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DC Bombshells Day! Newsletter 8/28/15

 

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DC BOMBSHELLS DAY!!!
Saturday, August 29th from 11am to 9pm

If you’ve been loving the DC Bombshells variant covers, you’ll be thrilled to know that the fun isn’t over yet!

Join us on Saturday, August 29th, when the FIRST 50 GUESTS at 11am ONLY will receive a FREE DC BOMBSHELLS BUTTON and a FREE 50 YEARS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. / MIRACLEMAN DOUBLE-SIDED MINI-POSTER!!!
(Button images will vary.)

And, SAVE 20% on SELECT DC BOMBSHELL CHARACTER MERCHANDISE!!!

PLUS, MEET our BOMBSHELL CHARACTERS LIVE, IN-PERSON** from 11am-1pm & 3-5pm for pics and autographs! AND, enter our COSPLAY CONTEST! (see below)

ALL GUESTS can enter our RAFFLE, for a chance to win* 1 of 2 sets of SUPERHEROINE FAN PACKS!!!
(The Fan Packs include a Wonder Woman Mini-Poster, 2 A-Force Posters, and 1 DC Bombshells 2016 Calendar)

The drawings will be held on Monday, Aug. 31st at 11am!

*Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

** Scheduled to appear; subject to change without notice. See EC’s Facebook Page or contact the store for updates.

 

 

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DC BOMBSHELL DAY COSPLAY CONTEST @ EC!

Join us on August 29th for a Bombshell celebration – and take part in our cosplay contest – it’s really easy!!!

1. Come to EC on Sat., Aug. 29th in any Bombshell or other established character cosplay of your choice! (Family-friendly, of course.)

2. Take your picture with our guest heroes, while dressed in your cosplay!

3. Post your pic on Emerald City’s Facebook page and tag yourself and Emerald City by Midnight that day!

4. That’s it! EC will randomly select 4 winners*, (we’ll write down the names of the entrants and place them in a basket, drawing out four different names), who will each receive a $25 EC Gift Certificate! Winners will be notified on Monday, Aug. 31st! Good luck!

 

 

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MARVEL HEROCLIX MYSTICAL MONTHLY OP KIT!
Saturday, August 29th from 2pm to 5pm

Bring your favorite super-heroes together in a 300 point force using Modern Age rules and come compete for great prizes!

Entry will be $5 and we will be playing for the Promo Figures from the Marvel Mystical Monthly OP Kit!

The figures included are Dormammu, Doctor Strange, and Blade!

Reserve your spot today on Wizkidseventsystem.com !!

 

 

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BOARD GAME MEET-UP
Saturday, August 29th from 4pm to 9pm

Do you enjoy Board games? Got a fantastic new game and no one at home to play it with? Well, bring it on down to our Emerald City Board Game Meet-Ups!

No purchase necessary to come down and have fun! The festivities start at 4pm. Even if you don’t have your own games to play, fear not — we have a wide variety of free-to-play demonstration copies for anyone to use in our game room!

Drink and snack purchases are available!

Our Board Game Meet-ups are open to all — players under age 13 are welcome with an adult.

 

 

POKEMON
POKEMON LEAGUE (YOUTH)
Every Sunday from 4pm to 6pm

Ages 8-16

The League cycle is divided into eight seasons, each of which lasts about five weeks and represents Pokémon featured in the new Pokémon X and Pokémon Y games!

When each season begins, you’ll receive a score card. As you participate in League events, you’ll use this card to keep track of your League matches. If you play in enough matches and track them on your scorecard, you’ll earn special code cards for the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online! And, if you meet more specific goals, you can even earn exclusive awards!

Participation includes playing Pokémon TCG games, playing Pokémon video game matches, completing activities, and trading cards.

We have had some questions about new players needing to learn the game. AJ runs our Pokemon League on Sundays, and he can either teach a new player if he has the time, or pair the new player with an experienced player who can teach them the game. If you need to learn the game, please ask AJ when you arrive, and he will get you set up to learn!

We can also try to organize tables of Guests who are interested in playing the game, and tables of Guests who want to trade or play the video game or do other Pokemon-related activities, to make it easier for everyone to find the activity they’re looking for.

If you have any other questions or requests, please email us at email@emeraldcitycomics.com, or talk to AJ when you arrive on Sundays. We’ve been very happy with the attendance for Pokemon League, and we want everyone who comes to have a great time!

 

 

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DRAGON BALL Z TCG TOURNAMENT
Monday, August 31st from 6pm to 9pm

Love the card game? Well, bring your Constructed decks and come on down for a Tournament!

Entry is $5, and prizes will be a split of store credit among the top 3 players. Additionally, we have promo cards to give out!

So, stop on in, power up to over 9000 and enjoy the competitive game that is the  Dragonball Z TCG!

 

 

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ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE!!!
Wednesday, September 2nd from 11am to 9pm

As we wrap up Spidey’s 53rd Anniversary, we’re ending with the more recent events in the Spider-Verse!

On Wed., Sept. 2nd, the FIRST 25 GUESTS at 11am and 7pm will receive a FREE TRUE BELIEVERS ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #1 COMIC!!!

Plus, ALL GUESTS can enter our raffle for a chance to win* 1 of 2  SPIDER-VERSE POSTERS!!!

The drawings will be held on Friday, Sept. 4th at 11am!

* Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

 

 

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SEPTEMBER IS EMERALD CITY’S 26TH BIRTHDAY MONTH!!!

Happy birthday to us! To help celebrate, stop by EC each Saturday in September for a BIG DISCOUNT on a different category of merchandise!!!

Keep checking our in-store NewsFlyers and our Facebook page for the announcement of which category will be on sale each Saturday!
http://facebook.com/emeraldcitycomics

 

 

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“SITH SATURDAY & SUNDAY”!!!
Saturday, September 5th from 11am to 9pm, and
Sunday, September 6th from noon to 6pm

If you didn’t get enough Star Wars merchandise on “Force Friday,” come to Emerald City on Saturday and Sunday for HUGE SAVINGS on a VAST SELECTION of Star Wars clearance items! Help us make room for all the new Force Awakens merchandise we’ll be receiving, by taking BIG DISCOUNTS on select Star Wars stuff!

(Items will be priced at their greatest discount, and so will not be eligible for any additional sales or discounts)

 

 

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MARVEL HEROCLIX AGE OF ULTRON MONTH 3 WAVE 2
Saturday, September 5th from 2pm to 5pm

Our first event left us with extra tournament support! We have room to run this event again for the first 10 people to sign up using Wizkidseventsystem.com!

Tournament Format:
300 point, Sealed event utilizing two Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron Wave 2 Booster Packs

Resources and Relics from the Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron: Original Avengers Fast Forces and/or Marvel HeroClix: Ant-Man Box Set are allowed for use on a player’s force.

Tournament Prizes:
o The Captain America Avengers ID Cards are Participation Prizes, and are to be awarded upon completion of Event One to each player.
o High Evolutionary Limited Edition Figures are to be awarded to First, Second, and 2 random players.

$30 entry fee

Please sign up in advance on wizkidseventsystem.com

 

 

GameCollection
LAST DAY OF SUMMER GAMES SALE

Labor Day — Monday, September 7th — is the last day of our “10% OFF All Games All Summer” sale!

Stock up to game on through Autumn!!!

We will be open our regular hours, 11am to 9pm, to give you every opportunity to save!

 

 

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IS EC THE BEST OF THE BAY?
MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!!!

Once again, Creative Loafing is presenting their Best of the Bay awards, and EC is a nominee for Best Comics Shop!!! We would deeply appreciate your vote! Just follow these easy steps:

1. Log on to http://m.cltampa.com/tampa/BestoftheBay2015/Page
2. Scroll down to “Stage 3: VOTE!” and click “Goods & Services”.
3. Scroll down to “Best Comics Shop,” click the drop-down arrow and select “Emerald City Comics,” then “Submit” at the bottom.

 

 

Always get the latest EC updates on our Facebook page:
http://facebook.com/emeraldcitycomics

 

And also see the Events page on our website for upcoming events:
http://emeraldcitycomics.com/events/

 

(Please note: the following featured items were expected to ship, but are not guaranteed to be in-stock in the case of shortages or sell-outs)

 

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Click here for new releases!

http://emeraldcitycomics.com/new-releases/

 

Featured Comic Books:

 

ANT-MAN LAST DAYS 1
ANT-MAN LAST DAYS #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Ramon Rosanas (CA) Mark Brooks
• When a local clairvoyant predicts the end of the world, a mysterious woman sends Scott on a vital mission!
•  An old foe (okay, maybe more like annoyance) shows up – and Scott’s going to regret it!
•  What do you do when you think the world is about to end? What do you think? Doesn’t anybody else remember 1999? You party! Everything dies? Pfft. Everything DANCES.
Rated T+

 

BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT GENESIS 1
BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT GENESIS #1 (OF 6)
DC COMICS
(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Alisson Borges (CA) Stjepan Sejic
Witness the birth of Gotham City’s newest villain, the Arkham Knight, in this stunning new 6-issue miniseries written by Peter J. Tomasi, the man behind the hit series BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT and BATMAN AND ROBIN!

 

HANK JOHNSON AGENT OF HYDRA 1
HANK JOHNSON AGENT OF HYDRA #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) David Mandel (A) Michael Walsh (CA) Amanda Conner
Hey there, comic reader! Have you ever wondered what Hydra agents do during their downtime? No? Well…then, uh, go read HAIL HYDRA. For everyone else with a burning desire to see a Hydra agent letting it all hang out, THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOU! BE THRILLED as Hank picks up his kids from school! BE AMAZED as Hank talks with Hydra’s HR department! And BE STUPEFIED as Hank wishes he had picked a different line of work! From CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM executive producer David Mandel, Hank Johnson, Agent of Hydra will have you looking at faceless henchmen in a whole new light.
Rated T+

 

IMAGE GIANT SIZED ARTISTS PROOF ED WALKING DEAD 1
IMAGE GIANT SIZED ARTIST’S PROOF ED WALKING DEAD #1 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Robert Kirkman (A/CA) Tony Moore
The all-new IMAGE GIANT-SIZED ARTIST’S PROOF EDITION series presents special artist achievements in their raw form in an oversized format. TONY MOORE’s gritty line work from THE WALKING DEAD #1 is presented here in glorious black and white inks, free of grey tones, at 11×17.

 

ZODIAC STARFORCE 1
ZODIAC STARFORCE #1
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Kevin Panetta (A) Paulina Ganucheau (CA) Marguerite Sauvage
An elite group of teenage girls with magical powers have sworn to protect our planet against dark creatures . . . as long as they can get out of class!
These high-school girls aren’t just combating math tests. They’re also battling monsters! But when an evil force infects leader Emma, she must work with her team to save herself-and the world-from the evil Diana and her mean-girl minions!

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

INVISIBLE REPUBLIC TP VOL 01
INVISIBLE REPUBLIC TP VOL 01
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Gabriel Hardman, Corinna Bechko (A/CA) Gabriel Hardman
SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE Of $9.99
When a reporter unearths the secret history of the recently deposed dictator of a remote colonized moon, he discovers exposing secrets can deadly.
Collects INVISIBLE REPUBLIC #1-5

 

RETURN OF LIVING DEADPOOL TP
RETURN OF LIVING DEADPOOL TP
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Nicole Virella (CA) Jay Shaw
NIGHT OF THE LIVING Deadpool brought you the tale of the Merc with the Mouth trapped in a zombie apocalypse. Our hero eventually found a “cure” to the outbreak – any zombie that ate Deadpool transformed…into another Deadpool. Happily ever after? Not so fast! Because wandering hordes of Deadpools might just be worse than flesh-hungry walking corpses! Now, the world is overrun by zillions of Deadpools AND zillions of zombies, and a girl named Liz just wants to live through the night. But did she really just find a good Deadpool among the chaotic hordes? Plus: Wait, what’s the actual danger of a planet overrun with Deadpools? Tummy sore from laughing? Overdose of awesomesauce? Or just too much of a good thing? I have no idea how this is going to end.
Collecting RETURN OF THE LIVING DEADPOOL #1-4.
Parental Advisory

 

RUNLOVEKILL TP VOL 01
RUNLOVEKILL TP VOL 01 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Jonathan Tsuei (A) Eric Canete (CA) Manu Fernandez
The Origami, a mysterious military organization, is on the hunt for one of their former assassins, Rain Oshiro. Their grasp over the city of Prygat is tightening and Rain has less than twenty-four hours to get out before she’s trapped forever. Rain must face the decisions of her past while using everything at her disposal to avoid capture or even worse, death.
Collects RUNLOVEKILL #1-4

 

WALKING DEAD TP VOL 24
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 24 LIFE AND DEATH (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Robert Kirkman (A) Charlie Adlard & Various (CA) Charlie Adlard, Dave Steward
As the fair opens at Alexandria, old friends return from afar and new adversaries make their introductions.
Collects THE WALKING DEAD #139-144

 

 

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Back Issues / Vintage Comics
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Just first appearances this week, ‘cause that’s just how we roll.

Batman Adventures #12 in Very Fine (8.0) for $500. First appearance of Harley Quinn a.k.a. Prom Queen to Deadpool’s Prom King. (Image above is not our actual comic)

Batman Beyond #1, that’s the 1999 series #1, in Very Fine Plus (8.5) for $30. First appearance of Terry McGinnis, otherwise known as … you guessed it, Batman Beyond.

Tales of Suspense #52 in Very Good (4.0) for $275. First appearance of Black Widow; back when she used to dress like a wealthy dowager.

Iron Man #55 in a PGX graded 8.5 (Very Fine Plus) for $800. You get double the bang for your first appearance buck on this one, it’s the first appearance of both Thanos (Pre-Gauntlet) and Drax (Pre-Guardians).

Au Revoir!

 

 

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Games
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D&DIconsoftheRealmsSet3RageofDemons
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS FANTASY MINIATURES:
ICONS OF THE REALMS SET 3 – RAGE OF DEMONS
Collect all 54 figures from Set 3, the newest set of randomly sorted monsters and heroes in the exciting new line of D&D Miniatures, Icons of the Realms. Bring the world of the Forgotten Realms to life with these new miniatures!

 

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MAGIC THE GATHERING: DUEL DECK ZENDIKAR VS. ELDRAZI
Drawing on powerful mana that surges through the roiling land, Zendikar’s forces have joined together to defend their plane. The Eldrazi titans, trapped for thousands of years, have broken their bonds. Now their numberless spawn begin to overrun Zendikar. Can Zendikar resist this onslaught? Or will the Eldrazi triumph? Face-off against each other with Magic: The Gathering Duel Decks, containing two opposing, ready-to-play, 60-card decks, two Deck Boxes, a Strategy insert, and a rules reference card.

 

StarWarsXwingWave7
STAR WARS X-WING: WAVE SEVEN
SLAM into the middle of your enemy’s starfighters. Pummel your foes with plasma torpedoes and ion bombs. Eliminate everyone who would come between you and your bounty!
The game’s explosive seventh wave introduces new starships to each of the game’s three factions, including two for the Scum and Villainy faction and one each for the Rebels and Imperials.
Wave Seven includes: Hound’s Tooth Expansion Pack, K-wing Expansion Pack, Kihraxz Fighter Expansion Pack, and TIE Punisher Expansion Pack.

 

OpenSesame
OPEN SESAME
In Open Sesame, a.k.a. Ali, players re-enact the story of “Ali Baba & the Forty Thieves” – but as a push-your-luck memory game.
Each round, one player takes the role of Ali while the other players are all thieves. These thieves must repeat, in turn and without error, an ever-growing list of objects – these objects being the treasures that Ali Baba covets and wants to steal. The question for Ali is whether to stop or not before he covets too much and ends up stuck in the cave, with the treasures falling into the hands of the thieves.
Variant rules allow for only two to play Open Sesame.

 

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MACHI KORO: MILLIONAIRE’S ROW
Millionaire’s Row expands the Machi Koro base game with thirteen new establishment cards, including a winery, a moving company and a general store. The designer notes that the new cards somewhat increase the difficulty of the rules, and this expansion can be combined with Machi Koro: Harbor Expansion.

 

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STAR TREK: FIVE YEAR MISSION
Star Trek: Five-Year Mission is a cooperative dice placement game for 3-7 players who take the roles of crew members of either the USS Enterprise (from the original Star Trek series) or the USS Enterprise-D (from Star Trek: The Next Generation). Each crew member has a different ability and the crew’s ability’s differ on each crew.
In these roles, players try to cooperatively solve a series of blue (easy), yellow (medium) and red (difficult) alerts to score points attempting one of 6 different difficulty levels to win before failing five such alerts, or the Enterprise being destroyed. Players must deal with injuries which lock dice out of play, ship damage that can force players to attempt harder alerts, urgent events that must be completed in 3 minutes, the prime directive, as well as yellow and red alerts that force additional alerts cards to come into play pushing you closer to failing.

 

 

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Toys / Collectables
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THUNDERCRACKER
TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS COMBINER WARS LEADER THUNDERCRACKER
HASBRO
Bring home a big, transforming jet from Cybertron! The Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Leader Thundercracker stands tall above all Decepticons, and this massive screenwriter/thug/conscientious objector features an optional clip-on weapons – just in case he needs to defend his friends or his dog, Buster. With 8 huge guns, Thundercracker can travel the galaxy with his spring-loaded photon missile launcher and hunt down anybody that would dare attack his new home. Order yours now! Measures about 10-inches tall. Ages 8 and up.

 

BLWIDOW
BLACK WIDOW AVENGERS AOU SIXTH SCALE HOT TOY
SIDESHOW FIGURES
Hot Toys and Sideshow Collectibles are excited to present the deadly female of the mighty Avengers, the 1/6th scale Black Widow Collectible Figure from Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron!
The movie-accurate collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in the film and features a newly painted head sculpt with short curly brownish-red real fabric hair, newly tailored costume with leather-like trims and blue highlights, detailed weapons and accessories.
Don’t forget to add this lethal female agent to your Avengers: Age of Ultron collection!

 

SABRETOOTH
MARVEL SELECT ZOMBIE SABRETOOTH AF
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys release! From the world of Marvel’s Villain Zombies, it’s wolverine’s deadliest – and deadest! – foe, Sabretooth! Looking like he went a couple hundred rounds with Wolverine (and the rest of the X-Men), an eviscerated Victor Creed joins Magneto as the second Villain Zombie figure in the Marvel Select line. Standing nearly 8 inches tall, the figure comes packaged in oversized Select packaging with spine artwork, and includes a diorama base that features a damaged chunk of Green Goblin’s Goblin Glider. Sculpted by Phil Ramirez!

 

DARKSIDEGUITARLIGHTSIDEGUITAR
STAR WARS DARK SIDE / LIGHT SIDE GUITAR PICK PACK
PEAVEY ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
From Peavey Electronics. Each pack contains 12 picks (2 of each design) featuring the heroes and villains of the Star Wars saga on 351 shape, medium gauge picks. Choose from Dark Side and Light Side Pick Packs, each in clamshell packaging.

 

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DEADPOOL  BUTTONS
ATA BOY
Comics fandom’s favorite chimichanga-eating assassin stars on a new series of buttons!

 

 

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Spider-Man Day! Newsletter 8/21/15

 

 

SPIDER-MAN
SPIDER-MAN’S 53rd ANNIVERSARY EVENT!!!
Saturday, August 22nd from 11am to 9pm

Everyone’s favorite web-slinger is celebrating his 53rd Anniversary — his first appearance was Amazing Fantasy #15, released on Aug. 10th, 1963! And to celebrate, EC is having an anniversary party just for him! And, you, of course!

Join us on Saturday, August 22nd, when the FIRST 50 GUESTS at 11am ONLY will receive a FREE 2007 FREE COMIC BOOK DAY SPIDER-MAN COMIC and a FREE SPIDEY STICKER!!! (The Spidey sticker will have EC Discounts of $1, $5, $10… and ONE will have a $25 EC Gift Certificate! 1 sticker per household, but we’ll have extras for the kids!)

And, SAVE 20% on ALL SPIDER-MAN MERCHANDISE in the store!
(Except Vintage and Consignment items.)

PLUS, MEET SPIDER-MAN LIVE, IN-PERSON** from 11am-3pm for pics and autographs!

ALL GUESTS can enter our RAFFLE, for a chance to win* 1 of 2 sets of SPIDER-MAN FAN PACKS!!!

The drawings will be held on Monday, Aug. 24th at 11am!

*Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

** Scheduled to appear; subject to change without notice. See EC’s Facebook Page or contact the store for updates.

 

 

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MARVEL HEROCLIX SPIDER-MAN SYMBIOTE TOURNAMENT!
Saturday, August 22nd from 2pm to 5pm

Bring your Constructed 400-point team down for some Clix’ing.

