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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

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Archive for March, 2010

2 Comics I Wanna Read Tomorrow

Posted by BRiAN On March - 23 - 2010

This week I want to read Nemesis by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven (i think everyone else wants to as well) so I’ll just leave that be that…though there are 2 other books that I really wanna read tomorrow…click to check out which ones! Read the rest of this entry »

EVEN MORE DEALS!?! New $10 & $12 Books!

Posted by BRiAN On March - 23 - 2010

THIS JUST IN! Both Brave New Worlds have just added all sorts of goodness to our already busting-at-the-seams $10 Soft cover and $12 Hardcover tables! These books are total must owns and at these prices you can’t say no! Read the rest of this entry »

TONIGHT! (in Old City)

Posted by BRiAN On March - 22 - 2010

Come out to Old City Brave New Worlds tonight to discuss the Mark Millar/John Romita Jr. book Kick-Ass and get some movie swag! Starts at 7pm sharp (probably not sharp but sharpish)…See ya there!

Nemesis #1/ Northlanders V3 TP

Posted by bnwadmin On March - 21 - 2010

Nemesis teams Millar up with Steve McNiven and is about the baddest costumed wearer in the world.  Only problem is, he’s not on our side and is currently targeting the life of the police chief in Washington, D.C. after taking out all of Asia’s finest.  What does it all mean?  Well, you are going to have to read to find out.

And if you have been living under a rock and have not read Millar’s Kick Ass, what exactly are you waiting for?  Brave New Worlds has the hardcover collection in stock in anticipation for the mid-April release of the feature film by the same name.

Meanwhile in the land of Vertigo, the Northlanders Volume 3 TP Blood in the Snow collects six issues of Wood’s Viking saga.  This edition follows the role of Viking women (you know its going to be bad ass) and also reflect on the Norse art of single combat.

NEW THIS WEEK: 3.24.10

Posted by BRiAN On March - 21 - 2010

A Character To Learn More About

Posted by BRiAN On March - 20 - 2010

It’s a sunny day in Philadelphia. It’s so nice out I almost forgot to post the character for this week. I tried to find a character that’s pretty, well, lame and see if you’ll read about him anyway. I had his Marvel Masterpiece card (painted by the great Hildebrandt Brothers) and had not seen the image in years…until I googled him (with

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What I Liked This Week

Posted by bnwadmin On March - 20 - 2010

The second part of Joe Kelly-Max Fiumara’s Rhino story finished in this week’s Amazing Spider-Man (issue 625) and it was heartbreaking.  I know there are people that don’t like Kelly, and some who don’t like Fiumara’s art style, but what can I say, the two of them together on this story were awesome.

Of all the Gauntlet tales going through the web books, this is by far my favorite.  I think one of my favorite parts of the narrative was the issue was seen through the eyes of Norah, the will-she or won’t-she be the new lady love in Pete’s life.  I mean God forbid he actually dates someone again like a normal person.  But that might lead to marriage and we could not make two deals with the devil, could we?

There is also a nice Mary Jane moment in the opening pages that you should not miss.

Where Spidey was all about heart, Siege #3 was all about the spectacle.  And trust me, it does not disappoint.  The end of the Dark Reign occurs in this issue, and there is still on more story to tell, and that one promises to be truly remarkable (I hope, but in Bendis I trust).

Meanwhile, a new title caught my eye brought to us by the folks at Vertigo, who have been dropping some great new titles lately (Daytripper anyone?).  American Vampire #1 premiered this week taking another unique look at the creature of the night phenomenon.  And who better to write some of this tale than the master of the night, Stephen King.

King’s story was not even the best.  That honor goes to the book’s main storyteller Scott Snyder who teamed with Rafael Albuquerque for a fresh new spin.  Snyder’s story was titled “Big Break,” and for Hattie and Pearl, the old saying goes, be careful what you wish for.

Last but not least this week for me was X-Men Legacy #234.   This has been a take-it or leave-it title for me for awhile.  I know a lot of people love everything Mike Carey writes, and I am not a hater, its just, not doing it for me.  That said, this week’s issue read like a day in the life of Rogue, but for some reason it resonated with me.  Due to a convenient plot twist Rogue has to take on some of the Cuckoo’s powers and the results are quite revealing for Rogue and everyone around her.  It’s a nice issue that further develops what the character is experiencing as her role with the X-Men changes and she grapples with the new developments with her mutant abilities.


Friday Internet Stuff

Posted by BRiAN On March - 19 - 2010

It’s yet another Friday (but at least this one is not being destroyed by rain like the last one) and I have compiled some stuff you should take a look at from all over this big bad internet. Hit the jump to see what’s up

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Anime Con This Weekend @ WG

Posted by bnwadmin On March - 19 - 2010

Brave New Worlds Willow Grove will serve as the host for the 2010 White Day Anime  Minicon sponsored by the Delaware Anime Society (with a special assist by its Pennsylvania Chapter).

So stop by on Saturday, March 20 from 7-11 p.m. to get your anime on.  There will be a $10 admission fee at the door.

Activities will include screenings of Shoujo, Ranma 1/2 and Kare Kano; video game tournaments in games like Mariokart and Wario Ware Smooth Moves; a trivia contest and a cosplay contest.

There will also be food and a raffle with awesome prizes like DVDs, magazines, toys and more!

For more information on DAS, which hold their monthly meetings at Brave New Worlds Willow Grove the last Saturday of every month, click the jump Delaware Anime Society – D.A.S. Kanameiji

Random Retro Comics Review

Posted by bnwadmin On March - 18 - 2010

This week’s selection was mined by one of our regular customers, Martin, who blindly pulled out Sandman #50 by Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell for me to review this week.

For the second-straight week I was able to relive a book that I had already read (back in the day of course when it was originally released).  Sandman #50 always stood out as a classic for me, titled “Ramadan,” I actually bought the Sandman statue based on Russell’s Sandman from this issue, and yes, still own said statue which resides on my book shelf.

The issue reads more like an illustrated novel than a comic, its that good.  Gaiman’s masterful story strokes are matched perfectly with Russell’s art, for that perfect storm that so rarely occurs in comics when both writer and artist are at the top of the game.

Originally published in April 1993, this gem is available for $15 (a true bargain) at Brave New Worlds.  Grab it now, before I do.