Thursday, June 30, 2011

Grim Days for the Marvel Universe...

A terrible plague is sweeping the Earth, turning most of the population -- human, hero, villain, and monster -- into savage cannibalistic predators. After Spider-Man, the Hulk, the Thing and other infected heroes unleash chaos in New York, the cities of the world begin to succumb to madness and violence. Is there anyone who can make a stand and defend humanity against the slaughter? You bet there is, bub!

Marvel Universe vs Wolverine #1 is available now @ Curious Comics! And if you missed it the first time around, the collection of the best-selling Marvel Universe vs The Punisher -- our first glimpse of this nightmarish post-apocalyptic world -- hits the stands this week too!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

New Today @ Curious Comics

Never wait until Thursday to get your new comics again! Curious Comics Downtown & Curious Comics Langford both stay open until 8 PM every Wednesday!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #664
AVENGERS CHILDRENS CRUSADE #6
BATMAN ARKHAM CITY #3
DETECTIVE COMICS #878
FEAR ITSELF BLACK WIDOW #1 FEAR
FEAR ITSELF HOME FRONT #3 (OF 7) FEAR
FF #5
FLASHPOINT GREEN ARROW INDUSTRIES #1
FLASHPOINT HAL JORDAN #1 (OF 3)
FLASHPOINT PROJECT SUPERMAN #1 (OF 3)
FLASHPOINT THE CANTERBURY CRICKET #1
IRON AGE #1
MARVEL UNIVERSE VS WOLVERINE #1
ROCKETEER ADVENTURES #2
UNCANNY X-MEN #539
VENOM #4
WALKING DEAD #86

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Go Go Godzilla!

Godzilla: Kaiju World Wars Board Game
Pick a giant monster and let him loose to stomp all over anything in his path - all while fending off military attacks, bombs, traps and, of course, other giant monsters! Along with four fully painted plastic figurines, this game includes 90 stackable plastic tiles for building skyscrapers, four individual monster playmats, 86 terrain and power tokens, and much more!

Godzilla: Stomp! Card Game
In this fast-paced game of citywide destruction, players pick from Godzilla, Mechagodzilla, Mothra, Battra, or Destroyah, and compete to smash as much of the city as possible. Monster mayhem anytime, anyplace, this lightweight card game includes 42 building cards and 30 monster attack cards, and is ideal for Godzilla gaming on the go.

Double the Godzilla, double the mayhem! Godzilla: Kaiju World Wars Board Game and Godzilla: Stomp! Card Game are both available now @ Curious Comics!

Monday, June 27, 2011

The Guild: Bladezz One-Shot Special

The Guild creator and star Felicia Day is joined by series director Sean Becker for a new one-shot starring the Knights of Good's brash young rogue, Bladezz!

In this issue, it's the secret origin of Bladezz's alter ego, the supernaturally gifted model Finn Smulders! When all he wants is a place to play the Game -- and faced with a controlling mother, know-it-all sister, and obnoxious potential stepfather -- can Bladezz use Smulders's powers to save the day? Can he keep his new identity secret? And can any good possibly come of fatherly advice from Vork?

The Guild: Bladezz One-Shot Special is waiting for you now @ Curious Comics! While you're at it, check out The Guild's other comic specials, now available in a collected edition!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

D&D Monster Vault: Threats to Nentir Vale & Dungeon Tiles: Witchlight Fens

D&D RPG: Monster Vault - Threats to Nentir Vale
This new Monster Vault presents statistics, tactics, and lore for an array of new monsters that prowl the Nentir Vale, some of which trace their origins back to the earliest editions of the Dungeons & Dragons RPG. In addition to a 128-page book of ready-to-play monsters and villains, this product includes eight die-cut sheets of card-stock monster and villain tokens and a double-sided battle map featuring four different encounter locations.

D&D RPG: Witchlight Fens Dungeon Tiles
D&D Dungeon Tile Sets give gamers an easy and inexpensive way to include great-looking terrain in their games. This accessory provides six ready-to-use, configurable, double-sided, die-cut terrain tiles with an emphasis on bringing swamp terrain into your D&D encounters.

Both of these new Dungeons & Dragons RPG releases are available now @ Curious Comics!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Unleash Chaos with Warmachine: Wrath!

New for the best-selling miniatures combat game Warmachine comes Wrath! As the fury of war shatters the fragile peace following the events of Warmachine: Legends, the nations of the Iron Kingdoms prepare to unleash new weapons against their foes. While old grudges bring about new hostilities, a sinister force prepares to cast its shadow across all of Immoren as events unfold that will change the Iron Kingdoms forever!

