Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Arriving Today @ Curious Comics!

ABE SAPIEN ABYSSAL PLAIN #1 (OF 2)
ACTION COMICS #890
ASTONISHING X-MEN #34
BATMAN BEYOND #1 (OF 6)
BATMAN RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE #2 (OF 6) 2ND PTG
CAPTAIN AMERICA #607
DEADPOOL TEAM-UP #892
DEADPOOL WADE WILSONS WAR #2 (OF 4)
DOOMWAR #5 (OF 6)
DRAGON AGE #2
FLASH #3 (BRIGHTEST DAY)
GI JOE HEARTS AND MINDS #2
GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #13
GREEN LANTERN #55 (BRIGHTEST DAY)
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN ANNUAL #1
JOKERS ASYLUM CLAYFACE #1
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #46 (BRIGHTEST DAY)
JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #40
PREDATORS #4 (OF 4)
RED SONJA WRATH OF THE GODS #5 (OF 5)
ROYAL HISTORIAN OF OZ #1
SECRET AVENGERS #2
SPIDER-HAM 25TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1
STAR TREK BURDEN OF KNOWLEDGE #1
STAR WARS DARK TIMES #17
STAR WARS INVASION RESCUES #2 (OF 6)
STAR WARS LEGACY #49
THOR #611
TURF #2 (MR)
WONDER WOMAN #600


For the complete list, click here!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Save Middle Earth... for cheap!

Fantasy Flight has announced that they are bringing back one of their all-time best-selling boardgames at a new affordable price! Long out of print, master game designer Reiner Knizia's classic Lord of the Rings is a challenging cooperative game that manages to balance the outward dangers of Frodo's quest through Middle Earth (like the Mines of Moria, the Battle of Helm's Deep, the confrontation with Shelob on the borders of Mordor) and the slow, relentless corruption that comes along with possessing the One Ring.

This new and more affordable Silver Line edition of Lord of the Rings will still have all the fantastic John Howe illustrations that we saw in the original game, but will also offer an improved rulebook, reworked components and updated graphics. Start saving your pennies now, game fans -- this gem will hit the shelves at your friendly neighbourhood Curious Comics this September!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Spotlight on Marvel Select: The Thing

He's big! He's orange! He's grouchy! He's the ever-lovin' blue-eyed Thing, the physical powerhouse behind the Fantastic Four, the world's most beloved super-hero team! And now he's been brought to your toy shelf with the latest release from the talented folks at Marvel Select. Standing just over 8" high, this version of Ben Grimm is tall enough to look the previous Marvel Select release of the Incredible Hulk and next month's Abomination square in the eye -- and you can't say that about many figures!

Ask a Curious Comics staff member how you can get a hold of your own Marvel Select Thing Action Figure -- or any of the other great figures in the Marvel Select line that are still available, including Iron Man, War Machine, Wolverine and more!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Broad St Block Party - On Now!

What are you doing reading this? As promised, the Broad Street Block Party is on now! Make your way downtown and check out what the folks at Curious Comics, Robinson's Outdoor Store, Monk's Office Supply, Mango's Boutique and HtO Surf & Swimwear have cooked up for you this year!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Heads up - the Broad St Block Party is tomorrow!

Don't miss the Broad Street Block Party on Saturday June 26 2010! Featuring the Chikoru Marimba Band, hourly prize giveaways, a kids' fish pond, and lots of other fun stuff from Curious Comics, Robinson's Outdoor Store, Monk Office Supply, Mango's Boutique and HtO Surf & Swimwear -- right out on Broad Street.

Saturday June 26 11 AM - 5 PM! See you there!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Big Moving Sale continues!


The Big Moving Sale is still on at Curious Comics Hillside! Look for new stock to show up on the sale shelves when you least expect it -- and with huge discounts like 50% OFF selected graphic novels & manga, 25-50% OFF toys & action figures, 25% OFF Marvel, DC & indie comics, 20% OFF DVDs, and 50% OFF selected games & RPGs, can you honestly say that you can afford to miss out on these great deals? I didn't think so! See you there!

