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Wacky Wizard Games Imprint and Three New Games Announced by @wwizardgames

Wise Wizard Games announced the launch of Wacky Wizard Games, a new brand imprint focused on family-friendly, lightweight games. Three games are planned for release in 2024 as part of this new brand imprint: Star Realms Academy, Caution Signs, and Pack the Essentials. If you are interested and attending PAX Unplugged they will have prototypes of Caution Signs and Pack the Essentials. "We are super excited to be adding this new family friendly product line to our catalog. We wanted to maintain the focus of Wise Wizard Games on strategy card and dice games with geeky themes, and have created Wacky Wizard Games as an umbrella for lightweight games with a more whimsical, cute vibe," shared Debbie Moynihan, COO of Wise Wizard Games. Star Realms Academy Forge your own star realms, overloaded with cuteness! A kid friendly but still fun for grown-ups version of the popular Star Realms deckbuilding game for 2 players. A little less math, no reading necessary, but still tons of fun! 

May 8th Trade Paperback Releases

Note: Releases based on http://www.mycomicshop.com/ and subject to change.



"Hail to the Queen, Baby!" Collects Army of Darkness (2012 Dynamite) #1-4. Written by Elliot Serrano. Art by Dietrich Smith. Cover by Tim Seeley. Ashley K. Williams is a "Smart-Stop" convenience store clerk who saw her boyfriend "infected" and turned into one of the evil dead by an object from outer space. Failing to possess her as well, the alien object displaced her back in time to ancient Egypt. After seeing his image in a mystic portal, Ashley has been bouncing across time and space, driven by a singular thought: "Find Ashley J. Williams." She is everything he isn't: smart, cunning and sensitive. And she is able to control the dark force that would possess her. Her hatred of it is only exceeded by her hope that her male counterpart can help her understand her destiny! Softcover, 144 pages, full color.
"Kill or Die!" Collects Avengers Arena (2012) #1-6. Written by Dennis Hopeless. Art and Cover by Kev Walker, and Alessandro Vitti. Cover by Dave Johnson. Trapped on an isolated island, 16 superhuman teens - including members of the Runaways and Avengers Academy - are given a chilling ultimatum by their demented captor: Fight or die...only one will walk out alive! Thus begins a primal battle that will test the skills, stamina and morals of each combatant. Welcome to Murder World - where secrets are plenty, alliances are fleeting, and the key to victory might be rewriting the rules of the game. As Cammi and Hazmat battle the mysterious Deathlocket, X-23 and Juston Seyfert's Sentinel join the fray - but who's stalking the heroes in their sleep? Who are the students of the Braddock Academy? What's up with Chase and Darkhawk? Who is not what they seem? And which player will draw first blood? Betrayal! Secrets! Murder! We dare you to tune in to your new favorite comic...NOW! Softcover, 144 pages, full color.
Collects Avengers (1963 1st Series) #188-196, and Avengers (1963 1st Series) Annual #9. Cover by George Perez. It's a cornucopia of classic Avengers action as Earth's Mightiest Heroes travel to Russia to face the Elements of Doom, and then battle the WWII-era Arsenal robot and learn its shocking ties to Iron Man's family! Meanwhile, an out-of-work Hawkeye takes a security job and clashes with the vicious alien princess Deathbird! Plus: The Avengers are called before Congress, battle the stone-faced Grey Gargoyle, face the new Inferno and deal with the meddling machinations of government liaison Henry Peter Gyrich! But when the team investigates a cry for help from a mental hospital, they discover a deadly new foe: Who is the terrible Taskmaster? And how can the Avengers hope to stop him when he can match every single fighting move they have to offer? Time to get creative! Softcover, 216 pages, full color.
