Convergence from DC Comics

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Where do worlds go when they die?

The Earthquakes felt round the Multiverse, Superman’s lost days after “Doomed,” the World’s End – all these points will converge as the history of the DCU is spun from a new perspective, the perspective of a mad god and his arrogant child. The biggest story in DC history ties into literally every DC story ever told – and it all begins here.

Kingdom Come, Red Son, Wild West Justice League, Captain Carrot and the Zoo Crew – all the worlds you remember can still be found on Telos. Everything matters. Every story matters.

Don’t miss the start of DC’s April/May 2015 event with a special #0 issue!

Star Wars Returns!

THE GREATEST SPACE ADVENTURE OF ALL TIME RETURNS TO MARVEL WITH THREE ALL-NEW SERIES!

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STAR WARS
Written by Jason Aaron
Art by John Cassaday

Luke Skywalker and the ragtag band of rebels fighting against the Galactic Empire are fresh off their biggest victory yet-the destruction of the massive battle station known as the Death Star. But the Empire’s not toppled yet! Join Luke along with Princess Leia, smugglers Han Solo and Chewbacca, droids C-3PO and R2-D2 and the rest of the Rebel Alliance as they strike out for freedom against the evil forces of Darth Vader and his master, the Emperor. Written by Jason Aaron (Original Sin, Thor: God of Thunder) and with art by John Cassaday (Astonishing X-Men, Uncanny Avengers), this is the Star Wars saga as only Marvel Comics could make it!

ISSUE #2 AND A SECOND PRINTING OF #1 WILL BE AVAILAVBLE ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST!

 

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Written by Kieron Gillen
Art by Salvador Larroca

The original Dark Lord of the Sith stars in his first ongoing series! Ever since Darth Vader made his first on-screen appearance, he became the one of the most popular villains to ever haunt an audience’s dreams! Now, follow Vader straight from the ending of A NEW HOPE (and the pages of the new STAR WARS comic book) into his own series, showing the Empire’s war with the Rebel Alliance from the other side! Writer Kieron Gillen (Uncanny X-Men, Journey Into Mystery, Iron Man) and artist Salvador Larroca (Invincible Iron Man, X-Men: No More Humans) bring us a peek behind the mask of evil!

DARTH VADER #1 WILL BE AVAILABLE ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11TH!

 

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PRINCESS LEIA
Written by Mark Waid
Art by Terry & Rachel Dodson

When Princess Leia Organa was captured by the Empire as a Rebel spy, she never betrayed her convictions, even in the face of the complete destruction of her home world, Alderaan. When her rescue came, she grabbed a blaster and joined the fight, escaping back to the Rebel Alliance and helping strike the biggest blow against the Empire-the destruction of the Death Star. But in the aftermath of that victory, the question remains…what is a princess without a world? Writer Mark Waid (Daredevil, S.H.I.E.L.D.) and artist Terry Dodson (Avengers & X-Men: Axis, Uncanny X-Men) bring us a story of Leia’s quest to help her people and find her place in the galaxy.

PRINCESS LEIA #1 WILL BE AVAILABLE ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4TH!

Magic the Gathering Pre-Release Weekend!

Magic the Gathering: Dragons of Tarkir! 

The latest Magic the Gathering pre-release weekend kicks off on March 20th with a FREE standard format Friday Night Magic event at 6:30!

After that, our first sealed format pre-release tournament will begin at Midnight on Friday the 20th/Saturday the 21st (sign up starts at 10:30pm). Five boxes of Dragons of Tarkir will be split between the Top 8 players!

After a much needed rest, our second pre-release tournament will begin at 1:00pm on Sunday the 22nd (sign up starts at Noon). Three boxes of Dragons of Tarkir will be split between Sunday’s Top 8!

The entry fee is $25.00 for each pre-release tournament and PRE-REGISTRATION IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED! You can pre-register for the tournament of your choice (or both!) starting RIGHT NOW! Just stop in to Legend and we’ll take it from there!

We always have a great time at these events, and this one will be no exception, so make plans to join the pre-release party at Legend Comics & Coffee!

Thanks!

Thanks for entering to compete in the Legend Comics & Coffee PTQ! Remember: check-in begins at 8:30 on October 4th at the Ralston Arena. If you have any further questions, please call (402) 391-2377. We’ll see you at the PTQ!

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Vintage Comic of the Week

Blue Bolt is a fictional American comic book superhero created by writer-artist Joe Simon in 1940, during the period fans and historians refer to as the Golden Age of Comic Books.

Initially published by Novelty PressBlue Bolt Comics, one of the earliest comic books titled after a single character, ran 110 issues, cover-dated June 1940 to August 1951. Its namesake hero was created by writer-artist Joe Simon for Funnies Inc., one of the earliest comic-book “packagers” that produced outsourced comics on demand for publisher entering the fledgling medium. By the second issue, Simon had enlisted Jack Kirby as the series co-writer/artist, starting the first pairing of the future comic book legends who shortly there after created Captain America and other characters. As Simon recalled in a 1998 Comic-Con International panel in San DiegoCalifornia,:

I was doing freelance work and I had a little office in New York about ten blocks from DC Comics‘ and Fox Feature Syndicate‘s offices, and I was working on Blue Bolt forFunnies, Inc. So, of course, I loved Jack’s work and the first time I saw it I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. He asked if we could do some freelance work together. I was delighted and I took him over to my little office. We worked from the second issue of Blue Bolt… [1]

The two teamed for fewer than 12 issues, turning over the book to successors including Dan BarryTom Gill and Mickey Spillane, before his creation of the detective character Mike Hammerin novels.

As the popularity of superheroes began to fade in the post-World War II era,, Blue Bolt was transformed from a superhero into a plainclothes type of hero.

In 1949, Novelty Press sold its assets, including Blue Bolt, to series cover artist L. B. Cole due to the growing criticism over violence in comic books. [2] Using his new assets, Cole began his own company, Star Publications. By 1951, Blue Bolt Comics’ name had been changed to Blue Bolt Weird Tales of Terror and featured the type of horror covers epitomized by EC Comics. A couple of issues after the name change, the Blue Bolt was dropped in favor of horror stories. With issue #120 (published in 1953) the title was changed to Ghostly Weird Stories.

After college football star Fred Parrish is struck by lightning during practice he boards a plane in order to seek help. This plane is struck by a second bolt of lighting, causing the plane to crash. Finding himself underground, Parrish is found by a scientist named Bertoff who heals him using an experimental radium treatment. This treatment gives Parrish super powers.

Using his powers and a lightning gun given to him by Bertoff, Parrish takes up the name the Blue Bolt and battles the underground forces of the evil Green Sorceress. After a year, the Blue Bolt discovers that World War II has started. He journeys back to the surface to fight against the Nazis.

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Coffee Shop Special

For a limited time only, you can get a free hero coffee mug when you fill out your first Legend punch card, become a member and make your first comic purchase. These coffee mugs have collector potential and will attract attention anywhere. It’s not just a one time savings deal so bring your mug in for coffee specials too, We’ll give it a quick wash and fill it with the special of the day brew for a quarter.