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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:

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Archive for June, 2010

What’re you doing this Monday?

Posted by BRiAN On June - 26 - 2010

I myself will be knee deep in a move (who knew hardcovers would way so much?!)… but if you are free, in Philly, like Pabst n drawing (at the same time!) and just so happen to be 21+ then I’ve got a suggestion for ya. Hit the jump to see what’s goin’ on…

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New Sam Kieth Batman Hardcover in Stock!

Posted by bnwadmin On June - 23 - 2010

What do you get when you take one part Sam Kieth and one part new Batman story? You get the perfect ingredients for a new Batman hardcover release – Arkham Asylum Madness, on sale now at Brave New Worlds.

Arkham Asylum Madness is a brand-new original Batman graphic novel from the creator of The MAXX and writer artist of Lobo: Highway to Hell. It is the most feared house in all of Gotham City. It contains the worst that the city has to offer. It is the place The Dark Knight’s most dangerous and psychotic foes call home. Join its denizens as they invite you to spend 24 hours in Arkham Asylum – the most unsettling house in the DC Universe.

What I Liked This Week

Posted by bnwadmin On June - 23 - 2010

You never heard of the Millennium Falcon?

Thunderbolts #145 Jeff Parker (w), Kev Walker (a)

When Last We Saw Our Heroes Baron Zemo returned at the end of issue one, knocked Luke Cage on his ass and told his former Thunderbolts that he was back in charge.

What Did You Expect To Happen? I like how this issue begins with some of the Thunderbolts deciding to bolt (pun intended) when Cage is incapacitated, makes sense that if they have a shot at true freedom they are going to take it.

Welcome Back U.S. Agent John Walker makes his triumphant return to comics in this issue, joining team Thunderbolts, but in an unexpected new role.

Just Standing Around … What did you think Man-Thing was going to do, fight? Of course the squad’s first real true test has him doing exactly that.

And About That Fight If the Juggernaut and family can’t take down a bunch of Asgardian trolls, this team is going to be in real trouble. Still, it’s fun watching them get their butts kicked ala Captain Archer in Enterprise.

Leaves Me Wanting More The fight with the trolls was interesting, and there is this moment at the end when Ghost gets cut, and he is all intangible so I’m like “how did that happen.” Wait until you see who cut him, and end scene – argh!

2 Comics I Wanna Read Tomorrow

Posted by BRiAN On June - 22 - 2010

These 2 comics are screaming at me to read them! I’m not really sure what language it is in but it sounds kinda like this… Hit the jump to see what books I will be reading first…

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Random Retro Comic Review

Posted by bnwadmin On June - 22 - 2010

Catwoman #21 (Volume 3, September 2003) Ed Brubaker (w), Cameron Stewart (a)

Brave and Bold Team-Up Not quite since this issue pairs Gotham’s own Catwoman with Keystone’s Captain Cold.

Things to Come The opening splash page teased how much fun the issue had in store for readers with Catwoman and Cold running down subway tracks in front of an explosion.

This is Not Your Usual Noir Story Brubaker’s character of Slam is mentioned s Selina is attempting to track someone down off a lead that he provided.

Tourist Attractions While Selina plans her heist with Cold (its a long story, so read it already), Holly visits the sites of Keystone, including the Flash museum.

Classic Caper Brubaker litters his narrative explaining the heist while it occurs. Tip to the hat of all the old classics.

Not So Fast Although the story takes place in Keystone, there are no appearances by you know who, although Jay’s helmet is a pivotal maguffin to the story.

Last Panel Reveal While the story has to do with a Gotham and Keystone City resident, someone from Metropolis makes a guest appearance at the end – Lex Luthor, and now I have to find issue #22.

Notable Issue Upon its release, Wizard Magazine tagged this as their “Book of the Month.”

Willow Grove Discussing DC’s New Frontier

Posted by bnwadmin On June - 21 - 2010

Join Brave New Worlds Willow Grove Book Discussion this Saturday, June 26 @ 7 p.m. as we discuss the awesomeness that is Darwyn Cooke’s Eisner, Harvey and Shuster Award-Winner New Frontier.

What Was Said About New Frontier

“Mr. Cooke’s drawings are striking, and his plot makes good use of DC’s diverse characters.” The New York Times

“Using a classic style, Cooke creates a classic of his own.” The Onion

Awards

Eisner Award Best Limited Series, Best Coloring, Best Publication Design

Harvey Award Best Artist, Best Colorist, Best Continuing or Limited Series

Shuster Award Outstanding Canadian Comic Book Cartoonist (Writer/Artist)

Absolute Edition

Eisner Award Best Graphic Album (Reprint)

Harvey Award Best Graphic Album of Previously Published Work

What It’s About It’s the Cold War and paranoia has outlawed Golden Age costumed heroes. But from the ashes emerges new stalwarts fighting for truth and justice as the seeds are planted for a new breed of hero and the legendary Justice League of America.

