Available NOW: Magic Duel Decks - Garruk vs. Liliana

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The brand new Garruk vs. Liliana Duel Decks are Here!

Here's how the WotC website describes these killer new duel decks: "These ready-to-play 60-card decks showcase some of the best spells that green and black Planeswalkers have in their arsenal. Duel Decks: Garruk vs Liliana has eight rare cards, and six cards with new artwork, including foil alternate-art versions of Garruk Wildspeaker and Liliana Vess. Each of the cards in the 60-card decks will be black-bordered and tournament legal. This means that these cards are legal for use in any tournaments where the original printings are still legal."

Available NOW at both JHU locations!


Gaming at Jim Hanley's Universe!


Jim Hanley's Universe has New York's Premier Comic Book Store for nearly 25 years, and is now New York's Premier Gaming Spot!

Gaming at the JHU Underground at our Manhattan location continues to grow! Thursdays at the JHU Underground are Standard Constructed tournaments and Friday Night Magic at the JHU Underground features traditional Draft tournaments! We have also just announced Saturday Afternoon Drafts beginning at 2:00pm every Saturday at the JHU Underground - Click here for more!

As usual, Draft tourneys are $15 to enter, and you get 3 booster packs on top of your entry into the hottest Magic tourneys anywhere in Manhattan. Standard Constructed tourneys cost $10 - you bring your own deck, with permitted expansions being Lorwyn, Morningtide, Shadowmoor, Eventide, Shards of Alara, Alara Reborn, Magic 2010 and Zendikar. (Running low? Don't Worry! JHU Carries a large selection of booster packs and starter decks from all the latest expansions.)

As always, for both days at the JHU Underground, doors open at 5:00pm and the games begin at 6:00pm. All Magic: the Gathering tournaments at both our locations are fully sanctioned by Wizards of the Coast and counts towards official rankings on both a regional and national level!

Don't forget about our Staten Island location, the original JHU gaming hot spot featuring the hottest tournaments with the most games of any place in New York City!

And the wait is over! Every Monday night at the JHU Underground at Jim Hanley’s Universe in New York City is open for casual gaming! Bring a friend or a playgroup from 6:00pm to 10:00pm to play your favorite trading card, role-playing, or collectible model game! Play any of your favorite games including Axis and Allies, Chaotic, Dinosaur King, Dragon Ball, Dungeons & Dragons, D&D Miniatures, Epic, Free Realms, Huntik, Legend of the Five Rings, MapleStory, MechWarrior, Naruto, Pokemon, Star Wars, Universal Fighting System, Warhammer 40K, World of Warcraft, and others! Only $5 entry fee for four hours of fun, casual gaming, exclusively at Jim Hanley's Universe in Manhattan - New York's Pemeir Comic Book Store and Gaming Spot!


Pokemon & Yu-Gi-Oh! - 1:00pm to 4:00 pm
Magic: The Gathering – 4:00pm to 9:00pm

Pokemon & Yu-Gi-Oh! - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Magic: The Gathering – 6:00pm to 10:00pm

EVERY MONDAY at the JHU Underground in Manhattan
Casual Gaming 6:00pm to 10:00pm

EVERY THURSDAY at the JHU Underground in Manhattan
Magic: The Gathering Standard Constructed 6:00pm to 10:00pm

EVERY FRIDAY at the JHU Underground in Manhattan
Magic: The Gathering Drafts 6:00pm to 11:00pm

NEW!!! EVERY SATURDAY at the JHU Underground in Manhattan
Magic: The Gathering Drafts 2:00pm to 6:00pm. Click here for details!

EVERY SUNDAY at the JHU Underground in Manhattan
Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournaments begin at 3:00pm. Click here for details!

Stay tuned to this blog for further game day announcements from Jim Hanley's Universe and the new JHU Underground - your NEW home for all things gaming in Manhattan!


Click here for all our gaming coverage!

UPDATE 12/19: Click here for our holiday gaming schedule.


Celebrate Halloween with Jim Hanley's Universe!

Halloween is THIS SATURDAY, and Jim Hanley's Universe is the place to be! On Saturday, October 31, bring the kids on down to JHU for free candy and other great treats! (Don't worry, grownups - come down in costume and we'll have something for you, too.) And while you are here, check out our "Spooktacular Suggestions"(tm), and don't forget that the festivities start a day early with the Baron Misuraca performance/signing on Devil's Night, Friday, October 30! All at Jim Hanley's Universe, New York's Premier Comic Book Store.


Weekly Checklist for Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Ahoy! Here are the comics, graphic novels, manga, books, action figures, statues, magazines and more coming to Jim Hanley's Universe Wednesday, October 28, 2009.


Avengers: New Avengers 58
Avengers: Ultimate Comics 3
Batman: Detective Comics 858
Blackest Night 4
Fantastic Four 572
Green Lantern(4) 47
Hunter's Fortune 1
Simpsons: Bart Simpson's Comics 50
Superman: Secret Origin 2
Wolverine:HC-Comp: Old Man Logan
World's Finest 1
X-Force/New Mutants: Necrosha

Update 2:30pm 10/28
: All the books listed as running late have now arrived and we have all titles on the checklist in stock as of this writing!

The FULL Checklist can be seen after the jump.

