Friday, May 31, 2013

The Punisher: Enter the War Zone TP

Over the years, Frank Castle's single-minded mission to punish the guilty has frequently drawn opposition from the police, the FBI, and the superpowered crowd... but never quite like this. As Spider-Man, Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Wolverine and more line up against him, The Punisher finds himself in the fight of his life against some of the most powerful superheroes in the Marvel Universe -- a fight that could end Frank's career as a vigilante for good!

Best-selling writer Greg Rucka delivers a gritty epic no Punisher fan can do without! Look for your own copy of The Punisher: Enter the War Zone TP, out now at Curious Comics!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Sailor Moon Manga Volume 11 TP

In her secret identity as the super-powered champion of justice known as Sailor Moon, Tokyo teenager Usagi Tsukino has survived the worst the Negaverse and the Dead Moon Circus had to offer... but how is she going to handle daily life after she is forced to say goodbye to the two people closest to her heart? As Mamoru leaves Japan to study abroad and Chibi-Usa travels back to her own time period, can Usagi find the inner strength to carry on without them?

The worldwide best-selling manga series continues! Featuring a new translation, Japanese-style right-to-left presentation and detailed story notes, look for your copy of Naoko Takeuchi's Sailor Moon Manga Volume 11 TP - out now at Curious Comics!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

New Today at Curious Comics


Highlights of New Arrivals Expected at Curious Comics on Wednesday May 29:

Adventure Time Annual #1
Adventures of Superman #1
Angel & Faith #22
Archie #644
Avenging Spider-Man #21
Batman: The Dark Knight (2011-) Annual #1
Captain America #7 Now
Catwoman (2011-) Annual #1
Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time #5 (of 12)
Earth 2 (2012-) Annual #1
Futurama Comics #67
Indestructible Hulk #8 Now
Justice League of America (2013-) #4
King Conan Hour of the Dragon #1 (of 6)
My Little Pony: Micro Series #4 (of 6) Fluttershy
New Avengers #6 Now
Savage Wolverine #5
The Simpsons Summer Shindig #7
Smallville Season 11 Special Special #1
Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye Ongoing #17
Transformers: Prime Beast Hunters #1
The Wake #1 (of 10) (MR)
Wolverine and the X-Men #30
X-Men #1 Now
Previews #1690


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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Batman: The Dark Knight Annual #1

The Scarecrow - malevolent master of all things macabre. The Penguin - ruthless veteran of Gotham City's cutthroat criminal underworld. The Mad Hatter - brilliant, unstable, and completely unpredictable. On their own, any one of these colourful creeps would pose a challenge for the Dark Knight Detective... together, they just might be able to end the career of their hated adversary!

Packed with triple the recommended dose of super-villains, this self-contained story is the perfect place for readers to catch up on the continuing adventures of the caped crusader! Look for your own copy of Batman: The Dark Knight Annual #1 when it goes on sale tomorrow at Curious Comics!

Monday, May 27, 2013

King Conan: Hour of the Dragon #1

Conan has battled and overcome countless threats since he first embarked upon his long journey out of Cimmeria so many years ago... but now he faces an unliving menace as powerful as any of the ancient magic-users of ages past. Beaten, bloody, deposed and on the run, can King Conan defy the odds one more time and reclaim his usurped crown... or will his kingdom of Aquilonia fall to the ghastly undead power of the resurrected sorcerer Xaltotun?

Conan maestro Timothy Truman teams up with fantasy artist Tom Giorello for an unmissable sword & sorcery epic! Look for your copy of King Conan: Hour of the Dragon #1 when it arrives at Curious Comics this coming Wednesday May 29!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

X-Men #1

An orphaned baby who could hold the key to a cosmic mystery. The unexpected return of an embittered enemy. An ancient intergalactic war pitting brother against sister... and an impending alien invasion that could threaten to extinguish all life on Earth. These are the events that draw together six of the most experienced champions of Charles Xavier's dream of a brighter future... to protect the innocent, save the planet and write an unforgettable new chapter in the history of the X-Men!

