HALLOWEEN COMICFEST 2014
Saturday, October 25 from 11 am to 9 pm
During Halloween ComicFest, adults and kids can come to Emerald City and get free Halloween and horror themed comics and mini-comics published specifically for Halloween ComicFest! This year there are 19 titles available to choose from that are great for kids and adults, with twelve full-sized comics and seven mini-comics.
Guests can each choose two different comics from those available!
Here’s the full list of comics:
ABSTRACT STUDIO Rachel Rising #1
ACTION LAB Hero Cats Princeless
ARCHIE COMICS Afterlife with Archie #1
ASPEN Michael Turner’s Fathom Adventures of Ernie
AVATAR PRESS Extinction Parade
DC COMICS Scooby Doo Team Up #1 Featuring Batman, Batman Legends Dark Knight Halloween
IDW PUBLISHING My Little Pony
MARVEL COMICS Marvel Comics #1, Secret Wars #1
VIZ MEDIA Resident Evil
ZENESCOPE Grimm Fairy Tales Halloween Special
ACTION LAB COMICS VAMPLETS UNDEAD PET SOCIETY
ARCHIE COMICS ARCHIE BETTY & VERONICA
BOOM! STUDIOS HALLOWEEN SPOOOKTACULAR
DARK HORSE COMICS PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: TIMEPOCALYPSE
IDW PUBLISHING ANGRY BIRD COMICS
VIZ MEDIA LITTLE BATTLERS EXPERIENCE
All day, graphic novels will all be 20% off!!!
And comic book story packs will be 50% off their already discounted price!!!
And and AND you can meet the X-Men’s Wolverine and Colossus LIVE, IN-PERSON* for pics and autographs!!!
*Scheduled to appear; subject to change without notice.
Of course you know that Emerald City is your go-to place for classic and modern horror. We feature toys, comics, tchotchkes, games and more based on all your favorites — Universal Monsters, Freddy, Jason, Chucky and more! But here’s something you may not know: this year, EC is partnering with the RADLEY HAUNTED HOUSE and THEATRICAL FANTASY COSTUMES to help you REALLY get in the mood for a good scare — and we offer SAVINGS to boot!
If you attend the Radley Haunted House, (which seriously rivals anything you’ll see at the big theme parks), you’ll also receive a coupon for $5 off your next EC purchase while you’re there!!!
And, if you stop in to the surprisingly huge Theatrical Fantasy Costumes shop for all your costume and accessory needs, be sure to come to EC FIRST and pick up a COUPON for $5 OFF a $25 purchase, or $10 OFF a $50 purchase!!! (Coupons are available at our media table by the front register!)
Sometimes we scare OURSELVES at Emerald City, but you should never be afraid to come see your friends at EC, have fun… and SAVE!!!
HARLEY QUINN DAY with JIMMY PALMIOTTI & AMANDA CONNER!!!
Saturday, November 1st from 3pm to 5pm
Join your friends at Emerald City as we celebrate everyone’s favorite cray-cray Harlequin and her red-hot creative team of Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner, Saturday, November 1st, from 3-5pm!!!
They’ll be here for autographs and pictures to celebrate the occasion!!!
And, because Harley is also quite the fashion icon, and it’s the day after Halloween, anyone who dresses in cosplay, (recognizable, family-friendly only, please), will receive 10% OFF his or her total purchase — ALL DAY!!!
Come on out for fun and savings — ONLY at Emerald City!!!
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Featured Comic Books:
ARKHAM MANOR #1
(W) Gerry Duggan (A/CA) Shawn Crystal
When catastrophe strikes Arkham Asylum, where will Gotham City house the world’s most dangerous criminals, and when inmates are found murdered, what is Batman prepared to do in search of justice? Arkham’s madness comes home in ARKHAM MANOR! A bold new series brought to you by the mad minds of Gerry Duggan (Deadpool, Nova) and Shawn Crystal (Deadpool, Wolverine and the X-Men).
(W) Tony S. Daniel (A) Tony S. Daniel, Sandu Florea (CA) Tony S. Daniel
The DCU’s deadliest assassin stars in his own ongoing series by writer/artist Tony S. Daniel! See him as never before in this explosive new series, with one surprise after another as we see Slade Wilson in the fight of his life!
(W) Jacob Semahn (A/CA) Jorge Corona
“WE ALL FALL DOWN,” Part One
From the colonization of Roanoke to the Cold War, the world famous Latimer Family has been humanity’s lone defense against paranormal horrors for centuries…until tonight. A deadly assault on the lineage forces an unprepared brother and sister to solve their parents’ murder while trying to escape the grim landscape of horrors that stalk the children themselves.
