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    One-Man Star Wars meet-and-greet! Newsletter 4/24/15

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      1-MAN STAR WARS MEET-AND-GREET!!! 20% OFF DAREDEVIL!!! G.I. JOE CONVENTION!!! Saturday, April 25th from 11am to 9pm Thanks to the Internet, this past week has seen a big interest in the new Star Wars trailer and the new Netflix series, Daredevil! To keep the excitement going, EC will…
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    Game of Thrones Event! Newsletter 4/17/15

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      GAME OF THRONES EVENT! Saturday, April 18th from 11am to 9pm Game of Thrones is back! And EC is helping you get more of the Thrones stuff you love on Saturday, April 18th! All day long, SAVE 20% on ALL GAME OF THRONES MERCHANDISE! Be sure to stop by to meet KHAL DROGO & DAE…
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      INTERNATIONAL TABLETOP DAY!!! Saturday, April 11th from 11am to 7pm (Followed by EC Board Game Night from 7pm to late) This is a celebration of all things TABLETOP! All day long, games will be 10% off! This includes board games, trading card games, miniatures games, role-playing…
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      EC YARD SALE / EASTER EGG HUNT / ROBIN LIVE IN STORE!!! Saturday, April 4th from 11am to "see below" It's another BIG Saturday at EC! We'll be closed on Easter Sunday, so to make up for it, we're really packing lots of great fun and activity into Saturday, on April 4th! First, j…
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      We have soooo many things happening in April, that even our HEADLINE is the fifth item down!!!   BATMAN DAY SALE - 20% OFF!!! Saturday, March 28th from 11am to 9pm Batman's 76th Anniversary is March 30th! (The cover of Detective #27 says "May", but the publication copyrigh…
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One-Man Star Wars meet-and-greet! Newsletter 4/24/15

 

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1-MAN STAR WARS MEET-AND-GREET!!! 20% OFF DAREDEVIL!!! G.I. JOE CONVENTION!!!
Saturday, April 25th from 11am to 9pm

Thanks to the Internet, this past week has seen a big interest in the new Star Wars trailer and the new Netflix series, Daredevil! To keep the excitement going, EC will be hosting another double-header event!

On Saturday, April 25th, join us for a MEET-AND-GREET with
ONE-MAN STAR WARS STAR CHARLES ROSS from 11am-1pm!!!

He’ll be here for pics and autographs right before his live show at the Straz Center in downtown Tampa!

PLUS, the FIRST 100 GUESTS will receive a FREE STAR WARS DOUBLE-SIDED MINI POSTER featuring covers from all 4 April Star Wars comics!!!

AND, you can enter our TWO LIVE RAFFLES for a chance to win 1 PAIR OF TICKETS to Saturday Night’s 7:30 performance, and a separate raffle for 1 of 3 sets of BOTH EC STAR WARS #1 VARIANT COVERS and a $25 EC GIFT CERTIFICATE!!!

Then, let’s swing right into Daredevil! All day long, SAVE 20% on ALL* DAREDEVIL & DD FAMILY MERCHANDISE!
(*Vintage comics not included; “DD Family” includes Black Widow and DD’s Villains.)

PLUS, MEET DAREDEVIL LIVE, IN-PERSON for pics and autographs from 1-3pm and 5-7pm!!!

Finally, we will be hosting a G.I. Joe and Collectible Toys convention and YOU’RE invited!!!

Join us from 11am – 5pm to see some amazing collection pieces and buy some treasures not found in Emerald City! (If such a thing is even possible!)

 

 

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FREE COMIC BOOK DAY RAFFLE / DC VARIANT COVERS RAFFLE, PART 2!
Wednesday, April 29th from 11am to 9pm

Saturday, May 2nd is Free Comic Book Day, and all Guests can stop by that day and choose three out of the fifty available free comic books!

But on Wednesday, April 29th, you can enter a raffle to win one of each of ALL FIFTY COMICS — in a Free Comic Book Day tote bag illustrated by Amanda Conner!!!
FIVE winners will be drawn for this raffle!

Also, enter another raffle to win the second two weeks of DC’s Convergence variant covers by Chip Kidd!
Two winners will be drawn for this raffle!

The drawing will be held on Friday, May 1st at 11am!
Free Comic Book Day raffle winners may pick up their prize on or after Saturday, May 2nd.
DC Convergence raffle winners may pick up their prize as soon as they are notified.

*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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FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!!!
Saturday, May 2nd from 11am to 9pm

IT’S HERE!!! The comic book fan’s BIGGEST DAY OF THE YEAR!!!

And, in typical fashion, Emerald City will be bringing you a fantastic day!!!

FCBD will run from 11am – 9pm!
There will be 50 different comics to choose from, while they last!
ALL Graphic Novels will be 25% OFF!
We’ll have special comic book guests throughout the day!
The Happy Hour with Johnny & Duce Podcast will be broadcasting from EC live during the day!!!
Extra parking will be available next door from our friends at Mercury Medical!

Here’s a breakdown of the day:
From 11am – 2pm, we’ll have a special Artist’s Row of comic professionals, selling prints and other items to raise money for Team Arrow’s Muscular Dystrophy Association!
The Artist’s Row includes:
Steve Lydic, Timothy Nguyen, Josh Bauer, Derrick Fish, Javier Lugo, Israel Otero and Gray Hollow!!!

There will also be raffles for some amazing prizes to raise additional funds for MDA!!!

From 3-5pm, Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner (DC’s “Harley Quinn” monthly series), will be here for a meet-and-greet and FREE signings!

(As a side note, if you want to complete your Harley Quinn collection, “Harley Quinn” interior artist, Chad Hardin will be visiting our friends at Yancy Street Comics in Port Richey from 10am – 5pm!)

David’s Dawg House will have delicious franks and related foods for sale in front of the store from 10am – 5pm!

And once the day is over on Saturday, you can come see us again on Sunday, May 3rd and SAVE 10% OFF on ALL TOYS AND GAMES!!!

Happy FCBD from your friends at Emerald City!!!

 

 

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GAMING EVENTS
Here’s the list of gaming events coming up!
See http://emeraldcitycomics.com/events for complete details

Sat Apr 25         7:00pm – 11:00pm
EC Board Game Night

Sun Apr 26         4:00pm – 6:00pm
Pokemon League (youth)

Mon Apr 27         6:00pm – 9:00pm
DBZ Pick UP Tourney Nights!

Tue Apr 28         6:00pm – 9:00pm
Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild – Season of the Shackles

Thu Apr 30         6:00pm – 9:00pm
EC! Living Card Game Night

 

 

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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Comics
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Click here for new releases!

 

Featured Comic Books:

 

AVENGERS OPERATION HYDRA 1
AVENGERS OPERATION HYDRA #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Will Pilgrim (A) Andrea DiVito (CA) Michael Ryan
• Before next summer’s blockbuster film, join the Avengers – Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hawkeye, Black Widow, and the Hulk– as they set off on an all-new adventure against a secret Hydra splinter cell!
•  Black Widow’s discovered a startling development, but what exactly is Hydra up to?
•  It’ll take teamwork to topple Hydra’s latest plot…but only one Avenger has the skill needed to save the day!
•  PLUS: Reprinting Avengers #16, presenting the story that brought Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch onto the team for the first time!
•  PLUS PLUS: This cover will be featured as an AVENGERS COLORING POSTER.
Rated T+

 

DEADLY CLASS 12
DEADLY CLASS #12 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Wesley Craig
NEW STORY ARC
As the Devil’s Cartel hit squad closes in, Marcus must rely on the girl whose heart he just broke to avoid getting a bullet in his own.

 

EMPIRE UPRISING 1
EMPIRE UPRISING #1
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Mark Waid (A/CA) Barry Kitson
It’s been a year since the events of the original Empire, and much has changed for Golgoth, the first super-villain to conquer the world. Can he hold onto his reign-and does he even want to?

 

INFINITE LOOP 1
INFINITE LOOP #1 (OF 6)
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Pierrick Colinet (A/CA) Elsa Charretier
A dynamically graphic, science-fictiony, poetical, paradoxical wunderkind of a sexy, time-traveling, adventure-packed comic series begins here!

 

KAPTARA 1
KAPTARA #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Chip Zdarsky (A/CA) Kagan McLeod
A space expedition goes horribly wrong because if it didn’t there would be no story! Reluctant explorer Keith Kanga and his crew crash land on KAPTARA, a world filled with danger and weird danger and dangerous weirdos! And if he can’t survive then earth, the place where YOU live, is doomed!
Join CHIP ZDARSKY (Sex Criminals the Duck) and KAGAN McLEOD (Infinite Kung Fu) as they put the “fi” back into “sci-fi” and pretty much disregard the “sci” part in this epic story of punching and love!

 

LADY MECHANIKA TABLET OF DESTINIES 1
LADY MECHANIKA TABLET OF DESTINIES #1 (OF 6) (MR)
BENITEZ PRODUCTIONS
(W) M. M. Chen (A/CA) Joe Benitez & Various
After a young friend shows up unexpectedly on her doorstep, Lady Mechanika finds herself on a globe-spanning trek in search of the Tablet of Destinies, an ancient Mesopotamian artifact reputed to hold the knowledge of the gods and the secrets of the universe. Join us for the beginning of an all-new adventure with our favorite steampunk heroine!

 

UNCLE SCROOGE 1
UNCLE SCROOGE #1
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Jonathan Gray, Rodolfo Cimino (A) Romano Scarpa (CA) Giorgio Cavazzano
Wak! Disney’s richest epic hero returns! In “The Wrath of Gigabeagle,” the McDuck Money Bin meets a monster-sized Beagle Boy mech!

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

MPH TP
MPH TP
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Mark Millar (A/CA) Duncan Fregredo
Growing up in Detroit, Roscoe and his friends know all about hard luck. But their fates take a different turn when they stumble upon a street drug called MPH-little pills that give them the power of super speed, and the opportunity of a lifetime. But zooming through their riches has its downsides. When time is your only asset, what happens when the clock runs out?

 

SUPERIOR IRON MAN PREM HC VOL 01
SUPERIOR IRON MAN PREM HC VOL 01 INFAMOUS
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Tom Taylor (A) Yildiray Cinar (CA) Mike Choi
How much would you pay for perfection? Beauty? Immortality? Tony Stark knows, and he’s ready to give it to you – but at a terrible price! The AXIS effect has changed Tony: He’s more stylish, more confident and more cunning than ever before. And he’s ready to lead San Francisco into the future – but the first step is to release Extremis upon the entire city! Daredevil isn’t down with Stark’s new vision of the future – but can the Man Without Fear lead the rebellion against the Superior Iron Man? How far will Tony go to keep the secret of his success private? As Tony’s actions become more questionable, who will conspire to take him down? Has his negligence bred monsters? And will those monsters destroy him? A bold new direction for the Armored Avenger begins! Collecting SUPERIOR IRON MAN #1-5.
Rated T+

 

TOWN CALLED DRAGON TP VOL 01
TOWN CALLED DRAGON TP VOL 01
LEGENDARY COMICS
(W) Judd Winick (A/CA) Geoff Shaw
Legendary Comics transports you to A Town Called Dragon. On the surface it seems like your average all-American tourist trap, but this snow-covered town hides a burning secret. After centuries of lying buried within the depths of an icy mountain, the world’s last dragon egg finally hatches-endangering modern life as we know it. Now an unlikely group of dangerously unqualified, ordinary citizens must band together, battling the elements – and each other – to slay this menacing creature.

 

WOLVERINES TP VOL 01
WOLVERINES TP VOL 01 DANCING WITH DEVIL
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Charles Soule, Ray Fawkes (A) Nick Bradshaw & Various (CA) Nick Bradshaw
From the pages of DEATH OF WOLVERINE! Logan may be dead – but what will happen to his mortal remains, encased in Adamantium? The battle for control of this valuable artifact has begun, death is on the books for a dozen heroes and villains, and Mystique is playing chess with them all! As Sinister strikes, Daken lies crippled, and death looms for Shogun’s Weapon X crew. Only Wolverine’s legacy – X-23, Sabretooth, Mystique and Lady Deathstrike – can save them all. But none of them can be trusted! Then: introducing Fantomelle, the world’s most unstoppable thief, engineered to perfection! But will she be destroyed by a nightmarish monster before the Wolverines can recruit her? And surprises lay in store when the Wolverines assault Mr. Sinister’s fortress! Sinister has plans for Logan’s body – but how are the Amazing X-Men involved? Collecting WOLVERINES #1-5.
Parental Advisory

 

 

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Back Issues / Vintage Comics
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Okay, we’re just gonna go ahead and show off a little bit here with this week’s books. These books are so unbelievably good! This is high-end merchandise we’re talking about here so please, serious inquiries only. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Amazing Fantasy #15, first appearance of Spider-Man in a PGX graded Very Good+ (4.5), Signature Series signed by Stan Lee.

Amazing Fantasy #15 (that’s right, another one!) (Restored; VF- 7.5)

Amazing Spider-Man #1, Spidey’s first comic of his very own! (F+ 6.5)

Amazing Spider-Man #129, first appearance of the Punisher in a PGX graded 9.8 (Near Mint/Mint).

Incredible Hulk #181, first appearance of Wolverine in a CGC graded 9.8 (Near Mint/Mint).

Batman Adventures #12, first appearance of Harley Quinn in a PGX graded 9.6 (Near Mint+).

X-Men #1, yes, the very first X-Men from 1963 by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby! (VF 8.0)

Yeah … that’s right, books that awesome actually exist and we have them. Again folks, serious inquiries only.

 

 

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Games
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IRON KINGDOMS RPG: UNLEASHED
Welcome to the savage side of the Iron Kingdoms! Iron Kingdoms Unleashed explores the untamed lands of western Immoren, where even the heroes are monsters. To survive, you’ll need a bad attitude and a big appetite. Bash, slice, and chomp your way through your foes, then use their broken bodies as a power-packed snack to fuel your rampages or as ingredients for your primal magic. Monsters may be bad, but being a monster is good.

 

CATAN5E
CATAN – 5TH EDITION
Your adventurous settlers seek to tame the remote but rich isle of Catan. Start by revealing Catan’s many harbors and regions: pastures, fields, mountains, hills, forests, and desert. The random mix creates a different board virtually every game.
No two games are the same!
Embark on a quest to settle the isle of Catan!
Guide your settlers to victory by clever trading and cunning development. Use resource combinations grain, wool, ore, brick, and lumber to buy handy development cards and build roads, settlements, and cities. Acquire your resources through trades, cards, or lucky dice (even outside your turn).
But beware! Someone might cut off your road or buy a monopoly. And you never know when the wily robber might steal some of your precious gains!

 

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THE LORD OF THE RINGS LCG: THE TREASON OF SARUMAN SAGA EXPANSION
The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game – The Treason of Saruman contains three new scenarios — The Uruk-hai, Helm’s Deep, and The Road to Isengard — that recreate the adventures recorded in The Two Towers, the second part of the epic The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien. Join Aragorn and his companions as they combat the treachery of Saruman. Race across Rohan in pursuit of the Uruk-hai, fight to defend Helm’s Deep, and march alongside the Ents as they attack Isengard itself!
In addition to these exciting scenarios, The Treason of Saruman also includes new heroes and player cards that increase the customization options of the game.

