EC GARAGE SALE!


Saturday, November 16th from 11am to 6pm
(store remains open until 8pm)

It’s time once again for an EC favorite! Our Garage Sale is back, and we’ve got lots of new additions for you to pick up, at prices that are sure to make you smile! Shop our displays of DEEP, DEEP DISCOUNTS on…

  • BACK ISSUE COMICS!
  • BOOKS!
  • TOYS!
  • GAMES!
  • COLLECTIBLES & MORE!

Tables will be filled with lots of collectables, fan favorites, storage-held merchandise, and overstock items at our lowest prices ever!

Now is the perfect time to get those items you may have missed, finish your collections, or find new treasures for your next obsession!

$1 OFF RED MOTHER #1 DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF RELEASE!


Offer valid from DECEMBER 11TH THROUGH THE 17TH!
(Price will be automatically reduced at the register; does not combine with any other discounts)

RED MOTHER #1
BOOM Studios
Written by Jeremy Haun
Illustrated by Danny Luckert

$3.99 – ONLY $2.99 FOR THE FIRST WEEK!

Jeremy Haun returns to his The Beauty roots as he teams with Danny Luckert, hot off Regression, for a new psychological horror series.
After losing her eye and the man she loves in a brutal mugging, Daisy McDonough is left trying to put the pieces of her life back together. Just when she begins to think she can heal- move on, she begins to see strange things through her new prosthetic eye. And The Red Mother sees her in return.
Continuing BOOM! Studios’ string of successes, The Red Mother follows Faithless, Once & Future, and Something is Killing the Children for a new original series that examines the dangers that hide in plain sight – and the consequences of digging beneath the surface to find the truth underneath.

Why It’s Cool:
“Before the horror starts, you need a character, and for that horror to truly hit home, that character needs to feel real. Daisy McDonough feels real, with a career moving along, and a relationship about to move to the next level. Life is good. Until the horror starts. The first flash is over before you can blink; in comics it only takes a page, sometimes less, to lose everything, and while Daisy doesn’t lose everything, she loses plenty, with no answers in sight. Most of this first issue is taken up with her trying to process and cope with this loss, and as we near the end she seems to be making progress. You’re rooting for her because you hope that if she can find her way through the pain and the misery, then you might be able to as well, y’know, if you were in her shoes. But this is a horror comic, so nothing is easy and nothing is simple, and every step forward just means that, inevitably, what’s coming next is going to be far, far worse. And the Red Mother is coming.”
-Edward Uvanni, Comics Omnivore Director

Q&A with Jeremy Haun and Danny Luckert:
https://comicsomnivore.com/redmother1

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EC BOOK CLUB: VISION BY TOM KING COMPLETE COLLECTION TP!

EC BOOK CLUB: VISION BY TOM KING COMPLETE COLLECTION TP!
Wednesday, January 8th from 6:30pm to 7:30pm

The Emerald City Book Club normally meets the FIRST WEDNESDAY of the month from 6:30-7:30 pm, in “The Hub” at the center of the store, to chat about the featured book. This time, it’s the SECOND WEDNESDAY because the first is New Year’s Day. We usually begin each meeting with a “Comics 101” slideshow giving some historical, artistic, or social background on the book, and then we dive right into discussion!

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

January’s featured book is…

VISION BY TOM KING COMPLETE COLLECTION TP
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Tom King (A) Gabriel Hernandez Walta, Michael Walsh
A super hero story like no other. He was created to kill the Avengers – but he turned against his “father.” He found a home among Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and love in the arms of the Scarlet Witch – but it didn’t end well. Now, the Vision just wants an ordinary life – with a wife and two children, a home in the suburbs, perhaps even a dog. So he built them. But it won’t end any better. Everything is nice and normal – until the deaths begin. Tom King and Gabriel Hernandez Walta confound expectations in their heartbreaking, gut-wrenching, breathtaking magnum opus – collected in all its Eisner Award-winning glory.

*** This book is available NOW, and will be 20% OFF through the January 8th Book Club meeting!

$1 OFF BLACK STARS ABOVE #1!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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New Comics & Books 11/13/2019

Click here for the full list of new releases!

Featured Comics:

FALLEN ANGELS #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Bryan Edward Hill (A) Szymon Kudranski (CA) Ashley Witter
THE DAWN DOES NOT BREAK FOR ALL!
Psylocke finds herself in this new world of Mutantkind unsure of her place in it… but when a face from her past returns only to be killed, she seeks help from others who feel similar to get vengeance. Cable and X-23 join Kwannon for a personal mission that could jeopardize all Mutantkind!

