Saturday, July 31, 2010

Now Open!

Curious Comics Langford is now open for business! Come by and check out the new shop and take advantage our opening weekend special -- the first volume of the best-selling Walking Dead series, only $5! See you there!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Alan Moore Speaks

So what's Alan Moore up to these days anyway? His epic novel Jerusalem is still in the works, and his magazine Dodgem Logic is turning heads... but it looks like his collaborative project with the Gorillaz has gone by the wayside. Click on this link and catch up with the big guy in a new interview at the Guardian.





Thursday, July 29, 2010

Life With Archie!


The best-selling series returns with a new #1 -- on the shelf now at Curious Comics! Here comes the the brand new ongoing monthly Life with Archie magazine, featuring two new continuing series -- each carried over from the smash hit Will You Marry Me? storyline. Archie Loves Betty follows the two lovebirds as they try to build a life for themselves and make ends meet, and Archie Loves Veronica shows us the terrible pressures Archie carries as a highly paid executive working for his father-in-law, Mr Lodge. Poor guy!

Don't miss an issue -- ask how you can get Life With Archie set aside for you every month at your friendly neighbourhood Curious Comics!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Last Day - up to 90% OFF!

It's the last day of the Big Moving Sale at Curious Comics Hillside! For today only, look for incredible bargains including up to 90% OFF on selected items! Don't miss out -- after today, it's all over!!

New Today @ Curious Comics!

Don't forget: today is the last day of the Big Moving Sale at Curious Comics Hillside!

ABE SAPIEN ABYSSAL PLAIN #2 (OF 2)
ACTION COMICS #891
AMERICAN VAMPIRE #5 (MR)
ANGEL #35
AVP THREE WORLD WAR #5 (OF 6)
BATMAN RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE #4 (OF 6)
BATMAN WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE CAPED CRUSADER TP
BATMAN WIDENING GYRE #6 (OF 6)
BLACK BIRD GN VOL 05
BUZZARD #2 (OF 3)
D GRAY MAN GN VOL 18 (MR)
DEADPOOL TEAM-UP #891
DETECTIVE COMICS #867
FANTASTIC FOUR #581
FIRST WAVE #3 (OF 6)
FLASH #4 (BRIGHTEST DAY)
FLIGHT GN VOL 07
GI JOE HEARTS AND MINDS #3
GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #14
GREEN ARROW #2 (BRIGHTEST DAY)
GREEN HORNET STRIKES #2
GREEN LANTERN #56 (BRIGHTEST DAY)
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #50 (BRIGHTEST DAY)
HAUNT #8
INCORRUPTIBLE #8
JUSTICE LEAGUE GENERATION LOST #6 (BRIGHTEST DAY)
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #47 (BRIGHTEST DAY)
LIFE WITH ARCHIE MARRIED LIFE #1
PREVIEWS #263
PUNISHERMAX #9 (MR)
RASL #8 (MR)
ROSARIO VAMPIRE SEASON II TP VOL 02
SECRET AVENGERS #3
SPAWN #198
STAR TREK BURDEN OF KNOWLEDGE #2
STAR TREK MCCOY #4
STAR WARS INVASION RESCUES #3 (OF 6)
TEEN TITANS #85
THOR #612
THOR MIGHTY AVENGER #2
ULTIMATE COMICS MYSTERY #1 (OF 4)
UNCANNY X-MEN #526
USAGI YOJIMBO TP VOL 24 RETURN OF BLACK SOUL
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 12 LIFE AMONG THEM
WARLORD #16
WOLVERINE ORIGINS #50
WOLVERINE WEAPON X #15
WONDER WOMAN #601
WORLD WAR HULKS SPIDER-MAN VS THOR #2 (OF 2)
WORLD WAR HULKS WOLVERINE VS CAPTAIN AMERICA #2
X-MEN LEGACY #238

Click here for the complete list!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Almost Over!

