If you’ve been loving the DC Bombshells variant covers, you’ll be thrilled to know that the fun isn’t over yet!
Join us on Saturday, August 29th, when the FIRST 50 GUESTS at 11am ONLY will receive a FREE DC BOMBSHELLS BUTTON and a FREE 50 YEARS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. / MIRACLEMAN DOUBLE-SIDED MINI-POSTER!!!
(Button images will vary.)
And, SAVE 20% on SELECT DC BOMBSHELL CHARACTER MERCHANDISE!!!
PLUS, MEET our BOMBSHELL CHARACTERS LIVE, IN-PERSON** from 11am-1pm & 3-5pm for pics and autographs! AND, enter our COSPLAY CONTEST! (see below)
ALL GUESTS can enter our RAFFLE, for a chance to win* 1 of 2 sets of SUPERHEROINE FAN PACKS!!!
(The Fan Packs include a Wonder Woman Mini-Poster, 2 A-Force Posters, and 1 DC Bombshells 2016 Calendar)
The drawings will be held on Monday, Aug. 31st at 11am!
*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.)
** Scheduled to appear; subject to change without notice. See EC’s Facebook Page or contact the store for updates.
Join us on August 29th for a Bombshell celebration – and take part in our cosplay contest – it’s really easy!!!
1. Come to EC on Sat., Aug. 29th in any Bombshell or other established character cosplay of your choice! (Family-friendly, of course.)
2. Take your picture with our guest heroes, while dressed in your cosplay!
3. Post your pic on Emerald City’s Facebook page and tag yourself and Emerald City by Midnight that day!
4. That’s it! EC will randomly select 4 winners*, (we’ll write down the names of the entrants and place them in a basket, drawing out four different names), who will each receive a $25 EC Gift Certificate! Winners will be notified on Monday, Aug. 31st! Good luck!
Bring your favorite super-heroes together in a 300 point force using Modern Age rules and come compete for great prizes!
Entry will be $5 and we will be playing for the Promo Figures from the Marvel Mystical Monthly OP Kit!
The figures included are Dormammu, Doctor Strange, and Blade!
Reserve your spot today on Wizkidseventsystem.com !!
Do you enjoy Board games? Got a fantastic new game and no one at home to play it with? Well, bring it on down to our Emerald City Board Game Meet-Ups!
No purchase necessary to come down and have fun! The festivities start at 4pm. Even if you don’t have your own games to play, fear not — we have a wide variety of free-to-play demonstration copies for anyone to use in our game room!
Drink and snack purchases are available!
Our Board Game Meet-ups are open to all — players under age 13 are welcome with an adult.
The League cycle is divided into eight seasons, each of which lasts about five weeks and represents Pokémon featured in the new Pokémon X and Pokémon Y games!
When each season begins, you’ll receive a score card. As you participate in League events, you’ll use this card to keep track of your League matches. If you play in enough matches and track them on your scorecard, you’ll earn special code cards for the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online! And, if you meet more specific goals, you can even earn exclusive awards!
Participation includes playing Pokémon TCG games, playing Pokémon video game matches, completing activities, and trading cards.
We have had some questions about new players needing to learn the game. AJ runs our Pokemon League on Sundays, and he can either teach a new player if he has the time, or pair the new player with an experienced player who can teach them the game. If you need to learn the game, please ask AJ when you arrive, and he will get you set up to learn!
We can also try to organize tables of Guests who are interested in playing the game, and tables of Guests who want to trade or play the video game or do other Pokemon-related activities, to make it easier for everyone to find the activity they’re looking for.
If you have any other questions or requests, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or talk to AJ when you arrive on Sundays. We’ve been very happy with the attendance for Pokemon League, and we want everyone who comes to have a great time!
Love the card game? Well, bring your Constructed decks and come on down for a Tournament!
Entry is $5, and prizes will be a split of store credit among the top 3 players. Additionally, we have promo cards to give out!
So, stop on in, power up to over 9000 and enjoy the competitive game that is the Dragonball Z TCG!
As we wrap up Spidey’s 53rd Anniversary, we’re ending with the more recent events in the Spider-Verse!
