Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Our deepest sympathy....

Everyone at L.A. Mood's, would like to extend their deepest sympathy to Jeremy Westlake and his family with the passing of Hilda (Deelstra) Westlake, Jeremy's mother, on December 22. She was 57 years old. May she rest in peace.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Boxing Week Sales
December 27, 28,29
Selected comics
3 for $1.00
plus visit our bargain basement, open 12 - 4
for more discounted toys and RPG's
Holiday Hours
Sunday, December 24 open 10AM - 3PM
Closed December 25 & 26
Closed December 31 & January 1st
Speaking of old friends...

Just heard from Joe; Joe used to help us out at the Fraser Mall and on Dundas Street with the "joe" jobs! He used to buy lots of model kits from us, back in the day. We used to display some of his finished kits in the store: 'Mars Attacks', 'Aliens',. He even did up a Ghost Rider kit that someone liked so much they smashed our window on Dundas Street to steal it in the middle of the night! He moved to Edmonton to get work welding. Well, he's given up the"joe" jobs and is using his welding skills to make metal sculptures. I would describe his work as HR Giger-esque with a little bit of Tim Burton. You can visit his website here, if you dare!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Congratulations to Roy!

Nothing like the holidays to hear from old friends or old employees. Some of you might remember Rodrigo, (Roy!) who worked at L.A. Mood's a few years back. He also self published his own comic called The Sublimes. It seems he participated in the 24 Hour Comic Challenge 2006 in October, and his entry was chosen to be one published in the book. This book will be coming out in March and will be advertised in January 2007 Previews. L.A. Mood Comics & Games will be carrying this book and anyone who would like to pre-order it, please let us know before the end of January. You can visit Rodrigo at his blog here.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Final 15th Anniversary Sale!
Thanks for 15 years of business!!!!
December 15 to 31, 2006
20% off
regular priced
Trade Paperbacks
20% off
regular priced
Toys & Statues
Plus other December specials:
50% off all Manga (not including pre-orders)
25% off all DVD's (not including pre-orders)
20% off all regular priced Back Issues

Sunday, December 10, 2006

First snowstorm of the year shuts down London!!!

London transit did not operate at all and people were forced to walk on the streets as they waited for sidewalks to be plowed.

Machine wins over man in snow removal!

We're open! Take that old man winter!!!

Friday, December 08, 2006

Friday Night Magic Cancelled!

Sorry folks, but FNM is cancelled due to the snowstorm. Since the London Transit is shut down for today, Johnathon can't make it in. So the Draft will be next Friday instead, December 15th.

In the mean time, L.A. Mood's is still open, but will probably close early instead of at 8PM today. City Lights and Forest City Coin are also open right now. But it is best to call ahead to make sure before venturing out today. Shoppers Drug Mart is open, but the Scotiabank and the Market is closed. The sidewalks are plowed on Richmond from York to Dundas but not north of Dundas. The streets are looking better, but drivers watch out for pedestrians; many are walking on the street because not all the sidewalks are done yet.

Take care out there and happy snow day!
The Weather outside is Frightfull

Due to the MASSIVE snow fall, FNM will be canceled this week, I will instead hold the draft Next week. Sorry for any inconvience.

Johnathon D. Merrow

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Merry Christmas from all the staff of L.A.Mood's!!!!

We are not looking forward to our annual inventory! So to make our job easier we've decided to mark down the prices NOW of some of the older stuff gathering dust in the corners! Get rid of them now, so we don't have to count them! We marked down trade-paperbacks, and that includes manga, D20 games, toys (Buffy, DC Direct, NBA to name a few), and board games (someone bought 6 games an hour after it had been discounted!) There are some really good deals for the smart shopper!

Also currently we have a 20% off sale on all back issues, 25%off all in stock DVD's and 50% off all manga (not including pre-orders).

Don't forget our final 15th Anniversary Sale! What crazy things do we have planned for December 15th? Well, I am not going to tell you yet ;) You will just have to stay tuned to this blog!!!

