Friday, May 29, 2009

Spotlight on June 3 Arrivals


BATMAN AND ROBIN #1
Written by Grant Morrison

Art and cover by Frank Quitely


"Batman Reborn" begins here! With the reunited team of Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely (ALL-STAR SUPERMAN, WE3, New X-Men), this first issue kicks off a 3-part story arc that can't be missed! The new Dynamic Duo hit the streets with a bang in their new flying Batmobile as they face off against an assemblage of villains called the Circus of Strange. They also tackle their first mission investigating a child who's been abducted by the mysterious Domino Killer. But will everything go smoothly? And who exactly are the new Batman and Robin? The newest era of The Dark Knight begins here!


Everyone who pre-ordered Batman & Robin by May 28 will get their copy FREE!



BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: TALES OF THE VAMPIRES

Becky Cloonan (W), Vasilis Lolos (A), Dave Stewart (C), Jo Chen (Cover), and
Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon (Cover)

In a small town in Massachusetts, a young man named Jacob goes about his day as usual-wakes early, eats breakfast with his mom, and heads to school. He's a hard worker and a reliable friend to Alexia, an athletic and headstrong young woman. But at night Jacob likes to cut loose at the local arcade, where he's befriended a reckless gang of vampires who enjoy drinking his blood. Jacob craves the high and the easy escape from the monotony of his life that this "bloodletting" provides. Enter the mysterious and sultry May, who can help Jacob leave those high-school days behind-that is, if Alexia doesn't stop her first. From the 2008 Eisner winners of the graphic novel 5 and the creators of Pixu!

Curious Comics has partnered with ComiXology to bring you pictures and descriptions of ALL our weekly arrivals. Check out our newly revamped NEW THIS WEEK page for details.


Thursday, May 28, 2009

Holy Smokes!


After all these years, will perpetual ditherer Archie Andrews finally take the plunge and propose to Veronica Lodge? It certainly looks like it from here! But what about Betty? Will Archie still have time to hang out with Juggy once he's hitched? Will the reception be held at Pop's Diner? Will Mr Lodge manage to make it through the big day without his head exploding? Will the security guards at the wedding successfully manage to keep Reggie off the property?

Coming this September from movie producer Michael Uslan and longtime Archie Comics illustrator Stan Goldberg, Archie #600 promises to deliver the landmark story Riverdale fans have been wondering about since day one! Forget the Death of Superman, the Hulk turning red, Superboy punching the walls of time or Jarvis the Butler turning out to be a dirty rotten Skrull -- this is the story people will remember in one hundred years' time!

Ask how you can reserve your own copy -- or five -- at your friendly neighbourhood Curious Comics!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Arriving Today @ Curious Comics!

ALIENS #1 (OF 4)
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #595 (DKR)
AVENGERS INITIATIVE #24 (DKR)
AVENGERS INVADERS #11 (OF 12)
BATMAN IN BARCELONA DRAGONS KNIGHT
CONAN TP VOL 07 CIMMERIA
DARK REIGN ELEKTRA #3 (OF 5) (DKR)
DARK REIGN HOOD #1 (OF 5) (DKR)
DR WHO MAGAZINE #408
FINAL CRISIS AFTERMATH INK #1 (OF 6)
GARTH ENNIS BATTLEFIELDS TANKIES #2 (MR)
GHOST RIDER #35
GLAMOURPUSS #7
GOTHAM GAZETTE #1 BATMAN ALIVE
GREEN LANTERN #41
IGNITION CITY #3 (OF 5) (MR)
IMMORTAL IRON FIST #26
INCREDIBLE HERCULES #129
JANS ATOMIC HEART (MR)
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #33
JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #27
LAST DAYS OF ANIMAL MAN #1 (OF 6)
LITERALS #2 (OF 3) (MR)
MOON KNIGHT #30
MOUSE GUARD WINTER 1152 #6 (OF 6)
NEW AVENGERS #53 (DKR)
NOVA #25
PREVIEWS #249 JUNE 2009
RED SONJA #44
SPIDER-MAN SHORT HALLOWEEN
STAND AMERICAN NIGHTMARES #3 (OF 5)
STAR WARS CLONE WARS TP VOL 03 WIND RAIDERS TALORAAN
STAR WARS LEGACY #36 RENEGADE
STARCRAFT #1
SUPERMAN #688
TEEN TITANS #71
TRANSFORMERS REVENGE O/T FALLEN MOVIE ADAPT #2
TRINITY #52
ULTIMATE WOLVERINE VS HULK #6 (OF 6)
UNKNOWN SOLDIER #8 (MR)
WAR MACHINE #6
WIZARD MAG #213
WOLVERINE #72
WOLVERINE ORIGINS #36 (DKR)
WONDER WOMAN #32
WORLD OF WARCRAFT ASHBRINGER HC
X-FORCE #15 (XMW)
X-MEN LEGACY #224