On Wed., Sept. 2nd, the FIRST 25 GUESTS at 11am and 7pm will receive a FREE TRUE BELIEVERS ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #1 COMIC!!!
Plus, ALL GUESTS can enter our raffle for a chance to win* 1 of 2 SPIDER-VERSE POSTERS!!!
The drawings will be held on Friday, Sept. 4th at 11am!
* 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.)
Happy birthday to us! To help celebrate, stop by EC each Saturday in September for a BIG DISCOUNT on a different category of merchandise!!!
Keep checking our in-store NewsFlyers and our Facebook page for the announcement of which category will be on sale each Saturday!
If you didn’t get enough Star Wars merchandise on “Force Friday,” come to Emerald City on Saturday and Sunday for HUGE SAVINGS on a VAST SELECTION of Star Wars clearance items! Help us make room for all the new Force Awakens merchandise we’ll be receiving, by taking BIG DISCOUNTS on select Star Wars stuff!
(Items will be priced at their greatest discount, and so will not be eligible for any additional sales or discounts)
Our first event left us with extra tournament support! We have room to run this event again for the first 10 people to sign up using Wizkidseventsystem.com!
300 point, Sealed event utilizing two Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron Wave 2 Booster Packs
Resources and Relics from the Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron: Original Avengers Fast Forces and/or Marvel HeroClix: Ant-Man Box Set are allowed for use on a player’s force.
o The Captain America Avengers ID Cards are Participation Prizes, and are to be awarded upon completion of Event One to each player.
o High Evolutionary Limited Edition Figures are to be awarded to First, Second, and 2 random players.
$30 entry fee
Please sign up in advance on wizkidseventsystem.com
Labor Day — Monday, September 7th — is the last day of our “10% OFF All Games All Summer” sale!
Stock up to game on through Autumn!!!
We will be open our regular hours, 11am to 9pm, to give you every opportunity to save!
Once again, Creative Loafing is presenting their Best of the Bay awards, and EC is a nominee for Best Comics Shop!!! We would deeply appreciate your vote! Just follow these easy steps:
1. Log on to http://m.cltampa.com/tampa/BestoftheBay2015/Page
2. Scroll down to “Stage 3: VOTE!” and click “Goods & Services”.
3. Scroll down to “Best Comics Shop,” click the drop-down arrow and select “Emerald City Comics,” then “Submit” at the bottom.
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(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:
ANT-MAN LAST DAYS #1
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Ramon Rosanas (CA) Mark Brooks
• When a local clairvoyant predicts the end of the world, a mysterious woman sends Scott on a vital mission!
• An old foe (okay, maybe more like annoyance) shows up – and Scott’s going to regret it!
• What do you do when you think the world is about to end? What do you think? Doesn’t anybody else remember 1999? You party! Everything dies? Pfft. Everything DANCES.
BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT GENESIS #1 (OF 6)
(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Alisson Borges (CA) Stjepan Sejic
Witness the birth of Gotham City’s newest villain, the Arkham Knight, in this stunning new 6-issue miniseries written by Peter J. Tomasi, the man behind the hit series BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT and BATMAN AND ROBIN!
HANK JOHNSON AGENT OF HYDRA #1
(W) David Mandel (A) Michael Walsh (CA) Amanda Conner
Hey there, comic reader! Have you ever wondered what Hydra agents do during their downtime? No? Well…then, uh, go read HAIL HYDRA. For everyone else with a burning desire to see a Hydra agent letting it all hang out, THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOU! BE THRILLED as Hank picks up his kids from school! BE AMAZED as Hank talks with Hydra’s HR department! And BE STUPEFIED as Hank wishes he had picked a different line of work! From CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM executive producer David Mandel, Hank Johnson, Agent of Hydra will have you looking at faceless henchmen in a whole new light.
IMAGE GIANT SIZED ARTIST’S PROOF ED WALKING DEAD #1 (MR)
(W) Robert Kirkman (A/CA) Tony Moore
The all-new IMAGE GIANT-SIZED ARTIST’S PROOF EDITION series presents special artist achievements in their raw form in an oversized format. TONY MOORE’s gritty line work from THE WALKING DEAD #1 is presented here in glorious black and white inks, free of grey tones, at 11×17.
