Monday, September 29, 2014

New release highlights for Wednesday, October 1!

Marvel is literally redefining the faces of some of their classic heroes this week with the release of several new books. In Thor #1 by Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman, readers meet the new Thor. After being deemed unworthy in Original Sin, the God of Thunder can no longer pick up Mjolnir. The hammer now waits patiently for the next one worthy of the title Thor. Luckily, for us, the wait isn't long. When Frost Giants attack Earth, a new champion is born when she lifts the hammer, thus becoming the Goddess of Thunder! You want want to miss one of the most talked about comics in awhile.

Meanwhile, Thor wasn't the only person affected by the events of Original Sin. Captain America's former partner takes on a new role in the Marvel Universe in Bucky Barnes: Winter Soldier #1 by Ales Kot and Marco Rudy. The galaxy needs a man to do its dirty work, and Bucky is just the person to do the job. Speaking of Cap, readers are introduced to the next man to hold the famous shield in Captain America #25 by Rick Remender, Carlos Pacheco and Stuart Immonmen.

Click through after the break to see more new comics highlights and a full list of everything available Wednesday, October 1!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Join us today at noon for Dr. No's Magic: The Gathering's Khans of Tarkir Release Celebration!

Dr. No's Comics & Games Superstore is proud to celebrate the release of Magic: The Gathering's new set Khans of Tarkir on Saturday, September 27 at noon. In the latest set, players enter the homeland of Sarkhan Vol where five fierce clans battle for control.

This is your second chance to get the special promo cards that were available during the prerelease tournaments last weekend. When you pick the clan you want to support, you'll receive a clan specific pack with one of eight different promo cards. That's right. Eight.

The release tournament is a Sealed Deck format, so you'll build your 40-card minimum deck during the event using the packs you get in your clan box. Players will keep all of the cards they open at each event. Top ranking players will even have the chance to win additional packs from Khans.

The release event begins at noon on Saturday, September 27. Preregister now to reserve your spot in the tournament! We can't wait to see you here!

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Magic: The Gathering Khans of Tarkir on sale now! Release celebration tomorrow, September 27 at noon!

The wait is over! Magic: The Gathering's newest set Khans of Tarkir is now on sale at Dr. No's! We have boosters (boxes and single packs), Fat Packs, Intro Decks and Event Decks! If you buy a sealed booster box, you'll receive the exclusive Buy a Box Promo Rattleclaw Mystic! All your bases are covered.
Rattleclaw Mystic Buy a Box Promo
Tomorrow, Saturday, 27, we have our Khans of Tarkir Release Celebration at noon. When you sign up, you'll choose the clan you want to support and receive a special box with Khan's boosters and a clan specific booster pack containing one of several different clan promo cards. From those packs, you'll build your deck and compete against other players. Check out our Prerelease Events from last weekend (here and here) to see all the fun you could have.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Magic: The Gathering Khans of Tarkir Prerelease Highlights!

With the release of Magic: The Gathering's new set, Khans of Tarkir, right around the corner (tomorrow) and the Release Celebration Tournament right after (on Saturday), we thought we would take a look at some of the highlights from last weekend's Khans of Tarkir Prerelease Event.

Wizards of the Coast did things a little differently for this set. Similar to previous prerelease events, players choose the clan they were going to support in the tournament, which (in theory) sets what colors they're going to play in the tournament. Once the clans are chosen, everyone received the clan box that contained their Khans packs along with a clan specific booster containing a special promo card. The promo card is where Wizards changed things up. In the past, there were five different cards (one for each box), but this set had multiple promos for each clan. This gives players the chance to get different promos if they play in multiple prerelease events — we ran the event on Saturday and Sunday. Multiple clan-promo cards also means different players supporting the same clan might run different promo cards in their decks, which provided a little variety on the battlefield.

The prereleases also turned out to be a great place for new Magic players to get their start. On both Saturday and Sunday, we had several players new to the game, and they had a blast! In fact, one of our Magic Freshman placed top 8 in her very first tournament! Congratulations, Kate. We hope to see all of our new players at future events as they continue to enjoy the game.

Speaking of future events. We have the Release Celebration Tournament on Saturday, September 27 at noon. This is a second chance for anyone who missed taking part in the prerelease (or those that did and can't wait to play with Khans some more) to get their hands one of those clan boxes I was talking about. And do forget about our weekly Draft Tournaments every Thursday at 6:30 PM and Friday at 6:00 PM.