The Big Moving Sale at Curious Comics Hillside is almost over! There's just one day left to catch crazy sale prices across the entire store, including discounts like 25-75% OFF ALL graphic novels & manga, 25-75% OFF toys & action figures, 50% OFF Marvel, DC & indie comics, 20% OFF DVDs, 50% OFF selected games & RPGs, and Back Issues just $0.33 each!

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

Monday, July 26, 2010

Heroclix: Web of Spider-Man

If you were at this year's San Diego Comic Con and dropped by the Wizkids booth, you'd have caught a happy eyeful of the much-anticipated upcoming Marvel Heroclix: Web of Spider-Man set. If you weren't there, that's OK -- this is the 21st century, so of course somebody took some pictures and posted them to the interwebs!

Wrapping up months of speculation, the special SDCC preview filled in many of the blanks on the set list, promising tons of solid star characters (including Venom, the Green Goblin, Scorpion, two Wolverines and several versions of Spider-Man), the obligatory B-Listers (Prowler, Rocket Racer, Solo, Night Nurse and others), and the first Heroclix appearances of supporting characters like Mary Jane Watson and J. Jonah Jameson.

Drop by the friendly HCRealms forums and check out this thread devoted to discussing the details on these Web of Spider-Man sneak peeks!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Iron Maiden Heroclix?


Not a dream! Not a hoax! Well, actually -- it could possibly be a hoax, I suppose. But whatever -- from the folks at Toy News International, spotted at the San Diego Comic Con: Iron Maiden Heroclix!

Can Kiss Heroclix and the Beatles in their Yellow Submarine be far behind? Time will tell!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Free Dwarfs!

Or should that be Dwarves? Whatever, the folks at Mantic Games and the Beasts of War gaming minis review website have teamed up to give away an army of the little guys. Featuring all the detail and style you've come to expect in Mantic releases, this 80-soldier Dwarf Army (that's 40 Ironclads and 40 Ironwatch for those of you keeping score) is cast in a special limited white plastic -- one of only five sets to be made of the stuff.

How do you enter? Simple! Just click on this here link, follow the simple instructions and you'll be done in 30 seconds or less. Good luck!


Friday, July 23, 2010

New Dungeons & Dragons RPG Books!

New Dungeons & Dragons 4th Ed RPG Books - On Sale Now @ Curious Comics!

Orcs of Stonefang Pass
Stonefang Pass wends its way through the mountains of the Stonemarch, home to brutal tribes of orcs. The time has come to clear the pass and gain a foothold, so that it can be used for trade between the town of Winterhaven and the lands beyond the mountains. Brave adventurers are needed to rid the pass of monsters and liberate Stonefang Keep from the orcs. Who’s up for the challenge?

Demonomicon
Demonomicon presents the definitive treatise on demons and their masters, the demon lords. Whether you’re looking to introduce demons into your D&D campaign or plunge your heroes into the heart of the Abyss, this book has something for you!

Tomb of Horrors
For generations, the Tomb of Horrors has held an inescapable allure. It draws adventurers to it like a beacon then devours them utterly like some monstrous predator. Within its sepulchral, trap-ridden halls and chambers lay the secrets and treasures of the demilich Acererak and, some say, the demilich himself. Tomb of Horrors features a modular design that allows Dungeon Masters to build campaigns around the events herein, or pick and choose from the various chapters for use as standalone adventures. It presents a variety of challenges, from intricate combat encounters to traps and tricks evocative of the classic Tomb of Horrors adventure.

Vor Rukoth: An Ancient Ruins Adventure Site
Vor Rukoth presents a fully detailed, ready-to-use fortress ruin, complete with secret locations, maps, adventure hooks, monster and NPC statistics, ready-to-play encounters, and a full-color, double-sided battle map. The book is perfect for Dungeon Masters looking for a mysterious adventure location that fits instantly and easily into their existing D&D campaigns.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Big Moving Sale - Update!

