Sep 232011
 

If it’s Comic List Highlights and it’s Pulp Fiction, then it’s time for your New 52 Update.  In the New 52 Update we, the comicly nerdy, employees of Pulp Fiction tell you, the hungry for information, customers which DC Relaunch books ship this week with a one word description of each.  Last week of this, by the by.  DC decided to end with some wordy titles.  Fury of Firestorm, the Nuclear Man?  Really?

*All-Star Western – Howdy  *Aquaman – Seahorse

*Batman The Dark Knight – Gritty  *Blackhawks – Leather  *Flash – Speeding

*Fury of Firestorm, the Nuclear Man – Hothead

*Green Lantern New Guardians – Rayner  *I, Vampire – Non-sparkle

*Justice League Dark – Constantine  *Savage Hawkman – Mace

*Superman – Bachelor  *Teen Titans – GO!  *Voodoo – Hoodoo

Sure, sure, DC had its whole relaunch thing going on this month, but the real news is that Dennis Hopeless and Kevin Mellon’s long awaited Lovestruck graphic novel is finally shipping!  Some of you out there probably know that Dennis used to work at Pulp Fiction, back in the day, and Kevin has been a frequent customer since the paint was still drying.  Since that point, the two of them have refined their craft to a science and are steadily rising up the ranks at Marvel and Image, respectively.  If you want to be in on the ground floor of a book that will become a collector’s item in the future, in the same way that Five Fists of Science did, pay attention to Lovestruck.  What other book will you ever read that has a bunch of battling, punk cupids.  Oh, and the Ramones are literal gods in the book.

If debauchery and rock n’ roll isn’t your thing (or you don’t think your kids would cope well with all that insanity), then DC is there for you.  Launching a string of kid-friendly books in the vein of Tiny Titans (same artist, too), DC is covering all their bases this month.  This line of books is called DC Super-Pets and stars all the animal counterparts of DC‘s most popular heroes.  For instance, Powerful Pooches with Ace the Bathound and Krypto the Superdog.  Or Fastest Pet on Earth with Wonder Woman’s pet kangaroo.  If you’re trying to teach your child how to read, get them into comics, or to get something fun to read to them at bedtime, the DC Super-Pets books are a perfect option.

Ending with an oldie, but a greatie tonight.  Even though this collection has already been released a couple years ago in a hardcover edition, it’s such a milestone of comic writing and DC history that a softcover release of it (especially when the hardcover isn’t being printed anymore) is worth noting.  This hallowed book is known as the JLA by much respect writer Grant Morrison.  During Morrison’s JLA run, every one of the main seven characters (Aquaman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash, Martian Manhunter, and Superman) gets a defining moment and a clean, concise portrayal.  So, basically, what I’m saying here is that this is perfect starter book to learn about all the DC Big Guns.  Quite the fitting companion piece to all the relaunch books currently shipping.

Sep 172010
 

Let’s start with the A’s and move down, shall we.

Ascension, being a forward thinking company, today released a storage box kit that comes complete with 200 card sleeves.  Dominion take note.

Next on the hit parade are a couple of sweet RPG goodies from Warhammer.

Again, the key word is hefty.

The Deathwatch RPG main book arrived.  It is hefty,hefty, hefty.

Mmm, cardboard.

To go along with it, a Game Master’s Tool Kit.  Included in it is a game master’s screen, filled with all the facts, figures, and fun stuff the GM is gonna need, as well as a 32-page booklet a pre-built adventure, a bunch o’ NPCs, and an expanded mission generation system.

The name says it all.

On a lighter note, we also received a card game about flinging feces.  Not surprisingly, it’s called Poo.  I would imagine if you’re a fan of games like Fluxx, Gloom, or Munchkin, you’re probably gonna like this game, too.

Oddly, I'm in the mood for a Klondike bar.

Ticket to Ride: Nordic Countries is also back in stock.  It plays like the other Ticket to Ride games but has the player traveling through Denmark,Finland, Norway and Sweden.

On top of all that, we also got restocked on Magic sleeves.  We’ve got numerous colors in Mat, Metalic, and Super.  Outside of the Super Sleeve variety, we also got some art backed sleeves and some clear sleeves.

Whoo, I’m outta…whatever you run out of when you’re typing on a computer.

