Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Free Comic Book Day: Sonic the Hedgehog/Mega Man Special

Free Comic Book Day is just four days away! That means free stuff, good times, great books... and if you're in Nanaimo, it also means the Second Annual Nanaimo Comic Book Show! Here's just one of the great free books you'll find waiting for you at Curious Comics on Saturday May 4:
Two of the most popular video game heroes of all time are teaming up to give your Free Comic Book Day a record-breaking high score! In the upcoming Worlds Collide story event, Sega's Speed demon Sonic the Hedgehog and Capcom's unstoppable Mega Man will cross universes and jump realities to meet face-to-face for the first time... and the unmissable first chapter is right here in your all-new Free Comic Book Day: Sonic the Hedgehog/Mega Man Special!

Don't be left behind - make sure you get to your local Curious Comics on Satuday May 4th to claim your Free Comic Book Day: Sonic the Hedgehog/Mega Man Special!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Free Comic Book Day: Infinity Special

Free Comic Book Day is just five days away! That means free stuff, good times, great books... and if you're in Nanaimo, it also means the Second Annual Nanaimo Comic Book Show! Here's just one of the great free books you'll find waiting for you at Curious Comics on Saturday May 4:
Time and again, the mad Titan Thanos has proven himself to be the most dangerous threat in the Marvel Universe... and now he's about to take a crack at dominating Free Comic Book Day! Featuring flashbacks, a sneak peek at an upcoming top-secret Marvel Comics project and the opening chapter of an apocalyptic crisis that promises to loom large over your favourite Marvel titles for the rest of 2013, the Free Comic Book Day: Infinity Special is something you can't afford to miss!

Don't be left out - make sure you get to your local Curious Comics on Satuday May 4th to claim your Free Comic Book Day: Infinity Special! 

Sunday, April 28, 2013

POP Marvel: Iron Man 3 Figures


Okay, so he's not exactly iron -- but what he lacks in indestructibility, he makes up for in sheer unadulterated cuteness! Inspired by armour designs for the soon-to-be-blockbuster Iron Man 3 movie, these four new urban vinyl figures from Marvel and Funko's POP! line of stylized collectibles are just what you need to take your computer desk, dashboard
or bookshelf from 'meh' to marvelous!

Choose from Iron Man, War Machine, Iron Patriot, and the top-secret Iron Man Space Suit when they all arrive at Curious Comics this coming Wednesday May 1!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Free Comic Book Day: Walking Dead Special

Free Comic Book Day is just one week away! That means free stuff, good times, great books... and if you're in Nanaimo, it also means the Second Annual Nanaimo Comic Book Show! Here's just one of the great free books you'll find waiting for you at Curious Comics on Saturday May 4:

Featuring a brand-new, never-before-seen Tyreese story - in addition to re-presented stories featuring the samurai-sword-wielding Michonne, traumatized survivor Morgan Jones, and the unforgettably sadistic Governor - The Walking Dead's entry in this year's Free Comic Book Day lineup makes Saturday May 4 a red-letter day for fans of the best-selling zombie saga. The big shots at Image Comics are promising not to collect these stories in future trade paperbacks, so be sure you don't miss out - get to your local Curious Comics bright and early on Satuday May 4th to claim your Free Comic Book Day Walking Dead Special!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Superman Beyond Volume 1 TP

The world has moved on... friends and enemies have been lost to time and tragedy... his teammates and colleagues in the Justice League have been left behind. But the galaxy, the solar system, the planet Earth and the city of Metropolis all still face otherworldly dangers and apocalyptic threats -- and for the one and only Superman, the never ending battle must continue!

The Last Son of Krypton faces his future in the grim world of Batman Beyond in this new collection of hard-to-find and out-of-print specials by writer Tom DeFalco and illustrator Ron Frenz, the creative team behind the long-running cult hit series Spider-Girl. Look for Superman Beyond Volume 1 TP, on sale now at Curious Comics!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Ningen's Nightmares TP


Ninjas. Witches. Demon samurai. Ancient Japan is a dangerous place, and no one knows that better than wandering warrior monk Ningen. On a mission to defend innocent villagers from marauding warlords, Ningen is targeted by an army of bizarre bounty hunters determined to claim him for their mysterious employer, a powerful witch who has sinister plans to use Ningen as the key to unleashing a hellish horror on the countryside. Can Ningen save his own skin -- as well as prevent the dawning of an unholy new age of terror for Japan?

