Jason Goliath jumped on stage as Mr. Incredible, flanked by Nicholas Goliath (as Electro) and Donovan Goliath (as Iron Man). Picture: Supplied
Jason Goliath jumped on stage as Mr. Incredible, flanked by Nicholas Goliath (as Electro) and Donovan Goliath (as Iron Man). Picture: Supplied
Image: Comic Con Africa logo
Image: Comic Con Africa logo
FILE - In this July 23, 2016 file photo, Dorian Black, left, dressed as Batman and Kyle Blankenfield, dressed as Spider-Man appear outside during Comic-Con International in San Diego. A court battle between two rival pop-culture conventions in California and Utah is marching on with a judge's refusal to toss out the case over rights to the phrase "comic con." U.S. District Judge Anthony Battaglia made a split decision Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, in the case that started when the well-known San Diego Comic-Con sued upstart rivals in Salt Lake City for trademark violation. (Photo by Al Powers/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - In this July 23, 2016 file photo, Dorian Black, left, dressed as Batman and Kyle Blankenfield, dressed as Spider-Man appear outside during Comic-Con International in San Diego. A court battle between two rival pop-culture conventions in California and Utah is marching on with a judge's refusal to toss out the case over rights to the phrase "comic con." U.S. District Judge Anthony Battaglia made a split decision Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, in the case that started when the well-known San Diego Comic-Con sued upstart rivals in Salt Lake City for trademark violation. (Photo by Al Powers/Invision/AP, File)

CAPE TOWN - Comic-Con International is a comic convention held annually in California and will  be making its way to South Africa.

In an announcement made at an event held in Kyalami, Johannesburg, events company Reedpop and gaming company VS Gaming said they will be in-charge of hosting the convention.

Comic Con Africa will be held at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit & International Convention Center from 14th to 16th September 2018. By watching the launch video, attendees can expect the event to be just like any other Comic Con. 

The event will feature entertainment elements such as animation, toys, gadgets, clothing, anime, collectible card games, video games, webcomics and fantasy novels.  Additionally, there will also be an  Artists' Alley, where comic artists can sign autographs and sell or do free sketches. 

To stay up to date with news about the convention, you can follow Comic Con Africa on Twitter or on the Facebook page. 

Comic and anime lovers in Africa took to Twitter to share their excitement and had the following to say: