Monday, August 29, 2011

DC's new 52 starts this Wednesday, August 31

After several long months of rumors, hints, and previews, DC's new 52 line-up starts this Wednesday in Justice League #1! But let's not get ahead of ourselves. Flashpoint #5 hits shelves this week too, and it's cover says it all: "It all changes here!" Flash and Reverse Flash face off in what promises to be a universe defining battle that we have all been waiting for. What happened to Barry's world? How did Thawne change everything? Or could someone else be responsible for the hellish world Flash seeks to erase? All of the answers will be revealed. Following right on the heels of the ground breaking conclusion to Flashpoint comes Justice League #1 by the superstar team of Geoff Johns and Jim Lee! While the relaunch of the title will have some new surprises (the world has only known about superheroes for five years), readers can look forward to a familiar line-up including Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Aquaman, Green Lantern, The Flash, and Cyborg. This issue will give everyone a taste of the new status quo in the DCU and should not be missed.

Even with everything new, DC has not forgotten about its past! Fans of Marv Wolfman and George Perez's Teen Titans have the New Teen Titans Omnibus Vol. 1 HC to look forward to this week! Collecting the first 16 issues of their groundbreaking series, this omnibus offers nearly 700 pages of classic material in one handsome hardcover edition.

Dark Horse Comics' new Angel and Faith #1 by Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs begins this Wednesday. After the events of Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 8, Angel was left in a near-catatonic state, and with a recent history of bad choices, only Faith will help him redeem himself and herself along the way. Luckily for them, the duo has access to all of the Watcher's files, so the vampire with a soul and the rebel Slayer with a cause will have plenty of opportunities to make amends for their past transgressions.

Marvel's Ultimate Comics Hawkeye #1 hits shelves hot on the heels of last week's Ultimate Comics Ultimates #1. Writer Jonathan Hickman and artists Rafa Sandoval and Jordi Tarragona bring one of the Ultimates' deadliest members to the forefront in his new solo book! Clint Barton, weapons expert, has been tasked with a mission that may prove to be one of his most dangerous ones yet, and what he discovers will be felt throughout the Ultimate universe.

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, August 22, 2011

It isn't an Illusion. Warhammer returns to Dr. No's!

Do not be fooled by the dreamy pictures. Warhammer is back at Dr. No's. Warhammer 40k, Warhammer Fantasy, Lord of the Rings, terrain supplies, paints, tools, etc. are all here. We also have in stock a Painting Guide and Terrain Building Guide to help you make your armies and playing surface look the best they can be.

From Games Workshop,
"...The Warhammer world is rich with history and legend, aeons of bloodshed and conflict have shaped both its surface and its denizens into a world of relentless battle. It is the battleground between the forces of Order and Destruction, where vast armies clash in mighty battles with the fate of the world hanging in the balance..."

"...Warhammer Fantasy is the Game of Fantasy Battles, a thrilling test of tactical skill and strategy. Warhammer is far more than just a game though, it's also an absorbing hobby where you can collect, model and paint armies of exquisite miniatures.
Many races wage war upon the face of world, each fighting for a different cause or purpose. Some fight for freedom and the safety of their citizens, some for the joy of slaughter or to slake an insatiable thirst for carnage. Others do battle for the entertainment of the Dark Gods, seeking the enslavement of all mortals."

"...Warhammer 40,000, the tabletop battlegame of the far future, allows you to wage war with armies of Citadel miniatures across miniature battlefields in the ultimate contest of strategy and skill. Each player is a commander who must choose his finest warriors, decide upon cunning battle plans and strategies and lead his army to victory or death. Games can vary in size from small skirmishes of just a few dozen models per side, to massive clashes with hundreds of miniatures..."

"... The Lord of The Rings Strategy Battle Game, a game that puts you in charge of the army of your choice, be it the noble and brave men of Gondor, stalwart Dwarves, vile and cruel Orcs or the armoured Uruk-hai of Isengard. The monsters and heroes of Middle-earth are yours to command, including the likes of Gandalf the Grey, Aragorn, Saruman and the Witch-king; legendary creatures like the Mûmakil, Ents; and terrifying monsters such as the Balrog or Dragons.
The Lord of The Rings Strategy Battle Game is for anyone who has ever wondered what it would be like to control the fabled Fellowship of The Ring as they battled their way through Khazad-dûm, who has wondered whether they could have thwarted the defenders of Helm's Deep or wanted to take part in the glorious Battle of the Pelennor Fields..."

