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These are not your usual Easter eggs

If you're a fan of HBO's Game of Thrones, we have the coolest collectible for you right now: dragon eggs!

Back Room Sale Time Again (Trades and Graphic Novels)

We've done Comics By The Pound for years. This year we are going to add trades and graphic novels to the mix. During our annual backroom sale (April 7 and 8) we will have select trades and graphic novels at the $5 per pound price.

The trades we don't select for this awesome deal will still be discounted 20%.

VIP customers (subscribers and such) can get in for a VIP EXCLUSIVE SALE on Friday, April 6 at 9:15PM.  We'll stay open until 11 or 11:30 and let our VIPs get first pick at all the goodies and extra special savings.

If you've never been to our yearly backroom sale make sure you stop in, it's a huge party that you won't want to miss !!


Legendary Monsters

An artist from down in New Freedom has a Kickstarter project for a new tactical combat card game, sort of similar to Mage Wars. Here, watch this video:

It stars several mysterious cryptids, like the Chupacabra or the Jersey Devil. The figures were the germ of the idea, as reported in this story in the York Dispatch. It's worth checking out, if only to help support a local(ish) artist.

And if you're a fan of modern monsters like these, you should really come in and ask for a copy of the Perhapanauts comic by Todd Dezago and Craig Rousseau, in which the monsters are all on a team of investigators. Like Hellboy or B.P.R.D., but more fun.

TableTop Day = Huge Success

And this is all before the FREE pizza arrived.

The Easter Bunny Stopped in Early This Year

Kids (and grownups).
The Easter bunny stopped in early at the store and hid eggs full of candy.
Stop in a grab an egg (1 per customer please).

While in take advantage of the 20% OFF board game and non-custom card games and demo one of the games going on during International TableTop Day today.

Back Room Sale Time Again (Comics)

Happiness is a stack of comic books...
Purchase your stack of comic books, short box full of comic books, truck full of comic books, or storage unit full of comic books at next weekends backroom sale.

ALL back issue comic books will be for sale by the pound.
$5 per pound of comics, think of all the happiness it will bring.

VIP customers (subscribers and such) can get in for a VIP EXCLUSIVE SALE on Friday, April 6 at 9:15PM.  We'll stay open until 11 or 11:30 and let our VIPs get first pick at all the goodies and extra special savings.

If you've never been to our yearly backroom sale make sure you stop in, it's a huge party that you won't want to miss !!

International TableTop Day Tomorrow

Don't forget Saturday, March 30 is International TableTop Day. We have tons of game demos planned from 12-8pm.

FREE, family oriented board game and card game day.
Ticket to Ride, SmallWorld, Pandemic, Elder Sign, ZombieDice, Hot Rod Creeps, Star Wars X-Wing, Creepy Creatures, Fluxx, Gloom and more !!

Pizza will arrive at about 2.

Board game and card game sales all day (20% OFF).

Closed on Easter

Although Saturday is International TableTop Day (stop in! Play our games! Eat our pizza! Get good discounts!), we'll be closed on Sunday so the Easter Bunny can make his appointed rounds:

Uh, don't worry, kids - he'll be fine by then. Probably. Come in and buy a Dark Horse Comics Aliens Omnibus from our indie tpb section to see what might happen.

Yes, we are participating in International TableTop Day

This is your brain:

This is your brain on gaming:

And your brain can look like that this weekend on International TableTop Day! It's this Saturday, March 30, from noon until 8pm. We're going to have lots of cool demos of games you may have heard of but haven't had the chance to play, like:

  • Small World (awesome!)
  • Munchkin (hilarious!)
  • Gloom (creep-tacular!)
  • Pandemic (save the world!)
  • Castle Panic (save yourself!)
  • Ticket To Ride (great for all ages!)
  • Zombie Dice (braaaaiiiiins!)
  • Fluxx (constantly shifting rules!)

Also store-favorites Hot Rod Creeps and Star Wars X-Wing.

If you come in and play, you can get 20% Off any of the games played that day (frugal!). We'll even have pizza that you can put inside your face (delicious!).

International TableTop Day: be there, or be D6.

See, because D6s are "square," get it?

New Comics On Sale - March 27, 2013

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Warhammer 40k Apocalypse Game

Saturday, May 18.
We start setting up at 11AM and will play all day.

4000 points per army.
750 points minimum for an ally.

Comic Bundles Still Only $5

I bagged a bunch of new comic bundles this morning.
As long as you keep buying them we'll keep making them.
Still only $5 !!!

