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25% OFF so so much!!! Newsletter 9/19/14

There are multiple events in the next week or so that give you 25% off of something (or things!)!

And that’s not all — a number of these events are also giving you FREE STUFF, and the chance to win even more and bigger FREE STUFF!!!

Read on!

 

CAPTAIN AMERICA EVENT!
Saturday, September 20th, from 11 am to 9 pm

Now that you’ve watched your Captain America: The Winter Soldier video a few dozen times, why not immerse yourself even further by meeting Cap AND Black Widow LIVE, IN-PERSON?!?!? They’ll be here from Noon-4pm*!!!

PLUS, SAVE 25% on ALL Captain America TOYS, BOOKS, & BACK ISSUES — ALL DAY!!! (Vintage and New Comics are not included in the sale.) Black Widow, Falcon, Nick Fury, and all Captain America movie tie-in toys ARE included in the sale!

From 3-4PM, you can challenge Cap or Black Widow to a “Shield Toss Game” for a chance to WIN Captain America Back Issue comics and $5 EC Discount Coins!!!

Keep the fun and excitement of the Winter Soldier movie going strong all day Saturday at Emerald City!!!

*Scheduled to appear; subject to change without notice. Please contact Emerald City, or check EC’s Facebook page for updates.

 

 

25% OFF GRAPHIC NOVELS!!!

To continue the celebration of our 25th Birthday, Emerald City is offering yet another sales event:

MONDAY ONLY: SAVE 25% on ALL GRAPHIC NOVELS / TRADE PAPERBACKS!

Now is the time to start reading that series that everyone has been saying is so great, or to catch up on a personal favorite that you’ve fallen behind on.

This is just one surprise of MANY you’ll see throughout the month, so keep checking our Facebook page, our store signage, and the EC News Flyer for updates!!!

 

 

BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE!!!

To celebrate the debut of the new Fox series, Gotham, EC will get you in full-on Batman mode on Wednesday, Sept. 24th by giving the first 24 guests at 11am and 7pm a FREE HeroClix Batman Arkham Origins figure, featuring Batman, or Joker and others; the perfect way to get into HeroClix!!!

PLUS…

ALL GUESTS can enter our WEDNESDAY-ONLY RAFFLE for a chance to win a Batman: Arkham City Escape board game (a $49.99 value!!!)

The winning ballot will be drawn on
Friday, September 26th at 11am.

Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER!
(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.)

 

 

EC’S 25th BIRTHDAY FINAL WEEKEND SPECTACULAR!!!
Saturday, September 27th, from 11 am to 9 pm

The last weekend of Emerald City’s 25th birthday will be its BIGGEST!!! As our birthday month comes to a close, we’re presenting our GRAND FINALE!!!

Saturday, Sept. 27th, EC offers a sequel to its highly-successful GARAGE SALE — now with even MORE discounted merchandise to discover!!! From 11am – 9pm, you’ll find a large selection of TOYS, GAMES, BACK ISSUES, BOOKS and MORE — all at DEEP DISCOUNT PRICES!!!

As if that’s not enough, Saturday, we’re celebrating the 9/22 debut of Fox’s new series, “Gotham” by offering 25% OFF ALL BATMAN FAMILY BOOKS & BACK ISSUES*!!!

The city of Gotham has some interesting characters, so it’s the perfect inspiration for a COSPLAY EVENT!!! Dress up in your finest cosplay — Gotham-related or otherwise — and everyone who shows up in costume as an established, recognizable character (family-friendly, please) will receive an additional 10% OFF their total purchase!!!

PLUS, while you’re here, you can enter our FACEBOOK COSPLAY CONTEST, where the two entrants with the most “Likes” will win a $25 EC Gift Certificate!!! The EC Staff will ALSO select their 2 favorites for an ADDITIONAL $25 EC Gift Certificate!!!

That’s right, all in one day:
EC’s 25th Birthday
Garage Sale 11am – 9pm
25% OFF all Batman Family Books & Back Issues*
10% OFF for Cosplay participants
Facebook Cosplay Contest

Wow, that’s a LOT of excitement!!!

But, what better way to start off another year at Emerald City?!
Come on out to EC, have fun and SAVE!!!

*Sale does not include Vintage or New Comics.

 

 

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

 

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Featured Comic Books:

DARK HORSE PRESENTS 2014 2
DARK HORSE PRESENTS 2014 #2
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Peter Hogan & Various (A) Brendan McCarthy & Various (CA) Steve Parkhouse
Chris Roberson and Paul Lee reveal an untold tale from the movie Aliens featuring the character Hicks! Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey deliver a new Action Philosophers! that pulls the entire series together in “Action Philosophy!”
Plus, new chapters of Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse’s Resident Alien, Brendan McCarthy’s Dream Gang, Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray and Andy Kuhn’s Wrestling with Demons, and Damon Gentry and Aaron Conley’s Sabertooth Swordsman!
o An untold tale from the Aliens movie, by Roberson and Lee!
o The award-winning series returns at a new price-$4.99!
o New 48 page format!
o Eisner and Harvey award winner!

 

DEADLY CLASS 7
DEADLY CLASS #7 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Wesley Craig
CLASS IS BACK IN SESSION AS RICK REMENDER & WES CRAIG’S HIT SERIES ROLLS INTO ITS SECOND ARC!
Narrowly escaping death in Las Vegas, Marcus and his remaining gang return to Kings Dominion High School for the Deadly Arts. But they’re about to learn a hard lesson: blood begets blood, and no bad deed goes unpunished.

 

DEADPOOL BI-ANNUAL 1
DEADPOOL BI-ANNUAL #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Paul Scheer, Nick Giovannetti (A) Salva Espin (CA) David Nakayama
• When Deadpool is hired by WaterWorld to protect their theme park from activists, he has no idea he’s going to wind up face to snout with Brute Force-protectors of the environment! Look ‘em up! That’s right-they’re real!
•  Written by star of The League and NTSF:SD:SUV Paul Scheer and Nick Giovannetti, this is one issue sure to make a splash*!
*This joke was not written by them.
Parental Advisory

 

ELEKTRA 6
ELEKTRA #6
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Haden Blackman (A) Alex Sanchez (CA) Michael Del
• The second arc of the critically-acclaimed ongoing Elektra series pits Elektra against an enraged Assassin’s Guild.
•  After her life-and-death battles with Cape Crow, Bloody Lips, Lady Bullseye and Scalphunter, Elektra vows to take the fight to the Guild itself.
•  It’s Elektra vs. the World as she begins hunting down the Guild’s agents before they can find her and her allies.
Rated T+

 

MULTIVERSITY SOCIETY OF SUPERHEROES 1
MULTIVERSITY THE SOCIETY OF SUPER-HEROES #1
DC COMICS
(W) Grant Morrison (A/CA) Chris Sprouse, Karl Story
The biggest adventure in DC Comics history continues!  Grant Morrison joins modern legend Chris Sprouse (TOM STRONG, BATMAN: RETURN OF BRUCE  WAYNE, ACTION COMICS) for a trip to Earth-20 starring a Society of Super Heroes unlike anything you’ve seen before! It’s pulp Super Hero action with a post-modern twist – you can’t afford to miss it!  Who is the demon-like Green Lantern protecting Earth-20? What secret does Doc Fate hold that could save the world? Who are the hand-to-hand and air-to-air combat queens known as the Blackhawks? And what happens when these heroes come face to face with their diabolical Earth-40 counterparts – led by Vandal Savage – for an epic war between parallel worlds? Find out all that and more in this exciting stand-alone issue which also acts as chapter two of the overall MULTIVERSITY storyline. Join us, if you dare, for THE MULTIVERSITY!

 

ODDLY NORMAL 1
ODDLY NORMAL #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W/A/CA) Otis Frampton
Meet Oddly Normal, a ten-year-old girl with pointed ears and green hair-a half-witch who will be the first to tell you that having a mother from a magical land called Fignation and a father from Earth doesn’t make it easy to make friends at school! On her tenth birthday, she blows out her cake’s candles and makes a disastrous wish. Now, Oddly must travel to Fignation to uncover the mystery of her parents’ disappearance.

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

FOREVER EVIL ARKHAM WAR TP
FOREVER EVIL ARKHAM WAR TP (N52)
DC COMICS
(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Scot Eaton & Various (CA) Scot Eaton, Jaime Mendoza
Madness and mayhem hit the streets as Arkham Asylum and Blackgate Prison both unleash their prisoners on the citizens of Gotham City. And with no Dark Knight to protect the city, what horrors will follow? Arkham and Blackgate face off in this 6-issue miniseries featuring Scarecrow, The Penguin, Bane, Killer Croc, and more. Also includes BATMAN #23.4: BANE and FOREVER EVIL AFTERMATH: BATMAN VS. BANE #1.

 

LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS HC
LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS HC
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Gail Simone (A/CA) Jim Calafiore
When the caped heroes of the world’s safest city inexplicably turn into homicidal maniacs, no one is safe. The only rational thing to do is to get the hell out of town. If only it were that easy. A small group of terrified survivors make a desperate run for the city limits, chased by unspeakable evil!
o The Kickstarter phenomenon is finally available through Dark Horse Comics!
o The team behind the critically acclaimed comic Secret Six, Jim Calafiore and Gail Simone, reteam in this relentless book.

 

SONS OF ANARCHY TP 1
SONS OF ANARCHY TP VOL 01 (MR)
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Christopher Golden (A) Damian Couceiro (CA) Garry Brown
WHY WE LOVE IT: The Sons of Anarchy TV series has captivated the attention of the entire BOOM! team with its smart plotting, compelling characters, and modern vision of the outlaw genre. We love the show so much we couldn’t wait to help expand the world of SAMCRO.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Gunsmuggling outlaw bikers with complex pasts and gripping personalities. If you love “guys with guns” like we do, this is that genre at its most elevated.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: With nowhere left to turn, a troubled girl named Kendra finds herself back in Charming in desperate need for help. When the Sons of Anarchy realize tshe’s the estranged daughter of an old member, Tig rallies the club to offer protection. But if SAMCRO wants to keep themselves and Kendra out of an early grave, they’ll have to step into the line of fire and put alliances aside to do what’s right.Written by New York Times bestselling author Christopher Golden (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and illustrated by Damian Couceiro (Planet of the Apes), SONS OF ANARCHY: VOL. 1 collects the first six issues of the ongoing comic book series and runs parallel with Season 5 of Kurt Sutter’s hit television series.

 

SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN HC 1
SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN HC VOL 01 POWER COUPLE (N52)
DC COMICS
(W) Charles Soule (A) Tony S. Daniel & Various (CA) Tony S. Daniel, Matt Batt Banning
Beginning a bold new series that looks at the relationship between The Man of Steel and the Amazon Princess, as writer Charles Soule (SWAMP THING) is joined by artist Tony S. Daniel (DETECTIVE COMICS) to tell the tale of a romance that will shake the stars themselves. These two super-beings love each other, but not everyone shares their joy. Some fear it, some test it – and some will try to kill for it. Some say love is a battlefield, but where Superman and Wonder Woman are concerned it spells Doomsday! Collects Issues #1-6 of their new, blockbuster series.

 

UNDERTOW TP 1
UNDERTOW TP VOL 01 BOATMANS CALL (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Steve Orlando (A/CA) Artyom Trakhanov
Join Redum Anshargal’s crew and explore the savage surface world! Stampeding humans. Warlike crustaceans. An ice-road Mammoth hunt. Hold fast face to face with the Amphibian, the mad barbarian god that holds the key to a life on land!
Collects UNDERTOW #1-6, with extras

 

 

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FiveTribes

FIVE TRIBES
Crossing into the Land of 1001 Nights, your caravan arrives at the fabled Sultanate of Naqala. The old sultan just died and control of Naqala is up for grabs! The oracles foretold of strangers who would maneuver the Five Tribes to gain influence over the legendary city-state. Will you fulfill the prophecy? Invoke the old Djinns and move the Tribes into position at the right time, and the Sultanate may become yours!

Designed by Bruno Cathala, Five Tribes builds on a long tradition of German-style games that feature wooden meeples. Here, in a unique twist on the now-standard “worker placement” genre, the game begins with the meeples already in place – and players must cleverly maneuver them over the villages, markets, oases, and sacred places tiles that make up Naqala. How, when, and where you dis-place these Five Tribes of Assassins, Elders, Builders, Merchants, and Viziers determine your victory or failure.

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SPACE HULK
Pit the mighty Blood Angels Terminators against a lethal swarm of agile Genestealers in this two player board game. Inside the cramped confines of a derelict Space Hulk known as the Sin of Damnation, the Blood Angels must fight to save Mankind from the alien menace that lies within.

Games of Space Hulk are played on a gaming area made up of high-quality card tiles which fit together to create the cramped confines of the Space Hulk. Each of the 16 missions included in the boxed game uses a different set-up, or alternatively you can assemble the pieces in any way you like and create your own bespoke games.

The rules to play the game and 16 missions (4 that are brand new) are all contained within two full colour booklets: the Rulebook and Mission Book. There are also 35 plastic Citadel miniatures, including: 11 Blood Angels Space Marine Terminators, 1 Blood Angels Space Marine Librarian in Terminator armour, 22 Genestealers, and 1 Broodlord. Also included are three plastic mission objectives models: a dead Space Marine on throne, a Blood Angels artefact and a Cyber-Altered Task Unit.

In addition to the booklets and miniatures, you will receive a set of high-quality card tiles that make up the gaming board. Included are: 110 gaming counters, 77 corridor and room sections, 2 new boarding torpedoes , a brand new turbo-lift, 20 doors with plastic stands, 1 mission status display, a sand timer and 5 dice.

 

 

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TALISMAN: THE WOODLAND EXPANSION
The unearthly Woodland is the home of the fae, and beneath its watchful boughs, you’ll uncover treasures and threats beyond your wildest dreams. You’ll find new Alternative Endings as five new characters join the quest for the Crown of Command, but will your path through the Woodland lead you to your destiny, or does your fate hold something far different in store?

Journey to the realm of the fae in The Woodland, an expansion for Talisman Revised 4th Edition! In this new expansion, you can walk your own path through the Woodland corner board, encountering strange new creatures, events, and dangers. At the end of your path, a meeting with destiny awaits, transforming your character’s future and developing your story further.

Even more waits beneath the boughs of the Woodland, however. Redesigned rules for fate tokens allow you to either help yourself or interfere with others, and your fate will shape many of your interactions within the groves and glades of the Woodland. Prepare yourself for a world different than anything yet seen in Talisman and enter the Woodland!

 

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LOST LEGACY 2: FLYING GARDEN
Scattered across the world are pieces of a strange craft from far beyond the skies – these unusual remnants of the visitor’s ship have come to be known as the Lost Legacies. In the eastern peaks, legends speak of a floating paradise, a garden of unearthly delights protected by an inhuman, implacable guardian. Some of these legends claim the garden provides an unending source of ambrosial food and water.

In the stories, the original caretaker of this flying paradise abandoned his duties. He became corrupted by evil and wandered far away, perhaps seeking out another of the Lost Legacies. As for the flying garden, it draws adventurers, power-seekers and holy men alike to seek it out, for its bounty is unlike any other.
Reaching the garden is no easy task, however. Seekers must not only research the legends and stories, they must avoid false trails, make their way across the unforgiving terrain of the mountains, and – most threatening of all – they must face the unrelenting power of the guardian. Like the long-vanished caretaker, the guardian’s purpose has become twisted over time. Now, all who face the guardian can expect no mercy and no quarter.

Lost Legacy is a game of risk, deduction and luck. Each turn you play a card in order to eliminate other players from the game or discover where the Lost Legacy card could be found. When the deck runs out of cards, the Investigation phase begins. The player who determines where the Lost Legacy can be found wins; if no one finds the Lost Legacy, then everybody loses!

 

 

Steampark

STEAM PARK
As owners of a fantastic steam park, you’re to build gigantic, coal-powered rides to attract as many visitors as you can – but building attractions won’t be enough. You’ll also need to manage your employees, invest in advertising in order to attract and please the different kinds of guests visiting your park, and, above all, keep the dirt that your park produces under strict control!

Steam Park is an easy-to-learn game with two difficulty levels: one for the less experienced gamers and a more strategic one for those who want a more exciting challenge. In this management game, you’ll have to build your own amusement park and make it the largest and most profitable in the region. By constructing the three-dimensional, wonderful rides designed by Marie Cardouat, you will see your park grow right before your eyes. Choose your strategy! Build Stands to attract more Visitors, or Toilets to keep the Dirt under control. Whatever decision you take, take it quickly: The less time you spend planning, the more time you’ll have to maintain your park. Thanks to a clever, original action-choosing mechanism, winning in Steam Park is as much a matter of being the best as of being the fastest!

 

 

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Toys / Collectables
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CREATURE

UNIVERSAL MONSTERS SELECT CREATURE AF NEW SCULPT
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water! Diamond Select Toys revisits the Black Lagoon with this all-new figure depicting the world-famous Creature, first seen in 1954’s Creature from the Black Lagoon. This 7-inch-scale action figure features a new sculpt with over 16 points of articulation, and can strike a wide variety of poses on his deluxe display base, which features a skeleton and an undersea rock formation. The Creature and his base come packaged in Select-style display packaging, with spine artwork. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean!

 

POKEMON

POKEMON X & Y 2PK MINI FIG
TOMY INTERNATIONAL

From Tomy International. Get ready for Pokémon fighting action with these new mini-figure 2-packs! Each pack contains two, 2″ PVC figures that capture each Pokémon in colorful detail. Use the two Pokédex ID tags in each package to learn the height, weight, and type of the newest additions to your Pokémonteam!

 

CAPTAIN
MARVEL COMICS AVENGERS NOW CAPT AMERICA ARTFX+ STATUE
KOTO INC.

From Kotobukiya! Marvel Comics is the next great property to get Kotobukiya’s ARTFX+ statue treatment, and so of course the first series is none other than the Avengers, specifically the characters as they appear in Marvel Now! In 2012 the comic book company relaunched several titles, shifting some characters into different books and updating some for a modern audience. More than anything, it provided a perfect jumping on point for new readers. Now the characters are brought to life as never before based on concept artwork by superstar artist Adi Granov. Following the initial releases of the Incredible Hulk and Black Widow comes the team leader and patriotic American hero, CAPTAIN AMERICA!
Captain America stands 7 ½ inches tall (in the ARTFX+ 1/10th scale) on his included magnetic display base. Display this new incarnation of the quintessential American hero on his own or alongside previously released Hulk and Black Widow statues as well as the upcoming Hawkeye, Iron Man, and Thor to round out your Avengers ARTFX+ collection!

