THIRD Guardians give-away and raffle! Newsletter 8/15/14

 

 

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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY RAFFLE & GIVE-AWAY PART 3!!!
Wednesday, August 20 at 11:00am and 7:00pm

Based on the response we’ve received from our guests, we’ve decided to have yet another “Guardians of the Galaxy” Raffle & Give-Away event!!! And, again, we have ALL-NEW PRIZES!!!

The first 21 guests at 11am – and again at 7pm – on Wednesday, August 20th, will receive a “Guardians of the Galaxy” 6-pack of stickers!!! These are the same stickers we featured in the Groot’s Treasure Hunt event! Everyone went absolutely crazy over them, so we figured, why not just give some away?!

PLUS…

ALL GUESTS can enter our WEDNESDAY-ONLY RAFFLE for a chance to win one of three Star Lord Battle Gear Sets(which is for kids, but if you have a smaller noggin you might be able to pull it off)! This item is NOT EVEN AVAILABLE IN OUR STORE, so you don’t want to miss out on this!!!

The winning ballots will be drawn on Friday, August 22nd at 11am.

Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER!
(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.)

 

 

BRING YOUR POP! VINYLS TO WORK WEEK!!!
August 17-23

POP! VINYLS have taken over Emerald City!!! So, why not your office, den, school room, car or media center, too?

Take part in our Bring Your Pop! Vinyls to Work Week contest!

Here’s how it works:
1. Bring your Pop! Vinyls to work (obvs!), or school, or home, or anywhere you can imagine! (Don’t have any? We can totally solve that problem!)
2. Take a picture of it (or them) and post it to our Emerald City Comics Facebook page between August 17-23 (be sure to tag yourself so that your friends can see and vote)!
3. The most “likes” per category (see below) will be the winner!!! (You can label your category in your post, if you’d like.)

There will be four winners total (1 for each category), and each winner will receive a $25 Emerald City Gift Certificate (which you can then use for even more Pop! Vinyls, if you’d like, of course)!

You can win in one of four categories:
Most Creative
Funniest
Best Group Shot
Best Display

The winners will be announced on Monday, August 25th!!

Pop in to EC and grab your Pop! Vinyls today!!! We can’t wait to see your submissions!!! Good Luck!!!

 

 

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Comics
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Click here for new releases!

 

 

Featured Comic Books:

 

dark ages 1
DARK AGES #1 (OF 4)
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Dan Abnett (A/CA) I. N. J. Culbard
The medieval world is locked in war. As a godless mercenary company slogs across Europe in search of sustenance and coin, they encounter a demonic force born not of hell, but of somewhere else entirely!
o From the creators of Vertigo’s The New Deadwardians!
o Starship Troopers meets Kingdom of Heaven!
o From New York Times best-selling author Dan Abnett!

 

 

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DEAD AT 17 BLASPHEMY THRONE #1 (OF 7)
IMAGE COMICS
(W/A/CA) Josh Howard
IT’S ALL BEEN LEADING TO THIS – THE FINAL CHAPTER TO THE DEAD@17 SAGA BEGINS HERE!
For the last 10 years, Nara Kilday has gone up against the worst Hell has to offer, losing many friends and allies along the way. Now she faces her greatest threat: an unholy pact between her oldest nemesis and the Great Beast. While the world is thrown into chaos, Nara remains helpless, captive to an unknown force, the secret to victory hidden somewhere in her past. The countdown to Earth’s final hours has begun.

 

 

transformers primacy 1
TRANSFORMERS PRIMACY #1
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Chris Metzen, Flint Dille (A/CA) Livio Ramondelli
THE WAR FOR CYBERTRON! Optimus Prime versus Megatron. Autobots versus Decepticons. At the dawn of the conflict, battle lines are drawn and sides are set… now legends will be made. The war that would define a planet begins in earnest-and its revelations will shake the TRANSFORMERS’ world to the core!

 

 

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GODZILLA CATACLYSM #1 (OF 5)
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Dave Wachter
Years have passed since the monster apocalypse nearly destroyed mankind. Now it is merely a distant, nightmarish memory for Hiroshi, an elder in one of the few remaining tribes of humans. Little does Hiroshi know that the apocalypse is not over, and that his memories of the past may yet save the future!

 

 

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NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #2
DC COMICS
(W) Sean Ryan (A/CA) Jeremy P. Roberts
Trapped inside Russia with no hope of rescue, the Squad does what they do best: go out with a bang!

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

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BATMAN EARTH ONE TP
DC COMICS
(W) Geoff Johns (A) Gary Frank, Jonathan Sibal (CA) Gary Frank
The spectacular original graphic novel by writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank, the acclaimed team behind SUPERMAN: SECRET ORIGIN and the SHAZAM! stories in JUSTICE LEAGUE! In the tradition of SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE, this tale gives new insight into Bruce Wayne’s first year as THE DARK KNIGHT. In this all-new take on the Batman mythos, Bruce Wayne is on the hunt for his parents’ killer. His target? The Mayor of Gotham City! Plus, who is Alfred Pennyworth – and why is he so determined to put an end to the Batman?

 

 

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GI JOE SILENT INTERLUDE 30TH ANNV ED HC
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Larry Hama (A) Steve Leialoha, Larry Hama (CA) Larry Hama, Klaus Janson
SILENT INVASION! The story that defined a generation-G.I. JOE #21: remastered from the original art and lovingly recolored to the highest of contemporary standards. This wordless issue introduced the world to SNAKE EYE’s mysterious nemesis STORM SHADOW and his ARASHIKAGE NINJA-and they’ve never looked better. Plus-an unprecedented glimpse of Larry Hama’s original layouts and Steve Leialoha’s finishes, and a look behind the scenes of the comic’s creation-and at its enduring legacy!

 

 

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KINGS WATCH TP VOL 01
D. E.
(W) Jeff Parker (A/CA) Marc Laming
Flash Gordon, The Phantom, and Mandrake the Magician are together again… for the first time! When strange phenomena fill the skies and all humanity shares the same nightmarish vision, three iconic heroes rush headlong into danger to save us all! While playboy adventurer Flash Gordon uncover an alien menace, the ghostly jungle champion known as
The Phantom faces murderous creatures in the African wild. But it’s only Mandrake, a stage performer in touch with the mystic realms, who knows how these horrors are related… and how they threaten to shatter the Earth. Brought together through the efforts of reporter Dale Arden, the eccentric Professor Zarkov, and man-of-action Lothar, the heroes must overcome the Cult of the Cobra and their otherworldly allies!
Collects issues 1-5 along with Jeff Parker’s original script to issue #1, character sketches, a complete cover gallery and more

 

 

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Back Issues / Vintage Comics
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Well … we’ve got a set of Blackest Night here. All eight issues, all first prints, all yours for $40.

We’ve got a Constantine New 52 series #1 for $10, he’s got his own tee-vee program coming out soon, you know.

Not sure if you’ve heard of this Guardians of the Galaxy picture, but it’s quite popular. If you were interested, we have their first ever appearance in Marvel Super-Heroes #18, it’s a fine+ (6.5) and it’s $375.

Hey, lookit! We’ve got the first appearance of Starlord in Marvel Preview #4 in a very fine+ (8.5) for $400.

If space raccoons are more your thing we’ve also got the first Rocket Raccoon (that’s Marvel Preview #7, the REAL first appearance of Rocket). It’s $200 in very good (4.0) condition.

By the time you read this these comics may already have sold! Don’t be forced to wallow in regret, come buy them now!

 

 

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Games
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THE STRANGE RPG: CORE RULEBOOK
Explore. Defend. Create.

Beneath the orbits and atoms of our natural universe lies a network of dark energy. Those who have learned to access and navigate this chaotic sea have discovered an almost endless set of “recursions” in the shoals of our Earth: Worlds with their own laws of reality, reflected from human experience or imagination, given form in the swirling Chaosphere of the Strange. Worlds teeming with life, with discovery, with incredible treasures, and with sudden death.

Worlds sometimes jealous of our own.

The secret plunder of these worlds draws the brave, the daring, and the unscrupulous—and it draws dangerous enemies from these recursions back to our Earth.

And slowly but inexorably, it draws the attention of beings from beyond Earth’s shoals—beings of unfathomable power and evil from the unknown reaches of. . .The Strange.

 

 

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THE STRANGE RPG: PLAYER’S GUIDE
Create characters, explore the setting, and learn how to play—or just have a handy second set of rules at the gaming table—with this inexpensive player’s alternative to the The Strange corebook. It’s perfect for getting a taste of the game, having an extra rules and setting reference on hand at the gaming table, or for game masters to hand to new players. The Player’s Guide is a fantastic, ready resource for anyone playing The Strange, and a wonderful introduction and teaching tool for the game.

 

 

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WALKING DEAD: “DON’T LOOK BACK” DICE GAME
In The Walking Dead “Don’t Look Back” Dice Game, you play as one of four survivors from the television show: Rick, Daryl, Michonne, and Carl. Each character has a unique special ability that helps them survive and score the most Walker kills.

The game also features four important locations from the series, and you need to kill walkers to prevent your location from being overrun. Each location offers different strategies for wide-ranging game experiences, and by varying the number of locations in the game, you can adjust the game length from 15 to 45 minutes. This is a competitive dice game.

 

 

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MARVEL HEROCLIX: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 5PC BOOSTERS & INHUMANS – FAST FORCES
Blasting into the HeroClix arena with over 80 new, out-of-this-world figures, Marvel HeroClix – Guardians of the Galaxy introduces fan-favorite Guardians from all eras, as well as the most fearsome foes! The Badoon, the Kree, Dire Wraiths, and more fight for domination of the universe – that is if the Guardians of the Galaxy can’t stop them first!

 

 

FIREFLYRPG

FIREFLY RPG
FIREFLY puts you right in the middle of the action of the wildly popular television series, outrunning Alliance cruisers and trading bullets with fearsome bounty hunters, folk who want what you have or want to put out the light of hope that you represent. This game uses a freewheelin’ version of the award-winning Cortex Plus System to bring the ‘Verse to life at your table or online, including extensive rules and guidelines for creating a crew and resolving dramatic action. Also included are ship plans, system charts, an episode guide and more.

 

 

Rock n Rave 2-Player Set

MY LITTLE PONY CCG: ROCK N RAVE 2-PLAYER STARTER
2-Player fun right out of the box! The Rock N Rave 2-Player Starter Set
introduces two all-new deck themes, giving players their very
first chance to choose DJ Pon-3 or Maud Pie as their Mane Character! Rock
N Rave also includes 12 additional brand new cards, featuring never
before seen Friends, Events, and Troublemakers! This set strikes just the right
note with fan favorites, including appearances by Octavia, Berry Punch, and
more. Let’s get this party started!

 

 

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Toys / Collectables
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GPAILKIDS

TOPPS 2014 CHROME GARBAGE PAIL KIDS T/C BOX
TOPPS COMPANY

Garbage Pail Kids Chrome combines cool throwbacks and modern technology to bring the characters to life! The Garbage Pail Kids Chrome Original Series 2 has 214 chrome cards to collect, including 84 Original Series 2 characters, 26 returning character, 84 Chrome Concept Sketches by original artists, and 20 C-Name short prints. Plus, there are Standard Refractors, Prism Refractors (numbered to 199), Black Refractors (numbered to 99), Gold Refractors (numbered to 50), and Superfractors (numbered to 1). There are also Artist Autograph Parallels, Redemption Cards, and Base Card Printing Plates. 4 cards per pack, 24 packs per box.

STARFIRE

DC COMICS NEW 52 STARFIRE AF
DC COMICS

From the designs seen in DC Comics RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS, come the next wave of action figures from DC Collectibles. Renegade ex-Robin Jason Todd, exiled Tamaranian princess Starfire and disavowed Green Arrow protege Roy Harper all unite to take on whatever this or any other planet has to throw at them.
ARSENAL – 6.75″
STARFIRE – 6.6″
RED HOOD – 6.75″

 

 

 

GODZILLA

 

GODZILLA CLASSIC 1989 VINYL BUST BANK
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC

A Diamond Select Release! Is he monster, or hero, or both? This 10-inch bank of the city-destroying and alien-fighting lizard called Godzilla is based on his appearance in the 1989 movie Godzilla vs. Biollante! Cast in sturdy vinyl, the bank features a coin slot in his back, as well as an access door in the base. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios!

TIEFIGHTER
SW TIE FIGHTER BOTTLE OPENER
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC

A Diamond Select Toys Release! This bottle opener is right on your tail! Bottled beverages won’t stand a chance against this solid metal bottle opener based on the Empire’s tactical TIE Advanced x1 fighter! It measures 4 inches long, has magnets on the back and opens any bottle cap with ease. It’s also highly maneuverable and can travel long distances – leave it on the fridge, or take it on a mission to your next party! Comes packaged in a collector’s case with a full-color wrap.

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More GUARDIANS — you’re welcome! Newsletter 8/8/14

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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE PART 2!!!

The Guardians sequel may not be released until July 28th of 2017, but your friends at Emerald City CAN’T WAIT that long, so we’re creating our OWN sequel! Last Wednesday’s Give-away and Raffle was SO successful, we’ve decided to do it AGAIN – with ALL-NEW PRIZES!!!

The FIRST 23 guests at 11am – and again at 7pm – on Wednesday, August 13th, will receive a Guardians of the Galaxy retro “cassette tape” poster AND a Guardians Emblem Sticker!!!

PLUS…

ALL GUESTS can enter our WEDNESDAY-ONLY RAFFLE for a chance to win one of two Rocket Raccoon 15″ plush toys that are so “dangerous,” yet so adorable, we DOUBLE-DOG DARE YOU not to give him a hug!!! This item is NOT EVEN AVAILABLE IN OUR STORE, so you’ll definitely want to get in on this one!!!

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And don’t forget to come to EC THIS SATURDAY (August 9th) for our ALL-DAY / ALL AGES GROOT’S TREASURE HUNT with Groot, Rocket, Gamora, Drax and Star-Lord (scheduled to appear from Noon-2pm and 4-6pm) for your chance to win back issue bucks, gaming tokens, $5 wood coins, EC Gift Certificates, & MORE!!!

Again, the raffle drawing is THIS WEDNESDAY ONLY and the winning ballots will be drawn on Friday, August 15th at 11am. Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number or email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER!
(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.)

IT’S TURTLE TIME WITH T.M. POWELL & EC!!!

Tune in to The CW’s “44 On the Town” Sunday the 10th at 11am on Channel 44, to hear Media Critic T.M. Powell’s review of Michael Bay’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”! Will it win the race, or slow down to a crawl at the box office?

Tune in to find out and hear the latest from Emerald City, too!!!

EMERALD CITY HAS REACHED 3,000 “LIKES” ON FACEBOOK!!!

We are proud to announce that we have received 3,000 “Likes” on Facebook — which is more than double the amount of “Likes” we had back in April!!!

Thank you SO MUCH for making Emerald City a part of your Facebook experience! We truly appreciate being able to interact with you, get your feedback, answer your questions, and let you know about new products and events!

As promised, we will start offering Facebook-exclusive deals, promotions, and announcements next week to reward your loyalty to us!!!

Thanks again! We “Like” YOU, too!!!

BRING YOUR POP! VINYLS TO WORK WEEK!!!
August 17-23

POP! VINYLS have taken over Emerald City!!! So, why not your office, den, school room, car or media center, too?

Take part in our Bring Your Pop! Vinyls to Work Week contest!

Here’s how it works:
1. Bring your Pop! Vinyls to work (obvs!), or school, or home, or anywhere you can imagine! (Don’t have any? We can totally solve that problem!)
2. Take a picture of it (or them) and post it to our Emerald City Comics Facebook page between August 17-23 (be sure to tag yourself so that your friends can see and vote)!
3. The most “likes” per category (see below) will be the winner!!! (You can label your category in your post, if you’d like.)

There will be four winners total (1 for each category), and each winner will receive a $25 Emerald City Gift Certificate (which you can then use for even more Pop! Vinyls, if you’d like, of course)!

You can win in one of four categories:
Most Creative
Funniest
Best Group Shot
Best Display

The winners will be announced on Monday, August 25th!!

Pop in to EC and grab your Pop! Vinyls today!!! We can’t wait to see your submissions!!! Good Luck!!!

 

 

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Comics
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Click here for new releases!

