• Halloween ComicFest 2014! Newsletter 10/24/14

    Halloween ComicFest 2014! Newsletter 10/24/14

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        HALLOWEEN COMICFEST 2014 Saturday, October 25 from 11 am to 9 pm During Halloween ComicFest, adults and kids can come to Emerald City and get free Halloween and horror themed comics and mini-comics published specifically for Halloween ComicFest! This year there are 19 tit…
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Halloween ComicFest 2014! Newsletter 10/24/14

 

 

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HALLOWEEN COMICFEST 2014
Saturday, October 25 from 11 am to 9 pm

During Halloween ComicFest, adults and kids can come to Emerald City and get free Halloween and horror themed comics and mini-comics published specifically for Halloween ComicFest! This year there are 19 titles available to choose from that are great for kids and adults, with twelve full-sized comics and seven mini-comics.

Guests can each choose two different comics from those available!
Here’s the full list of comics:

FULL-SIZED COMICS
ABSTRACT STUDIO Rachel Rising #1
ACTION LAB Hero Cats Princeless
ARCHIE COMICS Afterlife with Archie #1
ASPEN Michael Turner’s Fathom Adventures of Ernie
AVATAR PRESS Extinction Parade
DC COMICS Scooby Doo Team Up #1 Featuring Batman, Batman Legends Dark Knight Halloween
IDW PUBLISHING My Little Pony
MARVEL COMICS Marvel Comics #1, Secret Wars #1
VIZ MEDIA Resident Evil
ZENESCOPE Grimm Fairy Tales Halloween Special

MINI COMICS
ACTION LAB COMICS VAMPLETS UNDEAD PET SOCIETY
ARCHIE COMICS ARCHIE BETTY & VERONICA
BOOM! STUDIOS HALLOWEEN SPOOOKTACULAR
DARK HORSE COMICS PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: TIMEPOCALYPSE
IDW PUBLISHING ANGRY BIRD COMICS
VIZ MEDIA LITTLE BATTLERS EXPERIENCE

All day, graphic novels will all be 20% off!!!
And comic book story packs will be 50% off their already discounted price!!!

And and AND you can meet the X-Men’s Wolverine and Colossus LIVE, IN-PERSON* for pics and autographs!!!

*Scheduled to appear; subject to change without notice.

 

 

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PREPPING FOR HALLOWEEN? EC CAN HELP!!!

Of course you know that Emerald City is your go-to place for classic and modern horror. We feature toys, comics, tchotchkes, games and more based on all your favorites — Universal Monsters, Freddy, Jason, Chucky and more! But here’s something you may not know: this year, EC is partnering with the RADLEY HAUNTED HOUSE and THEATRICAL FANTASY COSTUMES to help you REALLY get in the mood for a good scare — and we offer SAVINGS to boot!

If you attend the Radley Haunted House, (which seriously rivals anything you’ll see at the big theme parks), you’ll also receive a coupon for $5 off your next EC purchase while you’re there!!!
www.RadleyHaunt.com

And, if you stop in to the surprisingly huge Theatrical Fantasy Costumes shop for all your costume and accessory needs, be sure to come to EC FIRST and pick up a COUPON for $5 OFF a $25 purchase, or $10 OFF a $50 purchase!!! (Coupons are available at our media table by the front register!)
www.fantasycostumesflorida.com

Sometimes we scare OURSELVES at Emerald City, but you should never be afraid to come see your friends at EC, have fun… and SAVE!!!

 

 

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HARLEY QUINN DAY with JIMMY PALMIOTTI & AMANDA CONNER!!!
Saturday, November 1st from 3pm to 5pm

Join your friends at Emerald City as we celebrate everyone’s favorite cray-cray Harlequin and her red-hot creative team of Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner, Saturday, November 1st, from 3-5pm!!!

They’ll be here for autographs and pictures to celebrate the occasion!!!

And, because Harley is also quite the fashion icon, and it’s the day after Halloween, anyone who dresses in cosplay, (recognizable, family-friendly only, please), will receive 10% OFF his or her total purchase — ALL DAY!!!

Come on out for fun and savings — ONLY at Emerald City!!!

 

 

 

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Click here for new releases!

 

 

Featured Comic Books:

ARKHAM MANOR 1
ARKHAM MANOR #1
DC COMICS
(W) Gerry Duggan (A/CA) Shawn Crystal
When catastrophe strikes Arkham Asylum, where will Gotham City house the world’s most dangerous criminals, and when inmates are found murdered, what is Batman prepared to do in search of justice? Arkham’s madness comes home in ARKHAM MANOR! A bold new series brought to you by the mad minds of Gerry Duggan (Deadpool, Nova) and Shawn Crystal (Deadpool, Wolverine and the X-Men).

 

DEATHSTROKE 1
DEATHSTROKE #1
DC COMICS
(W) Tony S. Daniel (A) Tony S. Daniel, Sandu Florea (CA) Tony S. Daniel
The DCU’s deadliest assassin stars in his own ongoing series by writer/artist Tony S. Daniel! See him as never before in this explosive new series, with one surprise after another as we see Slade Wilson in the fight of his life!

 

GONERS 1
GONERS #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Jacob Semahn (A/CA) Jorge Corona
“WE ALL FALL DOWN,” Part One
From the colonization of Roanoke to the Cold War, the world famous Latimer Family has been humanity’s lone defense against paranormal horrors for centuries…until tonight. A deadly assault on the lineage forces an unprepared brother and sister to solve their parents’ murder while trying to escape the grim landscape of horrors that stalk the children themselves.

 

MULTIVERSITY THE JUST 1
MULTIVERSITY THE JUST #1
DC COMICS
(W) Grant Morrison (A/CA) Ben Oliver
The next chapter of the greatest adventure in DC’s history is here!
When they last collaborated, Grant Morrison joined artist Ben Oliver (LOBO, BATMAN/SUPERMAN) for the acclaimed ACTION COMICS #0. For their next team-up, the two superstars take a spin around the self-obsessed Earth-16 – a.k.a. Earth-Me!
With all of the world’s threats having been handled long ago by their parents, the next generation of supers – including Chris Kent, Damien Wayne, Alexis Luthor, Offspring, Megamorpho, Donna Troy and more – find themselves labeled as superstars more often than super heroes. But with that fame comes complacency, and when a massive threat unlike anything they’ve ever seen surfaces, this pampered crew finds themselves in way over their head. What secret is Damien keeping from Chris that could tear the world’s finest friends apart? Who is the mysterious killer lurking behind the scenes among these spoiled super-children? And what chance do they stand against the monstrous villain that’s murdering its way across the Multiverse? All that and more in this exciting stand-alone issue which also acts as chapter three of the MULTIVERSITY saga. Join us, if your dare, for THE MULTIVERSITY!

 

PREDATOR FIRE AND STONE 1
PREDATOR FIRE AND STONE #1 (OF 4)
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Chris Mooneyham (CA) Dan Brown, Lucas Graciano
As the Perses begins her long journey home, a deadly stowaway forces the crew into a savage conflict! While the crew defend themselves against this unseen predator, the hunter itself stalks a much more substantial game!

 

TMNT GHOSTBUSTERS 1
TMNT GHOSTBUSTERS #1 (OF 4)
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Erik Burnham, Tom Waltz (A/CA) Dan Schoening
When a new invention goes haywire, the Turtles are sent to a whole new type of New York City. One with a whole lot more ghosts… and Ghostbusters! The two teams will have to learn to get along quickly, because a new foe from the Turtles past has followed them and aims to conquer NYC!

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

MARVEL 100TH ANNIVERSARY TP
MARVEL 100TH ANNIVERSARY TP
MARVEL COMICS
(W/A) Various (CA) David Lopez
A remarkable artifact from the future of Marvel Comics! What happens when Marvel’s favorite heroes hit the centennial mark? It’s 2061, and the world of the Fantastic Four has been turned upside-down, complete with the granddaughter of Doom and the Richards-Banner twins! It’s 100 years after Spider-Man’s creation, and the Kingpin has stolen Spidey’s ultra-powerful techno-symbiote suit! Have the X-Men of 2061 achieved Xavier’s dream of mutants and humans living in harmony? How will the Avengers of 2061 cope following the failed Badoon invasion of Earth and America’s disappearance into the Negative Zone? And just in time for the release of their seventh epic motion picture, the Guardians of the Galaxy take on the Silver Galactus! Collecting 100TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: FANTASTIC FOUR, SPIDER-MAN, X-MEN, AVENGERS and GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY.
Rated T+

 

ORIGINAL SIN HULK VS IRON MAN TP
ORIGINAL SIN TP HULK VS IRON MAN
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Mark Waid, Kieron Gillen (A) Mark Bagley, Luke Ross (CA) J. G. Jones
In the wake of the Watcher’s murder, the Marvel Universe’s greatest secrets are being revealed! And there’s one secret so big, so green, so earth-shattering that it will shake a seminal Avengers’ relationship to its core. As everyone knows, Bruce Banner was transformed into the Hulk after he was caught in the explosion of an experimental gamma bomb. But could billionaire weapons manufacturer Tony Stark have been responsible for the accident all along? A startling new development threatens the love/hate relationship you’ve been following on screen and in comics as Mark Waid and Kieron Gillen’s blockbuster writing runs on HULK and IRON MAN come to their colossal conclusions! Collecting ORIGINAL SIN #3.1-3.4.
Rated T+

 

RAI TP VOL 01 WELCOME TO NEW JAPAN
RAI TP VOL 01 WELCOME TO NEW JAPAN
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
(W) Matt Kindt (A/CA) Clayton Crain
JAPAN IN THE 41st CENTURY!
The year is 4001 A.D. – led by the artifi cial intelligence called “Father,” the island nation of Japan has expanded out of the Pacific and into geosynchronous orbit with the ravaged Earth below. With billions to feed and protect, it has fallen to one solitary guardian to enforce the law of Father’s empire – the mysterious folk hero known as Rai. They say he can appear out of nowhere. They say he is a spirit… the ghost of Japan. But when the first murder in a thousand years threatens to topple Father’s benevolent reign, Rai will be forced to confront the true face of a nation transformed… and his own long-lost humanity… Collecting RAI #1-4 by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Unity, Mind MGMT) and superstar artist Clayton Crain (X-Force, Carnage), start reading to discover an astonishing new vision of the future that Comic Book Resources calls “an immersive experience… unlike anything else in comics.

 

SILVER SURFER TP VOL 01
SILVER SURFER TP VOL 01 NEW DAWN
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Dan Slott (A/CA) Michael Allred
The universe is big. Bigger than you could ever imagine. And the Silver Surfer, lone sentinel of the skyways, is about to discover that the best way to see it… is with someone else. Meet Dawn Greenwood, the Earth girl who’s challenged the Surfer to go beyond the boundaries of the known universe – into the strange, the new and the utterly fantastic! Who is the Never Queen? How is the universe’s future tied into her very existence? And why is she trying to destroy the Surfer? And when the Surfer tries to return Dawn home, he gets swept into a strange battle against Shuma-Gorath alongside Dr. Strange, the Hulk and more! The problem is, to stop Shuma-Gorath, Dawn will have to pay the price – with her life. Collecting SILVER SURFER (2014) #1-5 and material from ALL-NEW MARVEL NOW! POINT ONE #1.
Rated T+

 

 

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Back Issues / Vintage Comics
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Okay, class. CLASS! Will you all please settle down and take your seats. The bell has rung, enough nonsense, now PLEASE just settle down. Good. Now please take your seats and open your workbooks to…Mr. Johnson, is that gum? I thought so, please spit it into the trash can and then take your seat. We’re waiting! Very good. Now class, open your workbooks to page 23 so that we may begin today’s lesson.

Question one, who is Adam Strange? Anybody? Yes, Mr. Schwartz? Yes, that is correct. Adam Strange is the one with the jetpack and the Zeta-Beam. Now, can you name his first appearance as well as the price for Very good (4.0) copy of said book? Excellent Mr. Schwartz! That’s correct, Showcase #17 and the price is $550.

Question two, can anybody name Jonah Hex’s first appearance as well as the price for a very good/fine (5.0) copy of the issue in question? Anyone? Oh come on! This one is easy! Nobody? Oh come on, just guess then! Yes, Mr. DeZuniga? That’s it! All Star Western #10 for $125. Good guess, Mr. DeZuniga. Let’s hope your luck holds out until next weeks quiz, eh?

Next question, What does the acronym M.O.D.O.K stand for? Ah, yes, Mr. Tarleton? That is correct. Mechanized Organism Designed Only for Killing. I also would have accepted Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing, or Mobile Organism Designed Only for Killing. What’s that Ms. Williams? Yes, that’s true, the acronym M.O.D.O.K. does seem to ignore the word “for” in the phrase Mechanized Organism Designed Only for Killing but it is considered acceptable in common usage to ignore certain prepositions and pronouns for brevity’s sake when constructing an acronym, since acronyms are by their very nature non-formal and used mostly as part of technical or industrial speech. Good question though, Ms. Williams.

Now, Mr. Tarleton, for bonus extra credit on next week’s quiz, can you name M.O.D.O.K.’s first appearance as well as the price of a very good/fine (5.0) copy of that particular issue? Excellent, Mr. Tarleton, Tales of Suspense #94 for $30. You’re always such a good student, Mr. Tarleton! Here’s a gold star next to your name on the blackboard. You’ve earned it!

Okay class, last question. What is the first appearance of Venom? To be more specific, I mean the first in comics appearance of Eddie Brock wearing the black symbiote costume as the character “Venom”. Oh, my! So many hands! Venom is quite popular amongst you boys and girls, isn’t he? Well, let’s see, Mr. Zeck? Yes, very good, Amazing Spider-Man #299. Now, who can tell me how much a very fine (8.0) copy of that issue would cost? Yes, Mr. Thompson, that is correct, $40, but in the future please raise your hand before shouting out the answer.

Okay class, that’s all for today! Time for recess. Please be safe during free play and KEEP YOUR HANDS TO YOURSELVES!

 

 

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Games
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ASCENSIONTHEMEPACKS

ASCENSION: THEME PACKS
Ascension theme packs feature 12 game cards that can be added to any Ascension expansion to put a new twist on existing gameplay! Embrace the chaos with Rat King and Rat Queen, chase Pots of Gold with Leprechaun, or take part in Samael Claus’s gift-giving mischief!

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DC HEROCLIX: FLASH GRAVITY FEED SINGLES
Featuring 10 figures with flat rarity and all-new dial designs, the DC HeroClix – The Flash Gravity Feed is an excellent addition to your HeroClix collection. Each single-figure foil pack contains one HeroClix figure and character card!

Play as Max Mercury, Golden Glider and more as you encounter the mysterious Gorilla City Soldiers and authoritative Central City Police!

PANAMAX
PANAMAX
After one hundred years in service, the Panama Canal still is one of the most important and impressive engineering achievements in modern times.

Built in 1914, it held a prominent role in the deployment of military vessels during WWI and in the conflicts that have followed. Nowadays commercial usage is the core business of the Channel; its economic impact is profound and has not only developed the region, but in fact helped define shipping throughout the world.

In the wake of the Canal’s opening hull designs were influenced accordingly; ships fell into three categories, those that could travel through easily and in groups (Feeder class), massive ocean going ships too big to enter the Canal (ULCV or Ultra Large Container Vessels), and the new standard – designed to the maximum limits of the Panama Canal. These ships are called PANAMAX.

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POKEMON TCG: BATTLE ARENA DECKS – XERNEAS VS. YVELTAL
Pokémon TCG Battle Arena Decks are ready to go head to head, with powerful cards and winning strategies worthy of an ace Trainer! Both of these 60-card decks bring you never-before seen cards: Trevor makes an appearance as a powerful new Trainer card, and the Legendary Pokémon Xerneas and Yveltal appear on special cards of their own, bringing brand-new attacks that get better when they’re battling each other! What’s more, these decks include 20 foil cards in all—including the first appearance of foil Fairy Energy! Let the battle of life and destruction begin!

MONSTERCODEX
PATHFINDER ROLEPLAYING GAME: MONSTER CODEX
Take monsters beyond the basics! The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Monster Codex takes 20 of fantasy’s most iconic monsters and gives you a mountain of new rules and premade stat blocks to challenge your heroes. Perfect for busy Game Masters, this invaluable tome gives a wide range of challenges for a variety of foes, from the nefarious drow to ruthless orcs. Each monster includes an in-depth look at its society and ecology, new rules like feats and spells designed to complement the race, and archetypes built to give monsters a new edge. From a simple encounter to an entire campaign, this book gives you everything you need to make these monsters the center of the action!

 

 

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Toys / Collectables
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SHERLOCK

SHERLOCK SHERLOCK HOLMES 1/6 SCALE FIGURE
BIG CHIEF STUDIOS LTD.
Sherlock is the master of deduction, a consulting detective, the only one in the world as he invented the job. He is brilliant, a proper genius, and self-proclaimed high functioning sociopath. Should you ever meet him, he will no doubt read your family history in your mobile phone and your occupation in the way you hold yourself. He is not a man who has time for social graces, so you may find him more than just a little insulting at times. If you do have a problem to solve which is worth his time, open and shut domestics need not apply, Sherlock can be contacted via his website. Officially licensed by the makers of Sherlock, Hartswood Films, each figure features a fully realized likeness of Benedict Cumberbatch, suited in his trademark costume, together with signature accessories and a display base.

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SHERLOCK DR JOHN WATSON 1/6 SCALE FIGURE
BIG CHIEF STUDIOS LTD.
A man with a history of military service, nerves of steel and strong moral principle, Dr. John Watson is a crack shot marksman acclimatized to violence. Not the kind to make friends easily, John chose to befriend and trust Sherlock Holmes and they are now solving crimes together from their shared flat at 221B Baker Street. John now works as a GP at a local surgery; however, should you wish to book an appointment with him, expect him to be running late as he is prone to falling asleep at his desk after he and Sherlock have been working late on a case. He recounts his most recent experiences and has written up their cases on his blog. Officially licensed by the makers of Sherlock, Hartswood Films, each figure features a fully realized likeness of Martin Freeman, outfitted in his trademark costume, together with signature accessories and a display base.

PREDATORWOLF
AVP PREDATOR WOLF S.H.MONSTER ARTS AF HEAVY ARMORED VERSION
TAMASHII NATIONS
S.H.MonsterArts continues its aim to be the number one series of high quality monster action figures on the market today with the newest addition coming straight from Alien vs. Predator: Requiem – the Predator Wolf (Heavy Armed Ver.)! This 7″ tall deluxe figure is only available as a web exclusive in Japan, but comes to North American shores as a regular release. Tamashii Nations’ creative team has made use of both resin and diecast materials for the very best results in quality while perfectly maintaining the realism seen on screen. This version of the character contains extra tools, such as claymores with removable holsters and two shurikens. Additionally, this version of the Predator Wolf will feature two plasma cannons, a big cannon, and alternative parts in order to depict the cannon after being broken. Both short and long spears, as well as coiled and uncoiled whip parts are also featured, in addition to interchangeable heads and a full array of interchangeable hands. In the world of AVP, there’s no hunter better equipped.

CONSTANTINE
DC COMICS NEW 52 JL DARK CONSTANTINE AF
DC COMICS
From their appearances in DC Comics-The New 52 Justice League Dark, come the mistress of magic, Zatanna, and the occult detective John Constantine.

BATMAN75TH
BATMAN 75TH ANNIVERSARY ACTION FIGURE 4 PACK SET 1
DC COMICS
The first special edition action figure 4-pack celebrates Batman’s 75th Anniversary-with figures of the Dark Knight based on the designs of Bob Kane, Jim Lee, Darwyn Cooke, and the best-selling Batman: Arkham Origins video game! Featuring a unique paint deco only seen here!

