Friday, April 30, 2010

Free Comic Book Day Spotlight!

War of the Supermen #0


A war is coming, and all that stands between Earth and the fury of 100,000 vengeful super-powered Kryptonians is one man -- lucky for us that guy is Superman! The conflict between Superman and General Zod erupts into all-out war this summer in a series that will shatter the worlds of Superman, Supergirl and the entire DC Universe -- all brought to you by the talented creative team of writer James Robinson and artist Eddy Barrows.

And all you have to do to get yours is drop by your local Curious Comics on Saturday May 1st for the annual Free Comic Book Day! Hey, waitaminit... that's tomorrow!! Don't miss out -- get your fair share of free goodies while they last! See you there!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Free Comic Book Day Spotlight!

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero

OK, OK... this is what you really want! This Free Comic Book Day, the folks at IDW Publishing are delivering a very special G.I. Joe event! Larry Hama continues his original, ground-breaking and much-loved 1980s G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero saga with the very next issue (but, you know, 15 years later). The G.I. Joe organization has closed its doors, leaving COBRA to pillage, burn, and plunder! Who will save us this time?

This is just one of the dozens of great titles up for grabs at Curious Comics on Free Comic Book Day -- and, just like the name says, these comics can be yours free, gratis, and for nothing! All you have to do is show up at your favourite Curious Comics location on Saturday May 1st and grab 'em -- sounds easy, right? You can do that, right? Of course you can! See you there!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Arriving Today @ Curious Comics!

  • ACTION COMICS #889
  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #629
  • ANGEL #32
  • BPRD TP VOL 12 WAR ON FROGS
  • BTVS SUPERNATURAL DEFENSE KIT NEW PTG
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA #605
  • CONAN THE CIMMERIAN #20
  • DEADPOOL #22
  • DETECTIVE COMICS #864
  • FALL OF HULKS RED HULK #4 (OF 4)
  • FANTASTIC FOUR #578
  • GFT PRESENTS NEVERLAND #2 (OF 6)
  • GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #11
  • GREEN LANTERN CORPS #47 (BRIGHTEST DAY)
  • GUILD #2 (OF 3)
  • HUSK #1 (MR)
  • INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #25
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE THE RISE OF ARSENAL #2 (0F 4)
  • JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #38
  • KEVIN SMITH GREEN HORNET #3
  • LUCKY STAR GN VOL 05
  • MARVEL ZOMBIES 5 #2 (OF 5)
  • MIGHTY AVENGERS #36 SIEGE
  • NEW AVENGERS #64 SIEGE
  • PREVIEWS #260 MAY 2010
  • SECRET WARRIORS #15
  • SIEGE SECRET WARRIORS #1
  • STAR WARS LEGACY #47
  • SUPERMAN #699
  • SUPERMAN LAST STAND OF NEW KRYPTON #3 (OF 3)
  • TEEN TITANS #82
  • TERMINATOR #2 (OF 3)
  • THOR #609 SIEGE
  • THUNDERBOLTS #143 SIEGE
  • TRANSFORMERS ONGOING #6
  • ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS 2 #1
  • WALKING DEAD #71 (MR)
  • WOLVERINE ORIGINS #47
  • WONDER WOMAN #43
  • WORLD WAR HULKS HULKED OUT HEROES #2
  • X-FORCE #26 XSC
Click here for the complete list!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Free Comic Book Day Spotlight!

Archie's Summer Splash!

Sun, sand, swimsuits and cool rockin’ tunes — it’s a whole new summer beach party for Archie Andrews and the gang! In this fun-filled issue, Cheryl Blossom and her snooty friends from Pembrooke form an all-girl group to compete head on with the Archies at a summer beach music festival. Will Cheryl’s group be a tuneful treat, or will they be mistaken for bellowing whales?

Make sure to drop by your friendly neighbourhood Curious Comics and grab a free copy of Archie's Summer Splash on Saturday May 1st -- that's Free Comic Book Day, of course! While you're at it you can pick up a few of the other great titles up for grabs this year. See you there!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Free Comic Book Day Spotlight!

Iron Man & Thor

When rogue mega-billionaires with world-destroying technology threaten the safety of the entire world -- and the moon -- Thor and Iron Man join forces! In time for the exciting launch of new stories and a bold new direction for Invincible Iron Man and The Mighty Thor, superstars Matt Fraction and John Romita Jr. team up to bring you an all-new story for two of Marvel's heaviest hitters!

This issue is the perfect jumping-on point for any reader... and, of course, it's FREE! A major new direction for the Marvel Universe kicks off right here in this issue. Be sure to make some time to drop by your favourite Curious Comics on Saturday May 1st to grab this book and check out the rest of the Free Comic Book Day goodies!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Dwarves Incoming!

