• 20% OFF all games! Newsletter 4/29/16
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    Two HUGE event days on the horizon! Newsletter 4/22/16
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    Star Wars' Poe Dameron Give-away! Newsletter 4/15/16
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    Star Wars Day with the 501st Legion! Newsletter 4/8/16
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20% OFF all games! Newsletter 4/29/16

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INTERNATIONAL TABLETOP DAY!!!
Saturday, April 30th from 11am to 9pm

This is a celebration of all things TABLETOP!

All day long, games will be 20% OFF!!!
This includes board games, trading card games, miniatures games, role-playing games, and any supplies in our games category such as paints and dice!

Join us for an all-day event of tabletop gaming. All are welcome to come and play. We look forward to seeing our gaming community come together to support this event, and to see anyone who has ever wanted to “roll dice” come visit and learn to play!

Every International Tabletop Day we here at EC strive to make it the best day of gaming for you!

To this end we have set up several games to be demonstrated throughout the day!

Check out the list below!

ONITAMA
(Demonstrations: 11am-1pm)
Carved into the crags of the mist-shrouded mountains of ancient Japan lies the ancient shrine of Onitama. Masters of the Arts journey there with their most promising disciples to prove their superiority in battle. Part of the Dice Tower Essential line, Onitama is an elegant, abstract strategy game which captures the flavor of martial arts. In this game of elegance and simplicity, two players compete in 10-15 minute matches. With endless re-playability, players can be engaged for hours! Will you hazard the journey and meet within Onitama’s hallowed walls to prove your superiority?

CASH N’GUNS
(Demonstrations: 1pm-3pm)
Short Tempers! Cold Cash! Hot Lead! The big heist may have been a success, but it all goes wrong when every crook wants a larger cut. With this much money on the table, bullets speak louder than words! In Cash ‘n Guns, players point foam pistols at each other and try to intimidate their opponents into letting them have the largest share. The bravest crooks enjoy the most money – but only if they live long enough to spend it!

DINGO’S DREAMS
(Demonstrations: 3pm-4pm)
Dingo and his friends have gotten lost on Walkabout! Visit their dreams to lead them home!
Dingo’s Dreams is a delightful and clever family game for 2-4 players. Each player competes to be the first to successfully guide his animal through the dream world.

SUPERFIGHT
(Demonstrations: 4pm-5pm)
In Superfight, Skybound’s wildly popular party game of absurd arguments, players use cards to generate ridiculous characters and then argue about who would win in a fight. From this 500-card core deck, you might have a T-rex with laser eyes VS. Bruce Lee made of steel, or a pirate swinging a shark on a chain VS. a kindergarten class that breathes fire!

PADEMIC: THE CURE
(Demonstrations: 5pm-7pm)
In Pandemic: The Cure, a stand-alone, dice-based version of the award-winning Pandemic board game, four diseases threaten the world and it falls to your team to save humanity. Players take on different roles, each with its own unique set of dice and abilities, and must take advantage of their specializations if they have any hope of (surviving!) winning the game. If, at any time, a region is infected with more than three dice of a given color, an outbreak occurs, spreading disease into an adjacent region. If too many outbreaks take place, or the rate of contamination gets too high, all the players lose. If, however, the players can discover the cures to the four diseases, humanity endures…until the next epidemic!

FUSE
(Demonstrations: 8pm-9pm)
Intruders have made their way on to your ship! Their goal: Total Destruction! Twenty bombs have been detected onboard, and the countdown has begun. Your elite Bomb Defusal Team (BDT) has been called to neutralize the threat. Does your team have what it takes to work through the intricacies of the bombs and defuse them in time? You’d better get moving, because this game will self-destruct in 10-minutes… FUSE is a real-time, cooperative dice game where players work together to quickly save their ship from impending doom!

Our friends at Gamer’s On The Edge will be running a demonstration table with the following games. They will also be holding raffles for prizes. Donations go the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
http://www.gamersontheedge.com/

MUNCHKIN
(Demonstrations: Rotating All Day with Love Letter)
Go down in the dungeon. Kill everything you meet. Backstab your friends and steal their stuff. Grab the treasure and run. Designed by Steve Jackson, the Munchkin card game captures the essence of the dungeon experience as you and your friends compete to kill monsters and grab magic items!

LOVE LETTER
(Demonstrations: Rotating All Day with Munchkin)
All of the eligible young men (and many of the not-so-young) seek to woo Princess Annette of Tempest. Unfortunately, she has locked herself in the palace, and you must rely on others to bring your romantic letters to her. Will yours reach her first? Love Letter is a game of risk, deduction, and luck for 2-4 suitors.

Double Exposure Envoy Bill Eastman will also be on hand to demonstrate the following games. Trying out these games will gain you some International Tabletop Day giveaways while supplies last.

CASTLE PANIC
The forest is filled with all sorts of monsters. They watched and waited as you built your castle and trained your soldiers – but now they`ve gathered their army and are marching out of the woods! Can you work with your friends to defend your castle, or will the monsters tear down your walls and destroy the precious castle towers?

DON’T TURN YOUR BACK
Walk the twisted streets of the Mad City in a boardgame that fuses worker placement with deck building. Extract dreams in the City Slumbering, and use them to buy favors from Nightmares. Procure special services in the Bizarre Bazaar. Score points through skillful play in Mother Whens deadly High School and the sinister 13th District. Compete for the Wax Kings favor, and the ultimate prize…escape! In this game rooted in the sinister world of the Dont Rest Your Head roleplaying game, your opponents lurk around every corner, waiting to attack. Can you outsmart your friends and win the Nightmares game? Whatever you do, Don’t Turn Your Back!

We will also be featuring a Paint & Take table; featuring brushes, paints and miniatures supplied by Games Workshop. There will be plenty of paints and brushes for you to paint a miniature and take that miniature home with you!

Hungry? David’s Dawg House will be on hand to take care of your hunger!
http://davidsdawghouse.com/

Check out this great promotional video, made by our friends at Gamers on the Edge!
https://youtu.be/03lGfO7MqvA

 

 

POKEMON YOUTH LEAGUE MEETUP
POKEMON YOUTH LEAGUE
Sundays from 4pm to 6pm

Ages 8-16
New players always welcome!

Our Pokémon Youth League provides a nearby place for you to get together with other fans of both the Pokémon Trading Card Game and the Pokémon video games, and have some fun!

Using your own cards and Pokémon video games, you can play, trade, and even earn cool prizes! The best part is that you can do all this with other Pokémon players who love collecting and playing just as much as you do!

What IS the Pokémon Trading Card Game?

Download the rules here…
http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-tcg/rules

…or stop by during our events to see first-hand how the game is played!

“You are a Pokémon Trainer! You travel across the land, battling other Trainers with your Pokémon, creatures that love to battle and that have amazing powers! Your deck of cards represents your Pokémon as well as items and allies that help you on your adventures.

Trading card games are strategy based and use collectible cards to let each player customize his or her game. The best way to learn to play the Pokémon TCG is with a Trainer Kit. This has two ready-to-play decks that walk you through the game, step by step. From there, try a theme deck to get an idea of the different kinds of decks out there. Once you’re ready, you can start building your collection of cards with Pokémon TCG booster packs. Trade with your friends for the strongest Pokémon or collect all your favorites! Then, build your own 60-card deck, play with your friends, and show off your own personal Pokémon team!

In the Pokémon TCG, your Pokémon battle your opponent’s Pokémon. The first player to take all of his or her Prize cards wins! Also, if your opponent cannot draw a card at the beginning of his or her turn, or has no Pokémon left in play, you win the game!”

 

 

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ECBC! Emerald City Book Club
Tuesday, May 3rd from 7pm to 8pm

ECBC meets the FIRST TUESDAY of the month from 7-8pm to discuss the featured book.

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

The featured book for this meeting is SAGA volume 1, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples. SAGA is an epic space opera/fantasy comic book series created by writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Fiona Staples, published monthly by Image Comics. The series is heavily influenced by Star Wars, and based on ideas Vaughan conceived both as a child and as a parent. It depicts two lovers from long-warring extraterrestrial races, Alana and Marko, fleeing authorities from both sides of a galactic war as they struggle to care for their newborn daughter, Hazel, who occasionally narrates the series.

The featured book for next meeting will be announced at the end of the current meeting.

 

 

May the 4th
STAR WARS DAY: MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU!!!
Wednesday, May 4th from 11am to 9pm

If you’re a Star Wars fan, May the 4th holds a special place in your heart, and ours as well!!! So, to celebrate BIG…

Join us on Wednesday, May 4th, when the FIRST 35 GUESTS at 11am & 7pm will receive a FREE STAR WARS CLASSIC STICKER!!!

And, SAVE 20% ALL DAY on ALL NON-VINTAGE STAR WARS MERCHANDISE***
… and 10% ON ALL VINTAGE STAR WARS TOYS & BACK ISSUE COMICS***!!!
*** Sale prices cannot be combined, and does not include new comics.

PLUS, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 FUNKO SMUGGLERS BOUNTY CANTINA BOXES!!!

This online-only – and SOLD OUT – collector’s box contains an XL t-shirt, a Chewbacca pen, 2 Pop! Vinyls, a Greedo patch and a Cantina pin!!!

Winners will be called on Friday, May 6th!

And, between now and May 5th, you can stop in to pick up some sweet “May the 4th” tees, available in S-3XL, for only $9.99 EACH!!!

*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. One entry per person, please. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

 

 

HOPS TABLETOPS MEETUP
HOPS & TABLETOPS @ PAIR O’ DICE BREWING CO.
Wednesday, May 4th from 7pm to 10pm
at Pair O’ Dice Brewing Company
4400 118th Avenue North #208, Clearwater, FL 33762

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

The Emerald City folks are back every other Wednesday with even more games to play! Stop in to see what’s new in the world of board gaming and craft beer!

Pair O’ Dice Brewing Company will have plenty of room for your favorite tabletop and card games. This event is free to take part in and welcomes all newcomers to board gaming! If there is a game you have been wanting to try, or want to get a group together to play, then this is the night for you!

 

 

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FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!!!
Saturday, May 7th from 11am to 9pm

As the name implies, Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops.

Each of our Guests will be able to choose any three comics from those available! Here is what is being offered this year:

http://www.freecomicbookday.com/Home/1/1/27/981

ALL DAY, 25% OFF ALL GRAPHIC NOVELS AND BOOKS!

Also all day, enter our raffle to win* one of ten sets of ALL 50 FREE COMIC BOOK DAY COMICS!

Winners will be announced Monday, May 9th.

From 1-4pm, come and meet** comic book creators Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Rob Hunter, and Adam Riches!

Also, photo ops with BATMAN and SPIDER-MAN!**
(times to be determined — check with the store or our Facebook page 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. ONE entry PER PERSON, please. To keep the raffle fair to all entrants, multiple entries will disqualify the entrant.)

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

 

 

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10% OFF ALL TOYS AND GAMES
Sunday, May 8th from noon to 6pm

Comics get all the love on Free Comic Book Day — so TOYS and GAMES start to feel left out! So come back Sunday the 8th to share the love with 10% off anything in our Toys and Games categories!!!

 

 

X-WING MEETUP
STAR WARS X-WING MINIATURES GAME NIGHT
Thursday, May 12th from 6pm to 9pm
and every other Thursday

Emerald City is proud to present an evening for casual game play of the popular and exciting Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game!

We will have a staff member on hand to teach this game, and to get people involved in playing duels with other participants. We have several 3×3′ gaming areas and four 2×2′ demo tables to play on for quicker games.

What IS the Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game?

For more information, rules and how to play video:
https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/products/x-wing

“Control the most advanced starfighters and outstanding pilots in the galaxy! In the X-Wing Miniatures Game, you take the role of squad leader and command a group of merciless Imperial or daring Rebel pilots in furious ship-to-ship space combat.

Featuring stunningly detailed and painted miniatures, X-Wing recreates exciting Star Wars space battles from small engagements of only a couple of craft to large conflicts where multiple squadrons clash. Select and equip your ships, pick your crew, plan your attack, and complete your mission!”

 

 

HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT MEETUP
HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT – 500 PT GOLDEN AGE CONSTRUCTED
Friday, May 13th from 6:30pm to 9pm

$3 entry fee.

500 pt Golden Age constructed.  No team bases.

We’re playing for Rhino from the Sinister 6 Organized play kit.

What’s this about?:  HeroClix tournaments are a sanctioned series of events that offer players opportunities for competitive play and exclusive figures.  Tired of beating your friends?  Bring your A-game here and see how you do.  First time players at EC always get a figure!

What do you need to play?:  For constructed tournaments, you’ll need to supply your team, meeting the requirements that week’s format issued.  It’s also recommended that you bring your own maps, so you have the advantage should you win the roll for map choice.  However, Dice and Maps are available in limited numbers.

What is ‘Golden Age’?:  Golden Age is essentially an unrestricted format.  Any figure can be used, as far back as Marvel HeroClix: Infinity Challenge (the first set). The only figures that cannot be used are the Purple Ringed promo figures, and other non-comic sets, such as Lord of the Rings, Kick-Ass 2, Mage Knight, Yu-Gi-Oh, and DOTA 2 (unless specified by the format).  All Errata is in effect for Golden Age play.

How are the prizes distributed?:  For standard Constructed play, we usually issue a prize for 1st place, 2nd place, and Fellowship.  Fellowship is a sportsmanship prize, and can be awarded to someone who the judge feels carried themselves in an exemplary fashion in demeanor during the event.  Usually, if everyone qualifies for the Fellowship prize, this is awarded via roll-off.

Read the rulebook to learn the game…
http://heroclix.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/2014-HeroClix-Core-Rulebook.pdf

…or stop by during a tournament to see how it’s played!

 

 

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

 

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/ECComicsFL

 

(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:

 

A YEAR OF MARVELS AMAZING
A YEAR OF MARVELS AMAZING #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Ryan North, Amy Chu (A) Bruce Bezaire, Ryan Browne (CA) Jamal Campbell
• Join us in a brand new Marvel comics adventure as your favorite heroes journey through the calendar year one month at a time!
•  It’s February and Peter Parker’s got a hot date, but the old Parker luck hits hard…and so does the bank-robbing villain The Vulture! It’s a tale of romance, adventure, and punching! From Ryan North (SQUIRREL GIRL) and Danilo Beyruth!
•  When business is down in March, Scott Lang’s Ant-Man Security Solutions will take just about any job offered to them – including stealing back stolen goods! But all is not as it seems! Join writer Amy Chu (Poison Ivy) and artist Ryan Browne (SECRET WARS TOO) as they team together for this Spring Break themed heist!
Rated T+

 

ALIENS DEFIANCE 1
ALIENS DEFIANCE #1
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Brian Wood (A) Tristan Jones (CA) Massimo Carnevale
Battling demons from her past while fighting for her life, Colonial Marine Private First Class Zula Hendricks, in the company of Weyland-Yutani synthetics, is forced to question her strength and loyalty when the discovery of an insidious alien species on a derelict hauler sends her on a dangerous journey across the stars.

 

AVENGERS STANDOFF ASSAULT ON PLEASANT HILL OMEGA 1
AVENGERS STANDOFF ASSAULT ON PLEASANT HILL OMEGA #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Daniel Acuña, Angel Unzueta (CA) Daniel Acuña
A STANDOFF tie-in!
•  This is it! The explosive finale to the spring’s blockbuster Avengers event!
•  Lost heroes return, new threats emerge, and the stage is set for major upheavals all throughout the Marvel Universe!
Rated T+

 

DARK KNIGHT III MASTER RACE 4
DARK KNIGHT III MASTER RACE #4 (OF 8)
DC COMICS
(W) Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello (A) Andy Kubert & Various (CA) Andy Kubert, Klaus Janson
The Master Race will rise. Cities will fall. Bruce Wayne is dead. What will the heroes of the world do to save it?

 

DOCTOR STRANGE LAST DAYS OF MAGIC 1
DOCTOR STRANGE LAST DAYS OF MAGIC #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jason Aaron & Various (A) Leonardo Romero (CA) Mike Perkins
This companion to the “LAST DAYS OF MAGIC” epic! THE EMPIRIKUL, led by The Imperator, are destroying all magic and magic users in the Marvel Universe. Jason Aaron brings you Doctor Strange and Wong’s secret history and the ultimate sacrifice that Wong makes! Gerry Duggan shows Brother Voodoo’s stand against the evil magic-eaters. James Robinson introduces a new magic figure in the Marvel U just in time for her last stand!
Rated T+

 

STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE 1
STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE #1
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Georgia Ball (A/CA) Amy Mebberson
Strawberry Shortcake returns to comics! And along with her comes the return of one of her most nefarious foes, the Purple Pie Man! Join us for the launch of this berry special two-part story re-introducing everyone’s favorite bad baker to the current Strawberry Shortcake mythos!

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

BLACK MAGICK TP VOL 01
BLACK MAGICK TP VOL 01 AWAKENING PART ONE (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Greg Rucka (A/CA) Nicola Scott
SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE OF $9.99
Rowan Black is a detective with the Portsmouth PD… and a witch, two aspects of her life she has struggled to keep separate. Now someone is targeting Rowan, someone who knows her secrets and means to expose her… or worse.
Collects BLACK MAGICK #1-5

 

DOCTOR STRANGE PREM HC VOL 01
DOCTOR STRANGE PREM HC VOL 01 WAY OF WEIRD
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Chris Bachalo
Only Doctor Strange can protect our world from the darkness beyond – now, witness the full toll that constant struggle takes on Earth’s Sorcerer Supreme! Every spell cast comes at a cost, but what happens when Strange falls behind on his tab? Find out as the good doctor wakes up somewhere very odd, nearly naked – with no spell books, no weapons and no memory of how he got there…or why all the monsters are chasing him! And as a new visitor to Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum learns one wrong door can lead to oblivion, a magic circle of Strange’s friends and allies are about to face their greatest threat. Dark forces are destroying everything mystical in the multiverse, and their sights are set on this dimension. Magic’s days are numbered, and Doctor Strange is not ready! Collecting DOCTOR STRANGE (2015) #1-5.
Rated T+

 

LADY MECHANIKA TP VOL 02
LADY MECHANIKA TP VOL 02 TABLET OF DESTINIES
BENITEZ PRODUCTIONS
(W) M. M. Chen (A) Joe Benitez & Various (CA) Joe Benitez, Mike Garcia
After a young friend shows up unexpectedly on her doorstep, Lady Mechanika finds herself on a globe-spanning trek filled with alchemy mysteries, secret societies, and scientific curiosities, while opposing forces race in search of the Tablet of Destinies, an ancient Sumerian artifact reputed to hold the knowledge of the Gods and the secrets of the Universe. Collects all 6 issues of the second Lady Mechanika mini-series, The Tablet of Destinies.

 

RICK AND MORTY TP VOL 02
RICK & MORTY TP VOL 02
ONI PRESS INC.
(W) Zac Gorman (A) CJ Cannon, Andrew MacLean (CA) CJ Cannon
The hit comic book series based on Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s hilarious [adult swim] animated show RICK & MORTY continues! Catch up on the adventures of degenerate genius Rick Sanchez and his bumbling grandson Morty as they explore the outer reaches of time, space, and decency. This collection features issues #6-10 of the comic book series, including the “Ball Fondlers Special” by guest artist Andrew MacLean, “A Very Special Blumbus,” illustrated by series writer Zac Gorman, and a cyberpunk adventure across the multiverse. Plus: bonus mini-comics showcasing fan-favorite characters!

 

 

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“Justin’s Jabber” — Back Issues
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BIG TIME, BABY! BIG! TIME!
Whew! Sorry, didn’t mean to yell at you. I just wanted to make sure you know that these comics I’m about to tell you about, these are some hot books here. Like I said before, big time.
BIG. TIME.

 

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Shazam #28, First DC appearance of Black Adam, Fine Plus (6.5) condition, $125.

 

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Superman Adventures #5, First appearance of Livewire, Very Fine Plus (8.5) condition, $75.

 

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Werewolf By Night #32, First appearance of Moon Knight, Very Good (4.0) condition, $250.

 

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Avengers Annual #10, First appearance of Rogue, Fine Plus (6.5) condition, $20.

 

See, pretty big time right?
Until next time. Up, up, and away!

 

(Please note that the digital samples above are for clear image references only, and are NOT the actual books being offered for sale.)

 

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POKEMON TCG: XY TRAINER KIT-PIKACHU LIBRE & SUICUNE
Master the art of Pokemon battling with your favorite Pokemon – one card at a time! The Pokemon TCG: XY Trainer Kit – Pikachu Libre and Suicune contains everything you need to learn, train, and win! Play both decks against each other, then combine them to create one huge deck where Pikachu Libre and Suicune battle, side-by-side. Each kit includes two 30-card decks, each with a specially selected foil card, two guided game booklets, a 2-player play mat, damage counters, special condition markers, a game coin, an illustrated deck box, and a code card for the Pokemon Trading Card Game Online.

 

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KODAMA: THE TREE SPIRITS
The forest is growing fast! As caretakers for kodama, the tree spirits, you must keep the forest a healthy and lush home for your little friends. Over three growing seasons, you must cultivate trees with the right mix of flowers, insects, and branch arrangements to make your kodama as happy as possible. Whoever cares for their kodama best will be remembered for generations! From the designer of the hit game Kigi, Kodama branches out into a fun, new way to play with beautiful art and innovative mechanics – it’s in-tree-guing fun for the whole family!

 

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APOTHECA: THE SECRET POTION SOCIETY
Across the land, an invitation has summoned the most clever apprentices for a chance to enter the secret potion society. The cutthroat members, the Apothecaries, have grown too savvy of each other’s schemes. They’ve chosen you to compete in their black market game! Conjure powerful magic and deception, outwit your adversaries, and you, too, might join Apotheca. Devise your plans by hiding ingredients in the markeplace, reveal secrets to collect precious gems, and recruit powerful apothecaries to do your bidding. The first apprentice to create three potions becomes a member of the secret potion society!

 

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PATHFINDER ADVENTURE CARD GAME: ALCHEMIST CLASS
Alchemists create potent elixirs and concoctions through mastery of deeply secret lore; they can stopper death and grind up time. The Alchemist Class Deck allows players to bring these clever tinkerers to any Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Base Set. The 109-card Alchemist Class Deck contains three new characters – including a new version of the iconic alchemist Damiel – and both new and familiar allies, items, weaponry, and other boons to carry your character through an entire Adventure Path.

 

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TWILIGHT SQUABBLE
Fight the Entire Cold War – in 10-minutes! In 1947, the superpowers of the United States of America and the Soviet Union began a new sort of conflict, a struggle in the twilight of World War II. With cunning card play and a bit of bluffing can you end the Cold War without triggering Mutually Assured Destruction? Swing the Balance of Power to your favor and win the Space Race in Twilight Squabble!

