20% OFF GAMES — EVERY DAY IN OCTOBER!!!

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GAMING SALE ALL MONTH LONG!!!

You’ve made Emerald City the Best of the Bay for the second year in a row!!!
We appreciate your love for us, and we feel the same about you!!! And, we may be known as a comics shop, but we’re also one of the largest gaming stores in Tampa Bay, so, we’ve decided to show YOU our appreciation by having a special sale!!!

SAVE 20% ON ALL GAMES & GAMING SUPPLIES FROM OCTOBER 1st – 31st!!!
(Special purchases such as Cards Against Humanity not included.)

THANKS AGAIN FOR MAKING US THE BEST OF THE BAY!!!!

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HeroClix Tournament — DC/Marvel Villainous is Friday, October 7th!

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HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT – DC/MARVEL VILLAINOUS 300PT GOLDEN AGE CONSTRUCTED!
Friday, October 7th from 6:30pm to 9pm

$3 entry fee. 300. Golden Age format.
Your team ONLY include VILLAIN characters.  Resources and Team Bases are not allowed this week.

We’re playing for Captain Cold from the DC Comics Injustice League Organized play kit.
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Marvel / Cthulhu / D&D Give-Away & Raffle is Wednesday, October 5th!

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MARVEL, CTHULHU, AND D&D GIVE-AWAY AND RAFFLE!!!
Wednesday, October 5th from 11am to 9pm

Marvel’s new Champions series debuts Wednesday, Oct. 5th, and to celebrate, EC will make YOU feel like a champ!!!

Join us on Wed., October 5th, when the FIRST 30 GUESTS at 11am & 7pm will receive a FREE MARVEL PREVIEW MAGAZINE featuring Doctor Strange, The Champions, Spider-Man: The Clone Conspiracy & more!!!

Plus, in honor of Halloween and our Wednesday night Gaming Events, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY, can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* a GAMING FANTASY FAN PACK!!!

The Fan Pack includes 1 CTHULHU Ancient One Tribute Box, and 1 Dungeons & Dragons: Monsters & Heroes of the Realms Coloring Book!!!

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Versus System 2PCG Tournament is Sunday, October 2nd!

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VERSUS SYSTEM 2PCG TOURNAMENT
Sunday, October 2nd from 1pm to 4pm

$5 Entry Fee
(see prizes below)

WHAT IS THE VS SYSTEM 2PCG?

The Vs. System 2PCG is a card game where 2-4 players each build a deck of Characters, Plot Twists, and Locations, and try to knock out their opponents. Each Vs. System set comes with a full playset of cards so you’ll have everything you need to play the full game right out of the box. If you never played the original Vs. System, don’t worry: You’ll pick it up fast. And If you’ve played original Vs. you’ll find that some parts of the game have been streamlined or changed in order to make it easier to learn, faster to play, and more fun to battle.

Each player starts with a Main Character such as Iron Man, Star-Lord, or Thanos. During the game you’ll play resources and recruit Supporting Characters. You’ll organize your formation between your Front and Back Rows, and you’ll make solo and team attacks against your foes in order to stun and KO them. You’ll play Plot Twists to enhance your team or hurt your opponent’s. You’ll use your Locations to activate your team’s Super Powers. Your Main Character will earn Experience Points and Level Up to dominate the battlefield. Finally, you’ll KO your opponent’s Main Character (or they’ll KO yours).

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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 9/28/16

Long before she was a Spider-Woman, Gwen Stacy was just a cute girl in go-go boots who had the terrible misfortune of getting involved in a relationship with a nebbishy freelance photographer named Peter Parker.

Long before DC started making straight-to-DVD animated adaptations of its popular comic book stories, there was a story arc during Alan Moore’s now legendary Swamp Thing run during which some of DC Comics’ spookier characters got together to stop what one can only assume was an even spookier character from doing something that was probably too spooky to even imagine.

Long before I sat down to write this week’s report from the trenches of back issue warfare, I worked in a comic shop that didn’t have any of the following comics in stock. Luckily for you, the consumer, now we do have these comics in stock and available for purchase; so why not come by the shop and turn this place into a comic shop that, once again, does not have these books in stock?! Read More »

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New Comics & Books for 9/28/16!

Click here for the full list of new releases!
http://emeraldcitycomics.com/new-releases

 

Featured Comics:

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BATMAN BEYOND REBIRTH #1
DC COMICS
(W) Dan Jurgens (A/CA) Ryan Sook
Six months have passed since the events of BATMAN BEYOND #16. While areas of destruction remain in the outside world, Gotham City has made great strides toward reclaiming its bright future. But new threats arise and old adversaries may be coming back. And the question still remains: whatever happened to Bruce Wayne?

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New Toys & Collectibles for 9/28/16!

