Thanks to the Internet, this past week has seen a big interest in the new Star Wars trailer and the new Netflix series, Daredevil! To keep the excitement going, EC will be hosting another double-header event!
On Saturday, April 25th, join us for a MEET-AND-GREET with
ONE-MAN STAR WARS STAR CHARLES ROSS from 11am-1pm!!!
He’ll be here for pics and autographs right before his live show at the Straz Center in downtown Tampa!
PLUS, the FIRST 100 GUESTS will receive a FREE STAR WARS DOUBLE-SIDED MINI POSTER featuring covers from all 4 April Star Wars comics!!!
AND, you can enter our TWO LIVE RAFFLES for a chance to win 1 PAIR OF TICKETS to Saturday Night’s 7:30 performance, and a separate raffle for 1 of 3 sets of BOTH EC STAR WARS #1 VARIANT COVERS and a $25 EC GIFT CERTIFICATE!!!
Then, let’s swing right into Daredevil! All day long, SAVE 20% on ALL* DAREDEVIL & DD FAMILY MERCHANDISE!
(*Vintage comics not included; “DD Family” includes Black Widow and DD’s Villains.)
PLUS, MEET DAREDEVIL LIVE, IN-PERSON for pics and autographs from 1-3pm and 5-7pm!!!
Finally, we will be hosting a G.I. Joe and Collectible Toys convention and YOU’RE invited!!!
Join us from 11am – 5pm to see some amazing collection pieces and buy some treasures not found in Emerald City! (If such a thing is even possible!)
Saturday, May 2nd is Free Comic Book Day, and all Guests can stop by that day and choose three out of the fifty available free comic books!
But on Wednesday, April 29th, you can enter a raffle to win one of each of ALL FIFTY COMICS — in a Free Comic Book Day tote bag illustrated by Amanda Conner!!!
FIVE winners will be drawn for this raffle!
Also, enter another raffle to win the second two weeks of DC’s Convergence variant covers by Chip Kidd!
Two winners will be drawn for this raffle!
The drawing will be held on Friday, May 1st at 11am!
Free Comic Book Day raffle winners may pick up their prize on or after Saturday, May 2nd.
DC Convergence raffle winners may pick up their prize as soon as they are notified.
*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.)
IT’S HERE!!! The comic book fan’s BIGGEST DAY OF THE YEAR!!!
And, in typical fashion, Emerald City will be bringing you a fantastic day!!!
FCBD will run from 11am – 9pm!
There will be 50 different comics to choose from, while they last!
ALL Graphic Novels will be 25% OFF!
We’ll have special comic book guests throughout the day!
The Happy Hour with Johnny & Duce Podcast will be broadcasting from EC live during the day!!!
Extra parking will be available next door from our friends at Mercury Medical!
Here’s a breakdown of the day:
From 11am – 2pm, we’ll have a special Artist’s Row of comic professionals, selling prints and other items to raise money for Team Arrow’s Muscular Dystrophy Association!
The Artist’s Row includes:
Steve Lydic, Timothy Nguyen, Josh Bauer, Derrick Fish, Javier Lugo, Israel Otero and Gray Hollow!!!
There will also be raffles for some amazing prizes to raise additional funds for MDA!!!
From 3-5pm, Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner (DC’s “Harley Quinn” monthly series), will be here for a meet-and-greet and FREE signings!
(As a side note, if you want to complete your Harley Quinn collection, “Harley Quinn” interior artist, Chad Hardin will be visiting our friends at Yancy Street Comics in Port Richey from 10am – 5pm!)
David’s Dawg House will have delicious franks and related foods for sale in front of the store from 10am – 5pm!
And once the day is over on Saturday, you can come see us again on Sunday, May 3rd and SAVE 10% OFF on ALL TOYS AND GAMES!!!
Happy FCBD from your friends at Emerald City!!!
Here’s the list of gaming events coming up!
See http://emeraldcitycomics.com/events for complete details
Sat Apr 25 7:00pm – 11:00pm
EC Board Game Night
Sun Apr 26 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Pokemon League (youth)
Mon Apr 27 6:00pm – 9:00pm
DBZ Pick UP Tourney Nights!
Tue Apr 28 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild – Season of the Shackles
Thu Apr 30 6:00pm – 9:00pm
EC! Living Card Game Night
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And also see the Events page on our website for upcoming events:
(Please note: the following featured items were expected to ship, but are not guaranteed to be in-stock in the case of shortages or sell-outs)
Click here for new releases!
Featured Comic Books:
AVENGERS OPERATION HYDRA #1
(W) Will Pilgrim (A) Andrea DiVito (CA) Michael Ryan
• Before next summer’s blockbuster film, join the Avengers – Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hawkeye, Black Widow, and the Hulk– as they set off on an all-new adventure against a secret Hydra splinter cell!
