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Sep 042015
 

Bravest Warriors Red Blue DeckLeave the holojohn behind and dive into the new gaming world of Encounters! Bravest Warriors.  A separate game from the previous Bravest Warriors Dice Game, this game is currently structured around two separate decks of cards and dice.  The Blue Deck contains the playable characters of Chris, Wallow, Plum, and Impossibear, while the Red Deck contains Danny, Beth, Catbug, and Jelly Kid.  Take control of these characters to fight off monsters, baddies, and threats of all sorts of varying degrees.Red Tide Penny Arcade

Inspired by the Penny Arcade web comics, Red Tide combines the intensity of global nuclear war and table tennis.  Yes, you read that right.  Featuring a thrilling combination of card play and dice rolling, Red Tide contains two full sixty card decks ready for head-to-head action.  Also included is The Card Game of Ozthe Escalation Index:  a special eight card deck that administrates each perilous volley.

In The Card Game of Oz, you, as an “author,” get to rewrite the epic stories in new and imaginative ways.  This game utilizes the innovative storyline game system which creates new, strategic, challenging, and fun adventures throughout the Land of Oz.  Your characters will visit the wondrous locations, meet interesting characters, and face a multitude of dangers, all straight out of the original Oz books.A Duel Betwixt Us

I say, sir or madame, have at me!  A Duel Betwixt Us is a two player card game designed to test your manly worth through the ancient and sacred art of violence.  Select a duelist, purchase offensive item cards (like fish, hammers, axes, or maces ), gather defensive cards, and begin settling the question of who the finder Chaos and Alchemyspecimen of man (or woman!) truly is!

Test your luck and alchemy skills in the dice and card based Chaos and Alchemy.  Players will conduct experiments by rolling dice against the luck of the Fortune Dice, which will decide if your experiments are a success or not.  If successful, players will draw or play cards that allow them to construct laboratories, heap misfortune upon opponents, and enact actions to counteract the mounting chaos generated by the game.Vici

Vici is a two player game of strategy and tactics.  Players take on the personas of military generals, leading their battle-hardened men on an ancient battlefield.  Under each general’s command is an army of varying strengths and abilities.  By mastering their legion’s power and judiciously maneurvering their soldiers down the field, the stronger general will Karnagannihilate their enemy’s camp.

Evil hordes of demons and monsters threaten the Earth from the sunken city in Karnag.  Players control druids who are battling against the rising armies of creatures by erecting energy shields and capturing creatures to obtain victory points.  But be careful, the energy it takes to perform these actions is finite, so players will need to create potions to refuel their power bars.  Gameplay is broken up into rounds, with six stages to each round.  12 Realms

A league of famous folktale and fantasy characters, such as Red Riding Hood, Snow White, and D’Artagnan, join forces in the new 12 Realms miniature board game!  Each player controls one of these characters (each represented by a detailed miniature) in order to defeat the Lords of Darkness.  A cooperative experience, players ban together to defeat the bad guys and traverse the various realms of the game to do so.  Each realm contains unique creatures and threats, so be prepared for whatever realm your group Legendary Encounters Predatordecides to attack.

Don’t forget to watch for the telltale shimmer of the Predator in the new Legendary Encounters base game.  Like the Alien Legendary deck building game, this Encounters expansion plays as a semi-cooperative experience where players control both predators and human strike teams as they work through the events of both Predator and Predator 2.  Using the mechanics of previous Legendary deck building games, this version will pit players against characters and creatures from the film universe.

Sep 042015
 

Faster Than Light #1Faster Than Lighter #1

-If Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar stoked your fancy, then Faster Than Light is up your star system.

-After having discovered lightspeed travel, a crew of astronauts sets out to explore the universe.  What they find may not be completely safe.

-Features an “augmented reality” technique that will make it appear as if the images are jumping off the page.

-Joins Image Comics already strong line of Sci-Fi titles, like Drifter, Descender, East of West, 8House, and Prophet.

Tyson Hesse’s Diesel #1 (of 4)Tyson Hesse Diesel

-Another colorful, expansive, quirky Boom Box! miniseries.

-The first original comic from webcomic creator, Tyson Hesse (Boxer Hockey).

-Diesel is an inspired blend of Studio Ghibli films, Avatar the Last Airbender, and Tank Girl!

-Diesel, a young girl living under her father’s shadow, escapes her dull life as a garbage collector once she discovers a powerful airship engine.

