“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 5/29/20

VENOM STUFF!!!

I know I featured a first appearance of Venom the week before last but what can I say?

I’m in a Venom kind of mood these days, I guess?

Besides, if Venom comics didn’t sell so well, then I wouldn’t feature them so often.

So, if you’re tired of me featuring Venom comics, then I guess my best advice to you would be to stop buying Venom comics.

OH WAIT! Don’t do that!

Keep buying Venom comics!

Specifically keep buying Venom comics from us.

Only buy Venom comics from us!

What If Venom Possessed Deadpool One Shot, Classic Skottie Young cover, Very Fine Minus (7.5), $250.

 

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New Comics & Books for 5/27/20!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

Featured Comics:

VENOM #25
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Donny Cates (A) Mark Bagley (CA) Ryan Stegman
SPECIAL OVERSIZED 25th ISSUE! VENOM ISLAND FINALE!
Caught between a Brock and a hard place! Eddie must make a life-altering decision. How does Eddie move on from the events of VENOM ISLAND?

 

JOKER HARLEY CRIMINAL SANITY #4
DC COMICS
(W) Kami Garcia (A) Jason Badower, Mico Suayan (CA) Francesco Mattina
DC BLACK LABEL AGES 17+
When murder is your art, it’s not enough to leave behind a body-the only true satisfaction lies in creating a display worthy of your genius. But elaborate crime scenes also lend themselves to analysis. While the GCPD might not find all the clues, forensic psychiatrist and profiler Harley Quinn is getting closer to the truth…and the killer.

 

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Recommendations for New Books & Comics expected AUGUST 2020!

Here are the comics and graphic novels that caught our attention in this month’s Previews!

To ensure that you get these books when they arrive, please call the store at 727-398-2665, or email our Books & New Comics Merchant at comics@emeraldcitycomics.com, to add these books, comics, and/or series to your in-store subscription!

Don’t have a subscription? It’s easy – sign up for at least three monthly comic book series, and stop by at least once a month to purchase them! Fill out a subscription form next time you’re at EC!

From the Previews Catalog #380/381, MAY/JUNE 2020 (for books arriving mainly in AUGUST 2020)…

 

MAESTRO #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Peter David (A) German Peralta, Dale Keown (CA) Dale Keown
THE STORY YOU’VE WAITED DECADES FOR: THE ORIGIN OF MAESTRO!
Almost 30 years after the landmark story Future Imperfect, legendary INCREDIBLE HULK scribe Peter David returns to the far-future version of the Hulk known as Maestro – the master of what remains of the world. With astounding art from HULK veteran Dale Keown and up-and-comer Germán Peralta, Maestro will answer questions that have haunted Hulk fans for years – and inspire some new ones. How did the world fall and the Maestro rise? What happened to the world’s heroes in between? And where is the Hulk we know and love? Find out here!

 

 

 


VAMPIRE THE MASQUERADE #1
VAULT COMICS
(W) Tim Seeley & Various (A) Dev Pramanik, Nathan Gooden (CA) Aaron Campbell
From the internationally best-selling World of Darkness universe, Vault brings readers a brand-new Vampire: The Masquerade comic series, Winter’s Teeth.
When Cecily Brine, a courier for the Twin Cities Camarilla, takes a mysterious younger vampire under her wing, she’s dragged into an insidious conspiracy. Will she be able to escape with her unlife and protect her aging, Alzheimer’s afflicted sister, or will she be yet another pawn sacrificed to the Masquerade?
Meanwhile, an Anarch coterie investigates a mysterious killing.

 

 

ALIEN ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY #1
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Cristiano Seixas (A/CA) Guilherme Balbi
En route to back to Earth, the crew of the starship Snark intercepts an alien transmission. Their investigation leads them to a desolate planetoid, a crashed alien spacecraft, and a pyramidic structure of unknown origin. Then the terror begins . . .
Just in time for Alien Day (April 26, 2020)
Adapted from the original 1976 screenplay by Dan O’Bannon (author of Moebius’s The Long Tomorrow, co-writer of Total Recall, writer/director of The Return of the Living Dead).

 

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Black Widow raffle!

Wednesday, May 27th from 11am to 7pm!

