“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 8/7/20

Spider-Man and his goblins.

Does Miles Morales have his own goblins, or does he just help Peter Parker out with his goblin problems?

Maybe Miles should have a rogues gallery populated by villains based around a different monster from Medieval folklore?

Brownies? Hippogriffs? Duendes?

I’m trying to think of monsters that Marvel haven’t used as villains already.

It’s actually kind of tough to come up with any!

 

Amazing Spider-Man #238, first appearance of Hobgoblin, CGC 9.0 (Very Fine/Near Mint), $225.

 

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New Games! 8/7/2020

FRIDAY THE 13TH: HORRO AT CAMP CRYSTAL LAKE

In Friday the 13th: Horror at Camp Crystal Lake, an anxiety-driven, press-your-luck horror game, players take on the roles of cliché camp counselors like the stereotypical Nerd, the Partier, the Nice Guy, the Final Girl, the Diva, and the Jock as they rely on chance and strategy to survive five nights being terrorized by blood-thirsty Jason. Coveted tools of survival are just within your reach to randomly draw from a camp bag: cast iron pans, gasoline, cleavers, flashlights and more. Collect them to make various combinations for points and use additional fear cards for ways to escape his attacks.

You have only strategy and supplies to keep you alive, but the odds of returning safely to the camp get slimmer with every turn! Steal supplies from your friends, take them with you to the cabin, or keep what you find and wait out the nights to be the last one standing!

 

 


HARRY POTTER: HOUSE CUP COMPETITION

Welcome to another year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! The House Cup calls for the brightest students to compete in this worker-placement strategy game. In Harry Potter: House Cup Competition, use gained knowledge and magic to learn lessons and complete challenges. Players send iconic characters like Harry Potter, Cedric Digory, Cho Chang, and Draco Malfoy out on the game board to enhance their skills. The player who earns the most points for their House will be named the House Cup Champion!

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EC BOOK CLUB – BATWOMAN ELEGY


Wednesday, September 2nd from 6:30pm to 7:30pm

The Emerald City Book Club meets the FIRST WEDNESDAY of the month from 6:30-7:30 pm, in “The Hub” at the center of the store (or by remote conference on Zoom during the COVID-19 crisis), to chat about the featured book. We usually begin each meeting with a “Comics 101” slideshow giving some historical, artistic, or social background on the book, and then we dive right into discussion!

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Topic: EC Book Club – September 2nd
Time: Sep 2, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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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://shopify.emeraldcitycomics.com/collections/ec-book-club-selection

This month’s featured book is…

BATWOMAN ELEGY TP
DC COMICS
(W) Greg Rucka (A/CA) J. H. Williams
“Almost epic in scope. Fantastic.” – Ain’t It Cool News
“One of the most gorgeous, expertly crafted comic books I’ve encountered in years.” – IGN
In these tales from DETECTIVE COMICS #854-860, Batwoman battles a madwoman known only as Alice, inspired by Alice in Wonderland, who sees her life as a fairy tale and everyone around her as expendable extras! Batwoman must stop Alice from unleashing a toxic death cloud over all of Gotham City – but Alice has more up her sleeve than just poison, and Batwoman’s life will never be the same again.

New Comics & Books for 8/5/2020!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

Featured Comics:

STAR WARS #5
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Charles Soule (A) Jesus Saiz (CA) R. B. Silva
The next steps on Luke Skywalker’s search for Jedi wisdom begin here!
• Following a mysterious vision he received on CLOUD CITY, Luke travels to a lost planet looking for a woman he believes may hold the key to his Jedi future and that of the entire Rebellion.
• But will he arrive at his destination in time to learn what he needs… or will the evil DARTH VADER get there first?

 

FIRE POWER #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Robert Kirkman (A/CA) Chris Samnee, Matthew Wilson
SERIES PREMIERE! ALL-NEW monthly series created by ROBERT KIRKMAN and CHRIS SAMNEE! The one who wields the fire power is destined to save the world, but Owen Johnson has turned his back on that life. He doesn’t want the power-he never did. He only wants to spend time with his family and live his life, but unseen forces are at work to make that impossible. Danger lurks around every corner as Owen’s past comes back to haunt him.
This non-FCBD version will have an increased page count (44 pages total) and include a sketchbook section featuring commentary by Samnee and Kirkman.

