Friday, August 28, 2009

Reaper Warlord 2nd Ed Sold Out!

Reaper Miniatures has announced that the Second Edition of their miniatures combat game, Warlord, has sold at at the source. Reaper broke the news on their website earlier this week, admitting that the high demand for the new core book had beaten their estimates... which is always nice when you're breathing new life into a game that's been around a few years.

Reaper has promised a fresh print run to meet continuing demand within the next few weeks -- which, conveniently, will be about when you can start crashing Warlord demos at Curious Comics Hillside. Watch this space for more info!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

First Read of the Week!

Fantastic Four #570

As Marvel's First Family reels from an inventive new attack orchestrated by the Wizard, Reed Richards is led from pondering uncomfortable memories from his own childhood to moving forward with the most significant experiment of his career... but will he really be able to solve everything?

Jonathan Hickman (whose creator-owned projects The Nightly News and Red Mass for Mars have handily shown him to be one of the sharpest creators working in comics today) joins superhero genre vet Dale Eaglesham for a fresh run at the FF. This issue is a very promising start; almost immediately, Hickman launches the book in a new direction that seems to be at right-angles to the rest of the Marvel Universe, ditching the Dark Reign mega-plot and heading off into fun over-the-top sci-fi territory. Eaglesham delivers his usual high-quality visuals, tempered with a number of very welcome nods and homages to the original Kirby style.

All in all, this is one of the best versions of the FF I've read in ages; definitely one to watch over the coming months!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Arriving Today @ Curious Comics!

ANITA BLAKE LC NECROMANCER #4 (OF 5) (MR)
AVENGERS INITIATIVE #27
BATMAN AND ROBIN #3
BATMAN WIDENING GYRE #1 (OF 6)
BLACKEST NIGHT TITANS #1 (OF 3)
BOYS HEROGASM #4 (OF 6) (MR)
DARK AVENGERS #8 DAX
DARK REIGN ELEKTRA #5 (OF 5) DKR
DARK REIGN SINISTER SPIDER-MAN #3 (OF 4) DKR
DARK TOWER THE FALL OF GILEAD #4 (OF 6)
DARK WOLVERINE #77 DKR
DARK X-MEN BEGINNING #3 (OF 3) DAX
DEADPOOL #14
DETECTIVE COMICS #856
FANTASTIC FOUR #570
FLASH REBIRTH #4 (OF 6)
GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #3
GREEN LANTERN #45 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
HULK #14
INCREDIBLE HERCULES #133
INCREDIBLE HULK #601
JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #30
NEW AVENGERS #56 DKR
NEW MUTANTS #4
NOVA #28
PREDATOR #2 (OF 4)
PREVIEWS #252 SEPTEMBER 2009
PROJECT SUPERPOWERS CHAPTER TWO #2
RED CIRCLE THE SHIELD #1
RED SONJA #47
SECRET WARRIORS #7
SON OF HULK #14
STAR WARS DARK TIMES #14 BLUE HARVEST PT 2 (OF 5)
STAR WARS LEGACY #39 TATOOINE PT 3 (OF 4)
SUPERMAN #691
TEEN TITANS #74
TIMESTORM 2009 2099 #4 (OF 4)
WEDNESDAY COMICS #8 (OF 12)
WIZARD MAGAZINE #216
WOLVERINE ORIGINS #39
WONDER WOMAN #35
WORLD OF WARCRAFT HC VOL 02
X-FORCE #18
X-MEN FOREVER #6


Sunday, August 23, 2009

Got Your Tickets Yet?

The Victoria Comic Convention is just about 8 weeks away now, and the event schedule is looking pretty jam-packed: with Robert Picardo and Ethan Phillips joining headliners Richard Hatch, Erin Gray and Chase Masterson, con-goers will have their work cut out for them making time to see the comic guests... never mind hitting the anime and gaming events! Plus - a Zombie Walk? And what the heck is a Zombie Feast? I'm not sure I want to know...

Anyway, clear your schedule for Halloween Weekend and swing by your friendly neighbourhood Curious Comics to grab your tickets. You won't want to miss out on this one!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Dead Card Game Night Strikes Again!

