Friday, October 29, 2010

Space Hulk: Death Angel - The Card Game is at Dr. No's!

Space Hulk: Death Angel - The Card Game is a cooperative card game for 1-6 players. Set in the grim Warhammer 40,000 universe, Death Angel pits a squad of Blood Angel Space Marines against a growing alien horde. It will take strategic teamwork to make it out alive.

Pick your combat group, fall into formation, and prepare for the Genestealer swarms!

Space Hulk: Death Angel - The Card Game includes:

  • 128 cards
  • 12 Support Tokens
  • 6 Combat Team Markers
  • 1 Combat Die
  • Rulebook

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Epic World of Warcraft Icecrown Collection arrives at Dr. No's!

New goodies like class icon dividers for the storage box, foil heroes, lore guide with visual set spoiler, exclusive set deckbox and playmat/mouse pad (both starring the Scourge and Argent Crusade leaders.) Plus, a guaranteed Loot card! Loot that ensures something for both you and your World of Warcraft MMO character! To break it down:

  • Collectible Icecrown long box for card storage with class icon dividers
  • Guaranteed Loot card
  • Six booster packs of Icecrown
  • Exclusive 14” x 24” playmat/mouse pad featuring the Lich King and Tirion Fordring
  • Exclusive Deckbox with the Lich King and Tirion Fordring
  • Icecrown lore guide and visual set spoiler
  • Five random foil heroes from Icecrown

Monday, October 25, 2010

Scars of Mirrodin Game Day This Saturday!

The release festivities continue with the Scars of Mirrodin Game Day on Saturday, Oct. 30th.

Game Day Tournament is Standard format. The tournament will be Swiss-style.

All participants receive an exclusive Memnite promo card (while supplies last). The top players each receive an exclusive full-art Tempered Steel promo card.

The top 2 finishers with Mirran-affiliated decks receive a Peace Strider preview card from Mirrodin Besieged, and the top 2 finishers with Phyrexia-affiliated decks receive a Pierce Strider preview card! This is in addition to any prize cards you might win for their overall event finish.

What Does an "Affliated Deck" Mean?

All cards in Scars of Mirrodin are watermarked with either a Mirran or Phyrexian symbol to represent the card’s affiliation. You can build your Game Day deck to be affiliated with one of the two sides; this makes you eligible to win the Mirrodin Besieged preview cards. (Having an affiliated deck is not required for Game Day; you can play any Standard-legal deck you choose.)

An affiliated deck must have at least ten watermarked cards from its affiliated faction in its main deck, and no watermarked cards from the opposing faction in its main deck or sideboard. The deck must still be Standard-legal.

New comics for Wednesday, October 27th!

This week marks the start of DC's original Earth One graphic novel series from some of the industries top creators. The series will present dramatic retellings of DC's legendary heroes set in current times and a world that has had no heroes before now. First up is J. Michael Straczynski's Superman: Earth One HC with art by Shane Davis and Sandra Hope. This original story asks the question: what would Superman's origin be like if it was introduced today for the first time? The basics are the same, but times have changed. With this all-new origin comes an all new villain. How will Earth's newest hero fair against this deadly alien threat? Find out this Wednesday!

Death is back, and I'm not talking about Nekron. Neil Gaiman's Death from the hit Sandman series is making an appearance in Action Comics #894 this week. After the events of last issue, Lex Luthor finds himself at Death's door. Go on a journey with her as she delves deep into the mind of one of the world's greatest villains, and in the process, learn how Death fits into the DC Universe.

Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips have brought readers some of the best in noir comics like Sleeper, Criminal, and Incognito. And this week, they continue that tradition with Incognito: Bad Influences #1, the second chapter in the smash hit super hero noir series. Zack Overkill is back, and he is going deeper into the criminal underworld than ever before. Will he be able to get out without being sucked back into a life he already escaped? If you missed the first series, the Incognito TP is available to help you catch up on this unique, pulp tale.

Also on shelves this week is Teen Titans #88. This issue marks a new creative team and a new direction for the series. Rediscovering their roots, Superboy, Wonder Girl, Kid Flash, Raven, Beast Boy, and Ravager rebuild their camaraderie while facing their newest baddies, the Feral Boys. But the Feral Boys have a secret that may keep the team apart. This is a great jumping-on-point for new and old readers as the new era of the Teen Titans begins.

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, October 18, 2010

Carnage on the shelves October 20, 2010!

