Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Preview of Warlord of Mars #1

Hold on to your jet packs, sports fans -- John Carter, the original Warlord of Mars, is about to return to comics! Starting this October, all your favourites will be here every month -- John Carter, the ex-cavalry officer in the Confederate Army who finds himself mysteriously transported to Mars; Tars Tarkas, his Martian comrade; and of course Dejah Thoris, unforgettable Martian Princess. Don't miss an issue -- ask a staff member how you can subscribe to Warlord of Mars at Curious Comics!

Monday, August 30, 2010

A Rough Guide to Middle-Earth

A terrible darkness has descended upon the forest of Mirkwood. Gigantic spiders stalk the gloomy paths, and the people of Thranduil's elven kingdom are besieged within their own realm. Yet all that could be child's play if the creature possessing the forest stronghold of Dol Guldur -- the mysterious wizard who calls himself the Necromancer -- is truly as powerful as the Wise have begun to fear. King Thranduil has sent for assistance... will you answer the call?

This winter, Fantasy Flight brings us a brand-new cooperative Living Card Game based on the most successful fantasy franchise of all time, The Lord of the Rings! Just follow this link and treat yourself to a quick look at exactly how you and your trusted traveling companions will be exploring the more dangerous corners of Middle-Earth later this year.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Heroclix: Watchmen Out Now!

It's finally here! The HeroClix Watchmen Collector's Set has arrived, and is waiting for you at your friendly neighbourhood Curious Comics.

Featuring 25 highly detailed miniatures including Dr. Manhattan, Rorschach, Nite Owl, and Silk Spectre, this set is fully compatible with other HeroClix sets -- allowing you to pit your favorite characters against the heroes and villains of Watchmen. The Question vs Rorschach? Blue Beetle vs Nite Owl? Captain Atom vs Doc Manhattan? The possibilities are limited only by your imagination... and your HeroClix collection, of course!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Go Team!

Sharpen those cleats and start banging the dents out of your favourite helmet -- Fantasy Flight Games is bringing Blood Bowl: Team Manager - The Card Game your way! In Team Manager, you’re the coach -- and it's up to you to lead a rowdy group of some of the roughest, toughest, craziest creatures in the Old World to victory. Choose Humans, Dwarfs, Wood Elves, Orcs, Skaven, or Chaos, and then customize your deck by grabbing the best new draft picks -- as well as employ devious tactics to take your opponent’s Star Players out of the game for good.

Team Manager is still percolating in the test tubes at the top-secret Fantasy Flight labs, so keep your eye on this page for more info as we get it!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Spotlight on: Lost at Sea

Raleigh doesn't have a soul. A cat stole it... or at least that's what she tells people. Or at least that's what she would tell people if she told people anything. How did such a shy teenage girl end up in a car with three of her hooligan classmates on a cross-country road trip? Maybe this experience can help her find what she needs... or maybe it can help her realize that what she needs has been with her all along.

Lost at Sea, the debut graphic novel from Bryan Lee O'Malley -- the creator of the best-selling and much-adored Scott Pilgrim series -- is now back in print and available at Curious Comics!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Spotlight on Star Wars: Blood Ties #1

Star Wars: Blood Ties #1

When secessionist agitator Count Dooku offers legendary Mandalorian gun-for-hire Jango Fett a well-paying assassination contract, Jango accepts without hesitation... but the target of the hit will come as a surprise to even this hardened professional killer, and will set in motion events that will haunt his son Boba in the decades to come.

Join the second most famous family in Star Wars universe (after the Skywalkers, of course) in a new one-of-a-kind miniseries! Tom Taylor (Star Wars: Invasion & Star Wars Adventures) joins artist extraordinaire Chris Scalf (Star Wars: Purge) for the opening salvo in a story that promises to deliver all the style and fun you've come to expect from Dark Horse's best-selling Star Wars line. Highly recommended!

Plus -- be sure to keep an eye on Dark Horse's Facebook Page for special Fett-themed updates, all this week!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

New Today @ Curious Comics!