 

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VIKINGS: THE BOARD GAME
Vikings: The Board Game is a strategy game of exploration and raiding for 2-5 players based upon the History Channel’s hit dramatic series that allows players to embrace their inner Viking. Each winter players will scheme to acquire appropriate resources while convincing heroes such as Ragnar Lothbrok, Lagertha, Rollo, and Floki to support them as they put their longships in the water to raid each summer. Plunder treasures and foreign resources across modular tiles that ensure a different game each time you play, while completing offers to the Seer will ultimately lead a player to victory.

 

 

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Toys / Collectibles
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HOT TOYS IRON LEGION
HOT TOYS
In Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, the tech genius Tony Stark created a battalion of new armored drones, dubbed the Iron Legion, to assist the Avengers on their daring missions. However, when Tony Stark tried to initiate the Ultron Program, the artificial intelligence rebelled and turned the Iron Legion against Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in the Avengers Tower!
The movie-accurate Iron Legion Collectible Figure is specially crafted based on its image in Avengers: Age of Ultron. It features a finely created armored body, metallic red, white, and blue colored armor with weathered effects and Avengers decals, interchangeable armor parts, and a specially designed figure stand.

 

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CINEMACHINES DIE-CAST VEHICLES SERIES 1
NECA
Introducing a brand new line of die-cast collectibles celebrating some of the iconic vehicles from film and television! Cinemachines brings these supporting cast members to life in exceptional detail, ready to add to your collection. Each measures 5-6″ long and is made from die-cast metal and plastic that’s carefully hand painted. Series 1 highlights vehicles and vessels from the Alien universe, and includes: UD-4L Cheyenne Dropship, with miniature Armored Personnel Carrier that fits inside the bay (Aliens), M577 Armored Personnel Carrier (Aliens), “Origin” Derelict Ship with display stand (Alien) and Fossilized Space Jockey (Alien).

 

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ROCK CANDY FIGURES
FUNKO
Funko’s newest line, Rock Candy, features 5″ vinyl figures of the most powerful women around! Rock Candy received notice from press and fans at this year’s New York Toy Fair, and now these figures are available to you. The powerful ladies of the DC Comics Universe are the debut pieces in the Rock Candy line, and the line kicks off with Modern Batgirl, Classic Batgirl, Classic Wonder Woman, Classic Supergirl, Classic Harley Quinn and Batman v Superman Wonder Woman.

 

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MARVEL NOW SPIDER-GWEN PX VINYL DECAL
ELEPHANT GUN, LLC
A PREVIEWS Exclusive! Two of Marvel’s most popular new female heroes – Ms. Marvel and Spider Gwen – are captured on these PREVIEWS Exclusive vinyl decal sets, based on their Marvel NOW! Appearances.

 

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Two HUGE event days on the horizon! Newsletter 4/22/16

 

Both INTERNATIONAL TABLETOP DAY and FREE COMIC BOOK DAY are almost here!!!
Read all about them, and all of our other great events and give-aways and raffles, below!

 

 

BOARD GAME MEETUP
BOARD GAME MEETUP
Saturday, April 23rd from 5pm 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 5pm. 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 YOUTH LEAGUE MEETUP
POKEMON YOUTH LEAGUE
Sundays from 4pm to 6pm

Ages 8-16
New players always welcome!

Our Pokémon Youth League provides a nearby place for you to get together with other fans of both the Pokémon Trading Card Game and the Pokémon video games, and have some fun!

Using your own cards and Pokémon video games, you can play, trade, and even earn cool prizes! The best part is that you can do all this with other Pokémon players who love collecting and playing just as much as you do!

What IS the Pokémon Trading Card Game?

Download the rules here…
http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-tcg/rules

…or stop by during our events to see first-hand how the game is played!

“You are a Pokémon Trainer! You travel across the land, battling other Trainers with your Pokémon, creatures that love to battle and that have amazing powers! Your deck of cards represents your Pokémon as well as items and allies that help you on your adventures.

Trading card games are strategy based and use collectible cards to let each player customize his or her game. The best way to learn to play the Pokémon TCG is with a Trainer Kit. This has two ready-to-play decks that walk you through the game, step by step. From there, try a theme deck to get an idea of the different kinds of decks out there. Once you’re ready, you can start building your collection of cards with Pokémon TCG booster packs. Trade with your friends for the strongest Pokémon or collect all your favorites! Then, build your own 60-card deck, play with your friends, and show off your own personal Pokémon team!

In the Pokémon TCG, your Pokémon battle your opponent’s Pokémon. The first player to take all of his or her Prize cards wins! Also, if your opponent cannot draw a card at the beginning of his or her turn, or has no Pokémon left in play, you win the game!”

 

 

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DC PREVIEWS & MAGIC: THE GATHERING GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE!!!
Wednesday, April 27th from 11am to 9pm

DC Rebirth is here!!! And, EC can help you get all the game-changing first issues, so you don’t miss a beat!
Plus, it’s International Tabletop Day, April 30th!!! To get you ready for these major events…

Join us on Wednesday, April 27th, when the FIRST 25 GUESTS at 11am & 7pm will receive a FREE DC PREVIEWS MAGAZINE & CHECKLIST!!!

PLUS, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 “MAGIC: THE GATHERING – ARENA OF THE PLANESWALKERS” BOARD GAMES!!!
(Ages 10+; 2-5 players.)

Winners will be called on Friday, April 29th!

* 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. ONE entry PER PERSON, please. To keep the raffle fair to all entrants, multiple entries will disqualify the entrant.)

 

 

X-WING MEETUP
STAR WARS X-WING MINIATURES GAME NIGHT
Thursday, April 28th from 6pm to 9pm
and every other Thursday

Emerald City is proud to present an evening for casual game play of the popular and exciting Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game!

We will have a staff member on hand to teach this game, and to get people involved in playing duels with other participants. We have several 3×3′ gaming areas and four 2×2′ demo tables to play on for quicker games.

What IS the Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game?

For more information, rules and how to play video:
https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/products/x-wing

“Control the most advanced starfighters and outstanding pilots in the galaxy! In the X-Wing Miniatures Game, you take the role of squad leader and command a group of merciless Imperial or daring Rebel pilots in furious ship-to-ship space combat.

Featuring stunningly detailed and painted miniatures, X-Wing recreates exciting Star Wars space battles from small engagements of only a couple of craft to large conflicts where multiple squadrons clash. Select and equip your ships, pick your crew, plan your attack, and complete your mission!”

 

 

HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT MEETUP
MARVEL HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT: UNCANNY X-MEN PRE-RELEASE
Friday, April 29th from 6:30pm to 9pm

Players will have an opportunity to get a sneak peek at the figures from the Marvel HeroClix: Uncanny X-Men set before official world-wide release!

The Marvel HeroClix: Uncanny X-Men set features three major sub-themes of the All-New X-Men, the Marauders, Freedom Force and much more!

Entry Fee: $16 per person — each participant receives one 5-figure booster pack of Marvel HeroClix: Uncanny X-Men.

NEW PLAYERS! If the following tournament details seem daunting to you, feel free to come and play at a “beginner’s table,” where one of our EC Team Members can get you started playing a non-tournament “casual” game with other new players!

Style: Sealed Swiss
Force Construction: DRAFT

Drafting Instructions: Players open their boosters and draft a team of 5 figures from the boosters — for the purpose of drafting, seat all players in groups of 4. Each player choose one figure out of their first booster and each booster passed to them until all players have drafted a team of 5 figures. Players play all 5 figures as their team.

Action Limit: The action limit for the tournament is 1 action per 100 points of drafted team with the lowest team build total.
EXAMPLES:
If the player with the lowest team build total has a 275 point team, the tournament is run as 2 actions per player.
If a player with the lowest team build total has a 315 point team, the tournament is run as 3 actions per player.

Prizes:
Players keep the 5 figures from the Marvel HeroClix: Uncanny X-Men set that they drafted for their team.

Players also have a chance to win one Limited Edition (LE) Marvel HeroClix: Uncanny X-Men Map or a Limited Edition (LE) Prize Figure.

For more information:
http://wizkids.com/heroclix/marvel-heroclix-uncanny-x-men/

To sign up, please visit:
http://win.wizkids.com/event.php?EVENT_ID=160681

 

 

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INTERNATIONAL TABLETOP DAY
Saturday, April 30th from 11am to 9pm

This is a celebration of all things TABLETOP!

All day long, games will be 20% OFF!!! This includes board games, trading card games, miniatures games, role-playing games, and any supplies in our games category such as paints and dice!

Join us for an all-day event of tabletop gaming. All are welcome to come and play. We look forward to seeing our gaming community come together to support this event, and to see anyone who has ever wanted to “roll dice” come visit and learn to play!

Every International Tabletop Day we here at EC strive to make it the best day of gaming for you!

To this end we have set up several games to be demonstrated throughout the day!

Check out the list below!*

FUSE
Intruders have made their way on to your ship! Their goal: Total Destruction! Twenty bombs have been detected onboard, and the countdown has begun. Your elite Bomb Defusal Team (BDT) has been called to neutralize the threat. Does your team have what it takes to work through the intricacies of the bombs and defuse them in time? You’d better get moving, because this game will self-destruct in 10-minutes… FUSE is a real-time, cooperative dice game where players work together to quickly save their ship from impending doom!

ONITAMA
Carved into the crags of the mist-shrouded mountains of ancient Japan lies the ancient shrine of Onitama. Masters of the Arts journey there with their most promising disciples to prove their superiority in battle. Part of the Dice Tower Essential line, Onitama is an elegant, abstract strategy game which captures the flavor of martial arts. In this game of elegance and simplicity, two players compete in 10-15 minute matches. With endless re-playability, players can be engaged for hours! Will you hazard the journey and meet within Onitama’s hallowed walls to prove your superiority?

DINGO’S DREAMS
Dingo and his friends have gotten lost on Walkabout! Visit their dreams to lead them home!
Dingo’s Dreams is a delightful and clever family game for 2-4 players. Each player competes to be the first to successfully guide his animal through the dream world.

SUPERFIGHT
In Superfight, Skybound’s wildly popular party game of absurd arguments, players use cards to generate ridiculous characters and then argue about who would win in a fight. From this 500-card core deck, you might have a T-rex with laser eyes VS. Bruce Lee made of steel, or a pirate swinging a shark on a chain VS. a kindergarten class that breathes fire!

CASH N’GUNS
Short Tempers! Cold Cash! Hot Lead! The big heist may have been a success, but it all goes wrong when every crook wants a larger cut. With this much money on the table, bullets speak louder than words! In Cash ‘n Guns, players point foam pistols at each other and try to intimidate their opponents into letting them have the largest share. The bravest crooks enjoy the most money – but only if they live long enough to spend it!

PADEMIC: THE CURE
In Pandemic: The Cure, a stand-alone, dice-based version of the award-winning Pandemic board game, four diseases threaten the world and it falls to your team to save humanity. Players take on different roles, each with its own unique set of dice and abilities, and must take advantage of their specializations if they have any hope of (surviving!) winning the game. If, at any time, a region is infected with more than three dice of a given color, an outbreak occurs, spreading disease into an adjacent region. If too many outbreaks take place, or the rate of contamination gets too high, all the players lose. If, however, the players can discover the cures to the four diseases, humanity endures…until the next epidemic!

Our friends at Gamer’s On The Edge will be running a demonstration table with the following games. They will also be holding raffles for prizes. Donations go the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
http://www.gamersontheedge.com/

MUNCHKIN
Go down in the dungeon. Kill everything you meet. Backstab your friends and steal their stuff. Grab the treasure and run. Designed by Steve Jackson, the Munchkin card game captures the essence of the dungeon experience as you and your friends compete to kill monsters and grab magic items!

LOVE LETTER
All of the eligible young men (and many of the not-so-young) seek to woo Princess Annette of Tempest. Unfortunately, she has locked herself in the palace, and you must rely on others to bring your romantic letters to her. Will yours reach her first? Love Letter is a game of risk, deduction, and luck for 2-4 suitors.

Double Exposure Envoy Bill Eastman will also be on hand to demonstrate the following games. Trying out these games will gain you some International Tabletop Day giveaways while supplies last.

CASTLE PANIC
The forest is filled with all sorts of monsters. They watched and waited as you built your castle and trained your soldiers – but now they`ve gathered their army and are marching out of the woods! Can you work with your friends to defend your castle, or will the monsters tear down your walls and destroy the precious castle towers?

DON’T TURN YOUR BACK
Walk the twisted streets of the Mad City in a boardgame that fuses worker placement with deck building. Extract dreams in the City Slumbering, and use them to buy favors from Nightmares. Procure special services in the Bizarre Bazaar. Score points through skillful play in Mother Whens deadly High School and the sinister 13th District. Compete for the Wax Kings favor, and the ultimate prize…escape! In this game rooted in the sinister world of the Dont Rest Your Head roleplaying game, your opponents lurk around every corner, waiting to attack. Can you outsmart your friends and win the Nightmares game? Whatever you do, Don’t Turn Your Back!

*Times when the demonstrations will be running will be listed soon.

We will also be featuring a Paint & Take table. There will be plenty of paints and brushes for you to paint a miniature and take that miniature home with you!

Hungry? David’s Dawg House will be on hand to take care of your hunger!
http://davidsdawghouse.com/

Check out this great promotional video, made by our friends at Gamers on the Edge!
https://youtu.be/03lGfO7MqvA

 

 

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ECBC! Emerald City Book Club
Tuesday, May 3rd from 7pm to 8pm

ECBC meets the FIRST TUESDAY of the month from 7-8pm to discuss the featured book.

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

The featured book for this meeting is SAGA volume 1, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples. SAGA is an epic space opera/fantasy comic book series created by writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Fiona Staples, published monthly by Image Comics. The series is heavily influenced by Star Wars, and based on ideas Vaughan conceived both as a child and as a parent. It depicts two lovers from long-warring extraterrestrial races, Alana and Marko, fleeing authorities from both sides of a galactic war as they struggle to care for their newborn daughter, Hazel, who occasionally narrates the series.

The featured book for next meeting will be announced at the end of the current meeting.

 

 

HOPS TABLETOPS MEETUP
HOPS & TABLETOPS @ PAIR O’ DICE BREWING CO.
Wednesday, May 4th from 7pm to 10pm
at Pair O’ Dice Brewing Company
4400 118th Avenue North #208, Clearwater, FL 33762

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

The Emerald City folks are back every other Wednesday with even more games to play! Stop in to see what’s new in the world of board gaming and craft beer!

Pair O’ Dice Brewing Company will have plenty of room for your favorite tabletop and card games. This event is free to take part in and welcomes all newcomers to board gaming! If there is a game you have been wanting to try, or want to get a group together to play, then this is the night for you!

 

 

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FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!!!
Saturday, May 7th from 11am to 9pm

As the name implies, Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops.

Each of our Guests will be able to choose any three comics from those available! Here is what is being offered this year:

http://www.freecomicbookday.com/Home/1/1/27/981

ALL DAY, 25% OFF ALL GRAPHIC NOVELS AND BOOKS!

Also all day, enter our raffle to win* one of ten sets of ALL 50 FREE COMIC BOOK DAY COMICS!

Winners will be announced Monday, May 9th.

From 1-4pm, come and meet** comic book creators Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Rob Hunter, and Adam Riches!

Also, photo ops with BATMAN and SPIDER-MAN!**
(times to be determined — check with the store or our Facebook page 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. ONE entry PER PERSON, please. To keep the raffle fair to all entrants, multiple entries will disqualify the entrant.)

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

 

 

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10% OFF ALL TOYS AND GAMES
Sunday, May 8th from noon to 6pm

Comics get all the love on Free Comic Book Day — so TOYS and GAMES start to feel left out! So come back Sunday the 8th to share the love with 10% off anything in our Toys and Games categories!!!

 

 

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

 

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/ECComicsFL

 

(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)

 


 

Click here for new releases!

http://emeraldcitycomics.com/new-releases

 

Featured Comic Books:

 

DISNEY PRINCESS 2
DISNEY PRINCESS #2
JOE BOOKS INC.
(W) Georgia Ball (A/CA) Amy Mebberson
The hit series continues! Disney’s beloved heroines have returned in this hilarious collection of Disney Princess comic strips! Featuring laugh-out-loud stories from the worlds of Ariel, Belle, Rapunzel, Tiana, Cinderella, Aurora, and more, this charming ongoing series will make all your royal dreams come true.

 

HAUNTED MANSION 2
HAUNTED MANSION #2 (OF 5)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Jorge Coehlo (CA) E.M. Gist
YOU CAN ENTER, BUT YOU CAN NEVER LEAVE…!
•  Get ready to meet the 999 happy haunts residing in the mansion…but some of them aren’t quite so happy!
•  Madame Leota! The Hatbox ghost! Constance the Bride! The Hitchhiking ghosts! You never know who of the legendary cast from Disney’s world-famous attraction will appear!
•  Danny is trapped within the Haunted Mansion, but who is trying to help him, and who is using him for their own ghoulish plot?
•  Don’t miss the next chapter in the delightfully chilling story based on the fan-favorite Disney attraction!
Rated T

 

KARNAK 3
KARNAK #3
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Warren Ellis (A) Roland Boschi (CA) David Aja
• Just when you thought Karnak couldn’t get more intense and insane, it does.
•  The trail left by the kidnapped Inhuman gets nuclear and Karnak is caught in the mushroom cloud.
Rated T+

 

POWER MAN AND IRON FIST 3
POWER MAN AND IRON FIST #3
MARVEL COMICS
(W) David Walker (A/CA) Sanford Greene
BROMANCING THE STONE!
•  POWER MAN and IRON FIST are swimming through New York City’s currents of crime trying to retrieve the SUPERSOUL STONE. Beware the underworld undertow!
•  Meanwhile, JENNIE and BLACK MARIAH’s nefarious plans begin to bear fruit.
•  With a magic-fueled crisis at its tipping point and all of New York hanging in the balance it’s the perfect atmosphere to rekindle a smoldering friendship, so GET IT TOGETHER ALREADY, LUKE AND DANNY!
Rated T

 

SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL 4
SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #4
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Joe Kelly (A/CA) Ed McGuinness
• Double date, Deadpool style!
•  Spider-Man finally agrees to hang out with Deadpool outside of adventures, but he might regret it when he discovers that his date is a friend of Deadpool’s wife, Shiklah, demon queen of Monster Metropolis.
•  Who’s Deadpool’s date? Guest-star THOR!
Rated T+

 

TOKYO GHOST 6
TOKYO GHOST #6  (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Sean Murphy
NEW STORY ARC
Flak world’s new CCO, Davey Trauma, is making some changes to The Isles of Los Angeles more to his suiting. How could it get any worse? You’ll see. Constable Led Dent returns to his brutal beat, but he’s haunted by a ghost from Tokyo.

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

DEADPOOL WORLDS GREATEST TP VOL 01
DEADPOOL WORLDS GREATEST TP VOL 01 MILLIONAIRE WITH MOUTH
MARVEL COMICS
He’s annoying. He’s dangerous. He smells terrible. But the public loves him! That’s right – the Merc with a Mouth is now the most popular hero in the world. Eat that, Spidey! But with great popularity comes overbearing responsibility, so Wade has called in a little help being him. You won’t believe – or recognize – who he signed up! (Unless you’ve memorized every volume of the Official Handbook.) But when an imposter sets out to ruin Wade Wilson, our hero has the perfect bait to lure the baddie out: his innocent daughter, Ellie! Plus: Jump 84 years into the future for an even-newer, even-different-er Deadpool 2099! And – in an entirely Spanish-language tale – meet Masacre, the Deadpool of Mexico! This book has more Deadpool than you can handle! Collecting DEADPOOL (2015) #1-6 and #3.1: TRES PUNTO UNO.
Parental Advisory

 

I HATE FAIRYLAND TP VOL 01
I HATE FAIRYLAND TP VOL 01 MADLY EVER AFTER (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W/A/CA) Skottie Young
SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE OF $9.99
From superstar writer and artist SKOTTIE YOUNG (Rocket Raccoon, Wizard of Oz, Fortunately, The Milk), comes the first volume of an all-new series of adventure and mayhem.
An Adventure Time/Alice in Wonderland-style epic that smashes its cute little face against grown-up Tank Girl/Deadpool-esque violent madness. Follow Gert, a forty-year-old woman in a six-year-old’s body, who has been stuck in the magical world of Fairyland for nearly thirty years. Join her and her giant battle-axe on a delightfully blood-soaked journey to see who will survive the girl who HATES FAIRYLAND. Collects I HATE FAIRYLAND #1-5

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARKSEID WAR POWER OF THE GODS HC
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARSKEID WAR POWER OF THE GODS HC
DC COMICS
(W) Peter J. Tomasi & Various (A) Fernando Pasarin & Various (CA) Francis Manapul
The world’s greatest heroes have gained the powers of the New Gods-but how will they handle them? And how will this affect the winds of war? Find out in these stories from the JUSTICE LEAGUE: DARKSEID WAR one-shots starring Batman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Superman, Lex Luthor and Shazam!

 

STAR WARS TP VADER DOWN
STAR WARS TP VADER DOWN
MARVEL COMICS
Two of the biggest titles in comics collide in the first crossover of the new Marvel age of STAR WARS! When Darth Vader accidentally finds himself facing off against the rebel fleet on his own, he is sent crashing onto a nearby planet. Will the rebels seize this opportunity to put an end to one of their greatest enemies – or will they be made to feel the full power of the dark side? The Sith Lord may be down, but he isn’t out! All your favorites are here, old and new, good and evil: Luke! Vader! Leia! Aphra! Han! Threepio, Artoo, Triple-Zero and BT-1! And in a hair-raising battle of the Wookiees, Chewbacca versus Black Krrsantan! ROOOARRGH UR ROO! Collecting STAR WARS: VADER DOWN, STAR WARS (2015) #13-14 and DARTH VADER #13-15.
Rated T

 

 

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“Justin’s Jabber” — Back Issues
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Sorry, I can’t really think of any funny stuff to say this week. I’m still bummed about Prince dying.

 

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Runaways #1, Very Fine/Fine condition, $45.

 

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Wolverine #154, Very Fine Minus (7.5) condition, $25.

 

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Green Lantern Green Arrow #85, Speedy Drug Story Part one, Very Good/Good (3.0) condition, $60.

 

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Booster Gold #1, first appearance of Booster Gold, Very Fine/Fine (7.0) condition, $20

 

Little Red Cor-Vette! Baby You’re Much Too Fast.
Little Red Cor-Vette! You Need To Find A Love That’s Gonna Last.

 

(Please note that the digital samples above are for clear image references only, and are NOT the actual books being offered for sale.)