(Sale excludes New Arrivals & Special Orders; ask for more info.)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Arriving Today @ Curious Comics!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #635 (GRIM)
AMERICAN VAMPIRE #4 (MR)
ANGEL #34
AVENGERS #2 (HA)
BATMAN RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE #3 (OF 6)
BATMAN STREETS OF GOTHAM #13
DETECTIVE COMICS #866
DR WHO MAGAZINE #422
FANTASTIC FOUR #580 (HA)
GARTH ENNIS BATTLEFIELDS #7 (OF 9) (MR)
GHOSTBUSTERS HOLIDAY SPECIAL CON VOLUTION #1
GREEN ARROW #1 (BRIGHTEST DAY)
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #49 (BRIGHTEST DAY)
HERALDS #4 (OF 5)
HULK #23 (WWHS)
INCORRUPTIBLE #7
IRON MAN LEGACY #3
JACK OF FABLES TP VOL 07 NEW ADVS OF JACK & JACK (MR)
JOE THE BARBARIAN #6 (OF 8) (MR)
JOKERS ASYLUM KILLER CROC #1
JUSTICE LEAGUE GENERATION LOST #4 (BRIGHTEST DAY)
JUSTICE LEAGUE THE RISE OF ARSENAL #4 (OF 4)
KEVIN SMITH GREEN HORNET #5
LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #2
MOUSE GUARD LEGENDS O/T GUARD #2 (OF 4)
POWER GIRL #13
POWERS #5 (MR)
PREDATORS #3 (OF 4)
PREVIEWS #262
SECRET WARRIORS #17 (HA)
SUPERGIRL #53
SUPERMAN #700
SUPERMAN BATMAN #73
THUNDERBOLTS #145 (HA)
ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS 2 #4
WOLVERINE ORIGINS #49
WOLVERINE WEAPON X #14
X-FACTOR #206 (XSC)
X-MEN LEGACY #237 (XSC)
ZATANNA #2

Click here for the complete list!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Heroclix: Brightest Day!

After the Darkest Night comes the Brightest Day! Here's your first look at the upcoming Heroclix: Brightest Day Action Pack, slated for release this coming October. Lifting characters from the top-selling Brightest Day series from DC Comics, this pack will bring new versions of Aquaman, Osiris, Hawkgirl, Firestorm and a confused-looking Martian Manhunter to your Clix table.

Ask a friendly Curious Comics staff member how you can reserve yours today!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Broad Street Block Party!

Don't miss the Broad Street Block Party on Saturday June 26 2010 - less than one week from today! Featuring the Chikoru Marimba Band, hourly prize giveaways, a kids' fish pond, and lots of other fun stuff from Curious Comics, Robinson's Outdoor Store, Monk Office Supply, Mango's Boutique and HtO Surf & Swimwear -- all right out on Broad Street.

Sounds good, right? Sure it does! See you there!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Free RPG Day!

Hold on to your d20s, RPG fans -- it's Free RPG Day! Make sure to take some time to stop by your friendly neighbourhood Curious Comics and check out the awesome free goodies on offer.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Magic CCG: Archenemy Out Today!

Magic CCG: Archenemy Decks


Here comes a whole new way to play your favourite CCG!

You are the Archenemy, and your goal is simple: the utter decimation of your fellow Planeswalkers. A force of unbridled malevolence, your power is so immense that their only hope is to join forces in a desperate attempt to defeat you.

In this exciting new multiplayer variant on the classic Magic CCG game, an oversized deck packed with brutal 'scheme' cards allows one player to assume the role of the Archenemy -- a merciless paragon of power bent on total domination. The other players in the game must unite to defeat the archenemy and save the day -- if they can!

Magic CCG: Archenemy Decks are available now at your friendly neighbourhood Curious Comics!

GoGo's Crazy Bones!

They're Gogo's! They're crazy! They're, um... not especially bone-like, as far as I can tell. But, whatever -- they're Gogo's Crazy Bones, the most popular collectible game on planet Earth, and Curious Comics Hillside is pleased to announce tournament play for Gogo's Crazy Bones! Just bring some Gogo's to Curious Comics Hillside on Saturdays at 12 noon and be ready to play.

