Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Free Comic Book Day raffle run-down



This year's Free Comic Book Day is shaping up to be our biggest one yet, and we're putting together a raffle to match. And what's even better, you'll have multiple chances to win!

Every purchase gets you an entry in the raffle. Every five dollars you spend gets you an extra chance to win.

Win what you ask? Gaze covetously on some of the prizes we're offering:

  • Two day passes* for Con Kasterborous, North Alabama's Dr. Who convention.
  • $50 gift certificate from Haven Comics
  • Handmade plush Wookie by local artist Kalisa L.
  • A slipcase edition of My Little Pony #1, signed by artist Andy Price
  • LEGO: Marvel Superheroes for Xbox
  • Two autographed novels by local author Kristopher Reisz
  • A scented candle prize pack from Yankee Candle

    Free Comic Book Day is Saturday, May 3rd, from 10 to 6. Come join the fun!
    * Er, that's two passes, each good for one day.
  • Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    Free Comic Book Day is a-brewin'



    Are you ready for the best Saturday in all time and space!



    Free Comic Book Day is Saturday, May 3rd. This year, Haven is teaming up with Con Kasterborous, North Alabama's Dr. Who convention, to make it the best one we've ever had! To make that happen, we're gonna have some or all of the following: free comics for all ages, cupcakes, laser tag, raffle prizes, trained velociraptors jumping through flaming hoops, a Jack Kirby look-a-like contest, a TARDIS, great deals on back issues and other merchandise, rolling a d10 to determine your discount on RPG books, Ghostbusters, Chris Evans dancing like an organ-grinder's monkey while you throw nickles at him, more cupcakes.

    Which of these amazing things will we have? Which ones am I making up? You'll have to come by May 3rd to find out! But the one thing we're sure to have at Free Comic Book Day is tons of fun for everybody!

    Edited to add: Click here to see a list of raffle prizes you can win.

    Sunday, March 30, 2014

    Haven's Birthday this Wednesday!

    Join us as we celebrate Haven's 13th birthday! 



    There will be cake!

    There will be comics!

    There will be... adventure and excitement? For someone out there, I'm sure. 

    If Haven Comics were  a comic book instead of a comic book store, we'd have so many issues and trades by now that there would be a Haven Omnibus collection. People would argue whether original Haven or modern Haven is the best. There would be at least three artist changes and an awkward period in the nineties that no one wants to remember. There would be Haven Comics action figures, a Haven Comics cartoon, and a movie that would have probably sucked but the diehard fans would enjoy anyways.

    Feel free to stop on by and say hello to friends old and new. The community that surrounds Haven Comics is what makes it the best little comic book store in Alabama and we are proud to be a nexus of comic geeks, gaming nerds, and all their patient spouses and family members that wait in the car while they browse. It has been a wonderful 13 years so far and we're looking forward to many, many more.




    Saturday, March 15, 2014

    Hot new comic boards in!

    As everybody knows, comic book collecting is on the wane. The market never fully recovered from the speculator bubble bursting in the late 90s, and every year, those lovingly preserved copies of Death of Superman in your Uncle Eugine's closet are worth less and less.

    But that just leaves more room for the hot new collectibles market: comic book backing boards! Haven just acquired a gorgeous collection of some rare and highly collectable boards. Check 'em out!



    A Fleer UltraStiff from 1983. As you can see, it's in Very Fine condition, with some light blunting on the corners. I've been collecting comic book boards for 20 years, and I've never seen an '83 UltraStiff with a grade this high!



    A BCW 1996, special limited edition, Fine+. Instead of the usual eggshell white, BCW released this variant in ivory white! Only 80,000 of these were ever printed!



    A 1991 DiamondPro CardBro, Near Mint. Can you believe somebody found this beautiful board stuck behind a copy of Detective Comics #27? Thank God they didn't trhow it out!

