Mar 292017
 

Comics list for March 29th:

ADAM STRANGE FUTURE QUEST SPECIAL #1
ALIENS DEFIANCE #10
ALIENS VS PREDATOR LIFE AND DEATH #4
ALL NEW X-MEN #19
ARCHIE #18
BACK TO THE FUTURE BIFF TO THE FUTURE #3 (OF 6)
BACKSTAGERS #8 (OF 8)
BATGIRL ANNUAL #1
BEAUTY #13
BLACK WIDOW #12
BOOSTER GOLD FLINTSTONES SPECIAL #1
CINEMA PURGATORIO #9
CLEAN ROOM #17
COMIC BOOK HISTORY OF COMICS #5 (OF 6)
CONAN THE SLAYER #7
COSMIC SCOUNDRELS #2 (OF 5)
DARK KNIGHT III MASTER RACE #8 (OF 9)
DEADLY CLASS #27 CVR A CRAIG & BOYD
DEADPOOL AND MERCS FOR MONEY #9
DIVINITY III STALINVERSE #4
DOCTOR WHO 9TH #11
GENERATION ZERO #8
GHOST RIDER #5
GREEN LANTERN SPACE GHOST SPECIAL #1
HARD CASE CRIME PEEPLAND #4 (OF 5)
HARLEYS LITTLE BLACK BOOK #6
INFAMOUS IRON MAN #6
INHUMANS PRIME #1
INJUSTICE GROUND ZERO #8
JAMES BOND HAMMERHEAD #6 (OF 6)
JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS #24
JUGHEAD THE HUNGER ONE SHOT
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #3
KAMANDI CHALLENGE #3 (OF 12)
LOBSTER JOHNSON PIRATES GHOST #1
MAN-THING #2 (OF 5)
MASK MOBILE ARMORED STRIKE KOMMAND #4
MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL #3
MOONSHINE #6 CVR A RISSO
OCCUPY AVENGERS #5
OLD GUARD #2
OLD MAN LOGAN #20
OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #26
POSTAL #19
PREVIEWS #343 APRIL 2017
RICK & MORTY #24
ROM #8
SERENITY NO POWER IN THE VERSE #6 (OF 6)
SPACE RIDERS GALAXY OF BRUTALITY #1
SPIDER-WOMAN #17
STAR TREK BOLDLY GO #6
STAR-LORD #5
SUICIDE SQUAD BANANA SPLITS SPECIAL #1
THANOS #5
THUNDERBOLTS #11
TITANS ANNUAL #1
TRANSFORMERS LOST LIGHT #4
TRANSFORMERS TILL ALL ARE ONE #8
VISITOR HOW AND WHY HE STAYED #2 (OF 5)
WALKING DEAD #165
WWE WRESTLEMANIA 2017 SPECIAL #1
X-FILES (2016) #12
X-MEN PRIME #1

TPB & HC:

AFAR TP
ALIENS DEFIANCE TP VOL 01
HELLBLAZER TP VOL 01 THE POISON TRUTH (REBIRTH)
HENCHGIRL TP
HILLBILLY TP VOL 01
SAGA TP VOL 07

Mar 282017
 

That time of the week, where I mention a game that isn’t exactly new or shiny, but is FUN and should be OWNED and PLAYED! This week: Conan, the Miniatures Game-

Conan

 

 

Conan:
Players:2-5
Time: ~1 Hour (scenario dependent)
Genre: Dungeon Crawl semi-cooperative Miniature Game

 

 

 

 

Conan is a scenario-based, semi-cooperative miniatures game, where one player plays the board, and all other players team up to play as Conan and his companions. This game went through years of game design, and it’s publishers even hired a Conan expert to make sure the theme and scenarios are in line with author Robert E. Howard’s novels and short stories. That aside, this game can and will be enjoyed by players who know nothing of Conan or his mythos.

For a miniatures game, this game is short, fast, and wonderfully designed. Rather than being campaign based like many other miniatures board games (see Descent and Imperial Assault), Conan is split up into scenarios where players choose their characters and play against the Game Master in standalone scenarios with a limited number of turns. Each scenario has different objectives and themes for gameplay diversity, and players may choose different characters depending on what they think is needed in each scenario.

each of their turns characters choose different stances based on what they are trying to accomplish.

Gameplay itself in Conan is incredibly simple, but also streamlined and intuitive. When players want to use an action such as moving or fighting, they simply place one of their “stamina” gems into that portion of their player board, and roll dice equal to the amount of gems used. Gems refresh each turn based on what stance a character chooses, so it’s possible that characters may use all their gems in one epic round and stagger around exhausted while they try and refresh themselves, or play more reserved and pace their actions strategically.

Normally my complaint in a dungeon crawl game revolves around me getting stuck managing the game after no one else volunteers for the job, but this game is different. The job of Game master in this game is incredibly fun and interesting, and this is due in large part to the game system the designers came up for you to run it. The Game Master uses eight slidable titles with groups of monsters associated with each tile and one “respawn” tile. The further down the row the tiles are, the higher their cost in gems. On a GM’s turn, they may activate any two of their tiles, and once activated, the tile slides to the end, costing more the next time it would be activated, but making everything else cost less.

