They were the most powerful super-team that never officially existed, dedicated to doing what was necessary to counter apocalyptic threats to Earth -- meeting in total secrecy, operating in the shadows, and answering to no one. When their activities were ultimately revealed, they were disgraced and disbanded, earning the suspicion and mistrust of the rest of the superhuman community... but now, in the wake of the most recent manifestation of the Phoenix Force, all that is about to change. Starting today, the surviving members of the Illuminati will be reunited under the leadership of the one person who refused to join their ranks -- refocused, reassembled and reborn as the New Avengers!
Jonathan Hickman & Steve Epting resurrect the Illuminati and forge them into Marvel's newest must-read ongoing series! Start the year off right -- look for New Avengers #1 when it goes on sale at Curious Comics this coming Wednesday January 2!
The Curious Comics Boxing Week Sale is still going strong! Featuring deep discounts all across the store on your favourite back issues, graphic novels, games, toys, calendars, novelties and more, no serious collector can afford to miss this sale!
So knock back the last of the egg-nog, stick the reindeer sweater in the bottom drawer until next year and get to Curious Comics before December 31... where you can take advantage of the Curious Comics Boxing Week Sale to treat yourself to all the fun pop-culture goodies Santa forgot to stick in your stocking this year!
A lone vigilante with the power to cloud men's minds and an unshakeable determination to stamp out evil, the deadly and mysterious crimefighter known as the Shadow has charted the terrible depths of the evil that lurks in the hearts of men. Yet when he discovers that evil dwelling within a man he would have counted among his friends, the Shadow is set upon a path to discover the truth behind the making of this villain... and the part he himself had in his creation!
Return to the golden age of pulp adventure with an all-new story featuring the original superpowered antihero! Look for The Shadow Special #1 by the talented creative team of Scott Beatty, Ronan Cliquet and Alex Ross, out now at Curious Comics!
You've heard the rumours... you've been alarmed by the speculation... now find out the truth for yourself! Over the years, webswinging wallcrawler Peter Parker has gone up against renegade genius Doctor Otto Octavius in countless battles -- but this time, the stakes have never been higher... everything is on the line... and in the end, only one of these men will walk away!
The epic story building for years reaches its peak -- and after this issue, the Amazing Spider-Man will never be the same! Featuring content by some of Marvel's top creative talent and a startling twist that will undoubtedly keep Spider-fans talking for years, Amazing Spider-Man #700 is this week's must-read new comic! Get yours now at Curious Comics... if there are any copies left!
What are you doing wasting time reading this? The Curious Comics Boxing Day Sale is on today!
Starting at 8:00 AM in Nanaimo, 9:30 AM in Victoria, and 10:00 AM in Langford, you can expect to find some fantastic deals at the sale this year, including deep discounts on your favourite comics, toys, games, RPGs, CCGs, t-shirts and graphic novels all across the store -- and all that's on top of this week's modest but essential selection of new comic releases, expected at Curious Comics this Wednesday December 26:
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #700
AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #15.1
BEFORE WATCHMEN NITE OWL #4 (OF 4)
CROSSED BADLANDS #20 (MR)
JUSTICE LEAGUE #15
MARA #1 (OF 6) (MR)
STAR WARS OMNIBUS CLONE WARS TP VOL 03
Curious Comics will be closing at 5:00 PM on Christmas Eve, Monday December 24, but we'll be back again to kick off our huge Boxing Day Sale bright & early on Wednesday December 26 -- 9:30 AM on Johnson Street, 10:00 AM in Langford, and 8:00 AM in Nanaimo. Hope to see you there!
Fed up with confused crowds, endless line-ups, piped-in Christmas carol muzak and the general panicked holiday shopping experience? Well, don't let it get you down -- the hazards of the season can frazzle even the most experienced of shoppers. To help take some of the worry off your mind as the big day approaches, consider stopping at your nearest Curious Comics location to cross that hard-to-buy-for comic and/or game fan off your shopping list with a nice shiny new Curious Comics Gift Card.
Available in a variety of denominations, you can use this little beauty to perk up a flagging stocking or to help a special someone start planning big new additions to his or her library come December 26th. Best of all, it's easily the most stress-free Christmas purchase you'll make all year! Ask a friendly Curious Comics elf for more information!
