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!

Learn more at https://www.freerpgday.com

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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“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!!!

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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, September 5th 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

Click here for the full list of new releases!

 

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!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

 

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!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

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!

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 8/10/21

That new Venom trailer! WOOOOO!

Not too many people can pull off a crushed velvet jacket but apparently Woody Harrelson is on that short list.

What can’t that guy do, right?

Amazing Spider-Man #361 Newsstand cover, first full appearance of Carnage, Near Mint Minus (9.2), $379.

 

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New Comics & Books 8/11/21!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

 

Featured Comics:

DEFENDERS #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Al Ewing (A/CA) Javier Rodriguez
SUPERSTARS AL EWING & JAVIER RODRÍGUEZ REUNITE FOR A COSMOS-COLLIDING JOURNEY!
When existence itself faces extraordinary threats, it needs an extraordinary defense! That’s when you call…THE DEFENDERS!
DOCTOR STRANGE and the MASKED RAIDER take a non-team of Marvel’s weirdest, wildest heroes on a mission that will uncover the hidden architecture of reality itself! This cosmos was not the first to exist…but if the DEFENDERS can’t track Marvel’s oldest villain through the deepest trenches of time – it might be the last!

 

HARDWARE SEASON ONE #1
DC Comics
(W) Brandon Thomas (A) Denys Cowan, Bill Sienkiewicz (CA) Mateus Manhanini
Curtis Metcalf was the brightest shining star of Alva Industries, a brilliant scientist mentored by Edwin Alva since childhood…until the failures of Alva technology at the Big Bang disaster threatened to destroy the company, and Alva needed a scapegoat. Now Curtis is on the run from the Dakota police department…but a man as smart—and paranoid—as Curtis takes precautions. With a nearly indestructible suit of armor and remarkable inventions that he never handed over to Alva, Curtis stands determined to do much more than clear his name…he’s going to take the fight back to Alva himself! Writer Brandon Thomas (Future State: Aquaman, Excellence) is joined by Hardware’s co-creator and Milestone founder Denys Cowan to open a legendary new chapter in the story of the Milestone Universe’s most complicated man! Is a better world on his mind? Or just a world built for him?

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Recommendations for New Books & Comics expected OCTOBER 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 #395, AUGUST 2021 (for books arriving mainly in OCTOBER 2021)…

https://www.previewsworld.com/catalog

http://emeraldcitycomics.com/dc-connect

https://prhcomics.com/dynamic-titlelist/marvel

 

FRIDAY TP BOOK 01 FIRST DAY OF CHRISTMAS
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Ed Brubaker (A) Marcos Martin, Muntsa Vicente (CA) Marcos Martin
A young adult detective hero finally grows up in the first volume of this genre-defying, post-YA masterpiece from award-winning creators ED BRUBAKER (RECKLESS, FRIEND OF THE DEVIL, PULP, KILL OR BE KILLED) and MARCOS MARTIN (THE PRIVATE EYE, Daredevil).
Friday Fitzhugh spent her childhood solving crimes and digging up occult secrets with her best friend Lancelot Jones, the smartest boy in the world. But that was the past. Now she’s in college, starting a new life on her own – or so she thought. When Friday comes home for the holidays, she’s immediately pulled back into Lance’s orbit and finds that something very strange and dangerous is happening in their little New England town…
This is literally the Christmas vacation from Hell, and they may not survive to see the New Year.

 

 

AMAZING SCREW ON HEAD & OTHER CURIOUS OBJECTS TP
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W/A/CA) Mike Mignola
When Emperor Zombie threatens the safety of all life on earth, President Lincoln enlists the aid of a mechanical head. With the help of associates Mr. Groin (a faithful manservant) and Mr. Dog (a dog), Screw-On Head must brave ancient tombs, a Victorian flying apparatus, and demons from a dimension inside a turnip. This beloved collection of oddball Mignola creations also includes “The Magician and the Snake” from Dark Horse Maverick: Happy Endings, and nearly fifty pages of additional material, available now for the first time in paperback!

