Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Happy New Year from Morbius! (1-2-13)

Morbius Living Vampire #1
47 RONIN #2 (OF 5)
ADVENTURE TIME: FIONNA & CAKE #1 (OF 6)
ALL NEW X-MEN #5 NOW
ALL STAR WESTERN #15
AMERICAN VAMPIRE #34
ARROW #2
BART SIMPSON COMICS #78
BATGIRL #15 (DOTF)
BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #11
BATMAN DYAD FLEX FIT CAP M/L
BATMAN INCORPORATED #6
BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #15
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: WILLOW WONDERLAND #3 (OF 4)
COBRA ONGOING #20
DAMSELS #4
DANGER GIRL/GI JOE #5 (OF 5)
DAREDEVIL: END OF DAYS #4 (OF 8)
FF #1 NOW
FLASH #15
FURY MAX #8
FURY OF FIRESTORM THE NUCLEAR MEN #15
GAME TRADE MAGAZINE #155
GFT SLEEPY HOLLOW #3
GODZILLA: HALF CENTURY WAR #4 (OF 5)
GREEN LANTERN #13 (RISE)
GRIMM UNIVERSE #2 RED RIDING HOOD (MR)
HELLBOY IN HELL #2 (HOLD FOR JAN 2 2013 RELEASE)
HYPERNATURALS #7
I VAMPIRE #15
IRON MAN #5 NOW
JOE KUBERT PRESENTS #3 (OF 6)
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #15
KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #193
LOT 13 #3 (OF 5)
MALLEUS MALEFICARUM GUIDE TO CATCHING WITCHES GN
MARVEL PREVIEWS JANUARY 2013
MARVEL’S IRON MAN 3 PRELUDE #1 (OF 2)
MONSTERS INC #2 (OF 2)
MORBIUS, THE LIVING VAMPIRE #1 NOW
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #1 10 COPY
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #2
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #2 10 COPY INCV
NEW AVENGERS #1 NOW
PLANET O/T APES: CATACLYSM #5
PORTAL: REMEMBER TIN WALL SIGN
PORTAL: SAFETY FIRST TIN WALL SIGN
PREVIEWS #292 JANUARY 2013
PUNISHER: NIGHTMARE #1 (OF 5)
PUNISHER WAR ZONE #2 (OF 5)
RED LANTERNS #15 (RISE)
RED SHE-HULK #61 NOW
ROAD TO OZ #4 (OF 6)
SAVAGE HAWKMAN #15
STAR TREK ONGOING #16
STAR WARS: PURGE – TYRANT’S FIST #2 (OF 2)
SUICIDE SQUAD #15 (DOTF)
SUPERMAN #15
TALON #3
TEEN TITANS #15 (DOTF)
THUNDA #5
TRANSFORMERS PRIME: RAGE O/T DINOBOTS #2 (OF 4)
ULTIMATE COMICS: SPIDER-MAN #19
VENOM #29
WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #20
YOUNGBLOOD #75

Monday, December 17, 2012

Pony-pocalypse 2012: The Reckoning

A couple months ago, Big Josh told me he'd ordered $500 worth of My Little Pony #1. I didn't say anything at the time, but I thought he'd lost it. Haven isn't a big store, and $500 is more than we bring in some weeks. And he spent all that on one comic!? A comic that most of our regular customers aren't even that interested in? Hoo boy.

Well, it took several minor miracles to pull it off, but our Pony Party exceeded all our expectations! Not only did we sell through that initial order, but we had to scramble to get more books from the wonderful people up at Midtown Comics. It took a lot of effort from a lot of people, but special thanks has to go out to Kalisa and Judson. These two guys worked harder than anybody to bring this all together.

Now we just have to figure out what we're gong to do for My Little Pony #2! (Yeah right. We're not doing anything for issue #2. In fact, if anybody even mentions ponies to me in the next three months, I'm shipping them straight to the glue factory.)

Andy Price signs a copy of My Little Pony for a fan. Pinkie Pie, AKA Haven's special events coordinator, Kalisa. She made the decorations, planned the children's activities, and is all-around awesome to boot! The coloring table was a hit with fans of all ages. Rainbow Dash was a huge hit. We had several people taking shifts inside the suit, (that thing get hot!), so I'm not sure who that is in the photo. Babies love Big Josh. Kalisa helps out at the cookie decorating station. Judson got this cake specially made for Andy. It reads, "Congratulations on 100,000 sales."
Big Josh and Rainbow Dash fight over whose friendship is more magical. Some of our costume contest participants. And again, a huge thanks for Midtown Comics for sending us those extra books!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Christmas Comics!! (12-19-12)

