We're offering a package deal each month on Marvel's SIEGE crossover.
In February the package icludes:

THOR #607

You'll pay only $15.99  for these titles, discounted from the cover price of $23.93.

ALSO, everyone buying February's package will entered into a drawing to win the SIEGE #2 DELL'OTTO VARIANT!

WonderCon Expidition!

WonderCon will be April 2nd thru the 4th in San Francisco at the Moscone Center. The Launchpad will be closed Saturday, April 3rd to attend WonderCon and we'd like to invite everyone along. We'll be attending the con that day from 10 to 7. If you're interested in carpooling let us know, we have a limited amount of space available and just ask that you throw in for gas and parking. If anyone would also like to drive that would be great and we'd be happy to help organize a large carpool.

You can find more info about WonderCon at their website. Online registration just opened.

The Losers Trailer

The Losers Trailer is live.

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New Gaming Stuff in Stock

Got a decent sized gaming shipment today:

Highlights include the new Heroscape D&D Master Set and Expansion Set 1, the Underdark book for 4e, restocks on Munchkin and Munchkin Fu, restocks on the Chessex Battlemat and Megamat, we've got FFG's Descent back in as well as the Altar of Despair expansion, we've got Magic 2010, Alara Reborn, and Zendikar boosters back in, Ultra-pro's new Mtg Deck Boxes, and Thor's Mighty Chariot for Marvel Heroclix.

First Look at First Wave

The Source has some material up from DC's upcoming pulp-o-verse series "First Wave". Really excited about this and the related Doc Savage and Spirit series. (Mike)


Clash of the Titans delayed... for 3D

Title says it all really. Clash has been delayed to April 2nd to accommodate some 3D post production. After seeing Avatar in 3D, I'm really excited about this. (Mike)

Hulk is confirmed for Avengers flick

On the subject of the not-too-distant Avengers film, which sees Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor join forces to form a team, Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige told SFX Magazine that the Hulk would indeed be one of the teammates. On Norton returning to the role: "It's certainly our intention to use the same actors from film to film where we can."


MONDAY TELEMETRY For January 25th, 2010

Welcome to another installment of Monday Telemetry, a weekly blog from The Launchpad that covers some of the more interesting releases or events that are coming to the store this week.

Running short on time again this week, sorry about the lack of a post the week before. 

In short there is a bunch of stuff coming out this week. 

Highlights include ---

From DC: A new ish of the superlative Batman & Robin, Blackest Night continues with Phantom Stranger, Blackest Night JSA, and Green Lantern.  A new Losers TPB collects the first two volumes of the soon-to-be-a-movie vertigo book. 

From Marvel: Captain America Reborn wraps, Halo Bloodline continues, issue #8 of Kick-Ass is here(!), and Ultimate Comics Enemy debuts. 

From everyone else: The final ish of the Predator mini, Chew continues, another Pilot Season ish debuts, and both Walking Dead and Victorian Undead shamble on. 

Later this week look for announcement regarding The Launchpad's plans for WonderCon, and the February Siege package deal.  

New Comics In Store 01-27-10

A bevy of new books hitting the racks this Wednesday, after the jump...


New Comics In Store 01-20-10

The newest stuff after the jump.

PA Video Games

There's been a Post-Apocalyptic kick going on at The Launchpad for awhile (You should check out the Dead Run TPB!) and I'm always looking to scratch that itch. Thinking about seeing Book of Eli, picking up Fallout 3 GOTY edition, Borderlands, and am excited by Metro 2033 as well (see below):


Snakes in Lodi?

Did you know there was a "Snake Museum" in Lodi? I didn't. It's the Serpentarium ... Check it: www.snakemuseum.com

Avengers No More...!

From CBR/Robot 6:

Looks like Marvel's Avengers titles will be coming to an end in the wake of Siege. At least for a while. It looks like there truly will be a new status quo after Siege and there may be new titles starting, titles restarting and so forth. These one-shots will be Siege-related and The Launchpad will be offering a package for those as well.

Mark Strong = Sinestro?

Looks like Mark Strong is in final talks to play Sinestro in the GL movie. I think this would be a good choice, much better than the originally-rumored Jackie Earle Haley.  We also know now that Kilowog and Tomar-Re will be in the film. More at Cinematical.


Spider-Man 4 now teenage Spidey reboot.

From ICv2:

Variety is reporting that the studio, which could risk losing the rights to the Spider-Man character if it doesn't produce a new film, had a contingency plan in case of problems with the Raimi-helmed Spider-Man 4.  The plan involves a “reboot” script by James Vanderbilt that takes Spidey back to high school in a version that will feature all new younger actors and cost the studio far less to produce.  Avi Arad and Laura Ziskin, who have been involved in the production of all 3 Spider-Man movies, will be producing the new Spider-Man film.  The new teenage Spider-Man movie, which has no stars or director attached at present, is slated to debut in the summer of 2012.


