Superheroes meet villains

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Yishai Trowbridge, 8, confronts a Storm Trooper because “they are bad” at Mesa County Library Comic Con on Saturday. Dressed as the Green Lantern, she used her powers to make reality anything she imagines.

Weird turned to wonderful and nerds wore their labels with pride at the city’s first-ever Comic Con, which debuted Saturday at the Central Branch of the Mesa County Library.
The event attracted hundreds of children, and children at heart. More than 400 snatched up comic books in waves, greeted their favorite super heroes, learned how to write and draw comics, and engaged in performance art.

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