Django Unchained #1 (of 5)
A PLUS X #3 NOW
ADVENTURE TIME #11
ALL NEW X-MEN #4 NOW
AMERICA'S GOT POWERS #4 (OF 6)
ANGEL & FAITH #17
ASTONISHING X-MEN #57
ATOMIC ROBO TP VOL 02 DOGS OF WAR
AVENGERS #2 NOW
AVENGERS ARENA #2 NOW
BATGIRL #13 (DOTF) – Shortage Replacement
BATGIRL #14 (DOTF) – Shortage Replacement
BATWOMAN #15
BEFORE WATCHMEN: MOLOCH #2 (OF 2)
BEFORE WATCHMEN: MOLOCH #2 (OF 2) COMBO PACK
BETTY & VERONICA #263
BIRDS OF PREY #15
BLACK BEETLE NIGHT SHIFT #0
BLUE BEETLE #15
BPRD 1948 #3 (OF 5)
BPRD: HELL ON EARTH #102 RETURN O/T MASTER #5 (OF 5)
CABLE AND X-FORCE #2 NOW
CAPTAIN AMERICA #2 NOW
CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BLACK WIDOW #640
CAPTAIN MARVEL #8
CASTLE: A CALM BEFORE STORM #1 (OF 5)
CATWOMAN #13 (DOTF) – Shortage Replacement
CATWOMAN #14 (DOTF) – Shortage Replacement
CATWOMAN #15
CHEW TP VOL 06 SPACE CAKES
CLASSIC POPEYE ONGOING #5
DAREDEVIL #21
DARK HORSE PRESENTS #19
DC COMICS DECK BUILDING GAME
DC HEROCLIX: BATMAN - STREETS OF GOTHAM FAST FORCES – S/O #66
DC HEROCLIX: BATMAN - STREETS OF GOTHAM OP KIT – S/O #66
DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #15
DJANGO UNCHAINED #1 (OF 5)
DR WHO MAGAZINE #454
EVIL ERNIE #3
FABLES #124
FF #2 NOW
GAMBIT #7
GODSTORM #3 (OF 5)
GREEN LANTERN #14 (RISE) – Shortage Replacement
GREEN LANTERN #15 (RISE)
GREEN LANTERN #15 COMBO PACK
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #13 (RISE) – Shortage Replacement
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #14 (RISE)
GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS #15 (RISE)
GRIMM FAIRY TALES #80
HAPPY #3 (OF 4)
HARBINGER #7
HAUNT #28
HAWKEYE #6 2.99
HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #5 (OF 6)
HELLRAISER: ROAD BELOW #3 (OF 4)
INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK #2 NOW
JOE PALOOKA #1 (OF 6)
JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #647 NOW
JSA LIBERTY FILES: THE WHISTLING SKULL #1 (OF 6)
JUDGE DREDD #2
LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #15
LOCKE & KEY OMEGA #2 (OF 7)
MACGYVER: FUGITIVE GAUNTLET #3 (OF 5)
MARS ATTACKS #6
MASKS #2
MICHAEL AVON OEMINGS THE VICTORIES #5 (OF 5)
MUNCHKIN: DUCK OF DOOM PLUSH
MUNCHKIN: DUCK OF GLOOM PLUSH
NIGHTWING #15 (DOTF)
NOWHERE MEN #2
RACHEL RISING #13
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #15 (DOTF)
RED LANTERNS #13 (RISE) – Shortage Replacement
RED LANTERNS #14 (RISE)
RIPD CITY O/T DAMNED #2 (OF 4)
ROBYN HOOD #4 (OF 5)
ROCKETEER: CARGO OF DOOM #4 (OF 4)
ROTTEN APPLE ONE SHOT
SAGA #8
SCARLET SPIDER #12.1
SECRET AVENGERS #35
SNAKE EYES & STORM SHADOW #20
SPIDER-MAN BLACK COSTUME SUBLIMATED T/S XXL
STAR TREK 100 PAGE SPECTACULAR: WINTER 2012
STAR TREK: NEXT GENERATION - HIVE #3
STAR TREK: TNG/DOCTOR WHO - ASSIMILATION #8
STAR WARS: AGENT O/T EMPIRE - HARD TARGETS #3 (OF 5)
STAR WARS: DAWN O/T JEDI - PRISONER OF BOGAN #2 (OF 5)
SUICIDE SQUAD #14 (DOTF) – Shortage Replacement
SUICIDE SQUAD #15 (DOTF)
SUPERGIRL #15
SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE HC VOL 02
SWORD OF SORCERY #3
THIEF OF THIEVES #11
THOR: GOD OF THUNDER #3 NOW
THUNDERBOLTS #2 NOW
TRANSFORMERS: MORE THAN MEETS EYE #12
ULTIMATE COMICS: SPIDER-MAN #18
ULTIMATE COMICS: ULTIMATES #19
UNCANNY X-FORCE #35
UNWRITTEN #44
VENOM #28
WALKING DEAD #103 – Shortage Replacement
WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #22
WONDER WOMAN #15
WONDERLAND #6
X-FACTOR #249
X-MEN LEGACY #3 NOW
X-O MANOWAR #8
X-TREME X-MEN #8
YOUNG JUSTICE #23

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

X-Wing Minatures Game

Woot! We have the new X-Wing miniatures game!

