especially since Toronto is mere hours away. Still, London has one incredibly unique advantage: Five comic book shops located in walking distance of each other. That means every year, unprecedented numbers of fans make a downtown pilgrimage to celebrate Free Comic Book Day, choking sidewalks long before the stores even open … and many arrive in costume.

So many, in fact, that we needed to split our Free Comic Book Day Gallery into two parts. And here, obviously, is part one!

Next week I’ll be discussing the comic shops that transform Downtown London each year, but first, let’s take a moment to celebrate the cosplayers, young and old, who prove that fans can be found anywhere. To begin, here’s a Stormtrooper standing guard against rebel incursions.

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This casual but smashing Phoenix costume is perfect for the end of spring.

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Comic book preservation authorities agree that the safest place for your treasured comic book issues is NCR Ranger safehouse.

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Raiden, The Doctor and the Emergency Medical Hologram have all converged on London to help out Guy Fawkes or V or maybe Anonymous with something.

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This is the best example of good parenting disguised as terrible parenting ever conceived.

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Supergirl is busy practicing for every photo she’s going to take during her summer trip to Japan.

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The cool thing here is that this is both a pretty dope Sailor Moon outfit as well as a pretty dope outfit period.

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The Blackest Night falls from the skies, The darkness grows as all light dies, We crave your hearts and your demise but first we need to check and see what the local shop has in stock. BBIAB.

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Carrie Kelly and her life coach soak in the sights.

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The Mighty Thor, Poison Ivy and an Imperial Scout Trooper gather together for a crossover event guaranteed to blow minds into the next dimension.

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Wouldn’t it be kind of hilarious if this really was Ryan Reynolds?

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I know not who this trio is. Commenters? You may begin figuring that out.

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The Lil’ Avengers assemble for an epic fight against Mom and Dad’s available comic book budget.

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Not only are these kids awesome, but this is a much better take on the Spider-Man mythos than the one currently in theaters.

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Hatsune Miku, at your service. And of course, the winner of “most obscure costume”.

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Here’s a deleted scene from “The Time of the Doctor”.

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The great thing about this pose is that it kind of looks like Kid Flash really was zooming by at the speed of sound, then stopped to pose.

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“Y so seri- no actually, I’m feeling a bit more chill than usual myself. Carry on.”

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