Newsletter: 3/18

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Hey there, Super Friends :) We hope you’re enjoying the last week of winter! Read on for the latest & greatest New Wave news:

  • Celebrate Women in Comic Month with these awesome books!
  • This weekend’s Dragons of Tarkir prerelease info
  • Next Saturday’s Pokémon DS fundraising event

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Out this week: 3/18

nw_lumberjanes #12Of course, we make a special effort to make sure female-created & -led books are in the shop year-round, not just during Women in Comics Month :) Here are some that we’re looking forward to checking out this week:

Lumberjanes #12: A shop favorite, Lumberjanes is not only an all female conceived & created book, it also features a cast of adventurous, monster-fighting young women! In this month’s issue, Mal & Molly just want to get back to their friends, but things are looking more dire by the minute. It’s going to be a crazy dash through this weird mixed-up world as they try to not only find a working portal, but one that will take them back to camp! (W)Watters & Stevenson (A/CA)Nowak

Orphan Black #2: This one-of-a-kind book is based on the BBC TV show of the same name, with interior art by Szymon Kudranski & cover art by Cat Staggs. When Sarah attempted to assume the identity of a lookalike stranger, she soon uncovered an earth-shattering secret: she is a clone. Sarah also learns that someone is trying to kill them all, one by one. That someone is another clone, Helena, a murderous, self-abusing fundamentalist who believes she is the “original” & all her other sisters are “abominations” to be eradicated. (W)Fawcett & Various (A)Kudranski (CA)Staggs

Ms. Marvel TP 2: Written by the very talented, genre-bending, G. Willow Wilson, & featuring a lead character full of girl power. As Ms. Marvel discovers more about her past, the Inventor continues to threaten her future. Kamala bands together with some unlikely heroes to stop the maniacal villain before he does real damage, but has she taken on more than she can handle? The fan-favorite, critically acclaimed, amazing new series continues as Kamala Khan proves why she’s the best new super hero there is! Collecting Ms. Marvel (2014) #6-11. (W)Wilson (A)Wyatt & Alphona (CA)McKelvie

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #13: With art by Megan Levens & featuring a strong female lead. Some suspiciously supernatural murders have Spike, Xander, Willow & Giles in a conundrum.They have to talk to Buffy, but there’s something about the killer they’re pretty sure she’s not going to like. (W)Gage & Brendon (A)Levens (CA)Morris

Women in comics Month

nw_Women-In-Comics-LogoMarch is Women in Comics Month & DC is celebrating with 23 different female creators on 26 different books. Out this week at the shop:

Meanwhile, Marvel is celebrating with 20 women-created variant covers.  Out this week at the shop is All New X-Men #39 by Faith Erin Hicks and Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #3 by Guirhiru.

Finally, Previews has a great section on their website, dedicated to Women in Comics news & interviews.  Check it out by clicking here!

Free Comic Book Day 2015!!

10325764_826082144138802_8112556942548986901_nOur favorite Stormtrooper will be joining us again to celebrate our second Free Comic Book Day :D Please join us Saturday, May 2!

Here’s our schedule for the day, 11am—7pm:

  • Pick up your free comic book (a complete list is here, please note that not all titles will be available).
  • Meet Marvel artist, Khoi Pham. He’ll have limited exclusive prints & limited free sketches, & will do commission sketches all day; details TBD.
  • Free sketches for kids 13 & under by illustrator, Nicole Lombardi.
  • Portfolio review for artists by Marc Lombardi of GrayHaven Comics.
  • Meet a Storm Trooper, 1pm—5pm
  • Free popcorn from The Great American Popcorn Works​ while it lasts :)

Local creators: If you’re interested in participating, please contact us at info@newwavecomics.net.

About Free Comic Book Day:
Celebrate & discover the amazing world of comic books on Free Comic Book Day! Taking place annually on the first Saturday in May, Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book specialty shops across North America & around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops!