 

FAMILY TREE #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Phil Hester & Various
SERIES PREMIERE! When an eight-year-old girl literally begins to transform into a tree, her single mom, troubled brother, and possibly insane grandfather embark on a bizarre and heart-wrenching odyssey across the back roads of America in a desperate search for a way to cure her horrifying transformation before it’s too late.
But the farther they get from home, the more forces threaten to tear the family apart as fanatical cults, mercenaries, and tabloid Paparazzi close in, determined to destroy the girl-or use her for their own ends.
A new genre-defying series written by New York Times bestselling author JEFF LEMIRE (GIDEON FALLS, ASCENDER) and illustrated by acclaimed artist PHIL HESTER (Shipwreck, Green Arrow), FAMILY TREE combines mystery, action, and horror into an epic story about the lengths a mother will go to in order to keep her children safe.

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New Games! 11/8/2019

CLUE: DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS

WHO has been slain and replaced by a monster in disguise, WHAT was the murder weapon, WHERE is the magical device that holds the answers?

The original roleplaying game that has defined the genre for decades and is now more popular than ever!

Art based on 5th edition

 

 


TOY STORY OBSTACLES AND ADVENTURES

Toy Story: Obstacles and Adventures reimagines players as the iconic toys from the film — Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Bo Peep and Rex — who need to work together to overcome hazards and bring about a happily-ever-after ending.

Similar to Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle, Toy Story: Obstacles and Adventures features six boxes of cards, each representing a different movie from the treasured property. As each box is unlocked, the content from the associated movie or short is introduced to the game, adding beloved characters like Hamm and Mr. Pricklepants to the mix, as well as obstacles and antagonists to battle, including Sid, Prospector Pete, and many more.

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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 11/8/19

Avengers keys!

Which Avengers keys, you ask?

My, my! Aren’t we anxious to know what this week’s featured books are?

Patience, my friends, patience.
All will be revealed in time…

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Avengers #196, first appearance of Taskmaster, Very Fine (8.0), $125.

 

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EC BOOK CLUB: SAGA VOL 5 BY BRIAN K VAUGHAN AND FIONA STAPLES!


Wednesday, December 4th from 6:30pm to 7:30pm

The Emerald City Book Club meets the FIRST WEDNESDAY of the month from 6:30-7:30 pm, in “The Hub” at the center of the store, to chat about the featured book. We usually begin each meeting with a “Comics 101” slideshow giving some historical, artistic, or social background on the book, and then we dive right into discussion!

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

This month’s featured book is…

SAGA VOL 5 BY BRIAN K VAUGHAN AND FIONA STAPLES
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Brian K. Vaughan (A/CA) Fiona Staples
While Gwendolyn and Lying Cat risk everything to find a cure for The Will, Marko makes an uneasy alliance with Prince Robot IV to find their missing children, who are trapped on a strange world with terrifying new enemies.

…and a special EARLY ANNOUNCEMENT for the January Book Club selection, which is expected 11/13/19 – and will be 20% OFF from then through the January 8th Book Club meeting! (moved to the 2nd Wednesday in January for New Year’s Day)

VISION BY TOM KING COMPLETE COLLECTION TP
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Tom King (A) Gabriel Hernandez Walta, Michael Walsh
A super hero story like no other. He was created to kill the Avengers – but he turned against his “father.” He found a home among Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and love in the arms of the Scarlet Witch – but it didn’t end well. Now, the Vision just wants an ordinary life – with a wife and two children, a home in the suburbs, perhaps even a dog. So he built them. But it won’t end any better. Everything is nice and normal – until the deaths begin. Tom King and Gabriel Hernandez Walta confound expectations in their heartbreaking, gut-wrenching, breathtaking magnum opus – collected in all its Eisner Award-winning glory.

New Toys & Collectibles for 11/05/2019!

ONE PUNCH MAN 7IN SAITAMA AF
TMP TOYS / MCFARLANE’S TOYS

From TMP/Mcfarlane’s Toys. Saitama is a guy who’s a hero for fun. This 7″ Saitama Action Figure features a highly detailed sculpt and ultra articulation with 22 moving parts and full range of motion! Figure comes in window boxed collector packaging with 2 heads: normal and serious; and 2 sets of hands: relaxed and fists.