• Black Widow’s discovered a startling development, but what exactly is Hydra up to?
• It’ll take teamwork to topple Hydra’s latest plot…but only one Avenger has the skill needed to save the day!
• PLUS: Reprinting Avengers #16, presenting the story that brought Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch onto the team for the first time!
• PLUS PLUS: This cover will be featured as an AVENGERS COLORING POSTER.
DEADLY CLASS #12 (MR)
(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Wesley Craig
NEW STORY ARC
As the Devil’s Cartel hit squad closes in, Marcus must rely on the girl whose heart he just broke to avoid getting a bullet in his own.
EMPIRE UPRISING #1
(W) Mark Waid (A/CA) Barry Kitson
It’s been a year since the events of the original Empire, and much has changed for Golgoth, the first super-villain to conquer the world. Can he hold onto his reign-and does he even want to?
INFINITE LOOP #1 (OF 6)
(W) Pierrick Colinet (A/CA) Elsa Charretier
A dynamically graphic, science-fictiony, poetical, paradoxical wunderkind of a sexy, time-traveling, adventure-packed comic series begins here!
(W) Chip Zdarsky (A/CA) Kagan McLeod
A space expedition goes horribly wrong because if it didn’t there would be no story! Reluctant explorer Keith Kanga and his crew crash land on KAPTARA, a world filled with danger and weird danger and dangerous weirdos! And if he can’t survive then earth, the place where YOU live, is doomed!
Join CHIP ZDARSKY (Sex Criminals the Duck) and KAGAN McLEOD (Infinite Kung Fu) as they put the “fi” back into “sci-fi” and pretty much disregard the “sci” part in this epic story of punching and love!
LADY MECHANIKA TABLET OF DESTINIES #1 (OF 6) (MR)
(W) M. M. Chen (A/CA) Joe Benitez & Various
After a young friend shows up unexpectedly on her doorstep, Lady Mechanika finds herself on a globe-spanning trek in search of the Tablet of Destinies, an ancient Mesopotamian artifact reputed to hold the knowledge of the gods and the secrets of the universe. Join us for the beginning of an all-new adventure with our favorite steampunk heroine!
UNCLE SCROOGE #1
(W) Jonathan Gray, Rodolfo Cimino (A) Romano Scarpa (CA) Giorgio Cavazzano
Wak! Disney’s richest epic hero returns! In “The Wrath of Gigabeagle,” the McDuck Money Bin meets a monster-sized Beagle Boy mech!
Featured Graphic Novels:
(W) Mark Millar (A/CA) Duncan Fregredo
Growing up in Detroit, Roscoe and his friends know all about hard luck. But their fates take a different turn when they stumble upon a street drug called MPH-little pills that give them the power of super speed, and the opportunity of a lifetime. But zooming through their riches has its downsides. When time is your only asset, what happens when the clock runs out?
SUPERIOR IRON MAN PREM HC VOL 01 INFAMOUS
(W) Tom Taylor (A) Yildiray Cinar (CA) Mike Choi
How much would you pay for perfection? Beauty? Immortality? Tony Stark knows, and he’s ready to give it to you – but at a terrible price! The AXIS effect has changed Tony: He’s more stylish, more confident and more cunning than ever before. And he’s ready to lead San Francisco into the future – but the first step is to release Extremis upon the entire city! Daredevil isn’t down with Stark’s new vision of the future – but can the Man Without Fear lead the rebellion against the Superior Iron Man? How far will Tony go to keep the secret of his success private? As Tony’s actions become more questionable, who will conspire to take him down? Has his negligence bred monsters? And will those monsters destroy him? A bold new direction for the Armored Avenger begins! Collecting SUPERIOR IRON MAN #1-5.
TOWN CALLED DRAGON TP VOL 01
(W) Judd Winick (A/CA) Geoff Shaw
Legendary Comics transports you to A Town Called Dragon. On the surface it seems like your average all-American tourist trap, but this snow-covered town hides a burning secret. After centuries of lying buried within the depths of an icy mountain, the world’s last dragon egg finally hatches-endangering modern life as we know it. Now an unlikely group of dangerously unqualified, ordinary citizens must band together, battling the elements – and each other – to slay this menacing creature.
