To help celebrate the Flash’s 75th Anniversary, join us on Saturday, Jan. 24th for our Flash event!
The FIRST 24 ADULT GUESTS @ 11am ONLY will receive a FREE PAIR of FLASH SUNGLASSES from the CW!!!
ALL DAY – Save 20% on ALL FLASH and select Flash “Family” merchandise*!!!
(*Excluding New and Vintage Comics and Consignment Items.)
We’ll have a FLASH GRAND PRIZE FAN PACK,
A Flash Classics Hardcover book
A Flash CW T-shirt (size Large)
A Mad Magazine Flash Action Figure
A Flash vs. Raven Mini Action Figure 2-Pack
A Flash vs. Vibe Action Figure 2-Pack
A CW Flash Baseball Cap and
A size XL Flash Costume Tee and Mask Set!!!
(Drawing on Mon., Jan. 26th.*)
AND see THE FLASH – LIVE, IN-PERSON for pics and autographs from 12:30 – 2:30pm & 4:30-6:30pm!!!
AND challenge Flash to a TABLETOP GAME RACE for FREE COMICS from 1:30 -2:30pm and 5:30-6:30pm!!!
It’s a day of fun worth racing over for – ONLY at EC!!!
*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.)
Keep checking our Facebook page or the Events page on the EC website for details!
Here’s the list of gaming events coming up!
See emeraldcitycomics.com/events for complete details
Sunday, January 25
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Pokemon League (youth)
Monday, January 26
7:30pm – 9:00pm+
Marvel Dice Masters Tourney!
Tuesday, January 27
7:00pm – 11:00pm
Pathfinder Society of Florida RPG Bi-Weekly Session
Tuesday, January 27
7:00pm – 10:00pm
Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild – Season of the Shackles
Thursday, January 29
6:00pm – 9:00pm
EC! Living Card Game Night
Thursday, January 29
7:00pm – 11:00pm
GAME OF THRONES LCG TOURNEY!
Friday, January 30
7:00pm – 11:00pm
HeroClix X-Men Event
Saturday, Jan 31
7:00pm – 12:00am
EC! Board Game Night
Sunday, Feb 1
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Pokemon League (youth)
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(Please note: the following featured items were expected to ship, but are not guaranteed to be in-stock in the case of shortages or sell-outs)
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Featured Comic Books:
GROO FRIENDS AND FOES #1
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Mark Evanier (A/CA) Sergio Aragones
Each month of this yearlong series, Groo and his faithful pooch, Rufferto, encounter a different acquaintance–or enemy–with the usual dire consequences! In #1, Groo crosses paths with Captain Ahax, the seaman with the world record for most ships sunk by the all-time stupidest character in comics! Brought to you by the award-winning team of Sergio Aragonés and Mark Evanier!
IVAR TIMEWALKER #1
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
(W) Fred Van Lente (A) Clayton Henry (CA) Raul Allen
Prehistoric empires! Dystopian futures! And everywhere in between!
From the New York Times best-selling team of Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry comes a centuries-spanning race against the clock, straight out of the pages of ARCHER & ARMSTRONG! The past, present, and future of our universe are about to meet an untimely end, and only the mysterious Ivar Anni-Padda can prevent all three from collapsing in on themselves. Unstuck in time, and pursued by enemies simultaneously across every moment of his time-lost life, can the man called Timewalker save everything that ever was, is, and will be? Get ready for a clock-stopping odyssey into the distant past and far future as the most unlikely Valiant hero of all leaps into his first history-ripping adventure!
POWERS #1 (MR)
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Michael Avon Oeming
Just in time for the debut of the long-awaited POWERS TV show comes this brand-new number one, a perfect jumping-on point for fans new and old! The Eisner Award-winning POWERS tells the story of homicide detectives Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, who are assigned cases specifically involving powers. If a superhero falls dead from the sky or a super villain is found dead in the gutter, it’s up to Walker and Pilgrim to solve the case. But having barely survived the most harrowing case of their careers and discovering government corruption of the highest level, Walker and Pilgrim are now faced with the most difficult decision they’ve ever had to make. Plus: the discovery of a power no one has ever seen before! This issue – double sized for the regular price – will also include an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of the POWERS TV show with never-before-seen pictures from the set.