ACTION COMICS #892
ASTONISHING X-MEN #35
AVENGERS #4
BATMAN #702
BLACK WIDOW #5
CAPTAIN AMERICA #609
DARK WOLVERINE #90
DEADPOOL TEAM-UP #890
DETECTIVE COMICS #868
DODGEM LOGIC MAGAZINE #3 (MR)
FANTASTIC FOUR #582
GARTH ENNIS BATTLEFIELDS #9 (OF 9) (MR)
GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #15
GREEN ARROW #3 (BRIGHTEST DAY)
JUSTICE LEAGUE GENERATION LOST #8 (BRIGHTEST DAY)
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #48 (BRIGHTEST DAY)
LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #4
NAMOR FIRST MUTANT #1
PUNISHER MAX HAPPY ENDING #1 (MR)
SECRET WARRIORS #19
SHADOWLAND MOON KNIGHT #1 (OF 3)
SPIDER-GIRL END #1
SUPERMAN BATMAN #75
SUPERMAN SECRET ORIGIN #6 (OF 6)
TEEN TITANS #86
THOR #613
TIME MASTERS VANISHING POINT #2 (OF 6)
ULTIMATE COMICS MYSTERY #2 (OF 4)
WONDER WOMAN #602
X-FACTOR #208
X-MEN CURSE OF MUTANTS BLADE #1
X-MEN CURSE OF MUTANTS STORM & GAMBIT #1
X-MEN LEGACY #239

Click here for the complete list!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Spotlight on Axis & Allies: Europe 1940

With the invasion of the Low Countries and the allied evacuation from Dunkirk, the German army is poised to march on Paris... and you are all that stands in their way! Unless you're on the other side, of course...

Axis & Allies: Europe 1940 is the newset release in the best-selling wargaming series. Featuring a new playable ally, new gaming mechanics, an oversized board, over 550 combat units and deluxe game components, Axis & Allies: Europe 1940 brings a deluxe theater-level game to your table -- playable alone or together with Axis & Allies: Pacific 1940 for the global 1940 scenario!

Axis & Allies: Europe 1940 is on sale today at Curious Comics!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Zombies Ahoy!

A quick visit to the official Resident Evil Deck Building Game page at the Bandai website doesn't offer too many hints at the moment, but a little digging on those useful interwebs tells us that this non-collectible card game will feature 250 playing cards, 3 different game modes (Story, Mercenary and Versus) and apparently hundreds of possible scenarios within each mode -- which, if true, would make this zombie-fighting game the king of replayability.

The Resident Evil Deck Building Game is scheduled for an October 2010 release, so as Hallowe'en gets closer make sure you keep an eye out for this new zombie-fest at Curious Comics!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Free Warhammer Fantasy RPG Scenario!

When a small company of dwarfs sets out from Karak Azgaraz to ensure the delivery of a powerful boon to the High King, old grudges and new discoveries emerge from the shadows surrounding the region of Black Fire Pass. This is one journey the adventurers will not soon forget...

This is the Journey to Black Fire Pass, an adventure for Fantasy Flight's Warhammer Fantasy RPG -- now available free to download from the FFG website! Just follow this link to their support page for the free PDF of the adventure, as well as a complimentary selection of ready-made characters, rules reference documents, blank career sheets and more.

And after you're finished with the dangers of the Pass (or possibly after the dangers of the Pass are finished with you), swing by the games section of your friendly neighbourhood Curious Comics and check out the rest of the Warhammer Fantasy RPG line!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Strange New World Discovered!


Discovered on Wizkids' Facebook page: our first look at their upcoming HeroClix-related Star Trek project! This is just the demo version that saw daylight at GenCon, but the small print tells us that the finished product will have a hard game board, four pre-painted plastic character and two painted ship minis. The game -- apparently designed by gaming industry supremo Reiner Knizia -- will be a co-operative, mission based multiplayer game using the famous clicky dials for record keeping.

I knew Facebook was good for something! Keep an eye on this blog for more info as we get it.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Pokemon Undaunted!

In the Pokémon TCG: HS - Undaunted expansion, you'll discover battle-ready Pokémon just waiting change the way you play! The powerful Rayquaza and Deoxys become Pokémon LEGENDs to be reckoned with, and six Pokémon - including Raichu and Umbreon - join the ranks of Pokémon Prime. Be honest: are you ready to be Undaunted?

Pokémon TCG: HS - Undaunted is on sale now at Curious Comics!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Dungeons & Dragons for $1!

Step into the world of Dungeons & Dragons with this special bargain-priced #0! In this introductory issue you'll get two stories delivering all the majestic adventure, sinister threats and earth-shaking combat you've come to expect from the D&D RPG -- all leading into the release of Dungeons & Dragons #1 in November and a Dark Sun limited series in January.

