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

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

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

Marvel Legends 6” AF Jan 2013 Assortment

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.


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