(W) Kel Symons (A/CA) Nathan Stockman
Reyn is a freelance swordsman and monster hunter who also might be the last of the legendary “Wardens” of the land of Fate, whose ranks long since faded into myth. He’s haunted and driven by visions from a “guiding angel” who sets him on the path of a great quest-though Reyn’s hardly the errant knight-type. He’ll rescue and partner with the sorceress Seph, a member of a coven known as the Followers of Tek, hunted as heretics for their beliefs, but who may know what secrets Fate holds.
TWILIGHT ZONE S&S #1 (OF 4)
(W) Mark Rahner (A) Edu Menna (CA) Guiu Vilanova
A successful but deeply troubled writer returns to his home town for a book signing, to find that he’s stepped back in time to encounter his abused and maladjusted younger self. Can he save the boy from the misery coming his way? Should he, when it’s the trials he endured that made him the man he became?
ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS #1
(W) Chris Ryall, Steve Niles (A) Anthony Diecidue & Various (CA) Ashley Wood
The first-ever ONGOING Zombies vs Robots series, bringing you… new robots! A renewed zombie threat! New human survivors! And an all-new world ready for the taking from one or more of these factions… Part 1 of “Inherit the Earth!” and “The Orphan” start here!
Featured Graphic Novels:
AQUAMAN AND THE OTHERS TP VOL 01 LEGACY OF GOLD (N52)
(W) Dan Jurgens, John Ostrander (A) Lan Medina & Various (CA) Ivan Reis, Norm Rapmund
In these tales from issues #1-5 of the new series plus AQUAMAN #20 and AQUAMAN ANNUAL #1, Aquaman reunites with The Prisoner, Ya’Wara, and The Operative after they find themselves targeted by an unknown foe who wants their Atlantean artifacts!
CARTOON NETWORK SUPER SECRET CRISIS WAR TP VOL 01
(W) Louise Simonson (A/CA) Derek Charm
The devious demon Aku has called together a League of Extraordinary Villains-composed of malevolent miscreants from different cartoon universes. When their evil robots show up in the worlds of The Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10, Samurai Jack, Dexter’s Laboratory, and (even) Ed, Edd and Eddy, it’s up to all of these fearless heroes to band together and put an end to the League’s nefarious plot of inter-dimensional conquest!
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS LEGEND OF DRIZZT TP VOL 01 HOMELAND
(W) R. A. Salvatore, Andrew Dabb (A/CA) Tim Selley
Adapting the famous series by R.A. Salvatore, beginning with Book 1 of the Dark Elf Trilogy, Homeland. Travel back to strange and exotic Menzoberranzan, the vast city of the Drow and homeland to Icewind Dale hero Drizzt Do’Urden. The young prince of a royal house, Drizzt grows to maturity in the vile world of his dark kin. Possessing honor beyond the scope of his unprincipled society, young Drizzt faces an inevitable dilemma. Can he live in a world that rejects integrity?
LEGENDARY STAR-LORD TP VOL 01 FACE IT I RULE
(W) Sam Humphries (A) Paco Medina, Freddie Williams (CA) Steve McNiven
Exploding from the pages of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY! Peter Quill battles the Badoon, saves an orphanage and still finds time to flirt with the X-Men’s Kitty Pryde – all in a day’s work for the legendary Star-Lord! But when Peter is captured by a bounty hunter with a strange connection to his past, can the two make amends before he’s fed to a giant alien? A Badoon death sentence isn’t exactly Peter’s idea of a good time – luckily, he’s got an ace up his sleeve. But Star-Lord soon encounters the all-powerful Titan responsible for so much mayhem in his life: Thanos! It’s the battle to end all battles, but can Star-Lord possibly get out alive?! If he does, the vicious Mister Knife and the ancient cosmic artifact known as the Black Vortex are waiting. Collecting LEGENDARY STAR-LORD #1-5.
Back Issues / Vintage Comics
The proceeding is a transcript from this Monday’s Emerald City Annual Back Issue Summit press conference, held at the Clearwater Beach Hilton with members of local as well as online and foreign press in attendance. The following excerpt was taken from minutes 33 to 35 of the conference while Back Issue Secretary Justin Wallner was at the podium answering questions:
WALLNER: …No, Mr. Johnson has never enjoyed tomato juice … never; and I would be very surprised if he were interested in offering any explanation as to why and I doubt highly whether or not he would be inclined to answer any questions on the subject whatsoever. Next question and please try to make it better than that last one…Yeah, right here, you in the vest.
