• Kids Day: sale / signing / characters! Newsletter 5/27/16
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      KIDS DAY!!! Saturday, May 28th from 11am to 9pm Mega Con will be taking place in Orlando, and it's a lot of fun for everyone! Unfortunately, families with small children don't always get to participate, so we're bringing all of our EC Family Members an alternative!!! Join us on… Read More

     
    Preacher SALE / give-away / raffle! Newsletter 5/20/16
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    ...and our first ever MIDNIGHT RELEASE PARTY for DC UNIVERSE REBIRTH #1!!! Read all about the event at its entry below, but here's the early scoop on the comic book itself: DC UNIVERSE REBIRTH #1 (W) Geoff Johns (A) Gary Frank & Various (CA) Gary Frank It all begins here. Do not skip… Read More

     
    Deadpool / Daredevil Day! Newsletter 5/13/16
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    DAREDEVIL / DEADPOOL DAY!! Saturday, May 14th from 11am to 9pm Deadpool is now in your home… on home video, that is!!! And, Daredevil Season 2 on Netflix has also been a popular “binge” for most of us!!! So, we thought we’d bring these two POP!-ular fellas to EC!!! Join us on Saturday, Ma… Read More

     
    Free Comic Book Day! Newsletter 5/6/16
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    FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!!! Saturday, May 7th from 11am to 9pm IT'S THE BIGGEST DAY IN COMICS!!! Join us Saturday, May 7th for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!!! Get FREE COMICS, ALL DAY, (each Guest can choose ANY THREE FCBD 2016 comics of their choice), AND, all Guests will SAVE 25% on ALL BOOKS &… Read More

     
    20% OFF all games! Newsletter 4/29/16
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    INTERNATIONAL TABLETOP DAY!!! Saturday, April 30th from 11am to 9pm This is a celebration of all things TABLETOP! All day long, games will be 20% OFF!!! This includes board games, trading card games, miniatures games, role-playing games, and any supplies in our games category such as paint… Read More

     

Kids Day: sale / signing / characters! Newsletter 5/27/16

 

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KIDS DAY!!!
Saturday, May 28th from 11am to 9pm

Mega Con will be taking place in Orlando, and it’s a lot of fun for everyone! Unfortunately, families with small children don’t always get to participate, so we’re bringing all of our EC Family Members an alternative!!!

Join us on Sat., May 28th for our special KID’S DAY EVENT!!!

The FIRST 100 KIDS will receive a FREE “SCOOBY DOO TEAM-UP” / “TEEN TITANS GO!” COMIC!!!

SAVE 10% ON ALL BOOKS & GRAPHIC NOVELS in our KID’S & ANIMATION SECTION!!!

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MEET NARUTO & GOKU for FREE pics & autographs from 11a-1p & 3-5p**!!!

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Plus, MEET MATTHEW VAN KLEECK, author of “WILLIAM THE DINOSAUR” for FREE AUTOGRAPHS from 11a-3p**!!!

Enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 KID’S BOOK PACKS!!!

The KID’S BOOK PACK includes:
1 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. ONE, 1 ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN WEB WARRIORS: SPIDER-VERSE, 1 BATMAN & ROBIN TWO-FACE FACE-OFF, 1 AMAZING ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN: MAGIC MONSTERS!, 1 AVATAR, THE LAST AIRBENDER: SMOKE & SHADOWS, PART ONE, and 1 SKYLANDERS: RIFT INTO OVERDRIVE!!!

(Winners will be called on Mon., May 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. One entry per person, please. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

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

 

 

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MUNCHKIN MARVEL EDITION GAME DEMONSTRATION
Sunday, May 29th from noon to 5pm

Double Exposure, Inc. Envoy and Emerald City present a Munchkin Marvel Edition game demonstration!

Herald Bill Eastman will be with us once again to demonstrate the game. He will be teaching new players how to play the game and to show off to the public all the fantastic components that make up this excellent game!

Here’s some info about the game:

Munchkin Marvel Edition, an all-new Munchkin game that fuses the classic card game fun of monster-slaying and role-playing with the most iconic characters from the Marvel universe.  Created under license from Steve Jackson Games and in conjunction with Marvel, Munchkin Marvel Edition comes complete with new monsters (villains), allies (heroes) and custom S.H.I.E.L.D. Identification Cards, and is the perfect gift for Munchkin fans who are ready for an epic Marvel battle!

Here’s a link to the BoardGameGeek page for the game:
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/189848/munchkin-marvel

And here’s the page from USAopoly:
http://usaopoly.com/games/munchkin-marvel-game-edition

 

 

POKEMON YOUTH LEAGUE MEETUP
POKEMON YOUTH LEAGUE
Sundays from 4pm to 6pm

Ages 8-16
New players always welcome!

Our Pokémon Youth League provides a nearby place for you to get together with other fans of both the Pokémon Trading Card Game and the Pokémon video games, and have some fun!

Using your own cards and Pokémon video games, you can play, trade, and even earn cool prizes! The best part is that you can do all this with other Pokémon players who love collecting and playing just as much as you do!

What IS the Pokémon Trading Card Game?

Download the rules here…
http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-tcg/rules

…or stop by during our events to see first-hand how the game is played!

“You are a Pokémon Trainer! You travel across the land, battling other Trainers with your Pokémon, creatures that love to battle and that have amazing powers! Your deck of cards represents your Pokémon as well as items and allies that help you on your adventures.

Trading card games are strategy based and use collectible cards to let each player customize his or her game. The best way to learn to play the Pokémon TCG is with a Trainer Kit. This has two ready-to-play decks that walk you through the game, step by step. From there, try a theme deck to get an idea of the different kinds of decks out there. Once you’re ready, you can start building your collection of cards with Pokémon TCG booster packs. Trade with your friends for the strongest Pokémon or collect all your favorites! Then, build your own 60-card deck, play with your friends, and show off your own personal Pokémon team!

In the Pokémon TCG, your Pokémon battle your opponent’s Pokémon. The first player to take all of his or her Prize cards wins! Also, if your opponent cannot draw a card at the beginning of his or her turn, or has no Pokémon left in play, you win the game!”

 

 

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MEMORIAL DAY SALE AND GAMING EVENT!!!
Monday, May 30th from 11am to 9pm

This Memorial Day, Monday, May 30th, SAVE 10% ON ALL GAMES & GAMING MERCHANDISE IN THE STORE!!!

ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY, can use our Events Room to play your new games, your favorite games, or any of our many demonstration games we have open and available in the room!

Plus, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY, can also enter our FREE raffle for a chance to win* 1 of 2 GAMING MEGA-PACKS!!!

The Mega-Packs consist of:
1 CYPHER,
1 EMPIRE ENGINE,
1 MAXIMUM THROWDOWN,
1 MUNCHKIN LOOT LETTER, and
1 SEVENTH HERO card game!!!

The winners will be called on Tuesday, May 31st!!!

*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. One entry per person, please. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

 

 

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CIVIL WAR II LAUNCH PARTY!!!
Wednesday, June 1st from 11am to 9pm

While “Civil War” is still slugging away at the box office, the comics world is about to explode again with “Civil War II,” available June 1st!!! And, to celebrate, EC invites you to join us at our CIVIL WAR II LAUNCH PARTY!!!

Join us on Wed., June 1st, when the FIRST 50 GUESTS at 11am and 7pm will receive a FREE CWII LITHO by MICHAEL CHO!!!

PLUS, the FIRST 35 GUESTS will receive a FREE CWII PREVIEWS MAGAZINE!!!

AND, the FIRST 30 GUESTS will receive a FREE “VOTE LOKI” MINI POSTER

BUT WAIT, there’s MORE!!!

The FIRST 50 GUESTS will ALSO receive a FREE DAILY BUGLE NEWSPAPER!!!

ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY, can also enter our RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 CAPTAIN MARVEL VOL. 1 PAPERBACKS!!!

All winners will be called on Friday, June 3rd!!!

*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. One entry per person, please. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

 

 

HOPS TABLETOPS MEETUP
HOPS & TABLETOPS @ PAIR O’ DICE BREWING CO.
Wednesday, June 1st from 7pm to 10pm
at Pair O’ Dice Brewing Company
4400 118th Avenue North #208, Clearwater, FL 33762

Roll the dice @ Pair O’ Dice with Emerald City Comics!

The Emerald City folks are back every other Wednesday with even more games to play! Stop in to see what’s new in the world of board gaming and craft beer!

Pair O’ Dice Brewing Company will have plenty of room for your favorite tabletop and card games. This event is free to take part in and welcomes all newcomers to board gaming! If there is a game you have been wanting to try, or want to get a group together to play, then this is the night for you!

 

 

HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT MEETUP
HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT – GOLDEN AGE CONSTRUCTED – MOVIE NIGHT!
Friday, June 3rd from 6:30pm to 9pm

$3 entry fee.  300 points. Golden Age format. Your team must consist of characters from Movie or TV show based sets ONLY.

See the event link for more details about what minis are allowed, and other exceptions:
http://bit.ly/22rcTCb

We’re playing for Doctor Octopus from the Sinister Six Organized play kit.

What’s this about?: HeroClix tournaments are a sanctioned series of events that offer players opportunities for competitive play and exclusive figures. Tired of beating your friends? Bring your A-game here and see how you do. First time players at EC always get a figure!

What do you need to play?: For constructed tournaments, you’ll need to supply your team, meeting the requirements that week’s format issued. It’s also recommended that you bring your own maps, so you have the advantage should you win the roll for map choice. However, Dice and Maps are available in limited numbers.

What is ‘Golden Age’?: Golden Age is essentially an unrestricted format. Any figure can be used, as far back as Marvel HeroClix: Infinity Challenge (the first set). The only figures that cannot be used are the Purple Ringed promo figures, and other non-comic sets, such as Lord of the Rings, Kick-Ass 2, Mage Knight, Yu-Gi-Oh, and DOTA 2 (unless specified by the format). All Errata is in effect for Golden Age play.

How are the prizes distributed?: For standard Constructed play, we usually issue a prize for 1st place, 2nd place, and Fellowship. Fellowship is a sportsmanship prize, and can be awarded to someone who the judge feels carried themselves in an exemplary fashion in demeanor during the event. Usually, if everyone qualifies for the Fellowship prize, this is awarded via roll-off.

Read the rulebook to learn the game…

http://heroclix.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/2014-HeroClix-Core-Rulebook.pdf

…or stop by during a tournament to see how it’s played!

 

 

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CIVIL WAR DAY!!!
Saturday, June 4th from 11am to 9pm

Civil War is still going strong, and EC is finally able to celebrate!!! Join us for a celebration worthy of the size and scope of Marvel’s latest cinematic triumph!!!

Join us on Sat., June 4th, when the FIRST 125 GUESTS will receive a FREE CAPTAIN AMERICA 96-PAGE, FULL-COLOR 75TH ANN. MAGAZINE!!!
(1 MAGAZINE PER HOUSEHOLD, PLEASE.)

MEET CAP, THE WINTER SOLDIER, BLACK PANTHER & SURPRISE GUESTS for FREE pics & autographs from 11a-1p & 3-5p!!!**

And ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY, can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2  FUNKO “CIVIL WAR” MARVEL COLLECTOR CORPS BOXES!!!
(Winners will be called on Mon., June 6th!)

June 4th is also DARK HORSE COMICS DAY! So, the FIRST 50 GUESTS will also receive a DARK HORSE COMICS SAMPLER!

Also, ALL DARK HORSE GRAPHIC NOVELS will be 10% OFF ALL DAY!

* 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. ONE entry PER PERSON, please. To keep the raffle fair to all entrants, multiple entries will disqualify the entrant.)

** Scheduled to appear; subject to change without notice. See EC’s Facebook Page or contact the store for updates. Local actors, not affiliated with the film.

 

 

BOARD GAME MEETUP
BOARD GAME MEETUP
Saturday, June 4th from 5pm to 9pm

Do you enjoy Board games? Got a fantastic new game and no one at home to play it with? Well, bring it on down to our Emerald City Board Game Meet-Ups!

No purchase necessary to come down and have fun! The festivities start at 5pm. Even if you don’t have your own games to play, fear not — we have a wide variety of free-to-play demonstration copies for anyone to use in our game room!

Drink and snack purchases are available!

Our Board Game Meet-ups are open to all — players under age 13 are welcome with an adult.

 

 

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ECBC: CIVIL WAR!!!
Tuesday, June 7th from 7pm to 8pm

The ECBC (Emerald City Book Club), meets the FIRST TUESDAY of every month from 7-8pm to discuss the featured book!!! This month’s selection is “Civil War” by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven!!!

The session is open to everyone and takes place on June 7th from 7-8pm!!!

The group will share their opinions on the emotional twists and turns of the story, its impact on the Marvel comic and cinematic universes, and more!!!

Whether you attend the session or not, the “Civil War” book is 20% OFF from now until end-of-business on June 7th!!!
(The discount will be calculated at the register, and does not combine with any other discounts or programs)

 

 

HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT MEETUP
HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT – DC / MARVEL 2-BOOSTER SEALED
Friday, June 10th from 6:30pm to 9pm

Cost of entry is the price of two 5-figure booster packs.
Any booster Emerald City has available will be eligible for use.

The prize is the LE Professor X from the Uncanny X-Men set.
In addition, the top 3 players and Fellowship winner will receive a limited edition map.

WHAT IS HEROCLIX?

Read the rulebook to find out more…
http://heroclix.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/2014-HeroClix-Core-Rulebook.pdf

…or stop by during a tournament to see how it’s played!

“The HeroClix Core Game is a tabletop combat game using 3-D collectible miniature figures of your favorite characters. By building a force from your collection of figures, you can take on the roles of your favorite characters and challenge your friends to epic battles!

What you need to play:
Any number of players can play a game of HeroClix, but the game plays best with two to four players. For a two-player game, you will need the following: a selection of characters, a rule book, 1 game map, 1 Powers and Abilities Card, and 2 six-sided dice (2d6). You might find that a few coins or other small objects to use as action tokens and a length of string or other object to use as a straight edge will help you play the game. When playing an advanced game with Powers and Tactics, you may also need 6 object tokens and terrain markers.”

 

 

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

 

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/ECComicsFL

 

(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!

http://emeraldcitycomics.com/new-releases

 

Featured Comic Books:

 

AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE 9
AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #9
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
(W) Roberto Aguirre Sacasa (A/CA) Francesco Francavilla
“Betty: RIP,” Part 4. The Horror began in Riverdale when Reggie Mantle struck and killed Jughead’s beloved pooch Hot Dog. Since then, Reggie has been living with this secret knowledge-and terrible guilt. With no one to talk to about it, Reggie has started to crack under the strain. He is seeing visions of his dead friends – or are they literal ghosts? When an act of kindness prompts a confession from him, Reggie must decide for himself, once and for all-is there any good within him? Or is Reggie, as we’ve always suspected, beyond redemption? For TEEN+ Readers.

 

CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS 1
CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Nick Spencer (A/CA) Jesus Saiz
He’s back! The original Sentinel of Liberty returns, with a new shield, a new team, and a new mission! And he’s not the only one who’s back! Like the saying goes– cut off one LIMB, two more will take its place! HAIL HYDRA!
Rated T+

 

DC UNIVERSE REBIRTH 1
DC UNIVERSE REBIRTH #1
DC COMICS
(W) Geoff Johns (A) Gary Frank & Various (CA) Gary Frank
It all begins here. Do not skip to the last page. Do not let a friend or message board ruin this comic for you. The future (and past) of the DC Universe starts here. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!
THEY SAID IT: “Rebirth is about focusing in on the core of the character and their respective universe,” says writer and DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns. “It brings back what has been lost, the legacy of the characters, the love and the hope of the DCU!”

 

MONSTRESS 6
MONSTRESS #6 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Marjorie M. Liu (A/CA) Sana Takeda
END OF STORY ARC
Maika and her friends face betrayal and death, and only the monster inside-and her growing relationship with it-can save them.
MONSTRESS will return in August.

 

SCOOBY APOCALYPSE 1
SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #1
DC COMICS
(W) Jim Lee & Various (A) Hank Porter (CA) Jim Lee
Those meddling kids-Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy, and their dog, Scooby-Doo-get more ghost-debunking than they bargained for when faced with a fundamental change in their world. The apocalypse has happened. Old rules about logic no longer apply. The creatures of the night are among us, and the crew of the Magical Mystery Machine has to fight to survive-because in the apocalyptic badlands of the near-future, the horrors are real!
This new monthly series takes Scooby and the gang to a whole new level and features character designs by comics superstar Jim Lee!

 

STAR WARS 19
STAR WARS #19
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Leinil Francis Yu
• Will Leia be able to save a prison full of Imperial forces?
•  Or will the mastermind of the takeover strike back against the Empire?
•  Find out as “Rebel Jail” concludes!
Rated T

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

BLACK SCIENCE TP VOL 04
BLACK SCIENCE TP VOL 04 GODWORLD (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Matteo Scalera
Following the catastrophic final jump of the Pillar, the last Dimensionaut is stranded in the furthest reaches of space, adrift on the wreckage of his former self. Before he can reclaim his mantle as protector of the Eververse, he must first overcome the demons that lurk within his own soul.
Collects BLACK SCIENCE #17-21

 

GOD IS DISAPPOINTED APOCRYPHA NOW SLIPCASE ED HC
GOD IS DISAPPOINTED / APOCRYPHA NOW SLIPCASE ED HC
IDW – TOP SHELF
(W) Mark Russell (A/CA) Shannon Wheeler
Hallelujah – the beloved classic has risen again! And this time it brought company. Celebrate the second coming of Mark Russell & Shannon Wheeler with this handy slipcase set, containing both God Is Disappointed in You and the new sequel Apocrypha Now! – two hilarious must-haves at one amazing price.

 

GREEN LANTERN NEW GODS GODHEAD TP
GREEN LANTERN NEW GODS GODHEAD TP
DC COMICS
(W) Robert Venditti & Various (A) Ethan Van & Various (CA) Lee Weeks
In these stories from GREEN LANTERN/NEW GODS: GODHEAD #1, GL #35-37, GL CORPS #35-37, GL NEW GUARDIANS #35-37, RED LANTERNS #35-37, SINESTRO #6-8 and GL ANNUAL #3, Highfather learns that ring-wielders stole secrets from beyond the Source Wall! Now, Highfather must breach the wall-but first, he needs his own set of rings!

 

UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL TP VOL 03
UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL TP VOL 03 SQUIRREL REALLY GOT ME NO
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Ryan North, Chip Zdarsky (A) Erica Henderson, Joe Quinones (CA) Erica Henderson
New series, New Avenger! With her unique combination of wit, empathy and squirrel powers, computer-science student Doreen Green – a.k.a. the unbeatable Squirrel Girl – is all that stands between the Earth and total destruction. Well, Doreen plus her friends Tippy-Toe (a squirrel) and Nancy (a regular human with no powers). So mainly Squirrel Girl. And what hope does the Earth have if she gets hurled back in time to the 1960s and erased from history? At least Nancy will never forget her friend, but what invincible armored Avenger can she call on to help, through the magic of social media? Decades apart, can they avert doom, or will everything go wrong forever? Howard the Duck hopes not – he has an appointment for a crossover! Collecting THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL (2015B) #1-6 and HOWARD THE DUCK (2015B) #6.
Rated T

 

 

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“JUSTIN’S JABBER” — BACK ISSUES
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REJOICE WALKING DEAD FANS! We got in some of those highly-sought-after early issues of Walking Dead. Feel free to TOTALLY freak out with excitement! Go ahead, let your enthusiasm overflow! Display your love of zombies with reckless abandon! RIOT IN THE STREETS! When the cops show up to shut it down, just tell them that Justin over at EC said it was okay. They know me. It’s cool.

 

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Walking Dead #3, first appearance of Dale and Carol, Fine (6.0) condition, $60.

 

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Walking Dead #7, first appearance of Tyreese, Fine (6.0) condition, $60.

 

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Walking Dead #9, first appearance of Otis, Fine (6.0) condition, $40.

 

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Walking Dead #10, first appearance of Hershel and Maggie, Fine (6.0) condition, $40.

 

By the way, while rioting with joy over the awesomeness of these here Walking Dead back issues, remember to assign the gas masks to children and the elderly first. Just because you’re rioting doesn’t mean you can’t be gentlemanly about it.

 

(Please note that the digital samples shown are for clear image references only, and are NOT the actual books being offered for sale. Please call us at 727-398-2665 for condition, availability, or any other questions about the books!)

We have a lot more where those came from on our two — count em’ TWO — vintage comics walls! So stop in for a nostalgic treat, or check out our online shop for select vintage comics:
http://shop.emeraldcitycomics.com/Comics/Vintage-Back-Issues-/index.php

 

 

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GAMES
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TMNTDiceMasters
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES DICE MASTERS
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Dice Masters features fan favorite characters including Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, Raphael, Splinter, and more! Introducing more than a dozen new heroes and villains (and their dice!), players can decide to build their team of heroes, villains, or some combination of the two! Perfect for new and seasoned players, alike, whether they`re interested in a game or two over pizza or building the perfect team, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Dice Masters is sure to deliver an experience that will leave you saying, Cowabunga!

 

51stState
51ST STATE: MASTER SET
The world you know no longer exists. There is no government. No army. No civilization. The United States have collapsed. And now, thirty years after the war started, new powers try to take control over the ruined country, establish a new order, and create a new country…a new State: the 51st State! Marking the rebirth of the 51st State line, the Master Set contains 88 cards from the original base game, plus 50 cards each from both the New Era and Winter expansions.

 

DiceHeist
DICE HEIST
In Dice Heist, players take on the role of an international thief attempting a series of daring heists to steal the most valuable artifacts, gems, and paintings from four of the world`s most famous museums. Recruit sidekicks to help you, or go at it alone. Will you beat the security systems at the Louvre in Paris and make your escape with the Mona Lisa, or will one of the other thieves get there first? Whoever can impress his fellow criminals with the most valuable collection of stolen goods will be the winner!

