Saturday, May 31, 2014

Rise of the Magi #1

The barriers between the magically charged plane of Rune and the mundane world we know as Earth are breaking down. Ancient eldritch horrors have begun creeping into this reality... but the connection goes both ways, and the worst this planet has to offer is finding its way into Rune. At the center of this brewing cosmic disaster is an enchanted frog, a petty thief and a common man from the world of magic - and as unlikely as it sounds, they may be the only chance either reality has of surviving!

Bring a little variety into your monthly comic reading with an epic new fantasy adventure from writer Marc Silvestri and artist Sumeyye Kesgin! Look for your copy of Rise of the Magi #1, out Wednesday June 4 at Curious Comics!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Batman 66 Meets The Green Hornet #1

Holy sticky situations, Batman! Just as the Joker swings back into town with big plans for kooky shenanigans, a very different General Gumm appears on the scene with a nasty scheme up his gluey sleeve. When things get this bad, even the Caped Crusader needs to rely on a little super-heroic help... which can only mean Batman and Robin are headed for another team-up with the Green Hornet and Kato!

Tune in next week, adventure fans! It's double the dynamic duos as writer Kevin Smith delivers Batman 66 Meets the Green Hornet #1, out Wednesday June 4 at Curious Comics!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Green Arrow #32

His name is Richard Dragon - and he is one of the most dangerous men on Earth. With his group of Longbow Hunters behind him, this ruthless crime lord and deadly martial arts expert has plans to bring the city of Seattle to its knees... right after he finishes dismantling Green Arrow's life piece by piece!

You already watch Arrow on TV - now you can catch up with the comic book adventures of Oliver Queen as writer Jeff Lemire kicks off a new story arc! Look for your copy of Green Arrow #32, out Wednesday June 4 at Curious Comics!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

New Today at Curious Comics

Highlights of New Arrivals expected at Curious Comics on Wednesday May 28:

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #13
ALL NEW INVADERS #5
ALL STAR WESTERN #31
AQUAMAN #31
AVENGERS #30 SIN
BART SIMPSON COMICS #90
BATMAN #31 (ZERO YEAR)
BATMAN ETERNAL #8
C.O.W.L. #1 (MR)
CATWOMAN #31
CHEW / REVIVAL #1 (MR)
CONAN THE AVENGER #2
CROSSED BADLANDS #54 (MR)
DEAD BODY ROAD #6 (OF 6) (MR)
DEAD BOY DETECTIVES #6
DEADLY CLASS #5 (MR)
DEADPOOL #29 SIN
DOCTOR SPEKTOR #1
ELFQUEST FINAL QUEST #3
FANTASTIC FOUR #5
FLASH #31
FUTURAMA COMICS #71
GIANT SIZE SPIDER-MAN #1
GOD IS DEAD #13 (MR)
GODZILLA RULERS OF THE EARTH #12
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #15
HALO ESCALATION #6
HE MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #13
INHUMAN #2 ANMN
INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR TWO #5
IRON MAN #26
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #31
KING CONAN CONQUEROR #4 (OF 6)
LARFLEEZE #11
LEGEND OF OZ THE WICKED WEST ONGOING #18
MARVELS GUARDIANS OF GALAXY PRELUDE #2 (OF 2)
MASS EFFECT FOUNDATION #11
MASSIVE #23
MEGA MAN #37 REG CVR
MIGHTY AVENGERS #10 SIN
MS MARVEL #4
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #19
NEW 52 FUTURES END #4
NIGHTWING #30 (EVIL)
PEANUTS VOL 2 #18
RED LANTERNS #31
ROVER RED CHARLIE #6 (OF 6) (MR)
SAMURAI JACK #8
SANDMAN OVERTURE #2 SPECIAL EDITION (MR)
SECRET ORIGINS #2
SERENITY LEAVES ON THE WIND #5 (OF 6)
SEX #13 (MR)
SOUTHERN BASTARDS #2 (MR)
STAR TREK ONGOING #33
STAR WARS #8 (OF 8) LUCAS DRAFT


STAR WARS LEGACY II #15
STAR WARS REBEL HEIST #2 (OF 4)
SUICIDE SQUAD #30 (EVIL)
SUPERMAN #31 (DOOMED)
THANOS ANNUAL #1
THIEF OF THIEVES #21 (MR)
THUNDERBOLTS #26
TOMB RAIDER #4
TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE #29
TREES #1 (MR)
UNCANNY AVENGERS #20
WINTER SOLDIER BITTER MARCH #4 (OF 5)
WOLVERINE #7
X-FILES SEASON 10 #12

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

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Ms Marvel #4

Kamala Khan was an ordinary teenager trying to figure out where she fit in the world - until amazing super-powers landed on her shoulders. Now she's got a new name, a new costume, and her eyes set on adventure in the Marvel Universe... but the mysterious secret behind her new powers just might derail her dreams before she can make them come true!

