THE MANDALORIAN SIGNING WITH ‘GEKKO’ – DOMINIC PACE!

Saturday, August 7th at 11am

 

Dominic Pace is the actor who portrayed the bounty hunter Gekko in the first and third chapters of The Mandalorian – and you can meet him on Saturday, August 7th, here at EC! Pace is a lifelong Star Wars fan, and described his time on set and in costume as one of the coolest experiences of his lifetime.

 

We will be using tickets and the Telegram app to make the signing easy and safe for everyone involved! How it works:
  • Come to the store to get your ticket, which is just your number in line (1 ticket per group of family/friends). Tickets will be available in-store starting at 11am the Saturday before the signing (7/31), through the day of the signing. Please note: a ticket does not guarantee a chance to meet our Special Guest – we estimate there will be enough time to accommodate about 100 groups (or a bit more if our Special Guest is able to stay later). We will announce the final ticket number for which there is time, near the end of the event.
  • You will need to install the Telegram Messenger app and join the group “EC20210807” to look for your group’s ticket number to be called. You can install the app using these the QR code on your ticket, or now using these links:
  • The EC Team will use the app to call out to the Telegram Group what ticket number is coming up (once you are 10 tickets away, make sure you are in your car in the parking lot; once you are 5 tickets away, come to the door to be ready to enter – please maintain 6-foot distancing from other groups). Please do not park in the lot or enter the store until your number is around 10 away from the current ticket called, so that there is enough space for the Guests who have been called in already.

 

Dominic’s price list:
  • $25 print signed
  • $30 Beskar signed
He will have a new comic book available at the signing, featuring Gekko’s backstory!
There will be 4 variant covers:
  • 1 signed for $30
  • 2 for $50
  • 3 for $75
  • 4 for $100

Gekko – The Bounty Hunter #1 comic book synopsis:
After barely surviving the Battle for the Bounty, Gekko is on the hunt once again. Taking a job hunting down a familiar face, the bounty hunter stumbles upon a horrifying secret – one that brings back painful memories and old enemies.

 

Dominic Pace’s Star Wars info can be found at…

 

You can find him on social media at…

 

Agents of SLABS will be here to accept CGC autograph and grading submissions!
http://agentsofslabs.comLevel10 Certification Services will be here to facilitate Certificates of Authenticity!
https://level10certification.com

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2021!

Saturday, August 14th from 11am to 8pm

In 2020, the COVID pandemic turned Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) into Free Comic Book Summer. In 2021, FCBD will jump forward in time to Saturday, August 14th, so that vaccinations and other COVID-defeating measures will allow the event to run at that time. FCBD 2022 is expected to return to the first Saturday in May!

Join us Saturday, August 14th, when ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY will get FREE COMICS!
(Each Guest can choose ANY THREE FCBD 2021 comics of their choice!)

We will be using tickets and the Telegram app to make the event easy and safe for everyone involved! How it works:
  • Come to the store to get your ticket, which is just your number in line (1 ticket per group of family/friends). Tickets will be available in-store Saturday 7/17 at 11am through Saturday 8/14 (Free Comic Book Day).
  • You will need to install the Telegram messaging app and join the chat “EC20210814” to look for your group’s ticket number to be called: https://t.me/EC20210814. You can install the app using the QR code on your ticket, or now using these links:
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Windows
  • The EC Team will use the app to call out to the Telegram Group what ticket number is coming up (once you are 10 tickets away, make sure you are in your car in the parking lot; once you are 5 tickets away, come to the door to be ready to enter – please maintain 6-foot distancing from other groups). Please do not park in the lot or enter the store until your number is around 15 away from the current ticket called, so that there is enough space for the Guests who have been called in already.
Our little parking lot fills up QUICKLY during a big event! The big circle on this overhead map is the best place to park on a Saturday or Sunday, across 113th Avenue and just a bit down the street. If the lots are full (or on a weekday), please park along the sides of the road, avoiding entrances and mailboxes. DO NOT park in the grass of other businesses, please (you can park in the grass on our property!).

