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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

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

Archive for July, 2010

Old City To CLOSE Early 7/31/10

Posted by BRiAN On July - 30 - 2010

On Saturday July 31st Brave New Worlds Old City location will be closing at 6pm because the daughter of our FEARLESS LEADER is getting hitched in the wedding of the century!

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So I Saw Scott Pilgrim Last Night

Posted by BRiAN On July - 30 - 2010

Last night some loyal (Scott) pilgrims waited in the (not as bad as it could have been/or has been recently) late July evening heat to see an advance screening of one of Nerd/Geekdoms most anticipated movies this summer…Scott Pilgrim vs The World. Also I have links…

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Spoon!

Posted by bnwadmin On July - 29 - 2010

Well Tim Gunn Likes It! During his Comic Con panel, J. Michael Straczynski admitted that Wonder Woman’s new outfit has not been met with a lot of enthusiasm. But at least Project Runway’s Tim Gunn likes it.

Reason for the Walk Straczynski said that he and DC’s Dan Didio spoke about how Superman has become a little irrelevant of late, especially after the return of all those Kryptonians the past two years. The walk is a chance for him to get to know people again, and he will face some big threats along the way, and not just exact change for the bus.

Spidey Going Big Time Brand New Day will officially come to a close in November with issue #647. Number 648 will see Amazing Spider-Man shift to a bi-weekly schedule with  one creative team – Dan Slott, Humberto Ramos, Stefano Caselli and Marcos Martin.

He’s Back Zeb Wells and Clayton Crain are bringing Carnage back, with a new mini-series this October.

Finally! Although it might be too late with Smallville coming to a close with the upcoming 10th season, the Powers That Be at DC finally decided to bring her into the comic continuity with Action Comics #893 as part of a Jimmy Olsen co-feature (so worth that extra buck now!).

Hard Time Now that Norman Osborn is behind bars, it does not mean his story has ended. This October, Kelly Sue DeConnick and Emma Rios will be bringing a five-issue mini-series dealing with his current predicament on the Raft.

2 Comics I Wanna Read Tomorrow

Posted by BRiAN On July - 27 - 2010

Hey look what I decided to to again…go thru my stack of comics and let you know what I am looking forward to reading…Hit the jump to see what I went with this week…

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Random Retro Comic Review

Posted by bnwadmin On July - 27 - 2010

Fantastic Four #258 (Volume 1; September 1983) John Byrne (w,a)

Interlude Appropriately titled, this issue was told from the point-of-view of Doom as he prepared his latest plans to defeat the Fantastic Four. How predictable.

Rise of the Silver Surfer Fans of the two Fox films should take notice the reference to one of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s epic tale in which Doom stole the Surfer’s board and his power, only to be thwarted by – you guessed it, the FF.

Father of the Year Byrne gives readers an up close and personal look at Doom’s ward of the state, Kristoff, who receives several valuable lessons into the mind of Latveria’s benevolent leader.

Cameo Word Up. But seriously, Captain America and Iron Man make a brief appearance as the action moves to NYC for just a moment as the Doombots spring Terrax.

Revenge In his quest for reacquiring the power cosmic, Doom enlists the services of Dr. Hauptmann. Hauptmann however has a little grudge against Doom for killing his brother. Some people need to just learn to let things go, Doom obviously has.

Turn the Page The cover image is of Doom’s hand tearing at the yellow cover with the FF masthead on it. The tears reveal the splash page while in his glove you can see Doom’s face. Awesome cover.

Quote of the Issue It may sound like a broken record when it comes to Doom, but “No one Rivals Doom! NO ONE! Doom is supreme! There is no power on Earth, no intellect in all creation to equal mine.”

How Bad Ass Is Doom? So bad ass that he makes his own robots blow up for thinking for themselves. Whoops.

Editor’s Notes Oh how I miss these. When Cap and Iron Man are talking to one another they reference Ben Grimm’s condition. However, if you only read FF you might not realize something had happened in Marvel Two-in-One. Thanks to the editor’s note, the reader now knows, and can go find that issue to get filled in. What a concept that both Marvel and DC should seriously reconsider including in its books again.

