• Free Marvel stickers! Newsletter 06/26/2016
    EC admin 4 days ago

    MARVEL AND RAT QUEENS GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE! Wednesday, June 29th from 11am to 9pm Marvel's "Civil War II" has been a big hit!!! And, as we get ready for our Civil War II Event on Sat., July 2nd, we're spotlighting publishers both BIG and SMALL!!! Join us on Wed., June 29th, when the FIRST… Read More

     
    Yard Sale & TMNT Day! Newsletter 6/17/16
    EC admin 2 weeks ago

      YARD SALE & TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLE DAY!!! Saturday, June 18th from 11am to 9pm The Heroes in a Half Shell are BACK!!! And now that you’ve seen the movie, it’s time to celebrate your favorite ninjas!!! And, it’s Father’s Day Weekend, so we’ve got a big shopping event that h… Read More

     
    X-Men Day! Newsletter 6/10/16
    EC admin 3 weeks ago

      FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: EMERALD CITY COMICS FOR BEST OF THE BAY! It's that time once again!!! Creative Loafing Tampa is prepping for the 2016 Best of the Bay!!! Thanks to your generosity, we were proud to be made your Favorite Comic Shop in 2015!!! Can we hold the title...? Well… Read More

     
    HeroClix Tournament Update!
    EC admin 3 weeks ago

    Our Friday HeroClix Tournament is now a Civil War Organized Play Event, and we've got a ton of great new details and images for it!!!   HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT: CIVIL WAR EVENT DRAFT MONTH 1 Friday, May 10th from 6:30pm to 9pm Entry is $14.99 plus tax. Entry includes one booster of th… Read More

     
    Civil War Day! Newsletter 6/3/16
    EC admin 4 weeks ago

      Before we get started with the festivities, though, a brief message... SPECIAL GUESTS & VENDORS, PLEASE NOTE: For the safety and security of our Guests, in addition to properly planning and communicating all elements of the event, ALL performers, vendors, and other forms of enter… Read More

     

Free Marvel stickers! Newsletter 06/26/2016

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MARVEL AND RAT QUEENS GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE!
Wednesday, June 29th from 11am to 9pm

Marvel’s “Civil War II” has been a big hit!!! And, as we get ready for our Civil War II Event on Sat., July 2nd, we’re spotlighting publishers both BIG and SMALL!!!

Join us on Wed., June 29th, when the FIRST 30 GUESTS at 11am and 7pm will receive a FREE MARVEL RETRO STICKER!!!

Plus, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY, can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 sets of our KURTIS J. WIEBE FAN PACKS!!! (The fan pack consists of 1 copy of “Rat Queens, Vol. 1: Sass & Sorcery,” and issues 1-3 of “Pisces” from Image Comics!)

All winners will be called on Thursday, June 30th!!!

* 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. One entry per person, please. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

 

 

HOPS TABLETOPS MEETUP
HOPS & TABLETOPS @ PAIR O’ DICE BREWING CO.
Wednesday, June 29th from 7pm to 10pm
at Pair O’ Dice Brewing Company
4400 118th Avenue North #208, Clearwater, FL 33762

Roll the dice @ Pair O’ Dice with Emerald City Comics!

The Emerald City folks are back every other Wednesday with even more games to play! Stop in to see what’s new in the world of board gaming and craft beer!

Pair O’ Dice Brewing Company will have plenty of room for your favorite tabletop and card games. This event is free to take part in and welcomes all newcomers to board gaming! If there is a game you have been wanting to try, or want to get a group together to play, then this is the night for you!

 

 

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CIVIL WAR II DAY!!!
Saturday, July 2nd from 11am to 9pm

It’s the biggest Marvel event this year – and EC is here to help you dive in!!! Join your friends at EC…

On Sat., July 2nd, when the FIRST 70 GUESTS at 11am will receive a FREE IRON MAN 3 HEROCLIX FIGURE!!! (Prepackaged; actual figures will vary.)

Plus, MEET IRON MAN, SHE HULK, and CAPTAIN MARVEL** for free pics & autographs from 11a-1p & 3-5p!!!
JUST ADDED!!! CAPTAIN AMERICA** WILL ALSO APPEAR!!!
Cap just couldn’t let Tony use this event to spread his propaganda, so he’s stepping in to keep an eye on things!!! This means that he will also be here, LIVE & IN-PERSON for FREE PICS & AUTOGRAPHS from 11a-1p & 3-5p!!!
(Local professional cosplay actors; not associated with any Marvel film or TV productions.)

PLUS, MEET “CIVIL WAR II” COLORIST JUSTIN PONSOR** from 11a-5p!!! He’ll be here to sign comics and sell prints of his work!!!

JUST ADDED!!! OUR SUPER-SWEET CIVIL WAR II RAFFLE!!!

ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 CIVIL WAR II FAN PACKS!!!

Each Fan Pack consists of: 1 IRON MAN CIVIL WAR POP! VINYL, 1 FUNKO MYSTERY MINI SHE-HULK FIGURE, 1 FUNKO MYSTERY MINI CAPTAIN MARVEL FIGURE, 1 MARVEL LEGENDS CAPTAIN MARVEL ACTION FIGURE, 1 METAL EARTH WAR MACHINE MODEL KIT, and 1 CIVIL WAR II #1 HOT WHEELS VARIANT COMIC!!!

(Winners will be called on Monday, July 4th!)

* 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. One entry per person, please. 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. Local professional cosplay actors; not associated with any Marvel film or TV productions.

 

 

 

 

BOARD GAME MEETUP
BOARD GAME MEETUP
Saturday, July 2nd from 5pm to 9pm

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 5pm. 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.

 

 

POKEMON YOUTH LEAGUE MEETUP
POKEMON YOUTH LEAGUE
Sundays from 4pm to 6pm

Ages 8-16
New players always welcome!

Our Pokémon Youth League provides a nearby place for you to get together with other fans of both the Pokémon Trading Card Game and the Pokémon video games, and have some fun!

Using your own cards and Pokémon video games, you can play, trade, and even earn cool prizes! The best part is that you can do all this with other Pokémon players who love collecting and playing just as much as you do!

What IS the Pokémon Trading Card Game?

Download the rules here…
http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-tcg/rules

…or stop by during our events to see first-hand how the game is played!

“You are a Pokémon Trainer! You travel across the land, battling other Trainers with your Pokémon, creatures that love to battle and that have amazing powers! Your deck of cards represents your Pokémon as well as items and allies that help you on your adventures.

Trading card games are strategy based and use collectible cards to let each player customize his or her game. The best way to learn to play the Pokémon TCG is with a Trainer Kit. This has two ready-to-play decks that walk you through the game, step by step. From there, try a theme deck to get an idea of the different kinds of decks out there. Once you’re ready, you can start building your collection of cards with Pokémon TCG booster packs. Trade with your friends for the strongest Pokémon or collect all your favorites! Then, build your own 60-card deck, play with your friends, and show off your own personal Pokémon team!

In the Pokémon TCG, your Pokémon battle your opponent’s Pokémon. The first player to take all of his or her Prize cards wins! Also, if your opponent cannot draw a card at the beginning of his or her turn, or has no Pokémon left in play, you win the game!”

 

 

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4th OF JULY SALE!!!
Monday, July 4th from 11am to 6pm

10% OFF everything in the store except for new comics! This includes graphic novels, back issues, vintage back issues, toys, statues, games, apparel, posters, trading cards, and supplies for comics and cards and games!

Please note: EC is closing at 6pm on this day.

Have a happy and safe 4th of July!

 

 

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ECBC! THE EMERALD CITY BOOK CLUB
Tuesday, July 5th from 7pm to 8pm

ECBC meets the FIRST TUESDAY of the month from 7-8pm to discuss the featured book.

The featured book is THIS ONE SUMMER, by Mariko & Jillian Tamaki:
Every summer, Rose goes with her mom and dad to a lake house in Awago Beach. It’s their getaway, their refuge. Rose’s friend Windy is always there, too, like the little sister she never had. But this summer is different. Rose’s mom and dad won’t stop fighting, and when Rose and Windy seek a distraction from the drama, they find themselves with a whole new set of problems. One of the local teens, just a couple of years older than Rose and Windy, is caught up in something bad. It’s a summer of secrets, and sorrow, and growing up, and it’s a good thing Rose and Windy have each other.

The featured book for next meeting will be announced at the end of the current meeting.

The featured book is 20% OFF for the month leading up to its ECBC meeting!
(Discount will be calculated at the register, and does not combine with any other discounts or programs).

Youtube videos about this wonderful book!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msZMngd5okQ&list=PL-yVE0Zrmk3hjPP4WtYwrv_M81irKJ72q&index=91

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jq1CENzgW6Q&list=PL-yVE0Zrmk3hjPP4WtYwrv_M81irKJ72q&index=92

 

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS @ EC!!!

Here are some of the things to look forward to next month and beyond!!!
(Event details will be announced in upcoming EC email newsletters and NewsFlyers and our social media pages; and are subject to change!)

Saturday, July 9th – Star Trek / Doctor Who Day!!!
Dates to be announced — Batman v Superman Day, Ghostbusters Day, Super Women Day!!!

 

 

Always get the latest EC updates on our Facebook page:
http://facebook.com/emeraldcitycomics

 

And also see the Events page on our website for upcoming events:
http://emeraldcitycomics.com/events

 

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/ECComicsFL

 

(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)

 

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Click here for new releases!

http://emeraldcitycomics.com/new-releases

 

 

Featured Comic Books:

ACTION COMICS 958

ACTION COMICS #958
DC COMICS
(W) Dan Jurgens (A) Patrick Zircher (CA) Mikel Janin
“PATH TO DOOM” chapter two
Luthor and Superman must put aside their differences and face the common threat of Doomsday, as Jimmy Olsen and the Planet staff try to uncover the truth: who is the man claiming to be Clark Kent?
THEY SAID IT: “Superman is synonymous with the word superhero,” says artist Patrick Zircher. “He’s the greatest. Drawing ACTION COMICS fills me with a passion to make great comics.”

 

DEADPOOL VS GAMBIT 1

DEADPOOL VS GAMBIT #1 (OF 5)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Ben Acker, Ben Blacker (A) Danillo Beyruth (CA) Kevin Wada
Gambit-one of the smoothest, best-looking operators in the world of the X-Men. Deadpool-one of the most annoying, ugliest dirtbags in the world of everything. Naturally, these guys got beef. But do you know what they have in common? A secret history of working together to pull con-jobs. That’s right-the grift is on as the Regeneratin’ Degenerate and the Ragin’ Cajun begrudgingly take on one last job together. Writers Ben Acker & Ben Blacker (THUNDERBOLTS, The Thrilling Adventure Hour) and artist Danilo Beyruth (GWENPOOL) lead us into the dirty underbelly of Deadpool and the squeaky-clean abs of Gambit!
Parental Advisory

 

HARLEY QUINN 29

HARLEY QUINN #29
DC COMICS
(W) Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti (A) Chad Hardin (CA) Amanda Conner
What’s that you said? We couldn’t quite hear you. Did you say “Boy, I sure would love to see Harley fight giant transforming robots”? Well, that’s definitely what we heard! So we’re delivering!

 

PRETTY DEADLY 10

PRETTY DEADLY #10 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Kelly Sue DeConnick (A/CA) Emma Rios
STORY: KELLY SUE DeCONNICK
ART / COVER: EMMA RÍOS
END OF STORY ARC
The second arc concludes with the death of Sarah.

 

STAR WARS FORCE AWAKENS ADAPTATION 1

STAR WARS FORCE AWAKENS ADAPTATION #1 (OF 5)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Chuck Wendig (A) Luke Ross (CA) Esad Ribic
It’s true-all of it! The biggest movie of the year jumps from the big screen to the comic book page! It’s been three decades since the Rebel Alliance destroyed the Death Star and toppled the Galactic Empire…but now, on the remote planet of Jakku…there is a stirring in the Force. A young scavenger named Rey…a deserting stormtrooper named Finn…an ace pilot name Poe…and a dark apprentice named Kylo Ren…Their lives are about to collide as the awakening begins. Written by Chuck Wendig (STAR WARS: AFTERMATH) and drawn by Luke Ross (HERCULES), take us on our first steps back into the Saga of a lifetime!
Rated T

 

WONDER WOMAN 1

WONDER WOMAN #1
DC COMICS
(W) Greg Rucka (A/CA) Liam Sharp
“THE LIES” chapter one
Why has the lasso of truth stopped working for the Amazon Princess? Start down the rabbit hole as dark secrets from Wonder Woman’s past unravel her present!
THEY SAID IT: “Drawing Wonder Woman isn’t just drawing a comic, it’s drawing an icon-the most famous and recognizable female superhero in the world,” exclaims artist Liam Sharp. “To get to draw her in her 75th year, with a new storyline scribed by no less than Greg Rucka, makes this without doubt the most important drawing gig of my 30 years in comics.”

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

CARNAGE CLASSIC TP

CARNAGE CLASSIC TP
MARVEL COMICS
(W/A) Various (CA) Mark Bagley
The serial-killing symbiote’s sadistic spree starts here! As if Venom wasn’t lethal enough, imagine what would happen if his symbiotic “other” had been joined to a murderous psychopath? That’s where Cletus Kasady comes in, as Venom’s symbiotic spawn transforms him into Carnage, Spider-Man’s sickest foe! Killing on a whim, Carnage is a painful, twisted thorn in the sides of Peter Parker, Ben Reilly, Venom…even the Silver Surfer! An unstoppable force of nature, Carnage will unleash an onslaught of death – but as far as he’s concerned, it’s a wonderful life! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #361-363, #410 and #430-431; VENOM: CARNAGE UNLEASHED #1-4; CARNAGE: MIND BOMB; CARNAGE: IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE; SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN (1996) #3; SPIDER-MAN (1990) #67; SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN (1976) #233; PETER PARKER: SPIDER-MAN (1999) #13; WEBSPINNERS: TALES OF SPIDER-MAN #13-14 and material from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #28.
Rated T+

 

HARLEY QUINN HC VOL 04

HARLEY QUINN HC VOL 04 A CALL TO ARMS
DC COMICS
(W) Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti (A) Chad Hardin & Various (CA) Amanda Conner
Harley Quinn and her Gang of Harleys are hitting the road! As if Hollywood wasn’t weird enough already, now Harley’s made her way to Tinseltown, and she’s about to have the most destructive fifteen minutes of fame ever. Will the industry survive Harley’s Hollywood hijinks, or will the City of Angels fall from grace? And will Coney Island be able to contain Harley’s newfound celebrity status? Find out in these tales from issues #17-21 and the HARLEY QUINN ROAD TRIP SPECIAL #1.

 

MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR TP VOL 01

MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR TP VOL 01 BFF
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Amy Reeder, Brandon Montclare (A) Natacha Bustos (CA) Amy Reeder
Lunella Lafayette is a preteen genius who wants to change the world, but lives in fear of the Inhuman genes inside her! Now, Lunella’s life is turned upside down when a red-scaled beast is teleported from the prehistoric past to a far-flung future we call…today! Together they’re the most Marvelous Team-Up of all – Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur! But will they be BFFs forever, or just until DD’s dinner time? And Lunella soon learns that there are other problems with having a titanic T-Rex as a pet in the modern-day Marvel Universe. School, for one. Monster hunters are another – especially when they’re the Totally Awesome Hulk! Then there’s the fact that everyone’s favorite dino didn’t journey through time alone. Beware the prehistoric savages known as the Killer-Folk – New York City’s deadliest tourists! Collecting MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #1-6.
Rated T

 

STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLLECTION TP VOL 01

STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLLECTION TP VOL 01 REBELLION
MARVEL COMICS
(W/A) Various (CA) Alex Ross
When the Death Star falls, what will happen next for the galaxy? Find out in this collection of tales set in the immediate aftermath of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope! Stinging from defeat, Darth Vader is consumed with tracking down the Force-strong young pilot who destroyed his battle station. What would it mean for the Empire if Vader and the evil Emperor Palpatine discover Luke Skywalker’s identity? With the Rebellion emboldened, Princess Leia leads a stealth squadron, Han Solo and Chewbacca face off against the bounty hunter Boba Fett, and Luke and Wedge Antilles infiltrate an Imperial Destroyer. Witness the continuing adventures of everyone’s favorite Star Wars heroes and villains! Collecting STAR WARS: EMPIRE #7, #14 and #16-18; STAR WARS: VADER’S QUEST #1-4; and STAR WARS (2013) #1-12.
Rated T

 

 

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“JUSTIN’S JABBER” — BACK ISSUES
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Good collections this week. Top notch books. Peruse these choice selections.

 

PREACHER
Preacher #1, Very Fine Plus (8.5) condition, $300.
We took in a nearly complete run of Preacher over the weekend. Come grab ’em before they’re gone!

 

BATMAN CBCS
Batman #234, Reintroduction of Two-Face (his first appearance since the Golden Age), CBCS graded 6.0 (Fine), $175.
Classic Neal Adams Two-Face cover. Nice graded copy!

 

TALES OF SUSPENSE

Tales Of Suspense #58, Classic Captain America vs. Iron Man cover, First Captain America in Tales of Suspense, Second appearance of Kraven, Good (2.0) condition, $75.
Triple threat!

 

JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY
Journey Into Mystery #103, First appearance of Enchantress, Very Good (4.0) condition, $225.
Haven’t had one of these in ages. Awesome, hard to find key.

 

See? Told you we took in some good books this week! Come on by the shop, purchase a few of our Vintage books, add them to your collection, cherish them forever.

 

(Please call us at 727-398-2665 for condition, availability, or any other questions about the books!)

We have a lot more where those came from on our two — count em’ TWO — vintage comics walls! So stop in for a nostalgic treat, or check out our online shop for select vintage comics:
http://goo.gl/06UOhI

 

 

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GAMES
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RicknMortyTotalRickall
RICK AND MORTY: TOTAL RICKALL COOPERATIVE CARD GAME
Rick has locked the family inside their house. Why? Because the family has grown. Parasites masquerading as family and close friends have infiltrated and inserted pleasant memories into everyone`s minds to make them think they`re real. And more keep coming! You must figure out which of these new, zany characters are real and which ones are parasites that need to be exterminated. Think you`ve got what it takes to save the world? The Total Rickall Cooperative Card Game is based on the Rick and Morty episode of the same name.

 

BeforeIKillyouMisterSpy
BEFORE I KILL YOU MISTER SPY
Formerly known as James Ernest`s Totally Renamed Spy Game, in Before I Kill You, Mister Spy players take on the role of nefarious super villains, luring spies into their lairs and killing them for sport (and points!). But, before you kill a spy, you may be tempted to gloat and taunt him for extra points, leading (sometimes) to his escape from your insidious clutches!

 

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CYPHER SYSTEM RPG: GODS OF THE FALL
The Gods are Dead – Now It`s Your Turn! There was a time when gods walked the world. Their magic pervaded the earth and the sky. From their mystical realm of Elanehtar, they brought plenty and pestilence. They judged the living and the dead. Their rule was absolute. Then Elanehtar fell to earth like a vengeful star, sparking cataclysm and plunging the world into a dark age. The gods are gone, but their works remain – scattered and broken. The world struggles under the yoke of murder, slavery, and corruption. Dark things have squirmed free of their divine prisons, and even the afterlife has become a realm of nightmares. But a power has awoken against the darkness. A divine spark struck in the hearts of new gods-in-the-making. You have this spark – the seed of godhood is within you. Can you restore what was broken before the world vanishes forever into darkness? Can you claim a place for yourself in the heavens? Awaken your divine spark, claim a dominion, and become a god in Gods of the Fall, a campaign setting book for the Cypher System roleplaying game.

 

RA
RA
Ancient Egypt is overflowing with opportunity, and as a royal advisor you are tasked with enriching its society through art, religion, astronomy, writing, and agriculture. Gain the favor of the gods to build incredible monuments, advance your civilization, and collect piles of gold. Incur their wrath, however, and a disaster may upset your royal efforts. Battle for glory and push your luck to take your place as royal advisor to the great pharaohs of Ancient Egypt in Ra, a game of high-stakes bidding and divine intervention.

 

 

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TOYS / COLLECTIBLES
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MARVEL GALLERY LADY DEADPOOL PVC FIG
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys release! She’s beautiful! She’s deadly! She’s Lady Deadpool, and she’s the newest Femme Fatales PVC figure based on the Marvel Universe! The most fatal of the Marvel femmes so far, Lady Deadpool stands approximately 9″ tall and wields twin katana swords and a pretty killer ponytail atop a small diorama base. She is in scale to Captain Marvel, Lady Thor, and all other Femme Fatales PVC figures. Packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Alejandro Pereira!

 

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TERMINATOR ULT T800 TECH NOIR VER 7IN AF
NECA
Nothing will stop this machine of destruction from the future, not even a lack of clothing. In the 1984 Terminator movie, the T-800 commandeers timeline appropriate clothing from some very unfortunate punks before attempting to assassinate Sarah Connor at the Tech Noir nightclub. The Ultimate Tech Noir T-800 features that punk outfit with metal jacket chain film and bears the likeness of Arnold Schwarzenegger. The deluxe 7″ scale figure has over 25 points of articulation, plus 3 interchangeable heads, interchangeable right forearm, alternate hand, a small arsenal of weaponry, and two surgical tools for post-battle repairs.

 

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Yard Sale & TMNT Day! Newsletter 6/17/16

 

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YARD SALE & TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLE DAY!!!
Saturday, June 18th from 11am to 9pm

The Heroes in a Half Shell are BACK!!! And now that you’ve seen the movie, it’s time to celebrate your favorite ninjas!!! And, it’s Father’s Day Weekend, so we’ve got a big shopping event that he’s sure to love!!!