Entry is $5 and teams must be Modern Age legal.
(Full list of modern sets can be found on HCrealms.com)

We will be playing for the OP Figures from the Spider-man Symbiote OP Kit!

Be sure to Register online at Wizkidseventsystem.com

 

 

POKEMON
POKEMON LEAGUE (YOUTH)
Every Sunday from 4pm to 6pm

Ages 8-16

The League cycle is divided into eight seasons, each of which lasts about five weeks and represents Pokémon featured in the new Pokémon X and Pokémon Y games!

When each season begins, you’ll receive a score card. As you participate in League events, you’ll use this card to keep track of your League matches. If you play in enough matches and track them on your scorecard, you’ll earn special code cards for the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online! And, if you meet more specific goals, you can even earn exclusive awards!

Participation includes playing Pokémon TCG games, playing Pokémon video game matches, completing activities, and trading cards.

 

 

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MARVEL ZOMBIES & DC BOMBSHELLS GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE!
Wednesday, August 26th from 11am to 9pm

AMC’s Walking Dead companion series, Fear the Walking Dead, premieres on Sunday, Aug. 23rd, and The Walking Dead Season 5 debuts on BluRay/DVD Tues., Aug. 25th! So, at EC, we thought we’d add to this week’s zombie apocalypse…

On Wed., August 26th, the FIRST 25 GUESTS at 11am and 7pm will receive a FREE TRUE BELIEVERS MARVEL ZOMBIES #1 COMIC, and a MARVEL PREVIEWS FOLD-OUT PROMO-ZINE!!!

Plus, ALL GUESTS can enter our raffle for a chance to win* 1 of 2 sets of DC BOMBSHELL VARIANT COVERS for the last TWO WEEKS OF AUGUST!!!

Thanks to our friends at Sundial MUVICO in Downtown St. Pete, we’ll also be holding a second raffle for a chance to win* 1 HITMAN: AGENT 47 MOVIE POSTER and a FREE MOVIE TICKET!!!

The drawings will be held on Friday, Aug. 24th at 11am!

*Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

 

 

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HOPS & TABLETOPS @ PAIR O’ DICE BREWING CO.
Wednesday, August 26th from 7pm to 10pm
at Pair O’ Dice Brewing, 4400 118th Avenue North #208, Clearwater, FL 33762

Roll the dice @ Pair O’ Dice with Emerald City Comics Wednesdays!

The Emerald City folks are back every other Wednesday with more games to play!

Pair O’ Dice Brewing Co. will have plenty of room for your favorite tabletop and card games. They’ll also have epic N64 and retro video games on the TV!

So come on down and grab some dice, your favorite game, and an appetite for some amazing craft beer!

 

 

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DC BOMBSHELLS DAY!!!
Saturday, August 29th from 11am to 9pm

To celebrate the August’s release of the the DC Bombshells comic book series, plus the variant Bombshell covers on select DC comics, Emerald City is hosting a DC Bombshells Day!!!

The FIRST 50 GUESTS at 11am ONLy will receive a FREE DC BOMBSHELLS BUTTON!

And, save money with big discounts on SELECT DC SUPERHEROES ITEMS!

PLUS, MEET DC BOMBSHELL CHARACTERS LIVE, IN-PERSON** for pics and autographs! (times and characters to be announced)

ALL GUESTS can enter our RAFFLE, for a chance to win* 1 of 2 sets of BOMBSHELL FAN PACKS!!! Packs include a DC Bombshells 2016 Calendar, and Wonder Woman Bombshell mini-poster, and in a celebration of Marvel’s “bombshell” characters, two A-Force posters!!!

The drawings will be held on Monday, Aug. 31st at 11am!

PLUS, you can take part in our
DC BOMBSHELL DAY COSPLAY CONTEST @ EC!

It’s really easy!!!

1. Come to EC on Saturday, Aug. 29th in any Bombshell or other established character cosplay of your choice! (Family-friendly, of course.)

2. Take your picture with our Costumed Heroes while dressed in your cosplay!

3. Post your pic on Emerald City’s Facebook page and tag yourself and Emerald City by Midnight that day!

4. That’s it! EC will randomly select 4 winners*, (we’ll write down the names of the entrants and place them in a basket, drawing out four different names), who will each receive a $25 EC Gift Certificate! Winners will be notified on Monday, Aug. 31st! Good luck!

Keep checking our Facebook page for more details about the event:
www.facebook.com/emeraldcitycomics

*Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

** Scheduled to appear; subject to change without notice. See EC’s Facebook Page or contact the store for updates.

 

 

heroclix mystical
MARVEL HEROCLIX MYSTICAL MONTHLY OP KIT!
Saturday, August 29th from 2pm to 5pm

Bring your favorite super-heroes together in a 300 point force using Modern Age rules and come compete for great prizes!

Entry will be $5 and we will be playing for the Promo Figures from the Marvel Mystical Monthly OP Kit!

The figures included are Dormammu, Doctor Strange, and Blade!

Reserve your spot today on Wizkidseventsystem.com !!

 

 

games night
BOARD GAME MEET-UP
Saturday, August 29th from 4pm to 9pm

Do you enjoy Board games? Got a fantastic new game and no one at home to play it with? Well, bring it on down to our Emerald City Board Game Meet-Ups!

No purchase necessary to come down and have fun! The festivities start at 4pm. Even if you don’t have your own games to play, fear not — we have a wide variety of free-to-play demonstration copies for anyone to use in our game room!

Drink and snack purchases are available!

Our Board Game Meet-ups are open to all — players under age 13 are welcome with an adult.

 

 

dbz
DRAGON BALL Z TCG TOURNAMENT
Monday, August 31st from 6pm to 9pm

Love the card game? Well, bring your Constructed decks and come on down for a Tournament!

Entry is $5, and prizes will be a split of store credit among the top 3 players. Additionally, we have promo cards to give out!

So, stop on in, power up to over 9000 and enjoy the competitive game that is the  Dragonball Z TCG!

 

 

botb-social-2015
IS EMERALD CITY COMICS THE “BEST OF THE BAY”?
VOTE NOW AND LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!!!

It’s time for the Creative Loafing Best of the Bay – and the re-vamped voting site this year is EASIER to use than EVER BEFORE!!!

Simply go to the link below and click on the category “Goods & Services”, then under the category, “Best Comics Shop”, click the drop-down tab and select “Emerald City Comics”!

See? We toldja… it’s easy!!!

As always, your friends at Emerald City Comics appreciate your enthusiastic support!!!

http://m.cltampa.com/tampa/BestoftheBay2015/Page

 

 

Always get the latest EC updates on our Facebook page:
http://facebook.com/emeraldcitycomics

 

And also see the Events page on our website for upcoming events:
http://emeraldcitycomics.com/events/

 

(Please note: the following featured items were expected to ship, but are not guaranteed to be in-stock in the case of shortages or sell-outs)

 

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Click here for new releases!

http://emeraldcitycomics.com/new-releases/

 

 

Featured Comic Books:

 

HIP HOP FAMILY TREE 1
HIP HOP FAMILY TREE #1
FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
The New York Times bestselling book series debuts as a  monthly  comic book (!) with new covers, artwork, a “director’s commentary” section that describes the motivation, process, and research involved in making this masterpiece, plus other surprises! This first issue highlights the breakdancers, graffiti artists, DJs and MCs who formed hip hop culture beginning in the tenement rec rooms of the south Bronx in the 1970s. You’ll discover who invented the term “Hip Hop”. You’ll see names you recognize like Grandmaster Flash and Afrika Bambaataa and you’ll discover where they fit into the culture as pioneers… every month!

 

HOUSE OF M 1
HOUSE OF M #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Dennis Hopeless (A) Marco Failla (CA) Kris Anka
• The House of Magnus controls all, having crushed all resistance to their reign. Magneto rules with an iron-fist, while his children and grandchildren live their lives as royals-with all the privileges and pit-falls that come with that title.
•  But is Magneto’s control as all-encompassing as it seems? And what happens to a conqueror when there is no one left to conquer?
Rated T+

 

HOWARD THE HUMAN 1
HOWARD THE HUMAN #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Skottie Young (A/CA) Jim Mahfood
Spend a day with Howard, a private investigator and the only human living in city full of animals. But not, like, criminals and lowlifes. We’re talking elephants, apes, ducks and kitty cats. Catching a case, grinding a few gears, dodging some bullets and almost getting killed by an anthropomorchic monstrosity. It’s just another Monday for Howard the Human brought to you by Skottie Young (ROCKET RACCOON) and Jim Mahfood (MIAMI VICE REMIX).
Rated T+

 

ISLAND 2
ISLAND #2 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W/A) Emma Rios & Various (CA) Emma Rios
SECOND ISSUE OF THE OVERSIZED COMICS MAGAZINE!
This issue introduces SIMON ROY’S (PROPHET, Tiger Lung) tale of cannibals in space.

 

RAT QUEENS 11
RAT QUEENS #11 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Kurtis J. Wiebe (A) Tess Fowler (CA) Stjepan Sejic
“DEMONS”
Road Trip! Having survived the end of the world, the Queens follow Hannah back to where it all began: Mage University. With Necromancers being hunted by a mysterious cadre of religious zealots, Hannah will see to it that the Council of Ten, the overseers of the mage community, do something about it.

 

WOLF 2
WOLF #2 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Ales Kot (A/CA) Matt Taylor
History comes alive. The investigation thickens.

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

BRAVEST WARRIORS TP VOL 05
BRAVEST WARRIORS TP VOL 05
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Jason Johnson, Breehn Burns (A) Mike Holmes (CA) Tyson Hesse
The Bravest Warriors have crashed! Shot down by a mysterious enemy, the gang is stranded on an uncharted planet with no way off or help in sight. While the rest of the team tries to find a way to survive (and pass the time), Chris struggles to accept his Emotion Lord abilities and begins to doubt whether or not he should even be a Bravest Warrior. Written by the showrunners of Bravest Warriors, Jason Johnson & Breehn Burns, and illustrated by Mike Holmes (True Story), this volume takes place during season 2 of the hit animated series. Collects issues #17-#20.

 

GUARDIANS OF GALAXY BEST STORY EVER TP
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY BEST STORY EVER TP
MARVEL COMICS
(W/A) Various (CA) TBD
This is it: the harrowing tale of the Guardians’ greatest triumph! (Or so they’d have you believe!) Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon and the rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy explode into action in this bombastic prison break! Plus: Find out why these ragtag heroes are worthy of guarding the galaxy in scintillating solo stories! Rocket and Groot team up with old friends to rescue a princess, but will a bounty turn them against one another? Drax battles Thanos and Thor in two classic tales! And get a glimpse of the childhood of Gamora, daughter of Thanos! Collecting GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: BEST STORY EVER #1, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: TOMORROW’S AVENGERS #1, FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2014 (ROCKET RACCOON) #1 and GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: GALAXY’S MOST WANTED #1 – plus material from THOR (1966) #314, LOGAN’S RUN #6 and MARVEL HOLIDAY SPECIAL #2.
Rated T+

 

MS MARVEL HC VOL 01
MS MARVEL HC VOL 01
MARVEL COMICS
(W) G. Willow Wilson (A) Adrian Alphona, Jake Wyatt (CA) Sara Pichelli
Marvel Comics presents the all-new Ms. Marvel, the groundbreaking heroine who’s become an international sensation! Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City – until she suddenly gains extraordinary gifts. But who is she now? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Kamala explores her newfound powers, but will the weight of the legacy before her be too much? Encounters with the maniacal Inventor and the Inhumans’ royal family; team-ups with her favorite hero Wolverine and the Inhumans’ dog, Lockjaw… Kamala is living the dream. But as she discovers more about her past, her future is threatened! How long can Ms. Marvel’s life override Kamala’s? Experience the fan-favorite, critically acclaimed new series from the beginning! Collecting MS. MARVEL (2014) #1-11 and material from ALL-NEW MARVEL NOW! POINT ONE #1.

 

NAMES TP
NAMES TP (MR)
DC COMICS
(W) Peter Milligan (A) Leandro Fernandez (CA) Celia Calle
The 9-issue Vertigo miniseries is collected! Kevin Walker is a successful New York trader. He has it all – until the mysterious man called the Surgeon walks into his office. It’s a visit that ends with Kevin Walker’s suicide – and now, Katya, Kevin’s beautiful and deadly wife, must find out who killed her husband, and why – No matter who she has to kill.

 

 

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Back Issues / Vintage Comics
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Folks, I don’t think you’re ready for how awesome this weeks books are. Seriously, I don’t want anyone to get hurt as a result of the sheer awesomeness of these books. So be careful, awesomeness ahead.

Ready to hear what they are? Honestly, I don’t know if you’re ready yet…

Okay, now you’re ready:

Well, let’s start out with this copy of Showcase #22, the first appearance of Hal Jordan as the Green Lantern, it’s in Very Good (4.0) condition and it’s $2,300. We haven’t had a copy of this book in years. [Image above is not our actual comic]

Daredevil #1! DAREdevil!! Number ONE!! Also a Very Good (4.0) copy but this one is $1,200. First appearance of Daredevil. He has his own tee-vee show!

Now if those seem a bit expensive, here are a few Modern Age books that won’t break you. We’ve got a couple of sweet Batman books here. Specifically we have Batman #563, with the nice J. Scott Campbell Joker cover in Very Fine/Near Mint (9.0) condition for $25.

And last — but certainly not least — is a reader copy of Batman Adventures : Mad Love #1 in Fine Plus (6.5) condition for $50.

Until next time folks!

 

 

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Print
ADVENTURE TIME FLUXX
Join Jake The Dog and Finn The Human for some ever-changing fun with Adventure Time Fluxx! Draw a card, play a card, and change the rules! Get mathematical against Candy Zombies visit the City of Thieves to steal from your friends and maybe, if things work out just right, you might even get to Floop the Pig!

 

DragonAgeRPGCore
DRAGON AGE RPG CORE RULEBOOK
It has been hundreds of years since the last Blight ravaged the world of Thedas. Many believe that it can never happen again, that the Dragon Age will pass without the rise of such evil. They are wrong. Beneath the earth the darkspawn stir. A new archdemon has risen and with it a Blight that will scourge the lands and darken the skies. The nations of Thedas need a new generation of heroes, but who will answer the call? The Dragon Age Roleplaying Game brings Thedas to your tabletop! This Core Rulebook combines the rules and background of the original game under one cover for the first time, and includes a brand-new adventure. So gather your friends, grab some dice, and get ready to enter a world of mages and templars, of Grey Wardens and darkspawn, of gods and demons… the world of Dragon Age!

 

FireflyShinyDice
FIREFLY: SHINY DICE
Get a Crew, Get a Mission, and Keep Flyin! Firefly Shiny Dice is a press-your-luck style dice game that pits the crew and passengers of the famed Firefly Universe against their most dastardly villains. Declare yourself the `Best in the Verse!` Firefly Shiny Dice comes complete with 15 custom dice, 100 cards, and two full-color game mats.

 

StarWarsImperialAssaultTwinShadows
STAR WARS IMPERIAL ASSAULT: TWIN SHADOWS EXPANSION
Investigate the Empire’s growing presence on Tatooine in Twin Shadows, an expansion for Imperial Assault. Its fully formed mini-campaign challenges the Rebels to help Han Solo, while new tiles and skirmish missions allow you to battle through a Mos Eisley cantina. Two new heroes seek to recover vital components for the Rebel Alliance, but they must first deal with the expansion’s Heavy Stormtroopers and Tusken Raiders. With ten sculpted plastic figures, twelve double-sided map tiles, and over sixty new cards, Twin Shadows brings new dangers, drama, and heroics to every Imperial Assault campaign and skirmish!
Also available Boba Fett, Kayn Somos and R2-D2 & C-3PO packs.

 

CthulhuRealms
CTHULHU REALMS
Delve into great secrets that should remain buried in Cthulhu Realms! In this fast-paced, head-to-head, deckbuilding game, players call upon the powers of dark cults and the creatures they worship to drive their opponent insane – while seeking sanctuary from the very same powers they’re calling upon!

 

ArtifactsInc
ARTIFACTS INC.
New York, 1929: A frenzy of interest in antiquity is sweeping the nation! With museums hungry for mysterious and exotic artifacts – and you hungry for adventure – players start up their own archeology company. Untold wonders await within dangerous jungles, harsh deserts, and wind-swept mountains. Gain a reputation as the most intrepid and famous adventurer of all time in Artifacts, Inc.!

 

YashimaLegendKamiMasters
YASHIMA: LEGEND OF THE KAMI MASTERS
In ancient times, the Kami, spirit protectors of the world, were unknown to all but those who practiced Shinto. But, a cataclysmic event changed everything, and now people salvaged from the wreckage can see Kami and bond with them. You are a Kami Master. Trained in the art of channeling the spirit energy of the Kami, unrivaled in expertise of your chosen fighting style, you are sworn to uphold the honor of your House and battle for domination of the Clans! Yashima: Legend of the Kami Masters is a card-driven miniatures game where players customize their chosen Kami Master and compete in two-player duels, team-based combat, or free-for-all showdowns! This core set includes four characters (Rosamu, the monk; Hikaru, the priestess; Akikio, the Fire Sorceresses; and Kenta, the Ronin Warrior) and four kami (The Dragon, The Tiger, The Tortoise, and The Phoenix), each with their own Battle Deck and highly detailed character miniature.

 

SMOG
THE WORLD OF SMOG: ON HER MAJESTY’S SERVICE
Set in the fantastic steampunk World of Smog created by Panache Animation, On Her Majesty’s Service is a stylish board game where players navigate the rotating tiles that make up the game board, trading Ethers and Artefacts in order to fulfill the quest set by Queen Victoria, all the while dealing with the agents of the Shadow Master.

 

 

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Toys / Collectables
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GODZILLA
GODZILLA 2014 S.H.MONSTER ARTS AF
TAMASHII NATIONS
From Tamashii Nations. Godzilla is making a big comeback in Hollywood this year, which also marks 60 years since his creation! S.H.Monster Arts Godzilla (2014) is expertly sculpted and brought to life by the popular Yuji Sakai (Godzilla Complete Works). In all his magnificent detail, the Godzilla (2014) figure is a worthy commemoration for the 60th-anniversary. The realistic silhouette from head to tail is not only represented in stunning accuracy, but is articulated for epic posing possibilities. Godzilla’s jaw is also jointed, allowing for enactment of a ferocious roar, sure to knock down any city! Godzilla (2014) stands at approximately 6″ high. Window box packaging.

 

SPEEDER BIKE
STAR WARS SPEEDER BIKE SIXTH SCALE AF
SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES
Capable of reaching breakneck speeds, Imperial Scout Troopers raced their Speeder Bikes through the forest moon of Endor, whizzing between trees and underbrush in an unforgettable chase against Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia, as they attempted to warn the shield generator stations of the Rebel Alliance’s presence.
The highly-detailed rapid-transport reconnaissance vehicle boasts a sleek design with a military grade repulsorlift engine, power cell, and a simple blaster cannon for defense. Built for maneuverability, it features articulated foot pedals, engine flaps, and steering vanes to achieve the perfect action display, with or without pilot.
Mounted on a museum-quality base to complete the hover effect, the Sixth Scale Speeder Bike is an essential addition for recreating your favorite scenes from the Battle of Endor!

 

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STAR WARS SCOUT TROOPER SIXTH SCALE AF
SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES
Far more mobile than Stormtrooper units, Imperial Scout Troopers were assigned to the forest moon of Endor to patrol perimeters, perform reconnaissance missions, and identify enemy positions. Capable of reaching breakneck speeds on their Speeder Bikes, the Scout Troopers raced between the trees in an unforgettable chase against Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia, as they attempted to warn the shield generator stations of the Rebel Alliance’s presence during the Battle of Endor.
Armed to provide rear-guard cover with their blaster pistol, the Scout Troopers are trained as efficient survivalists, equipped with lightweight armor, utility belt, sidearm boot holster, and helmets with enhanced macrobinocular view plates for efficient target acquisition. Displayed with a forest terrain base, or piloting the Sixth Scale Speeder Bike (sold separately), these loyal scouts are ready to be assigned to their post.

 

MINIMATES
MARVEL MINIMATES SER 63 AVENGERS 2
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys release! The biggest movie of 2015 is slowly becoming the biggest Minimates assortment of the years, as well! With so many characters and looks to choose from, DST is offering a second, completely different assortment of 2-inch Minimates mini-figures based on Avengers: Age of Ultron! With three different two-packs, plus a rare, one-per-case variant two-pack, this assortment will complete your Age of Ultron collection with a vengeance! The line-up is still top-secret, but each Minimate features 14 points of articulation, as well as interchangeable parts and accessories. Packaged in a full-color window box!