Turtle Power returns this Wednesday, August 24

Heroes in a half-shell, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael, make their return in IDW's new, full-color Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 written by Kevin Eastman and Tom Waltz with art by Dan Duncan. All the attitude and action of the original comics by Eastman and Laird are back along with the familiar faces of Master Splinter, April O'Neill, Casey Jones, and more! However, life isn't completely stable for the Turtles as they face a new villian by the name of Old Hob, a mutated ally cat bearing a deadly grudge. The new ongoing TMNT book is bigger and badder than ever and sets out to amaze new and old fans alike.

From the pages of DC Comics' hit Batman Beyond series comes Superman Beyond #0 by Tom Defalco with art by Ron Frenz, the hit-team behind Spider-Girl. With The Man of Tomorrow's powers in decline and his loved ones gone, Superman took to space to find solace, but his love for Earth and his hometown in Kansas brought him home only to find things have changed in his absence. He is once again called into action to stop a new villain more powerful than any he has faced before. This week also sees the release of the last few Flashpoint tie-in books before the relaunch of the DC Universe, including Flashpoint: Kid Flash #3, Lois Lane and the Resistance #3, and Project Superman #3.

Acclaimed write Jonathan Hickman and superstar artist Esad Ribic kick off the next era of Marvel's Ultimate Universe in Ultimate Comics: The Ultimates #1! As the heroes struggle to fit in to a world with a new status quo, the Ultimates face new threats even they may not be able to overcome. With Captain America MIA after the events of Ultimate Fallout, America's last line of defense may be out of luck. The new creative team promises to take the Ultimates into new and deadly territory! Anyone looking to pick-up Marvel's Ultimate titles shouldn't miss this book!

Also, don't forget that Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.'s hit series Kick-Ass 2 continues with the long awaited release of issue #3!

Anne Rice, one of the most iconic horror writers, and Mariah Huehner bring Anne Rice's Servant of the Bones to store shelves, adapting the novel of the same name. Once a spirit of rage and terror in ancient Babylon, the demon Azriel awakens in New York City to witness the brutal slaying of a young woman in the streets. He sets out to discover her killer only to find a far more sinister and world threatening plot while rediscovering his humanity. This six part adaptation is ornately illustrated by Renae DeLiz and Ray Dillon, the best-selling New York Times team.

Fans of action and adventure need look no further than this week's Dungeons & Dragons: Drizzt #1 by R.A. and Gene Salvatore with art by Agustin Padilla. The most popular character from the most popular fantasy world returns to comics in his first original tale that leads directly into R.A. Salvatore's newest Drizzt novel! Dungeons & Dragons #9 is also out this week and continues our heroes' witty, action packed story. If that isn't enough, the Dungeons & Dragons Dark Sun HC collects the entirety of the five-issue miniseries.

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, August 15, 2011

Get your weekly dose of action and adventure this Wednesday, August 17

Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely's powerful series WE3 will see its first hardcover edition this week! The WE3 Deluxe Edition HC collects the original three issue miniseries along with some great bonus content. This edition has 10 new story pages integrated into the series and 28-pages of bonus material containing character sketches and designs by Quitely and commentary and script excerpts from Morrison. For those not familiar with the series, three animals are transformed into prototype killing machines with enhanced nervous systems and deadly exoskeletons, but, with their purpose served, they are marked for decommission. However, the animals are able to escape their creators and embark on a dangerous journey in an attempt to find a place in a world where they do not belong. Fans of Morrison and Quitely should not miss this lovingly crafted hardcover edition.

Robert Kirkman is well known for his wildly successful Walking Dead series, but he also created the amazing superhero story Invincible! The series follows Invincible, the son of Omni-Man, and his attempt to come to terms with his developing powers and true origin. This week, readers new to the series can pick up the Invincible Compendium Vol. 01 that collects volumes 1-9 of the trade paperbacks. This is a great deal for those looking to check out this wonderful series. Kirkman's Walking Dead #88 is also out this week, so no one should be left wanting for something good to read.

DC comics has several issues people should take a look at. Flashpoint continues in Abin Sur, The Green Lantern #3; Legion of Doom #3; The Outsider #3; and Wonder Woman and The Furies #3! Those wanting something a little more retro need not look any further than the DC Retroactive line, which travels back to the 90s in Batman - The 90s; Flash - The 90s; and Wonder Woman - The 90s.

Some notable Marvel releases this week include several Fear Itself tie-ins: Fear Itself: Deadpool #3; Fearsome Four #3; and The Home Front #5. The X-Men even of 2011 continues in X-Men: Schism #3 by Jason Aaron and artist Daniel Acuna. Those following this event may also want to pick up Generation Hope #10, a Schism tie-in; Hope and her team's day trip quickly turns tragic as the first casualties of Schism threaten the existence of the team. Last but not least, Ultimate Comics Fallout #6 is also on shelves.

