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Superhero fans celebrate debut of Comic-Con Seoul

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Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen of Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” (2016) and “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” (2016) attends the opening ceremony of Comic-Con Seoul 2017 on Friday afternoon. [JIN MIN-JI]

Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen of “Doctor Strange” (2016) and “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” (2016) attended the opening ceremony of Comic Con Seoul 2017 on Friday afternoon.

Taking place in Korea for the first time, the global pop culture extravaganza Comic Con will run throughout Sunday at COEX in southern Seoul with a lineup that includes Korean-American actor Steven Yeun of American series “The Walking Dead” and singer Kim Hee-chul of pop group Super Junior. Mikkelsen and Yeun will attend all three days of the event.

The “Korea Championships of Cosplay” will take place on Sunday afternoon from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Tickets cost 27,000 won ($24) for a single day pass on Saturday and Sunday, and 40,000 won for the two-day pass that covers both Saturday and Sunday. For more information, visit www.commiccon.co.kr.

BY JIN MIN-JI [jin.minji@joongang.co.kr]

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