The incredible, rampaging, indestructible HULK is now a super-sweet statue from Kotobukiya’s ARTFX+ line! It is crazy awesome, and only $64.99! Come get one!
Who is the mysterious bride of DEADPOOL?!
Well, if you play your cards right, it could be YOU!!!
Come in this Saturday, April 12th from 12-2pm and 4-6pm and take your own wedding photo with Deadpool, who will appear LIVE (or as live as he gets)!!!
Once you’ve taken your photo, you can submit it to Emerald City’s Facebook page for a chance to win a $25 Emerald City gift certificate! (2nd place gets a $10 gc, and 3rd gets a $5 gc)
Official details and rules are posted in the store!
Fine Print: In-store marriages to Deadpool are not valid. Nor are these Deadpool marriages a good idea in the first place (we give it a day, tops.)
After losing everything, Thaal Sinestro battles his frenemy Lyssa Drak to take back what’s his… including the Yellow Lantern Corps!
DC’s sure-to-be-epic series captures the fight of Sinestro’s life!
Get in on all the action when Issue #1 goes on sale at EC April 16th!
Emerald City will be participating in not just one – but TWO – museum events in April!
On April 17th, join the Museum of Fine Arts in downtown St. Pete where Emerald City will join fan-favorites Sergio Cariello (Dynamite’s The Lone Ranger), Jimmy Palmiotti (Harley Quinn, All-Star Western) and Amanda Conner (Power Girl) in their “Random Acts of Culture” event; part of their UNCHartED: Graphic Novel Panel!! You can find out more by visiting the MFA’s site at www.fine-arts.org!
On April 25th through September 13th, the Dunedin Museum will be presenting an exhibit on comic book history featuring donations from Emerald City!
You’ll find full details about the event at www.dunedinmuseum.org!
We are closed Easter Sunday, the 20th — but we’re having an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday the 19th!
It is an all-ages event starting at 11 am. Come on by and hunt for colorful eggs filled with little prizes and discounts!
Emerald City truly cares about the environment. We use paper bags when possible, and even more importantly, each week we receive – and recycle – dozens and dozens (seriously, DOZENS) of product shipping containers.
Our employees cut these boxes down and take them to the local recycling center, rather than just toss them into the dumpster. Emerald City encourages everyone to do their part to conserve resources. After all, there are 66 recycling facilities in Pinellas County! Find out where they are by visiting:
Every little bit helps!
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Featured Comic Books:
ALL NEW DOOP #1 (OF 5)
(W) Peter Milligan (A) David Lafuente, Laura Allred (CA) Michael Allred
Living in the margins of the X-Men, Doop has freaked out X-Men and readers alike. However, when he gets deeply involved in X-Men business (and in the personal life of Kitty Pryde!), Doop will be thrust into the spotlight. This adventure will prove that Doop is, in fact, the most powerful X-Man! Written by co-creator Peter Milligan (X-FORCE), covers by co-creator Mike Allred (X-FORCE, FF) and innovative interior art by David Lafuente (AVENGERS, ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN)!
BATMAN ETERNAL #1
(W) Scott Snyder & Various (A/CA) Jason Fabok
Don’t dare miss the start of the Bat-story so big it’s going to take every week of the month to tell! A massive cast of Gotham City’s best (and worst) examines the relationship between Batman, his allies and his city. In this debut issue, Commissioner James Gordon is caught on the wrong side of the law!
(W/A) Various (CA) Scott Koblish
That’s right-the day you never dreamed would come has finally arrived…Deadpool is getting MARRIED!
First up in this ENORMOUSLY OVERSIZED ISSUE is our the main feature-the biggest wedding since that one guy married that other guy as Deadpool and his mysterious bride tie the knot in a tale by Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn, & Mike Hawthorne!
THEN, we’ve rounded up EVERY writer to ever pen Wade’s series to celebrate this magical occasion! No self-respecting Poolophile can miss this one!
It’s the most important issue 27 in the history of comics!
IRON FIST LIVING WEAPON #1
(W/A/CA) Kaare Andrews
High above the city, in a multi-million dollar penthouse, Danny Rand, a.k.a. Iron Fist, “The Living Weapon,” is haunted by the consequences of choosing death over life. A message from Iron Fist’s mystical homeland of K’un-Lun brings Danny back to his blood soaked origin of betrayal and vengeance! Revenge is a weapon that cuts both ways…. Will Danny survive the bloodletting? A one-of-a-kind kung fu action epic directed by the inimitable Kaare Andrews
(W) Chris Claremont (A) Todd Nauck (CA) Chris Samnee
NIGHTCRAWLER IS BACK!
Newly-returned from the afterlife, veteran X-Man Kurt Wagner finds himself in a world that’s a far cry from the one he left: Professor Xavier is dead, Cyclops is on the run, and the X-Men are divided. But determined not to let his new lease on life go to waste, Nightcrawler hits the road alongside Wolverine, eager to right some wrongs and safeguard the future mutantkind…and he’s going to do it by the means he loves most: swashbuckling, lady-charming and-of course-BAMFing!
SHUTTER #1 (MR)
(W) Joe Keatinge (A) Leila Del (CA) Emma Rios
INDIANA JONES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY!
