Calendar of Events

Thursday, April 30, 2015

JUST ARRIVED - D&D Temple of Elemental Evil boardgame


Only $64.99

JUST ARRIVED - DC Dice Masters


Starters, boosters, playmats, deluxe boxes now available.

We are still looking for a judge for a DC Deckbuilding event (to be scheduled on May 30).  Let us know if you are interested.

Monte Cooke Plans New Children's RPG


ICv2: Monte Cooke Plans New Children's RPG

Avengers Assembled Masks for #FCBD #freecomicbookday2015 #freecomicbookday

Kids, stop out to Comic Store West on Saturday and be part of FREE COMIC BOOK DAY.
For kids 10 and under we have some really cool Avengers swag to hand out.
One per child.  Limited numbers available.


Countdown to #FCBD - Day 7


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Star Wars X-Wing Tournament - Monday, May 4th


This Monday, May 4th (Star Wars Day) we will be hosting a MEGA Star Wars X-Wing Event beginning at 5PM.  It's FREE for all, even if you don't know how to play come in and use our ships and learn how to play this exciting start ship combat game.

STORYLINE:
Time:  Soon after the battle over Tatooine.

Imperial Mission: Leia and the Tantive IV has been captured by Lord Vader. He has instructed the Imperial Navy to dispose of the ship, making it look like she was destroyed in an asteroid storm. Presently the Tantive IV is in route to Novia V and being escorted by the engineering crews that will be staging the accident along with a substantial wing of fighters meant to be able to destroy any resistance they encounter.

Imperial spy's have reported that the Tantive IV's fate is know by the underworld and there are some concerns that that information may have been sold to the Rebels or that the underworld will react to it themselves, trying to recover the Tantive IV to resell to the Rebels.

Players/ the game: Anyone can join the game, all ships and anything needed will be provided.  We'll be starting around 5 but anyone is welcome to join in even after we start.

May The Force Be With You.

Countdown to #FCBD - Day 6


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Free Comic Book Day - Cosplay #freecomicbookday #fcbd #freecomicbookday2015


No, this year for Free Comic Book Day we do not have any official COSPLAY CONTESTS but we love cosplay and if you still want to dress up in your super hero best we welcome you with open arms.

Let us get your picture for our FCBD2015 Photo Album.

p.s.
Meet the Central PA Ghostbusters, who will be in costume from 10AM until 1PM.

p.s.s.
Get your photo with the Avengers ID card to be an official member of the Avengers.  Even if you are dressed in a Batman costume.




Countdown to #FCDB - Day 5


Monday, April 27, 2015

Free Comic Book Day Full Schedule of Events (FINAL) #freecomicbookday2015 #fcbd #freecomicbookday



This Saturday, May 2 is our ANNUAL FREE COMIC BOOK DAY.
Here is the final schedule of events.

The store will open at 10AM on Saturday.


The Central PA Ghostbusters (http://centralpaghostbusters.com/) will be on hand from 10AM until about 1PM. Weather permitting the Ecto 1 will be here too.


LIVE BAND
Local robot rock band
Land of 1000 Robots (http://www.landof1000robots.com/) will be performing some robot rock beginning at 12PM in our spacious gaming room.

The band has promised two sets, so see them also at 3PM as they perform a special encore set.

Pick up their CD to help support their music.



FREE TRIVIA
Between music sets the local podcast celebrities Grown As Gamers (http://www.grownasgamers.com/) will be running a mega game of super hero / comic book trivia.  Trivia should go from 12:30 or 1PM until 3PM.

Trivia is free and fun for all.  Tons of awesome prizes.  Test your GEEK KNOWLEDGE.  All ages.



AVENGERS ID CARD
Come get your photo with our giant Avengers ID card and be an official member of the Avengers,









Of course we will also have a sale.
ALL TRADES AND GRAPHIC NOVELS ARE 20% OFF FOR THE DAY


Remember the #1 rule of FCBD.
Everyone gets one free comic book.  We know with over 50 to choose from people will want more than one so we ask that you donate 50 cents for each additional comic book to our Martin Memorial Library Fund.  ALL PROCEEDS go directly for books for the library.

As we do every year Comic Store West will match ALL proceeds dollar for dollar to the library.

