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Superhero breakfast kicked off weeklong celebration of all things comic book

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Volunteers dressed up as superheros for the Superhero Breakfast at Curlies Comedy Club on Saturday. (Courtesy/Rochester Main Street)

ROCHESTER - A gaggle of superheros took a break from fighting crime last weekend and sat down for a comic-book themed breakfast and just days later residents put their knowledge about the comic icons to the test at Revolution Taproom and Grill, all leading to today's celebration of the 13th Annual Comic Book Day.

Approximately 65 people attended the second annual Superhero Breakfast at Curlies Comedy Club on Union Street last Saturday. Breakfast was served by people clad in superhero costumes and included a spread of pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon, doughnuts, orange juice and coffee.

The event was sponsored by Jetpack Comics and Rochester Main Street, with proceeds from the event being reinvested to support Rochester Main Street's mission to promote business development and historical preservation in the city.

"This is such a fun event, because it brings people of all ages together to enjoy a meal and celebrate their favorite superheroes," said Rochester Main Street Executive Director Angela Mills. "Everyone had a great time this weekend.

The breakfast was the first in a series of three similar events in Rochester this spring. A comic-book themed trivia night was held at Revolution Taproom and Grill on North Main Street on Tuesday, April 30. Eight teams competed against one another answering a variety of questions about superhero lore.

Finally, the 13th annual Free Comic Book Day Festival concludes the series of events today in downtown Rochester.

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