New Toys & Collectibles for 6/26/2019!

MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE HE-MAN 1/6 SCALE COLLECTIBLE FIGURE
MONDO TEES LLC

By the Power of Grayskull, you too can have the Power! Mondo is proud to bring you the first in the Masters of the Universe 1/6 scale figure line: He-Man! Featuring over 30 points of articulation, fabric costume elements, and a lot of accessories, this is the most powerful figure you will ever find, from here to Eternia! Includes: Regular Portrait, Vintage Portrait, Power Sword, Battle Axe, Sheath, Shield, Short Sword, Hand Blaster, Rifle Blaster, Burbie Mini Figure with Stand, 6 Different Interchangeable Hands, and a Figure Stand.


MARVEL GALLERY CARNAGE COMIC PVC FIGURE
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC

A Diamond Select Toys release! Let the carnage commence! This 9-inch PVC Diorama marks the arrival of psychopath Kletus Cassady into the Marvel Gallery line, as he swings an axe-shaped hand atop a rocky outcropping. Designed by Caesar and sculpted by Alterton, this sculpture is made of high-grade plastic, features detailed paint applications, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. The perfect companion to our Venom PVC!

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New Comics & Books for 6/26/19

Click here for the full list of new releases!

Featured Comics:

BATMAN DAMNED #3
DC COMICS
(W) Brian Azzarello (A/CA) Lee Bermejo
The stunning conclusion to the groundbreaking miniseries by the critically acclaimed team of writer Brian Azzarello and artist Lee Bermejo is here! Batman’s most baffling case brings him face to face with his worst nightmare in this highly anticipated finale!

 

SPAWN #298
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Todd McFarlane (A) Jason Shawn Alexander (CA) Todd McFarlane
“WAR TO 300,” Part One-TWO ISSUES ‘TIL SPAWN #300! Spawn vs. the full might of Heaven’s newest Godsend-ROUND 1! TODD McFARLANE and JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER up the ante in this lead-up to SPAWN’s record-setting 300th issue, featuring TODD McFARLANE’s special parody recreation of one of his own classic comic book covers!

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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 6/21/19

Hulk versus Phoenix versus Deathstroke versus Bane. BATTLE ROYALE!

Not a what if! Not an imaginary story!

Phoenix wins of course, but only after Hulk is disqualified for eating Deathstroke and Bane.

 

Incredible Hulk #102, first issue of the ongoing Hulk series, Fine (6.0), $175.

 

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New Toys & Collectibles for 6/19/2019!

COWBOY BEEBOP SPIKE SPIEGEL S.H.FIGUARTS AF
TAMASHII NATIONS

From Tamashii Nations. The legendary star of a legendary anime joins the S.H.Figurarts lineup! Spike Spiegel from Cowboy Bebop is super articulated to capture all of his trademark Jeet Kune Do moves! Also included are 4 exchangeable hand parts, 3 exchangeable face expression parts, a cigarette (attached to face), and a gun!

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New Comics & Books for 6/19/19!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

Featured Comics:

SUPERMAN YEAR ONE #1
DC COMICS
(W) Frank Miller (A/CA) Danny Miki, John RomitaJr
From the burning world of Krypton to the bucolic fields of Kansas, the first chapter of SUPERMAN YEAR ONE tracks Clark Kent’s youth in Kansas, as he comes to terms with his strange powers and struggles to find his place in our world. DC BLACK LABEL is proud to present the definitive origin of Superman as rendered by the legendary comics creators Frank Miller and John Romita Jr.!
PRESTIGE FORMAT
MATURE READERS

 

USAGI YOJIMBO #1
IDW PUBLISHING
(W/A/CA) Stan Sakai
Follow the adventures of rabbit r?nin Miyamoto Usagi as he wanders Edo period Japan on his warrior’s journey. In the start of this three-part story, Usagi becomes embroiled in a puppet drama where the players are not quite what they seem! Written, drawn, and lettered by comics legend Stan Sakai! Colors by Tom Luth (Groo the Wanderer)!