MONDAY TELEMETRY For January 11th, 2010

Welcome to another installment of Monday Telemetry, a weekly blog from The Launchpad that covers some of the more interesting releases or events that are coming to the store this week.


As Batman and his mysterious new partner-against-crime successfully tackle the streets of Gotham City, Bruce Wayne's personal world takes a step to the side as the women in his life force him into an awkward position. Guest-starring Silver St. Cloud, Nightwing, Catwoman and the Outsiders!

The conflict between the Cyberforce and Hunter-Killer teams and Morningstar and Cyberdata comes to a boiling point! But can the two teams trust each other long enough to survive the encounter?

The heart and soul of the Marvel Universe gathered to bring Tony back online...but when they flipped the switch, nothing happened. What do you do when the smartest man in the world is trapped inside his own subconscious? Doctor Donald Blake reaches out for a specialist...Doctor Strange! And meanwhile...the Ghost closes in, ready to assassinate Tony Stark once and for all.

HOT ROD's desire to get off-planet leads to some desperate measures, OPTIMUS PRIME and Spike sit down for an unpleasant conversation, and a new arrival to the AUTOBOT camp comes at their most vulnerable time possible. Costa and Figueroa continue to make history, bringing the AUTOBOTS to their (almost) darkest hour.


Siege #1 Misprint

Apparently there was a misprint in Marvel's SIEGE #1 and some of the backmatter was omitted. This missing material will appear in Siege #2 and can be viewed online here.



MONDAY TELEMETRY For January 4th, 2010

Welcome to another installment of Monday Telemetry, a weekly blog from The Launchpad that covers some of the more interesting releases or events that are coming to the store this week. 

ITEM! Siege #1 goes on sale this week and with it our Siege Package Deal starts. Pay the package price of $13.95 and receive Siege #1, Avengers Initiative #32, Dark Avengers #13, Dark Wolverine #82, and New Avengers #61 (discounted from the combined cover price of $17.95). Each month we'll have a similar Siege package deal for anyone who wants to get the full Siege experience and follow what may be Marvel's last big crossover for a while. 

ITEM! Mark you calendars now, Free Comic Book Day will be here before you know it. May 1st, 2010. 

Haunt faces off against Cobra for the second time - just in time to learn his weakness!  Daniel Kilgore's quest to find his brother's killer and save the world just got a whole lot more difficult.

In "Constellations," part 1, The All-Stars have survived their first major battle, but in the aftermath, one team member is missing without a trace. The mysterious Strike Force has that member captive, but there's someone else who wants the missing All-Star even worse than Strike Force does. Plus, the rift between Power Girl and Magog widens.
And in the first chapter of a new co-feature, Liberty Belle and Hourman embark on a worldwide hunt for a mysterious book - and the killer who may be after the secrets held within it! Icicle and Tigress aren't responsible for the murder, but they just might hold some keys to solving the mystery!

Mass Effect 2 lead writer Mac Walters reveals an essential moment in the life of Commander Shepard, the galaxy's greatest hero, only in Mass Effect: Redemption!
The eagerly anticipated sequel to the blockbuster science-fiction epic that IGN.com named the #1 Xbox 360 game of all time, Mass Effect 2 begins with the disappearance of Commander Shepard. The story of what happens next-exclusive to these comics-will have the commander's companion Dr. Liara T'Soni undertake a deadly mission of extraordinary importance in the Milky Way's lawless Terminus Systems.

Beginning with the ravaging affects of Avengers Disassembled and following the aftermaths of House of M, Civil War and Secret Invasion, culminating with the evil Reign of Norman Osborn, the Marvel Universe has been left with its greatest villains holding more power and control than ever before. On the brink of madness, Osborn, in his final bid to take total control, targets the final obstacle in his mission...Asgard. Events are set in motion forcing our heroes to put aside the deep rifts that have grown over the past seven years. Opposing them stand a horde of evil that has begun to take down the gods of the Golden Realm!  SIEGE will rock the foundations of every super hero, villain and team in the Marvel Universe.  As an era ends, one word will ring above all others..."SIEGE."


New Comics In Store 01-06-10

First comics of 2010 after the jump...

Doctor Who Series 5 Trailer

The new Doctor looks like our friend Paul... This may affect my viewing of the program. (Mike)


Wow. Looks great. I've always liked Tommy Lee Edwards and his work on Millar's Marvel 1985 was outstanding. More details of Ross and Edwards Turf #1 at CBR/Robot 6.