 

 

 

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Walking Dead SALE! Newsletter 10/17/14

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WALKING DEAD SEASON 5 PREMIERE EVENT
Saturday, October 18 from 11 am to 9 pm

In celebration of The Walking Dead’s Season 5 premiere (which some of you are STILL talking about!!), Emerald City will help you prepare for the next jaw dropping (or is that jaw-chewing?) episode with a special sale:

GET 20% OFF SELECT WALKING DEAD MERCHANDISE, INCLUDING THE GRAPHIC NOVELS!!!

Come in and see our special display of sale items featuring all your favorite Dead characters, past and present, comic and TV…!!!

The sale is ALL DAY, so Walk on over and prepare to SAVE!!!

PLUS, enter our special Walking Dead Raffle for a chance to WIN one of 5 Walking Dead All Out War promo posters!!!

 

 

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WOLVERINE & X-MEN GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE!!!
Wednesday, October 22 from 11:00am – 9:00pm

To celebrate the release of “X-Men: Days of Future Past” on home video, we’re all about the X-Men!!!

On Wednesday, Oct. 22nd, the FIRST 25 GUESTS at 11am and 7pm will receive a FREE Tampa Bay Comic Con 2014 WOLVERINE POSTER!!!

PLUS… ALL GUESTS can enter our WEDNESDAY-ONLY RAFFLE for a chance to win one hardcover copy of SAVAGE WOLVERINE VOL. 1 by Frank Cho and ALL-NEW X-MEN VOL. 1: YESTERDAY’S X-MEN by Bendis and Immonen!!! (a $24.99 value, each!!!)

The winning ballot will be drawn on Friday, October 24th at 11am.

Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

 

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HALLOWEEN COMICFEST 2014
Saturday, October 25 from 11 am to 9 pm

During Halloween ComicFest, adults and kids can come to Emerald City and get free Halloween and horror themed comics and mini-comics published specifically for Halloween ComicFest! This year there are 19 titles available to choose from that are great for kids and adults, with twelve full-sized comics and seven mini-comics.

Guests can each choose two different comics from those available!
Here’s the full list of comics:

FULL-SIZED COMICS
ABSTRACT STUDIO Rachel Rising #1
ACTION LAB Hero Cats Princeless
ARCHIE COMICS Afterlife with Archie #1
ASPEN Michael Turner’s Fathom Adventures of Ernie
AVATAR PRESS Extinction Parade
DC COMICS Scooby Doo Team Up #1 Featuring Batman, Batman Legends Dark Knight Halloween
IDW PUBLISHING My Little Pony
MARVEL COMICS Marvel Comics #1, Secret Wars #1
VIZ MEDIA Resident Evil
ZENESCOPE Grimm Fairy Tales Halloween Special

MINI COMICS
ACTION LAB COMICS VAMPLETS UNDEAD PET SOCIETY
ARCHIE COMICS ARCHIE BETTY & VERONICA
BOOM! STUDIOS HALLOWEEN SPOOOKTACULAR
DARK HORSE COMICS PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: TIMEPOCALYPSE
IDW PUBLISHING ANGRY BIRD COMICS
ONI PRESS MERMIN
VIZ MEDIA LITTLE BATTLERS EXPERIENCE

All day, graphic novels will all be 20% off!!!
And comic book story packs will be 50% off their already discounted price!!!

And and AND you can meet the X-Men’s Wolverine and Colossus LIVE, IN-PERSON* for pics and autographs!!!

*Scheduled to appear; subject to change without notice.

 

radley

PREPPING FOR HALLOWEEN? EC CAN HELP!!!

Of course you know that Emerald City is your go-to place for classic and modern horror. We feature toys, comics, tchotchkes, games and more based on all your favorites — Universal Monsters, Freddy, Jason, Chucky and more! But here’s something you may not know: this year, EC is partnering with the RADLEY HAUNTED HOUSE and THEATRICAL FANTASY COSTUMES to help you REALLY get in the mood for a good scare — and we offer SAVINGS to boot!

If you attend the Radley Haunted House, (which seriously rivals anything you’ll see at the big theme parks), you’ll also receive a coupon for $5 off your next EC purchase while you’re there!!!
www.RadleyHaunt.com

And, if you stop in to the surprisingly huge Theatrical Fantasy Costumes shop for all your costume and accessory needs, be sure to come to EC FIRST and pick up a COUPON for $5 OFF a $25 purchase, or $10 OFF a $50 purchase!!! (Coupons are available at our media table by the front register!)
www.fantasycostumesflorida.com

Sometimes we scare OURSELVES at Emerald City, but you should never be afraid to come see your friends at EC, have fun… and SAVE!!!

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THE GIFT GIVING SEASON IS ALREADY HERE!!! (THANKS A LOT BIG RETAIL STORES…!)
BUT, EC HAS GIFTS FOR THE HARDEST-TO-BUY-FOR PEOPLE YOU KNOW!!!

If you need a gift for the hard-core Star Trek, animation, or superhero fan-that-has-everything in your life, EC has plenty of great gift ideas that you never knew existed!!!

From now until the Holiday Season is over, EC will help you find something for every person on your list – even if they’re not at all interested in comics – which, we personally find a little hard to believe, but, hey, what can you do…?!

Today, we’re highlighting something for the true collector – salt & pepper shakers… featuring some of your favorite characters!!! These magnetic shakers are from Westland Giftware, established in 1972. Each shaker set is hand-painted and magnetic to help hold them in place!

They’re perfect for tables, shelves, desktops, nooks, curio cabinets, or any spot that could use a little pop-culture flair!!! EC has a variety of shaker sets available from all of your favorites: DC, Marvel, Looney Tunes, Hanna-Barbera, Star Trek, Disney and more… including The Wizard of Oz, of course!!!

Looking for a collector’s paradise? Emerald City is your place!!!

 

 

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WINTER’S NOT HERE YET, BUT EC IS ALREADY FROZEN!!!

That’s right, Fans of “Frozen”, stop by and see your friends at EC for unique gifts featuring everyone’s favorite frost-bitten Disney characters!!!

We have buttons, keychains, Pop! Vinyls, books, toys, and MORE!!!

It’s hot outside, but it’s ALWAYS COOL at Emerald City!!!

 

 

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Click here for new releases!

 

 

 

Featured Comic Books:

DEADPOOLS ART OF WAR 1
DEADPOOL’S ART OF WAR #1 (OF 4)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Peter David (A/CA) Scott Koblish
Sun Tzu’s Art of War has been called the definitive work on military strategy and tactics and has influenced leaders in both warfare and business for hundreds of years…which means it’s totally in the public domain and ripe for being ripped off by Deadpool! And what’s Deadpool’s plan to ensure his version of Art of War outsells the original? Make sure the entire world is at war when it comes out!
Parental Advisory

 

DOCTOR WHO 12TH 1
DOCTOR WHO 12TH #1 REG ZHANG
TITAN COMICS
(W) Robbie Morrison (A) Dave Taylor (CA) Alice X Zhang
As the eighth series of Doctor Who hits BBC America, don’t miss the stunning debut of the twelfth Doctor’s all-new comics adventures! Freshly regenerated and with a new head full of unanswered questions, the Doctor whisks Clara Oswald away to a strange and distant world. Clara thought she was in for an evening of marking essays, followed by a date, if things went well. Instead, she’s facing down murderous alien fauna in her best dress, without a clue what the Doctor is searching for, or what is going to try to kill them should they find it! Offering shocks, surprises, and timestream-shaking revelations, don’t miss your chance to get on board this amazing ongoing series!

 

ORIGINAL SIN ANNUAL 1
ORIGINAL SIN ANNUAL #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) TBD (A) Enis Cisic (CA) TBD
Everybody has one…
Rated T+

 

Q2 RTN QUANTUM AND WOODY 1
Q2 RTN QUANTUM & WOODY #1 (OF 5) REG CVR BRIGHT
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
(W) Christopher Priest (A/CA) MD Bright
The most demanded return in comics is finally here! The original Quantum and Woody are back! Legendary creators Christopher Priest and M.D. Bright return to one of the most acclaimed series of the modern era for an all-new mini-series event!
Whatever happened to the world’s worst superhero team? Twenty years past their prime, the unlikely crime-fighting duo known as Quantum and Woody (not a couple) have long since parted ways…until a middle-aged Quantum suddenly reappears with a brand-new teenage partner. Now Woody is out to break up the all-new, all-different Quantum and Woody and put an end to Quantum’s recklessness…just as Quantum takes on a life-or-death personal mission for national security. Can these former friends set aside their differences…and their age…and their numerous health difficulties…to join forces one last time without driving each other crazy?

 

SLEEPY HOLLOW 1
SLEEPY HOLLOW #1 (OF 4)
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Marguerite Bennett, Noelle Stevenson (A) Jorge Coelho, Noelle Stevenson (CA) Phil Noto
WHY WE LOVE IT: As fans of the SLEEPY HOLLOW television series (now entering its second season on Fox), we knew we had to make a comic just as haunting, engaging and visually gorgeous as the show itself. Featuring multilayered characters, intense visuals, and creepy storylines, SLEEPY HOLLOW is primed for comics.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: One of the most exciting young writers working today, Scott Snyder protégé Marguerite Bennett is currently writing Archaia’s BUTTERFLY and has worked on DC’s LOBO, SUPERMAN: LOIS LANE, and BATMAN: JOKER’S DAUGHTER. Even if you don’t watch the show, SLEEPY HOLLOW is perfect for fans of SUPERNATURAL.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: After dying on the battlefield during the Revolutionary War, Ichabod Crane awakes in present-day Sleepy Hollow, New York. His resurrection is tied to the reappearance of the Headless Horseman, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Realizing it is his mission to help stop the end of the world, Ichabod teams with Lt. Abbie Mills to meet each evil threat head on. When minor miracles start to sweep the town, they’re glad something good seems to be happening for once. No decapitations, no headless horseman, no worries, right? But as one by one the miracles start to backfire, more and more violently, Abbie and Ichabod must find time between saving the world to save the citizens of Sleepy Hollow…

 

TRINITY OF SIN 1
TRINITY OF SIN #1
DC COMICS
(W) J. M. DeMatteis (A) Yvel Guichet (CA) Guillem March
Pandora, The Phantom Stranger and The Question have hated each other for centuries…and nothing has changed! Now the Trinity of Sin are forced to work together to save humanity and uncover the darkest secrets of the universe in this new ongoing series!

 

UNCLE GRANDPA 1
UNCLE GRANDPA #1
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W/A) Scott Roberts & Various (CA) Bob Flynn, Cory Fuller
WHY WE LOVE IT: Adventure Time. Regular Show. The Amazing World of Gumball. Can you tell we love Cartoon Network’s shows? We’re excited to welcome Uncle Grandpa to KaBOOM! comics. It’s quirky, goofy, and ohsofun-a perfect formula for the four-color page.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: This MAD Magazine-style comic is going to feature all manner of short strips, games, and more goofy things. If you are a a fan of cartoonists like Don Martin, Gary Larson, and Tex Avery, you’ll enjoy UNCLE GRANDPA.
WHAT’S IT ABOUT: Uncle Grandpa is everyone’s magical uncle and grandpa, and he’s come to help kids with their problems in surreal and wacky ways! It’s a collection of zany shorts, games, and strips starring Uncle Grandpa, Pizza Steve, Mr. Gus, and all the other crazy characters from the hit Cartoon Network show created by Peter Browngardt.

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

ALL NEW ULTIMATES TP VOL 01
ALL NEW ULTIMATES TP VOL 01 POWER FOR POWER
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Michel Fiffe (A) Amilcar Pinna
The next generation of Ultimates is here! Spider-Man, Black Widow, Kitty Pryde, Bombshell, Cloak and Dagger unite to tackle the vicious, rampant crime wave overtaking Hell’s Kitchen! But the young Ultimates are put to the test as they try to survive their first mission: going head-to-head with the city’s most ruthless gang, the Serpent Skulls, led by Diamondback! Meanwhile, detective Brigid O’Reilly and her anti-gang unit are on the hunt for a serial mask killer called Scourge! As Jessica Drew adjusts to the mantle of Black Widow, Spider-Man falls for a villainess, and Bombshell’s life is changed by tragedy, Crossbones joins the fray! These young heroes have fought Galactus, but can they survive super-powered street gangs and psychopaths? Written by Michel Fiffe, creator of the acclaimed indie series COPRA! Collecting ALL-NEW ULTIMATES #1-6.
Rated T+

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 01
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 01 PARKER LUCK
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Dan Slott (A) Humberto Ramos (CA) TBD
The greatest super hero of all time returns! The world may have changed since Spidey’s been gone, but so has Peter Parker. This is a man with a second chance at life, and he’s not wasting a moment of it. But his old foes are back, as well! Re-energized, out of control and madder than ever, Electro and the Black Cat demand revenge! And as if dealing with them isn’t enough, a new revelation rocks Spider-Man’s world to its core: the radioactive spider that granted Peter his powers bit someone else, too! Who is Silk, and where has she been all these years? Find out as Peter Parker retakes his life, putting the “friendly” back in the neighborhood, the “hero” back in “super hero” – and the “amazing” back in “Spider-Man!” Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (2014) #1-6.
Rated T+

DEADPOOL DRACULAS GAUNTLET HC
DEADPOOL DRACULAS GAUNTLET HC
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn (A) Reilly Brown (CA) Frank Cho
You’ve witnessed Deadpool’s marriage to the succubus queen Shiklah! Now, experience their first meeting and learn the secrets of their bloody romance! When Dracula hires Deadpool to transport a highly valuable delivery for him, Wade has no idea what kind of trouble he’s in for. It’s a crazy journey across the world – and into the dark heart of the Merc with the Mouth! Guest-starring Blade, M.O.D.O.K., Hydra Bob, Werewolf by Night and more! Collecting DEADPOOL: DRACULA’S GAUNTLET #1-7.

MS MARVEL TP VOL 01
MS MARVEL TP VOL 01 NO NORMAL
MARVEL COMICS
(W) G. Willow Wilson (A) Adrian Alphona, Jake Wyatt (CA) Sara Pichelli
Marvel Comics presents the new Ms. Marvel, the groundbreaking heroine that has become an international sensation! Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City – until she’s suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm! When Kamala discovers the dangers of her newfound powers, she unlocks a secret behind them, as well. Is Kamala ready to wield these immense new gifts? Or will the weight of the legacy before her be too much to bear? Kamala has no idea, either. But she’s comin’ for you, New York! It’s history in the making from acclaimed writer G. Willow Wilson (Air, Cairo) and beloved artist Adrian Alphona (RUNAWAYS)! Collecting MS. MARVEL (2014) #1-5 and material from ALL-NEW MARVEL NOW! POINT ONE #1.

 

 

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Back Issues / Vintage Comics
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As my breakfast burrito is congealing rapidly, allow me to be blunt:

Not a bad batch of new old comics this week folks. Leading the charge is the highly sought after X-Factor #6, the first full appearance of the nefarious star of the X-Men: Days of Future Past Post-Credits-Marvel-Movie-Teaser-Scene, Apocalypse! None of that final splash page cameo appearance jazz for our beloved customers, this one here is the first FULL appearance of that big blue Egyptian baddie. You want it? The proffered price is $65 for a lovely Very Fine- (7.5) copy. It’s our only copy folks — hesitation is not recommended.

AHHH! I spilt breakfast burrito on my pants! Look what you made me do! Oh well, no use crying over spilt burrito. The brave soldier on…

Found this little beauty whilst we were cleaning out our front office: what we have here is a copy of the classic Marvels #1 in Near Mint (9.4) condition for $35. “Near mint” you might say, “Not bad” you may exclaim. Oh wait, dear reader, there’s more to come. This particular copy is also the Dynamic Forces limited edition signed by none other than series creators Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross complete with certificate of authenticity. Yes, THAT Alex Ross! The famed comic book illustrator, not the New York Times music critic of the same name. It’s important to do what one can to eliminate any potential confusion. Wouldn’t you agree?

Okay, I’ve finished eating my burrito…

You folks now have my undivided attention, and I hope I have yours because this next one’s a doozy. Whoa! It’s Saga #1! Holy cats, it’s a first print! Jeez, it’s in Very Fine- (7.5) condition! Dear me, it’s only $75! Good gracious, you’d better hurry in and buy it!

Hey, do you like Harley Quinn? You know, the Joker’s manic ladyfriend? I thought you might enjoy her antics, so here’s what I’m prepared to do: I’m offering to you, not all the other people who have read this — to YOU specifically and only you, a copy of Detective Comics #23.2 in Near Mint (9.4) condition for $35. Now this copy, the one I’m offering JUST TO YOU, is the way awesome 3-D lenticular cover of the super cool Harley Quinn Villains Month one shot, not the also cool but not nearly as cool standard non-3-D cover. So keep it under your hat, okay. I’m trying to hook you up here.

Gotta tell you, that burrito was tasty but it’s left me a bit parched, so I’m going to let you know about one more book and then I’m going to go grab a cold beverage…

Now you may well be saying to yourself, “Self, what is this guy’s deal? First, he’s eating burritos and not offering me a bite, and now he’s foisting all these Modern Age comics on me without letting me know about any of that old school awesomeness he’s got laying around!” Well first of all, cool it! I don’t like giving people bites of my burrito, it’s not hygenic. Secondly, you know I’ve got plenty of that old school for you. I just like to save the best for last. It’s called showmanship.

So by way of my farewell for now, I offer you our sole copy in stock of X-Men #94 in Very Good+ (4.5) condition for $225. This one is the first issue of the ongoing X-men series penned by the one and only Chris Claremont, creator of such characters as Rogue, Psylocke, Shadowcat, Phoenix, Mystique, Emma Frost, Sabretooth, and Gambit amongst others. Claremont’s run on X-Men is undeniably the most important in the history of the title. None of us would probably even know what an X-Man was if it weren’t for this guy. Only copy folks! Please reference my statement from the last sentence of the first paragraph vis-a-vis hesitation.

Alright! That’s all I’ve got for this week. Cold beverage time! JUSTIN OUT!

 

 

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Games
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LORDSOFXIDIT
LORDS OF XIDIT
The Black Southern Host has arisen, corrupting the hearts of the indigenous creatures. Afflicted by a mysterious sickness, they are attacking human cities. The last remaining hope for restoring peace to Xidit lies with the Kingdom’s noble heirs, the Idrakys. As one of them, you must roam the Kingdom recruiting brave soldiers and reclaiming threatened cities. Your bravery will not go unrewarded: accumulate wealth, send bards to sing your praises, and build Sorcerers’ Guilds!

Lords of Xidit features simultaneous programming and an elimination-based scoring system that leaves no room for complacency! In more detail, at the end of the game players compare their influence in one category and the player with the least influence is eliminated and his pieces removed from the board; players then compare influence in another category, with a player again being removed. The order of elimination is randomly determined at the start of play, forcing you to thinking in different ways each game.

Prepare to ride out, Idrakys, and forge your legend!

 

MONSTERFLUXX
MONSTER FLUXX
With Monster Fluxx, Looney Labs returns to the monster theme first explored in Zombie Fluxx, but now the zombies are joined by vampires, skeletons, an angry mob of villagers, and even Bigfoot — all in a simple version of Fluxx!

As with all versions of Fluxx, the rules start in Monster Fluxx as “Draw 1, Play 1″, but players can play New Rule cards to change the rules of the game. Goal cards change the winning conditions, which are met by a player having certain Keeper cards in front of him. Players also play Action cards for one-time effects.

