Thursday, December 31, 2009

Curious Comics Holiday Hours

Thursday December 31 ... 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday January 1 ... Closed!
Saturday January 2 ... 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Happy New Year from everyone at Curious Comics!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Just a Reminder...

Just a quick reminder: there will be no new comics this Wednesday apart from Blackest Night #6 from DC Comics, a preview of Marvel's upcoming crossover event in Origins of Siege, and a new limited printing of Fall of the Hulks: Alpha, complete with a new variant cover.

We return to our usual new comics shipping schedule next week!


Sunday, December 27, 2009

Boxing Weekend Sale Continues!

The Curious Comics Boxing Weekend Sale is on now! Look for big discounts on your favourite graphic novels, games, DVDs and more... but don't wait too long, because Santa takes all the bargains back to the North Pole with him at 6:00 PM on Monday evening. Don't miss out - see you there!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Boxing Day Sale on now!

Run don't walk to your friendly neighbourhood Curious Comics ASAP -- our yearly Boxing Day Sale is on now! Save buckets of cash on all your favourite comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, games, miniatures and more.

Hey, why are you still reading this? Get out there before the shelves are all empty!! Or 6:00 PM, whichever comes first.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

What are you doing reading this? It's December 25th! Go open your Christmas presents, already!

But, as long as you're here -- have a safe and happy Christmas from everyone at Curious Comics!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Curious Comics Holiday Hours

Thursday December 24 ... 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday December 25 ... Closed!
Saturday December 26 ... 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Have a safe & Merry Christmas from everyone at Curious Comics!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Arriving Today @ Curious Comics!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #616
ANGEL ANNUAL #1
ANGEL ONLY HUMAN #5 (OF 5)
ARCHIE #604
ARKHAM REBORN #3 (OF 3)
AVENGERS INITIATIVE #31 SIEGE
BLACKEST NIGHT JSA #1 (OF 3)
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER WILLOW ONE SHOT (OSW)
CAPTAIN AMERICA REBORN WHO WILL WIELD THE SHIELD
CHEW #7 (MR)
CRIMINAL SINNERS #3 (MR)
DARK AVENGERS ARES #3 (OF 3)
DARK TOWER BATTLE OF JERICHO HILL #2 (OF 5)
DETECTIVE COMICS #860
DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP #7 (OF 24)
FALL OF HULKS GAMMA FOH
FANTASTIC FOUR #574
FREDDY JASON ASH NIGHTMARE WARRIORS #6 (OF 6) (MR)
GI JOE ORIGINS #10
GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #7
GREEN LANTERN #49 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
HALO BLOOD LINE #1 (OF 5) (MR)
HELLBOY BRIDE OF HELL ONE SHOT (OSW)
IMAGE UNITED #2 (OF 6)
INCREDIBLE HERCULES #139
IRON MAN VS WHIPLASH #2 (OF 4)
IRREDEEMABLE #9
JACK OF FABLES #41 (MR)
JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #34
NEW AVENGERS #60
NEW MUTANTS #8 XN
POWERS #2 (MR)
PUNISHER #12
SECRET WARRIORS #11
SPIDER-WOMAN #4
STAND SOUL SURVIVORS #3 (OF 5)
STAR WARS KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC #48
STAR WARS LEGACY #43
SUPERMAN #695
TEEN TITANS #78 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
THOR #605
UNCANNY X-MEN #519
WHAT IF ASTONISHING X-MEN
WHAT IF SPIDER-MAN HOUSE OF M
WOLVERINE ORIGINS #43
WOLVERINE WEAPON X #8
WORLDS FINEST #3 (OF 4)
X-MEN FOREVER #14
X-MEN LEGACY #231 XN

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Wish List: Settlers of Catan!

Stressed out about Christmas shopping? Looking for the coolest possible gifts for the most reasonable price around? Well, don't worry - Curious Comics is here to help make your Christmas both cool and affordable! As Christmas gets closer, keep an eye on this blog as we feature some of the best holiday treats guaranteed to please even the hardest-to-buy-for people on your Christmas list.

The multiple award-winning Settlers of Catan series of boardgames puts players on the newly populated island of Catan - where they must harvest what they can from the land around them and trade what commodities they can find to build roads, settlements, villages - and, ultimately, a new nation! Settlers of Catan is one of the best multi-player board games of all time, bringing together elements of strategy, random chance and player interaction to create a new and unique experience every time you and your friends sit down to play!

Ask a Curious Comics staff member for more information!

Christmas Wish List: Domo-Kun!

Stressed out about Christmas shopping? Looking for the coolest possible gifts for the most reasonable price around? Well, don't worry - Curious Comics is here to help make your Christmas both cool and affordable! As Christmas gets closer, keep an eye on this blog as we feature some of the best holiday treats guaranteed to please even the hardest-to-buy-for people on your Christmas list.


Who is he? What is he? I don't think anyone has a clear idea... not even his adoptive father, Mr Usagi, who has been taking care of the bizarre furry creature ever since Domo hatched from an egg dropped down Mr Usagi's burrow. All that's really clear is that even though Domo-Kun may have started out life as a series of weird little stop-motion animated shorts for Japanese TV station NHK, he has grown beyond those humble origins to command a global legion of devoted Domo fans. And Domo fans need Domo stuff, right?


From T-shirts to stuffies, boardgames to manga - Domo's got it! Stop by your friendly neighbourhood Curious Comics and check out the variety of Domo-themed goodies to satisfy the cool pop-culture fan on your Christmas list.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Wish List: Magic the Gathering Premium Sliver Deck!

Stressed out about Christmas shopping? Looking for the coolest possible gifts for the most reasonable price around? Well, don't worry - Curious Comics is here to help make your Christmas both cool and affordable! As Christmas gets closer, keep an eye on this blog as we feature some of the best holiday treats guaranteed to please even the hardest-to-buy-for people on your Christmas list.

Anyone who has ever sat down for a friendly game of Magic the Gathering CCG and found him or herself facing an onslaught of Slivers will need no introduction to these little monsters! One of the most famous and potentially most powerful creatures in the game, Slivers boost each other up even as they knock down their opponents. Sounds good, right? Of course it does! Even better, getting your hands on some slivers has never been easier now that the Magic CCG: Premium Deck Series - Slivers Deck has hit the shelves! This premium deck features 60 black-bordered foil cards, including 5 rares and 1 mythic rare... just the thing for the discerning card game player on your Christmas shopping list.