From the manufacturer's website:
Control the most advanced starfighters and outstanding pilots in the galaxy! In X-Wing Miniatures Game, you take the role of squad leader and command a group of merciless Imperial or daring Rebel pilots in furious ship-to-ship space combat. Featuring stunningly detailed and painted miniatures, X-Wing recreates exciting Star Wars space battles from small engagements of only a couple of crafts, to large conflicts where multiple squadrons clash. Select and equip your ships, pick your crew, plan your attack, and complete your mission.
And here's a review from Geekdad:
This is serious fun. Gameplay is easy to learn and moves very quickly. While the box advertises a 2-player game lasting about 20 minutes, there’s nothing to stop you from playing 10 players in a deep space battle that lasts an hour or more. Rounds tick off without a thought and – if you play in the suggested four square feet of play area – you’ll find that there’s no place to run. I have plans of printing out a big star field to play on … and then conquering a galaxy the size of our dining room table.
The core set of X-Wing comes with an x-wing fighter, two TIE fighters, along with both advanced and "quick start" rules. We also have TIE fighter expansion packs with upgraded pilots and tactics.

Monday, December 03, 2012

Pony-pocalypse part 1: the pre-pony-pocalypsing

Our My Little Pony #1 launch party had us pretty stressed. I've mentioned before this was the first ever signing ever at Haven, and it's for a local artist we all love and want to see do well. Oh yeah, it also happens to be for one of the biggest comics of the year. We've spent so much time sweating the details that some Havenites started calling it Pony-pocalypse.

So I'm happy to report our launch party was a huge success! Even bigger than we'd hoped. Andy Price (along with his wife Alice) came out and signed books for hours. Plenty of regulars and a ton of new faces came out to support this hometown artist. And if you missed it, we're having Andy come back December 15th for our full-fledged pony party!

In the meantime, you can read this review of My Little Pony #1 from Comics Alliance: Price's art is beautifully expressive and full of personality. Everything looks detailed and fully realized without being so busy that it's hard to follow, with a ton of amazing background gags that include ponies based on the Blues Brothers and Donald Sutherland.

Andy Price. The lady in the Derpy shirt is his lovely wife, Alice. Some pony sketches Andy drew during slow moments. Andy signing books for fans young and old.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Wednesday's Comics!! (12-5-12)

ACTION COMICS #15
ACTION COMICS #15 COMBO PACK
ADVENTURES OF AUGUSTA WIND #2
ALL NEW X-MEN #3
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #699
ANIMAL MAN #15
ARCHIE #639
ATOMIC ROBO TP VOL 02 DOGS OF WAR
AVENGERS #1 BLANK VAR
AVENGERS #1 DEADPOOL STYLE SKETCH VAR
AVENGERS #1
AVENGERS #1 YOUNG VAR
AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #15
BATGIRL #13 (DOTF) - Reorder
BATWING #15
BEFORE WATCHMEN: COMEDIAN #4 (OF 6)
BEFORE WATCHMEN: COMEDIAN #4 (OF 6) COMBO PACK
BEFORE WATCHMEN: MINUTEMEN #5 (OF 6)
BEFORE WATCHMEN: MINUTEMEN #5 (OF 6) COMBO PACK
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: WILLOW WONDERLAND #2 (OF 2)
CARS MAGAZINE #10
CATWOMAN #13 (DOTF) - Reorder
CATWOMAN #14 (DOTF)
COLDER #2 (OF 5)
CYBER FORCE #2
DAREDEVIL: END OF DAYS #3 (OF 8)
DEADPOOL #3
DETECTIVE COMICS #15 (DOTF)
DETECTIVE COMICS #15 COMBO PACK (DOTF)
DIAL H #7
DISNEY JUNIOR MAGAZINE #10
DOCTOR WHO VOL 3 #3
EARTH 2 #7
FAIREST #10
FASHION BEAST #4
FERALS #11
FURY MAX #7
GFT 2012 HOLIDAY SPECIAL
GI COMBAT #7
GI JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO #185
GREEN ARROW #15
HAUNTED HORROR #2
HAWKEYE #5
HELLBOY IN HELL #1
HUMAN BOMB #1 (OF 4)
HYPERNATURALS #6
IRON MAN #3
LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #3
LORD OF THE JUNGLE #10
MAGIC: THE GATHERING - PATH OF VENGEANCE #1
MARVEL UNIVERSE: AVENGERS, EARTH’S HEROES #9
MICHAEL KALUTA SKETCHBOOK SERIES SC VOL 03 – S/O Carly
PHANTOM STRANGER #3
PLANET O/T APES: CATACLYSM #4
PUNISHER WAR ZONE #2 (OF 5)
RED SHE-HULK #60
SHADOWMAN (NEW) #2
SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 #8
SPACEKNIGHTS #3 (OF 3)
STAR WARS: PURGE – TYRANT’S FIST #1 (OF 2)
STORMWATCH #15
SUPURBIA ONGOING #1
SWAMP THING #15
THE LONE RANGER #11
THE LONE RANGER: SNAKE OF IRON #4
THUNDERBOLTS #1
TRANSFORMERS REGENERATION ONE #86
ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #17
ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #18.1
VOLTRON YEAR ONE #6
WALKING DEAD #103
WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #19
WORLDS FINEST #7
X-FACTOR #248
X-MEN #39

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Hey! Who ordered this box of of magical friendship!?

Oh, wait. We did! It's all for our Andy Price signings!



