MEET DEADPOOL CREATOR ROB LIEFELD!


Friday, July 9th from 1pm to 7pm

Come celebrate the 30th anniversary of Deadpool & X-Force with their creator (and Cable creator) ROB LIEFELD!

We use tickets and the Telegram app for our big signings, to make them easier and safer for everyone involved! How it works:

  • Come to the store to get your ticket, which is just your number in line (1 ticket per group of family/friends). Tickets will be available in-store starting at 11am Saturday 6/26/2021 through the day of the signing. Please note: a ticket does not guarantee a chance to meet our Special Guest – we estimate there will be enough time to accommodate up to 150 groups (or a bit more if our Special Guest is able to stay later). We will announce the final ticket number for which there is time, near the end of the event.

*** PLEASE NOTE: GUESTS WHO PURCHASE ROB LIEFELD’S VIP “SUPER PACK” FROM HIS WEBSITE WILL RECEIVE PRIORITY FIRST-IN-LINE STATUS! *** (see below for details)

If our parking lot is full, please park along the sides of the road, avoiding entrances and mailboxes. DO NOT park in the grass of other businesses, please (you can park in the grass on our property!).

*** WARNING: SOME BUSINESSES WILL TOW YOUR VEHICLE IF YOU PARK IN THEIR GRASS OR IN FRONT OF ENTRANCES OR MAILBOXES! ***

Use this link to purchase Rob Liefeld’s VIP Super Pack and get Priority first-in-line status:
https://robliefeldcreations.com/shop/vip-package/emerald-city-comics-super-pack

From his website:
“4 signed comics! Priority status! Photo opportunity! The Emerald City Comics Super Pack is the way to go for our signing Friday, July 9th at Emerald City Comics in Clearwater, Florida! You are in the priority VIP Group and receive 2 Exclusive Deadpool/Venom, Deadpool/Venompool variant covers, and both our exclusive Deadpool Nerdy 30 variants! Separately these comics would cost $200 – a savings of $60 as part of the Emerald City Super Pack! Plus a FREE photo op! Best Deal, Best Value! Emerald City Super Pack – $140.00”

Rob Liefeld’s in-store fees (CASH ONLY):
[To be announced. He will be offering his own Certificates of Authenticity.]

*** BUT – EACH GUEST CAN GET 1 COPY OF SNAKE EYES DEADGAME #5 SIGNED FOR FREE! ***
This comic is expected Wednesday 7/7/2021, in two regular covers for $4.99 each and a 1-in-10 incentive variant for $7.99 – all drawn by Rob Liefeld (limit 1 per Guest / group / family).

Agents of SLABS will be here to accept CGC autograph and grading submissions!
http://agentsofslabs.com

COMIC BOOK SIGNING WITH ANDREA MUTTI!


Saturday, July 10th from 11am to 2pm
(store remains open until 8pm)

Writer Cullen Bunn and artist Andrea Mutti’s PARASOMNIA #1 from Dark Horse Comics arrives Wednesday, June 30th! It’s a new dark fantasy tale of two worlds split between dreams and reality.

Come get your copy signed by Andrea Mutti on Saturday, July 10th at 11am!

He will also have exclusive art prints available for sale during this event!

Watch the Parasomnia trailer!

These are just SOME of the comics Mutti has worked on!

  • DC Comics: BATMAN, BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL, BATWOMAN
  • DC Vertigo: HELLBLAZER, THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATOO, MAD MAX FURY ROAD, AMERICAN VAMPIRE
  • Marvel: IRON MAN, PUNISHER, X-MEN, MARVEL ZOMBIES RETURN, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL.2
  • Aftershock: MANIAC OF NEW YORK, JOIN THE FUTURE
  • Scout Comics: VLAD DRACUL
  • Dark Horse: HELLBOY, CONAN, STAR WARS, PROMETHEUS, STARSHIP DOWN, CREEPY, TOMB RIDER, PREDATOR
  • IDW: GI JOE, HIGHLANDER
  • Dynamite: THE SHADOW, THE TWILIGHT ZONE
  • 2000 AD: JUDGE DREDD MAGAZINE
  • Image: PORT OF EARTH, INFINITE DARK
  • Boom Studios: EVIL EMPIRE, THE RETURNING, MAZE RUNNER
  • Vault: A DARK INTERLUDE, FEARSCAPE