Sep 102010
 
Shipping on September 15th

Comics

1 FOR DOLLAR SERENITY THOSE LEFT BEHIND
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #643
ARCHIE #613
ASTONISHING SPIDER-MAN WOLVERINE #3 (OF 5)
AVENGERS & INFINITY GAUNTLET #2 (OF 4)
AVP THREE WORLD WAR #6 (OF 6)
AZRAEL #12
BATMAN BEYOND #4 (OF 6)
BIRDS OF PREY #5
BOYS HIGHLAND LADDIE #2 (OF 6)
BRIGHTEST DAY #10
BULLETPROOF COFFIN #4 (OF 6)
CAPTAIN AMERICA PATRIOT #1 (OF 4)
CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #51
COWBOY NINJA VIKING #9
DC UNIVERSE LEGACIES #5 (OF 10)
DEADPOOL #27
DMZ #57
DV8 GODS AND MONSTERS #6 (OF 8
GI JOE COBRA II #8
GOD OF WAR #4 (OF 6)
GREEN LANTERN EMERALD WARRIORS #2
HACK SLASH MY FIRST MANIAC #4 (OF 4)
HALO FALL OF REACH BOOT CAMP #1 (OF 4)
HELLBLAZER #271
HEROIC AGE ONE MONTH TO LIVE #3 (OF 5)
HEROIC AGE SUPER HEROES #1
IDES OF BLOOD #2 (OF 6)
IMAGE FIRSTS WANTED #1
INCREDIBLE HULKS #613
INCREDIBLE HULKS ENIGMA FORCE #1 (OF 3)
JOE THE BARBARIAN #7 (OF 8
JURASSIC PARK REDEMPTION #3
JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA SPECIAL #1
MARVEL UNIVERSE VS PUNISHER #4 (OF 4)
MORNING GLORIES #1 3RD PTG
MORNING GLORIES #2
MYSTERY SOCIETY #3
NEW MUTANTS #17
NORTHLANDERS #32
OUR FIGHTING FORCES #1
RAWHIDE KID #4 (OF 4)
RED FRANK SPECIAL #1
RED JOE SPECIAL #1
RED MARVIN SPECIAL #1
RED VICTORIA SPECIAL #1
SHADOWLAND GHOST RIDER #1
SHADOWLAND POWER MAN #2 (OF 4)
SIMPSONS COMICS #170
SIXTH GUN #1 REG ED
SIXTH GUN #2
SPIDER-MAN FANTASTIC FOUR #3 (OF 4)
STEVE ROGERS SUPER-SOLDIER #3 (OF 4)
SUPER HERO SQUAD #9
SUPER HEROES #6
THOR FIRST THUNDER #1 (OF 5)
THOR FOR ASGARD #2 (OF 6)
THUNDERBOLTS #148
TIME BOMB #2 (OF 3)
TINY TITANS #32
TRANSFORMERS ONGOING #11
TRUE BLOOD #3
UNWRITTEN #17
WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #12
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BARON VON SHOCK #3
X-23 #1
X-FACTOR #209
X-FILES 30 DAYS OF NIGHT #3 (OF 6)
ZATANNA #5

TPBs

BERSERK TP VOL 34
DEADPOOL MERC WITH A MOUTH HC HEAD TRIP
HACK SLASH OMNIBUS TP VOL 01
HACK SLASH OMNIBUS TP VOL 02
HALO UPRISING TP
SECRET WARRIORS TP VOL 02
SPIDER-MAN GAUNTLET PREM HC VOL 05 LIZARD
STAR WARS KNIGHTS O/T OLD REPUBLIC TP VOL 02 FLASH
SUPERNATURAL BEGINNINGS END TP
ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 01
VENGEANCE OF MOON KNIGHT TP VOL 01

Other Stuff

CARD SLEEVE SINGLE PACK ARKHAM HORROR
CARD SLEEVE SINGLE PACK CTHULHU RISING
CARD SLEEVE SINGLE PACK MINION SHADOWS
CLASSIC MARVEL FIG COLL MAG #12 IRON MAN
CLASSIC MARVEL FIG COLL MAG #129 ANT MAN
CLASSIC MARVEL FIG COLL MAG #84 SABRETOOTH
DC SUPERHERO FIG COLL MAG #63 HAWKGIRL

Sep 032010
 

Marty!  We have to go back to the game store!

Oh, yeah, that’s right.  A Back to the Future card game by Looney Labs.

Better than a Sports Almanac from 1950

If you’ve ever played Chrononauts from Looney you know this is a perfect fit.  Basically, you start with a general timeline of events laid out on the table.  Throughout the game, each player attempts to complete a mission by altering events on the timeline.  Yes, you go back in time and futz with things.  Sooo fun.

The second game this week we’d like to bring your attention to too is a new deck building card game similar to Dominion, called Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer.

The Andys saw this one demoed at GenCon and loved it.  The buzz was that it was gonna be loved by anyone who digs Dominion, but that it also had a better rules system.  Got me interested.

And the third game on the hit parade should be exciting to any fan of Dungeons & Dragons out there, the new D&D Castle Ravenloft Boardgame.

'Nuff Said

Also, it’s worth mentioning for any Magic players out there, we got a restock on M11, Worldwake (both boosters and fat packs), and also got in the new From the Vaults: Artifacts.

Can I shove any more pictures into this thing?!!!

Aug 262010
 

Check out the sweet retro look!

Just in today, the new starter set box for Dungeons & Dragons.  It contains all the necessary components for a beginner to jump into D&D.

Contains:

-Dungeon Master’s Book (rules & adventure content for level 1-2 players)

-Player’s Book (hero creation rules & a solo play adventure)

-1 double-sided sheet of die-cut hero and monster tokens

-Character sheets and power cards

-Double-sided battle map

-6 game dice

SALE SALE SALE SALE SALE SALE SALE SALE SALE SALE SALE SALE SALE SALE SALE SALE

To go along with the release of the new starter set, UNTIL SUNDAY (8/29/2010) all 4th ed. D&D Hardcover books, Power Cards, and 4th ed. Adventures are 10% off.  Get in quick before it ends!

Bam! Ahhh! Kaboom! Gunshot!

Also in today, the new Axis and Allies Europe 1940 boardgame.

It is the second half to the Axis & Allies Pacific boardgame.  The swankiest thing is that their boards can combine to form the entire global conflict.  Check it out below.

OMG, Becky, look at that board!