Warmachine: Wrath features six new warcasters and the debut of mighty battle engines - plus new narrative fiction, a painting & modeling guide, and new Theme Force lists for each new warcaster.

Warmachine: Wrath is available now @ Curious Comics!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Fullmetal Alchemist Volume 25 Out Now!

As Greed and King Bradley continue their pitched battle, the mysterious homunculus "father" makes his move beneath Central City. In order to achieve his objectives, he will need to force Mustang to make an unthinkable choice. Meanwhile, Alphonse has the chance to regain his own body, but the sacrifice he must make to do so may be too much to ask...

Volume 25 of the best-selling Fullmetal Alchemist manga is available now @ Curious Comics!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Dungeons & Dragons Boardgame: Conquest of Nerath

Muster armies of footsoldiers, siege engines, monsters, and dragons to attack your enemies. Fight across the waves with fleets of warships and raging elementals. Plunder ancient dungeons with bands of mighty heroes, searching for magical artifacts and awesome treasures that might tip the scales of battle in your favor. The fate of empires is in your hands!

Conquest of Nerath, a brand-new epic boardgame set in the fantasy world of Dungeons & Dragons, is available now @ Curious Comics!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

New Today @ Curious Comics

Never wait until Thursday to get your new comics again! Curious Comics Downtown & Curious Comics Langford both stay open until 8 PM every Wednesday!

ACTION COMICS #902

BATMAN GATES OF GOTHAM #2 (OF 5)
BRIGHTEST DAY AFTERMATH THE SEARCH #1 (OF 3)
CAPTAIN AMERICA #619
CARNAGE #5 (OF 5)
COBRA ONGOING #2
CONAN ROAD OF KINGS #6 (OF 6)
DEADPOOL #39
DUCKTALES #2
FABLES #106
FEAR ITSELF #2 (OF 7) 2ND PTG
FLASHPOINT KID FLASH LOST #1 (OF 3)
FLASHPOINT LOIS LANE AND THE RESISTANCE #1 (OF 3)
FLASHPOINT THE OUTSIDER #1 (OF 3)
FLASHPOINT THE REVERSE FLASH #1
FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST VOL 25
GREEN ARROW #13
GUILD BLADEZZ ONE SHOT #1
INCREDIBLE HULKS #631
IRON MAN 2.0 #6 FEAR
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #58
MIGHTY THOR #3
NEW MUTANTS #26
SECRET AVENGERS #14 (FEAR)
SIGIL #4 (OF 4)
SILVER SURFER #5 (OF 5)
SNAKE EYES ONGOING (IDW) #2
SOUL EATER TP VOL 06
STAR WARS JEDI DARK SIDE #2
SUPERMAN #712
THUNDERBOLTS #159 (FEAR)
TRANSFORMERS 3 MOVIE ADAPTATION #3 (OF 4)
ULTIMATE AVENGERS VS NEW ULTIMATES #5 (OF 6)
ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #160
WOLVERINE #11
X-MEN LEGACY #251

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Staff Pick - Kirby: Genesis #1

Decades ago, humanity sent a message of hope out into the vastness of space. That message has been heard and is about to be answered... but what has come to Earth isn't what anyone might have expected! As visitors from beyond the stars reveal themselves to an astonished world, the stage is set for a deadly battle -- and three ordinary people will be caught up in the most amazing adventure imaginable!

Featuring characters created by the one and only Jack Kirby -- the mind & heart behind the vast majority of your favourite DC & Marvel heroes & villains -- this ambitious new series aims to deliver mind-blowing cosmic super-fantasy just as 'the King' himself would have wanted it!

Captain Victory, Silver Star, the Glory Knights and more -- all created by Jack Kirby and brought to new life by the best-selling & award winning creative team of Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross. Kirby: Genesis #1 is available now @ Curious Comics!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Catch Up With Flashpoint

Witness the destruction and rebirth of the DC Universe, beginning with Flashpoint! Check out the latest chapters in this week's New Arrivals:

Flashpoint: Deadman and the Flying Graysons #1
Come one, come all! Dick Grayson and Boston Brand face the strangeness of this twisted parallel world while delivering thrills, chills and spills under the Big Top. It's the Greatest Show on Earth!

Flashpoint: Legion of Doom Starring Heatwave #1
Welcome to the Hall of Doom -- a maximum security prison for the super-criminals of the Flashpoint world. Heat Wave, Black Manta, Plastic Man, KGBeast, Atomic Skull and Animal Man are counted among the Hall's inmates... and they are determined to escape their confinement at any cost!