ZODIAC STARFORCE #1
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Kevin Panetta (A) Paulina Ganucheau (CA) Marguerite Sauvage
An elite group of teenage girls with magical powers have sworn to protect our planet against dark creatures . . . as long as they can get out of class!
These high-school girls aren’t just combating math tests. They’re also battling monsters! But when an evil force infects leader Emma, she must work with her team to save herself-and the world-from the evil Diana and her mean-girl minions!
Featured Graphic Novels:
INVISIBLE REPUBLIC TP VOL 01
(W) Gabriel Hardman, Corinna Bechko (A/CA) Gabriel Hardman
SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE Of $9.99
When a reporter unearths the secret history of the recently deposed dictator of a remote colonized moon, he discovers exposing secrets can deadly.
Collects INVISIBLE REPUBLIC #1-5
RETURN OF LIVING DEADPOOL TP
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Nicole Virella (CA) Jay Shaw
NIGHT OF THE LIVING Deadpool brought you the tale of the Merc with the Mouth trapped in a zombie apocalypse. Our hero eventually found a “cure” to the outbreak – any zombie that ate Deadpool transformed…into another Deadpool. Happily ever after? Not so fast! Because wandering hordes of Deadpools might just be worse than flesh-hungry walking corpses! Now, the world is overrun by zillions of Deadpools AND zillions of zombies, and a girl named Liz just wants to live through the night. But did she really just find a good Deadpool among the chaotic hordes? Plus: Wait, what’s the actual danger of a planet overrun with Deadpools? Tummy sore from laughing? Overdose of awesomesauce? Or just too much of a good thing? I have no idea how this is going to end.
Collecting RETURN OF THE LIVING DEADPOOL #1-4.
RUNLOVEKILL TP VOL 01 (MR)
(W) Jonathan Tsuei (A) Eric Canete (CA) Manu Fernandez
The Origami, a mysterious military organization, is on the hunt for one of their former assassins, Rain Oshiro. Their grasp over the city of Prygat is tightening and Rain has less than twenty-four hours to get out before she’s trapped forever. Rain must face the decisions of her past while using everything at her disposal to avoid capture or even worse, death.
Collects RUNLOVEKILL #1-4
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 24 LIFE AND DEATH (MR)
(W) Robert Kirkman (A) Charlie Adlard & Various (CA) Charlie Adlard, Dave Steward
As the fair opens at Alexandria, old friends return from afar and new adversaries make their introductions.
Collects THE WALKING DEAD #139-144
Back Issues / Vintage Comics
Just first appearances this week, ‘cause that’s just how we roll.
Batman Adventures #12 in Very Fine (8.0) for $500. First appearance of Harley Quinn a.k.a. Prom Queen to Deadpool’s Prom King. (Image above is not our actual comic)
Batman Beyond #1, that’s the 1999 series #1, in Very Fine Plus (8.5) for $30. First appearance of Terry McGinnis, otherwise known as … you guessed it, Batman Beyond.
Tales of Suspense #52 in Very Good (4.0) for $275. First appearance of Black Widow; back when she used to dress like a wealthy dowager.
Iron Man #55 in a PGX graded 8.5 (Very Fine Plus) for $800. You get double the bang for your first appearance buck on this one, it’s the first appearance of both Thanos (Pre-Gauntlet) and Drax (Pre-Guardians).
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS FANTASY MINIATURES:
ICONS OF THE REALMS SET 3 – RAGE OF DEMONS
Collect all 54 figures from Set 3, the newest set of randomly sorted monsters and heroes in the exciting new line of D&D Miniatures, Icons of the Realms. Bring the world of the Forgotten Realms to life with these new miniatures!
MAGIC THE GATHERING: DUEL DECK ZENDIKAR VS. ELDRAZI
Drawing on powerful mana that surges through the roiling land, Zendikar’s forces have joined together to defend their plane. The Eldrazi titans, trapped for thousands of years, have broken their bonds. Now their numberless spawn begin to overrun Zendikar. Can Zendikar resist this onslaught? Or will the Eldrazi triumph? Face-off against each other with Magic: The Gathering Duel Decks, containing two opposing, ready-to-play, 60-card decks, two Deck Boxes, a Strategy insert, and a rules reference card.