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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 7/31/20

Come get it Kiss Army!

One of the coolest pieces of vintage Kiss merch right here folks!

Marvel Comics Super Special #1.

The infamous issue containing a bit of each band members blood added to the printing ink.

You can actually own a physical piece of the band’s original lineup for the low, low price of…

 

Marvel Comics Super Special #1, Fine Plus (6.5), $249.

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New Games! 7/31/2020

POKEMON: BATTLE ACADEMY

Join the Pokémon Trainers at the Battle Academy!

Prepare for a Pokémon battle with the ready-to-play Pokémon Trading Card Game Battle Academy! The Battle Academy includes everything two players need to play, with guides so your first game is easy to follow.

You can choose Charizard or Pikachu to lead your team in a heads-up battle against another Trainer. Then, switch up the decks to play Mewtwo against Charizard or Pikachu, and lead a different team of Pokémon into the arena! With a little strategy and a little luck, you can battle with the best!

 

 


FALLOUT SHELTER

Build a better future underground in Fallout Shelter: The Board Game, a post-nuclear worker-placement board game for two to four players. Based on the hit mobile game from Bethesda Softworks, Fallout Shelter sees you take on the role of a vault officer fostering happiness among the citizens of your vault. With the election of a new Overseer looming, the officer who can gain the most happiness among the dwellers is sure to lock up the election and attain victory.

As an officer, you’ll have to direct your dwellers to where they’ll spend their time in the vault, whether it’s spending some time relaxing in the lounge, gathering vital resources like food in the community gardens, or battling a radroach infestation in the game room. The choice is always yours, but remember, you’ll have to balance happiness and efficiency to lead your people to a brighter future underground!

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New Comics & Books for 7/29/2020!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

Featured Comics:

STAR WARS DARTH VADER #3
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Greg Pak (A) Raffaele Ienco (CA) In-Hyuk Lee
GHOSTS OF VADER’S PAST!
• In his quest to destroy everyone who hid the existence of his son, Luke Skywalker, from him, Darth Vader has formed an unlikely partnership with an eerie shadow from his previous life.
• Now they return to Naboo where a powerful new host of vengeful ghosts awaits them.
• Delve deeper into Vader’s past than you thought possible with this shocking tale of tragedy and revenge!

 

SPAWN #308
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Todd McFarlane (A) Ken Lashley (CA) Todd McFarlane
Introducing new series artist KEN LASHLEY (X-Men, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man).
“CONSEQUENCE OF SIN,” Part One
TODD McFARLANE and KEN LASHLEY continue to expand the SPAWN Universe. With the future in doubt and Medieval Spawn’s legacy in question, Spawn, She-Spawn, and Reaper go on the offensive. But a long-time ally has shown his true colors, and Cogliostro rallies an army and a deadly new recruit…GUNSLINGER SPAWN.

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Recommendations for New Books & Comics expected OCTOBER 2020!

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 #383, AUGUST 2020 (for books arriving mainly in OCTOBER 2020)…

https://www.previewsworld.com/catalog
http://emeraldcitycomics.com/dc-connect

 

BRZRKR #1
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Matt Kindt, Keanu Reeves (A) Alessandro Vitti (CA) Rafael Grampá
Discover the next blockbuster action franchise from the iconic KEANU REEVES in his Must Read comic book writing debut alongside New York Times best-selling co-writer Matt Kindt (Folklords, Bang!) and acclaimed artist Alessandro Vitti (Marvel’s Secret Warriors) in a brutally violent new series about one immortal warrior’s fight through the ages.
The man known only as Berzerker is half-mortal and half-God, cursed and compelled to violence…even at the sacrifice of his sanity.
But after wandering the world for centuries, Berzerker 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, Berzerker will be granted the one thing he desires – the truth about his endless blood-soaked existence… and how to end it.

