Don't get too worried just yet, Cap. Russia may have thrown its first Comic-Con this week, but that doesn't mean it's stolen San Diego's thunder quite yet.
That said, it turns out the former Soviet Union hasn't entirely given up on competing with the US when it comes to immense, colorful extravaganzas of culture and awesomeness. The only major difference this time around? An awful lot of that culture is American Comic-Book themed, and awesome.
Welcome, ladies, gentlemen and assorted extraterrestrial visitors, to Comic-Con Russia, the Comic-Con-iest Place on...well, Russian soil.
Don't let the comparison to San Diego's 'Con fool you, though - this is no cheap knock off.
This is a straight up, full-throttle, no-holds-barred Comic-Con:
And Russia does it like, super-well, apparently.
The show ran this past weekend (October 2–5, 2014) at the Crocus Expo in Moscow, which could give the impression that it was living in the shadow of - the already upon us - New York Comic-Con.
Well, what do you guys think?
I mean, we're talking:
Old School Jokers
With impressively vivid color schemes...
The Now Obligatory Iron Man
Which, sadly, wasn't RDJ sneakily announcing Iron Man 4 in Russian...
Possibly the Toughest Furry the World Has Ever Seen
Aside from actual bears, of course.
What Looks Like ACTUAL Hugh Jackman
It isn't, but dang, that's an impressive piece of Wolverine-ing...
Along With a Poison Ivy Who'll Grow on You
With ridiculous attention to detail with those leaves. That looks like an actual plant...
A Catwoman With Lethal-Looking Claws
Presumably cat-burglary was a problem this year...
And An Impressively Old School Girl Wonder
Dark-Haired Carrie Kelley, anyone?
As well as a Whole Lot of Doctors Who...
Of all eras, of course...
and, best of all:
Darkwing Duck Fighting a Power Ranger
Because Thank You, Russia.
So, you know what? We're calling it. Russian Comic-Con?
You're freakin' awesome...