Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Free Comic Book Day is a-brewin'



Are you ready for the best Saturday in all time and space!

Free Comic Book Day is Saturday, May 3rd, and we want it to be the biggest one Haven has ever had! To make that happen, we're gonna have some or all of the following: free comics for all ages, cupcakes, laser tag, raffle prizes, trained velociraptors jumping through flaming hoops, a Jack Kirby look-a-like contest, a TARDIS, great deals on back issues and other merchandise, rolling a d10 to determine your discount on RPG books, Ghostbusters, Chris Evans dancing like an organ-grinder's monkey while you throw nickles at him, more cupcakes.

Which of these amazing things will we have? Which ones am I making up? You'll have to come by May 3rd to find out! But the one thing we're sure to have at Free Comic Book Day is tons of fun for everybody!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Haven's Birthday this Wednesday!

Join us as we celebrate Haven's 13th birthday! 



There will be cake!

There will be comics!

There will be... adventure and excitement? For someone out there, I'm sure. 

If Haven Comics were  a comic book instead of a comic book store, we'd have so many issues and trades by now that there would be a Haven Omnibus collection. People would argue whether original Haven or modern Haven is the best. There would be at least three artist changes and an awkward period in the nineties that no one wants to remember. There would be Haven Comics action figures, a Haven Comics cartoon, and a movie that would have probably sucked but the diehard fans would enjoy anyways.

Feel free to stop on by and say hello to friends old and new. The community that surrounds Haven Comics is what makes it the best little comic book store in Alabama and we are proud to be a nexus of comic geeks, gaming nerds, and all their patient spouses and family members that wait in the car while they browse. It has been a wonderful 13 years so far and we're looking forward to many, many more.




Saturday, March 15, 2014

Hot new comic boards in!

As everybody knows, comic book collecting is on the wane. The market never fully recovered from the speculator bubble bursting in the late 90s, and every year, those lovingly preserved copies of Death of Superman in your Uncle Eugine's closet are worth less and less.

But that just leaves more room for the hot new collectibles market: comic book backing boards! Haven just acquired a gorgeous collection of some rare and highly collectable boards. Check 'em out!



A Fleer UltraStiff from 1983. As you can see, it's in Very Fine condition, with some light blunting on the corners. I've been collecting comic book boards for 20 years, and I've never seen an '83 UltraStiff with a grade this high!



A BCW 1996, special limited edition, Fine+. Instead of the usual eggshell white, BCW released this variant in ivory white! Only 80,000 of these were ever printed!



A 1991 DiamondPro CardBro, Near Mint. Can you believe somebody found this beautiful board stuck behind a copy of Detective Comics #27? Thank God they didn't trhow it out!

We've got a lot more collectible comic book board, plus new comic book boards every week! Stop by and get started in this exciting hobby! And remember, it's not a speculation bubble, it's a speculation balloon, almost certain to expand forever and ever without ever bursting!

My Little Pony tournament! Saturday, March 22nd

Hey, card-slingers! Haven Comics invites you to come down and join us for a friendly, all-ages tournament with the My Little Pony Collectable Card Game! You can bring your own deck (although we will have them for sale as well as booster packs), learn the game, and have lots of fun!

THERE WILL BE PRIZE SUPPORT! We will have prizes for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners of the tournament. This is meant to be a fun, friendly event so just do your best and let's all learn the new card game together!

Noon to 1pm will be the "Learn & Trade" part of the day, where people can help teach one another the basics of the game and check out if anybody is trading for cards. Then from 1pm-5pm we will host our first even MLP CCG Tournament!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Wednesday's Comics!! (3-19-14)

New Warriors #1


ADVENTURE TIME #26
ALL NEW INVADERS #3 ANMN                                
AMERICAN VAMPIRE: SECOND CYCLE #1
ANIMAL MAN #29                                          
APHRODITE IX #9
AVENGERS WORLD #4 ANMN                                  
BATMAN 66 #9                                            
BATMAN AND AQUAMAN #29                                  
BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY ESCAPE BOARD GAME
BATMAN BEYOND UNIVERSE #8                                
BATWOMAN #29                                            
BIRDS OF PREY #29                                        
BPRD: HELL ON EARTH #117                                  
BTVS SEASON 10 #1
DAREDEVIL #1 ANMN                                        
DARK HORSE PRESENTS #34
DEATH TP
DISNEY KINGDOMS: SEEKERS OF WEIRD #2 (OF 5) – S/O #3              
DISNEY KINGDOMS: SEEKERS OF WEIRD #3 (OF 5)              
FIREFLY BOARD GAME: BREAKIN’ ATMO EXPANSION
GHOSTBUSTERS #10                                        
GHOSTBUSTERS #11                                        
GI JOE #14                                              
GI JOE DISAVOWED TP VOL 03                              
GI JOE DISAVOWED TP VOL 04                              
GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS #29                          
HARBINGER: BLEEDING MONK #0.2014
HARLEY QUINN #4                                          
HELLBOY FIRST 20 YEARS HC
IRON MAN #23.NOW ANMN                                    
JUDAS COIN TP                                          
KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #206
MAGIC: THE GATHERING - THEROS #5 (OF 5)                    
MARVEL KNIGHTS HULK #4 (OF 4)                            
MAXX: MAXXIMIZED #5                                      
MS MARVEL #1 2ND PTG PICHELLI VAR
MS MARVEL #2 ANMN                                        
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #17                  
NEW AVENGERS #15                                        
NEW WARRIORS #1 ANMN                                    
NOAH HC
NOVA #15 ANMN                                            
POPEYE CLASSICS ONGOING #20                              
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #29                            
REVOLUTIONARY WAR: WARHEADS #1                            
RUSH: CLOCKWORK ANGELS #1                                
SAGA TP VOL 03
SCRIBBLENAUTS UNMASKED: CRISIS OF IMAGINATION #3          
SHADOWMAN #16
SIMPSONS COMICS #210                                    
SIXTH GUN #39                                            
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #258
STAR WARS: DARTH VADER & CRY OF SHADOWS #4 (OF 5)
STAR WARS: DAWN O/T JEDI - FORCE WAR #5 (OF 5)
SUICIDE SQUAD #29 (EVIL)                                
SUPERGIRL #29                                            
SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN #10                          
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #2                            
SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #6                                    
SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #6 COMBO PACK                        
TERMINATOR: ENEMY OF MY ENEMY #2 (OF 6)                  
THOR: GOD OF THUNDER #20 ANMN                            
THUNDERBOLTS #23                                        
TMNT: UTROM EMPIRE #3 (OF 3)
TRANSFORMERS: REGENERATION ONE #100                      
TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE #27 DARK CYBERTRON      
TRINITY OF SIN: PANDORA #9 (EVIL)                        
UNCANNY X-MEN #19.NOW ANMN                              
UNWRITTEN VOL 2 APOCALYPSE #3
WAKE #6 (OF 10)
WINTER SOLDIER: BITTER MARCH #2 (OF 5) ANMN              
WITCHER #1 (OF 5)                                        
WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #2 ANMN                              
WONDER WOMAN #29                                        
X-MEN #12 ANMN
X-O Manowar #23

