• DIVERSITY @ EC! Newsletter 6/26/15
    EC admin 6 days ago

    DIVERSITY @ EC BONUS RAFFLE!!! Saturday, June 27 from 11am to 9pm June is LGBT Month, and St. Pete will host one of the largest Pride events in the southeast this weekend! To celebrate diversity in life - and in comics - EC is holding a special Pride Weekend Raffle! And, in the spirit of tru… Read More

     
    Father's Day SALE! Newsletter 6/19/15
    EC admin 2 weeks ago

    SUPERMAN & STAR WARS FATHER'S DAY WEEKEND EVENT! Saturday, June 20th from 11am to 9pm We know your Dad is Super, so he should have a SUPER Father's Day! And, thanks to EC, he will! And YOU will, too! Join us on Sat., June 20th, for a special Father's Day Weekend celebration, featuring… Read More

     
    Bob Andelman, Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti! Newsletter 6/12/15
    EC admin 3 weeks ago

      PRE-ORDER EC's EXCLUSIVE VARIANT EDITION OF STAR TREK / GREEN LANTERN: SPECTRUM WARS #1 TODAY!!! It's here!!! EC's latest EXCLUSIVE VARIANT COVER (shown below, and LIMITED TO ONLY 1,000 COPIES) from artist ADAM RICHES (the artist of our G.I. Joe exclusive cover), is available for PRE-… Read More

     
    10% OFF ALL GAMES ALL SUMMER!!!
    EC admin 3 weeks ago

    BIG NEWS!!! 10% OFF ALL GAMES - ALL SUMMER LONG!!! ONLY @ EMERALD CITY!!! That's right! Emerald City helps you get into the game ALL SUMMER LONG!!! SAVE 10% ON ALL GAMES & GAMING MERCHANDISE* EVERY DAY, ALL SUMMER!!! This summer-time sale includes everything in our "Games" category, inc… Read More

     
    MY LITTLE PONY Day! Newsletter 6/5/15
    EC admin 4 weeks ago

      MY LITTLE PONY DAY!!! Saturday, June 6th from 11am to 9pm School is out! But EC wants to keep your kids reading all summer long! To help, EC is having a special event! The FIRST 50 GUESTS at 11am ONLY will receive a FREE CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK POSTER! (Each poster will have a rando… Read More

     

DIVERSITY @ EC! Newsletter 6/26/15

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DIVERSITY @ EC BONUS RAFFLE!!!
Saturday, June 27 from 11am to 9pm

June is LGBT Month, and St. Pete will host one of the largest Pride events in the southeast this weekend! To celebrate diversity in life – and in comics – EC is holding a special Pride Weekend Raffle! And, in the spirit of true diversity, EVERYONE is allowed to enter!!!

On Saturday, June 27th, you can enter our Saturday Bonus Raffle for a chance to win* our EC DIVERSITY FAN PACK, featuring…

ALL 6 ENTERTAINMENT EARTH EXCLUSIVE RAINBOW BATMAN POP! VINYLS!!! (The Batsuits are Purple, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange and Pink!)
Plus, Asmodee Games’ TIMELINE: DIVERSITY Edition, BATWOMAN, VOL. 1: HYDROLOGY Paperback, YOUNG AVENGERS VOL. 1: STYLE > SUBSTANCE Paperback, and DC’S MIDNIGHTER #1 Comic!!!
(Please note: The comic and paperbacks are Rated T+, and are intended by the publisher for older teens and adults.)

The drawing will be held on Monday, June 29th @ 11am!

*Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

 

 

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Pokemon League (youth)
Every Sunday from 4pm to 6pm
Ages 8-16

The League cycle is divided into eight seasons, each of which lasts about five weeks and represents Pokémon featured in the new Pokémon X and Pokémon Y games!

When each season begins, you’ll receive a score card. As you participate in League events, you’ll use this card to keep track of your League matches. If you play in enough matches and track them on your scorecard, you’ll earn special code cards for the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online! And, if you meet more specific goals, you can even earn exclusive awards!

Participation includes playing Pokémon TCG games, playing Pokémon video game matches, completing activities, and trading cards.

 

 

WeareRobin

DC YOU ROBIN FAN PACK GIVE-AWAY & TERMINATOR: GENISYS POSTER RAFFLE @ EC!
Wednesday, July 1 from 11am to 9pm

Robin is taking over the DC You-niverse – and EC is taking you along for the ride! Ah-nuhld is back as the Terminator on July 1st – and EC helps you remember he’s back!

On Wednesday, July 1st…
the FIRST 25 GUESTS at 11am & 7pm will receive a “DC YOU” ROBIN FAN PACK consisting of one GRAYSON SPYRAL ID CARD, a WE ARE ROBIN TEMP TATTOO, and a ROBIN: SON OF BATMAN PAPER MASK!!!

PLUS, ALL GUESTS can enter our raffle for a chance to win* 1 of 2 TERMINATOR: GENISYS MOVIE POSTERS!!! (Courtesy of Muvico Sundial 19 & IMAX in Downtown St. Pete!)

The drawing will be on Friday, July 3rd at 11am!!!

 

 

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Hops & Tabletops @ Pair o’ Dice Brewery
Wednesday, July 1 from 7pm to 10pm

It’s the first of the month and your rent can wait to be paid until the 7th! Come on out and Roll the dice @ Pair O’ Dice with Emerald City Comics for a night of boardgames and craft beer!

The Emerald City folks are back in the tasting room of the Pair O’ Dice brewery. So, grab some dice, your favorite game, an appetite for some amazing craft beer, and come on down!

Pair O’ Dice Brewing Co. is located at 4400 118th Ave N #208, Clearwater, FL 33762

 

 

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

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

(Please note: the following featured items were expected to ship, but are not guaranteed to be in-stock in the case of shortages or sell-outs)

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Click here for new releases!

http://emeraldcitycomics.com/new-releases/

Featured Comic Books:

 

ANT-MAN LARGER THAN LIFE 1

ANT-MAN LARGER THAN LIFE #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Will Pilgrim (A) Andrea DiVito (CA) Jeun-Siik Ahn
• Join Hank Pym, a.k.a. ANT-MAN, as he learns that a little experiment can land him in BIG trouble!
•  Can Ant-Man tame something as painfully formidable as the Bullet Ant before it’s too late?! Find out!
•   PLUS: Reprinting Tales to Astonish #27 (the first appearance of Hank Pym) and Tales to Astonish#35 (the first of appearance of Ant-Man in costume)!
Rated T

 

 

GREEN LANTERN THE LOST ARMY 1

GREEN LANTERN THE LOST ARMY #1
DC COMICS
(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Jesus Saiz
Imagine waking up in a strange place where you didn’t recognize anything, and everyone you knew and loved was nowhere to be found. Now imagine that you are a Green Lantern. The rest of the Corps is missing, you don’t know where you are and there’s not a Power Battery to be found for as far as your ring can scan. Where are you? How did you get here? Those are just two of the many questions facing our heroes.
Starring John Stewart, Two-Six, Kilowog and Arisia, and featuring a surprise guest-star we promise you’ll never predict, LOST ARMY is an incredible journey of discovery, survival, morality and heartbreak. Never has the Corps been challenged in this way – and not everyone is going to make it home!

 

 

INVISIBLE REPUBLIC 4

INVISIBLE REPUBLIC #4
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Gabriel Hardman, Corinna Bechko (A/CA) Gabriel Hardman
Starving and homeless on the streets of Maidstone, Maia finds refuge with a charitable stranger. But will she be betrayed when he discovers her identity? After the chaos last issue, will reporter Croger Babb finally catch a break?

 

 

KORVAC SAGA 1

KORVAC SAGA #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Dan Abnett (A/CA) Otto Schmidt
• Lord Michael Korvac governs the Forest Hills, but his domain is threatened by rival lords, chaotic threats from beyond the Wall, and, worst of all, a dark madness that is spreading through the population.
•  Led by the noble Major Victory, Korvac’s loyal Guardians must find the source of the evil before it corrupts the world as they know it.
Rated T+

 

 

RASPUTIN 6

RASPUTIN #6
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Alex Grecian (A/CA) Riley Rossmo
NEW STORY ARC
In the wake of an assassination attempt on a US presidential candidate, a political aide is presented with the fact that he’s Grigori Rasputin, the “mad monk.” How can he still be alive one hundred years later and what’s he been doing all this time?

 

 

WE ARE ROBIN 1

WE ARE ROBIN #1
DC COMICS
(W) Lee Bermejo (A) Rob Haynes, Khary Randolph (CA) Lee Bermejo
Spinning out of the pages of BATMAN! The teenagers of Gotham City have adopted the “R” and made it their own. A new Robin? No, HUNDREDS of new Robins! Don’t miss the start of this new series from rising star writer Lee Bermejo (JOKER, SUICIDERS), who also provides the covers!

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

ALL NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA PREM HC VOL 01

ALL NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA PREM HC VOL 01 HYDRA ASCENDANT
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Stuart Immonen
The spy-fi, high-flying adventures of Sam Wilson – the all-new Captain America – begin here! Hydra has infiltrated society completely, but why? Cap’s new partnership with Nomad is tested as they race to uncover the Sect of the Unknown, but Hydra gathers Steve Rogers’ old rogues’ gallery to take down the new heroes! The all-new Captain America battles Sin and Baron Blood, and uncovers the new Hydra’s ultimate goal – but is it too late? Millions of innocent souls hang in the balance – but broken and nearly dead from Hydra’s gauntlet, can Cap stop the Great Leveling? In the face of Zemo’s atrocities, Sam Wilson will earn his stripes – make the single greatest sacrifice of his life – and he will never be the same again. The stage is set for the Age of Hydra! Collecting ALL-NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #1-6.

 

 

ANT-MAN TP VOL 01

ANT-MAN TP VOL 01 SECOND CHANCE MAN
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Ramon Rosanas (CA) Mark Brooks
Scott Lang has never exactly been the world’s best super hero. Heck, most people don’t even think he’s been the best Ant-Man! And the last guy invented Ultron and joined the Masters of Evil, so that’s saying something. But when Iron Man calls with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, Scott’s going to get a second chance to be the hero he’s always dreamed of becoming! Then, Scott faces off against his old foe the Taskmaster, but who is the mystery villain pulling the strings? And when Ant-Man needs to pull off an impossible break-in, he assembles a new gang…of criminals! Because that’s what heroes do, I guess. Sure, he’s been to prison, had a messy divorce and was…um, dead for a while there. But this time is different! This time nothing is gonna stop the astonishing Ant-Man! Collecting ANT-MAN #1-5.

 

 

RUMBLE TP VOL 01

RUMBLE TP VOL 01 WHAT COLOR OF DARKNESS (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) John Arcudi (A/CA) James Harren
SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE OF $9.99!
A Scarecrow Warrior God walks into a bar…and proceeds to drag a modern American city into a ten-thousand-year-old grudge-match! A bizarre new adventure-complete with boozehound shamans, monster queens, and a football-fetching hydra! Featuring an extended sketchbook section and a few surprises!
Collects RUMBLE #1-5

 

 

WYTCHES TP VOL 01

WYTCHES TP VOL 01 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Scott Snyder (A/CA) Jock
SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE OF $9.99!
When the Rooks family moves to the remote town of Litchfield, NH to escape a haunting trauma, they’re hopeful about starting over. But something evil is waiting for them in the woods just beyond town. Watching from the trees. Ancient…and hungry.
Collects WYTCHES #1-6

 

 

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Games
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Fairytale Gloom

FAIRYTALE GLOOM
The Game of Grim Incidents and Unhappily-Ever-Afters

Let’s face it: Fairy tales are awful. Wolves and old women eat children, giants fall from the sky, and even young girls break-and-enter to steal porridge from unsuspecting families.

In Fairytale Gloom, custom collections of fairy tale characters like Jack, Gretel, Puss in Boots, and Little Red Riding Hood do their best to stay happy, but circumstances conspire to rain woe on their sad, benighted heads.

These heroes become beasts, give up on Grandma, and cry wolf once too often. Even though they look into magic mirrors and kill golden geese, most end their days living in giant shoes… or worse.

Eventually, enough Unhappy Endings come to pass that the game ends. And then? The most miserable collection of characters wins.

Fairytale Gloom is a stand-alone game that’s also compatible with all existing Gloom core games and expansions.

 

 

DoctorWhoVillains

MONOPOLY: DOCTOR WHO VILLAINS
Pass Go… Collect the Most Infamous Doctor Who Villains in Time and Space.

Join the Doctor and his companions on some of their greatest adventures! Travel through all of time and space with The Doctor’s most memorable exploits against many of his greatest adversaries including The Silence, Cybermen, The Master and even the dreadful Daleks.

 

 

TradersofOsaka

TRADERS OF OSAKA
In charge of valuable cargo, you must deliver it from Osaka to Edo. But fierce competition
and the Black Tide may sink your hopes for fortune! Set sail for Japan in this exciting game
for traders full of opportunities… and opportunists!

 

 

SushiDraft

SUSHI DRAFT
Five deluxe sushi rolls are on the menu, but you will need to pick your rolls strategically if you want to eat your way to victory. Each turn, you will pick one sushi to eat, one to keep, and then pass the rest to the player next to you. Earn points by eating more of one type of sushi than your opponents, or earn dessert (more points!) for the most variety on your plate. Sushi Draft is quick to learn and fun for the whole family, and is the perfect introduction to the classic genre of pick-and-pass/card-drafting games!

 

 

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EMINENT DOMAIN: MICROCOSM
The galaxy just got a whole lot smaller…

Two mighty empires are about to collide. Play your cards right and become the ultimate ruler of this microcosm!

Eminent Domain: Microcosm is a quick-playing two-player card game which brings you all the thrill of building a space empire in just 15-20 minutes. Each turn you take a card into your hand from the supply, then you either play a card and carry out its instructions, or pick up your discard pile to refill your hand. Each card also has a scoring condition on it, and to win you’ll want to maximize those conditions.

 

 

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Toys / Collectables
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POP KARATE KID VINYL FIG
FUNKO

From Funko. You’ll feel like you’re back at the championship tournament with these 3-3/4″ tall stylized vinyl figures of Daniel LaRusso, Johnny Lawrence and Mr. Miyagi.

 

 

PALPATINE

STAR WARS BLACK SERIES EMPEROR PALPATINE 6 INCH ACTION FIGURE
HASBRO

Bring the next big thing in Star Wars home with the Star Wars The Black Series Emperor Palpatine 6-Inch Action Figure. He includes a cane and even sports a cloth costume! Outfitted with tons of articulation and co-designed by Gentle Giant Studios, this is an action figure you won’t want to miss. Ages 4 and up.

 

 

SUPERMAN

SUPERMAN CHRISTOPHER REEVE 1/4 SCALE AF
NECA

We still believe a man can fly! Decades after its release, Christopher Reeve’s iconic portrayal of Superman in the 1978 movie remains the definitive version. Working closely with the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation and Warner Bros., NECA is deeply honored to present this new 1/4-scale action figure of the hero as generations have known him. Superman stands over 18″ tall and features the authorized likeness of Christopher Reeve. The figure comes with a tailored soft fabric cape and interchangeable hands. Highly poseable and movie-accurate, this is a must-have for fans of every age. Window box packaging.

