This weekend is VIVA VIENNA. A huge festival here in Vienna, very close to the shop. Game On! Comics will have a booth there selling comics. Come on out and enjoy yourself at the festival. Parking will be a nightmare so be sure to come to the shop to park.
Also, this weekend is our Memorial Day Sale! Starting on Saturday and ending on Monday all graphic novels are 25% off.
We will be open on Monday from 11am to 5pm.
We have officially changed our subscribers over to our new Loyalty Membership!! This means more bonuses FOR YOU! You will get your new membership card when you come in.
* Free drink every visit! * Pull your comic titles for you every week! * 10% off all comics!
SILVER LEVEL 20-39 comic titles per month
* Free drink every visit! * Pull your comic titles for you every week! * Free Previews Magazine every month! * 15% off all comics!
40+ comic titles per month
* Free drink every visit!
* Pull your comic titles for you every week!
* Free Previews Magazine every month!
* 20% off all comics!
Thank you to everyone that has kept current with picking up your comic books. It really helps the shop out when you are picking up your comics regularly!!!
New Comic Book titles this week 5-23-12
Best Discounts in the area--Not just a slogan, we really do have the best price discounts when you become a Game On! Comics subscriber!
Comic of the Week
Astonishing X-Men #50
On Tuesday, fans worldwide learned on ABC's The View that Northstar proposes to his boyfriend Kyle Jinadu in the newly released Astonishing X-Men #50 and will be married in June 20's Astonishing X-Men #51. That news has been picked up by the NY Daily News, Huffington Post, MTV Geek, Rolling Stone, USA Today, and many more major international, national, and local news outlets.
All Star Western #9
Amazing Spider-Man #686
Astonishing X-Men #50
Batman Incorporated #1
Batman The Dark Knight #9
Bill Gates Co Founder Of Microsoft 1-Shot
Bionic Man (Kevin Smith) #9
Captain America #12
Captain America And Hawkeye #631
Clint 2.0 #1
Cobra Ongoing #13
Crossed Badlands #6
Dark Horse Presents #12
Dominique Laveau Voodoo Child #3
Elric The Balance Lost #10
Fantastic Four #606
Fathom Kiani Vol 2 #2
Fury Of Firestorm The Nuclear Men #9
Godzilla Ongoing #1
Green Hornet #25
Green Lantern New Guardians #9
Guild: Fawkes #1
Hero Comics 2012
Hulk Smash Avengers #4
I Vampire #9
Journey Into Mystery #638
Justice League Dark #9
Knights Of The Dinner Table #186
Lord Of The Jungle Annual #1
Magic The Gathering #4
Marvel Zombies Destroy #2
Mighty 7 (Stan Lee) #2
Mighty Thor #14
Mind Mgmt #1
Neverland Hook (Grimm FT) #5
No Place Like Home #4
Rebel Blood #3
Resident Alien #1
Savage Hawkman #9
Secret Avengers #27
Smoke And Mirrors #3
Soulfire Vol 3 #8
Star Wars: Darth Vader Ghost Prison #1
Teen Titans #9
Transformers: More Than Meets Eye #5
True Blood Ongoing #1
Ultimate Comics X-Men #12
Warlord Of Mars Dejah Thoris #12
Wheel Of Time Eye O/World (R. Jordan) #25
NEW ALL AGES COMICS AND BOOKS
Dino Duck Prehysterical GN
Dorothy And Wizard In Oz #7
Ultimate Spider-Man (Marvel Universe) #2
NEW COLLECTIONS AND GRAPHIC NOVELS
Avengers: The Contest TP
Avengers: Many Faces Of Henry Pym TP
Caligula TP Vol 01
Comic Book History Of Comics GN
Daken Dark Wolverine HC No More Heroes
Judge Dredd: Crusade TP
Mighty Thor By Matt Fraction TP Vol 01
MMWTP Amazing Spider-Man Vol 07
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man DOSM Fallout TP
Wolverine And Black Cat: Claws 2 TP
Tuesday Nights 7pm-11pm----ON HOLD
We may change our D&D night to Saturday. If you have mentioned that you are interested in playing then look to get an additional email this week.
