Our new DISCOUNT COMICS section at EC!

The $1.99 comics are organized by title and issue number, and feature more recent comic books and popular titles and characters!

The 99¢ comics are not organized, and they feature a variety of different comics pulled from older overstock or purchased as extras in bulk from collections. As you can see in the photo, though, there are even a few gems here!

After a brief time on display in “The Hub” in the center of the store, this section will be moved to our previous DISCOUNT COMICS area in our back issues, on the bottom shelf closest to our New Comics Wall.

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 10/11/19

OUTTA THE WAY!!

Expensive Marvel keys coming through!

Clear a path! One side!

All affordable keys step to the left!
All comics people purchase just to read step to the right!

CLEAR! A! PATH!

 

Amazing Spider-Man #1, first appearance of J. Jonah Jameson and The Chameleon, PGX 7.0 (Very Fine/Fine), $24,000.

 

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New Games! 10/11/2019

FUNKOVERSE

Face off in the ultimate Pop! battle

In the Funkoverse Strategy Game, you combine your favorite characters and go head-to-head in four exciting game scenarios. Use your characters’ unique abilities to gain points and achieve victory!

Each turn, you select one of your characters and perform two actions. Each character has access to basic actions like moving and challenges as well as several unique abilities that may be performed only by spending ability tokens. Funkoverse uses an innovative “cooldown” system — the more powerful the ability, the longer it will take for the ability token to become available again — so players have to spend their ability tokens wisely. Each character in Funkoverse is unique, so players are encouraged to try out different combinations of characters and items in order to discover their favorite synergies and powerful strategies for all four game scenarios.

As of launch, the Funkoverse Strategy Game consists of four-character sets and two-character sets. Every four-character and two-character set is playable as a standalone game and comes with exclusive Funko Pop! Figures that aren’t available anywhere else, a double-sided board, tokens, cards, an item, and dice. Sets may be combined with one another, allowing players the freedom to play how they like!

 

 


8BIT BOX: DOUBLE RUMBLE

8Bit Box: Double Rumble, an expansion for the 8Bit Box simulation kit, is reminiscent of fighting arcade games of old. Players need to confront the bad guys facing them, either in a solitaire game or playing co-operatively with one other player, in order to defeat the boss at the final stage of the game.

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New Comics & Books for 10/9/2019!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

Featured Comics:

JOKER HARLEY CRIMINAL SANITY #1
DC COMICS
(W) Kami Garcia (A) Mico Suayan, Mike Mayhew (CA) Francesco Mattina
In Gotham City, where heinous acts of violence are a daily occurrence, the GCPD relies on Harley Quinn, a young forensic psychiatrist and profiler, to consult on their toughest cases. But Harley is haunted by one unsolved case-the night she discovered her roommate’s body marked with the signature of a notorious serial killer known as The Joker.
Five years later, the case remains unsolved and a new series of horrific murders occur throughout the city. As the murders escalate, Harley’s obsession with finding the depraved psychopath responsible leads her down a dangerous path. When the past and the present finally collide, Harley has to decide how far she is willing to go-and how many lines she is willing to cross-to solve these cases once and for all.
Written by #1 New York Times and international bestselling author Kami Garcia (co-author of Beautiful Creatures, author of Unbreakable and X-Files: Agents of Chaos) with art by Mico Suayan (Bloodshot: Reborn) and Mike Mayhew (The Star Wars), JOKER/HARLEY: CRIMINAL SANITY introduces readers to a Joker and Harley Quinn unlike any they’ve seen before, utilizing forensic psychiatry, behavior analysis (profiling) and psychological profiles to create a true-to-life take on these iconic characters that is more terrifying than any psychotic fantasy.