Best-selling writer Brian Wood (DMZ, The Massive) joins forces with artist Olivier Coipel (Avengers vs X-Men, Thor) for an unmissable new ongoing series! Don't be left out - reserve your copy of X-Men #1 before it hits the shelves at Curious Comics this coming Wednesday May 29!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

DC Comics Harley Quinn & Joker Face Mugs

The deranged darling of Gotham City's crime community is headed for your kitchen cupboard... and she's bringing her pasty-faced boyfriend along for the ride! Harley Quinn has gone from a small role as a backup character in the 1990s Batman: The Animated Series to claim her own slice of devoted DC fandom, appearing prominently in series like the New 52's Suicide Squad and the best-selling Arkham Asylum family of video games... and of course, Harley's paramour and the Dark Knight's greatest adversary, the infamous Clown Prince of Crime, needs no introduction. Now these two gleeful goons can bring a few extra jitters to your morning dose of java with these two stylish coffee mugs.

Look for your own DC Comics Harley Quinn and Joker Face Mugs when they arrive at Curious Comics this coming Wednesday May 29!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Godzilla: The Half-Century War TP

From the devastated streets of Tokyo to the icy wastes of Antarctica, from the turbulent countryside of Ghana to the war-torn jungles of Vietnam, Lieutenant Ota Murakami has devoted five decades of his life to bringing the uncontrollable menace of the King of the Monsters to an end... once and for all!

From star indie writer/artist James Stokoe - creator of the underground hit Orc Stain - comes what may well be the greatest Godzilla comic story ever published! Judge the evidence for yourself... look for Godzilla: The Half Century War TP, out now at Curious Comics!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Jun Kazama & Kazuya Mishima Action Figures

A pair of supremely skilled martial arts fighters - briefly drawn together by fate - are immortalized in the latest release from Play Arts Kai! Jun Kazama (doomed to a future as the fearsome boss called Unknown) and Kazuya Mishima (destined to surrender to the malevolent Devil Gene and become the Devil Kazuya) occupy starring roles in the Tekken mythos... and together, they are about to claim centre stage on your toy shelf!

Boasting 26 points of articulation, eye-popping game-accurate details and stands allowing for display in a variety of action poses, these awesome new Tekken figures are guaranteed to please any fan of the best-selling series of video games. Look for your Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Jun Kazama & Kazuya Mishima Action Figures, out now at Curious Comics!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

New Today at Curious Comics

Highlights of New Arrivals Expected at Curious Comics on Wednesday May 22:

Adventure Time #16 Main Cvrs
Adventure Time: Fionna & Cake #5 (of 6) Main Cvrs
Akaneiro #1 (of 3)
Aquaman (2011-) #20
Avengers #12 Now
Batman Incorporated (2012-) #11
Batman: The Dark Knight (2011-) #20
Bounce #1 (MR)
Daredevil #26
Deadpool #10 Now
Doctor Who Vol. 3 #9
Durarara Saika Vol. 2 TP
Fantastic Four #8 Now
The Flash (2011-) #20
Flash Gordon: Zeitgeist Vol. 1 TP
Ghostbusters (2013-) #4
Green Lantern (2011-) #20
Journey Into Mystery #652 Now
Justice League (2011-) #20
Kingdom Hearts Final Mix Vol. 1
Kingdom Hearts Final Mix Vol. 2
Occupy Comics #1
Red Sonja #75 Rubi Cvr
Superior Spider-Man #10 Now
Superman (2011-) #20
Teen Titans (2011-) #20
Ultimate Comics Wolverine #4 (of 4)
Uncanny Avengers #8AU Now
Uncanny X-Men #6 Now
Young Avengers #5 Now


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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Superman #20

Superman finds himself going toe-to-toe with the mysterious New God called Orion as Hector Hammond - the malevolent psi-powered madman from the pages of Green Lantern - zeroes in on Metropolis and the Man of Steel! Sure, Clark could match his physical strength against some of the toughest beings of the New 52... but is there anything he can do to save his city from an approaching Psi War?

Look for your copy of Superman #20, out tomorrow at Curious Comics!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Superior Spider-Man #10

Peter Parker's greatest adversary returns to face off against the webheaded wallcrawler once again... but after the incredible events of the past few months, the new Superior Spider-Man isn't exactly the opponent the Green Goblin expects to find. Will the Goblin be able to deduce the new Spidey's startling secret? Not if he can't find him, he won't!

