Jan 302015
 

Postal #1Postal #1

-In the vein of other smalltown horror comics like Revival and Nailbiter, Image now launches Postal.

-Eden is a calm, quite little town, but it hides a secret:  it houses fugitive criminals waiting to gain a new identity.  Everyone has to be on their best behavior as not to draw attention, but the first murder in years has just occurred and everyone is getting paranoid about who did it.

-Issue one will feature a haunting variant cover by Linda Sejic!

-The first issue of Postal is ALREADY sold out at the distributor level, so if you want a copy, get it this Wednesday!  Also, means it will have some after market value.

Nameless #1Nameless #1

-Grant Morrison is writing a new series for Image Comics.  And, yes, it’s a weird as you might think.

-Joining Morrison is his frequent artistic collaborator, Chris Burnham (Batman, Inc).

-Fans of Morrison’s Seaguy, Annhilator, The Filth, and The Invisibles will find another thought-provoking, philosophical tale with Nameless.

-Honestly, I’d summarize the plot, but I’m not sure what to say.  Something about a lost cosmonaut moon base, a dead astronaut, and a sentient asteroid, all blended together in classic Morrison fashion.

Return of the Living Deadpool #1Return of the Living Deadpool #1 (of 4)

-Cullen Bunn (Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe, Deadpool Killology) returns to the world of Deadpool!

-This miniseries is a sequel to last year’s Night of the Living Deadpool miniseries!

-What’s worse than a horde of zombies?  A horde of zombie Deadpools!

-Like a comedic Walking Dead, the whole miniseries will be drawn in black and white, except for Deadpool, who will be in full color.

All New Captain America Fear Him #1 (of 4)All New Captain America Fear Him #1

-You may have noticed there is a Dennis Hopeless Signing countdown clock on the website’s homepage.  Here’s another series you can bring in to get signed on that day!

-Hopeless is writing all four issues of this miniseries that bridges the gap between Sam Wilson’s first appearance as Captain America in issue #25 and issue #1 of All New Captain America.

-With February only have four Wednesdays, Marvel commonly releases a weekly miniseries that ships an issue on Wednesday.  This year, that is All New Captain America Fear Him.

-If you’ve been enjoying Dennis’ previous work on Avengers Arena, Spider-Woman, Cable and X-Force, or any of his other series, then check out his interpretation of one of Marvel’s major characters.

