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Princess Leia Day is 3/7/15 @ EC! Newsletter 2/27/15

 

PRINCESSLEIA
PRINCESS LEIA DAY!!!
Saturday, March 7th from 11am to 9pm

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:
http://facebook.com/emeraldcitycomics

 
spidergwen
SPIDER-GWEN @ EC!!!
Saturday, February 28th from 11am to 5pm

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!

johnwilliams
JOHN WILLIAMS: STAR WARS & MORE RAFFLE @ EC!!!
Wednesday, March 4th from 11am to 9pm

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.)

games
GAMING EVENTS
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

Always get the latest EC updates on our Facebook page:
http://facebook.com/emeraldcitycomics

And also see the Events page on our website for upcoming events:
http://emeraldcitycomics.com/events/

(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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Comics
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Click here for new releases!

Featured Comic Books:

BLACK HOOD 1
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
CRIMINAL SPECIAL ED ONE SHOT (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(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
ORPHAN BLACK #1
IDW PUBLISHING
(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
SUICIDERS #1 (MR)
DC COMICS
(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.

SPIDER-GWEN 1
SPIDER-GWEN #1
MARVEL COMICS
(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!
Rated T+

THOR ANNUAL 1
THOR ANNUAL #1
MARVEL COMICS
(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
AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS HC
MARVEL COMICS
(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.
Rated T+

FADE OUT TP VOL 01
FADE OUT TP VOL 01 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(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
HOWTOONS REIGNITION TP VOL 01
IMAGE COMICS
(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 SIGNED BOOKPLATE ED
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.

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Back Issues / Vintage Comics
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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!!!

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Games
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Elspeth-vs-Kiora-Deck-Package
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?

StarWarsXWingWave6
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.

justiceleaguetrinitywar
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.

PathfinderBattlesIconics
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!

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Toys / Collectables
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pacrim
PACIFIC RIM 7-IN OTACHI ULTRA DLX AF
NECA
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
ROCKY CLASSIC VG 7IN AF
NECA
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.

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EC Exclusive Comic Book! Newsletter 2/20/15

GI_Joe-RAH212-covRE
Emerald City already has another exclusive comic book cover, coming soon!!!

G.I. JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO #212
EC EXCLUSIVE VARIANT COBRA COVER by ADAM RICHES

This book is limited to only 1,200 copies! There will be a signed edition which will be a subset of the unsigned edition. Each signed edition will include an Emerald City Certificate of Authenticity.

Each book will ship bagged and boarded, with a special custom backboard featuring a fully numbered checklist of all the characters on the cover!

This cover acts a companion piece to G.I. Joe: America’s Elite #25 (which featured the G.I. Joe hero roster). This cover is the definitive G.I. Joe’s rouges gallery, featuring nearly every enemy the G.I. Joe team has faced over their 33 year history. With characters representing all eras of G.I. Joe, from the toy lines (ARAH, Sgt. Savage, Extreme, Built To Rule, Sigma 6), cartoons (Sunbow, DiC), and comics (Marvel, DDP, IDW)!

At 280, this is the most G.I. Joe characters ever published in a single illustration!

It is the first ever wrap-around cover for the G.I. Joe A Real American Hero main title!

This is part 1 (of 3) of the long-awaited “The Death of Snake Eyes” story arc!

About the artist: Best known for his work on G.I. Joe action figure packaging art, Adam Riches began his illustration career in 2008 with a pin-up in Mirage Studios’ Tales of the TMNT #52. Since then, his work has been featured on a variety of products, including shirts, posters, CD album art, trading cards, Tervis Tumbler drinking cups, “As Seen on TV” product packaging, instruction manuals, and more. Since 2012, Adam has been illustrating the packaging art for Hasbro’s official G.I. Joe Collector’s Club and Convention action figures. This is his first cover for IDW’s G.I. Joe A Real American Hero. You can view more of his work at www.AdamRiches.com

Reserve your copy next time you visit, or preorder the regular edition here or the signed edition here!

 

 

mummenschanz
MUMMENSCHANZ RAFFLE
Saturday, February 20th from 11am to 9pm

Join us Saturday, February 21st for a special Saturday raffle from our friends at Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown Tampa!!!

Enter our raffle for a chance to win one of two pair of tickets to see Mummenschanz LIVE on Tuesday, Feb. 24th at 7:30pm*!!!

The winning ballots will be drawn on Sunday, Feb. 22nd at Noon!

Tickets are available at the link !

And, if you’re not familiar with the incredible imagery and sensory experiences this troupe of performers create, here’s a promotional post from the Straz:

International sensation Mummenschanz became an overnight success in New York City when it launched its bizarre and enchanting mix of mime-masque theater and performance art in the 1970s. Now beloved by audiences from Singapore to Seattle, this trio, hailed as “magicians of silence,” have become legends in the land of fantastical creation, somewhere between Jim Henson’s Creature Shop and the clowns of Cirque du Soleil.

Enter the wordless universe of Mummenschanz, where everyday objects — a glove, slinky pipes, toilet paper — spring to life, transporting audiences into a world of surreal delights and ingenious personifications.

*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) before the show 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.)

 

 

powerman
1970s DAY WITH POWER MAN & IRON FIST will be rescheduled for a future date. Stay tuned!

 

 

pathfinder
GAMING EVENTS
Here’s the list of gaming events coming up!
See emeraldcitycomics.com/events for complete details
Sat Feb 21         1:00pm – 6:00pm
Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Event

Sun Feb 22         4:00pm – 6:00pm
Pokemon League (youth)

Mon Feb 23         7:00pm – 12:00am
Marvel Dice Masters OP Kit 4

Tue Feb 24         7:00pm – 10:00pm
Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild – Season of the Shackles

Tue Feb 24       7:00pm – 11:00pm
Pathfinder Society of Florida RPG Bi-Weekly Session

Thu Feb 26         6:00pm – 9:00pm
EC! Living Card Game Night

Fri Feb 27         7:00pm – 12:00am
Heroclix Excalibur Event

Sat Feb 28         7:00pm – 11:00pm
EC Board Game Night

Sun Mar 1         4:00pm – 6:00pm
Pokemon League (youth)

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

 

 

Always get the latest EC updates on our Facebook page:
http://facebook.com/emeraldcitycomics

And also see the Events page on our website for upcoming events:
http://emeraldcitycomics.com/events/

 

 

(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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Comics
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Click here for new releases!

 

 

Featured Comic Books:

DEATHLOK 5
DEATHLOK #5
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Nathan Edmondson (A/CA) Mike Perkins
• A search for his daughter lands Henry Hayes in the hospital.
•  Will SHIELD find him before BIOTEK does?
•  Andrea is in over her head, until a powerful friend comes to help.
•  Deathlok’s future is uncertain as the first arc of the hot new series draws to a close!
Rated T+

 

LADY MECHANIKA 4
LADY MECHANIKA #4 (OF 5)  (MR)
BENITEZ PRODUCTIONS
(W) Joe Benitez (A) Joe Benitez, Peter Steigerwald (CA) Joe Benitez, Kenneth Rocafort
The mystery continues in this brand new issue! Lady Mechanika’s investigation of the mechanical corpse leads her to Lord Blackpool, a weapons dealer with whom she’s had a prior disagreeable altercation.  When she learns that the grand scientific symposium Mechani-Con is holding its annual Masquerade Ball aboard Blackpool’s new behemoth airship, she devises a plan to sneak on board and search for clues but finds that she isn’t the only uninvited guest.

 

MARVEL UNIVERSE GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 1
MARVEL UNIVERSE GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #1 (OF 4)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Joe Caramagna, Mairghread Scott (A/CA) Adam Archer
• Based on the highly anticipated new series coming to Disney XD in 2015, follow the further adventures of the Guardians of the Galaxy!
•  With a galaxy full of danger, only the Guardians stand between us and the destruction of everything!
•  Featuring adaptations of the upcoming animated series with a mix of screen grab and brand new stories for everyone to enjoy!

 

MULTIVERSITY MASTERMEN 1
MULTIVERSITY MASTERMEN #1
DC COMICS
(W) Grant Morrison (A/CA) Jim Lee, Scott Williams
Superstar writer Grant Morrison joins legendary artist Jim Lee on Earth-10 for one of the most dynamic, action-packed issues of this entire world-shattering series – THE MULTIVERSITY: MASTERMEN!
Imagine a world where the Nazis not only won World War II but went on to direct world culture for the next 60 years with the help of an orphaned, alien super-weapon known as Overman! But hope is not lost! Rising from the ashes of oppression are a diverse band of heroes raging against the fascist regime – a band of heroes known as THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS!
What nightmarish parallel worlds haunt the dreams of Overman? Who is the mysterious figure called Uncle Sam? And when the dust settles, will the actions of Phantom Lady, Black Condor, Human Bomb, Doll Man and The Ray be enough to stop Leatherwing, Blitzen and the other “heroes” of Earth-X?
Learn all this and more in this exciting issue that acts as chapter seven of the critically acclaimed MULTIVERSITY storyline.

 

SECRET IDENTITIES 1
SECRET IDENTITIES #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Brian Joines, Jay Faerber (A/CA) Ilias Kyriazis, Charlie Kirchoff
The supergroup known as The Front Line have just invited new hero Crosswind to join them. But what they don’t know is that Crosswind is a mole, sent to learn all their secrets. And the Front Line have LOTS of secrets.
Writers BRIAN JOINES and JAY FAERBER and the stunning art team of ILIAS KYRIAZIS and CHARLIE KIRCHOFF bring you classic super-team action and intrigue for the 21st century.
Behind every mask is a secret…

 

SILK 1
SILK #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Robbie Thompson (A) Stacey Lee (CA) Dave Johnson
Cindy Moon exploded out of her bunker and into the Marvel Universe when we first learned that she had been bitten by that same radioactive spider in the first arc of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. She then went on to save Peter Parker’s life (more than once!) and traverse the Spider-verse alongside Spider-Woman. Now, as SILK, Cindy is on her own in New York City, searching for her past, defining her own future, and webbing up wrong-doers along the way! Robbie Thompson (writer from TV’s Supernatural) fills this new ongoing series with his unique blend of antics and feels. Featuring stunning covers by Eisner Award winner Dave Johnson and interiors by future superstar Stacey Lee.
Rated T

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

AXIS CARNAGE AND HOBGOBLIN TP
AXIS CARNAGE AND HOBGOBLIN TP
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Kevin Shinick, Rick Spears (A) Javier Rodriguez, German Peralta (CA) Alexander Lozano
Two of Spider-Man’s deadliest foes, Hobgoblin and Carnage, take center stage – as heroes! In the wake of AXIS, Roderick Kingsley, the original Hobgoblin, is back in the suit and back in New York with a new mission: to make YOU the best you can be! But when Phil Urich, the former Hobgoblin, tries to get rid of Kingsley for good, will the heroic Hobgoblin be forced to revert to his wicked ways? Meanwhile, if symbiotic serial killer Carnage has given up villainy, then why has he kidnapped one of New York City’s most beloved news anchors? The Sin-Eater returns, with a surprising mission – and if all this isn’t enough for Carnage to worry about, he’s still on the authorities’ most-wanted list! The effects of AXIS continue in this surprising saga – don’t miss it! Collecting AXIS: HOBGOBLIN #1-3 and AXIS: CARNAGE #1-3.
Rated T+

 

BARBARELLA WRATH OF THE MINUTE EATER HC
BARBARELLA WRATH OF THE MINUTE EATER HC (MR)
HUMANOIDS INC
(W) Jean-Claude Forest, Kelly Sue DeConnick (A/CA) Jean-Claude Forest
Jean-Claude Forest’s timeless erotic Sci-Fi classic, from which the cult-favorite movie of the same name stems from, is now available featuring a brand new, contemporary English-language adaptation by writer Kelly Sue DeConnick (Marvel’s Captain Marvel, Avengers Assemble, Dark Horse’s Ghost, Image’s Pretty Deadly). Published in black & white, this edition includes both the original Barbarella graphic novel and its never-before-published-in-the-English-language sequel, The Wrath of the Minute-Eater.