Join us on Sat., June 11th, for our latest YARD SALE!!!
Enjoy DEEP, DEEP DISCOUNTS on books, comics, games, toys, back issues, collectibles and more, from 11am – 6pm!!!

PLUS, the FIRST 100 KIDS at 11am will receive a FREE TMNT COLORING SHEET!!!
The first 150 KIDS at 11am  will receive their choice of a FREE TMNT STICKER!!!

Plus, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY, can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLES for a chance to win* one TMNT KID’S FAN PACK or one TMNT ADULT COLLECTOR’S PACK!!! All winners will be called on Monday, June 20th!!!

the KID’S RAFFLE includes the SECRET SEWER LAIR PLAYSET, TMNT HEROCLIX MOUSER MAYHEM, TMNT MUTATIONS SET (includes Leo, Raph, Donnie, Mikey, Rocksteady, Beebop, Casey Jones, and Shredder – that’s EIGHT figures!!!), TMNT: RISE OF THE TURTLES PAPERBACK, and SHREDDER SUNGLASSES!!!

The ADULT COLLECTOR’S RAFFLE includes the HEROCLIX MOUSER MAYHEM, a TMNT RAPHAEL BANK, The UNIVERSAL MONSTERS TMNT COLLECTION (this includes turtle versions of Frankenstein, Dracula, the Mummy & the Wolf Man!!!), a TMNT MiniMates set, and a TMNT:HEROES HARDCOVER BOOK!!!

These raffles are GIGANTIC, and are sure to be a MUST for TMNT fans of all ages!!!

AND, ENGINE 53 PIZZA will be here from 10:30am -2pm with delicious, hot & fresh pizza any turtle would love!!!
(Credit & debit cards accepted!)

* 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. One entry per person, please. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

Our friends across 113th Avenue at Mercury Medical are allowing our Guests to use their huge parking lot, just past their building on the right after you pass our parking lot! The image shows you the yellow circles that are okay to park in, and the red X’s where the other businesses do not allow parking. If the “approved” lots fill up, it is definitely better to park along 113th Avenue (but not in the grass), than in one of the “unapproved” lots. It’s possible that another business owner could have vehicles towed from those lots.
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DEAD PANIC GAME DEMONSTRATION
Saturday, June 18th from noon to 5pm

Double Exposure, Inc. Envoy and Emerald City present a Dead Panic game demonstration!

Herald Bill Eastman will be with us once again to demonstrate the game. He will be teaching new players how to play the game and to show off to the public all the fantastic components that make up this excellent game!

Here’s some info about the game:

The zombie apocalypse has begun, and you and your friends take on the roles of various characters who are all working to survive.

In Dead Panic, each player takes on the role of one of eight unique characters, which have special abilities. Players work together to survive in a remote cabin, at the center of the board, against waves of the undead that close in from the edges of the board. If the players can hold out, survivors bring pieces of the radio needed to call for rescue. Once rescue arrives, it’s up to each player to leave the safety of the cabin and make it out alive!

To fight the zombies, players use cabin cards, some of which are weapons that help players attack zombies at a distance or in hand-to-hand combat. If characters take too many injuries during combat, they die and return to the game as a zombie with customized rules as a member of the undead! Other cabin cards are items, which give the players various benefits and a better chance at survival. The supply of items and weapons is limited, however. Once the cabin deck is exhausted, it is not reshuffled. A separate deck of cards, called event cards, allow the zombies to have their turn. This deck not only brings a variety of zombies into play but each card also has a special effect when drawn.

Can you survive Dead Panic?

Here’s a link to the BoardGameGeek page for the game:
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/133437/dead-panic

And here’s the page from Fireside Games:
http://firesidegames.com/games/dead-panic

 

 

BOARD GAME MEETUP
BOARD GAME MEETUP
Saturday, June 18th from 5pm to 9pm

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 5pm. 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.

 

 

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FATHER’S DAY @ EC!!!
Sunday, June 19th from noon to 6pm

Celebrate the SUPER man in your life at EC on Father’s Day!

The FIRST 50 DADS at Noon on Sunday, June 19th will receive a FREE FATHER’S DAY CARD!!!
Each card will contain HIDDEN EC DISCOUNTS of $1, $3, $5, $10… and ONE card will have a $25 EC GIFT CERTIFICATE!!!

PLUS, whether you’re a father or not, you can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* one WARHAMMER 40,000 DEATHWATCH OVERKILL GAME!!! (Ages 12+)

(The winner will be called Monday, June 20th!)

* 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. One entry per person, please. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

 

 

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MUNCHKIN PANIC GAME DEMONSTRATION
Sunday, June 19th from noon to 5pm

Double Exposure, Inc. Envoy and Emerald City present a Munchkin Panic game demonstration!

Herald Bill Eastman will be with us once again to demonstrate the game. He will be teaching new players how to play the game and to show off to the public all the fantastic components that make up this excellent game!

Here’s some info about the game:

Munchkin Panic is a semi-cooperative board game that blends the all-for-one gameplay of Castle Panic and the all-for-me gameplay of Munchkin.

In this hybrid game, the Munchkin monsters have found the Castle Panic towers and are on the rampage! Players need to combine cards to hit and slay the monsters before they destroy the castle. The card combos available in Munchkin Panic are created from a unique mixing of the decks of the two source games. Each defeated monster becomes a trophy and gives up its treasure to the victor. If players work together to defeat the monsters, the player with the highest point count becomes Master Munchkin — but players must balance their self-interest with the cooperation necessary to survive. If players get too greedy, the monsters will stomp the castle flat while the players are too busy fighting amongst themselves!

Here’s a link to the BoardGameGeek page for the game:
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/156786/munchkin-panic

And here’s the page from Fireside Games:
http://firesidegames.com/games/munchkin-panic

 

 

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STAR WARS GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE!
Wednesay, June 22nd from 11am to 9pm

Marvel’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” comic adaptation arrives on Wed., June 22nd, and the “Han Solo” comic series is here now!!! So, to celebrate, EC will be hosting a special Force Awakens Day on Sat., June 25th!!! Details are coming, but to get you ready for space flight…

Join us on Wed., June 22nd, when the FIRST 25 GUESTS at 11am and 7pm will receive a FREE MARVEL STAR WARS PREVIEW COMIC!!!

Plus, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY, can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 “STAR WARS ART POSTER COLLECTION” BOOKS!!!

All winners will be called on Thursday, June 23rd!!!

* 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. One entry per person, please. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

 

 

HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT MEETUP
HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT – “LADIES NIGHT”! 400 PT GOLDEN AGE CONSTRUCTED
Friday, June 24th from 6:30pm to 9pm

$3 entry fee.

400 points. Golden Age format. Your team must consist of female characters ONLY.

We’re playing for Green Arrow from the Brave & The Bold Organized play kit.

What’s this about?: HeroClix tournaments are a sanctioned series of events that offer players opportunities for competitive play and exclusive figures. Tired of beating your friends? Bring your A-game here and see how you do. First time players at EC always get a figure!

What do you need to play?: For constructed tournaments, you’ll need to supply your team, meeting the requirements that week’s format issued. It’s also recommended that you bring your own maps, so you have the advantage should you win the roll for map choice. However, Dice and Maps are available in limited numbers.

What is ‘Golden Age’?: Golden Age is essentially an unrestricted format. Any figure can be used, as far back as Marvel HeroClix: Infinity Challenge (the first set). The only figures that cannot be used are the Purple Ringed promo figures, and other non-comic sets, such as Lord of the Rings, Kick-Ass 2, Mage Knight, Yu-Gi-Oh, and DOTA 2 (unless specified by the format). All Errata is in effect for Golden Age play.

How are the prizes distributed?: For standard Constructed play, we usually issue a prize for 1st place, 2nd place, and Fellowship. Fellowship is a sportsmanship prize, and can be awarded to someone who the judge feels carried themselves in an exemplary fashion in demeanor during the event. Usually, if everyone qualifies for the Fellowship prize, this is awarded via roll-off.

Read the rulebook to learn the game…

http://heroclix.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/2014-HeroClix-Core-Rulebook.pdf

…or stop by during a tournament to see how it’s played!

 

 

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STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS DAY!!!
Saturday, June 25th from 11am to 9pm

To further celebrate Marvel’s cinematic adaptation (arriving Wednesday the 22nd!), join your friends at EC for a galaxy of fun!!!

On Sat., June 25th, the FIRST 150 GUESTS at 11am will receive a FREE FORCE AWAKENS STICKER!!!

Plus, MEET FINN for free pics & autographs from 11a-1p & 3-5p**!!!
(Local professional cosplay actor; not associated with the film.)

ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY, can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* one FUNKO STAR WARS: SMUGGLER’S BOUNTY “JABBA’S PALACE” BOX!!!
(Please note that this Smuggler’s Bounty Box is for the month of July. The winner will be notified when the box arrives late July/early August.)

All winners will be called on Monday, June 27th!!!

* 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. One entry per person, please. 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. Local actor, not affiliated with the film.

 

 

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MY VILLAGE GAME DEMONSTRATION
Saturday, June 25th from noon to 5pm

Double Exposure, Inc. Envoy and Emerald City present a My Village game demonstration!

Herald Bill Eastman will be with us once again to demonstrate the game. He will be teaching new players how to play the game and to show off to the public all the fantastic components that make up this excellent game!

Here’s some info about the game:

A new chapter opens in the Village chronicles! In this standalone game, each player is in charge of his very own village, controlling its entire fate. Known places and characters conjoin with new mechanisms to make up a gaming experience that feels so familiar and is yet so different from Village!

Village enthusiasts will recognize some core elements, for example, the life-time track and the village chronicle, yet the new dice mechanism gives a whole new twist and dynamic to taking actions. My Village is of similar game weight as Village.

Here’s a link to the BoardGameGeek page for the game:
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/172381/my-village

And here’s the page from Stronghold Games:
https://strongholdgames.com/store/village-line/my-village

 

 

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ECBC! THE EMERALD CITY BOOK CLUB
Tuesday, July 5th from 7pm to 8pm

ECBC meets the FIRST TUESDAY of the month from 7-8pm to discuss the featured book.

The featured book is THIS ONE SUMMER, by Mariko & Jillian Tamaki:
Every summer, Rose goes with her mom and dad to a lake house in Awago Beach. It’s their getaway, their refuge. Rose’s friend Windy is always there, too, like the little sister she never had. But this summer is different. Rose’s mom and dad won’t stop fighting, and when Rose and Windy seek a distraction from the drama, they find themselves with a whole new set of problems. One of the local teens, just a couple of years older than Rose and Windy, is caught up in something bad. It’s a summer of secrets, and sorrow, and growing up, and it’s a good thing Rose and Windy have each other.

The featured book for next meeting will be announced at the end of the current meeting.

The featured book is 20% OFF for the month leading up to its ECBC meeting!
(Discount will be calculated at the register, and does not combine with any other discounts or programs).

Youtube videos about this wonderful book!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msZMngd5okQ&list=PL-yVE0Zrmk3hjPP4WtYwrv_M81irKJ72q&index=91

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jq1CENzgW6Q&list=PL-yVE0Zrmk3hjPP4WtYwrv_M81irKJ72q&index=92

 

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS @ EC!!!

Here are some of the things to look forward to this month and beyond!!!
(Event details will be announced in upcoming EC email newsletters and NewsFlyers and our social media pages; and are subject to change!)

Saturday, July 2nd – Civil War II Day!!!
Saturday, July 9th – Star Trek / Doctor Who Day!!!

 

 

Always get the latest EC updates on our Facebook page:
http://facebook.com/emeraldcitycomics

 

And also see the Events page on our website for upcoming events:
http://emeraldcitycomics.com/events

 

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/ECComicsFL

 

(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)

 

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Click here for new releases!

http://emeraldcitycomics.com/new-releases

 

Featured Comic Books:

 

BATMAN 1
BATMAN #1
DC COMICS
(W) Tom King (A/CA) David Finch, Matt Batt Banning
“I AM GOTHAM” chapter one
No one has ever stopped the Caped Crusader. Not The Joker. Not Two-Face. Not even the entire Justice League. But how does Batman confront a new hero who wants to save the city from the Dark Knight?
CAN’T MISS: Superstar artist David Finch returns to Batman alongside writer Tom King for this five-part storyline.

 

DARK KNIGHT RETURNS THE LAST CRUSADE 1
DARK KNIGHT RETURNS THE LAST CRUSADE #1
DC COMICS
(W) Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello (A/CA) John Romita, Bill Sienkiewicz
Before the Dark Knight returned…
The Joker. Poison Ivy. Selina Kyle. And the last Robin.

 

I HATE FAIRYLAND 6
I HATE FAIRYLAND #6 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W/A/CA) Skottie Young
NEW STORY ARC
The hit comedy I HATE FAIRYLAND is back for a second round of adventure. What will become of Fairyland as Gert is crowned the new queen and how will that affect her thirty-year quest to return home?

 

STAR WARS HAN SOLO 1
STAR WARS HAN SOLO #1 (OF 5)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Marjorie M. Liu (A) Mark Brooks (CA) Lee Bermejo
Everyone’s favorite scoundrel gets his very own series! Han is given a top-secret undercover mission for the Rebellion – rescuing a number of informants and spies. His cover for the assignment? Only the biggest and most infamous starship race in the galaxy! You know – the race Han has dreamt of winning his entire life. Will he keep his mind on the mission? And can he manage to pull it off while keeping the lead? Best-selling author Marjorie Liu (X-MEN) comes to the Galaxy Far, Far Away along with superstar cover artist Mark Brooks (ULTIMATE X-MEN) in his return to interior art! Face it, readers – there aren’t enough scoundrels in your life!
Rated T

 

SUPERMAN 1
SUPERMAN #1
DC COMICS
(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A/CA) Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray
“THE SON OF SUPERMAN” chapter one
The Last Son of Krypton must decide whether to help his young son use his new and rapidly increasing abilities, or hide them from the world.
THE CREATORS: The team supreme that brought fans the adventures of Damian Wayne in “Batman and Robin” returns for the adventures of Superman and his offspring.

 

VOTE LOKI 1
VOTE LOKI #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Christopher Hastings (A) Langdon Foss (CA) Tradd Moore
Loki is many things — god, trickster, brother, liar, son, villain, even hero. Now he wants to add one more thing to the list: President of the United States. That’s right, the God of Lies has set his sights on becoming the ruler of the free world, but is this just another scheme? One thing’s for certain — with Loki’s winning smile and silver tongue on the campaign trail, this election just got a lot more interesting…
Rated T+

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

DARK NIGHT A TRUE BATMAN STORY HC
DARK NIGHT A TRUE BATMAN STORY HC (MR)
DC COMICS
(W) Paul Dini (A/CA) Eduardo Risso
The Caped Crusader has been the all-abiding icon of justice and authority for generations. But in this surprising original graphic novel, we see Batman in a new light-as the savior who helps a discouraged man recover from a brutal attack that left him unable to face the world.
In the 1990s, Eisner Award-winning writer Paul Dini had a flourishing career writing the hugely popular Batman: The Animated Series and Tiny Toon Adventures. Walking home one evening, he was jumped and viciously beaten within an inch of his life. His recovery process was arduous, hampered by the imagined antics of the villains he was writing for television including The Joker, Harley Quinn and the Penguin. But despite how bleak his circumstances were, or perhaps because of it, Dini also always imagined the Batman at his side during his darkest moments.
DARK NIGHT: A TRUE BATMAN STORY is the harrowing and eloquent autobiographical tale of Dini’s courageous struggle to overcome a truly desperate situation. It is a Batman story like none other and one that will truly resonate with fans. Art by the incredibly talented Eduardo Risso (100 BULLETS, DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE).

 

FIGHT CLUB 2 HC
FIGHT CLUB 2 HC (MR)
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Chuck Palahniuk (A) Cameron Stewart (CA) David Mack
Some imaginary friends never go away . . .
Ten years after starting Project Mayhem, he lives a mundane life. A kid, a wife. Pills to keep his destiny at bay. But it won’t last long-the wife has seen to that. He’s back where he started, but this go-round he’s got more at stake than his own life. The time has arrived . . . Collects issues #1-#10 of the series.

 

OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN AND AZACETA TP VOL 03
OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA TP VOL 03 LITTLE LIGHT (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Robert Kirkman (A/CA) Paul Azaceta
Kyle is faced with the most emotional exorcism he’s performed yet… as he begins to learn more about his abilities and what’s really happening around him. Secrets are revealed that will change everything.
Collects OUTCAST #13-18

 

SEX CRIMINALS TP VOL 03
SEX CRIMINALS TP VOL 03 THREE THE HARD WAY (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Matt Fraction (A/CA) Chip Zdarsky
Collects SEX CRIMINALS #11-15.

 

 

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“JUSTIN’S JABBER” — BACK ISSUES
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HEY-HO-LET’S GO!
That’s the Ramones, in case you didn’t know, and if you didn’t know … c’mon, who hasn’t heard of the Ramones?
The Ramones are, or more accurately were, a rock n’ roll group; a bunch of kinda grimey dudes all with the last name Ramone. They were a unit; like-minded individuals all working toward a common goal.
I’m a big fan rock n’ roll groups like the Ramones and I’m also a big fan of cooperation, community, teamwork, fellowships, organisations, scenes.
We all need time to ourselves, but being lonely sucks. Life’s better with company.

Where, you may ask, am I going with all of this rumination on the topic of togetherness?
Glad you asked! This week’s selections are all complete “Story Packs” as we call them here at the ol’ EC! Entire stories, complete from beginning to end, sold as a group. Why buy one comic when you can buy a bunch?

 

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JLA/Avengers #1-4, $45.
This one is particularly thematic within the context of the group, being that it’s two companies that are normally rivals working together to make one very cool story. Have you ever seen the cover to JLA/Avengers #4? Superman holding Mjolnir in one hand and Cap’s shield in the other? It don’t get much more super-heroic than that!

 

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Flashpoint #1-5, $50.
Here we have a group of alternate reality versions of some of our favorite heroes helping Flash to … well basically reset the whole DC Universe, which was reset again very recently. Superhero universes are kinda like old NES consoles. Sometimes they need to be reset a bunch of times before they work correctly.

 

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Cage MAX #1-5, $25.
Not much group cooperation to speak of here. As far as I know, Luke Cage flies solo in this one.
No Jessica Jones, no Iron Fist, no Avengers, just Luke behaving in a very R-rated manner. Not exactly thematic in terms of story content, but it’s still a group of comics being sold all together so it still counts.
…totally counts.

 

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Marvel Zombies Versus Army of Darkness #1-5.
Another example of two normally separate fictional universes coming together in sweet harmony. Ash likes to kills zombies and the Marvel Zombies seem to enjoying being zombies and getting killed … or re-killed, I guess. Can one really “kill” something that’s undead? It’s more like you would be re-deading the undead by “killing” them. All confusing terminology aside, this is a cool set. Buy it. Read it. Love it.

 

Speaking of dead people: R.I.P. Johnny, Joey, Tommy, and my favorite, Dee-Dee Ramone. If you guys were tired of resting in peace and decided to come back as zombies, I promise no one will re-dead you. A Zombie Ramones World Tour would be the coolest thing ever!

 

(Please call us at 727-398-2665 for condition, availability, or any other questions about the books!)

We have a lot more where those came from on our two — count em’ TWO — vintage comics walls! So stop in for a nostalgic treat, or check out our online shop for select vintage comics:
http://goo.gl/06UOhI

 

 

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GAMES
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SUSHI GO PARTY
SUSHI GO PARTY
It`s a party platter of mega maki, super sashimi, and endless edamame in this Deluxe Edition of the bestselling Pick and Pass Card Game! You still earn points by picking winning sushi combos, but now you can customize each game by choosing a la carte from a menu of more than 20 delectable dishes. What’s more, you can invite up to eight players to join in on the sushi-feast. Let the good times roll!

 

SMALL WORLD POCKET ENCYCLOPEDIA
SMALL WORLD: POCKET ENCYCLOPEDIA
Experience Small World in greater depth than ever before with the Small World Pocket Encyclopedia! The definitive reference guide to Small World and its inhabitants, this handy tome provides players with comprehensive information on all the races, special powers, and rules for the Small World base game and its Be Not Afraid, Cursed!, Grand Dames, and Royal Bonus expansions, as well as an official FAQ, Glossary, origin story, and never-before-seen art.

 

POKEMON ZYGARDE BOX
POKEMON TCG: ZYGARDE COLLECTION BOX
It`s time to bring a little order to the chaos of Pokemon battling – and Zygarde is just the Order Pokemon to do it! Encounter multiple forms of this Legendary Pokemon with the Zygarde Collection. Each box contains a sculpted figure of Zygarde Complete, an exclusive foil promo card featuring Zygarde, four Pokemon Trading Card Game booster packs, and a code card for the Pokemon Trading Card Game Online.

 

DOMINION EMPIRES
DOMINION EMPIRES EXPANSION
The world is big and your kingdom gigantic! In fact, it’s no longer a kingdom really… it`s an empire! Which makes you the emperor! This entitles you to a better chair, plus you can name a salad after yourself. But, it’s not easy being emperor. The day starts early, when you light the sacred flame; then it`s hours of committee meetings, trying to establish exactly why the sacred flame keeps going out. Sometimes your armies take over a continent and you just have no idea where to put it. And there’s the risk of assassination; you have a food taster, who tastes anything before you eat it, and a dagger tester, who gets stabbed by anything before it stabs you. You`ve taken to staying at home whenever it`s the Ides of anything. Still, overall, it`s a great job. You wouldn’t trade it for the world – especially given how much of the world you already have.

