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Monday, July 28, 2014

WizCon 2014 Is Postponed Until Saturday, August 30


So I came in this morning and had the following email message from our gaming distributor from WizKids Games:

Con In Your Store Message from WizKids:

Dear Retailer,
Due to high demand and wanting to ensure all stores get their product at the same time, the Con In Your Store product will not be available for delivery until August 8th. Please update your WizKids Events System dates that may fall before this time. On Wed July 30th we will be deleting all events that are prior to this date. The WizKids Event System will be updated shortly to prevent new CIYS events from occurring before August 8th.


I'm very sorry to say that this weekend's WizCon is off.

What does this mean?
The date has been moved to Saturday, August 30.

We will move all Battle Royales that were going to be run on Saturday and Sunday moved to the 30th.
The same SUPER AWESOME prizes will be available.
As soon as we receive the prizes we will be posting pictures on our website so keep checking back.

The Attack Wing event scheduled for Saturday, August 2 is still on. No change to this event at all.
Price is the same ($20).  This is Month 2 of THE COLLECTIVE OP KIT.

The HeroClix War of Light Month 3 Event scheduled for Sunday, August 3rd at 2PM is still on as normal.
This is the first chance to get the next wave War of Light figures. Price is still the same ($30)

Dice Masters is cancelled. All official OP events are on hold until WizKids can get product in the pipeline.
We are very sorry. You are free to come in and play some free play of Dice Masters at the store anytime.

I've been playing during down time at the store and have a killer team if you care to play against me
feel free to stop in some Saturday evening when I am working.

What about pre-ordered exclusive items?
All those that have pre-ordered the exclusive items (Captain Sentinel, Spidey and Amazing Friends team base, etc.) will still be getting these items. They look like they are to arrive at the store on Friday August 8. 

We will let you know when they do arrive (since WizKids can't seem to hit a deadline).

Will there be Exclusives left to sell?
We have had a huge number of pre-orders of some of these exclusive items. We do anticiapte having
a few available for sale when they arrive but we will of course meet all of our pre-orders before putting any on the shelf.

Keep checking back here though because if we do have some for sale, I will post it here first.

WE AT COMIC STORE WEST ARE VERY DISAPPOINTED IN THE BUSINESS DECISION MADE BY WIZKIDS GAMES TO DELAY THIS PROMOTION, ESPECIALLY WHEN WE'VE SPENT A LOT OF TIME AND MONEY ON GETTING THINGS READY FOR THIS WEEKEND.

THANK YOU ALL FOR UNDERSTANDING WHILE WE SCRAMBLE TO RECOVER FROM THIS DELAY.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS YOU CAN EMAIL ME AT THE STORE EMAIL OR MY PERSONAL EMAIL ADDRESS LISTED ON OUR WEBSITE.

Marvel announces "Agents of SHIELD" comic

As announced Sunday at SDCC, Marvel is finally cashing in on the success of their Agents of SHIELD TV show with a new ongoing series. Which, okay, is nice, but it's not really an earth-shattering announcement - more of an "everybody figured they'd do it eventually" thing.

But here's what's really cool: the book is going to be written by Mark Waid, a guy who's insanely knowledgeable about comics history, and this gives him access to pretty much every character Marvel has ever published. The book is going to feature everybody from the show - Coulson, yes, but also Agent May, Fitz and Simmons, all making their 616 debuts - but they'll also be recruiting specific guest star superheroes as the need arises.

To go along with the rotating cast of characters, there will also be a rotating team of artists: Carlos Pacheco is up first, but you'll also see guys like Chris Sprouse and Alan Davis. Plus, the book is going to be single-issue, done-in-one stories: if the art or the premise on an issue catches your eye, you'll be able to buy it without worrying that you won't see a payoff for another six months.

Personally, I'm very excited about this book, and will be adding it to my sub list when it comes out. The book starts in December, which means it should be in the October Previews catalog; at that point, we'll be more than happy to make sure you get a copy!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Buzz Aldrin wearing the Infinity Gauntlet

Yesterday was the 45th anniversary of the moon landing. And today, this happened:


Buzz Aldrin: second human being to walk on the moon, honorary member of the Guardians of the Galaxy.

RED HOT COMIC OF THE WEEK - Guardians of the Galaxy Mini Figures


ok you can pick up the Guardians of the Galaxy comic (#17) this week before going to see the movie this weekend but the RED HOT COMIC OF THE WEEK is not a comic but an comic related item (still available on Wednesday) - The GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY MINI FIGURES. These look really cool and these blind box collectible figures have been very popular at the shop recently.

These won't last long (maybe not even until the weekend). If you want one (or 2 or 3) get in Wednesday.

New Comics on Sale - July 30, 2014


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Saturday, July 26, 2014

First image of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman (plus the Batsuit)

Director Zack Snyder just revealed this image during his panel at SDCC:


(click to view it supersized)

DC also has the full-body Batsuit in a big glass case on the floor:


Those both look pretty awesome, don't they?

Friday, July 25, 2014

Did Someone Say Dice Masters?


1 starter and 2 awesome playmats are left after we pulled all waiting list orders. 

Come and get it !!!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Avengers vs. Ultron

All weekend at SDCC, Marvel is giving out a series of eight posters showing the Avengers fighting hordes of Ultron robots. Put all together, they form one giant image of battle:

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

#StarTrek #AttackWing The Collective - Month 2



Star Trek Attack Wing
The Collective - Month 1
Saturday, August 2 at 5pm
Entry fee = $20

Format:
SEMI-CONSTRUCTED EVENTS
BRING 90 POINTS, RECEIVE A BLIND SHIP BOOSTER AND ADD 30 ADDITIONAL
POINTS TO YOUR FLEET. EXCLUSIVE SHIPS IN THE BLIND BOOSTERS !!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

It's Batman's 75th Anniversary

Batman's 75th Anniversary - All day Wednesday, July 22nd (or while supplies last)

Batman TP / Graphic Novels : 25% OFF
(in stock only, no rain checks)

FREE Batman Comic!

FREE Batman masks (with purchase of any Batman comic)

Spend $50 or more on Batman STUFF, and get a FREE Batman Cape!

A note about the new Thor

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