Jan 282015
 

Shipping on February 4th

COMICS

ACTION COMICS #39
ALL NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA FEAR HIM #1 (OF 4)
AMERICAN VAMPIRE SECOND CYCLE #6 (MR)
ANGEL AND FAITH SEASON 10 #11
ANGELA ASGARDS ASSASSIN #3
ANNIHILATOR #5 (OF 6)
ANT-MAN #2
ANT-MAN #2 DARROW VAR
AQUAMAN AND THE OTHERS #10
AUTUMNLANDS TOOTH & CLAW #3 CVR B YOUNG (MR)
AVENGERS #41 TRO
BATMAN #35
BATMAN 66 #19
BATMAN ANNUAL #3
BATMAN ETERNAL #44
BIRTHRIGHT #5
BRIDES OF HELHEIM #3 (MR)
CLUSTER #1 MAIN CVRS (MR)
COWL #8 (MR)
CROSSED BADLANDS #71 TORTURE CVR (MR)
DAWN OF PLANET OF APES #3
DEATH VIGIL #2 (OF 8
DETECTIVE COMICS #39
DETECTIVE COMICS #39 COMBO PACK
DJANGO ZORRO #3 (OF 6)
DRIFTER #2 CVR A KLEIN (MR)
EARTH 2 #31
EARTH 2 WORLDS END #10
EARTH 2 WORLDS END #18
EAST OF WEST #17
EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #2 (OF 5) 4TH PTG
ENORMOUS #6
ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK #3
FEATHERS #2
FICTION SQUAD #5 (OF 6)
FLASH SEASON ZERO #5
GAME OF THRONES #24 (MR)
GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #107
GFT TALES FROM OZ #6
GFT WHITE QUEEN #1
GI JOE (2014) #5
GOON ONCE UPON A HARD TIME #1
GOTG AND X-MEN BLACK VORTEX ALPHA #1 BV
GRAYSON #7
GRAYSON #7 HARLEY QUINN VAR ED
GREEN ARROW #39
GREEN LANTERN #38 COMBO PACK
GREEN LANTERN #39
GREEN LANTERN #39 COMBO PACK
HAWKEYE #21
HELLBOY AND THE BPRD #3 (OF 5) 1952
HINTERKIND #15 (MR)
HULK #11
HUMANS #4 (MR)
IMAGE FIRSTS WYTCHES #1
IMPERIUM #1
INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR THREE #8
JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #6
LADY DEATH APOCALYPSE #1 (MR)
LADY KILLER #2
LADY MECHANIKA #0 & #1 COLLECTED ED (MR)
LEGENDERRY VAMPIRELLA #1 (OF 5)
LOBO #1
LOBO #2
LOBO #5
LOONEY TUNES #223
MEGA MAN #45
MIRACLEMAN #15 (MR)
MS MARVEL #11
NAILBITER #10 (MR)
NAMELESS #1 (MR)
NEW 52 FUTURES END #32 (WEEKLY)
NEW 52 FUTURES END #40 (WEEKLY)
NEW VAMPIRELLA #9
NEW WARRIORS #12
NOVA #25 AXIS
OPERATION SIN #2 (OF 5)
POSTAL #1
POSTAL #1 VARIANT
PROMETHEUS FIRE AND STONE #2
PUNISHER #15
RAT GOD #1 (OF 5)
RETURN OF LIVING DEADPOOL #1 (OF 4)
RETURN OF LIVING DEADPOOL #1 (OF 4) STEGMAN VAR
SAGA #25 (MR)
SHAFT #3 (MR)
SHELTERED #14 (MR)
SIXTH GUN DAYS OF THE DEAD #5 (OF 5)
SKYLANDERS #6
SONIC UNIVERSE #72
SPAWN #250 CVR A MCFARLANE
SPAWN #250 CVR C YOUNG
SPIDER-WOMAN #2 2ND PTG
STAR TREK PLANET OF THE APES #1 (OF 5)
STAR WARS #1 CASSADAY TEASER VAR
STAR WARS #2
STAR WARS #2 ACTION FIGURE VAR
STAR WARS #2 CASSADAY SKETCH VAR
STAR WARS #2 CHAYKIN VAR
STAR WARS #2 YU VAR
STRAY BULLETS SUNSHINE & ROSES #1
SUPERIOR IRON MAN #2 2ND PTG
SUPERMAN #38
SUPERMAN #38 COMBO PACK
SWAMP THING #39
THANOS VS HULK #1 (OF 4) 2ND PTG
THOR #1 4TH PTG
TOWER CHRONICLES DREADSTALKER #7
TOWN CALLED DRAGON #5 (OF 5)
TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE #37
UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #2
UNCANNY X-MEN ANNUAL #1
UNITED STATES OF MURDER INC #6 (MR)
VELVET #9 (MR)
WOLF MOON #1 (OF 6) (MR)
WOLF MOON #2 (OF 6) (MR)
WOLF MOON #3 (OF 6) (MR)
WOLVERINES #5
WOODS #10
WYTCHES #4 (MR)
X #21 MARKED FOR DEATH PT 1 (MR)
X-O MANOWAR #33
ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS #1

TPBs & HCs

AMORY WARS SECRETS OF SILENT EARTH 3 HC ULT ED
BLEACH 3IN1 TP VOL 01
BLEACH 3IN1 TP VOL 02
BLEACH 3IN1 TP VOL 03
BLEACH 3IN1 TP VOL 04
BLEACH 3IN1 TP VOL 05
BLEACH 3IN1 TP VOL 06
COMPLETE ELFQUEST TP VOL 02
CONAN TP VOL 16 THE SONG OF BELIT
DEATH OF WOLVERINE HC
DELINQUENTS TP
FALL OF CTHULHU OMNIBUS TP
HERO CATS TP VOL 01
INHUMANITY TP
JIM BUTCHERS DRESDEN FILES WAR CRY HC
SPIDER-MAN 2099 TP VOL 01 OUT OF TIME
STAR WARS ONGOING TP VOL 01 SHADOW OF YAVIN
SUPERMAN EARTH ONE HC VOL 03
UNCANNY X-MEN PREM HC VOL 03 GOOD BAD AND INHUMAN