 

MASCARADEEXPANSION
MASCARADE EXPANSION
The masquerade resumes anew! Will you succumb to the charms of the Courtesan or the spells of the Necromancer?

The Mascarade Expansion includes thirteen new characters for use with the Mascarade base game, which is required for play.

 

LEGENDARYEXPANSION
LEGENDARY: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY EXPANSION
Legendary: Guardians of the Galaxy, an expansion for Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game, adds five new heroes to the game for players to recruit. Using these heroes, players can create their own powerful combos on the fly, combining their heroes’ awesome abilities to take down nasty Marvel Masterminds like the Kree Supreme Intelligence!

 

SENTINELSTACTICS
SENTINELS TACTICS: FLAME OF FREEDOM
Sentinel Tactics: The Flame of Freedom is a tactical combat game that uses a hex grid map to represent terrain. Each player controls one or more heroes or villains, each of which has unique powers. Combat is based on the rolling of six-sided dice. Whereas Sentinels of the Multiverse is a fully cooperative game, Sentinel Tactics is a team-based game. Groups of players will cooperate against either a villain player or against another team of players, so while the game is competitive, cooperation and teamwork are still vital to the gameplay.

 

DBZTCG_LG
DRAGONBALL Z 2014 TCG
Starter Decks will include one of two pre-constructed 60 card decks and five starter-deck-exclusive Prizm Technology cards featuring one of six characters from the animated series: Goku, Vegeta, Gohan, Friza, Piccolo, or Krillin.

Each Booster Pack will include 12 cards, with one rare card in each pack. Booster-pack-exclusive cards will include additional main personalities and the seven Dragonballs.

This edition of the game will feature 200 new cards and new characters, introducing new strategic options, as well as reprints of cards from the earlier edition.  It will remain completely compatible with the original game!

 

 

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Toys / Collectables
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DC SCRIBLE
SCRIBBLENAUTS UNMASKED BMB MINI FIGURES SER 4
DC COMICS
In Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure, Maxwell unites with Batman, Superman and the rest of the Justice League to restore order to the DC Comics Universe. Each tray contains 18 pieces of 8 different figures (some rarer than others), including Lex Luthor, Catwoman, Beast Boy, and MORE!
Each Measures Approximately 2.25″ Tall

 

HAWKEYE
MARVEL COMICS AVENGERS NOW HAWKEYE ARTFX+ STATUE
KOT
From Kotobukiya. Marvel Comics is the next great property to get Kotobukiya’s ARTFX+ statue treatment, and so of course the first series is none other than the Avengers, specifically the characters as they appear in Marvel Now!  In 2012 the comic book company relaunched several titles, shifting some characters into different books and updating some for a modern audience.  More than anything, it provided a perfect jumping on point for new readers.  Now the characters are brought to life as never before based on concept artwork by superstar artist Adi Granov.  Joining his previously released teammates the Hulk, Black Widow, and Captain America is the expert archer HAWKEYE!
Created in 1964 by Stan Lee and artist Don Heck, Clint Barton was an orphan working in a carnival who learned archery to become a master marksman.  After dabbling in crime he chose the path of righteousness and became a costumed superhero, working alongside the Avengers for years and even appearing in the blockbuster film celebrating the hero team.  In the Marvel Now Hawkeye stars in his own highly popular book, though he still finds time to defend the Earth alongside his allies as he does in this new ARTFX+ lineup!  While some of the other Avengers stand at attention, Clint is prepared for anything with an arrow nocked on his bow as he leans back in an archer’s stance.  Of course he wears his modern, sleek purple and black outfit that’s perfect in every detail down to his cool glasses, pistol at his thigh, and quiver on his back.
Hawkeye stands 7 ½ inches tall (in the ARTFX+ 1/10th scale) on his included magnetic display base.  Clint is ready to use his bow and arrow against enemies of justice all by himself or displayed alongside the other Avengers in the Marvel Now ARTFX+ collection!

 

GOTMAGNET
GAME OF THRONES MAGNET SET 4 PACK
DARK HORSE COMICS
A set of 4 round magnets featuring popular House Sigils from Game of Thrones. Each magnet is 1.25″ and the set is packaged in a clear hinged plastic case, which measures 2.75″ x 3.75″.

 

 

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Avengers – X-Men: AXIS is here! Newsletter 10/10/14

AXIS

 

…and that’s AXIS, not SIXIS!!!

The logo is most certainly hard to read, but flip it upside down!

…mind blown….

Once you get over that logo, read on below to find out more about Marvel’s epic new, um … epic, AVENGERS AND X-MEN: AXIS, featuring “the greatest evil the Marvel Universe has ever known.”

 

 

THE CW’S FLASH & ARROW PREMIERE EVENT
Saturday, October 11th from 11:00am – 9:00pm

Join us at Emerald City Saturday, Oct. 11th, as we celebrate the series premiere of The CW’s new series, “The Flash,” and the Season 3 premiere of “Arrow”!!!

First, see The Flash and Green Arrow LIVE, IN-PERSON from Noon – 2pm and 4-6pm!!!
YOU will be able to CHALLENGE THEM TO A RACE (just like Superman did!) from 5-6pm, and win Flash comics and Emerald City Discounts, just for playing!!! ALL AGES are welcome to participate!!!

SAVE 20% on SELECT FLASH & GREEN ARROW merchandise ALL DAY!!!

Then, at 6pm, join us in our Event Room to watch an exclusive rebroadcast of the Flash premiere with snacks, surprises and a raffle for these prizes:

A hard-to-find Flash/CW poster!!!
An Arrow Season 3/CW poster!!!
The popular DC Comics Deck-Building Game from Cryptozoic Entertainment!!!

And, MEET CW44’s T.M. POWELL, your host for this RSVP-ONLY party!!!

To RSVP, simply click “Join” here, or register in the store at Emerald City Comics!

Come join us for food, fun, and awesome prizes- ONLY @ Emerald City Comics!!!

 

 

FELLOWSHIP 2014 – A LORD OF THE RINGS: THE CARD GAME EVENT
Saturday, October 11th from 11:30am – 4:30pm

What is the Fellowship 2014 Event?

The Fellowship 2014 Event is for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game, a living card game by Fantasy Flight Games. It is a chance for players to come together and share their appreciation of the game even as they attempt to navigate the treacherous turns and trials of a special, all-new scenario.

The centerpiece of October’s Fellowship Event is the new, standalone scenario, Fog on the Barrow-downs. This fifty-five card scenario, produced by FFG’s in-house manufacturing, comes complete with seven quest cards and forty-one encounter cards. During the event, players will play through the scenario in groups, and each player who participates will walk away with his or her own copy!

Additionally, each player who participates in October’s Fellowship Event will receive an exclusive playmat, featuring art from The Black Riders, and an alternate art version of the Core Set Aragorn.

The fee for participation in the Fellowship Event is $15.

 

 

WALKING DEAD SEASON 5 PREMIERE EVENT GIVEAWAY AND RAFFLE
Wednesday, October 15th from 11:00am – 9:00pm

The Walking Dead are back!!! (Hopefully on TV only!)

But, just to be safe, your friends at EC will have you totally prepared for any zombie apocalypse!!!

The FIRST 30 GUESTS at 11am and 7pm will receive a FREE Zombie Apocalypse Survival Kit!!!

PLUS…

ALL GUESTS can enter our WEDNESDAY-ONLY RAFFLE for a chance to win one of 3 copies of “THE WALKING DEAD, VOL. 1: Days Gone Bye”!!! (a $14.99 value, each!!!)

The winning ballot will be drawn on Friday, October 17th at 11am.

Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER!
(EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

 

 

Always get the latest EC updates on our Facebook page: http://facebook.com/emeraldcitycomics

 

 

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Click here for new releases!

 

 

 

Featured Comic Books:

ALIEN VS PREDATOR FIRE AND STONE 1
ALIEN VS PREDATOR FIRE AND STONE #1 (OF 4)
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Christopher Sebela (A) Ariel Olivetti (CA) E.M. Gist
As the mercenary crew of the Perses leave the horror of LV-223 behind them, one passenger reveals a terrible new danger, and the crew soon find themselves in a deadly struggle between predator and prey!

 

AVENGERS X MEN AXIS 1
AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS #1 (OF 9)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Rick Remender (A) Adam Kubert (CA) Jim Cheung
ACT I: THE RED SUPREMACY
•  The Red Skull has exploited the gifts of the world’s greatest telepath to broadcast pure hatred across the globe. Now, born of the murder of Charles Xavier, World War Hate has begun.
•  Tony Stark discovers a secret truth that will upend not only his life, but also the lives of everyone he cares for.
•  Can The Avengers and X-Men finally unite? Would their combined strength be enough to hold back the darkness of the Red Onslaught?
•  Magneto murdered the wrong man, releasing the greatest evil the Marvel Universe has ever known. Now Rogue and Scarlet Witch are all that stand in its way.
Rated T+

 

BATGIRL 35
BATGIRL #35
DC COMICS
(W) Cameron Stewart, Brendan Fletcher (A) Babs Tarr (CA) Cameron Stewart
Barbara Gordon is no stranger to dusting herself off when disaster strikes… so when a fire destroys everything she owned, she spots the opportunity for a new lease on life – and seizes it! Following the rest of Gotham’s young adults to the hip border district of Burnside, Barbara sets about building an all-new Batgirl… and discovers all-new threats preying on her peers! It’s a re-invention of Batgirl from the boots up, by the incredible creative team of Cameron Stewart (BATMAN INC.), Brenden Fletcher (WEDNESDAY COMICS), and rising star Babs Tarr!

 

BIRTHRIGHT 1
BIRTHRIGHT #1 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) Andrei Bressan, Adriano Lucas
For the Rhodes family, losing their son was the most devastating thing that could’ve ever occurred… but it couldn’t prepare them for what happened when he returned.
Skybound’s newest original series turns fantasy into reality in this EXTRA-SIZED FIRST ISSUE for just $2.99, by creator/writer JOSH WILLIAMSON (GHOSTED, NAILBITER) and artist ANDREI BRESSAN.

 

EARTH 2 WORLDS END 1
EARTH 2 WORLDS END #1
DC COMICS
(W) Daniel H. Wilson & Various (A) Ardian Syaf & Various (CA) Ardian Syaf, Jaime Mendoza
Daniel H. Wilson, New York Times best-selling author of Robopocalypse and Robogenesis, delves into the world of EARTH 2 for the start of a new weekly series that will see the origins of a world much like the New 52 Earth, but yet so different. A world that saw its greatest heroes die – and new ones take their places. A world where Superman became it’ greatest villain, and a man named Zod seeks to save it, along with Batman, Green Lantern, The Flash and other heroes. A world they can only save from the forces of Apokolips through great personal sacrifice! Death and destruction will follow each week, and you’ll never know who will live and who will die! It all begins with this extra-sized debut issue!

 

THANOS A GOD UP THERE LISTENING 1
THANOS A GOD UP THERE LISTENING #1 (OF 4)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Rob Williams (A) Neil Edwards & Various (CA) Dustin Nguyen
• At the close of INFINITY, Thane discovered he was the son of Thanos and that his touch was death.
•  Now, accompanied by the constantly whispered advice of the Ebony Maw, he wants to discover his father’s history, and his own future.
Rated T+

 

WYTCHES 1
WYTCHES #1 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Scott Snyder (A/CA) Jock
Across the globe, century after century, men and women were burned, drowned, hanged, tortured, imprisoned, persecuted, and murdered for witchcraft. None of them were witches. They died protecting a terrible and hidden truth: witches, real witches, are out there. They are ancient, elusive, and deadly creatures that are rarely seen and even more rarely survived. This October, superstar creators SCOTT SNYDER (SEVERED, Batman) and JOCK (SNAPSHOT, Batman) unveil WYTCHES, and introduce you to a world of unimaginable horror in a special EXTRA-SIZED FIRST ISSUE with 30 pages of story and no ads for just $2.99

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

ALL NEW DOOP TP
ALL NEW DOOP TP
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Peter Milligan (A) David Lafuente (CA) TBD
Living in the margins, Doop has freaked out X-Men and readers alike. But when he gets deeply involved in X-Men business – and Kitty Pryde’s personal life! – Doop will be thrust into the spotlight! Behind the scenes of BATTLE FOR THE ATOM, Doop’s unrequited love for Kitty forces him to drag Iceman into Doopspace for some highly unusual questioning. Doop soon discovers the shapeshifting Raze isn’t really Kitty Pryde from the future – but Raze has a dark secret that just might stop Doop from telling the other X-Men his true identity! Now, Doop must struggle to halt the craziness corrupting the real world! As Kitty and Doop find themselves in the middle of the scariest moment of their lives with no one to turn to, will Kitty finally accept Doop’s proposal of…marriage? Collecting ALL-NEW DOOP #1-5.
Rated T+

 

CAPTAIN MARVEL TP VOL 01
CAPTAIN MARVEL TP VOL 01 HIGHER FURTHER FASTER MORE
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Kelly Sue DeConnick (A) David Lopez (CA) TBD
Hero! Pilot! Avenger! Captain Marvel, Earth’s Mightiest Hero with an attitude to match, is launching headfirst into an all-new adventure! As Carol Danvers comes to a crossroads with a new life and new romance, she makes a dramatic decision that will alter the course of her life – and the entire Marvel Universe – in the months to come. But as Carol takes on a mission to return an alien girl to her homeworld, she lands in the middle of an uprising against the Galactic Alliance and the Spartax! Investigating the forced resettlement of Rocket Girl’s people, Carol discovers that she has a history with the man behind the plot. But when the bad guy tries to blackmail Carol and turn the Avengers against her, it’s payback time! Guest-starring the Guardians of the Galaxy! Collecting CAPTAIN MARVEL (2014) #1-6.
Rated T+

 

HAWKEYE TP VOL 03
HAWKEYE TP VOL 03 LA WOMAN
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Matt Fraction (A) Javier Pulido, Annie Wu (CA) TBD
Kate Bishop heads to Los Angeles to get away from New York, life and Clint Barton – but she can’t escape trouble! Because Madame Masque is hanging out poolside with the rich and famous, as well! As Kate helps a reclusive and sixties-damaged pop-music genius find his lost masterpiece, Madame Masque finds Kate. By which we mean starts trying to kill her again. This one has it all! Characters! Plot! Story! Dialogue! Theme! Meaning! Message! Action! A little exposition! Fire! Arrows! Criminals! Neighbors! Large bodies of water! Clients! Cops who don’t care! A system that victimizes the victims! The dog! In a broken town where cynicism and apathy has its claws around the throat of the good and decent, Lady Hawkguy is the only hero you can trust! Collecting HAWKEYE (2012) #14, #16, 18, #20 and ANNUAL #1.

 

SHE-HULK TP VOL 01
SHE-HULK TP VOL 01 LAW AND DISORDER
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Charles Soule (A) Javier Pulido, Ronald Wimberly (CA) Kevin Wada
Jennifer Walters is the She-Hulk! A stalwart member of the Avengers and FF, she’s also a killer attorney with a pile of degrees and professional respect. But juggling cases and kicking bad guy butt is a little more complicated than she anticipated. With a new practice, a new paralegal and a mounting number of super villains she’s racking up as personal enemies, She Hulk might have bitten off more than she can chew! When Kristoff Vernard, the son of Victor Von Doom, seeks extradition, it’s an international jailbreak, She-Hulk-style! Then, She-Hulk and Hellcat must uncover the secrets of the Blue File – a conspiracy that touches the entire Marvel Universe! And when someone important to She-Hulk is killed, and won’t let it stand – but who can she trust? She-Hulk takes on her most terrifying role yet: defendant! Collecting SHE-HULK (2014) #1-6.

 

 

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Back Issues / Vintage Comics
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My friends…oh, goodness gracious my friends do we have some goodies for you this week.

For all you Bat-men and women out there we have a set of Detective Comics issues 871-881. Not only are these the final pre-New 52 issues of the long running series that put both the “D” as well as the “C” in D.C. Comics but these are also the very first issues of Batman penned by current fan favorite Bat-writer Scott Snyder. These ten issues are very sought after by Bat-fans the world over and they can be Bat-yours for only one hundred Bat-dollars (I’m being hyperbolic of course, please don’t bring in actual Bat-dollars, if such a thing even exists).

If old school horror is more your bag then what we have here will most definitely put the monster in your mash. We have recently come into possession of the very hard to find early issues of the infamous old monster mag Famous Monsters of Filmland from all the way back in 1958! We’ve got issue #1 in good+ (2.5) condition for $125, issue #2 in good (2.0) condition for $50 and issue #4 in fair/good (1.5) condition for $25. These old ghoulies may have seen better days but you’ll never find another store in the area with copies of these vintage gems so come on down to the crypt today and unearth these entombed relics from the golden age of monsterdom!

For those of us who like our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man in his black and white formal wear we have a copy of Amazing Spider-Man #252 back up on the wall. This one is the first time Spidey dons his symbiote spider-suit in the pages of his longest running monthly title. We sell copies of this book like the proverbial hot cakes so you’d better haul yourself on down and slap $45 down on the barrelhead for this lovely very fine- (7.5) copy before it disappears into the shadows once again.

If you’re a Taskmaster fan (and let’s be honest, aren’t we all) then you can cop yourself a copy of his first appearance in Avengers #196 in very fine- (7.5) condition for $35. Swing by and grab our only copy of this hot selling key issue before someone copies your style and gets it first (true Taskmaster fans will get the bad joke tucked into that last sentence).

One more Marvel key before I depart for the week, how does a Nova #1 in fine (6.0) for $40 sound. Not too bad I would think since this book has been skyrocketing in price just like the Human Rocket himself. We’ve only got one of these in stock so don’t drag your feet hurry up and buy it before this one blasts off into outer space. Okay, I’m all out of terrible puns for now but I promise I’ll have more for you next week. See you soon back-issueists!

 

 

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Games
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ABYSS

ABYSS
The Abyss power is once again vacant, so the time has come to get your hands on the throne and its privileges. Use all of your cunning to win or buy votes in the Council. Recruit the most influential Lords and abuse their powers to take control of the most strategic territories. Finally, impose yourself as the only one able to rule the Abyssal people!

Abyss is a game of development, combination and collection in which players try to take control of strategic locations in an underwater city. To achieve this, players must develop on three levels: first by collecting allies, then using them to recruit Lords of the Abyss, who will then grant access to different parts of the city. Players acquire cards through a draft of sorts, and the Lords of the Abyss acquired on those cards grant special powers to the cardholder — but once you use the cards to acquire a location, that power is shut off, so players need to time their land grabs well in order to put themselves in the best position for when the game ends.

 

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THROUGH THE BREACH
Through the Breach is a tabletop roleplaying game set in the world of Malifaux. Players take on the roles of various citizens, such as Gunfighters, Drudges, Dabblers, and Entertainers. Each of these characters is as unique as the players themselves. These are the Fated. As a Fated, you know your future, it has been told to you, as cryptic as the sparrow on a moonless night. It is your task to rush headlong into the arms of destiny, or to carve your own future.

One player takes on the role of the Fatemaster. It is his duty to craft the legends of the other players, to narrate the story of Malifaux in his own vision, and to move each Fated along towards the moment when they must choose between their fortune and their soul.

Available now are the Fated Almanac, Fate Master’s Almanac and Fatemaster’s Kit.

 

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FADING SUNS
A New Dark Age.

A New Dark Age has descended upon humanity, for the greatest of civilizations has fallen and now even the stars are dying. Feudal lords rule the Known Worlds, vying for power with fanatic priests and scheming guilds.

