From the mother of dragons in Game of Thrones to Captain America from the The Avengers, thousands of comic book and science fiction fans went head-to-head for the best costume at the first Comic Con Africa on Friday. Comic Con’s arrival in Africa coincides with a big push by streaming services such as Netflix and Showmax to expand to capitalise on the continent’s love of comics and Hollywood movies. Tickets for Saturday and Sunday — the most popular days of the three-day event — were sold out weeks before the launch, Carol Weaving, MD of organiser Reed Exhibitions, said. She said the event had attracted comic, superhero and anime fans from Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Nigeria and that it would expand beyond SA into other African countries. As well as international comic book heroes, Comic Con Africa will also showcase local characters like Kwezi and Captain SA. International guests included Kevin Sussman from The Big Bang Theory and Travis Fimmel from Vikings. Zimbabwean-born comi...

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