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Father’s Day SALE! Newsletter 6/19/15

FATHERS DAY

SUPERMAN & STAR WARS FATHER’S DAY WEEKEND EVENT!
Saturday, June 20th from 11am to 9pm

We know your Dad is Super, so he should have a SUPER Father’s Day! And, thanks to EC, he will! And YOU will, too!

Join us on Sat., June 20th, for a special Father’s Day Weekend celebration, featuring two of Dad’s favorites!

SAVE 20% ON ALL SUPERMAN & STAR WARS MERCHANDISE***!!!
(***Vintage & Wall Comics are not included in the sale.)

Meet SUPERMAN LIVE, IN-PERSON for pics and autographs from 11a-1pm & 3-5pm!** PLUS, the FIRST 25 DADS at 11am & 3pm will get a Father’s Day card from Supes with EC DISCOUNTS of $10, $5 or $1… and one will have a $25 EC Gift Certificate!

Also from 11am – 2pm, you can meet your favorite STAR WARS CHARACTERS** (provided by special guests, the Tampa Bay Squad of the 501st Legion!)

ALL DAY, you can enter our special Saturday Raffle for a chance to win* 1 of 4 SUPERMAN PRIZE PACKS made up of 1 Superman Super Powers Mego Action Figure, 1 Superman Costume Pint Glass, 1 “DC Archives Superman: World’s Finest Comics Vol. 1″ hardcover, a Superman Retro Tin Sign and a copy of Superman #40!!!

The drawing will be held on Monday, 6/22/15!

*Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

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

 

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TNT’s “THE LAST SHIP” RAFFLE!
Saturday, June 20th from 11am to 9pm

TNT’s Season 2 Premier of The Last Ship airs this Sunday, June 21st @ 9pm!

To help you “dive in” to this awesome, apocalyptic series, based on the novel by William Brinkley, and starring Eric Dane (“McSteamy” from Grey’s Anatomy), Rona Mitra (Strike Back) and Firefly’s Adam Baldwin, Emerald City is offering a BONUS RAFFLE this Saturday, for 1 winner* to receive a LAST SHIP FAN PACK!!!

On Saturday, June 20th, as part of our Father’s Day Event, ALL GUESTS can enter our Bonus Raffle for a chance to win* the FAN PACK, which contains…

a LAST SHIP PROMO POSTCARD,
a SEASON TWO MINI PROMO POSTER and
a LAST SHIP SEASON ONE BLU-RAY,
all courtesy of TNT!!!

The drawing will be held on Monday, June 22nd @ 11am!!!

*Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

 

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MARVEL HEROCLIX: AGE OF ULTRON PART 2
Saturday, June 20th from 2pm to 5pm

We are continuing the new storyline event with a micro tourney!! We will have space for only 10 players so make sure to sign up soon. Entry fee will be $30 and will include 2 booster packs of the new Age of Ultron set!  Signups are as always on wizkidseventsystem.com/event.php?EVENT_ID=114072

Tournament Format:
300 point, Sealed event utilizing one of the two models listed below (store’s discretion):
o One (1) Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron Wave 1 Booster pack and one other (non-Age of Ultron) HeroClix Booster, OR
o Two (2) Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron Wave 1 Booster Packs

Resources and Relics from the Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron: Original Avengers Fast Forces and/or Marvel HeroClix: Ant-Man Box Set are allowed for use on a player’s force.

Tournament Prizes:
o The Avengers Round Table and Iron Man Avengers ID Cards are Participation Prizes, and are to be awarded upon completion of Event One to each player.
o The Grandmaster Limited Edition Figures are to be awarded to First, Second, and Fellowship players.

 

board games

BOARD GAME NIGHT
Saturday, June 20th from 4pm to 9pm

Do you enjoy Board games? Got a fantastic new game and no one at home to play it with? Well, bring it on down to our Emerald City Board Game Night!

No purchase necessary to come down and have fun! The festivities start at 4pm. Even if you don’t have your own games to play, fear not — we have a wide variety of free-to-play demonstration copies for anyone to use in our game room!

Drink and snack purchases are available!

Board Game Night is open to all — players under age 13 are welcome with an adult.

 

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POKEMON LEAGUE (YOUTH)
Every Sunday from 4pm to 6pm

Ages 8-16

The League cycle is divided into eight seasons, each of which lasts about five weeks and represents Pokémon featured in the new Pokémon X and Pokémon Y games!

When each season begins, you’ll receive a score card. As you participate in League events, you’ll use this card to keep track of your League matches. If you play in enough matches and track them on your scorecard, you’ll earn special code cards for the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online! And, if you meet more specific goals, you can even earn exclusive awards!

Participation includes playing Pokémon TCG games, playing Pokémon video game matches, completing activities, and trading cards.

 

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DRAGON BALL Z TCG TOURNAMENT
Monday, June 22nd from 6pm to 9pm

Love the card game? Well, bring your Constructed decks and come on down for a Tournament!

Entry is $5, and we need a minimum of 6 people to start up. Prizes will be a split of store credit among the top 3 players. Additionally, we have promo cards to give out!

So, stop on in, power up to over 9000 and enjoy the competitive game that is the  Dragonball Z TCG!

 

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“DC YOU” & JOKER GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE!!!
Wednesday, June 24th from 11am to 9pm

The DC Universe is bursting with change as it becomes the “DC You”! To celebrate all the fresh ideas coming from DC, on Wednesday, June 24th…

the FIRST 25 GUESTS at 11am & 7pm will receive a “DC YOU” FAN PACK consisting of one BATSUIT ARMOR SCHEMATIC,
a BIZARRO TEMP TATTOO
and a JLA POSTER!!!

PLUS, ALL GUESTS can enter our raffle for a chance to win* 1 of 2 DC JOKER VARIANT COVERS for the LAST 2 WEEKS of JUNE!!!

The drawing will be on Friday, June 29th at 11am!!!

*Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

 

 

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

 

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

 

(Please note: the following featured items were expected to ship, but are not guaranteed to be in-stock in the case of shortages or sell-outs)

 

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Click here for new releases!

 

Featured Comic Books:

 

BLACK CANARY 1
BLACK CANARY #1
DC COMICS
(W) Brendan Fletcher (A/CA) Annie Wu
Dinah Lance hits the road! After years as a soldier and vigilante, the LAST place Dinah saw herself is on stage…but she’s quickly learning she’d die to protect the gang of misfits she’s fallen into. And she just might have to – for some reason, the newly rechristened band Black Canary seems to be a magnet for trouble…and Dinah’s not gonna believe it when she finds out the reason why! Martial arts, super-spies, and rock ‘n’ roll combine, from Brenden Fletcher (BATGIRL) and Annie Wu (Hawkeye)!

 

FICTION 1
FICTION #1 (OF 4)
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Curt Pires (A/CA) David Rubin
What’s to Love: Curt Pires (POP, Mayday) is a fountain of fascinating ideas, and we’re excited to publish his latest offering, The Fiction. Fans of titles like Locke & Key and The Unwritten will take to its story about a group of childhood friends who discover doorways to other worlds through a set of strange books.  Bringing this story to life is David Rubín, who Paul Pope dubbed ” …a big talent and the real deal.”
What It Is: Four childhood friends discover a box of strange books that, when read aloud, can transport them to the beautiful, imaginary worlds described within. But when one of them goes missing, the others vow never to reveal where they’ve been and what they’ve seen. Years later, when one of the remaining kids, now an adult, also mysteriously disappears, it’s up to the last two of the group to dig up their dusty books to find him and finally figure out what happened to their friend all those years ago.

 

GHOSTBUSTERS GET REAL 1
GHOSTBUSTERS GET REAL #1 (OF 4)
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Erik Burnham (A/CA) Dan Schoening
When a confrontation with the elder God Proteus goes awry, Peter, Ray, Winston and Egon will meet… THE REAL GHOSTBUSTERS!

 

HARLEY QUINN AND POWER GIRL 1
HARLEY QUINN & POWER GIRL #1 (OF 6)
DC COMICS
(W) Amanda Conner & Various (A) Stéphane Roux (CA) Amanda Conner
Hey, remember the panel gutter between panels 3 and 4 of page 20 of HARLEY QUINN #12? What? You DON’T? It’s only, like, the most memorable panel gutter of the twenty-first century. Well, either way, have we got the miniseries for you, in which the full tale of that momentous and momentary pause can be told!
It’s a cosmic adventure beyond your wildest imaginings: Power Girl and Harley Quinn, stranded in a forgotten dimension, on the homeworld of the amorous warlord Vartox! They’ll sacrifice anything they have to in order to get home…except their dignity! Kidding! That’ll be the first thing to go.

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA 1
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1
DC COMICS
(W) Bryan Hitch (A) Bryan Hitch, Wade Von (CA) Bryan Hitch
It’s massive widescreen JUSTICE LEAGUE action and adventure from superstar writer/artist Bryan Hitch! In this extra-sized debut issue, the League comes up against an armada of aliens heading for Earth that claims to be a peaceful religious tribe. But something sinister is lurking in their ranks…something with ties to ancient Krypton!
This amazing kick-off issue is available with seven different open-to-order variant covers by Bryan Hitch, each spotlighting one of seven core members of the JLA, plus an incredible 1:100  seven-panel foldout variant cover that presents all seven open-to-order covers together!

 

THORS 1
THORS #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Chris Sprouse
• The Thors of every domain, together in one book! As cosmic cops!
• Whenever there’s trouble on Battleworld, the Thors answer the call. But a string of mysterious murders leaves some of them asking questions that may unravel all of reality!
• A hard-hitting Marvel Comics police drama. With hammers. Lots and lots of hammers.
Rated T+

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

ADVENTURE TIME BANANA GUARD ACADEMY TP VOL 01
ADVENTURE TIME BANANA GUARD ACADEMY TP VOL 01
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Kent Osborne, Dylan Haggerty (A) Madeline Rupert (CA) Perry Maple
What’s to Love: Written by Adventure Time showrunner and storyboard artist  Kent Osborne and top banana Dylan Haggerty, illustrated by top-notch quartermaster Mad Rupert (Regular Show: Skips), and featuring guest artist Britt Wilson, Adventure Time: Banana Guard Academy is essential reading for Bananas and non-Bananas alike.
What It Is: The times, they are a-changin’ in the land of Ooo! When Princess Bubblegum declares the Banana Guard Academy open to all citizens, the varied denizens of the Candy Kingdom can’t wait to sign up. The new recruits may not be strong…or fast…or smart…or Bananas…but they do have dreams. Will those dreams be enough to help Peppermint Butler, Mr. Cupcake, and Tree Trunks survive Commandant Banana Guard’s brutal boot camp? We’ll see…

 

DEATHSTROKE TP VOL 01
DEATHSTROKE TP VOL 01 GODS OF WAR (N52)
DC COMICS
(W) Tony S. Daniel (A) Tony S. Daniel, Sandu Florea (CA) Tony S. Daniel
In these tales from issues #1-6 of the hot new series, Slade Wilson’s entire life is turned upside down after he learns that his involvement in a top-secret mission was wiped from his memory. Now, a new, mysterious enemy known as Odysseus has targeted Deathstroke and everyone involved in the decade-old mission. But Slade’s journey into his past takes an unexpected turn, leading him to Gotham City – and into conflict with both Batman and Harley Quinn!

 

DRIFTER TP VOL 01
DRIFTER TP VOL 01 OUT OF THE NIGHT (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Ivan Brandon (A/CA) Nic Klein
SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE OF $9.99!
Abram Pollux barely survives a crash landing on Ouro, a lawless backwater planet, only to end up on the wrong end of a bullet.
What starts as a struggle for survival quickly becomes a journey to the very edges of what it means to be human, as Pollux searches for answers among the ruins of this forgotten world. And if he can’t have answers, he’ll at least have his revenge.
Catch up on the first collection of IVAN BRANDON & NIC KLEIN’s seminal sci-fi epic before the story continues in July with DRIFTER #6.
Collects DRIFTER #1-5.

 

GOTHAM ACADEMY TP VOL 01
GOTHAM ACADEMY TP VOL 01 (N52)
DC COMICS
(W) Becky Cloonan, Brendan Fletcher (A) Karl Kerschl, Mingjue Helen Chen (CA) Karl Kerschl
Gotham City’s most prestigious prep school is a very strange place. It’s got a spooky campus, oddball teachers, and rich benefactors always dropping by…like that weirdo Bruce Wayne. But nothing is as strange as the students! Like, what’s up with Olive Silverlock? Is she crazy or what? Where did she go last summer? And what’s the deal with her creepy mom? And how come that freshman Maps is always following her around? And is she still going out with Kyle? P.S. Did you hear the rumor about the ghost in the North Hall?! It’s all here in these tales from issues #1-6 of the new series!

 

 

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FORBIDDEN STARS
The shifting Warp Storms that surround the long lost Herakon Cluster have finally abated, leaving the ancient treasures and planets within this sector open to the rest of the galaxy. Now, the great factions of the galaxy mobilize their fleets and race to establish a foothold. The reward for successful domination surpasses all other concerns, and the price for conquering this sector will be paid in lives.
Forbidden Stars challenges you and up to three other players to take command of a mighty fighting force: the Ultramarines chapter of Space Marines, the Eldar of Craftworld Iyanden, the Evil Sunz Ork clan, or the World Eaters Warband of the Chaos Space Marines. Each faction offers unique armies and play styles, but your goal remains the same – to claim the key objectives selected for your faction. These objective tokens are scattered throughout the Herakon Cluster, but your opponents are sure to defend your objectives against you. You need to build massive armies and command them in unending war to best your enemies and claim your objectives. The fight for the Herakon Cluster is brutal and bloody, and you will either stride triumphant over the bodies of your fallen foes, or they will do the same to you.

 

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POKEMON TCG: HOENN POWER TINS
Get ready for more Hoenn power, Pokémon-EX style, with the Pokémon TCG: Hoenn Power Tin! Your skills will evolve as you expand your collection, because each of these collector’s tins contains one of the most famous Pokémon-EX in all of the Hoenn region—speedy Sceptile-EX, fire-bright Blaziken-EX, or unstoppable Swampert-EX! Grab one today and power up your game!

 

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WARMACHINE: RECKONING
THE KINGDOMS OF HUMANITY STAND AS ONE.
The rising threat of the Cryxian armies has become too great. Death permeates the war-torn region, and Empress Ayn and King Leto themselves chance incredible danger to meet and coordinate their stand. The Protectorate’s Northern Crusade joins Khador and Cygnar in a final alliance of men against the unending armies of the Dragonfather. As these armies combine to expel the deathless forces of Cryx from the mainland, in tunnels below the battleground a lone Khadoran soldier fights to save one of the Motherland’s greatest legends.

 

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YU-GI-OH! TCG: DUELIST PACK – BATTLE CITY
After a four year hiatus, Duelist Packs return to the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME with the biggest set ever assembled in Duelist Pack: Battle City! Based on the famous Battle City story arc from the classic Yu-Gi-Oh! animated TV series, Duelist Pack: Battle City contains brand new cards plus classic favorites!
This huge, 47-card Duelist Pack set includes cards used by several characters from the show, like Yugi, Joey, Kaiba, Bakura, and Marik, as well as brand new cards, making them instant ‘must-haves’ for every Duelist’s collection. These exciting cards are mixed with other favorites like Red-Eyes B. Dragon, Blue-Eyes White Dragon, and more, making it even easier to collect these for your very own!