 

 

 

Featured Comic Books:

 

steven

STEVEN UNIVERSE #1
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Jeremy Sorese & Various (A) Coleman Engle & Various (CA) Bridget Underwood, Andrea Fernandez
WHY WE LOVE IT: STEVEN UNIVERSE™ is a show that captured our hearts almost  immediately. We’ve been fans of Rebecca Sugar’s from her work on ADVENTURE TIME for years and as the first lady to run her own show at Cartoon Network, we couldn’t wait to collaborate with her!
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: A comic about a boy and his friends living in a small beach community, who just happens to have magical powers and fight monsters on the side?! Fans of ADVENTURE TIME and Sailor Moon are gonna dig this series presented in a zine-like format of mini-comics, recipes, games, and more!
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Steven really wants to enter the annual Beach City Bike Race but  everyone else is a little worried. Steven just makes the cut-off  for age, which means the other bikers will be a lot older than him. Connie agrees to help Steven the old-fashioned way through good ol’ exercise but Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl have other plans…

 

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TERMINAL HERO #1 (MR)
D. E.
(W) Peter Milligan (A) Piotr Kowalski (CA) Jae Lee
With Shade: The Changing Man, X-Statix, Doop and of course Hellblazer under his belt, Peter Milligan is now taking on Terminal Hero! Rory Fletcher is a good man. The problem is, he’s dying of an inoperable brain tumor. And then his best friend introduces him to the mysterious Treatment Q. This strange and forbidden therapy might just save Rory’s life. But its nightmarish side effects could make him question just how good he really is, and just how much he really does want to live.

 

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HOWTOONS REIGNITION #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Fred Van (A/CA) Tom Fowler, Jordie Bellaire
The awe-inspiring, adventureloving, science-doing series co-created by EAST OF WEST’s
NICK DRAGOTTA returns with an all-new story from superstar creators FRED VAN LENTE,
TOM FOWLER, and JORDIE BELLAIRE! Tuck and Celine’s parents put their family in suspended animation to ride out the ecological apocalypse-but when the kids wake up to find
Mom & Dad are gone, they have to make their way across a brave and terrifying new world to find the ‘rents…using only their Howtoons projects to survive!

 

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IMPERIAL #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Steven T. Seagle (A/CA) Marc Dos
Mark is two weeks out from making the biggest decision of his life. But which big decision will it be? Taking the ring of the woman of his dreams and becoming a married man? Or taking the crown of the world’s only superhero and becoming the next Imperial? STEVEN T. SEAGLE (THE RED DIARY/ THE RE[A]D DIARY, Genius, it’s a bird…) teams with MARK DOS SANTOS  for a buddy book with commitment issues.

 

 

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SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #32 EOSV
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Dan Slott, Christos N. Gage (A) Giuseppe Camuncoli, Adam Kubert (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN KICKS OFF THE EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE!
•  Extra-sized monumental issue, including a story drawn by living legend ADAM KUBERT (ORIGIN 2, AVX)!
•  How is the Superior Spider-Man still around? Where is he? What is he doing? The road to SPIDER-VERSE STARTS HERE!

 

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

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BUNKER TP VOL 01 (MR)
ONI PRESS INC.
(W) Joshua Hale Fialkov (A/CA) Joe Infurnari
On their way to bury a time capsule, five friends – Grady, Heidi, Natasha, Daniel, and Billy – uncover a metal bunker buried deep in the woods. Inside, they find letters addressed to each of them… from their future selves. Told they will destroy the world in the very near future, the friends find, over the next few days, growing further and further apart. Though they’ve been warned against making the wrong choices, how do they know what the right ones are? Can the future really be changed, or will an even darker fate engulf the world?
Collects the first four issues of the ongoing series.

 

elfquest

COMPLETE ELFQUEST TP VOL 01 ORIGINAL QUEST (C: 0-1-2)
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Wendy Pini, Richard Pini (A/CA) Wendy Pini
Discover the legendary ElfQuest! Chief Cutter and the Wolfriders are driven from their forest home by threat of annihilation. As they wander an ever-changing landscape in search of a new home, they are confronted by fearful and vengeful humans, power-hungry trolls, and other mysterious elfin tribes. Alliances are forged, enemies discovered, and savage battles fought in this epic fantasy adventure! Collects ElfQuest #1-#20.
o The entire Original Quest in stunning black and white, under one cover!
o Winner of the Golden Pen Award from the Young Adult Advisory Committee!
o A value-priced 720-page collection!
o Celebrate 35 years of ElfQuest!

 

fury

FURY MAX HC MY WAR GONE BY
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Garth Ennis (A) Goran Parlov (CA) Dave Johnson
Colonel Nick Fury, veteran CIA operative, has been at war for a lifetime. Now he sits alone in a dank hotel room, coughing his confession into a tape recorder, laying out a legacy of carnage stretching back to World War II. Because when that war ended, another one began – and Fury sought it out, regardless of the cost to those who loved him, including loyal George Hatherly, congressman Pug McCuskey and the beautiful Shirley DeFabio. From Indochina to Cuba, Vietnam to Nicaragua, Fury battled across the decades, encountering young Marine sniper Frank Castle and the nightmarish Barracuda – his constant lust for combat blinding him to all other concerns. But the end is coming. The debt is long past due. And Fury’s true legacy will soon be written in blood for all to see. Collecting FURY MAX #1-13.

thanos
THANOS INFINITY REVELATION OGN HC
MARVEL COMICS
(W/A/CA) Jim Starlin
There is an imbalance in the universe. And since his latest return from oblivion, Thanos himself feels…incomplete. Now, the so-called Mad Titan would put both wrongs right. The revelatory waters of the Infinity Well lead Thanos on a new quest, with a once-sworn enemy at his side. A crusade that will bring confrontation with the Silver Surfer and the galaxy’s mightiest heroes, the Annihilators. An odyssey that will change everything. Cosmic maestro Jim Starlin returns to his signature character in a tale of death and rebirth that will transform the Marvel Universe once more!

 

 

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Back Issues / Vintage Comics
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EC has just acquired the first appearances of Rocket Raccoon (Marvel Preview #7) and Star-Lord (Marvel Preview #4)!!!

We got some Walking Dead back issues in this week. Most of those are about $5 a copy but we got a #53 which is the first appearance of Abraham for $75 and a #92 which is the first appearance of Paul Munroe a.k.a Jesus for $50.

We also just got a bunch of Deadpool 2007 series issues for $5 a piece. Those won’t last long.

We’ve also procured a few early issues of Chew which we’ve never had before. Most of those are $5 a piece as well.

 

 

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Games
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MARVEL HEROCLIX: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY GRAVITY FEED
Featuring 10 figures with flat rarity and all-new dial designs, The Marvel HeroClix: Guardians of the Galaxy primer gravity feed is an excellent addition to your HeroClix collection. Each single-figure foil pack contains one HeroClix figure and character card!

The heroic Guardians of the Galaxy protect the universe from threats like the
Badoon, the Kree and more!

 

 

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POKEMON TCG: XY FURIOUS FISTS
Trainers, step in the ring and fire up your ferocity for the Pokémon TCG: XY—Furious Fists expansion! Brace yourselves for a grand tournament unlike any before with Mega Lucario-EX and Mega Heracross-EX! And, as the competition intensifies, a host of Pokémon appear for the first time in the Pokémon TCG—each one eager to prove itself as a master of battle! With a team backed by brand-new Trainer cards to power up your Fighting-type Pokémon, your opponents will be left wondering what hit them!
Available in booster packs and theme decks!

 

 

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HEY, THAT’S MY FISH!
Hey, That’s My Fish! is an engaging, award-winning board game of strategic fish hunting, in which 2-4 players control determined penguins hungry for their next meal on a bustling Antarctic ice floe. Since Hey, That’s My Fish! was originally published in 2003, it has become widely popular as an engrossing and strategic board game for casual family and tactical play.

Hey, That’s My Fish! includes 60 hexagons to create your ice floe with new artwork renditions of fish, 1 rules sheet, and 16 newly sculpted colorful and animated penguin miniatures. Can you waddle your way to dinner? Secure the best fishing ground with Hey, That’s My Fish!

 

 

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DC COMICS DECK BUILDING GAME: CRISIS EXPANSION
Nobody said it was going to be easy!

The DC Universe is in peril! In the DC Comics Deck-building Game Crisis Expansion, you will face some of the most epic challenges, events, and destructive forces in the history of comic-dom. But this time, you won’t be going in alone! The Crisis Expansion introduces co-operative gameplay and “Impossible Mode” for fans of the popular and critically acclaimed deck-building game. If you thought things were rough before, you ain’t seen nothing yet!

The Crisis cards are for co-operative play only. Players must team-up to overcome these challenging events. The gameplay you thought you knew will never be the same when these ongoing terrors hit the table. Work together to defeat all of the Super-Villains before time runs out! The eight original Super Heroes and 12 original Super-Villains from the first set have been reimagined for the ultimate co-operative showdown. Crisis mode uses eight team-themed Super Heroes, Impossible Super-Villains, and a set of 15 Crisis cards, though not all of them are used every game, so you never know what might come up next.

However, if you prefer to keep your deck-building competitive, there is a new set of SIX all-new Super Heroes and a slew of new main deck cards to keep your games as hard-fought as ever! Play Impossible Mode to make competitive play even more hard-core. Impossible Mode Super-Villains are much tougher than their lesser counterparts. You’ll beg for mercy when you are subjected to their new First Appearance Attacks, and marvel at the rewards you reap for defeating them… which is not easy!

 

 

STARREALMS
STAR REALMS – RESTOCK!
Star Realms is a spaceship combat deckbuilding game designed by Magic Pro Tour Champions and Hall of Famers Darwin Kastle and Rob Dougherty (developer and cofounder of the Ascension Deckbuilding Game).

The game offers all the thrills of traditional trading card game style combat, combined with the fun of a deckbuilding game. Play powerful ships, destroy enemy bases or blast your opponent directly on your way to victory!

 

 

 

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Toys / Collectables
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SWBLACK

STAR WARS BLACK 6-IN AF
HASBRO TOY GROUP

In 2013, Hasbro took collectible Star Wars action figures to the next level with the introduction of the 6-inch Black Series action figure line! This exceptional collection of figures features incredibly accurate design and a high level of articulation of the greatest characters from the Star Wars universe. New figures in 2014 include Boba Fett, Anakin Skywalker (Episode III), Stormtrooper (Episode IV), and the Clone Trooper (Episode II). Window box packaging.

 

 

ORION

DC COMICS NEW 52 ORION WITH ASTRO HARNESS AF
DC COMICS

ORION – 6.75″
VISOR FLIPS UP!
The son of Darkseid and the champion of New Genesis, the New God Orion bursts from the comic pages with the help of his astro-harness and into your home with this action figure based on his appearances in WONDER WOMAN!

 

 

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AVENGERS INFINITE SERIES 3-3/4 IN AF
HASBRO TOY GROUP

Marvel Comics’ Avengers are ready for action with Hasbro’s new 3 3/4″ Avengers Infinite Series Action Figures! These figures feature extensive articulation and detailing, and they come with accessories ready for battle! Figures include Platinum Hulk, Platinum Wonder Man, Death’s Head, Rocket Raccoon and Groot, Drax, and Star-Lord. Blister card packaging.

 

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REACTION FIREFLY MALCOLM REYNOLDS, JAYNE COBB FIG
FUNKO
The captain and crew of the good ship Serenity come to life as classically styled, 3-3/4″ action figures from ReAction Retro Action Figures from Super7 and Funko! Malcolm Reynolds, Jayne Cobb, Kaylee Frye, Zoe Washburne and Hoban “Wash” Washburne each come with five points of articulation and character-appropriate accessories! Blister card packaging.

 

 

 

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Guardians of the Galaxy! Newsletter 8/1/14

Always check our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/emeraldcitycomics for the latest news and updates!

 

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JOIN OUR TEAM @ EC!!!

Emerald City is looking for a friendly, knowledgeable, flexible person to join our team as a Sales & Service Specialist! (It’s WAY better than the job Wonder Woman landed…!)

Our Specialists provide world-class support for our guests, assisting them with their every need!

If you have what it takes to be an EC team member, pick up an application at our front register the next time you’re in the store!

 

 

EMERALD CITY IS ALMOST AT 3,000 “LIKES” ON FACEBOOK — AND WHEN WE GET THERE, YOU’RE GOING TO LOVE IT!!!!

www.facebook.com/emeraldcitycomics

We’re almost at an amazing 3,000 “Likes,” which is more than DOUBLE the amount we had 6 months ago!!!

THANK YOU, our EC friends and family, for making that happen! We appreciate your support!

And to prove it, when we get to 3,000 “Likes,” we will share the celebration with you! You’ll find special Facebook-only deals and surprises – just for being a loyal Emerald City Facebook follower!!!

So, please help spread the word! Get your friends, family, coworkers, sidekicks, arch enemies, frienemies and even your sweet Aunt Petunia to “Like” our page! It’ll REALLY pay off for YOU!!!

 

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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE
Wednesday, August 6 from 11 am to 9 pm

To get you even MORE excited about the Guardians event on Saturday, August 9th, come to EC on Wednesday, August 6th for a raffle AND a FREE gift!

The first 100 guests at 11am AND at 7pm will receive their choice of the 2014 Free Comic Book Day Rocket Raccoon or Guardians of the Galaxy comic … both with a 10% OFF @ EC COUPON!!!

While you’re here, enter our 1-day-only raffle!!!

THREE lucky winners will receive a free copy of the New York Times Best Seller,
Marvel Now! Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 paperback (a $19.99 value)!!!

The drawing will be Friday, August 8th at 11am. Winners do not need to be present.
No purchase is necessary.

 

 

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY CELEBRATION
Saturday, August 9 from 11:00am – 9:00pm

Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” is already destined to be a major box-office smash, so after you see it in theaters on August 1st, join us at Emerald City on Saturday, August 9th for our Guardians of the Galaxy celebration!!!

See Groot, Drax, Gamora and Starlord
LIVE, IN-PERSON from Noon-2pm and 4-6pm*!!!
*These are local actors, not the cast from the feature film. Scheduled to appear. Subject to change without notice. Please contact EC or check our Facebook page for updates.

Join us ALL DAY for…

Groot’s Treasure Hunt!!!

Help Groot look throughout the store for a Guardians of the Galaxy sticker, and then show it to us to plunder for hidden treasure**!
(**1 treasure item per person, please. While supplies last.)

The treasure will be in the form of our EC wooden tokens (of course, they’re REAL WOOD; this is GROOT we’re talking about), which means you’ll be plundering for back issue bucks, gaming tokens, lots of $5 tokens, and EC Gift Certificates!!!

This is an activity for ALL AGES!!! Everyone from little kids to full-grown adults can play!!!

 

 

MID-PINELLAS COMIC CON AND MAKER CON
Saturday, August 9 from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Seminole Community Library at SPC
9200 113th St N, Seminole, Florida 33772

A free, non-profit event with great features! Nothing will be sold, but exhibitors will have cool demos, presentations, games and goodies! You don’t need money to have a good time at MPCCon!

Free for Comic, anime, horror fans! Costume contests! Gaming tournaments!

Meet Spider-Man, The Real Tampa Bay Ghostbusters, and Star Wars troops of the The 501st Legion!

DC Comics’ Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner of “Harley Quinn”!

Panels on Doctor Who, Cosplay, Horror Entertainment, and more! PLUS food trucks!

 

 

EC’S LATEST CONTEST IS HERE… AND IT’S ALL ABOUT POP! VINYLS!!!
(contest begins Sunday, August 17th)

POP! VINYLS have taken over Emerald City!!! So, why not your office, den, school room, car or media center, too?

Take part in our Bring Your Pop! Vinyls to Work Week contest!

Here’s how it works:
1. Bring your Pop! Vinyls to work (obvs!), or school, or home, or anywhere you can imagine! (Don’t have any? We can totally solve that problem!)
2. Take a picture of it (or them) and post it to our Emerald City Comics Facebook page between August 17-23 (be sure to tag yourself so that your friends can see and vote)!
3. The most “likes” per category (see below) will be the winner!!! (You can label your category in your post, if you’d like.)

There will be four winners total (1 for each category), and each winner will receive a $25 Emerald City Gift Certificate (which you can then use for even more Pop! Vinyls, if you’d like, of course)!

You can win in one of four categories:
Most Creative
Funniest
Best Group Shot
Best Display

The winners will be announced on Monday, August 25th!!

Pop in to EC and grab your Pop! Vinyls today!!! We can’t wait to see your submissions!!! Good Luck!!!

 

 

GAMING / EVENTS SCHEDULE

Find out more at www.emeraldcitycomics.com/events

Fri Aug 1         5:00pm – 9:00pm
Heroclix Casual Play

Sat Aug 2         5:00pm – 9:00pm
EC! Board Game Night

Sun Aug 3         4:00pm – 6:00pm
Pokemon League (youth)

Wed Aug 6         11:00am – 9:00pm
Guardians of the Galaxy give-away & raffle

Thu Aug 7         6:00pm – 9:00pm
EC! Living Card Game Night

Fri Aug 8         5:00pm – 9:00pm
Heroclix Casual Play

Sat Aug 9         10:00am – 5:00pm
Mid-Pinellas Comic Con – 9200 113th St N, Seminole, FL 33772, USA

Sat Aug 9   11:00am – 9:00pm
Guardians of the Galaxy Celebration

Sun Aug 10    4:00pm – 6:00pm
Pokemon League (youth)

Tue Aug 12    7:00pm – 11:00pm
Pathfinder Society of Florida Bi-Weekly Session

Thu Aug 14    6:00pm – 9:00pm
EC! Living Card Game Night

Fri Aug 15    7:00pm – 10:30pm
DC HeroClix: War of Light Month Two

Sat Aug 16    5:00pm – 9:00pm
EC! Board Game Night

Sun Aug 17 – 22         All day
“Bring your POP! VINYLS to work” week!