MULTIVERSITY THE JUST #1
(W) Grant Morrison (A/CA) Ben Oliver
The next chapter of the greatest adventure in DC’s history is here!
When they last collaborated, Grant Morrison joined artist Ben Oliver (LOBO, BATMAN/SUPERMAN) for the acclaimed ACTION COMICS #0. For their next team-up, the two superstars take a spin around the self-obsessed Earth-16 – a.k.a. Earth-Me!
With all of the world’s threats having been handled long ago by their parents, the next generation of supers – including Chris Kent, Damien Wayne, Alexis Luthor, Offspring, Megamorpho, Donna Troy and more – find themselves labeled as superstars more often than super heroes. But with that fame comes complacency, and when a massive threat unlike anything they’ve ever seen surfaces, this pampered crew finds themselves in way over their head. What secret is Damien keeping from Chris that could tear the world’s finest friends apart? Who is the mysterious killer lurking behind the scenes among these spoiled super-children? And what chance do they stand against the monstrous villain that’s murdering its way across the Multiverse? All that and more in this exciting stand-alone issue which also acts as chapter three of the MULTIVERSITY saga. Join us, if your dare, for THE MULTIVERSITY!
PREDATOR FIRE AND STONE #1 (OF 4)
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Chris Mooneyham (CA) Dan Brown, Lucas Graciano
As the Perses begins her long journey home, a deadly stowaway forces the crew into a savage conflict! While the crew defend themselves against this unseen predator, the hunter itself stalks a much more substantial game!
TMNT GHOSTBUSTERS #1 (OF 4)
(W) Erik Burnham, Tom Waltz (A/CA) Dan Schoening
When a new invention goes haywire, the Turtles are sent to a whole new type of New York City. One with a whole lot more ghosts… and Ghostbusters! The two teams will have to learn to get along quickly, because a new foe from the Turtles past has followed them and aims to conquer NYC!
Featured Graphic Novels:
MARVEL 100TH ANNIVERSARY TP
(W/A) Various (CA) David Lopez
A remarkable artifact from the future of Marvel Comics! What happens when Marvel’s favorite heroes hit the centennial mark? It’s 2061, and the world of the Fantastic Four has been turned upside-down, complete with the granddaughter of Doom and the Richards-Banner twins! It’s 100 years after Spider-Man’s creation, and the Kingpin has stolen Spidey’s ultra-powerful techno-symbiote suit! Have the X-Men of 2061 achieved Xavier’s dream of mutants and humans living in harmony? How will the Avengers of 2061 cope following the failed Badoon invasion of Earth and America’s disappearance into the Negative Zone? And just in time for the release of their seventh epic motion picture, the Guardians of the Galaxy take on the Silver Galactus! Collecting 100TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: FANTASTIC FOUR, SPIDER-MAN, X-MEN, AVENGERS and GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY.
ORIGINAL SIN TP HULK VS IRON MAN
(W) Mark Waid, Kieron Gillen (A) Mark Bagley, Luke Ross (CA) J. G. Jones
In the wake of the Watcher’s murder, the Marvel Universe’s greatest secrets are being revealed! And there’s one secret so big, so green, so earth-shattering that it will shake a seminal Avengers’ relationship to its core. As everyone knows, Bruce Banner was transformed into the Hulk after he was caught in the explosion of an experimental gamma bomb. But could billionaire weapons manufacturer Tony Stark have been responsible for the accident all along? A startling new development threatens the love/hate relationship you’ve been following on screen and in comics as Mark Waid and Kieron Gillen’s blockbuster writing runs on HULK and IRON MAN come to their colossal conclusions! Collecting ORIGINAL SIN #3.1-3.4.
RAI TP VOL 01 WELCOME TO NEW JAPAN
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
(W) Matt Kindt (A/CA) Clayton Crain
JAPAN IN THE 41st CENTURY!
The year is 4001 A.D. – led by the artifi cial intelligence called “Father,” the island nation of Japan has expanded out of the Pacific and into geosynchronous orbit with the ravaged Earth below. With billions to feed and protect, it has fallen to one solitary guardian to enforce the law of Father’s empire – the mysterious folk hero known as Rai. They say he can appear out of nowhere. They say he is a spirit… the ghost of Japan. But when the first murder in a thousand years threatens to topple Father’s benevolent reign, Rai will be forced to confront the true face of a nation transformed… and his own long-lost humanity… Collecting RAI #1-4 by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Unity, Mind MGMT) and superstar artist Clayton Crain (X-Force, Carnage), start reading to discover an astonishing new vision of the future that Comic Book Resources calls “an immersive experience… unlike anything else in comics.
