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Monthly Archives: June 2010

Comics due to arrive this week (Thursday 01.07.10). Though its Diamond
 so who knows what'll really turn up
ABE SAPIEN ABYSSAL PLAIN #1 (OF 2) DAVE JOHNSON CVR  $3.50
PREDATORS #4 (OF 4)    $2.99
STAR WARS DARK TIMES #17 BLUE HARVEST PT 5 (OF 5)    $2.99
ACTION COMICS #890     $3.99
BATMAN BEYOND #1 (OF 6)        $2.99
BATWOMAN ELEGY DELUXE EDITION HC      $24.99 Read More »

kill joke deluxe

Batman: The Killing Joke – Deluxe Edition
Written by Alan Moore
Art by Brian Bolland
Published by DC Comics

What can be said about The Killing Joke that hasn’t already been said?  It routinely pops up in various lists as one of the best Batman tales and it very dark and somewhat disturbing.  One of the key characters suffers a fate that had repercussions across the Bat universe, which remains in place.  It includes a possible origin for the Joker, and Batman attempts to prevent one of them having to kill the other.  All this and it’s only 48 pages long.

Oh, and Alan Moore hates it. Read More »

We had two Yugioh tournaments last week, one on the Sunday (20th) and one in the usual Monday night slot. Being as I was away for the Sunday (Was on holiday in Dorset), David Moakes kindly ran the event for me. Smaller turnout than usual, maybe because it was Fathers day, yet Monday night once again had a decent number, as per the last few weeks.

Results are as follows: Read More »

GAME TRADE MAGAZINE #125       PI
MARVEL PREVIEWS JULY 2010 EXTRAS      PI
PREVIEWS #262 JULY 2010        PI

As well as the items listed below there are a couple of items outstanding
from last week (Magdalena, Executive Agent Iris)
BEASTS OF BURDEN HC    $19.99
LIFE & TIMES MARTHA WASHINGTON IN 21ST CENTURY TP    $29.99
PREDATORS #3 (OF 4)    $2.99
AUTHORITY THE LOST YEAR #9 (OF 12)    $2.99
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This weeks shipping list is entirely speculative as we have received an email from Diamond stating numerous titles have shipped late

CREEPY ARCHIVES HC VOL 06      $49.99
PREDATORS #2 (OF 4)    $2.99
AZRAEL #9      $2.99
BIRDS OF PREY #2 (BRIGHTEST DAY)      $2.99
BRIGHTEST DAY #4       $2.99
DC UNIVERSE LEGACIES #2 (OF 10)       $3.99 Read More »

Congratulations to Steven Norman for bagging a 5-0 record and the win this evening. Abby, Craig and Sam managed 4-1’s, whilst my ‘common old clown’ deck notched up a 3-2.

For the full results

Steven Norman 5-0
Sam Pearson 4-1 (+11)
Craig Tinham 4-1 (+10)
Abbi Froude 4-1 (-1) Read More »

avengers academy 1

Title:
Avengers Academy
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Written By: Christos Gage
Art By: Mike McKone

Once upon a time there was a comic called Avengers: The Initiative which was brilliantly written and gorgeously drawn…. until Christos Gage came aboard as the new writer, whereupon it sank like a stone. Now, with the heroic age starting in the Marvel universe,  he is writing the next step of  Avengers: The Initiative with Avengers Academy (AA), a tale about a place where the next generation of Avengers wannabes can be trained, honed and even meet the Avengers maybe. Read More »

avengers prime 

Avengers Prime #1 (Siege : Aftermath)
Writer – Brian Michael Bendis
Art – Alan Davis
Inker – Mark Farmer

Avengers Prime sets itself an unenviable task – take the shattered relationships of its three core members and fix them to a level that allows the Heroic Age to move forward with a strong foundation.  Read More »

bone

Bone: One Volume Edition

Written and drawn by Jeff Smith

Between 1991 and 2004 Jeff Smith wrote and drew 55 issues of Bone.  During the same period of time, whenever I saw a copy of this on the shelf of whatever comic shop I patronised at the time, I passed it by, rather put off by the cutesy Disney-esque characters, despite hearing only good things about it.

My resolve was worn down in 2004 with the publication of the one volume edition, clocking in at about 1,300 pages and collecting all 55 issues.  Lacking anything to else read, with some serious persuasion by the then owner of my LCS, and for a decent price, I picked up this doorstopper volume.  Within a few pages I was hooked and wondering why I hadn’t been reading this a long time ago. Read More »

The following lists details items that SHOULD be shipping to the Grinning Demon this Thursday.

BLACKSAD HC VOL 01     $29.99
BUZZARD #1 (OF 3) CORBEN CVR   $3.50
BUZZARD #1 (OF 3) ERIC POWELL CVR     $3.50
HELLBOY TP VOL 10 CROOKED MAN & OTHERS        $17.99
OKIMONO KIMONO HC      $12.99
PREDATORS #1 (OF 4)    $2.99
SOLOMON KANE DEATHS BLACK RIDERS #4 (OF 4)    $3.50
BATGIRL #11    $2.99
BATMAN #700 (NOTE PRICE)       $4.99
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