Collects Avengers Academy (2010)#29-33, Secret Avengers (2010 Marvel) #26-28, Avengers (2010 4th Series) #25-30, New Avengers (2010- 2nd Series)#24-30, X-Men Legacy (2008 Marvel) #266-270, Wolverine and the X-Men (2011) #9-16 and #18, AvX Consequences (2012 Marvel)#1-5, Uncanny X-Men (2011)#11-20, and A-Babies Vs X-Babies (2012 Marvel) #1. Cover by Jim Cheung. Every AVX tie-in, collected in one massive volume! When Captain America declares war on the X-Men, how will Generation Hope and the Avengers Academy react to their mentors' actions? As the Secret Avengers battle the Phoenix Force in space, Iron Fist discovers the connection between K'un Lun and Hope Summers! And when the Avengers try to secure the Jean Grey School, Wolverine must decide where his loyalties lie! But as the Phoenix Force arrives, tipping the scales of battle, the Avengers and X-Men realize the stakes are higher than they knew - and the that fate of the Earth is in their hands! Hardcover, 1,112 pages, full color.
Collects Avenging Spider-Man (2011) #14-15, Avenging Spider-Man (2011) Annual #1, Amazing Spider-Man (1998 2nd Series) #692, Amazing Spider-Man (1998 2nd Series) Annual #39, Spider-Man vs. Vampires (2010 Marvel) #1. Cover by Patrick Zircher. It's web-slinging action as you like it as Spider-Man faces a phalanx of fearsome foes! Horizon Labs take a field trip to the Savage Land! But when a horde of super-powered lizards attacks, it's up to Spider-Man, Devil Dinosaur and Moon Boy to save the day! Spidey goes toe to toe with the Thing in a mighty mind-control melee! When Spider-Man finds himself stuck in a world where Peter Parker never existed, it's the Avengers to the rescue! When Spider-Man finds Blade enslaved in an underground, undead fighting league, the web-head must fight the vampire hunter for his very life! Who is the Spider-Man Impersonator?!
Written by Chip Kidd. Art and cover by Dave Taylor. In this new, original graphic novel from superstar writer/designer Chip Kidd and artist Dave Taylor, Gotham City is undergoing one of the most expansive construction booms in its history. The most prestigious architects from across the globe have buildings in various phases of completion all over town. As chairman of the Gotham Landmarks Commission, Bruce Wayne has been a key part of this boom, which signals a golden age of architectural ingenuity for the city. And then, the explosions begin. All manner of design-related malfunctions - faulty crane calculations, sturdy materials suddenly collapsing, software glitches, walkways giving way and more - cause casualties across the city. This bizarre string of seemingly random catastrophes threatens to bring down the whole construction industry. Fingers are pointed as Batman must somehow solve the problem and find whoever is behind it all. Softcover, 112 pages, full color.
Collects Batman Incorporated (2012 2nd Series DC) #0-6. Written by Grant Morrison. Art by Chris Burnham and Frazier Irving. Cover by Chris Burnham. In this DC Comics-The New 52 collection, Batman and Robin face off against the assassin called Goatboy as Leviathan's sinister mission continues to develop! Plus: Someone is trying to kill Damian; Wingman and Redbird descend upon Gotham City; and much more! Hardcover, 176 pages, full color.
Volume 5 - "The Undead!" Collects Bleach TPB (2004- Shonen Jump Digest) Vol. 13-15. Story and art by Tite Kubo. Ichigo may have thought getting into the Soul Society was hard, but it did nothing to prepare him and his friends for the reality of the Seireitei! Now the rescuers are all split up, forced to take on battle-hardened Soul Reapers without backup. Can Ichigo train hard enough and fast enough to take down Rukia's jailer before it's too late?! Softcover, 576 pages, B&W.
Volume 2 - By Jimmie Robinson. Collects Bomb Queen (2007 3rd Series) The Good The Bad and The Lovely#1-4, Bomb Queen (2007 4th Series) Suicide Bomber #1-4. Collectors of the BOMB QUEEN villain series will love this re-mastered, re-edited, oversized, hardcover edition featuring the heroines of Shadowline and a rare guest appearance of She-Spawn. Don't miss this director's cut collection with extra bonus material from the insane mind of JIMMIE ROBINSON! Hardcover, 256 pages, full color. MATURE READERS
Volume 3 – "Guarded!" Collects Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2011 Season 9) #11-15. Written by Andrew Chambliss. Art by George Jeanty. Cover Art Michelle Madsen and Jo Chen.In a bold move to give disenfranchised Slayers a meaningful societal role (with pay), Kennedy recruits Buffy to act as bodyguard for high-profile clientele. But unlike the other recruits, Buffy struggles to abandon her Slaying instincts and looks for demony threats where none lie (much to Kennedy's dismay). So it's only natural that her first job is to protect a tech mogul who just so happens to be running from demon assassins! Softcover, full color, 136 pages.