FNM This Week

Wooo.... what a week. Last Sunday was the showdown between Worlds Away, L.A. Moods, and The Western Magic Club. What a battle, The Underdogs "Western" came out with the Big V thanks to Jeff Baxter and His great run. In second came Team Worlds Away, with some Impressive Victories form players the likes of Wojo, and Mark. But alas, Team L.A. Moods came in Last with a "good Try team".

Hopefully this is the First of may crossover Tournaments to come.


This Week we have a Draft! Yay Draft. Hopefully we have as good of a turnout as we did last week. 18 players last week, Hopefully this week will be the same.

Next week we will have Standard Play on Dec 15th. This will be the Last FNM till the New Year. Next Week I will have the List for Januarys Events. Thanks All, and Merry Ho Ho.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

December Heroclix Event

Well with the Holiday craziness I haven't had the time to post about how great our Supernova Marquee was, or how much of of a beast the new Thanos unique is (thought that comes probably as little surprise to any one).

And while I did not post this in time for todays event, here's the info on December's remaning Heroclix Event

DEC 9th: Team up Holiday Mixer

Bring any two figures!!!
Each player will be randomly assigned a pair that someone brings in!
No feat cards, Battlefield conditions can still be used

Hope to see all you Heroclix players out there and that everyone has a Happy Holidays

Friday, November 24, 2006


This weeks friday night magic is a standard show down where the winner will have the final spot on team L.A.Moods for the tournament on sunday.

This Sunday the 26th the Tournament between L.A.Moods, Worlds Away, and the Western Magic Club will take place at the Social Sciences Building room #3028 at Western. It will start at 1pm and will go until 7pm.

More good news, December will be sanctioned. I have already recived the prizes, Foil DCI Fire/Ice. WOW! So prepare for some compitition as these cards will surly be sought after.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

National Games Week November 19-25, 2006

To celebrate, all board games this week will be 10% off, and we already have the best prices in town!!!! Also we will have a demo table set up in the store with open games. Take a look inside the box! Sit down, read the instructions and feel the quality of the pieces, try a few rounds. There is so many choices besides Monopoly and Trivial Pursuit! We will have Settlers of Catan, Zombies, and Carcassonne, Risk 2210, and Railroad Tycoon to name a few, on display.

Check out Board Game Geek for reviews and information about games.

Or if you have a favourite board game, please use the comment box to let our readers know.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

New this week:

Civil War #5 is in! Finally!As well as tie-ins New Avengers and Iron Man! Dan's talking about it at the FreePress here.

Marvel Heroclix Supernova! egads it's flying off the shelf!

And creepy and wierd HP Lovecraft series 1 figures! awesome!

Give it a look!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

15th Anniversary Sale!

Head's up on tomorrow's special on the 15th of the month! Since the 15th falls on new comic day, the special is 20% off all new comics!!!!! woo!hoo!

See you all tomorrow!

Monday, November 13, 2006

Nov 26th is the date that has been assigned to the tournament. What tournament you ask? Well how about a battle between Worlds Away, UWO, and L.A.Mood !!
Friday the 17th we will be holding a NON-Sanctioned Draft. The top 4 players will then form Team L.A.Mood and go to face Worlds Away, and UWO's Magic club in a Team Draft. The Prize (other than bragging rights, and possible a shiny belt) is a rare re-draft.
If (because of exams and stuff) I do not have enough players on the 17th, then I will hold the tournament on the 24th of november instead. Hopefully I see you out on Friday, and good luck to all who Participate.

Tourny's for November
Nov 17, Draft qualifying
Nov 24, (Draft qualifying) or Standard
Nov 26, 3-way tournament at UWO
Dec 1, Sanctioned Standard

Just a reminder that FNM tournaments start at 6 pm and are Located at the store. Don't forget to show up early to take advantage of our 50% off magic singles for Tournament participants.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

D&D Day a success!

