Calendar of Events

Friday, December 19, 2014

Deep Wars Campaign Tournament - Saturday, January 10



Deep Wars Campaign Tournament
Saturday, January 10th.
Registration starts at 11, dice roll at noon.

FREE

Bring an 800 point warband, individual games will be played between 350 and 650 points (with warbands).

Thursday, December 18, 2014

BACK IN STOCK - Magic the Gathering Conspiracy



Magic Conspiracy is back in stock for your Christmas Holiday draft events.
Pick some up tonight during our Thursday Night Magic event.

Don't forget instead of TWO Pre-Release events in January we will only be doing one and have limited seats available.
Sign up (and pre-pay) today to ensure your spot.

Cards Against Humanity Delivery Update


I just checked the tracking info and they are saying we should have more copies of Cards Against Humanity on Friday.
Keep your fingers crossed.

Call the store Friday and evening to see if copies arrived or ask to be placed on the waiting list.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

JUST ARRIVED - Star Wars Imperial Assault





Enter a galaxy far, far away in Imperial Assault, a tactical board game for two to five players!
Imperial Assault (FFG SWI01, $99.95) contains two complete games, each offering players a unique window into the Star Wars universe. In the campaign game, up to four players take on the roles of heroes of the Rebellion, attempting to uncover an Imperial plot to destroy the Rebellion. Alongside the campaign game, Imperial Assault players can experience a skirmish game that challenges two players to muster strike teams of Rebels, Imperials, and Mercenaries and battle head-to-head over conflicting objectives. Both games within Imperial Assault offer unique tactical challenges set in the midst of the Galactic Civil War.

I hope you reserved a copy.
There may be some copies available that are not spoken for, contact the store to find out.

p.s.
Don't forget in January the comic event of the year starts - the return of Star Wars to Marvel comics.
Look for our launch party details coming soon.
Sign up to receive Star Wars today !!

Cards Against Humanity Update


OK I lied.
I was able to order one more batch of Cards Against Humanity that will arrive in store just before Christmas.

We have our largest shipment of this game coming in sometime between now and Christmas eve (I'm hoping for it any day now).

If you want a copy reserved for you, give us your name and number.

REMINDER - We will be closing early on Christmas Eve.

Have yourself a merry little Krampus

Guess what's in-store today!


It's the tpb of Image Comics' Krampus miniseries! Hooray!

It was actually supposed to be in stock two weeks ago, but as revealed in this interview, it's just arriving today. That interview also provides a quick, bare-bones introduction to anyone who doesn't know about Krampus already:

The Krampus is a figure from Eastern European Holiday lore, a demonic creature who punishes wicked children on Christmas Eve, even as Santa rewards the good ones. In our book, the Krampus has been locked up for a few decades due to his inability to change with Secret Society of Santa Clauses' views on punishing the naughty.

You read that right, the Secret Society of Santa Clauses:


Look at them all! How awesome is that?

The entire book is that much fun. This isn't a kid's book, it's a little bit dark (which is to be expected with a Germanic whipping-demon), but Krampus will make an excellent seasonal gift for that person on your list with the twisted sense of humor. Come get a copy today!

Comic Store West Changes Are Coming (part 5) - IMPORTANT PLEASE READ

Changes and some new exciting things are coming to Comic Store West in 2015.
We will be revealing the changes over the next several weeks so keep checking back.

SUBSCRIPTION POLICY 

All of our subscribers have received subscription policy changes for 2015 in their pull boxes.

I just wanted to repeat what we are doing here.

We love reserving books for you, it's the cornerstone of what any good comic store does.  We have never and will never charge you to be a subscriber.  We offer all of our subscribers a discount on all of their purchases.  However, we have some subscribers who are taking advantage of our service.

A quick review of subscriber boxes have uncovered comics that have been sitting in boxes for 2,3,4 and even 5 years.  THIS CAN NO LONGER HAPPEN !!!!!

Beginning in 2015 ANY COMICS IN A PULL BOX, that are older than 6 weeks will NOT be eligible for the subscriber discount.

After 8 weeks comics remaining in pull boxes MAY be removed from the pull boxes and the subscriber MAY go on double secret probation and may no longer receive their discount and we may even close the subscriber box.

WHY ARE WE DOING THIS

We order comics based on what the customer subscribes to and a few extras for the shelf.  When the comics ship to us we are charged for them and pay for them.  When they sit in customer boxes they do not generate money for us.  The customer has to pay us for the comic that they 'ordered' from us for the store to make the money back that they originally paid out.  So the store loses money if comics (or other product that was ordered and not paid for) do not get purchased in a timely manner.

We understand things can happen, if you come to us and let us know you are having a hardship and may be unable to pick up something timely we will work with you.  But we can no longer hold stuff for the length of time we had in the past.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Agents of SHIELD spoilers: what just happened?

It's been a week now, so we're going to assume everyone's had a chance to see the winter finale of Agents of SHIELD. If you haven't, consider this a spoiler warning, because we're about to explain who all those characters were and what the heck is going on.


Monday, December 15, 2014

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Spider-Man is headed to the Supreme Court

Or at least, one of his toys is.


According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case of Stephen Kimble, who, in 1990, patented an idea for a Web Blaster toy that would spray foam by means of a trigger in the palm. In other words, this thing. He took the idea to Marvel, who passed, but when another company began making the same thing for them, he sued for patent infringement.

Marvel settled in 2001 - they purchased the patent rights and gave him 3% of the royalties until the patent expired in 2010.

Kimble sued again in 2006, when Hasbro started making the things. He apparently didn't like the fact that they were being sold with masks and other roleplay gear. Marvel counter-sued, and the case was finally settled in 2013. Marvel won, thanks to Brulotte v. Thys Co., a case that forbids patent holders from collecting royalties after the patent has expired. Now Kimble wants SCOTUS to overturn that 1964 decision, claiming it's the "product of a bygone era."

That's what makes this interesting: the court agreeing to hear this case isn't really about Spider-Man, it's about whether the march of time requires re-examination of past decisions. In other words, just because something is settled once, it doesn't mean it's settled for all time.

BACK IN STOCK - Cards Against Humanity


The last shipment of CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY before Christmas has just arrived.
All expansions are currently available.
As always they won't last long so get in soon.

Friday, December 12, 2014

DC's March variant covers go to the movies

We've got another month of themed variant covers on the horizon, this one all inspired by classic movie posters:









(Obviously, click to embiggen any of those, and get a better view.)

That's 22 books coming this spring, each with a cool homage to a famous flick. If there are any you want, just let us know and we'll tell you how you can get it.

Comic Store West Changes Are Coming (part 4)

Changes and some new exciting things are coming to Comic Store West in 2015.
We will be revealing the changes over the next several weeks so keep checking back.



Game, Statue, and Toy pre-orders:
Any special orders (non-comics) MUST be picked up with 2 weeks of arriving in the store (UNLESS SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS ARE MADE IN ADVANCE). We will date your item after we call you to let you know the item has arrived. The item MUST be picked up within 2 weeks of hearing from us or we will put it out to sell (and you will not be able to pre-order items from us).

We will be happy to give a 20% discount off of the purchase price if the item is paid for in full at time of order.

If you have non-comic items on hold now, please come and pick up before the end of the year.  We will be going through all non-comic holds and cleaning up after Christmas.


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