Sunday, July 31, 2011

When Alan Moore Speaks, the World Listens

With League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: 1969 out on the shelves this week, acknowledged grandmaster of the comics medium Alan Moore took a few minutes out of his schedule to give an interview to British newspaper The Guardian... so the least we can do is read it! Sharing his thoughts on everything from the global financial crisis to the creative process behind the most recent chapter in his best-selling LOEG series, Moore doesn't hold anything back... and why would you want him to?

Follow this link to visit The Guardian's website and read the interview for yourself... and don't forget, LOEG: 1969 is waiting for you now @ Curious Comics!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Spotlight on Amazing Spider-Man #666

The Spider-Man story of the year is ready to remake the Big Apple in the Wall-Crawler's image as Spider-Island gets underway! Average everday New Yorkers are inexplicably beginning to manifest powers that mirror the fantastic abilities Peter Parker gained when he was bitten by a radioactive spider all those years ago. Can Peter corral a whole city full of freshly-minted super-types -- every one of them just as powerful as he is -- before they cause irreparable damage to New York?

Amazing Spider-Man #666 is available now @ Curious Comics!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Last Chance to Enter!

Look alive, comic fans -- today is your last crack at entering the Be a Ghostbuster Contest from Curious Comics & IDW!

If you haven't entered yet, be sure to get yourself to any Curious Comics location before closing tonight so you can put your name in the running to claim your own space on the cover of Ghostbusters #1 -- in full costume and ready to tackle the weird, the otherworldly & the undead! In addition to this unique prize, the lucky winner will also collect 100 free copies to sell, give away or otherwise distribute as he or she sees fit.

The winner will be announced shortly -- so watch this space!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen III: 1969

In the psychedelic daze of 1969's swinging London, dangerous underworlds are starting to overlap with sit-ins and sitars. Alerted to a threat concerning the same magic order that she and her colleagues investigated sixty years ago, a thoroughly modern Mina Murray and her dwindling League of Extraordinary Gentlemen descend into London's bizarre twilight subculture of hippies, criminals and occultists. Can Mina and her companions prevent the making of a Moonchild -- one that might well turn out to be the Anti-Christ...?

From Alan Moore & Kevin O'Neill comes the long-awaited second chapter of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen III: Century -- available now @ Curious Comics!

Wednesday, July 27, 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 #903
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #666
ASTONISHING X-MEN #40
AVENGERS BY BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS TP VOL 01
BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #4
BRIGHTEST DAY AFTERMATH SEARCH FOR SWAMP THING #2
CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BUCKY #620
DETECTIVE COMICS #880
FATHOM VOL 4 #1
FEAR ITSELF DEEP #2
FEAR ITSELF WORTHY #1
FF #7
FLASHPOINT HAL JORDAN #2
FLASHPOINT KID FLASH LOST #2
FLASHPOINT LOIS LANE AND THE RESISTANCE #2
FLASHPOINT PROJECT SUPERMAN #2
GODZILLA KINGDOM OF MONSTERS #5
GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #25
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #62
GREEN LANTERN EMERALD WARRIORS #12
INCORRUPTIBLE #20
INCREDIBLE HULKS #633
KIRBY GENESIS #2
LOEG III CENTURY #2 1969
MIGHTY THOR #4
NEGIMA GN VOL 30
NEW MUTANTS #28
QUEEN SONJA #18
SECRET AVENGERS #15
ULTIMATE COMICS FALLOUT #3
UNCANNY X-FORCE #12
VENOM #5
WARLORD OF MARS FALL OF BARSOOM #1
WOLVERINE AND DEADPOOL DECOY #1
WOLVERINE BEST THERE IS #8
WORLD OF SMURFS
X-MEN LEGACY #252
X-MEN SCHISM #2

Click here for the complete list!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Staff Pick: Captain America & Bucky #620

You've seen the Captain America movie -- now read the comics! From the darkest days of World War II comes the untold story of the early missions of Captain America -- as seen by his young partner James 'Bucky' Barnes. As Cap & Bucky prepare for their first mission together, nothing can prepare them for the incredible adventures that lies ahead -- or the nightmarish adversaries that await them!