 

BUFFY VAMPIRE SLAYER ANGEL HELLMOUTH #1
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Jordie Bellaire, Jeremy Lambert (A) Eleonora Carlini (CA) Jenny Frison
THE FIRST EVENT OF THE ALL-NEW BUFFY UNIVERSE STARTS HERE!
* Buffy Summers, the Slayer, has one job… keep the forces of hell from coming to Earth through, uh, Hellmouth. Here’s the bad news.she might have failed.
* The Mistress Drusilla and her ally, Spike, have found a weapon to open the Hellmouth and unleash unspeakable evil across the town and the world.
* With time running out, Buffy must team up with a new ally that she doesn’t fully trust.the vampire
vigilante known as Angel! Can these two find a way to work together before the Hellmouth opens – or these two decide they might be each other’s greatest enemy?
* From Eisner Award-nominated writer Jordie Bellaire and rising star Jeremy Lambert ( Doom Patrol ) and Eleonora Carlini ( Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers ) comes the first massive event of the Buffyverse.one that threatens to shake the entire fabric of reality. This is an absolute must read from the mind of creator Joss Whedon!

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Recommendations for New Books & Comics expected DECEMBER 2019!

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!

Also, we are introducing “ECMBG!” – The EMERALD CITY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE!

As new graphic novels and new #1 comic books arrive each week, you will see some marked with a tag that reads “MONEY BACK GUARANTEE! Didn’t like it? Return it within two weeks for a FULL REFUND!” (must have a free EC Rewards Card).

We stand behind these books and comics 100%! We want you to find great comics you’ll love. So if any of these ECMBG! comics and graphic novels don’t WOW you with their story and art, bring them back within two weeks for your refund – or we can even trade them out for you with another ECMBG! comic that we think you’ll love!

From the Previews Catalog #373, OCTOBER 2019 (for books arriving mainly in DECEMBER 2019)…

 

“PROJECT X-MAS” #1 – ECMBG!
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Mark Millar (A/CA) Top Secret
MARK MILLAR and Netflix have teamed up to give you the perfect Christmas gift-the sequel to one of the most beloved Millarworld projects since the dawn of time. The twist is that you don’t know what it is, and like all good gifts, you’re in for a nice surprise when you open the delivery boxes on December 18th. Can you guess what Santa’s going to bring you???

 

 

 

20XX #1 – ECMBG!
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Lauren Keely, Jonathan Luna (A/CA) Jonathan Luna
SERIES PREMIERE
From JONATHAN LUNA (ALEX + ADA, GIRLS, THE SWORD) and LAUREN KEELY, in her writing debut, comes an all-new ongoing series!
This sci-fi thriller for mature readers imagines a not-so-distant future-a world of norms and syms, divided by fear. Syms, a small percentage of the population with telekinetic abilities, form gangs to survive. But division only breeds more division, and Mer and Nuon experience this firsthand as they become entangled in the often dramatic, sometimes violent, but always complex social landscape of sym gang rivalries in Anchorage, Alaska.

 

 

 

OLD GUARD FORCE MULTIPLIED #1 – ECMBG!
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Greg Rucka (A/CA) Leandro Fernandez
NEW STORY ARC
Soon to be a major motion picture starring CHARLIZE THERON!
Andromache of Scythia and her band of soldiers are back in this second story chronicling the battles and burdens of their dubious immortality. Nile’s addition to the team has given them new purpose and new direction, but when you’ve got 6,000 years of history at your back, the past is always ready to return-with a vengeance.
Written by GREG RUCKA and illustrated by the incomparable LEANDRO FERNÁNDEZ, with colors by DANIELA MIWA, lettering by JODI WYNNE, and design by ERIC TRAUTMANN, the highly anticipated return of THE OLD GUARD is finally here!

 

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ECMBG! The Emerald City Money Back Guarantee!

As new graphic novels and new #1 comic books arrive each week, you will see some marked with a tag that reads “MONEY BACK GUARANTEE! Didn’t like it? Return it within two weeks for a FULL REFUND!” (must have a free EC Rewards Card).

We stand behind these books and comics 100%! We want you to find great comics you’ll love. So if any of these ECMBG! comics and graphic novels don’t WOW you with their story and art, bring them back within two weeks for your refund – or we can even trade them out for you with another ECMBG! comic that we think you’ll love!

