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Thousands dress up to break DC Comics Super Hero World Record

There has been a lot of talk about Batman and Superman lately, thanks to the new trailer released for ‘Dawn of Justice’ early this week, but don’t forget about the millions of fans that keep these popular in the headlines.

With that in mind, Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment hosted fans from all around the world, gathering them together with hopes of setting a new Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people dressed as DC Comics Super Heroes. In a 24-hour period, thousands of fans gathered around the globe to participate in the DC Comics Super Hero World Record Event by donning their favorite costumes inspired by DC Comics’ pantheon of Super Heroes, including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Batgirl, Supergirl, Aquaman, Cyborg, Robin, Green Arrow and many more.

“Thanks to all the fans of DC Comics Super Heroes around the world who joined us to set a world record—a record that celebrates the power and appeal of these iconic characters,” said Brad Globe, President of Warner Bros. Consumer Products.

The DC Comics Super Hero World Record Event kicked off on April 18, 2015 in Queensland, Australia, and came to a commemorative close in Los Angeles, CA, USA. Within the same 24-hour period, additional events took place around the world in: Manila, Philippines; Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Madrid, Spain; Rome, Italy; London, Birmingham, Warrington and Cardiff in the UK; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Paris, France “Smallville,” USA (Plano, IL) and Mexico City, Mexico.

Fans are highlighting their participation in the heroic event using #DCWorldRecord on Facebook and Twitter. The official Guinness World Record count will be available in the coming days. Win or lose, the fans seemed happy to help, and the event was a hit on social-media, and with the friends and families that came out to break the new record.