Archie Comics
Archie's Double Digest 203
Archie: Betty and Veronica 244

Boom! Studios
Die Hard: Year One 2
Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep 5
Hunter's Fortune 1
Muppet Show: Peter Pan 2

Dark Horse Comics
Groo: Hogs of Horder 1
Hellboy: Abe Sapien (One Shot)
Hellboy: BPRD:SC-Comp: 11-
Pop Wonderland:HC-Comp:2-Little Red Riding Hood
Predator 3
Star Wars: Legacy 41
Star Wars:SC-Comp: Knights Of The Old Republic: 7-

DC Comics
Ambush Bug: Year None 6
Animal Man: Last Days of Animal Man 6
Apothecarius Argentum:SC-GN: 8
Astro City: Astra Special 2
Avengers: The Initiative 29 <>
Batman 692
Batman: Arkham Reborn 1
Batman: Detective Comics 858
Batman: Gotham City Sirens 5
Batman: The Brave And the Bold 10
Batman:SC-Comp: Monsters
Blackest Night 4
Blackest Night: Titans 3
Fables: Jack of Fables 39
Final Crisis: Aftermath: Ink 6
Freddy vs Jason vs Ash: Nightmare Warriors 5
Gen 13:SC-Comp: Worlds End
Green Lantern(4) 47
I Hate You More Than Anyone:SC-GN 8
Justice Society of America(2) 32
Killapalooza 6
Legion Of Super Heroes:SC-Comp: Enemy Rising
Madame Xanadu 16
Northlanders 21
Sandman:HC-Comp: The Dream Hunters
SHAZAM!: Billy Batson And the Magic of Shazam 9
Starcraft 5
Superman(2) 693
Superman: Secret Origin 2
Superman:HC-Comp In Worlds Finest Archives: 2
Teen Titans(8) 76
Transmetropolitan:SC-Comp: 4-The New Scum New Ptg
Unknown Soldier(3) 13
Web 2
Wildcats: Worlds End 16
Wonder Woman (3) 37
World's Finest 1

Dynamite Entertainment
Buck Rogers 5
Red Sonja: Queen Sonja 1
The Boys 1

IDW Publishing
Barack Obama:HC-Comp: Comic Book Biography
GI Joe:SC-Comp: Cobra: 1-<>
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Music Box 1
Transformers: All Hail Megatron:SC-Comp: 3-

Image Comics
Dynamo 5 25
Invincible: Presents Atom Eve + Rex Splode 1
Pilot Season: Declassified
Sword:SC-Comp: 3-Earth

Marvel Comics
Anita Blake: Laughing Corpse: Executioner 1
Anita Blake:SC-Comp: 1-Laughing Corpse: Animator<>
Avengers: Dark Avengers: Ares 1
Avengers: New Avengers 58
Avengers: New Avengers:SC-Comp:10-Power<48-50/si:dr> Bendis + Tan/Maleev>
Avengers: The Initiative 29
Avengers: Ultimate Comics 3
Avengers: Young Avengers: Dark Reign 5
Dark Reign: The List: Punisher (One Shot)
Dark Reign: The List: Wolverine (One Shot)
Ender's Game: Enders Shadow: Command School 2
Fantastic Four 572
Fantastic Four #1 Wall:Poster:
Guardians of Galaxy (2) 19
Halo: Helljumper 4
Hulk 16
Hulk: Incredible Hercules(2) 137
Hulk: Skaar: Son of Hulk 16
Hulk:HC-Comp: 3-
Iron Man:SC-Comp: Invincible: 2-World's Most Wanted<8-13> Fraction + Larroca>
Marvel Divas 4
Marvel Holiday Spectacular
Marvel Masterworks:HC-Comp: Atlas: Menace 1 < >
Marvel Masterworks:HC-Comp: Atlas: Menace 1 < >
Marvel Masterworks:SC-Comp: Amazing Spider-Man 3 <>
Marvel Masterworks:SC-Comp: Amazing Spider-Man 3 <>
Models Inc 3
Moon Knight(8): Vengeance Of Moon Knight 1
Ms Marvel (2) 46
Nova(4) 30
Punisher(8) 10
Riftwar 5
Secret Warriors 9
Spider-Man: Amazing Spider-Man Presents: Anti Venom 2
Spider-Man: Clone Saga 2
Spider-Man: Marvel Adventures 56
Spider-Man:HC-Comp: American Son
Spider-Man:HC-Comp: Newspaper Strips
Spider-Man:Poster: Amazing Fantasy #15 Wall Poster
Spin Angels 3
Ultimate Comics: Armor Wars 2
War Machine 10
Wolverine: Art Appreciation (One-Shot)
Wolverine: First Class 20
Wolverine: Weapon X 6
Wolverine:HC-Comp: Old Man Logan
X-Factor(3) 50
X-Force(3) 20
X-Force/New Mutants: Necrosha
X-Men: Forever 10
X-Men: New Mutants(4) 6

Other Cool Comics
2000 AD:Pack: June 2009 4
Anna Mercury: Artbook 1
Crossed 6
Days Missing 3
First Family: Obamas
Freakangels:HC-GN: 3-
Freakangels:SC-GN: 3-
FVZA: Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency 1
Gold DiggerVol 2 (3) 111
Gold Digger: Peebo Tales: Summer Fun Special 6
Grimm Fairy Tales: Halloween Special 2009 1
Grimm Fairy Tales: Tales From Wonderland: Mad Hatter 2
Hack/Slash Series 27
Hack/Slash:SC-Comp: 6-Revenge + In Love
Ignition City 5
Legend Of Isis (Bluewater) 5
Michael Jackson Tribute: King of Pop
No Hero:Pack: #0-7 Complete Set 0-7
Pinocchio: Vampire Slayer:SC-GN:
PS 238:SC-Comp: 7-Daughters, Sons + Shrink-Ray Guns
Rockpool Files:SC-GN:
Simpsons: Bart Simpson's Comics 50
Spartacus: Blood And Sand 1
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Donatello: Brain Thief 2
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tales of the TMNT 63
Tom Corbett: Space Cadet 1
Vincent Price Presents: Special: Tingler 1
Warren Ellis' Frankensteins Womb:SC-GN: Warren Ellis + Marek Oleksicki>

Pet Shop of Horrors:SC-GN: Tokyo 6
Tsubasa:SC-GN: Those with Wings(tkp) 3

Cool Books
Fat Freddy's Cat:SC-Comp: Omnibus
The Spider:SC: 13-Girasol Pulp Doubles: Death and the Spider 13