Click here for the complete list!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Ack!

He got me... what a woild, what a woild...

Ahem. Just one of two new corpse markers coming soon to your gaming table, courtesy of -- who else? -- Reaper Miniatures. You're welcome.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Game On!

Polish up your best d20! Sharpen your favourite pencil! Make sure your character's miniature is wearing his lucky socks -- because the second Worldwide Dungeons & Dragons RPG Gameday of 2009 is upon us!

Featuring new material from the freshly minted Monster Manual 2, this Gameday will be your first opportunity to test your resilience against the best of the worst new critters the demented designers at Wizards of the Coast have concocted to make that treasure at the other end of the dungeon crawl just that much harder to reach.

Open to all comers and free to everyone, the Gameday will be taking over the play space at Curious Comics Hillside all day Saturday May 23. Bring your best game-on attitude and be ready to bust a few ugly heads! See you there!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Meanwhile, in Gotham City...


You've seen the signal sliding over the darkened skyscrapers of Gotham's crime-riddled downtown core, or perhaps scudding across the bottom of a handy passing pollution-heavy cloud -- but I'll bet you never expected to see the thing in your living room!

Courtesy of DC Direct and your friendly neighbourhood Curious Comics, you can give the dull old homestead a little electroshock treatment with this Batman Mini Neon Sign. Now all you need is a bronzed bust of William Shakespeare with a secret switch hidden in the neck... just don't blame us when a bat-eared caped crusader kicks down your door looking for trouble.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Arriving Today @ Curious Comics!

AGENTS OF ATLAS #5 DKR
AIR #9 (MR)
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #594
ANGEL #21
BATMAN BATTLE FOR THE COWL #1 (OF 3) 2ND PTG
BATMAN BATTLE FOR THE COWL #3 (OF 3)
BLACK TERROR #4
BOYS HEROGASM #1 (MR)
BRAVE AND THE BOLD #23
CAPTAIN AMERICA #50
DOCTOR WHO TIME MACHINATION
EX MACHINA #42 (MR)
FANTASTIC FOUR #566
FINAL CRISIS AFTERMATH DANCE #1 (OF 6)
FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST TP VOL 18
GEARS OF WAR #7 (MR)
GI JOE #5
GREEN ARROW BLACK CANARY #20
HELLBLAZER #255 (MR)
HOTWIRE #3 (OF 5)
HULK #12
INVINCIBLE TP VOL 10 WHOS THE BOSS
JACK OF FABLES #34 (MR)
OUTSIDERS #18
PLANET SKAAR PROLOGUE ONE-SHOT
PUNISHER #5 DKR
STAR TREK ALIENS SPOTLIGHT ROMULANS
STEPHEN COLBERTS TEK JANSEN #5 (OF 5)
SUPERGIRL #41
SUPERMAN BATMAN #60
THUNDERBOLTS #132
TIMESTORM 2009 2099 #2 (OF 4)
TRANSFORMERS ALL HAIL MEGATRON #11
TRANSFORMERS REVENGE O/T FALLEN MOVIE ADAPT #1
TRINITY #51
UNCANNY X-MEN #510
WOLVERINE NOIR #2 (OF 4)
WOLVERINE WEAPON X #2
WORLD OF WARCRAFT #19

Click here for the complete list!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

What Monster Are You?

