Zombie Crawl update!

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Only a few spots are left for the Zombie Crawl happening on Thursday, October 30! Crawlers will get professional zombie makeup by Matt Phoenix of Phoenix Burn Productions, then head over to some of our favorite Skippack establishments for drinks and good times!  Hotel Fiesole, Justin’s Carriage House and Basta Pasta will have drinks and snacks for our zombies.  In addition:

  • Justin’s will have live music by the awesome Dirk Quinn Band.
  • Basta Pasta will have a rep giving out Heaven & Hell shot samples and other giveaways, and raffles for Bud Light and Shocktop Pumpkin raffle drawings.

Pre zombie crawl, we’ll have pizza from Skippack Pizza. All zombies will get treats from Skippack Sweet Spot, and post zombie crawl, we’ll be watching Shaun of the Dead at the shop.

Cost is $25 for zombie makeup, a drink at each of our stops, pizza, candy and the movie showing. Tickets are now available for purchase in the shop and MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE.

Questions? Contact Jason or Mikaela at (610) 222-9200 or info@newwavecomics.net

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

Halloween ComicFest

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Each year, Halloween ComicFest is celebrated at local comic book shops on the Saturday before Halloween. During ComicFest, comic book shops give away special Halloween books and have other activities to celebrate the season and comic books! This Saturday, October 25, you can stop by New Wave Comics to pick up your books, get a superhero tattoo, have some snacks, and meet a Stormtrooper. We’ll be open 11am-7pm; the Stormtrooper will be around 12pm-4pm. There’s also a ComicFest costume contest — wear your costume to the shop and we’ll take your picture and enter it into the contest!

FRIDAY 10/17

WE WILL BE OPENING LATE ON FRIDAY: Due to scheduling conflicts, we will be opening at 3pm tomorrow, instead of 1pm. We apologize for the inconvenience! We’ll be open 3pm until 10pm — see you then

Skippack’s Girls Night Out

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Happening Thursday, October 23:  Grab your girlfriends and come out for an evening of relaxed autumn shopping! Girls Night Out at several of your favorite Skippack merchants features drawings, fun libations, light fare, fantastic finds and some awesome discounts for our valued customers. Participating shops will be open until 8pm:

Southwest Trading Post
Engage Art Studio
Armario
The Copper Partridge Uniquities
New Wave Comics & Collectibles
Skippack Eye Care
Merle Norman – Skippack, PA
Artisans Nest
The Village Irish Shop
Village Wine Cellar Skippack
After5 Gifts
Timeless Styles Boutique
Page Six…it’s Haute
The Skippack Hope Chest
Wooden Duck Shop
Pennsylvania Traditions
Le Butler’s Pantry
URBANfusion

Skippack Zombie Crawl 2014

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On Thursday, October 30, get zombified by one of our favorite customers and professional makeup artist, Matt Phoenix of Phoenix Burn Productions, then head over to some of our favorite Skippack establishments for drinks and good times!

We’ll be going to Hotel Fiesole, Justin’s Carriage House and Basta Pasta in Skippack. All zombies will also get treats from Skippack Sweet Spot :) Pre zombie crawl, we’ll have pizza from Skippack Pizza, and post zombie crawl, we’ll be watching Shaun of the Dead at the shop.

Cost is $25 for zombie makeup, a drink at each of our stops, pizza, candy and the movie showing. Tickets will be available beginning October 15 in the shop and MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE.

Questions? Contact Jason or Mikaela at (610) 222-9200 or info@newwavecomics.net

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

Corporate Chaos Release Happy Hour!

corporate chaos 01PLEASE NOTE:  Due to this special gaming event, our regularly scheduled Open Game Night will be cancelled for this week.

Calling all gamers and workaday-ers! Come and join us for the release party for Corporate Chaos, a new independent card game about the life of a corporate drone. You’ll be able to try the game out and buy it for a special price on Thursday, October 2.  We’ll be celebrating the release with a Happy Hour-style (of course!) open house event with snacks and soft drinks from 5pm-8:30pm.  Our friends from Country Creek Winery will also stop by later in the evening to do a tasting.  We’ll also be giving away door prizes and a prize for the best Corporate Chaos cosplay (costumes are not required for the event, of course :) ). Register for the release by stopping in the shop, calling us at (610) 222-9200 or emailing us at info@newwavecomics.net.

About the game:  In Corporate Chaos, you and your fellow ‘corporate drones’ struggle to keep your job. You also don’t want to get promoted or else you will become part of the soulless corporate machine. Try not to get too stressed out though or you’ll burn out.

Corporate Chaos was developed right here in Montgomery County by Sam and Tom Galindo, who are also New Wave regulars.  C’mon out for a great time and to support these local creators!

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Great Read for Girls: Princeless

PRINCELESS_PREVIEW_CoverThere are some really great books out right now that spotlight female lead characters, featuring girls and young woman in positions of power and strength — so very cool :) There are several current popular female leads, including Marvel’s newly released Captain Marvel and Ms. Marvel and the upcoming Thor. One that we’re currently loving is Princeless, by independent publisher Action Lab, which not only casts several strong ladies, but also characters of color:

Princeless features the 16-year-old Adrienne Ashe, a princess of color whose parents locked her away in a tower, where she was to await rescue by a handsome prince strong enough to slay the dragon guarding her.  Adrienne has other ideas, and instead finds a sword, escapes the tower, and befriends the dragon.  Together, the two set off to rescue her sisters who are similarly locked away, finding tons of adventure, many friends, and a few adversaries along the way.