Agents of SLABS will be here to accept CGC autograph and grading submissions!
http://agentsofslabs.com

Level10 Certification Services will be here to facilitate Certificates of Authenticity!
https://level10certification.com

New Comics & Books For 6/23/21!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

 

Featured Comics:

BATMAN REPTILIAN #1
DC Comics
(W) Garth Ennis (A/CA) Liam Sharp
What strikes fear into the hearts of those who terrorize Gotham? It used to be Batman, but something far more frightening than a mere man stalks the shadows—and it’s after Gotham’s villains. How savage must a monster be to haunt the dreams of monsters? Pick up this dark and bone-chilling tale by comics legends Garth Ennis and Liam Sharp to find out!

 

GAMMA FLIGHT #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Al Ewing, Crystal Frasier (A) Lan Medina (CA) Leinil Francis Yu
SPINNING OUT OF IMMORTAL HULK, BRUCE BANNER’S
GAMMA-POWERED ALLIES GO ON THE RUN!
Gamma Flight had one job: Find and stop the Hulk. But when push came to smash, they sided with the Green Goliath-and the human world intends to make them regret it. Puck, Absorbing Man, Titania, Doc Sasquatch, Dr. Charlene McGowan and a horribly changed Rick Jones are fugitives from every known authority-but a team that full of gamma is bound to break before long. Al Ewing, Crystal Frasier and Lan Medina mastermind a whole new world of gamma!

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New Comics & Books for 6/16/21!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

 

Featured Comics:

STATIC SEASON ONE #1
DC Comics
(W) Vita Ayala (A) ChrisCross, Nikolas Draper-Ivey (CA) Khary Randolph
At long last, the most famous face of the Milestone Universe is making his shocking return! Bullied nerd Virgil Hawkins wasn’t the kind of kid you’d normally find on the streets at a protest—but like everyone else in the city of Dakota, he was fed up. Unfortunately, the first time he stood up to raise his voice, the world turned upside down. The experimental tear gas released that day left some of his classmates maimed or dead…but it left Virgil, and others, with stunning new abilities. Virgil has power inside him now—real power, the ability to channel and manipulate electromagnetic fields. But there’s anger burning inside him, too. What is he supposed to do about all of this? And first and foremost—what is he supposed to do about his bullies, now that they’ve got superpowers too? A dynamic creative team of new comics voices and Milestone Media veterans join forces to open up a new chapter in the story of the most iconic Black teen superhero in comics history.

 

JUPITERS LEGACY REQUIEM #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Mark Millar (A/CA) Tommy Lee Edwards
SPECIAL DOUBLE-SIZED ISSUE!
The next chapter in 2021’s Netflix global phenomenon begins here as MARK MILLAR returns for the sequel to one of his most critically acclaimed series. Chloe and Hutch have gotten married and had more children. The superheroes are working in harmony with humanity and creating a perfect world. But all is not well in the Garden of Eden as the Sampson family gets ripped apart and the secrets of the Netflix show’s mysterious island begin to be revealed. Order big, as this will be a juggernaut!

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VERSUS SYSTEM 2PCG TOURNAMENT!


Sunday, July 18th from 1pm to 4pm

This event will start at 1pm. Please arrive by 12:30 to register and get pairings done.

$5 entry fee, and all players get a foil card!

This will be a “MODERN FORMAT” tournament.

Banned cards
The following cards are not allowed to be played in the Modern Format:

Main Characters

  • Dark Phoenix
  • Kate Pryde
  • Mystique (Legacy set versions only)
  • Outriders

Supporting characters

  • Black Widow (Illustrated Champions)
  • Dark Phoenix
  • Langly
  • Maximus

Plot Twists

  • Parallel Dimension

Equipment

  • The Darkhold

PRIZES!
Organized Play Kit #3 will be used as prize support. First place gets to choose either the acetate card or the playmat. The other will be raffled to a random other player.