 

batmansuperman    CATWOMANWONDER WOMAN
DC COMICS DESIGNER JAE LEE SER 1 ACTION FIGURES
DC COMICS
Based on the styles of renowned artist Jae Lee, comes the next wave of detailed figures in the DC Collectibles Designer Series.
•    BATMAN – 6.75″
•    SUPERMAN – 6.75″
•    CATWOMAN – 6.5″
•    WONDER WOMAN – 6.6″
EACH FIGURE SOLD SEPARATELY

 

 

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Doctor Who Comics Day! Newsletter 8/14/15

 

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IS EMERALD CITY COMICS THE “BEST OF THE BAY”?
VOTE NOW AND LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!!!

It’s time for the Creative Loafing Best of the Bay – and the re-vamped voting site this year is EASIER to use than EVER BEFORE!!!

Simply go to the link below and click on the category “Goods & Services”, then under the category, “Best Comics Shop”, click the drop-down tab and select “Emerald City Comics”!

See? We toldja… it’s easy!!!

As always, your friends at Emerald City Comics appreciate your enthusiastic support!!!

http://m.cltampa.com/tampa/BestoftheBay2015/Page

 

 

drwhoday
DOCTOR WHO COMICS DAY!!!
Saturday, August 15th from 11am to 9pm

“Four Doctors, Five Issues, One Epic Adventure!”

Titan Comics releases its five-issue weekly series featuring the 10th, 11th and 12th Doctor, along with their companions and guests galore, to launch Doctor Who Comics Day!

EC joins the celebration on Saturday, August 15th! The FIRST 50 TARDIS VISITORS at 11am ONLY will receive a FREE DOCTOR WHO FAN PACK!!!

The fan pack consists of coloring and puzzle sheets, a build-your-own comic kit, a Free Comic Book Day “Three Doctors” Doctor Who Comic, and an exclusive art card by artist Neil Edwards!

PLUS, the Tampa Bay TARDIS will be here from 11am – 5pm, along with the 5th DOCTOR!!!*
(The Doctor is an excellent cosplay actor, not associated with the BBC TV series.)

Show up in DOCTOR WHO COSPLAY and enter our contest for a chance to win 1 of four $25 EC GIFT CERTIFICATES!!!

Just take your picture with the TARDIS, post it on our EC Facebook page, with your name tagged, and you could be randomly chosen to win! (Photos must be posted by Midnight, Aug. 15th to be eligible. Winners will be announced on our Facebook page on Monday, Aug. 17th.)

AND, ALL DAY, SAVE 20% on ALL DOCTOR WHO MERCHANDISE!!!

PLUS, ALL GUESTS can enter our RAFFLE, for a chance to win** 1 of 2 sets of ALL 5 DOCTOR WHO SUBSCRIBER PHOTO VARIANTS in the series, plus an ADIPOSE POCKET POP! KEYCHAIN!!!

The drawing will be held on Monday, Aug. 17th at 11am!

* Scheduled to appear; subject to change without notice. See EC’s Facebook Page or contact the store for updates.

** Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

 

 

ultron heroclix
MARVEL HEROCLIX AGE OF ULTRON MONTH 3 EVENT
Saturday, August 15th from 2pm to 5pm

Tournament Format: 300 point, Sealed event utilizing:
Two (2) Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron Wave 2 Booster Packs

Resources and Relics from the Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron: Original Avengers Fast Forces, Marvel HeroClix: Ant-Man Box Set or a prior Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron event are allowed for use on a player’s force. So be sure to bring your ID Cards!!

Tournament Prizes:
o The Captain America Avengers ID Cards are Participation Prizes, and are to be awarded upon completion of Event One to each player.
o The High Evolutionary Limited Edition Figures are to be awarded to First, Second, and Fellowship players

Entry will be $30

Be sure to reserve your spot today on Wizkidseventsystem.com!!

 

 

boardgame
BOARD GAME MEET-UP
Saturday, August 15th from 4pm to 9pm

Do you enjoy Board games? Got a fantastic new game and no one at home to play it with? Well, bring it on down to our Emerald City Board Game Meet-Ups!

No purchase necessary to come down and have fun! The festivities start at 4pm. Even if you don’t have your own games to play, fear not — we have a wide variety of free-to-play demonstration copies for anyone to use in our game room!

Drink and snack purchases are available!

Board Game Night is open to all — players under age 13 are welcome with an adult.

 

 

POKEMON
POKEMON LEAGUE (YOUTH)
Every Sunday from 4pm to 6pm

Ages 8-16

The League cycle is divided into eight seasons, each of which lasts about five weeks and represents Pokémon featured in the new Pokémon X and Pokémon Y games!

When each season begins, you’ll receive a score card. As you participate in League events, you’ll use this card to keep track of your League matches. If you play in enough matches and track them on your scorecard, you’ll earn special code cards for the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online! And, if you meet more specific goals, you can even earn exclusive awards!

Participation includes playing Pokémon TCG games, playing Pokémon video game matches, completing activities, and trading cards.

 

 

dbz
DRAGON BALL Z TCG TOURNAMENT
Monday, August 17th from 6pm to 9pm

Love the card game? Well, bring your Constructed decks and come on down for a Tournament!

Entry is $5, and prizes will be a split of store credit among the top 3 players. Additionally, we have promo cards to give out!

So, stop on in, power up to over 9000 and enjoy the competitive game that is the  Dragonball Z TCG!

 

 

spaceballs
SPACEBALLS @ SUNDIAL MUVICO – HOSTED BY EC!
Tuesday, August 18th from 7pm to 8:45pm

As part of their Summer Classics series, Muvico Sundial 19 & IMAX will present the Star Wars spoof (and Mel Brooks classic), “Spaceballs” for ONE NIGHT ONLY!!!

Emerald City will be hosting the event, and everyone at the screening will receive a $5 Emerald City coupon, and can enter our live drawing for a chance to win 1 of 2 $25 Gift Certificates from Emerald City Comics!!!

Come join in on the fun and prizes… and MAY THE SCHWARTZ BE WITH YOU!!!

 

 

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ARCHIE, STAR WARS & STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE @ EC!
Wednesday, August 19th from 11am to 9pm

Archie & the gang have been given an update, and EC wants you to notice the change, so we’re putting the two most iconic recent issues in our raffle!

Spaceballs is playing for one night only (Tuesday, Aug. 18th), at Sundial MUVICO in Downtown St. Pete, and EC is hosting (with $5 EC coupons and a LIVE RAFFLE for 1 of 2 $25 EC Gift Certificates!). The movie it spoofs, of course, is Star Wars, and it IS coming soon! So, to get you pumped up…

On Wed., August 19th, the FIRST 25 GUESTS at 11am and 7pm will receive a FREE STAR WARS STICKER!

And, to celebrate the release of the new monthly series HIP HOP FAMILY TREE (a phenomenal series about the birth of Hip Hop Culture, debuting with #1 on 8/19), the FIRST 50 GUESTS at 11am and 7pm will receive a mini-poster for the new movie, STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON!!! (Courtesy of our friends at Creative Loafing Tampa!)

JUST ADDED!!! You may need to bring a truck with you when you get to EC! Thanks to our friends at Muvico Sundial 19 & IMAX we’ll have a pair of MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. black and yellow promotional sunglasses for the FIRST TEN ADULTS at 11am ONLY!

Plus, ALL GUESTS can enter our raffle for a chance to win* 1 of 2 sets of Archie’s FINAL ISSUE, ARCHIE #666 & ALL 5 VARIANT COVERS!!! One GRAND PRIZE WINNER will win* ARCHIE #1 & TWENTY VARIANT COVERS!!!

The drawings will be held on Friday, Aug. 21st at 11am!

*Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

 

 

spidey
SPIDER-MAN DAY!!!
Saturday, August 22nd from 11am to 9pm

Details to be announced. We suspect that you might expect Spidey-related sales, give-aways, raffles, and maybe even an appearance from the web-head!

Keep checking our Facebook page for the announcement:
www.facebook.com/emeraldcitycomics

 

 

heroclix mystical
MARVEL HEROCLIX MYSTICAL MONTHLY OP KIT!
Saturday, August 22nd from 2pm to 5pm

Bring your favorite super-heroes together in a 300 point force using Modern Age rules and come compete for great prizes!

Entry will be $5 and we will be playing for the Promo Figures from the Marvel Mystical Monthly OP Kit!

The figures included are Dormammu, Doctor Strange, and Blade!

Reserve your spot today on Wizkidseventsystem.com !!

 

 

Always get the latest EC updates on our Facebook page:
http://facebook.com/emeraldcitycomics

 

And also see the Events page on our website for upcoming events:
http://emeraldcitycomics.com/events/

 

(Please note: the following featured items were expected to ship, but are not guaranteed to be in-stock in the case of shortages or sell-outs)

 

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Comics
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Click here for new releases!

http://emeraldcitycomics.com/new-releases/

 

Featured Comic Books:

 

BEAUTY 1
BEAUTY #1  (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Jeremy Haun, James A. Hurley (A/CA) Jeremy Haun
THE PILOT SEASON WINNER RETURNS!
Modern society is obsessed with outward beauty. What if there was a way to guarantee you could become more and more beautiful every day? What if it was a sexually transmitted disease? In the world of The Beauty, physical perfection is attainable. The vast majority of the population has taken advantage of it, but Detectives Foster and Vaughn will soon discover it comes at a terrible price.
Writer/artist JEREMY HAUN (Constantine, Batwoman) and co-writer JASON A. HURLEY offer up a startling reflection on the cost of looking good in this procedural science fiction tale.

 

DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS 1
DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS #1
DC COMICS
(W) Marguerite Bennett (A) Marguerite Sauvage (CA) Ant Lucia
The ultra-popular statues from DC Collectibles come to life in their own ongoing comic book series! Learn the story behind this alternate reality where the Second World War is fought by superpowered women on the front lines and behind the scenes! It all begins with the stories of Batwoman, Wonder Woman and Supergirl.

 

JLA GODS AND MONSTERS 1
JLA GODS AND MONSTERS #1 (OF 3)
DC COMICS
(W) J. M. DeMatteis, Bruce Timm (A) Thony Silas (CA) Darick Robertson
Prequel to the DC Universe movie Justice League: Gods & Monsters! Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman: three powerful and dangerous loners, drawn together by a man who claims he can bring humanity to the next level of evolution. But are Jackson Alpert and his immortal Forever People what they claim to be? Will they save the Earth-or conquer it?

 

KING TIGER 1
KING TIGER #1
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Randy Stradley (A/CA) Doug Wheatley
Blood, death, and fire-the darkest kind of magic. A monstrous secret from King Tiger’s past has found the mystic warrior, but can Tiger’s skills and sorcery triumph against an unthinkable supernatural obscenity linked to his own destiny? If the Tiger falls, the Dragon will rise!

 

PHONOGRAM THE IMMATERIAL GIRL 1
PHONOGRAM THE IMMATERIAL GIRL #1 (OF 6) (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Kieron Gillen (A/CA) Jamie McKelvie
The team behind the New York Times bestselling and Eisner-nominated smash hit THE WICKED + THE DIVINE return to the acclaimed urban-fantasy where they first made their names. Nearly a decade ago, Emily Aster sold half her personality for the power to rule a coven of phonomancers. I’m sure nothing could go horribly, monstrously wrong now. In a world where Music is Magic, a song can save or ruin your life. In THE IMMATERIAL GIRL, we discover what a video can do.

 

WALKING DEAD 145
WALKING DEAD #145 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Robert Kirkman (A) Charlie Adlard & Various (CA) Charlie Adlard, Dave Stewart
Blood for Blood.

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

BLACK SCIENCE TP VOL 03
BLACK SCIENCE TP VOL 03 VANISHING POINT (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Matteo Scalera
The Anarchist League of Scientists dive deeper into the Onion than ever before. Now veterans of inter-dimensional travel, the team begins to realize how damaging their actions are on the fabric of reality. No longer content with merely fixing the Pillar and finding a way back home, they vow to uphold a new ideal: leave every dimension they visit better off than how they found it.
Collects BLACK SCIENCE #12-16

 

HIP HOP FAMILY TREE GN VOL 03
HIP HOP FAMILY TREE GN VOL 03
FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
(W/A/CA) Ed Piskor
Ed Piskor’s acclaimed graphic novel series continues! Book 3 highlights Run DMC’s rise to fame and introduces unassailable acts like Whodini, The Fat Boys, Slick Rick and Doug E Fresh. The Beastie Boys become a rap group. Rick Rubin meets Russell Simmons to form Def Jam. The famous TV pilot to the dance show Graffiti Rock and the documentaries Style Wars and Breakin’ and Enterin’ are all highlighted in this comprehensive volume spanning 19831984. Ed Piskor continues to deliver the goods in this comprehensive history of hip hop.

 

OPERATION SIN TP AGENT CARTER
OPERATION SIN TP AGENT CARTER
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Kathryn Immonen (A) Rich Ellis, Ramon K. Perez (CA) Michael Komarck
Tying into the explosive events of ORIGINAL SIN! In the early 1950s, an alien energy source is discovered in Russia. It’s up to Peggy Carter and Howard Stark to find it – but a newly risen terrorist group called Hydra is also on the hunt! When the mysterious Woodrow McCord enters the picture and Howard accidentally causes a UFO to fire on Moscow, Peggy and her team must go underground. And when they discover a Hydra-run gulag that hides a mysterious woman just as Soviet scientists open a portal between worlds, an ancient terror is released! But what is it searching for? The truth behind S.I.N. is exposed, and Peggy and the gang face impossible decisions with grisly consequences! Plus: a tale of love and honor starring Peggy Carter and Captain America! Collecting OPERATION S.I.N. #1-5 and CAPTAIN AMERICA AND THE FIRST THIRTEEN #1.
Rated T

 

STAR TREK PLANET OF THE APES TP PRIMATE DIRECTIVE
STAR TREK PLANET OF THE APES TP PRIMATE DIRECTIVE
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Scott Tipton, David Tipton (A/CA) Rachael Stott
STAR TREK: The hope for the best of mankind’s future! PLANET OF THE APES: A chilling look at the fall of humanity! How could these worlds possibly collide? What could possibly cause Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise to side with Dr. Zaius to protect Ape City? And what does Colonel George Taylor have to say about it?

 

 

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Back Issues / Vintage Comics
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Who do you like better, Spider-Man or Batman? What’s that you say? You kind of like them both? Yeah, me too! In honor of our mutual appreciation of men of both the bat as well as the spider persuasion let us look at some cool new Spider-Man and Batman books we got in the store this week.

We’ve got a lovely copy of Amazing Spider-Man #300 in Very Fine (8.0) condition for $225. First appearance of Venom, man! VENOM!!
(image above is not our actual comic)

Now, this one isn’t exactly Spider-Man per se but it’s definitely Spider-Man related, so it totally counts. The books in question are a complete set of the five issue Carnage U.S.A. miniseries for $50. Carnage, man! CARNAGE!!

And now onto the Batman side of the spectrum. Here we have a nice copy of Batman #169 which is the second Silver Age appearance of everyone’s favorite rotund, diminutive mobster the Penguin. The book is in Very Good/Good (3.5) condition and it costs $65. The Penguin is flying around on an umbrella on the cover. Dynamite.

Rounding out this week’s selection is a Very Good/Fine (5.0) copy of Batman #189 which is the first Silver Age appearance of the Scarecrow, and it can be yours for $125.

 

 

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VS. SYSTEM 2PCG: THE MARVEL BATTLES
The Vs. System 2PCG is a card game where 2-4 players each build a deck of Characters, Plot Twists, and Locations, and try to knock out their opponents. Each Vs. System set comes with a full playset of cards so you’ll have everything you need to play the full game right out of the box. If you never played the original Vs. System, don’t worry: You’ll pick it up fast. And If you’ve played original Vs. you’ll find that some parts of the game have been streamlined or changed in order to make it easier to learn, faster to play, and more fun to battle.
Each player starts with a Main Character such as Iron Man, Star-Lord, or Thanos. During the game you’ll play resources and recruit Supporting Characters. You’ll organize your formation between your Front and Back Rows, and you’ll make solo and team attacks against your foes in order to stun and KO them. You’ll play Plot Twists to enhance your team or hurt your opponent’s. You’ll use your Locations to activate your team’s Super Powers. Your Main Character will earn Experience Points and Level Up to dominate the battlefield. Finally, you’ll KO your opponent’s Main Character (or they’ll KO yours)!

 

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MARVEL HEROCLIX: NICK FURY, AGENT OF SHIELD
Marvel HeroClix: Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD brings past and current agents to the HeroClix tabletop with more than 81 figures to add to players’ collections. This set also features 15 different ID cards!
Available in Booster Packs and Fast Forces packs!

 

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ADVENTURE TIME CARD WARS: LEMONGRAB VS GUNTER DECK
The Earl of Lemongrab and his sour disposition take on the cool-as-a-cucumber penguin, Gunter, in this Adventure Time Card Wars Collector’s Pack chock-full of everything two players need to have a head-to-head Card Wars battle! Featuring all-new, original artwork, two oversized Hero cards, and a code card to unlock special surprises in the Card Wars digital iOS game, the cards in these two, opposing, 40-card decks are also great for adding to your previous collection and customizing your own decks!

 

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POKEMON TCG: XY- ANCIENT ORIGINS
Get ready to try some new tricks with the Pokémon TCG: XY—Ancient Origins expansion! The Mythical Pokémon Hoopa-EX brings new power to the Pokémon world, along with fierce new challengers like Mega Tyranitar-EX, Mega Ampharos-EX, and Mega Sceptile-EX! The Pokémon TCG: XY—Ancient Origins expansion transforms ancient secrets into modern battling techniques, with all-new Special Energy cards, new Ancient Traits, and Shiny versions of Primal Kyogre-EX, Primal Groudon-EX, and Mega Rayquaza-EX! With over 90 new cards, including 11 new Pokémon-EX, the power of the ancients is unbound!
Available in Booster Packs, Theme Decks and Elite Trainer Boxes!

 

 

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Toys / Collectables
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MARVEL HEROES DEADPOOL PX HEAD BANK
MONOGRAM PRODUCTS (HK) LIMITED
From Monogram Products. Deadpool will look after your spare change with these finely sculpted head banks. Choose from the standard red-and-blue costume or the gray-and-black X-Force costume!

 

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DC HEROES HARLEY QUINN PX HEAD BANK
MONOGRAM PRODUCTS (HK) LIMITED
A PREVIEWS Exclusive! Harley Quinn, the fan-favorite DC Comics character, will look after your loose change with this new bank! Larger than a bust bank, this bank features an impressive, life-sized sculpt of Harley’s harlequin face that will look fantastic on an office shelf or in your home! The bank measures 11 1/2″ tall and and impressive 14″ wide from one end of her fool’s headgear to the other!

 

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WALKING DEAD COMIC SERIES 4 AF ASST
TMP TOYS / MCFARLANE’S TOYS
Abraham, Carl, Jesus, Pin Cushion Zombie.

 

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BATMAN BLACK & WHITE STATUE BATGIRL BY BABS TARR
DC COMICS
BASED ON THE DESIGNS OF CAMERON STEWART AND BABS TARR
CULPTED BY IRENE MATAR
arbara Gordon gets the Black and White treatment based on her fresh new look from the hit comic book BATGIRL.
imited Edition of 5,200; Measures Approximately 7.25″ Tall

 

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VOLTRON 30TH ANN LION FORCE JUMBO FIGURE
TOYNAMI INC
Voltron gets the epic jumbo treatement in this retro vinyl rendition to celebrate the series’ 30th-anniversary! Towering at a colossal 24″ tall, this Voltron Jumbo, just like the classic giant robots you knew and loved from the 1970s, features spring-loaded firing fists and freewheeling rolling feet!

 

 

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Fantastic Four SALE! Newsletter 8/7/15

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First, though — EC IN THE NEWS!!!
Here’s a new Store Tour post from Comic Book Resources! We are SO proud of our store, our Team and our amazing Guests (aka EC Family Members)!!!

We wouldn’t be the store we are today without you. Thanks so much to everyone for your support!

http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2015/08/store-tour-emerald-city-in-clearwater-florida

 

 

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EC HOSTS FANTASTIC FOUR @ SUNDIAL MUVICO
Friday, August 7th from 5pm to 10:30pm
at Muvico Sundial 19 & IMAX: 151 2nd Ave N, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701

One of the most talked-about movies of the year is finally here – and Emerald City helps get the party started!

