Meet Spider-Man & Spider-Gwen!

On Wednesday, April 14th, Marvel Comics releases SPIDER-MAN: SPIDER’S SHADOW #1!

It’s a dark tale by Chip Zdarsky, examining what might have happened if Peter Parker never removed the alien symbiote spider-suit that eventually became Venom; and EC is celebrating the comic’s release with a Spider-Man themed “meet & greet” that Saturday!

On Saturday, April 17th, MEET SPIDER-MAN (MILES MORALES) AND SPIDER-GWEN from 11am to 2pm for FREE photo opportunities!**

Also, all Guests can enter our FREE all-day raffle to win* SPIDER-MAN Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy figures!

 

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

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

New Comics & Books for 4/14/21!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

Featured Comics:

KARMEN #2
IMAGE COMICS
(W/A/CA) Guillem March
In this second issue, Cata explores her newfound ability to fly, landing at a plaza in Palma where real-life Xisco and Cata are having a conversation that plunges her further into the depths of despair. When an ever-cheeky Karmen pops in to intervene, she and Cata sit down for a philosophical heart-to-heart.

 

DARKHAWK HEART OF HAWK #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Danny Fingeroth, More (A) More, Mike Manley (CA) Inhyuk Lee
• Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the ’90s hottest hero in three spectacular stories!
• First, an untold story from Darkhawk’s early days by creators Danny Fingeroth and Mike Manley!
• Then explore the winged hero’s cosmic years by Dan Abnett and Andrea Di Vito.
• Finally, find out what the future holds for Darkhawk by Kyle Higgins and more!

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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 4/11/21

Only one Lazer Swordz book this week but I have more.

Oh yes … there are more.

They are on Instagram and also right behind me on our wall display.

They’re right up on the wall with these guys here.

 

Truth #1-7, first appearance of Isaiah Bradley, Very Fine (8.0) set, $199.

 

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VERSUS SYSTEM 2PCG TOURNAMENT!


Sunday, June 6th from 1pm to 4pm

The triumphant return of our Versus System 2PCG Tournaments!

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

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

PRIZES!
Organized Play Kit #5 will be used as prize support. First place gets to choose either the acetate card or the playmat. The other will be raffled to a random other player.

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

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

To help ensure a safe event for everyone, please present one of the following to enter the Events Room:

  • a vaccination card showing final vaccination at least 14 days prior
  • a positive COVID test from 14 days ago through 6 months ago, or
  • a blood test from 14 days ago through 6 months ago that shows COVID antibodies

On the sales floor, please wear a face mask and maintain 6-foot social distancing. Thank you for helping keep yourself, our Team, and our Guests safe!

POWER RANGERS SIGNING WITH CAT & NAKIA!


Saturday, May 22nd from 11am to 3pm

Meet Pink Ranger Catherine Sutherland and Yellow Ranger Nakia Burrise from 11am to 3pm!**

Catherine Sutherland is known for her portrayal of Kat Hillard, the second Pink Power Ranger and later, the Pink Zeo Ranger and the first Pink Turbo Ranger in the Power Rangers television series.

Nakia Burrise is best known for her role as Tanya Sloan, the Yellow Zeo Ranger and later, the first Yellow Turbo Ranger on the television series Power Rangers Zeo and Power Rangers Turbo from 1996 to 1997.

Catherine Sutherland’s prices:

  • Autograph Photo $40
  • Selfie $40
  • 2-item combo $70
  • VIP Combo (4 items) $120
  • Voicemail / video shoutout $40
  • T-Shirt $30
  • Autographed comic book (exclusive ‘Kat’ cover) $50
  • Soul of the Dragon graphic novel – signed $50
  • Signed Pink Ranger POP $70
  • Signed Pink Ranger action figure $70

 

Nakia Burrise’s prices:

  • Autographed Photo $40
  • Selfie $40
  • 2-item package (includes 1 Autograph) $70
  • 4-item VIP package (includes 2 Autographs) $120  (Packages do not include Full Zeo Coin Set or Zeonizer)
  • T-Shirt $40
  • Zeonizer (autographed) $125
  • Full Set Zeo Coins (includes case and Autograph) $150
  • Action Figure (Autographed) $60
  • Zeo Coin (includes case and Autograph) $50
  • Graphic Novel Comic Book $30
  • Comic Books, bags $10
  • Stickers, lanyard, pins $5

(credit cards accepted – $4 fee)

For their safety, and the safety of our Team and our Guests, face masks are required and we ask all to maintain 6-foot social distancing when possible.