The hero of 365 Samurai & a Few Bowls of Rice returns as J.P. Kalonji launches into a new action-packed supernatural samurai adventure! Look for Ningen's Nightmares TP, on sale now at Curious Comics!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

New Today at Curious Comics


Highlights of New Arrivals Expected at Curious Comics on Wednesday April 24:

A + X #7 Now
Amalas Blade #1 (of 4)
Angel & Faith #21
Avengers #10 Now
Batman Incorporated (2012-) #10
Batman: The Dark Knight (2011-) #19
Deadpool #8 Now
Fantastic Four #7 Now
FF #6 Now
The Flash (2011-) #19
Guardians of the Galaxy #2 Now
Is This A Zombie Vol. 4 (MR)
Journey Into Mystery #651 Now
Jupiters Legacy #1
Justice League Dark (2011-) #19
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Vol. 15
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic #6
My Little Pony Micro Series #3 (of 6) Rarity
New Avengers #5 Now
Ningens Nightmares TP
Previews #1689
Superman (2011-) #19
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #22
Uncanny Avengers #7 Now
Uncanny X-Men #5 Now
Wolverine and the X-Men #28
Young Avengers #4 Now

Please note: not all items may be available at all three stores. Ask a staff member for details.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Previews: May Issue


Horoscopes? Who needs 'em! Psychics? Tell 'em to go pound sand! I predict all the information you need to know about the cool new comics, games and collectibles heading your way in the near future (specifically, in the next couple of months) is waiting for you in the pages of the newest issue of the Previews catalogue.

Featuring your first look at all the upcoming books from Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Viz, and more of today's premiere publishers of top pop adventures, Previews is your window into the future... no consultation with Nostradamus required! Look for your copy of Previews: May Issue when it arrives tomorrow at Curious Comics!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Avengers #10


The heroes of Canada's new Omega Flight task force think they're ready to face the dangers and challenges of a superpowered world... but when their latest mission takes them to a Garden Origin Site, will any of them escape to tell the tale? With the Avengers to back them up, the chances of their survival might just be slightly better than zero!

Fan-favourite artist Mike Deodato joins writer Jonathan Hickman for the introduction of the new Omega Flight in the latest stand-alone issue of the best-selling Avengers monthly series! Get your copy of Avengers #10 when it goes on sale at Curious Comics this coming Wednesday April 24!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Keep Calm, Don't Regenerate T-Shirt


Okay, so the Time Lords have decided to put an end to your wandering throughout time and space and imprison you on Earth for a while... or maybe accidental exposure to the deadly radiation of Metabelis III is catching up with you, and your formidable powers of recuperation have been taxed to the limit... or possibly you're racing against the clock to find an antidote for a particularly nasty case of spectrox toxaemia. This doesn't have to be the end. Take a deep breath... relax.. keep calm... don't regenerate!

Your favourite Gallifreyan busybody gets his own spin on the famous 'Keep Calm & Carry On' poster with this new must-have Doctor Who: Keep Calm, Don't Regenerate T-Shirt. Get yours at Curious Comics this coming Wednesday!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Free Comic Book Day: Smurfs Special

Free Comic Book Day is just two weeks away! That means free stuff, good times, great books... and if you're in Nanaimo, it also means the Second Annual Nanaimo Comic Book Show! Here'0s just one of the great free books you'll find waiting for you at Curious Comics on Saturday May 4:

The tiny Smurfs have long had to deal with the menace of the human wizazrd Gargamel... but what happens when the cranky conjurer finds himself the target of a monstrous bully even bigger than he is? With a hungry ogre putting Gargamel on his dinner menu, will the little blue guys leave him to his fate... or will the Smurfs step in and save their worst enemy from his just desserts?

Featuring everyone's favourite little blue dudes, the Free Comic Book Day: Smurfs Special is just one of the terrific books to keep an eye out for come Saturday May 4th. Don't miss out -- be sure to visit your local Curious Comics on Free Comic Book Day 2013!

Friday, April 19, 2013

The Art of Steve Ditko Hardcover (New Edition)


Illustrator Steve Ditko is best known as the co-creator of iconic Marvel Comics characters Spider-Man and Doctor Strange -- but if that's all you know, then you don't know Ditko. Featuring rare and long out-of-print stories showcasing the unmistakable Ditko at his most inventive and bizarre -- in addition to analysis and essays by his fellow creators -- The Art of Steve Ditko is your ticket for an unforgettable trip into the wild imagination of one of the most unusual and influential artists in the comics industry.

Look for your copy of the new edition of The Art of Steve Ditko Hardcover, on sale now at Curious Comics!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Smallville Season 11 Volume 1 TP


Over a record-breaking ten TV seasons, devoted viewers followed young Clark Kent's strange journey from Kansas farmboy to superpowered hero... but if you thought the story ended when the Last Son of Krypton repelled the invasion of Apokalips and flew off into the sunset, think again. With Batman, the Flash Supergirl, Doomsday and more on the horizon, Clark Kent's neverending battle is just beginning!