All Guests all day can enter our FREE raffle to win* 1 of 2 copies of the BLACK WIDOW#1 TRAVIS CHAREST “PRE-RELEASE”VARIANT COVER!

The series will be released later this year!

BLACK WIDOW #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Elena Casagrande
Best-selling, Eisner-nominated writer Kelly Thompson (CAPTAIN MARVEL, STAR) and rising star artist Elena Casagrande (Catwoman) launch a new BLACK WIDOW series that changes everything! Natasha Romanoff has been a spy almost as long as she’s been alive. And she’s never stopped running, whether she was working for the good guys … or the bad. But Natasha’s world is about to be upended. Beyond San Francisco’s Golden Gate lies a mystery that only the Marvel Universe’s greatest spy can solve. Don’t miss the heartbreaking thrill ride of 2020!

Here’s a teaser trailer for the new comic book series:
https://youtu.be/46KUxYBcCaI

*One entry per person, please. No purchase necessary to enter! Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number or email given on the entry ballot. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible. All winners must collect their prizes within 2 weeks of the drawing date. EC reserves the right to alter / substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur.

 

MEMORIAL DAY SALE!


Monday, May 25th from 11am to 7pm

EC will be OPEN during our REGULAR HOURS of 11am – 7pm on Monday!

ALL DAY MONDAY, May 25th, SAVE 10% on ALL BOOKS & GRAPHIC NOVELS AND ALL GAMES & GAMING SUPPLIES THROUGHOUT THE STORE – AND ON OUR ONLINE SHOP!

We give much thanks to those who have served, and we wish everyone a safe and happy holiday!

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 5/22/20

How about some more New Gods stuff?

Movie coming! Get ’em while they’re hot!!

What else do we have here?

First Batgirl! You know you need one of those!

First Hulk Annual! Classic Jim Steranko cover!!

Love ’em like you should!

 

Detective Comics #359, first Barbara Gordon as Batgirl, Very Good Plus (4.5), $400.

 

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New Comics & Books for 5/20/20!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

 

Featured Comics:

DCEASED UNKILLABLES #3
DC COMICS
(W) Tom Taylor (A) Karl Mostert, Trevor Scott (CA) Howard Porter
It’s the epic finale of the next chapter in the DCeased saga as heroes and villains collide with one epic purpose: to escape the coming of the infected population of Gotham City and a monstrous Wonder Woman! It’s time to ride the fury road one final time…to survival!

 

LUDOCRATS #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Kieron Gillen, Jim Rossignol (A) Jeff Stokely, Tamra Bonvillain (CA) Jeff Stokely
SERIES PREMIERE! The Ludocrat! The ludicrous aristocrat! A collision of the ornate fantasy of Dune and an M-rated Asterix & Obelix! Baron Otto Von Hades and Professor Hades Zero-K are here, and they’re going to save us all have a nice time.
KIERON GILLEN (DIE, THE WICKED + THE DIVINE) and JIM ROSSIGNOL (Sir, You Are Being Hunted) write! JEFF STOKELY (The Spire) draws! TAMRA BONVILLAIN (Once & Future) colors! Clayton Cowles (BITTER ROOT, DIE) letters! The universe screams in pleasure, writhing, finally satisfied, complete, joyous!

 

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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 5/15/20

Although I’m sure you’ve probably heard the good news already, let me nevertheless formally re-invite you lovely, lovely individuals to once again enter our front doors and peruse our wares live and in person!

It’s been what … a month since anybody’s been allowed in the store, so I know you folks are thirsty to buy some old comics.

Might I recommend these old comics?

 

Amazing Spider-Man #300, first appearance of Venom, Very Fine (8.0), $375.

 

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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 5/12/20

So I was telling the boss man about the New Gods movie that DC is making, and he’s all like “They’re making a New Gods movie?” and I was like “Dude! You own a comic book store!”

Gotta stay on top of the comic book movie news if you wanna sell comics in the twenty-twenty!

 

Forever People #1, first appearance of The Forever People and first full appearance of Darkseid, CGC 9.2 (Near Mint Minus), $300.

 

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EC BOOK CLUB – THE MAGIC ORDER BY MARK MILLAR & OLIVIER COIPEL!


