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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 September, 2010

Tomorrow Night!!! First Friday!!!

Posted by BRiAN On September - 30 - 2010

This friday is yet another First Friday and we are once again teaming up with the Autumn Society to bring you another video game themed show! This one has a bit of a horror twist…

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What I Liked This Week

Posted by bnwadmin On September - 29 - 2010

Avengers Prime #3 (of 5) Brian Michael Bendis (w), Alan Davis, Mark Farmer (a)

Off My Chest So let me say that when this series initially started, I was not a big fan of how the story began. Part of the issue may have been that the Siege was over and I already have read Avengers #1. Part of the issue (and I can’t believe I am going to be critical of Bendis) was how the characters were written. Anyway, I obviously got over it.

Last Time Out We saw Steve Rogers, Iron Man and Thor scattered across what seemed to be the nine worlds of Asgard. You know they are no longer on Earth because there is no Taco Bell to be found for miles – must be Hel!

The Gang is Back After two issues of being mostly separated, the gang finds there way back to one another. Thankfully as well because part of the potential fun of this issue is getting these characters back “together” again after all the disassembled, civil war and secret invasion events.

Lost Ain’t Got Nothin’ Well, it seems that the two people pulling all the strings are finally revealed, but to what end? Like any good story, Bendis leaves you a few crumbs, answering a couple of questions while also adding some new ones.

Retro It seems that a lot of the old school artists have been coming out of the woodwork once again to draw monthly titles (albeit mini-series). Davis and Farmer re-team for this book and their stuff is as strong as ever. They have been doing covers for awhile (check out their Fantastic Four stuff since Hickman took over) and I am glad to see them back with in a monthly.

Finally, Some Fun Tony Stark’s predicament seemed to have the most potential for goofiness, and we are well rewarded with some fine hijinks re: ogres and a dragon. C’mon, what more could you ask for.

GREG PAK HULKS OUT OLD CITY

Posted by BRiAN On September - 29 - 2010

Greg Pak the writer of so many Marvel Comics titles it’s really hard to list (Planet Hulk, World War Hulk, Skaar: Son of Hulk, The Incredible Hercules and Magneto: Testament are a few) will be kind enough to stop by our Old City shop while he’s got about and hour to kill in October.

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Old City Discusses Incognito

Posted by BRiAN On September - 28 - 2010

Join us in Old City on Monday October 18th as we discuss Ed Brubaker and and Sean Phillips’ noir/pulp/superhero tale INCOGNITO! Read the rest of this entry »

New This Week: 9.29.10

Posted by BRiAN On September - 26 - 2010

Let’s take a look at the comics shipping this week!

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MONDAY 9.27.10!!!

Posted by BRiAN On September - 24 - 2010

Some of you may or may not know we, well Rob, record a podcast, well he got drafted into a podcast with some guys, in/at BNW Old City. This week the guys are doing something a bit different- a Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots tournament for free passes to Let Me In…Check it out! Read the rest of this entry »

IT’s Friday…let’s look at a timeline

Posted by BRiAN On September - 24 - 2010

This weeks Friday takes a bit of a different turn from my normal links and things that I share with you few, but loyal (?), readers. That said also let me then inform you there may be, and by may be I mean there WILL BE, SPOILERS AHEAD for this weeks issue of Avengers…Avengers #5. Read the rest of this entry »

Web of Spider-Man HeroClix Tournament

Posted by bnwadmin On September - 20 - 2010

Brave New Worlds Willow Grove weekly heroclix tournament is getting all webbed up as in Web of Spider-Man for the next five weeks with tournament play resulting in an awesome exclusive Web of Spider-Man HeroClix prize.

Please note, there will be no game on Sunday, September 26 and October 3.

Game play is every Sunday @ 1 p.m. Check below for each week’s theme so you bring the correct team.

Sunday, September 19 Booster Draft (Purchase Web of Spider-Man Boosters @ BNW day of tournament)

Sunday, October 10 400-Point Modern Age

Sunday, October 17 400-Point Golden Age

Sunday, October 24 400-Point Modern w/Team Keyword

Sunday, October 31 200-400-600 Modern Marvel Only

On Sale September 22 Spotlight

Posted by bnwadmin On September - 19 - 2010

Black Widow #6

Duane Swierczynski (w), Manuel Garcia (a)

If you have never read the Black Widow, but always wanted to, this is the issue to start with as our buddy Swierczynski takes over the writing duties this month. First up, seduction, politics and newspaper people – and that’s just on the TV!

Fantastic Four #583

Jonathan Hickman (w), Steve Epting (a)

The seeds Hickman has been planting since his run began two years ago begin to come to a head as the War of the Four Cities has begun. When it’s over, one member of the team will be DEAD! Damn, that’s sort of final. Enjoy the ride.

Thor #615

Matt Fraction (w), Pasqual Ferry (a)

September is the fresh month at Marvel as another new creative team takes over a title as Fraction works his word magic with the God of Thunder. So, it’s a perfect time to jump on as Asgard is about to takes its place in the Golden Realm.

JSA Black Adam and Isis TP

Geoff Johns, Jerry Ordway (w), Dale Eaglesham, Jerry Ordway (a)

Collects Justice Society of America #23-28. It’s Johns’ swan song on the title as the world’s first super team takes on everyone favorite whipping boy – Dr. Light (psych!), Black Adam.

New Avengers Luke Cage TP Town Without Pity

John Arcudi, Antony Johnston (w), Eric Canete, Sean Chen (a)

Philly plays a pivotal role in this mini-series that collects New Avengers: Luke Cage #1-#3 and Daredevil: Cage Match and Hero for Hire #1. Luke Cage comes to town. Do we really need to say anymore?

Magic Sealed Deck This Sunday

Posted by bnwadmin On September - 18 - 2010

Brave New Worlds Willow Grove will be hosting a sealed deck event for the latest set, Scars of Mirrodin, this coming Sunday, October 3rd @ 12 noon. Thirty dollars ($30) will get you foil promo of Steel Hellkite and six sealed boosters from which to construct your deck . There will be Scars of Mirrodin booster packs for prizes and booster drafts will follow the event (time TBA).

Scars of Mirrodin Release Party

Date Sunday, October 3 @ Noon

Price $30

Details Six-Booster Sealed Event

Foil Promo Giveaway Steel Hellkite

Prizes Yes (Scars of Mirrodin booster packs)

Booster Draft Indeed,  following the launch event