WONDER WOMAN DAY AT EC!

Saturday, October 23rd at 11am
DC Comics calls October 21st WONDER WOMAN DAY, as it was the day the character debuted. Join us here at EC on Saturday the 23rd to celebrate Wonder Woman’s 80th anniversary!
Each Guest will have a choice of 1 of three different FREE Wonder Woman comics, while supplies last! The comics are 2016’s ‘Wonder Woman #1’ by Greg Rucka and Liam Sharp (Teens and older), which began the ‘Rebirth’ story arc called ‘The Lies.’ The other choices are free extended sample editions of the full-length graphic novels ‘Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed’ by Laurie Halse Anderson and Leila Del Duca (Teens and older), and ‘Diana Princess of the Amazons’ by Shannon and Dean Hale and Victoria Ying (All Ages).

New Comics & Books for 10/20/21!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

 

Featured Comics:

PHOENIX SONG ECHO #1
MARVEL PRH
(W) Rebecca Roanhorse (A) Luca Maresca (CA) Cory Smith
STRAIGHT OUT OF HER TRANSFORMATION IN AVENGERS, ECHO GETS AN
EXHILARATING SOLO SERIES FROM BESTSELLER REBECCA ROANHORSE!
Against all odds, one of the most powerful entities in the Marvel Universe chose Maya Lopez, a deaf street fighter, as its new avatar. And the burning question on everyone’s minds is: WHY?! But Echo is the last person to answer. Still learning her new cosmic abilities – and struggling with the Phoenix’s overwhelming personality – Echo strikes out to return to her roots. But the reservation has even fewer answers. And where power goes, evil follows. Someone wants Echo to fail – and unleash a power only the greatest heroes in
history have been able to control. Avengers artist Luca Maresca joins superstar writer Rebecca Roanhorse for a story that will light the universe on fire!

 

NUBIA AND THE AMAZONS #1
DC Comics
(W) Vita Ayala – Stephanie Williams (A/CA) Alitha Martinez
After the thrilling events of Infinite Frontier, Nubia becomes queen of Themyscira, but the new title also brings challenges. With the unexpected arrival of new Amazons, our hero is forced to reckon with her past and forge a new path forward for her sisters. Little does she know, a great evil grows beneath the island and it’s up to this former guardian of Doom’s Doorway to unite her tribe before paradise is lost forever! This unforgettable miniseries from writers Vita Ayala and Stephanie Williams, along with all-star artist Alitha Martinez (Future State) brings the fan-favorite character back to the DCU for good. After Nubia, the world of the Amazons will never be the same!

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BACK TO THE FUTURE SIGNING WITH J.J. COHEN!


Saturday, December 4th from 11am to 2pm

Meet J.J. COHEN, who played ‘Skinhead’ in the Back to the Future trilogy!

Pricing and details to be announced soon!

J.J. Cohen is an American actor who has appeared on stage, in film and on television, having gotten his start in the theatre doing musicals. Cohen appeared in all three parts of the Back to the Future trilogy, which was just the beginning of his film credits! Cohen’s other film roles include the 1985 film Secret Admirer, the 1986 drama film Fire with Fire, the 1987 film The Principal as White Zac, and 976-EVIL. Cohen’s most recent film was the 2000 film Almost Famous. Cohen has appeared in many television shows, including V: The Series, Baywatch, Amazing Stories, Pacific Blue, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Providence – and he was a series regular on the sexy nighttime soap opera Valley of the Dolls, playing record mogul Seth Stein!

 

 

 

 

 

New Comics & Books for 10/13/21!!!

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Featured Comics:

BATMAN THE AUDIO ADVENTURES SPECIAL #1
DC Comics
(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Dave Johnson
Story By Dennis McNicholas, Bobby Moynihan, Heidi Gardner, Paul Scheer, And More Art By Leonardo Romero, Juni Ba, And More Ah, you hear that beautiful racket? That’s the music of Gotham City—the largest city in the world, the big gargoyle, the treasure of the night—anyone who calls it a crime-infested hellhole is dead wrong. No way hell has such great pierogies. So join us here (hear?) as we bring you the stories behind the stories behind the hit HBO Max scripted original podcast with this sensational prequel one-shot, written by the very creators and talent who lent their voices to the show. And unless you’ve been living in a cave, you know that after years of rumors we find out not only is the Batman real, not only is he one of the good guys, turns out, he’s gonna be a cop! With special appearances by King Scimitar, Stoveplate Sullivan, Billy Wristwatch, and others directly from the podcast, this oversize special brings you deeper into the mysteries behind Batman: The Audio Adventures!