The official opening day for 20th Century Fox and Marvel Entertainment’s Fantastic Four is this Friday, and EC invites you to join us as we host the premiere at Muvico Sundial 19 & IMAX!!!

We’ll be there from 5pm – 10:30pm with FREE COMICS, $5 EC COUPONS, and special appearances* by DEADPOOL (star of the OTHER most-talked about movie this year!), and SPIDER-MAN!!!

Come on out to see your friends at Emerald City for a FAN-tastic night of fun and prizes!!!

*Scheduled to appear; subject to change without notice.

 

 

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FANTASTIC FOUR DAY!!!
Saturday, August 8th from 11am to 9pm

Marvel’s First Family highlights a day of savings, prizes and give-aways at EC!

On Saturday, August 8th, the FIRST 50 GUESTS at 11am ONLY will receive a FANTASTIC 4 STICKER, with random EC Discounts of $1, $5, $10, and one will have a $25 EC GIFT CERTIFICATE!!!
(1 sticker per family, please, but we’ll have extras for kids.)

The FIRST 45 KIDS will also receive a SHAUN THE SHEEP ACTIVITY BOOK & MOVIE POSTER!!!
(Courtesy of Muvico Sundial 19 & IMAX in Downtown St. Pete!)

AND, ALL DAY, SAVE 20% on ALL FANTASTIC 4 MERCHANDISE!!!
(Except Vintage and Consignment items)

PLUS, ALL GUESTS can enter our RAFFLE, for a chance to win* 1 of 2 FANTASTIC 4 FAN PACKS and/or 1 of 4 TRAINWRECK AUTHENTIC MOVIE POSTERS!!!
(Courtesy of Creative Loafing Tampa!)

The FF FAN PACK includes a MINI MOVIE POSTER, a sleek, Fantastic Four-esque METAL WATER BOTTLE, a SIZE XL T-SHIRT, an AMC FF MOVIE PASS (restrictions apply), and an authentic MOVIE POSTER SIGNED by stars, MICHAEL B. JORDAN, KATE MARA and JAMIE BELL!!!

The drawings will be held on Monday, Aug. 10th at 11am!

*Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

 

 

 

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HEROCLIX MODERN TOURNAMENT!
Saturday, August 8th from 2pm to 5pm

Love Heroclix and enjoy Promo Figures? Well come down to our Saturday Tourney! We will be hosting a constructed 400pt tourney. Rules and advance sign-up can be found on wizkidseventsystem.com

Entry will be $5

Reserve your spot today on Wizkidseventsystem.com !!

 

 

POKEMON
POKEMON LEAGUE (YOUTH)
Every Sunday from 4pm to 6pm

Ages 8-16

The League cycle is divided into eight seasons, each of which lasts about five weeks and represents Pokémon featured in the new Pokémon X and Pokémon Y games!

When each season begins, you’ll receive a score card. As you participate in League events, you’ll use this card to keep track of your League matches. If you play in enough matches and track them on your scorecard, you’ll earn special code cards for the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online! And, if you meet more specific goals, you can even earn exclusive awards!

Participation includes playing Pokémon TCG games, playing Pokémon video game matches, completing activities, and trading cards.

 

 

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DC BOMBSHELLS DEBUT @ EC!!! PLUS THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.!!!
Wednesday, August 12th from 11am to 9pm

The much-loved DC Bombshells debut their new comic – and EC has it! To make your heart beat even faster…

On Wed., August 12th, the FIRST 25 GUESTS at 11am and 7pm will receive a FREE DC BOMBSHELLS BUTTON!

Plus, all guests can enter our raffle for a chance to win* 1 of 2 sets of DC BOMBSHELLS VARIANT COVERS for the FIRST 2 WEEKS of August!!! And/Or, a set of 2 “THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.” MOVIE POSTERS!!! (Courtesy of Muvico Sundial 19 & IMAX in Downtown St. Pete!)

The drawings will be held on Friday, Aug. 14th at 11am!

*Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

 

 

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HOPS & TABLETOPS @ PAIR O’ DICE BREWING CO.
Wednesday, August 12th from 7pm to 10pm
at Pair O’ Dice Brewing, 4400 118th Avenue North #208, Clearwater, FL 33762

Roll the dice @ Pair O’ Dice with Emerald City Comics Wednesdays!

The Emerald City folks are back every other Wednesday with more games to play!

Pair O’ Dice Brewing Co. will have plenty of room for your favorite tabletop and card games. They’ll also have epic N64 and retro video games on the TV!

So come on down and grab some dice, your favorite game, and an appetite for some amazing craft beer!

 

 

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DOCTOR WHO COMICS DAY!!!
Saturday, August 15th from 11am to 9pm

Titan Comics will be celebrating their new five-issue mini series, featuring FOUR DOCTORS, FIVE ISSUES, ONE EPIC ADVENTURE!!!

As well as being the first to read this exciting new crossover series, Doctor Who Comics Day will give fans the chance to read Titan’s other fantastic Doctor Who comics and collections featuring the Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Doctors.

At EC, Doctor Who merchandise will be 20% OFF!

And, best of all, you can have your picture taken with a LIFE-SIZE TARDIS, courtesy of TAMPA BAY TARDIS, the official TARDIS of the Whovian Order!!!*

Learn more about the TARDIS and the Whovian order at TampabayTARDIS.com!

More details to be announced on our Facebook page:
www.facebook.com/emeraldcitycomics

* Scheduled to appear; subject to change without notice. See EC’s Facebook Page or contact the store for updates.

 

 

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MARVEL HEROCLIX AGE OF ULTRON MONTH 3 EVENT
Saturday, August 15th from 2pm to 5pm

Tournament Format: 300 point, Sealed event utilizing:
Two (2) Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron Wave 2 Booster Packs

Resources and Relics from the Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron: Original Avengers Fast Forces, Marvel HeroClix: Ant-Man Box Set or a prior Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron event are allowed for use on a player’s force. So be sure to bring your ID Cards!!

Tournament Prizes:
o The Captain America Avengers ID Cards are Participation Prizes, and are to be awarded upon completion of Event One to each player.
o The High Evolutionary Limited Edition Figures are to be awarded to First, Second, and Fellowship players

Entry will be $30

Be sure to reserve your spot today on Wizkidseventsystem.com!!

 

 

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BOARD GAME MEET-UP
Saturday, August 15th from 4pm to 9pm

Do you enjoy Board games? Got a fantastic new game and no one at home to play it with? Well, bring it on down to our Emerald City Board Game Meet-Ups!

No purchase necessary to come down and have fun! The festivities start at 4pm. Even if you don’t have your own games to play, fear not — we have a wide variety of free-to-play demonstration copies for anyone to use in our game room!

Drink and snack purchases are available!

Board Game Night is open to all — players under age 13 are welcome with an adult.

 

 

Always get the latest EC updates on our Facebook page:
http://facebook.com/emeraldcitycomics

 

And also see the Events page on our website for upcoming events:
http://emeraldcitycomics.com/events/

 

(Please note: the following featured items were expected to ship, but are not guaranteed to be in-stock in the case of shortages or sell-outs)

 

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Click here for new releases!

http://emeraldcitycomics.com/new-releases/

 

Featured Comic Books:

 

DARK CORRIDOR 1
DARK CORRIDOR #1 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W/A/CA) Rich Tommaso
From the author of CLOVER HONEY and 8 ½ GHOSTS, RICH TOMMASO, comes an all-new ONGOING SERIES set in the fictional coastal city of RED CIRCLE-a city totally controlled by mobsters-who, after decades of wielding power, are silently being picked off one-by-one by unidentified female assassins. Like a GOODFELLAS script re imagined by Quentin Tarantino, this sprawling crime-adventure will keep you guessing and tuning in for more month after month!

 

JLA GODS AND MONSTERS WONDER WOMAN 1
JLA GODS AND MONSTERS WONDER WOMAN #1
DC COMICS
(W) J. M. DeMatteis, Bruce Timm (A) Rick Leonardi, Dan Green (CA) Jae Lee
Prequel to the DC Universe movie Justice League: Gods & Monsters!
Earth in the 1960s-where a woman-warrior from a faraway world finds herself among a group of young idealists, seeking peace and love in a time of turbulence and upheaval. But Bekka of the New Gods finds her Aquarian dream abruptly shattered when she encounters the monstrous genius of Doctor Psycho and the Shock Exchange!

 

MS MARVEL 17
MS MARVEL #17
MARVEL COMICS
(W) C. Willow Wilson (A) Adrian Alphona (CA) Kris Anka
•The team-up to end all team-ups has finally arrived! Carol “Captain Marvel” Danvers and Kamala “Ms. Marvel” Khan face the end of the world HEAD ON in this epic issue!
Rated T+

 

RED SONJA CONAN 1
RED SONJA CONAN #1 (OF 4)
D. E.
(W) Victor Gischler (A) Roberto Castro (CA) Alex Ross
Red Sonja and Conan are reunited as captains of mercenary companies who team to fight the forces of an evil sorcerer. Little do they realize that a shadow of the past has returned, something of dire peril from their previous adventures together. It’s the Cimmerian and Sonja reunited for more bloody swordplay!

 

SHADOW VOL 2 1
SHADOW VOL 2 #1
D. E.
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Giovanni Timpano (CA) Butch Guice
A ruthless cabal of magicians is searching for the secret to the Last Illusion, and they’ll stop at nothing to achieve their goals. But the person who knew the most about the mysterious rite is dead, and he shared his secret with one man — the Shadow! Now, the Shadow faces some of his strangest foes as he engages in a deadly game where he might be the hunter… or the hunted.

 

THIS DAMNED BAND 1
THIS DAMNED BAND #1 (OF 6)
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Paul Cornell (A/CA) Tony Parker
1972: the world’s most famous rock band thought they were “worshiping Satan,” only to find they were actually . . . worshiping Satan.
From Paul Cornell (Wolverine, Action Comics) and Tony Parker (Mass Effect: Foundation) comes a darkly hilarious adventure of black magic and classic rock!
o A hilarious documentary-style thrill ride of black magic and rock music!
“Paul Cornell’s ability to introduce us to a character at the beginning of an episode and have us crying for them at the end-for whatever reason-is, in my opinion, unmatched.”-Doctor Who TV

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

ANGELA ASGARDS ASSASSIN TP VOL 01
ANGELA ASGARDS ASSASSIN TP VOL 01 PRICELESS
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Kieron Gillen, Marguerite Bennett (A) Phil Jimenez, Stephanie Hans (CA) Stephanie Hans
All her life, Angela – finest warrior of the Tenth Realm of Heven – was raised to hate Asgard with every fiber of her being. But Angela has learned the truth about her identity: She is Thor’s sister. She is an Asgardian. Now, cast out of her home, Angela must strike out on her own! But how does she become the guardian of a demonic child? Why do both Asgard and Heven want it so badly? And how does Loki fit in? Pursued by Asgardian warriors, Angela and her charge cross the Realms from Earth to Vanaheim, and even travel to outer space, where her teammates the Guardians of the Galaxy lend a hand. But she soon sees no other option than an invasion of her own homeland – that’s right, Angela must fight her way into Heven! Collecting ANGELA: ASGARD’S ASSASSIN #1-6.
Rated T+

 

INFINITE CRISIS FIGHT FOR THE MULTIVERSE TP
INFINITE CRISIS FIGHT FOR THE MULTIVERSE TP
DC COMICS
(W) Dan Abnett (A) Stjepan Sejic & Various (CA) Gene Ha
Based on the hit videogame INFINITE CRISIS, the cosmos-spanning series is now available in print! In an alternate Earth, Atomic Two-Face has stolen the Eternal Key, an artifact that could give him the power to level a universe! The heroes of every Earth in the universe must band together to stop him. Arcane Green Lantern, Gaslight Catwoman, Atomic Wonder Woman and Nightmare Robin are only a few of the millions of alternate versions of our heroes and villains who will play a part in this universe spanning adventure. Collects issues #1-6 of the new series!

 

POWERPUFF GIRLS SUPER SMASH-UP TP VOL 01
POWERPUFF GIRLS SUPER SMASH-UP TP VOL 01
IDW PUBLISHING
(W/A) Derek Charm & Various (CA) Derek Charm
After their victory in the Super Secret Crisis War, the Powerpuff Girls take it easy with a rare VIP tour of Dexter’s Laboratory! But when tag-along Dee Dee accidentally activates Dexter’s newest invention, the fate of the entire multiverse is suddenly at stake!

 

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TEEN TITANS TP VOL 01 BLINDED BY THE LIGHT
DC COMICS
(W) Will Pfeifer (A) Kenneth Rocafort, Scott Hepburn (CA) Kenneth Rocafort
Red Robin, Wonder Girl, Raven, Bunker and Beast Boy step out of the shadows to offer bold, sometime dangerous ideas on how to protect a world full of superpowered teenagers – any one of whom could be a hero or villain! But can they control their own presence on social media? And what is S.T.A.R. Labs’ interest in the new team? Find out in these stories from issues #1-7!

 

 

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Well folks, here’s what we have for you.

Dr. Strange #1 (that’s the 1974 series #1 — y’know, the good one). It’s a CBCS graded 9.4 (Near Mint) copy and it’s $300. (Image above is not our actual comic, it’s just to show you the cover’s image).

Yes, we have yet another copy of Uncanny X-Men #266 that we would like to sell you. It would be fun to search all of my past posts to see how many times I’ve mentioned Uncanny X-Men #266 or Amazing Spider-Man #361. It feels like at least a dozen or so times each. Well anyways, this particular copy is a Very Fine (8.0) and it’s $80.

One the DC side I have a nice Near Mint Minus (9.2) copy of iZombie #1 for $40.
T.V. SHOW!!!

And to top it off we’re going to keep the Deadpool-mania from last week’s post rolling with two — count ‘em TWO — copies of New Mutants #98! We have a nice Very Fine (8.0) copy of the first appearance of Deadpool for $275, and for the big spender we a have a super nice CGC Signature Series 9.8 (Near Mint/Mint) copy signed by the Stan Lee for $1,200.

Okay, I’m out. Stop reading this and go watch the Deadpool trailer for what I’m assuming is probably the eight-trillionth time.

 

 

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Games
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CypherSystem
CYPHER SYSTEM: CORE RULEBOOK
What will your Cypher System campaign be?
A Cypher System campaign of Victorian horror? High fantasy? Espionage? Galaxy-spanning space opera? With the Cypher System Rulebook, running any of those is as easy as running or playing The Strange or Numenera. Take the Cypher System to the limits of your imagination with this hefty rulebook that extends the system to fantasy, science-fiction, horror, modern-day, and superhero settings—or any setting you can imagine!
If you’re already a fan of Numenera and/or The Strange, you’ll find new descriptors, foci, types, creatures, cyphers, and artifacts you can use in your campaign the minute you crack open the book. Many of the optional genre rules will benefit your campaign as well. There are pages and pages of content you can make use of in your existing game, even if you never take the Cypher System into another genre!
The Cypher System Rulebook gives you 416 pages of character options, equipment, game rules, special coverage of key genres, creatures, NPCs, and cyphers.
Start a new campaign set in a fantasy land of elves and fae creatures, a science fiction setting spanning the galaxy, or a modern slasher horror game—or add scads of new options to your Numenera or The Strange campaign. The Cypher System Rulebook gives you everything you need to run the game you want to play using the critically acclaimed, award-winning, and just plain fun to play Cypher System!

 

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BATMAN FLUXX
Batman Fluxx, as with all Fluxx card games, starts with one basic rule: Draw one card, Play one card. You start with a hand of three cards, so add the card you drew to your hand, and then choose one card to play, following the directions written on your chosen card.
As cards are drawn and played from the deck, the rules of the game change from how many cards are drawn, played or even how many cards you can hold at the end of your turn. No one can win until a Goal card sets the conditions for winning, which is typically collecting certain Keeper cards in front of you. Goals can keep changing, though, so you never know for sure how to win.
In Batman Fluxx, crime is running amok and no one can win with Villains on the table, so put on your utility belts and leap into the fray to help Batman and his friends clean things up!

 

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LEGENDARY DBG: MARVEL SECRET WARS
Marvel Legendary Secret Wars is the Second Big Box Expansion since the Dark City release! For the first time ever players can now play AS the Mastermind against the other players. Build your team to dominate as you battle against various universes in Battleworld. Secret Wars features playable characters from the Illuminati, Cabal and favorites from alternate universes. Work both with – and against – other players to defeat the various Battleworlds while laying waste to planet Earth. Find 14 new Heroes, 5 new Masterminds, 6 new Villain groups, and 8 new Schemes.

 

Nefarious
NEFARIOUS
Your genius could have been such a boon to humanity. Your death ray had wonderful pest control applications, and your volcano activator was perfect for fighting global warming. But the fools at the institute, they wouldn’t listen. They called you mad! You built a monster to rend them limb from limb, which your minions assured you was the very worst way to be rended. When it became clear that the only hope for the world was your own benign leadership, you took control of TV to announce this fact. But your broadcast was interrupted by someone else taking control of TV and announcing his own plan for world domination – and then that broadcast was interrupted by yet another interloper. So. Competition. Well, the world will never be as scared of these upstarts as it will be of you. Archimedes once said, “Give me a long enough lever and a place to stand, and I will move the world.” You will be the most terrifying lever the world has ever seen.
Nefarious is a quick-playing game in which the players race to build inventions like a freeze ray, cloaking device, or robotic pet before their opponents can do the same.

 

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CATAN: TRAVELER — COMPACT EDITION
Catan: Traveler – Compact Edition is a travel version of Catan that recreates that gameplay experience with a few limitations based on the smaller size of the board.
In the game, players are trying to be the first to have ten victory points, with points coming primarily from cities and settlements built on the game board. On a turn, the active player rolls dice and players receive resources based on the die roll and what they’ve built on the board. The active player can then trade with opponents and build roads, cities and settlements depending on the resources in hand and available space on the board.
In this travel version of the game, the land spaces aren’t individual hexes, but six pieces of material that can be rearranged in different ways to change up the game board. The player pieces and resource cards fit into drawers on the side of the game board, which folds into a trapezoid.
Catan: Traveler – Compact Edition includes a two-player variant using cards that allow one player to force a “trade” with the other. When this happens, the first player takes two cards from the opponent, then gives that player any one card in return.

 

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RISK: GAME OF THRONES
RISK: Game of Thrones Edition Game escalates Risk, the classic game of strategic conquest, to an epic level of chaos and war in a battle for the Iron Throne. Featuring striking game packaging, two custom-designed game boards, three ways to play, seven finely sculpted armies, and more than 650 total pieces, this game of strategic conquest will test the wits and bravery of both Risk and Game of Thrones fans.  So, ready your swords for battle as you vie for domination of the Seven Kingdoms and beyond, because in RISK: Game of Thrones Edition Game only one victor can sit on the Iron Throne.

 

 

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Toys / Collectables
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MYSTIQUE
MARVEL CHESS FIG COLL MAG #36 MYSTIQUE BLACK BISHOP
EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD
The Marvel Chess Collection is a bi-weekly series offering the comic fan and chess lover alike the chance to collect a unique chess set, featuring some of the greatest and most loved Marvel characters.
The second set in the Marvel Chess Collection features the X-Men versus their greatest foes. How will Cyclops cope against the metal-master Magneto? Will high-flying Archangel be struck down by Sabertooth? Can Storm deal with Deathbird? With the Marvel Chess Collection the mighty mutant battle is in your hands…

 

NIGHTCRAWLER
MARVEL CHESS FIG COLL MAG #37 NIGHTCRAWLER WHITE PAWN
EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD
The Marvel Chess Collection is a bi-weekly series offering the comic fan and chess lover alike the chance to collect a unique chess set, featuring some of the greatest and most loved Marvel characters.
The second set in the Marvel Chess Collection features the X-Men versus their greatest foes. How will Cyclops cope against the metal-master Magneto? Will high-flying Archangel be struck down by Sabertooth? Can Storm deal with Deathbird? With the Marvel Chess Collection the mighty mutant battle is in your hands…

 

POKER
DC COMICS SUPER VILLAINS POKER SET
DC COMICS ARTWORK BY KEVIN NOWLAN INCLUDES CRIME SYNDICATE DEALER CHIP
They say never bet against the house, but when you have the World’s Evilest Super-Villains on your side, taking money is easy pickings. This poker set featuring the art of Kevin Nowlan, comes complete with two decks of cards, chips, dice and dealer chip.

