Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Arriving Today @ Curious Comics!

ALIENS #3 (OF 4)
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #607
ASTRO CITY ASTRA SPECIAL #1 (OF 2)
BATMAN WIDENING GYRE #2 (OF 6)
BLACKEST NIGHT TITANS #2 (OF 3)
BOYS HEROGASM #5 (OF 6) (MR)
BTVS SEASON 8 TP VOL 05 PREDATOR & PREY
DARK REIGN SINISTER SPIDER-MAN #4 (OF 4)
DARK TOWER THE FALL OF GILEAD #5 (OF 6)
DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP #4 (OF 24)
FREDDY JASON ASH NIGHTMARE WARRIORS #4 (OF 6) (MR)
GI JOE COBRA SPECIAL #1
GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #4
GREEN LANTERN #46 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
GUNSMITH CATS BURST TP VOL 04 (MR)
HULK #15
JACK OF FABLES #38 (MR)
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA 80 PAGE GIANT #1
JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #31
KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #154
MARVEL ZOMBIES RETURN #5
NEW MUTANTS #5
PREVIEWS #253 OCTOBER 2009
PUNISHER ANNUAL #1
SECRET WARRIORS #8
SHANG-CHI MASTER OF KUNG-FU BLACK & WHITE ONE-SHOT
SON OF HULK #15
SPIDER-MAN CLONE SAGA #1 (OF 6)
STAR WARS LEGACY #40
SUPERMAN #692
TEEN TITANS #75
TERRY MOORES ECHO #15
THOR #603
THUNDERBOLTS #136
UMBRELLA ACADEMY TP VOL 02 DALLAS
WIZARD MAGAZINE #217
WOLVERINE WEAPON X #5
WONDER WOMAN #36
X-FACTOR #49
X-FORCE #19
X-MEN FOREVER #8


Sunday, September 27, 2009

First Read of the Week!

Wolverine - Old Man Logan: Giant Size #1

Mark Millar. Steve McNiven. The final chapter of the best-selling Wolverine: Old Man Logan. Insane over-the-top grudge match between Logan and his original nemesis, the Incredible Hulk... both much changed by radiation, madness, deprivation, and the long years of opression since the heroes fell.

If you read no other comic this week... you gotta read this one!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

That's Gold in Them Thar Minis!

Gold! Gold, I tells ya!

Meet Crazy Pete, Prospector -- just one of the great miniatures featured in the latest batch of greens from the funky folks at Reaper. Aw, you're welcome.

Friday, September 25, 2009

I Have the Power!

This November, the Blackest Night event spills over into the DC Universe at large, bringing zombies, fear, rage, hope and a rainbow of fruit flavours... umm, I mean a rainbow of power rings... to Curious Comics!

Fans can get their hands on these limited power rings -- including Yellow, Orange, Indigo, Violet, Red, Green and Blue rings -- by pre-ordering the following DC titles, scheduled to hit the shelves this November:

Doom Patrol #4 ; Booster Gold #26 ; R.E.B.E.L.S. #10 ; Outsiders #24 ; Justice League of America #39 ; Blackest Night #5 ; and Adventure Comics #4.



Ask a staff member for more info!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Before & After

Our friends at Reaper Miniatures have been at it again, adding a fresh batch of photos to the Painted Miniatures Gallery on their website. Among other things, their talented painters are offering up some great ideas to anyone stuck on just how to tackle that amazing new Frost Giant...


... or his equally impressive sister mini, the Frost Giant Princess...


Not too shabby! I particularly like the bone mask on the Princess. Just the thing to keep you on your toes while you're playing the new Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition RPG adventure, Revenge of the Giants!

Funny how things work out sometimes, isn't it?

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Arriving Today @ Curious Comics!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #606
ANITA BLAKE LC NECROMANCER #5 (OF 5) (MR)
ARKHAM ASYLUM BOXED SET
AVENGERS INITIATIVE #28
BLACKEST NIGHT SUPERMAN #2 (OF 3)
BSG CYLON CENTURION AF
BUCK ROGERS #4
CHIBI VAMPIRE GN VOL 14 (MR)
CONAN THE CIMMERIAN #14
DARK REIGN LIST X-MEN ONE SHOT
DARK X-MEN CONFESSION ONE-SHOT DAX
DETECTIVE COMICS #857
FANTASTIC FOUR #571
GI JOE #9
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #18
HALO HELLJUMPER #3 (OF 5) (MR)
INCREDIBLE HERCULES #135
INCREDIBLE HULK #602
INDIANA JONES ADVENTURES TP VOL 02
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #37
MARVEL ZOMBIES RETURN #4
NEW AVENGERS #57
NO HERO #7 (OF 7) (MR)
NOVA #29
POWER GIRL #5
PROJECT SUPERPOWERS CHAPTER TWO #3
SPIDER-WOMAN #1 (RES)
SUPERGIRL #45
SUPERMAN BATMAN #64
SUPERMAN SECRET ORIGIN #1 (OF 6)
TALES FROM WONDERLAND TWEEDLEDEE & TWEEDLEDUM ONE-SHOT
UNCANNY X-MEN #515
WEDNESDAY COMICS #12 (OF 12)
WOLVERINE GIANT-SIZE OLD MAN LOGAN #1
WOLVERINE ORIGINS #40