 

STAR WARS HIGH REPUBLIC TRAIL SHADOWS #1
MARVEL PRH
(W) Daniel Jose Older (A) Dave Wachter (CA) David Lopez
JEDI KNIGHT AND PRIVATE EYE TEAM UP TO UNCOVER A MYSTERY THAT WILL CHANGE THE HIGH REPUBLIC FOREVER!
A Jedi Master is dead. Another is in a state of complete shock. It’s a murder the likes of which the Jedi Order has never seen before. There are no leads. There are no suspects. There is no motive. But Jedi Investigator EMERICK CAPHTOR must solve the case before it’s too late. The fate of the Jedi, the Hutts, the Nihil and everyone in the galaxy, hangs by this tangled thread of lies and deceit. Emerick will need to dive into the darkness, testing himself and his Jedi ideals like never before. He’ll need help. Luckily, Private Eye SIAN HOLT lives in the dark. Together, they’ll follow this trail of shadows wherever it leads. If they can work together, that is.

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Recommendations for New Books & Comics expected DECEMBER 2021!

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

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

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

From the Previews Catalog #397, OCTOBER 2021 (for books arriving mainly in DECEMBER 2021)…

https://www.previewsworld.com/catalog
http://emeraldcitycomics.com/dc-connect
https://prhcomics.com/dynamic-titlelist/marvel

 

WE RIDE TITANS #1
VAULT COMICS
(W) Tres Dean (A/CA) Sebastian Piriz
Kaiju hit hard. Family hits harder.
Trying to keep your family from imploding is a tall order. Kit Hobbs is about to find out it’s an even taller order when that family has been piloting the Titan that protects New Hyperion from kaiju for generations. Between a spiraling brother, a powder keg of a father, and a whole bunch of twenty-story monsters, she’s got her work cut out for her.

 

 

END AFTER END #1
VAULT COMICS
(W) David Andry, Tim Daniel (A/CA) Sunando C
Life is nothing if not a series of endings.
School. Jobs. Friendships. Love.
Until THE end.
Walter Willem’s end was fast and unexpected. His was an unremarkable life. So, how is it that his story continues as cannon fodder in an endless war waged against an insatiable darkness hellbent on consuming all of existence?
And is Walter right in believing he’s arrived in the midst of this titanic battle as the one destined to finally end it?
That’s the tale of the End After End.

 

 

MOTHER F GOOSE ONE SHOT #1
AFTERSHOCK COMICS
(W) Frank Tieri (A/CA) Joe Eisma
PRESTIGE FORMAT ONE-SHOT
The Three Little Pigs are gluttonous casino owners. Little Miss Muffet is a hard-nosed cop with arachnophobia. The Three Blind Mice are ocularly impaired assassins. Puss in Boots is a feline-faced scumbag.
Welcome to MOTHER F. GOOSE, where your favorite fairy tales are turned into twisted characters right out of a Tarantino movie. Picking up from “LITTLE RED HOOD” (SHOCK) and “ALONG CAME A SPIDER” (AFTERDARK), we will make you a promise: this is the book that will ruin your childhood. Sorry, kids!

 

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New Comics & Books for 10/6/21!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

Featured Comics:

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #75
MARVEL PRH
(W) Zeb Wells (A) Patrick Gleason (CA) Art Adams
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN is back to thrice-monthly because this story is pure jet fuel. Ben Reilly has returned to NYC and has fully taken back the mantle of Spider-Man, but what does this mean for Peter Parker? The greatest team of web-writers has come together with the most epic arachnid-artists ever assembled to bring you a Spider-story that will shake up Spider-Man’s 59th year in ways you CANNOT PREDICT!

 

DC HORROR PRESENTS SOUL PLUMBER #1
DC Comics
(W) Marcus Parks, Henry Zebrowski, Ben Kissel (A/CA) John McCrea
From the creators of The Last Podcast On The Left, exorcism just got a whole lot easier. After attending a seminar hosted in a hotel conference room by a mysterious group called the Soul Plumbers, Edgar Wiggins, disgraced former seminary school student, discovers what he thinks is the secret to delivering souls from the thrall of Satan. But after stealing the blueprints and building the machine himself, out of whatever he can afford from his salary as a gas station attendant, Edgar misses the demon and instead pulls out an inter-dimensional alien with dire consequences for all of mankind.