Apparently, beneath the cuddly and approachable exterior I cultivate, I'm harboring one of these:



D&D Home Page - What Monster Are You? - D&D Compendium


You just knew it had to be something nasty. Check out your own hideous inner demons as actualized in the new Dungeons & Dragons RPG Monster Manual 2 by clicking here and answering the questions as truthfully as possible... 'cause, you know, monsters never lie.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Arriving Today @ Curious Comics!

ACTION COMICS #877
ANGEL NOT FADE AWAY #1
AZRAEL DEATHS DARK KNIGHT #3 (OF 3)
BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #29
BOOSTER GOLD #20
BPRD BLACK GODDESS #5 (OF 5)
BTVS SEASON 8 TP VOL 04 TIME OF YOUR LIFE
CAPTAIN BRITAIN AND MI 13 #13
DARK REIGN HAWKEYE #2 (OF 5) DKR
DARK REIGN YOUNG AVENGERS #1 (OF 5) DKR
DARK TOWER THE FALL OF GILEAD #1 (OF 6)
DEADPOOL SUICIDE KINGS #2 (OF 5)
FABLES #84 (MR)
FINAL CRISIS AFTERMATH ESCAPE #1 (OF 6)
FUSION #1 (OF 3)
GENEXT UNITED #1 (OF 5)
GI JOE COBRA #3
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #36
HOUSE OF MYSTERY #13 (MR)
HOWLING COMMANDOS #1
KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #150
LOEG III CENTURY #1 1910 (MR)
OH MY GODDESS RTL TP VOL 32
ORACLE #3 (OF 3)
PUNISHER FRANK CASTLE MAX #70 (MR)
SECRET SIX #9
SECRET WARRIORS #4 DKR
STAR TREK MISSIONS END #3
STAR WARS CLONE WARS #6 (OF 6)
TERRY MOORES ECHO #12
TITANS #13
TRINITY #50
ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #132
UMBRELLA ACADEMY DALLAS #6 (OF 6)
UNKNOWN #1 (OF 4)
UNWRITTEN #1 (MR)
WALKING DEAD #61 (MR)
WAR OF KINGS ASCENSION #2 (OF 4)
WOLVERINE #73
WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ #6 (OF 8)
X-FACTOR #43

Click here for the complete list!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Spotlight on May 13 Arrivals


BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON EIGHT VOLUME 4: TIME OF YOUR LIFE

Willow and Buffy head to New York City to unlock the secrets of Buffy's mysterious scythe, when something goes terribly awry. Buffy is propelled into a dystopian
future where there's only one Slayer-Fray, the title character of Joss Whedon's 2001 series, the first comic he ever wrote. Their uneasy alliance falls apart, leading to the death of a major character from the TV series, while back in the twenty-first century, the Scotland base falls prey to a mystical bomb courtesy of the Biggest Bad-Twilight.

I
ncludes the highly anticipated Buffy/Fray crossover, "Time of Your Life," and "After These Messages . . . We'll Be Right Back," written by Jeph Loeb (Batman:
The Long Halloween)!


DARK TOWER THE FALL OF GILEAD #1 (OF 6)
Written by ROBIN FURTH & PETER DAVID
Art by RICHARD
ISANOVE

A horrified Steven Deschain learns that the deadly seeing sphere called Maerlyn's Grapefruit has been stolen from his chambers! Far worse, when he enters his wife's rooms to arrest her for the theft, his son Roland is standing over her body with a gun in his hand. The youngest gunslinger has perhaps committed the most hideous crime of all! Continuing the epic saga based on the best-selling Da
rk Tower novels by the master Stephen King. It's the first chapter in the most incredible storyline yet.