Featuring a knockout creative team including best-selling co-writers Ed Brubaker & Marc Andreyko and artist Chris Samnee, Captain America & Bucky offers up an all-new ongoing look at the classic Golden Age of superheroes. Captain America & Bucky #620 goes on sale tomorrow @ Curious Comics!

Monday, July 25, 2011

What the Smurf!

The Smurfs began life as Les Schtroumpfs in a Belgian comic strip in October 1958 and quickly gained popularity, launching books, figurines and a blockbuster cartoon on their way to becoming an international pop culture phenomenon.

Now the Smurfs are leaping into the 21st century with new English-language collections of the original comics and -- of course -- the upcoming movie. Jump into The World of Smurfs with this authoritative new book revealing the untold story behind these internationally adored characters and their creator Peyo!

The Smurfs comic collections are available now @ Curious Comics, while The World of Smurfs goes on sale Wednesday July 27!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide Volume 41

Entering its fifth decade as the preeminent source of comic book pricing information, The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide has been the definitive guide for collectors and dealers alike since 1970. This 41st edition includes all the new insights, features, and data, along with the most comprehensive listing of comics and all-new entries in the Overstreet Hall of Fame. Perfect for both new collectors and seasoned enthusiasts!

Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide Volume 41 is available now @ Curious Comics!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Didn't Hitchcock Make a Movie with These Guys?

You don't need me to tell you that Angry Birds has become one of the most popular mobile games of all time -- but maybe you haven't heard that these ferocious fliers have catapulted themselves off your smartphone and onto our shelves! That's right, fiery fowl fans -- now you can fill all of your real-world requirements for grouchy avians with a quick visit to your local Curious Comics. Available in a variety of sizes, some of these new Angry Birds Plushes even come with sound chips for those seeking the truly immersive and authentic Angry Birds experience.

Angry Birds are waiting for you now at Curious Comics! Don't keep them waiting... that only makes them angrier!

Friday, July 22, 2011

War of the Green Lanterns: Aftermath #1

The shocking consequences of the blockbuster War of the Green Lanterns story have shattered the lives of Hal Jordan, Guy Gardner, John Stewart and Kyle Rayner in ways no one saw coming. Heroes have fallen, and one of the most unexpected people in the universe now wields a Green Lantern ring! Where do we go from here?

War of the Green Lanterns: Aftermath #1 is available now @ Curious Comics!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Fear Strikes the Uncanny X-Men!

The mystically empowered Juggernaut shows his longtime enemies the X-Men exactly how to use a gigantic enchanted hammer as Marvel Comics' epic Fear Itself crossover zeroes in on the mutant nation of Utopia! And as this terrifying new incarnation of the Juggernaut pummels the team, his lackey delivers an ultimatum to the human authorities -- promising to annihilate San Francisco unless they turn on the X-Men. Could this really be the end for Utopia?

Find out in Uncanny X-Men #541 -- on sale now @ Curious Comics!

Wednesday, July 20, 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!

AVENGERS #15
BATMAN #712
BATMAN GATES OF GOTHAM #3
CONAN ISLAND OF NO RETURN #2
CONAN THE BARBARIAN MASK OF ACHERON
DAREDEVIL #1
DC THE NEW 52 #1 PREVIEW BOOK
DC UNIVERSE ONLINE LEGENDS #12
FEAR ITSELF DEADPOOL #2
FEAR ITSELF FEARSOME FOUR #2
FEAR ITSELF FF #1
FEAR ITSELF HOME FRONT #4
FLASHPOINT DEADMAN AND THE FLYING GRAYSONS #2
FLASHPOINT THE OUTSIDER #2
FLASHPOINT WONDER WOMAN AND THE FURIES #2
GENERATION HOPE #9
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #506
MARVEL UNIVERSE VS WOLVERINE #2
ROCKETEER ADVENTURES #3
ULTIMATE COMICS FALLOUT #2
UNCANNY X-MEN #541
WALKING DEAD #87
WAR OF THE GREEN LANTERNS AFTERMATH #1
X-MEN #15

