MARVEL COMICS GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE!


Saturday, February 22nd at 11am

Celebrating the release of an all-new WOLVERINE #1 on Wednesday 2/19/20! This is the first ongoing Wolverine series since October 2014, when the previous series concluded, leading into the “Death of Wolverine” miniseries!

FREE randomly-chosen recent Marvel Comics #1 issue for the first 100 Guests!

Our younger Guests will receive a FREE all-ages reprint of a classic Marvel comic!

FREE all-day raffle* to win 1 copy each of ALL EIGHTEEN COMICS!

WOLVERINE #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Ben Percy (A) Adam Kubert, Viktor Bogdanovic (CA) Adam Kubert
THE BEST IS BACK!
Wolverine been through a lot. He’s been a loner. He’s been a killer. He’s been a hero. He’s been an Avenger. He’s been to hell and back. Now, as the nation of Krakoa brings together all Mutantkind, he can finally be … happy? With his family all together and safe, Wolverine has everything he ever wanted … and everything to lose. Writer Benjamin Percy (X-FORCE, WOLVERINE: THE LONG NIGHT) and legendary artist Adam Kubert (X-MEN, AVENGERS) bring the best there is to his new home! PLUS: The return of OMEGA RED!

* One entry per person, please. No purchase necessary to enter! Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number or email given on the entry ballot. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible. All winners must collect their prizes within 2 weeks of the drawing date. EC reserves the right to alter / substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur.

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 2/21/20

Boy I’ll tell ya, I sure would be up for a really awesome Silver Surfer video game.

Surfer has only ever had his own video game one time, and it was on the old NES – and it SUCKS!

It’s way too hard and super un-fun to play.

Consider this week’s post a plea to Marvel and the video game industry at large: Silver Surfer video game – make it happen people!
Please and thank you in advance.

 

Silver Surfer #1, CGC 8.0 (Very Fine), $1,795.

 

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New Games! 2/21/2020

CLINIC: DELUXE EDITION

Your Town Center is flourishing, but as the city grows, the need for emergency medical care grows with it. Fortunately, you and your business partners have the wherewithal to build a clinic to help those in need of more than first aid. You quickly get a pre-admissions facility built to help process and route the different cases into the appropriate queues. Unfortunately, just before groundbreaking, your differing views of the ideal clinic cause a schism between you, and you go your separate ways, with patients already lining up in pre-admissions. Each of you decides to build the clinic of your dreams, trying to hire doctors, nurses, and maintenance staff, and build new modules, specialized services, and even parking, in order to meet the needs of the patients ailing in pre-admissions.

This is your Clinic! Build it however you like to give patients the care they need, so you can make your Clinic the most popular one in town!

 

 


HALL OF THE MOUNTAIN KING

Play as trolls rebuilding your abandoned kingdom under the mountain in In the Hall of the Mountain King. With muscle and magic, you’ll unearth riches, dig out collapsed tunnels, and carve out great halls as you raise the toppled statues of your ancestors to their places of honor at the heart of the mountain. Gameplay is driven by the innovative cascading production system. Timing and tactics are key as you work to restore your home to its former glory and win the crown!

Working on the same game board with the other players (but beginning at your own entrance), you’ll dig a competing network of tunnels by spending increasingly valuable materials to lay polyomino tiles onto the map. You want to extend your tunnels to connect with buried gold and materials, with workshop locations that can transform resources, and especially with toppled statues. Statues are key to scoring, and you’ll spend carts to move them through the tunnels to prime scoring locations near the heart of the mountain.

A major aspect of the game is the cascading production. You begin with a line of four trolls, and every troll shows the combination of resources — gold, stone, iron, marble, carts, runes, and hammers — that it produces. When a new troll is hired, place it above two other trolls, forming a “pyramid”. The new troll activates, gaining its resources, and any trolls beneath it ALSO activate, gaining any resources that they have room to carry. In this way as you hire more trolls, you gain bigger and bigger windfalls of resources as the end of the game nears. The timing of your hiring turns versus your building turns is important as you try to maximize your cascades while making sure you get the trolls you want from the shared market and also stay competitive on the map.

