LIKE a superhero swooping down to save the world from space, Oldham Comic Con returned with a vengeance with thousands of fans flocking to the Queen Elizabeth Hall.

More than 40 guests from the world of comics, including artists writers and published appeared alongside novelists and comic writers like Amy Chu, writer on Red Sonja and Wonder Woman, Keith Williams, background artist at Marvel who works on Spider-Man, plus Nick Brokenshire, artist and writer on Star Wars.

Numbers attending the event have doubled in each of the three years it has taken place in Oldham. This year it moved from its usual venue at Gallery Oldham to the Queen Elizabeth Hall to accommodate an anticipated 10,000 visitors throughout Saturday.

Event organiser, Dennis Whittle, said: “Following the success of the previous two years we wanted to keep growing Oldham Comic Con so that we can attract even bigger names in the world of comics to Oldham.

“From novelists to comic writers, to competitions and exhibitions, there was so much on offer.

“The day was packed the day with activities and well-known comic guests.”

Cllr Martin Judd, deputy cabinet member for economy and enterprise, said: "We were delighted to support Oldham Comic Con for the third year running.

"We wanted to make the event bigger and by moving it to the Queen Elizabeth Hall. This means we were able to offer fans so much more and I'm sure no-one was disappointed.