Sun Aug 17  4:00pm – 6:00pm
Pokemon League (youth)

Thu Aug 21    6:00pm – 9:00pm
[Events Room closed for private meeting]

Fri Aug 22     5:00pm – 9:00pm
Heroclix Casual Play

 

 

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Featured Comic Books:

 

 

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LOW #1 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Greg Tocchini
In the far distant future, the sun’s premature expansion has irradiated Earth, sending humanity to the lowest depths of the seas, hidden within radiation-shielded cities, while probes scour the universe for inhabitable worlds to relocate to. After tens of thousands of years, a single probe returns, crashing on Earth’s surface, a now-alien place no human has seen for many millennia.
Frequent collaborators RICK REMENDER (BLACK SCIENCE, Uncanny Avengers) and GREG TOCCHINI (Last Days of American Crime, Uncanny X-Force) dive into an aquatic sci-fi/fantasy tale following two teams from the last remaining cities undersea as they race to the most unexpected alien world of all-the surface of Earth.
Special introductory issue features 30 full pages of painted art!

 

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100TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL  GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Andy Lanning (A) Gustavo Duarte (CA) David Lopez
Just in time for the release of their SEVENTH epic motion picture, the Guardians of the Galaxy are celebrating their 100th Anniversary…by taking on the THE SILVER GALACTUS!

 

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HUGH HOWEYS WOOL #1
CRYPTOZOIC ENTERTAINMENT
(W) Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray (A) Jimmy Broxton (CA) Darwyn Cooke, Jimmy Broxton
The New York Times-bestselling science-fiction novel by Hugh Howey is now told as a six-part graphic novel. This is the story of mankind clawing for survival, of mankind on the edge. The world outside has grown unkind, the view of it limited, talk of it forbidden. But there are always those who hope, who dream. These are the dangerous people, the residents who infect others with their optimism. Their punishment is simple. They are given the very thing they profess to want: They are allowed outside.

 

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BODIES #1 (OF 8) (MR)
DC COMICS
(W) Si Spencer (A) Dean Ormston & Various (CA) Fiona Stephenson
VERTIGO brings you the miniseries of the summer, with four detectives, four time periods, and four dead bodies – all set in London. Edmond Hillinghead is an 1890s overachiever who’s trying to solve a murder no one cares about while hiding his own secret. Karl Whiteman is our dashing 1940s adventurer with a shocking past. Shahara Hasan is 2014′s kickass female Detective Sergeant, who walks the line between religion and power. And Maplewood, an amnesiac from post-apocalyptic 2050, brings a haunting perspective to it all. Si Spencer (HELLBLAZER: CITY OF DEMONS, THE VINYL UNDERGROUND) executes a centuries-spanning murder mystery like nothing you’ve ever seen before, with four sensational artists illustrating a six-page chapter in each issue: Dean Ormston, Phil Winslade, Meghan Hetrick and Tula Lotay.

 

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VERTIGO QUARTERLY #1 MAGENTA (MR)
DC COMICS
(W) Peter Milligan & Various (A) Nathan Fox & Various
The summer issue of the Vertigo Quarterly is here! It’s MAGENTA, the hot pink sky in your sweltering summer, bringing together comics’ most talented writers and artists – both established and new – for an anthology only VERTIGO could deliver.

 

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GEORGE RR MARTIN IN THE HOUSE O/T WORM #1 (MR)
AVATAR PRESS INC
(W) George R. R. Martin, John Jos Miller (A/CA) Ivan Rodriguez
The biggest name in fiction, GEORGE RR MARTIN, opens his story vault as we adapt a tale of dark fantasy to comics for the first time with In The House of the Worm.  Beneath a ruined city on a forgotten planet lies a world of plots and revenge.  When Annelyn is embarrassed in front of his noble friends by the Meatbringer, he sets forth a devious plan that is meant to gain vengeance.  But the terrible truth of the dire White Worm turns his ploy into folly in terrible fashion.  Join a master storyteller as he spins a uniquely mysterious tale and reveals new worlds of wonder and horror.  Available with Regular, Wraparound,  Regal Incentive covers by  series artist Ivan Rodriguez and a painted cover by Michael Dipascale.

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

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WRAITH WELCOME TO CHRISTMASLAND HC
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Joe Hill (A) Charles Paul Wilson (CA) Gabriel Rodriguez
Joe Hill’s New York Times bestselling novel, NOS4A2, introduced readers to the terrifying funhouse world of Christmasland and the mad man who rules there: Charlie Talent Manx III. Now, in an original new comic miniseries, Hill throws wide the candy cane gates to tell a standalone story that is at once both accessible to new readers and sure to delight fans of the book.

 

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LAZARUS TP VOL 02 LIFT (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Greg Rucka (A) Michael Lark (CA) Owen Freeman
The second story arc in the New York Times bestselling series. Forever uncovers rebellion brewing in LA, and the Barrets, a family of “Waste,” undertake a 500-mile journey to Denver in the hope that one of their family will be noticed by the Carlyles and “lifted” to Serf status.

 

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ALL NEW INVADERS TP VOL 01 GODS AND SOLDIERS
MARVEL COMICS
(W) James Robinson (A) Steve Pugh (CA) Mukesh Singh
The Kree Empire intends to conquer the universe using an army of Norse Gods! Now, four heroes united by their past – Captain America, Namor, the original Human Torch and the Winter Soldier – must wage an alien war to save Earth! The Invaders face the Kree’s ultimate hunter, Tanalth the Pursuer, and take the fight straight to the Kree homeworld and the Supreme Intelligence – but can even they stand against the relentless assault of Kree-controlled gods? Plus: How does Aarkus, the original Vision, figure in? And how does the Kree threat relate to a secret Invaders mission from decades ago? Eisner Award winner James Robinson (Starman, Earth 2) unites with Steve Pugh (GENERATION X, Animal Man) to create a unique, modern-day take on the Invaders! Collecting ALL-NEW INVADERS #1-5 and material from ALL-NEW MARVEL NOW! POINT ONE #1.

 

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LETTER 44 TP VOL 01 ESCAPE VELOCITY
ONI PRESS INC.
(W) Charles Soule (A/CA) Alberto Alburquerque
On Inauguration Day, newly elected President Stephen Blades hoped to tackle the most critical issues facing the nation: war, the economy, and a failing health care system. But in a letter penned by the outgoing President, Blades learns the truth that redefines “critical”: seven years ago, NASA discovered alien presence in the asteroid belt, and kept it a secret from the world. A stealth mission crewed by nine astronauts was sent to make contact, and they’re getting close-assuming they survive the long journey to reach their destination.
Today, President-elect Blades has become the most powerful man on the planet. This planet.

 

 

 

 

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Back Issues / Vintage Comics
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All right, let’s see what we have here … we’ve got a set of Batman The Dark Knight Returns back in. They’re all first prints, they’re $90 for the set of four, they’re awesome.

We’ve also just received a copy of Next Men #21. That’s the first full apperance of Hellboy and it’s a very fine- (7.5) for $35.

On the Marvel side we’ve got Marvel Premiere #15, the first appearance of Iron Fist. That one’s a very fine/very fine+ and it’s $200.

We also have a Deadpool 1997 series #1 in very fine- (7.5) for $40.

I doubt we’ll have any of these books for very long, so come get ‘em before someone else buys YOUR comics!

 

 

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KAOSBALL: THE FANTASY SPORT OF TOTAL DOMINATION

Kaosball is a new kind of fantasy sports game, combining rugby-style passing finesse and first person shooter domination-style scoring. The result is a tense game of skill, bluffing, luck, and lethal brutality like you’ve never played before!

Brought to you by acclaimed designer Eric M. Lang, Kaosball uses exciting card-based play mechanisms to put players in the role of a coach, managing their unique, game-altering team from scrimmage to sudden death period to outscore their opponents. Players need to balance scoring and killing their opponents, using powerful cheating effects all the while – as long as you have the money to pay off the ref. No two matches will play the same!

Kaosball includes multiple modes of play: traditional head-to-head, partnerships-based alliances, and “Maximum Kaos” three- or four-player mode; 30-60 exhibition games complete with a pregame draft for ringers and team upgrades; and league play with up to eight players and upgrades that stay in place from game to game, creating a unique sense of progression.

 

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MUNCHKIN LEGENDS 2: FAUN AND GAMES

Munchkin Legends 2: Faun and Games is a 56-card expansion for Munchkin Legends (and other Munchkin games) that introduces a new race — the Faun — as well as more jokes and puns based on figures from mythology and history. You can use the “Spear of Destiny” to fight “J.R.R. Trollkin” or fend off the “Wendigo” with your “Hell Toupee”.

 

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PIXEL TACTICS 3

Pixel Tactics 3 can be played as a standalone game or used to expand previous Pixel Tactics games. It also comes with new play modes such as Epic Constructed (60-card decks), Cube Draft, and more that you can access by combining all three Pixel Tactics games (plus any mini-expansions)! Pixel Tactics 3 contains 25 new heroes including:

Gerard Matranga / Mercenary – Ignore wave restrictions on attacking!
Alice Zero / Failsafe – Who allows you to switch leaders mid-game!
Arret Draamivaar / Dispatcher – Recruit up to 14 heroes at once!
Cherri Seneca / Dreamseer – Drawing cards is a free action for you!
Udstad / Golem – Forces your opponents to flee in terror!

Pixel Tactics 3 is a head-to-head game of tactical combat for two players. Each player has an identical deck of 25 cards, from which they draft a leader. The leader’s abilities alter vastly the strategy and playability of every other card in the deck, making the game playable in 25 different ways.

 

 

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BATTLE PACK 3: MONSTER LEAGUE

Meet the latest booster set in the Battle Pack Series, the all-new Battle Pack 3: Monster League!

Designed for booster draft or sealed pack play, Monster League brings together a ton of surprising Monsters, Spells, and Traps to challenge your drafting, deck-building, and Dueling skills in a brand new way.

Monster League breaks new ground with two new features not seen in previous Battle Packs:
*Monster League includes 10 new battle-oriented cards designed for sealed & draft play (and 100% legal for constructed play, too!)
*Monster League has a SPECIAL TOURNAMENT RULE (also usable in casual play at home).

Also available in a Sealed Play Battle Kit!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Toys / Collectables
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THOR SIXTH SCALE FIGURE
HOT TOYS

Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are proud to present the Thor Sixth Scale Collectible Figure in celebration of the highly anticipated film Thor: The Dark World! The movie-accurate collectible is specially crafted on the image of Chris Hemsworth as the mighty son of Asgard and features a newly developed head sculpt, muscular body, highly detailed costume, weapon, and accessories.

 

 

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INJUSTICE BATMAN VS JOKER 2 PACK AF
DC COMICS

The Dark Knight faces off against his greatest adversary with this special action figure 2-pack of Batman and The Joker based on their designs from the best-selling video game Injustice: Gods Among Us.

 

 

 

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SIN CITY SELECT PX NANCY, MARV, HARTIGAN AF
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC

A Diamond Select Toys release! Walk down the right back alley in Sin City and you can find anything, but you don’t need to live in Sin City to get high-quality Select action figures of the movie’s main cast! The first series of 7-inch-scale, fully poseable figures from DST includes Marv, Hartigan and Nancy, all based on their appearances in the 2005 feature film. Each figure comes packaged with a deluxe display base and accessories in the famous Select display packaging, complete with spine reference artwork. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean!

 

 

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DC COMICS NEW 52 POWERGIRL & HUNTRESS AF 2 PACK
DC COMICS

The Worlds’ Finest team of Earth 2 burst from the pages of their comic book series and onto your display case with these articulated action figures based on the designs from their monthly series.
POWERGIRL – 6.75″
HUNTRESS – 6.75″

 

 

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25% OFF SALE on Batman!!! Newsletter 7/25/14

THIS SATURDAY – 25% OFF BATMAN SALE!!! BATMAN, NIGHTWING, BATWOMAN – LIVE IN PERSON!!!

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Join us this Saturday, July 26th and meet Batman, Nightwing, and Batwoman LIVE, IN-PERSON from Noon – 2PM and 4-6PM*!!! (Batwoman Noon – 2pm only.)

Plus, Batman stickers** and a Facebook coloring contest for kids!!!

BUT WAIT… THERE’S STILL MORE!!!

ALL DAY Saturday, July 26th, EC is having a SUPER-SECRET SALE – LIKE WE’VE NEVER DONE BEFORE!!!

Save 25% off on ALL BATMAN / BATMAN FAMILY ITEMS IN THE STORE!!! (Except Vintage and new comics.)

Save 25% on ANYTHING Batman – Paperbacks, back Issues, keychains, tshirts, toys, Batman ’66, models, pint glasses, coloring books, blind boxes, Hot Toys, chess pieces, you name it (as long as it’s not a vintage or new comic)!!!

It can be ANY Batman Family character – Joker, Harley, Nightwing, Penguin, Batwing, Huntress, Scarecrow, Batwoman, Robin, Other Robin, even the OTHER Robin!!!

Come in SATURDAY and SAVE!!!

EXTRA PARKING AVAILABLE NEXT DOOR @ MERCURY MEDICAL!!!

For tomorrow’s Batman Sale, our amazing next-door neighbors at Mercury Medical (11300 49th St.N.) are allowing our guests to park in their lot, which means there will be plenty of spacious parking – right next door!!! (Please help US be good neighbors by keeping their parking lot clean! Thanks!)

*Scheduled to appear; subject to change without notice. Contact EC or our Facebook page for updates
** While supplies last

 

 

WARMACHINE / HORDES STEAMROLLER EVENT

Come be part of Emerald City’s inaugural (at least for the new store) Warmachine & Hordes tournament!

50pt 2-List Divide and Conquer 1.

Entry fee of $10.

Run by St. Petersburg’s newest Press Ganger: Ryan McDermott!

Dice roll at noon!

 

 

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SIGNED AMANDA CONNER PRINTS – ONLY $25 @ EC!

That’s right! We have a variety of beautiful, full-color prints, hand-signed by everyone’s favorite artist, Amanda Conner!!! And, they’re at an unbelievable price – only $25!!!

These prints will not be around for long – especially with all the Harley Quinn, Power Girl, and Wonder Woman fans in our store!!!

You’ll find them at our front register area!

Come in and get yours today, while supplies last!!!

 

 

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Featured Comic Books:
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LIFE WITH ARCHIE COMIC #37
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
(W) Paul Kupperberg (A) Jack Morelli & Various (CA) Cliff Chiang
It’s been one year since the death of Archie that took place in Life With Archie #36 shook Riverdale to its very core. The residents of the most welcoming town in America, where the chocolate malts are always delicious and the neighbors are always smiling, gather together one last time for the closing ceremony of this groundbreaking series and a celebration of a Life with Archie.

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RAGNAROK #1
IDW PUBLISHING
(W/A/CA) Walter Simonson
Ragnarök…the Twilight of the Gods in Norse mythology…the destruction of the Nine Worlds.  And now, three hundred years later, the birth of vengeance.
Walter Simonson returns to comics in a BIG way with an all-new series… and doing what he does best!!
My wife and my children are dead. My brothers and sisters are dead.
My parents are dead. The Great Enemies still live.
But I swear on the shattered bones of my kinsmen… they will not live forever.
I shall become… the storm.
Walter Simonson is one of the most acclaimed and respected creators in comics. He has done defining runs on Thor, Manhunter, Star Slammers, Elric, Orion and more. Now, in his first creator-owned series in 20 years, he brings his tremendous artistic arsenal to a brand new world… the twilit world of Ragnarök!

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STORM #1 ANMN
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Greg Pak (A/CA) Victor Ibanez
Thief. Goddess. Headmistress. Queen. The X-Man called STORM has always defied a single title. And her desire to better the world has never been limited to only her own kind. On a mission to foster goodwill and safeguard the mutant race’s continued existence in her own way, Storm will travel the globe, confronting man and mutant, god and monster and everything inbetween. She will overthrow tyrants, quell tsunamis and strive to see her dream for the world realized. She is STORM, a hero like no other….and the skies will tremble at the sight of their namesake.