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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 10/4/21

WOW!

WOW-WOW-WOW!

Moon Knight is rich!

Now that he’s going to be on the Tee-Vee what was already a pretty expensive book … well, just take a look!

 

Werewolf By Night #32, first appearance of Moon Knight, Very Good Plus (4.5), $1,899.

 

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EC BOOK CLUB – SANDMAN: SEASON OF MISTS!

Sunday, November 7th from 4:30 to 5:30pm
The Emerald City Book Club meets the FIRST SUNDAY of the month from 4:30 to 5:30pm in our Events Room, to chat about the featured book. We sometimes begin the meetings with a “Comics 101” introduction giving some historical, artistic, or social background on the book, and then we dive right into discussion!
The featured book for the next meeting will be announced at the end of the current ECBC meeting. That book is 20% OFF for the month leading up to its ECBC meeting! (The discount will be calculated at the register, and does not combine with any other discounts or programs).
You can purchase the discounted book in-store or online: 
This month’s featured book is…
NEIL GAIMAN’S THE SANDMAN: SEASON OF MISTS
DC COMICS
(W) Neil Gaiman (A) Kelley Jones & Various (CA) Dave McKean
Ten thousand years ago, Morpheus condemned a woman who loved him to Hell. Now the other members of his immortal family, the Endless, have convinced the Dream King that this was an injustice. To make it right, Morpheus must return to Hell to rescue his banished love – and Hell’s ruler, the fallen angel Lucifer, has already sworn to destroy him….

New Comics & Books for 9/29/21!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

Featured Comics:

GUN HONEY #1
TITAN COMICS
(W) Charles Ardai (A) Ang Hor Kheng (CA) Bill Sienkiewicz
DEBUT GRAPHIC NOVEL FROM AWARD WINNING WRITER AND CO-FOUNDER OF HARD CASE CRIME PUBLISHING CHARLES ARDAI.
When a gun smuggled into a high-security prison leads to the death of dozens and the escape of a brutal criminal, notorious weapons smuggler Joanna Tan is enlisted by the U.S. government: find the man she set loose and bring him down!
“Charles Ardai is very smart and very cool fellow.” – Stephen King

 

DEATHSTROKE INC #1
DC Comics
(W) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) Howard Porter
After suffering too many losses, Slade Wilson decides it’s time for a change. When he’s enlisted to work with an ages-old secret organization called T.R.U.S.T. who want to take down the heavy-hitter villains, he’s all in. They’ll supply him with an all-new team and resources for his new mission into the depths of the weirdest parts of the DCU, including a new partner…Black Canary! Wait what?! Enjoy explosions, kick-ass action, and new outrageous adventures as DC’s meanest S.O.B. gets tangled up in a major mystery building in the shadows of the DCU.

 

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #74
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Patrick Gleason, More (CA) Patrick Gleason
• It’s AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #875, and the whole ASM team is coming together to bring you a massive issue that is the culmination of three years of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN!
• It’s all lead to this… “Hunted,” “Sins Rising,” “Last Remains,” “King’s Ransom,” “Chameleon Conspiracy,” “Sinister War”…and so much more all led to this climax and conclusion to Nick Spencer’s landmark run on the best comic book in the world.
• What will happen with Peter and MJ, Mysterio, J. Jonah Jameson, Norman Osborn, Aunt May and Kindred?! FIND OUT HERE!

 

BRZRKR (BERZERKER) #5
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Matt Kindt, Keanu Reeves (A) Ron Garney (CA) Lee Garbett
What shocking new discovery will bring B. one step closer to understanding his origins?
As B. and Diana’s bond continues to grow, B. opens up about a recurring trauma from his past.
Will this new revelation jeopardize B. and Keever’s latest mission? Or is it all part of a plan by Caldwell to trigger more memories?

 

BATMAN VS BIGBY A WOLF IN GOTHAM #1
DC Comics
(W) Bill Willingham (A) Brian Level (CA) Yanick Paquette
With the blood dry at Gotham’s fourth gruesome murder scene in as many weeks, Batman is stumped. The same hallmarks haunt each investigation: brute-force entries, bodies ripped to shreds and stamped with enormous bite marks, and clumps of fur—wolf fur—scattered in the wreckage. The streets buzz with rumors of the “Werewolf of Gotham.” Determined to crack this case, Batman finds no leads and a mysterious, hairy, chain-smoking figure dogging his every move. The Dark Knight’s dangerously close to losing his cool when a series of bombings levels the city’s libraries in the days leading up to the 32nd annual Gotham Literary Festival. As Batman narrows in on the Bookworm and his literary henchmen, he discovers that an invaluable book from another world is at the center of the violence. Stranger still, the wolf is in on it. But what kind of monster is built from such brains and brawn—and is he an enemy or an ally? Worlds collide as a Gotham mystery kick-starts a return to the world of Fables!