Collects Comeback (2012 Image)#1-5. Written by Ed Brisson. Art and Cover by Michael Walsh. Reconnect agents Mark and Seth go back in time to save people from their untimely demise - for a fee. But, when a rescue mission goes awry, both agents find themselves trapped in the past and on the run from both the FBI, who want to jail them, and their own employers who want to kill them to protect their own dark and deadly secrets! Softcover, 136 pages, full color.
Written by Steve Niles and Eric Powell. Art by Chistopher Mitten. Cover by Michelle Madsen, and Fiona Staples. An ex-girlfriend-turned-vampire has been plotting Cal's demise since she was first bitten. But Cal's not done yet, and rises from the grave! Collects Die, Die, My Darling!, No Peace for Dead Men, They Fight by Night, Criminal Macabre/The Goon: When Freaks Collide, and "Call me Monster"! Softcover, 144 pages, full color
Volume 2 - Collects Fanboys vs. Zombies (2012 Boom) #5-8. Written by Sam Humphries. Art by Jerry Gaylord. Cover by Khary Randolph. SAN DIEGO, WE HAVE A PROBLEM! One is a decrepit mob of gurgling, ravenous fiends...and the other is a zombie outbreak. When there is no more room in Hell, the undead shall take over Comic-Con! A crew of feuding best friends find themselves trapped inside the largest comic convention in America, transformed into a seething cauldron of the undead. Softcover, 128 pages, full color
Volume 7 - Collects Defenders (1972-1986 1st Series) #126-129, Iceman (1984 1st Mini-Series) #1-4, and Beauty and the Beast (1985 Marvel) #1-4. Written by J.M. DEMATTEIS. Art by Alan Kupperberg. Cover by Chris Warner. The age of the New Defenders begins here! The Beast assembles the infamous "non-team" into a real super-group featuring members both old and new - from Gargoyle and Valkyrie to fellow ex-X-Men Iceman and Angel - and now the newly focused heroes must face some of their greatest challenges! Can the Defenders, Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D. stop the Secret Empire's Professor Power before he takes revenge on Professor X - and starts World War III? Plus: Iceman takes on the villainous Void in a time-traveling existential adventure! Beast and Dazzler vs. Doctor Doom and a mutant fight club! The menace of Manslaughter! The power of Odin! The redemption of Moondragon! The attack of...Frog-Man and the Walrus?! And more! Softcover, 528 pages, B&W.
Volume 5 - "Dangerous Habits!" Collects Hellblazer (1988- ) #34-46. Written by Jamie Delano and Garth Ennis. Art by Sean Philips. Cover by Dave Johnson. This new edition of a classic HELLBLAZER collection features several tales never before collected, including a look at John Constantine's rough and tumble childhood and the beginnings of his unique skills. Then, in early stories from PREACHER writer Garth Ennis, John Constantine is dying. As a sorcerer literally haunted by the demons of his past, John is no stranger to mystic bedevilment or supernatural horror. But it's his chain smoking that ultimately brings death to Constantine's door! Softcover, 288 pages, full color. Mature Readers NOTE: See Hellblazer Dangerous Habits TPB (1994) for 1st Edition.
