Calendar of Events

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Guaranteed Comic - Legenderry



Anyone out there like Fables?
Well writer Bill Willingham is doing his 'steampunk' take on some popular licensed characters such as Green Hornet.
The first issue of LEGENDERRY from Dynamite Comics is great, with some really deep dialogue and the art work is FANTASTIC.

We know you are going to like this comic so it is our latest GUARANTEED COMIC.
What's a guaranteed comic? Check out the info here.

And if you are a huge Bill Willingham fan, check out our signed Fables #125, signed by Bill at Baltimore Comic Con.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Game "Night" is actually Game "Afternoon" tomorrow

Since the store will be closing at six for New Year's Eve, we won't be able to have our regular 5-9 Tuesday Game Night. So instead, they'll be playing earlier in the day - say, noonish? Whenever people roll in. If you've got the day off from school or work or planning your big bank heist, come on in and join the fun. We promise the games won't be as complicated as this:


And remember, you'll also be able to pick up this week's new comics at the same time. It's a win-win!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Free Comic Book Day





Scott and I were just discussing Free Comic Book Day, you know that little thing that happens on the first Saturday of May every year. He just blew me away with a great idea he had.

I can not reveal the idea yet, but we will reveal it soon. I'll give you a hint from the picture above. We are also discussing an AWESOME prize (and I mean awesome).

More info when we get the kinks worked out. I really think 2014 may be our greatest Free Comic Book Day ever.




What if Star Wars were a 1980s anime?


If you like "alternate universe" versions of the galaxy far, far away, you should check out The Star Wars - instead of being based on the movies, it's based on George Lucas' first-draft script. So while a lot of the ideas are familiar, everything is just a little bit "off." Nothing as goofy as that pretend anime up there, but enough that you know this definitely isn't the story you know by heart.

Just remember: that's The Star Wars. The "The" makes it different!

New Comics On Sale - TUESDAY, December 31



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Saturday, December 28, 2013

New Comics Early Next Week

New Comics will be available for sale on TUESDAY, December 31 due to the New Year's Holiday.
Our hours for Tuesday are 11am - 6pm.

We hope to see you Tuesday, if not have a safe New Year's. We will be closed on WEDNESDAY, January 1 but will reopen Thursday, January 2 at 11am.

Spider-Man vs. Batman (and Robin)


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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Last Sale of 2013



Starting today until December 31.
Back issues are $5 per pound.
Variants are cover price.
Comic bundles are $3.

Fight the snow, fight the crowds get in and get some comics !!!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Tuesday Game Night reminder

Remember, since the store is closing at 4pm tomorrow, our regularly scheduled Game Night is off for this week.

Merry Christmas From Everyone At CSW !!


Merry Christmas everyone, have a safe and happy holiday.
From: Brian, Scott, Candi, Josh and Lauren.

p.s.
We will be closing at 4PM on Christmas Eve

Sunday, December 22, 2013

The Lobo ParaMilitary Christmas Special

Have you ever watched this 2002 fan-film?


It's based on a real comic, you know.

New Comics Available This Tuesday



Since we could not find anyone to work on Christmas, new comics will be available beginning this Tuesday, December 24.
Doors open at 11 and we will be closing at 4.

Merry Christmas

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Zombicide Game Night #1



Tuesday, January 7 from 5pm - 9pm
Entry fee = $5
Maximum number of players is 6.

Player with most XP at end of night wins an Exclusive Kyoko figure.

Comics By The Pound Sale - December 26 - December 31



Save some of that Christmas money (or the gift cards that you will be getting for Christmas) and come in for a comics by the pound sale December 26 - December 31. It's the last sale of the year and it's only on back issues (no wall books or back issues on the walls).

All back issues in bins will be $5 per pound !!

(as the bins empty out, we will restock with more back issues so make sure you come back in everyday during the sale to see what new gems we put out.)

All variants (except new ones) will be cover price as well!!

DC DeckBuilding Day (Hosted by Grown As Gamers)



Saturday, January 11 at Noon
Check out the Grown As Gamers website at www.grownasgamers.com
Chance to win an EXCLUSIVE playmat.

My Little Pony Launch Event



Buy a THEME DECK and play for exclusive FOIL promo cards while supplies last.
Saturday, January 18 at 11AM.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Shia LeBeouf, professional plagiarist

So you may have heard that Shia LaBeouf, twitchy star of Transformers, directed a film. And that he also stole the story directly from a comicbook.


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Merry X-Ma(n)s!

It looks like Magneto and Professor X are trying to recruit a new mutant - one who can travel all over the world in a single night:


And also, here's this:

Monday, December 16, 2013

Have you heard about Amazon's delivery-drone plan?

