A popular summer comic event is set to come to Glasgow.

Glasgow's Big Comic Page (GBCP) Comic Con event will arrive in the city on Saturday and Sunday, August 12 and 13 at The Forge Shopping Centre. 

The shopping area in the East End will host more than 60 traders, artists, toys and crafts with a meet and greet scheduled for all fans between 10am and 4pm.

Comicgoers attending are all encouraged to dawn their best costumes and favourite props when coming along to the event.

Jade Wilkie, marketing manager at The Forge, said: “We’re honoured to have once again partnered with the BGCP this year. We’re huge fans of comic books and the community, so this is perfect.

“Plus, we're no strangers to offering fun free events that appeal to all ages, so this perfectly fits in.

“Exciting family activities can feel very few and far between these days – especially in the digital age – not to mention incredibly costly. So, we’re delighted to be able to offer yet another free family event this summer.”

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Activities in the East End will include time-specific meet and greets with Spider-Man, Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Pikachu, Sonic the Hedgehog, Shadow the Hedgehog, and Shrek. Plus, attendees will be able to relax and game out with the pop-up free gaming arcade inside the centre’s market village area.

Several Marvel, DC, and Star Wars statues will be dotted around the shopping centre for attendees to find and win a prize, as well as lots of movie and TV props on display.

Ian, owner of BGCP Comic Con, said: “BGCP is delighted to be returning to The Forge Shopping Centre with a large-scale event after years away.

“This is our biggest outing yet in the East End, so we hope people attend from far and wide to enjoy a great family-friendly event that doesn’t break the bank and enjoy everything that the centre has to offer while there.”

Jade added: “Come along and ‘Marvel’ at the wonderful world of comic books. It might be a ‘Stark’ contrast to your usual summer activities, but we ‘Thor-t’ this event is a must-see.”

Entry is free, however, tickets must be booked via www.bcgp.co.uk