Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wednesday's Comics!! (12-7-11)


ACTION COMICS #4
ACTION COMICS #4 VAR ED
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #675
AMERICAN VAMPIRE TP VOL 01
ANIMAL MAN #4
ANNIHILATORS EARTHFALL #3 (OF 4)
AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #2 WITH FREE DIGITAL CODE
BATWING #4
BETRAYAL O/T PLANET O/T APES #2 (OF 4)
BOYS #61
CHEW #22
COLD WAR #3
DAMAGED #4 (OF 6)
DEADPOOL #47
DEADPOOLMAX X-MAS SPECIAL #1
DEFENDERS #1
DETECTIVE COMICS #4
DOCTOR WHO ONGOING VOL 2 #11
LRIC THE BALANCE LOST #6
FEAR ITSELF FEARLESS #4 (OF 12)
GARTH ENNIS JENNIFER BLOOD #7
GFT MYTHS & LEGENDS #10
GI JOE VOL 2 ONGOING #8
GREEN ARROW #4
GRIMM FAIRY TALES #66
HACK SLASH #10
HACK SLASH ANNUAL 2011 HATCHET SLASH #1
HAWK AND DOVE #4
HELLRAISER #8
HP LOVECRAFT THE DUNWICH HORROR #3 (OF 4)
HULK #45
HUNTRESS #3 (OF 6)
IRREDEEMABLE #32
IZOMBIE #20
JURASSIC PARK DANGEROUS GAMES #4 (OF 5)
JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #4
MEN OF WAR #4
MOON KNIGHT #8
MUNCHKIN DICE BAG
OMAC #4
PENGUIN PAIN AND PREJUDICE #3 (OF 5)
PUNISHER #6
RED LANTERNS #4
SHAMANS TEARS TP – S/O #3, S/O #66
STATIC SHOCK #4
STORMWATCH #4
SUPERNATURAL #3 (OF 6)
SWAMP THING #4
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES MICRO SERIES #1
THOR DEVIANTS SAGA #2 (OF 5)
TOY STORY WOODYS ROUNDUP #3 JESSIE – S/O #3
TRANSFORMERS ONGOING #31
TRUE BLOOD FRENCH QUARTER #4 (OF 6)
VALEN OUTCAST #1
VENOM #10
VILLAINS FOR HIRE #1 (OF 4)
VOLTRON #1

X-23 #18
X-CLUB #1 (OF 5)
X-FACTOR #228
X-MEN #22

Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Future is Here: Marvel Point One



Now that Fear Itself is wrapping up, Marvel is launching more stories with Marvel Point One. This one-shot reveals glimpses of Marvel's major story lines for the coming year, including the return of the Phoenix Force, the rise of Ultron, and new books featuring Scarlet Spider and the Defenders.

According to Marvel's executive editor Tom Brevoort, "Point One is a massive one-shot of 64 all-new pages of story by the top creators in the business, setting the stage for the biggest stories coming in 2012. It is the starting point to what’s in store for the world’s most iconic characters and startling events. Point One serves as the launch pad for dynamic new series, the return of fan-demanded characters, and a shocking teaser that will have everyone talking. See how all it comes together in one gigantic epic!”

So if you love the Marvel Universe, or if you're new to Marvel and looking for a good "jumping on point," Marvel Point One is a great buy.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Mansions of Madness

Mansions of Madness is a new horror-themed board game from Fantasy Flight Games, the same company that produces Arkham Horror. Players work together to explore a haunted house (the layout of which changes from game to game), kill monsters, and discover dread secrets. Meanwhile the keeper works against the players, summoning creatures, casting spells, and persuing his own nefarious goals.

I ran a couple games of MoM for our Havenween party. It takes a while to set up, but gameplay is smooth and, with only one die to roll, a breeze to pick up. It comes with some good-looking miniatures and has several clever mechanics. A favorite of mine is that, when confronted with a locked door or some such, a player doesn't just make an intelligence roll. Instead, she has to solve actual logic puzzles, getting as many chances as she has intelligence points.

