With superhero movies such as the recent "" laying waste to the box office seemingly every month, it's a good time to be a comic book fan. But there's a world of illustrated storytelling beyond the likes of Batman, and that's why we asked authors of indie comics to pitch us their colourful creations -- in just 12 seconds.
With comics and their silver-screen counterparts becoming an ever-bigger part of our culture, here's a chance to see the smaller-scale creativity that's fueling the medium's vibrant independent scene. Often self-publishing, these do-it-yourself comic enthusiasts are creating weird and wacky stories that are often frighteningly imaginative, but all-too-easily overlooked.
Hit play on the video above to check it out. From diesel-punk super-soldiers to amiable fruit, by way of a crime-fighting moon, we're sure you'll agree there's a wealth of creativity on show here that proves exactly how diverse the sequential arts can be. And if you see something you like, don't forget to Google it.
The video above was shot at MCM London Comic Con, an annual pop-culture extravaganza of costumes, toys, movies, comics, games, manga and more. Over 122,000 visitors attended this year, so don't forget to click through the photo gallery above, which showcases some of best toys, cosplay and general weirdness on show.