The game ends shortly after the last player hires their sixth troll, then the player with the most honor (earned for digging tunnels of increasing quality, for excavating great halls, and for moving statues closer to the heart of the mountain, especially onto matching pedestals) is crowned the Mountain King and wins!

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New Comics & Books for 2/19/2020!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

Featured Comics:

WOLVERINE #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Ben Percy (A) Adam Kubert, Viktor Bogdanovic (CA) Adam Kubert
THE BEST IS BACK!
Wolverine been through a lot. He’s been a loner. He’s been a killer. He’s been a hero. He’s been an Avenger. He’s been to hell and back. Now, as the nation of Krakoa brings together all Mutantkind, he can finally be… happy? With his family all together and safe, Wolverine has everything he ever wanted… and everything to lose. Writer Benjamin Percy (X-FORCE, WOLVERINE: THE LONG NIGHT) and legendary artist Adam Kubert (X-MEN, AVENGERS) bring the best there is to his new home! PLUS: The return of OMEGA RED!

 

BATMAN #89
DC COMICS
(W) James TynionIV (A) Guillem March (CA) Tony S. Daniel
Batman must stop Deathstroke from killing the mayor of Gotham City! But to do so he has to figure out who ordered the hit in the first place. If his four main suspects aren’t ‘fessing up to the crime, then is there someone even more sinister lurking in the shadows waiting to deliver the coup de grâce? Whoever it is, one victim will fall under their attack!

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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 2/14/20

Well I hope you folks weren’t expecting some sort of Valentine’s themed post from me today in honor of the holiday.

The reasons for this decision are variegated, but the primary factor would have to be a distinct lack of key issues featuring romantic imagery in our recently arrived inventory.

I’m sure that if I did a little research I could come up with four different key issues featuring some romantic artwork on the cover, but I’m just going to go with some cool non-Valentine’s related comics. Sound good?

Happy Valentine’s Day by the way!

 

Young Avengers #1, first appearance of Kate Bishop, Eli Bradley, Iron Lad, Wiccan, & Hulkling, Near Mint Minus (9.2), $100.

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New Games! 2/14/2020

VIDEO VORTEX

Video Vortex is a competitive deck-building game for 2-4 players set in a radioactive future Earth inhabited by video-obsessed mutants. Each genre-worshiping character must strategically employ their individual mutant powers while battling opponents and navigating game effects in an attempt to seize control of the wasteland.

On their respective turns, players will spend energy to play special cards, power their deck with rentals from the local video store, and eject chosen cards from play to weaken foes. Runtime, the measure of mutant health, is limited and unique to each character. By advancing an opponent’s runtime beyond their limit through Lo-Fi and Hi-Fi attacks, mutants collect “Be Kind” tokens as trophies representative of their conquest. Once three distinctive trophies have been collected, victory is declared by the reigning champion.

 

 


TRIAL BY TROLLEY

In Trial by Trolley, one player acts as the Trolley Operator and must choose where to send a murderous, out of control, trolley. Every other player at the table plays cards and argues in order to convince the operator to spare their lives and condemn everyone on the other track to a gruesome death-by-trolley.

Each round, one player will act as the trolley conductor. This person will be the judge, and will choose which track the trolley will murder.

Each other player is divided evenly among teams, and each player(s) will have a role for the round.

To begin, one player will draw 3 angelic tracks, choose one to play to the table, and then randomly reveal a 2nd angelic track from the deck to add to the track. Another player will draw 3 demonic tracks, and choose to add one to the opposing teams track, attempting to sabotage them, and spare their own tracks. Finally, player(s) will draw track modifiers to place on any track card on the table. They can play on their own tracks, to sway the judge, or they may play on their opponents, to further sway the judge into murdering their opponent’s track.

The judge will ponder this conundrum, and eventually decide to murder one track. The track that was spared is the winner for the round!

Play continues for a number of rounds pre-determined by the number of players at the table.

