Sep 122014
 

Superman Wonder Woman Future's End #1Future’s End Week 3

-DC’s 5 Year Later theme month continues into its third week!

-The 3D covers have been vanishing quickly, so remember to get in early!

-Out this week are:  Batman & Robin, Batman/Superman, Batwoman, Green Lantern New Guardians, Justice League

-…Red Hood and the Outlaws, Supergirl, Superman/Wonder Woman, New Teen Titans, Pandora, and Wonder Woman.

Purgatori #1Purgatori #1

-With Dynamite‘s Chaos event over, a new spin-off series is here!

-Locked up in hell, Purgatori must outwit the devil or face insanity.

-Vampires and demons collide in one of Dynamite‘s most risque series and characters.

-All of Pulp’s copies will also feature a cover by local artist, Kyle Strahm (Spread)!

Jim Henson's Storyteller WitchesJim Henson’s The Storyteller Witches #1

-BOOM! Studios continues it’s loving appreciation of Jim Henson’s works with this anthology miniseries.

-This year BOOM! has altered their image to become one of the most art appreciative companies out there, and this miniseries continues that tradition.

-Each of the issues will be written and illustrated by a different writer/artist, with each of them providing their interpretation of classic fairy tales and legends from across the world.

-This first issue tells the tale of a young princess who ventures into the forest after her kidnapped brother only to encounter the powerful Lord of the Forest.

George Perez’s Sirens #1George Perez's Sirens

-Comic book legend George Perez, artist of the most beloved Teen Titans run of all time and Crisis on Infinite Earths, returns to write and illustrate a new miniseries!

-Perez’s hyper-detailed panel compositions fill this six issue miniseries to the brim!

-The Sirens are an original creation of Perez’s, allowing him to explore new dynamics, plots, and the possibility that no one is safe.

-When the galaxy is threatened, the infamous Sirens must come out of retirement to stop it.  But how will they do that when they don’t remember who each other is and when the whole universe has been tricked into hating them?

Sep 052014
 

Annihilator #1Annihilator #1 (of 6)

-One of comics’ most unusual minds, Grant Morrison, crafts this six issue, prestige miniseries!

-Joining Morrison on art duties is the incomparable Frazer Irving (of Batman and Robin, Xombi, and Uncanny X-Men)

-A down-on-his-luck screenwriter is at the end of his rope with nowhere to turn but the fictional characters he’s created.

-Working alongside his most famous creation, Max Nomax, Ray Spass ventures around the universe, attempting to save the whole dang thing!

Edge of Spider-Verse #1 (0f 5)Edge of Spider-Verse #1

-The lead-up to the most incredible Spider-Man event of the last ten years!

-Each issue will feature a different writer/artist team, as well as a different, alternate reality Spider-Man.

-This first issue features the cult favorite Spider-Man Noir in his crime-infested home planet.

-Other issues will feature a Gwen Stacy Spider-Woman, a giant, robot Spider-Man, and more!

Prometheus Fire and Stone #1Prometheus Fire and Stone #1 

-The beginning of Dark Horse‘s epic Alien crossover event!

-This series follows directly after the conclusion of the film!

-Paul Tobin, writer of Colder, knows a thing or two about crafting horror on the comic page, so this series should be rather chilling.

-An Alien, Aliens, and Predator series will follow shortly!

Copperhead #1Copperhead #1

-A cop procedural…that’s a Western…set in space!

-A single mother cop gets assigned as the new sheriff of a backwater, mining town, Copperhead.

-Another Image Comics first issue that is sure to generate great reviews and after-market value!

-Issue #1 is oversized!

Aug 222014
 

Avengers Undercover v.1 tpbAvengers Undercover v.1 tpb

-If you’ve been reading Avengers Arena in trade, then this volume continues the story.

-Local writer, Dennis Hopeless, has been crafting one of the most tense, character-driven Marvel books on the stands and this is it!

