Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The secret origin of Mary Jo Duffy

I was reading some old Wonder Woman comics and found this letter on the final page of Wonder Woman #216. It's from Mary Jo Duffy, a future editor for Marvel and writer on DC's Catwoman series.

The letter appeared in the March 1975 issue of Wonder Woman. Assuming Wikipedia is the irrefutable information source high school sophomores hope it is, Mary Jo was twenty-one when she wrote it. It tickles me that, in one letter, she touches on big cultural issues (the accurate representation of feminism) and utter minutiae (whether Wonder Woman should use Amazonian oaths in her alter ego). Truly, a mighty editor was in the making.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Two great Halloween events coming up!

Here's two great events we have planned for the Halloween season…

Saturday, October 26th, from 8 pm to midnight, Haven regulars will be running games at the Huntsville-Madison Library's teen masquerade ball. The ball is open to teens in middle and high school. Along with a host of Halloween-themed games (Zombie Munchkin, Zombie Fluxx, and Ghost Blitz among others), the ball will feature food, dancing, and crafts. For more information, check the library's website.

And on Wednesday, October 30th, from noon to 7 pm, Haven will be participating in Halloween ComicFest 2013, along with comic shops all across the country! We will have free comics for all ages, treats, and special deals. Wednesday only, we'll have 25% off all games, back issues, and graphic novels. To check out all the comics available on Wednesday, check out the Halloween ComicFest website.

So come out to the masquerade ball or ComicFest and celebrate Halloween with us!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

In your satin tights / Fighting for your rights

I recently bought a bunch of old Wonder Woman comics. Was a bit tickled to see that the previous owner (or maybe his mom) went through and erased the ladies' cleavage. I can't decide if this is creepy or absolutely adorable.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

CAPTAIN AMERICA LIVING LEGEND #1 (OF 4) (RES)
NEW COMICS FOR WEDNESDAY 10-02-13

 
ACTION COMICS #24                                      
ALL NEW X-MEN #17
ALL NEW X-MEN SPECIAL #1  
ARCHIE #648
BATMAN #23.3 PENGUIN STANDARD ED 
BATMAN AND ROBIN #23.3 RAS AL GHUL STANDARD ED          
BATMAN COURT OF OWLS BOOK & MASK SET (N52)            
BATWING #24                                             
BUSHIDO #1 (OF 5)                                       
CAPTAIN AMERICA LIVING LEGEND #1 (OF 4) (RES)        
DARBY POP FREE PREVIEW BOOK (NET)                         
DAREDEVIL DARK NIGHTS #5 (OF 8)                     
DETECTIVE COMICS #24   
DOCTOR WHO PRISONERS OF TIME #9 (OF 12) IDW
EARTH 2 #16                 
ELEPHANTMEN #51 (MR)                             
FAIREST #20 (MR) 
FANTOMEX MAX #1 (OF 4) (MR)      
FOREVER EVIL #2 (OF 7)    
GFT GIANT SIZE 2013 (UNLEASHED PT6)
GFT WONDERLAND DOWN RABBIT HOLE #5 (OF 5)
GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #194              
GI JOE COBRA FILES #7                     
GREEN ARROW #24                                       
GREEN LANTERN #23.3 BLACK HAND STANDARD ED          
GREEN LANTERN #24                                 
GREEN LANTERN #24 COMBO PACK                        
HE MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #6             
HINTERKIND #1 (MR)                              
HUNGER #3 (OF 4)                                 
INFINITY HUNT #2 (OF 4)                                 
IRON MAN #16                             
JUSTICE LEAGUE #23.3 DIAL E STANDARD ED                
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7.3 SHADOW THIEF   2.99  DC
LAZARUS #4 (MR)                  
MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN #1 (OF 5)                  
MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #1
MIGHTY AVENGERS #2 INF             
MORNING GLORIES #32 (MR)                        
MYSTERY SOCIETY DELUXE HC                          
OCCULTIST #1 (OF 5)                                    
PATHFINDER GOBLINS #3 (OF 5)                            
PHINEAS AND FERB MAGAZINE #19                        
SAVAGE WOLVERINE #9                                     
SHADOWMAN #11 REG MARCUS TO                        
SONS OF ANARCHY #1 (OF 6) (MR)                     
STAR WARS #2 (OF 8) LUCAS DRAFT (C: 1-0-0)           
SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN NOW #4                      
SUPERMAN #23.3 HEL STANDARD ED                          
SWAMP THING #24                                       
THUNDERBOLTS #16 INF                                    
TMNT VILLAIN MICROSERIES #6 HUN (C: 1-0-0)         
TRINITY OF SIN THE PHANTOM STRANGER #12             
WITCHING HOUR #1 (MR)  

GREEN LANTERN #24

"LIGHTS OUT" part one! Relic arrives on Oa as this massive story kicks off! Can the different Lantern Corps come together to stop this powerful enemy? Lights Out will see Lanterns die, others change allegiances-and nothing will be the same ever again! Trust us: We MEAN IT!


MYSTERY SOCIETY DELUXE HC 

Together, Nick and Anastasia-husband and wife-are the Mystery Society. They are rich, resourceful, refined, and determined to uncover the paranormal secrets of the world's underbelly... and in need of new recruits. Their first case: finding the missing skull of Edgar Allan Poe. In the 2013 Special, our outlandish heroes plumb the depths of the ocean to carry out an exchange with an eccentric collector who isn't what he seems.


CAPTAIN AMERICA LIVING LEGEND #1 

When a top-secret orbital research station is dragged from the sky by an unknown alien force, army-of-one Steve Rogers finds himself caught between two global superpowers on the brink of war! But how does it involve Volkov - a decorated Russian officer he last crossed paths with during the closing days of World War II, who disappeared on an ill-fated lunar mission over forty years ago?