OTHER STUFF

ALIEN FACEHUGGER BOTTLE OPENER
BATMAN ARKHAM ORIGINS SER 2 DEATHSTROKE AF
DC COMICS DESIGNER SER 1 CAPULLO BATMAN AF
DC COMICS SUPER VILLAINS HARLEY QUINN 2ND ED BUST
GODZILLA MINIMATES SERIES 2 BOX SET
POP FIREFLY HOBAN WASHBURNE VINYL FIG
POP FIREFLY JAYNE COBB VINYL FIG
WALKING DEAD 2015 CALENDAR (MR)

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Jan 242015
 

Small World Royal BonusSmall World is really becoming a misnomer at this point.

Days of Wonder has released two more expansions for the popular Risk-like board game, including Small World:  Royal Bonus and Leaders of Small World.  The former expansion features three new races and powers, including the Behemoth race which are giant Hippos in ties and dresses.  And, yes, they are as awesome as they sound.  The Leaders of Small World expansion adds an entirely new ability to the game where players can opt into a leader token whenever they purchase their race/power combo.

Get ready to have that theme song stuck in your head, because IDW Games released The X-Files: Board Game this The X-Files Board Gameweekend.  Playing similarly to Letters from White Chapel and Last Night on Earth, two to four players control agents solving paranormal cases across America, while another player controls the Cigarette Smoking Man, who throws obstacles in the path of the agents at every turn.  With a possible reboot of the cult favorite series around the corner, now’s the time to sample this new board game.

Fate Reforged Fat Pack Intro DeckLike clockwork, the newest Magic the Gathering set, the first for 2015, is out this weekend.  The second set in the Khans of Tarkir block, Fate Reforged also features tri-color clans as a foundation mechanic for the set.  As usual, this release weekend sees the arrival of not only boxes of Fate Reforged boosters, but the standard Fat Pack and Intro Deck materials, as well.  A newer addition to the launch weekend releases is the Clash Pack, a halfway point between the Event Decks and the Duel Decks.Trieste_Slipcover_v2

Coup, The Resistance, and Avalon have skyrocketed in popularity recently, so every gaming company wants to get in on the deception card game, uh, game.  Victory Point Games is the first company throwing their hat in the ring with Trieste.  Trieste is a three player deception card game, where players select one of three roles (Thief, Merchant, or City Watch) to command.  Each role comes with their own deck of cards and specialty win conditions, as well.  All turns are played simultaneously, with each player not knowing what their opponents will play until it is played.

DiamonstersIDW is diving head first into their gaming division with not only the X-Files game mentioned earlier, but also the new Diamonsters card game.  A good family game, Diamonsters is a set collection game where players start out with the exact same hand, but attempt to collect sets of different cards.  The choices are either three monsters of one kind or five diamonds, but beware some of the monsters will devour your diamonds.  As well, the game is designed and illustrated by the artists behind Machi Koro.Machi Koro Harbor expansion

And speaking of Machi Koro and IDW. . .

Development continues in the quirky, colorful town of Machi Koro with the Harbor expansion.  The first expansion for Machi Koro, Harbor adds thirteen new cards, including seaports and airports.  As well, the win condition for the game is no longer four, but six landmarks.  Grab a copy and get up to five players building up the town.

Jan 232015
 

Munchkin #1Munchkin #1

-Steve Jackson and John Kovalic have dominated gaming with their Munchkin card series for years.  Now they’re coming to comics.

-Another quirky, humorous series from the growing Boom! Box line of comics (Lumberjanes, Teen Dog, Adventure Time)!

-A crunchy, snarky, dungeon crawly comic series, Munchkin takes all the fantasy parody from the card game and weaves them into short stories by a slew of up-and-coming writers and artists.

