Comics Shipping this Wednesday

It’s the end of the month, so that means a lot of stuff is shipping out this week. Don’t blame me, I don’t like it either, but what’re you gonna do? Probably read Captain America: Reborn, Justice League: Cry for Justice, Ultimate Enemy, Superman: Secret Origin, Robocop, New Avengers & even Kick-Ass! Plus, we’ll be getting in Living Dead Dolls, Mario Coin Candies and this bad-ass Legend of Zelda statue!

Here’s the rest of this week’s massive swag:

ALAN MOORE NEONOMICON HORNBOOK BURROWS SGN LEATHER CVR (MR)
ALIAS ULTIMATE COLLECTION TP BOOK 02
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #619 GNTLT
ARCHIE #605
ARCHIE #605
ART OF GREG HORN HC VOL 02 COVER STORIES
ASTRO CITY THE DARK AGE BOOK FOUR #1 (OF 4)
ATOM AND HAWKMAN #46 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
AVENGERS INITIATIVE #32 SIEGE
AVENGERS WORLD TRUST PREM HC
BATMAN AND ROBIN #7
BATMAN AND ROBIN #7 VAR ED
BILLY BATSON AND THE MAGIC OF SHAZAM #12
BLACK TERROR #7
BLACKEST NIGHT #3 (OF 8) 2ND PTG
BLACKEST NIGHT JSA #2 (OF 3)
BLACKEST NIGHT JSA #2 (OF 3) VAR ED
BUCK ROGERS #8
CAPTAIN AMERICA REBORN #6 (OF 6)
CAPTAIN AMERICA REBORN #6 (OF 6) CASSADAY VAR
CARS TP VOL 02 RADIATOR SPRINGS (C: 1-0-0)
CHEW #8 (MR)
COMPLETE ALICE IN WONDERLAND #2 (OF 4)
DAREDEVIL #504
DARK REIGN HAWKEYE #5 (OF 5) DKR
DETECTIVE COMICS #861
DIAMOND DATELINE JAN 27 2010 (NET)
DIE HARD YEAR ONE #5
DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP #8 (OF 24)
DONALD DUCK AND FRIENDS #350 (C: 1-0-0)
DR HORRIBLE ONE SHOT (OSW) VAR #2
FALL OF HULKS RED HULK #1 (OF 4) FOH
FANTASTIC FOUR #575
FANTASTIC FOUR #574 EAGLESHAM TEAM VAR
FIRST BORN BROKEN TRINITY DELUXE HC (C: 0-1-2)
FRANK FRAZETTAS DARK KINGDOM #4 (OF 4) FRAZETTA CVR A
FUTURAMA COMICS #47
GFT PRESENTS NEVERLAND #0 (OF 6)
GI JOE COBRA II #1
GOLD DIGGER TECH MANUAL #10
GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #8
GREEN LANTERN #50 (BLACKEST NIGHT) (NOTE PRICE)
GREEN LANTERN #50 VAR ED (BLACKEST NIGHT) (NOTE PRICE)
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #22
HALO BLOOD LINE #2 (OF 5) (MR)
HOUSE OF MYSTERY TP VOL 03 THE SPACE BETWEEN (MR)
INCREDIBLES TP VOL 01 CITY OF INCREDIBLES (C: 1-0-0)
IRON MAN VS WHIPLASH #3 (OF 4)
IRREDEEMABLE #10
JACK OF FABLES #42 (MR)
JUSTICE LEAGUE CRY FOR JUSTICE #6 (OF 7)
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #41 CVR A
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #41 CVR B
JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #35
JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA STRANGE ADVENTURES TP
KICK ASS #8 (MR)
KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #158
LEGEND OF ISIS (BLUEWATER) #8
LIVING DEAD DOLLS TWISTED LOVE SERIES ASST (C: 1-1-3)
LOSERS VOLUME 1 AND 2 TP (MR)
LOZ LINK 7IN STATUE GORON TUNIC VER (C: 1-1-3)
MADAME XANADU #19 (MR)
MANGALICIOUS TICK #4 (OF 4)
MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #59
MARVEL PREVIEWS FEBRUARY 2010 EXTRAS (NET)
MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ #3 (OF 8)
MS MARVEL #49
NEW AVENGERS #61 SIEGE
NORTHLANDERS #24 (MR)
PILOT SEASON DEMONIC #1
PREDATOR #4 (OF 4)
PREVIEWS #257 FEBRUARY 2010 (NET)
PREVIEWS #257 FEBRUARY 2010 CUSTOMER ORDER FORM EXTRAS (NET)
PUNISHER #13
RASL #6 (MR)
RESURRECTION VOL 2 #7
ROBOCOP #1 (MR)
RUNEWARS BOARD GAME (C: 0-1-2)
SECRET WARRIORS #12
SECRET WARRIORS VOL 02 GOD OF FEAR GOD OF WAR PREM HC
SIEGE STORMING ASGARD HEROES AND VILLAINS
SIMPSONS CLASSICS #23
SKY PIRATES OF NEO TERRA #5 (OF 5)
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES TP VOL 12
SPIDER-MAN CLONE SAGA #5 (OF 6)
STAR TREK ART OF FILM HC (C: 0-1-2)
STAR TREK TNG GHOSTS #3
STAR WARS LEGACY #44 MONSTER PT 2 (OF 4) (C: 1-0-0)
SUPER MARIO BROS COIN CANDY TIN 12 CT DISP (NET) (C: 1-0-3)
SUPERGIRL #49
SUPERGOD #1 (OF 5) AUXILIARY ED (MR)
SUPERMAN #696
SUPERMAN SECRET ORIGIN #4 (OF 6)
SWORD #21 (MR)
TALES OF THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS VOL 02
TANK GIRL REMASTERED ED TP VOL 05 APOCALYPSE (MR) (C: 0-1-2)
TAROT WITCH OF THE BLACK ROSE #60 (MR)
TEEN TITANS #79
TERRY MOORES ECHO #19
THOR #606
TOM CORBETT SPACE CADET #4 (MR)
TRANSFORMERS LAST STAND O/T WRECKERS #1
TSUBASA GN VOL 25 (C: 0-1-2)
ULTIMATE COMICS ENEMY #1 (OF 4)
ULTIMATE COMICS ENEMY #1 (OF 4) PEARSON VILLAIN VAR (PP #900
UNKNOWN DEVIL MADE FLESH #4
UNKNOWN SOLDIER #16 (MR)
VICTORIAN UNDEAD #3 (OF 6)
WALKING DEAD #69 (MR)
WALL-E #2 (C: 1-0-0)
WEB #5
WILDCATS #19
WITCHBLADE #134 IVAN CVR B
WITCHBLADE #134 SEJIC CVR A
WIZARD MAGAZINE #222 LOST CVR (C: 0-1-2)
WIZARD MAGAZINE #222 MARVEL SIEGE CVR (C: 0-1-2)
WOLVERINE ORIGINS #44
WONDER WOMAN #40
WORLDS FINEST #4 (OF 4) CVR A
WORLDS FINEST #4 (OF 4) CVR B
X-BABIES #4 (OF 4)
X-FACTOR #201
X-FORCE #23 CRAIN VAR XN
X-FORCE #23 XN
X-MEN FOREVER #16
X-MEN LEGACY #232 XN
ZOMBIES THAT ATE THE WORLD #8 (OF 8) (MR) (NOTE PRICE)