 

 

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Games
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ApexTheropod
APEX THEROPOD: DECK-BUILDING GAME – 2ND EDITION
Apex is a deck-building game, played solo or with up to 5 friends. You play as a prehistoric predator competing for territory and resources against other predators. Each playable species has a unique deck to master. Each deck has different strengths, weaknesses, and strategies— creating a varied and constantly evolving experience.
Your species must overcome a very brutal environment including harsh climate changes, disease, attacks from predators, grievous wounds, infections, and deadly prey. The game incorporates many dinosaurs that behave in their own distinct way. The goal of the game is to endure the environment, build up the population and evolve your species, and become the apex predator.

 

DragonPunch
DRAGON PUNCH
Take it Anywhere, Play it Anywhere! Ready to Fight? Dragon Punch is a super-fast, ultra-portable, two-player card game that plays just like your favorite fighting games – it’s all about trying to outwit your opponent with the timing and positioning of your attacks and defenses. Dragon Punch doesn’t require a table or other surface to play, and the tiny wallet fits right in your pocket.

 

Kenjin
KENJIN
A merciless war is raging throughout feudal Japan, fueled by the hunger for power or the desire for peace of its great lords. As one of them, you must defend your territory from the enemy threatening your borders. Now it’s time to command you troops and read through your opponent’s strategy to take over the battlefield and prevail!

 

MillenniumBlades
MILLENNIUM BLADES
Millennium Blades is a board game about a fictional collectible card game, which is also called Millennium Blades. You begin the game on pre-release night with just your starter deck. You’ll open new packs, form collections, and sell your junk cards on the aftermarket to buy hot new cards. Trade with your friends, build up your deck, and prepare to compete at Millennium Blades Worlds for the title of World Champion! This is a game about competitive deck building. You get a limited pool of cards, and then you tinker them into the most unfairly over-powered, table-flippingly broken deck that you can imagine. And your deck had better be pretty crazy, because your opponents won’t be giving any quarter, and they all have unique collections with access to their own high-tier power cards. In addition to deckbuilding, you’ll be speculating on blind pack buys, selling and buying cards on the aftermarket, and fusing your cards to make rarer and better ones to get an advantage over the competition. You might even make a few friends, if you’re willing to help them out.

 

VsSystemAForce
VS SYSTEM 2PCG: MARVEL A-FORCE EXPANSION
In VS System: 2PCG, players choose a main character, build a deck with exactly sixty cards, and attempt to stun the other player’s main character in a game of superhero battles and suspense! This expansion features all new playable content based on Marvel’s A-Force.

 

WizkidsClixFX
WIZKIDS CLIXFX BASE ACCESSORY KIT
The ClixFX Accessory Pack contains eleven sculpted bases for use in your HeroClix campaigns that act as visual indicators of ongoing game effects from standard or special powers, including Smoke, Ice/Wall, Web, and more!

 

 

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Toys / Collectibles
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GHOSTBUSTERS SELECT AF SERIES 2
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys Release! We’re getting the team back together! Joining Series 1’s Winston, Ray and Louis, Series 2 of Ghostbusters Movie Select action figures features none other than Dr. Peter Venkman, Dr. Egon Spengler and Dana Barrett as Zuul! Each 7-inch scale action figure features approximately 16 points of articulation, and Peter and Egon each include their proton packs and wands. Plus, each figure includes a section of the rooftop temple diorama — collect all 15 figures in the line to re-create the original movie’s final scene! Each figure is packaged in display-ready Select packaging, with side panel artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios!

 

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T-800 GUARDIAN
HOT TOYS
In the newest installment of the Terminator series, when John Connor, leader of the human resistance against Skynet, sends Kyle Reese back to 1984 to protect his mother, Sarah Connor, from a Terminator assassin, an unexpected turn of events creates an altered timeline. Instead of a scared waitress, Sarah is a skilled fighter and has a Terminator Guardian by her side. Faced with unlikely allies and dangerous new enemies, Reese sets out on an unexpected new mission to reset the future.
To celebrate the launch of this film, Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are pleased to present the T-800 Guardian Sixth Scale Figure from Terminator Genisys.
The T-800 Guardian collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Arnold Schwarzenegger from the movie and features two newly developed head sculpts, a leather-like jacket licensed by Matchless, the oldest British brand of motorcycles and clothing, a detailed weapon, and an LED light-up figure base.

 

JOKER
LAUGHING FISH JOKER BUST
DIAMOND SELECT
This time, the Joker isn’t after human lives; he wants the royalties! The Batman: The Animated Series Laughing Fish Joker Bust features the infamous villain as seen in a classic episode from Batman: The Animated Series. What’s he’s got there? Why, it’s his very own creation, the Laughing Fish, and the copyright documentation to prove it! The Clown Prince of Crime is going to make a killing, and you can too. Pick up this 6-inch tall resin statue. With incredible detailing and unique paintwork, it’s a limited edition of just 1,000 pieces worldwide!

 

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Cryptocracy #1, from Dark Horse Comics

Crypt Teaser

From the shadows, the Nine Families have operated in secret for centuries, shaping the fate of the world. Now—finally—they will be revealed in CRYPTOCRACY, a new conspiracy-fueled creator-owned series from writer Van Jensen (The Flash, Green Lantern Corps) and artist Pete Woods (Deadpool, Action Comics), launching June 29 from Dark Horse.

 

Imagine X-FILES, except seen from the perspective of the Smoking Man. That is CRYPTOCRACY, an ongoing series that gives us an inside look at the hidden powers that guide humanity. Our hero is Grahame, a senior agent inside one of the Nine Families. Just as he is rising to power, all is thrown into turmoil when a mysterious figure known only as “Hum” attacks the Families. As Grahame fights to defend all that he has built, he’s pulled into a greater mystery when the oldest Family secrets finally are dragged into the light. It’s a raucous, epic series that offers a new take on the most well known conspiracies, as well as a few from the farthest edges of the fringe.

 

CRYPTOCRACY #1 is featured in the April PREVIEWS catalog under order code: APR160120

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Star Wars’ Poe Dameron Give-away! Newsletter 4/15/16

 

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POE DAMERON & CRIMINAL GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE!!!
Saturday, April 16th from 11am to 9pm

You’re probably STILL watching your “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” BluRay, but now’s a great time to take a break and celebrate the release of your favorite new fighter pilot’s Marvel comic, “Poe Dameron” #1 (on EC’s shelves now!); and, Deadpool, Wonder Woman, Commissioner Gordon, Two-Face, and Superman’s Dad (or at least the actors who played them) all converge for the high-octane thriller “Criminal,” which crashes into theaters on April 15th!!!

Join us on Sat., April 16th, when the FIRST 50 GUESTS at 11am will get a FREE POE DAMERON BUTTON!!!
And, the FIRST 25 GUESTS at 11am will receive a FREE POE & BB8 LITHOGRAPH by JOE QUINONES!!!
Once the lithos are gone, the NEXT 20 GUESTS will receive a FREE “CRIMINAL” MOVIE POSTER!!!
(Posters are courtesy of Lionsgate Entertainment.)

PLUS, ALL GUESTS can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 CRIMINAL MOVIE FAN PACKS!!!

The Fan Packs include:
1 “Criminal” MINI MOVIE POSTER and a
“CRIMINAL” LOGO STOCKING CAP!!!

All winners will be called on Monday, April 18th!!!

* 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. ONE entry PER PERSON, please. To keep the raffle fair to all entrants, multiple entries will disqualify the entrant.)

 

 

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EC @ DADDY KOOL RECORDS!!!

EC will be joining our friends at DADDY KOOL RECORDS at 666 Central Ave. in Downtown St. Pete on Saturday, April 16th for RECORD STORE DAY 2016!!!

EC will be there from 8am – 2pm with FREE COMICS (while they last), and DEADPOOL, LIVE & IN-PERSON** for photo ops!!!

** Scheduled to appear; subject to change without notice. See EC’s Facebook Page or contact the store for updates. Local actor, not affiliated with the films.

 

 

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OPHIDIAN 2350 GAME DEMONSTRATION!
Saturday, April 16th from noon to 5pm

Double Exposure, Inc. Envoy and Emerald City present an Ophidian 2350 game demonstration!

Herald Bill Eastman will be with us once again to demonstrate the game. He will be teaching new players how to play the game and to show off to the public all the fantastic components that make up this excellent game!

Here’s some info about the game:

The world of Ophidian 2350 is centered around gladiatorial combat. These gladiators are aliens, bio-enhanced humans, mystics, and all sorts of otherworldly beings.
Theme aside, this CCG, originally released at Gen Con 2003, has some unusual new mechanics that separate it from the pack.

First, Players use “credits” to supply their gladiators with equipment and minions (support characters). Ophidian 2350 has a mechanic called “The Flow”. Each card has a “+” or “-” on it. Play a positively charged card, and you can keep playing cards. Play a negatively charged card and your turn ends and your opponent can start playing their cards. Basically, it helps provide a little “momentum” incentive, and adds strategy.

Creating combos that allow you to keep The Flow while you prepare for a killer blow, while making sure that the crowd is entertained … that’s the key to victory! If you don’t entertain the crowd, your opponent can use their own popularity with the crowd to turn The Flow against you … so show off and impress that crowd!

Here’s a link to the BoardGameGeek page for the game:
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/7203/ophidian-2350

And here’s the page from Fireside Games:
http://hackandslashgames.com/ophidian/about-ophidian-2350

 

 

POKEMON YOUTH LEAGUE MEETUP
POKEMON YOUTH LEAGUE
Sundays from 4pm to 6pm

Ages 8-16
New players always welcome!

Our Pokémon Youth League provides a nearby place for you to get together with other fans of both the Pokémon Trading Card Game and the Pokémon video games, and have some fun!

Using your own cards and Pokémon video games, you can play, trade, and even earn cool prizes! The best part is that you can do all this with other Pokémon players who love collecting and playing just as much as you do!

What IS the Pokémon Trading Card Game?

Download the rules here…
http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-tcg/rules

…or stop by during our events to see first-hand how the game is played!

“You are a Pokémon Trainer! You travel across the land, battling other Trainers with your Pokémon, creatures that love to battle and that have amazing powers! Your deck of cards represents your Pokémon as well as items and allies that help you on your adventures.

Trading card games are strategy based and use collectible cards to let each player customize his or her game. The best way to learn to play the Pokémon TCG is with a Trainer Kit. This has two ready-to-play decks that walk you through the game, step by step. From there, try a theme deck to get an idea of the different kinds of decks out there. Once you’re ready, you can start building your collection of cards with Pokémon TCG booster packs. Trade with your friends for the strongest Pokémon or collect all your favorites! Then, build your own 60-card deck, play with your friends, and show off your own personal Pokémon team!

In the Pokémon TCG, your Pokémon battle your opponent’s Pokémon. The first player to take all of his or her Prize cards wins! Also, if your opponent cannot draw a card at the beginning of his or her turn, or has no Pokémon left in play, you win the game!”

 

 

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MARVEL PREVIEWS AND MOUSE GUARD GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE!
Wednesday, April 20th from 11am to 9pm

Marvel is hotter than ever, and they’ve got the exciting new comics to prove it!!! And, when it comes to exquisite artwork, Mouse Guard is always at the top of its game!!!

Join us on Wednesday, April 20th, when the FIRST 25 GUESTS at 11am & 7pm will receive a FREE MARVEL PREVIEWS MAGAZINE!!!

PLUS, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE RAFFLE for a chance to win* a copy of “THE ART OF MOUSE GUARD 2005-2015”!!! (Hardcover; Full Color,224 pages.)

Winners will be called on Friday, April 22nd!

* 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. ONE entry PER PERSON, please. To keep the raffle fair to all entrants, multiple entries will disqualify the entrant.)

 

 

HOPS TABLETOPS MEETUP
HOPS & TABLETOPS @ PAIR O’ DICE BREWING CO.
Wednesday, April 20th from 7pm to 10pm
at Pair O’ Dice Brewing Company
4400 118th Avenue North #208, Clearwater, FL 33762

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

The Emerald City folks are back every other Wednesday with even more games to play! Stop in to see what’s new in the world of board gaming and craft beer!

Pair O’ Dice Brewing Company will have plenty of room for your favorite tabletop and card games. This event is free to take part in and welcomes all newcomers to board gaming! If there is a game you have been wanting to try, or want to get a group together to play, then this is the night for you!

 

 

HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT MEETUP
HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT – DC 400PT MODERN CONSTRUCTED BRAVE AND THE BOLD OP
Friday, April 22nd from 6:30pm to 9pm

$3 entry fee.

400 pt Modern Age constructed, DC characters only.

We’re playing for The Flash from the Brave and the Bold Organized play kit.

What’s this about?: HeroClix tournaments are a sanctioned series of events that offer players opportunities for competitive play and exclusive figures. Tired of beating your friends? Bring your A-game here and see how you do. First time players at EC always get a figure!

What do you need to play?: For constructed tournaments, you’ll need to supply your team, meeting the requirements that week’s format issued. It’s also recommended that you bring your own maps, so you have the advantage should you win the roll for map choice. However, Dice and Maps are available in limited numbers.

What is ‘Modern Age’?: Modern Age is a limited format that is a relative standard for HeroClix, especially for competitive play. This tournament is limited to DC Comics sets, so the sets that are available for players to use are:

-Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (and it’s Fast Forces set)
-World’s Finest (and it’s Fast Forces set)
-Superman / Wonder Woman
-Justice League: Trinity War (and it’s Fast Forces set)
-The Flash (and it’s Fast Forces set)
-The figures from the Justice League Strategy Game(Which come with Heroclix dials)
-War of Light (including it’s Scenario pack and Power Battery releases)
-Superman and the Legion of Superheroes (and it’s Fast Forces set)
-Batman: Arkham Origins
-Batman Classic TV Series (Batman ’66) (including the ’66 Batmobile)
-The Heroclix dials from the Batman: Gotham City strategy game.

Refer to this event on our Events Calendar to see Convention exclusive figures that are available for use in Modern Age play.

How are the prizes distributed?: For standard Constructed play, we usually issue a prize for 1st place, 2nd place, and Fellowship. Fellowship is a sportsmanship prize, and can be awarded to someone who the judge feels carried themselves in an exemplary fashion in demeanor during the event. Usually, if everyone qualifies for the Fellowship prize, this is awarded via roll-off.

Read the rulebook to find out how to play…
http://heroclix.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/2014-HeroClix-Core-Rulebook.pdf

 

 

BOARD GAME MEETUP
BOARD GAME MEETUP
Saturday, April 23rd from 5pm 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 5pm. 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.

 

 

X-WING MEETUP
STAR WARS X-WING MINIATURES GAME NIGHT
Thursday, April 28th from 6pm to 9pm
and every other Thursday

Emerald City is proud to present an evening for casual game play of the popular and exciting Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game!

We will have a staff member on hand to teach this game, and to get people involved in playing duels with other participants. We have several 3×3′ gaming areas and four 2×2′ demo tables to play on for quicker games.

What IS the Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game?

For more information, rules and how to play video:
https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/products/x-wing

“Control the most advanced starfighters and outstanding pilots in the galaxy! In the X-Wing Miniatures Game, you take the role of squad leader and command a group of merciless Imperial or daring Rebel pilots in furious ship-to-ship space combat.

Featuring stunningly detailed and painted miniatures, X-Wing recreates exciting Star Wars space battles from small engagements of only a couple of craft to large conflicts where multiple squadrons clash. Select and equip your ships, pick your crew, plan your attack, and complete your mission!”

 

 

HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT MEETUP
MARVEL HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT: UNCANNY X-MEN PRE-RELEASE
Friday, April 29th from 6:30pm to 9pm

Players will have an opportunity to get a sneak peek at the figures from the Marvel HeroClix: Uncanny X-Men set before official world-wide release!

The Marvel HeroClix: Uncanny X-Men set features three major sub-themes of the All-New X-Men, the Marauders, Freedom Force and much more!

Entry Fee: $16 per person — each participant receives one 5-figure booster pack of Marvel HeroClix: Uncanny X-Men.

NEW PLAYERS! If the following tournament details seem daunting to you, feel free to come and play at a “beginner’s table,” where one of our EC Team Members can get you started playing a non-tournament “casual” game with other new players!

Style: Sealed Swiss
Force Construction: DRAFT

Drafting Instructions: Players open their boosters and draft a team of 5 figures from the boosters — for the purpose of drafting, seat all players in groups of 4. Each player choose one figure out of their first booster and each booster passed to them until all players have drafted a team of 5 figures. Players play all 5 figures as their team.

Action Limit: The action limit for the tournament is 1 action per 100 points of drafted team with the lowest team build total.
EXAMPLES:
If the player with the lowest team build total has a 275 point team, the tournament is run as 2 actions per player.
If a player with the lowest team build total has a 315 point team, the tournament is run as 3 actions per player.

Prizes:
Players keep the 5 figures from the Marvel HeroClix: Uncanny X-Men set that they drafted for their team.

Players also have a chance to win one Limited Edition (LE) Marvel HeroClix: Uncanny X-Men Map or a Limited Edition (LE) Prize Figure.

For more information:
http://wizkids.com/heroclix/marvel-heroclix-uncanny-x-men/

To sign up, please visit:
http://win.wizkids.com/event.php?EVENT_ID=160681

 

 

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INTERNATIONAL TABLETOP DAY
Saturday, April 30th from 11am to 9pm

This is a celebration of all things TABLETOP!

All day long, games will be 10% off! This includes board games, trading card games, miniatures games, role-playing games, and any supplies in our games category such as paints and dice!

Join us for an all-day event of tabletop gaming. All are welcome to come and play. We look forward to seeing our gaming community come together to support this event, and to see anyone who has ever wanted to “roll dice” come visit and learn to play!

Check out this great promotional video, made by our friends at Gamers on the Edge!
https://youtu.be/03lGfO7MqvA

 

 

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ECBC! Emerald City Book Club
Tuesday, May 3rd from 7pm to 8pm

ECBC meets the FIRST TUESDAY of the month from 7-8pm to discuss the featured book.

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

The featured book for this meeting is SAGA volume 1, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples. SAGA is an epic space opera/fantasy comic book series created by writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Fiona Staples, published monthly by Image Comics. The series is heavily influenced by Star Wars, and based on ideas Vaughan conceived both as a child and as a parent. It depicts two lovers from long-warring extraterrestrial races, Alana and Marko, fleeing authorities from both sides of a galactic war as they struggle to care for their newborn daughter, Hazel, who occasionally narrates the series.

The featured book for next meeting will be announced at the end of the current meeting.

 

 

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

 

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/ECComicsFL

 

(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:

 

BLACK ROAD 1
BLACK ROAD #1 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Brian Wood (A/CA) Garry Brown
Meet Magnus the Black, neither clean nor sober, neither Christian nor Pagan, but a man true to his word. When a ranking official under his care is brutally murdered, he’s prepared to hunt the killers to the frozen tip of Norway, religious war be damned.
Northlanders creator BRIAN WOOD returns to the Viking genre along with artist GARRY BROWN (The Massive, Catwoman) and DAVE McCAIG (Batman, American Vampire) in this all-new series.

 

GWENPOOL 1
GWENPOOL #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Christopher Hastings (A) Gurihiru, Danillo Beyruth (CA) Gurihiru
2015’s overnight internet sensation takes center stage in her own ongoing series! Gwen Poole used to be a comic book reader just like you…until she woke up in a world where the characters she read about seemed to be real! But they can’t be, right? This must all be fake, or a dream or something, right? And you know what that means…NO CONSEQUENCES! Could Gwenpool truly be Marvel’s least responsible and least role-modely character to date? She can if she tries!
Rated T

 

HARLEY QUINN AND HER GANG OF HARLEYS 1
HARLEY QUINN AND HER GANG OF HARLEYS #1 (OF 6)
DC COMICS
(W) Frank Tieri, Jimmy Palmiotti (A) Mauricet (CA) Amanda Conner
Straight from the pages of HARLEY QUINN comes the story of her strange new army of assistants, the Gang of Harleys! In this new miniseries, they’ve been on the job for just a few months, and the Gang is ready to stand up and show what they can do without Harley…and they just might have to, because Harley’s been kidnapped! The Gang’s homes, their loved ones-they’re all in danger from a strange new villain with a very personal grudge against Harley!

 

MOON KNIGHT 1
MOON KNIGHT #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Greg Smallwood
THE BOOK YOU’D BE INSANE TO MISS!
Marc Spector (a.k.a. Moon Knight/Jake Lockley/Steven Grant) has been fighting criminals and keeping New York City safe for years… or has he? When he wakes up in an insane asylum with no powers and a lifetime’s worth of medical records, his whole identity (indentities) are called into question. Something is wrong, but is that something Marc Spector himself? Jeff Lemire (EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN) and rising star Greg Smallwood are calling everything you know about Moon Knight into question.
Rated T+

 

STAR WARS SPECIAL C-3PO 1
STAR WARS SPECIAL C-3PO #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) James Robinson (A/CA) Tony Harris
• Follow everyone’s favorite protocol droid as he Journeys to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, in this special one-shot leading up to his appearance in the film! Just how did Threepio get a red arm, anyway? Find out here as the blockbuster creative team of James Robinson and Tony Harris of DC’s Starman reunite for the first time in nearly two decades!
•  You may be fluent in over six million forms of communication…but this book is a must have in any language!
One-Shot/Rated T+

 

XENA WARRIOR PRINCESS 1
XENA WARRIOR PRINCESS #1
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(W) Genevieve Valentine (A) Ariel Medel (CA) Greg Land, Jenny Frison
After the Twilight of the Gods, the world is precariously uncertain – and Xena and Gabrielle have been missing from it for twenty-five years. Even without Livia, the power of Rome is growing: Caesar is determined to conquer by lies what he can’t conquer by force, and the people at its edges know what’s coming. (All roads lead to Rome, and Rome is hunting.) Xena and Gabrielle scramble to stop him before they have to wage war against a man they once called a friend. But along the way, Xena will have to confront her past against a rogue band of women warriors, and Gabrielle, whose secret visions are becoming prophecy, will have to protect Xena – at any cost.

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

BLOOD STAIN TP VOL 01
BLOOD STAIN TP VOL 01 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W/A/CA) Linda Sejic
Mad science at its finest. Chemistry major, Elliot Torres has been unable to keep a steady job and eventually accepts a job by a rumored mad scientist Dr. Vlad Stein. Humorous hijinks ensue as their collaboration becomes epic.