Many people came out to play D&D! It was great to see new faces, especially the younger ones!Many thanks to our volunteers Jeff, Paul, and Charles for being such great DM's! The winners of the doorprizes were Tim (War Drums booster), John (Eberron Player's Guide), Steve (Blood Wars booster, and our grandprize winner was Jeff (Gargantuan Black Dragon). Congratulations to all! Jeff had such a great time being DM and demo-ing D&D Miniatures Game, that he has decided to run D&D Miniatures Games in the new year!!!!! These games would run on the 3rd Tuesday of every month starting on January 19th. Please feel free to comment on this blog if you are interested or send us an email.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Marvel's Editoral & Business Sense??

Those who are regulars at the store and talk comics with me, know that I sometimes have very concerned thoughts about Marvel's editoral and Business sense as of the last year or so.

well in this review of X-Men Phoenix Warsong #3 at the X-Axis website, kinda sums up how I feel. Click on the link Here

Let me know your thoughts either in the comments section or at the store.

Saturday, October 28, 2006


Timespirl saw its first standard in the underground this week with some surprising turnout. Lots of good deck saw play, but combo seemed to dominate the night as Paul Dobbs came out with a 4 - 0 win for first place, Leaving Larry and I in his trails.

As for right now, I'm still waiting to see if the DCI will get back to me with sanctioning info for november. Regardless of what happens, we are going to play another attack of Standard for the first FNM of November. So bring your decks and prepare for a big beat down!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Heroclix Event Changes for Oct. 28 and November Event schedule

Due to unexpected family events the Heroclix Hallowe'en Battle on the 28th of Oct has been moved to Oct. 30, it will start at 5 pm

if there are any questions, you can leave them in the comments section or contact me through the Wizkids website by my login name there, Remjer_Goth.

Heoclix Events for November

7th Tuesday at 5:00 pm, I have no Clever Title for This One
700 points

11th Yes Sir!!
500 points, must contain at least one character with miltary connections

buy 3 boosters of Supernova and build a force of 300 (or maybe 400) points

25th Fan Favorite
1000 points with 5 action per turn

thank you for patience and I hope to see you clix players out there

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Friday Night Magic: GOODBYE KAMIGAWA!

This week was the final type 2 tourny with the Infamous KAMIGAWA BLOCK. That means no more jittes or Kokusho's or even Heartbeat. YAY ! Nows the time to make way for Time Spiral. Already the forums are buzzing with activity try to peice together the Next Big Standard Deck. So far I think combo will be the way to go. Easy to pull off combos with Enduring Renewal, Wild Cantor and Grapeshot have already shown me a thing or two. Although Agrro may just get the boost it needs to be a major contendor. All will be revealed soon. This week we have a Sealed Event. That means 1 Tournament Pack of Time Spiral, and 2 boosters of any Type 2 you want. Why do i say any. Well seeing as it is the first time Time Spiral will be played in type 2, I thought it might be a great idea to let players see what works best with Time Spiral. As for me, I'll be playing Stright Time Spiral, "Gotta get those Blooms!"

Tuesday, October 17, 2006


"We are please to announce our plans for D&D Day on Saturday, November 4th, 2006, despite the fact that Wizards of the Coast ran out of retailer kits and will not confirm our official participation! We've participated in D&D Day for the last 2 years, and we will proceed with our plans" says L.A. Mood's spokesperson, Comicbooklady.

Participants can sign up for a time slot to play D&D or D&D Miniatures. The time slots are 10AM, 1PM, or 3PM. "New players are welcome, we will have 'floating DM's', who will be ready to bring together a group of players, as well, we are inviting DM's to bring their group to play at L.A. Mood's." Why play at L.A. Mood's when one could play at home? Atmosphere! Nothing like a basement full of gamers having a good time! Meet new people!! Prizes! There will be door prizes for each time slot, as well as a grand prize, a Black Gargantuan Dragon to be won!!!! Sales! Of course D&D stuff will be discounted that day!

Sign up today! Just drop us an email (we need to know name, time slot, number of players, RPG or Miniatures game and experienced or beginner player) or pick up the sign-up forms at L.A. Mood's. Please let us know if you would like to volunteer as a 'floatng DM'.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

15th Anniversary Sale Head's Up!