Who says Christmas parties have to be dull? Break out the egg-nog, throw a few carols on your favourite party playlist and invite your friends over to try out a cool new boardgame!
Want something fun and not too strategy-intensive? We can do that. Looking for a cooperative and non-competitive game to go along with the sentiments of the season? We can do that too! All three Curious Comics locations stock a wide variety of fun card and board games guaranteed to help bring a little seasonal joy to your Christmas gathering.
Stop by your closest Curious Comics location and ask one of our friendly staff elves to help decide which game would best suit your group!
A city overrun by crime. A madman,
locked away in an asylum for years. An idealistic hero forced to make
terrible compromises. A young girl looking for a way to make a
difference... and an uncompromising vigilante driven out of
retirement to face his demons! The genre-defining Dark Knight Returns miniseries reimagined the guardian of Gotham City – as well as his
enemies and former allies – for a grim new era, inspiring a generation of creators, a blockbuster animated adaptation, and this series of best-selling art-accurate DC Direct action figures!
Guaranteed to raise the grit quotient
of your figure collection! Look for the Dark Knight Returns Action
Figure Set – featuring Frank Miller's versions of Batman, Robin, Superman and the Joker, all
contained in one handy package – out now at Curious Comics!
Looking to blackmail the unrelenting forces of the Covenant into a cease-fire, humanity's military leaders concoct a plan that is as audacious as it is almost certain to fail... the kidnapping of a Covenant Prophet! To help them tackle the mission, Master Chief and the Spartans will be provided with the latest and most powerful armour, weapons and technology -- but can anything prepare them to face down the power of a Covenant armada, knowing all the while that failure would mean certain doom for Earth?
Return to the world of Halo with another installment in Marvel's best-selling graphic novel series! Look for Halo: Fall of Reach - Invasion TP, out now at Curious Comics!
Highlights of Titles Expected at Curious Comics on Wednesday December 19:
A PLUS X #3 ALL NEW X-MEN #4 ANGEL & FAITH #17 ASTONISHING X-MEN #57 AVENGERS ARENA #2 AVENGERS NOW #2 BATWOMAN #15 BEFORE WATCHMEN MOLOCH #2 (OF 2) (MR) BIRDS OF PREY #15 BLUE BEETLE #15 BPRD 1948 #3 (OF 5) BPRD HELL ON EARTH #102 RETURN O/T MASTER #5 BRAVEST WARRIORS #3 (OF 6) CABLE AND X-FORCE #2 CAPTAIN AMERICA NOW #2 CAPTAIN MARVEL #8 CASTLE A CALM BEFORE STORM #1 (OF 5) CATWOMAN #15 CHEW TP VOL 06 SPACE CAKES (MR) DAREDEVIL #21 DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #15 DJANGO UNCHAINED #1 (OF 5) (MR) EVIL ERNIE #3 FABLES #124 (MR) GAMBIT #7 GI JOE VOL 2 ONGOING #20 GREEN LANTERN #15 (RISE) GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #15 (RISE) HAPPY #3 (OF 4) HAWKEYE #6 HE MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #5 INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK #2 JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #647 JSA LIBERTY FILES THE WHISTLING SKULL #1 (OF 6) JUDGE DREDD #2 JUSTICE LEAGUE #15 LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #15 LOCKE & KEY OMEGA #2 (OF 7) MARA #1 (OF 6) (MR) MASKS #2 NIGHTWING #15 (DOTF) RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #15 (DOTF) SAGA #8 (MR) SCARLET SPIDER #12.1 SECRET AVENGERS #35 SIMPSONS COMICS #197 SNAKE EYES & STORM SHADOW #20 STAR TREK NEXT GENERATION HIVE #3 STAR TREK TNG DOCTOR WHO ASSIMILATION #8 STAR WARS AGENT O/T EMPIRE HARD TARGETS #3 STAR WARS DAWN O/T JEDI PRISONER OF BOGAN #2 SUPERGIRL #15 SWORD OF SORCERY #3 THOR GOD OF THUNDER #3 THUNDERBOLTS NOW #2 TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE ONGOING #12 ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #18 ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #19 UNCANNY X-FORCE #35 UNWRITTEN #44 (MR) VENOM #28 WALKING DEAD MAGAZINE #2 PX ED (MR) WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #22 WONDER WOMAN #15 X-FACTOR #249 X-MEN LEGACY NOW #3
Please note: not all items may be available at all three stores. Ask a staff member for details.
