“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 12/6/19

I know I already featured our ungraded copy of Amazing Spider-Man #129 the week before last but we recently received a different copy that…well you’ll see.

Amazing Spider-Man #129, first appearance of The Punisher, CGC Signature Series 9.6 (Near Mint Plus), Signed by John Romita Sr., Signed and Remarked “Excelsior!” by Stan Lee, $10,000.

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New Games! 12/6/2019

FIRST CONTACT

An exceptional party game where imaginary ancient Egyptians are trying to overcome the language barrier with… Aliens.

In each turn Aliens would draw weird symbols, trying to explain which earthly items they’d like to collect. Puzzled Egyptians are to figure out what this could mean. On top of that, Aliens compete for being the first to grab the souvenirs and fly back home, while each human wants to be the best at learning the Alien language!

«First Contact» is perfect for associative-deductive games lovers. The unique theme adds even more fun to the game process, and every setup gives players new puzzles to solve. Incredibly good time guaranteed!

 

 

TSURO: PHOENIX RISING

Long ago, a vengeful god stole the stars from the night sky. To illuminate the night, hopeful people sent glowing paper lanterns floating toward the heavens. Out of nowhere, clever magical phoenixes appeared, soaring through the sky. As they flew from lantern to lantern, their enchanted touch changed the lanterns into new stars! The phoenix who can create a constellation of seven new stars will be the champion of a world looking for light!

Tsuro: Phoenix Rising is a new entry in the classic Tsuro series. The game shares a bond with the foundations of the venerable original: play tiles, move pawns, and stay in play, but it introduces a revolutionary board that allows for the double-sided tiles to flip and rotate throughout the game, creating diverging paths and opening up new strategies.

Featuring gorgeous phoenix miniatures, beautiful lantern tokens, and unique gameplay elements such as life tokens that allow your phoenix to be reborn from the ashes once per game, Tsuro: Phoenix Rising is a new chapter in the legacy of Tsuro!

 

 

GLOOM OF THRONES

From the frozen lands of the Snark to the torrid intrigues of the Bannisters, there is one truth that echoes through the Umpteen Kingdoms: Gloom is coming…

Gloom of Thrones, a standalone card game, spreads the misery and suffering of Gloom to the ill-fated land of dead monarchs, dead knights, dead brothers, dead sisters, dead heirs, dead grandmothers, dead chambermaids, and almost-dead bastards. Wrest control of a noble family, guide them through lives of satirically-riddled sadism, and deliver them to their ultimate fate. Which is, of course, more death.

Printed on transparent plastic cards, Gloom of Thrones allows multiple cards to be played on top of the same character, determining their ultimate fate while still allowing you to see straight through their machinations, just like Lil’ Finger, advisor to his seventeenth – whoops! eighteenth! – king and/or queen. As your characters seek a moment of respite on the Porcelain Throne, your goal is to plague them with horrible mishaps like being Seduced by a Sibling or Tumbled from a Tower, while filling the lives of the other noble families with happy events like weddings and family reunions that will raise their Self-Worth score. The player with the lowest-scoring, most tragedy-afflicted family wins!

When you aim for the Porcelain Throne, you’d best not miss…

 

 

D&D MINIS: VOLO AND MORDENKAINEN’S FOES BOOSTER BRICK

Icons of the Realms: Volo’s and Mordenkainen’s Foes features a number of exciting races and monsters for players to add to their collections.

In this monstrous collection, players will find many of the creatures found in Volo’s Guide to Monsters and Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes. Prepare to have your lifeblood stolen from the dreaded Death Kiss. Experience the Eladrin elves in each of their four seasons: Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter! Feel the madness of long-forgotten secrets as you look upon the Allip.

Collect all 44 figures from Volo’s and Mordenkainen’s Foes, the newest set of randomly sorted monsters and races in our exciting line of D&D miniatures, Icons of the Realms.

New Comics & Books for 12/04/2019!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

Featured Comics:

POWER RANGERS TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #1
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Ryan Parrott (A) Simone Di Meo (CA) Dan Mora
* THE MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS AND THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES MEET FOR THE FIRST TIME!
* The Power Rangers arrive in New York City to find Tommy Oliver (a.k.a. The Mighty Morphin Green Ranger) but soon discover he’s joined forces with the villainous Shredder and the Foot Clan!
* As the Rangers are sent reeling by this betrayal, they’re confronted by another (fr)enemy… the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Can these heroes find a way to work together to defeat the bad guys and save the world from total destruction?!
* Written by Ryan Parrott (Power Rangers: Necessary Evil) and illustrated by Simone di Meo (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Venom Annual), the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers fight – and maybe team up with – the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the first time.