WOLVERINES TP VOL 01 DANCING WITH DEVIL
(W) Charles Soule, Ray Fawkes (A) Nick Bradshaw & Various (CA) Nick Bradshaw
From the pages of DEATH OF WOLVERINE! Logan may be dead – but what will happen to his mortal remains, encased in Adamantium? The battle for control of this valuable artifact has begun, death is on the books for a dozen heroes and villains, and Mystique is playing chess with them all! As Sinister strikes, Daken lies crippled, and death looms for Shogun’s Weapon X crew. Only Wolverine’s legacy – X-23, Sabretooth, Mystique and Lady Deathstrike – can save them all. But none of them can be trusted! Then: introducing Fantomelle, the world’s most unstoppable thief, engineered to perfection! But will she be destroyed by a nightmarish monster before the Wolverines can recruit her? And surprises lay in store when the Wolverines assault Mr. Sinister’s fortress! Sinister has plans for Logan’s body – but how are the Amazing X-Men involved? Collecting WOLVERINES #1-5.
Back Issues / Vintage Comics
Okay, we’re just gonna go ahead and show off a little bit here with this week’s books. These books are so unbelievably good! This is high-end merchandise we’re talking about here so please, serious inquiries only. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Amazing Fantasy #15, first appearance of Spider-Man in a PGX graded Very Good+ (4.5), Signature Series signed by Stan Lee.
Amazing Fantasy #15 (that’s right, another one!) (Restored; VF- 7.5)
Amazing Spider-Man #1, Spidey’s first comic of his very own! (F+ 6.5)
Amazing Spider-Man #129, first appearance of the Punisher in a PGX graded 9.8 (Near Mint/Mint).
Incredible Hulk #181, first appearance of Wolverine in a CGC graded 9.8 (Near Mint/Mint).
Batman Adventures #12, first appearance of Harley Quinn in a PGX graded 9.6 (Near Mint+).
X-Men #1, yes, the very first X-Men from 1963 by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby! (VF 8.0)
Yeah … that’s right, books that awesome actually exist and we have them. Again folks, serious inquiries only.
IRON KINGDOMS RPG: UNLEASHED
Welcome to the savage side of the Iron Kingdoms! Iron Kingdoms Unleashed explores the untamed lands of western Immoren, where even the heroes are monsters. To survive, you’ll need a bad attitude and a big appetite. Bash, slice, and chomp your way through your foes, then use their broken bodies as a power-packed snack to fuel your rampages or as ingredients for your primal magic. Monsters may be bad, but being a monster is good.
CATAN – 5TH EDITION
Your adventurous settlers seek to tame the remote but rich isle of Catan. Start by revealing Catan’s many harbors and regions: pastures, fields, mountains, hills, forests, and desert. The random mix creates a different board virtually every game.
No two games are the same!
Embark on a quest to settle the isle of Catan!
Guide your settlers to victory by clever trading and cunning development. Use resource combinations grain, wool, ore, brick, and lumber to buy handy development cards and build roads, settlements, and cities. Acquire your resources through trades, cards, or lucky dice (even outside your turn).
But beware! Someone might cut off your road or buy a monopoly. And you never know when the wily robber might steal some of your precious gains!
THE LORD OF THE RINGS LCG: THE TREASON OF SARUMAN SAGA EXPANSION
The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game – The Treason of Saruman contains three new scenarios — The Uruk-hai, Helm’s Deep, and The Road to Isengard — that recreate the adventures recorded in The Two Towers, the second part of the epic The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien. Join Aragorn and his companions as they combat the treachery of Saruman. Race across Rohan in pursuit of the Uruk-hai, fight to defend Helm’s Deep, and march alongside the Ents as they attack Isengard itself!
In addition to these exciting scenarios, The Treason of Saruman also includes new heroes and player cards that increase the customization options of the game.
Toys / Collectables
HALO 4 SERIES 3 AF
TMP TOYS / MCFARLANE’S TOYS
From McFarlane Toys. McFarlane Toys proudly announces the third series of action figures based on Microsoft Studios & 343 Industries’ major game title, Halo 4! Just like the previous series, this line brings all-new, never-before-seen characters, weapons and accessories from Halo 4 to your figure collection. Each highly detailed figure stands approximately 6″ tall and includes an average of 25 points of articulation! Jul ‘Mdama comes adorned in Blue Zealot Armor with a holographic symbol denoting leadership on his helmet, and wields the redesigned version of the Energy Sword. Spartan Throne comes equipped in standard recruit armor with an Assault Rifle.
BATMAN ANIMATED NBA CREEPER AF
Build your Batman collection with these highly articulated 6-inch scale action figures that transform the designs of the Emmy Award-winning animated series to poseable works of art.
Each figure comes with multiple show specific accessories!
GAME OF THRONES FIGURE JOFFREY BARATHEON
DARK HORSE COMICS
Dark Horse has rocked the collectibles world with its series of stunning Game of Thrones figures. Sculpted and painted with painstaking detail, these figures capture the character of the show and the likenesses of the HBO series cast.