Open: Monday – Thursday 10AM to 9PM – Friday 10AM to Midnight Saturday 10AM to 9PM & Sunday Noon to 6PM
Tuesday, April 18th, 6-9pm will be an out of this world launch of Drew Brockington’s Caststronaut books. Join Drew and the Bell Museum to learn of things Cats and Other Space. Go Rocket Go!!! Meow!
Starting at 10am on Saturday, April 22nd we are hosting the Pokemon Sun & Moon Guardians Rising Pre-Release.
Also this weekend we have the Pre-Release of the new Magic the Gathering set Amonkhet. Ticket are on sale now. Details can be found below.
Lisa gives us a look into some of the amazing new books she has had the privilege to preview for this month. Check out the return of I’m Glad You Asked…
The Hydra is out of the bag this week with Secret Empire #0 and what has Batman found in Batman #21 (the Button)?
Wolverine is still dead.
The Source Crew
Sun & Moon Guardians Rising Pre-Release
Saturday, April 22nd 10am
I’m glad you asked…
This week, I’m glad CHAD asked what I’ve been yelling about in the office. I like to read early issues I get from publishers on my lunch break and I’ve been doing a lot of responding vocally to the computer about them lately. Two series in particular: REDNECK and EXTREMITY
REDNECK is a new comic out this week from Mr-Can’t-Miss, Donny Cates. We’re burning through stacks of his most recent comic, GOD COUNTRY, right now, and had plenty of PAYBACKS when he was writing that with local superwriter heartthrob, Eliot Rahal. REDNECK is about a family of vampires living in East Texas and as unexcited as I was about more vampires, I knew Cates would not disappoint. While most stories about misfit neighbors are about trying to fit in, this family wants to be left alone. But long-standing family grudges never lie low for long and there is that saying about how everything’s bigger in Texas. Not only do the story and characters jump right out of the first issue, but each of the next two issues are hugely satisfying reading and leave you jonesing for the next one as soon as you can get it(I could have made a terrible vampire joke there and did not. You’re welcome.). As has become the standard operating procedure for great new Image series, REDNECK WILL sell out right away. So I’m pretty sure that once the stack we have is gone, they’re gone everywhere until the reprint, which will come out with #2 a month from now. Get your preorders in and avoid worrying about whether you’ll get a copy.
Case in point: EXTREMITY. #1 arrived and sold out in the same day. The reprint of #1 arrived the following month with #2, and sold out. And I expect #3 to do the same thing because I yelled “are you kidding?” at the screen when I finished reading. I keep expecting the book to trail off into the Mad-Max-Zendikar-Battle montage it seems like it should be. But every issue sucks me into the world of the characters even more. Daniel Warren Johnson lives in a creative world that seems to be his alone. If you’re as strung out waiting for the next new issue of EXTREMITY as I am, pick up his first book, SPACE MULLET.
And I have to throw out an honorable mention for SPENCER AND LOCKE. We sold out of the first issue of the new book from Action Lab this week. It’s an alternate universe Calvin and Hobbes where Calvin has gown up to be a criminal investigator. All of the charm you’d expect is there, just under the thick noir. Thank you
SELL US YOUR BULK JUNK!
We’re now buying Magic commons and uncommons at 25 cents per inch in cash, 50 cents per inch in store credit.
Non-standard preferred, but we’ll take standard stuff in limited quantities — up to 12 inches of standard per person.
MAGIC THE GATHERING @ THE SOURCE!
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Special Event Schedule!
Tuesday Night Magic at the Source! Lots of great tournaments are coming up this Fall at the Source. We are now running Friday Night Magic every Friday night so you don’t have to travel far anymore for chance at those exclusive foil prizes.
Tuesday Night DRAFT
5:45p – Most recent set – $15
6:00p – Modern Masters 2017 – $30
THURSDAY MODERN TOURNAMENT
6:00 p.m. Every Thursday – $7.00
FNM @ Source – Sign up at 5PM – Space Limited!
Friday Night Magic
6:00p – Booster Draft – $15
6:15p – Standard – $5
10:00p – Late Night Draft – $30/$15
MODERN MASTERS 2017 DRAFTS
THROUGH APRIL 14 – $30
Amonkhet drafts starting in May – $15
NO LATE DRAFT APR 21 (Prerelease)
NO MAGIC TOURNAMENTS MAY 5
(Free Comic Book Day Prep)
FRIDAY LATE NIGHT DRAFT
10:00 p.m. Every Friday – $15.00
SATURDAY KIDS LEAGUE
APR 22 – NO KIDS LEAGUE (Prerelease)
Apr 29 – Mini-Masters – 1:45 – $5 or FREE if you bring a friend! Happy Tabletop Day!