 

INFERNO #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Valerio Schiti (CA) Jerome Opena
THE CULMINATION OF JONATHAN HICKMAN’S X-MEN BEGINS HERE!
“There will be an island-not the first, but the last…” Promises were made and broken. The rulers of Krakoa have been playing a dangerous game with a dangerous woman, and they are about to see how badly that can burn them. Mastermind of the X-Men JONATHAN HICKMAN brings his plans to a head, joined by an incredible lineup of artists beginning with VALERIO SCHITI… as one woman follows through on her promise to burn the nation of Krakoa to the ground.

 

 

Featured Books:

BRZRKR (BERZERKER) TP VOL 01
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt (A) Ron Garney (CA) Rafael Grampá
A WAR WITH NO END, A MAN WITH NO LIMITS.
The man known only as B. is half-mortal and half-God, cursed and compelled to violence…even at the sacrifice of his sanity.
But after centuries, B. may have finally found a refuge – working for the U.S. government to fight the battles too violent and too dangerous for anyone else.
In exchange, B. will be granted the one thing he desires: the truth about his endless blood-soaked existence…and how to end it.
Keanu Reeves makes his comic book writing debut alongside New York Times bestselling co-writer Matt Kindt (Folklords, Grass Kings) and acclaimed artist Ron Garney (Juggernaut) in a brutally violent new series about one immortal warrior’s fight through the ages.
Collects BRZRKR #1-4.

 

HAHA TP
IMAGE COMICS
(W) W. Maxwell Prince (A) Martin Morazzo & Various (CA) Vanesa R. Del Rey
ICE CREAM MAN writer W. MAXWELL PRINCE brings his signature style of oneshot storytelling to the world of clowns-and he’s invited SOME OF THE BEST ARTISTS IN COMICS to join him for the ride.
HAHA is a genre-jumping, throat-lumping look at the sad, scary, hilarious life of those who get paid to play the fool-but these ain’t your typical jokers. With chapters drawn by VANESA DEL REY (REDLANDS), GABRIEL WALTA (Vision), ROGER LANGRIDGE (Thor), and more,
HAHA peeks under the big top, over the rainbow, and even inside a balloon to tell a wide-ranging slew of stories about “funny” men and women, proving that some things are so sad you just have to laugh.
COLLECTS HAHA #1-6

 

TEEN TITANS BEAST BOY LOVES RAVEN TP
DC Comics
(W) Kami Garcia (A/CA) Gabriel Picolo
Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo continue their New York Times bestselling Teen Titans series, and give readers the romantic meet-up we’ve all been waiting for! It seems like years, but it’s only been a few days since Raven Roth recovered her memories, trapped her demon father, Trigon, in her amulet, and had her heart broken for the first time. But she doesn’t have time to worry about the past…she has to focus on finding a way to get rid of Trigon for good. Garfield Logan still can’t believe he has the power to transform into animals. But controlling his newfound abilities is difficult, and their unpredictable nature could have dangerous consequences. Knowing his parents kept this secret hidden from him only makes Gar feel more alone. He and Raven both seeking answers from the one person who seems to have them all figured out: Slade Wilson. When their paths cross in Nashville, Raven and Gar can’t help but feel a connection, despite the secrets they try to hide from each other. It will take a lot of trust and courage to overcome the wounds of their pasts. But can they find acceptance for the darkest parts of themselves? Or maybe even love?

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE TP VOL 08 DEATH METAL
DC Comics
(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Xermanico, Robson Rocha, Daniel Henriques (CA) Howard Porter
Spinning out of the pages of Dark Nights: Death Metal, Nightwing’s on a mission to free the Legion of Doom from Perpetua’s clutches, and he’s formed his own Justice League to do it! Starfire, Cyborg, Hawkgirl, and Detective Chimp team up to fight their way through an Earth twisted by the Dark Multiverse, but they’ll need one more to get the job done…none other than Lex Luthor! Featuring the talents of superstar writer Joshua Williamson (Infinite Frontier, The Flash) and fan-favorite artists Xermanico (Justice League Dark, Wonder Woman) and Robson Rocha (Aquaman, Supergirl), this volume collects Justice League #53-57.