We've got Andy Price's six interconnected covers of My Little Pony #1, slip-cased collections of all six covers, plus special subscriber covers by Jill Thompson! Andy Price will be signing them 4 to 7 tomorrow and 12 to 6, December 15th. Come grab your copy soon before Kalisa decides to roll around in them like Smaug rolling in his pile of gold.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Family Friendly Games: Perfect for the Holidays

Look, everybody knows mom liked you best. But it's still not polite to point it out over the Thanksgiving turkey. And yes, your cousin took your car that time and swore he only drove to work and church, but when you got it back, you found those muddy hoof-prints and a receipt for that Mexican pharmacy. But hey, don't bring it up while trimming the tree, okay? This could be memaw's last Christmas, you know.

But what's a better way to handle with all that simmering conflict? By obliterating your family in a game of Munchkin, of course!

We've got a selection of games that are a breeze to learn and a blast for all ages. Munchkin, Abandon Ship, Crazy Creatures of Dr. Doom: some of these games are so fun, even happy families would want to play them! (Maybe, we wouldn't really know.)

So this holiday season, don't just tell your family mom liked you best, remind them why--because you absolutely dominate in Ticket to Ride!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Artist signing!

Haven is thrilled to announce two signings by Andy Price, artist for IDW's new My Little Pony series!

Andy Price is a Huntsville native and graduate of the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art. Along with writer Katie Cook, he was recently tapped to draw the new My Little Pony comic, and we couldn't be more excited. So excited that we're having not one, but two signings.

The first will be on November 28th, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., the day My Little Pony #1 comes out! The second, on December 15th, 12:00 to 6:00 p.m., will feature a costume contest and children's activities!

Come on out, meet the artist, and share the magic with Haven Comics!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thanksgiving Comics!! (11-21-12)

ADVENTURES OF AUGUSTA WIND #1
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #698
ASTONISHING X-MEN #56
ASTONISHING X-MEN TP VOL 01 GIFTED
AVENGERS #34
BALTIMORE PLAY ONE SHOT
BATWOMAN #14
BIRDS OF PREY #14
BLEEDING COOL MAGAZINE #1
BLUE BEETLE #14
BPRD: 1948 #2 (OF 5)
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SPIKE #4 (OF 5)
CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 NOW
CAPTAIN MARVEL #7
CARS MAGAZINE #10
CATWOMAN #14
CLONE #1
COMEBACK #1 (OF 5)
DAREDEVIL #20
DARK AVENGERS #183
DARK HORSE PRESENTS #18
DARK SHADOWS #10
DC HEROCLIX BATMAN 24 CT PRIMER DS – S/O #66
DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #14
DEADPOOL #2 NOW
DISNEY SKETCHBOOK HC – S/O #3
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: FORGOTTEN REALMS #5
EDGAR ALLAN POE: CONQUEROR WORM ONE SHOT
FABLES #123
FAIREST TP VOL 01 WIDE AWAKE
FAIRIES MAGAZINE #10
FRANKENSTEIN: ALIVE, ALIVE #2
GAME OF THRONES #11
GFT BAD GIRLS #4 (OF 5)
GODSTORM #2 (OF 5)
GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS #14
GREEN LANTERN: THE ANIMATED SERIES #3
GRIMM FAIRY TALES #79
HARBINGER #6
HAWKEYE #4
HELLRAISER #20
INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK #1 NOW
IRON MAN #2 NOW
JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #646 NOW
JUDGE DREDD #1
JUSTICE LEAGUE #14
JUSTICE LEAGUE #14 COMBO PACK
LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #14
MARVEL SUPER HEROES #4
MINIMUM CARNAGE: OMEGA #1
NIGHTWING #14
NUMBER 13 #0
PRINCELESS STORIES: WARRIOR WOMEN #1 (OF 2)
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #14
ROCKETEER: CARGO OF DOOM #3 (OF 4) – Shortage Replacement
ROCKETEER: CARGO OF DOOM #4 (OF 4) 3
SAVAGE DRAGON #183
SNAKE EYES & STORM SHADOW #19
STAR TREK #15
STAR WARS: AGENT O/T EMPIRE - HARD TARGETS #2 (OF 5)
STEED AND MRS PEEL ONGOING #3
SUICIDE SQUAD #14 (DOTF)
SUPERGIRL #14
SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE HC VOL 02
SUPURBIA ONGOING #1
SWORD OF SORCERY #2
TRANSFORMERS: MORE THAN MEETS EYE #11
TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE #11
TRUE BLOOD #6
ULTIMATE COMICS: SPIDER-MAN #17
ULTIMATE COMICS: X-MEN #18.1
UNCANNY X-FORCE #34
UNWRITTEN #43
VOLTRON #9
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 17 SOMETHING TO FEAR
WOLVERINE #316
WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #21
WONDER WOMAN #14
X-FACTOR #247
X-O MANOWAR #7
YOUNG JUSTICE #18 – Shortage Replacement
YOUNG JUSTICE #21 – Shortage Replacement
YOUNG JUSTICE #22 – Shortage Replacement

Friday, November 09, 2012

And now a few words about Spider-Man

Rob Williams and Brad Walker do a fantastic job with Avenging Spider-Man Annual #1. Spider-Man teams up with his old pal Ben Grimm to stop a pair of rage-manipulating Jersey Shore rejects. It's the sort of fun, bash-em-up adventure that makes Avenging Spider-Man a good palette cleanser after I've read one too many dark books like Walking Dead, Animal Man, American Vampire, etc., etc.