Ask a Curious Comics staff member for more information!


Christmas Wish List: Zombies!!!

Stressed out about Christmas shopping? Looking for the coolest possible gifts for the most reasonable price around? Well, don't worry - Curious Comics is here to help make your Christmas both cool and affordable! As Christmas gets closer, keep an eye on this blog as we feature some of the best holiday treats guaranteed to please even the hardest-to-buy-for people on your Christmas list.

Ok, so maybe zombies aren't the first things that pop into your mind when you're thinking "Christmas". But any time people get together and are looking to kill some time and have a few laughs, the award-winning Zombies!!! board game from Twilight Creations is a sure-fire hit. Fast, funny, easy to learn and a frequent request at game nights, Zombies!!! is always good for a few cheap yuks (and yucks!).

Ask a Curious Comics staff member for more information!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Christmas Wish List: Learn to Paint Kits!

Stressed out about Christmas shopping? Looking for the coolest possible gifts for the most reasonable price around? Well, don't worry - Curious Comics is here to help make your Christmas both cool and affordable! As Christmas gets closer, keep an eye on this blog as we feature some of the best holiday treats guaranteed to please even the hardest-to-buy-for people on your Christmas list.


The miniature painting side of the gaming hobby can be a little daunting - even for the most hard-boiled gamer. Where to start? Do I really need primer? How do I make my character's face look less like a featureless blob of pink Play-Doh? Well, don't worry -- Reaper Miniatures and Curious Comics are here for you. Just jump in with any one of Reaper's five Learn to Paint Kits, and you'll be painting like you mean it in no time. Each kit contains minis, paint, brushes, and detailed intructions on how to get a satisfying professional finish out of the thing -- from Armour and Fur to Skin Tones, they've got what you need. Plus, an added bonus - a quiet Boxing Day while the family paints their miniatures!

Christmas Wish List: Dungeons & Dragons Holiday Bundle!

Stressed out about Christmas shopping? Looking for the coolest possible gifts for the most reasonable price around? Well, don't worry - Curious Comics is here to help make your Christmas both cool and affordable! As Christmas gets closer, keep an eye on this blog as we feature some of the best holiday treats guaranteed to please even the hardest-to-buy-for people on your Christmas list.

It's never been easier for gamers to try out the new 4th Edition of Dungeons & Dragons - the best-selling RPG in history! For a very limited time, Christmas shoppers can get their hands on a special Holiday Bundle of the Player's Handbook Volumes 1 & 2 gathered together in a handsome slipcase - all at one ridiculous low price! Forget trawling the box box stores on Boxing Day - get your family together and raid a dungeon instead!

Ask a Curious Comics staff member for more information!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Christmas Wish List: Best-Selling Graphic Novels!

Stressed out about Christmas shopping? Looking for the coolest possible gifts for the most reasonable price around? Well, don't worry - Curious Comics is here to help make your Christmas both cool and affordable! As Christmas gets closer, keep an eye on this blog as we feature some of the best holiday treats guaranteed to please even the hardest-to-buy-for people on your Christmas list.

It's hard to find a sci-fi or fantasy fan who doesn't want at least a couple of graphic novels on his or her bookshelf. But which ones to choose? There are dozens of books out there, and trying to find the right one for the right person can seem like a pretty daunting task... especially at Christmas! But, not to worry - just drop by your friendly neighbourhood Curious Comics and talk to one of our helpful and well-read staff members. We'll be able to help you pick out something cool in no time. Don't you wish all your Christmas shopping was this easy?

Ask a Curious Comics staff member for more information!

Christmas Wish List: Gogo's Crazy Bones!

Stressed out about Christmas shopping? Looking for the coolest possible gifts for the most reasonable price around? Well, don't worry - Curious Comics is here to help make your Christmas both cool and affordable! As Christmas gets closer, keep an eye on this blog as we feature some of the best holiday treats guaranteed to please even the hardest-to-buy-for people on your Christmas list.

They're Gogos! They're crazy! They're, umm... not very bone-like, to be honest. But, whatever - they're Gogo's Crazybones, and kids everywhere are going nutty for these collectible little figures. Desperate parents have been scouring the department stores of Victoria looking for these hot little fellas, but not to worry - Curious Comics is here to take the work out of it for you. With a wide selection of Gogo's Crazybones that includes the basic 3-pack, a 5-pack, a double-pack that comes with a Crazybones travel bag, and the Special Edition Gogo's Crazybones Collector's Tin, you'll have more Crazybones than you can shake a candy cane at!

Ask a Curious Comics staff member for more information!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas Wish List: Pokemon Rumble!

Stressed out about Christmas shopping? Looking for the coolest possible gifts for the most reasonable price around? Well, don't worry - Curious Comics is here to help make your Christmas both cool and affordable! As Christmas gets closer, keep an eye on this blog as we feature some of the best holiday treats guaranteed to please even the hardest-to-buy-for people on your Christmas list.


This Christmas, Pokemon Rumble jumps off your Nintendo Wii and onto your gaming table! With an all-new rules set and 16 exclusive Pokemon TCG cards that can be used with Rumble or the regular Pokemon Trading Card Game, Pokemon Rumble is the easiest way to guarantee a smile to the face of your favourite Pokemon fan come Christmas morning!

Ask a Curious Comics staff member for more information!

Christmas Wish List: Heroclix!

Stressed out about Christmas shopping? Looking for the coolest possible gifts for the most reasonable price around? Well, don't worry - Curious Comics is here to help make your Christmas both cool and affordable! As Christmas gets closer, keep an eye on this blog as we feature some of the best holiday treats guaranteed to please even the hardest-to-buy-for people on your Christmas list.

Heroclix
- the best-selling superhero miniatures game of all time - is back, just in time for Christmas! Hammer of Thor brings the mightiest heroes and the toughest challenges of Marvel's Asgardian world to the superhero gaming table, while the very reasonably priced Marvel Heroclix Classics packs deliver an array of fan-favourite characters without breaking the bank. Even better, the Heroclix booster packs will fit comfortably in most Christmas stockings! Hammer of Thor is always a random selection of characters, while the window-box Marvel Heroclix Classics series features Spider-Man, Doctor Octopus, Iron Man, the Punisher, the Fantastic Four, Doctor Doom and more!