    We've got a lot more collectible comic book board, plus new comic book boards every week! Stop by and get started in this exciting hobby! And remember, it's not a speculation bubble, it's a speculation balloon, almost certain to expand forever and ever without ever bursting!

    My Little Pony tournament! Saturday, March 22nd

    Hey, card-slingers! Haven Comics invites you to come down and join us for a friendly, all-ages tournament with the My Little Pony Collectable Card Game! You can bring your own deck (although we will have them for sale as well as booster packs), learn the game, and have lots of fun!

    THERE WILL BE PRIZE SUPPORT! We will have prizes for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners of the tournament. This is meant to be a fun, friendly event so just do your best and let's all learn the new card game together!

    Noon to 1pm will be the "Learn & Trade" part of the day, where people can help teach one another the basics of the game and check out if anybody is trading for cards. Then from 1pm-5pm we will host our first even MLP CCG Tournament!

    Wednesday, March 12, 2014

    Wednesday's Comics!! (3-19-14)

    New Warriors #1


    ADVENTURE TIME #26
    ALL NEW INVADERS #3 ANMN                                
    AMERICAN VAMPIRE: SECOND CYCLE #1
    ANIMAL MAN #29                                          
    APHRODITE IX #9
    AVENGERS WORLD #4 ANMN                                  
    BATMAN 66 #9                                            
    BATMAN AND AQUAMAN #29                                  
    BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY ESCAPE BOARD GAME
    BATMAN BEYOND UNIVERSE #8                                
    BATWOMAN #29                                            
    BIRDS OF PREY #29                                        
    BPRD: HELL ON EARTH #117                                  
    BTVS SEASON 10 #1
    DAREDEVIL #1 ANMN                                        
    DARK HORSE PRESENTS #34
    DEATH TP
    DISNEY KINGDOMS: SEEKERS OF WEIRD #2 (OF 5) – S/O #3              
    DISNEY KINGDOMS: SEEKERS OF WEIRD #3 (OF 5)              
    FIREFLY BOARD GAME: BREAKIN’ ATMO EXPANSION
    GHOSTBUSTERS #10                                        
    GHOSTBUSTERS #11                                        
    GI JOE #14                                              
    GI JOE DISAVOWED TP VOL 03                              
    GI JOE DISAVOWED TP VOL 04                              
    GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS #29                          
    HARBINGER: BLEEDING MONK #0.2014
    HARLEY QUINN #4                                          
    HELLBOY FIRST 20 YEARS HC
    IRON MAN #23.NOW ANMN                                    
    JUDAS COIN TP                                          
    KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #206
    MAGIC: THE GATHERING - THEROS #5 (OF 5)                    
    MARVEL KNIGHTS HULK #4 (OF 4)                            
    MAXX: MAXXIMIZED #5                                      
    MS MARVEL #1 2ND PTG PICHELLI VAR
    MS MARVEL #2 ANMN                                        
    MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #17                  
    NEW AVENGERS #15                                        
    NEW WARRIORS #1 ANMN                                    
    NOAH HC
    NOVA #15 ANMN                                            
    POPEYE CLASSICS ONGOING #20                              
    RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #29                            
    REVOLUTIONARY WAR: WARHEADS #1                            
    RUSH: CLOCKWORK ANGELS #1                                
    SAGA TP VOL 03
    SCRIBBLENAUTS UNMASKED: CRISIS OF IMAGINATION #3          
    SHADOWMAN #16
    SIMPSONS COMICS #210                                    
    SIXTH GUN #39                                            
    SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #258
    STAR WARS: DARTH VADER & CRY OF SHADOWS #4 (OF 5)
    STAR WARS: DAWN O/T JEDI - FORCE WAR #5 (OF 5)
    SUICIDE SQUAD #29 (EVIL)                                
    SUPERGIRL #29                                            
    SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN #10                          
    SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #2                            
    SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #6                                    
    SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #6 COMBO PACK                        
    TERMINATOR: ENEMY OF MY ENEMY #2 (OF 6)                  
    THOR: GOD OF THUNDER #20 ANMN                            
    THUNDERBOLTS #23                                        
    TMNT: UTROM EMPIRE #3 (OF 3)
    TRANSFORMERS: REGENERATION ONE #100                      
    TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE #27 DARK CYBERTRON      
    TRINITY OF SIN: PANDORA #9 (EVIL)                        
    UNCANNY X-MEN #19.NOW ANMN                              
    UNWRITTEN VOL 2 APOCALYPSE #3
    WAKE #6 (OF 10)
    WINTER SOLDIER: BITTER MARCH #2 (OF 5) ANMN              
    WITCHER #1 (OF 5)                                        
    WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #2 ANMN                              
    WONDER WOMAN #29                                        
    X-MEN #12 ANMN
    X-O Manowar #23