 

ASSASSIN

ASSASSINS CREED SERIES 2 AF
TMP TOYS / MCFARLANE’S TOYS

Connor with Mohawk
Aveline De Grandpre
Assassin Adewale
Comes in blister card packaging.

 

PREDATOR

ELDER PREDATOR SIXTH SCALE FIGURE HOT TOY
SIDESHOW
Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are proud to announce the Elder Predator Movie Masterpiece Series Sixth Scale Figure. This fan favorite hunter from Predator 2 features highly detailed armor, weapons, and accessories, and will be the perfect addition to sci-fi collections worldwide!

 

 

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SALE! 25% off Games! Newsletter 9/12/14

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MONDAY ONLY!!! SAVE 25% ON GAMES & GAMING MERCHANDISE @ EMERALD CITY!!!
Monday, September 15th, from 11:00am – 9:00pm

Emerald City is 25 years old!!! To celebrate, EC is passing the gifts onto YOU!!!

MONDAY (9/15/14) ONLY – SAVE 25% on ALL GAMES and GAMING MERCHANDISE ALL DAY!!!

Now is a great time to pick up that large game you’ve been eying for months, add to your army of miniatures, or pick up extra paints, brushes, dice or card sleeves while they’re at a reduced price!!!

This is just one surprise of MANY you’ll see throughout the month, so keep checking our Facebook page, our store signage, website, and the EC News Flyer for updates!!!

 

 

NEW GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE THIS WEDNESDAY!!!
FREE MARVEL 75 YEARS COLLECTOR’S MAGAZINE & GIANT-SIZE GODZILLA RAFFLE!!!
Wednesday, September 17 from 11:00am – 9:00pm

To celebrate 75 Years of Marvel, the FIRST 50 GUESTS at 11am and 7pm on Wednesday, September 17th, will receive a FREE Marvel 75 Years magazine!!!

This 96-page magazine is a full-color overview of characters, covers, memorabilia and events spanning Marvel’s 75-year history – A MUST-HAVE for ANY comics fan!!! PLUS…

ALL GUESTS can enter our WEDNESDAY-ONLY RAFFLE for a chance to win a Giant-Sized GODZILLA action figure – seriously, it’s GIANT-sized – it measures 24 inches tall, by 43 inches long!!!
(A $69.99 value!!!)

The winning ballots will be drawn on Friday, September 19th at 11am.

Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER!
(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.)

 

 

THE FALL TV SEASON @… EMERALD CITY?!?!?

Yes, the new Fall TV Season is fast upon us, but EC can help you immerse yourself in your favorite TV shows, past and present with a large collection of TV tie-in comics!!!

Past favorites live on in extended “seasons”, like Buffy/Angel, The Six Million Dollar Man, Smallville (with the new Smallville Chaos #1 in-store now) and more!!!

Your current favorites like 24: Underground, Dexter, Serenity/Firefly, X-Files, Sons of Anarchy, Vampire Diaries, WWE Superstars, and others can also be found in comic form.

There are even takes on Grimm and Revenge (both with new graphic novels available now), and even blasts from the past like Batman ’66 and Steed & Mrs. Peel (the only “Avengers” the non-comic world has ever heard of)!!!

Emerald City helps you stay connected to all your favorites — past and present — every day!!!

 

 

UPCOMING GAMING EVENTS AT EC:

 

TAMPA AREA GAMING SOCIETY GAMES DAY
Saturday, September 13th from 12:00pm – 9:00pm

Come out to Grand Gamers of St. Petersburg area and enjoy a fun day of board gaming with our TAGS friends!

We have many board games available for our guests to enjoy! Feel free to check out any of the games in our library, grab some friends and play while you are in the store!

 

 

STAR REALMS TOURNAMENT
Sunday, September 14th from 12:00pm – 3:00pm

We are proud to have our first Star Realms Tournament!

If you are unfamiliar with Star Realms you can learn to play here ( http://starrealms.com/learn-to-play/ ) and also discover a cross platform version of the game that you can try for free on the same site ( http://starrealms.com/star-realms-digital-app/ )!

The format of the tournament will be Double Elimination.

There will be participation promo cards and prizes for Top 8, 1st, and 2nd place!

Entry Fee: $5.

 

 

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ENCOUNTERS: THE LOST MINE OF PHANDELVER (PART 2)
Wednesday, September 17 from 7:00pm – 9:30pm

EC! will be running a casual Wizards of the Coast event.

We are running the second part of the Lost Mine of Phandelver.
The introduction adventure in the new Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set (5th Edition).

There will be 3 scheduled tables* and up to 5 players per table. We will be using the characters supplied within the starter edition. Players should bring dice!

Players will be added to tables on a first come, first serve basis.

Come out and experience the new Dungeons & Dragons and have a great time with us here at EC!

There is no cost to this event.

DCI numbers for Wizards of the Coast will be supplied if you do not have one.

* Subject to change.

 

 

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY HEROCLIX CONSTRUCTED TOURNAMENT
Friday, September 19 from 7:00pm – 10:30pm

Using the Organized play kit for Guardians of the Galaxy.

Players will create teams of either DC or Marvel characters to compete.

Constructed Value for this event will be 300pts, modern age, and entry fee will be $10.

Prizes will be given to the Top 3 players and several fellowship awards will be available.

You must sign up through the Wizkids Event System.

For more information and to sign up: http://www.wizkidseventsystem.com/event.php?EVENT_ID=86236

Max 20 players.

 

 

WARMACHINE/HORDES STEAMROLLER EVENT
Saturday, September 20 from 11:00am – 6:30pm

Come be part of Emerald City’s Warmachine & Hordes tournament!

50pt 2-List Divide and Conquer 1.

Entry fee of $10.

Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place!

Run by Press Ganger: Ryan McDermott!

Sign up begins at 11:00 am.

DICE ROLL AT NOON!

 

 

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Featured Comic Books:

68 HOMEFRONT 1
68 HOMEFRONT #1 (OF 4) CVR A JONES & FOTOS (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Mark Kidwell (A) Kyle Charles, Jay Fotos (CA) Jay Fotos, Nat Jones
In 1968, the horrors of the Vietnam war invaded every American living room. On February 13th of that year, a new war began, bringing horror…and hunger home to stay. ’68: HOMEFRONT returns the series to the American heartland and the small, sleepy town of Harbinger, Pennsylvania (home of the Heralds) in the first two-issue story arc, “’68: PEECE AND LOVE.” Fresh accident victims sit up on morticians’ slabs, a busload of visiting athletes rises from wet red asphalt to become an army of the damned, and Jenny Love-homecoming queen, cheerleader, and girl next door-prepares to reveal her deepest secret to the world. A secret in the form of leather-clad town bad boy, Johnny Love.

 

ANNIHILATOR 1
ANNIHILATOR #1 (OF 6)
LEGENDARY COMICS
(W) Grant Morrision (A/CA) Frazer Irving
Legendary Comics proudly presents Annihilator, an original graphic novel odyssey from the extraordinary mind of Grant Morrison, brought to life with stunning artwork from Frazer Irving. Washed-up Hollywood screenwriter Ray Spass is caught in a downward spiral of broken relationships, wild parties and self-destruction. Out of luck and out of chances, he’s one failed script away from fading into obscurity. Little does he know he’s about to write the story of his life. As his imagination runs rampant, Ray must join forces with his own fictional character Max Nomax on a reality-bending race to stop the entire universe from imploding – without blowing his own mind in the process.

 

AVENGERS 34.1
AVENGERS #34.1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Al Ewing (A/CA) Dale Keown
• Last son of a dead utopia. Father-figure to a new species of humanity. Avenger. Hyperion is all these things… and more!
•  Now the Man From Nowhere searches for an unhinged cop killer, a kidnapped child…
•  …and the answers to the questions that haunt him.
Rated T

 

COPPERHEAD 1
COPPERHEAD #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Jay Faerber (A/CA) Scott Godlewski, Ron Riley
Welcome to Copperhead, a grimy mining town on the edge of a backwater planet. Single mom Clara Bronson is the new sheriff, and on her first day she’ll have to contend with a resentful deputy, a shady mining tycoon, and a family of alien hillbillies. And did we mention the massacre?
Writer JAY FAERBER and the art team of SCOTT GODLEWSKI & RON RILEY bring you this gritty 24th Century Western with an extra-long first issue for the regular price of $3.50!

 

EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE 1
EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #1 (OF 5)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Fabrice Sapolsky (A/CA) Richard Isanove
SPIDER-MAN NOIR RETURNS!
•  The Peter Parker of the 1930’s finds himself not only up against Mysterio, but knee-deep in the Spider-Man event of 2014!
Rated T+

 

WALKING DEAD 131
WALKING DEAD #131 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Robert Kirkman (A/CA) Charlie Adlard & Various
A journey begins.

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

CASTLE TP
CASTLE TP CALM BEFORE STORM
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Peter David (A) Robert Atkins (CA) Mico Suayan
The adaptations based on the hit ABC show Castle continue as Derrick Storm’s gruesome discovery draws him into an international spectacle! Who is the Fear? What does he want with Derrick? And why is Derrick’s father next on his hit list? As the international situation in New York continues to degrade, Derrick reaches out to the one person who may be able to help him: his former handler, Clara Strike. But even if she responds, will she be with him or against him? With the city of Moscow teetering on the verge of a meltdown, Derrick faces the Fear in final battle. Can he prevent World War III – and finally avenge his mother? Don’t miss the espionage thriller that has comic-book and Castle fans raving! Collecting CASTLE: A CALM BEFORE STORM #1-5.

 

REGULAR SHOW GN
REGULAR SHOW ORIGINAL GN VOL 01 HYDRATION (C: 1-0-0)
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Rachel Connor (A) Tessa Stone (CA) Allison Strejlau
WHY WE LOVE IT: Mordecai and Rigby star in their very first original graphic
novel for REGULAR SHOW™-it’s a longform
story that will be like
watching one of their TV episodes. And we’re pretty excited about the team
on this: Cartoon Network veteran Rachel Connor (Ed, Edd n Eddy) and
Bravest Warriors artist Tessa Stone!
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: It’s another ridiculous adventure featuring the crazy
antics of park employees Mordecai the Blue Jay and Rigby the raccoon as
they try to beat the summer heat.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: The summer is turning into a roastfest
and Mordecai
and Rigby are desperate to find a way to cool down. But when a mystery pool
suddenly appears and offers a chance to beat the heat, it’s only a matter of
time before these two best bros find themselves in totally waterlogged
trouble.

 

ROCKETEER JET POWERED ADVENTURES PROSE SC
ROCKETEER JET POWERED ADVENTURES PROSE SC
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Gregory Frost & Various (A/CA) J. Bone
Modern pulp fiction with a retro-twist, IDW presents ten original prose adventures featuring Cliff, Betty, Peevy, and a host of new villains. From murderous treasure-hunters and marauding sky-pirates to ancient Egyptian magicians and haunted mad scientists, the Rocketeer solves crimes and fights evil in these unique and exciting tales of jet pack action and pin-up romance. Set between 1939 and 1946, with such historical characters as Howard Hughes, Hedy Lamarr, Tarzan’s Johnny Weissmuller, and acclaimed Western writer Zane Grey, to name but a few. Authors include Gregory Frost, Yvonne Navarro, Don Webb, Simon Kurt Unsworth, Cody Goodfellow, Nancy Holder, Nancy A. Collins, Robert Hood, Nicholas Kaufmann, and Lisa Morton.

 

SHOPLIFTER HC
SHOPLIFTER HC
PANTHEON BOOKS
(W/A/CA) Michael Cho
Corinna Park used to have big plans. In college, she imagined writing a best-selling novel and leading the idealized life of an author. After graduation, she moved to a big city and took a job at an advertising agency – just to pay off her student loans. Now she’s worked in the same office for five years and the only thing she’s written is copy. She feels numbed by the monotony of a life experienced through a series of screens. But whenever she shoplifts a magazine from the corner store near her apartment, she feels a little more alive. Yet Corinna knows there must be something more to life, and she faces the same question as does everyone of her generation: how to find it?

 

 

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Back Issues / Vintage Comics
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from the typin’ fingers of Justin, Back Issues Merchant:

I guess the big news would have to be our recent acquisition of Iron Man #55, that’s the first appearance of Thanos in case you didn’t know. That particularly highly sought after back issue is in Fine+ (6.5) condition and it can be yours but it’ll cost ya’ $500 in folding cash…or I guess you could buy it with your credit card.

Over yonder on the DC side of the wall we have a copy of Aquaman volume 1 #35, that one’s gonna be the first appearance of the Black Manta. Haven’t had one of these in awhile, maybe not ever. It’s in Very Good+ (4.5) condition and it’ll set you back $100 American.

If those seem a little rich for your blood, try some of our lighter fare. We’ve just got a copy of New Mutants Annual #2, the first American appearance of Psylocke — that’s pre-ninja Psylocke. Only $15 for a Fine+ (6.5) copy.

 

 

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doomtown

DOOMTOWN: RELOADED
It’s your chance to take it to the streets of Gomorra and show who runs the most dangerous boomtown in the West. The Weird West!

Doomtown is an expandable card game set in the Deadlands™ universe. Based on the classic collectible game, Doomtown: Reloaded is a fast-paced game of gun slingin’, spell slingin’ and mud-slingin’! Use poker hands and card pulls for everything from gunfights to summoning abominations.

Doomtown: Reloaded puts you in charge of one of the four main outfits vying for control of Gomorra: The Law Dogs, the Sloane Gang, the Morgan Cattle Company, and the Fourth Ring.

Who will control the town? Slap leather in the town square and join in the story.

 

 

lastbanquet

THE LAST BANQUET
The king is holding a great banquet for all the nobles in the realm so that they can bathe in his splendour. Artists and troubadours will bring the necessary entertainment. It is meant to be a feast that will long be remembered!

The guests attending the feast hall feel the same, for in the corners of the castle deadly plots are being developed. The guests are divided into two factions, with both planning to “dismiss” the king. One faction plans to smuggle a dagger into the feast hall to “open the king’s heart to the realm” at the right time, while the other faction hopes to give the king “renewed motivation” with a poisoned drink.

In The Last Banquet, each player is a guest at the feast and needs to help his faction reach its goal and ensure that this will truly be the king’s last banquet. The game includes 25 role cards, each portraying a person on the front and listing that person’s skills on the back. In addition to “The Last Banquet”, several other scenarios are provided in the rules that can be played with each of the roles. (GameHeads’ Oliver Wolf notes, “Playing time ranges from 30 minutes up to 90 minutes or more, with more people tending to need more time to play.” Also, some scenarios involve more than two factions.) Obstacle cards provide challenges for players to overcome.

When a faction succeeds in its goal, all players who belong to that faction win the game.

 

 

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LEGEND OF THE FIVE RINGS – SIEGE: HEART OF DARKNESS
Driven from Rokugan by the wrathful forces of the Emerald Champion, the Dark Naga and his enslaved minions have wound their way through the treacherous lands between the Empire and the Colonies and emerged, secretive, near the outskirts of the Second City. The humans will pay for their effrontery. This insult will not go unanswered.

There will yet be an empire of serpents that will bring to an end the tyranny of the mammals, and the Second City will be but the first to burn.

Siege: Heart of Darkness is a brand new way to play multiplayer Legend of the Five Rings, the premiere interactive collectible card game, pitting multiple players as defenders of the city against one assailant piloting the Siege deck. Face the dread Dark Naga forces with either the 3 decks included in this product or with your own and take part in the defense of the Second City for the glory of the Empire of Rokugan.

 

 

 

MFG3504-cl

GOLD AHOY!
The Treasure Hunt is On! Today is the day: Pirate Golden Hook’s legendary gold treasure has appeared! Only when the tide occurs at exactly the time of death of the pirate, the fabled treasures can be found. Get the majority of paths to the sandbanks and water channels to claim the most treasure chests!

 

 

 

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Toys / Collectables
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DARTHMAUL
STAR WARS CLONE WARS DARTH MAUL BUST BANK
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC

A Diamond Select Toys Release! The most exciting villain in the Star Wars universe has been re-animated! Darth Maul is back in the Clone Wars universe, and now the legendary Sith apprentice is the latest bank from DST! Measuring 8 inches tall, this vinyl bust bank features collectible-quality paint and sculpting, a removable lightsaber blade, plus a coin slot for depositing your loose change! Designed by Barry Bradfield. Sculpted by Oluf Hartvigson.

 

GHIDORAH
GODZILLA GHIDORAH VINYL BUST BANK
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Hail to the King! Godzilla has met his match with this vinyl bust bank depicting Ghidorah, the three-headed alien monster, as he appeared in 1991’s Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah. Measuring approximately 8 inches, tall, the bank has a coin slot on its back for inserting your loose change, and an access door underneath. Have him battle your Godzilla bust bank for shelf supremacy! Sculpted by Gentle Giant!

 

HARLEY
INFINITE CRISIS PAJAMA PARTY HARLEY QUINN AF
DC COMICS

Based on designs from the upcoming MOBA game Infinite Crisis, comes a brand new 1:9 scale line of figures from DC Collectibles.
Each figure features unique detailing and display base!
PAJAMA PARTY HARLEY QUINN – 7.4″

 

SUPERGIRL
DC COMICS NEW 52 SUPERGIRL AF
DC COMICS

Based on their designs from their monthly comic books comes the latest action figures joining the DC Collectibles lineup.
•  SUPERGIRL – 6.44″
EACH FIGURE SOLD SEPARATELY

 

BWIDOW
BLACK WIDOW SIXTH SCALE FIGURE
HOT TOYS

“The world is a vulnerable place but we’re the best qualified to defend it”.

One of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s greatest female spies, Black Widow, will be back in action with Captain America in Captain America: The Winter Soldier!

Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are proud to present the Black Widow Sixth Scale Collectible Figure. The movie-accurate collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in the film.  Featuring a newly developed head sculpt with straight brownish-red real fabric hair, newly designed costume made with multiple materials, detailed weapons and accessories, you won’t want to miss the chance to add this spy to your shelves!

 

LOKI
LOKI SIXTH SCALE FIGURE
HOT TOYS

“You must be truly desperate to come to me for help.” A new powerful enemy has appeared to destroy the nine realms, and Thor is forced to seek assistance from Loki in order to save us all in the Thor: The Dark World, but can the God of Mischief be truly trusted?

Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are proud to present the Loki Sixth Scale Collectible Figure from Thor: The Dark World. The movie-accurate collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Tom Hiddleston as the trickster Loki, featuring a newly developed head sculpt, highly-detailed costume, weapon and accessories.