What really knocks this issue out of the park, though, is the short essay Williams wrote on the last page. It sums up exactly why Spider-Man is my favorite hero, why through years of trends and hot-new-things in comics, I always go back to good ol' Peter Parker. Read it and enjoy.

Thursday, November 08, 2012

NaNoWriMo Write-In at Haven


What is NaNoWriMo?  In short, it is when hundreds of thousands of people take up the challenge to write 50k words through the month of November.  It is a mad dash of creativity, featuring butts in chairs and fingers on keyboards.  Or fingers to pencils and pens if you're old school.

Haven Comics is in on the action.  We will be hosting 2 write-ins, where you are welcome to come to the store and write to your heart's content and boost your word count.  The first write in will be Friday, November 9th from 1pm-3pm.  That's two hours of writing mayhem!  The second write in will be Friday, November 23rd from 1pm-3pm.

Join us and make some words!  Cookies and soda will be supplied for the necessary sugar/caffeine rush to get your creative engine running. 

If you want more information or are looking for more write-ins, check out the NaNoWriMo forums for Northern Alabama!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Haven's ComicFest 2012 IS HERE!

I have seen the signs of what is to come-



Hm.  No, not that sign.  Can we get a little pizazz going here?


Aw, yeah, that's better.  Here at Haven Comics, it feels like things are getting a little...
 Creepy...

Kooky...


Mysterious and spooky...

All in the name of ComicFest 2012!  IT HAS BEGUN!
Come visit Haven Comics all this week for discounts on horror-themed trades and games, candy, free ComicFest comics, and even a Halloween party on Wednesday, Oct. 31st!




Uh, hey there Iron Man.  Lookin' good!



Saturday, October 27, 2012

Pumpkin Carving at Haven Comics

How is everyone's Saturday going?  Good, maybe a little chilly?  Here's a quick note to let you know that tomorrow (Sunday, Oct. 28th) from 1pm-3pm we will be having a...


BYOP* Pumpkin Carving Party!


Lantern Corps!


*Bring Your Own Pumpkin 

This will be the kick-off event to our Halloween ComicFest 2012!  We'll be decorating Haven in Halloween style and you are invited to come by and carve with us!  You bring the pumpkin, we'll roll out the tarp where all the scooped out pumpkin guts can go, and together we'll have ourselves a good old time.  If the mood strikes you feel free to grab a melon, squash, pineapple, or a traditional turnip to carve!  

Here are some templates to spark your imagination:

Dark Horse Pumpkin Carving Templates

ThinkGeek Pumpkin Templates

Avengers Pumpkin Templates that look like they are for Advanced-Level Carvers, but look pretty cool.

Haven's ComicFest 2012 will run the whole week (Oct. 28th - Nov 2nd) and will feature:



  • Free mini-comics featuring Batman, the Avengers, Axe Cop, and more. (Click here for a full list of titles.) 
  • Candy 
  • 20% off select horror-themed graphic novels 
  • 20% off select horror-themed games



  • Hope to see you there!

    Thursday, October 25, 2012

    Betrayal at House on the Hill

    Pumpkins getting carved into Jack o' Lanterns.

    Toilet paper being purchased in suspicious amounts by teenagers.

    Highly flammable costumes on sale by the dozen.

    That's right folks, it's almost Halloween, and we here at Haven are celebrating in a big way!  As part of our Halloween ComicFest 2012 we will be offering a spooktacular 20% off select horror-themed board games during the week of Oct. 28th to Nov 2nd.  In preparation for these horrifyingly good deals, I though I would bring you a quick review of one of my personal favorites.

    Betrayal at House on the Hill


    Players:  3 to 6
    Ages 12+

    BoardGameGeek Review can be found here.

    Here is the single, solitary fact you need to know about this game:  it is fun.  That's it!  It is a game, and the game is fun.  Go play the game and have fun!

    You want to know more?  Fine.

    Betrayal on House on the Hill is a game of creeping horror wherein you and your fellow players must explore a mansion that quickly reveals itself as a macabre maze.  The "board" for this game is a series of tiles, laid out turn-by-turn to build the mansion, giving it a new shape each time you play.  Each player takes the role of one six characters that will stumble into the eldritch items and mysterious events that litter the mansion.  Eventually an event will occur (through drawing item, event, and omen cards) that will lead one character to betray the rest.  From that point on players must either work together or outwit one another to ensure their own survival and meet the win conditions laid out by the game.

    One of the best parts of this game is building the mansion as the game goes along.  It adds a ton of replay value to the game, and can be a crucial part of the end game when you have to reach a specific room to win.  The item, event, and omen cards provide great atmosphere for the game and I have had more than one session where people have desperately clutch at their little pile of cards, trying to figure out how to use them for their own survival.

    The twist of a player betraying the rest is an interesting mechanic.  There are several different scenarios that can play out and forces players to interact with the mansion they've built over the course of the game.  One game might find you carrying a corpse into the chapel while the next sends you climbing over your allies to reach the front door before a wraith touches you and drains the life from your body.     

    Obviously, I enjoy this game.  If you have been eying your own copy please come by Haven during our Halloween ComicFest 2012 (Oct 28th-Nov 2nd) and pick it up at 20% off! 