 

MunchkinKnights
MUNCHKIN: KNIGHTS
Get ready for Knights to remember! Enhance your Munchkin merriment with a cavalier attitude with this booster pack of 15 new knight-themed cards. Perfect for backstabbing fun at round tables everywhere, this expansion features amazing art by Ian McGinty and new a-sword-ed monsters and Treasures for your Munchkin game.

 

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STAR WARS IMPERIAL ASSAULT : THE BESPIN GAMBIT
Bring a covert shadow war to your games of Imperial Assault with The Bespin Gambit Expansion! With The Bespin Gambit, you can take your campaigns and skirmishes into the ritzy hotels and industrial underworks of Cloud City. Iconic characters like Bossk and Lando Calrissian join the game and gorgeous new tiles portray the most memorable Cloud City locations. With two new Rebel heroes, one new Imperial class, new Mercenaries figure groups, a new mini-campaign, and a new focus on your Spy characters, The Bespin Gambit offers an indispensable bonus to every Imperial Assault player.

 

 

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TOYS / COLLECTIBLES
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REDHOOD
BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT RED HOOD AF
DC COMICS
From the Batman: Arkham Knight video game comes Red Hood! This figure will be released with last month’s Azrael, Professor Pyg and Man-Bat action figures.
Figure comes with multiple accessories!
12. RED HOOD – 6.75″

 

CHEETAHBOMB
DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS CHEETAH STATUE
DC COMICS
DESIGNED BY ANT LUCIA; SCULPTED BY SAM GREENWELL
From the depths of the darkest jungle comes Cheetah, the latest in the popular line of DC Comics Bombshells statues! Camera in hand and knife at the ready, Cheetah is ready for whatever action comes her way!
Measures Approximately 10.7″ Tall

 

POISONIVY
FFG DC COMICS COLL POISON IVY STATUE
YAMATO USA INC.
From Yamato USA. Look out world, Mother Nature has just got herself some muscle …  oh, and some sexy curves! I heard it through the grapevine that you  might be interested in little ol’ me … so tell me, care to have a late night stroll through the gardens? If so, then let me entice you for a late night rendezvous, with me, Poison Ivy. As an addition to Yamato USA Toys’ DC Comics Fantasy Figure Collection, I can already feel your interest in me blossoming. So how about it, Darling? How about adding me to your collection for some cross pollination and cultivating…. I really am to die for.

 

CHAPPIE
CHAPPIE 1/6 SCALE FIG
THREEZERO
From ThreeZero. The fully-articulated Chappie collectible stands 12″ tall and features highly detailed paint and weathering replicating his appearance on screen. Chappie also includes light-up LEDs and an AKS-74 rifle accessory!

 

FLASHOPEN
FLASH TV LETTER OPENER
ICON HEROES
From the hit show The Flash comes this San Diego Comic Con 2015 Exclusive Deluxe Letter Opener, now available to a wider audience! Measuring approximately 7″ long, the lightning bolt letter opener is made of high quality metal and stores nicely on the scarlet circular base showing The Flash’s iconic symbol!

 

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Preacher SALE / give-away / raffle! Newsletter 5/20/16

…and our first ever MIDNIGHT RELEASE PARTY for DC UNIVERSE REBIRTH #1!!!
Read all about the event at its entry below, but here’s the early scoop on the comic book itself:

DC Rebirth 1 DC Rebirth 1 variant

DC UNIVERSE REBIRTH #1
(W) Geoff Johns (A) Gary Frank & Various (CA) Gary Frank
It all begins here. Do not skip to the last page. Do not let a friend or message board ruin this comic for you. The future (and past) of the DC Universe starts here. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!
THEY SAID IT: “Rebirth is about focusing in on the core of the character and their respective universe,” says writer and DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns. “It brings back what has been lost, the legacy of the characters, the love and the hope of the DCU!”

 
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PREACHER GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE – AND A VERTIGO SALE!!!
Saturday, May 21st from 11am to 9pm

“Preacher” possesses AMC on Sunday, May 22nd!!!
It’s based on the Vertigo comic by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, and it’s so shocking, so controversial, that you have to read it to believe it!!
And, of course, EC is going to give you that chance!

Join us on Saturday, May 21st when the FIRST 50 GUESTS at 11am only will receive a FREE PREACHER PROMO COMIC!!!
(The comic will ONLY be given to adults 18+.)

Plus, SAVE 10% on ALL VERTIGO BOOKS & GRAPHIC NOVELS!!!
(The sale excludes all New Comics.)

ALL GUESTS can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 “PREACHER: BOOK ONE” PAPERBACKS!!!

All winners will be called, Monday, May 23rd!!!

* 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. ONE entry PER PERSON, please. To keep the raffle fair to all entrants, multiple entries will disqualify the entrant.)

 

 

BOARD GAME MEETUP
BOARD GAME MEETUP
Saturday, May 21st from 5pm to 9pm

Do you enjoy Board games? Got a fantastic new game and no one at home to play it with? Well, bring it on down to our Emerald City Board Game Meet-Ups!

No purchase necessary to come down and have fun! The festivities start at 5pm. Even if you don’t have your own games to play, fear not — we have a wide variety of free-to-play demonstration copies for anyone to use in our game room!

Drink and snack purchases are available!

Our Board Game Meet-ups are open to all — players under age 13 are welcome with an adult.

 

 

POKEMON YOUTH LEAGUE MEETUP
POKEMON YOUTH LEAGUE
Sundays from 4pm to 6pm

Ages 8-16
New players always welcome!

Our Pokémon Youth League provides a nearby place for you to get together with other fans of both the Pokémon Trading Card Game and the Pokémon video games, and have some fun!

Using your own cards and Pokémon video games, you can play, trade, and even earn cool prizes! The best part is that you can do all this with other Pokémon players who love collecting and playing just as much as you do!

What IS the Pokémon Trading Card Game?

Download the rules here…
http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-tcg/rules

…or stop by during our events to see first-hand how the game is played!

“You are a Pokémon Trainer! You travel across the land, battling other Trainers with your Pokémon, creatures that love to battle and that have amazing powers! Your deck of cards represents your Pokémon as well as items and allies that help you on your adventures.

Trading card games are strategy based and use collectible cards to let each player customize his or her game. The best way to learn to play the Pokémon TCG is with a Trainer Kit. This has two ready-to-play decks that walk you through the game, step by step. From there, try a theme deck to get an idea of the different kinds of decks out there. Once you’re ready, you can start building your collection of cards with Pokémon TCG booster packs. Trade with your friends for the strongest Pokémon or collect all your favorites! Then, build your own 60-card deck, play with your friends, and show off your own personal Pokémon team!

In the Pokémon TCG, your Pokémon battle your opponent’s Pokémon. The first player to take all of his or her Prize cards wins! Also, if your opponent cannot draw a card at the beginning of his or her turn, or has no Pokémon left in play, you win the game!”

 

 

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DC REBIRTH #1 MIDNIGHT RELEASE PARTY!!!
Tuesday, May 24th from midnight to 1am

DC’s Rebirth is HERE!!! And, to celebrate, EC is doing something we’ve NEVER done before – a MIDNIGHT RELEASE PARTY!!!
Join us on Tuesday, May 24th from 11:59pm until 1am!!! We’ll have a sale, gifts, refreshments, and lots of fun!!!

The FIRST 100 GUESTS at 12:01am will be able to purchase the exclusive “REBIRTH” #1 MIDNIGHT RELEASE VARIANT at the same $2.99 cover price!
(The regular version will also be available)

The FIRST 50 GUESTS will receive a FREE DETECTIVE #27 REPRINT COMIC!!!

Plus, the FIRST 25 GUESTS will receive a FREE JIM LEE LITHOGRAPH!!!

During this event, SAVE 25% on ALL BOOKS & GRAPHIC NOVELS!!!

We’ll also have an exclusive raffle for 1 of 2 DC COMICS DECK-BUILDING GAME CRISIS EXPANSIONS!!!*

AND THAT’S NOT ALL! In addition, ALL DC – AND MARVEL – new comics scheduled for sale on 5/25 will ALSO be available to purchase EARLY during this event!!!
(Other publishers’ comics will be available at 11am Wednesday)

Enter our COSTUME CONTEST for a chance to win a $25 EC GIFT CERTIFICATE!!!

We’ll be joined by Special Guests:**

MEGA CON GUEST AUSTIN JANOWSKY (Iron Man, Evil Dead 2), who will be doing sketches for $20-$50,
ADAM RICHES (G.I. Joe, Star Trek / Green Lantern) who will be doing sketches for $20, and
MICHAEL PAYNTER (Satan), a local artist / self-publisher, who will offer free signings!!!

ROBBIE KOOL from DADDY KOOL RECORDS in Downtown St. Pete will be our Guest DJ!!!

VOYAGE COLD BREW COFFEE will also be outside at 10pm, so you can purchase refreshments!!!

While you’re waiting for us to open, you can join our friends at PAIR O’ DICE BREWING (4400 118th Ave. N. Suite. 208 Clearwater, FL 33762) from 8pm – midnight to play the DC COMICS DECK-BUILDING GAME – PLUS, enter a FREE RAFFLE to win a copy of the game!!!

* 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. ONE entry PER PERSON, please. To keep the raffle fair to all entrants, multiple entries will disqualify the entrant.)

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

 

 

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MARVEL & MUNCHKIN GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE!!!
Wednesday, May 25th from 11am to 9pm

Marvel is on a roll, and for good reason! Their list of classic and iconic tales seems to be endless!!! Of course, your friends at EC will make it even easier to get to the good stuff, and become a Marvel superhero while you’re at it!!!

Join us on Wed., May 25th, when the FIRST 25 GUESTS at 11am and 7pm will receive a FREE MARVEL COLLECTIONS CATALOG!!!

Plus, ALL GUESTS can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 MUNCHKIN: MARVEL EDITION GAMES!!! (3-6 Players; ages 10+)

All winners will be called on Friday, May 27th!!!

PLUS, join us for a MUNCHKIN: MARVEL MYSTIC MAYHEM DEMO on Sunday, May 29th any time from Noon – 5pm!!!
(see details at event below)

*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. One entry per person, please. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

 

 

HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT MEETUP
HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT – CLONE WARS 400 PT GOLDEN AGE CONSTRUCTED
Friday, May 27th from 6:30pm to 9pm

400 pt Golden Age constructed. No team bases. Your team must consist of different versions of the SAME character (Example: multiple versions of Booster Gold, Storm, Shredder, etc.) You may only play 1 copy of any version (meaning set #, not different dial levels) of a particular character, with a 3 figure minimum in effect.

We’re playing for Green Lantern from the Brave and the Bold Organized play kit.

What’s this about?: HeroClix tournaments are a sanctioned series of events that offer players opportunities for competitive play and exclusive figures. Tired of beating your friends? Bring your A-game here and see how you do. First time players at EC always get a figure!

What do you need to play?: For constructed tournaments, you’ll need to supply your team, meeting the requirements that week’s format issued. It’s also recommended that you bring your own maps, so you have the advantage should you win the roll for map choice. However, Dice and Maps are available in limited numbers.

What is ‘Golden Age’?: Golden Age is essentially an unrestricted format. Any figure can be used, as far back as Marvel HeroClix: Infinity Challenge (the first set). The only figures that cannot be used are the Purple Ringed promo figures, and other non-comic sets, such as Lord of the Rings, Kick-Ass 2, Mage Knight, Yu-Gi-Oh, and DOTA 2 (unless specified by the format). All Errata is in effect for Golden Age play.

How are the prizes distributed?: For standard Constructed play, we usually issue a prize for 1st place, 2nd place, and Fellowship. Fellowship is a sportsmanship prize, and can be awarded to someone who the judge feels carried themselves in an exemplary fashion in demeanor during the event. Usually, if everyone qualifies for the Fellowship prize, this is awarded via roll-off.

Read the rulebook to learn the game…

http://heroclix.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/2014-HeroClix-Core-Rulebook.pdf

…or stop by during a tournament to see how it’s played!

 

 

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KIDS DAY!!!
Saturday, May 28th from 11am to 9pm

As an alternative to MegaCon for our Guests with children, we offer KIDS DAY @ EC!

The first 50 kids at 11am will receive a free all-ages comic book!

Meet Matt Van Kleeck, author of children’s book WILLIAM THE DINOSAUR, from 11am to 3pm!

Meet Naruto and Dragon Ball’s Goku, live in-person, from 11-1 & 3-5!**

All graphic novels & books in our Kids & Animation section will be 10% OFF all day!

Also, enter our free all-day raffle to win* an all-ages prize pack!
(winner will be announced Monday, May 30th)

See our Facebook page for more details as they are announced:
http://facebook.com/emeraldcitycomics

* 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. ONE entry PER PERSON, please. To keep the raffle fair to all entrants, multiple entries will disqualify the entrant.)

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

 

 

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MUNCHKIN MARVEL EDITION GAME DEMONSTRATION
Sunday, May 29th from noon to 5pm

Double Exposure, Inc. Envoy and Emerald City present a Munchkin Marvel Edition game demonstration!

Herald Bill Eastman will be with us once again to demonstrate the game. He will be teaching new players how to play the game and to show off to the public all the fantastic components that make up this excellent game!

Here’s some info about the game:

Munchkin Marvel Edition, an all-new Munchkin game that fuses the classic card game fun of monster-slaying and role-playing with the most iconic characters from the Marvel universe.  Created under license from Steve Jackson Games and in conjunction with Marvel, Munchkin Marvel Edition comes complete with new monsters (villains), allies (heroes) and custom S.H.I.E.L.D. Identification Cards, and is the perfect gift for Munchkin fans who are ready for an epic Marvel battle!

Here’s a link to the BoardGameGeek page for the game:
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/189848/munchkin-marvel

And here’s the page from USAopoly:
http://usaopoly.com/games/munchkin-marvel-game-edition

 

 

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ECBC: CIVIL WAR!!!
Tuesday, June 7th from 7pm to 8pm

The ECBC (Emerald City Book Club), meets the FIRST TUESDAY of every month from 7-8pm to discuss the featured book!!! This month’s selection is “Civil War” by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven!!!

The session is open to everyone and takes place on June 7th from 7-8pm!!!

The group will share their opinions on the emotional twists and turns of the story, its impact on the Marvel comic and cinematic universes, and more!!!

Whether you attend the session or not, the “Civil War” book is 20% OFF from now until end-of-business on June 7th!!!
(The discount will be calculated at the register, and does not combine with any other discounts or programs)

 

 

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

 

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/ECComicsFL

 

(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!

http://emeraldcitycomics.com/new-releases

 

Featured Comic Books:

 

CIVIL WAR II 0
CIVIL WAR II #0 (OF 7)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Olivier Coipel
From the creative team that brought you House of M and Siege comes a blistering first chapter in Marvel’s new explosive event. Watch as the players are introduced and the table is set for a storyline that fans will be talking about for years.
Rated T+

 

DEADPOOL LAST DAYS OF MAGIC 1
DEADPOOL LAST DAYS OF MAGIC #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Scott Koblish (CA) Humberto Ramos
From the pages of Doctor Strange…the Empirikul are waging a war on magic with the goal of wiping the fantastical from the pages of existence. This concerns Deadpool, because some of his best friends are magic. As the Empirikul forces batter the defenses of the Monster Metropolis ruled by his demonic wife, Deadpool wades into battle alongside his most spell-casting-est friends. And you know the old saying “Nothing ever goes wrong in a war.” That’s a saying, right?
PARENTAL ADVISORY

 

FUTURE QUEST 1
FUTURE QUEST #1
DC COMICS
(W) Jeff Parker (A/CA) Evan Shaner
When the adventurous and inquisitive Jonny Quest and his adoptive brother Hadji make a startling discovery in the swamplands of Florida, they are pulled into an epic struggle between the Space Rangers and a dangerous villain who threatens the galaxy. Now it’s up to the combined forces of Team Quest, Inter-Nation Security, Space Ghost, and a host of Hanna-Barbera’s greatest action heroes to stop him and save their universe!
Don’t miss the start of this new, monthly series that features character designs by comics superstar Darwyn Cooke and kicks off with an extra-sized story and a wraparound cover!

 

MICRONAUTS 1
MICRONAUTS #1
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) David Baldeon (CA) J. H. Williams
THEY CAME FROM A DYING UNIVERSE! ACROYEAR, SPACE GLIDER, BIOTRON and their allies are back, on the run from the evil BARON KARZA, and blasting through a universe where magic and science vie for control! With resources dwindling, the long-lost TIME TRAVELERS may hold the key to salvation… but will it mean armageddon for our world?

 

SABRINA 5
SABRINA #5
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
(W) Roberto Aguirre Sacasa (A) Robert Hack, Jack Morelli (CA) Robert Hack
Sabrina has to face the Witches Council for an accusation of conspiring with a mortal against the Church of Night. It will take a series of unnatural tests to prove her innocence, but none of it will bring her beloved Harvey back. She’ll have to take matters into her own hands to find Harvey’s missing soul. Recruiting two other young witches (from a neighboring coven), Sabrina holds a séance, but as ever, Madame Satan is pulling the strings behind the scenes, and what Sabrina taps into is much more dangerous – and diabolical. And will send our beloved teen witch on an epic quest. For TEEN+ readers.

 

TANK GIRL 2 GIRLS 1 TANK 1
TANK GIRL 2 GIRLS 1 TANK #1 (OF 4)
TITAN COMICS
(W) Alan Martin (A) Brett Parson (CA) The Black Frog
Fresh off the back of their latest calamitous chapter comes this shiny new Tank Girl tale from series creator Alan Martin and artist extraordinaire, Brett Parson! Expect a healthy dose of delirium and plenty of ball-crunching action in this high-octane crosscountry skirmish that asks the question: is this world really big enough for two Tank Girls? Strap yourself in, folks; It’s gonna be one helluva ride!

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

APOCRYPHA NOW HC
APOCRYPHA NOW HC
IDW – TOP SHELF
(W) Mark Russell (A/CA) Shannon Wheeler
Mark Russell & Shannon Wheeler’s faithful-yet-irreverent approach to the Bible made their book GOD IS DISAPPOINTED IN YOU a modern cult classic. Now, by popular demand, they turn their attention to the best parts left out of the canonical Bible, including the Midrash, the Apocrypha, Gnostic Gospels, and more! And if you thought the BIBLE had some weird stuff in it…

 

JOKER ENDGAME TP
JOKER ENDGAME TP
DC COMICS
(W) Scott Snyder & Various (A) Greg Capullo & Various (CA) Greg Capullo
Gotham City is overrun by Jokerized victims, and The Joker himself is prowling the streets. Even as Batman confronts the Clown Prince of Crime, ordinary citizens and Arkham inmates must confront the mark The Joker has left on the city and themselves. Is anyone truly safe? This jam-packed collection features stories from BATMAN #35-40, BATMAN ANNUAL #3, GOTHAM ACADEMY: ENDGAME #1, BATGIRL: ENDGAME #1, DETECTIVE COMICS: ENDGAME #1 and ARKHAM MANOR: ENDGAME #1.

 

MIGHTY THOR PREM HC THUNDER IN HER VEINS VOL 01
MIGHTY THOR PREM HC THUNDER IN HER VEINS VOL 01
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Russell Dauterman
When Dr. Jane Foster lifts the mystic hammer Mjolnir, she is transformed into the Goddess of Thunder, the Mighty Thor! Her enemies are many as Asgard descends further into chaos, and unrest threatens to spread throughout the Ten Realms. Yet she wages her greatest battle against a far more personal foe: the cancer killing her mortal form. When Loki steps back into Thor’s life, will it ease her troubles or only add to her pain? There’s no such question about Malekith as he continues to fan the flames of a looming War of Realms – when he isn’t wedding planning, that is! And as Asgard is torn apart, the skies will shake in one of the bloodiest battles of all time: It’s Thor vs. Odin like never before! Collecting MIGHTY THOR (2015) #1-5.
Rated T+

 

STAR WARS KANAN TP VOL 02
STAR WARS KANAN TP VOL 02 FIRST BLOOD
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Greg Weisman (A) Pepe Larraz (CA) Mark Brooks
Continue to explore the early days of Kanan Jarrus, the sensational star of STAR WARS REBELS! You’ve seen Kanan’s last adventure as a Padawan, now witness his first! The boy who was Caleb Dune must find his feet as the Clone Wars rage all around him. When the Jedi Temple comes under attack, what can a mere Padawan do to make a difference? Caleb and his new master, Bilaba, will take command of their own clone troop, and lead them into the furious Battle of Mygeeto. But lying in wait for them there are a pair of Separatist Generals, one of whom is one of the most deadly threats in the entire galaxy! Can Caleb and Bilaba survive Grievous? Collecting KANAN #7-12.
Rated T

 

 

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“JUSTIN’S JABBER” — BACK ISSUES
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Ho-Key Do-Key, folks. Let’s see what we’ve got in the ol’ bag…

 

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Batman #121, first appearance of Mr. Freeze, Very Good Minus (3.5) condition, $425.
Whoa Doctor! I’ve never even SEEN a copy of this book before! Now this is the first EVER Mr. Freeze appearance, back when he was called Mr. Zero. This one here is the real deal. Accept no substitutes.

 

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Tales of the Teen Titans #44, first appearance of Nightwing, Very Fine Minus (7.5) condition, $50.
What’s that you ask? Is the collar on Nightwing’s costume popped? Why don’t you take a look at that cover and tell me what you think.

 

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Death of Wolverine #1-4, full set, $40.
This ain’t the first time I’ve listed one of these and I doubt that this will be the last one either.

 

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Power Man #48, first Power Man and Iron Fist team up, Fine Plus (6.5) condition, $30.
I think this one is a steal at $30. I’m pretty sure that both of these characters have Netflix series coming up and this is a team up that made superhero history. You better come grab it before I do jive turkey.

 

Sweet Christmas! Those are some rad books! Come buy them so that some of their rad may transfer to yourself via osmosis. Rad osmosis.

