Saturday, October 19, 2013

HALLOWEEN COMIC FEST COMES TO GAME ON!

Saturday, October 26 will be a great day at GAME ON! Comics as we celebrate Halloween Comic Fest 2013!  From the time our doors open until supplies run out, GAME ON! will have available FREE Halloween-themed comic books for our customers to check out.  In addition to the free comics and other fun activities, from Noon until at least 4pm, we will have not one, not two, but THREE great artists hanging out, signing their comics, and drawing some GREAT art for their fans!  They are:
  • Mark Roberts, artist and colorist, most recently on Dynamite Entertainment's PATHFINDER GOBLINS
  • Pop Mhan, artist and cover artist on the current HE MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE comic from DC
  • Drew Moss, GAME ON! favorite and artist on the recent IDW mini-series THE COLONIZED
Find out more about these wonderful folks at the following sites, and come pick up one of their books (we have extras for you to buy), get a signature or a drawing, and talk about comics (and Tacos)!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

New Comics Titles for this Week 9-11-13

DC VILLAINS MONTH:  WEEK TWO  - Due to allocations by DC Comics, we will not have 3D covers available for all books. Titles marked with an asterix (*) have standard covers available. 3D covers are available ONLY on a first-come/first-served basis, & only one copy per customer. Subscribers who filled out the request survey will be given priority to the 3D covers.



*Action Comics #23.2 Zod
*Aquaman #23.1 Black Manta
*Batman #23.2 Riddler
*Batman And Robin #23.2 Court Of Owls
*Batman The Dark Knight #23.2 Mr Freeze
*Detective Comics #23.2 Harley Quinn
*Earth 2 #15.2 Solomon Grundy
*Flash #23.2 Reverse Flash
*Green Lantern #23.2 Mongul
*Justice League #23.2 Lobo
*Justice League Of America #7.2 Killer Frost
*Superman #23.2 Brainiac
*Teen Titans #23.1 Trigon






3 Guns #2
A1 #4
Archer & Armstrong #13
Astonishing X-Men #67
Astro City #4
Avengers #19
Avengers Arena #15
Ballistic #2
Batman: Arkham Unhinged #18
Bionic Man #23
Brain Boy #1
Buffy Season 9: Freefall #25
Captain America #11
Chronos Commandos: Dawn Patrol #3
Deadpool #16
Dejah Thoris & Green Men Of Mars #6
Dr Who Magazine #463
Eternal Warrior #1
Executive Assistant: Iris Vol 3 #5
Fantastic Four #12
FBP: Federal Bureau Of Physics (Collider) #3
Fearless Defenders #9
Ghosted #3
Grimm #5
Grimm Fairy Tales #89
Grimm FT Wonderland #14
Grimm FT Zombies Cursed #3 (L)
Halo: Initiation #2
Hit List #1
Homecoming #4
Indestructible Hulk #13
Infinity: The Hunt #1
It Came #2
Kick-Ass 3 #3
Kings Watch #1
Knightingail: Shadow Divisions #2
Knights Of The Dinner Table #201
Liberator #3
Locke & Key: Alpha #1
Manhattan Projects #14
Mars Attacks Judge Dredd #1
Mighty Avengers #1
Mythopolis #1
Rachel Rising #19
Red Sonja #3
Resident Alien: Suicide Blonde #1
Robocop: Last Stand #2
Rogues #4
Shadow #17
Shadow/Green Hornet: Dark Nights #3
Sidekick #2
Smallville: Season 11 #17
Sons Of Anarchy #1
Spider (The) #14
Star Wars #9
TMNT Villain Microseries #6 Hun
True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys #4
Ultimate Comics: The Ultimates #30
Uncanny X-Force #11
Vampirella: Southern Gothic #2
Victorian Secret 2013 Summer Catalog 1-Shot
Walking Dead #114
Watson And Holmes #3
Wolverine #9
X #5
X-Men #5



ALL AGES COMICS, COLLECTIONS AND GRAPHIC NOVELS


Adventure Time: Candy Capers #3
Batman: Li’l Gotham #6
Genie The Genius #1
Herobear & The Kid: Inheritance #2
Marvel Universe: Avengers-Earths Heroes #18
My Little Pony Micro Series #8: Celestia
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic TP Vol 2
Phineas & Ferb Magazine #20
Spongebob Comics #24
Star Wars: Jedi Academy YR HC



