Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Hallowe'en!

Ghosts, goblins, spooky critters... and comic books! That's right, it's not all about sugary snacks -- you can rot your mind too! This Hallowe'en, swing by your friendly neighbourhood Curious Comics for a fistful of free Hallowe'en comics.

Have a safe and fun Hallowe'en from Curious Comics!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Secret Avengers #18

Run the mission. Don't get seen. Save the world!

Commander Steve Rogers, Black Widow and Shang-Chi are trapped on a space station in the No-Zone, locked in a desperate struggle to stop one of the most explosive substances in the universe -- a supply of extradimensional matter mined from an alternate reality -- from falling into the wrong hands. If they fail, Earth could be held to ransom... or annihilated completely!

From Warren Ellis and David Aja comes the latest self-contained adventure for Steve Rogers' team of black ops Avengers. If you haven't been reading Secret Avengers, you're missing out on one of the best books Marvel has to offer -- grab Secret Avengers #18 while it's still available @ Curious Comics!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Flashpoint Hardcover Collection

When Barry Allen wakes at his desk, he discovers the world has been inexplicably changed. Loved ones have become strangers, and close friends are altered, missing or worse. This is a world on the brink of a cataclysmic war -- and Earth's Greatest Heroes are nowhere to be found. The clock is ticking, and it's up to the Flash to find the villain who altered the history!

Relive the event that changed the DC Universe forever with the new Flashpoint Hardcover Collection, available now @ Curious Comics!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Star Wars - Crimson Empire III: Empire Lost #1

The darkest days of the Galactic Empire may be a thing of the past, but that doesn't mean peace has taken hold in all corners of the galaxy. Even as the reach of the New Republic expands, a mysterious threat is developing in the heart of Coruscant -- one that threatens the family of Princess Leia and Han Sola even as it derails Luke Skywalker's Jedi training on Yavin 4. And in another part of the galaxy, a certain former Imperial Guardsman prepares to return to the galactic stage after three years of hiding, ready to settle old scores...

After more than a decade of anticipation, the story of Kir Kanos -- the last Imperial Guardsman -- continues as the fan-favourite Crimson Empire series returns. Star Wars - Crimson Empire III: Empire Lost #1 is available now @ Curious Comics!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Incredible Hulk #1

After the devastating events of Fear Itself, the Hulk has decided to go into hiding, seeking safety from a world that has very good reason to hate and fear him. But events rarely play out the way Hulk would like, and it isn't long before the peace of his strange new life is disturbed by the one man he hates more than anyone on Earth... Bruce Banner!

Don't miss out on the start of an all-new era for the Jade Giant -- Incredible Hulk #1 is on sale now @ Curious Comics!

Wednesday, October 26, 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!

ABE SAPIEN DEVIL DOES NOT JEST #2
ALL STAR WESTERN #2
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #672
ANGEL & FAITH #3
ANNIHILATORS EARTHFALL #2 (OF 4)
AQUAMAN #2
ASTONISHING X-MEN #43
AVENGERS ACADEMY #20
AVENGERS SOLO #1 (OF 5)
BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #2
BLACKHAWKS #2
CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BUCKY #623
DAKEN DARK WOLVERINE #16
DAREDEVIL #5
DEADPOOL #45
DOROTHY AND WIZARD IN OZ #2 (OF 8)
DR WHO MAGAZINE #439
FF #11
FLASH #2
FLASHPOINT HC
FURY OF FIRESTORM THE NUCLEAR MEN #2
GAME OF THRONES #2 (MR)
GODZILLA KINGDOM OF MONSTERS #8
GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #2
I VAMPIRE #2
INCREDIBLE HULK #1
JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #630
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #2
KIRBY GENESIS #4
LEGION SECRET ORIGIN #1 (OF 6)
MIGHTY THOR #7
NEW MUTANTS #32
SAVAGE HAWKMAN #2
SECRET AVENGERS #18
SPACEMAN #1 (OF 9) (MR)
SPIDER-ISLAND CLOAK AND DAGGER #3 (OF 3)
SPIDER-ISLAND DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG FU #3 (OF 3)
STAR TREK ONGOING #2
STAR WARS CRIMSON EMPIRE III EMPIRE LOST #1 (OF 6)
SUPERMAN #2
TEEN TITANS #2
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES ONGOING #3
ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #3
VENOM #8
VOODOO #2
WALKING DEAD #90 (MR)
WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #1

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Wolverine & the X-Men #1

Following the events of the Schism miniseries, the X-Men have been split in two. Half of the team has decided to stay with Cyclops as he tries to build a nation for mutantkind on the island of Utopia... while the other half has elected to return to Westchester with Wolverine to recreate the School for Gifted Youngsters that started it all. But -- wherever they may be -- the X-Men face more threats than ever before. They were unable to stand together... can they stand apart?