Comic Shop News:Promo-Bundle: 1167
Doctor Who:Mag: Special 23
Heavy Metal Magazine<2k> 128
Hi-Fructose Magazine Quarterly 13
Previews(19) 1647
Simpsons Classics Magazine 22
Video Watchdog:Mag: 152
Wizard: The Comics Magazine 218
Wizard: The Comics Magazine: Funfare

Statues + Other Cool Stuff
Batman:Bisque: Black and White Mini-Statue
Classic Marvel Figurine Coll Mag: 105-Doc Samson
Classic Marvel Figurine Coll Mag: Special 15
Daredevil:Journal: Vintage Marvel Journal
DC Superhero:Fig: Figurine Coll Mag: 38-Guy Gardner
Iron Man:Bisque: Hulkbuster Armor Statue


Futurama:Fig: Series 7 Asst
Marvel:Fig: Universe 3.75" Asst
Star Wars:Fig: Basic Asst



TONY LEE signing at JHU October 28!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

British writer TONY LEE will be signing EXCLUSIVELY at Jim Hanley's Universe on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28!

On Wednesday, October 28 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm we will have Tony Lee, writer of the Dr. Who from IDW! But that's not all - Tony is also promoting his new webcomic with Stefano Martino from DC/Zuda, Where Evils Dare! If you go over to Zuda.com right now and vote for Where Evils Dare and it wins the competition to be the next book to cross over into print, Tony will name a character in honor of JHU - Sgt. Hanley! Wicked cool, right? So check out Where Evils Dare on Zuda, the new Dr. Who ongoing from IDW, and drop by Jim Hanley's Universe this Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 to meet Tony Lee! Woot!



SPEAK ON IT - The New JHU Discussion Group Begins 11/4!

Coming Wednesday, NOVEMBER 4th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, a truly exciting event for lovers of sequential art: Charles M. Bradley and J. Edward Jackson present Graphic Novels: Speak On It! This new monthly discussion group will be your venue to express your views with other readers and share your passion with people who are new to the art form! Everything will be discussed in a fun and insightful manner in our great event space, the JHU Underground!

Don't miss out! Be heard! Speak on it! The first book to be discussed is the modern classic, Y: The Last Man Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra! Exclusively at Jim Hanley's Universe - Where Art and Literature Meet!


Rich Hafstead, My Partner

Friday, October 23, 2009

Rich Hafstead was my business partner for a quarter century and my friend for nearly thirty years. He died last week. His death is a tremendous loss for me personally, for his family, for our extended family of staff and friends, and for those who have supported our business ventures over the years.

Since opening our first store in 1985, Jim Hanley's Universe has been a labor of love for both of us. As Rich would say, it had to be, as it was sure never very profitable. We've tried, with our many dedicated staff members, to provide a friendly, comfortable place for our customers, many of whom became our friends, to shop for the comics and other great merchandise we love to sell.

Over the years, many have mistaken the store with my name on the sign for a product solely of my imagination. This has always been a false notion, but one Rich was comfortable with. He was also comfortable with me having to deal with the false celebrity that naming a business after oneself brings with it.

I'm not sure that I ever was able to convey to people, though, just how important Rich was to the enterprise. In essence, there could never have been a Jim Hanley's Universe without him. As my previous comics retailing business partnership failed, late in 1984, there was little likelihood that I would continue to sell comics. Rich stepped in, though, and committed to help me start a new store, on which we plastered my name.

(As that previous store was being set up, Rich had no patience for the epic debates between my then-partners and me over a store name. Rich just said, "I'd call it Jim's Comics and be done with it." A few years later, he got his wish, more or less.)

Over the years, the business (and our friendship) went through many ups and downs, but we always maintained a fundamental respect for one another and an absolute trust that each had the other's back.

I believe that Rich should be remembered as a good, honorable man, who would never deliberately hurt anyone. Even when we were confronted with dishonest and unethical treatment by others, Rich never bore a grudge. We laughed together through adversity and our friendship escaped relatively unscathed.

My first business partnership was with a dear childhood friend and that friendship suffered irreparable harm from the strains caused by being in business together. Rich and I managed to overcome many of these same strains, even though there were some emotional injuries sustained by each of us along the way.

Rich's natural mathematical bent was a tremendous help in our years as partners. When there was an issue of whether we should take a risk or try something new, Rich could be depended on to ask the tough questions and to do the math to test my dreams' chances of succeeding.

When we were confronted by fixture manufacturers, who couldn't deliver in a timely way, nor at an affordable price, Rich taught himself carpentry and rudimentary electrical wiring, so he could build what we needed.

He was tireless, working very long hours, often by himself, to build out our stores and keep them in business. In recent years, as his health deteriorated, he had to scale back on his marathon work days and his "do-it-all-myself" ways. He always wanted to be everywhere, all the time, but in the process of doing that, he sacrificed his own health too often.

In earlier years, Rich often quoted something he had read somewhere to the effect that every successful business needed a dreamer, a businessman, and a son of a bitch. Then, he'd pause before asking, with a wink, "Where the Hell are we going to find a businessman?"

Now, we're on our own. Ron Hill, who was my very first employee, and Nick Purpura, who was one of my first customers (both on our very first day at The Merchant of Venus, in 1983) continue to run things. With them, I hope that Jim Hanley's Universe can continue past our twenty-fifth anniversary, next May, to our thirtieth, fortieth and fiftieth anniversaries, serving our original customers into their old age and their children and grand-children into theirs. We have always said we want to sell you your comics for the rest of your lives. I hope we can continue to do that as well or better than we have done up until now.

And, as Rich would implore, "a bit more profitably, please."

Jim Hanley


Weekly Checklist for Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Ahoy! Here are the comics, graphic novels, manga, books, action figures, statues, magazines and more coming to Jim Hanley's Universe Wednesday, October 29, 2009.