The very first comics that will be part of this program go on sale Wednesday, October 9th

  • BATMAN’S GRAVE #1
  • JOKER HARLEY CRIMINAL SANITY #1
  • BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER / ANGEL: HELLMOUTH #1
  • SHOPLIFTERS WILL BE LIQUIDATED #1

THERESA JULIAN SIGNING FOR THE JOKE MACHINE!

Saturday, October 12th from 11am to 1pm
(store remains open until 8pm)

FREE all-ages comic book for the first 100 Guests!
Guests may choose from…

DEAR JUSTICE LEAGUE SPECIAL EDITION from DC COMICS or…

 

MINECRAFT & INCREDIBLES 2 from DARK HORSE COMICS!

 

FREE all-day raffle* for an EC Kids Fun Pack:

  • ADVENTURE TIME #50 COMIC BOOK
  • WORLD OF NINTENDO MARIO WITH QUESTION BLOCK 4-INCH ACTION FIGURE
  • GRAPHIC NOVEL ADVENTURES GAME: THE CRUSOE CREW
  • STAR WARS GALACTIC POP-UP ADVENTURE BOOK

 

Meet THE JOKE MACHINE author THERESA JULIAN** from 11am to 1pm!

The Joke Machine releases on October 8th, and Theresa will have copies for sale during her signing!

THE JOKE MACHINE – A JOKE BOOK THAT TEACHES YOU HOW TO BE FUNNY!
Theresa Julian; illustrated by Pat Lewis
Follow a cast of fictional funny experts into the Laugh Lab, a hilarious joke-building factory that teaches middle-grade readers how to create their own jokes, puns, silly one-liners, and more. Each chapter explores a different style of joke making, such as surprise, understatement, and exaggeration, and includes hundreds of hilarious examples.
By the end of the book, readers will have a set of tools in their joke belt to make their friends and family actually LOL. The book includes more than 500 family-friendly jokes—plus zillions that you can create on your own! Create Your Own Jokes and Become Instantly Funny!

Promotional video: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=446146606255504

Website: https://www.theresajulian.com

Theresa Julian lives on the Boca Ciega Bay in St. Petersburg, Florida, where she loves to sit on her balcony, watch the boats go by, and write humorous children’s books. Theresa loves words and her favorite thing to do is put them together in ways that make people laugh. When she’s not writing, Theresa likes to run, eat chocolate, and lip sync to her favorite songs even though she never knows the lyrics. Theresa always wished she had a superpower, but makes a really mean eggplant parmigiana so … maybe that counts?

In addition to The Joke Machine, Theresa has sold dozens of humorous stories to Amazon Rapids which have been consistently listed on the Popular and Funny rows on the Amazon app. She is also the author of a humorous ‘tween TV pilot and two screenplays that have all won or placed in multiple national writing competitions. Theresa is a graduate of Boston College and has a Master of Arts in Corporate Communications.

* 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 or 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.

** Scheduled to appear; subject to change without notice. See EC’s Facebook Page, or contact the store for updates. Costumed Heroes are local cosplay actors, not affiliated with any movies or TV shows.

JOKER DAY / DWIGHT L. MACPHERSON SIGNING!


Saturday, October 5th from 11am to 8pm

Celebrating the October 4th release of the new DC / Warner Bros. JOKER film, and the work of comics creator Dwight L. MacPherson!

FREE Joker BLOCKS Figure for the first 100 Guests!

Meet comics creator Dwight L. MacPherson, Founder and Author of Hocus Pocus Comics, from 11am to 2pm!**

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$1 OFF BLACK STARS ABOVE #1!

GET $1 OFF BLACK STARS ABOVE #1 DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF RELEASE!
Offer valid from November 13th through the 19th!
(Price will be automatically reduced at the register; does not combine with any other discounts)

BLACK STARS ABOVE #1
Vault Comics
Written by Lonnie Nadler
Illustrated by Jenna Cha

$3.99 – only $2.99 during its first week on sale!