We much prefer cash donations but we are able to take credit card donations too.


Countdown to #FCBD - Day 4


Saturday, April 25, 2015

Friday, April 24, 2015

Countdown to #FCBD

Last year, we previewed all the Free Comic Book Day comics in the week leading up to the event. This year, we're doing it again!


There are literally dozens of free comics for you to choose from this year, so we piled them all together, shuffled them, and will be giving you a quick preview of a few every day between now and May 2. What better way to pass the time!

GAMES, GAMES AND MORE GAMES ON SALE


ACTION FIGURES ON SALE DURING THE ANNUAL BACKROOM SALE


WE LIED !!!!

We lied to you.
Comic back issues are not $5 per pound.

They are only $3 per pound !!

VIP SALE starts at 9pm

Did Someone Say Sale?



Alignment Defined By Comic Book Characters


What alignment are you?

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY in 8 Days #fcbd #freecomicbookday #freecomicbookday2015


Only 8 more days.

p.s.
Even with FCBD next weekend make sure you stop in to the shop this weekend for our World Famous Backroom and Comics By The Pound Sale.

Who Is The Daughter Of Darkseid? And Who Is Her Mother? #FCBD #freecomicbookday


Who Is The Daughter Of Darkseid? And Who Is Her Mother? FCBD Spoilers - Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movie, TV News

One of the HOT BOOKS that will go quickly during Free Comic Book Day, Saturday, May 2.

NO WEEKEND GAME EVENTS THIS WEEKEND (But Come In Anyway For The Big Sale)


DUE TO THE LEGENDARY BACK ROOM SALE AND COMICS BY THE POUND SALE THIS WEEKEND WE WILL NOT HAVE ANY GAMING LATE FRIDAY, ALL DAY SATURDAY AND ALL DAY SUNDAY.

The game area will be filled with comics (about 50,000 of them) to be sold at
SUPER LOW prices.

Also next Saturday, May 2 is FREE COMIC BOOK DAY.  Again, no gaming in the back then either.  We have special events planned all day including a LIVE BAND - Land of 1000 Robots and Annual Trivia Contest with THE GROWN AS GAMERS.  And don't forget about The Central PA Ghostbusters.

Thanks for your understanding.

Backroom / Comics by the Pound Sale Starts Tonight at 9PM


COMICS BY THE POUND
AND COMIC BUNDLES
50,000 back issues on sale at $5 per pound
(some comics never before available)


ALL CGC BOOKS IN STOCK
25% OFF



DEMO GAMES / LIGHTLY USED GAMES
DRASTICALLY REDUCED (50%+)



Subscribers (VIPs) get first shot when we reopen the store Friday night at 9PM - 11PM.

Doors open Saturday 10AM - 9PM to the general public.

We open Sunday at noon and I'll probably start packing up at around 5PM or 6PM.

Help us make room for new games !!!

** DEALERS WELCOME **

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Dragons of Tarkir Binder is Finished


Singles now available.

Don't forget Thursday is Magic Night.
Look for a Modern Masters 2015 draft in May (very limited spots).

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Pre-FCBD Sale This Weekend #freecomicbookday


COMICS BY THE POUND
50,000 back issues on sale at $5 per pound
(some comics never before available)


ALL CGC BOOKS IN STOCK
25% OFF



DEMO GAMES / LIGHTLY USED GAMES
DRASTICALLY REDUCED (50%+)



Subscribers (VIPs) get first shot when we reopen the store Friday night at 9PM - 11PM.

Doors open on Saturday at 10AM to the general public.

Dealers are welcome.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

The second Fantastic Four trailer offers a look at the team and its powers

Star Wars X-Wing Mondays at 6PM

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Come in with your own ships or borrow ours. Free to play, everyone is welcome.

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2015 - TRIVIA



The Grown As Gamers will once again be hosting FREE COMIC BOOK DAY trivia.
They've added a new twist this year and we've decided to give out more prizes.

Come in and test your trivia knowledge on FCBD.
FCBD is always the first Saturday in May. Trivia will be between music sets (12:30 - 3pm).

DC Deck Building League - Starts this May



Sign-up sheet is available for the DC Deck Building League.
$2 entry fee, but the prizes for the end of the league are gonna be great.