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BATMAN AND ROBIN #33 (ROBIN RISES)
DC COMICS
(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray (CA) Mick Gray, Patrick Gleason
“ROBIN RISES”! Picking up right where this month’s ROBIN RISES #1 left off, it’s Batman vs. the Justice League as the Dark Knight decides to follow the Chaos Shard back to its source: Apokolips!

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

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OVERSTREET COMIC BK PG HC VOL 44 BATMAN
GEMSTONE PUBLISHING
(W) Robert M. Overstreet (A) Various (CA) J. G. Jones
With back issues comics selling for prices ranging from pocket change up to seven-figure prices, understanding the marketplace has never been more important for buyers, sellers and collectors. Since 1970 The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide been the Bible for those looking to fully comprehend the back issue marketplace. In addition to the latest market reports, analysis, and prices, this year’s edition celebrates the 75th anniversary of Batman, takes a detailed look at rare Canadian comics, and inducts a new line-up of industry professionals into The Overstreet Hall of Fame. This edition offers a Batman cover by J.G. Jones!
ALSO AVAILABLE IN SOFTCOVER!

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DEADPOOL TP VOL 05 WEDDING OF DEADPOOL
MARVEL COMICS
(W/A) Various (CA) Scott Koblish
The day you never dreamed would come has finally arrived: Deadpool is getting married! But to whom?! Tune in to find out as Deadpool and his mysterious bride tie the knot! And to celebrate this magical occasion, we’ve rounded up every single writer who ever penned Wade’s series to contribute new stories! But when Deadpool and his bride honeymoon in Japan, will married life agree with our mouthy merc? Or will he start doing the “take my wife, please” joke all the time? Plus: another Deadpool flashback tale, as Wade travels to the 1950s to save Nick Fury from the menace of – time-traveling Hitler! And Madcap teams up (sort of) with Deadpool to answer the burning question. “Whatever happened to the white caption boxes?” Featuring Thor, Daredevil, Luke Cage and more! Collecting DEADPOOL (2012) #26-28 and DEADPOOL ANNUAL (2013) #1.

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STAR WARS LUCAS DRAFT TP
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) J. W. Rinzler (A) Mike Mayhew (CA) Nick Runge
Before Star Wars, there was The Star Wars! This
is the official adaptation of George Lucas’s roughdraft
screenplay for what would become Star
Wars-the film that changed motion pictures and
the world. You’ll see familiar characters and places-
but not all is the same in this long-ago and faraway
galaxy. Still, strap yourself in for high adventure and
lazersword duels, Jedi Knights, Princess Leia, Han
Solo, and a battle to defeat the evil Empire!
ALSO AVAILABLE IN HARDCOVER!

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GOTG BY ABNETT AND LANNING COMPLETE COLL TP VOL 01
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (A) Various (CA) Clint Langley
With the fabric of the universe torn, all that stands between us and invading horrors is a team of cosmic misfits. Led by Star-Lord, the newly minted Guardians of the Galaxy include a who’s who of the mightiest – and most bizarre – protectors the stars have ever seen! Rocket Raccoon, Drax the Destroyer, Groot, Gamora, Adam Warlock, Mantis, the all-new Quasar, Cosmo the telepathic space dog and more take on the universe’s most dangerous menaces – and have fun while doing it! But when Major Victory and Starhawk, two members of the Guardians of the future, make their explosive returns, is there more going on than meets the eye? And as the Skrulls’ secret invasion tears the new team apart, who will guard the galaxy from the Church of Universal Truth, the Badoon and King Blastaar? Collecting GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2008) #1-12.

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WALKING DEAD TP VOL 21 ALL OUT WAR PT 2 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Robert Kirkman (A) Cliff Rathburn & Various (CA) Charlie Adlard, Dave Stewart
Alexandria has been destroyed. Can Rick rally the other communities against Negan’s army?
Collects THE WALKING DEAD #121-126

 

 

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Back Issues / Vintage Comics
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We’ve got LOTS of new CGC graded books in. Most of them are in 9.4 condition or better, many are Signature Series books signed by great creators like Stan Lee, Todd McFarlane, J. Michael Staczynski, Jim Lee and Frank Miller; and a couple even feature original sketches by artists like Neal Adams, Ben Templesmith, and Jae Lee. Come check ‘em out!

In the non-graded awesome back issue department we have some nice DC New 52 #1′s that are in need of a good home. We have a Catwoman #1 for $20, Suicide Squad #1 for $30, Nightwing #1 for $35, and the Big Mamu, Batman #1, for $100. All are in Very Fine + (8.5) condition or better and would be excellent additions to any collector’s archive.

If pre-New-52 is more your style, we’ve got the Harley Quinn origin issue — Batman Adventures : Mad Love 1st print for $50, as well as Birds of Prey volume 1 #8, the hard to find Dick Grayson / Barbara Gordon date issue for $35. Can’t go wrong with either of those!

 

 

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Games
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touch evil dark gothic game
A TOUCH OF EVIL: DARK GOTHIC
In Dark Gothic – a semi-cooperative, deck-building game set in the A Touch of Evil universe – players assume the role of competing, monster-hunting heroes at the dawn of the 19th Century, forced to work together to defeat creatures and adversaries intent on destroying the town. Utilizing the games three currencies (combat, cunning, and spirit) to purchase cards from a common tableau, players develop their own decks during play, and must avoid collecting `Dark Secret` cards which award penalty points at endgame, or trigger negative, universal effects.

madame ching board game
MADAME CHING
It is the year 1808, and the Sea of China is ripe with plunder. Command a pirate junk as you sink the Emperor’s ships, loot the port of Hong Kong, and learn the skills to take command of The China Pearl, the grandest ship in the fleet of the infamous Madame Ching.
Players will manage hands of navigation cards and match symbols to gain skills, play increasing numbers to complete missions, sack Hong Kong, and reach the end of the world. To win the respect of Madame Ching, you’ll need to carefully play your cards and outwit your opponents.

lost legacy starship game
LOST LEGACY 1: THE STARSHIP
In the distant past, a starship from a faraway world appeared in the sky. Damaged in battle, the craft broke apart and traced lines of fire across the horizon. These falling stars crashed to the surface, and in the ages to come, became enshrined in legends as the Lost Legacy. Discover where the Lost Legacy can be found in this follow-up to AEG’s Love Letter and first installment in a series of games of risk, deduction, and luck created by game designer Seiji Kanai.

regular show fluxx game
REGULAR SHOW FLUXX
Looney Labs teams up with Mordecai, Rigby, and the whole gang of Cartoon Network’s Regular Show to create the most irregular version of Fluxx yet! Do your friends a solid and distract the Destroyer of Worlds to save The Park – but don’t let Benson catch you doing donuts or you’re fired!

android upstalk card game
ANDRIOD NETRUNNER LCG: UPSTALK DATA PACK
The first Data Pack in the Lunar Cycle for Android: Netrunner The Card Game, Upstalk transports players to the moon and a life one-point-two seconds out of the ordinary. Beyond the reaches of Earth’s atmosphere, players will discover powerful fragments of pure coding, startling new ice, and a wealth of data that no one could have ever expected. Upstalk introduces sixty new cards (three copies of each), including two new Identities, one each for Corp and Runner.

game thrones prize north game
GAME THRONES LCG: THE PRIZE OF THE NORTH CHAPTER PACK
Every faction finds new tools to hatch intrigues and win battles in The Prize of the North, the fifth Chapter Pack in the Conquest and Defiance Cycle for A Game of Thrones: The Card Game. New Bannerman characters open new possibilities for multi-House decks, and fourteen out of twenty cards (three copies of each) in this expansion possess the new `Prized` keyword. Whether players man the Warships of House Greyjoy, march to the Wall with House Baratheon, or join another Great House, theyll find plenty of new paths to power in The Prize of the North.

star wars binds things game
STAR WARS LCG: IT BINDS ALL THINGS FORCE PACK
The struggle for the Force takes on new intensity in It Binds All Things, the fifth Force Pack in the Echoes of the Force Cycle for Star Wars: The Card Game! Deadly bounty hunters hunt the adherents of the light side, but a Jedi version of Leia Organa may uncover an escape. Whether you fly with Green Squadron, explore the true depths of a Wookiee’s loyalty, or turn edge battles upside-down with Admiral Piett and the Imperial Navy, every faction gains more ways to use the Force in It Binds All Things.

lord rings three trials game
LORD OF THE RINGS LCG: THE THREE TRIALS ADVENTURE PACK
In The Three Trials, the second Adventure Pack in The Ring-maker Cycle for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game, several of Middle-earth’s greatest heroes must undertake a series of three deadly trials. Can they defeat three ferocious Dunlending Guardian spirits, claim their Keys, and recover an ancient Dunlending artifact, the Antlered Crown? Additionally, players receive a new hero and three copies of each player card, including two new Elven allies and support for the game’s Secrecy keyword.

 

 

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Toys / Collectables
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R2-D2
STAR WARS R2-D2 INTERACTIVE MONEY BANK
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
Download the app to your smartphone and you can use it to enter the code that unlocks this R2-D2-shaped safe!

GOTG
MARVEL LEGENDS INFINITE GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY ACTION FIGURES
HASBRO
Join the Guardians of the Galaxy! Get ready for a fantastic adventure with the Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel Legends Action Figures. Spanning the history of the comics and the movie, these 6-inch scale action figures include pieces to build the mighty tree-like Groot! This Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel Legends Action Figures complete set contains 6 individually packaged figures

GODZILLA
GODZILLA 2014 BIG 43IN ACTION FIGURE
JAKKS PACIFIC
Storming out of this summer’s Godzilla film is a 24″ tall and 43″ long Godzilla figure! He will stomp his way through your collection like the mighty creature he is!

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Batman is 75! Newsletter 7/18/14

batman75
BATMAN DAY CELEBRATIONS!!!

This year marks the Dark Knight’s 75th Birthday!

To celebrate, Emerald City is participating in DC Comics’s Batman Day celebration on July 23rd.
But we’re going one step further – Emerald City will be having not one, but TWO Batman Days!

On Wednesday, July 23rd and Saturday, July 26th, join us at Emerald City for lots of fun and activities as we celebrate 75 years of Batman!

Join us Wednesday, July 23rd: the first 200 guests will receive a FREE Detective Comics #27 reprint*!!!

On Saturday, July 26th, see Batman, Nightwing, and Batwoman LIVE, IN-PERSON from Noon-2pm and 4-6pm**!!!

FREE Batman stickers and a Facebook coloring contest for kids*!

We’ve added a BATCYCLE from Wikked Steel to Saturday’s festivities! They’ll be here in front of the store @ 11am**. You’ve got to SEE this to BELIEVE it!!! Posters will be available for sale, and these photos will look great on the wall of your room, garage or den… or, dare we say, Batcave!!!

You can see more of their amazing work on their website:
http://wikkedsteel.com/WikkedSteel/Wikked_Steel_home.html

And… best of all… a SUPER-SECRET SALE – LIKE ONE WE’VE NEVER DONE BEFORE!!!
(The Big Reveal is coming soon, but we’re sure you’ll LOVE it!!!)

Watch the next EC News Flyer, our Facebook page, and emeraldcitycomics.com/events for more details!

(*While supplies last. **Scheduled to appear. Subject to change without notice. Batwoman will appear from Noon-2pm only. Contact Emerald City and our see our Facebook page for updates.)

 

 

GAMERS ON THE EDGE PRESENT THE BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY CHALLENGE @ EMERALD CITY ON BATMAN DAY 2!!!

During Emerald City’s Batman Day, Part 2 on Saturday, July 26th, from Noon – 6pm, GAMERS ON THE EDGE will give you a chance to test your video-gaming skills, playing Batman: Arkham City… AND play for a chance to win one of two HeroClix Batmobiles (each a $29.99 value) or a $10 Emerald City gift certificate!!!

This event takes place inside Emerald City, in our Games section. The screen will be on the wall so you can watch others play, too!!!

See details in the photo below. And, you can visit our friends from Gamers on the Edge at: http://www.gamersontheedge.com/

 

 

 

WARMACHINE / HORDES MINIATURES GAME STEAMROLLER EVENT

Saturday, July 26th from 11 to 9

Come be part of Emerald City’s inaguaral (at least for the new store) Warmachine & Hordes tournament!

50pt 2-List Divide and Conquer 1.

Entry fee of $10.

Run by St. Petersburg’s newest Press Ganger: Ryan McDermott!

Dice roll at noon!

 

 

 

TAMPA BAY COMIC CON NIGHT AT THE RAYS

The Tampa Bay Rays is hosting “Tampa Bay Comic Con Night at the Rays”, July 25th at 7pm!

EC will be there with a promo and merchandise table, so stop by and see us and enjoy the game!
For more details, visit raysbaseball.com/tbcc!

 

 

 

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS STARTER SETS ARE HERE!!!

We often get asked by current and former gamers, (and especially gamers with kids), if there is a good way to start or restart RPG-ing, and we have the answer to all your “gaming newbie” needs: The D&D Starter Set provides the rules, the inspiration, and everything else you need to literally get back into the game!

D&D lets you discover bounteous treasures, battle terrifying monsters and explore mysterious underground labyrinths! It’s a perfect venue for unleashing each players imagination, mind and spirit, as you struggle to survive and prosper!!!

 

 

 

SIGNED STAN LEE COMICS ARE HERE – RIGHT NOW! – AT EC!!!

We just received a collection of CGC, and non-CGC, SIGNED STAN LEE comics and other unique autographed comics!!!

Some of the highlights include:
Captain America (Now!) #1 Variant, Captain America #25 Variant, Wolverine Origins #10, Infinity Gauntlet #1, Amazing Spider-Man #365, Amazing Spider-Man (Now!) #1 (with sigs by Slott, Ramos, Olazaba and Delgado, too) EACH SIGNED by STAN “THE MAN” LEE!!!

CGC highlights include:
Journey Into Mystery #115, The Amazing Spider-Man (Now!) #1 Variant, The Avengers #57, signed by STAN LEE and Fantastic Four Ashcan signed by STAN LEE and MIKE MIGNOLA!
Amazing Spider-Man (Now!) #1 C.O.B.R.A. Edition signed by STAN LEE, JOHN ROMITA and DAN SLOTT!

We also obtained CGCs of
Batman Annual #25 signed by Jock & Shane Davis!
New 52 Batman #0 blank cover sketched and signed by NEAL ADAMS!
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire #1 signed by DAVID PROWSE (DARTH VADER)!

These are just some of the amazing surprises you’ll find EVERY DAY at Emerald City!!!

 

 

 

“WHAT THE HECK IS THAT?!? DID SOMEONE WRITE ON YOUR BOOKS?!?”

We hear this from time to time, and it’s true. Yes, someone wrote on one of our comics or books.

The good news is that the two who sometimes come into the store and “vandalize” our books are none other than Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner!!!

They often come in and autograph their books for our guests, and we sell them AT NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE!!! Jimmy and Amanda do this as a thank you to their fans – and because they’re just awesome people – and we do this because we think YOU, our guests, are awesome people!!!

These are the kinds of cool things that happen when you’re part of the EC Family!!! Come see us this week and join in the fun!!!

 

 

 

EMERALD CITY AND BARNES & NOBLE TEAM-UP FOR “GET POP-CULTURED”

Emerald City is once again doing something unique!

We are partnering with two local Barnes & Noble stores to support their nation-wide celebration of popular entertainment! These Barnes & Noble stores (the St. Pete/Tyrone and Clearwater stores) will be hosting themed events, trivia contests, story times, sneak peeks, giveaways and more!!!

Emerald City will hold a RAFFLE inside OUR OWN store, featuring comic-related products donated by Barnes & Noble (no purchase required) during BOTH of our BATMAN DAYS (Wednesday, July 23rd and Saturday, July 26th)!!!

EC will also have an information table set up in the Tyrone and Clearwater stores to help their customers learn more about us!!!

Visit Barnes & Noble @ the following locations:

2501 Tyrone Blvd. N. (across from Tyrone Mall)
(727) 384.5200
or
23654 US Highway 19 N, Clearwater
(727) 669.1688

Schedule of Events:
Preview Weekend – July 18th – 20th
Batman Day – July 23rd
Frozen Friday – August 1st
Marvel Day – August 2nd
James Patterson Day – August 3rd
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Week of August 4th
Page & Screen Weekend – August 9th and 10th

For more information on these events, please call the stores at their numbers above.

Enjoy the best of pop culture with Barnes & Noble and your friends @ Emerald City!!!

 

 

 

ATTENTION TAMPA BAY AREA COSPLAYERS!!!

Barnes & Noble needs family-friendly cosplayers for their “Get Pop-Cultured” events for most of their events through July and August. If you would like to appear in the store in cosplay and/or volunteer to help during these events, please send an email (along with a family-friendly cosplay photo) to the following email addresses:

Heather Meehan (St. Pete/Tyrone): crm1986@bn.com
or
Jordan Eudy (Clearwater): crm2859@bn.com

Please be sure to send your emails to the store you wish to support.