 

HARROW COUNTY TP VOL 02
HARROW COUNTY TP VOL 02 TWICE TOLD
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Tyler Crook
After uncovering Harrow County’s twisted history and her bizarre connection to its populace, Emmy forges a profound new relationship with the land and its creatures-but a familiar and sinister presence lurking just over the county lines seeks to wreak havoc on Emmy’s new harmony. Collects Harrow County #5-#8.
“Genuinely creepy, fun, and suspenseful.”-Jason Latour (Southern Bastards)

 

MARVELS CAPTAIN AMERICA TP CIVIL WAR PRELUDE
MARVELS CAPTAIN AMERICA TP CIVIL WAR PRELUDE
MARVEL COMICS
(W/A) Various (CA) TBD
Follow the road to Marvel’s CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR with official adaptations of the smash-hit films IRON MAN 3 and CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER! When the Mandarin launches a series of deadly terror attacks on America, Iron Man must take action! But can Tony Stark handle the pressure when he has his own demons to face? And when Captain America encounters an assassin called the Winter Soldier, he joins with Black Widow and Falcon to uncover a deep-seated conspiracy in their very midst! It’s spy versus spy as the fate of the country hangs in the balance! Plus: A single misstep ignites the fuse and pits hero against hero in the opening chapter of the comic-book story that inspired the film! Collecting MARVEL’S CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR PRELUDE #1-4 and INFINITE COMIC #1, and CIVIL WAR (2006) #1.
Rated T+

 

RAT QUEENS TP VOL 03
RAT QUEENS TP VOL 03 DEMONS (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Kurtis J. Wiebe (A/CA) Tess Fowler
Having survived the end of the world, the Queens follow Hannah back to where it all began: Mage University. A long perilous journey awaits the Rat Queens as they attempt to find out what happened to Hannah’s father while battling their own demons.
Collects RAT QUEENS #11-15

 

 

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BWA-HA-HA-HA-HA! That’s right! MORE Harley Quinn comics! ALL of the Harley Quinn comics!!! When will the non-stop torrent of Harley Quinn back issues end! NEVER! NEVER I TELL YOU!! BWA-HA-HA-HA-HA! NEVER —

…or at least not until the Suicide Squad movie comes out.

 

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New Suicide Squad #1, Very Fine Plus (8.5) condition, $30.

 

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Gotham City Sirens #1, Very Fine Plus (8.5) condition, $30.

 

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Death of Wolverine #1-4, full set, $40.
How do you kill a dude with an adamantium skeleton?

(Spoiler alert)
Apparently more adamantium.

 

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X-Factor #6, first appearance of Apocalypse, Fine Plus (6.5) condition, $30.
When will the non-stop torrent of Apocalypse back issues end! NEVER! NEVER I TELL YOU!!
BWA-HA-HA-HA-HA! NEVER —

…or at least not until the new X-men movie comes out.

 

Via Con Comics!

 

(Please note that the digital samples above are for clear image references only, and are NOT the actual books being offered for sale.)

 

 

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MUNCHKIN: MARVEL UNIVERSE
Prepare for Battle! Unleash your Superpowers with Munchkin Marvel Edition, an all-new Munchkin game that fuses the classic card game fun of monster-slaying and roleplaying with the most iconic characters from the Marvel universe. Created under license from Steve Jackson Games and in conjunction with Marvel, Munchkin Marvel Edition features new monsters (villains), allies (heroes), and custom S.H.I.E.L.D. Identification Cards. This boxed set comes complete with six oversized S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent role cards, 168 Cards (including Door cards and Treasure cards), six level trackers, a custom die, and game rules.

 

 

Onitama
ONITAMA
Carved into the crags of the mist-shrouded mountains of ancient Japan lies the ancient shrine of Onitama. Masters of the Arts journey there with their most promising disciples to prove their superiority in battle. Part of the Dice Tower Essential line, Onitama is an elegant, abstract strategy game which captures the flavor of martial arts. In this game of elegance and simplicity, two players compete in 10-15 minute matches. With endless re-playability, players can be engaged for hours! Will you hazard the journey and meet within Onitama’s hallowed walls to prove your superiority?

 

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CARTOON NETWORK CROSSOVER CRISIS DBG
What kind of craziness ensues when cartoon worlds collide? Cartoon Network`s baddest adversaries are loose and it`s up to you to stop them! Play as your favorite heroes from Cartoon Network`s past and present hit shows, including Adventure Time, The Amazing World of Gumball, Clarence, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Dexters Laboratory, Johnny Bravo, Regular Show, Samurai Jack, and Steven Universe, to take them down!

 

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POKEMON TCG: ASH-GRENINJA EX BOX
Ash-Greninja Strikes Silently! It’s time to add a little ninja style to your Pokemon battling – and Ash-Greninja is just the Ninja Pokemon to do it! The Ash-Greninja-EX Box for the Pokemon Trading Card Game includes a never-before-seen foil promo card featuring Ash-Greninja-EX, four Pokemon TCG booster packs, an oversize card featuring Ash-Greninja-EX, and a code card for the Pokemon Trading Card Game Online.

 

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TALISMAN: THE CATACLYSM
Decades ago an apocalypse devastated the realm. Now, at last, new life is evolving amid the chaos and wreckage. This is a time of possibility and heroism. A new age dawns in the wake of The Cataclysm! The post-apocalyptic realm of Talisman is brought to life on a new center board, while a Denizens deck re-populates the land and a Remnants deck scatters traces of former civilization everywhere. Plus, five more characters now seek the Crown of Command and four alternative endings shape your quests in this ever-changing world.

 

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TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES HEROCLIX
The first TMNT set includes the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles HeroClix: Mouser Mayhem! Starter Set, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles HeroClix Gravity Feed. While the Mouser Mayhem! Starter Set will be a great way for new players to jump into HeroClix, the Gravity Feed will be a great way for veterans to add some Turtle Power to their forces.
Featuring 35 fan favorite characters from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles universe, the Gravity Feed provides plenty of thematic force building options. Whether you want to play as the Turtles and their allies or Shredder and the Foot Clan, this release has you covered. Casey Jones, April O’Neil and Baxter Stockman can also be found in the Gravity Feed, along with many other iconic characters. The set also covers the different incarnations of the Turtles during their 32-year history, with sculpts based on both the comics and animated series, so it is sure to please fans, both new and old. You can even create your own crossover games, pitting the different Turtles across time against Krang, maybe with a little help from Renet Tilley! Lucky customers buying packs may come across special black and white “sketch variants” of the four Turtles as chase figures in the set— harkening back to the Turtle’s  original appearance in Mirage comics. With so much Turtle lore packed into one box, we’re sure both HeroClix and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fans will love this release!
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles HeroClix: Mouser Mayhem Starter Set features fan-favorite characters from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with all-new dials and a double-sided HeroClix map.

 

 

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Toys / Collectibles
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HOT TOYS VISION
One of the biggest highlights of the record-breaking film Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, is the introduction of the new characters! Originally planned to be the perfect “evolution” for Ultron, the Avengers were able to retreive the android, Vision, and make him a valuable ally for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes to stop Ultron from eradicating mankind!
Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are excited to present the humanoid hero that many fans have been waiting for – the Vision Sixth Scale Collectible Figure!
The movie-accurate Vision Collectible Figure is specially crafted based on his image in Avengers: Age of Ultron. It features a newly developed head sculpt with detailed texture and Mind Stone, specially tailored costume and cape, Thor’s hammer, Mjölnir, and a specially designed figure stand.

 

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HOT TOYS QUICKSILVER
In Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, Pietro Maximoff a.k.a Quicksilver has undergone experiments by HYDRA to obtain superpowers with increased metabolism and improved homeostasis. When the Maximoff twins learned of Ultron’s plan to cause human extinction, they join the Avengers to stop this terrible fate from happening. Many people have been longing for this fast-running newcomer and now Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are officially introducing this new sixth scale collectible figure for fans to complete their Avengers: Age of Ultron team.
The movie-accurate Quicksilver Collectible Figure is specially crafted based on the image of Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver in Avengers: Age of Ultron. It features a newly developed head sculpt with detailed hair sculpture, a specially tailored costume, and an Avengers: Age of Ultron themed figure stand.

 

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DBZ SUPER SAIYAN TRUNKS S.H.FIGUARTS AF PREMIUM COLOR VER
TAMASHII NATIONS
From Tamashii Nations. Trunks is making a comeback to S.H.Figuarts in a high quality paint that you haven’t seen! In the Premium Color Edition, Trunks’s coloring is applied with the ultimate care, bringing out details that couldn’t be recreated before. Trunks comes with interchangeable hair parts for changing from normal to Super Saiyan Trunks. All together, Trunks comes with 8 interchangeable hands, interchangeable face parts (1 normal, 3 Super Saiyan), and 2 swords.

 

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Star Wars Day with the 501st Legion! Newsletter 4/8/16

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STAR WARS DAY!!!
Saturday, April 9th from 11am to 9pm

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is finally on home video!!! And to celebrate, join us for a day of fun and good deeds!!! EC will host an appearance by our friends at the 501st TampaBay Squad FL Garrison, to raise money for Gamers On The Edge, who benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals!!!

Join us on Sat., April 9th, when the FIRST 50 GUESTS at 11am will get their CHOICE of a STAR WARS PIN or PATCH!!! (These items are from past FUNKO STAR WARS SMUGGLER’S BOUNTY COLLECTOR BOXES!)

PLUS, SAVE ON SELECT STAR WARS MERCHANDISE!!!

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You’ll also get to MEET your favorite STAR WARS CHARACTERS from the TAMPA BAY 501st SQUADRON** from 11am to 1pm!!! They’ll be here taking donations for GAMERS ON THE EDGE!!! Gamers on the Edge will be with us most of the day to take your donations and answer questions!

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And, ALL GUESTS can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 STAR WARS FAN PACKS!!!

The Fan Packs include:
The online-only, SOLD-OUT SMUGGLER’S BOUNTY BOX, from January 2016 (which includes a BB8 patch, a Resistance pin, 1 C3-PO MUG, 1 STAR WARS XL T-Shirt (in one of four colors), and 1 “Flocked” (or “fuzzy’) EXCLUSIVE CHEWBACCA POP! VINYL FIGURE!!!), the winners will also receive 1STAR WARS CHARACTER ENCYCLOPEDIA (Hardcover, Full Color, 224 pgs.), and 1 STAR WARS LITHO by SKOTTIE YOUNG!!!

One of the winners will get our GRAND PRIZE, which is all of the above, PLUS, 1 THE ART OF STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS (Hardcover, Full Color, 256 pages), and 1 STAR WARS CATCH-PHRASE GAME!!!

JUST ADDED!!! STAR WARS TERVIS TUMBLERS!!!
Our friends at Tervis have given us a 24 oz. TERVIS TUMBLER for each of our two raffle winners. The cups will be first-come-first-served, but they’re both awesome tumblers, so we think it’s a win-win!!! The winner of each of our two raffles can choose between the CHEWBACCA tumbler with black lid, or the STORMTROOPER cup with white lid!!!

All winners will be called on Monday, April 11th!!!

We’ll also be joined by The Frigid Frog of Pinellas, who will have some delicious shaved ice treats for sale from 10:30am-2pm!!! They accept both cash and credit/debit cards!!!

* 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. ONE entry PER PERSON, please. To keep the raffle fair to all entrants, multiple entries will disqualify the entrant.)

** Scheduled to appear; subject to change without notice. See EC’s Facebook Page or contact the store for updates. Local actors, not affiliated with the films.

 

 

BOARD GAME MEETUP
BOARD GAME MEETUP
Saturday, April 9th from 5pm 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 5pm. 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 YOUTH LEAGUE MEETUP
POKEMON YOUTH LEAGUE
Sundays from 4pm to 6pm

Ages 8-16
New players always welcome!

Our Pokémon Youth League provides a nearby place for you to get together with other fans of both the Pokémon Trading Card Game and the Pokémon video games, and have some fun!

Using your own cards and Pokémon video games, you can play, trade, and even earn cool prizes! The best part is that you can do all this with other Pokémon players who love collecting and playing just as much as you do!

What IS the Pokémon Trading Card Game?

Download the rules here…
http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-tcg/rules

…or stop by during our events to see first-hand how the game is played!

“You are a Pokémon Trainer! You travel across the land, battling other Trainers with your Pokémon, creatures that love to battle and that have amazing powers! Your deck of cards represents your Pokémon as well as items and allies that help you on your adventures.

Trading card games are strategy based and use collectible cards to let each player customize his or her game. The best way to learn to play the Pokémon TCG is with a Trainer Kit. This has two ready-to-play decks that walk you through the game, step by step. From there, try a theme deck to get an idea of the different kinds of decks out there. Once you’re ready, you can start building your collection of cards with Pokémon TCG booster packs. Trade with your friends for the strongest Pokémon or collect all your favorites! Then, build your own 60-card deck, play with your friends, and show off your own personal Pokémon team!

In the Pokémon TCG, your Pokémon battle your opponent’s Pokémon. The first player to take all of his or her Prize cards wins! Also, if your opponent cannot draw a card at the beginning of his or her turn, or has no Pokémon left in play, you win the game!”

 

 

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HOPE NICHOLSON MEET & GREET!
Monday, April 11th from 6pm to 8pm

Join us for a special meet-and-greet with editor, researcher, producer, publisher, and passionate fangirl, Hope Nicholson on Monday, April 11th from 6-8pm!!!

Hope will be here signing copies of her book, “The Secret Loves of Geek Girls”, and is more than happy to discuss how to succeed in the comics and publishing industry!

From hopenicholson.com:
“Hope has dedicated herself, in part, to bringing back things that have fallen from view” – Margaret Atwood

“Hope has a national and international reputation for doing fantastic work in terms of recovering lost pop-culture and lost comics.” – Dr. Candida Rifkind

I am an editor, researcher, producer, publisher, and passionate fangirl. My aim in life is to help create space for stories to be told, that aren’t commonly told but are highly desired. Community building and helping others succeed is the aim of the company I’ve developed, Bedside Press.

I love comics.

Especially, sharing this passion with others. For the last few years I have been discovering and republishing out-of-print comics and helping artists & writers to create new stories in exciting projects.

I live in Winnipeg and have a soft spot for regional representation and promotion.

I worked within the film industry for several years as a researcher and marketer. Now I own Bedside Press, a niche publisher specializing in archival and anthology collections. I support diverse representation and am passionate about the inclusion and safety of women in the comics industry & fandom. I speak frequently at conventions and events on women in fandom, Canadian comic book history, and self-publishing.

You can learn more about Hope at https://hopenicholson.com!

 

 

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MOON KNIGHT AND UNCLE GRANDPA GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE!
Wednesday, April 13th from 11am to 9pm

The new “Moon Knight” from fan-faves Jeff Lemire & Greg Smallwood debuts at EC on Wed., April 13th, and Uncle Grandpa is quickly becoming a cult animated classic!!! To help you discover these future-favorites…

Join us on Wednesday, April 13th, when the FIRST 25 GUESTS at 11am & 7pm will receive a FREE MOON KNIGHT #1 MINI POSTER!!!

PLUS, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 copies of “UNCLE GRANDPA AND THE TIME CASSEROLE”!!! (Paperback; All Ages,144 pages.)

Winners will be called on Friday, April 15th!

* 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. ONE entry PER PERSON, please. To keep the raffle fair to all entrants, multiple entries will disqualify the entrant.)

 

 

X-WING MEETUP
STAR WARS X-WING MINIATURES GAME NIGHT
Thursday, April 14th from 6pm to 9pm
and every other Thursday

Emerald City is proud to present an evening for casual game play of the popular and exciting Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game!

We will have a staff member on hand to teach this game, and to get people involved in playing duels with other participants. We have several 3×3′ gaming areas and four 2×2′ demo tables to play on for quicker games.

What IS the Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game?

For more information, rules and how to play video:
https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/products/x-wing

“Control the most advanced starfighters and outstanding pilots in the galaxy! In the X-Wing Miniatures Game, you take the role of squad leader and command a group of merciless Imperial or daring Rebel pilots in furious ship-to-ship space combat.

Featuring stunningly detailed and painted miniatures, X-Wing recreates exciting Star Wars space battles from small engagements of only a couple of craft to large conflicts where multiple squadrons clash. Select and equip your ships, pick your crew, plan your attack, and complete your mission!”

 

 

HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT MEETUP
HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT – TMNT TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES RELEASE WEEK SEALED TOURNAMENT
Friday, April 15th from 6:30pm to 9pm

Entry is $25.  As part of your entry, you will receive 7 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles single figure booster packs.

What’s this about?: HeroClix tournaments are a sanctioned series of events that offer players opportunities for competitive play and exclusive figures. Tired of beating your friends?  Bring your A-game here and see how you do. First time players at EC always get a figure!

What is ‘Sealed’?: Sealed format tournaments are played by having a pool of boosters at the beginning of the tournament. The first few minutes will consist of everyone selecting their packs, and then constructing their team based on what they pull. You will need to build you best 200pt (or as close as you can get to 200 point) team from your pool of figures.

What do you need to play?: For sealed tournaments, you receive figures to play with as part of the event, and we have special maps to play on. Players are only required to bring their own dice and tokens (object and action tokens). The store has a limited number available if you forget, but please try to bring your own.

How are the prizes distributed?: For this tournament, we have prizes for our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers, and a fellowship prize. The prizes for this tournament consist of a TBA exclusive figure from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe, and a double-sided playmat that is exclusive to this event.

1st place will receive a figure and a map
2nd place will receive a figure and map
3rd place will receive a map
Fellowship will receive a map

 

 

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POE DAMERON & CRIMINAL GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE!!!
Saturday, April 16th from 11am to 9pm

You’re probably STILL watching your “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” BluRay, but now’s a great time to take a break and celebrate the release of your favorite new fighter pilot’s Marvel comic, “Poe Dameron” #1 (on EC’s shelves now!); and, Deadpool, Wonder Woman, Commissioner Gordon, Two-Face, and Superman’s Dad (or at least the actors who played them) all converge for the high-octane thriller “Criminal,” which crashes into theaters on April 15th!!!

Join us on Sat., April 16th, when the FIRST 50 GUESTS at 11am will get a FREE POE DAMERON BUTTON!!!
And, the FIRST 25 GUESTS at 11am will receive a FREE POE & BB8 LITHOGRAPH by JOE QUINONES!!!
Once the lithos are gone, the NEXT 20 GUESTS will receive a FREE “CRIMINAL” MOVIE POSTER!!!
(Posters are courtesy of Lionsgate Entertainment.)

PLUS, ALL GUESTS can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 CRIMINAL MOVIE FAN PACKS!!!

The Fan Packs include:
1 “Criminal” MINI MOVIE POSTER and a
“CRIMINAL” LOGO STOCKING CAP!!!

All winners will be called on Monday, April 18th!!!

* 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. ONE entry PER PERSON, please. To keep the raffle fair to all entrants, multiple entries will disqualify the entrant.)

 

 

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EC @ DADDY KOOL RECORDS!!!

EC will be joining our friends at DADDY KOOL RECORDS at 666 Central Ave. in Downtown St. Pete on Saturday, April 16th for RECORD STORE DAY 2016!!!

EC will be there from 8am – 2pm with FREE COMICS (while they last), and DEADPOOL, LIVE & IN-PERSON** for photo ops!!!

** Scheduled to appear; subject to change without notice. See EC’s Facebook Page or contact the store for updates. Local actor, not affiliated with the films.

 

 

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OPHIDIAN 2350 GAME DEMONSTRATION!
Saturday, April 16th from noon to 5pm

Double Exposure, Inc. Envoy and Emerald City present an Ophidian 2350 game demonstration!

Herald Bill Eastman will be with us once again to demonstrate the game. He will be teaching new players how to play the game and to show off to the public all the fantastic components that make up this excellent game!

Here’s some info about the game:

The world of Ophidian 2350 is centered around gladiatorial combat. These gladiators are aliens, bio-enhanced humans, mystics, and all sorts of otherworldly beings.
Theme aside, this CCG, originally released at Gen Con 2003, has some unusual new mechanics that separate it from the pack.

First, Players use “credits” to supply their gladiators with equipment and minions (support characters). Ophidian 2350 has a mechanic called “The Flow”. Each card has a “+” or “-” on it. Play a positively charged card, and you can keep playing cards. Play a negatively charged card and your turn ends and your opponent can start playing their cards. Basically, it helps provide a little “momentum” incentive, and adds strategy.

Creating combos that allow you to keep The Flow while you prepare for a killer blow, while making sure that the crowd is entertained … that’s the key to victory! If you don’t entertain the crowd, your opponent can use their own popularity with the crowd to turn The Flow against you … so show off and impress that crowd!

Here’s a link to the BoardGameGeek page for the game:
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/7203/ophidian-2350

And here’s the page from Fireside Games:
http://hackandslashgames.com/ophidian/about-ophidian-2350

 

 

HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT MEETUP

HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT – DC 400PT MODERN CONSTRUCTED BRAVE AND THE BOLD OP
Friday, April 22nd from 6:30pm to 9pm

$3 entry fee.

400 pt Modern Age constructed, DC characters only.

We’re playing for The Flash from the Brave and the Bold Organized play kit.

What’s this about?: HeroClix tournaments are a sanctioned series of events that offer players opportunities for competitive play and exclusive figures. Tired of beating your friends? Bring your A-game here and see how you do. First time players at EC always get a figure!

What do you need to play?: For constructed tournaments, you’ll need to supply your team, meeting the requirements that week’s format issued. It’s also recommended that you bring your own maps, so you have the advantage should you win the roll for map choice. However, Dice and Maps are available in limited numbers.

What is ‘Modern Age’?: Modern Age is a limited format that is a relative standard for HeroClix, especially for competitive play. This tournament is limited to DC Comics sets, so the sets that are available for players to use are:

-Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (and it’s Fast Forces set)
-World’s Finest (and it’s Fast Forces set)
-Superman / Wonder Woman
-Justice League: Trinity War (and it’s Fast Forces set)
-The Flash (and it’s Fast Forces set)
-The figures from the Justice League Strategy Game(Which come with Heroclix dials)
-War of Light (including it’s Scenario pack and Power Battery releases)
-Superman and the Legion of Superheroes (and it’s Fast Forces set)
-Batman: Arkham Origins
-Batman Classic TV Series (Batman ’66) (including the ’66 Batmobile)
-The Heroclix dials from the Batman: Gotham City strategy game.

Refer to this event on our Events Calendar to see Convention exclusive figures that are available for use in Modern Age play.

How are the prizes distributed?: For standard Constructed play, we usually issue a prize for 1st place, 2nd place, and Fellowship. Fellowship is a sportsmanship prize, and can be awarded to someone who the judge feels carried themselves in an exemplary fashion in demeanor during the event. Usually, if everyone qualifies for the Fellowship prize, this is awarded via roll-off.

 

 

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ECBC! Emerald City Book Club
Tuesday, May 3rd from 7pm to 8pm

THE FIRST ECBC WAS A SUCCESS!!!
Thanks so much to everyone who participated in our very first ECBC! Emerald City Book Club, where the lasting merits of “The Dark Knight Returns” were discussed!!!

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ECBC meets the FIRST TUESDAY of the month from 7-8pm to discuss the featured book.

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

The featured book for this meeting is SAGA volume 1, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples. SAGA is an epic space opera/fantasy comic book series created by writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Fiona Staples, published monthly by Image Comics. The series is heavily influenced by Star Wars, and based on ideas Vaughan conceived both as a child and as a parent. It depicts two lovers from long-warring extraterrestrial races, Alana and Marko, fleeing authorities from both sides of a galactic war as they struggle to care for their newborn daughter, Hazel, who occasionally narrates the series.

