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Aether Revolt Events

The Aether Revolution is upon us!

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The second installment of the Kaladesh block is almost here and we hope you come and enjoy the fun with us!

Pre-Release events are on the weekend of January 14th-15th and for this release we are going to be giving out door prizes! We will randomly choose attendees during each event who will receive Standard Showdown packs in addition to their event winnings.  

Door prizes aren’t the only new thing we are adding to our pre-release events. If you prefer to play in the 4-round packs-for-all matches we have good news. We have changed our packs-for-all prizing so that you have a chance to win not just 4 new packs of Aether Revolt, but instead you have a chance to win 5 brand new packs based on how you do. To learn more about this prizing structure, click on the links for either our Midnight event on Friday (technically Saturday, January 14th at 12:01 am), or on the link for our event at 10:00 am on Sunday, January 15th.  If you prefer to play in the longer event for a chance to win a full sealed box of Aether Revolt, you will probably want to reserve your seat in our Saturday event that takes place at 10:00 am.

The full schedule of pre-release events is as follows: the first event will be at Midnight on Friday, January 13th (technically 12:01 am the 14th).  The second will be at 10:00 am on Saturday, January 14th.  The third will be at 10:00 am on Sunday, January 15th.  All of these events have limited seating and registration is recommended (details about how our new calendar handles registration click here).

The next Aether Revolt events will be the two Friday Night Magic events at 5:00 pm on Friday, January 20th.  We will hold both a Standard Constructed event and a Booster Draft event (each player receiving 3 packs of Kaladesh with which to build a 40 card deck).  These events do not require registration.

Our third type of event will be a Sealed Deck, Two-Headed Giant tournament at Noon on Saturday, January 21st.
This event does not require registration.

The final event for Aether Revolt will be the Standard Constructed Game Day, held on Saturday, February 11th.
This event does not require registration.

We look forward to seeing you!

Panini NFL Player of The Day Promotion 2016


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We are happy to be a participating store in Panini’s NFL Player of the Day Promotion. What is the Player of the Day Promotion? Well, it is your chance to win special promotional packs of Panini brand football cards and a chance for you to win our store’s grand prize, an autographed card of  Taylor Decker (pictured below)!

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How to Play

Step 1 – You can enter by purchasing a pack of 2016 Panini brand NFL Cards. This includes popular brands  such as Score, Certified, Prestige and others. There is a no-purchase-necessary option as well (ask us to see the official rules for details).

Step 2 – To win, you must open a pack of cards you have purchased in front of a store employee. If you “pull” the highlighted Panini NFL Player of the Day or either of the Wild Cards (Andrew Luck or Dez Bryant) you are a daily winner and will receive two promotional packs on the spot. You can also become an automatic daily winner by purchasing a box of any eligible product. For each daily win you also will earn one raffle entry to be that week’s weekly prize winner. You may win once a day and up to seven days a week.

Step 3 – Four times during the promotion we will randomly select one of the daily winners as a weekly prize winner and award a prize package from a prize kit provided by Panini. Weekly winners will then be put into a raffle to win the store’s grand prize, an autographed Taylor Decker card.

Step 4 – At the conclusion of the 32-day promotion, we will randomly select one of the four weekly winners as the Panini NFL Player of the Month winner. The winner will be awarded the grand prize (an autographed Taylor Decker card) and additional prizes from the prize kit.

Step 5 – The grand prize winner will also be entered into the national sweepstakes with a chance to spend a day with an NFL player!

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  Panini 2015 NFL Player of the Day Promotion

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We are happy to be a participating store in Panini’s NFL Player of the Day Promotion. What is the Player of the Day Promotion? Well, it is your chance to win special promotional packs of Panini brand football cards and a chance for you to win our store’s grand prize, an autographed card of Ameer Abdullah (pictured below)!

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How to Play

Step 1 – You can enter by purchasing a pack of 2015 Panini brand NFL Cards. This includes popular brands  such as Score, Donruss, Clear Vision, Prestige and others. There is a no-purchase-necessary option as well (ask us to see the official rules for details).

Step 2 – To win, you must open a pack you have purchased in front of a store employee. If you “pull” the highlighted Panini NFL Player of the Day or either of the Wild Cards (Andrew Luck or Dez Bryant) you win two promotional packs on the spot. For each win you also will earn one raffle entry to be that week’s weekly prize winner. You may win once a day and up to seven days a week.

Step 3 – Four times during the promotion we will randomly select one of the daily winners as a weekly prize winner and award a prize package from a prize kit provided by Panini. Weekly winners will then be put into a raffle to win the store’s grand prize, an autographed Ameer Abdullah card.

Step 4 – At the conclusion of the 32-day promotion, we will randomly select one of the four weekly winners as the Panini NFL Player of the Month winner. The winner will be awarded the grand prize (an autographed Ameer Abdullah card) and additional prizes from the kit.

Step 5 – The grand prize winner will also be entered into the national sweepstakes with a chance to spend a day with an NFL player!