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New Comics & Books for 02/12/2020!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

Featured Comics:

HARLEY QUINN & BIRDS OF PREY #1
DC COMICS
(W) Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti (A/CA) Amanda Conner
DC Black Label Prestige Plus 8.5″ x 10.875″
The creative team that transformed Harley Quinn forever returns to shake up her world once more-and this time, the gloves are off! Harley Quinn has avoided Gotham City ever since she broke up with The Joker and found a home, and a kind of family, in Coney Island. But when she gets an offer she can’t refuse, she has no choice but to slip back into the city as quietly as she can, hoping to be gone before anyone – especially her ex – learns she’s been there. But for Harley, “as quietly as she can” is plenty loud… and before she can say “Holee bounty hunters, Batman,” The Joker’s sicced every super-villain in the city on her pretty ombré head-and the only team tough enough (or crazy enough) to come to her defense is the Birds of Prey! The foul-mouthed, no-holds-barred sequel to one of DC’s raciest runs is here! Get on board early, before we come to our senses!

 

GWEN STACY #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Christos N. Gage (A) Todd Nauck (CA) Adam Hughes
The First of Gwen Stacy’s AMAZING Adventures!
Gwen and Peter may not have met until AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #31, but that doesn’t mean Gwen’s life began on that page. Learn the never-before told origin of Gwen Stacy, top of her class, daughter of the Police Captain and, as her friend Harry Osborn calls her, “The Beauty Queen of Standard High.” But she’s way more that you even know! Gwen’s got a science brain, a nose for trouble and a no-quit attitude that always gets her in trouble. In the early Marvel Universe, that’s a recipe for disaster. Don’t miss Gwen, Captain Stacy, Harry and Norman Osborn, Crimemaster, Wilson Fisk, Jean DeWolff, Yuri Wantanabe and even Spider-Man!

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GARAGE SALE!


Saturday, March 7th from 11am to 6pm
(store remains open until 8pm)

It’s time once again for an EC favorite! Our Garage Sale is back, and we’ve got lots of new additions for you to pick up, at prices that are sure to make you smile! Shop our displays of DEEP, DEEP DISCOUNTS on…

  • BACK ISSUE COMICS!
  • BOOKS!
  • TOYS!
  • GAMES!
  • COLLECTIBLES & MORE!

Tables will be filled with lots of collectables, fan favorites, storage-held merchandise, and overstock items at our lowest prices ever!

Now is the perfect time to get those items you may have missed, finish your collections, or find new treasures for your next obsession!

GET $1 OFF TARTARUS#1 DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF RELEASE!


Offer valid from February 12th through the 18th!
(Price will be automatically reduced at the register; does not combine with any other discounts)

TARTARUS #1
Image Comics
Written by Johnnie Christmas
Illustrated by Jack Cole
$5.99 – ONLY $4.99 DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF RELEASE!
SERIES PREMIERE! A new adventure series with all the sci-fi drama of Breaking Bad set in Mos Eisley! Promising young cadet Tilde is framed for crimes against the empire after discovering her mother was the ruthless warlord of the deadly colony Tartarus, a vital player in the galactic war. Now, Tilde’s only way home may be to reclaim her mother’s dark crown. #1 New York Times bestseller JOHNNIE CHRISTMAS (Alien 3) and artistic phenom JACK T. COLE (The Unsound) kick off this ongoing series with 44 big pages of story!

Why It’s Cool:
“Tartarus is one of those rare comics that just hums along perfectly, full of wild sci-fi ideas and characters that leap off the page fully realized. This oversized first issue does an excellent job of setting up the world of Tartarus, the characters and their conflicts, and the whole thing is beautifully captured by Jack Cole’s euro inspired style.  Pulling from a ton of other science fiction, yet uniquely it’s own thing, in Tartarus’ dense pages you’ll pick up elements of Star Wars and Akira, along with some Blade Runner and Moebius influence. Issue #2 can’t come soon enough.”
-Edward Uvanni, Comics Omnivore Director

Q&A with Johnnie Christmas:

Tell us a little bit about Tartarus. How did everything come together?