*** WARNING: SOME BUSINESSES WILL TOW YOUR VEHICLE IF YOU PARK IN THEIR GRASS OR IN FRONT OF ENTRANCES OR MAILBOXES! ***

These are the comics to choose from (while supplies last):

 

PLUS, all Guests will SAVE 25% on ALL BOOKS & GRAPHIC NOVELS, ALL DAY LONG!

 

AND, all Guests can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* one of FIVE COMPLETE SETS OF EC’s FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2021 COMICS! 

 

ALSO, meet comic book creators SCOTT REED and ANTHONY HARY and FILIPE BERGSON from 11am to 2pm!  (They may stay later, if able).

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New Comics & Books For 7/28/21!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

 

Featured Comics:

SUPERMAN SON OF KAL-EL #1
DC Comics
(W) Tom Taylor (A/CA) John Timms
Jonathan Kent has experienced a lot in his young life. He’s traveled the galaxies with his Kryptonian grandfather and lived in the future with the Legion of Super-Heroes, who were intent on training him for the day his father, Clark Kent, could no longer be Superman. There is a hole in the Legion’s history that prevents Jon from knowing exactly when that will happen, but all signs point to it being very soon. It’s time for the son to wear the cape of his father and bear the symbol of hope that has told the world who Superman really is. Join writer Tom Taylor (Nightwing, DCeased) and artist John Timms (Infinite Frontier) as they usher in a whole new era for the House of El!

 

AMAZING FANTASY #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W/A/CA) Kaare Andrews
EXPERIENCE THESE HEROES LIKE NEVER BEFORE!
Red Room Black Widow, teenage Spider-Man, World War II Captain America – the most iconic versions of your favorite Marvel characters from across time and space all wake up on an island of intrigue, darkness and…Amazing Fantasy. Are they dead? Are they dreaming? Or have they truly been transported to another fantastical realm? And is there any way for them to return home?
This isn’t just a love letter to your favorite Marvel eras, it’s a reinvestment in the seminal characters you’ve always loved, plucked from their quintessential timelines. Brought to you by KAARE ANDREWS, this is the one you’ve been waiting for, True Believers… It’s one Amazing Fantasy for the ages!

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New Comics & Books for 7/21/21!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

 

Featured Comics:

MOM MOTHER OF MADNESS #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Emilia Clarke, Marguerite Bennett (A) Leila Leiz (CA) Jo Ratcliffe
Game of Thrones superstar EMILIA CLARKE debuts an EXTRA-LENGTH, THREE-ISSUE MINISERIES! The mayhem begins with Maya, under-the-weather scientist by day, over-the-top superhero by night, and badass single mom 24/7. Deadpool action and Fleabag comedy collide when Maya activates her freakish superpowers to take on a secret sect of human traffickers. Mature readers only! Comedy and chaos await in the first of three 40-page issues by the glamorous artist of Horde, LEILA LEIZ!

 

BLUE & GOLD #1
DC Comics
(W) Dan Jurgens (A/CA) Ryan Sook
Desperate to regain the spotlight, Booster Gold looks to attract the public’s (and Justice League’s) attention the same way any washed-up, second-rate hero would—social media. The not-so-tech-savvy hero from the 25th century enlists the help of his best friend, Blue Beetle, who possesses both the money and the brains to help his old pal navigate the scary world of internet influencers. Watch out, evildoers, our heroes are live and online! Don’t miss Dan Jurgens’s triumphant return to Booster Gold with the help of all-star artist Ryan Sook (Legion of Super-Heroes), telling a tale filled with heart and maybe even redemption for DC’s two favorite underdogs!