NOBLES… PRIESTS… ALIENS… KNIGHTS

It is the dawn of the sixth millennium and the skies are darkening, for the suns themselves are fading. Humans reached the stars long ago, building a Republic of high technology and universal emancipation — and then squandered it, fought over it, and finally lost it.

Fading Suns is a saga of humanity’s fate among the stars — a space fantasy game of deadly combat, vicious politics, weird occultism, alien secrets and artifacts, and unknown and unmapped worlds.

The Fading Suns Player’s Guide contains rules for character creation, skills, traits, psychism, theurgy, technology, cybernetics, starships, and much, much more!

This core rulebook is for players and Game Masters. For a complete Known Worlds experience, the GM will require a copy of the Fading Suns Game Master’s Guide, also available.

 

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MACHI KORO
Welcome to the city of Machi Koro. You’ve just been elected Mayor. Congrats! Unfortunately the citizens have some pretty big demands: jobs, a theme park, a couple of cheese factories and maybe even a radio tower. A tough proposition since the city currently consists of a wheat field, a bakery and a single die.

Armed only with your trusty die and a dream, you must grow Machi Koro into the largest city in the region. You will need to collect income from developments, build public works, and steal from your neighbors’ coffers. Just make sure they aren’t doing the same to you!

Machi Koro is a fast-paced game for 2-4 players. Each player wants to develop the city on his own terms in order to complete all of the landmarks under construction faster than his rivals. On his turn, each player rolls one or two dice. If the sum of the dice rolled matches the number of a building that a player owns, he gets the effect of that building; in some cases opponents will also benefit from your die (just as you can benefit from theirs). Then, with money in hand a player can build a landmark or a new building, ideally adding to the wealth of his city on future turns. The first player to construct all of his landmarks first wins!

 

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MUNCHKIN PANIC
Munchkin Panic is a semi-cooperative board game that blends the all-for-one gameplay of Castle Panic and the all-for-me gameplay of Munchkin.

In this hybrid game, the Munchkin monsters have found the Castle Panic towers and are on the rampage! Players need to combine cards to hit and slay the monsters before they destroy the castle. The card combos available in Munchkin Panic are created from a unique mixing of the decks of the two source games. Each defeated monster becomes a trophy and gives up its treasure to the victor. If players work together to defeat the monsters, the player with the highest point count becomes Master Munchkin — but players must balance their self-interest with the cooperation necessary to survive. If players get too greedy, the monsters will stomp the castle flat while the players are too busy fighting amongst themselves!

 

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HOLIDAY FLUXX
Like Fluxx, Holiday Fluxx is a card game in which the cards themselves determine the current rules of the game. By playing cards, you change numerous aspects of the game: how to draw cards, how to play cards, and even how to win.

At the start of the game, each player holds three cards and on a turn a player draws one card, then plays one card. By playing cards, you can put new rules into play that change numerous aspects of the game: how many cards to draw or play, how many cards you can hold in hand or keep on the table in front of you, and (most importantly) how to win the game.

Holiday Fluxx is intended to serve as a family-friendly introduction to Fluxx and will feature holidays from New Year’s Day to Halloween to Hanukkah to Christmas.

 

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COUP: REFORMATION
Coup: Reformation, an expansion for the original version of Coup: City State from La Mame Games, adds new cards to the game and rules for factions and team play that increases tension in the early stages for four or more players and (thanks to 15 additional character cards) allows Coup to be better played with up to ten players.

With Coup: Reformation, each player must declare himself either Catholic (Loyalist in the second edition) or Protestant (Resistant) and can target only members of the other faction. Conversion is possible, however, for yourself or for another player by paying a charitable donation to the Almshouse (Treasury). Like all factions, once you have eliminated or converted the other group, you just descend into in-fighting, so there’s still only one winner and no second place.

Coup: Reformation adds a new fluid team dynamic to Coup as players jostle with their allegiance to take advantage or seek protection in the early stages of the game.

 

 

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Toys / Collectables
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NEW AND NEW-TO-US TOYS ARE HERE @ EC!!!

 

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Many of you will be THRILLED to know that we just received a large collection of G1 Transformers in fantastic condition! You really need to see these for yourself!

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There’s also lots of cool new action figures and toys available now, like the Earth 2 Hawkgirl, The Guardians of the Galaxy MiniMates, the Aliens MiniMates figure, and some cool, retro superhero tin signs!!!

 

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Emerald City is your toy destination… EVERY day!!!

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Who is the new THOR? Newsletter 10/3/14

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THOR #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Russell Dauterman
• The great hammer MJOLNIR lies on the moon, unable to be lifted by anyone in all the heavens! Even THOR!
•  Something dark has befallen the God of Thunder, leaving him weakened and for the first time in forever… UNWORTHY!
•  But when Frost Giants invade the Earth, the hammer will be lifted and an all-new Thor will arise! A Thor unlike any we’ve ever seen before!
•  Who is this new GODDESS OF THUNDER? Not even Odin knows!
•  JASON AARON teams with hot up-and-coming artist RUSSELL DAUTERMAN (CYCLOPS) to create a bold new chapter in the storied history of Thor!
Rated T+

 

 

THE CW’S FLASH & ARROW PREMIERE EVENT

Join us at Emerald City Saturday, Oct. 11th, as we celebrate the series premiere of The CW’s new series, “The Flash,” and the Season 3 premiere of “Arrow”!!!

First, see The Flash and Green Arrow LIVE, IN-PERSON from Noon – 2pm and 4-6pm!!!

SAVE 20% on SELECT FLASH & GREEN ARROW merchandise ALL DAY!!!

Then, at 6pm, join us in our Event Room to watch an exclusive rebroadcast of the Flash premiere with snacks, surprises and a raffle for these prizes:

A hard-to-find Flash/CW poster!!!
An Arrow Season 3/CW poster!!!
The popular DC Comics Deck-Building Game from Cryptozoic Entertainment!!!

And, MEET CW44’s T.M. POWELL, your host for this RSVP-ONLY party!!!

To RSVP, simply join on Facebook, or register in the store at Emerald City Comics!

Come join us for food, fun and awesome prizes — ONLY @ Emerald City Comics!!!

 

 

 

EMERALD CITY ON BLEEDINGCOOL.COM!!!

BleedingCool.com (a fantastic source for comics news, interviews, scoops, and more) stopped by Saturday during EC’s 25th Birthday Extravaganza and captured some great shots of the store and our guests!!! Check it out via the link below, and see if you can spot yourself!

Then, check out the rest of BleedingCool.com, (which is so addicting, it may take most of your day), and get the latest news you need to know!!!

Thanks, BleedingCool.com for spreading the word about EC!!!

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2014/09/29/tampa-bays-emerald-city-comics-celebrates-25-years/

 

 

 

FELLOWSHIP 2014 – A LORD OF THE RINGS: THE CARD GAME EVENT
Saturday, October 11, from 11:30am – 4:30pm

What is the Fellowship 2014 Event?

The Fellowship 2014 Event is for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game, a living card game by Fantasy Flight Games. It is a chance for players to come together and share their appreciation of the game even as they attempt to navigate the treacherous turns and trials of a special, all-new scenario.

The centerpiece of October’s Fellowship Event is the new, standalone scenario, Fog on the Barrow-downs. This fifty-five card scenario, produced by FFG’s in-house manufacturing, comes complete with seven quest cards and forty-one encounter cards. During the event, players will play through the scenario in groups, and each player who participates will walk away with his or her own copy!

Additionally, each player who participates in October’s Fellowship Event will receive an exclusive playmat, featuring art from The Black Riders, and an alternate art version of the Core Set Aragorn.

The fee for participation in the Fellowship Event is $15.

 

 

 

BATMAN ’66 MEGO SHARED EXCLUSIVES NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE @ SHOP.EMERALDCITYCOMICS.COM!!!

ONLY Emerald City has shared EXCLUSIVES of the newest Officially Licensed DC / Mego 8″ figures!!! Some of these are exclusives with other merchants, but ONLY Emerald City has them ALL at this time!!!

TODAY you can come to Emerald City to get:

The Batman / Riddler Boxing Duo!!!
The Joker in his prison suit and tie!!!
Joker in his prison uniform, playing baseball!!!
Joker in his Pagliacci clown costume!!!
Batman in his pink, contaminated cowl!!!

Early next year, EC will introduce another ALL-NEW shared exclusive! Who do YOU think it will be???

If EC is not in your local area, but you still want to get our amazing Batman TV Megos, you can get them online!!! Visit us at http://shop.emeraldcitycomics.com/ and order yours today!!!

 

 

Always get the latest EC updates on our Facebook page: http://facebook.com/emeraldcitycomics

 

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Click here for new releases!

 

 

 

Featured Comic Books:

 

BUCKY BARNES WINTER SOLDIER 1
BUCKY BARNES WINTER SOLDIER #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Ales Kot (A/CA) Marco Rudy
• Following the tragedy of Original Sin, what becomes of Bucky Barnes, the Winter Soldier? Find out in this new ongoing series.
Rated T+

 

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DEATH OF WOLVERINE #3 Of(4)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Charles Soule (A/CA) Steve McNiven
IT’S THE BEGINNING OF THE END – 3 MONTHS TO DIE ENDS HERE!
•  The beginning of the end is now here … THE DEATH OF WOLVERINE!
•  THREE MONTHS TO DIE, the loss of Wolverine’s healing factor–all led to this, the single most important X-Men event of the decade.
•  Logan has spent over a century being the best there is at what he does…but even the best fade away eventually.
•  Over the years, Logan has been a warrior, a hero, a renegade, a samurai, a teacher-and so much more. But now, the greatest X-Men hero will play a role he’s never played before in this special weekly event brought to you by industry superstars Charles Soule and Steve McNiven.
Rated T+

 

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FICTION SQUAD #1 (OF 6)
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Paul Jenkins (A) Ramon Bachs (CA) Ramon Backs, Michael Dialynas
WHY WE LOVE IT: After publishing the first two volumes of FAIRY QUEST, we kinda have a thing for Fablewood, where all fairy tales and bedtime stories live side-by-side. So when Paul Jenkins came up with a mystery and fantasy mash-up adventure set there and enlisted his CIVIL WAR: FRONT LINE artist Ramon Bachs, we hopped aboard faster than Alice went down the rabbit hole.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: In FICTION SQUAD, every nursery rhyme is a crime scene in the making. If you like your mystery mashed up with fantasy, this has got you covered. Fans of FABLES and ONCE UPON A TIME will find a lot to love. And if you enjoyed Humberto Ramos’ art on FAIRY QUEST, then you will not be disappointed when you see Ramon Bachs’ gorgeous line work. Plus, the project has thousands of Kickstarter copublishers like you!
WHAT’S IT ABOUT: Fablewood is a pretty dangerous place, but no area is more dangerous than the City of Rimes, deep in the heart of the Children’s Realm. After transferring in from the realm of Mystery, a failed detective from an unfinished prose novel, Frankie Mack, is about to uncover a conspiracy that could unmake storytelling itself. After Humpty Dumpty is pushed to crack and Jack (of Jack and Jill) goes AWOL, Frankie and his partner, Simple Simon, are put on the case.

 

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GOTHAM ACADEMY #1
DC COMICS
(W) Becky Cloonan, Brendan Fletcher (A/CA) Karl Kerschl
WELCOME TO GOTHAM ACADEMY! Gotham City’s most prestigious prep school is a very weird place. It’s got a spooky campus, oddball teachers, and rich benefactors always dropping by…like that weirdo Bruce Wayne. But nothing is as strange is the students!
Like, what’s up with Olive Silverlock? Is she crazy or what? Where did she go last summer? And what’s the deal with her creepy mom? And how come that Freshman MAPS is always following her around? And is she still going out with Kyle? P.S. Did you hear the rumor about the ghost in the North Hall?!
GOTHAM ACADEMY is a new, monthly teen drama set in the shadow of Batman and the craziness of Gotham City, with new characters and old plus a secret tie to Gotham’s past…

 

GREEN LANTERN NEW GODS GODHEAD 1
GREEN LANTERN NEW GODS GODHEAD #1
DC COMICS
(W) Robert Venditti & Various (A) Pete Woods & Various (CA) Francis Portela
“GODHEAD” Act 1, Part 1: Highfather, leader of the New Gods, has long studied the infinite and infinitely mysterious Source Wall which surrounds the universe. Now, he has learned that during “Green Lantern: Lights Out,” the ring-wielders broke through the Wall and stole secrets of cosmic importance. Determined to breach the Source Wall himself, Highfather must gain one of each colored ring in the emotional spectrum. But even mighty Highfather doesn’t know all, and the forces he’s about to unleash will have transformative effects on the whole DC Universe! Cosmic mystery, overwhelming odds, familiar and brand-new New Gods – This one’s got it all! This issue also includes a special fold-out that will take you to the Source Wall like never before!

 

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LOBO #1
DC COMICS
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Reilly Brown (CA) Aaron Kuder
The all-new Lobo brings the ultraviolence to his new ongoing series! If the first few blood-soaked pages of this issue don’t shock you – nothing will!

 

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MEN OF WRATH BY JASON AARON #1 Of(5) (MR)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Ron Garney
Ever since Great Grandfather Isom killed a man over some sheep, a black cloud has hung over the Rath family. Now, over a century later, Ira Rath, the coldest hitman ever to walk on Alabama soil, has taken a job that will decide the fate of his cursed family once and for all. Writer Jason Aaron (Southern Bastards, Scalped) and artist Ron Garney (Weapon X, Thor: God of Thunder) team up once again, to bring you the story of a Southern family, whose only heirloom is violence.
Mature

 

 

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

ALL NEW GHOST RIDER TP 1
ALL NEW GHOST RIDER TP VOL 01 ENGINES OF VENGEANCE
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Felipe Smith (A) Tradd Moore (CA) TBD
With four on the floor, Marvel’s newest Ghost Rider puts vengeance in overdrive! Amid an East Los Angeles neighborhood running wild with gang violence and drug trafficking, Robbie Reyes has been given an awesome new power! But can the teen handle it, or will it drive him to a path of destruction? As a war brews in the criminal underworld, the streets of East L.A. flare up with drug-fueled gang violence from Dr. Zabo’s power-enhancing narcotics – and Mr. Hyde launches a diabolical plan to expand his underground empire. Robbie meets the mysterious entity behind his possession, but will he submit to the sprit inside him and go too far in protecting his neighborhood? The all-new Ghost Rider takes on Mr. Hyde with all-out action and a twist that will hit you at 100mph! Collecting ALL-NEW GHOST RIDER #1-5.
Rated T+

 

BATMAN 75TH ANNIVERSARY TP COLLECTION
BATMAN 75TH ANNIVERSARY TP COLLECTION
DC COMICS
(W/A) Frank Miller & Various
Celebrate Batman’s 75th Anniversary with this spectacular slipcase collection featuring the classic trade paperbacks of three of his greatest epics: BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, written by Frank Miller with art by Miller and Klaus Janson, BATMAN: HUSH, written by Jeph Loeb with art by Jim Lee and Scott Williams, and BATMAN VOL. 1: THE COURT OF OWLS, written by Scott Snyder with art by Greg Capullo and Jonathan Glapion!

 

MAGENTO TP 1
MAGNETO TP VOL 01 INFAMOUS
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Gabriel Hernandez, Javi Fernandez (CA) Paolo Rivera
Once the deadliest, most feared mutant mastermind on the planet, Magneto is no longer the man he was. After allying with Cyclops and the X-Men, he became a pawn in another man’s war. But now, determined to fight for mutantkind’s survival on his own terms, Magneto sets out to regain what he’s lost…and remind the world why it should tremble at the sound of his name. Magneto will safeguard the future of the mutant race by hunting down each and every threat that would see his kind extinguished – and bloody his hands that they may never be a threat again. But as horrors from his past loom large and S.H.I.E.L.D. agents pursue him, will Magneto soon become the villain he once was? And how will a mysterious woman from his past affect his mission? Collecting MAGNETO (2014) #1-6.

 

MOON KNIGHT TP 1
MOON KNIGHT TP VOL 01 FROM DEAD
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Warren Ellis (A) Declan Shalvey (CA) TBD
Marc Spector is Moon Knight! Or is he? It’s hard to tell these days, especially when New York’s wildest vigilante protects the street with two-fisted justice and three – that’s right, count ‘em – three different personalities! But even with the mystical force of Egyptian moon-god Khonshu fueling his crusade, how does the night’s greatest detective save a city that’s as twisted as he is? The road to victory is going to hurt. A lot. Be there as Moon Knight punches ghosts(!), investigates a sleep experiment that’s driving its patients insane, travels to the mushroom graveyard planet(!!), faces the Black Spectre and takes on twenty mob enforcers to save an abductee…alone. Marvel’s most mind-bending adventure begins as Moon Knight sleuths his way to the rotten core of New York’s most bizarre mysteries! Collecting MOON KNIGHT (2014) #1-6.
Rated T+

 

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NAILBITER TP VOL 01 THERE WILL BE BLOOD (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) Mike Henderson
SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE!
“Where do serial killers come from?” and why has Buckaroo, Oregon given birth to sixteen of the most vile serial killers in the world? NSA Agent Nicholas Finch needs to solve that mystery in order to save his friend, and he’ll have to team up with the infamous Edward “Nailbiter” Warren to do it.
JOSHUA WILLIAMSON & MIKE HENDERSON deliver a mystery that mixes Twin Peaks with the horror of Se7en!
Collects NAILBITER #1-5

 

 

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Back Issues / Vintage Comics
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Well, well now. Let us see what old Uncle Justin has for you, my little poppets.

What we have here is a pack of Batman, New 52 series, issues 13 through 17, which comprises the best bits of the Death of the Family story arc featuring the de-faced Clown Prince of Crime, The Joker. All five issues can be yours for the scandalously low price of $30.

We here at the Emerald City have also recently procured an extremely rare copy of Gen 13 volume one number 11. “What’s so rare about that?” one may well ask. Well, dear reader, allow me to retort by mentioning that this particular copy is one of the rare 1999 Megacon exclusive chromium cover editions, personally signed by series co-creator J. Scott Campbell complete with certificate of authenticity (or C.O.A. if you’re into the whole brevity thing). How is that for rare, mon frere? In spite of its incredible scarcity, this pretty thing can be yours in exchange for only twenty American dollars.

Whilst we’re on the subject of chromium covers allow me to point out another hard to find little staple bound jewel we have to offer you: this one is a copy of The Darkness volume one number 11. For those of us who still remember the early days of variant covers, The Darkness #11 shipped with nine different variant covers, each by a different artist. The copy we have here is the rare tenth variant cover in all of its bedazzling chromium glory. Since we love you all so much, we’re selling this one for only $18. That’s practically giving it away!

And lastly, for the true vintage connoisseur, we have a truly rare and hard to find oldie. Any true old school collector will probably remember the Marvel Value Stamps. For those not in the know, these were little collectable “stamps” that were printed on the letters page of Marvel comics published between 1974 and 1976. Each stamp featured an image of a particular Marvel character, and there were 100 different stamps in the first series. Marvel offered a special mail-order only stamp book which you could paste all of your value stamps into. These stamp books were not sold in stores and are most difficult to find. Well, we have ourselves one of these tough-to-find treasures complete with 78 of the 100 stamps already included. Most rare indeed! For $275 it’s yours.

Whew! I doubt there has ever been a single document in the history of the English language with such gratuitous use of the word “rare”!

 

 

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DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS MONSTER MANUAL
A menagerie of deadly monsters for the world’s greatest roleplaying game.