 

 

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Toys / Collectables
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HALO 4 SERIES 3 AF
TMP TOYS / MCFARLANE’S TOYS
From McFarlane Toys. McFarlane Toys proudly announces the third series of action figures based on Microsoft Studios & 343 Industries’ major game title, Halo 4! Just like the previous series, this line brings all-new, never-before-seen characters, weapons and accessories from Halo 4 to your figure collection. Each highly detailed figure stands approximately 6″ tall and includes an average of 25 points of articulation! Jul ‘Mdama comes adorned in Blue Zealot Armor with a holographic symbol denoting leadership on his helmet, and wields the redesigned version of the Energy Sword. Spartan Throne comes equipped in standard recruit armor with an Assault Rifle.

 

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BATMAN ANIMATED NBA CREEPER AF
DC COMICS
Build your Batman collection with these highly articulated 6-inch scale action figures that transform the designs of the Emmy Award-winning animated series to poseable works of art.
Each figure comes with multiple show specific accessories!

 

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GAME OF THRONES FIGURE JOFFREY BARATHEON
DARK HORSE COMICS
Dark Horse has rocked the collectibles world with its series of stunning Game of Thrones figures. Sculpted and painted with painstaking detail, these figures capture the character of the show and the likenesses of the HBO series cast.

 

 

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Game of Thrones Event! Newsletter 4/17/15

 

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GAME OF THRONES EVENT!
Saturday, April 18th from 11am to 9pm

Game of Thrones is back! And EC is helping you get more of the Thrones stuff you love on Saturday, April 18th!

All day long, SAVE 20% on ALL GAME OF THRONES MERCHANDISE!

Be sure to stop by to meet KHAL DROGO & DAENERYS,
LIVE, IN-PERSON for pics and autographs from 11am-1pm & 3-5pm!

The FIRST 50 GUESTS at 11am ONLY will receive a FREE GoT IMAX ONE-SHEET POSTER from our friends at Sundial Muvico in Downtwon St. Pete!

Plus, ALL GUESTS can enter our day-long raffle for a chance to win* 1 of 2 Game of Thrones Vol. 1 hardcover graphic novels!!!

PLUS plus, ALL GUESTS can enter our all-day Saturday Raffle for a chance to win* tickets to the One-Man Star Wars Trilogy, playing the following weekend! Sponsored by the Straz Center

Writer/performer Charles Ross spent too much of his childhood in a galaxy far, far away — and adulthood has been no different. In the high-energy One-Man Star Wars Trilogy, Ross plays all the characters, recreates the effects, sings the music, flies the ships and fights both sides of the battles from the original Star Wars trilogy.
“Performed by the surprising Charles Ross … it’s patently campy, ridiculously unbelievable, sorta mesmerizing – in other words, real ‘Star Wars’.” (The Washington Post)

*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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L5R: 20 FESTIVALS — SEALED TOURNAMENT
Saturday, April 18th from 2pm to 9pm

The heir to the throne has been announced and the coronation scheduled.
The Great Clans and their samurai rejoice at the opportunity to serve their new Emperor, grateful that the matter of succession has been determined with no Imperial blood spilt.
Meanwhile across the Empire, those with the gift of foresight begin to awaken in the night, with barely-remembered dreams of dread and destruction sending glacial chills down their spine as they rapidly escape from their minds.

Twenty Festivals is a base set for the Legend of the Five Rings Collectible Card Game, featuring ready-to-play starter decks for each of the nine Clans of the Emerald Empire of Rokugan and 16-card booster packs.

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the premiere interactive storyline CCG with this ideal point of entry product.

The beginning of the celebration of 20 years of L5R!
Ideal product for players to start their L5R experience, with a special focus on the draft environment.
Amazing art from critically acclaimed artists such as Jason Behnke, Hector Herrera, Doug Shuler and many more!

Pick a deck up and proudly bear the colors of one of the 9 Great Clans of Rokugan as they celebrate the coronation of a new Emperor!

Come check out the new set based on the new Emperor taking the throne, and stay and play in sealed tourney!

 

 

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“1-MAN STAR WARS” STAR CHARLIE ROSS – LIVE! / DAREDEVIL – LIVE!
Saturday, April 25th from 11am to 9pm

One-Man Star Wars Trilogy’s Charlie Ross expected to appear from 11am to 1pm

Writer/performer Charles Ross spent too much of his childhood in a galaxy far, far away — and adulthood has been no different. In the high-energy One-Man Star Wars Trilogy, Ross plays all the characters, recreates the effects, sings the music, flies the ships and fights both sides of the battles from the original Star Wars trilogy.
“Performed by the surprising Charles Ross … it’s patently campy, ridiculously unbelievable, sorta mesmerizing – in other words, real ‘Star Wars’.” (The Washington Post)

Daredevil expected to appear from 11am to 1pm, and 3pm to 5pm

Keep checking our Facebook page for details
www.facebook.com/emeraldcitycomics

 

 

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FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!!!
Saturday, May 2nd from 11am to 9pm

Celebrate and discover the amazing world of comic books on Free Comic Book Day! Taking place annually on the first Saturday in May, Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away select comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops!

Celebrate Free Comic Book Day at EC Saturday May 2nd by getting FREE comics! With 50 titles available to choose from, there’s a story for everyone to enjoy!
Each Guest may choose any three comics from our selection!

Also, all day long, Graphic Novels are 25% off!!!

From 11am to 2pm, Emerald City will be hosting Team Arrow’s first big fundraising event for the 2016 MDA Muscle Walk! Artists will be here for a signing as part of this event. See their Facebook event for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/314526068747925/

And from 3pm to 5pm, Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti will be here for a signing!!!

Amanda and Jimmy are the writers of DC Comics’ Harley Quinn, one of the most popular titles on the shelves today! Amanda Conner is the first (and hottest) female artist to crack Wizard Magazine’s Top Artist list. Jimmy Palmiotti is a multi-award-winning character creator with a wide range of experience in advertising, production, consulting, editorial, film and comic writing, development and production, media presentation and video game development.

Keep checking our Facebook page for more details!
www.facebook.com/emeraldcitycomics

AND: Come back Sunday, May 3rd, and get 10% off all Toys and Games!!!

 

 

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EC IS SPONSORING DR. PAUL BEARER ON WTOG 44!!!

That’s right “Horrible Old Movie” fans! Emerald City will be sponsoring Dr. Paul Bearer’s double-feature on WTOG 44 this Sunday, starting at Noon on Channel 44 – the same channel where you watch Flash and Arrow!!!
https://www.facebook.com/CW44tv/videos/10153282540504297/?fref=nf

 

 

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EC IN THE NEWS!!!

The Tampa Bay Times featured an article on Adam Riches and his exclusive Emerald City Comics GI Joe cover – which was already making headlines for its record number of characters on one cover!
Check out the link below to learn more about this super-talented artist and his long history with Emerald City!!!
http://www.tampabay.com/news/humaninterest/comic-book-artist-returns-to-the-store-of-his-youth/2224836

 

 

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GAMING EVENTS
Here’s the list of gaming events coming up!
See http://emeraldcitycomics.com/events for complete details

Sat Apr 18         2:00pm – 9:00pm
L5R: 20 Festivals — Sealed Tournament

Sun Apr 19         4:00pm – 6:00pm
Pokemon League (youth)

Mon Apr 20         7:00pm – 12:00am
Monster Hunter 4U Hunt Nights!

Tue Apr 21         7:00pm – 10:00pm
Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild – Season of the Shackles

Tue Apr 21         7:00pm – 11:00pm
Pathfinder Society of Florida RPG Bi-Weekly Session

Thu Apr 23         6:00pm – 9:00pm
EC! Living Card Game Night

Sat Apr 25         7:00pm – 11:00pm
EC Board Game Night

Sun Apr 26         4:00pm – 6:00pm
Pokemon League (youth)

Mon Apr 27         7:00pm – 10:00pm
DBZ Pick UP Tourney Nights!

 

 

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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Comics
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Click here for new releases!

 

 

Featured Comic Books:

ARCHIE VS PREDATOR 1
ARCHIE VS PREDATOR #1 (OF 4)
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Alex De Campi (A) Rich Koslowski (CA) Fernando Ruiz
America’s favorite teen meets the galaxy’s fiercest hunter! Archie and friends hit Costa Rica for Spring Break, where party games and beach games are soon replaced by the Most Dangerous Game! What mysterious attraction does the gang hold for the trophy-collecting Predator, and will the kids even realize they’re in danger before it claims them all?

 

BLOODSHOT REBORN 1
BLOODSHOT REBORN #1
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
(W) Jeff Lemire (A) Mico Suayan, Jeff Lemire (CA) Juan Doe
From New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT, Green Arrow) and red-hot rising star Mico Suayan (HARBINGER, Moon Knight), VALIANT NEXT delivers an all-new ongoing series for Valiant’s most unrelenting hero!
Bloodshot’s nanites made him a nearly unstoppable killing machine. His enhanced strength, speed, endurance, and healing made him the perfect weapon, and he served his masters at Project Rising Spirit – a private contractor trafficking in violence – very well. Now, Bloodshot is a shadow of his former self. He lives in selfimposed exile, reeling from the consequences of his past life and the recent events that nearly drove him mad. But when a rash of shootings by gunmen who appear to look just like Bloodshot begin, his guilt will send him on a mission to stop the killers, even if it means diving headlong into the violence that nearly destroyed him.

 

FOX DARK CIRCLE 1
FOX (DARK CIRCLE) #1
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
(W) Mark Waid (A) Dean Haspiel & Various (CA) Dean Haspiel
New ongoing series from Dark Circle! The Fox Is Back! Emmy Award winning writer/artist Dean Haspiel is once again united with Eisner award-winning writer Mark Waid (Daredevil, Thrillbent) for “Fox Hunt,” Part 1, “The Situation”: When a billionaire philanthropist prepares Paul Patton Jr’s home town for demolition, our hero is sent on assignment to photograph the event. But what strange force lurks in the shadows, and why will it take Paul’s alter-ego, The Fox, to stop it? The answer is the beginning of a deadly fox hunt and you won’t believe what happens next! Don’t miss the debut issue from the critically-acclaimed team that brought you The Fox: Freak Magnet, featuring FOUR all-new variant covers with art from Dean Haspiel, David Mack, Thomas Pitilli, Ulises Farinas, and Chris Samnee!

 

LUMBERJANES 13
LUMBERJANES #13
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Shannon Watters, Noelle Stevenson (A/CA) Brooke A. Allen
Special standalone issue with original series artist Brooke Allen. Ever wonder how the Lumberjanes first met? Take a trip back to the first day at camp and see how their friendship to the max got started.

 

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RUNLOVEKILL #1 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Eric Canete, Jonathan Tsuei (A/CA) Eric Canete
Sought after by elements from her violent past, fugitive and assassin Rain Oshiro has just 24 hours to escape a barricaded city while trying to evade a military force determined to either capture or kill her.

 

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SPAWN #251 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Paul Jenkins, Todd McFarlane (A/CA) Jonboy
Paul Jenkins has replaced Brian Wood to be the next writer of SPAWN. Comics veteran Jenkins will be joining previously announced artist Jonboy Meyers starting with SPAWN: RESURRECTION, before the team takes over the regular series with SPAWN #251.

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

ART OF HE MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE HC
ART OF HE MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE HC
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Tim Seeley, Steve Seeley (A) Various
In 1982, the world was introduced to He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. What followed was a cultural sensation that changed the landscape of children’s entertainment forever! Join Mattel and Dark Horse in this comprehensive retrospective chronicling He-Man’s decades-long, epic journey from toy, to television, to film, to a true pop culture phenomenon!

 

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BEE AND PUPPYCAT TP VOL 01
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Natasha Allegri, Garrett Jackson (A/CA) Natasha Allegri
WHAT’S TO LOVE: Bee and PuppyCat started as a popular animated web series that broke the record for most funded web series on Kickstarter, and now popular creator Natasha Allegri (Adventure Time: Fionna and Cake) brings their whimsical adventures to comics for the first time!
WHAT IT IS: This quirky take on the magical girl genre comes to life with Bee, a nottemp worker and her partner Puppycat, the sour curmudgeon who helps her pay rent. Watch these two roommates take on a variety of jobs from cleaning house to finding plants in a collection of charming shorts by indie allMadéleine Flores (Help Us! Great Warrior), Frank Gibson and Becky Dreistadt (Capture Creatures), and more!

 

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INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR 2 TP VOL 01
DC COMICS
(W) Tom Taylor (A) Bruno Redondo & Various (CA) Jheremy Raapack
The death of one of their own has divided Earth’s protectors as hero turns against hero. As Superman’s iron grip on the world tightens, at the edge of the galaxy another grave threat approaches. Collects INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US YEAR TWO #1-6.

 

PROMETHEUS FIRE AND STONE TP
PROMETHEUS FIRE & STONE TP
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Paul Tobin (A) Juan Ferreyra (CA) David Palumbo
When the Prometheus never returned from its fateful journey to LV-223, the questions surrounding the origins of man went unanswered. Now a new team of explorers seeks to uncover the dark mystery that holds not only the fate of the original mission, but possibly their own damnation. Collects the four-issue miniseries.

 

 

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Hello, everyone. Did we all have fun at Megacon last weekend? Good! Get your picture taken with some good looking cosplayers? Buy you some thangs? Well, hope you didn’t spend too much because I would really like to sell you the following comics:

We haven’t had these for a while: Flash Volume 2 #’s 197-200. This is a full set of the Geoff Johns “Flash versus Professor Zoom” story. I own a set of these myself and for $65 you can own what is admittedly a much nicer set than mine.

We’ve got a real nice copy of Batman: Mad Love #1. First print, Near Mint- (9.2), $100. It’s Harley Quinn, she’s adorable. Just buy it, you know you want to.

Well, well! Batman #386! First appearance of Black Mask! Really hot book and this is the first copy we’ve had in quite awhile. It also happens to be in very nice condition, Very Fine+ (8.5) to be specific, and if you would like to take it home with you, that can be arranged. The proffered price is $85.

And last but not least, making what has to be it’s eighty-fifth appearance in the EC newsletter, it’s Amazing Spider-Man #361, first Carnage, nice Very Fine (8.0) copy for $65. I like to pronounce the word Carnage with a French accent, “Car-NAAJ.”

There you have it! Have fun kids! Until next week!

 

 

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JUSTDESSERTS
JUST DESSERTS
Looney Labs has created a sweet card game all about serving some very picky guests. No soup, no salad, no entree… it’s just desserts! Compete with your fellow waiters to serve guests their favorite goodies before someone else gets to them first. With a kitchen full of mouth-watering offerings, and the cafe filling up with customers, you’ll have your hands full making sure everyone gets their just desserts.

 

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CAMEL UP
Witness the craziest camel race of all time, as things really go topsy-turvy when camels stack up and entire pyramids turn upside down!
As members of Egyptian high society, you gather in the desert with one simple goal: to gain the most money by backing the right camel to win a leg or even the entire race. However, in this race, it’s not just the lucky ones who can beat the odds. Reading the dynamics of the race and having a good sense of timing is just as important when it comes to backing the right camels and taking the victory.
Place your bids wisely and decide when it is time to strike, and maybe – just maybe – with a little bit of timing and a lot of luck, your bid will pay off!

 

CARCASSONNEHUNTERS
CARCASSONNE: HUNTERS AND GATHERERS
Thousands upon thousands of years before the first bricks were laid to build the mighty city of Carcassonne; a primitive people settled the area. These people hunted wild animals, gathered berries, and caught fish to ensure their survival. Prehistoric cave paintings and archaeological treasures give us an understanding of the lives of these prosperous hunters and gatherers.
Instead of cities, roads, and farms, Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers has forests, rivers, lakes, and meadows. Become hunter, gatherers or even fishermen, depending on the placement of your meeple. Will you be able to overcome the difficulties of the prehistoric land?