 

(Please note that the digital samples shown are for clear image references only, and are NOT the actual books being offered for sale. Please call us at 727-398-2665 for condition, availability, or any other questions about the books!)

We have a lot more where those came from on our two — count em’ TWO — vintage comics walls! So stop in for a nostalgic treat, or check out our online shop for select vintage comics:
http://shop.emeraldcitycomics.com/Comics/Vintage-Back-Issues-/index.php

 

 

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GAMES
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WarhammerQuestSilverTower
WARHAMMER QUEST: SILVER TOWER
The long-awaited return of the classic dungeon-crawl!
Throughout the mortal realms the legends of the Silver Tower are recounted with awe and admiration. Tales of disparate champions good and evil, brought together by naught more than fate, battling against sanity-shredding horrors in the ever-shifting domain of the Gaunt Summoner of Tzeentch. Tales of bravery, heroism, treachery and betrayal. Tales of teamwork, success, and glory-hunting failure.
Some who tackle the Silver Tower seek a boon from the Gaunt Summoner, others wish to learn his true name, that they might destroy him. All must face foul, writhing monsters, bizarre, labyrinthine corridors bristling with traps and strange, maddening riddles before they even gain the chance to stand before his fell sorcery. The greatest champions, those who grow in strength over time as they solve the Silver Tower’s secrets, even they may fall at this hurdle – yet the riches, power and freedom they could gain drive them ever forward. But for every tale that ends in glory, another falls short, bringing only madness and despair…
Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower is a stunning boxed game for 2-4 players, set in the shifting, labyrinthine lair of a sinister Gaunt Summoner! Work with your friends to conquer the secrets of the Silver Tower, or take the glory for yourself – characters carry over the skills and treasures they have earned in previous games. The 13 double-sided board tiles mean no two adventures need be the same; a roll of the dice can send your adventurers off on wild tangents, with literally thousands of different dungeon-crawl combinations.

 

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EPIC PVP: FANTASY EXPANSION 2
What do Halflings, Cat Folk, Clerics and Dark Knights have in common? Well, nothing aside from the fact they`re about to enter the arena and help you achieve mastery over your opponents in battle! Each of these new decks is playable on its own but is also compatible with those in Epic PvP: Fantasy and Epic PvP: Fantasy Expansion 1, allowing you to create unique and powerful combinations for your battles. This second expansion for Epic PvP: Fantasy comes with two 20-card character decks and two 20-card race decks, as well as a board for each.

 

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STORYLINE: FAIRY TALES
Tell your own fanciful adventure stories with Fairy Tales, the debut game of the StoryLine collection. In this simple, beautifully-illustrated card game, players create a story together, with each player contributing characters, places, objects, and events to the narrative.

 

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POKEMON TCG: SHINY KALOS TINS
Three great, Legendary Pokemon-EX are revealed! Choose the forest majesty of Shiny Xerneas-EX, the destructive force of Shiny Yveltal-EX, or the battle-ready power of Zygarde-EX! Each of these rugged tins contains a foil card of a mighty Pokemon-EX from the Kalos region ready to battle and ready to win, as well as four Pokemon TCG boosters and a code card to unlock a playable deck in the Pokemon Trading Card Game Online.

 

 

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TOYS / COLLECTIBLES
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ARKHAM ORIGINS DEATHSTROKE PX BUST BANK
MONOGRAM PRODUCTS (HK) LIMITED
A PREVIEWS Exclusive! The world’s greatest assassin, Deathstroke, steps out of the best-selling video game Batman: Arkham Origins for this impressive bust bank! No one will dare touch your loose change when you store it in Deathstroke!

 

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DARK KNIGHT RETURNS BATMAN PX BUST BANK BLUE VER
MONOGRAM PRODUCTS (HK) LIMITED
A PREVIEWS Exclusive! Frank Miller’s powerful depiction of Batman from his seminal graphic novel Batman: The Dark Knight Returns is sculpted for this new bust bank from Monogram! Made of vinyl, the bank stands roughly 6″ tall and approximately 9″ wide. This piece can serve as a decoration in your office or home, or you can use it to store your loose change! Available only through PREVIEWS and your local comic shop, this bank is offered in two colors – a Blue costume or a Black costume.

 

HOTFETT
HOT TOYS BOBA FETT
HOT TOYS
In Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, Jabba the Hutt has sentenced Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Chewbacca to death by casting them into the Great Pit of Carkoon on Tatooine, but Luke Skywalker has saved themselves from the terrible fate by fending off the fearsome bounty hunter Boba Fett and Jabba’s minions! In a memorable moment in the film, Han Solo accidentally hits Boba Fett and knocked the Mandalorian down into the Sarlacc’s pit. The highly-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Boba Fett in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi. It features a finely sculpted Boba Fett helmet and armor, his signature jetpack, detailed weaponry, accessories, and figure stand. This deluxe version will exclusively include a specially crafted Sarlacc diorama figure base and two life-like jetpack thrust fire accessories!

 

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Deadpool / Daredevil Day! Newsletter 5/13/16

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DAREDEVIL / DEADPOOL DAY!!

Saturday, May 14th from 11am to 9pm

Deadpool is now in your home… on home video, that is!!! And, Daredevil Season 2 on Netflix has also been a popular “binge” for most of us!!! So, we thought we’d bring these two POP!-ular fellas to EC!!!

Join us on Saturday, May 14th for DEADPOOL & DAREDEVIL DAY!!!

SAVE 10% on ALL DEADPOOL & DAREDEVIL MERCHANDISE!!!
(Except Vintage, Consignment Items, & New Comics.)

PLUS, the FIRST 100 GUESTS will receive a FREE TRUE BELIEVERS: DEADPOOL #1 COMIC!!!
(This comic reprints the very first appearance of Deadpool in “New Mutants” #98!!! It is Rated T for “Teens” 12 and up. Children under 12 will be given an all-ages coloring sheet.)

AND, MEET DEADPOOL & DAREDEVIL LIVE, and IN-PERSON** for FREE PICS & AUTOGRAPHS from 11a-1pm and 3-5pm!!! (Local actors, not associated with the filmed versions.)

ALL GUESTS can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 DEADPOOL / DAREDEVIL POP! FAN PACKS!!!

The Fan Packs include:
1 DEADPOOL ADULT COLORING BOOK,
1 DAREDEVIL: BACK IN BLACK, VOL. 1 PAPERBACK,
1 DEADPOOL POP! VINYL, and
1 DAREDEVIL POP! VINYL!!!

GRAND PRIZE ADDED!!!

We’ve also added a GRAND PRIZE to our Raffle!!! One of the winners of our Deadpool / Daredevil Raffle will also win a Ride Along 2 Fan Pack, which includes 1 copy of “RIDE ALONG 2” on BLURAY, 1 “RIDE ALONG 2” (winner’s choice of) L or XL PROMO TEE SHIRT, and 1 pair of BLUE “RIDE ALONG 2” SUNGLASSES in an RA2 DRAWSTRING BAG!!! (Courtesy of Universal Studios Entertainment!)

All winners will be called, Monday, May 16th!!!

JUST ADDED!!! FREE DEADPOOL BUTTONS!!!

Hmm… What would make our Deadpool / Daredevil Day GIve-Away even SWEETER?!?

How about a FREE DEADPOOL BUTTON?

It’s perfect for playing “Button, Button, Who’s Got the Button?” (Seriously, it’s a thing. Google it.) Actually, it’s NOT perfect for that, because it does have a STICK PIN in it, but we suppose you could play a hardcore version of it.

Plus, our Marketing Diva is too lazy to erase all this writing (or what he calls, “copy,” to which we say, “Whatever, Elitist”), and come up with something else, so…

Aaaanywhoo….

Yeah, the FIST 50 Guests at 11am will get a FREE DEADPOOL BUTTON of their choice, while they last!!!

We’ll see YOU Saturday… Button Lovers!!!!

JUST ADDED!!! RIDE ALONG 2 SWAG!!!

Our friends who rep Universal Studios Entertainment have given us some awesome promo items to promote the home video release of Ride Along 2, starring Ice Cube and Kevin Hart!!! (In stores and for digital download now!)

So, the FIRST 150 GUESTS will also receive a pair of RIDE ALONG 2 PROMO FANS featuring the likenesses of “RA2” stars ICE CUBE & KEVIN HART!!!

* 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. ONE entry PER PERSON, please. To keep the raffle fair to all entrants, multiple entries will disqualify the entrant.)

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

 

 

POKEMON YOUTH LEAGUE MEETUP
POKEMON YOUTH LEAGUE
Sundays from 4pm to 6pm

Ages 8-16
New players always welcome!

Our Pokémon Youth League provides a nearby place for you to get together with other fans of both the Pokémon Trading Card Game and the Pokémon video games, and have some fun!

Using your own cards and Pokémon video games, you can play, trade, and even earn cool prizes! The best part is that you can do all this with other Pokémon players who love collecting and playing just as much as you do!

What IS the Pokémon Trading Card Game?

Download the rules here…
http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-tcg/rules

…or stop by during our events to see first-hand how the game is played!

“You are a Pokémon Trainer! You travel across the land, battling other Trainers with your Pokémon, creatures that love to battle and that have amazing powers! Your deck of cards represents your Pokémon as well as items and allies that help you on your adventures.

Trading card games are strategy based and use collectible cards to let each player customize his or her game. The best way to learn to play the Pokémon TCG is with a Trainer Kit. This has two ready-to-play decks that walk you through the game, step by step. From there, try a theme deck to get an idea of the different kinds of decks out there. Once you’re ready, you can start building your collection of cards with Pokémon TCG booster packs. Trade with your friends for the strongest Pokémon or collect all your favorites! Then, build your own 60-card deck, play with your friends, and show off your own personal Pokémon team!

In the Pokémon TCG, your Pokémon battle your opponent’s Pokémon. The first player to take all of his or her Prize cards wins! Also, if your opponent cannot draw a card at the beginning of his or her turn, or has no Pokémon left in play, you win the game!”

 

 

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HANNA-BARBERA & FRAZETTA GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE!!!
Wednesday, May 18th from 11am to 9pm

Your favorite Hanna-Barbera characters are BACK – and DC’s got ’em!!! The new line of comics launches May 18th, with “Future Quest” #1!!! One of your other childhood memories, (those pulps and “Heavy Metal” magazines you used to read), is back, in our latest Raffle!!!

Join us on Wednesday, May 18th, when the FIRST 25 GUESTS at 11am & 7pm will receive a FREE HANNA-BARBERA PREVIEW MAGAZINE!!!

AND, SAVE 25% ON ALL “HEAVY METAL” MAGAZINES & FRAZETTA-TITLED COMICS!!!
(“Creepy” & “Eerie”  magazines are not included in the sale!)

PLUS, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 FRANK FRAZETTA “WARRIORS” COASTER SETS!!!

Winners will be called on Friday, May 20th!

* 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. ONE entry PER PERSON, please. To keep the raffle fair to all entrants, multiple entries will disqualify the entrant.)

 

 

HOPS TABLETOPS MEETUP
HOPS & TABLETOPS @ PAIR O’ DICE BREWING CO.
Wednesday, May 18th from 7pm to 10pm
at Pair O’ Dice Brewing Company
4400 118th Avenue North #208, Clearwater, FL 33762

Roll the dice @ Pair O’ Dice with Emerald City Comics!

The Emerald City folks are back every other Wednesday with even more games to play! Stop in to see what’s new in the world of board gaming and craft beer!

Pair O’ Dice Brewing Company will have plenty of room for your favorite tabletop and card games. This event is free to take part in and welcomes all newcomers to board gaming! If there is a game you have been wanting to try, or want to get a group together to play, then this is the night for you!

 

 

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PREACHER GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE – AND A VERTIGO SALE!!!
Saturday, May 21st from 11am to 9pm

“Preacher” possesses AMC on Sunday, May 22nd!!!
It’s based on the Vertigo comic by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, and it’s so shocking, so controversial, that you have to read it to believe it!!
And, of course, EC is going to give you that chance!

Join us on Saturday, May 21st when the FIRST 50 GUESTS at 11am only will receive a FREE PREACHER PROMO COMIC!!!
(The comic will ONLY be given to adults 18+.)

Plus, SAVE 10% on ALL VERTIGO BOOKS & GRAPHIC NOVELS!!!
(The sale excludes all New Comics.)

ALL GUESTS can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 “PREACHER: BOOK ONE” PAPERBACKS!!!

All winners will be called, Monday, May 23rd!!!

* 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. ONE entry PER PERSON, please. To keep the raffle fair to all entrants, multiple entries will disqualify the entrant.)

 

 

BOARD GAME MEETUP
BOARD GAME MEETUP
Saturday, May 21st from 5pm to 9pm

Do you enjoy Board games? Got a fantastic new game and no one at home to play it with? Well, bring it on down to our Emerald City Board Game Meet-Ups!

No purchase necessary to come down and have fun! The festivities start at 5pm. Even if you don’t have your own games to play, fear not — we have a wide variety of free-to-play demonstration copies for anyone to use in our game room!

Drink and snack purchases are available!

Our Board Game Meet-ups are open to all — players under age 13 are welcome with an adult.

 

 

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DC REBIRTH #1 MIDNIGHT RELEASE PARTY!!!
Tuesday, May 24th from midnight to 1am

DC Rebirth #1 is a 80-page one-shot priced at just $2.99 US, and it kicks off the entire “Rebirth” event, with a story written by comics legend Geoff Johns with art by a lineup of superstar artists including Gary Frank, Ivan Reis, Ethan Van Sciver and Phil Jimenez, plus a wraparound cover by Gary Frank!

EC’s one-hour midnight release event for this comic will feature:

25% off all graphic novels / books!

Special DC REBIRTH #1 Midnight Release Variant at the same $2.99 cover price, available for purchase only for the first 100 Guests!
(regular edition will also be available)

All DC — AND MARVEL — comics scheduled for sale on Wednesday the 25th will also be available to purchase at midnight Tuesday the 24th!

And the first 25 Guests will receive a DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH lithograph featuring art by Jim Lee and Scott Williams!

 

 

HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT MEETUP
HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT – CLONE WARS 400 PT GOLDEN AGE CONSTRUCTED
Friday, May 27th from 6:30pm to 9pm

400 pt Golden Age constructed. No team bases. Your team must consist of different versions of the SAME character (Example: multiple versions of Booster Gold, Storm, Shredder, etc.) You may only play 1 copy of any version (meaning set #, not different dial levels) of a particular character, with a 3 figure minimum in effect.

We’re playing for Green Lantern from the Brave and the Bold Organized play kit.

What’s this about?: HeroClix tournaments are a sanctioned series of events that offer players opportunities for competitive play and exclusive figures. Tired of beating your friends? Bring your A-game here and see how you do. First time players at EC always get a figure!

What do you need to play?: For constructed tournaments, you’ll need to supply your team, meeting the requirements that week’s format issued. It’s also recommended that you bring your own maps, so you have the advantage should you win the roll for map choice. However, Dice and Maps are available in limited numbers.

What is ‘Golden Age’?: Golden Age is essentially an unrestricted format. Any figure can be used, as far back as Marvel HeroClix: Infinity Challenge (the first set). The only figures that cannot be used are the Purple Ringed promo figures, and other non-comic sets, such as Lord of the Rings, Kick-Ass 2, Mage Knight, Yu-Gi-Oh, and DOTA 2 (unless specified by the format). All Errata is in effect for Golden Age play.

How are the prizes distributed?: For standard Constructed play, we usually issue a prize for 1st place, 2nd place, and Fellowship. Fellowship is a sportsmanship prize, and can be awarded to someone who the judge feels carried themselves in an exemplary fashion in demeanor during the event. Usually, if everyone qualifies for the Fellowship prize, this is awarded via roll-off.

Read the rulebook to learn the game…

http://heroclix.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/2014-HeroClix-Core-Rulebook.pdf

…or stop by during a tournament to see how it’s played!

 

 

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MUNCHKIN MARVEL EDITION GAME DEMONSTRATION
Sunday, May 29th from noon to 5pm

Double Exposure, Inc. Envoy and Emerald City present a Munchkin Marvel Edition game demonstration!

Herald Bill Eastman will be with us once again to demonstrate the game. He will be teaching new players how to play the game and to show off to the public all the fantastic components that make up this excellent game!

Here’s some info about the game:

Munchkin Marvel Edition, an all-new Munchkin game that fuses the classic card game fun of monster-slaying and role-playing with the most iconic characters from the Marvel universe.  Created under license from Steve Jackson Games and in conjunction with Marvel, Munchkin Marvel Edition comes complete with new monsters (villains), allies (heroes) and custom S.H.I.E.L.D. Identification Cards, and is the perfect gift for Munchkin fans who are ready for an epic Marvel battle!

Here’s a link to the BoardGameGeek page for the game:
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/189848/munchkin-marvel

And here’s the page from USAopoly:
http://usaopoly.com/games/munchkin-marvel-game-edition

 

 

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ECBC: CIVIL WAR!!!
Tuesday, June 7th from 7pm to 8pm

The ECBC (Emerald City Book Club), meets the FIRST TUESDAY of every month from 7-8pm to discuss the featured book!!! This month’s selection is “Civil War” by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven!!!

The session is open to everyone and takes place on June 7th from 7-8pm!!!

The group will share their opinions on the emotional twists and turns of the story, its impact on the Marvel comic and cinematic universes, and more!!!

Whether you attend the session or not, the “Civil War” book is 20% OFF from now until end-of-business on June 7th!!!
(The discount will be calculated at the register, and does not combine with any other discounts or programs)

 

 

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

 

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/ECComicsFL

 

(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!

http://emeraldcitycomics.com/new-releases

 

Featured Comic Books:

 

ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL 1
ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL #1
DC COMICS
(W) Sterling Gates (A) Bengal (CA) Cat Staggs
When an escaped prisoner from Fort Rozz interrupts a football game, Supergirl is on the scene to take her down. But Rampage is mad about more important things than a sporting event-and no pesky super-hero can stop her quest for revenge!

 

BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 6
BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #6 (OF 6)
DC COMICS
(W) James TynionIV (A/CA) Freddie Williams
The crossover event of the year comes to its thrilling conclusion. The Turtles have one last, desperate shot at going home. But will they take it, knowing what nefarious plans Shredder has for Gotham City? It’s full-on ninja warfare as our heroes go up against the combined forces of the Foot Clan and the League of Assassins. Co-published with IDW.

 

BLACK PANTHER 2
BLACK PANTHER #2
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Ta-Nehisi Coates (A/CA) Brian Stelfreeze
• The darkest chapter of the Black Panther mythos continues as Wakanda crumbles from within.
•  Enter: The Midnight Angels! Two mysterious women leading the citizen revolt against the current regime of Wakanda, challenging not only T’Challa’s politics but also his resolve. But will their rage provide more for the people than the royal family has thus far?
•  Written by MacArthur Genius and National Book Award winner TA-NEHISI COATES (Between the World and Me) and illustrated by living legend BRIAN STELFREEZE!
Rated T

 

DARTH VADER 20
DARTH VADER #20
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Kieron Gillen (A) Salvador Larroca, Mike Norton (CA) Mark Brooks
New Story Arc! “END OF GAMES” begins this issue!
•  Inspector Thanoth returns with some startling information.
•  Vader may have passed his master’s tests…
•  …but will his own schemes prove his undoing?
•  PLUS: A bonus tale of Triple-Zero and Beetee!
Rated T

 

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS 3
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #3
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Kyle Higgins, Steve Orlando (A) Hendry Prasetya, Corin Howell (CA) Jamal Campbell
Rita’s plan comes to a head and the Green Ranger feels more alienated than ever, leaving the team divided when the Dragonzord attacks!

 

STARFIRE 12
STARFIRE #12
DC COMICS
(W) Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti (A) Elsa Charretier (CA) Amanda Conner
Starfire is finally figuring out the world around her as she surrounds herself with her new friends and extended family for a romantic and wild end to her Key West adventure.

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

ALL NEW WOLVERINE TP VOL 01
ALL NEW WOLVERINE TP VOL 01 FOUR SISTERS
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Tom Taylor (A) David Lopez, David Navarrot (CA) Bengal
She’s the best there is! X-23 was created to be a weapon; for a time, that’s all she was. But with the help of her mentor, Logan – the original Wolverine – she escaped that dark past. Now, the man she knew has fallen, but Laura will honor his memory as the All-New Wolverine. But with the famous cowl comes a world of misery and mystery – like the devastating secret of the Sisters. Uncovering it will involve new friends Doctor Strange and the Wasp, and lethal new enemies like the Taskmaster! But after recent events, Laura is growing used to doing everything in her power to save those around her from forces hell-bent on destruction. If anyone can stop them, it’s Laura. After all, it’s what Wolverine does. Collecting ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #1-6.
Parental Advisory

 

DAREDEVIL BACK IN BLACK TP VOL 01
DAREDEVIL BACK IN BLACK TP VOL 01 CHINATOWN
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Charles Soule (A/CA) Ron Garney
Daredevil is back in black and back on his home turf as Matt Murdock begins a fresh life once again! He may have returned to New York City, but Matt’s on a different side of the law now, with a job in the District Attorney’s office. And he finds his new career quite the challenge when he locks horns with local crime lord, Tenfingers, duplicitous founder of the Church of the Sheltering Hands. Could this be a job for Daredevil? Fighting crime in the shadows, prosecuting bad guys in the light – it’s a whole new chapter for the Man Without Fear, and it comes with a protégé. Welcome to Hell, Blindspot – you’ll soon find out that life with DD comes with a heaping helping of Hand ninjas out for your blood! Collecting DAREDEVIL (2015) #1-5 and material from ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT POINT ONE #1.
Rated T+

 

SPIDER-GWEN TP VOL 01
SPIDER-GWEN TP VOL 01 GREATER POWER
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jason Latour (A/CA) Robbi Rodriguez
Gwen Stacy is back in the webs and has an All-New, All-Different mystery to solve: the reappearance of the Lizard! The Spider-Woman of Earth-65 was convinced that the Lizard’s threat died in her arms along with Peter Parker. But a new reptilian rampage leaves her with doubts not only about Peter’s life, but also his death. While her father, Captain George Stacy, struggles with Gwen’s double life, troubles mount as the Osborns make their debut – and Gwen finds herself on S.H.I.E.L.D.’s most-wanted list! Perhaps Jessica Drew, the Spider-Woman of Earth-616, can offer some wise lessons about power and responsibility that might be handy when Gwen battles the Goblins! Plus: Discover who wields the shield as Earth-65’s Captain America joins the fray – but will she be on Gwen’s side? Collecting SPIDER-GWEN (2015B) #1-6.
Rated T

 

SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL TP VOL 00
SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL TP VOL 00 DON’T CALL IT TEAM UP
MARVEL COMICS
(W/A) Various (CA) Skottie Young
Two great tastes that taste great together! As Spidey and Deadpool fast-talk their way into an ongoing buddy book at last, grab the full story of their unlikely bromance. Through the magic of comics (and time travel), Wade Wilson steps into the swinging shoes of a young Peter Parker! Then, the friendly neighborhood wall-crawler and the anti-social there-goes-the-neighborhood merc trade blows and “yo mama” quips. If friendship blossoms during encounters with Hit-Monkey and the Hypno-Hustler, will that jerk Otto Octavius ruin everything by being all Superior? And could dreams come true for DP – swapping those stinky red-and-blacks for the good ol’ red-and-blues?! Collecting DEADPOOL (1997) #11, CABLE & DEADPOOL #24, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #611, DEADPOOL (2008) #19-21, AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #12-13, DEADPOOL (2012) #10 and DEADPOOL ANNUAL #2.
Parental Advisory

 

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“Justin’s Jabber” — Back Issues
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Did ya’ see the new Civil War movie?