Sunday, September 20, 2009

First Read of the Week!

Vengeance of the Moon Knight #1

After taking his share of knocks from Norman Osborn and HAMMER, Moon Knight is back in New York and looking to pick a fight with the man who chased him out of town. Armed with an arsenal of new weapons, Moon Knight is finally aiming to become the hero he always wanted to be... but has he really left his demons behind?

Writer Greg Hurwitz (Punisher: MAX) teams up with impressive new artist Jerome Opena (Punisher: Dark Reign) to launch Moon Knight in a new direction. Shaking off some of the intensely grim atmosphere that has characterized the Moon Knight book since his return under Charlie Huston a couple of years ago, Hurwitz and Opena inject some fresh kineticism and give us a very promising start to MK's new run. One to watch in the coming months!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Pathfinder RPG moves to Reaper Miniatures!

Reaper Miniatures, secure in the top spot in the All-Around Best Miniatures For Any Game category, is moving to make a trip to the Reaper display rack at Curious Comics even more of a necessity than it already is... and how is that possible, you ask? Have they managed to put a trademark on air or gravity? Almost!

Reaper has teamed up with Paizo Publishing -- long known and loved for their years behind both Dungeon and Dragon Magazines, not to mention the second shot at life they have brought to the d20 RPG system under the Pathfinder RPG banner -- to bring us a new line of Pathfinder RPG Miniatures.

Until recently, the license to produce Pathfinder RPG Minis had found its home with the very talented people at Crocodile Games... and while I loved the minis they brought to the shelf (particularly the goblins, how could you not love the goblins?), it's clear from the first preview image from Reaper that this is a game-changing deal for Pathfinder players. Talented sculptor Bobby Jackson has once again knocked it out of the park, delivering a dynamic sculpt that promises great things to come in this line.

The first Pathfinder Miniatures are scheduled to hit store shelves later this fall... keep your eyes peeled!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Arriving Today @ Curious Comics!

ACTION COMICS #881
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #605
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN PRESENTS ANTI VENOM #1 (OF 3)
ANGEL #25
ARCHIE #601
BATGIRL #2
BATMAN AND ROBIN #4
BATMAN STREETS OF GOTHAM #4
BLACKEST NIGHT #3 (OF 8)
BRAVE AND THE BOLD #27
CAPTAIN AMERICA REBORN #3 (OF 5)
DARK AVENGERS #9
DARK REIGN LIST DAREDEVIL ONE SHOT
DARK WOLVERINE #78
DEADPOOL MERC WITH A MOUTH #3
DR WHO MAGAZINE #412
EX MACHINA #45 (MR)
FABLES #88 (MR)
GHOSTBUSTERS DISPLACED AGGRESSION #1
GI JOE ORIGINS #7
GREEN ARROW BLACK CANARY #24
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #18
JSA VS KOBRA #4 (OF 6)
LONE RANGER #18
MARVEL ZOMBIES RETURN #3
MIGHTY AVENGERS #29
OUTSIDERS #22
PUNISHER #9
STAR TREK ROMULANS SCHISM #1
STAR WARS CLONE WARS #9
STAR WARS KNIGHTS OLD REPUBLIC #45
SWORD #19 (MR)
THOR ANNUAL #1
TRANSFORMERS ALL HAIL MEGATRON #15
ULTIMATE COMICS ARMOR WARS #1 (OF 4)
VENGEANCE OF MOON KNIGHT #1
WALKING DEAD #65 (MR)
WAR MACHINE #9
WEDNESDAY COMICS #11 (OF 12)
WORLD OF WARCRAFT #23
X-FACTOR #48
X-MEN LEGACY ANNUAL #1


Saturday, September 12, 2009

Warlord Returns!


