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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 November, 2010

The Gift Guide Is BACK!

Posted by BRiAN On November - 22 - 2010

It’s getting to be that time of year again and we here at BNW have put together a gift guide to help you or (maybe more likely your loved ones shopping for you) figure out what we’ve got to offer this year! Hit the jump and have at it.

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On Sale November 24 Spotlight

Posted by bnwadmin On November - 21 - 2010

Batman and Robin #17

Peter Tomasi (w) Patrick Gleason, Mark Irwin (a)

It’s a new creative team on Batman and Robin as Tomasi and Gleason take over the storytelling duties with a new story arc, “Dark Knight, White Knight” as Bruce Wayne is back and Gotham City is as nuts as ever. Who is the White Knight? I’m guessing he’s not riding into town on a horse, or is he?

Batwoman #0

Haden Blackman (w) J.H. Williams, Amy Reeder (a)

Because you asked for it, nay demanded it, Batwoman is back, and this time in her own book. Bruce Wayne is back and he wants to know who this Batwoman person is. Join the rest of us as this story continues right where Batwoman Elegy left over (in stock now at Brave New Worlds).

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #150

Brian Michael Bendis (w) Lots of People (a)

The 150th anniversary issue of Ultimate Spider-Man also marks the 10-year anniversary of Marvel’s Ultimate universe. Guest artists galore will be chipping in with this issue as well as guest stars as Peter Parker’s life is such a mess that it is time for an episode of A&E’s Intervention, super hero style. Sounds like fun.

Chew TP Volume 3 Just Desserts

John Layman (w) Rob Guillory (a)

Collecting Chew #11-15, life is good for Tony Chu. He’s got the world on a string (why do we say that?) so of course something has to happen that will mess all of it up. This dark series is all about the C, cops, crooks, cooks, cannibals and clairviyants, and of course, comics.

NEW THIS WEEK: 11.24.10

Posted by BRiAN On November - 21 - 2010

New comics will be out on time this week so be sure to swing by BNW and grab some reading material for that Turkey Coma that you know is coming!

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The Comicverse #8

Posted by bnwadmin On November - 20 - 2010

Don’t Open! Dead Inside!

Posted by BRiAN On November - 19 - 2010

Give thanks next week while you read the newest volume (vol. 13) of Walking Dead! Give thanks that not only are you not stuck in their no-fun zombie filled world and that you get to eat a turkey or vegan turkey like substitute.

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2 Comics I Wanna Read Tomorrow

Posted by BRiAN On November - 16 - 2010

I’ve just spent the last 20 some odd hours w/ what I will keep saying was food poisoning. What I ate that gave it to me is still a mystery but I am so glad to be outta that forest. That sucked to say the least. What do I have to look forward to now that I’m better!?!

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My Pick

Posted by bnwadmin On November - 15 - 2010

Superman: Earth One

J. Michael Straczynski (w) Shane Davis, Sandra Hope (a)

Loved this one, loved it. I know there is a lot of controversy surrounding Straczynski after this past week’s announcement that he would be leaving the weekly Superman and Wonder Woman titles in order to focus on the sequel to Earth One, but don’t let that stop you from reading this book (especially when it returns to shelves in a few weeks).

DC’s version of Marvel’s Ultimate Universe (but in perhaps a more realistic way), Earth One reimagines Superman’s debut on Earth as if it happened today, in 2010, instead of way, way back in the day.

Straczynski makes a number of changes, but the main points all stay true. He is from the planet Krypton and was found by the Kents. There is Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen and Perry White and of course the Daily Planet.

The devil is in the details when it comes to the changes, as Straczynski tells this new story in his now classic simplified approach – less is more (at least in my opinion). Kent comes to Metropolis, but enjoys the journey there. He is no longer that bumbling farm boy, with whom readers today may have had more difficulty connecting.

I don’t want to give too much away, but the struggle Clark goes through before he dons the cape are poignant. His hesitations make sense in this hyper-active, media-fueled society we now live.