COLLECTIONS & GRAPHIC NOVELS


B.P.R.D. 1948 TP
East Of West TP Vol 1: The Promise
Shield By Steranko Complete Collection TP

Friday, September 6, 2013

GAME ON! COMICS Announces a Special New Project with JAMIE COSLEY

Official Press Release

VIRGINIA COMIC STORE TO BE OFFICIAL HOME OF CODY THE CAVALIER

GAME ON! COMICS of Vienna, Virginia is proud to announce a partnership with creator Jamie Cosley to publish comic books featuring Cosley's All-Ages creation, CODY THE CAVALIER.  Game On! Comics opened in December 2011 following the closure of Nova Comics earlier that year.  In less than two years, Game On! has become one of Northern Virginia's most popular stops for comics and gaming.  Owner Louis Meyer said “We are always exploring new possibilities for our business, and we are so excited about publishing!  Even better, to join forces with a creator of Jamie’s caliber and such a great character as Cody the Cavalier!"

Jamie Cosley, an artist and creator with years of experience, emerged onto the National scene with his 2010 webcomic CODY THE CAVALIER (codythecavalier.com), recently named One of Five Web Comics You Missed” by MTVGeek.  Cosley has published collections of CODY cartoons available through Amazon or at Cosley's convention appearances and store signings.

The CODY THE CAVALIER 2013 SPECIAL will be a 36-page comic book one-shot available only through Game On! Comics (gameoncomics.com), or via codythecavalier.com.  The Special features all-new stories featuring CODY and his pals, plus puzzles, and single-page cartoons & pinups from well-known comic creators.  Scheduled to contribute to the CODY THE CAVALIER 2013 SPECIAL are Eisner-winning artist Janet Lee (Return of the Dapper Men), Adrian Ropp (Disney's INFINITY Videogame), Shannon Weathers (Super Mouse), and Chris Yambar (Simpsons Comics).

Following the 2013 Special, a quarterly CODY THE CAVALIER comic book will be published, and like the Special will only be available through Cosley or Game On!  The Special will carry a $6 cover price.  Discounted pre-orders will be taken by a Game On! representative at Cosley's table at the Baltimore Comic Convention (Table 2405) Saturday, September 7th from 2-5pm.  After that period, pre-orders may be made by sending an email to codythecomicbook@gmail.com with your request.  A special limited sketch cover will be available by request.  The CODY THE CAVALIER 2013 SPECIAL is scheduled to be released to coincide with Game On! Comics' Second Anniversary, on December 7th, 2013.

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Further information: Game On Comics, info@gameoncomics.com or 703.242.3838

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

New Titles out 9-4-13


DC VILLAINS MONTH:  WEEK ONE  - Due to allocations by DC Comics, we will not have 3D covers available for all books. Titles marked with an asterix (*) have standard covers available. 3D covers are available ONLY on a first-come/first-served basis, & only one copy per customer. Subscribers who filled out the request survey will be given priority to the 3D covers.


Action Comics #23.1 Cyborg Superman
*Batman #23.1 Joker
Batman And Robin #23.1 Two Face
*Batman Dark Knight #23.1 Ventriloquist
*Detective Comics #23.1 Poison Ivy
*Earth 2 #15.1 Desaad
Flash #23.1 Grodd
Forever Evil #1
*Green Arrow #23.1 Count Vertigo
Green Lantern #23.1 Relic
*Justice League #23.1 Darkseid
Justice League Dark #23.1 Creeper
*Justice League Of America #7.1 Deadshot
*Superman #23.1 Bizarro




