Calendar of Events
The events for FREE RPG DAY are finalized.
Here is the list. Sign-ups begin this Saturday at 10AM.
Pathfinder Session #1 - 11AM
ShadowRun - hosted by Grown As Gamers - 11AM
Star Wars - Age of Rebellion Session #1 - hosted by Keystone Gaming Society - 11AM
How to be a Good GM Workshop - hosted by Grown As Gamers - 11AM
How to be a Good RPG Player Workshop - hosted by Grown As Gamers - 2PM
Pathfinder Session #2 - 4PM
Star Wars - Age of Rebellion Session #2 - hosted by Keystone Gaming Society - 4PM
Check out the Grown As Gamers website at http://www.grownasgamers.com/
Check out the Keystone Gaming Society at http://keystonegamingsociety.com/
There is limited space so sign-up early.
There will be limited FREE RPG STUFF available so stop in early.
No, that's not just some clever Photoshop work - that's an actual picture of some super expensive Hot Toys action figures, and it was funny enough to win a contest run by the company.
As much as I love toys, I don't have $300 to drop on one, so I don't own any Hot Toys stuff. And although you can't order them through the monthly Previews catalog, there's always a bunch of other cool stuff in there that we can get for you. The new catalog came in this week, so pick up a copy, flip to the back, and prepare to be amazed at the things you can spend your money on.
This weeks guaranteed comic books.
We guarantee you will like them, if not just return them in the same condition you got them and we'll give you more books to replace them.
I've heard a lot of good things about TREES.
I'm planning on reading Doctor Spektor tonight.
Get them here at 20% off until close of business Sunday, June 1.
MSRP is $75, 20% off brings your total to about $60.
Also - Thursday night June 5 and June 12 is the return of Thursday Night Magic Drafts. Only $14. CONSPIRACY !!!!
Free RPG Day is right around the corner.
We have some extra special workshops this year that will be announced by the weekend.
But I wanted to check to see if we had any other GMs interested in running any role playing games on Saturday, June 21. Let me know by shooting me or the store an email (you'll find the links at the top of this web page).
We already have a ShadowRun and Star Wars and some super secret stuff but I would love to have a Pathfinder, D&D, Savage Worlds, or Fate System game if anyone is interested.
(stay tuned for our other workshops to be offered on the 21st).
Well, the natural place to start is with the Days of Future Past trade paperback. The original "DOFP" story was just two issues long, but was pretty impactful. The story is still being milked today (in the comics as well as the movies). There are several different collected versions: the one pictured to the left, with Wolverine and Kitty Pryde, contains the issues that came out around the same time, so you get the full continuity story; the one on the right, with Wolverine and Storm, is more focused on the time travel stories, because it also includes "Days of Future Present" and "Days of Future Yet to Come."
(Hey, I told you that they kept milking it.)
If you like seeing the X-Men of the past interacting with the X-Men of the future, you should also check out All-New X-Men. It's a current title, written by Brian Michael Bendis, and features the original five X-Men coming to the present to see what the world is like. And then they get stuck and can't go home. Whoops! It's a fun book, playing with how the naive teens deal with the modern world. There are a handful of TPBs for that title as well, and if you read them fast enough, you can catch up with the monthly series. There was even a crossover with the Guardians of the Galaxy a few months ago, something we're hiiiiighly unlikely to see happen in movie theaters.
A few months ago, director Bryan Singer revealed that in 2016, we'll be watching a film titled X-Men: Apocalypse, this is a great time to get up to date with the ancient Egyptian mutant. The obvious starting point would be Age of Apocalypse (yet another time-travel story), in which Charles Xavier died early and Apocalypse came to rule the world. That would make for an interesting screenplay!
Or, if you prefer to see his first appearances, pick up Essential X-Factor volumes 1 and 2. Yes, he first reared his head in this X-Men spinoff book, and though it's all very 1980s, Singer has said that's when the movie is going to be set.
X-Cutioner's Song, by contrast, is super '90s. And again, it has a bunch of time travel. The X-Books don't so much beat a dead horse as they travel back in time to when the horse was alive and beat it to death all over again.
I'd say you should check out Rise of Apocalypse, because it shows his origins, but that's out of print - but keep the title in mind, and don't be surprised to see Marvel reprint it as we get closer to 2016.