Wednesday, June 3rd from 6:30pm to 7:30pm

The Emerald City Book Club meets the FIRST WEDNESDAY of the month from 6:30-7:30 pm, in “The Hub” at the center of the store (or by remote conference on Zoom during the COVID-19 crisis), to chat about the featured book. We usually begin each meeting with a “Comics 101” slideshow giving some historical, artistic, or social background on the book, and then we dive right into discussion!

Emerald City is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: EC Book Club: Magic Order!
Time: Jun 3, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/79959014135

Meeting ID: 799 5901 4135

We may be limited to 40 minutes for the meeting, so here is a 2nd meeting to continue the conversation:

Emerald City is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: EC Book Club: Magic Order (2nd meeting)
Time: Jun 3, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/72428706011?pwd=QUJWVWZHZmpHaW91RDBKT3NxaUZlZz09

Meeting ID: 724 2870 6011
Password: 5VpVyW  

The featured book for the next meeting will be announced at the end of the current ECBC meeting. That book is 20% OFF for the month leading up to its ECBC meeting! (The discount will be calculated at the register, and does not combine with any other discounts or programs).

You can purchase the discounted book in-store or online: https://shopify.emeraldcitycomics.com/collections/ec-book-club-selection

This month’s featured book is…

THE MAGIC ORDER
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Mark Millar (A/CA) Olivier Coipel
We live in a world where we’ve never seen a monster, and The Magic Order is the reason we sleep safely in our beds. By day, they live among us as our neighbors, friends, and co-workers, but by night they are the sorcerers, magicians, and wizards that protect us from the forces of darkness… unless the darkness gets them first. Magic meets the Mob in THE MAGIC ORDER, as five families of magicians-sworn to protect our world for generations-must battle an enemy who’s picking them off one by one.

NEW2U COMIC BOOK DAY – 20% OFF!

Wednesday, May 13th from 11am to 7pm!

Since our comics distributor has temporarily suspended shipping during the COVID-19 crisis, we don’t expect new comics shipments until Wednesday, May 20th.

…but – EVERY comic and graphic novel is new to SOMEONE! We still have many comics on our NEW WALL and tons of graphic novels! Now’s the time to try out a new book or start on a new series, and we’ll help you out with a little enticement…

ALL DAY, ALL COMICS ON THE NEW WALL AND ALL GRAPHIC NOVELS IN THE STORE WILL BE 20% OFF!  

STAR WARS DAY – “MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU!”


Monday, May 4th from 11am to 6pm

To celebrate Star Wars Day (“May the 4th be with you!”) AND our official re-opening to the public, we are offering 10% OFF all Star Wars merchandise in the store!

[We are re-opening in accordance with the Governor’s new orders of 25% capacity and 6’ distancing. For more details, see http://emeraldcitycomics.com/open-to-guests-monday-5-4-20/http://emeraldcitycomics.com/open-to-guests-monday-5-4-20/ ]

For mail orders on https://shopify.emeraldcitycomics.com use the code STARWARS10 at checkout – for every Star Wars item you purchase, you get 10% off the next Star Wars item of equal or lesser value! This coupon code is good for one use per Guest, but you can use it on as many Star Wars items as you’d like. The code starts 5/4/20 at 12:01 AM and continues through 11:59 PM.

Re-opened to Guests Monday 5/4/20!

Great news, EC Family! In accordance with the Florida Governor’s new orders of 25% capacity and 6’ distancing, we re-opened our doors to Guests on Monday, May 4th! 

Starting Friday, May 8th, these will be our hours:

  • Sundays 12-6
  • Mondays – Thursdays 11-7
  • Fridays & Saturdays 11-8

 

We care about your health and safety:

  • We are limiting capacity to 25 people at a time.
  • We encourage everyone to practice “Social Distancing.” Let’s try to give everyone their space, and keep at least 6 feet apart.
  • Face masks are recommended (but not required by the Governor’s order).
  • We will provide hand sanitizer as available (touchless dispensers should be installed soon!).
  • We will continue to wash our hands regularly, and our clean bathrooms are stocked with soap and warm water when you need to wash your hands as well.
  • We will continue to wipe all commonly touched surfaces with disinfectant wipes, including credit card reader, counters, etc.
  • If you are more comfortable staying home, or need minimal contact with others, we do still offer mail order and curbside delivery! Just call 727-398-2665 or email orders@emeraldcitycomics.com

Just call or email for details! 727-398-2665 or email@emeraldcitycomics.com.

