Saturday, April 30, 2011

FCBD Spotlight: Spider-Man

Free Comic Book Day is coming! Mark May 7 on your calendar... book the day off work... tie a string around your finger... do whatever you have to do to make sure you don't miss out on all the Free Comic Book Day fun!

The new Madame Web can sense a great conflict brewing in
Spider-Man's future... and his only hope for survival lies in the hands of Shang-Chi, Master of Kung-Fu. Can Spidey prepare himself in time to stop a deadly foe from his past? Watch out, True Believers -- this is the issue that changes up Spider-Man like never before!

Be sure to drop by your friendly neighbourhood Curious Comics on Saturday May 7 to grab this book and check out the rest of the Free Comic Book Day goodies!

Friday, April 29, 2011

The Golden Age of Thor Has Begun!

Thor and Sif dive deep into the heart of the fractured World Tree to reclaim an artifact from beyond time and space. But this artifact has also attracted the attention of the Silver Surfer and his incredibly powerful master. Prepare for the arrival of the World Eater... prepare for Thor vs Galactus!

It's a golden age for fans of the Thunder God! The Thor movie is on the way; Thor's world is the lynchpin of Marvel's big Fear Itself crossover; and Journey Into Mystery and The Mighty Thor are remaking the heroes of Asgard! Don't miss out -- stop by Curious Comics and pick up your copy of The Mighty Thor #1 today!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Avengers Point One

The best-selling Point One format comes to the Avengers! Prepare for a battle between the Avengers and the Intelligencia, the return of SWORD, and the dissapearance of Spider-Woman! Brian Bendis and Bryan Hitch join forces to bring readers the perfect jumping-on point in this special all-new Avengers story.

Avengers 12.1 is available now @ Curious Comics!

Wednesday, April 27, 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 #900
AGE OF X UNIVERSE #2 (OF 2)
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #659
AMERICAN VAMPIRE #14 (MR)
ANGEL #44
AVENGERS #12.1
BAKUMAN TP VOL 04
BATMAN INCORPORATED #5
BRIGHTEST DAY #24
CAPTAIN AMERICA #617
CONAN ROAD OF KINGS #4 (OF 6)
DANGER GIRL ARMY OF DARKNESS #1
DEADPOOL #36
DETECTIVE COMICS #876
FF #2
FLASH #11
GODZILLA KINGDOM OF MONSTERS #1 CC 2nd Printing
GODZILLA KINGDOM OF MONSTERS #2
GREEN ARROW #11 (BRIGHTEST DAY)
GREEN LANTERN EMERALD WARRIORS #9 (WAR OF GL)
HAUNT #15
INCREDIBLE HULKS #627
INVINCIBLE TP VOL 14 VILTRUMITE WAR
JUSTICE LEAGUE GENERATION LOST #24 (BD)
JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #50
KING CONAN SCARLET CITADEL #3
KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #173
LIFE WITH ARCHIE MARRIED LIFE #9
MIGHTY THOR #1
MORNING GLORIES #9
NEW MUTANTS #24
PREVIEWS #272 MAY 2011
RASL #10 (MR)
RUSE #2 (OF 4)
SECRET AVENGERS #12
SECRET AVENGERS #12.1
SPIDER-GIRL #6
STAR WARS DARTH VADER & LOST COMMAND #4
STAR WARS LEGACY WAR #5 (OF 6)
TRUE BLOOD TAINTED LOVE #3 (MR)
TUROK SON OF STONE #2
UNCANNY X-MEN #536
VENOM #2
WALKING DEAD #84 (MR)
WARLORD OF MARS #6
WONDER WOMAN #610
X-23 #9
X-MEN #10

Click here for the complete list!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Oh No! Not You Again!

As if we didn't suffer enough damage in our first Godzilla stomping, the pesky monster is back for a second helping. Wednesday sees the release of our Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters #1, 2nd printing Curious Comics variant. Watch as Godzilla's giant foot once again makes mincemeat of our brick comic house! Stare in awe as Bill and James run for their very lives! Gasp in horror at our audacious attempt to part you from another hard-earned $3.99.

Ask any Curious Comics staff member to reserve you a copy ASAP.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Action Comics Hits #900!

Don't miss this all-star tribute to the original Man of Steel as Action Comics reaches its milestone 900th issue! With contributions from Paul Cornell, Pete Woods, Dan Jurgens, Rags Morales, Brian Stelfreeze, Jamal Igle, Gary Frank, Damon Lindelof, Ryan Sook, Paul Dini, David Goyer, Geoff Johns and Richard Donner, this special comics is a celebration of all that has kept the Last Son of Krypton popular over the decades.

Action Comics #900 goes on sale this Wednesday April 27 @ Curious Comics! Ask a staff member how you can reserve your copy.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Step Into the Shadows...

