Calendar of Events

Thursday, June 30, 2011

DC - The New 52



Stop in and check out the latest Previews detailing all of the comics to be part of the DC New 52.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

NEW Comics This Week - Marvel


Incredible Hulks Annual #1
In the exciting conclusion to the trip to another dimension, (that began in the Spider-Man and Deadpool Annuals) BRUCE BANNER finally discovers why he can’t turn into the Hulk in this world. He thought he’d found the perfect place—but there’s one doppelganger we haven’t met yet. And when the alternate-universe Hulk emerges, will Banner, Spidey and Deadpool be enough to stop him?

On sale today.

NEW Comics This Week - DC Flashpoint





New DC Flashpoint titles on sale today.

FLASHPOINT HAL JORDAN #1 (OF 3) $2.99 (comes with pin)
FLASHPOINT GREEN ARROW INDUSTRIES #1 $2.99
FLASHPOINT PROJECT SUPERMAN #1 (OF 3) $2.99 (comes with pin)
FLASHPOINT THE CANTERBURY CRICKET #1 $2.99

Monday, June 27, 2011

NEW Captain America Trailer



I still think this will be the BEST comic book movie of the year.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Upcoming HeroClix Products Release Dates

I've gotten a few emails regarding release dates for HeroClix products. Here are the dates that I can find:

Captain America - July 13
(WizKids has announced a complete sell out of this set, as a result we do not anticipate being able to re-order this item. You can pre-order and pre-pay for bricks and cases now but we are no longer offering the pre-order discount).

Thor Fast Forces Starter - Mid-July

Street Fighter HeroClix - August 10

Gears of War HeroClix - August 17

Watchmen Fast Forces Starter - Mid-September

Saturday, June 25, 2011

DC Comics - The New 52

I sat down over a beer with with DC Executives Dan Didio, Jim Lee, and Geoff Johns to discuss The NEW DC 52 on Thursday.

Here's the scoop that I am allowed to tell you:

1> This is no gimmick, there is no plan to revert the numbering back in 6 months or a year. This is one of the single biggest events in DC Comics history.

2> DC plans on publishing a total of 80 books per month (which includes Vertigo and Kids comics).

3> The new 52 books are on a SOLID deadline and DC is being very strict with the creative teams on deadlines.

4> They are planning on releasing 13 of the 52 comics each week and spread the Batman, and Green Lantern books around since there are many tie in books.

5> Justice League will not be set in the current time as the other books. Justice League will be focused in the past and detail how the Big Guns of DC learned to work together.

6> 48 of the 52 comics will be priced at $2.99 (Action, Justice League, Sgt Rock, and the Western title will be $3.99)

I am really excited about the relaunch after seeing some of the interior artwork and some of the covers. If you are a DC fan or a comics fan in general you definitely want to take advantage of the special we will be announcing soon on all of the FIRST ISSUES.

(Look for more information this week)

NEW GAMES THIS WEEK - part 3 (MINIATURES)




Welcome to an alternate 1940‘s reality. The year is 1947, and the war spawned by Germany’s invasion of Poland never ended - instead it grew and spread worldwide. In Dust Tactics, a tactical miniatures board game for 2-4 players, Allied and Axis forces clash over the revolutionary Vk, a rare and mysterious alien power source that fuels the construction of incredible World War II weaponry. Elite troops and massive combat robots wage violent battles to claim the world’s Vk deposits, because controlling Vk and denying it to the enemy could inevitably decide the outcome of the war.

In Operation "SeeLöwe", the upcoming expansion for Dust Tactics, the Allies are desperate; they face catastrophic losses across the coast of Great Britain so dire that they have no choice but to split their focus, sending Her Majesty’s fleet to face the Axis Kriegsmarine in the Channel, and leaving the naval base at Scapa Flow defenseless...or so it seems.