The Big Moving Sale just got a facelift at Curious Comics Hillside! Look for crazy new sale prices across the entire store, including discounts like 25-75% OFF ALL graphic novels & manga, 25-75% OFF toys & action figures, 50% OFF Marvel, DC & indie comics, 20% OFF DVDs, 50% OFF selected games & RPGs, and Back Issues just $0.33 each! But don't wait too long... this sale turns into a pumpkin and disappears on Wednesday July 28!

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

Arriving Today @ Curious Comics!

AGE OF HEROES #3 (OF 4)
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #638
ATLAS #3
AVENGERS #3
BATMAN BEYOND #2 (OF 6)
BATMAN STREETS OF GOTHAM #14
BLACK WIDOW #4
BLACKEST NIGHT RISE OF THE BLACK LANTERNS HC
BLACKEST NIGHT TALES OF THE CORPS HC
BRIGHTEST DAY #6
DARK AVENGERS TP VOL 02 MOLECULE MAN
DARK TOWER GUNSLINGER JOURNEY BEGINS #3 (OF 5)
DARK WOLVERINE #88
DC UNIVERSE LEGACIES #3 (OF 10)
DEADPOOL #25
DEADPOOL MERC WITH A MOUTH #13 (OF 13)
FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST TP VOL 23
GARTH ENNIS BATTLEFIELDS #8 (OF 9) (MR)
GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #156
JANET EVANOVICH TROUBLEMAKER HC BOOK 01
JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #41 (BRIGHTEST DAY)
KEVIN SMITH GREEN HORNET #6
LADY DEADPOOL #1
LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #3
MARVELMAN CLASSIC PRIMER #1
MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ #8 (OF 8)
NEW AVENGERS #2
NEW MUTANTS #15
OVERSTREET COMIC BK PG SC VOL 40
POWER GIRL #14
SPIKE THE DEVIL YOU KNOW #2
SPIRIT #4
SUPERGIRL #54
SUPERMAN BATMAN #74
THUNDERBOLTS #146
TIME MASTERS VANISHING POINT #1 (OF 6)
TRANSFORMERS NEFARIOUS #5
TRUE BLOOD #1
ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS 2 #5 (OF 6)
ULTIMATE COMICS NEW ULTIMATES #3 (OF 5)
WALKING DEAD #75 (MR)
X-FACTOR #207
ZATANNA #3

* Don't forget: SCOTT PILGRIM VOL 6 is now available too!

Click here for the complete list!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Scott Pilgrim Volume 6!

It's finally here! Six years and almost one thousand pages have all led to this epic finale! With six of Ramona's seven evil exes dispatched, it should be time for Scott Pilgrim to face Gideon Graves, the biggest and baddest of her former beaus. But didn't Ramona take off at the end of Book 5? Shouldn't that let Scott off the hook? Maybe it should, maybe it shouldn't, but one thing is for certain... all of this has been building to Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour -- on sale today at Curious Comics!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Peter Fernandez Passes Away


We were very sorry to learn that Peter Fernandez -- loved by a generation of children as the mind, heart and voice behind the English language incarnation of the classic anime series Speed Racer -- passed away last week at the age of 83.


Fernandez's resume reads like an encyclopedia of essential pop culture, having directed, written, worked on or performed in iconic TV shows and films like Astro Boy, Gigantor, Star Blazers, Lupin III, Ultraman, and some of the Godzilla films among many others... though the project with which he is usually most closely associated will probably always be Speed Racer. Not only was he the voice of Speed, Racer X, Spritle Racer and many other characters on the show, Fernandez also wrote the scripts, directed the voice cast, and even wrote the lyrics to that instantly recognizable theme song!


You can read more about the remarkable life and career of Peter Fernandez at Anime News Network and Right Stuf.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Earthsea On The Way!