MAY 6 – NO KIDS LEAGUE (FCBD)
May 13 – Booster Draft – 1:45p – $15
May 20 – Mini-Masters – 1:45p – $5
May 27 – Booster Draft – 1:45p – $15
Thursdays at 6:00p – $7
Saturdays at 1:30p – $7
SAT APR 22 – NO MODERN (Prerelease)
SAT APR 29 – NO MODERN (Tabletop Day)
SAT MAY 6 – NO MODERN (FCBD)
SAT MAY 27 – NO BAN LIST MODERN
(Unsanctioned — up to 8 proxies allowed)
Feb 14 – Apr 15
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays at 6:00
Saturdays at 5:00
Win points for attending, for winning matches,
and for fellowship
Prizes awarded at end of league for 1st in points, 2nd in points, and overall fellowship
Attend 6+ Standard events and get extra prizes
Casual or Tournament
Thursdays & Saturdays at 6:30
NO COMMANDER SAT APR 22 (Prerelease); SAT APR 29 (Tabletop Day); OR SAT MAY 6 (Free Comic Book Day)
Play casually (free)
or in pods of 4 ($5 fee) with prizes
Looking to play some more laid back, fun formats. Want to play multi-player. Testing out your decks. Join us for one of our several casual magic days.
Thursdays – Plenty of Commander going on
Fridays – From 6-9pm we try some fun formats
Sundays – Folks are known to play from time to time
THIS WEEK FROM THE SOURCE
WHOLL STOP THE REIGN #1
Lisa can not say enough good things about this book.
See You In 30 is your monthly comics show! The last Wednesday of each month hosts Lisa Olson & Adam Vermillion deliver comic previews, news, and reviews from the Twin Cities! Hey you! See You In 30 on the Fancy Pants Gangsters Network!
WE SUGGEST YOU TRY TAKING FAIRVIEW TO SKILLMAN EAST APPROACHING THE STORE FROM THE WEST
WE WILL BE OPEN THRU OUT THE ROAD WORK
SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2017
HERE ARE JUST A FEW OF OUR
Seppy Yoon – Chief Game Designer Fight in a Box
Escaping corporate America in 2014, Seppy’s been charging conventions and living the dream ever since.
Using their first title Squirrel or Die to fund community building, Fight in a Box was able to successfully launch their first kickstarter. End of the Line – post-apocalyptic family survival delivered three months early on its kickstarter promise.
Between conventions and game nights, Seppy spends his time working on FiaB’s next titles: the Inevitable Machine Revolt and Conquest Princess Pew Pew Pew.
is a game writer, designer, and producer, as well as
the Chief Operating Officer of Atlas Games. He co-wrote (with Will
Hindmarch) Eternal Lies for Trail of Cthulhu, which won an ENnie for
Best Adventure. Other designs include the Origins Award-winning pirate coin game Pieces of Eight, the Fantasy Flight Games edition of Horus Heresy, and Doctor Who Time Clash. In marginally related nonsense, he published the social mini-game Band or Album with Kenneth Hite. Visit Jeff online at jefftidball.com. On Twitter, he’s @jefftidball.
Jeff will be running…
10:00a – Witches of the Revolution
Play a pre-release version of Atlas Games’s new cooperative deck-builder Witches of the Revolution, where each player’s deck represents a coven of witches, and players must work together to make sure the American Revolution succeeds. Witches of the Revolution comes out in the summer of 2017.
12:00p – Cursed Court
Play a pre-release version of Atlas Games’s new board game where players must wager limited influence, as they make deductions and predictions about which of nine nobles will control the court in the years to come. Cursed Court will come out in the fall of 2017.
2:00p – Doctor Who Time Clash
Play Cubicle 7’s recently released Doctor Who card game with its creator, local game designer Jeff Tidball. Interested players can even try a playtest version of the forthcoming Against the Cybermen expansion.
is an Emmy Award winning director who grew up loving art, computers, and games. He pursued his passions and is now creating commercials, 3D characters, web sites, and other interactive media. A large portion of his free time is dedicated to game design podcasts, forums, and blogs.
is a craft beer loving, dog walking, and nonsense plotting gamer and designer. He founded Adam’s Apple Games looking to turn something he loves into something he can share with others. Adam’s super power is debating an unclear game rule and forcing the table to read it verbatim from the rulebook testing its interpretation and correctness. He started designing games just a few years ago thinking that a bottle cap would be a neat board game component.