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BATMAN ANIMATED SERIES DARK KNIGHT BUST
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS

A Diamond Select Toys release! In Gotham City, Batman is a legend, and that legend grows larger with the telling. This resin bust of Batman is based on children’s stories of a brutal Batman who crushes opponents with his sheer strength, as seen in the Batman: The Animated Series episode “Legends of the Dark Knight.” Measuring over 6 inches tall, it is in scale to other Batman: TAS busts, and sits atop an art-deco pedestal inspired by Gotham City architecture. It is limited to only 3,000 pieces, and comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box.

 

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BATMAN ANIMATED SERIES DARK KNIGHT CARRIE BUST
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS

A Diamond Select Toys release! There are many stories about Batman, and in nearly every story there is a Robin. This resin bust of Carrie Kelly as Robin is based on children’s stories of a dystopic future Gotham, as seen in the Batman: The Animated Series episode “Legends of the Dark Knight.” Measuring approximately 5 inches tall, it is in scale to other Batman: TAS busts, and sits atop an art-deco pedestal inspired by Gotham City architecture. It is limited to only 3,000 pieces, and comes a packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box.

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Into the Wormhole Podcast! 9/27/16

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INTO THE WORMHOLE PODCAST 9/27/16

Stop eating my sesame cake!  @Into the Wormhole Tuesday is here and it’s ready to get your goat!  The gang discusses the episode Progress, which they didn’t really enjoy!  Also, Wesley Crutcher?

Into the Wormhole is a Star Trek: Deep Space Nine podcast where two long time Star Trek fans take a franchise noobie into the Gamma Quadrant and beyond!

Join host Poey Gordon, along with Quark’s biggest barfly, Ben Sharp, as they guide their confused friend, Grand Nagus Vince, on a chronological exploration through this classic entry in the Star Trek canon! Be sure to rate, review, and subscribe!

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EC Game Day: Mysterium is Saturday, October 1st!

 

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EC GAME DAY: MYSTERIUM!!!
Saturday, October 1st from noon to 2pm

As part of our Halloween Warm-Up at EC event, join us for Learn & Play MYSTERIUM, hosted by All Things Nerdy from Noon to 2pm!!!

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Halloween Warm-Up event is Saturday, October 1st!

 

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HALLOWEEN WARM-UP!!!
Saturday, October 1st from 11am to 9pm

Halloween is almost here!!! And, EC will help you get into the “spirit” of things a little early!!!

Join us on Sat., Oct. 1st, when the FIRST 250 GUESTS at 11am ONLY will receive their CHOICE of a FREE HCF “SABRINA,” “KITARO,” or “DONALD DUCK’S HALLOWEEN SCREAM” COMIC!!!
(Kitaro & Donald Duck are All Ages; Sabrina is  T+.)

MEET DRACULA & FRANKENSTEIN’S MONSTER for FREE PICS & AUTOGRAPHS from 11a-1p & 3-5p!!!** Read More »

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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 9/21/16

Justin Wallner is the Back Issues Merchant at EC, and each week he likes to “jabber” about the new key back issues we’ve received! Here’s his latest report:

 

The story goes that Rob Liefeld dug Deathstroke’s style so much that he and Fabian Nicieza created Deadpool as an homage (or rip-off depending on how you look at it) to Slade “Eyepatch Mask” Wilson.

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but I wonder how the DC legal department felt about. Well I guess they were cool with it, or more likely they didn’t notice it until it was too late.

Not sure if you’ve heard, but Deathstroke is gonna be a movie star soon, so I guess the Slade Wilson / Wade Wilson feud is going to extend into the arena of box office gross as well.

The real question, of course, is who would win in a fight: Wade “Deadpool” Wilson or Slade “Deathstroke” Wilson?
Judging strictly on how well the two character’s key issues sell here at the store, it’s a neck and neck tie.
Thankfully I still have a few cool Deadpool and Deathstroke books to choose from, but honestly I don’t have that many left. Get ’em before they’re gone folks, ’cause they’s a’goin’ fast.

 

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Deadpool (Volume 2, 1997 series) #14, first appearance of Ajax, Very Fine Minus (7.5) condition, $20 Read More »

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Civil War, Lucifer & Smash Up Give-Away & Raffle is Wednesday, September 28th!

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EC’s 27th Birthday Month continues!!!

As our 27th Birthday Month comes to a close, our attention turns to October… and Halloween!!! It’s one of our favorite holidays here at EC, so we’re going to help you start celebrating a little early by wrapping up our Civil War Day at Emerald City Comics event, and moving on to Halloween!!! And, speaking of spooky tales, one of TV’s guilty pleasures, Lucifer, returned to Fox this past Monday!!! So…

Join us on Wed., September 28th, when the FIRST 12 GUESTS at 11am & 7pm will receive their choice of a FREE MICHAEL CHO “CIVIL WAR II” LITHO!!!

Plus, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY, can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* a copy of Lucifer (DC Comics): COLD HEAVEN VOL. 1 and the Smash Up: MONSTER SMASH EXPANSION GAME!!! Read More »

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New Comics & Books for 9/21/16!

