Sunday, April 28, 2013

Free Comic Book Day 2013

Free Comic Book Day is this Saturday, May 4th, and I can hardly wait. This year's line-up of comics might be the most wide-ranging yet. We have Thanos, Star Wars, and a sneak peek at Scott Snyder's take on Superman. We have reissues of classic Buck Rogers comic strips and Judge Dredd stories. For kids, we have Sesame Street, Molly Danger, and Pippi Longstocking (she has a lemonade tree!) For a complete list of comics, check out Free Comic Book Day's website.

And besides the free comics, Haven will be having special deals on back issues and novelties along with treats and a few special guests!

Free Comic Book Day is our favorite day of the year. Come down this Saturday and join us!

Monday, April 22, 2013

The Annotated My Little Pony

Just in case you didn't catch all the pop-culture references Andy Price tucked into My Little Pony #1-4 (hint: you didn't), ComicsAlliance has an annotated guide revealing Price's sly references to everything from the Blues Brothers to Ziggy Stardust to Andy Price and Katie Cook themselves. Check it out


Thursday, April 18, 2013

Superman turns 75

Today is the seventy-fifth anniversary of the publication of Action Comics #1. That issue marked the debut of Superman and the superhero genre.

To put seventy-five years in perspective, after Superman made it big in comics, he soon got his own radio serial. (Which you can listen to for free here.) Since then, Superman has been on TV shows, newspaper comic strips, original novels, movies, and video games. There really isn't any part of American popular culture that he hasn't been part of.

And for anybody who snorts at all this and thinks Superman is outdated and overly idealistic--who calls him a big, blue boyscout--I dare you to listen to John Williams'  opening theme for Superman: The Movie and not feel a little tug on your heart-strings.

Happy birthday, Superman. Long live truth, justice, and the American way.







Saturday, April 13, 2013

Incredible chalk Batwoman!

Last night, Redditor LuzzyLiz posted this picture of an awesome chalk-art Batwoman she and her friends did for a school event.


Click here for a gallery of making-of photos. 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Make your RPGs even better!


A lot of the GMs at Haven use Obsidian Portal (www.obsidianportal.com) to organize all their campaign information and give their players a place to access a campaign wiki, session recaps, NPCs, items, maps, and handouts from the game.  It's awesome.

As it happens, they're trying to make it even better, and they are currently running a Kickstarter to Reforge the site, to streamline it and make it even more user-friendly.  If you want to support these efforts and grab some great perks for doing so, go check out their Kickstarter at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/252020431/obsidian-portal-reforged.




Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Wednesday's Comics!! (4-17-13)

Age Of Ultron #6 (of 10)
ADVENTURE TIME #15
AGE OF ULTRON #6 (OF 10)
ASTONISHING X-MEN #61
ATOMIC ROBO REAL SCIENCE ADV #8
AVENGERS PREM HC VOL 01 AVENGERS WORLD
BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #15
BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #18
BATWOMAN #19
BIRDS OF PREY #19
BLACK BEETLE #3 (OF 4)
BLOODSHOT (VU) #10 HARBINGER WARS (3 OF 3)
BPRD HELL ON EARTH #106
BRICKJOURNAL #23
CABLE AND X-FORCE #7
CAPTAIN AMERICA #6
CAPTAIN MARVEL #12
CATWOMAN #19 2.99
CONAN THE BARBARIAN #15
CYBER FORCE #4
DANGER GIRL: TRINITY #1 (OF 4)
DAREDEVIL #25
DAREDEVIL: END OF DAYS #7 (OF 8)
DARK AVENGERS #189
DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #19
DEJAH THORIS & GREEN MEN OF MARS #3 (OF 8)
DETECTIVE COMICS #19 COMBO PACK
DISNEY GIRLS PRESENTS #13
DISNEY JUNIOR MAGAZINE #13
DOCTOR WHO :PRISONERS OF TIME #4 (OF 12)
DOCTOR WHO VOL 3 #7
DOCTOR WHO VOL 3 #8
EVIL ERNIE #5
FABLES #128
FIVE GHOSTS HAUNTING OF FABIAN GRAY #2 (OF 5)
GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #84
GHOSTBUSTERS #3
GI JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO #189
GODZILLA ONGOING #11
GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS #19
HAPPY TP
HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #1
HELLRAISER: DARK WATCH #3
HOUSE OF GOLD & BONES #1 (OF 4)
IRON MAN #8
JSA LIBERTY FILES: THE WHISTLING SKULL #5 (OF 6)
JUDGE DREDD #6
JUSTICE LEAGUE #19
JUSTICE LEAGUE #19
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICAS VIBE #3
LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #19
MAGIC THE GATHERING: PATH OF VENGEANCE #4
MANHATTAN PROJECTS TP VOL 02
MUNCHKIN BOOKMARK COLLECTION
NIGHTWING #19
NOVA #3
OLYMPIANS GN VOL 01 ZEUS KING OF THE GODS
PATHFINDER #6
POPEYE CLASSICS ONGOING #9
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #19
RED LANTERNS #18
SAVAGE WOLVERINE
SIXTH GUN #30
SIXTH GUN: SONS O/T GUN #3 (OF 5)
SONIC UNIVERSE #51
STAR WARS: DARTH VADER & NINTH ASSASSIN #1 (OF 5)
SUPERGIRL #19
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #8
SWORD OF SORCERY #7
THIEF OF THIEVES #13
THUNDERBOLTS #8
TMNT VILLAIN MICROSERIES #1
TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE #16
ULTIMATE COMICS: WOLVERINE #3 (OF 4)
VENOM #34
WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #9
WOLVERINE MAX #6
WONDER WOMAN #19
WONDER WOMAN #19 WE CAN BE HEROES BLANK VAR ED
X-FACTOR #254
X-MEN LEGACY #9
X-O MANOWAR (VU) #12
YOUNG JUSTICE TP VOL 02 TRAINING DAY

Monday, April 01, 2013

Haven's Birthday! 20% Off Trades and Games on 4/3/2013

No joke about it, this week Haven Comics is turning 12 years old!




They grow up so fast!

How do you throw a birthday party for a store?  You can't buy it presents because it is already filled with comics, games, and action figures.  You can bake it a cake, but it won't blow out the candles (unless you hold the cake up to an a/c vent).  It is hard to make up party games like "Let's Dust the Floorboards" or "What's In That Long Box?" and comic book stores can't fit inside bouncy castles.

So, instead of trying to find a party hat big enough to fit on the front door, we're going to celebrate with all of our awesome customers!

Come join us on Wednesday, April 3rd to celebrate 12 years of supplying the comic fans of North Huntsville and beyond with all their comic-related needs.  Pick up the comics in your box, grab a cupcake, and receive your complimentary Birthday High-Five*.  On top of that, take 20% off all trades and games to celebrate Haven Comics' big day. 


*Birthday High-Fives available while supplies last.