FUSION #1 (OF 3) Collision: Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer/Avengers/Thunderbolts #1 (of 3)
(W) Dan Abnett
& Andy Lanning (A) Tyler Kirkham (Cov) Mike Choi & Sonia Oback, Stjepan Sejic

The mother of all Top Cow/Marvel crossovers debuts in May! Top Cow's two covert tech teams collide with Marvel's Initiative enforcers, the Mighty Avengers and the Thunderbolts.
When a rapid and unregistered Ripclaw starts tearing through a small Northeast town, the Mighty Avengers m
ove in to stop him. When the feral hero escapes, they're drawn into an inevitable conflict with Cyberforce. A crossover event too massive to be contained in a single issue.



LEAGUE OF EXTRORDINARY GENTLEMEN III CENTURY #1
(MR)
(W) Alan Moore (A) Kevin O'Neill

Alan Moore's
familiar cast of Victorian literary characters enters the brave new world of the 20th century, set against a backdrop of London, 1910, twelve years after the failed Martian invasion.

In the bowels of the British Museum, Carnacki the ghost-finder is plagued by visions of a shadowy occult order who are attempting to create
something called a Moonchild, while on London's dockside the most notorious serial murderer of the previous century has returned to carry on his grisly trade. Working for Mycroft Holmes' British Intelligence alongside a rejuvenated Allan Quartermain, the reformed thief Anthony Raffles, and the eternal warrior Orlando, Miss Murray is drawn into a brutal opera acted out upon the waterfront by players that include the furiously angry Pirate Jenny and the charismatic butcher known as Mac the Knife.

This book is the first of three deluxe, 80-page, full-color, perfect-bound graphic novellas, written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Kevin O'Neill, each a self-contained narrative that takes place in three distinct eras, building to an apocalyptic conclusion occurring in our own twenty-first century. The return of the League is not to be missed!



UNWRITTEN #1
(M
R) Written by Mike Carey Art by Peter Gross Cover by Yuko Shimizu

Everyone's read the Tommy Taylor books, the popular series of novels turned pop culture phenomenon about a boy wizard's adventures. And everyone knows about Tom Taylor, the boy the novels were based on, whose life was so overshadowed by his Dad's fictional epic that Tom's become a lame Z-level celebrity at best and a human viral marketing tool at worst.

But what if the resemblance goes even deeper? What if Tom is the boy-wizard of the books made flesh? And if that sounds crazy, why is it bringing him into the crosshairs of an ancient faction that has never been named in any book or text?

To discover the truth about himself, Tom must search through all the places in history where fiction and reality have intersected. And in the process, he'll learn more about that unwritten cabal and the plot they're at the center of -- a plot that spans all of literature from the first clay tablets to the gothic castles where Frankenstein was conceived to the self-adjusting stories of the internet.

A conspiracy mystery a la The Da Vinci Code, THE UNWRITTEN is the eagerly anticipated reunion of Mike Carey (X-Men, HELLBLAZER) and Peter Gross (FABLES, Chosen) - the team behind the multiple Eisner-nominated LUCIFER. Acclaimed artist Yuko Shimizu (SANDMAN: DREAM HUNTERS) joins the duo on covers, and the series kicks off with a 4-issue opening storyarc with the extra-sized 40-page debut promo-priced at only $1.20!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Welcome to Pulp City!

Comic Book Super-Heroes + Skirmish Miniatures Games = Pulp City! Featuring high-quality sculpts and great character concepts, Pulp City is fast, furious and smart -- in short, it's just the minis dust-up you've been waiting for... and it's now available at Curious Comics!

Choose from the most powerful Supremes to build your own unique team of vicious Villains, self-sacrificing Heroes or even money-grubbing Mercenaries. This is the only army choice you'll be required to make -- you can customize your force any way you like, mixing and matching complimentary powers or sticking with your own theme... like, say, "monkeys only". Just make sure to keep them away from the bananas.

Better yet, Pulp City won't break the bank -- it is a true skirmish-level game that works best with about half a dozen models on each side, bringing strategy and resource management to your budget-conscious super-powered gaming table. The rules are even available as a free pdf download from the Pulp City website, so you can check out the concepts behind the game before you buy -- what more could you ask for?