If you've been left behind by the surprising new adventures of the reborn Spider-Man, then you're in luck - here comes a self-contained issue offering a great jumping-on point for new readers! Look for your copy of Superior Spider-Man #10 when it arrives at Curious Comics this coming Wednesday May 22!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix Manga Volumes 1 & 2

When the shadowy monsters known as the Heartless descend upon the peaceful Destiny Islands, young Sora is cast adrift and cut off from everything he knows. But hope is not yet lost. Claiming the mysterious Keyblade, Sora forges an alliance with Court Wizard Donald and Captain Goofy - and together, these three will cross worlds and face epic villains in their search for the missing King Mickey of Castle Disney, Sora's lost friends and a way to stop the Heartless for good!

Unavailable to fans for far too long, the best-selling manga adaptation of the adored Kingdom Hearts video games is about to return to your bookshelf! Get the first two volumes of Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix when they arrive at Curious Comics on Wednesday May 22!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Occupy Comics #1

The big shots on Wall Street might have wanted you to think the Occupy movement was in the process of fading away... but that would be wrong. Legendary writer and vocal Occupy supporter Alan Moore headlines an incredible lineup of some of the most influential comics creators in the business - including illustrator David Lloyd, Walking Dead penciller Charlie Adlard, Madman's irrepressible Mike Allred, Pulitzer Prize winner Art Spiegelman and more - to hash out the philosophy, ideals and goals of the worldwide movement that has captured the imaginations and hopes of a generation. Even better, all profit goes to support Occupy-related causes!

Get your copy of Occupy Comics #1 when it arrives at Curious Comics on Wednesday May 22!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Indestructible Hulk Hardcover Volume 1

Once, he was at the top of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Most Wanted list... now he's up for their Employee of the Month! The story of the gamma-irradiated superpowered juggernaut known as the Hulk takes a strange new turn when the Jade Giant signs up for a tour of duty as the newest Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.! From the darkest depths of the ocean to the mysterious Bannertown U.S.A., the freshly government-approved Hulk is kicking supervillain butt and chewing radioactive bubblegum... and he's all out of plutonium!

If you haven't been reading the adventures of the not-so-Jolly Green Giant since Mark Waid and Leinil Yu took over, you have been missing out on one of the best superhero comics to hit the shelves in ages. Catch up on the adventure - get your copy of Indestructible Hulk Hardcover Volume 1, available now at Curious Comics!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Pathfinder Hardcover Volume 1: Dark Waters Rising

In his adventures across the wild and dangerous world of Galerion, the battle-hardened fighter Valeros has learned that the only thing he can rely upon to see him safely through the chaos of the countryside is his own skill with a sword... that, and the backup provided by his close-knit band of friends and fellow adventurers, of course. Together, Valeros and his companions comprise a team capable of dealing with nearly anything the hazards of Golarion can throw at them... but as a mysterious player moves to unite the scattered goblin tribes of Varisia - forging the vicious little monsters into a cohesive force capable of overwhelming any opposition - even these heroes may find themselves outmatched!

Featuring an exclusive bonus story in addition to the first six chapters of the comic book series and more than thrity pages of supplementary material for RPG players - including ready-made encounters, characters and hidden details on the world of Golarion -  the Pathfinder Hardcover Volume 1: Dark Waters Rising is an epic fantasy adventure no sword & sorcery fan should be without. Look for your own copy on sale now at Curious Comics!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

New Today at Curious Comics

Highlights of New Arrivals Expected at Curious Comics on Wednesday May 15:

Adventure Time Marceline & the Scream Queens Vol. 1 TP
Adventure Time Original Vol. 1: Playing Fire
Age of Ultron #8 (of 10)
Avengers Enemy Within #1
Batgirl (2011-) #20
Battlestar Galactica #1 (MR)
Batwoman (2011-) #20
Birds of Prey (2011-) #20
Comic Book Creator #1
Conan the Barbarian #16
Dream Merchant #1 (of 6) (MR)
Dream Thief #1 (of 5)
Edgar Allan Poes Fall of the House of Usher #1 (of 2)
FF #7 Now
Indestructible Hulk Premiere Vol. 1: Agent of Shield Now HC
Iron Man #10 Now
Mega Man Vol. 5: Rock of Ages TP
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic Vol. 1 TP
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic #7
Nova #4 Now
The Shadow #13
Sonic Universe #52 Reg Cvr
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #23
Wolverine and the X-Men #29
Wolverine Max #7 (MR)

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man #23

In the aftermath of Spider-Man's deadly confrontation with the new Venom, Miles Morales has lost his taste for the life of a part-time adventurer -- and decides to quit the superhero life for good. Yet as Miles walks away, fresh heroes step up to meet the challenge of protecting New York... but can even the new Ultimate versions of Power Pack and Cloak & Dagger make up for one missing wallcrawler?