  • 1 Acetate Main Character Card
  • 1 Playmat
  • 5 Extended Art Foil Supporting Character Cards (Top Finishers Prizes plus one for Head Judge)
  • 25 Alternate Extended Art Foil Supporting Character Cards (Participation Prizes)

AND … if there are 7 or more players, a $10 EC Gift Certificate will be added to the prizes! Another $10 EC Gift Certificate will be added for every 3 additional players (10, 13, 16, 19, etc). These Gift Certificates will be offered as options for the top players, and/or raffled to a random player if the acetate card and playmat are already taken before the raffle.

To help ensure a safe event for everyone, please wear a face mask and maintain 6-foot social distancing when possible. Thank you for helping keep yourself, our Team, and our Guests safe!

New Comics & Books for 6/9/21!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

 

Featured Comics:

WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Kevin Shinick (A) Rob DiSalvo (CA) Gurihiru
Peter Parker. Spider-Man. Scientist. Troublemaker? Thanks to none other than Tony Stark, a new scientific research station for the teenage heroes of the Marvel Universe has just been completed – and Spider-Man just got an invitation to join! Working alongside some of your favorite faces from the MU and a whole bunch of awesome new gadgets, and with Iron Man keeping an eye on the them, surely everything’s going to go great for the heroes, right?
… Right? Face front, True Believers, and treat yourself to this first issue in an adventure of the WORLDWIDE ENGINEERING BRIGADE!

 

BUNNY MASK #1
AFTERSHOCK COMICS
(W) Paul Tobin (A/CA) Andrea Mutti
A new horror series from the creator of the Eisner-nominated Colder!
Sealed in a cave before the dawn of man, released by a crazed madman, Bunny Mask walks our world once more. But for what dark purpose does she use her unnatural powers? And what’s her connection to Bee Foster, a young girl murdered by her father fourteen years ago? In order to save his life – and his sanity – one man will have to discover the truth of what waits behind the mask.
Writer Paul Tobin (Colder) and artist Andrea Mutti (MANIAC OF NEW YORK, Hellblazer) unleash an eons old legend upon an unsuspecting world – one that’ll make your most horrific nightmare feel like a walk in the park!

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Recommendations for New Books & Comics expected AUGUST 2021!

Here are the comics and graphic novels that caught our attention in this month’s Previews!

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!

From the Previews Catalog #393, JUNE 2021 (for books arriving mainly in AUGUST 2021)…

https://www.previewsworld.com/catalog
http://emeraldcitycomics.com/dc-connect

 

ME YOU LOVE IN THE DARK
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Skottie Young (A/CA) Jorge Corona
Writer SKOTTIE YOUNG (I HATE FAIRYLAND, Deadpool, Strange Academy) and artist JORGE CORONA (NO. 1 WITH A BULLET, Super Sons, Feathers) follow up their critically acclaimed series MIDDLEWEST with a brand-new haunting tale. An artist named Ro retreats from the grind of the city to an old house in a small town to find solace and inspiration without realizing the muse within is not what she expected. Fans of Stephen King and Neil Gaiman will enjoy this beautiful, dark, and disturbing story of discovery, love, and terror.

 

 

SECOND CHANCES #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Ricky Mammone (A/CA) Max Bertolini
Second Chances Hotline – call now and get a new identity! All you need is some cash, a proper referral, and a very good reason to start over. When Leblanc, the man behind the hotline, is approached by a shady figure from his past, he’s forced to accept a new client who doesn’t meet any of the requirements – a client with chemically induced amnesia in desperate need of protection. Up-and-coming writer RICKY MAMMONE and artist MAX BERTOLINI (The Witcher, Nathan Never) explode onto the scene with this psychedelic, action-packed, bizarre noir that feels like John Wick punching through an existential French New Wave fever dream.

 

 

TROVER SAVES THE UNIVERSE #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W/A/CA) Tess Stone
For fans of Rick and Morty and Mega Man!
A new limited series filled with mystery, murder, and mayhem from fan-favorite author TESS STONE, set in the world of Rick and Morty co-creator JUSTIN ROILAND’s hit video game series Trover Saves the Universe!
Welcome to the ICJ – Important Cosmic Jobs – where the boss ranks employees, and at the end of each month, the worst employee literally gets the axe. It’s… not a great gig.
But when ICJ’s top eyehole monster winds up dead, the company’s most inept (and rival) employees, Klover and Bo, are falsely accused of his murder and hunted by the Space Cops!
Now they must clear their names and unravel a conspiracy that reaches the very top…that is, if they don’t kill each other first!

