Week of May 21st Volume 1 #597
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STAR WARS: DESTINY THIS WEEKEND!
Star Wars Destiny
We will have a time limit of 35 mins as is standard per tourney suggestion.
Don't like what team you put together, just swap out some cards in between matches and fine tune your deck!
Ranking for prizes will be based on clicks of damage dealt.
Buy-in is $10 and a Prizes awarded from a current OP kit.
No resource, relics or battlefield conditions. No colossal retaliation. ATAs are good.
After the first 3 players signed in as going, all others will play head to head or battle royals and participation prizes giving out!
Avengers/ Defenders war release day OP!
Bring one clix figure up to 150pts. and buy one booster ( your choice) and build a 300pt. team to compete in a 3 round swiss style event for the LE Man Without Fear clix!
1st and fellowship gets the prize!
Buy-in= One 5 fig booster pack or 5 Gravity feed packs.
FEELING FIDGETY AND NOT SURE WHAT TO DO?
Who can say how these Fidget Spinner things got their start or why people love them so much, but they do. We've got the largest selection of fidget spinners in the seacoast with more arriving daily. They sell fast so if you see one you like you better grab it because it will be gone next time you come in. Looking for a special one we don't have? Stop back tomorrow because the selection changes fast.
Free RPG Day is coming up!
Its that time of year again, Free RPG Day is just around the corner and this year it is bigger than ever!
On Saturday, June 17th don't miss your chance to try some of the coolest new tabletop roleplaying games on the market today!
The Schedule so far:
- Numenera: The Spire of Hunting Sound
- Conann:The Pit of Kutallu
- Time Watch: Font of Knowledge
- Pathfinder: Aethera Campaign Setting
- D&D Epic: Hectacomb ***Please note, this is an Adventurer's League module and you MUST have an a.l. legal character of levels 11-20!!
- Pathfinder: Aethera Campaign Setting
Magic the Gathering Hour of Devastation Prerelease
A $20 PRE-RELEASE & $90 BOOSTER BOXES
- Midnight 7/07 (actually 12:01 am 7/08) (sign up starts at 11:00 pm 7/07)
- Noon 7/08 (sign up starts at 11:00 am 7/08)
- 6:00 pm 7/08 (sign up starts at 5:00 pm 7/08)
- Noon 7/09 - TWO HEADED GIANT so bring a partner (sign up starts at 11:00 am 7/09)
- 5:00 pm 7/09 (sign up starts at 4:00 pm 7/09)
MTG: HOUR OF DEVASTATION BOOSTER BOX SALE
Pokemon League Cup comin' up!
Pokemon League Cup
Join us for a Standard Legal Pokemon TCG League Cup!! Win special promo cards, store credit, exclusive playmats, and championship points toward the Pokemon World Championships!! Deck list is required, you can print your own at http://pokegym.net/decklist/
See you there!!
Pokemon TCG Burning Shadows Prerelease
Join us and play the newest expansion of the Pokemon TCG before it hits the shelves!! Each player gets a special prerelease deck box, prerelease promo, and 7 packs altogether of the newest expansion. Players that do not stay for the event get 4 packs instead of 7. This is a great event for beginners or players who are nervous about competitive play-- there are no losers in this tournament! Everyone gets the same thing.
You don't have to bring anything to play with us but we do suggest having 40 sleeves or buying some with us to protect your shiny new cards.
Japanese Trading Card Games invade Sunday Afternoons at Jetpack Comics!
Do you love Japanese Trading Card Games? So do we! We couldn't be more exited to bring you the latest HOT series of events at Jetpack, JTCG Sundays!
- Sunday JTCG Events Starting 5/21!
- Cardfight Vanguard? You know it. 12:30pm $5 entry
- Pokemon? Well duh. 1pm $5 entry
- Yu-Gi-Oh!? Yup. 2:30pm, $5 entry.
- Force of Will? Absolutely. 4pm FREE
- MORE? Much more on the way!
We aim to bring you a FULL day of your favorite games from the East, and provide a tight-knit community experience for fans of everything Anime and JTCG'S. We'll be bringing you HUGE events (like our semi-annual, 50+ player Cardfight tournament series!), tons of bonus prizes, and demo's of upcoming games from across the Pacific! Stop by and win a full days worth of prizes for every game, or pick and choose your favorites to compete in. It's up to you!
Starfinder is coming and now is your opportunity to secure your copy of the core books on release day!
Set thousands of years in Pathfinder's future, Starfinder is a stand-alone roleplaying game evolved from the Pathfinder rules and designed to bring you a whole new universe of science fantasy adventures. Play alien races both new and familiar as you explore the mysteries of a weird galaxy. Will you be an android assassin fulfilling corporate contracts, or a plucky ratfolk mechanic? A spellhacking lashunta technomancer, or a rakish human pilot? Uncountable worlds are waiting for you and your intrepid crew!
Don't miss out on your first chance to play the game on Free RPG Day this year! Schedule will be posted soon!
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Jon's Righteous Comic Reviews (or you name this column chum)
The Flash #22 (DC Comics)
It’s all come to this. With the hype of the entire DC universe and comic fans behind it, “The Button” has reached its conclusion. But now that we know the next installment in the Rebirth mystery is coming in November, has the wind been taken out of The Flash #22 sails?
Not really. In fact, it’s probably helped Joshua Williamson and Howard Porter’s finale. Without spoiling anything, you don’t get any major jaw dropping revelations in this issue. Sure, you’ll get glimpses and more hints about a certain blue skinned character from a famous comic work messing around with the DC universe, but Batman and The Flash don’t see him. In fact by the end of the issue Batman and Flash are left with more questions and answers.