12 Reasons To Die #3
Absolution: Rubicon #3
All New X-Men #16
Ame Comi Girls #7
Army Of Darkness Vs Hack Slash #2
Avengers A.I. #3
Baltimore: Infernal Train #1
Batman: Black & White #1
Black Bat #5
Blackacre #10
Catalyst Comix #3
Charismagic Vol 2 #5
Chew #36
Codename: Action #1
Critter Annual #1
Danger Girl: The Chase #1
Daredevil: Dark Nights #4
DC Vs Masters Of The Universe #1
Deadpool Kills Deadpool #3
Deathmatch #9
Dexter #3
Django Unchained #7 (L)
Fairest #19
G.I. Joe: Cobra Files #6
God Is Dead #1
Grimm FT Hunters Shadowlands #4
Grimm FT Wonderland: Down Rabbit Hole #4
Hit #1
Infinity #2
Invincible #105
Invincible Universe #6
Iron Man #15
Legends Of The Dark Knight #12
Lords Of Mars #2
Love Stories To Die For #1
Mocking Dead #1
Owl #3
Pathfinder: Goblins #2
Quantum & Woody #3
Reality Check #1
Satellite Sam #3
Screwed #4
Shadow: Year One #5
Shadowman #10
Shahrazad: Prologue
Sheltered #3
Spawn #235
Star Wars (Lucas Draft) #1
Suicide Risk #5
Superior Foes Of Spider-Man #3
Superior Spider-Man #17
Trillium #2
Uber #5
Venom #40
Warlord Of Mars: Dejah Thoris #29
Watson And Holmes #2
Witchblade #169
X-Factor #262
X-Men: Battle Of The Atom #1
X-Men: Legacy #16


ALL AGES COMIC BOOKS

Archie #647
Emerald City Of Oz #3
Garfield #17
Mouse Guard: Legends O/T Guard Vol 2 #2
Scooby Doo, Where Are You? #37
Sonic The Hedgehog #252
Takio #4


COLLECTIONS AND GRAPHIC NOVELS

Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus HC Vol 1
Classic Space 1999 SC: Everything That Was
Morning Glories TP Vol 5
Necessary Evil: Villains O/T DC Universe TP
Once Upon A Time: Shadow O/T Queen HC



Thursday, August 15, 2013

New Titles for 8-14-13


A1 #3
Archer & Armstrong #12
Astonishing X-Men #65
Astro City #3
Avengers Arena #13
Batgirl #23
Batman #23
Batman: Arkham Unhinged #17
Battlestar Galactica #3
Breath Of Bones: A Tale Of The Golem #3
Buck Rogers I/T 25th Century #1
Buffy Season 9 Freefall #24
Charismagic: Death Princess #3
Chronos Commandos: Dawn Patrol #2
Constantine #6
Damsels Mermaids #4
Deadpool #14
Deathmatch #8
Dejah Thoris & Green Men Of Mars #5
Demon Knights #23 (L)
Django Unchained #6
Doctor Who Vol 3 #12
Doomsday.1 #4 (L)
East Of West #5
Fantastic Four #11
Fearless Defenders #8
Fubar: By The Sword #1
G.I. Joe: Special Missions #6
Ghosted #2
Great Pacific #9
Green Lantern Corps #23
Grimm #4
Grimm FT: Demons Unseen #3 (L)
Grimm FT: Wonderland #13
Half Past Danger #4
Halo Initiation #1
Harbinger #15
Infinity #1
It Came #1
Justice League Of America #7
Katana #7
Lost Vegas #4
Mind The Gap #12
Nightwing #23
Peter Panzerfaust #13
Red Sonja #2
Resident Alien: Suicide Blonde #0
Saga #13
Savage Dragon #190
Scarlet Spider #20
Secret Avengers #7
Shadow/Green Hornet: Dark Nights #2
Six Gun Gorilla #3
Smallville Season 11 #16
Spawn #234
Star Trek Ongoing #24
Star Wars #8
Steampunk Corsairs #1
Suicide Squad #23
Superboy #23
Superior Spider-Man Team Up #2
Thor: God Of Thunder #11
Threshold #8
Thunder Agents #1
True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys #3
Ultimate Comics X-Men #30
Uncanny X-Force #10
Uncanny X-Men #10
Vampirella: Southern Gothic #1
Walking Dead #113
Wolverine #8
Wolverine And X-Men #34
Worlds Finest #15
X #4
X-Files Season 10 #3



