Black Friday Sale!

FRIDAY 11/27/20 11AM – 3PM:

25% OFF EVERYTHING IN THE STORE!

(EXCEPT COMICS ON THE “NEW WALL”)

THIS INCLUDES GRAPHIC NOVELS, BACK ISSUES, VINTAGE & KEY BACK ISSUES, TOYS, STATUES, GAMES, APPAREL, POSTERS, TRADING CARDS, AND SUPPLIES FOR COMICS & CARDS & GAMES!

(consignment items excluded from all sales & rewards)

Cyber Monday Online Sale!

All day Monday, November 30th, EVERY ITEM on our online shop will be 10% OFF the listed prices!

(does not combine with any other discounts or rewards)

New Comics & Books for 11/25/2020!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

Featured Comics:

X OF SWORDS DESTRUCTION #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jonathan Hickman, Tini Howard (A/CA) Pepe Larraz
The wheel of fortune turns. The unfortunate fall.
A sword against the darkness.

 

X-O MANOWAR (2020) #2
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
(W) Dennis “Hopeless” Hallum (A) Emilio Laiso (CA) Christian Ward
A new threat emerges from the fires of X-O’s latest battle!
Can X-O save the day, or does the world need a new kind of hero?

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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 11/20/20

I had some reservations about featuring the copy of Killing Joke this week because it’s the only book out of the four whose price doesn’t end in a nine.

That’s The Joker for you I suppose.

That dude is always throwing off the equilibrium, isn’t he?

Batman: The Killing Joke, first print, Very Fine/Near Mint (9.0), $75.

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New Games! 11/20/2020

MAGIC THE GATHERING: COMMANDER LEGENDS

Every Pack Is Legendary

71 new Legends. Unbelievable reprints. New mechanics. And — wait for it — Draft Boosters for Commander players! Experience the ultimate multiplayer format like never before.

 

 


SLIP STRIKE ORANGE AND BLUE

Slip Strike is a competitive two-player game in which agents have slipped into another dimension to fight it out using teleportation, time-travel, and a variety of weapons.

Each round, both players select two cards from their hand of ten as their actions, placing them face down. They simultaneously reveal these actions one at a time, resolving them one after the other. Each player is trying to strike their opponent while avoiding a strike themselves. If a player takes a strike, they lose the game, but that player can permanently discard a teleport card to “Slip” out of the location, time-traveling to a time when they were not there. Eventually you or your opponent will run out of the ability to Slip, and then the victor will successfully knock that player out of the dimension and win the game.

Slip Strike is normally a two-player game, but by combining the blue and orange editions — each of which has different art and asset cards — you can play with up to four in the same game.

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New Comics & Books for 11/18/20!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

Featured Comics:

DARK NIGHTS DEATH METAL #5
DC COMICS
The Darkest Knight has won. With absolute power at the villain’s fingertips, Wonder Woman and the rest of the DC heroes are nothing to him. As the Darkest Knight turns his sights to his true goal, remaking the Multiverse in his image, can Earth’s heroes rally together to make a last stand?

 

VENOM #30
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Donny Cates (A) Luke Ross (CA) Geoff Shaw
THIS IS IT!
The face-melting finale to VENOM BEYOND, by Donny Cates and special guest illustrator LUKE ROSS! Trapped at the mercy of the dangerous new foe called CODEX, Eddie Brock will have to make an impossible choice!

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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 11/13/20

Mixed bag this week.

Little bit of everything here, except Marvel.

That’s not really by design or anything, but do bear in mind that I showed you lovely folks nothing but Marvels last week.

Fair and equal representation of everything the comics world has to offer.

That’s what we try to have for you here at EC!

Green Lantern Green Arrow #85, classic Speedy drug story, Very Good Plus (4.5), $75.

 

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New Games! 11/13/2020

ANIMAL ADVENTURES RPG: STARTER SET

Created for beginners, this RPG starter set is your gateway into the magical world of Animal Adventures and roleplaying games. Inside is everything you need to play a thrilling RPG campaign, with no experience needed (and awesome miniatures compatible with any tabletop RPG!).

Explore exciting locations, face fearsome and fantastical beasts, and have fun!

 

 


STAR TREK FLUXX

Journey home from the Delta Quadrant aboard the Starship Voyager! The fourth Fluxx-style excursion into the Star Trek universe features Captain Janeway and her crew along with plenty of their enemies: The Kazon, Species 8472, and, of course, the Borg. You will also find several Timeships, the Holographic Doctor’s mobile emitter, and Janeway from the Future.

The usual ever-changing rules of Fluxx apply, with a few new twists like the Caretaker and Ancestor’s Eve.