This month's Anniversary special is 10% off new issue comics and trade paperbacks! And if you already get a membership discount that will be another 10% off on top! What a deal! October 15th only! Why wouldn't anybody like sunday shopping? Parking on the street is free on Sundays!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Friday Night Magic !! and Timespiral !!

The Oct 6th Friday Night Magic saw the first Draft of the new set Timespiral, and WOW was ever a draft. Almost none of the players had seen any of the cards before they cracked their first booster, which made for a very intresting event. With timespiral becoming legal as of the 20th of october, the draft was a peek into the future to come. With power cards like Magus of the Disk and Ancestral Visions, Timespiral is sure to shake up Standard play like no set has in years. The Timeshifted cards may be as powerful in Standard as the new set itself. With the printing of Bad Moon and Undead Warchief, you can be sure to see the return of Mono-Black decks.
Speaking of October 20th, We have a Sealed Deck tourny for our FNM. This will Include Timespiral. In fact the by in will be 1 Tournament pack of Timespiral and 2 boosters of your choice from the Ravnica Block.
As for next Friday, Its Standard. So show up and play for a chance to win a FNM Arrogant Wurm!
HorroClix League Winner gets Convention Exclusive Cthulhu

Our Zombie Master Steve Nyenhuis, in co-operation with L.A. Moods Comics & Games, is going to award the convention Exclusive Cthulhu to the best Horroclix player. How does one beco
me the best Horroclix player you ask? All games from October till December 14th will be treated as a league, with everyone's point totals being tallied till Dec. 14th. The player with the most points wins The Mighty & Terrible Cthulhu. If that wasn't enough excitement, the Game on the 14th of Dec. is a battle against Cthuthlu! The damage being done him counts toward your point total for the end of the league.

Hope to see all you Horroclix players out there

Sunday, October 08, 2006

More Lego Fans!

I found another customer with a Lego hobby! Zoomboy has made some badass comic figure legos. Check out his cool Ghost Rider here. He is currently working on a Star Wars stop motion movie with Legos. Updates to this project can be found at his website

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Girls and Comics

Are you a girl and do you like comics? Add your 2 cents to the debate of whether or not comics are a guy thing. Dan Brown of the London Free Press asks the big question here.

Here's a quick list of my favourites (some are current, some are done)
Y the Last Man
Alias (not the TV show)
Books of Magic
Simpsons Comics
The Dark Knight Returns
Superman: Red Son
Civil War
Civil War Frontline
Shade the Changing Man
Scary Godmother

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Dr Who Day at L.A. Mood's

On September 16, L.A. Mood's and the Brethren from Time and Space were happy to host a Dr Who Fan appreciation day.

Fans brought in some of their favourite memorabilia and were able to watch some new and old episodes as well as a documentary, 30 Years in the Tardis.

Here at L.A. Mood's we've seen a warm reception to the latest Dr Who and people are anxious to see the latest season. I've seen some argue that Dr Who is better than Star Trek! Imagine that...maybe Firefly is better than Star Trek...but Dr Who...I am not so sure. (We welcome your comments :)

Ray from the Brethren of Time and Space

Local fans enjoying some Dr Who episodes.

Display of Dr Who stuff, featuring some really cool Daleks and a Tardis made from Lego!

Made by Marlon, you can check out other cool Lego creations at

Saturday, September 23, 2006

This weeks Friday Night Magic Put our players Extended skills to the test. After 4 rounds of play Carl came out on top with an undefeted streak going 4 - 0.
Friday sept 29 sees a sealed tournament with 1 Ravnica tournament pack and a Dessension and Guildpact booster to build with.
Don't forget to come early to take advantage of our 50% off Magic Singles for tournament players.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Which Side are you On?

Now that Civil War #4 has shipped and on store shelves, People have had a chance to see how each part of the Marvel Universe has acted in this Civil War, so now with you have had a chance to get more information, lets ask that question Marvel been asking since the beginning of year almost.

Whose Side are you on?