 

WDSERIES3
WALKING DEAD COMIC SERIES 3 AF
TMP TOYS / MCFARLANE’S TOYS

From McFarlane Toys. McFarlane Toys is excited to announce The Walking Dead Comic Series 3 action figures from the best-selling Image comic book. This new collectible series brings The Walking Dead comic fans more of their beloved zombie-dispatching characters, along with a kickass zombie! Rick Grimes comes with a bandaged stump on his right arm; long, unkempt hair and beard; a ragged T-shirt with jeans; a hatchet; a revolver; a shotgun; and a rifle. Andrea features this skilled marksman in her prison aftermath attire of a tank top, torn jeans, and gloves with her signature scoped rifle, plus a pistol and a knife. Punk Zombie features classic punk details like a spiked collar and cuffs, studded belt with anarchy buckle, ripped jeans, and combat boots, plus a guitar accessory. Dwight features the scarred savior in his sleeveless shirt and vest, complete with bandages and burned face, as well as his crossbow and a hook to attach it to his belt.

 

DPPINT
DEADPOOL SYMBOL PINT GLASS
CLASSIC IMPORTS

Enjoy a cold beverage or decorate your kitchen with these pint glasses that feature your favorite Marvel Comics characters!

 

DIABLOSHADOW
DIABLO III SHADOW OF DIABLO DLX 7IN SCALE AF
NECA

Since 1996, a name has been whispered – the name of the living nightmare that even demons dread. The terror that can never die. That name is Diablo: the namesake of Blizzard Entertainment’s best-selling action RPG series, and now a deluxe action figure from NECA! The creative collaboration between Blizzard’s senior sculptor Brian Fay and NECA’s Alex Heinke honors the 2014 Reaper of Souls expansion to Diablo III. The result brings to life the Lord of Terror’s menacing shadow with terrifying precision. Diablo stands over 9″ tall, with a poseable tail that’s over 12″ long. Each figure is hand-painted and features over 25 points of articulation for poses to inspire panic and despair in other action figures.

 

TMNT
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES MYSTERY MINIS
FUNKO

There’s a whole new world of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fun and excitement to collect with Funko’s new TMNT Mystery Minis! These 2 1/2″ tall vinyl figures of the Turtles, their allies, and enemies feature a cute, friendly, and super-deformed style that will look great on your shelf. Each figure is available in multiple poses, and some figures are rarer than others! Build your collection today! Blind mystery box packaging.

 

ROGERRABBIT
POP ROGER RABBIT ROGER RABBIT VINYL FIG
FUNKO

Robert Zemekis’ acclaimed film Who Framed Roger Rabbit? imagined a 140s Hollywood where ‘Toons – cartoon characters from the films – lived and worked alongside human actors. Funko reimagines several of the film’s characters as POP! Vinyl Figures that stand 3 3/4″ tall and feature the urban, stylized design that has made these figures so desirable. Window box packaging.

 

 

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Death of Wolverine! Newsletter 9/5/14

new comics

MONDAY ONLY!!! SAVE 25% ON NEW COMICS @ EC!!!
Monday, September 8th, from 11 am to 9 pm

To continue the celebration of our 25th Birthday, Emerald City is offering yet another sales event!!!

MONDAY ONLY!!! SAVE 25% on ALL NEW COMICS*!!!

*Sale applies to comics on the new comic wall only, published within the last few months. Back issues are not included.

This is just one surprise of MANY you’ll see throughout the month, so keep checking our Facebook page, our store signage, and the EC News Flyer for updates!!!

 

 

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CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER RAFFLE & GIVE-AWAY!!!
Wednesday, September 10 from 11:00am – 9:00pm
To celebrate the release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier on BluRay and DVD on Sept. 9th, the FIRST 20 GUESTS at 11am on Wednesday, September 10th, will receive a FREE CAP/WINTER SOLDIER IMAX 3D POSTER!!!

The FIRST 24 guests at 7pm will get to choose one of three Cap, Thor, or Hulk MASKS!!! PLUS…

ALL GUESTS can enter our WEDNESDAY-ONLY RAFFLE for a chance to win one of 2 CAPTAIN AMERICA VOL. 1 HARDCOVER BOOKS!!!(A $24.99 value!!!)

The winning ballots will be drawn on Friday, September 12th at 11am.

Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER!
(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.)

 

 

x-wing
STAR WARS X-WING TOURNAMENT
Saturday, September 27 from 12:00pm – 6:30pm
Emerald City Comics is hosting our first X-Wing tournament!

Entry: $10
Sept. 27th @ 12pm
100pt event.

Seeding will be Standard Swiss Style with a number of rounds dependent upon number of entries.

Field will cut to a championship bracket (size depending on number entries) that will be single elimination to determine tournament champion.

First 16 entries will receive a participation prize, additional prize pack items will be available to top performers, and 100% of prize pool will be awarded to top three in store-credit (minus cost of any applicable prize pack).

This will be considered a “Competitive Event” by Fantasy Flight Games standards. All current FAQ and Tournament Rules will be enforced (effective Aug. 1st), and can be found here:

http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/ffg_content/x-wing/support/faq/X-Wing-Tournament-Rules.pdf

http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/ffg_content/x-wing/support/faq/X-Wing-FAQ.pdf

 

 

 

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Click here for new releases!

 

Featured Comic Books:

 

ALICE COOPER 1
ALICE COOPER #1
D. E.
(W) Joe Harris (A) Eman Casallos (CA) David Mack
The X-Files’ Joe Harris takes on The Prince of Darkness – Alice Cooper in his FIRST ongoing comic series! Rock n’ roll legend Alice Cooper was never a stranger to the mystic and the macabre. His stage shows were the stuff of legend, featuring snakes and pyrotechnics and the invocation of dark themes and darker forces. But while he was a legend in the waking world, few knew his role as “The Lord of Nightmares” beyond it, where he watched over us while we dreamed, and delivered horrors unto the deserving. Only someone took it all away from him, cast him out of his realm and locked him away… until now. And if he’s going to reclaim his dark throne, he’s going to need all the help he can get!

 

CLOAKS 1
CLOAKS #1
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Caleb Monroe (A) Mariano Navarro (CA) W. Scott Forbes
WHY WE LOVE IT: Who doesn’t love a good magic trick? From HEXED, to HUNTER’S
FORTUNE, to THE LAST BROADCAST, we’ve always had a few tricks up our sleeves,
and CLOAKS continues the tradition with a Black Ops twist.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Caleb Monroe (STEED AND MRS. PEEL, Batman) and artist
Mariano Navarro (PROTOCOL: ORPHANS) bring you the Robin Hood of Wall Street,
combining street magicians with a spyfi
thriller.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: In the Big Apple, a highly skilled street illusionist named Adam
blows the minds of crowds with logicdefying
acts, while surreptitiously using his artistry
to steal from corrupt Wall Street investment bankers and redistribute
their illbegotten
wealth to those in need. He’s a modernday
Robin Hood, but his travails garner the
attention of the local authorities. While evading their pursuit, Adam is confronted  by three suits and quickly ascertains that freedom has a cost-in order to maintain  his liberty, he must join this clandestine Black Ops organization simply known as  CLOAKS.

 

DEATH OF WOLVERINE 1
DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1 Of (4)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Charles Soule (A) Steve McNiven, Steve McNiven
IT’S THE BEGINNING OF THE END – 3 MONTHS TO DIE ENDS HERE!
•  The beginning of the end is now here … THE DEATH OF WOLVERINE!
•  THREE MONTHS TO DIE, the loss of Wolverine’s healing factor–all led to this, the single most important X-Men event of the decade.
•  Logan has spent over a century being the best there is at what he does…but even the best fade away eventually.
•  Over the years, Logan has been a warrior, a hero, a renegade, a samurai, a teacher-and so much more. But now, the greatest X-Men hero will play a role he’s never played before in this special weekly event brought to you by industry superstars Charles Soule and Steve McNiven.
Rated T+

 

GRENDEL VS SHADOW 1
GRENDEL VS SHADOW #1
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W/A/CA) Matt Wagner
Sparks fly and bullets blaze when the original Grendel, Hunter Rose, is transported to 1930s New York and faces off with the original darknight avenger, the Shadow! Two pulp-noir icons go head to head in this three-issue prestige-format series written and drawn by legendary Grendel creator Matt Wagner.
•  A great starting point for new Grendel and The Shadow readers!
•  Matt Wagner continues his fan-favorite character — Grendel!

 

NAMES 1
NAMES #1 (OF 8) (MR)
DC COMICS
(W) Peter Milligan (A) Leandro Fernandez (CA) Celia Calle
New York City. Forty-year-old Kevin Walker is a successful trader. He’s incredibly rich. He has a young, sexy wife and a son he adores. He has everything. Until…
The mysterious man known as the Surgeon walks into Kevin’s office. He takes a seat and tells Kevin to write a suicide note. Trembling but obedient, Kevin does what the Surgeon says. Then, at a word from this well-dressed figure, Kevin jumps out his window and falls fifty stories to his death.
Thus begins THE NAMES, an 8-issue miniseries by writer Peter Milligan (HELLBLAZER, SKREEMER) and artist Leandro Fernandez (Wolverine, Punisher: Max).
THE NAMES is a dark, contemporary thriller set in the world of Big Money: hedge funds, leveraged buyouts, market raids, flash crashes. High-end finance that can ruin entire economies, run by a cabal of the world’s richest (and sickest) people.
Now, it’s up to Katya Walker – the beautiful and deadly wife of the late Kevin – to take on this hidden power structure and find out who killed her husband, and why. No matter what it takes. No matter who she has to kill.
It’s The Wolf of Wall Street meets Kill Bill. And heaven help the 1%.

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

AW YEAH COMICS TP 1
AW YEAH COMICS TP VOL 01 (C: 0-1-2)
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W/A) Art Baltazar, Franco (CA) Art Baltazar
It’s up to Action Cat and Adventure Bug to stop the bad guys! Follow these amazing superheroes created by Art Baltazar and Franco in this EPIC ALL-AGES comic extravaganza!!! With BONUS stories from the AW YEAH BULLPEN . . . Scoot McMahon, Denver Brubaker, Alejandro Rosado, and Kurt Wood! Collects issues #1-#4.
o ALL collected for the first time in this handsome Dark Horse trade paperback!
o An epic all-ages extravaganza!
o From Itty Bitty Hellboy creators Art Baltazar and Franco!
o The kickstarter blockbuster offered at last!

 

EGOS TP 1
EGOS TP VOL 01 QUINTESSENCE
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Stuart Moore (A/CA) Gus Storms
Far-future action meets midlife crises as an aging hero rebuilds his former team. But to do so, he must cross a line with his wife that cannot be uncrossed.
“EGOs is Stuart Moore’s best story yet.” – Brian K. Vaughan
“Ballsy and super fun with plenty of edge.” – Comic Book Resources
Collects EGOs #1-4, plus the Twitter-exclusive issue #0

 

FOREVER EVIL HC
FOREVER EVIL HC (N52)
DC COMICS
(W) Geoff Johns (A/CA) David Finch, Richard Friend
The Justice League is dead! And the villains shall inherit the Earth! In this new hardcover collecting the seven-issue miniseries, the Crime Syndicate takes over the DC Universe, and no one can stand in the way of them and complete domination – no one except for Lex Luthor!

 

REVENGE HC 1
REVENGE SECRET ORIGIN OF EMILY THORNE PREM HC
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Ted Sullivan, Erica Schultz (A) Vincenzo Balzano, Felix Ruiz (CA) Dustin Nguyen
A new graphic novel inspired by ABC’s popular television series REVENGE, co-written by series writer Ted Sullivan! Emily Thorne is a wealthy and good-natured philanthropist who recently befriended the powerful Grayson family. But Emily’s real name is Amanda Clarke. Twenty years ago, the Graysons’ elite social circle framed Amanda’s father for a horrific crime – and Amanda plans to destroy the lives of those who stole her childhood and betrayed her father. Now, experience Amanda’s first mission of revenge! After training in Japan, the untested heroine finds herself infiltrating high society in Geneva. There, she uncovers secrets about her past – but her future will be short-lived unless Amanda can defeat a surprising enemy with ties to the people who destroyed her life! Prepare for a thrilling ride into the previously unexplored past of television’s most dynamic – and dangerous – girl next door!

 

WALKING DEAD HC 10
WALKING DEAD HC VOL 10 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Robert Kirkman (A/CA) Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn
Rick’s treaty with Negan and the Saviors is pushed to the limit, as both sides march toward ALL OUT WAR.
Collects The Walking Dead #109-120.

 

 

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Games
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HeroesWanted
HEROES WANTED
As soon as you saw the ad in today’s Tribune, the certainty flooded over you. At last, this is your chance, the reason for all your training! All that work waterproofing your utility belt and practicing your one-liners will finally pay off. You call into work sick, feed the cat, and turn on your police scanner, waiting nervously for the first call–or at least, the call that’s close enough for you to get there first. You’ll stop at nothing to join your heroes, The Champions of Zeta City, and woe to any wannabe crime fighters who stand in your way!
Heroes Wanted is a tactical board game for 1-5 superhero hopefuls, attempting to fulfill their dreams of becoming a member of Zeta City’s exclusive crime fighting super team: The Champions of Zeta City. Each time you play, you will create a unique superhero comprised of two hero cards. You will then choose a scenario and face a different villain (or villains), but the objective remains the same: gain as much fame as possible by KO’ing minions, completing headlines, and thwarting the villain. At the end of each game, the superhero with the most fame is the winner and joins the prestigious ranks of The Champions of Zeta City.

 

RunFightorDie
RUN, FIGHT OR DIE!
The undead hordes are back! But this time they’re not miniatures shambling around a modular board – the zombies are coming straight for you! As in most zombie games, you represent a unique character with your own character traits, except in Run, Fight, or Die! you will also have your own individual board with zombies you alone will encounter. Zombies move closer to you every round. You run from location to location, searching for weapons and survivors in a desperate attempt to stay alive. Survivors may bring new skills to help you in your desperate fight for survival, or in some cases, new challenges to overcome. In either case, every survivor provides you victory points. The game ends either when one player finds five survivors and declares the last round, or when a player reaches the town line (and the total Followers in play meets a minimum), or if a player gets bitten and turns. Be careful, some followers may turn against you, while others can slow you down. When it comes right down to it, the choice is simple: Run, Fight, or Die!

 

BlackFleet
BLACK FLEET
Pirates, merchants, and even the occasional captain of a Navy ship all seek glory and fortune on the Caribbean seas!
In the easy-to-play, tactical card-driven board game Black Fleet, you’re in command of three different types of ships: your merchant ship earns you doubloons by conveying goods from one port to another, your pirate ship by attacking and stealing goods from merchants and burying them on islands, and the Navy ships by sinking your opponents’ pirate ships. With your (not-always-honestly-won) money, you’ll improve your ships by buying advancement cards, giving you powerful additional abilities.
Outwit your opponents with fortune cards and combos, earn money faster than they do, and pay the ransom for the governor’s daughter to win the game!

 

AgeofWar
AGE OF WAR
Can you unite the clans amidst the tumult of war? Age of War is a fast-paced dice game for two to six players by world renowned game designer Reiner Knizia. You and your fellow players assume the roles of daimyos competing to unite the warring clans of feudal Japan and assume control of the nation.
During play, you muster troops by rolling seven custom dice, and you use. these troops to lay siege to one of fourteen different castles, each of which requires you to assemble a unique combination of troops in order to conquer it. Castles grant points towards your victory, and you can gain more points by uniting an entire clan. The daimyo with the most support at the game’s end is the victor!

 

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SMASH UP: BIG GEEKY BOX
Smash Up: The Big Geeky Box is a storage case for Smash Up cards that also contains a single faction deck for the game: “The Geeks”, based on the characters and shows on the online Geek and Sundry channel, including TableTop.

 

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CLUE: FIREFLY COLLECTOR’S EDITION
River has been betrayed and handed over to the Alliance!  Now with CLUE®: Firefly Edition, help the Serenity crew discover who is working with the Alliance, what they used to betray River, and where on Serenity the kidnapping took place. Was it Inara with the Med Kit in the Engine Room? Or Mal with the Leather Necklace in the passenger dorm?  Solve the mystery and save River!

 

 

 

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We just received a new shipment of Pop! Vinyls, and they’re ready and waiting for YOU!!!

Our NEWEST ARRIVALS are:
Daenerys and Tyrion from Game of Thrones
Wonder Woman
Predator
Vegeta and Super Saiyan Goku from Dragon Ball Z

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25 years of EC! Newsletter 8/29/14

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EMERALD CITY’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION!!!

That’s right, folks — we haven’t been in the new building for quite a year, but EC has been in business for 25 years in September! Part of the celebration will be a sale on a select category every Monday in September — 25% off, for our 25 years! This Monday, September 1st, will be 25% off all TOYS & STATUES!!! We are open from 11 am to 9 pm Monday (Labor Day). Check our Facebook page or our in-store newsletter or this weekly newsletter for more 25th Anniversary Celebration details, and the other 25% off categories!

 

 

WALKING DEAD SEASON 4 EVENT!!!
Saturday, August 30th, from 11 am to 9 pm

To celebrate the release of AMC’s “The Walking Dead: Season 4″ on Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital on Tuesday, August 26th, Emerald City is having a special, SATURDAY-ONLY WALKING DEAD SALE on Saturday, August 30th!!!

SAVE 25% on select WALKING DEAD action figures, Minimates and paperbacks – SATURDAY ONLY from 11am to 9pm!!!

This is the perfect time to pick up action figures still missing from your collection, dive into the world of Minimates, or just get started (or catch up) on the comic series that started it all!!

 

 

USED BOOK COUPON!!!

This week’s Facebook-only coupon is a great opportunity to save on great used hardcover/softcover books: Buy one Used Book, get a second at HALF PRICE!!! Good until 6 pm Sunday, August 31st.

 

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WOLVERINE RAFFLE & GIVE-AWAY!!!

The next Wednesday Give-Away & Raffle: The FIRST 50 Guests will receive a FREE Death of Wolverine Lithograph by SKOTTIE YOUNG!!!! AND everyone can enter our Wednesday-Only Raffle for a chance to win one of 2 Marvel Select Unmasked Wolverine action figures!!!

 

 

MAGIC THE GATHERING: CASUAL 2015 BOOSTER DRAFT
Saturday, September 6 from 3:00pm – 9:00pm

Come join Emerald City’s first big Magic The Gathering collectable card game event!

Here’s a basic rundown of how a booster draft works: in a booster draft, eight players are seated around a table and each player is given three booster packs. Each player opens a pack, selects a card from it and passes the remaining cards to his or her left. Each player then selects one of the 14 remaining cards from the pack that was just passed to him or her, and passes the remaining cards to the left again. This continues until all of the cards are depleted. The process is repeated with the second and third packs, except that the cards are passed to the right in the second pack. Players then build decks out of any cards that they selected during the drafting and add as many basic lands as they choose. Each deck built this way must have a minimum of 40 cards, including basic lands.