Find out in the first issue of the new Wolverine & The X-Men ongoing series -- on sale tomorrow @ Curious Comics!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Legion of Super-Heroes: Secret Origin #1

The Legion of Super-Heroes has been a cornerstone of the DC Universe for decades -- but how much do you really know about them? Who tried to kill R.J. Brande all those years ago? What went on behind the scenes as the United Planets formed? And what does all this have to do with a mysterious power capable of leaving entire planets desolate and lifeless? Cosmic Boy, Saturn Girl and Lightning Lad may have founded the Legion of Super-Heroes -- but the real story starts here!

Join writer Paul Levitz as he brings you an all-new vision of the beginning of the future in this epic science fiction miniseries. Legion of Super-Heroes: Secret Origin #1 goes on sale this Wednesday October 26 @ Curious Comics!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Warp Speed, Mr. Sulu

Prepare for the arrival of an all-new member of the Star Trek family as Fleet Captains locks photon torpedoes onto your boardgame night. From the brains behind the best-selling Heroclix Miniatures Game, this stand alone strategic boardgame brings you the classic Star Trek ships you know and love as they explore space and face off against their intergalactic opponents.

Featuring 24 precisely crafted plastic ships and over 300 cards, Fleet Captains is available now @ Curious Comics!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Mass Effect: Invasion #1

The Omega space station is the center of lawlessness in the galaxy, a den of vice ruled by the deadly asari Aria. It is also a strategic foothold in a galaxy-wide power struggle, and when the station comes under attack from a new threat unleashed by the humanity-first organization Cerberus, Aria is forced to become more ruthless than ever to protect her home -- and her dominion!

Return to the Mass Effect universe with the first issue of Invasion, an all-new comic miniseries -- available now @ Curious Comics!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Justice League #2

The Dark Knight Detective and hotshot space-cop Green Lantern are on the trail of a mysterious new alien threat to Earth... a malevolent force referred to as "Darkseid" by its minions. But before they can get to the bottom of that problem, these two reluctant allies have to deal with the sudden appearance of the world's most powerful alien. Batman will need all his intellect, cunning and physical prowess to take on the incredible power of the Man of Steel...

The long wait is over! Justice League #2 is available now @ Curious Comics!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Batman #2

Batman is on the trail of a new and deadly killer in Gotham City - a killer with a vendetta against Bruce Wayne. But who is this mysterious murderer in an owl skull mask? What does he have to do with one of Gotham's oldest and most terrifying secrets? More importantly, when the hidden truth about the killer is revealed, what will it mean for the future of Batman and his close-knit team of crimefighters?

Catch up with the mystery with Batman #2, on sale now @ Curious Comics!