SILVER SURFER TP VOL 01 NEW DAWN
(W) Dan Slott (A/CA) Michael Allred
The universe is big. Bigger than you could ever imagine. And the Silver Surfer, lone sentinel of the skyways, is about to discover that the best way to see it… is with someone else. Meet Dawn Greenwood, the Earth girl who’s challenged the Surfer to go beyond the boundaries of the known universe – into the strange, the new and the utterly fantastic! Who is the Never Queen? How is the universe’s future tied into her very existence? And why is she trying to destroy the Surfer? And when the Surfer tries to return Dawn home, he gets swept into a strange battle against Shuma-Gorath alongside Dr. Strange, the Hulk and more! The problem is, to stop Shuma-Gorath, Dawn will have to pay the price – with her life. Collecting SILVER SURFER (2014) #1-5 and material from ALL-NEW MARVEL NOW! POINT ONE #1.
Back Issues / Vintage Comics
Okay, class. CLASS! Will you all please settle down and take your seats. The bell has rung, enough nonsense, now PLEASE just settle down. Good. Now please take your seats and open your workbooks to…Mr. Johnson, is that gum? I thought so, please spit it into the trash can and then take your seat. We’re waiting! Very good. Now class, open your workbooks to page 23 so that we may begin today’s lesson.
Question one, who is Adam Strange? Anybody? Yes, Mr. Schwartz? Yes, that is correct. Adam Strange is the one with the jetpack and the Zeta-Beam. Now, can you name his first appearance as well as the price for Very good (4.0) copy of said book? Excellent Mr. Schwartz! That’s correct, Showcase #17 and the price is $550.
Question two, can anybody name Jonah Hex’s first appearance as well as the price for a very good/fine (5.0) copy of the issue in question? Anyone? Oh come on! This one is easy! Nobody? Oh come on, just guess then! Yes, Mr. DeZuniga? That’s it! All Star Western #10 for $125. Good guess, Mr. DeZuniga. Let’s hope your luck holds out until next weeks quiz, eh?
Next question, What does the acronym M.O.D.O.K stand for? Ah, yes, Mr. Tarleton? That is correct. Mechanized Organism Designed Only for Killing. I also would have accepted Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing, or Mobile Organism Designed Only for Killing. What’s that Ms. Williams? Yes, that’s true, the acronym M.O.D.O.K. does seem to ignore the word “for” in the phrase Mechanized Organism Designed Only for Killing but it is considered acceptable in common usage to ignore certain prepositions and pronouns for brevity’s sake when constructing an acronym, since acronyms are by their very nature non-formal and used mostly as part of technical or industrial speech. Good question though, Ms. Williams.
Now, Mr. Tarleton, for bonus extra credit on next week’s quiz, can you name M.O.D.O.K.’s first appearance as well as the price of a very good/fine (5.0) copy of that particular issue? Excellent, Mr. Tarleton, Tales of Suspense #94 for $30. You’re always such a good student, Mr. Tarleton! Here’s a gold star next to your name on the blackboard. You’ve earned it!
Okay class, last question. What is the first appearance of Venom? To be more specific, I mean the first in comics appearance of Eddie Brock wearing the black symbiote costume as the character “Venom”. Oh, my! So many hands! Venom is quite popular amongst you boys and girls, isn’t he? Well, let’s see, Mr. Zeck? Yes, very good, Amazing Spider-Man #299. Now, who can tell me how much a very fine (8.0) copy of that issue would cost? Yes, Mr. Thompson, that is correct, $40, but in the future please raise your hand before shouting out the answer.
Okay class, that’s all for today! Time for recess. Please be safe during free play and KEEP YOUR HANDS TO YOURSELVES!
ASCENSION: THEME PACKS
Ascension theme packs feature 12 game cards that can be added to any Ascension expansion to put a new twist on existing gameplay! Embrace the chaos with Rat King and Rat Queen, chase Pots of Gold with Leprechaun, or take part in Samael Claus’s gift-giving mischief!
DC HEROCLIX: FLASH GRAVITY FEED SINGLES
Featuring 10 figures with flat rarity and all-new dial designs, the DC HeroClix – The Flash Gravity Feed is an excellent addition to your HeroClix collection. Each single-figure foil pack contains one HeroClix figure and character card!
Play as Max Mercury, Golden Glider and more as you encounter the mysterious Gorilla City Soldiers and authoritative Central City Police!