Archie {Comics} 602
Avengers: Dark Avengers 10
Blackest Night: Superman 3
Brave And the Bold (2) 28
Dark Reign: The List: Hulk (One Shot) 1
Hulk: Incredible Hulk (1) 603
Justice League of America(4) 38
Noir:SC-GN: 1
Scalped:SC-Comp: 5-High Lonesome
Spider-Man: The Amazing Spider-Man 609
Sugarshock (One Shot)
The Stand: Soul Survivors 1

The FULL Checklist can be seen after the jump.

Archie Comics
Archie {Comics} 602
Archie: Betty and Veronica Double Digest 175
Archie: Sonic Universe 9
Archie: Tales From Riverdale Digest 35

Dark Horse Comics
Beasts of Burden 2
Citizen Rex 4
Noir:SC-GN: 1
Simpsons:Bisque: Classic Character: 2-Lisa Simpson
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 46
Sugarshock (One Shot)
Zero Killer 6

DC Comics
Air 14
Batman Confidential 35
Batman: Arkham Asylum:SC-Comp: Living Hell Slott + Sook>
Batman: Azrael(2) 1
Batman: Streets Of Gotham 5
Batman: The Outsiders (2) 23
Batman: The Unseen 2
Blackest Night: Superman 3
Brave And the Bold (2) 28
DCU: Halloween 09
Ex Machina 46
Final Crisis: Aftermath: Dance 6
Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds:HC-Comp:
Gears of War:HC-Comp: 1-
Hellblazer 260
House of Secrets:SC-Comp: Showcase Presents 2
Jonah Hex:SC-Comp: 7-Lead Poisoning
Justice League of America(4) 38
Power Girl 6
Question:SC-Comp: 5-Riddles
Scalped:SC-Comp: 5-High Lonesome
Scooby-Doo(7) 149
Storming Paradise:SC-Comp:
Supergirl(5) 46
Superman/Batman 65
Superman:SC-Comp: Adventures Of Flamebird & Nightwing
Tiny Titans 21
Two Flowers for the Dragon:SC-GN: 5
Uncle Sam:HC-Comp: Deluxe
Vigilante(3) 11
World of Warcraft 24

Dynamite Entertainment
Garth Ennis' Battlefields:HC-Comp: 1
Lone Ranger and Tonto 3
Savage Tales:SC-Comp: ST of Red Sonja

IDW Publishing
Buffy: Angel vs. Frankenstein
Buffy: Spike:SC-Comp: Omnibus
Frankenstein Mobster:SC-Comp: 1
GI Joe(8) 10
GI Joe: Movie: Snake Eyes 1
Last Resort 3
Star Trek: Nero 3
Star Trek:SC-Comp: Missions End
Transformers: Tales of the Fallen 3
Waiting Place:SC-GN:

Image Comics
Chew 5
Cowboy Ninja Viking 1
Hip Flask: Elephantman 22
Invincible 67
Mice Templar(2): Destiny 4
Spawn 195
Underground 2

Marvel Comics
Avengers: Dark Avengers 10
Avengers: Mighty Avengers 30
Captain America:HC-Comp: Road to Reborn Premeire<49,50,600,601> Brubaker + Ross>
Dark Reign: The List: Avengers (One Shot) 1 <2nd>
Dark Reign: The List: Hulk (One Shot) 1
Dominic Fortune 3
Hulk: Incredible Hulk (1) 603
Iron Man: Invincible Iron Man 19
Lockjaw And the Pet Avengers:HC-Comp
Marvel Masterworks:HC-Comp: Inhumans 1
Marvel Masterworks:HC-Comp: Inhumans 1
Punisher: Noir 3
Runaways:SC-Comp: Rock Zombies
Runaways:SC-GN: Marvel Adventures 9
Skrull Kill Krew(2) 5
Spider-Man: The Amazing Spider-Man 609
Spider-Man:SC-Comp: Death + Dating<578-583/ann> E+HB>
Spider-Woman(4) 2
The Stand: Soul Survivors 1
Thor: Tales of Asgard 6
Thunderbolts (1) 137
Thunderbolts:SC-Comp: Burning Down the House<126-129> Diggle + De La Torre>
War Machine:SC-Comp: Iron Heart 1 <1-5/dr:nn> Pak + Manco>
Wolverine(3): Dark Wolverine 79
Wolverine: Origins 41
Wolverine:HC-Comp: Dark Wolverine: 1<>
Wolverine:HC-Comp: Noir Prem
X-Men: Deadpool: Merc with A Mouth 4
X-Men: Deadpool:Posterbook
X-Men: Legacy(2) 228

Other Cool Comics
Arsenic Lullaby: Pulp Edition Omega
Beautiful Creatures 2
Drunk:HC-Comp: A Comic About Bar Stories
Dvorak Zine
Echo:SC-Comp: TM: 3-<#1-6> Terry Moore>
Farscape: Gone + Back 4
Female Force: Oprah Winfrey 7
Grimm Fairy Tales 42
Grimm Fairy Tales: Escape From Wonderland 2
Herman the Manatee 2
I'd Sure Like Some Fucking Pancakes
King Cat 70 John Porcellino>
Lenore:HC-Comp: Noogies Color Ed
Omulan Drama
Phase 7 14
Pinstripe Bloodbath: Anthology of Gangland Violence by Chica
Poe(3) 4
Political Power: Joe Biden 3
Puppy Power: Bo Obama
Resurrection(2) 4
Robotika: For A Few Rubles More 3&4
Salem's Daughter 2
Simpsons Comics 159
Swordsmith Assassin 3
The Rippers 1
Titanium Rain: Relaunch 1&2
Wolfskin:HC-Comp: 1
Wolfskin:SC-Comp: 1