The start of an exciting new chapter in the epic ongoing saga of Usagi, now published by IDW!
Exciting retail incentive variants are offered for the serialized Usagi Yojimbo series for the first time!
This series will be in all color!

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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 6/14/19

Batman and Iron Man are kind of the same dude when you think about it.

Both billionaire playboys slash crime fighters who have no inherent superhuman abilities besides their wealth and intellect.

The differences between the two are superficial at best.
One has a mustache and one doesn’t.

Oh! Except in The Dark Knight Returns when Bruce Wayne briefly wore a mustache.

Remember Bruce Wayne’s Tom Selleck mustache?
That was a sweet mustache!

 

Tales Of Suspense #39, first appearance of Iron Man, CBCS 7.5 (Very Fine Minus), $23,995.

 

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New Comics & Books for 6/12/2019!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

Featured Comics:

SILVER SURFER BLACK #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Donny Cates (A/CA) Tradd Moore
Spinning out of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1, almost the entire galaxy’s defenders have been blown through a black hole, including the Silver Surfer! But the story doesn’t end there… In order to fight back the oblivion, Surfer will have to fight to save his own soul and not lose himself to the void. Follow the Sentinel of the Spaceways on a journey that will change him forever!
From superstars Donny Cates (VENOM, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY) and Tradd Moore (ALL-NEW GHOST RIDER, VENOM)!

 

EVENT LEVIATHAN #1
DC COMICS
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Alex Maleev
The groundbreaking and always-inventive team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Alex Maleev (Jinxworld’s SCARLET, Marvel’s Daredevil) reunite on a mystery thriller that stretches across the DC Universe and touches every character from Batman to Superman to the Question to Talia al Ghul. With startling ease, a newly dangerous and aggressive Leviathan wipes out all its competition and now turns its sights to molding the world into its vision of order. Can the new threat’s growth be stopped…and who’s guiding its new agents of chaos?

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MARVEL MUTANT DAY!


Saturday, August 3rd from 11am to 8pm

Celebrating the August 2nd release of the NEW MUTANTS film, plus the July 24th and 31st releases of the all-new X-Men comic book series, HOUSE OF X and POWERS OF X!

FREE “X-Men” comics for the first Guests!

FREE all-day raffle* for a MARVEL MUTANT FAN PACK:

  • HOUSE OF X #1 AND POWERS OF X #1 BROOKS CONNECTING VARIANTS (FORMING ONE AMAZING IMAGE!)
  • X-MEN PIN
  • X-MEN COMICS PLAYING CARDS
  • MARVEL SELECT CABLE AF
  • MARVEL LEGENDS NEW X-23 ACTION FIGURE

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

POP!-a-palooza!

Saturday, July 27th from 11am to 8pm

EC celebrates your favorite collectibles with the return of one of your favorite EC events … it’s the return of POP!-a-palooza! Save on all of your favorite characters, complete your collections, and find new favorites during this special sales event!

10% OFF ALL POP! VINYLS AND ALL OTHER FUNKO PRODUCTS!

Additional CLEARANCE-PRICED FUNKO ITEMS on our DISCOUNT TABLE!

For every $50 you spend on POP!’s and other FUNKO merchandise, you can spin our PRIZE WHEEL for a chance to win a FREE “CHASE” POP!

New Games! 6/7/2019

RINGMASTER
In Ringmaster: Welcome to the Big Top, you compete to build the best carnival and earn the title “Ringmaster”! The only way to reach this illustrious title is to hire stars and build attractions…while occasionally sabotaging the other players and adding devious sideshows to your opponents’ carnivals!

The game is fast and family-friendly. Each player starts with three cards, and on your turn, you draw one card from the deck, then you may play one card, following these rules:

-Stars & Attractions are played in front of you.
-Event cards trigger effects when played to the discard pile.
-Sideshow cards are played in front of your opponents.

Now, here’s where things get tricky. Each player’s win condition changes throughout the game. For example, the “Three Ring Circus” card states that you win the game when you have three of them in front of you. Be careful, though, as your opponents can sabotage your best efforts, preventing you from becoming the “Ringmaster”!