With eight exciting scenarios that tell the story of the attack on Scapa Flow and its defenses, new tiles, and new heroes, Operation “SeeLöwe” ensures that the battlefield will never be the same. Players can also blast new energy into their Dust Tactics experience with two new walker expansions for Dust Tactics: the Allied Light Assault Walker expansion and the Axis Light Panzer Walker expansion, each including one customizable walker body with two possible weapon configurations, bring agility and deadly weapon systems to your Dust Tactics troops.

The new heroes introduced in Operation “SeeLöwe”, along with past heroes, can take advantage of an exciting new ability that is also introduced: "Heroic Attack". Use this ability to change the course of the battle. Once per game, an activated hero can use Heroic Attack until the end of the round. This ability makes the hero and any squad he joins invulnerable to all attacks against him/them, while the hero/squad, can act normally, move, and attack.

Stationed at the naval base of Scapa Flow are both Allied scientists who are rushing to finish the development of a revolutionary new type of aircraft carrier, and a special division of ASOCOM. They will prove a difficult challenge for the Axis forces. With such a formidable enemy, Axis players will want to expand their armies to include the new Axis walker expansion. The Light Panzer Walker expansion includes one primed, unpainted body that can be customized to either Heinrich or Hermann with the included weapon attachments, both offering advantages for any Axis general to bring onto the battlefield.

With one of the most deadly weapon systems seen since the beginning of the war Heinrich can crush an entire squad, whether or not it’s equipped with heavy armor and engage enemies from a great distance. Heinrich’s incredible firepower derives from its four, powerful FlaKvierling cannons. The Axis’ newest light footed anti-tank robot,Hermann, elicits the same uneasiness in your opponent as Heinrich. With a revolutionary laser cannon Hermann can annihilate your opponent early in the game, find Hermann a secure position and use its sustained fire to waste any Allied armored unit.

The stimulating expedition of Operation “SeeLöwe” offers players new tactical decisions in an urban environment. The new tiles bring the first buildings into the game: normal buildings and hangars. Buildings yield their own special rules that can influence a player’s strategy. Squads and heroes are the only units that qualify to jump over buildings and hangars or enter them, vehicles cannot. Additionally, buildings offer players two forms of cover: soft and hard, depending on whether the squad is targeted from within the building or from outside. Squads can only attack or be attacked if they are on a square of the building or hangar that has an exit.

The secret Axis organization, Blutkreuz Korps, has deployed to Scapa Flow with one mission: capture the new Allied ship or destroy it! An Allied general, desiring to terminate this Axis threat on the battlefield, must bring the best of the best to the front lines. Thenewest Dust Tactics Light Assault Walker, either Wildfire or Honey, provides players with a multitude of advantages. The Light Assault Walker expansion features one primed, unpainted Allied walker, with two attachments to create either the fearsome Wildfire or the nimble Honey.

Created by Allied scientists, Wildfire’s dreadful weapon system will be a match for any Axis weaponry. The four heavy machine guns that top this light-weight robot fire simultaneously, delivering a deluge of firepower that lights up the darkest battlefield, while the walker’s high mobility and incredible agility can take a careless enemy by surprise. There is nothing sweet about Honey except for its name. With a new next-generation phaser weapon system, this anti-tank is ready to erase your enemy from the board.

Operation “SeeLöwe” includes new rules that instruct players on how phasers effectgameplay. The phaser shoots a concentrated ball of energy that explodes on impact, thanks to the Allied scientists experimenting with the abilities of Vk. While a player can aim the phaser, he cannot control the explosion it triggers or the damage dealt. The damage a phaser produces is decided by a dice roll that determines how much the phaser “touches” the enemy, followed by a dice roll that determines how powerful the explosion is.

Also included in Operation “SeeLöwe” is the never-before-read history of the Axis and one of the cornerstones of their forces: the Blutkreuz Korps. Discover how and why this secret organization was born, and what motivates their sinister quest for absolute power. Uncover truths known only to a select Axis few, such as the conspiracy surrounding Hitler’s death. Immerse yourself in the rich background of Dust Tactics and then prepare for war; an epic battle awaits you off the northeast coast of Scotland, at Scapa Flow!