 

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STAR WARS RPG: FORCE AND DESTINY BEGINNER GAME
The Star Wars: Force and Destiny Beginner Game is the perfect entry into the Star Wars: Force and Destiny roleplaying experience for players of all skill levels. With its complete, learn-as-you-go adventure, players can open the box, ignite their lightsabers, and explore their destinies as Force users in the Star Wars galaxy. Pre-generated character folios keep the rules right at your fingertips, while custom dice and an exciting narrative gameplay system advance your story with every roll.

 

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TITAN
ATTACK ON TITAN CAPSULE TOYS
HAPPINET COPORATION
From Happinet. Your favorite characters from the hit anime Attack on Titan are now capsule toys that pack plenty of detail and action into each small package! Figures include a Titan scaling the wall, a Titan eating a human, a Titan fighting, and Eren Yeager, each packaged in a capsule to make collecting them even more fun!

 

BATGIRLBOMB
DC BOMBSHELLS BATGIRL PX TAPESTRY BLANKET
THE NORTHWEST COMPANY
A PREVIEWS Exclusive! Ant Lucia’s stunning pinup-style interpretation of  Batgirl adds a touch of classic, and heroic, “va-voom” to this 46″ x 60″ blanket. Decorate your home with it, or stay warm under the covers with it! Made in the USA.

 

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DC BOMBSHELLS WONDER WOMAN WOVEN TAPESTRY BLANKET
THE NORTHWEST COMPANY
A PREVIEWS Exclusive! Bring home your favorite DC Comics Bombshell with the Wonder Woman or Harley Quinn tapestry. Each measures 46″ x 60″, is made of soft acrylic, and carries vivid detail of the character in her Ant Lucia Bombshell costume. Display her over your bed, couch, or even hang it on the wall so you can bask in her retro 1940s pin-up glory. Made in the USA.

 

 

 

HARLEYSHIRT
DC HEROES HARLEY QUINN CELLS PX BLK T/S
CHANGES
Harley Quinn’s many moods are captured on this black t-shirt!

 

SCREWDRIVER
DOCTOR WHO 12TH DOCTOR SONIC SCREWDRIVER
UNDERGROUND TOYS
From Underground Toys. There is a new Doctor in the TARDIS, and he carries a new iteration of the familiar sonic screwdriver! Based on Peter Capaldi’s sonic screwdriver from the eighth series of Doctor Who, this faithful copy of the Doctor’s trusty Sonic Device has spring loaded extending action. Pressing the button on the side of the handle activates the LED and Sound FX. For ages 5 years and over. Requires 3 x L1154 batteries.

 

FIREFLY
FIREFLY PLAYING CARDS
QUANTUM MECHANIX INC
While it might not qualify as a regulation Tall Card deck, for playing Earth-That-Was card games, there’s nothing quite so versatile as a standard 54-card poker deck. And when it comes to the best poker decks, there is no better brand than United States Playing Card Company, also known as Bicycle. QMx teamed up with renowned Browncoat artist Ben Mund and Bicycle to create the first-ever officially licensed Firefly Playing Cards for a uniquely Versey experience, sporting dozens of unique works of art.

 

JAYNE
LEGACY FIREFLY JAYNE COBB WITH HAT PX AF
FUNKO
A PREVIEWS Exclusive! Funko’s new Legacy Collection figures are a new line of highly articulated action figures celebrating some of pop culture’s biggest franchises. Jayne is one of Firefly’s most popular characters, and this Legacy Collection action figure features an accurate sculpt of actor Adam Baldwin and it features his memorable knit cap! Available exclusively through PREVIEWS, this figure stands 6″ tall and features 20 points of articulation. Window box packaging.

 

ROBOCOP
ROBOCOP EM 208 1/6 SCALE FIG
THREEZERO
From Threezero. The first release in Threezero’s 1/6 scale RoboCop collectible line featuring characters and robots from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer & Columbia Pictures’ 2014 motion picture is EM-208, the military enforcement droid created by OmniCorp to maintain and restore order. This figure stands 12″ tall and is fully articulated – including the articulated pistols that can be extended from its arms to replicate their use in the film – with a realistic, weathered metallic paint application and an LED light-up feature on its visor. Requires 3 AG1 button cell batteries (not included).

 

LOSTINSPACE
LOST IN SPACE B9 ELECTRONIC ROBOT
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys release! Danger, Will Robinson! DST is known for their incredibly detailed electronic cars and starships, and now they’ve built their first-ever electronic robot! This 10-inch rendition of B9, the friendly helper robot from Lost in Space, features lights and sounds taken straight from the classic sci-fi TV show. Lights on his head and chest blink constantly while B9 is on, and additional lights and dialogue are triggered with the push of a button, including “I will accompany you, you may need protection,” “Cannot compute, programming data insufficient,”  and his famous cries of “Danger!” You can also manually raise and lower his head, open and close his claws, extend his arms and turn his torso to the left and right. He even has wheels so you can roll him around! Comes packaged in full-color window box with try-me feature.

 

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Bob Andelman, Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti! Newsletter 6/12/15

 

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PRE-ORDER EC’s EXCLUSIVE VARIANT EDITION OF STAR TREK / GREEN LANTERN: SPECTRUM WARS #1 TODAY!!!

It’s here!!! EC’s latest EXCLUSIVE VARIANT COVER (shown below, and LIMITED TO ONLY 1,000 COPIES) from artist ADAM RICHES (the artist of our G.I. Joe exclusive cover), is available for PRE-ORDER NOW at emeraldcitycomics.com!!!

Be sure to get the first issue of IDW’s exciting new 6-part monthly mini-series, from veteran Star Trek comics writer Mike Johnson and artist Angel Hernandez (“Arrow”, “Infinite Crisis: Fight for the Multiverse”), as two iconic space teams join forces together for the FIRST TIME EVER!!!

The first issue is expected on EC’s New Comics Wall on July 8th, and we’ll have a special in-store meet-and-greet with Adam Riches the day of its release. However, you can also pre-order your copy today, in both signed and unsigned editions!!!

Adam’s cover is inspired by 1991’s iconic “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country” movie poster (also shown below), and we think he’s done a beautiful job of capturing the current Star Trek movie cast, and everyone’s favorite Green Gladiator, with a few notorious villains blended ominously into the background! We think this is a beautiful tribute to both beloved series, and we think you’ll love it too!

Available ONLY through EMERALD CITY!!!

 

 

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THE SPIRIT with BOB ANDELMAN & CHUCK DIXON!!!
Saturday, June 13th from 11am to 4pm

Will Eisner’s ground-breaking “The Spirit” celebrated its 75th Anniversary on June 2nd! To celebrate, join us for “WILL EISNER’S THE SPIRIT” DAY and SAVE 20% on ALL WILL EISNER & “THE SPIRIT” MERCHANDISE!!!

PLUS, join us for our MEET & GREET and BOOK SIGNING with BOB ANDELMAN (author of the new, updated “Will Eisner: A Spirited Life”) and comics legend CHUCK DIXON (Co-creator of Bane) from 11am to 1pm**!!!

You can also join us in our Event Room at 1pm for Bob Andelman’s multimedia PRESENTATION on Eisner & the 75th Anniversary of The Spirit! (A/V provided by Gamers on the Edge!)

At 2 p.m. we’ll have a live podcast recording of his MR. MEDIA INTERVIEWS with Chuck Dixon as his special guest, plus LIVE MUSIC from Bob’s house band, The Johnny Zoom Hi-Fi Show!!!

Plus, ALL DAY, you can enter our special Saturday Raffle for a chance to win* a copy of Bob Andelman’s “WILL EISNER: A SPIRITED LIFE” SIGNED HARDCOVER or Chuck Dixon’s iconic “BATMAN: KNIGHTFALL VOL. 1″ SIGNED PAPERBACK!!!

Plus, MEET THE SPIRIT & Batman’s BANE – LIVE, IN-PERSON from 11am-1pm & 3-5pm for pics & autographs**!!!

The drawings will be held on Monday, June 15th at 11am!

*Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

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

 

 

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ASMOPLAY EVENT #1 SPLENDOR
Saturday, June 13th fronm 2pm to 5pm

Emerald City Comics has become an exclusive member of the new AsmOPlay game night program! To celebrate, we are hosting an afternoon of the game Splendor!

Splendor is a game of chip-collecting and card development. Players are merchants of the Renaissance trying to buy gem mines, means of transportation, shops—all in order to acquire the most prestige points. If you’re wealthy enough, you might even receive a visit from a noble at some point, which of course will further increase your prestige!

Our first event in this monthly line of AsmOPlay events will consist of a Casual game afternoon to teach new players the fun of Splendor and (if ye be bold enough) we will be running a Splendor Casual Tournament!!

Entry for the tourney will be $5 per player and comes with many a trinket. From exclusive game expansion tiles to limited edition game chips, you’ll be sure to walk away a happy gamer!

So, make plans, set up shop, and enjoy the “Splendor” of gaming!

 

 

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POKEMON LEAGUE (YOUTH)
Every Sunday from 4pm to 6pm

Ages 8-16

The League cycle is divided into eight seasons, each of which lasts about five weeks and represents Pokémon featured in the new Pokémon X and Pokémon Y games!

When each season begins, you’ll receive a score card. As you participate in League events, you’ll use this card to keep track of your League matches. If you play in enough matches and track them on your scorecard, you’ll earn special code cards for the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online! And, if you meet more specific goals, you can even earn exclusive awards!

Participation includes playing Pokémon TCG games, playing Pokémon video game matches, completing activities, and trading cards.

 

 

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DC SUPER WOMEN GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE!!!
Wednesday, June 17th at 11am

To celebrate our Jimmy Palmiotti & Amanda Conner appearance on Wednesday, June 17th… the FIRST 25 GUESTS at 11am will receive a DC SUPER WOMEN FAN PACK, featuring: a HARLEY QUINN MASK, a STARFIRE POSTCARD and a DC HEROINES BUTTON!!! (Designs will vary.)

PLUS, ALL GUESTS can enter our raffle for a chance to win* a DC SUPER WOMEN FAN PACK!!!

The fan pack includes 1 copy of “POWER GIRL: POWER TRIP” by Jimmy & Amanda, et al, a STARFIRE ACTION FIGURE from the Red Hood series, and a HARLEY QUINN T-SHIRT in your choice of M or L!!!

The drawing will be on Friday, June 19th at 11am!!!

*Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

 

 

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JIMMY PALMIOTTI & AMANDA CONNER & SUPER SPECIAL GUESTS!!!
Wednesday, June 17th from 6pm to 8pm

Starfire #1 will be available at EC on Wed., June 10th, and Harley Quinn & Power Girl #1 will be here on Wed., June 17th!

To celebrate the release of these two great future classics from super-talented comics couple Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner, EC will host a special Wednesday night MEET & GREET WITH Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner on Wed., June 17th, from 6-8pm**!!!

Joining them will be special guests STARFIRE, HARLEY QUINN, and POWER GIRL for pics and autographs**!!!

PLUS, The FIRST 25 GUESTS IN LINE @ 6PM to see Jimmy & Amanda will also receive a HARLEY QUINN MASK (designed by Amanda herself!), a STARFIRE POSTCARD and a DC HEROINES BUTTON!!! (Designs will vary.) The Starfire Postcard will have random EC DISCOUNTS of $10, $5, $1 and one will include a $25 EC Gift Certificate!!!

PLUS, ALL GUESTS can enter our raffle for a chance to win* a DC SUPER WOMEN FAN PACK!!!

The fan pack includes 1 copy of “POWER GIRL: POWER TRIP” by Jimmy & Amanda, et al, a STARFIRE ACTION FIGURE from the Red Hood series, and a HARLEY QUINN T-SHIRT in your choice of Medium or Large!!!

The drawing will be held on Friday, June 19th at 11am!!!

Don’t miss out on this special, one-of-a-kind event… ONLY @ EMERALD CITY!!!

*Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

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

 

 

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HOPS & TABLETOPS @ PAIR O’ DICE BREWING CO.
Wednesday, June 17th from 7pm to 10pm
at Pair O’ Dice Brewing, 4400 118th Avenue North #208, Clearwater, FL 33762

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

The Emerald City folks are back every other Wednesday with more games to play!

Pair O’ Dice Brewing Co. will have plenty of room for your favorite tabletop and card games. They’ll also have epic N64 and retro video games on the TV!

 

 

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FATHER’S DAY EVENT!!!
Saturday, June 20th from 11am to 9pm

It’s EC’s super day for super dads! Meet SUPERMAN – LIVE, IN-PERSON from 11am-1pm & 3-5pm for pics & autographs*!!!

Also, meet Star Wars characters from the 501st Legion from 11am-2pm*!!!

All day long, all Superman and Star Wars merchandise will be on sale for 20% OFF!!!

See our Facebook page for updates: http://facebook.com/emeraldcitycomics

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

 

 

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MARVEL HEROCLIX: AGE OF ULTRON PART 2
Saturday, June 20th from 2pm to 5pm

We are continuing the new storyline event with a micro tourney!! We will have space for only 10 players so make sure to sign up soon. Entry fee will be $30 and will include 2 booster packs of the new Age of Ultron set!  Signups are as always on wizkidseventsystem.com/event.php?EVENT_ID=114072

Tournament Format:
300 point, Sealed event utilizing one of the two models listed below (store’s discretion):
o One (1) Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron Wave 1 Booster pack and one other (non-Age of Ultron) HeroClix Booster, OR
o Two (2) Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron Wave 1 Booster Packs

Resources and Relics from the Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron: Original Avengers Fast Forces and/or Marvel HeroClix: Ant-Man Box Set are allowed for use on a player’s force.

Tournament Prizes:
o The Avengers Round Table and Iron Man Avengers ID Cards are Participation Prizes, and are to be awarded upon completion of Event One to each player.
o The Grandmaster Limited Edition Figures are to be awarded to First, Second, and Fellowship players.

 

 

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BOARD GAME NIGHT
Saturday, June 20th from 4pm to 9pm

Do you enjoy Board games? Got a fantastic new game and no one at home to play it with? Well, bring it on down to our Emerald City Board Game Night!

No purchase necessary to come down and have fun! The festivities start at 4pm. Even if you don’t have your own games to play, fear not — we have a wide variety of free-to-play demonstration copies for anyone to use in our game room!

Drink and snack purchases are available!

Board Game Night is open to all — players under age 13 are welcome with an adult.

 

 

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DRAGON BALL Z TCG TOURNAMENT
Monday, June 22nd from 6pm to 9pm

Love the card game? Well, bring your Constructed decks and come on down for a Tournament!

Entry is $5, and we need a minimum of 6 people to start up. Prizes will be a split of store credit among the top 3 players. Additionally, we have promo cards to give out!

So, stop on in, power up to over 9000 and enjoy the competitive game that is the  Dragonball Z TCG!

 

 

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SAVE 10% ON ALL GAMES – ALL SUMMER LONG!!! ONLY @ EMERALD CITY!!!

That’s right! Emerald City helps you get into the game ALL SUMMER LONG!!!

SAVE 10% ON ALL GAMES & GAMING MERCHANDISE* EVERY DAY, ALL SUMMER!!!

This summer-time sale includes everything in our “Games” category, including dice and gaming accessories, board games, collectable card games, role-playing games, miniatures and miniatures games, paints & tools, and even discount bin games!!!