The Monster Manual presents a horde of classic Dungeons & Dragons creatures, including dragons, giants, mind flayers, and beholders—a monstrous feast for Dungeon Masters ready to challenge their players and populate their adventures.

The monsters contained herein are culled from the D&D game’s illustrious history, with easy-to-use game statistics and thrilling stories to feed your imagination.

 

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PATHFINDER ADVENTURE CARD GAME CLASS DECKS
The new decks can be played with either the original Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords or Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Skull & Shackles.

The decks will also be required to play in the new Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild Organized Play program.

Each of the seven 109-card decks contain all the cards a single character needs to play an entire Pathfinder Adventure Card Game – Adventure Path.
Each deck has four playable characters of the same class, and each character will have two roles to choose from. Each deck will have a mix of new and old cards.

The seven Class Decks are Bard, Cleric, Fighter, Ranger, Rogue, Sorcerer, and Wizard.
Join us in our events room every Tuesday night from 7pm till close to play in the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Guild where you can build and grow your class deck of choice through a series of new Guild exclusive adventures!

 

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LORD OF THE RINGS: THE CARD GAME – THE ROAD DARKENS
Step into the beloved fantasy world of J.R.R. Tolkien, continue the journey out of Rivendell, and avoid the fearsome Nazgûl as you accompany Frodo on a desperate journey while the fate of all Middle-earth hangs in the balance!

The Road Darkens is the second Lord of the Rings Saga Expansion for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game. Its 165 cards introduce three new scenarios to the game, along with two heroes, twenty-seven player cards (three copies each of nine different player cards), eight boons, and seven burdens. Together, these cards allow you to immerse yourself in some of the most pivotal moments of Middle-earth’s Third Age as you join Frodo Baggins and his companions on their all-important quest!

 

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WARHAMMER 40,000: CONQUEST THE CARD GAME
In Warhammer 40,000: Conquest, a two-player Living Card Game, you take the part of a warlord, leading your armies into battle against your opponent in a bid to claim glorious victory. Even as you lead your bravest warriors into battle, you must plan for the future, establishing a presence on planets before the tides of war consume them in blood and fire. You must conquer the Traxis sector by strength of arms for in the grim darkness of the far future, there is only war.

Warhammer 40,000: Conquest introduces seven distinct factions: Space Marines, Astra Militarum, Orks, Chaos, Dark Eldar, Eldar, and Tau. Each of these factions possesses a unique flavor and style of play, and an alignment wheel introduces the possibility of forming an alliance between two factions.

 

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BANG!: HALO AND THE WALKING DEAD
Board the Infinity in HALO Bang! and fight for Red, Blue, or Black (as the Lone Spartan).  HALO BANG! is based on the world’s best-selling shoot ‘em up card game Bang!, WHERE players battle one another for supremacy! With an array of weapons, vehicles, and equipment at your disposal, you must choose attacks carefully in order to defeat the canny defenses of your enemies.

And…

BANG!: The Walking Dead is a shoot ‘em up card game where your favorite Walking Dead factions face off in a battle to survive! Each player becomes a famous Walking Dead character while taking on the roles of Leader, Savior, Survivor, or Loner.

The Leader of the survivors is revealed to all and attempts to protect everyone while staying alive.
Saviors, who hide their identities, aim to kill the Leader of the Survivors.
Survivors, who also go incognito, aid the Leader in staying alive.
The Loner, who is of course working alone, tries to defeat everyone else while accomplishing his/her own objective.

BANG!: The Walking Dead adds Walking Dead flavor to the original BANG! game and can be played as a stand alone game or mashed up with classic BANG!

 

BLUESUN

FIREFLY: THE GAME – BLUE SUN EXPANSION
Fire up your engines and full burn out to the edge of the ‘Verse. Firefly: The Game – Blue Sun expands the game with a new 10″ x 20″ map extension that adds new systems to explore and exploit in an area of space known as the Rim.

Rim Space is not a place for the faint-hearted, and a ship pushing past Border Space out towards the raggedy edge of space had best be ready to deal with what’s out there. Navigate this frontier space with a new Nav Deck. A new Supply Planet offers new Gear to purchase and new Crew to hire. Two new Job Contacts offer new opportunities and unique game-changing challenges while the game’s other Contacts have new Jobs to claim a piece of the Rim for themselves. Two new Leaders present new strategies for players to execute as they focus on three new Story Cards. Two additional Reaver Cutters and new rules for these dangerous savages put the ‘Verse on high alert. Reaver activity is on the rise and your Crew is on the menu!

 

 

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Toys / Collectables
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SPEEDER
STAR WARS BLACK SPEEDER BIKE DLX 6IN AF
HASBRO TOY GROUP

From Hasbro Toy Group.  Star Wars Black Series 6″ figures take Star Wars action figures to the next level with the introduction of iconic in-scale vehicles and alien creatures, all featuring the incredibly accurate design and high level of articulation fans have come to expect from the Star Wars Black Series.

TMNT BOTTLE OPENER
TMNT BOTTLE OPENER
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Wash down that slice of pizza with a brand-new metal bottle opener from DST! Measuring about 4 inches tall, this classically-styled opener depicts the Turtles’ resident foodie Michelangelo dining on his snack of choice, and features magnets on the back for refrigerator door display. Cowabunga! Packaged in a collector box with a full-color wrap. Designed by Art Asylum!

ARKHAM 3 PACK
ARKHAM ORIGINS 3 PACK DEATHSTROKE JOKER COPPERHEAD
DC COMICS

Three of the most dangerous criminals to hit the streets of Gotham City are collected in a special action figure 3-Pack. Based on designs of the hit videogame Batman: Arkham Origins comes Copperhead, The Joker as Red Hood and Deathstroke (unmasked) to add to your collection!
COPPERHEAD – 6.6″
THE JOKER AS RED HOOD – 7″
DEATHSTROKE UNMASKED – 6.75″

 

 

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EC’S 25th BIRTHDAY FINAL WEEKEND SPECTACULAR! Newsletter 9/26/14

Batman

EC’S 25th BIRTHDAY FINAL WEEKEND SPECTACULAR!!!
Saturday, September 27th from 11 am to 9 pm

The last weekend of Emerald City’s 25th birthday will be its BIGGEST!!! As our birthday month comes to a close, we’re presenting our GRAND FINALE!!!

Saturday, Sept. 27th, EC offers a sequel to its highly-successful GARAGE SALE – now with even MORE discounted merchandise to discover!!! From 11am – 9pm, you’ll find a large selection of TOYS, GAMES, BACK ISSUES, BOOKS and MORE – all at DEEP DISCOUNT PRICES!!!

As if that’s not enough, Saturday, we’re celebrating the 9/22 debut of Fox’s new series, “Gotham” by offering 25% OFF ALL BATMAN FAMILY BOOKS & BACK ISSUES*!!!
*Sale does not include Vintage or New Comics.

Batman will appear LIVE, IN-PERSON from Noon to 2pm and 4 to 6pm for pictures and autographs!!!

The city of Gotham has some interesting characters, so it’s the perfect inspiration for a COSPLAY EVENT!!! Dress up in your finest cosplay – Gotham-related or otherwise – and everyone who shows up in costume as an established, recognizable character (family-friendly, please) will receive 10% OFF their total purchase (except for the 25%-off Batman items, which they will get at the 25% discount; 10% off all other items)!!!

PLUS, while you’re here, you can enter our FACEBOOK COSPLAY CONTEST, where the two entrants with the most “Likes” will win a $25 EC Gift Certificate!!! The EC Staff will ALSO select their 2 favorites for an ADDITIONAL $25 EC Gift Certificate!!!

That’s right, all in one day:
EC’s 25th Birthday
Garage Sale 11am – 9pm
25% OFF all Batman Family Books & Back Issues*
10% OFF for Cosplay participants
Facebook Cosplay Contest

Wow, that’s a LOT of excitement!!!

But, what better way to start off another year at Emerald City?!? Come on out to EC, have fun and SAVE!!!

 

Here’s a rough diagram of where you can park for the event!

There’s our parking lot and the Mercury Medical lots across 113th Avenue North. Their 2nd lot is huge, as you can see, but if it fills up, feel free to park along the street on 113th Ave.

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SAVE 25% ON ALL NON-VINTAGE BACK ISSUES MONDAY!!!

EC’s 25th Birthday Celebration comes to a close with ONE LAST SALE!!!
This Monday (Sept. 29th), SAVE 25% on ALL NON-VINTAGE BACK ISSUE COMICS ALL DAY!!!

All your favorites are here, and it’s a perfect chance to fill in those missing issues in your collection!!!

 

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STEVEN KING & GEORGE TAKEI GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE — OH MYYY!!!

To help launch two great new comics series, this Wednesday’s (October 1st) give-away is a double-sided mini poster featuring Marvel’s latest from Stephen King’s Dark Tower series: The Drawing of the Three, and Icon’s Men of Wrath by Jason Aaron and Ron Garney!!! These mini posters are FREE to the  first 25 guests at 11am and 7pm!!!

PLUS…

ALL GUESTS can enter our WEDNESDAY-ONLY RAFFLE for a chance to win a pair of tickets to An Evening with George Takei, hosted by the St. Petersburg / Clearwater Film Commission on Saturday,
October 4th!!! Two winners will be drawn, and each winner will get a pair of tickets, so if you win, you can bring a friend!!! (a $50.00 value each!!!)

For this special drawing, the winning ballot will be drawn on Wednesday, October 1st @ 9pm.

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!
(EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

 

 

THE FLASH / ARROW EVENT!!!

Join us at Emerald City Saturday, Oct. 11th, as we celebrate the series premiere of The CW’s new series, The Flash, and the Season 3 premiere of Arrow!!!

First, see The Flash and Green Arrow LIVE, IN-PERSON from Noon – 2pm and 4-6pm!!!
And SAVE 20% on SELECT FLASH & GREEN ARROW merchandise ALL DAY!!!

Then, at 6pm, watch an exclusive rebroadcast of the Flash premiere with snacks, surprises and a raffle for a rare Flash/CW poster! Meet CW44’s T.M. Powell as he hosts the viewing party and broadcasts the event LIVE on Channel 44!!!

 

 

HAUNTED HOUSE!!!

Looking for a great Haunted House that rivals what you’d find at the big theme parks? You’ll be morbidly surprised by the bone-chilling Radley Haunted House, right here in St. Pete, beginning Oct. 9th! For details and promo videos, visit http://www.radleyhaunt.com

 

 

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Featured Comic Books:

A VOICE IN THE DARK GET YOUR GUN 1
A VOICE IN THE DARK GET YOUR GUN #1 (OF 5) CVR A TAYLOR & TA
IMAGE COMICS
(W/A/CA) Larime Taylor
NOW IN FULL COLOR!
A great jumping-on point for new readers. With Zoey and several of her roommates possible suspects in the murder of Mandy Jenkins, Uncle Zeke is taken off the case to avoid a conflict of interest. Meanwhile, Zoey meets her ‘fan’ for the first time without masks.

 

BUTTERFLY 1
BUTTERFLY #1 (MR)
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Arash Amel, Marguerite Bennett (A) Antonio Fuso (CA) Phil Noto
WHY WE LOVE IT: We’ve all spent hours glued to episodes of shows like True Detective and House of Cards that explore deeply flawed and morally complex characters. In BUTTERFLY, screenwriter Arash Amel (Grace of Monaco, Erased) brings that aesthetic to comics and the espionage genre, exploring the true nature of people who devote their lives to covert ops and the deceit, solitude, and violence that comes with it.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Marguerite Bennett has been making a name for herself with her work on Lois Lane, Batgirl, and Earth 2: World’s End and we can’t wait for fans to see how she explores the dark world of spycraft. There’s no one better in the espionage genre than Antonio Fuso, the artist behind the critically acclaimed run of GI Joe: Cobra. It’s the perfect creative team for a morally complex story of violence and family set in the web of a global conspiracy.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Butterfly is one of Project Delta’s deep cover agents, no birth certificate, no social security number, a complete ghost. When her cover is blown and she is set up for a murder she did not commit, she is unknowingly led to her father’s doorstep, a man she thought died 20 years ago. Codenamed Nightingale, her father was once a member of the very same Project Delta, a spy in the violent aftermath of the Cold War, and believes they are behind her setup. Trained to trust nothing and no one, Butterfly must decide whether to seek answers with the Project, or believe the man who betrayed her years ago.

 

GI JOE (2014) 1
GI JOE (2014) #1
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Karen Traviss (A) Steve Kurth (CA) Jeffrey Veregge
DOES THE WORLD NEED G.I. JOE? Cobra had become an international peacekeeping force… and the future of  G.I. JOE looks bleak. SCARLETT leads what’s left of America’s ultimate fighting force-but will she be able to keep hew team together? Real-world action and politics collide… and nothing will be the same.

 

LOKI AGENT OF ASGARD 6
LOKI AGENT OF ASGARD #6
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Al Ewing (A) Jorge Coelho (CA) Lee Garbett
The MARCH to AXIS continues!
•  Loki’s back from the Tenth Realm – and facing his greatest challenge yet! Can you say… DOCTOR DOOM?
•  But with Valeria Richards in the mix – who’s the hero of the story? And who’s the villain?
•  A new jumping-on point for the series fans literally can’t get enough of! Grab it while stocks last, true believer!
•  And looming in the wings: AXIS!
Rated T+

 

ROCHE LIMIT
ROCHE LIMIT #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Michael Moreci (A/CA) Vic Malhotra
“OUR DESTINY IS THE STARS, AND I WILL LEAD US THERE.”
Twenty years after this promise, billionaire Langford Skaargard’s dream of cosmic exploration is no more. Roche Limit, a colony situated on the cusp of a mysterious energy anomaly, is a melting pot of crime and terrible secrets. When Bekkah Hudson goes missing, the search to find her will plunge her sister and a cadre of the colony’s underworld figures into an odyssey that reveals a grim future for mankind. Blending 2001: A Space Odyssey with Blade Runner, ROCHE LIMIT is the first part of a bold sci-fi/noir trilogy.

 

TOWN CALLED DRAGON 1
TOWN CALLED DRAGON #1 Of(5)
LEGENDARY COMICS
(W) Judd Winick (A/CA) Geoff Shaw
Legendary Comics transports you to A Town Called Dragon. On the surface it seems like your average all-American tourist trap, but this snow-covered town hides a burning secret. After centuries of lying buried within the depths of an icy mountain, the world’s last dragon egg finally hatches – endangering modern life as we know it. Now an unlikely group of dangerously unqualified, ordinary citizens must band together, battling the elements and each other to slay this menacing creature.

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

BATMAN DEATH OF THE FAMILY BOOK & JOKER MASK SET
BATMAN DEATH OF THE FAMILY BOOK & JOKER MASK SET (N52)
DC COMICS
(W) Scott Snyder, James TynionIV (A) Greg Capullo & Various (CA) Greg Capullo
This new collectors set includes the critically acclaimed tale DEATH OF THE FAMILY from the superstar #1 New York Times best-selling team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo.
Now, this seminal Batman trade paperback graphic novel is paired with a replica hand-painted vinyl latex mask of The Joker that features sewn-on hair and a white elastic band. It’s a must-have for any fan of Scott Snyder’s groundbreaking work!

 

BUMPERHEAD HC
BUMPERHEAD HC (MR)
DRAWN & QUARTERLY
(W/A/CA) Gilbert Hernandez
Love and Rockets cartoonist Gilbert Hernandez returns with Bumperhead, a companion book to Marble Season. Gilbert’s new book follows Bobby, a young slacker who narrates his life as it happens but offers very little reflection on the events that transpire. Bobby lives in the moment exclusively, and is incapable of seeing the world outside of his experiences. He comes of age in the 1970s, making a rapid progression through that era’s different subcultures; in a short period of time he segues from a stoner glam-rocker to a drunk rocker to a speed-freak punk. He drifts in and out of relationships with friends, both male and female. Life zooms past him. Hernandez’s approach captures the numbness and raw undirected anger and passion of a young man; a young man who waits for life to happen to him, not noticing all the while that it’s happening.

 

GUARDIANS OF GALAXY TP VOL 02 ANGELA
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY TP VOL 02 ANGELA
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Sara Pichelli & Various (CA) Sara Pichelli
Spinning out of the dramatic conclusion of AGE OF ULTRON, dimensions collide and Heaven’s most fearsome Angel arrives – and comes straight for the Guardians! Gamora, one of the galaxy’s greatest warriors, holds a deadly secret that could bring down the entire team. And when Gamora battles Angela, the entire universe hangs in the balance! Then, the galaxy’s most mismatched heroes find themselves at a crossroads when the effects of Infinity begin to rise. Can even the mysterious Angela’s power help combat the fallout from Thanos’ master plan? And what will it take for Star-Lord to betray the entire Marvel Universe? The biggest blockbuster hit of the year continues as artists Sara Pichelli and Francesco Francavilla climb aboard, and comics legend Neil Gaiman joins the team in this one-of-a-kind comic-book event! Collecting GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2013) #4-10.
Rated T

 

ROVER RED CHARLIE TP VOL 01
ROVER RED CHARLIE TP VOL 01 (O/A) (JUL140863) (MR)
AVATAR PRESS INC
(W) Garth Ennis (A/CA) Michael DiPascale
GARTH ENNIS – the creator of Preacher and Crossed – delivers a story like no other, as an unlikely band of canines set out to survive in a world gone horribly mad.  When a worldwide plague wipes out humanity, what happens to man’s best friend?  Charlie was a helper dog and he was good at it.  Now he and his friends Rover and Red must escape the bloody city and find their way in this strange master-less new world.  Ennis applies his incredible talent for shockingly original tales and spot-on dialogue in this fully painted story will change the way you look at pets and takes you on a spiritual journey of rediscovery through the eyes of these canine best friends.  Rover Red Charlie Vol 1 TP collects issues #1-6 of the comic book series.

 

 

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CYPHER

CYPHER
Faced with constant hacker attacks, the corporations created an artificial intelligence that could learn from the hackers themselves. The AI, codenamed Cypher, evolved faster than its creators could have imagined. It gained sentience, went rogue, and became the ultimate hacker. Now Cypher is fighting the corporations themselves for control of the nexus.

In Cypher, players take on the role of factions that are gathering characters from all spheres of influence — from corporate overseers to street level hackers — in order to dominate Cypher and seize control of the nexus. The player with the most influence at the end of the game wins!

 

SUMONSTERSMASH

SMASH UP: MONSTER SMASH EXPANSION
Smash Up: Monster Smash consists of four new factions for Smash Up: vampires, mad scientists, werewolves and giant ants. Tremble before the power of the ants!

Vampires gain power as they destroy your opponents’ minions!
Mad Scientists have released death in the form of powerful creations and can empower various minions!
Werewolves have explosive power to beat down opponents!
Giant Ants work as a great hive mind, spreading their power around as necessary to ensure their atomic-age victory!

Smash Up: Monster Smash can be played on its own as a two-player game or combined with other Smash Up titles to allow for up to four players to compete at the same time.

 

kHANSOFTARKIR

MAGIC THE GATHERING: KHANS OF TARKIR
he first set in the Khans of Tarkir block rooted in the homeworld of Planeswalker Sarkhan Vol, a war-torn world where dragons are notably extinct, this 269-card Magic: The Gathering expansion is introduced in Booster Packs, Intro Packs, Event Decks, and Fat Packs.