Agents of SLABS will be here to accept CGC autograph and grading submissions!

Level10 Certification Services will be here to facilitate Certificates of Authenticity!

 

** Scheduled to appear; subject to change without notice. See EC’s Facebook Page, or contact the store for updates.

STAR WARS SIGNING WITH RAY PARK!

 

Tuesday, May 4th from 4pm to 7pm

Meet Ray Park, the actor who portrayed Darth Maul in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, from 4pm to 7pm!**

Park also appeared in Sleepy Hollow as The Headless Horseman, X-Men as Toad, and GI Joe Retaliation as Snake Eyes.

These are Ray Park’s prices:
• Autograph $60
• Selfie $60
• Combo $100

For Ray’s safety, and the safety of our Team and our Guests, face masks are required and we ask all to maintain 6-foot social distancing when possible.

Agents of SLABS will be here to accept CGC autograph and grading submissions!

Level10 Certification Services will be here to facilitate Certificates of Authenticity!

New Games! 4/9/2021

DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS PLAYMATS

Up your game at your next game night with these official Dungeons & Dragons playmats showcasing highly detailed and vibrant cover artwork from popular role playing game.

Made with a premium fabric top to prevent damage to cards, minatures and dice during game play for tabletop gamers. With dimensions of approximately 24″ X 13-1/2″, this playmat is also the perfect decorative over sized mouse pad for computer and laptop workstations. Non-slip rubber backing lets the playmat lay flat and prevents it from shifting during use.

 

 

CRYO

A mission gone wrong. Tensions continued to mount aboard your colony ship as the days dragged on. An anonymous act of sabotage has sent the ship plummeting to the surface of a frozen uncharted planet. Damaged beyond repair, the scattered remains will do little to protect you from the brutal cold.

In the engine-building, worker placement game Cryo, leaders of separate, hostile factions compete to survive and claim control over the underground caverns on a remote icy planet. You need to act quickly and strategically to avoid further sabotage from other factions. Send drones out from your engineering platform to scavenge resources and save your crew still in cryostasis. Gather different materials to upgrade and customize your platform, fine-tuning new actions to suit your individual strategy. Utilize multi-use cards to your advantage, and claim the underground caverns for your faction to survive.

Though unplanned, a new chapter for humanity has begun. Scavenge, build, explore, and lead your faction to victory within this frozen world before the sun sets!

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New Comics & Books For 4/7/21!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

 

Featured Comics:

STAR WARS HIGH REPUBLIC #4
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Cavan Scott (A) Ario Anindito (CA) Phil Noto
THE JEDI TURNED AGAINST EACH OTHER?!
• AVAR KRISS and her band of brave JEDI helpless in the clutches of a traitor in their midst.
STARLIGHT BEACON under attack from an insidious foe. Danger from an age-old enemy.
• Who is really pulling the strings on the distant planet of SEDRI?
• Plus: The secret history of the terrifying DRENGIR revealed.

 

MAGIC THE GATHERING (MTG) #1
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Jed MacKay (A) Ig Guara (CA) Matteo Scalera
* A new beginning for the pop culture phenomenon of Magic starts here from Jed MacKay (Marvel’s Black Cat) and Ig Guara (Marvel’s Ghost-Spider), perfect for new readers and long time fans.
* Across the vast Multiverse, those gifted with a “spark” can tap into the raw power of Magic and travel across realms -they are Planeswalkers.
* When coordinated assassination attempts on Guildmasters Ral Zarek, Vraska and Kaya rock the city of Ravnica and leave Jace Belleren’s life hanging in the balance, a fuse is lit that threatens not just these three Guilds, but the entire plane of Ravnica.
* Now these three must covertly infiltrate the wild plane of Zendikar and form a tenuous alliance to uncover why the targets of the assassins have all been Planeswalkers…
* …which will lead them straight to one of the most enigmatic characters in Magic history!