Once again, the Warlord Card Game returns to cause havoc in the game room at Curious Comics Hillside! Warlord has been the hit of Dead Card Game Night... but as the arrival of the new non-collectible 4th Edition approaches, Warlord no longer qualifies as a dead game, and so we're moving organized tournament events to Saturdays at 12 Noon!

Fast-moving, fun, easy to learn and impossible to master -- that's Warlord in a nutshell. If you've never played it, drop by and borrow a Store Deck for an event; it's a safe bet that once you've tried it, you'll be back for more. If you're a veteran player, don't miss the chance to test your old legions against the ferociously powerful new warlords of 4th Edition.

Every event is free and open to all players, with prizes for everyone! And watch this space for more info on the return of the dreaded Overlords to the tourney room... as well as the arrival of our first Dragon Lord!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Hulk Out!

Rrargh! Hulk smash puny boardgame! It no have purple pants! Grr. And what it doing in space? Hulk smash space! Soon as Hulk find spacesuit. Wurrgh. Space just better watch out, that all Hulk saying.

No, not that Hulk -- Space Hulk! From the depths of space an ancient vessel drifts toward the Imperium - a derelict space hulk carrying untold thousands of Genestealers in hibernation. The Space Marines have no choice but to enter the cramped corridors and chambers of the ancient ship and defeat this unspeakable threat... or die in the attempt! (Or I suppose they could just nuke the thing from a safe distance... but where's the fun in that??)

At long last, Space Hulk returns to print to terrorize your gaming table! Long a legend among boardgamers, this is one of the jewels in GW's multi-faceted crown... but don't wait too long to grab your copy, because the production run on this puppy is set to be very limited indeed. Add it to your library while you still have the chance to risk life and limb facing untold horrors in the unforgiving black void of space... you wouldn't want to miss out on any of that!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Problems Solved!

All of this week's comics are now on the shelf and available to all. We apologize for any inconvenience!

We Are Experiencing Technicamal Difficulties

Due to circumstances beyond our control, this week's new comics were sent to Nanaimo rather than Victoria. We are presently tackling the problem, and ought to have the new comics available some time this afternoon.

We apologize for any inconvenience!

Arriving Today @ Curious Comics!

ADVENTURE COMICS #2
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #604
AMULET SC VOL 02 STONEKEEPERS CURSE
BLACKEST NIGHT BATMAN #2 (OF 3)
BOOSTER GOLD #24
BPRD 1947 #3 (OF 5)
CLASSIC GI JOE TP VOL 05
DARK AVENGERS/UNCANNY X-MEN EXODUS DAX
DARK REIGN LIST AVENGERS ONE SHOT
DEAD SPACE EXTRACTION (ONE SHOT)
DMZ #45 (MR)
DOOM PATROL #2
ENDERS GAME COMMAND SCHOOL #1 (OF 5)
FREDDY JASON ASH NIGHTMARE WARRIORS #3 (OF 6) (MR)
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #40 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
HELLBOY WILD HUNT #6 (OF 8)
HOUSE OF MYSTERY #17 (MR)
INCREDIBLE HERCULES #134
KICK ASS #7 (MR)
MARVEL ZOMBIES RETURN #2
MARVELS PROJECT #2 (OF 8)
PUNISHER FRANK CASTLE MAX #74 (MR)
RED ROBIN #4
RED SONJA #48
SECRET SIX #13
SHIELD #1
SUPERMAN WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON #7 (OF 12)
THUNDERBOLTS #135 DKR
TITANS #17
TRANSFORMERS TALES O/T FALLEN #2 (OF 5)
ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS #2
UNWRITTEN #5 (MR)
WAR OF KINGS WHO WILL RULE ONE-SHOT
WARLORD #6
WEDNESDAY COMICS #10 (OF 12)
X-MEN FOREVER #7


Friday, September 4, 2009

Warlord on the Way!

The 4th Edition of the long-running (and my personal favourite) CCG, Warlord, is finally coming to Curious Comics!


Phoenix Interactive, the nice folks who make the game these days, recently clinched a North American distribution deal that will at last see the new 4th Edition decks hit our shelves... bringing with it the unique brand of Warlord mayhem, magic and madness that we all know and love.

We've already started to warm up with a few Warlord games popping up on Friday nights, but watch this space for more event announcements once the goodies actually arrive. Until then, head on over to the Temple of Lore -- still the best place to check out Warlord spoilers, after all this time -- and get ready to jump in on a whole new battlefield!

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