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