Return to the world of the TV series with the continuing adventures of Chloe, Oliver, Lex, Lois and all the other characters you've grown to love as Clark Kent of Smallville makes a new life for himself as Superman! Look for your copy of Smallville Season 11 Volume 1 TP, on sale now at Curious Comics!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

New Today at Curious Comics


Highlights of New Arrivals Expected at Curious Comics on Wednesday April 17:

Adventure Time #15
Age of Ultron #6 (of 10)
Art of Steve Ditko: New Ed HC
Astonishing X-Men #61
Avengers Premiere Vol. 1: Avengers World HC
Batwoman (2011-) #19
Black Beetle #3 (of 4) No Way Out
Cable and X-Force #7 Now
Captain America #6 Now
Conan the Barbarian #15
Daredevil #25
Dark Shadows: Year One #1
Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time #4 (of 12)
Doctor Who Vol. 3 #8
Dragon Age World of Thedas Vol. 1 HC
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe #1
Iron Man #8 Now
Justice League (2011-) #19
Kanokon Vol. 1: Coll Ed
Marvel Minimates Alpha Flight Box Sets
Metal Gear Rising Revengeance Play Arts Kai Raiden AF
Nightwing (2011-) #19
Savage Wolverine #4
Smallville Season 11 Vol. 1: The Guardian TP
Star Wars Darth Vader & Ninth Assassin #1 (of 5)
Star Wars Darth Vader & Ghost Prison HC
Star Wars Vaders Little Princess HC
Ultimate Comics Wolverine #3 (of 4)
Wolverine and the X-Men #27AU
Wonder Woman (2011-) #19
X-Men: Legacy #9


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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Dark Shadows: Year One #1


One all-consuming desire, thwarted and turned poisonous... one act of vengeance destined to claim innocent victims for centuries to come... one dreadful curse casting its awful dark shadow across a house, a family, and an entire town. These are the strange events that combined to doom Barnabas Collins to an unholy immortal lifetime of bloodlust -- these are the Dark Shadows!

Discover the true story behind the most enduring gothic horror series in television history as writer Marc Andreyko and artist Guiu Vilanova team up to brush away the cobwebs, dispel the ancient gloom and cast a little light on the origins of the classic Dark Shadows! Look for Dark Shadows: Year One #1 when it goes on sale tomorrow at Curious Comics!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Marvel Minimates: Alpha Flight Box Sets
















They are the first line of defense for the True North, tasked with keeping Canada strong and free. They are Alpha Flight, and since they first saw action in 1979, they have proven to be one of Marvel Comics' most enduringly popular super-teams. And now, with the release of two new sets of Marvel Minimates, these guardians stand ready to join the ranks of your action figure collection!

Featuring all the classic characters you know and love -- including Guardian, Puck, Northstar, Marrina, Snowbird, Shaman, Sasquatch and Aurora -- both sets come with additional parts you can use to customize your own little super-team of Canuckleheads. Look for your own Marvel Minimates: Alpha Flight Box Sets 1 & 2 when they arrive at Curious Comics this coming Wednesday!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Free Comic Book Day: Bongo Comics Free-For-All Special


Free Comic Book Day is just one month away! That means free stuff, good times, great books... and if you're in Nanaimo, it also means the Second Annual Nanimo Comic Book Show! If you're an aspiring conventioneer, click here and email us for info on booking a dealer table!

He's nice to all the teachers, polite to all his classmates, respectful of his elders... and his name is Bart Simpson?! When Bart starts to show evidence of bizarre, uncharacteristic behaviour -- like being helpful, good-natured and cheerful -- his sister Lisa, Principal Skinner, and Mrs. Krabappel all smell a rat. But what can the pint-sized terror of Springfield Elementary gain by being so gosh-darned pleasant?

Featuring Bart, Lisa, Homer and the rest of the gang from The Simpsons, the Free Comic Book Day: Bongo Comics Free-For-All Special is just one of the great books to keep an eye out for come Saturday May 4th. Don't miss out -- be sure to visit your local Curious Comics on Free Comic Book Day 2013!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Nanaimo Comic Book Show


The once-a-year swagapalooza known as Free Comic Book Day is an unmissable event for comic fans all over North America and beyond... but anyone living within commuting distance of Nanaimo is in for a double helping of collectible goodness, because the annual Nanaimo Comic Book Show is happening on the same day! This year, after picking out your FCBD stuff, you can peruse thousands of rare vintage comics and hard-to-find recent books offered by local collectors and vendors -- but that's not all. This is also your chance to meet Vancouver Island's own Dan Schoening, the talented artist behind IDW's hit Ghostbusters monthly series. Dan will be in attendance at the show from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM to meet and greet and sign your Ghostbusters comics... so don't miss out!

