Oct 222014
 

Shipping on October 29th

COMICS

ADV TIME BANANA GUARD ACADEMY #4 (OF 6)
ADVENTURE TIME #33
ALIENS FIRE AND STONE #2
ALL NEW SOULFIRE #8
ALL NEW X-MEN #33
ALL NEW X-MEN #33 DEADPOOL 75TH ANNIV VAR
ALL NEW X-MEN #33 FERRY VAR
ALL NEW X-MEN #33 HASBRO VAR
ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 ONE DOLLAR DEBUT ED NEW PTG
ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #25
ATOMIC ROBO KNIGHTS OF GOLDEN CIRCLE #5 (OF 5)
AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS #1 (OF 9) DEADPOOL PARTY SKETCH VAR
AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS #2 (OF 9)
AXIS CARNAGE #1 (OF 3)
AXIS REVOLUTIONS #1 (OF 4)
BALTIMORE WOLF AND THE APOSTLE #1 (OF 2)
BATMAN 66 MEETS GREEN HORNET #3 (OF 6)
BATMAN ETERNAL #30
BLACK SCIENCE #10 (MR)
BOBS BURGERS #3
BRASS SUN #6 (OF 6)
CAPT VICTORY & GALACTIC RANGERS #3
CONAN THE AVENGER #7
CROSSED BADLANDS #64 TORTURE CVR (MR)
DARK GODS #1 (MR)
DEATH OF WOLVERINE #2 (OF 4) 2ND PTG
DEATH OF WOLVERINE DEADPOOL AND CAPTAIN AMERICA #1
DEATH WOLVERINE DEADPOOL CAPT AMERICA #1 SHALVEY VAR
DEATH OF WOLVERINE DEADPOOL CAPT AMERICA #1 CANADA
DEATH OF WOLVERINE LOGAN LEGACY #3 (OF 7)
DEATH OF WOLVERINE LOGAN LEGACY #3 (OF 7) CANADA VAR
DEATHLOK #1
DEATHLOK #1 DESIGN VAR
DEATHLOK #1 HASBRO VAR
DEATHLOK #1 YOUNG VAR
DOCTOR WHO 11TH #4
DREDD UNDERBELLY MOVIE SEQUEL ONE SHOT
DREDD UPRISE #1 (OF 2)
EARTH 2 WORLDS END #4
EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #2 (OF 5) 2ND PTG
FANTASTIC FOUR #12
GFT REALM WAR #4 (OF 12)
GFT WARLORD OF OZ #6 (OF 6)
GOON OCCASION OF REVENGE #3 (OF 4)
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #20
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #20 HASBRO VAR
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #20 STOMP OUT BULLYING HANS VAR
HARBINGER #1 ONE DOLLAR DEBUT ED NEW PTG
HARBINGER OMEGAS #3 (OF 3)
HARLEY QUINN #5 2ND PTG
HARLEY QUINN ANNUAL #1
HARLEY QUINN ANNUAL #1 BOMBSHELL VAR ED
HAWKEYE VS DEADPOOL #0 (OF 4) 2ND PTG
HUGH HOWEYS WOOL #5 (OF 6)
IMAGE FIRSTS BLACK SCIENCE #1 (MR)
INHUMAN #7
INHUMAN #7 DEADPOOL 75TH ANNIV PERKINS VAR
INHUMAN #7 STOMP OUT BULLYING CHRISTOPHER VAR
INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR TWO #10
INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR TWO #9
INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR TWO ANNUAL #1
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK ANNUAL #2
JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED ANNUAL #1
LEGENDARY STAR LORD #1 3RD PTG
LEGENDARY STAR LORD #2 2ND PTG
LIFE WITH ARCHIE COMIC #36
LITTLE NEMO RETURN TO SLUMBERLAND #2
LOW #4 (MR)
LUMBERJANES #6 (OF 8
MARVEL 75TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION #1
MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #31 SYU
MASSIVE #28
MEGA MAN #42
MIND MGMT #27
NEW 52 FUTURES END #26 (WEEKLY)
NOVA #22
PATHFINDER CITY SECRETS #6 (OF 6)
PHANTOM #1 (OF 6)
QUANTUM & WOODY #1 ONE DOLLAR DEBUT ED
RACHEL RISING #29
RASPUTIN #1 CVR A ROSSMO (MR)
RED LANTERNS #33
ROCHE LIMIT #2 (MR)
ROGUES THE BURNING HEART #1 (OF 5)
ROMAN RITUAL #1 (OF 4) (MR)
SABRINA #1 REG CVR (MR)
SAGA #24 (MR)
SAVAGE DRAGON #199
SEX #17 (MR)
SHADOW MIDNIGHT MOSCOW #5 (OF 6)
SINESTRO #6 (GODHEAD)
SINESTRO #6 MONSTERS VAR ED (GODHEAD)
SONIC BOOM #1
SONIC UNIVERSE #69
SOUTHERN BASTARDS #5 (MR)
SQUIDDER #3
SWAMP THING ANNUAL #3
THANOS A GOD UP THERE LISTENING #4 (OF 4)
THUNDERBOLTS #32
TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE #34
UMBRAL #10 (MR)
WAYWARD #3
WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #11
WONDER WOMAN #35
WONDER WOMAN #35 MONSTERS VAR ED