Now usually I’d be pretty annoyed by this, but knowing that the main mystery behind DC’s Rebirth will play out over two years really helps keep expectations in check. Not only that, but what this concluding installment lacks in revelations it more than makes up for with character work. Joshua Williamson is able to play with the mystery more than in the second installment of the story, and he even peppers in some heartfelt tragedy into Batman’s role in the story at the issue’s end. Even though the title of the issue is The Flash, there’s plenty of great character beats for Barry Allen and Bruce Wayne.
Howard Porter’s art is a huge improvement over Flash #21. It’s such an improvement in fact that I wouldn’t be surprised if you told me someone else did in the art in this issue. Porter is tasked with drawing some pretty wild stuff in this issue, but he’s able to handle it really well and keep all of these crazy ideas looking pretty consistent too. The action set pieces and quieter character moments are both given equal support with art, and it helps elevate not only Williamson’s script, but the entire “Button” storyline as well.
Those going into The Flash #22 hoping for all of the answers behind DC Universe Rebirth are definitely going to be disappointed. But as the “next chapter” in the Rebirth story it’s a really great, character focused installment of the ongoing saga. By focusing on the human side of Batman and The Flash, Williamson, Porter, Tom King, and Jason Fabok look at how deep these crazy adventures can affect our characters, something that isn’t done enough these days in modern superhero comics.
Curse Words #5 (Image Comics)
Charles Soule and Ryan Browne’s Curse Words is, simply put, bananas. The adventures of Wizord and Margaret the Koala have proven to be one of the most unique Image titles on the stands, with Soule and Browne clearly having a blast playing in the world they’ve created. With Curse Words #5, they close up the first story arc of their series, which finds Wizord in battle with the witch Ruby Stitch, who also just so happens to be his ex.
Since Wizord lost his connection to magic for disobeying his master, he’s been in search of different areas around the globe that can restore his magical abilities. After preventing a massive tsunami last issue, Wizord is in desperate need of a recharge, but he’s then attacked by Ruby Stitch. Wizord desperately tries to hold his own against Ruby, but it’s not until he visits a casino and is recharged by people’s belief in “luck” that he’s able to fully power up and take on Ruby, which leads to a conclusion that may turn Ruby to Wizord’s side and against their former master.
Charles Soule’s script for Curse Words #5 moves at a much brisker pace than the previous issues, largely due to the fact that this issue features a ton of action. While Soule could’ve dragged out the under powered Wizord for another issue, he quickly finds a way to recharge our “hero” and then get him right back into the fight. He also peppers in some pretty major reveals about Wizord and Ruby’s past history that I won’t spoil here, but know that it’s very much unexpected. If you are the type to flip through your comics before you purchase them, I recommend you hold off doing that with this issue.
If Soule’s script moves quickly, Ryan Browne’s art only adds to the frenetic pace of the issue. Browne’s art has been great on this series, but with this issue he outdoes himself. From his dynamic layouts to the framing of the fight between Wizord and Ruby Stitch, there’s not a bad page in the issue.
If you haven’t given Curse Words a try yet, I highly recommend that you do. Now that the fifth issue has come out, the trade paperback will be hitting shelves pretty soon. Charles Soule and Ryan Browne’s story of a wizard sent to Earth to destroy it, only to fall in love with it is surprisingly funny and human, and it’s one of the best Image titles on the stands.
THE WAUGH BAG REPORT
Volume 6, Issue 19!
“Two Minutes To Doomsday”
Ever since the final pages of DC Universe Rebirth, comic fans have waited with bated breath for more information on the shocking revelation that Dr. Manhattan was (probably) behind the DC’s “New 52” reboot. We’ve been getting a few more details in “The Button” storyline that’s been playing out in current issues of Batman and The Flash, but now we’ve got a real-deal next installment in the ongoing “DC Rebirth Saga”: Doomsday Clock.
With megastar creators Geoff Johns and Gary Frank handling the miniseries, this book would be anticipated even if this storyline wasn’t the next installment of the Rebirth story. But the fact that Johns states that it will feature Superman and Dr. Manhattan puts this into the stratosphere of hype. Until now, DC has only alluded to the idea of characters from Watchmen interacting with their heroes. But now, Johns has all but confirmed that it’s going to happen.
Naturally this opens up a whole big Alan Moore sized can of worms. As always, the use of the Watchmen characters is going to bring everyone and their mothers who have an opinion on resurrecting Moore’s greatest creation to make a quick buck. Some hate the idea of anyone but Moore using these characters (even though they’re not entirely original), others couldn’t care less. I myself fall into the camp of “if it’s a good story, then by all means do it”. And if I’m being completely honest, I haven’t liked anything Moore has done in the last five years, and his attitude towards modern comics, where he’s stated that it all is “terrible” without actually READING any modern comics doesn’t make me want to champion him either. I of course appreciate what Alan Moore has done for the comics medium, but the fact that he can’t be bothered to even look at series like Y: The Last Man, Preacher, Saga, or Southern Bastards infuriates me to no end. And at the end of the day, Alan Moore’s not going to care about DC doing this, so why should we?
DC’s made major strides with Rebirth, winning back lapsed fans and introducing their characters to a whole new generation. While you can say that they should probably leave the Watchmen universe alone, at the same time, you could do a LOT worse than have Geoff Johns and Gary Frank tackle it. Hell, we had Before Watchmen five years ago, and guess what? That didn’t affect people’s view of the original Watchmen at all (and it’s also worth noting that those miniseries didn’t end up doing all that well). Besides, Johns has already stated this is NOT a sequel to Watchmen. It’s a standalone story that plays a part in the larger Rebirth story as a whole. Everything seems to be in place for another home run for DC. Provided that they don’t immediately start having Dr. Manhattan high fiving B’Wanna Beast, I think we’ll be okay.