Calendar of Events

Giving a whole new meaning to the term "Magic" mushrooms

So here's a rather random Gawker story:

I Won a $5,000 Magic: The Gathering Tournament on Shrooms.

We have Magic tournaments every Thursday night. And while I wouldn't say we'd encourage you to get high before attending, or even that we could officially endorse such a course of action, well, if you show up and you're not being disruptive or bothering other players, there wouldn't be any immediate reason to kick you out, would there?

Games start at 6, and alternate weeks between Standard and Draft

Modern Masters 2015 Singles Binder

I spent the day finishing the Modern Masters 2015 singles binder.  Stop in to complete your collection.

Booster boxes and boosters still available but running low.

The Magic Origins pre-release sign up sheet is done.  Save money and sign-up and pre-pay today.

Daredevil meets Law & Order - plus Easter eggs!

First off, enjoy this:

Now, it's been a few weeks since Daredevil premiered on Netflix, so odds are you've seen it at least once by now. More than 10% of all Netflix subscribers watched it in its first week! So we feel safe in posting these slightly spoilery Easter eggs. We'll break it down by episode, so you know where to look for the goods.


Let this be a reminder: now's a great time to stock up on storage for your comics. Why now? Why not! We keep our boxes right by the front door, so come in and get some today.

Modern Masters 2015 Still Available

Yes indeed, Modern Masters 2015 is still in stock.
We've received more in today and have plenty of boosters and booster boxes for sale.

It sounds like we are going to have a Modern Masters 2015 binder.
Please do not ask us when, it happens when it happens.

Andy Serkis' 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Character Revealed

The Vanity Fair article says this about the character:

"A previously unpublished photo of Andy Serkis, also sporting mo-cap gear for his portrayal of Supreme Leader Snoke, is available here exclusively."

So, now we know who Serkis is playing and that he will in fact be in mo-cap gear for this role.


JUST ARRIVED - Superfight Card Game

As soon as you're old enough to understand things like Superman and Wonder Woman and Batman and Wolverine, you're old enough to know the horrible battles which must ensue for total hero(ine) dominance. Who would win in a fight: Batman or Superman? Godzilla or The Toxic Avenger? Bambi or a photography intern? Finally a game harnesses this inborn desire to argue about fictional battles, and this game is called Superfight!

Many times compared to Cards Against Humanity or Apples to Apples, Superfight! is a very very simple game. Each player plays a fighter and two power/problem cards. And then everyone argues on who would win in a fight. Actually, that's just one way of playing; many different games are mentioned in the instructions and you can even make up more on your own!

Potential Match-ups:

  • Mr. Rogers (who is made of sand and armed with a rotating machine gun turret) vs. Stephen Hawking (who is armed with a baguette and 3 stories tall)
  • A Woolly Mammoth (that is literally afraid of its own shadow and throws knives) vs A T-Rex (that uses the force and has one million twitter followers)
  • A Senior Citizen Bowling Team (that is on a jet ski and armed with nunchucks) vs. A Kindergarten Class (that just drank 5 energy drinks and sprays neurotoxin)

Deck Breakdowns:
  • Core Game Deck - main starter deck. Includes 160 character cards, 340 power/problem cards, and instructions.
  • Blue Location Expansion Deck - adds 100 fight locations, from comic book conventions to oceans of gelatin (and everything in between).
  • Green Kiddie Expansion Deck - adds 100 kid-friendly cards to the deck. Some really powerful cards.
  • Red Not-4-Kids Expansion Deck - adds 100 definitely NOT kid-friendly, and possibly really rude and offensive, cards to the deck.
  • Purple Scenario Expansion Deck - adds 100 scenario cards to the deck, from land mines to kitten stampedes, this deck adds an extra level of hilarious fun to every round.
  • Orange Geeky Expansion Deck - adds 100 dorky/nerdy/geeky/awesome cards to the deck.


'Nuff said

Avengers: Age of Pancakes

First it was rednecks, now breakfast food: the Avengers have more spin-off branches than the Justice League!

That takes some crazy skill! Nick Fury is going to show up tonight in the living room of Dr. Dan the Pancake Man and talk to him about being part of a healthy breakfast.

Happy Memorial Day - with a message from Captain America

"Doesn't matter what the press says. Doesn't matter what the politicians or the mobs say. Doesn't matter if the whole country decides that something wrong is something right.

"This nation was founded on one principle above all else: the requirement that we stand up for what we believe, no matter the odds or the consequences.