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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 4/2/21

Well, it’s been a little while now.

I suppose it might be time to quickly remind everyone that Lazer Swordz are FOREVER!

Lazer.

Swordz.

FOREVER!

 

Star Wars Tales #13, first appearance of an infant of Yoda’s species (it’s not Grogu though), Very Fine/Near Mint Minus (9.2), $59.

 

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New Comics & Books for 3/31/21!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

Featured Comics:

SILK #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Maurene Goo (A) Takeshi Miyazawa (CA) Stonehouse
By day Cindy Moon is an intrepid reporter for the upstart new media empire Threats & Menaces under her old boss, J. Jonah Jameson. By night, she’s Silk, crime fighting super hero! But those worlds are about to collide, as an investigation into a series of gangland murders puts Silk and everyone she loves in danger! Who is this powerful new player in New York’s underworld, where did she come from, and what is she doing with that strange cat demon? It will take all of Cindy’s prowess as reporter and hero to find the answers…and stay alive! Written by Maurene Goo (I Believe in a Thing Called Love) and drawn by Takeshi Miyazawa (RUNAWAYS, GHOST SPIDER), Cindy is on assignment, and nothing can stop her!

 

WITCHBLOOD #1
VAULT COMICS
(W) Matthew Erman (A/CA) Lisa Sterle
A modern, Wild West road trip about a witch named Yonna cruising the Southwest as a band of bloodthirsty biker vampires, The Hounds of Love, hunt her scattered coven for the source of all magic: witch blood. From the critically acclaimed creators of The Modern Witch Tarot Deck and Long Lost comes WITCHBLOOD, a blend of action, lore, and Americana-perfect for fans of Buffy and American Gods.

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Recommendations for New Books & Comics expected JUNE 2021!

 

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

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

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

From the Previews Catalog #391, APRIL 2021 (for books arriving mainly in JUNE 2021)…

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

COMPASS #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Robert Mackenzie, Dave Walker (A/CA) Justin Greenwood
GREG RUCKA proudly presents a new direction in adventure with… COMPASS!
Shahidah El-Amin is many things: scholar, cartographer, astronomer, mathematician, scientist, explorer, adventurer, and – when need be – two-fisted fighter. Setting out from Baghdad’s legendary House of Wisdom during the Islamic Golden Age, Shahi’s quest brings her to 13th-century Britain… where the Welsh are whispered to possess the secret of eternal life. But Shahi’s not the only one after it…
Re-teaming from the pages of THE OLD GUARD: TALES THROUGH TIME, writers ROBERT MACKENZIE and DAVE WALKER (LAZARUS SOURCEBOOK) and artist JUSTIN GREENWOOD (Stumptown, THE FUSE, THE LAST SIEGE) take you on a breathless race. Follow the Compass to unlock the secrets of the ancient world!

 

 

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

 

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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 3/27/21

Hey! HEY!

How about these old humor mags here!

Classic yucks from back in the day here folks!

Hard to find these old funny books, so if you like ’em you better grab ’em.

Truly rare finds here so don’t miss your shot at these.

 

Mad #1, CGC 6.5 (Fine Plus), $2,999.

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New Comics & Books for 3/24/21!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

Featured Comics:

CARNAGE BLACK WHITE AND BLOOD #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Al Ewing & Various (A) Sara Pichelli & Various (CA) Sara Pichelli
CARNAGE RULES!
Witness the cerebral chaos caused by CARNAGE, brought to life by some of the greatest creators at Marvel!
But beware, True Believers, true to their titular character’s namesake, these spine-chilling tales are not for the faint of heart and presented in BLACK, WHITE AND BLOOD!