He's back! Carnage, one of Spidey's most psychotic enemies, has returned to cause trouble with our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man and invincible Iron Man! But something isn't the same this go around. With the symbiote's last host dead, how did Carnage survive, where did his new powers come from, and who is the woman now in control of Carnage, . In Carnage #1, Zeb Wells, writer, and Clayton Crain, artist, aim to bring back the craziest symbiote around in a big way and explore facets of the character never touched before. Trade paperbacks are also available to catch up on Spidey and Carnage's earlier matchups.

Millar's New York Time's bestselling comic is back this week! Kick-Ass 2 #1, previously premiering in the first sold-out issue of the comics mag Clint, which we still have copies of, picks up with zero-turned-hero Dave Lizewski facing a world he helped to create: a world of super-heroes. But he begins to wonder if that is such a good thing after all. Join Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl for their next big adventure!

Stan Lee's newest generation of heroes begins this week with the first issue of Stan Lee's Soldier Zero. Stan and writer Paul Cornell team up to bring you the story of a galactic war brought to Earth's doorstep. Luckily, an alien weapon of war binds itself to wheel-chair bound Stewart Trautmann, war veteran and astronomy lecturer, making him the only defense for the planet: Subject Zero. Be sure to check out the first of BOOM! Studios and Stan Lee's new heroes.

Also this week, Bruce Wayne's comeback in the DCU continues in two Bruce Wayne: The Road Home one-shots starring Catwoman and Commissioner Gordan. With Catwoman having already mourned the death of Bruce and Gordan growing accustomed to the new face under the cowl, how will they handle Bruce's return? Can relationships remain the same? Find out as the road stretches on.

'Tis the season for Halloween specials, and DC doesn't want to disappoint. The DCU Halloween Special 2010 is a spooktacular look at some of your favorite heroes paired with DC's scarier crowd of heroes and villains. If that isn't enough, we have many other creepy books and games that will keep you in the Halloween spirit.

Speaking of Halloween, we still have some of our Halloween Comic Packs available. Each pack contains ten issues of all age comics. At only $1.99, this is a great alternative or supplement to all of the candy you will be giving out on the 31st.

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!)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Subject-ive Commentary

Good friend (and one-time Dr. No's team member) Jim Moore passed along a galley of his upcoming young adult suspense-thriller Subject Seven, and I just got a chance to read through it.  I try to avoid hurting friends' feelings, so I don't write about books I didn't enjoy.

I'm writing about Subject Seven.

The book follows a group of teens who are the results of a program to create genetically engineered sleeper assassins. The plans are simple: keep trying until the program is perfected, destroy the failed experiments.

Then things go wrong. Subject Seven escapes... and in doing so, reveals that he possesses the very skills they've been hoping to instill in their subjects. He's so good, in fact, that even though he's only ten years old, he's able to best his captors and disappear from the program.

Jump ahead five years, and a seemingly unrelated group of teenagers comes together at the behest of a mysterious caller. Once they assemble, they learn that each of them is a failed experiment, and those responsible for their existence want them dead. But that's not as easy as it sounds...

Subject Seven is a fast-paced young adult novel, filled with insightful glimpses into the lives of teenagers who feel that they don't quite fit in. That's normal, of course--and it's the commonality of that makes this such a strong young adult novel. Every teen feels like there's something different about him or her--but in the case of Hunter, Cody, Gene, Tina, and Kyle, there's a good reason to feel that way. The novel takes the commonality of the adolescent experience and uses it as a launching point for a compelling adventure novel that's the kickoff of a potential series.

Moore's writing is taut, lean, and fast-paced. The prose is vivid and energetic, and the storytelling is sufficiently strong to propel the reader through its 300+ pages. As is the case with many young adult novels nowadays, Subject Seven leaves the door wide open for a sequel; hope that we don't have to wait too long! I'm eager to hear more about the true purpose of the program and how Seven and his teen comrades-in-arms find a place for themselves in a world that seems to want them dead and gone.

Look for it in a Razorbill paperback edition in January.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Go Batty for Comics on 10/13

Bat fans, this is the week for you. At long last, Bruce Wayne continues his journey back to the DCU in Batman: Return of Bruce Wayne #5, with art by Ryan Sook! Bruce is transported to Gotham City's gritty past as a private detective searching for his way home. This is the penultimate issue leading to Bruce's return to present time, but how will his return affect the rest of the Bat Family? Batgiril, Batman & Robin, Outsiders, and Red Robin each have their own problems to handle in these four Bruce Wayne: The Road Home one-shots.

Speaking of returns, zombies are popping their heads outta the graves this week. You were hungry for more of the Blackest Night, and DC doesn't aim to disappoint. Find out more of the story in Untold Tales of Blackest Night. This stand alone issue will deal with some of the darkest stories never revealed in DC's blockbuster event. Don't miss it.

