To the delight of Iron Man fans, the iconic character visited Comic Con India here to promote the highly anticipated action-adventure film The Avengers.

Slated for release in India on April 27, the film, based on the Marvel comic book, is the superhero team-up of a lifetime. The line-up features Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow.

“We are committed to creating as many opportunities as possible for our enthusiasts to experience our stories and characters first-hand. This is for the first time Marvel's superhero Iron Man visited India to meet and greet Indian fans and we are overwhelmed by the response we have got,” said a Disney spokesperson.

The three-day Comic Con included plenty of high-octane activities such as unleashing the power of Thor by smashing the hammer on the arcade, wiping out the boulders in your way with the help of Hulk hands and an opportunity to get your favourite Marvel Avengers superhero tattoos.

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Tom Hiddleston, and written and directed by Joss Whedon, Marvel's The Avengers is based on the comic book series “The Avengers”, first published in 1963 and a comic book institution ever since.

American artist Robert Crumb, considered to be the father of the underground comic movement and popular for his comic book series “Fritz the Cat” who was accompanied by his graphic novelist wife Aline K. Crumb was also a star attraction at the convention.

Comic books, magazines, CDs of comic series, posters of comic characters and superheroes, mugs, T-shirts, badges, can be found at the 80-odd stalls set up at the 2nd Annual Indian Comics Convention at Dilli Haat, that began here last Friday. - PTI

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