 

LOTRTROFK
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: RETURN OF THE KING DECK-BUILDING GAME
In The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Deck-Building Game, you take on the role of Frodo, Legolas, Aragorn, or one of their brave and heroic allies in the struggle against the forces of the Dark Lord Sauron! While you begin armed only with the courage of the free peoples of Middle-earth, you will add new, more powerful cards to your deck as you go. Your goal is to defeat the deadly forces that serve Sauron as you make way towards Mount Doom to destroy The One Ring.

Each player takes on the role an iconic hero from The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King including Aragorn, Éowyn, King Théoden, Legolas & Gimli, Frodo & Samwise, Merry, or Pippin. Each hero comes with a special card unique to that character and usable only by that player.

Each player starts with his own basic ten-card deck and draws a hand of five cards each turn. Power is the currency you will use to buy new, stronger cards to add to your deck. The goal of a deck-building game is to craft your personal deck into a well-oiled machine with the six types of cards that can be acquired: Enemies, Allies, Artifacts, Maneuvers, Fortunes, and Locations. When a player has amassed enough Power, he may defeat more powerful enemies from the “Archenemy” deck, including Shelob, The Witch-King, and the Eye of Sauron! Each card acquired during the game has a Victory Point (VP) value with the Archenemy cards providing the most VPs. In the end, whoever has the most VPs wins.

Whether played on its own or combined with the other LotR deck-building games from Cryptozoic, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Deck-Building Game introduces a new feature to the game: a map of “The Journey of the Ring”. Can you deliver The One Ring to Mount Doom, then destroy it? Some of the cards you play will move the Ring of Power towards Mount Doom on the map, while the minions of Sauron will delay the Ring on its journey. If you fail to destroy The One Ring, Sauron may be too powerful to overcome…

 

VILLAINY

VILLAINY
Villainy is a game about aspiring super villains competing to be the first to enact their evil plans and overcome Fantastiman, that pesky superhero who watches over the city day and night. It is a fun card-driven character building game featuring a hilarious uncontrolled narrative that unfolds differently every time.

As an aspiring super villain, you are trying to make your mark in the world. In Villainy you are trying to be the first villain to complete three plans to beat Fantastiman, that pesky super-hero who watches over the city day and night. You must hire minions to aid you in your quest for world domination. You will have to do crimes and go to work as your alter ego to learn the skills necessary and gain the cards required to see your great plans through to their triumphant end.

Today is the day that Fantastiman will fall…

 

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This week’s new items include (but are not limited to):

The Death of the Family Joker Mask and Book Set

The Disney Infinity Marvel Superheroes (Guardians, Nick Fury and more!)

The New 52 Figures (Batgirl, Red Robin and more!)

The Marvel Select Zombie Magneto

Doctor Who’s 10th and 8th Doctor’s Sonic Screwdrivers

The newest Rambo action figure

LOTS of Pokemon sets… and MORE!!!

NEW FUNKO ITEMS HAVE ARRIVED @ EC!!!

We just received a shipment of new Funko Pop! Vinyls and Blind Boxes… and (SPOILER ALERT!!!) they’re ADORABLE!!!

There’s a nice variety available to suit any pop-culture taste; from Breaking Bad to Disney, we’ve got some fantastic, affordable new pieces for you to collect and enjoy!!!

We also restocked our Dragon Ball Z & Adventure Time Pop!s, added a large Star Wars Wampa, and the Ghostbusters Ecto-1 w/ Winston, too!! Buffy is here and Stone Cold Steve Austin is in the house!!!

And that’s just the Pop!s!!! We also have new Series 2 Blind Boxes for Disney, Walking Dead, and 1st Edition Game of Thrones, Nightmare Before Christmas and How to Train Your Dragon 2!!!

STAR WARS VINTAGE TOYS ARE HERE!!!

We just received a large collection of vintage Star Wars, that includes rare, hard-to-find carded figures, in fantastic condition!!!

Stop in and check out our display. We have some extra-special figures here, that are new to EC! Our Sales & Service Specialists can help you find some of the figures you’ve long been searching for!

You won’t BELIEVE what we’ve added!!!

 

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DC variant covers by Darwyn Cooke!

These will be variant covers of the regular monthly DC titles, arriving throughout the month of December and selling for cover price (usually $2.99 or $3.99).

The complete list of Cooke’s variant covers follows the image.

Darywn Cooke is one of Emerald City’s favorite writer/artists, know for his work on Catwoman, DC: The New Frontier, The Spirit, and Richard Stark’s Parker!

Add these to your in-store comics subscription at EC now!

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Action Comics #37
Aquaman #37
Batgirl #37
Batman #37
Batman & Robin #37
Batman/Superman #17
Catwoman #37
Detective Comics #37
Flash #37
Harley Quinn #12
He-Man: The Eternity War #1
Grayson #4
Green Lantern #37
Green Lantern Corps #37
Justice League United #7
Justice League #37
Justice League Dark #37
Teen Titans #5
Sinestro #8
Supergirl #37
Superman #37
Superman/Wonder Woman #14
Wonder Woman #37

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25% OFF so so much!!! Newsletter 9/19/14

There are multiple events in the next week or so that give you 25% off of something (or things!)!

And that’s not all — a number of these events are also giving you FREE STUFF, and the chance to win even more and bigger FREE STUFF!!!

Read on!

 

CAPTAIN AMERICA EVENT!
Saturday, September 20th, from 11 am to 9 pm

Now that you’ve watched your Captain America: The Winter Soldier video a few dozen times, why not immerse yourself even further by meeting Cap AND Black Widow LIVE, IN-PERSON?!?!? They’ll be here from Noon-4pm*!!!

PLUS, SAVE 25% on ALL Captain America TOYS, BOOKS, & BACK ISSUES — ALL DAY!!! (Vintage and New Comics are not included in the sale.) Black Widow, Falcon, Nick Fury, and all Captain America movie tie-in toys ARE included in the sale!

From 3-4PM, you can challenge Cap or Black Widow to a “Shield Toss Game” for a chance to WIN Captain America Back Issue comics and $5 EC Discount Coins!!!

Keep the fun and excitement of the Winter Soldier movie going strong all day Saturday at Emerald City!!!

*Scheduled to appear; subject to change without notice. Please contact Emerald City, or check EC’s Facebook page for updates.

 

 

25% OFF GRAPHIC NOVELS!!!

To continue the celebration of our 25th Birthday, Emerald City is offering yet another sales event:

MONDAY ONLY: SAVE 25% on ALL GRAPHIC NOVELS / TRADE PAPERBACKS!

Now is the time to start reading that series that everyone has been saying is so great, or to catch up on a personal favorite that you’ve fallen behind on.

This is just one surprise of MANY you’ll see throughout the month, so keep checking our Facebook page, our store signage, and the EC News Flyer for updates!!!

 

 

BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE!!!

To celebrate the debut of the new Fox series, Gotham, EC will get you in full-on Batman mode on Wednesday, Sept. 24th by giving the first 24 guests at 11am and 7pm a FREE HeroClix Batman Arkham Origins figure, featuring Batman, or Joker and others; the perfect way to get into HeroClix!!!

PLUS…

ALL GUESTS can enter our WEDNESDAY-ONLY RAFFLE for a chance to win a Batman: Arkham City Escape board game (a $49.99 value!!!)

The winning ballot will be drawn on
Friday, September 26th at 11am.

Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER!
(EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

 

 

EC’S 25th BIRTHDAY FINAL WEEKEND SPECTACULAR!!!
Saturday, September 27th, from 11 am to 9 pm

The last weekend of Emerald City’s 25th birthday will be its BIGGEST!!! As our birthday month comes to a close, we’re presenting our GRAND FINALE!!!

Saturday, Sept. 27th, EC offers a sequel to its highly-successful GARAGE SALE — now with even MORE discounted merchandise to discover!!! From 11am – 9pm, you’ll find a large selection of TOYS, GAMES, BACK ISSUES, BOOKS and MORE — all at DEEP DISCOUNT PRICES!!!

As if that’s not enough, Saturday, we’re celebrating the 9/22 debut of Fox’s new series, “Gotham” by offering 25% OFF ALL BATMAN FAMILY BOOKS & BACK ISSUES*!!!

The city of Gotham has some interesting characters, so it’s the perfect inspiration for a COSPLAY EVENT!!! Dress up in your finest cosplay — Gotham-related or otherwise — and everyone who shows up in costume as an established, recognizable character (family-friendly, please) will receive an additional 10% OFF their total purchase!!!

PLUS, while you’re here, you can enter our FACEBOOK COSPLAY CONTEST, where the two entrants with the most “Likes” will win a $25 EC Gift Certificate!!! The EC Staff will ALSO select their 2 favorites for an ADDITIONAL $25 EC Gift Certificate!!!

That’s right, all in one day:
EC’s 25th Birthday
Garage Sale 11am – 9pm
25% OFF all Batman Family Books & Back Issues*
10% OFF for Cosplay participants
Facebook Cosplay Contest

Wow, that’s a LOT of excitement!!!

But, what better way to start off another year at Emerald City?!
Come on out to EC, have fun and SAVE!!!

*Sale does not include Vintage or New Comics.

 

 

Always get the latest EC updates on our Facebook page: http://facebook.com/emeraldcitycomics

 

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Featured Comic Books:

DARK HORSE PRESENTS 2014 2
DARK HORSE PRESENTS 2014 #2
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Peter Hogan & Various (A) Brendan McCarthy & Various (CA) Steve Parkhouse
Chris Roberson and Paul Lee reveal an untold tale from the movie Aliens featuring the character Hicks! Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey deliver a new Action Philosophers! that pulls the entire series together in “Action Philosophy!”
Plus, new chapters of Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse’s Resident Alien, Brendan McCarthy’s Dream Gang, Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray and Andy Kuhn’s Wrestling with Demons, and Damon Gentry and Aaron Conley’s Sabertooth Swordsman!
o An untold tale from the Aliens movie, by Roberson and Lee!
o The award-winning series returns at a new price-$4.99!
o New 48 page format!
o Eisner and Harvey award winner!

 

DEADLY CLASS 7
DEADLY CLASS #7 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Wesley Craig
CLASS IS BACK IN SESSION AS RICK REMENDER & WES CRAIG’S HIT SERIES ROLLS INTO ITS SECOND ARC!
Narrowly escaping death in Las Vegas, Marcus and his remaining gang return to Kings Dominion High School for the Deadly Arts. But they’re about to learn a hard lesson: blood begets blood, and no bad deed goes unpunished.

 

DEADPOOL BI-ANNUAL 1
DEADPOOL BI-ANNUAL #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Paul Scheer, Nick Giovannetti (A) Salva Espin (CA) David Nakayama
• When Deadpool is hired by WaterWorld to protect their theme park from activists, he has no idea he’s going to wind up face to snout with Brute Force-protectors of the environment! Look ‘em up! That’s right-they’re real!
•  Written by star of The League and NTSF:SD:SUV Paul Scheer and Nick Giovannetti, this is one issue sure to make a splash*!
*This joke was not written by them.
Parental Advisory

 

ELEKTRA 6
ELEKTRA #6
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Haden Blackman (A) Alex Sanchez (CA) Michael Del
• The second arc of the critically-acclaimed ongoing Elektra series pits Elektra against an enraged Assassin’s Guild.
•  After her life-and-death battles with Cape Crow, Bloody Lips, Lady Bullseye and Scalphunter, Elektra vows to take the fight to the Guild itself.
•  It’s Elektra vs. the World as she begins hunting down the Guild’s agents before they can find her and her allies.
Rated T+

 

MULTIVERSITY SOCIETY OF SUPERHEROES 1
MULTIVERSITY THE SOCIETY OF SUPER-HEROES #1
DC COMICS
(W) Grant Morrison (A/CA) Chris Sprouse, Karl Story
The biggest adventure in DC Comics history continues!  Grant Morrison joins modern legend Chris Sprouse (TOM STRONG, BATMAN: RETURN OF BRUCE  WAYNE, ACTION COMICS) for a trip to Earth-20 starring a Society of Super Heroes unlike anything you’ve seen before! It’s pulp Super Hero action with a post-modern twist – you can’t afford to miss it!  Who is the demon-like Green Lantern protecting Earth-20? What secret does Doc Fate hold that could save the world? Who are the hand-to-hand and air-to-air combat queens known as the Blackhawks? And what happens when these heroes come face to face with their diabolical Earth-40 counterparts – led by Vandal Savage – for an epic war between parallel worlds? Find out all that and more in this exciting stand-alone issue which also acts as chapter two of the overall MULTIVERSITY storyline. Join us, if you dare, for THE MULTIVERSITY!

 

ODDLY NORMAL 1
ODDLY NORMAL #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W/A/CA) Otis Frampton
Meet Oddly Normal, a ten-year-old girl with pointed ears and green hair-a half-witch who will be the first to tell you that having a mother from a magical land called Fignation and a father from Earth doesn’t make it easy to make friends at school! On her tenth birthday, she blows out her cake’s candles and makes a disastrous wish. Now, Oddly must travel to Fignation to uncover the mystery of her parents’ disappearance.

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

FOREVER EVIL ARKHAM WAR TP
FOREVER EVIL ARKHAM WAR TP (N52)
DC COMICS
(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Scot Eaton & Various (CA) Scot Eaton, Jaime Mendoza
Madness and mayhem hit the streets as Arkham Asylum and Blackgate Prison both unleash their prisoners on the citizens of Gotham City. And with no Dark Knight to protect the city, what horrors will follow? Arkham and Blackgate face off in this 6-issue miniseries featuring Scarecrow, The Penguin, Bane, Killer Croc, and more. Also includes BATMAN #23.4: BANE and FOREVER EVIL AFTERMATH: BATMAN VS. BANE #1.

 

LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS HC
LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS HC
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Gail Simone (A/CA) Jim Calafiore
When the caped heroes of the world’s safest city inexplicably turn into homicidal maniacs, no one is safe. The only rational thing to do is to get the hell out of town. If only it were that easy. A small group of terrified survivors make a desperate run for the city limits, chased by unspeakable evil!
o The Kickstarter phenomenon is finally available through Dark Horse Comics!
o The team behind the critically acclaimed comic Secret Six, Jim Calafiore and Gail Simone, reteam in this relentless book.

 

SONS OF ANARCHY TP 1
SONS OF ANARCHY TP VOL 01 (MR)
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Christopher Golden (A) Damian Couceiro (CA) Garry Brown
WHY WE LOVE IT: The Sons of Anarchy TV series has captivated the attention of the entire BOOM! team with its smart plotting, compelling characters, and modern vision of the outlaw genre. We love the show so much we couldn’t wait to help expand the world of SAMCRO.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Gunsmuggling outlaw bikers with complex pasts and gripping personalities. If you love “guys with guns” like we do, this is that genre at its most elevated.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: With nowhere left to turn, a troubled girl named Kendra finds herself back in Charming in desperate need for help. When the Sons of Anarchy realize tshe’s the estranged daughter of an old member, Tig rallies the club to offer protection. But if SAMCRO wants to keep themselves and Kendra out of an early grave, they’ll have to step into the line of fire and put alliances aside to do what’s right.Written by New York Times bestselling author Christopher Golden (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and illustrated by Damian Couceiro (Planet of the Apes), SONS OF ANARCHY: VOL. 1 collects the first six issues of the ongoing comic book series and runs parallel with Season 5 of Kurt Sutter’s hit television series.

 

SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN HC 1
SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN HC VOL 01 POWER COUPLE (N52)
DC COMICS
(W) Charles Soule (A) Tony S. Daniel & Various (CA) Tony S. Daniel, Matt Batt Banning
Beginning a bold new series that looks at the relationship between The Man of Steel and the Amazon Princess, as writer Charles Soule (SWAMP THING) is joined by artist Tony S. Daniel (DETECTIVE COMICS) to tell the tale of a romance that will shake the stars themselves. These two super-beings love each other, but not everyone shares their joy. Some fear it, some test it – and some will try to kill for it. Some say love is a battlefield, but where Superman and Wonder Woman are concerned it spells Doomsday! Collects Issues #1-6 of their new, blockbuster series.

 

UNDERTOW TP 1
UNDERTOW TP VOL 01 BOATMANS CALL (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Steve Orlando (A/CA) Artyom Trakhanov
Join Redum Anshargal’s crew and explore the savage surface world! Stampeding humans. Warlike crustaceans. An ice-road Mammoth hunt. Hold fast face to face with the Amphibian, the mad barbarian god that holds the key to a life on land!
Collects UNDERTOW #1-6, with extras

 

 

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FiveTribes

FIVE TRIBES
Crossing into the Land of 1001 Nights, your caravan arrives at the fabled Sultanate of Naqala. The old sultan just died and control of Naqala is up for grabs! The oracles foretold of strangers who would maneuver the Five Tribes to gain influence over the legendary city-state. Will you fulfill the prophecy? Invoke the old Djinns and move the Tribes into position at the right time, and the Sultanate may become yours!

Designed by Bruno Cathala, Five Tribes builds on a long tradition of German-style games that feature wooden meeples. Here, in a unique twist on the now-standard “worker placement” genre, the game begins with the meeples already in place – and players must cleverly maneuver them over the villages, markets, oases, and sacred places tiles that make up Naqala. How, when, and where you dis-place these Five Tribes of Assassins, Elders, Builders, Merchants, and Viziers determine your victory or failure.

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SPACE HULK
Pit the mighty Blood Angels Terminators against a lethal swarm of agile Genestealers in this two player board game. Inside the cramped confines of a derelict Space Hulk known as the Sin of Damnation, the Blood Angels must fight to save Mankind from the alien menace that lies within.

Games of Space Hulk are played on a gaming area made up of high-quality card tiles which fit together to create the cramped confines of the Space Hulk. Each of the 16 missions included in the boxed game uses a different set-up, or alternatively you can assemble the pieces in any way you like and create your own bespoke games.

The rules to play the game and 16 missions (4 that are brand new) are all contained within two full colour booklets: the Rulebook and Mission Book. There are also 35 plastic Citadel miniatures, including: 11 Blood Angels Space Marine Terminators, 1 Blood Angels Space Marine Librarian in Terminator armour, 22 Genestealers, and 1 Broodlord. Also included are three plastic mission objectives models: a dead Space Marine on throne, a Blood Angels artefact and a Cyber-Altered Task Unit.

In addition to the booklets and miniatures, you will receive a set of high-quality card tiles that make up the gaming board. Included are: 110 gaming counters, 77 corridor and room sections, 2 new boarding torpedoes , a brand new turbo-lift, 20 doors with plastic stands, 1 mission status display, a sand timer and 5 dice.

 

 

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TALISMAN: THE WOODLAND EXPANSION
The unearthly Woodland is the home of the fae, and beneath its watchful boughs, you’ll uncover treasures and threats beyond your wildest dreams. You’ll find new Alternative Endings as five new characters join the quest for the Crown of Command, but will your path through the Woodland lead you to your destiny, or does your fate hold something far different in store?

Journey to the realm of the fae in The Woodland, an expansion for Talisman Revised 4th Edition! In this new expansion, you can walk your own path through the Woodland corner board, encountering strange new creatures, events, and dangers. At the end of your path, a meeting with destiny awaits, transforming your character’s future and developing your story further.

Even more waits beneath the boughs of the Woodland, however. Redesigned rules for fate tokens allow you to either help yourself or interfere with others, and your fate will shape many of your interactions within the groves and glades of the Woodland. Prepare yourself for a world different than anything yet seen in Talisman and enter the Woodland!

 

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LOST LEGACY 2: FLYING GARDEN
Scattered across the world are pieces of a strange craft from far beyond the skies – these unusual remnants of the visitor’s ship have come to be known as the Lost Legacies. In the eastern peaks, legends speak of a floating paradise, a garden of unearthly delights protected by an inhuman, implacable guardian. Some of these legends claim the garden provides an unending source of ambrosial food and water.

