MONDAY TELEMETRY For March 29th, 2010

Welcome to another installment of Monday Telemetry, a weekly blog from The Launchpad that covers some of the more interesting releases or events that are coming to the store this week.

ITEM! The Launchpad will be closed this Saturday, April 3rd.We're heading to SF for WonderCon. Folks who have signed on for our carpool, please be at the shop by 7:30am Saturday morning. 

ITEM! We've been having a great turnout for D&D Encounters on Wednesday evenings. We had a full group this last week but people drop in and out so if you're interested in playing there may be an open seat(s) some weeks. 

ITEM! Our X-men Second Coming package deal begins in earnest with the release of X-men Second Coming #1. Click here for the details on what's included in the first installment of the deal.

ITEM! We had a great time playing Heroclix this Sunday. We'll have more formal play in April with the release of the Brave and The Bold. But right now we've got some casual play in the late afternoons on Sunday. Stop on by if you play Heroclix or want to learn to play.

ITEM! We got rings! With the release of Blackest Night #8 we've had the opportunity to get more rings for the various Lanterns. Stop on by the shop to see how to get yours!

The extra-sized conclusion to the most talked-about event in comics is here, and the results will change the course of the DC Universe for years to come. Earth has become the final battleground for life versus death, but how will our heroes fight back against the darkness of sentient space itself? And what does the future hold for Green Lantern, The Flash and the rest of the world's greatest heroes and villains? Find out here as the stage is set for the next epic era of DC Comics!

Marvel's most-requested duo return in this all-new one-shot, spinning out of X-MEN: NATION X! Cloak - dark, brooding teleporter. Dagger - deadly, shining mistress of light. Having quit the Dark X-Men, Cloak and Dagger find their partnership strained as they struggle to fit in among the mutants of Utopia. But when a new menace targets Cloak, Dagger must make a fateful choice for both of them. Guest-starring the X-Men, and written by Stuart Moore (WOLVERINE NOIR) with stunning art by Mark Brooks (YOUNG AVENGERS).

Following the decision that occurred in JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRY FOR JUSTICE and the events of JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE RISE AND FALL SPECIAL #1, the World's Greatest Heroes must come to terms with who they are and what they represent. Meanwhile, an all-new danger threatens the existence of everything past and present in the exciting finale of "Team History."


MANY WILL BE WOUNDED. SEVERAL WILL DIE. The climax of four years of X-Men stories is the X-Event of 2010! What started in HOUSE OF M with the Decimation of mutantkind and erupted with the first new mutant birth in MESSIAH COMPLEX finishes here. In the epic crossover SECOND COMING, Cyclops' faith pays off when Cable returns to the present with Hope, the girl he believes to be the mutant messiah.  But will she be the savior or destroyer of mutantkind? We may never know, as she is the target of an initiative for mutant eradication unlike anything they X-Men have ever experienced. Many will be wounded. Several will die. Is Hope worth it?

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