SUPERHERO fanatics turned out en masse to meet their idols and celebrate Free Comic Book Day in Chesterfield.
Cape and Cowl Comics, in Theatre Yard, marked the global celebration, on Saturday, and gave away comics to youngsters who were wowed by performers dressed up as their favourite characters.
Store owner Martin Shooter said: “It was great to see this worldwide celebration put a big smile on so many people’s faces.
“I paid a discount price for about 40 comic titles and it was wonderful to give these away and help boost literacy among youngsters.”
Those in fancy-dress included Captain Jack Sparrow from The Pirates of the Caribbean movies, Dr Who, Batman and Robin and many others.