 

BATMAN #84
DC COMICS
(W) Tom King (A/CA) Mikel Janin
“City of Bane” chapter eleven! The end is near as one victory leads to another defeat. As Batman reclaims his city from Bane, can he regain his sense of family? More specifically, when a man who is your father from another dimension has torn everything down around you, what will it take to build it back up? Especially when that man is currently staring you in the face and threatening to punch it. The final battle for Gotham City…and the cowl of the Caped Crusader…starts here!

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STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER DAY!

Saturday, December 14th from 11am to 8pm

We’re celebrating STAR WARS in anticipation of the 12/20/2019 release of THE RISE OF SKYWALKER!

FREE ‘Boba Fett’ or ‘Star Wars Adventures’ comic for the first 100 Guests!


FREE Star Wars stickers for the kids, while supplies last!

 

 

The 501st LEGION TAMPA BAY SQUAD will be here from 11am to 1pm for free photo ops!**
https://fl501st.com

 

FREE all-day raffle* for a STAR WARS FAN PACK – a “that’s no moon”-sized $120 value!

  • STAR WARS #1 (2015) COMIC BOOK – EMERALD CITY EXCLUSIVE VARIANT COVER BY ALAN DAVIS
  • STAR WARS: THE THRAWN TRILOGY ‘EPIC COLLECTION’ GRAPHIC NOVEL
  • STAR WARS ‘BLACK SERIES’ 6-INCH FIRST ORDER STORMTROOPER ACTION FIGURE
  • STAR WARS X-WING MINIATURES GAME CORE SET – 2ND EDITION

 

EC is a safe space!

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

** Scheduled to appear; subject to change without notice. See EC’s Facebook Page, or contact the store for updates. Costumed Heroes are local cosplay actors, not affiliated with any movies or TV shows.

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 11/29/19

Geez! I almost forgot to write this week’s Jabber!

It’s been a busy Black Friday, and we’ve got sales going on all weekend and into Cyber Monday, so swing on by this weekend!

Just check this very website for more information on our Black Friday EXTRAVAGANZA!

Significant savings here folks!

 

Fantastic Four #52, first appearance of Black Panther, Very Good (4.0), $375.

 

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TABLETOP GAMING CELEBRATION!

We’re sharing our love of tabletop gaming!

FREE HeroClix Miniatures Game random DC or MARVEL Limited Edition superhero figure for the first 50 Guests!

 

FREE all-day raffle* – THREE WINNERS will each get to pick TWO GAMES from the following (first come, first served):

  • Light & Dark
  • Multiuniversum
  • The Stars Align
  • Visioo
  • Welcome to the Dungeon
  • Yummy World: Party at Picnic Palace

 

And from noon to 2pm, ALL THINGS NERDY will be in our Events Room to teach you how to play UNMATCHED: BATTLE OF LEGENDS!

IN BATTLE, THERE ARE NO EQUALS! Unmatched is a miniatures dueling game featuring fighters of all kinds – from the page to the screen to the stuff of legends. Each hero has a unique deck of cards that fits their fighting style. You can mix and match fighters from any Unmatched set. But remember, in the end, there can only be one winner! This edition of the game, “Volume One,” features King Arthur, Alice in Wonderland, Medusa, and Sinbad! (the sailor, not the comedian!).

 

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

GAMING IN DECEMBER 2019!

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

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

 

 

12/4 – SILVER & GOLD

Distant islands with golden treasures — who hasn’t dreamed of that?!

Silver & Gold combines simple rules, fast action, luck, and planning as players try to complete treasure map after treasure map, with the maps being printed on wipeable cards to allow for endless adventures…

 

 


12/7 – UNMATCHED

In battle, there are no equals.

Unmatched is a highly asymmetrical miniature fighting game for two or four players. Each hero is represented by a unique deck designed to evoke their style and legend. Tactical movement and no-luck combat resolution create a unique play experience that rewards expertise, but just when you’ve mastered one set, new heroes arrive to provide all new match-ups.