(Question posed by Annie Whittinger, greatbignerd.com)
WHITTINGER: Yes, Mr. Wallner, I wanted to ask about your organization’s recent acquisition of a copy of Nova, volume one, number one. Can you tell us anything about it’s condition, it’s price, as well as where or who from you may have acquired this book.
WALLNER (immeadiately peevish): Well that’s … I mean, I can tell you about the price and condition! It’s a fine plus, so that’s a six-five, and it’s sixty bucks (Fine+, 6.5, $60). As to where we got it … I mean why do you care? What difference does it make? Do you ask the butcher what the cow’s name was? Well, I guess if you weren’t nosey you wouldn’t be a reporter, right? It was a late Christmas present from former president Jimmy Carter, okay! Next question! Back issue related, PLEASE, and don’t ask me where I got the book in question. You there! Sharp glasses, by the way.
(Question posed by Thom Treasuree, Oxfordshire News)
Treasuree: Right, thank you. Mr. Wallner, Thanos is hot right now. What do you chaps have by way of something early and hard to find in the Thanos department?
WALLNER: Gotta love the English press. Take notes bloggers, that’s how a reporter asks a question at a press conference. We just got a copy of Logan’s Run number six back in. Vee-eff for sixty bucks (Very Fine, 8.0, $60). That’s the first solo Thanos story, classic Starlin, one of if not THE hardest to find early Thanos keys. We’ve only ever had a few of these come through the store, we’re glad to offer it. Last two questions folks, seriously, that breakfast buffet is screaming at me. You, right up front here.
(Question posed by Venom Jacksun, comixrkewl.com)
JACKSUN (thick Brooklyn accent): Eh’yo, Mr. Wallner, I hear there’s gonna be a Spider-Woman movie in the next wave of Marvel movies. Any truth to that and if so whatcha got fer Spider-Woman keys?
WALLNER (again peevish): Yeah, so okay … I guess that’s KIND OF back issue related. We got Marvel Spotlight thirty-two back in recently. First Jessica Drew Spider-Woman, hot book in good shape, vee-eff minus for fifty (Very Fine-, 7.5, $50). As to whether or not there’s going to be a Spider-Woman movie ask somebody at Marvel … I dunno scour the internet … that’s what you blogger types do, right “Venom”? Last question, let’s get this over with. Nice lady in the Voltron tee shirt.
(Question posed by Toby Ackerman, Entertainment Weekly – Ghana)
ACKERMAN: Mr. Wallner, graded comics are all the rage these days. Anything new and exciting in high grade?
WALLNER: Nice and concise, we like that. Yes, graded books are hot. Yes, we have some nice ones. Just got a copy of Death of Wolverine number four, CGC graded nine point eight Signature Series signed by Stan “The Man” Lee; it’s on consignment from our good friends over at Vault Collectibles, two hundred and fifty (CGC Graded 9.8, $250). Okay, I am utterly done here, I’m starving, see SOME of you people next year and if you vultures ate all the canteloupe off of that buffet I’ll be back to collect some dues! WALLNER OUT!! (Mr. Wallner then abruptly pulled the broadcast microphone from its stand atop the podium and proceeded to spike it hard against the dais, damaging the microphone and leaving a piercing wave of sustained feedback in the monitors.)
MAGIC THE GATHERING CCG: FATE REFORGED
Sarkhan Vol travels 1,280 years back in time, to change the moment that sealed Tarkir’s fate: the battle between Nicol Bolas and Ugin, the demise of the latter and all dragons of Tarkir (Crux of Fate). The clans still exist back in the time; they are not fighting each other but are constantly fending off the legion hordes of dragons that are terrorizing their world. Sarkhan meets khans of the past, like Yasova Dragonclaw. The history of Tarkir is rewritten.
Choice is a major theme of Fate Reforged. That’s why there are three cycles of modal cards in the set. The choice theme plays up the crossroads-of-history feel of the set. At higher rarities, abilities of choice are preceded by anchor words (namely, “Khans” and “Dragons”) that give them a bit of flavor.
Fate Reforged sees the return of the wedge clans of Tarkir, in an altered form. Hybrid mana makes a return and appears in the cost of some card effects, notably the khans. Although morph does not return, a new, similar mechanic, manifest, can put into play any card as a face-down 2/2 creature. An overlay card may be used as an reminder.
