Local news – Nov 22, 2008

• Local artist Kathleen Clark is debuting her new comic at Krypton Comics in Omaha today from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• It’s Holiday Sales time — both Legend and Krypton are boasting big holiday sales coming up this week.

Legend’s sale is Friday, November 28th through Sunday, November 30th. Back issues are 50% off. All Absolute and Omnibus editions are 30% off. All graphic novels and trade paperbacks are 25% off. DVDs and toys are 20% off. All manga is on sale for $5, and there will be free giveaways of movie passes, comics, posters and more. The hours are Friday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Then at Krypton, everything in the store will be on sale on “Black Friday,” November 28th from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sales will continue throughout the weekend.

• Check out the Capes Comics Lounge video podcast at comicbookcrossfire.libsyn.com or on the Capes myspace page at myspace.com/capescomics. The latest issue of the Capes newsletter includes columns on The Shadow and Smallville. You can subscribe to the newsletter at CapesComics.com.

Don’t forget “Ladies Night” each Thursday at Capes, which means women get 20% off everything in the store starting at 4 p.m. Capes also has 20% Tuesdays, in which all comics on the wall are on sale. And again, Capes has begun featuring the Doomkopf.com Book of Doom in the shop. Capes customers and Doomkopf.com readers are encouraged to email us your review of the weekly pick to have it included in Saturday’s roundtable.

• Jason from Legend Comics has joined us again for this week’s Book of Doom, going live here in a few hours. This week’s “Featured 500,000 Comic of the Week” at the Legend online store is Uncanny X-Men #248, the debut of Jim Lee. At the physical store, Legend is still offering 25% off all back issues every Saturday and Sunday for the rest of 2008.

If you have any comics-related news from the Omaha / Lincoln / Council Bluffs area that you’d like included in the weekly updates, send an email to doomkopf at doomkopf dot com.