In less than a year, the folks at Mantic Games have made a name for themselves as a reliable producer of some of the most affordable high-quality plastic gaming miniatures around. So far, they've delivered the goods with a very well-armed Elven force as well as a deranged legion of Undead. And all this for just pennies per miniature! What more could you want? What's that? Dwarves, you say? Oh, all right then.

Follow this link to take your first look at the new Dwarven Army coming soon from Mantic. Admittedly, there's not that much to look at yet... but if the Dwarves' portable bulldog doesn't make you smile, you may already be dead. Get clicking and check it out!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Free Comic Book Day Spotlight!

Doctor Solar & Magnus the Robot Fighter

The classic sci-fi characters Doctor Solar and Magnus the Robot Fighter -- last seen in 1990's fan-favourite Valiant Comics line -- return to shelves this Free Comic Book Day with a double whammy of a special!

First, Doctor Phillip Solar has survived a terrible nuclear accident to become the new Doctor Solar -- able to perceive and manipulate the fundamental energies of the universe. But Solar isn't the only bizarre character wandering the Earth in the aftermath of the accident -- and, since these anomalies were created by his own blundering while he was still new to his powers, they are his responsibility to confront and contain!

Next, in the continent-spanning city of North Am in the year 4000 CE, there's only one thing standing between humanity and the mechanized aggression of the Q-Rob Rebels -- and that's Magnus, the Robot Fighter! Adopted by a sophisticated, self-aware robot and trained from birth to defend humanity against robots who break the Three Laws of Robotics, Magnus is all that stands between the peaceful citizens of the Earth and the machines that seek to supplant them!

Written by industry legend and Valiant Comics head honcho Jim Shooter, this special re-introduces these classic characters before Dark Horse launches a new series for each later this year. Just one of the many outstanding comics up for grabs on this year's Free Comic Book Day!

Don't miss out -- make sure you come by your friendly neighbourhood Curious Comics on Saturday May 1st and stock up on all the free swag!

Friday, April 23, 2010

The Eldrazi are Here!

They're big. They're bad. They're ugly. They don't like you -- or anyone else, for that matter. And they're on sale now at Curious Comics! The Eldrazi are monstrous world-eating astral creatures, native to the Blind Eternities, who have been imprisoned on the plane of Zendikar for millennia. And with the release of Rise of the Eldrazi, they have escaped to wreak havoc across the planes!

The third in the trilogy of Magic the Gathering card sets that began with Zendikar and continued through Worldwake, Rise of the Eldrazi features 56-card Intro Packs, 15-card Booster Packs and a very limited supply of Fat Packs. Get 'em while they're hot, kids!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

First Read of the Week!

Guardians of the Galaxy #25


The Guardians of the Galaxy follow Phyla Vell's psychic cries to Sacrosanct, only to find the homeworld of the Church of the Universal Truth utterly decimated -- billions of souls dead at the hands of the resurrected lunatic god, Thanos. Who has brought him back, and for what purpose? More to the point, is there anything that the Guardians can possibly do to stop him?

Regular Guardians writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning get all their ducks in a row for the upcoming cosmic crossover event, The Thanos Imperative; meanwhile, artist Brad Walker turns in page after page of outstanding visuals. This title is the heart of the Marvel Universe at large, and is never less than a fun and engaging read. Highly recommended!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Arriving Today @ Curious Comics!

  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #628
  • AMERICAN VAMPIRE #2 (MR)
  • ANGEL HOLE IN THE WORLD #5
  • ARCHIE #608 (NOTE PRICE)
  • AVENGERS VS ATLAS #4 (OF 4)
  • BATMAN STREETS OF GOTHAM #11
  • BRAVE AND THE BOLD #33
  • DARK TOWER BATTLE OF JERICHO HILL #5 (OF 5)
  • DARK WOLVERINE #85
  • DEADPOOL MERC WITH A MOUTH #10 (OF 13)
  • DOOMWAR #3 (OF 6)
  • DV8 GODS AND MONSTERS #1 (OF 8)
  • GARTH ENNIS BATTLEFIELDS #5 (OF 9)
  • GI JOE #17
  • GREEN LANTERN #53 (BRIGHTEST DAY)
  • GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #25
  • HERCULES FALL OF AN AVENGER #2 (OF 2)
  • JOE THE BARBARIAN #4 (OF 8) (MR)
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #44
  • MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ #5 (OF 8)
  • POWER GIRL #11
  • QUEEN SONJA #6
  • RUNAWAYS TP VOL 10 ROCK ZOMBIES DIGEST
  • SIEGE SPIDER-MAN #1
  • SPIRIT #1
  • SUPERGIRL #52
  • SUPERMAN BATMAN #71
  • SUPERNATURAL BEGINNINGS END #4 (OF 6)
  • TRANSFORMERS LAST STAND O/T WRECKERS #4
  • TRANSFORMERS SPOTLIGHT PROWL #1
  • ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS #6
  • ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #9
  • X-FACTOR #204 XSC
  • X-MEN LEGACY #235 XSC
Click here for the complete list!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Free Comic Book Day is Coming!