In the stories, the original caretaker of this flying paradise abandoned his duties. He became corrupted by evil and wandered far away, perhaps seeking out another of the Lost Legacies. As for the flying garden, it draws adventurers, power-seekers and holy men alike to seek it out, for its bounty is unlike any other.
Reaching the garden is no easy task, however. Seekers must not only research the legends and stories, they must avoid false trails, make their way across the unforgiving terrain of the mountains, and – most threatening of all – they must face the unrelenting power of the guardian. Like the long-vanished caretaker, the guardian’s purpose has become twisted over time. Now, all who face the guardian can expect no mercy and no quarter.

Lost Legacy is a game of risk, deduction and luck. Each turn you play a card in order to eliminate other players from the game or discover where the Lost Legacy card could be found. When the deck runs out of cards, the Investigation phase begins. The player who determines where the Lost Legacy can be found wins; if no one finds the Lost Legacy, then everybody loses!

 

 

Steampark

STEAM PARK
As owners of a fantastic steam park, you’re to build gigantic, coal-powered rides to attract as many visitors as you can – but building attractions won’t be enough. You’ll also need to manage your employees, invest in advertising in order to attract and please the different kinds of guests visiting your park, and, above all, keep the dirt that your park produces under strict control!

Steam Park is an easy-to-learn game with two difficulty levels: one for the less experienced gamers and a more strategic one for those who want a more exciting challenge. In this management game, you’ll have to build your own amusement park and make it the largest and most profitable in the region. By constructing the three-dimensional, wonderful rides designed by Marie Cardouat, you will see your park grow right before your eyes. Choose your strategy! Build Stands to attract more Visitors, or Toilets to keep the Dirt under control. Whatever decision you take, take it quickly: The less time you spend planning, the more time you’ll have to maintain your park. Thanks to a clever, original action-choosing mechanism, winning in Steam Park is as much a matter of being the best as of being the fastest!

 

 

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Toys / Collectables
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CREATURE

UNIVERSAL MONSTERS SELECT CREATURE AF NEW SCULPT
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water! Diamond Select Toys revisits the Black Lagoon with this all-new figure depicting the world-famous Creature, first seen in 1954’s Creature from the Black Lagoon. This 7-inch-scale action figure features a new sculpt with over 16 points of articulation, and can strike a wide variety of poses on his deluxe display base, which features a skeleton and an undersea rock formation. The Creature and his base come packaged in Select-style display packaging, with spine artwork. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean!

 

POKEMON

POKEMON X & Y 2PK MINI FIG
TOMY INTERNATIONAL

From Tomy International. Get ready for Pokémon fighting action with these new mini-figure 2-packs! Each pack contains two, 2″ PVC figures that capture each Pokémon in colorful detail. Use the two Pokédex ID tags in each package to learn the height, weight, and type of the newest additions to your Pokémonteam!

 

CAPTAIN
MARVEL COMICS AVENGERS NOW CAPT AMERICA ARTFX+ STATUE
KOTO INC.

From Kotobukiya! Marvel Comics is the next great property to get Kotobukiya’s ARTFX+ statue treatment, and so of course the first series is none other than the Avengers, specifically the characters as they appear in Marvel Now! In 2012 the comic book company relaunched several titles, shifting some characters into different books and updating some for a modern audience. More than anything, it provided a perfect jumping on point for new readers. Now the characters are brought to life as never before based on concept artwork by superstar artist Adi Granov. Following the initial releases of the Incredible Hulk and Black Widow comes the team leader and patriotic American hero, CAPTAIN AMERICA!
Captain America stands 7 ½ inches tall (in the ARTFX+ 1/10th scale) on his included magnetic display base. Display this new incarnation of the quintessential American hero on his own or alongside previously released Hulk and Black Widow statues as well as the upcoming Hawkeye, Iron Man, and Thor to round out your Avengers ARTFX+ collection!

 

ASSASSIN

ASSASSINS CREED SERIES 2 AF
TMP TOYS / MCFARLANE’S TOYS

Connor with Mohawk
Aveline De Grandpre
Assassin Adewale
Comes in blister card packaging.

 

PREDATOR

ELDER PREDATOR SIXTH SCALE FIGURE HOT TOY
SIDESHOW
Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are proud to announce the Elder Predator Movie Masterpiece Series Sixth Scale Figure. This fan favorite hunter from Predator 2 features highly detailed armor, weapons, and accessories, and will be the perfect addition to sci-fi collections worldwide!

 

 

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SALE! 25% off Games! Newsletter 9/12/14

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MONDAY ONLY!!! SAVE 25% ON GAMES & GAMING MERCHANDISE @ EMERALD CITY!!!
Monday, September 15th, from 11:00am – 9:00pm

Emerald City is 25 years old!!! To celebrate, EC is passing the gifts onto YOU!!!

MONDAY (9/15/14) ONLY – SAVE 25% on ALL GAMES and GAMING MERCHANDISE ALL DAY!!!

Now is a great time to pick up that large game you’ve been eying for months, add to your army of miniatures, or pick up extra paints, brushes, dice or card sleeves while they’re at a reduced price!!!

This is just one surprise of MANY you’ll see throughout the month, so keep checking our Facebook page, our store signage, website, and the EC News Flyer for updates!!!

 

 

NEW GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE THIS WEDNESDAY!!!
FREE MARVEL 75 YEARS COLLECTOR’S MAGAZINE & GIANT-SIZE GODZILLA RAFFLE!!!
Wednesday, September 17 from 11:00am – 9:00pm

To celebrate 75 Years of Marvel, the FIRST 50 GUESTS at 11am and 7pm on Wednesday, September 17th, will receive a FREE Marvel 75 Years magazine!!!

This 96-page magazine is a full-color overview of characters, covers, memorabilia and events spanning Marvel’s 75-year history – A MUST-HAVE for ANY comics fan!!! PLUS…

ALL GUESTS can enter our WEDNESDAY-ONLY RAFFLE for a chance to win a Giant-Sized GODZILLA action figure – seriously, it’s GIANT-sized – it measures 24 inches tall, by 43 inches long!!!
(A $69.99 value!!!)

The winning ballots will be drawn on Friday, September 19th at 11am.

Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER!
(EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

 

 

THE FALL TV SEASON @… EMERALD CITY?!?!?

Yes, the new Fall TV Season is fast upon us, but EC can help you immerse yourself in your favorite TV shows, past and present with a large collection of TV tie-in comics!!!

Past favorites live on in extended “seasons”, like Buffy/Angel, The Six Million Dollar Man, Smallville (with the new Smallville Chaos #1 in-store now) and more!!!

Your current favorites like 24: Underground, Dexter, Serenity/Firefly, X-Files, Sons of Anarchy, Vampire Diaries, WWE Superstars, and others can also be found in comic form.

There are even takes on Grimm and Revenge (both with new graphic novels available now), and even blasts from the past like Batman ’66 and Steed & Mrs. Peel (the only “Avengers” the non-comic world has ever heard of)!!!

Emerald City helps you stay connected to all your favorites — past and present — every day!!!

 

 

UPCOMING GAMING EVENTS AT EC:

 

TAMPA AREA GAMING SOCIETY GAMES DAY
Saturday, September 13th from 12:00pm – 9:00pm

Come out to Grand Gamers of St. Petersburg area and enjoy a fun day of board gaming with our TAGS friends!

We have many board games available for our guests to enjoy! Feel free to check out any of the games in our library, grab some friends and play while you are in the store!

 

 

STAR REALMS TOURNAMENT
Sunday, September 14th from 12:00pm – 3:00pm

We are proud to have our first Star Realms Tournament!

If you are unfamiliar with Star Realms you can learn to play here ( http://starrealms.com/learn-to-play/ ) and also discover a cross platform version of the game that you can try for free on the same site ( http://starrealms.com/star-realms-digital-app/ )!

The format of the tournament will be Double Elimination.

There will be participation promo cards and prizes for Top 8, 1st, and 2nd place!

Entry Fee: $5.

 

 

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ENCOUNTERS: THE LOST MINE OF PHANDELVER (PART 2)
Wednesday, September 17 from 7:00pm – 9:30pm

EC! will be running a casual Wizards of the Coast event.

We are running the second part of the Lost Mine of Phandelver.
The introduction adventure in the new Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set (5th Edition).

There will be 3 scheduled tables* and up to 5 players per table. We will be using the characters supplied within the starter edition. Players should bring dice!

Players will be added to tables on a first come, first serve basis.

Come out and experience the new Dungeons & Dragons and have a great time with us here at EC!

There is no cost to this event.

DCI numbers for Wizards of the Coast will be supplied if you do not have one.

* Subject to change.

 

 

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY HEROCLIX CONSTRUCTED TOURNAMENT
Friday, September 19 from 7:00pm – 10:30pm

Using the Organized play kit for Guardians of the Galaxy.

Players will create teams of either DC or Marvel characters to compete.

Constructed Value for this event will be 300pts, modern age, and entry fee will be $10.

Prizes will be given to the Top 3 players and several fellowship awards will be available.

You must sign up through the Wizkids Event System.

For more information and to sign up: http://www.wizkidseventsystem.com/event.php?EVENT_ID=86236

Max 20 players.

 

 

WARMACHINE/HORDES STEAMROLLER EVENT
Saturday, September 20 from 11:00am – 6:30pm

Come be part of Emerald City’s Warmachine & Hordes tournament!

50pt 2-List Divide and Conquer 1.

Entry fee of $10.

Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place!

Run by Press Ganger: Ryan McDermott!

Sign up begins at 11:00 am.

DICE ROLL AT NOON!

 

 

Always get the latest EC updates on our Facebook page: http://facebook.com/emeraldcitycomics

 

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Click here for new releases!

 

 

 

Featured Comic Books:

68 HOMEFRONT 1
68 HOMEFRONT #1 (OF 4) CVR A JONES & FOTOS (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Mark Kidwell (A) Kyle Charles, Jay Fotos (CA) Jay Fotos, Nat Jones
In 1968, the horrors of the Vietnam war invaded every American living room. On February 13th of that year, a new war began, bringing horror…and hunger home to stay. ’68: HOMEFRONT returns the series to the American heartland and the small, sleepy town of Harbinger, Pennsylvania (home of the Heralds) in the first two-issue story arc, “’68: PEECE AND LOVE.” Fresh accident victims sit up on morticians’ slabs, a busload of visiting athletes rises from wet red asphalt to become an army of the damned, and Jenny Love-homecoming queen, cheerleader, and girl next door-prepares to reveal her deepest secret to the world. A secret in the form of leather-clad town bad boy, Johnny Love.

 

ANNIHILATOR 1
ANNIHILATOR #1 (OF 6)
LEGENDARY COMICS
(W) Grant Morrision (A/CA) Frazer Irving
Legendary Comics proudly presents Annihilator, an original graphic novel odyssey from the extraordinary mind of Grant Morrison, brought to life with stunning artwork from Frazer Irving. Washed-up Hollywood screenwriter Ray Spass is caught in a downward spiral of broken relationships, wild parties and self-destruction. Out of luck and out of chances, he’s one failed script away from fading into obscurity. Little does he know he’s about to write the story of his life. As his imagination runs rampant, Ray must join forces with his own fictional character Max Nomax on a reality-bending race to stop the entire universe from imploding – without blowing his own mind in the process.

 

AVENGERS 34.1
AVENGERS #34.1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Al Ewing (A/CA) Dale Keown
• Last son of a dead utopia. Father-figure to a new species of humanity. Avenger. Hyperion is all these things… and more!
•  Now the Man From Nowhere searches for an unhinged cop killer, a kidnapped child…
•  …and the answers to the questions that haunt him.
Rated T

 

COPPERHEAD 1
COPPERHEAD #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Jay Faerber (A/CA) Scott Godlewski, Ron Riley
Welcome to Copperhead, a grimy mining town on the edge of a backwater planet. Single mom Clara Bronson is the new sheriff, and on her first day she’ll have to contend with a resentful deputy, a shady mining tycoon, and a family of alien hillbillies. And did we mention the massacre?
Writer JAY FAERBER and the art team of SCOTT GODLEWSKI & RON RILEY bring you this gritty 24th Century Western with an extra-long first issue for the regular price of $3.50!

 

EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE 1
EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #1 (OF 5)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Fabrice Sapolsky (A/CA) Richard Isanove
SPIDER-MAN NOIR RETURNS!
•  The Peter Parker of the 1930’s finds himself not only up against Mysterio, but knee-deep in the Spider-Man event of 2014!
Rated T+

 

WALKING DEAD 131
WALKING DEAD #131 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Robert Kirkman (A/CA) Charlie Adlard & Various
A journey begins.

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

CASTLE TP
CASTLE TP CALM BEFORE STORM
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Peter David (A) Robert Atkins (CA) Mico Suayan
The adaptations based on the hit ABC show Castle continue as Derrick Storm’s gruesome discovery draws him into an international spectacle! Who is the Fear? What does he want with Derrick? And why is Derrick’s father next on his hit list? As the international situation in New York continues to degrade, Derrick reaches out to the one person who may be able to help him: his former handler, Clara Strike. But even if she responds, will she be with him or against him? With the city of Moscow teetering on the verge of a meltdown, Derrick faces the Fear in final battle. Can he prevent World War III – and finally avenge his mother? Don’t miss the espionage thriller that has comic-book and Castle fans raving! Collecting CASTLE: A CALM BEFORE STORM #1-5.

 

REGULAR SHOW GN
REGULAR SHOW ORIGINAL GN VOL 01 HYDRATION (C: 1-0-0)
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Rachel Connor (A) Tessa Stone (CA) Allison Strejlau
WHY WE LOVE IT: Mordecai and Rigby star in their very first original graphic
novel for REGULAR SHOW™-it’s a longform
story that will be like
watching one of their TV episodes. And we’re pretty excited about the team
on this: Cartoon Network veteran Rachel Connor (Ed, Edd n Eddy) and
Bravest Warriors artist Tessa Stone!
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: It’s another ridiculous adventure featuring the crazy
antics of park employees Mordecai the Blue Jay and Rigby the raccoon as
they try to beat the summer heat.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: The summer is turning into a roastfest
and Mordecai
and Rigby are desperate to find a way to cool down. But when a mystery pool
suddenly appears and offers a chance to beat the heat, it’s only a matter of
time before these two best bros find themselves in totally waterlogged
trouble.

 

ROCKETEER JET POWERED ADVENTURES PROSE SC
ROCKETEER JET POWERED ADVENTURES PROSE SC
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Gregory Frost & Various (A/CA) J. Bone
Modern pulp fiction with a retro-twist, IDW presents ten original prose adventures featuring Cliff, Betty, Peevy, and a host of new villains. From murderous treasure-hunters and marauding sky-pirates to ancient Egyptian magicians and haunted mad scientists, the Rocketeer solves crimes and fights evil in these unique and exciting tales of jet pack action and pin-up romance. Set between 1939 and 1946, with such historical characters as Howard Hughes, Hedy Lamarr, Tarzan’s Johnny Weissmuller, and acclaimed Western writer Zane Grey, to name but a few. Authors include Gregory Frost, Yvonne Navarro, Don Webb, Simon Kurt Unsworth, Cody Goodfellow, Nancy Holder, Nancy A. Collins, Robert Hood, Nicholas Kaufmann, and Lisa Morton.

 

SHOPLIFTER HC
SHOPLIFTER HC
PANTHEON BOOKS
(W/A/CA) Michael Cho
Corinna Park used to have big plans. In college, she imagined writing a best-selling novel and leading the idealized life of an author. After graduation, she moved to a big city and took a job at an advertising agency – just to pay off her student loans. Now she’s worked in the same office for five years and the only thing she’s written is copy. She feels numbed by the monotony of a life experienced through a series of screens. But whenever she shoplifts a magazine from the corner store near her apartment, she feels a little more alive. Yet Corinna knows there must be something more to life, and she faces the same question as does everyone of her generation: how to find it?

 

 

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Back Issues / Vintage Comics
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from the typin’ fingers of Justin, Back Issues Merchant:

I guess the big news would have to be our recent acquisition of Iron Man #55, that’s the first appearance of Thanos in case you didn’t know. That particularly highly sought after back issue is in Fine+ (6.5) condition and it can be yours but it’ll cost ya’ $500 in folding cash…or I guess you could buy it with your credit card.

Over yonder on the DC side of the wall we have a copy of Aquaman volume 1 #35, that one’s gonna be the first appearance of the Black Manta. Haven’t had one of these in awhile, maybe not ever. It’s in Very Good+ (4.5) condition and it’ll set you back $100 American.

If those seem a little rich for your blood, try some of our lighter fare. We’ve just got a copy of New Mutants Annual #2, the first American appearance of Psylocke — that’s pre-ninja Psylocke. Only $15 for a Fine+ (6.5) copy.

 

 

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DOOMTOWN: RELOADED
It’s your chance to take it to the streets of Gomorra and show who runs the most dangerous boomtown in the West. The Weird West!

Doomtown is an expandable card game set in the Deadlands™ universe. Based on the classic collectible game, Doomtown: Reloaded is a fast-paced game of gun slingin’, spell slingin’ and mud-slingin’! Use poker hands and card pulls for everything from gunfights to summoning abominations.

Doomtown: Reloaded puts you in charge of one of the four main outfits vying for control of Gomorra: The Law Dogs, the Sloane Gang, the Morgan Cattle Company, and the Fourth Ring.

Who will control the town? Slap leather in the town square and join in the story.

 

 

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THE LAST BANQUET
The king is holding a great banquet for all the nobles in the realm so that they can bathe in his splendour. Artists and troubadours will bring the necessary entertainment. It is meant to be a feast that will long be remembered!

The guests attending the feast hall feel the same, for in the corners of the castle deadly plots are being developed. The guests are divided into two factions, with both planning to “dismiss” the king. One faction plans to smuggle a dagger into the feast hall to “open the king’s heart to the realm” at the right time, while the other faction hopes to give the king “renewed motivation” with a poisoned drink.

In The Last Banquet, each player is a guest at the feast and needs to help his faction reach its goal and ensure that this will truly be the king’s last banquet. The game includes 25 role cards, each portraying a person on the front and listing that person’s skills on the back. In addition to “The Last Banquet”, several other scenarios are provided in the rules that can be played with each of the roles. (GameHeads’ Oliver Wolf notes, “Playing time ranges from 30 minutes up to 90 minutes or more, with more people tending to need more time to play.” Also, some scenarios involve more than two factions.) Obstacle cards provide challenges for players to overcome.

When a faction succeeds in its goal, all players who belong to that faction win the game.

 

 

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LEGEND OF THE FIVE RINGS – SIEGE: HEART OF DARKNESS
Driven from Rokugan by the wrathful forces of the Emerald Champion, the Dark Naga and his enslaved minions have wound their way through the treacherous lands between the Empire and the Colonies and emerged, secretive, near the outskirts of the Second City. The humans will pay for their effrontery. This insult will not go unanswered.

There will yet be an empire of serpents that will bring to an end the tyranny of the mammals, and the Second City will be but the first to burn.

Siege: Heart of Darkness is a brand new way to play multiplayer Legend of the Five Rings, the premiere interactive collectible card game, pitting multiple players as defenders of the city against one assailant piloting the Siege deck. Face the dread Dark Naga forces with either the 3 decks included in this product or with your own and take part in the defense of the Second City for the glory of the Empire of Rokugan.

