Brave New Worlds

The Best Comic Shops in the Philadelphia Area!

Brave New Worlds started on a dare in Willow Grove Pennsylvania April\'s Fool\'s Day 1989. It was originally named the \"Comic Book Store\" until the shop moved to Jenkintown. Brave New Worlds has been serving the greater Philadelphia area\'s comic book and toy needs for over 20 Years. You can visit Brave New Worlds in one of 2 locations:

Willow Grove - 433 West Moreland Road Willow Grove, Pa. (215.657.8838) Hours - Sunday 11-6, Monday-Friday 11-9, Saturday 11-7

Philadelphia - 55 N. 2nd Street Philadelphia, Pa. (215.925.6525) Hours - Sunday 11-6, Monday-Saturday 11-8

Archive for March, 2010

New Comics Day and BNW’s on a Wall!

Posted by BRiAN On March - 31 - 2010

The guys over at Geekadelphia who are on Team Philly for the Ford Fiesta Movement (you may have seen us mention them on here before) decided that Brave New Worlds was “…the favorite comic book shop” for them in the city and then saw fit to put us on a wall (with some real very good company!) The mural is located at 1108 South Street so go check it out!  Here’s a video describing it in all of its awesomeness! Thanks for sticking us up there guys!

Look! We are in the circle!

2 Comics I Wanna Read Tomorrow

Posted by BRiAN On March - 30 - 2010

Superheroes. These 2 books are all about superheroes. So if you don’t enjoy a good yarn heavily focused on years of spandex based continuity (and for some reason i never really pictured them in spandex more of sweatpants or something i dunno) then you may also have these 2 books on your to read stack…

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X-Men Second Coming Checklist

Posted by BRiAN On March - 29 - 2010

In a few days Marvel will be releasing the X-Men: Second Coming #1 and to be sure you get all of the issues in this series that is promising Death and Leadership(?) [as well as some sort of Second Coming] we’re putting the oh so handy Checklist, that we have been giving out actual copies at the shops, here in a nice digital form, that you can save on your computer forever. You’re welcome.

D&D Encounters starts Wed March 17th

Posted by Eric On March - 28 - 2010

Wizards of the Coast has unveiled a new program called Dungeons & Dragons: Encounters will allow RPG fans to organize and unite on a weekly basis.  Starting Wednesday, March 17th and running until June 2nd, Encounters will encourage in-store gaming in the same manner that Friday Night Magic provides a weekly gathering for Magic players.  The first adventure is called “Undermountain”, and games will begin in our Willow Grove store at 6 PM.  For more detailed information, visit the official site :

X-Men Second Coming/Romulus TP

Posted by bnwadmin On March - 28 - 2010

First this week, wonder twins Craig Kyle and Chris Yost, bring you a story that has been years in the making.  No we ain’t talking no Siege, we are talking X-Men: Second Coming.  The seeds that were laid in House of M and came to a head in Messiah Complex promises to finish now as Hope comes back to real time, and nothing will ever be the same again (if we had a nickel for every time a book promised this).

This storyline, which begins in X-Men: Second Coming and continues in the coming months in all X-books, promises that many will be wounded and several will die.  Not one.  Not two.  Not a Teen Titan (because they are like killing a ninja now, no one cares).  But several will die.  Several what?  Now you are just going to have read to figure that out.

Plus, there is this whole savior thing going on like Neo or Anakin Skywalker.  The question is, which one will Hope be?

Meanwhile over in the world of everyone’s favorite amnesiac, now I remember Canadian Logan, someone who has been hiding and controlling events in Wolverine’s life for over 100 years finally appears and the result is Wolverine Origins: Romulus Tradepaperback by Daniel Way and Scott Eaton.  Reprinting Wolverine Origins #37-40.

New This Week: 3.31.2010

Posted by BRiAN On March - 28 - 2010

This week brings to a close DC’s Blackest Night series with the release of Blackest Night #8 while Marvel kicks off the Second Coming for the X-Men with X-Men: Second Coming #1…hit the jump to see what else is out this week!

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A Character To Learn More About

Posted by BRiAN On March - 27 - 2010

Today marks a first in “A Character” history. I have taken my first submission/recommendation for a character, and not had to have done all the tedious/backbreaking/high stress sleuthing into the nether reaches of Marvel and DC’s vast treasure trove of colorful, bizarre and sometimes crappy characters.

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What I Liked This Week

Posted by bnwadmin On March - 26 - 2010

Uncanny X-Men #522

It is fitting that the week’s lone selection for What I Liked would be the return of Kitty Pryde to the Marvel Universe. She deserves as much. Matt Fraction’s latest mutated effort does a nice job of bringing back a character who last we saw was stuck to a “magic” bullet crossing the cosmos.

In fact, Fraction manages to ask more questions in this issue than answer them – the answer being just how she returns. The new questions are what is to become of Kitty now that she has returned in the state she appeared (refer to X-Men Mutant Massacre filed under done this before, my only true disappointment with the issue) and why did Magneto do this?

I have always contended that Kitty is the heart of the X-Men and this was on display in this issue as Scott Summers and slowly the rest of the group realized she was coming back to them.

I also liked the part where even though Scott tried to hide the fact from the entire planet, Reed Richards still knew what was up. It’s always nice when the writers reference the larger Marvel Universe the characters exist in. Back in the day, yes I am talking about the 1970s and 1980s, the writers seemed to be more in tuned with his notion. Today, the writers want the characters to live in these little bubbles. But I digress …

Whilce Portacio contributed the pictures and was a definite break from what is becoming the blandness of both Terry Dodson and Greg Land. Is it me, or does everyone look the same?

Enjoy …

Friday Internets Now w/ Scott Pilgrim

Posted by BRiAN On March - 26 - 2010

It feels like people are enjoying, well maybe just a few of you are, this little list of things that I either find (typing stuff into Google is one of my favorite things to do..that and watch internet videos of people falling) or get sent to me or read on other peoples blogs. So here’s a new list… Read the rest of this entry »

Random Retro Comic Review

Posted by bnwadmin On March - 25 - 2010

Rucka’s run on Elektra was satisfying and perhaps no issue of his time on the book exemplified that more than issue 22, or Part 5 of “Everything Old Is New Again.”  Trying out the peace thing, Elektra finds herself torn between her old ways and new (of course)  and must make a choice in the ultimate showdown, for her, and some others as well.

I like Carlos Pagulayan’s pencils on the issue and am even inspired to go back and read the run after this issue.

The issue’s big bad is the Three – a trinity of the Hand, Shadow, Thought and Pain.  There final showdown with Elektra Natchios does not disappoint.