This year marks the Dark Knight’s 75th Birthday!
To celebrate, Emerald City is participating in DC Comics’s Batman Day celebration on July 23rd.
But we’re going one step further – Emerald City will be having not one, but TWO Batman Days!
On Wednesday, July 23rd and Saturday, July 26th, join us at Emerald City for lots of fun and activities as we celebrate 75 years of Batman!
Join us Wednesday, July 23rd: the first 200 guests will receive a FREE Detective Comics #27 reprint*!!!
On Saturday, July 26th, see Batman, Nightwing, and Batwoman LIVE, IN-PERSON from Noon-2pm and 4-6pm**!!!
FREE Batman stickers and a Facebook coloring contest for kids*!
We’ve added a BATCYCLE from Wikked Steel to Saturday’s festivities! They’ll be here in front of the store @ 11am**. You’ve got to SEE this to BELIEVE it!!! Posters will be available for sale, and these photos will look great on the wall of your room, garage or den… or, dare we say, Batcave!!!
You can see more of their amazing work on their website:
And… best of all… a SUPER-SECRET SALE – LIKE ONE WE’VE NEVER DONE BEFORE!!!
(The Big Reveal is coming soon, but we’re sure you’ll LOVE it!!!)
Watch the next EC News Flyer, our Facebook page, and emeraldcitycomics.com/events for more details!
(*While supplies last. **Scheduled to appear. Subject to change without notice. Batwoman will appear from Noon-2pm only. Contact Emerald City and our see our Facebook page for updates.)
GAMERS ON THE EDGE PRESENT THE BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY CHALLENGE @ EMERALD CITY ON BATMAN DAY 2!!!
During Emerald City’s Batman Day, Part 2 on Saturday, July 26th, from Noon – 6pm, GAMERS ON THE EDGE will give you a chance to test your video-gaming skills, playing Batman: Arkham City… AND play for a chance to win one of two HeroClix Batmobiles (each a $29.99 value) or a $10 Emerald City gift certificate!!!
This event takes place inside Emerald City, in our Games section. The screen will be on the wall so you can watch others play, too!!!
See details in the photo below. And, you can visit our friends from Gamers on the Edge at: http://www.gamersontheedge.com/
WARMACHINE / HORDES MINIATURES GAME STEAMROLLER EVENT
Saturday, July 26th from 11 to 9
Come be part of Emerald City’s inaguaral (at least for the new store) Warmachine & Hordes tournament!
50pt 2-List Divide and Conquer 1.
Entry fee of $10.
Run by St. Petersburg’s newest Press Ganger: Ryan McDermott!
Dice roll at noon!
TAMPA BAY COMIC CON NIGHT AT THE RAYS
The Tampa Bay Rays is hosting “Tampa Bay Comic Con Night at the Rays”, July 25th at 7pm!
EC will be there with a promo and merchandise table, so stop by and see us and enjoy the game!
For more details, visit raysbaseball.com/tbcc!
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS STARTER SETS ARE HERE!!!
We often get asked by current and former gamers, (and especially gamers with kids), if there is a good way to start or restart RPG-ing, and we have the answer to all your “gaming newbie” needs: The D&D Starter Set provides the rules, the inspiration, and everything else you need to literally get back into the game!
D&D lets you discover bounteous treasures, battle terrifying monsters and explore mysterious underground labyrinths! It’s a perfect venue for unleashing each players imagination, mind and spirit, as you struggle to survive and prosper!!!
SIGNED STAN LEE COMICS ARE HERE – RIGHT NOW! – AT EC!!!
We just received a collection of CGC, and non-CGC, SIGNED STAN LEE comics and other unique autographed comics!!!
Some of the highlights include:
Captain America (Now!) #1 Variant, Captain America #25 Variant, Wolverine Origins #10, Infinity Gauntlet #1, Amazing Spider-Man #365, Amazing Spider-Man (Now!) #1 (with sigs by Slott, Ramos, Olazaba and Delgado, too) EACH SIGNED by STAN “THE MAN” LEE!!!