A short while ago, Mara Prince had everything -- a successful athletic career, worldwide fame, and the adoration of millions... but all that was before she manifested supernatural abilities on a live television broadcast. Now, her entire life is being turned upside down. The media hound her every step. Her fans have turned on her. But now that she has made the transition from star to target, is there any way an increasingly desperate Mara can turn the situation around and get her life back under control?
From the endlessly inventive Brian Wood -- author of DMZ, The Massive, Northlanders and more of your favourite comic series -- comes a new take on superheroes you can't afford to miss! Keep an eye out for Mara #1, on sale tomorrow at Curious Comics!
Once, they were counted among the most powerful beings in the cosmos -- and the only force capable of defending the universe against Darkseid, despotic ruler of nightmarish Apokalips, and the merciless hordes at his command. Yet, mighty as they were, their civilization was swept away in conflict and chaos before the multiverse was reborn as fifty two parallel realities. Now, one of their greatest heroes has risen from the ashes -- but is this really the same champion of New Genesis who once lost his life trying to save a universe?
More than a year after Darkseid appeared in the pages of Justice League, it looks like the rest of Jack Kirby's irreplaceable New Gods are arriving in the New 52 at long last! Don't be left behind -- get your copy of Wonder Woman #15 when it goes on sale at Curious Comics this coming Wednesday December 19!
He'd rather be drinking margueritas on a beach in Mexico... just another nameless gringo with money to spend and time to kill. But after being granted a second chance at life, Kaine has decided to put the darkness of his past behind him, postpone his retirement and take a crack at being the one thing he never thought he could be -- a hero. Of course, the superhero gig comes as a package deal... and now that every murderer, psycho and megalomaniac in Houston is his responsibility, that peaceful and anonymous life on the beach is looking better every day!
The ongoing story of the redemption of Peter Parker's long-lost renegade clone continues with a perfect jumping-on point for new readers! Look for Scarlet Spider #12.1, on sale this coming Wednesday at Curious Comics!
There's less than a week left before the end of the world! Or the end of the Long Count Mayan Calendar, whichever comes first. As presidents and billionaires scramble to board their secret fleet of rocket-ships to take them to safety on Mars -- and the rest of us rush to stock up on canned goods and board up all the doors and windows at home -- be sure to take a moment to familiarize yourself with the handy interactive catastrophe survival training simulation that is Munchkin Apocalypse... your life may depend on it!
Playable by itself or in combination with any other Munchkin game, Munchkin Apocalypse challenges players to help their rugged little survivor navigate the threats and dangers that populate the wreckage of a post-world world. Get yours at Curious Comics before Friday December 21, 2012... because we can't guarantee it (or anything else) will be around after that!
Fueled by a desire for vengeance and annihilation, an ancient evil has awakened to threaten the universe... and Master Chief is there to put it down! Based on your favourite characters, vehicles and aliens appearing in the blockbuster Halo 4 video game -- including the Hornet, Banshee, Ghost, Mongoose, and Warthog -- this new assortment of highly detailed die-cast replicas is bound to have something to help make your boring old bookshelf, game display or computer station just that little bit more epic.
Look for the Halo 4 Die-Cast Vehicle Assortment, available now at Curious Comics!
For years, humanity has avoided the toxic repercussions of its advanced technology by storing millions of tonnes of radioactive waste on the far side of the moon... but this contaminated mess can't be ignored anymore. Within the buried stockpiles, an unseen chain reaction is already underway, warping the moon's electromagnetic field beyond the ability of science to understand. A catastrophic meltdown has begun... and when the biggest bomb in history goes off, it will blast the moon out of Earth's orbit, propelling it beyond the limits of the solar system -- and sending the trapped inhabitants of Moonbase Alpha right along with it!
Moody and mysterious, Space: 1999 blew away audiences when it first aired in the 1970s... and now the science fiction classic is returning to wow fans of the 21st century! Featuring both remastered and all-new material by illustration legend Gray Morrow and others, don't risk missing out on an adventure as big as the universe... look for Space 1999: Aftershock & Awe TP, on sale now at Curious Comics!