 

DC’s New #1s For June

Here is your guide to all of the new DCU #1’s hitting the shelves this June!

(Please note that all dates are based on solicitations and may be subject to scheduling changes)

On Sale June 3:

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JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1
Update: This book has been rescheduled for a June 17th release

Written by Bryan Hitch
Art by Bryan Hitch and Wade Von Grawbadger
56 pg, $5.99 US • RATED T
It’s massive widescreen JUSTICE LEAGUE action and adventure from superstar writer/artist Bryan Hitch! In this extra-sized debut issue, the League comes up against an armada of aliens heading for Earth that claims to be a peaceful religious tribe. But something sinister is lurking in their ranks…something with ties to ancient Krypton!

BAT-MITE #1
Written by Dan Jurgens
Art by Corin Howell
32 pg, 1 of 6, $2.99 US • RATED E
Bat-Mite is here to fix the DC Universe – one hero at a time! Convinced that he’s the imp that put Batman on the map, he’s spreading his expertise all over the DC Universe, eager to boost the careers of heroes he thinks need his “help.” Don’t miss the start of this six-issue all-ages miniseries!

BATMAN BEYOND #1
Written by Dan Jurgens
Art by Bernard Chang

32 pg, $2.99 US • RATED T
At last, Batman Beyond gets his own ongoing series in THE definitive future of the DCU! But this isn’t the Beyond you think you know! With the Justice League missing and without Bruce to guide him, this new Batman will need to explore this bizarre world on his own while fighting to raise humanity from an opponent that’s already won. The heroes Batman knew have failed, the world he knew has been turned on its head, and every step he takes will lead him either toward finding home – or further down the road of disaster!

BIZARRO #1
Written by Heath Corson
Art by Gustavo Duarte
32 pg, 1 of 6, $2.99 US • RATED E
“Hate HARLEY QUINN? Then you will super hate BIZARRO! Bizarro star of worstest comic ever! Go ahead and miss it! If there’s one thing this issue not have it these two things: Jimmy Olsen and Chupacabras!” Don’t miss the start of this six-issue all-ages miniseries!

MIDNIGHTER #1
Written by Steve Orlando
Art by ACO

32 pg, $2.99 US • RATED T+
Spinning out of GRAYSON comes a solo series starring the man who can predict your every move… but no one will be able to predict what he’ll do next! A theft at the God Garden has unleashed a wave of dangerous biotech weapons on the world, and Midnighter intends to put that genie back in the bottle by any means necessary. But something else was stolen from the Garden as well…the secret history of Lucas Trent, the man Midnighter once was!

THE OMEGA MEN #1
Written by Tom King
Art by Alec Morgan
32 pg, $2.99 US • RATED T+
The Omega Men are back in an all-new series! They’ve murdered White Lantern Kyle Rayner and now, the universe wants them to pay! Who are these intergalactic criminals – and is there more to their actions than meets the eye?

On Sale June 10:

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STARFIRE #1
Written by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by Emanuela Lupacchino
32 pg, $2.99 US • RATED T.
From the writers of the outrageous smash hit HARLEY QUINN comes former Outlaw Starfire in her all-new ongoing series! She’s an alien warrior princess trying to find peace on Earth, and she’ll fight anyone and anything to get it!

CONSTANTINE: THE HELLBLAZER #1
Written by Ming Doyle
Art by Riley Rossmo
32 pg, $2.99 US • RATED T+
The dark adventures of DC’s foremost occult detective continue in an all-new series as he investigates the cruelest case he’s ever come across – his own dark history!

EARTH 2: SOCIETY #1
Written by Daniel Wilson
Art by Jorge Jimenez
32 pg, $2.99 US • RATED T
The survivors of Earth-2’s war with Apokolips find themselves on a new world, but can Green Lantern, Power Girl, a new Batman and the other heroes of Earth-2 create a new world that’s better than the last, or will their interference and good intentions doom this world, just like the old one?

RED HOOD/ARSENAL #1
Written by Scott Lobdell
Art by Denis Medri
32 pg, $2.99 US • RATED T
These brothers in arms face off against incredible odds while burning their way through the underbelly of the DC Universe – and it’s only a matter of time until they get gunned down in return!

SECTION 8 #1
Written by Garth Ennis
Art by John McCrea
32 pg, 1 of 6, $2.99 US • RATED T+
The greatest super heroes of all time, unseen since the end of the hit series HITMAN, have returned for the greatest super hero story ever told!
Befuddled hero Sixpack returns to Gotham City, desperate to rebuild the all-star team known as Section Eight in the face of a deadly threat. He gathers old friends Bueno Excellente, Baytor and the seemingly reborn Dogwelder, along with some new faces – but he still needs that elusive eighth member. And that’s when the Dark Knight Detective gets an offer he can’t refuse in part one of this unforgettable six-issue miniseries.