When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world--

"--'No, you move.'"

That comes from Amazing Spider-Man #537, part of Marvel's Civil War event. What do you think the odds are that it or something like it appears in the upcoming Civil War movie?

Marvel Legendary Boosters Still Available

Are you into Marvel Legendary card game?  Did you know these boosters are in stock and come with exclusive cards for that game?

JUST ARRIVED - New T-Shirts (Shield, Ant-Man, Walking Dead)

New t-shirts are here.
Get your Ant-Man t-shirts before the movie and be an innovator.
Show your love for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and Walking Dead.

New Comics On Sale - May 27, 2015

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Modern Masters 2015 (Still some remaining)

We are down to the end of our Modern Masters 2015 stock.
WOTC has stated that this will not be available to reorder so when it's gone, it's gone.

Booster boxes and single boosters are available while supplies last.

The Redneck Avengers: Tulsa Nights

Bad Lip Reading is back!

Modern Masters 2015 (Going, Going.....)

A few sealed booster boxes still remain.
I doubt we will have any left at the end of the weekend.

We also still have 3 spots left for Thursday's Modern Masters 2015 Draft.  Cost is $35 and it starts at 6PM.

Modern Masters 2015

We are expecting a limited amount of Magic Modern Masters 2015 to arrive sometime tomorrow afternoon.
As you know these are extremely rare and we doubt that our supply will last the weekend.

There is a Modern Masters 2015 draft next Thursday at the store.
Draft starts at 6pm sharp and is $35.
Everyone gets 3 packs to draft with and 2 boosters of regular boosters per player to the prize pool.

This is a draft.
Just so you understand the rules of a draft, the cards that are your's to keep are NOT the cards from the boosters you are handed to start the draft. The cards that are your's to keep are the cards that you end up with after the draft.


Still some 2 or 3 spots left in the draft event next Thursday.

I have a few more booster boxes coming in next week so if we sell out over the weekend check back next Wednesday.

Memorial Day Special Hours (This Coming Monday)

The store will have special hours next Monday, May 25 because of Memorial Day.
Store hours will be 11AM - 4PM.

Obviously no Pathfinder or Star Wars X-Wing in the evening.
Feel free to move your events to the afternoon.

That time the Avengers met David Letterman

No really, this was a real thing that happened. Now that he's finally going away, someday this story will have to be retconned - who do you think future flashbacks will have sitting behind the desk?

Games Workshop Price Increase

Consider this a friendly warning.
Effective June 1, 2015 Games Workshop will be increasing prices on many of their items.
You have 2 weeks to get items at the current cost before we are forced to raise their prices.

Memorial Day Special Hours (next Monday)

The store will have special hours next Monday, May 25 because of Memorial Day.
Store hours will be 11AM - 4PM.

Obviously no Pathfinder or Star Wars X-Wing in the evening.
Feel free to move your events to the afternoon.

New Comics on Sale - May 20, 2015

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Hazing the new guy

That's just one image in a series by photographer Edy Hardjo, all showing superheroes doing some not-so-super stuff. Follow the link to check out the rest.

Legends of Tomorrow

Another day, another spoilery trailer for an upcoming DC show. Seriously, even just knowing the cast of the show may tell you things you didn't want to know, so watch this hype reel for the upcoming Flash/Arrow spinoff show with caution:

FREE RPG Day is Coming - June 20

Swag for Free RPG Day
Players and GMs get dibs.

Event descriptions and sign-ups coming soon

Supergirl first look

Did you buy today's issue of Convergence: Supergirl? You should. It's funny. And conveniently, CBS has posted a (semi-spoilery) trailer for their upcoming Supergirl TV show, and it's looking pretty good:

SUPERGIRL is an action-adventure drama based on the DC Comics character Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist), Superman's (Kal-El) cousin who, after 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. Twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton with her parents' help at the same time as the infant Kal-El. Protected and raised on Earth by her foster family, the Danvers, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex (Chyler Leigh), and learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin in order to keep her identity a secret. Years later at 24, Kara lives in National City assisting media mogul and fierce taskmaster Cat Grant (Golden Globe Award winner Calista Flockhart), who just hired the Daily Planet's former photographer, James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks), as her new art director. However, Kara's days of keeping her talents a secret are over when Hank Henshaw (David Harewood), head of a super-secret agency where her sister also works, enlists her to help them protect the citizens of National City from sinister threats. Though Kara will need to find a way to manage her newfound empowerment with her very human relationships, her heart soars as she takes to the skies as Supergirl to fight crime. Greg Berlanti ("The Flash," "Arrow"), Ali Adler, Sarah Schecter and Andrew Kreisberg are executive producers for Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The pilot was directed by Glen Winter ("Arrow").