    Please make a ghost noise to end this post.  Thank you. 

    Monday, October 08, 2012

    Halloween ComicFest!

    Halloween will be all week long at Haven. From October 28th to November 2nd, we'll be celebrating Halloween ComicFest 2012! Swing by for free comics and fun!

  • Free mini-comics featuring Batman, the Avengers, Axe Cop, and more. (Click here for a full list of titles.)
  • Candy
  • 20% off select horror-themed graphic novels
  • 20% off select horror-themed games

  • Tuesday, October 02, 2012

    Wednesday's Comics!! (10-3-12)



    2000 AD #1798
    2000 AD #1799
    ACTION COMICS #13
    ACTION COMICS #13 COMBO PACK
    AGE OF APOCALYPSE #8
    AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #695
    ANIMAL MAN #13
    ARCHIE #637
    AVENGERS ACADEMY #37 – Shortage Replacement
    AVENGERS ACADEMY #38
    AVENGERS VS X-MEN #11 (OF 12) – Shortage Replacement
    AVENGERS VS X-MEN #12 (OF 12)
    AVX VS #6 (OF 6)
    AVX VS #6 (OF 6) IMMONEN FIGHT POSTER VAR
    AXE COP: PRESIDENT O/T WORLD #3 (OF 3) – Shortage Replacement
    BATMAN FOAM BAT-A-RANGS 4PK – S/O Haven HP
    BATMAN/SCOOBY DOO: HALLOWEEN FEST #1 – S/O Haven HP
    BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT HC VOL 01 KNIGHT TERRORS
    BATWING #13
    BEFORE WATCHMEN: RORSCHACH #2 (OF 4)
    BEFORE WATCHMEN: RORSCHACH #2 (OF 4) COMBO PACK
    BOYS #71
    CREEPY COMICS #10
    CROW #4
    DAREDEVIL: END OF DAYS #1 (OF 8)
    DEATH: THE DELUXE EDITION HC
    DEFENDERS #11
    DETECTIVE COMICS #13
    DETECTIVE COMICS #13 COMBO PACK
    DIAL H #5
    DR. WHO VOL 3 #1
    DR. WHO MAGAZINE #451
    EARTH 2 #5
    FAIREST #8
    FAIRIES MAGAZINE #9
    FASHION BEAST #2
    FATALE #8
    GAME TRADE MAGAZINE #152
    GREEN ARROW #13
    GREEN LANTERN #13
    GREEN LANTERN #13 COMBO PACK
    GREEN LANTERN #13 WE CAN BE HEROES BLANK VAR ED
    HACK/SLASH #18
    HALLOWEEN RETAILER PARTY KIT – S/O Haven HP
    HELL YEAH TP VOL 01 LAST DAY ON EARTHS
    HYPERNATURALS #4
    LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #1
    MARVEL PREVIEWS OCTOBER 2012
    MINIMUM CARNAGE: ALPHA #1
    MUPPETS #4 (OF 4)
    PATHFINDER #2
    PLANET O/T APES: CATACLYSM #2
    PREVIEWS #289 OCTOBER 2012
    ROAD TO OZ #2 (OF 6)
    ROBYN HOOD #1 (OF 5)
    SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 #6
    SPACEKNIGHTS #1 (OF 3)
    STORMWATCH #13
    SWAMP THING #13
    THE LONE RANGER #10
    THIEF OF THIEVES #9
    TOLKIEN YEARS O/T BROTHERS HILDEBRANDT TP
    UNCANNY X-FORCE #32
    UNCANNY X-MEN #19
    VOLTRON #8
    WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #16
    WORLDS FINEST #5

    Monday, September 24, 2012

    Wednesday's Comics!! (9-26-12)