Collects Hellraiser Road Below (2012 Boom) #1-4. Written by Brandon Seifert. Art by Haemi Jang. Cover by Tim Bradstreet. Kirsty Cotton: Year One! Kirsty Cotton has gone from a human resisting the forces of Hell, to the ruler of light in the darkest of places. Shortly after becoming Hell's Priestess, she was called to New Orleans by a holder of the LeMarchand Device -- a woman looking to end a decades-long family feud by any means necessary... Writer Brandon Seifert (WITCH DOCTOR, HELLRAISER: THE DARK WATCH) and internationally acclaimed artist Haemi Jang unite to tell the story of the first time Kirsty Cotton was called to Earth as the new Pinhead. This collected edition of the hit mini-series reveals Kirsty's first days in Hell, and how the road there is always paved with good intentions! Softcover, 112 pages, full color. MATURE READERS
"Dominators!" Collects Legion of Super-Heroes (2011-) #8-14 and #0. Written by Paul Levitz. Art and cover by Steve Lytle. One of the Legion's oldest foes returns and plans to destroy the Legion of Super-Heroes from the inside out! The Dominators have kidnapped Braniac 5 and Dream Girl, and it's up to Star Boy to rescue them! Softcover, 192 pages, full color.
Volume 61 - Story and art by Masashi Kishimoto. As Madara uses his dominating power to fend off the Five Kage, Sasuke is reunited with his brother Itachi. Can the brothers put aside their differences and help each other out? When they come face to face with Kabuto, the man who revived Itachi from the dead, they'll have to team up if they have any hope of survival! Softcover, 5-in. x 7-in., 192 pages, B&W. NOTE: These are Japanese manga-style GNs and are meant to be read right-to-left.
Volume 5 - Collects Naruto TPB (2003- Shonen Jump Edition Digest) Vol. 13-15. Story and art by Masashi Kishimoto. The final battle of the Chûnin Exam is at hand, with Sasuke and Gaara facing off in the arena. Later, Naruto, Sakura and Shikamaru are on a top priority mission to track down Sasuke and the Sand ninja. Back at the village, the Third Hokage is still trapped in Orochimarus impenetrable barrier. And the tension between Naruto and Gaara builds. As Gaara continues to mutate, Naruto prepares for the fight of his life! Softcover, 5-in. x 7-in., 600 pages, B&W. NOTE: These are Japanese manga-style GNs and are meant to be read right-to-left.
Collects Planet of the Apes Cataclysm (2012 Boom Studios) #1-4. Written by Corinna Bechko, and Gabriel Hardman. Art by Damian Couceiro. Cover by Alex Ross. THE END IS JUST BEGINNING! Eight years before astronaut George Taylor fell from the stars...the stars fell on the PLANET OF THE APES! Once the destroyer of human civilization, the Alpha-Omega bomb of yore has slept silent in the dark side of the moon. One mad monk seeks to wake the beast...and all of ape society is at risk. It's a race against time as Doctor Zaius struggles to find an end to the madness that has engulfed all that he knows!
Collects Prophecy (2012 Dynamite) #1-7. Written by Ron Marz. Art by Walter Geovannni. Cover by Paul Renaud. The biggest crossover event ever from Dynamite Entertainment stars an astounding array of characters who must form an uneasy alliance and save the world from the Mayan doomsday prophecy! From sword-wielding woman warriors to mad scientists, from vampire vixens to undead overlords, Prophecy has everything ... and then some! When flame-haired warrior Red Sonja follows sorcerer Kulan Gath through time from the barbaric Hyborian Age, she unleashes a chain of events that will put her side-by-side with an unprecedented gathering of characters: Dracula, Vampirella, Pantha, Athena, Eva, Herbert West Re-Animator, and Ash from "Army of Darkness." Even Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, and Alan Quatermain get in on the action! Softcover, 152 pages, full color.
"The Kids From Nowhere!" Collects Ravagers (2012 DC) #1-7. Written by Howard Mackie, and Tom DeFalco. Art and Cover by Ian Churchill. Spinning directly out of DC's "The Culling" crossover! Fairchild, brother and sister Thunder and Lightning, the monstrous Ridge, Beast Boy, and Terra are being pursued by Rose Wilson and Warblade, who want them dead at any cost. But even as they run from their enemies, these strangers turned allies have to contend with each other as well! Softcover, 176 pages, full color.
Volume 4 - Collects stories from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (1954-1974) #45-53 and Superman's Girlfriend, Lois Lane (1958-1974) #17-26. Written by Otto Binder and Robert Bernstein. Art by Curt Swan, Stan Kaye, Ray Burnley, Kurt Schaffenberger, Wayne Boring, Dick Sprang, John Forte, Creig Flessel, and Al Plastino. Cover by Curt Swan and Stan Kaye. In these 1960s stories, Jimmy Olsen becomes "The Giant Turtle Man of Metropolis" and more. Plus, Lois Lane marries Astounding Man! Softcover, 520 pages, B&W.