The featured book for next meeting will be announced at the end of the current meeting.

 

 

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

 

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/ECComicsFL

 

(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:

 

BLACK PANTHER 1
BLACK PANTHER #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Ta-Nehisi Coates (A/CA) Brian Stelfreeze
A new era for the Black Panther starts here!
Written by MacArthur Genius and National Book Award winner TA-NEHISI COATES (Between the World and Me) and illustrated by living legend BRIAN STELFREEZE, “A Nation Under Our Feet” is a story about dramatic upheaval in Wakanda and the Black Panther’s struggle to do right by his people as their ruler. The indomitable will of Wakanda — the famed African nation known for its vast wealth, advanced technology and warrior traditions — has long been reflected in the will of its monarchs, the Black Panthers. But now the current Black Panther, T’Challa, finds that will tested by a superhuman terrorist group called The People that has sparked a violent uprising among the citizens of Wakanda. T’Challa knows the country must change to survive — the question is, will the Black Panther survive the change?
Rated T+

 

BLOODLINES 1
BLOODLINES #1 (OF 6)
DC COMICS
(W) J. T. Krul (A/CA) V Kenneth Marion
When a meteor crashes to Earth, bringing with it an unspeakable alien presence that terrorizes a nearby small town, the lucky ones die first. As for the rest, they find themselves  locked in a hellish struggle for control of their bodies and their minds. This isn’t just an invasion. It’s an infestation. What would you do if the greatest threat to humanity was hidden away inside you?
Award-winning writer J.T. Krul (Teen Titans, Green Arrow, Jirni) and superstar-in-the-making V. Ken Marion (All New Soulfire, Jirni) bring you their dark and horrifying science-fiction epic about tortured souls who are cursed to a fate worse than death…much worse.

 

BRUCE LEE DRAGON RISES 1
BRUCE LEE DRAGON RISES #1
DARBY POP
(W) Jeff Kline, Shannon Lee (A) Brandon McKinney (CA) Bernard Chang
Bruce Lee never died. And he hasn’t aged. But, Bruce has no idea who he is or why so many “thugs” want a piece of him. Co-written by Bruce’s daughter, Shannon Lee, and Jackie Chan Adventures EP Jeff Kline. With alternate Frank Cho cover. Double-sized first issue!

 

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EMPRESS #1 (OF 7)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Mark Millar (A/CA) Stuart Immonen
Imagine you’re married to the worst bad guy from your favorite sci-fi movie. An alien dictator feared throughout the universe, who will kill you if you leave — but you need to escape for the sake of your three children. All you have are your wits, your bodyguard, and three guns. Welcome to EMPRESS, your new favorite comic.
RATED T+

 

HARLEY QUINN AND SUICIDE SQUAD APRIL FOOLS SPEC 1
HARLEY QUINN & SUICIDE SQUAD APRIL FOOLS SPECIAL #1
DC COMICS
(W) Rob Williams (A/CA) Jim Lee, Scott Williams
Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel, M.D., welcomes you to Evil Anonymous, the support group for super villains in need; where no problem is too insane or homicidal, and where discretion is assured as only a clown princess of crime can-which is to say, not at all. But when Harley Quinn starts using her patients’ own evil schemes against them, it turns out that a much bigger, far more dangerous, and truly life-altering joke is being played on her.

 

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STAR WARS POE DAMERON #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Charles Soule, Chris Eliopoulos (A/CA) Phil Noto
AN ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES SPINNING OUT OF STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS!
Poe Dameron, former Republic flyer turned Resistance fighter, is the best pilot in the galaxy. Hand-picked for the resistance by General Leia Organa to lead a squadron on a top secret and vital mission…Poe sets off investigating sites of historical importance to the Force. Revealing backstory leading directly into the holidays’ greatest adventure, follow Poe and his X-Wing squadron on covert missions against the First Order brought to you by writer Charles Soule (Star Wars: Lando, Daredevil) and artist Phil Noto (Star Wars: Chewbacca, Black Widow)!
Rated T

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

AMADEUS CHO GENIUS AT WORK TP
AMADEUS CHO GENIUS AT WORK
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente (A) Various (CA) Gary Frank
• Get to know Cho! That’s teen genius Amadeus Cho, the seventh smartest person in the world – but who’s counting?
•  When Cho is declared “Mastermind Excello” by an intelligence contest, his life suddenly spins out of control – and now he’ll need all his smarts just to stay alive!
•  Luckily, Cho – and his adorable coyote pup, Kirby – quickly meet and befriend two of the Marvel Universe’s strongest powerhouses: Hercules and the Incredible Hulk!
•  When Cho investigates his sister’s fate, a complex web begins to unravel. Who has been manipulating him? And why?
•  Can the seventh smartest person on the planet solve the riddle of his own past and future?
•  Collecting material from AMAZING FANTASY (2004) #15; INCREDIBLE HULK (2000) #100; and INCREDIBLE HERCULES #126, #133, #135 and #137.
One-Shot/Rated T+

 

COLOR YOUR OWN CIVIL WAR TP
COLOR YOUR OWN CIVIL WAR TP
MARVEL COMICS
(W/A) Various (CA) TBD
Whose side are you on? Colored pencils, crayons or felt-tip pens? Reach a decision across page after page of all-out costumed warfare featuring Steve McNiven’s exquisitely rendered artwork just waiting for you to add the color! Captain America and Iron Man are the feuding Avengers leading the two sides of heroes that battle it out over the rights and wrongs of superhuman registration. This war is far from civil as friendships and teams are torn apart, and one fact is certain: The issues are anything but black-and-white. Luckily, that’s where you come in! From Shellhead’s gleaming red and gold to the stars and stripes of the Sentinel of Liberty, these monochromatic Marvels are crying out to be brought to life in an eye-popping kaleidoscope of conflict. The battle lines have been drawn – now, can you stay inside them?
All Ages

 

GIANT DAYS TP VOL 02
GIANT DAYS TP VOL 02
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) John Allison (A) Lissa Treiman, Max Sarin (CA) Lissa Treiman
Susan, Esther, and Daisy started at university three weeks ago and became fast friends because their dorm rooms were next to each other. Now, away from home for the first time, all three want to reinvent themselves. But in the face of hand-wringing boys, “personal experimentation,” influenza, mystery mold, nuchauvinism, and the willful, unwanted intrusion of “academia,” they may be lucky just to make it to spring alive. Collects issues #5-8.

 

WONDER WOMAN EARTH ONE HC VOL 01
WONDER WOMAN EARTH ONE HC VOL 01
DC COMICS
(W) Grant Morrison (A/CA) Yanick Paquette
In this new installment of the New York Times best-selling Earth One original graphic novel line, Grant Morrison (THE MULTIVERSITY) joins with Yanick Paquette (SWAMP THING, BATMAN, INC.) to reimagine  Wonder Woman for a new era. Encompassing the vision of her original creator, William Moulton Marston, Morrison presents a Diana who yearns to break free from her mother and the utopian society on Paradise Island to learn about the forbidden outside world. Her dreams may come true when Air Force pilot Steve Trevor crashes on their shores, and she must defy the laws of the Amazons to return him to Man’s World.
Is she ready for the culture shock that awaits her in America? And is the world ready for this Wonder Woman?

 

 

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Hey-hey! Check out these sweet Batman keys that came in this week.

 

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Detective Comics #359, first appearance of Barbara Gordon as Batgirl, Very Good Minus (3.5) condition, $175. That’s right, very first appearance of Barbara Gordon. How ya’ like us now!

 

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Detective Comics #474, first appearance of Bronze Age Deadshot, Fine Plus (6.5) condition, $55. Now don’t let yourself become confused, this is the first appearance of Bronze Age or “New Look” Deadshot. This is the first time he dons the crazy red jumpsuit, wrist guns and the distinctive silver full face mask with the targeting reticle over the eye. Really this is the classic Deadshot look, not the goofy Golden Age look with the tophat and tails. I mean c’mon, is this guy supposed to be a top flight assassin or a Southern dandy?

 

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Hey look! It’s another raw copy of New Mutants #98, first appearance of Deadpool, Very Fine/Fine (7.0) condition, $250. Better come scoop this one up. You’d hate to be the last kid on your block to get a copy.

 

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Marvel Spotlight #32, first appearance of Spider-Woman, Very Fine/Fine (7.0) condition, $40.
Before she gave birth to her love child. Before she’d even decided to let her hair hang out of the back of her mask. Dynamite!

 

Comics for President 2016! U.S.A!! U.S.A.!!!

 

(Please note that the digital samples above are for clear image references only, and are NOT the actual books being offered for sale.)

 

 

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MY FIRST STONE AGE
People haven’t always lived the same way they do nowadays! Back in the Stone Age, for example, men and women would need to hunt for food and build their own settlement from scratch. Playing My First Stone Age, let your imagination take you back to that time of adventure and fun as you take on the role of two stone age children, Jono and Jada, collecting berries, going fishing, and exploring the primitive world!

 

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MAGIC THE GATHERING: SHADOWS OVER INNISTRAD
On the plane of Innistrad, humanity is beset on all sides.
Horrors stalk in the shadows. Terrors scratch at doors in the night.
Only grim determination and staunch faith in their guardian archangel, Avacyn, keep them alive in this nightmarish realm. But odd things are afoot: the forces that had protected them have been twisted into something dark and strange.
The first of two in the Shadows Over Innistrad block, this 297-card expansion for Magic:The Gathering is offered in Booster Packs, Fat Packs, Intro Packs, and a Deck Builder’s Toolkit.

 

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HBO GAME OF THRONES: THE TRIVIA GAME
Use your knowledge to conquer your foes and claim the Iron Throne! In Game of Thrones: The Trivia Game, two to four players or teams compete for control of key locations throughout Westeros by answering questions about the first four seasons of the hit HBO series. Choose more difficult questions to gain more control, accumulate resources to earn the favors of iconic characters, and strategically make (or break) alliances with other players. Featuring more than 1,200 questions, Game of Thrones: The Trivia Game offers fresh challenges and new details about Westeros.

 

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KNIT WIT
In Knit Wit, players craft word categories using loops and spools, then find fun answers that match as many categories as possible. The more categories you match, the more points you score! Who will be quick enough to grab the bonus buttons? Every point counts when victory only hangs by a thread!
Designed by Matt Leacock, creator of Pandemic, Forbidden Island and Forbidden Desert: Thirst for Survival.

 

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THUNDER AND LIGHTNING
In Thunder & Lightning, take on the role of Thor or Loki and fight your way through your opponent’s army in an epic mythological showdown. Because Loki has stolen Odin’s Crown, the Allfather entrusted his son Thor with his prized ring of power, Draupnir, to help him defeat the vile trickster. But who really has what it takes to gain control over both relics and therefore claim the throne of Asgard?

 

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DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: ICONS OF THE REALMS SET 4- MONSTER MENAGERIE
Here There Be Monsters! In Monster Menagerie you will find a vast array of challenges for your heroes to overcome and allies to fight by your side. Face Bulettes as they use their powerful claws to tunnel through the earth when they hunt. Or the Gelatinous Cube as it scours dungeon passages in silent, predictable patterns, leaving perfectly clean paths in its wake. Or the Displacer Beast which takes its name from its ability to mask itself with illusion, displacing light so that it appears to be somewhere it is not. Will your heroes rise to the challenge?
Collect all 45 figures from Monster Menagerie, the latest set of randomly sorted monsters and heroes in the Icons of the Realms D&D miniatures line.
Each Icons of the Realms: Monster Menagerie Standard Booster contains four figures (one Large and three Medium or Small figures).

 

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MARVEL HEROCLIX: CAPTAIN AMERICA CIVIL WAR MOVIE STARTER SET & GRAVITY FEED
Celebrate the release of the blockbuster Captain America: Civil War movie with this all-new Marvel HeroClix starter! Each Starter Set includes six figures (Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, Falcon, Winter Soldier, and Black Panther) with all-new dials, one Avengers Compound map, a rulebook, a Powers and Abilities Card (PAC), Object and Terrain tokens, and Dice and Character cards.
Also available:
The Marvel HeroClix: Captain America Civil War Movie Gravity Feed brings all the action from the latest Marvel movie blockbuster to your tabletop with 10 different figures from the film to add to your HeroClix collection, four of which are exclusive to the core-hobby market. Each Gravity Feed contains 24 single-figure foil packs.

 

 

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LEGO MINIFIGURE DISPLAY CASE 16 RED/BLACK
ROOM COPENHAGEN
From Room Copenhagen. The Minifigure Displays are system-built, which allows you to build and expand as the collection grows. The Minifigure Display is easy to open and re-organize, or to fill up with new minifigures. There are holes in the back of the display to mount the display on the wall, or you can choose to have the display sitting on a shelf or on your desk. The Minifigure Display holds either 16 Minifigures. Comes in colors: Bright Red or Black. The LEGO Minifigure Displays bring fun to any room, whether you are a kid, a collector or an adult with a playful heart. NOTE: LEGO Minifigures not included.

 

PENGUIN
DC SUPERHERO BEST OF FIG COLL MAG #6 PENGUIN
EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD
The best figurines from the DC Super Hero Collection are being relaunched in metallic polyresin with new packaging, improved figurine bases and updated magazines. The collection features 1:21 scale figurines of DC Comics greatest heroes and villains. Each figurine comes with a 16-page booklet detailing the character’s history. Actual Figurine Size 3½ inches.

 

GREEN ARROW
DC SUPERHERO BEST OF FIG COLL MAG #8 GREEN ARROW
EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD
The best figurines from the DC Super Hero Collection are being relaunched in metallic polyresin with new packaging, improved figurine bases and updated magazines. The collection features 1:21 scale figurines of DC Comics greatest heroes and villains. Each figurine comes with a 16-page booklet detailing the character’s history.

 

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MARVEL PREM COLL THOR STATUE
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys release! Thou shalt not pass… without checking out this statue! The second full-size resin statue in the all-new Marvel Premier Collection is none other than Thor, God of Thunder! Based on a famous 1969 cover image, Thor wears his timeless classic outfit and swings his hammer as if preparing to hurl it skyward. Crouching on a circular base designed to represent Bifrost, the rainbow bridge of Asgard, this approximately 9″ statue of Thor is limited to only 3,000 pieces, and comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Sculpted by Clayburn Moore!

 

PONY
MY LITTLE PONY MYSTERY PONY
HASBRO TOY GROUP
Which beautiful pony figure is in this bag? There’s only one way to find out! You could get any one of 24 different ponies, and you won’t know which one it is until you open it. Each pony figure comes with a collector card, and you can collect all 24! Blind mystery box packaging.

 

DEATHSTROKE
POP HEROES DEATHSTROKE PX VINYL FIGURE METALLIC
FUNKO
A Previews Exclusive! Longtime Teen Titans arch-villain and current foil to TV’s Arrow, Deathstroke, is captured as this cute POP! vinyl figure, available in Regular and Metallic colorways!

 

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Meet Batman & Superman & Wonder Woman! Newsletter 4/1/16

…but first, a reminder that our first-ever ECBC! Emerald City Book Club meets this Tuesday at 7pm:

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ECBC! The Emerald City Book Club!
Tuesday, April 5th from 7pm to 8pm

Join us for the first-ever EC Book Club!!!

ECBC meets the FIRST TUESDAY of the month from 7-8pm in our Events Room to discuss the featured book.

For the month leading up to the meeting, the featured book is 20% OFF!!!

(The discount is automatically calculated at the register, and does not combine with any other discounts or programs.)

THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS is the book selection for this FIRST ECBC meeting!!! We hope you’ll join us to discuss this iconic book!!!

 

 

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BATMAN & SUPERMAN & WONDER WOMAN EVENT!!!
Saturday, April 2nd from 11am to 9pm

Join us as we celebrate the most talked-about and anticipated movie of the year: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice!!!

The FIRST 100 GUESTS at 11am will recieve their CHOICE of a FREE BATMAN or SUPERMAN STICKER!!! PLUS, a FREE SUPERMAN / BATMAN SPECIAL EDITION #1 COMIC!!! (Rated T for “Teen”)

PLUS, SAVE on SELECT BATMAN & SUPERMAN MERCHANDISE!!!

You’ll also get to MEET BATMAN and SUPERMAN and WONDER WOMAN, LIVE and IN-PERSON** for FREE PICS & AUTOGRAPHS!!! They’ll be here from 11a-1p & 3-5p!!!

And, ALL GUESTS can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 BATMAN V SUPERMAN FAN PACKS!!!

The Fan Packs include:
The online-only, SOLD-OUT FUNKO DC LEGION OF COLLECTORS BOX, which features a BvS Boxing Poster-Style XL Tee Shirt, Kryptonite Green Superman and Aqua Green Aquaman Dorbz Figures, a Wonder Woman Patch, a Superman Pin, a Batman/Superman Exclusive Variant Comic, and… the BATMAN BAT ARMOR POP! VINYL FIGURE, which is UNAVAILABLE ANYWHERE ELSE, (except eBay, where it is currently selling for $50+)!!!!
1 BATMAN CHARACTER ENCYCLOPEDIA from DK Books (full-color, hardcover book; 208pages)
1 Superman Hackey-Sack Footbag
and 1 GRAND PRIZE WINNER will also receive 1 copy of “BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE – THE ART OF THE FILM” (a 160-page full-color hardcover from Titan Books)

We’ll also have a SEPARATE RAFFLE FOR KIDS!!! ALL Guests can also enter for a chance to win* 1 of 2 sets of BATMAN & SUPERMAN BOOK PACKS!!!

The Book Packs include:
1 BATMAN & ROBIN ADVENTURES: THE JOKER’S MAGIC MAYHEM PAPERBACK NOVEL(full-color illustrations, All-Ages, 88pgs.),
1 THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN!: MAGIC MONSTERS! NOVEL PAPERBACK (full-color illustrations, All Ages, 32 pages), and
1 BATMAN V SUPERMAN: GUIDE TO THE MAN OF STEEL/CAPED CRUSADER FLIP BOOK from Scholastic (full-color photos. All Ages, 112pages)!!!

NO ONE gets you into your favorite movies quite like EC can, so be sure to join us for a day of super-sized fun!!!

* 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. ONE entry PER PERSON, please. To keep the raffle fair to all entrants, multiple entries will disqualify the entrant.)

** Scheduled to appear; subject to change without notice. See EC’s Facebook Page or contact the store for updates. Local actors, not affiliated with the film.

 

 

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WALKING DEAD FINALE DAY!!!
Sunday, April 3rd from noon to 6pm

AMC’s “The Walking Dead” Season Finale airs Sunday, April 3rd, and to celebrate, EC will get the day started with our special SUNDAY Event!!!

Join us on Sunday, April 3rd, and SAVE 10% on ALL WALKING DEAD MERCHANDISE!!!

PLUS, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 “WALKING DEAD” FAN PACKS!!!

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The Fan Packs include YOUR CHOICE of WALKING DEAD TRADE PAPERBACKS (the winners can choose any 1 of TWD Vols. 1-24! A $14.99 value), 1 Michonne’s Pet Zombie Mike Series 2 Action Figure, and 1 Officer Rick Grimes & 1-Armed Zombie MINI MATES 2-Pack!!!

All winners will be called on Monday, April 4th!

* 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. ONE entry PER PERSON, please. To keep the raffle fair to all entrants, multiple entries will disqualify the entrant.)

 

 

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HERE KITTY, KITTY! Game Demonstration!
Sunday, April 3rd from noon to 5pm

Double Exposure, Inc. Envoy and Emerald City present a Here Kitty, Kitty! game demonstration!

Herald Bill Eastman will be with us once again to demonstrate the game. He will be teaching new players how to play the game and to show off to the public all the fantastic components that make up this excellent game!

Here’s some info about the game:

Your neighborhood has a cat problem! The problem is that all those cats don’t belong to YOU! Everyone in the neighborhood wants to claim those adorable kitties for themselves.

Outwit your fellow feline aficionados as you lure cats onto your property, move cats into your house, and steal cats from your neighbors. All’s fair in love and cat collecting!

There are no blenders or explosions in this game, but if you use your “Catlike Reflexes” and avoid “Stray Dogs” and “Hairballs,” you might just “Land on Your Feet!”

Here’s a link to the BoardGameGeek page for the game:
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/187289/here-kitty-kitty

And here’s the page from Fireside Games:
http://firesidegames.com/games/here-kitty-kitty

 

 

POKEMON YOUTH LEAGUE MEETUP
POKEMON YOUTH LEAGUE
Sundays from 4pm to 6pm

Ages 8-16
New players always welcome!

Our Pokémon Youth League provides a nearby place for you to get together with other fans of both the Pokémon Trading Card Game and the Pokémon video games, and have some fun!

Using your own cards and Pokémon video games, you can play, trade, and even earn cool prizes! The best part is that you can do all this with other Pokémon players who love collecting and playing just as much as you do!

What IS the Pokémon Trading Card Game?

Download the rules here…
http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-tcg/rules

…or stop by during our events to see first-hand how the game is played!

“You are a Pokémon Trainer! You travel across the land, battling other Trainers with your Pokémon, creatures that love to battle and that have amazing powers! Your deck of cards represents your Pokémon as well as items and allies that help you on your adventures.

Trading card games are strategy based and use collectible cards to let each player customize his or her game. The best way to learn to play the Pokémon TCG is with a Trainer Kit. This has two ready-to-play decks that walk you through the game, step by step. From there, try a theme deck to get an idea of the different kinds of decks out there. Once you’re ready, you can start building your collection of cards with Pokémon TCG booster packs. Trade with your friends for the strongest Pokémon or collect all your favorites! Then, build your own 60-card deck, play with your friends, and show off your own personal Pokémon team!

In the Pokémon TCG, your Pokémon battle your opponent’s Pokémon. The first player to take all of his or her Prize cards wins! Also, if your opponent cannot draw a card at the beginning of his or her turn, or has no Pokémon left in play, you win the game!”

 

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STAR WARS / BITCH PLANET GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE!!!
Wednesday, April 6th from 11am to 9pm

To kick off this Saturday’s Star Wars event, we’re focusing on the best of the Star Wars comics, and a new sci-fi favorite!!!

Join us on Wednesday, April 6th, when the FIRST 25 GUESTS at 11am & 7pm will receive a FREE STAR WARS SAMPLER COMIC!!!

PLUS, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 copies of “BITCH PLANET Vol. 1: EXTRAORDINARY MACHINE”!!!

Winners will be called on Friday, April 8th!

* 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. ONE entry PER PERSON, please. To keep the raffle fair to all entrants, multiple entries will disqualify the entrant.)

