Marvel Comics’ new Princess Leia #1 arrives Wednesday March 4th!
Celebrate on Saturday the 7th at EC with our Princess Leia Day!
20% off select Star Wars merchandise!
More details coming soon! Keep checking our Facebook page:
The FIRST 50 GUESTS will get a FREE SPIDER-MAN STICKER!!!
Plus, meet SPIDER-GWEN LIVE, IN-PERSON from 11am – 2pm & 3-5pm, for pictures and autographs!!!
And at 1pm and 4pm, you can challenge Spider-Gwen to a game to win cool prizes!
As part of our celebration of the Princess Leia miniseries debuting on Wed., March 4th, Emerald City is partnering with our friends at the Florida Orchestra to bring you the most astonishing live concert event of the year!!!
On Wed., March 4th, you can enter our special raffle for a chance to win* ONE PAIR OF TICKETS to see “JOHN WILLIAMS: STAR WARS & MORE!” with conductor Bob Bernhardt, presented by the Raymond James Pops series on Sat., March 7th at 2pm at the Mahaffey Theater in downtown St. Pete!!!
“It’s a celebration of John Williams’ extraordinary film music from SUPERMAN, HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE, HOOK, E.T. and SCHINDLER’S LIST… along with a cosmic hit parade of themes from STAR WARS, THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, RETURN OF THE JEDI, A NEW HOPE and THE PHANTOM MENACE!!!”
The Tampa Bay Squad of the 501st Legion The Florida Garrison will be special guests at the concert too, to help really bring the music alive!!!
The drawing will be held on Friday, March 6th at 11am!!!
There are additional performances as well:
Fri., March 6th at 8pm at David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts & Sat., March 7th at 8pm. (Tickets to the Mahaffey performances are available at http://www.floridaorchestra.org/event_info.asp?id=272. Straz tickets are available at strazcenter.org.)
*Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)
Here’s the list of gaming events coming up!
See emeraldcitycomics.com/events for complete details
Sun Mar 1 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Pokemon League (youth)
Mon Mar 2 7:00pm – 10:30pm
DBZ Pick up Tourney
Tue Mar 3 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild – Season of the Shackles
Wed Mar 4 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Dungeons and Dragons: Encounters
Thu Mar 5 6:00pm – 9:00pm
EC! Living Card Game Night
Sat Mar 7 11:00am – 9:00pm
Super Smash Brothers Game Day!
Sun Mar 8 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Pokemon League (youth)
Mon Mar 9 7:00pm – 12:00am
Monster Hunter 4U Hunt Nights!
Tue Mar 10 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild – Season of the Shackles
Tue Mar 10 7:00pm – 11:00pm
Pathfinder Society of Florida RPG Bi-Weekly Session
Thu Mar 12 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Extra Life Guild Meeting – Event Room Closed
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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:
BLACK HOOD #1 REG CVR (MR)
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
(W) Duane Swierczynski (A) Michael Gaydos & Various (CA) Michael Gaydos
New Ongoing Series! “The Bullet’s Kiss,” Part 1 of 5. When Philadelphia police officer Greg Hettinger stepped into the middle of a gunfight, hot lead shredded his face-and he pulled the trigger, blind. Now Greg is waking up in a world where he’s a killer, hopelessly scarred and hooked on painkillers. What does a man do when he can no longer face the world, yet still wants to do good? He puts on a hood. Available with a regular die-cut cover by Michael Gaydos and variant covers by Francesco Francavilla, David Mack, Howard Chaykin, and David Williams.
CRIMINAL SPECIAL ED ONE SHOT (MR)
(W) Ed Brubaker (A) Sean Phillips, Elizabeth Breitweiser (CA) Sean Phillips
CRIMINAL COMES TO IMAGE!
To celebrate the return of CRIMINAL to print, BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS return to their award-winning title for the first time in years for a 48-page special sure the thrill their readers, old and new alike!