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Recommendations for New Books & Comics expected JANUARY 2020!

Here are the comics and graphic novels that caught our attention in this month’s Previews!

To ensure that you get these books when they arrive, please call the store at 727-398-2665, or email our Books & New Comics Merchant at comics@emeraldcitycomics.com, to add these books, comics, and/or series to your in-store subscription!

Don’t have a subscription? It’s easy – sign up for at least three monthly comic book series, and stop by at least once a month to purchase them! Fill out a subscription form next time you’re at EC!

Any book or comic marked “ECMBG!” is part of our “Emerald City Money Back Guarantee!” We stand behind these books and comics 100%! If you’re not satisfied, return them within two weeks for a FULL REFUND!

From the Previews Catalog #374, NOVEMBER 2019 (for books arriving mainly in JANUARY 2020)…

PROTECTOR #1 – ECMBG!
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Simon Roy, Daniel M. Bensen (A) Artyom Trakhanov & Various (CA) James Stokoe
SERIES PREMIERE! From SIMON ROY (Prophet), Sideways Award-winning author DANIEL M. BENSEN (Junction), ARTYOM TRAKHANOV (UNDERTOW), JASON WORDIE (GOD COUNTRY), and HASSAN OTSMANE-ELHAOU (Red Sonja) comes a sci-fi adventure equal parts Conan the Barbarian, Mad Max, and The Expanse.
Of all the tribes that dwell in the hot ruins of far-future North America, the Hudsoni reign supreme, but even they fear and obey the godlike Devas. When the Devas warn of an old-world demon in the conquered city of Shikka-Go, Hudsoni war chief First Knife decides to deal with the threat personally.

 

 

 

SEX CRIMINALS #26
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Matt Fraction (A/CA) Chip Zdarsky
NEW STORY ARC!
* THE SERIES? It’s back.
* JON AND SUZE? Also back.
* THE BANK? MUST BE TAKEN DOWN.
* THIS ARC? THE LAST. Gasp!
* BULLET LISTS? How do you turn them off in Microsoft Word
The highly anticipated return of the #1 New York Times bestselling humor/romance series SEX CRIMINALS kicks off its final story arc. Praised for its emotionally compelling characters, taut storytelling, and comedic genius, Time Magazine called it “the best comic of the year” upon launch. Since its debut, SEX CRIMINALS has garnered coverage from such mainstream media outlets as Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, NPR, and The Washington Post and won multiple awards.
SEX CRIMINALS follows the adventures of Suzie and Jon-a couple who discover they can stop time when they have sex. This final chapter sees the reunion of writer MATT FRACTION (NOVEMBER, Hawkeye) and CHIP ZDARSKY (THE WHITE TREES, Daredevil).

 

 

 

THOR #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Donny Cates (A) Nic Klein (CA) Olivier Coipel
A BRAND-NEW, SUPERSTAR CREATIVE TEAM TAKES THE KING OF ASGARD TO NEW REALMS OF GLORY!
The prince is now a king. All Asgard lies before Thor, the God of Thunder. And after many months of war, the Ten Realms are finally at peace. But the skies above the Realm Eternal are never clear for long. The Black Winter is coming. And the God of the Storm will be powerless before it.

 

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New Comics & Books for 11/06/2019!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

Featured Comics:

UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Charles Soule, Scott Snyder (A) Giuseppe Camuncoli, Daniele Orlandini (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli
SERIES PREMIERE! This November, New York Times bestselling writers SCOTT SNYDER (WYTCHES, A.D.: AFTER DEATH) and CHARLES SOULE (CURSE WORDS, the forthcoming novel Anyone) will team up with artists GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI (The Amazing Spider-Man, Darth Vader, Hellblazer) and DANIELE ORLANDINI (Darth Vader) and 2019 Eisner Award-winning colorist MATT WILSON (THE WICKED AND THE DIVINE, PAPER GIRLS) to embark on an epic adventure in the brand-new ongoing series, UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY!
In this special oversized first issue, readers will journey into the near future, and an unknown nation that was once the United States of America-a land that’s become shrouded in mystery after walling itself off from the rest of the world without explanation over thirty years ago. When a team seeking a cure for a global pandemic breaches U.S. borders, they quickly find themselves in a struggle to survive this strange and deadly lost continent!