A young fur trapper flees her overbearing family only to get lost in a dreamlike winter wilderness that harbours a cosmic threat.
The year is 1887 and a storm brews. Eulalie Dubois has spent her entire life tending to her family’s trapline, isolated from the world. A chance at freedom comes in the form of a parcel that needs delivering to a nameless town north of the wilderness. Little does Eulalie know, something sinister hides in those woods and it yearns for what she carries. A chilling historical cosmic horror tale of survival from the deranged minds of Lonnie Nadler (The Dregs, Marvelous X-Men) and debut artist Jenna Cha.

Why It’s Cool: “There’s this scene a little over half way through the first issue of Black Stars Above where the main character, Eulalie Dubois, is asked to deliver a package. The man who asks her to do this job promises her $200 for this simple task, which in 1887 dollars is a pretty significant sum for such a small request. The whole thing just feels wrong. Cha and Nadler play the scene in a simple and straightforward manner, but somehow that just adds to the wrongness of it all. The man’s speech is off, body language stiff and awkward, and as a reader you know that this innocuous request is sure to lead to nothing but pain and madness for all involved. Like the best horror, you want to tell Eulalie not to take the package, or the money she needs so desperately, scream at her to leave that strange, wrong man and go home. But of course she can’t hear you, and with the turn of a page it’s too late anyways. It’s always been too late. And it’s only going to get worse.“
-Edward Uvanni, Comics Omnivore Director

Q&A with Lonnie Nadler & Jenna Cha:
https://comicsomnivore.com/blackstarsabove1

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$1 OFF UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY #1!

GET $1 OFF UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY #1 DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF RELEASE!
Offer valid from November 6th through the 12th!
(Price will be automatically reduced at the register; does not combine with any other discounts)

UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY #1
Image Comics
Written by Charles Soule & Scott Snyder
Illustrated by Giuseppe Camuncoli & Daniele Orlandini

$3.99 – only $2.99 during its first week on sale!

SERIES PREMIERE!

This November, New York Times bestselling writers SCOTT SNYDER (WYTCHES, A.D.: AFTER DEATH) and CHARLES SOULE (CURSE WORDS, the forthcoming novel Anyone) will team up with artists GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI (The Amazing Spider-Man, Darth Vader, Hellblazer) and DANIELE ORLANDINI (Darth Vader) and 2019 Eisner Award-winning colorist MATT WILSON (THE WICKED AND THE DIVINE, PAPER GIRLS) to embark on an epic adventure in the brand-new ongoing series, UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY!

In this special oversized first issue, readers will journey into the near future, and an unknown nation that was once the United States of America-a land that’s become shrouded in mystery after walling itself off from the rest of the world without explanation over thirty years ago. When a team seeking a cure for a global pandemic breaches U.S. borders, they quickly find themselves in a struggle to survive this strange and deadly lost continent!

 

Why It’s Cool: “This is one strange slice of sci-fi Americana. The premise is pretty simple: what if the United States walled itself off from the rest of the world for 30 years and only now is allowing a small team back into the country? In this first issue we only get a taste of the craziness to come, but even just these 40 pages are overflowing with a ton of ideas; sci-fi plagues, giant desert fish, heavy metal bison, and something or someone called the Destiny Man. One thing’s for sure, things are going to get way weirder before they get any better!“
-Edward Uvanni, Comics Omnivore Director

 

Q&A with Charles Soule & Scott Snyder:
https://comicsomnivore.com/undiscoveredcountry1

 

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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 10/4/19

How come there are always female versions of popular male superheroes, but there are never male versions of popular female superheroes?

I’m afraid I’m gonna have to call shenanigans here.

In fact, many of the more popular female superheroes ARE female versions of well established male characters.

I mean, if Jennifer Walters had been the first HULK, wouldn’t Bruce Banner then have to be HE-HULK???

Let’s just move on to this week’s books before the topic under discussion becomes too divisive shall we?

 

Savage She-Hulk #1, first appearance of She-Hulk, Very Fine Minus (7.5), $150.

 

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EC BOOK CLUB: FABLES!

EC BOOK CLUB: FABLES!
Wednesday, November 6th 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, 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!