Entry Fee: $15

Time: 90-180 minutes

Attendance: 8 Player Flights/Pods

Prizes: 1st Place = 5 Booster Packs / 2nd Place = 3 Booster Packs / 3rd & 4th Place = 2 Booster Packs

Booster Drafts are an 8-player single elimination event.

We will run multiples of these events for every 8 players registered.

Judge for the event is Katie Temple.

 

 

Oh, and you still have time to vote for Emerald City in Creative Loafing’s Best of the Bay at www.cltampa.com/botb !!! THANKS!!!

 

 

You can also stop in today and still find lots of new surprises and lots of great savings, so come see your friends at Emerald City, where there’s always something new!!!

 

 

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Featured Comic Books:

 

BOBS BURGERS 1
BOBS BURGERS #1
D. E.
(W) Rachel Hastings & Various (A) Frank Forte & Various (CA) Devin Roth
All right! The very first Bob’s Burgers comic book, a new series from the creator of the hit TV show, created by Loren Bouchard! Now you can read about the Belcher family (parents Bob and Linda, and their children Tina, Gene and Louise) in brand-new in-canon stories created by the TV show’s producers, writers and animators creating all original stories appearing exclusively in this comics series. Each comic includes hilarious installments of: “Louise’s Unsolved Mysteries,” “Tina’s Erotic Friend Fiction,” “A Gene Belcher Original Musical,” “Letters Written by Linda” and “Bob’s Burgers of the Day.”
Bob’s Burgers is an American animated sitcom that airs on Fox television with other hits such as The Simpsons and Family Guy!

 

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BRAINSTORM #1 (MR)
FUTURE DUDE
(W) Jeffrey Morris, Ira Livingston (A/CA) Dennis Calero
When weather control experiments go horribly awry, a daring young scientist must face his personal demons to stop a deadly man-made storm of his own creation.  This six-issue mini-series takes you deep into the vortex and beyond-Features art by Dennis Calero (X-Men Noir)!

 

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GIANT ROBOT WARRIOR MAINTENANCE CREW #1 Of(3)
COSMIC TIMES
(W) Nate Hill (A) Mervyn McKoy (CA) Jerry Gaylord
Erica Pratch always wanted to pilot a giant robot, but when she received her rejection notice she opted for the next best thing – working inside of one as part of the maintenance crew. Now along with an eclectic crew of mechanics and misfits she saves the galaxy every day by making sure that, despite the efforts of the inept pilots and an infestation of space parasites, Herotron makes it home from every mission in one piece.

 

HERO CATS 1
HERO CATS #1 MAIN CVR
ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT
(W) Kyle Puttkammer (A/CA) Marcus Williams
Avengers and Justice League move over! The cutest heroes on the planet have arrived! Meet the Hero Cats of Stellar City in this spectacular first issue. Not your ordinary house cats, they’re a tactical action-packed covert team dealing with extraordinary threats to humanity in ways that will amaze. Available with a regular cover and a limited fold-out cover.

 

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POP #1
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Curt Pires (A) Jason Copland (CA) Dylan Todd
What if the world’s pop stars and celebrities were literally products, grown by the world’s wealthiest (and most depraved) minds-and one of them escaped?
As unique as it is entertaining, POP is a white-knuckled thrill ride through the marketing-mastered, technologically tethered tragicomedy we call life.
o Multiversity Comics named Curt Pires a “Creator to Watch in 2013.”
o ComicBook.com named Jason Copland a “Creator to Watch in 2014.”
o Smart and savage! Sexy and scathing!

 

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SUNDOWNERS #1
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Tim Seeley (A) Jim Terry (CA) Chris Brunner
Faster than lightning! Stronger than steel! Crazier than an outhouse rat? Enter the Sundowners-sworn to protect humanity from interdimensional invaders! But is the threat real, or is it all in their heads?
o From Tim Seeley (Revival, Hack/Slash, The Occultist)!
o A dark look at the thin line between heroism and insanity!

 

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WAYWARD #1 CVR A CUMMING & CAMPBELL (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Jim Zub (A) Steven Cummings, John Rauch (CA) Steven Cummings, Ross Campbell
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER FOR A NEW GENERATION!
Rori Lane is trying to start a new life when she reunites with her mother in Japan, but ancient creatures lurking in the shadows of Tokyo sense something hidden deep within her, threatening everything she holds dear. Can Rori unlock the secrets of her power before it’s too late? JIM ZUB (SKULLKICKERS, Samurai Jack), STEVE CUMMINGS (Legends of the Dark Knight, Deadshot), and JOHN RAUCH (INVINCIBLE) team up to create an all-new Image supernatural spectacle that combines the camaraderie and emotion of Buffy the Vampire Slayer with the action and mystery of Hellboy. Don’t miss it!

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

FUSE TP 1
FUSE TP VOL 01
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Antony Johnston (A) Justin Greenwood
22,000 MILES UP, THERE IS NO BACKUP.
Working homicide on an orbiting energy platform, in a five mile long jury-rigged steel city stuffed with a half million people, and no help from your so-called colleagues back on earth, is more than tough…it’s murder.
Cynical, foul-mouthed veteran ANTONY JOHNSTON (UMBRAL, Wasteland) gets partnered with fresh-faced idealist JUSTIN GREENWOOD (Wasteland, Resurrection) for a new crime series with serious attitude!

 

INVINCIBLE DAYS HC
INVINCIBLE DAYS HC
NBM
(W/A/CA) Patrick Atangan
From the artist of The Yellow Jar, this collection of short stories forms a singular narrative that reveals the tiny moments when you realize you are at the precious end-days of youth. Atangan creates an intricate mosaic from his own childhood memories as well as those gathered from friends and family. Bittersweet, joyful and reflective, these are the type of marking moments that best define us as adults.

 

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DEADPOOL VS CARNAGE TP
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Salva Espin, Aaron Kim Jacinto (CA) Glenn Fabry
Come one, come all, for the bloodiest showdown the Marvel Universe has ever seen! It’s two red-suited madmen for the price of one when Deadpool takes on Carnage in the ultimate battle of good-crazy vs. bad-crazy! Will Carnage spread Deadpool all over the landscape? Or will Deadpool talk the scarlet sociopath’s ear off? Find out in this blood-soaked brouhaha for the ages! Plus: Cletus Kasady is behind bars, and the Carnage symbiote is in quarantine! But we all know that’s never going to last, right? Cletus has been evaluated, imprisoned and even lobotomized. Carnage has been sampled, cloned, poked and prodded. But they’ve had enough! It’s time to get the band back together! It’s a return to bloody, murderous form for the deadliest killer in the Marvel Universe! Collecting DEADPOOL VS. CARNAGE #1-4 and SUPERIOR CARNAGE ANNUAL #1.

 

NEW WARRIORS TP 1
NEW WARRIORS TP VOL 01 KIDS ARE ALL FIGHT
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Christopher Yost (A) Marcus To, Nick Roche (CA) Ramon K. Perez
Warriors reborn! Speedball and Justice gather a group of young heroes including Sun Girl, Hummingbird, the new Nova and a couple of fresh faces to stop the latest threat to the Marvel Universe! Atlanteans, Inhumans, Morlocks, clones and hundreds of other so-called “superior” beings are living among normal humans – but not everyone is pleased about that. The High Evolutionary has raised an army to combat the evolution of humanity – and the New Warriors are locked in his deadly sights! If it’s not human, it dies – but why? And what do the mighty Evolutionaries want with Nova? As worldwide genocide approaches and Nova encounters the captive Scarlet Spider, the Second Evolutionary War begins! Can the Warriors stop worldwide genocide? Should they? How many lives would you sacrifice to save all of humanity? Guest-starring the Avengers! Collecting NEW WARRIORS (2014) #1-6.

 

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PATHFINDER ADVENTURE CARD GAME:  SKULL & SHACKLES BASE SET
All Hands on Deck!

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

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

*Pick up the game and join us for the Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild beginning Wednesday, Septemeber 3rd! Please check out our events calendar or facebook for more information!

 

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SHADOWRUN: CROSSFIRE
The shadows of the Sixth World have every kind of danger you can imagine: ultra-violent gangers, flesh-eating ghouls, mages that summon spirits from toxic waste, backstabbing corporate raiders, hard-nosed police officers, and even dragons. You don’t have much — mainly your guts, your wits, and your friends — but maybe that’s enough. Between you and your teammates, you can sling spells, hack the Matrix, talk a tiger out of his stripes, and bring down a charging ork from a hundred yards away. Will that be enough to face down the worst the mean streets can throw at you? You’re about to find out.

Shadowrun: Crossfire is a cooperative deck-building card game for two to four players set in the gritty, cyberpunk fantasy world of Shadowrun. Play a shadowrunner team and take on tough jobs such as protecting a client who’s marked for death, shooting your way out of downtown when a run goes sour, or facing down a dragon. In each game you’ll improve your deck with a mix of strategies, while earning Karma to give your character cyber upgrades, physical augmentations, magical initiations, weapons training and Edge.

 

 

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MUNCHKIN ADVENTURE TIME
In Munchkin Adventure Time, players can help Finn, Jake, Lumpy Space Princess, and friends navigate the perils – and the rewards! – of the Land of Ooo. Will “Oh my glob – look out!” be the last thing Adventure Time fans hear from Princess Bubblegum? Or will Finn and Jake save the day with a sturdy sword and a hearty “Slamacow!”?

Munchkin Adventure Time is both a standalone game and an expansion for other titles in the vast Munchkin family.

 

 

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SHINOBI CLANS
As a ruthless and cunning shinobi clan master, you lead your team of ninjas on secret missions that decide between life and death for dangerous ronin, noble daimyos and powerful shoguns. Recruit the most skilled assassins, arm them with the deadliest weapons, and devise plans that will outwit your rivals on your way to becoming the most feared and prosperous ninja clan of them all!

Shinobi Clans is a strategic card game for 3-5 players. As ninja clan leaders, players must master all facets of ninja warfare: Secretly select missions on targets that promise the biggest rewards with the least opposition. Muster the most suitable ninjas and weapons by card drafting. Position them tactically through a card stack mechanism that can disrupt your enemy’s plans. Use secret unit deployment to your advantage and hope the other clans’ spies don’t uncover your strategy…

Until the final reveal, your clan’s actions and motivations are shrouded in mystery. Can you throw the other clans off your trail while getting the job done? When the smoke clears, your schemes, ambition, and skill will be evident – but will they prevail?

 

 

 

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BRAVEST WARRIORS CO-OPERATIVE DICE GAME
In the year 3085, four teenage heroes-for-hire and their pals warp through the universe to save adorable aliens and their worlds. When evil gets all fancy, they break that biz down…for hope!

In the Bravest Warriors Co-operative Dice Game, you take on the role of one of the Bravest Warriors or one of their best pals. Working together, you’ll try to overcome Events and Encounters seen in Bravest Warriors episodes using your Portals and Special Abilities. Encounters require various symbols to beat them, and those symbols are found on the twelve custom dice, which are divided up between the players as evenly as possible. Each player rolls her own dice, but once rolled the dice are pooled together to use them as best you can as a team. If you don’t roll what you need, you can play Portal cards (as seen in the “Sugarbellies” episode of the show) or use your character’s Special Abilities. Conversion Portals, Re-Roll Portals, Gift Portals and more can make the difference between success and failure.

 

 

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ADVENTURE TIME CARD WARS: PRINCESS BUBBLEGUM VS LUMPY SPACE PRINCESS
Adventure Time: Card Wars – Princess Bubblegum vs. Lumpy Space Princess is another standalone two-player game that continues the Adventure Time: Card Wars series. This time, Princess Bubblegum and her NiceLands deck take on Lumpy Space Princess’s totally rad dual-Landscape deck in a royal rumble.

NiceLands Creatures are all about using the damage on them to make them better. Most Creatures are looking for a particular sweet spot of damage. Sometimes you will want to heal damage from your Creatures to get them there. But sometimes you might actually damage your own Creatures to get them to that sweet spot. This new deck not only brings a new Landscape to the mix, but a whole new style of play.

Lumpy Space Princess’s deck is a Useless Swamps and Blue Plains deck. This is the first time a Collector’s Pack has featured something other than a mono-color deck. The Useless Swamp side of the deck is themed around discarding cards to power up your Creature abilities. Which is never a bad thing for the swampy side, as they thrive when they have built up a sizable discard pile.

The Blue Plains side of the deck is themed around replacing Creatures you control. Many of the Creatures in this half of the deck get killer bonuses for replacing Creatures that were already in play. It complements the Useless Swamp desire for a large discard pile as well. Such synergy!

 

 

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Toys / Collectables
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ARYAROBB
GAME OF THRONES FIGURE ARYA STARK/ ROBB STARK
DARK HORSE COMICS

Dark Horse has rocked the collectibles world with its series of stunning Game of Thrones figures. Sculpted and painted with painstaking detail, these 7-8 inch figures capture the character of the show and the likenesses of the HBO series cast.

 

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SCRIBBLENAUTS UNMASKED BMB MINI FIGURES SER 3
DC COMICS

In Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure, Maxwell unites with Batman, Superman and the rest of the Justice League to restore order to the DC Comics Universe. Each tray contains 24 pieces of 11 different figures (some rarer than others), including Yellow Lantern Sinestro, Kyle Rayner, Reverse Flash, and MORE!
Each Measures Approximately 2.25″ Tall

 

BLOODYDARYL
POP WALKING DEAD BIKER DARYL PX VINYL FIG BLOODY VER
FUNKO

A PREVIEWS Exclusive! Daryl, the fan-favorite character from AMC’s The Walking Dead, is yours to collect with a new figure in Funko’s best-selling POP! The Walking Dead Vinyl Figure line that you can get only through PREVIEWS! Biker Daryl is available in a bloody edition that stand 3 3/4″ tall and feature the urban, stylized design that have made these vinyl figures so popular. Window box packaging.

 

LINK
LEGEND OF ZELDA TWILIGHT PRINCESS LINK
DARK HORSE COMICS

Link is the main protagonist of the Legend of Zelda series. Adept with his sword, the Master Sword, he evolves through various versions of the game. This figure depicts Link as he appears in Twilight Princess.
The Link figure measures 10″ high on, sculpted base. Meticulously detailed and has been approved by Nintendo in Japan. Dark Horse has been named the exclusive North American distributor.

 

ARSENALRED HOOD
DC COMICS NEW 52 ARSENAL/RED HOOD AF
DC COMICS

From the designs seen in DC Comics RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS, come the next wave of action figures from DC Collectibles. Renegade ex-Robin Jason Todd, exiled Tamaranian princess Starfire and disavowed Green Arrow protege Roy Harper all unite to take on whatever this or any other planet has to throw at them.
ARSENAL – 6.75″
RED HOOD – 6.75″

 

GODZILLA
GODZILLA 12-IN LONG 1994 VER AF
NECA

From NECA. To celebrate the recent Godzilla motion picture, NECA begins to explore the classic decade-spanning franchise. Their first offering is based on the 1994 movie version of the beloved monster Godzilla from Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla. The figure stands over 6″ H, with a head-to-tail measurement of over 12″ L. It features incredible detail and nearly 30 points of articulation.

 

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Best of the Bay! Newsletter 8/22/14

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VOTE FOR EMERALD CITY COMICS ON CREATIVE LOAFING’S BEST OF THE BAY!!!

http://www.cltampa.com/botb

We just voted for Creative Loafing’s Best of the Bay… and we hope YOU will, too!!! Voting ends August 31st at 11:59pm!!!

If you were so inclined, you COULD vote for Emerald City under the following categories:
Best Local Website: emeraldcitycomics.com
Best Local Facebook Page: Facebook.com/Emeraldcitycomics
Best Independent Retailer: Emerald City Comics
Best Store Staff: Emerald City Comics
Best Local Bookstore: Emerald City Comics
We even wrote in “Best Local Comics Store (Emerald City)” under “Best Category we Forgot”!!!

In case you need suggestions for the other categories, it may help to know that EC chose the following:
Best Local TV Newsperson: T.M. Powell, CW44 Media Critic
Best Local Morning Show: 44 On the Town
Best Local Personality to Follow on Twitter: Jimmy Palmiotti (@jpalmiotti)
Best Local Fiction Writer: Jimmy Palmiotti
Best Local Visual Artist: Amanda Conner
Best Museum of Art: Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg
Best Museum Art Exhibit: Comics: A SuperPOWered History (Dunedin Historical Museum)

THANK YOU for inspiring us to be our best!!! We appreciate your support!!!

 

 

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NEW GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE THIS WEDNESDAY!!! FREE ROCKET STICKER 5-PACK & SPIDEY POP! VINYL RAFFLE!!!

The FIRST 25 guests at 11am – and AGAIN at 7pm – on Wednesday, August 27th, will receive a FREE ROCKET RACCOON 5-PACK of stickers!!! These amazing stickers feature everyone’s favorite space raccoon (?!?) in five assorted action poses!!!

PLUS…

ALL GUESTS can enter our WEDNESDAY-ONLY RAFFLE for a chance to win one of 3 SPIDER-MAN Pop! Vinyl figures!!! It’s the perfect way to end our “Bring Your Pop! Vinyls to Work Week” Contest, and to celebrate “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”’s home video release!

The winning ballots will be drawn on Friday, August 29th at 11am.

Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! (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.)

 

Speaking of Rocket: it looks like he grabbed our camera before he left after our Guardians of the Galaxy event and took some selfies! Check ‘em out:

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DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ENCOUNTERS: THE LOST MINE OF PHANDELVER (PART 1)
Wednesday, August 27 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm
FREE!

EC will be running a casual Wizards of the Coast event.

We are running the first part of the Lost Mine of Phandelver — the introductory adventure in the new Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set (5th Edition).

There will be 4 scheduled tables* and up to 5 players per table. We will be using the characters supplied within the starter edition. Players should bring dice — and hey, we sell tons of nifty dice if you need some!

Players will be added to tables on a first come, first serve basis.

Come out and experience the new Dungeons & Dragons and have a great time with us here at EC!

* Subject to change. DCI numbers for Wizards of the Coast will be supplied if you do not have one.

 

 

THIS JUST IN!!! NEW DISCOUNT BOOKS @ 50% OFF!!!

EC just got a large selection of new hard/softcover books, available to you for 50% OFF the cover price!!!