Even better, you get all this for just $1! Can you beat that? I didn't think so! Dungeons & Dragons #0 is on sale now at Curious Comics!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

New Today @ Curious Comics!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #640
ANGEL #36
AVENGERS & INFINITY GAUNTLET #1 (OF 4)
AVENGERS ACADEMY #3
BATMAN BEYOND #3 (OF 6)
BATMAN STREETS OF GOTHAM #15
BOYS HIGHLAND LADDIE #1 (OF 6) (MR)
BRIDE OF THE WATER GOD TP VOL 06
BRIGHTEST DAY #8
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER RILEY ONE SHOT
CHEW #13 (MR)
COMIC BOOK GUY THE COMIC BOOK #2 (OF 5)
DARK TOWER GUNSLINGER JOURNEY BEGINS #4 (OF 5)
DC UNIVERSE LEGACIES #4 (OF 10)
DEADPOOL #26
DEADPOOL CORPS #5
DRAGON AGE #3
DRAW & PAINT FANTASY ART WARRIORS & HEROES SC
EX MACHINA #50
FABLES #97 (MR)
GI JOE ORIGINS #18
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #51 (BRIGHTEST DAY)
HELLBLAZER #270 (MR)
HULK #24
IMAGE UNITED #3 (OF 6)
JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #42 (BRIGHTEST DAY)
KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #165
LAST PHANTOM #1
NEW AVENGERS #3
NEW MUTANTS #16
POWER GIRL #15
SECRET AVENGERS #4
SPIRIT #5
STAR TREK BURDEN OF KNOWLEDGE #3
STAR WARS LEGACY #50 EXTREMES PART 3 (OF 3)
SUPERGIRL #55
THUNDERBOLTS #147
TRANSFORMERS NEFARIOUS #6
TRUE BLOOD #2
UNCANNY X-MEN #527
WOLVERINE WEAPON X #16
X-FILES 30 DAYS OF NIGHT #2 (OF 6) (MR)

Click here for the complete list!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

New D&D Out Now!

Dark Sun Campaign Setting
The core Campaign Book for the world of Dark Sun provides exciting character options for D&D players -- including new races, new character themes and class builds, new paragon paths and epic destinies, and new equipment. It also provides everything DMs need to run 4th Edition Dark Sun campaigns or include Dark Sun elements in their homebrew campaigns. Also included are rules and advice for handling survival challenges, arena encounters, desert terrain, adventure creation, and a short, ready-to-play introductory adventure.

Dark Sun Creature Catalog
This supplement for the Dark Sun Campaign Setting collects the most iconic and dangerous monsters of the world of Dark Sun into one handy tome. It also contains other hazards, monsters and threats found in the desert wastelands and dungeon tombs of Athas.

Marauders of the Dune Sea
Now that Tyr is free of Kalak the Sorcerer-King, opportunity abounds in the city and the surrounding wastes. But some see Kalak’s fall as the beginning of Tyr’s end, and the unpatrolled deserts nearby are rife with danger. Outlaws openly defy the city’s Revolutionary Council and threaten outlying holdings. If Tyr is to thrive, heroes must arise to tame the lawlessness and evil that threatens the free city. Marauders of the Dune Sea is a stand-alone D&D adventure set in the world of Dark Sun and is designed to take characters from 2nd to 5th level.

Psionic Power
Hot on the heels of Player’s Handbook 3 comes Psionic Power, a D&D supplement that explores hundreds of new options for D&D characters, specifically focusing on heroes who channel the power of the mind. It provides new builds for the Ardent, Battlemind, Monk, and Psion classes, including new character powers, feats, paragon paths, and epic destinies.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Spotlight on: Last Phantom #1

The Last Phantom #1

Forget everything you think you know about the Ghost Who Walks as Dynamite Entertainment, Alex Ross and Scott Beatty present The Last Phantom! Bengali is in turmoil. Kit Walker is presumed dead. And where is The Phantom? As the epic first story arc takes off, the Deep Woods run red with blood as a team of mercenaries responsible for mass murder wreaks havoc!

First appearing as a daily comic strip in 1936, Lee Falk's The Phantom continues uninterrupted in 2010, read by over 100 million people around the world every day. Reworked with the utmost care by series cover artist Alex Ross, The Last Phantom #1 hits the shelves at Curious Comics this coming Wednesday!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Spotlight on: Gossip Girl

You love the novels... you've seen the TV show... now, get ready for the Gossip Girl manga! Blair and Serena were BFFs…until Blair discovered that her boyfriend, Nate, cheated on her with Serena. That was before Serena disappeared without a word... but now she’s back, and trying to make amends with Blair. Too bad Serena’s former best friend has no intention of forgiving her. After seeing Serena with her new boyfriend, Dan, Blair intends to respond in kind! How far will she go to make a mess of Serena’s life?

Gossip Girl: For Your Eyes Only Volume One is now available at Curious Comics!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Now That's Class!

