• Harry Potter Day!!!
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      Saturday, August 6th from 11am to 9pm Harry Potter's birthday is July 31st, and EC is ready to help you celebrate with our latest Saturday event!!! Join us on Sat., August 6th, when the FIRST 50 GUESTS at 11am ONLY will receive their choice of a FREE HARRY POTTER HOGWARTS HOUSES RI… Read More

     
    Titan & Harley Quinn Give-Away & Raffle!
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      TITAN & HARLEY QUINN GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE!!! Wednesday, August 3rd from 11am to 9pm EC's EXCLUSIVE AMANDA CONNER VARIANTS of "Harley Quinn" #1 will be here on Wed., August 3rd!!! It will be available in both color and black-and-white versions, and they'll both have you declar… Read More

     
    HeroClix Tournaments in August!
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      HeroClix Tournament - DC/Marvel "Tiny Titans" 200pt Golden Age Constructed Friday, August 5th from 6:30pm to 9pm   $3 entry fee. 200 points. Golden Age format. Your team may not include relics, special objects, resources, feats, or figures that attach to other characters ("… Read More

     
    ECBC: Harley Quinn is Tuesday, August 2nd!
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      ECBC, the Emerald City Book Club, meets the FIRST TUESDAY of the month from 7-8pm to discuss the featured book. The featured book is HARLEY QUINN VOL 01 HOT IN THE CITY, by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti: The sensational series that gave Harley Quinn her own New 52 spotlight is… Read More

     
    New Toys & Collectibles! 7/29/16
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      DC COMICS COVER GIRLS POWER GIRL STATUE DC COMICS DESIGNED BY STANLEY "ARTGERM" LAU SCULPTED BY JACK MATHEWS Power Girl packs a wallop-and now, she's the latest in the popular line of DC COMICS COVER GIRLS statues designed by Stanley "Artgerm" Lau! Limited Edition of 5,200 Measur… Read More

     

Harry Potter Day!!!

 

Harry Potter
Saturday, August 6th from 11am to 9pm

Harry Potter’s birthday is July 31st, and EC is ready to help you celebrate with our latest Saturday event!!!

Join us on Sat., August 6th, when the FIRST 50 GUESTS at 11am ONLY will receive their choice of a FREE HARRY POTTER HOGWARTS HOUSES RING!!!

AND, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY, can enter our FREE, RAFFLE for a chance to win* a  HARRY POTTER ULTIMATE FAN PACK!!!

The Fan Pack includes:
1 Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone Illustrated Hardcover (256 pages; illustrated, ages 8 and up),
1 Harry Potter Pop! Rides Engine,
1 Hermione Granger Pop! Rides Train Car, and
1 Ron Weasley  Pop! Rides Train Car!!!

(All winners will be called on Monday, August 8th!!!)

* 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. One entry per person, please. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

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Titan & Harley Quinn Give-Away & Raffle!

 

Titan Harley

TITAN & HARLEY QUINN GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE!!!
Wednesday, August 3rd from 11am to 9pm

EC’s EXCLUSIVE AMANDA CONNER VARIANTS of “Harley Quinn” #1 will be here on Wed., August 3rd!!! It will be available in both color and black-and-white versions, and they’ll both have you declaring, “There’s no place like EC”!

Titan Comics has an exciting line-up of new comics coming your way, and EC will help you get the stories you want!!!

Join us on Wed., August 3rd, when the FIRST 30 GUESTS at 11am and 7pm will receive a FREE TITAN COMICS 2016 CALENDAR!!!

Plus, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY, can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 sets of TEN “HARLEY’S LITTLE BLACK BOOK” BAGGED VARIANT COMICS!!!

All winners will be called on Thursday, August 4th!!!

* 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. One entry per person, please. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

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HeroClix Tournaments in August!

 

HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT MEETUP
HeroClix Tournament – DC/Marvel “Tiny Titans” 200pt Golden Age Constructed
Friday, August 5th from 6:30pm to 9pm

 

$3 entry fee. 200 points. Golden Age format.
Your team may not include relics, special objects, resources, feats, or figures that attach to other characters (“possessors”). No figure on your force may be over 50 points.

We’re playing for Lex Luthor from the DC Comics Injustice League Organized play kit.

 

 

HeroClix Tournament – Marvel Civil War Storyline OP – Month 3
Friday, August 12th from 6:30pm to 9pm

The Superhuman Registration Act has divided the heroes (and villains) of the Marvel Universe— whose side will you be on when you face off against your friends and former allies in Marvel HeroClix: Civil War?