The Shadowfell is a cold, grim place. Dark, evil things live there, suffused with sinister power. Some mortals in the natural world learn how to tap into this source: assassins, necromancers, hexblades... However, not all beings that draw strength from the Shadowfell are vile, blackhearted fiends. A few even dare to call themselves heroes, using the power of darkness to fight darkness. Are they evil? No. Deeply disturbed and hounded by their own dark demons? You bet.

Dungeons & Dragons RPG: Player's Options - Heroes of Shadow brings you characters that fight evil in ways that make others cringe. In addition to exploring the nature of the shadow power source, this book presents races, classes, feats, powers, and other options aimed at players hungry to play the archetypal antihero with a dark edge.

Dungeons & Dragons RPG: Player's Options - Heroes of Shadow is available now @ Curious Comics!


Saturday, April 23, 2011

FCBD Spotlight: Archie Comics

Free Comic Book Day is coming! Mark May 7th on your calendar... book the day off work... tie a string around your finger... do whatever you have to do to make sure you don't miss out on all the Free Comic Book Day fun!

In this year's FCBD special, Betty and Veronica stumble upon the old Archie Club House and become inspired to bring back their clubbing days! But when the new club splits in two, can Veronica let go of her competitive spirit in order to save her greatest friendship?

Be sure to drop by your friendly neighbourhood Curious Comics on Saturday May 7 to grab this book and check out the rest of the Free Comic Book Day goodies!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Weekend Hours

Comics + chocolate rabbits = good times! For your convenience, Curious Comics will be open all Easter weekend:

Friday 11 AM - 5 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 6 PM
Sunday 11 AM - 5 PM

Have a great long weekend, everyone!

Zombies on Campus!

In the aftermath of the zombie attack at Fujimi High School, the survivors of the teen zombie apocalypse are still on high alert. Though the immediate threat of attack has subsided, do the kids have as much to fear from the living as they do from the animated dead? Among those untouched by the disease, anarchy is the only law, and Takashi and Rei may have to become monsters themselves if they want to stay alive!

High School of the Dead Volume 2 -- the newest horror manga series from the folks at Yen Press -- is available now @ Curious Comics! (Suggested for Mature Readers -- but you knew I was going to say that!)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Maximum Ride Flies Again!

The flock members are taken under the wing of an FBI agent and try to live normal lives by going to school, making friends, and continuing their seemingly endless search for their parents... but it isn't long before the Erasers return, forcing the Flock to abandon their search and make their escape once again. Even as they fly, Max becomes convinced that her destiny is to save the world... and this is especially challenging to do when she faced with her opposite number, a newer and better version of herself: Maximum Ride II!

The best-selling manga adaptations of James Patterson's series continue with Maximum Ride Volume 4 - available now @ Curious Comics!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

New Today @ Curious Comics!

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

AVENGERS #12
BATMAN #709
DARK HORSE PRESENTS #1
DOCTOR WHO FAIRYTALE LIFE #1
GENERATION HOPE #6
GREEN LANTERN #65
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #59
MASS EFFECT EVOLUTION #4
SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #1000
SUPER DINOSAUR #1
UNCANNY X-FORCE #8
WOLVERINE #8

Click here for the complete list!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

He's Super! He's a Dinosaur! He's Super Dinosaur!

Here comes what may be the strangest super-hero comic ever! The Evil Max Maximus wants to get to Inner-Earth, where he can enslave the dinosaur population and mine all the rare and powerful DynOre mineral he wants. Can anyone stop him? Well, since his name is on the cover of the book, my money is on Super Dinosaur. The fate of the world rests on the shoulders of ten year-old Derek Dynamo and his best friend -- a nine-foot tall Tyrannosaurus Rex who loves to play video games.

Best-selling writer Robert Kirkman and artist Josh Howard bring the fun back to comics with this wild and nutty new monthly series! Don't miss Super Dinosaur #1 when it goes on sale tomorrow at Curious Comics.

Monday, April 18, 2011

DHP Returns!

The legendary comics anthology is back! In the 1980s, Dark Horse Presents brought us some of the best independent comics every printed; now, the title returns with this 80-page spectacular featuring all-new stories by Neal Adams, Howard Chaykin, Richard Corben, Paul Chadwick, Frank Miller, Carla Speed McNeil, and many more!

Don't be left out in the cold -- catch the new Dark Horse Presents #1 when it goes on sale at Curious Comics on Wednesday April 20!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Marvel History 101

If you think you know Marvel, think again. Thousands of years ago, the Brood attempted to infest humanity and were fought back by the Pharoah Imhotep. Galileo Galilei first defended Earth against the hunger of Galactus hundreds of years before Reed Richards was born. Centuries ago, Leonardo da Vinci invented a time machine and leaped into history... and it all comes together in the 20th century, with the immortal Sir Isaac Newton and his plans for the ancient, secret organization known as the Shield.

