Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Arriving Today @ Curious Comics!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #575
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1
ASTONISHING X-MEN GHOST BOXES #1 (OF 2)
AVENGERS INITIATIVE #18 SI
BATMAN SHIELD METAL KEYCHAIN
BEYOND WONDERLAND #3 (OF 6)
BOYS #24 (MR)
CAPTAIN AMERICA THEATER OF WAR OPERATION ZERO POINT
EMPOWERED TP VOL 04 (MR)
FATHOM #3
FINAL CRISIS RAGE OF THE RED LANTERNS #1
GARTH ENNIS BATTLEFIELDS NIGHT WITCHES #1 (OF 3)
HELLBOY IN THE CHAPEL OF MOLOCH ONE SHOT
IMMORTAL IRON FIST #19
INCREDIBLE HERCULES #122
JACK OF FABLES #27 (MR)
JOKER HC
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #26
KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #144
LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #47
MADAME XANADU #5 (MR)
MARVEL 1985 #6 (OF 6)
NORTHLANDERS #11 (MR)
NOVA #18 SI
PREVIEWS VOL XVIII #11
PROJECT SUPERPOWERS #7 (OF 7)
PROJECT SUPERPOWERS VOL 02 THE SUPREMACY #0 (MR)
RANN THANAGAR HOLY WAR #6 (OF 8)
RED SONJA #38
REIGN IN HELL #4 (OF 8)
SECRET INVASION THOR #3 (OF 3) SI
SECRET INVASION X-MEN #3 (OF 4) SI
SKAAR SON OF HULK #4
SOLOMON KANE #2 (OF 5)
SPAWN #185
SPIKE AFTER THE FALL #4 (OF 4)
STAR WARS LEGACY #29 VECTOR PART 10 OF 12
SUPERMAN #681 NEW KRYPTON
SUPERMAN BATMAN #53
SUPERMAN BATMAN VS VAMPIRES WEREWOLVES #2 Of(6)
TEEN TITANS #64
THOR #11
TRINITY #22
ULTIMATE CAPTAIN AMERICA ANNUAL #1
ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #3
WAR THAT TIME FORGOT #6 (OF 12)
WIZARD MAGAZINE #206
WOLVERINE ORIGINS #29 XOS 3
WORLD OF WARCRAFT #12
WORLD OF WARCRAFT ASHBRINGER #2 (OF 4)
X-FORCE #8

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

It's Just A Game, Kids... and, um, Everyone Else


In what is easily the weirdest story I've heard today, Yahoo News tells us of a Japanese woman -- recently divorced and I guess feeling a little snarky about it -- who hacked into her ex-husband's Maplestory account and deliberately deleted his character... which would make it Maplestory's first virtual murder case, I suppose.

In her defense, she spoke about just being so frustrated after her husband suddenly divorced her that she lashed out and squished his sprite. She has been arrested, but according to the article she has not yet been charged with hacking and/or vandalism (or whatever criminal charge they figure applies here).

Personally, as end-of-relationship revenge goes, I think it's a pretty good one -- funny, personal and ultimately pretty harmless. I've had plenty worse done to me and not gone to the police to get the girl arrested -- which kind of makes me wonder what kind of weasel her ex-husband really is, anyway. But then I remember -- he was playing Maplestory!! That's probably all I need to know right there. Go to an izakaya, have a few beers, sing some karaoke and you'll discover you can get over this kind of thing pretty quickly, buddy. I mean, what's next -- my ex kidnapped my Tamagotchi?

Hey... where is my Tamagotchi, anyway...?

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Arriving Today @ Curious Comics!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #574
ANGEL AFTER THE FALL #13
BATMAN GOTHAM AFTER MIDNIGHT #6 (OF 12)
BIRDS OF PREY #123
BLUE BEETLE #32
CAPTAIN AMERICA #43
CRIMINAL 2 #6 (MR)
DAREDEVIL #112
DMZ #35 (MR)
FEAR AGENT #24
FINAL CRISIS #4 (OF 7)
FINAL CRISIS SUBMIT #1
GHOST RIDER DANNY KETCH #1 (OF 5)
GI JOE A NEW BEGINNING #0
HELLSING TP VOL 09
HULK #7
NEW AVENGERS #46 SI
NEW EXILES #13
RUNAWAYS 3 #3
SECRET INVASION #7 (OF 8) SI
SECRET INVASION AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #3 (OF 3) SI
SHE-HULK 2 #34
STAR WARS KNIGHTS OF OLD REPUBLIC #34
SUPERMAN NEW KRYPTON SPECIAL #1
TERRY MOORES ECHO #7
THOR TRUTH OF HISTORY #1
THUNDERBOLTS #125 SI
TRANSFORMERS ALL HAIL MEGATRON #4
TRINITY #21
ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #127
ULTIMATE X-MEN TP VOL 19 ABSOLUTE POWER
UNKNOWN SOLDIER #1 (MR)
WILDCATS #4
WOLVERINE MANIFEST DESTINY #1 (OF 4) MD
X-FACTOR #36
X-MEN LEGACY #217 XOS 2
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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

New Releases for Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition RPG -- Out Today!