When Iron Man needs backup, he calls upon War Machine... and when you need free stuff, you come to Curious Comics! That's right, Free Comic Book Day 2010 is almost here... and this year, in addition to all the great free titles coming from Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics & the rest of the gang of usual suspects, the Wizkids/NECA partnership is jumping in on the fun with a free War Machine Heroclix figure!

Awesome, no? Awesome, yes! Make sure you swing by your friendly neighbourhood Curious Comics on Saturday May 1st and get your share of Free Comic Book Day swag!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Brave + Bold = Awesome!


Superman & Flash! Batman & Green Arrow! Blue Beetle & Booster Gold! The greatest team-ups in DC Comics history are now ready to tackle your gaming table! That's right, sports fans -- The Brave and the Bold, the powerful new Heroclix set from the NECA/Wizkids partnership, has hit the shelves at Curious Comics.

This set features new game mechanics that ought to seriously shake up the Heroclix status quo... but you don't have to take my word for it. You can check out a gallery of all the new figures -- including the new Alter Ego and Dual Base characters -- right here at the main Heroclix website! What are you waiting for? Get clicking!

First Read of the Week!

Black Widow #1

Some secrets won't stay buried... and sometimes the past won't stay dead. When Natasha Romanov receives a cryptic message that leads her to dig up one of her old contacts from the good old/bad old days of spying for the Soviet Union, she walks straight into a trap that nearly costs her her life. Now, with the aid of Wolverine, Iron Man and Captain America, Natasha is looking to settle old scores for good...

Marjorie Liu turns in a solid script that is far more espionage than super-hero -- and here that's a good thing, bringing us a fresh look at the Marvel Universe and grounding the larger-than-life characters that populate it. As always, Daniel Acuna's pages are an atmospheric treat, and suit the darker corners of Natasha's life perfectly. A solid start to the new ongoing series!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Arriving Today @ Curious Comics!

  • ACTION COMICS #888
  • ADVENTURE COMICS #10
  • ANGEL BARBARY COAST #1
  • BATGIRL #9
  • BATMAN #698
  • BLACK WIDOW #1
  • BOOSTER GOLD #31
  • BPRD KING OF FEAR #4 (OF 5)
  • BRIGHTEST DAY #0
  • CHEW #10 (MR)
  • DAREDEVIL #506
  • DAYTRIPPER #5 (OF 10) (MR)
  • DEADPOOL TEAM-UP #894
  • DOC SAVAGE #1
  • FABLES #94 (MR)
  • FLASH #1
  • GREEN ARROW #32
  • GREEN HORNET YEAR ONE #2
  • GUNSMITH CATS BURST TP VOL 05 (MR)
  • IRON MAN LEGACY #1
  • IRREDEEMABLE SP #1
  • NEW MUTANTS #12 XSC
  • POWERS #4 (MR)
  • PUNISHERMAX #6 (MR)
  • SECRET SIX #20
  • SIEGE CAPTAIN AMERICA #1
  • SIEGE LOKI #1
  • SIEGE YOUNG AVENGERS #1
  • STAR TREK MCCOY #1
  • STAR WARS DARK TIMES #16
  • ULTIMATE COMICS ENEMY #3 (OF 4)
  • UNWRITTEN #12 (MR)
  • WORLD WAR HULKS HULKED OUT HEROES #1 WWHS
  • YOTSUBA & ! GN VOL 08
Click here for the complete list!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

You Like Free Stuff, Right?

Sure you do! And what's more, the nice folks at Image Comics know it. That's why they maintain a page full of free comic books on their website, available for anyone to read online -- complimentary, gratis, and for nothing.

Readers can choose from hits like Bomb Queen, I Kill Giants, Robert Kirkman's Invincible, Cowboy Ninja Viking and more. Isn't that nice of them? Sure it is! What are you waiting for? Start clicking and get reading!

Friday, April 9, 2010

This Is Not How The World Ends...!

S.H.I.E.L.D. #1

The Pharoah Imhotep confronts the monstrous alien Brood in ancient Egypt. Celestials stalk 2nd century China; thousands of years later, Leonardo da Vinci discovers something incredible hidden in the heart of the sun. In 16th century Rome, Galileo Galilei stands for humanity against the coming of the World Eater, Galactus. But this is not how the world ends...!