CGC highlights include:
Journey Into Mystery #115, The Amazing Spider-Man (Now!) #1 Variant, The Avengers #57, signed by STAN LEE and Fantastic Four Ashcan signed by STAN LEE and MIKE MIGNOLA!
Amazing Spider-Man (Now!) #1 C.O.B.R.A. Edition signed by STAN LEE, JOHN ROMITA and DAN SLOTT!
We also obtained CGCs of
Batman Annual #25 signed by Jock & Shane Davis!
New 52 Batman #0 blank cover sketched and signed by NEAL ADAMS!
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire #1 signed by DAVID PROWSE (DARTH VADER)!
These are just some of the amazing surprises you’ll find EVERY DAY at Emerald City!!!
“WHAT THE HECK IS THAT?!? DID SOMEONE WRITE ON YOUR BOOKS?!?”
We hear this from time to time, and it’s true. Yes, someone wrote on one of our comics or books.
The good news is that the two who sometimes come into the store and “vandalize” our books are none other than Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner!!!
They often come in and autograph their books for our guests, and we sell them AT NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE!!! Jimmy and Amanda do this as a thank you to their fans – and because they’re just awesome people – and we do this because we think YOU, our guests, are awesome people!!!
These are the kinds of cool things that happen when you’re part of the EC Family!!! Come see us this week and join in the fun!!!
EMERALD CITY AND BARNES & NOBLE TEAM-UP FOR “GET POP-CULTURED”
Emerald City is once again doing something unique!
We are partnering with two local Barnes & Noble stores to support their nation-wide celebration of popular entertainment! These Barnes & Noble stores (the St. Pete/Tyrone and Clearwater stores) will be hosting themed events, trivia contests, story times, sneak peeks, giveaways and more!!!
Emerald City will hold a RAFFLE inside OUR OWN store, featuring comic-related products donated by Barnes & Noble (no purchase required) during BOTH of our BATMAN DAYS (Wednesday, July 23rd and Saturday, July 26th)!!!
EC will also have an information table set up in the Tyrone and Clearwater stores to help their customers learn more about us!!!
Visit Barnes & Noble @ the following locations:
2501 Tyrone Blvd. N. (across from Tyrone Mall)
23654 US Highway 19 N, Clearwater
Schedule of Events:
Preview Weekend – July 18th – 20th
Batman Day – July 23rd
Frozen Friday – August 1st
Marvel Day – August 2nd
James Patterson Day – August 3rd
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Week of August 4th
Page & Screen Weekend – August 9th and 10th
For more information on these events, please call the stores at their numbers above.
Enjoy the best of pop culture with Barnes & Noble and your friends @ Emerald City!!!
ATTENTION TAMPA BAY AREA COSPLAYERS!!!
Barnes & Noble needs family-friendly cosplayers for their “Get Pop-Cultured” events for most of their events through July and August. If you would like to appear in the store in cosplay and/or volunteer to help during these events, please send an email (along with a family-friendly cosplay photo) to the following email addresses:
Heather Meehan (St. Pete/Tyrone): firstname.lastname@example.org
Jordan Eudy (Clearwater): email@example.com
Please be sure to send your emails to the store you wish to support.
Click here for new releases!
Featured Comic Books:
HARLEY QUINN INVADES COMIC CON INTL SAN DIEGO #1
(W) Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti (A) Amanda Conner & Various (CA) Amanda Conner
The title says it all! Our favorite little troublemaker, Harley Quinn, takes on Comic-Con International: San Diego in this over the top issue! She’ll have to battle long lines, crazy crowds and the dread con crud, all in the quest to get her own comic book published!
ROBIN RISES OMEGA #1
(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Andy Kubert, Jonathan Glapion (CA) Andy Kubert
The hunt for Robin is over, and the battle joined! But Batman’s family feud with Ra’s al Ghul is about to erupt into something bigger when it’s interrupted by the forces of Apokolips! This epic story continues in this month’s BATMAN AND ROBIN #33!