No one gets you into the game like Emerald City can, so stop by and see us today – and start saving – ALL SUMMER LONG!!!

*The 10% Off Summer Sale does not apply to discounted items (other than discount bin items), because the discount price is greater than 10% already. The Rewards Card program will not apply to Game Sale items because the sale is greater than the Reward discount would be. During EC Sale Events, you will receive the greater discount!!!

 

 

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

 

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

 

(Please note: the following featured items were expected to ship, but are not guaranteed to be in-stock in the case of shortages or sell-outs)

 

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Click here for new releases!

 

Featured Comic Books:

 

21ST CENTURY TANK GIRL 1
21ST CENTURY TANK GIRL #1 (OF 3)  (MR)
TITAN COMICS
(W) Alan Martin (A) Jamie Hewlett & Various (CA) Jamie Hewlett
Jamie Hewlett returns to Tank Girl! After a break of 20 years, artist extraordinaire Jamie Hewlett (GORILLAZ) is leaping back on the Tank Girl wagon, re-teaming with series co-creator Alan Martin to bring you a whole new take on the foul-mouthed, gun toting, swill-swigging hellion! Featuring riotous 100% original content from Hewlett & Martin along with contributions from a host of series stalwarts and newcomers, get your head down, put your hands over your private parts, and prepare for a chaotic collection of strips, pin-ups, and random carnage!

 

CONSTANTINE THE HELLBLAZER 1
CONSTANTINE THE HELLBLAZER #1
DC COMICS
(W) Ming Doyle (A/CA) Riley Rossmo
The dark adventures of DC’s foremost occult detective continue in an all-new series as he investigates the cruelest case he’s ever come across – his own dark history!

 

MARVEL ZOMBIES 1
MARVEL ZOMBIES #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Simon Spurrier (A/CA) Kev Walker
• Elsa Bloodstone is stationed on the Shield, burdened with the Sisyphean task of keeping the zombie hordes from rampaging through Battleworld.
•  In those moments where she’s not enrapt in the throes of battle, she meditates on her deceased father…how everything he taught her gave her the means to fight the zombies, but all the love he didn’t give her is what motivated the self-destructive actions that landed her on the Wall in the first place.
•  But when she sees a human child caught in the middle of the zombieverse, she’ll muster every ounce of determination she has to throw herself into the zombie horde to rescue the girl.
•  And once Elsa finds her, she’s going to have to fight her way back out…
Rated T+

 

RED HOOD ARSENAL 1
RED HOOD ARSENAL #1
DC COMICS
(W) Scott Lobdell (A) Denis Medri (CA) Howard Porter
These brothers in arms face off against incredible odds while burning their way through the underbelly of the DC Universe – and it’s only a matter of time until they get gunned down in return!

 

STARFIRE 1
STARFIRE #1
DC COMICS
(W) Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti (A) Emanuela Lupacchino (CA) Amanda Conner
From the writers of the outrageous smash hit HARLEY QUINN comes former Outlaw Starfire in her all-new ongoing series! She’s an alien warrior princess trying to find peace on Earth, and she’ll fight anyone and anything to get it!

 

WEIRDWORLD 1
WEIRDWORLD #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Mike Del Mundo
• Welcome to the wildest, most dangerous new corner of the Marvel Universe. Welcome to Weirdworld.
•  A world of swords and sorcery and strange, perverted science. A world where one barbarian walks alone, on a dark and savage quest though all things weird and fantastic from throughout Marvel history.
•  His name is Arkon. A lost man in a lost world. Follow him if you dare.
Rated T

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

BATGIRL HC VOL 01
BATGIRL HC VOL 01 THE BATGIRL OF BURNSIDE (N52)
DC COMICS
(W) Cameron Stewart, Brendan Fletcher (A) Babs Tarr, Irene Koh (CA) Cameron Stewart
Barbara Gordon is no stranger to dusting herself off when disaster strikes, so when a fire destroys everything she owns, she spots the opportunity for a new lease on life – and seizes it! Following the rest of Gotham City’s young adults to the hip border district of Burnside, Barbara sets about building an all-new Batgirl…and discovers new threats preying on her peers! As the new hero of Burnside, Batgirl gets started by facing twin sister assassins on motorcycles! Collects BATGIRL #35-40.

 

MILES MORALES ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 02
MILES MORALES ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 02 REVELATIONS
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) David Marquez
Miles Morales’ life has been turned upside down on every conceivable level! New villains are coming out of the woodwork – but more important, Miles has a girlfriend! Her name is Katie Bishop – but she has a secret, and it’s bad news for Spider-Man! Miles makes a life-changing decision and discovers a mind-blowing truth. Who was his father? What is the secret of Miles’ legacy? And will the Ultimate Spider-Man become an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.? When Miles confronts his family’s past and his terrifying future, and discovers a new spider-power, the man behind the mysteries of the Human Flies plans reveals himself! As Doctor Doom steps from the shadows, Miles gathers the Ultimates – but no matter what happens next, this might be the end of the road for Miles Morales! Collecting MILES MORALES: ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #6-12.

 

MS MARVEL TP VOL 03
MS MARVEL TP VOL 03 CRUSHED
MARVEL COMICS
(W) C. Willow Wilson, Mark Waid (A) Takeshi Miyagawa, Humberto Ramos (CA) Marguerite Sauvage
Love is in the air in Jersey City as Valentine’s Day arrives! Kamala Khan may not be allowed to go to the school dance, but Ms. Marvel is! Well sort of – by crashing it in an attempt to capture Asgard’s most annoying trickster! Yup, it’s a special Valentine’s Day story featuring Marvel’s favorite charlatan, Loki! And when a mysterious stranger arrives in Jersey City, Ms. Marvel must deal with…a crush! Because this new kid is really, really cute. What are these feelings, Kamala Khan? Prepare for drama! Intrigue! Romance! Suspense! Punching things! All this and more! The fan-favorite, critically acclaimed, amazing new series continues as Kamala Khan proves why she’s the best (and most adorable) new super hero there is! Plus, see what happens when SHIELD agent Jemma Simmons goes undercover at Kamala’s school! Collecting MS. MARVEL (2014) #12-15 and S.H.I.E.L.D. #2.

 

ODYC TP VOL 01
ODYC TP VOL 01 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Matt Fraction (A/CA) Christian Ward
SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICE OF $9.99
The first five issues of FRACTION and WARD’s epic science fiction, gender-broke, mind-expanding retelling of THE ODYSSEY.
Collects ODY-C #1-5

 

 

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Back Issues / Vintage Comics
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WELL! Let’s just see what we have here.

Amazing Spider-Man #654 and #654.1 are the first appearance of Agent Venom. Venom was already pretty gnarly before, but then the government gave him a gun which appears to have increased his gnar-quotient significantly, because Amazing Spider-Man #654 and #654.1 sell really quickly. $45 for the pair.

X-Factor #24 CBCS Signature Series 9.4 (Near Mint) for $125. First appearance of Archangel AND it’s signed by Walt Simonson. Archangel is gonna be in the next X-Men movie so everybody is after a copy of this one. Can’t do much better than a 9.4 Signature Series! Well, I guess you could get a 9.6 Signature Series or something but we don’t have one of those so why not just buy this one?

Whoa! Marvel Premiere #7! First Rocket Raccoon in a Very Fine/Fine (7.0) for $375. He’s a space raccoon for Pete’s sake! A raccoon from outer space! Which when you think about it means he should probably be called Space Raccoon because I don’t think he really travels by rocket or anything. Maybe Spaceship Raccoon … but whatever, Rocket Raccoon sounds better.

WHAT! Next Men #21! First appearance of Hellboy! He’s a boy from Hell, well that is to say that he WAS a boy from Hell who grew up into a man who was originally from Hell which when you think about it means that the character should probably be called Hellman since most of his exploits are during his adulthood … but whatever, Hellboy sounds cooler. Anyways, our nice Near Mint Minus (9.2) copy is a mere $75. It’s our only first appearance of Hellman so you’d better buy it sooner rather than later.

 

 

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BOSS MONSTER 2: THE NEXT LEVEL
The original Boss Monster challenged players to become the ultimate villains: video game-style Bosses. Now Boss Monster 2 builds on the original in every way! An all-new set of 160 cards, Boss Monster 2 is playable as a standalone game or as an expansion to the core set.
Dark Heroes and Hybrid Heroes raise the stakes, while Epic Spells and “cycling” rooms give players more options and flexibility. Boss Monster 2 features everything that made the best-selling original a hit with players of all skill levels, with fresh new mechanics and exciting new options.
With more Bosses, more unique cards, and more ways to slay hapless adventurers, Boss Monster 2 will take your dungeon to The Next Level!

 

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MONOPOLY: GAME OF THRONES COLLECTOR’S EDITION
Vie to hold dominion over the realms of men in the Game of Thrones Collector’s Edition of MONOPOLY. Featuring infamous locations from the original dramatic television series, including Castle Black, Winterfell and King’s Landing, players will buy, sell and trade their way to sit atop the Iron Throne.

 

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ELFQUEST ADVENTURE GAME
Elfquest’s World of Two Moons is calling! Gather your elf tribe together – your very survival is at stake. Life can be difficult, even brutal, as you deal with fearful and violent humans, treacherous and manipulative trolls, and all manner of strange creatures and harsh environments.
It is time to embark on an epic journey of discovery to seek and find long-hidden answers about your mythical elfin ancestors, the High Ones. Each player selects a character, gathers up their attending items, skills and allies and joins their tribe-mates to complete tasks, events and quests.
There are a limited number of seasons during which you need to complete each scenario card. If you fail to do so, every member of your tribe loses resources (cards, tokens and cubes). If ever a character runs out of cubes, they are killed and removed from the game.
Each scenario pulls directly from 35+ years of Richard & Wendy Pini’s epic saga of comics and graphic novels. Sometimes your tribe will have to fight humans, negotiate with new elf tribes, travel across snow-laden mountains, mate to increase your tribe’s numbers, hunt and harvest to keep everyone fed or craft new items to help in your journey.
This cooperative game for 1-4 players delivers all the wonder, passion, danger, compassion and betrayal of the original best-selling series. It features the breathtaking artwork of Wendy Pini interwoven with the imaginative game design of Layman Kingsford. You will stretch your gaming and social skills as you interact with the extraordinary realm of Elfquest as you’ve never seen it before!

 

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DUNGEON FIGHTER
Players take on the roles of heroes venturing deep into a three-tier dungeon. Along their way, they explore the dungeon, search its many rooms, and face endless hordes of vicious monsters.
Where Dungeon Fighter stands apart is in its unique dexterity-based elements. Players take turns throwing dice at a colorful target board, often from several feet away! What’s more, randomly drawn dungeon effects may dictate that a player must throw his die behind his back, with his eyes closed, under his leg, or under any combination of (often hilarious) restrictions. Keep a steady hand a clear mind, and your team with emerge victorious!

 

 

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MARVEL IRON MAN MARK XLIII DIECAST
SIDESHOW HOT TOYS
Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are thrilled to jump start the Avengers: Age of Ultron collectible series by presenting the Iron Man Mark XLIII Sixth Scale Collectible Figure! It is also the newest addition in the MMS Diecast Series which consists of diecast material and a realistic design to look even more like the armor as it appears in the blockbuster film.
The movie-accurate Mark XLIII Collectible Figure is highly detailed and specially crafted based on the image of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Mark XLIII in Avengers: Age of Ultron, featuring a newly painted Tony Stark helmeted head sculpt, metallic red, gold and silver armor with weathered effects, LED light-up functions, and a specially designed diorama base with a damaged Ultron Mark I.  Kick-off your Avengers: Age of Ultron collection with this amazing Iron Man figure!

 

GOTG CARDS
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY COMIC PLAYING CARDS
NMR DISTRIBUTION AMERICA
Images from Marvel Comics’ best-selling Guardians of the Galaxy comic books feature on these playing cards!

 

STARK KEYCHAIN
GAME OF THRONES STARK KEYCHAIN
THE NOBLE COLLECTION
The sigil of House Stark is featured on this stainless steel keychain from The Noble Collection!

 

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BIG HERO 6 ARMOR UP BAYMAX AF
BANDAI AMERICA
Transform your favorite character from Disney’s Big Hero 6, Baymax, from his white Nursebot form into his crimefighting, super-hero form. Use over 20 body armor pieces to Armor Up the 6″ Nursebot Baymax figure and construct a powered-up 8″ version ready for super-hero action. Window box packaging.

 

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ALIEN  — 7” SCALE FIGURE  — SERIES 4 ASSORTMENT
NECA
Series 4 in our best-selling Alien action figure collection celebrates 35 years of the original Alien film with all-new character debuts! It includes two versions of Ellen Ripley — for the first time ever featuring the likeness of Sigourney Weaver — and Dallas in his Nostromo Spacesuit.

 

 

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10% OFF ALL GAMES ALL SUMMER!!!

BIG NEWS!!! 10% OFF ALL GAMES – ALL SUMMER LONG!!! ONLY @ EMERALD CITY!!!

That’s right! Emerald City helps you get into the game ALL SUMMER LONG!!!

SAVE 10% ON ALL GAMES & GAMING MERCHANDISE* EVERY DAY, ALL SUMMER!!!

This summer-time sale includes everything in our “Games” category, including dice and gaming accessories, board games, collectable card games, role-playing games, miniatures and miniatures games, paints & tools, and even discount bin games!!!

No one gets you into the game like Emerald City can, so stop by and see us today – and start saving – ALL SUMMER LONG!!!

*The 10% Off Summer Sale does not apply to discounted items (other than discount bin items), because the discount price is greater than 10% already. The Rewards Card program will not apply to Game Sale items because the sale is greater than the Reward discount would be. During EC Sale Events, you will receive the greater discount!!!

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MY LITTLE PONY Day! Newsletter 6/5/15

 

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MY LITTLE PONY DAY!!!
Saturday, June 6th from 11am to 9pm

School is out! But EC wants to keep your kids reading all summer long! To help, EC is having a special event!

The FIRST 50 GUESTS at 11am ONLY will receive a FREE CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK POSTER!
(Each poster will have a random discount of $5, $10 or a MY LITTLE PONY STICKER! One poster will have a $25 EC Gift Certificate!!!)

SAVE 20% on ALL MY LITTLE PONY MERCHANDISE in the store – ALL DAY!

AND, everyone can enter our RAFFLE for a chance to win* a MY LITTLE PONY FAN PACK:
Each pack consists of ALL 5 MLP: Fiendship is Magic variant covers!!! 2 additional winners will win the GRAND PRIZE of ALL 5 VARIANTS, a BOXED SET of the 5 original comic covers, and 4 MLP PINT GLASSES!!!

The drawings will be on Mon., 6/8/15 at 11am!

*Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

 

 

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MARVEL HEROCLIX: AGE OF ULTRON STORYLINE ORGANIZED PLAY EVENT SERIES — EVENT ONE
Saturday, June 6th at 2pm

Tournament Format:
300 point, Sealed event utilizing two EXCLUSIVE Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron Wave 1 Booster Packs

Resources and Relics from the Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron: Original Avengers Fast Forces and/or Marvel HeroClix: Ant-Man Box Set are allowed for use on a player’s force.

Tournament Prizes:
o The Avengers Round Table and Iron Man Avengers ID Cards are Participation Prizes, and are to be awarded upon completion of Event One to each player.
o The Grandmaster Limited Edition Figures are to be awarded to First, Second, and 2 random players.