STAR WARS X-WING: WAVE SEVEN
SLAM into the middle of your enemy’s starfighters. Pummel your foes with plasma torpedoes and ion bombs. Eliminate everyone who would come between you and your bounty!
The game’s explosive seventh wave introduces new starships to each of the game’s three factions, including two for the Scum and Villainy faction and one each for the Rebels and Imperials.
Wave Seven includes: Hound’s Tooth Expansion Pack, K-wing Expansion Pack, Kihraxz Fighter Expansion Pack, and TIE Punisher Expansion Pack.
In Open Sesame, a.k.a. Ali, players re-enact the story of “Ali Baba & the Forty Thieves” – but as a push-your-luck memory game.
Each round, one player takes the role of Ali while the other players are all thieves. These thieves must repeat, in turn and without error, an ever-growing list of objects – these objects being the treasures that Ali Baba covets and wants to steal. The question for Ali is whether to stop or not before he covets too much and ends up stuck in the cave, with the treasures falling into the hands of the thieves.
Variant rules allow for only two to play Open Sesame.
MACHI KORO: MILLIONAIRE’S ROW
Millionaire’s Row expands the Machi Koro base game with thirteen new establishment cards, including a winery, a moving company and a general store. The designer notes that the new cards somewhat increase the difficulty of the rules, and this expansion can be combined with Machi Koro: Harbor Expansion.
STAR TREK: FIVE YEAR MISSION
Star Trek: Five-Year Mission is a cooperative dice placement game for 3-7 players who take the roles of crew members of either the USS Enterprise (from the original Star Trek series) or the USS Enterprise-D (from Star Trek: The Next Generation). Each crew member has a different ability and the crew’s ability’s differ on each crew.
In these roles, players try to cooperatively solve a series of blue (easy), yellow (medium) and red (difficult) alerts to score points attempting one of 6 different difficulty levels to win before failing five such alerts, or the Enterprise being destroyed. Players must deal with injuries which lock dice out of play, ship damage that can force players to attempt harder alerts, urgent events that must be completed in 3 minutes, the prime directive, as well as yellow and red alerts that force additional alerts cards to come into play pushing you closer to failing.
Toys / Collectables
TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS COMBINER WARS LEADER THUNDERCRACKER
Bring home a big, transforming jet from Cybertron! The Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Leader Thundercracker stands tall above all Decepticons, and this massive screenwriter/thug/conscientious objector features an optional clip-on weapons – just in case he needs to defend his friends or his dog, Buster. With 8 huge guns, Thundercracker can travel the galaxy with his spring-loaded photon missile launcher and hunt down anybody that would dare attack his new home. Order yours now! Measures about 10-inches tall. Ages 8 and up.
BLACK WIDOW AVENGERS AOU SIXTH SCALE HOT TOY
Hot Toys and Sideshow Collectibles are excited to present the deadly female of the mighty Avengers, the 1/6th scale Black Widow Collectible Figure from Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron!
The movie-accurate collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in the film and features a newly painted head sculpt with short curly brownish-red real fabric hair, newly tailored costume with leather-like trims and blue highlights, detailed weapons and accessories.
Don’t forget to add this lethal female agent to your Avengers: Age of Ultron collection!
MARVEL SELECT ZOMBIE SABRETOOTH AF
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys release! From the world of Marvel’s Villain Zombies, it’s wolverine’s deadliest – and deadest! – foe, Sabretooth! Looking like he went a couple hundred rounds with Wolverine (and the rest of the X-Men), an eviscerated Victor Creed joins Magneto as the second Villain Zombie figure in the Marvel Select line. Standing nearly 8 inches tall, the figure comes packaged in oversized Select packaging with spine artwork, and includes a diorama base that features a damaged chunk of Green Goblin’s Goblin Glider. Sculpted by Phil Ramirez!
STAR WARS DARK SIDE / LIGHT SIDE GUITAR PICK PACK
PEAVEY ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
From Peavey Electronics. Each pack contains 12 picks (2 of each design) featuring the heroes and villains of the Star Wars saga on 351 shape, medium gauge picks. Choose from Dark Side and Light Side Pick Packs, each in clamshell packaging.