Games: Brewin’ USA, Truck Off: The Food Truck Frenzy
IF YOU HAVE A FAVORITE GAME YOU WOULD LIKE TO RUN SEND AN EMAIL TO TRAVIS AT TRAVIS@ATLAS-GAMES.COM
THIS WEEK FROM THE SOURCE
BATMAN #21 (THE BUTTON)
Hosted by Eliot Rahal and Grace Thomas
Check it out every Wednesday at Day Block Brewing Company
doors at 8, show at 8:30!
Each week, they feature a local comic book artist’s wit and works, review the new books that hit the stands that day, meet a superhero or two, bring up a few of the country’s best comedians, and create a safe and welcoming space for anyone who likes comic books or is interested in learning about them to come hang, laugh, and enjoy themselves.
It’s TOTALLY FREE and always will be!
And on top of that, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund – the nation’s defender of the free speech rights of all creators of sequential art – will receive all of the profits from donations and our percentage of the bar sales.
BATMAN MINIATURES TOURNAMENT
SUNDAY, MAY 7TH NOON START
$10 ENTRY, 350 REPUTATION $1500 FUNDS
BRING CREW, ACTION TOKENS, 3 OBJECTIVES
LAMP POSTS AND SEWER MARKERS
3 ROUNDS AT 1 HOUR 45 MINUTES EACH
PART OF OUR FREE COMIC BOOK WEEKEND CELEBRATION
THIS WEEK FROM THE SOURCE
GOD COUNTRY #4
THIS WEEK FROM THE SOURCE
GREATEST ADVENTURE #1
WITH SPECIAL GUEST
SIGNING HIS NEW COMIC
APRIL 26TH, 2017
NEW THIS WEEK FROM SOURCE COMICS AND GAMES
BLACK SCIENCE #29
NEW THIS WEEK AT THE SOURCE!!
CURSE WORDS #4
We see women all of the time around here, but they don’t always see each other. And so, join us for Shieldmaiden Sundays. We’re open 12-6 on Sundays and during that time, if you’re a lady nerd seeking to hang out with other lady nerds to chat comics and cosplay, play casual magic or table top games, or start an RPG campaign, this is your day.
Other events in the game room will proceed as normal, under our every day, general game room guidelines. Our intent is to provide the common time and space for women who have asked about how to find other female members of the community. In the event of a special, large event that occupies the game room for the day it will be on the store calendar and anyone on our staff will be happy to help you reserve space on another night if you wish.
Welcome back to Tim’s corner.
Hello from Tim’s corner. Diving right into the list of what’s been put out lately… We have Fantastic Four vol1, Batman Dark Detective and Dark Victory mini series, Star Trek Year Four mini series, 2001 a Space Odyssey from Marvel, Water World, Web of Spiderman, Super Villain Team up M.O.D.A.K.s 11, Swamp Thing vol1, Amazing Spidergirl, Avengers West Coast, Avenging Spiderman, Civil War, Cinderella (ala Fables), and some Uncanny Xmen. Also from our inventory, restocking of titles from Marvel Adventures through Marvel Zombies. Come on down and check it out.
NEW THIS WEEK AT THE SOURCE!!
I HATE FAIRYLAND #12
Hosted by our very own Burl Zorn, on Wednesday nights. Wednesday nights begin at 6 pm.
Games are 5th Edition. All you need is a pencil and dice. All skill levels, newbies and players are welcome! For more info harrass Burl at 651.645.0386 – 24/7 New kits coming next season.
THE POKEMON LEAGUE AT THE SOURCE
Every Saturday From 10AM to 1PM
One of our best and longest running game groups at the Source is our Pokemon League. It’s run and maintained by the mighty Raymond Steinke II. The Pokemon league welcomes all players, all skill levels and is reallly a ton of fun to participate in! So much so that many of the parents of our players have gotten involved. Honestly, if you’re thinking about you or someone you know trying out Pokemon, this is the place to do it! Everyone is welcome!
You’re invited to participate to growing, regularly scheduled event, here at the Source Comics & Games. Every Monday night a group of dedicated military miniatures game players assemble for a night of comradery, revelry and table top miniature fun! Themes change week to week and they’re open to game suggestions as well. Bring your stuff if you have any, if you don’t, show up anyway and we’ll get you in the game. All players and skill levels are welcome! Here’s the general schedule for the next upcoming few weeks.For More Info:ToddWO@aol.com
As your local comic book and game retailer of choice, we hope you know how much we appreciate your support. We’re proud to be part of your community and welcome you to ours! We’re always happy to receive your suggestions, comments, constructive criticism or compliments! Please feel free to contact us at anytime!
SOURCE COMICS & GAMES
2057 Snelling Ave North
Roseville, Minnesota 55113