 

X-FORCE #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Ben Percy (A) Joshua Cassara (CA) Dustin Weaver
THE HIGH PRICE OF A NEW DAWN!
X-Force is the CIA of the mutant world-one half intelligence branch, one half special ops. Beast, Jean Grey and Sage on one side, Wolverine, Kid Omega and Domino on the other. In a perfect world, there would be no need for an X-Force. We’re not there…yet.

 

LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #1
DC COMICS
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Ryan Sook
Welcome to the 31st century! Inspired by the acts of and lessons learned from the greatest heroes of all time, the Legion of Super-Heroes have gathered together to stop a galaxy from repeating its past mistakes. The greatest lineup of heroes in comic book history returns with new, fresh, and reader-friendly stories!
Eisner Award-winning writer Brian Michael Bendis reteams with master artist Ryan Sook (Action Comics) for one of the most ambitious mainstream comic books ever created! Why have the Legion of Super-Heroes broken the cardinal rule of the United Planets and inducted Jon Kent, a.k.a. Superboy, into the Legion? What are they hiding? And what does it have to do with Aquaman’s long-lost trident?

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LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY / DR. WHO DAY!

Saturday, November 23rd from 11am to 8pm

On this day in 1963, the British science-fiction television show DOCTOR WHO first premiered! We’re celebrating with a double give-away…

A FREE DOCTOR WHO random BLOCKS figure AND a DOCTOR WHO – 13TH DOCTOR comic book for the first 100 Guests!

FREE ‘FROZEN’ STICKERS for our younger Guests!

It’s also LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY (LCSD) – the day celebrating the independent spirit of local comic book specialty shops, and EC is a proud participant! Join us for a day of prizes and special purchases, as we celebrate your support of local business!

Shop for SPECIAL LCSD-EXCLUSIVE ITEMS! (Quantities are VERY limited!)

FREE all-day raffle to win* a LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY PRIZE PACK!

The prize pack consists of a number of LCSD-EXCLUSIVE COMICS:
(please note that some of these comics are intended for mature readers)

  • ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #5 ARTIST VARIANT
  • CROW: HARK THE HERALD #1 SEELEY
  • DOCTOR WHO 13TH DOCTOR HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1
  • HAZEL & CHA CHA SAVE CHRISTMAS – TALES OF THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY
  • INVADER ZIM TREASURY EDITION
  • KILLADELPHIA #1
  • OVER THE ROPES #1
  • SUPER DINOSAUR #1 SPECIAL EDITION
  • WALKING DEAD: ALIEN


* One entry per person, please. No purchase necessary to enter! Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number or email given on the entry ballot. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible. All winners must collect their prizes within 2 weeks of the drawing date. EC reserves the right to alter / substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur.

New Games! 11/1/2019

MARVEL CHAMPIONS LCG: CORE SET

Iron Man and Black Panther team up to stop Rhino from rampaging through the streets of New York. Captain Marvel and Spider-Man battle Ultron as he threatens global annihilation. Do you have what it takes to join the ranks of these legendary heroes and become a champion?

Jump into the Marvel Universe with Marvel Champions: The Card Game, a cooperative Living Card Game for one to four players!

Marvel Champions: The Card Game invites players embody iconic heroes from the Marvel Universe as they battle to stop infamous villains from enacting their devious schemes. As a Living Card Game, Marvel Champions is supported with regular releases of new product, including new heroes and scenarios.

 

 


ARKHAM HORROR: FINAL HOUR

You arrived too late to stop the loathsome rite, and a monstrous, transdimensional Ancient One tears through reality. An iridescent rift slashes across the darkened skies, heralding the nightmarish creatures that pour into the hallowed buildings of Miskatonic University. As howls and screams cut through the night, there is only one path left for your fearless investigators—hold back the horde long enough to somehow reverse the summoning.

Arkham Horror: Final Hour is a fully co-operative, fast-paced board game for one to four players. An endless tide of monsters sweeps across the Miskatonic University campus, and you must hold them back, all while searching desperately for the ritual components you need to put an end to this insanity. Playable in under 60 minutes, your fate depends on cooperation between you and your fellow investigators. The odds against you are astronomical, but if you don’t succeed, this will indeed be the final hour for Arkham…and the world.

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EC SIGNING: ANDREA & ROBERTO MOLINARI WITH ROB ANDERSIN!


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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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GET $1 OFF “20XX #1” DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF RELEASE!