Ask a Curious Comics staff member for more information!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Rat Attack... In Style!

What do you wear when you're the Queen of the Ravenous Sewer Rats? Top hat and thigh-high boots, obviously. Just a quick sneak peek at another of the unusual character minis from Reaper Miniatures' Chronoscope line, of course!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Arriving Today @ Curious Comics!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #615
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN PRESENTS ANTI VENOM #3
ANGEL #28
ANGEL HOLE IN THE WORLD #1
ASTONISHING X-MEN #33
AZRAEL #3
BATMAN #694
BATMAN 80 PAGE GIANT #1
BATMAN STREETS OF GOTHAM #7
BRAVE AND THE BOLD #30
CABLE #21
CAPTAIN AMERICA REBORN #5 (OF 6)
CLASSIC GI JOE TP VOL 06
COMPLETE ALICE IN WONDERLAND #1 (OF 4)
DAREDEVIL #503
DARK AVENGERS #12
DARK WOLVERINE #81
DEADPOOL MERC WITH A MOUTH #6
DEADPOOL TP VOL 02 DARK REIGN
ESCAPE FROM WONDERLAND #3
EX MACHINA #47 (MR)
FABLES #91 (MR)
GI JOE #13
GI JOE VS COBRA FALL SPECIAL CRIMSON STRIKE
GIANT-SIZE GRIMM FAIRY TALES 2009 HOLIDAY ED
GODLAND #30
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #43 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
HAPPY HOLIDAYS DOMO PLUSH ASST
HIDEYUKI KIKUCHIS VAMPIRE HUNTER D GN VOL 04
HULK #18
INCORRUPTIBLE #1
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #40 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ #2 (OF 8)
MIGHTY AVENGERS #32
ONE PIECE TP VOL 23
OUTSIDERS #25 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
POWER GIRL #7
REALM OF KINGS INHUMANS #2 (OF 5)
STAR TREK DS9 FOOLS GOLD #1
SUPERGIRL #48
SUPERMAN BATMAN #67 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
THUNDERBOLTS #139
TRANSFORMERS BUMBLEBEE #1
TRANSFORMERS ONGOING #2
ULTIMATE COMICS ARMOR WARS #3 (OF 4)
VENGEANCE OF MOON KNIGHT #4
WHAT IF DAREDEVIL VS ELEKTRA
WORLD OF WARCRAFT SPECIAL #1
X-FACTOR #200
X-FORCE #22 XN
X-MEN LEGACY #230


Click here for the complete list!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Overlord Attack!


Warn the sentries! Barricade the doors! Fearsome Overlord Edric d'Ilchant has arrived at Curious Comics Hillside! With his loyal Verdatha Steed Embersmane and his fastness of Castle Lorath, d'Ilchant was one of the last Overlord Challenges to be produced by AEG before the license for the Warlord CCG went to Phoenix Interactive. Is he tough? Sure! Well supplied? You bet! Unbeatable? We'll see...

The rules are simple: challenge the Overlord, beat the Overlord, win the Overlord and his cards! (It goes without saying that everlasting fame and universal acclaim also go along with such a victory.) As of Friday December 11, Edric joins Helena Dascum taking open challenges at the weekly Warlord CCG event in the game room at Curious Comics Hillside. New players welcome; demo decks, friendly opponents and prizes will be on hand for all. You wouldn't want to miss out on that, would you? Of course not! See you there!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Top Pick of the Week!

Spice & Wolf: Novel Series Volume One

In the Middle Ages, Europe is still haunted by pagan traditions... and even though the Catholic Church has mostly managed to banish the myths and stories and rituals with which the folk of the countryside have lived for centuries, some of those ancient powers still live on in the fields and the forests of old.

One such power is Holo, Wolf Goddess of the Harvest. Years ago, she entered into a bargain with the townsfolk of a tiny farming village, to help ensure a good wheat season... and now, ages later, she is still here - even though after countless generations the townsfolk have almost entirely forgotten about her, dismissing her as an ancient heathen superstition. Lonely and looking for a way to return to her ancestral lands in the faraway North, Holo stumbles upon Lawrence Kraft, a young traveling merchant just beginning to make a real success of his chosen career. Offering her unusual powers as a goddess in exchange for safe transport, the wild and tempermental Holo and the pragmatic and stable Lawrence join forces to travel across a changing Europe together - encountering religious intolerance, criminal conspiracies and strange adventures along the way!

Isuna Hasakura's Spice & Wolf is the latest triple threat coming out of the entertainment world of Japan, having racked up success and praise as a best-selling novel series, a hit anime, and a fan-favourite manga series before coming to English audiences. This week we see the arrival of the first volume in the novel series from Yen Press, with the release of the new lower-priced first season of the anime series on DVD expected later this month and the debut of the English language translation of the manga series some time next year.

Easily one of the most clever Japanese entertainment franchises in recent memory, Spice & Wolf delivers a complex and unique fantasy world that never once underestimates the intelligence or imagination of its audience. Highly recommended!

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Arriving Today @ Curious Comics!

ACTION COMICS #884
ADVENTURE COMICS #5 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #614
BATGIRL #5
BLACK WIDOW DEADLY ORIGIN #2 (OF 4)
BOOSTER GOLD #27 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
BPRD WAR ON FROGS #4 (OF 4)
DARK X-MEN #2 (OF 5)
DAYTRIPPER #1 (OF 10) (MR)
DC HOLIDAY SPECIAL 2009 #1
DEADPOOL #18
DOOM PATROL #5 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
EX MACHINA TP VOL 08 DIRTY TRICKS (MR)
GHOST RIDERS HEAVENS ON FIRE #5 (OF 6)
GHOSTBUSTERS PAST PRESENT FUTURE (ONE SHOT)
INCREDIBLE HULK #605
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #21
NATION X #1 (OF 4)
NEW AVENGERS ANNUAL #3
PILOT SEASON MURDERER #1
PUNISHERMAX #2 (MR)
REALM OF KINGS IMPERIAL GUARD #2 (OF 5)
REBELS #11 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
RED ROBIN #7
SECRET SIX #16
SPIDER-MAN AND SECRET WARS #1 (OF 4)
STAR WARS CLONE WARS #11
SWORD (MARVEL) #2
TERRY MOORES ECHO #17
TITANS #20
UNWRITTEN #8 (MR)
WALKING DEAD #68 (MR)
WAR MACHINE #12
WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #3
WHAT IF WORLD WAR HULK
WIZARD MAGAZINE #220
X NECROSHA GATHERING XN
X-MEN FOREVER #13
X-MEN NOIR MARK OF CAIN #1 (OF 4)
YOTSUBA & ! GN VOL 07

Click here for the complete list!