People who have seen the pilot episode are saying it's outstanding, and this trailer (while giving almost everything away) seems to back that up.

DC DECK BUILDING LEAGUE - Begins this Sunday at Noon

Monthly League
Hosted by the Grown As Gamers
Entry fee = $2

3 rounds, points awarded based on WIN/LOSS records
Winner at end of league will win an EXCLUSIVE playmat.

Starts at noon.

Shadows of Brimstone - Demo This Saturday at Noon

Hosted by the Grown As Gamers
Starts at noon
FREE for all, come in and check out both AMAZING board/miniature games.

WarMachine and Hordes - Path of Devastation - Season 2

Monday, May 18th marks the beginning of second season of the Path of Devastation League at Comic Store West.

Path of Devastation: Broken Roads is a casual play league for fans of the Iron Kingdoms setting.

For returning players, who participated in our Riven Bonds league back in March, this season features a different Hero model for each faction, new Scenarios, and an original Iron Kingdoms Roleplaying Game story.

For players new to the Path of Devastation League, the main feature of the league is your Hero, an existing solo who has been temporarily upgraded to a Character model. As you play games and paint models you will accrue XP that can be applied to your character to purchase new powers and abilities that will remain in effect for the remainder of the league. Additionally, unlike in previous leagues, you can get XP for games of High Command, the Iron Kingdoms Deck Building Game, as well as XP for playing through (or running!) this season's Roleplaying Game scenario.

Official League nights will happen from 5p-10p, Friday nights at Comic Store West but you can play any time the store is open. It is a good idea to call first to make sure there is a free table since some nights can get very busy in the gaming area.

Registration is $5 and sign-ups start immediately.

Looking for more info? Either e-mail me at or check out the event page on Facebook (

Thanks, and I hope to see you and your army at Comic Store West.

HeroClix Brainiac Ship (variant)

We have a limited number of these on order.
Originally the Brainiac ship was a summer convention 2015 exclusive. They repainted it and and gave it new powers and now will be available at stores in August. Want one? As to be placed on the waiting list.

MSRP = 69.99

Three Cheers For Master Store Exclusive Card

The Comic Store West - Three Cheers for Master EXCLUSIVE card is in.
If you picked up a copy of the game from us bring your proxy copy of the card in and we will swap it with a legit copy of the card.

I think we still have one copy of the game available if you are interested. If we are out let us know and we can try and order you a copy. We do have a limited number of store EXCLUSIVE cards so act fast.

Thor's secret identity leaked (SPOILERS!)

Just a few days ahead of this week's Thor #8, speculation runs rampant about who the new Thor is when she takes off her helmet. Well, if you can't stand the excitement any more, you're in luck!

A small fan site that nobody has ever heard of has managed to uncover the last page of the issue.

Now, don't worry, we're not going to post the reveal here - just throwing it out there would be rude, and we do like to maintain at least a little bit of secrecy, after all.

Every time Marvel tries to have a big surprise like this, they usually end up spoiling it somehow, don't they? Here are some ways they've given away the contents of their important stories in the past:

  • Facebook news feeds.
  • On The View.
  • Social media. All of it.
  • The pages of USA Today.

Everybody is going to be talking about this reveal soon enough. Maybe even before Wednesday morning. So you can wait for that to happen, or you can choose to spoil the reveal for yourself right now.

Really sure you want to know who the new Thor is? Really, really sure? Then click here to find out, but don't say we didn't warn you. But be ready, it's a heck of a hook for the next issue, and really raises more questions than it answers. Now is a good time to subscribe!

New Comics On Sale - May 13, 2015

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HeroClix - Age of Ultron Event Season

HeroClix - Age of Ultron Storyline Events are scheduled:

Sunday, June 14 at 2pm
Sunday, July 12 at 2pm
Sunday, August 16 at 2pm
Sunday, September 20 at 2pm

HeroClix Avengers Assembled Release Event This Sunday

HeroClix - Avengers Assembled Release Event this Sunday beginning at 2PM.
Buy 2 boosters ($12.99 each), build the best 300 point team you can and win great prizes.

LE to be named on Sunday
Limited number of maps and objects to hand out to participants.

Don't forget if you are not registered on the event system, get registered NOW !!
We need all players to be registered and signed up for the event

More Free Comics In 5 months !!!

Same as FREE COMIC BOOK DAY only scarier.
Join us all day on Halloween for Free Comics, Cosplay (of course it's Halloween) and more.


This is why font choice in your lettering is important:

Official "Captain America: Civil War" Cast Released!

Production started today for the third Captain America film, as well as a confirmation of the cast from Marvel.

"Captain America: Civil War picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain." (x)

The cast list is below the jump!

JUST ARRIVED - HeroClix Avengers Assembled

Single boosters, bricks, and case on sale now.
3 straight weeks of tournament starting this Sunday at 2PM.

"Ant-Man" Poster Released!

Marvel's official synopsis for the movie is:

"The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios' Ant-Man. Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

Marvel's Ant-Man stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne, Corey Stoll as Darren Cross aka Yellowjacket, Bobby Cannavale as Paxton, Michael Peña as Luis, Judy Greer as Maggie, Tip "Ti" Harris as Dave, David Dastmalchian as Kurt, Wood Harris as Gale, Jordi Mollà as Castillo and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym. Directed by Peyton Reed and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel's Ant-Man delivers a high-stakes, tension-filled adventure on July 17, 2015."


Mouse Guard - Swords and Strongholds

Mouse Guard - Swords and Strongholds Game
Coming in June/July
Now accepting pre-orders.

ARRIVING TODAY - Three Cheers for Master

Master Has Been Blue, Lately! It`s just not the same now that all lands known to evil have been conquered. When Master`s blue, it`s the minions who suffer. As a lieutenant in Master`s army a foreminion it falls to you to cheer him up. Not the easiest task, even in the best of times. But then it hits you: What better way to cheer Master up than a cheerleading competition? Whichever foreminion builds and scales the most impressive tower of war-hungry minions will surely win Master`s heart. What could possibly go wrong?

Price = $19.95

Everyone purchasing a copy of this game will also receive an EXCLUSIVE CSW card for the game designed by Scott himself. These cards will arrive at the store in about 2 weeks.


From "Civil War" to "Infinity War"

When the Avengers: Age of Ultron press tour went to MTV they revealed something about the upcoming Captain America film and how it ties in to Avengers: Infinity War.

The cast list for Civil War is massive, but as Chris Evans says, "it's to kick off Avengers: Infinity War." The members of the current Avengers cast who will not be in Captain America: Civil War, as of now, are Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo.

Captain America: Civil War is set to be released May 6, 2016.


Free Comic Book Day Recap - Donations #freecomicbookday2015

Thank you to all who came out and supported us on Free Comic Book Day.
Every year this event gets larger and larger and this year was no different.

Total donations to the Martin Memorial Library were $650, so we will add another $650 giving the library $1300 in donations. YAY !! This was an increase of 30% overall last year. Again, thank you so much.

Now the planning starts for next year.

May The Fourth Be With You

Star Wars X-Wing Tournament tonight starting after 5PM.
Beginners welcome, we will supply all you need.

The Fresh Prince of Belle Reve

The first official cast photo for the upcoming Suicide Squad film was released today:

(If you don't recognize everyone, don't worry: somebody already took the trouble to figure it out.)

Later in the day, Will Smith confirmed that he will wear Deadshot's familiar mask in the film.

What do you think of this reveal? How many of these characters do you think will survive to the sequel?

Free Comic Book Day Recap - York Area Fire and Rescue #freecomicbookday2015

The York Area Fire and Rescue came out to hang with the Ghostbusters.

(Hopefully they did not count the total number of people in the store or we may have been in trouble - shhhhhh don't tell anyone).

Free Comic Book Day Recap - Land of 1000 Robots Set 2 - #freecomicbookday2015

Land of 1000 Robots Set 2 - 3PM

Free Comic Book Day Recap - Land of 1000 Robots Set 1 - #freecomicbookday2015

Land of 1000 Robots - Set #1 at noon

Free Comic Book Day Recap - Land of 1000 Robots Sound Check - #freecomicbookday2015

Here is the 8:30AM sound check for Land of 1000 Robots from FCBD 2015.

Free Comic Book Day 2015 Recap - #freecomicbookday2015

I'm working on all videos and photos from event and will have everything posted ASAP.

Thanks to all who helped make FCBD2015 the most successful single day in Comic Store West history.

I will post the total Martin Library donation number later today, but thanks to all who helped donate to the library.


New Comics on Sale - May 6, 2015

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