Aug 102013
 

Halo Initiation #1 (of 3)

-Dark Horse Comics releases their first stab at the Halo video game series!

-Brian Reed, who used to write the Marvel Halo miniseries, has followed the property over to Dark Horse!

-This three issue miniseries focuses on Sarah Palmer, prior to her initiation (get it?) into the Spartan IV program.

-A darker take on the property, Halo Initiation will tell solo stories of Palmer venturing into alien territory to pay her dues ODST division.

It Came #1

-Titan Comics continues to release inventive, exciting series to establish its name!

-Ignore the slightly innuendo-esque title (or don’t, as the series features a similar type of humor), It Came is an homage to classic B cinema Sci-Fi films of the fifties.

-Light, bubbly artwork and humorous dialog weave the tale of a giant, mysterious robot roaming the countryside, with only one hope of stopping him:  the quintessential random scientist.

-Fans of Mystery Science Theater 3000 need to purchase a ticket!

Thunder Agents #1

-Spies and superheroes collide in THUNDER Agents #1!

-A revival of the classic series, this version, unlike DC‘s recent relaunch from Nick Spencer, continues the continuity of the original while giving new readers a fresh starting point.

-As always, the powers of the Thunder Agents are eventually lethal, however that may not matter here as they’re presumed dead from the start.  Only Dynamo can wield the Thunder belt to save them!

-Local author Phil Hester (artist on Green Arrow, writer of Godzilla and Wonder Woman) takes the reins of these classic characters to infuse them with a modern tone.

Infinity #1

-Thanos has returned!

-Jonathon Hickman applies his talent for weaving complicated story threads and characters together for a rewarding payoff to his first event book!

-With The Avengers off-planet, fighting intergalactic baddies, Thanos takes the opportunity to attack Earth.  Only a hand-full of street-level heroes are left to ward him off.  Will The Avengers make it back in time?

-Join us Wednesday for the Infinity launch party, complete with free buttons, posters, numerous variant covers (including the Skottie Young one to the left), and more!  As usual, supplies are limited, so show up early if you want to grab some swag!

Nov 212012
 

It’s time for the annual singing of the nine announcements of Pulp Fiction Black Friday. Feel free to hum along if you don’t know the words:

On the first announcement of Black Friday, my true store set the tone: Discounts and specials don’t combine; they work alone.

On the second announcement of Black Friday, my true store helped build my brain: A selection of half-priced board games.

On the third announcement of Black Friday, my true store dropped some names: Half-price on Flames of War and Spartan Games.

On the fourth announcement of Black Friday, my true store made some noise: Half off on t-shirts and plush toys.

On the fifth announcement of Black Friday, my true store helped my picks: Half-off on all Superhero HeroClix (Marvel/DC).

On the sixth announcement of Black Friday, my true store said to me: Comic back issues buy-one-get-one-free.

On the seventh announcement of Black Friday, my true store changed its tack: A large selection of half-price comic hard backs.

On the eigth announcement of Black Friday, my true store’s rhymes got lame: Other specials too specific to name.

On the ninth announcement of Black Friday, my true store offered: buy-one-full-price-get-one-half-price most of the rest of the store*

*Half-price applies to the lower priced item. This offer does not include current comic issues and some other items.