Spoiler alert [editor’s note: not really]:
Wasn’t it awesome when Spider-Man said that curse word?! I agree.

Welp, in honor of the new Cap Civil War movie, here is one comic that is in some way related to said movie, followed by three other comics that are not. Enjoy!

 

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Captain America #360, first full apperance of Crossbones, Fine Plus (6.5) condition, $12.
I also have a full set of Captain America #357-362 which is the full Bloodstone Hunt story arc which includes BOTH the first cameo appearance as well as the first full appearance of Crossbones for $50. Whatever works best for you.

 

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Amazing Spider-Man #129 Wizard Ace Edition, Near Mint Minus (9.2), $30.
Whoa, whoa, hold your horses there buckaroo. I’m not selling an actual first print Amazing Spider-Man #129 for $30. What we have here is a super-cool reprint of the Punisher’s very first comic appearance. Wizard magazine used to make these Marvel Ace Editions which are cool reprints of classic Marvel key issues with neato redesigned acetate covers. That’s what we have here.

 

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Superman : Red Son #1-3, full set, $60.
Cool story, nice copies. You buy it! You buy it!

 

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Flash #8, Stanley “Artgerm” Lau variant cover, Near Mint Minus (9.2), $45.
Super sweet cover on this one, wouldn’t you agree?

 

Welp, there you have it folks. All the news that’s fit to print. Until next week.

 

(Please note that the digital samples shown are for clear image references only, and are NOT the actual books being offered for sale. Please call us at 727-398-2665 for condition, availability, or any other questions about the books!)

We have a lot more where those came from on our two — count em’ TWO — vintage comics walls! So stop in for a nostalgic treat, or check out our online shop for select vintage comics:
http://shop.emeraldcitycomics.com/Comics/Vintage-Back-Issues-/index.php

 

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HappySalmon
HAPPY SALMON
Happy Salmon is the simple, fast-paced card game packed to the gills with high-fivin’, fin-flappin’ fun. Actions including the classic ‘High 5’, the unifying ‘Pound It’, the frantic ‘Switcheroo’, and the delightful ‘Happy Salmon’ will leave players doubled over in laughter!

 

Brochure
HISTRIO
Come one, come all! Gather at the kingdom’s court for the Munificent Theatrical Festival, where acting troupes from all over the land perform plays of either light-hearted comedy or soul-wrenching tragedy. Will their performance win the favor of the King, or will his fickle mood spell a flop? The play is the thing in Histrio, and the world is your stage!

 

TimeStoriesUndertheMask
T.I.M.E. STORIES: UNDER THE MASK
In Under the Mask, a mission for T.I.M.E. Stories, agents are sent to Egypt to unearth the secrets of the Pharaoh and thwart mysterious adversaries.

 

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MAGIC THE GATHERING: SHADOWS OVER INNISTRAD GIFT BOX
The Magic The Gathering: Shadows over Innistrad Gift Box comes with five Shadows over Innistrad Booster Packs, 20 Shadows over Innistrad Basic Lands, six illustrated plastic dividers with a sticker sheet for customizing them, and an alternative-art card from the Shadows over Innistrad set, all packaged in a beautiful storage box designed to hold over 2,000 Magic cards.

 

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MARVEL DICE MASTERS: CIVIL WAR
Whose Side Are You On? Featuring fan-favorite characters like Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man, Wasp, Loki, Rocket Raccoon, and Taskmaster, the Marvel Dice Masters: Civil War Gravity Feed takes epic dice battles to thrilling, new heights! Introducing more than 30 heroes and villains (and their dice!), each Marvel Dice Masters: Civil War Foil Pack contains two cards and two dice that players can add to their Dice Masters collections.
Available in single booster packs and starter packs.

 

 

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Toys / Collectibles
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WONDERWOMAN
DC BOMBSHELLS WONDER WOMAN KEYCHAIN
ELEPHANT GUN, LLC
From Elephant Gun. Modeled in a large scale then reduced in size to retain as much detail as you can possibly get in a keychain, the most incredible characters and symbols in the DC Universe are now in your pocket. These DC Comics Bombshells keychains were modeled from the amazing and beautiful art of Ant Lucia. Choose from Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Supergirl and Wonder Woman.

 

SUPERGIRLPOWERGIRLBLACK MANTA
POP HEROES SUPERGIRL, POWER GIRL, BLACK MANTA VINYL FIG
FUNKO
From Funko. Add these 3-3/4″ stylized vinyl figures of Cyborg, Firestorm, Power Girl, Black Manta and Supergirl to your personal DC Universe.

 

PREDSCARPREDANCWARR PREDTEMPGUA
PREDATOR 7” SCALE ACTION FIGURES SERIES 15
NECA
NECA’s longest running action figure line continues!
Series 15 features even more action figure debuts from the 2004 movie Alien vs. Predator. The assortment includes our first-ever Ancient Predators, Warrior and Temple Guard, as well as a new masked version of the fan-favorite Scar Predator. We’ve paid close attention to detail to make these as accurate to the movie as possible.
Each has over 30 points of articulation and comes with character-specific gauntlets, armor, weapons, trophies and other accessories. As an added bonus, the hands, gauntlet blades and cannons are removable and compatible with all AvP Predators.
Figures stand 8.25” tall. Blister card packaging.

 

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Free Comic Book Day! Newsletter 5/6/16

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FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!!!
Saturday, May 7th from 11am to 9pm

IT’S THE BIGGEST DAY IN COMICS!!!

Join us Saturday, May 7th for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!!!

Get FREE COMICS, ALL DAY, (each Guest can choose ANY THREE FCBD 2016 comics of their choice), AND, all Guests will SAVE 25% on ALL BOOKS & GRAPHIC NOVELS, ALL DAY LONG!!!

See this years FCBD comics at this link:
http://www.freecomicbookday.com/Home/1/1/27/981

PLUS, MEET comic superstars Jimmy Palmiotti & Amanda Conner (writer / artist team fo DC Comics’ Harley Quinn), The Art of Adam Riches’ Adam Riches ( G.I. Joe (IDW Publishing), & Rob Hunter (Green Lantern) from 1-4pm for pics & autographs!!! CBCS comics grading service will be available to witness signatures and accept submissions for grading. See their website for more details of their services: www.cbcscomics.com

And, photo ops with BATMAN & SPIDER-MAN, and MANY SURPRISE GUEST HEROES from 11a-3p!!!

ALL GUESTS can also enter our raffle for a chance to win one of TEN… That’s right, we said TEN FREE “FREE COMIC BOOK DAY” COLLECTOR PACKS CONTAINING ALL 50 FCBD 2016 COMICS!!!

JUST ADDED!!! DADDY KOOL @ EC!!!
Our friends at Daddy Kool Records will be joining us at 11am with some awesome music to keep you company while waiting in line!!! They’ll also be handing out FREE 10% OFF DADDY KOOL COUPONS!!!
And don’t forget, we have a specially curated selection of vinyl albums, featuring some of your favorite soundtracks and more, direct from Daddy Kool!!!

JUST ADDED!!! WHITING’S BBQ @ EC!!!
Our friends from Whiting’s BBQ will be joining us from 11am-3pm with lots of delicious BBQ sandwiches and full-meal plates, somewhere in the $8-$12 range; CASH ONLY, please!
Their food is absolutely delicious, and the portions are impressively generous!!! (You won’t be hungry afterwards!)
Here’s how to plan your day:
1) Stop by to get your free comics at 11am!!!!
2) Stay for lunch!!!
3) Finish eating so you can meet Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner, Adam Riches and Rob Hunter at 1pm!!!
See? Problem solved!!! (And trust us, this food is AMAZING!!!!)

Then, on Sunday, May 8th, the fun continues as everyone can SAVE 10% ON ALL TOYS & GAMES ALL DAY LONG!!!

ONLY at Emerald City Comics!!!

Our friends across 113th Avenue at Mercury Medical are allowing our Guests to use their huge parking lot, just past their building on the right after you pass our parking lot! The attached image shows you the yellow circles that are okay to park in, and the red X’s where the other businesses do not allow parking in. If the “approved” lots fill up, it is definitely better to park along 113th Avenue than in one of the “unapproved” lots. It’s possible that another business owner could have vehicles towed from those lots.
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BOARD GAME MEETUP
BOARD GAME MEETUP
Saturday, May 7th from 5pm to 9pm

Do you enjoy Board games? Got a fantastic new game and no one at home to play it with? Well, bring it on down to our Emerald City Board Game Meet-Ups!

No purchase necessary to come down and have fun! The festivities start at 5pm. Even if you don’t have your own games to play, fear not — we have a wide variety of free-to-play demonstration copies for anyone to use in our game room!

Drink and snack purchases are available!

Our Board Game Meet-ups are open to all — players under age 13 are welcome with an adult.

 

 

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MOTHER’S DAY / TOYS & GAMES 10% OFF!!!
Sunday, May 8th from noon to 6pm

On Sunday, May 8th, bring your mom to meet your friends at EC!!!
(Because, yes, we’re THAT serious in our relationship with you!!!)

The FIRST 50 MOMS will receive a FREE WONDER WOMAN CARD with surprise EC DISCOUNTS of $1, $3, $5, or $10!!! And ONE will have a $25 EC GIFT CERTIFICATE!!!

…and ALL GUESTS can take part in our SPECIAL RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 WONDER WOMAN FAN PACKS!!!

Each Fan Pack consists of:
1 Wonder Woman hand-painted Mini Statue and Booklet from EagleMoss,
1 WW Tiara Bracelet and Booklet,
1 WW Hackey Sack, and
1 hardcover copy of Wonder Woman: Earth One by Grant Morrison, Yanick Paquette, and Nathan Fairbairn!!!

All winners will be called on Monday, May 9th!!!

Also, as part of our Free Comic Book Day celebration carrying over from Saturday, TOYS AND GAMES will all be 10% OFF!!!

Select FCBD-edition comics will be available for 75 cents each! If you weren’t able to attend on Saturday, or just want to stock up on some more great comics, this is your chance!

* 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. ONE entry PER PERSON, please. To keep the raffle fair to all entrants, multiple entries will disqualify the entrant.)

 

 

POKEMON YOUTH LEAGUE MEETUP
POKEMON YOUTH LEAGUE
Sundays from 4pm to 6pm

Ages 8-16
New players always welcome!

Our Pokémon Youth League provides a nearby place for you to get together with other fans of both the Pokémon Trading Card Game and the Pokémon video games, and have some fun!

Using your own cards and Pokémon video games, you can play, trade, and even earn cool prizes! The best part is that you can do all this with other Pokémon players who love collecting and playing just as much as you do!

What IS the Pokémon Trading Card Game?

Download the rules here…
http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-tcg/rules

…or stop by during our events to see first-hand how the game is played!

“You are a Pokémon Trainer! You travel across the land, battling other Trainers with your Pokémon, creatures that love to battle and that have amazing powers! Your deck of cards represents your Pokémon as well as items and allies that help you on your adventures.

Trading card games are strategy based and use collectible cards to let each player customize his or her game. The best way to learn to play the Pokémon TCG is with a Trainer Kit. This has two ready-to-play decks that walk you through the game, step by step. From there, try a theme deck to get an idea of the different kinds of decks out there. Once you’re ready, you can start building your collection of cards with Pokémon TCG booster packs. Trade with your friends for the strongest Pokémon or collect all your favorites! Then, build your own 60-card deck, play with your friends, and show off your own personal Pokémon team!

In the Pokémon TCG, your Pokémon battle your opponent’s Pokémon. The first player to take all of his or her Prize cards wins! Also, if your opponent cannot draw a card at the beginning of his or her turn, or has no Pokémon left in play, you win the game!”

 

 

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CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE!!!
Wednesday, May 11th from 11am to 9pm

Captain America: Civil War is HERE!!! It’s the epic showdown Marvel-ites have been waiting for! To help you pick a side (or remain blissfully neutral)…

Join us on Wednesday, May 11th, when the FIRST 25 GUESTS at 11am & 7pm will receive a FREE CAP SHIELD FOIL STICKER!!!

PLUS, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 COLOR YOUR OWN CIVIL WAR PAPERBACKS!!!

This 120-page(!) adult coloring book recreates the iconic story, allowing you to pick a side – and the colors!!!

Winners will be called on Friday, May 13th!

* 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. ONE entry PER PERSON, please. To keep the raffle fair to all entrants, multiple entries will disqualify the entrant.)

 

 

X-WING MEETUP
STAR WARS X-WING MINIATURES GAME NIGHT
Thursday, May 12th from 6pm to 9pm
and every other Thursday

Emerald City is proud to present an evening for casual game play of the popular and exciting Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game!

We will have a staff member on hand to teach this game, and to get people involved in playing duels with other participants. We have several 3×3′ gaming areas and four 2×2′ demo tables to play on for quicker games.

What IS the Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game?

For more information, rules and how to play video:
https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/products/x-wing

“Control the most advanced starfighters and outstanding pilots in the galaxy! In the X-Wing Miniatures Game, you take the role of squad leader and command a group of merciless Imperial or daring Rebel pilots in furious ship-to-ship space combat.

Featuring stunningly detailed and painted miniatures, X-Wing recreates exciting Star Wars space battles from small engagements of only a couple of craft to large conflicts where multiple squadrons clash. Select and equip your ships, pick your crew, plan your attack, and complete your mission!”

 

 

HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT MEETUP
HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT – 500 PT GOLDEN AGE CONSTRUCTED
Friday, May 13th from 6:30pm to 9pm

$3 entry fee.

500 pt Golden Age constructed.  No team bases.

We’re playing for Rhino from the Sinister 6 Organized play kit.

What’s this about?:  HeroClix tournaments are a sanctioned series of events that offer players opportunities for competitive play and exclusive figures.  Tired of beating your friends?  Bring your A-game here and see how you do.  First time players at EC always get a figure!

What do you need to play?:  For constructed tournaments, you’ll need to supply your team, meeting the requirements that week’s format issued.  It’s also recommended that you bring your own maps, so you have the advantage should you win the roll for map choice.  However, Dice and Maps are available in limited numbers.

What is ‘Golden Age’?:  Golden Age is essentially an unrestricted format.  Any figure can be used, as far back as Marvel HeroClix: Infinity Challenge (the first set). The only figures that cannot be used are the Purple Ringed promo figures, and other non-comic sets, such as Lord of the Rings, Kick-Ass 2, Mage Knight, Yu-Gi-Oh, and DOTA 2 (unless specified by the format).  All Errata is in effect for Golden Age play.

How are the prizes distributed?:  For standard Constructed play, we usually issue a prize for 1st place, 2nd place, and Fellowship.  Fellowship is a sportsmanship prize, and can be awarded to someone who the judge feels carried themselves in an exemplary fashion in demeanor during the event.  Usually, if everyone qualifies for the Fellowship prize, this is awarded via roll-off.

Read the rulebook to learn the game…

http://heroclix.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/2014-HeroClix-Core-Rulebook.pdf

…or stop by during a tournament to see how it’s played!

 

 

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DAREDEVIL / DEADPOOL DAY!!!
Saturday, May 14th from 11am to 9pm

Deadpool is now in your home… on home video, that is!!! And, Daredevil Season 2 on Netflix has also been a popular “binge” for most of us!!! So, we thought we’d bring these two POP!-ular fellas to EC!!!

Join us on Saturday, May 14th for DEADPOOL & DAREDEVIL DAY!!!

SAVE 10% on ALL DEADPOOL & DAREDEVIL MERCHANDISE!!!
(Except Vintage, Consignment Items, & New Comics.)

PLUS, the FIRST 100 GUESTS will receive a FREE TRUE BELIEVERS: DEADPOOL #1 COMIC!!!
(This comic reprints the very first appearance of Deadpool in “New Mutants” #98!!!)

AND, MEET DEADPOOL & DAREDEVIL LIVE, and IN-PERSON** for FREE PICS & AUTOGRAPHS from 11a-1pm and 3-5pm!!! (Local actors, not associated with the filmed versions.)

ALL GUESTS can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 DEADPOOL / DAREDEVIL POP! FAN PACKS!!!

The Fan Packs include:
1 DEADPOOL ADULT COLORING BOOK,
1 DAREDEVIL: BACK IN BLACK, VOL. 1 PAPERBACK,
1 DEADPOOL POP! VINYL, and
1 DAREDEVIL POP! VINYL!!!

All winners will be called, Monday, May 16th!!!

* 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. ONE entry PER PERSON, please. To keep the raffle fair to all entrants, multiple entries will disqualify the entrant.)

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

 

 

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ECBC! Emerald City Book Club — CIVIL WAR
Tuesday, June 7th from 7pm to 8pm

ECBC! Emerald City Book Club meets the FIRST TUESDAY of every month from 7-8pm to discuss the featured book.

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

The featured book is Marvel’s CIVIL WAR, by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven!
“The landscape of the Marvel Universe is changing, and it’s time to choose: Whose side are you on? A conflict has been brewing for more than a year, threatening to pit friend against friend, brother against brother – and all it will take is a single misstep to cost thousands their lives and ignite the fuse! As the war claims its first victims, no one is safe as teams, friendships and families begin to fall apart. The crossover that rewrites the rules, CIVIL WAR stars Spider-Man, the New Avengers, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men and the entirety of the Marvel pantheon!”

The featured book for next meeting will be announced at the end of the current meeting.

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Our last ECBC gathering was a great success!!! The topic was Image Comics’ Saga, and it was great fun to talk about!!!

No one gets you into reading like Emerald City!!!

 

 

Please see our Facebook page for the latest updates:
http://facebook.com/emeraldcitycomics

 

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

 

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/ECComicsFL

 

(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!

http://emeraldcitycomics.com/new-releases

 

Featured Comic Books:

4001 AD 1
4001 AD #1 (OF 4)
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
(W) Matt Kindt (A) Clayton Crain, David Mack (CA) Clayton Crain
In the tradition of BOOK OF DEATH, ARMOR HUNTERS, and HARBINGER WARS, Valiant’s most ambitious crossover event yet starts here! At the dawn of the 41st century, the future of Earth will be decided in the stars. This May…the rebellion begins in 4001 A.D.!
One hundred years from today, Father – the benevolent artifi cial intelligence that governs the island nation of Japan – will gain sentience. To defend its borders, Father will take drastic action by launching Japan into space…where its people will thrive in isolation, away from the overpopulated and resource-deprived planet below. Over the centuries, as New Japan orbits our increasingly unstable world, it will become a model society – one built on peace, prosperity… and Father’s control.
A thousand years from today, Father will create the first Rai, founding a lineage of technologically enhanced heroes engineered to defend New Japan and sworn to protect it from all enemies. For hundreds of years into the future, the Rai will single-handedly enforce New Japan’s justice well…and serve Father without question. Now, at the dawn of 4001 A.D., the latest Rai is about to inherit the dark truth behind the origin of his kind…and discover the sinister
secret at the heart of Father’s existence. For New Japan to live, Earth must die…and as Rai challenges his former master for the first time in more than a millennium, the lone guardian of New Japan will be cast out of his own Father’s kingdom…
Exiled from the only realm he’s ever known, Rai now walks the ravaged world of 4001 A.D. in search of forgotten heroes like himself… on a mission to collect the last surviving legends of a broken planet…and to forge a rebellion with the power to bring the most advanced civilization in history crashing back down to Earth.

 

CINEMA PURGATORIO 1
CINEMA PURGATORIO #1 (MR)
AVATAR PRESS INC
(W) Alan Moore & Various (A) Kevin O’Neil & Various (CA) Michael DiPascale
Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill invite you, and some of the finest creators in comics, in to join them in a different kind of dark: Cinema Purgatorio!  This ongoing monthly series will feature Alan and Kevin in every issue and is their first major new project together since League of Extraordinary Gentlemen!  Anthology has become a dirty word, so far be it from us to clean it up.  Instead we’ll shine our light onto the cutting edge of sequential art, with black and white artwork to allow illustrator’s pure visions, and the greatest assembly of writing talent ever gathered on one series.  Every issue is perfect-bound, with no ads, and all of the works are very long-form, there are no collections planned before 2018.  Jump in now and embrace the new future of comics.  The one of which Alan Moore has always dreamed.  It’s here, now. Hiding in the dark corner.  Welcome to Cinema Purgatorio.

