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Friends Become Enemies in FANTASTIC FOUR #6


This June, the fall of the first family continues in the explosive FANTASTIC FOUR #6 – a tie-in to Original Sin! From Eisner-award winning writer James Robinson, fan-favorite artist Leonard Kirk and the peerless Dean Haspiel– they’ve been a family ever since that fateful day they ventured into the cosmic unknown, the day the Fantastic Four were born.

Bonded together as family, Johnny Storm became the hot-headed Human Torch while Ben Grimm became the hideous monster known only as The Thing. Try as he may, super-scientist Reed Richards was never able to reverse the process and return Ben to his normal form. It is a failure that has haunted him to this very day. But what does Johnny have to do with Ben’s irreparable condition? And why has he lied about it all this time?

Now, thanks to the events of Original Sin, Ben Grimm is about to learn that his closest ally has condemned him to a life sentence as a monster. And he won’t be happy about it! Bruised, beaten and broken both emotionally and physically, is this the end for the Fantastic Four? The dismantling of the first family continues as Reed, Sue, Johnny and Ben crash headlong into Original Sin this June in FANTASTIC FOUR #6!

A Team Divided in FANTASTIC FOUR #6 – an ORIGINAL SIN tie-in!


This June, witness another nail in the coffin of the first family, as they are torn further apart in FANTASTIC FOUR #6 – an ORIGINAL SIN tie-in! From Eisner Award-Winning scribe James Robinson and fan-favorite artist Leonard Kirk comes the next blockbuster chapter of the world’s greatest comic magazine that will have you gasping!

They were the best of friends since that fateful trip into the cosmic unknown. The day the Fantastic Four were born, they became a family. Cosmic explorers – forever united. Johnny Storm became the high-flying, hot-headed Human Torch. Ben Grimm, the hideous monster known as The Thing.

Super-Scientist Reed Richards has tried time and again to reverse Grimm’s condition. Each and every time was met with failure. But there was a time when he possessed a device that held the key to permanently curing The Thing – until Johnny inadvertently destroyed it! Reed has kept Johnny’s secret for as long as he could – but now it’s about to get out!

“Something I always loved about the relationship between Ben and Johnny was how much it was like brothers, bickering, poking fun of each other, pranks…great moments that felt like real family,” said editor Mark Paniccia, “The secret that gets out will have a major effect on the two. It’s brilliant emotional stuff. Hard hitting and heart breaking.”

What will Ben do when he discovers that one of his closest friends and steadfast ally condemned him to a life sentence as a monster? It won’t be pretty. The fall of the first family continues as the Original Sin of the Fantastic Four is revealed in FANTASTIC FOUR #6!

Dragon’s Maze Pre-Release Weekend – April 29 & 30, 2013 – FOLSOM, CA


We are going to try something a little different for this prerelease.  Instead of relying on tiebreakers and doing only top 8 prizes.  This prerelease we are going to distribute prizes based on performance.

Four rounds of Swiss

$30.00 for a Dragon Maze Guild Pack [while supplies last]

Saturday, main event, sign ups start at 10 am, tournament starts at 11 am

Sunday, main event, sign ups start at 10 am, tournament starts at 11 am

Prize Payout:

4 wins 0 losses = 10 Packs or $30 Credit
3 wins 0 losses 1 draw = 8 Packs or $24 Credit
3 wins 1 loss = 6 Packs or $18 Credit
2 wins 0 losses 2 draws = 6 Packs or $18 Credit
2 wins 1 loss 1 draw = 4 Packs or $12 Credit
2 wins 2 losses = 2 Packs or $6 Credit
1 win 2 losses 1 draw = 1 Packs or $3 Credit

This is a whole new tournament process that we attempting and ask for your patience and understanding.  [more details in regards to the reporting process will be announced at the tournaments]

A little twist to this prerelease:

All Ten Guilds

When you walk in to a Dragon’s Maze Prerelease, you’ll get to select your favorite guild from among all of the ten guilds of Ravnica! [while supplies last] That guild pack will have a secret allied guild, which will share one color with your chosen guild, and also always be from the opposite set as your chosen guild.