Mansions of Madness is great for people ready for a challenging game and Lovecraftian horror. It's available now at Haven. Come in and check it out.

To learn more, here's a long review from Board Game Geek.

Wednesday's Comics!! (11-16-11)


68 HARDSHIP ONE SHOT
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #674
AMERICAN VAMPIRE #19 - Reorder
AMERICAN VAMPIRE #20 – Shortage Replacement
ANGEL & FAITH #2
ANNE RICE SERVANT OF THE BONES #4 (OF 6)
AVENGERS #19
AVENGERS ACADEMY #21 – Shortage Replacement
AVENGERS ACADEMY #22
AVENGERS ASSEMBLE HC VOL 04
AVENGERS ASSEMBLE HC VOL 05
AVENGERS ORIGINS LUKE CAGE #1
BATMAN #3
BATMAN #3 VAR ED
BATMAN: A DEATH IN THE FAMILY TP NEW ED
BIRDS OF PREY #3
BLUE BEETLE #3
BOYS: BUTCHER, BAKER, CANDLESTICKMAKER #5
CAPTAIN AMERICA #4
CAPTAIN AMERICA #4 FANTASTIC FOUR ANNIV VAR – S/O #70
CAPTAIN ATOM #3
CATWOMAN #3
CHARLAINE HARRIS: GRAVE SIGHT GN VOL 02 (OF 3)
CHIP N DALE RESCUE RANGERS TP: WORLDWIDE RESCUE – S/O #151
CONAN: ROAD OF KINGS #10
DARK TOWER: GUNSLINGER BORN PREM HC
DC UNIVERSE ONLINE LEGENDS #17
DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #3
DEADPOOL #46
DR. WHO INSIDER #8
ELEPHANTMEN #36 (MR)
FEAR ITSELF #7 POINT THREE
FEAR ITSELF: FEARLESS #3 (OF 12)
GAME TRADE MAGAZINE
GENERATION HOPE #13
GFT HALLOWEEN SPECIAL 2011
GHOSTBUSTERS ONGOING #3
GI JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO #172
GODZILLA: LEGENDS #1 (OF 5)
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #3
HALO MINIMATES WARTHOG VEHICLE – S/O #3
HAUNT #18
HAWKEN #1 (OF 6)
I AM CAPTAIN AMERICA #1

INCREDIBLE HULK #2
IZOMBIE #19
JOHN CARTER: A PRINCESS OF MARS #3 (OF 5)
JUSTICE LEAGUE #3
JUSTICE LEAGUE #3 COMBO PACK
JUSTICE LEAGUE #3 VAR ED
KEVIN SMITH’S BIONIC MAN #4
KIRBY GENESIS: CAPTAIN VICTORY #1
KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #180
LEGION OF MONSTERS #2 (OF 4)
LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #3
MORNING GLORIES #14
MY GREATEST ADVENTURE #2 (OF 6)
NEW MUTANTS #34
NIGHTWING #3
NORTHLANDERS #46
PUNISHER #5
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #3
SIX GUNS #2 (OF 5)
SNAKE EYES #7
STAND: NIGHT HAS COME #4 (OF 6)
STAR TREK 100-PAGE SPECTACULAR
STAR WARS: INVASION - REVELATIONS #5 (OF 5)
SUPER FRIENDS FOR JUSTICE TP – S/O #151
SUPER HEROES #20
SUPERGIRL #3
SWAMP THING #2 – Shortage Replacement
TEEN TITANS #2
THE WALKING DEAD TV BOARD GAME – S/O #66
THUNDERBOLTS #165
TRANSFORMERS IRONHIDE TP VOL 01 – S/O #115
TRANSFORMERS #30
TRANSFORMERS TP VOL 05 CHAOS THEORY – S/O #115
ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #3
UNCANNY X-MEN #544
VALVE PRESENTS: SACRIFICE & OTHER STEAM POWERED STORIES
VENOM #9
WALKING DEAD #91
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01: DAYS GONE BYE
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 02: MILES BEHIND US
WOLVERINE BEST THERE IS #11
WONDER WOMAN #3
X-23 #17
X-FACTOR #227
X-MEN #21
X-MEN SCHISM #1 (OF 5) X VAR
YOUNG JUSTICE #10