 

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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 6/6/21

Cindy Brady: “Marvel, Marvel , MARVEL!”

 

All I sell is Marvel these days!

C’mon man! I DARE someone to come in here and ask me for a non-Marvel key!

PLEASE! I’M BEGGIN’ YA!!

 

A young guy came in the other day and asked me for some Robert Crumb stuff and it made my whole day.

More of that, please?

 

Now will ya’ look at this!

More Mah-vils!

LOOK! They’re right down there!

Amazing Spider-Man #7, second appearance of The Vulture, Very Good/Good (3.0), $399.

 

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EC BOOK CLUB – SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL!

Wednesday, July 7th from 6:30pm to 7:30pm

The Emerald City Book Club meets the FIRST WEDNESDAY of the month from 6:30-7:30 pm, in “The Hub” at the center of the store (or by remote conference on Zoom during the COVID-19 crisis), to chat about the featured book. 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!

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Emerald City is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: EC Book Club – July 7th (part one)
Time: Jul 7, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/75255297117?pwd=WmRzclhUTEt4Q1pMZC9xT1VLeDcxZz09

Meeting ID: 752 5529 7117
Passcode: ecbc

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PART TWO OF THE ZOOM MEETING:

Topic: EC Book Club – July 7th (part two)
Time: Jul 7, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/71875076315?pwd=a2RmdGpoTXFKMDZGaXoyaFBkV3htdz09

Meeting ID: 718 7507 6315
Passcode: ecbc

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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).

You can purchase the discounted book in-store or online: https://shop.emeraldcitycomics.com/collections/ec-book-club-selection

This month’s featured book is…

SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Kurt Vonnegut, Ryan North (A) Albert Monteys (CA) Albert Monteys, Scott Newman
Kurt Vonnegut’s classic adapted in graphic novel form for the first time!
With Kurt Vonnegut’s seminal anti-war story, Slaughterhouse-Five, Eisner Award-winning writer Ryan North (Unbeatable Squirrel Girl) and Eisner Award-nominated artist Albert Monteys (Universe!) translate a literary classic into comic book form in the tradition of A Wrinkle in Time and Fight Club 2.
Billy Pilgrim has read Kilgore Trout and opened a successful optometry business. Billy Pilgrim has built a loving family and witnessed the firebombing of Dresden. Billy Pilgrim has traveled to the planet Tralfamadore and met Kurt Vonnegut. Billy Pilgrim has come unstuck in time.
Slaughterhouse-Five is at once a farcical look at the horror and tragedy of war where children are placed on the frontlines and die (so it goes), and a moving examination of what it means to be a fallible human.

New Comics & Books for 6/2/21!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

 

Featured Comics:

NICE HOUSE ON THE LAKE #1
DC Comics
(W) James Tynion IV (A/CA) Alvaro Martinez Bueno
Everyone who was invited to the house knows Walter—well, they know him a little, anyway. Some met him in childhood; some met him months ago. And Walter’s always been a little…off. But after the hardest year of their lives, nobody was going to turn down Walter’s invitation to an astonishingly beautiful house in the woods, overlooking an enormous sylvan lake. It’s beautiful, it’s opulent, it’s private—so a week of putting up with Walter’s weird little schemes and nicknames in exchange for the vacation of a lifetime? Why not? All of them were at that moment in their lives when they could feel themselves pulling away from their other friends; wouldn’t a chance to reconnect be…nice? With Something Is Killing The Children and The Department of Truth, James Tynion IV has changed the face of horror in modern comics — now get ready for his most ambitious story yet, alongside his Detective Comics partner Álvaro Martínez Bueno!

 

WORST DUDES #1 (OF 5)
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Aubrey Sitterson (A/CA) Tony Gregori
The book so dirty it’ll turn your other comics yellow! A dirty cop, a drugged-up back-up dancer, and an angsty adolescent god; the absolute worst dudes in the galaxy are on a raunch-filled hunt for a missing pop star. It’s a hilarious, aggressively weird, willfully vulgar detective story from noted reprobates Aubrey Sitterson (No One Left to Fight, The Comic Book Story of Professional Wrestling) and Tony Gregori (Deuce of Hearts, Karma Police).
o Heavy metal with a humorous bent.