Here is an example: You’re a Dimir player, so that’s the guild you pick. That guild pack might have Return to Ravnica’s Azorius as its secret ally (although it could also be Izzet, Rakdos, or Golgari). That guild pack would have four Dragon’s Maze booster packs, one Gatecrash Dimir guild Prerelease pack, and one Return to Ravnica Azorius guild Prerelease pack. The two guild packs will be the same as they were in their original Prerelease, but will not have that set’s Prerelease promo for those guilds. The guild Prerelease packs will not contain a Spindown life counter, sticker, or guild welcome letter.

Each player will then play against 4 different players over 4 rounds

As long as a player goes 1-2-1(1 wins, 2 losses, and 1 draw) or better, they will receive prize

Please show up early! This event will fill up and we will have to turn people away!


Q: If I cannot make it to the Saturday, but can attend the Sunday, will I be guaranteed a guild pack of my choice?
A: No, we only get so many guild packs and if a certain guild is depleted on Saturday, we will only have what is left over.  It is unfortunate, but that is the truth.

Q: Can I reserve my guild pack ahead of time?
A: Sorry, we do not offer that.

The Future of SAVAGE WOLVERINE Is Marvel NOW!


This January, Wolverine embarks on a vicious journey back home that can only be housed in Savage Wolverine #1, kicking off the all-new ongoing series from superstar creator Frank Cho! As part of Marvel NOW!, Savage Wolverine  joins a number of titles that will take the Marvel Universe in an exciting all-new direction, as the industry’s top creators join the top Super Heroes to deliver all-new ongoing series, great for new and lapsed readers alike!

Wolverine awakes to find himself transported to the Savage Land and labeled public enemy number one!  With no memory of how he got there, and Shanna the She-Devil his only ally, Logan must unravel the mystery that slumbers at the heart of the Savage Land before it finds a way to kill him first.  This January, Wolverine is all brawls, babes, and brachiosaurs, and you’ll never see the end — or the future of the Marvel Universe — NOW!

“Frank Cho’s ‘Savage Wolverine’ is adrenaline-fueled eye candy," said Axel Alonso, Editor In Chief, Marvel Entertainment. "Plopped down in the middle of the Savage Land, Logan will have to carve a path to freedom through a maze of none-too-friendly cavemen, hungry dinosaurs and threats so surprising only Frank could have thought of them.  If you’ve been itching for a cover-to-cover action series that proves that Logan is, indeed, the best at what he does, with cameos by a surprising array of Marvel Universe characters, this is the series you’ve been waiting for."

Marvel NOW! is the culmination of Marvel ReEvolution, the groundbreaking new initiative to evolve the comic book experience through innovation. With Savage Wolverine, Marvel NOW! ensures fans will discover an entirely new perspective in the adventures of Weapon X.

“The story takes place in the forbidden area of the Savage Land where an evil ancient god slumbers. Wolverine and others accidently unleash it, while trying to get back home.” explained Cho in an interview with Marvel.com. “This isn’t just a solo Wolverine story. It’s actually a team-up story with Shanna the She-Devil. Both Wolverine and Shanna have similar assertive personalities. The story is not just a quest to get home, it’s a story about surviving each other’s company and the Savage Land…it gets pretty bloody and savage… in a good way”

The Future of UNCANNY X-FORCE Is Marvel NOW!

In January 2013, prepare for the deadliest game of all as Uncanny X-Force #1 kicks off an all-new ongoing series from rising star creators writer Sam Humphries (Ultimate Comics Ultimates) and artist Ron Garney (Wolverine). As part of Marvel NOW!, Uncanny X-Force joins a number of titles that will take the Marvel Universe in an exciting all-new direction, as the industry’s top creators join the top Super Heroes to deliver all-new ongoing series, great for new and lapsed readers alike!

After the shocking end to the previous group known as X-Force, the mutant known as Psylocke recruits her own clandestine group of operatives—Storm, Puck and Spiral—for missions so important—and so bloody—no one can know the truth. But when the time traveler known as Bishop returns to the present, he puts this new X-Force in his sights and won’t rest till he finds them. But just why does this former ally of the X-Men now hunt his former teammates? The answer will leave you speechless.