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NEW COMICS & BOOKS 7/14 !!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

EXTREME CARNAGE SCREAM #1

MARVEL COMICS

(W) Clay McLeod Chapman (A) Chris Mooneyham (CA) Skan

SCREEEEEAM!
SCREAM: CURSE OF CARNAGE writer Clay McLeod Chapman returns to the character to lend his lethal sensibilities to EXTREME CARNAGE!
Andi Benton has always been a fighter, and that’s never been truer than since she bonded to the Scream symbiote a few months ago. But even after ABSOLUTE CARNAGE and KING IN BLACK, Andi has never had to fight like this – and, worse still, if she can’t save her symbiote from whatever unseen force is affecting it, she might have to do it alone…

 

 

 

 

JOKER #5 CVR A GUILLEM MARCH

DC

(W) James Tynion IV, Matthew Rosenberg, Sam Johns (A) Francesco Francavilla, Sweeney Boo (CA) Guillem March
The never-before-seen tale of The Joker’s first night in Arkham Asylum is finally revealed! When a lunatic in a clown suit tries to poison Gotham City’s reservoir and is placed in Arkham Asylum before his trial, Detective Jim Gordon realizes something’s different about this new inmate that could forever change the future of Gotham. Backup: Rising-star artist Sweeney Boo joins the series as things get worse and worse for Punchline and Bluebird. Punchline’s prison war against the Queen of Spades escalates, and no prisoner at Blackgate Penitentiary will be exempt from choosing sides. And after barely escaping death at the hands of Punchline’s former accomplice, will Bluebird have the will to continue her investigation and find the mysterious woman from Punchline’s past who has the answers she’s looking for?

 

 

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EC BOOK CLUB – SAGA VOL 8 BY BRIAN K VAUGHAN & FIONA STAPLES!


Sunday, August 1st from 4:30 to 5:30pm

The Emerald City Book Club meets the FIRST SUNDAY of the month from 4:30 to 5:30pm in our Events Room, to chat about the featured book. We sometimes begin the meetings 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).

You can purchase the discounted book in-store or online:
https://shop.emeraldcitycomics.com/collections/ec-book-club-selection

This month’s featured book is…

SAGA TP VOL 08
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Brian K. Vaughan (A/CA) Fiona Staples
After the traumatic events of the War for Phang, Hazel, her parents, and their surviving companions embark on a life-changing adventure at the westernmost edge of the universe.

NEW COMICS & BOOKS 7/07/21 !!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

 

Featured Comics:

X-MEN #1 – 2021
MARVEL COMICS
“THESE X-MEN ARE… FEARLESS! The heroes of Krakoa are here to save the planet! Things might be complicated between the nation of Krakoa and the rest of the world, but to the X-MEN, things are simple – you do what’s right, you protect those who need protecting and you save the world we all share. Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Sunfire, Rogue, Wolverine, Synch and Polaris are the chosen champions of mutantkind, and they will not shrink from any battle for their home planet. Writer Gerry Duggan (MARAUDERS, DEADPOOL, UNCANNY AVENGERS) reteams with superstar artist Pepe Larraz (HOUSE OF X, X OF SWORDS, UNCANNY AVENGERS) to chart the course of the X-Men in a world of the Reign of X! Rated T+ (W) Gerry Duggan (A/CA) Pepe Larraz”

 

SKYBOUND X #1
IMAGE COMICS
“Celebrate a sensational 10 years of Skybound with a cavalcade of your favorite creators and all-new stories of your favorite series past, present, and future! Each issue of this oversized, weekly series will kick off with a new chapter of a serialized THE WALKING DEAD story – RICK GRIMES 2000 – by ROBERT KIRKMAN & RYAN OTTLEY! In addition, we’ll be debuting all-new series and characters every issue, starting with the first appearance of the most requested WALKING DEAD character of all-time: Clementine, star of the bestselling Telltale’s The Walking Dead video game series! Did we mention new ULTRAMEGA and MANIFEST DESTINY stories?! If you want to know what to expect in Skybound’s next 10 years, it all starts here! (W) Robert Kirkman & Various (A) Ryan Ottley & Various (CA) Ryan Ottley”

 

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Recommendations for New Books & Comics expected SEPTEMBER 2021!

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!

