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Marvel Legacy: Last New Releases of this Year

Posted by on Dec 27, 2017 in Store News

      Although the holidays will be delaying comic shipments by 24 hours this week, we’re still getting new books–including Marvel Legacy books– before the new year! Today’s blog post will therefore be the final installment of our series detailing the new Marvel Legacy comics (click here for Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3) hitting our shelves this month. This also the final post where we show how Marvel arrived at the new (higher) issue numbers for those titles. My Legacy Preferences So far, I’ve really been enjoying all my Marvel comics during the Legacy “relaunch” this fall. Oddly enough though, I’m collecting very few of the books that reverted back to their ‘Legacy’ numbering. I say it’s odd, because the company who makes the most books I collect is Marvel Comics. (Image Comics is a close...

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Marvel Legacy: Last New Releases of this Year

Posted by on Dec 27, 2017 in Store News

      Although the holidays will be delaying comic shipments by 24 hours this week, we’re still getting new books–including Marvel Legacy books– before the new year! Today’s blog post will therefore be the final installment of our series detailing the new Marvel Legacy comics (click here for Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3) hitting our shelves this month. This also the final post where we show how Marvel arrived at the new (higher) issue numbers for those titles. My Legacy Preferences So far, I’ve really been enjoying all my Marvel comics during the Legacy “relaunch” this fall. Oddly enough though, I’m collecting very few of the books that reverted back to their ‘Legacy’ numbering. I say it’s odd, because the company who makes the most books I collect is Marvel Comics. (Image Comics is a close...

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This Week’s Marvel Legacy Titles

Posted by on Dec 20, 2017 in Store News

      If you’ve been regularly stopping by our blog this month, you’re already aware of the spotlight we’ve been doing on the new Marvel Legacy titles being released each week. We’ve highlighted the titles that came in last week; and in our blog post the week before that, we covered the reasons behind switching the numbering system for all of Marvel’s books back to their original number count. (If today’s post begins to leave you in the dust, I’d recommend checking out the Dec. 9 blog post –we tried our best to write it so it could inform the uninitiated without relying on too much jargon.)   This Week’s Marvel Legacy Titles What’s nice about this week’s releases is that, unlike last week’s Marvel Legacy releases, I’m actually collecting some of these Legacy books! In hopes of...

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The Low Down: Marvel Legacy Comics This Week

Posted by on Dec 13, 2017 in Store News

      If you’re not a Marvel Comics collector but have been inside a comic shop this fall, you’ve probably noticed that the issue numbers for many Marvel books are a lot higher than practically every other book on the racks. This is no mistake: this is Marvel Legacy. Marvel Legacy is the promotional campaign name for the company’s decision to renumber many of their comic titles. The idea is that this is being done in recognition of the just how long those titles have been running. Essentially, each issue’s number represents (more or less) how many consecutive months those titles have been running–even though so many of them have been stopped and restarted more than a couple times. In our blog post last week, we detailed the reasons for this change in Marvel’s comic books and provided...

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Making Sense of Marvel Comics’ Legacy Issue Numbering

Posted by on Dec 9, 2017 in Store News

      Last month, the entire Marvel Comics line of books did a relaunch …of a sorts. The relaunch was dubbed, Marvel Legacy and introduced one very noticeable change. Marvel makes arguably the best super-hero movies, and they dominate the movie theaters. But their domination of the comic shelves is less assured: Marvel Legacy has barely registered on peoples’ radars in the way that Marvel’s movies do. Had the Marvel Legacy relaunch happened at any other time, it likely would have been a huge deal. As always, to understand why requires some context. September 2011 – DC: The New 52: a story line called Flashpoint story ends the entire DC Universe and the universe is then “rebooted” …minus the last 70 years of the company’s in-story history. From the ashes, DC launches 52 new monthly comic book titles....

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The Unlikely Return of Dice Masters!

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in Store News

Post by Kyle It’s been a long time since I’ve blogged about Dice Masters! Though I’m sure today’s blog title makes me sound like not much of a proponent for Dice Masters, I really am! To be honest, I’ve just rediscovered the joys of the game over the last few weeks after playing in some of the store’s events! So why such a back-handed compliment for this game that I supposedly like so much? Well, that will require some context… If you don’t care to read about some of the nitty gritty details and history of the gaming industry, feel free to skip to sub-heading 4! 1: Dice Masters in a Nutshell Dice Masters is a collectible Dice-Building game made by WizKids, based off the core mechanics of the Quarriors game designed by Mike Elliot and Eric M. Lange....

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Imaginary Wars 2017-11-15 17:03:04

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017 in Store News

      Post by Rick N – “Am I so biased against writers that I think we’re 100 per cent? No. I believe we are 51 per cent.” Those are the words of Todd McFarlane describing the balance between art and writing as it pertains to the craft of comics. He goes on to describe the process, fairly accurately I think, by which new readers are attracted to a shiny new comic on a store shelf someplace. I would have included spinner racks in that sentence just now but those days are long gone sadly. Art is 51 per cent of that magnetic force drawing you in to a title you’ve never tried before, and story along with the art, or McFarlane says, keeps you there. Thus we have the other 49 per cent. Before you start in...

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Blog UPdate! Stranger Things 2! Promotions!

Posted by on Nov 6, 2017 in Store News

Post by Kyle This is just a quick update today—just my fancy way of announcing a fun little Imaginary Wars “Imaginary Dollars” Points promotion that we’re running throughout November this year–really, it’s almost better handled as a simple Facebook post, but I’m trying to get into the habit of squeezing just a little more from my scant spare time and channel it into doing regular blog updates. That, and I’ve been really digging the new season of Stranger Things; so much so that I felt a simple Facebook post wasn’t enough. My wife and I watched the original series last year and loved it. And because it’s Netflix, and everything on the television is now binge-watched, we quickly forgot about the series while distracted by all the other things we’ve binged (we just finished the Handmaid’s tale–chilling). It was...

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Master of Pigments Painting Competition

Posted by on Oct 13, 2017 in Store News

Post by Kyle As a store, Imaginary Wars has always been ‘Hobby First’ in it its gaming outlook: we’re always encouraging players to have fun with painting the models they buy to play their games with. With the events that we actively organise, we stress less on competitive elements and encourage all players to show up with fully painted armies. To help facilitate that, we even have our resident miniatures painter, Justin, on hand every Saturday afternoon to teach miniature painting techniques throughout the afternoon.   This year, we decided to wear our hobby a little more prominently on our sleeve by running a painting competition: enter Master of Pigments!   After running many different painting competitions and seeing so many ‘Best Painted’ portions of the multitude of events I’ve been to over the years, the one thing I...

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Summer Wrap-Up: Flames of War League!

Posted by on Sep 9, 2017 in Store News

Fall is here!  ….Even though the weather, what with its freakishly hot days and barely cool nights and mornings, makes it feel like summer is still in full swing. The end of summer at Imaginary Wars was marked not just by shorter daylight hours and kids’ returning to school but also by the closing of our in-store Flames of War campaign. If you’ve been following Imaginary Wars on Instagram, you’ve likely seen not just what comics I’m catching up on but also the painting progress of my German Afrika Korps tank army…along with its victories and many and various defeats. I use Instagram to highlight my hobby-involvement aspects of Imaginary Wars—be it painting, gaming or comic collecting (and perchance even reading them!). All my Flames of War pictures were part of the escalation league we had running weekly for...

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