 

DOOMTOWNFAITHANDFEAR
DOOMTOWN: RELOADED – FAITH AND FEAR
Gomorra needs a revival! After the disastrous Election Day, Gomorra seems like a town devoid of mercy or grace, but there are some devoted to the work of the divine. Bringing blessings and simple compassion, these souls seek not only to raise up the meek, but drive out those who would destroy. But can the same be said of the new mayor?
Faith and Fear is the first Pinebox set for Doomtown: Reloaded and introduces the new Blessed dudes and their miracles — but of course other forces are always at work, and you’ll find many new cards for all your favorite factions, including four entirely new outfit cards!

 

 

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ARROW TV ACTION FIGURE
DC COMICS
Reenact the action-packed battles between Oliver Queen and Slade Wilson from Season Two with this intricately sculpted, highly poseable action figure.
ARROW – 6.75″

 

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PATHFINDER GOBLIN VINYL FIGURAL BANK
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys release! Most goblin banks are pretty dull affairs, with lots of writing in books. But this goblin bank carries a knife! The Goblins of Golarion can be vicious and nasty, prone to violence and greedy beyond measure. So what better way to keep your money safe than inside one? This Goblin also carries a giant die, to show people how much you love the game Pathfinder, and to remind you to save some money for the next campaign.

 

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WALKING DEAD TV BUILDING SET LEVEL 12 ASST
TMP TOYS / MCFARLANE’S TOYS
McFarlane Toys bring a revolutionary evolution in brick building toys based on television’s most watched drama, AMC’s The Walking Dead. McFarlane’s high standard of artistic vision is extended with realistic accuracy and incredible detail into the brick building toy aisle, while maintaining comparable pricing to other leading competitors. The Prison Tower and Gate set has 620 pieces.

 

 

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Tabletop Day — 10% off all games! Newsletter 4/10/15

 

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INTERNATIONAL TABLETOP DAY!!!
Saturday, April 11th from 11am to 7pm
(Followed by EC Board Game Night from 7pm to late)

This is a celebration of all things TABLETOP!

All day long, games will be 10% off! This includes board games, trading card games, miniatures games, role-playing games, and any supplies in our games category such as paints and dice!

Join us for an all day event of Board Gaming. We will be hosting several gaming demos all day long to teach new players and will be handing out promotional cards to players.

Volunteers will be on hand to answer any questions regarding board gaming and to assist new players. All are welcome to come and play!

Additionally, we will be holding raffles all day long for fabulous prizes! These range from deluxe expansions to full copies of Table Top Day games!

Our friends at Gamers On The Edge will be here all day long to support this event. Additionally, we will have the folks from Dave’s Dawg House visiting us to provide their food truck services for the day!

We look forward to seeing our gaming community come together to support this event and to see anyone whom has ever wanted to roll dice come visit and learn to play!

TABLE TOP DAY ROTATION !

(In Store) Table 1 –

King Of Tokyo (11am – 12:30)
Cash and Guns (12:30 – 2pm)
Love Letter – (2pm- 3:30pm)
Legendary – (3:30- 5pm)

(In Store) Table 2 –

Coup ( 11am – 12:30pm)
Castle Panic ( 12:30 – 2pm)
Walk the Plank (2pm – 3:30pm)
Council of Verona – (3:30 – 5pm)

(Event Room) Table 3 –

7 Wonders (11am – 1:30pm)
Dead Of Winter (1:30pm – 4pm)
Samurai Spirt (4pm – 6pm)

(Event Room) Table 4 –

Tiny Epic Defenders (11am – 12:30pm)
Sheriff of Nottingham (12:30 – 2pm)
Tiny Epic Kingdoms (2pm- 3:30pm)
Fluxx (3:30pm – 5pm)

Sign-ups for “Are You A Werewolf” will be available starting at 6pm and will begin at 7pm!

 

 

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INHUMANS, DEADPOOL & CONVERGENCE GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE!!!
Wednesday, April 15th from 11am to 9pm

The Inhumans movie may not debut until 2019, but their new comic series is on EC’s New Comics Wall now! And, Deadpool is dead?!? Say it ain’t so! (Okay, it probably ain’t – er, isn’t so; obviously he’ll be back before his movie in 2016), but you can also get his latest event issue (#45) now at EC!

And in honor of both soon-to-be-cinematic-giants, on Wed., April 15th, the FIRST 30 GUESTS at 11am & 7pm, will receive a FREE INHUMANS & DEADPOOL
DOUBLE-SIDED MINI POSTER!!! (The images shown will have promo verbiage added.)

Plus, ALL GUESTS can enter our Wednesday Raffle for a chance to win* 1 of 2 sets of DC’S CONVERGENCE VARIANT COVERS for the FIRST 3 WEEKS of APRIL!!!

The drawing will be held on Friday, April 17th at 11am!

 

 

 

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LEGEND OF THE FIVE RINGS COLLECTABLE CARD GAME: 20 FESTIVALS — SEALED TOURNAMENT
Saturday, April 18th from 2pm to 9pm

“The heir to the throne has been announced and the coronation scheduled.
The Great Clans and their samurai rejoice at the opportunity to serve their new Emperor, grateful that the matter of succession has been determined with no Imperial blood spilt.
Meanwhile across the Empire, those with the gift of foresight begin to awaken in the night, with barely-remembered dreams of dread and destruction sending glacial chills down their spine as they rapidly escape from their minds.”

Twenty Festivals is a base set for the Legend of the Five Rings Collectable Card Game, featuring ready-to-play starter decks for each of the nine Clans of the Emerald Empire of Rokugan and 16-card booster packs.

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the premiere interactive storyline CCG with this ideal point of entry product.

The beginning of the celebration of 20 years of L5R!
Ideal product for players to start their L5R experience, with a special focus on the draft environment.
Amazing art from critically acclaimed artists such as Jason Behnke, Hector Herrera, Doug Shuler and many more!

Pick a deck up and proudly bear the colors of one of the 9 Great Clans of Rokugan as they celebrate the coronation of a new Emperor!

Come check out the new set based on the new Emperor taking the throne, and stay and play in sealed tourney!

 

 

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FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, with Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti!!!
Saturday, May 2nd from 11am to 9pm

Celebrate and discover the amazing world of comic books on Free Comic Book Day! Taking place annually on the first Saturday in May, Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away select comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops!

Celebrate Free Comic Book Day at EC Saturday May 2nd by getting FREE comics! With 50 titles available to choose from, there’s a story for everyone to enjoy!
Each Guest may choose any three comics from our selection!

Also, all day long, Graphic Novels are 25% off!!!

From 11am to 2pm, Emerald City will be hosting Team Arrow’s first big fundraising event for the 2016 MDA Muscle Walk! Four artist will be here for a signing as part of this event. See their Facebook event for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/314526068747925/

And from 3pm to 5pm, Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti will be here for a signing!!!

Amanda and Jimmy are the writers of DC Comics’ Harley Quinn, one of the most popular titles on the shelves today! Amanda Conner is the first (and hottest) female artist to crack Wizard Magazine’s Top Artist list. Jimmy Palmiotti is a multi-award-winning character creator with a wide range of experience in advertising, production, consulting, editorial, film and comic writing, development and production, media presentation and video game development.

Keep checking our Facebook page for more details!
www.facebook.com/emeraldcitycomics

AND: Come back Sunday, May 3rd, and get 10% off all Toys and Games!!!

 

 

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UPCOMING EC EVENTS!

Emerald City has a lot going on in the month of April!

To keep you informed and prepared, here’s a bit of what you have to look forward to this month!
(This is just a sneak-peek. Times and details will be announced soon!)

Sat., 4/18 – Game of Thrones Event!
“1-Man Star Wars” Raffle, sponsored by the Straz Center!

Sat., 4/25 – “1-Man Star Wars” Star Charlie Ross – LIVE! & Star Wars Celebration
Daredevil – LIVE!

Wed., 4/29 – DC Variant Covers Raffle, Part 2!

All events are subject to change without notice. Please be sure to check our store signage, EC News Flyers, and Facebook & Twitter pages for updates!

 

 

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GAMING EVENTS
Here’s the list of gaming events coming up!
See http://emeraldcitycomics.com/events for complete details

Sat Apr 11         11:00am – 7:00pm
TABLETOP DAY! 10% OFF GAMES!!!

Sat Apr 11         7:00pm – 11:00pm
EC Board Game Night

Sun Apr 12         4:00pm – 6:00pm
Pokemon League (youth)

Mon Apr 13         7:00pm – 10:00pm
DBZ Pick UP Tourney Nights!

Tue Apr 14         7:00pm – 10:00pm
Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild – Season of the Shackles

Thu Apr 16         6:00pm – 9:00pm
EC! Living Card Game Night

Sat Apr 18         2:00pm – 9:00pm
L5R: 20 Festivals — Sealed Tournament

Sun Apr 19         4:00pm – 6:00pm
Pokemon League (youth)

 

 

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:

CONVERGENCE 1
CONVERGENCE #1 (OF 8)
DC COMICS
(W) Scott Lobdell, Jeff King (A) Carlo Pagulayan, Jason Paz (CA) Ivan Reis, Joe Prado
This is it! The entire DC Universe, from the dawn of time through The New 52, must fight to survive against a threat that bends the Multiverse to its will. Your favorite characters from every era and every forgotten series are all here! But are you going to say hello again just to say goodbye forever? The stakes have never been higher as the heroes of Crisis, Zero Hour, Elseworlds, and more are brought together for Convergence!
In the first issue of this weekly series, Brainiac has collected cities of doomed and forgotten worlds, who must battle each other – and the losers will be destroyed! But why is he forcing this conflict? Join the refugees from Earth-2 as they unlock the truth behind this world that exists outside time and space and is very much alive! Is Brainiac really in control – or is this planet named Telos an unparalleled force of evil?
This extra-sized issue is packed with twists and turns and appearances you NEVER thought you’d see – including the heroes from the hit series INJUSTICE!

 

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JUPITERS CIRCLE #1 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Mark Millar (A) Wilfredo Torres (CA) Frank Quitely
The most celebrated superheroes in mid-century America seem to have it all-fame, riches, adoration-but tensions simmer beneath the glossy surface, threatening to crack open the secrets behind their public AND private exploits. Before the family dynasty in JUPITER’S LEGACY began, there was JUPITER’S CIRCLE-a story about a team whose personal dramas collide with super-powered spectacle!

 

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REANIMATOR #1 (OF 4)
D. E.
(W) Keith Davidsen (A) Randy Valiente (CA) Jae Lee & Various
Dr. Herbert West, The Reanimator, returns! Setting up shop in New Orleans, the brilliant Dr. West continues his life’s work: the revival of the dead by purely chemical means. To accomplish this task, he recruits Susan Greene, a young and wide-eyed pharmacologist fascinated by his macabre experiments. Initially unfazed by West’s unorthodox practices (including how he funds his research – by selling zombie brain fluid as a narcotic), Susan may regret her scientific curiosity as sinister forces – those aligned with Elder Gods and Haitian Voodoo – begin to align against the Reanimator!
Dynamite Entertainment proudly resurrects The Reanimator, H.P Lovecraft’s notorious mad scientist, in a fear-fraught four-issue miniseries!  Take what you love best about the television shows “Breaking Bad” and “Walking Dead”, throw in Cthulhu tentacle terror and backwater Louisianan superstition, and you have the all-new horror comic hit of 2015!

 

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REBELS #1
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Brian Wood (A) Andrea Mutti (CA) Tula Lotay
In a rush of great public resistance to an oppressive and excessive government, a homegrown militia movement is formed in rural America. This is not 2015, but 1775. With the war for independence playing out across the colonies, young Seth and Mercy Abbott find their new marriage tested at every turn, as the demands of the frontlines and the home front collide.

 

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SAVIOR #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Todd McFarlane, Brian Holguin (A/CA) Clayton Crain
What if the MOST DANGEROUS man on Earth was also the one trying to do the MOST GOOD? The world is real. The people are normal. And then he appears!
A man appears with no background, no memory, and no place to call home. But he has powers. Powers that seem resemble those we learned about in Sunday School. Could it be?! Is it possible that this man is much, much more than that? Is it possible that he is our “SAVIOR” in the flesh? And if he is, then why doesn’t he know who he is or how he got his powers?
Strip away the spandex and trappings of the traditional comic superhero and ask yourself a simple question: “How would I react if GOD suddenly appeared in front of me, but everything we had been taught about him seems out of whack?” What you would have left, beyond your own doubts, is the presence of a man who has to deal with the fact that his appearance in the world is seen as both a blessing and a curse. Some will see him as a hero, a messiah. Other will see him as an enemy because there isn’t room for a person with god-like powers to disrupt the status quo of what we already believe. Some will rally behind him. Others will denounce him. But none of us will be able to ignore him.

 

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SLEEPY HOLLOW ORIGINS #1
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Mike Johnson (A) Matias Bergara (CA) Joe Quinones
WHAT’S TO LOVE: We’re huge Sleepyheads here at BOOM!, so we jumped at the chance to explore the never-before-seen history of some of our favorite characters from the hit Fox TV show. We worked hand-in-hand with Sleepy Hollow show writer Mike Johnson and Sons of Anarchy artist Matías Bergara to bring the true origins of Abbie, Ichabod, Jenny, Henry, and the Hessian.
WHAT IT IS: You’ve watched Ichabod and Abbie battle the forces of Moloch and the Hessians, now see how they first got started with five short stories revealing the official origins of your favorite Sleepy Hollow characters. Travel back to the first days of Abbie on the job, Jenny in an institution, and Ichabod turning his back on Queen and Country for justice. Find out how Henry was born the horseman of the apocalypse War, and relive the Hessian’s life as Abraham.

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

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CAPTAIN MARVEL TP VOL 02 STAY FLY
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Kelly Sue DeConnick (A) Marcio Takara, David Lopez (CA) David Lopez
Captain Marvel’s space adventure with her pet cat, Chewie, continues! But when they have an unexpected alien visitor, Carol learns that Rocket Raccoon was right: There’s more to Chewie than meets the eye! Chewie is a Flerkin…and a mom to hundreds! Is this the end for Carol and her pet? Then, Carol has her hands full with a special guest-star from the X-Universe: rock and roll maven Lila Cheney! And Christmas comes to the Carol Corps as we celebrate 100 issues and nearly 50 years of Carol Danvers’ high-flying adventures! But after tracking Captain Marvel and Tic for weeks, the Haffensye Consortium has finally caught up to them both! Carol was barely able to survive the last time she squared off against the Haffensye – will the astronomical Avenger be so lucky again? Collecting CAPTAIN MARVEL (2014) #7-12.
Rated T+

 

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HARLEY QUINN HC VOL 02 POWER OUTAGE (N52)
DC COMICS
(W) Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti (A) Marco Failla & Various (CA) Amanda Conner
The first rule of Skate Club is…you do not mess with the Mistress of Mayhem! Harley stumbles across an underground fight club where big money equals big body counts! She’s in…and she’s making Sy Borgman her agent. Plus, what would happen if the demented Clown Princess of Crime visited the most popular comic con out there? And Harley attempts to rescue Poison Ivy – with smelly results! Collects HARLEY QUINN #9-13, HARLEY QUINN: FUTURES END #1, a story from SECRET ORIGINS #4 and the star-studded HARLEY QUINN INVADES COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL: SAN DIEGO #1!