This event is free to enter, and there are great Crazy Bone prizes to win! Ask a staff member for more info, or drop by Curious Hillside on Saturday at noon to check it out!

Free RPG Day!

Free RPG Day is almost here! Saturday June 19 is the big day this year -- with tons of new RPGs on offer, even the most jaded of role-players will find something new and exciting to put a little spice back in that regular old boring game night.

Make sure to take some time out on Saturday to swing by your friendly neighbourhood Curious Comics and check out the free stuff!


Thursday, June 17, 2010

Moving Sale Phase 2!

Big News! Curious Comics Hillside -- soon to be Curious Comics Langford -- has started the next phase of our Big Moving Sale!

Look for huge savings in Moving Sale Phase 2 -- like 50% OFF selected graphic novels, 25-50% OFF toys & action figures, 25% OFF Marvel, DC & indie comics, and 50% OFF selected games & RPGs!

Don't wait too long to check it out, or all the good stuff will be gone before you get there!

(Sale excludes New Arrivals & Special Orders; ask for more info.)

Warmachine: Cryx Out Now!

From the darkness of their nightmarish isle, the undead legions of Cryx strike forth at the Iron Kingdoms, each battle serving to fuel their unholy factories as necrotechs shape everything that walks, crawls, or slithers out of their dank, macabre workshops. To oppose Cryx is to oppose death itself as legions of undead mechanithralls, ghostly bane thralls, looming black iron helljacks, and skittering bonejacks surge forth at the command of their lich lord masters.

Sounds good, right? Sure it does! After agonizing delays, the Cryx faction book -- the latest release in the best-selling Forces of Warmachine series -- is now available at your friendly neighbourhood Curious Comics!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Arriving Today @ Curious Comics!

AGE OF HEROES #2 (OF 4)
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #633
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #634
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN PRESENTS BLACK CAT #1 (OF 4)
ANGEL BARBARY COAST #3
ATLAS #2
BATMAN RIP TP
BIRDS OF PREY #2 (BRIGHTEST DAY)
BLACK WIDOW #3
BOYS #43 (MR)
BRIGHTEST DAY #4
CHEW TP VOL 02 INTERNATIONAL FLAVOR (MR)
CONAN SPEAR & OTHER STORIES TP
CRIMINAL TP VOL 05 SINNERS (MR)
DARK TOWER GUNSLINGER JOURNEY BEGINS #2 (OF 5)
DARK WOLVERINE #87
DC UNIVERSE LEGACIES #2 (OF 10)
DEADPOOL #24
DEADPOOL MERC WITH A MOUTH #12 (OF 13)
FABLES #96 (MR)
GI JOE #19
HERALDS #3 (OF 5)
INCREDIBLE HULK #610
JOKERS ASYLUM HARLEY QUINN #1
JOKERS ASYLUM MAD HATTER #1
KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #163
MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ #7 (OF 8)
NEW AVENGERS #1 HA
NEW MUTANTS #14 XSC
PREDATORS #2 (OF 4)
SPIKE THE DEVIL YOU KNOW #1
SPIRIT #3
STAR WARS KNIGHTS O/T OLD REPUBLIC TP VOL 09 DEMON
SUPERNATURAL BEGINNINGS END #6 (OF 6)
TRANSFORMERS NEFARIOUS #4
ULTIMATE COMICS X #3
WALKING DEAD #73 (MR)
WORLD OF WARCRAFT HC VOL 03
X-FACTOR FOREVER #4
Click here for the complete list!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Speaking of Moving...

... our Big Moving Sale is still on at Curious Comics Hillside! Save 20% on all your favourite comics, graphic novels, toys, board games & more. Don't wait too long to check it out, or all the good stuff will be gone before you get there!

(Sale excludes New Arrivals & Special Orders; ask for more info.)

Monday, June 14, 2010

First Look at the New Shop!