 

 

ODYSSEY OF STAR WARS AN EPIC POEM HC
ABRAMS IMAGE
(W) Jack Mitchell
Journey to a galaxy far, far away like never before-through lyrical verse and meter. Like the tales of Odysseus and Beowulf, the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Jyn Erso, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader, and the Emperor are fraught with legendary battles, iconic heroes, fearsome warriors, sleek ships, and dangerous monsters. Beginning with Rogue One’s rebel heist on Scarif to secure the plans to the Death Star and continuing through the climax of Return of the Jedi, author Jack Mitchell uses the ancient literary form of epic poetry to put a new spin on the Star Wars saga. Punctuated with stunning illustrations inspired by the terracotta art of Greek antiquity, The Odyssey of Star Wars: An Epic Poem presents the greatest myth of the 20th century as it might have been told nearly 3,000 years ago.

 

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New Comics & Books for 8/4/21!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

 

Featured Comics:

ME YOU LOVE IN THE DARK #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Skottie Young (A/CA) Jorge Corona
Writer SKOTTIE YOUNG (I HATE FAIRYLAND, Deadpool, Strange Academy) and artist JORGE CORONA (NO. 1 WITH A BULLET, Super Sons, Feathers) follow up their critically acclaimed series MIDDLEWEST with a brand-new haunting tale. An artist named Ro retreats from the grind of the city to an old house in a small town to find solace and inspiration without realizing the muse within is not what she expected. Fans of Stephen King and Neil Gaiman will enjoy this beautiful, dark, and disturbing story of discovery, love, and terror.

 

SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE SPIRIT RIDER #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) B. Earl (A) Paul Davidson, Jeffrey Veregge (CA) Takashi Okazaki
SHE’S LIKE NO GHOST RIDER YOU’VE EVER SEEN!
SHE IS KUSHALA – A SORCERER SUPREME, A SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE…AND THE SAVIOR OF JOHNNY BLAZE’S SOUL!
Blaze has been through a lot lately, from ascending the throne of Hell to nearly murdering his former allies on the Avengers. But his nightmare is far from over. Something – or someone – is haunting him, and only a Ghost Rider with the powers of a Sorcerer Supreme can find out why. The dynamic writing duo of Taboo (of the Black Eyed Peas) and B. Earl expand the Rider mythos with an action-packed special that will kick off a brand-new era of vengeance! Kushala’s about to be the hottest thing in hell.

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EC BOOK CLUB – HELLBOY UNIVERSE ESSENTIALS: HELLBOY TP!


EC BOOK CLUB – HELLBOY UNIVERSE ESSENTIALS: HELLBOY TP
Sunday, September 5th 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 the COVID pandemic), 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 – September 5th (part one)
Time: Sep 5, 2021 04:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/77592404814?pwd=eEE4L0tFcXR6UWlwOEZwTXhKYXBsUT09

Meeting ID: 775 9240 4814
Passcode: ecbc

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Part two of the meeting:

Topic: EC Book Club – September 5th (part two)
Time: Sep 5, 2021 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/77820795536?pwd=cGl0YlhtcmttSVcydUNZSW9reE5Zdz09

Meeting ID: 778 2079 5536
Passcode: ecbc

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…

HELLBOY UNIVERSE ESSENTIALS: HELLBOY TP
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W/A/CA) Mike Mignola
Take a bite of the Hellboy universe with the creator’s hand-picked essential stories in this new jumping-on point collection! Confront the undead, swim to strange places, and encounter powerful fey in this introduction to the world of Hellboy. Newcomers to the series needn’t have read the original stories to jump right in and see what Hellboy is all about thanks to this collection of short stories, selected by Mike Mignola himself as the perfect introduction to his most famous comic book character! Featuring stories and art by Mike Mignola, with colors by longtime collaborator Dave Stewart, curious fantasy, horror, and occult readers looking for a taste of something different will love this new gateway into the Hellboy universe.

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 7/23/21

* Sorry folks – a glitch kept two weeks worth of “Jabbers” from posting!

 

Lets see what we have for everybody this week.

Couple of Thors – Beta Ray Bill in the house!

We have a Madame Xanadu set here; guess that she’s going to be on the Tee-Vee now.

And a Hellboy to round out the order.

Not too shabby! Check ’em out!

 

Thor #337, first appearance of Beta Ray Bill, Very Fine/Near Mint (9.0), $249.

 

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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 7/16/21

* Sorry folks – a glitch kept two weeks worth of “Jabbers” from posting!

Whenever I played the Konami Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade game I always played Raphael even though Raphael was obviously the worst character in the game. Loyal to a fault.

No range. Raph had zero range.

I would occasionally play Michelangelo just for the sake of variety though.

Michelangelo’s alright. That guy knows how to party!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 Third Printing, first appearance of Shredder, Splinter, and the Turtles, signed by Kevin Eastman, Very Good Plus (4.5), $799.

