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Neil Gaiman’s ‘Hansel and Gretel’ Optioned

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Juliet Blake, the producer of this summer’s art house hit The Hundred-Foot Journey, has optioned the rights to Neil Gaiman’s take on the classic folktale Hansel and Gretel for a live-action movie.  Gaiman’s Hansel and Gretel(cover price $18.95), which is illustrated by the extremely talented Italian artist Lorenzo Mattotti, is due out from Toon Books on October 28th.

Gaiman told Variety that the themes of Brothers Grimm saga make it as relevant as ever: “For me, retelling Hansel and Gretel was a way of telling an old tale in a way that made it immediate and true, and about us, now.  It reminds us of how paper thin civilization really is. It’s about hunger, and about families.  I’m thrilled and delighted to be working with Juliet Blake to bring Hansel and Gretel to the world again, and to show people how much this story has to say to us.”

Table Top with Jason – April 6th, 2014 – FOLSOM, CA

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GamersCircle Comics is extremely pleased to bring table top gaming to Folsom, CA via Table Top with Jason.  Jason will be volunteering his time and sharing his board game enthusiasm with those that wish to come and either join in or just watch.

The April Table Top with Jason will be:

Sunday on April 6th, 2014 starting at Noon with the table top preference of DOMINION.

You are a monarch, like your parents before you, a ruler of a small pleasant kingdom of rivers and evergreens. Unlike your parents, however, you have hopes and dreams! You want a bigger and more pleasant kingdom, with more rivers and a wider variety of trees. You want a Dominion!  In all directions lie fiefs, freeholds, and feodums. All are small bits of land, controlled by petty lords and verging on anarchy. You will bring civilization to these people, uniting them under your banner.

But wait! It must be something in the air; several other monarchs have had the exact same idea. You must race to get as much of the unclaimed land as possible, fending them off along the way. To do this you will hire minions, construct buildings, spruce up your castle, and fill the coffers of your treasury. Your parents wouldn’t be proud, but your grandparents, would be delighted.

Players: 2 – 4
Age: 13 +
Game Length: < 30 minutes

Sins and Secrets Revealed in ORIGIN II #3!

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This February, blockbuster writer Kieron Gillen and rock star artist Adam Kubert peel back another layer in Wolverine’s shadowy past – and today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at ORIGIN II #3! Witness the very first meeting of the mysterious mutant and the man who would become one of his greatest enemies – the malevolent Mr. Sinister! Broken and savage, the clawed mutant has been pulled back into the world of civilization – by force! Brutally beaten and held captive, the ferocious first “X-Man” is forcibly experimented on by Nathaniel Essex and his Marauders.  And the only man who can save him is…Creed?!

But amid the horrors visited upon him, James Howlett may find the one thing he thought lost forever – his humanity. At some point the Wolverine must choose: is he man or beast? What shocking revelations lie in the untold story of Wolverine’s past?

Table Top with Jason – January 12th, 2014 – FOLSOM, CA

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GamersCircle Comics is extremely pleased to bring table top gaming to Folsom, CA via Table Top with Jason.  Jason will be volunteering his time and sharing his board game enthusiasm with those that wish to come and either join in or just watch.
 
The January Table Top with Jason will be:

Sunday on January 12th, 2014 starting at Noon with the table top preference of SMALL WORLD.

Small World  is a zany, light-hearted civilization game in which 2-5 players vie for conquest and control of a board that is simply too small to accommodate them all! Picking the right combination of fantasy races and unique special powers, players must rush to expand their empires – often at the expense of weaker neighbors. Yet they must also know when to push their own over-extended civilization into decline and ride a new one to victory.

2-5 Players
Age 8+
40-80 minutes

Origin II #1

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Featuring a special Collector’s Edition Acetate Cover! Part 1 of 5! A few years after the events of Origin finds James Howlett running with the wolves…until something unexpected brings him back into the world of Follow the first "X-Man," as he finds his way back to civilization and falls afoul of someone Sinister. Someone who’s just discovering mutantkind and the horrors he can visit on them. Plus, discover the secret behind James’ greatest enemy!

In Comic Shops 12/24/2013