Apr 172015
 

Bioshock InfiniteOne of the most popular video game experiences of the last ten years comes to the world of board gaming.  Bioshock Infinite:  The Siege of Columbia has recently been released by Plaid Hat Games.  A miniature based battle game, players take on the roles of the Vox Populi and the Founders, controlling each faction with sets of miniatures ripped directly from the video game.  That means you’ll commanded Booker Dewitt, Elizabeth, and Songbird as  you attempt to take control of Columbia, Colossal Caveblock by block.

Adapting classic text-based computer gaming into a board game format, Colossal Cave is a dungeon crawl card game.  The main rule is drawn one, play one, but the actions are in service of exploring and pilfering a cave of treasures.  Players use a basic, fourteen room map to move from room to room and gathering and search for treasure with their Serpent Stonecards.  Whoever drops three treasures in the Well House reigns victorious!

Based off the design of a six hundred year old Aztec game, Serpent Stones attempts to recreate the game as closely to the original as possible.  Reminiscent of chess, players control opposing Aztec armies that are attempting to capture each other’s mystical stones.  Soldiers can utilize the power of the gods in order to capture obstructing Plasma Obliteratoropponents on their way to obtaining the stones.

The heavily allocated Plasma Obliterator miniature for Warhammer 40K is out this weekend.  Each store has only been able to receive a single miniature, meaning these are Netrunner The Valley Data Packhighly, highly sought after and rare.

The epicenter of Netrunner‘s bioengineering empire, The Valley, comes to the Netrunner Deckbuidling Game with the newest Data Pack expansion.  The sixty card expansion contains assets, region upgrades, genetic resources, as well as an entirely new Jinteki identity.

After a bit of a lag period, the Ascension deck building game is back with another stand-alone Ascension Dawn of Championsexpansion, Dawn of Champions.  Following the destruction of the six major realms, a single one, New Vigil, has arisen.  Players control a faction leader, each with their own unique abilities to unlock monster and construct cards as well as powers and effects that only they can use.  Like previous Ascension games, Dawn of Champions plays quickly (around thirty minutes) and comfortably from one to four players.

Apr 172015
 

Uncle ScroogeUncle Scrooge #1

-It’s rare that a publisher launches a children’s comic in this day and age, so kudos to IDW for releasing a new one!

-Yes, Marvel may be owned by Disney, but IDW has acquired the rights to print new material of classic Disney characters.

-Uncle Scrooge launches a series of Disney comics, including Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck.

-Each issue of the Uncle Scrooge series will see Scrooge McDuck and his nephews adventuring in single issue stories, some time with other Disney characters!

Beyond Belief #1Beyond Belief #1

-Chris Hardwick’s Nerdist Network rules ALL the airwaves, but now it will also rule the comic book page!

-Adapted from the Beyond Belief segment of The Thrilling Adventure Hour Podcast!

-The issues are written by Ben Blacker and Ben Acker, two regular contributors to the Nerdist Network!

-Each issue will feature a different horror story!

Empire UprisingEmpire Uprising #1

-Respected, veteran comic book author, Mark Waid (Shield, Kingdom Come, Daredevil), launches another new series this Wednesday!

-Following up on the Empire miniseries Waid wrote years ago, Empire Uprising continues a year after those events.

-A lot of super villains claim they’re going to conquer the world.  Golgoth, the protagonist of Empire Uprising, actually did it.

-Can a superhero resistance force manage to topple the mad ruler?  Read to find out.

Kaptara #1Kaptara

-Chip Zdarsky (or as his friends know him, Chololick Chip Zdouchsky), co-creator of Sex Criminals and author of the new Howard the Duck series, launches an absurd Sci-Fi series at Image!

-Image Comics has been killing it with a plethora of space adventure series lately, including Invisible Republic, Copperhead, Descender, Roche Limit, and Southern Cross.  Kaptara is the next hit!

-A crew of space people land on the surreal planet of Kaptara and, you know, stuff goes on.  Or, at least, that’s what Chip says.

-Like if God Hates Astronauts, Manhattan Projects, Sex Criminals, and Prophet had a four-way baby!