 

NETRUNNER FEAR MASSES
NETRUNNER LCG: FEAR THE MASSES
Election Day is here in Fear the Masses, the sixth and final Data Pack in the Mumbad Cycle for Android: Netrunner! Featuring some of the cycle`s most potent and deck-defining cards, Fear the Masses carries the Indian Union`s heated elections to their climax, but leaves it to you to deal with the fall-out. Sixty new cards (including a complete playset of nineteen different cards) feature plenty to excite fans of all factions, but especially NBN and those Runners who identify themselves as Anarchs – they gain a new identity, region upgrade, and high-pressure discard strategies.

 

 

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TOYS / COLLECTIBLES
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ROCKY
ROCKY 40TH ANNIV ROCKY 3 7IN SERIES 1 AF NECA
Celebrate 40 years of the phenomenally successful Rocky saga as well as the recent Creed movie! NECA relaunches its Rocky action figure line, with a mix of all-new figures and sold-out favorites for those who might have missed out. Series 1 focuses on Rocky III, in which Rocky Balboa fights and is beaten bloody by Clubber Lang, losing his world championship. It debuts a brand-new Rocky figure in black trunks based on posters and promo art for the movie, which comes with an incredibly detailed championship belt accessory. The assortment also includes three re-issued figures: two versions of Clubber Lang in both black and blue trunks with unique head sculpts, and a gold trunks version of Rocky. Realistic sculpts feature the likenesses of actors Sylvester Stallone and Mr. T. These 7″ scale figures are fully articulated and ready to take their one-in-a-million shot at the dream. NOTE: Special window box packaging both celebrates the 40th Anniversary and preserves the value of the original releases for collectors.

 

DCICONSAF
DC ICONS AF
DC COMICS
DC Collectibles’ Icons line of action figures adds four new characters from some of the DC Universe’s most memorable events and stories! Each figure comes with multiple accessories!
10. SUPERMAN – THE MAN OF STEEL — 6″
11. AQUAMAN – LEGEND OF AQUAMAN — 6″
12. ATOMICA DELUXE ACTION FIGURE — FOREVER EVIL — 6″
Comes with RAY PALMER – 1.5″ and RYAN CHOI – 3″
13. HARLEY QUINN – NO MAN’S LAND — 6″

 

PREDATOR
PREDATOR MINIMATES SERIES 2 ASST
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys release! Time to head back to the jungle, for another assortment of Predator Minimates! This all-new assortment of 2-inch Minimates mini-figures features characters from all three Predator films! Royce from Predators comes with that film’s Berserker Predator, Predator’s Blain comes with Predator 2’s Shaman Predator, and Predator’s First Appearance Dutch faces off with the Cloaked Jungle Predator. Plus, be on the lookout for the rare, one-per-case variant set of Final Battle Dutch and Cloaked Jungle Predator! Each Minimate features 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts, and each two-pack comes on a full-color blister card.

 

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X-Men Day! Newsletter 6/10/16

 

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FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: EMERALD CITY COMICS FOR BEST OF THE BAY!

It’s that time once again!!! Creative Loafing Tampa is prepping for the 2016 Best of the Bay!!!

Thanks to your generosity, we were proud to be made your Favorite Comic Shop in 2015!!! Can we hold the title…?

Well, dear EC Family members, our fate is in YOUR hands!!! You have until June 21st, but you can start nominating right away!!!

We humbly ask that you please consider nominating us again this year, at http://www.cltampa.com/botb under GOODS & SERVICES:
Best Comic Shop,
Best Local Bookstore,
Best Store Staff, and
Best Customer Service!

If you love our knowledgeable service, phenomenal selection, live superheroes, community support, weekly give-aways and raffles, amazing Team Members, sales events, subject matter expertise, fair and competitive collectibles pricing, interactive events, customer engagement and more, please make your voice heard, so we can retain the title again this year!!!

It only takes a few seconds (seriously, nominating is EASIER than EVER), and you only have to nominate in the categories you want to, so please show Creative Loafing your love for EC!!!

We also would like to encourage you to nominate our partners, under their respective categories: T.M. Powell, CW44 Media Critic, CW44 – WTOG Tampa Bay’s “44 On the Town,” Muvico Sundial 19 & IMAX, Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Mahaffey Theater, Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner, Justin Kucsulain, Pair O’ Dice Brewing, Dr Paul Bearer II, MUCH Foundation, TampaBay Squad FL Garrison, Costumers With a Cause (CWC), Gamers on The Edge, Joshua Cruz, William The Dinosaur author Matthew Van Kleeck, Justin Ponsor, Monkeys Fighting Robots, Joel D Wynkoop, Austin Janowsky Art, Swollen Nerd, Adam Riches, Rob Hunter, Rob Terry, Daddy Kool Records, Whiting’s BBQ, Voyage Cold Brew Coffee, The Brown Boxer Pub & Grille on Clearwater Beach, Dunedin Historical Museum, Safety Harbor Museum and Cultural Center, Chuck Dixon, Mr. Media Interviews by Bob Andelman, Dr Paul Bearer II, Yard of Ale St. Pete, Unmasked On Air … okay, we REALLY have A LOT of friends!!!

As always, THANK YOU SO MUCH for your support!!! We could never be the Best Comics Shop in the Bay without YOU!!!

 

 

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X-MEN DAY!!!
Saturday, June 11th from 11am to 9pm

X-Men: Apocalypse is a big hit!!! And, of course, EC is going to help you celebrate!!!

Join us on Sat., June 11th, and SAVE ON SELECT X-MEN MERCHANDISE!!!

PLUS, the FIRST 50 KIDS will receive a FREE WOLVERINE COLORING SHEET!!!

MEET CYCLOPS & WOLVERINE for FREE pics & autographs from 11a-1p & 3-5p**!!! (Our heroes are local, professional cosplayers, not affiliated with the film series. They are, however, amazing!!!)

Plus, Join us for the first meeting of Paper Grrrls, Sat., June 11th from 7-9pm at EC!!! The meeting is open to girls between the ages of 8-18, to get to know one another and talk about comics!!

To kick off the FIRST-EVER MEETING, each attendee will receive a FREE COMIC!!!

Plus, ALL GUESTS at EC ALL DAY Saturday, can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 copies of the LUMBERJANES VOL. 1 PAPERBACK!!!
(Winners will be called Monday, June 13th!)

*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. One entry per person, please. 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.

 

 

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PAPER GRRRLS FIRST MEETING @EC!!!
Saturday, June 11th from 7pm to 9pm

Paper Grrrls is a club for girls between the ages 8 and 18 where we talk about women in comics, go on field trips, create zines & comics, learn from local artists & writers, and foster a love for reading and creation. The meeting is open to girls between the aged 8-18, where we will get to know one another and talk about comics!!

To kick off the FIRST-EVER MEETING, each attendee will receive a FREE COMIC!!!

Plus, ALL GUESTS at EC ALL DAY Saturday, can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 copies of the LUMBERJANES VOL. 1 PAPERBACK!!!
(Winners will be called Monday, June 13th!)

*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. One entry per person, please. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

Follow Paper Grrrls at these links:

https://www.facebook.com/Paper-Grrrls-538967052942640/?fref=ts&ref=br_tf

https://www.instagram.com/papergrrrls

 

 

51st state
51ST STATE GAME DEMONSTRATION
Sunday, June 12th from noon to 5pm

Double Exposure, Inc. Envoy and Emerald City present a 51st State game demonstration!

Herald Bill Eastman will be with us once again to demonstrate the game. He will be teaching new players how to play the game and to show off to the public all the fantastic components that make up this excellent game!

Here’s some info about the game:

The world you know no longer exists. There is no government. No army. No civilization. The United States has collapsed, and now thirty years after the war started, new powers finally try to take control over the ruined country, try to establish a new order, try to control others and create a new country, a new state: the 51st State.

51st State is a card game in which players control one of four powers trying to build a new country. Players put new locations into play, hire leaders, and send people to work in buildings to gain resources and new skills. To do this, every card in 51st State can be used in three different ways:

Raze a location to gain many resources once.
Deal with this location to gain one resource every turn.
Build the location so that you can use its skill each turn.

Here’s a link to the BoardGameGeek page for the game:
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/192458/51st-state-master-set

And here’s the page from Portal Games:
http://portalgames.pl/new_en/all-game-list/51st-state-master-set

 

 

POKEMON YOUTH LEAGUE MEETUP
POKEMON YOUTH LEAGUE
Sundays from 4pm to 6pm

Ages 8-16
New players always welcome!

Our Pokémon Youth League provides a nearby place for you to get together with other fans of both the Pokémon Trading Card Game and the Pokémon video games, and have some fun!

Using your own cards and Pokémon video games, you can play, trade, and even earn cool prizes! The best part is that you can do all this with other Pokémon players who love collecting and playing just as much as you do!

What IS the Pokémon Trading Card Game?

Download the rules here…
http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-tcg/rules

…or stop by during our events to see first-hand how the game is played!

“You are a Pokémon Trainer! You travel across the land, battling other Trainers with your Pokémon, creatures that love to battle and that have amazing powers! Your deck of cards represents your Pokémon as well as items and allies that help you on your adventures.

Trading card games are strategy based and use collectible cards to let each player customize his or her game. The best way to learn to play the Pokémon TCG is with a Trainer Kit. This has two ready-to-play decks that walk you through the game, step by step. From there, try a theme deck to get an idea of the different kinds of decks out there. Once you’re ready, you can start building your collection of cards with Pokémon TCG booster packs. Trade with your friends for the strongest Pokémon or collect all your favorites! Then, build your own 60-card deck, play with your friends, and show off your own personal Pokémon team!

In the Pokémon TCG, your Pokémon battle your opponent’s Pokémon. The first player to take all of his or her Prize cards wins! Also, if your opponent cannot draw a card at the beginning of his or her turn, or has no Pokémon left in play, you win the game!”

 

 

apocrypha now
MARVEL & APOCRYPHA NOW GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE!
Wednesday, June 15th from 11am to 9pm

Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” movie has passed ONE BILLION DOLLARS at the global box office, to become the biggest movie of 2016!!!! And speaking of global phenomena, there’s a new twist on the ultimate classic, that has been a big hit on the “Best Sellers” list!!! And, EC is here to celebrate both!!!!

Join us on Wed., June 15th, when the FIRST 20 GUESTS at 11am and 7pm will receive a FREE MARVEL WORD BUTTON!!!

Plus, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY, can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* one “GOD IS DISAPPOINTED IN YOU” / “APOCRYPHA NOW” HARDCOVER SLIPCASE EDITION!!!

All winners will be called on Thursday, June 16th!!!

* 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. One entry per person, please. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

 

 

HOPS TABLETOPS MEETUP
HOPS & TABLETOPS @ PAIR O’ DICE BREWING CO.
Wednesday, June 15th from 7pm to 10pm
at Pair O’ Dice Brewing Company
4400 118th Avenue North #208, Clearwater, FL 33762

Roll the dice @ Pair O’ Dice with Emerald City Comics!

The Emerald City folks are back every other Wednesday with even more games to play! Stop in to see what’s new in the world of board gaming and craft beer!

Pair O’ Dice Brewing Company will have plenty of room for your favorite tabletop and card games. This event is free to take part in and welcomes all newcomers to board gaming! If there is a game you have been wanting to try, or want to get a group together to play, then this is the night for you!

 

 

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tmnt

YARD SALE & TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLE DAY!!!
Saturday, June 18th from 11am to 9pm

The Heroes in a Half Shell are BACK!!! And now that you’ve seen the movie, it’s time to celebrate your favorite ninjas!!! And, it’s Father’s Day Weekend, so we’ve got a big shopping event that he’s sure to love!!!

Join us on Sat., June 11th, for our latest YARD SALE!!!
Enjoy DEEP, DEEP DISCOUNTS on books, comics, games, toys, back issues, collectibles and more, from 11am – 6pm!!!

PLUS, the FIRST 100 KIDS at 11am will receive a FREE TMNT COLORING SHEET!!!
The first 150 KIDS at 11am  will receive their choice of a FREE TMNT STICKER!!!

Plus, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY, can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLES for a chance to win* one TMNT KID’S FAN PACK or one TMNT ADULT COLLECTOR’S PACK!!!

All winners will be called on Monday, June 20th!!!

AND, ENGINE 53 PIZZA will be here from 10:30am -2pm with delicious, hot & fresh pizza any turtle would love!!!
(Credit & debit cards accepted!)

* 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. One entry per person, please. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

Our friends across 113th Avenue at Mercury Medical are allowing our Guests to use their huge parking lot, just past their building on the right after you pass our parking lot! The image shows you the yellow circles that are okay to park in, and the red X’s where the other businesses do not allow parking. If the “approved” lots fill up, it is definitely better to park along 113th Avenue (but not in the grass), than in one of the “unapproved” lots. It’s possible that another business owner could have vehicles towed from those lots.

parking

 

 

dead panic
DEAD PANIC GAME DEMONSTRATION
Saturday, June 18th from noon to 5pm

Double Exposure, Inc. Envoy and Emerald City present a Dead Panic game demonstration!

Herald Bill Eastman will be with us once again to demonstrate the game. He will be teaching new players how to play the game and to show off to the public all the fantastic components that make up this excellent game!

Here’s some info about the game:

The zombie apocalypse has begun, and you and your friends take on the roles of various characters who are all working to survive.

In Dead Panic, each player takes on the role of one of eight unique characters, which have special abilities. Players work together to survive in a remote cabin, at the center of the board, against waves of the undead that close in from the edges of the board. If the players can hold out, survivors bring pieces of the radio needed to call for rescue. Once rescue arrives, it’s up to each player to leave the safety of the cabin and make it out alive!

To fight the zombies, players use cabin cards, some of which are weapons that help players attack zombies at a distance or in hand-to-hand combat. If characters take too many injuries during combat, they die and return to the game as a zombie with customized rules as a member of the undead! Other cabin cards are items, which give the players various benefits and a better chance at survival. The supply of items and weapons is limited, however. Once the cabin deck is exhausted, it is not reshuffled. A separate deck of cards, called event cards, allow the zombies to have their turn. This deck not only brings a variety of zombies into play but each card also has a special effect when drawn.

Can you survive Dead Panic?

Here’s a link to the BoardGameGeek page for the game:
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/133437/dead-panic

And here’s the page from Fireside Games:
http://firesidegames.com/games/dead-panic

 

 

BOARD GAME MEETUP

BOARD GAME MEETUP
Saturday, June 18th from 5pm to 9pm

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 5pm. 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.

 

 

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deathwatch

FATHER’S DAY @ EC!!!
Sunday, June 19th from noon to 6pm

Celebrate the SUPER man in your life at EC on Father’s Day!

The FIRST 50 DADS at Noon on Sunday, June 19th will receive a FREE FATHER’S DAY CARD!!!
Each card will contain HIDDEN EC DISCOUNTS of $1, $3, $5, $10… and ONE card will have a $25 EC GIFT CERTIFICATE!!!

PLUS, whether you’re a father or not, you can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* one WARHAMMER 40,000 DEATHWATCH OVERKILL GAME!!! (Ages 12+)

(The winner will be called Monday, June 20th!)

* 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. One entry per person, please. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

 

 

munchkinpanic
MUNCHKIN PANIC GAME DEMONSTRATION
Sunday, June 19th from noon to 5pm

Double Exposure, Inc. Envoy and Emerald City present a Munchkin Panic game demonstration!

Herald Bill Eastman will be with us once again to demonstrate the game. He will be teaching new players how to play the game and to show off to the public all the fantastic components that make up this excellent game!

Here’s some info about the game:

Munchkin Panic is a semi-cooperative board game that blends the all-for-one gameplay of Castle Panic and the all-for-me gameplay of Munchkin.

In this hybrid game, the Munchkin monsters have found the Castle Panic towers and are on the rampage! Players need to combine cards to hit and slay the monsters before they destroy the castle. The card combos available in Munchkin Panic are created from a unique mixing of the decks of the two source games. Each defeated monster becomes a trophy and gives up its treasure to the victor. If players work together to defeat the monsters, the player with the highest point count becomes Master Munchkin — but players must balance their self-interest with the cooperation necessary to survive. If players get too greedy, the monsters will stomp the castle flat while the players are too busy fighting amongst themselves!

Here’s a link to the BoardGameGeek page for the game:
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/156786/munchkin-panic

And here’s the page from Fireside Games:
http://firesidegames.com/games/munchkin-panic

 

 

HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT MEETUP
HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT – “LADIES NIGHT”! 400 PT GOLDEN AGE CONSTRUCTED
Friday, June 24th from 6:30pm to 9pm

$3 entry fee.

400 points. Golden Age format. Your team must consist of female characters ONLY.

We’re playing for Green Arrow from the Brave & The Bold Organized play kit.

What’s this about?: HeroClix tournaments are a sanctioned series of events that offer players opportunities for competitive play and exclusive figures. Tired of beating your friends? Bring your A-game here and see how you do. First time players at EC always get a figure!

What do you need to play?: For constructed tournaments, you’ll need to supply your team, meeting the requirements that week’s format issued. It’s also recommended that you bring your own maps, so you have the advantage should you win the roll for map choice. However, Dice and Maps are available in limited numbers.

What is ‘Golden Age’?: Golden Age is essentially an unrestricted format. Any figure can be used, as far back as Marvel HeroClix: Infinity Challenge (the first set). The only figures that cannot be used are the Purple Ringed promo figures, and other non-comic sets, such as Lord of the Rings, Kick-Ass 2, Mage Knight, Yu-Gi-Oh, and DOTA 2 (unless specified by the format). All Errata is in effect for Golden Age play.

How are the prizes distributed?: For standard Constructed play, we usually issue a prize for 1st place, 2nd place, and Fellowship. Fellowship is a sportsmanship prize, and can be awarded to someone who the judge feels carried themselves in an exemplary fashion in demeanor during the event. Usually, if everyone qualifies for the Fellowship prize, this is awarded via roll-off.

Read the rulebook to learn the game…

http://heroclix.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/2014-HeroClix-Core-Rulebook.pdf

…or stop by during a tournament to see how it’s played!

 

my village

MY VILLAGE GAME DEMONSTRATION
Saturday, June 25th from noon to 5pm

Double Exposure, Inc. Envoy and Emerald City present a My Village game demonstration!

Herald Bill Eastman will be with us once again to demonstrate the game. He will be teaching new players how to play the game and to show off to the public all the fantastic components that make up this excellent game!

Here’s some info about the game:

A new chapter opens in the Village chronicles! In this standalone game, each player is in charge of his very own village, controlling its entire fate. Known places and characters conjoin with new mechanisms to make up a gaming experience that feels so familiar and is yet so different from Village!

Village enthusiasts will recognize some core elements, for example, the life-time track and the village chronicle, yet the new dice mechanism gives a whole new twist and dynamic to taking actions. My Village is of similar game weight as Village.

Here’s a link to the BoardGameGeek page for the game:
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/172381/my-village

And here’s the page from Stronghold Games:
https://strongholdgames.com/store/village-line/my-village

 

ecbc

ECBC! THE EMERALD CITY BOOK CLUB
Tuesday, July 5th from 7pm to 8pm

ECBC meets the FIRST TUESDAY of the month from 7-8pm to discuss the featured book.

The featured book is THIS ONE SUMMER, by Mariko & Jillian Tamaki:
Every summer, Rose goes with her mom and dad to a lake house in Awago Beach. It’s their getaway, their refuge. Rose’s friend Windy is always there, too, like the little sister she never had. But this summer is different. Rose’s mom and dad won’t stop fighting, and when Rose and Windy seek a distraction from the drama, they find themselves with a whole new set of problems. One of the local teens, just a couple of years older than Rose and Windy, is caught up in something bad. It’s a summer of secrets, and sorrow, and growing up, and it’s a good thing Rose and Windy have each other.

The featured book for next meeting will be announced at the end of the current meeting.

The featured book is 20% OFF for the month leading up to its ECBC meeting!
(Discount will be calculated at the register, and does not combine with any other discounts or programs).

Youtube videos about this wonderful book!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msZMngd5okQ&list=PL-yVE0Zrmk3hjPP4WtYwrv_M81irKJ72q&index=91

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jq1CENzgW6Q&list=PL-yVE0Zrmk3hjPP4WtYwrv_M81irKJ72q&index=92

 

 

Always get the latest EC updates on our Facebook page:
http://facebook.com/emeraldcitycomics

 

And also see the Events page on our website for upcoming events:
http://emeraldcitycomics.com/events

 

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/ECComicsFL

 

(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)

 

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Click here for new releases!

http://emeraldcitycomics.com/new-releases

 

Featured Comic Books:

 

ACTION COMICS 957

ACTION COMICS #957
DC COMICS
(W) Dan Jurgens (A) Patrick Zircher (CA) Mikel Janin
“PATH TO DOOM” chapter one
Superman returns to Metropolis just in time to meet the city of tomorrow’s newest protector: Lex Luthor. But it’s not long before these dueling titans meet someone unexpected – the new Clark Kent!
DON’T MISS: ACTION COMICS returns to its original numbering with this issue!

 

AQUAMAN REBIRTH 1

AQUAMAN REBIRTH #1
DC COMICS
(W) Dan Abnett (A) Oscar Jimenez (CA) Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy
Born to both the surface and the sea, Arthur Curry walks in two worlds but can find a home in neither. The king of Atlantis looks to reconcile his split heritage as he embarks on a new mission that may finally make him choose between his two paths.
POLITICAL PLAYER: “As the leader of a world power,” writer Dan Abnett says, “Arthur believes it’s time Atlantis became part of the global community. Atlantis has been on the outside for too long: feared, mysterious and misunderstood. But that means getting the world used to Atlantis…and vice versa.