$30 entry fee

Register here:
http://wizkidseventsystem.com/event.php?EVENT_ID=111483

 

 

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BOARD GAME NIGHT!
Saturday, June 6th from 4pm to 9pm

Do you enjoy Board games? Got a fantastic new game and no one at home to play it with? Well, bring it on down to our Emerald City Board Game Night!

No purchase necessary to come down and have fun! The festivities start at 4pm. Even if you don’t have your own games to play, fear not — we have a wide variety of free-to-play demonstration copies for anyone to use in our game room!

Drink and snack purchases are available!

Board Game Night is open to all — players under age 13 are welcome with an adult.

 

 

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POKEMON LEAGUE (YOUTH)
Every Sunday from 4pm to 6pm

Ages 8-16

The League cycle is divided into eight seasons, each of which lasts about five weeks and represents Pokémon featured in the new Pokémon X and Pokémon Y games!

When each season begins, you’ll receive a score card. As you participate in League events, you’ll use this card to keep track of your League matches. If you play in enough matches and track them on your scorecard, you’ll earn special code cards for the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online! And, if you meet more specific goals, you can even earn exclusive awards!

Participation includes playing Pokémon TCG games, playing Pokémon video game matches, completing activities, and trading cards.

 

 

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DRAGON BALL Z TCG TOURNAMENT
Monday, June 8th from 6pm to 9pm

Love the card game? Well, bring your Constructed decks and come on down for a Tournament!

Entry is $5, and we need a minimum of 6 people to start up. Prizes will be a split of store credit among the top 3 players. Additionally, we have promo cards to give out!

So, stop on in, power up to over 9000 and enjoy the competitive game that is the  Dragonball Z TCG!

 

 

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JOKER, DC & SECRET WARS GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE!!!
Wednesday, June 10th from 11am to 9pm

Justice League #41 (featuring an epic battle between Darkseid and the Anti-Monitor), and Bat-Mite #1 are available at EC now! And soon is Marvel’s Weirdworld, and their Western yarn, 1872!

On Wed., June 10th, EC will once again offer a plethora of gifts, as the FIRST 25 GUESTS at 11am and 7pm will receive a FREE EC FAN PACK consisting of:
1 DARKSEID vs THE ANTI-MONITOR POSTER,
1 BAT-MITE TEMPORARY TATTOO and
1 WEIRDWORLD/1872 DOUBLE-SIDED MINI-POSTER!!!

PLUS, ALL GUESTS can enter our raffle for a chance to win* the 1st 2 WEEKS of June’s DC JOKER VARIANT COVERS!!!

The drawing is on Friday, June 12th at 11am!!!

*Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

 

 

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LIVING CARD GAME NIGHT!
Every Thursday from 6pm to 9pm

Come out and enjoy the different Living Card Games created by Fantasy Flight Games! We have a growing crowd of players into the various games:

Call of Cthulhu LCG
A Game of Thrones LCG
The Lord of the Rings LCG
Android: Netrunner LCG
Star Wars LCG

Star Wars X-Wing and Star Trek Attack Wing miniatures game players also welcome!

 

 

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WILL EISNER: A SPIRITED LIFE BOOK SIGNING, TALK, MR. MEDIA PODCAST RECORDING, WITH CHUCK DIXON!!!
Saturday, June 13th from 11am to 4pm

11 a.m.: Bob Andelman will be signing copies of “Will Eisner: A Spirited Life,” the deluxe second edition, updated, expanded and fully illustrated. Chuck Dixon will join Mr. Andelman, meeeting Guests and signing autographs!

1 p.m.: In addition, Andelman will present a talk and slideshow on Eisner and the 75th Anniversary of The Spirit.

2 p.m.: He will also record an episode of his podcast, Mr. Media Interviews with a comics creator TBD. Live music will be performed by Mr. Media’s house band, The Johnny Zoom Hi-Fi Show.

Bob Andelman says:
BIG NEWS! We will be recording a LIVE Mr. Media video podcast interview at Emerald City Comics on Saturday, June 13 @ 2 p.m. My guest? The amazing and talented comic book writer and novelist Chuck Dixon! Chuck, who created Batman’s most feared super-villain, Bane, has worked on top characters at every major publisher in the business.

This will actually be Chuck’s second appearance on the show; he and I talked the week before The Simpsons movie was released several years ago, although that was ostensibly for Bob Ross’s online movie review show.

Live music by the official Mr. Media house band, The Johnny Zoom Hi-Fi Show!

The Mr. Media Interviews by Bob Andelman taping will follow a signing at the store for my new book, Will Eisner: A Spirited Life, a biography by Bob Andelman, and a talk and Powerpoint presentation I’ll be giving on Will’s life and career.

Join the Facebook event page for details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1418971168423612/

Don’t know Chuck? Here is his current bio:

Chuck Dixon is a veteran comic book writer with thousands of titles to his name including a record run on Batman at DC Comics (where he co-created the villain BANE) and seminal work on Marvel’s The Punisher.

He adapted J.R.R. Tolkein’s The Hobbit into one of the most successful graphic novels in publication. He is also the author of the bestselling SEAL Team 6 novels from Dynamite.

Chuck currently writes the monthly Winterworld comic and the upcoming Joe Frankenstein for IDW as well as as working on new entries in the Bad Times and Levon Cade series.

 

 

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

 

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

 

(Please note: the following featured items were expected to ship, but are not guaranteed to be in-stock in the case of shortages or sell-outs)

 

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Click here for new releases!

 

 

Featured Comic Books:

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN RENEW YOUR VOWS 1
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN RENEW YOUR VOWS #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Dan Slott (A/CA) Adam Kubert
THE LAST SPIDER-MAN STORY
Not even The Amazing Spider-Man is safe from Secret Wars! In this new Marvel Universe, Peter Parker, Mary Jane Watson and their daughter have to scrape by to make ends meet, but they have each other…  Face front, True Believers. This is the one you’ve been asking for.
Rated T

 

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BATMAN BEYOND #1
DC COMICS
(W) Dan Jurgens (A/CA) Bernard Chang
At last, Batman Beyond gets his own ongoing series in THE definitive future of the DCU! But this isn’t the Beyond you think you know! With the Justice League missing and without Bruce to guide him, this new Batman will need to explore this bizarre world on his own while fighting to raise humanity from an opponent that’s already won.
The heroes Batman knew have failed, the world he knew has been turned on its head, and every step he takes will lead him either toward finding home – or further down the road of disaster!

 

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GROOT #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jeff Loveness (A) Brian Kesinger (CA) Declan Shalvey
For the first time ever, the most famous talking-tree-thing in the Marvel Universe is starring in his own series! You might recognize him from Guardians of the Galaxy, the biggest movie of 2014. When Rocket and Groot are on an intergalactic roadtrip and calamity strikes, the two get separated – and for the first time in years, Groot’s on his own! Written by comedic ace Jeff Loveness (Jimmy Kimmel Live!) and drawn by Marvel Comics newcomer Brian Kesinger (Disney Animation), get a front row seat for EXPLOSIONS, SPACE SHARKS, ALIENS, AND INTERGALACTIC HITCHIKING (YEAH, BABY! YOU READ THAT RIGHT.)! Whatever may be coming Groot’s way, one thing’s for sure — it’s going to be a GROOT adventure!
Rated T

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE 41
JUSTICE LEAGUE #41
DC COMICS
(W) Geoff Johns (A/CA) Jason Fabok
The critically acclaimed team of Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok present the much anticipated, extra-sized first chapter of “DARKSEID WAR”! When the Justice League investigate a series of unexplained murders on Earth, it leads them to the frontlines of a war unlike any the DC Universe has ever seen – a battle between the two most powerful villains in existence: Darkseid and the Anti-Monitor! Meet Darkseid’s daughter – a mysterious force of evil with a bizarre connection to the Justice League! Plus: The horrible secret of Superwoman’s baby! The ultimate temptation of Batman! Lex Luthor vs. Superman – no holds barred! New villains! New allies! And so much more in the DC Event that has been building since JUSTICE LEAGUE #1!

 

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MIDNIGHTER #1
DC COMICS
(W) Steve Orlando (A/CA) Aco
Spinning out of GRAYSON comes a solo series starring the man who can predict your every move… but no one will be able to predict what he’ll do next! A theft at the God Garden has unleashed a wave of dangerous biotech weapons on the world, and Midnighter intends to put that genie back in the bottle by any means necessary. But something else was stolen from the Garden as well…the secret history of Lucas Trent, the man Midnighter once was!

 

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YEARS OF FUTURE PAST #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Marguerite Bennett (A) Mike Norton (CA) Arthur Adams
In the dystopian nations of BATTLEWORLD, the mutants of New York City must fight to survive the rule of the Sentinels! At their center is Kate Pryde, a heroine tried and tested by war, and mother of the last mutant ever to be born before the purges of the Mutant Control Act! With revolution on the wind, the X-Men are not a broken team with nothing left to lose, but a desperate family with more at risk than ever before!
Rated T+

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA TP VOL 01
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA TP VOL 01
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Eric Powell, John Carpenter (A) Brian Churilla (CA) Eric Powell
What’s to Love: Big Trouble in Little China is one of our favorite cult-classic films because it mashed together ’80s action and supernatural fantasy movies with ’70s kung-fu flicks. This is the first time any new Big Trouble stories have been officially told, and we have the film’s original director, John Carpenter, working with Eric Powell (The Goon) on the story, with  Brian Churilla (Secret History of D.B. Cooper) on art.
What It Is: Jack Burton, a macho, truck-driving adventurer, shook the pillars of Heaven when he defeated the evil sorcerer Lo Pan. He even helped his best friend Wang save his fiancée from the sorcerer’s clutches. Now Wang’s wedding has been invaded by evil forces with one thing on their minds-revenge against Jack Burton! Collects issues #1-4 of the critically acclaimed series USA Today calls one of “2014’s best of the best.”

 

BIGGER BANG TP
BIGGER BANG TP
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) D.J. Kirkbride (A/CA) Vassilis Gogtzilas
The Big Bang created all life as we know it. THE BIGGER BANG created just one – at the expense of the human race! Can a hero be born from such cataclysmic destruction? Collects the four-issue series.

 

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GRAYSON HC VOL 01 AGENTS OF SPYRAL (N52)
DC COMICS
(W) Tim Seeley, Tom King (A) Mikel Janin & Various (CA) Andrew Robinson
A thrilling new chapter of Dick Grayson’s life begins in this title collecting the start of his new hit series. It’s a super-spy thriller that will shock you and prove one thing: You may think you know Nightwing – but you don’t know Dick! As he digs into the mysterious organization known as SPYRAL and learns more about his new partner, Helena Bertinelli, how can Dick keep track of all the lies? Or will he fall apart once he can no longer tell fact from fiction? Plus: Dick Grayson goes toe-to-toe with the Midnighter! Collects GRAYSON #1-4, a story from SECRET ORIGINS #7 and GRAYSON: FUTURES END #1.

 

THANOS INFINITY RELATIVITY OGN HC
THANOS INFINITY RELATIVITY OGN HC
MARVEL COMICS
(W/A/CA) Jim Starlin
Annihilus, lord of the Negative Zone, makes a renewed assault on the positive universe, searching for a source of infinite power. To stop him, a fragile alliance of cosmic protectors forms. The Guardians of the Galaxy. Gladiator, Majestor of the Shi’ar. And Adam Warlock – whose complex cycle of death and rebirth has left him more confused than ever about his true nature. With Adam reunited with his Infinity Watch comrades Gamora, Drax and Pip the Troll – and joined by newer friends like Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon and Groot – they hold the potential to end Annihilus’ threat once and for all…if only they knew how! But the answer lies in the dark mind of another. A Titan, whom some would hold as mad. Could the fate of everything rest in the hands of…Thanos? Cosmic maestro Jim Starlin’s infinite odyssey continues!
Rated T+

 

 

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Back Issues / Vintage Comics
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Geez, I sure do have a lot of graded books in the store nowadays. I can remember the days when we had three maybe four graded books, now we’ve got dozens of these things. So this week’s post is all graded books, nothing ridiculously expensive, just stuff in the $100-$200 range, but if you’re interested in ridiculously expensive graded books just let us know because we have plenty of those too.

We’ve got a CGC graded 9.4 Nova #1 for $150. Whenever I hear the word “nova” I think of that science program called Nova that used to come on PBS. Remember that one? They used to run the ads during Sesame Street. “This week … on Nova.”

Lookit this Guardians of the Galaxy #1 CGC graded 9.6 for $225! Well, I mean, you can’t really “lookit” anything since you’re only reading about this book in a newsletter but try to imagine you’re looking at it … pretty sweet, eh? Now this is the 2008 Guardians of the Galaxy #1, the one with Groot and Rocket, not the 90’s one with the big guy with the vest and the gal whose hair is made out of fire.

You guys been reading the new Secret Wars book? It’s pretty cool. You know what else is cool? Copies of the original Secret Wars #8 graded 9.4 by PGX. Well, since we all agree that all of the aforementioned things are cool then I would like to take this opportunity to point out the fact the we here at EC sell both the new Secret Wars miniseries, which again we have agreed upon by consensus to be cool, as well as a single copy of Secret Wars #8 in a PGX graded 9.4 for $100, which we have also decided is cool.

While we’re on the subject of cool, how cool would it be to own a copy of the New 52 Batman #1 in CGC Signature Series 9.2 signed by artist Greg Capullo? Quite cool, I’m sure you would agree. I would go so far as to say that owning a comic anything like the one I have described above would be outrageously cool. If you owned a comic like that people would be outraged … just totally taken aback and OUTRAGED at how cool you were. Feel like causing an incensed and furious reaction in others as the result of your almost incomprehensible coolness? Then come buy this copy of Batman #1 off of us for a mere $135. They’ll all be outraged … completely OUTRAGED!

 

 

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ZOMBICIDE: ANGRY NEIGHBORS
The Zombie apocalypse has not improved the neighborhood. Before, you occasionally saw a drunkard howling insanities in the street. Now, each time you go for a walk, you are sure to cross hordes of grumpy, infected, maniacal neighbors. Your new angry neighbors are zombies, yes! On the plus side, you can greet them with a crossbow or flaming nailbat. Isn’t life great?
Angry Neighbors is an expansion for the Zombicide boardgame. Go for a hell of a tour in the neighborhood with 4 brand new Suvivors, their zombivor counterparts, and 8 Companion sidekicks! 15 missions (5 for each core game) are featured as well for hours of fun, using 3 new game tiles filled with holes in the floor and funny new places to explore. Arm your team with new Equipment cards (Crossbow! Winchester! Zomb’Knuckles!) to chase the fast and unpredictable zombie Seekers. Enjoy the (angry) neighborhood!

 

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OVA: THE ANIME ROLE-PLAYING GAME
OVA: The Anime Role-Playing Game lets you and your friends become your favorite characters from the diverse worlds of Japanese animation. All you need are pencils, paper, some dice, and a little bit of imagination. Save the princess (or prince!) from a fire-breathing dragon, tackle invading squadrons of giant robots, or find true love amid campus hijinks—it’s all up to you!