From the Previews Catalog #394, JULY 2021 (for books arriving mainly in SEPTEMBER 2021)…

https://www.previewsworld.com/catalog
http://emeraldcitycomics.com/dc-connect

 

FRONTIERSMAN #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Patrick Kindlon (A) Marco Ferrari (CA) Maurizio Rosenzweig
PATIENCE! CONVICTION! REVENGE! ATRICK KINDLON & MARCO FERRARI eturn with an all-new ONGOING SERIES!
Classic Green Arrow-style adventure blends with the thoughtfulness of Concrete in a super-hero odyssey for mature but uncynical readers! Frontiersman is coaxed out of retirement by an environmentalist group, only to find that being a spokesperson makes him a target for old and new enemies alike! For the super-hero reader looking for me.

 

 

PRIMORDIAL #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Andrea Sorrentino
Mind-bending sci-fi collides with Cold War thriller in this six-issue miniseries by the bestselling and Eisner-winning creative team behind GIDEON FALLS!
In 1957, the USSR launched the dog, Laika, into Earth’s orbit. Two years later, the USA responded with two monkeys, Able and Baker. These animals never returned. But, unbeknownst to everyone, they did not die in orbit…they were taken. And now they are coming home.

 

 

DESTROY ALL MONSTERS HC A RECKLESS BOOK
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Ed Brubaker (A) Sean Phillips, Jacob Phillips (CA) Sean Phillips
The next book in the red-hot RECKLESS series is here!
Bestselling crime noir masters ED BRUBAKER and SEAN PHILLIPS bring us a new original graphic novel starring troublemaker-for-hire Ethan Reckless.
It’s 1988, and Ethan has been hired for his strangest case yet: finding the secrets of a Los Angeles real estate mogul. How hard could that be, right? But what starts as a deep dive into the life of a stranger will soon take a deadly turn, and Ethan will risk everything that still matters to him.
Another smash hit from the award-winning creators of RECKLESS, PULP, MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN JUNKIES, CRIMINAL, and KILL OR BE KILLED-and a must-have for all BRUBAKER and PHILLIPS fans!

 

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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 7/5/21

Hello out there!

 

Sorry for the long hiatus.

Vacation and then recovering from the absenteeism associated with a vacation.

 

Back up and running at full capacity once again!

Comics for your consideration. Marvels, of course ;)

Iron Man #55 British Price Variant, first appearance of Thanos & Drax, Very Fine Plus (8.5), $1,100.

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New Games! 7/2/2021

THE SNALLYGASTER SITUATION: A KIDS ON BIKES BOARD GAME

Something is very wrong in Lakeview. You know it, but nobody believes you, especially not the “adults” who dismiss you for being a kid. You’ve lived here your whole life, but it was only a little while ago that you started to notice the strange sounds at night, and now the new kid at school has vanished. You’re sure that a hideous creature has been unleashed on your town — and it’s up to you to defeat it!

In the co-operative game The Snallygaster Situation, which is based on the Kids on Bikes RPG, you and your best friends must face off against one of four diabolical monsters set on destroying Lakeview — and possibly the entire world! Get on your bikes to search for clues about the monster’s weakness, find the missing kid it has abducted, and end the threat to your hometown. Oh, and watch out for the Federal agents because they can put a real damper on your epic adventure.

In more detail, one player takes the role of the Lost Kid, selecting a card to play each turn that provides clues about their location such as street names, buildings, or landmarks — but the card also dictates how the monsters and the Feds move and attack on the board. You might have the perfect clue to give, but then the monster will attack one of your friends, sending them back to the treehouse and advancing the “doom marker”, i.e., the game’s timer.

The other players are trying to defeat the monster and save their friend. On their turns, they use their rides — skateboard, dirt bike, inline skates, etc. — to search the town, look for clues, use special item cards, and avoid the monster, which might be the Jersey Devil, a Dover Demon, Bloody Mary, or (of course) the Snallygaster. Each monster has a different level of difficulty with unique gameplay elements.

Once the Lost Kid is found, they join their friends to try to defeat the monster.

 

 


KILL DOCTOR LUCKY: 24 3/4TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

Welcome to Lucky Mansion, a sprawling country estate filled with unusual weapons, good hiding places, and craven killers. Killers like you.

The object? To kill Doctor Lucky. The obstacles? For one thing, all your friends would rather do it first. For another, Doctor Lucky is aptly named.