 

DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS 2016 1
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS (2016) #1
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Jim Zub (A) Nelson Daniel (CA) Max Dunbar
MINSC AND BOO ARE BACK! And things have never looked more dire, as mysterious forces draw the legendary ranger and his crew of adventurers to RAVENLOFT, the Realm of Terror… where they find themselves face to face with undead horrors in the land od eternal night!

 

KINGS QUEST 1
KINGS QUEST #1 (OF 5)
D. E.
(W) Ben Acker, Heath Corson (A) Dan McDaid (CA) Marc Laming
THE PERFECT JUMPING-ON POINT FOR NEW READERS! Join Flash Gordon, TWO Phantoms, Mandrake the Magician, and Prince Valiant on a disastrous intergalactic rescue mission! All they have to do is defeat a limitless alien armada and NOT get eaten by a space jungle. Brought to you by the innumerable talents of Ben Acker (The Thrilling Adventure Hour), Heath Corson (Bizarro), and Dan McDaid (Judge Dredd)!

 

LADY MECHANIKA LOST BOYS OF WEST ABBEY 1
LADY MECHANIKA LOST BOYS OF WEST ABBEY #1 (OF 2)
BENITEZ PRODUCTIONS
(W) M. M. Chen (A/CA) Joe Benitez, Peter Steigerwald
The best-selling steampunk comic is back with a brand new story by the original art team!  Lady Mechanika returns home from her adventures in the Dark Continent only to find a killer on the loose in Mechanika City.  What connection does he have to Lady Mechanika’s past?

 

PUNISHER 1
PUNISHER #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Becky Cloonan (A) Steve Dillon (CA) Declan Shalvey
FRANK CASTLE LOSES CONTROL!
A by-the-numbers drug bust is about to take Frank Castle by surprise…and he HATES surprises. The horrible fallout threatens to send The Punisher into the heart of darkness, but Castle won’t make that journey alone: A DEA agent is on his trail and attempting to get into his head…but what horrors will she find there, and will she survive the experience? First-time Punisher writer Becky Cloonan and quintessential Punisher artist Steve Dillon are forcing Frank Castle out of his comfort zone and taking him to the edge of the world he thought he knew!
Parental Advisory

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

ADVENTURE TIME ORIGINAL GN VOL 07
ADVENTURE TIME ORIGINAL GN VOL 07 FOUR CASTLES
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Josh Trujillo (A) Zachary Sterling, Philip Murphy (CA) Scott Maynard
Writer Josh Trujillo (The Reason for Dragons, Love Machines) teams up with Adventure Time veteran artist Zachary Sterling for a new original story! When Finn and Jake are approached by the mysterious Guildmaster, an adventurer claiming to represent the Heroes’ Guild of the Manyverse, they’re challenged to complete the Quest of the Four Castles to gain entrance to the guild and the right to train as “real” heroes. But there’s something fishy about this quest, and something even fishier about this Guildmaster!

 

DESCENDER TP VOL 02
DESCENDER TP VOL 02 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Dustin Nguyen
Young robot boy TIM-21 and his companions struggle to stay alive in a universe where all androids have been outlawed and bounty hunters lurk on every planet. DESCENDER is a rip-roaring and heart-felt cosmic odyssey, pitting humanity against machine and world against world to create a sprawling epic.
Collects DESCENDER #7-11

 

WALKING DEAD ADULT COLORING BOOK
WALKING DEAD ADULT COLORING BOOK (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Robert Kirkman (A/CA) Charlie Adlard
This oversized adult coloring book features art from throughout the long-running series. Sure, THE WALKING DEAD has never had color, but don’t let that stop you from coloring in all your favorite survivors and zombies! Just make sure to stock up on plenty of red…

 

WE STAND ON GUARD DLX HC
WE STAND ON GUARD DLX HC (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Brian K. Vaughan (A/CA) Steve Skroce
Set one hundred years in our future, WE STAND ON GUARD follows a heroic band of Canadian civilians turned freedom fighters who must defend their homeland from invasion by a technologically superior opponent… the United States of America.
Collects WE STAND ON GUARD #1-6

 


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Que paso, amigos. This weeks installment of Justin’s Jabber is subtitled Big Ballin’ on a Little Baby Budget, or if you’d prefer the SUB-subtitle How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love Buying Reader Copies.
Nothing over fifty bucks this week. Sure they’re not Mint, but it’s supposed to be about the stories people. Buy a reader, it’s good for the soul.

 

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Superman The Man of Steel #17 Second Printing, First Doomsday, Very Fine Minus (7.5) condition, $50.

 

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Batman : The Dark Knight Returns #1 Second Printing, Fine/Very Fine (7.0) condition, $25.

 

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Silver Surfer #44, Introduction of the Infinity Gauntlet, Very Good Plus (4.5) condition, $20.

 

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X-Factor #24, Introduction of Archangel, Very Fine Minus (7.5) condition, $20.

 

All good Keys, all real cheap. Don’t just take it home and stuff it in a box and hope to sell it later for big dinero. Buy it and READ it for Pete’s sake! Read it while you’re on the john. Make it YOUR copy. Uno amore!

 

(Please note that the digital samples above are for clear image references only, and are NOT the actual books being offered for sale.)

 

 

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POKEMON TCG: XY- FATES COLLIDE
Reality Shifts- and Is Remade! Mega Alakazam-EX sees the future- and shapes it to unify two worlds! The Legendary Pokémon Zygarde arrives in many different Formes to bring order, together with Lugia BREAK, Mega Altaria-EX, and Umbreon-EX. Fates are sealed, and two Pokémon worlds join together in the Pokémon TCG: XY- Fates Collide expansion! Set Features: Over 120 cards, 5 new Pokémon BREAK featuring a recently introduced game mechanic, 13 new Pokémon-EX, including 3 Mega Evolution Pokémon.
Available in booster packs, theme decks, three booster blisters and Elite Trainer boxes.

 

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MARVEL HEROCLIX: THE UNCANNY X-MEN
Showcasing a myriad of mutant mavericks and misanthropes – from classic X-stories to current X-events – the Marvel HeroClix: Uncanny X-Men expansion boasts 70 figures to collect, and features major sub-themes including the all-new X-Men, the Marauders, and Freedom Force!
Available in 5-figure boosters, Fast Forces pack and Dice & Token set.

 

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POKEMON TCG: MYTHICAL POKEMON COLLECTION – DARKRAI
Now Darkrai is yours to command! Rare and mysterious, Mythical Pokemon arrive when they choose – and disappear just as quickly! The Mythical Pokemon Collection – Darkrai for the Pokemon Trading Card Game contains a never-before-seen foil promo card featuring Darkrai, a Darkrai collector’s pin, two special Pokemon TCG: Generations Booster Packs, and a code card for the Pokemon Trading Card Game Online.

 

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YU-GI-OH! TCG: SHINING VICTORIES
The saga of the Blue-Eyes White Dragon continues in the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME’s latest booster set, Shining Victories! This brand-new core booster marks the return of Blue-Eyes White Dragon and a plethora of specially crafted “Blue-Eyes” monsters and support cards to help crush non-believers of Kaiba! Shining Victories also introduces a few new themes to the Yu-Gi-Oh! THE TRADING CARD GAME universe such as Lunalight, Digital Bug, and the devastating Amorphage Dragons, the living embodiments of the seven deadly sins! These powerful Dragons can disrupt the pendulum playing field and tip the scale of victory! Duelists that specialize in Kozmo or Performapal Decks will be excited to add Kozmo Dark Planet or Performapal Odd-Eyes Light Phoenix along with other newly added cards like Crystal Wing Synchro Dragon or Red-Eyes Toon Dragon to buff their current arsenal. Are you ready for the return of the Blue-Eyes White Dragon?

 

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EPIC TINY KINGDOMS: HEROES’ CALL
The war continues and spreads further and further. New factions have arrived from the north igniting more epic battles than before. Heroes rise over the fallen bodies of their enemies. Kingdoms spread across the frozen wastelands in search of silver. War Towers grow taller than the trees. Who will be victorious in the end?
Tiny Epic Kingdoms: Heroes’ Call introduces heroes to the war. Heroes will bring to play a variety of benefits unique to their class. Players will use a larger meeple to represent the hero of their faction. Additionally new mechanisms are introduced to the building action of the game. This will have players tracking their tower progress by placing tower cubes onto regions they possess. Players are encouraged to keep these tower cubes safe because losing them in war results in a loss of progress on the tower card. Furthermore Tiny Epic Kingdoms: Heroes’ Call introduces a slew of new factions, new regions with new mechanisms and a new resource type, and even brings solo play to Tiny Epic Kingdoms!

 

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MONOPOLY: FALLOUT COLLECTOR’S EDITION
Greetings Vault Dwellers! Play MONOPOLY: Fallout Collector’s Edition and rebuild civilization as you buy, sell, and trade your way through the Fallout Wasteland. Featuring iconic property locations from all four Fallout games, players can fortify their properties with Vault-Tec approved Shacks (Houses) and Vaults (Hotels). Feel S.P.E.C.I.A.L. with collectible Wasteland-inspired, distressed finish tokens and plan for the future with custom Fallout money imprinted with the Nuka-Cola bottle caps. MONOPOLY: Fallout Collector’s Edition is a perfect collectible item for the Fallout fan.

 

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ALAN’S ADVENTURELAND
In Alan’s Adventureland, players are a part of the design team for a new amusement park. There are four themed neighborhoods within the facility, and each player is responsible for constructing the attractions in one of those neighborhoods: Animal Kingdom, Tour America, Sky World, and Foreign Lands.

 

 

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HOT TOYS PRINCESS LEIA
HOT TOYS
The brave and strong-willed Princess Leia is one of the most beloved characters in the original Star Wars trilogy. Her important role in leading the rebellion against the Galactic Empire is unforgettable to any Star Wars fan!
Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are excited to officially present Luke Skywalker’s twin sister from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope as the Princess Leia sixth scale Collectible Figure!
The movie-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Carrier Fisher as Princess Leia in the film, and features a newly developed head sculpt, detailed hair sculpture in Princess Leia’s iconic bun hair style, specially tailored costume, two types of blasters, and a figure stand.

 

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STAR WARS E7 FORCE AWAKENS CAPTAIN PHASMA ARTFX+ STATUE
KOTO INC.
From Koto. New Star Wars movies are coming, and Kotobukiya is continuing their proud tradition of snap-together figure kits based on popular Star Wars heroes & villains. Captain Phasma is ready for battle in her reflective armor & weapons at the ready. Display Captain Phasma in your choice of two poses with the included optional arm parts. Includes magnets in the feet for extra stability on the included display base.

 

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ASSASSINS CREED SERIES 5 FIGURES
MCFARLANE TOYS
Union Jacob Frye, Il Tricolore Ezio, Revolutionary Connor.

 

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20% OFF all games! Newsletter 4/29/16

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INTERNATIONAL TABLETOP DAY!!!
Saturday, April 30th from 11am to 9pm

This is a celebration of all things TABLETOP!

All day long, games will be 20% OFF!!!
This includes board games, trading card games, miniatures games, role-playing games, and any supplies in our games category such as paints and dice!

Join us for an all-day event of tabletop gaming. All are welcome to come and play. We look forward to seeing our gaming community come together to support this event, and to see anyone who has ever wanted to “roll dice” come visit and learn to play!

Every International Tabletop Day we here at EC strive to make it the best day of gaming for you!

To this end we have set up several games to be demonstrated throughout the day!

Check out the list below!

ONITAMA
(Demonstrations: 11am-1pm)
Carved into the crags of the mist-shrouded mountains of ancient Japan lies the ancient shrine of Onitama. Masters of the Arts journey there with their most promising disciples to prove their superiority in battle. Part of the Dice Tower Essential line, Onitama is an elegant, abstract strategy game which captures the flavor of martial arts. In this game of elegance and simplicity, two players compete in 10-15 minute matches. With endless re-playability, players can be engaged for hours! Will you hazard the journey and meet within Onitama’s hallowed walls to prove your superiority?

CASH N’GUNS
(Demonstrations: 1pm-3pm)
Short Tempers! Cold Cash! Hot Lead! The big heist may have been a success, but it all goes wrong when every crook wants a larger cut. With this much money on the table, bullets speak louder than words! In Cash ‘n Guns, players point foam pistols at each other and try to intimidate their opponents into letting them have the largest share. The bravest crooks enjoy the most money – but only if they live long enough to spend it!

DINGO’S DREAMS
(Demonstrations: 3pm-4pm)
Dingo and his friends have gotten lost on Walkabout! Visit their dreams to lead them home!
Dingo’s Dreams is a delightful and clever family game for 2-4 players. Each player competes to be the first to successfully guide his animal through the dream world.

SUPERFIGHT
(Demonstrations: 4pm-5pm)
In Superfight, Skybound’s wildly popular party game of absurd arguments, players use cards to generate ridiculous characters and then argue about who would win in a fight. From this 500-card core deck, you might have a T-rex with laser eyes VS. Bruce Lee made of steel, or a pirate swinging a shark on a chain VS. a kindergarten class that breathes fire!

PADEMIC: THE CURE
(Demonstrations: 5pm-7pm)
In Pandemic: The Cure, a stand-alone, dice-based version of the award-winning Pandemic board game, four diseases threaten the world and it falls to your team to save humanity. Players take on different roles, each with its own unique set of dice and abilities, and must take advantage of their specializations if they have any hope of (surviving!) winning the game. If, at any time, a region is infected with more than three dice of a given color, an outbreak occurs, spreading disease into an adjacent region. If too many outbreaks take place, or the rate of contamination gets too high, all the players lose. If, however, the players can discover the cures to the four diseases, humanity endures…until the next epidemic!

FUSE
(Demonstrations: 8pm-9pm)
Intruders have made their way on to your ship! Their goal: Total Destruction! Twenty bombs have been detected onboard, and the countdown has begun. Your elite Bomb Defusal Team (BDT) has been called to neutralize the threat. Does your team have what it takes to work through the intricacies of the bombs and defuse them in time? You’d better get moving, because this game will self-destruct in 10-minutes… FUSE is a real-time, cooperative dice game where players work together to quickly save their ship from impending doom!

Our friends at Gamer’s On The Edge will be running a demonstration table with the following games. They will also be holding raffles for prizes. Donations go the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
http://www.gamersontheedge.com/

MUNCHKIN
(Demonstrations: Rotating All Day with Love Letter)
Go down in the dungeon. Kill everything you meet. Backstab your friends and steal their stuff. Grab the treasure and run. Designed by Steve Jackson, the Munchkin card game captures the essence of the dungeon experience as you and your friends compete to kill monsters and grab magic items!

LOVE LETTER
(Demonstrations: Rotating All Day with Munchkin)
All of the eligible young men (and many of the not-so-young) seek to woo Princess Annette of Tempest. Unfortunately, she has locked herself in the palace, and you must rely on others to bring your romantic letters to her. Will yours reach her first? Love Letter is a game of risk, deduction, and luck for 2-4 suitors.

Double Exposure Envoy Bill Eastman will also be on hand to demonstrate the following games. Trying out these games will gain you some International Tabletop Day giveaways while supplies last.

CASTLE PANIC
The forest is filled with all sorts of monsters. They watched and waited as you built your castle and trained your soldiers – but now they`ve gathered their army and are marching out of the woods! Can you work with your friends to defend your castle, or will the monsters tear down your walls and destroy the precious castle towers?

DON’T TURN YOUR BACK
Walk the twisted streets of the Mad City in a boardgame that fuses worker placement with deck building. Extract dreams in the City Slumbering, and use them to buy favors from Nightmares. Procure special services in the Bizarre Bazaar. Score points through skillful play in Mother Whens deadly High School and the sinister 13th District. Compete for the Wax Kings favor, and the ultimate prize…escape! In this game rooted in the sinister world of the Dont Rest Your Head roleplaying game, your opponents lurk around every corner, waiting to attack. Can you outsmart your friends and win the Nightmares game? Whatever you do, Don’t Turn Your Back!

We will also be featuring a Paint & Take table; featuring brushes, paints and miniatures supplied by Games Workshop. There will be plenty of paints and brushes for you to paint a miniature and take that miniature home with you!

Hungry? David’s Dawg House will be on hand to take care of your hunger!
http://davidsdawghouse.com/

Check out this great promotional video, made by our friends at Gamers on the Edge!
https://youtu.be/03lGfO7MqvA

 

 

POKEMON YOUTH LEAGUE MEETUP
POKEMON YOUTH LEAGUE
Sundays from 4pm to 6pm

Ages 8-16
New players always welcome!

Our Pokémon Youth League provides a nearby place for you to get together with other fans of both the Pokémon Trading Card Game and the Pokémon video games, and have some fun!

Using your own cards and Pokémon video games, you can play, trade, and even earn cool prizes! The best part is that you can do all this with other Pokémon players who love collecting and playing just as much as you do!

What IS the Pokémon Trading Card Game?

Download the rules here…
http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-tcg/rules

…or stop by during our events to see first-hand how the game is played!

“You are a Pokémon Trainer! You travel across the land, battling other Trainers with your Pokémon, creatures that love to battle and that have amazing powers! Your deck of cards represents your Pokémon as well as items and allies that help you on your adventures.

Trading card games are strategy based and use collectible cards to let each player customize his or her game. The best way to learn to play the Pokémon TCG is with a Trainer Kit. This has two ready-to-play decks that walk you through the game, step by step. From there, try a theme deck to get an idea of the different kinds of decks out there. Once you’re ready, you can start building your collection of cards with Pokémon TCG booster packs. Trade with your friends for the strongest Pokémon or collect all your favorites! Then, build your own 60-card deck, play with your friends, and show off your own personal Pokémon team!

In the Pokémon TCG, your Pokémon battle your opponent’s Pokémon. The first player to take all of his or her Prize cards wins! Also, if your opponent cannot draw a card at the beginning of his or her turn, or has no Pokémon left in play, you win the game!”

 

 

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ECBC! Emerald City Book Club
Tuesday, May 3rd from 7pm to 8pm

ECBC meets the FIRST TUESDAY of the month from 7-8pm to discuss the featured book.

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

The featured book for this meeting is SAGA volume 1, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples. SAGA is an epic space opera/fantasy comic book series created by writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Fiona Staples, published monthly by Image Comics. The series is heavily influenced by Star Wars, and based on ideas Vaughan conceived both as a child and as a parent. It depicts two lovers from long-warring extraterrestrial races, Alana and Marko, fleeing authorities from both sides of a galactic war as they struggle to care for their newborn daughter, Hazel, who occasionally narrates the series.

The featured book for next meeting will be announced at the end of the current meeting.

 

 

May the 4th
STAR WARS DAY: MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU!!!
Wednesday, May 4th from 11am to 9pm

If you’re a Star Wars fan, May the 4th holds a special place in your heart, and ours as well!!! So, to celebrate BIG…

Join us on Wednesday, May 4th, when the FIRST 35 GUESTS at 11am & 7pm will receive a FREE STAR WARS CLASSIC STICKER!!!

And, SAVE 20% ALL DAY on ALL NON-VINTAGE STAR WARS MERCHANDISE***
… and 10% ON ALL VINTAGE STAR WARS TOYS & BACK ISSUE COMICS***!!!
*** Sale prices cannot be combined, and does not include new comics.

PLUS, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 FUNKO SMUGGLERS BOUNTY CANTINA BOXES!!!

This online-only – and SOLD OUT – collector’s box contains an XL t-shirt, a Chewbacca pen, 2 Pop! Vinyls, a Greedo patch and a Cantina pin!!!

Winners will be called on Friday, May 6th!

And, between now and May 5th, you can stop in to pick up some sweet “May the 4th” tees, available in S-3XL, for only $9.99 EACH!!!

*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. One entry per person, please. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

 

 

HOPS TABLETOPS MEETUP
HOPS & TABLETOPS @ PAIR O’ DICE BREWING CO.
Wednesday, May 4th from 7pm to 10pm
at Pair O’ Dice Brewing Company
4400 118th Avenue North #208, Clearwater, FL 33762

Roll the dice @ Pair O’ Dice with Emerald City Comics!

The Emerald City folks are back every other Wednesday with even more games to play! Stop in to see what’s new in the world of board gaming and craft beer!

Pair O’ Dice Brewing Company will have plenty of room for your favorite tabletop and card games. This event is free to take part in and welcomes all newcomers to board gaming! If there is a game you have been wanting to try, or want to get a group together to play, then this is the night for you!

 

 

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FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!!!
Saturday, May 7th from 11am to 9pm

As the name implies, Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops.

Each of our Guests will be able to choose any three comics from those available! Here is what is being offered this year:

http://www.freecomicbookday.com/Home/1/1/27/981

ALL DAY, 25% OFF ALL GRAPHIC NOVELS AND BOOKS!

Also all day, enter our raffle to win* one of ten sets of ALL 50 FREE COMIC BOOK DAY COMICS!

Winners will be announced Monday, May 9th.

From 1-4pm, come and meet** comic book creators Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Rob Hunter, and Adam Riches!

Also, photo ops with BATMAN and SPIDER-MAN!**
(times to be determined — check with the store or our Facebook page for updates)

* 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. ONE entry PER PERSON, please. To keep the raffle fair to all entrants, multiple entries will disqualify the entrant.)

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

 

 

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10% OFF ALL TOYS AND GAMES
Sunday, May 8th from noon to 6pm

Comics get all the love on Free Comic Book Day — so TOYS and GAMES start to feel left out! So come back Sunday the 8th to share the love with 10% off anything in our Toys and Games categories!!!

 

 

X-WING MEETUP
STAR WARS X-WING MINIATURES GAME NIGHT
Thursday, May 12th from 6pm to 9pm
and every other Thursday

Emerald City is proud to present an evening for casual game play of the popular and exciting Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game!

We will have a staff member on hand to teach this game, and to get people involved in playing duels with other participants. We have several 3×3′ gaming areas and four 2×2′ demo tables to play on for quicker games.

What IS the Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game?