 

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DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: ATTACK WING WAVE 7
Bring the heroes, villains, and monsters of Dungeons & Dragons to life in this latest fantasy miniatures game series! Each D&D Attack Wing Wave Seven Expansion Pack includes one pre-painted miniature and numerous upgrade cards and tokens. Choose from: Blue Dragon, Pegasus, or Warrior 2 expansion packs and take flight with D&D Attack Wing today!

 

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POKÉMON TCG: MEGA ABSOL-EX PREMIUM COLLECTION
The Mega Absol-EX Premium Collection brings this rarely seen Darkness-type Pokémon into the light—complete with ripping, powerful claws, stunning white fur, and newly evolved wings! This collection includes a Mega Absol collector’s pin and two never-before-seen foil promo cards featuring Absol-EX and Mega Absol-EX! Sharpen up your game today!

 

 

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DC COMICS COVER GIRLS HARLEY QUINN STATUE
DC COMICS
DESIGNED BY STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU
SCULPTED BY JACK MATHEWS
The line of stunning statues inspired by the art of Stanley “Artgerm” Lau continues with this masterfully sculpted statue of the Cupid of Crime!
Limited Edition of 5,200 * Measures Approximately 10.5″ Tall

 

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X-MEN LEGENDS 6IN AF
HASBRO TOY GROUP
Some of your favorite X-Men characters are brought to life in the 6″ scale! Fans of Marvel’s merry mutants can add figures of Wolverine, Cyclops, Storm, Magneto, and Stryfe to their collections. Each features a detailed sculpt and comes with accessories. Collect all of the figures in the series to obtain the parts to create a Jubilee build-a-figure! Blister card packaging.

 

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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY PLAYING CARDS
NMR DISTRIBUTION AMERICA
You don’t need to travel the galaxy to acquire these playing cards that feature the Guardians of the Galaxy from last year’s hit film!

 

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DC BOMBSHELLS PLAYING CARDS
NMR DISTRIBUTION AMERICA
The pin-up artwork of Ant Lucia that reimagines the heroines of DC Comics as the DC Bombshells graces the cards in this standard playing card deck!

 

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GAME OF THRONES BANNER
CALHOUN SPORTSWEAR
Raise the standard of one of the Great Houses of Westeros and wage a war to claim the Iron Throne with this new line of House Banners based on HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones! Choose from House Baratheon, House Bolton, House Greyjoy, House Lannister, House Martel, House Stark, or House Targaryen. Each fabric banner measures approximately 30″ x 48″ and is ready for display.

 

 

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AVENGERS DAY PART 2! Newsletter 5/29/15

 

 

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First, Emerald City is proud to offer a Military Discount, extending a 10% DISCOUNT on ALL purchases to ALL ACTIVE, RETIREE and VETERAN PERSONNEL with a valid military ID or proof of military service!!!
Once you’ve provided your information, you will be given an EC Rewards card, so that your discount will be listed in our system permanently.
This Military Discount will replace the regular Rewards Incentive program. However, the discount you will now receive is a GREATER discount than what would be available as a regular Rewards member.
In the event of a sale, our Rewards system will ensure that you will receive the HIGHEST of the two discounts. For example, during a 20% Off sale, you will receive a 20% discount. If the sale were a discounted price of 5%, you will receive 10% off on that item.

 

 

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AVENGERS DAY PART 2 @ EMERALD CITY!!!
Saturday, May 30th from 11am to 9pm

Surprise! Ultron is BACK with Part 2 of our Avengers Event! And, like all sequels, this one’s going to be BIG!!!

The FIRST 50 GUESTS at 11am ONLY will receive a FREE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON EMBOSSED 1-SHEET IMAX POSTER! (This one is different from last week’s give-away!)

Because this was such a big hit last Saturday, we’re adding EC SAVINGS hidden in EACH poster!!! You could choose a poster that has a $1, $5, or $10 DISCOUNT!!! One of the posters will have a $25 EC GIFT CERTIFICATE INSIDE!!! Good luck, everyone!!!

AND… the FIRST 50 GUESTS will also receive a FREE TRUE BELIEVERS INFINITY GAUNTLET COMIC!!!

Then, get into the game by taking part in our MARVEL HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT from 2-7pm to promote June’s Ultron HeroClix release! (See our Events page and store signage for details.)

ALL DAY, you can enter our RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 AVENGERS 2 FAN PACKS!!!

Each pack consists of 2 embossed Avengers: Age of Ultron IMAX Posters (courtesy of our friends at Sundial MUVICO in downtown St. Pete), 1 Avengers Black & White Poster, and 1 The Age of Ultron Pop-Up Book!!!

There will also be a SECOND RAFFLE* for a GIANT-SIZED AVENGERS MOVIE STANDEE!!! (Also courtesy of our friends at Sundial MUVICO in St. Pete!) This standee features Avengers portraits on one side, Ultron on the other, and is approx. 8 FEET TALL!!! (But, it can be broken down into smaller portrait pieces.)

The drawings will be on Mon., 6/1/15 at 11am!

*Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

 

 

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MARVEL HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT!!!
Saturday, May 30th from 2pm to 7pm

To celebrate our Avengers Event 2 and to promote June’s Marvel HeroClix ULTRON release, Emerald City will be hosting a Marvel HeroClix Tournament!

Entry fee will be $30, and will include:
–  One booster pack of Avengers Assemble and one pack of any other available booster packs.
–  One entry prize — an exclusive limited edition figure.
–  A game map.
Space limited to the first 20 players.

New players are welcome, as players are only allowed to use the figures they acquire in their booster packs. This makes things fairer for everyone.

Prizes will be handed to the top 2 players of the day, and to 2 players at random.

Game rounds are best of one match and will be Swiss pairing (which means that matchups are first random, then based on current standings).

The event will be posted on wizkidseventsystem.com if you would like to reserve a spot in the tournament.

The tournament is open to all — players under age 13 are welcome with an adult.

 

 

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POKEMON LEAGUE (YOUTH)
Every Sunday from 4pm to 6pm

Ages 8-16

The League cycle is divided into eight seasons, each of which lasts about five weeks and represents Pokémon featured in the new Pokémon X and Pokémon Y games!

When each season begins, you’ll receive a score card. As you participate in League events, you’ll use this card to keep track of your League matches. If you play in enough matches and track them on your scorecard, you’ll earn special code cards for the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online! And, if you meet more specific goals, you can even earn exclusive awards!

Participation includes playing Pokémon TCG games, playing Pokémon video game matches, completing activities, and trading cards.

 

 

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SECRET WARS & WARHAMMER 40,000 GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE!
Wednesday, June 3rd from 11am to 9pm

Marvel’s Secret Wars has launched, and it’s a big hit with fans! So what’s next? Well, let’s see… there’s Battleworld, Civil War, X-Men ’92 and more! To stay on top of what’s new… on Wed., June 3rd, the FIRST 50 GUESTS at 11am and 7pm will receive a FREE MARVEL PREVIEWS MAGAZINE!!!

This special Previews mag will give you a sneak preview of what’s coming from Marvel in the next few months, and (SPOILER ALERT!) if you’re a fan of SKOTTIE YOUNG, GHOST RIDER, MARVEL ZOMBIES, ADAM KUBERT, THE SQUADRON SINISTER and DEADPOOL, you’re really going to appreciate this preview!!!

PLUS, ALL GUESTS can enter our Wednesday Raffle for a chance to win* a WARHAMMER 40,000 SLIPCASE HARDCOVER BOOK SET, including imagery, miniatures, stories and gameplay in three volumes: A Galaxy of War (144 pgs.), Dark Millennium (128 pgs.), and The Rules (208 pgs.). An $85 value!!!

The drawing is on Friday, June 5th at 11am!!!

*Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

 

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LIVING CARD GAME NIGHT!
Every Thursday from 6pm to 9pm

Come out and enjoy the different Living Card Games created by Fantasy Flight Games! We have a growing crowd of players into the various games:

Call of Cthulhu LCG
A Game of Thrones LCG
The Lord of the Rings LCG
Android: Netrunner LCG
Star Wars LCG

Star Wars X-Wing and Star Trek Attack Wing miniatures game players also welcome!

 

 

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MY LITTLE PONY DAY!!!
Saturday, June 6th from 11am to 9pm

School is out! But EC wants to keep your kids reading all summer long! To help, EC is having a special event!

The FIRST 50 GUESTS at 11am ONLY will receive a FREE CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK POSTER!
(Each poster will have a random discount of $5, $10 or a MY LITTLE PONY STICKER! One poster will have a $25 EC Gift Certificate!!!)

SAVE 20% on ALL MY LITTLE PONY MERCHANDISE in the store – ALL DAY!

AND, everyone can enter our RAFFLE for a chance to win* a MY LITTLE PONY FAN PACK:
Each pack consists of ALL 5 MLP: Fiendship is Magic variant covers!!! 2 additional winners will win the GRAND PRIZE of ALL 5 VARIANTS, a BOXED SET of the 5 original comic covers, and 4 MLP PINT GLASSES!!!

The drawings will be on Mon., 6/8/15 at 11am!

*Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

 

 

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MARVEL HEROCLIX: AGE OF ULTRON STORYLINE ORGANIZED PLAY EVENT SERIES — EVENT ONE
Saturday, June 6th at 2pm

Tournament Format:
300 point, Sealed event utilizing two EXCLUSIVE Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron Wave 1 Booster Packs

Resources and Relics from the Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron: Original Avengers Fast Forces and/or Marvel HeroClix: Ant-Man Box Set are allowed for use on a player’s force.

Tournament Prizes:
o The Avengers Round Table and Iron Man Avengers ID Cards are Participation Prizes, and are to be awarded upon completion of Event One to each player.
o The Grandmaster Limited Edition Figures are to be awarded to First, Second, and 2 random players.

$30 entry fee

Register here:
http://wizkidseventsystem.com/event.php?EVENT_ID=111483

 

 

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BOARD GAME NIGHT!
Saturday, June 6th from 4pm to 9pm

Do you enjoy Board games? Got a fantastic new game and no one at home to play it with? Well, bring it on down to our Emerald City Board Game Night!

No purchase necessary to come down and have fun! The festivities start at 4pm. Even if you don’t have your own games to play, fear not — we have a wide variety of free-to-play demonstration copies for anyone to use in our game room!

Drink and snack purchases are available!

Board Game Night is open to all — players under age 13 are welcome with an adult.

 

 

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DRAGON BALL Z TCG TOURNAMENT
Monday, June 8th from 6pm to 9pm

Love the card game? Well, bring your Constructed decks and come on down for a Tournament!

Entry is $5, and we need a minimum of 6 people to start up. Prizes will be a split of store credit among the top 3 players. Additionally, we have promo cards to give out!

So, stop on in, power up to over 9000 and enjoy the competitive game that is the  Dragonball Z TCG!

 

 

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WILL EISNER: A SPIRITED LIFE BOOK SIGNING, TALK, MR. MEDIA PODCAST RECORDING
Saturday, June 13th from 11am to 4pm

11 a.m.: Bob Andelman will be signing copies of “Will Eisner: A Spirited Life,” the deluxe second edition, updated, expanded and fully illustrated.

1 p.m.: In addition, Andelman will present a talk and slideshow on Eisner and the 75th Anniversary of The Spirit.

2 p.m.: He will also record an episode of his podcast, Mr. Media Interviews with a comics creator TBD. Live music will be performed by Mr. Media’s house band, The Johnny Zoom Hi-Fi Show.

Bob Andelman says:
BIG NEWS! We will be recording a LIVE Mr. Media video podcast interview at Emerald City Comics on Saturday, June 13 @ 2 p.m. My guest? The amazing and talented comic book writer and novelist Chuck Dixon! Chuck, who created Batman’s most feared super-villain, Bane, has worked on top characters at every major publisher in the business.

This will actually be Chuck’s second appearance on the show; he and I talked the week before The Simpsons movie was released several years ago, although that was ostensibly for Bob Ross’s online movie review show.

Live music by the official Mr. Media house band, The Johnny Zoom Hi-Fi Show!

The Mr. Media Interviews by Bob Andelman taping will follow a signing at the store for my new book, Will Eisner: A Spirited Life, a biography by Bob Andelman, and a talk and Powerpoint presentation I’ll be giving on Will’s life and career.

Join the Facebook event page for details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1418971168423612/

Don’t know Chuck? Here is his current bio:

Chuck Dixon is a veteran comic book writer with thousands of titles to his name including a record run on Batman at DC Comics (where he co-created the villain BANE) and seminal work on Marvel’s The Punisher.

He adapted J.R.R. Tolkein’s The Hobbit into one of the most successful graphic novels in publication. He is also the author of the bestselling SEAL Team 6 novels from Dynamite.

Chuck currently writes the monthly Winterworld comic and the upcoming Joe Frankenstein for IDW as well as as working on new entries in the Bad Times and Levon Cade series.

 

 

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

 

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

 

(Please note: the following featured items were expected to ship, but are not guaranteed to be in-stock in the case of shortages or sell-outs)

 

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Click here for new releases!

 

Featured Comic Books:

 

CAPTAIN CANUCK 2015 ONGOING 1
CAPTAIN CANUCK 2015 ONGOING #1
CHAPTER HOUSE PUBLISHING, INC
(W/A/CA) Kalman Andrasofszky
Captain Canuck is a reboot of the classic Canadian comic book hero created in 1975 by Richard Comely and Ron Leishman. This all-new series re-imagines Canuck as a kinetic and accessible 21st-century icon. Born of the true north and tested in war, Captain Canuck is thrust into battle at the head of the global crisis intervention agency called Equilibrium. He must find his way as warrior, leader, and ultimately, hero to save humanity from the machinations of Mr. Gold, Blue Fox, and the even more menacing forces that watch from the shadows.

 

FIGHT CLUB 2 1
FIGHT CLUB 2 #1
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Chuck Palahniuk (A) Cameron Stewart (CA) David Mack
Some imaginary friends never go away . . .
Ten years after starting Project Mayhem, he lives a mundane life. A kid, a wife, pills to keep his destiny at bay. But it won’t last long; the wife has seen to that. The time has come . . .

 

INFINITY GAUNTLET 1
INFINITY GAUNTLET #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Gerry Duggan, Dustin Weaver (A/CA) Dustin Weaver
Think your life is hard? Anwen Bakian’s family lives in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, scrounging for food and avoiding giant bugs intent on eating them. Mom left years ago to join the Nova force and never came back. So it’s just Anwen, her dad, her sister and her grandpa against the huge insects. That is, until she finds a mysterious stone that may or may not hold incredible cosmic power. Don’t miss this incredible new series by DEADPOOL writer Gerry Duggan and EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE writer/artist Dustin Weaver that will set the cosmic table for the Marvel Universe for years to come!

 

IVAR TIMEWALKER 5
IVAR TIMEWALKER #5
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
(W) Fred Van Lente (A) Francis Portela (CA) Steve Lieber
BREAKING HISTORY – PART ONE!
A little confused by time travel? Don’t worry, these guys don’t really understand it either. So they’re BREAKING HISTORY! New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and rising star Francis Portela (Green Lantern Corps) kick off an all-new arc of the series that io9 calls “impressively shocking”!
Dr. Neela Sethi, the inventor of time travel is captured by her evil future-self (because…time travel) and tempted to give into her rage and become the woman who may destroy history! As the BIG CRUNCH rapidly unmakes the universe around her, Neela faces a choice that may give her her life’s dreams…at the cost of the very universe itself.
But take heart, inhabitants of the very universe itself, because all of our hopes lie the hands of IVAR, TIMEWALKER! But even he can’t save us alone – what happens when history’s most jaded time traveler puts together the best team he can find to save time itself? A combination of his estranged family, like his inebriated, immortal
brother ARMSTRONG, his interdimensional enemies like history’s most re-tweeted prankster LULZ, and a BLOODSHOT NANITE with one heck of an attitude problem are just the start of history’s most unexpected saviors. The plot to save history begins here, so don’t worry! …Well, maybe you should worry a little.

