Monday, January 31, 2011

Zombies 101

A mysterious illness is spreading rapidly through the halls of Fujimi High School. In a matter of hours, the campus is transformed from a place of learning into a hive of nightmares, as the infected turn on their fellow students, reborn as flesh-hungry zombies! Only a handful of students escape the initial outbreak... but how long can they hope to survive when the whole school -- maybe the whole town -- is out for their blood?

High School of the Dead -- the newest horror manga series from the folks at Yen Press -- is available now at Curious Comics! (Suggested for Mature Readers -- well, obviously!)

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Welcome to Fortress X

What if Professor Xavier hadn't given his X-Men the mission to foster tolerance and understanding of mutantkind? What if they hadn't worked to defend humanity from the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants -- even as they defended themselves against a hostile and prejudiced world? In fact, what if Professor Xavier had never formed the X-Men at all...?

Wonder no more, True Believer -- because The Age of X has arrived! In this world, humans have driven mutants to the brink of extinction, and the survivors have retreated to the precarious refuge of Fortress X. How did history unravel, wiping out decades of progress? Find out for yourself as the X-Men event of the new century starts here!

Age of X: Alpha #1 is available now @ Curious Comics!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Saturday Morning Cartoons: Spice & Wolf

Craft Lawrence has been walking the lonely path of the itinerant merchant for seven years, but his life changes forever when he meets Horo -- the Wolf-Goddess of the harvest. Modernization and the church are slowly pushing Horo out of the rural community in which she has lived for centuries, and the reclusive Horo is open to a new opportunity to change her life. Together they discover the potential for a unique business, but their plans go awry when a competing organization captures Horo and threatens to turn her over to the oppressive monotheistic Church. Can Lawrence rescue his new business partner before it's too late...?

Visit the free online theatre at Anime News Network and check out the streaming library of Spice & Wolf episodes -- and if that leaves you hungry for more, swing by your friendly neighbourhood Curious Comics and check out the hit Spice & Wolf novel & manga series!

Friday, January 28, 2011

There Came A Day Unlike Any Other...

Since bringing back the classic incarnation of the Avengers, Brian Michael Bendis and John Romita Jr seem to have made delivering epic, cosmic-level extinction events one of their top priorities. And why not? When your team lineup consists of heavy hitters like Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Spider-Man, and Ms Marvel, the threats should be no less than world-shattering. The first story arc brought the Avengers together with Kang, Ultron, and the Avengers of a future apocalyptic Earth; the second story arc sees a ruthless villain re-assembling the most dangerous weapon in the universe -- the Infinity Gauntlet! If epic super-heroics is your thing, do yourself a favour and check out today's Avengers -- you won't be disappointed!

Avengers Hardcover Volume One
and Avengers #9 are both available now @ Curious Comics!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Halo Reach Series 2 out now!

Here comes the second line of action figures from the blockbuster video game Halo: Reach! Featuring Spartan COC Custom (Male) Red, Skirmisher Minor, Grunt Minor, Elite Officer, Noble One, Noble Two and more, McFarlane Toys' Halo Reach Series 2 Action Figures are on sale now @ Curious Comics... get 'em while they last!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

New Today @ Curious Comics!

Can't make it downtown by 6 PM? Curious Comics Langford stays open until 8 PM every Wednesday!

ACTION COMICS #897
AGE OF X ALPHA #1
AMERICAN VAMPIRE #11 (MR)
ANGEL #41
ANGEL ILLYRIA #3 (OF 4)
ARTIFACTS #5 (OF 13)
ARTIFACTS TP VOL 01
ASTONISHING THOR #2 (OF 5)
AVENGERS #9
BLACK BUTLER TP VOL 04
BOYS HIGHLAND LADDIE #6 (OF 6) (MR)
BRIDE OF THE WATER GOD TP VOL 07
CAPTAIN AMERICA #614
CHAOS WAR #5 (OF 5)
CONAN THE ROAD OF KINGS #2 (OF 6)
DEADPOOL #32
DEADPOOL CORPS #10
DETECTIVE COMICS #873
FABLES #101 (MR)
FANTASTIC FOUR #587 THREE
GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #162
GREEN ARROW #8 (BRIGHTEST DAY)
INCREDIBLE HULKS #621
INFESTATION #1 (OF 2)
JACK OF FABLES TP VOL 08 THE FULMINATE BLADE TP (MR)
JUSTICE LEAGUE GENERATION LOST #18 (BRIGHTEST DAY)
JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #47
KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #170
MAGNETO #1
NEW AVENGERS #8
NEW MUTANTS #21
NEW YORK FIVE #1 (OF 4) (MR)
PANDORA HEARTS GN VOL 04
PUNISHER IN BLOOD #3 (OF 5)
RED SONJA #54
SECRET AVENGERS #9
SHAZAM #1
SPAWN #201
STAR WARS DARTH VADER & LOST COMMAND #1 (OF 5)
STAR WARS LEGACY WAR #2 (OF 6)
THUNDERBOLTS #152
ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS 3 #6 (OF 6)
ULTIMATE COMICS DOOM #2 (OF 4)
ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #152
UNCANNY X-FORCE #4
UNCANNY X-MEN #532
WIZARD MAGAZINE #235
WONDER WOMAN #606
WORLD OF WARCRAFT CURSE OF THE WORGEN #3 (OF 5)
X-23 #5
X-MEN #7
ZATANNA #9

