Mar 182016

HyperionHyperion #1

-Marvel‘s version of Superman receives his own ongoing series!

-Hailing from an alternate version of Marvel‘s Earth, Hyperion has been a violent despot, an Avenger, and now a drifter.

-When the series begins, Hyperion has decided to take to the open road, driving a truck around America to discover an Earth he’s never known.

-Fans of Jonathan Hickman’s Avengers run or the current Squadron Supreme series should give this a look.

GI Joe Deviations one shotGI Joe Deviations

-For the month of March, IDW is releasing a series of Deviations one shots that, essentially, act as “What if?” stories for their characters.

-Following on the heels of last week’s Ghostbusters and Transformers one shots, G.I. Joe is out this Wednesday.

-What if Cobra actually won?  What if Cobra Commander ruled the world?  Well, apparently, he’d be really bored.  G.I. Joe Deviations delves into that world, following Cobra Commander as he seeks to rebuild the G.I. Joes just to have someone to fight.

-Deviations has also acted as a showcase for new talent, so Paul Allor (Bravest Warriors, Pathfinder:  Goblins, TMNT), a rising star, will be writing this issue.

The Shadow GlassThe Shadow Glass #1 (of 6)

-Take a chance on a new, exciting miniseries from Dark Horse!

-Coming from Heavy Metal, writer/artist Aly Fell launches this miniseries handling all aspects of its creation.

-Part Shakespeare, part Steampunk, part mysticism, The Shadow Glass will be unlike anything you’ve read this year.

-In a world run by the occult, a young woman discovers that the man she thought to be her father isn’t and that her real dad communes with the devil.  With her life upended, Rose heads out to discover her true origins.

Circuit Breaker #1 (of 5)Circuit Breaker

-Fans of Manga and, specifically, Astro Boy, Circuit Breaker is an Image Comics miniseries to check out.

-Having worked in the industry for decades, working on Batman, X-Men, Deadpool, and nearly any other Marvel or DC property you’ve heard of, Kyle Baker will provide pencils to the entire miniseries.

-Following World War IV, the robot army designed to save the world rebels!  Their inventor designs one last automaton in the image of his granddaughter to save the world.  That is, if she doesn’t rebel like her brothers and sisters!

-Maniacal Chibi mascots, butt-guns, and hidden robot societies await in Circuit Breaker!

Dec 182015

Harley Quinn Femme Fatales PVCHarley Quinn PVC Statue

-A last minute present option for all of those Harley Quinn fans out there!

-Features the costume and design created by Bruce Timm for Batman the Animated Series.

-The statue stands a full nine inches, depicting Harley standing on a defaced Bat-Signal.

-For those who are about pristine quality, the statue comes packaged in a full-art window box.

Last Gang in Town #1 (of 7)Last Gang in Town

-Famed Vertigo author, Simon Oliver, returns to the imprint to launch a new miniseries!

-Oliver previously found success with The Exterminators and, more recently, Federal Bureau of Physics.

-Punk to the core, Last Gang in Town will follow a single London crime organization through various decades.

-Issue one begins in the 1970s as the titular gang attempts to pull off the heist of the century.

Marceline Gone Adrift Adventure Time tpbAdventure Time Marceline Gone Adrift tpb

-A companion series to the Marceline and the Scream Queens miniseries!

-Re-teams the writer and artist from that previous miniseries, Meredith Gran and Carey Pietsch, both of which are veterans of the Adventure Time comic universe!

-Marceline is rampaging around the World of Ooo for mysterious reasons, causing Princess Bubblegum to inadvertently transport her into space without her powers.  In an effort to make it up to her, Bubblegum ventures into space to find Marceline.

-Published by Boom Box!, this miniseries features gorgeous, vibrant artwork, a staple of the company.

Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat #1Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat

-You got to know her on the Jessica Jones Netflix series, now read about her in the Marvel Universe.

-Patsy’s overcome a mountain of obstacles in her time, but nothing compared to the combination of increased media attention while looking for a new job in The Big Apple!

