Apr 292016
 

Dice City All That GlittersNo one turns down gold, even in the imaginary city of Rolldovia.  Dice City:  All That Glitters is the first expansion for the town building, dice rolling game from AEG.  In All That Glitters players gain the resource of gold, provided by twelve gold tokens.  As well, the expansion contains forty-eight additional cards that all players to use the gold to strike deals, spruce up pre-existing buildings, and have the option of constructing new types of buildings.

Another in the Lost Legacy series of card games, The Werewolf and the Undying Lost Legacy Fourth Chronicle The Werewolf and Undying HeartHeart is the newest stand-alone addition to the game.  Like the other sets, The Werewolf and the Undying Heart can be played independently of the other expansions.  Each deck in this set can also be played solo or combined with each other, depending on the player’s preference.  For two to six players and only lasting ten minutes a round, Lost Legacy is one of the easiest to learn, quickest to play card games on the market.

Munchkin Playmat Spyke Gets SuckeredSteve Jackson Games is nothing if not committed to bringing players every possible iteration on products related to Munchkin.  With that in mind, the Munchkin Playmat drops this weekend.  A valuable tool to help organize any game of Munchkin (and if you’ve played you know all of those cards can get unwieldy), the Munchkin Playmat designates spaces for class, headgear, race, unequipped items, and many other card types in the game.  These spots along with a level gauge help to keep players’ multitude of cards ordered and organized.Epic Card Game Tyrants

In the vein of White Wizard Games other popular deck-based card game, Star Realms, the Epic card game receives four booster pack expansions this weekend.  Epic Tyrants is made up of four booster pack expansions that contribute thirteen new cards to the game, each themed around a Tyrant character.  The four options are Draka’s Rage, Helion’s Deceit, Raxxa’s Doctor PanicRevenge, and Markus’ Command.

You’ve heard of the classic board game Operation.  Well, Doctor Panic is the next generation relative of that game, a blend of app-based, cooperative, and time trial.  Made for families of all-ages, Doctor Panic plays in only twelve minutes!  Yes, you and your other players have twelve minutes to complete a variety of medical procedures and clean-up activities.  Download the free Doctor Panic app and incorporate it into the game as well.Adroid Mainframe

Over the last few years, Fantasy Flight has grown a variety of games around their elaborate, cyberpunk universe of Android.  A spin-off of the popular Netrunner series, Android Mainframe is a completely different take on that universe and game mechanics intended for two to four players.  A placement game at it’s heart, Android Mainframe has players assuming the role of a Runner and using various character tiles, linking rods, and various cards to attempt to gain control of various evil corporations’ computer systems by “hacking in.”

Apr 292016
 

Cinema PurgatorioCinema Purgatorio #1

-We’ve said it before but it’s no less true now, when Alan Moore (Watchmen, V for Vendetta, Batman:  The Killing Joke) launches a new project it’s worth reading.

-An anthology series at it’s heart, Cinema Purgatorio not only features a continual story from Alan Moore, but also from some of the industry’s top creative talent.

-The murderer’s row of writers on the series includes Garth Ennis (Preacher), Max Brooks (World War Z), Kieron Gillen (Darth Vader), and Christos Gage (Crossed:  Badlands).

-Alan Moore will also be re-teaming with Kevon O’Neil on this series, the artist that has worked with him on every League of Extraordinary Gentlemen story.

3 Floyds Alpha King #1 (of 5)3 Floyds Alpha King

-Originally slated to come out through Heavy Metal Magazine, 3 Floyds Alpha King is now an Image Comics property!

-Written by Brian Azzarello (Dark Knight III, Wonder Woman, 100 Bullets), this miniseries is guaranteed to be unusual in all the right ways.

-Azzarello is joined by one of the industry’s most respected veteran artists, Simon Bisley!

-When a couple of suburban bros create a home brew so astounding, an otherworldly king crosses dimensions to posses it.  Things don’t go well.

Renato Jones One PercentRenato Jones:  The One Percent #1

-A modern day Robin Hood tale, but with far more cursing, violence, and debauchery.

-This new Image series will be written, drawn, colored, and completely overseen by Kaare Andrews (Iron Fist the Living Weapon, Spider-Man Reign).