For more information, rules and how to play video:
https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/products/x-wing

“Control the most advanced starfighters and outstanding pilots in the galaxy! In the X-Wing Miniatures Game, you take the role of squad leader and command a group of merciless Imperial or daring Rebel pilots in furious ship-to-ship space combat.

Featuring stunningly detailed and painted miniatures, X-Wing recreates exciting Star Wars space battles from small engagements of only a couple of craft to large conflicts where multiple squadrons clash. Select and equip your ships, pick your crew, plan your attack, and complete your mission!”

 

 

HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT MEETUP
HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT – 500 PT GOLDEN AGE CONSTRUCTED
Friday, May 13th from 6:30pm to 9pm

$3 entry fee.

500 pt Golden Age constructed.  No team bases.

We’re playing for Rhino from the Sinister 6 Organized play kit.

What’s this about?:  HeroClix tournaments are a sanctioned series of events that offer players opportunities for competitive play and exclusive figures.  Tired of beating your friends?  Bring your A-game here and see how you do.  First time players at EC always get a figure!

What do you need to play?:  For constructed tournaments, you’ll need to supply your team, meeting the requirements that week’s format issued.  It’s also recommended that you bring your own maps, so you have the advantage should you win the roll for map choice.  However, Dice and Maps are available in limited numbers.

What is ‘Golden Age’?:  Golden Age is essentially an unrestricted format.  Any figure can be used, as far back as Marvel HeroClix: Infinity Challenge (the first set). The only figures that cannot be used are the Purple Ringed promo figures, and other non-comic sets, such as Lord of the Rings, Kick-Ass 2, Mage Knight, Yu-Gi-Oh, and DOTA 2 (unless specified by the format).  All Errata is in effect for Golden Age play.

How are the prizes distributed?:  For standard Constructed play, we usually issue a prize for 1st place, 2nd place, and Fellowship.  Fellowship is a sportsmanship prize, and can be awarded to someone who the judge feels carried themselves in an exemplary fashion in demeanor during the event.  Usually, if everyone qualifies for the Fellowship prize, this is awarded via roll-off.

Read the rulebook to learn the game…
http://heroclix.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/2014-HeroClix-Core-Rulebook.pdf

…or stop by during a tournament to see how it’s played!

 

 

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

 

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/ECComicsFL

 

(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!

http://emeraldcitycomics.com/new-releases

 

Featured Comic Books:

 

A YEAR OF MARVELS AMAZING
A YEAR OF MARVELS AMAZING #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Ryan North, Amy Chu (A) Bruce Bezaire, Ryan Browne (CA) Jamal Campbell
• Join us in a brand new Marvel comics adventure as your favorite heroes journey through the calendar year one month at a time!
•  It’s February and Peter Parker’s got a hot date, but the old Parker luck hits hard…and so does the bank-robbing villain The Vulture! It’s a tale of romance, adventure, and punching! From Ryan North (SQUIRREL GIRL) and Danilo Beyruth!
•  When business is down in March, Scott Lang’s Ant-Man Security Solutions will take just about any job offered to them – including stealing back stolen goods! But all is not as it seems! Join writer Amy Chu (Poison Ivy) and artist Ryan Browne (SECRET WARS TOO) as they team together for this Spring Break themed heist!
Rated T+

 

ALIENS DEFIANCE 1
ALIENS DEFIANCE #1
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Brian Wood (A) Tristan Jones (CA) Massimo Carnevale
Battling demons from her past while fighting for her life, Colonial Marine Private First Class Zula Hendricks, in the company of Weyland-Yutani synthetics, is forced to question her strength and loyalty when the discovery of an insidious alien species on a derelict hauler sends her on a dangerous journey across the stars.

 

AVENGERS STANDOFF ASSAULT ON PLEASANT HILL OMEGA 1
AVENGERS STANDOFF ASSAULT ON PLEASANT HILL OMEGA #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Daniel Acuña, Angel Unzueta (CA) Daniel Acuña
A STANDOFF tie-in!
•  This is it! The explosive finale to the spring’s blockbuster Avengers event!
•  Lost heroes return, new threats emerge, and the stage is set for major upheavals all throughout the Marvel Universe!
Rated T+

 

DARK KNIGHT III MASTER RACE 4
DARK KNIGHT III MASTER RACE #4 (OF 8)
DC COMICS
(W) Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello (A) Andy Kubert & Various (CA) Andy Kubert, Klaus Janson
The Master Race will rise. Cities will fall. Bruce Wayne is dead. What will the heroes of the world do to save it?

 

DOCTOR STRANGE LAST DAYS OF MAGIC 1
DOCTOR STRANGE LAST DAYS OF MAGIC #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jason Aaron & Various (A) Leonardo Romero (CA) Mike Perkins
This companion to the “LAST DAYS OF MAGIC” epic! THE EMPIRIKUL, led by The Imperator, are destroying all magic and magic users in the Marvel Universe. Jason Aaron brings you Doctor Strange and Wong’s secret history and the ultimate sacrifice that Wong makes! Gerry Duggan shows Brother Voodoo’s stand against the evil magic-eaters. James Robinson introduces a new magic figure in the Marvel U just in time for her last stand!
Rated T+

 

STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE 1
STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE #1
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Georgia Ball (A/CA) Amy Mebberson
Strawberry Shortcake returns to comics! And along with her comes the return of one of her most nefarious foes, the Purple Pie Man! Join us for the launch of this berry special two-part story re-introducing everyone’s favorite bad baker to the current Strawberry Shortcake mythos!

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

BLACK MAGICK TP VOL 01
BLACK MAGICK TP VOL 01 AWAKENING PART ONE (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Greg Rucka (A/CA) Nicola Scott
SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE OF $9.99
Rowan Black is a detective with the Portsmouth PD… and a witch, two aspects of her life she has struggled to keep separate. Now someone is targeting Rowan, someone who knows her secrets and means to expose her… or worse.
Collects BLACK MAGICK #1-5

 

DOCTOR STRANGE PREM HC VOL 01
DOCTOR STRANGE PREM HC VOL 01 WAY OF WEIRD
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Chris Bachalo
Only Doctor Strange can protect our world from the darkness beyond – now, witness the full toll that constant struggle takes on Earth’s Sorcerer Supreme! Every spell cast comes at a cost, but what happens when Strange falls behind on his tab? Find out as the good doctor wakes up somewhere very odd, nearly naked – with no spell books, no weapons and no memory of how he got there…or why all the monsters are chasing him! And as a new visitor to Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum learns one wrong door can lead to oblivion, a magic circle of Strange’s friends and allies are about to face their greatest threat. Dark forces are destroying everything mystical in the multiverse, and their sights are set on this dimension. Magic’s days are numbered, and Doctor Strange is not ready! Collecting DOCTOR STRANGE (2015) #1-5.
Rated T+

 

LADY MECHANIKA TP VOL 02
LADY MECHANIKA TP VOL 02 TABLET OF DESTINIES
BENITEZ PRODUCTIONS
(W) M. M. Chen (A) Joe Benitez & Various (CA) Joe Benitez, Mike Garcia
After a young friend shows up unexpectedly on her doorstep, Lady Mechanika finds herself on a globe-spanning trek filled with alchemy mysteries, secret societies, and scientific curiosities, while opposing forces race in search of the Tablet of Destinies, an ancient Sumerian artifact reputed to hold the knowledge of the Gods and the secrets of the Universe. Collects all 6 issues of the second Lady Mechanika mini-series, The Tablet of Destinies.

 

RICK AND MORTY TP VOL 02
RICK & MORTY TP VOL 02
ONI PRESS INC.
(W) Zac Gorman (A) CJ Cannon, Andrew MacLean (CA) CJ Cannon
The hit comic book series based on Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s hilarious [adult swim] animated show RICK & MORTY continues! Catch up on the adventures of degenerate genius Rick Sanchez and his bumbling grandson Morty as they explore the outer reaches of time, space, and decency. This collection features issues #6-10 of the comic book series, including the “Ball Fondlers Special” by guest artist Andrew MacLean, “A Very Special Blumbus,” illustrated by series writer Zac Gorman, and a cyberpunk adventure across the multiverse. Plus: bonus mini-comics showcasing fan-favorite characters!

 

 

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“Justin’s Jabber” — Back Issues
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BIG TIME, BABY! BIG! TIME!
Whew! Sorry, didn’t mean to yell at you. I just wanted to make sure you know that these comics I’m about to tell you about, these are some hot books here. Like I said before, big time.
BIG. TIME.

 

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Shazam #28, First DC appearance of Black Adam, Fine Plus (6.5) condition, $125.

 

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Superman Adventures #5, First appearance of Livewire, Very Fine Plus (8.5) condition, $75.

 

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Werewolf By Night #32, First appearance of Moon Knight, Very Good (4.0) condition, $250.

 

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Avengers Annual #10, First appearance of Rogue, Fine Plus (6.5) condition, $20.

 

See, pretty big time right?
Until next time. Up, up, and away!

 

(Please note that the digital samples above are for clear image references only, and are NOT the actual books being offered for sale.)

 

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POKEMON TCG: XY TRAINER KIT-PIKACHU LIBRE & SUICUNE
Master the art of Pokemon battling with your favorite Pokemon – one card at a time! The Pokemon TCG: XY Trainer Kit – Pikachu Libre and Suicune contains everything you need to learn, train, and win! Play both decks against each other, then combine them to create one huge deck where Pikachu Libre and Suicune battle, side-by-side. Each kit includes two 30-card decks, each with a specially selected foil card, two guided game booklets, a 2-player play mat, damage counters, special condition markers, a game coin, an illustrated deck box, and a code card for the Pokemon Trading Card Game Online.

 

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KODAMA: THE TREE SPIRITS
The forest is growing fast! As caretakers for kodama, the tree spirits, you must keep the forest a healthy and lush home for your little friends. Over three growing seasons, you must cultivate trees with the right mix of flowers, insects, and branch arrangements to make your kodama as happy as possible. Whoever cares for their kodama best will be remembered for generations! From the designer of the hit game Kigi, Kodama branches out into a fun, new way to play with beautiful art and innovative mechanics – it’s in-tree-guing fun for the whole family!

 

Apotheca
APOTHECA: THE SECRET POTION SOCIETY
Across the land, an invitation has summoned the most clever apprentices for a chance to enter the secret potion society. The cutthroat members, the Apothecaries, have grown too savvy of each other’s schemes. They’ve chosen you to compete in their black market game! Conjure powerful magic and deception, outwit your adversaries, and you, too, might join Apotheca. Devise your plans by hiding ingredients in the markeplace, reveal secrets to collect precious gems, and recruit powerful apothecaries to do your bidding. The first apprentice to create three potions becomes a member of the secret potion society!

 

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PATHFINDER ADVENTURE CARD GAME: ALCHEMIST CLASS
Alchemists create potent elixirs and concoctions through mastery of deeply secret lore; they can stopper death and grind up time. The Alchemist Class Deck allows players to bring these clever tinkerers to any Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Base Set. The 109-card Alchemist Class Deck contains three new characters – including a new version of the iconic alchemist Damiel – and both new and familiar allies, items, weaponry, and other boons to carry your character through an entire Adventure Path.

 

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TWILIGHT SQUABBLE
Fight the Entire Cold War – in 10-minutes! In 1947, the superpowers of the United States of America and the Soviet Union began a new sort of conflict, a struggle in the twilight of World War II. With cunning card play and a bit of bluffing can you end the Cold War without triggering Mutually Assured Destruction? Swing the Balance of Power to your favor and win the Space Race in Twilight Squabble!

 

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VIKINGS: THE BOARD GAME
Vikings: The Board Game is a strategy game of exploration and raiding for 2-5 players based upon the History Channel’s hit dramatic series that allows players to embrace their inner Viking. Each winter players will scheme to acquire appropriate resources while convincing heroes such as Ragnar Lothbrok, Lagertha, Rollo, and Floki to support them as they put their longships in the water to raid each summer. Plunder treasures and foreign resources across modular tiles that ensure a different game each time you play, while completing offers to the Seer will ultimately lead a player to victory.

 

 

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Toys / Collectibles
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HOT TOYS IRON LEGION
HOT TOYS
In Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, the tech genius Tony Stark created a battalion of new armored drones, dubbed the Iron Legion, to assist the Avengers on their daring missions. However, when Tony Stark tried to initiate the Ultron Program, the artificial intelligence rebelled and turned the Iron Legion against Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in the Avengers Tower!
The movie-accurate Iron Legion Collectible Figure is specially crafted based on its image in Avengers: Age of Ultron. It features a finely created armored body, metallic red, white, and blue colored armor with weathered effects and Avengers decals, interchangeable armor parts, and a specially designed figure stand.

 

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CINEMACHINES DIE-CAST VEHICLES SERIES 1
NECA
Introducing a brand new line of die-cast collectibles celebrating some of the iconic vehicles from film and television! Cinemachines brings these supporting cast members to life in exceptional detail, ready to add to your collection. Each measures 5-6″ long and is made from die-cast metal and plastic that’s carefully hand painted. Series 1 highlights vehicles and vessels from the Alien universe, and includes: UD-4L Cheyenne Dropship, with miniature Armored Personnel Carrier that fits inside the bay (Aliens), M577 Armored Personnel Carrier (Aliens), “Origin” Derelict Ship with display stand (Alien) and Fossilized Space Jockey (Alien).

 

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ROCK CANDY FIGURES
FUNKO
Funko’s newest line, Rock Candy, features 5″ vinyl figures of the most powerful women around! Rock Candy received notice from press and fans at this year’s New York Toy Fair, and now these figures are available to you. The powerful ladies of the DC Comics Universe are the debut pieces in the Rock Candy line, and the line kicks off with Modern Batgirl, Classic Batgirl, Classic Wonder Woman, Classic Supergirl, Classic Harley Quinn and Batman v Superman Wonder Woman.

 

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MARVEL NOW SPIDER-GWEN PX VINYL DECAL
ELEPHANT GUN, LLC
A PREVIEWS Exclusive! Two of Marvel’s most popular new female heroes – Ms. Marvel and Spider Gwen – are captured on these PREVIEWS Exclusive vinyl decal sets, based on their Marvel NOW! Appearances.

 

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Two HUGE event days on the horizon! Newsletter 4/22/16

 

Both INTERNATIONAL TABLETOP DAY and FREE COMIC BOOK DAY are almost here!!!
Read all about them, and all of our other great events and give-aways and raffles, below!

 

 

BOARD GAME MEETUP
BOARD GAME MEETUP
Saturday, April 23rd from 5pm to 9pm

Do you enjoy Board games? Got a fantastic new game and no one at home to play it with? Well, bring it on down to our Emerald City Board Game Meet-Ups!

No purchase necessary to come down and have fun! The festivities start at 5pm. Even if you don’t have your own games to play, fear not — we have a wide variety of free-to-play demonstration copies for anyone to use in our game room!

Drink and snack purchases are available!

Our Board Game Meet-ups are open to all — players under age 13 are welcome with an adult.

 

 

POKEMON YOUTH LEAGUE MEETUP
POKEMON YOUTH LEAGUE
Sundays from 4pm to 6pm

Ages 8-16
New players always welcome!

Our Pokémon Youth League provides a nearby place for you to get together with other fans of both the Pokémon Trading Card Game and the Pokémon video games, and have some fun!

Using your own cards and Pokémon video games, you can play, trade, and even earn cool prizes! The best part is that you can do all this with other Pokémon players who love collecting and playing just as much as you do!

What IS the Pokémon Trading Card Game?

Download the rules here…
http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-tcg/rules

…or stop by during our events to see first-hand how the game is played!

“You are a Pokémon Trainer! You travel across the land, battling other Trainers with your Pokémon, creatures that love to battle and that have amazing powers! Your deck of cards represents your Pokémon as well as items and allies that help you on your adventures.

Trading card games are strategy based and use collectible cards to let each player customize his or her game. The best way to learn to play the Pokémon TCG is with a Trainer Kit. This has two ready-to-play decks that walk you through the game, step by step. From there, try a theme deck to get an idea of the different kinds of decks out there. Once you’re ready, you can start building your collection of cards with Pokémon TCG booster packs. Trade with your friends for the strongest Pokémon or collect all your favorites! Then, build your own 60-card deck, play with your friends, and show off your own personal Pokémon team!

In the Pokémon TCG, your Pokémon battle your opponent’s Pokémon. The first player to take all of his or her Prize cards wins! Also, if your opponent cannot draw a card at the beginning of his or her turn, or has no Pokémon left in play, you win the game!”

 

 

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DC PREVIEWS & MAGIC: THE GATHERING GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE!!!
Wednesday, April 27th from 11am to 9pm

DC Rebirth is here!!! And, EC can help you get all the game-changing first issues, so you don’t miss a beat!
Plus, it’s International Tabletop Day, April 30th!!! To get you ready for these major events…

Join us on Wednesday, April 27th, when the FIRST 25 GUESTS at 11am & 7pm will receive a FREE DC PREVIEWS MAGAZINE & CHECKLIST!!!

PLUS, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 “MAGIC: THE GATHERING – ARENA OF THE PLANESWALKERS” BOARD GAMES!!!
(Ages 10+; 2-5 players.)

Winners will be called on Friday, April 29th!

* 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. ONE entry PER PERSON, please. To keep the raffle fair to all entrants, multiple entries will disqualify the entrant.)

 

 

X-WING MEETUP
STAR WARS X-WING MINIATURES GAME NIGHT
Thursday, April 28th from 6pm to 9pm
and every other Thursday

Emerald City is proud to present an evening for casual game play of the popular and exciting Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game!

We will have a staff member on hand to teach this game, and to get people involved in playing duels with other participants. We have several 3×3′ gaming areas and four 2×2′ demo tables to play on for quicker games.

What IS the Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game?

For more information, rules and how to play video:
https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/products/x-wing

“Control the most advanced starfighters and outstanding pilots in the galaxy! In the X-Wing Miniatures Game, you take the role of squad leader and command a group of merciless Imperial or daring Rebel pilots in furious ship-to-ship space combat.

Featuring stunningly detailed and painted miniatures, X-Wing recreates exciting Star Wars space battles from small engagements of only a couple of craft to large conflicts where multiple squadrons clash. Select and equip your ships, pick your crew, plan your attack, and complete your mission!”

 

 

HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT MEETUP
MARVEL HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT: UNCANNY X-MEN PRE-RELEASE
Friday, April 29th from 6:30pm to 9pm

Players will have an opportunity to get a sneak peek at the figures from the Marvel HeroClix: Uncanny X-Men set before official world-wide release!

The Marvel HeroClix: Uncanny X-Men set features three major sub-themes of the All-New X-Men, the Marauders, Freedom Force and much more!

Entry Fee: $16 per person — each participant receives one 5-figure booster pack of Marvel HeroClix: Uncanny X-Men.

NEW PLAYERS! If the following tournament details seem daunting to you, feel free to come and play at a “beginner’s table,” where one of our EC Team Members can get you started playing a non-tournament “casual” game with other new players!

Style: Sealed Swiss
Force Construction: DRAFT

Drafting Instructions: Players open their boosters and draft a team of 5 figures from the boosters — for the purpose of drafting, seat all players in groups of 4. Each player choose one figure out of their first booster and each booster passed to them until all players have drafted a team of 5 figures. Players play all 5 figures as their team.

Action Limit: The action limit for the tournament is 1 action per 100 points of drafted team with the lowest team build total.
EXAMPLES:
If the player with the lowest team build total has a 275 point team, the tournament is run as 2 actions per player.
If a player with the lowest team build total has a 315 point team, the tournament is run as 3 actions per player.

Prizes:
Players keep the 5 figures from the Marvel HeroClix: Uncanny X-Men set that they drafted for their team.

Players also have a chance to win one Limited Edition (LE) Marvel HeroClix: Uncanny X-Men Map or a Limited Edition (LE) Prize Figure.

For more information:
http://wizkids.com/heroclix/marvel-heroclix-uncanny-x-men/

To sign up, please visit:
http://win.wizkids.com/event.php?EVENT_ID=160681

 

 

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INTERNATIONAL TABLETOP DAY
Saturday, April 30th from 11am to 9pm

This is a celebration of all things TABLETOP!

All day long, games will be 20% OFF!!! This includes board games, trading card games, miniatures games, role-playing games, and any supplies in our games category such as paints and dice!

Join us for an all-day event of tabletop gaming. All are welcome to come and play. We look forward to seeing our gaming community come together to support this event, and to see anyone who has ever wanted to “roll dice” come visit and learn to play!

Every International Tabletop Day we here at EC strive to make it the best day of gaming for you!

To this end we have set up several games to be demonstrated throughout the day!

Check out the list below!*

FUSE
Intruders have made their way on to your ship! Their goal: Total Destruction! Twenty bombs have been detected onboard, and the countdown has begun. Your elite Bomb Defusal Team (BDT) has been called to neutralize the threat. Does your team have what it takes to work through the intricacies of the bombs and defuse them in time? You’d better get moving, because this game will self-destruct in 10-minutes… FUSE is a real-time, cooperative dice game where players work together to quickly save their ship from impending doom!

ONITAMA
Carved into the crags of the mist-shrouded mountains of ancient Japan lies the ancient shrine of Onitama. Masters of the Arts journey there with their most promising disciples to prove their superiority in battle. Part of the Dice Tower Essential line, Onitama is an elegant, abstract strategy game which captures the flavor of martial arts. In this game of elegance and simplicity, two players compete in 10-15 minute matches. With endless re-playability, players can be engaged for hours! Will you hazard the journey and meet within Onitama’s hallowed walls to prove your superiority?

DINGO’S DREAMS
Dingo and his friends have gotten lost on Walkabout! Visit their dreams to lead them home!
Dingo’s Dreams is a delightful and clever family game for 2-4 players. Each player competes to be the first to successfully guide his animal through the dream world.

SUPERFIGHT
In Superfight, Skybound’s wildly popular party game of absurd arguments, players use cards to generate ridiculous characters and then argue about who would win in a fight. From this 500-card core deck, you might have a T-rex with laser eyes VS. Bruce Lee made of steel, or a pirate swinging a shark on a chain VS. a kindergarten class that breathes fire!