 

JIM HENSONS DARK CRYSTAL TP VOL 01
JIM HENSONS DARK CRYSTAL TP VOL 01 CREATION MYTHS
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Brian Holguin, Brian Froud (A) Alex Sheikman, Lizzy John (CA) Brian Froud
WHY WE LOVE IT: We love being able to tell stories in the worlds Jim Henson created and few are as ripe for visual storytelling as the stunning world of Thra and The Dark Crystal. We’re thrilled to bring the first volume of the New York Times Bestselling prequel series to paperback for the first time.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: It’s the official prequel to the beloved cult classic The Dark Crystal and with the series’ concept, character designs, and covers by legendary illustrator/concept artist Brian Froud, it’s a mustread for all Henson and fantasy fans.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: It’s part one of a graphic novel prequel trilogy that delves into the origins of the Skeksis, Mystics, Gelflings, and the definitive origin of the Dark Crystal itself. It follows the creation of the planet Thra and its inhabitants and features the neverbeforeseen character Raunip, the son of Aughra, created specifically for this series by Brian Froud.

 

STORM TP VOL 01
STORM TP VOL 01 MAKE IT RAIN
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Greg Pak (A) Victor Ibanez, Matteo Buffagni (CA) Victor Ibanez
Thief. Goddess. Headmistress. Queen. The X-Man called Storm has always defied a single title. And her desire to better the world has never been limited to only her own kind. On an ongoing mission to foster goodwill, and safeguard both mankind and mutants, Ororo Munroe will travel the globe – confronting villains, gods, monsters and everything in between. She will overthrow tyrants, quell tsunamis and strive to see her dream for the world realized. She is Storm, a hero like no other – and the skies will tremble at the sight of their namesake. But now, Storm must handle the fallout caused by familiar faces from her past. Why is Callisto kidnapping wayward youths from the streets of New York? Will Storm’s romance with Forge be reignited? And can Yukio help Storm deal with the death of Wolverine? Collecting STORM (2014) #1-5.
Rated T+

 

 

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Back Issues / Vintage Comics
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Hello everyone! Did you miss me, because I kinda missed you. Well, I’ve got some comics here, comics I’d like to sell you. We’re going to narrow our focus on Marvel keys this week because I’ve got plenty of them and I’m sure you’d love to make them yours … forever.

I’ve still got this copy of Dr. Strange #1 in Very Fine (8.0) for $125. What’s the deal guys? You do realize he has a movie coming out don’t you? Board it folks, seriously.

Just got a copy of X-Factor #6 back in. It’s the first appearance of Apocalypse, or as I like to call him Apoca-Lips (because of his big, weird looking blue lips), it’s a Near Mint- (9.2) for $95. Near Mint Minus!! That’s almost Near Mint; as close as you can be to Near Mint without actually being Near Mint! As I am writing this someone is out there in the store looking at what could be YOUR copy of X-Factor #6. This books is so hot it spontaneously emits solar flares, so come buy it before that other guy who’s looking at it right now has a chance to make up his mind.

I got a copy of Wolverine #1 that came in at the same time as the X-Factor #6. It’s a Very Fine/Fine (7.0) for $40. Now when I say Wolverine #1 I mean the REAL Wolverine #1, the Frank Miller / Chris Claremont / Wolverine Goes To Japan And Kills All Of The Ninja And Yakuza And Samurai And Stuff #1, not the also awesome but not quite as awesome ongoing series #1 with Wolverine standing atop a pile of vanquished foes.

This one is kinda neat. It’s a copy of X-Men -1 signed by Stan “The Man” Lee for $65. Yeah, it’s the Wizard Mail Away edition of X-Men -1 and yes that’s not a typo, it’s X-Men MINUS 1, as in the issue that comes BEFORE issue #0, if there even is an issue #0 of X-Men. Sometimes comics go into negative numbers, it’s weird. Adios muchachos!

 

 

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HARBOUR
HARBOUR
Dockmaster Schlibble and Constable O’Brady cordially invite you to visit their bustling Harbour town! Attend to business at the Trader’s Guild or the Masoner’s Hall. Break for lunch at the Sushi Shop, or stop off for a drink at the Pub. Don’t forget to check out the Wizard’s Traveling Imaginarium before you go! But no matter where you go, keep on the lookout for a bargain… the denizens of this town are always wheeling and dealing! Collect and trade resources as you visit the various buildings of Harbour, and cash them in to buy your way into the town. Whoever has the most points worth of buildings when the game ends, wins!
Harbour is a worker placement game where players move their worker from building to building, collecting and trading Fish, Livestock, Wood, and Stone; and cashing those resources in to purchase buildings (which are the worker placement spots) from the central pool. Once a building is purchased, it is replaced from the deck, and the central pool is a small subset of the deck, and is therefore different every game.
The game ends when a player has purchased his fourth building. After that round finishes, the player with the most points worth of buildings is the winner!
At the heart of Harbour is a dynamic market mechanism. Each time a player purchases a building, the value of the resources they used drops, while the value of the other resources rise. You’ll have to carefully time your purchases to take advantage of the ebb and flow of market prices, or be prepared to waste some resources!

 

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DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS ATTACK WING: WAVE 4
Wave 4 Expansion Pack releases include the Gold Dragon, Stone Giant Elder, and Gargoyle.  Each release includes a pre-painted plastic miniature with base and pegs, maneuver dial, cards and tokens.

 

APEXTHEROPOD
APEX THEROPOD DECK BUILDING GAME
Apex is a deck-building game, played solo or with up to 7 friends. You play as one of nine prehistoric apex predators competing for territory and resources against other predators. Each playable species has a unique deck to master. Each deck has different strengths, weaknesses, and strategies – creating a varied and constantly evolving experience. Your species must overcome a very brutal environment including harsh climate changes, disease, attacks from predators, grievous wounds, infections, and deadly prey. The game incorporates many dinosaurs that behave in their own distinct way. The goal of the game is to endure the environment, build up the population and evolve your species, and become the Apex predator. Playable Apex Predators: Acrocanthosaurus, Carnotaurus, Giganotosaurus Quetzalcoatlus, Sarcosuchus, Spinosaurus, Tyrannosaurus, Utahraptor, Velociraptor.

 

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MUNCHKIN: KOBOLDS ATE MY BABY! BOOSTER PACK
All Hail King Torg!
A kobold has a harsh life. But at least there are babies to eat . . . until King Torg (All Hail King Torg!) swipes the plumpest and juiciest for his table. Good thing the humans keep making more of them . . .
Munchkin Kobolds Ate My Baby is based on the RPG of the same name by 9th Level Games and Dork Storm Press!

 

 

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Toys / Collectables
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THE THREE STOOGES ARE BACK!!!

Figures Toy Company is partnering with EC to bring the hilarious Three Stooges to life! These fully-poseable 8″ figures have amazingly life-like expressions, cloth costumes that are impressively matched to their film likenesses, and are taken directly from their classic world-famous film shorts of the 1930’s and 40’s!

The stooges appear as golfers in “Three Little Beers” (1935), in business suits and hats for “Dizzy Doctors” (1937), as football players in “No Census, No Feeling” (1940), and in doctors’ uniforms in “Fuelin’ Around” (1949; replacing Curly with Shemp)!

These figures make great gifts for any Stooges fan, classic comedy fans and nostalgic collectors alike! Should you stop in and get these today?

Why, SOITENLY!!! NYUK, NYUK, NYUK!!!

 

 

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NEW GREMLINS FIGURES AVAILABLE RIGHT NOW @ EC!!!

Stop by Emerald City TODAY and pick up these awwwwe-dorable Gremlins Mogwai Series 5 Action Figures from NECA!!!

Choose from Gary Patches and Zoe – Just don’t get ‘em wet….!

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VALENTINE’S DAY: HARLEY QUINN! Newsletter 2/13/15

 

 

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VALENTINE’S DAY W HARLEY QUINN
Saturday, February 14th from 11am to 2pm

Who better (or worse) to celebrate Valentine’s Day with than Harley Quinn!?

DC’s Harley Quinn Valentine’s Day Special #1 was released on Wed., Feb. 11th! And, to celebrate, EC is hosting a Valentine’s Day Event with Harley Quinn herself!

The FIRST 96 GUESTS will receive a FREE VALENTINE CARD, featuring your favorite characters — and some random cards will feature SPECIAL SURPRISE EC DISCOUNTS!

AND, HARLEY QUINN will be here LIVE, IN-PERSON from 11am to 2pm! You can visit her KRAZY “KISSING” BOOTH for more Valentine Prizes!

One lucky participant will receive a $20 EC GIFT CERTIFICATE!!!

Happy Valentine’s Day from your friends @ EC!!!

 

 

 

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GAMING EVENTS
Here’s the list of gaming events coming up!
See emeraldcitycomics.com/events for complete details

Fri Feb 13         7:00pm – 9:00pm
HeroClix Gen13 Event

Sat Feb 14         7:00pm – 11:00pm
EC Board Game Night!

Sun Feb 15         4:00pm – 6:00pm
Pokemon League (youth)

Mon Feb 16         7:00pm – 9:00pm
Monster Hunter Meet-Up!

Mon Feb 16    7:00pm – 12:00am
DBZ Free play & Pick-Up Tourney.

Tue Feb 17         7:00pm – 10:00pm
Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild – Season of the Shackles

Wed Feb 18         7:00pm – 9:00pm
Dungeons and Dragons: Encounters

Thu Feb 19         6:00pm – 9:00pm
EC! Living Card Game Night

Sat Feb 21         1:00pm – 6:00pm
Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Event

Sun Feb 22         4:00pm – 6:00pm
Pokemon League (youth)

Mon Feb 23         7:00pm – 12:00am
Marvel Dice Masters OP Kit 4

Tue Feb 24         7:00pm – 10:00pm
Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild – Season of the Shackles

Tue Feb 24     7:00pm – 11:00pm
Pathfinder Society of Florida RPG Bi-Weekly Session

Thu Feb 26         6:00pm – 9:00pm
EC! Living Card Game Night

Fri Feb 27         7:00pm – 12:00am
Heroclix Excalibur Event

Sat Feb 28         7:00pm – 11:00pm
EC Board Game Night

 

 

 

Always get the latest EC updates on our Facebook page:
http://facebook.com/emeraldcitycomics

 

And also see the Events page on our website for upcoming events:
http://emeraldcitycomics.com/events/

 

(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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Click here for new releases!