Good news, anime fans -- after years of controversy, criticism and court cases, Goro Miyazaki's epic animated film Tales From Earthsea is finally set for a limited North American theatrical release. Directed by the son of Japanese film industry legend Hayao Miyazaki and based on the hugely popular books by Ursula K. LeGuin, Tales From Earthsea has already racked up blockbuster hit status with audiences around the world, but has been kept away from North American fans by a conflict of distribution rights -- pitting the animated Earthsea film against a somewhat forgettable 2004 SyFy Channel Earthsea miniseries. But now these issues appear to have been settled, the appropriate hatchets buried and the way cleared for Tales From Earthsea to land on our shores.

Cities and dates for Tales From Earthsea have yet to be announced, and we don't yet know if Victoria made the list... but even if we don't make the cut, a general release on DVD before the end of the year seems guaranteed. Watch this space for more info!

Friday, July 16, 2010

M11 is here!

Buckle up, kids -- the new 2011 Core Set for the best-selling Magic: The Gathering CCG is here! Featuring new worlds, deadly perils, ancient enemies, and new adventures, the 2011 Core Set promises to deliver all the evocative spells, menacing creatures, and infinite possibilities you've come to expect from the Magic CCG.

Magic 2011 will form the core of all your Magic decks for the next year -- so don't wait to get your hands on it! Bust open those piggy banks, return your empty pop cans and raid the sofa for loose change... do whatever you have to, but be there to catch the goodness when M11 goes on sale at Curious Comics today!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Goodbye, Harvey Pekar

The ground-breaking indie comic book writer Harvey Pekar -- much loved for his award-winning autobiographical comic American Splendor -- passed away on Monday at the age of 70.


Pekar helped steer the comic book genre away from super-hero fistfights, delivering his take on life with an unflinching honesty that earned him legions of fans, a Harvey Award, and what must be unique among comic book professionals -- a ban from David Letterman's talk show.


Visit the Comics Reporter for a comprehensive look at Pekar's life, his work, and the impact this unique creator had on the industry he loved.


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Arriving Today @ Curious Comics!

ADVENTURE COMICS #516
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #637
ASTONISHING SPIDER-MAN WOLVERINE #2 (OF 6)
ASTRO CITY SILVER AGENT #1 (OF 2)
AVENGERS ACADEMY #2
BATGIRL #12
BATMAN #701
BIRDS OF PREY #3 (BRIGHTEST DAY)
BLACK LAGOON GN VOL 09 (MR)
BLACKEST NIGHT BLACK LANTERN CORPS HC VOL 01
BLACKEST NIGHT BLACK LANTERN CORPS HC VOL 02
BOOSTER GOLD #34
BRAVE AND THE BOLD #35
CHEW #12 (MR)
COMIC BOOK GUY THE COMIC BOOK #1 (OF 5)
CONAN THE CIMMERIAN #22
DAREDEVIL #508 SL
DAYTRIPPER #8 (OF 10) (MR)
DEADPOOL CORPS #4
DOC SAVAGE #4
DOCTOR SOLAR MAN OF ATOM #1
DR WHO MAGAZINE #423
GI JOE ORIGINS #17
GORILLA MAN #1 (OF 3)
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #28
JUSTICE LEAGUE GENERATION LOST #5 (BRIGHTEST DAY)
MEGATOKYO VOL 06
NGE SHINJI IKARI RAISING PROJECT TP VOL 05
PREDATORS MOVIE ADAPTION TP
PREDATORS PRESERVE THE GAME ONE SHOT
QUEEN SONJA #8
RICHARD STARKS PARKER MAN WITH GETAWAY FACE (PRELUDE)
SPECTACULAR SPIDER-GIRL #3 (OF 4)
SUPERMAN #701
THANOS IMPERATIVE #2 (OF 6)
TICK EDLUND EPIC #1 (OF 12)
TICK EDLUND EPIC #2 (OF 12)
TITANS #25 (BRIGHTEST DAY)
TRANSFORMERS ONGOING #9
ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #12
UNCANNY X-MEN HEROIC AGE #1
UNWRITTEN #15 (MR)
WORLD WAR HULKS SPIDER-MAN VS THOR #1 (OF 2)
WORLD WAR HULKS WOLVERINE VS CAPTAIN AMERICA #1
X-FILES 30 DAYS OF NIGHT #1 (OF 6) (MR)
X-FORCE SEX AND VIOLENCE #1 (OF 3)
X-MEN HELLBOUND #3 (OF 3)
X-MEN ORIGINS DEADPOOL #1
X-MEN SECOND COMING #2

Click here for the complete list!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Return of the Blackest Night Rings!