New Comics & Books for 9/22/21!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

Featured Comics:

DEATH OF DOCTOR STRANGE #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jed MacKay (A) Lee Garbett (CA) Kaare Andrews
DEATH COMES FOR THE SORCERER SUPREME!
Doctor Stephen Strange is the world’s greatest neurosurgeon and Earth’s Sorcerer Supreme. He defends our planet from the supernatural and interdimensional threats no other hero is equipped to handle. But what would happen if he unexpectedly died? Who would protect Earth and keep the mystical evils at bay? And most importantly…who killed Stephen Strange?! The final chapter in the life of Doctor Strange starts here by Jed MacKay (Moon Knight, Black Cat) and Lee Garbett (Captain Marvel)!

 

AQUAMAN THE BECOMING #1
DC Comics
(W) Brandon Thomas (A) Diego Olortegui (CA) David Talaski
Jackson Hyde finally has it all. Mentors who support him, a community that loves him, an honest relationship with his mother, a cute new guy in Amnesty Bay who’s caught his eye, and access to Aquaman’s private training facility in Atlantis. Well, he had it all—until that training facility and half of the Atlantean palace got blown to kingdom come with Jackson in them. Now Jackson stands accused of wrecking the life he worked so hard to build. Aqualad’s going to need all of his skills, wit, and cunning just to prove his own innocence, let alone graduate from sidekick to Aquaman!

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FREE RPG DAY 2021!


Saturday, October 16th at 11am

FREE ROLE-PLAYING GAME DAY is an annual gaming event celebrating the joy of tabletop role-playing, popularized by games like DUNGEONS & DRAGONS! Established in 2007, Free RPG Day works with participating hobby game retailers and RPG publishers to bring new and exclusive RPG quickstart rules and adventure modules into your hands!

10% OFF ALL GAMES & GAMING SUPPLIES!

ADULT GUESTS at 11am will receive their CHOICE of a “FREE ROLE-PLAYING GAME DAY” GAMING ITEM!
(while supplies last)

ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY, can enter our FREE RAFFLE for a chance to win EVERY “FREE RPG DAY” ITEM!

Special prize added to our Free RPG Day raffle:
“The Last Session” Comic Book Gift Box, containing a set of polyhedral dice, dice bag, poster, postcard, and preview of the “character sheet” cover for the comic’s 2nd issue!

THE LAST SESSION #1
MAD CAVE STUDIOS
(W) Jasmine Walls (A) Dozerdraws
Roll for initiative! Jay, Lana, Drew, Walter, and Shen have played Dice & Deathtraps together since high school. Now, on the verge of graduating college and scattering, they’ve decided to finally complete their unfinished first campaign. But when Jay’s partner Cassandra joins as a new player, Lana’s afraid the party won’t ever finish their quest…
Expected 12/1/2021!

  • Fabula Ultima (only available to raffle winner)
  • DCC The Sunken Tower of Set
  • DCC Tomb of the Savage Kings
  • Starfinder: The Starfinder Four vs. The Hardlight Harlequin
  • Pathfinder: Threshold of Knowledge
  • Steampunk Clockwork D6
  • D&D Frameworks Grim Cottage Set
  • Level 1: We All Wear Masks
  • How To Build a Boss Fight Final Chamber Book and Miniature
  • Humblewood: The Heart of Dako
  • Zara Harlowe
  • Root: Bertram’s Cove
  • Gate Keeper Games: D20 and D6 set
  • Victoriana: Going Underground
  • Warhammer: Age of Sigmar RPG: Reap and Sow
  • Blue Rose
  • Dune: Wormsign
  • Star Trek Adventures: Quickstart Guide
  • Achtung! Cthulhu: Quickstart Guide
  • Twilight Imperium: Ashes of Power
  • Into the Würmhole: Infinite Black
  • Talisman Adventures: Curse of the Rat Queen
  • Iron Kingdoms: An Echo in the Darkness
  • Zombicide: Chronicles
  • Epic Encounters: The Hills Have Legs

Learn more at…
https://www.freerpgday.com
https://www.facebook.com/FreeRPGDay
https://twitter.com/FreeRPGDay

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 9/10/21

*** Editor’s note: Sorry, we missed posting this on September 10th! D’oh!  

HACHI-MACHI!