Super Fly Reads: Sentences: The Life of MF Grimm

Hello, again everyone. Jared here, adding to the “Super-Fly Reads” column. This time, it’s something that alittle close to my heart. It’s Sentences: The Life of MF Grimm. (Vertigo)

For the few that don’t know, there is a huge difference between Rap and Hip Hop. If you don’t know, I won’t go into some big explanation about it. Just know that there is a wide canyon of difference between KRS-1 and Soulja Boy. Trust me…..

Sentences is the story, so far, of one such hip hopper named MF Grimm. Not your everyday household name, but very respected and accomplished in underground circles. Most notably, Grimm was the early rhyming partner and collaborator with metal face hip hop hero and abstract lyricist MF Doom. The story starts out in the early days of Grimm in Manhattan, living with his mother, getting into trouble at school and getting introduced to the genesis of hip hop, block parties and grabbing the mic. The story takes you on a journey not unlike yours or mine at one point or another: dreaming of being someone special and doing something extraordinary.

Stories of getting shot at a party trying to do the right thing to following childhood friend, King Sun, out to Iowa to do a show with MC Lyte are only some of the experiences Grimm had early on, shaping him as an adult as well as an artist. The real draw of the book is the feeling of “realness” you get from Grimm as he succeeds in the rap game, meeting and working with Dr.Dre and Death Row Records, performing with Tupac and the Dogg Pound and putting out his own records. Yet, also feeling the disappointment in coming in third in the Battle for World Supremacy freestyle battle in NY. And you then feel the warmth that he felt afterward, getting props from Chuck D from Public Enemy and others on his performance. It’s the story of an artist trying hard to make something out of nothing that is the unifying theme through out the book.

The art style by Ronald Wimberly is very exaggerated and cartoony, but fits the storytelling and the tone. Grimm (real name Percy Carey) sets the tone very well. His pacing and flashing back really adds to parts of the story that need quick clarification. His recounting of his time in prison is very moving and sometimes, hard to read at times. It’s this quality that really brings out the emotion. By the middle of the book, you really start rooting for him and want to see him succeed.

The book is a must read for hip hop fans and anyone that loves underdog stories. So much in the music industry is trapped under the guise of “keepin’ in real” and it usually is nothing close. Think 50 Cent owns 5 Ferrari Enzos? I’ve got some real estate to sell you. The realness of hip hop is in this book. And I recommend you read it.

Weekend Gaming all month!

We’ve got two great sessions of gaming going on this weekend! On Saturday, January 23rd we’ll be doing open HeroScape gaming at 1pm, and on Sunday January 24th at 3:30 we’ll be running a HeroClix Tournament.

HeroScape will be an open game available to anyone who wants to play (or learn to play). You can bring some armies & factions to play or you can try out some from our friendly HeroScape regulars. We host an open game here every month, so check our back our check out our events for our next event. For more information on HeroScape: The Battle for All Time, check out this link.

The HeroClix Tournament is part of the new organized play structure. This month’s tourney is a Magnificent 7 event. 1000 points unrestricted, and you must have exactly 7 figures on your team. Prize support will be the Son of Surter LE figure and Runaways feat card.

The following two weekend, January 30th & February 6th will be the Pre-Release and Launch party (respectively) of the new Magic set WORLDWAKE. For 19.99 at each event, you’ll construct a deck out of 3 Worldwake and 3 Zendikar boosters. At each event, every player will get a foil promo card: Comet Storm at the Pre-Release and Jorga Warcaller at the Launch Party. Both events begin at 1pm.

Super-Fly…the place where games hang out!