Click here for the complete list!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Force Is Strong With This One

Written by Star Wars veteran Haden Blackman, Darth Vader and the Lost Command brings us an untold chapter in the life of everyone's favourite Dark Lord of the Sith! Haunted by the terrible events following the Emperor's apocalyptic Order 66, Darth Vader must attempt to aside his internal conflict and face a mission to the mysterious Ghost Nebula to locate and rescue a missing Imperial expeditionary force. But can he complete his task while he is plagued by recurring visions of what his life with Padmé might have been like if he had not succumbed to the Dark Side?

Darth Vader and the Lost Command #1 goes on sale tomorrow @ Curious Comics! Ask a friendly staff member how you can reserve your copy.

Monday, January 24, 2011

One Will Fall...

This is it -- the final storyline of Marvel Comics' flagship title, the Fantastic Four! You were there for the beginning, as four intrepid adventurers journeyed into space and returned to Earth with incredible powers... now be there for the end, as one of the most beloved characters in comic history falls in Fantastic Four #587!

Due to the special nature of this event, Fantastic Four #587 will go on sale a whole day before the rest of this week's comics -- on Tuesday January 25! Please be aware that due to intense interest, copies may be limited -- ask a Curious Comics staff member how you can reserve your copy before they're all gone!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Zombie Infestation Warning!

The craziest zombie comic book event in history begins in Infestation #1! Something has gone terribly wrong in Ashley Wood's Zombies Vs Robots universe -- which was already pretty wonky, as readers of those books will tell you. The upshot of this fresh disaster is that zombies are now on the loose, wreaking havoc across the multiverse -- with zombie attacks on Optimus Prime and the Transformers, the Ghostbusters, covert combat unit G.I. Joe and even Captain Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise!

Brought to you by the talented creative team of co-writers Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning and artist David Messina, Infestation is the one zombie comic event you can't do without! Ask a Curious Comics staff member how you can reserve your copy of Infestation #1 when it goes on sale Wednesday January 26!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Dungeons & Dragons: Caverns of Icewind Dale Map Tiles

This accessory gives all you Dungeons & Dragons players an easy and inexpensive way to include great-looking winter terrain in your games! Caverns of Icewind Dale provides ready-to-use, double-sided and endlessly configurable tiles with which to build icy caves, winter backdrops, and other chilly encounter locations. As always, the tiles in this set can be combined with tiles from all past and future Dungeon Tiles sets.

D&D: Caverns of Icewind Dale is available now @ Curious Comics!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Spotlight on Battlestar Galactica: Exodus

The new Exodus Expansion for the best-selling Battlestar Galactica Board Game introduces three challenging new options to shake the foundations of your game night. The new Cylon Fleet game board keeps the pressure on the human players, while the Conflicted Loyalties option muddies the political waters even more than usual and the Ionian Nebula option brings you encounters the unpredictable personalities aboard the Galactica in an entirely new way!

Battlestar Galactica Board Game: Exodus Expansion is available now @ Curious Comics!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Staff Pick: Age of Reptiles Omnibus

Collecting the multiple-award-winning Tribal Warfare, The Hunt and The Journey, this new Age of Reptiles Omnibus also features a heaping helping of bonus material including supplementary notes and loads of gorgeous sketchbook pages by series creator/writer/artist Ricardo Delgado. This is essential reading for any comics fan -- one look at the meticulously researched & vividly realized art and you'll be hooked!

Age of Reptiles Omnibus is available now @ Curious Comics!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

New Today @ Curious Comics!