The best-selling DC Comics crossover series Blackest Night is now available as a hardcover collection, and -- for a limited time -- Curious Comics can offer fans a set of eight Lantern rings with every purchase of the Blackest Night HC! But don't wait too long to grab yours... we have a very small number of ring sets on hand, and when they're gone, they're gone for good! Ask a staff member for more info.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Naruto CCG Tourney Packs Are Here!

A first for the Naruto Collectible Card Game, these Limited Edition Tournament Booster Packs are specially made to assist with draft and sealed events for Naruto CCG players. This 60-card set introduces new Chibi Ninja, Jutsu, and Mission cards as well as special reprints of Ninja cards with the Shippuden card backgrounds. Exactly what you need to take your game up a notch! But don't wait too long to get yours -- these packs will be extremely limited, so get 'em while they last!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Spotlight on Thor: Mighty Avenger #1

Join Eisner and Harvey Award Nominee Roger Langridge as he teams up with artist Chris Samnee for an all-new take on the God of Thunder! Thor: The Mighty Avenger offers an all-new ongoing journey for Thor, Jane Foster, the Warriors Three, the Avengers and a host of new and classic characters. Self-contained and easily accessible, The Mighty Avenger is fueled by the energy and obvious enthusiasm this creative team has for Thor and his world.

Stop by your friendly neighborhood Curious Comics ASAP and grab a copy of Thor: The Mighty Avenger #1 while it's still on the shelves!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

So You Wanna Be A Superhero...

... but you're not a billionaire martial artist, an Amazon Princess or the last son of Krytpon? Well, don't worry -- the folks at DC Comics and Green Ronin hear you, and they understand. That's why they've put their heads together and cooked up the DC Adventures RPG, your gateway to the wild world of mad scientists, super-speedsters, ancient wizards, kooky vigilantes, and all the other nutty characters that populate the DC Universe.

Using the rule set for the hugely popular superhero RPG Mutants & Masterminds as a jumping off point, the DC Adventures RPG will deliver all the dangers, intrigue and universe-shattering events you've come to expect from DC... but this time, it's up to you to stop Giganta from going on a rampage in Boston -- or to keep the Joker from turning the ink in all the blue ball-point pens in Gotham to corrosive acid -- or to keep the Anti-Monitor from turning reality inside out... um... again. You're up to the challenge, right?

DC Adventures RPG: Heroes & Villains Volume One is set to arrive at Curious Comics this August! Ask a friendly staff member how you can reserve your own copy today.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Arriving Today @ Curious Comics!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #636 GRIM
AVENGERS CHILDRENS CRUSADE #1 (OF 9)
BATMAN AND ROBIN #13
BATMAN ODYSSEY #1 (OF 6)
BLACKEST NIGHT GREEN LANTERN CORPS HC
BLACKEST NIGHT GREEN LANTERN HC
BLACKEST NIGHT HC
BOYS #44 (MR)
BPRD TP VOL 13 1947
BRIGHTEST DAY #5
BRIGHTEST DAY THE ATOM SPECIAL #1
FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #32
GI JOE #20
HAWKEYE & MOCKINGBIRD #2
HELLBOY THE STORM #1 (OF 3)
HOUSE OF MYSTERY TP VOL 04 THE BEAUTY OF DECAY (MR)
IRON MAN LEGACY #4
IRREDEEMABLE #15
IZOMBIE #3 (MR)
JONAH HEX #57
JSA ALL STARS #8
KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #164
MARVELMAN FAMILYS FINEST #1 (OF 6)
NANA TP VOL 21 (MR)
ONE PIECE TP VOL 54
OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB TP VOL 14
RED HOOD LOST DAYS #2 (OF 6)
RED ROBIN #14
SCARLET #1 (MR)
SECRET SIX #23
SHADOWLAND #1 (OF 5)
SMURFS #1 SMURFNAPPER
SPIDER-MAN FANTASTIC FOUR #1 (OF 4)
STAND HARDCASES #2 (OF 5)
STAND SOUL SURVIVORS PREM HC
STAR WARS LEGACY TP VOL 09 MONSTER
STAR WARS OLD REPUBLIC #1 (OF 6)
STEVE ROGERS SUPER-SOLDIER #1 (OF 4)
SWEET TOOTH #11 (MR)
THOR MIGHTY AVENGER #1
TRANSFORMERS IRONHIDE #3
VENGEANCE OF MOON KNIGHT #10
WALKING DEAD #74 (MR)
X-FORCE #28
X-MEN #1
X-MEN #1 BLANK COVER VAR
X-WOMEN #1
YOUNG ALLIES #2

