Delhi ComicCon 2016

We weren’t sure exactly how to get to the venue, but on the Metro, I noticed someone with a mask from a character in Star Wars. Our eyes met across a crowded carriage. “ComicCon, right?” I asked. He nodded, so we went over to join his crew.

He told us he had spent three weeks making the mask. I asked him if he had been using it to mitigate the effects of Delhi’s air pollution. He pulled aside his jerkin to reveal an ancient tape cassette player. Retro-chic? No, he borrowed it from his mother. But what about his weapon? How did he get it through security when entering the Metro? He showed me something which resembled a Blue Peter creation, a squeezy bottle cut in half and splinted together using sticky-back plaster. His phasar was not stunning.

We got off at the correct station and walked past the Tardis car park, to the entrance of the show. We were greeted by caped crusaders with a friendly hug. Our main reason to visit the show was to see the new comic book of Medecins Sans Frontieres – Doctor and Donor. It was launched at the weekend.

There were enough witches to form a coven. And some excellent bookstalls.

Some villains from Gotham City also featured.

Game of Thrones characters and some interesting vehicles.

A member of a Colombian drug cartel, a Pokemon, some Disney merchandise and a man comparing chins with an image.

After dark, we got into the Tardis and made our way home.

By Dr Alfred Prunesquallor

Maverick doctor with 40 years experience, I reduced my NHS commitment in 2013. I am now enjoying being free lance, working where I am needed overseas. Now I am working in the UK helping with the current coronavirus pandemic.

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