 

 

DARTH VADER 1
DARTH VADER #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Kieron Gillen (A) Salvador Larroca (CA) Adi Granov
The original Dark Lord of the Sith stars in his first ongoing series!
Ever since Darth Vader made his first on-screen appearance, he became the one of the most popular villains to ever haunt an audience’s dreams! Now, follow Vader straight from the ending of A NEW HOPE (and the pages of the new STAR WARS comic book) into his own series, showing the Empire’s war with the Rebel Alliance from the other side! Writer Kieron Gillen (Uncanny X-Men, Journey Into Mystery, Iron Man) and artist Salvador Larroca (Invincible Iron Man, X-Men: No More Humans) bring us a peek behind the mask of evil!

 

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HARLEY QUINN VALENTINES DAY SPECIAL #1
DC COMICS
(W) Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti (A) John Timms (CA) Amanda Conner
Love is in the air in New York City! The planet’s richest bachelor, Bruce Wayne, is in town for a charity auction – and the highest bidder gets a date with Mr. Tall, Dark, and Brooding! Good thing Harley Quinn just came into some money (please, whatever you do, don’t ask how). But can Bruce really spend a night with Harley without her learning how he spends his nights?

 

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SOUTHERN BASTARDS #7 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Jason Latour
As a kid, Euless Boss had football in his blood. But all football ever did for him was make him bleed. Until the day he met a strange man who would change his life and the fate of Craw County forever.

 

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WALKING DEAD #137 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Robert Kirkman (A) Charlie Adlard & Various (CA) Charlie Adlard, Dave Stewart
A future uncertain.

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

DC THE NEW FRONTIER DELUXE ED HC
DC THE NEW FRONTIER DELUXE ED HC
DC COMICS
(W) Darwyn Cooke (A) Darwyn Cooke & Various (CA) Darwyn Cooke
Darwyn Cooke’s acclaimed take on the Silver Age heroes of DC Comics is back in a new hardcover collecting the 6-issue miniseries plus, for the first time, JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE NEW FRONTIER SPECIAL #1! When Cold War paranoia outlawed the heroes of the Golden Age, stalwarts such as Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman continued to fight for truth and justice. But as the world hurtled toward an uncertain future, a new breed of hero would define the American Way!

 

IMAGE FIRSTS 2014 COMPENDIUM TP
IMAGE FIRSTS 2014 COMPENDIUM TP
IMAGE COMICS
The first issues of nine of comics’ most compelling new titles are collected in this shelf-busting compendium for only $5.99!
Discover new horror, drama, fantasy, and science fiction by some of comics’ top talent-writers and artists who will draw readers into their worlds and hook them in a single issue.
Included are:
Wytches by Scott Snyder and Jock
Outcast by Kirkman & Azaceta by Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta
Nailbiter by Joshua Williamson and Mike Henderson
Southern Bastards by Jason Aaron and Jason Latour
The Fade Out by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips
The Wicked + The Divine by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie
Low by Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini
Shutter by Joe Keatinge and Leila del Duca
C.O.W.L. by Kyle Higgins, Alec Siegel, and Rod Reis

 

PIX ONE WEIRDEST WEEKEND GN
PIX ONE WEIRDEST WEEKEND GN
HATTER ENTERTAINMENT
(W/A/CA) Gregg Schigiel
Teenager! Superhero! Fairy Princess? Make way for Pix, the newest superhero sensation! In her debut original graphic novel, behold: attacking electronics, secret crushes, a magic 8-ball monster, cell service issues, a dragon war, a bad date, worried moms, a furtive frog and a malevolent monkey, all making for One Weirdest Weekend! Thrilling, energetic superhero action! Lively, funny teen dynamics! If Spider-Man were a Disney princess, you’d have PIX!

 

ROCKET RACCOON PREM HC VOL 01
ROCKET RACCOON PREM HC VOL 01 CHASING TALE
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Skottie Young (A) Skottie Young, Filipe Andrade (CA) Skottie Young
Rocket Raccoon has been a hero to the weak, a champion of good, a heartthrob to many intergalactic females – but his high-flying life of adventure may be a thing of the past when he’s framed for murder – and the authorities aren’t the only ones on his tail! (Get it?) The real killer is an imposter who seems to be one step ahead of Rocket at every turn; now, it’s up to our hero and his best pal, Groot, to find the truth! With Macho Gomez and the Ex-Terminators tracking him, can Rocket make it out alive and clear his name? Superstar creator Skottie Young brings his A-game as writer and artist on the series we’ve been waiting decades for. Because really, Rocket and Groot are the only Guardians of the Galaxy you actually care about, right? Collecting ROCKET RACCOON (2014) #1-6.
Rated T

 

STARLIGHT TP VOL 01
STARLIGHT TP VOL 01
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Mark Millar (A) Goran Parlov (CA) John Cassaday
Forty years ago, Duke McQueen was the space hero who saved the universe. But then he came back home, got married, had kids, and grew old. Now his children have left and his wife has passed away, leaving him alone with nothing except his memories…until a call comes from a distant world asking him back for his final and greatest adventure.

 

TREES TP VOL 01
TREES TP VOL 01 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Warren Ellis (A/CA) Jason Howard
Ten years after they landed. All over the world. And they did nothing, standing on the surface of the Earth like trees, exerting their silent pressure on the world, as if there were no-one here and nothing under foot. Ten years since we learned that there is intelligent life in the universe, but that they did not recognize us as intelligent or alive.  TREES, a new science fiction novel by WARREN ELLIS (Transmetropolitan, Red) and JASON HOWARD (SUPER DINOSAUR, ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN), looks at a near-future world where life goes on in the shadows of the Trees: in China, where a young painter arrives in the “special cultural zone” of a city under a Tree; in Italy, where a young woman under the menacing protection of a fascist gang meets an old man who wants to teach her terrible skills; and in Svalbard, where a research team is discovering, by accident, that the Trees may not be dormant after all, and the awful threat they truly represent.

 

 

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NORTHWIND
NORTH WIND
In the adventure game North Wind, cities are suffering heavily under constant raids from pirates. As freelance trade captains, the players bring food and other goods to the cities, in addition to fighting the pirates whenever they encounter them. Fighting without cannons leads to poor results, however, and cannons are expensive. With each success, though, a player can better equip his three-dimensional ship and strengthen his crew.
In the end, the player who finds the best mix of trading and fighting will prove to be the victorious captain.

 

ELDERSIGN
ELDER SIGN: THE GATES OF ARKHAM EXPANSION
The struggle against the Ancient Ones spreads out of the museum and into the haunted city of Arkham in Elder Sign: Gates of Arkham. Adventures take place in over twenty locations including Velma’s Diner and the Curiositie Shoppe, Arkham Asylum, and the Uninvited Isle. Meanwhile, gates to Other Worlds open throughout Arkham, destabilizing time and space.
In this expansion for Elder Sign, four new Ancient Ones threaten humanity and eight new investigators join the quest for elder signs. Investigators can also now acquire skills that give them lasting advantages. Memberships in either the brutal Sheldon Gang or the mysterious Silver Twilight Lodge help investigators complete tasks and grant them added rewards. It will take all the skills, resources, strength, and sanity you can muster to prevent the Ancient Ones from awakening – and to stay alive in the rough streets of Arkham.

 

HAWAII
HAWAII
Don’t expect to lie around the sun, lazily sipping cocktails and passively watching hula dancers, because the tactical game Hawaii is not a paradise for idlers, but rather for bold, active strategists. Restlessly, they’ll move their pieces on the game board, facing constant challenges in terms of making their beautiful villages on this beautiful island as profitable as possible. Only those who will be able to use their dwindling resources to meet the increasing demands over five rounds will find a spot for themselves on the beach.
In Hawaii, players must make use of their limited resources to score points by growing their villages and exploring the surrounding islands. Your chieftains move around the board to purchase new tiles for their villages, hopefully grabbing the best deals before their opponents. Three different currencies are used to pay for these trips, so make sure you don’t run out of any of them too quickly. Players are also rewarded for providing for their people (measured essentially by how much they bought on a given turn), but your meager income shrinks as the game goes on. Players will have to balance a number of ways to score points to secure their victory.

 

YUGIOHSECRETFORCES
YU-GI-OH! TCG: THE SECRET FORCES
The Secret Forces special booster set launches three new tactical squads of never-before-seen monsters, prepared to compete in the toughest tournament Dueling of the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME!
The Nekroz, a cabal who use the dead husks of Synchro Monsters to form sets of armor and hit the battlefield as powerful Ritual Monsters with multiple abilities. Even Forbidden Synchro Monsters like Brionac and Trishula can be wielded by these necromancers!
The Yosenju, a monastic order of Beast-Warriors with some of the fastest Summoning strategies ever seen. Yosenju can also boost their Pendulum Scale all the way to 11, letting them Summon and re-Summon Mayosenju Daibak, their powerful Level 10 boss monster that bounces cards back to the hand.
The Ritual Beast Tamers, a band of Psychics who use their powers to commune with nature, teaming up with animals of land, sea, and air to form Fusion Monsters that can bounce to and from the Extra Deck as needed.
This 60-card, all-foil booster set includes 32 new cards from these three monster groups, plus 28 carefully selected cards to supplement Duelists’ Deck-building efforts, including the hard-to-find Preparation of Rites, which has been out of print for over 5 years.

 

 

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Iron Man Mark XXXIX  — Starboost
Sideshow  — Hot Toys
The Starboost (Mark XXXIX) suit has stood out from the crowd since its introduction in Iron Man 3. Its cool space suit design with a mixture of white, gold, and black colors has helped it become a fan favorite among all the suits from the “House Party Protocol”.
Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are very excited to present from Tony Stark’s Iron Legion the Starboost (Mark XXXIX) Collectible Figure, the Sub-Orbital Suit. It features white, gold, and black colored armor with an embossed pattern, two gold-colored face masks, LED light-up functions and figure stand with flexible pillar for dynamic posing.

 

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LEGENDS OF CTHULHU 12PC ACTION FIGURE
WARPO TOYS
Legends of Cthulhu is a 3 3/4″ action figure line based on similar figures of the late 70’s and early 80’s. This is the first retro action figure line based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft. We have taken great care to design these figures in a way that’s true to the time period, with appropriate articulation, awesome accessories and deco consistent of the era. The figures in the first wave are based on classic archetypes including the Cultist, Spawn of Cthulhu, the Professor, and the Deep One. Each figure comes with character-specific accessories. Blister card packaging.

 

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GUARDIANS TEAM-UP BY ADAMS POSTER
MARVEL COMICS
24×36

 

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SPIDER-GWEN BY RODRIGUEZ POSTER
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Javier Rodriguez
24×36

 

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Pirates at EC! Newsletter 2/6/15

 

Aaaargh! Read all about our Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Event on 2/21 below!
What is this game, you ask? Well…

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Pathfinder Adventure Card Game—Skull & Shackles Base Set
Paizo Publishing, LLC

All Hands on Deck!

There’s adventure to be had on the high seas when a group of press-ganged pirates becomes embroiled in the plots and plunder of the Shackles—an infamous island chain dominated by pirate warlords. But as these new swashbucklers make names for themselves, rival scalawags, enemy navies, legendary sea monsters, and the infamous Hurricane King himself seek to see them walk the plank. Who will survive when there’s loot on the line?

Launch a campaign to control the Shackles with the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Skull & Shackles Base Set. This complete cooperative strategy card game pits 1 to 4 heroes against the traps, monsters, deadly magic, and despicable foes of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game’s award-winning Skull & Shackles Adventure Path. Choose your character’s class; build a deck of allies, equipment, and magic; and explore lethal locations as you journey through multiple scenarios in an exciting fantasy adventure. Characters grow stronger after each game, adding unique gear and awesome magic to their decks, and gaining incredible powers, all of which they’ll need to challenge greater threats in a complete Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Adventure Path.

The Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Skull & Shackles Base Set includes:

More than 500 cards featuring a richly customizable assortment of equipment and magic, and dozens of allies, monsters, and villains from the Skull & Shackles Adventure Path.
7 character classes to choose from, including 4 brand-new ones: Gunslinger, Magus, Oracle, and Swashbuckler.
The Wormwood Mutiny Adventure Deck, the beginning of the Skull & Shackles Adventure Path.
A complete set of 5 polyhedral dice.

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SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS RAFFLE!!!
Saturday, February 7th from 11am to 9pm

Thanks to our friends at MUVICO SUNDIAL 19 in Downtown St. Pete, EC is having another special RAFFLE EVENT!!!

On Saturday, Feb. 7th, you can enter our raffle for a chnace to win 1 of 2 SPONGEBOB MOVIE POSTERS & A FREE IMAX TICKET!!!

One lucky winner will win our GRAND PRIZE – A SPONGEBOB LARGE MOVIE POSTER, 1 IMAX TICKET, and a $5 EC COUPON!!!

The drawing will be held on Monday, Feb. 9th at 11am!!!

*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.)

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Monster Hunter Meet-Up!
Monday, February 16th from 7pm to 9pm

Plan on picking up the new game? Well then make plans to come on down and meet up for hunting!

All players are welcome, and we will have 2 Team Members available to help others with the game. The only things you will need are your own copy of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and a Nintendo 3DS or New 3DS console.

If you have a style of play or weapon you prefer to use for multiplayer, please post in the event comments on our Facebook page so our Team Members may start working early to form balanced groups!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1540413982881217/

We here at EC look forward to seeing new hunters come out and watching the community grow!

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PATHFINDER ADVENTURE CARD GAME EVENT
Saturday, February 21st from 1pm to 6pm

Do you like pirates?  Do you like card games? How about card games about pirates?  Of course you do!

The Pathfinder Society of Florida invites you to join the pirate crew! New players welcome!

Learn how to play the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game! Demo tables will be available for anyone who wants to play (no purchase necessary) throughout the event.

If you’re an old salt (experienced player), we will have Organized Play tables as well. You must have a Class Deck for Organized Play.

Everyone who plays at any table during this event will receive a boon from the Pirate Queen herself! This boon may be used by any Pathfinder Society RPG character.

You know what pirates love? Treasure!  Get your raffle tickets for $1.00 and you could win your very own Skull & Shackles Adventure Card Game base set plus the Character Add-On Deck! Other prizes will also be given away!

For additional information or general discussion you can talk about the event here:
http://floridapfs.org/forums/index.php?topic=2365.0

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GAMING EVENTS
Here’s the list of gaming events coming up!
See emeraldcitycomics.com/events for complete details

Sat Feb 7
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Star Realms Season 2

Sun Feb 8
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Pokemon League (youth)

Mon Feb 9
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Marvel Dice Masters OP Kit 2

Tue Feb 10
7:00pm – 10:00pm
Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild – Season of the Shackles

Tue Feb 10
7:00pm – 11:00pm
Pathfinder Society of Florida RPG Bi-Weekly Session

Thu Feb 12
6:00pm – 9:00pm
EC! Living Card Game Night

Fri Feb 13
7:00pm – 9:00pm
HeroClix Gen13 Event

Sat Feb 14
7:00pm – 11:00pm
EC Board Game Night!

Sun Feb 15
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Pokemon League (youth)

Mon Feb 16
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Monster Hunter Meet-Up!

Mon Feb 16
7:00pm – 12:00am
DBZ Free play & Pick-Up Tourney

Always get the latest EC updates on our Facebook page:
http://facebook.com/emeraldcitycomics

And also see the Events page on our website for upcoming events:
http://emeraldcitycomics.com/events/

(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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Click here for new releases!

Featured Comic Books:

ALL NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA FEAR HIM 1
ALL NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA FEAR HIM #1 (OF 4)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Dennis Hopeless (A) Szymon Kudranski (CA) Simone Bianchi
• A hungry villain has returned to feed on the city’s fear.
Rated T

CLUSTER 1
CLUSTER #1 MAIN CVRS (MR)
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Ed Brisson (A) Damian Couceiro (CA) James Stokoe, Simon Roy
WHY WE LOVE IT: Ed Brisson (Sheltered) is one of comics’ best new voices and we could not wait to work with him on an original series following his run on Sons of Anarchy. After hearing his pitch for a gritty, violent, sci-fi epic in the vein of The Dirty Dozen, we knew there was no one better to bring the criminal cast of characters to life than the other half of the Sons of Anarchy team and Ed’s Murder Book collaborator, Damian Couceiro.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Cluster is a series for fans of old-school, hard-boiled action. Brisson and Couceiro know how to tell stories about rich characters with criminal backgrounds, and the off-world setting allows them to tell personal stories with a massive scope. Have you ever wondered what a book starring all those lowlifes in the gutters of sci-fi havens like Mos Eisley would look like? Then we have the book for you.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: In the distant future, as mankind discovers life on other planets, it needs soldiers to defend its colonies and outposts across the stars. In order to increase the number of boots on the ground, criminals are offered the opportunity to serve in the place of incarceration. But as wars wage on and more soldiers are needed, small-time crimes are given long-term punishments. When a group of prisoners serving their time as soldiers become stranded and abandoned on a war-torn planet, they’ll need to work together to survive and uncover the truth behind Earth’s role in deep space.

GOTG AND X-MEN BLACK VORTEX ALPHA 1
GOTG AND X-MEN BLACK VORTEX ALPHA #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Sam Humphries (A) Ed McGuinness (CA) Ed McGuinness, Justin Ponsor
THE BLACK VORTEX STARTS HERE!
•  The Black Vortex, an ancient artifact imbued with immeasurable power, is now in the hands of Mr. Knife!
•  With billions of lives potentially at stake, Peter Quill, the Legendary Star-Lord, is going to have to dust off his thieving gloves.
Rated T+

NAMELESS 1
NAMELESS #1 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Grant Morrison (A/CA) Chris Burnham, Nathan Fairbairn
An astronomer kills his family, then himself, leaving a cryptic warning.
A Veiled Lady hunts her victims through human nightmares.
An occult hustler known only as ‘Nameless’ is recruited by a consortium of billionaire futurists for a desperate mission.
And the malevolent asteroid Xibalba spins closer on a collision course with Earth.
But nothing is what it seems-a terrifying inhuman experiment is about to begin.
Abandon all hope and experience ultimate horror in NAMELESS.

RETURN OF THE LIVING DEADPOOL 1
RETURN OF LIVING DEADPOOL #1 (OF 4)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Nicole Virella (CA) Jay Shaw
Last year, Cullen Bunn brought us NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEADPOOL, the hit tale of the Merc with the Mouth trapped in the zombie apocalypse. In the end, our hero found a “cure” of sorts to this horrible outbreak-any zombie that ate Deadpool transformed…into another Deadpool. And they lived happily ever after? Not so fast, as Cullen Bunn returns, joined by the amazing artwork of Nicole Virella, to let us know that wandering hordes of Deadpools might just be worse than flesh-hungry walking corpses.
Parental Advisory

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SAGA #25 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Brian K. Vaughan (A/CA) Fiona Staples
Saga is back, as is almost the entire cast! And as thanks to retailers and readers for helping our audience continue to grow every new arc, Fiona Staples created an amazing wraparound cover for this action-packed issue, which is still only $2.99, the best deal in comics!

Featured Graphic Novels:

COMPLETE ELFQUEST TP VOL 02
COMPLETE ELFQUEST TP VOL 02
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Wendy Pini, Richard Pini (A/CA) Wendy Pini
The elves have reclaimed the Palace of the High Ones, but it is not the safe haven they believed. New threats loom as Winnowill, lord of Blue Mountain, vows to destroy all trace of the Wolfriders, and Cutter’s rival Rayek is overcome with power. Collects ElfQuest: Siege at Blue Mountain #1-#8 and Kings of the Broken Wheel #1-#9.

INHUMANITY TP
INHUMANITY TP
MARVEL COMICS
(W/A) Various (CA) Olivier Coipel
For millennia, they hid in plain sight – forgotten descendants of a secret race transformed by alien science, living ordinary lives, unaware of their godlike potential. They could be your Dr.. Your mailman. Maybe even you. But now the kingdom of Attilan has fallen. Its royal family has been sundered. And the Terrigen Bomb has revealed the Inhumans in mankind’s midst. As individuals across the globe manifest uncanny new abilities, the Avengers, X-Men, Hulk, Spider-Man and more face a world forever altered. And with her husband gone, Queen Medusa must unite her scattered people and lead them into a new Inhuman Age. Collecting AVENGERS ASSEMBLE (2012) #21.INH-23.INH, INHUMANITY #1-2, UNCANNY X-MEN (2013) #15.INH, INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK #17.INH-19.INH, NEW AVENGERS (2013) #13.INH, IRON MAN (2012) #20.INH, INHUMANITY: THE AWAKENING #1-2, AVENGERS A.I. #7.INH, MIGHTY AVENGERS (2013) #4.INH-5.INH and INHUMANITY: SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #1.
Rated T+

SPIDER-MAN 2099 TP VOL 01
SPIDER-MAN 2099 TP VOL 01 OUT OF TIME
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Peter David (A) Rick Leonardi, Will Sliney (CA) Simone Bianchi
Web-spinning out of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN! Miguel O’Hara is Spider-Man in the year 2099, but he’s currently stuck in the present day. But here, the evil future corporation Alchemax has just been formed – and Miguel has a chance to stop its corruption before it starts! However, Spider-Man 2099 soon discovers he’s not the only one hoping for a better tomorrow. When his uneasy arrangement with Alchemax lands him in a war zone, Miguel must fight for his grandfather’s soul – and when the Scorpion attacks and Morlun shows up hunting spiders, Miguel finds himself at the EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE! Join Spider-Man 2099 creators Peter David and Rick Leonardi, and artist Will Sliney (SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TEAM-UP), for the most adventure you’ll find this side of the 22nd century! Collecting SPIDER-MAN 2099 (2014) #1-5 and material from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (2014) #1.
Rated T

SUPERMAN EARTH ONE HC VOL 03
SUPERMAN EARTH ONE HC VOL 03
DC COMICS
(W) J. Michael Straczynski (A) Ardian Syaf, Sandra Hope (CA) Ardian Syaf
Who will save Superman? He may be invulnerable – but he’s also alone! In his brief career as a costumed hero, Clark Kent has run a gantlet of the world’s most deadly and monstrous villains. But his most dire threat may come from two powerless humans who happen to be the two smartest people on the planet. Lex and Alexandra Luthor have been paid to find a way to cancel Superman’s powers – and the man who destroyed Krypton has been welcomed by the world’s governments to complete his mission – with the murder of Kal-El! Betrayed and at his most vulnerable, there’s no place to hide and no one Superman can trust!
Don’t miss the follow-up to the New York Times #1 best-selling graphic novels SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE VOL. 1 and 2!