Click here for the complete list!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Staff Pick: Daredevil #1

The original Man Without Fear is back and ready to resume his place as New York's guardian angel! This is the beginning of a whole new era for Daredevil -- and with a stellar creative team like Mark Waid & Paolo Rivera calling the shots, you won't want to miss a single minute. Buckle up for an imaginative new spin on one of Marvel's original heroes that will send Daredevil straight to the top of your reading pile!

Daredevil #1 goes on sale tomorrow @ Curious Comics!

Monday, July 18, 2011

DC Comics: The New 52

DC Comics practically set the internet on fire when they announced the upcoming relaunch for their classic lineup of titles. Consisting of 52 new ongoing series spanning the length and breadth of the DC universe, these titles will see some of the comic industry's top talent paired with new versions of legendary superhero characters.

Catch a glimpse of what's coming your way as DC Comics kicks off this new era with The New 52, a free sampler available this coming Wednesday @ Curious Comics!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Meanwhile, in orbit around Saturn...

The classic Battleship board game leaps out of the water and into the vast reaches of outer space with the new Battleship Galaxies! When Saturn's mining settlement is attacked by warmongering aliens, the newly-commissioned First Fleet of the Intergalactic Space Navy races back from the outer reaches of the solar system to mount a defense against the invaders. Command the ISN fleet and defend the settlement -- or lead the attack as the commander of the ruthless invaders in Battleship Galaxies!

The Battleship Galaxies Board Game is available now @ Curious Comics!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Heroclix: Captain America Boosters Out Now!

Marvel Comics' star-spangled shield-slinger leaps into action, bringing two-fisted plastic justice to your gaming table! The all-new Captain America expansion for the best-selling Heroclix superhero combat game features 63 freshly minted collectible figures, pre-painted and ready to play straight out of the box... including 30 previously unseen characters from the Marvel Universe. This set is also the first to feature removable pieces -- all-new in-game elements that can be added to or removed from your characters as you play.

Heroclix: Captain America Boosters are available now @ Curious Comics!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Magic CCG: 2012 Out Today!

New cards, new decks, new rules for multiplayer gameplay -- and that's just the beginning for the Magic: The Gathering CCG 2012 Core Set! Magic CCG: 2012 comes in 5 different Intro Packs, 15-card Booster Packs, and Fat Packs offering up 8 Magic CCG: 2012 Boosters and a bunch of other goodies. There's never been a better time to be a Magic player!

Magic: The Gathering CCG 2012 Core Set is available now @ Curious Comics!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Spotlight on: Ultimate Fallout #1

For May Parker, Gwen Stacy and Mary Jane Watson, the worst thing they could possibly imagine has just happened right before their eyes. Can these three women pick up the shattered pieces of their lives and move on? Find out here as Ultimate Fallout explores the shockwaves created by the apocalyptic finale of the Death of Spider-Man series!

Ultimate Fallout #1 is on sale now @ Curious Comics!

Wednesday, July 13, 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!

ALPHA FLIGHT #2
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #665
BATGIRL #23
BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #3
BLACK PANTHER MAN WITHOUT FEAR #521
CAPTAIN AMERICA #1
DEADPOOL #40
DETECTIVE COMICS #879
DOLLHOUSE EPITAPHS #1
FF #6
GREEN LANTERN #67
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #61
HELLBOY THE FURY #2
NEW AVENGERS #14
ULTIMATE AVENGERS VS NEW ULTIMATES #6
ULTIMATE COMICS FALLOUT #1
WOLVERINE #12

Click here for the complete list!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Staff Pick - Captain America #1

Fear Itself continues to make its mark across the Marvel Universe as friend turns against friend and lives are changed forever. No one is left unscathed -- not even Steve Rogers, who finds himself at a turning point after Sin's devastating attack on Washington. Has the time finally come for the return of the one, true Captain America?