 

 

 

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Comics
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Click here for new releases!

 

Featured Comic Books:

harleyinvades
HARLEY QUINN INVADES COMIC CON INTL SAN DIEGO #1
DC COMICS
(W) Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti (A) Amanda Conner & Various (CA) Amanda Conner
The title says it all! Our favorite little troublemaker, Harley Quinn, takes on Comic-Con International: San Diego in this over the top issue! She’ll have to battle long lines, crazy crowds and the dread con crud, all in the quest to get her own comic book published!

robin
ROBIN RISES OMEGA #1
DC COMICS
(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Andy Kubert, Jonathan Glapion (CA) Andy Kubert
The hunt for Robin is over, and the battle joined! But Batman’s family feud with Ra’s al Ghul is about to erupt into something bigger when it’s interrupted by the forces of Apokolips! This epic story continues in this month’s BATMAN AND ROBIN #33!

titans
TEEN TITANS #1
DC COMICS
(W) Will Pfeifer (A/CA) Kenneth Rocafort
Red Robin, Wonder Girl, Raven, Bunker and Beast Boy step out of the shadows of the adult heroes of the DC Universe to offer bold, exciting and sometime dangerous ideas on how to protect a world full of superpowered teenagers – any one of whom could be the next heroic figure or major villain!

infinitecrisis
INFINITE CRISIS FIGHT FOR THE MULTIVERSE #1
DC COMICS
(W) Dan Abnett (A) Carl Potts & Various (CA) Gene Ha
In the tradition of INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US, a new videogame sensation makes its comics debut. Developed by Turbine and WBIE Games, INFINITE CRISIS brings together unique versions of DC Universe heroes from across the multiverse to head off a crisis that threatens to destroy all of their worlds! Heroes and villains from Gaslight, Atomic, Arcane, Mecha and other worlds battle and join forces with Prime Earth Batman in this rapidly escalating conflict!

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

alexada
ALEX + ADA TP VOL 01
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Jonathan Luna, Sarah Vaughn (A/CA) Jonathan Luna
From JONATHAN LUNA (GIRLS, THE SWORD, ULTRA Spider-Woman: Origin) and SARAH VAUGHN (Sparkshooter) comes ALEX + ADA, a sci-fi drama set in the near future. The last thing in the world Alex wanted was an X5, the latest in realistic androids. But after Ada is dropped into his life, he discovers she is more than just a robot. Collects ALEX + ADA #1-5.

blackwidow
BLACK WIDOW TP VOL 01 FINELY WOVEN THREAD
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Nathan Edmondson (A/CA) Phil Noto
Black Widow is an Avenger and an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. But on her own time, she searches for atonement for her past as a KGB assassin – in ways those teams just wouldn’t approve of. The Widow goes undercover in Russia – but from its cold streets, the Hand of God reaches out to crush her…and it is as merciless as its name. Outmatched by the brute force of this powerful new villain, Natasha discovers a deadly plot that spans the entire globe. Paris, London, Montenegro – Natasha is in a race against time, with nowhere to turn for answers. Black Widow’s strength and cunning will be put to the test as she follows the trail of blood and destruction to the beginning, but can she locate the entity behind the attacks? Collecting BLACK WIDOW (2014) #1-6 and material from ALL-NEW MARVEL NOW! POINT ONE #1.

deadly
DEADLY CLASS TP VOL 01 REAGAN YOUTH (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Wesley Craig
SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE!
It’s 1987. Marcus Lopez hates school. His grades suck. The jocks are hassling his friends. He can’t focus in class. But the jocks are the children of Joseph Stalin’s top assassin, the teachers are members of an ancient league of assassins, the class he’s failing is “Dismemberment 101,” and his crush has a double-digit body count. Welcome to the most brutal high school on earth, where the world’s top crime families send the next generation of assassins to be trained. Murder is an art. Killing is a craft. At Kings Dominion School for the Deadly Arts, the dagger in your back isn’t always metaphorical.
Collecting the first arc of the most critically acclaimed new series of 2014, by writer RICK REMENDER (BLACK SCIENCE, Fear Agent) and rising star artist WESLEY CRAIG (Batman). Experience the 1980s underground through the eyes of the world’s most damaged and dangerous teenagers.

 

 

 

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Games
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DNDSTARTER
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS STARTER SET
Everything you need to start playing the world’s greatest roleplaying game.
Explore subterranean labyrinths! Plunder hoards of treasure! Battle legendary monsters!
The Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set is your gateway to action-packed stories of the imagination. This box contains the essential rules of the game plus everything you need to play heroic characters on perilous adventures in worlds of fantasy.
Ideal for a group of 4 – 6, the Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set includes a 64-page adventure book with everything the Dungeon Master needs to get started, a 32-page rulebook for playing characters level 1 – 5, 5 pre-generated characters, each with a character sheet and supporting reference material, and 6 dice.

DNDICONOFTHEREALMS
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ICONS OF THE REALMS: STARTER SET
The D&D Icons of the Realms Starter Set is the perfect supplement for your D&D tabletop roleplaying game. The 6-figure Starter Set represents some of the most iconic characters classes and races from the Dungeons & Dragons universe, including the dwarf cleric, human ranger, halfling rogue, northlands fighter, elf wizard, and the famous drow ranger, Drizzt Do’Urden. Combine these high quality miniatures with the 44 found within the D&D Icons of the Realms: Tyranny of Dragons booster packs to bring an exciting new depth to your D&D adventures.

MAGNUMOPUS
MAGNUM OPUS
Magnum Opus is a deck-building game in which each player is an Alchemist trying to be the first and only scientist to complete their life’s great work by successfully fabricating the ultimate alchemical substance– the Philosophers’ Stone.
Unlike most victory point-oriented deck-building games, Magnum Opus is goal-oriented and plays more like a traditional card game but with a deck-building twist. Players collect different alchemical ingredients, called reagents, over the course of the game and combine them in a series of experiments in order to discover the mysteries of the Philosophers’ Stone. The Discovery Matrix is where all of these experiments are conducted and the random selection and placement of Research and Discovery cards in the matrix insures that no two games are ever the same.
Earn the gold you need to purchase your reagents, gain experience from your failures and knowledge from your successes, transmute the physical and mystical elements into the Philosopher’s Stone and you will go down in history for your Magnum Opus.

MAGIC2015
MAGIC THE GATHERING: 2015 CORE SET
Garruk, hunter of the planes, has been corrupted. The twisted Chain Veil has darkened his mind. After hunting Liliana on Innistrad and escaping execution, Garruk now sees Planeswalkers as the greatest quarry. And Garruk isn’t hunting just any Planeswalker: Garruk is hunting you.
Magic the Gathering 2015 comes in Booster Displays and Packs, Intro Decks, Fat Packs and Deck Builder Toolkits. Also for the first time in Clash Packs!

SAYBYETOTHEVILLAINS
SAY BYE TO THE VILLAINS
Say Bye to the Villains is a cooperative card game in which players share information in limited ways to collectively defeat a villain who has harmed people in some manner. Players can discard certain cards to learn hidden information about the villain, go through special training to increase their attack abilities, and take special actions from other cards in the game.

SEVENTHHERO
SEVENTH HERO
The card deck in Seventh Hero consists of 77 cards, with each card representing one of seven different heroes. Players each start with two random heroes, and each hero has a special power that can be activated once. Each turn, a player sends a card from his hand face down to the next player, who can choose to take it or pass it on. If he takes it, he adds it to his group of heroes, but if it’s a hero he already has, both hero cards are sent to the discard pile. Before sending a hero away, the player must obey the current round’s limitations, such as the card must be odd or must be below or above a certain number.

 

 

 

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Toys / Collectables
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luthor
DC COMICS SUPER VILLAINS ARMORED LEX LUTHOR DLX ACTION FIGURE
DC COMICS
Superman’s greatest arch-nemesis, Lex Luthor, always demands the best-and now you can have the best with this all-new deluxe action figure based on the evil genius’s appearance as part of DC Comics-The New 52!

harleygitd
POP HEROES HARLEY QUINN PX VINYL FIG GLOW IN DARK VERSION
FUNKO
A PREVIEWS Exclusive! Harley Quinn, the Joker’s main squeeze and one of Gotham City’s strangest villains, joins Funko’s fan-favorite POP! Heroes vinyl figures line with a PREVIEWS Exclusive glow-in-the-dark version! Standing 3 3/4″ tall, Harley features multiple points of articulation and the urban and stylized design that has made these figures so popular. Window box packaging.

michonne
POP WALKING DEAD MICHONNE & GID PET ZOMBIES PX 3 PK
FUNKO
A PREVIEWS Exclusive! Fan-favorite character Michonne, the katana-wielding goddess of the zombie apocalypse, is now a cute vinyl figure from Funko and their POP! Television vinyl figure series. You get Michonne, along with her two zombie pets, in this exclusive set, all featuring glow-in-the-dark highlights! Window box packaging.

jaeger
STRIKER EUREKA AND CRIMSON TYPHOON JAEGERS
NECA
By popular demand, we are bringing back two of the most sought-after Jaegers from our sold-out Pacific Rim line for those who might have missed out! The after market prices for Striker Eureka and Crimson Typhoon have soared past triple their original retail prices, so here’s one last chance to add these iconic figures to your collection.

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Board Game Night! Newsletter 7/11/14

Emerald City is hosting all sorts of gaming events this month! Check the Events link on our website or Facebook page for all the events and details. Here are the newest events coming up:

JULY 12TH – EC BOARD GAME NIGHT
Come one come all to our first board game night! There are plenty of games on hand in our game library to play! Come in grab a game (or bring your own), gather up some folks and play!

JULY 15TH – PATHFINDER SOCIETY OF FLORIDA BI-WEEKLY SESSIONS
Pathfinder Society Organized Play is a worldwide fantasy role-playing campaign that puts YOU in the role of an agent of the Pathfinder Society, a legendary league of explorers, archaeologists, and adventurers dedicated to discovering and chronicling the greatest mysteries and wonders of an ancient world beset by magic and evil.
New and experienced Pathfinders welcome. Reading-age kids welcome with an adult. No experience or supplies required. Plan on a four-hour event with friendly gamers who are happy to answer questions.
Join us at Emerald City every other Tuesday!

JULY 19TH – TAMPA AREA GAMING SOCIETY EVENT
Come out to Grand Gamers of St. Petersburg area and enjoy a fun day of board gaming with our TAGS friends!
Please check out the link for more info: http://www.meetup.com/grandgamers/events/189145972/

WATCH EC ON “44 ON THE TOWN”!!!

Emerald City is sponsoring media critic T.M. Powell’s segments on “44 On the Town”, which airs on The CW, Channel 44, Sundays at 11am!

T.M. will be sharing some of the latest products and happenings at Emerald City each and every week!

Be sure to watch T.M. for the latest movie reviews and updates on all the things you love! Including Emerald City!!!

You can follow T.M. Powell on Facebook @ T.M. Powell, CW44Movie Critic, and our local CW station @ CW44 – WTOG Tampa Bay!

METROCON

The MetroCon Anime convention takes place in Tampa July 11th – 13th. EC will not be at the convention itself, but you can always purchase items here to bring to the convention with you. Buy books and other items for the celebrity guests to sign at our regular prices, rather than risk paying more at the event! If there’s something you can’t find here, let us know and if it is carried by our distributors, we can order it for you! Learn more about the convention at metroconventions.com!

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Click here for new releases!

Featured Comic Books:

deathvigil
DEATH VIGIL #1 (OF 8)
IMAGE COMICS
(W/A/CA) Stjepan Sejic
Forty pages of story and art in this contemporary fantasy adventure series written and painted by STJEPAN SEJIC. Gifted? Join the Death Vigil in their ongoing war against the ever-growing power of the Primordial Enemy! The only catch is you have to die first. Become a corporeal immortal Death Knight and obtain reality-altering weaponry in the never-ending battle between good and evil.

grayson
GRAYSON #1
DC COMICS
(W) Tim Seeley (A) Mikel Janin (CA) Andrew Robinson
Dick Grayson. Former sidekick. Former Super Hero. Former dead man. And now…agent of Spyral?!
A thrilling new chapter of Dick Grayson’s life begins in this new, ongoing series. It’s a super-spy thriller that will shock you and prove one thing: You might think you know Nightwing – but you don’t know Dick.

newsuicidesquad
NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #1
DC COMICS
(W) Sean Ryan (A/CA) Jeremy P. Roberts
The world has changed for Task Force X, a.k.a. the Suicide Squad. Director Amanda Waller no longer has the autonomy she once had. New members disrupt the team dynamic. And the team takes on an international scope. New members Joker’s Daughter, Deathstroke and Black Manta join Harley Quinn and Deadshot for a mission in the most dangerous and unpredictable place in the world: Vladimir Putin’s Russia!

spread
SPREAD #1 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Justin Jordan (A/CA) Kyle Strahm
Ten years ago, we dug too deep. We unleashed something ancient that couldn’t be controlled. Something that couldn’t be stopped, twisting everything it touched into more of itself.
The Spread.
Humanity was nearly destroyed before we found a way to slow the Spread to a crawl. Now, deep inside the quarantined zone, one man has found the key to stopping it forever: a baby girl. And if he can save her, he might save the world.

wolverine
WOLVERINE #10
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Paul Cornell (A) Pete Woods (CA) Steve McNiven
• It’s the beginning of the end for Wolverine!
•  Logan comes clean to his old friends as Sabretooth marks Wolverine’s new love Pinch for death!
•  Pete Woods (Detective Comics) joins Paul Cornell as Logan enters his most dire hour!

spider-man 2099
SPIDER-MAN 2099 #1 ANMN
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Peter David (A) Will Sliney (CA) Simone Bianchi
ALL-NEW SERIES FROM THE PAGES OF AMAZING SPIDER-MAN!
The book you have been demanding for months finally hits the stands! Miguel O’Hara is Spider-Man in the year 2099 but he’s currently stuck in the year 2014. He was stranded here by his father who is the head of an evil corporation called Alchemax in 2099. But in 2014, Alechmax has just been formed and Miguel has a chance to stop its corruption before it starts! You’d think being a man out of time would make you a man without enemies, but Spider-Man 2099 is about to discover that he’s not the only one hoping for a better tomorrow, one that might be ensured by The Adjustor eliminating Miguel from the time stream altogether! Join comics legend (and Spider-Man 2099 creator) Peter David and breakthrough artist Will Sliney (Superior Spider-Man Team-up) for the most adventure you’ll find in a book this side of the twenty second century!

Featured Graphic Novels:

kevinkellertp
KEVIN KELLER TP VOL 01 WELCOME TO RIVERDALE
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
(W) Dan Parent (A) Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski (CA) Dan Parent
Kevin Keller is sure making a splash at Riverdale High! Recently elected class president, Kevin has gone from new kid in town to one of the most well-known and popular students in school. From his first date to his first prom to his first summer job, it’s a year of new beginnings for Kevin. Now with his second collection of stories, it’s getting increasingly harder to imagine Riverdale without Kevin at the center of it.

SKINTRADE
GEORGE RR MARTIN SKIN TRADE TP (MR)
AVATAR PRESS INC
(W) George R. R. Martin, Daniel Abraham (A/CA) Mike Wolfer
The most popular fantasy author of the 21st Century, GEORGE R.R. MARTIN, brings his World Fantasy Award winning short story to graphic novels with SKIN TRADE! Randi Wade is a survivor. She followed in the footsteps of her father, became a cop, and now is working the P.I. trade. But her past still haunts her. What’s worse, the vicious animal attacks that took her father’s life have sprung up anew claiming victims once again in this sleepy town. Martin’s unique creative voice spins a modern day classic horror tale of murder, werewolves, and bladed demons. Illustrated by long time horror comics creator MIKE WOLFER and adapted for comics by Martin’s Hugo Award nominated collaborator DANIEL ABRAHAM, this graphic novel is a suspenseful master tale dripping with blood and revenge. Skin Trade represents the best of old school werewolf stories told with modern characters and action. From the creator of A GAME OF THRONES comes a graphic novel that will keep you guessing right up to the last page!

xmenbattleofatom
X-MEN TP BATTLE OF ATOM
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Brian Michael Bendis & Various (A) Various (CA) Arthur Adams
The X-Men’s past, present and future collide in an uncanny event 50 years in the making! In a desperate bid to save Xavier’s dream, the Beast brought the original X-Men forward to the present. Now, with the timeline – and all of existence – endangered by their presence, they must go back. But faced with the horror of what fate would have in store for them, young Cyclops and Marvel Girl are intent on staying and forging their own destiny. And as debate rages and tempers flare, the X-Men of the future arrive with a dire warning, seeking to prevent history’s greatest mistake! Celebrate the X-Men’s 50th anniversary with a time-twisting epic for the ages! Collecting X-MEN: BATTLE OF THE ATOM #1-2, ALL-NEW X-MEN #16-17, X-MEN (2013) #5-6, UNCANNY X-MEN (2013) #12-13 and WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN #36-37.

justiceleagueamericatp
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA TP VOL 01 DANGEROUS (N52)
DC COMICS
(W) Geoff Johns & Various (A) David Finch & Various (CA) David Finch
Green Lantern! Green Arrow! Catwoman! Katana! Vibe! Hawkman! Stargirl! They aren’t the world’s greatest Super Heroes-they’re the most dangerous! But why does a team like the JLA need to exist? What is their ultimate mission? And who is pulling the strings? Find out in this collection of the first five issues of the new series as the team takes on the Secret Society of Super-Villains!