 

CIVIL WAR II AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 1

CIVIL WAR II AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 (OF 4)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Christos N. Gage (A) Travel Foreman (CA) Khary Randolph
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN GETS CAUGHT UP IN CIVIL WAR II! There’s a new Inhuman with the ability to seemingly predict the future, and as the heroes of the Marvel Universe continue to grapple with their feelings about his very existence one thing almost everyone can agree on is that he bears a tremendous responsibility to use his powers safely. Peter Parker, aka THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, knows a thing or two about that — too bad he’s also got the ol’ Parker luck working against him.
Rated T+

 

FLASH REBIRTH 1

FLASH REBIRTH #1
DC COMICS
(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Carmine Di (CA) Karl Kerschl
Spinning directly out of the epic events of DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1, the fastest man alive finds himself at the center of a DC Universe at a crossroads.
WARNING: Do NOT read this issue until after you read DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1!

 

LUMBERJANES GOTHAM ACADEMY 1

LUMBERJANES GOTHAM ACADEMY #1
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Chynna Clugston-Flores (A) Rosemary Valero-O’Connell (CA) Mingjue Helen Chen
What’s to Love: We adore DC’s Gotham Academy and it’s been on our wish list to have them somehow meet the Lumberjanes. From the great characters to the fun stories, we saw a world in which these two groups could coexist. Fast forward and here we are-the crossover event we’ve dreamed about and can’t wait to bring to you!

What It Is: Something sinister is happening at a mysterious building deep in the woods, drawing the Lumberjanes and the Gotham Academy kids separately to investigate. Is it a weird cabin? An abandoned asylum? The two groups band together to find out what exactly is going on. Featuring a connecting subscription cover by Brooke Allen!

 

WONDER WOMAN REBIRTH 1

WONDER WOMAN REBIRTH #1
DC COMICS
(W) Greg Rucka (A) Paulo Siqueira, Liam Sharp (CA) Liam Sharp
After suffering an unimaginable loss, Wonder Woman must rebuild her mission as Earth’s ultimate protector and champion.
DON’T MISS: New York Times best selling writer Greg Rucka returns to Wonder Woman with a tale that will forever alter the DC icon.

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

CAPTAIN MARVEL EARTHS MIGHTIEST HERO TP VOL 01

CAPTAIN MARVEL EARTHS MIGHTIEST HERO TP VOL 01
MARVEL COMICS
(W/A) Various (CA) David Lopez
Carol Danvers has a new codename and is determined to prove shes the best of the best! She’s forging a new future for herself as Captain Marvel, but finds she still can’t walk away from a challenge from her past! It’s a firefight in the sky as the Banshee Squadron makes its debut – but who are the Prowlers, and where has Carol seen them before? Witness her in blazing battlefield action that just may change the course of history! Then, the Avengers’ new Captain Marvel meets their old one: Monica Rambeau! But what’s Monica’s problem? And can they resolve it before a threat from the ocean depths attacks? Meanwhile, something is weakening Carol’s powers, threatening to leave the ace pilot grounded. Will her claim to the title of Earth’s Mightiest Hero be short-lived? Collecting CAPTAIN MARVEL (2012) #1-12.
Rated T+

 

COLOR YOUR OWN YOUNG MARVEL BY SKOTTIE YOUNG TP

COLOR YOUR OWN YOUNG MARVEL BY SKOTTIE YOUNG TP
MARVEL COMICS
(W) TBD (A/CA) Skottie Young
Grab your pencils, crayons and pens, and go to town on Eisner Award-winner Skottie Young’s ever-adorable artwork! Loads of “Little Marvel” covers – together with indelible imagery featuring Rocket Raccoon, Young’s Avengers and plenty more – have been stripped down and rendered in crisp black-and-white, ready for your imagination to take over! Chaos or order, it’s up to you! You want an orange-and-purple Spidey? You got it! You’re turning Black Bolt pink? Fine! You like your Hulks green and red, only both at the same time? Polka-dot yourself out! But swapping Cap’s red, white and blues for yellow, indigo and ceruleans? Why, that’s downright un-American! Rediscover the pure, unadulterated joy of coloring – Marvel-style!
All Ages

 

DEADPOOL WORLDS GREATEST TP VOL 02

DEADPOOL WORLDS GREATEST TP VOL 02 END OF ERROR
MARVEL COMICS
(W/A) Various (CA) Tony Moore
The regenerating degenerate is now one of the most popular heroes in the world – a freaking Avenger, for crying out loud! But enough about Wade: If you like Deadpool, you’ll go crazy for yet more Deadpools! Like the Mercs for Money he’s recruited, in their own madcap adventures! And how about Deadpool 2099? You’re about to jump decades into the future to meet an all-new Merc with an all-different Mouth! But who is…she?! Plus: Say “hola” to Masacre – the Deadpool of Mexico! He’ll slaughter his way into your hearts in an entirely Spanish-language tale written, drawn and edited by folks who don’t speak it! It doesn’t get any Deadpoolier than this! Collecting DEADPOOL (2015) #6-7 and #3.1: TRES PUNTO UNO.
Parental Advisory

 

WARCRAFT BONDS OF BROTHERHOOD OGN

WARCRAFT BONDS OF BROTHERHOOD OGN
LEGENDARY COMICS
(W) Paul Cornell (A/CA) Mat Broome
Setting the stage for the highly-anticipated new film Warcraft, Legendary Comics is proud to present the official graphic novel prequel Warcraft: Bonds of Brotherhood. Based on the fantasy phenomenon from Blizzard Entertainment, this thrilling adventure of bravery, bloodshed and brotherhood is an original story conceived by Blizzard’s Chris Metzen, written by the award-winning Paul Cornell (Doctor Who) and featuring art from Mat Broome (Batman: No Man’s Land, WildC.A.T.S., Witchblade).

 

 

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“JUSTIN’S JABBER” — BACK ISSUES
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This morning our beloved General Manager Chad sent me a link to an article about a computer A.I. that wrote a screenplay which, like most screenplays, probably sucks.

The computer, which writes by algorithm, actually has a very unusual method for word choice and phrasing which made me decide to write a short poem about each of our selections for this week’s Jabber. Be forewarned: I have no formal training in poetry and I am going to make no attempt at any sort of fixed meter or structure. Sort of a Beat Poetry thing. Read at your own risk. There is no lifeguard on duty.

 

detective

Detective Comics #880, Jock Joker cover, Very Fine/Near Mint (9.0) condition, $75.

The threefold Clown, Beast of many torn faces
Was found tossing his KNEES against the walls of the Temple of the Bat
Mind of black cacophony
A box made of bone, filled with shining screws
The rodent shrieks in the alley
Filth begets decay, decay begets Rebirth

 

power girl

Power Girl #1 (2009 series), Adam Hughes variant cover, Very Fine/Near Mint (9.0) condition, $30.

Blood of our Peasant King
The lifeboat bore you from the distant sphere, broken by the gravity of giggling Pride
Do not submit! Do not submit…Toss back their hungry glances!
Royalty be her harness! Beauty be her tomb
Within, like us all that know the name of your House, you are the Champion

 

wolverine

Wolverine : The Best There Is #1. Gabriele Dell’Otto Variant, Very Fine (8.0) condition, $40.

Robot Uncle! We have lost the Robot Uncle!
Gone away, I suppose, to nap under the cherry blossoms and scratch fleas with the wolves
Robbed of your fierce manner we are adrift in the Frozen Sea of Cowards
Here we have your daughter, here we have your son, next and next and next
Your rival, your lover, COWARDS! COWARDS!
Silver statue of Peace
SHATTER! Unbreakable myth. SHATTER!
Where have you trod off to, Robot Uncle?

 

what if

What If? #24, What If Spider-Man Had Rescued Gwen Stacy?, Very Fine Plus (8.5), $20.

You’ve traded your Go-Go boots for a hood of silken string
Your Pop the Cop is buried under a chimney over there
A whole ‘nother Universe ago
Wonder what it would have been had you not fallen from that bridge
Wonder what if…

 

Well, I think we’ll all agree that Allen Ginsberg I ain’t but what the hey!
Another first, and in all likelihood another last for Justin’s Jabber.
See you in the funny pages!

 

(Please call us at 727-398-2665 for condition, availability, or any other questions about the books!)

 

We have a lot more where those came from on our two — count em’ TWO — vintage comics walls! So stop in for a nostalgic treat, or check out our online shop for select vintage comics:
http://shop.emeraldcitycomics.com/Comics/Vintage-Back-Issues-/index.php

 

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TrivialPursuitStarTrek50th

TRIVIAL PURSUIT: STAR TREK 50th ANNIVERSARY
Boldly celebrate 50 years of Star Trek when you answer 1,200 questions from all 5 Star Trek television shows and the first 10 Star Trek movies. Categories include: Crew Members, Locations, Starfleet, Aliens, Ships and Science & Technology. The cards and die store inside a collectible Shuttlecraft case.

 

DoctorWho12th-Doctor-Expansion

DOCTOR WHO CARD GAME SECOND EDITION: THE TWELFTH DOCTOR EXPANSION
At Trenzalore, seemingly at the end of his life, the Time Lords gifted the Doctor with a new cycle of regenerations, and so he set off with Clara in the TARDIS on a whole new series of adventures! This expansion for Doctor Who: The Card Game gives you 42 new cards from the Twelfth Doctor`s adventures, from Madame Vastra and Strax, to Missy and the Boneless. It also contains all the components, counters, and cards you need to introduce a fifth player for adventuring in time and space.

 

MyVillage

MY VILLAGE
In this standalone game in the award-winning Village series, players are placed in charge of their very own village, guiding the fate and prosperity of its people. You’ll struggle to keep your church, markets, fields, city hall, and common buildings functioning while the local school prepares the next generation of leaders. Are you prepared for the pending rat infestation? And, which offices will you leave vacant when the Grim Reaper strikes?

 

StarWarsLCGGalacticAmbitions

STAR WARS LCG: GALACTIC AMBITIONS
Two great powers struggle for the galaxy across the Star Wars saga: the fledgling Rebel Alliance and the Sith Lord, Emperor Palpatine. The fifth deluxe expansion for Star Wars: The Card Game, Galactic Ambitions focuses the spotlight on the Rebel Alliance and Sith affiliations with five new objective sets apiece and new versions of iconic characters like Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine, and Leia Organa, while new Fate cards raise the tension of every battle.

 

ValiantUniverseTranscendant

VALIANT UNIVERSE RPG: TRANSCENDENT’S EDGE
Hidden beneath Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary is a massive, secret Project Rising Spirit facility. Powered by unknown energies, it can morph and transform itself at will to keep horrific villains, creatures, and alien entities trapped within, while allowing endless experimentation. But rumors of the facility’s existence and its most prized possession have leaked, and the Valiant Universe’s most powerful organizations – the Harbinger Foundation, the Sect, the Abettors, and many more – are taking an interest. And the world may never be the same… Transcendent`s Edge is a campaign book for the Valiant Universe RPG.

 

OnceUponaTimeAnimalTales

ONCE UPON A TIME: ANIMAL TALES
Every Animal Has a Story! In fairy tales, owls guard great wisdom, wolves plot in the night, mice can be brave knights, and magic can transform even daring warriors into toads in the blink of an eye. Animal Tales is an expansion for Once Upon a Time 3rd Edition, the award-winning storytelling card game that encourages creativity and collaborative play.

 

 

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WEIRD AL YANKOVIC 8IN CLOTHED AF
NECA
NECA is thrilled to induct the legendary icon “Weird Al” Yankovic into our retro clothed action figure line – and this is only the beginning! More versions of Al will be coming later in 2016 and 2017 based on some of the musician’s most iconic song parodies. The first Al figure is dressed in tailored fabric clothing, similar to the toys that helped define the action figure market in the 1970s. The figure stands 8″ tall and comes with two interchangeable heads, so you can switch between Al’s classic look from the 1980s and his modern appearance. Includes microphone and accordion accessories and comes in collector-friendly window box packaging.

 

beerus

DBZ BEERUS S.H.FIGUARTS AF
TAMASHII NATIONS
From Tamashii Nations. From Dragon Ball Super, balancer of the worlds Bills (Beerus) the Destroyer is coming to S.H.Figuarts! Any Beerus figure wouldn’t be complete without an interchangeable yawning face that is so often seen in the anime and Tamashii Nations takes care of that and more! S.H.Figuarts Beerus additionally includes another interchangeable head, and 5 interchangeable hands. Also, don’t miss out on S.H.Figuarts SSGSS Son Goku (sold separately) for recreating scenes right out of the anime!

 

stormtrooper

STAR WARS E7 FIRST ORDER STORMTROOPER ARTFX+ STATUE
KOTO INC.
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! Kotobukiya’s lineup of First Order forces continues with the STAR WARS First Order Stormtrooper ARTFX+ single pack! The First Order Stormtrooper stands at the ready, blaster in hand. These 1/10th-scale figures assemble easily and quickly with snap-fit assembly: no glue or painting required! The First Order Stormtrooper features magnets in the armored feet for added stability on the included base. Display alongside other Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens snap-together figure kits from Kotobukiya!

 

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HeroClix Tournament Update!

Our Friday HeroClix Tournament is now a Civil War Organized Play Event, and we’ve got a ton of great new details and images for it!!!

 

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HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT: CIVIL WAR EVENT DRAFT MONTH 1
Friday, May 10th from 6:30pm to 9pm

Entry is $14.99 plus tax. Entry includes one booster of the Civil War Organized play exclusive set. Each Booster Pack contains 2 Anti-Registration figures, 2 Pro-Registration figures, and 1 Neutral figure!!!
Packs will be distributed and Pro or Anti allegiances declared on a first-enrolled, first-served basis.

cap   iron man

 

A limited number of maps are available, so if you want to be able to pick particular maps, should you win your map roll, be sure to bring your own. The maps MUST be Modern Age.

maps

The Mystery Prize Packs, awarded after the game, include one of the six figures shown below!!!

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Players can ultimately play through the tournament for a chance to win Grand Prize Figures, shown below!!!!

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Here’s the full line-up of CIVIL WAR STORYLINE ORGANIZED PLAY CHARACTERS!!! Whose side are YOU on?

full lineup

 

Take a closer look at the Booster Pack’s contents in this unboxing video with YouTube’s Scott Porter!!! (This is the first of four videos, but it will give you a taste. Plus, you can check out parts 2-4 on Scott’s YouTube page!)
https://youtu.be/AjKxCq9xOLo

 

Here are the full details for the event:

The Superhuman Registration Act has divided the heroes (and villains) of the Marvel Universe — whose side will you be on when you face off against your friends and former allies in Marvel HeroClix: Civil War?

Marvel HeroClix: Civil War is a four-month Storyline Organized Play event series that will both divide and unite HeroClix players around the world as they choose to fight alongside Iron Man and other Pro-Registration heroes or alongside Captain American and his band of Anti-Registration vigilantes.

For more information, copy and paste the link below into your browser:

http://wizkids.com/heroclix/marvel-heroclix-civil-war-storyline-organized-play-series/

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Entry is $14.99 plus tax. Entry includes one booster of of the Civil War Organized play exclusive set. Once we finish the registration process, packs will be distributed, and we will have everyone declare their allegiance to the Pro or Anti Registration side. Unfortunately, due to the nature of material distribution, we only have so many slots for each side, so choice priority will go in order of entry payment. Entries can only be purchased after 5:30, on the day of the event (6/10/16). A limited number of maps are available, so if you want to be able to pick particular maps, should you win your map roll, be sure to bring your own. The maps MUST be Modern Age.

What’s this about?: HeroClix tournaments are a sanctioned series of events that offer players opportunities for competitive play and exclusive figures. Tired of beating your friends? Bring your A-game here and see how you do. First time players at EC always get a figure!

What do you need to play?: For sealed format tournaments, you’ll need to supply your dice, and something to write with. It’s also recommended that you bring your own maps, so you have the advantage should you win the roll for map choice. However, Dice and Maps are available in limited numbers.

What is ‘Modern Age’?: Modern Age is a limited format that is a relative standard for HeroClix, especially for competitive play.

The recent 2016 Modern Age set rotation is detailed at the link below:

http://heroclix.com/announcements/2016-modern-age-heroclix-rotation/#axzz4AnMpdlda

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Civil War Day! Newsletter 6/3/16

 

Before we get started with the festivities, though, a brief message…

SPECIAL GUESTS & VENDORS, PLEASE NOTE:

For the safety and security of our Guests, in addition to properly planning and communicating all elements of the event, ALL performers, vendors, and other forms of entertainment MUST clear their appearances with our Marketing Director prior to the event.

This applies ONLY to people who are here to promote a business or organization. If you are someone who just loves cosplay and want to dress up for our events, you are ALWAYS more than WELCOME to participate, as long as you are not charging for photos, passing out materials, etc.  If you simply want to dress in your finest cosplay, we would be thrilled to see you!!!

Our Marketing Director can be reached by calling the store at 727-398-2665. If you are planning to promote your group, organization, charity, or personal business, you MUST coordinate your appearance with our Director in advance.

Again, our wish is to protect our Guests (parking safety, liability, etc.), and create events that have specific themes to avoid confusion (such as Wonder Woman appearing at an X-Men event, etc.). Also, we have numerous groups and businesses who wish to use us as a platform, and because these “sponsorships” may give the perception that we are connected to these organizations, we must know whom, and what, we are helping to promote.

While we are happy to promote other businesses (and especially charities), each appearance needs to be planned out logistically, and proper arrangements and promotions must be made.

Thank you for your understanding!

…and now, on with the show!!!

 

 

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CIVIL WAR DAY!!!
Saturday, June 4th from 11am to 9pm

Civil War is still going strong, and EC is finally able to celebrate!!! Join us for a celebration worthy of the size and scope of Marvel’s latest cinematic triumph!!!

Join us on Sat., June 4th, when… The FIRST 125 GUESTS will receive a FREE CAPTAIN AMERICA 96-PAGE, FULL-COLOR 75TH ANN. MAGAZINE!!! (1 Magazine per household, please.)

MEET CAP, THE WINTER SOLDIER, BLACK PANTHER, BLACK WIDOW, AND CAPTAIN MARVEL for FREE pics & autographs from 11a-1p & 3-5p!!!**

And, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 FUNKO “CIVIL WAR” MARVEL COLLECTOR CORPS BOXES!!! (Winners will be called on Mon., June 6th!)

*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. One entry per person, please. 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. Local actors, not affiliated with the film.

 

 

BOARD GAME MEETUP
BOARD GAME MEETUP
Saturday, June 4th from 5pm to 9pm

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 5pm. 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.

 

 

POKEMON YOUTH LEAGUE MEETUP
POKEMON YOUTH LEAGUE
Sundays from 4pm to 6pm

Ages 8-16
New players always welcome!

Our Pokémon Youth League provides a nearby place for you to get together with other fans of both the Pokémon Trading Card Game and the Pokémon video games, and have some fun!

Using your own cards and Pokémon video games, you can play, trade, and even earn cool prizes! The best part is that you can do all this with other Pokémon players who love collecting and playing just as much as you do!

What IS the Pokémon Trading Card Game?

Download the rules here…
http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-tcg/rules

…or stop by during our events to see first-hand how the game is played!

“You are a Pokémon Trainer! You travel across the land, battling other Trainers with your Pokémon, creatures that love to battle and that have amazing powers! Your deck of cards represents your Pokémon as well as items and allies that help you on your adventures.

Trading card games are strategy based and use collectible cards to let each player customize his or her game. The best way to learn to play the Pokémon TCG is with a Trainer Kit. This has two ready-to-play decks that walk you through the game, step by step. From there, try a theme deck to get an idea of the different kinds of decks out there. Once you’re ready, you can start building your collection of cards with Pokémon TCG booster packs. Trade with your friends for the strongest Pokémon or collect all your favorites! Then, build your own 60-card deck, play with your friends, and show off your own personal Pokémon team!

In the Pokémon TCG, your Pokémon battle your opponent’s Pokémon. The first player to take all of his or her Prize cards wins! Also, if your opponent cannot draw a card at the beginning of his or her turn, or has no Pokémon left in play, you win the game!”

 

 

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ECBC: CIVIL WAR!!!
Tuesday, June 7th from 7pm to 8pm

The ECBC (Emerald City Book Club), meets the FIRST TUESDAY of every month from 7-8pm to discuss the featured book!!! This month’s selection is “Civil War” by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven!!!

The session is open to everyone and takes place on June 7th from 7-8pm!!!

The group will share their opinions on the emotional twists and turns of the story, its impact on the Marvel comic and cinematic universes, and more!!!

Whether you attend the session or not, the “Civil War” book is 20% OFF from now until end-of-business on June 7th!!!
(The discount will be calculated at the register, and does not combine with any other discounts or programs)

 

 

DC and Warcraft
DC AND WORLD OF WARCRAFT GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE!
Wednesday, June 8th from 11am to 9pm

DC’s “Rebirth” is a huge success, and the publisher has always been known for its iconic characters and epic storytelling!!! And, “Warcraft” battles its way into theaters on June 10th!!! To celebrate…

Join us on Wed., June 8th, when the FIRST 50 GUESTS at 11am and 7pm will receive a FREE DC ESSENTIALS GRAPHIC NOVEL 2016 CATALOG!!!

Plus, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY, can also enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 WORLD OF WARCRAFT: CHRONICLE VOL. 1 HARDCOVER BOOK!!!
(184 pages; color and black & white.)

All winners will be called on Friday, June 10th!!!

*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. One entry per person, please. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

 

 

HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT MEETUP
HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT – CIVIL WAR EVENT DRAFT MONTH 1
Friday, June 10th from 6:30pm to 9pm

The Superhuman Registration Act has divided the heroes (and villains) of the Marvel Universe— whose side will you be on when you face off against your friends and former allies in Marvel HeroClix: Civil War?

