Monday, January 31, 2011

February 5th and 6th, Gaming, Gaming, Gaming! Now with MORE Gaming!

While the Magic the Gathering Pre-release is coming up this weekend, the next weekend is a HUGE weekend for games. Magic: the Gathering, Yu Gi Oh, UFS CCG, and Ascension Deckbuilding Game all have special events lined up for the weekend of Febuary 5th!

On Febuary 5th we have both the Magic: the Gathering release tournament, the Yu Gi Oh pre-release event for the Storm of Ragnarok set, and the pre-release tournament for UFS CCG's Red Horizon!

Magic: the Gathering registration is from Sunday through Saturday ($24.99) and the tournament will begin at 1:00 on Feb 5th.

(Just Announced!) The UFS CCG has experienced a resurrection with the upcoming Red Horizon expansion. The pre-release is a sealed tournament ($TBD.) This pre-release is the first in a hopefully long run for the newly resurrected card game!

Yu Gi Oh pre-release events are more casual, but no less fun. When players register ($19.99), they receive 5 packs of
the Storm of Ragnarok to build a deck with and are entered into a drawing for an exclusive pre-release game mat!

But that is not all! On Sunday, Feb 6th, Dr. No's is hosting an Ascension Game Day.
Ascension is a fast-paced deckbuilding game that’s quick to learn, easy to setup, and packed with endless hours of replay value. All of the players who register ($5.00 or free with Ascension Purchase) receive a copy of Lifebound Hero, Pathwarden!

Start the month right with new comics this Wednesday, February 2

Based on Sony's hit online game, DC Universe Online: Legends #1, written by legendary Marv Wolfman and favorite Tony Bedard, hits shelves this week.  Lex Luthor is defined by his obsession with destroying the Man of Steel, but this time he has gone to far. Lex has made a deal with Braniac that may have doomed the entire human race. This ultimate tale of good versus evil will unfold as a biweekly series and is sure to be a great read for long time DC fans and fans of the MMO.

Kicking off Marvel.1, Invincible Iron Man #500.1 is the perfect jumping on point for anyone interested in getting on board fan-favorites Matt Fraction and Salvador Larroca's amazing run. Tony Stark is taking a step into the future, and this Armored Avenger will soar to never before seen heights but not alone. Make sure to check out the Iron Man of the 21st Century!

The Merc With the Mouth is mourning the lose of his best friend Cable. In Deadpool and Cable #26, Deadpool decides that the perfect way to honor his pal is to establish a Cable museum, amusement park, and TV show in their old stomping ground, Rumekistan. However, things aren't like they used to be in this fictional European land, and Deadpool's appearance is only making things worse.

For the first time in 20 years, Paul Levitz and Keith Giffen reunite on Legion of Super Heroes Annual #1 as they bring the new and deadly Emerald Empress up against the super team of the 31st century. The Legion is not prepared for this incredibly powerful foe, and they pay the price. One of the Legion will never be the same after this.

Bat-fans have some great books this week with the release of Batman Beyond #2, Batman Odyssey #6, Batman Confiddential #53, Gotham City Sirens #19, and Batman: The Return of Bruce Warne Deluxe Edition HC (collecting the six-issue miniseries).

Fans of Superman should be an eye out for the Superman 80 Page Giant, 2011. This book has seven new stories about Superman and his friends by some of the industry's up-and-coming talent. Jeff Lemire's Superboy #4 is also out this week, continuing the tales of the strange in Smallville. The final chapter of the "New Krypton" storyline is collected in Superman: War of the Supermen HC, containing issues 0-4 and a page from Superman #700.

Jeff Lemire's Sweet Tooth continues this week with issue #18. The crew sets out sets out for the long journey to the North in search of answers, but can they hold together long enough to even get started? This stand-alone issue is presented in a horizontal storytelling format. If you have never read this series, give yourself a treat and check out the first collected volume of the series.

These books, and many more, will be available as soon as we open the doors on Wednesday, so come on by! (And if you want to get an idea what else you can expect, check out the covers below!)

Monday, January 24, 2011

Big changes coming this Wednesday, January 26

Hickman and Epting's "Three" story-arc draws to a close in Fantastic Four #587, but one member of the family isn't going to make it out alive. Special for this issue only, join us on Tuesday, January 25, for one of the biggest events to ever hit the Fantastic Four in history. That's right, you will be able to buy this book a day earlier than normal to ensure that nothing is spoiled. This issue is shipped in a black polybag to commemorate the event that is sure to change the future of the team. If you have missed any part of the story line, Fantastic Four #583, 584, 585, and 586 will all have new printings this week  to help you catch up, but these, and all other new comics, will be available on Wednesday as usual.

Kicking off the next, great X-Men epic, Age of X: Alpha #1 is out this week and will forever change the course of mutant kind. Writer Mike Carey brings you the story of mutant kinds' "final war." The last remaining group of mutants fight for their species' survival, but how far will they go? Fans of "Age of Apocalypse" will want to check this book out. Hitting shelves the same day: a new story-line starts in X-Men #7; Magneto #1, written by Howard Chaykin, tells the tale of a young Erik Magnus trying to gather mutants to his cause; and Uncanny X-Men #532, Uncanny X-Force #4, and X-23 #5 continue.

Have you ever wondered who would win in a fight: G.I. Joe, Ghostbusters, Star Trek, or . . . zombies? After ten years in the making, IDW's dimension-spanning Infestation #1 will finally answer your question. Something has gone wrong in the Zombies vs Robots universe, terribly wrong, and some of IDW's biggest realities are in trouble.

Also this week, don't miss these Marvel titles: New Avengers #8, Secret Avengers #9, Ultimate Comics Avengers 3 #6, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #152, and Ultimate Comics: Doom #2.

On shelves from DC: Wonder Woman #606, Teen Titans #91, Justice League: Generation Lost #18, and Action Comics #897.

These books, and many more, will be available as soon as we open the doors on Wednesday, so come on by! (And if you want to get an idea what else you can expect, check out the covers below!)

Monday, January 17, 2011

A positive forecast for great books on January 19

It's time to celebrate the Ol' Shell-head's anniversary with the release of Invincible Iron Man #500! In this giant-sized issue, the series' award winning team, Matt Fraction and Salvador Larroca, jump the series seventy years into the future as three generations of the Stark family face their biggest foe yet. While in the present, Spider-Man and Iron Man attempt to fill in the blanks of Tony's missing memories, and so much more. The future starts now for Iron Man!

Speaking of our favorite web-head, Amazing Spider-Man #652 marks the beginning of the "Revenge of the Spider-Slayer" story-line. After the return of the Hobgoblin in "Big Time," more of Spidey's rogues gallery is stepping out; Alistair Smythe, The Spider-Slayer, is back and has brought a slew of upgraded baddies, including Mac Gargan back as The Scorpian, to ruin Spider-Man's day, and everyone Parker knows is in danger.

Season eight of Joss Whedon's Buff the Vampire Slayer draws to a close with issue 40 this week. Buffy has traveled a long road home, but all is not safe just yet. Betrayal and loss faces the Scooby gang, and they will never be the same again.

Based on the hit video game series, Mass Effect Evolution #1 is a new story by Mass Effect 2's lead writer Mac Walters and John Jackson Miller revealing humanities first days of conflict on the galactic stage. Also, find out The Illusive Man's pivotal role in the whole thing. Fans of the series shouldn't miss this essential piece of cannon presented here for the first time! If that isn't enough, the Mass Effect Redemption TP is still available!

Also this week, superhero fans should keep an eye out for great titles like Batman #706, Brightest Day #18, and Wolverine #5!

Those looking for something a little different have The Boys #50, Scarlet #4, and Superior #4 to look forward to this week.

These books, and many more, will be available as soon as we open the doors on Wednesday, so come on by! (And if you want to get an idea what else you can expect, check out the covers below!)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Putting the Fun in Funnybooks!

Just a reminder that Dr.  No's is open regular hours beginning on Thursday, January 13th. We're here from 11am until 8pm (or later if there's a tournament or event scheduled), and we do have our full shipment of new comics for the week, ready for you to enjoy right now. In case you didn't see what's coming in this week, you can scroll down further on our website or you can click here to jump straight to the list of this week's arrivals! Hope we see you soon!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Store is Open and New Comics Are Here!

Hello All!

After a couple of days trapped...uh... relaxing behind a mound of snow, Dr. No's is open to serve your comic and game needs. We have received our shipment of new releases for the week, and they're on the shelves waiting for you! (Only two and a half hours late, which we're pretty proud of, considering the weather--we owe a debt of gratitude to Barry, Tommy, and everyone at FedEx Freight in Conley, GA, who made it possible for us to have the books today, in spite of inclement weather.. these guys went above and beyond, and they had everything ready for us to pick up when we got there this morning!)

Due to deteriorating road conditions after dark, we will be closing Wednesday, January 12th, at 6pm. We do anticipate resuming regular 11am-8pm hours beginning Thursday, January 13th, and we still hope to have our normal Friday night YuGiOh tournament.

Please be careful when you get on the roads. There are still many frozen patches, and all that water on the roadways is going to refreeze once the sun drops lower. We all love comics, but they'll be here waiting for you when conditions improve!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Everything's Still On Ice...

Due to weather conditions, we are not able to open the store this morning; we will evaluate road conditions later today to determine if we might be able to open at all this afternoon. We are hopeful that conditions will improve enough for our comics delivery to get through sometime on Wednesday, and we are optimistic that we will be able to open on Wednesday for new comics sales.

As of right now, Diamond has not been able to get any comic book shipments into metro Atlanta; both FedEx and UPS are still holding books in Memphis and will not dispatch them to this area until road conditions improve enough that they can resume normal operations at their freight hubs. We are monitoring the status of both operations and will pick up our comics as soon as they make it into the metro area, but there's no word on whether FedEx and/or UPS will begin moving shipments later today, sometime on Wednesday, or perhaps even later.

Keep checking with us here for the latest info! We appreciate your understanding and patience during this weather situation, and we all look forward to resuming our normal schedule as soon as possible!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Chilling Out

The unprecedented snow and ice of Sunday night and Monday morning continues to make its presence known, and at this time (11:30pm Monday night), it's hard to say what tomorrow might bring. Currently, forecasts call for the roads to be as bad tomorrow as they were today; as a result, it's possible that Dr. No's will open late and close early tomorrow--and there's still a chance that the store will remain closed for a second day if there's not enough road clearing to make it safe for staff to get to the store.

Diamond has also informed us that the books will be delayed--just how much we can't say, but this is beyond anyone's control since neither FedEx Freight or UPS moved any shipments into the metro Atlanta area today.  Until the FedEx Freight center can open and handle incoming shipments (they were closed today), Diamond can't get comics into Georgia for any of the metro Atlanta stores to process--and that includes your friendly neighborhood comics retailers at Dr. No's! We're touching base with Diamond and with FedEx several times during the day to get the latest word, and as soon as we can get our books, we will, of course.

We'll continue to post here and on Facebook as we know what's going on, so stay in touch with us for the latest information--and thanks for your patience in this meteorologically challenging time!

We'll Be Right Back!...

Due to Sunday evening's unprecedented snowfall, Dr. No's will be closed on Monday, January 10th. As much as we'd like to be able to help you find just the comics and games that you're looking for, we'd also like to know that our staff and customers aren't risking life and limb to get to the store.