 

HARLEY QUINN #1
DC Comics
(W) Stephanie Phillips (A/CA) Riley Rossmo
Ahem! You better read this closely, ’cause we’ve got a red-hot relaunch on our hands here—and I should know! Harley Quinn here to let everyone know that I got a brand-new monthly series here with a brand-new status quo. I’m coming back to Gotham City to make up for the sins of my past, and help the city recover from “The Joker War”! But there’s no welcoming committee waiting for me, your favorite Maid of Mischief! And between you and me, some real creeps are working to keep the city broken. We can’t let that happen, can we? Rising-star writer Stephanie Phillips, my new partner in crime, takes me into a bold new era with her partner in artistic crime Riley Rossmo, who I gotta say designed a real nice new costume for me. You’re not gonna wanna miss this one, folks!

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New Games! 3/19/2021

DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS: CANDLEKEEP MYSTERIES

An anthology of seventeen mystery-themed adventures for the world’s greatest roleplaying game.

Candlekeep attracts scholars like a flame attracts moths. Historians, sages, and others who crave knowledge flock to this library fortress to peruse its vast collection of books, scribbled into which are the answers to the mysteries that bedevil them. Many of these books contain their own mysteries—each one a doorway to adventure. Dare you cross that threshold?

Candlekeep Mysteries is a collection of seventeen short, stand-alone D&D adventures designed for characters of levels 1-16. Each adventure begins with the discovery of a book, and each book is the key to a door behind which danger and glory await. These adventures can be run as one-shot games, plugged into an existing Forgotten Realms campaign, or adapted for other campaign settings.

This book also includes a poster map of the library fortress and detailed descriptions of Candlekeep and its inhabitants.

 

 


POKEMON TCG: BATTLE STYLES

Be a titan full of power, or strike with impossible speed—it all depends on your martial mastery! Channel the power of Pokémon V like Mimikyu V, Tyranitar V, Empoleon V, and more. You’ll also find a handful of impressive Pokémon VMAX, including Gigantamax Urshifu in both Single Strike and Rapid Strike styles! Unleash epic smashups with the Sword & Shield—Battle Styles expansion!

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New Comics & Books for 3/17/21!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

Featured Comics:

ULTRAMEGA #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) James Harren (A/CA) James Harren, Dave Stewart
A cosmic plague has spread, transforming everyday people into violent, monstrous kaiju. Only the Ultramega – three individuals imbued with incredible powers – hold the line against this madness. Their battles level cities and leave untold horror in their wake. Now, the final reckoning approaches for the Ultramega… but is this a war they can even win?
Fight monsters and stand with humanity in this new Skybound original from the greatest artist of his generation, JAMES HARREN (RUMBLE, BPRD) and Eisner Award-winning colorist DAVE STEWART. Each issue is extra-sized, with a 60-page debut that can barely contain its giant heroes, creatures, and devastation!

 

BLACK KNIGHT CURSE EBONY BLADE #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Simon Spurrier (A) Sergio Davila (CA) Iban Coello
THE GREATEST KNIGHT OF THEM ALL RIDES AGAIN!
Dane Whitman is the BLACK KNIGHT and wielder of the magical EBONY BLADE, but the blade’s power comes at a terrible price. Dane forever bears the burden of its curse: an insatiable lust for blood and mayhem that constantly threatens to swallow its owner in darkness. Must that be Dane’s fate? Following the battle against the KING IN BLACK, a reinvigorated Dane has a greater sense of purpose than ever before. But his sword is the key to a new enemy’s evil plan and only the Black Knight can prevent the coming death and destruction. This conflict spanning mythical Camelot to modern-day NYC will test Dane like never before and challenge everything he believes about himself, the Ebony Blade, and the entire history of the Black Knight! Guest starring the AVENGERS!

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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 3/17/21

Got a few Modern Age keys this week including one issue featuring a character that I didn’t even know existed until I priced her first appearance.

 

Had any of you ever heard of Vampire By Night before now?

 

If the answer is yes, then that’s a big hats off to you because you, my friend, have a truly encyclopedic knowledge of the Marvel Universe.

 

Batman Beyond #1, first comic appearance of Terry McGinnis, Very Fine Plus (8.5), $599.

 

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New Games! 3/12/2021

OVERBOSS

In Overboss, rival Boss Monsters emerge from their dungeons to conquer the Overworld. Each turn, players draft and place terrain tiles and monster tokens. Their goal: to craft the map with the greatest Power and become the ultimate Overboss!