Not so much a reboot, this story would make an excellent template for a movie (something I am sure Mr. JMS had in mind).

So forget all the nonsense surrounding it’s writer and his departure from the monthly title. Sit down and give this one a shot, and then join me as I eagerly await its sequel.

On Sale November 17 Spotlight

Posted by bnwadmin On November - 14 - 2010

Batman Incorporated #1

Grant Morrison (w) Yanick Paquette (a)

It’s a brand new day in the bat universe as Morrison pens yet another new Batman title with this release. This is the next stage of evolution for Batman as he gets all logo’d up and because a corporate marketing tool – kidding, I think. One thing this book promises is lots of guest-stars. How many? Lots.

Batman The Return #1

Grant Morrison (w) David Finch, Scott Williams (a)

Continuing his trend of only writing Batman books for the rest of his life (joking), Morrison pens this one shot that explains what is going to be happening with all of the bat characters now the Bruce is back. My first guest, star washing the car Dick. I’m just saying.

Hellboy Double Feature of Evil One Shot

Mike Mignola (w) Richard Corben (a)

It’s bizarro world for Hellboy, and with this book that is saying something as this “blood-curling” double features has Hellbot entering two very different, but equally deadly houses. Enjoy.

Osborn #1 (of 4)

Kelly Sue Deconnick (w) Emma Rios (a)

Proving you can’t keep a good psychopath down, this mini-series features the latest resident of the Raft, Norman Osborn. I guess the question is, if it’s a four-issue mini-series, what are the odds that Norman will be staying behind bars. Could get a little dull with all the action occurring in that little cell. Bonus tale written by Warren Ellis.

Superior #2 (of 6)

Mark Millar (w) Leinil Yu (a)

Remember this new book? We sure do and we can not wait to see what happens after its awesome debut. So now the question is, is everything as it seems. Who or what is Superior and does the world have a legitimate new superhero? All good questions I am sure you would agree.

Fantastic Four by Jonathan Hickman TP Volume 2

Jonathan Hickman (w) Dale Eaglesham (a)

For those of you who just refuse to get a hardcover, the trade edition of the second volume of Hickman’s awesome beginning to Fantastic Four is on shelves this Wednesday. Collecting Fantastic Four #575-578, there are lots going on in this on including warnings from the future, a new kingdom is discovered and a war of four cities. Intrigued? Then buy this book.

Legion of Super-Heroes Great Darkness Saga Deluxe HC

Paul Levitz (w) Keith Giffen (a)

Finally back in print, it’s the classic Legion tale featuring Darkseid’s devastation of the famed 30th century super-hero team. Also included in this edition are several Levitz Legion issues that have never been collected in any format. Collects Legion of Super-Heroes #284-296 and Annual #1.

Punisher HC Franken-Castle

Rick Remender, Daniel Way, Marjorie Liu (w) John Romita Jr, Tony Moore, James Harren, Stephen Segovia (a)

Somewhere in Old City, Brian is smiling. Visionary is the only way to really describe this Punisher tale as Remender takes the cult hero and turns him into a monster. This is the beginning of that story. The Punisher is dead, but now there is something new in his place. Collects Dark Reign: The List – Punisher, Punisher #11-16, Franken-Castle #17-21 and Dark Wolverine #88-89.

Rocketeer Complete Collection Deluxe Edition HC

Dave Stephens (w/a)

If you missed this last year when it was released, IDW managed to get some more copies on the market of Stephens’ classic Rocketeer tale. The deluxe edition is all that and a bag of chips (and a bargain at $75), featuring larger pages (8×12) and over 100 pages of additional pages of sketches, preliminaries, layouts and more. Don’t wait on this one as it is guaranteed to sell out again.

New This Week: 11.17.2010

Posted by BRiAN On November - 14 - 2010

Let’s take a look into the crystal ball and see what is coming out this Wednesday…

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The Comicverse #7

Posted by bnwadmin On November - 13 - 2010