-In a world where the rich have devoured an even greater amount of the public’s gross economy, Renato Jones is the hero who will make them pay.

-Expect crude, raunchy, and gruesome on the level of Kick-Ass!

The Punisher #1Punisher All New All Different

-A new era of The Punisher begins fresh off the heels of his successful appearance in the Daredevil Netflix series.

-New and old combine on creative duties as up-and-coming writer Becky Cloonan (Southern Cross, Gotham Academy), and veteran artist Steve Dillon (Preacher, Punisher) join forces.

-Frank goes on the road with this storyline, heading out on the hunt for a villain that causes him an emotional distress he hasn’t felt since his family died.

-The hunter becomes the hunted, however, as a dangerous gun-for-hire is sent after Frank.

Apr 222016
 

Doctor Strange The Last Days of MagicDoctor Strange:  The Last Days of Magic #1

-Spins out of the events occurring in the main Doctor Strange series!

-Led by Jason Aaron, this anthology one shot features a variety of writers and artists telling tales about the upending of magic in the Marvel Universe.

-In addition to a story about Wong sacrificing for his friend’s survival, there will also be tales about Brother Voodoo and a completely new Marvel character!

-If you’ve been reading the main Doctor Stranger series, this one shot is a must!

Aliens:  Defiance #1Aliens Defiance

-Only a few years away from the continuation of the Aliens universe films, Dark Horse is preparing with a new ongoing series.

-Popular writer, Brian Wood (Black Road, X-Men, Moon Knight), tries his hand at the property.

-Wood will be returning to the claustrophobic horror of the original Alien with the series, but blending in elements of mystery.

-Zula Hendricks, a member of the Ultra Marines, is accompanying a freighter of androids and other materials across the stars when she’s sent on a journey to discover the source of a wayward Xenomorph on her ship.

The Fourth PlanetThe Fourth Planet #1

-Okay, we’re going to be honest.  We ordered this series without any knowledge of the creators or plot, it simply looked like a great read.

-Help us out and the creators out by giving this new, exciting, indy comic a try.

-When a group of refugees crash their stolen warship into a planet entrenched in their own battle, they must take sides or be destroyed.

-From all accounts, fans of classic Sci-Fi, like Warlords of Mars or War of the Worlds, as well as those of current series like Descender, East of West, and Prophet, should give The Fourth Planet a look.

4 Kids Walk Into a Bank #14 Kids Walk Into a Bank

-After making his name on the Black Mask series We Can Never Go Home, Matthew Rosenberg has become a must-read writer in the industry.

-4 Kids Walk Into a Bank is his follow-up series to We Can Never Go Home, promising many of the same pleasures.

-A master of snappy, youthful dialog, Rosenberg has built this series around a close-knit group of tweens getting up to some very bad business.

-While playing in their weekly D&D game, the stars of the series find out that one of their group’s fathers is being asked to pull a bank robbery.  Problem is, those asking are destined to screw it up and get him thrown in jail.  Thus, the group has no other option than to pull the heist themselves.

