Holy SpringCon, Batman! Comic book lovers come out to play

Arts & Culture Nikki Tundel Nikki Tundel · ·

1 Max Moore, dressed as Robin, is momentarily overwhelmed by Batman. The 4-year-old attended SpringCon in Falcon Heights, Minn., on May 18, 2014. 
2 A young Captain America tries to take on Batman at the Midwest Comic Book Association's SpringCon on May 18, 2014, at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds Grandstand in Falcon Heights, Minn. 
3 Murphy Sinykin, 2, locks eyes with Batman. He joined his father Ryan for an afternoon at the Midwest Comic Book Association's SpringCon in Falcon Heights, Minn. 
4 Damon Thrift (right) is dressed as Strawberry Shortcake. Yancey Thrift portrays 1980s icon Rainbow Brite. 
5 TJ Coate, 6, adds a balloon sword to his Spiderman costume at SpringCon on May 18, 2014. 
6 Sting takes a rest during the MCBA's SpringCon in Falcon Heights, Minn. The dog dons Superman-inspired attire. 
7 Caitlin Brosi (left) and Dana Rider review photos they've taken during SpringCon on May 18, 2014. 
8 Characters take time out for a photo op during the SpringCon Comic Book Celebration on May 18, 2014. 
9 Ruth Ward, 14, laughs while reading the comic book "Wit's End" by Lance Ward, her father. 
10 Micheal Oker (right) and Jeanna Fuller do some shopping at the Midwest Comic Book Association's SpringCon in Falcon Heights, Minn. 
11 "Supercat" (left) and "Pinky" hand out copies of comic books they've written. The animated pair attended SpringCon on May 18, 2014. 
12 Comic book fans gather at the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand in Falcon Heights, Minn. 
13 SpringCon is a mix of comic book character costumes and character-inspired tattoos.