Head LopperHead Lopper #1

-In the tradition of Conan and Kull, the Head Lopper series will be about violence, pillaging, and the lamentations of the women.

-Drawn and written by Andrew MacLean, the artist of Apocalyptigirl!

-Issue one is an oversized eighty pages of Mignola-esque barbarian action and adventure.

-The notorious Head Lopper removes the craniums of orcs and other creatures, only to carry them with him and keep them as companions.

Star Wars Journey to The Force Awakens Shattered Empire #1 (of 4)Star Wars Journey to the Force Awakens

-Force Friday kicked off The Force Awakens marketing train, but, next Wednesday, Journey to The Force Awakens Shattered Empire continues it!

-An in-continuity, four part miniseries that links the original Star Wars trilogy to the new Star Wars trilogy.

-Continuing Marvel Comics pairing of veteran and respected comic writers and artists with Star Wars series, Greg Rucka (Punisher, Gotham Central, Wonder Woman) and Marco Checchetto (Punisher, Avengers World) are the creative team on all four issues of this miniseries.

-Find out what happened after the Rebellion crushed the Empire!  How does that time period connect to the events of The Force Awakens?

Sep 022015
 

Shipping on September 9th

COMICS

1602 WITCH HUNTER ANGELA #3 SWA
A-FORCE #4 SWA
ABE SAPIEN #26
ACTION COMICS #44
ALICE COOPER VS CHAOS #1 (OF 5)
ALL STAR SECTION 8 #4 (OF 6)
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN RENEW YOUR VOWS #5 SWA
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN RENEW YOUR VOWS #5 BRADSHAW VAR
ANGRY BIRDS SUPER ANGRY BIRDS #1 (OF 4)
ATOMIC ROBO & THE RING OF FIRE #1 (OF 5)
BATMAN #44
BATMAN #44 GREEN LANTERN 75 VAR ED
BATMAN SUPERMAN #24
BITCH PLANET #5 (MR)
BLOODSTRIKE #2 CVR B LIEFELD (MR)
BRAVEST WARRIORS #36
BROKEN MOON #1 (OF 4)
CATWOMAN #44
CIVIL WAR #4 SWA
CROSSED BADLANDS #85 TORTURE CVR (MR)
CROSSED PLUS 100 #8 (MR)
CYBORG #2
DARTH VADER #9
DARTH VADER #9 GRANOV VAR
DEADLY CLASS #16 (MR)
DOCTOR WHO 12TH #11
EARTH 2 SOCIETY #4
EAST OF WEST #20
ETERNAL SOULFIRE #3
FABLES THE WOLF AMONG US #9 (MR)
FASTER THAN LIGHT #1 (MR)
FIGHT CLUB 2 #4
FUSE #14 (MR)
GEARS AND BONES #2
GIANT SIZE LITTLE MARVEL AVX #4 SWA
GOTHAM ACADEMY #10
HARLEY QUINN ROAD TRIP SPECIAL #1
HARLEY QUINN ROAD TRIP SPECIAL #1 VAR ED
HARROW COUNTY #5
HEAD LOPPER #1
INJECTION #5
INSUFFERABLE #5
JOURNEY STAR WARS FASE #1 (OF 4)
JOURNEY STAR WARS FASE #1 (OF 4) BLANK VAR
JOURNEY STAR WARS FASE #1 (OF 4) CHECCHETTO VAR
JOURNEY STAR WARS FASE #1 (OF 4) HYPERSPACE VAR
JOURNEY STAR WARS FASE #1 (OF 4) MOVIE VAR
JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #13
KANAN #2
KORVAC SAGA #4 SWA
LEGACY OF LUTHER STRODE #3 (MR)
MAXX MAXXIMIZED #22
MAXX MAXXIMIZED #23
MIRRORS EDGE EXORDIUM #1
MOONSTREAK #1
MRS DEADPOOL AND HOWLING COMMANDOS #4 SWA
MS MARVEL #18 SWA
MY LITTLE PONY FIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #1-5 COMP 5 CVR
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #20
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #20 SUBSCRIPTION VAR
NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #12
NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #12 GREEN LANTERN 75 VAR ED
NINJAK #7
OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #12 (MR)
PHONOGRAM THE IMMATERIAL GIRL #2 (OF 6) (MR)
PLANET HULK #5 SWA
QUAKE SHIELD 50TH ANNIVERSARY #1
QUAKE SHIELD 50TH ANNIV #1 WARD VAR
QUAKE SHIELD 50TH ANNIV #1 ACTION FIGURE VAR
RASPUTIN #8 (MR)
REBELS #6
RED HOOD ARSENAL #4
RED SKULL #3 (OF 3) SWA
RED SONJA CONAN #2 (OF 4)
SAVIOR #6
SCOOBY DOO WHERE ARE YOU #61
SECRET WARS 2099 #5 (OF 5) SWA
SIEGE #3 SWA
SLEEPY HOLLOW PROVIDENCE #2 (OF 4)
SPONGEBOB COMICS #48
STAR TREK GREEN LANTERN #3 (OF 6)
STAR TREK NEW VISIONS SURVIVAL EQUATION
STARFIRE #4
STARVE #4 (MR)
SUICIDERS #6 (MR)
SWORDS OF SORROW #5 (OF 6)
TMNT COLOR CLASSICS SERIES 3 #9
TRUE BELIEVERS BLACK WIDOW #1
TRUE BELIEVERS MS MARVEL #1
TYSON HESSE DIESEL #1 (OF 4)
UNITY #22
VAMPIRELLA ARMY OF DARKNESS #3 (OF 4)
WALKING DEAD #146 (MR)
WALT DISNEY COMICS & STORIES #723
WALT DISNEY COMICS & STORIES #723 SUBSCRIPTION VAR
WICKED & DIVINE #14
X-FILES SEASON 11 #2