 

OLD MAN LOGAN 1
OLD MAN LOGAN #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Andrea Sorrentino
Enter the Wastelands…a realm where all heroes have been murdered by their arch-enemies, villains who now rule over the land with an iron fist. In the midst of this dystopian chaos, one man may make a difference…a reluctant warrior who was once the greatest mutant of all…a man known as OLD MAN LOGAN.

 

SANDMAN OVERTURE 5
SANDMAN OVERTURE #5 (OF 6) (MR)
DC COMICS
(W) Neil Gaiman (A/CA) J. H. Williams
The fate of the entire universe hangs in the balance when Dream finally gets his mother’s full attention. Magic, joy, war and heartbreak are brought to life on the pages with epic luminosity in the penultimate issue of THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE.

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

EDWARD SCISSORHANDS TP VOL 01
EDWARD SCISSORHANDS TP VOL 01 PARTS UNKNOWN
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Kate Leth (A/CA) Drew Rausch
An all-new adventure revisits Edward Scissorhands! Two generations of exile have left Edward digging through abandoned experiments, but once he wakes up a creature left buried, he discovers he isn’t the only one missing a vital piece. Collects issues #1-5.

 

GUARDIANS 3000 TP VOL 01
GUARDIANS 3000 TP VOL 01 TIME AFTER TIME
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Dan Abnett (A) Gerardo Sandoval (CA) Alex Ross
The original, classic Guardians of the Galaxy return! Vance Astro, Yondu, Martinex, Starhawk and Charlie-27 fight to save the 31st century from the Badoon. But they soon discover an even worse threat! Time is collapsing, the very future is in danger, and the only possibility of salvation relies on the Guardians’ shoulders. But as the team finds themselves caught in a deathtrap, and Vance encounters a Guardian that has been wiped from all memory, they must find a doorway into the past to save the future – and that means striking a deal with the most dangerous being in the galaxy! Even with allies like Star-Lord and the last Nova, can the Guardians meet their greatest challenge: not just guarding the galaxy, but saving the universe? Collecting GUARDIANS 3000 #1-5 and material from GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2013) #14.

 

THANOS VS HULK TP
THANOS VS HULK TP
MARVEL COMICS
(W/A/CA) Jim Starlin
Cosmic legend and fan-favorite creator Jim Starlin delivers an epic tale of Smash versus Space as the Emerald Avenger goes head-to-head with the Mad Titan! It’s bad enough that the Hulk has been kidnapped by Pip the Troll and traded to Annihilus, lord of the Negative Zone. But things get worse when Thanos is thrown into the mix! Annihilus plots to exploit the Hulk in a most unexpected fashion, but Thanos soon launches some Machiavellian machinations of his own. As Annihilus gains vast new might, the Hulk rampages through the Negative Zone – with Annihilus’ perennial rival Blastaar in hot pursuit! But when Thanos’ devious scheme comes to a head, can the Hulk survive? And can Thanos withstand the Hulk’s pure physical power unleashed? Find out right here! Collecting THANOS VS. HULK #1-4 and WARLOCK (1972) #12.

 

WOLVERINES TP VOL 02
WOLVERINES TP VOL 02 CLAW BLADE AND FANG
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Charles Soule, Ray Fawkes (A) Various (CA) Simone Bianchi
Logan’s remains are located – but who winds up keeping them? Mr. Sinister’s cause hits home with more than one team member. Does this mean a change in allegiance? Meanwhile, Mystique’s power play kicks into full gear as she obtains one of the last control words – and with it the power to get everything she ever wanted! And Lady Deathstrike is finally realizing that she doesn’t have to be alone, but will this moment of vulnerability come back to stab her? And what happens when Wolverine’s old buddy Fang shows up and gets under Daken’s skin? As Shogun quite literally battles his inner demon, Fantomelle and Culpepper undertake a mission they’re not prepared for – while Victor Creed, a truly changed man after the events of AXIS, finds himself with a drastic new outlook on life! Collecting WOLVERINES #6-10.

 

 

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MUNCHKIN ADVENTURE TIME 2: IT’S A DUNGEON CRAWL!
Your quest for victory in the Land of Ooo just turned into a dungeon crawl with Munchkin Adventure Time 2: It’s A Dungeon Crawl! No crawl’s too small for this 90-card expansion featuring new Monsters and more Treasures and Curses to jam-mash with the original Munchkin Adventure Time. Each of the 12 special, oversized Dungeon cards adds a new rule that affects all players, while Portal cards allow you to jump from one Dungeon to another.

 

GOODCOPBADCOP
GOOD COP BAD COP
Good Cop Bad Cop is a 52 card hidden identity, deduction game where each player takes on the role of a law enforcement officer in a corrupt district. Players must investigate others to figure out who is on their side, grab one of the 2-3 guns on the table, and shoot the opposing leader to win the game.

 

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PATHFINDER ADVENTURE CARD GAME: WRATH OF THE RIGHTEOUS
The Abyss awaits! When the city of Kenabres is destroyed by a horde of demons, only you can save the world! In Wrath of the Righteous, the epic new Adventure Path for the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, you will travel to the Abyss to battle the malevolent minions of the demon lord Deskari. Along the way, you’ll become mythic heroes that rival the greatest legends the world of Golarion has ever known. The saga begins in the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Wrath of the Righteous Base Set.
This cooperative strategy card game lets 1-4 players enter the hellish Worldwound. Choose from seven characters, each with a different style of play. Build a deck of powerful boons which will grow according to your desires as you advance in power by conquering challenges. Eventually, you’ll gain a mythic card, which will allow you to warp the rules of the game and use the first-ever 20-sided die to appear in a Pathfinder Adventure Card Game release.

 

SPECTEROPS
SPECTER OPS
A secret agent of A.R.K. has infiltrated a top secret Raxxon facility, attempting to complete three mission objectives before they escape — but they are hunted by genetically modified Raxxon Hunters. Players can choose which side they wish to join.
Specter Ops is a sci-fi, stealth ops game of hidden movement that’s similar to Scotland Yard. Players are trying to locate/capture a mysterious agent, who keeps track of their sneaking via a private map. The other players take control of unique characters who must use their wits, abilities and technology to help them hunt down this infiltrator. Items like flash grenades, scanners, and the like are at the disposal of this covert agent.

 

RELICHALLSOFTERRA
RELIC: HALLS OF TERRA
Play deadly games of Imperial politics in Relic: Halls of Terra! The quest to save the Antian Sector from Chaos takes you to mankind’s homeworld in the Sol System, where you must persuade the ruling powers of the Imperium to support to your cause. You’ll have to prove your worth in tough negotiations with powerful organizations such as the self-interested Imperial Nobility, the ruthless Inquisition, and the mysterious Adeptus Astra Telepathica on your way to stand before the High Lords of Terra and the immortal Emperor himself. But be warned: Imperial politics are just as dangerous as any battle inside the Warp Rift, and blackest corruption festers even in the heart of the Imperium.

 

NOIRBLACKBOXEDITION
NOIR: BLACK BOX EDITION
The Game is Afoot! Take to the streets for a life or death game of cat and mouse. Plan your moves carefully to avoid the Police – or capture the Killer. With six game modes and 50 suspects to scrutinize, this Black Box Edition of NOIR, the deductive mystery game, is certain to test your mettle!

 

 

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DC COMICS NEW 52 POISON IVY, HARLEY QUINN AF
DC COMICS
Don’t miss your chance to get these action figures of your favorite DC Comics Super Heroes and Super-Villains featuring their DC Comics – The New 52 designs for the first time.
•  POISON IVY – 6.6″
•  HARLEY QUINN – 6.8″

 

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MARVEL NOW DEADPOOL ARTFX+ STATUE
KOTO INC.
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import!  Now that the Avengers lineup is complete, Kotobukiya is expanding its Marvel Now! ARTFX+ line to include other mainstream Marvel Comics characters.  First up is one of the most popular comic book superheroes in the business, Wade Wilson aka DEADPOOL!  Formerly a member of the Weapon X program, the “Merc with a Mouth” is a longtime assassin for hire and independent agent who’s worked alongside just about every superhero and villain from the Avengers to X-Force and everything in between.  Now the fourth wall-breaker invades your house with a fantastic new ARTFX+ statue!
Created in 1991 by Fabian Nicieza and Rob Liefeld, Deadpool has never looked back and continues to appear in more and more books with his unique style and nonstop witty repartee, not to mention his trademark costume and extensive armory!  Wilson makes a stunning debut in the ARTFX+ series as he crouches in preparation for an attack, drawing one of his swords from the sheaths on his back.  Deadpool naturally wears his iconic red and black costume complete with an abundance of straps, pouches, extra ammunition, spare weapons, pointy hood with mask, and of course his cute Deadpool logo belt buckle.  In his low crouch the assassin leans forward with his other hand extended in front of him, and you can choose between interchangeable left hands that either give a thumbs up or wield a second sword!
Sculpted by Junnosuke Abe, the same master craftsman behind the Marvel Now Avengers series, Deadpool stands 6 inches tall (1/10th scale) in his deep crouch with perfect stability on his included magnetic display base.  Deadpool is of course awesome all on his own, but he also works great with teams and looks fantastic alongside the Avengers and other upcoming Marvel ARTFX+ statues from Kotobukiya!

 

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66 ACTION DRAGON BALL KAI 10PC BLIND BOX FIGURES
BANDAI SHOKUGAN
From Bandai! This series combines mobility and high-quality molding to combine into a great series of Dragonball figures. With a wide range of motion and interchangeable hand parts, you can enjoy dynamic action posing. Characters include Son Goku, Son Gohan, Vegeta, and Trunks. Collect them all for the ultimate Dragonball display!

 

 

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Check out the photos from our epic Avengers Day here!

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Avengers Epic Event! Newsletter 5/22/15

 

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MAGIC: THE GATHERING MODERN MASTERS @ EMERALD CITY FOR ONLY $199.99!!!
It’s here!!! Magic: The Gathering Modern Masters 2015 booster boxes are now available at Emerald City for ONLY $199.99 – a price that’s going to be hard to beat anywhere!!!

There is a limited quantity available to us, so there will be a limit of 3 booster boxes per guest! (NOTE: Because MTG:MM is being offered at this low, low, price, it will not be eligible for Rewards points. But, still, that’s a great price!)

Stop in and get yours BEFORE you PAY TOO MUCH!!!

 

 

AVENGERS
AVENGERS EPIC EVENT!
Saturday, May 23rd from 11am to 9pm

It’s the biggest movie of the summer, so EC is bringing you an equally-epic event!!! Join us on Sat., May 23rd for the ultimate Avengers celebration!

First, the FIRST 35 GUESTS at 11am ONLY will receive a FREE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON EMBOSSED 1-SHEET IMAX POSTER! Each poster will contain a savings dot, giving you a $1, $5, or $10 EC DISCOUNT!!! (And one poster will come with a $25 EC GIFT CERTIFICATE!!!)

AND… the FIRST 50 GUESTS will ALSO receive a FREE TRUE BELIEVERS AGE OF ULTRON COMIC!!!

Then ALL DAY – SAVE 20% on ALL** AVENGERS-TITLED MERCHANDISE & ALL AVENGERS: AGE of ULTRON CHARACTER MERCHANDISE!!! (**Except Vintage Comics)

PLUS, MEET THOR, IRON MAN and HAWKEYE from 11a-1p & CAPTAIN AMERICA & BLACK WIDOW will join them from 3-5p, all LIVE, IN-PERSON*** for pics & autographs!!!

ALL DAY, you can enter our RAFFLE for a chance to win* our AVENGERS FAN PACK!!! The pack consists of 2 embossed AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON IMAX POSTERS (courtesy of our friends at Sundial MUVICO in downtown St. Pete), 1 The Art of The Avengers: Age of Ultron hardcover slipcase book, 1 ULTRON DORBZ FIGURE, and 1 HULKBUSTER POP! VINYL FIGURE!!! (Both the Dorbz and Hulkbuster are exclusive to Marvel Collector Corps – and EC, of course!)

One lucky GRAND PRIZE WINNER will win the Avengers Fan Pack, PLUS… the remainder of the MARVEL COLLECTORS CORP set, including an MCC Comic, an Ultron Badge, a Cap pin, and an XL Iron Man vs. Ultron T-SHIRT!!!

The drawings will be on Mon., 5/25/15 at 11am!

*Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

***EC’s live superhero appearances are not celebrities affiliated with the characters’ TV & movie productions. Scheduled to appear; subject to change without notice.

 

 

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LEGEND OF THE FIVE RINGS DEMO DAY!
Saturday, May 23rd from 1pm to 4pm

Have you ever been curious about Legends of the Five Rings Card game? Ever want to learn to play it and see what all the hype is about?

This Saturday we will have rolling demos available for this fast growing revived card game! EC will have several experts of the game on hand to teach the game and offer decks for new players to try our the different factions the game offers.

Legend of the Five Rings is a collectible card game, set in a fantasy empire called Rokugan, based loosely upon medieval Japan and Japanese Mythology.

The factions available include the 7 Great Clans: Crab, Crane, Dragon, Lion, Phoenix, Scorpion, and Unicorn. Each has specific thematic elements, which are consistent across editions and descendant games. The other currently legal factions include the Spider and Mantis..

The Rokugan setting has been changed over the years by participation in the storyline tournaments for the L5R CCG.

Legend of the Five Rings is different from other collectible card games due to the concept of Clan loyalty. The Clans of the game are what you build your deck around, and the communities that have built up around the Crane Clan, Lion Clan, etc are the backbone of the game. When you say “I’m a Crab player” you instantly find yourself with hundreds and thousands of clan-mates who are there to help you become a better player. When one member of the Clan wins, all benefit.

L5R was the first CCG to introduce cards that players directly influenced. These are still a core part of the game.

 

 

BOARDGAMES
BOARD GAME NIGHT
Saturday, May 23rd from 4pm to 9pm

Do you enjoy Board games? Got a fantastic new game and no one at home to play it with? Well, bring it on down to our Emerald City Board Game Night!

No purchase necessary to come down and have fun! The festivities start at 4pm. Even if you don’t have your own games to play, fear not — we have a wide variety of free-to-play demonstration copies for anyone to use in our game room!

Drink and snack purchases are available!

Board Game Night is open to all — players under age 13 are welcome with an adult.

 

 

POKEMONYOUTH
POKEMON LEAGUE (YOUTH)
Sunday, May 24th from 4pm to 6pm

Ages 8-16

The League cycle is divided into eight seasons, each of which lasts about five weeks and represents Pokémon featured in the new Pokémon X and Pokémon Y games!

When each season begins, you’ll receive a score card. As you participate in League events, you’ll use this card to keep track of your League matches. If you play in enough matches and track them on your scorecard, you’ll earn special code cards for the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online! And, if you meet more specific goals, you can even earn exclusive awards!