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JLTRINITYWARGFeed
DC HEROCLIX: JUSTICE LEAGUE – TRINITY WAR GRAVITY FEED
DC Comics’ premiere super-teams take center stage in the DC HeroClix: Justice League – Trinity War expansion! Play as Aquaman or Firestorm as you encounter the deadly Parademons and more! Featuring 10 figures with flat rarity and all-new dial designs, the DC HeroClix: Justice League – Trinity War: Gravity Feed contains 24 random single-figure foil packs, each with one HeroClix figure and character card.

MUNCHKINLOVESHARKBABY
MUNCHKIN: LOVE SHARK BABY BOOSTER
Love means never having to say you`re sorry…because dead monsters wont tattle on you! Here`s a little something for that special munchkin in your life! More monsters to slay, more treasures to steal, and more curses to dodge…all in the name of True Love (Love of loot and levels, that is!). Celebrate Valentines Day the Munchkin way with Love Shark Baby, packed with 15 Munchkin-compatible cards featuring adorable art by Katie Cook (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic).

POKEMONPRIMALCLASH
POKEMON X & Y: PRIMAL CLASH
Ancient rivals awaken in the Pokémon TCG: XY—Primal Clash expansion! After centuries asleep, the deep power of Primal Groudon-EX erupts from the land as Primal Kyogre-EX crashes in from the sea, riding titanic waves into battle! With colossal new arrivals like Mega Gardevoir-EX and Mega Aggron-EX, the XY—Primal Clash expansion is alive with the primordial power of Ancient Traits—plus all-new Spirit Link and Special Energy cards. Let the earth shake and the oceans thunder, and get ready for a primal clash like no other!

AQUASPHERE
AQUASPHERE
In the AquaSphere, a research facility deep below the ocean’s surface, your skilled team attempts to gather as much data as possible. Improve your lab, send out submarines, collect crystals, and fend off octopods to gather knowledge and keep ahead of your competition!

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Toys / Collectables
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ESCAPE FROM NY SNAKE PLISSKIN 8IN RETRO AF
NECA
Action figure and action movie fans will both rejoice at NECA’s latest offering: a brand new Snake Plissken doll based on the 1981 film Escape from New York, and featuring the likeness of actor Kurt Russell! This poseable 8″ figure is dressed in fabric clothing similar to the toy lines that helped define the licensed action figure market in the 1970s. Snake wears his iconic camo pants, muscle tee and assault boots and comes with a removable jacket, holster belt, and enough weaponry to take down a small army. Blister card packaging with removable protective clamshell.

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THRONE OF ATLANTIS AF
DC COMICS
Based on designs of the much anticipated Justice League: Throne of Atlantis animated movie comes the next wave of action figures from DC Collectibles!
OCEAN MASTER – 6.8″
BLACK MANTA – 6.75″
AQUAMAN – 6.75″
MERA – 6.6″

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BATMAN ARKHAM ORIGINS SER 1 BATMAN AF
DC COMICS
Inspired by the designs from the upcoming Batman: Arkham Origins video game, this new set features stunning action figures of The Dark Knight and Black Mask, one of Batman’s deadliest adversaries. Based on their appearance from the early days before the events of the critically acclaimed video games BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM and BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY.
BATMAN-6.75″

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BATMAN ARKHAM ORIGINS SER 2 DEATHSTROKE AF
DC COMICS
Inspired by the designs from the upcoming Batman: Arkham Origins video game, which introduces an original prequel storyline set several years before Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, comes four of Gotham City’s most dangerous criminals!

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GODZILLA MINIMATES SERIES 2 BOX SET
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys Release! The Classic Godzilla Minimates line continues, with new 2-inch mini-figures of Godzilla and his greatest foes! Series 2 includes tiny versions of Atomic Godzilla, Mechagodzilla, Jet Jaguar and Hedorah the Smog Monster, each featuring a variety of interchangeable parts. Mix and match to create your own kaiju hybrids! Comes packed on a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum!

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STAR TREK KIRK BUST BANK
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys release! Joining first officer Mr. Spock, here’s the second bank in DST’s Star Trek line – Captain James T. Kirk! The stalwart captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise levels his phaser at anyone who would even think about stealing the money you keep inside this vinyl bust bank. With a coin slot on the back and an access door in the base, this 8″ bank features collectible-quality painting and sculpting. Make owning it your prime directive! Sculpted by Patrick Piggott! Comes packaged in a clear polybag.

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ALIEN FACEHUGGER BOTTLE OPENER
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys Release! There is nothing more unnerving than the site of a facehugger alien skittering towards you. Those grabbing legs and prehensile tails make them fierce opponents… and great bottle openers! Your next bottled beverage won’t stand a chance once you break out your 3″ facehugger opener. Its solid metal construction will have that bottlecap off in a split second,  and the magnets on the back allow it to hang on your refrigerator door, or the nearest bulkhead, waiting for its chance to strike. Comes packaged in a full-color slipcase.

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BATMAN 1966 BATMOBILE BOTTLE OPENER
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys Release! What’s in the glove compartment of the Batmobile? Probably things that won’t fit in Batman’s utility belt, like Bat-pens, Bat-straws… and this solid metal bottle opener of the Batmobile itself! Depicting the famous vehicle, as seen in the Batman Classic TV Series, this 4″ solid metal opener has magnets on the back, so it can park itself on your refrigerator door until Commissioner Gordon calls. Comes packaged in a full-color slipcase. Designed by Barry Bradfield!

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AQUAMAN LIVE! PLUS 20% OFF! Newsletter 1/30/15

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AQUAMAN LIVE, IN-PERSON! PLUS 20% OFF!
Saturday, January 31st from 11am to 9pm

Let’s face it — Aquaman just doesn’t get enough love. But, he’s an amazing hero (he can breathe underwater! He talks to fish!). We’ve been dying to have him visit, and truth be told — you’ve probably been dying to meet him!

So, to celebrate his starring role in the new animated DC Movie “Justice League: Throne of Atlantis,” on Saturday, Jan. 31st, you can SAVE 20% ON ALL AQUAMAN and select Aquaman Family MERCHANDISE ALL DAY!!!

Plus, meet AQUAMAN, LIVE! IN-PERSON from Noon-2pm and 4-6pm for pictures and autographs!!!

And, from 1-2pm and 5-6pm, you can challenge the King of the Seven Seas himself to a FISHING GAME for FREE comics and other prizes!!!

Paddle on over for a day of savings, prizes and fun! ONLY at Emerald City!!!

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PROJECT ALMANAC POSTER RAFFLE!!!
Saturday, January 31st from 11am to 9pm

Stop by Emerald City on Saturday, Jan. 31st and enter our special Saturday Raffle to win one of two “PROJECT ALMANAC” MOVIE POSTERS courtesy of our friends at Sundial Muvico in Downtown St. Pete!!!

The drawing will be held on Monday, February 2nd at 11am*!!!

The movie opens Friday, January 30th!

*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.)

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GAME OF THRONES GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE!!!
Monday, February 2nd from 11am to 9pm

Our friends at Sundial Muvico have a special IMAX Game of Thrones Event happening now through Feb. 5th!!! (For tickets and show times, use the link below.)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Muvico-BayWalk-20-IMAX/173194122743207?rf=814173515262895

On Monday, February 2nd, stop by Emerald City and enter our raffle for a chance to win a GAME OF THRONES FAN PACK, including:

1 LARGE GAME OF THRONES IMAX EVENT PROMO POSTER
1 GAME OF THRONES IMAX ILLUSTRATED MINI POSTER and
1 IMAX TICKET, good for ANY IMAX showing!!!

The drawing will be held on Tuesday, February 3rd at 11am*!!!

PLUS, the FIRST 30 GUESTS at 11am and 7pm at EC on Monday 2/2 will receive a FREE IMAX GAME OF THRONES ILLUSTRATED MINI POSTER!!!

*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.)

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GAMING EVENTS
Here’s the list of gaming events coming up!
See emeraldcitycomics.com/events for complete details

Fri, January 30
7:00pm – 11:00pm
HeroClix X-Men Event

Sat,  Jan 31
7:00pm – 12:00am
EC! Board Game Night

Sun,  Feb 1
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Pokemon League (youth)

Mon Feb 2
All day
DBZ Throwdown!

Tue Feb 3
7:00pm – 10:00pm
Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild – Season of the Shackles

Wed Feb 4
7:00pm – 10:00pm
Dungeons and Dragons: Encounters

Thu Feb 5
6:00pm – 9:00pm
EC! Living Card Game Night

Sat Feb 7
All day
Star Realms Season 2!!

Sun Feb 8
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Pokemon League (youth)

Mon Feb 9
All day
Marvel Dice Masters OP Kit 2

 

 

Always get the latest EC updates on our Facebook page:
http://facebook.com/emeraldcitycomics

 

And also see the Events page on our website for upcoming events:
http://emeraldcitycomics.com/events/

 

(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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Click here for new releases!

 

 

Featured Comic Books:

DYING AND THE DEAD 1
DYING AND THE DEAD #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Ryan Bodenheim
“TODAY, TOMORROW, THE GRAVE”
A murder at a wedding reveals a fifty year-old secret. At great cost, a man with a dying wife is given the opportunity to save her. A lost tribe is reborn in another time. Seemingly disparate events that force relics from the Greatest Generation to come together for one last hurrah.
Brought to you by award-winning writer JONATHAN HICKMAN and fan-favorite artist RYAN BODENHEIM, THE DYING AND THE DEAD is high adventure meets end-of-life care.
It’s Indiana Jones for Old People. There are no fedoras, only bedpans.

 

EFFIGY 1
EFFIGY #1 (MR)
DC COMICS
(W) Tim Seeley (A) Marley Zarcone (CA) W. Scott Forbes
After a sex-tape scandal, former Hollywood child star turned Z-lister Chondra Jackson returns to her hometown of Effigy Mound, IL, to find a seemingly impossible crime – a fresh corpse in an ancient Indian burial site. Even weirder, the murder resembles a scene from an episode of her old TV show, Star Cop, a live-action children’s show about a kid detective.
As Chondra starts to investigate, she stumbles upon a bizarre cult that worships celebrities as eternal effigies. And these cult members aren’t just worshiping – they’re also ritually sacrificing anyone who defies their veneration of the beautiful and famous. Chondra’s probe takes her on a terrifying tour of burial mounds across the world, from Stonehenge to the Nazca Lines of Peru. But what is the link between the cult, Chondra’s hometown, and her own bloodline? Will Chondra become the hero detective she played as a child…or is she in fact the cult’s unwitting messiah?
Written by rising star Tim Seeley (BATMAN ETERNAL, GRAYSON, Revival) and illustrated by Marley Zarcone (Black Circle, MADAME XANADU), EFFIGY is a twisted murder mystery and conspiracy tale that examines celebrity, godhood, and the price of fame.

 

MULTIVERSITY GUIDEBOOK 1
MULTIVERSITY GUIDEBOOK #1
DC COMICS
(W) Grant Morrison (A) Nicola Scott & Various (CA) Rian Hughes
The guidebook to the greatest adventure in DC’s history is here!
With a detailed concordance featuring each of the 52 worlds in the Multiverse, a complete history of DC Comics’ universe-shattering “Crisis” events, a map of all known existence, AND an action-packed dual adventure starring Kamandi of Earth-51 alongside the post-apocalyptic Atomic Knight Batman of Earth-17 and chibi Batman of Earth-42, this 80-page mountain of MULTIVERSITY madness cannot be missed!
The MULTIVERSITY GUIDEBOOK contains everything you ever wanted to know about DC’s parallel worlds and their super-heroic inhabitants. Meet the Agents of W.O.N.D.E.R. The Light Brigade, the Super-Americans and the Love Syndicate! Meet the Accelerated Man, Aquaflash, BiOmac and more!
Overflowing with today’s top artists and completely written by Grant Morrison himself, readers of the DC Universe can’t afford to pass up this oversized, sixth chapter of MULTIVERSITY!