Collects Spider-Men (2012 Marvel) #1-5. Written by Brian Michael Bendis. Art by Sara Pichelli. Cover by Jim Cheung. It's the ULTIMATE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN EVENT OF THE YEAR, as Spider-Man comes face-to-face with...Spider-Man! Can even Peter Parker and Miles Morales - the Spider-Men of two worlds - defeat Mysterio, the Master of Illusions? What happens when Miles encounters an older, wiser version of his inspiration, Peter Parker? And what will both Spider-Men do now that they know they're not alone in the universe? Guest-starring Nick Fury and the Ultimates! Be here for the story that makes history, as Brian Michael Bendis tears down the walls between the Marvel Universe and the Ultimate Universe! Softcover, 128 pages, full color.
"Very Civil Armageddon!" Collects Steed and Mrs Peel (2012 Boom) Ongoing #0-3. Written by Mark Waid and Caleb Monroe. Art by Steve Bryant, and Will Sliney. Cover by Joseph Michael Linsner. The British icon THE AVENGERS, one of the longest running TV shows in history, returns in comic-book form with all-new adventures! John Steed and Emma Peel face off against a reformed Hellfire Club, led by the children of their past antagonists. This new incarnation does not look to the past, but instead seeks to warp the British Isles to fit their idea of what "the future" should look like! Softcover, 7-in. x 10-in., 128 pages, full color.
Written by Robert Kirkman and James Asmus. Art and Cover by Shawn Martinbrough, and Felix Serrano. Conrad Paulson lives a secret double life as master thief Redmond. There is nothing he can't steal, nothing he can't have... except for the life he left behind. But when his big heist doesn't go as planned... the aftermath shows that every action has an equal - and equally violent - reaction! Softcover, 128 pages, full color.
"No Quarter!" Collects Thunderbolts (2012 2nd Series) #1-6. Written by Daniel Way. Art by Steve Dillon. Cover by Julian Totino Tedesco. Red Hulk, Venom, Elektra, Deadpool, the Punisher. Forget the courts, the jails, the system - this team of Thunderbolts fights fire with fire, targeting the most dangerous and lethal players in the Marvel Universe with extreme prejudice. Led by General "Thunderbolt" Ross, a.k.a. the Red Hulk, this handpicked squad of like-minded operatives is going to make the world a better place -by any and all means necessary! But will even this crew approve of the team's newest member: the Red Leader?! Can the Thunderbolts trust the Red Hulk to lead them, or is a larger agenda at play? Find out...NOW! Softcover, 136 pages, full color.
Volume 3 - Collects Ultimate Spider-Man (2011 3rd Series) #11-16. Written by Brian Michael Bendis. Art by David Marquez. Cover by Kaare Andrews. Miles Morales, the newly minted Spider-Man, teams up with the Prowler! But wait, isn't the Prowler a bad guy?! Caught in a moral crisis, Miles must choose between battling his uncle-turned-crimelord, or joining him to keep his family safe! What path will the young hero take? And what will be the dramatic consequences? Plus: With the nation at war, Miles Morales decides to become a member of the Ultimates - and he will do absolutely anything it takes to earn that right. Softcover, 184 pages, full color.
Volume 2 - Collects Wonderland (2012 Zenescope) #6-10. Written by Raven Gregory. After defeating the malevolent spirit of her long dead brother and escaping the terror of a town possessed by the insanity of the Mad Hatter, Calie and her daughter Violet disappear into the city of Los Angeles hoping to evade Wonderland's ever extending reach. But the duo is fast to learn that no matter where they run, or where they hide...wonderland will find them. From the writers and creators who brought you Zenescope's original Wonderland trilogy comes the continuation of the adventure in a world of madness like you've never seen before. Don't miss this epic trade paperback which collects the best-selling critically-acclaimed ongoing Wonderland series! Softcover, 176 pages, full color.


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