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).

This month’s featured book is…

FABLES TP VOL 01 LEGENDS IN EXILE
DC COMICS
(W) Bill Willingham (A) Lan Medina & Various (CA) Mark Buckingham
When a savage creature known only as The Adversary conquered the fabled lands of legends and fairy tales, all of the infamous inhabitants of folklore were forced into exile. Disguised among the “mundys,” their name for normal citizens of modern-day New York, these magical characters created their own secret society that they call Fabletown. From their exclusive luxury apartment buildings on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, these creatures of legend must fight for their survival in the new world.
This first FABLES volume introduces Fabletown, and the murder mystery of Snow White’s party-girl sister, Rose Red. It’s up to Bigby, Fabletown’s sheriff, and a reformed and pardoned Big Bad Wolf, to determine if the culprit is Bluebeard, Rose’s ex-lover and notorious wife killer, or Jack, her current live-in boyfriend and former beanstalk-climber.

HALLOWEEN COMICFEST!

Saturday, October 26th from 11am to 8pm
Halloween ComicFest (HCF) is the comic book industry’s premiere fall event – a single day when participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away specially published comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops. HCF is the perfect event to experience comic shops as destinations for Halloween and horror-themed comic books, collectibles, and other merchandise! In other words, Halloween ComicFest is the Spooky Free Comic Book Day!
ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can choose 3 FREE HALLOWEEN COMICFEST COMICS!

FREE all-day raffle* for one of FIVE complete sets of ALL HALLOWEEN COMICFEST COMICS!

These are the comics available at 11am:

  • ADVENTURES OF CTHULHU JR. AND DASTARDLY DIRK – SOURCE POINT
  • ASPEN MASCOTS PORTALS OF DOOM – ASPEN
  • BAKEMONOGATARI SAMPLER – VERTICAL
  • BATTLECATS HALLOWEEN COMICFEST SPECIAL – MAD CAVE
  • DARK RED #1 – AFTERSHOCK
  • DCEASED #1 – DC
  • DOODLEVILLE ASTER & ACCIDENTAL MAGIC SAMPLER – RANDOM HOUSE
  • GHOST RIDER KING OF HELL #1 – MARVEL
  • HOUSE OF FEAR ATTACK OF KILLER SNOWMEN – DARK HORSE
  • IRON MAN ROAD TO IRON MAN 2020 #1 – MARVEL
  • IYANU CHILD OF WONDER CHAPTER ONE – YOUNEEK
  • JUNIOR HIGH HORRORS HALLOWEEN SPECIAL #1 – KEENSPOT
  • LADY MECHANIKA LA DAMA DE LA MUERTE – BENITEZ
  • MILES MORALES SPIDER-MAN #0 – MARVEL
  • SECRET SPIRAL SWAMP KID BLACK CANARY IGNITE – DC
  • SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #1 – IDW
  • STAR WARS BOBA FETT #1 – MARVEL
  • TALES OF BERSERIA & OTHER GAME MANGA – KODANSHA
  • VIZ DRIFTING CLASSROOM UMEZZ SMASHED ITO – VIZ
  • MINI COMIC – ARCHIES MADHOUSE MAGIC – ARCHIE
  • MINI COMIC – BLASTOSAURUS – GOLDEN APPLE
  • MINI COMIC – DC SUPER HERO GIRLS AT METROPOLIS HIGH – DC
  • MINI COMIC – JUST BEYOND HORROR – BOOM
  • MINI COMIC – LOUD HOUSE VERY LOUD – PAPERCUTZ
  • MINI COMIC – POKEMON ADVENTURES – VIZ
  • MINI COMIC – SPOOKHOUSE – ALBATROSS
  • MINI COMIC – UNDERDOG HIJINKS – AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY
  • MINI COMIC – USAGI YOJIMBO – IDW

 

* 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 or 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 Toys & Collectibles for 10/02/2019!