NEW GAMES THIS WEEK - part 2 (RPG)


VILLAINS AND VIGILANTES is back!

In 1979, JEFF DEE and JACK HERMAN created the original VILLAINS AND VIGILANTESTM, the game that brought classic comic book style superheroes into the world of role-playing games. It inspired thousands of crossover fans between comics and gaming, and spawned dozens of imitations.

VILLAINS AND VIGILANTESTM is legendary among role-playing games for its random super-powered character generation system, its accessible, open and fast-paced rules, and the imaginative, far-ranging campaign universe created by Jeff Dee and Jack Herman.

This latest version of the game- dubbed version 2.1- revives the 1982 version with a few corrections and rules additions. It also features brand new illustrations from co-creator Jeff Dee.

OZ - DARK AND TERRIBLE



Welcome Welcome to Oz! An Oz where Witches with extraordinary magical abilities vie for power against a steamtech based Emerald City, lead by the Wizard himself. But who has the right to rule all of Oz? Does might make right? All of the familiar characters from the Land Oz are in Oz: Dark & Terrible, with one exception. The Scarecrow is an Anidum; a creature containing a person's soul that has been transplanted into a mannequin, while the witch responsible walks around in the Husk with all its memories. The Tin Woodsman is a retired member of the Wizard's "secret service", the Tin Men, who ensure the citizens of the Emerald City remain loyal to their ruler and are willing to use whatever means necessary to achieve their goals. The Cowardly Lion is a disgraced exile from his rightful kingdom after his father betrayed the other Animals in a catastrophic battle against Blinkie, the former Wicked Witch of the South, who refuses to be like other Carnivores who eat the hearts of Humans to gain lycanthropic powers. The exception is Dorothy. She never went to Oz...yet. You play the role of an Outsider. Or, you can play a native of Oz, be he a mutated Munchkin, tribal Quadling, or even an Automaton, a sentient clockwork machine, among dozens of other possibilities. Oz: Dark & Terrible is based on the Land of Oz created by L. Frank Baum. But we have taken Oz in a direction never before seen. 256 pages, b&w interior, hardcover, removable map.

NEW GAMES THIS WEEK - part 1 (BOARDGAMES)



Conquest of Nerath is a fantasy conquest game. 2-4 players muster armies of foot soldiers, siege engines, monsters, warships, elementals and dragons to attack their opponents. Players employ heroes such as knights and wizards to lead their troops and explore dungeons in the search of magical artifacts and treasures to increase their power in combat.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Magic The Gathering Commander Packs

More MTG Commander Packs arrived today.
Available now while supplies last.

Exclusive Meeting with DC Comics this Thursday

I will be attending an exclusive meeting with DC Comics head honchos this Thursday afternoon regarding the relaunch of the entire line of DC Comics. I will update everyone on what I find out here, on facebook and on our twitter account so stay tuned.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Magic Commander Event - Cancelled

The Magic Commander event scheduled for Monday, June 20 has been cancelled.

Also New This Week - Chaostle


From Chivalry Games comes CHAOSTLE.
Check out their site: link

New Games This Week - Star Trek Expeditions


WizKids Latest Offering: Star Trek Expeditions.
Check out the Keystone Gaming Society's Box Opening video here: link

FREE RPG DAY - Packed House



Thanks to all of our GMs and to all players who game out to make this one of our best Free RPG days ever.

Monday, June 13, 2011

HeroClix Event Saturday, June 25 Details Revealed (UPDATED)

FREE HEROCLIX EVENT
Saturday, June 25 at 10AM

Description:
600 points, all LANTERNS team
Green, Yellow, Red, Orange, Pink, Purple doesn't matter if the figure uses a power ring then it's good to use on your team.

Prizes:
TARGET EXCLUSIVE GREEN LANTERN FIGURES
(available if 4 or more people play)

Monsterpocalypse Event Scheduled for Saturday, June 25

The Monsterpocalypse Event Scheduled for Saturday, June 25 has been cancelled.