Viz Media
Dragon Ball Z:SC-GN: Big Ed 5
Naoki Urasawa's 20th Century Boys:SC-GN: 5-
Rin-ne:SC-GN: 01 1
Vagabond:SC-GN: Vizbig Ed 5

Cool Books
A Family Secret:HC-GN: Eric Huevel>
Art of Osamu Tezuka:HC: God of Manga
Aya:HC-GN: The Secrets Come Out
Ctrl+Alt+Del:SC-GN: 2-Darwin Would Be Proud
Darkstalkers:SC: Tribute
Dilbert:SC-Comp: 14 Years of Loyal Service in a Fabric Cover
Doonesbury:SC-Comp: Tee Time in Berzerkistan
Johnny Cash:SC-GN: I See A Darkness
Lucky Luke:SC-GN: 17-Apache Canyon
Lucky Luke:SC-GN: 18-The Escort
Map of My Heart:HC-GN:
Marvel Comics Encyclopedia:HC: Updated and Expanded<70>
Star Wars:HC: Lego Star Wars Visual Dictionary
Star Wars:SC: BFI Film Classics
Talking Lines:HC-GN:
The Search:HC-GN:
Wizard:HC-Comp: Alex Ross Millennium Edition (Updated) 0
Zits:SC-Comp: Lust and Other Uses for Spare Hormones
Zombie Survival Guide:SC-GN: Recorded Attacks
Zombies:SC: A Record of the Year of Infection

Alter Ego:Mag:(2) 89
Comic Shop News:Promo-Bundle: 1166
Comics Buyer's Guide:Mag: 1660
Monster Bash 9
Tomart's:Mag: Action Figure Digest 181

Emily the Strange:Poster: I Want You
Emily the Strange:Poster: Strange Fiction
Emily the Strange:Poster: Welcome to My Nightmare
Empire State Building:Poster: Photo
Ghostbusters:Poster: Who Ya Gonna Call?
James Dean:Poster: Photo

Statues + Other Cool Stuff
Disney:Fig: Alice in Wonderland: Cheshire Cat Goth Vinyl
Heroes of the DCU:Bisque: Aquaman Bust
Hulk:Bisque: Red Hulk Statue
Superman:Mug: 16oz Travel Mug
Superman:Mug: 18oz Sculpted Mug
Wonder Woman:Tin: Small Vintage Comic Tin

Ame Comi:Fig: Batgirl V.2 Vinyl Figure
Ame Comi:Fig: Catwoman V.2 Vinyl Figure
Blackest Night:Fig: 1-Balanced Case Asst 1
Kill Audio:Fig: Bloody
Kill Audio:Fig: Monotone
Star Trek:Prop: TWOK: Phaser
Star Wars:Bank: Yoda Figure Bank
Where the Wild Things Are:Fig: VCD: Bull
Where the Wild Things Are:Fig: VCD: Carol
Where the Wild Things Are:Fig: VCD: Douglas
Where the Wild Things Are:Fig: VCD: Ira
Where the Wild Things Are:Fig: VCD: Judith
Where the Wild Things Are:Fig: VCD: KW
Where the Wild Things Are:Fig: VCD: Max + Alexander
World of Warcraft:Fig: Deluxe Illidan (Demon Form)

Trading Cards + CCG’s
Mario Kart Fun Packs: Trading Cards
Yu-Gi-Oh!:CCG: Ancient Prophecy Special Edition



Remembering Rich Hafstead

Remembering Rich Hafstead

On October 8th 2009, Rich passed away at the age of 53. Rich was a beloved brother and uncle, and a founder of Jim Hanley's Universe, renowned as one of the world's best comic book retailers.

Come share your memories of Rich at an Irish wake for our Austro-Norwegian brother on Sunday, October 25th, 3:00PM at The JHU Underground, Jim Hanley's Universe, 4 West 33rd Street, New York, NY 10001.

All are invited.

Call Ron Hill or Nick Purpura for more information at 212-268-7088.

Or drop them an email at ronehill@gmail.com or npurpura@aol.com


Weekly Checklist for Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Ahoy! Here are the comics, graphic novels, manga, books, action figures, statues, magazines and more coming to Jim Hanley's Universe Wednesday, October 14, 2009.


Act-I-Vate Primer:HC-Comp:
Adventure Comics 3 <#506 var cov> Johns + Manapul/Henry>
Art Of Osamu Tezuka:HC: God Of Manga
Blackest Night: Batman 3
Doctor Who: Ongoing 4
Green Lantern Corps 41
Liberty Comics: A CBLDF Benefit Book(One Shot) 2
Marvels Project 3
Walking Dead (2) 66
Wolverine:HC-Comp: Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk
X-Men: Deadpool(4) 900

The FULL Checklist can be seen after the jump.

Archie Comics
Archie and Friends 136
Archie Digest Magazine 258

Boom! Studios
28 Days Later 3
Anchor 1
Disney: Uncle Scrooge 384
Farscape: Dargos Trial 3

Dark Horse Comics
Gantz:SC-GN 7
Hellboy: BPRD: 1947 4
Hellboy: Wild Hunt 7
Kull:SC-Comp: 1-Shadow Kingdom 1
Mister X:SC-Comp: Condemned
Star Wars: Invasion 0

DC Comics
Adventure Comics 3
Air:SC-Comp: 2- 2 <>
Batgirl(3) 3
Batman 691
Batman: Detective Comics: Annual 11
Batman: Red Robin 5
Batman:SC-Comp: Chronicles: 8 8
Blackest Night 1 <3rd>
Blackest Night: Batman 1 <3rd>
Blackest Night: Batman 2 <2nd>
Blackest Night: Batman 3
Blood And Water:SC-Comp
Booster Gold: All New (2) 25
DMZ 46
Fables 89
Final Crisis: Aftermath: Escape 6
Gen 13(4) 32
Green Arrow/Black Canary 25
Green Lantern Corps 41
Heavy Liquid:SC-Comp:
House of Mystery: Halloween Annual 1
JSA: JSA vs Kobra: Engines Of Faith 5
Justice League of America:HC-Comp: 6-When Worlds Collide 6
Justice League: Cry for Justice 3 <2nd>
R.E.B.E.L.S. (2) 9
Red Herring 3
Sandman:HC-Comp: Absolute Death
Scalped 32
Secret Six(2) 14
Shield(2) 2
Stormwatch PHD:SC-Comp: Worlds End
Super Friends 20
Superman: Action Comics 882
Titans (2) 18
Trinity:SC-Comp: 3
Unwritten 6