Here are just a few highlights:

DC’s “Wednesday Comics” over-sized hardcover (cover price $49.99 and selling “New” on Amazon for $44.99) for only $25.00!!!
“Watchmen” hardcover by Moore & Gibbons
“JLA Earth 2″ Deluxe hardcover by Morrison & Quitely
“Spaceman” Deluxe hardcover by Azzarello & Risso
“Tales of the Batman” hardcover by Tim Sale, et.al.
“The Steve Ditko Omnibus” Vols. 1 and 2 hardcovers
and many, many MORE!!!

Quantities are limited, so be sure to stop in today and grab these before they’re gone!!!

 

 

THIS JUST IN!!! BOWEN DESIGN STATUES!!!

EC has just acquired a large collection of statues on commission and you’re going to love these impressive pieces from Bowen Designs!!!

All your favorites are here: Deadpool! Harley Quinn! Wolverine! Thanos! Zatanna! Apocalypse! Ghost Rider! Sentinel … and MORE!!!

They are ready for sale now, so come in to EC today and grab these before they’re gone!!!

 

 

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Featured Comic Books:

DELINQUENTS 1

DELINQUENTS #1 (OF 4) REG RIVERA
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
(W) James Asmus, Fred Van (A) Kano (CA) Paolo Rivera
Confrontation! Devastation! Inebriation! (And the lost secret of the hobos too!) Oh dear god no, you’d better get out of the way…because here come the Delinquents!
Quantum and Woody are the world’s worst superhero team. Archer & Armstrong are a mismatched pair of conspiracy-busting adventurers. When a mysterious force collides these ill-suited and irresponsible “heroes” for a cross-country race through the darkest corners of American mythology, all hell is bound to break loose. Can two busted pairs become four of kind in time to defeat the Hobo King, save the day, and make it back home in time for Happy Hour? Let’s hope so…’cause these guys make a really, really bad team. (And you don’t even want to know about the goat.)

 

 

FADE OUT 1

FADE OUT #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Ed Brubaker (A/CA) Sean Phillips, Elizabeth Breitweiser
The first project from their groundbreaking five-year deal at Image will have Brubaker and Phillips fans, old and new, at the edge of their seats, as they weave an epic crime story unlike anything they’ve done before.
Hollywood – 1948. A noir film stuck in endless reshoots. A writer plagued with nightmares from the war and a dangerous secret. An up-and-coming starlet’s suspicious death. And a maniacal Studio Mogul and his Security Chief who will do anything to keep the cameras rolling before the Post-War boom days come crashing down. THE FADE OUT is the most ambitious series yet from the award-winning Noir Masters.
Bonus: This 40-PAGE FIRST ISSUE features more story pages, as well as exclusive back pages articles that are only in these single issues!

 

 

JUSTICE INC 1

JUSTICE INC #1 (OF 6) MAIN ROSS
D. E.
(W) Michael Uslan (A) Giovanni Timpano (CA) Alex Ross
An airliner vanishes en route without a trace! It’s the crisis that brings together, in a historic team-up for the first time ever, Street & Smith’s super-star trinity: The Shadow! Doc Savage! The Avenger! This historic cross-over is 75 years in the making, JUSTICE, INC. begins here, spawned by a horrific tragedy of death and destruction secretly orchestrated by some of the most powerful and unexpected villains in the history of the pulps! Chapter 1 (of 6): “The Time Machine!”

 

 

LITTLE NEMO 1

LITTLE NEMO RETURN TO SLUMBERLAND #1
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Eric Shanower (A/CA) Gabriel Rodriguez
An all-new, all-ages series full of magic and whimsy from award-winning creators Eric Shanower (Adventures in Oz) and Gabriel Rodriguez (Locke & Key)! Spinning out of Winsor McKay’s brilliant early 20th century strip, Little Nemo in Slumberland sees King Morpheus’ daughter, in the Royal Palace of Slumberland, select her next-playmate: Nemo! Only Nemo has no interest in being anyone’s playmate, dream or no dream!

 

 

MULTIVERSITY 1

MULTIVERSITY #1
DC COMICS
(W) Grant Morrison (A/CA) Ivan Reis, Joe Prado
The biggest adventure in DC’s history is here!
Join visionary writer Grant Morrison, today’s most talented artists, and a cast of unforgettable characters from 52 alternative Earths of the known DC Multiverse! Prepare to meet the Vampire League of Earth-43, the Justice Riders of Earth-18, Superdemon, Doc Fate, the super-sons of Superman and Batman, the rampaging Retaliators of Earth-8, the Atomic Knights of Justice, Dino-Cop, Sister Miracle, Lady Quark, the legion of Sivanas, the Nazi New Reichsmen of Earth-10 and the latest, greatest Super Hero of Earth-Prime: YOU!
Comprising six complete adventures – each set in a different parallel universe – plus a two-part framing story and a comprehensive guidebook to the many worlds of the Multiverse, THE MULTIVERSITY is more than just a multipart comic-book series. It’s a cosmos spanning, soul-shaking experience that puts YOU on the frontline in the Battle for All Creation against the demonic destroyers known as the Gentry!
In issue #1, pencilled by superstar artist Ivan Reis (AQUAMAN, JUSTICE LEAGUE), President Superman of Earth-23 uncovers a threat to all Reality so apocalyptic it will take a team of incredible heroes from across the Multiverse to face it – including Captain Carrot, like you’ve never seen him before!
But even with a multitude of alternate worlds to choose from, where every variation is possible, can anyone hope to prevail against the onslaught of ultimate evil and undying hatred – in the unstoppable form of a one-time cosmic defender with unimaginable powers?! Join us, if you dare, for the beginning of THE MULTIVERSITY!

 

 

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SENSATION COMICS FEATURING WONDER WOMAN #1
DC COMICS
(W) Gail Simone, Amanda Deibert (A) Ethan Van, Cat Staggs (CA) Ethan Van
Diana Prince: Amazon warrior, ambassador to Man’s world, or champion of women in need? All of the above! This digital-first anthology series will bring some of comics’ greatest talents to Themyscira, and give them leave to explore Diana, her world – and ours!
Gail Simone and Ethan Van Sciver kick things off when Oracle calls for help after the entire Bat-Family gets sidelined. But when Wonder Woman steps into the breach, Gotham City’s criminals get the surprise of their lives! Then, Amanda Deibert and Cat Staggs take Diana to school, where she meets her biggest fan!

 

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

BRAVEST WARRIORS SEARCH FOR CATBUG HC

BRAVEST WARRIORS SEARCH FOR CATBUG HC (C: 1-0-1)
PERFECT SQUARE
(W) Chris “Doc” Wyatt (A) Various (CA) TBD
Featuring more than 25 artists, this is a new one-of-a-kind art book in the style of a classic seek & find from Perfect Square featuring the Bravest Warriors.
Catbug ate some weird new cubes of food that caused him to lose what little control he already had over his jump abilities! Now he’s careening through dimensions, unable to stop! Help the Bravest Warriors travel the galaxy and find Catbug. Just don’t eat any of those cube snacks or you might end up lost too!

 

 

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DEAD LETTERS TP VOL 01
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Christopher Sebela (A/CA) Chris Visions
WHY WE LOVE IT: Here at BOOM! Studios, crime is in our blood. From our comic-turned-feature film 2 GUNS to our critically acclaimed series HIT, we’ve always had a passion for all things noir. DEAD LETTERS is the next step in our exploration of the genre.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Creators Christopher Sebela (Ghost, High Crimes) and new-comer Chris Visions have combined to create a perfectly moody tale that will evoke memories of your favorite noir story-then turn it on its head. Don’t miss out on a wholly unique take on crime fiction perfect for fans of Richard Stark’s Parker, Criminal, and Fell. “Christopher Sebela writes this thing to damn near perfection. …overall, this book looks supreme.” IGN
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Waking up in a fleabag motel with bandaged arms and a revolver on his desk, Sam doesn’t remember a thing-not how he got here, where here is, or who he is. But the armed men knocking on his door do and Sam will have to use every trick from his forgotten repertoire to outrun and outsmart his way through a hard-boiled wonderland of gang wars, femme fatales, and big secrets. Collects issues #1-4.

 

 

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LOKI AGENT OF ASGARD TP VOL 01 TRUST ME
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Al Ewing (A) Lee Garbett (CA) Jenny Frison
Kid Loki’s all grown up – and the God of Mischief is stronger, smarter, sexier and just plain sneakier than ever before. As Asgardia’s one-man secret service, he’s ready to lie, cheat, steal, bluff and snog his way through the twistiest, turniest and most treacherous missions the All-Mother can throw at him – starting with a heart-stopping heist on Avengers Tower! And that’s just the beginning as Loki takes on Lorelei in Monte Carlo’s casinos and heads back to the dawn of Asgard to join its greatest heroes on a quest for a certain magical sword! But when he puts together a crew to crack the deepest dungeons of Asgardia itself, there may be one plot twist too many for even Loki to handle! Collecting LOKI: AGENT OF ASGARD #1-5 and material from ALL-NEW MARVEL NOW! POINT ONE #1.

 

 

PUNISHER TP 1

PUNISHER TP VOL 01 BLACK AND WHITE
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Nathan Edmondson (A/CA) Mitch Gerads
For years the Punisher waged war on crime in New York – but a lead on a major source of drugs, weapons and more has set his sights due west! Frank Castle is in the City of Angels, taking on the powerful Dos Sols gang – but when he discovers their newest weapon, it’s bad news…for him! Now the Punisher must duke it out with A.I.M., even as the Dos Sols’ takeover of Los Angeles begins and war breaks out in the streets! Will the city burn, or can Frank fight fire with fire? And even if Frank can overcome A.I.M. and the Dos Sols, can he escape the tightening noose of the Howling Commandos? Caught between a posse of Punisher predators and the targets of his own one-man war, Frank’s manifest destiny may be a shallow grave! Collecting PUNISHER (2014) #1-6.

 

 

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SHADOWMAN END TIMES TP
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
(W) Peter Milligan (A) Valentine DeLandro (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli
Death comes to all…
Jack Boniface thinks that he’s finally fixed his life – and the source of the dark power inside him. But when a figure from the past emerges to reveal the troubling truth about his destiny, the latest Shadowman will be forced to run a gauntlet of his darkest fears realized: the rise of a wild new pantheon of Voodoo loas… the return of his father, Josiah…and the earthly restoration of his oldest and deadliest enemy, Master Darque. Make no mistake – doom is coming for Shadowman…and the devastating consequences are about to lead Jack Boniface to a perilous turning point!
Collecting the oversized SHADOWMAN: END TIMES #1-3, the end times begin right here as master storyteller Peter Milligan (Hellblazer, X-Statix) and red-hot artist Valentine De Landro (X-Factor) push New Orleans’ nocturnal guardian over the edge…and into a sinister new adventure!

 

 

 

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Back Issues / Vintage Comics
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Kind of a slow week for collections, honestly. I’ve got a first print set of the original Marvel Zombies miniseries — that one will cost you $45 for all five issues.

We’ve got a Savage She-Hulk #1 in very fine/fine (7.0) condition for $20. That one is the first appearance of the She-Hulk — she’s a lawyer you know.

And on the slightly more expensive side of the spectrum, we have a copy of Marvel Premiere #15 in very fine+ (8.5) condition for $200. That one is the first appearance of the Iron Fist — he’s a Kung Fu master you know.

 

 

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DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS PLAYER’S HANDBOOK (5th EDITION)

The D&D designers have said that they wanted this edition to feel like a distillation of all the elements from previous editions that made D&D feel like D&D. We think they succeeded! They’ve taken the stripped-down old-school feel of the oldest editions and matched it with some of the rock-solid rules mechanics and fun flourishes from the newest editions. For new players, continuing players, and even players that have strayed away over the years, we think everyone is going to find something to love about this edition that unites all the editions!

Here’s what the publisher has to say to you about it:
Everything a player needs to create heroic characters for the world’s greatest roleplaying game.
The Player’s Handbook is the essential reference for every Dungeons & Dragons roleplayer. It contains rules for character creation and advancement, backgrounds and skills, exploration and combat, equipment, spells, and much more. Use this book to create exciting characters from among the most iconic D&D races and classes.
Dungeons & Dragons immerses you in a world of adventure. Explore ancient ruins and deadly dungeons. Battle monsters while searching for legendary treasures. Gain experience and power as you trek across uncharted lands with your companions.
The world needs heroes. Will you answer the call?

 

 

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DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS FANTASY MINIATURES: ICONS OF THE REALMS SET 1
Collect all 44 miniatures found in the D&D Icons of the Realms: Tyranny of Dragons boosters. Found in 4 figure blind booster packs, and inspired by the Tyranny of Dragons storyline, you’ll find dragons, kobold fighters, bugbears, wraiths, mind flayers, and many more iconic D&D characters guaranteed to level up your tabletop roleplaying game experience.

 

LEGENDARYENCOUNTERS
LEGENDARY ENCOUNTERS: AN ALIEN DECK BUILDING GAME
Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game, based on the four movies of the Alien series, is a fully cooperative game with original art. While based on the Marvel superheroes version of Legendary, the two games will be compatible but cannot be fully integrated.

Legendary Encounters is a deck-building game in the same family as Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game, but now players must cooperate in order to survive against hordes of aliens. Taking on the role of protagonists such as Ripley, Dallas, Bishop and Corporal Hicks, players take turns recruiting cards for their deck from a central selection in order to improve their deck and defeat Xenomorph cards that are added to the central game board.

 

KINGSFORGE
KING’S FORGE
The Chamberlain is searching the realm for a new “Craftmaster to the King” and sets a contest for all of the smiths and crafters in the land. The first one to forge four items from a list of the King’s favorite weapons and trinkets will be honored as First Among Crafters and Smiths. But watch out, because the other crafters and smiths will try to outdo you at every opportunity. Are you ready to forge your destiny?

In King’s Forge, players are craftsmen and craftswomen seeking to become the favorite of the King. A variety of dice represent the raw materials (metal, wood, gems, and enchantment) and those same dice can be used to gather new dice and purchase roll-modifiers, or saved and rolled in an attempt to meet the requirements to craft the items on the King’s list. An early lead is not a sure path to victory and other players will out-maneuver and out-build you whenever possible. Careful dice management, advance planning, fierce competition, and nail-biting luck will carry you to winner’s circle.

 

 

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ALIEN UPRISING
Tensions have been high with the alien “bug” races of the galaxy – the Zothren – and your ship has crash landed on the planet Hive IV, one of the more renegade “bug” planets. You quickly set up perimeter force fields and begin surveying the surrounding terrain for debris from your ship, only to find it scattered everywhere. Then you see them – at first only a few “bug” scouts, but then the numbers begin to increase all around you: archers, slashers, and even the monstrous brutes. This is more than a scouting party; this is a war party! They begin to attack the shields as the crew starts to retrieve debris. The SOS has been sent and a ship in the sector has responded, but can it get to you before the “bugs” overwhelm your crew? Can you repair parts of the ship and use it as a defense? Can you repair the hull and fire up the engine to lift off? It’s all in the hands of the crew – your hands.

In Alien Uprising, the player crew must either hold off the Zothren attacks until the rescue ship arrives, or repair the ship and lift off from the hostile planet before being destroyed. To achieve either of these goals, the crew must work together, using their unique skills and chosen actions to perform a number of tasks, defend themselves, and retrieve and repair equipment and the ship.

To establish the actions available each turn, the first player rolls custom dice, then each player chooses an action for the turn, starting with the first player. The available actions include combat, engineering, reload/recharge first aid, scout, and wild; the dice also have an alien icon that shows the speed of the enemy while limiting the actions that players have available to them. Players also have unique character skills, and the game can be set to higher levels of difficulty for more experienced players.

 

 

 

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Toys / Collectables
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GOTRING

GAME OF THRONES TARGARYEN, BARATHEON, AND STARK RING SZ 10
OLGA GANOUDIS DESIGNS

Choose your affiliations wisely in the battle for the Iron Throne of Westeros with these stunning replicas of the jewelry worn by the characters in HBO’s Game of Thrones. Choose from House Baratheon, House Targaryen, or House Stark.

 

HARLEY

BATMAN ARKHAM ASYLUM HARLEY QUINN STATUE
DC COMICS
SCULPTED BY JACK MATHEWS

Laughter may be the best medicine, but with this caregiver you just might die laughing. Based on her Nurse’s Costume from the best-selling video game Batman: Arkham Asylum, Harley Quinn’s ready to deliver doses of maniacal medicine.
Limited Edition of 5,200
Measures Approximately 9.5″ Tall

 

TMNT
TMNT CLASSIC COLLECTOR AF 2014
PLAYMATES

For fans of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Playmates’ TMNT Classic Collector Action Figures are the most articulated Turtles ever done! The style and look is based on the original television series from the 1980s, appealing to fans who grew up with the Turtles. All four Turtles are 6″ tall and include their signature weapon accessories and a personalized base. Blister card packaging.

 

ROBO
ROBOCOP W/JETPACK ULTRA DLX 7IN AF
NECA

By popular demand, the future of law enforcement gets the deluxe treatment! Robocop has a new look, and some of the most requested accessories from the fan and collector community. The Jetpack, as seen in Robocop 3, attaches to the figure’s back and comes complete with a cannon arm, just like in the film. As a bonus, the figure also includes the Cobra Assault Cannon from the original 1987 film! The cannon is compatible with this figure as well as all of NECA’s previous Robocop figure releases. The 7″ figure itself sports an all-new deco to reflect the character’s bluer color scheme in the sequel films.

 

 

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THIRD Guardians give-away and raffle! Newsletter 8/15/14

 

 

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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY RAFFLE & GIVE-AWAY PART 3!!!
Wednesday, August 20 at 11:00am and 7:00pm

Based on the response we’ve received from our guests, we’ve decided to have yet another “Guardians of the Galaxy” Raffle & Give-Away event!!! And, again, we have ALL-NEW PRIZES!!!

The first 21 guests at 11am – and again at 7pm – on Wednesday, August 20th, will receive a “Guardians of the Galaxy” 6-pack of stickers!!! These are the same stickers we featured in the Groot’s Treasure Hunt event! Everyone went absolutely crazy over them, so we figured, why not just give some away?!

PLUS…

ALL GUESTS can enter our WEDNESDAY-ONLY RAFFLE for a chance to win one of three Star Lord Battle Gear Sets(which is for kids, but if you have a smaller noggin you might be able to pull it off)! This item is NOT EVEN AVAILABLE IN OUR STORE, so you don’t want to miss out on this!!!

The winning ballots will be drawn on Friday, August 22nd at 11am.

Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER!
(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.)

 

 

BRING YOUR POP! VINYLS TO WORK WEEK!!!
August 17-23

POP! VINYLS have taken over Emerald City!!! So, why not your office, den, school room, car or media center, too?