Here's your first look at the new Langford location of Curious Comics! Conveniently located on Goldstream Avenue, the spacious new shop will feature ample parking and be convenient to all your favourite Langford destinations... including Tim Hortons, which is right across the street! Comics + coffee = good times.

Check out the new location on Google Maps by clicking on this link. Looks pretty good from here! Watch this space for more info.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

V.I.M.A.C.S. Attacks!

The V.I.M.A.C.S. Comic Show opens its doors at 10 AM today! Don't miss meeting the celebrity guests or getting your hands on all the hard-to-find collectibles that will be up for grabs at the big event. And while you're there, drop by the Curious Comics table and say 'hi'!

Plus - keep an eye on our Twitter page for Tweets straight from the show!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

V.I.M.A.C.S. is almost here!

V.I.M.A.C.S. -- that's Vancouver Island's Most Amazing Comic Book Show, for the acronym-impaired -- is just 24 hours away! V.I.M.A.C.S. is lined up to feature guest appearances by buckets of comic book talent, including personal faves Paul Chadwick (creator of the groundbreaking indie book Concrete), Ken Steacy (creative force behind the classic English language versions of Astro Boy and Speed Racer), Janine Johnston (a hugely talented painter with both ElfQuest and Star Wars on her resume), and many more!

In addition to the star power, V.I.M.A.C.S. will have all the hard-to-find collectors items and obscure back issues that you'd expect from a show of this magnitude... and all for a cover charge of just $4 for grown-ups, and a very reasonable $0 for kids!

So click on the link, mark it on your calendar, bust open the piggy bank and call in sick... do whatever you have to do, but don't miss out! Comic shows like this one don't come along every day, do they? See you there!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Axis & Allies - War At Sea - Condition Zebra Out Now!

Axis & Allies - War At Sea - Condition Zebra

All hands to battle stations! Here comes the new expansion for the War at Sea collectible naval miniatures combat game. Condition Zebra offers up 40 new authentically detailed miniatures -- including the USS West Virginia, the French aircraft carrier Bearn and the IJN Suzuya -- all prepainted and ready to play or display straight out of the box.

While you're at it, be sure to check out the new Axis & Allies - War At Sea 2-Player Starter too. Featuring an updated and expanded rulebook (with new rules for night fighting, long distance battles, weather effects and more), two full-size battle maps and dice, this set also features 8 miniatures unique to this release!

Condition Zebra and the new War At Sea 2-Player Starter are available now at Curious Comics!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

To Boldly Click...

...where no one has clicked before!

Yes, the Talaxian cat is out of the temporal loop! The new NECA/Wizkids partnership -- already the center of attention after the successful relaunch of the venerable Marvel and DC Heroclix collectible miniatures game properties -- has been dropping hints for weeks now that a big licensing agreement was in the final stages of negotiations. Internet speculation was, predictably, running at full steam: would it be GIJoe-Clix? Transformers-Clix? World of Warcraft-Clix?

Wizkids finally put us out of our collective misery and let us in on the big secret on Tuesday, announcing that they had nabbed the license to produce collectible click-games for the Star Trek universe. Details are still sketchy at this point (we're not even sure if the game will feature figures, ships, both, or what) but we are told that TrekClix will cover all of the television shows as well as the feature films -- which should be more than enough to keep the new clickable universe running for ages... maybe even into the 23rd century?

Keep some space clear under your Christmas tree... the first release for TrekClix will hit shelves this December!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Arriving Today @ Curious Comics!