Battle of Legends, Volume One features four heroes. King Arthur sacrifices cards to power up his attacks and gets some timely assistance from Merlin’s magic. Alice is back from Wonderland with a giant vorpal blade and the Jabberwock by her side as she grows and shrinks to gain advantages on attack and defense. Medusa is happy to attack from range and let her harpies hound you, but just one devastating glance could end the battle quickly. Sinbad grows in power as he gains experience on each of his voyages.

Combat is resolved quickly by comparing attack and defense cards. However, each card’s unique effects and a simple but deep timing system lead to interesting decisions each time. The game also features an updated version of the line-of-sight system from Tannhäuser for ranged attacks and area effects.

The game includes a double-sided board with two different battlefields, pre-washed miniatures for each hero, and custom life trackers that’s brought to life with the stunning artwork of Oliver Barrett and the combined design teams of Restoration Games and Mondo Games.

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New Comics & Books for 11/27/2019

Click here for the full list of new releases!

Featured Comics:

JOHN CONSTANTINE HELLBLAZER #1
DC COMICS
(W) Si Spurrier (A) Aaron Campbell (CA) John Paul Leon
John Constantine is back in London, back to his old tricks-and just in time, as things have become very dark indeed in his old stomping grounds. A small-time gang lord has found himself dealing with a big-time outbreak of supernatural weirdness…and without any allies to call on and nothing left to call his own, John doesn’t have much choice about taking a paycheck from one of London’s worst, or accepting the help of one of the gang lord’s would-be foot soldiers. But what should be an open-and-shut exorcism turns out to be nothing but…and the author of this madness may just be getting started on their terrible masterpiece!
The original Constantine is back in this series from Si Spurrier (The Dreaming) and Aaron Campbell (Infidel), with nothing to his name but decades of bad memories and an unearned second chance. How, exactly, will he squander it? There’s only one way to find out…

 

NEW MUTANTS #2
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Rod Reis
THE NEW GENERATION CLAIMS THE DAWN!
The classic New Mutants (Sunspot, Wolfsbane, Mirage, Karma, Magik, and Cypher) get together with a few new friends (Chamber, Mondo) to seek out their missing member and share the good news… a mission that takes them into space alongside the Starjammers!

 

STAR TREK PICARD COUNTDOWN #1
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Mike Johnson, Kirsten Beyer (A) Angel Hernandez
You’ve seen the trailer… now, witness the events leading to CBS All Access’s Picard. Before he retired to his vineyard, Jean-Luc Picard was the most decorated admiral in Starfleet. Then one mission changed his life forever. The Countdown starts here!

 

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Recommendations for New Books & Comics expected FEBRUARY 2020!

Here are the comics and graphic novels that caught our attention in the December 2019 Previews Catalog!

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

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

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

From the Previews Catalog #375, DECEMBER 2019 (for books arriving mainly in FEBRUARY 2020)…

 

HARLEY QUINN AND THE BIRDS OF PREY #1
DC COMICS – BLACK LABEL
(W) Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti (A/CA) Amanda Conner
The creative team that transformed Harley Quinn forever returns to shake up her world once more-and this time, the gloves are off! Harley Quinn has avoided Gotham City ever since she broke up with The Joker and found a home, and a kind of family, in Coney Island. But when she gets an offer she can’t refuse, she has no choice but to slip back into the city as quietly as she can, hoping to be gone before anyone – especially her ex – learns she’s been there. But for Harley, “as quietly as she can” is plenty loud… and before she can say “Holee bounty hunters, Batman,” The Joker’s sicced every super-villain in the city on her pretty ombré head-and the only team tough enough (or crazy enough) to come to her defense is the Birds of Prey! The foul-mouthed, no-holds-barred sequel to one of DC’s raciest runs is here! Get on board early, before we come to our senses!

 

 

 

AMETHYST #1 – ECMBG!
DC COMICS
(W/A/CA) Amy Reeder
Following her triumphant reintroduction in the pages of Young Justice, the new Amethyst miniseries follows teenager Amy Winston-a.k.a. Princess Amethyst-as she returns to her magical kingdom to celebrate her 16th birthday in style. The only problem? Her kingdom is missing, her subjects have vanished, and none in the realm of Gemworld-even her best friend, Lady Turquoise-remain loyal to her house! Alone and dejected, Amy’s forced to find new allies and confront dark secrets on an all-new quest to the farthest reaches of Gemworld.