GET $1 OFF “20XX #1” DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF RELEASE!
Offer valid from December 4th through the 10th!
(Price will be automatically reduced at the register; does not combine with any other discounts)

20XX #1
Image Comics
Written by Lauren Keely & Jonathan Luna
Illustrated by Jonathan Luna
$3.99 – only $2.99 during its first week!
From JONATHAN LUNA (ALEX + ADA, GIRLS, THE SWORD) and LAUREN KEELY, in her writing debut, comes an all-new ongoing series!
This sci-fi thriller for mature readers imagines a not-so-distant future-a world of norms and syms, divided by fear. Syms, a small percentage of the population with telekinetic abilities, form gangs to survive. But division only breeds more division, and Mer and Nuon experience this firsthand as they become entangled in the often dramatic, sometimes violent, but always complex social landscape of sym gang rivalries in Anchorage, Alaska.

Why It’s Cool:
“What happens when change is forced on us? Not just any change mind you, but something major, life altering, world altering change, the kind that’s completely beyond your control? How do you cope, and beyond just coping, how do you move forward? Now imagine that this change involves telekinetic powers, gang violence, and a world that would rather you didn’t exist at all.  Set in a near future that feels pulled from 2019, this is the world of 20XX and just a sampling of the questions that Keely and Luna are dealing with. And if the last page of issue one is any indication of where the series is headed, things are going to get messy for everyone involved.“
-Edward Uvanni, Comics Omnivore Director

Q&A with Lauren Keely and Jonathan Luna

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GAMING IN NOVEMBER 2019!

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

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

 

11/2 – NO EVENT

 

 


11/6 – POINT SALAD

Point Salad is a fast and fun card drafting game for the whole family. There are over 100 ways to score points. Players may use a variety of strategies and every game of Point Salad is unique!

Cards come in six different types of veggies, and the back of each card has a different scoring method. So for instance, one scoring method may award 2 points for every carrot you have, but deduct a point for every onion. By drafting combinations of veggies and point cards that work for your strategy, you can amass the most points and win.

 

 


11/9 – DINOSAUR ISLAND

In Dinosaur Island, players will have to collect DNA, research the DNA sequences of extinct dinosaur species, and then combine the ancient DNA in the correct sequence to bring these prehistoric creatures back to life. Dino cooking! All players will compete to build the most thrilling park each season, and then work to attract (and keep alive!) the most visitors each season that the park opens.

Do you go big and create a pack of Velociraptors? They’ll definitely excite potential visitors, but you’d better make a large enough enclosure for them. And maybe hire some (read: a lot of) security. Or they WILL break out and start eating your visitors, and we all know how that ends. You could play it safe and grow a bunch of herbivores, but then you aren’t going to have the most exciting park in the world (sad face). So maybe buy a roller coaster or two to attract visitors to your park the good old-fashioned way?

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New Comics & Books for 10/30/2019!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

Featured Comics:

EXCALIBUR #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Tini Howard (A) Marcus To (CA) Mahmud Asrar
A NEW DAWN IS FORGED!
The Otherworld is rocked by war! It is a new era for mutantkind as a new Captain Britain holds the amulet, fighting for the Kingdom of Avalon with her Excalibur at her side – Rogue, Gambit, Rictor, Jubilee…and Apocalypse.

 

JOKER KILLER SMILE #1
DC COMICS
(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Andrea Sorrentino
Everyone knows The Joker doesn’t have the most promising history with psychotherapists. In fact, no one’s even been able to diagnose him. But that doesn’t matter to the confident, world-beating Dr. Ben Arnell; he’s going to be the one to unravel this unknowable mind. There’s no way The Joker could ever get through the therapeutic walls Ben has built around himself. Right? There’s no way The Joker’s been entering his house at night…right? There’s no way The Joker has stood over his son’s bed, and put that book in his hands, the one with the, the, the…
The Eisner-nominated creative team of Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino (GREEN ARROW, Gideon Falls) reunite for a psychological horror story where nothing is as it seems, your eyes can’t be trusted and Mr. Smiles is waiting behind the basement door.
Wait, who’s Mr. Smiles? Prestige Format Size 8.5 x 10.875

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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 10/25/19

X-Men keys this week folks.

I know that you like these people so come and get ’em!

These never last long so don’t hesitate or it will be TOO LATE!!

Uncanny X-Men #129, first appearance of Kitty Pryde and Emma Frost, Very Fine/Fine (7.0), $100.