The most inventive Marvel Comics series in recent memory comes to your bookshelf in a hardcover edition! Brought to you by best-selling writer Jonathan Hickman (FF) and artist Dustin Weaver (X-MEN), Shield: Architects of Forever Hardcover Volume One goes on sale at Curious Comics this coming Wednesday April 20! Ask a staff member how you can reserve your copy today.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

FCBD Spotlight: Darkwing Duck & Rescue Rangers

Free Comic Book Day is coming! Mark May 7th on your calendar... book the day off work... tie a string around your finger... do whatever you have to do to make sure you don't miss out on all the Free Comic Book Day fun!

This year, BOOM! delivers an FCBD double whammy with a Darkwing Duck / Chip & Dale Rescue Rangers double feature! These classic Disney cartoons from the 1990s have come roaring back as best-sellers for BOOM's all-ages family of titles... and with the line set to expand with the coming addition of Duck Tales, there's never been a better time to be a Disney comics reader!

Be sure to drop by your friendly neighbourhood Curious Comics on Saturday May 7 to grab this book and check out the rest of the Free Comic Book Day goodies!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Weirdos From Outer Space!

A giant spacecraft... a cargo of mutated livestock... giant robots... evil aliens...? What do any of these things have to do with Hellboy? We'll all find out together when the world's most famous paranormal investigator gets sucked into the guts of a mysterious spacecraft in the special Hellboy one-shot Buster Oakley Gets His Wish. Can Hellboy get back to Earth or is he stuck on a one-way trip to Pluto? Do they even have ghosts and vampires on Pluto...? If not, how is Hellboy supposed to make a living?

Hellboy: Buster Oakley Gets His Wish is on sale now @ Curious Comics!

Wednesday, April 13, 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 #658
BATGIRL #20
BATMAN AND ROBIN #22
BIRDS OF PREY #11
CARNAGE #4
DEADPOOL #35
FLASH #10
HELLBOY BUSTER OAKLEY GETS HIS WISH
SHIELD INFINITY
SUPERMAN #710
ULTIMATE AVENGERS VS NEW ULTIMATES #3
ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #157
UNCANNY X-FORCE #7
UNCANNY X-MEN #535
X-MEN LEGACY #247

Click here for the complete list!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Journey into Mystery Returns!

The epic Marvel crossover Fear Itself reaches Thor as his original monthly comic book series Journey Into Mystery returns! Loki - trickster god of Asgard who seemingly met his end in Dark Reign - is back. How does the mystery surrounding his apparent death connect with the reappearance of the God of Fear? Writer Kieron Gillen and artist Doug Braithwaite bring you the perfect jumping-on point as Thor's nasty little brother returns to the Marvel Universe.

Journey into Mystery #622 goes on sale @ Curious Comics on Wednesday April 13!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Open the Black Sepulchre!

New for the best-selling Warhammer 40K: Dark Heresy RPG! The Black Sepulchre is the first installment of a new campaign that takes a cell of Acolytes from investigating the tragic history of a warped Cathedral to crusading against a conspiracy at the heart of one of the Imperium’s most vaunted organisations. The Black Sepulchre can be played on its own, or it can form a part of a larger Apostasy Gambit campaign. Designed for all levels of play, GMs can unleash this adventure on beginners and veteran players alike!

The Black Sepulchre is available now @ Curious Comics!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Looking Good, Zombie Style

Those nasty undead critters have crawled out from between the pages of Robert Kirkman's best-selling graphic novel series The Walking Dead -- and they're migrating from your bookshelf to claim territory in your closet! Check out Curious Comics for a eyeful of grisly and ghastly Walking Dead apparel... including T-shirts and this week's new black & red hoodie!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

FCBD Spotlight: Green Lantern

Free Comic Book Day is coming! Mark May 7th on your calendar... book the day off work... tie a string around your finger... do whatever you have to do to make sure you don't miss out on all the Free Comic Book Day fun!

This year, discover how and why Hal received the power ring that changed his life forever with this special re-presentation of Green Lantern #30, a pivotal chapter in the birth of Green Lantern. Plus, an exclusive sneak peek at Flashpoint, DC's crossover event of 2011!

Be sure to drop by your friendly neighbourhood Curious Comics on Saturday May 7 to grab this book and check out the rest of the Free Comic Book Day goodies!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Magic CCG Duel Decks: Knights vs Dragons

The greatest knights have gathered together to once and for all end the reign of the dragons that have plagued their lands for centuries. For dragonkind, the response is obvious - incinerate the enemy! A world hangs in the balance. Will you enter the battle under the banner of purity and order, or will you plunge the land into chaos and dragonfire?