ASTONISHING X-MEN XENOGENESIS #2 (OF 5)
AVENGERS ACADEMY #1
BATGIRL #11
BATMAN #700
BATTLE ANGEL ALITA LAST ORDER TP VOL 13
BOOSTER GOLD #33
BUZZARD #1 (OF 3)
CAPTAIN AMERICA #606
CHEW #11 (MR)
DAREDEVIL #507
DAYTRIPPER #7 (OF 10) (MR)
DEADPOOL CORPS #3
DEADPOOL MGC #1
DEADPOOL WADE WILSONS WAR #1 (OF 4)
DOC SAVAGE #3
HELLBOY TP VOL 10 CROOKED MAN & OTHERS
HERALDS #2 (OF 5)
HOUSE OF MYSTERY #26 (MR)
HUMAN TARGET #5 (OF 6)
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #27
JONAH HEX #56
JUSTICE LEAGUE GENERATION LOST #3
MELANCHOLY OF HARUHI SUZUMIYA GN VOL 06
NEMESIS #2 (OF 4) (MR)
PREDATORS #1 (OF 4)
PUNISHERMAX #8 (MR)
RED SONJA #50
SECRET SIX #22
SHIELD #2
SOUL EATER TP VOL 03
STAR TREK MCCOY #3
TITANS #24 (BRIGHTEST DAY)
TOM STRONG AND THE ROBOTS OF DOOM #1 (OF 6)
TRANSFORMERS ONGOING #8
ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS 2 #3
ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #11
UNCANNY X-MEN #525 XSC
UNWRITTEN #14 (MR)
VENGEANCE OF MOON KNIGHT #9
WARLORD #15
X-MEN HELLBOUND #2 (OF 3) XSC
YOUNG ALLIES #1

Click here for the complete list!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Moving Sale On Now!

Curious Comics Hillside is moving to a new location -- and starting today, that means great deals for you! For a limited time, come to Curious Hillside to SAVE 20% on comics, graphic novels, RPGs, board games, toys, action figures, manga, anime DVDs and more.

(Sale excludes New Arrivals & Special Orders; ask for more info.)

Magic: Duels of the Planeswalkers Available Now

Magic CCG: Duels of the Planeswalkers

Inspired by the decks from the blockbuster Duels of the Planeswalkers digital game, these powerful 60-card decks come with a 15-card booster pack, allowing you to customize your deck and take total command of your game! Choose your favourite Planeswalker -- Jace Beleren, Liliana Vess, Nissa Revane, Garruk Wildspeaker, or Chandra Nalaar -- and crank your game up a notch!

New D&D Out Now!

The latest batch of supplements for the world's most popular RPG have arrived at your friendly neighbourhood Curious Comics and are on sale now! Here's a quick sample of the D&D goodness headed for your gaming group...

Monster Manual 3
This core rulebook packs in over 200 new monsters to menace D&D player characters. Classic monsters such as the derro, the mimic, and Lolth (Demon Queen of Spiders) make their first appearance here. In addition, this book includes scores of new monsters to challenge characters of heroic, paragon, and epic level, including deadly catastrophic dragons!


Player's Handbook Races: Tieflings
This expansion of the Player’s Handbook core rulebook explores the infernal secrets of the tieflings. It presents D&D players with exciting new options for their tiefling characters, including unique racial feats, powers, paragon paths, and epic destinies. This book also includes ways to flesh out your tiefling character’s background and personality.

Dungeon Tiles: Desert of Athas
This D&D Roleplaying Game accessory - designed to enhance play in the Dark Sun Campaign Setting and the Marauders of the Dune Sea adventure, but great for any game - gives Dungeon Masters an easy and inexpensive way to include great-looking terrain in their games. This accessory contains six double-sided sheets of illustrated, die-cut terrain tiles printed on heavy cardstock, allowing you to create desert oases, sandstone vaults, and other dungeon and wilderness fixtures. Some of the tiles can be combined to create 3D terrain elements.

All About Life With Archie!

This summer, Michael Uslan -- the writer of the mega-hit Archie: Will You Marry Me? wedding story -- returns with a new ongoing series! In Life With Archie, fans will be treated to two new stories of Archie's parallel futures -- one where he's married to Veronica, and one where he's married to Betty -- every month.

In the first issue, Archie is forced to buy out Pop Tate's Chok'lit Shoppe for Lodge Industries Can Archie, Veronica and their friends face the challenge of saving Pop's future as well as their own? In the second story, Archie and Betty struggle with their careers in the fast-paced environment of the Big Apple. But when a mysterious figure offers Archie eternal wealth in exchange for leaving Betty and returning to Riverdale, will the temptation of an end to their struggles prove too much?