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New Games! 10/25/2019

DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS: TYRANNY OF DRAGONS

Avert the cataclysmic return of Tiamat in this adventure for the world’s greatest roleplaying game.

In an audacious bid for power, the Cult of the Dragon leads the charge in an unholy campaign to bring Tiamat back to Faerûn. Alongside their dragon allies and the Red Wizards of Thay, they sweep from town to town, laying waste to all those who oppose them and gathering a hoard of riches for their dread queen.

The threat of annihilation has become so dire that groups as disparate as the Harpers and Zhentarim are banding together to fight the cult. The heroes must succeed, or Faerûn will succumb to draconic tyranny. In the end, the world will never be the same.

Features two adventures (Hoard of the Dragon Queen and The Rise of Tiamat) are bound together with a fresh new cover with spectacular art by Hydro74 and Features concept art providing insight into the creative process when crafting this fantastical adventure. Complete with errata and a reworked opening chapter.

 

 

GOD OF WAR: THE CARD GAME

Ragnarök is coming. The fate of all existence is at stake. Is destruction inevitable, or are there ways to avoid ultimate cataclysm? The Norns, mystical beings of great power, have decided they will not go quietly into oblivion and have turned their attention to the well of Fate, Urðr, in order to find any possible way to stop Ragnarök. Looking deep into the swirling waters, they can foresee which potential combination of heroes, villains, battles, victories, and defeats might stop the end of all that is known — but will they find the right combination in time? Is there any true path to salvation at all? They must hurry and seek the true way through, before all is lost.

In God of War: The Card Game, players take on the role of the Norns as they try different combinations of heroes and events in order to stop Ragnarök. Each game is a new attempt to find the right key to saving Midgard from destruction. Players must work together, embodying mighty heroes such as Kratos, Mimir, Atreus, Brok and Sindri, and Freya. They will fight enemies and bosses from the popular God of War video game, but combined and remixed in exciting new ways, creating unique “What if…?” scenarios each time they play. If they succeed, the way forward has been secured and Ragnarök can be halted. Failure means the Norns will have to try again as only death and destruction lay along that particular path.

Each quest in God of War: The Card Game is made up of a mosaic of cards that recreate monsters and locations from the video game. Each quest’s mosaic is different, and each card is double-sided, depending on whether a section has been destroyed or not, and each has special rules that go into effect when it is face up on the tabletop. Learning how each quest is won, as well as what strategy to employ, is key to victory.

As players progress, earlier quests have an effect on what comes after them. At certain points along their path, players must choose which quest they will complete. Completing one might grant a bonus, but quests left untouched result in dire permanent consequences as the players move forward. These choices and challenges lead to new strategies, making it so no two games of God of War: The Card Game are alike.

Heroes in the game have several elements that make them unique. Each comes with their own dashboard that explains their special abilities and health totals, in addition to tracking the number of cards a player can keep in their hand from round to round. Tokens are used to keep everything clear as heroes gain and lose health and build up their power so they can unleash a mighty special attack. Heroes begin the game with a unique starting deck of cards that will be augmented from additional decks as the game progresses. Players can construct their deck to focus on their strengths or look for ways to generalize their approach, preparing for future quests that lie ahead. Each hero also has a unique standee that indicates which portion of the mosaic they are facing. With multiple heroes from which to choose, numerous ways to build their deck, and various different quests to attempt, each game of God of War: The Card Game will be a new experience that will echo throughout eternity.

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New Comics & Books for 10/23/2019!!!

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Featured Comics:

MARAUDERS #1 DX
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Matteo Lolli (CA) Russell Dauterman
THE X-MEN SAIL AT DAWN!
Even in this glorious new dawn, Mutantkind faces hardships and oppression from their human counterparts. Led by Captain Kate Pryde and funded by Emma Frost and the Hellfire Trading Company, Marauders Storm, Pyro, Bishop and Iceman sail the seas of the world to protect those hated and feared!

 

BATMAN SUPERMAN #3
DC COMICS
(W) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) David Marquez
“Who are the Secret Six?” part three! Is Superman the newest member of the Batman Who Laughs’ Secret Six? It certainly looks that way, and Batman may be powerless to stop the Man of Steel and his own demented doppelgänger. The Dark Multiverse’s most dangerous Bruce Wayne is loose in our world, and he has our world’s greatest superhero at his side. Who do you turn to when there’s no one to trust?

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