Jump on board for the continuing adventures of Marvel's newest super-hero with Ms Marvel #4, out tomorrow at Curious Comics!

Monday, May 26, 2014

C.O.W.L. #1

Costumed crimefighting has got to be one of the most dangerous pastimes on Earth - so it was only a matter of time before a few caped crusaders got together and formed the first super-hero labour union. Unfortunately for its members, mayhem, scandal, and investigations into corruption have seriously damaged the once-bulletproof reputation of the union. Can the struggle against the last of the great super-villains help redeem the good name of the Chicago Organized Workers League... or will this be C.O.W.L.'s final hour?

The superhero genre comes down to Earth with a new series from Image Comics! Look for C.O.W.L. #1, out Wednesday May 28 at Curious Comics!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Giant Size Spider-Man #1

Before the Sinister Six... before battles with alien symbotes... before conflict with the Green Goblin changed his life forever... a young man coming to terms with amazing new ablities had to learn that with great power comes great responsibility!

Featuring encounters with the Sandman, the Vulture and Doctor Octopus, this is your chance to take a trip back in time for four untold adventures of Peter Parker's early days! Look for your copy of Giant Size Spider-Man #1, out Wednesday May 28 at Curious Comics!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Secret Origins #2

A son of two worlds, heir to the undersea kingdom of Atlantis. A daughter of an alien planet, sold into slavery and stranded on Earth. A boy orphaned by an act of brutal violence, whose vow for revenge would change the face of Gotham City. These are the hidden histories of three of the New 52's greatest heroes... these are the secret origins of Aquaman, Starfire and Batman!

Look for your copy of DC's Secret Origins #2, out Wednesday May 28 at Curious Comics!

Friday, May 23, 2014

ElfQuest: Final Quest #3

Violent confrontation with human beings has once again left our reclusive tribe of forest-dwelling elves wounded and battered... but for the Wolfriders, their darkest hour is yet to come. Alone and cut off from her packmates, Chieftess Ember is about to face her greatest trial, and only one thing is certain - change is coming to the World of Two Moons...

The unmissable final act of the groundbreaking fantasy epic continues! Look for your copy of ElfQuest: Final Quest #3, out Wednesday May 28 at Curious Comics!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Thanos Annual #1

The Mad Titan. One-time possesor of the Infinity Gauntlet. Upcoming Marvel movie star! In this special self-contained one-shot, Thanos faces some of the greatest challenges of his long, strange life - including the World's Mightiest Heroes, the sinister Mephisto, and... himself?

Jim Starlin -  the original creator of Thanos - returns to Marvel Comics with a new story featuring the cosmic menace! Look for your copy of Thanos Annual #1, out Wednesday May 28 at Curious Comics!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

New Today at Curious Comics

Highlights of New Arrivals expected at Curious Comics on Wednesday May 21:

ADVENTURE TIME #28
ALL NEW X-FACTOR #8
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #2 (ANMN)
AMAZING X-MEN #7
AMERICAN VAMPIRE SECOND CYCLE #3 (MR)
AVENGERS WORLD #6
AXE COP AMERICAN CHOPPERS #1
BATMAN 66 #11
BATMAN AND FRANKENSTEIN #31
BATMAN BEYOND UNIVERSE #10
BATMAN ETERNAL #7
BATMAN SUPERMAN #11
BATWOMAN #31
BIRDS OF PREY #31
BTVS SEASON 10 #3
DAREDEVIL #3 (ANMN)
DEADPOOL ANNUAL #2
EAST OF WEST #12
ELEKTRA #2 (ANMN)
FOREVER EVIL #7 (OF 7)


GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #31
HARLEY QUINN #6
HULK #3 (ANMN)
JUSTICE LEAGUE #30 (EVIL)
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #14 (EVIL)
LITTLEST PET SHOP #1 (OF 5)
MAGNETO #4 (ANMN)
MIRACLEMAN #6
MPH #1 (OF 5)
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #5
NEW 52 FUTURES END #3
NOVA #17
ORIGINAL SIN #2 (OF 8)
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #31
SAGA #19 (MR)
SAVAGE WOLVERINE #19
SINESTRO #2
STAR WARS DARTH MAUL SON OF DATHOMIR #1
SUPERGIRL #31
THOR GOD OF THUNDER #22
TMNT 30TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
TRANSFORMERS WINDBLADE #2
ULTIMATE FF #2
UNCANNY X-MEN #21
WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #4
WONDER WOMAN #31
X-MEN #14

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

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Amazing Spider-Man #2

Peter Parker has returned from the dead... though the rest of the world didn't actually get a chance to notice he was gone in the first place. While his body hosted the mind and personality of Otto Octavius, Peter's life - both in and out of Spider-costume - underwent some drastic alterations. But Peter hardly has a chance to catch up before one of his oldest enemies stages a return of his own -  and Spider-Man finds himself fighting for his life against an out-of-control Electro!

