Local news for Dec 13, 2008

• I haven’t chimed in since the big Black Friday sales, but it sounds like it was a big hit for everyone in town.

• The gang at Capes Comics Lounge released a new video podcast this week, “Batman R.I.P.: more like Batman: WTF,” which you can view at comicbookcrossfire.libsyn.com or on the Capes myspace page at myspace.com/capescomics.

• The Capes newsletter is becoming like a blog of its own. This week’s is five pages long and includes a review of Punisher: War Zone, a look at “The Top 3 Unaired Holiday Specials,” a column on Ender’s Game and a letter to Batman. 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 as always, Capes features 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 is back, joining us again for this week’s Book of Doom. Even though he was missed, we are happy for him that his store was so busy. This week’s “Featured 500,000 Comic of the Week” at the Legend online store is New Teen Titans #1 (1980). At the physical store, Legend is still offering 25% off all back issues every Saturday and Sunday for the rest of 2008, which is now down to two weeks.

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.