Two of the clans from Khans of Tarkir receive a new mechanic (which will also be featured in Dragons of Tarkir):
Abzan – Bolster N – Choose a creature with the least toughness among creatures you control. Put N +1/+1 counters on it.
Mardu – Dash – You may cast this spell for its dash cost. If you do, it gains haste, and it’s returned from the battlefield to its owner’s hand at the beginning of the next end step.
The other three clans retain their original mechanic:
Jeskai – Prowess
Sultai – Delve
Temur – Ferocious
The clans are juxtaposed with 5 dragon broods, which feature their own watermarks.
Fate Reforged comes available in Intro Packs, Booster Packs, Fat Packs, and Clash Packs.
MACHI KORO: THE HARBOR EXPANSION
Machi Koro: Harbor Expansion expands the Machi Koro base game by adding thirteen new types of cards: ten new establishments, one new starting establishment, and two new landmarks. The expansion adds more complexity to the game, including seaports and airports that can be upgraded with additional boats (in the case of seaports) or facilities. Players also now need to complete six landmarks instead of four. Finally, with more establishments in the game, players choose only ten for use in any single game, mixing up what’s available each time you bring it to the table.
Machi Koro: Harbor Expansion includes cards that allow for up to five players to compete at the same time (82 cards total), while Machi Koro Plus includes only the new types of cards (68 cards).
From the designer and artist of the best-selling Machi Koro card game, Diamonsters is a fast-paced monster collecting card game! In Diamonsters, each player begins with the same hand, and the first player to collect three monsters of the same type or five diamonds wins. But it’s not so simple, some monsters are more valuable than others, and some will eat the diamonds you fought so hard for! If you and your friends love Machi Koro, you’ll go into a frenzy for Diamonsters!
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ATTACK WING: WAVE 3
D&D Attack Wing is a Dungeons & Dragons tactical flight and ground combat miniatures game, featuring pre-painted dragons, siege weaponry, and troops from the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms universe.
Utilizing the FlightPath maneuver system, command your army in epic aerial and ground combat & customize your army with spells, equipment, weapons, special abilities and more!
The third wave includes The Harpy, Wyvern and Silver Dragon.
Toys / Collectables
DC BOMBSHELLS PX MIGHTY WALLET
DYNOMIGHTY DESIGN, INC
A PREVIEWS Exclusive! The Mighty Wallet is tear-resistant, water-resistant, expandable and recyclable. Made from Tyvek, these cool wallets resist tearing because of thousands of interlocking plastic fibers spun in random patterns, giving them incredible strength. The ingenious origami construction was and is the original folded Tyvek wallet designed by Terrence Kelleman. The stitch less design reinforces the materials own strength and allows these very slim wallets to instantly expand and adapt to your own personal storage needs. These new wallets feature the DC Bombshells pin-up-style artwork of Ant Lucia, and fans can choose from his vintage-esque designs of Batgirl, Catwoman, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Supergirl, or Wonder Woman.
The Avengers are incredibly stylish and retro cool on the glasses in this pint glass 4-pack!
The gang’s all here in this special “The Dark Knight Returns” 4-Pack featuring Batman, Robin, Superman, and The Joker!
Based on Frank Millers’s now-legendary designs, this is a must-have for fans of Miller’s seminal classic.
A Diamond Select Toys Release! With every new retro-style figure release, demand for Marvel Comics-based retro figures has grown, and now DST is making the toys everybody has been asking for! The Marvel Retro line will capture the nostalgia of the 1970s in a series of limited edition 8-inch figures, starting with none other than the Amazing Spider-Man. Spidey will feature a real cloth costume, as well as additional heads, outfits and accessories to turn him into your favorite version of the wall-crawler! It will all come packaged inside a deluxe window box, along with a reproduction of the classic packaging. Spidey will only be available in a limited run, so get on board now, before his amazing friends and foes join the line! Designed and sculpted by EMCE Toys!
A Diamond Select Release! Because you demanded it, the “All Good Things” Enterprise-D is back! Based on the ship’s appearance in the final episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, this ship features a third warp nacelle, measures 16 inches long and has a multitude of working lights and sounds. The saucer section separates from the drive section, and both sections come with their own display stands. It also features the voice of Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard, with real dialogue from the TV show! Comes packaged in a window box with “Try Me” functions.