 

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JUPITERS LEGACY TP VOL 01
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Mark Millar (A/CA) Frank Quitely
The children of the world’s greatest superheroes may never be able to fill their parents’ shoes. When the family becomes embattled by infighting, one branch stages an uprising and another goes into hiding. How long can the world survive when one family’s super-powered problems explode onto the global stage? Just in time for the launch of the prequel series JUPITER’S CIRCLE comes this collected edition from storytelling masters MILLAR and QUITELY.
Collects JUPITER’S LEGACY #1-5

 

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MORTAL KOMBAT X TP VOL 01 (MR)
DC COMICS
(W) Shawn Kittelsen (A) Dexter Soy & Various (CA) Ivan Reis
Get over here…for an all-new digital-first series set before the events of 2015’s highly anticipated game Mortal Kombat X! Prepare yourself for the brutal adventures of all your favorite Mortal Kombat characters and witness the rise of the next generation of Kombatants! As Scorpion and his newest companion set off in deadly pursuit of Raiden, Cassie Cage finds herself in an illegal MMA deathmatch. Is she ready for her first taste of Mortal Kombat? Collects issues #1-4 of the new series.

 

 

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‘Sup nerds! Here are some comics. Buy them or get out!!
[“Any views or opinions expressed in this Back Issues Report are those of the individual and do not represent the views or opinions of Emerald City.”  -Emerald City’s team of lawyers, biting their nails and pulling their hair out after reading Justin’s weekly rants]

Good LORD! It’s a Batman Adventures #12! First appearance of Harley Quinn!! Sweet sassy molassy! It’s a PGX graded 9.6 (Near Mint-)!! It’s $950!! Exclamation points!!! SENTENCE FRAGMENTS!!! WAUUGHH!

We’ve got a Fantastic Four #45, first appearance of the Inhumans in a CBCS graded 4.0 (Very Good) for $350. It’s the first ever appearance of Lockjaw, the giant teleporting bulldog! C’mon! I love that guy!

Man! Look at this copy of Secret Wars #8 I’ve got here. Fine/Very Fine (7.0) condition for $40 and before you ask, no, this is not the same copy I was peddling in the pages of this newsletter a few weeks ago; I sold that copy already, this is a whole other copy and I’m probably gonna sell this one quickly as well, so, y’know … come get you some.

Hey-hey! Ms. Marvel #1, that’s the 1977 series #1, volume one number one, in Very Fine (8.0) for $90. Beautiful book; you should see the back cover on this thing, it’s pristine.

 

 

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DARKSEAS
DARK SEAS
Build a pirate empire in the uncharted Plunder Islands of the Cairribbi— er, Carebbe— er, near the Gulf of Mexico! Seize your destiny of buccaneerrific awesomeness, and gather hordes of pirates, hoards of doubloons, ever greater infamy, and (of course) ever more treasure!
Dark Seas is a dicey island-building game. Each player plots out his own plundering route, filling its ports with docks, hideouts, and shady seafaring characters. Players sail their ships around their islands, building their reputation by recruiting pirates, gathering doubloons, and acquiring treasure and infamy. Whoever amasses the greatest reputation wins!

 

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DOOMTOWN: RELOADED – FAITH AND FEAR
Gomorra needs a revival! After the disastrous Election Day, Gomorra seems like a town devoid of mercy or grace, but there are some devoted to the work of the divine. Bringing blessings and simple compassion, these souls seek not only to raise up the meek, but drive out those who would destroy. But can the same be said of the new mayor?
Faith and Fear is the first Pinebox set for Doomtown: Reloaded and introduces the new Blessed dudes and their miracles — but of course other forces are always at work, and you’ll find many new cards for all your favorite factions, including four entirely new outfit cards!

 

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STAR REALMS: GAMBIT SET
This expansion to the Star Realms Deckbuilding Game was originally released as a stretch goal reward for the game’s Kickstarter campaign. It is now available for the first time to the general public. This set is not playable on its own. It must be combined with the Star Realms Deck Building Game.
This Star Realms expansion contains 20 new cards!
2 Solo Challenge cards allowing for solitaire play.
2 Cooperative Challenge cards, team up with your friends to defeat the Pirates of the Dark Star or the deadly Nemesis Beast!
3 Merc Cruiser Ship cards that can act as an ally for any faction.
13 Gambit cards that give players special abilities they can unleash during the game!

 

 

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Toys / Collectables
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FLASH ACTION FIGURE
DC COMICS
Get up to speed on the new hit CW television series with this incredibly detailed action figure of The Flash, the Fastest Man Alive, in his scarlet uniform.
THE FLASH – 6.75″

 

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MARVEL LEGENDS THANOS BUILD A FIGURE SERIES
HASBRO
Each figure comes with a piece to build Thanos. Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Hellcat, Spider Woman, and Batroc.

 

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MARVEL LEGENDS HOBGOBLIN BUILD A FIGURE SERIES
HASBRO
Each figure comes with a piece to build Hobgoblin. Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2099, Daredevil, Spider-Girl, Spider-Woman, and Anti Venom.

 

 

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Happy Easter! Newsletter 4/3/15

 

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EC YARD SALE / EASTER EGG HUNT / ROBIN LIVE IN STORE!!!
Saturday, April 4th from 11am to “see below”

It’s another BIG Saturday at EC! We’ll be closed on Easter Sunday, so to make up for it, we’re really packing lots of great fun and activity into Saturday, on April 4th!

First, join us for our YARD SALE from 11am-7pm! You’ll find lots of great comics, toys, games, books, and more at DEEP, DEEP DISCOUNT PRICES!

From 11a-2p, ALL AGES can take part in our 2nd annual EASTER EGG HUNT! Everyone is allowed to find one egg – and that egg will contain candy and a special surprise – which just might be an Emerald City Gift Certificate! (There will be a $25, a $15 and several $10 and $5 EC Gift Certificates and Coupons!)

And as if that’s not enough… you can help ROBIN, the Boy Wonder celebrate his 75th (!) Birthday LIVE, IN-PERSON from 11am-1pm and 3pm-5pm for pics and autographs!!!

Your friends at EC wish you a safe and happy Easter!!!

 

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ARE YOU A WEREWOLF? DINNER THEATER sponsored by Gamers On The Edge
Saturday, April 4th from 6pm to 9pm

On the full moon of April 4th, the Honorable Sir Joshua will be leading us through the ups and downs of living in a village plagued by werewolves. A mere $10 donation will move you into the village. Your donation will include a meal from Champions BBQ and the proceeds will be donated to All Children’s Hospital — so feel free to donate more if your heart and pocket allow!  :-)

The village will host the first 30 citizens to make a reservation. Reserve your place here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1053300721352507/
Please comment there and let Gamers On The Edge know if you will be bringing someone with you.

 

Easter Eggs on Green Satin Fabric

CLOSED FOR EASTER SUNDAY
Sunday, April 5th

Happy Easter!

 

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COMICS, CONVERGENCE & TABLETOP GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE!!!
Wednesday, April 8th from 11am to 9pm

They’re the best comics you may have missed!

“Spider-Woman” got a “sensational” new costume and artist, “Nameless” began a new story from Grant Morrison, and “Secret Identities” introduced us to a new team of quirky, dysfunctional superheroes! And somehow, through all the other spider-ladies, zombie tales and comic “event” issues, these modern-day treasures somehow got missed!

So, here’s your chance to get in on the fun!

Wed., April 8th, the FIRST 30 GUESTS at 11am will receive a…

FREE SPIDER-WOMAN #5 COMIC!!!
FREE NAMELESS #2 COMIC!!! And a
FREE SECRET IDENTITIES #1 COMIC!!!
(The first 30 guests at 7pm will get a FREE Spider-Woman #5!)

DC’s Convergence event is here! And Tabletop Day is Saturday, April 11th, so to celebrate you can also enter our raffle for a chance to win* one of three
CONVERGENCE LITHOGRAPHS and one of two
MY LITTLE PONY COLLECTIBLE CARD GAME 2-PACKS!!!

The drawing will be held on Friday, April 10th 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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INTERNATIONAL TABLETOP DAY!!!
Saturday, April 11th from 11am to 7pm
(Followed by EC Board Game Night from 7pm to late)

This is a celebration of all things TABLETOP!

All day long, games will be 10% off! This includes board games, trading card games, miniatures games, role-playing games, and any supplies in our games category such as paints and dice!

Join us for an all day event of Board Gaming. We will be hosting several gaming demos all day long to teach new players and will be handing out promotional cards to players.

Volunteers will be on hand to answer any questions regarding board gaming and to assist new players. All are welcome to come and play!

Additionally, we will be holding raffles all day long for fabulous prizes! These range from deluxe expansions to full copies of Table Top Day games!

Our friends at Gamers On The Edge will be here all day long to support this event. Additionally, we will have the folks from Dave’s Dawg House visiting us to provide their food truck services for the day!

We look forward to seeing our gaming community come together to support this event and to see anyone whom has ever wanted to roll dice come visit and learn to play!

TABLE TOP DAY ROTATION !

(In Store) Table 1 –

King Of Tokyo (11am – 12:30)
Cash and Guns (12:30 – 2pm)
Love Letter – (2pm- 3:30pm)
Legendary – (3:30- 5pm)

(In Store) Table 2 –

Coup ( 11am – 12:30pm)
Castle Panic ( 12:30 – 2pm)
Walk the Plank (2pm – 3:30pm)
Council of Verona – (3:30 – 5pm)

(Event Room) Table 3 –

7 Wonders (11am – 1:30pm)
Dead Of Winter (1:30pm – 4pm)
Samurai Spirt (4pm – 6pm)

(Event Room) Table 4 –

Tiny Epic Defenders (11am – 12:30pm)
Sheriff of Nottingham (12:30 – 2pm)
Tiny Epic Kingdoms (2pm- 3:30pm)
Fluxx (3:30pm – 5pm)

Sign-ups for “Are You A Werewolf” will be available starting at 6pm and will begin at 7pm!

 

 

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UPCOMING EC EVENTS!

Emerald City has a lot going on in the month of April!

To keep you informed and prepared, here’s a bit of what you have to look forward to this month!
(This is just a sneak-peek. Times and details will be announced soon!)

Wed., 4/15 – DC Variant Covers Raffle, Part 1!
Sat., 4/18 – Game of Thrones Event! “1-Man Star Wars” Raffle, sponsored by the Straz Center!
Sat., 4/25 – “1-Man Star Wars” Star Charlie Ross – LIVE! & Star Wars Celebration / Daredevil – LIVE!
Wed., 4/29 – DC Variant Covers Raffle, Part 2!

All events are subject to change without notice. Please be sure to check our store signage, EC News Flyers, and Facebook & Twitter pages for updates!

 

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GAMING EVENTS
Here’s the list of gaming events coming up!
See http://emeraldcitycomics.com/events for complete details

Mon Apr 6         7:00pm – 12:00am
Monster Hunter 4U Hunt Nights!

Tue Apr 7         7:00pm – 10:00pm
Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild – Season of the Shackles

Tue Apr 7         7:00pm – 11:00pm
Pathfinder Society of Florida RPG Bi-Weekly Session

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

Sat Apr 11         11:00am – 7:00pm
TABLETOP DAY! 10% OFF GAMES!!!

Sat Apr 11         7:00pm – 11:00pm
EC Board Game Night

Sun Apr 12         4:00pm – 6:00pm
Pokemon League (youth)

Mon Apr 13         7:00pm – 10:00pm
DBZ Pick UP Tourney Nights!

Tue Apr 14         7:00pm – 10:00pm
Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild – Season of the Shackles

Thu Apr 16         6:00pm – 9:00pm
EC! Living Card Game Night

 

 

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:

 

AVENGERS ULTRON FOREVER 1
AVENGERS ULTRON FOREVER #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Al Ewing (A/CA) Alan Davis
PART 1 OF 3 – THE START OF A THREE-PART AVENGERS EVENT!
•  500 years into the future, Ultron has won. Humanity is all but extinct – dead or enslaved by the Ultron Singularity.
•  Now, seven Avengers are brought through time by Doctor Doom to battle the machine god for the fate of the cosmos… or die trying!
•  It begins here – an epic adventure spanning the past and future of the Avengers!
Rated T+

 

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CONVERGENCE #0
DC COMICS
(W) Dan Jurgens, Jeff King (A/CA) Ethan Van
Where do worlds go when they die?
The Earthquakes felt round the Multiverse, Superman’s lost days after “Doomed,” the World’s End – all these points will converge as the history of the DCU is spun from a new perspective, the perspective of a mad god and his arrogant child. The biggest story in DC history ties into literally every DC story ever told – and it all begins here.
Kingdom Come, Red Son, Wild West Justice League, Captain Carrot and the Zoo Crew – all the worlds you remember can still be found on Telos. Everything matters. Every story matters.
Don’t miss the start of DC’s April/May 2015 event with this special issue!

 

GUARDIANS OF GALAXY BEST STORY EVER 1
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY BEST STORY EVER #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Tim Seeley (A) Jacopo Camagni, Iban Coello (CA) Tim Seeley
• It’s not every day Peter Quill ends up in jai…wait…never mind this happens a lot.
•  But he DOESN’T always get Rocket stuck there with him. And he DEFINITELY doesn’t always regale the guards with the BEST STORY EVER!
•  Let’s just hope he keeps their attention long enough for the other Guardians to bust him out…
Rated T

 

KANAN LAST PADAWAN 1
KANAN LAST PADAWAN #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Greg Weisman (A) Pepe Larraz (CA) Mark Brooks
• Kanan Jarrus–in STAR WARS REBELS, he’s a cocky, sarcastic renegade fighting against the Galactic Empire alongside the rag-tag crew of the Ghost…but years before, at the height of the Clone Wars, he was known as Caleb Dume, Jedi Padawan under the instruction of Jedi Master Depa Billaba. Neither master nor apprentice ever suspected that the Clone Troopers they commanded would turn on them upon the issuing of Order 66-the order to execute all Jedi. How did Caleb Dume survive? How did he learn to survive on his own? And how did he become the man we know as Kanan Jarrus? Writer Greg Weisman (writer/executive producer on STAR WARS REBELS, SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN) and artist Pepe Larraz (DEADPOOL VS. X-FORCE, THOR, INHUMAN) bring us a tale bridging the years between the Clone Wars and Rebels!
Rated T
Star Wars © Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. Text and illustrations for Star Wars are © 2015 Lucasfilm Ltd.

 

SPIDER-GWEN 3
SPIDER-GWEN #3
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jason Latour (A/CA) Robbi Rodriguez
• Police Lieutenant Frank Castle is not a man to be trifled with.
•  His new assignment? GET SPIDER-GWEN. ‘Nuff said.
Rated T+

 

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UNCANNY INHUMANS
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Charles Soule (A/CA) Steve McNiven
• The industry’s best-selling artist comes to the Inhumans!
•  The prelude to one of Marvel’s biggest launches of 2015 is here!
•  Think you know Black Bolt? Think again, as the men who killed Wolverine show you a side of the Inhuman King you’ve never seen before!
Rated T+

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

AVENGERS RAGE OF ULTRON OGN HC
AVENGERS RAGE OF ULTRON OGN HC
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Rick Remender (A) Jerome Opena, Pepe Larraz (CA) Jerome Opena
It was another glorious victory for the Mighty Avengers. Good triumphed over evil and Ultron was shot into space, never to be seen again. Or so they thought. Now, years later, the homicidal artificial intelligence – so long devoted to ending life on Earth – has found a new world to conquer… one with its own horrific legacy. When Titan, birthplace of Thanos, falls, Planet Ultron rises in its place! Thanos’ brother Starfox must seek the aid of his former allies – but the Avengers he finds are radically different from the ones he once knew. Among them is Ultron’s creator Giant-Man – and when Hank Pym confronts his now planet-sized “son,” the responsibilities of fatherhood have never loomed so large. Rick Remender (UNCANNY AVENGERS) and Jerome Opeña (AVENGERS) unleash the full robotic rage of Ultron on Earth’s Mightiest Heroes!