Marvel HeroClix: Civil War is a four-month Storyline Organized Play event series that will both divide and unite HeroClix players around the world as they choose to fight alongside Iron Man and other Pro-Registration heroes or alongside Captain American and his band of Anti-Registration vigilantes.

For more information, copy and paste the link below into your browser:

http://wizkids.com/heroclix/marvel-heroclix-civil-war-storyline-organized-play-series/

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Entry is $14.99 plus tax. Entry includes one booster of of the Civil War Organized play exclusive set. Once we finish the registration process, packs will be distributed, and we will have everyone declare their allegiance to the Pro or Anti Registration side. Unfortunately, due to the nature of material distribution, we only have so many slots for each side, so choice priority will go in order of entry payment. Entries can only be purchased after 5:30, on the day of the event (6/10/16). A limited number of maps are available, so if you want to be able to pick particular maps, should you win your map roll, be sure to bring your own. The maps MUST be Modern Age.

What’s this about?: HeroClix tournaments are a sanctioned series of events that offer players opportunities for competitive play and exclusive figures. Tired of beating your friends? Bring your A-game here and see how you do. First time players at EC always get a figure!

What do you need to play?: For sealed format tournaments, you’ll need to supply your dice, and something to write with. It’s also recommended that you bring your own maps, so you have the advantage should you win the roll for map choice. However, Dice and Maps are available in limited numbers.

What is ‘Modern Age’?: Modern Age is a limited format that is a relative standard for HeroClix, especially for competitive play.

The recent 2016 Modern Age set rotation is detailed at the link below:

http://heroclix.com/announcements/2016-modern-age-heroclix-rotation/#axzz4AnMpdlda

 

 

 

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X-MEN DAY!!!
Saturday, June 11th from 11am to 9pm

X-Men: Apocalypse is a big hit!!! And, of course, EC is going to help you celebrate!!!

Join us on Sat., June 11th, and SAVE ON SELECT X-MEN MERCHANDISE!!!

PLUS, the FIRST 50 KIDS will receive a FREE WOLVERINE COLORING SHEET!!!

MEET CYCLOPS & WOLVERINE for FREE pics & autographs from 11a-1p & 3-5p**!!! (Our heroes are local, professional cosplayers, not affiliated with the film series. They are, however, amazing!!!)

Plus, Join us for the first meeting of Paper Grrrls, Sat., June 11th from 7-9pm at EC!!! The meeting is open to girls between the ages of 8-18, to get to know one another and talk about comics!!

To kick off the FIRST-EVER MEETING, each attendee will receive a FREE COMIC!!!

Plus, ALL GUESTS at EC ALL DAY Saturday, can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 copies of the LUMBERJANES VOL. 1 PAPERBACK!!!
(Winners will be called Monday, June 13th!)

*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. One entry per person, please. 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.

 

 

 

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PAPER GRRRLS FIRST MEETING @EC!!!
Saturday, June 11th from 7pm to 9pm

Paper Grrrls is a club for girls between the ages 8 and 18 where we talk about women in comics, go on field trips, create zines & comics, learn from local artists & writers, and foster a love for reading and creation. The meeting is open to girls between the aged 8-18, where we will get to know one another and talk about comics!!

To kick off the FIRST-EVER MEETING, each attendee will receive a FREE COMIC!!!

Plus, ALL GUESTS at EC ALL DAY Saturday, can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 copies of the LUMBERJANES VOL. 1 PAPERBACK!!!
(Winners will be called Monday, June 13th!)

*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. One entry per person, please. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

Follow Paper Grrrls at these links:

https://www.facebook.com/Paper-Grrrls-538967052942640/?fref=ts&ref=br_tf

https://www.instagram.com/papergrrrls

 

 

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51ST STATE GAME DEMONSTRATION
Sunday, June 12th from noon to 5pm

Double Exposure, Inc. Envoy and Emerald City present a 51st State game demonstration!

Herald Bill Eastman will be with us once again to demonstrate the game. He will be teaching new players how to play the game and to show off to the public all the fantastic components that make up this excellent game!

Here’s some info about the game:

The world you know no longer exists. There is no government. No army. No civilization. The United States has collapsed, and now thirty years after the war started, new powers finally try to take control over the ruined country, try to establish a new order, try to control others and create a new country, a new state: the 51st State.

51st State is a card game in which players control one of four powers trying to build a new country. Players put new locations into play, hire leaders, and send people to work in buildings to gain resources and new skills. To do this, every card in 51st State can be used in three different ways:

Raze a location to gain many resources once.
Deal with this location to gain one resource every turn.
Build the location so that you can use its skill each turn.

Here’s a link to the BoardGameGeek page for the game:
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/192458/51st-state-master-set

And here’s the page from Portal Games:
http://portalgames.pl/new_en/all-game-list/51st-state-master-set/

 

 

Always get the latest EC updates on our Facebook page:
http://facebook.com/emeraldcitycomics

 

And also see the Events page on our website for upcoming events:
http://emeraldcitycomics.com/events

 

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/ECComicsFL

 

(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)

 

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Click here for new releases!

http://emeraldcitycomics.com/new-releases

 

Featured Comic Books:

 

BATMAN REBIRTH 1
BATMAN REBIRTH #1
DC COMICS
(W) Tom King, Scott Snyder (A/CA) Mikel Janin
Longtime Batman and Eisner Award winning writer Scott Snyder co-writes with rising star writer Tom King!
EVIL 365: Gotham City faces the threat of the Calendar Man!

 

CIVIL WAR II 1
CIVIL WAR II #1 (OF 7)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) David Marquez (CA) Marko Djurdjevic
IT’S HERE!
The explosive first chapter in the comic event EVERYONE will be talking about. And we come out swinging with a blistering double-sized first issue from the creative team behind last year’s best-selling debut of INVINCIBLE IRON MAN and Miles Morales. A new Inhuman, with the ability to profile the future, emerges and the ramifications ripple into every corner of the Marvel Universe. Lines are drawn, bodies fall, and the Marvel Universe will be rocked to its very core. The action starts here!

 

DEADPOOL 13
DEADPOOL #13
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Gerry Duggan & Various (A) Various (CA) Francisco Herrera
An all-new epic four-issue crossover in one package! This issue of Deadpool (lucky number 13) LITERALLY contains two issues of DEADPOOL, one issue of DAREDEVIL, and one issue of POWER MAN & IRON FIST! When Deadpool take a gig protecting a banker who betrayed his cartel partners, they seek the help of Assistant District Attorney Matt Murdock, who calls in the assistance (and fists) of Power Man Luke Cage and Danny Rand, master of the Iron Fist! A mega-violent, street-level, face-punching, gut-busting, kung-fuing, ninjitsuing crime story guaranteed to knock your teeth out! Bringing together the writers of the DEADPOOL, DAREDEVIL, and POWER MAN & IRON FIST series: Gerry Duggan, Charles Soule, and David Walker!
Parental Advisory

 

PAPER GIRLS 6
PAPER GIRLS #6
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Brian K. Vaughan (A/CA) Cliff Chang
NEW STORY ARC!
The smash-hit ongoing series returns with a bold new direction, as Erin, Mac, and Tiffany find themselves launched from 1988 to a distant and terrifying future.

 

POWER RANGERS PINK 1
POWER RANGERS PINK #1
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Brendan Fletcher, Kelly Thompson (A) Daniele Di (CA) Elsa Charretier
We’re so thrilled by the response to our Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic series that we wanted to focus on some of the individual Rangers and let them shine in their own stories. First up is a series centered around Kimberly Hart, the Mighty Morphin Pink Ranger, and who better than Batgirl and Gotham Academy writer Brenden Fletcher and A-Force and Jem and the Holograms writer Kelly Thompson to bring it to us!

 

SUPERMAN REBIRTH 1
SUPERMAN REBIRTH #1
DC COMICS
(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Doug Mahnke, Jaime Mendoza (CA) Doug Mahnke
The world needs a Man of Steel, but can Superman protect the world while raising a super-son with his wife, Lois Lane?
IT BEGINS: Now it’s Clark’s turn to be Pa Kent and teach his son what it means to be super, but who is hunting Superman’s son-and why?

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

BACK TO THE FUTURE TP
BACK TO THE FUTURE TP UNTOLD TALES & ALT TIMELINES VOL 01
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Bob Gale & Various (A) Brent Schoonover & Various (CA) Dan Schoening
BTTF creator/screenwriter Bob Gale returns with all new tales from the twisting and turning timeline that made Back to the Future a, well…. TIMELESS pop-culture phenomenon! From the Old West forward to the 1980s, from the 21st Century back to the Jurassic Period… and every time in between… Doc, Marty, along with their friends and enemies, embark on time-space continuum adventures of epic proportions!

 

HARLEY QUINN YR SC WILD CARD
HARLEY QUINN YR SC WILD CARD
SCHOLASTIC INC.
Who is Harley Quinn? How did she go from being the Joker’s sidekick to joining the Suicide Squad? Will she ever side with the good guys or is she a super-villain through and through? In this biography – complete with black-and-white illustrations, timelines, and character profiles – readers will learn the complete history of the Maiden of Mayhem. Harley Quinn: Wild Card takes the traditional digest biography series format and shakes it up for a new generation. Just in time for the new Suicide Squad movie, featuring Harley Quinn!

 

I HATE FAIRYLAND COLORING BOOK TP
I HATE FAIRYLAND COLORING BOOK TP
IMAGE COMICS
(A/CA) Skottie Young
Grab your colored pencils and contribute your own creativity to the irreverent Adventure Time meets Alice in Wonderland-style epic featuring Gert-a six-year-old girl who has been stuck in the magical world of Fairyland for thirty years and will hack and slash her way through anything to get home.

 

WONDER WOMAN 77 TP VOL 01
WONDER WOMAN 77 TP VOL 01
DC COMICS
(W) Marc Andreyko (A) Drew Johnson & Various (CA) Nicola Scott
Travel back to the sizzling ’70s as the undercover Amazon Princess joins forces with special agent Steve Trevor to defend America against Cold War-era criminals. A search for an escaped Soviet scientist brings Wonder Woman to the hottest disco of the day, Studio 52, where a live stage act might prove more of a threat to Wonder Woman than the Russian Roller Derby girls out to bring the scientist home. This new title collects WONDER WOMAN ’77 SPECIAL #1-2.

 

 

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“JUSTIN’S JABBER” — BACK ISSUES
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Hello my little droogies! This is how we’re gonna do it this week: nothing but annuals! More pages equals more value, and here at EC we’re all about giving our Guests more bang for their buck.

 

Deadpool_and_Death_Annual_Vol_1_1998
Deadpool & Death Annual 1998, Origin of Deadpool and Ajax, Fine (6.0) condition, $25.
Talk about more bang for your buck! Two hot character origins in one book! You can’t beat that with a baseball bat!

 

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Incredible Hulk Annual #6, first appearance of Paragon, Fine (6.0) condition, $25.
Hot, HOT book here folks! Oh, what? You haven’t heard? Paragon a.k.a. Ayesha a.k.a. Kismet is set to appear in the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel. I sold two copies of this book the day after the announcement hit the internet. Last copy in the store here, folks. Come an’ get it!

 

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Batman Annual #25, Origin of Jason Todd as Red Hood, Very Fine Plus (8.5) condition, $25.
I’m gonna keep it real with you folks: I always thought Jason Todd should’ve stayed dead. The whole Death In The Family storyline loses a bit of it’s impact when the reader knows that the dude who dramatically perishes in the story comes back a few years down the road when Superboy Prime pitches a fit and “alters reality from the paradise dimension in which he is trapped—his punches against the barrier keeping him from the rest of the universe causing temporal ripples.” That’s a direct quote from the wiki page. You can’t make this stuff up folks … or I guess you can if you happen to be a comic book writer.

 

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Avengers Annual #10, first appearance of Rogue, Very Fine (8.0) condition, $50.
Gotta keep it even realer with you guys: I wanted this week’s post to remain thematic, and this was the only key book that I could think of that fit the bill. This being a stated fact, allow me to point out that said fact in no way diminishes the cool quality of the book in question. Rogue has always been — and in my estimation will always remain — one very cool character.

 

The name’s Justin. Justin Wallner. And I … KEEPS … IT … REALLY … REAL….

 

(Please note that the digital samples shown are for clear image references only, and are NOT the actual books being offered for sale. Please call us at 727-398-2665 for condition, availability, or any other questions about the books!)

We have a lot more where those came from on our two — count em’ TWO — vintage comics walls! So stop in for a nostalgic treat, or check out our online shop for select vintage comics:
http://shop.emeraldcitycomics.com/Comics/Vintage-Back-Issues-/index.php

 

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GAMES
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BackToTheFutureGAME
BACK TO THE FUTURE: AN ADVENTURE THROUGH TIME
Fire up the DeLorean and prepare for 1.21 Gigawatts of fun! In Back To The Future: An Adventure Through Time, 2-4 players compete to move Doc Brown`s time-traveling DeLorean between three timelines (1955, 1985, and 2015) in order to make sure that key events from the movie`s plotline take place. Maneuver key characters like Marty McFly and Biff Tannen through the different timelines, ensuring they meet at just the right moment to set off iconic scenes.

 

EldritchHorrorSigns
ELDRITCH HORROR: SIGNS OF CARCOSA
Confront the maddening influence of the Unspeakable One in Signs of Carcosa, the latest expansion for Eldritch Horror. In Signs of Carcosa, you’ll find Hastur entering the game as a new Ancient One, spreading insanity and dissension. Against this foul abomination from Aldebaran, four new investigators join the fight to save the world. Plus, a host of new Encounter cards for every continent ensures that fresh adventures are just around the next street corner, even as a wealth of new conditions, spells, assets, artifacts, and Mythos cards draws you deeper into a world of madness and fear.

 

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POKEMON TCG: MYTHICAL POKEMON COLLECTION – MANAPHY
Rare and mysterious, Mythical Pokemon arrive when they choose – and disappear just as quickly! Step forward into a new level of play with Mythical Pokemon Collection – Manaphy! Each box contains an exclusive foil promo card featuring Manaphy, a Manaphy Collector’s Pin, two special Pokemon TCG: Generations Booster Packs, and a code card for the Pokemon Trading Card Game Online.

 

DarkDeeds
DARK DEEDS
A darkly humorous card game of skullduggery and suspicion, players in Dark Deeds take on the role of minions in service to a powerful, mysterious, and clearly villainous patron. The patron wants deeds of infamy, violence, and coercion committed and you are the ones who must avoid the authorities, the do-gooders and, most of all, each other to perform them. Rich rewards beckon, along with horrific punishments for failure! So, are you the kind of malevolent minion the patron needs? Team players need not apply!

 

 

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TOYS / COLLECTIBLES
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BATMAN V SUPERMAN DOJ ARMORED BATMAN STATUE
DC COMICS
Fearing the actions of a god-like Superhero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.
Measures Approximately 12.5″ Tall

 

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GAME OF THRONES VARYS FIGURE
DARK HORSE COMICS
8.25′ tall and packaged in deluxe window box Varys, a cunning spymaster and manipulator, influences  the intrigue and ever-shifting alliances that weave through HBO’s adaptation Game of Thrones.  Working secretly in support of Daenerys and bonding with Tyrion are part of Varys’s  strategy, but he has a surprise or two left up his voluminous sleeves!

 

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MUPPETS MINIMATES SERIES 2
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys release! The show must go on! The most sensational, inspirational, Muppet-tational Minimates line ever is back, with another assortment of Muppet characters! Series 2 includes four new two-packs – Reporter Kermit with Rowlf, Dr. Teeth with Animal, Statler with Waldorf and Crazy Harry with Mahna Mahna! Each 2-inch Minimates-mini-figure is fully poseable and fully interchangeable with other Minimates! A must-have for fans of the new TV hit or the old TV classic! Each two-pack is packaged on a full-color blister card.

 

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GOD OF WAR 3 ULTIMATE KRATOS 7IN SCALE AF
NECA
To commemorate a decade of Sony’s thrilling God of War video game series, NECA went back to the studio to create a definitive collector’s edition: an all-new sculpt of Kratos from God of War III. This menacing 7″ scale action figure features over 30 points of articulation and an incredibly realistic sculpt. He’s fully equipped to do battle with the gods themselves: accessories include two flaming Blades of Athena, two Cestus gauntlets, and two interchangeable head sculpts based on both the promotional art and in-game models for Kratos. Comes in collector-friendly deluxe window box packaging with opening flap.

 

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Kids Day: sale / signing / characters! Newsletter 5/27/16

 

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KIDS DAY!!!
Saturday, May 28th from 11am to 9pm

Mega Con will be taking place in Orlando, and it’s a lot of fun for everyone! Unfortunately, families with small children don’t always get to participate, so we’re bringing all of our EC Family Members an alternative!!!

Join us on Sat., May 28th for our special KID’S DAY EVENT!!!

The FIRST 100 KIDS will receive a FREE “SCOOBY DOO TEAM-UP” / “TEEN TITANS GO!” COMIC!!!

SAVE 10% ON ALL BOOKS & GRAPHIC NOVELS in our KID’S & ANIMATION SECTION!!!

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MEET NARUTO & GOKU for FREE pics & autographs from 11a-1p & 3-5p**!!!

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Plus, MEET MATTHEW VAN KLEECK, author of “WILLIAM THE DINOSAUR” for FREE AUTOGRAPHS from 11a-3p**!!!

Enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 KID’S BOOK PACKS!!!

The KID’S BOOK PACK includes:
1 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. ONE, 1 ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN WEB WARRIORS: SPIDER-VERSE, 1 BATMAN & ROBIN TWO-FACE FACE-OFF, 1 AMAZING ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN: MAGIC MONSTERS!, 1 AVATAR, THE LAST AIRBENDER: SMOKE & SHADOWS, PART ONE, and 1 SKYLANDERS: RIFT INTO OVERDRIVE!!!

(Winners will be called on Mon., May 30th!)

*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. One entry per person, please. 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.

 

 

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MUNCHKIN MARVEL EDITION GAME DEMONSTRATION
Sunday, May 29th from noon to 5pm

Double Exposure, Inc. Envoy and Emerald City present a Munchkin Marvel Edition game demonstration!

Herald Bill Eastman will be with us once again to demonstrate the game. He will be teaching new players how to play the game and to show off to the public all the fantastic components that make up this excellent game!

Here’s some info about the game:

Munchkin Marvel Edition, an all-new Munchkin game that fuses the classic card game fun of monster-slaying and role-playing with the most iconic characters from the Marvel universe.  Created under license from Steve Jackson Games and in conjunction with Marvel, Munchkin Marvel Edition comes complete with new monsters (villains), allies (heroes) and custom S.H.I.E.L.D. Identification Cards, and is the perfect gift for Munchkin fans who are ready for an epic Marvel battle!

Here’s a link to the BoardGameGeek page for the game:
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/189848/munchkin-marvel

And here’s the page from USAopoly:
http://usaopoly.com/games/munchkin-marvel-game-edition

 

 

POKEMON YOUTH LEAGUE MEETUP
POKEMON YOUTH LEAGUE
Sundays from 4pm to 6pm

Ages 8-16
New players always welcome!

Our Pokémon Youth League provides a nearby place for you to get together with other fans of both the Pokémon Trading Card Game and the Pokémon video games, and have some fun!

Using your own cards and Pokémon video games, you can play, trade, and even earn cool prizes! The best part is that you can do all this with other Pokémon players who love collecting and playing just as much as you do!

What IS the Pokémon Trading Card Game?

Download the rules here…
http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-tcg/rules

…or stop by during our events to see first-hand how the game is played!

“You are a Pokémon Trainer! You travel across the land, battling other Trainers with your Pokémon, creatures that love to battle and that have amazing powers! Your deck of cards represents your Pokémon as well as items and allies that help you on your adventures.

Trading card games are strategy based and use collectible cards to let each player customize his or her game. The best way to learn to play the Pokémon TCG is with a Trainer Kit. This has two ready-to-play decks that walk you through the game, step by step. From there, try a theme deck to get an idea of the different kinds of decks out there. Once you’re ready, you can start building your collection of cards with Pokémon TCG booster packs. Trade with your friends for the strongest Pokémon or collect all your favorites! Then, build your own 60-card deck, play with your friends, and show off your own personal Pokémon team!

In the Pokémon TCG, your Pokémon battle your opponent’s Pokémon. The first player to take all of his or her Prize cards wins! Also, if your opponent cannot draw a card at the beginning of his or her turn, or has no Pokémon left in play, you win the game!”

 

 

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MEMORIAL DAY SALE AND GAMING EVENT!!!
Monday, May 30th from 11am to 9pm

This Memorial Day, Monday, May 30th, SAVE 10% ON ALL GAMES & GAMING MERCHANDISE IN THE STORE!!!

ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY, can use our Events Room to play your new games, your favorite games, or any of our many demonstration games we have open and available in the room!

Plus, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY, can also enter our FREE raffle for a chance to win* 1 of 2 GAMING MEGA-PACKS!!!

The Mega-Packs consist of:
1 CYPHER,
1 EMPIRE ENGINE,
1 MAXIMUM THROWDOWN,
1 MUNCHKIN LOOT LETTER, and
1 SEVENTH HERO card game!!!

The winners will be called on Tuesday, May 31st!!!

*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. One entry per person, please. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

 

 

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CIVIL WAR II LAUNCH PARTY!!!
Wednesday, June 1st from 11am to 9pm

While “Civil War” is still slugging away at the box office, the comics world is about to explode again with “Civil War II,” available June 1st!!! And, to celebrate, EC invites you to join us at our CIVIL WAR II LAUNCH PARTY!!!

Join us on Wed., June 1st, when the FIRST 50 GUESTS at 11am and 7pm will receive a FREE CWII LITHO by MICHAEL CHO!!!

