Friday, November 25, 2005

November's Last Comics! (11-30-05)

Adventures of Superman #646
Amazing Fantasy #15
Ant #3
Avengers Disassembled: TP
Batman #647
Birds of Prey: Sensei & Student TP
Black Panther #10
BPRD The Black Flame #4 (OF 6)
Captain Universe Silver Surfer
Doom Patrol #18
Exiles #73
Fell #3
Fullmetal Alchemist vol 4 TP
Generation M #1 (OF 5)
GI Joe: Sigma 6 #1
Hack/Slash: Land of Lost Toys #1 (OF 3)
Incredible Hulk #89
JLA Classified #14
Legion of Superheroes #12
Lost Squad #2 (OF 6)
Madrox: Multiple Choice TP
Mickey Mouse & Friends #283
Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere #5 (OF 9)
New Avengers #13
Nightcrawler #12
Ocean TP
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: X-Men 2005
Powers vol 2: Roleplay TP
Punisher vs. Bullseye #1 (OF 5)
Revelations #4 (OF 6)
Season of the Witch #2 (OF 4)
Sentry #3 (OF 8)
Silent Dragon #5 (OF 6)
Sonic the Hedgehog #156
Strangers in Paradise vol 17: Tattoo TP
Supreme Power vol 1: Contact TP
Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose #35
Teen Titans Go #25
Ultimate Fantastic Four #25
Ultimate X-Men vol 12: Hard Lessons TP
Uncanny X-Men New Age vol 1: End of History TP
Usagi Yojimbo #89
Vengeance of the Mummy #2
Walking Dead vol 4: Heart’s Desire TP
Wolverine #36
Wolverine Quesada Variant #36
Wonder Woman #223
X-Men #178
X-Men & Power Pack #2 (OF 4)
X-Men: Deadly Genesis Quesade Variant #1 (OF 6)
X-Men: Kitty Pryde – Shadow & Flame #5 (OF 5)

Okay, there are a lot of really good titles shipping this week - check out the highlights:

GI Joe: Sigma Six #1 - It's GI Joe; it would have to work hard not to be worth at least checking it out. I'm looking forward to this new series...

New Avengers #13 - Sweeeeeeet. This book has been awesome. If you're not reading it, talk to your therapist and get some medication. Maybe that was a bit much, but this book is really, really, really good.

Ultimate Fantastic Four #25 - Man, I've been anxiously awaiting this book since the last issue left us hanging like it did. What an awesome introduction for Ultimate Namor - I hope this is issue is half as good as the last one!

We've also got a ton of Trades shipping this week, meaning that, if you've been wanting to catch up on some stories that you've missed, now is the time to do that. It will be well.

Also, we've got another case of the new HeroClix Armor Wars coming in on Monday, along with a bunch of War Machine, Iron Kingdoms, and D&D stuff. Come in and check that stuff out ASAP. Gaming stuff makes great Christmas presents!

Monday, November 21, 2005

WizKids supports Local Retailers!

Man, this is a nice change from the usual - mostly manufacturers are pushing hard to sell to people directly on the internet and forego the little guys, the guys like Haven. Many thanks to WizKids for trying to send people to the stores - check out their latest info on HeroClix:

Reports: November 18, 2005 (SEATTLE) - WizKids Inc., creator of the runaway hit games HeroClix and Pirates of the Spanish Main, is proud to announce the debut of the HeroClix Collector’s Club, a program designed to support traditional brick-and-mortar gaming stores by offering customers who purchase from those stores opportunities to purchase special collector’s pieces.

"The HeroClix Collector’s Club is a follow-up program to the recently announced MechWarrior Officer’s Club," said Mike Samora, vice president of Sales and Marketing at WizKids. "What began with the "Buy It By the Brick" program has evolved into a club that supports customers who support their local retailers." Beginning in February with the release of the DC HeroClix: Collateral Damage set, customers who purchase a shrink-wrapped "brick" of 12 Collateral Damage Boosters and send in for the exclusive KRYPTO collector’s edition figure will be enrolled in the HeroClix Collector’s Club. Their membership will give them the opportunity to purchase Collector’s Sets of HeroClix figures before they become generally available, at a reduced price.

HeroClix Collector’s Sets are composed of between five and seven preselected HeroClix figures. The first Collector’s Set is titled DC HeroClix Giants. Future sets will often be determined by the input of the HeroClix community via online voting at


The teaser trailer for Superman Returns is now online.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Thanksgiving Comics (11-23-05)