TPBs & HCs

ALL NEW X-FACTOR TP VOL 02 CHANGE OF DECAY
BORIS VALLEJO & JULIE BELL DREAMLAND HC
COWL TP VOL 01 PRINCIPLES OF POWER (MR)
CURSED PIRATE GIRL HC VOL 01
DC COMICS ZERO YEAR HC (N52)
GREEN LANTERN TP VOL 04 DARK DAYS (N52)
JOHN CARPENTERS ASYLUM TP VOL 01 (MR)
JOKER HC
KING CITY TP (MR)
LOCKE & KEY HC VOL 01 WELCOME TO LOVECRAFT
LOCKE & KEY HC VOL 02 HEAD GAMES
NEIL GAIMAN HANSEL & GRETEL GRAPHIC HC
NEW ANNOTATED H P LOVECRAFT HC
ORIGINAL SIN HC
PREACHER TP BOOK 06 (MR)
SAVAGE WOLVERINE TP VOL 02 HANDS ON DEAD BODY
STAR WARS JEDI ACADEMY YR HC VOL 01
UNCANNY X-MEN IRON MAN NOVA TP NO END IN SIGHT
WOLVERINE AND X-MEN TP VOL 01 TOMORROW NEVER LEARN

OTHER STUFF

DC COMICS COVER GIRLS HARLEY QUINN STATUE 2ND ED
HEAVY METAL #271 (MR)
IRON MAN MIGHTY WALLET
PREVIEWS #314 NOVEMBER 2014
WALKING DEAD MAGAZINE #10
WALKING DEAD MINIMATES SER 6 ASST

 Posted by at 1:26 pm
Oct 182014
 

Halloween Comic Fest 2014

Instead of rotting your children’s teeth (or your own) with candy on Halloween, how about giving them FREE comics?

Yes, just like Free Comic Book Day in May, the Halloween Comicfest is another occasion for readers to sample various comic series at the low, low price of FREE (have I mentioned FREE enough?). This year’s books include the likes of the Itty Bitty Hellboy, Spider-Man, Batman, Adventure Time, and many other spooky heroes and baddies.

A Halloween ComicFest Costume Contest will be held at 6:00pm on October 25th. Participants will be judged on a set of unannounced criteria by a “discerning” panel of judges. Winners will be decided by the highest point value and in other special categories. Prizes will include hardcover comic collections by Geoff Johns, Alan Moore, and others or deluxe edition Doctor Who collected volumes.

 Posted by at 6:44 pm
Oct 182014
 

Firefly Role Playing Game RPG Core BookTake its love, take its land, but you can’t take roleplaying from Firefly.

A revamped version of the previous Firefly RPG, this new hardcover core book utilizes an updated version of the Cortex Plus System.  Players are thrown out into the black, given the chance to play members of a Firefly crew crusin’ the verse and misbehaving.  Every episode of the series is detailed in this hardcover, acting as adventures groups can play through.  An entirely new “episode” is also presented as a fourteenth adventure.Cypher

Another AEG produced, Love Letter-like quick card game has hit the scene and it is Cypher.  At its core, Cypher is a drafting game, with players starting out with either three, two, or one card in hand.  Each turn, players draw, play, and trade a card, with everyone attempting to be the person holding the highest value card at the end of the game.  When the draw pile runs out (or a special endgame card is played) the game ends.

Lords of XiditLords of Xidit is the newest release from Asmodee Games and it sends the player to a fantastical realm of lizard riding knights and magically possessed townsfolk.  Each player controls the equivalent of a knight, wandering the countryside in hopes of curing the dark mysticism that has overrun it.  In order to do so, players race to sections of the board where they will collect squires and resources.  The catch is, it’s all about timing, as only certain resources will be given out depending on the order of when a player arrives.  Abyss

Set in a Bioshock-ish, Rapture-esque underwater city, Abyss, from Asmodee, is a game of influence and power struggle with a little card drafting thrown in.  Featuring four different styles of box art, Abyss requires players to compete for influence on the council of lords.  In order to do this, players must work through a three stage process, first gaining allies, then using them to influence lords, then using the lords to take over sections of the city.  Cards are drafted that allow Tammany Hallplayers to work through these steps, but, beware, once a card’s power is used that ability is closed off forever.