PLUS, the FIRST 35 GUESTS will receive a FREE CWII PREVIEWS MAGAZINE!!!

AND, the FIRST 30 GUESTS will receive a FREE “VOTE LOKI” MINI POSTER

BUT WAIT, there’s MORE!!!

The FIRST 50 GUESTS will ALSO receive a FREE DAILY BUGLE NEWSPAPER!!!

ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY, can also enter our RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 CAPTAIN MARVEL VOL. 1 PAPERBACKS!!!

All winners will be called on Friday, June 3rd!!!

*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. One entry per person, please. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

 

 

HOPS TABLETOPS MEETUP
HOPS & TABLETOPS @ PAIR O’ DICE BREWING CO.
Wednesday, June 1st from 7pm to 10pm
at Pair O’ Dice Brewing Company
4400 118th Avenue North #208, Clearwater, FL 33762

Roll the dice @ Pair O’ Dice with Emerald City Comics!

The Emerald City folks are back every other Wednesday with even more games to play! Stop in to see what’s new in the world of board gaming and craft beer!

Pair O’ Dice Brewing Company will have plenty of room for your favorite tabletop and card games. This event is free to take part in and welcomes all newcomers to board gaming! If there is a game you have been wanting to try, or want to get a group together to play, then this is the night for you!

 

 

HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT MEETUP
HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT – GOLDEN AGE CONSTRUCTED – MOVIE NIGHT!
Friday, June 3rd from 6:30pm to 9pm

$3 entry fee.  300 points. Golden Age format. Your team must consist of characters from Movie or TV show based sets ONLY.

See the event link for more details about what minis are allowed, and other exceptions:
http://bit.ly/22rcTCb

We’re playing for Doctor Octopus from the Sinister Six Organized play kit.

What’s this about?: HeroClix tournaments are a sanctioned series of events that offer players opportunities for competitive play and exclusive figures. Tired of beating your friends? Bring your A-game here and see how you do. First time players at EC always get a figure!

What do you need to play?: For constructed tournaments, you’ll need to supply your team, meeting the requirements that week’s format issued. It’s also recommended that you bring your own maps, so you have the advantage should you win the roll for map choice. However, Dice and Maps are available in limited numbers.

What is ‘Golden Age’?: Golden Age is essentially an unrestricted format. Any figure can be used, as far back as Marvel HeroClix: Infinity Challenge (the first set). The only figures that cannot be used are the Purple Ringed promo figures, and other non-comic sets, such as Lord of the Rings, Kick-Ass 2, Mage Knight, Yu-Gi-Oh, and DOTA 2 (unless specified by the format). All Errata is in effect for Golden Age play.

How are the prizes distributed?: For standard Constructed play, we usually issue a prize for 1st place, 2nd place, and Fellowship. Fellowship is a sportsmanship prize, and can be awarded to someone who the judge feels carried themselves in an exemplary fashion in demeanor during the event. Usually, if everyone qualifies for the Fellowship prize, this is awarded via roll-off.

Read the rulebook to learn the game…

http://heroclix.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/2014-HeroClix-Core-Rulebook.pdf

…or stop by during a tournament to see how it’s played!

 

 

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CIVIL WAR DAY!!!
Saturday, June 4th from 11am to 9pm

Civil War is still going strong, and EC is finally able to celebrate!!! Join us for a celebration worthy of the size and scope of Marvel’s latest cinematic triumph!!!

Join us on Sat., June 4th, when the FIRST 125 GUESTS will receive a FREE CAPTAIN AMERICA 96-PAGE, FULL-COLOR 75TH ANN. MAGAZINE!!!
(1 MAGAZINE PER HOUSEHOLD, PLEASE.)

MEET CAP, THE WINTER SOLDIER, BLACK PANTHER & SURPRISE GUESTS for FREE pics & autographs from 11a-1p & 3-5p!!!**

And ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY, can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2  FUNKO “CIVIL WAR” MARVEL COLLECTOR CORPS BOXES!!!
(Winners will be called on Mon., June 6th!)

June 4th is also DARK HORSE COMICS DAY! So, the FIRST 50 GUESTS will also receive a DARK HORSE COMICS SAMPLER!

Also, ALL DARK HORSE GRAPHIC NOVELS will be 10% OFF ALL DAY!

* 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. ONE entry PER PERSON, please. To keep the raffle fair to all entrants, multiple entries will disqualify the entrant.)

** Scheduled to appear; subject to change without notice. See EC’s Facebook Page or contact the store for updates. Local actors, not affiliated with the film.

 

 

BOARD GAME MEETUP
BOARD GAME MEETUP
Saturday, June 4th from 5pm to 9pm

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 5pm. 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.

 

 

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ECBC: CIVIL WAR!!!
Tuesday, June 7th from 7pm to 8pm

The ECBC (Emerald City Book Club), meets the FIRST TUESDAY of every month from 7-8pm to discuss the featured book!!! This month’s selection is “Civil War” by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven!!!

The session is open to everyone and takes place on June 7th from 7-8pm!!!

The group will share their opinions on the emotional twists and turns of the story, its impact on the Marvel comic and cinematic universes, and more!!!

Whether you attend the session or not, the “Civil War” book is 20% OFF from now until end-of-business on June 7th!!!
(The discount will be calculated at the register, and does not combine with any other discounts or programs)

 

 

HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT MEETUP
HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT – DC / MARVEL 2-BOOSTER SEALED
Friday, June 10th from 6:30pm to 9pm

Cost of entry is the price of two 5-figure booster packs.
Any booster Emerald City has available will be eligible for use.

The prize is the LE Professor X from the Uncanny X-Men set.
In addition, the top 3 players and Fellowship winner will receive a limited edition map.

WHAT IS HEROCLIX?

Read the rulebook to find out more…
http://heroclix.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/2014-HeroClix-Core-Rulebook.pdf

…or stop by during a tournament to see how it’s played!

“The HeroClix Core Game is a tabletop combat game using 3-D collectible miniature figures of your favorite characters. By building a force from your collection of figures, you can take on the roles of your favorite characters and challenge your friends to epic battles!

What you need to play:
Any number of players can play a game of HeroClix, but the game plays best with two to four players. For a two-player game, you will need the following: a selection of characters, a rule book, 1 game map, 1 Powers and Abilities Card, and 2 six-sided dice (2d6). You might find that a few coins or other small objects to use as action tokens and a length of string or other object to use as a straight edge will help you play the game. When playing an advanced game with Powers and Tactics, you may also need 6 object tokens and terrain markers.”

 

 

Always get the latest EC updates on our Facebook page:
http://facebook.com/emeraldcitycomics

 

And also see the Events page on our website for upcoming events:
http://emeraldcitycomics.com/events

 

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/ECComicsFL

 

(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)

 

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Click here for new releases!

http://emeraldcitycomics.com/new-releases

 

Featured Comic Books:

 

AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE 9
AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #9
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
(W) Roberto Aguirre Sacasa (A/CA) Francesco Francavilla
“Betty: RIP,” Part 4. The Horror began in Riverdale when Reggie Mantle struck and killed Jughead’s beloved pooch Hot Dog. Since then, Reggie has been living with this secret knowledge-and terrible guilt. With no one to talk to about it, Reggie has started to crack under the strain. He is seeing visions of his dead friends – or are they literal ghosts? When an act of kindness prompts a confession from him, Reggie must decide for himself, once and for all-is there any good within him? Or is Reggie, as we’ve always suspected, beyond redemption? For TEEN+ Readers.

 

CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS 1
CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Nick Spencer (A/CA) Jesus Saiz
He’s back! The original Sentinel of Liberty returns, with a new shield, a new team, and a new mission! And he’s not the only one who’s back! Like the saying goes– cut off one LIMB, two more will take its place! HAIL HYDRA!
Rated T+

 

DC UNIVERSE REBIRTH 1
DC UNIVERSE REBIRTH #1
DC COMICS
(W) Geoff Johns (A) Gary Frank & Various (CA) Gary Frank
It all begins here. Do not skip to the last page. Do not let a friend or message board ruin this comic for you. The future (and past) of the DC Universe starts here. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!
THEY SAID IT: “Rebirth is about focusing in on the core of the character and their respective universe,” says writer and DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns. “It brings back what has been lost, the legacy of the characters, the love and the hope of the DCU!”

 

MONSTRESS 6
MONSTRESS #6 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Marjorie M. Liu (A/CA) Sana Takeda
END OF STORY ARC
Maika and her friends face betrayal and death, and only the monster inside-and her growing relationship with it-can save them.
MONSTRESS will return in August.

 

SCOOBY APOCALYPSE 1
SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #1
DC COMICS
(W) Jim Lee & Various (A) Hank Porter (CA) Jim Lee
Those meddling kids-Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy, and their dog, Scooby-Doo-get more ghost-debunking than they bargained for when faced with a fundamental change in their world. The apocalypse has happened. Old rules about logic no longer apply. The creatures of the night are among us, and the crew of the Magical Mystery Machine has to fight to survive-because in the apocalyptic badlands of the near-future, the horrors are real!
This new monthly series takes Scooby and the gang to a whole new level and features character designs by comics superstar Jim Lee!

 

STAR WARS 19
STAR WARS #19
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Leinil Francis Yu
• Will Leia be able to save a prison full of Imperial forces?
•  Or will the mastermind of the takeover strike back against the Empire?
•  Find out as “Rebel Jail” concludes!
Rated T

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

BLACK SCIENCE TP VOL 04
BLACK SCIENCE TP VOL 04 GODWORLD (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Matteo Scalera
Following the catastrophic final jump of the Pillar, the last Dimensionaut is stranded in the furthest reaches of space, adrift on the wreckage of his former self. Before he can reclaim his mantle as protector of the Eververse, he must first overcome the demons that lurk within his own soul.
Collects BLACK SCIENCE #17-21

 

GOD IS DISAPPOINTED APOCRYPHA NOW SLIPCASE ED HC
GOD IS DISAPPOINTED / APOCRYPHA NOW SLIPCASE ED HC
IDW – TOP SHELF
(W) Mark Russell (A/CA) Shannon Wheeler
Hallelujah – the beloved classic has risen again! And this time it brought company. Celebrate the second coming of Mark Russell & Shannon Wheeler with this handy slipcase set, containing both God Is Disappointed in You and the new sequel Apocrypha Now! – two hilarious must-haves at one amazing price.

 

GREEN LANTERN NEW GODS GODHEAD TP
GREEN LANTERN NEW GODS GODHEAD TP
DC COMICS
(W) Robert Venditti & Various (A) Ethan Van & Various (CA) Lee Weeks
In these stories from GREEN LANTERN/NEW GODS: GODHEAD #1, GL #35-37, GL CORPS #35-37, GL NEW GUARDIANS #35-37, RED LANTERNS #35-37, SINESTRO #6-8 and GL ANNUAL #3, Highfather learns that ring-wielders stole secrets from beyond the Source Wall! Now, Highfather must breach the wall-but first, he needs his own set of rings!

 

UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL TP VOL 03
UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL TP VOL 03 SQUIRREL REALLY GOT ME NO
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Ryan North, Chip Zdarsky (A) Erica Henderson, Joe Quinones (CA) Erica Henderson
New series, New Avenger! With her unique combination of wit, empathy and squirrel powers, computer-science student Doreen Green – a.k.a. the unbeatable Squirrel Girl – is all that stands between the Earth and total destruction. Well, Doreen plus her friends Tippy-Toe (a squirrel) and Nancy (a regular human with no powers). So mainly Squirrel Girl. And what hope does the Earth have if she gets hurled back in time to the 1960s and erased from history? At least Nancy will never forget her friend, but what invincible armored Avenger can she call on to help, through the magic of social media? Decades apart, can they avert doom, or will everything go wrong forever? Howard the Duck hopes not – he has an appointment for a crossover! Collecting THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL (2015B) #1-6 and HOWARD THE DUCK (2015B) #6.
Rated T

 

 

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“JUSTIN’S JABBER” — BACK ISSUES
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REJOICE WALKING DEAD FANS! We got in some of those highly-sought-after early issues of Walking Dead. Feel free to TOTALLY freak out with excitement! Go ahead, let your enthusiasm overflow! Display your love of zombies with reckless abandon! RIOT IN THE STREETS! When the cops show up to shut it down, just tell them that Justin over at EC said it was okay. They know me. It’s cool.

 

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Walking Dead #3, first appearance of Dale and Carol, Fine (6.0) condition, $60.

 

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Walking Dead #7, first appearance of Tyreese, Fine (6.0) condition, $60.

 

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Walking Dead #9, first appearance of Otis, Fine (6.0) condition, $40.

 

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Walking Dead #10, first appearance of Hershel and Maggie, Fine (6.0) condition, $40.

 

By the way, while rioting with joy over the awesomeness of these here Walking Dead back issues, remember to assign the gas masks to children and the elderly first. Just because you’re rioting doesn’t mean you can’t be gentlemanly about it.

 

(Please note that the digital samples shown are for clear image references only, and are NOT the actual books being offered for sale. Please call us at 727-398-2665 for condition, availability, or any other questions about the books!)

We have a lot more where those came from on our two — count em’ TWO — vintage comics walls! So stop in for a nostalgic treat, or check out our online shop for select vintage comics:
http://shop.emeraldcitycomics.com/Comics/Vintage-Back-Issues-/index.php

 

 

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GAMES
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TMNTDiceMasters
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES DICE MASTERS
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Dice Masters features fan favorite characters including Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, Raphael, Splinter, and more! Introducing more than a dozen new heroes and villains (and their dice!), players can decide to build their team of heroes, villains, or some combination of the two! Perfect for new and seasoned players, alike, whether they`re interested in a game or two over pizza or building the perfect team, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Dice Masters is sure to deliver an experience that will leave you saying, Cowabunga!

 

51stState
51ST STATE: MASTER SET
The world you know no longer exists. There is no government. No army. No civilization. The United States have collapsed. And now, thirty years after the war started, new powers try to take control over the ruined country, establish a new order, and create a new country…a new State: the 51st State! Marking the rebirth of the 51st State line, the Master Set contains 88 cards from the original base game, plus 50 cards each from both the New Era and Winter expansions.

 

DiceHeist
DICE HEIST
In Dice Heist, players take on the role of an international thief attempting a series of daring heists to steal the most valuable artifacts, gems, and paintings from four of the world`s most famous museums. Recruit sidekicks to help you, or go at it alone. Will you beat the security systems at the Louvre in Paris and make your escape with the Mona Lisa, or will one of the other thieves get there first? Whoever can impress his fellow criminals with the most valuable collection of stolen goods will be the winner!

 

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MUNCHKIN: KNIGHTS
Get ready for Knights to remember! Enhance your Munchkin merriment with a cavalier attitude with this booster pack of 15 new knight-themed cards. Perfect for backstabbing fun at round tables everywhere, this expansion features amazing art by Ian McGinty and new a-sword-ed monsters and Treasures for your Munchkin game.

 

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STAR WARS IMPERIAL ASSAULT : THE BESPIN GAMBIT
Bring a covert shadow war to your games of Imperial Assault with The Bespin Gambit Expansion! With The Bespin Gambit, you can take your campaigns and skirmishes into the ritzy hotels and industrial underworks of Cloud City. Iconic characters like Bossk and Lando Calrissian join the game and gorgeous new tiles portray the most memorable Cloud City locations. With two new Rebel heroes, one new Imperial class, new Mercenaries figure groups, a new mini-campaign, and a new focus on your Spy characters, The Bespin Gambit offers an indispensable bonus to every Imperial Assault player.

 

 

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TOYS / COLLECTIBLES
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REDHOOD
BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT RED HOOD AF
DC COMICS
From the Batman: Arkham Knight video game comes Red Hood! This figure will be released with last month’s Azrael, Professor Pyg and Man-Bat action figures.
Figure comes with multiple accessories!
12. RED HOOD – 6.75″

 

CHEETAHBOMB
DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS CHEETAH STATUE
DC COMICS
DESIGNED BY ANT LUCIA; SCULPTED BY SAM GREENWELL
From the depths of the darkest jungle comes Cheetah, the latest in the popular line of DC Comics Bombshells statues! Camera in hand and knife at the ready, Cheetah is ready for whatever action comes her way!
Measures Approximately 10.7″ Tall

 

POISONIVY
FFG DC COMICS COLL POISON IVY STATUE
YAMATO USA INC.
From Yamato USA. Look out world, Mother Nature has just got herself some muscle …  oh, and some sexy curves! I heard it through the grapevine that you  might be interested in little ol’ me … so tell me, care to have a late night stroll through the gardens? If so, then let me entice you for a late night rendezvous, with me, Poison Ivy. As an addition to Yamato USA Toys’ DC Comics Fantasy Figure Collection, I can already feel your interest in me blossoming. So how about it, Darling? How about adding me to your collection for some cross pollination and cultivating…. I really am to die for.

 

CHAPPIE
CHAPPIE 1/6 SCALE FIG
THREEZERO
From ThreeZero. The fully-articulated Chappie collectible stands 12″ tall and features highly detailed paint and weathering replicating his appearance on screen. Chappie also includes light-up LEDs and an AKS-74 rifle accessory!

 

FLASHOPEN
FLASH TV LETTER OPENER
ICON HEROES
From the hit show The Flash comes this San Diego Comic Con 2015 Exclusive Deluxe Letter Opener, now available to a wider audience! Measuring approximately 7″ long, the lightning bolt letter opener is made of high quality metal and stores nicely on the scarlet circular base showing The Flash’s iconic symbol!

 

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Preacher SALE / give-away / raffle! Newsletter 5/20/16

…and our first ever MIDNIGHT RELEASE PARTY for DC UNIVERSE REBIRTH #1!!!
Read all about the event at its entry below, but here’s the early scoop on the comic book itself:

DC Rebirth 1 DC Rebirth 1 variant

DC UNIVERSE REBIRTH #1
(W) Geoff Johns (A) Gary Frank & Various (CA) Gary Frank
It all begins here. Do not skip to the last page. Do not let a friend or message board ruin this comic for you. The future (and past) of the DC Universe starts here. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!
THEY SAID IT: “Rebirth is about focusing in on the core of the character and their respective universe,” says writer and DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns. “It brings back what has been lost, the legacy of the characters, the love and the hope of the DCU!”

 
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PREACHER GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE – AND A VERTIGO SALE!!!
Saturday, May 21st from 11am to 9pm

“Preacher” possesses AMC on Sunday, May 22nd!!!
It’s based on the Vertigo comic by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, and it’s so shocking, so controversial, that you have to read it to believe it!!
And, of course, EC is going to give you that chance!

Join us on Saturday, May 21st when the FIRST 50 GUESTS at 11am only will receive a FREE PREACHER PROMO COMIC!!!
(The comic will ONLY be given to adults 18+.)

Plus, SAVE 10% on ALL VERTIGO BOOKS & GRAPHIC NOVELS!!!
(The sale excludes all New Comics.)

ALL GUESTS can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 “PREACHER: BOOK ONE” PAPERBACKS!!!

All winners will be called, Monday, May 23rd!!!

* 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. ONE entry PER PERSON, please. To keep the raffle fair to all entrants, multiple entries will disqualify the entrant.)

 

 

BOARD GAME MEETUP
BOARD GAME MEETUP
Saturday, May 21st from 5pm to 9pm

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 5pm. 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.

 

 

POKEMON YOUTH LEAGUE MEETUP
POKEMON YOUTH LEAGUE
Sundays from 4pm to 6pm

Ages 8-16
New players always welcome!

Our Pokémon Youth League provides a nearby place for you to get together with other fans of both the Pokémon Trading Card Game and the Pokémon video games, and have some fun!

Using your own cards and Pokémon video games, you can play, trade, and even earn cool prizes! The best part is that you can do all this with other Pokémon players who love collecting and playing just as much as you do!

What IS the Pokémon Trading Card Game?

Download the rules here…
http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-tcg/rules

…or stop by during our events to see first-hand how the game is played!

“You are a Pokémon Trainer! You travel across the land, battling other Trainers with your Pokémon, creatures that love to battle and that have amazing powers! Your deck of cards represents your Pokémon as well as items and allies that help you on your adventures.

Trading card games are strategy based and use collectible cards to let each player customize his or her game. The best way to learn to play the Pokémon TCG is with a Trainer Kit. This has two ready-to-play decks that walk you through the game, step by step. From there, try a theme deck to get an idea of the different kinds of decks out there. Once you’re ready, you can start building your collection of cards with Pokémon TCG booster packs. Trade with your friends for the strongest Pokémon or collect all your favorites! Then, build your own 60-card deck, play with your friends, and show off your own personal Pokémon team!

In the Pokémon TCG, your Pokémon battle your opponent’s Pokémon. The first player to take all of his or her Prize cards wins! Also, if your opponent cannot draw a card at the beginning of his or her turn, or has no Pokémon left in play, you win the game!”

 

 

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DC REBIRTH #1 MIDNIGHT RELEASE PARTY!!!
Tuesday, May 24th from midnight to 1am

DC’s Rebirth is HERE!!! And, to celebrate, EC is doing something we’ve NEVER done before – a MIDNIGHT RELEASE PARTY!!!
Join us on Tuesday, May 24th from 11:59pm until 1am!!! We’ll have a sale, gifts, refreshments, and lots of fun!!!

The FIRST 100 GUESTS at 12:01am will be able to purchase the exclusive “REBIRTH” #1 MIDNIGHT RELEASE VARIANT at the same $2.99 cover price!
(The regular version will also be available)

The FIRST 50 GUESTS will receive a FREE DETECTIVE #27 REPRINT COMIC!!!

Plus, the FIRST 25 GUESTS will receive a FREE JIM LEE LITHOGRAPH!!!

During this event, SAVE 25% on ALL BOOKS & GRAPHIC NOVELS!!!