This week, Flashpoint also delivers Wonder Woman and the Furies #1 and Grodd of War #1! Ask a friendly Curious Comics staff member to help you find all the key chapters in DC's reality-warping crossover event.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Celebrate 10 Years of Carcassonne With 3 New Releases!

It's been ten years since the award-winning Carcassonne set a new standard in boardgames. Celebrate this milestone with three new Carcassonne special releases, available now @ Curious Comics!

CARCASSONNE 10 YEAR SPECIAL EDITION
Klaus-Jurgen Wrede's genre-defining Carcassonne will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year! Mark the occasion by picking up your copy of Carcassonne: 10 Year Special Edition, a new release of the game which includes all the contents of the original game plus ten new land tiles and colored translucent meeples, all packaged in a blue, meeple-shaped storage case.

CARCASSONNE THE PHANTOM EXPANSION
This expansion to Carcassonne includes six new translucent Phantom followers. Each player gets a phantom; when placing a follower on a tile, the player may also place a phantom as an additional follower on the same tile (as long as they are placed on two different features on that tile). The Phantom comes in 6 different colored transparent meeple-shaped boxes to choose from.

CARCASSONNE DICE GAME
This quick-playing version of the classic Carcassonne board game uses dice to allow players to build cities faster than ever before. The game includes nine special dice, a pencil and a block of scoresheets packaged inside a meeple-shaped metal container.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Broad St Block Party meets Free RPG Day!

The Broad Street Block Party meets Free RPG Day today at the Downtown Curious Comics! From 11 AM - 5 PM, the annual Broad Street Block Party takes over the road from Curious Comics to Wild Cafe. The street will be closed to traffic so you can enjoy the festivities without the threat of vehicular mayhem. Drop by Curious Comics and pick up a free comic (one per person) while quantities last... in addition to your Free RPG Day goodies, of course!

If you can't make it downtown, you can still get yourself to any other Curious Comics location (Langford or Nanaimo) to claim your fair share of free roleplaying adventures, quick-start rulebooks and other assorted gaming goodies. Only today, and only while supplies last! See you there!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Tomorrow is Free RPG Day!

Don't miss your shot at claiming some free gaming goodies on this year's Free RPG Day! Stop by any Curious Comics location (Downtown Victoria, Langford or Nanaimo) on Saturday June 20 and stock up on free rules, adventures & samplers from the best & brightest in the RPG business! Look for cool stuff like a new Dungeons & Dragons 4E supplement, a new Pathfinder RPG adventure, a World of Darkness Quick Start Book and much more -- all for free, and all at Curious Comics!

Offer good while supplies last. See you there!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

In the Grip of Fear Itself

Fear Itself continues its rampage across the Marvel Universe! Check out the latest chapters in this week's New Arrivals:

Fear Itself: The Home Front #3
As Jimmy Woo and the Agents of Atlas continue their trek through the ruins of a war-torn Nazi fortress, Speedball narrowly escapes a grim fate at the hands of an angry mob. Can Speedball unite those heroes around the world who are still resisting the grip of the Serpent?

Fear Itself: Youth In Revolt #2
With Thor-Girl wrongfully imprisoned, the young heroes of the Initiative face a rising wave of paranoia and distrust from the very citizens they are meant to protect. Does Prodigy have what it takes to lead the Initiative... or will he, too, fall prey to the coming darkness?

This week, Fear Itself also descends upon the Avengers, Avengers Academy & Alpha Flight in special crossover stories! Ask a friendly Curious Comics staff member to help you find all the key chapters in Marvel's epic summer event.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

New Today @ Curious Comics

Please note: Curious Comics Downtown and Curious Comics Langford will both be closing @ 6:00 PM this Wednesday June 15. Both stores will return to their usual 8:00 PM closing time next week. Sorry for any inconvenience!

ALPHA FLIGHT #1
AVENGERS #14
BATMAN #711
CAPTAIN AMERICA CORPS #1
CONAN ISLAND OF NO RETURN #1
DC UNIVERSE ONLINE LEGENDS #10
DR WHO MAGAZINE #434
FEAR ITSELF HOME FRONT #3
FEAR ITSELF YOUTH IN REVOLT #2
FLASHPOINT DEADMAN AND THE FLYING GRAYSONS #1
FLASHPOINT GRODD OF WAR #1
FLASHPOINT LEGION OF DOOM #1
FLASHPOINT WONDER WOMAN AND THE FURIES #1
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 14 NO WAY OUT
UNCANNY X-MEN #538
X-MEN #13

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Arm Up & Join the Fight!