 

BLUNTMANCHRONIC COCKKNOCKER
JAY & SILENT BOB STRIKE BACK SELECT BLUNTMAN/CHRONIC/****-KNOCKER AF
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s an all-new assortment of 7-inch action figures from the popular Kevin Smith movie, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back! Comedy duo Jay and Silent Bob dress up like their alter egos, Bluntman and Chronic, and face off against the villainous ****-Knocker! Each figure comes with an energy-sword weapon and part of the Bluntcave set – collect all three to re-create the famous climactic scene of the movie! Each figure comes packaged in a display-ready Select blister card, with spine artwork for shelf reference.

 

ANT-MAN
MARVEL SELECT ANT-MAN MOVIE AF
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys release! The smallest Marvel movie hero is now the next big Marvel Select action figure! From the upcoming Marvel Studios film, “Ant-Man,” this 7-inch scale figure captures Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, with detailed paint applications and 16 points of articulation. The figure comes packaged in the now-famous Marvel Select display packaging, with spine artwork for shelf reference, and includes a diorama base inspired by the film. Figure is in scale to other Marvel Select movie action figures. Sculpted by Gentle Giant!

 

BLACK WIDOW
MARVEL SELECT AVENGERS 2 BLACK WIDOW AF
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys release! Finally, the figure fans have been waiting for has arrived! After three blockbuster film appearances, Scarlett Johannsen’s Black Widow joins the Marvel Select Avengers line-up, just in time for Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron! This 7-inch scale figure features her look from the new movie, has 16 points of articulation, and includes a diorama base that connects to Age of Ultron Thor’s to create a scene from the film. She comes packaged in the now-famous Marvel Select display packaging, with spine artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant!

 

THOR
MARVEL SELECT AVENGERS 2 THOR AF
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
AA Diamond Select Toys release! It’s time to put the hammer down! Thor, prince of Asgard, returns to Earth in “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” and DST is revisiting their sold-out action figure from Thor: The Dark World with an all-new paint scheme and an all-new base! Standing almost 8 inches tall, this Thor figure sports 16 points of articulation and a spot-on likeness of Chris Hemsworth from the film, and comes packaged in Select-style display packaging, with spine artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant!

 

ULTRAMAN
ULTRAMAN TIGA MULTI TYPE ULTRA-ACT AF
TAMASHII NATIONS
From Tamashii Nations. Ultraman Tiga is making a comeback to ULTRA-ACT with a fresh, new sculpt and enhanced articulation! Close attention to the unique design of Ultraman Tiga’s head crest and detailed, clear parts for the eyes are used to create a heightened sense of realism. Go one step further utilizing specialized effect parts to recreate signature poses such as the firing of the Zepellion Ray. The 6 1/4″ tall figure includes interchangeable hand parts and two special attack effect pieces. Window box packaging.

 

 

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TAMPA BAY COMIC CON! Newsletter 7/31/15

 

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TAMPA BAY COMIC CON!!!
Friday, July 31st through Sunday, August 2nd

Emerald City Comics will be at the Tampa Bay Comic Con, all three days!

We’ll be at BOOTH 1301 with SPECIAL GUESTS T.M. Powell, CW44 Media Critic on Saturday from 11a-12p, and Emerald City Exclusive Cover Artist Adam Riches from 1-3pm on Saturday!

All weekend long, EC will have the best in Vintage Comics, Exclusives, and Specialty Toys!!!

We’ll also have EXCLUSIVE PRINTS from Adam Riches EC-Exclusive G.I. Joe and Star Trek / Green Lantern covers; which are not available in the store, and will be making their debut here EXCLUSIVELY at Tampa Bay Comic Con!!!

Plus, if you buy $50 or more in Adam Riches merchandise, you’ll receive a print FREE!

Author and “Mr. Media Interviews by Bob Andelman” host Bob Andelman will be appearing at the Emerald City Booth Friday from 3-4pm and Saturday from 4:30-5:30pm!

He will be available to sign copies of his book, WILL EISNER: A SPIRITED LIFE! He will also be hosting a “Spirit”-ed conversation on Will Eisner and his contributions to comics! These presentations will be as follows: Friday @ 5pm in Room 24, and Saturday @ 3pm in Room 7!

Be sure to check out these presentations and learn about one of the founding fathers of comics!

Stop by and see your friends at Tampa Bay Comic Con!!!

http://tampabaycomiccon.com

 

 

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POSTER / GIFT CERTIFICATE GIVE-AWAY AND 2 RAFFLES!!!
Saturday, August 1st from 11am to 9pm

Emerald City will be at the Comic Con, but we’ll also give you some great reasons to stop by the store too!

The FIRST 50 GUESTS at 11am will receive a FREE TAMPA BAY COMIC CON POSTER with random EC Discounts of $1, $5, $10… and one will have a $25 EC GIFT CERTIFICATE!!! (1 poster per family, please.)

We will also have 2 different raffles!*

First, two winners will receive the DC COMICS NEW 52 POSTER BOOK softcover from INSIGHT EDITIONS! Experience the iconic world of DC Comics’ The New 52 with this stunning collectible poster book. Published to coincide with DC’s eightieth anniversary, featuring art from fan-favorite artists such as Brian Bolland and Frank Miller, and spans all eras from the Golden Age to the New 52.

For the 2nd raffle, two winners will receive the IMAGE GIANT SIZED CREATOR PROOF BLACK SCIENCE #1 from IMAGE COMICS, by Rick Remender and Matteo Scalera! The all-new IMAGE GIANT-SIZED ARTIST’S PROOF EDITION series will present special artistic achievements in their raw form in an oversized format. MATTEO SCALERA’s lush line art from BLACK SCIENCE #1 is presented in glorious black and white inks with gauche washes at 11 X 17.

The drawings will be on Monday, August 3rd at 11am!!!

* Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

 

 

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MARVEL HEROCLIX AGE OF ULTRON MONTH 2 EVENT CONTINUED!
Saturday, August 1st from 2pm to 5pm

Our first event left us with extra tournament support! We have room to run this event again for the first 10 people to sign up using Wizkidseventsystem.com!

Tournament Format:
300 point, Sealed event utilizing two Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron Wave 1 Booster Packs

Resources and Relics from the Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron: Original Avengers Fast Forces and/or Marvel HeroClix: Ant-Man Box Set are allowed for use on a player’s force.

Tournament Prizes:
o The Hulk Avengers ID Cards are Participation Prizes, and are to be awarded upon completion of Event One to each player.
o Graviton Limited Edition Figures are to be awarded to First, Second, and 2 random players.

$30 entry fee

Please sign up in advance on wizkidseventsystem.com

Additionally, players may bring their own legal play maps to use in this event as new maps were not provided in this months kit.

 

 

BOARDGAME
BOARD GAME MEET-UP
Saturday, August 1st from 4pm to 9pm

Do you enjoy Board games? Got a fantastic new game and no one at home to play it with? Well, bring it on down to our Emerald City Board Game Meet-Ups!

No purchase necessary to come down and have fun! The festivities start at 4pm. Even if you don’t have your own games to play, fear not — we have a wide variety of free-to-play demonstration copies for anyone to use in our game room!

Drink and snack purchases are available!

Board Game Night is open to all — players under age 13 are welcome with an adult.

 

 

POKEMON
POKEMON LEAGUE (YOUTH)
Every Sunday from 4pm to 6pm

Ages 8-16

The League cycle is divided into eight seasons, each of which lasts about five weeks and represents Pokémon featured in the new Pokémon X and Pokémon Y games!

When each season begins, you’ll receive a score card. As you participate in League events, you’ll use this card to keep track of your League matches. If you play in enough matches and track them on your scorecard, you’ll earn special code cards for the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online! And, if you meet more specific goals, you can even earn exclusive awards!

Participation includes playing Pokémon TCG games, playing Pokémon video game matches, completing activities, and trading cards.

 

 

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DRAGON BALL Z TCG TOURNAMENT
Monday, August 3rd from 6pm to 9pm

Love the card game? Well, bring your Constructed decks and come on down for a Tournament!

Entry is $5, and prizes will be a split of store credit among the top 3 players. Additionally, we have promo cards to give out!

So, stop on in, power up to over 9000 and enjoy the competitive game that is the  Dragonball Z TCG!

 

 

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FANTASTIC 4 GIVE-AWAY & VARIANT COVERS RAFFLE!
Wednesday, August 5th from 11am to 9pm

The much-talked-about Fantastic 4 finally hits theaters Aug. 7th, so join us as we celebrate Marvel’s First Family that started it all!

On Wed., August 5th, the FIRST 25 GUESTS at 11am and 7pm will receive a FREE FANTASTIC FOUR BACK ISSUE!

Plus, all guests can enter our raffle for a chance to win* 1 of 2 WILL EISNER’S THE SPIRIT #1 covers by Eric Powell, Alex Ross, and Matt Wagner, AND a promo POSTER of “Will Eisner: A Spirited Life”, signed by author BOB ANDELMAN!!!

OR…

1 of 2 BOB’S BURGERS #1 three-pack of VARIANT COVERS!!!

The drawing will be held on Friday, Aug. 7th at 11am!

* Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

 

 

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FANTASTIC FOUR DAY!
Saturday, August 8th from 11am to 9pm

We’re still celebrating the August 7th release of the new Fantastic Four movie, featuring:

20% OFF all Fantastic Four merchandise in the store!
(excluding vintage comics and consignment items)

The FIRST 45 GUESTS at 11am will receive a Shaun the Sheep Activity Book and a one-sheet poster, compliments of Sundial MUVICO in downtown St. Pete; PLUS a Fantastic Four sticker, with random EC Discounts of $1, $5, $10… and one will have a $25 EC GIFT CERTIFICATE!!! (1 sticker per family, please.)

We will also have 2 different raffles!*

First, two winners will receive the Fantastic Four card game, the first two volumes of the Essential Fantastic Four trade paperbacks, and more!

For the 2nd raffle, four winners will receive a Trainwreck authentic movie poster, compliments of Creative Loafing!

* Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

 

 

Always get the latest EC updates on our Facebook page:
http://facebook.com/emeraldcitycomics

 

And also see the Events page on our website for upcoming events:
http://emeraldcitycomics.com/events/

 

(Please note: the following featured items were expected to ship, but are not guaranteed to be in-stock in the case of shortages or sell-outs)

 

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Comics
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Click here for new releases!

http://emeraldcitycomics.com/new-releases/

 

Featured Comic Books:

 

DEATHSTROKE ANNUAL 1
DEATHSTROKE ANNUAL #1
DC COMICS
(W) Tony S. Daniel, James Bonny (A) Tyler Kirkham (CA) Joe Prado
The “Godkiller” bloodbath continues as Slade uses his new weapon to cleave through the world of the supernatural! And which side of this conflict will Superman and Wonder Woman fall on?

 

FLASH ANNUAL 4
FLASH ANNUAL #4
DC COMICS
(W) Robert Venditti, Van Jensen (A) Bong Davo, Norm Rapmund (CA) Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund
Meet the new hunting party gathered by Professor Zoom – and see how The Flash’s nemesis recruited each of these deadly players to plague the life of Barry Allen.

 

JLA GODS AND MONSTERS SUPERMAN 1
JLA GODS AND MONSTERS SUPERMAN #1
DC COMICS
(W) J. M. DeMatteis, Bruce Timm (A) Moritat (CA) Gabriel Hardman
Prequel to the DC Universe movie Justice League: Gods and Monsters!
“Truth, justice and the American way” has a very different meaning to a Superman raised by poor immigrant farmers. He’s seen abuse and injustice his whole life – and now he’s ready to let the world know what happens when a Man of Steel gets angry..

 

MYTHIC 3
MYTHIC #3 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Phil Hester (A/CA) John McCrea
Mythic’s enemy is revealed.

 

SEX CRIMINALS 11
SEX CRIMINALS #11 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Matt Fraction (A/CA) Chip Zdarsky
NEW STORY! NEW ARC! SAME OLD MATT AND CHIP. Jon and Suzie have a gift: when they have sex, they stop time. And they’re not alone. Get on board the book that’s been called “hilarious” and “arousing” – by Chip’s mommy. OH! All these issues? They’re all in a sealed bag
because 1000 totally random blank covers have been “customized” by Matt and Chip. Will YOU be one of the lucky ones (thousand)? Will YOUR copy be worth a million dollars one day because it is one-of-a-kind and unique (probably not)? YES! (No.)

 

STAR WARS 7
STAR WARS #7
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Simone Bianchi (CA) John Cassaday
• A special one-off tale of Ben Kenobi!
•  Injustice reigns on Tatooine as villainous scum run rampant.
•  Will Ben risk revealing himself to do what’s right?
•  Guest Artist Simone Bianchi (WOLVERINE, ASTONISHING X-MEN) joins writer Jason Aaron for this special tale!
Rated T

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

CONAN RED SONJA HC
CONAN RED SONJA HC
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Gail Simone, Jim Zub (A) Dan Panosian & Various (CA) Dan Panosian
Gail Simone and Jim Zub team up to bring together two legendary warriors: Conan and Red Sonja! This volume collects issues #1-#4 of the smash-hit crossover!

In a tale spanning three eras in the lives of these classic characters, Conan and Red Sonja become comrades to take down a sorcerer-priest hell bent on creating a new age in Hyborian warfare!

 

HAWKEYE TP VOL 04
HAWKEYE TP VOL 04 RIO BRAVO
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Matt Fraction (A) Various (CA) David Aja
Reeling from recent events, even Hawkeye wants to know his new status quo. Who’s with him? Who’s against him? Who’s trying to kill him, and why? And just when Clint’s rock bottom couldn’t arrive fast enough, his brother shows up. After a lifetime of bad decisions, Clint and Barney Barton have to realize that they are brothers – and, ultimately, they’re the only ones who can save one another. If they don’t kill each other first. Now, the brothers Barton double down as the Clown and the Tracksuit Draculas lay siege to their building. Can Hawkguy keep everyone safe? Deafened and bloodied, will the Bartons make easy pickings for the Tracksuits? Ever seen Rio Bravo? It’s the final chapter of Matt Fraction and David Aja’s critically acclaimed reinvention of the arrowed Avenger! Don’t miss it, bro. Collecting HAWKEYE (2012) #17, #12-13, #15, #19 and #21-22.
Rated T+

 

MILES MORALES ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN ULTIMATE COLL TP BOOK 01
MILES MORALES ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN ULTIMATE COLL TP BOOK 01
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Sara Pichelli & Various (CA) TBD
Miles Morales takes up the mantle of Spider-Man! Before Peter Parker died, young Miles was poised to start the next chapter in his life in a new school. Then, a spider’s bite granted the teenager incredible arachnid-like powers. Now, Miles has been thrust into a world he doesn’t understand, with only gut instinct and a little thing called responsibility as his guides. Can he live up to Peter’s legacy as Spider-Man? As Miles grapples with his new life, Miles’ Uncle Aaron – A.K.A. the Prowler – learns his secret! He’s got plans for his nephew, but little does he know that the Scorpion is on his tail! Plus: Universes collide, and the wall-crawlers of the Marvel and Ultimate Universes unite in the most ultimate, amazing Spider-Man story ever! Collecting ULTIMATE FALLOUT #4, ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN (2011) #1-12 and SPIDER-MEN #1-5.
Rated T+

 

PUNKY BREWSTER TP VOL 01
PUNKY BREWSTER TP VOL 01
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Joelle Sellner (A/CA) Lesley Vamos
The beloved TV series returns in this heartwarming, lushly illustrated story of a brand new family made from persistence, pluck, and Punky Power!

 

 

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Back Issues / Vintage Comics
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Hello out there in Comic Book Land!

Welp, we just took in a nice collection of Deadpool back issues yesterday and seeing as how everyone is extra-silly for Deadpool after the trailer for the Deadpool movie was released at Comic Con and then summarily disseminated all over the internets I’ve decided that this week’s post will be nothing but Deadpool. DEADPOOL-DEADPOOL-DEADPOOL!!!

We have a nice Very Fine Plus (8.5) copy of the first issue of 2008 Deadpool ongoing series for the low-low price of $25. Nothing wrong with that!

We have an equally nice Very Fine Plus (8.5) copy of Cable Deadpool #1 for $20. Now I know I said that this was going to be a Deadpool exclusive post but lets try not to split hairs here. It is called Cable DEADPOOL and also Cable and Deadpool are homies; they go way back. WAY back.

In addition to those nice single issues, we also have a couple of nice Deadpool mini-series sets that we’re just dying to show you! We have a full set of Deadpool Suicide Kings issues 1 through 5 as well as the Deadpool Games of Death One-Shot. All six issues for just $40.

Rounding out our Deadpool extravaganza, we have a complete set of the Prelude To Deadpool Corps mini-series. Issues 1 through 5 for the shockingly miniscule sum of $25.

NAH-NAH-NAH-NAH-NAH-NAH-NAH-NAH DEAD-POOOOOL!!

 

 

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Games
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StarWarsForceandDestiny
STAR WARS RPG: FORCE AND DESTINY
Use the full power of the Force in the epic adventures of the Force and Destiny roleplaying game! You can travel the galaxy in search of ancient Jedi knowledge, protect the downtrodden on your home planet, or pilot a starship for the Rebellion. Whatever your path, the Force and Destiny Core Rulebook contains all the information players and Game Masters need to launch a roleplaying campaign set in the Star Wars universe.
The beautifully illustrated, 448-page Core Rulebook details everything from using the narrative dice system in combat and creating Force-sensitive characters to the mythology of the Jedi order and locations inside Sith space. It is the fundamental book and launching point for any Force and Destiny campaign.

 

FLipCity
FLIP CITY
Build your own town!
In this brand new deck-building game, you have no hand at all! Instead, you play cards directly from the top of your deck. Winning the game requires delicate strategies… and some luck as well!
On your turn, you play cards from the top of your deck, one at a time. When you choose to stop, you may then purchase a new card with any money you earned from played cards. But be careful! You may be forced to play too many cards that have unhappiness icons on them, ending your turn prematurely.
The player who plays 8 victory points worth of cards in a single turn, or meets other conditions, wins!
It’s a fast-paced push-your-luck deckbuilder with multiple viable build paths!

 

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PATHFINDER: OCCULT ADVENTURES
There is an unseen world all around you. On the streets and in the halls of power, in your dreams and across the bizarre planes of the multiverse, there are those who walk among us like giants among ants, twisting reality to their wills in their search for ancient knowledge. Now pull back the curtain of the mundane world and learn the secrets of these occult masters—if you dare!

 

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MAGE KNIGHT BOARD GAME: SHADES OF TEZLA
Mage Knight Board Game: Shades of Tezla Expansion is the third expansion to Vlaada Chvátil’s critically acclaimed epic fantasy hit of 2011!
Battle against two factions as they war for control of the legacy of the Wizard Tezla. Step into the shoes of an all new Mage Knight, the Storm Druid Braevalar, as he emerges from the forest to bring an end to the destruction caused by the war between the Avatars of Tezla.

 

 

 

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Toys / Collectables

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MARVEL GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY LEGENDS 6IN AF BOX SET
ENTERTAINMENT EARTH LLC
Previously available exclusively from Entertainment Earth, this is the first-ever boxed set of Guardians of the Galaxy comic figures, with fantastic accessories and more firepower than Rocket could ever dream of! This box set from Hasbro includes 5 awesome figures – Star-Lord, Gamora, Rocket Racoon, Drax the Destroyer, and Groot – in costumes you won’t find anywhere else… and a bonus baby Groot. Plus, the fifth-panel display box lets you see all your figures and gear without having to open the box!

 

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GREMLINS MOHAWK VG 7IN SCALE AF
NECA
NECA’s line of classic video game tribute figures welcomes the most evil Gremlin of them all! Mohawk gets the 8-bit treatment based on his 1990 Gremlins video game appearance. The figures stands over 6″ tall and is fully articulated, including a hinged jaw. Special paint deco reproduces the game’s pixilated look, and it comes with a machine gun accessory. Special window box packaging re-creates the look and feel of the classic video game cartridge box.

 

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STAR TREK STARSHIPS FIG MAG #46 ENTERPRISE NCC-1701C
EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD
This incredible collection of STAR TREK models includes all the most significant ships from the five STAR TREK television series. Every ship has been painstakingly recreated in die-cast, high-quality ABS materials then hand painted with an incredible level of detail. The collection features a full range of Federation and alien vessels including seven incarnations of the Enterprise, all the major Klingon vessels including the Bird-of-Prey, Dominion, Borg and Romulan ships.