TPBs & HCs

300 HC
ATOMIC ROBO GN EVERYTHING EXPLODES COLLECTION
BATMAN BEYOND 2.0 TP VOL 03 MARK OF THE PHANTASM
BITTEN FULL MOON HC
BLOODSHOT REBORN TP VOL 01 COLORADO
BTVS SEASON 10 TP VOL 03 LOVE DARES YOU
CHRONONAUTS TP VOL 01 (MR)
CROSSED PLUS 100 TP VOL 01 (MR)
D4VE TP VOL 01
DESCENDER TP VOL 01 TIN STARS (MR)
FEARIE TALES STORIES OF GRIMM & GRUESOME SC
GAME OF THRONES HC GN VOL 02 (MR)
HALO ESCALATION TP VOL 03
MARVEL UNIVERSE ALL NEW AVENGERS ASSEMBLE DIGEST
MOORCOCK LIB HC VOL 02 (OF 15)
NEIL GAIMAN CHRIS RIDDELL BOXED SET
NEIL GAIMAN GRAVEYARD BOOK GN VOL 01 (OF 2)
NEIL GAIMAN GRAVEYARD BOOK GN VOL 02 (OF 2)
PIXU MARK OF EVIL TP
RESURRECTIONISTS TP VOL 01 NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCED
SAGA TP VOL 05 (MR)
SCULPTOR HC GN (MR)
SERENITY HC VOL 01 THOSE LEFT BEHIND 2ND ED
SERENITY HC VOL 02 BETTER DAYS & OTHER STORIES
SERENITY HC VOL 03 SHEPHERDS TALE
SERENITY HC VOL 04 LEAVES ON WIND HC
STEAMPUNK ILLUS HIST OF FANTASTICAL FICTION FILM
STEVEN UNIVERSE TP VOL 01
UNCLE SCROOGE TP VOL 01 PURE VIEWING SATISFACTION
ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS TP VOL 01

OTHER STUFF

ARKHAM BATMAN ACTION FIGURE 5 PACK
AVENGERS AGE OF ULTRON AVENGERS LOGO GUNMETAL

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Aug 282015
 

My Little Pony Equestria OdysseysNot quite Homer’s epic, Equestrian Odysseys is the newest My Little Pony CCG set to be released!  In this set, cards are themed around quests that have been assigned by Cutie Map.  Fresh new friends like Sugar Belle and The Smooze join all your favorites, and together you’ll battle the Bugbear, journey to Griffonstone, and even save Our Town from new evil-doer Starlight Glimmer.  Alongside the traditional booster packs, there are also two new Theme Decks for Equestrian Odysseys, including Jam Session and Takin’ Care of Business.Zendikar vs Eldrazi Duel Deck

Following on the heels of MtG Origins, the newest Duel Deck is out this weekend!  Zendikar vs. Eldrazi pits the forces of the former against the creatures of the latter.  Within the two complete decks included in the box, there are a number of rare, powerful cards including a new art reprint of Avenger of Zendikar and Primal Command as well as a reprint of It That Betrays.  Outside of that, the Zendikar deck Conquest of Sperosincludes cards that will appear in the upcoming Battle for Zendikar set.