See the new movie... read the comic! Look for your copy of Amazing Spider-Man #2, out Wednesday May 21 at Curious Comics!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Batman/Superman #11

The last survivor of an alien planet, dedicated to protecting his adopted homeworld. A victim of murderous violence, driven to wage a bitter war on crime. They were two of the most admired heroes of modern times... until they fell in battle against the cosmic monster Darkseid. This is the untold story of what really happened on that fateful day - the day when the Batman and Superman of Earth 2 made their final stand against the lord of Apokolips!

Great Caesar's Ghost! Look for your copy of Batman/Superman #11, out Wednesday May 21 at Curious Comics!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Doctor Who: 10th & 11th Doctor Comic Series

Missing your favourite wanderer in time and space? Tired of waiting for new adventures to turn up on your TV screens? Then you're in luck - because the BBC and Titan Comics have joined forces to create two all-new ongoing Doctor Who comic series! Featuring new companions, new monsters and new universe-shattering threats, you can get your first look at these new comics in the trailers below:




Rev up your sonic screwdriver, dust off the fez of your choice, and be sure to pre-order your copies of Doctor Who: The 10th Doctor and Doctor Who: The 11th Doctor comic series (both due to go on sale in July) next time you're in Curious Comics!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

MPH #1

They call it MPH - and it's the quickest route to super-powers you'll ever find. A street drug that hands its users the ability to move at lightning-fast speeds, you might expect the arrival of MPH to inspire a whole army of overclocked heroes to start showing up on the streets... but this is the real world, so of course MPH unleashes a global crime wave instead!

From writer Mark Millar and artist Duncan Fegredo comes an unmissable new take on super-powered people in an all-too-human world! Look for your copy of MPH #1, out Wednesday May 21 at Curious Comics!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Star Wars: Darth Maul - Son of Dathomir #1

With revenge on his mind and a little help from the mysterious Mother Talzin, the rogue Sith Darth Maul heads a determined force of Mandalorian soldiers against General Grievous and the Separatist Army - and places himself on a collision course with his old master's new apprentice, the fallen Jedi Count Dooku!

Based on scripts for unproduced episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 6, this is a look inside the malevolent mind of one of the Sith's most famous followers! Look for your copy of Star Wars: Darth Maul - Son of Dathomir #1, out Wednesday May 21 at Curious Comics!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Hulk #3

He was one of the most brilliant intellects on Earth - but that was before a sniper's bullet reduced the mind of Doctor Bruce Banner to the level of a child. Now living a quiet life far from the galactic threats and super-villains he once knew, the new Banner would be unrecognizeable to anyone who once knew him. But despite the drastic changes in his life, one thing remains the same - a rage-fuelled Gamma-powered monster still lurks within him... as the Hulk's enemies are about to discover!

The Hulk's world gets turned upside down in this must-read superhero saga from Mark Waid and Mark Bagley! Look for your copy of Hulk #3, out Wednesday May 21 at Curious Comics!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

New Today at Curious Comics

Highlights of new arrivals expected at Curious Comics on Wednesday May 14:

ABE SAPIEN #12
ACTION COMICS #31 (DOOMED)
AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #5
ALL NEW GHOST RIDER #3 ANMN
ALL NEW ULTIMATES #2
ALL NEW X-MEN #27
ASTRO CITY #12
AVENGERS #29 SIN
BATGIRL #31
BATMAN ETERNAL #6
BEE AND PUPPYCAT #1
CAPTAIN AMERICA #20
CAPTAIN MARVEL #3
DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG FU #1 (OF 4) ANMN
DEADPOOL #28
FABLES #140 (MR)
FANTASTIC FOUR #4
FBP FEDERAL BUREAU OF PHYSICS #10 (MR)
FIELD #2 (OF 4) (MR)
GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #202
GOD IS DEAD TP VOL 01 (MR)
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #31 (UPRISING)
HELLBOY IN HELL #6
IRON MAN #25
JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #1
LUMBERJANES #2 (OF 8)
MANIFEST DESTINY TP VOL 01
NEW 52 FUTURES END #2
NEW AVENGERS #18 ANMN
NIGHTCRAWLER #2 ANMN
SECRET AVENGERS #3 ANMN
SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 LANTERN #2 (OF 4)
SONS OF ANARCHY #9 (MR)
STAR WARS #17 2013 ONGOING
STARLIGHT #3
SUPERBOY #31
SUPERMAN DOOMED #1 (N52)
SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #8 (DOOMED)
TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES #11
TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE #29
WALKING DEAD #127 (MR)