There may be some down sides:


Until the FAA clears this harebrained scheme for real-world use, and you can really get things delivered in as little as 30 minutes, remember that we can order pretty much any comicbook, trade paperback, or board/card game that's in print and have it here for you - with absolutely zero delivery charges! - in just a week or two. If there's something you've been looking for but haven't been able to pick up yet, come in and ask if we can order you a copy.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Saturday, December 14, 2013

CLOSING AT 7PM DUE TO WEATHER

Due to the snow we are closing at 7PM tonight.
Enjoy your evening and be safe.

We reopen at NOON tomorrow, come and take advantage of our extended Sunday hours (until 7PM).

10 Days Until Christmas



Only 10 shopping days left.
Stop in for some awesome family board games.
We specialize in games not available at your regular big box stores.

Give Smallworld, Ticket to Ride, Munchkin, or even Fluxx a try.
These are some of our most popular games.

Magic 2013 Commander Decks Are Back In Stock !!



We got a restock of the Magic 2013 Commander decks.
All decks are available. Prices range from $24.99 - $44.99

We also have some of the Magic Theros Holiday Gift boxes.
Both make perfect Christmas gifts.

TableTop: Lords of Waterdeep



As with most of the TableTop games we try and keep this game in stock.
If we don't have it ask us to order it, we can have it here in less than a week and you NEVER pay shipping !!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Beware the Krampus!

Check out this new Image comic that just came out this week:


Here's the official description:

Meet the Secret Society of Santa Clauses. For centuries, Father Christmas, Ded Moroz, Hoteiosho, and others have magically distributed Christmas cheer to children around the world. But when the source of their power is stolen, a desperate Society turns to an usual source for help: the dreaded Krampus, child-punishing demon of holiday lore. Free of his cell for the first time in decades, will the Krampus uncover the truth behind the Santas' depowering or leave his jailers to their ultimate fate? It's Snake Plissken by way of the Grinch as the darkly comedic adventure begins here.

So that's all well and good; how's the actual product?

Thursday, December 12, 2013

It's Previews time!

Hey everybody, it's time to get excited! Because the new Previews catalog is here!


Remember that subscribers can get Previews for free. Come in today, pick up a copy of the catalog, and bring your order form back by the 18th; we'll order everything you want, and it will start arriving in February.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Doctor Who Titans Series 3

You read that right, Doctor Who. In fact, 11 of the Doctors (plus variants and chase figures):


This is this week's new blind-boxed offering, imported direct from the UK! Again, we only have the one box, so hurry in to get these delightful little stocking stuffers now. I got to take a look at couple of these in person (Five and Nine, if you're curious) and they're goofy little designs that do a surprisingly good job of capturing the look of the actors.

Monday, December 09, 2013

JUST ARRIVED - Monster Hunter International RPG



The Monster Hunter International Employee's Handbook and RPG describes the world and characters of Larry Correia’s MHI novels.

Vampires, werewolves, zombies, and other horrors have plagued our world unchecked for far too long. Now you can help put an end to these monsters, and many others, with The Monster Hunter International Employees Handbook and Roleplaying Game!

Based on the best-selling “Monster Hunter International” novels by Larry Correia, the MHIEHRPG is your official guide to Monster Hunter International and the world it fights monsters in. Even better, it’s also a roleplaying game that includes all the rules you need to create characters, play the game, and have amazing adventures in the MHI setting! The MHI Roleplaying Game uses the award-winning HERO System rules. They’ll be included in the MHIEHRPG book itself so you don’t need to buy any other books to play the game.

The MHIEHRPG is a full-color, hardcover book that will also include:

- full details on MHI: its history; how it’s organized; the types of missions it takes and how it prepares for and executes them

- how the US government’s involved in monster hunting, including the PUFF system of bounties that provides most of MHI’s income

- character sheets for all the major characters featured in the MHI novels, including Owen Z. Pitt, Julie Shackleford, Earl Harbinger, Lord Machado, Susan Shackleford, the Sanctified Church of the Temporary Mortal Condition, Special Agents Myers and Franks, and many more

- details and character sheets on the monsters MHI fights (and that your RPG characters will fight, too)

- how magic works in the world of MHI — and how your character can cast spells

- original MHI fiction by Larry Correia!

JUST ARRIVED - Star Trek Attack Wing Wave 2 Ships



The wave 2 ships are in, and they are awesome.
Check out the previews for two of the ships below.
Get these in your army list for next Saturday's game.

IKS Koraga
Koranak
U.S.S. Excelsior
R.I.S VO

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Closing at 5pm Today

Due to the snow, CSW will be closing at 5PM today.

COMING THIS FRIDAY - My Little Pony Trading Card Game



A little bronie told me that the new MY LITTLE PONY TRADING CARD GAME release this coming Friday, December 13.