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Recommendations for New Books & Comics expected JULY 2021!

Here are the comics and graphic novels that caught our attention in this month’s Previews!

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!

From the Previews Catalog #392, MAY 2021 (for books arriving mainly in JULY 2021)…

https://www.previewsworld.com/catalog
http://emeraldcitycomics.com/dc-connect

 

MOM MOTHER OF MADNESS #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Emilia Clarke, Marguerite Bennett (A) Leila Leiz (CA) Jo Ratcliffe
Game of Thrones superstar EMILIA CLARKE debuts an EXTRA-LENGTH, THREE-ISSUE MINISERIES! The mayhem begins with Maya, under-the-weather scientist by day, over-the-top superhero by night, and badass single mom 24/7. Deadpool action and Fleabag comedy collide when Maya activates her freakish superpowers to take on a secret sect of human traffickers. Mature readers only! Comedy and chaos await in the first of three 40-page issues by the glamorous artist of Horde, LEILA LEIZ!

 

 

MIRKA ANDOLFO SWEET PAPRIKA #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W/A/CA) Mirka Andolfo
Paprika is a successful businesswoman, a New Yorker of Italian origin. Job and career consume her, forcing her to neglect her personal needs as well as her friends and family. Her heart is broken from a previous relationship and its consequences, and a rigid upbringing has made her a very introverted person. She wants a romantic relationship, but she doesn’t know what she’s doing. Not like Dill, a naïve and suave delivery boy with an angelic attitude, handsome, and always surrounded by beautiful women falling for him. He doesn’t have a worry in the world, and this makes Paprika very nervous. But he’s the guy who could help her with her feelings (and with… sex). Bridget Jones’s Diary meets Sex and the City, with a pinch of The Devil Wears Prada in the new international hit by acclaimed creator MIRKA ANDOLFO (UNNATURAL, MERCY).

 

 

ORDINARY GODS #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Kyle Higgins (A) Felipe Watanabe (CA) Felipe Watanabe & Various
For fans of THE OLD GUARD and GOD COUNTRY comes the extra-length first issue of a centuries-spanning action epic from writer KYLE HIGGINS (RADIANT BLACK) and artist FELIPE WATANABE (The Flash)!
The Luminary. The Prodigy. The Brute. The Trickster. The Innovator. Five gods from a realm beyond our own, leaders in the “War of Immortals.” Aleast, they were – before they were trapped, sent to a planet made into a prison, forced into an endless cycle of human death and reincarnation. Christopher is 22. He’s got two loving parents and a 12-year-old sister. He works at a paint store. He’s in therapy. He’s one of the Five. Which means, in order to save everyone he cares about, Christopher will have to reconnect with his past lives and do the unthinkable: become a god again.

 

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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 5/28/21

We got us a coupla’ books here what’s been signed an’ another coupla’ books what ain’t been signed!

There is an old saying that states that “ain’t” ain’t a word.

That is true, “ain’t” AIN’T a word. It’s a contraction.

“Ain’t” is actually two words combined to form one super-word!

Super words for super books…

 

Black Lightning #1, first appearance of Black Lightning, CGC Signature Series 9.4 (Near Mint) signed by China McClain, Cress Williams, and Natessa Williams, $399.

 

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New Comics & Books for 5/26/21!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

 

Featured Comics:

MADE IN KOREA #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Jeremy Holt (A/CA) George Schall
A QUICKSTART GUIDE FOR YOUR PROXY
STEP 1: Remove box.
STEP 2: Power on.
STEP 3: Raise your child.
For Jesse, the world’s first true A.I. system, growing up means learning to think outside the box. This exciting new six-issue miniseries will redefine what it means to be a family in an age when biological parenthood is no longer a reality.

 

MILESTONE RETURNS INFINITE EDITION #0 (ONE SHOT)
DC Comics
(W) Reginald Hudlin (A) Various (CA) Denys Cowan
At last, it’s the return of the legendary Milestone Comics! This one shot features twenty-four all-new pages chronicling the events of the Big Bang: the police-brutality protest gone wrong that changed the face of the city of Dakota forever by unleashing a wave of superpowers across its population! As the world watches, a bullied teenager will become the hero known as Static… a framed scientist will go on the run as the superweapon Hardware… and a stranded alien will meet an ambitious young woman who will transform his life, and remake the pair as the all-powerful Icon and Rocket! Also included is the 17-page primer story originally released online during the world-famous DC Fandome event, further expanding on our heroes’ origins and where they’re going next… and setting up an entire world of allies, enemies, and surprises! The original Milestone changed the face of superhero comics forever, introducing the industry to a wave of Black talent who still shape the conversation…and the new Milestone intends to raise the bar! This is the perfect jumping-on point—don’t miss out!