It’s 1976, and Teeg Lawless is doing 30 days in county jail with a price on his head, his only safe company from the savagery a beat-up old comic magazine his dead cellmate left behind. It’s CRIMINAL like you’ve never seen it before, with a comic within the comic and all those slick ’70s thrills!
“Brubaker and Phillips are the gold standard of the crime graphic novel.” – Warren Ellis
ORPHAN BLACK #1
(W) John Fawcett & Various (A) Szymon Kudranski (CA) Cat Staggs
One. Of a kind. Sarah’s life was changed dramatically after witnessing the suicide of a woman who looked just like her. Sarah learned that, not only were she and the woman clones, but there were others just like them, and dangerous factions at work set on capturing them all. Now, the mysterious world of Orphan Black widens, with new layers of the conspiracy being peeled back in this miniseries by co-creator John Fawcett!
SUICIDERS #1 (MR)
(W/A/CA) Lee Bermejo
In the post-apocalyptic city of New Angeles, killing isn’t just a crime – it’s entertainment.
When the “big one” finally hit the West Coast, Los Angeles was left in ruins. And when the U.S. government decided to cut the city loose, things went from bad to worse. To survive, L.A. did what it does best: It turned survival into entertainment.
Now, thirty years later, the city of New Angeles is thriving once more thanks to the blood sport known as SUICIDERS – a TV series that combines the spectacle of hand-to-hand combat with elaborate, high-tech obstacles that test each competitor’s ability to survive. But these competitors have an edge: They’ve been freakishly enhanced by drugs and technology. The results are both marvelous and monstrous, as the man called The Saint begins to rise above his fellow Suiciders.
SUICIDERS is a dark, post-apocalyptic epic that tells the story of a strange, brutal world, written and illustrated by Lee Bermejo, the #1 New York Times best-selling writer/artist behind JOKER, BATMAN: NOEL, LUTHOR and BEFORE WATCHMEN: RORSCHACH.
(W) Jason Latour (A/CA) Javier Rodriguez
SPIDER-GWEN SPINS INTO HER OWN SERIES!
• BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT! The breakout hit of the biggest Spider-Event of the century is taking comic shops by storm this winter with her own new ongoing series – SPIDER-GWEN!
• Gwen Stacy is Spider-Woman, but you knew that already. What you DON’T know is what friends and foes are waiting for her in the aftermath of Spider-Verse!
• From the fan-favorite creative team that brought you Spider-Gwen’s origin story in EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE, Jason Latour and Robbie Rodriguez!
THOR ANNUAL #1
(W) Jason Aaron & Various (A) Rob Guillory & Various (CA) Rafael Albuquerque
• Three stories featuring three Thors!
• Wrestling superstar CM Punk and Rob Guillory (Chew) on Young Thor’s idea for how to prove himself worthy of Mjolnir: a drinking competition!
• Noelle Stevenson (Lumberjanes) and Marguerite Sauvage tell a tale of the new Thor!
• And Jason Aaron on the Girls of Thunder’s quest to find the perfect birthday present for their grandfather, King Thor! How about a new Garden of Eden?
ONE SHOT/Rated T+
Featured Graphic Novels:
AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS HC
(W) Rick Remender (A) Various (CA) Jim Cheung
The Red Onslaught is broadcasting waves of telepathic hate across the globe – and Marvel’s greatest heroes have turned on their moral axis! What will the Avengers and X-Men find in the Red Skull’s bleak “re-education camps”? What is Tony Stark’s dark secret? And with the heroes “inverted” to evil, who will stand against them? How about an army of villains?! Magneto betrays his alliance, a founding Avenger quits, and the Scarlet Witch is forced to join Dr. Doom! And who are Kluh and the Sorceress Supreme? As the Axis of Evil strikes down the heroes, the all-new Astonishing Avengers battle the Uncanny X-Men! Witness an X-Man’s horrifying fate – and an Avenger’s appalling choice! Who will live or die? Who will remain inverted? The shocking climax will crack the Marvel Universe to its core! Collecting AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS #1-9.