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Wednesday's Comics!! (11-9-11)


2000 AD #1754 – Shortage Replacement
30 DAYS OF NIGHT ONGOING #2
ALL NEW BATMAN THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #13
ALL STAR WESTERN #2
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #672 – Shortage Replacement
AVENGERS ACADEMY #20
AVENGERS ORIGINS VISION #1
AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #1 BLANK VAR
AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #1
BALTIMORE: CURSE BELLS #4
BATGIRL #3
BATMAN AND ROBIN #3
BATTLE SCARS #1 (OF 6)
BATWOMAN #3
BETTY & VERONICA #256
BLACK PANTHER MOST DANGEROUS MAN ALIVE #525
BTVS SEASON 9 FREEFALL #3
CAPTAIN AMERICA SHIELD PEWTER KEYRING
DARKWING DUCK #18
DEATHSTROKE #3
DECISION 2012 BARACK OBAMA #1
DEMON KNIGHTS #3
DOLLHOUSE EPITAPHS #5 (OF 5)
DUCKTALES #6
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: DRIZZT #3 (OF 5)
FEAR ITSELF #7 POINT TWO
FEAR ITSELF: HULK VS DRACULA #1 (OF 3) – Shortage Replacement
FLASH #2
FRANKENSTEIN: AGENT OF SHADE #3
GARTH ENNIS' JENNIFER BLOOD #6
GFT PRESENTS: NEVERLAND - HOOK #1
GHOST RIDER #5
GREEN LANTERN #3
GREEN LANTERN #3 VAR ED
GRIFTER #3
GRIMM FAIRY TALES #65
HELLRAISER #7
HP LOVECRAFT THE DUNWICH HORROR #2 (OF 4)
HUNTRESS #2 (OF 6)
INCREDIBLE HULK #1 – S/O
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #509
JOHN CARTER OF MARS: WORLD OF MARS #2 (OF 5)
JURASSIC PARK DANGEROUS GAMES #3 (OF 5)
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #2
KIRBY GENESIS: SILVER STAR #1
LAST PHANTOM ANNUAL
LEGION LOST #3
MAGNETO: NOT A HERO #1 (OF 4)
MIGHTY THOR #7
MISTER TERRIFIC #3
NEW AVENGERS #18
NORTHANGER ABBEY #1 (OF 5)
ORCHID #2
PC CAST HOUSE OF NIGHT #1 (OF 5)
PENGUIN PAIN AND PREJUDICE #2 (OF 5)
PIGS #3
POINT ONE #1
PUNISHERMAX #19
PUSS IN BOOTS MOVIE PREQUEL GN – S/O #43
RACHEL RISING #3
RESURRECTION MAN #2 – Shortage Replacement
RESURRECTION MAN #3
SAVAGE HAWKMAN #1 2ND PTG
SAVAGE HAWKMAN #2
SPIDER-ISLAND DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG FU #2 (OF 3)
STAR TREK LEGION OF SUPERHEROES #2 (OF 6)
SUICIDE SQUAD #3
SUPERBOY #3
SUPERGIRL #2 – Shortage Replacement
TEEN TITANS #2
TERMINATOR/ROBOCOP: KILL HUMAN #4 (OF 4)
THE OCCULTIST #1 (OF 3)
THOR HAMMER PEWTER KEYRING
ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #4
UNCANNY X-FORCE #17
UNWRITTEN #31
WOLVERINE #18
WOLVERINE OLD MAN LOGAN TP
X-MEN LEGACY #258