Marvel Knights: Hulk and GLORY writer JOE KEATINGE teams up with artist extraordinaire LEILA DEL DUCA for her Image Comics debut in an all-new ongoing series combining the urban fantasy of Fables and the globe-spanning adventure of Y: The Last Man. Kate Kristopher, once the most famous explorer of an Earth far more fantastic than the one we know, is forced to return to the adventurous life she left behind when a family secret threatens to destroy everything she spent her life protecting
Featured Graphic Novels:
100 BULLETS BROTHER LONO TP (MR)
(W) Brian Azzarello (A) Eduardo Risso (CA) Dave Johnson
The Eisner Award-winning team behind 100 BULLETS reunites to tell the story of the baddest Minuteman of all. When last we saw Lono in 100 BULLETS, Dizzy Cordova had shot him in the chest … but Lono always was too tough to die. Now, Lono finds himself in Mexico working on the side of the angels. Collects the entire eight-issue miniseries.
EAST OF WEST TP VOL 02 WE ARE ALL ONE
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Nick Dragotta
The second volume of the most exciting new book in the industry is here! “We Are All One” follows our cast around the fractured future-scape of America as we learn more about a world that’s rapidly coming to a end.
THREE TP (MR)
(W) Kieron Gillen (A) Ryan Kelly, Jordie Bellaire (CA) Jordie Bellaire, Ryan Kelly
In ancient Sparta, three Helot slaves run for lives. Pursuing them are three hundred of their Spartan masters. KIERON GILLEN (PHONOGRAM, Iron Man), RYAN KELLY (Local, Saucer Country), and JORDIE BELLAIRE (THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS, NOWHERE MEN) join forces to tell a legend for our times. Includes cover gallery, making of material, and annotations.
Shadow threatens the world of Dragons, Fairies, and Knights. But this time you are in control as you draft cards from one or more factions. By choosing your forces wisely and anticipating your opponent’s picks, it is within your power to affect the outcome of this…fairy tale.
Fairy Tale is a card game where players draft cards in order to get combos off their other cards or to grab cards they see their opponents might need. After four rounds, 12 cards will be sitting in front of players and the one with the highest score will win.
Fairy Tale provides a great introduction to the concept of drafting that, with a quick playing time of 30 minutes and a fantasy theme, makes it an ideal game for all types of gamers.
When “unmasked”- who will you be?
Attend a Masquerade of the renaissance and try to discover the identity of your opponents. Who is telling the truth? Who is bluffing? Reveal the truth all while hiding your own true identity!
The goal of the game is for players to gain the most gold pieces that they will amass either by telling the truth, or alternatively, bluffing. Players each receive a Character card, that they will switch, or not, with their opponents throughout the game play. At each turn, players have the option to either announce who they are, and therefore are able to activate the power of that Character, as long as none of the other players challenge them; to secretly look at their card; or to swap their card with another player.
In Channel A, players compete at presenting anime TV show ideas.
Shows are based on two premises selected by one player from a set of five randomly chosen premises. Each player selects up to four title word cards from their hand of ten cards and makes a pitch to the other players about their show with that title. Players then vote by secret ballot on who had the best show pitch.
Premise and Title cards are all drawn from the vast ocean of anime shows.
WE DIDN’T PLAYTEST THIS PASTED ON THEME AT ALL!
We Didn’t Playtest This Pasted-On Theme at All! brings theme to the Playtest universe – as much theme as can be added to black-and-white cards anyway. Zombies, Time Travel, Elves, Spaceships – each has its own special Thematic Conclusion event cards. This game contains all the same wacky fun as Playtest and is compatible with all of the previous expansions in addition to being playable on its own.
On your turn, you draw a card and play a card, and you’ll keep going until someone wins or everyone loses – or until the trigger condition of your Thematic Conclusion is met! Games last 1-5 minutes, and any number can play.
Toys / Collectables
AVP PREDATOR WOLF S.H.MONSTER ARTS AF
From Tamashii Nations! The second figure in the Alien vs. Predator series has been revealed! The Predator Wolf from the 2007 sequel film Alien vs. Predator: Requiem joins the S.H.MonsterArts line in stunning detail. A portion of his armor has been recreated in diecast metal, while the weaponry is molded in highly detailed ABS plastic. The Predator stands 7 1/8″ tall. Window box packaging.
DC COMICS SUPER VILLAINS POWER RING, SUPERWOMAN, ULTRAMAN ACTION FIGURES
From their Earth to ours, the villainous members of the Crime Syndicate-Ultraman, Superwoman, Power Ring, and more-invade your home with all-new action figures based on designs by superstar artist David Finch!
MARVEL COMICS AVENGERS NOW HULK ARTFX+ STATUE
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. For the very first Avengers ARTFX+ release… well, he’s big, he’s green, and he’s always angry… it’s the HULK!
Bruce Banner was a scientist studying the effects of gamma radiation when he was caught in an explosion. Rather than destroy him the energies transformed him into the massive green-skinned Hulk! The Avenger stands in a classic comic book pose, angled to the side and leaning forward with his arms outstretched. The Hulk has his leading hand open as though to taunt his enemies, though his right hand behind him is balled into a fist to deliver a mighty blow! The Hulk is fantastically detailed with intricate musculature down to his sinews and veins, and the harsh grimace on his face shows off the rage he can’t keep bottled up in battle. Banner’s alter ego wears his traditional tattered purple pants (no Hulk would be complete without them), and his skin is expertly painted with varying shades of green.
The massive Hulk stands just barely under 10 inches tall (in the ARTFX+ 1/10th scale) on his included magnetic display base. Hulk will be joined by his fellow Avengers with upcoming releases Hawkeye, Black Widow, Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor, so get him to begin your collection!