Marvel HeroClix: Civil War is a four-month Storyline Organized Play event series that will both divide and unite HeroClix players around the world as they choose to fight alongside Iron Man and other Pro-Registration heroes or alongside Captain American and his band of Anti-Registration vigilantes.

Entry is $14.99 plus tax.

Entry includes one booster of of the Civil War Organized play exclusive set. Once we finish the registration process, packs will be distributed, and we will have everyone declare their allegiance to the Pro or Anti Registration side.
Unfortunately, due to the nature of material distribution, we only have so many slots for each side, so choice priority will go in order of entry payment. Entries can only be purchased after 5:30, on the day of the event. Maps will be supplied for the event.

 

 

HeroClix Tournament – DC/Marvel “Power Couples” 250pt Golden Age Constructed
Friday, August 26th from 6:30pm to 9pm

$3 entry fee. 250 points. Golden Age format.
Your team may only consist of 2 characters. The characters included in your force must be a pair of Marvel or DC characters that were a couple at some point (prominent examples include Batman & Catwoman, Kyle Rayner & Jade, Apollo & Midnighter, Spider-Man & Carol Danvers (they dated!), Magneto & Rogue, etc). You may include resources, special objects, feats, & relics in your force.

We’re playing for Star-Lord from the Marvel Comics Guardians of the Galaxy Organized play kit.

 

 

What’s this about?
HeroClix tournaments are a sanctioned series of events that offer players opportunities for competitive play and exclusive figures. Tired of beating your friends? Bring your A-game here and see how you do. First time players at EC always get a figure!

What do you need to play?
For constructed tournaments, you’ll need to supply your team, meeting the requirements that week’s format issued. It’s also recommended that you bring your own maps, so you have the advantage should you win the roll for map choice. However, Dice and Maps are available in limited numbers.

What is ‘Golden Age’?
Golden Age is essentially an unrestricted format. Any figure can be used, as far back as Marvel HeroClix: Infinity Challenge (the first set). The only figures that cannot be used are the Purple Ringed promo figures, and other non-comic sets, such as Lord of the Rings, Kick-Ass 2, Mage Knight, Yu-Gi-Oh, and DOTA 2 (unless specified by the format). All Errata is in effect for Golden Age play.

How are the prizes distributed?
For standard Constructed play, we usually issue a prize for 1st place, 2nd place, and Fellowship. Fellowship is a sportsmanship prize, and can be awarded to someone who the judge feels carried themselves in an exemplary fashion in demeanor during the event. Usually, if everyone qualifies for the Fellowship prize, this is awarded via roll-off.

 

Read the rulebook to learn the game…

http://heroclix.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/2014-HeroClix-Core-Rulebook.pdf

…or stop by during a tournament to see how it’s played!

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ECBC: Harley Quinn is Tuesday, August 2nd!

 

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ECBC, the Emerald City Book Club, meets the FIRST TUESDAY of the month from 7-8pm to discuss the featured book.

The featured book is HARLEY QUINN VOL 01 HOT IN THE CITY, by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti:
The sensational series that gave Harley Quinn her own New 52 spotlight is collected from the star-studded #0 issue to issue #8! Don’t miss Harley’s big move to Coney Island as she becomes a roller derby queen – all while she carries on in her criminal career!

The featured book for next meeting will be announced at the end of the current meeting.

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

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New Toys & Collectibles! 7/29/16

 

powergirl

DC COMICS COVER GIRLS POWER GIRL STATUE
DC COMICS
DESIGNED BY STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU
SCULPTED BY JACK MATHEWS
Power Girl packs a wallop-and now, she’s the latest in the popular line of DC COMICS COVER GIRLS statues designed by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau!
Limited Edition of 5,200
Measures Approximately 9.87″ Tall

 

daredevil
MARVEL DAREDEVIL 8IN RETRO AF SET
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys release! Everyone has their heroes, and to some, that hero is Lex Luthor! Determined to expose the alien Superman for the false god he really is, the focus of Metropolis businessman Lex Luthor is captured in this approximately 6-inch resin bust, which places him on a pedestal inspired by the architecture of his city in Superman: The Animated Series. Limited to 3,000 pieces, this numbered bust comes packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Varner

 

suicide squad magnets
SUICIDE SQUAD MAGNETS
ATA BOY
The stars of the Warner Bros. action film Suicide Squad can now stick with you anywhere – well, anywhere that’s metal – on these full-color, 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ magnets.