How Can I Find This Issue? Great question. Obviously you can purchase the single issue, or grab it in its collected form – Fantastic Four Visionaries John Byrne Volume 4 TP. Both Brave New Worlds locations have these in stock, including the entire classic Byrne FF run as well.

Warhammer Fantasy

Posted by bnwadmin On July - 26 - 2010

Beginning Saturday, July 31, Brave New Worlds will be adding Warhammer Fantasy to our stable of weekly events. Hit the jump for all the details.

Now Brave New Worlds Willow Grove will be hosting BOTH Warhammer 40K and Warhammer Fantasy every Monday (from 6-9 p.m.) and Saturday (from Noon to 7 p.m.).

It’s open play with kill teams and point-based initiatives every time out. Just contact Dave for information or to sign up.

Spotlight

Posted by bnwadmin On July - 25 - 2010

When you miss each week’s spotlight, you miss a lot – like Johnny Storm becoming a father, Mary Jane and Peter Parker married or divorced, Superman backpacking across America and Barry Allen coming back from the dead (he heard about these cool iPad things). So don’t miss out, hit the jump for the spotlight of titles releases Wednesday, July 28.

Batman Return of Bruce Wayne #4 (of 6)

Grant Morrison (w), Cameron Stewart (a)

Another issue, another era for Bruce Wayne to fall through as the world’s greatest detective continues to live his greatest mystery. This time it’s in the Wild, Wild West!

Green Arrow #2

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

Ollie has taken up residence in the new forrest that used to be Star City. Yeah, this can’t be good.

Justice League of America #47

James Robinson (w), Mark Bagley, Rob Hunter, Norm Rapmund (a)

Part three of the JSA crossover. Jade is back and Alan Scott is out of control. Just what is the deal with all the green lantern drama. Just put them down and be done with it I say.

Secret Avengers #3

Ed Brubaker (w), Mike Deodato (a)

On a faraway planet, it is literally hitting the fan as a Shadow Empire emerges. Shadow groups never equal hugs and bunnies do they?

Thor #612

Kieron Gillen (w), Doug Braithwaite, Pasqual Ferry (a)

And they thought the Siege was difficult, Thor and his mates do battle in Hades. Someone bring the sunscreen.

Ultimate Comics Mystery #1 (of 4)

Brian Michael Bendis (w), Rafa Sandoval (a)

Part two of the Ultimate Enemy saga continues here.

Uncanny X-Men #526

Matt Fraction, Allan Heinberg (w), Olivier Copiel, Whilce Portacio (a)

The Five Lights is here as the aftermath of Second Coming continues. Hope, Frost, Namor and Sebastian Shaw are all playas, er players.

Wonder Woman #601

Michael Straczynski (w), Don Kramer, Michael Babinski (a)

All-new era starts now as Diana attempts to figure out who destroyed Paradise Island.

Batman Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader TP

Neil Gaiman (w), Andy Kubert, Scott Williams, Various (a)

Collects New York Times bestselling author Gaiman’s Bruce Wayne Batman’s swan song. Includes Batman #686, Detective Comics #853 plus Secret Origins #36, Secret Origins Special #1 and Batman Black and White #2.

Siege Battlefield Premiere HC

Collects Siege One-Shots Spider-Man, Young Avengers, Loki, Captain America and Secret Warriors.

Walking Dead TP Volume 12 Life Among Them

Collects Walking Dead #67-72.

New This Week: 7.28.10

Posted by BRiAN On July - 25 - 2010

As July rolls to a close let’s check out what’s gonna be out this week! (the last week of the month is always a big one!)

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Friday Innernetting. I did one anyway

Posted by BRiAN On July - 23 - 2010

I will not even try to contend with the All Mighty and Powerful Comic Con this Friday and attempt to give out any news in relation to comics…cause let’s be honest I’d fail horribly. There’s so much info coming out of San Diego right now I have no idea how any human could keep up…

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Autumn Society! Japanese Attack!

Posted by BRiAN On July - 22 - 2010

ブレイヴ・ニュー・ワールドズとザ・オータム・ソサイアティーは日本を驚かす悪と戦うために力を合わせました。アクション満載の時! アニメ! 文化祭! ファンタスティッククイズ番組! セクシー女性! 必見です! -ロジャーエバート。