 

 

HOPS TABLETOPS MEETUP
HOPS & TABLETOPS @ PAIR O’ DICE BREWING CO.
Wednesday, April 6th from 7pm to 10pm
at Pair O’ Dice Brewing Company
4400 118th Avenue North #208, Clearwater, FL 33762

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

The Emerald City folks are back every other Wednesday with even more games to play! Stop in to see what’s new in the world of board gaming and craft beer!

Pair O’ Dice Brewing Company will have plenty of room for your favorite tabletop and card games. This event is free to take part in and welcomes all newcomers to board gaming! If there is a game you have been wanting to try, or want to get a group together to play, then this is the night for you!

 

 

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STAR WARS DAY!!!
Saturday, April 9th from 11am to 9pm

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is finally on home video as of April 5th!!! And to celebrate, join us for a day of fun and good deeds!!!
EC will host an appearance by our friends at the 501st LEGION TAMPA BAY SQUAD, to raise money for GAMERS ON THE EDGE, who benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals!!!

Join us on Saturday, April 9th, when the FIRST 50 GUESTS at 11am will get their CHOICE of a STAR WARS PIN or PATCH!!!

PLUS, SAVE ON SELECT STAR WARS MERCHANDISE!!!

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You’ll also get to MEET your favorite STAR WARS CHARACTERS from the 501st LEGION TAMPA BAY SQUAD** from 11am to 1pm!!! They’ll be here taking donations for GAMERS ON THE EDGE!!!

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And, ALL GUESTS can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 STAR WARS FAN PACKS!!!

The Fan Packs include:
1 online-only, SOLD-OUT SMUGGLER’S BOUNTY BOX, from January 2016,
1 STAR WARS CHARACTER ENCYCLOPEDIA (Hardcover, Full Color, 224 pgs.), and
1 STAR WARS LITHO by SKOTTIE YOUNG!!!

One of the winners will get our GRAND PRIZE, which is all of the above, PLUS:
1 THE ART OF STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS (Hardcover, Full Color, 256 pages), and
1 STAR WARS CATCH-PHRASE GAME!!!

All winners will be called on Monday, April 11th!!!

* 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. ONE entry PER PERSON, please. To keep the raffle fair to all entrants, multiple entries will disqualify the entrant.)

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

 

 

BOARD GAME MEETUP
BOARD GAME MEETUP
Saturday, April 9th from 5pm 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 5pm. 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.

 

 

X-WING MEETUP
STAR WARS X-WING MINIATURES GAME NIGHT
Thursday, April 14th from 6pm to 9pm
and every other Thursday

Emerald City is proud to present an evening for casual game play of the popular and exciting Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game!

We will have a staff member on hand to teach this game, and to get people involved in playing duels with other participants. We have several 3×3′ gaming areas and four 2×2′ demo tables to play on for quicker games.

What IS the Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game?

For more information, rules and how to play video:
https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/products/x-wing

“Control the most advanced starfighters and outstanding pilots in the galaxy! In the X-Wing Miniatures Game, you take the role of squad leader and command a group of merciless Imperial or daring Rebel pilots in furious ship-to-ship space combat.

Featuring stunningly detailed and painted miniatures, X-Wing recreates exciting Star Wars space battles from small engagements of only a couple of craft to large conflicts where multiple squadrons clash. Select and equip your ships, pick your crew, plan your attack, and complete your mission!”

 

 

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TCHOTCHKE TREASURES @ EC!!!

In lots of our posts where we boast about having the best comics, books, games, toys, etc., we often include the word “tchotchkes”, and some of you may be wondering, “What on earth is that?!?”

Well, “tchotchke”, pronounced “CHACH-KEE” (kind of like “Joanie Loves Chachie”, with a “k” towards the end, if that helps), is a noun which translates as “a small object that is decorative rather than strictly functional; a trinket”, and is sometimes used as another word for “swag”, (or, free promotional items given at movie premieres, comic cons… or every Wednesday and most Saturdays at EC)!

Here at EC, we recently redesigned the tchotchke areas at our front counter so that you can easily peruse our buttons, magnets, bottle openers, keychains, car stickers, wallets, Mystery Mini blind boxes, loose figures and more!!!

If you need that perfect accent for your backpack or handbag, want to spice up your car’s window or bumper, or you want a nice “just thinking of you” gift, you’ll find something that’s “just right” here!!!

Another thing we’ve added at our front counter is a deep jar filled with FREE CANDY!!! So, please help yourself the next time you come in to make a purchase! (Please note that only the candy in the jar marked “FREE!” is our gift to you; the other containers of mints and gum are only a few pennies, so please pay for those items – thanks!)

At Emerald City Comics, your BEST tchotchkes are HERE!!!

 

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This side is our most popular, because it’s where we keep our Mystery Minis and magnets, which are very sought-after items!

 

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We have some of the most unique, character-based bottle openers around!

 

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If you find yourself in need of a new keychain, we have a wide variety to choose form!

 

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Ice cube trays? Sure, why not?

 

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Did you know that if you open your Mystery Mini box at the register and you don’t like the one you got, you can trade it for the figure that is sitting atop the box!!! (We don’t think you can do that at any of the other stores, so why not get them here and increase your chances of getting the ones you want?)

 

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Buttons, we got buttons…!

 

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Here’s a bird’s-eye-view! Buttons are a big favorite at EC!!!

 

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Your fridge could have the coolest magnets ever!!!

 

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“What’s in – uh, we mean, what’s ON your wallet?”

 

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We have lots of sweet stickers for your ride!!!

 

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“Holy bottle openers, Batman!!!”

 

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When you take your purchases to the front counter, you can read up on the next Wednesday and Saturday events, while enjoying a free piece of candy! What can we say? We’re sweet on you!!!

 

 

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

 

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/ECComicsFL

 

(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:

 

BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL 26
BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL #26
DC COMICS
(W) Scott Snyder, James TynionIV (A) Tony S. Daniel, Sandu Florea (CA) Tony S. Daniel
It’s the catastrophic conclusion of the acclaimed weekly series that brings together all of Batman’s one-time partners! Mother’s trap has been sprung, and the whole world is feeling her wrath! Can Dick Grayson pull together his allies to fight an entire army of foes? Is one among them still under Mother’s control? And what will become of Cassandra Cain? You won’t believe how huge this battle can become!

 

BLACK SCIENCE 21
BLACK SCIENCE #21 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Matteo Scalera
STORY: RICK REMENDER
ART / COVER: MATTEO SCALERA & MORENO DENISIO
“Godworld” Conclusion
Grant comes to rescue his daughter but she’s not daddy’s little girl anymore. All hail the Godqueen!

 

GODZILLA OBLIVION 1
GODZILLA OBLIVION #1 (OF 5)
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Joshua Hale Fialkov (A) Brian Churilla (CA) Graham Nakamura
A scientist has created a portal to another dimension-one where monsters rule supreme! A terrifying expedition begins into a world where hope has died and Godzilla is the unrivaled King of the Monsters. But what happens when a baby kaiju hitches a ride back to the original, monster-less dimension?

 

POWER LINES 1
POWER LINES #1 (OF 6) (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W/A/CA) Jimmie Robinson
“Street Hero”
A local street hood surviving in a crime-infested ghetto has his life turned around when an ancient magic grants him superhuman powers-except his ability only activates in an upscale white community that may not accept him.
Gritty, racially charged street-wise drama!

 

SAGA 35
SAGA #35 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Brian K. Vaughan (A/CA) Fiona Staples
STORY: BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
ART / COVER: FIONA STAPLES
Hard time.

 

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X-MEN 92 #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Chris Sims, Chad Bowers (A) Alti Firmansyah (CA) David Nakayama
The X-Men of the 90s are back! Continuing from the hit Secret Wars series starring the X-Men of a more EXTREME decade. With Cassandra Nova defeated, the X-Men have taken in all the young mutants she had rounded up and are officially reopening the Xavier School for Gifted Children…but being responsible won’t stop them from having crazy adventures! Especially when Omega Red shows up with the (Formerly) Soviet Super Soldiers!
Rated T

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

EAST OF WEST TP VOL 05
EAST OF WEST TP VOL 05 ALL THESE SECRETS
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Nick Dragotta
It’s the fifth volume of the Eisner-nominated, best-selling EAST OF WEST. “All These Secrets,” is the twisting road of lies that will lead to armageddon.
Collects EAST OF WEST #20-24

 

FIGMENT 2 HC LEGACY OF IMAGINATION
FIGMENT 2 HC LEGACY OF IMAGINATION
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jim Zub (A) Ramon Bachs (CA) John Tyler Christopher
The legendary Dreamfinder and the unforgettable Figment return in an all-new adventure! Together, they saved the world – but now they find themselves in a time and place not their own! As the pair adapt to a new era, steampunk adventure collides with modern technology as a shadowy threat emerges. Mysteries unfold, old friends return, and fresh challenges present themselves – but Dreamfinder’s greatest test lies ahead. Will his own legacy be his undoing? While the creative minds of the Academy Scientifica-Lucidus fall under a cloud of doubt, a new dreamer joins the journey. Together, can the imaginative team save the school and free their friends, or will the world fall into darkness for all eternity? Don’t miss this sequel based on the beloved “Journey Into Imagination” attraction at Walt Disney World! Collecting FIGMENT 2 #1-5.
All Ages

 

PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 01
PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 01
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Brian K. Vaughan (A/CA) Cliff Chiang
SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE OF $9.99
From Brian K. Vaughan, #1 New York Times bestselling writer of SAGA and THE PRIVATE EYE, and CLIFF CHIANG, legendary artist of Wonder Woman, comes the first volume of an all-new ongoing adventure.
In the early hours after Halloween of 1988, four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls uncover the most important story of all time. Suburban drama and otherworldly mysteries collide in this smash-hit series about nostalgia, first jobs, and the last days of childhood.
Collects PAPER GIRS #1-5

 

WALKING DEAD TP VOL 25
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 25 NO TURNING BACK (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Robert Kirkman (A) Charlie Adlard & Various (CA) Charlie Adlard, Dave Stewart
After a devastating act of war by the Whisperers, Rick must chart a path for his community. But when his leadership is questioned, how will he respond?
Collects WALKING DEAD #145-150

 

 

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Kind of a quiet week for collections but don’t worry, I’ve got a couple of good ones for you. I’ll always have a couple of good ones for you. Guaranteed.

 

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Darth Vader (2015) #1-4, first print set, $50.
Nice new first printings of the new Marvel Vader book. You know you can’t stand having those inferior third and fourth print copies. Time for an upgrade holmes.

 

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Totally Awesome Hulk #1, Near Mint Minus (9.2) condition, signed by Greg Pak with Midtown Comics Certificate of Authenticity, $15.
If you haven’t been reading Totally Awesome Hulk then I strongly recommend that you rectify that situation immediately. C’mon! It’s totally awesome! It says so right in the title!!

 

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And just in case you haven’t gotten sick of me foisting Harley Quinn comics on you here are a few more for your consideration.
Detective Comics #737, Very Fine (8.0) condition, $15.

 

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Detective Comics #831, Very Fine Plus (8.5) condition, $15.

 

Hey, at least I didn’t try to shove more Deadpool back issues down your throat … although I totally can if you’re into that. Seriously. Totally can.

 

(Please note that the digital samples above are for clear image references only, and are NOT the actual books being offered for sale.)

 

 

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Games
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StarWarsRebellion
STAR WARS: REBELLION
The fate of a Galaxy Far, Far Away… is in your hands with Star Wars: Rebellion! Experience the Galactic Civil War like never before as you control the entire Galactic Empire or the fledgling Rebel Alliance, commanding starships, accounting for troop movements, and rallying systems to your cause, all while directing a handful of iconic heroes and villains to undertake dramatic secret missions. Featuring more than 150 plastic miniatures and a two-piece game board that accounts for 32 of the Star Wars galaxy’s most notable systems, Star Wars: Rebellion balances the grandeur of the classic Star Wars trilogy with a cinematic focus on its key characters, including Leia Organa, Mon Mothma, Grand Moff Tarkin, and Emperor Palpatine.

 

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ADVENTURE TIME CARD WARS: FIONNA VS CAKE
Fionna and Cake are the loveable, cute, and alternate-reality female versions of our heroes, Finn and Jake! Straight from the “Fionna and Cake” episode of Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, these characters have not only swapped genders, but Cake is now a cat. Meow! Their decks for Adventure Time Card Wars take us back to where it all started – the classic Cornfields vs Blue Plains!

 

HereKittyKitty
HERE KITTY KITTY!
Your neighborhood has a cat problem! The problem is that all those cats don’t belong to YOU! Everyone in the neighborhood wants to claim those adorable kitties for themselves. Outwit your fellow feline friends as you lure cats onto your property, move cats into your house, and steal cats from your neighbors. All’s fair in love and cat collecting in Here, Kitty, Kitty!

 

FastNFhtagn
FAST & FHTAGN
Climb aboard your Cycle of Self-Doubt, open a cannister of Hypnos Oxide, and plant a lucky kiss on your Perverse Bobblehead of Ulthar. If disaster strikes, there’s a Welder Thing up ahead. Winners bask in glory. Losers get fed to the Great Old Ones! A standalone sequel to the Origins Award-winning Cthulhu 500 Card Game, Fast & Fhtagn features completely new gameplay as racers jockey for position in a grid of lanes and sidewalks that changes unpredictably as the pack screams through the city. Players must balance advancement, aggression, modding, and style in a maddening race to the finish line!

 

MadLibs
MAD LIBS: THE GAME
Mad Libs: The Game features all the wordplay you love about Mad Libs, but with a whole new dynamic. Play Word Cards from your hand to complete the Sentence Card in the most appropriately inappropriate way possible. Funniest sentence wins the round and the first player to win three rounds wins the game!

 

MPC Jirachi
POKEMON TCG: MYTHICAL POKEMON COLLECTION – JIRACHI
Now Jirachi is at Your Command! Rare and mysterious, Mythical Pokemon arrive when they choose – and disappear just as quickly! The Mythical Pokemon Collection Jirachi Box for the Pokemon Trading Card Game includes a never-before-seen foil promo card featuring Jirachi, a Jirachi collector’s pin, two special Pokemon TCG: Generations Booster Packs, and a code card for the Pokemon Trading Card Game Online.

 

DWDalekDice
DOCTOR WHO: DALEK DICE
ROLL THE DICE! EXTERMINATE! You are a Dalek invading the Earth. INVADE! INVADE! Nothing can stand in your way, not even the humans. EXTERMINATE THE HUMANS! Just make sure you exterminate more humans than your fellow Daleks do to win the game! Just watch out for the Doctor, as he has a way of foiling your plans!

 

GreedyGreedyGoblins
GREEDY GREEDY GOBLINS
In Richard Garfield’s Greedy Greedy Goblins, the frantic game of riches and dynamite, you and the other players take on the roles of goblin clans mining out a mountain laden with riches. Fabulous gems and glittering gold can be found, but you must be careful that your goblins don’t blow themselves up in their eagerness to collect the loot!

 

NoThankYouEvil
NO THANK YOU, EVIL!
Olivia is a Super Smart Princess who Experiments With Science. Rowan is a Cool Robot who Plays With Ooey Gooey Things. They just found out that their friend Wiffle has been captured by saw-toothed witches deep in DragonSnot Falls! They’re the only ones who can enter Storia and save Wiffle – how will they do it? It’s all up to them! No Thank You, Evil! is tabletop game of make-believe, adventure, and storytelling for creative young minds and their families.

 

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EMINENT DOMAIN: BATTLECRUISERS
Giant warships locked in battle…
Captain a mighty battlecruiser in the middle of a firefight as you try to gather 15 units of precious ore and get out — or die trying.
In Eminent Domain: Battlecruisers, you want to be the first to escape with 15 victory points, or be the last ship standing. Each round you and your opponents each play a card from your identical hands. If you play the same card as an opponent, you’ll clash and bad things will happen! But if you manage to sneak a card through unhindered, then you’ll reap the benefits.
Collect points or knock cards out of your opponents’ hands. If you lose all of your cards, then you’re out of the running. At the end of each round, check to see whether any player has won; if not, prepare to play another card!

 

DingosDreams
DINGO’S DREAMS
Dingo and his friends have gotten lost on Walkabout! Visit their dreams to lead them home!
Dingo’s Dreams is a delightful and clever family game for 2-4 players. Each player competes to be the first to successfully guide his animal through the dream world.

 

 

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Toys / Collectibles
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DEADPOOLMEGO
MARVEL DEADPOOL 8IN RETRO AF SET
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys release! Remember that time in the 1970s when Deadpool got his own action figure? Neither does Deadpool! Realizing that a great injustice had been done, DST and EMCE Toys have teamed up to give the Merc with a Mouth the Mego-style 8-inch action figure he deserves. Arriving inside a retro-style window box, the figure is packaged in a tray alongside two bonus outfits – a more detailed, modernized Deadpool head and suit, and a white X-Force outfit with an unmasked head! Plus, more swords, guns and weapons than you can shake a taco at! Then take off all his clothes and have him dress him up in the costumes of your other Marvel Retro figures! Limited to only 3,000 sets.

 

DEADPOOL
DEADPOOL SPLATTER LOGO VINYL DECAL
ELEPHANT GUN, LLC
From Elephant Gun. Marvel Deadpool is coming! This decal features the Deadpool logo in a splatter pattern. Perfect for use on car windows, laptops, tablets and more. Made of high quality polyester and then printed, they will look great outdoors or in for a very long time!

 

MUPPETS
MUPPETS SELECT AF SERIES 1
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s time to meet the Muppets! With the new TV series getting big ratings, the Muppets are hotter than ever, and now they’re getting their very own action figure line from DST! Series 1 gets things started with three different multi-figure packs: Fozzie with Scooter, Gonzo with Camilla, and Kermit with Robin and Bean Bunny. Each figure is in the Select action figure scale, and ranges from 2 to 6 inches tall, with multiple points of articulation. Each multi-pack comes in the famous display-ready Select packaging, with spine artwork for easy shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios!

 

GODZILLA
GODZILLA MINIMATES SERIES 3 BOX SET
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys release! Godzilla is back, and he brought company! This all-new box set of tiny, 2-inch monsters includes a new version of Godzilla, plus four of his greatest friends and enemies! Burning Godzilla features a new orange-tinged paint scheme and removable flame breath, and he comes with all-new figures of Rodan, Megalon and two Mothra Larvae! Each Minimates mini-figure has multiple points of articulation, stands approximately 2 inches tall, and features fully interchangeable parts. Create your own kaiju! Packaged on a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum!

 

HALO
HALO 5 GUARDIANS SER 2 AF
TMP TOYS / MCFARLANE’S TOYS
From McFarlane Toys. With the next epic chapter in the Halo video game saga about to begin, the Halo 5: Guardians Series 2 action figures will reinforce the first wave of troops with an incredible cast of brand new figures! The series will include the charismatic Spartan Buck from Spartan Locke’s Fireteam Osiris, as well as exciting custom colored Spartans from the Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer! Collect Spartan Buck (with new Hydra rapid fire missile launcher & Magnum handgun), Spartan Hermes (with Rocket Launcher and Boltshot energy pistol), Spartan Helljumper (with Energy Sword & SMG) and Spartan Athlon (with Hydra rapid fire missile launcher & Boltshot energy pistol). Plus, each Halo 5: Guardians action figure come with a free Supply “REQ Pack” code to unlock in-game content which contains a variety of requisitions (REQs) in the form of unlockable weapons and armors, skins, assassination animations, and more!

 

WALKING DEAD
WALKING DEAD TV SERIES 9 AF
TMP TOYS / MCFARLANE’S TOYS
Series 9 includes Beth, T-Dog, Dale, Daryl, and Michonne.

 

FALLOUTGLASSES
FALLOUT 2PK PINT GLASS SET
JUST FUNKY LLC
Perfect for any pub, these Fallout-inspired generous pint glasses bear the Vault-Tec and Nuka Cola logos.

 

STARTREK
STAR TREK STARSHIPS FIG MAG #63 ANTARES
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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Easter Egg Hunt, with Flash & Supergirl! Newsletter 3/25/16

 

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…but first, new ORIGINAL ART!!!

We have new original art pages from Rob Hunter, a comics inker for DC!!!

Some of his works here are from Green Lantern #32, Red Lanterns #2, Shadow of the Bat #1, Green Arrow #14, and Aquaman #20.

We have many more prints where these came from, so be sure to check out our online store for more!!!

http://shop.emeraldcitycomics.com/Miscellaneous/Art/index.php

 

 

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EASTER EGG HUNT, WITH FLASH & SUPERGIRL!!!
Saturday, March 26th from 11am to 9pm

“Allegiant”, the latest film in the Divergent Series series is in theaters now, and the long-awaited Supergirl / The Flash Crossover Event happens on Monday, March 28th!!!

Also, Sunday, March 27th is Easter Sunday!!! And, since EC WILL BE CLOSED EASTER SUNDAY, we’re having our celebration a day early! To kick off these major events, on Sat., March 26th…

the FIRST 40 GUESTS at 11am only will receive their FREE CHOICE of a FLASH COOZIE or a pair of white FLASH SUNGLASSES, courtesy of our friends at CW44 – WTOG Tampa Bay!!!

PLUS, the FIRST 25 GUESTS at 11am only will receive a FREE “ALLEGIANT” 1-SHEET MOVIE POSTER 3-PACK featuring solo posters of TRIS and FOUR, and one of the MAIN CAST!!! (Courtesy of Lionsgate Studios!)

Join in our EASTER EGG HUNT from 11am-1pm!!! There will be Easter Eggs hidden throughout the store, filled with candy, surprises and EC GIFT CERTIFICATES!!! One egg wil contain a $25 EC GIFT CERTIFICATE!!! (One egg per person, please, to allow others to find prizes!)

PLUS, MEET SUPERGIRL & FLASH, LIVE & IN-PERSON for FREE pics & autographs from 11am-3pm**!!! (Local Cosplayers; not associated with the TV series.)

AND, ALL GUESTS can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 4 ALLEGIANT FAN PACKS!!!

The Fan Pack consists of an ALLEGIANT T-SHIRT, BASEBALL CAP and TEMP TATTOO!!!

All winners will be called on Monday, March 28th!!!

 

 

BOARD GAME MEETUP
BOARD GAME MEETUP
Saturday, March 26th from 5pm 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 5pm. 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.

 

 

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CLOSED EASTER SUNDAY
Sunday, March 27th

Happy Easter!

We’ll see you again Monday at our regular hours, 11am to 9pm.

 

 

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BATMAN GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE!!!
Wednesday, March 30th from 11am to 9pm

“Batman v Superman” is finally here!!!
EC will also be having our BATMAN V SUPERMAN EVENT on Saturday, April 2nd; so to get things started…

Join us on Wed., March 30th, when the FIRST 25 GUESTS at 11am & 7pm will receive a FREE “BATMAN v SUPERMAN” MOVIE BOOKMARK!!!

The back of the bookmark lists the best “Batman v Superman”-related books recommended by DC, so you won’t miss a thing!!!