Built in 1914, it held a prominent role in the deployment of military vessels during WWI and in the conflicts that have followed. Nowadays commercial usage is the core business of the Channel; its economic impact is profound and has not only developed the region, but in fact helped define shipping throughout the world.
In the wake of the Canal’s opening hull designs were influenced accordingly; ships fell into three categories, those that could travel through easily and in groups (Feeder class), massive ocean going ships too big to enter the Canal (ULCV or Ultra Large Container Vessels), and the new standard – designed to the maximum limits of the Panama Canal. These ships are called PANAMAX.
POKEMON TCG: BATTLE ARENA DECKS – XERNEAS VS. YVELTAL
Pokémon TCG Battle Arena Decks are ready to go head to head, with powerful cards and winning strategies worthy of an ace Trainer! Both of these 60-card decks bring you never-before seen cards: Trevor makes an appearance as a powerful new Trainer card, and the Legendary Pokémon Xerneas and Yveltal appear on special cards of their own, bringing brand-new attacks that get better when they’re battling each other! What’s more, these decks include 20 foil cards in all—including the first appearance of foil Fairy Energy! Let the battle of life and destruction begin!
PATHFINDER ROLEPLAYING GAME: MONSTER CODEX
Take monsters beyond the basics! The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Monster Codex takes 20 of fantasy’s most iconic monsters and gives you a mountain of new rules and premade stat blocks to challenge your heroes. Perfect for busy Game Masters, this invaluable tome gives a wide range of challenges for a variety of foes, from the nefarious drow to ruthless orcs. Each monster includes an in-depth look at its society and ecology, new rules like feats and spells designed to complement the race, and archetypes built to give monsters a new edge. From a simple encounter to an entire campaign, this book gives you everything you need to make these monsters the center of the action!
Toys / Collectables
SHERLOCK SHERLOCK HOLMES 1/6 SCALE FIGURE
BIG CHIEF STUDIOS LTD.
Sherlock is the master of deduction, a consulting detective, the only one in the world as he invented the job. He is brilliant, a proper genius, and self-proclaimed high functioning sociopath. Should you ever meet him, he will no doubt read your family history in your mobile phone and your occupation in the way you hold yourself. He is not a man who has time for social graces, so you may find him more than just a little insulting at times. If you do have a problem to solve which is worth his time, open and shut domestics need not apply, Sherlock can be contacted via his website. Officially licensed by the makers of Sherlock, Hartswood Films, each figure features a fully realized likeness of Benedict Cumberbatch, suited in his trademark costume, together with signature accessories and a display base.
SHERLOCK DR JOHN WATSON 1/6 SCALE FIGURE
BIG CHIEF STUDIOS LTD.
A man with a history of military service, nerves of steel and strong moral principle, Dr. John Watson is a crack shot marksman acclimatized to violence. Not the kind to make friends easily, John chose to befriend and trust Sherlock Holmes and they are now solving crimes together from their shared flat at 221B Baker Street. John now works as a GP at a local surgery; however, should you wish to book an appointment with him, expect him to be running late as he is prone to falling asleep at his desk after he and Sherlock have been working late on a case. He recounts his most recent experiences and has written up their cases on his blog. Officially licensed by the makers of Sherlock, Hartswood Films, each figure features a fully realized likeness of Martin Freeman, outfitted in his trademark costume, together with signature accessories and a display base.
AVP PREDATOR WOLF S.H.MONSTER ARTS AF HEAVY ARMORED VERSION
S.H.MonsterArts continues its aim to be the number one series of high quality monster action figures on the market today with the newest addition coming straight from Alien vs. Predator: Requiem – the Predator Wolf (Heavy Armed Ver.)! This 7″ tall deluxe figure is only available as a web exclusive in Japan, but comes to North American shores as a regular release. Tamashii Nations’ creative team has made use of both resin and diecast materials for the very best results in quality while perfectly maintaining the realism seen on screen. This version of the character contains extra tools, such as claymores with removable holsters and two shurikens. Additionally, this version of the Predator Wolf will feature two plasma cannons, a big cannon, and alternative parts in order to depict the cannon after being broken. Both short and long spears, as well as coiled and uncoiled whip parts are also featured, in addition to interchangeable heads and a full array of interchangeable hands. In the world of AVP, there’s no hunter better equipped.
BATMAN 75TH ANNIVERSARY ACTION FIGURE 4 PACK SET 1
The first special edition action figure 4-pack celebrates Batman’s 75th Anniversary-with figures of the Dark Knight based on the designs of Bob Kane, Jim Lee, Darwyn Cooke, and the best-selling Batman: Arkham Origins video game! Featuring a unique paint deco only seen here!