We’ll also have an exclusive raffle for 1 of 2 DC COMICS DECK-BUILDING GAME CRISIS EXPANSIONS!!!*

AND THAT’S NOT ALL! In addition, ALL DC – AND MARVEL – new comics scheduled for sale on 5/25 will ALSO be available to purchase EARLY during this event!!!
(Other publishers’ comics will be available at 11am Wednesday)

Enter our COSTUME CONTEST for a chance to win a $25 EC GIFT CERTIFICATE!!!

We’ll be joined by Special Guests:**

MEGA CON GUEST AUSTIN JANOWSKY (Iron Man, Evil Dead 2), who will be doing sketches for $20-$50,
ADAM RICHES (G.I. Joe, Star Trek / Green Lantern) who will be doing sketches for $20, and
MICHAEL PAYNTER (Satan), a local artist / self-publisher, who will offer free signings!!!

ROBBIE KOOL from DADDY KOOL RECORDS in Downtown St. Pete will be our Guest DJ!!!

VOYAGE COLD BREW COFFEE will also be outside at 10pm, so you can purchase refreshments!!!

While you’re waiting for us to open, you can join our friends at PAIR O’ DICE BREWING (4400 118th Ave. N. Suite. 208 Clearwater, FL 33762) from 8pm – midnight to play the DC COMICS DECK-BUILDING GAME – PLUS, enter a FREE RAFFLE to win a copy of the game!!!

* 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. ONE entry PER PERSON, please. To keep the raffle fair to all entrants, multiple entries will disqualify the entrant.)

** Scheduled to appear; subject to change without notice. See EC’s Facebook Page or contact the store for updates.

 

 

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MARVEL & MUNCHKIN GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE!!!
Wednesday, May 25th from 11am to 9pm

Marvel is on a roll, and for good reason! Their list of classic and iconic tales seems to be endless!!! Of course, your friends at EC will make it even easier to get to the good stuff, and become a Marvel superhero while you’re at it!!!

Join us on Wed., May 25th, when the FIRST 25 GUESTS at 11am and 7pm will receive a FREE MARVEL COLLECTIONS CATALOG!!!

Plus, ALL GUESTS can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 MUNCHKIN: MARVEL EDITION GAMES!!! (3-6 Players; ages 10+)

All winners will be called on Friday, May 27th!!!

PLUS, join us for a MUNCHKIN: MARVEL MYSTIC MAYHEM DEMO on Sunday, May 29th any time from Noon – 5pm!!!
(see details at event below)

*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. One entry per person, please. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

 

 

HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT MEETUP
HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT – CLONE WARS 400 PT GOLDEN AGE CONSTRUCTED
Friday, May 27th from 6:30pm to 9pm

400 pt Golden Age constructed. No team bases. Your team must consist of different versions of the SAME character (Example: multiple versions of Booster Gold, Storm, Shredder, etc.) You may only play 1 copy of any version (meaning set #, not different dial levels) of a particular character, with a 3 figure minimum in effect.

We’re playing for Green Lantern from the Brave and the Bold Organized play kit.

What’s this about?: HeroClix tournaments are a sanctioned series of events that offer players opportunities for competitive play and exclusive figures. Tired of beating your friends? Bring your A-game here and see how you do. First time players at EC always get a figure!

What do you need to play?: For constructed tournaments, you’ll need to supply your team, meeting the requirements that week’s format issued. It’s also recommended that you bring your own maps, so you have the advantage should you win the roll for map choice. However, Dice and Maps are available in limited numbers.

What is ‘Golden Age’?: Golden Age is essentially an unrestricted format. Any figure can be used, as far back as Marvel HeroClix: Infinity Challenge (the first set). The only figures that cannot be used are the Purple Ringed promo figures, and other non-comic sets, such as Lord of the Rings, Kick-Ass 2, Mage Knight, Yu-Gi-Oh, and DOTA 2 (unless specified by the format). All Errata is in effect for Golden Age play.

How are the prizes distributed?: For standard Constructed play, we usually issue a prize for 1st place, 2nd place, and Fellowship. Fellowship is a sportsmanship prize, and can be awarded to someone who the judge feels carried themselves in an exemplary fashion in demeanor during the event. Usually, if everyone qualifies for the Fellowship prize, this is awarded via roll-off.

Read the rulebook to learn the game…

http://heroclix.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/2014-HeroClix-Core-Rulebook.pdf

…or stop by during a tournament to see how it’s played!

 

 

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KIDS DAY!!!
Saturday, May 28th from 11am to 9pm

As an alternative to MegaCon for our Guests with children, we offer KIDS DAY @ EC!

The first 50 kids at 11am will receive a free all-ages comic book!

Meet Matt Van Kleeck, author of children’s book WILLIAM THE DINOSAUR, from 11am to 3pm!

Meet Naruto and Dragon Ball’s Goku, live in-person, from 11-1 & 3-5!**

All graphic novels & books in our Kids & Animation section will be 10% OFF all day!

Also, enter our free all-day raffle to win* an all-ages prize pack!
(winner will be announced Monday, May 30th)

See our Facebook page for more details as they are announced:
http://facebook.com/emeraldcitycomics

* 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. ONE entry PER PERSON, please. To keep the raffle fair to all entrants, multiple entries will disqualify the entrant.)

** Scheduled to appear; subject to change without notice. See EC’s Facebook Page or contact the store for updates.

 

 

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MUNCHKIN MARVEL EDITION GAME DEMONSTRATION
Sunday, May 29th from noon to 5pm

Double Exposure, Inc. Envoy and Emerald City present a Munchkin Marvel Edition game demonstration!

Herald Bill Eastman will be with us once again to demonstrate the game. He will be teaching new players how to play the game and to show off to the public all the fantastic components that make up this excellent game!

Here’s some info about the game:

Munchkin Marvel Edition, an all-new Munchkin game that fuses the classic card game fun of monster-slaying and role-playing with the most iconic characters from the Marvel universe.  Created under license from Steve Jackson Games and in conjunction with Marvel, Munchkin Marvel Edition comes complete with new monsters (villains), allies (heroes) and custom S.H.I.E.L.D. Identification Cards, and is the perfect gift for Munchkin fans who are ready for an epic Marvel battle!

Here’s a link to the BoardGameGeek page for the game:
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/189848/munchkin-marvel

And here’s the page from USAopoly:
http://usaopoly.com/games/munchkin-marvel-game-edition

 

 

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ECBC: CIVIL WAR!!!
Tuesday, June 7th from 7pm to 8pm

The ECBC (Emerald City Book Club), meets the FIRST TUESDAY of every month from 7-8pm to discuss the featured book!!! This month’s selection is “Civil War” by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven!!!

The session is open to everyone and takes place on June 7th from 7-8pm!!!

The group will share their opinions on the emotional twists and turns of the story, its impact on the Marvel comic and cinematic universes, and more!!!

Whether you attend the session or not, the “Civil War” book is 20% OFF from now until end-of-business on June 7th!!!
(The discount will be calculated at the register, and does not combine with any other discounts or programs)

 

 

Always get the latest EC updates on our Facebook page:
http://facebook.com/emeraldcitycomics

 

And also see the Events page on our website for upcoming events:
http://emeraldcitycomics.com/events

 

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/ECComicsFL

 

(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)

 

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Click here for new releases!

http://emeraldcitycomics.com/new-releases

 

Featured Comic Books:

 

CIVIL WAR II 0
CIVIL WAR II #0 (OF 7)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Olivier Coipel
From the creative team that brought you House of M and Siege comes a blistering first chapter in Marvel’s new explosive event. Watch as the players are introduced and the table is set for a storyline that fans will be talking about for years.
Rated T+

 

DEADPOOL LAST DAYS OF MAGIC 1
DEADPOOL LAST DAYS OF MAGIC #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Scott Koblish (CA) Humberto Ramos
From the pages of Doctor Strange…the Empirikul are waging a war on magic with the goal of wiping the fantastical from the pages of existence. This concerns Deadpool, because some of his best friends are magic. As the Empirikul forces batter the defenses of the Monster Metropolis ruled by his demonic wife, Deadpool wades into battle alongside his most spell-casting-est friends. And you know the old saying “Nothing ever goes wrong in a war.” That’s a saying, right?
PARENTAL ADVISORY

 

FUTURE QUEST 1
FUTURE QUEST #1
DC COMICS
(W) Jeff Parker (A/CA) Evan Shaner
When the adventurous and inquisitive Jonny Quest and his adoptive brother Hadji make a startling discovery in the swamplands of Florida, they are pulled into an epic struggle between the Space Rangers and a dangerous villain who threatens the galaxy. Now it’s up to the combined forces of Team Quest, Inter-Nation Security, Space Ghost, and a host of Hanna-Barbera’s greatest action heroes to stop him and save their universe!
Don’t miss the start of this new, monthly series that features character designs by comics superstar Darwyn Cooke and kicks off with an extra-sized story and a wraparound cover!

 

MICRONAUTS 1
MICRONAUTS #1
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) David Baldeon (CA) J. H. Williams
THEY CAME FROM A DYING UNIVERSE! ACROYEAR, SPACE GLIDER, BIOTRON and their allies are back, on the run from the evil BARON KARZA, and blasting through a universe where magic and science vie for control! With resources dwindling, the long-lost TIME TRAVELERS may hold the key to salvation… but will it mean armageddon for our world?

 

SABRINA 5
SABRINA #5
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
(W) Roberto Aguirre Sacasa (A) Robert Hack, Jack Morelli (CA) Robert Hack
Sabrina has to face the Witches Council for an accusation of conspiring with a mortal against the Church of Night. It will take a series of unnatural tests to prove her innocence, but none of it will bring her beloved Harvey back. She’ll have to take matters into her own hands to find Harvey’s missing soul. Recruiting two other young witches (from a neighboring coven), Sabrina holds a séance, but as ever, Madame Satan is pulling the strings behind the scenes, and what Sabrina taps into is much more dangerous – and diabolical. And will send our beloved teen witch on an epic quest. For TEEN+ readers.

 

TANK GIRL 2 GIRLS 1 TANK 1
TANK GIRL 2 GIRLS 1 TANK #1 (OF 4)
TITAN COMICS
(W) Alan Martin (A) Brett Parson (CA) The Black Frog
Fresh off the back of their latest calamitous chapter comes this shiny new Tank Girl tale from series creator Alan Martin and artist extraordinaire, Brett Parson! Expect a healthy dose of delirium and plenty of ball-crunching action in this high-octane crosscountry skirmish that asks the question: is this world really big enough for two Tank Girls? Strap yourself in, folks; It’s gonna be one helluva ride!

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

APOCRYPHA NOW HC
APOCRYPHA NOW HC
IDW – TOP SHELF
(W) Mark Russell (A/CA) Shannon Wheeler
Mark Russell & Shannon Wheeler’s faithful-yet-irreverent approach to the Bible made their book GOD IS DISAPPOINTED IN YOU a modern cult classic. Now, by popular demand, they turn their attention to the best parts left out of the canonical Bible, including the Midrash, the Apocrypha, Gnostic Gospels, and more! And if you thought the BIBLE had some weird stuff in it…

 

JOKER ENDGAME TP
JOKER ENDGAME TP
DC COMICS
(W) Scott Snyder & Various (A) Greg Capullo & Various (CA) Greg Capullo
Gotham City is overrun by Jokerized victims, and The Joker himself is prowling the streets. Even as Batman confronts the Clown Prince of Crime, ordinary citizens and Arkham inmates must confront the mark The Joker has left on the city and themselves. Is anyone truly safe? This jam-packed collection features stories from BATMAN #35-40, BATMAN ANNUAL #3, GOTHAM ACADEMY: ENDGAME #1, BATGIRL: ENDGAME #1, DETECTIVE COMICS: ENDGAME #1 and ARKHAM MANOR: ENDGAME #1.

 

MIGHTY THOR PREM HC THUNDER IN HER VEINS VOL 01
MIGHTY THOR PREM HC THUNDER IN HER VEINS VOL 01
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Russell Dauterman
When Dr. Jane Foster lifts the mystic hammer Mjolnir, she is transformed into the Goddess of Thunder, the Mighty Thor! Her enemies are many as Asgard descends further into chaos, and unrest threatens to spread throughout the Ten Realms. Yet she wages her greatest battle against a far more personal foe: the cancer killing her mortal form. When Loki steps back into Thor’s life, will it ease her troubles or only add to her pain? There’s no such question about Malekith as he continues to fan the flames of a looming War of Realms – when he isn’t wedding planning, that is! And as Asgard is torn apart, the skies will shake in one of the bloodiest battles of all time: It’s Thor vs. Odin like never before! Collecting MIGHTY THOR (2015) #1-5.
Rated T+

 

STAR WARS KANAN TP VOL 02
STAR WARS KANAN TP VOL 02 FIRST BLOOD
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Greg Weisman (A) Pepe Larraz (CA) Mark Brooks
Continue to explore the early days of Kanan Jarrus, the sensational star of STAR WARS REBELS! You’ve seen Kanan’s last adventure as a Padawan, now witness his first! The boy who was Caleb Dune must find his feet as the Clone Wars rage all around him. When the Jedi Temple comes under attack, what can a mere Padawan do to make a difference? Caleb and his new master, Bilaba, will take command of their own clone troop, and lead them into the furious Battle of Mygeeto. But lying in wait for them there are a pair of Separatist Generals, one of whom is one of the most deadly threats in the entire galaxy! Can Caleb and Bilaba survive Grievous? Collecting KANAN #7-12.
Rated T

 

 

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“JUSTIN’S JABBER” — BACK ISSUES
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Ho-Key Do-Key, folks. Let’s see what we’ve got in the ol’ bag…

 

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Batman #121, first appearance of Mr. Freeze, Very Good Minus (3.5) condition, $425.
Whoa Doctor! I’ve never even SEEN a copy of this book before! Now this is the first EVER Mr. Freeze appearance, back when he was called Mr. Zero. This one here is the real deal. Accept no substitutes.

 

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Tales of the Teen Titans #44, first appearance of Nightwing, Very Fine Minus (7.5) condition, $50.
What’s that you ask? Is the collar on Nightwing’s costume popped? Why don’t you take a look at that cover and tell me what you think.

 

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Death of Wolverine #1-4, full set, $40.
This ain’t the first time I’ve listed one of these and I doubt that this will be the last one either.

 

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Power Man #48, first Power Man and Iron Fist team up, Fine Plus (6.5) condition, $30.
I think this one is a steal at $30. I’m pretty sure that both of these characters have Netflix series coming up and this is a team up that made superhero history. You better come grab it before I do jive turkey.

 

Sweet Christmas! Those are some rad books! Come buy them so that some of their rad may transfer to yourself via osmosis. Rad osmosis.

 

(Please note that the digital samples shown are for clear image references only, and are NOT the actual books being offered for sale. Please call us at 727-398-2665 for condition, availability, or any other questions about the books!)

We have a lot more where those came from on our two — count em’ TWO — vintage comics walls! So stop in for a nostalgic treat, or check out our online shop for select vintage comics:
http://shop.emeraldcitycomics.com/Comics/Vintage-Back-Issues-/index.php

 

 

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GAMES
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WarhammerQuestSilverTower
WARHAMMER QUEST: SILVER TOWER
The long-awaited return of the classic dungeon-crawl!
Throughout the mortal realms the legends of the Silver Tower are recounted with awe and admiration. Tales of disparate champions good and evil, brought together by naught more than fate, battling against sanity-shredding horrors in the ever-shifting domain of the Gaunt Summoner of Tzeentch. Tales of bravery, heroism, treachery and betrayal. Tales of teamwork, success, and glory-hunting failure.
Some who tackle the Silver Tower seek a boon from the Gaunt Summoner, others wish to learn his true name, that they might destroy him. All must face foul, writhing monsters, bizarre, labyrinthine corridors bristling with traps and strange, maddening riddles before they even gain the chance to stand before his fell sorcery. The greatest champions, those who grow in strength over time as they solve the Silver Tower’s secrets, even they may fall at this hurdle – yet the riches, power and freedom they could gain drive them ever forward. But for every tale that ends in glory, another falls short, bringing only madness and despair…
Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower is a stunning boxed game for 2-4 players, set in the shifting, labyrinthine lair of a sinister Gaunt Summoner! Work with your friends to conquer the secrets of the Silver Tower, or take the glory for yourself – characters carry over the skills and treasures they have earned in previous games. The 13 double-sided board tiles mean no two adventures need be the same; a roll of the dice can send your adventurers off on wild tangents, with literally thousands of different dungeon-crawl combinations.

 

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EPIC PVP: FANTASY EXPANSION 2
What do Halflings, Cat Folk, Clerics and Dark Knights have in common? Well, nothing aside from the fact they`re about to enter the arena and help you achieve mastery over your opponents in battle! Each of these new decks is playable on its own but is also compatible with those in Epic PvP: Fantasy and Epic PvP: Fantasy Expansion 1, allowing you to create unique and powerful combinations for your battles. This second expansion for Epic PvP: Fantasy comes with two 20-card character decks and two 20-card race decks, as well as a board for each.

 

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STORYLINE: FAIRY TALES
Tell your own fanciful adventure stories with Fairy Tales, the debut game of the StoryLine collection. In this simple, beautifully-illustrated card game, players create a story together, with each player contributing characters, places, objects, and events to the narrative.

 

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POKEMON TCG: SHINY KALOS TINS
Three great, Legendary Pokemon-EX are revealed! Choose the forest majesty of Shiny Xerneas-EX, the destructive force of Shiny Yveltal-EX, or the battle-ready power of Zygarde-EX! Each of these rugged tins contains a foil card of a mighty Pokemon-EX from the Kalos region ready to battle and ready to win, as well as four Pokemon TCG boosters and a code card to unlock a playable deck in the Pokemon Trading Card Game Online.

 

 

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TOYS / COLLECTIBLES
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ARKHAM ORIGINS DEATHSTROKE PX BUST BANK
MONOGRAM PRODUCTS (HK) LIMITED
A PREVIEWS Exclusive! The world’s greatest assassin, Deathstroke, steps out of the best-selling video game Batman: Arkham Origins for this impressive bust bank! No one will dare touch your loose change when you store it in Deathstroke!

 

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DARK KNIGHT RETURNS BATMAN PX BUST BANK BLUE VER
MONOGRAM PRODUCTS (HK) LIMITED
A PREVIEWS Exclusive! Frank Miller’s powerful depiction of Batman from his seminal graphic novel Batman: The Dark Knight Returns is sculpted for this new bust bank from Monogram! Made of vinyl, the bank stands roughly 6″ tall and approximately 9″ wide. This piece can serve as a decoration in your office or home, or you can use it to store your loose change! Available only through PREVIEWS and your local comic shop, this bank is offered in two colors – a Blue costume or a Black costume.

 

HOTFETT
HOT TOYS BOBA FETT
HOT TOYS
In Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, Jabba the Hutt has sentenced Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Chewbacca to death by casting them into the Great Pit of Carkoon on Tatooine, but Luke Skywalker has saved themselves from the terrible fate by fending off the fearsome bounty hunter Boba Fett and Jabba’s minions! In a memorable moment in the film, Han Solo accidentally hits Boba Fett and knocked the Mandalorian down into the Sarlacc’s pit. The highly-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Boba Fett in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi. It features a finely sculpted Boba Fett helmet and armor, his signature jetpack, detailed weaponry, accessories, and figure stand. This deluxe version will exclusively include a specially crafted Sarlacc diorama figure base and two life-like jetpack thrust fire accessories!

 

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Deadpool / Daredevil Day! Newsletter 5/13/16

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DAREDEVIL / DEADPOOL DAY!!

Saturday, May 14th from 11am to 9pm

Deadpool is now in your home… on home video, that is!!! And, Daredevil Season 2 on Netflix has also been a popular “binge” for most of us!!! So, we thought we’d bring these two POP!-ular fellas to EC!!!

Join us on Saturday, May 14th for DEADPOOL & DAREDEVIL DAY!!!

SAVE 10% on ALL DEADPOOL & DAREDEVIL MERCHANDISE!!!
(Except Vintage, Consignment Items, & New Comics.)

PLUS, the FIRST 100 GUESTS will receive a FREE TRUE BELIEVERS: DEADPOOL #1 COMIC!!!
(This comic reprints the very first appearance of Deadpool in “New Mutants” #98!!! It is Rated T for “Teens” 12 and up. Children under 12 will be given an all-ages coloring sheet.)

AND, MEET DEADPOOL & DAREDEVIL LIVE, and IN-PERSON** for FREE PICS & AUTOGRAPHS from 11a-1pm and 3-5pm!!! (Local actors, not associated with the filmed versions.)

ALL GUESTS can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 DEADPOOL / DAREDEVIL POP! FAN PACKS!!!

The Fan Packs include:
1 DEADPOOL ADULT COLORING BOOK,
1 DAREDEVIL: BACK IN BLACK, VOL. 1 PAPERBACK,
1 DEADPOOL POP! VINYL, and
1 DAREDEVIL POP! VINYL!!!

GRAND PRIZE ADDED!!!

We’ve also added a GRAND PRIZE to our Raffle!!! One of the winners of our Deadpool / Daredevil Raffle will also win a Ride Along 2 Fan Pack, which includes 1 copy of “RIDE ALONG 2” on BLURAY, 1 “RIDE ALONG 2” (winner’s choice of) L or XL PROMO TEE SHIRT, and 1 pair of BLUE “RIDE ALONG 2” SUNGLASSES in an RA2 DRAWSTRING BAG!!! (Courtesy of Universal Studios Entertainment!)

All winners will be called, Monday, May 16th!!!

JUST ADDED!!! FREE DEADPOOL BUTTONS!!!