 

DEEP STATE TP VOL 01
DEEP STATE TP
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Justin Jordan (A) Ariela Kristantina (CA) Matt Taylor
WHY WE LOVE IT: You know all those conspiracy theories you hear about? Like how the
Jonestown Massacre was a failed MKULTRA experiment by the government, or how Lee
Harvey Oswald was trained and brainwashed to be an assassin? Well, what if some of those were true? Deep State is a dream (nightmare?) come true for conspiracy theory nuts like us here at BOOM!
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: With Luther Strode, Dead Body Road, and Spread, Justin Jordan has
become one of the eminent voices in hardhitting, intelligent, original comics, and Ariela Kristantina (Death of Wolverine) brings her unique, idiosyncratic style that has made her a
breakout talent. If you’re even remotely interested in conspiracy theory stories from comics like
Detective Comics and XFiles to films like Enemy of the State and Three Days of the Condor, you’ll be gripped by Deep State!
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: John Harrow doesn’t exist, and his job is to make sure that other things
don’t exist, too. At any given time, the government is running dozens of black book operations,
experiments that aren’t on any official record and are never acknowledged to exist. Most of the
time, they go as expected and the public is never the wiser. John Harrow’s job is to handle them
when they don’t, and do anything to make sure the government’s secrets stay just that-secret.
Collects issues #14.
Newly optioned by 20th Century Fox TV!

 

ELFQUEST FINAL QUEST TP VOL 01
ELFQUEST FINAL QUEST TP
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Wendy Pini, Richard Pini (A/CA) Wendy Pini
The dream that Chief Cutter and his Wolfriders fought and died for, the Palace of the High Ones, may be the very thing destroying them. The skills that helped them survive the harsh world are fading, and there is a growing threat from a tyrant obsessed with exterminating all elves-creating a disastrous brew that must surely boil over. Collects ElfQuest: The Final Quest #1-#6 and The Final Quest Special.

 

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LUMBERJANES TP VOL 01
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis (A) Brooke A. Allen (CA) Noelle Stevenson
What’s to Love: Lumberjanes is the hit series from the BOOM! Box imprint that features five rad ladies who fight monster baddies with the power of friendship! Written by Noelle Stevenson (Nimona, Adventure Time) and newcomer Grace Ellis, and illustrated by Brooke Allen (A Home for Mr. Easter), this new series has taken comics by storm and has earned rave reviews.
What It Is: At Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types, things are not what they seem. Three-eyed foxes. Secret caves. Anagrams! Luckily, Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are five rad, butt-kicking best pals determined to have an awesome summer together…and they’re not gonna let a magical quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way! The mystery keeps getting bigger, and it all begins here. Collects issues #1-4.

 

 

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Back Issues / Vintage Comics
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Hey-hey folks! Welp, let’s get to it, shall we? I have a Yard Sale to prepare for, by which of course I mean that the store is going to be having a yard sale this weekend. I couldn’t really have a yard sale myself, I live in an apartment and therefore don’t really have a “yard,” per se. Come to think of it, the store doesn’t really have a “yard” as such; guess we should’ve called it a Parking Lot Sale. Oh well, too late now! Digression complete. Here are some comics…

We’ve got ourselves a copy of Detective Comics #23.2 in Near Mint (9.4) condition for $40 as well as a copy of Batman #23.1 in Near Mint (9.4) for $20. “Whoa! Whoa! Hold your horses, there!” you may well be exclaiming upon having read the preceding sentence. “Why is this nut offering these two separate comics within this same sentence? This flies in the face of the traditional approach of only detailing one book per paragraph!” Well, just calm your nerves, gentle reader. I mention these books as a pair because the are the Harley Quinn and Joker lenticular 3-D Villains Month covers respectively. Now, unlike last weeks Marvel Premiere #’s 47 and 48, which we were selling only as a pair, these two books (Detective #23.2 and Batman #23.1) can be bought individually. That being said I would like to suggest that they be bought as a pair. Think about it — it’s Joker, it’s Harley Quinn, they are both featured on neato 3-D lenticular covers. These are companion pieces, folks! I would no sooner see these books separated than I would a pair of identical orphaned puppies whimpering in the rain. Have a heart people, take the both of these two home so that they can remain together forever, as it ought to be.

We’ve got ourselves a Captain America #100 in Very Good- (3.5) for $175. This one may not be Near Mint but it is a tough-to-find key book. You see, this is actually the first Marvel Captain America #1. “Hey goober!” I can hear you, good reader, shouting at your computer monitor, “you said it was number one hundred, now you’re saying it’s number one! Stop trying to confuse me!” Settle, chum. Just settle on down. Quick comics history lesson for you, free of charge: when Marvel starting publishing superhero comics in the early 1960’s they revived the Golden Age character Captain America for a new generation of readers. When good ol’ Stan the Man decided to give Cap his own monthly title he and his brain trust over at the House of Ideas figured it was best to have the character take over the title Tales of Suspense, which had been co-starring Cap and Iron Man, with issue #100. So there you have it, Captain America #100 is actually Marvel’s Captain America #1. Don’t believe me? Wiki-check me, homie.

Last but certainly not least we have a copy of Secret Wars #8 in 7.0 (Fine/Very Fine) for $40. This one is the first appearance of Spider-Man’s black costume which he wears to formal occasions: weddings, funerals, stein hoists. Ho-kay folks, again I have a Parking Lot Sale to prepare for. So, adios for now muchachos. See you further on down the trail.

 

 

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BOHNANZA: PRINCES & PIRATES
Bohnanza: Princes & Pirates is an English language compilation of two Bohnanza expansions previously available only in German.

In Princes, players are a Bean Prince and must get to their sleeping beauty. This is done by fulfilling quests to cross the thorn hedges to get to the castle where she awaits.

In Pirates, players can now buy ships in order to help them trade and sell beans. You can also purchase pirate ships which you can use to raid your opponents bean fields.

 

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BOHNANZA: LADIES & GANGSTERS
Bohnanza: Ladies & Gangsters is an English language compilation of two stand-alone Bohnanza games previously available only in German.

Ladies includes female versions of the beans used in Bohnanza with better payoffs than their male counterparts for more money when the female beans are at the top of the harvest. Baby beans show up, too, though, and they provide no money at all, so keep those babies covered!

Gangsters is for one or two players in which they compete against a third entity: the Bean Mafia. The players need to have more profit than each other and the Bean Mafia in order to win. This game also includes a few new beans with irregular beanometers.

 

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CASTLE PANIC: THE DARK TITAN
The story of the castle is enhanced by the addition of the Dark Titan himself: Agranok. An unparalleled threat, Agranok has returned from banishment with a vengeance, and he’s bringing new enemies that will test players like never before.

The Dark Titan, an expansion for Castle Panic, adds more powerful enemies to the game, as well as new reinforcements and weapons with which the players can defend the castle. The Dark Titan Agranok is a new 8-point monster seeking vengeance, and his support includes the Dark Sorceress, elite monsters, and a boom troll. To defend against these new threats, players will have a Cavalier that fights for them on the board as well as boiling oil and support tokens.

The Dark Titan is compatible with The Wizard’s Tower, the first expansion for Castle Panic, for even more of a challenge.

 

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ZOMBICIDE: SEASON 3 – RUE MORGUE
Zombicide Season 3: Rue Morgue is a cooperative game set in an action-movie universe for 1 to 12 players, ages 13 and up. Players control teams of survivors as they fight off a zombie horde controlled by the game itself. Survivors find weapons, battle zombies, and gain experience. The more experienced they get, the more powerful they become, but the more zombies they attract!

Zombicide Season 3: Rue Morgue introduces a terrifying new zombie type: the Skinner Zombie! Make sure you put these zombies down hard, otherwise something might come crawling for you! …and don’t forget Season 3’s new big bad is the A-Bomb Abomination! An Abomination so twisted and mutated that its elongated arms can drag you back to it as you try to escape!

With all these new foes you’re going to need to team up if you want to survive!! Zombicide Season 3: Rue Morgue introduces teams into the Zombicide franchise! Players pick from the largest pool of survivors in a Zombicide game yet and form teams to scavenge, loot, and kill zombies! And if you really want to shred through the shuffling dead, you’ll first need to make sure your team has skills that complement each other well.

Zombicide Season 3: Rue Morgue has new zombies, new weapons, new survivors, and even new team mechanics, but the biggest game changer of all is the new optional Player versus Player rule set! Yes, in Rue Morgue players’ teams can go toe-to-toe to see which set of Survivors really deserve to survive! If the zombie apocalypse isn’t horrifying enough for you, then prepare to face off against the deadliest foe yet: man!

 

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THE LORD OF THE RINGS LCG: THE LOST REALM
“Many evil things there are that your strong walls and bright swords do not stay. You know little of the lands beyond your bounds. Peace and freedom, do you say? The North would have known them little but for us.”
–Aragorn, The Fellowship of the Ring

Prepare to face dangers that would freeze the blood of lesser folk…

The Lost Realm is the fourth deluxe expansion for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game, and its 165 cards bring new focus to the wilds of the North, where a handful of Dúnedain Rangers tirelessly hunt down the Dark Lord’s servants, wherever they may wander, in order to safeguard the quiet and simple lands to their south.

As part of this focus, The Lost Realm introduces two new Dúnedain heroes, numerous Dúnedain allies, and a wealth of player cards that reward players for engaging enemies. Additionally, The Lost Realm relates the dangers of the North in nine encounter sets that you and your friends will use to play through the expansion’s three new scenarios. These encounter sets also lay the foundation for future journeys into the Angmar Awakened cycle of Adventure Packs.

 

 

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Toys / Collectables
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BATMAN ANIMATED BAS FIGURES
DC COMICS
Based on the designs from the hit shows Batman: The Animated Series and New Batman Adventures comes the next wave of your favorite characters: Robin, The Joker, and Man-Bat! Each figure comes with a display base and episode specific accessories!

 

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ARROW TV FIGURES
DC COMICS
The world’s deadliest assassin and Arrow’s nemesis are perfectly captured with these amazing action figures based on their appearances in the smash-hit CW television series!
•  THE DARK ARCHER – 6.75″
•  DEADSHOT – 6.75″

 

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STAR WARS CAPTAIN HAN SOLO-HOTH
SIDESHOW
From Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, relive your favorite moments leading up to the Battle of Hoth with the Sideshow Collectibles Captain Han Solo – Hoth Sixth Scale Figure.

 

 

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EC Yard Sale / Easter Egg Hunt / Robin Live In Store! Newsletter 3/27/15

 

We have soooo many things happening in April, that even our HEADLINE is the fifth item down!!!

 

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BATMAN DAY SALE – 20% OFF!!!
Saturday, March 28th from 11am to 9pm

Batman’s 76th Anniversary is March 30th! (The cover of Detective #27 says “May”, but the publication copyright date is March 30, 1939.)

So, to celebrate, EC is hosting BATMAN DAY on Saturday, March 28th!!!

All day Saturday, SAVE 20% on ALL BATMAN & BATMAN FAMILY MERCHANDISE in the store**!!!
(**Vintage comics are not included in the sale.)

And, you can meet BATMAN & BANE LIVE, IN-PERSON from 11-1pm and 3-5pm for pics & autographs!!!

During their visit, you can challenge the Dark Knight or Bane for prizes and EC discounts!!!

Plus, ALL GUESTS can enter our raffle for a chance to win* 1 of 2 LOVE LETTER: BATMAN GAMES!!!
JUST ADDED! Each raffle winner will also win an ARKHAM CITY 3-PACK of 6″ action figures (Hush, Ra’s al Ghul and Talia al Ghul)!!!

The drawing will be held on Monday, March 30th 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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AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY FUNDRAISER EVENT!
Tuesday, March 31st, from 6:30-8:30pm
at FAIRWAY PIZZA
2901 Alt. 19 N. Palm Harbor, FL 34683

Join the NTC’s X-Men relay team in SUPERHERO TRIVIA!

Come out and support their Relay for Life team – a portion of the night’s proceeds will go towards their fundraising efforts! (Make sure to mention you are with Nationwide Title Clearing!)

For more information on the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and how you can volunteer, contribute or support the X-Men’s team, please visit relayforlife.org and search for events in zip code 34683 where you’ll find the Palm Harbor / Tarpon Springs Event!

 

 

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G.I. JOE EC EXCLUSIVE VARIANT ARTIST ADAM RICHES – LIVE @ EC!!!
Wednesday, April 1st from 4pm to 6pm

THIS IS ONE COMIC YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS!!!

Get your EMERALD CITY COMICS EXCLUSIVE VARIANT copy of G.I. JOE, A Real American Hero #212!

This variant cover has been a news item, and highly sought-after – touted as having the MOST CHARACTERS of ANY COMIC EVER!!! (A whopping 284 characters!!!)

Join us for our MEET-&-GREET with the cover artist, ADAM RICHES, from 4-6pm!!!

Each variant comes with bag and an EXCLUSIVE backboard featuring a legend identifying every character!

 

 

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APRIL 1ST “FIRSTS” GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE @ EC!!!
Wednesday, April 1st from 11am to 9pm

We don’t blame you for being suspicious, but it’s no joke! We truly will be having our Wednesday Give-Away & Raffle on Wed., April 1st! And in the spirit of notable “firsts”…

the FIRST 30 GUESTS at 11am & 7pm will receive a FREE #1 REPRINT COMIC!!! (Choose from 14 different Image, Valiant, Dark Horse and IDW titles!)

You can also enter our raffle for a chance to win* one of three IMAGE FIRSTS COMPENDIUM VOL. 1 PAPERBACKS!!! (Collects NINE #1 Image comics stories!!!)

The drawing will be held on Friday, April 3rd 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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EC YARD SALE / EASTER EGG HUNT / ROBIN LIVE IN STORE!!!
Saturday, April 4th from 11am to “see below”

Remember EC’s two huge Garage Sales? Well, we’re moving THIS one outside!!! Come on by for some incredible deals!!! The Yard Sale will run until as late as 7pm.

But that’s not all! We will have our Easter Egg Hunt in the store until 2pm. Find an egg and win a prize!
(One egg per Guest, please)

And that’s STILL not all! Batman’s sidekick, Robin, will make an appearance for pictures and autographs from 11am to 1pm, and again from 3pm to 5pm.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for any more details!

 

 

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CLOSED FOR EASTER SUNDAY
Sunday, April 5th

Happy Easter!

 

 

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TABLETOP DAY!!!
Saturday, April 11th from 11am to 9pm

This is a celebration of all things TABLETOP!

Join us for an all day event of Board Gaming. We will be hosting several gaming demos all day long to teach new players and will be handing out promotional cards to players.

Volunteers will be on hand to answer any questions regarding board gaming and to assist new players. All are welcome to come and play!

Additionally, we will be holding raffles all day long for fabulous prizes! These range from deluxe expansions to full copies of Table Top Day games!

Our friends at Gamers On The Edge will be here all day long to support this event. Additionally, we will have the folks from Dave’s Dawg House visiting us to provide their food truck services for the day!

We look forward to seeing our gaming community come together to support this event and to see anyone whom has ever wanted to roll dice come visit and learn to play!

 

 

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UPCOMING EC EVENTS!