Johnnie Christmas: Back in 2015 I was turning over this seed of an idea, about an intergalactic warlord and her kid. And what would happen when an empire (who also employs the kid) finds out who she really is.
I was also thinking of working with another artist on the idea instead of drawing it myself. When I met Jack and saw his amazing art, I knew he was the perfect person to collaborate with.

What are you reading/watching/listening to as inspiration for this work?

JC: Star Wars trilogy is an obvious influence. But also Akira and Blade Runner are huge for us, the grungy run down feel of those worlds. Also reading lots of mythology, the Odyssey, even some ancient Mesopotamian stuff. Though our world is firmly rooted in sci-fi, mythology has been helpful as a framework, to lend an epic, mythic feel to our story.
As for music, while writing, I was listening to a lot of movie soundtracks and Classical. Dvorak’s New World symphony is a fave. While not writing, I was heavily into trap music at the time. Now that I think of it, I was also going through a Spanish Indie Pop period too, lots of Carla Morrison.

When you started this project who did you have in mind as an audience for this, and did it change by the time you finished?

JC: I always have my comic book, sci-fi loving friends in mind. That person in the shop on Wednesday talking excitedly about what comic they’re reading. Because depending on the Wednesday, I’m sometimes that guy. I like to know what people are reading and why, what’s capturing their imaginations, what’s tapping some area of interest in a new way. Or what’s just plain entertaining. That’s who I have in mind and it hasn’t changed.

Can you give us an idea of what readers can look forward to in this series, maybe a little down the line?

JC: Things get tougher and more interesting for Tilde and her friends as they go along. They learn that things aren’t exactly as they seem and that to survive they may have to do things they aren’t proud of. To borrow a phrase, “Expect the unexpected”.

What’s great in comics right now that you’re currently reading?

JC: Deadly Class and Outer Darkness continue to impress every issue. Consistent quality. I’m Digging Protector and I loved Little Bird. The Meghex series makes me laugh and The Hobtown Mystery Stories series is really great

What are you currently working on?

JC: I’m writing an OGN that should be announced soon. It’s a horror/romance about a young woman  who sees ghosts when she has too much caffeine. Some of which are extremely dangerous. Love, hungry ghosts and a haunted Brazilian coffee plantation. More on that soon…

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 2/7/20

Eternals movie – coming in hot!

Principal photography has wrapped!
Cast photos all over the internet!

Black Widow movie!
Right around the corner! May 1st! Set the date!

MOVIES! COMICS! GET FIRED UP!!!

 

Eternals #1, first appearance of Ikaris and Deviants, Fine Minus (5.5), $60.

 

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New Games! 2/7/2020

THROW THROW BURRITO

The world’s first dodgeball card game. Collect cards. Play your hand. Throw things at your friends.

Throw Throw Burrito is what you get when you cross a card game with dodgeball. Try to collect matching sets of cards faster than your opponents while simultaneously ducking, dodging, and throwing squishy airborne burritos. The cards you collect earn points, but getting hit by flying burritos loses them. So clear some space and put away the antiques, because you’ve never played a card game quite like this before.

How it works: Place a pair of burritos on a table and draw cards. Keep your cards a secret. Rack up points by finding sets of three in the deck. Find matches before anyone else does. If someone plays Burrito Cards, a Battle ensues. Steal points from your opponents by hitting them with squishy toy burritos. Declare war on your friends. Some battles only involve a handful of players. Others force the entire table to engage in a Burrito War. Duel to determine the winner. During a Burrito Duel, two players must stand back to back, walk three paces, and FIRE.

 

 


ON A SCALE OF ONE TO T-REX

From the creators of Exploding Kittens and Wolfgang Warsch (The Mind) comes a brand new family-friendly party game for people who are bad at charades

-Perform ridiculous and hilarious actions at different intensities
-Win points by matching your intensity with another player
-Includes 139 cards and 58 tokens
-5 minutes to learn, 15 minutes to play, 2 – 8 players

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EC BOOK CLUB – MONSTRESS TP VOL 02: THE BLOOD!