Apr 202016
 

Shipping on April 27th

COMICS

4 KIDS WALK INTO A BANK #1 (MR)
A YEAR OF MARVELS AMAZING
ALIENS DEFIANCE #1
ALL NEW WOLVERINE #7
ALL NEW X-MEN #7
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #11
ANGELA QUEEN OF HEL #7
AVENGERS STANDOFF ASSAULT ON PLEASANT HILL OMEGA #1
AVENGERS STANDOFF ASSAULT PLEASANT ALPHA #1 CONN VAR
BATGIRL #51
BATMAN #51
BATMAN #51 ROMITA VAR ED
BATMAN 66 MEETS THE MAN FROM UNCLE #5 (OF 6)
BILL & TED GO TO HELL #3
BLACK CANARY #11
CARNAGE #7
CIRCUIT BREAKER #2 (OF 5)
CONAN THE AVENGER #25
CREEPY COMICS #23
CRY HAVOC #2 CVR B STAPLES (MR)
CRY HAVOC #3 CVR A KELLY & PRICE (MR)
CYBORG #10
DAREDEVIL #6
DARK KNIGHT III MASTER RACE #4 (OF 8
DARK KNIGHT III MASTER RACE #4 (OF 8 ALBUQUERQUE
DARK KNIGHT III MASTER RACE #4 (OF 8 JANSON VAR
DARK KNIGHT III MASTER RACE #4 (OF 8 POPE VAR
DEATHSTROKE #17
DEATHSTROKE #17 ROMITA VAR ED
DOCTOR STRANGE #7
DOCTOR STRANGE LAST DAYS OF MAGIC #1
DOCTOR STRANGE LAST DAYS OF MAGIC #1 DAVIS VAR
DOCTOR WHO 4TH #1 (OF 5)
DRAX #6
EVIL DEAD 2 CRADLE OF THE DAMNED #3
FAITH #4 (OF 4)
FOUR EYES HEARTS OF FIRE #4 (OF 4)
FOURTH PLANET #1
GFT RED AGENT #4 (OF 5)
GFT SATANS HOLLOW #2 (OF 5)
GHOSTBUSTERS INTERNATIONAL #4 (OF 4)
GRAYSON #19
GRAYSON #19 ROMITA VAR ED
GUIDE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIV IRON MAN THOR DARK WORLD
HARLEY QUINN #27
HARLEY QUINN #27 CONNER VAR ED
HARLEY QUINN #27 ROMITA VAR ED
HELLBOY & BPRD 1953 BEYOND THE FENCES #3
IMAGE PLUS #1 EXTRAS (WALKING DEAD HERES NEGAN PT 1
IMPERIUM #15
INJECTION #9
INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR FIVE #7
INSEXTS #5 (MR)
INTERNATIONAL IRON MAN #2
JUSTICE LEAGUE #49
JUSTICE LEAGUE 3001 #11
LOW #13 (MR)
MARS ATTACKS OCCUPATION #2 (OF 5)
MARS ATTACKS OCCUPATION #2 (OF 5) VAR
MARS ATTACKS OCCUPATION #2 (OF 5) SUBSCRIPTION VAR
MARVEL UNIVERSE ULT SPIDER-MAN CONTEST CHAMPIONS #2
MICRONAUTS #1
MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #6
MS MARVEL #6
MUNCHKIN #16
MYTHIC #8 (MR)
OLD MAN LOGAN #5
OMEGA MEN #11
OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #18 (MR)
OVER GARDEN WALL ONGOING #1
PATHFINDER HOLLOW MOUNTAIN #6 (OF 6)
PATSY WALKER AKA HELLCAT #5
POSTAL #12 (MR)
RICK & MORTY #13
SAGA #36 (MR)
SECRET SIX #13
SEX #27 (MR)
SEX CRIMINALS #15 (MR)
SINESTRO #22
SINESTRO #22 ROMITA VAR ED
SONIC UNIVERSE #84
SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #3 MCGUINNESS 2ND PTG
SPIDER-WOMAN #6 SWO
SPIDER-WOMAN #6 CAMPBELL CONNECTING D VAR SWO
SPIDEY #5
SQUADRON SUPREME #6
STAR WARS #18
STAR WARS #18 CHRISTOPHER ACTION FIGURE VAR
STAR-LORD #6
STRANGE FRUIT #3
STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE #1
STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE #1 VAR
STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE #1 SUBSCRIPTION VAR
STREET FIGHTER X GI JOE #3 (OF 6)
STREET FIGHTER X GI JOE #3 (OF 6) VAR
STREET FIGHTER X GI JOE #3 (OF 6) SUBSCRIPTION VAR
SUICIDE SQUAD MOST WANTED DEADSHOT KATANA #4
SUICIDERS KING OF HELLA #2 (OF 6) (MR)
SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #28
SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #28 ROMITA VAR ED
TEEN TITANS #19
TEEN TITANS #19 ROMITA VAR ED
TMNT ONGOING #57
TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE #52
TRANSFORMERS SINS OF WRECKERS #4 (OF 5)
ULTIMATES #6
UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #7
UNCANNY AVENGERS #4 STEGMAN 2ND PTG VAR
UNCANNY X-MEN #3 LAND 2ND PTG
UNCANNY X-MEN #4 LAND 2ND PTG
UNCANNY X-MEN #6 AW
VELVET #14 (MR)
VENOM SPACE KNIGHT #6
WE ARE ROBIN #11
WRAITHBORN #3 (OF 6)
X-FILES (2016) #1
X-MEN WORST X-MAN EVER #3 (OF 5)