-After surviving in a fight-to-the-death scenario, a group of Marvel‘s youngest heroes are shaken and traumatized.  But they know one thing, they want deadly revenge on the man who made them hurt their friends.

-Blending drama and comedy, Hopeless finds a tone that lands somewhere between a John Hughes movie and Wanted.

Sundowners #1Sundowners #1

-Tim Seeley, writer of Hack/Slash, 30 Days of Night, and Grayson, brings a new take on the superhero to Dark Horse.

-Another series in Dark Horse recent deconstructionist kick that has included Buzzkill, Furious, and Bloodhound.

-Being a superhero doesn’t mean that you don’t have doubts and insecurities.  The Sundowners are a group of disillusioned heroes who attend self-help meetings each week, some because they may be imagining every villain they’ve ever fought.

-Jim Terr, previously of The Crow:  Skinning the Wolves, brings his minimalist, Francesco Francavilla-esque style to a darker toned series.

Bob's Burgers #1Bob’s Burgers #1

-Cheat on Jimmy Pesto’s and pick up a greasy, juice first issue of Bob’s Burgers, the comic!

-Though the dulcet tones of H. Jon Benjamin’s voice don’t accompany this series, you will hear them in your head as you read through the raunchy humor of the issue.

-Dynamite continues its trend of releasing property comics that sound and feel like the original source material.

-Each issue contains five, short regular features, including Tina’s Erotic Friend Fiction.  Oh, yeeeeeaaaaaaah.

Pop #1 Pop #1

-Receiving ample buzz as a series to watch for, Pop is an absurdest take on celebrity and media in a modern culture.

-A stylistic experience on par with other surreal series, like Zero and Translucid, Pop plays with the comic format for narrative purposes.

-The high concept of the series is that celebrities are literally grown from scratch to serve the public’s demands and fixations.

-What if, in this alternate future, one of these manufactured celebrities escaped?  What then?

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!

Jul 262014
 

It Binds All Things Star Wars LCGTonight’s New Game Stuff is gonna begin with a little list action, because Fantasy Flight drop new Netrunner Upstalk Data Packexpansion packs for nearly every Living Card Game line they publish.

So, *deep breath*, there is the It Binds All Things Force Pack for the Star Wars LCG, there is The Three Trials Lord of the Rings LCGthe Upstalk Data Pack for Netrunner, there is The Prize of the North Chapter Pack for the A Game of Thrones LCG, and The Three Trials for the Lord of the Rings LCG, all of A Game of Thrones LCG The Prize of the Northwhich contain sixty new cards.

The popular and creatively named train game, Trains, gains its first pack map this weekend.  Map Pack 1 (wow, who is naming these things?) contains a double-sided board, with one side featuring Germany and the other the Northeastern section of the United States.  These now allow players to expand their railways into Trains Map Pack 1other countries.

Rio Grande Games also expands the clauses and addendums to the Last Will board game with the Getting Sacked expansion.  Adding more obstacles to the already difficult process of attaining your late Uncle’s fortune, Getting Sacked requires players Last Will Getting Sackedto find a way to lose their job as well as find a good, honest, money spending wife.  Each expansion option is included in this one set, but you will need the base game to begin.

They may not run as smoothly as race cars, they may not take turns as well, and they may poop on the track, but elephants will get you where you need to go.  Formula E is a variation on the Formula Epopular Formula D racing game, but featuring pachyderms instead of cars.  Players will lay down movement, obstacle, and other types of cards in order to move their ride around the track, blocking out other players in order to get ahead.

With a rules update comes a new version of the Warhammer 40K starter set. Dark Vengeance Warhammer 40K starter This weekend the Dark Vengeance starter box is out again, but with some updates.  Still included are the templates, dice, and full armies for Space Marines and Chaos Space Marines, along with a condensed rulebook, but now with updates for the new rule set.  The unique figure for this set, however, is Vrosh Tattersoul, and entirely new miniature for the Chaos Space Marines faction.