It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s two San Diego city leaders on a zip line!
On Thursday, to mark the official opening of Comic-Con International 2014, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and San Diego City Council President Todd Gloria harnessed their inner superheroes and flew through the air on a zip-line near the downtown Convention Center.
The leaders left the spandex and capes at home, however, and zipped their way across their sky in more work-appropriate slacks, button-down shirts, ties and dress shoes.
After their adventure, Faulconer took a moment to thank Comic-Con organizers, other city leaders and local businesses for supporting the massive event, which celebrates its 45th anniversary this year.
“Comic-Con is very near and dear to our hearts and San Diego is proud to have been home to Comic-Con since the 1970s,” said Faulconer.
On Wednesday, when asked what type of costume he’d be wearing to the pop culture convention, Faulconer told NBC 7, “I’m going as mild-mannered mayor.”