 

POISON IVY PENNANT
DC BOMBSHELLS POISON IVY PENNANT
CRYPTOZOIC ENTERTAINMENT
Based on the pinup-style artwork of Ant Lucia
Retro-inspired pennant
12″ x 30″
Premium soft fabric
Great for home or office

 

HARLEY 3D ART
HARLEY QUINN BOMBSHELLS 3D ART
3 DIMENSIONAL ART LLC
From Silver Buffalo. Ant Lucia’s fan-favorite interpretation of The Joker’s homicidal honey explodes out of the frame in this stunning 3D rendition.

 

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New Games! 7/29/16

 

DeadLast

DEAD LAST
Stay Alive! Gain a Fortune! A `social collusion` game of shifting alliances, betrayals, and murder for profit, players in Dead Last must conspire and vote upon whom to kill each round. Any means of overt or covert communication is allowed – a glance, a nod, pointing under the table, flashing their card, anything – but, make sure you don’t tip off the target or they could ambush you instead!

 

GoodCopBadCopUndercover
GOOD COP, BAD COP: UNDERCOVER
True identities are masked by undercover assignments in this Good Cop, Bad Cop expansion. In Undercover, you will leave your badge and uniform at home to `go undercover` and prevent other players from discovering your true role – taking the intrigue of the base game to new heights!

 

TBExpansionTracyIsland
THUNDERBIRDS: TRACY ISLAND
Alert on Tracy Island! Tin-Tin, Brains, and Parker, report for action! There are new disasters to face and we will need the Ladybird Jet, FAB 2, and Brains` upgraded pod vehicles to once again thwart The Hood! An expansion for the Thunderbirds Cooperative Board Game, Tracy Island includes new cards, playable characters, machines, and models of 14 pod vehicles designed to help International Rescue avert new disasters and save lives.

 

SalvationRoad
SALVATION ROAD
Many who’ve survived the apocalypse wish that they hadn`t. There isn’t much left. Life is a game of survival. You`ve taken residence in a compound in the desert with several other survivors. Every day is a battle against hunger, disease, gangs that take what they want, and most of all, Death. And you are losing that battle. You and your group have made the decision to try to find a rumored safe haven, an upstart community that is resource-rich and, most importantly, safe. You know you are going to need resources, most of all fuel for your truck, if you are going to survive the journey to Salvation! In Salvation Road, players cooperatively control 4 to 8 characters struggling to survive in a barren wasteland. Can they survive long enough to get themselves, and the people under their protection, to Salvation?

 

ArcherOnceYouGoBlackmail
ARCHER: ONCE YOU GO BLACKMAIL (A Love Letter Game)
Did someone call for the world’s greatest secret agent? And if not, why not? Who made that mess in the kitchen? Do you want ants, because that`s how you get ants! Strap on your double Tek-9s, pop open a new bottle of champagne, and get ready to go into the Danger Zone! Archer: Once You Go Blackmail… puts you in the heart of Archness, using the Love Letter engine to play a game of intrigue, cunning, and luck – and likely a lot of phrasing. Your mission is to dig up dirt on Malory Archer and sell it to the highest bidder. Do you have the wontons to outwit your opponents, get past surly field agents, a loquacious secretary, a mad scientist, and a discordant director of human resources?

 

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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 7/29/16

 

Justin Wallner is the Back Issues Merchant at EC, and each week he likes to “jabber” about the new key back issues we’ve received! Here’s his latest report:

This week’s dispatch is making it to the editor’s desk a wee bit late (sorry Chad) and I am utterly swamped at the moment of my writing this, so I’m afraid we’ll have to keep this short and sweet. This week’s selections of Marvel are the first two appearance of Riri Williams (a.k.a. the newest Iron Person on the block), which are very sought after at the moment; and our offerings from the DC side are a couple of Suicide Squad inspired titles. You know the score folks: buy them, read them, love them — preferably in that order.

 

iron man 7
Invincible Iron Man Volume 2 #7, first cameo appearance of Riri Williams, Very Fine Minus (7.5) condition, $25.

 

iron man 9
Invincible Iron Man Volume 2 #9, first full appearance of Riri Williams, Very Fine/Near Mint (9.0) condition, $10.
Think her name is “Riri” on her birth certificate, or is it just an affectionate nickname? I suppose you’ll have to read to find out…

 

joker mask
Joker/Mask #1-4, full set, $35.
One of those zany inter-company crossover stories that never get collected in trade paperback because, presumably, neither of the companies involved can decide who ought to get which percentage of the money made from said trade paperback’s sale. So if you want to know who is the zaniest, the Joker or the Mask, you have to get ahold of these rather hard to find back issues. Good news is we have a full set!