MOTU 5.5IN VINTAGE HE-MAN ACTION FIGURE
SUPER 7

The war for Eternia rages on with Super 7’s new Masters of the Universe Vintage Action Figures! These 5 1/2″ scale figures recreate the original figures from the 1980s, and each figure comes with accessories. Choose from He-Man, Skeletor, and She-Ra. Blister card packaging.

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New Comics and Books for 10/02/2019!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

 

Featured Comics:

ABSOLUTE CARNAGE IMMORTAL HULK #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Al Ewing (A) Filipe Andrade (CA) Kyle Hotz
Before his untimely death, Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross was the Red Hulk and, for a time, bonded to the Venom symbiote alongside Alejandra Jones and Laura Kinney. Now, Ross’ corpse has been unearthed, though why and by whom remain shrouded in mystery. With the gamma material in Ross’ body possibly in nefarious hands, that’s just what Bruce Banner intends to find out – one way or another!

 

COPRA #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W/A/CA) Michel Fiffe
SERIES PREMIERE
COPRA returns in the first issue of its all-new ONGOING SERIES!
Acclaimed comics auteur MICHEL FIFFE picks up where his band of mercenary misfits left off, reintroducing the entire cast of his Suicide Squad-esque revenge machine in a brutal standoff against their own leader. Jump right into the thick of it with the world’s greatest action team in this extra-length debut milestone-36 pages for just $3.99!

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EC SIGNING: ANDREA & ROBERTO MOLINARI WITH ROB ANDERSIN!


Saturday, November 2nd from 11am to 2pm
(store remains open until 8pm)

FREE “indie” comic for the first 100 Guests!
(each Guest will receive a random age-appropriate comic from a selection of promotional comics from publishers such as Image, Fantagraphics, Boom, Action Lab, and Aspen)

Meet comics creators Andrea Lorenzo Molinari and Rob Andersin from 11am to 2pm!
**

Andrea Lorenzo Molinari
is a comic book writer and creator, co-creating and writing (along with his son, Roberto) The Shepherd GN series with Caliber Comics. In addition, he is an editor with Caliber Comics, Amigo Comics and has also worked with Scout Comics in this capacity.

Roberto Xavier Molinari, Andrea’s son, is an avid gamer and reader of adventure novels. In addition to his work on The Shepherd: Apokatastasis (Caliber Comics 2015), The Path of Souls (2018), and The Path of Dogs (2018), Roberto has taken the lead in writing the third major story arc for The Shepherd series, recently completing the script for The Shepherd: The Tether. With this work concluded, he has turned to writing his first fantasy novel entitled, The Demon’s Hourglass.

Mr. AnderSiN – The INDIE DEVIL – is The UNBOXABLE ADVOCATING CREATOR who is the Devilish Indie Comic Book Creator who will tempt you with his tales! The INDIE DEVIL will talk about the POWER of being an INDIE ADVOCATE, the ADVOCATOR,  your Gateway to INDIE COMIC GREATNESS and his collections of Comics about FETISH, MONSTER and MORE. He will also talk about WrittenSiNs Comics, The Devilish Comics Brand and the Newley Minted ADVOCATES COMICS and its newest acquisition CatDad and Supermom which teaches morals with – of all things – a Farting Elephant Character that uses Farts like a Green Lantern Ring! He advocates for Fellow Indie Creators on www.INDIEADVOCATES.com.

 

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GAMING IN OCTOBER 2019!

Every Wednesday EC and All Things Nerdy host “EC Game Night” where you can Learn & Play a featured game from 6-7pm, then stay for Open Play of that game from 7-8pm — or any of our gaming demos of your choice!

Saturdays’ “EC Game Day” events with All Things Nerdy run from Noon-2pm, and you can learn while you play!

 

 

10/2 – IT: EVIL BELOW

IT: Evil Below is a co-operative dice and card game that challenges all members of The Losers’ Club to work together to drive Pennywise back into hibernation. Based on the horror film classic It, take on the roles of The Losers’ Club to stop this looming threat from terrorizing the town of Derry. Defeat him or die trying – it’s up to you.