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MHGuadiansMHGuardiansStarter
MARVEL HEROCLIX: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY MOVIE GRAVITY FEED & STARTER SET
Join the Guardians of the Galaxy – brash adventurer Peter Quill; Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon; Groot, a tree-like humanoid; the deadly and enigmatic Gamora; and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer – on the run and racing through the galaxy, pursued by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe!
Explore space and experience grand, cosmic adventures alongside the disparate misfits and mercenaries of the Guardians of the Galaxy Movie with this latest expansion for Marvel HeroClix!
The Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Gravity Feed features 13 different figures (five exclusive to the hobby market) with all-new dial designs packaged in single-figure foil packs. Also available is a 6 figure Starter Set.

LegendaryVillains
LEGENDARY: VILLAINS – MARVEL DECK BUILDING GAME
The Legendary universe gets flipped upside down in Legendary: Villains – Marvel Deck Building Game, and you can now play as villains trying to take out the heroes protecting the city!
The goal of the game remains roughly the same as in the first Legendary game as players can work both with and against other players to overcome obstacles that the game throws at them. In this case, however, players use the super villains of the Marvel Universe — including Venom, Magneto and not Thanos — to battle superheroes such as the X-Men, the Avengers and Spider-Friends.
Legendary: Villains – Marvel Deck Building Game is a standalone game that includes all the cards needed to play.

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YU-GI-OH! SUPER STARTER: SPACE-TIME SHOWDOWN
The popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME Super Starter format returns in the newest release – Super Starter: Space-Time Showdown! Designed to teach new Duelists how to Duel with friends with a 40-card pre-built Deck right out of the box, Duelists can then upgrade and build their Deck out further with two randomized Power-Up Packs containing additional cards. Super Starter: Space-Time Showdown also gives Duelists an exclusive first look at the newest game mechanic, Pendulum Monsters, an innovative new monster type that blurs the line between Monsters and Spells! Pendulum Monsters can be summoned as regular Monster cards to attack or defend, or you can activate them as Spell Cards in new Pendulum Zones to activate extra special abilities and allow Duelists to Pendulum Summon! Super Starter: Space-Time Showdown is the only product for Duelists to get their hands on these awesome new monsters before they’re unleashed with the release of the upcoming August booster, Duelist Alliance.
In addition to 14 brand new cards in every Deck, each Power-Up Pack comes with 5 cards of a 15-card set, including two guaranteed Ultra Rare cards, Dark Hole and Odd-Eyes Dragon.

OgrePocket
OGRE POCKET EDITION
The giant tank rumbles toward its target . . . its guns are destroyed, its movement crippled, but only a few defenders are left. Will they stop the robot juggernaut, or will it crush the Command Post beneath its gigantic treads?
Ogre was Steve Jackson’s first game. First released in 1977, it set a new standard for fast, exciting boardgame play. Over 25 years after its release, Ogre earned a spot in James Lowder’s popular book Hobby Games: The 100 Best.
In 2012, Steve Jackson Games launched the “Designer’s Edition” of Ogre on Kickstarter . . . an 18-pound box with giant maps and over a thousand counters, retailing for $100.
Now Ogre Pocket Edition takes the game back to its roots. A small rulebook, 140 counters, and the same bare-bones map Steve drew himself for the very first printing. And the price is the same as it was in 1977: $2.95. ($2.95 in 1977 dollars translates to be over $10 today when adjusted for inflation; this is Steve’s way of saying “thank you” for your support for Ogre over the last three decades.)
Despite its “pocket” size, Ogre Pocket Edition will have more than enough counters to play all five of the “Ogre vs. Command Post” scenarios. It includes two different conventional forces (a Black force and a White force), with a whopping eight White Howitzers! That’s a whole lot of gameplay for $2.95.

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TONTO
TONTO SIXTH SCALE FIGURE
SIDESHOW HOT TOYS
You could say that eccentric roles are Johnny Depp’s specialty. In Disney’s The Lone Ranger, Johnny Depp gives a standout performance as the peculiar Native American, Tonto. Despite their initial differences, Tonto has partnered with his ‘Kemo Sabe’, the Lone Ranger, and together they ride on an adventure to bring justice to the Old West.
The movie-accurate Tonto Sixth Scale collectible figure from Hot Toys is specially crafted based on the likeness of Johnny Depp as Tonto, featuring a detailed hand-painted head sculpt, real fabric hair, weapons, and a number of finely-made tribal accessories.

NATEDRAKE
NATHAN DRAKE SIXTH SCALE FIGURE
SIDESHOW
Sideshow is proud to celebrate the two year anniversary and hero of Naughty Dog’s award winning action-adventure game, Uncharted III: Drake’s Deception, with the Nathan Drake Sixth Scale Figure.
Capturing Drake’s intense yet cool demeanor, the globetrotting treasure hunter comes to life with a hand crafted portrait, full range of articulation and ability to recreate the many dangerous encounters and absurd predicaments he’s most often found in.
Ready to set out for the fabled Atlantis of the Sands, the self-proclaimed descendant of explorer Sir Francis Drake has all of the clues he needs from an ancient map and the treasured heirloom ring he ‘kind of inherited’ around his neck. Sporting his famously half-tucked Henley shirt, wide cuff wristwatch, cargo pants, and belt with lucky horseshoe buckle, Nate is fully equipped for adventure in desert terrain with a hand-tailored shemagh tactical scarf, bandolier, and cross halter shoulder rig. Danger lurks around every corner, and while the rugged hero is capable of winning any brawl with just his fists, packing his trusty 9mm pistol and assault rifle guarantees that nothing can stop the thief with honor… not even spiders.

BATMAN66KEYCHAIN
BATMAN 1966 KEYCHAIN
N J CROCE COMPANY
Carry your keys on these keychains that feature characters and logos from the 1966 Batman television series! Choose from Batman, Robin, or the Batmobile!

PREDATOR
PREDATOR 7″ SCALE ACTION FIGURE – CLASSIC VIDEO GAME APPEARANCE
NECA
NECA’s Jungle Hunter Predator (1989 Video Game Appearance) is a fully articulated 8-inch tall figure with extendable wrist blades, removable backpack, and over 20 points of articulation. The Predator is painted in shades of blue with black and a hint of cel shading.
This figure comes in special window box packaging with opening flap to re-create the look and feel of the classic 1989 video game packaging.

DRWHO
DOCTOR WHO FIG COLL #17 4TH DOCTOR
EAGLEMOSS
From Eaglemoss/Underground Toys. The definitive Doctor Who figurine collection, presenting every Doctor  and all the greatest monsters from the classic BBC science-fiction series, in meticulously rendered 1:21 scale. Continue your collection with The Fourth Doctor (#17)!

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EC IS YOUR SUMMER MOVIE HEADQUARTERS! Newsletter 7/4/14

There are an amazing number of comic book, sci-fi and Emerald City-friendly movies this summer!
To keep you connected to your favorite summer blockbusters and on-screen heroes, EC has comics, action figures & toys, games, collectibles, tchotchkes and more for some of your favorite summer flicks, including:

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER!
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2!
GODZILLA!
X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST!
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2!
TRANSFORMERS 4: AGE OF EXTINCTION!
DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES!
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY!
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES!
SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR!

You’re more of a “TV person”? No worries! EC also carries a large selection of  TV-related goodies, too!

THE WALKING DEAD!
GAME OF THRONES!
DOCTOR WHO!
SERENITY/FIREFLY!
ARROW!
DEXTER!
ADVENTURE TIME!
WWE!

And many more!!! EC has what you’re looking for – this summer and beyond!!!

WATCH EMERALD CITY ON THE CW’S “44 ON THE TOWN”!!!

Emerald City is sponsoring media critic T.M. Powell’s segments on “44 On the Town”, which airs on
The CW, Channel 44, Sundays at 11am!

T.M. will be sharing some of the latest products and happenings at Emerald City each and every week!

Be sure to watch T.M. for the latest movie reviews and updates on all the things you love! Including Emerald City!!!

You can follow T.M. Powell on Facebook @ T.M. Powell, CW44 Movie Critic, and our local CW station @ CW44 – WTOG Tampa Bay!

METROCON

The MetroCon Anime convention takes place in Tampa July 11th – 13th. EC will not be at the convention itself, but you can always purchase items here to bring to the convention with you. Buy books and other items for the celebrity guests to sign at our regular prices, rather than risk paying more at the event! If there’s something you can’t find here, let us know and if it is carried by our distributors, we can order it for you! Learn more about the convention at metroconventions.com!

EVENTS AT EC!

Don’t forget to regularly check the Events Calendar on our website: http://emeraldcitycomics.com/events/

Coming up over the next week or so are gaming events for HeroClix, Pokemon Youth League, Fantasy Flight’s Living Card Games, and our first Board Game Night!

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Featured Comic Books:

ROCKET
ROCKET RACCOON #1

MARVEL COMICS
(W/A/CA) Skottie Young
ALL-NEW, IN-CONTINUITY SERIES!
As defenders of the cosmos go, Rocket Raccoon has faced his fair share of galactic battles. He’s been a hero to the weak, a champion of good, a protector of the innocent, a heartthrob to the many intergalactic female species and now–a raccoon on the run?! ( I’m sorry, I’m sorry, a “formidable-and-expert-Guardian” on the run. Rocket is NOT a raccoon, okay?) Rocket’s high-flying life of adventure and heroism may soon be a thing of the past when he becomes a wanted man-and the authorities are not the only one on his TAIL! (We’ll definitely be overusing that pun!)
Superstar creator Skottie Young brings his A-game as writer and artist on the series we’ve been waiting decades for. Because let’s be real, this is the only Guardian of the Galaxy you actually care about. Am I right?

guardiansofthegalaxyracoongroot
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY GALAXY’S MOST WANTED #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Will Pilgrim (A) Andrea Di Vito (CA) Jee-Hyung Lee
Rocket Raccoon and Groot-your favorite cosmic bounty hunters (and soon to be world-famous movie stars)-leap into action in an all-new adventure! Could it possibly happen? Is Groot attempting to arrest…his best bud Rocket? Plus: Reprinting THOR #314, featuring the Thunder God in cosmic combat with the mean, green Guardian known as Drax!

legendarystarlord
LEGENDARY STAR LORD #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Sam Humphries (A) Paco Medina (CA) Steve McNiven
From the pages of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY!
A brand new series from SAM HUMPHRIES and PACO MEDINA! In this exciting first issue, Peter Quill battles the Badoon, fights to save an orphanage, and still finds time for some flirting with Kitty Pryde–but it’s all in a day’s work for the STAR-LORD!

techjacket
TECH JACKET #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Joe Keatinge (A) Khary Randolph (CA) Khary Randolph, Emilio Lopez
A new ongoing series from the creative team who brought you the hit TECH JACKET DIGITAL mini!
Zack Thompson: community college dropout, lives with his parents… This is who protects us from what lies beyond our world?! But he’s also Tech Jacket, the self-styled “Galactic Guardian of Earth,” and when a big-ass space ship enters Earth’s orbit, Zack will face the greatest challenge of his life!

batman66greenhornet
BATMAN 66 MEETS GREEN HORNET #2 (OF 6)
DC COMICS
(W) Kevin Smith, Ralph Garman (A) Ty Templeton (CA) Alex Ross
The reunion of the greatest TV team-up of the 1960s continues! The Fearless Foursome struggle to escape General Gumm’s sticky death trap, while the gloating Gumm assumes the worst and plots to take his criminal activities to the next level. His plans for expansion require some expert help from an unexpected source! Assuming our heroes escape, will they be able to overcome this new, deadly duo? Co-published with Dynamite Entertainment.

Featured Graphic Novels:

avoiceinthedark
A VOICE IN THE DARK TP VOL 01 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W/A/CA) Larime Taylor
Some people become killers. Zoey Aarons was born that way. The thing is, she doesn’t want to be a killer. Can she keep her impulses in check while starting a new life at college, far away from home?

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AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER TP VOL 08 RIFT PART 2
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Gene Luen Yang & Various (A/CA) Gurihiru
Team Avatar find themselves up to their necks
in trouble as mysterious forces threaten to
destroy land once sacred to the Airbenders!
While Aang journeys to the spirit world in
search of clues, Toph faces off against her
own past!

gotgrocketandgroothc
GOTG ROCKET RACCOON GROOT STEAL GALAXY HC
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Dan Abnett (A) Various, Mike Perkins
Marvel’s first original prose novel, featuring the stars of Guardians of the Galaxy! These are not the Avengers or the Fantastic Four – in fact, they’re barely even famous – but Rocket Raccoon and the faithful Groot are the baddest heroes in the cosmos, and they’re on the run across the Marvel Universe! During a spaceport brawl, the infamous pair rescues an android Recorder from a pack of alien Badoons. Everyone in the galaxy, however, including the ruthless Kree Empire and the stalwart Nova Corps, seems to want that Recorder, who’s about as sane as a sandwich with no mustard. Join Rocket and Groot on a free-for-all across the stars while they try to save all of existence – again!

gotgoriginhc
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY ORIGIN STORY YR HC
MARVEL PRESS
(W) Tomas Palacios
How did a raccoon with a rocket launcher, a talking tree, a bald green destroyer, the most dangerous woman in the universe, and an interplanetary policeman form the heroic space squad, The Guardians of the Galaxy? Join Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Drax the Destroyer, Gamora, and their fierce leader Star-Lord as they band together in this origin storybook to fight through the cosmos and bring peace to a universe filled with threats and danger.

gotgprelude
MARVELS GUARDIANS OF GALAXY PRELUDE TP
MARVEL COMICS
(W/A) Various (CA) TBD
Prepare for Marvel Studios’ newest big-screen blockbuster with these new stories taking place just before the film! Who is Nebula? What tragic events forged her unbreakable allegiance to her dark lord? And how does Korath the Pursuer fit in? Then, as Gamora begins her quest for the Orb, learn firsthand why she’s considered the most dangerous woman in the universe! Plus: Relive the Guardians’ solo debuts as Gamora and Star-Lord burst onto the scene, Drax and Iron Man take on Thanos, Rocket Raccoon meets the Hulk – and Groot attempts to enslave Earth! Collecting MARVEL’S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY PRELUDE #1-2, MARVEL’S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY INFINITE COMIC #1, IRON MAN (1968) #55, STRANGE TALES (1951) #181, INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) #271, and material from TALES TO ASTONISH (1959) #13 and MARVEL PREVIEW #4.

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FantasyFrontier
FANTASY FRONTIER
Fantasy Frontier is a fantasy board game of airships and exploration for 2 to 4 players with a playing time of 45 to 90 minutes. Each player controls a unique airship with a crew of pioneers. Players manage the actions of these pioneers each turn in an effort to scout the land, gather resources, construct townships, and even battle it out in aerial combat. Creating geographic patterns via tile placement, the players will develop a new world each time they play. Players compete to be the first to score the required number of victory points to win the game. Points are scored by building townships, completing geographic patterns, and fighting their rivals in airship battles!

GalacticStrikeForce
GALACTIC STRIKE FORCE
Galactic Strike Force is a cooperative, deck-building game in which two to six players each take control of a ship and a crew in defense of the galaxy! Dangerous opposition forces threaten to overrun the entire galaxy, and the players must not only build up their ships, but also work together tactically to stop them!
However, this Strike Force is not made up of stalwart defenders, space cops or Volnethian Guardians. In Galactic Strike Force, you play as scoundrels — members of the galactic underworld! Smugglers, space pirates, gun runners, bounty hunters, and information brokers make up the ranks of the Strike Force which has come together to defend the galaxy!
Galactic Strike Force takes about an hour to play and all of the players are engaged throughout the entire game. Rather than having individual turns, each player is constantly acting through the phases of the game, and each ship is in constant peril! As the game progresses, players travel from sector to sector, purchasing powerful tech upgrades for their ships and boosts to help them in battle. Then, after installing the techs, the Strike Force ships engage the opposition ships in battle throughout the galaxy!
Core Game, Guardians of Volneth Expansion, Playmat & Miniatures are available!

