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The Night Is Young

Dancing in superhero style

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Globe Correspondent / July 11, 2008

Odds are you've never had to squeeze past the Punisher on your way into a dance club or found yourself grooving with Wonder Woman once you got there. But you might tonight at "Comic Book Night," a comic-themed version of the monthly goth and industrial dance party Xmortis at T.T. the Bear's.

Longtime comic book collector Patrick Fitzgerald and Eloni Feliciano, Xmortis's founders, suggest outfitting yourself with whatever comic book hero inspires you - but to also be original. "It's probably better not to have eight Catwomen, seven Batmen, and six Supermen . . . you know?" Feliciano wrote in an e-mail. Cambridge DJ Chris Ewen and special guest Hellraver will be spinning goth, industrial, and new-wave all night, along with other genres off the beaten pop path.

The idea for tonight's bash came about in an unlikely way. "People have, for years, misspelled the event as 'X-Mortis,' " Fitzgerald wrote in an e-mail. ("Xmortis" is taken from the Latin for "from the dead.") X-Mortis reminded him of Marvel's blockbuster title "X-Men," so he decided to play off the typo.

Started four years ago at the now-defunct Manray nightclub in Cambridge, Xmortis dance parties are held the second Friday of the month; themes have included pirates, voodoo magic, vintage horror, and Arabian nights.

If you're looking for 18-plus dance parties where costumes aren't crucial, check out Paper at Harpers Ferry (the next one is July 26) and Summer School on Thursdays at Bill's Bar.

18+ Doors open tonight at 9; $5 before 10:30 p.m. and $10 after. T.T. the Bear's, 10 Brookline St., Cambridge. 617-492-2327. myspace.com/xmortisnight, ttthebears.com

Danielle Capalbo and Jeff Miranda are fourth-year students at Northeastern University. They can be reached at to.the.means@gmail.com and mrjeffmiranda@gmail.com.

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