CASH N’GUNS
Short Tempers! Cold Cash! Hot Lead! The big heist may have been a success, but it all goes wrong when every crook wants a larger cut. With this much money on the table, bullets speak louder than words! In Cash ‘n Guns, players point foam pistols at each other and try to intimidate their opponents into letting them have the largest share. The bravest crooks enjoy the most money – but only if they live long enough to spend it!

PADEMIC: THE CURE
In Pandemic: The Cure, a stand-alone, dice-based version of the award-winning Pandemic board game, four diseases threaten the world and it falls to your team to save humanity. Players take on different roles, each with its own unique set of dice and abilities, and must take advantage of their specializations if they have any hope of (surviving!) winning the game. If, at any time, a region is infected with more than three dice of a given color, an outbreak occurs, spreading disease into an adjacent region. If too many outbreaks take place, or the rate of contamination gets too high, all the players lose. If, however, the players can discover the cures to the four diseases, humanity endures…until the next epidemic!

Our friends at Gamer’s On The Edge will be running a demonstration table with the following games. They will also be holding raffles for prizes. Donations go the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
http://www.gamersontheedge.com/

MUNCHKIN
Go down in the dungeon. Kill everything you meet. Backstab your friends and steal their stuff. Grab the treasure and run. Designed by Steve Jackson, the Munchkin card game captures the essence of the dungeon experience as you and your friends compete to kill monsters and grab magic items!

LOVE LETTER
All of the eligible young men (and many of the not-so-young) seek to woo Princess Annette of Tempest. Unfortunately, she has locked herself in the palace, and you must rely on others to bring your romantic letters to her. Will yours reach her first? Love Letter is a game of risk, deduction, and luck for 2-4 suitors.

Double Exposure Envoy Bill Eastman will also be on hand to demonstrate the following games. Trying out these games will gain you some International Tabletop Day giveaways while supplies last.

CASTLE PANIC
The forest is filled with all sorts of monsters. They watched and waited as you built your castle and trained your soldiers – but now they`ve gathered their army and are marching out of the woods! Can you work with your friends to defend your castle, or will the monsters tear down your walls and destroy the precious castle towers?

DON’T TURN YOUR BACK
Walk the twisted streets of the Mad City in a boardgame that fuses worker placement with deck building. Extract dreams in the City Slumbering, and use them to buy favors from Nightmares. Procure special services in the Bizarre Bazaar. Score points through skillful play in Mother Whens deadly High School and the sinister 13th District. Compete for the Wax Kings favor, and the ultimate prize…escape! In this game rooted in the sinister world of the Dont Rest Your Head roleplaying game, your opponents lurk around every corner, waiting to attack. Can you outsmart your friends and win the Nightmares game? Whatever you do, Don’t Turn Your Back!

*Times when the demonstrations will be running will be listed soon.

We will also be featuring a Paint & Take table. There will be plenty of paints and brushes for you to paint a miniature and take that miniature home with you!

Hungry? David’s Dawg House will be on hand to take care of your hunger!
http://davidsdawghouse.com/

Check out this great promotional video, made by our friends at Gamers on the Edge!
https://youtu.be/03lGfO7MqvA

 

 

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ECBC! Emerald City Book Club
Tuesday, May 3rd from 7pm to 8pm

ECBC meets the FIRST TUESDAY of the month from 7-8pm to discuss the featured book.

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

The featured book for this meeting is SAGA volume 1, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples. SAGA is an epic space opera/fantasy comic book series created by writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Fiona Staples, published monthly by Image Comics. The series is heavily influenced by Star Wars, and based on ideas Vaughan conceived both as a child and as a parent. It depicts two lovers from long-warring extraterrestrial races, Alana and Marko, fleeing authorities from both sides of a galactic war as they struggle to care for their newborn daughter, Hazel, who occasionally narrates the series.

The featured book for next meeting will be announced at the end of the current meeting.

 

 

HOPS TABLETOPS MEETUP
HOPS & TABLETOPS @ PAIR O’ DICE BREWING CO.
Wednesday, May 4th from 7pm to 10pm
at Pair O’ Dice Brewing Company
4400 118th Avenue North #208, Clearwater, FL 33762

Roll the dice @ Pair O’ Dice with Emerald City Comics!

The Emerald City folks are back every other Wednesday with even more games to play! Stop in to see what’s new in the world of board gaming and craft beer!

Pair O’ Dice Brewing Company will have plenty of room for your favorite tabletop and card games. This event is free to take part in and welcomes all newcomers to board gaming! If there is a game you have been wanting to try, or want to get a group together to play, then this is the night for you!

 

 

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FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!!!
Saturday, May 7th from 11am to 9pm

As the name implies, Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops.

Each of our Guests will be able to choose any three comics from those available! Here is what is being offered this year:

http://www.freecomicbookday.com/Home/1/1/27/981

ALL DAY, 25% OFF ALL GRAPHIC NOVELS AND BOOKS!

Also all day, enter our raffle to win* one of ten sets of ALL 50 FREE COMIC BOOK DAY COMICS!

Winners will be announced Monday, May 9th.

From 1-4pm, come and meet** comic book creators Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Rob Hunter, and Adam Riches!

Also, photo ops with BATMAN and SPIDER-MAN!**
(times to be determined — check with the store or our Facebook page for updates)

* 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. ONE entry PER PERSON, please. To keep the raffle fair to all entrants, multiple entries will disqualify the entrant.)

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

 

 

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10% OFF ALL TOYS AND GAMES
Sunday, May 8th from noon to 6pm

Comics get all the love on Free Comic Book Day — so TOYS and GAMES start to feel left out! So come back Sunday the 8th to share the love with 10% off anything in our Toys and Games categories!!!

 

 

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

 

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/ECComicsFL

 

(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)

 


 

Click here for new releases!

http://emeraldcitycomics.com/new-releases

 

Featured Comic Books:

 

DISNEY PRINCESS 2
DISNEY PRINCESS #2
JOE BOOKS INC.
(W) Georgia Ball (A/CA) Amy Mebberson
The hit series continues! Disney’s beloved heroines have returned in this hilarious collection of Disney Princess comic strips! Featuring laugh-out-loud stories from the worlds of Ariel, Belle, Rapunzel, Tiana, Cinderella, Aurora, and more, this charming ongoing series will make all your royal dreams come true.

 

HAUNTED MANSION 2
HAUNTED MANSION #2 (OF 5)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Jorge Coehlo (CA) E.M. Gist
YOU CAN ENTER, BUT YOU CAN NEVER LEAVE…!
•  Get ready to meet the 999 happy haunts residing in the mansion…but some of them aren’t quite so happy!
•  Madame Leota! The Hatbox ghost! Constance the Bride! The Hitchhiking ghosts! You never know who of the legendary cast from Disney’s world-famous attraction will appear!
•  Danny is trapped within the Haunted Mansion, but who is trying to help him, and who is using him for their own ghoulish plot?
•  Don’t miss the next chapter in the delightfully chilling story based on the fan-favorite Disney attraction!
Rated T

 

KARNAK 3
KARNAK #3
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Warren Ellis (A) Roland Boschi (CA) David Aja
• Just when you thought Karnak couldn’t get more intense and insane, it does.
•  The trail left by the kidnapped Inhuman gets nuclear and Karnak is caught in the mushroom cloud.
Rated T+

 

POWER MAN AND IRON FIST 3
POWER MAN AND IRON FIST #3
MARVEL COMICS
(W) David Walker (A/CA) Sanford Greene
BROMANCING THE STONE!
•  POWER MAN and IRON FIST are swimming through New York City’s currents of crime trying to retrieve the SUPERSOUL STONE. Beware the underworld undertow!
•  Meanwhile, JENNIE and BLACK MARIAH’s nefarious plans begin to bear fruit.
•  With a magic-fueled crisis at its tipping point and all of New York hanging in the balance it’s the perfect atmosphere to rekindle a smoldering friendship, so GET IT TOGETHER ALREADY, LUKE AND DANNY!
Rated T

 

SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL 4
SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #4
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Joe Kelly (A/CA) Ed McGuinness
• Double date, Deadpool style!
•  Spider-Man finally agrees to hang out with Deadpool outside of adventures, but he might regret it when he discovers that his date is a friend of Deadpool’s wife, Shiklah, demon queen of Monster Metropolis.
•  Who’s Deadpool’s date? Guest-star THOR!
Rated T+

 

TOKYO GHOST 6
TOKYO GHOST #6  (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Sean Murphy
NEW STORY ARC
Flak world’s new CCO, Davey Trauma, is making some changes to The Isles of Los Angeles more to his suiting. How could it get any worse? You’ll see. Constable Led Dent returns to his brutal beat, but he’s haunted by a ghost from Tokyo.

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

DEADPOOL WORLDS GREATEST TP VOL 01
DEADPOOL WORLDS GREATEST TP VOL 01 MILLIONAIRE WITH MOUTH
MARVEL COMICS
He’s annoying. He’s dangerous. He smells terrible. But the public loves him! That’s right – the Merc with a Mouth is now the most popular hero in the world. Eat that, Spidey! But with great popularity comes overbearing responsibility, so Wade has called in a little help being him. You won’t believe – or recognize – who he signed up! (Unless you’ve memorized every volume of the Official Handbook.) But when an imposter sets out to ruin Wade Wilson, our hero has the perfect bait to lure the baddie out: his innocent daughter, Ellie! Plus: Jump 84 years into the future for an even-newer, even-different-er Deadpool 2099! And – in an entirely Spanish-language tale – meet Masacre, the Deadpool of Mexico! This book has more Deadpool than you can handle! Collecting DEADPOOL (2015) #1-6 and #3.1: TRES PUNTO UNO.
Parental Advisory

 

I HATE FAIRYLAND TP VOL 01
I HATE FAIRYLAND TP VOL 01 MADLY EVER AFTER (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W/A/CA) Skottie Young
SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE OF $9.99
From superstar writer and artist SKOTTIE YOUNG (Rocket Raccoon, Wizard of Oz, Fortunately, The Milk), comes the first volume of an all-new series of adventure and mayhem.
An Adventure Time/Alice in Wonderland-style epic that smashes its cute little face against grown-up Tank Girl/Deadpool-esque violent madness. Follow Gert, a forty-year-old woman in a six-year-old’s body, who has been stuck in the magical world of Fairyland for nearly thirty years. Join her and her giant battle-axe on a delightfully blood-soaked journey to see who will survive the girl who HATES FAIRYLAND. Collects I HATE FAIRYLAND #1-5

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARKSEID WAR POWER OF THE GODS HC
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARSKEID WAR POWER OF THE GODS HC
DC COMICS
(W) Peter J. Tomasi & Various (A) Fernando Pasarin & Various (CA) Francis Manapul
The world’s greatest heroes have gained the powers of the New Gods-but how will they handle them? And how will this affect the winds of war? Find out in these stories from the JUSTICE LEAGUE: DARKSEID WAR one-shots starring Batman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Superman, Lex Luthor and Shazam!

 

STAR WARS TP VADER DOWN
STAR WARS TP VADER DOWN
MARVEL COMICS
Two of the biggest titles in comics collide in the first crossover of the new Marvel age of STAR WARS! When Darth Vader accidentally finds himself facing off against the rebel fleet on his own, he is sent crashing onto a nearby planet. Will the rebels seize this opportunity to put an end to one of their greatest enemies – or will they be made to feel the full power of the dark side? The Sith Lord may be down, but he isn’t out! All your favorites are here, old and new, good and evil: Luke! Vader! Leia! Aphra! Han! Threepio, Artoo, Triple-Zero and BT-1! And in a hair-raising battle of the Wookiees, Chewbacca versus Black Krrsantan! ROOOARRGH UR ROO! Collecting STAR WARS: VADER DOWN, STAR WARS (2015) #13-14 and DARTH VADER #13-15.
Rated T

 

 

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“Justin’s Jabber” — Back Issues
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Sorry, I can’t really think of any funny stuff to say this week. I’m still bummed about Prince dying.

 

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Runaways #1, Very Fine/Fine condition, $45.

 

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Wolverine #154, Very Fine Minus (7.5) condition, $25.

 

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Green Lantern Green Arrow #85, Speedy Drug Story Part one, Very Good/Good (3.0) condition, $60.

 

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Booster Gold #1, first appearance of Booster Gold, Very Fine/Fine (7.0) condition, $20

 

Little Red Cor-Vette! Baby You’re Much Too Fast.
Little Red Cor-Vette! You Need To Find A Love That’s Gonna Last.

 

(Please note that the digital samples above are for clear image references only, and are NOT the actual books being offered for sale.)

 

 

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Games
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ApexTheropod
APEX THEROPOD: DECK-BUILDING GAME – 2ND EDITION
Apex is a deck-building game, played solo or with up to 5 friends. You play as a prehistoric predator 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.

 

DragonPunch
DRAGON PUNCH
Take it Anywhere, Play it Anywhere! Ready to Fight? Dragon Punch is a super-fast, ultra-portable, two-player card game that plays just like your favorite fighting games – it’s all about trying to outwit your opponent with the timing and positioning of your attacks and defenses. Dragon Punch doesn’t require a table or other surface to play, and the tiny wallet fits right in your pocket.

 

Kenjin
KENJIN
A merciless war is raging throughout feudal Japan, fueled by the hunger for power or the desire for peace of its great lords. As one of them, you must defend your territory from the enemy threatening your borders. Now it’s time to command you troops and read through your opponent’s strategy to take over the battlefield and prevail!

 

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MILLENNIUM BLADES
Millennium Blades is a board game about a fictional collectible card game, which is also called Millennium Blades. You begin the game on pre-release night with just your starter deck. You’ll open new packs, form collections, and sell your junk cards on the aftermarket to buy hot new cards. Trade with your friends, build up your deck, and prepare to compete at Millennium Blades Worlds for the title of World Champion! This is a game about competitive deck building. You get a limited pool of cards, and then you tinker them into the most unfairly over-powered, table-flippingly broken deck that you can imagine. And your deck had better be pretty crazy, because your opponents won’t be giving any quarter, and they all have unique collections with access to their own high-tier power cards. In addition to deckbuilding, you’ll be speculating on blind pack buys, selling and buying cards on the aftermarket, and fusing your cards to make rarer and better ones to get an advantage over the competition. You might even make a few friends, if you’re willing to help them out.

 

VsSystemAForce
VS SYSTEM 2PCG: MARVEL A-FORCE EXPANSION
In VS System: 2PCG, players choose a main character, build a deck with exactly sixty cards, and attempt to stun the other player’s main character in a game of superhero battles and suspense! This expansion features all new playable content based on Marvel’s A-Force.

 

WizkidsClixFX
WIZKIDS CLIXFX BASE ACCESSORY KIT
The ClixFX Accessory Pack contains eleven sculpted bases for use in your HeroClix campaigns that act as visual indicators of ongoing game effects from standard or special powers, including Smoke, Ice/Wall, Web, and more!

 

 

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Toys / Collectibles
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GHOSTBUSTERS SELECT AF SERIES 2
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys Release! We’re getting the team back together! Joining Series 1’s Winston, Ray and Louis, Series 2 of Ghostbusters Movie Select action figures features none other than Dr. Peter Venkman, Dr. Egon Spengler and Dana Barrett as Zuul! Each 7-inch scale action figure features approximately 16 points of articulation, and Peter and Egon each include their proton packs and wands. Plus, each figure includes a section of the rooftop temple diorama — collect all 15 figures in the line to re-create the original movie’s final scene! Each figure is packaged in display-ready Select packaging, with side panel artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios!

 

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T-800 GUARDIAN
HOT TOYS
In the newest installment of the Terminator series, when John Connor, leader of the human resistance against Skynet, sends Kyle Reese back to 1984 to protect his mother, Sarah Connor, from a Terminator assassin, an unexpected turn of events creates an altered timeline. Instead of a scared waitress, Sarah is a skilled fighter and has a Terminator Guardian by her side. Faced with unlikely allies and dangerous new enemies, Reese sets out on an unexpected new mission to reset the future.
To celebrate the launch of this film, Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are pleased to present the T-800 Guardian Sixth Scale Figure from Terminator Genisys.
The T-800 Guardian collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Arnold Schwarzenegger from the movie and features two newly developed head sculpts, a leather-like jacket licensed by Matchless, the oldest British brand of motorcycles and clothing, a detailed weapon, and an LED light-up figure base.

 

JOKER
LAUGHING FISH JOKER BUST
DIAMOND SELECT
This time, the Joker isn’t after human lives; he wants the royalties! The Batman: The Animated Series Laughing Fish Joker Bust features the infamous villain as seen in a classic episode from Batman: The Animated Series. What’s he’s got there? Why, it’s his very own creation, the Laughing Fish, and the copyright documentation to prove it! The Clown Prince of Crime is going to make a killing, and you can too. Pick up this 6-inch tall resin statue. With incredible detailing and unique paintwork, it’s a limited edition of just 1,000 pieces worldwide!

 

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Cryptocracy #1, from Dark Horse Comics

Crypt Teaser

From the shadows, the Nine Families have operated in secret for centuries, shaping the fate of the world. Now—finally—they will be revealed in CRYPTOCRACY, a new conspiracy-fueled creator-owned series from writer Van Jensen (The Flash, Green Lantern Corps) and artist Pete Woods (Deadpool, Action Comics), launching June 29 from Dark Horse.

 

Imagine X-FILES, except seen from the perspective of the Smoking Man. That is CRYPTOCRACY, an ongoing series that gives us an inside look at the hidden powers that guide humanity. Our hero is Grahame, a senior agent inside one of the Nine Families. Just as he is rising to power, all is thrown into turmoil when a mysterious figure known only as “Hum” attacks the Families. As Grahame fights to defend all that he has built, he’s pulled into a greater mystery when the oldest Family secrets finally are dragged into the light. It’s a raucous, epic series that offers a new take on the most well known conspiracies, as well as a few from the farthest edges of the fringe.

 

CRYPTOCRACY #1 is featured in the April PREVIEWS catalog under order code: APR160120

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Star Wars’ Poe Dameron Give-away! Newsletter 4/15/16

 

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POE DAMERON & CRIMINAL GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE!!!
Saturday, April 16th from 11am to 9pm

You’re probably STILL watching your “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” BluRay, but now’s a great time to take a break and celebrate the release of your favorite new fighter pilot’s Marvel comic, “Poe Dameron” #1 (on EC’s shelves now!); and, Deadpool, Wonder Woman, Commissioner Gordon, Two-Face, and Superman’s Dad (or at least the actors who played them) all converge for the high-octane thriller “Criminal,” which crashes into theaters on April 15th!!!

Join us on Sat., April 16th, when the FIRST 50 GUESTS at 11am will get a FREE POE DAMERON BUTTON!!!
And, the FIRST 25 GUESTS at 11am will receive a FREE POE & BB8 LITHOGRAPH by JOE QUINONES!!!
Once the lithos are gone, the NEXT 20 GUESTS will receive a FREE “CRIMINAL” MOVIE POSTER!!!
(Posters are courtesy of Lionsgate Entertainment.)

PLUS, ALL GUESTS can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 CRIMINAL MOVIE FAN PACKS!!!

The Fan Packs include:
1 “Criminal” MINI MOVIE POSTER and a
“CRIMINAL” LOGO STOCKING CAP!!!

All winners will be called on Monday, April 18th!!!

* 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. ONE entry PER PERSON, please. To keep the raffle fair to all entrants, multiple entries will disqualify the entrant.)

 

 

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EC @ DADDY KOOL RECORDS!!!

EC will be joining our friends at DADDY KOOL RECORDS at 666 Central Ave. in Downtown St. Pete on Saturday, April 16th for RECORD STORE DAY 2016!!!

EC will be there from 8am – 2pm with FREE COMICS (while they last), and DEADPOOL, LIVE & IN-PERSON** for photo ops!!!

** Scheduled to appear; subject to change without notice. See EC’s Facebook Page or contact the store for updates. Local actor, not affiliated with the films.

 

 

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OPHIDIAN 2350 GAME DEMONSTRATION!
Saturday, April 16th from noon to 5pm

Double Exposure, Inc. Envoy and Emerald City present an Ophidian 2350 game demonstration!

Herald Bill Eastman will be with us once again to demonstrate the game. He will be teaching new players how to play the game and to show off to the public all the fantastic components that make up this excellent game!

Here’s some info about the game:

The world of Ophidian 2350 is centered around gladiatorial combat. These gladiators are aliens, bio-enhanced humans, mystics, and all sorts of otherworldly beings.
Theme aside, this CCG, originally released at Gen Con 2003, has some unusual new mechanics that separate it from the pack.

First, Players use “credits” to supply their gladiators with equipment and minions (support characters). Ophidian 2350 has a mechanic called “The Flow”. Each card has a “+” or “-” on it. Play a positively charged card, and you can keep playing cards. Play a negatively charged card and your turn ends and your opponent can start playing their cards. Basically, it helps provide a little “momentum” incentive, and adds strategy.

Creating combos that allow you to keep The Flow while you prepare for a killer blow, while making sure that the crowd is entertained … that’s the key to victory! If you don’t entertain the crowd, your opponent can use their own popularity with the crowd to turn The Flow against you … so show off and impress that crowd!

Here’s a link to the BoardGameGeek page for the game:
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/7203/ophidian-2350

And here’s the page from Fireside Games:
http://hackandslashgames.com/ophidian/about-ophidian-2350

 

 

POKEMON YOUTH LEAGUE MEETUP
POKEMON YOUTH LEAGUE
Sundays from 4pm to 6pm

Ages 8-16
New players always welcome!

Our Pokémon Youth League provides a nearby place for you to get together with other fans of both the Pokémon Trading Card Game and the Pokémon video games, and have some fun!

Using your own cards and Pokémon video games, you can play, trade, and even earn cool prizes! The best part is that you can do all this with other Pokémon players who love collecting and playing just as much as you do!