Horrifically mutilated but just as murderous as ever, the madman known as the Joker has been unleashed on Gotham City once again... and this time, he has channeled his prodigious psychotic energies into a plan that will eradicate Batman's carefully constructed network of crime-fighters forever. Alfred Pennyworth, Commissioner Gordon, Batgirl, Nightwing -- no one is safe. But as the Joker closes in on Damian Wayne -- the most dangerous person ever to wear the mantle of Robin -- not even the Clown Prince of Crime may be ready for what's in store!
The best-selling 'Death of the Family' event continues to remake the Batman books as the Joker wreaks havoc across Gotham! Get your copy of Batman & Robin #15, on sale tomorrow at Curious Comics!
In the wake of the manifestation of the Dark Phoenix, Nathan Summers -- better known to mutantkind as the time-traveling Askani'Son, Cable -- has reclaimed X-Force as his own... but not everyone is pleased to see him back. When Alex Summers and his own super-team stumble across the new X-Force at the scene of a massacre, it sets the stage for an epic manhunt -- with the X-Men forced to hunt down their own!
New team, new mission, new adventures -- it's an all-new era for one of Marvel's most ruthless mutant teams as the best-selling NOW wave arrives to remake X-Force! Look for Cable & X-Force #1 when it hits the shelves this coming Wednesday at Curious Comics!
How does lunch on Skaro grab you? Or maybe you'd prefer a snack under the rising moons of Mondas? With your milk and PB'n'J safely packed away inside this incredible new Doctor Who TARDIS Tin Tote, you'll be ready for any picnic opportunities that come your way! Featuring a four-pack of coasters and a 16 ounce TARDIS-themed travel mug -- all contained within an interior space which may or may not correspond to the visible dimensions of its handsomely embossed exterior -- this one-time San Diego Comic Con Exclusive lunchbox is guaranteed to help a smile materialize on the face of any Doctor Who fan.
You're guaranteed to find this lunchbox at the top of many Christmas lists this year, so don't miss out! Be sure to get your Doctor Who TARDIS Tin Tote Gift Set when it goes on sale this coming Wednesday at Curious Comics!
Hungry undead lurk behind every corner. Unnatural monstrosities nest in abandoned laboratories. Vicious abominations stalk the gardens. Bizarre mutations prowl the cellars. Put it all together and it can only mean one thing -- the Umbrella Corporation is at it again...!
Featuring 272 cards in an artistically blood-splattered storage box, the Resident Evil Deck Building Game: Mercenaries Expansion offers up new Action Cards, new Weapons, new Skill Cards, new Characters and more essentials to help brave zombie hunters make it through the horror in no less than three new Mansions! Ratchet up the terror in your favourite survival horror card game -- if you think you can handle it! -- and get your copy of the Resident Evil Deck Building Game: Mercenaries Expansion, on sale now at Curious Comics!
Almost two years after losing his Soul Reaper abilities, Ichigo is finally on the verge of developing new Fullbring powers... but he is about to face a startling new threat from a totally unexpected source, and not even his new training can prepare him for what's coming. Can Ichigo discover where the true danger lies before it's too late?
The best-selling supernatural manga adventure series continues this week with two new installments! Look for Bleach Volumes 52 & 53, on sale now at Curious Comics!
Sometimes life sucks when you're a Slayer... and for Buffy Summers, that's rarely been more true than right now. Zompire numbers are on the increase, she can't hold down a job, her roommates are ready to kick her out, other Slayers are carrying grudges against her, the San Francisco Police can't decide whether to trust her or not -- and on top of all that she just got handed one of the biggest shocks of her life. Luckily for Buffy, her good friend Spike has just the thing to help her take her mind off all her problems...
Joss Whedon's best-selling follow-up to his blockbuster hit TV series continues with Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9: On Your Own TP, on sale now at Curious Comics!