Hmm… What would make our Deadpool / Daredevil Day GIve-Away even SWEETER?!?

How about a FREE DEADPOOL BUTTON?

It’s perfect for playing “Button, Button, Who’s Got the Button?” (Seriously, it’s a thing. Google it.) Actually, it’s NOT perfect for that, because it does have a STICK PIN in it, but we suppose you could play a hardcore version of it.

Plus, our Marketing Diva is too lazy to erase all this writing (or what he calls, “copy,” to which we say, “Whatever, Elitist”), and come up with something else, so…

Aaaanywhoo….

Yeah, the FIST 50 Guests at 11am will get a FREE DEADPOOL BUTTON of their choice, while they last!!!

We’ll see YOU Saturday… Button Lovers!!!!

JUST ADDED!!! RIDE ALONG 2 SWAG!!!

Our friends who rep Universal Studios Entertainment have given us some awesome promo items to promote the home video release of Ride Along 2, starring Ice Cube and Kevin Hart!!! (In stores and for digital download now!)

So, the FIRST 150 GUESTS will also receive a pair of RIDE ALONG 2 PROMO FANS featuring the likenesses of “RA2” stars ICE CUBE & KEVIN HART!!!

* 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. ONE entry PER PERSON, please. To keep the raffle fair to all entrants, multiple entries will disqualify the entrant.)

** Scheduled to appear; subject to change without notice. See EC’s Facebook Page or contact the store for updates.

 

 

POKEMON YOUTH LEAGUE MEETUP
POKEMON YOUTH LEAGUE
Sundays from 4pm to 6pm

Ages 8-16
New players always welcome!

Our Pokémon Youth League provides a nearby place for you to get together with other fans of both the Pokémon Trading Card Game and the Pokémon video games, and have some fun!

Using your own cards and Pokémon video games, you can play, trade, and even earn cool prizes! The best part is that you can do all this with other Pokémon players who love collecting and playing just as much as you do!

What IS the Pokémon Trading Card Game?

Download the rules here…
http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-tcg/rules

…or stop by during our events to see first-hand how the game is played!

“You are a Pokémon Trainer! You travel across the land, battling other Trainers with your Pokémon, creatures that love to battle and that have amazing powers! Your deck of cards represents your Pokémon as well as items and allies that help you on your adventures.

Trading card games are strategy based and use collectible cards to let each player customize his or her game. The best way to learn to play the Pokémon TCG is with a Trainer Kit. This has two ready-to-play decks that walk you through the game, step by step. From there, try a theme deck to get an idea of the different kinds of decks out there. Once you’re ready, you can start building your collection of cards with Pokémon TCG booster packs. Trade with your friends for the strongest Pokémon or collect all your favorites! Then, build your own 60-card deck, play with your friends, and show off your own personal Pokémon team!

In the Pokémon TCG, your Pokémon battle your opponent’s Pokémon. The first player to take all of his or her Prize cards wins! Also, if your opponent cannot draw a card at the beginning of his or her turn, or has no Pokémon left in play, you win the game!”

 

 

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HANNA-BARBERA & FRAZETTA GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE!!!
Wednesday, May 18th from 11am to 9pm

Your favorite Hanna-Barbera characters are BACK – and DC’s got ’em!!! The new line of comics launches May 18th, with “Future Quest” #1!!! One of your other childhood memories, (those pulps and “Heavy Metal” magazines you used to read), is back, in our latest Raffle!!!

Join us on Wednesday, May 18th, when the FIRST 25 GUESTS at 11am & 7pm will receive a FREE HANNA-BARBERA PREVIEW MAGAZINE!!!

AND, SAVE 25% ON ALL “HEAVY METAL” MAGAZINES & FRAZETTA-TITLED COMICS!!!
(“Creepy” & “Eerie”  magazines are not included in the sale!)

PLUS, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 FRANK FRAZETTA “WARRIORS” COASTER SETS!!!

Winners will be called on Friday, May 20th!

* 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. ONE entry PER PERSON, please. To keep the raffle fair to all entrants, multiple entries will disqualify the entrant.)

 

 

HOPS TABLETOPS MEETUP
HOPS & TABLETOPS @ PAIR O’ DICE BREWING CO.
Wednesday, May 18th from 7pm to 10pm
at Pair O’ Dice Brewing Company
4400 118th Avenue North #208, Clearwater, FL 33762

Roll the dice @ Pair O’ Dice with Emerald City Comics!

The Emerald City folks are back every other Wednesday with even more games to play! Stop in to see what’s new in the world of board gaming and craft beer!

Pair O’ Dice Brewing Company will have plenty of room for your favorite tabletop and card games. This event is free to take part in and welcomes all newcomers to board gaming! If there is a game you have been wanting to try, or want to get a group together to play, then this is the night for you!

 

 

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PREACHER GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE – AND A VERTIGO SALE!!!
Saturday, May 21st from 11am to 9pm

“Preacher” possesses AMC on Sunday, May 22nd!!!
It’s based on the Vertigo comic by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, and it’s so shocking, so controversial, that you have to read it to believe it!!
And, of course, EC is going to give you that chance!

Join us on Saturday, May 21st when the FIRST 50 GUESTS at 11am only will receive a FREE PREACHER PROMO COMIC!!!
(The comic will ONLY be given to adults 18+.)

Plus, SAVE 10% on ALL VERTIGO BOOKS & GRAPHIC NOVELS!!!
(The sale excludes all New Comics.)

ALL GUESTS can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 “PREACHER: BOOK ONE” PAPERBACKS!!!

All winners will be called, Monday, May 23rd!!!

* 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. ONE entry PER PERSON, please. To keep the raffle fair to all entrants, multiple entries will disqualify the entrant.)

 

 

BOARD GAME MEETUP
BOARD GAME MEETUP
Saturday, May 21st from 5pm to 9pm

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 5pm. 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.

 

 

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DC REBIRTH #1 MIDNIGHT RELEASE PARTY!!!
Tuesday, May 24th from midnight to 1am

DC Rebirth #1 is a 80-page one-shot priced at just $2.99 US, and it kicks off the entire “Rebirth” event, with a story written by comics legend Geoff Johns with art by a lineup of superstar artists including Gary Frank, Ivan Reis, Ethan Van Sciver and Phil Jimenez, plus a wraparound cover by Gary Frank!

EC’s one-hour midnight release event for this comic will feature:

25% off all graphic novels / books!

Special DC REBIRTH #1 Midnight Release Variant at the same $2.99 cover price, available for purchase only for the first 100 Guests!
(regular edition will also be available)

All DC — AND MARVEL — comics scheduled for sale on Wednesday the 25th will also be available to purchase at midnight Tuesday the 24th!

And the first 25 Guests will receive a DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH lithograph featuring art by Jim Lee and Scott Williams!

 

 

HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT MEETUP
HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT – CLONE WARS 400 PT GOLDEN AGE CONSTRUCTED
Friday, May 27th from 6:30pm to 9pm

400 pt Golden Age constructed. No team bases. Your team must consist of different versions of the SAME character (Example: multiple versions of Booster Gold, Storm, Shredder, etc.) You may only play 1 copy of any version (meaning set #, not different dial levels) of a particular character, with a 3 figure minimum in effect.

We’re playing for Green Lantern from the Brave and the Bold Organized play kit.

What’s this about?: HeroClix tournaments are a sanctioned series of events that offer players opportunities for competitive play and exclusive figures. Tired of beating your friends? Bring your A-game here and see how you do. First time players at EC always get a figure!

What do you need to play?: For constructed tournaments, you’ll need to supply your team, meeting the requirements that week’s format issued. It’s also recommended that you bring your own maps, so you have the advantage should you win the roll for map choice. However, Dice and Maps are available in limited numbers.

What is ‘Golden Age’?: Golden Age is essentially an unrestricted format. Any figure can be used, as far back as Marvel HeroClix: Infinity Challenge (the first set). The only figures that cannot be used are the Purple Ringed promo figures, and other non-comic sets, such as Lord of the Rings, Kick-Ass 2, Mage Knight, Yu-Gi-Oh, and DOTA 2 (unless specified by the format). All Errata is in effect for Golden Age play.

How are the prizes distributed?: For standard Constructed play, we usually issue a prize for 1st place, 2nd place, and Fellowship. Fellowship is a sportsmanship prize, and can be awarded to someone who the judge feels carried themselves in an exemplary fashion in demeanor during the event. Usually, if everyone qualifies for the Fellowship prize, this is awarded via roll-off.

Read the rulebook to learn the game…

http://heroclix.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/2014-HeroClix-Core-Rulebook.pdf

…or stop by during a tournament to see how it’s played!

 

 

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MUNCHKIN MARVEL EDITION GAME DEMONSTRATION
Sunday, May 29th from noon to 5pm

Double Exposure, Inc. Envoy and Emerald City present a Munchkin Marvel Edition game demonstration!

Herald Bill Eastman will be with us once again to demonstrate the game. He will be teaching new players how to play the game and to show off to the public all the fantastic components that make up this excellent game!

Here’s some info about the game:

Munchkin Marvel Edition, an all-new Munchkin game that fuses the classic card game fun of monster-slaying and role-playing with the most iconic characters from the Marvel universe.  Created under license from Steve Jackson Games and in conjunction with Marvel, Munchkin Marvel Edition comes complete with new monsters (villains), allies (heroes) and custom S.H.I.E.L.D. Identification Cards, and is the perfect gift for Munchkin fans who are ready for an epic Marvel battle!

Here’s a link to the BoardGameGeek page for the game:
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/189848/munchkin-marvel

And here’s the page from USAopoly:
http://usaopoly.com/games/munchkin-marvel-game-edition

 

 

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ECBC: CIVIL WAR!!!
Tuesday, June 7th from 7pm to 8pm

The ECBC (Emerald City Book Club), meets the FIRST TUESDAY of every month from 7-8pm to discuss the featured book!!! This month’s selection is “Civil War” by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven!!!

The session is open to everyone and takes place on June 7th from 7-8pm!!!

The group will share their opinions on the emotional twists and turns of the story, its impact on the Marvel comic and cinematic universes, and more!!!

Whether you attend the session or not, the “Civil War” book is 20% OFF from now until end-of-business on June 7th!!!
(The discount will be calculated at the register, and does not combine with any other discounts or programs)

 

 

Always get the latest EC updates on our Facebook page:
http://facebook.com/emeraldcitycomics

 

And also see the Events page on our website for upcoming events:
http://emeraldcitycomics.com/events

 

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/ECComicsFL

 

(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)

 

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Click here for new releases!

http://emeraldcitycomics.com/new-releases

 

Featured Comic Books:

 

ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL 1
ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL #1
DC COMICS
(W) Sterling Gates (A) Bengal (CA) Cat Staggs
When an escaped prisoner from Fort Rozz interrupts a football game, Supergirl is on the scene to take her down. But Rampage is mad about more important things than a sporting event-and no pesky super-hero can stop her quest for revenge!

 

BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 6
BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #6 (OF 6)
DC COMICS
(W) James TynionIV (A/CA) Freddie Williams
The crossover event of the year comes to its thrilling conclusion. The Turtles have one last, desperate shot at going home. But will they take it, knowing what nefarious plans Shredder has for Gotham City? It’s full-on ninja warfare as our heroes go up against the combined forces of the Foot Clan and the League of Assassins. Co-published with IDW.

 

BLACK PANTHER 2
BLACK PANTHER #2
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Ta-Nehisi Coates (A/CA) Brian Stelfreeze
• The darkest chapter of the Black Panther mythos continues as Wakanda crumbles from within.
•  Enter: The Midnight Angels! Two mysterious women leading the citizen revolt against the current regime of Wakanda, challenging not only T’Challa’s politics but also his resolve. But will their rage provide more for the people than the royal family has thus far?
•  Written by MacArthur Genius and National Book Award winner TA-NEHISI COATES (Between the World and Me) and illustrated by living legend BRIAN STELFREEZE!
Rated T

 

DARTH VADER 20
DARTH VADER #20
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Kieron Gillen (A) Salvador Larroca, Mike Norton (CA) Mark Brooks
New Story Arc! “END OF GAMES” begins this issue!
•  Inspector Thanoth returns with some startling information.
•  Vader may have passed his master’s tests…
•  …but will his own schemes prove his undoing?
•  PLUS: A bonus tale of Triple-Zero and Beetee!
Rated T

 

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS 3
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #3
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Kyle Higgins, Steve Orlando (A) Hendry Prasetya, Corin Howell (CA) Jamal Campbell
Rita’s plan comes to a head and the Green Ranger feels more alienated than ever, leaving the team divided when the Dragonzord attacks!

 

STARFIRE 12
STARFIRE #12
DC COMICS
(W) Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti (A) Elsa Charretier (CA) Amanda Conner
Starfire is finally figuring out the world around her as she surrounds herself with her new friends and extended family for a romantic and wild end to her Key West adventure.

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

ALL NEW WOLVERINE TP VOL 01
ALL NEW WOLVERINE TP VOL 01 FOUR SISTERS
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Tom Taylor (A) David Lopez, David Navarrot (CA) Bengal
She’s the best there is! X-23 was created to be a weapon; for a time, that’s all she was. But with the help of her mentor, Logan – the original Wolverine – she escaped that dark past. Now, the man she knew has fallen, but Laura will honor his memory as the All-New Wolverine. But with the famous cowl comes a world of misery and mystery – like the devastating secret of the Sisters. Uncovering it will involve new friends Doctor Strange and the Wasp, and lethal new enemies like the Taskmaster! But after recent events, Laura is growing used to doing everything in her power to save those around her from forces hell-bent on destruction. If anyone can stop them, it’s Laura. After all, it’s what Wolverine does. Collecting ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #1-6.
Parental Advisory

 

DAREDEVIL BACK IN BLACK TP VOL 01
DAREDEVIL BACK IN BLACK TP VOL 01 CHINATOWN
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Charles Soule (A/CA) Ron Garney
Daredevil is back in black and back on his home turf as Matt Murdock begins a fresh life once again! He may have returned to New York City, but Matt’s on a different side of the law now, with a job in the District Attorney’s office. And he finds his new career quite the challenge when he locks horns with local crime lord, Tenfingers, duplicitous founder of the Church of the Sheltering Hands. Could this be a job for Daredevil? Fighting crime in the shadows, prosecuting bad guys in the light – it’s a whole new chapter for the Man Without Fear, and it comes with a protégé. Welcome to Hell, Blindspot – you’ll soon find out that life with DD comes with a heaping helping of Hand ninjas out for your blood! Collecting DAREDEVIL (2015) #1-5 and material from ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT POINT ONE #1.
Rated T+

 

SPIDER-GWEN TP VOL 01
SPIDER-GWEN TP VOL 01 GREATER POWER
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jason Latour (A/CA) Robbi Rodriguez
Gwen Stacy is back in the webs and has an All-New, All-Different mystery to solve: the reappearance of the Lizard! The Spider-Woman of Earth-65 was convinced that the Lizard’s threat died in her arms along with Peter Parker. But a new reptilian rampage leaves her with doubts not only about Peter’s life, but also his death. While her father, Captain George Stacy, struggles with Gwen’s double life, troubles mount as the Osborns make their debut – and Gwen finds herself on S.H.I.E.L.D.’s most-wanted list! Perhaps Jessica Drew, the Spider-Woman of Earth-616, can offer some wise lessons about power and responsibility that might be handy when Gwen battles the Goblins! Plus: Discover who wields the shield as Earth-65’s Captain America joins the fray – but will she be on Gwen’s side? Collecting SPIDER-GWEN (2015B) #1-6.
Rated T

 

SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL TP VOL 00
SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL TP VOL 00 DON’T CALL IT TEAM UP
MARVEL COMICS
(W/A) Various (CA) Skottie Young
Two great tastes that taste great together! As Spidey and Deadpool fast-talk their way into an ongoing buddy book at last, grab the full story of their unlikely bromance. Through the magic of comics (and time travel), Wade Wilson steps into the swinging shoes of a young Peter Parker! Then, the friendly neighborhood wall-crawler and the anti-social there-goes-the-neighborhood merc trade blows and “yo mama” quips. If friendship blossoms during encounters with Hit-Monkey and the Hypno-Hustler, will that jerk Otto Octavius ruin everything by being all Superior? And could dreams come true for DP – swapping those stinky red-and-blacks for the good ol’ red-and-blues?! Collecting DEADPOOL (1997) #11, CABLE & DEADPOOL #24, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #611, DEADPOOL (2008) #19-21, AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #12-13, DEADPOOL (2012) #10 and DEADPOOL ANNUAL #2.
Parental Advisory

 

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“Justin’s Jabber” — Back Issues
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Did ya’ see the new Civil War movie?

Spoiler alert [editor’s note: not really]:
Wasn’t it awesome when Spider-Man said that curse word?! I agree.

Welp, in honor of the new Cap Civil War movie, here is one comic that is in some way related to said movie, followed by three other comics that are not. Enjoy!

 

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Captain America #360, first full apperance of Crossbones, Fine Plus (6.5) condition, $12.
I also have a full set of Captain America #357-362 which is the full Bloodstone Hunt story arc which includes BOTH the first cameo appearance as well as the first full appearance of Crossbones for $50. Whatever works best for you.

 

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Amazing Spider-Man #129 Wizard Ace Edition, Near Mint Minus (9.2), $30.
Whoa, whoa, hold your horses there buckaroo. I’m not selling an actual first print Amazing Spider-Man #129 for $30. What we have here is a super-cool reprint of the Punisher’s very first comic appearance. Wizard magazine used to make these Marvel Ace Editions which are cool reprints of classic Marvel key issues with neato redesigned acetate covers. That’s what we have here.

 

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Superman : Red Son #1-3, full set, $60.
Cool story, nice copies. You buy it! You buy it!

 

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Flash #8, Stanley “Artgerm” Lau variant cover, Near Mint Minus (9.2), $45.
Super sweet cover on this one, wouldn’t you agree?

 

Welp, there you have it folks. All the news that’s fit to print. Until next week.

 

(Please note that the digital samples shown are for clear image references only, and are NOT the actual books being offered for sale. Please call us at 727-398-2665 for condition, availability, or any other questions about the books!)

We have a lot more where those came from on our two — count em’ TWO — vintage comics walls! So stop in for a nostalgic treat, or check out our online shop for select vintage comics:
http://shop.emeraldcitycomics.com/Comics/Vintage-Back-Issues-/index.php

 

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HappySalmon
HAPPY SALMON
Happy Salmon is the simple, fast-paced card game packed to the gills with high-fivin’, fin-flappin’ fun. Actions including the classic ‘High 5’, the unifying ‘Pound It’, the frantic ‘Switcheroo’, and the delightful ‘Happy Salmon’ will leave players doubled over in laughter!

 

Brochure
HISTRIO
Come one, come all! Gather at the kingdom’s court for the Munificent Theatrical Festival, where acting troupes from all over the land perform plays of either light-hearted comedy or soul-wrenching tragedy. Will their performance win the favor of the King, or will his fickle mood spell a flop? The play is the thing in Histrio, and the world is your stage!

 

TimeStoriesUndertheMask
T.I.M.E. STORIES: UNDER THE MASK
In Under the Mask, a mission for T.I.M.E. Stories, agents are sent to Egypt to unearth the secrets of the Pharaoh and thwart mysterious adversaries.

 

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MAGIC THE GATHERING: SHADOWS OVER INNISTRAD GIFT BOX
The Magic The Gathering: Shadows over Innistrad Gift Box comes with five Shadows over Innistrad Booster Packs, 20 Shadows over Innistrad Basic Lands, six illustrated plastic dividers with a sticker sheet for customizing them, and an alternative-art card from the Shadows over Innistrad set, all packaged in a beautiful storage box designed to hold over 2,000 Magic cards.

 

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MARVEL DICE MASTERS: CIVIL WAR
Whose Side Are You On? Featuring fan-favorite characters like Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man, Wasp, Loki, Rocket Raccoon, and Taskmaster, the Marvel Dice Masters: Civil War Gravity Feed takes epic dice battles to thrilling, new heights! Introducing more than 30 heroes and villains (and their dice!), each Marvel Dice Masters: Civil War Foil Pack contains two cards and two dice that players can add to their Dice Masters collections.
Available in single booster packs and starter packs.

 

 

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Toys / Collectibles
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WONDERWOMAN
DC BOMBSHELLS WONDER WOMAN KEYCHAIN
ELEPHANT GUN, LLC
From Elephant Gun. Modeled in a large scale then reduced in size to retain as much detail as you can possibly get in a keychain, the most incredible characters and symbols in the DC Universe are now in your pocket. These DC Comics Bombshells keychains were modeled from the amazing and beautiful art of Ant Lucia. Choose from Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Supergirl and Wonder Woman.

 

SUPERGIRLPOWERGIRLBLACK MANTA
POP HEROES SUPERGIRL, POWER GIRL, BLACK MANTA VINYL FIG
FUNKO
From Funko. Add these 3-3/4″ stylized vinyl figures of Cyborg, Firestorm, Power Girl, Black Manta and Supergirl to your personal DC Universe.

 

PREDSCARPREDANCWARR PREDTEMPGUA
PREDATOR 7” SCALE ACTION FIGURES SERIES 15
NECA
NECA’s longest running action figure line continues!
Series 15 features even more action figure debuts from the 2004 movie Alien vs. Predator. The assortment includes our first-ever Ancient Predators, Warrior and Temple Guard, as well as a new masked version of the fan-favorite Scar Predator. We’ve paid close attention to detail to make these as accurate to the movie as possible.
Each has over 30 points of articulation and comes with character-specific gauntlets, armor, weapons, trophies and other accessories. As an added bonus, the hands, gauntlet blades and cannons are removable and compatible with all AvP Predators.
Figures stand 8.25” tall. Blister card packaging.

 

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