Emerald City has a lot going on in the
month of April! (Seriously; we’re exhausted already!)

To keep you informed and prepared, here’s a bit of what you have to look forward to this month! (This is just a sneak-peek. Times and details will be announced soon!)

Wed., 4/1 – DC’s Convergence series begins!

Sat., 4/4 – EC Easter Egg Hunt / EC Yard Sale / Batman’s sidekick, Robin – LIVE!

Sat., 4/11 – Tabletop Day!

Wed., 4/15 – DC Variant Covers Raffle, Part 1!

Fri., 4/17 – Mortal Kombat sponsored by Gamers On the Edge

Sat., 4/18 – Game of Thrones Event! “1-Man Star Wars” Raffle, sponsored by the Straz Center!

Sat., 4/25 – “1-Man Star Wars” Star Charlie Ross – LIVE! & Star Wars Celebration / Daredevil – LIVE!

Wed., 4/29 – DC Variant Covers Raffle, Part 2!

All events are subject to change without notice. Please be sure to check our store signage, EC News Flyers, and Facebook & Twitter pages for updates!

 

 

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GAMING EVENTS
Here’s the list of gaming events coming up!
See http://emeraldcitycomics.com/events for complete details

Sat Mar 28         7:00pm – 11:00pm
EC Board Game Night

Sun Mar 29         4:00pm – 6:00pm
Pokemon League (youth)

Tue Mar 31         7:00pm – 10:00pm
Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild – Season of the Shackles

Thu Apr 2         6:00pm – 9:00pm
EC! Living Card Game Night

Sat Apr 4         All day
Are You a Werewolf? Dinner Theater

Sun Apr 5         All day
CLOSED FOR EASTER SUNDAY

Mon Apr 6         7:00pm – 12:00am
Monster Hunter 4U Hunt Nights!

Tue Apr 7         7:00pm – 10:00pm
Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild – Season of the Shackles

Tue Apr 7         7:00pm – 11:00pm
Pathfinder Society of Florida RPG Bi-Weekly Session

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

Sat Apr 11         11:00am – 7:00pm
TABLETOP DAY!!!

Sat Apr 11         7:00pm – 11:00pm
EC Board Game Night

Sun Apr 12         4:00pm – 6:00pm
Pokemon League (youth)

Tue Apr 14         7:00pm – 10:00pm
Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild – Season of the Shackles

Thu Apr 16         6:00pm – 9:00pm
EC! Living Card Game Night

 

 

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:

 

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BIG THUNDER MOUNTAIN RAILROAD #1 (OF 5)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Dennis Hopeless (A) Tigh Walker (CA) Pasqual Ferry
THE WORLD FAMOUS, THRILL-PACKED DISNEY ATTRACTION ROARS TO LIFE AS AN ALL-NEW MARVEL EPIC BURSTING WITH ACTION, ROMANCE, MYSTERY, AND ADVENTURE!
•  Millions of fans have climbed aboard the “wildest ride in the wilderness”-and now Marvel hurtles you through the mists of time to reveal the never-before-told saga of how the dangerous gold mine of Big Thunder Mountain became the haunted legend it is today!
•  Malevolent mine owner Barnabas T. Bullion is determined to shelter his teen daughter Abigail from the dangers of the Wild West, but this brave young hero has other ideas…which include robbing her own father’s mine as a masked bandit!
•  Earthquakes! Floods! Dynamite-chewing goats! Can the denizens of Rainbow Ridge survive the clash between mankind’s greed and nature’s fury? And what is the protective power that dwells deep within the mysterious mountain? Surprises await you in the latest Disney Kingdoms saga by the acclaimed duo of Dennis Hopeless (Spider-Woman) and Tigh Walker (Avengers Undercover)!
All Ages
Elements based on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad © Disney

 

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DARK TOWER DRAWING THREE HOUSE CARDS #1 (OF 5) (MR)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Robert Furth, Peter David (A) Piotr Kowalski (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco
STEPHEN KING’S DARK FANTASY EPIC RETURNS-AS EDDIE DEAN COMES FACE TO FACE WITH THE GUNSLINGER
•  Eddie Dean, the troubled young man gifted with the ability to open doors to other worlds, has smuggled narcotics from Nassau to New York City, but now has to escape a packed airplane guarded by armed Custom Agents!
•  How will Eddie avoid prison and yet also fulfill his contract with the dangerous mobster Balazar?
•  The answer lies in Mid-World, and with a dying gunslinger named Roland!
•  The second chilling chapter begins by writers Peter David (Spider-Man 2099) & Robin Furth (The Dark Tower: A Complete Concordance), and artist Piotr Kowalski (Marvel Knights: Hulk)!
Parental Guidance

 

JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS 1
JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS #1
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Sophie Campbell (CA) Sophie Campbell, Amy Mebberson
SHOWTIME, SYNERGY! Meet JERRICA BENTON-a girl with a secret. She and her sister KIMBER team with two friends to become… JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS! But what does it mean to be JEM today? Fashion, art, action, and style collide in the most outrageous comic of 2015!

 

MIAMI VICE REMIX 1
MIAMI VICE REMIX #1 (OF 5)
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Joe Casey (A/CA) Jim Mahfood
Iconoclastic creators Joe Casey and Jim Mahfood turn the world of Miami Vice on its head in a way that’s got to be seen to be believed! Detectives Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs are taking on crime in a city rampant with danger at every turn! An ’80s classic is now a Lion Forge reimagining for a bold, new audience!

 

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MULTIVERSITY ULTRA COMICS #1
DC COMICS
(W) Grant Morrison (A) Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy (CA) Doug Mahnke
The penultimate chapter of the greatest adventure in DC’s history is here!
The acclaimed FINAL CRISIS team of Grant Morrison and Doug Mahnke reunite for a story so big it could only take place in the real world – that’s right, Earth-33 is back!
With the Multiverse under attack, a team of scientists create one final savior to take on the otherworldly threat…and its name is Ultra Comics! Literally held in your hands, one being will attempt to halt the annihilation of creation – and you, the reader, will have a front-row seat as you become an integral part of the resistance!
It’s another exciting, experimental story told by two of today’s top creators! You won’t want to miss this exciting issue which acts as chapter eight of THE MULTIVERSITY storyline.

 

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PASTAWAYS #1
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Matt Kindt (A/CA) Scott Kolins
2015: the distant past. A crash landing strands five deep-time explorers in a primitive world of internal-combustion engines and Internet 1.0 and tears a rift in space-time that spouts dinosaurs, giant robots, and other strange phenomena! Only the marooned “PastAways” can defend the twenty-first century, unless the tensions of their unexpectedly prolonged mission tear them apart!

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

LOW TP VOL 01
LOW TP VOL 01 THE DELIRIUM OF HOPE  (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Greg Tocchini
Millennia ago, mankind fled the earth’s surface into the bottomless depths of the darkest oceans. Shielded from a merciless sun’s scorching radiation, the human race tried to stave off certain extinction by sending robotic probes far into the galaxy, to search for a new home among the stars. Generations later, one family is about to be torn apart, in a conflict that will usher in the final race to save humanity from a world beyond hope.
Dive into an aquatic fantasy like none you’ve ever seen before, as writer RICK REMENDER (BLACK SCIENCE, Captain America) and artist GREG TOCCHINI (Last Days of American Crime) bring you a tale mankind’s final hour in the cold, deathly dark of the sea.
Collects LOW #1-6

 

ROCHE LIMIT TP VOL 01
ROCHE LIMIT TP VOL 01
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Michael Moreci (A/CA) Vic Malhotra
“Our destiny is the stars, and I will lead us there.”
Twenty years after this promise, billionaire Langford Skaargard’s dream of cosmic exploration is no more. Roche Limit, a colony situated on the cusp of a mysterious energy anomaly, is a melting pot of crime and terrible secrets. When Bekkah Hudson goes missing, the search to find her will plunge her sister and a cadre of the colony’s underworld figures into an odyssey that reveals a grim future for mankind.
Presenting the first part of the sold-out, critically-acclaimed sci-fi trilogy!
Collects ROCHE LIMIT #1-5

 

RUNAWAYS COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VOL 03
RUNAWAYS COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VOL 03
MARVEL COMICS
(W/A) Various (CA) Humberto Ramos
As the superhuman Civil War threatens to crush the Runaways, the Young Avengers offer assistance – but how can the Runaways trust that they’re on the same side? As the Runaways make hard decisions about their future, they confront a horrific enemy who threatens to tear the team apart! Then, the Skrulls launch their Secret Invasion – and the Runaways and Young Avengers both have a Skrull on their team. Coincidence? With Xavin having betrayed his teammates, and Hulkling out of commission, can the Runaways and Young Avengers survive? And in the aftermath, visionary creator Joss Whedon sends the team running in a whole new direction – first to the East Coast, then a century into the past! Collecting CIVIL WAR: YOUNG AVENGERS AND RUNAWAYS #1-4, RUNAWAYS (2005) #19-30, RUNAWAYS SAGA and SECRET INVASION: RUNAWAYS/YOUNG AVENGERS #1-3.
Rated T+

 

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WAYWARD TP VOL 01 STRING THEORY (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Jim Zub (A/CA) Steven Cummings & Various
IMAGE COMICS’S NEW SUPERNATURAL SPECTACULAR!
“If Wayward isn’t the next Saga, it will be a damn criminal shame.” -Bleeding Cool
Rori Lane is trying to start a new life when she reunites with her mother in Japan, but ancient creatures lurking in the shadows of Tokyo sense something hidden deep within her, threatening everything she holds dear. Can Rori unlock the secrets of her power before it’s too late?
JIM ZUB (Samurai Jack, SKULLKICKERS) and STEVE CUMMINGS (Legends of the Dark Knight, Deadshot) team-up to create an all-new Image supernatural spectacle that combines the camaraderie and emotion of Buffy with the action and mystery of Hellboy.
Collects WAYWARD #1-5

 

 

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Back Issues / Vintage Comics
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Okay, let’s make this quick, I have iZombie back issues to price.

BOOM! Tomb of Dracula #1 in Very Good+ (4.5) for $50. A.J. and I have had several discussions about where Dracula got that medallion that he uses to clasp his cloak to his collar. I contend that he won it at the Vampire Olympics, he took the gold in the Turning Into Mist and Floating Through a Keyhole event.

BIGGITY-BAM!! Marvel Premiere numbers 47 and 48, first Scott Lang Ant-Man in Very Fine (8.0), $200 for the pair and before you ask no, I’m sorry but we can’t sell them separately; they’re like conjoined twins, it would be very risky to try separating them, they share organs.

KA-POW!!! Nova #1! First appearance of Nova! Very Good/Fine (5.0)! $50! Nova’s helmet looks incredibly uncomfortable, don’t you think? It doesn’t really seem to conform to the contours of the human skull, limits the peripheral vision, and it looks very hot — and by very hot I mean in the sense that it looks like it would bottle-in ambient body heat, not hot in the “sexy” sense — but it is kind of sexy too.

SNUH!!!! Daredevil #131, first appearance of Bullseye, Very Fine+ (8.5) for $150. Boy, I gotta tell ya’, that Bullseye is not a very nice fellow. He could have used his incredible talent for pinpoint accuracy with projectiles for any number of legitimate careers. Umm … he was a baseball pitcher once, I think … he could’ve been an Olympic class archer, or maybe the javelin. The discus perhaps….

 

 

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STARWARSARMADA
STAR WARS ARMADA
Massive Star Destroyers fly to battle against Rebel corvettes and frigates. Banks of turbolasers unleash torrential volleys of fire against squadrons of X-wing and TIEs. Engineering teams race to route additional power to failing shields. Laser blasts and explosions flare across the battlefield. Even a single ship can change the tide of battle.

In Star Wars: Armada, you assume the role of fleet admiral, serving with either the Imperial Navy or Rebel Alliance. You assemble your fleet and engage the enemy. Using the game’s unique maneuver tool, you steer your capital ships across the battlefield, even while squadrons of starfighters buzz around them. Then, as these ships exchange fire, it’s your job to issue the tactical commands that will decide the course of battle and, perhaps, the fate of the galaxy.

 

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MAGIC THE GATHERING: DRAGONS OF TARKIR
Dragons of Tarkir, the third and final set in the Khans of Tarkir block. Product comes available in the form of booster packs, intro packs, fat packs and event decks.

 

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DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS 5E: ELEMENTAL EVIL – PRINCES OF THE APOCALYPSE
Abolish an ancient evil threatening devastation in this adventure for the world’s greatest roleplaying game!

Called by the Elder Elemental Eye to serve, four corrupt prophets have risen from the depths of anonymity to claim mighty weapons with direct links to the power of the elemental princes. Each of these prophets has assembled a cadre of cultists and creatures to serve them in the construction of four elemental temples of lethal design. It is up to adventurers from heroic factions such as the Emerald Enclave and the Order of the Gauntlet to discover where the true power of each prophet lay, and dismantle it before it comes boiling up to obliterate the Realms.

 

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STAR MUNCHKIN DELUXE
Grab your laser sword. Fight every cyborg and alien you meet. Stab your rivals in the back and steal their stuff. Take the loot and run!
Star Munchkin Deluxe is the Star Munchkin you know and love, but with a board and standees for even better door-kicking action!

 

 

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Toys / Collectables
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LUKEHOTH
COMMANDER LUKE SKYWALKER 1/6 FIGURE
SIDESHOW TOYS
From Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, recreate your favorite moments leading up to the Battle of Hoth with the Sideshow Collectibles Commander Luke Skywalker – Hoth Sixth Scale Figure. Fearless and vigilant, the Rebel leader comes to life with an incredibly screen-accurate portrait of young Skywalker as portrayed by actor Mark Hamill. Bundled up in authentically replicated cold-weather fatigues, featuring hand-tailored insulated clothing and an additional portrait with headgear and snow goggles, Luke is prepared to head out into the freezing wilderness surrounding Echo Base armed with his trusty lightsaber, blaster, and macrobinoculars. There’s no telling what dangers he will encounter while on patrol…from a nearby ‘meteorite’ crash, to hungry wampas, to a full blown Imperial invasion – the Commander of the Rebel Alliance had better be ready for anything!

 

CLAYFACE
BATMAN ARKHAM CITY CLAYFACE DLX AF
DC COMICS
The monstrous Clayface can take any shape-including that of an awesome action figure like this all-new one based on the villain’s appearance from the best-selling video game Batman: Arkham City. Clayface comes with accessories and two interchangeable arms.

 

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PREDATOR SERIES 13
NECA
The 13th series of our longest running figure collection is an homage to the classic Kenner Expanded Universe Predators of the early 1990s! Renegade, Cracked Tusk and Scavage all appeared in the original Alien vs. Predator comic book pack-in included with their classic Kenner figures. Taking inspiration from those designs, our team has applied modern sculpting, detail and articulation to upgrade these vintage Predators for the new millennium.
Renegade comes with all new weapons based on the original Kenner designs. Cracked Tusk comes with spear and throwing disc accessories. The tallest of the trio, Scavage comes with a removable mask. These highly detailed figures stand approximately 8? tall and feature over 25 points of articulation.

 

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EC Events Update: Batman Day and more!

Here are a few EC event updates that didn’t make it into last week’s newsletter:
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MOVIE-THEMED GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE!!!
Wednesday, March 25th from 11am to 9pm

Join us on Wednesday, March 25th, for our Wednesday Give-Away & Raffle! And this time, we’re going to the movies!!!