You would think that after being stabbed, poisoned, and poked in the eye, the old man would be long gone. But it’s been nearly 25 years since folks first started trying to kill him, and he keeps coming back stronger than ever.

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New Comics & Books for 6/30/21!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

 

Featured Comics:

PARASOMNIA #1
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Andrea Mutti
From Cullen Bunn (Harrow County) and Andrea Mutti (Prometheus, Starship Down), comes a new dark fantasy tale of two worlds split between dreams and reality.
After his son disappears, a broken-down man braves a nightmarish dreamscape in order to find him-and battle the ruthless cult that seeks to rule the land of dreams as the barrier between realities starts to collapse.
o For fans of The Sixth Gun, Harrow County, and Locke & Key.

 

GREEN ARROW 80TH ANNIVERSARY 100-PAGE SUPER SPECTACULAR #1 DC Comics
(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Dan Mora
CELEBRATING THE EMERALD ARCHER’S 80TH ANNIVERSARY! For the last eight decades Green Arrow has been one of the premier (and loudest) characters in the DCU, always at the forefront of where the superhero genre is headed. This over-sized anniversary issue follows in those footsteps, as an all-star lineup of Green Arrow creators, alongside some of the gifted creators of the modern era who have been inpsired by Oliver Queen, unite to pay tribute to the Battling Bowman. See what the past, present and future have in store for Oliver Queen, Black Canary, Connor Hawke, Arsenal, Red Arrow, Speedy, and more in this epic special!

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New Comics & Books For 6/23/21!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

 

Featured Comics:

BATMAN REPTILIAN #1
DC Comics
(W) Garth Ennis (A/CA) Liam Sharp
What strikes fear into the hearts of those who terrorize Gotham? It used to be Batman, but something far more frightening than a mere man stalks the shadows—and it’s after Gotham’s villains. How savage must a monster be to haunt the dreams of monsters? Pick up this dark and bone-chilling tale by comics legends Garth Ennis and Liam Sharp to find out!

 

GAMMA FLIGHT #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Al Ewing, Crystal Frasier (A) Lan Medina (CA) Leinil Francis Yu
SPINNING OUT OF IMMORTAL HULK, BRUCE BANNER’S
GAMMA-POWERED ALLIES GO ON THE RUN!
Gamma Flight had one job: Find and stop the Hulk. But when push came to smash, they sided with the Green Goliath-and the human world intends to make them regret it. Puck, Absorbing Man, Titania, Doc Sasquatch, Dr. Charlene McGowan and a horribly changed Rick Jones are fugitives from every known authority-but a team that full of gamma is bound to break before long. Al Ewing, Crystal Frasier and Lan Medina mastermind a whole new world of gamma!

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New Comics & Books for 6/16/21!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

 

Featured Comics:

STATIC SEASON ONE #1
DC Comics
(W) Vita Ayala (A) ChrisCross, Nikolas Draper-Ivey (CA) Khary Randolph
At long last, the most famous face of the Milestone Universe is making his shocking return! Bullied nerd Virgil Hawkins wasn’t the kind of kid you’d normally find on the streets at a protest—but like everyone else in the city of Dakota, he was fed up. Unfortunately, the first time he stood up to raise his voice, the world turned upside down. The experimental tear gas released that day left some of his classmates maimed or dead…but it left Virgil, and others, with stunning new abilities. Virgil has power inside him now—real power, the ability to channel and manipulate electromagnetic fields. But there’s anger burning inside him, too. What is he supposed to do about all of this? And first and foremost—what is he supposed to do about his bullies, now that they’ve got superpowers too? A dynamic creative team of new comics voices and Milestone Media veterans join forces to open up a new chapter in the story of the most iconic Black teen superhero in comics history.

 

JUPITERS LEGACY REQUIEM #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Mark Millar (A/CA) Tommy Lee Edwards
SPECIAL DOUBLE-SIZED ISSUE!
The next chapter in 2021’s Netflix global phenomenon begins here as MARK MILLAR returns for the sequel to one of his most critically acclaimed series. Chloe and Hutch have gotten married and had more children. The superheroes are working in harmony with humanity and creating a perfect world. But all is not well in the Garden of Eden as the Sampson family gets ripped apart and the secrets of the Netflix show’s mysterious island begin to be revealed. Order big, as this will be a juggernaut!