Can't make it downtown by 6 PM? Curious Comics Langford stays open until 8 PM every Wednesday!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #652
AVENGERS ACADEMY #8
BATMAN #706
BATMAN STREETS OF GOTHAM #19
BOYS #50 (MR)
BRIGHTEST DAY #18
BUFFY VAMPIRE SLAYER #40
DEADPOOL CLASSIC TP VOL 04
DEADPOOLMAX #4 (MR)
DMZ #61 (MR)
DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS #3
FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST TP VOL 24
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #56 (BRIGHTEST DAY)
HELLBLAZER #275 (MR)
HOUSE OF MYSTERY TP VOL 05 UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #500
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #53
LADY MECHANIKA #1 CVR E 2ND PRINTING
LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #9
MASS EFFECT EVOLUTION #1 (OF 4)
NORTHLANDERS #36 (MR)
POWER GIRL #20
QUEEN SONJA #13
SCARLET #4 (MR)
SPIRIT #10
SUPERGIRL #60
SUPERIOR #4 (OF 6) (MR)
SUPERMAN BATMAN #80
THOR #619
WOLVERINE #5
WOLVERINE & JUBILEE #1 (OF 4)
X-FACTOR #214
X-MEN LEGACY #244

Click here for the complete list!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Spotlight on: Iron Man #500

Three generations of Starks meet more than seventy years in the future to face their ultimate foe! Meanwhile, in the present, Spider-Man joins Iron Man as he tries to fill in the blanks of his missing memory, leading them to ask some disturbing questions... for instance, what if amnesia could be used as a weapon? What if the smartest man in the world had ten nightmares that all came true? Who is the son of Tony Stark? Strap yourselves in, True Believers -- the future of the Marvel Universe starts here!

Iron Man #500 goes on sale tomorrow @ Curious Comics!

Monday, January 17, 2011

The Last of Buffy!

Joss Whedon's best-selling Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Eight has followed Buffy and the gang through some of their strangest adventures... but all good things must eventually come to an end. Buffy #40 brings Buffy home at last, and her last challenge comes in the shape of the most unexpected betrayal of all. Reeling from their losses, hurt like they've never been hurt before, will the Scoobies ever be the same again?

Don't miss Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Eight # 40 -- the final issue -- when it goes on sale at Curious Comics on Wednesday January 19!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Spotlight on: The Dresden Files RPG

Since its release last year, the Dresden Files RPG has been building up a loyal following of roleplayers and Dresden Files enthusiasts, not to mention earning an award or two in the process. Powered by the Fate System from Evil Hat Productions, the Dresden Files RPG brings you all the weirdness, magic, and mayhem you'd expect to find in the life of Chicago's only openly practicing wizard (and private eye).

In The Dresden Files RPG: Your Story, you'll find all the rules you need to build vampires, werewolves, wizards, changelings, Champions of God or whatever else you're looking to play -- in addition to the secrets of spellcasting, the extents of mortal and supernatural power, and the hidden truths of the occult reality of this world. Then, in The Dresden Files RPG: Your World, look for extensive detail on the factions, creatures, foes, and allies of the Dresdenverse -- including more than 200 creatures and characters complete with all the information you'll need to bring them into your own game, details on modern-day Occult Chicago and an original short story by Jim Butcher.

The Dresden Files RPG -- and the special funky Fudge Dice you'll need to play it -- are available now @ Curious Comics!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Staff Pick: Dark Sun #1

The post-apocalyptic Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Sun setting gets its first comic!

No law rules the blasted wastes of Athas -- except the laws dictated by tyrants, carved by blades or shaped by magic. In this water-starved world, civilized realms suffer under the oppressive rule of sorcerer-kings and the lives of innocents hang by a thread. Here, a runaway gladiator and part-time slave hunter are thrown together in a desperate fight for survival on the shores of the Silt Sea... but the secret of a forgotten treasure might be enough to tempt them both to risk their lives in the Under-Tyr!

Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Sun #1 is available now @ Curious Comics!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Spawn #200 Out Now!

Spawn #200 is here! Celebrate this comics milestone with this special double-sized issue jam-packed with contributions from some of the industry's greatest talents!

The new Spawn, Jim Downing, is about to come head to head with the biggest threat of his life. Only his new sidekick can help him survive... unfortunately, that sidekick is Clown! Can these two team up long enough to face the return of a ruthless Spawn villain? And what happens when GOD gets into the action? This giant anniversary issue features the long awaited return of Todd McFarlane and Greg Capullo to interior artwork!