Participation includes playing Pokémon TCG games, playing Pokémon video game matches, completing activities, and trading cards.

 

 

DBZ
DRAGON BALL Z TCG TOURNAMENT
Monday, May 25th from 6pm to 9pm

Love the card game? Well, bring your Constructed decks and come on down for a Tournament!

Entry is $5, and we need a minimum of 6 people to start up. Prizes will be a split of store credit among the top 3 players. Additionally, we have promo cards to give out!

So, stop on in, power up to over 9000 and enjoy the competitive game that is the  Dragonball Z TCG!

 

 

POKEMON
POKEMON GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE!!!
Wednesday, May 27th from 11am to 9pm

EC hosts a popular Pokémon Youth League every Sunday from 4-6pm!!! To help get you ready to get in the game, on Wed., May 27th, the FIRST 25 GUESTS at 11am and 7pm will receive a FREE POKEMON FREE COMIC BOOK DAY COMIC!!!

PLUS, ALL GUESTS can enter our Wednesday Raffle for a chance to win* a POKEMON FAN PACK, including: Pikachu vs Vivillon TOMY action figures and 1 Legends of Kalos Yveltal Card Game Tin (containing 4 booster packs, a foil card and an online playing code).

Or, you could be our GRAND PRIZE WINNER and win* a TOMY action figure 2-pack (Genglar vs Spritzee), the Kalos Yveltal Tin, a TOMY 4-pack (Mega Blaziken, Meowstic, Pikachu and Amaura), and a Kalos Region Pokédex!!!

The drawing will be on Friday, May 29th at 11am!!!

*Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

 

 

MADMAX
BONUS WED. RAFFLE! MAD MAX FURY ROAD!!!
Wednesday, May 27th from 11am to 9pm

In addition to our Pokémon raffle on Wednesday, if you’re looking for something a little darker, who better than Mad Max?

On Wed., May 27th, enter our bonus raffle for a chance to win* a copy of the MAD MAX: FURY ROAD – INSPIRED ARTISTS hardcover from Vertigo!!!

Or… you could be our GRAND PRIZE WINNER, who will win a copy of the Vertigo hardcover, plus an authentic MAD MAX: FURY ROAD MOVIE POSTER!!! (The poster measures 40″ x 27″ and is provided by our friends at Muvico Sundial 19 & IMAX in downtown St. Pete, where it is now showing!)

This beautiful art book is 144 pages and features interpretations of the world of Mad Max by 65 comic artists, including: Jim Lee, Gabrielle Dell’otto, Nicola Scott, Francesco Francavilla, David Mack, Cliff Chiang, Dave Johnson, Michael Allred, Darick Robertson, Tara McPherson, Bill Sienkiewicz, Paul Pope,Gilbert Hernandez, Javier Pulido, Eric Powell, and more current and future fan favorites!

The drawing will be Friday, May 29th at 11am!

*Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

 

 

LCG
LIVING CARD GAME NIGHT
Thursday, May 28th from 6pm to 9pm

Come out and enjoy the different Living Card Games created by Fantasy Flight Games! We have a growing crowd of players into the various games:

Call of Cthulhu LCG
A Game of Thrones LCG
The Lord of the Rings LCG
Android: Netrunner LCG
Star Wars LCG

Star Wars X-Wing and Star Trek Attack Wing miniatures game players also welcome!

 

 

AVENGERSEPIC

AVENGERS EVENT 2!
Saturday, May 30th from 11am to 9pm

Surprise! Ultron is BACK with Part 2 of our Avengers Event And, like all sequels, this one’s going to be BIG!!!

The FIRST 50 GUESTS at 11am ONLY will receive a FREE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON EMBOSSED 1-SHEET IMAX POSTER!
(This one is different from last week’s give-away!)

AND… the FIRST 50 GUESTS will also receive a FREE TRUE BELIEVERS INFINITY GAUNTLET COMIC!!!

Then, get into the game by taking part in our MARVEL HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT from 2-7pm to promote June’s Ultron HeroClix release! (See below for details)

ALL DAY, you can enter our RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 AVENGERS 2 FAN PACKS!!!
Each pack consists of 2 embossed Avengers: Age of Ultron IMAX Posters (courtesy of our friends at Sundial MUVICO in downtown St. Pete), 1 Avengers Black & White Poster, and 1 The Age of Ultron Pop-Up Book!!!

There will also be a SECOND RAFFLE* for a GIANT-SIZED AVENGERS MOVIE STANDEE!!! (Also courtesy of our friends at Sundial MUVICO in St. Pete!)
This standee features Avengers portraits on one side, Ultron on the other, and is approx. 8 FEET TALL!!! (But, it can be broken down into smaller portrait pieces.)

The drawings will be on Mon., 6/1/15 at 11am!

 

 

heroclix
MARVEL HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT!!!
Saturday, May 30th from 2pm to 7pm

To celebrate our Avengers Event 2 and to promote June’s Marvel HeroClix ULTRON release, Emerald City will be hosting a Marvel HeroClix Tournament!

Entry fee will be $30, and will include:
–  One booster pack of Avengers Assemble and one pack of any other available booster packs.
–  One entry prize — an exclusive limited edition figure.
–  A game map.
Space limited to the first 20 players.

New players are welcome, as players are only allowed to use the figures they acquire in their booster packs. This makes things fairer for everyone.

Prizes will be handed to the top 2 players of the day, and to 2 players for good sportsmanship or random chance (we often do a “roll off” for the extra prizes).

Game rounds are best of one match and will be Swiss pairing (which means that matchups are first random, then based on current standings).

The event will be posted on wizkidseventsystem.com if you would like to reserve a spot in the tournament.

The tournament is open to all — players under age 13 are welcome with an adult.

 

 

Always check our Facebook page for the latest news and updates!

www.facebook.com/emeraldcitycomics

 

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

 

(Please note: the following featured items were expected to ship, but are not guaranteed to be in-stock in the case of shortages or sell-outs)

 

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Comics
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Click here for new releases!

 

Featured Comic Books:

 

A-FORCE 1
A-FORCE #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) C. Willow Wilson, Marguerite Bennett (A) Jorge Molina (CA) Jim Cheung
• Marvel’s Mightiest Women finally get their own explosive series!
•  In a secluded corner of the Battleworld, an island nation is fiercely protected by a team of Avengers the likes of which has only ever been glimpsed before…
•  Fighting to protect the small sliver of their world that’s left, the Amazing A-FORCE stands shoulder-to-shoulder, ready to take on the horde!

 

DEADPOOLS SECRET SECRET WARS 1
DEADPOOL’S SECRET SECRET WARS #1 (OF 4)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Matteo Lolli, Jacopo Camagni (CA) Tony Harris
• NOT A SECRET WARS TIE-IN!
•  Well…it is…but not THAT Secret Wars.
•  Remember the original Secret Wars from 1984? And remember how Deadpool played a huge important role in it? Wait…you DON’T? Then you need to read this series immediately and be educated! From the team that brought you DEADPOOL KILLUSTRATED comes the most Secretest War of all!
•  Plus: a bonus Deadpool Contest of Champions tale!

 

DIRK GENTLYS HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY 1
DIRK GENTLY’S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY #1 (OF 5)
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Chris Ryall (A/CA) Tony Atkins
An all-new comic series based on Douglas Adams’ beloved holistic detective! Dirk arrives in San Diego to face a new country, new cases and new threats: reincarnation, for starters…!

 

DONALD DUCK 1
DONALD DUCK #1
IDW PUBLISHING
(W/A) Romano Scarpa & Various (CA) Jan-Roman Pikula
In “Shellfish Motives,” Donald wants to be a crimebustin’ ace reporter-but can he save Uncle Scrooge’s top-secret scientist from the mob?

 

PLANET HULK 1
PLANET HULK #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Sam Humphries, Greg Pak (A) Marc Laming, Takeshi Miyagawa (CA) Mike Del Mundo
• A forbidden zone of wild HULKS
•  A battle-worn gladiator named STEVE ROGERS
•  A journey that could break the spirit of a world’s greatest freedom fighter.
•  PLUS: A back up story by a surprise creative team!

 

ULTIMATE END 1
ULTIMATE END #1 (OF 5)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Mark Bagley
• MILES MORALES and the rest of the heroes of the ULTIMATE U face final extinction
•  As the end of their world becomes inevitable, will the heroes’ heartbreaking sacrifices make any difference?
•  The dramatic end of an era begins here!

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

ALL NEW GHOST RIDER TP VOL 02
ALL NEW GHOST RIDER TP VOL 02 LEGEND
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Felipe Smith (A) Damion Scott, Felipe Smith (CA) TBD
The all-new Ghost Rider has become a local hero! But is Robbie Reyes street-racing straight toward eternal damnation? When the original Ghost Rider, Johnny Blaze, shows up, hellfire sparks will fly as the legend comes face-to-face with the reality! It’s old-school vs. new-school, age vs. youth, East vs. West – Ghost Rider vs. Ghost Rider! Can the cocky, inexperienced all-new Rider stand up to the Spirit of Vengeance, or will Robbie lose his soul in the battle that ensues? Plus: As his powers continue to evolve, Robbie learns a shocking truth about his long-lost parents – but what fate awaits his brother, Gabe? What is satanic serial killer Eli Morrow’s spirit really after? And as the fatal finish line approaches, will Eli’s evil finally push Robbie Reyes over the edge? Collecting ALL-NEW GHOST RIDER #6-12.
Rated T+

 

GRAVEYARD SHIFT TP
GRAVEYARD SHIFT TP
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Jay Faerber (A/CA) Fran Bueno
Reunited after their memorable run on NOBLE CAUSES, JAY FAERBER and FRAN BUENO bring you a new tale of crime, horror, and romance! It’s Fright Night-style thrills and Castle-style crime-solving as a homicide detective and his girlfriend find their love put to the ultimate test when they run afoul of a gang of vampires!
Collects GRAVEYARD SHIFT #1-4

 

GRENDEL VS SHADOW HC
GRENDEL VS SHADOW HC
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W/A) Matt Wagner (CA) Matt Wagner, Brennan Wagner
Sparks fly and bullets blaze when the original Grendel, Hunter Rose, is transported to 1930s New York and faces off with the original dark-night avenger, the Shadow! Two pulp-noir icons go head to head in a thrilling story written and drawn by legendary Grendel creator Matt Wagner. Collects the three-issue miniseries.

 

IVAR TIMEWALKER TP VOL 01
IVAR TIMEWALKER TP VOL 01 MAKING HISTORY
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
(W) Fred Van Lente (A) Clayton Henry, Robert Gill (CA) Raul Allen
From the dawn of the dinosaurs…to the Battle of Trafalgar…to the end of time itself…the first century-spanning adventure of IVAR, TIMEWALKER starts here!
At this very moment in Geneva, Switzerland, history is being made. A thousand meters underground inside the Large Hadron Collider, researcher Neela Sethi is about to discover time travel – and jeopardize her life in the process. But she doesn’t know that yet. Ten minutes from now, every deadbeat chrononaut, wannabe conqueror, and misguided protector of the timestream will be banging down her door. Good thing that the legendary Ivar, Timewalker, got there first… right? Now it’s down to history’s most jaded, most tempestuous time traveler to stop the worst of everything that is, was, and will be… before time runs out!
New York Times best-selling creators Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, Amazing Spider-Man) and Clayton Henry (HARBINGER, Incredible Hercules) begin a clock-stopping odyssey into the distant past, far future, and every moment in between right here with the first volume of Valiant’s latest epic – intro-priced at just $9.99 for new readers!
Collecting IVAR, TIMEWALKER #1-4.

 

 

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Games
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MODERNMASTERS2015
MAGIC THE GATHERING: MODERN MASTERS 2015
Modern Masters 2015 Edition takes players back to some of the most remarkable planes from recent history, including Zendikar, Mirrodin, Ravnica, Lorwyn, Kamigawa, and Alara. Featuring new artwork on a number of cards, every card in Modern Masters can be added to your favorite Modern-format decks. But first, enjoy a fresh Limited experience that combines some of Magic’s most iconic cards in new ways.
Every box of Modern Masters 2015 Edition contains 24 booster packs—each with 15 randomly inserted game cards, including one premium card in every pack,making it perfect for exciting draft play.

 

TIGRIS&EUPHRATES
TIGRIS & EUPHRATES
Tigris & Euphrates is an award-winning tile placement game of rival dynasties designed by Reiner Knizia and set in ancient Mesopotamia at the time of the first cities. Two to four players take on the roles of rulers building civilizations, competing for land, and striving to strike a balance between commerce, agriculture, housing, and religion.
Advance your civilization, grow your dynasty, and accumulate victory points by strategically placing tiles, leaders, and even monuments on the board. As civilizations grow, wars may erupt over the region’s limited land and resources, or another ruler may incite rebellion among your people, forcing you to fight for your territory. The ruler who has the greatest amount of victory points in the weakest aspect of their civilization wins!

 

WALKINGDEADPRISON
THE WALKING DEAD: THE BOARD GAME – THE PRISON
You’ve fought your way through the world of Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead and found a safe haven…or have you?
Become a player and take on the role of a survivor in what may be the last place left on earth to rebuild your lives. With only two companions at the start of the game, each player must struggle to gather resources, secure the prison, and eventually earn enough leadership points to lead the other survivors to safety. Can you hold off the zombies while clearing out the prison to prove you have the strength, wits and courage to lead the group?
The Walking Dead: The Prison – Board Game is a standalone sequel to the original The Walking Dead: The Board Game, published by Z-Man Games. Covering the events of issues 13-24 of the comic book series!

PATHFINDERICONICHEROES3
PATHFINDER BATTLES: ICONIC HEROES BOX SET 3
Take up the battle in a world beset with magic and evil like never before! The iconic heroes of the Pathfinder world burst onto your tabletop with this set of 6 gaming figures for use with the Pathfinder RPG or the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game! Each figure is an all new sculpt featuring a dynamic pose, incredible detail, and a premium paint job.
This set includes 6 exclusive cards for use with the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game.

 

 

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Toys / Collectables
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lopan
POP BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA GHOST LO PAN
GLOW-IN-THE-DARK PREVIEWS EXCLUSIVE VINYL FIGURE
FUNKO
A PREVIEWS Exclusive! Funko has captured the ghostly appearance of David Lo Pan in his otherworldy form as this exclusive glow-in-the-dark POP! figure! Cast in translucent blue vinyl (with glow highlights added), this one is a must-have for fans of John Carpenter’s hilarious fantasy actioner, Big Trouble in Little China! Window box packaging.

 

breakingbad
BREAKING BAD WALTER WHITE 6-IN ACTION FIGURE
MEZCO TOYS
From Mezco Toys! Meet Walter White: chemistry genius turned science teacher turned kingpin, the central character of the critically-acclaimed, award-winning television series Breaking Bad. Walter is now immortalized as a collectible action figure. This unforgettable figure features Walter in his alter-ego of “Heisenberg”. He comes complete with removable hat, removable glasses, a sack of cash, and a bag of blue crystals. The figure stands 6″ tall. Blister card packaging.

 

gundam
MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM ASSAULT KINGDOM 8 TRADING FIGURES
BANDAI SHOKUGAN
From Bandai Shokugan. Collect super-detailed figures of Star Build Strike Gundam, Build Burning Gundam, Dom and Master Gundam! Blind mystery box packaging.

 

 

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