Calendar of Events

Dungeons and Dragons Dice Masters !!!

HILLSIDE, NJ – May 30, 2014 - NECA/WizKids is excited to announce a new Dice Masters game set in the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms universe.
“We're excited to expand our Dungeons & Dragons portfolio with the addition of Dungeons & Dragons Dice Masters.  Dice Masters is an all new game that utilizes WizKids Games’ proprietary Dice Building Game platform where players collect and assemble their “party” of adventurer dice and battle in head to head gameplay. Dice Masters has had huge initial success, is a very exciting platform and should fit perfectly with the world and lore of Dungeons & Dragons. You can expect to see some of the most recognizable monsters and characters, such as Kobolds, Beholders, Mindflayers, Dragons, Drow, and many more!” said Justin Ziran, president of WizKids Games.  "We're excited to work with Mike Elliott and Eric M. Lang, who brought the original Dice Masters game to life, and we are sure they will bring Dungeons & Dragons Dice Masters to the table top in unique and immersive ways."
Nathan Stewart, Brand Director for Dungeons & Dragons, was equally enthusiastic. “We are excited about the addition of Dungeons & Dragons Dice Masters to the WizKids product line. We're sure fans will enjoy this fun and unique way to experience the legendary heroes and monsters of the Forgotten Realms." 
The Dungeons & Dragons Dice Masters line will begin rolling out in Q4 2014. Products will include Starter Sets, Booster Packs, Play Mats, and a Storage Box to keep your Dungeons & Dragons Dice Masters collection in!

** Get on our waiting list today to be guaranteed the first shipments we receive.  You have been warned !!

Game Trade Magazine #172

Have you had a chance to browse through the latest Game Trade Magazine?
If not check it out online here

COMING SOON - War of Light Month 1

Sunday, June 8th at 2pm
2 boosters 
Entry fee = $30

Free RPG Day Full Game Line-Up

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
Check out the Keystone Gaming Society at

There is limited space so sign-up early.
There will be limited FREE RPG STUFF available so stop in early.

Too many choices

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.

Star Trek Attack Wing - Arena

Star Trek Attack Wing
Saturday, May 31 at 11am
Entry fee = $15

We Guarantee You'll Like These

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.

HeroClix Singles Are Now Fully Stocked

Come check out some of the most highly sought after HeroClix pieces.
Priced below what you will find on eBay.

Magic Modern Event Deck 20% Off Thru Monday

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 2014 Right Around the Corner

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).

So you've seen "X-Men: Days of Future Past" - now what?

Hopefully you went to see Days of Future Past this weekend - it was really good, pretty much on par with X2! Anyway, if you enjoyed the film, you probably want to read some similar comics, right?

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!

NEW - High End HeroClix Singles In Stock Now

Looking for some high end HeroClix figures?
We have a new HeroClix glass display with some awesome Rare, Super Rare, Limited Edition, and even Chase figures.  Stop in and check them out.

Cards Against Humanity - 90's Nostalgia Pack

The 90s Nostalgia pack for Cards Against Humanity is almost sold out.

Magic - Journey Into Nyx Singles Now Available

The binder of singles for Jounrey Into Nyx is ready.

Please remember binder rule #1 - Binders are not available during our busiest days (Tues and Wed afternoons).  The best time to look through binders is Saturday.


We will be closed Monday in honor of Memorial Day.

The Gotham Evening Post

I found this while trying to reach the end of the internet.
Thought it was very cool.

JUST ARRIVED - New Gift Cards

Has everyone seen our new gift cards. 
These were designed by one of our longtime subscribers.

They are sure to become highly collectible.
Get one today.

We also take orders for these from our website.  
Check out the options on the top left of our page.

Marvel Dice Masters Event Mistake

WHOOPS Brian Screwed up.
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.

It's Time to Pre-Order HeroClix Guardians of the Galaxy

More CHASE Marvel Zombies coming in the Guardians of the Galaxy set this August.
Pre-order bricks and cases now !!

HeroClix - Legion of Superheroes - Event #3

Event #3
Sunday, May 25 at 2pm
Sealed 2 boosters (300 points)

Introducing "Kingsman: The Secret Service"

That's right, another comicbook movie is coming out this year! I'd forgotten this was coming out until the trailer debuted on Conan last night:

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.

Atomic Robo RPG - Free PDF with pre-order/pay

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.

Guardians of the Galaxy trailer #2

Marvel spent all weekend releasing teasers for this trailer (which is just about the most ridiculous thing ever), but now the real thing is finally here:

RED HOT COMIC OF THE WEEK - Forever Evil #7 and Original Sin #2

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.

New Comics on Sale - May 21, 2014

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DC's lenticular "Future's End" covers revealed

Remember when we told you that DC was bringing back the 3D covers? Well now they've released the creative teams behind the books (short version: mostly the same writers as the normal books, but with different artists) and the first two weeks' worth of covers. You can see them all at CBR.

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.

HeroClix Deadpool Sealed Event This Sunday

Last Minute HeroClix Tournament
Sunday, 2pm sealed Deadpool.
2 boosters, 400 points


The great comicbook TV show deluge of 2014

So the Flash teaser yesterday (and the new one released today) got me thinking: there are going to be a ton of comic-based TV shows next season! Take a look at this list:

  • 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 Deckbuilding RIVALS Batman vs Joker

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!

100% compatible with the popular DC deckbuilding game.  Pre-order today.

And Now Batman in Living Color

Please, Please, Please let this be the true color scheme of the costume.

First look at the live-action Flash

Well, the first look in motion, anyway - there have been a few photos.

Edit: And now, here's a 5 minute trailer! Warning: it does kind of give away the entire plot of the first episode, so watcher beware:

Affleck's Batman costume revealed!

Check out what Zack Snyder posted this morning on Twitter:

What do you think? Very Frank Miller/Dark Knight Returns, isn't it?

RED HOT COMIC OF THE WEEK - Walking Dead #127

A great jumping on point especially if you have been reading trades only.


I read the issue last night.
I have been down on Superman lately but after reading DOOMED #1 I'm back !!!


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.

Dungeons and Dragons New Encounters Season Starting

Hug A Small Business Owner

I'm working all day Saturday and will be accepting hugs all day.

Small Business Week

This week is small business week, we are a small business.
Stop in and buy lots of stuff.

New Comics On Sale - May 14, 2014

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(Un)holy moley! #Constantine tv show looks GOOD!

Back when the Keanu Reeves Constantine movie came out in 2005, a friend of mine reviewed it by saying that it wasn't "bad," per se, but that it was the "Dolph Lundgren Punisher" version of the character, and that it left room open for the "Thomas Jane Punisher" version sometime later (keeping it all in terms we nerds can understand). So that was almost a decade ago, and thanks to NBC it looks like he was spot-on!

Okay, now I haven't read a lot of Hellraiser comics, but that looks pretty intriguing to me!

HeroClix Format Change for May 11 and May 25

We are going to try and run a sealed booster event tomorrow, we are low on boosters so bring along a 300 point team just in case.

Note the change on May 25, this will be a 300 point sealed event to close out the Legion OP Kit.

Freebooter's Fate

For all those who have pre-ordered some Freebooter's Fate game stuff from us.  Have no fear.  The stuff is FINALLY shipping and should be at the store by this Friday, May 17.

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