Do you dream of commanding powerful spells in defense of the Alliance -- or do you aim to use your steel to crush your enemies in the name of the Horde? The perfect entry point to the WoW TCG, the new World of Warcraft 2011 Class Starter Decks feature 10 unique decks representing all 10 Classes -- including the debut of the Death Knight Class!

World of Warcraft 2011 Class Starter Decks are available now @ Curious Comics!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Staff Pick - Conan: Island of No Return #1

On the run from a cadre of guards, Conan is aided by two sister thieves who just happen to be in need of some muscle to help them with an upcoming heist. Never one to turn his back on adventure (or beautiful women), Conan agrees to assist in the robbery... but evil spirits haunting a cliff-top castle may be the least of Conan's problems as his newly forged working relationship with the sisters begins to fall apart at the seams.

This is the summer of Conan! Get ready for the upcoming Conan film by stopping by Curious Comics and eyeballing our comprehensive selection of comics & collections featuring Cimmeria's most famous son.

Conan: Island of No Return #1
goes on sale @ Curious Comics this coming Wednesday June 15.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Walking Dead Volume 14 on sale Wednesday!

Rick and the rest of his traveling band of survivors may have finally found a long-term home within the walls of the Community -- a protected patch of ground offering a last chance at remaking the world the way it once was. But when the Community is threatened by forces both without & within, the determination of these survivors to remain civilized will be put to the test.

Rick has been through some of the most grueling experiences a world of post-apocalyptic zombie horror can throw at him. Things couldn't possibly get any worse, right? Right?

The Walking Dead Volume 14 goes on sale this coming Wednesday @ Curious Comics! Ask a friendly staff member how you can reserve your copy today.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

It's a Good Week to be a Manga Fan

Check out some of the great new titles that hit the shelves this week at Curious Comics:

Naruto Volume 51
Sasuke finally takes on Danzo, the leader of Konoha, determined to interrogate him about the Uchiha clan and what really happened between the political factions of Konoha and his brother, Itachi.

Bleach Volume 35
While the Soul Reapers are entrenched in bloody one-on-one battles with the Espadas, their sworn enemy Aizen is preparing to make the next move in his elaborate plan. The battlefields of Hueco Mundo will soon give way to another battlefield where the price of losing will prove to be infinitely higher.

One Piece Volume 57
It's all-out war between the Whitebeard Pirates and the Navy! Whitebeard's crew is said to be the most powerful in the New World, but they'll have their hands full against the Navy Admirals and the remaining Warlords of the Sea. Meanwhile, can Luffy reach Navy headquarters in time to save his brother Ace?

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Manga Volume 1
In the year 2030, the members of Public Security Section 9 -- a special-operations task-force made up of former military officers and police detectives -- tackle the strangest problems the future has to offer.

... and that's just for starters! Find all the latest new manga releases every week at your friendly neighbourhood Curious Comics!

Friday, June 10, 2011

The Most Dangerous Hoodie in the Galaxy

Learn what it feels like to look out at the universe from the inside of a suit of Mandalorian armour -- or as close as you can conveniently get to one without having to travel to Tatooine to comb through the guts of the Sarlacc. This impressive new Boba Fett Costume Hoodie is guaranteed to stop conversations when you walk into any canteen this side of Mos Eisley, no matter what manner of scum & villainy might be propping up the bar that day.

The Boba Fett Costume Hoodie is available now @ Curious Comics! (Jet Pack not included.)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Redakai is Here!

The next revolution in gaming has arrived at Curious Comics! Redakai is a ground-breaking innovation in CCGs that takes trading cards to the next level. Featuring fresh new strategic gameplay and unique 3D lenticular & semi-transparent cards, this impressive new game challenges players to achieve the ultimate level of Kairu mastery and become a Redakai!

This is one game you need to see for yourself! Ask a friendly Curious Comics staff member to show you some of our Redakai sample cards and you'll understand why this is the game everyone's going to be talking about this summer.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

New Today @ Curious Comics

Never wait until Thursday to get your new comics again! Curious Comics Downtown & Curious Comics Langford both stay open until 8 PM every Wednesday!