 

 

SUPER PUNCH FIGHTER

Super Punch Fighter is a game of arena battle and video-game powers for 1-6 players. Choose a fighter, grab their deck, and start knocking your opponents off the stage. Each knockout earns you a star, and grabbing an achievement card earns you extra stars. The first player to reach nine stars wins!

In more detail, each turn players can use any of the button cards in front of them to gain extra movement, draw more cards, perform extra attacks, and block damage from opponents. Every time you press a button, you put a thumb token on that button card to show it’s been used. You can press as many buttons as you like, but you can remove tokens from at most four cards at the end of your turn. Every other card with a thumb token still on it is then discarded, so pick your buttons wisely!

Aside from mashing buttons, you can play cards from your hand by paying the button cost of the card. Fighter cards are powerful and unique to your fighter. You can play multiple fighter cards on your turn as long as you have the buttons to pay for them, and if the last button on a fighter card matches the first button on the next card you play, you need to put a thumb token on that button only once! Pick the best cards to string together for a super-powered hit!

Super Punch Fighter includes a 1-2 co-operative mode called “Minion Rush” in which waves of minions try to overwhelm the board. Total your stars at the end to determine your rank, from lowly amateur to grand champion.

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NERDIER THAN THOU: A LITERARY CON hosted by Wordier Than Thou!


Saturday, July 20th from 11am to 8pm AND
Sunday, July 21st from noon to 6pm!

15% OFF all books & graphic novels in the store!

Wordier Than Thou is a St. Pete-based organization focused on literature and local authors! It began as an open mic night, and has since expanded its reach to north Pinellas County, Tampa and Sarasota! They’ve also grown to include a magazine, radio show, a support network for writers, and partnered with other organizations in the Tampa Bay area, to promote arts and literature. Wordier Than Thou is part of the Showcase Arts Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit in Tampa Bay, dedicated to awareness of the arts in our community!

And, now, they’re bringing their group to EC for a NERDIER THAN THOU LITERARY CON!
Meet Special Guests in our Events Room on Saturday AND Sunday!
[Schedule to be announced soon by Wordier Than Thou]

Admission to the event is FREE, but the organizers suggest a $5 entry donation inside the Events Room.

Entry to Emerald City is completely free, of course!

Facebook event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/405132330287856

“Celebrate all things nerdy and literary with Wordier Than Thou”
https://www.facebook.com/WordierThanThou

HELP ME GROW PINELLAS!

Sarah Richardson, the Outreach Coordinator for the Help Me Grow Pinellas program at 211 Tampa Bay Cares, will be here on Saturday, June 22nd from 11am to 1pm with some freebies for kids and information for families about the program!

Help Me Grow is part of a national initiative that is a free service that helps connect families with children to community resources.

http://211tampabay.org/help-me-grow-pinellas

$1 OFF COFFIN BOUND #1!

COMICS OMNIVORE PROGRAM!

com·ics om·ni·vore
[kom-iks om-nuh-vohr]
noun
A person who consumes all manner of comics, regardless of publisher, age, genre, or format, with the only requirement being quality.

COMICS OMNIVORE is a new national program aimed at growing the readership of quality comics!
Publishers may submit a title to the Comics Omnivore Panel for consideration. There are a few things they require of any individual title, but the first and foremost has to be quality! The Comics Omnivore panel is looking for books that might slip a little below the radar, or something that they think can be grown with a more focused initiative.

Here’s what this means for YOU:
GET $1 OFF DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF RELEASE!
Offer valid from August 7th through August 13th, 2019!
(Price will be automatically reduced at the register; does not combine with any other discounts)

COFFIN BOUND #1
Image Comics
Story by Dan Watters
Art by Dani
$3.99
SERIES PREMIERE! Cars! Guns! Entropy! Chased by an unstoppable killer, Izzy Tyburn has decided that if the world won’t have her in it, it can have nothing of her at all. She’s re-treading her life, leaving nothing but burned rubber, ash, and the sun-scorched bones of those who get in her way. Join writer DAN WATTERS (Sandman Universe: Lucifer, LIMBO), artist DANI (2000AD, Girl with No Name), and colorist BRAD SIMPSON (JESUSFREAK, MCMLXXV) on a road trip through a blood-splattered life.