Watch the Movie DC Animated made a direct-to-dvd version adaptation titled Justice League: New Frontier released in 2008. Bruce Timm and Darwyn Cooke both served as producers. Terrific companion for the book.

Spoon!

Posted by bnwadmin On June - 21 - 2010

And So It Begins Power Girl’s new creative team of Judd Winick and Sam Basri make their debut this week with issue #13. Check out some preview pages here.

Double Dipping Mark Bagley will be burning the midnight oil the next few months as he will draw both ends of the upcoming five-issue JLA/JSA crossover.

More Jae Lee Covers! Granted, they are attached to yet another new Deapool title (Deadpool Pulp miniseries in September), but its Jae Lee!

Greatest Generation Returns Alive at the same time for the first time in the modern Marvel Universe, Alex Ross will pen a new Invaders miniseries beginning in September that takes place with the Invaders today.

Ball to the Walls You guessed it, Kick Ass is back as Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. bring back everyone’s favorite punching bag in Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall this September in a new six-issue mini-series.

Stray Thoughts Not since Ray Stanz thought of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man in Ghostbusters has an errant thought or sentence caused so many issues, but that is exactly what the Scarlet Witch did in House of M. Now, she’s back. Check out the Marvel Preview here.

Spotlight …

Posted by bnwadmin On June - 20 - 2010

Pop Quiz Hotshot, spaceship falls from the sky and a little kid emerges, what do you do?  What do you do? Well, buy that issue obviously. Jump for all the details on this week’s releases.

Avengers #2

Brian Michael Bendis (w), John Romita Jr. (p)

Time travel stories are always fun, add Kang and a brand-new Avengers squad and a good time is ensured for all.

Batman Return of Bruce Wayne #3

Grant Morrison (w), Yanick Paquette (a)

It’s time for a visit to the high seas as Bruce Wayne wears an eye patch (only kidding, I think) as this mini-series hits the halfway point.

Green Arrow #1

J.T. Krul (w), Diogenes Neves (a)

New era begins in the life of the Emerald Archer as Star City becomes his Sherwood Forest, literally, after the events of Brightest Day #1.

Hulk #23

Jeph Loeb (w), Various (a)

This is it, the origin of the Red Hulk!

Superman #700

Michael Straczynski, James Robinson, Dan Jurgens (w); Eddy Barrows, Bernard Chang, Dan Jurgens, J.P. Wayer (a)

Milestone time for the Man of Steel with three new stories including a preview of Straczynski’s upcoming run.

X-Men Legacy #237

Mike Carey (w), Adi Granov, Greg Land, Jay Leisten (a)

Chapter 12. All things considered, I’d rather be in Philadelphia. X-Force continues its vacation in the future while things in the present ain’t looking to good.

Batman Arkham Asylum Madness HC

Sam Keith (w&a)

A day in the life of Gotham’s crazy town, better known as Arkham Asylum in a new original graphic novel story.

Cover Run The DC Comics Art of Adam Hughes HC

Adam Hughes (w&a)

Collecting the best overs from Eisner Award winner Hughes, including Catwoman, Wonder Woman and commentary with preliminary materials and more.

Daredevil by Bendis & Maleev TP Ultimate Collection Book 1

Brian Michael Bendis, David Mack (w); Alex Maleev(a)

Bendis’ run set the new standard for all future Daredevil tales. Collecting Daredevil #16-19 and #26-40.

Fables Portfolio Set

James Jean (a)

Twelve 8×10 prints of some of Jean’s best Fables’ covers. Enjoy! This is sure to sell out fast.

Jack of Fables TP Volume 7 New Adventures of Jack & Jack

Bill Willingham, Matthew Sturges, Chris Roberson (w); Various (a)

Collecting Jack of Fables #36-40. Two Jacks for the price of one. Jack of Fables and Jack Frost. Need we say more?


New This Week: 6.23.10

Posted by BRiAN On June - 20 - 2010

On this date in 1683William Penn signs friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape Indians in Pennsylvania. Way to go Billy Penn! Hit the jump to see what books are out this week

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A Character To Learn More About

Posted by BRiAN On June - 19 - 2010

This weeks character has been playing a pretty major role in the latest X-Event, Second Coming, and also has the same name as the man directing the soon to be hit film Predators! Hit the jump to see who I mean…

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