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New Comics & Books for 11/11/20!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

Featured Comics:

STAR WARS DARTH VADER #7
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Greg Pak (A) Raffaele Ienco (CA) Daniel Acuna
PAIN LEADS TO ANGER AND ANGER LEADS TO AN ELEMENT FROM EPISODE IXX!
o As DARTH VADER battered and broken by the EMPEROR as punishment for his rebellion, drags himself across the blasted surface of MUSTAFAR with vengeance on his mind!
o But can he survive the onslaught of a certain mysterious SITH ASSASSIN?
o And how will his world change when he learns his enemy’s GREATEST SECRET?!!

 

DARK NIGHTS DEATH METAL INFINITE HOURS EXXXTREME #1
DC COMICS
Pull up a chair, ya bastiches-it’s time for Uncle Lobo’s Infinite Hour! It’s your chance to let the Main Man Lobo-tomize you with familiar yet freaky stories of the DC Universe, exactly as he remembers them: with blood and guts and exxxtreme gratuitous violence! Tell yer comics guy to put you down for alllll the copies!

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PREORDER NOW: KING IN BLACK #1 GREG HORN VARIANTS!

GREG HORN SIGNING!


Sunday, December 6th from 1pm to 3:30pm**

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, please wear a face mask and maintain a 6-foot distance from other Guests – both inside the store and outside in line.

Depending on how many Guests are in the store, we may ask new Guests to wait outside until the store is less full.

Thank you for helping us keep everyone healthy and safe!

Emerald City Comics is happy to be a part of Greg Horn’s “KNULL AND UNAVOIDABLE” signing tour! This comic store extravaganza will involve 6 Florida stores over 5 days, and will showcase Horn’s Super Secret Tour Variant for Marvel Comics’ King in Black #1 – he’s not unveiling the cover until December 2nd, the Marvel Comics release date for the regular covers of King in Black #1!

 

The secret cover is actually his “C” cover – and we are pre-selling copies of his exclusive “A” and “B” covers, which we’ll have for the signing!

Preorder now:
https://shop.emeraldcitycomics.com/collections/king-in-black-1-gren-horn-exclusive-covers

You can purchase the “A” cover alone, limited to 3,000 copies worldwide, for $19.99…

OR, you can purchase a set of the “A” & “B” covers – cover B is limited to only 1,000 copies worldwide – for $49.99…

 

This cover is an homage to Erik Larsen’s cover of Amazing Spider-Man #347!

 

Greg Horn alone will have his exclusive Super Secret Tour Variant “C” cover at the signing for between $40 and $60 signed! (final price to be determined soon).

He charges $10 for an autograph with a Certificate of Authenticity, or $20 for comics to be graded.

 

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

 

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

LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY!


Wednesday, November 25th from 11am to 7pm

It’s the best New Comics Wednesday of the year! It’s LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY (LCSD) – the day celebrating the independent spirit of local comic book specialty shops, and EC is a proud participant! Join us as we celebrate your support of local business!

Shop for SPECIAL LCSD-EXCLUSIVE ITEMS! (Quantities are VERY limited!)

FREE all-day raffle to win* a LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY PRIZE PACK!

The prize pack consists of a number of LCSD-EXCLUSIVE COMICS:
(please note that some of these comics are intended for mature readers)

  • LCSD 2020 DUNE HOUSE ATREIDES #2 OF 12 FOIL VAR
  • LCSD 2020 ICE CREAM MAN #20
  • LCSD 2020 INVINCIBLE #1 GOLD FOIL LOGO VAR
  • LCSD 2020 MIGHTY MORPHIN #1 FOIL VAR
  • LCSD 2020 MONSTRESS TALK-STORIES #1 OF 2 GOLD FOIL VAR
  • LCSD 2020 OTHER HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE #1 OF 5 JAMAL CAMPBELL SILVER METALLIC INK VAR
  • LCSD 2020 POWER RANGERS #1 FOIL VAR
  • LCSD 2020 SOMETHING IS KILLING CHILDREN #1 FOIL VAR
  • LCSD 2020 SPAWN #312 CVR E MCFARLANE
  • LCSD 2020 X OF SWORDS DESTRUCTION #1 HENRICHON VAR
  • WITCHER FADING MEMORIES #1 OF 4 CVR A – LCSD 2020

See images and descriptions of the comics here!

 

* 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.

DOCTOR WHO COMICS DAY!


Saturday, November 21st from 11am to 8pm

Celebrating the 11/18/20 release of DOCTOR WHO COMICS #1, featuring the 10th and 13th Doctors!

First 50 Guests get a free CUT-OUT TARDIS! We will also have free coloring pages and word searches while supplies last!