 

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MARVEL AVENGERS THOR HAMMER GAME
HASBRO
Are you strong enough to defeat the villains? Find out with this incredible Power Hammer game! Raise the hammer just like the mighty Thor does, and then bring it down with all your strength! Every time you smash the hammer down on the target, you’ll hear the thunder – and you’ll score in the fight against Loki, the Frost Giants, and other treacherous evildoers! The high score wins, so summon your might for the Power Hammer game!

 

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DISNEY PIXAR INSIDE OUT MYSTERY MINIS
FUNKO
From Disney/Pixar’s latest animated feature, Inside Out, come these delightful 2-1/2″ tall Mystery Minis of the voices inside your head! Featuring adorable stylized designs, Joy, Disgust, Sadness, Anger, Fear and more characters from the movie are waiting to surprise you in colorful blind packaging. Collect them all!

 

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Marvel Movie Merchandise SALE! Newsletter 7/24/15

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ANT-MAN / MARVEL MOVIES SALE EVENT!!!
Saturday, July 25th from 11am to 9pm

Ant-Man has been HUGE at the box office! And, to celebrate, EC presents an event to welcome him into the Marvel Cinematic Universe!

On Saturday, July 25th, SAVE 20% on ALL MARVEL MOVIE MERCHANDISE in the store!!! (Any Marvel movie version characters or items with movie likenesses on the packaging, except Vintage and Consignment items.)

PLUS, the FIRST 50 GUESTS at 11am, will receive a FREE TAMPA BAY COMIC CON POSTER With random EC Discounts of $1, $5, $10… and one will have a $25 EC GIFT CERTIFICATE!!! (1 poster per family, please.)

PLUS, ALL GUESTS can enter our RAFFLE, for a chance to win* an ANT-MAN FAN PACK featuring 1 Ant-Man Vol. 1: Second-Chance Man paperback, 1 Ant-Man HeroClix: The Legend of Hank Pym Box Set, 1 Ant-Man Movie Poster, (from our friends at Creative Loafing Tampa), and 1 Free Movie Pass from our friends at Muvico Sundial 19 & IMAXin Downtown St. Pete!

One GRAND PRIZE WINNER will receive ALL THIS PLUS a MARVEL COLLECTOR CORP ANT-MAN PACK, and an Ant-Man Teaser Poster from Sundial MUVICO!

The drawing will be held on Monday, July 27th at 11am!

PLUS! Be sure to join our AGE OF ULTRON HEROCLIX MONTH 2 event at 2pm! (See the separate event here on our Events page for details!)

JUST ADDED!!! Your favorite MARVEL HEROES will burst onto the scene for a quick visit, LIVE – IN-PERSON from 11am – 1pm ONLY!

But what a line-up it is: SPIDER-MAN, CAPTAIN AMERICA, DEADPOOL, BLACK WIDOW and DAREDEVIL!!!** They’ll be here for pics and autographs, so be sure to stop by with your best superhero pose!!!

* Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

** Scheduled to appear; subject to change without notice. See EC’s Facebook Page or contact the store for updates.

 

 

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MARVEL HEROCLIX: AGE OF ULTRON STORYLINE ORGANIZED PLAY EVENT SERIES — EVENT TWO
Saturday, July 25th from 2pm to 5pm

Tournament Format:
300 point, Sealed event utilizing two Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron Wave 1 Booster Packs

Resources and Relics from the Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron: Original Avengers Fast Forces and/or Marvel HeroClix: Ant-Man Box Set are allowed for use on a player’s force.

Tournament Prizes:
o The Avengers Round Table and Iron Man Avengers ID Cards are Participation Prizes, and are to be awarded upon completion of Event One to each player.
o The Grandmaster Limited Edition Figures are to be awarded to First, Second, and 2 random players.

$30 entry fee

 

 

POKEMON
POKEMON LEAGUE (YOUTH)
Every Sunday from 4pm to 6pm

Ages 8-16

The League cycle is divided into eight seasons, each of which lasts about five weeks and represents Pokémon featured in the new Pokémon X and Pokémon Y games!

When each season begins, you’ll receive a score card. As you participate in League events, you’ll use this card to keep track of your League matches. If you play in enough matches and track them on your scorecard, you’ll earn special code cards for the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online! And, if you meet more specific goals, you can even earn exclusive awards!

Participation includes playing Pokémon TCG games, playing Pokémon video game matches, completing activities, and trading cards.

 

 

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BATMAN v SUPERMAN GIVE-AWAY & TEEN TITANS GO! VARIANT RAFFLE!
Wednesday, July 29th from 11am to 9pm

Everyone’s buzzing about the new Batman v Superman trailer that debuted at San Diego Comic Con! And we think it’s pretty amazing, too!

So… join us on Wednesday, July 29th, when the FIRST 25 GUESTS at 11am & 7pm will receive a BATMAN v SUPERMAN FAN PACK!!!

The pack includes 1 DAILY PLANET FACSIMILE NEWSPAPER, and back by popular demand, the BATMAN BATSUIT ARMOR SCHEMATIC, plus 1 BIZARRO TEMP TATTOO and 1 BAT-MITE TEMP TATTOO!!!

PLUS, ALL GUESTS can enter our raffle for a chance to win* 1 of TWO sets of TEEN TITANS, GO! DC VARIANT THEME COVERS for the last 2 weeks of July!!! (Just a few examples are shown below.)

The drawings will be on Friday, July 31st at 11am!!!

* Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

 

 

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HOPS & TABLETOPS @ PAIR O’ DICE BREWING CO.
Wednesday, July 29th from 7pm to 10pm
at Pair O’ Dice Brewing, 4400 118th Avenue North #208, Clearwater, FL 33762

Roll the dice @ Pair O’ Dice with Emerald City Comics Wednesdays!

The Emerald City folks are back every other Wednesday with more games to play!

Pair O’ Dice Brewing Co. will have plenty of room for your favorite tabletop and card games. They’ll also have epic N64 and retro video games on the TV!

So come on down and grab some dice, your favorite game, and an appetite for some amazing craft beer!

 

 

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TAMPA BAY COMIC CON!!!
Friday, July 31st through Sunday, August 2nd

Emerald City Comics will be at the Tampa Bay Comic Con, all three days!

We’ll be at BOOTH 1301 with SPECIAL GUESTS T.M. Powell, CW44 Media Critic on Saturday from 11a-12p, and Emerald City Exclusive Cover Artist Adam Riches from 1-3pm on Saturday!

All weekend long, EC will have the best in Vintage Comics, Exclusives, and Specialty Toys!!!

We’ll also have EXCLUSIVE PRINTS from Adam Riches EC-Exclusive G.I. Joe and Star Trek / Green Lantern covers; which are not available in the store, and will be making their debut here EXCLUSIVELY at Tampa Bay Comic Con!!!

Plus, if you buy $50 or more in Adam Riches merchandise, you’ll receive a print FREE!

Stop by and see your friends at Tampa Bay Comic Con!!!

http://tampabaycomiccon.com/

 

 

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POSTER / GIFT CERTIFICATE GIVE-AWAY AND 2 RAFFLES!!!
Saturday, August 1st from 11am to 9pm

Emerald City will be at the Comic Con, but we’ll also give you some great reasons to stop by the store too!

The FIRST 50 GUESTS at 11am will receive a FREE TAMPA BAY COMIC CON POSTER with random EC Discounts of $1, $5, $10… and one will have a $25 EC GIFT CERTIFICATE!!! (1 poster per family, please.)

We will also have 2 different raffles!

First, two winners will receive the DC COMICS NEW 52 POSTER BOOK softcover from INSIGHT EDITIONS! Experience the iconic world of DC Comics’ The New 52 with this stunning collectible poster book. Published to coincide with DC’s eightieth anniversary, featuring art from fan-favorite artists such as Brian Bolland and Frank Miller, and spans all eras from the Golden Age to the New 52.

For the 2nd raffle, two winners will receive the IMAGE GIANT SIZED CREATOR PROOF BLACK SCIENCE #1 from IMAGE COMICS, by Rick Remender and Matteo Scalera! The all-new IMAGE GIANT-SIZED ARTIST’S PROOF EDITION series will present special artistic achievements in their raw form in an oversized format. MATTEO SCALERA’s lush line art from BLACK SCIENCE #1 is presented in glorious black and white inks with gauche washes at 11 X 17.

The drawings will be on Monday, August 3rd at 11am!!!

* Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

 

 

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BOARD GAME MEET-UPS
Saturday, August 1st from 4pm to 9pm

Do you enjoy Board games? Got a fantastic new game and no one at home to play it with? Well, bring it on down to our Emerald City Board Game Meet-Ups!

No purchase necessary to come down and have fun! The festivities start at 4pm. Even if you don’t have your own games to play, fear not — we have a wide variety of free-to-play demonstration copies for anyone to use in our game room!

Drink and snack purchases are available!

Board Game Night is open to all — players under age 13 are welcome with an adult.

 

 

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DRAGON BALL Z TCG TOURNAMENT
Monday, August 3rd from 6pm to 9pm

Love the card game? Well, bring your Constructed decks and come on down for a Tournament!

Entry is $5, and prizes will be a split of store credit among the top 3 players. Additionally, we have promo cards to give out!

So, stop on in, power up to over 9000 and enjoy the competitive game that is the  Dragonball Z TCG!

 

 

Always get the latest EC updates on our Facebook page:
http://facebook.com/emeraldcitycomics

 

And also see the Events page on our website for upcoming events:
http://emeraldcitycomics.com/events/

 

(Please note: the following featured items were expected to ship, but are not guaranteed to be in-stock in the case of shortages or sell-outs)

 

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Click here for new releases!

http://emeraldcitycomics.com/new-releases/

 

Featured Comic Books:

 

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CYBORG #1
DC COMICS
(W) David Walker (A/CA) Ivan Reis, Joe Prado
The machine that gives Cyborg his powers is evolving! The only problem is that machine is his body and he has no idea what’s causing these changes!

 

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STAR-LORD AND KITTY PRYDE #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Sam Humphries (A) Alti Firmansyah (CA) Yasmine Putri
• STAR-LORD AND KITTY PRYDE–finally in their own series together! But are they TOGETHER together?! And is this the Kitty Pryde that Peter loves or one from a completely different reality.
•  This series takes place right in the thick of things on BATTLEWORLD and is sure to be a wild ride!
Rated T

 

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WOLF #1 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Ales Kot (A) Matt Taylor, Lee Loughridge (CA) Matt Taylor
Bestselling new star writer ALES KOT teams up with white-hot artist MATT TAYLOR and DEADLY CLASS colorist extraordinaire LEE LOUGHRIDGE for an all-new ONGOING SERIES! The crime noir thrills and characters reminiscent of True Detective meet with mythical stakes worthy of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman in this original fantasy/horror/crime saga for mature readers. Antoine Wolfe, a hard-boiled paranormal detective with a death wish, has to cope with sudden responsibility for an orphaned teenage girl who might be the key to the impending apocalypse, California-style. The road to hell and back begins in a MAX-SIZED FIRST ISSUE, with fifty-eight pages of story and no ads!

 

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ARCHIE VS SHARKNADO ONE SHOT
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
(W) Anthony C. Ferrante, Dan Parent (A) Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski (CA) Dan Parent
It’s that time of year in Riverdale! The end of the school year. Time for beaches, barbecues, fun in the sun and… sharknados!?! That’s right, get ready as Archie and the gang brave the storm of a tornado full a sharks that riffs off the pop culture phenomenon known as Sharknado! The story unfolds as sharknados are spotted on the “Feast” Coast! Our heroines have to figure out how to get back to Riverdale, where the storm is about to hit next. Soon Archie and the gang go, go, go as they battle the Sharknado-ravaged Riverdale! Who will live? Who will die? Will this take a bite out of the end-of-the-year prom? Uh… probably! The comic book action is also concurrent with the plot of Sharknado 3 and hits stands right before the film’s premiere in July on Syfy. Written by the Sharknado trilogy director Anthony C. Ferrante with Dan Parent.

 

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TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE ANIMATED #1
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Georgia Ball (A/CA) Priscilla Tramontano
GO TEAM ‘BEE! BUMBLEBEE leads an all-star team of AUTOBOTS to Earth to find rogue DECEPTICONS… but in this all-new story based on the hit Cartoon Network animated series, they find more than… they bargained for! (You thought we were going to say “meets the eye,” didn’t you?)

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

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FABLES TP VOL 22 (MR)
DC COMICS
(W) Bill Willingham (A) Mark Buckingham & Various (CA) Nimit Malavia
It’s the final trade paperback volume of FABLES! No, wait – it’s FABLES #150, the grand finale of the best-selling, award-winning comic book series! And it’s also an original graphic novel in the tradition of 1001 NIGHTS OF SNOWFALL! Yes, it’s all this and more! Join us for 150 – that’s, right, 150! – pages of new stories starring your favorite Fables, all from the mind of Bill Willingham. It all starts with an 80-page lead story illustrated by series regulars Mark Buckingham and Steve Leialoha, plus stories illustrated by Mark Schultz, Gene Ha, Neal Adams, Andrew Pepoy and many more!
Don’t miss the final bows for Boy Blue, Stinky, Lake and more in this once-in-a-lifetime issue that also features a foldout cover by Nimit Malavia that opens into a four-panel mural! It’s even got metallic ink!

 

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GUARDIANS OF GALAXY TP VOL 03 GUARDIANS DISASSEMBLED
MARVEL COMICS
(W/A) Various (CA) Nick Bradshaw
Meet the new Guardians! With Star-Lord missing and the entire galaxy gunning for the Guardians of the Galaxy, it’s time to bring in some help. But as the Guardians prepare for new members Venom and Captain Marvel, unexpected dangers arise that may tear the team to its core! Where in the universe is Star-Lord? What does his disappearance mean for Earth’s safety? And can he survive on the run from a mysterious new adversary without the Guardians’ help? Plus: relive Flash Thompson’s transformation into Venom and Carol Danvers’ debut as Captain Marvel! And the series celebrates a milestone with two special stories by former Guardians writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning! Collecting GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2013) #14-17, CAPTAIN MARVEL (2012) #1, and material from FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2014 (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY) #1 and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #654.
Rated T

 

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SOMETHING AT WINDOW IS SCRATCHING GN
TITAN COMICS
(W/A/CA) Roman Dirge
A collection of short poems all telling macabre and twisted tales for children of all ages! From serious sinister one page poems like “Critter Pie” and “Pear Head Man and Bread Boy” to longer stories such as “The Sideways Man” and the title story, “Something at My Window is Scratching.” this is Roman Dirge at his most macabre best, short stories with creepy stings in their tales.

 

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OCTOBER FACTION TP VOL 01
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Steve Niles (A/CA) Damien Worm
The October Faction details the adventures of retired monster-hunter Frederick Allan and his family, which include a thrill-killer, a witch, and a warlock. Because sometimes crazy is the glue that binds a family together.

 

 

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Back Issues / Vintage Comics
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What’s that you say? You’d like to know what sorts of old, expensive comics we have for sale?

Marvel Premiere #47 is the first appearance of movie star Scott Lang in his fancy-schmansy Ant-Man costume. I’d love to sell you a nice CBCS graded 9.2 (Near Mint Minus) copy, but I’m afraid you would have to part with $180 in American currency.
(image above is not our actual comic)

We have a nice Inhumans Volume 1 #1 in Fine Plus (6.5) condition for a mere $25. C’mon! Twenty-five dollars! You’ve probably spent more than that on caffeinated beverages this week!

If the Inhumans aren’t your style, then perhaps I can interest you in this lovely copy of Deathstroke #1 in Near Mint Minus (9.2) condition for $20. Now, just to clarify, this is the first New 52 Deathstroke series from back in 2011 not the second Deathstroke New 52 series from 2015. Subtle but important difference.

If single issues aren’t what you’re after, then how about a nice Flashpoint set? All five issues of the main Flashpoint miniseries for just $35.

 

 

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DC COMICS DECK BUILDING GAME: CROSSOVER PACK #2: ARROW THE TELEVISION SERIES
The DC Comics Deck-Building Game Crossover series truly ‘crosses over’ with the first ever appearance of characters from the hit DC Comics/CW Television series, Arrow! This pack has reached a new dimension, as four-color art gives way to images straight from the TV series. This pack features all of the favorite characters from the show, including Arrow, Diggle, Felicity and many more! Crossover Packs are the perfect way for players to customize their DC Comics experience to suit their own tastes and to play with their favorite characters! Grab your favorite DC set and instead of using the Super Heroes and Super-Villains from that set, use the ones from this pack instead! This is not a standalone product. DC Comics Deck-Building Game, Heroes Unite, or Forever Evil is required to play.

 

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TRAMBAHN
Ah, Munich at the end of the 19th Century: the new tramway is successful and needs expansion. New routes are introduced, stations are built, and existing routes with high demand are reinforced with additional trains. In the end though, there can be only one tramway company. Who will manage to defeat their competitor?

 

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TALISMAN: THE HARBINGER EXPANSION
Doom approaches in The Harbinger, an expansion for the popular Talisman adventure board game. The mysterious Harbinger, a figure of prophecy and ruin, wanders the realm, and destruction follows everywhere he walks. As the demons and plagues of the new Harbinger deck wreak havoc throughout Talisman, three new characters seek the Crown of Command. Their quest is more dangerous than ever before: cursed Followers lie in wait for fresh prey, dire Omens darken the skies, and the terrain itself suddenly transforms as time runs out for the entire realm.

 

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DUNGEON FIGHTER THE BIG WAVE EXPANSION and
DUNGEON FIGHTER FIRE AT WILL EXPANSION
Dive right into the fun with The Big Wave, the second expansion Dungeon Fighter that immerses you in the ocean’s mysterious depths. The pirate Jack Parrot brings his maritime experience (and his parrot) to the party of heroes as they battle a whole host of underwater monsters, such as the Waterlogged Zombie and the Sea Witch. New equipment and power cards arm you with water magic to help you conquer The Great Cthulhu before he wraps you in his tentacles, while three water elemental dice and new game board pieces create additional dexterity-based challenges.
Come off the frying pan and into the flames with Fire at Will! This first expansion for Dungeon Fighter sets monsters, weapons, and heroes ablaze with a new heroine, Melissa the Fire Sorceress, who joins the party as they journey through a cave in the fire mountains and combat scorching monsters like the fire-breathing Bullrog. Experience tokens reward heroes for their efforts and power cards give them access to fire magic, while additional game board pieces such as the firewall and the fire ring introduce new ways to throw the dice. Can you and your fellow heroes stand the heat, or will you be burnt playing with fire?

 

 

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Toys / Collectables
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DC COMICS NEW 52 ACTION FIGURES
DC COMICS
Don’t miss your chance to get these action figures of your favorite DC Comics Super Heroes and Super-Villains featuring their DC Comics – The New 52 designs for the first time.
•  POISON IVY – 6.6″
•  HARLEY QUINN – 6.8″
•  THE JOKER – 6.7″
•  GREEN LANTERN JOHN STEWART – 6.75″
EACH FIGURE SOLD SEPARATELY

 

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REACTION JAWS: BLOODY QUINT AND SHARK
FUNKO
We’re going to need a bigger box. Judging by the bloody bandana on Quint, he’ll tell you that shark will swallow you whole. Twenty-five feet long and three tons? You may need to ante up.

 

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LEGACY ROCKETEER ROCKETEER AF
FUNKO
Funko’s new Legacy Collection is a line of highly articulated action figures celebrating some of pop culture’s biggest franchises. The Rocketeer, the titular hero of the 1991 film, is realized as a stunning 6″ Legacy figure with 20 points of articulation, complete with detailed costume and jet pack, accessories, and even an extra, unhelmeted head so he can be the down-to-earth Cliff Secord! Window box packaging.

 

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CAD BANE IN DENAL DISGUISE SIXTH SCALE FIGURE
SIDESHOW
Inspired by the hit animated series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Sideshow Collectibles is pleased to present Cad Bane in Denal Disguise from our celebrated Star Wars Sixth Scale collection.
With a hard-earned reputation as the galaxy’s best bounty hunter since the fall of Jango Fett, no job is too dangerous for the notorious Cad Bane – so long as the price is right. On this mission, the diabolical Duros gunslinger is ready for a stealthy escape, disguised as Denal in his clone trooper armor and blue-streaked bucket with night vision visor. Packing an arsenal of stolen weapons, Cad Bane will do whatever it takes to slip past Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano to deliver stolen Jedi secrets into the hands of Darth Sidious and collect his reward. Expertly crafted with a full range of articulation, the Cad Bane in Denal Disguise Sixth Scale Figure is an excellent addition to any Star Wars: The Clone Wars or bounty hunter collection.