Jonathan Hickman, easily one of the most clever writers working in today's comic book field, pulls out all the stops for the strongest first issue I've read in ages. Revealing wild snapshots of the hidden history of humanity and the development of the mysterious organization known as The Shield, Hickman brings us the untold story of the end of the world -- and the select few who, armed with the secret, stand together in defense of the Earth. Artist Dustin Weaver delivers big visuals that complement the epic storytelling and ably demonstrate why the safe money is on this guy becoming the next comic book artist superstar.

I always love it when comic companies step back and let talented creators go nuts on their classic concepts -- it's how we get modern must-reads like Alex Ross' Marvels and Neil Gaiman's 1602 -- and, yes, even though it's only at #1, I can say that S.H.I.E.L.D. really is that promising. If you're looking for something that will shake up your reading list, do yourself a favour and pick up S.H.I.E.L.D.... but don't wait too long! Word on this thing is spreading fast, with the first issue sold out at Marvel and a second printing slated to ship within weeks. Ask a Curious Comics staff member how you can get your hands on a copy!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

First Read of the Week!

Star Wars: Purge - The Hidden Blade

Having disobeyed orders and displeased his Emperor, Darth Vader has been dispatched to the far reaches of the Empire to oversee the construction of a contingent of armoured walkers -- hardly a task worthy of Vader's extensive array of skills. But when rumours reach him that the local band of rebels are harbouring a Jedi among them, Vader abandons his post to search the jungles of the planet... but in his bloodlust, has Vader lost sight of who is the true hunter here?

It's always great when Dark Horse visits the post-Revenge of the Sith period for stories of Darth Vader and his all-consuming hatred of the Jedi, and The Hidden Blade is no exception! Artist Chris Scalf might have a short Star Wars resume, but that doesn't make his work here any less impressive -- and it's a perfect accompaniment to Haden Blackman's sharp little self-contained script. Highly recommended!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Arriving Today @ Curious Comics!

  • AVENGERS ORIGIN #1 (OF 5)
  • AVP THREE WORLD WAR #3 (OF 6)
  • BATMAN AND ROBIN #11
  • BATMAN AND ROBIN DELUXE HC VOL 01 BATMAN REBORN
  • BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #43
  • BOYS #41 (MR)
  • BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #34
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA BLACK PANTHER FLAGS OF FATHERS #1
  • CINDERELLA FROM FABLETOWN WITH LOVE #6 (OF 6) (MR)
  • COWBOY NINJA VIKING #5 (MR)
  • DEADPOOL AND CABLE #25
  • DEADPOOL CORPS #1
  • FLASH SECRET FILES AND ORIGINS 2010 #1
  • GENTLEMENS ALLIANCE TP VOL 11 (OF 11)
  • GI JOE ORIGINS #14
  • HOUSE OF MYSTERY #24 (MR)
  • IMAGE FIRSTS CHEW #1 (MR)
  • JONAH HEX #54
  • JSA ALL STARS #5
  • KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #160
  • MARVEL ZOMBIES 5 #1 (OF 5)
  • MASS EFFECT REDEMPTION #4 (OF 4)
  • ONE PIECE TP VOL 39-43
  • RED ROBIN #11
  • RED SONJA WRATH OF THE GODS #3 (OF 5)
  • ROSARIO VAMPIRE SEASON II TP VOL 01
  • SHIELD #1 (MARVEL)
  • STAR WARS PURGE HIDDEN BLADE ONE SHOT
  • STEPHEN KINGS N #2 (OF 4)
  • SUPERMAN LAST STAND OF NEW KRYPTON #2 (OF 3)
  • SUPERMAN SECRET ORIGIN #5 (OF 6)
  • SWEET TOOTH #8 (MR)
  • ULTIMATE COMICS X #2
  • UNCANNY X-MEN #523 XSC
  • VENGEANCE OF MOON KNIGHT #7
  • WARLORD #13
  • WITCHFINDER IN THE SERVICE OF ANGELS TP VOL 01
  • WOLVERINE WEAPON X #12
  • WORLD WAR HULKS #1 WWHS
Click here for the complete list!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Thursday, April 1, 2010

First Read of the Week!

Amazing Spider-Man #627


Your Friendly Neighboughood Wall-Crawler tails a falling meteor to Central Park, where he finds -- to his amazement -- the nigh-unstoppable mutant menace known as the Juggernaut, battered, unconscious and smoking in a crater. But it doesn't end there... because the person behind the beatdown is one of the most powerful individuals in the Marvel Universe -- and he makes his long-overdue return in the pages of this issue!

Longtime Spider-expert Roger Stern turns in a snappy script that the very talented Lee Weeks translates into the usual top-notch visuals we've come to expect from his drawing board. Seems like I've been enjoying Spider-Man a lot lately -- even though Marvel hasn't managed to get me all the way back on board with the Spider-books after turfing Mary Jane, in this case it's the strong creative team that manages to move beyond the continuity train-wreck that is the modern Peter Parker and still manage to tell a great story. Highly recommended!

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