PLUS, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 “BATMAN: HUSH” ADULT COLORING BOOKS!!!

The coloring book reproduces the Eisner-Award-winning story by Jeph Loeb, Jim Lee and Scott Williams!!!

All winners will be called on Friday, April 1st – no fooling!!!

* 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. ONE entry PER PERSON, please. To keep the raffle fair to all entrants, multiple entries will disqualify the entrant.)

 

 

X-WING MEETUP
STAR WARS X-WING MINIATURES GAME NIGHT
Thursday, March 31st from 6pm to 9pm
and every other Thursday

Emerald City is proud to present an evening for casual game play of the popular and exciting Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game!

We will have a staff member on hand to teach this game, and to get people involved in playing duels with other participants. We have several 3×3′ gaming areas and four 2×2′ demo tables to play on for quicker games.

What IS the Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game?

For more information, rules and how to play video:
https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/products/x-wing/

“Control the most advanced starfighters and outstanding pilots in the galaxy! In the X-Wing Miniatures Game, you take the role of squad leader and command a group of merciless Imperial or daring Rebel pilots in furious ship-to-ship space combat.

Featuring stunningly detailed and painted miniatures, X-Wing recreates exciting Star Wars space battles from small engagements of only a couple of craft to large conflicts where multiple squadrons clash. Select and equip your ships, pick your crew, plan your attack, and complete your mission!”

 

 

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BATMAN V SUPERMAN EVENT!!!
Saturday, April 2nd from 11am to 9pm

Join us as we celebrate the most talked-about and anticipated movie of the year: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice!!!

The FIRST 100 GUESTS at 11am will recieve their CHOICE of a FREE BATMAN or SUPERMAN STICKER!!! PLUS, a FREE SUPERMAN / BATMAN SPECIAL EDITION #1 COMIC!!! (Rated T for “Teen”)

PLUS, SAVE on SELECT BATMAN & SUPERMAN MERCHANDISE!!!

You’ll also get to MEET BATMAN & SUPERMAN, LIVE and IN-PERSON** for FREE PICS & AUTOGRAPHS!!! They’ll be here from 11a-1p & 3-5p!!!

And, ALL GUESTS can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 BATMAN V SUPERMAN FAN PACKS!!!

The Fan Packs include:
The online-only, SOLD-OUT FUNKO DC LEGION OF COLLECTORS BOX, which features a BvS Boxing Poster-Style XL Tee Shirt, Kryptonite Green Superman and Aqua Green Aquaman Dorbz Figures, a Wonder Woman Patch, a Superman Pin, a Batman/Superman Exclusive Variant Comic, and… the BATMAN BAT ARMOR POP! VINYL FIGURE, which is UNAVAILABLE ANYWHERE ELSE, (except eBay, where it is currently selling for $50+)!!!!
1 BATMAN CHARACTER ENCYCLOPEDIA from DK Books (full-color, hardcover book; 208pages)
1 Superman Hackey-Sack Footbag
and 1 GRAND PRIZE WINNER will also receive 1 copy of “BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE – THE ART OF THE FILM” (a 160-page full-color hardcover from Titan Books)

We’ll also have a SEPARATE RAFFLE FOR KIDS!!! ALL Guests can also enter for a chance to win* 1 of 2 sets of BATMAN & SUPERMAN BOOK PACKS!!!

The Book Packs include:
1 BATMAN & ROBIN ADVENTURES: THE JOKER’S MAGIC MAYHEM PAPERBACK NOVEL(full-color illustrations, All-Ages, 88pgs.),
1 THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN!: MAGIC MONSTERS! NOVEL PAPERBACK (full-color illustrations, All Ages, 32 pages), and
1 BATMAN V SUPERMAN: GUIDE TO THE MAN OF STEEL/CAPED CRUSADER FLIP BOOK from Scholastic (full-color photos. All Ages, 112pages)!!!

NO ONE gets you into your favorite movies quite like EC can, so be sure to join us for a day of super-sized fun!!!

* 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. ONE entry PER PERSON, please. To keep the raffle fair to all entrants, multiple entries will disqualify the entrant.)

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

 

 

 

 

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THE WALKING DEAD SALES EVENT!!!
Sunday, April 3rd from noon to 6pm

AMC’s “The Walking Dead” Season Finale airs Sunday, April 3rd, and to celebrate, EC will get the day started with our special SUNDAY Event!!!

Join us on Sunday, April 3rd, and SAVE 10% on ALL WALKING DEAD MERCHANDISE!!!

PLUS, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 “WALKING DEAD” FAN PACKS!!!

The Fan Packs include YOUR CHOICE of WALKING DEAD TRADE PAPERBACKS (the winner can choose any 1 of TWD Vols. 1-24! A $14.99 value), 1 Michonne’s Pet Zombie Mike Series 2 Action Figure, and 1 Officer Rick Grimes & 1-Armed Zombie MINI MATES 2-Pack!!!

All winners will be called on Monday, April 4th!

* 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. ONE entry PER PERSON, please. To keep the raffle fair to all entrants, multiple entries will disqualify the entrant.)

 

 

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HERE KITTY, KITTY! Game Demonstration!
Sunday, April 3rd from noon to 5pm

Double Exposure, Inc. Envoy and Emerald City present a Here Kitty, Kitty! game demonstration!

Herald Bill Eastman will be with us once again to demonstrate the game. He will be teaching new players how to play the game and to show off to the public all the fantastic components that make up this excellent game!

Here’s some info about the game:

Your neighborhood has a cat problem! The problem is that all those cats don’t belong to YOU! Everyone in the neighborhood wants to claim those adorable kitties for themselves.

Outwit your fellow feline aficionados as you lure cats onto your property, move cats into your house, and steal cats from your neighbors. All’s fair in love and cat collecting!

There are no blenders or explosions in this game, but if you use your “Catlike Reflexes” and avoid “Stray Dogs” and “Hairballs,” you might just “Land on Your Feet!”

Here’s a link to the BoardGameGeek page for the game:
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/187289/here-kitty-kitty

And here’s the page from Fireside Games:
http://firesidegames.com/games/here-kitty-kitty/

 

 

POKEMON YOUTH LEAGUE MEETUP
POKEMON YOUTH LEAGUE
Sundays from 4pm to 6pm

Ages 8-16
New players always welcome!

Our Pokémon Youth League provides a nearby place for you to get together with other fans of both the Pokémon Trading Card Game and the Pokémon video games, and have some fun!

Using your own cards and Pokémon video games, you can play, trade, and even earn cool prizes! The best part is that you can do all this with other Pokémon players who love collecting and playing just as much as you do!

What IS the Pokémon Trading Card Game?

Download the rules here…
http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-tcg/rules

…or stop by during our events to see first-hand how the game is played!

“You are a Pokémon Trainer! You travel across the land, battling other Trainers with your Pokémon, creatures that love to battle and that have amazing powers! Your deck of cards represents your Pokémon as well as items and allies that help you on your adventures.

Trading card games are strategy based and use collectible cards to let each player customize his or her game. The best way to learn to play the Pokémon TCG is with a Trainer Kit. This has two ready-to-play decks that walk you through the game, step by step. From there, try a theme deck to get an idea of the different kinds of decks out there. Once you’re ready, you can start building your collection of cards with Pokémon TCG booster packs. Trade with your friends for the strongest Pokémon or collect all your favorites! Then, build your own 60-card deck, play with your friends, and show off your own personal Pokémon team!

In the Pokémon TCG, your Pokémon battle your opponent’s Pokémon. The first player to take all of his or her Prize cards wins! Also, if your opponent cannot draw a card at the beginning of his or her turn, or has no Pokémon left in play, you win the game!”

 

 

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ECBC! The Emerald City Book Club!
Tuesday, April 5th from 7pm to 8pm

Join us for the first-ever EC Book Club!!!

ECBC meets the FIRST TUESDAY of the month from 7-8pm in our Events Room to discuss the featured book.

For the month leading up to the meetiing, the featured book is 20% OFF!!!

(The discount is automatically calculated at the register, and does not combine with any other discounts or programs.)

THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS is the book selection for this FIRST ECBC meeting!!! We hope you’ll join us to discuss this iconic book!!!

 

 

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

 

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/ECComicsFL

 

(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:

 

BATMAN 50
BATMAN #50
DC COMICS
(W) Scott Snyder (A/CA) Greg Capullo, Danny Miki
Batman has returned to Gotham City! In this extra-sized conclusion to Snyder and Capullo’s epic story “Superheavy,” Bruce Wayne returns to the cape and cowl to battle Mr. Bloom alongside Jim Gordon for the fate of the city they both love.

 

DELETE 1 - MAIN COVER
DELETE #1 (OF 4) (MR)
DEVILS DUE /1FIRST COMICS, LLC
(W) Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray (A) John Timms (CA) Amanda Conner
In the near future, where science can implant or remove human memories and the government uses brain scan technology in criminal investigations, a mute girl witnesses a multiple murder and must turn to a handyman for protection from the police and an army of killers. From the Harley Quinn  team of writers Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Grey and artist John Timms, with covers by Amanda Conner.

A limited edition of Delete is also for sale by Emerald City and the crew at Paperfilms.com as a joint exclusive variant cover. Only 200 copies will exist of this Amanda Conner variant comic!
http://shop.emeraldcitycomics.com/Delete-1-Emerald-City-and-Paper-Films-Exclusive-Cover-.php

The signed version will be a subset of the 200 copies.
http://shop.emeraldcitycomics.com/Delete-1-Emerald-City-and-Paper-Films-Exclusive-Cover-Signed.php

 

DOCTOR WHO 4TH 1
DOCTOR WHO 4TH #1 (OF 5)
TITAN COMICS
(W) Gordon Rennie, Emma Beeby (A) Brian Williamson (CA) Alice X Zhang
Victorian England. A mysterious woman commands a hidden army in a house of the blind. Scryclops stalk the streets – and something alien and terrible screams from prehistory with a hunger that cannot be sated! The fourth Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith return for an all-new adventure: “Gaze of the Medusa”!

 

HYPERION 1
HYPERION #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Chuck Wendig (A) Nicole Virella (CA) Emanuela Lupacchino
HYPERION IS BACK!
Or is he? The high-powered hero is hiding in plain sight, driving a truck across the U.S. to learn about the country he has adopted. Along the way, he picks up a lone runaway named Doll, who has more baggage than he anticipated. Doll is in danger, chased by a pack of freaks and lunatics known as THE CARNIES. Will Hyperion reveal himself to save her? Maybe! Will he use a tractor trailer as a baseball bat? Probably!
Rated T+

 

INDEPENDENCE DAY 1
INDEPENDENCE DAY #1 (OF 5)
TITAN COMICS
(W) Victor Gischler (A) Dennis Calero (CA) Film
As our world unites against invaders from beyond the stars, beneath the Atlantic Ocean another mysterious craft prompts a top-secret investigation by the US military, one which could prove the key to humanity’s survival – or its ultimate destruction.

 

TOTALLY AWESOME HULK 4
TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #4
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Greg Pak (A/CA) Frank Cho
• In the final showdown with Lady Hellbender, will the Hulk find an enemy, a frenemy, or something… more?
•  The greatest monster hunt in the Marvel Universe reaches its shocking conclusion as Amadeus learns what it truly means to be the Totally Awesome Hulk!
Rated T

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT GENESIS HC
BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT GENESIS HC
DC COMICS
(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Alisson Borges, Dexter Soy (CA) Stjepan Sejic
In this prequel to the smash-hit video game phenomenon Batman: Arkham Knight, learn more about the game’s main villain-or is he really a hero?-with this definitive origin tale. Collected from the 6-issue miniseries, this is a must-have for any fan of the Rocksteady games!

 

CYBORG TP VOL 01
CYBORG TP VOL 01 UNPLUGGED
DC COMICS
(W) David Walker (A) Ivan Reis & Various (CA) Ivan Reis, Joe Prado
In these tales from the first six issues of Vic Stone’s new series, plus the sneak peek story from CONVERGENCE: CRIME SYNDICATE #2, 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!

 

ROCKET RACCOON TP VOL 02
ROCKET RACCOON TP
MARVEL COMICS
(W/A) Various (CA) TBD
Rocket Raccoon continues his quest to try to fix his past…um, bad calls, but as a stranger stalks him from the shadows, he just might cause a cosmic calamity on the dreaded Winter Planet! Then, what happens when you water Groot a little too much? Grootzilla! He’s faster than a speeding Rocket, more powerful than Drax the Destroyer, able to eat tall buildings in a single gulp – and he’s not happy! And Rocket’s skills will be put to the ultimate test as he challenges everything he’s known about himself. Does the Book of Half-World – the mythical text of Rocket’s early adventures- actually exist, or was it all a big hoax? Is Rocket really the last of his kind? Find out once and for all, right here! Collecting ROCKET RACCOON (2014) #7-11.
Rated T

 

STARFIRE TP VOL 01
STARFIRE TP VOL 01 WELCOME HOME
DC COMICS
(W) Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti (A) Emanuela Lupacchino & Various (CA) Amanda Conner
Florida is so nice this time of year…the warm weather…the beach…and Starfire beating the crud out of the bad guys! Starfire picks up the pieces and finds her new home in the aftermath of the storm in these stories from issues #1-6 of her new series, plus the sneak peek story from CONVERGENCE: GREEN ARROW #2! But while our hero helps her community heal, a creature from the underworld emerges to threaten all she hopes to protect! What is this creature’s hidden motive? And why does it seem to get bigger every time Starfire punches it?

 

 

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“Justin’s Jabber” — Back Issues
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Mmm … Hello everybody. You ready to get super-freaky with these sexy comics I got here?
It’s okay if you’re not, I was just wondering if you were or not. If not, no biggie.

 

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Star Wars #1 (2015 Marvel) signed by cover artist Skottie Young with Certificate of Authenticity, Very Fine/Near Mint (9.0) condition, $25.
Cute little toddler Star Wars guys! I have the signed Skottie Young Darth Vader #1 too. $25 as well in case you were wondering.

 

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Deadpool #2 (1997 series), Very Fine/Near Mint (9.0) condition, $25.
Kids love Deadpool! Even if he is sometimes a little R-rated.

 

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Flash #123 (Volume 1, 1959 series), first Silver Age appearance of Jay Garrick & first mention of Earth Two, Good Plus (2.5) condition, $275.
Super big Flash key. First time Barry Allen a.k.a. Comics Silver Age Flash meets Jay Garrick a.k.a. Comics Golden Age Flash.

 

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All Star Comics #58, first appearance of Power Girl, Fine/Very Fine (7.0) condition, $40.
Whoa-Ho! First appearance of P.G.! Or as I like to call her, Chesty Larue. Please don’t tell her that I called her that, she’ll probably rip me in half or something.

 

Buy comics. Love comics. Sexy comics.

 

(Please note that the digital samples above are for clear image references only, and are NOT the actual books being offered for sale.)

 

 

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EPIC CARD GAME: TYRANTS
Epic Card Game: Tyrants. Tyrants is the first expansion to the hit Epic Card Game and features 48 powerful new cards and 4 new tokens. Tyrants comes in 4 Non-Random packs (Draka’s Rage, Marcus’ Command, Helion’s Deceit, and Raxxa’s Cruelty) each containing 12 all-new game cards and a new-art double-sided token.

 

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CRISIS TOKYO
In Crisis Tokyo, players assume the role of the Evil Lords of Tokyo, sending terrible threats against the city to destroy its most famous landmarks and manipulate heroes to frustrate your opponent’s plans.

 

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VS SYSTEM 2PCG: MARVEL DEFENDERS
Daredevil! Dr. Strange! Power Man & Iron Fist! Introducing The Defenders and The Underworld teams, characters in this 200-card expansion to the VS System 2PCG can have different versions on each team (ex: Daredevil and Dr. Strange can be Defenders as well as Avengers), while the heroes’ team affiliation doesn’t affect “Powering Up”. Plot twists can be played at a select number of times – just follow the appropriate text. Plus, when it comes to Protection, your face-up front row characters protect your face-up back row characters.

 

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LEGENDARY DBG: MARVEL CAPTAIN AMERICA 75TH ANNIVERSARY
Become Legendary by celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Captain America! For 75-years, Captain America has battled the Red Skull and his Sleepers, faced M.O.D.O.K. and the Secret Empire, encountered Bucky Barnes as the Winter Soldier, and so much more. Captain America has told iconic tales of suspense and adventure, and now he comes to Marvel Legendary! Introducing five new heroes, two new Masterminds, two villain groups, and new schemes, this 100-card expansion for Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game focuses on the esteemed legacy of Cap and his fellow comrades that have taken up the mantle of the greatest soldier of all time!

 

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STAR WARS X-WING: MANEUVER DIAL UPGRADE KITS
Every game of X-Wing pits you against a single opponent controlling squadrons of iconic ships and characters from the Star Wars universe. Each turn, you’ll select your ship’s maneuver and attempt to shoot down your opponent’s starships. Now, the Maneuver Dial Upgrade Kits invite you to take another step into the game’s limitless customizability by pairing your ships’ maneuver dials with a stylish and secure plastic housing.
There are three distinct Maneuver Dial Upgrade Kits available, corresponding to the three X-Wing factions. You may fly with the tyrannical Galactic Empire, fight for freedom with the Rebel Alliance, or make your own way with the galaxy’s Scum and Villainy. No matter which faction you play, you can represent the colors and symbols of your faction prominently with upgrade kits for your maneuver dials.

 

DrunkQuest
DRUNKQUEST
Level Up Your Party! DrunkQuest is a fast, fun, and furious drinking game that mixes quick card game mechanics with fantasy themes to create a party game like no other! In DrunkQuest, you get a hero, gear, and other treasure by defeating monsters. And to defeat monsters, you must drink!

 

 

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BATMAN ANIMATED SERIES BATMAN BUST BANK
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys release! The battle for the loose change of Gotham City has begun! This approximately 8″ vinyl bust of Batman, as he appears in Batman: The Animated Series, is actually a bank, with a coin slot in the back and an access door in the base. But it features detailed sculpting and exacting paint details that make it look like a high-end collectible! With Batman, Robin, The Joker, Harley Quinn and the Batmobile now available as vinyl banks, there’s never been a safer place in Gotham City to keep your money! Packaged in a clear polybag.

 

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DAREDEVIL PX BUST BANK RED VER
MONOGRAM PRODUCTS (HK) LIMITED
A PREVIEWS Exclusive! Daredevil, the star of the hit Netflix series and Marvel’s acclaimed comic book, will use his sonic powers to protect your loose change with this sculpted bust bank!

 

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DARK KNIGHT RETURNS ACTION FIGURE BOX SET
DC COMICS
The gang’s all here in this special “The Dark Knight Returns” 4-Pack featuring Batman, Robin, Superman, and The Joker!
Based on Frank Millers now-legendary designs, this is a must-have for fans of Miller’s seminal classic.

 

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GAME OF THRONES FIGURE OBERYN MARTELL
DARK HORSE COMICS
Prince Oberyn, also known as the Red Viper of Dorne, is a noteworthy character in HBO’s adaptation of Game of Thrones. One of the most exciting moments in the series is his fight to the death with Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane.

 

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JUSTICE LEAGUE CHESS SET
DC COMICS
SCULPTED BY PAUL HARDING
Now you can decide who wins the ultimate confrontation between the World’s Greatest Super Heroes and the World’s Vilest Super-Villains with this incredible chess set featuring intricately sculpted resin game pieces of Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash, Lex Luthor, Black Manta, The Joker, Cheetah, Sinestro and Reverse Flash that capture their looks from DC Comics – The New 52.
The set comes complete with a high-quality wood board.

 

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MARVEL LADY DEADPOOL BISHOUJO STATUE
KOTO INC.
From Kotobukiya. Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo lineup based on characters appearing in Marvel Comics continues with Lady Deadpool! Based on a character interpretation by famed Japanese illustrator Shunya Yamashita, Lady Deadpool stands 24 cm (nearly 10 inches) tall in 1/7 scale and includes an alternate unmasked head sculpt. Lady Deadpool makes for an awesome display on her own, and looks even better with other Marvel Bishoujo statues from Kotobukiya!

 

 

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Clearwater Comic Con Day! Newsletter 3/18/16

 

…but first, another Emerald City and Paperfilms.com exclusive variant comic book!

That’s right, Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner have once again teamed up with EC to bring you an exclusive variant cover of the new miniseries called DELETE! It is expected on Wednesday, March 23rd, and will be available in-store and on our online shop in both a regular and signed edition!

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DELETE #1 of 4

Devils Due / 1First Comics, LLC

(W) Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray (A) John Timms (CA) Amanda Conner

In the near future, where science can implant or remove human memories and the government uses brain scan technology in criminal investigations, a mute girl witnesses a multiple murder and must turn to a handyman for protection from the police and an army of killers. From the Harley Quinn team of writers Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Grey and artist John Timms, with covers by Amanda Conner.

This limited edition of Delete is for sale by Emerald City and the crew at Paperfilms.com as a joint exclusive variant cover. Only 200 copies will exist of this Amanda Conner variant comic!
http://shop.emeraldcitycomics.com/Delete-1-Emerald-City-and-Paper-Films-Exclusive-Cover-.php

The signed version will be a subset of the 200 copies.
http://shop.emeraldcitycomics.com/Delete-1-Emerald-City-and-Paper-Films-Exclusive-Cover-Signed.php

 

 

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CLEARWATER COMIC CON DAY @ EC!!!
Saturday, March 19th

We’re thrilled to be part of the Clearwater Library Comic Con on Sat., March 19th from Noon-6pm!!! We’ll be there with BATMAN & WOLVERINE, LIVE and IN-PERSON!!! We also invite you to extend your Comic Con experience even further, by stopping by to see us after the Con for our special BOOK-LOVERS RAFFLE!!!

ALL GUESTS on Sat., March 19th can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE  (11am to 9pm) for a chance to win* 1 of 2 BOOK-LOVERS FAN PACKS!!!

The Fan Packs consist of:
1 CIVIL WAR paperback,
1 BATMAN VOL. 1: THE COURT OF OWLS paperback,
1 WALKING DEAD Vol. 1: DAYS GONE BYE  paperback, and
1 RAT QUEENS VOL. 1: SASS & SORCERY paperback!!!

We’ll also have a SECOND FAN PACK RAFFLE just for KIDS!!!

The KIDS’ BOOK-LOVERS FAN PACKS consist of:
1 FROZEN LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK,
1 DC SUPERFRIENDS LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK FAVORITES,
1 MARVEL MASTERPIECE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOL. 1 paperback, and
1 MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC VOL. 1 paperback!!!

All winners will be called on Monday, March 21st!!!

* 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. ONE entry PER PERSON, please. To keep the raffle fair to all entrants, multiple entries will disqualify the entrant.)