 

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20% OFF X-Men merchandise! Newsletter 7/17/15

 

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X-MEN SALE!!! X-MEN, JURASSIC WORLD & MINIONS GIVE-AWAYS & RAFFLES!!!
Saturday, July 18th from 11am to 9pm

On Tues., July 14th, X-Men: Days of Future Past: The Rogue Cut will be released, and to celebrate, EC is hosting a special X-Men Sale!

On Saturday, July 18th, SAVE 20% on ALL X-MEN MERCHANDISE in the store!!!
(Except Vintage and Consignment items.)

PLUS, the FIRST 50 GUESTS at 11am, will receive a FREE TRUE BELIEVERS #1 X-MEN: AGE OF APOCALYPSE COMIC!!! AND, a JURASSIC WORLD MINI POSTER from our friends at Creative Loafing!!!

PLUS, ALL GUESTS can enter our THREE RAFFLES*!!! First, for the JURASSIC WORLD FAN PACK featuring the Jurassic Park Vol. 1: Redemption paperback and the INDOMINUS REX ACTION FIGURE (measuring 4.5 x 17 x 10 inches)!!!

OR the X-MEN FAN PACK featuring an X-MEN ’92 POSTER and a set of movie-quality WOLVERINE CLAWS from our friends at DRAGONSONG FORGE in Largo!

Our third raffle is for the MINIONS FAN PACK featuring 1 of 3 sets of 1 MINIONS MOVIE POSTER and 1 MUVICO TICKET from our friends at SUNDIAL MUVICO in Downtown St. Pete and a MINIONS DIGEST COMIC!

The drawings will be held on Monday, July 20th at 11am!

*Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

 

 

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ANT-MAN HEROCLIX “MICRO” TOURNAMENTS
Saturday, July 18th at 2pm

During Ant-Man “Micro” Tournament weekend, players compete in special “micro”-tournaments for a chance to win an exclusive Ant-Man Avengers ID cards that will not be available anywhere else!

Micro Tournament Structure
4 players
1 booster pack draft
2 round
Single-elimination

Prize Support
10 ID Cards will support 10 “Micro”-tournaments

 

 

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BOARD GAME NIGHT
Saturday, July 18th from 4pm to 9pm

Do you enjoy Board games? Got a fantastic new game and no one at home to play it with? Well, bring it on down to our Emerald City Board Game Night!

No purchase necessary to come down and have fun! The festivities start at 4pm. Even if you don’t have your own games to play, fear not — we have a wide variety of free-to-play demonstration copies for anyone to use in our game room!

Drink and snack purchases are available!

Board Game Night is open to all — players under age 13 are welcome with an adult.

 

 

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DRAGON BALL Z RELEASE SEALED EVENT!
Sunday, July 19th from noon to 4pm

Celebrating the Launch of “The Movie Collection” set of cards, Emerald City will be hosting a sealed tourney! We will be using the rules for a Launch Pack event from Panini.

Each Participant will bring a Starter Deck Main personality set with any mastery (if you are new to the game one can be provided for you). Then, players will purchase 8 packs of Movie Collection booster packs to build a 60 card deck ignoring deck construction rules regarding named cards, hero/villain only cards, and styled restrictions.

Entry for the event will be the purchase of 8 of The Movie Collection booster packs.

Game format will be Swiss, best of 1 matches, with 40 minutes per round.

Players will receive the participation promo P1 Saiyan Intimidation for entering, the top two players of the day will receive a P2 Isolation promo and an exclusive playmat.

We also have 1 DBZ Collector’s Binder with one copy of P21 Krillin’s Destructo Disk to give out to the winner of our DBZ Trivia contest!  Our Trivia contest will consist of 10 questions and the winner will be whomever gets the most correct answers! Tiebreaker questions will be used in the event of a tie.

So, power up to over 8000 and we will see you there!

 

 

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POKEMON LEAGUE (YOUTH)
Every Sunday from 4pm to 6pm

Ages 8-16

The League cycle is divided into eight seasons, each of which lasts about five weeks and represents Pokémon featured in the new Pokémon X and Pokémon Y games!

When each season begins, you’ll receive a score card. As you participate in League events, you’ll use this card to keep track of your League matches. If you play in enough matches and track them on your scorecard, you’ll earn special code cards for the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online! And, if you meet more specific goals, you can even earn exclusive awards!

Participation includes playing Pokémon TCG games, playing Pokémon video game matches, completing activities, and trading cards.

 

 

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DRAGON BALL Z TCG TOURNAMENT
Monday, July 20th from 6pm to 9pm

Love the card game? Well, bring your Constructed decks and come on down for a Tournament!

Entry is $5, and prizes will be a split of store credit among the top 3 players. Additionally, we have promo cards to give out!

So, stop on in, power up to over 9000 and enjoy the competitive game that is the  Dragonball Z TCG!

 

 

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POSTER-PALOOZA & JLA GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE!
Wednesday, July 22nd from 11am to 9pm

It’s summertime – and you know what that means – MOVIES! EC gets you in the mood to catch a blockbuster flick, (or cherish the memory), with our poster give-away!

On Wednesday, July 22nd, the FIRST 25 GUESTS at 11am & 7pm will receive a POSTER-PALOOZA PACK!!!

The pack includes 1 TERMINATOR: GENISYS POSTER, 1 TED 2 POSTER, (and because we can’t forget about comics), a STAR WARS LANDO #1 & STAR WARS #7 DOUBLE-SIDED MINI POSTER!!! (Movie posters are courtesy of our friends at Muvico Sundial 19 & IMAX SUNDIAL MUVICO in Downtown St. Pete, and Creative Loafing Tampa ! Images vary slightly.)

PLUS, ALL GUESTS can enter our raffle for a chance to win* 1 of FIVE sets of TED 2 AUTHENTIC MOVIE POSTERS & 1 FREE MOVIE PASS!!! (From Sundial MUVICO!)

You can also enter our SECOND RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 sets of ALL SEVEN of JLA #1’s COMBINED – IMAGE COVERS!!!

The drawings will be on Friday, July 24th at 11am!!!

*Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

 

 

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ANT-MAN DAY!
Saturday, July 25th from 11am to 9pm

20% off all Avengers movie items!

Give-away of Terminator mini posters for the first 50 Guests!

Ant-Man Raffle, including the Ant-Man Marvel Collector’s Corps box!

More details to be announced — see our Facebook page:
www.facebook.com/emeraldcitycomics

 

 

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MARVEL HEROCLIX: AGE OF ULTRON STORYLINE ORGANIZED PLAY EVENT SERIES — EVENT TWO
Saturday, July 25th from 2pm to 5pm

Tournament Format:
300 point, Sealed event utilizing two Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron Wave 1 Booster Packs

Resources and Relics from the Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron: Original Avengers Fast Forces and/or Marvel HeroClix: Ant-Man Box Set are allowed for use on a player’s force.

Tournament Prizes:
o The Avengers Round Table and Iron Man Avengers ID Cards are Participation Prizes, and are to be awarded upon completion of Event One to each player.
o The Grandmaster Limited Edition Figures are to be awarded to First, Second, and 2 random players.

$30 entry fee

 

 

And as a reminder:

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10% OFF ALL GAMES – ALL SUMMER LONG! ONLY @ EC!!!

This summer-time sale includes everything in our “Games” category, including dice and gaming accessories, board games, collectable card games, role-playing games, miniatures and miniatures games, paints & tools, and even discount bin games!!!
Some restrictions apply. See store for details! Good through the end of August.

 

 

Always get the latest EC updates on our Facebook page:
http://facebook.com/emeraldcitycomics

 

And also see the Events page on our website for upcoming events:
http://emeraldcitycomics.com/events/

 

 

(Please note: the following featured items were expected to ship, but are not guaranteed to be in-stock in the case of shortages or sell-outs)

 

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Comics
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Click here for new releases!

http://emeraldcitycomics.com/new-releases/

 

Featured Comic Books:

 

ADVENTURE TIME FIONNA AND CAKE CARD WARS 1
ADVENTURE TIME FIONNA & CAKE CARD WARS #1 (OF 6)
Cake is a Card Wars champ who can’t be beat, and Fionna…is really tired of getting beaten! They set off in search of a challenger who can really test Cake’s mettle. When they stumble across some gamer slugs, they think they’ve hit the jackpot, but these guys have never heard of Cake and refuse to even play with her!  (W) Jen Wang (A) Britt Wilson (CA) Jen Wang

 

BOOK OF DEATH 1
BOOK OF DEATH #1 (OF 4)
A coward dies a thousand times before his death, but the valiant taste of death but once.’  The Valiant heroes. X-O Manowar. Bloodshot. Ninjak. The Harbinger Renegades. Unity. This is how they lived. This is how they died.  Now we know. The Book of the Geomancer has recorded it all. But only a young girl – the last in a line of the enigmatic mystics who protect the Earth known as Geomancers – has seen this future come to pass, from the coming cataclysm to the dawn of the 41st century. Alone with her sworn protector, the Eternal Warrior – a soldier battle-forged across five thousand years of combat – the duo must defy their allies to stop the Dark Age that now threatens to eclipse our world.  Together, they are the number one target of every hero and villain on Earth. Either the Eternal Warrior hands her over  or they take him down. But can even he single-handedly protect one child when the entire Valiant Universe wages war against him?  The blockbuster Valiant event of 2015 starts here as New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR) joins superstar-in-the-making Robert Gill (ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER) and visionary artist Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS) to begin a thousand-year journey into the future of the Valiant Universe  and rain, fire, blood and war on the heroes of today.
(W) Robert Venditti (A) Robert Gill, Doug Braithwaite (CA) Robert Gill

 

GUARDIANS OF KNOWHERE 1
GUARDIANS OF KNOWHERE #1
A single moon orbits Battleworld. But no, that’s no moon. It’s a space station. It’s Knowhere.  The head of a dead Celestial, somehow saved in the universal collapse, a colony brimming with convicts and criminals.  The Galaxy may be gone, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t places that still need heroes. Places that need champions. That need GUARDIANS. Rated T

 

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HAIL HYDRA #1
Peace Through Strength! Honor Through Obedience! Continuance Through Conformity!   Hail Hydra! Immortal Hydra! We shall never be destroyed!   Cut off one limb, and two shall take its place!   We serve none but the Master-as the world shall soon serve us!   It is a beautiful Utopia that Hydra has created.   But when a lone figure from outside the Regime appears, could his very presence be enough to bring this perfect society to its ruin? Rated T
(W) Rick Remender (A) Roland Boschi (CA) Andrew Robinson

 

HARLEY QUINN 18
HARLEY QUINN #18
The Gang of Harleys rocks on with a super fun appearance by Captain Strong! Yes, that is a real character, we promise!
(W) Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti (A) Chad Hardin (CA) Amanda Conner

 

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ISLAND #1
PRETTY DEADLY artist EMMA RIOS and KING CITY, PROPHET, and MULTIPLE WARHEADS writer/artist BRANDON GRAHAM bring you a new ONGOING COMICS MAGAZINE. Each issue holds three issue-length chapters of new work from various creators around the globe. PRINTED OVERSIZED WITH NO ADS!
(W/A) Brandon Graham & Various (CA) Brandon Graham

 

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SIEGE #1
THEY CAN’T EVER WIN. THEY CAN’T AFFORD TO LOSE.   THE SHIELD is the only thing that protects the more civilized areas of Battleworld from the ZOMBIE HORDES, DEATH MACHINES, AND ANNIHILATION WAVES.    Anyone who annoys Doom gets sent to The Shield. Anyone who gets sent to the Shield deals with ABIGAIL BRAND.   Miss America, Lady Katherine, Kang the Conqueror, Leah Shieldmen, the Endless Summers Company, Leonardo Da Vinci and a cast of thousands will fight to the death to keep Battleworld safe. But don’t worry, Kieron Gillen is writing this book, so I’m sure everything will end happily for everyone.   ‘Imagine NextWave as a tragedy,’ says Kieron, if anyone asks him about it. Rated T+
(W) Kieron Gillen (A) Filipe Andrade (CA) W. Scott Forbes

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

ALL NEW XMEN HC VOL 07
ALL NEW X-MEN PREM HC VOL 07 UTOPIANS
The time-tossed All-New X-Men are more than teammates, more than best friends – they have become a close-knit family. But the mysterious Black Vortex may sunder their family ties permanently! As the young mutants venture back into space to deal with a galaxy in chaos, they must decipher the Vortex’s secrets – and fast, because the villainous Mr. Knife has kidnapped some of their team! Beast and Kitty travel to Spartax to study the Vortex Book as Storm formulates a plan to break into Mr. Knife’s fortress. But will the Vortex’s cosmic power transform the young mutants into something unrecognizable? Meanwhile, back on Earth, the Utopians hold a secret that will change the future of mutantkind – but who are the Utopians? The All-New X-Men may regret finding out! Collecting ALL-NEW X-MEN #37-41.
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Mahmud A. Asrar

 

FUTURES END TP VOL 02
NEW 52 FUTURES END TP VOL 02
It’s all-out war on Cadmus Island! Plus, the strange new Superman is unmasked, Brother Eye plots the destiny of The Joker, Batman battles Batman Beyond, and the meaning of heroism is redefined for Firestorm. Collects issues #18-30 of the smash-hit weekly series.
(W) Brian Azzarello & Various (A) Georges Jeanty & Various (CA) Ryan Sook

 

STEVEN UNIVERSE TP VOL 01
STEVEN UNIVERSE TP VOL 01
Artist: Coleman Engle Cover Artist: Bridget Underwood   Steven Universe is just your normal everyday Beach City citizen-who is anything but normal! Join Steven as he learns how to save the day with the help of Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl, discovering what it means to be a great friend and an even better neighbor. Written by Jeremy Sorese (Adventure Time) and illustrated by Coleman Engle (Regular Show), Steven Universe explores the magical world of the hit Cartoon Network show with all-new adventures sure to make your gem shine. Collects issues #1-4.
(W) Jeremy Sorese (A) Coleman Engle (CA) Bridget Underwood

 

THOR GOD OF THUNDER TP VOL 04
THOR GOD OF THUNDER TP VOL 04 LAST DAYS OF MIDGARD
Thor battles to save Earth, but who can he fight when the planet itself is dying? S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Roz Solomon has a suggestion: the nefarious energy company Roxxon and its ruthless new CEO, ‘the Minotaur!’ Has Thor met his match in the form of a multinational super-corporation? Meanwhile, millennia from now, King Thor and his granddaughters, the Warriors of Thunder, face a very different battle to save what remains of the earth – from Galactus! But even if Thor wins, is the Earth still doomed? In the present, Thor makes a final stand against the Minotaur, Ulik the Troll and Roxxon’s forces – but not even a god can save everyone. Plus: Young Thor vs. Frost Giants! The untold origin of Malekith! And King Thor’s granddaughters discover the startling secret of his Original Sin! Collecting THOR: GOD OF THUNDER #19-25. Rated T+
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Esad Ribic & Various (CA) Esad Ribic

 

 

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MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: MAGIC ORIGINS
The Magic Multiverse is a boundless expanse of worlds, each different from the last. These worlds, called planes, differ as wildly as imagination allows. It is these many planes of existence that form the diverse settings of Magic’s ongoing storyline. While average beings are unaware of worlds beyond their own, Planeswalkers know the greater truth: Each plane is but one of many, with unique mana and magic that could be theirs to control.
Expansion sets typically have a single setting; every card in a set—usually every card in a given block of sets—shows creatures, spells, and locations from a single plane of existence. Core sets like Magic 2015, on the other hand, embrace the diversity of Magic’s history, showcasing cards set on many worlds.
Magic Origins is a core set, but it’s built around the origin stories of five Planeswalkers: Gideon Jura (formerly Kytheon Iora), Jace Beleren, Liliana Vess, Chandra Nalaar, and Nissa Revane. Each of them has a home plane, and each of them unlocked their potential as a Planeswalker and traveled to a new plane.
Those ten worlds—five home planes, five destination planes—form the core of Magic Origins. In the set, each of those worlds is strongly associated with two colors. Cards in the set that are from that world are concentrated in those two colors, although not confined to them.
Magic the Gathering TCG: Magic Origins comes in the form of the following products; Intro Packs, Booster Packs, Fat Packs, Two-Player Clash Decks and Deck Builder’s Tool Kits.

 

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CHEW: CASES OF THE FDA
Based on the Eisner Award-winning comic series by John Layman and Rob Guillory, CHEW: Cases of the FDA seats 2-5 players and is playable in about 30 minutes. Players compete to close cases pulled directly from the pages of the ongoing comic book. They’ll enlist partners like John Colby, Amelia Minz, and even Buttercup the lion, while simultaneously sending fiendish villains and cultists out to sabotage their rivals’ investigations.

 

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THE END OF THE WORLD: WRATH OF THE GODS
Strange humanoid creatures, stinking of seaweed, shamble out of Earth’s oceans as a mind-breaking horror rises from R’lyeh. The massive wolf Fenrir awakens beneath the Scandes mountain range as Jörmungandr, the world-serpent, writhes out of the Pacific. Earthquakes shake the world as Earth itself attempts to eradicate mankind. The supernatural has become irrevocably intertwined with the physical, and you’ll need all of your skills and talents just to survive for another day. The world will shake beneath the wrath of the gods!
The supernatural enters the physical world in Wrath of the Gods, the second book in The End of the World roleplaying line! With the scenarios included in this book, you can take up arms with heroes of yore and the Norse gods, or flee from the mind-bending terror of Cthulhu. You may hide from the Four Horsemen as the events of Revelation take place, speak to Quetzalcoatl as the Mayan apocalypse unfolds, or battle wild beasts as Earth itself turns on us. Wrath of the Gods brings you as close as you can (safely) come to supernatural powers ending civilization!
This roleplaying game offers you the chance to play as yourself during the tumult of the apocalypse, using an elegant, narrative ruleset. Wrath of the Gods contains five unique scenarios, each offering a different take on the end of humanity by divine wrath. Each scenario also contains an apocalypse and a post-apocalypse, allowing you to survive the initial panic and make your way in life after the world’s ending.

 

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FIREFLY: TALL CARD
Straight out of the Firefly ‘verse comes Firefly: Tall Card! With rules and artwork inspired by the game played on Firefly, Tall Card will make you feel like you’re a fellow crew member aboard Serenity! Each box contains a 66-card deck, including the round “Tall Cards” as seen on Firefly! Also included are more than 50 additional cards so you can create other Tall Card variants.
The gameplay is similar to draw poker, but the suits are inspired by Mah Jong tiles so the composition of the deck is very different from a standard 52-card deck.

 

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DC COMICS DECK-BUILDING GAME: TEEN TITANS
Teen Titans go! You’ve played with the old guard. Now play as the youthful up-and-comers. Play as Raven, Beast Boy, Wonder Girl, Red Robin and more. The Teen Titans are all about proving themselves, and with this set you can save your best cards for when you really need them. When you’re ready, unleash everything you’ve got and the results will be spectacular.
The big new focus of DC Comics Deck-Building Game: Teen Titans revolves around Ongoing abilities: Cards that stay in play until you need them. Every time you put an Ongoing card into play, it essentially gives you an extra card to utilize on a future turn. Previously, only Locations and a couple of other cards could ever stay in play. Now every card type at every power level has multiple different cards with Ongoing. Sometimes they help you every turn. But mostly they stay in play until you choose to discard them for their mighty effects. If you can build up several Ongoing cards, unleash as many as you need to take down the Super-Villains!
This set also pays attention to the different card types you have in play. Playing cards from your hand puts cards into play as usual. But with Ongoing cards out there, you often have several card types in play already. Such synergy!

 

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MARVEL DICE MASTERS: AGE OF ULTRON
Marvel Dice Masters: Age of Ultron is a collectible dice-building tabletop game designed by Quarriors! creators Michael Elliott and Eric M. Lang.
In this game, each player fields one of the superhero teams, with each hero — Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Captain Marvel, Daredevil, Kang and more — being represented by custom-tooled dice; each team must be composed of 15 dice, and a player can “purchase” dice only from his team. Each hero also has one or more character reference cards, which show the special abilities for the characters based on the die rolls. Different versions of these cards will be available in booster packs, allowing for more customization of your team. Players use these dice to collect energy, recruit new heroes, and battle head-to-head. In addition, each player brings two basic action cards to the game, which are placed in the center of the table; both players can purchase these cards. A player wins once the opposing player has been reduced to zero life.
The Marvel Dice Masters: Age of Ultron starter sets come with 44 custom dice, 38 cards, two dice bags, and a core rulebook. Booster packs include two dice with two matching character cards.

 

 

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Toys / Collectables
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DC COMICS NEW 52 GREEN LANTERN JOHN STEWART AF
DC COMICS
Don’t miss your chance to get these action figures of your favorite DC Comics Super Heroes and Super-Villains featuring their DC Comics – The New 52 designs for the first time.