“[T]here are no damsels in this story,” says Princeless creator Jeremy Whitley. “These girls all have (or are finding) agency.  They are all heroes and they are the ones doing the rescuing. Princeless is…unique in the fantasy and comics world [in that] Adrienne is a woman and princess of color.  Her sidekick, Bedelia, is a mixed [ethnicity] girl from two very different worlds whose overcome a lot to be where she is… [and] Raven is a character of Asian descent who fights alongside (and sometimes against) Adrienne to right a wrong and reclaim her birthright.”  Princeless is “an action comic about fully dressed (often in armor), capable, self-determining, ambitious, sword fighting, dragon riding, rule breaking girls.” In the series, you’ll find “hugging, hair cutting, fairy tale reading, and occasionally even the color pink.  But first and foremost there are these amazing things that there just aren’t nearly enough of in comics – GIRLS!”

This book is not just great for kids and young women — all readers will appreciate the humor and satire in the writing, the colorful and vibrant art, the well developed characters, and energetic story.  You can pick up issues #1-4 (#1 is only a buck!) of Princeless at the shop.  We’ll have volumes one and two of the tradepaperbacks back in stock next week; please contact us at (610) 222-9200 or info@newwavecomics.net if you’d like to reserve a copy.

Written by Jeremy Whitley, art by Mia Goodwin and Ted Brandt. Nominated for the 2012 Glyph Comics Awards; Story of the Year, Best Writer, Best Artist, Best Female Character and Best Cover.  Nominated at the 2012 Eisner Awards; Best Single Issue and Best Publication for Kids (ages 8-12).

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Khans of Tarkir events scheduled

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The new Magic: The Gathering deck is on it’s way and we’re excited to celebrate with three Prerelease events and a Game Day!  We’ll be hosting Prerelease events on Saturday 9/20 and Sunday 9/21, and Game Day on Saturday 10/18.  Registration is recommended for all events.  Follow the links below for all the details:

>> Click here for info on the Buy-a-Box program EDIT 9/16: The Buy-a-Box promo is sold out
>> Click here to learn about the Khans of Tarkir Prereleases
>> Click here to learn about the Khans of Tarkir Game Day

Magic 2015 Core Set Game Day!

Facebook_Wallpaper_GameDayJoin us for the 2015 Core Set/M15 Game Day on Saturday, August 9 at 3PM!

  • Everyone who enters gets a special foil promotional card for signing up (while supplies last)
  • Top 8 wins exclusive full-art promo cards
  • Winner receives a rare exclusive playmat for their victory

>> Cost is $5 and REGISTRATION IS RECOMMENDED. Stop by the shop, call us at (610) 222-9200, or email info@newwavecomics.net.

Read about the Standard Format deck construction rules by clicking here.

Read more about the 2015 Core Set by clicking here.

Game Night & Hour Changes!

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To better accommodate our awesome comic book and gaming customers, we are making a couple switches to our schedule.  Beginning in August, Open Gaming Night will move to Thursday and Modern Magic will move to every-other-Wednesday.  As a result, we will also be changing our hours on Wednesday to 12noon – 7pm and on Thursday to 3pm – 9pm.  All other game schedules and store hours will remain the same. We hope this will alleviate some of the congestion that our New Comic Book Day customers experience in the shop on Wednesdays, as well as give our Open Gaming Night customers more space.  If you’ve been in the shop on a recent Wednesday, you know how crowded it can get!  Hopefully, this will give everyone a little more breathing room and make your time in the shop even more enjoyable :) In order to prepare for these changes, there will be no Open Gaming Night on July 23 or July 30, and we will be closing at 8pm on those nights.  We very much appreciate your patience and understanding as we transition into this new schedule!

>> As always, if you have any questions or thoughts, we’re happy to hear from you! :) Please call or email Mikaela and Jason: (610) 222-9200 or info@newwavecomics.net.

To recap, here’s the Wednesday-Thursday schedule for the next several weeks:

  • Thurs. 7/17: Modern MTG, open 3pm-7pm
  • Weds. 7/23: New Comic Book Day, open 12pm-8pm (No Open Gaming Night)
  • Thurs. 7/24: Open 3pm-7pm
  • Weds. 7/30: New Comic Book Day, open 12pm-8pm (No Open Gaming Night)
  • Thurs. 7/31: Modern MTG, open 3pm-7pm
  • Weds. 8/6: New Comic Book Day, open 12pm-7pm
  • Thurs. 8/7: Open Gaming Night, open 3-9pm
  • Weds. 8/13: New Comic Book Day, Modern MTG, open 12pm-7pm
  • Thurs. 8/14: Open Gaming Night, open 3-7pm
  • Weds. 8/21: New Comic Book Day, open 12pm-7pm
  • Thurs. 8/22:Open Gaming Night, open 3-7pm
  • Weds. 8/28: New Comic Book Day, Modern MTG, open 12pm-7pm
  • Thurs. 8/29: Open Gaming Night, open 3-7pm

You can see all of our upcoming hours and events on our calendar by clicking here.