Remember this game? No? Well, I guess you missed out on a great TCG... unless you drop in on one of our Dead Card Game Nights at Curious Comics Hillside, of course! That's where great games like The Spoils TCG (which went far too early into that good night) are resurrected for another round of gaming greatness. Check it out for yourself -- every Friday night from 6 PM on!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Arriving Today @ Curious Comics!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #603
ARCHIE #600
ATOMIC ROBO SHADOW FROM BEYOND TIME #4 (OF 5)
BATGIRL #1
BATMAN STREETS OF GOTHAM #3
BLACKEST NIGHT SUPERMAN #1 (OF 3)
BRAVE AND THE BOLD #26
CONAN THE CIMMERIAN #13
DAREDEVIL #500
DAYS MISSING #1 (OF 5)
DEADPOOL SUICIDE KINGS #5 (OF 5)
DOCTOR WHO ONGOING #2
EX MACHINA #44 (MR)
GI JOE ORIGINS #6
JACK OF FABLES #37 (MR)
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #36
KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #153
MIGHTY AVENGERS #28
OUTSIDERS #21
POWER GIRL #4
PROJECT SUPERPOWERS MEET THE BAD GUYS #1
PUNISHER #8
PUNISHER FRANK CASTLE MAX #73 (MR)
RED CIRCLE THE WEB #1
STAND AMERICAN NIGHTMARES #5 (OF 5)
STAR TREK SPOCK REFLECTIONS #2
SUPERGIRL #44
SUPERMAN ANNUAL #14
SUPERMAN BATMAN #63
TRANSFORMERS ALL HAIL MEGATRON #14
WEDNESDAY COMICS #7 (OF 12)
WOLVERINE WEAPON X #4
WORLD OF WARCRAFT #22
X-FACTOR #47
X-MEN LEGACY #227 DAX


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Friday, August 14, 2009

Ponyo!

Just in case you didn't already know, Ponyo (known as Ponyo on a Cliff by the Sea to Japanese audiences) is the new film from creative genius Hayao Miyazaki. Apparently featuring the story of a young goldfish who makes new friends on dry land, Ponyo hits theatres around the English-language-speaking world today -- and that includes Victoria! Make sure you take some time out to catch this welcome addition to Studio Ghibli's library of modern classics while it's on the big screen.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

First Read of the Week!

ULTIMATE COMICS: SPIDER-MAN #1

In the wake of the massacre that was Ultimatum, young Spider-Man returns to the streets of New York to pick up web-slinging where he left off. But not everything is as you last saw it; people on the streets are being nice to him for one thing, and having his Aunt May in on the secret of his super-hero identity makes for a welcome new relationship between the two characters. Still, this wouldn't be a Spider-Man book if everything were rosy and happy; there's a strange new vigilante in town, and even as the Kingpin makes his improbable return we are treated to another twist that will, without doubt, make the web-slinger's life that much more complicated in the months to come.

Anyone concerned that the re-numbering of the long-running Ultimate Spider-Man series might have taken some of the shine off the property can relax; longtime writer Brian Michael Bendis delivers the back & forth dialogue you've come to expect from his books, while artist David Lafuente brings a fresh take on these veteran faces that is both new and well within in the established Ultimate Marvel Comics style. There are even a few panels (the last page in particular) that manage to echo John Romita Jr, while staying firmly within Lafuente's own distinctive style. This is a fun read with great visuals that doesn't overwhelm new readers with too much of U-Spidey's complicated backstory. Well done guys!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Arriving Today @ Curious Comics!

ACTION COMICS #880
ADVENTURE COMICS #1
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #602
ANGEL ONLY HUMAN #1 (OF 4)
BATMAN #689
BLACKEST NIGHT #2 (OF 8)
BLACKEST NIGHT BATMAN #1 (OF 3)
BOOSTER GOLD #23
BPRD 1947 #2 (OF 5)
CABLE #17
DEADPOOL #13
DMZ #44 (MR)
DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP #2 (OF 24)
ESCAPE FROM WONDERLAND #1 (OF 6)
FABLES #87 (MR)
FABLES TP VOL 12 THE DARK AGES (MR)
GARTH ENNIS CHRONICLES OF WORMWOOD LAST BATTLE PREVIEW (MR)
GI JOE #8
GI JOE SPECIAL HELIX
GREEN ARROW BLACK CANARY #23
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #39 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
HELLBOY WILD HUNT #5 (OF 8)
INCREDIBLE HERCULES #132
INVINCIBLE TP VOL 11 HAPPY DAYS
JSA VS KOBRA #3 (OF 6)
MARVELS PROJECT #1 (OF 8)
RED CIRCLE INFERNO #1
RED ROBIN #3
STAR WARS CLONE WARS #8
SUPERMAN SECRET FILES 2009 #1
THOR BY J MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI TP VOL 02
TITANS #16
TRANSFORMERS TALES O/T FALLEN #1 (OF 5)
ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS #1
ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #1
UNCANNY X-MEN #514 DAX
UNWRITTEN #4 (MR)
WALKING DEAD #64 (MR)
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 10 WHAT WE BECOME
WEDNESDAY COMICS #6 (OF 12)
X-MEN FOREVER #5