Designed by Aaron Mesburne and Kevin Russ (Calico), this fast-paced game combines drafting, set collection, and puzzly tile laying. It’s set in the retro-inspired pixel art world of Brotherwise Games’ best-selling Boss Monster, but this is an entirely new experience.

Build your map by drafting Forests, Swamps, Caves, Camps, Graveyards, Dungeon Entrances and other landscapes. Each terrain type has a different point value, and some increase in Power as you acquire larger sets. Players must balance optimal placement, set values, and disrupt their opponents’ sets. You’ll also need to manage monsters, which award points when grouped together or placed on matching terrain.

The game includes everything needed for up to 5 players: over 120 terrain tiles, over 100 monster tokens, 5 double-sided player boards, a scorepad, and more.

 

 

BOSS MONSTER: VAULT OF VILLAINS EXPANSION

The vault is open and the world of Boss Monster will never be the same!

Boss Monster: Vault of Villains features a treasure trove of gameplay variety:

Upgrade your dungeon by hiring one of 15 all-new Minibosses!
Generate Coins to unlock new powers with 35 new Rooms
Expand your 5-6 player games with new Crash Landing cards
New Bosses, Spells, and more!

With Vault of Villains, you can combine any of your Boss Monster sets, from the original to Rise of the Minibosses. Keep your game balanced while creating endless gameplay combinations. So step into the Vault of Villains ..and become the ultimate Boss!

New Comics & Books for 3/10/21!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

Featured Comics:

KARMEN #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W/A/CA) Guillem March
Spanish writer and artist GUILLEM MARCH is best known for his ongoing, extensive work with DC Comics on Batman, Catwoman, and Harley Quinn and has worked as an artist on several graphic novels including the English editions of Monika with Titan Comics and The Dream with Europe Comics. Here, he takes up his pen for an edgy new FIVE-PART SERIES about a highly unconventional angel named Karmen and the young woman she takes under her wing when a case of heartbreak strikes hard. Packed with surprises and metaphysics, this gorgeously drawn series deploys tenderness and humor as it dives deep into topics that matter.

 

NON-STOP SPIDER-MAN #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Joe Kelly (A) Chris Bachalo, Dale Eaglesham (CA) Chris Bachalo
Get ready for the most action-packed, pulse-pounding, adrenaline-pumping comic OF ALL TIME! As the name implies, once you read page one, panel one, SPIDER-MAN DOES NOT STOP! A mystery at Empire State University thrusts Spider-Man into an adventure that starts in uptown Manhattan and will take him around the world, pitting him against Marvel Universe villains old and new and give you a Spider-Man adventure (and Spider-Man) the likes of which you’ve never seen.
THIS BOOK IS NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART, SO CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE READING!

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SECOND SIGHT PUBLISHING SIGNING!


Saturday, March 27th from 11am to 3pm

Meet the creators from new Second Sight Publishing titles: SPIKE JARRELL, ALFRED PAIGE, and ARON POHARA!

Larry Spike Jarrell (comic book creator/writer/artist) has been in the comics industry for 30+ years and has created Stars End, Lady Freedom, and The Nunnery. Additionally Larry has contributed to two books for Caliber Comics. He will be offering commissions and free autographs on copies of Lady Freedom and Stars End. He will also have some copies of exclusives that were offered for preorders.

LADY FREEDOM #1
(W) Arthur Bellfield (A/CA) Spike Jarrell
Introduction to the concept of the Superverse and the first appearance of Lady Fredom, Scarlet, Camille and Black Valkyrie. Lady Freedom is Natalie Cloudrider a Native American US Army Sergeant that volunteers for the Freedom Fighter Program. We join the story sometime after she has donned the uniform and is about to take on her first major challenge-taking down the villainous Black Valkyrie.

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20% off UNDERSTANDING COMICS until April 7th 2021!

This photo was taken at our previous EC Book Club meeting to discuss BATMAN YEAR ONE!

Stop by to get 20% off your copy of UNDERSTANDING COMICS, then join us on Zoom April 7th at 6:30pm to talk about it!