 

 

 

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GOLD AHOY!
The Treasure Hunt is On! Today is the day: Pirate Golden Hook’s legendary gold treasure has appeared! Only when the tide occurs at exactly the time of death of the pirate, the fabled treasures can be found. Get the majority of paths to the sandbanks and water channels to claim the most treasure chests!

 

 

 

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Toys / Collectables
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DARTHMAUL
STAR WARS CLONE WARS DARTH MAUL BUST BANK
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC

A Diamond Select Toys Release! The most exciting villain in the Star Wars universe has been re-animated! Darth Maul is back in the Clone Wars universe, and now the legendary Sith apprentice is the latest bank from DST! Measuring 8 inches tall, this vinyl bust bank features collectible-quality paint and sculpting, a removable lightsaber blade, plus a coin slot for depositing your loose change! Designed by Barry Bradfield. Sculpted by Oluf Hartvigson.

 

GHIDORAH
GODZILLA GHIDORAH VINYL BUST BANK
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Hail to the King! Godzilla has met his match with this vinyl bust bank depicting Ghidorah, the three-headed alien monster, as he appeared in 1991’s Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah. Measuring approximately 8 inches, tall, the bank has a coin slot on its back for inserting your loose change, and an access door underneath. Have him battle your Godzilla bust bank for shelf supremacy! Sculpted by Gentle Giant!

 

HARLEY
INFINITE CRISIS PAJAMA PARTY HARLEY QUINN AF
DC COMICS

Based on designs from the upcoming MOBA game Infinite Crisis, comes a brand new 1:9 scale line of figures from DC Collectibles.
Each figure features unique detailing and display base!
PAJAMA PARTY HARLEY QUINN – 7.4″

 

SUPERGIRL
DC COMICS NEW 52 SUPERGIRL AF
DC COMICS

Based on their designs from their monthly comic books comes the latest action figures joining the DC Collectibles lineup.
•  SUPERGIRL – 6.44″
EACH FIGURE SOLD SEPARATELY

 

BWIDOW
BLACK WIDOW SIXTH SCALE FIGURE
HOT TOYS

“The world is a vulnerable place but we’re the best qualified to defend it”.

One of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s greatest female spies, Black Widow, will be back in action with Captain America in Captain America: The Winter Soldier!

Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are proud to present the Black Widow Sixth Scale Collectible Figure. The movie-accurate collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in the film.  Featuring a newly developed head sculpt with straight brownish-red real fabric hair, newly designed costume made with multiple materials, detailed weapons and accessories, you won’t want to miss the chance to add this spy to your shelves!

 

LOKI
LOKI SIXTH SCALE FIGURE
HOT TOYS

“You must be truly desperate to come to me for help.” A new powerful enemy has appeared to destroy the nine realms, and Thor is forced to seek assistance from Loki in order to save us all in the Thor: The Dark World, but can the God of Mischief be truly trusted?

Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are proud to present the Loki Sixth Scale Collectible Figure from Thor: The Dark World. The movie-accurate collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Tom Hiddleston as the trickster Loki, featuring a newly developed head sculpt, highly-detailed costume, weapon and accessories.

 

WDSERIES3
WALKING DEAD COMIC SERIES 3 AF
TMP TOYS / MCFARLANE’S TOYS

From McFarlane Toys. McFarlane Toys is excited to announce The Walking Dead Comic Series 3 action figures from the best-selling Image comic book. This new collectible series brings The Walking Dead comic fans more of their beloved zombie-dispatching characters, along with a kickass zombie! Rick Grimes comes with a bandaged stump on his right arm; long, unkempt hair and beard; a ragged T-shirt with jeans; a hatchet; a revolver; a shotgun; and a rifle. Andrea features this skilled marksman in her prison aftermath attire of a tank top, torn jeans, and gloves with her signature scoped rifle, plus a pistol and a knife. Punk Zombie features classic punk details like a spiked collar and cuffs, studded belt with anarchy buckle, ripped jeans, and combat boots, plus a guitar accessory. Dwight features the scarred savior in his sleeveless shirt and vest, complete with bandages and burned face, as well as his crossbow and a hook to attach it to his belt.

 

DPPINT
DEADPOOL SYMBOL PINT GLASS
CLASSIC IMPORTS

Enjoy a cold beverage or decorate your kitchen with these pint glasses that feature your favorite Marvel Comics characters!

 

DIABLOSHADOW
DIABLO III SHADOW OF DIABLO DLX 7IN SCALE AF
NECA

Since 1996, a name has been whispered – the name of the living nightmare that even demons dread. The terror that can never die. That name is Diablo: the namesake of Blizzard Entertainment’s best-selling action RPG series, and now a deluxe action figure from NECA! The creative collaboration between Blizzard’s senior sculptor Brian Fay and NECA’s Alex Heinke honors the 2014 Reaper of Souls expansion to Diablo III. The result brings to life the Lord of Terror’s menacing shadow with terrifying precision. Diablo stands over 9″ tall, with a poseable tail that’s over 12″ long. Each figure is hand-painted and features over 25 points of articulation for poses to inspire panic and despair in other action figures.

 

TMNT
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES MYSTERY MINIS
FUNKO

There’s a whole new world of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fun and excitement to collect with Funko’s new TMNT Mystery Minis! These 2 1/2″ tall vinyl figures of the Turtles, their allies, and enemies feature a cute, friendly, and super-deformed style that will look great on your shelf. Each figure is available in multiple poses, and some figures are rarer than others! Build your collection today! Blind mystery box packaging.

 

ROGERRABBIT
POP ROGER RABBIT ROGER RABBIT VINYL FIG
FUNKO

Robert Zemekis’ acclaimed film Who Framed Roger Rabbit? imagined a 140s Hollywood where ‘Toons – cartoon characters from the films – lived and worked alongside human actors. Funko reimagines several of the film’s characters as POP! Vinyl Figures that stand 3 3/4″ tall and feature the urban, stylized design that has made these figures so desirable. Window box packaging.

 

 

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Death of Wolverine! Newsletter 9/5/14

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MONDAY ONLY!!! SAVE 25% ON NEW COMICS @ EC!!!
Monday, September 8th, from 11 am to 9 pm

To continue the celebration of our 25th Birthday, Emerald City is offering yet another sales event!!!

MONDAY ONLY!!! SAVE 25% on ALL NEW COMICS*!!!

*Sale applies to comics on the new comic wall only, published within the last few months. Back issues are not included.

This is just one surprise of MANY you’ll see throughout the month, so keep checking our Facebook page, our store signage, and the EC News Flyer for updates!!!

 

 

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CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER RAFFLE & GIVE-AWAY!!!
Wednesday, September 10 from 11:00am – 9:00pm
To celebrate the release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier on BluRay and DVD on Sept. 9th, the FIRST 20 GUESTS at 11am on Wednesday, September 10th, will receive a FREE CAP/WINTER SOLDIER IMAX 3D POSTER!!!

The FIRST 24 guests at 7pm will get to choose one of three Cap, Thor, or Hulk MASKS!!! PLUS…

ALL GUESTS can enter our WEDNESDAY-ONLY RAFFLE for a chance to win one of 2 CAPTAIN AMERICA VOL. 1 HARDCOVER BOOKS!!!(A $24.99 value!!!)

The winning ballots will be drawn on Friday, September 12th at 11am.

Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER!
(EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

 

 

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STAR WARS X-WING TOURNAMENT
Saturday, September 27 from 12:00pm – 6:30pm
Emerald City Comics is hosting our first X-Wing tournament!

Entry: $10
Sept. 27th @ 12pm
100pt event.

Seeding will be Standard Swiss Style with a number of rounds dependent upon number of entries.

Field will cut to a championship bracket (size depending on number entries) that will be single elimination to determine tournament champion.

First 16 entries will receive a participation prize, additional prize pack items will be available to top performers, and 100% of prize pool will be awarded to top three in store-credit (minus cost of any applicable prize pack).

This will be considered a “Competitive Event” by Fantasy Flight Games standards. All current FAQ and Tournament Rules will be enforced (effective Aug. 1st), and can be found here:

http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/ffg_content/x-wing/support/faq/X-Wing-Tournament-Rules.pdf

http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/ffg_content/x-wing/support/faq/X-Wing-FAQ.pdf

 

 

 

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Click here for new releases!

 

Featured Comic Books:

 

ALICE COOPER 1
ALICE COOPER #1
D. E.
(W) Joe Harris (A) Eman Casallos (CA) David Mack
The X-Files’ Joe Harris takes on The Prince of Darkness – Alice Cooper in his FIRST ongoing comic series! Rock n’ roll legend Alice Cooper was never a stranger to the mystic and the macabre. His stage shows were the stuff of legend, featuring snakes and pyrotechnics and the invocation of dark themes and darker forces. But while he was a legend in the waking world, few knew his role as “The Lord of Nightmares” beyond it, where he watched over us while we dreamed, and delivered horrors unto the deserving. Only someone took it all away from him, cast him out of his realm and locked him away… until now. And if he’s going to reclaim his dark throne, he’s going to need all the help he can get!

 

CLOAKS 1
CLOAKS #1
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Caleb Monroe (A) Mariano Navarro (CA) W. Scott Forbes
WHY WE LOVE IT: Who doesn’t love a good magic trick? From HEXED, to HUNTER’S
FORTUNE, to THE LAST BROADCAST, we’ve always had a few tricks up our sleeves,
and CLOAKS continues the tradition with a Black Ops twist.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Caleb Monroe (STEED AND MRS. PEEL, Batman) and artist
Mariano Navarro (PROTOCOL: ORPHANS) bring you the Robin Hood of Wall Street,
combining street magicians with a spyfi
thriller.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: In the Big Apple, a highly skilled street illusionist named Adam
blows the minds of crowds with logicdefying
acts, while surreptitiously using his artistry
to steal from corrupt Wall Street investment bankers and redistribute
their illbegotten
wealth to those in need. He’s a modernday
Robin Hood, but his travails garner the
attention of the local authorities. While evading their pursuit, Adam is confronted  by three suits and quickly ascertains that freedom has a cost-in order to maintain  his liberty, he must join this clandestine Black Ops organization simply known as  CLOAKS.

 

DEATH OF WOLVERINE 1
DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1 Of (4)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Charles Soule (A) Steve McNiven, Steve McNiven
IT’S THE BEGINNING OF THE END – 3 MONTHS TO DIE ENDS HERE!
•  The beginning of the end is now here … THE DEATH OF WOLVERINE!
•  THREE MONTHS TO DIE, the loss of Wolverine’s healing factor–all led to this, the single most important X-Men event of the decade.
•  Logan has spent over a century being the best there is at what he does…but even the best fade away eventually.
•  Over the years, Logan has been a warrior, a hero, a renegade, a samurai, a teacher-and so much more. But now, the greatest X-Men hero will play a role he’s never played before in this special weekly event brought to you by industry superstars Charles Soule and Steve McNiven.
Rated T+

 

GRENDEL VS SHADOW 1
GRENDEL VS SHADOW #1
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W/A/CA) Matt Wagner
Sparks fly and bullets blaze when the original Grendel, Hunter Rose, is transported to 1930s New York and faces off with the original darknight avenger, the Shadow! Two pulp-noir icons go head to head in this three-issue prestige-format series written and drawn by legendary Grendel creator Matt Wagner.
•  A great starting point for new Grendel and The Shadow readers!
•  Matt Wagner continues his fan-favorite character — Grendel!

 

NAMES 1
NAMES #1 (OF 8) (MR)
DC COMICS
(W) Peter Milligan (A) Leandro Fernandez (CA) Celia Calle
New York City. Forty-year-old Kevin Walker is a successful trader. He’s incredibly rich. He has a young, sexy wife and a son he adores. He has everything. Until…
The mysterious man known as the Surgeon walks into Kevin’s office. He takes a seat and tells Kevin to write a suicide note. Trembling but obedient, Kevin does what the Surgeon says. Then, at a word from this well-dressed figure, Kevin jumps out his window and falls fifty stories to his death.
Thus begins THE NAMES, an 8-issue miniseries by writer Peter Milligan (HELLBLAZER, SKREEMER) and artist Leandro Fernandez (Wolverine, Punisher: Max).
THE NAMES is a dark, contemporary thriller set in the world of Big Money: hedge funds, leveraged buyouts, market raids, flash crashes. High-end finance that can ruin entire economies, run by a cabal of the world’s richest (and sickest) people.
Now, it’s up to Katya Walker – the beautiful and deadly wife of the late Kevin – to take on this hidden power structure and find out who killed her husband, and why. No matter what it takes. No matter who she has to kill.
It’s The Wolf of Wall Street meets Kill Bill. And heaven help the 1%.

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

AW YEAH COMICS TP 1
AW YEAH COMICS TP VOL 01 (C: 0-1-2)
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W/A) Art Baltazar, Franco (CA) Art Baltazar
It’s up to Action Cat and Adventure Bug to stop the bad guys! Follow these amazing superheroes created by Art Baltazar and Franco in this EPIC ALL-AGES comic extravaganza!!! With BONUS stories from the AW YEAH BULLPEN . . . Scoot McMahon, Denver Brubaker, Alejandro Rosado, and Kurt Wood! Collects issues #1-#4.
o ALL collected for the first time in this handsome Dark Horse trade paperback!
o An epic all-ages extravaganza!
o From Itty Bitty Hellboy creators Art Baltazar and Franco!
o The kickstarter blockbuster offered at last!

 

EGOS TP 1
EGOS TP VOL 01 QUINTESSENCE
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Stuart Moore (A/CA) Gus Storms
Far-future action meets midlife crises as an aging hero rebuilds his former team. But to do so, he must cross a line with his wife that cannot be uncrossed.
“EGOs is Stuart Moore’s best story yet.” – Brian K. Vaughan
“Ballsy and super fun with plenty of edge.” – Comic Book Resources
Collects EGOs #1-4, plus the Twitter-exclusive issue #0

 

FOREVER EVIL HC
FOREVER EVIL HC (N52)
DC COMICS
(W) Geoff Johns (A/CA) David Finch, Richard Friend
The Justice League is dead! And the villains shall inherit the Earth! In this new hardcover collecting the seven-issue miniseries, the Crime Syndicate takes over the DC Universe, and no one can stand in the way of them and complete domination – no one except for Lex Luthor!

 

REVENGE HC 1
REVENGE SECRET ORIGIN OF EMILY THORNE PREM HC
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Ted Sullivan, Erica Schultz (A) Vincenzo Balzano, Felix Ruiz (CA) Dustin Nguyen
A new graphic novel inspired by ABC’s popular television series REVENGE, co-written by series writer Ted Sullivan! Emily Thorne is a wealthy and good-natured philanthropist who recently befriended the powerful Grayson family. But Emily’s real name is Amanda Clarke. Twenty years ago, the Graysons’ elite social circle framed Amanda’s father for a horrific crime – and Amanda plans to destroy the lives of those who stole her childhood and betrayed her father. Now, experience Amanda’s first mission of revenge! After training in Japan, the untested heroine finds herself infiltrating high society in Geneva. There, she uncovers secrets about her past – but her future will be short-lived unless Amanda can defeat a surprising enemy with ties to the people who destroyed her life! Prepare for a thrilling ride into the previously unexplored past of television’s most dynamic – and dangerous – girl next door!

 

WALKING DEAD HC 10
WALKING DEAD HC VOL 10 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Robert Kirkman (A/CA) Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn
Rick’s treaty with Negan and the Saviors is pushed to the limit, as both sides march toward ALL OUT WAR.
Collects The Walking Dead #109-120.

 

 

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Games
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HeroesWanted
HEROES WANTED
As soon as you saw the ad in today’s Tribune, the certainty flooded over you. At last, this is your chance, the reason for all your training! All that work waterproofing your utility belt and practicing your one-liners will finally pay off. You call into work sick, feed the cat, and turn on your police scanner, waiting nervously for the first call–or at least, the call that’s close enough for you to get there first. You’ll stop at nothing to join your heroes, The Champions of Zeta City, and woe to any wannabe crime fighters who stand in your way!
Heroes Wanted is a tactical board game for 1-5 superhero hopefuls, attempting to fulfill their dreams of becoming a member of Zeta City’s exclusive crime fighting super team: The Champions of Zeta City. Each time you play, you will create a unique superhero comprised of two hero cards. You will then choose a scenario and face a different villain (or villains), but the objective remains the same: gain as much fame as possible by KO’ing minions, completing headlines, and thwarting the villain. At the end of each game, the superhero with the most fame is the winner and joins the prestigious ranks of The Champions of Zeta City.

 

RunFightorDie
RUN, FIGHT OR DIE!
The undead hordes are back! But this time they’re not miniatures shambling around a modular board – the zombies are coming straight for you! As in most zombie games, you represent a unique character with your own character traits, except in Run, Fight, or Die! you will also have your own individual board with zombies you alone will encounter. Zombies move closer to you every round. You run from location to location, searching for weapons and survivors in a desperate attempt to stay alive. Survivors may bring new skills to help you in your desperate fight for survival, or in some cases, new challenges to overcome. In either case, every survivor provides you victory points. The game ends either when one player finds five survivors and declares the last round, or when a player reaches the town line (and the total Followers in play meets a minimum), or if a player gets bitten and turns. Be careful, some followers may turn against you, while others can slow you down. When it comes right down to it, the choice is simple: Run, Fight, or Die!

 

BlackFleet
BLACK FLEET
Pirates, merchants, and even the occasional captain of a Navy ship all seek glory and fortune on the Caribbean seas!
In the easy-to-play, tactical card-driven board game Black Fleet, you’re in command of three different types of ships: your merchant ship earns you doubloons by conveying goods from one port to another, your pirate ship by attacking and stealing goods from merchants and burying them on islands, and the Navy ships by sinking your opponents’ pirate ships. With your (not-always-honestly-won) money, you’ll improve your ships by buying advancement cards, giving you powerful additional abilities.
Outwit your opponents with fortune cards and combos, earn money faster than they do, and pay the ransom for the governor’s daughter to win the game!

 

AgeofWar
AGE OF WAR
Can you unite the clans amidst the tumult of war? Age of War is a fast-paced dice game for two to six players by world renowned game designer Reiner Knizia. You and your fellow players assume the roles of daimyos competing to unite the warring clans of feudal Japan and assume control of the nation.
During play, you muster troops by rolling seven custom dice, and you use. these troops to lay siege to one of fourteen different castles, each of which requires you to assemble a unique combination of troops in order to conquer it. Castles grant points towards your victory, and you can gain more points by uniting an entire clan. The daimyo with the most support at the game’s end is the victor!

 

smashupbiggeeky
SMASH UP: BIG GEEKY BOX
Smash Up: The Big Geeky Box is a storage case for Smash Up cards that also contains a single faction deck for the game: “The Geeks”, based on the characters and shows on the online Geek and Sundry channel, including TableTop.

 

cluefirefly
CLUE: FIREFLY COLLECTOR’S EDITION
River has been betrayed and handed over to the Alliance!  Now with CLUE®: Firefly Edition, help the Serenity crew discover who is working with the Alliance, what they used to betray River, and where on Serenity the kidnapping took place. Was it Inara with the Med Kit in the Engine Room? Or Mal with the Leather Necklace in the passenger dorm?  Solve the mystery and save River!

 

 

 

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Toys
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daenerys wonderwoman
We just received a new shipment of Pop! Vinyls, and they’re ready and waiting for YOU!!!

Our NEWEST ARRIVALS are:
Daenerys and Tyrion from Game of Thrones
Wonder Woman
Predator
Vegeta and Super Saiyan Goku from Dragon Ball Z

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