Aug 162014
 

Star Realms deck building gameJust when you think there’s no new way to improve or augment the standard deck building game format, one company figures out how to go boldly where no company has gone before.  Star Realms is an inexpensive deck builder whose base set is ready-to-play for two people, but scales up by twos each time you buy another one (2 copies = 4 player, 3 copies = 6 players, etc).  Designed by Magic the Gathering hall-of-famers, Star Realms has players trading materials for ships, building armadas, then pitting them against their foes!Zombicide Storage box

When stocking up for the zombie apocalypse, you’re going to need plenty of steel containers for ammo, medical supplies, and rations.  That’s why Zombicide has kindly supplied these for you.  Out this weekend are three different color storage boxes for Alien Uprising base gameyour Zombicide miniatures and game pieces.  Color options are red, blue, and green.

The last situation anyone wants to be in is crash landed on an alien planet with a bunch of untrustworthy crew members.  Alien Uprising is a new, sci-fi survival cooperative board game that drops the players onto a dangerous alien world with a defective starship.  Players roll dice to choose actions, working to either outlast the vicious bug-like lifeforms on the planet’s surface until rescue arrives or to repair the ship for launch.  Miniature expansion packs, including Crew Member, Zothren, and X-14 miniatures are also out this weekend.Dark Heresy 2nd Editon RPG HC

Fantasy Flight and Warhammer 40K‘s bleak roleplaying system, Dark Heresy, receives a major dystopic revision this weekend with the release of the second edition core rulebook.  This newly illustrated hardcover edition features a beautifully illustrated cover, the essentials for gameplay (including character creation, background fluff, and adventure paths), and a redesigned layout.

ImpulseFrom Asmadi Games and the creators of Innovation comes a space exploration game entitled Impulse.  Constructed out of cards, the game board displays random sets of action options that players will utilize by combining them with the cards in their hand.  Each card has six interlinking points that can be joined with other cards on the board in order to earn victory points and conquer this uncharted portion of the galaxy!Age of Rebellion Onslaught at Arda 1

The Force is very much with Pulp Fiction this weekend as two new supplemental hardcovers Edge of the Empire Far Horizonshave arrived for Star Wars Age of Rebellion and Edge of the Empire, respectively.  Onslaught at Arda 1 is a ninety-six page adventure supplement for the system, focusing on large-scale battles at a secret rebel base.  Far Horizons is a sourcebook for the colonist class within the Edge of the Empire system, including talents, spaceships, and gear as well as entrepreneur, performer, and marshal specializations, new to the game.

Riding onto the scene in a sled pulled by ravenous wolves, Logan Grimnar is about the most awe-inspiring Space Wolves miniatures ever!  The Champions of Fenris codex supplement adds material to Champions of Fenris HCthe previously released Space Wolves Codex, including the history of Logan Grimnar, himself, additonal rules, wargear, and formations, and two new missions.  The Logan Grimnar miniature is also out this weekend.

Golem Arcana base game setA miniature battle game across three different mediums, Golem Arcana is an entirely unique gaming experience.  Players field armies based in three separate factions, including knights, ancient ones, relics, and golems.  The twist is that each faction is represented a different way.  The relics are card based, while the golems are miniatures, and, most unusual, the knights and ancient ones are digital.  The base set includes a bluetooth tool that keeps the latter factions connected to the gaming experience.DC Deck Building Game Crisis Expansion Pack 1

The skies of the DC Universe are turning red as the first Crisis Expansion Pack for the DC Deck Building Game has arrived.  This mini-expansion is packed with new material for use with the base game, including six additional characters (Constantine, Zatanna, Swamp Thing, Animal Man, Robin, and Green Arrow), eight Crisis versions of previous heroes, co-op challenge cards, and impossible mode supervillains that increase the complexity of the game.

Aug 152014
 

Fade Out #1Fade Out #1 

-Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, the team behind Fatale, Criminal, Incognito, and Sleeper return to Image Comics for another neo-noir ongoing series!

-Set in Hollywood during the late forties, Fade Out follows a film production slowly going off the rails.

-The first issue is oversized at forty pages, but only costs the regular Image price of $3.50!

-Don’t wait for the trade paperback, because, like Sex Criminals and Saga, the single issues will feature bonus articles and letters pages only found there!

Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #1Sensation Comics #1

-A second ongoing Wonder Woman series launches this week!

-Gail Simone returns to the character she was born to write!

-Ethan Van Sciver, artist of Green Lantern, Flash Rebirth, and Batman The Dark Knight, pairs with Simone to lend a heightened darkness to the story!

-With the Batman family unable to respond, Wonder Woman is forced to come to Gotham City in order to lasso up some of Batman‘s worst foes before they take over the city.

Little Nemo Return to SlumberlandLittle Nemo Return to Slumberland #1 

-Winsor McKay’s beloved and acclaimed comic strip is back with an entirely new story!

-IDW has commissioned top quality creators to carry on McKay’s legacy, matching the unrivaled artistic endeavor that was the original.

-Eric Shanower, writer of Marvel‘s Wizard of Oz‘s children’s series, and Gabriel Rodriguez, the exceptional artist of Locke & Key, join forces on this miniseries.