Wednesday, October 19, 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 #18
AVENGERS 1959 #2 (OF 5)
BATMAN #1 2ND PTG
BATMAN #2
BATMAN ODYSSEY VOL 2 #1 (OF 7)
BIRDS OF PREY #1 2ND PTG
BIRDS OF PREY #2
BLACK BUTLER TP VOL 07
BLUE BEETLE #2
BOYS BUTCHER BAKER CANDLESTICKMAKER #4 (MR)
BPRD HELL ON EARTH RUSSIA #2
CAPTAIN ATOM #2
CATWOMAN #1 2ND PTG
CATWOMAN #2
CONAN ROAD OF KINGS #9
DC UNIVERSE ONLINE LEGENDS #16
DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #2
DOCTOR WHO ONGOING VOL 2 #10
FABLES #110 (MR)
FEAR ITSELF #7 (OF 7)
FEAR ITSELF FEARLESS #1 (OF 12)
FEAR ITSELF HOME FRONT #7 (OF 7)
FEAR ITSELF YOUTH IN REVOLT #6 (OF 6)
GANTZ TP VOL 19
GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #171
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #2
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #509
JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #629
JUSTICE LEAGUE #2
LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #1 2ND PTG
LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #2
MASS EFFECT INVASION #1 (OF 4)
NIGHTWING #1 2ND PTG
NIGHTWING #2
PANDORA HEARTS GN VOL 07
QUEEN SONJA #22
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #1 2ND PTG
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #2
ROBERT E HOWARDS SAVAGE SWORD #3
SERGIO ARAGONES FUNNIES #4
SNAKE EYES ONGOING (IDW) #6
SOUL EATER TP VOL 07
STAR TREK LEGION OF SUPERHEROES #1 (OF 6)
SUPERGIRL #1 2ND PTG
SUPERGIRL #2
SUPERIOR #6 (OF 6) (MR)
TRANSFORMERS ONGOING #28
ULTIMATE COMICS HAWKEYE #3 (OF 4)
UNCANNY X-MEN #544
WALKING DEAD NOVEL HC VOL 01 RISE OF THE GOVERNOR
WALKING DEAD SURVIVORS GUIDE TP
WARLORD OF MARS #11
WOLVERINE #17
WONDER WOMAN #1 2ND PTG
WONDER WOMAN #2
X-FACTOR #226
YOTSUBA & ! GN VOL 10

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Fear Itself #7

Over the last seven months, the Serpent of Asgard has terrorized the Marvel universe -- wreaking havoc around the globe, turning heroes against their friends, and laying waste to civilization. Now, as Thor faces his darkest hour, Tony Stark returns from the depths of Asgard with a last-chance arsenal that will transform the Avengers from Earth's Mightiest Heroes... into the living embodiment of Earth's Last Hope!

Don't miss the double sized final issue of the miniseries that has reshaped the Marvel landscape -- Fear Itself #7 goes on sale tomorrow @ Curious Comics!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Inventor of 'Inventing Iron Man' talks to the Martlet

Suit up... deflect bullets... wield enhanced strength for the common good! Sounds good -- but is it in any way remotely possible? In his latest book, UVic professor E Paul Zehr tackles comic book super-powers with an examination of the science and the fiction behind the idea of robotic suits and the technological enhancement of human beings so commonplace in series like Marvel Comics' Iron Man.

But you don't have to take my word for it -- check out Paul's interview at the Martlet by clicking on this link and decide for yourself!

Inventing Iron Man is available now @ Curious Comics! Plus: did you miss out on E Paul Zehr's signing at Curious Comics Downtown a couple of weeks back? We still have signed copies of Inventing Iron Man available!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

8th Ultimate Hobby & Toy Fair

Time to crack open that piggy bank, dig the change out from between the sofa cushions and return all those stray pop cans in your kitchen -- today is the 8th Ultimate Hobby & Toy Fair @ Pearkes Rec Centre! Classic toys, comics, door prizes, celebrities -- but don't have so much fun that you forget to drop by the Curious Comics table and say 'hi'.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Star Trek Deck Building Game: The Next Generation Core Set

The final frontier beckons in the all-new Star Trek Deck Building Game: The Next Generation Core Set. As captain of a small starship with a standard crew and basic weaponry, you'll explore the universe, face challenges, complete missions, and experience the mysteries of space. Will you use your crew's experience to improve your ships systems or recruit more experienced crewmen to your ship? Will you form diplomatic relationships or conquer civilizations in battle? You're in command-- it's up to you!

Star Trek Deck Building Game: The Next Generation Core Set comes with dice, instrcutions, and 300 cards playable in three different scenarios -- free-for-all Exploration, cooperative Borg Invasion or the Klingon Civil War for multiplayer teams. Plus, for a limited time, get a pair of special character cards when you buy your copy -- variant versions of Captain Picard & Q with new abilities you can't get anywhere else!

Star Trek Deck Building Game: The Next Generation Core Set is available now @ Curious Comics.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Ghostbusters #2 Out Now

Is Mr. Stay Puft finally reforming after the battle with his doppelganger during the Infestation zombie crossover event? Is that what's causing the huge PKE uptick in New York? As Winston and Peter take care of the annoying-and familiar-spook haunting the Crendall household, Ray receives a visitor at the firehouse... and this visitor could be what his prophetic dream was trying to warn him about.

