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There’s been all sorts of exciting things this week here in our Used book section from attending literary events here in the city to setting up deals that will make hunting down requests easier.  All in all a fair few interesting developments.  But there have also been new books!  We’ve got all sorts of new titles gracing our shelves, here’s some info on the highlights! RPG books A few D&D 3.5e starting books as well as one of the Vampire White Wolf titles Fighting Fantasy We stumbled into a larger collection of solo RPG books.  Done in a Choose Your Own Adventure style, all...

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For this week's column I have quite a few things that I want to talk and don't really want to leave any of them out. So I'm going to do quick reviews that (hopefully) get to the heart of why they've grabbed my interest, and then hop right out. Like a thief in the night, except instead of stealing people's valuables I'm leaving them wonderful treasures! (Also, I just realized that there's no antonym for "thief." A guard prevents theft but preventing crime is not the opposite of stealing.) And now that I have the linguistic oddities out of the way, here's what caught my attention...

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Hello everyone, and welcome to another great week of pop culture here at Variant Edition. This week is filled with some amazing comics - including quite a few extremely interesting first issues. As always, if you see something below that you might want to check out, contact us and we'll set a copy aside for you! ACTION COMICS #974 ALIENS VS PREDATOR LIFE AND DEATH #3 ALTERS #4 (MR) AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #24 CC  ASTRO CITY #41 AVENGERS #4.1 BACK TO THE FUTURE #17 BACKSTAGERS #7 (OF 8) BATGIRL #8 BATMAN 66 MEETS WONDER WOMAN 77 #2 (OF 6)  BATMAN BEYOND #5 BEAUTY #12 (MR) BELFRY (ONE-SHOT) (MR) // A brand new horror one-shot from the incomparable...

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Greetings folks!  This week I’m starting up a new feature, sharing some of the resources that were discussed at this week's Gamemaster Support Group.  We had some great discussion this week so there is a bunch of resources we can share with those gamemasters who couldn’t make it to the session. This month, we focused on talking about what sort of materials different gamemasters bring to aid the roleplaying experience for themselves and their players.  Here are some of the highlights. Extra Materials   A common problem that gamemasters can experience is absentmindedness from players.  Everyone forgets things from time to time but when...

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Here I was thinking that there wasn’t anything to post about this week, when in through the doors walks a collection of extremely well taken care of graphic novels and other books.  Enough to make a feature blog post on them alone!  So let’s dive in and show you curious folks what sort of great stuff has found a new (temporary) home on our shelves. Graphic Novels Quite the influx of recent, hard to find and popular graphic novels featuring the works of big names in the comic industry as well as new voices making their mark. On Brand Quite a few stories that...

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This week's entry is going to be a bit of a short one. I'm feeling a little low on gas this week and in my downtime I've been primarily doing the emotional version of gorging myself on comfort food, i.e., watching my Blu-Ray copies of The Flash and knitting. However, even though I feel a little stuck in the mud, I did manage to find a few highlights that I thought might be of interest. Eacdh made me sit up and take notice, in their own different ways, and for that I was very grateful. Hopefully I can spread that gratitude around...

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ANGEL SEASON 11 #2 ANIMOSITY #5 (MR) AQUAMAN #17 ARCHIE #17 BATMAN #17 BATMAN TMNT ADVENTURES #4 (OF 6) BATWOMAN REBIRTH #1 // Kate Kane returns in a series of her own. Monster venom is a new bio weapon, and Kate just might be the only person who can stop it from spreading. But I mean, whatever. We’re just excited because this book seems really, really awesome and it will be great to have more Batwoman in the world. BLACK PANTHER WORLD OF WAKANDA #4 BTVS SEASON 11 #4 CAPTAIN AMERICA SAM WILSON #19 CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS #11 CAVE CARSON HAS A CYBERNETIC EYE #5 (MR) CLONE CONSPIRACY #5 (OF 5) DAREDEVIL...

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Greetings friends and neighbours! I hope that everyone has been staying weird and wonderful over the last week. And if the week has been lacking in high-quality weirdness, don't worry: I come bearing a cornucopia of delights! Well, they delighted me, anyhow. Let's get into it! * * * * * No joke: Dirty Dancing is a much better movie than I thought it was. To be fair, the first time I watched Dirty Dancing when I was ten years old, and let me just say that it is not a great movie for a ten year old boy who isn't able to...

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Greetings folks! Welcome once more to our highlights from this week’s used book acquisitions.  Quite the haul of new things that have kept me busy, here are some of my favorites. Graphic Novels Some exciting graphic novels in this batch. Plus there are many number ones for recent series.  An excellent opportunity to check out some great stories at a great price Asterix A huge part of my own childhood, always good for some alternate history, superhero-esque fun Contemporary Works Some contemporary fantasy stories, ranging from fantasy heists to modern fantasy. SF/F Pocketbooks Over a hundred science fiction and fantasy pocketbooks ranging from classics to recent releases. Heinlein A small...

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