Dynamite Entertainment
Army of Darkness/Xena:SC-Comp: 2-What Again? 2
Battlestar Galactica: Galactica 1980 2
Blackbeard: Legend of the Pyrate King 1
Red Sonja(6) 49
Red Sonja:HC-Comp: 7-Death 7 <>
The Boys 35

Fantagraphics Books
Mome:SC-Comp 16 <>
You Are There:HC-GN:

IDW Publishing
Act-I-Vate Primer:HC-Comp:
Beyond the Wall 1
Buffy: Angel: Only Human 3
Clive Barker's Seduth 1 <3-d> Barker/Monfette + Rodriguez>
Doctor Who: Ongoing 4
GI Joe: Origins 8
Groom Lake:SC-Comp:
Hammer of the Gods:SC-Comp: IDW: 1-Mortal Enemy 1
Jon Sable, Freelance: Ashes of Eden 1
Life Undead
Star Trek: Spock: Reflections 4
Star Trek:HC-Comp: Countdown
Star Trek:SC-Comp: Crew
Transformers: All Hail Megatron 16
Veil 4

Image Comics
Astounding Wolf-Man 19
G-Man: Cape Crisis 3
Godland 29
Hector Plasm: Totentatz (One Shot)
Liberty Comics: A CBLDF Benefit Book 2
Perhapanauts: Halloween Spooktacular(One Shot)
Walking Dead (2) 66

Marvel Comics
1602:HC-Comp: New World/Fantastick Four
Anita Blake:HC-Comp: 1-Vh Guilty Pleasures
Daredevil:SC-Comp: Brubaker/Lark: 6-Return of the King<>
Ender's Game: Command School 2
Hulk: Incredible Hercules(2) 136
Iron Man: Invincible Iron Man 17 <2nd>
Iron Man: The Iron Protocols (One-Shot)
Marvel Adventures: Super Heroes 16
Marvel Super Hero Squad 2
Marvel Zombies(5): Return: Iron Man 2
Marvel Zombies:HC-Comp 4
Marvels Project 3
Mephisto vs.:HC-Comp<>
Mephisto vs.:HC-Comp<>
Moon Knight:SC-Comp: 5 5
Nomad: Girl Without A World 2
Pride + Prejudice:HC-Comp
Punisher(7) 75
Runaways:SC-Comp: 2-Teenage Wasteland 2
Spider-Man: Ultimate Comics 2 <2nd>
Spider-Man: Web of Spider-Man (2) 1
Wolverine:HC-Comp: Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk
X-Men: Deadpool(4) 15 <2nd>
X-Men: Deadpool(4) 900
X-Men: First Class: Uncanny X-Men 4
X-Men: Forever 9
X-Men: GeneXt: United 5
X-Men: The Uncanny X-Men 516
X-Men:SC-Comp: Uncanny X-Men: Manifest Destiny

Other Cool Comics
Anna Mercury(2) 2
Asylum of Horrors:SC-GN: 2
EC:HC-Comp: Archives: 1-Frontline Combat 1
Female Force:SC-Comp: 1- 1
Gravel 14
Judge Dredd Megazine 289
Knights of the Dinner Table:SC-Comp: Bundle 27
Looking Glass Wars: Hatter M:SC-GN: 2-Mad with Wonder 2
Ninja High School (3) 174
Odysseus the Rebel:SC-GN:
PS 238 41
Soulfire: Volume Two 1
Space Ace: Don Bluth's(3) 1
Space Ace: Don Bluth's(3) 2
Space Ace: Don Bluth's(3) 3
Tick:SC-Comp:Maneating Cow/Chainsaw Vigilante Complete Works
Vampirella: Second Coming 2 Hester + Sampere>
Vincent Price Presents:SC-Comp: 1 1
We Kill Monsters 4
Weird Fishes:SC-GN:

Viz Media
Battle Angel Alita:SC-GN: Last Order 12
Boys Over Flowers:SC-GN: Jewelry Box
Inu-Yasha:SC-GN: 41

Cool Books
Art Of Osamu Tezuka:HC: God Of Manga
Doc Savage:SC-Novel: 30-Double Novel 30
Shadow:SC-Novel: 31-Double Novel 31
Zombie Survival Guide:SC-GN: Recorded Attacks

Comic Shop News:Promo-Bundle: 1165
Comics Revue:Mag: 1
Doctor Who:Mag: 413
Lee's Toy Review:Mag: 203
Lost:Mag: Official Magazine 25
ToyFare: The Toy Magazine 148

Statues + Other Cool Stuff
Batman:Bisque: Batman Family: Multi Part Statue Part 1

Barack Obama:Bank: Change Bust Bank
DC:Fig: 13-Inch Deluxe Collector
Domo:Plush: Jumbo Plush
Ghostbusters:Bank: Slimer Bust Bank
JLA: Identity Crisis:Fig: Classics: Series 1 1
Marvel Select:Fig: Captain Marvel
Terminator 2:Fig: T-800 Endoskeleton Type I<1/12>
Terminator 2:Fig: T-800 Endoskeleton Type II<1/12>
Wolverine:Fig: Super Hero Squad Battle Pack Asst 200903
Wolverine:Fig: X-Men Origins Movie Action Figure



EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: The 10/08 Kill Audio Signing with CLAUDIO SANCHEZ!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Claudio Sanchez (of Coheed and Cambria), Chondra Echert, and Sheldon Vella signed copies of their new BOOM studios comic Kill Audio today at our Manhattan location, and we have the EXCLUSIVE photos!