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VERSUS SYSTEM 2PCG TOURNAMENT!


Sunday, July 18th from 1pm to 4pm

This event will start at 1pm. Please arrive by 12:30 to register and get pairings done.

$5 entry fee, and all players get a foil card!

This will be a “MODERN FORMAT” tournament.

Banned cards
The following cards are not allowed to be played in the Modern Format:

Main Characters

  • Dark Phoenix
  • Kate Pryde
  • Mystique (Legacy set versions only)
  • Outriders

Supporting characters

  • Black Widow (Illustrated Champions)
  • Dark Phoenix
  • Langly
  • Maximus

Plot Twists

  • Parallel Dimension

Equipment

  • The Darkhold

PRIZES!
Organized Play Kit #3 will be used as prize support. First place gets to choose either the acetate card or the playmat. The other will be raffled to a random other player.

  • 1 Acetate Main Character Card
  • 1 Playmat
  • 5 Extended Art Foil Supporting Character Cards (Top Finishers Prizes plus one for Head Judge)
  • 25 Alternate Extended Art Foil Supporting Character Cards (Participation Prizes)

AND … if there are 7 or more players, a $10 EC Gift Certificate will be added to the prizes! Another $10 EC Gift Certificate will be added for every 3 additional players (10, 13, 16, 19, etc). These Gift Certificates will be offered as options for the top players, and/or raffled to a random player if the acetate card and playmat are already taken before the raffle.

To help ensure a safe event for everyone, please wear a face mask and maintain 6-foot social distancing when possible. Thank you for helping keep yourself, our Team, and our Guests safe!

New Comics & Books for 6/9/21!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

 

Featured Comics:

WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Kevin Shinick (A) Rob DiSalvo (CA) Gurihiru
Peter Parker. Spider-Man. Scientist. Troublemaker? Thanks to none other than Tony Stark, a new scientific research station for the teenage heroes of the Marvel Universe has just been completed – and Spider-Man just got an invitation to join! Working alongside some of your favorite faces from the MU and a whole bunch of awesome new gadgets, and with Iron Man keeping an eye on the them, surely everything’s going to go great for the heroes, right?
… Right? Face front, True Believers, and treat yourself to this first issue in an adventure of the WORLDWIDE ENGINEERING BRIGADE!

 

BUNNY MASK #1
AFTERSHOCK COMICS
(W) Paul Tobin (A/CA) Andrea Mutti
A new horror series from the creator of the Eisner-nominated Colder!
Sealed in a cave before the dawn of man, released by a crazed madman, Bunny Mask walks our world once more. But for what dark purpose does she use her unnatural powers? And what’s her connection to Bee Foster, a young girl murdered by her father fourteen years ago? In order to save his life – and his sanity – one man will have to discover the truth of what waits behind the mask.
Writer Paul Tobin (Colder) and artist Andrea Mutti (MANIAC OF NEW YORK, Hellblazer) unleash an eons old legend upon an unsuspecting world – one that’ll make your most horrific nightmare feel like a walk in the park!

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Recommendations for New Books & Comics expected AUGUST 2021!

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!

From the Previews Catalog #393, JUNE 2021 (for books arriving mainly in AUGUST 2021)…

https://www.previewsworld.com/catalog
http://emeraldcitycomics.com/dc-connect

 

ME YOU LOVE IN THE DARK
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Skottie Young (A/CA) Jorge Corona
Writer SKOTTIE YOUNG (I HATE FAIRYLAND, Deadpool, Strange Academy) and artist JORGE CORONA (NO. 1 WITH A BULLET, Super Sons, Feathers) follow up their critically acclaimed series MIDDLEWEST with a brand-new haunting tale. An artist named Ro retreats from the grind of the city to an old house in a small town to find solace and inspiration without realizing the muse within is not what she expected. Fans of Stephen King and Neil Gaiman will enjoy this beautiful, dark, and disturbing story of discovery, love, and terror.