    Sunday, March 02, 2014

    This Week's Line-Up!! (3-5-14)

    Rogue Trooper #1 (Subscription Variant)

    ACTION COMICS #29 3
    ADVENTURE TIME: FLIP SIDE #3 (OF 6)
    ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #10
    AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #4
    ANIMAL MAN TP VOL 04 SPLINTER SPECIES
    APOCALYPSE AL #2 (OF 4)
    ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #18
    AVATAR: LAST AIRBENDER TP VOL 07 RIFT PART 1
    AVENGERS AI #10
    BATMAN/SUPERMAN ANNUAL #1
    BATWING #29
    BLACK COAT GN: BLACKEST DYE
    CAPTAIN AMERICA #18 ANMN
    DAY MEN #3
    DC HEROCLIX: LEGION OF DOOM FAST FORCES 6PK
    DETECTIVE COMICS #29 (GOTHTOPIA)
    DETECTIVE COMICS #29 COMBO PACK
    EARTH 2 #21
    FAIREST #24
    FOREVER EVIL #6 (OF 7)
    FOREVER EVIL #6 (OF 7) COMBO PACK
    FOREVER EVIL: ARKHAM WAR #6 (OF 6)
    GREEN ARROW #29
    GREEN LANTERN #29
    GREEN LANTERN #29 COMBO PACK
    GRINDHOUSE: DOORS OPEN AT MIDNIGHT #6 (OF 8) 3
    HEAVY METAL #267
    IRON MAN #22
    LOBSTER JOHNSON: GET LOBSTER #2 (OF 5)
    LOKI: AGENT OF ASGARD #2 ANMN
    MAGNETO #1 ANMN
    MEGA MAN #34
    MOON KNIGHT #1 ANMN
    MUNCHKIN GETS PROMOTED
    NEW WARRIORS #2 ANMN
    NIGHT OF LIVING DEADPOOL #4 (OF 4)
    NOVA #14 ANMN
    PUNISHER #3 ANMN 3
    ROGUE TROOPER #1
    SCOOBY DOO TEAM UP #3
    SECRET #6
    SHE-HULK #2 ANMN
    SONIC SUPER SIZED SUPER DIGEST #6 6
    STARLIGHT #1
    STORMWATCH #29
    SWAMP THING #29
    TALES OF HONOR #1
    TERMINATOR: SALVATION - FINAL BATTLE #4 (OF 12) 3
    TRINITY OF SIN: THE PHANTOM STRANGER #17 (EVIL)
    TUROK: DINOSAUR HUNTER #2
    TWILIGHT ZONE #3
    UNCANNY X-MEN #18
    VAMPIRE DIARIES #3 3
    VEIL #1 (OF 5)
    VELVET #4
    WALKING DEAD TP VOL 20 ALL OUT WAR PT 1
    WILD BLUE YONDER #4 (OF 5)

    WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #1 ANMN

    Saturday, March 01, 2014

    Warhammer sets!

    We're dipping out toes into the Warhammer water, gonna see what happens.

    Ork Boyz, Skeleton Warriors, Chaos Knights, Space Marine Assault Team, and Warriors of Minas Tirith. Small sets $10, Large sets $17.