1,245 loyal followers of DC Comics and Kids WB braved the cold to create history, breaking the DC Superhero World Record attempt for the most number of people in Superhero costumes in one location. And it was all in the name of celebrating 75 years of DC Comics.
Previous record holders, UK, managed an honest 1,091 last Saturday beating the US who had just past the 1,000 mark. But today was Australia's turn and the crowd were impressive and lively.
Kids and adults donned their favourite DC Superhero costumes and gathered at Melbourne's Federation Square for the two-hour event which was hosted by a cheeky Catwoman who acknowledged the crowd and their efforts and encouraged all to register. She also took us through some Superhero facts pointing out Superman as the very first comic book hero and the benchmark of all heroes.
The event also included a 20-minute live Justice League show which had Batman and Wonder Woman pitted against the evil Joker and what seemed to be Harlequin. It was a classic battle of good versus evil, unfortunately without the help of the Man of Steel. But although we didn't get to see Superman in action, support for the world's greatest hero was strong. There was an overwhelming sea of red capes - men, women and children dressed as Superman and Supergirl respectively stole the limelight and the O'Brien family won best dressed Superhero family and scored themselves an all expenses paid trip to Waren Bros. Movie World in Queensland.
By the end of the event, the votes were in. 'Pam' from Guinness presented Preston Kevin Lewis, the Australia and New Zealand Managing Director of Warner Bros. Consumer Products with the Guinness World Record Certificate.
It was a great morning all round. Glad I decided to go!
Antonella Sposito aka Ant-03
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