 

 

SECOND CHANCES #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Ricky Mammone (A/CA) Max Bertolini
Second Chances Hotline – call now and get a new identity! All you need is some cash, a proper referral, and a very good reason to start over. When Leblanc, the man behind the hotline, is approached by a shady figure from his past, he’s forced to accept a new client who doesn’t meet any of the requirements – a client with chemically induced amnesia in desperate need of protection. Up-and-coming writer RICKY MAMMONE and artist MAX BERTOLINI (The Witcher, Nathan Never) explode onto the scene with this psychedelic, action-packed, bizarre noir that feels like John Wick punching through an existential French New Wave fever dream.

 

 

TROVER SAVES THE UNIVERSE #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W/A/CA) Tess Stone
For fans of Rick and Morty and Mega Man!
A new limited series filled with mystery, murder, and mayhem from fan-favorite author TESS STONE, set in the world of Rick and Morty co-creator JUSTIN ROILAND’s hit video game series Trover Saves the Universe!
Welcome to the ICJ – Important Cosmic Jobs – where the boss ranks employees, and at the end of each month, the worst employee literally gets the axe. It’s… not a great gig.
But when ICJ’s top eyehole monster winds up dead, the company’s most inept (and rival) employees, Klover and Bo, are falsely accused of his murder and hunted by the Space Cops!
Now they must clear their names and unravel a conspiracy that reaches the very top…that is, if they don’t kill each other first!

 

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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 6/6/21

Cindy Brady: “Marvel, Marvel , MARVEL!”

 

All I sell is Marvel these days!

C’mon man! I DARE someone to come in here and ask me for a non-Marvel key!

PLEASE! I’M BEGGIN’ YA!!

 

A young guy came in the other day and asked me for some Robert Crumb stuff and it made my whole day.

More of that, please?

 

Now will ya’ look at this!

More Mah-vils!

LOOK! They’re right down there!

Amazing Spider-Man #7, second appearance of The Vulture, Very Good/Good (3.0), $399.

 

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EC BOOK CLUB – SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL!

Wednesday, July 7th 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 (or by remote conference on Zoom during the COVID-19 crisis), 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!

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Emerald City is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: EC Book Club – July 7th (part one)
Time: Jul 7, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/75255297117?pwd=WmRzclhUTEt4Q1pMZC9xT1VLeDcxZz09

Meeting ID: 752 5529 7117
Passcode: ecbc

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PART TWO OF THE ZOOM MEETING:

Topic: EC Book Club – July 7th (part two)
Time: Jul 7, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/71875076315?pwd=a2RmdGpoTXFKMDZGaXoyaFBkV3htdz09

Meeting ID: 718 7507 6315
Passcode: ecbc

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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).

You can purchase the discounted book in-store or online: https://shop.emeraldcitycomics.com/collections/ec-book-club-selection

This month’s featured book is…

SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Kurt Vonnegut, Ryan North (A) Albert Monteys (CA) Albert Monteys, Scott Newman
Kurt Vonnegut’s classic adapted in graphic novel form for the first time!
With Kurt Vonnegut’s seminal anti-war story, Slaughterhouse-Five, Eisner Award-winning writer Ryan North (Unbeatable Squirrel Girl) and Eisner Award-nominated artist Albert Monteys (Universe!) translate a literary classic into comic book form in the tradition of A Wrinkle in Time and Fight Club 2.
Billy Pilgrim has read Kilgore Trout and opened a successful optometry business. Billy Pilgrim has built a loving family and witnessed the firebombing of Dresden. Billy Pilgrim has traveled to the planet Tralfamadore and met Kurt Vonnegut. Billy Pilgrim has come unstuck in time.
Slaughterhouse-Five is at once a farcical look at the horror and tragedy of war where children are placed on the frontlines and die (so it goes), and a moving examination of what it means to be a fallible human.

MEET DEADPOOL CREATOR ROB LIEFELD!


Friday, July 9th from 1pm to 7pm

Come celebrate the 30th anniversary of Deadpool & X-Force with their creator (and Cable creator) ROB LIEFELD!