On Sale June 17:

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BLACK CANARY #1
Written by Brenden Fletcher
Art by Annie Wu
32 pg, $2.99 US • RATED T
Dinah Lance hits the road! After years as a soldier and vigilante, the LAST place Dinah saw herself is on stage…but she’s quickly learning she’d die to protect the gang of misfits she’s fallen into. And she just might have to – for some reason, the newly rechristened band Black Canary seems to be a magnet for trouble…and Dinah’s not gonna believe it when she finds out the reason why! Martial arts, super-spies, and rock ‘n’ roll combine, from Brenden Fletcher (BATGIRL) and Annie Wu (Hawkeye)!

DOOMED #1
Written by Scott Lobdell
Art by Javier Fernandez
32 pg, $2.99 US • RATED T
In this startling new series, a Metropolis U student gains the power to transform into the monstrously powerful Doomsday! The power may be the key to fixing his life, but every time he transforms he risks getting stuck forever as Superman’s most heinous adversary! How far can he go before he’s doomed?

FATE #1
Written by Paul Levitz

Art and cover by Sonny Liew
32 pg, $2.99 US • RATED T
You thought global warming was bad? Anubis, the Egyptian Lord of Dead, is preparing the flood to wash the world away. Standing in his way? An overwhelmed Brooklyn med student who’s been handed the helmet of Fate, without an instruction manual.

HARLEY QUINN AND POWER GIRL #1
Written by Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, and JUSTIN GRAY

Art by Stephane Roux
32 pg, 1 of 6, $3.99 US • RATED T
Hey, remember the panel gutter between panels 3 and 4 of page 20 of HARLEY QUINN #12? What? You DON’T? It’s only, like, the most memorable panel gutter of the twenty-first century. Well, either way, have we got the miniseries for you, in which the full tale of that momentous and momentary pause can be told!  It’s a cosmic adventure beyond your wildest imaginings: Power Girl and Harley Quinn, stranded in a forgotten dimension, on the homeworld of the amorous warlord Vartox! They’ll sacrifice anything they have to in order to get home…except their dignity! Kidding! That’ll be the first thing to go.

MARTIAN MANHUNTER #1
Written by Rob Williams
Art by Eddy Barrows Eber Ferreira
32 pg, $2.99 US • RATED T+
Shape-shifting Martians are invading Earth – so where is J’onn J’onzz to stop them? Trust no one as the Martian Manhunter tries to stop these ruthless alien terrorists from destroying everything! 

PREZ #1
Written by Mark Russell
Art by Ben Caldwell
32 pg, 1 of 12, $2.99 US • RATED T
Meet Beth Ross, the first teenaged President of the United States. In a nation where corporations can run for office, the poor are used as human billboards, and tacos are delivered by drone, our only hope is this nineteen-year-old Twitter sensation. But the real question isn’t whether she’s ready for politics – it’s whether politics is ready for her. Don’t miss the start of this new, 12-issue miniseries!

ROBIN: SON OF BATMAN #1
Written by Patrick Gleason
Art by Patrick Gleason and Mick Gray
32 pg, $3.99 US • RATED T
The son of a Bat and a Demon, Damian al Ghul has set out to forge his own destiny – and atone for the shameful Year of Blood! Will he be aided or hindered by the behemoth Goliath? And what mysterious legacy trails behind him? Join writer/artist Patrick Gleason as he chronicles the globe-hopping adventures of ROBIN: SON OF BATMAN!

On Sale June 24:

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WE ARE…ROBIN #1
Written by Lee Bermejo
Art by Rob Haynes and Khary Randolph
32 pg, $3.99 US • RATED T
Spinning out of the pages of BATMAN! The teenagers of Gotham City have adopted the “R” and made it their own. A new Robin? No, HUNDREDS of new Robins! Don’t miss the start of this new series from rising star writer Lee Bermejo (JOKER, SUICIDERS), who also provides the covers!

GREEN LANTERN: THE LOST ARMY #1
Written by Cullen Bunn
Art by Jesus Saiz
32 pg, $2.99 US • RATED T
Imagine waking up in a strange place where you didn’t recognize anything, and everyone you knew and loved was nowhere to be found. Now imagine that you are a Green Lantern. The rest of the Corps is missing, you don’t know where you are and there’s not a Power Battery to be found for as far as your ring can scan. Where are you? How did you get here? Those are just two of the many questions facing our heroes.
Starring John Stewart, Two-Six, Kilowog and Arisia, and featuring a surprise guest-star we promise you’ll never predict, LOST ARMY is an incredible journey of discovery, survival, morality and heartbreak. Never has the Corps been challenged in this way – and not everyone is going to make it home!

JUSTICE LEAGUE 3001 #1
Written by Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis
Art by Howard Porter
32 pg,  $2.99 US • RATED T
Travel even deeper into the future than before with the all-new JUSTICE LEAGUE 3001! They’ve managed to become the World’s Greatest Heroes of the 30th century, but with legions of foes gunning for them, can they stay alive long enough to see the year 3002?