Numenera-Miniature-Set
REAPER: NUMENERA MINIATURES
Numenera is a science fantasy roleplaying game set in the far distant future. Humanity lives amid the remnants of eight great civilizations that have risen and fallen on Earth. These are the people of the Ninth World. This new world is filled with remnants of all the former worlds: bits of nanotechnology, the dataweb threaded among still-orbiting satellites, bio-engineered creatures, and myriad strange and wondrous devices. These remnants have become known as the numenera.

FrontierSkies
FRONTIER SKIES
Based on the popular steampunk-themed minigame, Frontier Skies brings players on a tabletop journey through the unique world of Gaia Online. Players will compete to build the finest airship while managing their crew, stockpiling supplies and maintaining their valuable discoveries. In the end, only the most cunning captain can rule the frontier skies as the richest adventurer around!
In more detail, Frontier Skies consists of four seasons, spanning a total of twelve rounds of play. Each round consists of four phases: market, adventure, trade and draw. During the market phase, players compete in an open market to purchase new and upgraded parts for their airship. Purchasing new ship parts improves speed, attack power and cargo capacity, giving players special bonuses and extra space to carry valuable discoveries.

SWAgeofRebellion
STAR WARS: AGE OF REBELLION
Take on the sinister Galactic Empire as a member of the Rebel Alliance. Wage guerilla warfare across the Star Wars galaxy as a solider, or provide crucial intelligence to the Rebels as a cunning spy. Face down legions of stormtroopers, steal secret plans and restricted codes, and stay on target in the fight against the ultimate power in the universe. No matter what role in the Rebellion you take, the fate of the galaxy rests in your hands.
Core Rulebooks & Game Master’s Kit are available!

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Toys / Collectables
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ASH
EVIL DEAD 2 HERO ASH 8IN RETRO AF
NECA
Get your retro fix with this brand new version of Bruce Campbell as Ash from Evil Dead 2! This poseable 8″ figure is dressed in tailored fabric clothing similar to the retro toy lines that helped define the licensed action figure market in the 1970s. Hero Ash is based on his iconic Evil Dead 2 appearance with the infamous chainsaw on his right arm, torn shirt and sawed off shotgun. He comes complete with sawed off shotgun and holster on his back for storage and is entirely faithful to the movie. Blister card packaging with removable protective clamshell and custom illustrated artwork.

FALCON
MARVEL SELECT CAPTAIN AMERICA 2 FALCON AF
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Release! The newest addition to the Marvel cinematic universe is Captain America’s high-flying partner the Falcon, and now the Falcon is the newest Marvel Select action figure! Standing approximately 7 inches tall, this figure depicts the Falcon as he appears in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and features 16 points of articulation. Only available at specialty stores! Designed and Sculpted by Gentle Giant!

BATMAN
ARKHAM ASYLUM JOKER HARLEY BATMAN SCARECROW AF 4 PK
DC COMICS
Three of the most dangerous inmates of Arkham Asylum unite to take down Batman. Based on the designs of the hit Batman: Arkham Asylum videogame comes this action figure 4-Pack with new deco!
SCARECROW – 6″
BATMAN – 6.75″
HARLEY QUINN – 6.6″
THE JOKER – 6.6″

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Open 4th of July from 11-6!

Come on by! We’re here until 6 pm today!

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Emerald City Newsletter for June 27th, 2014

Emerald City has gaming events all through the month of July!

July 3rd,  10th, 17th, 24th & 31st – Living Card Game Nights
July 5th & 25th – DC HeroClix War of Light Month One
July 12th – EC Board Game Night
July 15th – Pathfinder Society of Florida Bi-Weekly Sessions
July 19th – Tampa Area Gaming Society Event
July 25th – Warmachine/Hordes Steamroller Event

For full details, check out our Events page on Facebook, and on emeraldcitycomics.com, or stop by the store and ask one of our team members!

The events room is available for open gaming during store hours as well!

 

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Click here for new releases!

 

 

 

Featured Comic Books:

 

amazingworldofgumball

AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL #1 MAIN CVRS
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Frank Gibson (A) Tyson Hesse (CA) Missy Pena, Zachary Sterling
WHY WE LOVE IT: Not only to we get to work with some of our favorite creators on this project, but nothing these days has the mixed-media look of THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL, and we are the lucky ones who get to bring it to comics!
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Popular webcomic creators Frank Gibson (TINY KITTEN TEETH) and artist Tyson Hesse (BOXER HOCKEY) bring the wacky adventures of Gumball and his friends to comics for the first time!
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Gumball, Darwin, and all of their friends take on the world of comics! Gumball thinks he’s the coolest kid on the block, but his little sister Anais begs to differ, and Darwin just wants to keep them all out of trouble. There’s always another adventure to be had in their mixed-up world!

 

newavengersannual

NEW AVENGERS ANNUAL #1 ANMN
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Frank J. Barbiere (A/CA) Marco Rudy
• The Incursions aren’t the only horrors threatening to end the world!
• DOCTOR STRANGE has faced the impossible time and again as an Avenger and the Sorcerer Supreme, but when he is called upon to fulfill an old debt to an enclave of techno-monks high in the Himalayas, even the good doctor may be beyond his limits!
• Written by acclaimed young writer Frank J. Barbiere (Five Ghosts, The White Suits) and illustrated by the illustrious Marco Rudy (Swamp Thing, Marvel Knights: Spider-Man), this oversized annual is one you won’t want to miss!

 

outcast

OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #1 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Robert Kirkman (A) Paul Azaceta, Elizabeth Breitweiser (CA) Paul Azaceta
NEW HORROR SERIES FROM THE WALKING DEAD CREATOR ROBERT KIRKMAN!
Kyle Barnes has been plagued by demonic possession all his life and now he needs answers. Unfortunately, what he uncovers along the way could bring about the end of life on Earth as we know it.

 

savagehulk.

SAVAGE HULK #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W/A/CA) Alan Davis
AN ALL-NEW SERIES!!!
Alan Davis writes and draws a blockbuster story pitting the HULK against… the X-MEN!?!?! Learn the startling secret of Professor Xavier’s connection to Bruce Banner! Guest starring the Leader and the Abomination!

 

superman

SUPERMAN #32
DC COMICS
(W) Geoff Johns (A/CA) John Romita, Klaus Janson
“THE MAN OF TOMORROW” chapter 1! A NEW ERA for SUPERMAN begins as Geoff Johns takes the reigns – and he’s joined by the legendary super-talent of John Romita, Jr. in his first-ever work for DC Comics as they introduce Ulysses, the Man of Tomorrow, into the Man of Steel’s life. This strange visitor shares many of Kal-El’s experiences, including having been rocketed from a world with no future. Prepare yourself for a run full of new heroes, new villains and new mysteries! Plus, Perry White offers Clark a chance to return to The Daily Planet!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

 

beforewatchmentp

BEFORE WATCHMEN OZYMANDIAS CRIMSON CORSAIR TP
DC COMICS
(W) Len Wein, John Higgins (A) Jae Lee & Various (CA) Jae Lee, John Higgins
Writer Len Wein and artist Jae Lee delve into the mind of the smartest man in the world: Ozymandias. How does one grow up to become the world’s smartest man? Adrian Veidt begins his journey, both spiritual and physical, that will one day make him one of the most pivotal players in the world changing events of WATCHMEN. This volume collects BEFORE WATCHMEN: OZYMANDIAS #1-6, “Curse of the Crimson Corsair,” and BEFORE WATCHMEN: DOLLAR BILL #1.

 

deadbodyroadtp

DEAD BODY ROAD TP (APR140512) (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Justin Jordan (A/CA) Matteo Scalera
The men involved in his wife’s death must now die. All of them.

This volume collects the entire DEAD BODY ROAD miniseries, a bruising story of one man’s revenge and the dark road he travels.

 

disenchanted

DISENCHANTED TP VOL 01 (MR) (C: 0-1-2)
AVATAR PRESS INC
(W) Simon Spurrier (A/CA) German Erramouspe
SIMON SPURRIER welcomes you to Vermintown! The smash-hit webcomic is collected for the first time! Nobody gives a crap about the little people any more. Once they were the mainstay of folklore: goblins, leprechauns, pixies, and fey. But now? Dispossessed, forgotten, doubting even their own traditions, they’ve trickled into Vermintown: a vast and vile city of a million inch-tall malcontents. Sprawling through an abandoned subway station deep beneath London, here myth has given way to sleaze, drugs, gangland violence and interracial hatred. Vermintown is where magic went to die. What ever happened to magic? Disenchanted answers that question with all the ugliness of the fairy slums in this first chapter of the collected webseries disenchantedcomic.com.

 

mylittleponytp

MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER TP VOL 01
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Alex De Campi & Various (A) Carla Speed McNeil & Various (CA) Andy Price
Four tales dedicated to exploring the magic of friendship. First Applejack and Pinkie Pie enter a baking contest, then The Cutie Mark Crusaders team up with Discord, Spike enlists Princess Celestia to help him find a birthday present, and finally Twilight Sparkle and Shining Armor chase down a mysterious ghost.

 

extinctionparade

EXTINCTION PARADE TP VOL 01 (MR)
AVATAR PRESS INC
(W) Max Brooks (A/CA) Raulo Caceres
The best-selling Zombie writer in history finally unleashes an all-new horror epic! Be ready for the summer’s biggest graphic novel event as millions of zombie fans come looking for with the collected first chapter of MAX BROOKS’ EXTINCTION PARADE! One of the founders of the zombie renaissance, Max Brooks has sold millions of books in dozens of languages. His first book The Zombie Survival Guide not only singlehandedly jump-started the zombie prep subculture, its graphic novel companion Recorded Attacks debuted as #1 on the New Times Bestseller list. His second book World War Z (already a multi-million copy NYT bestseller in its own right) was adapted by Brad Pitt into one of the biggest blockbuster movies of 2013. Now Brooks takes the zombie genre to a whole new level with his new illustrated series Extinction Parade featuring stunningly rendered art by super-star RAULO (Crossed, Captain Swing) CACERES. Building on the seed of his hit 2010 short story, Brooks has crafted a truly epic series. Not only does Extinction Parade’s multilayered depth and meticulously researched detail raise it to the standard of his previous work, it also introduces fans to an entirely new, fresh and terrifying subgenre: Vampires Vs Zombies. As humans wage their loosing fight versus the hoards of the subdead, a frightening realization sets in with the secretive Vampire race: our food is dying off. This is the story of Vampires decent into all-out war with the mindless hungry hordes of the zombie outbreak as humanity tries to survive them all. Three species in mortal conflict. This is how a species dies. The collected edition contains the entire first chapter of this epic tale including Extinction Parade issues #1-5, and a blood-soaked cover gallery!

 

 

 

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Games
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Pandante
PANDANTE
Pandánte is a gambling game played by the Pandas of the Pandalands in the Fantasy Strike universe. In this game, lying is okay. (Humans use the softer term “bluffing”.) You can lie about which abilities you have access to, and you can lie about whether your cards are strong enough to win the pot! And if you win a pot by lying, you gain the favor of a Panda Lord. Be careful, though, because other players can call you out on your lies for fun and profit.

Each round (called a “gambit”), players try to build the best hand they can from their two private cards and five community cards, similar to gameplay in Texas Hold’em Poker. Over the course of a gambit, players bet several times while making claims about how good their hands are and using abilities to influence the game. Each suit gives access to a different ability and if you don’t have the one you need, just lie about it and hope you get away with it.

You can play Pandánte as a social game with a definite win condition and no player elimination, or you can play it as an ongoing gambling game in which players are eliminated when they lose their money, like in Poker. You could even play with real money if you’re Panda enough.

 

SevenSwords
SEVEN SWORDS
Seven honorable and brave samurai, aided by a handful of frightened villagers, are the only defenders of the village. Will you help these villagers to fend off bandits, or will you command the thieves to steal all the rice you can and punish the insolent peasants?

Seven Swords is a game for two players in which one player controls seven samurai and the villagers to try to repel the attack of the evil villains while the other player controls the bandits who try to steal all the rice they can and destroy the village. The game lasts 18 turns, after which the player with the most victory points (VPs) wins. The samurai player begins the game with the VPs in the villagers’ houses and rice stores, and the bandit player must attack peasant houses and steal rice to acquire these VPs. The bandit player can also earn extra points if he eliminates the samurai in combat.

 

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PATHFINDER ADVENTURE CARD GAME: SPIRES OF XIN-SHALAST ADVENTURE DECK
Confront cannibal spirits, the champions of a fallen empire, and the Runelord of Greed with the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Spires of Xin-Shalast Adventure Deck.

This 110-card expansion to the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords Base Set includes new locations, monsters, villains, loot, and more, as well as 5 new scenarios that constitute the complete Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Spires of Xin-Shalast Adventure Deck.

 

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STAR WARS X-WING: WAVE 4
In the game’s fourth wave of starship expansions, you’ll find exciting technological advances and a host of upgrades for your fleets. You’ll also gain the opportunity to fly four of the most recognizable starships from the expanded Star Wars universe: the Z-95 Headhunter, TIE defender, E-wing, and TIE phantom!

X-Wing is firmly rooted in its core principles of dramatic space dogfights. Now, after the last two waves of starship expansions have added light freighters, transport vessels, and bombers to the game’s high-energy battles, this fourth wave of starship expansions once again features four dedicated dogfighters.

 

 

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HARLEY

BATMAN BLACK & WHITE HARLEY QUINN STATUE
DC COMICS DESIGNED BY BRUCE TIMM & SCULPTED BY JON MATTHEWS
The fun-loving, psychotic, Arkham Asylum doctor turned-inmate Harley Quinn joins the best-selling Batman Black & White line with this stunning statue designed by the character’s co-creator, award-winning animator, artist, and producer, Bruce Timm!
Limited Edition of 5,200 * Measures Approximately 7.4″ Tall

 

BUCKROGERS
BUCK ROGERS 1/9 SCALE WV 1 AF SET
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
Buck Rogers, the classic pulp science fiction hero, returns with an all-new series of 1/9-scale figures!

 

SIMPSONS
SIMPSONS TREEHOUSE OF HORROR MINI FIG
BEAUTIFUL PLASTIC
From Kidrobot! This horrifyingly fun special feature Simpsons series features 12 frightful figures that are based on the “Treehouse of Horror” specials and are guaranteed to give you the chills! Blind mystery box packaging.

 

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DC COMICS NEW 52 EARTH 2 BATMAN, GREEN LANTERN, AND FLASH
DC COMICS
Based on designs by EARTH 2 artist Nicola Scott, this is the latest action figure line from DC Collectibles, featuring three heroes who are familiar yet somehow different: Batman, The Flash, and Green Lantern!
* BATMAN – 6.75″
* GREEN LANTERN – 6.75″
* THE FLASH – 6.75″
EACH FIGURE SOLD SEPARATELY

 

DEATHSTROKE
POP HEROES DEATHSTROKE PX VINYL FIG
FUNKO
A Previews Exclusive! Longtime Teen Titans arch-villain and current foil to TV’s Arrow, Deathstroke, is captured as this cute POP! vinyl figure.

 

TITANSRETRO
DC TEEN TITANS RETRO 8-IN AF SERIES 1
FIGURES TOY COMPANY
Each 7-inch Teen Titans action figure is an exact replica of its original ’70s counterpart, right down to the retro-styled cloth costumes. With 10 points of articulation, these young heroes are ready for adventure! Series 1 features Wonder Girl, Kid Flash, Speedy, and Aqualad. Collector-friendly blister card packaging.

 

BATMANRETRO
BATMAN RETRO 8-IN AF SERIES 3
FIGURES TOY COMPANY
Figures Toy Company presents the third series in their new line of “World’s Greatest Heroes!” featuring classic Batman characters! Each new 8-inch action figure is an exact replica of its original ’70s counterpart, right down to the cloth clothing and retro-styling. With 16 points of articulation, you can pose them in any heroic position! Choose from: Batman (with removable cowl), Robin (with removable mask), Batgirl, and Alfred Pennyworth. Each figure comes in a reusable plastic protective case with full-color backing card.

 

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Cosplay Celebration & Contest! Newsletter 6/20/14

COSPLAY CELEBRATION & CONTEST – SATURDAY, JUNE 21ST!

On Saturday, June 21st, Emerald City will be hosting a special cosplay event, hosted by Batwoman* and Hulkling*! Come to Emerald City on the 21st, from Noon-2pm and 4-6pm in your best cosplay, and enter our Facebook contest!

Every cosplay participant on the 21st will receive 10% off your total purchase!
You don’t have to do anything other than show up in costume to receive 10% off your entire purchase!
Note that to qualify, your cosplay MUST reflect an actual established character (instead of a “comic reader,” in other words), and there will be children in the store, so it must be all-ages appropriate, please.