We use tickets and the Telegram app for our big signings, to make them easier and safer for everyone involved! How it works:

  • Come to the store to get your ticket, which is just your number in line (1 ticket per group of family/friends). Tickets will be available in-store starting at 11am Saturday 6/26/2021 through the day of the signing. Please note: a ticket does not guarantee a chance to meet our Special Guest – we estimate there will be enough time to accommodate up to 150 groups (or a bit more if our Special Guest is able to stay later). We will announce the final ticket number for which there is time, near the end of the event.

*** PLEASE NOTE: GUESTS WHO PURCHASE ROB LIEFELD’S VIP “SUPER PACK” FROM HIS WEBSITE WILL RECEIVE PRIORITY FIRST-IN-LINE STATUS! *** (see below for details)

If our parking lot is full, please park along the sides of the road, avoiding entrances and mailboxes. DO NOT park in the grass of other businesses, please (you can park in the grass on our property!).

*** WARNING: SOME BUSINESSES WILL TOW YOUR VEHICLE IF YOU PARK IN THEIR GRASS OR IN FRONT OF ENTRANCES OR MAILBOXES! ***

Use this link to purchase Rob Liefeld’s VIP Super Pack and get Priority first-in-line status:
https://robliefeldcreations.com/shop/vip-package/emerald-city-comics-super-pack

From his website:
“4 signed comics! Priority status! Photo opportunity! The Emerald City Comics Super Pack is the way to go for our signing Friday, July 9th at Emerald City Comics in Clearwater, Florida! You are in the priority VIP Group and receive 2 Exclusive Deadpool/Venom, Deadpool/Venompool variant covers, and both our exclusive Deadpool Nerdy 30 variants! Separately these comics would cost $200 – a savings of $60 as part of the Emerald City Super Pack! Plus a FREE photo op! Best Deal, Best Value! Emerald City Super Pack – $140.00”

Rob Liefeld’s in-store fees (CASH ONLY):
Contact the store at email@emeraldcitycomics.com

*** BUT – EACH GUEST CAN GET 1 COPY OF SNAKE EYES DEADGAME #5 SIGNED FOR FREE! ***
This comic is expected Wednesday 7/7/2021, in two regular covers for $4.99 each and a 1-in-10 incentive variant for $7.99 – all drawn by Rob Liefeld (limit 1 per Guest / group / family).

Agents of SLABS will be here to accept CGC autograph and grading submissions!
http://agentsofslabs.com

New Comics & Books for 6/2/21!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

 

Featured Comics:

NICE HOUSE ON THE LAKE #1
DC Comics
(W) James Tynion IV (A/CA) Alvaro Martinez Bueno
Everyone who was invited to the house knows Walter—well, they know him a little, anyway. Some met him in childhood; some met him months ago. And Walter’s always been a little…off. But after the hardest year of their lives, nobody was going to turn down Walter’s invitation to an astonishingly beautiful house in the woods, overlooking an enormous sylvan lake. It’s beautiful, it’s opulent, it’s private—so a week of putting up with Walter’s weird little schemes and nicknames in exchange for the vacation of a lifetime? Why not? All of them were at that moment in their lives when they could feel themselves pulling away from their other friends; wouldn’t a chance to reconnect be…nice? With Something Is Killing The Children and The Department of Truth, James Tynion IV has changed the face of horror in modern comics — now get ready for his most ambitious story yet, alongside his Detective Comics partner Álvaro Martínez Bueno!

 

WORST DUDES #1 (OF 5)
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Aubrey Sitterson (A/CA) Tony Gregori
The book so dirty it’ll turn your other comics yellow! A dirty cop, a drugged-up back-up dancer, and an angsty adolescent god; the absolute worst dudes in the galaxy are on a raunch-filled hunt for a missing pop star. It’s a hilarious, aggressively weird, willfully vulgar detective story from noted reprobates Aubrey Sitterson (No One Left to Fight, The Comic Book Story of Professional Wrestling) and Tony Gregori (Deuce of Hearts, Karma Police).
o Heavy metal with a humorous bent.

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