Take part in our Bring Your Pop! Vinyls to Work Week contest!

Here’s how it works:
1. Bring your Pop! Vinyls to work (obvs!), or school, or home, or anywhere you can imagine! (Don’t have any? We can totally solve that problem!)
2. Take a picture of it (or them) and post it to our Emerald City Comics Facebook page between August 17-23 (be sure to tag yourself so that your friends can see and vote)!
3. The most “likes” per category (see below) will be the winner!!! (You can label your category in your post, if you’d like.)

There will be four winners total (1 for each category), and each winner will receive a $25 Emerald City Gift Certificate (which you can then use for even more Pop! Vinyls, if you’d like, of course)!

You can win in one of four categories:
Most Creative
Funniest
Best Group Shot
Best Display

The winners will be announced on Monday, August 25th!!

Pop in to EC and grab your Pop! Vinyls today!!! We can’t wait to see your submissions!!! Good Luck!!!

 

 

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Click here for new releases!

 

 

Featured Comic Books:

 

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DARK AGES #1 (OF 4)
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Dan Abnett (A/CA) I. N. J. Culbard
The medieval world is locked in war. As a godless mercenary company slogs across Europe in search of sustenance and coin, they encounter a demonic force born not of hell, but of somewhere else entirely!
o From the creators of Vertigo’s The New Deadwardians!
o Starship Troopers meets Kingdom of Heaven!
o From New York Times best-selling author Dan Abnett!

 

 

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DEAD AT 17 BLASPHEMY THRONE #1 (OF 7)
IMAGE COMICS
(W/A/CA) Josh Howard
IT’S ALL BEEN LEADING TO THIS – THE FINAL CHAPTER TO THE DEAD@17 SAGA BEGINS HERE!
For the last 10 years, Nara Kilday has gone up against the worst Hell has to offer, losing many friends and allies along the way. Now she faces her greatest threat: an unholy pact between her oldest nemesis and the Great Beast. While the world is thrown into chaos, Nara remains helpless, captive to an unknown force, the secret to victory hidden somewhere in her past. The countdown to Earth’s final hours has begun.

 

 

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TRANSFORMERS PRIMACY #1
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Chris Metzen, Flint Dille (A/CA) Livio Ramondelli
THE WAR FOR CYBERTRON! Optimus Prime versus Megatron. Autobots versus Decepticons. At the dawn of the conflict, battle lines are drawn and sides are set… now legends will be made. The war that would define a planet begins in earnest-and its revelations will shake the TRANSFORMERS’ world to the core!

 

 

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GODZILLA CATACLYSM #1 (OF 5)
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Dave Wachter
Years have passed since the monster apocalypse nearly destroyed mankind. Now it is merely a distant, nightmarish memory for Hiroshi, an elder in one of the few remaining tribes of humans. Little does Hiroshi know that the apocalypse is not over, and that his memories of the past may yet save the future!

 

 

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NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #2
DC COMICS
(W) Sean Ryan (A/CA) Jeremy P. Roberts
Trapped inside Russia with no hope of rescue, the Squad does what they do best: go out with a bang!

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

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BATMAN EARTH ONE TP
DC COMICS
(W) Geoff Johns (A) Gary Frank, Jonathan Sibal (CA) Gary Frank
The spectacular original graphic novel by writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank, the acclaimed team behind SUPERMAN: SECRET ORIGIN and the SHAZAM! stories in JUSTICE LEAGUE! In the tradition of SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE, this tale gives new insight into Bruce Wayne’s first year as THE DARK KNIGHT. In this all-new take on the Batman mythos, Bruce Wayne is on the hunt for his parents’ killer. His target? The Mayor of Gotham City! Plus, who is Alfred Pennyworth – and why is he so determined to put an end to the Batman?

 

 

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GI JOE SILENT INTERLUDE 30TH ANNV ED HC
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Larry Hama (A) Steve Leialoha, Larry Hama (CA) Larry Hama, Klaus Janson
SILENT INVASION! The story that defined a generation-G.I. JOE #21: remastered from the original art and lovingly recolored to the highest of contemporary standards. This wordless issue introduced the world to SNAKE EYE’s mysterious nemesis STORM SHADOW and his ARASHIKAGE NINJA-and they’ve never looked better. Plus-an unprecedented glimpse of Larry Hama’s original layouts and Steve Leialoha’s finishes, and a look behind the scenes of the comic’s creation-and at its enduring legacy!

 

 

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KINGS WATCH TP VOL 01
D. E.
(W) Jeff Parker (A/CA) Marc Laming
Flash Gordon, The Phantom, and Mandrake the Magician are together again… for the first time! When strange phenomena fill the skies and all humanity shares the same nightmarish vision, three iconic heroes rush headlong into danger to save us all! While playboy adventurer Flash Gordon uncover an alien menace, the ghostly jungle champion known as
The Phantom faces murderous creatures in the African wild. But it’s only Mandrake, a stage performer in touch with the mystic realms, who knows how these horrors are related… and how they threaten to shatter the Earth. Brought together through the efforts of reporter Dale Arden, the eccentric Professor Zarkov, and man-of-action Lothar, the heroes must overcome the Cult of the Cobra and their otherworldly allies!
Collects issues 1-5 along with Jeff Parker’s original script to issue #1, character sketches, a complete cover gallery and more

 

 

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Back Issues / Vintage Comics
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Well … we’ve got a set of Blackest Night here. All eight issues, all first prints, all yours for $40.

We’ve got a Constantine New 52 series #1 for $10, he’s got his own tee-vee program coming out soon, you know.

Not sure if you’ve heard of this Guardians of the Galaxy picture, but it’s quite popular. If you were interested, we have their first ever appearance in Marvel Super-Heroes #18, it’s a fine+ (6.5) and it’s $375.

Hey, lookit! We’ve got the first appearance of Starlord in Marvel Preview #4 in a very fine+ (8.5) for $400.

If space raccoons are more your thing we’ve also got the first Rocket Raccoon (that’s Marvel Preview #7, the REAL first appearance of Rocket). It’s $200 in very good (4.0) condition.

By the time you read this these comics may already have sold! Don’t be forced to wallow in regret, come buy them now!

 

 

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Games
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THE STRANGE RPG: CORE RULEBOOK
Explore. Defend. Create.

Beneath the orbits and atoms of our natural universe lies a network of dark energy. Those who have learned to access and navigate this chaotic sea have discovered an almost endless set of “recursions” in the shoals of our Earth: Worlds with their own laws of reality, reflected from human experience or imagination, given form in the swirling Chaosphere of the Strange. Worlds teeming with life, with discovery, with incredible treasures, and with sudden death.

Worlds sometimes jealous of our own.

The secret plunder of these worlds draws the brave, the daring, and the unscrupulous—and it draws dangerous enemies from these recursions back to our Earth.

And slowly but inexorably, it draws the attention of beings from beyond Earth’s shoals—beings of unfathomable power and evil from the unknown reaches of. . .The Strange.

 

 

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THE STRANGE RPG: PLAYER’S GUIDE
Create characters, explore the setting, and learn how to play—or just have a handy second set of rules at the gaming table—with this inexpensive player’s alternative to the The Strange corebook. It’s perfect for getting a taste of the game, having an extra rules and setting reference on hand at the gaming table, or for game masters to hand to new players. The Player’s Guide is a fantastic, ready resource for anyone playing The Strange, and a wonderful introduction and teaching tool for the game.

 

 

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WALKING DEAD: “DON’T LOOK BACK” DICE GAME
In The Walking Dead “Don’t Look Back” Dice Game, you play as one of four survivors from the television show: Rick, Daryl, Michonne, and Carl. Each character has a unique special ability that helps them survive and score the most Walker kills.

The game also features four important locations from the series, and you need to kill walkers to prevent your location from being overrun. Each location offers different strategies for wide-ranging game experiences, and by varying the number of locations in the game, you can adjust the game length from 15 to 45 minutes. This is a competitive dice game.

 

 

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MARVEL HEROCLIX: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 5PC BOOSTERS & INHUMANS – FAST FORCES
Blasting into the HeroClix arena with over 80 new, out-of-this-world figures, Marvel HeroClix – Guardians of the Galaxy introduces fan-favorite Guardians from all eras, as well as the most fearsome foes! The Badoon, the Kree, Dire Wraiths, and more fight for domination of the universe – that is if the Guardians of the Galaxy can’t stop them first!

 

 

FIREFLYRPG

FIREFLY RPG
FIREFLY puts you right in the middle of the action of the wildly popular television series, outrunning Alliance cruisers and trading bullets with fearsome bounty hunters, folk who want what you have or want to put out the light of hope that you represent. This game uses a freewheelin’ version of the award-winning Cortex Plus System to bring the ‘Verse to life at your table or online, including extensive rules and guidelines for creating a crew and resolving dramatic action. Also included are ship plans, system charts, an episode guide and more.

 

 

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MY LITTLE PONY CCG: ROCK N RAVE 2-PLAYER STARTER
2-Player fun right out of the box! The Rock N Rave 2-Player Starter Set
introduces two all-new deck themes, giving players their very
first chance to choose DJ Pon-3 or Maud Pie as their Mane Character! Rock
N Rave also includes 12 additional brand new cards, featuring never
before seen Friends, Events, and Troublemakers! This set strikes just the right
note with fan favorites, including appearances by Octavia, Berry Punch, and
more. Let’s get this party started!

 

 

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Toys / Collectables
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GPAILKIDS

TOPPS 2014 CHROME GARBAGE PAIL KIDS T/C BOX
TOPPS COMPANY

Garbage Pail Kids Chrome combines cool throwbacks and modern technology to bring the characters to life! The Garbage Pail Kids Chrome Original Series 2 has 214 chrome cards to collect, including 84 Original Series 2 characters, 26 returning character, 84 Chrome Concept Sketches by original artists, and 20 C-Name short prints. Plus, there are Standard Refractors, Prism Refractors (numbered to 199), Black Refractors (numbered to 99), Gold Refractors (numbered to 50), and Superfractors (numbered to 1). There are also Artist Autograph Parallels, Redemption Cards, and Base Card Printing Plates. 4 cards per pack, 24 packs per box.

STARFIRE

DC COMICS NEW 52 STARFIRE AF
DC COMICS

From the designs seen in DC Comics RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS, come the next wave of action figures from DC Collectibles. Renegade ex-Robin Jason Todd, exiled Tamaranian princess Starfire and disavowed Green Arrow protege Roy Harper all unite to take on whatever this or any other planet has to throw at them.
ARSENAL – 6.75″
STARFIRE – 6.6″
RED HOOD – 6.75″

 

 

 

GODZILLA

 

GODZILLA CLASSIC 1989 VINYL BUST BANK
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC

A Diamond Select Release! Is he monster, or hero, or both? This 10-inch bank of the city-destroying and alien-fighting lizard called Godzilla is based on his appearance in the 1989 movie Godzilla vs. Biollante! Cast in sturdy vinyl, the bank features a coin slot in his back, as well as an access door in the base. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios!

TIEFIGHTER
SW TIE FIGHTER BOTTLE OPENER
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC

A Diamond Select Toys Release! This bottle opener is right on your tail! Bottled beverages won’t stand a chance against this solid metal bottle opener based on the Empire’s tactical TIE Advanced x1 fighter! It measures 4 inches long, has magnets on the back and opens any bottle cap with ease. It’s also highly maneuverable and can travel long distances – leave it on the fridge, or take it on a mission to your next party! Comes packaged in a collector’s case with a full-color wrap.

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More GUARDIANS — you’re welcome! Newsletter 8/8/14

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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE PART 2!!!

The Guardians sequel may not be released until July 28th of 2017, but your friends at Emerald City CAN’T WAIT that long, so we’re creating our OWN sequel! Last Wednesday’s Give-away and Raffle was SO successful, we’ve decided to do it AGAIN – with ALL-NEW PRIZES!!!

The FIRST 23 guests at 11am – and again at 7pm – on Wednesday, August 13th, will receive a Guardians of the Galaxy retro “cassette tape” poster AND a Guardians Emblem Sticker!!!

PLUS…

ALL GUESTS can enter our WEDNESDAY-ONLY RAFFLE for a chance to win one of two Rocket Raccoon 15″ plush toys that are so “dangerous,” yet so adorable, we DOUBLE-DOG DARE YOU not to give him a hug!!! This item is NOT EVEN AVAILABLE IN OUR STORE, so you’ll definitely want to get in on this one!!!

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And don’t forget to come to EC THIS SATURDAY (August 9th) for our ALL-DAY / ALL AGES GROOT’S TREASURE HUNT with Groot, Rocket, Gamora, Drax and Star-Lord (scheduled to appear from Noon-2pm and 4-6pm) for your chance to win back issue bucks, gaming tokens, $5 wood coins, EC Gift Certificates, & MORE!!!

Again, the raffle drawing is THIS WEDNESDAY ONLY and the winning ballots will be drawn on Friday, August 15th at 11am. Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number or email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER!
(EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible. One entry per person, please.)

IT’S TURTLE TIME WITH T.M. POWELL & EC!!!

Tune in to The CW’s “44 On the Town” Sunday the 10th at 11am on Channel 44, to hear Media Critic T.M. Powell’s review of Michael Bay’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”! Will it win the race, or slow down to a crawl at the box office?

Tune in to find out and hear the latest from Emerald City, too!!!

EMERALD CITY HAS REACHED 3,000 “LIKES” ON FACEBOOK!!!

We are proud to announce that we have received 3,000 “Likes” on Facebook — which is more than double the amount of “Likes” we had back in April!!!

Thank you SO MUCH for making Emerald City a part of your Facebook experience! We truly appreciate being able to interact with you, get your feedback, answer your questions, and let you know about new products and events!

As promised, we will start offering Facebook-exclusive deals, promotions, and announcements next week to reward your loyalty to us!!!

Thanks again! We “Like” YOU, too!!!

BRING YOUR POP! VINYLS TO WORK WEEK!!!
August 17-23

POP! VINYLS have taken over Emerald City!!! So, why not your office, den, school room, car or media center, too?

Take part in our Bring Your Pop! Vinyls to Work Week contest!

Here’s how it works:
1. Bring your Pop! Vinyls to work (obvs!), or school, or home, or anywhere you can imagine! (Don’t have any? We can totally solve that problem!)
2. Take a picture of it (or them) and post it to our Emerald City Comics Facebook page between August 17-23 (be sure to tag yourself so that your friends can see and vote)!
3. The most “likes” per category (see below) will be the winner!!! (You can label your category in your post, if you’d like.)

There will be four winners total (1 for each category), and each winner will receive a $25 Emerald City Gift Certificate (which you can then use for even more Pop! Vinyls, if you’d like, of course)!

You can win in one of four categories:
Most Creative
Funniest
Best Group Shot
Best Display

The winners will be announced on Monday, August 25th!!

Pop in to EC and grab your Pop! Vinyls today!!! We can’t wait to see your submissions!!! Good Luck!!!

 

 

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Comics
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Click here for new releases!

 

 

 

Featured Comic Books:

 

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STEVEN UNIVERSE #1
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Jeremy Sorese & Various (A) Coleman Engle & Various (CA) Bridget Underwood, Andrea Fernandez
WHY WE LOVE IT: STEVEN UNIVERSE™ is a show that captured our hearts almost  immediately. We’ve been fans of Rebecca Sugar’s from her work on ADVENTURE TIME for years and as the first lady to run her own show at Cartoon Network, we couldn’t wait to collaborate with her!
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: A comic about a boy and his friends living in a small beach community, who just happens to have magical powers and fight monsters on the side?! Fans of ADVENTURE TIME and Sailor Moon are gonna dig this series presented in a zine-like format of mini-comics, recipes, games, and more!
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Steven really wants to enter the annual Beach City Bike Race but  everyone else is a little worried. Steven just makes the cut-off  for age, which means the other bikers will be a lot older than him. Connie agrees to help Steven the old-fashioned way through good ol’ exercise but Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl have other plans…

 

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TERMINAL HERO #1 (MR)
D. E.
(W) Peter Milligan (A) Piotr Kowalski (CA) Jae Lee
With Shade: The Changing Man, X-Statix, Doop and of course Hellblazer under his belt, Peter Milligan is now taking on Terminal Hero! Rory Fletcher is a good man. The problem is, he’s dying of an inoperable brain tumor. And then his best friend introduces him to the mysterious Treatment Q. This strange and forbidden therapy might just save Rory’s life. But its nightmarish side effects could make him question just how good he really is, and just how much he really does want to live.

 

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HOWTOONS REIGNITION #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Fred Van (A/CA) Tom Fowler, Jordie Bellaire
The awe-inspiring, adventureloving, science-doing series co-created by EAST OF WEST’s
NICK DRAGOTTA returns with an all-new story from superstar creators FRED VAN LENTE,
TOM FOWLER, and JORDIE BELLAIRE! Tuck and Celine’s parents put their family in suspended animation to ride out the ecological apocalypse-but when the kids wake up to find
Mom & Dad are gone, they have to make their way across a brave and terrifying new world to find the ‘rents…using only their Howtoons projects to survive!

 

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IMPERIAL #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Steven T. Seagle (A/CA) Marc Dos
Mark is two weeks out from making the biggest decision of his life. But which big decision will it be? Taking the ring of the woman of his dreams and becoming a married man? Or taking the crown of the world’s only superhero and becoming the next Imperial? STEVEN T. SEAGLE (THE RED DIARY/ THE RE[A]D DIARY, Genius, it’s a bird…) teams with MARK DOS SANTOS  for a buddy book with commitment issues.

 

 

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SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #32 EOSV
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Dan Slott, Christos N. Gage (A) Giuseppe Camuncoli, Adam Kubert (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN KICKS OFF THE EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE!
•  Extra-sized monumental issue, including a story drawn by living legend ADAM KUBERT (ORIGIN 2, AVX)!
•  How is the Superior Spider-Man still around? Where is he? What is he doing? The road to SPIDER-VERSE STARTS HERE!

 

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

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BUNKER TP VOL 01 (MR)
ONI PRESS INC.
(W) Joshua Hale Fialkov (A/CA) Joe Infurnari
On their way to bury a time capsule, five friends – Grady, Heidi, Natasha, Daniel, and Billy – uncover a metal bunker buried deep in the woods. Inside, they find letters addressed to each of them… from their future selves. Told they will destroy the world in the very near future, the friends find, over the next few days, growing further and further apart. Though they’ve been warned against making the wrong choices, how do they know what the right ones are? Can the future really be changed, or will an even darker fate engulf the world?
Collects the first four issues of the ongoing series.