A: With Iron Man and the Pro-Registration Side

B: With Captain
America and the Anti-Registration Side

C: With the X-Men getting their act together and blasting the Sentinels off their front lawn, and telling off O*N*E (aka the government)

D: I don't need no Civil War

We look forward to your responses

Saturday, September 16, 2006

HorrorClix Tournament Schedule September 2006
Thursdays at 5:30 PM

September 21 - "A Sticky Situation"
September 28 - "Call An Exterminator"

October 5 - "Said the Spider to the Fly"

See also Wiz Kids Games link in the sidebar.
HeroClix Tournaments September/October 2006
Saturdays at 11 AM

September 23 - 500 pts - "Good Olde Fist Fight"
September 30 - 1000 pts - " Chaos Battle 2: The Sequel"

October 3 - 1000 pts - "Fan Favourite"
October 14 - 700 pts - "Assault & Defend"
October 21 - Supernova New Guy Event:
New Player receives a free Limited Edition Silver Centurion Iron Man!
October 28 - 600 pts - "Halloween Battle"

See also Wiz Kids Games link in sidebar.
Friday Night Magic Schedule September/October 2006
Fridays at 6:00 PM
Participating Players can buy Magic singles for 50% off on Fridays at 5:30 PM

September 22 - Extended
September 29 - Sealed Deck

October 6 - Booster Draft
October 13 - Standard
October 20 - Sealed Deck

Please note for more information regarding FNM check the link in the sidebar.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Classic Corny Cover!
or Bring Back the Word Balloons, Baby!

In case you can't read it on line I'll transcribe the cover dialogue of "Supergirl starring in Adventure Comics #388 featuring---"The Romance MACHINE!"

-Be with you in a minute, darling... as soon as I finish dressing!
....He doesn't dream his date, Linda Danvers, is Supergirl!

-Take your time, Linda Baby!
....She doesn't dream I'm a computer, programmed by Brainiac to break her heart!

It's classic! Did you check out the ruffles?! Groovy! and that sophisticated computer on his chest...mmm...Analog!

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Horrorclix Update!!

Well... I must of heard wrong, cause our shippment of Horrorclix is here!!!

The mins in the the starter look fantastic. So these will be on sale tomorrow, Wed Aug. 30th.

Let the terror begin

Monday, August 28, 2006

Horrorclix & D&D Minis: Icons Colossal Red Dragon in Friday!

After talking to our supplier this afternoon, I can let everyone know, that the Horrorclix Starter, Boosters, and the The Colossal Red Dragon for the D&D Minis, will arrive at the store and will be out for sale this Friday, Sept.1!!.

It's gonna be weekend of miniature gaming maddness here.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Heads up on September's 15th Anniversary Sale!

We will be having a sale on back issues on September the 15 and 16. Regular back issues will be 50% off and premium back issues will be 25% off!

Also on Saturday, September 16th, we will be having a Dr. Who Day! Bring in your favourite Dr Who collectables for display! Stay and watch some episodes! More details to follow as they become available.
Newest Heroclix Info & a look to Horrorclix's future

The Release date for the next Heroclix set, Marvel Supernova has been moved from Oct. 25 to Nov. 15 2006.
the cause of the relase date change is so that Wizkids can enforce it new quality measures on Supernova. (which after some Sinister problems is good news imo) The Press release can be read here. Also from the same press release are the dates for the next New Guy Night (or day as we have events usually at 11 am), which will be Oct. 21 Sat. The limited edition give away this time will the "Silver Centurion" Iron Man. The Supernova marquee is tentatively planned for the 16th of Nov.

Also at this time we are coming closer & closer to Horrorclix's launch date of Aug. 30, the store will be running events for new game, as we have an envoy or "Zombie Master" signed up to run events, be on the lookout fo flyers for the first event.

Also I found some info about a future release that may interest people. Now be aware we have no release date yet, and I'm guess it will be sometime in 2007 but there will be AVP Alien Queen Horrorclix piece! the best part is that it will be sold in retail locations (like us). So be sure to pick up a clixbrick (12 boosters) of the first set of Horrorclix, so you can not only get a discount, but first dibs on the AVP Aliens collector's set from Wizkids.