Wednesday, March 4th from 6:30pm to 7:30pm

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

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

This month’s featured book is…

MONSTRESS TP VOL 02: THE BLOOD!
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Marjorie M. Liu (A/CA) Sana Takeda
The Eisner-nominated MONSTRESS is back!
Maika, Kippa, and Ren journey to Thyria in search of answers to her past … and discover a terrible new threat!

GET $1 OFF KING OF NOWHERE #1 DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF RELEASE!

Offer valid from March 4th through 10th!
(Price will be automatically reduced at the register; does not combine with any other discounts)

KING OF NOWHERE #1
BOOM! Studios
Story by Maxwell Prince
Art by Tyler Jenkins
$3.99 – only $2.99 during its first week of release!

  • Eisner Award-nominated writer W. Maxwell Prince (Ice Cream Man) comes to BOOM! Studios with Eisner-nominated artist Tyler Jenkins (Grass Kings, Black Badge) for an unforgettable thriller that explores the miraculous, the mundane, and all the mysteries in between.
  • Lovable drunken lowlife Denis awakens on the outskirts of a mysterious village called Nowhere, home to a friendly populace of deformed, mutated, just-left-of-normal citizens-and he has no memory of how he got there.
  • But just when Denis starts to regain his memories, his past catches up to him… literally.
    What at first seems like merely a bad trip quickly heightens into a drama of mistaken identities, small-town conspiracy, and high-stakes fantasy fulfillment.

Why It’s Cool:
“What’s the boundary between dreams and reality, and how little would it take, really, for us to confuse the two? King of Nowhere has a lot going on in its first issue and all of it is awesome: animal people, giant iguanas, fistfights with six armed men, you know the drill. W. Maxwell Prince and Tyler Jenkins have created a fascinating book that reminds me of the best of Jeff Lemire’s work as well as classic 90’s Vertigo comics. The real star of the show though is Hilary Jenkins gorgeous color work that swirls like watercolors and only add to the sumptuous, not quite real vibe. “Good Luck pal, say’s the deer in the jeep”, just before Denis stumbles into Nowhere, and based on the last few pages, something tells me he’s going to need it.”
-Edward Uvanni, Comics Omnivore Director

 

Q&A with W. Maxwell Prince & Tyler Jenkins:
https://comicsomnivore.com/kingofnowhere1

New Comics & Books for 2/5/2020!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

 

Featured Comics:

STAR WARS DARTH VADER #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Greg Pak (A) Raffaele Ienco (CA) In-Hyuk Lee
“JOIN ME, AND TOGETHER, WE CAN RULE THE GALAXY AS FATHER AND SON!”
THE TRAGEDY OF DARTH VADER CONTINUES!
In the shattering climax of The Empire Strikes Back, Darth Vader infamously reveals his true relationship to Luke Skywalker and invites his son to rule the galaxy at his side. But Luke refuses — plunging into the abyss beneath Cloud City rather than turn to the Dark Side. We all remember Luke’s utter horror in this life-altering moment. But what about Vader? In this new epic chapter in the Darth Vader saga, the dark lord grapples with Luke’s unthinkable refusal and embarks on a bloody mission of rage-filled revenge against everything and everyone who had a hand in hiding and corrupting his only son. But even as he uncovers the secrets of Luke’s origins, Vader must face shocking new challenges from his own dark past.
Writer Greg Pak and artist Raffaele Ienco unleash Darth Vader on his dark quest of vengeance and discovery this February! With covers by InHyuk Lee!

 

JOKER HARLEY CRIMINAL SANITY #3
DC COMICS
(W) Kami Garcia (A) Mico Suayan, Jason Badower (CA) Francesco Mattina
DC Black Label Prestige Plus 8.5″ x 10.875″
Harley Quinn follows the evidence-and it leads her to a dangerous conclusion: she might know the true identity of the serial killer she’s hunting. But as Harley digs deeper into The Joker’s past, he is watching her…and leaving a trail of bodies in his wake. Gotham City has never needed a hero more!