ALL AGES COMICS, COLLECTIONS & GRAPHIC NOVELS


Adventure Time: Candy Capers #2
Batman: Li’l Gotham #5
DC YR Board Bk: Superman Fights For Truth
Disney Girls Presents #16
Garfield Pet Force Special #1
Herobear & The Kid Inheritance #1
Marvel Universe: Ultimate Spider-Man #17
My Little Pony Cover Gallery #1
My Little Pony Digest TP Vol 1
Return Of The Dapper Men Special Edition HC
Spongebob Comics #23
Travelin’ With Mr Toast & Friends SC



COLLECTIONS & GRAPHIC NOVELS


Avengers Assemble TP: Science Bros
BPRD: Hell / Earth TP Vol 6 Return O/Master
Dr Strange & Dr Doom: Triumph & Torment
Fearless Defenders TP Vol 1: Doom Maidens
March GN Book 1
Mike Norton’s Battlepug HC Vol 2



BACK IN STOCK/REPLENISHMENTS


Dexter #1 2nd Ptg
Emerald City Of Oz #2
Ghosted #1 2nd Ptg
Trinity / Sin Pandora #1 2d Pt
Wild Blue Yonder #1 2nd Ptg
X-Files Season 10 #1 2nd Ptg

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Titles of the Week for August 7th, 2013

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Here are our New Comics for the Week for August 7th!

Abe Sapien #5
Action Comics #23
All New X-Men #15
Ame Comi Girls #6
Artifacts #30
Asylum (John Carpenter) #2
Atomic Robo: Real Science Adventures #9
Atomic Robo: Savage Sword / Dr Dinosaur #2
Avengers #17
Avengers: A.I. #2
Batwing #23
Black Bat #4
Blackacre #9
Burn The Orphanage: Born To Lose #1
Cable And X-Force #12
Catalyst Comix #2
Charismagic Vol 2 #4
Critter #13
Crossed Badlands #34
Cyber Force #5
Damsels #9
Daredevil: Dark Nights #3
Dark Shadows #19
Dark Tower Gunslinger: So Fell Lord Perth #1
Deadpool Kills Deadpool #2
Detective Comics #23
Dial H #15 (L)
Dungeons & Dragons: Cutter #4
Earth 2 #15
Fairest #18
Fatale #16
G.I. Joe: Cobra Files #5
Game Of Thrones #16
Godzilla: Rulers Of The Earth #2
Green Arrow #23
Green Lantern #23
Grimm FT: Wonderland: Down/Rabbit Hole #3
Grimm FT: Zombies Cursed #2
Helheim #6
Higher Earth #9
Hunger #2
Invincible Universe #5
Iron Man #14
Jack Kirby Collector #61
Kick-Ass 3 #2
Knightingail: Shadow Divisions #1
Lady Rawhide #1
Legend Of Luther Strode #6 (L)
Legends Of The Dark Knight #11
Lords Of Mars #1
Manhattan Projects #13
Miniature Jesus #4
Movement #4
Owl #2
Pathfinder: Goblins #1
Phantom Stranger (Trinity of Sin) #11
Planet O/T Apes: Cataclysm #12 (L)
Quantum & Woody #2
Robocop: Last Stand #1
Satellite Sam #2
Screwed #3
Shadow #16
Shadowman #9
Sheltered #2
Sidekick #1
Skin Trade (G.R.R. Martin) #2
Steam Engines Of Oz #2
Stormwatch #23
Suicide Risk #4
Superior Carnage #2
Superior Foes Of Spider-Man #2
Superior Spider-Man #15
Swamp Thing #23
Ten Grand #4
Transformers: Monstrosity #3
Transformers: Robots In Disguise #20
Trillium #1
Ursa Minor #6 (L)
Victories (Michael Oeming): Transhuman #4
Walking Dead Magazine #5
Warlord Of Mars: Dejah Thoris #28
X-Factor #260



ALL AGES COMIC BOOKS, COLLECTIONS AND GRAPHIC NOVELS


Bone Color Ed SC Vol 1: Out From Boneville
Emerald City Of Oz #2
Garfield #16
Kevin Keller #10
Looney Tunes #214
Marvel Universe: Avengers Earths Heroes #17
Mega Man #28
Princeless: Tales Of Girls Who Rock 1-Shot
Royal Historian Of Oz TP
Scooby Doo, Where Are You? #36



COLLECTIONS AND GRAPHIC NOVELS


Daredevil By Mark Waid HC Vol 5
Harvey Horrors Tomb Of Terror SC TP Vol 1
Rachel Rising TP Vol 3 Cemetery Songs
Thor By Walter Simonson TP Vol 1
Thrilling Adventure Hour HC
Venom TP Toxin With A Vengeance




Monday, July 29, 2013

Hey, Kids! (Make Your Own) Comics!