Conquest of Speros is a quick playing game of area control and resource domination for two to four players.  In the game, four competing races work to exercise their dominance over the landscape and to control the export of iron, crystal, and gold as well as securing ownership of the powerful Ancient Artifacts buried from long ago.  Players lead generals and their minions in order to secure lands and battle opponents.Battle Con Light and Shadow

Two expansions drop this weekend for the video game influenced World of Indines games.  First up is Devastation of Indines, which provides an array of options to expand and enhance your BattleCon game.  These include thirty alternate costumes, each possessing their own abilities, and the characters Borneo and Juto.  Also out is the Light and Shadow expansion, Firefly Shiny Dicecontaining sixty EX and Almighty fighters.

Firefly Shiny Dice is the first and only “Press your Luck” style dice game set in the Firefly universe.  Roll up, get a mission and complete as many challenges as you can before your luck runs out.  The further you go, the greater the risk but greater the reward if you succeed.  Get a crew, get a mission, keep flying.Machi Koro Millionaire's Row

Wealth has come to Machi Koro in the game’s most recent expansion, Millionaire’s Row.  Millionaire’s Row adds thirteen new, powerful establishment cards.  With a grand total of forty plus landmarks and establishments, the variability is endless.  It can also be combined with Machi Koro:  Harbor Expansion for an K-Wing X-Wing Star Warseven bigger, bustling city.

Always hotly awaited, the next wave of Star Wars X-Wing ships is thrusting out of lightspeed this weekend.  Including three new smaller ships and one oversized ship, this wave is a force to be reckoned with.  To start with, Bossk’s cruiser the Hound’s Tooth is a major addition to anyone’s Scum faction, as the ship has the capability to launch a smaller ship when it is destroyed.  Also out are the K-Wing, Tie Punisher, and the Kihraxz Fighter.New York 1901

Finally, one of this year’s Gen Con sensations, New York 1901, has hit shelves!  In New York 1901, players will compete to construct the iconic buildings dotting the New York skyline.  On each turn, players will have the option to purchase real estate in order to later construct buildings or to demolish a pre-existing building in order to rebuild on its empty lot.  One of the catches, however, is that building tiles each have a unique shape, one that will need to conform to the real estate you’re wishing to build on.  Outside of the mechanics, the game is vibrant, family friendly, and pleasingly designed.  A must buy for this year.

Aug 282015
 

PlutonaPlutona #1

-Jeff Lemire, popular writer of Sweet Tooth, Descender, Animal Man, Green Arrow, and All New Hawkeye, launches a new Image Comics series!

-Newcomer, Emi Lenox, provides the series a chalky, independent aesthetic.

-When a group of teenagers find the world’s leading superhero dead in the woods behind their houses, what will they do?

-Shrouded in mystery, expect Plutona to deliver the feels and the thrills.

Mockingbird SHIELD 50th Anniversary #1Mockingbird SHIELD 50th #1

-Falling on the heels of the oversized Shield #9, this Mockingbird one-shot is the first of a series that celebrate SHIELD’s 50th Anniversary.

-Popularized by the Agents of Shield television show, Bobbi Morse is the star of this done-in-one story where she seeks revenge for the death of a fellow agent.

-Joëlle Jones, artist of the cult favorite Lady Killer miniseries, will be on art duties!

-Also features a back-up story by Beautiful Creatures author, Margaret Stohl.

Deadpool vs ThanosDeadpool vs Thanos #1 (of 4)

-He’s fought the Marvel Universe and won.  He’s fought zombies and won.  Now, he’ll fight one of the most powerful beings in the universe and. . .well. . .

-Tim Seeley, writer of Hack/Slash, Grayson, and Revival, takes over from Cullen Bunn!

-It’s a lover’s squabble as Wade Wilson and The Mad Titan fought over the hand of the fair maiden Death!

-When everyone in the universe suddenly stops dying, how far will Thanos and Deadpool go to change that?

Mad Max Fury Road tpbMad Max Fury Road tpb

-Witness us!

-Summer’s most shocking blockbuster success, Mad Max:  Fury Road, receives three prequel stories in comic form!

-Written and overseen by director George Miller, himself!

-Contains prequel stories for Nux, Immortan Joe, Furiosa, and a two-part Mad Max tale.