From the bestselling creative team of Ed Brubaker and Steve McNiven comes Captain America #1, the perfect jumping-on point for new readers and a defining moment in Cap history for longtime fans. With two new ongoing series and the soon-to-be-blockbuster film about to hit theatres, 2011 is set to be the year of Captain America!

Captain America #1 goes on sale tomorrow @ Curious Comics! Don't miss out on a single issue -- ask a Curious Comics staff member how you can become a subscriber today!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Exterminate!

The intergalactic creeps known as the Daleks have terrorized billions across time and space -- from Skaro, Vulcan, & Exxilon to the Medusa Cascade, Churchill's War Room, & the opening of the Pandorica. In the new Dalek Handbook, fans can wrap their suction cups around design artwork and photographs from five decades of Doctor Who -- including secrets of how the Daleks are operated on set, the development of their iconic look and sound, and their enduring appeal in television, radio, books, comics, and more.

The Dalek Handbook is available now @ Curious Comics!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Return of Magic Knight Rayearth

One of the world's best-loved manga series returns to English readers everywhere in an affordable new Omnibus Edition! After Umi, Hikaru, and Fuu are mysteriously teleported away from modern-day Tokyo, they find themselves on Cefiro -- a strange world full of spirits and sorcery. Summoned to this world by the last remaining strength of the Princess Emeraude, the trio are destined to become the Magic Knights legend says can save her realm. But how are a bunch of junior high school kids supposed to defeat the dark might of the sinister Lord Zagato -- with only an exceedingly strange bunny creature named Mokona as their guide...?

CLAMP's Magic Knight Rayearth: Omnibus Volume One is available now @ Curious Comics!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Who Ya Gonna Call?

Curious Comics and IDW are offering you a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be on the cover of Ghostbusters #1, coming in September. Just drop by any Curious Comics location starting today-- Saturday, July 9th -- and fill out an entry form. The winner, in addition to having his/her face immortalized on a Ghostbusters comic, will receive 100 free copies to distribute to friends, family, eBay etc.

One entry per person. Contest open to Vancouver Island residents only. Get your entries in by Friday July 29th. Ask a Curious Comics staff member for more info.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Journey to the Center of Small World!

Dig beneath the surface of the Small World board game of epic conquests and fallen empires with this week's new Small World Underground! Featuring new Races and new Special Powers,Underground also offers up a new twist on the classic fun, light-hearted gameplay of the original with the introduction of Monster-occupied regions protecting potent Relics and Places of great power!

Underground can be played on its own straight out of the box or combined with elements from the original Small World or its other expansions -- it's up to you! Small World Underground is available now @ Curious Comics!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Penny Arcade Volume 7 Out Now!

Two and a half million passionate, obsessed daily readers have propelled Penny Arcade to its current place among comic internet superstars! One of the most-read webcomics ever pummels your defenseless brain with gaming in-jokes and pop-culture commentary, delivering the ultimate epic that is the modern gaming life.

Penny Arcade Volume 7: Be Good, Little Puppy is available now @ Curious Comics!