Star Trek Attack Wing - Coming Soon

Grimm Fairy Tales animation

Last year, Zenescope Entertainment successfully used Kickstarter to fund the pilot for a Grimm Fairy Tales animated series.

And after months of work, the first three minutes have been released as a teaser:

The GFT comics are best described as "boobs-tacular," and it looks like the cartoon is going to follow suit. The animation is being done by Titmouse Inc, the same studio that does Metalocalypse for Cartoon Network's [adult swim]. If you're interested in reading about these characters before the animated series starts, we have plenty of the books, both as individual issues and collected in trades. There are several different GFT series that run concurrently, and we can get all of them for you if you like.

And while we're on the subject, if you like the Metalocalypse cartoon, you should check out the Dethklok comics. They're written by the show's creators, and have been collected in a brütal hardcover by Dark Horse Comics. Come in and ask for item number MAR110042 and we'll be happy to order you a copy. The book even includes the hard-to-find Dethklok vs. The Goon one-shot, which will introduce you to another character you'll probably like.

(P.S.: remember to go "like" our Facebook page so we can give you a bigger sale on comics!)

Neil Gaiman returning to Marvel - and bringing someone with him

This is the craziest comic news you'll hear all day: at the end of the current Age of Ultron storyline, Neil Gaiman is going to be introducing Angela to the Marvel Universe.

I'll Make You a Deal....

If we get a total of 1000 Facebook LIKES by April 5, our backroom sale weekend, we will slash the comics by the pound price in half for the first 2 hours of the sale Saturday, 4/6 and Sunday, 4/7.

We are hovering around 560 likes right now . That means you guys have your work cut out for you. Get moving and get us to 1000 LIKES.

JUST ARRIVED - Tons of New Games

Unexploded Cow

Dungeon Lords

Batman Gotham City Strategy Game

Catching Fire

Catching Fire - Ultimate Puzzler

Catching Fire - Board Game


Lord of the Rings Dice Building Game

Sentinels of the Multiverse - Shattered Timelines Expansion

Just in time for next Saturday's International TableTop Game Day.

Free Comic Book Day

This year's Free Comic Book Day is going to be our biggest ever.
We are beginning our plans for the event.

Right now we have confirmation of Batman and Ghostbusters appearances.

I'm thinking about having a big Marvel Trivia contest where if you beat me in the game you win store credit and if you get first place in the trivia them you get an even bigger prize. What does everyone think? If we block off an hour sometime Saturday afternoon May 4 will you guys step up and compete in a trivia game. I want to have our spacious game room full of people competing.

More info as we get it figured out.

Please mark it on your calendars to spend the day with us on Saturday, May 4th.

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Marvel "Ant-Man" movie test footage

So, you know how Edgar Wright, the director of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, is going to be doing an Ant-Man movie for Marvel, right? Well if you didn't, you know now.

Anyway, at last year's San Diego Comic-Con, Wright showed off some test footage he'd shot to make sure that the character's powers would translate well to the big screen. It's been months, but at last that footage has leaked to the internet! Here, watch it before they take it down again:

And before you think that an Ant-Man movie sounds like a dumb idea, remember: nobody cared about Iron Man until that movie came out, and now he's a franchise in and of himself.

We hope you had a good St. Paddy's day

We know at least one comic fan did:

I lá gile, i oíche an chuid is mó dubh,
Ní dhéanfar aon olc éalú mo radharc.
Lig dóibh siúd a adhradh fhéadfadh go olc
Eagla mo chumhacht, solas Glas Laindéir ar!

Stan Lee: master of parkour

Or maybe that should be "Peter Parkour?"

Come to think of it, I'm not 100% certain all those shots were really him. Hmm.

New Comics On Sale - March 20, 2013

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Pokemon - Plasma Freeze - Pre-Release

The Pokemon Plasma Freeze Pre-Release event will be held on Sunday, May 5 at 10am.
Sign-up sheet available soon at the store.

JUST ARRIVED - Zpocalypse

Like Zomicide?
Try Zpocalypse.  Now in stock.

Check out the reviews:
Board Game Geek

International TableTop Day

Come join us Saturday, March 30 from noon until 8pm as we play games featured on the webcast - TableTop. We may even throw in some of our favorite games not from TableTop (that we think should be on the program).

Giveaways and a very fun and friendly environment for all.

What the heck we'll even give 20% discount on the games that are played that day.

JUST ADDED - PIZZA for all players !!!!

Look for the following to be played:

Small World
Castle Panic
Ticket To Ride
Zombie Dice

Also: Hot Rod Creeps and Star Wars X-Wing


Pademic 2nd Edition available now.

Looking to learn how to play or looking to actually play?