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, August 08, 2011

Amazing new comics and collections for Wednesday, August 10

Captain Lord Henry Baltimore returns in the latest Dark Horse series Baltimore, The Curse Bells #1 by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden with art by Ben Stenbeck. After the vampire Haigus destroyed Baltimore's life, he has been on a quest to end the monster's life and finally have peace. However, peace is in short supply as Europe is infested by monsters, and, of course, Haigus is the cause of all the chaos. Baltimore tracks Haigus to a cloister but quickly finds the vampire's haven is full of death and black magic. What will become of Baltimore?

Out of print for ten years,  the Crow Special Edition TP finds its way back to shelves this week. Eric Draven and his fiancee are murdered on the eve of Halloween. Eric's spirit, unable to find rest and hungry for revenge, returns from the dead, guided by a crow, to find his fiancee's killers. This is the story that inspired the hit film. The special edition trade collects thirty pages of never-before-seen material and features a new design.  This is a great book for fans of the movie or the original comic.

Fans of collected editions are in luck this week! Marvel is releasing the Amazing Spider-Man By David Michelinie & Todd McFarlane Omnibus HC! This giant collection features fan favorite issues by these two amazing creators! Inside this wonderful, 848 page hardcover, readers will find Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #296-329 and material from Spectacular Spider-Man Annual #10. If that isn't enough Spider-Man for you, Amazing Spider-Man #667 begins the Spider-Event of the decade! New York City is infested and eight million people are plagued, and the Jackal is going to take advantage of the situation with a Spider-powered army of his own. Spider-Island: Cloak and Dagger #1 puts these two heroes on the front line as the people of New York or gifted with great power and no responsibility, and the Spider-Island: Deadly Foes one-shot presents two deadly stories featuring the Jackal and Hobgoblin!

Marvel's big summer event continues this week in Fear Itself #,5 and you won't want to miss the fight of the year: Thor vs. Hulk vs. Thing! Fear Itself: Uncanny X-Force #2 continues as the lethal X-Force team hunts down Jonathan Standish and his rogue Purifiers. Also,the Marvel handbook Fear Itself: Fellowship of Fear details the major players and events of the series and features a map tracing the path of Fear through the Marvel U.

DC's Flashpoint event marches on in Flashpoint: Citizen Cold #3; Deadman and the Flying Graysons #3; Emperor Aquaman #3; and Frankenstein and the Creatures of the Unknown #3. Also, you do not want to miss DC Retroactive: Green Lantern the 80s; Justice League of America the 80s: Superman the 80s! If you have not looked at the DC Retroactive line and love classic stories, you will want to see these new tales told in the style of their time by writers and artists of the time.

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, August 04, 2011

Neverwinter is Coming!

Neverwinter is invading Dr. No's!

D&D Encounters returns to Dr. No's! The new weekly D&D session is returning to Dr. No's. Come on into Dr. No's for more information about this exciting adventure.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Yu-Gi-Oh! Generation Force Sneak Peak! August 6 & 7, 2011 @ Noon

Join us at Dr. No's Comics and Games this Saturday, August 6, and Sunday, August 7, for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Generation Force Sneak Peak Event! Starting at noon on Saturday and 12:30 PM on Sunday, events will be run hourly to ensure everyone gets a chance to play. (Please note that Sunday availability is dependent on Saturday sales; if Saturday participation is extremely high, Sunday sneak peek availability will be accordingly limited.)

For the $19.99 entry fee, each player will receive five booster packs from the new set and a limited edition Xyz Veil card while supplies last. Once the events are over, names of participating players will be randomly drawn for a chance to win the Generation Force game mat.

From Konami's website:
A new generation of Dueling is beginning!!

It's time for the Generation Force Sneak Peek, your first chance to get your hands on the brand new Generation Force booster packs - before they’re available in most stores!
Generation Force is the first booster set to have the new 4th Generation of Yu-Gi-Oh! monsters: the easy-to-play Xyz Monsters! Xyz Monsters bring your Deck some 4th Generation power, because the newest way to Summon from your Extra Deck is the easiest one yet! Plus they automatically work with ALL the monsters you already have in your Deck.
This 100-card set also has HERO monsters, new aquatic cards, and Wind-Up toys, and is the first booster set printed with the new Problem-Solving Card Text.
At the Sneak Peek, you can also try to get an exclusive Generation Force Game Mat. You don’t have to be a skilled Duelist because we’ve asked the stores to give them out randomly, so everyone has a chance! Plus everybody gets a limited edition, Ultra Rare Xyz Veil Trap (while supplies last), and a mini-poster that tells you how to summon an Xyz Monster, and a Generation Force checklist on the back! Be sure to show up early because supplies of all items are limited and late-comers could get left in the dust.