Wednesday, July 6, 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 #25
BATMAN BEYOND #7
DC UNIVERSE ONLINE LEGENDS #11
DOCTOR WHO DALEK HANDBOOK HC
ELRIC THE BALANCE LOST #1
FEAR ITSELF #4 (OF 7)
FEAR ITSELF UNCANNY X-FORCE #1 (OF 3)
FEAR ITSELF WOLVERINE #1 (OF 3)
FEAR ITSELF YOUTH IN REVOLT #3 (OF 6)
FLASHPOINT #3
FLASHPOINT ABIN SUR THE GREEN LANTERN #2 (OF 3)
FLASHPOINT BATMAN KNIGHT OF VENGEANCE #2 (OF 3)
FLASHPOINT SECRET SEVEN #2 (OF 3)
FLASHPOINT THE WORLD OF FLASHPOINT #2 (OF 3)
FLIGHT GN VOL 08
IRREDEEMABLE #27
KICK-ASS TP (MR)
MOON KNIGHT #3
NORTHLANDERS TP VOL 05 METAL (MR)
PENNY ARCADE TP VOL 07 BE GOOD LITTLE PUPPY
ROSARIO VAMPIRE SEASON II TP VOL 05
SAYONARA ZETSUBOU SENSEI GN VOL 09
THUNDERBOLTS #160
TRANSFORMERS 3 MOVIE ADAPTATION #4 (OF 4)
TRANSFORMERS ONGOING #21
UNCANNY X-MEN #540
X-23 #12
X-MEN #14

Click here for the complete list!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Staff Pick - Elric: The Balance Lost #1

The innumerable parallel worlds that constitute the Multiverse... the constant cosmic struggle for balance between the forces of Law and Chaos... unforgettable characters like Dorian Hawkmoon, Prince Corum of the Silver Hand and -- of course -- Elric of Melniboné and his soul-drinking sword Stormbringer! Epic fantasist Michael Moorcock has shaped modern fantasy more than any other living writer, contributing many of the ideas that have since become some of the most frequently seen concepts in fantasy & science fiction.

This Wednesday, Moorcock's creations return to comics in a new ongoing series courtesy of Chris Roberson and the folks at Boom! Something has gone disastrously wrong with the workings of Fate, upsetting the Cosmic Balance and threatening the Multiverse itself. A reluctant Elric, exiled Emperor of Melniboné, has been set on a quest to safeguard reality... but so too have some of his alternate incarnations native to other realms in the Multiverse. Will they stand together or be played against one another by forces beyond their control? Once again the Eternal Champion is caught in the center of a reality-warping apocalypse!

Elric: The Balance Lost #1 goes on sale tomorrow @ Curious Comics!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Good Help is Hard to Find...

As the Lord of your own Mansion, it's up to you to hire the right Maids to fill out the staff at your house. Some Maids will give you a bonus, while others will affect your opponents in negative ways... but beware, your opponents can make your Maids ill or give them bad habits, decreasing your Victory Points!

Tanto Cuore, a unique new deck building card game straight from Japan, is available now @ Curious Comics!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Munchkin Zombie Kill-O-Meter On The Way!

Silly zombie -- brains are for eating, not for counting! With the upcoming Munchkin Zombies Kill-O-Meter, players can keep track of their point totals with a simple turn of the dial... no braaaaaiiins required! Plus, the Munchkin Zombies Kill-O-Meter comes with two special bonus cards to expand your Munchkin Zombies library!

The Munchkin Zombie Kill-O-Meter goes on sale Wednesday July 6 @ Curious Comics!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Staff Pick: Rocketeer Adventures #2

The adventures of Dave Stevens' Rocketeer continue! Featuring an all-star creative lineup including Mark Waid, Gene Ha, Darwyn Cooke, Alex Ross & Geoff Darrow, the second issue in IDW's anthology miniseries reminds us that the fastest way to get from boring to amazing is by strapping on a rocket-pack!

Rocketeer Adventures #2 is available now @ Curious Comics. And seeing as how we're on the subject of jet-packs anyway, click the link below to check out an amazing tribute video to Dave Stevens and his high-flying creation from the animation wizards at Digital Banana Studio. You won't be sorry!

The Rocketeer 20th anniversary from John Banana on Vimeo.

EDIT: Forgot to mention that I first saw this video on the excellent Bleeding Cool website -- great resource for news & rumours from the comic & movie industries. Check it out!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Canada Day Hours @ Curious Comics

For your holiday shopping convenience, all three Curious Comics locations will be open from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM today. Happy Canada Day everyone!

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