On AUGUST 10, 2013, children's book author and artist K. Michael Crawford will be hosting a two-hour event at GAME ON! COMICS to teach kids how to create their own comics!

Crawford will teach kids of all ages how to create their very own comic book Super Hero. They will learn the step-by-step process in character creation, and she will help them complete their hero or heroine with the super powers that help bring comic book characters to life.

Bring your imagination and learn the professional way to draw like a comic book artist starting with the four shapes on how to draw everything. Join us Saturday, August 10, 2013, from Noon to 2pm for this awesome, fun-filled adventure creation time!

K. Michael Crawford's Web Site

Monday, April 1, 2013

COMICS, COLLEGE, and GENDER STUDIES THROUGH GAME ON!


Comic Books aren’t generally well received when it comes to higher education.  However, Ball State Adjunct Professor Christina Blanch is putting her love of comics to work in a new Gender Studies course, being made available for free to anyone who wants to take the course.  Students enrolled in the GENDER THROUGH COMIC BOOKS course will read a variety of comics from Marvel, DC and several independent publishers and analyze how the comics portray women, and the impact that portrayal has on our society.

The course runs from April 2 through May 10, and while it will be graded and there are projects and discussions, the course is free for everyone.  You may enroll here:


Once you have enrolled, go to Comixology through a special link to purchase the course reading materials, available on sale through April 2d:


Certain collected volumes for upcoming weeks, including SUPERMAN: BIRTHRIGHT, CAPTAIN MARVEL VOLUME ONE (Does not include issue 7 from the required reading list), SECRET SIX: UNHINGED (collects issues 1-7 of Secret Six), and Y: THE LAST MAN VOLUME ONE (collects issues 1-6 of Y: The Last Man), are available through GAME ON! to order for slightly less than the Comixology sale price.

When you enroll, LET US KNOW!  If enough GAME ON! customers enroll, we will hold special discussion events to enhance the learning experience.  As course details and assignments are fully explained, we may also hold special events to help you complete said assignments.

This is a fairly heavy topic, but ultimately comics are about fun stories, so hopefully we here at GAME ON! can make the course and related discussions even more fun.

Don’t forget, the course begins Tuesday and let us know when you enroll by emailing JR at GAME ON COMICS dot COM

Thanks, and see you on the virtual campus!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

New Release List for Wednesday, MARCH 13, 2013

(L) Indicates a series ending with the listed issue.

Age Of Ultron #2
Aliens Vs Parker #1
Alpha Big Time #2
Archer & Armstrong #8
Avengers Arena #6
Avengers Assemble #13
Avenging Spider-Man #18
Batgirl #18
Batman #18
Batman And Robin #18
Batman: Arkham Unhinged #12
Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #6 (L)
Bionic Man Annual #1
Bloodshot #9
Bravest Warriors #6
Buffy Season 9: Freefall #19
Buddy Cops 1-Shot (Game On! Comics' Small Press Showcase)
Change #4 (L)
Crossed: Badlands #25
Deathstroke #18
Dejah Thoris & Green Men Of Mars #2
Demon Knights #18
Emily & The Strangers #2
End Times Of Bram & Ben #3
Executive Assistant Iris Vol 3 #3
Fantastic Four #5
Fearless Defenders #2
Fever Ridge: Macarthur Jungle War #2
Game Of Thrones #13
Ghost #4
Ghostbusters #2
Green Lantern Corps #18
Grimm Universe #4
High Ways #3
Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files: Ghoul Goblin #3
Katana #2
Manhattan Projects #10
Mars Attacks #8
Megami Jan 2013
Mind The Gap #8
Mylo Xyloto #2
Night Of The Living Dead: Aftermath #5
Nowhere Men #4
Peter Panzerfaust #10
Ravagers #10
Rocketeer: Hollywood Horror #2
Saucer Country #13
Secret Avengers #2
Shadow #10
Sledgehammer 44 #1
Spawn #229
Star Wars #3
Suicide Squad #18
Superboy #18
Team 7 #6
Thor: God Of Thunder #6
Threshold #3
Thunderbolts #6
Todd, The Ugliest Kid On Earth #3
Transformers: Regeneration One #89
Triggergirl 6 #1
Ultimate Comics: Wolverine #1
Ultimate Comics: X-Men #24
Uncanny X-Men #3
Walking Dead #108
Wheel Of Time - Eye O/World (R.Jordan) #33
Where Is Jake Ellis #3
Wolverine #1 (Game On! Comics' Comic of the Week!)
Wolverine And The X-Men #26
X-Men Legacy #7
X-Treme X-Men #12