 

THOR 4
THOR #4
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Russell Dauterman
• The Odinson is back. And he clearly doesn’t like that someone else is holding his hammer. You know what that means, right?
•  THOR VS. THOR!!!
Rated T+

 

UNCANNY AVENGERS 1
UNCANNY AVENGERS #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Daniel Acuña
COUNTER-EVOLUTIONARY PART 1
•  From the ashes of AXIS an all-new, all different Avengers assemble!
•  The tragedy at the end of AXIS has left the Uncanny Avengers vulnerable, and someone is taking advantage of it.
•  One of the Avengers oldest foes returns with a terrible secret that will, all hyperbole aside, shatter the lives of two members of the squad.
•  What is Counter-Earth? What terrible secrets does it house?
Rated T

 

VERTIGO QUARTERLY 1 BLACK
VERTIGO QUARTERLY #1 BLACK (MR)
DC COMICS
(W) Mary H. K. Choi & Various (A) Francesco Francavilla & Various
BLACK is back for the final issue of the CMYK Quarterly. We’ve got some of comics’ top writers and artists coming at you with bold statements and dark accents. Join us as we celebrate VERTIGO’s favorite color and the anthology that’s been bringing it all year long.

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

BLACK SCIENCE TP VOL 02
BLACK SCIENCE TP VOL 02 WELCOME NOWHERE
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Matteo Scalera, Dean White
The Anarchist League of Scientists has lost their leader, the most recent victim of the Pillar’s violently random jumps through the Eververse…but are they really random? As the survivors fight their way through a world where magic and science are one and the same, the secrets of their predicament slowly come to light…and illuminate a terrible truth.
Collects BLACK SCIENCE #7-11

 

EYE OF NEWT HC
EYE OF NEWT HC
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W/A/CA) Michael Hague
Legendary illustrator Michael Hague takes readers on a strange and fantastic journey in Eye of Newt! As a young wizard’s apprentice, Newt, embarks on a wonderful and perilous quest through the mysterious Netherworld and beyond, he learns a dark secret that could shape his entire destiny! Collects the four-issue miniseries.
•   Gorgeously illustrated in the classic fantasy style!
•   For fans of The Hobbit and Harry Potter!
“If you like fantasy stories this is a must read.” -Comic Bastards

 

LIFE AFTER TP VOL 01
LIFE AFTER TP VOL 01 (MR)
ONI PRESS INC.
(W) Joshua Hale Fialkov (A/CA) Gabo
Jude’s life is nothing special. It seems like every day is just a repeat of the last one, until one day, he meets a woman and can suddenly see into her past — revealing that he is actually in Purgatory for suicides. Now that he’s awake, he and the legendary Ernest Hemingway are on the path to change things in the afterlife for the better. Of course, that might not sit very well with the bigwigs down below or up above. Can just a few people change the course of billions of souls? Collects the first five issue of the ongoing series.

 

OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN AND AZACETA TP VOL 01
OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA TP VOL 01
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Robert Kirkman (A/CA) Paul Azaceta
NEW HORROR SERIES FROM THE WALKING DEAD CREATOR, ROBERT KIRKMAN!
Kyle Barnes has been plagued by demonic possession all his life and now he needs answers. Unfortunately, what he uncovers along the way could bring about the end of life on Earth as we know it.
Collects OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #1-6

 

 

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Back Issues / Vintage Comics
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Well, alright everyone … I’ve got nothing fancy for you this week. I’m just very busy today … so busy. So here you are, here are some very good comics, they’re very awesome, as you will see.

How awesome is Iron Man #55, first appearance of Thanos, CGC Signature Series 9.6 signed by Jim Starlin? See? Pretty awesome, right?  Well, I told you it was awesome. Here’s the thing though … it’s just awfully expensive. But hey, it’s really awesome, remember? I’m not even going to tell you how much, okay? Just come on down and check out its awesomeness.

We got a copy of Amazing Spider-Man #300, first appearance of Venom CGC 9.4 Signature Series signed by Todd McFarlane in the same collection as the previously mention book. This one is $425. This one is also incredibly awesome. I wear a lanyard at work with a photo of Todd McFarlane clipped to it. He’s shirtless with the worst case of hockey hair ever, swinging a baseball bat. No joke.

We have a nice mid-grade copy of Amazing Spider-Man #194, first appearance of Black Cat. It’s a Very Good/Fine (5.0) for $40. Uhmm … AWESOME!! No really, I don’t mean that to sound sarcastic. ASM #194 really IS awesome, I’m just in a hurry. Remember? Busy?

Gotham City Sirens #1 Very Fine/Near Mint (9.0) for $35. I like to pronounce the word siren with a southern accent. Sai-reens! Boom! Going out on the funny!

 

 

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Games
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XCOM
XCOM: THE BOARD GAME
Paris has fallen. New York is a pile of rubble spilling into the Atlantic. Alien attacks against Nanjing and Changzhou prompt widespread panic throughout the streets of Shanghai. Defense satellites detect UFOs in orbit over Mexico, Russia, and Brazil. Military responses have proven ineffectual. Fear and anxiety lead to widespread riots. Human civilization stands upon the brink of collapse…
You are humanity’s last hope.
In XCOM: The Board Game, you and up to three friends assume the roles of the leaders of the elite, international organization known as XCOM. It is your job to defend humanity, quell the rising panic, and turn back the escalating alien invasion coordinated by the game’s innovative, free digital companion app.
Where the world’s militaries have failed to stand against the alien invaders, you must succeed. To do so, you must make strategic use of the resources available to you. You must launch Interceptors to shoot down alien UFOs, assign soldiers to key missions, research alien technology, and use that technology to defend your base, all while you try to keep the world from collapsing just long enough that you can coordinate one final mission to repel the invaders for good.
Destroy UFOs. Research alien technology. Defend your base. Uncover the alien invasion plan. Should you fail, humanity is doomed.
Note: Requires the use of a free digital companion app which will be made available for download or access as an online tool.

 

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THE HOBBIT: ENCHANTED GOLD
Follow in the footsteps of Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit: Enchanted Gold, a two-player card game of treasure and adventure! Both players travel across Middle-Earth, crossing the Misty Mountains and encountering Orcs, elves, spiders, and trolls, before facing the great dragon, Smaug, and participating in the Battle of the Five Armies. Along the way, Gandalf, Thorin, Beorn, and other allies help players grab their own share of loot and jewels! Make the journey there and back again with The Hobbit: Enchanted Gold.

 

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YU-GI-OH! DICE MASTERS: SERIES ONE
Summon monsters and cast spells as you attempt to defeat your opponent in an all-new way to duel with the Yu-Gi-Oh! Dice Masters: Series One 2-Player Starter Set!
Each Yu-Gi-Oh! Dice Masters: Series One foil pack contains two cards and two dice that players can add to their Yu-Gi-Oh! Dice Masters collection.

 

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PORTABLE WARFARE: THE SERGEANT – RECON BLACK, GUN METAL GRAY, ARMY GREEN
Made from a durable nylon material, The Sergeant comes with two front pockets secured with velco, a zippered front pocket to hold up to two full sized hardback rule books or several magazines and soft cover rule books, two side drink holders, and a dual zipped top that zips all the way down the back for easy and quick access to all your foam trays inside.

 

 

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Toys / Collectables
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ROBOTECH TRANSFORMABLE 1/100 SCALE AF
TOYNAMI INC
Step into your Veritech and get ready for the coming 30th-anniversary of Robotech in 2015! Introducing the first series of Robotech 1/100-scale Transformables: Roy Fokker’s VF-1S (new version with white body), Rick Hunter’s VF-1J, Max Sterling’s VF-1A (new paint scheme), and Miriya’s VF-1J. Each fully transformable action figure stands roughly 6″ tall and is fully articulated. Each can be transformed into Fighter, Battloid, or Gerwalk modes. Also included is a gunpod accessory and an adjustable display stand.

 

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GOTG ELECTRONIC DANCING BABY GROOT
KIDDESIGNS INC.
Based on the now-classic scene from the closing credits of the blockbuster film Guardians of the Galaxy, this official replica of baby Groot in his white flower pot “dances” to an electronic instrumental version of the Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back” when switched on.

 

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SUPER BEST FRIENDS FOREVER BOX SET
DC COMICS
DC Collectibles brings to life the girls of DC Nation’s Super Best Friends Forever with this convention exclusive set of 3 figurines.

 

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PACIFIC RIM 7-IN SERIES 5 JAEGER AF
NECA
NECA’s #1 selling Pacific Rim toy line continues with Series 5, featuring two new Jaeger action figures! Each 7″ scale figure features over 20 points of articulation and incredible detail. Anchorage Attack Gipsy Danger features battle damage from its fight with Knifehead at the beginning of the movie, and uses new, unique tooling not seen on any previous Gipsy Danger release. It comes with an interchangeable right forearm that lets you switch between plasma gun and normal hand. The highly requested Romeo Blue is a Mark-1 American Jaeger and one of the early heroes of the war against the Kaiju. Highlights of its battles appear in newsreels during the prologue to Pacific Rim. Both Jaeger figures were created from the actual digital files utilized by ILM in the creation of the film.

 

 

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Race The Flash @ EC! Newsletter 1/23/15

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FLASH EVENT!
Saturday, January 24th from 11am to 9pm

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,
consisting of:
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.)

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AQUAMAN EVENT!
Saturday, January 31st from 11am to 9pm

Keep checking our Facebook page or the Events page on the EC website for details!

http://facebook.com/emeraldcitycomics

http://emeraldcitycomics.com/events/

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GAMING EVENTS

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)

 

 

Always get the latest EC updates on our Facebook page:
http://facebook.com/emeraldcitycomics

 

And also see the Events page on our website for upcoming events:
http://emeraldcitycomics.com/events/

 

(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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Click here for new releases!

 

 

 

Featured Comic Books:

 

 

GROO FRIENDS AND FOES 1

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

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

POWERS #1 (MR)
MARVEL COMICS
(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.
Mature

 

REYN 1

REYN #1
IMAGE COMICS
(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

TWILIGHT ZONE S&S #1 (OF 4)
D. E.
(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

ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS #1
IDW PUBLISHING
(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

AQUAMAN AND THE OTHERS TP VOL 01 LEGACY OF GOLD (N52)
DC COMICS
(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

CARTOON NETWORK SUPER SECRET CRISIS WAR TP VOL 01
IDW PUBLISHING
(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 AND DRAGONS LEGEND OF DRIZZT TP VOL 01

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS LEGEND OF DRIZZT TP VOL 01 HOMELAND
IDW PUBLISHING
(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

LEGENDARY STAR-LORD TP VOL 01 FACE IT I RULE
MARVEL COMICS
(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.
Rated T
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Back Issues / Vintage Comics
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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.)

 

 

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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.

 

MACHIKOROHARBOREXPANSION

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).

 

DIAMONSTERS

DIAMONSTERS
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!

 

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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.

