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 July, 2010


Posted by bnwadmin On July - 22 - 2010

Click here for BPRD artist Guy Davis interview with

Did you know his favorite Dark Horse Comic is Usagi Yojimbo? Well hit the link to find out more. will be interviewing other artists and writers not attending Comic Con all week on their website. Be sure to check it out. And make sure to stop by Brave New Worlds Not At Comic Con party this Saturday for free stuff from Dark Horse, Red Bull and us!

What I Liked This Week

Posted by bnwadmin On July - 21 - 2010

Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour Bryan O’Malley (w & a)

When Last We Saw Him Volume 6 picks up from where Volume 5 left off, with Scott Ramona-less and avoiding his destiny of facing off against Gideon.

What a Strange Trip It Has Been The first five volumes were a lot of fun, but for some reason volume six seem to have the most heart of the story, probably because it brings everything together.

It’s Written Like a Movie The hero does some soul-searching. Old friends pop back up. It’s an epic film waiting to happen. Oh wait, it is happening. Next month.

Save the Best for Last It’s like the Star Wars films, each lightsaber battle tops the previous. Scott Pilgrim’s fight with Gideon tops all of the ones that came before, even the twins and Todd (who I think was the most fun – probably because he was a vegan).

Spoiler Free It’s really difficult writing a review without giving anything away, and I hate to give anything away. Suffice to say, you will laugh, you will cry and you will try to get extra man credits before the end. It’s a lot of fun.

Ultimate Comics New Ultimates #3 Jeph Loeb (w), Frank Cho (a)

Finally Some Answers Remember when the Defenders popped in Ultimates 2 and then the next time we saw Valkyrie in Ultimates 3 she was all powered up. Well Loeb tells us why.

How Are They Going to Get Out of This When last we saw our heroes, the chicks went all-Amazon on them and captured those men. Well, obviously they get out of it, and Loeb does a swell job writing himself out of that potential hole. It was definitely well thought out.

Thor’s Back This is not a spoiler since it was part of the solicits for the issue. What is a surprise is who takes his place in Hell. Wait until you see who it is.

Best Line When Tony Stark recovers from his injuries, he asks the following of Hawkeye and Danvers – “… why don’t one of you get me a dry martini with two olives and three vicodin … we’ve got a city to save.” Yeah Tony!

Not At Comic Con Party UPDATE

Posted by bnwadmin On July - 21 - 2010

Do you know someone going to Comic Con next weekend? Are you envious of their luck while hating yours? Well they might be going to San Diego, but they are going to miss Dark Horse Comics Not At Comic Con Party, exclusively at Brave New Worlds Willow Grove on Saturday, July 24.

Update – As part of our Not At Comic Con Party, Brave New Worlds Willow Grove (only) will be offering a deal on Blackest Night Hardcovers. When you purchase Blackest Night, Blackest Night Green Lantern and Blackest Night Green Lantern Corps at the same time, you will pay only $60.00 retail (plus tax). That’s a savings of almost $20.00.

Brave New Worlds Willow Grove is one of just 55 comic stores across the nation, and the only one in the area, that will be a host to this unique party in conjunction with ChinaShop Magazine and Dark Horse Comics, along with Red Bull, celebrating next weekend’s events at San Diego Comic Con.

Prizes (including over $200 worth of comics, trades and toys from Dark Horse Comics) and free drinks (Red Bull) will be given out, plus Dark Horse will be making an exclusive announcement between 3-5 p.m. to fans at the party before releasing the special information to the crowd in San Diego.

In addition, check out this week as they will feature interviews with people in the comics biz that will not be in attendance at Comic Con.

Fans are also encouraged to use the hash-tag #notatcomiccon when discussing the event. Check @notatcomiccon and @chinashopmag on Twitter for more updates.

Check Brave New Worlds Facebook Event and follow us on Twitter.

New Star Wars Shirts @ BNWs!

Posted by BRiAN On July - 19 - 2010

Check out these 2 sweet new Star Wars shirts just in @ both Brave New Worlds locations! (also we got some other new shirts that do not have anything to do with Star Wars) Read the rest of this entry »

BNW Has the Next Evolution of …

Posted by bnwadmin On July - 19 - 2010

Made in Japan, ASOBLOCK are buildable toys similar to STIKFAS and Legos. They are easy to build and your imagination fuels what you can build. Movable pieces allow you to make 3D figures.

Check out the different kits at both Brave New Worlds locations – including starter and booster sets.

We also have demonstration models in store (like the one pictured below constructed by our in-house sculptor.).

Willow Grove to Discuss Scott Pilgrim Sat!

Posted by bnwadmin On July - 18 - 2010

Join Brave New Worlds Willow Grove Book Discussion this Saturday, June 24 @ 7 p.m. as we discuss the fun that is Bryan Lee O’Malley’s New York Times bestseller, Scott Pilgrim – the first three volumes.