Come play D&D at the store. We are currently ready to start a new campaign for 1st level characters. If you have never played before this is your time to start. Because each story has limited space you must email us and let us know that you would like to join. We will be starting with just 6 people.
Wednesday Nights 7-9pm
Magic the Gathering
Tonight, we will have Booster Draft night! For only $12 you will get 3 booster packs and then you will pass cards around the table until you have made a brand new deck to play with.
Saturday, 4pm to 7pm we are having a special MTG tournament. It's free to play this Standard Constructed tournament and if at least 25 people play EVERYONE gets a free booster pack.
We now have Avacyn Restored in stock but our stock is going VERY FAST. We have boosters, fat packs, and starter decks.
Friday Nights 7-9pm
Heroclix at Game On! Comics on Friday, May 25th, at 7 p.m., Memorial Day Event! Build a 600 point force, Silver Age Rules, no Colossal figures, no feats or BFC's. Team must contain at least one Soldier, MIGHT be a good idea to have more than one. Those of you who were there for this event last time will not be too surprised that special rules will be announced at the beginning of the tournament.
Also, here is the link for the Wizkids event system for those who don't have it already:
We have the next few weeks already up on the site, if you have a Wizkids ID it would be good to register for each event as soon as you can. If you don't have an ID yet, it only take a minute or two to create one.
Congrats to last weeks winners:
Rolling Stone Magazine Review
Marvel Comics host first gay wedding
Back in 1992, Marvel Comics made headlines by revealing that Northstar, a Canadian superhero associated with Alpha Flight and the X-Men, was gay. Twenty years later, the character is back in the news as he is set to wed his longtime partner Kyle in Astonishing X-Men #51, in stores on June 20th.
"When gay marriage became legal in New York State, it raised obvious questions since most of our heroes reside in New York State. Northstar is the first openly gay character in comics and he's been in a longterm relationship with his partner Kyle so the big question was - how would this change his relationship?," says Marvel Comics editor-in-chief Axel Alonso. "Our comics are always best when they respond to and reflect developments in the real world. We've been doing that for decades, and this is just the latest expression of that."
As an X-Man, Northstar routinely fights against bigotry, as he is a mutant, and mutants are the most feared minority group in the Marvel Universe. Astonishing X-Men writer Marjorie Liu looked to Northstar's relationship with Kyle as a way to write an inspiring story about characters who feel like outsiders even among outsiders. "Here are two people, trying to live their lives - mutant and gay, black and gay - empowered in their own ways, but also fringe-dwellers," says Liu. "And they're making it happen. They're living life on their own terms. It doesn't matter that it's a superhero comic, the message is: You can do the same thing."
Though Northstar has been in comics since debuting in Uncanny X-Men in the late Seventies, Kyle, a regular human and not a superhero, was created more recently, so Liu has been working on fleshing out his character. "I looked at relationships between police officers, soldiers, etcetera, and their spouses," she says. "You have, for example, one partner who is always going off into dangerous situations, whose 'team' at work is an important, integral, part of their lives, and then you've got the person left behind. Like Kyle, who has a perfectly wonderful life, a great job, but is a human man who has to watch his partner go fight aliens or giant robots, or insane supervillains at the drop of a hat, and there's nothing he can do to help. On a bad day, he might even be a target himself. So, thinking about Kyle in those terms, empathizing with him, I've had to mull the strains and stresses that being with Northstar would put on him, those parts of his life that he feels are lacking, what he wants long-term that he's afraid he can't have, and so on."
These tensions will inform Liu's Astonishing X-Men stories going forward, but Alonso says the couple will also have to confront homophobia from Northstar's teammates. "Let me make it clear - this story begins with a marriage, but it ain't over with the marriage," he says. "We'd be doing the story a disservice not to reflect the controversy around it. While a lot of Marvel Universe characters will be attending Northstar's wedding, not everyone is going to accept the invitation and not everyone is going to accept the validity of Northstar's vows. At least one of Northstar's team members is going to turn down the invitation, and that's going to make for an interesting dynamic."
The issue, illustrated by Mike Perkins, will be in stores today.
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