FADE OUT TP VOL 01 (MR)
(W) Ed Brubaker (A/CA) Sean Phillips
BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS’ newest hit series, THE FADE OUT is an epic noir set in the world of noir itself, the backlots and bars of Hollywood at the end of its Golden Era.
A movie stuck in endless reshoots, a writer damaged from the war and lost in the bottle, a dead movie star and the lookalike hired to replace her. Nothing is what it seems in the place where only lies are true. THE FADE OUT is BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS’ most ambitious project yet.
HOWTOONS REIGNITION TP VOL 01
(W) Fred Van (A/CA) Tom Fowler
HOWTOONS returns with an all-new sci-fi DIY adventure! Celine and Tuck’s parents put them to sleep for centuries to ride out the energy crisis-but when they awake in the far future and Mom and Dad are missing, it’s the kids who have to save the day! Celine and Tuck must explore a strange new Earth using their gadgeteering skills to create projects and experiments to survive hostile tribes and bizarre mechanized threats-projects and experiments kids and parents can make themselves at home, and learn basic energy literacy at the same time!
Collects HOWTOONS: [RE] IGNITION plus backup strips/projects by series originators EAST OF WEST artist NICK DRAGOTTA and MacArthur Grant winner Saul Griffith.
COLLECTS HOWTOONS: [RE]IGNITION #1-5
SCULPTOR HC GN PX MCCLOUD SGN BOOKPLATE ED (MR)
:01 FIRST SECOND
(W/A/CA) Scott McCloud
A PREVIEWS Exclusive! The long-awaited magnum opus from superstar Scott McCloud: a spellbinding adult urban fable about a wish, a deal with Death, the price of art, and the value of life. David Smith is giving his life for his art – literally. Thanks to a deal with Death, the young sculptor gets his childhood wish: to sculpt anything he can imagine with his bare hands. But now that he only has 200 days to live, deciding what to create is harder than he thought, and discovering the love of his life at the 11th hour isn’t making it any easier! This edition includes a signed bookplate, with exclusive original bookplate art just for Diamond. Limited to 1,500 copies.
Back Issues / Vintage Comics
OH … MY … GAWD, Y’ALL!! O…M…G!! The BOOKS we got this week! WHAT … THE … CRAP!!! This may be … seriously … honestly … THE craziest batch of books we have EVER had! Scratch that — this IS the craziest batch of books we have ever had! Do you SEE all of these exclamation points I’m using?! Are you SEEING all these capitalized words I’m tossing about? All hyperbole aside folks, THIS … IS … THE … WEEK!!
By way of an example, let’s just start with a little cheapy one. We’ve got an Amazing Spider-Man #129, first appearance of the Punisher, in a CGC graded 8.0 (Very Fine) for $800. Yeah…that’s the cheap one. Sorry short change, this week’s newsletter is only for big baller types!
If that last one seemed a wee bit expensive then prepare to plotz, because the prices are only going up from here on out. How about a copy of Fantastic Four #45, introduction of the Inhumans, in a PCX graded 7.0 (Fine/Very Fine) for $1,100? Very hot books here folks, very hot, and by hot I mean desirable, not stolen.
As we continue to climb Mount Expensive Graded Comics we have nearly crested the summit; we’re three quarters of the way there but first we have to conquer the craggy spire that is Tales to Astonish #27, first appearance of Ant-Man, in a CGC graded 5.5 (Fine -) for $4,500. Forty-five Hunnerd Dollahs!! Good LORD that’s a lotta money!!
For this last one I’m not even going to tell you the price, it’s just too obscene. I’ve been too embarrassed to tell you guys the price before but this time … SERIOUSLY, you could buy an AUTOMOBILE for what it would cost you to buy this book! Like I said folks, big ballers only. It’s a Strange Tales #110, first appearance of Dr. Strange, in a PGX 9.0 (Very Fine/Near Mint) for … please inquire for pricing.