Stop in on Saturday, March 30 from Noon - 8PM for International TableTop Day.
Members of the Secret Cabal Gaming Podcast will be on hand to play this and other featured games.

Make your own batarangs

I know we have lots of handy friends out there - any blacksmiths?

JUST ARRIVED - Hordes - Gargantuans Book

Hardback and softbacks available.

Good news for Nightcrawler fans

It's taken a long time, but Marvel Select Nightcrawler is finally on his way! Diamond Select Toys has just released packaged images:

The figure was originally solicited in the May 2012 Previews catalog - to give you an idea of how long ago that was, the cover story was the announcement of Before Watchmen. According to a spokesman for DST, Nightcrawler should be in stores next month.

And if that weren't enough, there's a rumor that the character might be returning for Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days of Future Past film! It's a good time to be Kurt Wagner!

New Comics On Sale - March 13, 2013

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Star Trek The Battle Is On With Attack Wing

Star Trek The Battle Is On With Attack Wing

This is incredible news.
Too bad the scale won't be to X-Wing, we could finally see who would win Star Wars vs Star Trek.

I;m sure this is going to be a very popular game though.
Keep checking with us for pre-order information.

Stan Lee demands Olympic pole dancing

Just what you'd expect from the man who "created" Stripperella:

And yes, if you want, we can order the Stripperella comic for you - it's pretty much unrelated to the Stripperella animated series (yes, there really was such a thing), and is written by Smilin' Stan himself.


Who needs some dice?

With International TableTop Day coming up soon, it's a great time to come in and dig through our bulk dice bins!

Just don't expect our selection to be as organized and cool-looking as that. That's a sculpture by artist Tony Cragg, who does really awesome things with dice:

If you want to try making something similar, we'll sell you as many dice as you could possibly need! And just think how it'll look if you use the colorful translucent D20s!

International TableTop Day - Saturday - March 30

International TableTop Day is Saturday, March 30 from 12pm - 8pm

We will have several gaming tables with friendly 'coaches' to teach you how to play and to play some fun games many of which are featured on the internet videocast - TableTop.

Pandemic, Elder Sign, Hot Rod Creeps, Star Wars X-Wing, Zombie Dice, Ticket to Ride, Fluxx, Munchkin, Gloom, SmallWorld among others.

This will be a very friendly environment for all ages to play some of the best board and card games on the market right now.

Everyone playing gets 20% off of these select games for the day.
It's like we're paying you to play these games.


COMICS BY THE POUND is back !!!!
During this April's Big Backroom Sale back by popular demand - Comics By The Pound.

We will drag out as many boxes of comics as our sore backs allow and you guys can spend the weekend digging through looking for those key issues you need for your collection.

Only $5 per pound.

If you are a subscriber, shop during the VIP Preview Event on Friday, April 5 from 9:15PM - 11PM and save even more on these back issues.

VIPs and Subscribers - Friday, April 5 9:15PM - 11PM
Everyone - Saturday, April 6 10AM - 9PM and Sunday 12PM - 7PM
(we will start packing comics up at 6PM Sunday)

Get your comics before this beautiful woman eats them :)

Come back to Astro City

According to MTV, Kurt Busiek's Astro City is returning to shelves.

If you've never read Astro City, you're missing out. The series manages to pastiche pretty much every era of superhero comics, but does so without being mean or derivative. We have several of the trade paperbacks in stock, so you can come in and get caught up with the series before it returns in June.

I Assure You We Are Open

We are currently open and new books are in.
(Also copies of Batman Inc #8)

If we decide to close early we will, of course, post something here.

Iron Man 3 trailer

The first full Iron Man 3 trailer has been posted:

While it looks awesome, it keeps with tradition by giving too much away.

Deadpool made from spent shell casings

In the immortal words of Homer Simpson, "less artsy, more fartsy!"

Wow !!!

We have gotten a ton of new subscribers over the last week. Some were unhappy with their current comic shop, while others are first time subscribers.

We want to welcome all the noobs and say thanks for choosing us.

It's a great time to become a subscriber. Why?
Because subscribers get first pick and an extra discount during our annual backroom sale. This year sale is during the first full weekend in April. Look for your special 'gold ticket' in your subscription box in the next few weeks. This gets you to the PREVIEW EVENT from 9:15 - 11pm on Friday, April 5.

It's Previews time!

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

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 May.

Mage Wars Duels Every Tuesday at 6pm

Tuesdays at 6pm - Mage Wars Duels w/exclusive cards for prizes

Tuesday, March 5 - demo the game and try out some spells

Official Duels begin Tuesday, March 12 at 6pm (FREE)

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