 

Harley 20
Harley Quinn Volume 2 #20, Baltimore Comic Con exclusive cover, CGC Signature Series 9.8 (Near Mint/Mint) signed by Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner, $90.
Con exclusive cover, super high grade, signed by the sweetest couple in comics. That’s what we in showbiz call a triple threat.

 

Hey! This update didn’t seem so short, did it? I’m sure you would agree that it was awfully sweet though. Mahalo my little droogies. “Happy trails to you, until we meet again.”

 

(Please call us at 727-398-2665 for condition, availability, or any other questions about the books!)

We have a lot more where those came from on our two — count em’ TWO — vintage comics walls! So stop in for a nostalgic treat, or check out our online shop for select vintage comics:
http://goo.gl/06UOhI

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New Comics and Books for 7/27/16!

 

Click here for new releases!

 

Featured Comics:

 

BATGIRL 1
BATGIRL #1
DC COMICS
(W) Hope Larson (A/CA) Rafael Albuquerque
“Beyond Burnside” Chapter One: The Batgirl you know and love is going global with Eisner Award-winning and New York Times best-selling writer Hope Larson (A Wrinkle in Time, Goldie Vance) and all-star artist Rafael Albuquerque (AMERICAN VAMPIRE). In order to up her game, Babs travels to Japan on a quest to train with the most elite modern combat masters of the East. But when a chance meeting with an old friend puts a target on her back, Batgirl may need to use her new skills to solve a deadly mystery.

 

BLACK PANTHER 4
BLACK PANTHER #4
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Ta-Nehisi Coates (A/CA) Brian Stelfreeze
“A NATION UNDER OUR FEET,” the first arc of the new hit BLACK PANTHER series, comes to a startling conclusion! Suicide bombers terrorize the people of Wakanda, further eroding any last bits of goodwill towards the royal family… T’Challa struggles to unite his citizens, who are choosing to side with Zenzi and The People in growing numbers… A familiar villain reveals his part in T’Challa’s current ruination…and it’s not who you think!
Rated T

 

FLASH 3
FLASH #3
DC COMICS
(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Carmine Di (CA) Karl Kerschl
“LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE” Chapter Three: In issue #3, dozens of innocent people mysteriously gain super-speed! But not all are heroic, and it’ll take everything The Flash and August have to harness the lightning before Black Hole does.

 

NIGHTWING 1
NIGHTWING #1
DC COMICS
(W) Tim Seeley (A/CA) Javi Fernandez
“BETTER THAN BATMAN” Chapter One: Batman taught Nightwing everything he knows-but what if everything he taught him is wrong? When Dick is stuck with a new mentor who challenges everything Batman taught him, Nightwing has to shatter his concept of justice in order to fight for what he knows is right. Writer Tim Seeley (GRAYSON, BATMAN & ROBIN ETERNAL) launches Nightwing onto a new quest alongside rising talent Javier Fernandez (RED HOOD/ARSENAL).

 

RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS REBIRTH 1
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS REBIRTH #1
DC COMICS
(W) Scott Lobdell (A) Dexter Soy (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli, Cam Smith
When a shocking encounter with Batman solidifies the Red Hood’s status as a villain, Jason Todd goes deep undercover to take down Gotham City’s criminal underworld from the inside. Along the way, Jason meets two unlikely allies: a disgraced Amazon warrior named Artemis and a half-baked Superman clone called Bizarro-and the DCU’s “Dark Trinity” is born!

 

TITANS 1
TITANS #1
DC COMICS
(W) Dan Abnett (A/CA) Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund
“REMEMBER THE TITANS” Chapter One
After an old ally returns to the team, the Titans set their sights on a dangerous enemy with the power to change reality itself! But the Titans have never faced a threat this massive before, and with so much on the line, will they be able to stand united as a team? Or will their past mistakes be their undoing?