 

 

 

PLUNGE #1 – ECMBG!
DC COMICS – HILL HOUSE – BLACK LABEL
(W) Joe Hill (A) Stuart Immonen (CA) Jeremy Wilson
In the aftermath of a devastating tsunami, an exploration vessel known as the Derleth begins sending an automated distress signal from a remote atoll in the Bering Strait. The only problem is that the Derleth has been missing for 40 years. Marine biologist Moriah Lamb joins the Carpenter Salvage team to recover the Derleth’s dead…only to find that in this remote part of the Arctic Circle the dead have plenty to say to the living…Joe Hill and Stuart Immonen’s Plunge into terror begins here!

 

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New Games! 11/22/2019

 

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS VS RICK AND MORTY TABLE TOP RPG

The world’s greatest roleplaying game meets television’s most dysfunctional family! What could possibly go wrong? Coming this fall, D&D has partnered with Adult Swim to bring this boxed set blending the world of Dungeons & Dragons with the mad narcissistic genius of Rick Sanchez’s power-gaming sensibilities, and it includes everything a Dungeon Master needs to channel their inner mad scientist and run a rickrolling adventure for up to 5 players, levels 1 to 3.

 

 

ROAM

Welcome to Arzium, land of ancient civilizations, bizarre creatures, unexplained wonders, and vibrant characters.

A great sleeping sickness has spread across the land, sending every type of creature to roam for hundreds of miles in a dazed, incoherent march. It’s your job to seek them out and wake them from their sleepwalk, recruiting them to help you find even more lost souls!

In Roam, you and up to three friends compete to find lost adventurers. The game includes more than fifty unique, tarot-sized adventurer cards, which feature characters from Near and Far, Above and Below, and Islebound. The opposite side of each card depicts a landscape split into six squares, and two rows of three of these cards are placed in the center of the playing area to make the board.

Each turn, you may activate one of the adventurer cards in your party by flipping the card face down. Activating an adventurer allows you to place search tokens on the board in the shape depicted on your adventurer card. When every square on a landscape card has been searched, the player who did the most claims the card, finding the lost adventurer and adding them to their party. Each adventurer you add to your party gives you points and a new search pattern that you can use.

When searching, you also claim coins, which can be spent to use special actions or purchase artifacts with useful powers. When one player has ten adventurers in their party, the game ends, and the player with the most points wins.

 

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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 11/22/19

It’s strange that Frank Castle decided to call himself “The Punisher.”

He isn’t really punishing people – he’s actually murdering them.

Frank should have went with “The Murderer” instead of “The Punisher,” because “The Murderer” is more accurate.

I’m just saying, Mr. Castle.

…please don’t murder me.

 

Amazing Spider-Man #129, first appearance of The Punisher, Very Good (4.0), $600.

 

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New Toys & Collectibles for 11/20/2019!

MARVEL SELECT CARNAGE AF
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC

A Diamond Select Release! Spider-Man’s deadliest foe returns! The sold-out, fan-favorite, highly in-demand Carnage action figure makes its triumphant return to the Marvel Select line, and it’s every bit as awesome as it’s always been! Standing approximately 8 inches tall, the symbiotic slayer features numerous interchangeable parts including axe hands, claws, tendrils, and an interchangeable Cletus Kasady head! With approximately 16 points of articulation, Carnage comes packaged in the display-ready Select action figure packaging, with spine artwork for shelf reference.

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Fake reviews of EC!

Unfortunately, we are the target of “review sabotage” on Google, and possibly other sites or social media. Regular Guests would know that these incidents seem “off,” but we are saddened that a new potential EC Guest might see these fake reviews and be misled.

These recent 1-star reviews are fake, written by an eBay seller – easily identified by us because their email address contains the name of one of these “reviewers” and because the incidents described in these reviews did not happen.

We won four of their eBay auctions simultaneously and asked if the shipping amount was a little high, as they did not quote a lower amount that took in to account sending all four items together. Their response was to cancel all four auctions, falsely claiming to eBay that we requested the cancellations. Here are their responses to our negative feedback left for them on eBay, the first two admitting that we did not ask to cancel the auctions:

  • “lmao had nothing to do with price, I don’t sell to whiners-nuff said”
  • “Yep canceled, cuz you complained about ship chrges, now others may enjoy UR loss”
  • “Emerald City Comics in Florida still whinning lol”
  • “I’m gonna miss you eccomicsfl as this is your last book I canceled-cry-sniffles”

We are disappointed in their behavior on eBay, and we are appalled by these fake reviews (both eBay and Google have been notified, and are investigating). The experiences as described in these “reviews” are highly uncharacteristic of the Emerald City Team and our core values of friendliness, honesty, helpfulness, and enthusiasm. We have been in business for over 30 years, with nearly 5-star average ratings on Google and Yelp and other social media. We have achieved this by being fair and honest with all of our Guests, and by striving to make every visit to EC the BEST part of your day!