Free all-day raffle* for a TARDIS backpack and a “4 Doctors” mug featuring the 9th through 12th Doctors!

Meet the original Red Power Ranger & Zordon – AUSTIN ST. JOHN & DAVID J. FIELDING!

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, please wear a face mask and maintain a 6-foot distance from other Guests – both inside the store and outside in line.

Depending on how many Guests are in the store, we may ask new Guests to wait outside until the store is less full.

Thank you for helping us keep everyone healthy and safe!

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

Level10 Certification Services will be here to facilitate Certificates of Authenticity!  Their $10 fee includes a Certificate of Authenticity, Funko POP protector – or if it’s a comic, enclosed in a mylar sheet and backboard.

Uncle Louie G St. Pete will be here, serving homemade gourmet ITALIAN ICES!

[Select “Read More” for more pricing information, and for actor biographies!]

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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 11/7/20

SYMBIOTES!!

We’ve got ’em!

Who wants ’em?!

Apparently most people seem to want ’em so come and get ’em before we ain’t got ’em no more!

Just like our last copy of Amazing Spider-Man #300; that one there…we ain’t got that one no more!

Don’t you worry your pretty little heads about that though, we’ll get another one soon…probably?

Amazing Spider-Man #252, first appearance of the symbiote costume, Very Fine Minus (7.5), $125.

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EC BOOK CLUB – UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL: POWERS OF A SQUIRREL

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

The Emerald City Book Club meets the FIRST WEDNESDAY of the month from 6:30-7:30 pm, in “The Hub” at the center of the store (or by remote conference on Zoom during the COVID-19 crisis), to chat about the featured book. We usually begin each meeting with a “Comics 101” slideshow giving some historical, artistic, or social background on the book, and then we dive right into discussion!

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Emerald City is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: EC Book Club – December 2nd (part 1)
Time: Dec 2, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/77930776705?pwd=ZDM4Sys4aUtCVGVobENzOWNsdmZKdz09

Meeting ID: 779 3077 6705
Passcode: ecbc

PART 2 OF THE MEETING:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/72406366123?pwd=d054QzRta2ZwajJMY3YySEE3bHc0Zz09

Meeting ID: 724 0636 6123
Passcode: ecbc

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The featured book for the next meeting will be announced at the end of the current ECBC meeting. That book is 20% OFF for the month leading up to its ECBC meeting! (The discount will be calculated at the register, and does not combine with any other discounts or programs).

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

This month’s featured book is…

UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL: POWERS OF A SQUIRREL
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Ryan North (A) Erica Henderson (CA) Gurihiru
Eating nuts. Kicking butts. No ifs, ands or buts. Thanos. Fin Fang Foom. Deadpool. They have all fallen to her squirrel-based might – all completely, indisputably in canon. Now the Sciuridae super hero is about to face her biggest challenge yet: majoring in computer science at Empire State University! Oh, and also Galactus. But that college thing is the really hard bit. Can the bright-eyed, bushy-tailed Doreen Green balance her studies with battling bad guys like Kraven the Hunter, Whiplash and – yes! – the Devourer of Worlds? And can she pull it all off without her new comp-sci friends seeing through her seemingly foolproof secret identity? With furry pal Tippy-Toe by her side and the best theme song in comics burrowing into your head, you’re about to find out why you just can’t beat Squirrel Girl!

New Comics & Books for 11/4/2020!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

Featured Comics:

WEB OF VENOM EMPYRES END #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Clay McLeod Chapman (A) Guiu Villanova (CA) Philip Tan
KNULL IS COMING VARIANT ALSO AVAILABLE
SPINNING OUT OF EMPYRE, KNULL’S DOMAIN BEGINS!
• FOR WEEKS, chaos engulfed Earth and space alike. First, the corpse of serial killer Cletus Kasady was bonded to a remnant of a mysteriously powerful alien symbiote, resurrecting his psychotic alter ego, Carnage.
• THEN, the generations-long Kree/Skrull conflict reached a brutal head on Earth, with shocking and unforeseen consequences.
• MEANWHILE one ancient entity at the edge of the universe has awoken. Born of hate and darkness, it’s the entity that feeds on chaos and brutality-and one group of unlucky fighters is about to face it head-on…

 

BATMAN #102
DC COMICS
Bruce Wayne and the city he loves have changed dramatically following the events of “The Joker War,” but Batman and his mission are eternal. But not everyone thinks that should be the case… The mysterious vigilante known as Ghost-Maker has known Bruce since they were teenagers, and he’s made his decision. It’s time Gotham City had a new hero.