 

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New Comics & Books For 7/28/21!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

 

Featured Comics:

SUPERMAN SON OF KAL-EL #1
DC Comics
(W) Tom Taylor (A/CA) John Timms
Jonathan Kent has experienced a lot in his young life. He’s traveled the galaxies with his Kryptonian grandfather and lived in the future with the Legion of Super-Heroes, who were intent on training him for the day his father, Clark Kent, could no longer be Superman. There is a hole in the Legion’s history that prevents Jon from knowing exactly when that will happen, but all signs point to it being very soon. It’s time for the son to wear the cape of his father and bear the symbol of hope that has told the world who Superman really is. Join writer Tom Taylor (Nightwing, DCeased) and artist John Timms (Infinite Frontier) as they usher in a whole new era for the House of El!

 

AMAZING FANTASY #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W/A/CA) Kaare Andrews
EXPERIENCE THESE HEROES LIKE NEVER BEFORE!
Red Room Black Widow, teenage Spider-Man, World War II Captain America – the most iconic versions of your favorite Marvel characters from across time and space all wake up on an island of intrigue, darkness and…Amazing Fantasy. Are they dead? Are they dreaming? Or have they truly been transported to another fantastical realm? And is there any way for them to return home?
This isn’t just a love letter to your favorite Marvel eras, it’s a reinvestment in the seminal characters you’ve always loved, plucked from their quintessential timelines. Brought to you by KAARE ANDREWS, this is the one you’ve been waiting for, True Believers… It’s one Amazing Fantasy for the ages!

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THE MANDALORIAN SIGNING WITH ‘GEKKO’ – DOMINIC PACE!

Saturday, August 7th at 11am

 

Dominic Pace is the actor who portrayed the bounty hunter Gekko in the first and third chapters of The Mandalorian – and you can meet him on Saturday, August 7th, here at EC! Pace is a lifelong Star Wars fan, and described his time on set and in costume as one of the coolest experiences of his lifetime.

 

We will be using tickets and the Telegram app to make the signing easy and safe for everyone involved! How it works:
  • Come to the store to get your ticket, which is just your number in line (1 ticket per group of family/friends). Tickets will be available in-store starting at 11am the Saturday before the signing (7/31), through the day of the signing. Please note: a ticket does not guarantee a chance to meet our Special Guest – we estimate there will be enough time to accommodate about 100 groups (or a bit more if our Special Guest is able to stay later). We will announce the final ticket number for which there is time, near the end of the event.
  • You will need to install the Telegram Messenger app and join the group “EC20210807” to look for your group’s ticket number to be called. You can install the app using these the QR code on your ticket, or now using these links:
  • The EC Team will use the app to call out to the Telegram Group what ticket number is coming up (once you are 10 tickets away, make sure you are in your car in the parking lot; once you are 5 tickets away, come to the door to be ready to enter – please maintain 6-foot distancing from other groups). Please do not park in the lot or enter the store until your number is around 10 away from the current ticket called, so that there is enough space for the Guests who have been called in already. 

If the Event Parking lots are full, please park along the sides of the road, avoiding entrances and mailboxes. DO NOT park in the grass of other businesses, please (you can park in the grass on our property!). *** WARNING: SOME BUSINESSES WILL TOW YOUR VEHICLE IF YOU PARK IN THEIR GRASS OR IN FRONT OF ENTRANCES OR MAILBOXES! ***

Mr. Pace will be wearing a face mask for his safety. We recommend face masks and social distancing for all Guests, but leave the decision up to each individual.

 

Dominic’s price list:
  • $25 print signed
  • $30 Beskar signed
He will have a new comic book available at the signing, featuring Gekko’s backstory!
There will be 4 variant covers:
  • 1 signed for $30
  • 2 for $50
  • 3 for $75
  • 4 for $100

Gekko – The Bounty Hunter #1 comic book synopsis:
After barely surviving the Battle for the Bounty, Gekko is on the hunt once again. Taking a job hunting down a familiar face, the bounty hunter stumbles upon a horrifying secret – one that brings back painful memories and old enemies.

 

Dominic Pace’s Star Wars info can be found at…

 

You can find him on social media at…

 

Agents of SLABS will be here to accept CGC autograph and grading submissions!
http://agentsofslabs.comLevel10 Certification Services will be here to facilitate Certificates of Authenticity!
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