Friday, December 4, 2009

First Read of the Week!


Fall of the Hulks #1


Long before the rise of Norman Osborn's Cabal, there was the Intelligencia - a secret group of the most brilliant minds of the Marvel Universe, unfettered by concerns of morality and united by the common goal of creating a depository of all the hidden knowledge in the world... for their own private exploitation, naturally. Their ranks consist of a who's-who of evil geniuses... The Leader, the Red Ghost, the Wizard, the Mad Thinker, Egghead, MO.D.O.K., and Victor Von Doom. Together they move behind the scenes of the greatest conflicts - the Secret War, the Superhuman Civil War, World War Hulk and more - manipulating events, taking advantage of the outcomes for their own purposes... until the ambitions of one member of the group requires the elimination of the others!

I went into this special one-shot issue fearing the worst... lately the Hulk books have been a little too light on story for my liking, and at first glance this looked to be more of the same. Instead, writer Jeff Parker has delivered a surprisingly solid book, using this issue to connect the dots for the upcoming Fall of the Hulks event -- even while packing a lot more story and character development in one single issue than regular Hulk readers have seen in ages. Artist Paul Pelletier never disappoints, and here he reminds us once again why he's one of Marvel's top artists -- every panel on every page is a treat.

It's good to see both Parker and Pelletier listed among the creators working on the various Fall of the Hulks tie-ins... hopefully the main event is as fun as the prologue!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Gah!

What a terrible way to start your day! Oh, wait - it has something to do with a miniatures game, so that's all right then.

This creepy little critter is our first look at the much-anticipated new Undead Army coming soon for the Kings of War, the very affordable series of high-quality plastic miniatures from the crafty folks at Mantic Games. Good for miniatures combat games, RPGs or just freaking people out on blogs!

We still have a little while to wait though... these unholy forces from beyond the grave won't hit store shelves until next year - which gives you some time to finish up painting your Elven Army, so that works out nicely.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Arriving Today @ Curious Comics!

ALIENS #4 (OF 4)
ANITA BLAKE LC EXECUTIONER #2 (OF 5) (MR)
BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #38
BATMAN THE UNSEEN #5 (OF 5)
BLACK WIDOW AND MARVEL GIRLS #1 (OF 4)
BLACKEST NIGHT THE FLASH #1 (OF 3)
BLACKEST NIGHT WONDER WOMAN #1 (OF 3)
BLEACH TP VOL 29
BOYS #37 (MR)
CINDERELLA FROM FABLETOWN WITH LOVE #2 (OF 6) (MR)
DARK AVENGERS ANNUAL #1
DARK TOWER BATTLE OF JERICHO HILL #1 (OF 5)
DEADPOOL TEAM-UP #898
DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP #6 (OF 24)
EMPOWERED ONE SHOT (MR)
FALL OF HULKS ALPHA
GI JOE #12
GLAMOURPUSS #10
HAUNT #3
HOUSE OF MYSTERY #20 (MR)
IRON MAN REQUIEM
IRON MAN VS WHIPLASH #1 (OF 4)
JACK OF FABLES #40 (MR)
JONAH HEX #50
JSA ALL STARS #1
KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #156
LEGEND OF ZELDA GN VOL 08
LOBO HIGHWAY TO HELL #2 (OF 2)
MARVELS PROJECT #4 (OF 8)
NOVA #32
PSYLOCKE #2 (OF 4)
SIEGE CABAL
SPIDER-MAN NOIR EYES WITHOUT A FACE #1 (OF 4)
STRANGE #2 (OF 4)
SUPERMAN WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON #10 (OF 12)
SWEET TOOTH #4 (MR)
TALISMAN ROAD OF TRIALS #2
THOR #604
ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #5
UNCANNY X-MEN #518
WARLORD #9
WHAT IF SECRET INVASION
X-FORCE ANNUAL #1
YELLOW II GN VOL 01 (OF 3) (MR)


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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thor Summons Thee!

You wouldn't say 'no' to Thor would you? Of course not! Thor, Odin, Sif and the rest of the Asgardians could use a hand dealing with the likes of Loki, Hela and the other forces of Ragnarok - as embodied in Heroclix form, that is. Every Saturday at 12 Noon at Curious Comics Hillside, cosmic forces clash, dice are rolled and the fate of the universe is decided. But it's not all explosions, fisticuffs and drama - there are great Limited Edition Heroclix prizes, as well!

Our regular Heroclix events are always free to all participants! Players of all skill levels welcome; we'll have plenty of demo armies on hand for new players to borrow & try out. Don't keep Thor waiting... ask a Curious Comics staff member for more information today!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Saturday Morning Cartoons!

Angelic Layer Episode One


Junior High School student Misaki has just discovered the world of Angelic Layer - a hugely popular competition where players set their own custom-built robotic toys against others in public tournaments. Her interest in the game will help Misaki make new friends and face new challenges... as well as uncover a profound series of secrets about her own past, all hidden in the heart of the Angelic Layer arena!

The much-loved CLAMP team of manga creators - the incredibly talented people behind Magic Knight Rayearth, Chobits, Cardcaptor Sakura and XXXHolic, among others - knock it out of the park once again with Angelic Layer. Like Chobits, there is a little something here for everyone; a bright, fast-moving storyline that deftly encompasses conspiracy, robot battles, high-school drama and a family of strong characters. And now thanks to the folks at the Anime News Network you can click on over to their website and check out the online streaming library of Angelic Layer episodes - free, gratis, and for nothing! Of course, if you get tired of watching the series in the confines of your computing environment, you can always head on down to your local Curious Comics and check out the Angelic Layer DVD Complete Series Box Set.

So, what are you waiting for? Those cartoons won't watch themselves! Get clicking!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Pathfinder Miniatures!