Sorry! Been busy!

Mucho, mucho busy! However my absence has not been in vain.

These many efforts of both myself and others have born fruit. They’re looking pretty nice! Have a gander!

 

Ultimate Fallout #4, first appearance of Miles Morales, Near Mint Minus (9.2), $899.

 

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New Comics & Books for 9/15/21!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

Featured Comics:

STAR WARS WAR BOUNTY HUNTERS BOUSHH #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Alyssa Wong (A) David Baldeon (CA) Mahmud Asrar
THE SECRET ORIGIN OF BOUSHH! A “WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS” TIE-IN!
Before PRINCESS LEIA acquired his armor to infiltrate Jabba the Hutt’s palace, BOUSHH roamed the galaxy as a bounty hunter. He and his team of lethal warriors were exiled from their homeworld; but what horrible event from Boushh’s past doomed them all to wander with no hope of ever returning? Desperate to survive, Boushh takes a suspicious job from a shadowy organization to assassinate DOMINA TAGGE, the leader of the powerful Tagge Family – a galactic dynasty stretching back countless generations. But Domina is the most dangerous enemy Boushh has ever faced, and the desperate exile has the most difficult choice of his life to make! ALYSSA WONG and David Baldeón’S one-shot is the third of four action-packed “War of the Bounty Hunters” tie-ins about the criminal underworld’s most notorious hunters and scoundrels, all told by the best STAR WARS writers and illustrators in the galaxy.

 

PRIMORDIAL #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Andrea Sorrentino
Mind-bending sci-fi collides with Cold War thriller in this six-issue miniseries by the bestselling and Eisner-winning creative team behind GIDEON FALLS!
In 1957, the USSR launched the dog, Laika, into Earth’s orbit. Two years later, the USA responded with two monkeys, Able and Baker. These animals never returned. But, unbeknownst to everyone, they did not die in orbit…they were taken. And now they are coming home.

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New Comics & Books For 9/8/21!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

 

Featured Comics:

BLACK MANTA #1
DC Comics
(W) Chuck Brown (A/CA) Valentine De Landro
Following his appearance in the Aquaman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular, the scourge of the seas now gets his own series. Black Manta is chasing a rare metal with incredible powers, and he’s not the only one who wants to get his hands on it, friend and foe alike! Torrid is a former ally who has escaped hell (literally!) to answer the call of the metal, but can Manta trust her? Hopefully so because he might need her help to fend off Devil Ray, a new competitor for the role of the biggest villain underwater. Both Aquaman: The Becoming #1 and Black Manta #1 feature a connecting variant cover by superstar artist Francis Manapul! INTRODUCING NEW HERO TORRID AND VILLAIN DEVIL RAY!

 

MAZEBOOK #1
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W/A/CA) Jeff Lemire
From New York Times bestselling and Eisner Award-winning Black Hammer creator Jeff Lemire comes this ambitious and haunting comic series about family, mourning, and reality.
A lonely building inspector still grieving the loss of his puzzle-loving daughter receives a mysterious phone call one night from a girl claiming it’s her and that she’s trapped in the middle of a labyrinth. Convinced that this child is contacting him from beyond this world, he uses an unfinished maze from one of her journals and a map of the city to trace an intricate path through a different plane of reality on an intense and melancholy adventure to bring his daughter back home.
The only way out is in . . .

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EC BOOK CLUB – REMINA BY JUNJI ITO!

Sunday, October 3rd from 4:30 to 5:30pm

The Emerald City Book Club meets the FIRST SUNDAY of the month from 4:30 to 5:30pm in our Events Room (or on Zoom during COVID), to chat about the featured book. We sometimes begin the meetings with a “Comics 101” introduction giving some historical, artistic, or social background on the book, and then we dive right into discussion!

Emerald City is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: EC Book Club – October 3rd (part 1)
Time: Oct 3, 2021 04:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Meeting ID: 761 9896 6346
*** Contact chad@emeraldcitycomics.com for the Passcode

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The 2nd part of the meeting:

Topic: EC Book Club – October 3rd (part 2)
Time: Oct 3, 2021 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Meeting ID: 785 2268 1248

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

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

This month’s featured book is…

REMINA BY JUNJI ITO
VIZ
(W/A) Junji Ito
An unknown planet emerges from inside a wormhole, and its discoverer, Dr. Oguro, christens the celestial body “Remina” after his own daughter. His finding is met with great fanfare, and Remina herself rises to fame. However, the planet picks up speed as it moves along in its curious orbit, eliminating planets and stars one after another until finally Earth itself faces extinction… Is the girl Remina the true cause of the catastrophe? A masterwork of horror from Junji Ito, unfolding on a universal scale.