 

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COMPLETE ELFQUEST TP VOL 01 ORIGINAL QUEST (C: 0-1-2)
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Wendy Pini, Richard Pini (A/CA) Wendy Pini
Discover the legendary ElfQuest! Chief Cutter and the Wolfriders are driven from their forest home by threat of annihilation. As they wander an ever-changing landscape in search of a new home, they are confronted by fearful and vengeful humans, power-hungry trolls, and other mysterious elfin tribes. Alliances are forged, enemies discovered, and savage battles fought in this epic fantasy adventure! Collects ElfQuest #1-#20.
o The entire Original Quest in stunning black and white, under one cover!
o Winner of the Golden Pen Award from the Young Adult Advisory Committee!
o A value-priced 720-page collection!
o Celebrate 35 years of ElfQuest!

 

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FURY MAX HC MY WAR GONE BY
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Garth Ennis (A) Goran Parlov (CA) Dave Johnson
Colonel Nick Fury, veteran CIA operative, has been at war for a lifetime. Now he sits alone in a dank hotel room, coughing his confession into a tape recorder, laying out a legacy of carnage stretching back to World War II. Because when that war ended, another one began – and Fury sought it out, regardless of the cost to those who loved him, including loyal George Hatherly, congressman Pug McCuskey and the beautiful Shirley DeFabio. From Indochina to Cuba, Vietnam to Nicaragua, Fury battled across the decades, encountering young Marine sniper Frank Castle and the nightmarish Barracuda – his constant lust for combat blinding him to all other concerns. But the end is coming. The debt is long past due. And Fury’s true legacy will soon be written in blood for all to see. Collecting FURY MAX #1-13.

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THANOS INFINITY REVELATION OGN HC
MARVEL COMICS
(W/A/CA) Jim Starlin
There is an imbalance in the universe. And since his latest return from oblivion, Thanos himself feels…incomplete. Now, the so-called Mad Titan would put both wrongs right. The revelatory waters of the Infinity Well lead Thanos on a new quest, with a once-sworn enemy at his side. A crusade that will bring confrontation with the Silver Surfer and the galaxy’s mightiest heroes, the Annihilators. An odyssey that will change everything. Cosmic maestro Jim Starlin returns to his signature character in a tale of death and rebirth that will transform the Marvel Universe once more!

 

 

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Back Issues / Vintage Comics
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EC has just acquired the first appearances of Rocket Raccoon (Marvel Preview #7) and Star-Lord (Marvel Preview #4)!!!

We got some Walking Dead back issues in this week. Most of those are about $5 a copy but we got a #53 which is the first appearance of Abraham for $75 and a #92 which is the first appearance of Paul Munroe a.k.a Jesus for $50.

We also just got a bunch of Deadpool 2007 series issues for $5 a piece. Those won’t last long.

We’ve also procured a few early issues of Chew which we’ve never had before. Most of those are $5 a piece as well.

 

 

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Games
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MARVEL HEROCLIX: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY GRAVITY FEED
Featuring 10 figures with flat rarity and all-new dial designs, The Marvel HeroClix: Guardians of the Galaxy primer gravity feed is an excellent addition to your HeroClix collection. Each single-figure foil pack contains one HeroClix figure and character card!

The heroic Guardians of the Galaxy protect the universe from threats like the
Badoon, the Kree and more!

 

 

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POKEMON TCG: XY FURIOUS FISTS
Trainers, step in the ring and fire up your ferocity for the Pokémon TCG: XY—Furious Fists expansion! Brace yourselves for a grand tournament unlike any before with Mega Lucario-EX and Mega Heracross-EX! And, as the competition intensifies, a host of Pokémon appear for the first time in the Pokémon TCG—each one eager to prove itself as a master of battle! With a team backed by brand-new Trainer cards to power up your Fighting-type Pokémon, your opponents will be left wondering what hit them!
Available in booster packs and theme decks!

 

 

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HEY, THAT’S MY FISH!
Hey, That’s My Fish! is an engaging, award-winning board game of strategic fish hunting, in which 2-4 players control determined penguins hungry for their next meal on a bustling Antarctic ice floe. Since Hey, That’s My Fish! was originally published in 2003, it has become widely popular as an engrossing and strategic board game for casual family and tactical play.

Hey, That’s My Fish! includes 60 hexagons to create your ice floe with new artwork renditions of fish, 1 rules sheet, and 16 newly sculpted colorful and animated penguin miniatures. Can you waddle your way to dinner? Secure the best fishing ground with Hey, That’s My Fish!

 

 

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DC COMICS DECK BUILDING GAME: CRISIS EXPANSION
Nobody said it was going to be easy!

The DC Universe is in peril! In the DC Comics Deck-building Game Crisis Expansion, you will face some of the most epic challenges, events, and destructive forces in the history of comic-dom. But this time, you won’t be going in alone! The Crisis Expansion introduces co-operative gameplay and “Impossible Mode” for fans of the popular and critically acclaimed deck-building game. If you thought things were rough before, you ain’t seen nothing yet!

The Crisis cards are for co-operative play only. Players must team-up to overcome these challenging events. The gameplay you thought you knew will never be the same when these ongoing terrors hit the table. Work together to defeat all of the Super-Villains before time runs out! The eight original Super Heroes and 12 original Super-Villains from the first set have been reimagined for the ultimate co-operative showdown. Crisis mode uses eight team-themed Super Heroes, Impossible Super-Villains, and a set of 15 Crisis cards, though not all of them are used every game, so you never know what might come up next.

However, if you prefer to keep your deck-building competitive, there is a new set of SIX all-new Super Heroes and a slew of new main deck cards to keep your games as hard-fought as ever! Play Impossible Mode to make competitive play even more hard-core. Impossible Mode Super-Villains are much tougher than their lesser counterparts. You’ll beg for mercy when you are subjected to their new First Appearance Attacks, and marvel at the rewards you reap for defeating them… which is not easy!

 

 

STARREALMS
STAR REALMS – RESTOCK!
Star Realms is a spaceship combat deckbuilding game designed by Magic Pro Tour Champions and Hall of Famers Darwin Kastle and Rob Dougherty (developer and cofounder of the Ascension Deckbuilding Game).

The game offers all the thrills of traditional trading card game style combat, combined with the fun of a deckbuilding game. Play powerful ships, destroy enemy bases or blast your opponent directly on your way to victory!

 

 

 

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Toys / Collectables
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SWBLACK

STAR WARS BLACK 6-IN AF
HASBRO TOY GROUP

In 2013, Hasbro took collectible Star Wars action figures to the next level with the introduction of the 6-inch Black Series action figure line! This exceptional collection of figures features incredibly accurate design and a high level of articulation of the greatest characters from the Star Wars universe. New figures in 2014 include Boba Fett, Anakin Skywalker (Episode III), Stormtrooper (Episode IV), and the Clone Trooper (Episode II). Window box packaging.

 

 

ORION

DC COMICS NEW 52 ORION WITH ASTRO HARNESS AF
DC COMICS

ORION – 6.75″
VISOR FLIPS UP!
The son of Darkseid and the champion of New Genesis, the New God Orion bursts from the comic pages with the help of his astro-harness and into your home with this action figure based on his appearances in WONDER WOMAN!

 

 

INFINITE
AVENGERS INFINITE SERIES 3-3/4 IN AF
HASBRO TOY GROUP

Marvel Comics’ Avengers are ready for action with Hasbro’s new 3 3/4″ Avengers Infinite Series Action Figures! These figures feature extensive articulation and detailing, and they come with accessories ready for battle! Figures include Platinum Hulk, Platinum Wonder Man, Death’s Head, Rocket Raccoon and Groot, Drax, and Star-Lord. Blister card packaging.

 

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REACTION FIREFLY MALCOLM REYNOLDS, JAYNE COBB FIG
FUNKO
The captain and crew of the good ship Serenity come to life as classically styled, 3-3/4″ action figures from ReAction Retro Action Figures from Super7 and Funko! Malcolm Reynolds, Jayne Cobb, Kaylee Frye, Zoe Washburne and Hoban “Wash” Washburne each come with five points of articulation and character-appropriate accessories! Blister card packaging.

 

 

 

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Guardians of the Galaxy! Newsletter 8/1/14

Always check our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/emeraldcitycomics for the latest news and updates!

 

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JOIN OUR TEAM @ EC!!!

Emerald City is looking for a friendly, knowledgeable, flexible person to join our team as a Sales & Service Specialist! (It’s WAY better than the job Wonder Woman landed…!)

Our Specialists provide world-class support for our guests, assisting them with their every need!

If you have what it takes to be an EC team member, pick up an application at our front register the next time you’re in the store!

 

 

EMERALD CITY IS ALMOST AT 3,000 “LIKES” ON FACEBOOK — AND WHEN WE GET THERE, YOU’RE GOING TO LOVE IT!!!!

www.facebook.com/emeraldcitycomics

We’re almost at an amazing 3,000 “Likes,” which is more than DOUBLE the amount we had 6 months ago!!!

THANK YOU, our EC friends and family, for making that happen! We appreciate your support!

And to prove it, when we get to 3,000 “Likes,” we will share the celebration with you! You’ll find special Facebook-only deals and surprises – just for being a loyal Emerald City Facebook follower!!!

So, please help spread the word! Get your friends, family, coworkers, sidekicks, arch enemies, frienemies and even your sweet Aunt Petunia to “Like” our page! It’ll REALLY pay off for YOU!!!

 

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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE
Wednesday, August 6 from 11 am to 9 pm

To get you even MORE excited about the Guardians event on Saturday, August 9th, come to EC on Wednesday, August 6th for a raffle AND a FREE gift!

The first 100 guests at 11am AND at 7pm will receive their choice of the 2014 Free Comic Book Day Rocket Raccoon or Guardians of the Galaxy comic … both with a 10% OFF @ EC COUPON!!!

While you’re here, enter our 1-day-only raffle!!!

THREE lucky winners will receive a free copy of the New York Times Best Seller,
Marvel Now! Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 paperback (a $19.99 value)!!!

The drawing will be Friday, August 8th at 11am. Winners do not need to be present.
No purchase is necessary.

 

 

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY CELEBRATION
Saturday, August 9 from 11:00am – 9:00pm

Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” is already destined to be a major box-office smash, so after you see it in theaters on August 1st, join us at Emerald City on Saturday, August 9th for our Guardians of the Galaxy celebration!!!

See Groot, Drax, Gamora and Starlord
LIVE, IN-PERSON from Noon-2pm and 4-6pm*!!!
*These are local actors, not the cast from the feature film. Scheduled to appear. Subject to change without notice. Please contact EC or check our Facebook page for updates.

Join us ALL DAY for…

Groot’s Treasure Hunt!!!

Help Groot look throughout the store for a Guardians of the Galaxy sticker, and then show it to us to plunder for hidden treasure**!
(**1 treasure item per person, please. While supplies last.)

The treasure will be in the form of our EC wooden tokens (of course, they’re REAL WOOD; this is GROOT we’re talking about), which means you’ll be plundering for back issue bucks, gaming tokens, lots of $5 tokens, and EC Gift Certificates!!!

This is an activity for ALL AGES!!! Everyone from little kids to full-grown adults can play!!!

 

 

MID-PINELLAS COMIC CON AND MAKER CON
Saturday, August 9 from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Seminole Community Library at SPC
9200 113th St N, Seminole, Florida 33772

A free, non-profit event with great features! Nothing will be sold, but exhibitors will have cool demos, presentations, games and goodies! You don’t need money to have a good time at MPCCon!

Free for Comic, anime, horror fans! Costume contests! Gaming tournaments!

Meet Spider-Man, The Real Tampa Bay Ghostbusters, and Star Wars troops of the The 501st Legion!

DC Comics’ Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner of “Harley Quinn”!

Panels on Doctor Who, Cosplay, Horror Entertainment, and more! PLUS food trucks!

 

 

EC’S LATEST CONTEST IS HERE… AND IT’S ALL ABOUT POP! VINYLS!!!
(contest begins Sunday, August 17th)

POP! VINYLS have taken over Emerald City!!! So, why not your office, den, school room, car or media center, too?

Take part in our Bring Your Pop! Vinyls to Work Week contest!

Here’s how it works:
1. Bring your Pop! Vinyls to work (obvs!), or school, or home, or anywhere you can imagine! (Don’t have any? We can totally solve that problem!)
2. Take a picture of it (or them) and post it to our Emerald City Comics Facebook page between August 17-23 (be sure to tag yourself so that your friends can see and vote)!
3. The most “likes” per category (see below) will be the winner!!! (You can label your category in your post, if you’d like.)

There will be four winners total (1 for each category), and each winner will receive a $25 Emerald City Gift Certificate (which you can then use for even more Pop! Vinyls, if you’d like, of course)!

You can win in one of four categories:
Most Creative
Funniest
Best Group Shot
Best Display

The winners will be announced on Monday, August 25th!!

Pop in to EC and grab your Pop! Vinyls today!!! We can’t wait to see your submissions!!! Good Luck!!!

 

 

GAMING / EVENTS SCHEDULE

Find out more at www.emeraldcitycomics.com/events

Fri Aug 1         5:00pm – 9:00pm
Heroclix Casual Play

Sat Aug 2         5:00pm – 9:00pm
EC! Board Game Night

Sun Aug 3         4:00pm – 6:00pm
Pokemon League (youth)

Wed Aug 6         11:00am – 9:00pm
Guardians of the Galaxy give-away & raffle

Thu Aug 7         6:00pm – 9:00pm
EC! Living Card Game Night

Fri Aug 8         5:00pm – 9:00pm
Heroclix Casual Play

Sat Aug 9         10:00am – 5:00pm
Mid-Pinellas Comic Con – 9200 113th St N, Seminole, FL 33772, USA

Sat Aug 9   11:00am – 9:00pm
Guardians of the Galaxy Celebration

Sun Aug 10    4:00pm – 6:00pm
Pokemon League (youth)

Tue Aug 12    7:00pm – 11:00pm
Pathfinder Society of Florida Bi-Weekly Session

Thu Aug 14    6:00pm – 9:00pm
EC! Living Card Game Night

Fri Aug 15    7:00pm – 10:30pm
DC HeroClix: War of Light Month Two

Sat Aug 16    5:00pm – 9:00pm
EC! Board Game Night

Sun Aug 17 – 22         All day
“Bring your POP! VINYLS to work” week!

Sun Aug 17  4:00pm – 6:00pm
Pokemon League (youth)

Thu Aug 21    6:00pm – 9:00pm
[Events Room closed for private meeting]

Fri Aug 22     5:00pm – 9:00pm
Heroclix Casual Play

 

 

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Comics
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Click here for new releases!

 

 

 

Featured Comic Books:

 

 

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LOW #1 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Greg Tocchini
In the far distant future, the sun’s premature expansion has irradiated Earth, sending humanity to the lowest depths of the seas, hidden within radiation-shielded cities, while probes scour the universe for inhabitable worlds to relocate to. After tens of thousands of years, a single probe returns, crashing on Earth’s surface, a now-alien place no human has seen for many millennia.
Frequent collaborators RICK REMENDER (BLACK SCIENCE, Uncanny Avengers) and GREG TOCCHINI (Last Days of American Crime, Uncanny X-Force) dive into an aquatic sci-fi/fantasy tale following two teams from the last remaining cities undersea as they race to the most unexpected alien world of all-the surface of Earth.
Special introductory issue features 30 full pages of painted art!

 

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100TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL  GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Andy Lanning (A) Gustavo Duarte (CA) David Lopez
Just in time for the release of their SEVENTH epic motion picture, the Guardians of the Galaxy are celebrating their 100th Anniversary…by taking on the THE SILVER GALACTUS!

 

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HUGH HOWEYS WOOL #1
CRYPTOZOIC ENTERTAINMENT
(W) Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray (A) Jimmy Broxton (CA) Darwyn Cooke, Jimmy Broxton
The New York Times-bestselling science-fiction novel by Hugh Howey is now told as a six-part graphic novel. This is the story of mankind clawing for survival, of mankind on the edge. The world outside has grown unkind, the view of it limited, talk of it forbidden. But there are always those who hope, who dream. These are the dangerous people, the residents who infect others with their optimism. Their punishment is simple. They are given the very thing they profess to want: They are allowed outside.

 

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BODIES #1 (OF 8) (MR)
DC COMICS
(W) Si Spencer (A) Dean Ormston & Various (CA) Fiona Stephenson
VERTIGO brings you the miniseries of the summer, with four detectives, four time periods, and four dead bodies – all set in London. Edmond Hillinghead is an 1890s overachiever who’s trying to solve a murder no one cares about while hiding his own secret. Karl Whiteman is our dashing 1940s adventurer with a shocking past. Shahara Hasan is 2014’s kickass female Detective Sergeant, who walks the line between religion and power. And Maplewood, an amnesiac from post-apocalyptic 2050, brings a haunting perspective to it all. Si Spencer (HELLBLAZER: CITY OF DEMONS, THE VINYL UNDERGROUND) executes a centuries-spanning murder mystery like nothing you’ve ever seen before, with four sensational artists illustrating a six-page chapter in each issue: Dean Ormston, Phil Winslade, Meghan Hetrick and Tula Lotay.

 

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VERTIGO QUARTERLY #1 MAGENTA (MR)
DC COMICS
(W) Peter Milligan & Various (A) Nathan Fox & Various
The summer issue of the Vertigo Quarterly is here! It’s MAGENTA, the hot pink sky in your sweltering summer, bringing together comics’ most talented writers and artists – both established and new – for an anthology only VERTIGO could deliver.

 

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GEORGE RR MARTIN IN THE HOUSE O/T WORM #1 (MR)
AVATAR PRESS INC
(W) George R. R. Martin, John Jos Miller (A/CA) Ivan Rodriguez
The biggest name in fiction, GEORGE RR MARTIN, opens his story vault as we adapt a tale of dark fantasy to comics for the first time with In The House of the Worm.  Beneath a ruined city on a forgotten planet lies a world of plots and revenge.  When Annelyn is embarrassed in front of his noble friends by the Meatbringer, he sets forth a devious plan that is meant to gain vengeance.  But the terrible truth of the dire White Worm turns his ploy into folly in terrible fashion.  Join a master storyteller as he spins a uniquely mysterious tale and reveals new worlds of wonder and horror.  Available with Regular, Wraparound,  Regal Incentive covers by  series artist Ivan Rodriguez and a painted cover by Michael Dipascale.

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

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WRAITH WELCOME TO CHRISTMASLAND HC
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Joe Hill (A) Charles Paul Wilson (CA) Gabriel Rodriguez
Joe Hill’s New York Times bestselling novel, NOS4A2, introduced readers to the terrifying funhouse world of Christmasland and the mad man who rules there: Charlie Talent Manx III. Now, in an original new comic miniseries, Hill throws wide the candy cane gates to tell a standalone story that is at once both accessible to new readers and sure to delight fans of the book.