Get your Magic the Gathering CCG Duel Decks: Knights vs Dragons now at Curious Comics!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Braaiinns!

It's the sickest, silliest Munchkin yet! You and your friends are zombies, kicking down doors and eating whatever brains you find on the other side. Your targets are people -- preferably helpless, but unfortunately you'll find some more prepared to face a zombie threat than others. Defend yourself with whatever you've blundered across during your lurching search for brains -- mousetraps and potted plants on your feet and a bowling trophy protecting your poor rotting head... to level up, or to die. Um, again!

Munchkin Zombies -- a new self-contained core Munchkin game complete with 168 cards, one six-sided die, and rules -- is available now @ Curious Comics!

Wednesday, April 6, 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 ANNUAL #38
BATMAN BEYOND #4
BRIGHTEST DAY #23
CHEW #18
DC UNIVERSE ONLINE LEGENDS #5
DEADPOOL FAMILY #1
DR WHO INSIDER MAGAZINE #1
FEAR ITSELF #1
FEAR ITSELF HOME FRONT #1
HERC #1
INFESTATION #2
JLA 80 PAGE GIANT 2011 #1
ROSARIO VAMPIRE SEASON II TP VOL 04
ULTIMATE COMICS CAPTAIN AMERICA #4
UNCANNY X-MEN #534.1

Click here for the complete list!

Also... Godzilla!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Godzilla on a Rampage - Footage at 7!

The Godzilla machine just keeps on smashing! The epic crossover between the world's most famous giant reptile and Vancouver Island's Premier Comic shop has certainly turned a few heads since it was released last Wednesday. You may have already read the article covering the disastrous event in the Times Colonist, and you may have been listening when CBC Radio 90.5 FM took time out to tackle the story (complete with sound effects!). Now be sure to tune in tonight at 7:00 PM as CHEK 6 and their TV news crew visit Curious Comics Downtown to assess the comic book devastation for themselves.

The Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters #1 - Curious Comics Destroyed Variant is still available -- but not for much longer! Get to your friendly neighbourhood Curious Comics and grab your copy of this unique comic while you can!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Be Afraid... Be Very Afraid!

The world is in turmoil, with suspicion and anxiety running high all over the globe -- and sometimes it seems as if not even the greatest heroes of the Marvel Universe can make a difference. In this uncertain environment, the new Red Skull has uncovered an incredible secret... a revelation that will divide father and son, turn friend against friend, and herald the rise of Fear personified.

The only thing to fear... is Fear Itself! Marvel's summer blockbuster crossover starts this coming Wednesday April 6! Are you ready for the onslaught of Fear? Don't miss an issue -- talk to your Curious Comics Paranoia Facilitator and ask how you can be sure to catch the whole series!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Uncanny X-Men Point One

The best-selling Point One format comes to the Uncanny X-Men! Over the course of his life, Magneto has been the leader of the X-Men and the greatest enemy the tream has ever known... now he has returned to the team built around the dream of peaceful mutant co-existence with humans so cherished by his old friend Charles Xavier. But now that the X-Men have a higher media profile than ever before, how are they going to explain away their protection of one of the world's most infamous super villains? This special Point One issue provides the answer... and along the way gives us a perfect jumping-on point for the flagship X-Men book.

Uncanny X-Men #534.1 goes on sale this coming Wednesday April 6 @ Curious Comics!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

FCBD Spotlight: Kung Fu Panda

Free Comic Book Day is coming! Mark May 7th on your calendar... book the day off work... tie a string around your finger... do whatever you have to do to make sure you don't miss out on all the Free Comic Book Day fun!

This year, Po -- everyone's favourite Kung Fu Panda -- is back in an all-new comic book... and he's brought Masters Monkey, Mantis, Crane, Viper and Tigress along with him! Catch this Free Comic Book Day special featuring stories with Po and the gang -- as well as fresh new takes on classic comic characters Richie Rich and Strawberry Shortcake!

Be sure to drop by your friendly neighbourhood Curious Comics on Saturday May 7 to grab this book and check out the rest of the Free Comic Book Day goodies!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Age of X: Universe #1 Out Now!

And then came the Age Of X -- when mutants, hated and feared by humanity, were hunted to the brink of extinction. In those dark days, the survivors retreated to a final stronghold for their dying race: Fortress X. And when humanity vowed to see Fortress X destroyed, a team of avenging heroes were called together to face this terrible mutant threat...

Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, Sue Storm -- how has the advent of the Age of X altered their histories and scarred their souls? Find out in Age of X: Universe #1, available now @ Curious Comics!

Also... Godzilla!

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