Enter our Facebook contest by having your photo taken with Batwoman and/or Hulkling in the store, tag yourself on Facebook and post it to Emerald City’s Facebook page.

Then, get your family and friends to “Like” your pic! The pictures with the most likes by midnight, Monday, June 30th will win a:

$25 EC gift certificate for 1st place!
$10 EC gift Certificate for 2nd place!
$5 EC gift certificate for 3rd place!

All ages can participate! The sale will last ALL DAY Saturday, but remember, the Facebook contest is from Noon-2pm and from 4-6pm!

Put on your best cosplay and come to EC for a day of super cosplay fun!

* Scheduled to appear. Personal appearances and events may change without notice. Contact Emerald City for updates.

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Click here for new releases!

Featured Comic Books:

harley quinn
HARLEY QUINN #7
DC COMICS
(W) Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti (A) Chad Hardin (CA) Amanda Conner
Welcome to Ladies’ Night, where Harley gets her butt kicked by Big Bertha Bensonhurts at the roller derby, starts a massive bar fight and teams up with Poison Ivy to find out who hired all those pesky assassins!

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WINTERWORLD #1
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Chuck Dixon (A/CA) Butch Guice
Winter is coming early! All new stories based on the Chuck Dixon/Jorge Zaffino classic! The apocalyptic international comics sensation of an Earth turned to an icy hell is back with Dixon returning to script and Butch Guice doing some of the best work of his illustrious artistic career as they take on the bleak and frozen future. Follow Scully and Wynn from their icy home of Wintersea into a killing wasteland where the coldest place is the human heart.

elektra
ELEKTRA #3
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Haden Blackman (A/CA) Michael Del
• The seductress of the sai makes the hunt look easy–but this might be one quest Elektra’s not prepared for.
•  Further plunging into the deep crevices of the Marvel Universe, her quest for Cape Crow becomes murkier, as the hit is not what it seems.
•  Will Elektra do what she’s never done before–and protect the mark?

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WICKED & DIVINE #1 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Kieron Gillen (A) Jamie McKelvie, Matthew Wilson (CA) Matthew Wilson, Jamie McKelvie
Every ninety years, twelve gods incarnate as teenagers. They are loved. They are hated. In two years, they are dead. The team behind critically thermonuclear floor-fillers Young Avengers and PHONOGRAM reunite to start a new ongoing superhero fantasy with a beautiful oversized issue. Welcome to THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, where gods are the ultimate pop-stars. But remember: just because you’re immortal, doesn’t mean you’re going to live forever.

Featured Graphic Novels:

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ALL NEW X-FACTOR TP VOL 01 NOT BRAND X
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Peter David (A) Carmine Di (CA) Jared K. Fletcher
X-Factor is back – like never before! Serval Industries – one of the world’s most trusted names in electronics, and a leader in cutting-edge internet and weapons technology – has just unveiled their newest contribution to society: the All-New X-Factor! Led by the mutant mistress of magnetism, Polaris, the team uses its corporate backing for the betterment of society. But with her half-brother Quicksilver, notorious thief Gambit and more by her side, can Polaris trust that her corporate masters really have good intentions? Especially when X-Factor is meant to help people, but one of their own holds a dark secret? (Hint: it’s Gambit.) Be there as the team learns the sinister truth behind Techno Inc., takes on former friends Danger and Warlock, and more! Experience the All-New X-Factor – brought to you by Serval Industries! Collecting ALL-NEW X-FACTOR #1-6.

amazingxmen
AMAZING X-MEN TP VOL 01 QUEST FOR NIGHTCRAWLER
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Ed McGuinness
An amazing new era for the X-Men starts here, courtesy of superstars Jason Aaron and Ed McGuinness! Ever since Nightcrawler’s death, the X-Men have been without their heart and soul. But after learning their friend may not be gone, after all, it’s up to Wolverine, Storm, Beast, Iceman, Northstar and Firestar to find and bring back the fan-favorite fuzzy blue elf! Can the heroes save Nightcrawler’s soul from his father, the evil Azazel, when they find themselves separated and split between Heaven and Hell? Pushed over the edge, the Beast gives into his savage side even as Nightcrawler rallies the X-Men to take on Azazel and his hellish hordes! Must one of the team make the ultimate sacrifice? Guest-starring Nightcrawler’s mother, Mystique! Collecting AMAZING X-MEN (2013) #1-6.

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BEFORE WATCHMEN COMEDIAN RORSCHACH TP
DC COMICS
(W) Brian Azzarello (A/CA) Lee Bermejo, J. G. Jones
Writer Brian Azzarello brings his gritty, nuanced storytelling to these two unforgettable characters. COMEDIAN, featuring art by J.G. Jones (FINAL CRISIS, Wanted), plants the famed war hero within the context of modern American history, as we discover the role he played in the Vietnam War and the Kennedy assassination. In RORSCHACH, Azzarello teams with artist Lee Bermejo (JOKER, LUTHOR) to show how one of the most dangerous vigilantes the comics world has ever seen became even darker. Collects BEFORE WATCHMEN: COMEDIAN #1-6 and BEFORE WATCHMEN: RORSCHACH #1-4.

Velvet
VELVET TP VOL 01 BEFORE THE LIVING END (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Ed Brubaker (A/CA) Steve Epting
SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE!
From the bestselling creators of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” comes this smash-hit spy thriller with a unique new twist!
When the world’s greatest secret agent is killed, all evidence points to Velvet Templeton, the personal secretary to the Director of the Agency. But Velvet’s got a dark secret buried in her past… because she’s also the most dangerous woman alive.

NEIL GAIMAN’S THE TRUTH IS A CAVE IN THE BLACK MOUNTAINS: A TALE OF TRAVEL AND DARKNESS WITH PICTURES OF ALL KINDS
Illustrator: Eddie Campbell
Beautifully illustrated by renowned artist Eddie Campbell, this is a four-color edition of Neil Gaiman’s award-winning novelette “The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains” — a haunting story of family, the otherworld, and a search for hidden treasure. The text of The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains was first published in the collection Stories: All New Tales. This gorgeous full-color illustrated book version was born of a unique collaboration between writer Neil Gaiman and artist Eddie Campbell, who brought to vivid life the characters and landscape of Gaiman’s story. In August 2010, The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains was performed in the concert hall of the Sydney Opera House to a sell-out crowd—Gaiman read his tale live as Campbell’s magnificent artwork was presented, scene by scene, on large screens. Narrative and art were accompanied by live music composed and performed especially for the story by the FourPlay String Quartet.

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adventuremaximus
ADVENTURE MAXIMUS!
Adventure Maximus! is a game where kids can easily create a character, plan and run adventures, find treasures and be heroes of their imagination.
Adventure Maximus! inspires creativity, problem solving and provides quality face time with other human beings rather than staring into computer screens all with the help of dice and cards (by using dice and cards it gives the kids that extra toy value to keep them at the table).
Adventure MAXIMUS! is a card based, introductory Role Playing Game for players 8 years-of-age and up. Players can take on roles from eight different races. Working together as a famous “Adventure Company” based in the fantastic, post-apocalyptic world of Ex-Machina where they can become heroes of legend.
When there is trouble, or innocent people need protection from the fierce creatures that populate Ex-Machina, they call on Adventure Companies to save the day!

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DOCTOR WHO: ADVENTURES IN TIME AND SPACE LIMITED EDITION RULEBOOK
Imagine you could go anywhere. This world or countless others, encountering strange alien races, new cultures or hostile environments. Now imagine you could travel to any time. Meet Queen Elizabeth I (and maybe marry her!), discover the secrets under the Tower of London, watch the Moon landing (from the Moon!) or travel into the far future as humanity spreads to the stars. Where would you go?
With the Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space roleplaying game, the power is in your hands! You can go anywhere or anywhen in the universe. It’s not going to be easy. It’ll probably be dangerous. The universe is a hostile place, full of Daleks, Zygons, Sontarans, Weeping Angels, Cybermen, Silence, Silurians and worse. There will be fear, heartbreak and excitement, but above all, it’ll be the trip of a lifetime.
Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space has been written to appeal to both the experienced and first-time gamer. The game is suitable for 2 or more players aged 10 to 1200.

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ASCENSION: REALMS UNRAVELED
Ascension: Realms Unraveled is a deck-building game in which players acquire cards from a central pool, then place those cards in their discard pile to be shuffled into their deck for later use; creatures also show up in that shared card pool, and players can combat them to earn victory points (VPs) and possibly other benefits, such as the ability to remove less useful cards from their deck or to banish cards from the pool that others might find useful. The game ends once all the available VPs have been claimed or the shared deck of cards runs out.
Ascension: Realms Unraveled, part of the Ascension deck-building game series, is both a standalone game for 2-4 players (with solitaire rules included, too) and an expansion that can be combined with any other Ascension game to support up to six players.

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EIGHT MINUTE EMPIRE
Build an empire and conquer the land in around eight minutes!
In Eight-Minute Empire, 2-5 players take turns selecting a card from six displayed. The card gives a good, and also has an action that the player takes immediately. Actions help players take over the map, but sets of goods are worth points at the end of the game, so players have to balance the two aspects.
Eight-Minute Empire is the super-quick area control game with tough decisions. It’s easy to learn and perfect for when you only have a few minutes.

ISTANBUL
ISTANBUL
There’s hustle and bustle at Istanbul’s grand bazaar as merchants and their assistants rush through the narrow alleys in their attempt to be more successful than their competitors. Everything must be well organized: wheelbarrows must be filled with goods at the warehouses, then swiftly transported by the assistants to various destinations. Your goal? Be the first merchant to collect a certain number of rubies.
In Istanbul, you lead a group of one merchant and four assistants through 16 locations in the bazaar. At each such location, you can carry out a specific action. The challenge, though, is that to take an action, you must move your merchant and an assistant there, then leave the assistant behind (to handle all the details while you focus on larger matters). If you want to use that assistant again later, your merchant must return to that location to pick him up. Thus, you must plan ahead carefully to avoid being left with no assistants and thus unable to do anything…

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MUNCHKIN LEGENDS
Raid the world of myth and legend! Crush every foe you meet. Backstab your friends and steal their stuff. Grab the treasure and run.
Munchkin Legends is the new Munchkin card game about legendary adventure…with none of that stupid roleplaying stuff. You’ll defeat mythic monsters and grab fabled magic items! Don the Death Mask and Achilles’ Heels. Wield Thor’s Hammer…or maybe the Magic Bassoon. Start by slaughtering the Heebie-Jeebies and Johnny Zucchiniseed, and work your way up to the Kraken…

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PAGODA
Pagoda is a two-player only game in which players compete to build multiple layers of up to six pagodas. Each player has five face-up and two face-down colored cards, and they use these cards to build colored pillars and levels of the pagoda. Once a pillar has been placed on the ground floor, all other pillars placed must be of the same color. When someone places the fourth pillar on a level, he places a floor tile of the pillars’ color on top, with this tile have colored dots to indicate which color of pillar can be placed on top.
Players score points each time they place a pillar, with a pillar on ground level being worth one point, a pillar on the second floor two points, and so on. When a player places a floor tile, he gains one point as well as two actions associated with that color on his individual action board. The fourth floor tile is placed upside-down to show only one colored dot. Two pillars can be placed on this dot, each worth five points, and once placed the pagoda is finished. After three pagodas are finished, players finish the round, then the player with the most points wins.

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VALLEY OF THE KINGS
When you die, you can take it with you!
Take on the role of Egyptian nobles at the time of the pharaohs, preparing for death and burial in the Valley of the Kings. Players want to fill their tombs with food, canopic jars, statues, amulets and other treasures, and to do so they acquire cards that are laid out in the shape of a pyramid; the higher the card on the pyramid, the more expensive it is to buy — but when lower cards are purchased, the pyramid crumbles, lowering prices on the cards that fall. The pyramid resets each round with new offerings.
You score only for cards that you remove from your deck and stash in your tomb, so if you keep using valuable cards for their effects and don’t entomb them before the game ends, you could lose out on big points! Whoever collects the most valuable artifacts in her tomb wins.

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FIREFLY: OUT TO THE BLACK – BROWNCOAT PACK
Aimin’ to do a little more misbehavin’ in Firefly: Out to the Black? You’re in luck – now you can expand your game with the Firefly: Out to the Black – Browncoat Bonus Pack, which introduces a new mission called a Big Job, and adds more than 15 new cards, makin’ for excitin’ new gameplay and thrillin’ heroics! Shiny!

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FIREFLY: OUT TO THE BLACK – SERENITY PACK
Think you’ve mastered the ‘verse in Firefly: Out to the Black? Well, not so fast my friend as you can now expand your game with the Firefly: Out to the Black – Serenity Bonus Pack, which adds more than 15 new cards that are focused on the characters you have in play. Will Jayne get greedy and hump the mission, or will River be able to read the hidden cards before they get played? You never know what may happen when you’re out in the black!

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MARIO
SUPER MARIO BROS MARIO S.H.FIGUARTS AF
TAMASHII NATIONS
From Tamashii Nations. At last, Tamashii Nations is proud to introduce the world’s first advanced articulated figure of Super Mario! S.H.Figuarts advanced articulation allows for precise posing to bring the intense video game action to your fingertips. The S.H.Figuarts Mario set features a “? Block,” coin, coin stand, and super mushroom. Separately sold diorama play sets allow you to expand your Mario world!

ALIENS KAI
ALIENS COLONIAL MARINES PLAY ARTS KAI LURKER AF
SQUARE ENIX INC
From Square Enix! Based on SEGA’s best-selling Aliens: Colonial Marines, a first-person shooter set in the world of FOX’s Alien film series, Square Enix recreates the xenomorphs seen in the game with their new Aliens: Colonial Marines Play Arts ~Kai~ Figures. These figures feature exquisite design, multiple points of articulation, and stunning poseability. Choose from the Lurker Alien and the Spitter Alien. Window box packaging. Both figures come with a display stand.

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MARVEL SELECT AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 AF
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys release! The Amazing Spider-Man is back in an all-new big-screen adventure, and  he’s also back in the hit Marvel Select line! This 7-inch-scale figure depicts Spidey in his brand-new costume, and features 16 points of articulation. Comes packaged in display-ready Select packaging with spine reference artwork. Designed and sculpted by Gentle Giant!

DESTRO
DESTRO SIXTH SCALE FIGURE
SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES
Hailing from a long line of savvy war profiteers, James McCullen, a.k.a. Destro XXIV is the head of M.A.R.S. Industries an expert arms supplier to the COBRA terrorist organization. The Sideshow Collectibles Destro Sixth Scale Figure comes aptly equipped with an array of deadly, technologically advanced gear and accessories. His detailed fabric costume is complete with vest and long jacket for warmth in the Scottish Highlands, and around his neck hangs Destro’s ruby medallion, a treasured family crest. His belt with pistol harness keeps a chrome pistol conveniently by his side and arm gauntlets house both miniature rockets and hand grenades to keep enemies at bay. Concealed within his communications case is a secret panel that removes to reveal a laser pistol…for use with shadier clientele. Regardless of his true agenda, behind the beryllium steel mask lies a shrewd weapons dealer who serves as a valuable asset to any ally who can afford his wares.

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GHOSTBUSTERS STAY PUFT MARSHMALLOW MAN BANK
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Release!  That’s right, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man is back for more in the form of this eleven-inch vinyl bank featuring the break-out star of the Ghostbusters movie franchise!  Protect your spare change inside one of the most destructive other-worldly apparitions ever to capture our imaginations – just don’t cross the streams!

 

BIGCHAP

ALIEN BIG CHAP S.H.MONSTER ARTS AF
TAMASHII NATIONS
From Tamashii Nations. Thirty-five years after the original Alien motion picture, Tamashii Nations is proud to announce its next ambitious S.H.MonsterArts project with the S.H.MonsterArts Big Chap action figure. Developed from the ground up to replicate poses from the Alien film the overall style dictated by the long arms and legs of the actor inside the suit, and the finely detailed sculpting of the suit itself as designed by Geiger, are replicated in the product in exquisite detail. Big Chap’s distinctive translucent head carapace is rendered with a separately-molded semi-translucent part, allowing the precision-sculpted skull beneath to show through. The bone-like tail is built from 18 individually jointed segments for enhanced detail and the tip employs die-cast metal for enhanced weight and realism. Figure set also features interchangeable hand parts and special display stand. Figure stands 7″ tall. Window box packaging.

JLWAR
JUSTICE LEAGUE WAR AF
DC COMICS
These new action figures inspired by the upcoming animated movie Justice League War are part of the first wave of an all-new line from DC Collectibles!
•  SUPERMAN – 6.75″
•  SHAZAM! – 6.75″
•  THE FLASH – 6.75″
•  GREEN LANTERN – 6.75″
•  WONDER WOMAN – 6.75″

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