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS RPG 4TH ED SPECIAL EDITION CORE RULEBOOKS
These deluxe volumes are special editions of the 4th Edition core rulebooks that every Dungeons & Dragons player and Dungeon Master can appreciate. These books feature embossed, premium foil covers, and premium, gilt-edged paper.

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS RPG 4TH ED STARTER SET
This new box-set makes it easier than ever to start playing Dungeons & Dragons immediately. The D&D RPG Starter Set introduces the complex world of D&D play to new fans in simple, easy-to-understand ways while retaining the fantastic inspiration of the full game experience.

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS STREETS OF SHADOW TILE SET
Illustrated cardstock terrain tiles for use with the Dungeons & Dragons RPG. This product adds a new dimension to D&D games and gives Dungeon Masters an easy and inexpensive way to include great-looking terrain in their games. This set provides ready-to-use, configurable tiles with which to build exciting dungeons, temples, and monster lairs.

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS RPG: KING OF THE TROLLHAUNT WARRENS
A D&D adventure for 11th-level characters. King of the Trollhaunt Warrens is the first-ever paragon-level adventure for 4th Edition Dungeons & Dragons. Designed to take characters from 11th to 14th level, this adventure pits the heroes against a variety of horrible monsters and fiendish foes as they seek to thwart the evil machinations of the denizens of the Trollhaunt Warrens. This adventure can be run as a stand-alone adventure or as Part One of a three-part series of adventures that spans 10 levels of gameplay.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Reaper's Own Hallowe'en Contest Underway

Even as Curious Comics and Reaper Miniatures are sponsoring a home-grown Hallowe'en-themed miniature painting contest -- details available here, in case you've missed out -- Reaper has thrown the doors open on their official painting event, offering hobbyists a shot at getting two creepy new minis months ahead of their final release dates. Harvey the Psycho Killer will be part of the Chronoscope line of non-fantasy figures, and Rotpatch the Pumpkin Golem will find a home among Reaper's Dark Heaven Legends line.

Full details are available here on the main Reaper Miniatures News Page, and the submission thread on the Reaper Forums can be found here -- be sure to keep an eye on that one as the finished minis come in!

Friday, October 17, 2008

New Games @ Curious Comics


MONSTERPOCALYPSE STARTERS & BOOSTERS
Prepare yourself for Monsterpocalypse, a fast-moving, action-packed strategy game played with high-quality collectible miniatures portraying the most fearsome giant monsters on Earth! Each battle takes place in a city that you and your opponent construct by placing buildings on a city map. Players choose their forces from their respective collections of figures and then battle one another with giant monsters and supporting units such as tanks, flying vehicles, and all manner of creatures. Charge your monster into the city to fight for supremacy, and be the last monster standing!

CARCASSONNE: NEW WORLD BOARDGAME
In this Carcassonne game, players begin as the early settlers of the United States did on the east coast of America. As they explore westward, they build towns, farms, paths, and compete to score more points than the others players. As exploration moves to the west, players who are slow to complete the features they have started will find themselves left behind - with no points!

WARHAMMER 40K RPG: DARK HERESY GM'S KIT
The essential GMs reference, featuring a GM screen, a complete adventure and more! This lavish Games Master’s screen is just what every GM needs to help keep their Inquisitorial secrets safe. Behind the sturdy screen the GM can hide dice rolls and keep players from reading his notes. Printed on the GMs side are numerous handy quick reference charts that make running the game that much easier. Added to this is a 32 page booklet with a full adventure, xenos generator and new rules for poisons and toxins!

CHANGELING RPG: NIGHT HORRORS - GRIM FEARS
Seductive lover and cannibal hag. Jealous queen and murderous bogeyman. The creatures out of fairy tales are immortal, born anew in each generation’s stories. Watch carefully over your children, and keep iron handy — for these childhood fears are all too real.

4TH EDITION GSL: ADVANCED PLAYER'S GUIDE
This new supplement, released under the GSL and fully compatible with 4th Edition Dungeons & Dragons products, features 112 pages packed with 3 new races, 5 new classes, 20 new paragon paths, 17 new feats, 7 new rituals, and optional rules concerning crafting items and wounds.

...and coming to Curious Comics on Tuesday October 21:

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS RPG 4TH ED SPECIAL EDITION CORE RULEBOOKS
These deluxe volumes are special editions of the 4th Edition core rulebooks that every Dungeons & Dragons player and Dungeon Master can appreciate. These books feature embossed, premium foil covers, and premium, gilt-edged paper.