Sunday, March 02, 2014

This Week's Line-Up!! (3-5-14)

Rogue Trooper #1 (Subscription Variant)

ACTION COMICS #29 3
ADVENTURE TIME: FLIP SIDE #3 (OF 6)
ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #10
AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #4
ANIMAL MAN TP VOL 04 SPLINTER SPECIES
APOCALYPSE AL #2 (OF 4)
ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #18
AVATAR: LAST AIRBENDER TP VOL 07 RIFT PART 1
AVENGERS AI #10
BATMAN/SUPERMAN ANNUAL #1
BATWING #29
BLACK COAT GN: BLACKEST DYE
CAPTAIN AMERICA #18 ANMN
DAY MEN #3
DC HEROCLIX: LEGION OF DOOM FAST FORCES 6PK
DETECTIVE COMICS #29 (GOTHTOPIA)
DETECTIVE COMICS #29 COMBO PACK
EARTH 2 #21
FAIREST #24
FOREVER EVIL #6 (OF 7)
FOREVER EVIL #6 (OF 7) COMBO PACK
FOREVER EVIL: ARKHAM WAR #6 (OF 6)
GREEN ARROW #29
GREEN LANTERN #29
GREEN LANTERN #29 COMBO PACK
GRINDHOUSE: DOORS OPEN AT MIDNIGHT #6 (OF 8) 3
HEAVY METAL #267
IRON MAN #22
LOBSTER JOHNSON: GET LOBSTER #2 (OF 5)
LOKI: AGENT OF ASGARD #2 ANMN
MAGNETO #1 ANMN
MEGA MAN #34
MOON KNIGHT #1 ANMN
MUNCHKIN GETS PROMOTED
NEW WARRIORS #2 ANMN
NIGHT OF LIVING DEADPOOL #4 (OF 4)
NOVA #14 ANMN
PUNISHER #3 ANMN 3
ROGUE TROOPER #1
SCOOBY DOO TEAM UP #3
SECRET #6
SHE-HULK #2 ANMN
SONIC SUPER SIZED SUPER DIGEST #6 6
STARLIGHT #1
STORMWATCH #29
SWAMP THING #29
TALES OF HONOR #1
TERMINATOR: SALVATION - FINAL BATTLE #4 (OF 12) 3
TRINITY OF SIN: THE PHANTOM STRANGER #17 (EVIL)
TUROK: DINOSAUR HUNTER #2
TWILIGHT ZONE #3
UNCANNY X-MEN #18
VAMPIRE DIARIES #3 3
VEIL #1 (OF 5)
VELVET #4
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 20 ALL OUT WAR PT 1
WILD BLUE YONDER #4 (OF 5)

WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #1 ANMN

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Warhammer sets!

We're dipping out toes into the Warhammer water, gonna see what happens.

Ork Boyz, Skeleton Warriors, Chaos Knights, Space Marine Assault Team, and Warriors of Minas Tirith. Small sets $10, Large sets $17.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Drowned Forest

Hello. I wrote a book.

The Drowned Forest is a ghost story set along the Tennessee River. It's about 15-year-old Jane who suffers a crisis of faith when her best friend, Holly, drowns. When Holly returns, Jane has to delve into the folklore of the old South to put her friend to rest and move on from the tragedy herself.

Not only is The Drowned Forest available at the best comic shop in the universe, but each copy sold at Haven comes with an exclusive, variant ending, hand-written by the author himself!



What could this special, Haven-only ending possibly be? Well, if I told the whole internet, it wouldn't be special, would it? But check out these loyal Havenites' reactions to the amazing twist.

So stop by and pick up a copy of The Drowned Forest, browse the back issues, or just talk about how cool the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer was, because there's always something to do at Haven.