 

“When do we get new comics,” you ask?
As of now, it looks like new comics will be available Wednesday, May 20th! We encourage all of our subscribers to update your subs, clean out any comics that we may still be holding, and come in and check things out!

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 5/1/20

A back-to-back Jabber!  (we’ve lost track of time without Guests in the store, so we forgot to post the last one earlier)

The Mask!

Remember him?
Jim Carrey hamming it up in a yellow zoot suit?

Yeah well, the comic is … significantly … more violent than the film.

In fact, the cover art is probably too gnarly to have posted all over our website, so this is me letting everybody know that we have it.

It’s a cool book, kind of rare, you should probably buy it from us; but if you want to see the cover you’re going to have to Google it.

Mayhem #1, first appearance of Stanley Ipkiss as The Mask, Very Fine Plus (8.5), $50.

And now four comics that I can actually show you pictures of…

 

Marvel Spotlight #28, first solo Moon Knight story, CGC 9.0 (Very Fine/Near Mint), $200.

 

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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 4/30/20

HEY-HEY!

Check out our Shopify page!

https://shopify.emeraldcitycomics.com/

Tons of goodies available; sure to meet all of your quarantine needs!

Do a little safe, non-contact shopping with us on those inter-nets that all the kids are talking about.

As far as this post’s Jabber books are concerned: how’s about some story sets?

Haven’t done that in awhile!

Why buy one comic when you can buy many comics, right?

 

Stormbreaker: The Saga of Beta Ray Bill #1-6, Very Fine Plus (8.5) set, $50.

 

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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 4/17/20

Mail order only now folks!

Gotta stay safe here, y’know?

Just give us a call at 727-398-2665 or shoot us an email at orders@emeraldcitycomics.com, tell us what you’re looking for, and we’ll totally hook you up.

Unless it’s toilet paper, paper towels, or hand sanitizer; we can’t really spare those.

Also, I guess make sure that whatever you call and ask us for is at least somewhat comic book or pop culture related.

We don’t really have groceries or face masks or anything like that.

 

Conan The Barbarian #1, Origin of Conan, Very Good/Fine (5.0), $175.

 

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New books since the COVID-19 shutdown!

We’ve received some new books since the shutdown, and you can buy them right now through our new Shopify online store!

FUNKO POPS!

Here’s a ton of our Funko POP!s figures, to use as a “menu” for mail order while our storefront is closed due to the COVID-19 threat!

* call us at 727-398-2665 or email us at orders@emeraldcitycomics.com with your order, and we’ll give you your total with shipping

* purchase EC Gift Certificates on our online shop to pay for it (it’s the first item when you select “SHOP!” on our website emeraldcitycomics.com, and just remind us what it’s for in the Shipping Notes field): http://shop.emeraldcitycomics.com/Emerald-City-Comics-Gift-Certificate.php

* we’ll mail your stuff out to you!

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GAMING DICE!

Here’s a selection of our polyhedral dice sets, to use as a “menu” for mail order while our storefront is closed due to the COVID-19 threat!

If you can see the name of the set you want, you can order them HERE!

If not…

* call us at 727-398-2665 or email us at orders@emeraldcitycomics.com with your order, and we’ll give you your total with shipping

* purchase EC Gift Certificates on our online shop to pay for it (it’s the first item when you select “SHOP!” on our website emeraldcitycomics.com, and just remind us what it’s for in the Shipping Notes field): http://shop.emeraldcitycomics.com/Emerald-City-Comics-Gift-Certificate.php

* we’ll mail your stuff out to you!

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COMICS ADAPTED TO TV AND MOVIES!

Here’s a section of graphic novels that were turned into TV shows and movies, to use as a “menu” for mail order while our storefront is closed due to the COVID-19 threat!

* call us at 727-398-2665 or email us at orders@emeraldcitycomics.com with your order, and we’ll give you your total with shipping

* purchase EC Gift Certificates on our online shop to pay for it (it’s the first item when you select “SHOP!” on our website emeraldcitycomics.com, and just remind us what it’s for in the Shipping Notes field): http://shop.emeraldcitycomics.com/Emerald-City-Comics-Gift-Certificate.php

* we’ll mail your stuff out to you!