Conan 2

That’s it for Conan. It’s a huge box, Conan is a little busted (as he should be thematically), and although I’ve played the starting scenario over ten times now, I’m STILL not bored with it! (Did I mention it has 74 Miniatures….) #GiveItATry

Mar 222017
 

Comics list for March 22th:

ACTION COMICS #976
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN RENEW YOUR VOWS #5
BATGIRL #9
BATMAN BEYOND #6
BATMAN TMNT ADVENTURES #5 (OF 6)
BEAUTY #13 CVR A HAUN & RAUCH
BIRTHRIGHT #23
BLACK HAMMER #7
BLACK PANTHER #12
BLACK ROAD #8
BLOODSHOT REBORN #0
BLUE BEETLE #7
CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS #14
DEATHSTROKE #15
DEPT H #12
DESCENDER #20
DETECTIVE COMICS #953
DIRK GENTLY SALMON OF DOUBT #6
DOCTOR STRANGE PUNISHER MAGIC BULLETS #4 (OF 4)
DOCTOR WHO 12TH YEAR TWO #15
DOOM PATROL #5
ELEKTRA #2
EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #20
FLASH #19
FUTURE QUEST #11
GAMORA #4
GHOSTBUSTERS 101 #1
HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #17
HEAVY METAL #285 CVR A BERTMER
HELENA CRASH #1 (OF 5)
HELLBLAZER #8
HULK #4
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #5
IRON FIST #1
JEM THE MISFITS #3
MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #17
MOTHER PANIC #5
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #52
NOVA #4
REBORN #5
ROCKET RACCOON #4
SPIDER-GWEN #18
SPREAD #20
STAR WARS DARTH MAUL #2 (OF 5)
SUICIDE SQUAD #14
TEEN TITANS #6
TMNT ONGOING #68
TRANSFORMERS VS GI JOE MOVIE ADAPTATION
ULTIMATES 2 #5
UNCANNY INHUMANS #20 IVX
UNDERWINTER #1 CVR A FAWKES
UNWORTHY THOR #5 (OF 5)
WONDER WOMAN #19
WWE #3

TPB & HC:

CIVIL WAR II FALLOUT TP
CYBORG TP VOL 01 THE IMITATION OF LIFE (REBIRTH)
DEADPOOL TOO SOON TP
FLINTSTONES TP VOL 01
WOLVERINE VS PUNISHER TP
X-FORCE EPIC COLLECTION TP UNDER GUN

Mar 152017
 

Comics list for March 15th:

ALL STAR BATMAN #8
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #25
AQUAMAN #19
ARCHIE #18
BATMAN #19
BATWOMAN #1
CAPTAIN AMERICA SAM WILSON #20
CAVE CARSON HAS A CYBERNETIC EYE #6
DAREDEVIL #18
DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS #24
DEADPOOL THE DUCK #5 (OF 5)
EAST OF WEST #32
ETHER #5
FOREVER WAR #2 (OF 6)
GREAT LAKES AVENGERS #6
GREEN ARROW #19
GREEN LANTERNS #19
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #18
HARLEY QUINN #16
HE MAN THUNDERCATS #6 (OF 6)
HEAD LOPPER #5
I HATE FAIRYLAND #11
INVINCIBLE #134
ISLAND #15
JUSTICE LEAGUE #17
KILL OR BE KILLED #7
KONG OF SKULL ISLAND #9
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #13
MIGHTY THOR #17
MONSTERS UNLEASHED #5 (OF 5)
MS MARVEL #16
NEIL GAIMAN AMERICAN GODS SHADOWS #1
NIGHTWING #17
PATSY WALKER AKA HELLCAT #16
PUNISHER #10
RED SONJA #3
SEX CRIMINALS #17
SPAWN #271
SPIDER-MAN #14
STAR WARS POE DAMERON #12
SUPER SONS #2
SUPERMAN #19
TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #17
TRINITY #7
UNCANNY AVENGERS #21
UNCANNY X-MEN #19
US AVENGERS #4
VENOM #5
WILD STORM #2

Mar 082017
 

Comics list for March 8th:
ACTION COMICS #975
ALL NEW FATHOM #2
ALL NEW WOLVERINE #18
ANGRY BIRDS FLIGHT SCHOOL #1
ASTRO CITY #42
BACK TO THE FUTURE BIFF TO THE FUTURE #2 (OF 6)
BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY #8
CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS #13
CHARMED #1
COMIC BOOK HISTORY OF COMICS #4 (OF 6)
COPPERHEAD #11
D4VEOCRACY #2
DARK SOULS WINTERS SPITE #4 (OF 4)
DEADPOOL THE DUCK #4 (OF 5)
DEATHSTROKE #14
DETECTIVE COMICS #952
DOCTOR STRANGE SORCERERS SUPREME #6
EARTH 2 SOCIETY #22
FLASH #18
FREIGHT CREDIT GREEN ARROW #18
HARLEY QIUNN #15
FUTURE QUEST #10
GOTHAM ACADEMY SECOND SEMESTER #7
GRASS KINGS #1
GREEN VALLEY #6 (OF 9)
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #1.MU
GWENPOOL #13
HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #16
HARROW COUNTY #21
HELLBOY AND BPRD 1954 GHOST MOON #1
HIGHLANDER AMERICAN DREAM #1
IVX #6 (OF 6)
JESSICA JONES #6
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #2
JUSTICE LEAGUE POWER RANGERS #3 (OF 6)
KAMANDI CHALLENGE #2 (OF 12)
LADY KILLER 2 #4
LOST BOYS #6 (OF 6)
LOW #16
MAN-THING #1 (OF 5)
MOSAIC #6
MOTHER PANIC #4
MY LITTLE PONY DEVIATIONS
NANCY DREW HARDY BOYS #1
NEW SUPER MAN #9
NOVA #4
OLD MAN LOGAN #19
PLANET OF APES GREEN LANTERN #2
POWER MAN AND IRON FIST #14
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #8
REDLINE #1
ROM #7
SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #11
SHADOWS ON THE GRAVE #3
SILVER SURFER #9 NOW
SKYDOLL SUDRA #1 (OF 2)
SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #15
SPONGEBOB COMICS #66
STAR TREK WAYPOINT #4 (OF 6)
STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #5
SUICIDE SQUAD #13
SUPERGIRL #7