 

CROSSOVER #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Donny Cates (A) Geoff Shaw, Dee Cunniffe (CA) Geoff Shaw, Dave Stuart
The creative powerhouses behind the bestselling, critically acclaimed GOD COUNTRY, Thanos Wins, and REDNECK returns for the biggest launch of the year.
Imagine everything you thought was fantasy…was real. And now join us, in a world where reality is dead…and anything is possible…

 

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Recommendations for New Books & Comics expected JANUARY 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 #386, NOVEMBER 2020 (for books arriving mainly in JANUARY 2021)…

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

 

BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH MONSTERS HC
FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
(W/A/CA) Barry Windsor-Smith
Created over a period of 35 years, Barry Windsor-Smith’ Monsters is a tour de force of visual storytelling. Part family drama, part espionage thriller, part metaphysical journey, it is an intimate portrait of individuals struggling to reclaim their lives and an epic political odyssey across two generations of American history. Monsters is rendered in Windsor-Smith’s impeccable technique, the visual storytelling being the most sophisticated of the artist’s career. There are passages of heartbreaking tenderness, of excruciating pain, and devastating violence. It is surely one of the most intense graphic novels ever drawn.

 

 

 

HAHA #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) W. Maxwell Price (A/CA) Vanesa R. Del Rey
ICE CREAM MAN writer W. MAXWELL PRINCE brings his signature style of one-shot storytelling to the world of clowns-and he’s invited SOME OF THE COMIC INDUSTRY’S BEST ARTISTS to join him for the ride.
HAHA is a genre-jumping, throat-lumping look at the sad, scary, hilarious life of those who get paid to play the fool-but these ain’t your typical jokers.
With issues drawn by VANESA DEL REY (REDLANDS), GABRIEL WALTA (Vision), ROGER LANGRIDGE (Thor), and more, HAHA peeks under the big top, over the rainbow, and even inside a balloon to tell a wide-ranging slew of stories about “funny” men and women, proving that some things are so sad you just have to laugh.

 

 

 

RAIN LIKE HAMMERS #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W/A/CA) Brandon Graham
KING CITY AND PROPHET writer and artist BRANDON GRAHAM returns with an all-new OVERSIZED FIVE-ISSUE SERIES!
Eugene is a new inhabitant of Elephant, a walking city on the desert world of Crown Majesty. Far from friends and family, he spends most of his time navigating melancholy daydreams, toying with alien technology, and researching the best places to find high-quality fast food. At best, his life is lonely and monotonous-but all of that changes when a mysterious force begins destroying Crown Majesty’s walking cities!

 

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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 10/30/20

Happy Halloween!

WOOOOOOOOO!

That’s my spooky ghost … sound?

I guess it’s a groan?

Is that what the ghost sound is supposed to be, a groan?

They’re groaning because they’re so bummed to be dead, I guess?

Well, at any rate – Happy Halloween!

WOOOOOOOOO!

 

Elvira Mistress Of The Dark #2, CGC Signature Series 9.6 (Near Mint Plus) signed by Cassandra “Elvira” Peterson, $150.

 

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New Games! 10/30/2020

GODS LOVE DINOSAURS

How do you make an ecosystem flourish with just enough of every life form in the chain to supply you with dinosaurs to dominate the lands? Resources are scarce, animals can go extinct in an area, and everyone must eat to survive — so moves must be cunning. Life hangs in the balance…

In Gods Love Dinosaurs, a cheeky, wild, and timeless take on the scientific tale as old as life itself, you are a god who has been tasked with designing an ecosystem with a sustainable food chain of predator and prey animals. But you just love dinosaurs, so all you really want to do is to make as many of them as possible!

Each turn, you’ll add one tile to your ecosystem, which will add new animals and give them room to grow. Every so often, your dinosaurs will tromp around your ecosystem eating all the animals. The more they eat, the more eggs they lay — and the more points you score! Just be careful not to overeat, or there won’t be enough food to keep your dinosaurs alive the next time.

 

 


DEVIL MAY CRY: THE BLOODY PALACE

Devil May Cry: The Bloody Palace is an easy to learn, fast-paced, and dynamic experience where style counts for everything. Take control of one of Devil May Cry’s iconic demon hunters, Dante, Nero, Trish, or even the newest addition to the series, the mysterious V.

Players will be trying to outscore each other by building the most impressive attack combos. Utilising the cards in their hand to build the biggest combo chain; the longer the chain the more Style Points you’ll score.

Will you keep pushing your combo or will you claim it early? A bigger combo scores more points, but a single hit from the demons surrounding you can break the chain!

The winner is the devil hunter who can score the most Style Points after a set number of enemy waves; featuring hordes of Empusa, behemoth Antenora, and towering bosses!

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