 

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HOT TOYS WAR MACHINE MARK II
HOT TOYS
Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are excited to present the new War Machine Mark II Sixth Scale Collectible Figure as a Hot Toys Exclusive item! The newest addition to the MMS Diecast series is made of diecast material and is realistically designed to look even more like the armor as it appears in the film!
The movie-accurate War Machine Mark II Collectible Figure is crafted with great detail and is based on the image of Don Cheadle as James Rhodes/War Machine in Avengers: Age of Ultron. It features a highly detailed head sculpt, metallic black and dark silvered colored armor with decals, LED light-up functions, rotatable machine gun, and a specially designed Avengers: Age of Ultron figure stand.

 

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HOT TOYS CAPTAIN AMERICA
HOT TOYS
Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron will begin hitting the theatres worldwide shortly! In the epic sequel, Earth’s mightiest heroes come together again to defend the world from the menacing Ultron! Today Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are excited to continue the Avengers: Age of Ultron series and officially present the new sixth scale Captain America Collectible Figure!
The movie-accurate Captain America Collectible Figure is specially crafted based on the image of Chris Evans as Captain America/Steve Rogers in Avengers: Age of Ultron and features a newly painted helmeted head sculpt, a newly painted Steve Rogers head sculpt, a finely tailored Captain America suit, a magnetic metal Captain America shield with retractable handles, and a specially designed figure stand.

 

 

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20% OFF Star Trek & Green Lantern! Newsletter 7/10/15

 

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STAR TREK / GREEN LANTERN EVENT II! SAVE 20%!!!
Saturday, July 11th from 11am to 9pm

The celebration of EC’s new variant cover continues!

On Saturday, July 11th, SAVE 20% on ALL STAR TREK & GREEN LANTERN MERCHANDISE in the store!!! (Except Vintage and Consignment items)

PLUS, MEET MR. SPOCK AND GREEN LANTERN LIVE, IN-PERSON from 11a-1p and 3-5p for pics and autographs! You can also join in their PUT A RING ON IT GAME for cool prizes during their appearances!

PLUS, ALL GUESTS can enter our THREE RAFFLES for the STAR TREK GALACTIC FAN PACK, the HEROCLIX STAR TREK DEEP SPACE NINE ATTACK WING, and  / or the GREEN LANTERN CORPS FAN PACK!!!

We’ll also have the HEROCLIX GREEN LANTERN: WAR OF LIGHT Draft Gaming Event at 2pm!

The drawing will be held on Monday, July 13th @ 11am!

*Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

** Scheduled to appear; subject to change without notice. See EC’s Facebook Page or contact the store for updates.

 

 

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DC HEROCLIX : WAR OF LIGHT DRAFT
Saturday, July 11th at 2pm

To celebrate the upcoming release of Star Trek Green Lantern : The Spectrum War #1, EC is bringing out the heroclix!

The format is Sealed, 2 boosters of War of Light (1x Wave 1 and 1x Wave 2). 4 rounds of Swiss style play.

Entry fee will be $30. This covers the cost of your boosters and tournament entry.

There will be a max allowance of 20 players.

Check out : http://www.wizkidseventsystem.com/event.php?EVENT_ID=116172
To pre-register.

 

 

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POKEMON LEAGUE (YOUTH)
Sunday, July 5th from 4pm to 6pm

Ages 8-16

The League cycle is divided into eight seasons, each of which lasts about five weeks and represents Pokémon featured in the new Pokémon X and Pokémon Y games!

When each season begins, you’ll receive a score card. As you participate in League events, you’ll use this card to keep track of your League matches. If you play in enough matches and track them on your scorecard, you’ll earn special code cards for the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online! And, if you meet more specific goals, you can even earn exclusive awards!

Participation includes playing Pokémon TCG games, playing Pokémon video game matches, completing activities, and trading cards.

 

 

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SUPER WOMEN 2 & TEEN TITANS GO! GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE!
Wednesday, July 15th from 11am to 9pm

Our last Super Women Give-Away was such a success, we’ve decided to repeat it, with a returning favorite to add to the new swag!

On Wednesday, July 15th… the FIRST 25 GUESTS at 11am & 7pm will receive a SUPER WOMEN FAN PACK!!!

The fan pack includes 1 BLACK CANARY CONCERT POSTER, 1 STARFIRE POSTCARD, 1 GOTHAM ACADEMY CREST STICKER, 1 SECRET LOVE CARD, 1 POWERS #1 REPRINT and 1 PREZ BUMPER STICKER!!! (Prez sticker at 11am only.)

PLUS, ALL GUESTS can enter our raffle for a chance to win* 1 of 2 sets of TEEN TITANS GO! VARIANT COVERS from the first two weeks of July!!!

The drawing will be on Friday, July 10th at 11am!!!

*Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

 

 

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HOPS & TABLETOPS @ PAIR O’ DICE BREWING CO.
at Pair O’ Dice Brewing, 4400 118th Avenue North #208, Clearwater, FL 33762
Wednesday, July 15th from 7pm to 10pm

Roll the dice @ Pair O’ Dice with Emerald City Comics Wednesdays!

The Emerald City folks are back every other Wednesday with more games to play!

Pair O’ Dice Brewing Co. will have plenty of room for your favorite tabletop and card games. They’ll also have epic N64 and retro video games on the TV!

So come on down and grab some dice, your favorite game, and an appetite for some amazing craft beer!

 

 

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ANT-MAN HEROCLIX “MICRO” TOURNAMENTS
Saturday, July 18th at 2pm

During Ant-Man “Micro” Tournament weekend, players compete in special “micro”-tournaments for a chance to win an exclusive Ant-Man Avengers ID cards that will not be available anywhere else!

Micro Tournament Structure
4 players
1 booster pack draft
2 round
Single-elimination

Prize Support
10 ID Cards will support 10 “Micro”-tournaments

 

 

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BOARD GAME NIGHT
Saturday, July 18th from 4pm to 9pm

Do you enjoy Board games? Got a fantastic new game and no one at home to play it with? Well, bring it on down to our Emerald City Board Game Night!

No purchase necessary to come down and have fun! The festivities start at 4pm. Even if you don’t have your own games to play, fear not — we have a wide variety of free-to-play demonstration copies for anyone to use in our game room!

Drink and snack purchases are available!

Board Game Night is open to all — players under age 13 are welcome with an adult.

 

 

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DRAGON BALL Z RELEASE SEALED EVENT!
Sunday, July 19th from noon to 4pm

Celebrating the Launch of “The Movie Collection” set of cards, Emerald City will be hosting a sealed tourney! We will be using the rules for a Launch Pack event from Panini.

Each Participant will bring a Starter Deck Main personality set with any mastery (if you are new to the game one can be provided for you). Then, players will purchase 8 packs of Movie Collection booster packs to build a 60 card deck ignoring deck construction rules regarding named cards, hero/villain only cards, and styled restrictions.

Entry for the event will be the purchase of 8 of The Movie Collection booster packs.

Game format will be Swiss, best of 1 matches, with 40 minutes per round.

Players will receive the participation promo P1 Saiyan Intimidation for entering, the top two players of the day will receive a P2 Isolation promo and an exclusive playmat.

We also have 1 DBZ Collector’s Binder with one copy of P21 Krillin’s Destructo Disk to give out to the winner of our DBZ Trivia contest!  Our Trivia contest will consist of 10 questions and the winner will be whomever gets the most correct answers! Tiebreaker questions will be used in the event of a tie.

So, power up to over 8000 and we will see you there!

 

 

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MARVEL HEROCLIX: AGE OF ULTRON STORYLINE ORGANIZED PLAY EVENT SERIES — EVENT TWO
Saturday, July 25th from 2pm to 5pm

Tournament Format:
300 point, Sealed event utilizing two Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron Wave 1 Booster Packs

Resources and Relics from the Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron: Original Avengers Fast Forces and/or Marvel HeroClix: Ant-Man Box Set are allowed for use on a player’s force.

Tournament Prizes:
o The Avengers Round Table and Iron Man Avengers ID Cards are Participation Prizes, and are to be awarded upon completion of Event One to each player.
o The Grandmaster Limited Edition Figures are to be awarded to First, Second, and 2 random players.

$30 entry fee

 

 

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And also see the Events page on our website for upcoming events:
http://emeraldcitycomics.com/events/

 

(Please note: the following featured items were expected to ship, but are not guaranteed to be in-stock in the case of shortages or sell-outs)

 

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Click here for new releases!

http://emeraldcitycomics.com/new-releases/

 

 

Featured Comic Books:

 

AGE OF APOCALYPSE 1
AGE OF APOCALYPSE #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Fabian Nicieza (A/CA) Gerardo Sandoval
SECRET WARS SERIES
•  His war has been won. The few humans left alive are enslaved, the mutant rebellion crushed. EN SABAH NUR, the APOCALYPSE, rules his BATTLEWORLD kingdom without mercy, but the terrorist X-MEN plan to end his reign. Success means finding one very special mutant named CYPHER and unleashing a weapon that will kill Apocalypse — and possibly all mutants, too!
Rated T+

 

ARCHIE 1
ARCHIE #1 REG STAPLES CVR
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
(W) Mark Waid (A/CA) Fiona Staples
Comic superstars Mark Waid and Fiona Staples reimagine an icon! Change is coming to Riverdale in this can’t-miss kick-off to Archie’s new ongoing series! Familiar faces return in new and unexpected ways in this must-have #1 issue! As the new school year approaches, you’d think Archie Andrews would be looking forward to classes and fun-but nothing is as it seems in the little town of Riverdale. But is this a one-off or a sign of bigger changes awaiting for America’s favorite teens – and the entire town? Find out in this exciting and remarkable first issue!

 

CIVIL WAR 1
CIVIL WAR #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Charles Soule (A/CA) Leinil Francis Yu
• The Civil War never ended. Welcome to the Warzone, where six years of non-stop battle between the forces of the Blue and the Iron have split the nation down its center, utterly transforming it. In a world of new alliances and strange enemies, President Tony Stark and General Steve Rogers meet to make one last attempt at peace.
Rated T+

 

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SPIDER-ISLAND #1 (OF 5)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Christos N. Gage, Tom DeFalco (A) Paco Diaz, Ron Frenz (CA) Humberto Ramos
• The Spider-Queen has turned Manhattan into an island of Spider-Madness and Peter Parker has lost, thanks to Spider-Scribe CHRISTOS GAGE (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN) & rising star artist PACO DIAZ (WOLVERINE, SCARLET SPIDERS).
•  With Spider-Man defeated and captive, does Flash Thompson, A.K.A. VENOM stand a chance?
•  All this, plus visit the MC2 patch of BATTLEWORLD! Mayday Parker and her Spider-Family are back courtesy of classic Spider-Girl team TOM DEFALCO, RON FRENZ & SAL BUSCEMA!
Rated T

 

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STAR TREK GREEN LANTERN #1 (OF 6)
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Mike Johnson (A) Angel Hernandez  (Variant Cover Art) Adam Riches
Two iconic franchises collide for the blockbuster crossover event of 2015! The crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise meets the Green Lantern Corps for the first time in an all-new adventure that spans the cosmos! Don’t miss the thrilling first chapter of THE SPECTRUM WAR, as Kirk and Spock make a most unusual discovery on a lost world… igniting events that will change the fate of empires!
The cover pictured above is an Emerald City Comics exclusive and is limited to only 1,000 copies! The cover image is inspired by the iconic movie poster for STAR TREK VI: THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY from 1991. We also have some of them signed by the artist, Adam Riches, with a Certificate of Authenticity!

 

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STAR WARS LANDO #1 (OF 5)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Charles Soule (A) Alex Maleev
You know him…you love him…now, join him for his biggest caper as master of charm Lando Calrissian gets his very own comic book! Before he joined the rebellion, before he ran Cloud City, Lando made his way in the galaxy getting by on some swindles, some swagger, and a smile. Lobot at his side, Lando has a plan to steal a very valuable ship…but has he bitten off more than he can chew? Writer Charles Soule (DEATH OF WOLVERINE, INHUMAN, SHE-HULK) and artist Alex Maleev (DAREDEVIL, SPIDER-WOMAN, MOON KNIGHT) bring us the tale of a scoundrel in his natural element-trouble!
The cover pictured above is from a limited edition by artist Alex Maleev. We also have some of them signed by the artist and writer, Charles Soule!
Rated T

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT HC VOL 01
BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT HC VOL 01
DC COMICS
(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Viktor Bogdanovic & Various
Collecting the first four issues of the new series that’s an in-continuity prequel comic set prior to the events of the brand-new video game Batman: Arkham Knight! The Joker is dead. Arkham City is closed. As a new day begins, Bruce Wayne finds himself in devastating pain, recovering from his injuries and questioning whether his role as Batman is still necessary to the city’s survival. But can even death keep The Joker from tormenting the Dark Knight?

 

BATMAN ETERNAL TP VOL 02
BATMAN ETERNAL TP VOL 02
DC COMICS
(W) Scott Snyder & Various (A) Jason Fabok & Various (CA) Clay Mann
After Commissioner Gordon’s arrest, Batman’s world is turned upside down in these stories from issues #22-34 of the hit weekly series. New allies emerge, old allies fall and his rogues gallery of villains are not quite who they seem. With a new power structure being established in Gotham City amid rising tension and chaos, can Batman adapt to the changing status quo?

 

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THEYRE NOT LIKE US TP VOL 01 BLACK HOLES FOR THE YOUNG
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Eric Stephenson (A/CA) Simon Gane, Jordie Bellaire
Special Low Introductory Price!
They look the same, but they act different, they think different, and they have abilities we can only dream of.
They’re not like us.
Collects THEY’RE NOT LIKE US #1-6

 

THOR PREM HC VOL 02
THOR PREM HC VOL 02 WHO HOLDS HAMMER
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jason Aaron & Various (A) Russell Dauterman & Various (CA) Paulo Siqueira
Who is the new Thor? That’s the question on everyone’s lips. Most especially the original Thor! And now he starts to narrow down the list of suspects. Meanwhile, tensions continue to flare between the All-Mother and All-Father, Malekith the Dark Elf forges his most dangerous pact yet, and the new Thor prepares to face her greatest challenge: the unstoppable machine of death and destruction that is…the Destroyer! As the battle for Mjolnir rages on, an unexpected character makes a shocking return – and the new Thor’s identity is revealed at last! Plus: Young Thor enters a drinking competition! The new Thor takes on a surprising foe! In the future, King Thor’s granddaughters quest to find him the perfect birthday gift! And more! Collecting THOR (2014) #6-8 and ANNUAL #1.
Rated T+

 

 

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Back Issues / Vintage Comics
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Well hello there … would you like to see some of our recent acquisitions? Of course you would.

Swamp Thing #37 in Very Fine (8.0) condition for $100. First appearance of John Constantine. I betcha that trench coat of his reeks of cigarette smoke. Blechh!

Batman The Killing Joke in Very Fine/Near Mint (9.0) condition for $70. That Joker should be ashamed of himself for what he did to poor Barbara Gordon. He’s an awful, AWFUL man!

X-Men #14, first appearance of the Sentinels in Very Good+ (4.5) condition for $165. Y’know, robots can only be programmed to hate, why not build some giant robots that are nice like Voltron or Gigantor? Open up your hearts Sentinels, it’s not too late, to learn how to love and forget how to hate.

Amazing Spider-Man #300 in a PGX graded 9.2 (Near Mint-) for $265. See Sentinels? Venom used to be a bad guy and now he’s turned over a new leaf. Learn from the Venom and end your campaign of hate against the mutants, Sentinels. It’s 2015 for Pete’s sake! Haven’t we grown past such bigotry?

 

 

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Games
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WARHAMMER: AGE OF SIGMAR
The World Before Time is gone. Shattered. Consigned to an oblivion no-one thought possible. The metallic core of that ill-fated world was hurled through the cosmos, the God-King Sigmar clinging desperately to its sigmarite surface. Aeons passed, until the core caught the attention of the great drake Dracothion; it was he who rescued Sigmar, and taught him the secrets of the Mortal Realms – connected by Realmgates and peacefully populated for many years.
But even in this utopia, Chaos would find a way to corrupt and distort everything. The Age Of Chaos gradually turned life in the realms into hell. Embracing wisdom instead of strength, Sigmar retreated to the Celestial Realm and began assembling the greatest mortal warriors, steeping them in the magic of the stars and instilling them with absolute divinity.
The Stormcast Eternals, as Sigmar named them, are ready. Sigmar’s storm is lined up to unleash its fury on the forces of chaos. The realms will tremble and the skies will scorch as the legions of the Dark Gods feel the blistering rage of the Stormhosts!
The Age Of Sigmar has arrived.
Warhammer Age of Sigmar is a fantastic starter set for any and all fans of Warhammer! Detailing the first incursions of the Realmgate Wars, this box set contains everything you need to begin your adventures in the Age Of Sigmar.

 

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CARDFIGHT!! VANGUARD TCG: SOVEREIGN STAR DRAGON
Reign supreme with the might of the Stride mechanic with Sovereign Star Dragon! Featuring new and powerful units for Shadow Paladin, Link Joker, Gold Paladin, Dark Irregulars, Murakumo, Kagero, and Cray Elemental, this expansion for the Cardfight! Vanguard Trading Card Game is introduced in 5-card boosters packed in 30-count displays.

 

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GAME OF CROWNS
Many will sit on a throne, but only one can wear the crown! Long ago, the great Ruelen Empire was united under a single banner. In the aftermath of Ruele`s Doom, the Empire was shattered, torn apart into nine houses each led by one of the Emperors former council. The realm was thrown into bitter conflict, as each of the nine houses vied for power over the others – each seeking to reunite the broken Empire under their rule. This conflict became known as the Game of Crowns. In Game of Crowns, each player takes control of one of the nine noble houses, using clever planning, skillful negotiation, and daring confrontations to gain dominance over their rivals to seize the crown!

 

 

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Toys / Collectables
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STAR WARS BLACK SERIES 6 INCH DELUXE LUKE SKYWALKER & WAMPA SET
HASBRO

Need a fight in the snow? Yes! Give your 6-inch scale Star Wars Black Series action figures a reason to be afraid of the snow caves on Hoth. Includes a Hoth Luke Skywalker action figure that can fight the Wampa!
Your Black Series action figures need a little fear in life, and here it comes! The Star Wars The Black Series Hoth Luke Skywalker 6-Inch Action Figure with Wampa even comes with a 6-inch scale action figure that brings a classic lightsaber and can fight the snow man.

 

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REACTION JAWS FIGURES
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From Funko. You’re gonna need a bigger shelf to hold these 3-3/4″ retro-styled figures of Chief Martin Brody, Matt Hooper, Quint and the 10″ long Great White Shark (complete with oxygen tank).

 

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DEADPOOL AND VENOM PINT GLASSES
CLASSIC IMPORTS

Enjoy a cold beverage or decorate your kitchen with these pint glasses that feature your favorite Marvel Comics characters!

 

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RETRO MARVEL COMICS MESSENGER BAG
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Add a little Marvel-ous style to your day with this fantastic messenger bag! This faux-leather bag is covered in an all-over retro comic book print and features an adjustable shoulder strap, a velcroed front pocket, a large interior, a small zippered accessory pocket inside, and awesome comic book print lining!

 

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DARK HORSE PREDATOR 7IN AF
NECA

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the first Predator comic book! The Dark Horse mini-series followed NYPD Detective Schaefer (Dutch’s brother), whose investigation of a string of brutal murders leads him to an army of Predators ready to converge on the city. This 8″ tall figure recreates the Predator’s appearance on the cover of issue #1, and has all-new deco in comic book colors and shading. Featuring plenty of articulation and a new ceremonial staff accessory. The deluxe window box packaging uses original comic book art and comes with a special bonus: a commemorative mini-comic reprint of Predator #1!

 

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PACIFIC RIM 7IN FLYING OTACHI ULTRA DLX AF
NECA

The deadly Otachi takes flight! NECA’s latest ultra-deluxe kaiju action figure from Pacific Rim is the winged form of Otachi, with a massive wingspan of nearly 2 feet. It’s extra-detailed, fully articulated and to scale with our Jaeger action figures, plus the included Flight Stand not only allows “in flight” poses, but can hold a Jaeger figure so Otachi can “carry” it aloft! Also includes an interchangeable tongue that can be removed to equip a sculpted “acid spitting” effect. As a special treat for collectors, the damaged tail stub on this figure can be removed to attach the full tail from the previously released Land Version of Otachi (sold separately).

 

 

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