-An all-ages story, Return to Slumberland sees Nemo being pulled back into Slumberland as an indentured playmate for the Princess of Dreams.

Multiversity #1Multiversity #1

-Grant Morrison’s long gestating miniseries about the 52 alternate realities of the DC Universe finally comes to fruition!

-The miniseries will be comprised of two bookend one-shots (this being the first), six single issue stories, and a guidebook of the multiverse itself.

-Each issue will feature a different artist, depicting each world in a unique style in order to differentiate them.  Issue #1 features the work of Ivan Reis, the artist behind Blackest Night, Green Lantern, and Justice League.

-The Superman of Earth-23, who also happens to be president, joins forces with heroes from other worlds to form a multiversal Justice League in order to combat a universe ending threat!

Aug 152014
 

Shipping on August 20th

COMICS

ADV TIME BANANA GUARD ACADEMY #2 (OF 6)
ADVENTURE TIME #31
ALL NEW GHOST RIDER #6
ALL NEW ULTIMATES #6
ALL NEW X-FACTOR #12
ARMOR HUNTERS BLOODSHOT #2 (OF 3)
ARMOR HUNTERS HARBINGER #2 (OF 3)
ARTIFACTS #38
BATMAN AND ROBIN #34 (ROBIN RISES)
BATMAN ESSENTIALS DARK KNIGHT RETURNS SPEC ED #1
BATMAN ETERNAL #20
BATWOMAN #34
BLACK MARKET #2 (OF 4)
BPRD HELL ON EARTH #122
BTVS SEASON 10 #6
DAREDEVIL #7 SIN
DARK ENGINE #2 (MR)
DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG FU #4 (OF 4)
DEADPOOL DRACULAS GAUNTLET #7 (OF 7)
DEADPOOL VS X-FORCE #3 (OF 4)
DELINQUENTS #1 (OF 4)
DOCTOR SPEKTOR #3
ELEKTRA #5
EMPTY MAN #3 (OF 6)
FABLES #143 (MR)
FADE OUT #1 (MR)
FIGMENT #3 (OF 5)
GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #101
GFT VS WONDERLAND #2 (OF 4)
GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #34
IMAGE FIRSTS DEADLY CLASS #1 (MR)
IMAGE FIRSTS GREAT PACIFIC CURR PTG #1 (MR)
IMAGE FIRSTS LAZARUS #1 (MR)
IMAGE FIRSTS MANHATTAN PROJECTS CURR PTG #1
IMAGE FIRSTS MORNING GLORIES CURR PTG #1
IMAGE FIRSTS REVIVAL CURR PTG #1
IMAGE FIRSTS WALKING DEAD CURR PTG #1 (MR)
INFINITY MAN AND THE FOREVER PEOPLE #3
JUDGE DREDD #22
JUSTICE INC #1 (OF 6)
LAST BROADCAST #4 (MR)
LITTLE NEMO RETURN TO SLUMBERLAND #1
MAGNETO #8
MANIFEST DESTINY #9
MIGHTY AVENGERS #13
MS MARVEL #1 6TH PTG
MS MARVEL #7
MULTIVERSITY #1
MULTIVERSITY #1 CHRIS BURNHAM VAR ED
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #4
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #7
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #8
NEW 52 FUTURES END #16 (WEEKLY)
NEW AVENGERS #23
NOVA #20 SIN
ORIGINAL SINS #5 (OF 5)
OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #1 3RD PTG
PETER PANZERFAUST #20
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #34
SAMURAI JACK #11
SAVAGE DRAGON #197 (MR)
SAVAGE WOLVERINE #22
SAVIORS #5 (MR)
SCRIBBLENAUTS UNMASKED CRISIS OF IMAGINATION #8
SECRET AVENGERS #7
SENSATION COMICS FEATURING WONDER WOMAN #1
SIMPSONS COMICS #214
SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN SEASON 6 #5
SONS OF ANARCHY #12 (MR)
SOUTHERN BASTARDS #1 3RD PTG (MR)
SPIDER-MAN 2099 #1 2ND PTG
STAR WARS DARTH MAUL SON OF DATHOMIR #4
STEAMPUNK BSG 1880 #1 (OF 4)
STORM #2
STRAIN NIGHT ETERNAL #1
SUPERGIRL #34 (DOOMED)
SUPREME BLUE ROSE #2 (MR)
TEEN TITANS #1
TEEN TITANS #2
TEEN TITANS GO #5
TMNT ANNUAL 2014
TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE #32
TRANSLUCID #5 (OF 6)
TREES #4 (MR)
TRINITY OF SIN PANDORA #14
UMBRAL #8 (MR)
WICKED & DIVINE #3 (MR)
WOLVERINE #11
WOLVERINE ANNUAL #1
X-FILES YEAR ZERO #2 (OF 5)