What Was Said About Scott Pilgrim

“Dizzyingly hilarious, buoyant and inventive, in both substance and style.” The Washington Post

“Scott Pilgrim is what we used to call a ‘funny-book,’ and pretty darn funny at that.” Entertainment Weekly


2005 Doug Wright Award Best Emerging Talent

2006 Joe Shuster Award Outstanding Canadian Comic Book Cartoonist

2007 Harvey Award

2007 Entertainment Weekly A-List

What It’s About

Slacker, hero and part-time bassist Scott Pilgrim is a 23-year old Canuck living in Toronto and starring with his band “Sex Bob-Omb,” when he falls for Amazon delivery girl Ramona Flowers. But before he can declare true love, he must defeat her seven evil exes.

Final Book Mere Moments Away

The final volume, 6, Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour will be released on Tuesday, July 20. Brave New Worlds Old City will be holding a release party from 10-midnight on Monday, July 19, after which customers can be the first to own the final chapter of the Scott Pilgrim saga.

Special Announcement

Keep checking back to Brave New Worlds Facebook page for a special announcement leading up to the release. Trust us, you don’t want to miss this.

Movie Time

A film adaptation is scheduled for release August 13, 2010 starring Michael Cera, Chris Evans, Brandon Routh, Kieran Culkin and Jason Schwartzman. Check pout the trailer.


Posted by bnwadmin On July - 18 - 2010

Define interesting – oh my, oh my we’re all going to die, or this week’s comics – take your pick! Hit the jump to find out what’s in the Brave New Worlds spotlight for Wednesday, July 21.

Amazing Spider-Man #638

Stan Lee, Joe Quesada (w), Paolo Rivera, Marcus Martin, Joe Quesada (a)

One Moment in Time begins here. Your questions from Brand New Day answered. Does MJ really know if Pete is Spidey? What happened at their wedding? How did the change affect the Marvel U? Why is the sky blue? (Ok, maybe not that last one).

Avengers #3

Brian Michael Bendis (w). John Romita Jr (a)

The space time continuum is broken. That can’t be good.

Batman Beyond #2

Adam Beechen (w), John Stanisci (a)

No matter what time period, every bat has to have a cat.

Brightest Day #6

Geoff Johns, Peter Tomasi (w)

Finally, Deadman discovers the truth behind the formation of the white, plus everyone finds out what the deal is behind their resurrections. I think Martian Manhunter came back because he wanted oreos – just a hunch.

GI Joe A Real American Hero #156

Larry Hama (w), Augustin Padilla (a)

Here it is, the return of the old Marvel 1980s GI Joe storyline with new stories.

Justice Society of America #41

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

Part two of JLA/JSA crossover.

New Avengers #2

Brian Michael Bendis (w), Stuart Immonen, Wade Van Grawbadger (a)

This is the magic issue, complete with Dr. Strange and Dr. Voodoo.

Time Masters Vanishing Point #1 (of 6)

Dan Jurgens (w), Dan Jurgens, Norm Rapmund (a)

Remember that panel in Return of Bruce Wayne #1, when Superman, Green Lantern and Rip Hunter were moving through time looking for Batman? Well, this is what happened.

Ultimate Comics New Ultimates #3 (of 5)

Jeph Loeb (w), Frank Cho (a)

Thor’s back. And he also has a front. But his return has consequences as someone must take his place in the Ultimate Universe’s version of Valhalla, and word is they don;t have cable.

Blackest Night Rise of the Black Lanterns HC

Complete your collection with the final Blackest Night hardcover. Collects the seven Blackest Night ons-shots.

Captain America Two Americas HC

John Rhett Thomas (w), Butch Guice, Luke Ross (a)

Collects Captain America #602-605 and Captain America Who Will Wield the Shield one-shot.

Dark Avengers TP Volume 2 Molecule Man

Brian Michael Bendis (w), Mike Deodato (a)

Collects Dark Avengers #9-12

Green Lantern Rage of the Red Lanterns TP

Geoff Johns (w), Various (a)

Collects Green Lantern #26-28, 36-38 and Final Crisis Rage of the Red Lanterns #1.

True Blood, Janet Evanovich On Sale Wed

Posted by bnwadmin On July - 18 - 2010

Something for the ladies this week as two new comics hit shelves at Brave New Worlds  – Janet Evanovich’s Troublemaker Book 1 graphic novel and HBO’s True Blood. Hit the jump for more information.

Janet Evanovich Troublemaker HC Book 1

Janet Evanovich, Alex Evanovich (w); Joelle Jones (a)

New York Times best-selling novelist Evanovich gets the graphic novel treatment.

Check out the interview.

True Blood #1 (of 6)

David Tischman, Mariah Huehner (w), David Messina (a)

The hit-HBO series gets the comic treatmentfrom the adapting fools at IDW who always do good by their licenses.

New This Week: 7.21.10

Posted by BRiAN On July - 18 - 2010

Holy Crap! July is almost over. Let’s see what is coming out this week!

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A Character To Learn More About

Posted by BRiAN On July - 17 - 2010

Last week Neil Adams released Batman: Odyssey. Last week I tried to read it. Last week I had no idea what the heck happened in that book or how it even got past the pitch stages. That being said later that very week I learned of another Neil Adams bomb…hit the jump to see what I’m talkin’ about…

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