Click here for the full list of new releases!
http://emeraldcitycomics.com/new-releases

Featured Comics:

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BRITANNIA #1 (OF 4)
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
(W) Peter Milligan (A) Juan Jose Ryp (CA) Cary Nord
On the fringes of civilization, the world’s first detective is about to make an unholy discovery…
Ruled by the Fates. Manipulated by the Gods. Commanded by Caesar. In the year 65 A.D., one’s destiny was not his own. At the height of Nero’s reign, a veteran of Rome’s imperial war machine has been dispatched to the farthest reaches of the colonies to investigate unnatural happenings… In the remote outpost of Britannia, Antonius Axia – the First Detective – will become Rome’s only hope to reassert control over the empire’s most barbaric frontier…and keep the monsters that bridge the line between myth and mystery at bay… From comics mastermind Peter Milligan (X-Statix, Shade the Changing Man) and incendiary artist Juan Jose Ryp (NINJAK, Clone) comes a psychological journey into terror, temptation, and bloodshed – presented in an all-new prestige format limited series! Prestige Format. Read More »

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Walking Dead Day 8/27/16 Photo Album!

Saturday, August 27th was another great event at EC, featuring three great actors from AMC’s The Walking Dead:

 

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JUSTIN KUCSULAIN (Ethan, Episode 6.11 & 6:12)

 

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DAHLIA LEGAULT (Francine, Episodes 5.14, 5.16, 6.1, 6.5, 6.9, 6.12 and 6.16)

 

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OWEN HARN (Crazed Man, Episode 5.1) Read More »

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Suicide Squad Day 8/20/16 Photo Album!

Saturday August 20th was SUICIDE SQUAD DAY at EC!

 

Guests lined up to get their free “HARLEY QUINN & THE SUICIDE SQUAD” #1 SPECIAL EDITION COMIC BOOK…

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New Toys & Collectibles for 9/21/16!

 

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DC BOMBSHELLS CATWOMAN PX VINYL DECAL
ELEPHANT GUN
A PREVIEWS Exclusive! Decorate your car, home, or office with Ant Lucia’s popular pin-up-style redesigns of DC Comics’ characters! Choose from Catwoman, Hawkgirl, Katana, Mera, Stargirl, or Zatanna.

 

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DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS HALLOWEEN BATGIRL STATUE
DC COMICS
Based on the art of ANT LUCIA
Sculpted by JACK MATHEWS and KAREN PALINKO
Calling all ghouls and goblins-Batgirl is here in this new Bombshells statue, and she’s a real treat!
Limited Edition of 5,200
Measures Approximately 10.6″ Tall Read More »

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Into the Wormhole Podcast! 9/20/16

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Do we … annoy you? Yep, it’s another Into The Wormhole Tuesday! See if the guys can survive completely poor fantasy football decisions and the Noh-Jay Consortium!

Into the Wormhole is a Star Trek: Deep Space Nine podcast where two long time Star Trek fans take a franchise noobie into the Gamma Quadrant and beyond!

Join host Poey Gordon, along with Quark’s biggest barfly, Ben Sharp, as they guide their confused friend, Grand Nagus Vince, on a chronological exploration through this classic entry in the Star Trek canon! Be sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Read More »

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Bob’s Burgers Day is Sunday, September 25th!

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BOB’S BURGERS & MORE DAY!!!
Sunday, September 25th from noon to 6pm

EC’s 27th Birthday Month Continues!!!
We LOVE grown-up animation and we know you do, too!!!

Join us on Sunday, Sept. 25th, when the FIRST 100 GUESTS will receive a FREE FCBD BOB’S BURGERS COMIC!!!
(Rated Teen +; we’ll have an all-ages comic for kids!)

PLUS, ALL GUESTS can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* a ADULT ANIMATION FAN PACK!!! Read More »

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Captain America Civil War Day is Saturday, September 24th!

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CIVIL WAR DAY!!!
Saturday, September 24th from 11am to 9pm

Now that “Captain America: Civil War” is in your home, it’s also coming home to EC!!!

Join us on Sat., Sept. 24th, when the FIRST 150 GUESTS at 11am ONLY will receive their CHOICE of a FREE “FCBD CAPTAIN AMERICA” #1 COMIC” OR a FREE “FCBD AVENGERS” #1 COMIC!!!
(Both Rated T / T+;  we’ll have Cap shield foil stickers for kids under 12!)

MEET CAPTAIN AMERICA & FRIENDS for FREE PICS & AUTOGRAPHS from 11a-1p & 3-5p!!!** Read More »

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Marvel & Munchkin Give-Away & Raffle is Wednesday, September 21st!

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MARVEL & MUNCHKIN GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE!!!
Wednesday, September 21st from 11am to 9pm

EC’s 27th Birthday Month continues!!!

To help you help us celebrate our Civil War Day event on Sept. 24th, we’re celebrating all things Marvel, and getting you into the game, like no one else!

Join us on Wed., September 21st, when the FIRST 25 GUESTS at 11am & 7pm will receive their choice of a FREE MARVEL BUTTON!!!

Plus, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY, can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* a MARVEL MUNCHKIN 2: MYSTIC MAYHEM EXPANSION GAME!!! Read More »

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