Spawn #200 is available now @ Curious Comics!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Worldbreaker Goes Epic!

The new Worldbreaker Epic Collection has what you need to take your WoW TCG experience up a notch! This brand-new collector's set features one guaranteed loot in every box -- in addition to five Random Foil Worldbreaker heroes, six Worldbreaker Booster Packs, a Visual Pocket Guide, a Deck Box, and one Worldbreaker Playmat -- all in a gorgeous Worldbreaker Storage Box with card dividers!

The Worldbreaker Epic Collection is available now @ Curious Comics!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

New Today @ Curious Comics!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #651
ANGEL AFTER FALL #1 100 PENNY PRESS ED
BATGIRL #17
BATMAN AND ROBIN #19
BATTLE ANGEL ALITA LAST ORDER TP VOL 14
BIRDS OF PREY #8
BLACK PANTHER MAN WITHOUT FEAR #514
BOOSTER GOLD #40
BPRD HELL ON EARTH GODS #1 (OF 3)
CASANOVA GULA #1 (OF 4) (MR)
CHAOS WAR DEAD AVENGERS #3 (OF 3)
DAREDEVIL REBORN #1 (OF 4)
DARK TOWER GUNSLINGER LITTLE SISTERS ELURIA #2 (OF 5)
DEADPOOL #31
DR WHO MAGAZINE #429
GREEN LANTERN EMERALD WARRIORS #6 (BRIGHTEST DAY)
HEROES FOR HIRE #2
INCREDIBLE HULKS #620
JUSTICE LEAGUE GENERATION LOST #17 (BRIGHTEST DAY)
KNIGHT & SQUIRE #4 (OF 6)
RED ROBIN #19
SECRET SIX #29
SPAWN #200
SPIKE #4 (OF 8)
STAR TREK KHAN RULING IN HELL #4 (OF 4)
STAR WARS KNIGHT ERRANT #4
SUPERMAN #707
THUNDER AGENTS #3
TITANS #31
UNWRITTEN #21 (MR)
WIDOW MAKER #3 (OF 4)
WONDER GIRL #1

Click here for the complete list!


Please note: due to the snow, the new comics will arrive at Curious Comics Langford later this afternoon. Thanks for your patience!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Spotlight on Daredevil: Reborn #1

Over the last year, regular Daredevil writer Andy Diggle has taken Matt Murdock to some of the darkest places of his crimefighting career... but all that is about to change as the Man Without Fear begins his long journey out of the shadows. After the disastrous events of Shadowland, Murdock thought he had left his days as a vigilante behind him, his judgement permanently suspect and his reputation ruined. But when he finds himself caught between a corrupt police department and a ruthless gang of killers, he must relearn one of his most basic principles: one man can make a difference!

Daredevil: Reborn #1 is scheduled to go on sale tomorrow @ Curious Comics!

Monday, January 10, 2011

All Zombies, All The Time!

Throughout 2011, the horror phenomenon known as the Walking Dead will hit Curious Comics each week in all its terrifying, addictive glory! Walking Dead Weekly re-presents the best-selling zombie epic in its original comic book format, starting with the very first issue and following up every seven days with more of Rick Grimes' grim struggle for survival in a post-apocalyptic world.

Walking Dead Weekly #1 is available now, and Walking Dead Weekly #2 arrives this coming Wednesday @ Curious Comics! Ask a friendly staff member how you can subscribe to the series and be sure to catch every single issue!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Prepare for the Age of X!

Welcome to the Age of X -- a new reality where the X-Men never came to be and the war between humans and mutants has escalated to unprecedented levels. As the world's few surviving mutants retreat to their last remaining sanctuary, can they hold out against the final onslaught of the forces of humanity? Expect to see wild twists on classic characters from across the Marvel Universe and a fresh new look at the hearts and souls of the X-Men in this unique event spearheaded by X-Men: Legacy writer Mike Carey!

Age of X is scheduled to start this month! Ask a friendly Curious Comics staff member how you can get on board today!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Mass Effect Evolution #1 on the way!

The world's most acclaimed sci-fi video-game series returns to comics! In this upcoming series, look for Mass Effect 2 Lead Writer Mac Walters to reveal the origin of the galaxy's most mysterious powerbroker -- The Illusive Man! Available only in comics, this essential piece of Mass Effect canon offers new a riveting story of action and intrigue for sci-fi readers of all stripes!