-Fans of Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Ms. Marvel, Hawkeye, and She-Hulk are (almost) legally obligated to pick up issue #1.

-Popular independent writer, Kate Leth (Bravest Warriors, Fionna and Cake, Power Up!) makes her ongoing Marvel debut!

Sep 042015

Bravest Warriors Red Blue DeckLeave the holojohn behind and dive into the new gaming world of Encounters! Bravest Warriors.  A separate game from the previous Bravest Warriors Dice Game, this game is currently structured around two separate decks of cards and dice.  The Blue Deck contains the playable characters of Chris, Wallow, Plum, and Impossibear, while the Red Deck contains Danny, Beth, Catbug, and Jelly Kid.  Take control of these characters to fight off monsters, baddies, and threats of all sorts of varying degrees.Red Tide Penny Arcade

Inspired by the Penny Arcade web comics, Red Tide combines the intensity of global nuclear war and table tennis.  Yes, you read that right.  Featuring a thrilling combination of card play and dice rolling, Red Tide contains two full sixty card decks ready for head-to-head action.  Also included is The Card Game of Ozthe Escalation Index:  a special eight card deck that administrates each perilous volley.

In The Card Game of Oz, you, as an “author,” get to rewrite the epic stories in new and imaginative ways.  This game utilizes the innovative storyline game system which creates new, strategic, challenging, and fun adventures throughout the Land of Oz.  Your characters will visit the wondrous locations, meet interesting characters, and face a multitude of dangers, all straight out of the original Oz books.A Duel Betwixt Us

I say, sir or madame, have at me!  A Duel Betwixt Us is a two player card game designed to test your manly worth through the ancient and sacred art of violence.  Select a duelist, purchase offensive item cards (like fish, hammers, axes, or maces ), gather defensive cards, and begin settling the question of who the finder Chaos and Alchemyspecimen of man (or woman!) truly is!

Test your luck and alchemy skills in the dice and card based Chaos and Alchemy.  Players will conduct experiments by rolling dice against the luck of the Fortune Dice, which will decide if your experiments are a success or not.  If successful, players will draw or play cards that allow them to construct laboratories, heap misfortune upon opponents, and enact actions to counteract the mounting chaos generated by the game.Vici

Vici is a two player game of strategy and tactics.  Players take on the personas of military generals, leading their battle-hardened men on an ancient battlefield.  Under each general’s command is an army of varying strengths and abilities.  By mastering their legion’s power and judiciously maneurvering their soldiers down the field, the stronger general will Karnagannihilate their enemy’s camp.

Evil hordes of demons and monsters threaten the Earth from the sunken city in Karnag.  Players control druids who are battling against the rising armies of creatures by erecting energy shields and capturing creatures to obtain victory points.  But be careful, the energy it takes to perform these actions is finite, so players will need to create potions to refuel their power bars.  Gameplay is broken up into rounds, with six stages to each round.  12 Realms

A league of famous folktale and fantasy characters, such as Red Riding Hood, Snow White, and D’Artagnan, join forces in the new 12 Realms miniature board game!  Each player controls one of these characters (each represented by a detailed miniature) in order to defeat the Lords of Darkness.  A cooperative experience, players ban together to defeat the bad guys and traverse the various realms of the game to do so.  Each realm contains unique creatures and threats, so be prepared for whatever realm your group Legendary Encounters Predatordecides to attack.

Don’t forget to watch for the telltale shimmer of the Predator in the new Legendary Encounters base game.  Like the Alien Legendary deck building game, this Encounters expansion plays as a semi-cooperative experience where players control both predators and human strike teams as they work through the events of both Predator and Predator 2.  Using the mechanics of previous Legendary deck building games, this version will pit players against characters and creatures from the film universe.

Jul 172015

Power Up #1Power Up #1 (of 6)

-Have you missed on the ebullient fun that is Lumberjanes (Eisner winner!) and Giant Days?  Don’t miss out again!

-Boom! Studios mainstay, Kate Leth, will be writing the series, bringing to bare her previous experience on Adventure Time Fionna and Cake, Bravest Warriors, and Edward Scissorhands.