    ADVENTURE TIME #8
    ALL STAR WESTERN #0
    AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #694
    AMERICAN VAMPIRE #31
    AMERICAN VAMPIRE TP VOL 03
    ANGEL & FAITH #14
    AQUAMAN #0
    ARMY OF DARKNESS ONGOING #1
    ASTONISHING X-MEN #54
    AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER TP VOL 03 PROMISE PART 3
    AVENGERS TEMPORARY TATTOO – Haven HP
    AXE COP PRESIDENT O/T WORLD #3 (OF 3)
    BATMAN EARTH ONE HC
    BATMAN FOAM BAT-A-RANGS 4PK – Haven HP
    BATMAN INCORPORATED #0
    BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #0
    BEFORE WATCHMEN: OZYMANDIAS #3 (OF 6)
    BEFORE WATCHMEN: OZYMANDIAS #3 (OF 6) COMBO PACK
    BPRD: HELL ON EARTH - RETURN O/T MASTER #2 (OF 5)
    CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BLACK WIDOW #637
    CAPTAIN MARVEL #4
    DEADPOOL #61
    DEBRIS #3 (OF 4)
    DIANA GABALDON'S OUTLANDER GN VOL 01 EXILE
    ELEPHANTMEN #43
    ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST #12 (OF 12)
    FF #22
    FINE & PRIVATE PLACE #1 (OF 5)
    FLASH #0
    FURY MAX #6
    FURY OF FIRESTORM THE NUCLEAR MEN #0
    GAMBIT #3
    GI JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO #182
    HALLOWEEN MINI COMICS MEGA BUNDLE 2012 – Haven HP
    HAPPY #1 (OF 4)
    HAUNTED MANSION HC VOL 01 WELCOME FOOLISH MORTAL
    HELLRAISER #18
    HIT-GIRL #3 (OF 5)
    I VAMPIRE #0
    INCREDIBLE HULK #14
    INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #525
    JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #0
    MAGIC: THE GATHERING - SPELL THIEF #3
    MARS ATTACKS #4
    MARVEL UNIVERSE: ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #6
    NATIONAL COMICS: ROSE AND THORN #1
    NEIL GAIMAN CORALINE TP
    NEW DEADWARDIANS #7 (OF 8)
    PHANTOM LADY #2 (OF 4)
    POPEYE #5
    PUNISHER #16
    RACHEL RISING #11
    RED LANTERNS #0
    SAVAGE HAWKMAN #0
    SECRET AVENGERS #31
    SIMPSONS TREEHOUSE OF HORROR #18
    SIXTH GUN #25
    SNAKE EYES & STORM SHADOW #17
    SOULFIRE VOL 4 #2
    SPACE PUNISHER #3 (OF 4)
    STAR TREK: TNG/DOCTOR WHO - ASSIMILATION #5
    STAR WARS: DARTH MAUL - DEATH SENTENCE #3 (OF 4)
    STEED AND MRS PEEL ONGOING #1
    SUPERMAN #0
    SUPERMAN FAMILY ADVENTURES #5
    TAKIO #3
    TALON #0
    TEEN TITANS #0
    TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES COLOR CLASSICS #3
    TRANSFORMERS: MORE THAN MEETS EYE ONGOING #9
    TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE ANNUAL 2012
    ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #16
    UNCANNY AVENGERS #1 PARTY INVITE POSTCARDS
    VOODOO #0
    WINTER SOLDIER #11
    WOLVERINE #313
    WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #17
    WONDERLAND #3
    X-MEN #36
    X-MEN LEGACY #274
    X-TREME X-MEN #4
    YOUNGBLOOD #74

    Friday, September 14, 2012

    Wednesday's Comics!! (9-19-12)


    2000 AD #1797
    30 DAYS OF NIGHT ONGOING #10
    ACTION PHILOSOPHERS TP VOL 02 GIANT SIZED THING
    AVENGERS #30
    AVENGERS ACADEMY #37
    AVENGERS VS X-MEN #3 (OF 12) - Reorder
    BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #8
    BATWOMAN #0
    BEFORE WATCHMEN: NITE OWL #3 (OF 4)
    BEFORE WATCHMEN: NITE OWL #3 (OF 4) COMBO PACK
    BIRDS OF PREY #0
    BLUE BEETLE #0
    BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SPIKE #2 (OF 5)
    CALL OF WONDERLAND #4 (OF 4)
    CAPTAIN MARVEL #2 – S/O #101
    CATWOMAN #0
    COBRA ONGOING #17
    DANGER GIRL/GI JOE #3 (OF 4)
    DAREDEVIL #18
    DARK AVENGERS #180 – Shortage Replacement
    DARK AVENGERS #181
    DARK HORSE PRESENTS #16
    DARK TOWER: GUNSLINGER - MAN IN BLACK #4 (OF 5)
    DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #0
    DOCTOR WHO SPECIAL #32
    EARTH 2 #0
    FABLES #121
    GARTH ENNIS’ JENNIFER BLOOD #17
    GFT BAD GIRLS #2 (OF 5)
    GHOST #0
    GHOSTBUSTERS ONGOING #13
    GODZILLA: HALF CENTURY WAR #2 (OF 5)
    GODZILLA ONGOING #5
    GOTHAM CITY SIRENS TP VOL 03 STRANGE FRUIT – S/O
    GOTHAM CITY SIRENS TP VOL 04 DIVISION – S/O
    GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS #0
    HELLBOY TP 03 CHAINED COFFIN AND OTHERS – S/O
    JUSTICE LEAGUE #0
    JUSTICE LEAGUE #0 COMBO PACK
    LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #0
    LOBSTER JOHNSON: CAPUT MORTUUM #1
    MARVEL NOW BY QUESADA POSTER
    MIGHTY THOR #20
    MUPPETS #1 (OF 4)
    NEW MUTANTS #49
    NIGHTWING #0
    PETER PANZERFAUST #6
    PRINCESS MAGAZINE 8
    RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #0
    SHADOW #5
    SONIC UNIVERSE #44
    SPIDER-MAN SPIDER-ISLAND TP – S/O #8
    SPIDER-MEN #5 (OF 5)
    STAR TREK: NEXT GENERATION - HIVE #1
    STAR TREK ONGOING #13
    STAR WARS: DARTH VADER - GHOST PRISON #5 (OF 5)
    SUPERGIRL #0
    SWORD OF SORCERY #0
    THANOS: FINAL THREAT #1
    TRUE BLOOD ONGOING #5
    ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #15 DWF
    UNTOLD TALES OF PUNISHER MAX #4 (OF 5)
    UNWRITTEN #41
    VENOM #25
    WALKING DEAD #102
    WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE
    WALKING DEAD TP VOL 02 MILES BEHIND US
    WALKING DEAD TP VOL 03 SAFETY BEHIND BARS
    WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #15
    WINTER SOLDIER TP VOL 01 LONGEST WINTER
    WONDER WOMAN #0
    X-FACTOR #244
    YOUNG JUSTICE #20