Amazing Spider-Man #526
AraƱa: Heart of the Spider #11
Army of Darkness #3
Authority: The Magnificent Kevin #4 (OF 5)
Batgirl #70
Batman: Gotham Knights #71
Battle Pope (Color) #4
Black Widow 2 #3 (OF 6)
BMW Films: The Hire #4 (OF 6)
Captain America #12
Captain Universe – Invisible Woman
Catwoman #49
Conan #22
Daredevil #79
Dead Men Tell No Tales #3 (OF 4)
Down #1 (OF 4) 2
Ex Machina #16
Felix the Cat: Buy This Comic #1
Flash #228
Forgotten Realms: Dark Elf - Exile #1 (Of 3)
GI Joe: Snake-Eyes, Declassified #4 (OF 6)
Giant Monster #2
Girls #7
Gloomcookie #25
Grimm Fairy Tales #2
Hero at Large #2 - shortage replacement
Imaginaries #4 (OF 4)
Jack Cross #4
Jon Sable, Freelance: Bloodline #5 (OF 6)
JSA Classified #5
Loveless #2
Lucifer #68
Marvel 1602: New World #5 (OF 5)
Medieval Lady Death #8
Metal Gear Solid: Sons of Liberty #1
Mickey & the Gang: Classic Stories in Verse SC - SO for me!
Nick Fury’s Howling Commandoes #2
Nick Fury’s Howling Commandoes #1 Director’s Cut
Paradox #1 (OF 4)
Perhapanauts #1 (OF 4)
Previews vol XV #12
Punisher vs Bullseye #1 (OF 5
Red Sonja #3
Robin #144
Seven Soldiers: Frankenstein #1 (OF 4)
Seven Soldiers: Zatanna #4 (OF 4)
Shanda the Panda #44
She-Hulk 2 #2
Sins of the Fallen: The Nightstalker # 1 (OF 5)
Sullengrey # 1 (OF 4)
Tom Strong #35
Ultimate X-Men #65
Uncanny X-Men #466
Uncle Scrooge #348
Vigilante #3 (OF 6)
Walking Dead #24
Walt Disney’s Comics & Stories #663
Waterloo Sunset #4 (OF 4)
Witchblade #92
Wizard Anime Insider #27
Wizard Comics Magazine #171
Wolverine: Enemy of the State vol 2 Premier HC
Wraithborn #3 (OF 6)
Y: The Last Man vol 6: Girl on Girl TP
Young Avengers #9
Yuggoth Creatures #2 (Of 3)

Just in time for Thanksgiving,we have (drum roll, please) NEW COMICS! What a great way to head into the holiday! Make sure you swing by the store to pick up some reading material before you head off to your holiday destination, if you're traveling.

There are some great titles this week:

Forgotten Realms, Dark Elf: Exile #1 - This series of mini-series has been selling like hot cakes; make sure you get your dose of your favorite drow: Drizzt D'Orden.

GI Joe: Snake-Eyes, Declassified #4 - This limited series has been an awesome look at the origin of everyone's favorite member of the Joe team. Devil's Due is doing a great job with all the GI Joe comics, and this one is near the top of the heap for both quality of story and artwork. Definitely check it out!

There are quite a few first issues coming out this week too - check them out and see if there's not something a little different out there to grab your interest!

Down #1
Felix the Cat: Buy This Comic #1
Metal Gear Solid: Sons of Liberty #1
Paradox #1
Perhapanauts #1
Sullengrey #1

We've also currently got in the George R.R. Martin A GAME OF THRONES RPG book that just came out, and it is 495 pages of D20 goodness, set in the most incredible fantasy world since Tolkien's Middle Earth. I HIGHLY recommend this game.

On top of that, we've restocked on some of our War Machine, so come and see what we've got, build your army, and come play on Sundays - the War Machine gang grows every week; hop on the bandwagon early!

See you at Haven!


Monday, November 14, 2005

Pre-Thanksgiving Comics! (11-16-05)

All Star Superman #1
Astonishing X-Men vol 2: Dangerous TP
Batman & the Monster Men #1 (OF 6)
Batman: Journey Into Knight #4 (OF 12)
Birds of Prey #88
Black Harvest #1 (OF 6)
Books of Doom #1 (OF 6)
Captain Universe X-23
Donald Duck & Friends #334
Fables #43
Fantastic Four #532
Fantastic Four/Iron Man: Big in Japan #2 (OF 4)
Green Arrow #56
Green Lantern #5
Mad Kids #1
Manhunter #16
Marvel Knights Spider-Man #20
Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone
Mickey Mouse & Friends #283
Mutopia X #5 (OF 5)
Powerpuff Girls #68
Red Star vol 1: Battle of Kar Dathra’s Gate TP
Robotech: Prelude to the Shadow Chronicles #3 (OF 5)
Runaways #10
Sea of Red #6
Simpsons Comics #112
Sonic X #3 (OF 4)
Supergirl #3
Thing #1
Tomorrow Stories Special #1
Top 10: Beyond the Farthest Precinct #4 (OF 5)
Ultimate Spider-Man #86
Ultimate X-Men vol 12: Hard Lessons TP
Vampirella : Revelations #1
Weapon X: Days of Future Now #5 (OF 5)
Wizard Anime Insider #27
Wonder Woman: Identity Crisis Poster
X-Men #177
X-Men: Colossus, Bloodline #1 (OF 5)
X-Men: Deadly Genesis #1 (OF 6)

Okay, so there aren't a whole lot of titles this week - there are still some great reasons to come down to Haven and pick up your books, because there are some high quality titles shipping Wednesday, and you don't want to miss out!