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Friday, August 7, 2009

Anything Can Happen At Dead Card Game Night...

See? Drop by Curious Comics Hillside on any Friday evening and experience all the craziness of Dead Card Game Night for yourself.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Battle On!

Reaper Miniatures' freshly updated, fast-playing, small-unit fantasy combat game has now arrived at Curious Comics!

The Warlord Second Edition Core Book offers up a complete rules system, ten army rosters (with data cards and story backgrounds on nearly 400 characters), a completely revamped spellcasting system and streamlined rules for faster play... in short, everything you need to start waging war in the savage world of Taltos straight away -- apart from minis and dice (but don't worry, we sell those too).

What are you waiting for? This battle won't fight itself! Get a move on, soldier!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Arriving Today @ Curious Comics!

AGENTS OF ATLAS #9
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #601
ANGEL #24
ASTRO CITY THE DARK AGE BOOK THREE #4 (OF 4)
BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #32
BOYS #33 (MR)
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #27
CAPTAIN AMERICA REBORN #2 (OF 5)
DEADPOOL MERC WITH A MOUTH #2
DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP #2 (OF 24)
DOOM PATROL #1
GHOST RIDERS HEAVENS ON FIRE #1 (OF 6)
GIRL GENIUS TP VOL 08 AGATHA & CHAPEL OF BONES
GREEK STREET #2 (MR)
HOUSE OF M MASTERS OF EVIL #1 (OF 4)
HOUSE OF MYSTERY #16 (MR)
HULK #13 DKR
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #16 DKR
IRON MAN ARMOR WARS #1 (OF 4)
IRREDEEMABLE #5
JONAH HEX #46
JUSTICE LEAGUE CRY FOR JUSTICE #2 (OF 7)
LEGEND OF ZELDA GN VOL 06 FOUR SWORDS PT 1
PREVIEWS #251 AUGUST 2009
RED CIRCLE THE HANGMAN #1
ROSARIO VAMPIRE GN VOL 08
SECRET SIX #12
SOLOMON GRUNDY #6 (OF 7)
STAR WARS DARK TIMES BLUE HARVEST #0
STAR WARS INVASION #2 (OF 5)
SUPERMAN WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON #6 (OF 12)
TERRY MOORES ECHO #14
ULTIMATUM FANTASTIC FOUR REQUIEM #1
ULTIMATUM X-MEN REQUIEM #1
VAMPIRE KNIGHT TP VOL 07
WAR MACHINE #8
WAR OF KINGS #6 (OF 6)
WAR OF KINGS WARRIORS #2 (OF 2)
WARLORD #5
WARREN ELLIS FRANKENSTEINS WOMB GN (MR)
WEDNESDAY COMICS #5 (OF 12)
WITCHFINDER IN THE SERVICE OF ANGELS #2 (OF 5)


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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Oh, That's Echidnox...!

He's Echidnox the Fearsome Hedgehog -- the latest Special Edition figure from the folks at Reaper Miniatures, working with talented artist Wayne Reynolds and gifted sculptor Jason Wiebe. Just the thing your druidic army needed to spice it up, eh? Even better, all proceeds go to benefit the Child's Play Charity. Nice, innit?

Monday, August 3, 2009

We Are Open for the Long Weekend!


Don't think you can get through the rest of the long weekend without a fix of your favourite comic, anime, manga or game? Well, your friendly neighbourhood Curious Comics understands, and we're here for you... specifically, from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM on Monday August 3. See you later!

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