Recommendations for New Books & Comics expected NOVEMBER 2021!

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

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

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

From the Previews Catalog #396, SEPTEMBER 2021 (for books arriving mainly in NOVEMBER 2021)…

https://www.previewsworld.com/catalog
http://emeraldcitycomics.com/dc-connect
https://prhcomics.com/catalogcategory/marvel-catalogs

 

JOY OPERATIONS #1
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Stephen Byrne
Brian Michael Bendis, the New York Times bestselling and multi-Eisner Award winner, teams up with scorching hot comics sensation Stephen Byrne (Wonder Twins, Legion of Superheroes) for their very first creator-owned blockbuster series.
Fifty-five years from now. Joy is an EN•VOI. A special agent of one of the JONANDO TRUST. Trusts are corporate-owned cities that are the centerpiece of modern society. She rights wrongs for the trust. She is excellent. Perfection. Hard on herself. Driven. Almost legendary in some parts. Until one day a voice pops in her head trying to get her to betray everything she has ever believed.
All this and also an exclusive look behind-the-scenes and a look forward to other Jinxworld projects coming exclusively to Dark Horse.

 

 

FOX AND HARE #1
VAULT COMICS
(W) Jonathan Tsuei (A) Stacey Lee (CA) Stacy Lee
When black market coder Aurora Yi uncovers top secret data that has tapped into the past lives of the citizens of Mazu Bay, her world is turned upside down. The mega corporation Synastry Designs wants its data back and is hot on her trail. Aurora has no choice but to turn to the Fox and the Hare, the most feared mercenaries in the city, for protection.

 

 

LUNAR ROOM #1
VAULT COMICS
(W) Danny Lore (A/CA) Giorgia Sposito
Cynthia “Sin” Breaker used to be a lot of things. A werewolf. A mob enforcer for a powerful mage. A name feared on every street of Solar City. But now she’s forcibly retired from all those things, trying to get over her past job and past loves.
Zac Zero is a mage with their own agenda, and right now, item #1 is to hire some protection. Normally, Sin wouldn’t look twice, but Zero may have the key to getting back the most important thing she ever lost: herself.

 

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New Comics & Books for 9/1/21

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Featured Comics:

DARK AGES #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Tom Taylor (A/CA) Iban Coello
This is what the Watcher has been watching for!
• A danger older than the Earth threatens everything. For once, the heroes who have saved the planet so many times are almost powerless in the face of it.
• X-Men and Avengers assemble. Spider-People and Fantastic Four come together. Heroes for Hire fight alongside Champions.
• None of it will be enough.
• The lights are about to go out.
• The world outside our window…is about to end.
• An all-new saga of the Marvel Universe as you’ve never seen it before from Tom Taylor and Iban Coello!

 

RED SONJA
DYNAMITE
(W) Mirka Andolfo (A) Giuseppe Cafaro (CA) Mirka Andolfo
MOTHER, PART ONE. Industry icon MIRKA ANDOLFO presents an all-new vision for the She-Devil With A Sword, in a thrilling new ongoing series! Our story begins in a village on fire, set by members of the dreaded Three-Eyed Shezem. When Red Sonja arrives, the only survivor of the flame is a lively child with curious white tattoos. The child will become Sonja’s travel companion, on a journey from hardened ice to imposing forests, where dangerous secrets wait to be revealed…
Begin a trailblazing adventure with MIRKA ANDOLFO (Unnatural, Mercy) and incredible artist GIUSEPPE CAFARO (Suicide Squad)!
Neapolitan artist and writer, Mirka Andolfo is one of the most complete and eclectic Italian creators in the international field. Her Mercy series was published almost simultaneously in Italy (November 2019, Panini Comics), France (January 2020, Éditions Glénat) and United States (March 2020, Image Comics).
Her ControNatura (Panini Comics) is one of the most successful Italian series of the last few years. Published in the USA by Image Comics under the title Unnatural, it’s a best-selling hit with several reprints already.
Andolfo has been collaborating with DC Comics since 2015, having lent her pencils to such titles as Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, Catwoman, Bombshells, Teen Titans, Green Arrow, R.W.B.Y. and Hex Wives.
Also as an artist, she’s drawn comics for Dynamite and Aspen, as well as some short stories for Vertigo and DC’s Young Animal, and she’s working on covers for DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Valiant, BOOM! Studios, Aspen, Zenescope.