 

 

Featured Books:

 

BONE CODA 25TH ANNIVERSARY TP
BONE CODA 25TH ANNIVERSARY TP
CARTOON BOOKS
(W/A/CA) Jeff Smith
Twenty-five years after the first black & white issue of the self-published comic book Bone appeared on comic shop shelves, and over a decade since the concluding chapter comes a new (and completely superfluous!) adventure featuring the Bone cousins! Ride along with the boys and their friend Bartleby the Rat Creature as they brave the dangerous journey across the desert back toward Boneville in their rickety cow cart. Creator Jeff Smith is back for another laugh with Fone Bone, Phoney Bone, and Smiley! Also included is the complete text of The Bone Companion fully illustrated for the first time! Plus rare behind the scenes photos and memories, and an afterword by the author thanking the comics community and the readers.

 

INVADER ZIM TP VOL 02
INVADER ZIM TP VOL 02
ONI PRESS INC.
(W) K.C. Green & Various (A) K.C. Green, Dave Crosland (CA) Dave Crosland
Volume 2 of the hit comic series (based on the hit Nickelodeon TV show) INVADER ZIM starts off with a BANG! I mean a BANK! As ZIM takes on the immense task of getting a business loan. From there, things get steadily worse. Then better, then worse yet again. In this collection, ZIM will face foes like those never seen before! (And also Dib. But everyone’s seen Dib before.)

 

SABRINA CHILLING ADVENTURES TP VOL 01
SABRINA CHILLING ADVENTURES TP VOL 01 (MR)
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
(W) Roberto Aguirre Sacasa (A/CA) Robert Hack
On the eve of her sixteenth birthday, the young sorceress Sabrina Spellman finds herself at a crossroads, having to choose between an unearthly destiny and her mortal boyfriend, Harvey. But a foe from her family’s past has arrived in Greendale, Madame Satan, and she has her own deadly agenda. Archie Comics’ latest horror sensation starts here! Compiles the first five issues of the ongoing comic book series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. For TEEN+ readers.

 

WILDS END TP VOL 02
WILDS END TP VOL 02 ENEMY WITHIN
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Dan Abnett (A/CA) I.N.J. Culbard
What’s to Love: The first Wild’s End miniseries kept us in constant suspense with its unlikely mash-up of War of the Worlds and The Wind in the Willows. We’re holding our collective breaths as author Dan Abnett (Guardians of the Galaxy) and illustrator I.N.J. Culbard (The King in Yellow) are set to play with the paranoia and “enemy amongst us” conspiracy theories prevalent in stories we love like Invasion of the Body Snatchers and The X-Files.
What It Is: As survivors of the alien invasion of Lower Crowchurch try to cope with what happened to their small town, the military arrives in an attempt to cover up the “incident.” Town residents are immediately detained, questioned, and treated with suspicion. Clive, Susan, and the others will need to escape imprisonment if they’re to get the word out and warn the rest of the world before the aliens return. Collects the complete limited series.

 

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Super Women Day is Saturday, July 30th!

 

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SUPER WOMEN DAY!!!
Saturday, July 30th from 11am to 9pm

Female superheroes have risen to the forefront of today’s comics, and are among the most popular characters ever!!! Join us as EC celebrates the super women who are taking over comics and pop culture!!!

On Sat., July 30th, the FIRST 50 GUESTS at 11am ONLY will receive a FREE “TRUE BELIEVERS: SPIDER-GWEN” #1 COMIC BOOK!!!

AND, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY, can enter our FREE, RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 FUNKO MARVEL COLLECTOR CORPS “WOMEN OF POWER” PACK!!!

The Funko Pack includes:
1 Size XL Spider-Gwen T-shirt,
1 Squirrel Girl Pop! Vinyl,
1 Captain Marvel Mini Figure,
1 She-Hulk Mini Figure,
1 Civil War Pop! Variant Comic,
1 Ms. Marvel patch, and
1 Spider-Woman Pin!!!

(All winners will be called on Monday, August 1st!!!)

* 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. One entry per person, please. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

 

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It’s Into the Wormhole Tuesday!

 

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A gator man from the Gamma Quadrant gets loose on the station, and Chief O’Brien gets put in charge of gator sitting.  Will the Chief channel his inner Florida Man and save the day, or will Tosk the Gator eat the crew alive?  Tune in to find out!  New episodes of Into the Wormhole every Tuesday!  Rate, review, and subscribe on iTunes!
#startrek #ds9 #deepspacenine #wormholepodcast #floridaman

Into the Wormhole is a Star Trek: Deep Space Nine podcast where two long time Star Trek fans take a franchise noobie into the Gamma Quadrant and beyond!

Join host Poey Gordon, along with Quark’s biggest barfly, Ben Sharp, as they guide their confused friend, Vince Caffiero on a chronological exploration through this classic entry in the Star Trek canon!

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