The time has come to join the fight! Do you dream of commanding powerful spells for the Alliance or do you hope to crush your enemies for the Horde? Whatever your allegiance, the new Class Starters for the best-selling World Of Warcraft TCG are designed to help you out. Delivering the best cards from recent and older sets, the Class Starters help form the new Core format: a compacted and player-friendly game that will keep you and your friends coming back for more. Each 60-card deck can be played directly out of the box, and there are 18 decks in all -- each one catering to a specific class and faction. Horde or Alliance? Mage, Warrior, or Hunter? Say goodbye to mystery starter decks -- from now on, you decide what to play!

The World of Warcraft TCG Class Starters are available now at Curious Comics!

Friday, August 13, 2010

The Bat is Back!

It's no secret that this fall Bruce Wayne will return from his long exile in the past (as seen in the currently-running Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne series) to assume his role as the Batman once again. Starting in the upcoming Batman: The Return one-shot and continuing in David Finch's Batman: Dark Knight and Grant Morrison's Batman Inc, Bruce will be getting straight back to work cleaning up the mean streets of Gotham -- after a quick stop at the Bat-Tailor, of course.

Visit Vancouver Island's only superhero news website, West Coast Heroes, for more on the new titles and a look at the tweaked version of the classic Bat-Outfit!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Spotlight on: Ultimate Comics Avengers 3 #1!

Ultimate Comics Avengers 3 #1

The vampire hunter known as Blade is back and hot on the trail of the undead! Following the bloody destruction left behind by a mysterious enemy, Blade discovers two new individuals -- one in the guise of a devil, the other in a suit of iron. Are these mystery men here to help the legendary vampire hunter or are they out to eliminate him?

From the killer creative team of Mark Millar and Leinil Francis Yu comes the next chapter in the rebirth of Marvel's Ultimate Universe! If you haven't been reading the Ultimate books lately, you're cheating yourself out of one of the best families of super-books out there... and why the heck would you want to do that? Ultimate Comics Avengers 3 #1 is on sale now at Curious Comics!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Arriving Today @ Curious Comics!

ADVENTURE COMICS #517
ARCHIE & FRIENDS #146
BATGIRL #13
BIRDS OF PREY #4 (BRIGHTEST DAY)
BLACKEST NIGHT POWER RING SPECTRUM SET
BONE TALL TALES TP
BOOSTER GOLD #35
BPRD HELL ON EARTH NEW WORLD #1 (OF 5)
BUZZARD #3 (OF 3)
DAREDEVIL #509 SL
DARK WOLVERINE #89
DAYTRIPPER #9 (OF 10) (MR)
DMZ #56 (MR)
DOC SAVAGE #5
DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS #0
GI JOE #21
GREEN LANTERN EMERALD WARRIORS #1 (BRIGHTEST DAY)
INCREDIBLE HULK #611
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #29
JUSTICE LEAGUE GENERATION LOST #7 (BRIGHTEST DAY)
MAXIMUM RIDE TP VOL 03
PENNY ARCADE TP VOL 06 HALLS BELOW
SPECTACULAR SPIDER-GIRL #4 (OF 4)
STEVE ROGERS SUPER-SOLDIER #2 (OF 4)
SUPERMAN #702
THANOS IMPERATIVE #3 (OF 6)
TITANS #26 (BRIGHTEST DAY)
TRANSFORMERS ONGOING #10
ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS 3 #1 (OF 6)
ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #13
UNWRITTEN #16 (MR)
UNWRITTEN TP VOL 02 INSIDE MAN (MR)
WALKING DEAD #76 (MR)
X-FORCE SEX AND VIOLENCE #2 (OF 3)
X-MEN #2
ZATANNA #4

Click here for the complete list!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Spotlight on Bone: Tall Tales

Bone: Tall Tales


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!

This latest full-colour volume of the much-loved Bone series will be on sale Wednesday August 11 at Curious Comics! Ask a staff member how you can reserve your copy.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Spotlight on: Rattus Board Game

The year is 1347... and a disaster of unimaginable proportions is about to strike. The Black Death has reached Europe, and during the next few years, unprecedented misery will be visited upon the Medieval world. In Rattus, the players settle across Europe even as the plague spreads with them... and Peasant or Monk, Knight or Merchant, the pestilence does not make any distinction. When the Black Death arrives, no one is safe!

Rattus -- Z-Man Games' new English language version of the popular German boardgame designed by Ase & Henrik Berg -- is now available at Curious Comics!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Blackest Night Power Rings!

Embody the entire emotional spectrum of Blackest Night with this special light-up ring set from DC Direct! Featuring designs that are authentic to the comic, each of these nine wearable, adjustable plastic rings (one each in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet, plus both black and white) instantly lights up with a long-lasting LED bulb when slipped on a finger.

