Comics New Releases December 14th, 2011

Fans of the Marvel Universe: make sure to not miss out on the start of the next big Marvel story this week with the release of Avengers X-Sanction #1 by superstar creative team Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuiness.

Cable is back and he’s got just 24 hours to wipe the Avengers from the pages of history!  The events of X-Sanction will reshape the Marvel Universe in anticipation of next year’s status quo shattering Avengers vs. X-Men storyline.  Check it out today!

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Dolls, Dancing and Drawing – oh my!

They are ancient.  They are magical.  They are adorable…..and they are deadly!  One of our all-time favorite anime is back in stock, in a brand-new complete boxset that includes both season 1 and season 2!

Rozen Maiden follows the story of a young boy afraid to go to school and addicted to online shopping.  When he orders a mysterious doll he is dragged into a world where magical, live dolls fight to keep their friendships – and their lives.  Memorable characters, beautiful animation, a sometimes creepy but often touching story and a good mix of serious and silly – Rozen Maiden is an instant classic and fan favorite.

Watch the Trailer for Rozen Maiden Here!

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Top 20 Comic Series December 2011: Now With More Titles!

After rearranging our new release section at each location we’ve managed to expand the comics Top 10 to a Top 20!  The result?  Even more domination by DC’s New 52 as the third month of each title starts to influence chart position.

Even solid debuts by Marvel’s new Wolverine and the X-Men and Avenging Spider-Man wouldn’t have cracked the old Top 10 and DC takes 14 of 20 spots overall.

Full list after the break.

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Great Games for the Whole Family at the Holidays

Whether you’re having friends over for an all night game session, sitting down for a quick game with the kids or just looking for something to play with the whole family after dinner (we promise grandma will love it)  Settlers of Catan, Carcassonne, Dominion, Risk Legacy, Apples to Apples and more, we’ve got what you need!

 

Graphic Novel New Releases December 7th, 2011

If you’re in the mood for something a little unusual, a little peculiar, this holiday season, then Skyscrapers of the Midwest is a book worth looking into. Described by Warren Ellis as “… one odd f—ing book”, Skyscrapers tells the tale of a young cat and his little brother in the midwest. Wonderfully illustrated and beautifully constructed, this would make a great gift this holiday season.
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Comic New Releases December 7th, 2011

Thought Bubble is a collection of short comics from the Leeds Comic Arts Festival. Each story is either 1, 2, or 3 pages long and are written and drawn by some of the industry’s best creators. Highlights include comics by Andy Diggle and D’Israeli, a cute little story by Sally Jane Thompson, and a story of the genius of Leonardo Da Vinci.

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Big Questions acknowledged by the New York Times

In another reminder of the literary quality of many comic books Anders Nilsen’s epic graphic novel Big Questions. Or, Asomatognosia: Whose Hand Is It Anyway? has been selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the “100 Notable Books of 2011” in the category of Fiction & Poetry.

Published this year by Montreal based Drawn & Quarterly Big Questions is a monstrosity of a book that checks in at nearly 600 pages and uses the story of a flock of small birds as a vehicle to explore deeply existential and metaphysical questions.

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Graphic Novel New Releases November 30th 2011

ASTONISHING X-MEN MONSTROUS PREM HC
BAD KIDS GO TO HELL TP (NEW PTG)
BPRD BEING HUMAN TP
CAPTAIN AMERICA MAN OUT OF TIME TP
DEADPOOL CORPS TP VOL 02 YOU SAY REVOLUTION
DIARY OF A WIMPY KID HC VOL 06 CABIN FEVER
HALO FALL OF REACH COVENANT PREM HC
LEONARD STARRS MARY PERKINS ON STAGE TP VOL 09
RASL TP VOL 03
RED RASCALS WAR DOONESBURY COLL TP
THUNDER AGENTS TP VOL 01
WONDER WOMAN CHRONICLES TP VOL 02