That's not all - The Grown As Gamers will be hosting this monthly league !!!

Sign-up today, show up Sunday, May 17 at 2pm to find out exactly how it will work.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Archie meets... who? Are you kidding?!

Archie vs. Predator just came out this week, and we've already got something even crazier on the way: Archie vs. Sharknado.

It's that time of year in Riverdale! The end of the school year. Time for beaches, barbecues, fun in the sun and... SHARKNADOS!?! That's right, get ready as Archie and the gang brave the storm of a tornado full a sharks that riffs off the pop culture phenomenon known as Sharknado! The story unfolds as sharknados are spotted on the “Feast” Coast! Our heroines have to figure out how to get back to Riverdale, where the storm is about to hit next. Soon Archie and the gang go, go, go as they battle the Sharknado-ravaged Riverdale! Who will live? Who will die? Will this take a BITE out of the end-of-the-year prom? Uh....probably! The comic book action is also concurrent with the plot of SHARKNADO 3 and hits stands right before the film's premiere in July on Syfy. Written by the SHARKNADO trilogy director Anthony C. Ferrante with Dan Parent.

This summer, just in time for Syfy's Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!, fans will see an unexpected, jaw-dropping twist to the Sharknado saga - in Riverdale USA!
 Just when Archie and the gang think they can kick back and enjoy a few months of beaches, naps and sun, they're faced with a storm of sharknados - heading straight for their hometown of Riverdale. 

Archie and his friends have to battle the incoming pop culture storm as it creeps up the "Feast" coast to Riverdale - and then try to save what's left of their hometown. Who lives? Who dies? Read the book!

Written by Sharknado trilogy director Anthony C. Ferrante with art by Archie legend Dan Parent, the "shark-tacular" extra-sized 48-page issue serves as a nice appetizer to Sharknado 3, which debuts on Syfy the same day the book is released in comicshops: Wednesday, July 22.



"Having a chance to crossover the Archie comics with our Sharknado universe has been a dream come true," Ferrante said. "Riverdale will never be the same and I know fans are going to get a thrill out of seeing Archie, Betty, Veronica and the rest of the gang unleash their inner Fin Shepards."


"I can't tell you the thrill of working on Sharknado. I might be the biggest Sharknado fan, watching multiple airings of the movies, going to theatrical screenings, attending the Riff Trax versions and then buying the DVDs," Parent said. "So to be able to bring Sharknado into the world of Archie is a dream come true. And to be working on it with Sharknado director Anthony C. Ferrante is the icing on the cake! I promise to put my all into this project to make all the Sharknado - and Archie - fans proud!!!"

"Sharknado has become a worldwide merchandise and cultural phenomenon that has thrilled young and old alike," said David Garber, who negotiated this deal on behalf of The Asylum with Archie Comics. "Archie's comics and his adventures have always been fun and exciting. The fusion of these two properties is part of the social media and fan explosion that continues to grow. We are pleased to combine these historic IP's in one consumer experience."

"The Sharknado franchise has soared in popularity due partly to the variety of great celebrities, who bravely encounter this unnatural menace," said Jeff Li, Vice President, Syfy Ventures. "Sharknado survivors come in all forms. It's only natural that Archie and the gang will get a chance to save their town from flying sharks."

Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! stars Ian Ziering as Fin, Tara Reid as April and Cassie Scerbo as Nova. Joining them will be David Hasselhoff as Fin's father, Gil; Bo Derek will play April's mother, May; Ryan Newman will play April and Fin's daughter, Claudia Shepard, and Jack Griffo will portray Claudia's friend, Billy.

Additional cameo roles include Mark Cuban as the President of the United States; Ann Coulter as the Vice President; Michele Bachmann as herself; Jerry Springer as Mr. White, a manic tourist; Washington Redskins tackle Tom Compton as a reporter; *NSYNC singer Chris Kirkpatrick as a pool lifeguard, and Chris Jericho, who will portray Bruce the roller coaster ride operator.