Apr 152015
 

Shipping on April 22nd

COMICS

ADVENTURE TIME #39
ALL NEW X-MEN #40
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #17.1
AMAZING X-MEN #19
ANGRY BIRDS #10
AVENGERS MILLENNIUM #4 (OF 4)
AVENGERS OPERATION HYDRA #1
AVENGERS WORLD #20 TRO
BATMAN 66 #22
BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT #3
BEYOND BELIEF #1
BLACK WIDOW #17
BORDERLANDS FALL OF FYRESTONE #8
BTVS SEASON 10 #14
CHARMED SEASON 10 #7
CHEW #48 (MR)
CHRONONAUTS #1 2ND PTG (MR)
CONVERGENCE #3 (OF 8
CONVERGENCE #3 (OF 8 MCKEAN VAR ED
CONVERGENCE #3 (OF 8 TONY S DANIEL VAR ED
CONVERGENCE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #1
CONVERGENCE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #1 CHIP KIDD VAR
CONVERGENCE BATMAN & THE OUTSIDERS #1
CONVERGENCE BATMAN & THE OUTSIDERS #1 CHIP KIDD VAR
CONVERGENCE FLASH #1
CONVERGENCE FLASH #1 CHIP KIDD VAR ED
CONVERGENCE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #1
CONVERGENCE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #1 CHIP KIDD VAR
CONVERGENCE HAWKMAN #1
CONVERGENCE HAWKMAN #1 CHIP KIDD VAR ED
CONVERGENCE JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA #1
CONVERGENCE JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA #1 CHIP KIDD VAR ED
CONVERGENCE NEW TEEN TITANS #1
CONVERGENCE NEW TEEN TITANS #1 CHIP KIDD VAR ED
CONVERGENCE SUPERBOY & THE LEGION #1
CONVERGENCE SUPERBOY & THE LEGION #1 CHIP KIDD VAR
CONVERGENCE SWAMP THING #1
CONVERGENCE SWAMP THING #1 CHIP KIDD VAR ED
CONVERGENCE WONDER WOMAN #1
CONVERGENCE WONDER WOMAN #1 CHIP KIDD VAR ED
CREEPY COMICS #20
CROSSED PLUS 100 #4 AMERICAN HISTORY X WRAP CVR
CURB STOMP #3
DAWN OF PLANET OF APES #6
DEADLY CLASS #12
DIVINITY #3 (OF 4)
EDWARD SCISSORHANDS #7
EFFIGY #4 (MR)
EMPIRE UPRISING #1
EMPTY #3
FATHOM KIANI VOL 4 #3
FLY OUTBREAK #2 (OF 5)
FRANKENSTEIN UNDERGROUND #2 (OF 5)
GALAXY QUEST JOURNEY CONTINUES #4 (OF 4)
GEARHEARTS STEAMPUNK MUSICAL SPECIAL #1 (ONE SHOT)
GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #213
GOTG AND X-MEN BLACK VORTEX OMEGA #1 BV
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #26
HALO ESCALATION #17
HULK #15
INFINITE LOOP #1 (OF 6)
INHUMAN SPECIAL #1
INHUMAN SPECIAL #1 KUBERT CONNECTING B VAR
INVISIBLE REPUBLIC #2 (MR)
IVAR TIMEWALKER #4
KANAN LAST PADAWAN #1 REBELS TELEVISION SHOW VAR
KAPTARA #1
LADY MECHANIKA TABLET OF DESTINIES #1 (OF 6)
LAZARUS #16 (MR)
MANIFEST DESTINY #14 (MR)
MARVEL UNIVERSE GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #3 (OF 4)
MAXX MAXXIMIZED #18
MIAMI VICE REMIX #2 (OF 5)
MY LITTLE PONY FIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #4
NINJAK #2
POSTAL #3
ROBERT HEINLEINS CITIZEN OF THE GALAXY #3 (OF 3)
RUNLOVEKILL #1 (MR)
SAMURAI JACK #18
SATELLITE SAM #13 (MR)
SKYLANDERS #8
SOLAR MAN OF ATOM #11
SONIC UNIVERSE #75
STAR WARS #4
STAR WARS #4 CAMUNCOLI VAR
STAR WARS #4 CASSADAY SKETCH VAR
STAR WARS #4 CHRISTOPHER ACTION FIGURE VAR
SUICIDERS #3 (MR)
TMNT COLOR CLASSICS SERIES 3 #4
TOMB RAIDER #15
TRANSFORMERS WINDBLADE COMBINER WARS #2
UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #4
UNCLE SCROOGE #1
UNCLE SCROOGE #1 VAR COVER
UNCLE SCROOGE #1 SUBSCRIPTION VAR
VELVET #10 (MR)
WOLVERINES #15
ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS #4