If you'd like to see more photos from the event, head over to our Facebook photo album!

Dr. No's Comics & Games Superstore's Top Ten Selling Comics for September, 24

Dr. No's Comics & Games Superstore's Top Ten Selling New Comics for Wednesday, September 24:

1. Harley Quinn: Futures End #1 (DC)
2. Flash: Futures End #1 (DC)
3. Batman Eternal #25 (DC)
4. Guardians of the Galaxy #19 (Marvel)
5. New 52 Futures End #21 (DC)
6. Superman: Futures End #1 (DC)
7. Justice League Dark: Futures End #1 (DC)
8. Sinestro: Futures End #1 (DC)
9. Booster Gold: Futures End #1 (DC)
10. Catwoman: Futures End #1 (DC)

Looks like (almost) everything is coming up DC again this week. Those 3D covers really capture everyone's attention. We're looking forward to what DC does next September. DC fans looking for a glimpse of the past should pick up Superman: Doomed #2, which fell barely outside of the top ten. A few other close calls included Saga #23, Low #3 and Edge of Spider-Verse #3. So did your favorite book this week make the chart? Let us know over at our Facebook page and Twitter!

Monday, September 22, 2014

New comic highlights for Wednesday, September 24

The dark future of DC's New 52 is further explored this Wednesday in another group of one-shot books looking at where each of the titular heroes (or villains) is five years later. Each of these books comes with a really cool 3D cover that isn't to be missed. Here are the titles too keep an eye out for this week: Aquaman and the Others: Futures End #1, Booster Gold: Futures End #1, Catwoman: Futures End #1, Flash: Futures End #1, Harley Quinn: Futures End #1, Justice League Dark: Futures End #1, Red Lantern: Futures End #1, Sinestro: Futures End #1 and Superman: Futures End #1. If all of those books don't satisfy your hunger for the future of the DCU, you always have the weekly New 52 Futures End book; issue #21 is out this week.

DC has a treat for all you Joker fans. The Batman Death of the Family & Joker Mask Set hits shelves this week. Not only do you get the trade paperback collection of Scott Snyder's popular storyline that brought Joker back to the New 52 DCU, but you also get a gruesome, hand-painted Joker mask. Now you don't have to worry about who you're going to be for Halloween!

In Edge of Spider-Verse #3 by Dustin Weaver, Dr. Aaron Aikman is the Spider-Man! Who is this Aikman guy? What kind of Spider-Man is he? Pick up the issue and find out who this brand new Spider-character is. This series has been a lot of fun so far, and we highly recommend it to Spider-Man fans.

Image's new series by Michael Moreci and Vic Malhotra, Roche Limit #1, is described as a pairing of 2001: A Space Odyssey and Blade Runner. Billionaire Langford Skaargard's dream of exploring the cosmos ends like many dreams do: poorly. The colony of Roche Limit has devolved into a hive of crime and villainy. In a place like Limit, it isn't odd for someone to go missing. However, when Bekkah Hudson disappears, a search leads her sister and others to uncover the dark future of humanity. Dr. No's is proud to offer the rare Phantom Variant for Roche Limit #1, only available at authorized stores.

Friday, September 19, 2014

D&D 5th Edition Monster Manual at Dr. No's Today!

Dr. No's Comics and Games Superstore is proud to offer the D&D 5th Edition Monster Manual starting today, Friday, September 19 — before mass market stores! Now you can add more monsters to your new 5th Edition adventures. If you don't have any adventures going, we've got you covered. We have the D&D 5th Edition Player's Handbook, Hoard of the Dragon Queen adventure book and the D&D Icons of the Realms: Tyranny of Dragons Miniatures in stock as well! And if you're looking for a group to play with, check out our Dr. No's Adventurers League!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The winners of Dr. No's Create Your Own DC New 52 Multiversity Cover Contest

Last month, Grant Morrison and DC Comics launched Multiversity, an exploration of the different Earths that make up the DC New 52 Multiverse. However, seven of those Earths were left open to future writers' creativity. With that in mind, we held a contest for our customers to use the Blank Cover Variant of Multiversity #1 to create their own DC New 52 Earth. The winner of the contest will receive a free copy of the remaining books in the Multiversity series. In addition, as a thank you to all of our amazing participants, the runner-ups will get a free copy of this week's Multiversity: The Society of Super-Heroes #1. And now on to our winner, The Eldritch League of America:

After the break, we had Charles, the talented artist of this cover, tell us a little about his inspiration:

Monday, September 15, 2014

Multiversity continues this Wednesday, September 17

Grant Morrison's big DC storyline, Multiversity, continues this Wednesday with a new issue that stands alone and acts as the second part of the overall story. In Multiversity: The Society of Super-Heroes #1 by Morrison and Chris Sprouse, readers are taken to Earth-20, a world full of pulp-super hero action with post-modern sensibilities.  This issue introduces the demonic Green Lantern, the fighting women of Blackhawks, the mystical Dr. Fate, and other heroes as they go up against their evil counterparts from Earth-40. Also, come back to the blog tomorrow to see the winners of our Create Your Own Multiversity Cover contest!

The delve into DC's Futures End continues this week with a slew of new 3D-covered comics. The books to look out for this week include: Batman and Robin: Futures End #1, Batman/Superman: Futures End #1, Batwoman: Futures End #1, Green Lantern New Guardians: Futures End #1, Justice League: Futures End #1, Red Hood and the Outlaws: Futures End #1, Supergirl: Futures End #1, Superman/Wonder Woman: Futures End #1, Teen Titans: Futures End #1, Trinity of Sin: Pandora: Futures End #1, and Wonder Woman: Futures End #1.

Marvel's own universe hopping Spider-storyline continues in Edge of Spider-Verse #2 by Jason Latour and Robbi Rodriguez. In this universe, Peter Parker was never bitten by the radioactive spider. But don't worry, New York didn't go without its protector because Gwen Stacy became the chosen one. Now, the smart, charming and super strong Stacy swings through the city protecting those unable to do so themselves -- all while keeping her secret from her father, Police Chief Stacy! Continue your exploration of the Spider-Verse in Superior Spider-Man #33 by Dan Slott and Giuseppe Camuncoli. The Superior Spider-Man must find more Spider-allies across the different universes to help fight Karn, the man who aims to kill them all.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Today in a Dr. No's not so far, far away... Star Wars: Force and Destiny RPG Beta Book!

The beta for the third installment of Fantasy Flight's Star Wars roleplaying game, Star Wars: Force and Destiny, has arrived at Dr. No's Comics & Games Superstore! This is your chance to play a Force powered campaign in the Star Wars universe created by Fantasy Flight. Here's what Fantasy Flight has to say:

The Force and Destiny beta is a limited edition, 256-page, softcover rulebook. Its core mechanics have already been tested extensively throughout the development of the Edge of the Empire™ and Age of Rebellion™ Core Rulebooks, as well as initial playtesting. It includes all the information on character creation, Force talents, adversaries, equipment, and vehicles that you need to run a complete campaign, and the beta comes with a complete adventure to get you started. Furthermore, because each Star Wars roleplaying installment is fully cross-compatible, the Force and Destiny beta can also serve as a supplement to your ongoing Edge of the Empire or Age of Rebellion campaigns, introducing a wealth of new playable species, careers, specializations, talents, Force powers, and opportunities for adventure.

As this is a Beta, you have the chance to play the game earlier than most people and provide valuable feedback to the creators of the RPG to make this the best game it can be. It is important to note that the book does not have all of the art the final edition will have and some of the rules/information are likely to change. Stop on by today to take your Star Wars game to the next level.

Monday, September 08, 2014

Skirt the edge of the Spider-Verse this Wednesday, September 10

Marvel begins the build up to the big Spider-Verse event in November with this week's Edge of Spider-Verse: Spider-Man Noir #1 by Fabrice Sapolsky and Richard Isanove. Peter Parker of the 1930s makes his reappearance as he goes up against Mysterio, but as if that wasn't enough, he is about to be pulled into the biggest Spider-event in years. Speaking of events, Death of Wolverine #2 by Charles Soule and Steve McNiven continues Logan's march to doom. Then, learn the secrets revealed about Deadpool in Original Sin in Deadpool #34 by Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn and Scott Koblish.