Thanks to our friends at Sundial Muvico in Downtown St. Pete, the FIRST 40 GUESTS at 11am & 7pm will receive a FREE INSURGENT IMAX ILLUSTRATED ONE-SHEET POSTER!!!

You can also enter our raffle for a chance to win* one of two sets of DC MOVIE POSTER THEME VARIANT COVERS!!! (From the last 2 weeks of March)

The drawing will be held on Friday, March 27th 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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BATMAN DAY SALE – 20% OFF!!!
Saturday, March 28th from 11am to 9pm

Batman’s 76th Anniversary is March 30th! (The cover of Detective #27 says “May”, but the publication copyright date is March 30, 1939.)

So, to celebrate, EC is hosting BATMAN DAY on Saturday, March 28th!!!

All day Saturday, SAVE 20% on ALL BATMAN & BATMAN FAMILY MERCHANDISE in the store**!!!
(**Vintage comics are not included in the sale.)

And, you can meet BATMAN & BANE LIVE, IN-PERSON from 11-1pm and 3-5pm for pics & autographs!!!

During their visit, you can challenge the Dark Knight or Bane for prizes and EC discounts!!!

Plus, ALL GUESTS can enter our raffle for a chance to win* 1 of 2 LOVE LETTER: BATMAN GAMES!!!

The drawing will be held on Monday, March 30th 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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TABLETOP DAY!!!
Saturday, April 11th from 11am to 7pm
(followed by our regular EC Board Game Night!)

This is a celebration of all things TABLETOP!

Join us for an all day event of Board Gaming. We will be hosting several gaming demos all day long to teach new players and will be handing out promotional cards to players.

Volunteers will be on hand to answer any questions regarding board gaming and to assist new players. All are welcome to come and play!

Additionally, we will be holding raffles all day long for fabulous prizes! These range from deluxe expansions to full copies of Table Top Day games!

Our friends at Gamers On The Edge will be here all day long to support this event. Additionally, we will have the folks from Dave’s Dawg House visiting us to provide their food truck services for the day!

We look forward to seeing our gaming community come together to support this event and to see anyone whom has ever wanted to roll dice come visit and learn to play!

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Clearwater Library Comic Con! Newsletter 3/20/15

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INSURGENT: DIVERGENT RAFFLE – FRI & SAT!!!
Join us on Friday & Saturday, 3/20 & 3/21 for a special TWO-DAY RAFFLE!

Thanks to our friends at Sundial Muvico in Downtown St. Pete, ALL GUESTS can enter our special Weekend Raffle for a chance to win* one of FIVE DIFFERENT DIVERGENT: INSURGENT AUTHENTIC MOVIE POSTER & EC $10 COUPON SETS, including 1 Grand Prize
GIANT-SIZE POSTER!!!

The drawings will be held on Monday, March 23rd 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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CLEARWATER COMIC CON
Saturday, March 21st from 12pm to 6pm
at Clearwater Main Library 100 N. Osceola Ave., Clearwater, FL 33755

Here’s the information from the Clearwater Library’s Facebook page:

SON OF COMIC CON! We’re back for the second time with more comic, more con, more everything!

Sponsored by Emerald City Comics

Additional PRIZES! provided by:
Crunchyroll: Official Source for Anime & Manga
Super Anime Store: Best & Hottest Anime Products

The free, family-friendly Comic Con will feature well-known comic writers, artists and local groups including:

Chuck Dixon (Batman, Punisher, the Simpsons)
Austin Janowsky Art (Iron Man, X-Men, Stanley the Snowman)
Justin Ponsor, Color Artist (Ultimate Spiderman, Guardians of the Galaxy, Infinity)
Ben Filipiak & Mike Foss (Fierce Comics)
Suncoast Ghostbusters
TARDIS Riders in Pinellas
Heroes Alliance
The 501st Legion Tampa Squadron
Gamerz Vault
Gamers On The Edge
Eric and the Legion One Year Anniversary Show
M & M Video Games
Baid is Born Comics
Pike’s Comics
Legend of Evorath Book Series
Fandomonium Designs
Pop-Cap-Poppy
Florida Center for Creative Photography
UndRground Market

For more information about the event: http://www.myclearwater.com/cpl/comiccon.asp or by calling 727-562-4970.

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GAMING EVENTS
Here’s the list of gaming events coming up!
See http://emeraldcitycomics.com/events for complete details

Sun Mar 22         4:00pm – 6:00pm
Pokemon League (youth)

Mon Mar 23         7:00pm – 12:00am
Monster Hunter 4U Hunt Nights!

Tue Mar 24         7:00pm – 10:00pm
Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild – Season of the Shackles

Tue Mar 24       7:00pm – 11:00pm
Pathfinder Society of Florida RPG Bi-Weekly Session

Thu Mar 26         6:00pm – 9:00pm
EC! Living Card Game Night

Sat Mar 28         7:00pm – 11:00pm
EC Board Game Night

Sun Mar 29         4:00pm – 6:00pm
Pokemon League (youth)

Tue Mar 31         7:00pm – 10:00pm
Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild – Season of the Shackles

Thu Apr 2         6:00pm – 9:00pm
EC! Living Card Game Night

Sat Apr 4         All day
Are You a Werewolf? Dinner Theater

Sun Apr 5         All day
CLOSED FOR EASTER SUNDAY

Mon Apr 6         7:00pm – 12:00am
Monster Hunter 4U Hunt Nights!

Tue Apr 7         7:00pm – 10:00pm
Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild – Season of the Shackles

Tue Apr 7         7:00pm – 11:00pm
Pathfinder Society of Florida RPG Bi-Weekly Session

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

Sat Apr 11         All day
Tabletop Day / EC Board Game Night

Sun Apr 12         4:00pm – 6:00pm
Pokemon League (youth)

 

 

 

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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Comics
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Click here for new releases!

 

 

Featured Comic Books:

 

CHRONONAUTS 1
CHRONONAUTS #1  (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Mark Millar (A) Sean Murphy (CA) Sean Murphy, Matt Hollingsworth
From MARK MILLAR (Kick-Ass) and SEAN GORDON MURPHY (Punk Rock Jesus) comes a bromance for the ages! Corbin Quinn and Danny Reilly are two buddies who love to have fun. They’re also scientific geniuses. When their research leads them to a time-traveling adventure, will they use their knowledge for the good of all mankind? Or use the space-time continuum for their own ends? This is the story of man’s first, televised steps through the time-stream and everything going wrong in the process.

 

FLY OUTBREAK 1
FLY OUTBREAK #1 (OF 5)
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Brandon Seifert (A/CA) Menton3
Years ago, a scientist had a horrific accident when he tried to use his newly invented teleportation device and became a human/fly hybrid. Now his almost-human son continues to search for a cure for the mutated genes. But a breakthrough turns into a breakout, and anyone exposed risks turning into a monster as well…

 

FRANKENSTEIN UNDERGROUND 1
FRANKENSTEIN UNDERGROUND #1 (OF 5)
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Mike Mignola (A) Ben Stenbeck (CA) Mike Mignola
The Frankenstein creature is alone, abandoned, and wandering underground, where he will discover other strange creatures-and dark secrets to the universe.

 

GIANT DAYS 1
GIANT DAYS #1
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) John Allison (A/CA) Lissa Treiman
WHY WE LOVE IT: John Allison is well known for his funny and intelligent webcomics Bad Machinery and Scary Go Round. His story of three friends at university lightly flavored with the occult features some of the best dialogue in comics, and we couldn’t help but think it’s like Monty Python goes to college. Sign us up!
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: John Allison’s daily webcomics are hilarious, the kind of strips where every panel makes you laugh out loud. As a result, John has earned a large, loyal following of readers that have followed his work daily for the past 12 years. This is a series ans of things like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Scott Pilgrim, or Gunnerkrigg Court will not ant to miss.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Susan, Esther, and Daisy started at university three weeks ago and became fast friends because their dorm rooms were next to each other. Now, away from home for the first time, all three want to reinvent themselves. But in the face of handwringing boys, “personal experimentation,” influenza, mysterymold, nuchauvinism, and the willful, unwanted intrusion of “academia,” they may be lucky just to make it to spring alive.

 

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INVISIBLE REPUBLIC #1 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Gabriel Hardman, Corinna Bechko (A/CA) Gabriel Hardman
Breaking Bad meets Blade Runner.
Arthur McBride’s planetary regime has fallen. His story is over. That is until reporter Croger Babb discovers the journal of Arthur’s cousin, Maia. Inside is the violent, audacious hidden history of the legendary freedom fighter. Erased from the official record, Maia alone knows how dangerous her cousin really is…
Creative team GABRIEL HARDMAN (KINSKI, “Intense” – A.V. Club) and CORINNA BECHKO (HEATHENTOWN, “Nuanced” – Broken Frontier) brought you sci-fi adventure before (Planet of the Apes, Star Wars: Legacy, Hulk) but never this gritty or this epic.

 

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RED ONE #1 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Xavier Dorison (A/CA) Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson
What happens when America’s greatest hero…is a Russian Spy?
Soviet Agent Vera Yelnikov is sent to 1977 Los Angeles by the Kremlin to become an American Superhero and spread communist values in the land of Uncle Sam in a funky superhero romp straight out of a Tarantino film by TERRY & RACHEL DODSON (Uncanny X-Men, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, Harley Quinn) and XAVIER DORISON (Long John Silver, The Third Testament).

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

BOBS BURGERS TP VOL 01
BOBS BURGERS TP VOL 01
D. E.
(W) Chad Brewster & Various (A) Robin Brigstocke & Various (CA) Steve Umbleby
Now you can read about the Belcher family (parents Bob and Linda, and their children Tina, Gene and Louise) with brand-new in-canon stories created by the TV show’s producers, writers, and animators! That’s right, all-original stories that expand upon the fan-favorite animated series, including hilarious installments of “Louise’s Unsolved Mysteries”, “Tina’s Erotic Friend Fiction”, “A Gene Belcher Original Musical”, “Letters Written by Linda”, “Bob’s Burgers of the Day”, and much more!

 

DEADPOOLS ART OF WAR TP
DEADPOOLS ART OF WAR TP
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Peter David (A/CA) Scott Koblish
Sun Tzu’s Art of War has been called the definitive work on military strategy and tactics. It has influenced leaders in both warfare and business for hundreds of years. Which means it’s totally in the public domain, and ripe for being ripped off by Deadpool! And what’s Deadpool’s plan to ensure that his version outsells the original? Make sure the world is at war when it comes out! But Deadpool soon finds it’s easier starting a war than it is keeping the war under his control! Now, Loki has imprisoned ‘Pool and is about to conquer Earth! Fortunately, Deadpool knows the art of war, right? (He does, that’s sort of the point. He’s teaching you about war in this series.) Will Deadpool’s war destroy Earth – or make him a best-selling author? Collecting DEADPOOL’S ART OF WAR #1-4.
Parental Advisory

 

LAZARUS TP VOL 03
LAZARUS TP VOL 03 CONCLAVE (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Greg Rucka (A) Michael Lark (CA) Owen Freeman
For the first time since dividing the world, the 16 Families have gathered together again in the exclusive luxury confines of Triton One to resolve the emerging conflict between Family Carlyle and Family Hock, and they’ve brought their Lazari with them. Amidst budding friendships, romance, and politics, Forever will learn the truth about who she is and the first hints of what she will become.
Collects LAZARUS #10-15

 

MS MARVEL TP VOL 02
MS MARVEL TP VOL 02 GENERATION WHY
MARVEL COMICS
(W) C. Willow Wilson (A) Jake Wyatt, Adrian Alphona (CA) Jamie McKelvie
Who is the Inventor, and what does he want with the all-new Ms. Marvel and all her friends? Maybe Wolverine can help! If Kamala can stop fan-girling out about meeting her favorite super hero, that is. Then, Kamala crosses paths with Inhumanity – by meeting the royal dog, Lockjaw! But why is Lockjaw really with Kamala? As Ms. Marvel discovers more about her past, the Inventor continues to threaten her future. Kamala bands together with some unlikely heroes to stop the maniacal villain before he does real damage, but has she taken on more than she can handle? And how much longer can Ms. Marvel’s life take over Kamala Khan’s? 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! Collecting MS. MARVEL (2014) #6-11.
Rated T+

 

 

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PANDEMICSTATE
PANDEMIC: STATE OF EMERGENCY
Saving the world just got a little bit harder in Pandemic: State of Emergency, an expansion for Pandemic that offers three new challenges:
The Hinterlands Challenge, in which the diseases spread from animals to humans.
The Emergency Events Challenge, in which unpredictable events have nasty effects on the game.
The Superbug Challenge, in which a fifth disease that cannot be treated threatens the world! To fight off this threat, you must first find its cure, using quarantines to stop the spread of disease in the meantime, then produce vaccine doses. You must eradicate the superbug disease to win. This is NOT for the faint of heart…

 

PATHFINDERSTRATEGYGUIDE
PATHFINDER: STRATEGY GUIDE
Unlock the secrets of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game! This 160-page strategy guide gives you invaluable advice on how to make a character, from the formation of a concept to selecting the best options to make your character come to life. An extensive look at the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook rules helps you explore the world and survive the terrible dangers of the adventuring life. This guide also includes rules for advancing your character from simple beginnings to the heights of power. Learn to improve your play and master the game with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Strategy Guide!

 

LEGENDARYFEARITSELF
LEGENDARY VILLAINS DBG: MARVEL FEAR ITSELF
With the Legendary Villains: Fear Itself expansion for Legendary and Legendary: Villains, you can play through the “Fear Itself” storyline from Marvel Comics. This expansion consists of six new allies from The Worthy: Kuurth, Mul, Skirn, Nerkkod, Greithoth and Skadi; one new adversary group; one new commander; and three new plots.
Players can work both with and against other players to defeat Iron Man in his Uru Enchanted Armor as he leads the forces of The Mighty while laying waste to planet Earth!

 

YUGIOHRETURNOFBLING
YU-GI-OH! TCG: PREMIUM GOLD – RETURN OF THE BLING
The King of Bling returns!
Finishing the job started by the hugely popular Premium Gold set, the new Premium Gold: Return of the Bling follows through with updates and upgrades to dozens more cards from the golden age of Yu-Gi-Oh! up to the present day!
UPDATED! 22 previous Gold Rare cards from past Gold Series have been revised to our new-and-improved advanced Gold Rare technology. More shine than ever before!
UPGRADED! 48 top cards released with Gold Rare technology for the first time. Dozens of cards spanning the years, from all 5 pieces of Exodia to Number 101: Silent Honor ARK!
BRAND NEW! 21 new cards, all in Gold Secret technology, including cards for Blackwing, HERO, and Number Decks!
Gold Rares enshrine Duelists’ favorite cards in immortal Gold color: Gold card frames, Gold art boxes frames, Gold text box frames, Gold card names, and (for monsters) Gold level stars. Gold Secrets take all of that and add a Secret Rare Card’s textured foil pattern on top of it!
Each 5-card Premium Gold: Return of the Bling mini-pack contains 2 Gold Secrets (each a brand new, never-before-released card). Each mini-pack also has 3 standard Gold Rares (1 upgraded prior Gold Rare, and 2 new Gold Rares that are blinged out for the first time ever)! Each box contains 3 mini-packs, for a total of 15 cards: 6 Gold Secrets and 9 Gold Rares.

 

 

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GODZILLA 12-IN LONG 1995 BURNING VER AF
NECA
Celebrating the most famous kaiju of all time, NECA continues to explore the classic decade-spanning Godzilla franchise! This version of the beloved monster is based on the 1995 movie Godzilla vs. Destoroyah. The figure stands over 6″ tall, with a head-to-tail measurement of over 12″ long. It features incredible “burning” details, a bendable tail, and nearly 30 points of articulation!