Sad news today for Stargate fans

August 22, 2006
The Sci Fi Channel has announced that Stargate SG-1 will end after the current season, after ten years and 215 episodes. It will end as the longest-running science fiction series in the history of American television.

Stargate Atlantis will continue, and a third series is also in development.

Monday, August 21, 2006

This press release is from Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc:

(Baltimore, MD) -- August 15, 2006 -- Free Comic Book Day is set to be celebrated around the world on May 5, 2007. Traditionally held the first Saturday in May, the event will both celebrate and raise awareness of this unique art form by giving visitors to approximately 2,000 participating comic book specialty stores a free comic book with no purchase required! Free Comic Book Day 2007 will coincide with opening weekend of Sony's North American release of the highly anticipated comic-based movie, Spider-Man 3, starring Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst. “In today’s society, it’s our pop culture that continues to draw people together,” said Free Comic Book Day spokesperson Elissa Lynch. “Free Comic Book Day celebrates one of the major foundations of pop culture and energizes a new generation of comic book readers." Dozens of comic book publishers will contribute a wide variety of free titles for 2007’s event, with something for every age, reading level, and taste. Many families and friends use the day as a way to explore the world of comic books in a fun-filled setting. Free Comic Book Day generates a significant amount of interest from local communities, as evidenced by the fact that 75% of comic shops report that they gained new customers as a result of the 2006 Free Comic Book Day promotion. Free Comic Book Day was originated by comic shop retailer Joe Field, and is supported by Diamond Comic Distributors, comic shops, and leading publishers such as Dark Horse Comics, DC Comics, Image Comics and Marvel Comics as a way to celebrate the medium, unite the community, thank current readers and, most importantly, invite new readers to visit their local comics shops and explore the variety of stories available in comic form.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Ooops, I spoke too soon! Marvel announces Civil War delays.

Direct from Marvel Mailer #13

Over the next few weeks, the CIVIL WAR proper title and a few of the
tie in books that are closely related to the story in the main book
will be shipping later than originally planned. In an attempt to
accommodate the creative team of Millar and McNiven and maintain the
artistic integrity and high standards of the event, we will be shifting
the following titles:

CIVIL WAR 4 (JUN061952; $2.99) moves to 9/20
moves to 9/20
moves to 9/20
FANTASTIC FOUR 540 (JUN061961; $2.99)
moves to 9/20
CIVIL WAR FRONT LINE 6 (JUN061955; $2.99)
moves to 9/27
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 535 (JUN061938; $2.99)
moves to 9/27
CIVIL WAR FRONT LINE 7 (JUL061956; $2.99) moves to 10/11
CIVIL WAR 5 (JUL061952; $2.99)
moves to 11/15
moves to 11/15
CIVIL WAR 5 TURNER SKETCH VARIANT (JUL061954; $2.00) moves to 11/15
CIVIL WAR FRONT LINE 8 (JUL061957; $2.99)
moves to 11/22
PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL 1 (JUL061988; $2.99) moves to 11/22
PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL 1(Black & White)(JUL061989; $2.99)
moves to 11/22
FANTASTIC FOUR 541 (JUL061965; $2.99)
moves to 11/22
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 536 (JUL061941; $2.99)
moves to 11/22
CIVIL WAR 6 (AUG062033; $2.99)

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Welcome to L.A. Mood Comics & Games!

This is our 15th year of business! We are celebrating by having surprise sales on the 15th of every month for this year. Today's sale was 20% off Magic the Gathering boosters and starters and 50% off Magic singles! Yee!Ha! Don't fret if you missed that great sale, there are still 4 more surprise sale days this year, and I've heard the December sales will be awesome!

This summer has been awesome at L.A. Mood's. Civil War has been a spectacular success! Who's side are you on? Wednesdays are back this summer as a busy, "I've got to get my comics now" kind of a day! Let's hope Marvel can keep it up!

On the gaming side of things, we just received our Cthulhu Horror Clix. It looks incredible! the detail is amazing. It's a hefty little sucker! We look forward to hosting Horror Clix tournaments and hope they are as popular as the Saturday Heroclix tournaments.