Highlights of Titles Expected at Curious Comics on Wednesday December 5:
ACTION COMICS #15 ALL NEW X-MEN #3 NOW AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #699 ANIMAL MAN #15 (ROT) AVENGERS NOW #1 AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #15 BATWING #15 BEFORE WATCHMEN COMEDIAN #4 (OF 6) (MR) BEFORE WATCHMEN MINUTEMEN #5 (OF 6) (MR) BLACK BIRD GN VOL 15 BLEACH TP VOL 52 BLEACH TP VOL 53 BTVS SEASON 9 TP VOL 02 ON YOUR OWN BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER WILLOW WONDERLAND #2 CYBER FORCE #2 D GRAY MAN GN VOL 23 DAREDEVIL END OF DAYS #3 (OF 8) DEADPOOL NOW #3 DETECTIVE COMICS #15 (DOTF) DIAL H #7 DOCTOR WHO VOL 3 #3 EARTH 2 #7 FAIREST #10 (MR) FURY MAX #7 (MR) FURY MAX TP VOL 01 MY WAR GONE BY (MR) GARFIELD #8 GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #185 GREEN ARROW #15 HAWKEYE #5 HELLBOY IN HELL #1 IRON MAN #3 LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #3 LORD OF THE JUNGLE #10 (MR) PHANTOM STRANGER #3 PUNISHER WAR ZONE #2 (OF 5) SCOOBY DOO WHERE ARE YOU #28 SIMPSONS WINTER WINGDING #7 SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 #8 STAR WARS PURGE TYRANTS FIST #1 (OF 2) STORMWATCH #15 SWAMP THING #15 (ROT) THUNDERBOLTS NOW #1 TRANSFORMERS REGENERATION ONE #86 ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #18.1 WORLDS FINEST #7 X-FACTOR #248 X-MEN #39
Please note: not all items may be available at all three stores. Ask a staff member for details.
Doctor Octopus has just hours left to live... and he would like nothing more than to spend those final hours tearing his greatest enemy limb from limb. As Doc Ock assembles an army of Spider-Man's most embittered and dedicated foes -- including Morbius the Living Vampire, the Lizard, the Spider-Slayer and more -- he aims to eradicate his insect problem once and for all... so that Otto Octavius can die a happy man!
Don't miss out on this lead-in to the webheaded wallcrawler's milestone 700th issue -- get your copy of Amazing Spider-Man #699 when it goes on sale tomorrow at Curious Comics!
And there came a day, a day unlike any other... a day that dawned in the wake of the near-apocalypse that was the second coming of the Dark Phoenix, a day that saw the Earth's Mightiest Heroes shaken like never before. But Captain America -- the heart and soul of the Avengers -- has never been one to back down in the face of adversity. Facing the challenge of rebuilding the team head-on, Cap is expanding the Avengers, recruiting heroes from all nations and taking them to a new interplanetary level. Faced with diabolical threats, the new Avengers will counter with unshakebale idealism... and it all starts here!
Marvel NOW brings revolutionary change to the heart of the Marvel Universe as the new biweekly Avengers series hits the shelves! Be there as Jonathan Hickman and Jerome Opena rewrite the rules, remake the team and kick off a new era -- look for Avengers #1 when it goes on sale this Wednesday at Curious Comics!
After the startling climax of The Storm and the Fury, Hellboy is about to embark on a journey unlike anything he's ever faced -- one that will bring the world's most famous paranormal investigator full circle, back to where he came from before eldritch magics summoned him to Earth in 1944. Yet not every denizen of the underworld is pleased to see him. Some are out for his blood; still others are wondering if he has come home to claim his rightful throne. Hellboy has more than a few relatives lurking down here too... and who knows how they will react to the unexpected return of this prodigal son?
Prepare for unexpected twists, surprising secrets and -- of course -- brutal monster-bashing like only Hellboy can deliver! Don't miss the first chapter in Hellboy's new adventures as creator Mike Mignola returns to deliver both art and story in Hellboy in Hell #1, on sale this coming Wednesday December 5 at Curious Comics!
When the Mayan long-count calendar came to an end on December 21 2012, the modern world was swept away in fire and chaos -- and in its place a New Cycle began, ushering in a terrifying reality dominated by monsters, spirits, abominations and gods. In desperation, humanity's survivors retreated into the tropical forests and pledged themselves to the service of ancient deities... and, after the passage of a thousand years, only those warriors able to prove themselves can earn the favour of those gods and rule over the unforgiving world of 3012!
In the 3012 Deck Building Game, players are challenged to scout the depths of a mysterious new Yucatan jungle, use gold to acquire allies and weapons, and send their bravest warriors to face the bizarre beasts lurking in the wild... all in a quest to dominate this feral post-apocalyptic landscape! Combining a unique setting with clever new mechanics and atmospheric game design, the 3012 Deck Building Game is the perfect way for your gaming group to get through those long hours down in the fallout shelter, waiting for the end of the world to arrive on December 21 2012. Get yours now at Curious Comics!