 

Coffin Bound #1

Why It’s Cool:

“Coffin Bound reminds of old-school Vertigo, say circa 1995 or so, in the best way possible. It’s weird, unpredictable, and focused on oblivion over everything else. The whole book feels like the desert after a nuclear blast; dead and brown and awash in a sickly chartreuse haze. There’s also a monster called EarthEater! and a robot vulture, and so much more. It’s a long days journey into nothingness and I’m along for the ride 100%.”
-Edward Uvanni, Comics Omnivore Director

 

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$1 OFF REAVER #1!

COMICS OMNIVORE PROGRAM!

com·ics om·ni·vore
[kom-iks om-nuh-vohr]
noun
A person who consumes all manner of comics, regardless of publisher, age, genre, or format, with the only requirement being quality.

COMICS OMNIVORE is a new national program aimed at growing the readership of quality comics!
Publishers may submit a title to the Comics Omnivore Panel for consideration. There are a few things they require of any individual title, but the first and foremost has to be quality! The Comics Omnivore panel is looking for books that might slip a little below the radar, or something that they think can be grown with a more focused initiative.

Here’s what this means for YOU:
GET $1 OFF DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF RELEASE!
Offer valid from July 10th through July 16th, 2019!
(Price will be automatically reduced at the register; does not combine with any other discounts)

REAVER #1
Image Comics
Story by Justin Jordan
Art by Rebekah Isaacs & Alex Guimaraes
SERIES PREMIERE! The continent of Madaras once promised a new start for settlers, but 200 years after its discovery, the war rages on. Deep within this savage and untamed land, a darkness builds at that must be stopped at all costs. To do so, the Imperials assemble six of its most despicable prisoners-a turncoat, a skin eater, a sorcerer and his bodyguard, a serial killer, and the Devil’s Son-the only ones who can stop the end of the new world. They are Hell’s Half-Dozen. Join JUSTIN JORDAN (LUTHER STRODE) and REBEKAH ISAACS (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) for REAVER-a dark, grim fantasy for a post-Game of Thrones world.

 

Reaver #1

Why It’s Cool:
“The premise seems so obvious: it’s Game of Thrones meets the Suicide Squad; let’s take a bunch of criminals and losers and send them out on a mission where they’re all likely to be brutally killed. Isaacs and Jordan do a ton of world building and character introductions in the first issue that will surely set up a ton of stuff down the line. I’m eager to see what’s in store for the future, as well as who survives and who doesn’t, because it’s pretty much guaranteed that not everyone’s walking away from this one!”
-Edward Uvanni, Comics Omnivore Director

 

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$1 OFF USAGI YOJIMBO #1!

COMICS OMNIVORE PROGRAM!

com·ics om·ni·vore
[kom-iks om-nuh-vohr]
noun
A person who consumes all manner of comics, regardless of publisher, age, genre, or format, with the only requirement being quality.

COMICS OMNIVORE is a new national program aimed at growing the readership of quality comics!
Publishers may submit a title to the Comics Omnivore Panel for consideration. There are a few things they require of any individual title, but the first and foremost has to be quality! The Comics Omnivore panel is looking for books that might slip a little below the radar, or something that they think can be grown with a more focused initiative.