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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 5/21/21

Lot of people asking me “How about these prices” (or some version of this) lately.

Simple economics folks.

Demand is up and, at least for a lot of the most collectible back issues, available supply is perceived to be declining.

To all of my fellow collectors I recommend the following: buy only what you really like but try not to overpay for something just because you like it.

Do you know what comic collectors definitely seem to like?

Spider-Man and Star Wars books!

 

Star Wars: Darth Vader #3, first appearance of Dr. Aphra, 0-0-0, & BT-1, Very Fine Plus (8.5), $199.

 

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New Comics & Books for 5/19/21!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

Featured Comics:

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #66
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Nick Spencer (A/CA) Mark Bagley
• On the other side of King’s Ransom, Spider-Man is left to pick up the pieces.
• If he can manage to put them together he is going to be horrified with what he finds!

 

TMNT BEST OF SPLINTER
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) VARIOUS (A) Various (CA) James Biggie
The TMNT “Best of” series continues with everyone’s favorite sensei– Splinter! Wise and with a tragic past, Splinter forms the core of the Turtle family. Taking stories from multiple publishers, this is the book to read for Splinter’s greatest tales!

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FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2021!

Saturday, August 14th from 11am to 8pm

In 2020, the COVID pandemic turned Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) into Free Comic Book Summer. In 2021, FCBD will jump forward in time to Saturday, August 14th, so that vaccinations and other COVID-defeating measures will allow the event to run at that time. FCBD 2022 is expected to return to the first Saturday in May!

Join us Saturday, August 14th, when ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY will get FREE COMICS!
(Each Guest can choose ANY THREE FCBD 2021 comics of their choice!)

We will be using tickets and the Telegram app to make the event easy and safe for everyone involved! How it works:
  • Come to the store to get your ticket, which is just your number in line (1 ticket per group of family/friends). Tickets will be available in-store Saturday 7/17 at 11am through Saturday 8/14 (Free Comic Book Day).
  • You will need to install the Telegram messaging app and join the chat “EC20210814” to look for your group’s ticket number to be called: https://t.me/EC20210814. You can install the app using the QR code on your ticket, or now using these links:
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Windows
  • The EC Team will use the app to call out to the Telegram Group what ticket number is coming up (once you are 10 spots away, make sure you are in your car in the parking lot; once you are 5 spots away, come to the door to be ready to enter – please maintain 6-foot distancing from other groups). Please do not park in the lot or enter the store until your number is around 10 away from the current ticket called, so that there is enough space for the Guests who have been called in already.
These are the comics to choose from (while supplies last):

 

PLUS, all Guests will SAVE 25% on ALL BOOKS & GRAPHIC NOVELS, ALL DAY LONG!

 

AND, all Guests can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* one of FIVE COMPLETE SETS OF EC’s FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2021 COMICS! 

 

ALSO, meet comic book creator SCOTT REED from 11am to 2pm!

Scott will have copies for sale of his latest comic, Hark, along with copies of his previous books from Marvel, Image and other publishers.

 

 

Scott Reed began his career in comics in 1993 as an on-staff inker for Malibu Comics and Marvel Comics. In 1996 he was hired by Dark Horse Comics to provide inks for two series, Godzilla: King Of Monsters and G.I. Joe. In 2007, he wrote The Overman, a critically acclaimed dystopian noir science fiction mini-series published by Image Comics. In 2010, Reed wrote the Marvel Comics mini-series Son of Hulk: Dark Son, and Incredible Hulks: Microverse, which re-introduced several classic Micronauts characters into the Marvel Universe. Both series are part of the hit crossover storyline, Realm of Kings. In 2012, Reed wrote, illustrated and published Saga Of A Doomed Universe, a subtext-laden 1980’s era homage to the super hero genre and included in Boing-Boing’s “Best Damn Comics of the Year.” His current work is Hark, a 6-issue science fiction mini-series from Beyond Forward Comics and distributed by Comixology and IndyPlanet (https://indyplanet.com/hark-1).