This is the comic series Archie fans have been waiting decades to see! Don't miss out -- ask a Curious Comics staff member how you can reserve your copy!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Manga Spotlight: Naruto Volume 48

Naruto Volume 48

Finally face-to-face with his ultimate nemesis, Naruto finds out there's more to the true Pain than he could have ever imagined. As the consequences of the tumultuous politics of the past come to light, an unexpected turn of events puts a new ninja in power in Konoha. And the first act by the new leader will change Naruto's world forever...

Naruto Volume 48 is now available at your friendly neighbourhood Curious Comics!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

DC Heroclix: Blackest Night available now!

The War of the Light comes to Curious Comics with the DC HeroClix Blackest Night Starter Game! As the Blackest Night encompasses the world, heroes and villains alike are deputized into the Lantern Corps to fight back against the legions of Black Lanterns. Choose a team of lanterns and take them into battle! This starter game comes with everything a player needs to play, including: Green Lantern, Lex Luthor, Mera, Scarecrow, Wonder Woman, The Flash, and The Atom, an all-new Green Lantern Map, a 2010 HeroClix Complete Rulebook, six Object Tokens, 12 Terrain Markers, and two 6-sided dice.

The DC Heroclix Blackest Night Starter Game is available now at Curious Comics! Get 'em while they're hot!

Arriving Today @ Curious Comics!

  • ADVENTURE COMICS #12
  • AVENGERS PRIME #1 (OF 5)
  • BLEACH TP VOL 31
  • BRIGHTEST DAY #3
  • CONAN THE CIMMERIAN #21
  • CONAN TP VOL 08 BLACK COLOSSUS
  • DMZ TP VOL 08 HEARTS AND MINDS (MR)
  • DR WHO MAGAZINE #421
  • FINAL CRISIS TP
  • GI JOE ORIGINS #16
  • HAWKEYE & MOCKINGBIRD #1
  • HERALDS #1 (OF 5)
  • HERCULES TWILIGHT OF A GOD #1 (OF 4)
  • IZOMBIE #2 (MR)
  • JOKERS ASYLUM THE RIDDLER #1
  • JONAH HEX NO WAY BACK HC
  • JSA ALL STARS #7
  • JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #39
  • MOUSE GUARD LEGENDS O/T GUARD #1 (OF 4)
  • NARUTO TP VOL 48
  • NEGIMA GN VOL 26 (MR)
  • ONE PIECE TP VOL 49 - 53
  • QUEEN SONJA #7
  • RED HOOD LOST DAYS #1 (OF 6)
  • RED ROBIN #13
  • SERENITY FLOAT OUT ONE SHOT #1
  • SPECTACULAR SPIDER-GIRL #2 (OF 4)
  • STAND HARDCASES #1 (OF 5)
  • STEPHEN KINGS N #4 (OF 4)
  • SUPERMAN BATMAN ANNUAL #4
  • SWEET TOOTH #10 (MR)
  • TEZUKAS BLACK JACK TP VOL 11
  • THANOS IMPERATIVE #1 (OF 6)
  • TRANSFORMERS IRONHIDE #2
  • VAMPIRE KNIGHT TP VOL 10
  • X-MEN FOREVER GIANT-SIZE #1
Click here for the complete list!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Bone: Tall Tales Coming Soon!

Long before the Bone cousins were ever lost in the uncharted desert on the outskirts of the Valley, Big Johnson Bone, the discoverer of the Rolling Bone River, founded Boneville. But little is known of the mighty explorer's adventures before he started his famous trading post. So when Smiley Bone sits down with a group of young campers to retell the legendary stories of Boneville's origin and its tough, no-nonsense founder, what they hear are tall tales in typical Bone fashion, wild antics complete with rat creatures, dragons, and a snarky little monkey!

Bone: Tall Tales -- the prequel to Jeff Smith's much-loved and best-selling series Bone -- will be hitting the shelves at Curious this summer! Ask a staff member how you can reserve your copy.

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