The Blackest Night Power Ring Spectrum Set goes on sale Wednesday August 11 at Curious Comics! Ask a staff member how you can get your hands on your own set.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

DC Heroclix: 75th Anniversary Sneak Peek!

Scheduled to hit the shelves at Curious Comics before the end of the year, the upcoming DC Heroclix: 75th Anniversary set aims to cover everything from the Golden Age to the Modern Age of DC Comics all in one release. From the first appearance of Wonder Woman in Sensation Comics to the fall of Bruce Wayne in the best-selling Batman: Knightfall story and the craziness surrounding the White Lantern in the current Brightest Day series -- fans can look to see their favourite DC characters, team-ups and iconic moments represented in this set.

Looks good from here. Start saving your pennies now!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Free Ghouls!

Heads up, sports fans -- here's your chance to test-drive a couple of miniatures from one of the best new gaming minis companies on the planet! Tucked between the pages of this month's Game Trade Magazine (your top source of information on all the newest games headed your way), you'll find a sprue of customizable Ghouls courtesy of the generous folks at Mantic Games. These creeps are some of the slickest sculpts yet from this awesome company... but you don't have to take my word for it, click the link and see for yourself!

Even better, since your monthly copy of GTM is always free at Curious Comics, that means these horrible little dudes are free too! But don't wait too long -- grab 'em while they last!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

My Precious...

Stop the Precious -- uh, I mean, stop the presses! Fantasy Flight Games has just announced their newest Living Card Game project, The Lord of the Rings! Aiming to be true to the much-loved source material, this will be a game of perilous journeys and adventure set in the lands of JRR Tolkien's classic fantasy masterpiece. In this game, you will master the most powerful artifacts of Middle-Earth, gather allies, and face the most dangerous fiends of the Age... but relax, it's not as if they're not sending you out there on your own! Like the best-selling LOTR boardgame by Reiner Knizia (soon to be re-released by Fantasy Flight as part of their budget-priced Silver Line), the Lord of the Rings LCG will be a cooperative game where players can work together to overcome the fearsome obstacles thrown their way.

Well, they've certainly sold me on it -- how about you? Ask a friendly Curious Comics staff member how you can pre-order your own copy!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Arriving Today @ Curious Comics

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #639
AVENGERS PRIME #2 (OF 5)
BALTIMORE PLAGUE SHIPS #1
BATMAN ODYSSEY #2 (OF 6)
BIOMEGA GN VOL 03 (MR)
BOYS #45 (MR)
BRIGHTEST DAY #7
CAPTAIN AMERICA #608
CINDERELLA FROM FABLETOWN WITH LOVE TP (MR)
DARK TOWER PREM HC BATTLE OF JERICHO HILL
DEADPOOL #1000
DEADPOOL WADE WILSONS WAR #3 (OF 4)
DOOMWAR #6 (OF 6)
DR WHO MAGAZINE #424
GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #157
HAWKEYE & MOCKINGBIRD #3
HELLBOY THE STORM #2 (OF 3)
IRON MAN LEGACY #5
IRREDEEMABLE #16
IZOMBIE #4 (MR)
JONAH HEX #58
JSA ALL STARS #9
MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER #1 (OF 4)
MARVELMAN FAMILYS FINEST #2 (OF 6)
MUSHISHI GN VOL 08 OMNIBUS ED 8-10 (MR)
NEGIMA GN VOL 27 (MR)
RED HOOD LOST DAYS #3 (OF 6)
RED ROBIN #15
SAYONARA ZETSUBO SENSEI GN VOL 07
SECRET SIX #24
SECRET WARRIORS #18
SHADOWLAND #2 (OF 5)
SHADOWLAND BULLSEYE #1
SHIELD #3
SPIDER-MAN FANTASTIC FOUR #2 (OF 4)
STAND HARDCASES #3 (OF 5)
STAR WARS OLD REPUBLIC #2 (OF 6)
SUPERMAN THE LAST FAMILY OF KRYPTON #1 (OF 3)
SWEET TOOTH #12 (MR)
TRANSFORMERS IRONHIDE #4
TSUBASA GN VOL 27
ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS 2 #6 (OF 6)

Click here for the complete list!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Walking Dead Special!

Curious Comics Langford is now open -- and to celebrate, we've got zombies! Come by our shiny new Langford location and get the first volume of the best-selling Walking Dead series for only $5! But don't wait too long -- we only have so many zombies to go around, so this deal is good for a limited time!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Holiday Hours

Just a quick reminder: Curious Comics will be open from 11 AM - 5 PM on Monday August 2. Have a great BC Day!

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