Red Riding Hoodoo, mistress of the black arts, vs. Chimp Chi, mercenary ninja monkey! Androida, mechanical genius, vs. Nuke, radioactive menace! Ace of Wraiths, the cursed gunslinger, vs. Mourn, gruesome servant of the Necroplane! Ah, I could do this all day... or alternatively you could just cut to the chase, follow the link and check out the very entertaining Pulp City website and see all the super-goodness for yourself.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Arriving Today @ Curious Comics!

AGENTS OF ATLAS #4 DKR
AIR GEAR GN VOL 12 (MR)
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #593
ANGEL BLOOD AND TRENCHES #3
ASTRO CITY THE DARK AGE BOOK THREE #1 (OF 4)
ATOMIC ROBO SHADOW FROM BEYOND TIME #1 (OF 5)
BATMAN BATTLE FOR THE COWL THE NETWORK #1
BOYS #30 (MR)
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #25
CABLE #14 XMW
D GRAY MAN GN VOL 13
DAREDEVIL NOIR #2 (OF 4)
DEADPOOL #10 DKR
DESTROYER #2 (OF 5) (MR)
EXILES #2
FINAL CRISIS AFTERMATH RUN #1 (OF 6)
FLASH REBIRTH #2 (OF 5)
GRIMM FAIRY TALES RETURN TO WONDERLAND ANNUAL #1
GROOM LAKE #2
HIGH SCHOOL DEBUT GN VOL 09
HIKARU NO GO TP VOL 15
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #13 DKR
IRREDEEMABLE #2
JONAH HEX #43
MARVEL ZOMBIES 4 #2 (OF 4)
NANA TP VOL 16 (MR)
NEW AVENGERS REUNION #3 (OF 4) DKR
NEW MUTANTS #1
POWER GIRL #1
SEAGUY THE SLAVES OF MICKEY EYE #2 (OF 3) (MR)
SOLOMON GRUNDY #3 (OF 7)
STAR TREK CREW #3
SUPERMAN WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON #3 (OF 12)
TRINITY #49
WAR OF KINGS #3 (OF 6)
WARLORD #2

Click here for the complete list!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Dungeons & Dragons Game Day 2!

WHAT: DUNGEONS & DRAGONS GAME DAY 2!
WHERE: CURIOUS COMICS HILLSIDE
WHEN: ALL DAY SATURDAY MAY 23!


Fearsome Foes Both Old and New!

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Bring your friends and join in the fun as we celebrate the release of the Monster Manual 2, packed with new options for your Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition game.

Come and face down enemies (both brand new and some old returning favorites) jumping right off the pages of the next big monster expansion for the game. While you’re at it, beat those vile beasts down with characters using options from upcoming releases. No matter if you’re new to the game or a 4th Edition veteran, we’ll have everything you need to embark on an all-new adventure!

Just for participating you’ll take home the pregenerated character sheet and a miniature of the character you played. To satisfy your curiosity, here’s a quick description of the adventure:

Journey Through the Silver Caves – A kobold wyrmpriest has stolen an ancient book of prophecy from the people of Albura, a fortress on the borderlands. The kobold has a dark plan for the book – and only you can stop him in time! An adventure for 5 pregenerated 5th-level characters.

Other adventures will be on hand after you're finished with the Silver Caves -- or maybe after the Caves are finished with you! Ask a staff member for more information.

Friday, May 1, 2009

FCBD Spotlight: Green Lantern!


Featuring an all-new story by regular Green Lantern writer Geoff Johns, BLACKEST NIGHT #0 is illustrated by top art teams Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert and Doug Mahnke & Christian Alamy. The issue also features an introductory text page by Johns that sets the stage for new readers, along with a lead story that feeds directly into the upcoming BLACKEST NIGHT #1, as well as a special guide to the various Corps that have recently emerged as forces in the world of Green Lantern. And it's yours for zero dollars and zero cents (plus zero tax) at your favourite Curious Comics on Saturday May 2 -- but then, I'm sure you already knew that's Free Comic Book Day!

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