Don't miss an issue of this series-defining arc -- look for the first chapter of 'Spider-Man No More' in Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man #23, on sale tomorrow at Curious Comics!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Adventure Time POP Vinyl Figures

The guys from Adventure Time have taken over your closet... invaded your comic collection... commandeered your iPad... and now they are coming to claim some space on your toy shelf! This week, Funko's POP line of urban vinyl collectibles comes to the Land of Ooo with a new series of Adventure Time figures. Featuring all the characters you've come to know and love - including Finn, Jake, Lumpy Space Princess, Marceline the Vampire Queen, and the fearsome Ice King - the sheer awesomeness of this series of figures speaks for itself!

You weren't planning on spending that paycheck on anything constructive like rent or food, were you? I didn't think so! Look for all these Adventure Time POP Vinyl Figures when they arrive at Curious Comics on Wednesday May 15!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Futurama 10" Plushes

Prepare yourselves, pop culture collectors of Earth -- a brand-new series of Futurama 10" Plushes is headed your way! Featuring the seemingly spineless Lieutenant Kif Kroker (long-suffering flunky of astro-dimwit Captain Zapp Brannigan), the semi-belligerent alien Morbo (cranky co-anchor of Earth's evening newscast), and the mesmerizing Hypnotoad (adored star of the irresistable sitcom Everybody Loves Hypnotoad), these squishy collectibles are guaranteed to add a little awesome to your boring old laboratory, rocketship, or interplanetary package delivery company HQ.

Get your Futurama 10" Plushes at Curious Comics this Wednesday May 15 ... and tell 'em the Hypnotoad sent you!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Star Trek The Next Generation Communicator Badge

One of the most sought-after Star Trek collectibles of all time is getting a completely new top-quality release! Painstakingly recreated from the original TV prop molds and carefully colour-matched to screen-used examples from the Star Trek costume department, there will never be a more faithful reproduction of The Next Generation Communicator Badge. This badge even comes with powerful magnets set into the backplate, allowing fans to wear this piece of science fiction history without risk of any pins puncturing a favourite jacket, shirt or Starfleet-issue duty uniform.

Make it so, Number One! Look for your iconic Star Trek The Next Generation Communicator Badge (in addition to our wide selection of other fine Star Trek books & collectibles) when it goes on sale at Curious Comics this coming Wednesday May 15!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Dr Who Talking Cyberman Plushies

Relentless in pursuit of conquest. Unstoppable in their tireless march across the stars. Merciless in their determination to 'upgrade' humanity. And surprisingly cuddly, too!

As cute as they are squishy, these collectible 9" Talking Cybermen Plushies are just what the Doctor ordered. Like upgrading, purchase is compulsory! Get yours now at Curious Comics!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Spider-Men Volume 1 TP

One of them climbs walls, swings above the streets of New York on webs and catches thieves just like flies... and the other is your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man! In this unmissable crossover event, Peter Parker is launched across time and space to find himself stranded in a new reality... a world where he died as a young crimefighter, and another brave superpowered teenager stepped up to take his place.

If the first meeting between the Ultimate and 616 Marvel Universes doesn't deserve a spot on your bookshelf, then what does? Look for Spider-Men Volume 1 TP - collecting the entire miniseries by Brian Michael Bendis & Sara Pichelli - on sale now at Curious Comics!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

New Today at Curious Comics


Highlights of New Arrivals Expected at Curious Comics on Wednesday May 8:

Astonishing X-Men #62
Avengers #11 Now
Batman (2011-) #20
Batman and Robin (2011-) #20
Bravest Warriors #8
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 Freefall #21
Chin Music #1
Justice League of America (2013-) #3
Mega Man #25
Secret Avengers #4 Now
Smallville Season 11 #13
Star Wars #5
Thor: God of Thunder #8 Now
Ultimate Comics Ultimates #24
Uncanny Avengers #8
Uncanny X-Force #4 Now
The Walking Dead #110 (MR)
Wolverine #3 Now


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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Mega Man #25

Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man may be unstoppable in their own worlds... but now that they've been set against each other, neither one has ever faced a more powerful opponent! Can these two heroes figure out what's really going on before the sinister alliance of Doctor Eggman and Doctor Wily completes their master plan?