Come for Free Comic Book Day... stay for the second annual Nanaimo Comic Book Show! Ask a friendly Curious Comics staff member for more information.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Tiger & Bunny Volume 1 TP


In Sternbild City, superheroes are a big commodity -- battling crime, saving lives, and working hard to earn the backing of a big-name company as they climb the ranks of the city's top do-gooders on must-see reality show Hero TV. When veteran hero Kotetsu Kaburagi -- a.k.a. Wild Tiger -- starts to slip in the ratings, his sponsors pair him up with newbie Barnaby Brooks Jr... because everyone loves an odd-couple team-up, right? Everyone except Kotetsu and Barnaby!

The hit anime series comes to your bookshelf as a new manga adaptation! Look for Tiger & Bunny Volume 1 TP, on sale now at Curious Comics!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Avenging Spider-Man #19


Something is stalking the sleeping Peter Parker... something that lurks in his dreams, preying on his helpless dream-self while his body slumbers. Something else is stalking Peter in the real world, looking to stop the forces that have invaded Parker's nightmares from spilling over into daylight. Fighting super-villains is one thing... but what can Spidey do to defend the world against the stuff his nightmares are made of?

A fan-favourite character from the 1990s returns to confront the new and improved webheaded wallcrawler as Sleepwalker confronts the Superior Spider-Man! Look for your copy of Avenging Spider-Man #19 while they last at Curious Comics!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

New Today at Curious Comics


Highlights of New Arrivals Expected at Curious Comics on Wednesday April 10:

Adventure Time: Fionna & Cake #4 (of 6) Main Cvrs
Age of Ultron #5 (of 10)
Avengers Assemble #14 AU Now
Avengers #9 Now
Avenging Spider-Man #19
Batgirl (2011-) #19
Batman (2011-) #19
Batman and Robin (2011-) #19
Batman Lil Gotham #1
Bravest Warriors #7 Main Cvrs
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 Freefall #20
Dungeons & Dragons Cutter #1 (of 5)
Fantastic Four #6 Now
Green Lantern Corps #19
Hawkeye #9
Kiss Solo: The Demon #1
Secret Service #6
Thor: God of Thunder #7
Ultimate Comics: Ultimates #23
Ultron #1 AU
Uncanny Avengers #6
Uncanny X-Men #4
Walking Dead #109
Wolverine #2
X-Treme X-Men #13

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Batman: Lil Gotham #1


Cutesy-pie crooks! Adorable little nogoodniks! Wee little wackos! Batman and Robin have faced a lot of nutty opponents in their time, but they've never seen anything quite like this! The cuddliest collection of rogues to ever plague Gotham City hits the page in this must-read super-deformed style re-imagining of the Caped Crusader's grim world.

Look for your copy of Batman: Lil Gotham #1 - collecting the first part of the hit all-ages digital series - when it goes on sale tomorrow at Curious Comics!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Ghostbusters Silicone Trays

Have spooks taken up residence in your kitchen? Pots and pans rattling in the cupboards by themselves? Knives and forks clashing away in the drawers? No? Well, then maybe you can attract a few culinary-minded spectres to your kitchen with some of these new Ghostbusters-themed cooking implements!

Perfect for whipping up spooky gelatin, creepy chocolates or any manner of ectoplasmic treats, look for these Ghostbusters Silicone Trays -- available in two versions, one featuring the Ghostbusters Logo and the other with the unforgettable poltergeist Slimer -- when they arrive at Curious Comics on Wednesday April 10!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Free Comic Book Day Spotlight: It's An Ugly Doll Comic & Other Stuff


Free Comic Book Day is just one month away! That means free stuff, good times, great books... and if you're in Nanaimo, it also means the Second Annual Nanimo Comic Book Show! If you're an aspiring conventioneer, click here and email us for info on booking a dealer table!

OX, Wage, Babo, Ice-Bat and more of their weird and wonderful pals are off on their first-ever comic book adventure -- and you're invited! Featuring the Uglies and all-new stories from Hello Kitty, Mameshiba, and the upcoming Pokemon Pocket Comics, the Free Comic Book Day: It's An Ugly Doll Comic & Other Stuff Special is just one of the great books to keep an eye out for come Saturday May 4th. Don't miss out -- be sure to visit your local Curious Comics on Free Comic Book Day 2013!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Sailor Moon Manga Volume 10


Mamoru, Chibiusa and Usagi face their greatest challenge yet as Zirconia and the Dead Moon Circus redouble their efforts to free their Queen and conquer Earth! But even with help from the recently discovered Outer Senshi, can the Sailor Guardians stop Nehelenia before she remakes the world into a living nightmare?