Ghostbusters #2 from writer Erik Burnham and Victoria-based artist Dan Schoening is available now @ Curious Comics! Plus: did you miss out on Dan Schoening's signing at Curious Comics Downtown a couple of weeks back? We still have signed copies of Ghostbusters #1 available!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Twilight Manga Volume Two

Having uncovered the dark secret of her enigmatic classmate, Bella Swan embraces her feelings for him -- trusting Edward to keep her safe despite the risks. But when a rival clan of vampires makes its way into Forks, the danger to Bella has never been more real. Will she make the ultimate sacrifice to protect the people dearest to her?

The love story between innocent teenager Bella and the handsome vampire Edward, which prompted a worldwide phenomenon, continues in Volume 2 of the graphic adaptation of Twilight -- available now @ Curious Comics!

Wednesday, October 12, 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 #5
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #671
BATGIRL #2
BATMAN AND ROBIN #2
BATWOMAN #2
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 9 FREEFALL #2
DEATHSTROKE #2
DEMON KNIGHTS #2
FF #10
FRANKENSTEIN AGENT OF SHADE #2
GENERATION HOPE #12
GHOSTBUSTERS ONGOING #2
GREEN LANTERN #2
GRIFTER #2
LEGION LOST #2
MISTER TERRIFIC #2
NEW AVENGERS #17
ORCHID #1
PUNISHER #4
RESURRECTION MAN #2
SHADE #1
SHIELD #3
SUICIDE SQUAD #2
SUPERBOY #2
TWILIGHT MANGA GN VOL 02
ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #3
ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #2
ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #2
ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #2
UNCANNY X-FORCE #16
X-MEN LEGACY #257
X-MEN REGENESIS #1

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Resident Evil Deck Building Game: Outbreak Expansion

Playable with both the Core Game and the Alliance expansion, this 150-card expansion introduces the new Outbreak Mode that puts the players in danger of turning into the Infected themselves. New characters such as Kevin, Ryman, David King, and Mark Wilkins will help you while you're alive. However, life doesn't end as an Infected, as you can rise from the dead and attack your fellow players as new Infected Characters and Infection Cards!

The Resident Evil Deck Building Game: Outbreak Expansion is available now @ Curious Comics!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Holiday Hours @ Curious Comics

All three locations of Curious Comics will be open Monday October 10 from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Have a fun & safe Thanksgiving Holiday from everyone at Curious Comics!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Meet E. Paul Zehr, author of Inventing Iron Man!

Writer E. Paul Zehr will be coming to the Johnson St store to sign his new book Inventing Iron Man & to discuss how high tech robotic suits may soon be possible. Drop by 1-3 PM on Sunday October 9th for a chat and a signed copy. Bring a non-perishable food donation for the Mustard Seed Food Bank & get $5.00 off!

Plus: All three locations of Curious Comics will be open Sunday October 9 & Monday October 10 from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Have a fun & safe Thanksgiving from everyone at Curious Comics!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

People Food!

Bring the legendary science fiction movie to life with your very own box of Soylent Green Crackers! These all-natural green crackers made with high energy plankton and other top-quality ingredients -- not, as you may have heard, with people -- and are produced by the best small-batch cracker producer in the US. Soylent Green Crackers even come packaged in a collectible box designed to replicate the look and feel of the classic film.

Soylent Green Crackers are available now @ Curious Comics!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Join the Crusade!


Black Crusade is an exciting new standalone addition to the Warhammer 40,000 RPG line, offering players an entirely new perspective on the conflict between the Imperium of Man and the forces of Chaos. This groundbreaking concept delivers the unprecedented opportunity to play as an agent of Chaos, whether as a Chaos Space Marine or a human disciple. In the Black Crusade, players will learn if the agents of Chaos are truly evil, or simply rebels fighting against the Imperium and its repressive oligarchy bent on blinding all of humanity with its dogma.

The Black Crusade RPG Core Book & Black Crusade Gamemaster's Kit are both available now @ Curious Comics!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Huntress #1

Helena Bertinelli -- better known to criminals as the Huntress, ruthless costumed vigilante -- is on her way to Italy... but she's not headed there for a holiday. Following a trail of clues to Naples, she aims to dismantle a Mafia human trafficking and gun-smuggling ring... but with no backup and no safety net, is the Huntress really prepared to take down one of the most powerful mob bosses in Europe... as well as the even more powerful man backing him from the shadows?