We are certainly optimistic that we will be able to open on Tuesday, January 11th, even if we have to open slightly late to allow for road clearing. Please check back here at tomorrow evening or Tuesday morning for updates.

We also are not sure at this point if the weather will delay the arrival of this week's comic book shipment. The truck bringing our books has to drive through a couple of hundred miles of this snow and ice, so it is possible that books will be late. Again, we will update you here at just as soon as we know what's going on, and we will make every effort to get the books to you as soon as possible.

Thanks for understanding!

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Great books for Wednesday, January 12 (or whenever the weather allows deliveries!...)

Debuting in June 1992, Spawn helped put Image on the map and has remained a fan favorite over the years. Seventeen years later, Spawn #200 is hitting shelves. Jim Downing is the new Spawn and has teamed up with an unlikely ally, Clown. Together they will face one of the biggest enemies in the Spawn universe. This double-sized issue ships with seven different covers from industry leading artists: Jim Lee, Todd McFarlane, Greg Capullo, David Finch, Rob Liefeld, Marc Silvestri and Ashley Wood. This also marks the long awaited return of McFarlane and Capullo to interior artwork.

Bat fans can look forward to Batman and Robin #19 this week. The final part of Paul Cornell's The Sum of Her Parts storyline is here. The Absence has been located, but Batman and Robin may be walking into a trap. Batgirl #17 and Birds of Prey #8 will also be on shelves, so make sure not to miss these two wonderful books.

The hunt for Maxwell Lord continues in Justice League: Generation Lost #17, also out this week.

Matt Fraction's amazing series Casanova continues its full-color return to comics in volume two of the series, Casanova: Gula #1

These books, and many more, will be available as soon as FedEx is able to get books into the metro area--but we don't know if that'll be Wednesday or Thursday. Keep checking this site for the latest info on arrivals and store hours. (And if you want to get an idea what else you can expect, check out the covers below!)

Monday, January 03, 2011

Celebrate the New Year with some great comics on January, 5th!

After the success of last year's mini-series, Batman Beyond is back in the first of issue of the new ongoing series written by Adam Beechen with art by Ryan Benjamin and John Stanisci. Terry McGinnis and Bruce Wayne return in this series set in the DCU's future, and they are stronger than ever after their encounter with Hush almost bringing their alliance to a an end. However, their newest super-powered baddie won't give them a break and even has the Justice League coming to Neo-Gotham to hunt him down.

From the hit creative team of Jason Aaron (writer) and Ron Garney (artist) comes the newest title in Marvel's Ultimate universe, Ultimate Comics Captain America #1. This new mini-series pits Captain America against Captain America! Yes, you read that right; Captain America is going up against one of his strongest opponents yet, Captain America of the Vietnam War. As these two face off, see what sacrifices one man makes to serve his country and learn secrets from the super soldier program never before revealed.

DC has two one-shots this week focusing on some of your favorite characters. Steel #1 is written by Dr. Who novelist Steve Lyons with artist Sean Chen and focuses on John Henry Irons, the man turned man of steel. This story reveals the determination of Irons that keeps him going through thick and thin and keeps him between Metallo and the destruction of Metropolis. Starman/Congorilla #1 is written by regular Justice League of America writer James Robinson with art by Brett Booth. Starman and Congorilla join forces to discover the secrets behind the Omega Man's dark energy that encases Washington D.C. in this tie-in to the JLA Omega storyline. Their search will take them on a quest to find the Fountain of Youth while running into other DCU heroes and outwitting terrorist assiassins from Gorilla City!

Don't miss the beginning of the 'No Way Out' storyline in Walking Dead #80 and the start of Walking Dead Weekly #1, which reprints the entire series from the the beginning.

Our Marvel fans will be pleased to see Avengers: The Children's Crusade #4 and Avengers Prime #4, hitting shelves this week.

These books, and many more, will be available as soon as we open the doors on Wednesday, so come on by! (And if you want to get an idea what else you can expect, check out the covers below!)