The first wave of Pathfinder Miniatures has arrived at Curious Comics Hillside! Now you can add that little extra touch of verisimilitude to your campaign by fielding goblins that actually look like those crazy little critters you run into playing the Pathfinder Adventure Path series of modules. But of course it's not all goblins; look for more monsters, creeps, weirdos and all-new dynamic sculpts of your favourite Iconic Characters!

And, before long... the Pathfinder Red Dragon!!

Cool beans! Keep your eyes on the Reaper Miniatures rack at Curious Comics!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

First Read of the Week!

Guardians of the Galaxy #20

In the wake of a series of traumatic events, Moondragon is more than a little worse for wear, and the strain is definitely beginning to show. She's lost so much in the cosmos-shattering events shaking the Marvel Universe at large over the last couple of years - is she about to lose what little she has left?

Two of the most talented writers in mainstream comics, Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, continue to deliver the goods in a book that has been reliably enjoyable since its launch just under two years ago. In a comic book landscape dominated by seemingly endless tie-ins that have only the most peripheral of content connections with the umbrella event of the day, Guardians and its related titles have formed a nice safe island of story-driven books that rarely disappoint. Even though this issue is touted as part of the greater Realm of Kings storyline, new readers should have no trouble getting up to speed. Highly recommended!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Arriving Today @ Curious Comics!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #613
ARCHIE #603
ARKHAM REBORN #2 (OF 3)
ASTONISHING X-MEN TP VOL 05 GHOST BOX
AVENGERS INITIATIVE #30
BLACKEST NIGHT #5 (OF 8)
BLOOD ENERGY POTION
BOYS TP VOL 05 HEROGASM (MR)
CHEW #6 (MR)
CHEW TP VOL 01 (MR)
CRIMINAL SINNERS #2 (MR)
DARK AVENGERS ARES #2 (OF 3)
DARK TOWER FALL OF GILEAD #6 (OF 6)
DARK WOLVERINE #80
DETECTIVE COMICS #859
FANTASTIC FOUR #573
GI JOE ORIGINS #9
GOON (OSW) #33
GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #6
GREEN LANTERN #48 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
HALO HELLJUMPER #5 (OF 5) (MR)
HULK #17
I AM LEGION #6 (OF 6) (MR)
IMAGE UNITED #1 (OF 6)
IMMORTAL WEAPONS #5 (OF 5)
INCOGNITO TP (MR)
INCREDIBLE HERCULES #138
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #20
JUSTICE LEAGUE CRY FOR JUSTICE #5 (OF 7)
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #39 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #33
NEW AVENGERS #59
NEW MUTANTS #7 XN
POWERS #1 (MR)
PREVIEWS #255
QUEEN SONJA #2
SECRET WARRIORS #10
SON OF HULK #17
SPIDER-MAN CLONE SAGA #3 (OF 6)
STAR WARS LEGACY #42
SUPERMAN #694
SUPERMAN SECRET ORIGIN #3 (OF 6)
TEEN TITANS #77 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
THOR GIANT SIZE FINALE (BY JMS) #1
TRANSFORMERS TALES O/T FALLEN #4 (OF 5)
ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS #4
UNCANNY X-MEN #517
WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #2
WONDER WOMAN #38
X-MEN FOREVER #12

Click here for the complete list!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

To Battle!

Your dungeon will never be the same! Yes, folks... it's the first two members of the Legion of Justice (and Caeke), Reaper Miniatures' limited series of four ultra-cutesy fantasy adventure characters benefiting the Child's Play Charity. Look for them on the shelves of your friendly neighbourhood Curious Comics starting this week!





Saturday, November 21, 2009

Hammer of Thor!

The long wait for Heroclix fans is over at last - the new set, Hammer of Thor, is on the shelves at your friendly neighbourhood Curious Comics! So far, this powerful new set has wowed pretty much everyone; great sculpts, nicely painted minis, and a wide array of powerful characters make this one a winner.

And now that Heroclix is back in production, that means tournaments are back as well! Swing by Curious Comics Hillside on Saturdays at 12 Noon and jump in on the game. Rare collectible Limited Edition Heroclix figures are up for grabs for both the top player and the Fellowship player! Ask a staff member for more info.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Bring It!

One of the more inventive aspects of the official Organized Play Program for the Warlord CCG has always been the Overlord Challenge program. At the end of certain sanctioned tournaments, players have the chance to face off against a powerful Overlord deck... if a player wins against the Overlord, it's his to keep! But if the Overlord wins, the next player in line gets a shot - and the deck makes its way through the players at the event until the Overlord defeats everyone, or someone defeats the Overlord.

Produced toward the end of the Warlord CCG's lifespan at AEG and never unleashed on players in a challenge format, Overlord Helena Dascum was one of the harder-to-find Overlord characters in the game... until now that is! Starting Friday November 20 and continuing every Friday night until the end of the year, Helena will be answering challenges at Curious Comics Hillside! Come in, play a few games, and test your mettle against Helena... you never know, you might walk away with your own copy of the Overlord!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

The New Face of Reaper's Warlord

The folks at Reaper Miniatures have not allowed the grass to grow under their collective feet in the months since the release of the 2nd Edition of their fast-paced skirmish game, Warlord... instead, they have drafted their most talented sculptors to put a new face on the game with a steady stream of impressive new figures for all factions. But you don't have to take my word for it; check 'em out for yourself! Here's a look at 14553: Arthrand Nightblade, Elf Sergeant; 14560: Kavorgh, Black Orc Warlord ; 14552: Sylph; and 14575: Tierdeleira, Dark Elf Priestess. Cool, no? Cool, yes! Visit the Reaper Minis website for more!





Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Arriving Today @ Curious Comics!