 

 

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SECRETS OF THE LOST TOMB GAME DEMONSTRATION!
Sunday, March 20th from noon to 5pm

Double Exposure, Inc. Envoy and Emerald City present a Secrets of the Lost Tomb game demonstration!

Herald Bill Eastman will be with us once again to demonstrate the game. He will be teaching new players how to play the game and to show off to the public all the fantastic components that make up this excellent game!

Here’s some info about the game:

Secrets of the Lost Tomb is a cooperative game of thrilling action-adventure and discovery. Players assume the roles of stalwart expedition members working together to investigate ancient mysteries, while surviving dangers and shielding humanity from the supernatural powers of The Tomb—an ancient vault filled with primeval powers perpetually struggling to be set free upon the world. Powers that mankind should never behold…

Here’s a link to the BoardGameGeek page for the game:
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/150484/secrets-lost-tomb

And here’s the page from Everything Epic Games:
http://www.everythingepic.us/#!secretsofthelosttomb/c9qb

 

 

POKEMON YOUTH LEAGUE
POKEMON YOUTH LEAGUE
Sundays from 4pm to 6pm

Ages 8-16
New players always welcome!

Our Pokémon Youth League provides a nearby place for you to get together with other fans of both the Pokémon Trading Card Game and the Pokémon video games, and have some fun!

Using your own cards and Pokémon video games, you can play, trade, and even earn cool prizes! The best part is that you can do all this with other Pokémon players who love collecting and playing just as much as you do!

What IS the Pokémon Trading Card Game?

Download the rules here…
http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-tcg/rules

…or stop by during our events to see first-hand how the game is played!

“You are a Pokémon Trainer! You travel across the land, battling other Trainers with your Pokémon, creatures that love to battle and that have amazing powers! Your deck of cards represents your Pokémon as well as items and allies that help you on your adventures.

Trading card games are strategy based and use collectible cards to let each player customize his or her game. The best way to learn to play the Pokémon TCG is with a Trainer Kit. This has two ready-to-play decks that walk you through the game, step by step. From there, try a theme deck to get an idea of the different kinds of decks out there. Once you’re ready, you can start building your collection of cards with Pokémon TCG booster packs. Trade with your friends for the strongest Pokémon or collect all your favorites! Then, build your own 60-card deck, play with your friends, and show off your own personal Pokémon team!

In the Pokémon TCG, your Pokémon battle your opponent’s Pokémon. The first player to take all of his or her Prize cards wins! Also, if your opponent cannot draw a card at the beginning of his or her turn, or has no Pokémon left in play, you win the game!”

 

 

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HOPS & TABLETOPS @ PAIR O’ DICE BREWING CO.
Wednesday, March 23rd from 7pm to 10pm
at Pair O’ Dice Brewing Company
4400 118th Avenue North #208, Clearwater, FL 33762

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

The Emerald City folks are back every other Wednesday with even more games to play! Stop in to see what’s new in the world of board gaming and craft beer!

Pair O’ Dice Brewing Company will have plenty of room for your favorite tabletop and card games. This event is free to take part in and welcomes all newcomers to board gaming! If there is a game you have been wanting to try, or want to get a group together to play, then this is the night for you!

 

 

HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT
HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT – GO BIG OR GO HOME!
Friday, March 25th from 6:30pm to 9pm

$5 entry fee.

Modern Age (recent tournament-legal minis only).
Just the big-hitters for this tournament!!!
1,000 point build. No character may be less than 200 points.

WHAT IS HEROCLIX?

Read the rulebook to find out more…
http://heroclix.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/2014-HeroClix-Core-Rulebook.pdf

…or stop by during a tournament to see how it’s played!

“The HeroClix Core Game is a tabletop combat game using 3-D collectible miniature figures of your favorite characters. By building a force from your collection of figures, you can take on the roles of your favorite characters and challenge your friends to epic battles!

What you need to play:
Any number of players can play a game of HeroClix, but the game plays best with two to four players. For a two-player game, you will need the following: a selection of characters, a rule book, 1 game map, 1 Powers and Abilities Card, and 2 six-sided dice (2d6). You might find that a few coins or other small objects to use as action tokens and a length of string or other object to use as a straight edge will help you play the game. When playing an advanced game with Powers and Tactics, you may also need 6 object tokens and terrain markers.”

 

 

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EASTER CELEBRATION WITH FLASH & SUPERGIRL!!!
Saturday, March 26th from 11am to 9pm

Join us for a day of family fun during our annual EASTER EGG HUNT, with special guest hosts FLASH & SUPERGIRL,** who will be celebrating their TV cross-over event, which premieres on Monday, March 28th!!!

ALL GUESTS can roam the store looking for Easter Eggs filled with candy, toys, stickers, and EC Coupons and EC GIFT CERTIFICATES!!!

ONLY at Emerald City, where your BEST memories are HERE!!!

Keep checking our Facebook page for more details!
http://www.facebook.com/emeraldcitycomics

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

 

 

BOARD GAME MEETUP
BOARD GAME MEETUP
Saturday, March 26th from 5pm 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 5pm. 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.

 

 

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CLOSED EASTER SUNDAY
Sunday, March 27th

Happy Easter!

We’ll see you again Monday at our regular hours, 11am to 9pm.

 

 

X-WING MEETUP
STAR WARS X-WING MINIATURES GAME NIGHT
Thurday, March 31st from 6pm to 9pm
and every other Thursday

Emerald City is proud to present an evening for casual game play of the popular and exciting Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game!

We will have a staff member on hand to teach this game, and to get people involved in playing duels with other participants. We have several 3×3′ gaming areas and four 2×2′ demo tables to play on for quicker games.

What IS the Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game?

For more information, rules and how to play video:
https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/products/x-wing/

“Control the most advanced starfighters and outstanding pilots in the galaxy! In the X-Wing Miniatures Game, you take the role of squad leader and command a group of merciless Imperial or daring Rebel pilots in furious ship-to-ship space combat.

Featuring stunningly detailed and painted miniatures, X-Wing recreates exciting Star Wars space battles from small engagements of only a couple of craft to large conflicts where multiple squadrons clash. Select and equip your ships, pick your crew, plan your attack, and complete your mission!”

 

 

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ECBC! The Emerald City Book Club!
Tuesday, April 5th from 7pm to 8pm

Join us for the first-ever EC Book Club!!!

ECBC meets the FIRST TUESDAY of the month from 7-8pm in our Events Room to discuss the featured book.

For the month leading up to the meetiing, the featured book is 20% OFF!!!

(The discount is automatically calculated at the register, and does not combine with any other discounts or programs.)

THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS is the book selection for this FIRST ECBC meeting!!! We hope you’ll join us to discuss this iconic book!!!

 

 

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

 

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/ECComicsFL

 

(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:

 

A&A 1
A&A #1
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
(W) Rafer Roberts (A/CA) David LaFuente
GET SMASHED…OR BE SMASHED! Valiant’s (somewhat) dynamic duo are going “IN THE BAG” for AN ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES from rising star Rafer Roberts and comic book superstar David Lafuente!
Meet Armstrong: Since the ancient city of Ur, this immortal adventurer has spent the last 7,000 years drinking and carousing his way through history alongside some of the greatest merrymakers the world has ever known.
Meet Archer: A sheltered teenage martial arts master and expert marksman that was raised for a single purpose – to kill the devil incarnate. Little did he know that this undying evil was actually Armstrong (he’s actually a pretty good guy…once you get to know him) and, since hitting the road together, the two have become great friends and even better partners.
Now: Archer is about to set off on his most dangerous mission yet – a quest into the mystic reaches of Armstrong’s bottomless satchel to liberate his friend and comrade from the clutches of the mad god Bacchus! (Okay, so, Armstrong went into the satchel himself to get a bottle of whiskey that he kinda misplaced and got stuck. It’s like the Amazon warehouse of arcane treasures in there…and he doesn’t exactly have a maid service.)
Imprisoned in Armstrong’s satchel for centuries, Bacchus now commands a legion of monsters, goblins and golems bent on escaping back into the world of man and enacting revenge on their captor… Can Archer single-handedly combat the godly embodiment of intoxication himself – and rescue his best buddy – without
becoming lost amongst Armstrong’s endless repository of bizarre artifacts and historical oddities in the process?

 

DEADPOOL MERCS FOR MONEY 2
DEADPOOL MERCS FOR MONEY #2 (OF 5)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Salva Espin (CA) Declan Shalvey
• Deadpool and his mercs found something REALLY valuable!
•  Like…even more valuable than a signed New Mutants #98!
•  LET THE BIDDING BEGIN! Do I hear one zillion dollars?
Rated T+

 

INTERNATIONAL IRON MAN 1
INTERNATIONAL IRON MAN #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Alex Maleev
Who is Tony Stark, really? Since learning that he was adopted as a baby, this question has cast a shadow over Stark’s life. Now, it is time to uncover what his legacy truly is, a journey that will carry Tony into new directions as a man and as a super hero. Alongside his strange new quasi-ally Doctor Doom, Iron Man will discover new things about the Marvel Universe he didn’t know existed before! A character deconstruction from Bendis and Maleev along the lines of their award-winning DAREDEVIL run!
Rated T+

 

LEGENDS OF TOMORROW 1
LEGENDS OF TOMORROW #1
DC COMICS
(W) Gerry Conway & Various (A) Eduardo Pansica & Various (CA) Aaron Lopresti
It’s four powerhouse tales in one colossal comic, as some of comics’ most legendary talents launch new tales of Firestorm, Metamorpho, Metal Men and Sugar and Spike-that’s right, Sugar and Spike!
FIRESTORM
Written by GERRY CONWAY
Art by EDUARDO PANSICA and ROB HUNTER
Firestorm is back! To save Jason Rausch, Firestorm will need to retrieve Danton Black’s stolen research from Professor Stein’s lab. But if Jason can’t fuse with Ronnie by the Firestorm Protocol…who can?
METAL MEN
Written by LEN WEIN
Art by YILDIRAY CINAR and TREVOR SCOTT
Doctor Will Magnus’ Metal Men may be the next step in robotics technology, but when the mysterious cyber-terrorist known only as Nameless comes after them, they may have met their match!
METAMORPHO
Written by AARON LOPRESTI
Art by AARON LOPRESTI with MATT BANNING
Metamorpho-a prisoner of millionaire industrialist Simon Stagg! Now, the only person who can save him is Stagg’s beautiful daughter, Sapphire!? But can they defeat Stagg’s prehistoric bodyguard, Java?
SUGAR & SPIKE
Written by KEITH GIFFEN
Art by BILQUIS EVELY
The last time we saw Sugar and Spike, they were still in diapers! Now, they’re grown up, and they’ve become private investigators who specialize in cleaning up embarrassing problems for the DCU’s greatest heroes. Sugar & Spike’s first assignment: retrieve a cache of Batman’s retired costumes that have been stolen by Killer Moth!

 

LOST IN SPACE 1
IRWIN ALLEN LOST IN SPACE #1
AMERICAN GOTHIC PRESS
(W) Holly Interlandi, Carey Wilber (A) Kostas Pantoulas (CA) Steve Stanley
Irwin Allen’s legendary Sci-Fi property returns! Before being prematurely canceled during its third season, LOST IN SPACE had several screenplays lined up and ready to film. These are those lost episodes, adapted for comics from screenwriter Carey Wilber’s original teleplays! First up is “The Curious Galactics”, a three-part tale that sends John Robinson, Will Robinson, and Major Don West from a run-of-the-mill radar scouting mission into a potentially deadly alien maze.

 

STEVEN UNIVERSE AND CRYSTAL GEMS 1
STEVEN UNIVERSE & CRYSTAL GEMS #1
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Josceline Fenton (A) Chrystin Garland (CA) Kat Leyh
What’s to Love: The Steven Universe Cartoon Network animated series has given us a serious case of the feels over and over again, and our first Steven Universe comic series was met with enthusiasm from our fellow fans, so we had to head back to Beach City for more adventures! Plus, all the Subscription covers in this mini-series by Jeremy Sorese connect to form one image!
What It Is: Josceline Fenton (Hemlock) and Chrystin Garland (Adventure Time) help keep Beach City weird with this new four-issue miniseries. Steven takes the Gems out for a camping trip and tells them spooky stories around the camp fire. The Gems don’t give him much of a reaction, but they do tell him a spooky story of their own about a monster who turns bad Gems into glass and shatters them. Pearl assures a terrified Steven that it’s just a story, but suddenly people around Beach City start turning up frozen in glass…

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

ARCHIE TP VOL 01
ARCHIE TP VOL 01
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
(W) Mark Waid (A) Fiona Staples & Various (CA) Fiona Staples
Archie, one of the longest-running titles in comic book history, is rebooted here by two of the most talented creators in comics, Mark Waid and Fiona Staples. Together they create a surprising and definitive take on the origins of everyone’s favorite redheaded teen and his friends while showcasing the beginnings of the historic love triangle between Archie, Betty, and Veronica. The book captures the bite and hilarious edge of Archie’s original tales in a modern, forward-looking manner, while still retaining the character’s all-ages appeal. Collects Archie #1-6 and bonus content including scripts, sketches, and variant covers.

 

COLORING DC BATMAN ADVENTURES MAD LOVE TP
COLORING DC BATMAN ADVENTURES MAD LOVE TP
DC COMICS
(W) Paul Dini (A/CA) Bruce Timm
DC Comics presents classic adventures in a whole new way: in black and white, on heavy stock suitable for coloring! This Eisner Award-winning tale told the origin of Harley Quinn, by the creative team that first introduced her in Batman: The Animated Series! Includes MAD LOVE, plus stories from BATMAN ADVENTURES ANNUAL #1 and BATMAN ADVENTURES HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1.

 

NAMELESS HC
NAMELESS HC
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Grant Morrison (A) Chris Burnham, Nathan Fairbairn (CA) Nathan Fairbairn, Chris Burnham
NAMELESS tells the story of a down-at-heel occult hustler known only as “Nameless” who is recruited by a consortium of billionaire futurists as part of a desperate mission to save the world. A massive asteroid named Xibalba-the “Place of Fear” in Mayan mythology-is on collision course with the planet Earth. If that wasn’t trouble enough, the asteroid has an enormous magical symbol carved into its side and is revealed to be a fragment of our solar system’s lost fifth planet, Marduk, destroyed sixty-five million years ago at the end of an epic cosmic war between the inhabitants of Marduk and immensely powerful, life-hating, extra-dimensional “gods.” One of those beings is still alive, imprisoned on Xibalba, dreaming of its ultimate revenge on all that exists. When Nameless and his teammates inadvertently unleash this malignant soul-destroying intelligence, the stage is set for a nightmarish, nihilistic journey to the outer reaches of human terror. 24 pages of Bonus Materials!

 

SECRET WARS HC
SECRET WARS HC
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Esad Ribic, Paul Renaud (CA) Alex Ross
The Marvel Universe is no more! The interdimensional Incursions have eliminated each and every alternate universe one by one. And now – despite the best efforts of the scientists, sages and superhumans – the Marvel Universe and Ultimate Universe have collided…and been destroyed! All that exists in the vast empty cosmos is a single, titanic patchwork planet made of the fragmented remains of hundreds of devastated dimensions: Battleworld! And the survivors of this multiversal catastrophe all bend their knee to Battleworld’s master: Doctor Doom! What strange creatures inhabit this world? Which familiar faces will return? And what happens when Battleworld’s various domains go to war? The Marvel Universe is dead – and the victors of the Secret Wars will determine what comes next! Collecting SECRET WARS (2015) #1-8 and material from FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2015: SECRET WARS #0.
Rated T+

 

 

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Check it out! Comics for your eyes! Comics for your brains!!

 

The J. Scott Campbell cover mania continues!

 

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Marvel Divas #1, J. Scott Campbell cover, Very Fine (8.0) condition, $15 or we have a full set of issues #1-4 for $18.

 

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Spider-Gwen #1, J. Scott Campbell Midtown Comics variant cover, Very Fine/Near Mint (9.0) condition, $25.

 

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New Suicide Squad #1, Very Fine/Near Mint (9.0) condition, $35.
No J. Scott Campbell cover on this one, but I’m sure that if you sent him a very nice email he could be persuaded to draw a cool custom cover for you at what I’m sure would be a very reasonable fee.

 

Sandman_4
Sandman #4, first appearance of Lucifer, Very Fine Minus (7.5) condition, $35.
It’s kinda crazy to think that it took the TV networks this long to make the lord of darkness the star of his own television show. Great things come to those who wait I suppose.

 

Bye for now!

 

(Please note that the digital samples above are for clear image references only, and are NOT the actual books being offered for sale.)

 

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Games
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D&DCurseofStrahd
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: CURSE OF STRAHD
Under raging storm clouds, the vampire Count Strahd von Zarovich stands silhouetted against the ancient walls of Castle Ravenloft. Rumbling thunder pounds the castle spires. The wind’s howling increases as he turns his gaze down toward the village of Barovia. Far below, yet not beyond his keen eyesight, a party of adventurers has just entered his domain. Strahd’s face forms the barest hint of a smile as his dark plan unfolds. He knew they were coming, and he knows why they came – all according to his plan. The master of Castle Ravenloft is having guests for dinner. And you are invited. Curse of Strahd is a Dungeons & Dragons fantasy-horror adventure for characters levels 1-10.

 

CharizardEXRednBlueCollection
POKEMON TCG: RED & BLUE – CHARIZARD EX
The Charizard EX Red & Blue Collection for the Pokemon Trading Card Game features a new Charizard-EX promo, four Pokemon TCG: Generations Booster Packs, a Charizard figure, a card holder for your favorite Pokemon cards, and a Code Card for the Pokemon Trading Card Game Online.

 

FireflyFluxx
FIREFLY FLUXX
Working in partnership with 20th Century Fox and Gale Force Nine, Looney Labs` Firefly Fluxx combines the card games unpredictable and ever-changing rules with the futuristic Wild West characters and themes of Fox`s Firefly Verse. Join Mal, Wash, Zoe, Inara, Kaylee, Jayne, Simon, River, Book, and more as Fluxx enters the `Verse at full speed! With the rules constantly changing, Firefly Fluxx is just as unpredictable as misbehaving in space!

 

DCDiceMastersWorldsFinest
DC DICE MASTERS: WORLD’S FINEST
Featuring more than 30 fan-favorites from a variety of World’s Finest heroes and villains including Batman, Superman, Power Girl, Commissioner Gordon, Lois Lane, and Krypto, the DC Comics Dice Masters: World’s Finest Starter Set brings the Allies keyword to DC Comics Dice Masters for the first time, and showcases characters with Iron Will and other brand-new mechanics! With game-play that supports two players in epic dice battles, you can create your own fights between Batman and Mr. Freeze, Superman and Bizarro, or Batgirl and The Riddler!
Each Starter Set contains verything two players need to play DC Comics Dice Masters, including 44 Custom Dice, 38 Cards, two Dice Bags, and the Dice Masters Core Rulebook.

Each DC Comics Dice Masters: World’s Finest Foil Pack contains two cards and two dice that players can add to their Dice Masters collections!

 

HOAX
HOAX
The best liar wins in Hoax, a fast-paced party game of secret identities. When Hector Vargas, an unscrupulous business magnate, meets an undignified end, a fierce competition for his estate begins. In Hoax, each player assumes the role of a member of Vargas’ family or household with ulterior motives. No matter what your identity, your goal is to eliminate all your competitors by catching them in a lie – but making a false accusation will take you out of the game. To win, you’ll have to both avoid accusations and judiciously make them, all the while making your opponents believe that all your lies are true!

 

TemPURRa
TEM-PURR-A
It’s More Than a Meow-thful! Tem-purr-a is a push-your-luck game where you stuff your whiskers and show your opponents who’s the fattest cat around!

 

YUGIOHInfiniteGold
YU-GI-OH! TCG: PREMIUM GOLD – INFINITE GOLD
Collect the best from past Gold Series sets and a ton of new cards with the new Gold Secret card rarity! Each 5-card Premium Gold mini-pack contains 2 Gold Secrets, each card either a brand new, never-before-seen card, or one of the Legendary God Cards from the original Yu-Gi-Oh! series!

 

 

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Toys / Collectibles
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red son
DC RED SON SUPERMAN PX RAH FIGURE
MEDICOM TOY CORPORATION
From MEDICOM Toy. Based on DC Comics’ 2003 Superman: Red Son by Mark Millar and Dave Johnson, here’s MEDICOM’s Real Action Heroes version of what the Man of Steel might have been like had he crash-landed in the U.S.S.R., not the U.S., as a baby! Measuring approximately 12″ tall, the figure includes additional muscles on the RAH 301 Kai body, interchangeable hands and a display stand.

 

fallout
FALLOUT 4 THUMBS UP VAULT BOY MINI DECAL
FANWRAPS, INC
From Fanwraps. Give your ride a seal of approval with this Vault-Tec Vault Boy logo!

 

got tyrell
GAME OF THRONES FIGURE MARGAERY TYRELL
DARK HORSE COMICS
Raised an aristocrat, the beautiful and cunning Margaery is the widow of Renly Baratheon and was betrothed to Joffrey until his death. Later wed to the evil Tommen Baratheon, she is imprisoned by the Faith Militant, a victim of Cersei’s schemes. Her fate is still pending as season six of HBO’s series approaches.

 

got ygritte
GAME OF THRONES FIGURE YGRITTE
DARK HORSE COMICS
Ygritte, quick witted with a temper as fiery as her hair, is a skilled archer living in the frozen wilderness north of the Wall. She is the tempestuous lover of Jon Snow and also his foe in battle.

 

pop rancor
POP STAR WARS 6IN RANCOR W/LUKE & SLAVE OOLA PX VIN FIG 3PK
FUNKO
A PREVIEWS Exclusive! Star Wars fans remember Luke Skywalker’s bold entry into the palace of Jabba the Hutt on his home planet of Tatooine in Return of the Jedi in his desperate mission to save his friends from the crime lord’s evil clutches. This POP! Vinyl Figure 3-pack recreates Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker and Slave Oola in the 3 3/4″ tall scale as well as a 6″ tall Rancor so fans can recreate the scene in Jabba’s dungeons. Window box packaging.

 

terminator
TERMINATOR GENISYS 1/1 ENDOSKELETON SKULL
TOYNAMI INC
“I’ll be back.” Set in the year 2029, Terminator: Genisys reboots the venerable sci-fi series. Arnold Schwarzenegger reprises his role as the Terminator T-800, along with Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney, and Matt Smith. Chronicle Collectibles presents the Terminator: Genisys: 1:1-Scale Endoskeleton Skull. While it retains much of the design from the original T-800, this skull is 100% unique to Terminator: Genisys. Legacy Effects designed the new Endoskeleton digitally and printed every part for laser accuracy and proportion. The Endoskeleton Skull was cast directly from Legacy Effects’ original molds and set on a museum quality base with lighted eyes. Standing 15″ tall, this skull replicates the film prop down to the last detail.

 

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