WEIRD LOVE #1
WOLVERINE #6
WORLDS FINEST #23
X-FORCE #5

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

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Justice League United #1

In the chaos surrounding the final chapters of Forever Evil, the Justice League of America is no more... and the Justice League United stands in its place! From Ontario's Moose Factory Island to the Thanagarian Moon of Thalsalla, Martian Manhunter, Green Arrow, Stargirl, Animal Man, Supergirl, and Hawkman are joined by new hero Miiyahbin and the new-to-the-New-52 Adam Strange to open a fresh chapter in Justice League history!

Look for your copy of Jeff Lemire's Justice League United #1, out tomorrow at Curious Comics!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Afterlife With Archie #5

The unthinkable has happened - the hungry undead have risen from their graves to claim the streets of peaceful little Riverdale, leaving a swath of destruction and horror in their wake. As Archie and the surviving members of the gang shelter within the walls of Lodge Manor, the moment has allowed them a little breathing space to contemplate their next move. Do they stay and try to find a way to stop the zombie plague before it spreads... or do they run and take their chances in the outside world?

The critically acclaimed horror series continues! Look for your copy of the genuinely terrifying teen-plus Afterlife With Archie #5, out Wednesday May 14 at Curious Comics!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mark Millar's Starlight #3

Famous adventurer Duke McQueen has come out of retirement to answer an interplanetary plea for help, returning to the stars to defend the peace-loving world of Tantalus. But it's been forty years since Duke last held a ray gun, and the forces massed against him are like nothing he's ever faced. Can he rise to the challenge... or will the end of Duke McQueen's last great adventure come sooner than he thinks?

Mark Millar's outer-space epic continues with this week's Starlight #3, out Wednesday May 14 at Curious Comics!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Bee & PuppyCat #1

Bee can't seem to catch a break. Unemployed and on her own, it's enough of a struggle just to pay her rent. But all of that changes when the mysterious creature called PuppyCat falls from the sky and into her life. Adventures, monsters, quick costume changes and babysitting - it's all waiting for you in Bee & PuppyCat!

You know you love it! From Natasha Allegri - creator of the much-loved Fionna & Cake on the Adventure Time animated series - comes a new comic version of the most-funded animation project in Kickstarter history! Look for Bee & PuppyCat #1, out Wednesday May 14 at Curious Comics!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Superman Doomed #1

Imprisoned in the Phantom Zone after a murderous attack on the planet Krypton, the creature called Doomsday has spent decades locked away from the universe... nursing his hatred for his jailers... plotting his revenge... and waiting for an opportunity to escape his other-dimensional confinement. Now that moment has arrived, and Doomsday is free - and he's headed straight for the last surviving member of the House of El to settle the score!

The unstoppable monster Doomsday is about to collide with the Man of Steel - and when he does, everyone in the New 52 will know about it! Look for your copy of Superman Doomed #1, out Wednesday May 14 at Curious Comics!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Deadly Hands of Kung-Fu #1

When one of his friends is murdered, pursuit of the culprit draws Shang-Chi into an international mystery - and places him in the crosshairs, marked as the next to die. Even with a little professional assitance from Misty Knight and Colleen Wing, can Shang-Chi solve the riddle behind the enigmatic White Dragon before it kills him?

It's martial arts mayhem in the mighty Marvel manner as three classic 70s heroes team up for a new miniseries! Look for your copy of Deadly Hands of Kung-Fu #1, out Wednesday May 14 at Curious Comics!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

New Today at Curious Comics

Highlights of new arrivals expected at Curious Comics on Wednesday May 7:

ADVENTURE TIME FLIP SIDE #5
ALL NEW X-FACTOR #7
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1.1 (ANMN)
ANGEL AND FAITH SEASON 10 #2
AQUAMAN AND THE OTHERS #2
BATMAN ETERNAL #5
BATMAN SUPERMAN #10
BATWING #31
BLACK WIDOW #6
CHAOS #1
CYCLOPS #1 (ANMN)
DEADPOOL VS CARNAGE #3
DETECTIVE COMICS #31
EARTH 2 #23
FAIREST #26 (MR)
FATALE #22 (MR)
GOD IS DEAD #12 (MR)
GREEN ARROW #31
GREEN LANTERN #31 (UPRISING)
IRON FIST LIVING WEAPON #2 (ANMN)
JUSTICE LEAGUE 3000 #6
LOKI AGENT OF ASGARD #4
MAGNETO #3 (ANMN)
MILES MORALES ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #1