Well? Was I right or was I right? Are those some insane books or what? IT’S CRAZY DOWN HERE AT EC! WE’VE COMPLETELY LOST OUR MINDS!! Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes! The dead rising from the grave! Human sacrifice! Dogs and cats, living together! Mass hysteria!!!
MAGIC THE GATHERING CCG: DUEL DECKS ELSPETH VS. KIORA
The knight Planeswalker Elspeth Tirel sees herself as the protector of the Multiverse. She has pledged her sword and shield to all who suffer, and she summons forth impressive armies to assist her. The merfolk Planeswalker Kiora calls upon the creatures of the deepest oceans to fight at her side. She is the master of the world beneath the waves, her true power only now beginning to surface.
How will these Planeswalkers measure up when they meet in battle?
STAR WARS X-WING: WAVE VI
Bounty hunters, illicit technology, Salvaged Astromechs, pirates, and Black Sun operatives. The sixth wave of X-Wing™ starship expansions has arrived!
Most Wanted Expansion Pack
StarViper Expansion Pack
M3-A Interceptor Expansion Pack
IG-2000 Expansion Pack
X-Wing Wave VI marks the introduction of the game’s third faction, the galaxy’s Scum and Villainy, a collection of individuals loosely bound by their shady business endeavors.
Ultimately, the whole wave reflects the fact that this new faction’s pilots are less interested in teamwork and collective victories than personal gain. Their unique pilot abilities encourage different types of squadrons than those commonly employed by Rebel and Imperial players, as do their new starships, illicit upgrades, and Salvaged Astromechs.
DC HEROCLIX: JUSTICE LEAGUE – TRINITY WAR
Choose your Justice League and battle for the world’s salvation with DC HeroClix: Justice League – Trinity of Sin! With Seven Deadly Sins 3D Special Objects randomly inserted into boosters, as well as sub-themes including the Justice League of America, Justice League Dark, and the Crime Syndicate, DC HeroClix: Justice League – Trinity War features 73 figures to collect.
PATHFINDER BATTLES: ICONIC HEROES BOX SET 1
Iconic Heroes is the latest release in the Pathfinder Battles series of pre-painted plastic miniatures from WizKids Games and Paizo Publishing.
Iconic Heroes Set 1 includes six all-new miniatures featuring legendary characters from the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game universe:
Valeros, Iconic Fighter
Seelah, Iconic Paladin
Seoni, Iconic Sorcerer
Sajan, Iconic Monk
Lini, Iconic Druid
Droogami, Snow Leopard Animal Companion
Each Iconic Heroes set also includes exclusive Boon Cards (one for each miniature) for use in the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game! These special Boon Cards are only available in this Pathfinder Battles product!
Toys / Collectables
PACIFIC RIM 7-IN OTACHI ULTRA DLX AF
From the epic Pacific Rim movie! NECA’s newest boxed, ultra-deluxe kaiju action figure is the hotly anticipated, fan-demanded Otachi. One of the most deadly Category IV kaiju, Otachi is capable of flight, and can spit an acid corrosive enough to melt everything from office buildings to the armor of a Jaeger! This massive, extra-detailed figure measures nearly 18″ long and almost 7″ tall, and is to scale with our Jaeger action figures. It features over 30 points of articulation, including a fully articulated tail, plus an interchangeable tongue that can be removed to equip a sculpted “acid spitting” effect.
ROCKY CLASSIC VG 7IN AF
Rocky is the fifth figure in NECA’s successful line of classic 8-bit video game tributes. Released in 1987 for the super popular 8-bit home console, the video game Rocky is an ’80s classic. NECA’s Rocky (1987 Video Game Appearance) is a fully articulated 7″ tall figure with removable American flag that can be draped over his shoulders. Featuring over 20 points of articulation and painted in a stylized approach with a hint of cel shading. This figure comes in special window box packaging with opening flap to re-create the look and feel of the classic 1987 video game packaging.