BATMAN AND ROBIN #24
BATMAN ARKHAM CITY #2
BLEACH TP VOL 35
BOOSTER GOLD #45
CERTAIN SCIENTIFIC RAILGUN GN VOL 01
CLAYMORE VOL 18
CRYSIS #1
DEADPOOL #38
FEAR ITSELF DEADPOOL #1
FEAR ITSELF FEARSOME FOUR #1
FEAR ITSELF SPIDER-MAN #2
FLASHPOINT CITIZEN COLD #1
FLASHPOINT DEATHSTROKE #1
FLASHPOINT EMPEROR AQUAMAN #1
GHOST IN SHELL STAND ALONE COMPLEX GN VOL 01
NARUTO TP VOL 51

Click here for the complete list!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Ghost Rider Point One

Get ready for the all-new Ghost Rider ongoing series with this special Point One issue! With the events of Fear Itself tearing the Marvel Universe apart, a mysterious figure offers Johnny Blaze -- longtime host of the Ghost Rider -- a Faustian pact and a new chance at peace. But can Blaze actually allow himself to give up the Ghost? And, if he does, who will inherit the curse and the burden of the Ghost Rider? The souls of Johnny Blaze and everyone within the Marvel Universe depend on his decision!

Ghost Rider Point One goes on sale tomorrow @ Curious Comics!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Staff Pick: A Certain Scientific Railgun

Welcome to Academy City -- an advanced metropolis populated by students enrolled in the famous Power Curriculum Program. Here, young people must learn to control their latent psychic powers and produce superhuman results... but the Program has its dark side, as Mikoto Misaka is about to find out. Out of several million students, Mikoto is one of the very few counted among the most powerful psychics on the planet -- and that has brought her to the attention of the true forces behind the Program. Together with her friends in Academy City, Mikoto is about to discover the secrets hidden in the dark heart of the amazing scientific sprawl she calls home....

A prequel to the massively popular Toaru Majutsu no Index series, A Certain Scientific Railgun takes us to the early days of the Mikoto Misaka's terrifying journey through the Power Curriculum Program. A Certain Scientific Railgun Volume One goes on sale this coming Wednesday June 8 @ Curious Comics!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

With a Great Hoodie Comes Great Responsibility

... or something like that. You'll have plenty of opportunity to come up with your own comic book jokes once you've got yourself one of these fantastic new Spider-Man Costume Hoodies -- when you're not fending off attacks by confused super-villains who have mistaken you for the one, true Spider-Man, of course.

The all-new, all-amazing Spider-Man Costume Hoodie goes on sale this coming Wednesday @ Curious Comics! Don't wait too long to grab yours -- demand for these puppies is high, and these hoodies might just turn out to be as rare as a fortuitous bite from a radioactive spider.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Catch up with Flashpoint!

The reality-warping miniseries continues to reshape the DC Universe! Something bizarre has happened to the timeline, and the Flash is determined to find his friends and restore his world. Big changes are coming to the DCU in 2011, and the critical Flashpoint miniseries is the place to start reading!

Flashpoint #2 is available now @ Curious Comics!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Fear Itself #3 Out Now!

The blockbuster Marvel Comics event of the year continues! Sin leads the most audacious attack on America the world has ever seen, and global panic sets in as the world falls under the sway of Fear Itself. Meanwhile, Loki hatches the scheme to end all schemes as a major Marvel hero faces his darkest hour at the hands of the Serpent. This is the issue that marks a turning point in the war against Fear, and packs a surprise punch that will keep fans talking for ages. Don't miss it!

Fear Itself #3 is available now @ Curious Comics!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Beginning of a New DC Universe

This summer will see the beginning of a brand-new DC Universe as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and all your favourite super-heroes get re-imagined, re-designed & re-launched with new stories, new series, new costumes, new origins & new creative teams.

Starting as DC's current Flashpoint crossover wraps up, this ambitious new lineup will offer up no less than 52 new #1 issues -- including new versions of DC's longest-running titles like Action Comics and Detective Comics.

Don't miss any of these shiny new #1s -- sign up for a Curious Comics Subscription File and be sure to catch all the excitement!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

New Today @ Curious Comics

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

50 GIRLS 50 #1
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #663
ASTONISHING X-MEN #39
FEAR ITSELF #3
FEAR ITSELF THE DEEP #1
FLASHPOINT #2
FLASHPOINT ABIN SUR THE GREEN LANTERN #1
FLASHPOINT BATMAN KNIGHT OF VENGEANCE #1
FLASHPOINT SECRET SEVEN #1
FLASHPOINT THE WORLD OF FLASHPOINT #1
MOON KNIGHT #2
SHIELD #1
UNCANNY X-FORCE #11
X-23 #11
X-MEN #12

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