DC's dark future continues in this week's round of 3D covered books highlighting what all of your favorite heroes are up to five years in the future. The titles to keep an eye out for this week include: Batgirl: Futures End#1, Batman: Futures End #1, Birds of Prey: Futures End #1, Constantine: Futures End #1, Green Lantern Corps: Futures End #1, Infinity Man and the Forever People: Futures End #1, Justice League United: Futures End #1, New Suicide Squad: Futures End #1, and Superboy: Futures End #1. And while you're checking out the cool covers, don't forget to check out the two weekly DC books: Batman Eternal #23 and New 52 Futures End #19.

Images newest book is Copperhead #1 by Jay Faerber, Scott Godlewski and Ron Riley. On a backwater planet, there is a small mining town known as Copperhead. And that town just got a new sheriff: Clara Bronson. As if this single mom didn't have her hands full already on her first day, she has to deal with an uncooperative deputy, alien hillbillies and, of course, a massacre. Fans of the western and sci-fi genres will want to check this book out.

Last but not least, BOOM! Studio's Teen Dog #1 by Jake Lawrence finally hits store shelves. The title of the book says it all. Meet Teen Dog, the coolest dude in school! Rocking an awesome denim vest and his party attitude, Teen Dog and his friends tackle important subjects like pizza, time travel, skateboarding and blowing your mind! A very funny read that's great for all ages.

Friday, September 05, 2014

Dr. No's Magic: The Gathering Khans of Tarkir Prerelease Events

Come join us at Dr. No's Comics and Games Superstore for the prerelease of MTG's newest set, Khans of Tarkir! Get your hands on the new set before anyone else and have tons of fun doing it! Players will keep all of the cards they open at the event, and everyone will walk away with a special foil promo card included in the Prerelease Packs. Top ranking players will even have the chance to win additional packs from Khans. This is a Sealed Deck format event, so you'll build your 40-card minimum deck at the event with your prerelease packs.

The Prerelease will begin at Noon on Saturday, September 20, and a second event will be held at Noon on Sunday, September 21. Preregister now to reserve your spot in the tournament! We can't wait to see you here!

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Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Dr. No's D&D Adventures League Starts Wednesday, September 10

Join us for Dr. No's Comics and Games Superstore's first game in the D&D Adventurers League. The initial meet up to discuss the forthcoming games and meet the DM and other players takes place on Wednesday, September 10 at 7 PM. 

The game sessions themselves will meet every other Sunday, starting Sunday, September 14 at 1:00 PM. This is a free event to participate in, but spots are very limited. Those who show up for the meeting on Wednesday, September 10 will be locked in for their spot on Sunday. This is a great opportunity to try out the new D&D 5th Edition rules and meet some new people. 

RSVP to the event at our Facebook page!

Monday, September 01, 2014

DC's 3D Covers are back Wednesday, September 3!

DC's Futures End has brought readers a broad view of the dark future of the DC Universe on a weekly basis, but starting this month, readers will see what all of their favorite heroes are up to five years in the future. Each of these special issues throughout the month of September will feature a special 3D cover that's lets you see the heroes of now change into the heroes of the future! The titles to keep an eye out for this week include: Action Comics: Futures End #1, Aquaman: Futures End #1, Batwing: Futures End #1, Detective Comics: Futures End #1, Earth 2: Futures End #1, Grayson: Futures End #1, Green Arrow: Futures End #1, Green Lantern: Futures End #1, Swamp Thing: Futures End #1, Trinity of Sin: Phantom Stranger: Futures End #1. Last year's 3D covers we a huge success, some come by early to make sure you get the one's you want!

Marvel's '3 Months To Die' comes to an end as this week's Death of Wolverine #1, by Charles Soule and Steve McNiven, begins the new weekly series that brings Wolverine's story to a close. After the loss of his healing factor, Logan wasn't deterred from being the best there is at what he does, but sometimes the best just isn't good enough. After many years of battling personal, figurative and literal demons, Wolverine finally will meet his match. You won't want to miss this status quo altering series.

Fan's of Stephen King's Dark Tower series will not want to miss Marvel's newest series The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three, Prisoner #1 by Peter David, Robin Furth and Piotr Kowalski. This is an all new series continuing the mythos of King's Dark Tower universe, but now the tale takes place in 1960s Brooklyn. Eddie Dean is a young man with the power to open portals to other dimensions, but before he can fulfill his destiny of defeating the Man in Black, he must overcome a life wrought with tragedy. This new take on the classic story is sure to be interesting.