Here’s what this means for YOU:
GET $1 OFF DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF RELEASE!
Offer valid from June 19th through June 25th, 2019!
(Price will be automatically reduced at the register; does not combine with any other discounts)

USAGI YOJIMBO #1
IDW PUBLISHING
(W/A/CA) Stan Sakai
Follow the adventures of rabbit r?nin Miyamoto Usagi as he wanders Edo period Japan on his warrior’s journey. In the start of this three-part story, Usagi becomes embroiled in a puppet drama where the players are not quite what they seem! Written, drawn, and lettered by comics legend Stan Sakai! Colors by Tom Luth (Groo the Wanderer)!
The start of an exciting new chapter in the epic ongoing saga of Usagi, now published by IDW!
Exciting retail incentive variants are offered for the serialized Usagi Yojimbo series for the first time!
This series will be in all color!

https://comicsomnivore.com/usagi-yojimbo-1/

 

Why It’s Cool:

“Usagi Yojimbo is one of those books that everyone talks about and yet no one seems to actually read, which is a shame because Usagi is awesome! Stan Sakai is one of the best cartoonists of all time and his work just keeps getting better and better. What more can you ask for in comics than a samurai rabbit wandering feudal Japan, righting wrongs, and occasionally teaming up with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?”
-Edward Uvanni, Comics Omnivore Director

 

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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 6/7/19

Conan hanging out with Wolverine!

New Gods film written by Tom King!

Carol Danvers flying through outer space!

Red Sonja wearing a chain mail bikini!

Exclamation points!!!
MORE EXCLAMATION POINTS!!!!

 

Conan The Barbarian #1, first Marvel appearance of Conan, Fine Plus (6.5), $250.

 

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EC BOOK CLUB: FRANK MILLER’S RONIN!


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

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

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

This month’s featured book is…

FRANK MILLER’S RONIN
DC COMICS
It’s the tale of a 13th-century masterless samurai – a RONIN – who is reborn in a futuristic 21st-century New York City with one last chance to regain his honor. But to do so, he must defeat the reincarnation of his master’s killer, the ancient demon Agat. In a time and place both foreign and unfathomable to him, the Ronin stands against his greatest enemy with his life and more importantly, his soul at stake.

New Toys & Collectibles for 6/05/2019!

MY HERO ACADEMIA AGE OF HEROES ALL MIGHT FIGURE
BANPRESTO

From Banpresto. Fear not, bystander, because All Might has arrived! He’s featured in all of his glory, complete with massive grin and bright red, white, and blue costume that makes his design so recognizable! He’s depicted in a simple standing pose for this Age of Heroes figure at a height of 7 7/8″ which truly radiates with all of his confidence and characteristic charm. Seeing this, it’s impossible to not feel more at ease!

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New Comics & Books for 6/5/2019

Click here for the full list of new releases!

Featured Comics:

BLACK CAT #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jed MacKay (A) Travel Foreman & Various (CA) J. Scott Campbell
SPINNING OUT OF THE PAGES OF AMAZING SPIDER-MAN!
ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES!
The Black Cat is back and starring in her first ever ongoing series! Felicia Hardy has a taste for the finer things in life and a certain set of skills that can get her into any mansion, vault or museum to…procure said finer things. But due to her actions in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, Felicia’s not only on the run from the police but also by the New York Theives Guild and their boss ODESSA DRAKE! High-octane heists, climactic chases and twist after twist that will keep you on the edge of your seat like a cat on a perch. IN THIS ISSUE: Find out a secret from Cat’s past in a bonus story that sets a foundation for the future! All this and an all-new MARVEL MEOW short story by Nao Fuji!

 

WALKING DEAD #192
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Robert Kirkman (A) Charlie Adlard & Various (CA) Charlie Adlard, Dave Stewart
“AFTERMATH”: Carl fights for the Commonwealth… but who is he fighting against?

 

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SPIDER-MAN DAY!


Saturday, July 6th from 11am to 8pm

Celebrating the July 5th release of the film SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME!

FREE Spider-Man FCBD 2019 comic book for the first 100 Guests!

FREE all-day raffle* for a SPIDER-MAN FAN PACK:

  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 (2015)
  • SPIDER-MAN “SEASON ONE” HARDCOVER GRAPHIC NOVEL
  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN TIN SIGN
  • MARVEL UNIVERSE SPIDER-MAN ULTRA-POSEABLE ACTION FIGURE

 

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