One of the most controversial story arcs in the entire Sailor Moon saga hurtles toward its climax! Look for your copy of the best-selling Sailor Moon Manga Volume 10 -- featuring a new translation, right-to-left presentation and detailed story notes -- out now at Curious Comics!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Battle Angel Alita: Last Order Omnibus Volume 1


In the future, a gleaming city inhabited by wealthy and priveleged citizens floats in safety among the clouds... while far below on the ground, desperate scavengers scratch out a meagre living in the gigantic pile of trash ejected by the unreachable metropolis. It is here that one cast off cyborg -- her body shattered, her memory in pieces -- will be discovered by one who has the ability to put her back together again... and set in motion a chain of events that will rock both the Scrapyard and the floating city to their very cores!

The best-selling science fiction phenomenon gets collected in an oversized budget-friendly softcover! Look for your copy of Battle Angel Alita: Last Order Omnibus Volume 1 TP -- featuring almost 700 pages of classic cyberpunk manga, including two new stories never before seen by English readers -- on sale now at Curious Comics!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

New Today at Curious Comics


Highlights of New Arrivals Expected at Curious Comics on Wednesday April 3:

ABE SAPIEN DARK & TERRIBLE #1 (OF 3)
ACTION COMICS #19
AGE OF APOCALYPSE #14 (XT)
AGE OF ULTRON #4 (OF 10)
ALL NEW X-MEN NOW #10
AME COMI GIRLS #2
ANIMAL MAN #19
AVENGERS VS X-MEN TP VS
BATMAN DETECTIVE TP VOL 01 FACES OF DEATH
BATWING #19
BLEACH TP VOL 56
DARK TOWER GUNSLINGER EVIL GROUND #1
DEADPOOL NOW #7
DETECTIVE COMICS #19
DIAL H #11
DOCTOR WHO CHARACTER ENCYCLOPEDIA HC
DR WHO MAGAZINE #458
EARTH 2 #11
FAIREST #14 (MR)
GI JOE SPECIAL MISSIONS #2
GODZILLA HALF CENTURY WAR #5 (OF 5)
GREAT PACIFIC #6 (MR)
GREEN ARROW #19
GREEN LANTERN #19 (WRATH)
HARBINGER WARS (VU) #1 (OF 4)
INDESTRUCTIBLE NOW HULK #6
LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #7
LOCKE & KEY OMEGA #4 (OF 7)
MASKS #5
MISS FURY #1
PHANTOM STRANGER #7
SAILOR MOON TP KODANSHA ED VOL 10
SHADOWMAN (VU) #6
SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 #12
SPAWN #230
STAR WARS DARK TIMES FIRE CARRIER #3
STORMWATCH #19
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN NOW #7
SWAMP THING #19
THANOS RISING NOW #1 (OF 5)
TRANSFORMERS SPOTLIGHT TRAILCUTTER #1
ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #25
VENOM #33
WINTER SOLDIER #17
WORLDS FINEST #11


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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Indestructible Hulk #6


The Frost Giants have discovered a way to escape Jotunheim and invade Midgard, and only one powerhouse of a hero can turn them aside -- the Mighty... umm, Hulk? Bruce Banner and his team travel to Asgard in defense of Earth... but can even the Indestructible Hulk turn aside the icy fury of the Frost Giants without a little help from the Odinson?

The one and only Walt Simonson returns to illustrate the Mighty Thor as he joins writer Mark Waid in delivering some Gamma-irradiated mayhem to Asgard! If you read just one comic this week... make it this one! Look for Indestructible Hulk #6 -- a perfect jumping-on point for new readers -- when it arrives at Curious Comics this Wednesday!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Thanos Rising #1


The Cosmic Cube. The Infinity Gauntlet. The Annihilation War. Over the years, the mad Titan Thanos has proven himself to be one of the most dangerous forces in the universe... but where did his career of cosmic carnage begin? How did an innocent child of Eternals grow up to worship the physical embodiment of Death... and where will his dark path ultimately take him?

One of the greatest supervillains in Marvel Comics claims his own title as Thanos leaps into the spotlight! Stay one step ahead of the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy movie as well as the next Avengers movie -- not to mention Marvel Comics' next big event -- with the untold story of Thanos' descent into evil. Get your copy of Thanos Rising #1 when it arrives at Curious Comics this coming Wednesday April 3!

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