ALL AGES COMICS AND GRAPHIC NOVELS
Green Lantern: The Animated Series #12
Marvel Universe: Avengers - Earths Heroes #12
Mega Man #23
Spongebob Comics #18
Star Wars: Clone Wars Defenders Lost Temple

COLLECTIONS / GRAPHIC NOVELS
Avengers: Season One HC
Chronicles Of Conan TP Vol 23: Well Of Souls
Hawkeye TP Vol 1: My Life As A Weapon
Shadow Double Novel Vol 70

ACTION FIGURES
Marvel Legends 6” AF Jan 2013 Assortment

BACK IN STOCK
All New X-Men #2-4 3rd Ptg
Black Beetle: No Way Out #1 2nd Ptg
Deadpool Killustrated #2
Injustice: Gods Among Us #1 2nd Ptg
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic #4
Superman #17

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Why do we like Small Press comics?

At Game On! we strive to stock the most comic titles in the DC area per week. Of course we always carry the Big Two publishers, DC and Marvel. But, we are proud that we differentiate ourselves as carrying the most small press titles in the area! So, what does this mean for you? Well, ask yourself this: what does reading comic books do for you? For me, it is a break from the fast-paced, busy, lives we lead. For a little bit of time we get to transport ourselves to other worlds and simply have fun. There are A LOT of artists and writers out there that are doing awesome work right now! Some of these titles go on to become MAJOR hits, like the Walking Dead. Please do yourself a favor and grab a small press comic and read it. Tell us at the store what you think about it! I personally just read Vol. 1 of Charismagic and Shrugged and completely enjoyed them! Both of which have Vol 2 coming out over the next couple months. We also have a couple of events coming up in March to help introduce small press titles to our customers. Upcoming Events Game On! Comics Comic Book Club Friday March 22, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT Come join us at Game On! Comics for our monthly comic book club! Every month we will discuss comics. For the first few months we will focus our efforts on Aspen Comic's new 10 for 10 series. This is a great way to hang out with other people discussing a small press (Aspen) title and read something different. This month we read and discuss Shrugged and Legend of the Shadow Clan. Aspen Comics Exclusive Event Saturday March 23, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT We welcome TWO! Aspen comics artists to Game On! Comics for an exclusive event! We welcome Shrugged 2 artist, Jonathan Marks AND Legend of the Shadow Clan artist, Cory Smith!! Come check out the artists from 2 of the hottest comic titles out! In addition, Game On! Comics will debut its Limited edition Shrugged 2 cover that you can ONLY get at Game On! Comics.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Get LOST (VEGAS) at Game On! Comics!


There are rumors that one of the first stand-alone Star Wars films will be an adventure featuring a young Han Solo.  With all due respect to the Disney braintrust...it's already been done by Jim McCann, Janet Lee and Chris Sotomayor.

  On March 6, Image Comics will release the first of a four-issue series titled LOST VEGAS, by Eisner-Award winners Jim McCann and Janet Lee.  McCann and Lee have come a long way in a fairly short time in their comics career, culminating in the Eisner for Best Graphic Novel in 2011 for their Steampunk fairy tale RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN.  McCann, who has worked in television production and previously worked in the marketing department for Marvel, has developed into a very deft storyteller.  His current series, also from Image, is MIND THE GAP, an Hitchcockian mystery with supernatural overtones, and has become one of the best cliffhangers around.  Lee is a fantastic artist known for her adaptations of Jane Austen books for Marvel, and recently released WONDERLAND ALPHABET.  Her award-winning DAPPER MEN art was done in decoupage, a style all but nonexistent in sequential art.  McCann and Lee are old friends, and their collaborations reflect that.