All photos by Jeffrey O. Gustafson. Click here to see the photos individually.



UPDATED! DIG COMICS Screening and Discussion 11/14!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Updated 10/25!

Jim Hanley's Universe presents an EXCLUSIVE screening of the award-winning documentary (and comics evangelism project) DIG COMICS with filmmaker Miguel Cima, Saturday, November 14 beginning at 3:00pm at the JHU Underground! This film and this project, are all about getting people to read more comics - Click here for the Dig Comics website and click here to see the trailer for the film!

In addition to this exclusive screening, we will also have an A-List panel discussion with Mr. Cima; Marvel Executive Editor Tom Brevoort; Writer/Editor of the PW Beat Blog, Heidi MacDonald; noted DC writer/editor and founder of Paradox Press, Andy Helfer; author and editor of the Graphic NYC Blog Chris Irving; and author of Superman on the Couch and Disguised as Clark Kent, Danny Fingeroth!

So join us on November 14 for this screening and panel discussion, exclusively at Jim Hanley's Universe, Where Art & Literature Meet!



Weekly Checklist for Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Ahoy! Here are the comics, graphic novels, manga, books, action figures, statues, magazines and more coming to Jim Hanley's Universe Wednesday, October 7, 2009.


Batman and Robin 5
Criminal (3): The Sinners 1
Daredevil(2) 501
Dark Reign: The List: Secret Warriors (One Shot) 1
Haunt 1
Irredeemable 7
Justice League: Cry for Justice 4
Kill Audio 1
Planetary 27
Spider-Man: Ultimate Comics 3
Strange Tales (6) 2
Sweet Tooth 2
War Heroes 3
X-Men: The Astonishing X-Men(3) 31
X-Men: X-Babies 1

The FULL Checklist can be seen after the jump.

Archie Comics
Archie: Betty and Veronica Digest 198
Archie: Jughead's Double Digest 154
Archie: Sonic the Hedgehog (2) 205

Boom! Studios
Cars: Radiator Springs(2) 2
Disney: Walt Disney's Comics and Stories 699
Farscape:HC-Comp: 2-Strange Detractors
Incredibles (3): Series 1
Irredeemable 7
Kill Audio 1

Dark Horse Comics
Applegeeks:SC-Comp: 2
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer(2) 29
Harlequin Valentine:HC-Comp:
Shaman Warrior:SC-GN: 8
Star Wars: Invasion 4
Witchfinder(2): In the Service of Angels 4

DC Comics
Authority: (4): World's End 15
Ballad of A Shinigami:SC-GN: 2
Batman and Robin 1 <4th>
Batman and Robin 2 <3rd>
Batman and Robin 5
Batman Confidential 34
Batman: Annual 27
Batman: The Unseen 1
Cartoon Network Action Pack 42
Doom Patrol(5) 3
Fables:HC-Novel: Peter + Max: A Novel
Fables:SC-Comp: Jack of Fables:6-The Big Book Of War<>
Final Crisis: Aftermath: Run 6
Free Realms 2
Greek Street 4
House of Mystery 18
Jonah Hex (2) 48
Justice League: Cry for Justice 4
Looney Tunes (3) 179
Magog 2
Mighty 9
North 40 4
Oh My Brother:SC-GN: 1
Planetary 27
R.E.B.E.L.S. (2): Annual: Starro the Conqueror 1
Red Tornado 2
Strange Adventures 8
Superman: The World of New Krypton 8
Sweet Tooth 2
Warlord (2) 7

Dynamite Entertainment
Airbrush In Action:Mag: Alex Ross
Masquerade:SC-Comp: 1-
Project Superpowers: Meet the Bad Guys 2
Sherlock Holmes 5
The Boys 35
The Good, The Bad + The Ugly 4

IDW Publishing
30 Days of Night Collectors Set
Bloom County:HC-Comp: 1-Complete Library
Buffy: Angel: After the Fall 26
Buffy: Angel:SC-Comp: Not Fade Away
Desperate Times:SC-Comp: IDW: 1-
Doctor Who: Classics (2) 11
Fallen Angel:(3): Reborn 4
From the Ashes 5
Ghostbusters: Displaced Aggression 2
Grimjack: Manx Cat 3
Star Trek: Romulans: Schism 2
Starstruck 2
Transformers: Best of the UK: Prey 3

Image Comics
Chew 2 <4th>
Chew 3 <3rd>
Chew 4 <2nd>
Haunt 1
I Sell the Dead(One Shot)
Jersey Gods 8
King City 2
Proof 24
Savage Dragon (2) 153
Top Cow:SC-Comp: Bible
War Heroes 3
Witchblade 131 Ron Marz + Stjepan Sejic>

Manga Mania!
Fairy Idol Kanon:SC-GN: 2
Summit Of Gods:SC-GN: 1

Marvel Comics
1602: Spider-Man 1
Black Panther(6) 9
Captain America: Theater of War: Ghosts of My Country
Criminal (3): The Sinners 1
Daredevil(2) 500 <2nd>
Daredevil(2) 501
Dark Reign: The List: Secret Warriors (One Shot) 1
Dark Reign: Zodiac 3
Doctor Voodoo: Avenger of the Supernatural 1
Fantastic Four:SC-Comp: Dark Reign
Ghost Rider:SC-Comp: The Essential Ghost Rider 3
Ghost Riders: Heavens on Fire 3
House of M: Masters of Evil 3
Iron Man: Armor Wars 3
Luke Cage: Noir 3
Marvel Spotlight: Deadpool
Marvel Universe: Official Index 10
Marvel Zombies(5): Return: Spider-Man 1
Models Inc 2
Moon Knight(8): Vengeance Of Moon Knight 2
Spider-Man: The Amazing Spider-Man 608
Spider-Man: Ultimate Comics 3
Starr the Slayer 2
Strange Tales (6) 2
Supreme Power: Nighthawk:HC-Comp
The Torch 2
Thor:SC-Comp: Beta Ray Bill: Godhunter
X-Men Forever:SC-Comp: 1-
X-Men vs. Agents of Atlas 1
X-Men: Cable(3) 19
X-Men: Deadpool(4) 16
X-Men: Noir:SC-Comp<1-4> Van Lente + Calero>
X-Men: The Astonishing X-Men(3) 31
X-Men: X-Babies 1