There will be no prize support available. If you still want to come and play there will probably be a little space for you but the sanctioned event is cancelled.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

HeroClix Pre-Orders and Upcoming Events

PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE on all upcoming HeroClix Game Products beginning Monday, June 13. Save 20% by pre-ordering. Remember that last two sets sold out in record time and the next set is already sold out at the distribution level.

Pre-orders available on the following:
Captain America bricks and cases, Thor and Watchmen Fast Forces packs, Superman bricks and cases, Star Trek Expeditions and Star Trek Captains.


RETURN OF PRIZE SUPPORTED HEROCLIX SUNDAY AFTERNOONS BEGINNING IN JULY
Look for the return of HeroClix games beginning at 2pm EVERY SUNDAY. Awesome prizes whenever we get at least 4 players. Prizes include EXCLUSIVE GREEN LANTERN CLIX, EXCLUSIVE GSX CLIX and prizes from the regular OP kit.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Marvel Follows DC and Cancels Uncanny X-Men


Looks like Uncanny X-Men #544 will be the last Uncanny X-Men.
I'm sure Marvel will be announcing a relaunched series very soon.

CANCELLED Wonder Woman Pilot (Sneak Peek)

Monday, June 06, 2011

DC Comics Reboot (More Information) - FINAL LIST

DC comics has announced that there will be 52 comics being rebooted in Aug/Sept. I have been compiling a list of titles so far from various announcements.

I will update the list as I hear more. The thing that DC should consider though, if all books restart in September with issue #1 it will be very easy to tell which books are late after a few months since all of the numbers should stay consistant. I'm sure Jim Lee's Justice League will be the first late book we see.

1. JLA#1 by Geoff Johns and Jim Lee
2. Action Comics #1 by Grant Morrison and Rags Morales
3. Superman #1 by George Pérez
4. Superboy #1 by Scott Lobdell and…
5. Batman #1 by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo.
6. Detective Comics #1 by Tony Daniel
7. Batgirl #1 by Gail Simone, Ardian Syaf and Vicente Cifuentes.
8. Batwoman #1 by J.H. Williams III, Haden Blackman and Amy Reeder
9. Catwoman #1 by Judd Winick and Guillem March
10. Red Hood And The Outlaws #1 by Scott Lobdell and Kenneth Rocafort
11. Batwing #1 by Judd Winick and Ben Oliver
12. Nightwing #1 by Kyle Higgins and Eddy Barrows
13. Batman And Robin #1 by Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason
14. Adventure Comics DC Universe Presents #1 by Paul Jenkins and Bernard Chang
15. Green Lantern #1 by Geoff Johns, Doug Mahnke and Christian Alamy
16. Green Lantern Corps #1 by Peter J. Tomasi, Fernando Pasarin and Scott Hanna
17. Green Lanterns: New Guardians #1 by Tony Bedard, Tyler Kirkham and Batt
18. Red Lanterns #1 by Peter Milligan, Ed Benes and Rob Hunter.
19. Animal Man #1 by Jeff Lemire, Travel Foreman and Dan Green
20. Swamp Thing #1 by Scott Snyder and Yanick Paquette
21. Legion Lost #1 by Fabian Nicieza and Chris Batista? Pete Woods
22. Birds Of Prey #1 by Duane Swierczynski and Jesus Saiz
23. Teen Titans #1 by Fabian Nicieza Scott Lobdell, Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund
24. Savage Hawkman #1 by James Robinson Tony Daniel and Philip Tan
25. Blue Beetle #1 by Tony Bedard and Ig Guara
26. Supergirl #1 by Brian Wood Michael Green and Mike Johnson
27. Wonder Woman #1 by Brian Azzarello #1 and Cliff Chiang
28. Fury Of Firestorm #1 by Brian Clevinger Gail Simone, Ethan Van Sciver and Yildiray Cinar.
29. Aquaman #1 by Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis
30. Mr Terrific #1 by Eric Wallace and Roger Robinson
31. Flash #1 by Brian Buccellato and Francis Manapul
32. Green Arrow #1 by JT Krul and Dan Jurgens
33. Justice League International #1 by Dan Jurgens and Aaron Lopresti
34. Captain Atom #1 by JT Krul and Freddie Williams II
35. Grifter #1 by Nathan Edmondson and…
36. Legion of Superheroes by Paul Levitz and Chris Batista? Francis Portela
37. OMAC #1 by Dan DiDio and Keith Giffen
38. Batman: The Dark Knight #1 by David Finch
39. All-Star Western #1 by Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Grey and Meridat. ( Vigilante #1 by Darwyn Cooke inside?)
40. Justice League Dark #1 by Peter Milligan and Mikel Janin
41. Demon Knights #1 by Paul Cornell, Diogenes Neves and Oclair Albert
42. Frankenstein: Agent Of SHADE #1 by Jeff Lemire and Alberto Ponticelli
43. Resurrection Man #1 by Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning and Fernando Dagnino
44. I, Vampire #1 by Josh Fialkov and Andrea Sorrentino
45. Voodoo #1 by Ron Marz and Sami Basri.
46. Static Shock #1 by Felicia Henderson, John Rozum, Scott McDaniel and Jonathan Glapion.
47. Hawk And Dove #1 by Sterling Gates and Rob Liefeld
48. Sgt Rock And The Men Of War #1 by Ivan Brandon and Tom Derenick.
49. Stormwatch #1 by Paul Cornell and Miguel Sepulveda.
50. Deathstroke #1 by Kyle Higgins, Joe Bennett and Art Thibert.
51. Suicide Squad #1 by Adam Glass and Marco Rudy
52. Blackhawks #1 by Mike Costa and Ken Lashley