TEEN TITANS #1
(W) Will Pfeifer (A/CA) Kenneth Rocafort
Red Robin, Wonder Girl, Raven, Bunker and Beast Boy step out of the shadows of the adult heroes of the DC Universe to offer bold, exciting and sometime dangerous ideas on how to protect a world full of superpowered teenagers – any one of whom could be the next heroic figure or major villain!
INFINITE CRISIS FIGHT FOR THE MULTIVERSE #1
(W) Dan Abnett (A) Carl Potts & Various (CA) Gene Ha
In the tradition of INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US, a new videogame sensation makes its comics debut. Developed by Turbine and WBIE Games, INFINITE CRISIS brings together unique versions of DC Universe heroes from across the multiverse to head off a crisis that threatens to destroy all of their worlds! Heroes and villains from Gaslight, Atomic, Arcane, Mecha and other worlds battle and join forces with Prime Earth Batman in this rapidly escalating conflict!
Featured Graphic Novels:
ALEX + ADA TP VOL 01
(W) Jonathan Luna, Sarah Vaughn (A/CA) Jonathan Luna
From JONATHAN LUNA (GIRLS, THE SWORD, ULTRA Spider-Woman: Origin) and SARAH VAUGHN (Sparkshooter) comes ALEX + ADA, a sci-fi drama set in the near future. The last thing in the world Alex wanted was an X5, the latest in realistic androids. But after Ada is dropped into his life, he discovers she is more than just a robot. Collects ALEX + ADA #1-5.
BLACK WIDOW TP VOL 01 FINELY WOVEN THREAD
(W) Nathan Edmondson (A/CA) Phil Noto
Black Widow is an Avenger and an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. But on her own time, she searches for atonement for her past as a KGB assassin – in ways those teams just wouldn’t approve of. The Widow goes undercover in Russia – but from its cold streets, the Hand of God reaches out to crush her…and it is as merciless as its name. Outmatched by the brute force of this powerful new villain, Natasha discovers a deadly plot that spans the entire globe. Paris, London, Montenegro – Natasha is in a race against time, with nowhere to turn for answers. Black Widow’s strength and cunning will be put to the test as she follows the trail of blood and destruction to the beginning, but can she locate the entity behind the attacks? Collecting BLACK WIDOW (2014) #1-6 and material from ALL-NEW MARVEL NOW! POINT ONE #1.
DEADLY CLASS TP VOL 01 REAGAN YOUTH (MR)
(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Wesley Craig
SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE!
It’s 1987. Marcus Lopez hates school. His grades suck. The jocks are hassling his friends. He can’t focus in class. But the jocks are the children of Joseph Stalin’s top assassin, the teachers are members of an ancient league of assassins, the class he’s failing is “Dismemberment 101,” and his crush has a double-digit body count. Welcome to the most brutal high school on earth, where the world’s top crime families send the next generation of assassins to be trained. Murder is an art. Killing is a craft. At Kings Dominion School for the Deadly Arts, the dagger in your back isn’t always metaphorical.
Collecting the first arc of the most critically acclaimed new series of 2014, by writer RICK REMENDER (BLACK SCIENCE, Fear Agent) and rising star artist WESLEY CRAIG (Batman). Experience the 1980s underground through the eyes of the world’s most damaged and dangerous teenagers.
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS STARTER SET
Everything you need to start playing the world’s greatest roleplaying game.
Explore subterranean labyrinths! Plunder hoards of treasure! Battle legendary monsters!
The Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set is your gateway to action-packed stories of the imagination. This box contains the essential rules of the game plus everything you need to play heroic characters on perilous adventures in worlds of fantasy.
Ideal for a group of 4 – 6, the Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set includes a 64-page adventure book with everything the Dungeon Master needs to get started, a 32-page rulebook for playing characters level 1 – 5, 5 pre-generated characters, each with a character sheet and supporting reference material, and 6 dice.