ADVENTURE COMICS #4 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #612
ANGEL ONLY HUMAN #4 (OF 4)
AZRAEL #2
BATMAN STREETS OF GOTHAM #6
BATMAN THE UNSEEN #4 (OF 5)
BRAVE AND THE BOLD #29
CONAN THE CIMMERIAN #16
COWBOY NINJA VIKING #2 (MR)
DARK AVENGERS #11
DARK REIGN LIST AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ONE-SHOT
DEADPOOL MERC WITH A MOUTH #5
DR HORRIBLE ONE SHOT (OSW)
FLASH REBIRTH #5 (OF 6)
FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST TP VOL 21
INCREDIBLE HULK #604
JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA 80 PAGE GIANT #1
MIGHTY AVENGERS #31
OUTSIDERS #24 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
PHONOGRAM 2 #5 (OF 7) SINGLES CLUB (MR)
PLUTO URASAWA X TEZUKA GN VOL 06
REALM OF KINGS
REALM OF KINGS INHUMANS #1 (OF 5)
SPIDER-WOMAN #3
STAND SOUL SURVIVORS #2 (OF 5)
STAR TREK TNG GHOSTS #1
STAR WARS KNIGHTS OLD REPUBLIC #47
SUPERGIRL #47
SUPERMAN BATMAN #66 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
TALISMAN ROAD OF TRIALS #1
TERRY MOORES ECHO #16
THUNDERBOLTS #138
TRANSFORMERS ONGOING #1
VICTORIAN UNDEAD #1 (OF 6)
WAR MACHINE #11
WOLVERINE ORIGINS #42
WOLVERINE WEAPON X #7
WORLD OF WARCRAFT #25
X-MEN LEGACY #229

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Michael Moorcock to write Dr Who!


Legendary fantasy novelist Michael Moorcock - author of hundreds of best-selling and genre-defining novels, among them Elric of Melnibone, the Chronicles of Corum, the Hawkmoon books, and many many more - seems set to write an original novel for the new Dr Who franchise.


In a post on his website, Mr Moorcock describes his longtime interest in the Who series, the many times he's been approached to write for the show, and why it worked out this time around. Interestingly, he also mentions his awareness of the Who series adopting many of the basic concepts of his novels, and how consequently writing for Who will not be much of a stretch.

As Mr Moorcock is one of my favourite writers, the news that he's set to inject a little of his particular brand of relentless originality into the Who-niverse is very welcome... but as the book is scheduled for release in December of 2010, we've got something of a wait on our hands. In the meantime, check out any of Mr Moorcock's recently re-released Elric of Melnibone collections, and/or the considerable library of Dr Who novels from BBC Books... all conveniently available at your friendly neighbourhood Curious Comics!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Saturday Morning Cartoons!

Galaxy Express 999: Episode One

In the distant future, young orphan Tetsuro is suddenly given a shot at achieving his dream of escaping dystopian Earth by a beautiful and mysterious stranger named Maetel - who offers him a ticket for the incredible interplanetary passenger train, the famous Galaxy Express 999. Tetsuro jumps at the chance, and soon Tetsuro and Maetel are traveling through the stars, meeting a wide array of strange people on wild journeys of their own. But it isn't long before Tetsuro discovers that Maetel isn't exactly telling him the whole truth about her past or her motives in helping him. What has Maetel really planned for Tetsuro, and can he hope to survive it?

From legendary anime and manga master Leiji Matsumoto comes one of the classics of the sci-fi genre, Galaxy Express 999! First broadcast in Japan in the late 1970s, GE999 was one of the first anime series to find a global audience... and now, thanks to those clever people at Anime News Network, you can watch the entire run of GE999 online! Fast, free and perfectly legal. What could be better? Get clicking!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Friday Night Fight!

You work hard all week, and come the weekend you just want to blow off a little steam - and is there a better way to do it than by beating the tar out of your buddies? Of course not! Well, the Warlord CCG understands, and is there for you.

Inspired by the world's most popular RPG, Warlord is a d20-based fantasy combat game where players build their own custom army with their choice of fighters, wizards, rogues or clerics from factions like Elves, Dwarves, or the Free Kingdoms. Now available in ready-to-play sets, it's never been easier to jump in the game.

Stop by Curious Comics Hillside on any Friday night and give the fan-favourite Warlord CCG a shot - the game takes just minutes to learn, and you'll be in the melee swinging your two-handed sword around before you know it. Decks, rules, friendly opponents and free prize cards will be on hand. See you there!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Arriving Today (Thursday) @ Curious Comics!

ACTION COMICS #883
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #611
ANGEL #27
BATGIRL #4
BATMAN #693
BATMAN AND ROBIN #6
BATMAN DOC SAVAGE SPECIAL #1
BOOSTER GOLD #26 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
BPRD 1947 #5 (OF 5)
CABLE #20
DAREDEVIL #502
DARK X-MEN #1 (OF 5)
DEADPOOL #17
DMZ #47 (MR)
DOCTOR WHO ELECTRONIC SONIC SCREWDRIVER
DR WHO MAGAZINE #414
FABLES #90 (MR)
GI JOE #11
GI JOE MOVIE SNAKE EYES #2
GREEN ARROW BLACK CANARY #26
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #42 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
HELLBOY WILD HUNT #8 (OF 8)
JSA VS KOBRA #6 (OF 6)
PHONOGRAM 2 #5 (OF 7) SINGLES CLUB (MR)
PUNISHERMAX #1 (MR)
REALM OF KINGS IMPERIAL GUARD #1 (OF 5)
REBELS #10 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
RED ROBIN #6
STAND AMERICAN NIGHTMARES PREM HC
STAR TREK ROMULANS SCHISM #3
STAR WARS CLONE WARS #10
STAR WARS PURGE SECONDS TO DIE ONE SHOT
STRANGE #1 (OF 4)
SWORD #1 (MARVEL)
TANK GIRL SKIDMARKS #1 (OF 4)
TITANS #19
TRANSFORMERS CONTINUUM (ONE-SHOT)
TSUBASA GN VOL 24
UNWRITTEN #7 (MR)
USAGI YOJIMBO HC YOKAI
VENGEANCE OF MOON KNIGHT #3
WALKING DEAD #67 (MR)
X-FORCE #21
X-MEN FOREVER #11

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Remembrance Day Hours

Just a quick reminder -- Curious Comics will be open on Remembrance Day (Wednesday November 11) from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM. This week's new comic shipment will arrive on Thursday November 12.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Kings of War!

The easiest way to increase your collection of battle-ready miniatures has arrived! The first wave of the Kings of War, a new series of plastic miniatures from Mantic Games, features an array of armoured infantry, spearmen, archers, heralds, beasts, commanders, war machines, and even dead and injured soldiers - all fully customizable to your army's requirements. Best of all, the Kings of War line won't put a strain on your wallet... penny for penny, these are some of the most affordable gaming minis on the market. Drop by your friendly neighbourhood Curious Comics and check them out for yourself!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

First Read of the Week!