 

* 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.

POWER RANGERS SIGNING WITH WALTER E JONES!

Saturday, June 5th from noon to 3pm

Meet Walter E Jones, who played Zack Taylor, the original Black Ranger on the hit television series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers!

We use tickets and the Telegram app for our big signings, to make them easier and safer for everyone involved! How it works:

  • Come to the store to get your ticket, which is just your number in line (1 ticket per group of family/friends). Tickets will be available in-store starting at 11am the Saturday before the signing (05/29/2021), through the day of the signing. Please note: a ticket does not guarantee a chance to meet our Special Guest – we estimate there will be enough time to accommodate up to 100 groups (or a bit more if our Special Guest is able to stay later). We will announce the final ticket number for which there is time, near the end of the event.
  • You will need to install the Telegram Messenger app and join the group “EC20210605” to look for your group’s ticket number to be called: https://t.me/EC20210605. You can install the app using these links:
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Windows
  • The EC Team will use the app to call out to the Telegram group what ticket number is coming up (once you are 10 spots away, make sure you are in your car in the parking lot; once you are 5 spots away, come to the door to be ready to enter). Please do not park in the lot or enter the store until your number is around 10 away from the current ticket called, so that there is enough space for the Guests who have been called in already.

If the Event Parking lots are full, please park along the sides of the road, avoiding entrances and mailboxes. DO NOT park in the grass of other businesses, please (you can park in the grass on our property!). *** WARNING: SOME BUSINESSES WILL TOW YOUR VEHICLE IF YOU PARK IN THEIR GRASS OR IN FRONT OF ENTRANCES OR MAILBOXES! ***

For Mr. Jones’s safety, and the safety of our Team and our Guests, face masks are required and we ask all to maintain 6-foot social distancing when possible. Mr. Jones will be wearing a mask, and it will be up to him on the day whether masks will be required for selfie photos.

Walter E Jones’s prices:

  • $50 autograph
  • $50 selfie
  • $80 combo

He can accept cash and credit cards.

Agents of SLABS will be here to accept CGC autograph and grading submissions!
http://agentsofslabs.com

Level10 Certification Services will be here to facilitate Certificates of Authenticity!
https://level10certification.com

Walter E Jones also appeared in successful television shows including Family Matters, Step by Step, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Moesha, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Early Edition, NYPD Blue, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Off Centre and The Shield.

He played in movies including Backyard Dogs, House of the Dead 2, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift and Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping.

He gave his voice talent to animated movies including Open Season 2 and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.

New Comics & Books for 5/12/21!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

 

Featured Comics:

TIME BEFORE TIME #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Declan Shalvey, Rory McConville (A) Joe Palmer, Chris O’Halloran (CA) Declan Shalvey
The year is 2140, and to escape a world with no future, many turn to the Syndicate, a criminal organization who, for the right price, will smuggle you back in time to a better life. After working for the Syndicate for years, Tatsuo and Oscar decide to steal one of their boss’s time machines-but soon find that the one thing you can’t run from is your past.
TIME BEFORE TIME is a brand-new ongoing series where writer/artist DECLAN SHALVEY (BOG BODIES) joins forces with the WRITE IT IN BLOOD team of RORY McCONVILLE and JOE PALMER. Looper meets SAGA in this extra-sized debut issue

 

X-CORP #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Tini Howard (A) Alberto Foche (CA) David Aja
KRAKOA IS FOR CLOSERS!
The deals have been made. Mutantkind is safe on Krakoa. As the Reign of X continues, what are the wants of the mutants who have everything? Leading the charge is X-CORPORATION, headed by CXOs Monet St. Croix and Warren Worthington, a duo as cutthroat and ruthless in the boardroom as they are on a battlefield. But X-Corp needs more than just its figureheads. As Monet sets out to staff their team with some of the brightest and most deviant minds in mutantkind, Warren finds himself in a tense meeting with one of Krakoa’s first allies who wants to know the truth: on Angel’s wings, will X-Corp crash or soar?

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THE MANDALORIAN SIGNING WITH ‘GEKKO’ – DOMINIC PACE!