MIRACLEMAN #5
MOON KNIGHT #3 (ANMN)
NAILBITER #1 (MR)
NEW 52 FUTURES END #1
NEW WARRIORS #4
ORIGINAL SIN #1
PUNISHER #5
RAT QUEENS #6 (MR)
RED SONJA #9
SATELLITE SAM #8 (MR)
SAVAGE WOLVERINE #18
SCOOBY DOO TEAM UP #4
SHE-HULK #4
SIXTH GUN #40
SPAWN #243
SUICIDE RISK #13
SWAMP THING #31
TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #3
TRINITY OF SIN THE PHANTOM STRANGER #19
WAKE #8 (OF 10) (MR)

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

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Original Sin #1

Uatu the Watcher - the ageless alien who has long observed the progress of life on Earth from his vantage point on the Moon - has been murdered... and the mind-bending mystery behind this cosmic crime will reveal stunning secrets about the world you think you know. Unlikely team-ups, heroes gone rogue, and a trail of clues leading to the edge of the universe - it's all waiting for you in the opening chapter of the Marvel Comics event of 2014!

Hold on to your hats, True Believers! Get your copy of Original Sin #1, out tomorrow at Curious Comics!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Cyclops #1

Propelled into his own future, young Scott Summers has had to face a lot of shocks about the path the world has taken - and the man he might become. But of all the surprises the future had in store, the news that the father he had long thought dead was actually alive - and an infamous space pirate - has to rank near the top of the list. Now, Scott is about to make a choice his future self never could - and give up his life on Earth to join Corsair for adventures in space!

Greg Rucka and Russell Dauterman bring you the unexpected new adventures of young Cyclops as he heads out into the cosmos! Look for your copy of Cyclops #1, out Wednesday May 7 at Curious Comics!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Amazing Spider-Man #1.1

It was the worst night of his life - the night Peter Parker lost his Uncle Ben to a random act of violence. It was a night that would shape the direction his life would take... the night he learned that with great power comes great responsibility. This is the untold story behind that crucial turning point in Peter's life - the hidden truth that helped forge an Amazing Spider-Man!

Catch a glimpse of Peter Parker's early years in this unmissable self-contained flashback story! Look for your copy of Amazing Spider-Man #1.1, out Wednesday May 7 at Curious Comics!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

It's Free Comic Book Day!

The long wait is over - today is Free Comic Book Day! Get to your friendly neighbourhood Curious Comics (that would be 631 Johnson Street in Victoria, 844 Goldstream in Langford, or Country Club Centre in Nanaimo) and stock up on tons of awesome free comic books while they last!

As an added bonus, the Nanaimo Comic Book Show is happening right next to Curious Comics in the Country Club Centre - and that's your chance to check out thousands of rare comics and add a few hard-to-find gems to your library (in addition to getting your FCBD stuff, of course). See you there!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Free Comic Book Day is Tomorrow!

Cancel the camping trip... pull the kids out of soccer practice... book the day off work... do whatever you have to do, but make sure you don't miss out on Free Comic Book Day!

Featuring tons of awesome comics from your favourite publishers - including Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Archie Comics, The Simpsons & many more - Free Comic Book Day is the biggest haul of free comics you'll find all year. Plus, comic fans up-island can check out all the rare comics and hard-to-find collectibles on offer at the Nanaimo Comic Book Show - right next to Curious Comics Nanaimo in the Country Club Centre. See you there!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

New 52: Future's End #1


A terrible war with another world has taken its toll on the people of Earth... but for the heroes of the New 52, their never-ending battle continues - even if that battle has forced them to take strange new paths.

In Gotham, Batman employs unlikely allies and dangerous new methods in his war on crime. In Central City, the Flash must fight his future self for control of the Speed Force. In the undersea kingdom of Atlantis, the new sovereign has sentenced Aquaman to death. Across the universe, Green Lanterns are facing the terrifying return of the Black Lanterns. And there is a disturbing new Superman stalking the streets of Metropolis...

It's the DC Comics event everyone will be talking about in 2014! It starts this Saturday with a special Free Comic Book Day #0 issue - and then continues next week with the release of The New 52: Future's End #1! Look for your copy at Curious Comics on Wednesday May 7!

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