Last Sale of the Year December 26 - 31



Save some of that Christmas money (or the gift cards that you will be getting for Christmas) and come in for a comics by the pound sale December 26 - December 31. It's the last sale of the year and it's only on back issues (no wall books or back issues on the walls).

All back issues in bins will be $5 per pound !!

(as the bins empty out, we will re stock with more back issues so make sure you come back in everyday during the sale to see what new gems we put out.)

All variants (except new ones) will be cover price as well!!

New Comics On Sale - December 11, 2013



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Pokemon Is A Go !!



Even though there is winter weather advisory for the area the Pokemon tournament will still be held. Store will open at 11:30 for official registration.

If the weather gets really bad we may close early. Our normal Sunday hours are NOON - 7PM.
Stay tuned on this channel if we do close early.

(and no the picture shown is not a current picture, it's not even currently snowing)

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Pokemon City Championships



Sorry no more pre-registers for tomorrow's Pokemon City Championship.
If you want to show up and get on a waiting list you can, but you MAY NOT get a spot.

We have maxed out our spacious gaming room with early sign-ups.

The Hobbit Showing is Cancelled

Due to lack of interest The Hobbit Showing is Cancelled.

TableTop: Shadows Over Camelot



As with most of the TableTop games we try and keep this game in stock.
If we don't have it ask us to order it, we can have it here in less than a week and you NEVER pay shipping !!

Friday, December 06, 2013

300: Rise of an Empire

It's been a busy few days for comicbook (and related) news, hasn't it?

HeroClix for December and January


Interested in HeroClix for December and January?

Here are the IRON MAN OP KIT events:

December 29

January 5

January 12

January 19

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer


So what do you think? Does that make up for the "Fire Fighter Spidey" picture from a couple weeks ago?

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Horror Classics Mystery Minis

Remember the Walking Dead Mystery Minis? Well now there's a set of Horror Classics figures, too!




If you're interested, heads up: we only got one case in, and Diamond is already sold out. You want any of these, you'd better get 'em fast!

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

The Maxx remastered

One of last week's new books was Maxx Maxximized #1, from IDW. It's a reprinting of the famous '90s indie comic, noteworthy for being the first thing Image published that was more than just an excuse to draw big boobs and guns. In fact, Image's reputation as a publisher where cool books like The Walking Dead, Saga or Chew belong can all be traced back to The Maxx.

But this isn't just a straight re-release of the old book. Working with creator Sam Kieth, they went back and rescanned all the original art, and had it recolored from scratch. But before you start thinking "George Lucas," there's a letter from Sam in the book explaining why things have been changed, and why this isn't an attempt to fix what wasn't broken. It really is just about cleaning and clarifying the art. Take a look at this side-by-side comparison:


That's quite a drastic improvement, isn't it? Here's the promo copy for the book:

Sam Kieth has long been renowned for his stunning artistry and insightful and quirky stories. Now, IDW is proud to present a re-mastered edition (complete with new scans of all Maxx pages from the original art) with revised coloring, all overseen by Kieth. The Maxx tells the story of a homeless person who lives in a box and moves back and forth between our reality and "The Outback," a heroic fantasy realm. He is aided and accompanied by Julie Winters, a social worker in our world and a beautiful jungle princess in The Outback.

Now we have a special treat for you. The Maxx was so popular back in the day that MTV bought the rights to turn it into an animated series. Thanks to the magic of the internet, you can watch the first episode right now for free:


Maxx Maxximized looks like it's going to be a beautiful book, and we already know that the story is going to be a mind-bender. Try it out for yourself, and experience an updated take on one of the most popular indie books of the '90s boom.

Yay, New Comics Will Be Ready First Thing Wednesday

The comics WILL NOT be late on Wednesday as previously mentioned. New comics will be available on Wednesday morning when the store opens at 11.

Remember no pushing or shoving, we have plenty for everyone.

Monday, December 02, 2013

He Is Here

Did you see this ad during The Walking Dead last night?


That's a teaser for Guillermo del Toro's The Strain, which started as a novel and is going to be a TV series on FX next year.

However, right now it's a comic from Dark Horse, available in both single issues and tpbs. If you're tired of mopey, sparkly vampires, The Strain may be the remedy you're looking for. We have plenty to go around, so come in today and ask for a copy.

Geek Movie Night - THE HOBBIT - Saturday, December 7 at 9PM


I'll be watching THE HOBBIT this Saturday night after I close the store at 9PM.
Stop by and join me.
Bring your own munchies (bring some to share too).

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Pokemon City Championship



Masters (15 years and older) = $10
Everyone else = FREE

New Comics On Sale - December 4, 2013



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Comics Will Be Late This Wednesday

Because of last week's holiday, comics will be late on Wednesday, December 4th.
We should have new comics ready to sell by 2pm on Wednesday, December 4th.

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