 

 

 

 

DUNE GN BOOK 01
ABRAMS COMICARTS
(W) Frank Herbert & Various (A) Raul Allen, Martín Patricia (CA) Bill Sienkiewicz
The definitive graphic novel adaptation of Dune, the groundbreaking science-fiction classic by Frank Herbert. Dune, Frank Herbert’s epic science-fiction masterpiece set in the far future amidst a sprawling feudal interstellar society, tells the story of Paul Atreides as he and his family accept control of the desert planet Arrakis. A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism, and politics, Dune is a powerful, fantastical tale that takes an unprecedented look into our universe, and is transformed by the graphic novel format. Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson’s adaptation retains the integrity of the original novel, and Raúl Allén and Patricia Martín’s magnificent illustrations, along with cover art by Bill Sienkiewicz, bring the book to life for a new generation of readers.

 

 

 

DUNE HOUSE ATREIDES #1
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Brian Herbet, Kevin J. Anderson (A) Dev Pramanik (CA) Jae Lee
Set in the years leading up the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning Dune-which inspired the upcoming feature film from Legendary Pictures- DUNE: HOUSE ATREIDES transports readers to the far future on the desert planet Arrakis where Pardot Kynes seeks its secrets.
Meanwhile, a violent coup is planned by the son of Emperor Elrood; an eight-year-old slave Duncan Idaho seeks to escape his cruel masters; and a young man named Leto Atreides begins a fateful journey.
These unlikely souls are drawn together first as renegades and then as something more, as they discover their true fate – to change the very shape of history!

 

 

 

WARHAMMER 40K MARNEUS CALGAR #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Kieron Gillen (A/CA) Jacen Burrows
In the grim darkness of the far future there is only war…
The saga of WARHAMMER 40,000 comes to Marvel Comics!
MARNEUS CALGAR, the legendary Chapter Master of the Ultramarines, leads his elite Space Marines against humanity’s greatest threats in a galaxy engulfed in endless war.
Kieron Gillen (UNCANNY X-MEN, JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY, The Wicked + The Divine) spearheads the initiative with this introductory miniseries, illustrated by Jacen Burrows (PUNISHER: SOVIET, MOON KNIGHT, Crossed)–and we’re just getting started!
Now, witness Marneus Calgar’s never-before-told origin story, from his beginnings on Nova Thulium, to his campaigns in the Black Crusades, and to the unfolding mystery of the BLACK ALTAR, as a deadly threat from his past reemerges to threaten the present of the Ultramar system.
This all-new tale is essential reading for 40K aficionados, as well as the perfect primer to the world of WARHAMMER 40,000 for those new to the universe. See the Ultramarines in glorious combat, the strife between the worlds of the Imperium, and witness the larger than life characters who preside over it all! This is but the first foray into the larger darkness that is to come from Warhammer and Marvel Comics.
Be prepared.

 

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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 7/24/20

STEP ASIDE!!

MAKE WAY!!

Giant-Size X-Men #1 coming through!!

One side, less valuable back issues!
Step to the SIDE!!

Top Ten Bronze Age Key coming through!!

 

Giant-Size X-Men #1, first appearance of Colossus, Nightcrawler, Storm, & Thunderbird, Fine Plus (6.5), $2,200.

 

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New Games! 7/24/2020

SCOOBY DOO: BETRAYAL AT MYSTERY MANSION

Based on the award-winning Betrayal at House on the Hill board game, Betrayal at Mystery Mansion is the mash-up fans have been clamoring for!

Play as Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Velma, Daphne, or Fred as you explore the mansion and its grounds, finding clues, encountering strange occurrences, and maybe even catching sight of a monster! When you find enough clues to learn what’s really going on, that’s when the haunt starts, and one player will switch sides to play the role of the monster! Will you be able to stop them before they carry out their sinister plan?

Betrayal at Mystery Mansion contains 25 new haunts based on popular episodes and movies from the Scooby-Doo oeuvre, with different monsters, items, events, and locations each time you play.