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Recommendations for New Books & Comics expected APRIL 2020!

Here are the comics and graphic novels that caught our attention in this month’s Previews!

To ensure that you get these books when they arrive, please call the store at 727-398-2665, or email our Books & New Comics Merchant at comics@emeraldcitycomics.com, to add these books, comics, and/or series to your in-store subscription!

Don’t have a subscription? It’s easy – sign up for at least three monthly comic book series, and stop by at least once a month to purchase them! Fill out a subscription form next time you’re at EC!

From the Previews Catalog #377, FEBRUARY 2020 (for books arriving mainly in APRIL 2020)…

 

ADVENTUREMAN #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Matt Fraction (A/CA) Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson
SERIES PREMIERE! A CATACLYSMIC ADVENTURE DECADES IN THE MAKING!
In this WILDLY AFFORDABLE TRIPLE-LENGTH FIRST ISSUE, revisit how the legend of the greatest pulp hero of them all, ADVENTUREMAN, ended in a heartbreaking CLIFFHANGER with our hero facing execution at the vile hand of his ultra-nemesis BARON BIZARRE on the eve of the MACABRAPOCALYPSE…or did it?!? Eighty years after his apparent demise, single mother Claire and her Adventurefan son Tommy seem to be the only two people alive that remember the thrilling ADVENTUREMAN sagas…but from that memory burns THE SPARK OF RESURRECTION! WHERE HIS STORY ENDED…HER STORY BEGINS! This sense-obliterating, earth-shaking, imagination-quaking adventure that spans generations comes to you from MATT FRACTION (SEX CRIMINALS, Hawkeye) and TERRY & RACHEL DODSON (X-Men/Fantastic Four, RED ONE)!

 

 

FIRE POWER BY KIRKMAN & SAMNEE TP VOL 01 PRELUDE
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Robert Kirkman (A/CA) Chris Samnee, Matthew Wilson
SERIES PREMIERE! ALL-NEW series created by ROBERT KIRKMAN (THE WALKING DEAD, INVINCIBLE, OBLIVION SONG) and Chris Samnee (Daredevil)! Owen Johnson’s journey to China to learn about his birth parents eventually leads him to a mysterious Shaolin Temple. The students there study to rediscover the Fire Power, the lost art of throwing fireballs. A power they claim will be needed soon to save the world. Will Owen Johnson be the first person in a thousand years to wield the FIRE POWER?

 

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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 1/31/20

Boy, do we have some beauties for you this week!

Some fresh catches here and they are some WHOPPERS!

Record breaking, have-them-mounted-and-put-on-the-wall-type fish here, folks!

 

 

Walking Dead #1, first appearance of Rick Grimes, Very Fine/Near Mint (9.0), $900.

 

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GAMING IN FEBRUARY 2020!

Every Wednesday EC and All Things Nerdy host “EC Game Night” where you can Learn & Play a featured game from 6-7pm, then stay for Open Play of that game from 7-8pm — or any of our gaming demos of your choice!

Saturdays’ “EC Game Day” events with All Things Nerdy run from Noon-2pm, and you can learn while you play!

 

2/1 – ABYSS

The Abyss power is once again vacant, so the time has come to get your hands on the throne and its privileges. Use all of your cunning to win or buy votes in the Council. Recruit the most influential Lords and abuse their powers to take control of the most strategic territories. Finally, impose yourself as the only one able to rule the Abyssal people!

Abyss is a game of development, combination and collection in which players try to take control of strategic locations in an underwater city. To achieve this, players must develop on three levels: first by collecting allies, then using them to recruit Lords of the Abyss, who will then grant access to different parts of the city. Players acquire cards through a draft of sorts, and the Lords of the Abyss acquired on those cards grant special powers to the cardholder — but once you use the cards to acquire a location, that power is shut off, so players need to time their land grabs well in order to put themselves in the best position for when the game ends.