What IS the Pokémon Trading Card Game?

Download the rules here…
http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-tcg/rules

…or stop by during our events to see first-hand how the game is played!

“You are a Pokémon Trainer! You travel across the land, battling other Trainers with your Pokémon, creatures that love to battle and that have amazing powers! Your deck of cards represents your Pokémon as well as items and allies that help you on your adventures.

Trading card games are strategy based and use collectible cards to let each player customize his or her game. The best way to learn to play the Pokémon TCG is with a Trainer Kit. This has two ready-to-play decks that walk you through the game, step by step. From there, try a theme deck to get an idea of the different kinds of decks out there. Once you’re ready, you can start building your collection of cards with Pokémon TCG booster packs. Trade with your friends for the strongest Pokémon or collect all your favorites! Then, build your own 60-card deck, play with your friends, and show off your own personal Pokémon team!

In the Pokémon TCG, your Pokémon battle your opponent’s Pokémon. The first player to take all of his or her Prize cards wins! Also, if your opponent cannot draw a card at the beginning of his or her turn, or has no Pokémon left in play, you win the game!”

 

 

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MARVEL PREVIEWS AND MOUSE GUARD GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE!
Wednesday, April 20th from 11am to 9pm

Marvel is hotter than ever, and they’ve got the exciting new comics to prove it!!! And, when it comes to exquisite artwork, Mouse Guard is always at the top of its game!!!

Join us on Wednesday, April 20th, when the FIRST 25 GUESTS at 11am & 7pm will receive a FREE MARVEL PREVIEWS MAGAZINE!!!

PLUS, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE RAFFLE for a chance to win* a copy of “THE ART OF MOUSE GUARD 2005-2015”!!! (Hardcover; Full Color,224 pages.)

Winners will be called on Friday, April 22nd!

* 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. ONE entry PER PERSON, please. To keep the raffle fair to all entrants, multiple entries will disqualify the entrant.)

 

 

HOPS TABLETOPS MEETUP
HOPS & TABLETOPS @ PAIR O’ DICE BREWING CO.
Wednesday, April 20th from 7pm to 10pm
at Pair O’ Dice Brewing Company
4400 118th Avenue North #208, Clearwater, FL 33762

Roll the dice @ Pair O’ Dice with Emerald City Comics!

The Emerald City folks are back every other Wednesday with even more games to play! Stop in to see what’s new in the world of board gaming and craft beer!

Pair O’ Dice Brewing Company will have plenty of room for your favorite tabletop and card games. This event is free to take part in and welcomes all newcomers to board gaming! If there is a game you have been wanting to try, or want to get a group together to play, then this is the night for you!

 

 

HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT MEETUP
HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT – DC 400PT MODERN CONSTRUCTED BRAVE AND THE BOLD OP
Friday, April 22nd from 6:30pm to 9pm

$3 entry fee.

400 pt Modern Age constructed, DC characters only.

We’re playing for The Flash from the Brave and the Bold Organized play kit.

What’s this about?: HeroClix tournaments are a sanctioned series of events that offer players opportunities for competitive play and exclusive figures. Tired of beating your friends? Bring your A-game here and see how you do. First time players at EC always get a figure!

What do you need to play?: For constructed tournaments, you’ll need to supply your team, meeting the requirements that week’s format issued. It’s also recommended that you bring your own maps, so you have the advantage should you win the roll for map choice. However, Dice and Maps are available in limited numbers.

What is ‘Modern Age’?: Modern Age is a limited format that is a relative standard for HeroClix, especially for competitive play. This tournament is limited to DC Comics sets, so the sets that are available for players to use are:

-Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (and it’s Fast Forces set)
-World’s Finest (and it’s Fast Forces set)
-Superman / Wonder Woman
-Justice League: Trinity War (and it’s Fast Forces set)
-The Flash (and it’s Fast Forces set)
-The figures from the Justice League Strategy Game(Which come with Heroclix dials)
-War of Light (including it’s Scenario pack and Power Battery releases)
-Superman and the Legion of Superheroes (and it’s Fast Forces set)
-Batman: Arkham Origins
-Batman Classic TV Series (Batman ’66) (including the ’66 Batmobile)
-The Heroclix dials from the Batman: Gotham City strategy game.

Refer to this event on our Events Calendar to see Convention exclusive figures that are available for use in Modern Age play.

How are the prizes distributed?: For standard Constructed play, we usually issue a prize for 1st place, 2nd place, and Fellowship. Fellowship is a sportsmanship prize, and can be awarded to someone who the judge feels carried themselves in an exemplary fashion in demeanor during the event. Usually, if everyone qualifies for the Fellowship prize, this is awarded via roll-off.

Read the rulebook to find out how to play…
http://heroclix.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/2014-HeroClix-Core-Rulebook.pdf

 

 

BOARD GAME MEETUP
BOARD GAME MEETUP
Saturday, April 23rd from 5pm to 9pm

Do you enjoy Board games? Got a fantastic new game and no one at home to play it with? Well, bring it on down to our Emerald City Board Game Meet-Ups!

No purchase necessary to come down and have fun! The festivities start at 5pm. Even if you don’t have your own games to play, fear not — we have a wide variety of free-to-play demonstration copies for anyone to use in our game room!

Drink and snack purchases are available!

Our Board Game Meet-ups are open to all — players under age 13 are welcome with an adult.

 

 

X-WING MEETUP
STAR WARS X-WING MINIATURES GAME NIGHT
Thursday, April 28th from 6pm to 9pm
and every other Thursday

Emerald City is proud to present an evening for casual game play of the popular and exciting Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game!

We will have a staff member on hand to teach this game, and to get people involved in playing duels with other participants. We have several 3×3′ gaming areas and four 2×2′ demo tables to play on for quicker games.

What IS the Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game?

For more information, rules and how to play video:
https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/products/x-wing

“Control the most advanced starfighters and outstanding pilots in the galaxy! In the X-Wing Miniatures Game, you take the role of squad leader and command a group of merciless Imperial or daring Rebel pilots in furious ship-to-ship space combat.

Featuring stunningly detailed and painted miniatures, X-Wing recreates exciting Star Wars space battles from small engagements of only a couple of craft to large conflicts where multiple squadrons clash. Select and equip your ships, pick your crew, plan your attack, and complete your mission!”

 

 

HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT MEETUP
MARVEL HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT: UNCANNY X-MEN PRE-RELEASE
Friday, April 29th from 6:30pm to 9pm

Players will have an opportunity to get a sneak peek at the figures from the Marvel HeroClix: Uncanny X-Men set before official world-wide release!

The Marvel HeroClix: Uncanny X-Men set features three major sub-themes of the All-New X-Men, the Marauders, Freedom Force and much more!

Entry Fee: $16 per person — each participant receives one 5-figure booster pack of Marvel HeroClix: Uncanny X-Men.

NEW PLAYERS! If the following tournament details seem daunting to you, feel free to come and play at a “beginner’s table,” where one of our EC Team Members can get you started playing a non-tournament “casual” game with other new players!

Style: Sealed Swiss
Force Construction: DRAFT

Drafting Instructions: Players open their boosters and draft a team of 5 figures from the boosters — for the purpose of drafting, seat all players in groups of 4. Each player choose one figure out of their first booster and each booster passed to them until all players have drafted a team of 5 figures. Players play all 5 figures as their team.

Action Limit: The action limit for the tournament is 1 action per 100 points of drafted team with the lowest team build total.
EXAMPLES:
If the player with the lowest team build total has a 275 point team, the tournament is run as 2 actions per player.
If a player with the lowest team build total has a 315 point team, the tournament is run as 3 actions per player.

Prizes:
Players keep the 5 figures from the Marvel HeroClix: Uncanny X-Men set that they drafted for their team.

Players also have a chance to win one Limited Edition (LE) Marvel HeroClix: Uncanny X-Men Map or a Limited Edition (LE) Prize Figure.

For more information:
http://wizkids.com/heroclix/marvel-heroclix-uncanny-x-men/

To sign up, please visit:
http://win.wizkids.com/event.php?EVENT_ID=160681

 

 

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INTERNATIONAL TABLETOP DAY
Saturday, April 30th from 11am to 9pm

This is a celebration of all things TABLETOP!

All day long, games will be 10% off! This includes board games, trading card games, miniatures games, role-playing games, and any supplies in our games category such as paints and dice!

Join us for an all-day event of tabletop gaming. All are welcome to come and play. We look forward to seeing our gaming community come together to support this event, and to see anyone who has ever wanted to “roll dice” come visit and learn to play!

Check out this great promotional video, made by our friends at Gamers on the Edge!
https://youtu.be/03lGfO7MqvA

 

 

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ECBC! Emerald City Book Club
Tuesday, May 3rd from 7pm to 8pm

ECBC meets the FIRST TUESDAY of the month from 7-8pm to discuss the featured book.

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

The featured book for this meeting is SAGA volume 1, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples. SAGA is an epic space opera/fantasy comic book series created by writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Fiona Staples, published monthly by Image Comics. The series is heavily influenced by Star Wars, and based on ideas Vaughan conceived both as a child and as a parent. It depicts two lovers from long-warring extraterrestrial races, Alana and Marko, fleeing authorities from both sides of a galactic war as they struggle to care for their newborn daughter, Hazel, who occasionally narrates the series.

The featured book for next meeting will be announced at the end of the current meeting.

 

 

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

 

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/ECComicsFL

 

(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!

http://emeraldcitycomics.com/new-releases

 

Featured Comic Books:

 

BLACK ROAD 1
BLACK ROAD #1 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Brian Wood (A/CA) Garry Brown
Meet Magnus the Black, neither clean nor sober, neither Christian nor Pagan, but a man true to his word. When a ranking official under his care is brutally murdered, he’s prepared to hunt the killers to the frozen tip of Norway, religious war be damned.
Northlanders creator BRIAN WOOD returns to the Viking genre along with artist GARRY BROWN (The Massive, Catwoman) and DAVE McCAIG (Batman, American Vampire) in this all-new series.

 

GWENPOOL 1
GWENPOOL #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Christopher Hastings (A) Gurihiru, Danillo Beyruth (CA) Gurihiru
2015’s overnight internet sensation takes center stage in her own ongoing series! Gwen Poole used to be a comic book reader just like you…until she woke up in a world where the characters she read about seemed to be real! But they can’t be, right? This must all be fake, or a dream or something, right? And you know what that means…NO CONSEQUENCES! Could Gwenpool truly be Marvel’s least responsible and least role-modely character to date? She can if she tries!
Rated T

 

HARLEY QUINN AND HER GANG OF HARLEYS 1
HARLEY QUINN AND HER GANG OF HARLEYS #1 (OF 6)
DC COMICS
(W) Frank Tieri, Jimmy Palmiotti (A) Mauricet (CA) Amanda Conner
Straight from the pages of HARLEY QUINN comes the story of her strange new army of assistants, the Gang of Harleys! In this new miniseries, they’ve been on the job for just a few months, and the Gang is ready to stand up and show what they can do without Harley…and they just might have to, because Harley’s been kidnapped! The Gang’s homes, their loved ones-they’re all in danger from a strange new villain with a very personal grudge against Harley!

 

MOON KNIGHT 1
MOON KNIGHT #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Greg Smallwood
THE BOOK YOU’D BE INSANE TO MISS!
Marc Spector (a.k.a. Moon Knight/Jake Lockley/Steven Grant) has been fighting criminals and keeping New York City safe for years… or has he? When he wakes up in an insane asylum with no powers and a lifetime’s worth of medical records, his whole identity (indentities) are called into question. Something is wrong, but is that something Marc Spector himself? Jeff Lemire (EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN) and rising star Greg Smallwood are calling everything you know about Moon Knight into question.
Rated T+

 

STAR WARS SPECIAL C-3PO 1
STAR WARS SPECIAL C-3PO #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) James Robinson (A/CA) Tony Harris
• Follow everyone’s favorite protocol droid as he Journeys to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, in this special one-shot leading up to his appearance in the film! Just how did Threepio get a red arm, anyway? Find out here as the blockbuster creative team of James Robinson and Tony Harris of DC’s Starman reunite for the first time in nearly two decades!
•  You may be fluent in over six million forms of communication…but this book is a must have in any language!
One-Shot/Rated T+

 

XENA WARRIOR PRINCESS 1
XENA WARRIOR PRINCESS #1
D. E.
(W) Genevieve Valentine (A) Ariel Medel (CA) Greg Land, Jenny Frison
After the Twilight of the Gods, the world is precariously uncertain – and Xena and Gabrielle have been missing from it for twenty-five years. Even without Livia, the power of Rome is growing: Caesar is determined to conquer by lies what he can’t conquer by force, and the people at its edges know what’s coming. (All roads lead to Rome, and Rome is hunting.) Xena and Gabrielle scramble to stop him before they have to wage war against a man they once called a friend. But along the way, Xena will have to confront her past against a rogue band of women warriors, and Gabrielle, whose secret visions are becoming prophecy, will have to protect Xena – at any cost.

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

BLOOD STAIN TP VOL 01
BLOOD STAIN TP VOL 01 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W/A/CA) Linda Sejic
Mad science at its finest. Chemistry major, Elliot Torres has been unable to keep a steady job and eventually accepts a job by a rumored mad scientist Dr. Vlad Stein. Humorous hijinks ensue as their collaboration becomes epic.

 

HARROW COUNTY TP VOL 02
HARROW COUNTY TP VOL 02 TWICE TOLD
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Tyler Crook
After uncovering Harrow County’s twisted history and her bizarre connection to its populace, Emmy forges a profound new relationship with the land and its creatures-but a familiar and sinister presence lurking just over the county lines seeks to wreak havoc on Emmy’s new harmony. Collects Harrow County #5-#8.
“Genuinely creepy, fun, and suspenseful.”-Jason Latour (Southern Bastards)

 

MARVELS CAPTAIN AMERICA TP CIVIL WAR PRELUDE
MARVELS CAPTAIN AMERICA TP CIVIL WAR PRELUDE
MARVEL COMICS
(W/A) Various (CA) TBD
Follow the road to Marvel’s CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR with official adaptations of the smash-hit films IRON MAN 3 and CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER! When the Mandarin launches a series of deadly terror attacks on America, Iron Man must take action! But can Tony Stark handle the pressure when he has his own demons to face? And when Captain America encounters an assassin called the Winter Soldier, he joins with Black Widow and Falcon to uncover a deep-seated conspiracy in their very midst! It’s spy versus spy as the fate of the country hangs in the balance! Plus: A single misstep ignites the fuse and pits hero against hero in the opening chapter of the comic-book story that inspired the film! Collecting MARVEL’S CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR PRELUDE #1-4 and INFINITE COMIC #1, and CIVIL WAR (2006) #1.
Rated T+

 

RAT QUEENS TP VOL 03
RAT QUEENS TP VOL 03 DEMONS (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Kurtis J. Wiebe (A/CA) Tess Fowler
Having survived the end of the world, the Queens follow Hannah back to where it all began: Mage University. A long perilous journey awaits the Rat Queens as they attempt to find out what happened to Hannah’s father while battling their own demons.
Collects RAT QUEENS #11-15

 

 

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“Justin’s Jabber” — Back Issues
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BWA-HA-HA-HA-HA! That’s right! MORE Harley Quinn comics! ALL of the Harley Quinn comics!!! When will the non-stop torrent of Harley Quinn back issues end! NEVER! NEVER I TELL YOU!! BWA-HA-HA-HA-HA! NEVER —

…or at least not until the Suicide Squad movie comes out.

 

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New Suicide Squad #1, Very Fine Plus (8.5) condition, $30.

 

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Gotham City Sirens #1, Very Fine Plus (8.5) condition, $30.

 

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Death of Wolverine #1-4, full set, $40.
How do you kill a dude with an adamantium skeleton?

(Spoiler alert)
Apparently more adamantium.

 

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X-Factor #6, first appearance of Apocalypse, Fine Plus (6.5) condition, $30.
When will the non-stop torrent of Apocalypse back issues end! NEVER! NEVER I TELL YOU!!
BWA-HA-HA-HA-HA! NEVER —

…or at least not until the new X-men movie comes out.

 

Via Con Comics!

 

(Please note that the digital samples above are for clear image references only, and are NOT the actual books being offered for sale.)

 

 

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MUNCHKIN: MARVEL UNIVERSE
Prepare for Battle! Unleash your Superpowers with Munchkin Marvel Edition, an all-new Munchkin game that fuses the classic card game fun of monster-slaying and roleplaying with the most iconic characters from the Marvel universe. Created under license from Steve Jackson Games and in conjunction with Marvel, Munchkin Marvel Edition features new monsters (villains), allies (heroes), and custom S.H.I.E.L.D. Identification Cards. This boxed set comes complete with six oversized S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent role cards, 168 Cards (including Door cards and Treasure cards), six level trackers, a custom die, and game rules.

 

 

Onitama
ONITAMA
Carved into the crags of the mist-shrouded mountains of ancient Japan lies the ancient shrine of Onitama. Masters of the Arts journey there with their most promising disciples to prove their superiority in battle. Part of the Dice Tower Essential line, Onitama is an elegant, abstract strategy game which captures the flavor of martial arts. In this game of elegance and simplicity, two players compete in 10-15 minute matches. With endless re-playability, players can be engaged for hours! Will you hazard the journey and meet within Onitama’s hallowed walls to prove your superiority?

 

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CARTOON NETWORK CROSSOVER CRISIS DBG
What kind of craziness ensues when cartoon worlds collide? Cartoon Network`s baddest adversaries are loose and it`s up to you to stop them! Play as your favorite heroes from Cartoon Network`s past and present hit shows, including Adventure Time, The Amazing World of Gumball, Clarence, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Dexters Laboratory, Johnny Bravo, Regular Show, Samurai Jack, and Steven Universe, to take them down!

 

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POKEMON TCG: ASH-GRENINJA EX BOX
Ash-Greninja Strikes Silently! It’s time to add a little ninja style to your Pokemon battling – and Ash-Greninja is just the Ninja Pokemon to do it! The Ash-Greninja-EX Box for the Pokemon Trading Card Game includes a never-before-seen foil promo card featuring Ash-Greninja-EX, four Pokemon TCG booster packs, an oversize card featuring Ash-Greninja-EX, and a code card for the Pokemon Trading Card Game Online.

 

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TALISMAN: THE CATACLYSM
Decades ago an apocalypse devastated the realm. Now, at last, new life is evolving amid the chaos and wreckage. This is a time of possibility and heroism. A new age dawns in the wake of The Cataclysm! The post-apocalyptic realm of Talisman is brought to life on a new center board, while a Denizens deck re-populates the land and a Remnants deck scatters traces of former civilization everywhere. Plus, five more characters now seek the Crown of Command and four alternative endings shape your quests in this ever-changing world.

 

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TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES HEROCLIX
The first TMNT set includes the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles HeroClix: Mouser Mayhem! Starter Set, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles HeroClix Gravity Feed. While the Mouser Mayhem! Starter Set will be a great way for new players to jump into HeroClix, the Gravity Feed will be a great way for veterans to add some Turtle Power to their forces.
Featuring 35 fan favorite characters from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles universe, the Gravity Feed provides plenty of thematic force building options. Whether you want to play as the Turtles and their allies or Shredder and the Foot Clan, this release has you covered. Casey Jones, April O’Neil and Baxter Stockman can also be found in the Gravity Feed, along with many other iconic characters. The set also covers the different incarnations of the Turtles during their 32-year history, with sculpts based on both the comics and animated series, so it is sure to please fans, both new and old. You can even create your own crossover games, pitting the different Turtles across time against Krang, maybe with a little help from Renet Tilley! Lucky customers buying packs may come across special black and white “sketch variants” of the four Turtles as chase figures in the set— harkening back to the Turtle’s  original appearance in Mirage comics. With so much Turtle lore packed into one box, we’re sure both HeroClix and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fans will love this release!
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles HeroClix: Mouser Mayhem Starter Set features fan-favorite characters from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with all-new dials and a double-sided HeroClix map.

 

 

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Toys / Collectibles
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HOT TOYS VISION
One of the biggest highlights of the record-breaking film Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, is the introduction of the new characters! Originally planned to be the perfect “evolution” for Ultron, the Avengers were able to retreive the android, Vision, and make him a valuable ally for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes to stop Ultron from eradicating mankind!
Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are excited to present the humanoid hero that many fans have been waiting for – the Vision Sixth Scale Collectible Figure!
The movie-accurate Vision Collectible Figure is specially crafted based on his image in Avengers: Age of Ultron. It features a newly developed head sculpt with detailed texture and Mind Stone, specially tailored costume and cape, Thor’s hammer, Mjölnir, and a specially designed figure stand.

 

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HOT TOYS QUICKSILVER
In Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, Pietro Maximoff a.k.a Quicksilver has undergone experiments by HYDRA to obtain superpowers with increased metabolism and improved homeostasis. When the Maximoff twins learned of Ultron’s plan to cause human extinction, they join the Avengers to stop this terrible fate from happening. Many people have been longing for this fast-running newcomer and now Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are officially introducing this new sixth scale collectible figure for fans to complete their Avengers: Age of Ultron team.
The movie-accurate Quicksilver Collectible Figure is specially crafted based on the image of Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver in Avengers: Age of Ultron. It features a newly developed head sculpt with detailed hair sculpture, a specially tailored costume, and an Avengers: Age of Ultron themed figure stand.

 

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DBZ SUPER SAIYAN TRUNKS S.H.FIGUARTS AF PREMIUM COLOR VER
TAMASHII NATIONS
From Tamashii Nations. Trunks is making a comeback to S.H.Figuarts in a high quality paint that you haven’t seen! In the Premium Color Edition, Trunks’s coloring is applied with the ultimate care, bringing out details that couldn’t be recreated before. Trunks comes with interchangeable hair parts for changing from normal to Super Saiyan Trunks. All together, Trunks comes with 8 interchangeable hands, interchangeable face parts (1 normal, 3 Super Saiyan), and 2 swords.

 

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