 

 


COSMIC ENCOUNTER DUEL

Cosmic Encounter Duel is a competitive standalone two-player game in the Cosmic Encounter universe in which you and your closest frenemy race to be the first to control five planets. Each of twenty-seven alien species comes equipped with its own unique abilities that play with the game mechanisms in some way, offering you an edge in the fight, e.g., the Cheater, who can reserve an additional tactic that they can put toward any fight in the game — as long as their opponent doesn’t call out how they’re trying to “cheat”. How your game of Cosmic Encounter Duel plays out will inevitably be affected by which powers each dueling species has and how they play off of one another.

In addition to your unique species and its ability, you have twenty spaceships to traverse the cosmos and maintain control over the five planets you need to become a Certified Civilization. As long as you have a ship on a planet, you have control of it, even if your opponent also has ships there and you must share control. You can deploy these ships to fight in duels, use them to act as reinforcements, or draw them back for a tactful retreat. Just don’t lose them to the Warp or let them be claimed by the black void between the stars and end up lost in space forever!

To play, players draw and resolve Destiny cards, which come in three types: Discovery cards, Event cards, and Refresh cards. Discovery cards have you and your opponent discover a planet and duel for control, while Event cards ask you both to test your mettle against a variety of challenges and cosmic calamities, and Refresh cards offer a respite in which you can recover ships, gather allies, and ultimately prepare for another clash.

At the start of a duel, you and your opponent secretly decide how many ships to send to the planet, and once they have been deployed, you can call upon any befriended envoys. To plan your attack, you secretly choose a card from your hand and a standing tactic from your collection to either guard your ships or blast your opponent’s ships, then you fight, sending ships to face-off for control of the planet until the winner claims their prize while the loser retreats. After you and your opponent resolve a Destiny card, you check the icon on the bottom of the card to determine which deck to draw from next, then the race continues.

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FREE RPG DAY!


Saturday, July 25th from 11am to 8pm

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

Available items:

  • Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG: Quick Start Guide
  • Gate Keeper Games Dice
  • How to Paint a Library & Mini
  • Humblewood: The Wakewyrm’s Fury
  • Junior Braves Survival Guide to the Apocalypse
  • Keyforge: Secrets of the Crucible – Maw of Abraxas
  • Kids on Brooms
  • Level 1 – annual RPG anthology
  • Overlight: The Lost Spire of Tziuhquatl
  • Pathfinder: Little Trouble in Big Absalom
  • Q Workshop Dice
  • Roll20 3-Month Membership
  • ROOT: RPG
  • Starfinder: Skitter Home
  • Warhammer 40,000: Wrath and Glory – Rain of Mercy

And, available only to the raffle winner: Warlock Tiles & 2D Minis!

See all of the items here:
https://www.freerpgday.com/category/announced-games

* ONE ENTRY PER PERSON, PLEASE. No purchase necessary to enter! Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible. All winners must collect their prizes within 2 weeks of the drawing date. EC reserves the right to alter / substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur.

New Comics & Books for 7/22/2020!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

Featured Comics:

GREEN HORNET #1
DYNAMITE
(W) Scott Lobdell (A) Anthony Marques (CA) Lee Weeks
From writer Scott Lobdell (Flash, Uncanny X-Men) and artist Anthony Marques (Vampirella, Red Sonja) comes the return of the Green Hornet! The Green Hornet and Kato have met their fair share of villains over the years, but when an alien infant crashes to Earth, the two heroes must keep him safe from a whole new type of nemesis. Are they prepared to take on a series of dark and deadly enemies willing to stop at nothing and do whatever it takes to save the child?

 

JOKER HARLEY CRIMINAL SANITY SECRET FILES #1
DC COMICS
Harley Quinn is hunting two serial killers: The Joker, a brutal psychopath who murdered her roommate and disappeared years ago, and the unidentified killer currently terrorizing Gotham City. In this one-shot, see pieces of the puzzle on Harley’s investigation board and steal a glimpse into John Kelly’s high school notebook – a book he still carries today. Kami Garcia has been consulting forensic psychiatrist and behavior analyst Edward Kurz, MD, throughout the series to ensure the accuracy of the story and of Harley’s methodology. In this special issue, Dr. Kurz’s work is spotlighted as we reveal secrets from Harley’s past, hidden details of crime scenes, and a real-life profile of The Joker that has driven the progression of his murders in the story!