Newsletter: 3/4

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Hey there, Super Friends :) This newsletter is jam-packed, full of comic book & gaming awesomeness, so we’ll get right to it! Read on for:

  • Hot books hitting the shelf on Wednesday
  • NEW Friday Night Magic incentives
  • This weekend’s Cardfight!! Vanguard Sneak Peek
  • Dragons of Tarkir prerelease info
  • An upcoming Pokémon DS fundraising event

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Out this week: 3/4

Wednesday is the very best day! This week, DC’s movie variants begins with Detective Comics #40 & Green Lantern #40. We’ll also have a limited number of Star Wars #2 Sergio (Groo) Aragones variant in the shop, available for $9.99; email us to reserve your copy. Here are some other books we’re looking forward to checking out this week:

All New Hawkeye #1: With Kate Bishop, his trusted ward & protégé back at his side (not titles she would use), Team Hawkeye is thrown into an all new adventure spanning two generations of avenging archers. (W)Lemire (A/CA)Perez

Blackcross: All small towns have secrets. All small towns have ghosts. Blackcross has more secrets than most, & it is being haunted by something impossible. (W)Ellis (A)Worley

Princess Leia #1: When Princess Leia Organa was captured by the Empire as a Rebel spy, she never betrayed her convictions, even in the face of the complete destruction of her home world, Alderaan. But in the aftermath, the question remains…what is a princess without a world? (W)Waid (A/CA)Dodson

Rat Queens #9: Life in Palisade is a goblet of toasty sweet mulled wine. But this issue is the skull-pounding headache the next morning when all you’re left with is the consequences. (W)Wiebe (A)Sejic (CA)Frison

Rocket Racoon #9: In the not-so-distant future, what happens when you water Groot a little too much? GROOTZILLA has arrived, & he ain’t happy! (W)Young (A)Parker (CA)Young

Saga #26: Gwendolyn’s quest takes an interesting turn. (W)Vaughan (A/CA)Staples

Newsletter: 3/3

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Hey there, Super Friends :) This newsletter is jam-packed, full of comic book & gaming awesomeness, so we’ll get right to it! Read on for:

  • Hot books hitting the shelf on Wednesday
  • NEW Friday Night Magic incentives
  • This weekend’s Cardfight!! Vanguard Sneak Peek
  • Dragons of Tarkir prerelease info
  • An upcoming Pokémon DS fundraising event

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Pre-registration is NOW open for Dragons of Tarkir prereleases

mtg dragons tarkir artJoin us for the Dragons of Tarkir Prerelease! Pre-registration is NOW open for prerelease events, happening on March 21 & 22. NEW for this prerelease, we’re DOUBLING PACKS, adding other MTG gear for prize support & each standard event will be 4 ROUNDS.  As always, we’ll also have sweet promos, free pizza & of course, awesome people :) Events will be held:

  • Sat., 3/21, 10am – Sealed, 4 rounds
  • Sat., 3/21, 3pm – Sealed, 4 rounds
  • Sun., 3/22, 12pm – Two-Headed GIANT, 3 rounds

Each event is $27 for your Prerelease Pack, pizza & prizes. Why should you pre-register?:

  • So you have a guaranteed spot at the event! Day-of registration will be available, but only if spots are open, of course :)
  • You’ll have the best chance of getting your first choice color.
  • Save 3 bucks – day-of registration will be $30.

>> Space is limited, so sign up soon!  Stop by the shop, call or email: (610) 222-9200 or info@newwavecomics.net.

ABOUT DRAGONS OF TARKIR:
Dragons of Tarkir is designed to be drafted with Fate Reforged but not with Khans of Tarkir. Also, Dragons of Tarkir will not rotate out of Standard with Khans of Tarkir and Fate Reforged, but instead will rotate out with Magic 2016 due to Standard’s regulation changes. Dragons of Tarkir contains 264 cards and includes randomly inserted premium versions of all cards. Like the one from Scourge before, the expansion symbol of Dragons of Tarkir represents a dragon’s head. (Source)

ABOUT FATE REFORGED:
Sarkhan Vol travels 1,280 years back in time, to change the moment that sealed Tarkir’s fate: the battle between Nicol Bolas and Ugin, the demise of the latter and all dragons of Tarkir (Crux of Fate). The clans still exist back in the time; they are not fighting each other but are constantly fending off the legion hordes of dragons that are terrorizing their world. Sarkhan meets khans of the past, like Yasova Dragonclaw. The history of Tarkir is rewritten. Read more

Snow Day!

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Looks like everyone came out early to the shop today & are now staying safe & warm at home, so we’ll be closing early ❄ Stop by soon for books & games to get you through the snow day!

Newsletter: 2/8

We will be CLOSED today, Sunday, February 8, due to utility problems, but plan to open for regular shop hours on Wednesday.  Fate Reforged Game Day is next Saturday!

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