    Tuesday, September 11, 2012

    Wednesday's Comics!! (9-12-12)


    2000 AD #1794
    2000 AD #1795
    2000 AD #1796
    AMERICAN VAMPIRE: LORD OF NIGHTMARES #4 (OF 5)
    AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #7
    AVENGERS ASSEMBLE BY BAGLEY POSTER
    AVENGERS VS X-MEN #11 (OF 12)
    AVENGERS VS. X-MEN BY CHEUNG POSTER
    AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #12
    BATGIRL #0
    BATMAN #0
    BATMAN #0 COMBO PACK
    BATMAN #0 VAR ED
    BATMAN #0 WE CAN BE HEROES BLANK VAR ED
    BATMAN AND ROBIN #0
    BATMAN: ARKHAM UNHINGED #6
    BATMAN: EARTH ONE HC
    BEFORE WATCHMEN: COMEDIAN #3 (OF 6)
    BEFORE WATCHMEN: COMEDIAN #3 (OF 6) COMBO PACK
    BLUE BEETLE #12
    BTVS SEASON 9 FREEFALL #13
    CAPTAIN AMERICA #17
    CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BLACK WIDOW #636
    CAPTAIN MARVEL #3
    CONAN THE BARBARIAN #8
    CREEP #1
    DC HEROCLIX 10TH ANNIVERSARY 24 CT DISPLAY – S/O #66
    DEATHSTROKE #0
    DEMON KNIGHTS #0
    DOCTOR WHO ANNUAL 2012
    DR WHO MAGAZINE #450 – S/O #6
    FANTASTIC FOUR #610
    FRANKENSTEIN: AGENT OF SHADE #0
    GAME OF THRONES #10
    GFT JUNGLE BOOK #5 (OF 5)
    GOTHAM CITY SIRENS TP VOL 03 STRANGE FRUIT – S/O
    GOTHAM CITY SIRENS TP VOL 04 DIVISION – S/O
    GREEN LANTERN CORPS #0
    GREEN LANTERN THE ANIMATED SERIES #6
    GRIFTER #0
    HARBINGER #4
    HAUNT #26
    HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #2 (OF 6)
    HONEY BADGER SMALL PG-RATED TALKING PLUSH
    HONEY BADGER SMALL R-RATED TALKING PLUSH
    NCREDIBLE HULK #13
    JENNIFER BLOOD: FIRST BLOOD #1
    JUDAS COIN HC
    LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #11 – S/O #101
    LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #12
    LEGO SW CLONE TROOPER/COMMANDO DROID SET
    LEGO SW ENDOR REBEL/IMPERIAL TROOPER SET
    MARVEL HEROCLIX 10TH ANNIVERSARY 24 CT DISPLAY – S/O #66
    MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS EARTHS HEROES #6
    MASSIVE #4
    MICHAEL AVON OEMINGS’ THE VICTORIES #2 (OF 5)
    MOUSE GUARD: LEGENDS O/T GUARD HC VOL 01 LEATHER BOUND SET
    NEMESIS TP
    NEW AVENGERS #30
    ORCHID #9
    PRINCE OF STORIES: - MANY WORLDS OF NEIL GAIMAN SC
    RAVAGERS #0
    RESURRECTION MAN #0
    ROCKETEER: CARGO OF DOOM #2 (OF 4)
    SAINT #0
    SCARLET SPIDER #9
    SHADE #12 (OF 12)
    SPONGEBOB COMICS #12
    STAR WARS: KNIGHT ERRANT - ESCAPE #4 (OF 5)
    STAR WARS: LOST TRIBE O/T SITH - SPIRAL #2 (OF 5)
    STEVE JOBS: GENIUS BY DESIGN CAMPFIRE GN
    STUMPTOWN V2 #1
    SUICIDE SQUAD #0
    SUICIDE SQUAD #7 – S/O
    SUPERBOY #0
    TEAM 7 #0
    THUNDA #2
    TRANSFORMERS: MORE MEETS EYE ANNUAL 2012 #1
    ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #16 UWS
    UNCANNY X-FORCE #31
    UNCANNY X-MEN #18
    WARLORD OF MARS #21
    WINTER SOLDIER #10
    WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #16
    X-MEN #35
    X-MEN LEGACY #273
    X-O MANOWAR (ONGOING) #5
    X-TREME X-MEN #3

    Tuesday, September 04, 2012

    Come get your Walking Dead pin!

    We have Walking Dead pins! Seven different pins featuring art by Charlie Adlard. All free while supplies last! Come in and get yours today!

    And remember: When the going gets tough, the tough get a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire.

    Celebrate Magic with Haven Comics

     
     
    Saturday, Sept. 8th
    5:30pm

    Each participant gets a free booster pack
    of the Magic 2013 Core Set. More packs can be won in the mini-master event.

    Earn the exclusive Magic Celebration Achievement for your Planeswalker Point account.

    Pick up a flyer with a Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 promo code and a callout for upcoming Magic release, Return to Ravnica.