TPBs & HCs

ASTONISHING ANT-MAN TP VOL 01 EVERYBODY LOVES TEAM
BLACK MAGICK TP VOL 01 AWAKENING PART ONE (MR)
CARNAGE TP VOL 01 ONE THAT GOT AWAY
DC COMICS DARK HORSE ALIENS TP
DOCTOR STRANGE PREM HC VOL 01 WAY OF WEIRD
ELFQUEST FINAL QUEST TP VOL 02
EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN TP VOL 01 X-HAVEN
FACTS IN CASE OF DEPARTURE OF MISS FINCH HC
HE MAN THE ETERNITY WAR TP VOL 02
LADY MECHANIKA TP VOL 02 TABLET OF DESTINIES
LAST DRAGON TP
MARSHALS HC (MR)
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC TP VOL 09
PUNISHER BORN TP NEW PTG (MR)
RICK & MORTY TP VOL 02
SECRET WARS HC
SPIDER-MAN 2099 TP VOL 03 SMACK TO FUTURE
SUPERMAN VS MUHAMMAD ALI DELUXE HC
WET MOON GN VOL 01 FEEBLE WANDERINGS NEW ED
WONDER WOMAN EARTH ONE HC VOL 01
WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR TP VOL 01 RISEN
X-MEN AGE OF APOCALYPSE TP TWILIGHT

OTHER STUFF

PREVIEWS #332 MAY 2016

 Posted by at 1:22 pm
Apr 152016
 

Chez Geek Spring BreakFor those layabouts still building up slack in the world of Chez Geek, Steve Jackson Games has another way for players to continue to be lazy.  The Chez Geek Spring Break expansion can be added to the base game in the form of forty entirely new cards, all themed around traveling for the Spring Break holiday.  In addition to those cards, the expansion also contains Event Cards, which are an entirely new element that changes up gameplay.Crossover Crisis Deck Building Game

Cryptozoic has built up quite an empire of property-based deck building games, including DC, The Lord of the Rings, and Street Fighter.  Well, this weekend they add another conquest to that list with the Crossover Crisis Deck Building Game.  In this version of the game, players are controlling and building decks around popular Cartoon Network shows, like Dexter’s Laboratory, Regular Show, Samurai Jack, and Adventure Time.  As always, this version of the game is completely compatible with other Cryptozoic deck builders, so if you want you can have Finn face off with Superman while Frodo waits in the wings.

Rory's Story CubesSay you’re writing your first novel.  Or game mastering an RPG for your buddies.  Or maybe just killing time with friends around a campfire.  No matter the case, Rory’s Story Cubes are designed to randomly generate story ideas and elements to help fire the imagination.  Out this weekend are six mini-expansion packs for the series, each with three dice featuring a single theme.  For example, the Enchanted box features story elements related to fairytales and fantasy while the Clues box is all mystery related.Talisman Cataclysm

A new big box expansion for the popular dungeon crawl board game, Talisman, drops this weekend.  Talisman The Cataclysm introduces an entirely new main board to replace the one found in the base game.  In addition to the replacement game board, the expansion also contains over 150 extra cards and miniatures that Munchkin Marvelintroduce five original characters into the game, including ones inspired by Viking and Indian mythology.

Marvel is in the air as Captain America:  Civil War is on the horizon.  Understanding their fan base, Steve Jackson has made another coup by acquiring the rights to Marvel‘s popular line of characters in order to release Munchkin Marvel.  A new base game for the popular series, Munchkin Marvel uses the same mechanics from the other Munchkin games, but applies the heroes and villains of Marvel to them.  You’ll still be fighting monsters and acquiring treasures, but now those monsters will be Thanos, The Red Skull, and the like while you’ll be using Mjolnir or Cap’s shield to take them down.