A production of The Asylum, Sharknado 3 is directed by Anthony C. Ferrante from an original screenplay by Thunder Levin. If you'd like a copy, tell us now and we'll reserve one for you, so you can spend the time between now and its release figuring out how to live-Tweet a comicbook.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Batman v Superman teaser officially released

In case you weren't quick enough to see the Portuguese camcorder footage we showed you earlier, now you can watch the real thing, thanks to Zack Snyder deciding to post it early:

Batman v Superman Teaser



I know it's not great but you can see it a few days early.
Look quick, I'm sure it's gonna be pulled down.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Official Teaser #2



Finally got some of the original actors !!
Enjoy.

Magic The Gathering Game Day This Saturday at 2PM


Standard format
$10 entry
The winner gets an AWESOME play-mat.
Players get promo cards (while supplies last).

We need at least 8 players for the game to fire, so grab your friends and head to the shop on Saturday.

And don't forget Thursday night is Magic Night.
Tonight we are doing a Dragons of Tarkir draft - only $14.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Netflix makes 'Daredevil' accessible!


One of the only complaints I've heard from viewers is that, in a horrible twist of irony, Netflix's Daredevil was not accessible to blind viewers.

"There was just one problem: Like Daredevil, [Robert] Kingett is legally blind, and Netflix does not provide audio descriptions, a feature that narrates non-verbal action on screen to help the visually impaired better enjoy filmed entertainment [x]."

Many fans, both blind and sighted, have been lobbying to get Daredevil more accessible for the visually impaired, since the main character is blind himself.

These complaints have been answered by Netflix, who said they're going to add audio descriptions to Daredevil. as well as several other of their original series, including: Orange is the New Black, House of Cards, and more!

"Netflix has introduced audio descriptions to all episodes of Daredevil, an English audio option that will overlay each episode with a voice describing the action in between dialogue. [...]. The voice then narrates characters, locations, actions, and more from each episode so that those physically unable to see the screen still have a sense of what is happening beyond the dialogue [x]."

For now it is only available in English, but Netflix hopes to expand it to other languages in the future!

Thank you, Netflix, for actually listening to complaints and changing the problem instead of saying "sorry" and ignoring the protests.

BACKROOM SALE / COMICS BY THE POUND - NEW SALE ITEM ANNOUNCEMENT



It's time for the ANNUAL BACK ROOM / COMICS BY THE POUND SALE !!

Subscribers should expect their EXCLUSIVE VIP passes for the late night Friday (April 24) SNEAK PEEK later this week.

Don't worry, if you are not a VIP the sale is still going on SATURDAY (April 25) and SUNDAY (April 26).

Final sale details are being worked on now and we will review a little over the next two weeks.

ANNOUNCED SALE ITEMS SO FAR:
ALL COMIC BOOK BACK ISSUES (all 50,000 of them) will be $5 per pound

**** NEW SALE ANNOUNCEMENT ****
ALL CGC GRADED COMICS will be 25% OFF for the entire weekend.

This is a new service we offer, but we have a ton of already graded comics (many at 9.8). All of these books will be 25% OFF all weekend.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

'Captain Marvel' Gets Writers!


Marvel hired two female writers for the first female led superhero movie. Nicole Perlman, co-writer of Guardians of the Galaxy, and Meg LeFauve, writer of the new Pixar film Inside Out have been given the job.

"The comicbook version is Carol Danvers, a US airforce pilot who develops cosmic superpowers including flight, super-strength and "energy projection" after gaining extra-terrestrial DNA during an accident on a restricted military base." [x]

Captain Marvel is due to hit theaters in 2018!

Superhero Fight Club

Just Desserts by Looney Labs



A great new game from Looney Labs (makers of Fluxx).
My family and I have been playing the heck out of it.

Monday, April 13, 2015

An interesting day for women in superhero movies


This morning, director Bryan Singer announced via Instagram that (former Daily Show correspondent and fake financial analyst on HBO's The Newsroom) Olivia Munn will be playing Psylocke in 2016's X-Men: Apocalypse.

And now the news has just broken that DC has lost its Wonder Woman director, Michelle MacLaren. McLaren has directed episodes of Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones, but left 2017's Wonder Woman citing "creative differences." Don't feel too bad for her, though: she's currently rumored to be offered Captain Marvel.

Whew! It's been a busy afternoon. And you thought the books were the only ones that changed things all the time!

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