 

 


10/5 – MIXTAPE MASSACRE

Mixtape Massacre is a tabletop board game where up to 6 people play as horror film archetypes and compete in a fictional 1986 killing spree to be remembered.

Players travel the streets of Tall Oaks visiting different town locations, vying for a chance to draw a card from the “Killer Scenes, Dude” deck (cards decorated like VHS tapes of old), providing an opportunity to slay victims and collect souvenirs. Claim your prize by rolling the action dice marked in knives, fists, and pentagrams to the amount required on your card.

Along the way, take your chances with the “Bonus Tracks” cards (decorated like your favorite dusty mixtape) or engage in Brawls, where players can battle it out and eliminate one another from the game. To win the game, be the first to rack up a body count of 10 or be the last player left alive.

With tons of jokes and references to all of your favorite 1980’s music, films, and pop-culture icons – Mixtape Massacre will have you laughing while you’re slashing!

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New Games! 9/27/2019

UNTIL DAYLIGHT

Until Daylight is a co-operative survival card game. Your goal: Survive ten waves of enemies and save at least one survivor.

During the game, you can find and exchange objects, weapons, and ammunition with other characters and build traps or barricades to protect yourself and ensure your survival as a group. Your reflexes, your sense of strategy, and your ability to survive will be tested. Every character you may embody is unique and has its advantage and drawback that will enhance the game with strong and intense moments. “Search, fight, survive” will quickly become your motto.

Your first games should be difficult, and you will probably die. Don’t worry — it’s normal because surviving the apocalypse is anything but easy. Every attempt will teach you a little more about the game mechanisms and strategic priorities. Until Daylight is a game in which every action counts and where time will be very cruel. In some phases you will have only a few seconds to react before the horde falls on you.

 

 


OBSCURIO

The Sorcerer is out to get you! Find your way among the illusions, but beware of the traitor in your ranks!

The Grimoire guides their team towards the exit using images, upon which they point at certain details. Working together, the other players have to find the exit as quickly as possible while avoiding picking the wrong cards. However, a member of the team is a traitor looking to lead the other players astray. A wide variety of traps are on your way to the exit of the library, making player communication harder!

Obscurio is a family game, an original mix between an image-based communication game and a secret role game in which the players have to be careful when sharing ideas with their team. Supported by rich contents, Obscurio proposes a fresh new experience in its genre by putting the emphasis on the details of the images and the constant doubt created by the presence of the traitor.

Communicate efficiently and avoid the illusions on your way to escape the Sorcerer’s library!

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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 9/27/19

Continuing last week’s theme of underappreciated Marvel characters, this week we’re featuring Captain Britain.

Super cool character, with several issues of the original British series written by the inimitable Alan Moore.

I assume that the issues written by Moore are excellent, but I can’t say for certain because even the American reprints of the issues written by Mr. Moore are quite difficult to find around these parts.

 

 

Captain Britain #1, first appearance of Captain Britain, Fine Plus (6.5), $250.

 

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New Comics & Books for 9/25/2019!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

Featured Comics:

HARLEEN #1
DC COMICS
(W/A/CA) Stejpan Sejic
“The road to hell is paved with good intentions. On that road I saw a pale man, and he smiled at me…” Dr. Harleen Quinzel has discovered a revolutionary cure for the madness of Gotham City-she just needs to prove it actually works. But with the criminal justice and mental health establishments united against her, the brilliant young psychologist must take drastic measures to save Gotham from itself. Witness Harleen’s first steps on a doomed quest that will give birth to the legendary super-villain Harley Quinn in this stunning reimagining of Harley and The Joker’s twisted and tragic love affair by visionary storyteller Stjepan Šejic (AQUAMAN: UNDERWORLD, SUICIDE SQUAD, Sunstone).

 

POWERS OF X #5
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) R. B. Silva
As Cerebro does as it was intended to do, Sinister does what Sinister does best and the future comes to an end. Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (FF, NEW AVENGERS, INFINITY) continues his reshaping of X-History alongside breakout artist R.B. Silva (UNCANNY X-MEN). The Future of the X-Men begins here!

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