TPBs & HCs

BATMAN INCORPORATED TP VOL 02 GOTHAMS MOST WANTED
BOUNTY HUNTER CODE REVELATIONS OF BOBA FETT HC
BRAVEST WARRIORS TP VOL 03
DAREDEVIL BY MARK WAID TP VOL 06
GFT ASCENSION TP
JIM HENSONS STORYTELLER HC NOVEL
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK TP VOL 04 THE REBIRTH OF EVIL
KATANA TP VOL 01 SOULTAKER (N52)
LOKI AGENT OF ASGARD TP VOL 01 TRUST ME
MONSTER & MADMAN TP
PUNISHER TP VOL 01 BLACK AND WHITE
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES TP VOL 23
WINTER SOLDIER TP BITTER MARCH
WWE SLAM CITY GN VOL 01 FINISHED

OTHER STUFF

BATMAN BLACK & WHITE STATUE BY JAE LEE
DC COMICS SUPER VILLAINS OWLMAN AF
GREEN LANTERN PROMOTIONAL RINGS
JOKER MIGHTY WALLET
POP GOTG ROCKET RACCOON VINYL FIG
WALKING DEAD ISSUE #100 BILLFOLD WALLET
YELLOW LANTERN PROMOTIONAL RINGS

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Aug 092014
 

Wiz-War Malefic Curses ExpansionFantasy Flight‘s remake of the Tom Jolly original, Wiz-War, gains its first expansion this weekend.  Wiz-War Malefic Curse expands on the original wizard versus wizard game, wherein each player attempts to break into their opponent’s stronghold using magic, in a number of ways.  First off, the expansion adds a fifth player option for the game.  Second, a range of new spells, including necromancy, and portals are included.Prophecy board game

Not a new game, but a long overdue restock, Prophecy from Z-Man games is back on the shelves.  A dungeon crawling game without the dungeon, Prophecy is based around the Talisman system with a mythology bent.  Characters move around the board, fighting monsters and obtaining items, but with a unique skill system (wherein players acquire and learn Dungeons and Dragons Next Player's Handbookabilities) that Talisman doesn’t use.

Wizards of the Coast is thick into the release schedule of the newest version of Dungeons and Dragons, having launched the new edition with an acclaimed Starter Box and some great looking miniatures.  Out this week, is the first hardcover volume for the system, the Player’s Handbook.  Building off of the material present in the Starter Box, the Player’s Handbook expands on character creation and other aspects of the new system.Betrayal at House on the Hill

No, this is not a dream.  No, this is not a lie.  No, this is not a joke.  Betrayal at House on the Hill is finally back in print!  Avalon Hill and Wizards of the Coast have been promising a new printing of the desperately sought after horror game, and they’ve finally delivered.  One of the most popular semi-co-operative games on the market, with players exploring a haunted mansion, only to find that one of their members is fated to kill them.  Who, how, and Touch of Evil Dark Gothic Deck Building Gamewhat the other players need to do to avoid dying varies in each game.

Flying Frog Games moves into the deck building arena this weekend with another twist on the classic model.  Touch of Evil the Deck Building Game adds a new dynamic to the traditional deck builder by starting each player with a different hand of cards.  The hands are decided by the character chosen, with each monster hunter possessing different abilities.  All players battle against a stack of monster cards, similar to the Resident Evil DBG, but attain victory points that decide the winner of the game.

Aug 082014
 

Doctor Who Character Building BrixDoctor Who Character Builder Brix 

-The Doctor Who Character Builders wear fezzes now.  Fezzes are cool.

-The 9th, 10th, and 11th Doctors are back in this set, along with some of the most popular baddies.

-Each figure comes attached to a display brick of clear plastic along with a base for the figure to stand on, so that you can display them for all your Whovian buddies weep like angels over.

-Don’t worry if you’ve already picked up a number of these figures, as the versions in this set are variants.

Pathfinder v.2 HC “Tooth and Claw”Pathfinder Tooth and Claw v.2 HC

-Jim Zub, modern master of the fantasy adventure comic, continues his acclaimed run on the Pathfinder series!

-Not only is this hardcover volume an entire storyline from the comic books, but also a near supplement for the roleplaying system.

-Contained in this hardcover volume are nearly thirty pages of adventure path material.

-These extras include maps, adventure paths, encounter materials, and new character options.

Green Lantern Wrath of the First Lantern tpbGreen Lantern Wrath of the First Lantern tpb

-Geoff Johns nearly ten year long run on Green Lantern comes to end in this volume!

-Hal Jordan and Sinestro must join forces in order to defeat the original Green Lantern, the First Lantern!

-Along with the threat of the First Lantern, the CORPS faces off against their own leaders, the Guardians, to decide the fate of the universe.

-This single volume collects every issue of Green Lantern, Red Lanterns, Green Lantern CORPS, and New Guardians involved in the crossover.

Godzilla Cataclysm #1 (of 5)Godzilla Cataclysm #1

-Cullen Bunn, writer of Deadpool Kills Deadpool, Night of the Living Deadpool, Sixth Gun, Magneto, and Sinestro, brings his sizable talents to the Godzilla universe.

-Post-apocalyptic narratives and monster movies collide!

-Years after a nuclear apocalypse has laid waste to the planet, a handful of people still survive.  But so did the Kaiju.

-Dave Wachter’s detailed, grim artwork enhances Bunn’s words, creating a the perfect ambiance and tone for the series.