Most recently, Uncanny X-Force seemed to be entirely about Apocalypse and his legacy, and there have been rumors that Fox wants to start an X-Force movie franchise. Uncanny Avengers also picks up the story threads from that book, but the Apocalypse connection isn't as strong.
Finally, I'd recommend Fall of the Mutants - Volume 2, which not only features Apocalypse on the cover, it introduces you to his Four Horsemen.
So there you go - a whole lot of books that will not only capture the feel of the #1 movie in the world, but will also get you ready for the next installment. Come in and pick some up, and if we don't have them in stock, we can get them for you as soon as possible!
There is no Marvel Dice Masters Tourney as stated on our website. I forgot to adjust the auto posts of the events after WizKids modified the dates.
The first official MDM event is scheduled for June 14 at 4pm. It is listed as a STANDARD event (see rules for standard events at the store). There is a single booster buy in (which probably won't happen since boosters are all sold out everywhere).
Sorry for the confusion, hope to see you then.
More CHASE Marvel Zombies coming in the Guardians of the Galaxy set this August.
Pre-order bricks and cases now !!
So just from the trailer that movie's got Nick Fury, Sinestro, and Alfred Pennyworth (plus, although he's not shown yet, Mark Hamil is in it, too).
So here's a question for you: between Wanted, Kick-Ass, Kick-Ass 2, and now The Secret Service, do you think Mark Millar actually enjoys writing comics, or does he just view them as a colorful way to pitch his movie ideas?
Want to read The Secret Service before the movie opens this October? We have copies! It was published by Marvel's creator-owned "Icon Comics" imprint, so look for it in the Marvel section of the store - and remember, it's for mature readers, just like Millar's other creator-owned stuff. You know the deal: violence, swearing, a little bit of nudity, all the stuff that makes a book not for kiddies. But still, it's pretty good, so come in and give it a try before the movie.
Coming this summer.
D&D Next promises to be the best edition of D&D yet.
Pre-Order starter boxes and Player's Handbooks now.
Start playing tonight !!
Just pre-order and prepay for the Atomic Robo RPG book (to be released in June) and we will give you the complete .PDF of the book completely free today.
Make sure you give us your email with pre-order and we will email you the .PDF.
The final fate of Nightwing finally drops this week. Even though the ending of Forever Evil has already been spoiled throughout the DC Universe already. This will be the first book I read this week.
Second issue of Marvel's BIG event.
BTW - I am really enjoying the murder mystery feel of this series. This will be the second book I read this week.
These books don't come out until September, but they're listed in this month's Previews (pages 123-136) because it takes so long to get the covers made. Remember that with the "Villains Month" comics, DC allocated everybody's orders, making some of the books really hard to find: if there are any you want, let us know now so we can be sure to order you a copy.
- Agents of SHIELD (ABC)
- Agent Carter (ABC)
- Constantine (NBC)
- Arrow (CW)
- Flash (CW)
- I Zombie (CW)
- Gotham (FOX)
- Walking Dead (AMC)
- The Strain (FX)
Even if some of those shows air on the same night (like if Arrow airs at 8 and Flash airs at 9) or they split one timeslot (Agents of SHIELD would still air Tuesdays at 8 in the fall, and then Agent Carter would air Tuesdays at 8 in the spring), that's still enough programming that we could have a comicbook show on every night of the week! It's a good time to be a nerd.
And remember that you can get ahead of everyone else by reading the trade paperbacks of the stories that inspired these shows. Gotham Central, iZOMBIE, and of course we always keep plenty of Walking Dead in stock. So consider this your summer reading assignment: come buy some TPBs, and then in the fall you can complain about everything the shows get wrong.
DC Comics: Deckbuilding Game RIVALS Batman vs The Joker
Can Batman take down The Joker - or go mad trying? The action is fast and furious in the DC Comics Deckbuilding Game: Rivals - Batman vs The Joker (CZE 01752, $20.00), as players vie to add the right mix of components to their decks, then launch attacks directly at their arch nemesis!
What do you think? Very Frank Miller/Dark Knight Returns, isn't it?
The Deadpool HeroClix releases this Wednesday.
This is rumored to be a very popular set. We will fill all pre-orders first on Wednesday. Don't wait long, these are going to blow off the shelves.
We have a limited number of Deadpool Clix available on Wednesday, the bulk of the Deadpool will arrive by Friday.
Okay, now I haven't read a lot of Hellraiser comics, but that looks pretty intriguing to me!