Other Cool Comics
Absolution 2
Buckaroo Banzai: Hardest of the Hard 1
Captain Action 3.5
Chronicles Of Wormwood: Last Battle 1
Crossed 7
Days Missing 2
Gold Digger: Tiffany and Charlotte: 2nd Semester 3
Incarnate 2
Sullengrey: Sacrifice (Double-Sized) 2
Tick- Mangalicious: Rise of the Setting Sun 3

Viz Media
Dragon Ball:SC-GN: Chapter Book: 4-Carrots Side of Pi
Legend of Zelda:SC-GN: 7
Naruto:SC-GN: The Tests of the Ninja 46
One-Piece:SC-GN 22
Pokemon:SC-GN: Diamond and Pearl Adventure 5
Yu-Gi-Oh!-R:SC-GN 1

Cool Books
Alan Moore:PB: Pocket Essential Series
Conan:SC-Comp: Chronicles of Conan Centenary Ed
Cult Magazines From A To Z:SC:

Comic Shop News:Promo-Bundle: 1164
Fangoria:Mag: 288
G-Fan:Mag: 89
Rue Morgue Magazine 94
Shonen Jump:Mag:(3) 83

Statues + Other Cool Stuff
JLA:Neon Sign: Mini
Women of the DC Universe:Bisque:2-Mera Bust

Batman:Fig: Dark Knight Returns Collector Set
Dexter:Fig: 7-inch Action Figure
Kill Audio:Fig: Vinyl Toy
Marvel:Fig: Universe 3.75" Asst: Secret Wars 25th Ann 2-Pack
Star Trek:Veh: Classic Enterprise NCC-1701 HD
Star Wars:Lightsaber: Force FX:



Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournaments Now at Jim Hanley's Universe! Updated.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

PLEASE NOTE: As of Spring 2010, there will be no more Yu-Gi-Oh! tournaments at the JHU Underground.  Click here for the most recent gaming schedule and updates.


Weekend Roundup: EXCLUSIVE Signings, Performances, Pictures, Interviews and More!

Ahoy! Here are some updates on a few things we have announced over the past week.

Here is this week's checklist for October 7. And here is a complete rundown of all things gaming at JHU. And we have just announced Yu-Gi-Oh! Click here for more!

Click here for all our upcoming events, click here for all our photos, and click here for our interview with Mike McKone!

We've announced a plethora of signings over the last week, so here is a handy dandy guide:

Join Gregg Schigiel and our old friend Jacob Chabot as they sign copies of their new all ages book, X-Babies #1 on Wednesday, October 7! Click here for more!

Writers Claudio Sanchez, Chondra Echert, and illustrator Sheldon Vella will be signing copies of their new BOOM studios comic Kill Audio, EXCLUSIVELY at our Manhattan Location on Thursday, October 8 beginning at 6:00pm! Click here for more!

In a rare New York appearance, Jim Hanley's Universe presents Eric Canete and Stephane Roux, Wednesday, October 14 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, EXCLUSIVELY at our Manhattan Location! Click here for more!

Jim Hanley's Universe and Archaia Studios presents AWAKENING writer Nick Tapalansky and artist Alex Eckman-Lawn! This EXCLUSIVE NYC signing happens at our Manhattan Location on Wednesday, October 28 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm! Click here for more, including how you can get a free print!

Goth-tronic musician and the writer of the comic In Flesh and Spirit, Baron Misuraca will be signing copies of his books and doing a special Devil's Night performance EXCLUSIVELY at our Manhattan Location, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30! Click here for more!


And that's not all, folks! Keep your eyes peeled to the JHU blog because we are announcing even more events over the coming days... Jim Hanley's Universe is New York's Premier Comic Book Store and Gaming Spot - Where Creators and Fans Meet!

And while you are here, check out this new batch of EXCLUSIVE photos from some of our recent events, including the Dan Slott/Amazing Spider-Man 600 release party, the Mike McKone signing, the Giarrusso/Rivera/Brown signing, and the Larry Hama signing! Also check out these flashback photos of Jim Lee, Chriss Cross, Joe Kelly, The Kuberts and more!

And finally, congratulations are in order for our friend Tom Brevoort on successfully attaining a copy of Fantastic Four #1 in his trading experiment! Jim Hanley's Universe was privileged to play a small role in getting this book, and now the book and the remaining comics (including our trade) will be auctioned off to benefit The Hero Initiative, one of the true great causes in our industry. Woot!

That's all for now. As always, stay tuned for more, and I'll see you around the store!


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Exclusive Photos: Larry Hama at JHU 7/30!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Legendary writer Larry Hama signed for lucky fans at our Manhattan location on July 30, and we have the exclusive photos!

All photos by Jeffrey O. Gustafson. Click here to see the photos individually.



EXCLUSIVE Photos: The Giarrusso/Brown/Rivera Event!

Chris Giarrusso, Reilly Brown, and Paolo Rivera!

Chris Giarrusso, Reilly Brown, and Paolo Rivera dropped by our Manhattan Location on September 10, and we have the EXCLUSIVE photos!

All photos by Jeffrey O. Gustafson. Click here to see the photos individually!




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