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS RPG 4TH ED STARTER SET
This new box-set makes it easier than ever to start playing Dungeons & Dragons immediately. The D&D RPG Starter Set introduces the complex world of D&D play to new fans in simple, easy-to-understand ways while retaining the fantastic inspiration of the full game experience.

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS STREETS OF SHADOW TILE SET
Illustrated cardstock terrain tiles for use with the Dungeons & Dragons RPG. This product adds a new dimension to D&D games and gives Dungeon Masters an easy and inexpensive way to include great-looking terrain in their games. This set provides ready-to-use, configurable tiles with which to build exciting dungeons, temples, and monster lairs.

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS RPG: KING OF THE TROLLHAUNT WARRENS
A D&D adventure for 11th-level characters. King of the Trollhaunt Warrens is the first-ever paragon-level adventure for 4th Edition Dungeons & Dragons. Designed to take characters from 11th to 14th level, this adventure pits the heroes against a variety of horrible monsters and fiendish foes as they seek to thwart the evil machinations of the denizens of the Trollhaunt Warrens. This adventure can be run as a stand-alone adventure or as Part One of a three-part series of adventures that spans 10 levels of gameplay.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

First Reads of the Week!


STAR WARS: CLONE WARS #2
Anakin Skywalker and his new padawan learner Ahsoka Tano travel with Obi-Wan Kenobi to the Zygerrian System, intent on tracking down the slavers who frequent the area and finding out what happened to the thousands of Togrutans who went missing from the colony world of Kiros. The clock is ticking however, as Count Dooku begins spreading rumours that the Jedi themselves wiped out the populace, and the likelihood of finding anyone from Kiros begins to fade...

Henry Gilroy, one of the staff writers from Lucasfilm's hit new computer-animated TV series The Clone Wars, signs on with Dark Horse to help chart the long years of war that stretch between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. If you're not already a fan of Star Wars, this four-issue series might not be enough to change your mind -- but if you think the show airing weekly on the Cartoon Network is must-see TV, then this comic is just the thing to help you fill up the seven-day lag between episodes.

Check out a free online preview at Dark Horse's website, right here!

STAR TREK: THE HOLLOW CROWN #2
Writer/artist John Byrne continues to explore the unseen corners of the original Star Trek series with The Hollow Crown, his third trip to Gene Roddenberry's famous sci-fi universe. As the crew of the Enterprise continue their famous five-year mission, here we see more of the hidden machinations of the Romulan and Klingon Empires -- their secret pacts, their shadowy agreements... and how it all went sour, dragging both empires into conflict.

This series, like Byrne's Assignment Earth before it, has been a real treat for comics fans and Trek fans alike. Each issue is packed with material, making the best use of every page -- and in an era of seemingly endlessly decompressed multi-part meandering storylines, Byrne's punchy, direct approach has made for a welcome change of pace. His respect for the original Star Trek series comes through here in spades -- particularly noticeable as he makes the choice to ignore some of the weirder elements of the Romulan Empire tacked on in the later years of the ailing TV franchise in favour of the more elegant "Roman Empire in space" concept cooked up in the 1960s. Next up for Byrne and Trek will be his Crew miniseries... can't wait!

RASL #3
Our dimension-hopping art thief protaganist tracks Annie's killer back to the parallel world he just left... where we get a glimpse of Rasl's strange past and bump into an alternate version of a woman he once loved a lifetime ago. But before he can get too comfortable, the snake-faced murderer reappears -- intent on killing this world's Annie!

Bone creator Jeff Smith continues to wow me with this out-of-left-field adult sci-fi adventure that comes packed with so many twists and turns I literally have no idea what might be coming on the next page. And when was the last time you could say that about any comic?

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Arriving Today @ Curious Comics!


AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #573 NWD
ASTONISHING X-MEN #27 MD
ATOMIC ROBO DOGS OF WAR #3 (OF 5)
BATGIRL #4 (OF 6)
BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #12 RIP
BOOSTER GOLD #13
BOOTY SWEAT ENERGY DRINK
BRAVE AND THE BOLD #18
CAPTAIN BRITAIN AND MI 13 #6
CONAN THE CIMMERIAN #4
DEADPOOL #1 2ND PTG MEDINA VAR (PP #835)
DOCTOR WHO FORGOTTEN #2 (C:1-0-0)
EX MACHINA TP VOL 07 EX CATHEDRA (MR)
FABLES #77 (MR)
FINAL CRISIS LEGION OF THREE WORLDS #2 (OF 5)
FINAL CRISIS ROGUES REVENGE #3 (OF 3)
FLASH #245
GHOST RIDER #28
GRANT MORRISONS DOCTOR WHO #1
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #6 SI
IRON MAN DIRECTOR OF SHIELD #34 SI
JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #19
MIGHTY AVENGERS #19 SI
MOON KNIGHT #23
PUNISHER MAX #63 (MR)
RASL #3 (MR)
ROBIN #179
SECRET INVASION FRONT LINE #4 (OF 5)
SPIRIT #22
SQUADRON SUPREME 2 #4
STAR WARS CLONE WARS #2 (OF 6)
STEPHEN COLBERTS TEK JANSEN #3 (OF 5) (MR)
SUPERMAN BATMAN VS VAMPIRES WEREWOLVES #1
SUPERMANS PAL JIMMY OLSEN SPECIAL #1
TITANS #6
TRINITY #20
ULTIMATE ORIGINS #5 (OF 5)
UNCANNY X-MEN #503 MD
WELCOME TO HOXFORD #3
WIZARD ANIME INSIDER #62
YOUNG X-MEN #7 MD