-Also, for those avid Munchkin collectors out there, every new issue will come with an original Munchkin promo card that can be incorporated into the base card game.

The Dying and the Dead #1The Dying and the Dead

-Jonathan Hickman, writer of East of West and Manhattan Projects, launches another new ongoing series from Image Comics.

-Pulpy storytelling akin to Five Ghosts blended with the surreal science of Manhattan Projects, The Dying and the Dead is Hickman’s ode to serial adventures of old!

-When a dead friend of The Colonel (this world’s version of Indiana Jones) is killed at their wedding, he’s propelled into the hunt for an ancient artifact that could spell doom for the entire world.

-One of the first Must Read series of 2015!

Effigy #1Effigy #1

-Celebrity scandals and murder mysteries slam together in this new Vertigo series!

-Tim Seeley, creator of Hack/Slash and writer of Batman Eternal and Grayson, launches this new ongoing series.

-After an embarrassing sex tape scandal, former child star, Chondra Jackson, returns to her hometown only to get wrapped up in a murder mystery that resembles an episode of the show she used to star on.

-When you’ve got a cult of wackos wanting to sacrifice you for your magical celebrity blood, you realize it’s tough being famous.

Uncanny Avengers #1 Uncanny Avengers

-Seems like only yesterday that Rick Remender launched the Marvel NOW! flagship title, Uncanny Avengers.  Well, everything old is new again.

-Spinning out of the events of Avengers vs. X-Men Axis, this relaunched Uncanny Avengers series is a fresh jumping-on point for new readers.

-What an unusual team!  Sabertooth takes over the role of Wolverine, while Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, Sam Wilson’s Captain America, and the Vision.  Oh, and the fan favorite Brother Voodoo also makes his triumphant return!

-Joining Remender in relaunching this flagship title is Daniel Acuña and his fluid, painterly artwork.

Jan 172015
 

Miniature Battles Game MatsGetting tired of playing your X-Wing and Star Trek Attack Wing games on a boring, plain kitchen table?  Well, HCD Game Supplies has finally released two specialized playmats that are intended to be used with the previously mentioned, space-based miniature games.  These 3′ x 3′ game mats come in a Star Field (vast blackness with dots of stars) and Space Battles (planets) designs.Settlers of Catan Convertible game board

Another gaming accessory for an even popular game is also on shelves this weekend.  The Settlers of Catan Convertible Game Board is an official release from the makers of Settlers of Catan that will help to stop your Catan tiles from sliding all over the table or game pieces getting knocked over.  This hard plastic template piece houses the gaming tiles, while also providing enough space in between tiles to build roads.  This board will also Sons of Anarchy Grim Bastards Club Expansionsupport a six player game of Catan.

The board game adaptation of FX‘s popular motorcycle gang series, Sons of Anarchy, receives an expansion this weekend.  The Grim Bastards Club Expansion is an add-on pack that, when added to the base Sons of Anarchy:  Men of Mayhem, can expand the game for up to five players (or six if you already have the Calaveras Club Expansion).Kitsune of Foxes and Fools

Pulling from Japanese culture, Kitsune:  Of Foxes and Fools is a new hand management card game that puts players into the role of an ancient fox spirit.  These Kitsune punish the foolish, sinful mistakes of humans, earning their tails when they do.  Players will uses cards to reprimand humans, attempting to earn nine tails as a means of attaining victory.

Carcassonne Gold RushCarcassonne Around the World is a recent themed set of Carcassonne expansions that take the base tile-laying and meeple placement from the original game and drop them into different times and locals.  Gold Rush is the second release in this set, sending players back to late 1800s America.  Instead of castles and roads, players will be hunting for gold in mines and placing tents.  Of course, you can always choose to steal your opponent’s gold if your digging isn’t turning a profit.

Long awaited, the third deluxe expansion for the Fantasy Flight Star Wars LCG game is Star Wars Between the Shadowsout!

In Between the Shadows players received cards that highlight the Jedi and Scum & Villainy factions.  Included in the expansion are twenty-six entirely new objective sets.  Among the characters that players will be allowed to use are fan favorites like Luke Skywalker, Boba Fett, and Obi-Wan Kenobi.