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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 7/17/20

We’ve got some nice, fresh keys for you folks this week!

Let’s see those dollars!

Who wants to add these beauties to their collection?

Don’t sleep on these ones, because I guarantee you that they will not last long!

 

X-Men #94, second appearance of the New X-men line up and first Chris Claremont X-Men issue, Fine (6.0), $399.

 

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New Games! 7/17/2020

UNMATCHED: COBBLE AND FOG

In battle, there are no equals.

Unmatched: Cobble & Fog features four new heroes for the Unmatched system. Invisible Man uses fog to dart around the board and strike without warning. Sherlock, with the trusty Watson by his side, schemes and calculates to ensure victory. Dracula and the sisters slowly drain you of your power. Jekyll & Hyde uses the former’s cunning and the latter’s brute strength to win the day.

Unmatched is a highly asymmetrical miniature fighting game for two or four players. Each hero is represented by a unique deck designed to evoke their style and legend. Tactical movement and no-luck combat resolution create a unique play experience that rewards expertise, but just when you’ve mastered one set, new heroes arrive to provide all new match-up

 

 


WARLOCK TILES

After a year of R&D, Wizkids has perfected the dungeon tile.The WarLock Dungeon Tile system solves many of the problems present with other tile systems. The WarLock clips allow players to construct rooms in advance and place them on the table as needed. 1” tall walls make it easier for players to move pieces around in the room as they play. Offset walls provide you with the ability to place figures in any square on the grid, without pesky corners eating into your play area.

With WarLock Tiles, players can experience a perfect, continuous grid through the entire play space with WizKids patented, modular, ultra-slim interior walls. Additionally, all tiles are reversible with wood design on one side and stone on the other for double the functionality!

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New Comics & Books for 7/15/2020!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

 

Featured Comics:

EMPYRE #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Al Ewing, Dan Slott (A) Valerio Schiti (CA) Jim Cheung
• The Kree and the Skrulls have united under a new emperor – and their war fleet is on a collision course for our world.
• On the moon, the Avengers are ready to strike with the full power of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Approaching from outer space, the Fantastic Four are seeking a diplomatic solution.
• If the two teams can’t work together to save the day, things can only get worse…

 

DARK NIGHTS DEATH METAL #2
(W) Scott Snyder (A/CA) Greg Capullo
Get ready to scream! Wonder Woman roars across the horrifying Dark Multiverse landscape in the world’s most demented monster truck, with Swamp Thing riding shotgun! The two arrive at the ghoulish cemetery base of Batman and his army of zombies, but can the former friends stand each other long enough to form a plan and take back the planet? Plus, what’s Lobo doing in space? Don’t miss the second chapter of the wildest ride in the DC Universe, from the epic team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo!

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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 7/10/20

These days the Hollywood rumor mill is constantly turning discount comics into key issues overnight.

This isn’t really any sort of recent development though.

I’d be willing to bet that when the Batman movie serials were first shown in theaters way back in the forties, that sales on Batman comics enjoyed a nice little uptick.

People see the movie or show, enjoy it, and then sometimes they want to check out the comics.

Difference being that these days just the rumor of there possibly being a movie or television show based on a comic book property sends the speculators into a scramble looking for one of these overnight keys.

Here are a few recent examples of this phenomenon…

 

Batman Movie Adaptation, signed by Bob Kane, Dennis O’Neil, and Jerry Ordway, Very Fine Minus (7.5), $50.

 

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New Comics & Books for 7/8/2020!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

Featured Comics:

EMPYRE: FANTASTIC FOUR #0
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Dan Slott (A) R. B. Silva (CA) Jim Cheung
“The Last of the Kree/Skrull Warriors” – a pivotal issue, not just for EMPYRE, but for the future of the FF!
In the most unlikely of places, the Fantastic Four witness the final conflict of the Kree/Skrull War… and the fate of these final warriors will mark a stunning change in the lives of Marvel’s First Family for years to come.
All this, and the introduction of a long hidden Elder of the Universe… the Profiteer! Witness the first appearance of this new, major player in the cosmos!