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Thanksgiving Comic Shipment Expected On Time


Anyone concerned that next week's new comic shipment might be delayed due to the holiday can breathe a sigh of relief -- our comics are expected to arrive on time, Wednesday October 15, as per usual. Now you can relax and enjoy your long weekend secure in the knowledge that your comics won't be paying the price. Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Arriving Today @ Curious Comics!

Please note: not all items may be available at all three stores. Ask any staff member for more info.

ACTION COMICS #870
AMAZING SPIDER-GIRL #25
AVENGERS INVADERS #5 (OF 12)
BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #22
BEAUTY POP TP VOL 09
BPRD THE WARNING #4 (OF 5)
DARK TOWER TREACHERY #2 (OF 6)
DEADPOOL #3 SI
DETECTIVE COMICS #849 RIP
DOT HACK XXXX GN VOL 02 (OF 2)
END LEAGUE #5
ENDERS GAME BATTLE SCHOOL #1 (OF 5)
FINAL CRISIS REVELATIONS #3 (OF 5)
FORGOTTEN REALMS STARLESS NIGHT #1
GEARS OF WAR #1 (MR)
GIANT SIZED RED SONJA #2
GREEN ARROW BLACK CANARY #13
GREEN LANTERN #35
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #29
HIKARU NO GO TP VOL 13
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #6
KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #143
LEGEND OF ZELDA GN VOL 01
LONE RANGER #14 (MR)
MARVEL ZOMBIES 3 #1 (OF 4)
ONE PIECE TP VOL 19
SECRET INVASION INHUMANS #3 (OF 4) SI
SECRET SIX #2
SERENITY BETTER DAYS TP
SPAWN #184
STAND CAPTAIN TRIPS #2 (OF 5)
STAR TREK MIRROR IMAGES #4
TOYFARE #136
TRANSFORMERS SPOTLIGHT SIDESWIPE
TRINITY #19
TWELVE #8 (OF 12)
WALKING DEAD #53 (MR)
WONDER WOMAN #25
X-MEN MAGNETO TESTAMENT #2 (OF 5)
X-MEN MANIFEST DESTINY #2 (OF 5) MD
X-MEN ORIGINAL SIN #1 XOS 1

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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Have you started painting yet?


Just a quick reminder to all you miniatures painters & gamers out there -- the Curious Comics & Reaper Miniatures Hallowe'en Painting Contest is now open for entries! Grab a spooky Reaper Miniature, bring it down to Curious Comics Hillside and we'll put it out alongside our other entries. Vote for your favourite and keep your fingers crossed -- on Friday October 31, we'll announce who gets to take home our prize package of Reaper's Classic Frankenstein's Monster, Count Dracula and the Wolfman!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Arriving Today @ Curious Comics!

ANITA BLAKE VH LAUGHING CORPSE #1 (OF 5) (MR)
BATMAN #680 RIP
BEYOND WONDERLAND #2 (OF 6)
BOYS #23 (MR)
BOYS TP VOL 03 (MR)
CABLE #7
CIVIL WAR HOUSE OF M #2 (OF 5)
DARK TOWER LONG ROAD HOME HC
DC UNIVERSE DECISIONS #2 (OF 4)
DR WHO MAGAZINE #400
ETERNALS #5
HALO SERIES 3 AF ASST
HOUSE OF MYSTERY #6 (MR)
JONAH HEX #36
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #25
MARVEL APES #3 (OF 4)
NEW EXILES #12
NIGHTWING #149 RIP
NO HERO #1 (OF 7) (MR)
PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL #24 SI
SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN TP VOL 04
SUB-MARINER DEPTHS #2 (OF 5)
SUPERGIRL #34
TERROR TITANS #1 (OF 6)
TRANSFORMERS MOVIE PREQUEL SAGA O/T ALLSPARK #4
TRINITY #18
VENOM DARK ORIGIN #3 (OF 5)


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