However, with LOST VEGAS, McCann and Lee take readers in a very different direction from DAPPER MEN.  McCann has combined his love of heist and space adventure films to answer a simple question: instead of owing the casino money, what if when you lost everything you lost...yourself?

Con artist Roland does just that.  When he loses everything in a card game, he becomes the property of the LOST VEGAS interstellar casino.  After a few years, he believes he has finally figured out the perfect way to escape, and maybe even turn the tables on the casino owners and exact a little revenge.  With the assistance of an anthropomorphized blob of black goo known as "ink," Roland plans an escape for himself that has a simple premise: bankrupt the casino.

But that's where everything starts to go wrong when Roland becomes infatuated with the casino's main entertainment draw, the dancer Kaylex.  Thinking of Kaylex gets Roland distracted, and in trouble.  His friends don't know he's in trouble, and he's suddenly in more trouble than he bargained for.  (Did I mention Roland only has 24 hours to pull off the plan?)

LOST VEGAS is a typical Jim McCann story: the first few pages are a little peculiar, and once or twice you might wonder where the story is going, until you realize out of nowhere you've reached the end of the issue...and you're ticked!  McCann is a wonderful storyteller and flexes his cliffhanger muscles perfectly.  I didn't realize until the very end of issue #1 that he had completely sucked me in, and I don't mind admitting that waiting for issue #2 is going to be frustrating.

Along with McCann's great story is beautiful art from Lee, with colors provided by Chris Sotomayor.  For anyone who really doesn't understand what a good colorist can mean to an artist and book, pay special attention to LOST VEGAS.  Lee and Sotomayor's two page spread introducing Kaylex is just stunning, and probably my favorite image from the first issue.  Lee may only have a few titles under her sequential-art belt, but she is showing once again that her Eisner was well-earned.  Her style is perfectly suited to alien design, and Sotomayor's colors complement her designs beautifully.

LOST VEGAS #1 arrives Wednesday, featuring dual covers by Lee and Dan McDaid (artist of a previous Image series, JERSEY GODS), and continues for the following three months.  Call or email us before to guarantee your copy.

Cheers,

J. R.
(Send me an email to jr [at] gameoncomics [dot] com to reserve yourself a copy!)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

"SHARE THE COMICS LOVE" WITH GAME ON COMICS!


Help GAME ON bring joy to kids fighting cancer and soldiers deployed overseas!

On FEBRUARY 9, 2013, Game On Comics will accept donations of comic books and money for distribution between St Jude's Children's Research Hospital and Veterans for Foreign Wars (VFW) for distribution to deployed troops.  Both charities serve soldiers and/or kids who would love to have a chance to escape into the world of comics that we know and love.  On February 9th, bring in any comic books you would like to donate and GAME ON volunteers collect, sort, and pack the comics for shipping to the charities.

Monetary donations are most appreciated, and will be used to pay for shipping the comics.  Any leftover funds will be split as a cash donation between St Jude's and the VFW.

Don't have comics to donate, but want to send some anyway?  Our back issues will be priced at $2 each for folks to buy and donate just for these four hours, just for this event.

Virginia's own Jamie Cosley (creator of the all ages book CODY THE CAVALIER) will be at the shop signing copies of his CODY THE CAVALIER comic, as well as drawing sketches, which will be perfect for young kids looking for a unique valentine to give their parents!

If you can't make it to the shop on the 9th but still want to help, email jr at gameoncomics dot com.

Keep an eye on your email for more special news regarding this event and possible prizes!

Volunteers to help collect, sort, pack, and deliver boxes are still needed, so please call or email to let us know if you can come help, even for an hour!

Thanks, and thanks in advance for all your help in bringing a little happiness to all of those out there that need it!

Cheers,

J. R.
GAME ON COMICS

WHAT:  Game On Comics' "Share the Comics Love" Donation Day
WHEN:  February 9, 2013, from 11am to 3pm
WHY:   Bring comics or cash to be split between children convalescing at the St Jude's Children's Hospital and U.S. Military Men and Women deployed around the world
MORE:  Call 703-242-3838 or email jr at gameoncomics dot com