 

 

 

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Toys / Collectables
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MIGHTYWALLET

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.

ARTDECOGLASSES
AVENGERS ART DECO 4 PACK PINT SET
CLASSIC IMPORTS

The Avengers are incredibly stylish and retro cool on the glasses in this pint glass 4-pack!

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DARK KNIGHT RETURNS ACTION FIGURE BOX SET
DC COMICS

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.

SPIDER-MAN
MARVEL SPIDER-MAN 8IN RETRO AF SET
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC

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!

ENTERPRISE
ST ALL GOOD THINGS ENTERPRISE D SHIP
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC

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.

 

 

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Star Wars SALE!!! Newsletter 1/16/15

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STAR WARS DAY!!!
Saturday, Jan. 17th, from 11am to 9pm

SAVE 10% ON ALL STAR WARS MERCHANDISE* – INCLUDING VINTAGE COMICS & FIGURES!!!
(*Marvel’s 2015 Star Wars #1 and all variant versions not included.)

The 501st LEGION’S DARTH VADER, CHEWBACCA & OTHERS will be here LIVE, IN-PERSON from 11am – 2pm!!!

PLUS! Join our ALL-DAY STAR WARS COSPLAY FACEBOOK/TWITTER CONTEST for EC Gift Certificates!!!

Here’s how it works:

Step One: Choose a Star Wars character for your Cosplay work of art!
Step Two: Make the most awesome Cosplay outfit possible!
Step Three: Come to Emerald City Comics on Saturday, January 17th dressed in your Cosplay!
Step Four: Have your picture taken inside or outside of the store!
Step Five: Post your pic to our official Facebook page (Facebook.com/Emerald City Comics) and/or our Twitter page (Twitter.com/ECComicsFL), tag yourself and us!
Step Six: Collect your prize if you have the most “Likes” on Facebook and the most “Favorites” on Twitter by 11am on Monday, January 26th, 2015!

So, please note:
For both Facebook & Twitter, the contestant must post their Star Wars Day picture on Facebook/Emerald City Comics or Twitter/ECComicsFL, in Star Wars costume, taken inside or outside of Emerald City, tagging themselves and EC. The entry with the most Likes (on Facebook) and / or Favorited (on Twitter) by 11am, Monday, January 26th will be considered the winners.

For both Facebook AND Twitter:
1st Place will win a $25 EC Gift Certificate
2nd Place will win a $10 EC Gift Certificate
3rd Place will receive a $5 Gift Certificate

Remember the 501st Legion will be here if you want to include Darth Vader, Chewbacca and others in your photo!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY to enter! Good luck!!!

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GAMING EVENTS

Here’s the list of gaming events coming up!
See emeraldcitycomics.com/events for complete details

Fri January 16
7:00pm – 11:00pm
Heroclix FLASH! constructed event!

Sat January 17
7:00pm – 1:00am
EC! Board Game Night

Sunday, January 18
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Pokemon League (youth)

Monday, January 19
7:30pm – 9:00pm+
DBZ Pick-up Tourney

Tuesday, January 20
7:00pm – 10:00pm
Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild – Season of the Shackles

Wednesday, January 21
7:00pm – 10:00pm
Dungeons and Dragons: Encounters

Thursday, January 22
6:00pm – 9:00pm
EC! Living Card Game Night

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

 

 

Always get the latest EC updates on our Facebook page:

http://facebook.com/emeraldcitycomics

 

And also see the Events page on our website for upcoming events:
http://emeraldcitycomics.com/events/

 

(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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Click here for new releases!

 

 

Featured Comic Books:

 

ADVENTURE TIME MARCELINE GONE ADRIFT 1

ADVENTURE TIME MARCELINE GONE ADRIFT #1
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Meredith Gran (A) Carey Pietsch (CA) Reimena Yee, Carey Pietsch
WHY WE LOVE IT: Marceline and the Scream Queens was our first Adventure Time mini-series and we loved the tour Meredith Gran took us on. It’s definitely time for more Marceline and what better way to get everything rolling than with an epic that takes Marceline and Princess Bubblegum to the far corners of the world and into space!
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Marceline. The. Vampire. Queen. From the writer that brought you Marceline and the Scream Queens, Meredith Gran (Octopus Pie), and introducing indie talent Carey Pietsch, this is your chance to get some oneonone time with one of your favorite residents of Ooo.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Marceline is on a rampage for mysterious reasons, and the kingdom of Ooo is desperately scrambling to stop her. In trying to save both Ooo and Marceline herself, Princess Bubblegum accidentally propels Marceline into the farthest reaches of space… and strips her of her powers! Guiltridden, Princess Bubblegum sets off on a space rescue that’ll test the power of her mind… as well as the power of friendship.

 

CONAN RED SONJA 1

CONAN RED SONJA #1
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Gail Simone, Jim Zub (A) Dan Panosian (CA) Dan Panosian, Dave Stewart
Gail Simone teams with Jim Zub to bring together legendary warriors in this truly epic crossover!
In a story spanning multiple eras in the lives of these classic characters, Conan and Red Sonja become comrades to take down a sorcerer-priest hell bent on creating a dark new age in Hyborian warfare!

 

FABLES THE WOLF AMONG US 1

FABLES THE WOLF AMONG US #1 (MR)
DC COMICS
(W) Matthew Sturges & Various (A) Stephen Sadowski, Travis Moore (CA) Chrissie Zullo
Even before the first issue of FABLES, there were stories to be told, shadowy avenues to explore, and lives hanging in the balance! Bigby Wolf has seen plenty in his time as Sheriff of Fabletown…but nothing can prepare him for this…
It all starts with a simple domestic disturbance. But when Bigby learns that his old nemesis, the Woodsman who has an axe to grind, is part of the scene, things go downhill fast. And how will Bigby and Snow White keep their heads long enough to crack the case when they get caught up in a grisly murder mystery?
Vertigo’s first-ever digital-first series, FABLES: THE WOLF AMONG US is a gripping adaptation and expansion of the smash-hit video game from Telltale Games, and an official prequel to Bill Willingham’s bestselling FABLES! Written by FABLES alum Matthew Sturges (JACK OF FABLES) and Dave Justus (HOUSE OF MYSTERY), with art by Stephen Sadowski (JSA), Shawn McManus (FABLES/FAIREST), and Travis Moore (JSA ALL STARS)!

 

MORTAL KOMBAT X 1

MORTAL KOMBAT X #1  (MR)
DC COMICS
(W) Shawn Kittelsen (A) Dexter Soy (CA) Ivan Reis
Get over here…for an all-new digital-first series set before the events of 2015’s highly anticipated game Mortal Kombat X! Prepare yourself for the brutal adventures of all your favorite Mortal Kombat characters and witness the rise of the next generation of Kombatants!
This premiere issue features two interlocking covers by superstar artist Ivan Reis!

 

RAT QUEENS SPECIAL BRAGA 1

RAT QUEENS SPECIAL BRAGA #11  (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Kurtis J. Wiebe (A) Tess Fowler (CA) Roc Upchurch, Tess Fowler
“BRAGA: THE ONCE PRINCE, NOW BASTARD”
Before joining the Peaches, Braga was destined to become the greatest leader of her people. But a life changing decision proved too controversial for even her most devout followers. A former life paved on the bodies of her enemies left behind…what choice was worth losing everything?
Featuring guest artist TESS FOWLER!

 

STAR WARS 1

STAR WARS #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) John Cassaday
THE GREATEST SPACE ADVENTURE OF ALL TIME RETURNS TO MARVEL!
Luke Skywalker and the ragtag band of rebels fighting against the Galactic Empire are fresh off their biggest victory yet-the destruction of the massive battle station known as the Death Star. But the Empire’s not toppled yet! Join Luke along with Princess Leia, smugglers Han Solo and Chewbacca, droids C-3PO and R2-D2 and the rest of the Rebel Alliance as they strike out for freedom against the evil forces of Darth Vader and his master, the Emperor. Written by Jason Aaron (Original Sin, Thor: God of Thunder) and with art by John Cassaday (Astonishing X-Men, Uncanny Avengers), this is the Star Wars saga as only Marvel Comics could make it!
Rated T

 

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

AVENGERS TIME RUNS OUT PREM HC VOL 01

AVENGERS TIME RUNS OUT PREM HC
MARVEL COMICS
For Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and the Illuminati, it has all been building to this. After two years of carefully crafting his cataclysmic saga, writer Jonathan Hickman jumps ahead eight months to the grand finale, the honest-to-goodness immediate future of the Marvel Universe – and the day of the Final Incursion! After the events of ORIGINAL SIN – and the revelation of the Illuminati’s desperate, world-destroying actions – much has changed for the Avengers. What has become of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes during the past eight months? Who comprises the new Cabal? And have all the battles they’ve endured, and the sacrifices they’ve made, prepared either group for the inevitable moment where time runs out for everybody? The first act of the astonishing climax to Jonathan Hickman’s legendary run is here! Collecting AVENGERS (2012) #35-37 and NEW AVENGERS (2013) #24-25.
Rated T+

 

MANIFEST DESTINY TP VOL 02

MANIFEST DESTINY TP VOL 02
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Chris Dingess (A/CA) Matthew Roberts
Lewis, Clark and the surviving members of their expedition continue westward across America, only to learn there is nowhere to run on a river.
Collects MANIFEST DESTINY #7-12

 

STRAY BULLETS TP VOL 06 KILLERS

STRAY BULLETS TP VOL 06 KILLERS (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W/A/CA) David Lapham
A little boy learns too late that running your mouth can get you run over. A young babysitter gets in way over her head when she’s hired tos it by a dangerous man with a dangerous request. A young couple’s hopeful visit to the city turns to anything but when they step into the middle of a mob turf war and watch more than just friends die. And a young man just trying to help his hustler cousin out of a bad spot instead becomes the ultimate killer. These are only some of the eight stories comprising KILLERS, the newest arc in the ongoing world of STRAY BULLETS. Each story stands on its own but collectively they tell the twisted story of two teens — Virginia and Eli — both scarred by tragic childhood intersections with the Baltimore underworld, drawn together in the sleepy seaside town of Sandcastle, unable to escape their dark pasts….

 

VEIL HC

VEIL HC
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Greg Rucka (A/CA) Toni Fejzula
Passions run high when a beautiful woman wanders out of an abandoned subway tunnel.  With no memory of who she is or how she got there, Veil must figure out who to trust and what she is-an object of desire or a force to be reckoned with-as her past is revealed. Collects Veil #1-#5.
o From Eisner Award-winning writer Greg Rucka (Whiteout, Stumptown, Queen & Country, Gotham Central)!
“This is one mystery that is not to be missed.”-IGN
“Veil will haunt readers for days to come.”-Comic Book Resources

 

 

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Back Issues / Vintage Comics
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A recent email I received reads as follows:

Hi,

I unfortunately work at the Twistee Treat on St. Pete Beach and one of the many sundry tasks I am burdened with as part of my employment is to climb up into the top of the ice cream cone shaped building to retrieve the styrofoam cups and plastic lids which are stored up there.

Anywho, while I was crawling around up there during last Thursday’s supply run I came across an obviously old, unmarked box that I had somehow failed to notice before. My first reaction was to ignore the strange box but later on my curiousity got the better of me and after my shift was over I climbed back up into the soft serve part of the cone and opened the box.
Inside were several objects, some of which being rather bizarre and disturbing and I won’t trouble you by listing them here.