Mass Effect Evolution #1 is scheduled to arrive later this month @ Curious Comics! Ask a friendly staff member how you can reserve your copy.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Blood of Martyrs Out Now!

Expand your Dark Heresy experience with Blood of Martyrs! In addition to a detailed history of the Ecclesiarchy and the Sisters of Battle, this sourcebook contains new rules, new backgrounds, alternate careers, and new equipment for the servants of the Adeptus Ministorum, the church of the God-Emperor of Mankind!

Dark Heresy RPG: Blood of Martyrs is available now @ Curious Comics!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Merkator Available Now!

Step into the rising city of Hamburg in the wake of the Thirty Years' War with Merkator! In this Euro-style game focusing on the international merchant trade through 1618-1648, different countries offer contracts to players, making certain they have a steady supply of goods. Be at the right place at the right time to collect and deliver!

Merkator is available now @ Curious Comics!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New Today @ Curious Comics!

ADVENTURE COMICS #522
AVENGERS CHILDRENS CRUSADE #4 (OF 9)
AVENGERS PRIME #5 (OF 5)
BATMAN BEYOND #1
BRIGHTEST DAY #17
CAPTAIN AMERICA HAIL HYDRA #1 (OF 5)
CHOKER #5 (OF 6) (MR)
GANTZ TP VOL 15 (MR) (C: 0-1-2)
GENERATION HOPE #3
GI JOE ORIGINS #23
GREEN HORNET #12
IRREDEEMABLE #21
IZOMBIE #9 (MR)
JONAH HEX #63
JSA ALL STARS #14
KODT BLACK HANDS 2010 #2 (OF 2)
NGE CAMPUS APOCALYSE TP VOL 02 (C: 0-1-2)
SUPERBOY #3
THANOS IMPERATIVE DEVESTATION
TRANSFORMERS ONGOING #15
ULTIMATE COMICS CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 (OF 4)
VAMPIRELLA #2
WALKING DEAD #80 (MR)
WEIRD WORLDS #1 (OF 6)
WOLVERINE BEST THERE IS #2
X-FACTOR #213

Click here for the complete list!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Smeg!

Now when you're so wound up you're at a loss for words -- or maybe when you just can't be bothered to construct a witty comeback of your own -- you can get the Boys from the Dwarf to speak for you at the touch of a button! This brand-new Red Dwarf-In-Your-Pocket Talking Keyring belts out lines from the cult classic sci-fi TV series, including (if you have the patience for it) Kryten's famously laboured insult.

The Red Dwarf-In-Your-Pocket Talking Keyring is available now @ Curious Comics!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Dixit & Dixit 2 Available Now!

Dixit and its new expansion Dixit 2 are part of an inventive storytelling/bidding game that challenges players' imaginations like none other! Players must match cards from their hands to hidden cards belonging to the Storyteller, with no more than a cryptic sentence as a clue. Are you clever enough to out-think your opponents? Find out in this multiple-award-winning game!

Dixit and its new expansion Dixit 2 are both available now @ Curious Comics!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Pick of the Previews!

Every month, the Previews catalog lets you in on all the great new comics, games, toys, cards and collectibles coming your way. Grab your own copy of Previews at Curious Comics on the last Wednesday of each month and ask a friendly CC staff member how you can make sure you don't miss any of the good stuff! Here are just a few of the things to watch out for in the latest issue of Previews:

Dollhouse: Epitaphs #1
Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon (the writers who penned the final, post-apocalyptic episode of Dollhouse) continue the tale of three survivors in a world overcome by a devastating technological virus!

Fear Itself: Prologue
All the Red Skull's terrible secrets and plans are in the hands of his evil daughter, Sin, who aims to outdo her father. In this special one-shot issue, find out how the Skull risked everything on his most dangerous mission of World War II... and why what happened then is going to tear the Marvel Universe apart today. Fear Itself starts here!

Godzilla: Monster World #1
Eric Powell (The Goon), Tracy Marsh & artist Phil Hester bring the King of the Monsters back to comics! Even better, this time around the Big G will be accompanied by a host of his fellow Toho Studios Kaiju -- an English-language comics first!

Legion of Super-Villains #1
This 31st century team of psychopaths returns! Now led by Saturn Queen, they break out of the prison world Takron-Galtos to wreak havoc on the United Planets. DC fans won't want to miss this one-shot which sets up a major 2011 storyline that promises to shake the universe to its core!

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