As with every set, Generation Force includes 10 Bonus Cards (previously available only in Japan), plus 10 World Premiere cards never before seen anywhere on Earth! You won't want to miss out!

Sneak Peek: What is it?
A Sneak Peek is your first look inside the latest booster set. New Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s TRADING CARD GAME booster sets are released every three months, featuring 100 brand new cards! Add these new cards to your collection, or create a new Deck based on the featured new themes, or add the new cards to your current Decks to make them more powerful than ever.
At a Sneak Peek, you’ll get 5 booster packs of the latest set, and use just those cards to build a new Deck. The minimum Deck size at a Sneak Peek is lowered to 20 cards. Since only these new cards are used, everyone has a chance to win their Duels!
While you’re having fun with your new cards, you might win a special Extreme Victory Game Mat. Additional booster packs will not be awarded, but you can buy more packs of Generation Force on August 16 at stores everywhere!
For Parents
If your child is younger, shy, or just getting into Yu-Gi-Oh!, a Sneak Peek is a good first stop. Some tournaments can be intimidating, with highly competitive players, but these Sneak Peek events are more casual and fun. These are some of the best events for new Duelists since everybody has access to the same cards. If your child is nervous about asking a stranger to Duel against, ask the store personnel to help. Sneak Peeks are all about everyone having a good time with their new cards.

Monday, August 01, 2011

A new Spider-Man and more this Wednesday, August 3

After Peter Parker's ultimate sacrifice to protect friends, family, and New York from his rampaging rogues gallery in Ultimate Spider-Man #160, the world's heroes and the people of the city wonder why such a tragedy occurred. However, before the web-shooters are cold, a new Spider-Man swings into the pages of Ultimate Comics Fallout #4 this week, shocking everyone! Who is behind the mask? Is Peter alive? Did another clone survive? Is there a completely new player on the field? Where have the X-Men been? What is going to become of Captain America and the Ultimates? All of these questions and more will be answered in the final chapters of Ultimate universe defining story arc. You will not want to miss the reveal of the new Ultimate Spider-Man!

This week, IDW, in cooperation with Marvel, releases Walter Simonson's Thor: Artist's Edition HC, the follow up to last years Dave Stevens' Rocketeer, Artist's Edition. This new collection presents Thor issues 337-340, Simonson's first story, and 360-362, one of his favorite story arcs. The introduction of the classic character Beta Ray Bill in #337 and the rest of the issues are all scanned in color from Simonson's personal original art to ensure the highest quality of reproduction. Printed in the same size as the original art and using paper as close to the original art board as possible, this book will make you think you are seeing the real thing, corrections, blue pencils and all! This is a beautiful book you will not want to miss.

Frank Castle returns in Punisher #1 by Eisner award winning writer Greg Rucka and artist Marco Checchetto. Castle is back in New York city with blood on his hands and vengeance in his eyes. The streets are full of criminals. The police are doing their best, but their best is not enough. Only the Punisher can deliver the brand of justice needed to clean up the dirt, but will he be able to survive the darkness he carries with him? In this new series, Greg Rucka aims to strike a balance between Punisher's gritty MAX series and his previous adventures in Marvel's super hero universe. Those disappointed by the Punisher's previous incarnation should rejoice because Frank is back.

Robert Kirkman, hit writer of Walking Dead, and Rob Liefeld, legendary artist, join forces to bring you Infinite #1 from Image Comics! Bowen, a battle hardened freedom fighter, has lost his friends and family in the war to stop Imperius and The Infinite from taking of the world. In a last ditch effort, Bowen must travel back in time and team up with his younger self and best friend, Case to fight a battle that seems impossible to win. Fans of action, adventure, and classic Image books of the 90s should not miss this new series!

Terry Moore's latest book Rachel Rising #1 from Abstract Studios hits shelves this week. Waking up in a shallow grave is unnerving enough, but when Rachel wakes up and discovers that the body in the grave is her own, her whole world is turned upside down. With the events of her death a blur, Rachel seeks out her boyfriend but finds him with a new girl already. After this discovery, Rachel starts to wonder if she returned for a reason. That reason? Revenge.

DC has several big hitters coming out this week. Flashpoint #4, the penultimate chapter in the series, brings the new DCU even closer, and Flashpoint: Batman, Knight of Vengeance #3; Deathstroke, The Curse of Ravager #3; Secret Seven #3; and World of Flashpoint #3 continue to expand the Flashpoint universe. The DC Retroactive series continues into the next decade in Batman, The 80s #1; Wonder Woman, The 80s #1; and The Flash, The 80s #1!

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!)