The summer's history-making story event continues! Get the next chapter of the Worlds Collide Sega/Capcom crossover in Mega Man #25, out tomorrow at Curious Comics!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Wolverine #3

Faced with an opponent he can't even see - never mind hack or slash with his trademark adamantium claws - Wolverine is forced to seek help from the untested source of Nick Fury Jr., Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. But after the Watcher shows up, Wolverine realizes that the outcome of this tussle might be even more important than he thought...!

Look for Wolverine #3 by Paul Cornell & Alan Davis, on sale this coming Wednesday May 8 at Curious Comics!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Batman: Death by Design TP

Gotham City's ambitious urban renewal project -- featuring prestigious architects competing to redesign the city's baroque skyline -- promises to usher in a new golden age for the citizens of the crumbling metropolis... but someone doesn't want the project to go forward, and is willing to go to extreme lengths to stop it. As malfunctions, glitches, catastrophes and explosions threaten to bring the whole initiative to a grinding halt, the detective skills of the city's most famous urban legend will be put to the test as Batman scrambles to solve this bizarre mystery -- and save Gotham from death by deconstruction!

Look for your copy of Batman: Death by Design TP by Chip Kidd & Dave Taylor when it arrives at Curious Comics this coming Wednesday May 8!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

It's Free Comic Book Day!

What are you doing reading this? It's Free Comic Book Day! Get to your friendly neighbourhood Curious Comics (that would be your choice of 631 Johnson Street in Victoria, 844 Goldstream in Langford, or Country Club Centre in Nanaimo) and stock up on awesome free comic books while they last!

Plus - comic fans up-island won't want to miss out on the Nanaimo Comic Show, happening right next to Curious Comics in the Country Club Centre. Check out thousands of hard-to-find vintage comics, and get your books signed by special guests Dan 'Ghostbusters' Schoening and Nevin 'Calavera' Arnold!

See you there!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Free Comic Book Day: Star Wars Special

Free Comic Book Day is just one day 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:

One of them is a Dark Lord of the Sith, and the Emperor's right hand man... the other is a living relic of the Clone Wars, and the most dangerous bounty hunter in the galaxy. Though they share much of the same history, these two are hardly best pals. What could possibly push Darth Vader and Boba Fett together on the same mission... and, more importantly, can Free Comic Book Day survive the experience?

With back-up stories featuring the characters of Avatar: The Last Airbender and Captain Midnight, you can bet the Force is strong with this one! Look for your copy of the Free Comic Book Day: Star Wars Special at your local Curious Comics on Satuday May 4th!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Free Comic Book Day: The Tick Special

Free Comic Book Day is just two 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:
Free from the cumbersome burden of an unnecessary intellect, the ludicrously powerful hero known only as The Tick has dedicated his life to keeping the streets of his City safe from nefarious supervillains, man-eating bovines and various assorted mayhem of all descriptions. But can even this mighty monument to two-fisted justice defend the surface world from a sudden invasion from the bottom of the sea? You bet your beach ball he can! SPOON!

The Tick brings his special brand of funnybook lunacy to Free Comic Book Day 2013 with this unmissable full-colour special! Don't miss out - make sure you get to your local Curious Comics on Satuday May 4th to claim your Free Comic Book Day: The Tick Special!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

New Today at Curious Comics


Highlights of New Arrivals Expected at Curious Comics on Wednesday May 1:

Action Comics (2011-) #20
Age of Ultron #7 (of 10)
All-New X-Men #11 Now
Detective Comics (2011-) #20
Earth 2 (2012-) #12
Get Jiro TP (MR)
Green Arrow (2011-) #20
Hawkeye #10
Iron Man #258.1
Iron Man #9 Now
Iron Man Coming of Melter #1
Superior Spider-Man #9 Now
Thanos Rising #2 (of 5) Now
Ultimate Comics X-Men #26
Winter Soldier #18
Worlds' Finest (2012-) #12


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