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ICONS OF THE REALMS: STARTER SET
The D&D Icons of the Realms Starter Set is the perfect supplement for your D&D tabletop roleplaying game. The 6-figure Starter Set represents some of the most iconic characters classes and races from the Dungeons & Dragons universe, including the dwarf cleric, human ranger, halfling rogue, northlands fighter, elf wizard, and the famous drow ranger, Drizzt Do’Urden. Combine these high quality miniatures with the 44 found within the D&D Icons of the Realms: Tyranny of Dragons booster packs to bring an exciting new depth to your D&D adventures.
Magnum Opus is a deck-building game in which each player is an Alchemist trying to be the first and only scientist to complete their life’s great work by successfully fabricating the ultimate alchemical substance– the Philosophers’ Stone.
Unlike most victory point-oriented deck-building games, Magnum Opus is goal-oriented and plays more like a traditional card game but with a deck-building twist. Players collect different alchemical ingredients, called reagents, over the course of the game and combine them in a series of experiments in order to discover the mysteries of the Philosophers’ Stone. The Discovery Matrix is where all of these experiments are conducted and the random selection and placement of Research and Discovery cards in the matrix insures that no two games are ever the same.
Earn the gold you need to purchase your reagents, gain experience from your failures and knowledge from your successes, transmute the physical and mystical elements into the Philosopher’s Stone and you will go down in history for your Magnum Opus.
MAGIC THE GATHERING: 2015 CORE SET
Garruk, hunter of the planes, has been corrupted. The twisted Chain Veil has darkened his mind. After hunting Liliana on Innistrad and escaping execution, Garruk now sees Planeswalkers as the greatest quarry. And Garruk isn’t hunting just any Planeswalker: Garruk is hunting you.
Magic the Gathering 2015 comes in Booster Displays and Packs, Intro Decks, Fat Packs and Deck Builder Toolkits. Also for the first time in Clash Packs!
SAY BYE TO THE VILLAINS
Say Bye to the Villains is a cooperative card game in which players share information in limited ways to collectively defeat a villain who has harmed people in some manner. Players can discard certain cards to learn hidden information about the villain, go through special training to increase their attack abilities, and take special actions from other cards in the game.
The card deck in Seventh Hero consists of 77 cards, with each card representing one of seven different heroes. Players each start with two random heroes, and each hero has a special power that can be activated once. Each turn, a player sends a card from his hand face down to the next player, who can choose to take it or pass it on. If he takes it, he adds it to his group of heroes, but if it’s a hero he already has, both hero cards are sent to the discard pile. Before sending a hero away, the player must obey the current round’s limitations, such as the card must be odd or must be below or above a certain number.
Toys / Collectables
DC COMICS SUPER VILLAINS ARMORED LEX LUTHOR DLX ACTION FIGURE
Superman’s greatest arch-nemesis, Lex Luthor, always demands the best-and now you can have the best with this all-new deluxe action figure based on the evil genius’s appearance as part of DC Comics-The New 52!
POP HEROES HARLEY QUINN PX VINYL FIG GLOW IN DARK VERSION
A PREVIEWS Exclusive! Harley Quinn, the Joker’s main squeeze and one of Gotham City’s strangest villains, joins Funko’s fan-favorite POP! Heroes vinyl figures line with a PREVIEWS Exclusive glow-in-the-dark version! Standing 3 3/4″ tall, Harley features multiple points of articulation and the urban and stylized design that has made these figures so popular. Window box packaging.
POP WALKING DEAD MICHONNE & GID PET ZOMBIES PX 3 PK
A PREVIEWS Exclusive! Fan-favorite character Michonne, the katana-wielding goddess of the zombie apocalypse, is now a cute vinyl figure from Funko and their POP! Television vinyl figure series. You get Michonne, along with her two zombie pets, in this exclusive set, all featuring glow-in-the-dark highlights! Window box packaging.
STRIKER EUREKA AND CRIMSON TYPHOON JAEGERS
By popular demand, we are bringing back two of the most sought-after Jaegers from our sold-out Pacific Rim line for those who might have missed out! The after market prices for Striker Eureka and Crimson Typhoon have soared past triple their original retail prices, so here’s one last chance to add these iconic figures to your collection.