Click here for the complete list!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Spotlight on Batman: Odyssey #1

Legendary Batman artist and comics pioneer Neal Adams returns to Gotham City for the first time in decades with Batman: Odyssey #1! After Batman discovers a dark and mysterious matrix being superimposed over his life, what sort of life-changing voyage must he embark on to escape from this powerful and insidious force?

Batman: Odyssey #1 goes on sale at Curious Comics tomorrow! Ask a friendly Curious staff member how you can get your own copy of the first chapter in Neal Adams' masterpiece Batman tale.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Legend of the 5 Rings 4E RPG Available Now!

The long wait is over -- the Legend of the Five Rings RPG: 4th Edition is now on sale at Curious Comics! From revised rules for dueling, honor, and other aspects of samurai life, to numerous variants that allow players to customize their game to their own liking, this all-new Fourth Edition core rulebook for the long-running and much-loved Legend Of The Five Rings RPG truly puts the epic tale of the Emerald Empire in the players' hands.

And as if that wasn't enough to get you going, the L5R RPG 4E Free RPG Day Adventure -- The Legacy of Disaster -- is now available as a free download! Just click here and it's all yours. Aw, you're welcome.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Spotlight on X-Men #1

Is this the new face of the X-Men?! In the first X-MEN #1 in almost 20 years, Marvel's mighty mutants face a deadly new threat in a battle that will drastically alter the entire Marvel Universe! With fresh faces being brought into the fold and a top new creative team, X-MEN #1 is the perfect place for new readers to jump on board!

X-MEN #1 will be on sale this coming Wednesday July 7! Ask a Curious Comics staff member how you can reserve your own copy.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Orcus Has Arrived!

He's big... he's bad... he's Orcus, Demon Prince of the Undead, and he's here to terrorize your next Dungeons & Dragons session! That's right, sports fans -- the Dungeons & Dragons: Orcus Gargantuan Miniature is now on sale at Curious Comics! Each box set contains one fearsome Orcus Gargantuan figure in scale with other Dungeons & Dragons miniatures -- prepainted, fully assembled, and in durable plastic -- together with his full-color stat card.


Can your adventurers stand against this vile demon prince? There's only one way to find out! Stop by your friendly neighborhood Curious Comics and add Orcus to your D&D repertoire today!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day from everyone at Curious Comics! On July 1, all Curious Comics locations will be open from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Have fun and keep your fingers away from those fireworks!

The Apocalypse is Coming!


Clear your calendar for the end of September -- 'cause that's when the Apocalypse hits! Superman/Batman: Apocalypse is the next direct-to-DVD animated feature from Warner Brothers and DC Comics. Following the second Superman/Batman arc by Jeph Loeb and Michael Turner (collected in Superman/Batman: Supergirl), Apocalypse features that guy we all love to hate, Darkseid -- as well as the Evil Supergirl who appeared in that arc.

Ask a friendly Curious Comics staff member how you can reserve your own copy!

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