Besides said peculiar items there were some old comics which I was quite intrigued by. I asked my boss about the box and he said that he had absolutely no idea what box I was talking about and that I was more than welcome to anything I found inside it.

So, I was wondering if you would be interested in purchasing any of these old comics I found in the very creepy box.

Thanks,

(name withheld to protect the anonymity of the guest).

This is a real email I received and these are the some of the real comics that Anonymous had in his/her newly found collection. Some of the comics were … off-putting to say the least, but a few of them we were able to offer Anonymous a few bucks for; these are listed below.

Avengers #55, Intro. Ultron, Very Good (4.0) $55
Avengers  #196, Intro. Taskmaster, Fine (6.0) $25
Infinity Gauntlet #’s 1-6, $125
Amazing Spider-Man #252, Intro. Black Costume, Very Fine+ (8.5) $70

 

 

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Games
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SENTINELSMULTIVERSEWRATH

SENTINELS OF THE MULTIVERSE: WRATH OF THE COSMOS
The far reaches of space have converged on the earth! The heroes of earth are joined by two new stalwart companions: Captain Cosmic, an earthling who has gained the cosmic powers of manipulating light into physical objects, and Sky-Scraper, a size-changing alien who is equally effective as a tiny infiltrator as she is is as a giant bruiser! And their help comes just in time!
This expansion includes two cosmic heroes, four destructive villains, and two far-flung environments.

 

DNDDMSCREEN

DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS 5E RPG: DUNGEON MASTERS SCREEN
Manage your campaign with this indispensable Dungeon Master accessory for the world’s greatest roleplaying game.
The red dragon Thraxata the Flamefiend and her kobold minions confront a party of intrepid adventurers, who protect their ranger as she attempts to finish the fight by using a legendary arrow of dragon slaying meant specifically for this red wyrm.
This durable, four-panel Deluxe Dungeon Master’s Screen, lavishly adorned with illustrations inside and out, will enchant and inspire players and the Dungeon Master. Its landscape design allows the Dungeon Master to easily see beyond and reach over the screen, even as it keeps die rolls and notes hidden from players. Tables inside provide essential support for the three pillars of play–combat, exploration, and interaction–to Dungeon Masters of all skill levels.

 

CARCASSONNEGOLD

CARCASSONNE GOLD RUSH
No Risk, No Reward! The Far West. It starts with railroads and brings you to small camps that will quickly become cities. Trading with the Native Americans is greatly prosperous, but that’s nothing compared to the lodes being discovered sporadically in the mountains. The only risk is the other prospectors, who are also searching to find the same riches as you are. Feel the (gold) rush in this thrilling, stand-alone game set in the world of Carcassonne for 2-5 prospectors.

 

ADVENTUREHEROPACK

ADVENTURE TIME HERO PACK #1
Your Adventure Time Card Wars game is about to get personal! Now play as your favorite character from the show: Finn, Jake, BMO, Lady Rainicorn, Princess Bubblegum, Lumpy Space Princess, Cosmic Owl, Tree Trunks, Billy, and many more. Hero Cards sit next to the battlefield and can affect play each and every turn. Your games will take on new life with a Hero card by your side, powering your way to victory and Cool Guy status! Tuck-box Expansion Pack includes 15 Hero Cards.

 

 

 

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Toys / Collectables
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alienegg

ALIENS ALIEN EGG BANK
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Putting aside a nest egg? why not keep it in an actual egg? This 9-inch vinyl bank resembles an actual xenomorph egg from the Alien film quadrilogy, complete with a Facehugger alien skittering around on its outer surface. With a coin slot on the top and a door in the base, it’s the perfect place to keep your loose change safe from squeamish criminals! Comes packaged in a clear polybag. Sculpted by Eli Livingston!

 

batmaninjustice

INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US BATMAN S.H.FIGUARTS
TAMASHII NATIONS
From Tamashii Nations. What better way to celebrate Batman’s 75th anniversary than with twp ambitiously awesome Batman action figures from Japan’s premium collectors label – Tamashii Nations? Sculpted in meticulous detail and featuring an unparalleled range of movement, the Dark Knight and The Joker as they appear in the popular Injustice: Gods Among Us game join the Tamashii Nations S.H.Figuarts advanced action figure line-up with a full array of accessories! The deluxe Batman figure includes interchangeable hand parts (two types), batarang x2, bat grenade, and grapple gun. The Joker includes a special, original design gas mask along with an insane array of accessories: interchangeable head part, interchangeable hand parts (3 sets), knife accessory, crowbar accessory, gun accessory, chattering teeth x2, and Joker card. Window box packaging.

 

ironman

MARVEL COMICS AVENGERS NOW IRON MAN ARTFX+ STATUE
KOTO INC.
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.  The latest Avenger to join the team is IRON MAN, who completes the lineup of Earth’s defenders with his previously released allies Hulk, Black Widow, Captain America, Hawkeye, and Thor!
Created in 1963 by a group of comic book luminaries (including Stan Lee and Jack Kirby), Tony Stark was a rich playboy whose capture during the Cold War led him to create a technologically advanced powered armor suit bristling with weapons and science-fiction gadgets.  Best known for fighting enemies such as Mandarin and Crimson Dynamo, Stark would over the years combat his own personal demons as well, making him a very nuanced and interesting character popular the world over.  While he would continue to improve and upgrade his armors, the brilliant industrialist/hero would also help found the premiere Marvel superhero group the Avengers and fight with them all the way into the current Marvel Now! Universe.  With a fresh start Tony appeared there with a brand new suit of Iron Man armor featuring a sleek design and a bold black and gold color scheme!  The Iron Avenger stands at the ready, turned to his side as he raises his right hand to aim a repulsor at the enemy.  Iron Man’s armor is intricately detailed with layers, panels, vents, and other technological components like secondary repulsors, and the metallic paint really makes it shine.
Sculpted by the same master artist who did the rest of this Avengers series, Junnosuke Abe (RESTORE), Iron Man stands just under 8 ½ inches tall (in the ARTFX+ 1/10th scale) on his included magnetic display base.  Add Iron Man to your collection and complete the full lineup of ARTFX+ Marvel Now Avengers!

 

batman

BATMAN ARTFX STATUE BLACK COSTUME VER
KOTO INC.
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! A classic returns!  One of the original and most popular DC Comics ARTFX Statues is back in a new version to thrill fans all over again.  The comic book Dark Knight returns; where once he was the blue-suited Jim Lee Hush version, Bruce Wayne is now BATMAN BLACK COSTUME VER.!  Inspired by the magnificent art of Lee in the seminal 2002 storyline pitting Batman against some of his most diabolical enemies, the original ARTFX Statue captured the Caped Crusader as he appeared then.  It’s only fitting that with Jim Lee drawing Batman in the current DC 52 Justice League that the classic Batman return in a tremendous all-new color scheme with some minor adjustments to the sculpt.  Batman is forever, and ready to fight crime on your shelves!
With his battle-tattered cape swirling dynamically around him, Batman strikes an intimidating pose designed to strike fear into the hearts of the evil doers of Gotham City.  Leaping into the fray against Joker or Two-Face, Bruce prepares a wide-legged stance for optimal balance while holding back his cape with one arm and keeping the other free to punch or pull a needed item from his utility belt!  The highly detailed sculpt and paint shadowing reveal the billionaire playboy’s muscular physique, trained to the peak of human perfection and highlighted by the skin-tight Batman outfit.  The detail on the Dark Knight is just as good as it was on the original version, with expert touches including the belt, swirling cape, and of course the stern head sculpt.  Meanwhile, the new black and gray costume colors lend a darker, grittier look to Batman that makes him blend in even better with the night.
Sculpted by Kouei Matsumoto, Batman Black Costume Ver. stands 11 inches tall (1/6th scale) on a special display base.  While he looks great on his own, Batman also makes a perfect companion piece to the previously offered Dark Knight, Catwoman, and Joker!

 

WONDERWOMAN

DC COMICS WONDER WOMAN ARTFX STATUE
KOTO INC.
From Kotobukiya. Following the recent releases of classic DC Comics characters in the full size ARTFX Statue scale (including Batman Black Costume, The Joker, and Superman), Kotobukiya heads to Themyscira for a new presentation of the female member of DC’s “Trinity,” WONDER WOMAN!  Since her comic book debut in 1941, Princess Diana has been an icon of female power, intelligence, and grace.  Arriving in “man’s world” from the island home of Themyscira, Diana donned a red, white and blue costume to protect the world as Wonder Woman!  The Amazon warrior has never looked more regal and powerful than in this new look as envisioned by superstar artist Jim Lee.
Confident and purposeful, Wonder Woman strides forward to confront whatever may come with dignity and determination.  Diana wears her iconic outfit featuring the red and gold bodice with eagle motif, gold belt, blue skirt with white stars, and tall red and white boots.  Meanwhile, no version of Wonder Woman would be complete without her star-studded tiara, bracelets, and Lasso of Truth at her waist, and this version even adds a huge red cape that flows behind her!  Frozen in mid-step, the superhero holds onto her cape at her sides, keeping it from getting in her way, and stares intently with her head cocked ever so slightly.  Her poise and strength contrast nicely with the subtle movement of her skirt, cape, and waving hair which all combine to give Wonder Woman a larger than life presence!
Standing just under 12 inches tall (in the ARTFX 1/6 scale) atop a special base featuring her logo, Wonder Woman looks fantastic in any collection; she’s also the final piece in an unofficial Trinity series with the Superman For Tomorrow and Batman Black Costume ARTFX statues, all of which were sculpted by the inimitable Kouei Matsumoto!

 

GROOT

POP GOTG DANCING GROOT VINYL FIG
FUNKO
From Funko. Because the fans demanded it, the Dancing Groot is here! Joining Funko’s fan-favorite POP! Vinyl Figure line, the Dancing Groot, complete with flower pot, from the finale of Marvel Studios’ newest hit film, Guardians of the Galaxy, is sculpted as a 3 3/4″ tall figure in the urban, stylized design that has proven so popular with fans. Add Dancing Groot to your Guardians collection today! Window box packaging.

 

 

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DARWYN COOKE DELIVERS A PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER AND DARK COMEDY IN REVENGEANCE

REVENGEANCE

 

The bestselling artist’s first creator-owned project!

Image Comics is pleased to announce that cartoonist Darwyn Cooke (Parker, DC: The New Frontier) will launch REVENGEANCE, his first fully creator-owned project, from Image Comics in June 2015.

REVENGEANCE is a psychological thriller with darkly humorous overtones. When Joe Malarky is faced with a criminal tragedy, he sets out to make things right on his own. What follows is Joe’s odyssey through the underside of the city and the madness that seems to drive his crazy world.

REVENGEANCE takes place in Toronto in the mid-eighties and is part crime story, part psychotronic melodrama, and a wholly fond look back at the author’s hometown.

“Darwyn Cooke is a living legend and there’s little I can say in favor of his amazing body of work that hasn’t been said before, but it’s a true honor to have him doing Revengeance at Image,” said Eric Stephenson, Publisher at Image Comics. “Like everyone else in comics, I’ve been such a huge fan of Darwyn’s work for so long that finally publishing something by him—not to mention something this cool—seems almost like a dream. Just knowing we’re putting this out is an early highlight for what is already looking like an amazing year.”

The series is set to launch from Image Comics in June 2015.

 

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