All Star Superman #1 tries to do for Superman what All Star Batman & Robin is doing for the Dark Knight. You're definitely going to want to grab a copy of this book, which promises to be another smash hit for DC.

Speaking of DC smash hits, Supergirl #3 hits the shelves Wednesday, and if this issue is even remotely like the previous issues, we won't be able to keep it in stock for more than a couple of hours. This series is red hot, and it's moving fast.

Not to be left out in the cold, Marvel hits us with The Books of Doom #1, and we get to dig a little into Dr. Doom's twisted life. Usually these little series from Marvel - and I'm a lifelong Marvel fan - leave me a bit cold, but this one actually looks like it should be worth checking out - give it a shot.

Then there's X-Men: Deadly Genesis #1 - In the aftermath of House of M, Deadly Genesis shows us what happens to the few mutants still left on the planet. Marvel is currently throwing Spider-Man under the bus with their The Other storyline (see me about this for my personal rant on the subject, or hunt the postings archives for my blog rant after Wizard World Chicago about this), but they're kicking some booty in the mutant world again, thank God. It's been a long time since the X-Men knocked me for a loop with a killer story, but House of M, Decimation, and now Deadly Genesis are hitting their stride, and I love it!

Come on out to Haven and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

See you at Haven!


Friday, November 04, 2005

New Books aComin'! (11-9-05)

100 Bullets #66
Action Comics #833
Airshell #1
Alan Moore’s Hypothetical Lizard #3 (OF 4)
Aquaman #36
Army of Darkness #2
Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #197
Batman Strikes #15
Blade of the Immortal #107
Book of Lost Souls #2
Captain Universe Daredevil
Classics Illustrated #124: War of the Worlds
Corporate Ninja #1
Danger Girl: Back in Black #1 (OF 4)
Daredevil: Father #4 (OF 5)
Day of Vengeance TP
Decimation: House of M, The Day After
DMZ #1
Dragonlance: The Legend of Huma #6
Drax the Destroyer #3 (OF 4)
Exiles #72
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #2
Ghost Rider #3 (OF 6)
Gotham Central #37
Hawkman #46
Honor of the Damned #1
Incredible Hulk #88
Infinite Crisis #2 (OF 7)
JLA #122
Killer Stunts Inc. #4 (OF 4)
Lethal Instinct #4 (OF 6)
Lil Keiki #2
Majestic #11
Manhunter vol 1: Street Justice TP
Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four #6
Marvel Knights 4 #24
Medieval Lady Death #3 (OF 8)
New Excalibur #1
New Thunderbolts #15
New Warriors #5 (OF 6)
New X-Men #20
New X-Men X-23 Variant #20
Nightmares & Fairy Tales #14
Nightwing #114
Pulse #12
Red Sonja: One More Day (One-Shot)
Rex Mundi #15
Robert Jordan’s New Spring #3
Scooby Doo #102
Shadowmancer #1 (OF 10)
Sixgun Samurai #2
Star Wars Empire #37
Star Wars Republic #79
Super Manga Blast #57
Tales of TMNT #17
Teen Titans #29
Thor: Blood Oath #4 (OF 6)
Vice #2
Walking Dead #23
Walt Disney’s Christmas Parade #3
WildCATS: Nemesis #3 (OF 9)
Wizard #170
Y – The Last Man #39

There are some great titles shipping this week, some of which are those gems that just don't ship often enough, like Rex Mundi. Others are more like Infinite Crisis or the beginning of Decimation, the follow-up to the incredible House of M. Come on down to the store and check these bad boys out; there's a lot of good reading to catch up on!

Also, next weekend is NovaCon! Haven will be there, and we'll be doing War Machine demos, running D&D games, and hanging out. Come on out and enjoy the convention with us! For more details on this cool new convention, just read on:

11/11-13: NovaCon - Huntsville, AL
Location: Located in the Research Park Holiday Inn
A sci-fi gaming convention with heavy emphasis on gaming. There will computer and X-Box games, RPGs, CCGs, war games, miniatures, table top games. Laser tag and paint ball events will be held nearby.
Contact Person: Jonathan Bjork
For more info, contact: DG Associates,10104 Todd Mill Road,Huntsville, AL 35803

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Bruce Wayne's home entertainment center

Here's what every Bat-fan will want for Christmas this year.

Check out this Batman 13" Color TV. What a cool remote!

But I really love the review for this Batman DVD Player.
Does Batman watch a lot of DVDs? Does he hole up in the Bat Cave, make some microwave popcorn and unwind like that? And if so, does he only watch movies about himself, sitting around comparing the relative merits of Michael Keaton vs. Val Kilmer vs. George Clooney vs. Christian Bale? Just some of the questions to ponder when examining this sleekly designed DVD player, branded with design work based on the caped crusader. It has amber backlighting and sidelights along with a futuristic remote control and panel controls on the classic Batman emblem. As a DVD player it works just fine and will easily play even non-Batman films.