If super zombies aren't your thing, Kirkman's zombie epic Walking Dead continues in the sixth over-sized hardcover for the series. These wonderful hardcovers are great for fans both old and new; each book collects twelve issues and their covers and includes bonus material not seen in the regular issues and trades. Also this week, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are back on their most frightful case in the Victorian Undead Special. They thought the zombie menace was gone, but a series of murders seems to say differently. But what does Dr. Jekyll have to do with it this time? Those are enough undead books to shake a shotgun at!

After bringing us the average boy turned hero in Kick-Ass and the world's worst villain in Nemesis, Millar is back this week with artist Leinil Francis Yu for his all-new super hero series, Superior. See how the hero Superior changes the life of former star-student Simon Pooni after he develops multiple sclerosis. In the making for nine-years, Millar claims this is the "nicest" hero book he could write, so if the darker tones of his previous kept you away, give Superior a try.

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!)

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Yu Gi Oh Legendary Collection is Here!

To help commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the anime series Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. has produced one of the most exciting products of the year, The YuGiOh! TRADING CARD GAME Legendary Collection. The Legendary Collection contains 6 Booster Packs and 6 Ultra Rare Cards. The cards include special variant cards of some of the most famous monsters from the original TV series. Also included are three of the most popular, most requested, and most sought‐after monsters ever created: The original Egyptian God Cards! Previously available only as limited release, hard‐to‐find promotional items, this is your first – and possibly last – chance to get all three of the Egyptian God cards for yourself!

All this content will be packaged in a reusable Egyptian-style 3-ring binder for storing and showing off a Duelist’s collection!

Legendary Collection contains:

Packs: 1 pack of Legend of Blue‐Eyes White Dragon, 1 pack of Metal Raiders, 1 pack of Spell Ruler, 1 pack of Pharaoh’s Servant, 1 pack of Dark Crisis,1 pack of Invasion of Chaos,

Egyptian God Cards: 1 Ultra Rare Obelisk the Tormentor card, 1 Ultra Rare Slifer the Sky Dragon card, 1 Ultra Rare The Winged Dragon of Ra card

Special Variant Cards: 1 Ultra Rare Blue‐Eyes White Dragon card, 1 Ultra Rare Dark Magician card, 1 Ultra Rare Red‐Eyes B. Dragon card

Monday, October 04, 2010

Strong start for comics in October this week 10/06

Wolverine keeps it coming this week as he leads his secret team of mutants in the first issue of Uncanny X-Force! Cyclops disbanded the last X-Force team, but with the return of Apocalypse, Wolverine and Archangel have to reform the group with several of the most deadly mutants around: Deadpool, Psylocke, and Fantomex. This team will get the job done no matter the cost. Make sure to give this action packed title a try.

While Bruce Wayne is still missing, the long lost Batman and Solomon Grundy story by Bernie Wrightson is finally found. Written by Ron Marz, Batman: Hidden Treasures presents full-page Wrightson illustrations inked by Kevin Nowian on every page. This issue also collects Wrightson and Len Wein's classic "Night of the Bat!" See how only Wrightson could depict the Dark Knight.

Hercules is finally back this week in Chaos War #1, but even with his new powers, can he and the other heroes stand against the Chaos King? Since the Secret Invasion, the Chaos King has amassed his army of alien gods while he waited for the perfect chance to attack Earth. The time is now, and the war to rival Annihilation begins here.

This week also marks the start of DC's new line of DC Comics Presents. This series will contain classic, rare, and never before collected series from different DC lines. The first up are DC Comics Presents: Green Lantern #1, taking a look back at Kyle Rayner and Jade's relationship, and DC Comics Presents: Jack Cross #1, collecting the four issue Warren Ellis series for the first time.

Also this week, Marvel brings out Ultimate Comics Thor #1 . Never before told in the Ultimate comics, Jonathan Hickman and Carlos Pacheco bring you the origin story of Thor and the rest of Asgard. Ragnorak has begun and Asgards doom grows closer, but what will Thor and the Warriors Three do? Find out this week.

And if you are not in a super hero mood, Darwyn Cooke's Richard Stark's Parker: The Outfit releases this week. The follow up to last year's successful adaptation of The Hunter, Outfit picks up with Parker living the good life, but everything changes when someone rats him out to the Outfit for the price on his head. However, the Outfit is going to find out that Parker is not a man you go after unprepared. Fans of crime fiction should give this a try.

Fan of comics? (Of course you are.) Mark Millar's new magazine Clint is out this week, and it will cover all of your super hero, villain, and science fiction news. Don't forget to look for this when you stop by for your books!

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!)