And speaking of corruption and political influence, there’s nearly no greater historical instance of political power plays than New York’s Tammany Hall!  In this backstabby game of underhanded favor buying, players fight to earn the votes of recent immigrants as means of acquiring the mayoral seat.  However, don’t expect to hold on to it for long, as everyone will be at the ready double cross you and take it.Through the Breach Fate Master's Almanac Wyrd RPG

Malifaux, the cult hit steampunky, horror, little bit of everything miniature game, is being converted into a roleplaying system this weekend.  Two core rulebooks, one for players and one for game masters, arrive this weekend.  First up is The Fate Almanac softcover, the essential guidebook for players, containing all the pertinent information about how to create and run a Fated character.  The accompanying rulebook is the Trains Rising SunFatemasters Almanac, the essential guide running a game set in the Malifaux universe.

AEG‘s third gaming release this weekend is an expansion/standalone addition to the Trains board game.  Trains Rising Sun can be incorporated into the original version or played on its own.  Included this edition are three entirely new game boards, one for head-to-head play and two for two to four players.  Legendary Guardians of the Galaxy

Time for everyone to do the whole standing up in a circle thing, because Guardians of the Galaxy is the newest expansion to the Legendary card game.  This expansion adds on character cards for everyone of the Guardians, including Star Lord, Gamorra, Rocket, Drax, and Groot as well as villain decks for the Kree Supreme Intelligence and Thanos!

Oct 172014
 

TMNT Ghostbusters #1Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles / Ghostbusters #1 (of 4)

-Who you going to call?  Heroes in a half-shell!

-With the ongoing Ghostbusters series recently wrapping up, the writer, Erik Burnham, authors this epic crossover.

-Along with Burnham, Dan Schoening, the vibrant, fun artist of the previous Ghostbuster series, also joins in.

-How will the Ghostbusters and Turtles react to each other when the latter is transported into another dimension?  Will they be able to defeat the terrifying ghost that followed them?

D&D Legends of Baldur’s Gate #1Legends of Baldur's Gate Dungeons Dragons D&D

-IDW continues its tradition of publishing quality roleplaying game tie-in comics with this new Dungeons & Dragons series.

-Jim Zub, writer of the Pathfinder comic series, Skullkickers, and Wayward, helms this epic ongoing!

-Decades after the original Baldur’s Gate adventure, a new party of adventurers brave the infamous city!

-MINSC also joins the fray!

Deathstroke #1Deathstroke #1

-Originally launched at the start of the New 52, another ongoing Deathstroke series attempts to do what the previous series couldn’t!

-In it’s favor are the artistic and writing talents of Tony Daniel (Detective Comics, Superman/Wonder Woman), handling both duties on this title.

-Slade Wilson, the legendary assassin known as Deathstroke, has had his memories of a particular kill erased.  With only fragments, Deathstroke must retrace his steps and find out who took his memory.

-If you loved him or loved to hate him on Arrow, check out this new ongoing series.

Arkham Manor #1Arkham Manor

-Spins out of the events chronicled in Batman Eternal!

-With Arkham Asylum destroyed, Bruce Wayne is forced to provide his estate as a temporary holding facility for all of Gotham’s psychopaths.

-In order to solve a string of mysterious murders, Batman must go undercover in the new Arkham Manor.  Will he go insane trying to solve the case?

-Written by Gerry Duggan (Deadpool, Hulk, Nova), who just delivered a great, creepy one-shot story in the pages of Batman #34.

Oct 112014
 

Kill Shakespeare board gameIDW, one of the more popular independent comic book publishers, is getting into the gaming business.  The company released the first two games from it’s new board game line this weekend.

First up is the Kill Shakespeare board game.  Based off of the acclaimed comic book series, Kill Shakespeare is created by the designers behind Yedo.  A semi-cooperative experience, players select specific characters from The Bard’s classic works, including Juliet, Othello, Hamlet, and more.  A resource management game at heart, players bid on resources in order to take back specific realms that have been conquered by Richard III and Lady MacBeth.  Simultaneously, players also must complete their own individual tasks in order to claim victory.

The not-from-IDW game of the week is Lewis and Clark:  The Expedition.  From a first time game designer, this Lewis and Clark the Expeditionhand management game has won and been nominated for a slew of awards over the last year.  The goal of the game is to cross the country and make it to the West coast.  In order to do this, players select members of their exploration party, each with their own abilities, and will collect Native American guides and fur trappers as they cross the country.  To activate resources, players will have to lay down dual-use Machi Korocards, choosing whether to sacrifice a card to use another or wait.  Those who choose poorly may not survive.

The second IDW board game this week is the hotly anticipated Machi Koro.  Both a dice rolling and card placement game, Machi Koro tasks players to build the biggest city in the country.  To do so, players will roll dice to gain buildings, gain income, and steal funds from other players.  Designed with poppy, simplistic artwork and appealing coloring, Machi Koro is a quick play experience for young and 0ld.  If you want to get a better idea of how it plays, check out the video below.