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New Comics & Books for 8/25/21!!!

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Featured Comics:

SUPERMAN 78 #1
DC Comics
(W) Robert Venditti (A/CA) Wilfredo Torres
Fly into director Richard Donner’s Superman once more in Superman ’78! Written by Robert Venditti (Superman: Man of Tomorrow) and drawn by Wilfredo Torres (Batman ’66), Superman ’78 tells a brand-new adventure in the world of the beloved film. A bright, shining day in Metropolis is interrupted by a mysterious drone that crash-lands in the city and starts wreaking havoc. This looks like a job for Superman! But where did the metallic menace come from, what is its purpose, and who is Brainiac?

 

CABLE RELOADED #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Al Ewing (A) Bob Quinn (CA) Stefano Caselli
THE BIG GUN IS BACK!
It’s a new era, in a new galaxy, that’s under siege from a deadly new threat…but you can still rely on one man. Cable is locked, loaded and landing on the deadliest planet in X-history – to steal the ultimate weapon…and stop the LAST ANNIHILATION!

 

ECHOLANDS #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) J. H. Williams, Haden Blackman (A) J. H. Williams, Dave Stewart (CA) J. H. Williams
A MAJOR IMAGE COMICS 2021 EVENT.
The story of Earth’s last war starts with Hope’s sticky fingers…
The multiple award winning BATWOMAN team JH Williams III (Promethea, The Sandman: Overture, Batman) and W. Haden Blackman (Star Wars, Elektra) reunite for an all-new ongoing series! They’re joined once again by colorist supreme Dave Stewart and master letterer Todd Klein.
In a bizarre future world that has forgotten its history, a reckless thief Hope Redhood holds the key to excavating its dark strange past – if only she and her crew can escape a tyrannical wizard and his unstoppable daughter. But fate will send them all on a path leading to a war between worlds.
ECHOLANDS is a landscape format mythic fiction epic where anything is possible; a fast-paced genre mashup adventure that combines everything from horror movie vampires to classic mobsters and cyborg elves, to Roman demigods and retro rocket ships. It’s going to be a helluva ride!
Each issue of the series will offer a Raw Cut edition, featuring the art from J H Williams III as it looked leaving his work studio.

 

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New Comics & Books For 8/18/21!!!

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Featured Comics:

KANG THE CONQUEROR #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing (A) Carlos Magno (CA) Mike Del Mundo
THE ORIGIN OF KANG!
The man called Kang the Conqueror has been a pharaoh, a villain, a warlord of the space ways and even, on rare occasions, a hero. Across all timelines, one fact seemed absolute: Time means nothing to Kang the Conqueror.
But the truth is more complex. Kang is caught in an endless cycle of creation and destruction dictated by time and previously unseen by any but the Conqueror himself. A cycle that could finally explain the enigma that is Kang. And a cycle that begins and ends with an old and broken Kang sending his younger self down a dark path…

 

SECOND CHANCES #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Ricky Mammone (A/CA) Max Bertolini
Second Chances Hotline – call now and get a new identity! All you need is some cash, a proper referral, and a very good reason to start over. When Leblanc, the man behind the hotline, is approached by a shady figure from his past, he’s forced to accept a new client who doesn’t meet any of the requirements – a client with chemically induced amnesia in desperate need of protection. Up-and-coming writer RICKY MAMMONE and artist MAX BERTOLINI (The Witcher, Nathan Never) explode onto the scene with this psychedelic, action-packed, bizarre noir that feels like John Wick punching through an existential French New Wave fever dream.

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BATMAN DAY 2021!


Saturday, September 18th from 11am to 8pm

Help us celebrate DC Comics’ annual Batman Day with a FREE BATMAN COMIC!

Each Guest can choose one of the following comics, and kids will also have a choice of two coloring sheets, while supplies last:

  • BATMAN DAY 2021 THE WORLD #1 – TEEN+
  • BATMAN DAY 2021 KNIGHTWATCH BAT-TECH #1 – ALL AGES
  • BATMAN DAY 2021 FORTNITE ZERO POINT #1 – TEEN

Also, plan to snack or lunch at “The Fat Chick” food truck! Always an inventive, fun, and delicious menu!

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