 

 


2/5 – ONITAMA

Onitama is a two-player, perfect information abstract game with a random starting set-up. On a 5×5 board, both players start with five pawns on their side, with the main pawn in the middle.

Each player has two open cards that each display a possible move for any of his pieces. There is a fifth card that cannot be used by either player. On a player’s turn, he chooses one of his cards, moves one of his pieces according to the chosen card, then replaces the card he used with the fifth card. The other player then chooses one of his cards, moves accordingly, and exchanges that card with this fifth card — which is, of course, the card the first player just used.

Moving onto one of the opponent’s pawns removes that pawn from the game. Taking the opponent’s main pawn, or moving your main pawn into your opponent’s main pawn’s starting space, wins you the game.

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New Toys & Collectibles for 1/29/2020!

NBX SELECT SERIES 7 FIGURE ASSORTMENT
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC

A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s that time of year again! The Nightmare Before Christmas is about to begin once more, and the hit action figure lines continues with three all-new figures, each with a piece of a larger diorama! Snowman Jack, Big Vampire and Skinny Vampire each come with pieces to build the Halloween Town guillotine environment, and Snowman Jack also includes parts to turn into an actual snowman! Each figure comes packaged in the display-ready Select packaging with side-panel art for shelf reference. Designed by Eamon O’Donoghue, sculpted by Cortes Studios!

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New Comics & Books for 1/29/2020!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

Featured Comics:

RAVENCROFT #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Frank Tieri (A) Angel Unzueta (CA) Kyle Hotz
RAVENCROFT REOPENED!
After the hellish horrors of ABSOLUTE CARNAGE, the Ravencroft Institute has received a much-needed facelift and is open for business with a new staff, including JOHN JAMESON, looking to atone for the part he played in ABSOLUTE CARNAGE. But will Ravencroft return the mentally unstable villains of the Marvel Universe to upstanding citizens and give John the redemption he’s looking for, or will they fall prey to the hospital’s seemingly sinister nature?

 

FRANKENSTEIN UNDONE #1
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Mike Mignola, Scott Allie (A/CA) Ben Stenbeck
Frankenstein’s creator lies dead in the icy grip of the Arctic, and the monster searches for a new purpose. Just as he thinks he’s found one with a group of unlikely companions, disaster strikes-and the monster is catapulted out of Mary Shelley’s novel and into the world of Hellboy.
Bridging Mary Shelley’s original Frankenstein novella and Mike Mignola’s Frankenstein Underground, this series brings together Mignola, Scott Allie, Ben Stenbeck, Brennan Wagner, and Clem Robins for an all-new horror adventure in the far north.

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GET $1 OFF FINGER GUNS #1 DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF RELEASE!


Offer valid from February 26th through March 3rd!
(Price will be automatically reduced at the register; does not combine with any other discounts)

FINGER GUNS #1
Vault Comics
Story by Justin Richards
Art by Val Halvorson
$3.99 – ONLY $2.99 DURING ITS FIRST WEEK OF RELEASE!
Two troubled teenagers discover they can manipulate emotions by firing finger guns. There will be laughs. There will be tears. There will be uncomfortable teen feelings and angst.
Oh yeah… and chaos.
So much chaos.

Why It’s Cool:
“Finger Guns is one of those stories that starts out with such a simple premise: what if you had the power to alter people’s moods by just shooting your finger at them? It’s a simple and iconic gesture that pretty much everyone, everywhere understands. The heart of the book though are the kids we meet who have these strange powers, Sadie and Wes. As the first issue goes on and we get to learn more about these two as people, and a little more about the powers they have, the book grows in its emotional depth and complexity. Just as the concept of “finger guns” is universal, so are the feelings and situations these kids are experiencing. We can all relate to feeling sad or lonely sometimes, of being thirteen and trying to grapple with the tough realities of the world, but then imagine throwing super powers into the mix! That’s Finger Guns.”
-Edward Uvanni, Comics Omnivore Director

Q&A with Justin Richards & Val Halvorson:
https://comicsomnivore.com/fingerguns1