Parkville got to enjoy a break from the ordinary Saturday as fictional characters came to life outside Harford Road's .
Men and women in masks and tights took to the streets to promote Free Comic Book Day, a yearly event in the comics retail industry. It's probably the only time that you'll see the X-Men's Storm chatting with Nightwing from Batman and drew a huge crowd.
In addition to character appearances ranging from Marvel & DC comics right down to a storm trooper from the Star Wars universe, the shop offered more than 50 free comic books, huge sales and free pizza to folks who started lining up for the store's 9 a.m. Saturday opening around 11 p.m. Friday night.
Check out these photos from a surreal day on Parkville's main street, and be sure to upload any that you might have.