Thanks www.bleedingcool.com (and Art)

Comic By The Pound - A Success

After the dust cleared we sold 500 pounds of back issues. What started with about 80 short boxes of Marvel and DC ended up with around 70 short boxes (maybe even less than that). I can actually walk in our back room again.

Give me a few months to reinventory the Marvel and DCs and to let my back stop aching and we can do it again but with everything not Marvel and DC (which is another 80 boxes).

We're very happy so many people came out with their NEED LISTS and were able to find stuff.

Thanks again to all.

Sunday, June 05, 2011

USED Dungeons and Dragon 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5 just arrived

We just purchased a collection of used Dungeons and Dragons 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5 books. These are always popular, so stop in for the are all sold.

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Star Trek Expeditions (WizKids/NECA)


We just received our DEMO copy of Star Trek Expeditions.
Check back here Sunday night for the Opening box review video done by Keystone Gaming Society members - Brian and Sam.

Then stop in and check out the demo box and pre-order your very own copy of the game.

I've Seen X-Men First Class and Loved It !!


Just got back from watching X-Men First Class.
What a great comic book movie. I was not a fan of the original X-Men movies, but this one is nearly perfect. 2011 may be the year of Marvel - not only did they have a really good movie in Thor, but now X-Men and hopefully the movie I am looking forward to the most; Captain America will blow them both away.

Back Issues By The Pound Update

By noon on Saturday we were already nearly 200 LBS of comics sold.
Come on out, I estimated 12,000 comics mixed equally between Marvel and DC in the gaming room. Lots of good stuff and big issue runs.

At only $3.00 per pound you can not beat the price.

Friday, June 03, 2011

Back Issues By The Pound

Don't forget all day Saturday, June 4th and Sunday, June 5th our spacious gaming room will be filled with 10,000+ comics and we will be selling them plus most of our other back issues for a super lower per pound price.

Don't miss out, bring your lists of what you need. I just updated mine and will be checking for some issues I need to complete my collections.

Deathwatch 8 Week RPG Event

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

DC Comics Makes Historical Announcement


DC Comics Announced a COMPLETE company wide reboot of all comics beginning at the end of August.

Check out the article here: http://www.icv2.com/articles/news/20190.html.

This entire reboot is going to be huge and we anticipate sell-outs on many of these titles. Reserve your copies of these historical first issues now.

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