The story of Comic-Con 2012 in pictures begins with Preview Night, a look at some of the promotions outside the convention, and the first full day Thursday.  See also Part 1Part 2, and Part 3.

Ersatz Avengers Assemble!

Forbidding giant creatures defend the Weta booth.

Cool figures at Dragatomi.

This booth model doesn't need breaks.

Who let in the garden gnome?

Gargamel's finest.

Khal Drogo, Daenerys Targaryen and Ser Jorah Mormont from Game of Thrones.

Two happy collectors leaving with their loads (including matching Helicarriers) from the first day of the show.