Saturday, August 7th at 11am

 

Dominic Pace is the actor who portrayed the bounty hunter Gekko in the first and third chapters of The Mandalorian – and you can meet him on Saturday, August 7th, here at EC! Pace is a lifelong Star Wars fan, and described his time on set and in costume as one of the coolest experiences of his lifetime.

 

We will be using tickets and the Telegram app to make the signing easy and safe for everyone involved! How it works:
  • Come to the store to get your ticket, which is just your number in line (1 ticket per group of family/friends). Tickets will be available in-store Saturday 7/31 at 11am through Saturday 8/7 (the day of the signing), until we have issued 120 tickets (the estimated maximum possible groups that can be seen in the time allotted). Please note: a ticket does not guarantee a chance to meet our Special Guest – we estimate there will be enough time to accommodate 80-120 groups.
  • You will need to install the Telegram Messenger app and join the group “EC20210807” to look for your group’s ticket number to be called. You can install the app using these the QR code on your ticket, or now using these links:
  • The EC Team will use the app to call out to the Telegram Group what ticket number is coming up (once you are 10 spots away, make sure you are in your car in the parking lot; once you are 5 spots away, come to the door to be ready to enter – please maintain 6-foot distancing from other groups). Please do not park in the lot or enter the store until your number is around 10 away from the current ticket called, so that there is enough space for the Guests who have been called in already.

 

Dominic’s price list:
  • $25 print signed
  • $30 Beskar signed
He will have a new comic book available at the signing, featuring Gekko’s backstory!
There will be 4 variant covers:
  • 1 signed for $30
  • 2 for $50
  • 3 for $75
  • 4 for $100

Gekko – The Bounty Hunter #1 comic book synopsis:
After barely surviving the Battle for the Bounty, Gekko is on the hunt once again. Taking a job hunting down a familiar face, the bounty hunter stumbles upon a horrifying secret – one that brings back painful memories and old enemies.

 

Dominic Pace’s Star Wars info can be found at…

 

You can find him on social media at…

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 5/7/21

This complete set of The Crew that we have here would make a nice companion piece to The Truth set that I featured a few weeks back.

First appearance of father and son respectively, two generations of the Bradley family!

I still have them both so, y’know…if you’re interested…you just go ahead and let us know…

 

The Crew #1-7, first appearance of Josiah X, complete Very Fine Plus (8.5) set, $199.

 

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EC BOOK CLUB – BLACK WIDOW BY KELLY THOMPSON TP VOL 01 TIES THAT BIND


Wednesday, June 2nd from 6:30pm to 7:30pm

The Emerald City Book Club meets the FIRST WEDNESDAY of the month from 6:30-7:30 pm, in “The Hub” at the center of the store (or by remote conference on Zoom during the COVID-19 crisis), to chat about the featured book. 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!

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Emerald City is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: EC Book Club – June 2nd (part one)
Time: Jun 2, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/75106272814?pwd=eFZDdnR5OVNYNjBHK0tBZ2djZEdNQT09

Meeting ID: 751 0627 2814
Passcode: ecbc

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PART TWO OF THE ZOOM MEETING:

Topic: EC Book Club – June 2nd (part two)
Time: Jun 2, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/78197527946?pwd=WGtHOEhWQnFwMlU4cUE0U3RtQWdDZz09

Meeting ID: 781 9752 7946
Passcode: ecbc

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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).

You can purchase the discounted book in-store or online: https://shop.emeraldcitycomics.com/collections/ec-book-club-selection

This month’s featured book is…

BLACK WIDOW BY KELLY THOMPSON TP VOL 01 TIES THAT BIND
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Elena Casagrande (CA) Adam Hughes
Something is very wrong with Natasha: She’s … happy?! The best-selling, Eisner Award-nominated writer of CAPTAIN MARVEL joins rising-star artist Elena Casagrande to change everything for Natasha Romanoff! The Widow has been a spy almost as long as she’s been alive. And she’s never stopped running, whether she was working for the good guys or the bad. But retirement definitely agrees with the world’s deadliest woman as she revels in the perfect life she never dreamed she could have. But scratch the surface of that perfect life and you’ll find something very wrong lurking beneath it – and a woman like Nat just can’t help but scratch!