 

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GORILLA SOLDIER 8 IN FIGURE
NECA
From the beloved 1968 film, Planet of the Apes, our retro Gorilla Soldier is dressed in tailored fabric clothing similar to the toy lines that helped define the licensed action figure market in the 1970s.The Gorilla Soldier features a new Type 2 body with added articulation, including bicep swivel and improved thigh movement, and comes with a rifle accessory with strap. Blister card packaging with removable protective clamshell.

 

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STAR-LORD
HOT TOYS
Born on Earth but drawn to the stars, Peter Quill became the interstellar adventurer known as Star-Lord. In the upcoming Marvel Studios film, Guardians of the Galaxy, Star-Lord must rally an unlikely team of interstellar misfits in an all-or-nothing attempt to protect the cosmos from forces of evil and destruction.
Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are delighted to present the Star-Lord Sixth Scale Figure! The movie-accurate Star-Lord collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Chris Pratt as Star-Lord. Featuring a newly developed head sculpt, an interchangeable LED light-up masked head sculpt, highly detailed costume, weapons and accessories.

 

 

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HOWARD THE DUCK #1 is here! Newsletter 3/13/15

 

HOWARD THE DUCK 1
HOT off the pages of the … the post-credits scene at the … the end of a … popular movie … HOWARD THE DUCK is back! Join him as he takes on the weird cases that only a talking duck can crack as the Marvel Universe’s resident private investigator!
Let Sex Criminals’ CHIP ZDARSKY (a writer known mostly as an artist) and JOE QUINONES (an artist known mostly as a lover) guide you through his new world as he takes on THE BLACK CAT and MYSTERIOUS FORCES FROM OUTER SPACE!
WAUGH!
Rated T+

 

 

pairodice
ST. PATRICK’S DAY RAFFLE WITH PAIR O’ DICE BREWERY & EC!!!
Saturday, March 14th from 11am to 9pm

We’ve partnered with our friends at PAIR O’ DICE BREWERY (at 4400 118th Ave. N., just around the corner from EC), to bring you even more holiday fun!
http://www.pairodicebrewing.com/
On Sat., March 14th, ALL GUESTS can enter our raffle for a chance to win* a PAIR O’ DICE GIFT PACK from the brewery, PLUS, a KORRIGAN’S BOARD GAME from your friends at EC!

The drawing will be held on Sunday, March 15th at Noon!

*Entrants for the Pair O’ Dice raffle must be 21 years of age or older. Proof of age will be required. 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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THE CW’S IZOMBIE PREMIERE  GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE!
Wednesday, March 18th from 11am to 9pm

iZombie premieres on the CW Channel 44 on Tuesday, March 17th! To get you in the mood for brain-eating (with a little Tabasco sauce, of course), EC will hold a special post-airing give-away and raffle!

On Wednesday, March 18th, the FIRST 25 GUESTS at 11am & 7pm will receive a FREE iZOMBIE #1 REPRINT COMIC!!!

Plus, ALL GUESTS can enter our Wednesday Raffle for a chance to win* one of 3 (1 large, 2 small) CW iZOMBIE POSTERS!!!
AND  you could also win BACK ISSUE COMICS and VINTAGE RPG BOOKS from the CLEARWATER PUBLIC LIBRARY COMIC CON!!!
Be sure to visit the Comic Con on Sat., March 21st!

The raffle winners will be drawn on Fri., March 20th 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.)

 

 

On Saturday, March 21st, be sure to visit the Clearwater Library ComiCon before coming to EC!
http://www.myclearwater.com/cpl/comiccon.asp

 

 

Keep checking our Facebook page for details on these upcoming events:

Wednesday, March 25th: Batman Give-Away and DC movie-themed covers Raffle!

Saturday, March 28th: Batman Day, celebrating his 76th anniversary, including a Bonus Raffle for the game Love Letter: Batman!!!

 

 

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GAMING EVENTS
Here’s the list of gaming events coming up!
See http://emeraldcitycomics.com/events for complete details

Friday, March 13  7:00pm
HeroClix! Trinity War Tournament

Saturday, March 14  7:00pm
EC Board Game Night

Sunday, March 15  4:00pm
Pokemon League (youth)

Monday, March 16  7:00pm
DBZ Pick up Tourney

Tuesday, March 17  7:00pm
Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild – Season of the Shackles

Thursday, March 19  6:00pm
EC! Living Card Game Night

Sunday, March 22  4:00pm
Pokemon League (youth)

Monday, March 23  7:00pm
Monster Hunter 4U Hunt Nights!

Tuesday, March 24  7:00pm
Pathfinder Society of Florida RPG Bi-Weekly Session

Tuesday, March 24  7:00pm
Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild – Season of the Shackles

Thursday, March 26  6:00pm
EC! Living Card Game Night

Saturday, March 28  7:00pm
EC Board Game Night

 

 

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 SPECIAL 1
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN SPECIAL #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jeff Loveness (A) Luca Pizzari (CA) Jamal Campbell
ATTACK ON NEW ATTILAN!
•  A blockbuster three-part story spanning AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, INHUMAN and ALL-NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA starts here!
•  Something BIG wants to destroy New Attilan. The fact that New Attilan is in the Hudson River puts Manhattan and Spider-Man right in its crosshairs!
•  Jeff Loveness (The Jimmy Kimmel Show, DEATH OF WOLVERINE: LOGAN’S LEGACY) pens all three chapters with tremendous artists like Luca Pizzari and connecting variants by super star ADAM KUBERT!

 

BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT 1
BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT #1
DC COMICS
(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Viktor Bogdanovic, Art Thibert (CA) Dan Panosian
The Joker is dead. Arkham City is closed. As a new day begins, Bruce Wayne finds himself in devastating pain, recovering from his injuries and questioning whether his role as Batman is still necessary to the city’s survival. But as the sun rises in Gotham City, dangerous new threats emerge from the shadows…and the Arkham Knight is just beginning. Don’t miss this in-continuity prequel comic set prior to the events of the brand-new video game Batman: Arkham Knight!

 

HELLBREAK 1
HELLBREAK #1  (MR)
ONI PRESS INC.
(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Brian Churilla
There are thousands of Hells, each unique, each terrible. Mega-cities ruled by vicious gangs. Empires where the most perverse are well-respected. Wastelands roamed by prehistoric monstrosities. With the proper tools and know-how… you can infiltrate Hell whether you’re dead or not. With the proper tools and know-how, you can break out. Project Kerberos has developed this forbidden technology, and a special forces extraction team is dispatched to rescue lost souls from the infernal realm.

 

SOUTHERN CROSS 1
SOUTHERN CROSS #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Becky Cloonan (A) Andy Belanger (CA) Becky Cloonan
NOW BOARDING: Southern Cross, tanker flight 73 to TITAN!
Alex Braith is on board retracing her sister’s steps to the refinery moon, hoping to collect her remains and find some answers. The questions keep coming though-how did her sister die? Where did her cabin mate disappear to? Who is that creep across the hall? And why does she always feel like she’s being watched?
Inspired by classic mysteries and weird fiction, SOUTHERN CROSS is a crucible of creeping anxiety and fear as Braith struggles with the ghosts of her past on board a ship that holds secrets best kept buried.

 

THE SURFACE 1
SURFACE #1 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Ales Kot (A/CA) Langdon Foss, Jordie Bellaire
What would happen if Moebius and District 9 had a baby? Maybe THE SURFACE!
Welcome to Africa. Ebola is no longer a problem. The West and the East are moving in-and three hacker lovers are searching Tanzania for the place that can change everything: THE SURFACE!
The first issue of a mind-bending action SF epic drawn by the esteemed LANGDON FOSS (Get Jiro!, Winter Soldier) and colored by the Eisner-winning JORDIE BELLAIRE (everything)! THE SURFACE!

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

COPPERHEAD TP VOL 01
COPPERHEAD TP VOL 01 A NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Jay Faerber (A) Scott Godlewski (CA) Scott Godlewski, Ron Riley
“Copperhead is the best Image debut of the year and my favorite new comic.” – Brian K. Vaughan (SAGA, Y – THE LAST MAN)
Welcome to Copperhead, a grimy mining town on the edge of a backwater planet. Single mom Clara Bronson is the new sheriff, and on her first day she’ll have to contend with a resentful deputy, a shady mining tycoon, and a family of alien hillbillies. And did we mention the massacre?

 

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

 

ODDLY NORMAL TP VOL 01
ODDLY NORMAL TP VOL 01
IMAGE COMICS
(W/A/CA) Otis Frampton
Meet Oddly Normal, a ten-year-old girl with pointed ears and green hair-a half-witch who will be the first to tell you that having a mother from a magical land called Fignation and a father from Earth doesn’t make it easy to make friends at school! On her tenth birthday, she blows out her cake’s candles and makes a disastrous wish. Now, Oddly must travel to Fignation to uncover the mystery of her parents’ disappearance. Join Oddly as she navigates a strange new school, monstrous bullies, and Evil itself on an unforgettable fantasy adventure through the vibrant world of Fignation in ODDLY NORMAL.

 

TINY TITANS RETURN TO THE TREEHOUSE TP
TINY TITANS RETURN TO THE TREEHOUSE TP
DC COMICS
(W) Art Baltazar, Franco (A/CA) Art Baltazar
The Eisner Award-winning series is back in this new title collecting the six-issue miniseries! Superboy and Supergirl return to the treehouse to discover…it’s missing! Or is it just…really small? Who could have done such a thing? Find out as all your favorite Tiny Titans search for answers!

 

 

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Back Issues / Vintage Comics
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Okay kids, mucho busy, mucho busy, let’s keep this short and sassy.

We’ve got an Omega Men #3 in Very Fine/Near Mint (9.0) for $50. This one is first Lobo, he looks hilarious in his first appearance — he has an orange, white, and lavender bodysuit.

We’ve got Amazing Spider-Man #361 in Near Mint (9.6) for $85. First Carnage here folks … I wonder how many copies of this particular comic I’ve tried foisting on you people through this newsletter? Probably a bunch … and I’ve sold every one of those copies, so please come buy this one — it’s a really nice one.

Iron Man #282 in a CBCS 9.6 (Near Mint) for $80. First appearance of War Machine. I’m not a War Machine, I’m just a Love Machine and I won’t work for nobody but you.

X-Factor #6, first Apocalypse, Near Mint- (9.4), $95. Can’t believe I haven’t sold this yet, come on by and put an end to my confusion.

 

 

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DNDDICEMASTERS
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS DICE MASTERS: BATTLE FOR FAERUN
Dungeons & Dragons Dice Masters: Battle for Faerûn is a game that utilizes WizKids Games’ proprietary Dice Building Game platform in which two players take the role of warlords, collect and assemble their “party” of adventurer dice and battle in head-to-head gameplay. Each turn, players roll the dice to see what resources they have available, buy dice, send their party members into the field, and then strike at the enemy warlord. There are multiple cards available for each type of die so players get to choose which one to use. This lets players specialize dice to suit play style.
Additional cards and dice to expand your collection can be found in expansion packs. Each Foil Pack contains two cards and two dice that players can add to their Dice Masters Battle for Faerûn collections. Players can create teams of their favorite fantasy characters from the Forgotten Realms universe. You can expect to see some of the most recognizable monsters and characters, such as Kobolds, Beholders, Mindflayers, Dragons, Drow, and many more!

 

BATMANLOVELETTER
LOVE LETTER: BATMAN
Love Letter: Batman is a game of risk, deduction, and luck for 2–4 players based on the original Love Letter game by Seiji Kanai. The deck consists mostly of criminals, with Joker being the most valuable card at #8, Harley Quinn at #7, and so on, with Robin showing up at #4 and Batman as #1, which is the guard in the original Love Letter. Your goal is either to hold — that is, have captured — the highest valued card at the end of the round or to be the final player active in the round.
From a deck with only sixteen cards, each player starts with only one card in hand; one card is removed from play. On a turn, you draw one card, and play one card, using the power on that card to expose others and (possibly) knock them out of the round. If you use Batman’s ability to KO someone (other than Robin), you score one point, with points being tracked via Batsignal tokens. If you’re the final player active in the round or the player with the highest card when the deck runs out, then you score a point.
The game ends following the round in which someone has seven or more points, and the player with the most points wins.

 

HOBBITLOVELETTER
LOVE LETTER: THE HOBBIT – THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES
Love Letter: The Hobbit – The Battle of the Five Armies is a game of risk, deduction, and luck for 2–4 players based on the original Love Letter game by Seiji Kanai. The deck consists of 17 cards, with the Arkenstone being valued #8, Bilbo Baggins #7, and so on down to The One Ring at #0.
In each round, each player starts with only one card in hand; one card is removed from play. On a turn, you draw one card, and play one card, using the power on that card to expose others and (possibly) knock them out of the round. If you’re the final player active in the round or the player with the highest card when the deck runs out, then you score a point. In LL: The Hobbit, The One Ring does nothing during play, but it counts as a #7 when the game ends, possibly leading to a tie should someone else hold Bilbo.
In addition to the one extra card, LL: The Hobbit differs from the original game in that the Baron (#3) is represented by two separate cards: Tauriel and Legolas. When you use an elf’s power to compare cards, Tauriel knocks out the player with the higher valued card while Legolas targets the lower valued card.
Whoever first wins 4-7 rounds, with the number dependent on the number of players, wins the game!

 

SMASHUPPRETTYPRETTY
SMASH UP: PRETTY PRETTY SMASH UP
Think only pirates, time travelers, vampires and bears can smash bases? Well, get ready to be taught a lesson — in the nicest way possible!
Pretty Pretty Smash Up brings the sweetest factions ever to the vicious fight for victory! Kitty Cats use their incredible cuteness to take control of enemy minions. Princesses ply their royalty, beauty and even their love to get their way. Fairies’ fickle tricks give you options like never before, while the herds of Mythic Horses work together for dominance. Get ready — your opponents will never know what hit them!
Pretty Pretty Smash Up can be played on its own as a two-player game or combined with other Smash Up titles to allow for up to four players to compete at the same time.

 

 

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Toys / Collectables
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STAR WARS R2-D2 FIGURE BANK
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Release!  Add the droid that started it all to your collection and start saving the galaxy one coin at a time with this all-new Star Wars R2D2 Figure Bank!  Perfectly in scale with your Ultimate Quarter Scale action figures, this Oluf Hartvigson sculpt measures approximately 11 inches tall and features all the style and precision details of an expensive statue at a fraction of the price!

 

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GODZILLA MECHAGODZILLA VINYL FIGURAL BANK
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Release! Godzilla’s greatest foe is launching his attack! A cybernetic copy of Godzilla with superior firepower, this vinyl figural bank of Mechagodzilla is based on how the robotic kaiju appeared in 1974’s Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla. Standing 12 inches tall, the bank features a coin slot in his back, as well as a removable head for coin retrieval. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios!

 

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MARVEL SELECT CABLE AF
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys release! From the distant future he came, the son of Cyclops, the bane of Stryfe, the man called Cable! The founder of X-Force, Cable always comes ready for battle, with big guns and even bigger ammo, and since his debut he has loomed large in the Marvel Universe. Now, he’s the latest 7″ Marvel Select figure from DST! Wielding multiple weapons, including one that can be mounted on his shoulder, Cable comes with a detailed display base, referencing his most famous foe. Figure and base come packaged in display-ready Select packaging, with spine artwork for shelf reference.

 

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