Age of Reptiles: The Journey #1

Dawn breaks over a sprawling forest in the Cretaceous... a dawn far colder than its peaceful, forest-dwelling herbivores can comfortably tolerate. The weather is changing, and it's time for the able-bodied to migrate south; but the trek is a dangerous one even when massive herds band together, for while there is safety in numbers, numbers also draw attention, and the carnivores -- including a ferocious Tyrannosaurus Rex -- are moving in!

After a hiatus of waaay too many years, Richard Delgado returns to his Eisner Award-winning series, Age of Reptiles. Told entirely in pictures, Delgado's evocative art draws the reader in and keeps him suspended in the life and death struggles of the creatures that dominated the Earth in aeons past. A treat for comics fans of all ages by an acknowledged master of the genre!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Arriving Today @ Curious Comics!

AIR GEAR GN VOL 14 (MR) (C: 0-1-2)
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #610
ASSAULT ON NEW OLYMPUS
ASTONISHING X-MEN #32
BATMAN THE UNSEEN #3 (OF 5)
BATMAN WIDENING GYRE #3 (OF 6)
BLACK WIDOW DEADLY ORIGIN #1 (OF 4)
BOYS #36 (MR)
BOYS HEROGASM #6 (OF 6) (MR)
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #30 ADAM HUGHES CVR
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #30 JEANTY CVR
CAPTAIN AMERICA REBORN #4 (OF 6)
CINDERELLA FROM FABLETOWN WITH LOVE #1 (OF 6) (MR)
CONAN THE CIMMERIAN #15
D GRAY MAN GN VOL 15 (MR) (C: 1-0-1)
DEADPOOL TEAM-UP #899
DOOM PATROL #4 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
END LEAGUE #9 (OF 9)
GEARS OF WAR #10 (MR)
GHOST RIDERS HEAVENS ON FIRE #4 (OF 6)
HAUNT #2
HOUSE OF MYSTERY #19 (MR)
IMMORTAL WEAPONS #4 (OF 5)
JONAH HEX #49
KILL AUDIO #2 (OF 6)
KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #155
LOBO HIGHWAY TO HELL #1 (OF 2)
MARVEL ZOMBIES EVIL EVOLUTION
MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ #1 (OF 8)
NANA TP VOL 19 (MR) (C: 1-0-1)
NEGIMA GN VOL 24 (MR) (C: 0-1-2)
NOVA #31
OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB TP VOL 13 (C: 1-0-1)
PROJECT SUPERPOWERS CHAPTER TWO #4
PSYLOCKE #1 (OF 4)
SECRET SIX #15
STAR WARS INVASION #5 (OF 5) (C: 1-0-0)
STRANGE TALES #3 (OF 3) (MR)
SUPERMAN WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON #9 (OF 12)
SWEET TOOTH #3 (MR)
TORCH #3 (OF 8)
TSUBASA GN VOL 23 (C: 0-1-2)
ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #4
VAMPIRE KNIGHT TP VOL 08 (C: 1-0-1)
WARLORD #8
WITCHFINDER IN THE SERVICE OF ANGELS #5 (OF 5)
X-MEN ORIGINS ICEMAN
X-MEN VS AGENTS OF ATLAS #2 (OF 2)
XXXHOLIC GN VOL 14 (C: 0-1-2)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

My Name is Legion, For I Am Arcane

Arcane Legions is the new fast-paced miniatures combat game from the minds behind Mechwarrior, Mage-Knight, Pirates and Heroclix - and, just like those other games, Legions is fast, fun, affordable, and ready to play straight out of the box!
In short, Arcane Legions the only fantasy miniatures combat game for the casual gamer currently on the market. So if your schedule doesn't allow for painting dozens of minis in preparation for a weekly game night, stop by Curious Comics Hillside on any Friday evening and give Arcane Legions a test run!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Trick or Treat!

It's that time of year again - when ghost and goblins and spooky critters run around demanding candy, and parents lie awake at night, suffering cold sweats while calculating the impending dentist bills. But it's not all tooth decay - you can rot your mind too! This Hallowe'en, swing by your friendly neighbourhood Curious Comics for a fistful of free Hallowe'en comics. Choose from a Casper the Friendly Ghost/Little Lulu double feature, Popeye, Archie, and Star Wars.

Have a safe and fun Hallowe'en from Curious Comics!

Thor, Thou Hast Thy Father Much Offended

Wow, this upcoming Thor movie from Marvel is just looking better and better! This morning's big news - Academy Award-winning actor Anthony Hopkins is set to step into Odin Allfather's iron-girded boots for the big show. Hopkins joins Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston (as Loki... presumably the male version), Chris Hemsworth (the Big T himself) and director Kenneth Branagh - that's what you call an all-star cast and crew, right there. A world away from Thor's last live-action appearance... which is probably best left forgotten, actually.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Margot Kidder Coming to the Victoria Comic-Con!

Accomplished actress Margot Kidder - instantly recognizable to millions of fans as the quintessential Lois Lane from the 1978 Superman film, as well as the star of one of the classics of the creepy film genre, the original The Amityville Horror - has signed on to join the other stars of Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Buck Rogers and more at this year's Victoria Comic Convention!

As if you needed another reason to go! Got your ticket yet? If not, stop by your friendly neighbourhood Curious Comics and correct the situation ASAP!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Arriving Today @ Curious Comics!