 

DCEASED: DEAD PLANET #1
DC COMICS
After a corrupted Anti-Life Equation turned billions into monsters – including Earth’s Greatest Heroes – our planet was as good as dead. Years later, a distress call brings Damian Wayne, Jon Kent, and Cassie Sandsmark – the Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman of Earth 2 – back to a dead planet… but what will this new Justice League find waiting for them? If life still exists on Earth, who – or what – is lying in wait for these heroes? The original creative team of Tom Taylor and Trevor Hairsine reunite for the sequel to the 2019 blockbuster series DCeased!

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Recommendations for New Books & Comics expected SEPTEMBER 2020!

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 #382, JULY 2020 (for books arriving mainly in SEPTEMBER 2020)…

https://www.previewsworld.com/catalog
http://emeraldcitycomics.com/dc-connect

 

WE ONLY FIND THEM WHEN THEY’RE DEAD #1
BOOM STUDIOS
(W) Al Ewing (A/CA) Simone Di Meo
* For fans of Decorum and Something is Killing the Children comes a new sci-fi epic from Al Ewing (Immortal Hulk) and Simone Di Meo (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) on the edge of space where humanity is harvesting the corpses of giant alien gods to survive.
* No one has ever seen a living god, but Captain Malik is obsessed with being the first.
* Captain Malik and the crew of the Vihaan II harvest the only resources that matter from the giant corpses of alien gods found on the edge of human space. While other autopsy ships race to salvage the meat, minerals, and metals that sustain the human race, Malik sees an opportunity to finally break free from this system.
* But Malik’s obsession with the gods will push his crew into the darkest reaches of space, bringing them face to face with a threat unlike anything they’ve ever imagined – unless the rogue agent on their trail can stop them first…

 

 

UNKINDNESS OF RAVENS #1
BOOM STUDIOS
(W) Dan Panosian (A) Marianna Ignazzi (CA) Dan Panosian
* Not all the witches burned during the Salem Witch Trials – and the ones that survived did so together. Now, generations later, their descendants protect the ancient secrets entrusted to them. They call themselves the Ravens.
* Wilma is the new girl in school, and she plans to go completely unnoticed – except that she bears an eerie resemblance to the Raven member Waverly. And Waverly just went missing.
* But the truth behind Waverly’s disappearance will put the entire coven in danger – and Wilma will have to rely on power she never knew she had if she wants to save her new friends.
* Writer Dan Panosian (Slots) and artist Marianna Ignazzi present a supernatural mystery, perfect for fans of The Marked and Sabrina the Teenage Witch (2019).

 

 

FIREFLY BLUE SUN RISING ALPHA #0
BOOM STUDIOS
(W) Greg Pak (A) Dan McDaid (CA) Nimit Malavia
* Sheriff Mal Reynolds has a new partner-a law enforcing robot from the Blue Sun corporation. If he wants to keep his job and protect his sector, he’ll have to play by Blue Sun’s rulebook.
* But the robots don’t care about motives, about mercy, about anything other than enforcing the law-no matter the cost.
* The Blue Sun Corporation has helped to run the ‘Verse from the shadows for years, but they’re ready to step into the light…and if Mal aims to stop them, he’ll have to put himself between his people, and a corporation that is ready to take over the ‘Verse.
* There is only one thing to do-reunite the crew of the Serenity for one last impossible job.

 

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FREE Marvel recap guide!

FREE “Previously in Marvel Comics” recap guide for the first 25 Guests who purchase a Marvel comic, starting at 11am Wednesday 7/8/20!

Get caught up on what’s been happening in the Marvel Universe! You can also find recaps here:
https://www.marvel.com/recaps

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 7/3/20

Hulk versus Thor!

There’s an imaginary fight for the ages!

Pretty evenly matched, those two.

My money’s on Hulk though.

 

Journey Into Mystery #112, classic Hulk versus Thor story, CGC 6.5 (Fine Plus), $349.

 

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