If you have been happy with your EC experience, please consider reviewing us on Google if you have not yet done so!

And as always, if you have any issues with your experience at EC, ask for a Leader while in the store or email our General Manager at chad@emeraldcitycomics.com with your feedback, and we will do our best to make it right for you.

LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY / DR. WHO DAY!

Saturday, November 23rd from 11am to 8pm

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

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

FREE ‘FROZEN’ STICKERS for our younger Guests!

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

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

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

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

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


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

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 11/15/19

More Avengers keys this week.

Think of it as a continuation from last week’s post.

We’ve got Avengers keys for days!
Please do us a favor and come buy some these.

There are just too many! Frankly it’s a bit overwhelming.

 

Avengers #1, first appearance of The Avengers, Fair (1.0), $500.

 

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‘BLACK FRIDAY’ WEEKEND SALE!

 

Friday, Nov. 29th
IT’S OUR BLACK FRIDAY SALE!

  • 25% OFF EVERYTHING IN THE STORE EXCEPT NEW COMICS 11AM-3PM! THIS INCLUDES GRAPHIC NOVELS, BACK ISSUES, VINTAGE BACK ISSUES, TOYS, STATUES, GAMES, APPAREL, POSTERS, TRADING CARDS, AND SUPPLIES FOR COMICS AND CARDS AND GAMES!
  • OUR 25% OFF ‘BLACK FRIDAY’ SALE WILL INCLUDE OUR ALREADY CLEARANCE-PRICED REMAINING GARAGE SALE ITEMS!SO THE STICKER PRICES ON THESE ITEMS WILL BE DISCOUNTED AN ADDITIONAL 25% OFF AT THE REGISTER!During this time, Guests will enter the store through the garage instead of the usual IN door, to more easily stock up on “stocking stuffers” right away!
  • 20% OFF ALL BACK ISSUES (NON-VINTAGE/NON-KEY) FROM 3-8PM!


Saturday, November 30th

  • 10% OFF BOOKS & GRAPHIC NOVELS AND VINTAGE & KEY BACK ISSUES!
  • 20% OFF ALL BACK ISSUES (NON-VINTAGE/NON-KEY)!


Sunday, December 1st

  • 10% OFF GAMES & GAMING SUPPLIES!
  • 20% OFF ALL BACK ISSUES (NON-VINTAGE/NON-KEY)!


Cyber Monday, December 2nd

  • 10% OFF TOYS & STATUES! (IN-STORE ONLY)
  • 20% OFF ALL BACK ISSUES (NON-VINTAGE/NON-KEY)! (IN-STORE ONLY)
  • GET FREE SHIPPING ONLINE by using the coupon code CYBERMONDAY at shop.emeraldcitycomics.com!


(PLEASE NOTE: CONSIGNMENT ITEMS and held items are not included in any sales.)

HOURS: MON-TUE 11-7 / WED-SAT 11-8 / SUN 12-6

Here’s where to park!

EC is a safe space!

New Games! 11/15/2019

MARVEL CRISIS PROTOCOL

Marvel: Crisis Protocol is a tabletop hobby miniatures game set in the Marvel Universe. Players assemble, paint, and collect an ever expanding line of highly detailed plastic miniatures representing iconic Marvel characters. Players choose characters from their collections to form their own Marvel inspired dream team and then pit their chosen forces against each other on an interactive tabletop where the very terrain itself can be thrown, crashed into, and destroyed during the super powered showdown.

 

 


MYSTERY HOUSE

This house mysteriously moves through space and time, and no one knows its destination. Will you be brave enough to enter?

Experience the thrill of an escape room in Mystery House: Adventures in a Box, which features a mix of technology and tradition. You are imprisoned in this house, and the only way out is to solve all the riddles you find inside! You must search for clues in the box, which features multiple doorways on all sides. At the beginning of the game, you insert enigma cards in the box top, and these cards will tell a story as they’re revealed and resolved during play. An app drives you through the game and records the progress of your team and your playtime.

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


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

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

$3.99 – ONLY $2.99 FOR THE FIRST WEEK!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January’s featured book is…

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

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

$1 OFF BLACK STARS ABOVE #1!

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

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

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

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

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

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