ABE SAPIEN ONE SHOT (OSW)
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN PRESENTS ANTI VENOM #2 (OF 3)
ANITA BLAKE LC EXECUTIONER #1 (OF 5) (MR)
ARKHAM REBORN #1 (OF 3)
ARTEMIS FOWL GN VOL 02 ARCTIC INCIDENT
ASTRO CITY ASTRA SPECIAL #2 (OF 2)
AVENGERS INITIATIVE #29
BATMAN #692
BLACKEST NIGHT #4 (OF 8)
BLACKEST NIGHT TITANS #3 (OF 3)
BPRD TP VOL 11 BLACK GODDESS
DARK AVENGERS ARES #1 (OF 3)
DARK REIGN LIST PUNISHER ONE SHOT
DARK REIGN LIST WOLVERINE ONE SHOT
DETECTIVE COMICS #858
DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP #5 (OF 24)
FANTASTIC FOUR #572
GEN 13 #32
GFT HALLOWEEN SPECIAL 2009
GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #5
GREEN LANTERN #47 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
GROO HOGS OF HORDER #1 (OF 4)
HALO HELLJUMPER #4 (OF 5) (MR)
HULK #16
INCREDIBLE HERCULES #137
JACK OF FABLES #39 (MR)
JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #32
NEW AVENGERS #58
NEW MUTANTS #6
NOVA #30
PET SHOP OF HORRORS TOKYO GN VOL 06 (MR)
PREDATOR #3 (OF 4)
PREVIEWS #254 NOVEMBER 2009
PUNISHER #10
QUEEN SONJA #1
SECRET WARRIORS #9
SON OF HULK #16
SPIDER-MAN CLONE SAGA #2 (OF 6)
STAR WARS KNIGHTS O/T OLD REPUBLIC TP VOL 07
STAR WARS LEGACY #41
SUPERMAN #693
SUPERMAN SECRET ORIGIN #2 (OF 6)
TEEN TITANS #76
TRANSMETROPOLITAN TP VOL 04 THE NEW SCUM NEW PTG (MR)
ULTIMATE COMICS ARMOR WARS #2 (OF 4)
ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS #3
WAR MACHINE #10
WIZARD MAGAZINE #218
WOLVERINE HC OLD MAN LOGAN
WOLVERINE WEAPON X #6
WORLDS FINEST #1 (OF 4)
X NECROSHA
X-FACTOR #50
X-FORCE #20
X-MEN FOREVER #10

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

What did you do, Ray?!

Ah, the good old days, roasting marshmallows around the fire at Camp Anaconda. Mr Staypuft wouldn't do anything to hurt us... would he?

Now you can bring the gelatinous menace of the Staypuft Marshmallow Man -- as conceived of by somewhat dopey Ghostbuster Ray Venkman and brought to murderous sticky-sweet life by the genocidal demon Gozer -- to the comfort of your own home! And you don't even need to strap an unlicensed nuclear accelerator on your back. Just head down to your friendly neighbourhood Curious Comics and grab the first in the new series of Ghostbusters piggy banks off the shelf -- what could be easier?

Monday, October 26, 2009

Hallowe'en Countdown: Top Spooky Books #1!

Hallowe'en is right around the corner -- and to help you get in the mood, over the next few days Curious Comics will be counting down the Top 5 Spooky Books to help you make this October as creepy as possible!

Top Hallowe'en Books #1: Hideyuki Kikuchi's Vampire Hunter D

The year is 12,090 AD, and the remnants of humanity are still crawling out of the ashes of war and destruction. But in this new world, it is no longer mankind that rules -- vampires, hidden in the shadows of civilization for long centuries, now dominate the ruined Earth, consuming or recruiting their human prey as they see fit. Cast back into a virtual Dark Age, powerless human villagers cower in fear, hoping and praying for a savior to rid them of their undying nightmare...

Enter the mysterious individual known only as D. Completely unlike anyone else stalking the radioactive wastelands, D is a proficient and deadly warrior, seemingly ageless, cursed with a parasitic demon locked onto the palm of his right hand... but he is also something more. Something hideously powerful, something that terrifies his vampiric prey. Is it possible that D is somehow connected to the most powerful vampire in history...? And if he is, why has he turned his back on his own kind, refusing to rule this horrible new world as the King of the Vampires?

The essential elements of the classic vampire story are given a Japanese twist in Hideyuki Kikuchi's long-running series of Vampire Hunter D novels -- each featuring evocative illustrations by master artist Yoshitaka Amano. Inspiring both a pair of anime films and a new series of manga books by Saiko Takaki, fans looking for an unusual new twist on the vampire mythos need look no further -- this is your new favourite horror franchise!

That brings us to the end of our Best Books for Hallowe'en Countdown -- hopefully there was something in our top 5 that will help your October 31 be extra creepy this year. Happy trick-or-treating!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Hallowe'en Countdown: Top Spooky Books #2!

Hallowe'en is right around the corner -- and to help you get in the mood, over the next few days Curious Comics will be counting down the Top 5 Spooky Books to help you make this October as creepy as possible!

Top Hallowe'en Books #2: Magic Trixie

Witches, ghosts, vampires, werewolves, mummies... sounds like the perfect all-ages book as long as Jill Thompson is involved! And Magic Trixie is exactly that -- the sweet, funny, and instantly endearing adventures of young witch Trixie and all her spooky friends. Brought to vivid life on the page by the incredibly skilled Thompson, every page of Trixie delivers stunning art wrapped around accessible stories with real heart. Highly recommended!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Saturday Morning Cartoons: Spooky Edition!


Death Note: Episode 01

Meet Light Yagami, a brilliant but bored high school student whose life is changed when he finds the Death Note -- a uniquely powerful notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami, or god of death, named Ryuk. When Light discovers that any human whose name is written in the book dies, he vows to use its power to rid the world of evil... but every action has its consequences, and Light soon finds himself in a life or death battle of wits with the mysterious genius detective called L.

If you haven't yet checked out the fan-favourite supernatural anime series Death Note, then here's the perfect chance -- those brain-boxes at Anime News Network have thoughtfully put up several episodes of the TV series, uncut and subtitled, on their free (and legal!) streaming video service. Of course, when you get tired of watching the series on your computer, Curious Comics carries a full range of Death Note DVDs and manga books just waiting to be added to your library. Cool, no?

Friday, October 23, 2009

Hallowe'en Countdown: Top Spooky Books #3!

Hallowe'en is right around the corner -- and to help you get in the mood, over the next few days Curious Comics will be counting down the Top 5 Spooky Books to help you make this October as creepy as possible!

Top Hallowe'en Books #3: Bernie Wrightson's Frankenstein

A genius scientist seeking to rewrite the laws that govern life itself. The tortured and conflicted creature brought into this world by his creator's efforts. The terrible destiny they both share...

It's been almost two centuries since it was first published, and nearly everyone on Earth is familiar with Mary Shelley's groundbreaking science-fiction/horror tale Frankenstein -- as well as the many interpretations and reinventions the story has enjoyed over the years. Among the most vivid of these is horror master Bernie Wrightson's illustrated version of Frankenstein; a favourite of fans and critics since its original publication in 1983, it has been long unavailable to new readers... until now, that is!

Thanks to Dark Horse, this unique vision of one of the cornerstones of speculative literature is available once again, in an outstanding high-quality hardcover edition. The perfect treat for the discerning reader this Hallowe'en season!

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