-Prophecies in most narratives revolve around epic heroes and legendary heroines.  Power Up is not that story.

-Instead, the heroes of prophecy are an apathetic woman in her late twenties, a past-his-prime athlete, a mother of two, and a goldfish.  Yes, you read that last one right.

Wolf #1Wolf #1

-Ales Kot is gaining a reputation as the Hunter S. Thompson of comics, writing some of the most psychedelic, trippy series in recent years.

-Now, Kot launches Wolf, an ongoing detective/crime story from Image Comics!

-But unlike your Chinatowns and Maltese Falcons, Wolf will have hints of the supernatural, akin to True Detective or the Dresden Files.

-Fair warning, there may also be a fair share of Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice, for those that are so inclined.

JLA Gods and Monsters BatmanJLA Gods and Monsters Batman #1

-Leading up to the release DC‘s newest animated movie, this series of one-shots will detail the alternate reality versions of Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman.

-Bruce Timm, co-creator of Batman the Animated Series, is overseeing and writing all of these one-shots.

-Each of these one-shots will feature a done-in-one story about the origins of these drastically altered characters.

-In the Batman issue, readers will find out how Kirk Langstrom, not Bruce Wayne, became the vampire Batman of this world!

Cyborg #1Cyborg #1

-Vic Stone, a founding member of the New 52 Justice League, finally receives his own ongoing series!

-Cyborg has received upgrades before, but, at the beginning of this series, he’s receives a complete overhaul!

-Writer David Walker introduces a slew of new villains for Cyborg to battle, including the Technosapiens, an alien race that want to devour Vic’s own tech.

-Bringing of this insanity to life is one of DC‘s best house artists, Ivan Reis (Blackest Night, Justice League, Green Lantern).

Jun 122015

Battlelore Warband of Scorn Hernfar Guardians Army PackNew Game Stuff tonight will (mostly) be brought to you by the Origins gaming convention.

Bring a legendary force of arms and ancient magic to your BattleLore:  Second Edition game with the Hernfar Guardians army box.  This expansion introduces four new units and five new scenario cards to add excitement to your battles as well as thirty-four miniatures!  Also out is the Warband of Scorn army box expansion, containing four new units, five new scenario cards, and thirty-seven miniatures.Run Fight Die Expansion Pack 3 New Co-Op Play

Run Fight or Die gains three expansions this weekend!  First up is the 5/6 Player Expansion which includes extra zombies and character boards to allow for other players to jump in on the action.  The Zombie Horde Expansion adds forty-five new zombies to the base game including brutes, crawlers, and runners.  Finally, there is Noir Detective Mystery Game Black Box EditionExpansion Pack 3, which was previously only available on Kickstarter, is now on the shelves.  It contains two new decks that allow players to coordinate attacks.

Think you can out detective Humphrey Bogart?  Find out in Noir:  Detective Mystery Game, a deluxe who-dunnit murder mystery game that pits players against various scenarios that ask them to solve the complicated, complex homicides of citizens in the Big City.  This Black Box Edition of the game contains six extra game modes and fifty suspects to expand your gaming experience.Bravest Warriors Dice Game

The Bravest Warriors Co-Operative Dice Game positions players as one of the four core cast members or sidekicks of the popular web series.  You will have to unite, rolling dice and coordinating actions, to beat the clock and accumulate enough victory Bring Out Yer Deadpoints to claim the W.  Cryptozoic has not skimped on design elements, incorporating artwork directly from the show’s creators!

In Bring Out Yer Dead, the head of your family is dead.  The will has been read, and you’re last on the list.  The only way for you to get your share is for your family to find their final resting places in the most exclusive cemetery in the city.  Problem is, you’ll be competing with other wealthy families from around town.  If you don’t play your hand right and depositBoss Monster 2 The Next Level your family’s corpses in the right graves, you’ll end up a pauper.

Time to level up!  Long awaited, Boss Monster 2:  The Next Level is out this weekend and includes twelve all-new bosses, new trap and monster rooms, spells, and over 160 additional cards.  Play it as a standalone or as an expansion for the original!