TPBs & HCs

ARMY OF DARKNESS ASH GETS HITCHED TP
ART OF THE UNCHARTED TRILOGY HC
AVENGERS RAGE OF ULTRON OGN HC
BATMAN 66 TP VOL 02
BRYAN LEE O MALLEY SECONDS GN
COMPLETE ELFQUEST TP VOL 01 ORIGINAL QUEST
DEATH DEFYING DR MIRAGE TP
DEATH OF WOLVERINE HC
HULK FUTURE IMPERFECT TP NEW PTG
LOKI AGENT OF ASGARD TP VOL 02 I CANNOT TELL A LIE
MPH TP
NEMO HEART OF ICE HC
NEMO ROSES OF BERLIN HC (MR)
PATHFINDER HC VOL 03 CITY OF SECRETS
TERRIBLE LIZARD TP
TOWN CALLED DRAGON TP VOL 01
WOLVERINES TP VOL 01 DANCING WITH DEVIL
X-MEN SEASON ONE PREM HC

OTHER STUFF

BATMAN BLACK & WHITE STATUE BY IVAN REIS
REVOLTECH YAMAGUCHI MINI AF #005 MGS CYBORG NINJA

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Apr 102015
 

Skitarii CodexThe hardcover Skitarii codex was released this weekend.  Containing the standard history section, a showcase of miniature paint schemes and designs, as well as a comprehensive army list, this volume is actually cheaper than previous volumes.  That price point makes it an easier faction to pick up if you’re looking to get into 40K.Star Realms Gambit Set

The fifth booster pack expansion for Star Realms releases this weekend!  Star Realms Gambit provides a number of cards that expand the playability of the original deck building game.  Included in these cards are two solo challenge cards that allow players to play the game individually as well as cooperative cards that allow for team play.

Star Wars Draw Their FireFollowing Ready for Takeoff, Draw Their Fire is the second expansion deck for the Star Wars Living Card Game‘s Rogue Squadron cycle.  As with the previous Force Pack, Draw Their Fire includes over sixty cards that include new objectives and pilots to be incorporated into the base game.Doomtown Faith and Fear

After the Election Day cycle of expansion packs for Doomtown, the first Pinebox expansion is released this weekend.  Faith and Fear is an oversized box set expansion that contains four entirely new outfits to be incorporated into the base game as well as Blessed dudes that can utilize spiritual magics.

Bohnanza Princes and PiratesFinally released in English, Bohnanza Princes and Pirates and Bohnanza Ladies and Gangsters are two sets of expansions that were previously only printed in Germany.  Princes and Pirates are each expansions for the base game, providing a new mechanic where players attempt to cross thorny hedges to rescue a princess and buy and sell ships that can be used to acquire beans, respectively.  Ladies and Gangsters provides female and baby beans that earn more points and allow one or two players to compete against the BeanMerchants and Marauders Seas of Glory Mafia, respectively.

Finally, Merchants and Marauders Seas of Glory is out this weekend.  Including eleven new challenges that expand the playability of the base game, Seas of Glory also contains variant scenarios for the game and a handful of additional mechanics that alter how the game is played.

Apr 102015
 

RunlovekillRunlovekill #1

-Like a far future version of Run Lola Run!

-An anime influenced series, Runlovekill features a frenetic, action driven comic from Image!

-Rain Oshiro has had a ticking clock placed on her as she’s chased by an evil government agency, given only twenty-four hours to escape the city.

-Experience a new voice in comics for only $2.99!

Bloodshot Reborn #1Bloodshot Reborn

-Anyone who read The Valiant miniseries needs to check out Bloodshot Reborn!

-Flowing out of the events depicted in The Valiant, Bloodshot Reborn is written by one half of the writing team from the latter miniseries, Jeff Lemire!

-A version of the classic story of the action hero coming out of retirement, Bloodshot Reborn sees the former super soldier forced out of exile for one last mission.

-Lemire’s script is brought to life by the highly detailed artwork of Marco Suayan!

The TitheTithe #1

-We’ve seen heist narratives about robbing banks, millionaires, and Fort Knox, but never one about stealing from churches!

-Tithe tells the story of an Anonymous-like hacker who is depleting the accounts of mega churches across the country.  But two determined FBI agents are closing in.  Will the hacker allude them?

-After launching the cult favorite series Postal, Matt Hawkins follows it up with this new Image comic.

-While not a miniseries, Tithe with tell its first storyline in only four issues, making it a concise first arc and a fast read.

Archie vs. Predator #1 Archie versus Predator

-After the success of the darkly toned Afterlife with Archie, the traditionally family friendly publisher has crossed into adult territory.

-The greatest game for the Predator may just be residing in Riverdale.

-After a relaxing day at the beach, the Archie gang ends up encountering the Predator, who will hunt them over the course of the series.

-Every issue will be drawn in the classic Archie style, comparing the bright and bubbly tone with the bloody horror of the Predator films.