The character who earned legions of fans in the pages of Birds of Prey jumps into DC's New Universe with her own miniseries! Huntress #1 is available now @ Curious Comics!

Wednesday, October 5, 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 #2
ANIMAL MAN #2
AVENGERS 1959 #1 (OF 5)
BAKUMAN TP VOL 07
BATWING #2
CHEW #21 (MR)
DARK TOWER GUNSLINGER BATTLE OF TULL #5 (OF 5)
DC COMICS PRESENTS BATMAN THE DEMON LAUGHS #1
DC UNIVERSE ONLINE LEGENDS #15
DEADPOOL #44
DETECTIVE COMICS #2
FAIRY TAIL GN VOL 15
GI JOE VOL 2 ONGOING #6
GREEN ARROW #2
HAWK AND DOVE #2
HULK #42
HUNTRESS #1 (OF 6)
JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #2
MEN OF WAR #2
MOON KNIGHT #6
OMAC #2
PENGUIN PAIN AND PREJUDICE #1 (OF 5)
QUEEN SONJA #21
RED LANTERNS #2
ROSARIO VAMPIRE SEASON II TP VOL 06
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES TP VOL 16
SPAWN #212
STATIC SHOCK #2
STORMWATCH #2
SUPERIOR #5 (OF 6) (MR)
SUPERNATURAL #1 (OF 6)
SWAMP THING #2
THUNDERBOLTS #164
TRANSFORMERS ONGOING #27
VAMPIRE KNIGHT TP VOL 13
WALKING DEAD #89 (MR)
WALKING DEAD HC VOL 07 (MR)
WARLORD OF MARS DEJAH THORIS #7
X-23 #15
X-MEN #19
X-MEN SCHISM #5 (OF 5)

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

X-Men: Schism #5

They have survived the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants... the Hellfire Club... Dark Phoenix... the Age of Apocalypse. But can they survive each other? The Children of the Atom face their darkest hour as decades' worth of friction and resentment between Cyclops and Wolverine erupts in an all-out brawl between the two team members even as an unstoppable force marches on the mutant nation of Utopia. What -- if anything -- will remain of Xavier's dream?

Find out here as Marvel Comics makes history with X-Men: Schism #5 -- on sale tomorrow at Curious Comics!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man #2

In Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man #1, we were introduced to teenager Miles Morales -- the young man destined to become the new Spider-Man of the Ultimate Universe. We also caught a glimpse of the strange twist of fate that brought him into contact with Norman Osborn's determined efforts to re-create the accident that granted Peter Parker the proportional strength and abilities of a spider... and we have seen the first of the strange powers Miles has begun to manifest. But how does this fluke propel a kid from obscurity to hero of New York? You'll have to keep reading to find out!

Don't miss the second chapter in the groundbreaking Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man saga -- available now @ Curious Comics!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Who You Gonna Call?

Dan Schoening, artist of the brand new Ghostbusters ongoing series from IDW Publishing, will be signing copies of his Ghostbusters comics -- including copies of the 'Be A Ghostbuster' special edition -- at Curious Comics Johnson St later today (Sunday October 2) from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM.

Drop by, say 'hi', meet a local comics professional and get a signed comic! (No ghosts guaranteed to appear, but hey -- you never know.) See you there!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Sailor V Volume One

Minako Aino is a happy, well-adjusted 13-year old middle school student in Tokyo -- whose calm and normal life is altered forever after her encounter with a mysterious white cat. Introducing himself as Artemis, this wise talking cat with a strange crescent-moon-shaped mark on his forehead will show Minako how to release the incredible power hidden within her -- allowing her to transform into the powerful defender of truth and justice, Sailor V!

Before Usagi Tsukino... before Luna... before Tuxedo Mask! Never before released to English readers, Sailor V -- the prequel to the phenomenally successful anime & manga series Sailor Moon -- delivers the long-demanded 'missing chapters' of the early adventures of Sailor Venus, the first Sailor Scout.

Sailor V Volume One and Sailor Moon Volume One are both available now at Curious Comics!

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