 

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LAZARUS TP VOL 02 LIFT (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Greg Rucka (A) Michael Lark (CA) Owen Freeman
The second story arc in the New York Times bestselling series. Forever uncovers rebellion brewing in LA, and the Barrets, a family of “Waste,” undertake a 500-mile journey to Denver in the hope that one of their family will be noticed by the Carlyles and “lifted” to Serf status.

 

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ALL NEW INVADERS TP VOL 01 GODS AND SOLDIERS
MARVEL COMICS
(W) James Robinson (A) Steve Pugh (CA) Mukesh Singh
The Kree Empire intends to conquer the universe using an army of Norse Gods! Now, four heroes united by their past – Captain America, Namor, the original Human Torch and the Winter Soldier – must wage an alien war to save Earth! The Invaders face the Kree’s ultimate hunter, Tanalth the Pursuer, and take the fight straight to the Kree homeworld and the Supreme Intelligence – but can even they stand against the relentless assault of Kree-controlled gods? Plus: How does Aarkus, the original Vision, figure in? And how does the Kree threat relate to a secret Invaders mission from decades ago? Eisner Award winner James Robinson (Starman, Earth 2) unites with Steve Pugh (GENERATION X, Animal Man) to create a unique, modern-day take on the Invaders! Collecting ALL-NEW INVADERS #1-5 and material from ALL-NEW MARVEL NOW! POINT ONE #1.

 

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LETTER 44 TP VOL 01 ESCAPE VELOCITY
ONI PRESS INC.
(W) Charles Soule (A/CA) Alberto Alburquerque
On Inauguration Day, newly elected President Stephen Blades hoped to tackle the most critical issues facing the nation: war, the economy, and a failing health care system. But in a letter penned by the outgoing President, Blades learns the truth that redefines “critical”: seven years ago, NASA discovered alien presence in the asteroid belt, and kept it a secret from the world. A stealth mission crewed by nine astronauts was sent to make contact, and they’re getting close-assuming they survive the long journey to reach their destination.
Today, President-elect Blades has become the most powerful man on the planet. This planet.

 

 

 

 

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Back Issues / Vintage Comics
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All right, let’s see what we have here … we’ve got a set of Batman The Dark Knight Returns back in. They’re all first prints, they’re $90 for the set of four, they’re awesome.

We’ve also just received a copy of Next Men #21. That’s the first full apperance of Hellboy and it’s a very fine- (7.5) for $35.

On the Marvel side we’ve got Marvel Premiere #15, the first appearance of Iron Fist. That one’s a very fine/very fine+ and it’s $200.

We also have a Deadpool 1997 series #1 in very fine- (7.5) for $40.

I doubt we’ll have any of these books for very long, so come get ‘em before someone else buys YOUR comics!

 

 

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Games
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KAOSBALL: THE FANTASY SPORT OF TOTAL DOMINATION

Kaosball is a new kind of fantasy sports game, combining rugby-style passing finesse and first person shooter domination-style scoring. The result is a tense game of skill, bluffing, luck, and lethal brutality like you’ve never played before!

Brought to you by acclaimed designer Eric M. Lang, Kaosball uses exciting card-based play mechanisms to put players in the role of a coach, managing their unique, game-altering team from scrimmage to sudden death period to outscore their opponents. Players need to balance scoring and killing their opponents, using powerful cheating effects all the while – as long as you have the money to pay off the ref. No two matches will play the same!

Kaosball includes multiple modes of play: traditional head-to-head, partnerships-based alliances, and “Maximum Kaos” three- or four-player mode; 30-60 exhibition games complete with a pregame draft for ringers and team upgrades; and league play with up to eight players and upgrades that stay in place from game to game, creating a unique sense of progression.

 

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MUNCHKIN LEGENDS 2: FAUN AND GAMES

Munchkin Legends 2: Faun and Games is a 56-card expansion for Munchkin Legends (and other Munchkin games) that introduces a new race — the Faun — as well as more jokes and puns based on figures from mythology and history. You can use the “Spear of Destiny” to fight “J.R.R. Trollkin” or fend off the “Wendigo” with your “Hell Toupee”.

 

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PIXEL TACTICS 3

Pixel Tactics 3 can be played as a standalone game or used to expand previous Pixel Tactics games. It also comes with new play modes such as Epic Constructed (60-card decks), Cube Draft, and more that you can access by combining all three Pixel Tactics games (plus any mini-expansions)! Pixel Tactics 3 contains 25 new heroes including:

Gerard Matranga / Mercenary – Ignore wave restrictions on attacking!
Alice Zero / Failsafe – Who allows you to switch leaders mid-game!
Arret Draamivaar / Dispatcher – Recruit up to 14 heroes at once!
Cherri Seneca / Dreamseer – Drawing cards is a free action for you!
Udstad / Golem – Forces your opponents to flee in terror!

Pixel Tactics 3 is a head-to-head game of tactical combat for two players. Each player has an identical deck of 25 cards, from which they draft a leader. The leader’s abilities alter vastly the strategy and playability of every other card in the deck, making the game playable in 25 different ways.

 

 

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BATTLE PACK 3: MONSTER LEAGUE

Meet the latest booster set in the Battle Pack Series, the all-new Battle Pack 3: Monster League!

Designed for booster draft or sealed pack play, Monster League brings together a ton of surprising Monsters, Spells, and Traps to challenge your drafting, deck-building, and Dueling skills in a brand new way.

Monster League breaks new ground with two new features not seen in previous Battle Packs:
*Monster League includes 10 new battle-oriented cards designed for sealed & draft play (and 100% legal for constructed play, too!)
*Monster League has a SPECIAL TOURNAMENT RULE (also usable in casual play at home).

Also available in a Sealed Play Battle Kit!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Toys / Collectables
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THORTDW
THOR SIXTH SCALE FIGURE
HOT TOYS

Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are proud to present the Thor Sixth Scale Collectible Figure in celebration of the highly anticipated film Thor: The Dark World! The movie-accurate collectible is specially crafted on the image of Chris Hemsworth as the mighty son of Asgard and features a newly developed head sculpt, muscular body, highly detailed costume, weapon, and accessories.

 

 

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INJUSTICE BATMAN VS JOKER 2 PACK AF
DC COMICS

The Dark Knight faces off against his greatest adversary with this special action figure 2-pack of Batman and The Joker based on their designs from the best-selling video game Injustice: Gods Among Us.

 

 

 

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SIN CITY SELECT PX NANCY, MARV, HARTIGAN AF
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC

A Diamond Select Toys release! Walk down the right back alley in Sin City and you can find anything, but you don’t need to live in Sin City to get high-quality Select action figures of the movie’s main cast! The first series of 7-inch-scale, fully poseable figures from DST includes Marv, Hartigan and Nancy, all based on their appearances in the 2005 feature film. Each figure comes packaged with a deluxe display base and accessories in the famous Select display packaging, complete with spine reference artwork. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean!

 

 

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DC COMICS NEW 52 POWERGIRL & HUNTRESS AF 2 PACK
DC COMICS

The Worlds’ Finest team of Earth 2 burst from the pages of their comic book series and onto your display case with these articulated action figures based on the designs from their monthly series.
POWERGIRL – 6.75″
HUNTRESS – 6.75″

 

 

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25% OFF SALE on Batman!!! Newsletter 7/25/14

THIS SATURDAY – 25% OFF BATMAN SALE!!! BATMAN, NIGHTWING, BATWOMAN – LIVE IN PERSON!!!

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Join us this Saturday, July 26th and meet Batman, Nightwing, and Batwoman LIVE, IN-PERSON from Noon – 2PM and 4-6PM*!!! (Batwoman Noon – 2pm only.)

Plus, Batman stickers** and a Facebook coloring contest for kids!!!

BUT WAIT… THERE’S STILL MORE!!!

ALL DAY Saturday, July 26th, EC is having a SUPER-SECRET SALE – LIKE WE’VE NEVER DONE BEFORE!!!

Save 25% off on ALL BATMAN / BATMAN FAMILY ITEMS IN THE STORE!!! (Except Vintage and new comics.)

Save 25% on ANYTHING Batman – Paperbacks, back Issues, keychains, tshirts, toys, Batman ’66, models, pint glasses, coloring books, blind boxes, Hot Toys, chess pieces, you name it (as long as it’s not a vintage or new comic)!!!

It can be ANY Batman Family character – Joker, Harley, Nightwing, Penguin, Batwing, Huntress, Scarecrow, Batwoman, Robin, Other Robin, even the OTHER Robin!!!

Come in SATURDAY and SAVE!!!

EXTRA PARKING AVAILABLE NEXT DOOR @ MERCURY MEDICAL!!!

For tomorrow’s Batman Sale, our amazing next-door neighbors at Mercury Medical (11300 49th St.N.) are allowing our guests to park in their lot, which means there will be plenty of spacious parking – right next door!!! (Please help US be good neighbors by keeping their parking lot clean! Thanks!)

*Scheduled to appear; subject to change without notice. Contact EC or our Facebook page for updates
** While supplies last

 

 

WARMACHINE / HORDES STEAMROLLER EVENT

Come be part of Emerald City’s inaugural (at least for the new store) Warmachine & Hordes tournament!

50pt 2-List Divide and Conquer 1.

Entry fee of $10.

Run by St. Petersburg’s newest Press Ganger: Ryan McDermott!

Dice roll at noon!

 

 

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SIGNED AMANDA CONNER PRINTS – ONLY $25 @ EC!

That’s right! We have a variety of beautiful, full-color prints, hand-signed by everyone’s favorite artist, Amanda Conner!!! And, they’re at an unbelievable price – only $25!!!

These prints will not be around for long – especially with all the Harley Quinn, Power Girl, and Wonder Woman fans in our store!!!

You’ll find them at our front register area!

Come in and get yours today, while supplies last!!!

 

 

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Click here for new releases!

 

 

Featured Comic Books:
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LIFE WITH ARCHIE COMIC #37
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
(W) Paul Kupperberg (A) Jack Morelli & Various (CA) Cliff Chiang
It’s been one year since the death of Archie that took place in Life With Archie #36 shook Riverdale to its very core. The residents of the most welcoming town in America, where the chocolate malts are always delicious and the neighbors are always smiling, gather together one last time for the closing ceremony of this groundbreaking series and a celebration of a Life with Archie.

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RAGNAROK #1
IDW PUBLISHING
(W/A/CA) Walter Simonson
Ragnarök…the Twilight of the Gods in Norse mythology…the destruction of the Nine Worlds.  And now, three hundred years later, the birth of vengeance.
Walter Simonson returns to comics in a BIG way with an all-new series… and doing what he does best!!
My wife and my children are dead. My brothers and sisters are dead.
My parents are dead. The Great Enemies still live.
But I swear on the shattered bones of my kinsmen… they will not live forever.
I shall become… the storm.
Walter Simonson is one of the most acclaimed and respected creators in comics. He has done defining runs on Thor, Manhunter, Star Slammers, Elric, Orion and more. Now, in his first creator-owned series in 20 years, he brings his tremendous artistic arsenal to a brand new world… the twilit world of Ragnarök!

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STORM #1 ANMN
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Greg Pak (A/CA) Victor Ibanez
Thief. Goddess. Headmistress. Queen. The X-Man called STORM has always defied a single title. And her desire to better the world has never been limited to only her own kind. On a mission to foster goodwill and safeguard the mutant race’s continued existence in her own way, Storm will travel the globe, confronting man and mutant, god and monster and everything inbetween. She will overthrow tyrants, quell tsunamis and strive to see her dream for the world realized. She is STORM, a hero like no other….and the skies will tremble at the sight of their namesake.

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BATMAN AND ROBIN #33 (ROBIN RISES)
DC COMICS
(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray (CA) Mick Gray, Patrick Gleason
“ROBIN RISES”! Picking up right where this month’s ROBIN RISES #1 left off, it’s Batman vs. the Justice League as the Dark Knight decides to follow the Chaos Shard back to its source: Apokolips!

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

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OVERSTREET COMIC BK PG HC VOL 44 BATMAN
GEMSTONE PUBLISHING
(W) Robert M. Overstreet (A) Various (CA) J. G. Jones
With back issues comics selling for prices ranging from pocket change up to seven-figure prices, understanding the marketplace has never been more important for buyers, sellers and collectors. Since 1970 The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide been the Bible for those looking to fully comprehend the back issue marketplace. In addition to the latest market reports, analysis, and prices, this year’s edition celebrates the 75th anniversary of Batman, takes a detailed look at rare Canadian comics, and inducts a new line-up of industry professionals into The Overstreet Hall of Fame. This edition offers a Batman cover by J.G. Jones!
ALSO AVAILABLE IN SOFTCOVER!

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DEADPOOL TP VOL 05 WEDDING OF DEADPOOL
MARVEL COMICS
(W/A) Various (CA) Scott Koblish
The day you never dreamed would come has finally arrived: Deadpool is getting married! But to whom?! Tune in to find out as Deadpool and his mysterious bride tie the knot! And to celebrate this magical occasion, we’ve rounded up every single writer who ever penned Wade’s series to contribute new stories! But when Deadpool and his bride honeymoon in Japan, will married life agree with our mouthy merc? Or will he start doing the “take my wife, please” joke all the time? Plus: another Deadpool flashback tale, as Wade travels to the 1950s to save Nick Fury from the menace of – time-traveling Hitler! And Madcap teams up (sort of) with Deadpool to answer the burning question. “Whatever happened to the white caption boxes?” Featuring Thor, Daredevil, Luke Cage and more! Collecting DEADPOOL (2012) #26-28 and DEADPOOL ANNUAL (2013) #1.

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STAR WARS LUCAS DRAFT TP
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) J. W. Rinzler (A) Mike Mayhew (CA) Nick Runge
Before Star Wars, there was The Star Wars! This
is the official adaptation of George Lucas’s roughdraft
screenplay for what would become Star
Wars-the film that changed motion pictures and
the world. You’ll see familiar characters and places-
but not all is the same in this long-ago and faraway
galaxy. Still, strap yourself in for high adventure and
lazersword duels, Jedi Knights, Princess Leia, Han
Solo, and a battle to defeat the evil Empire!
ALSO AVAILABLE IN HARDCOVER!

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GOTG BY ABNETT AND LANNING COMPLETE COLL TP VOL 01
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (A) Various (CA) Clint Langley
With the fabric of the universe torn, all that stands between us and invading horrors is a team of cosmic misfits. Led by Star-Lord, the newly minted Guardians of the Galaxy include a who’s who of the mightiest – and most bizarre – protectors the stars have ever seen! Rocket Raccoon, Drax the Destroyer, Groot, Gamora, Adam Warlock, Mantis, the all-new Quasar, Cosmo the telepathic space dog and more take on the universe’s most dangerous menaces – and have fun while doing it! But when Major Victory and Starhawk, two members of the Guardians of the future, make their explosive returns, is there more going on than meets the eye? And as the Skrulls’ secret invasion tears the new team apart, who will guard the galaxy from the Church of Universal Truth, the Badoon and King Blastaar? Collecting GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2008) #1-12.

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WALKING DEAD TP VOL 21 ALL OUT WAR PT 2 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Robert Kirkman (A) Cliff Rathburn & Various (CA) Charlie Adlard, Dave Stewart
Alexandria has been destroyed. Can Rick rally the other communities against Negan’s army?
Collects THE WALKING DEAD #121-126

 

 

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We’ve got LOTS of new CGC graded books in. Most of them are in 9.4 condition or better, many are Signature Series books signed by great creators like Stan Lee, Todd McFarlane, J. Michael Staczynski, Jim Lee and Frank Miller; and a couple even feature original sketches by artists like Neal Adams, Ben Templesmith, and Jae Lee. Come check ‘em out!

In the non-graded awesome back issue department we have some nice DC New 52 #1’s that are in need of a good home. We have a Catwoman #1 for $20, Suicide Squad #1 for $30, Nightwing #1 for $35, and the Big Mamu, Batman #1, for $100. All are in Very Fine + (8.5) condition or better and would be excellent additions to any collector’s archive.

If pre-New-52 is more your style, we’ve got the Harley Quinn origin issue — Batman Adventures : Mad Love 1st print for $50, as well as Birds of Prey volume 1 #8, the hard to find Dick Grayson / Barbara Gordon date issue for $35. Can’t go wrong with either of those!

 

 

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A TOUCH OF EVIL: DARK GOTHIC
In Dark Gothic – a semi-cooperative, deck-building game set in the A Touch of Evil universe – players assume the role of competing, monster-hunting heroes at the dawn of the 19th Century, forced to work together to defeat creatures and adversaries intent on destroying the town. Utilizing the games three currencies (combat, cunning, and spirit) to purchase cards from a common tableau, players develop their own decks during play, and must avoid collecting `Dark Secret` cards which award penalty points at endgame, or trigger negative, universal effects.

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MADAME CHING
It is the year 1808, and the Sea of China is ripe with plunder. Command a pirate junk as you sink the Emperor’s ships, loot the port of Hong Kong, and learn the skills to take command of The China Pearl, the grandest ship in the fleet of the infamous Madame Ching.
Players will manage hands of navigation cards and match symbols to gain skills, play increasing numbers to complete missions, sack Hong Kong, and reach the end of the world. To win the respect of Madame Ching, you’ll need to carefully play your cards and outwit your opponents.

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LOST LEGACY 1: THE STARSHIP
In the distant past, a starship from a faraway world appeared in the sky. Damaged in battle, the craft broke apart and traced lines of fire across the horizon. These falling stars crashed to the surface, and in the ages to come, became enshrined in legends as the Lost Legacy. Discover where the Lost Legacy can be found in this follow-up to AEG’s Love Letter and first installment in a series of games of risk, deduction, and luck created by game designer Seiji Kanai.

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REGULAR SHOW FLUXX
Looney Labs teams up with Mordecai, Rigby, and the whole gang of Cartoon Network’s Regular Show to create the most irregular version of Fluxx yet! Do your friends a solid and distract the Destroyer of Worlds to save The Park – but don’t let Benson catch you doing donuts or you’re fired!

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ANDRIOD NETRUNNER LCG: UPSTALK DATA PACK
The first Data Pack in the Lunar Cycle for Android: Netrunner The Card Game, Upstalk transports players to the moon and a life one-point-two seconds out of the ordinary. Beyond the reaches of Earth’s atmosphere, players will discover powerful fragments of pure coding, startling new ice, and a wealth of data that no one could have ever expected. Upstalk introduces sixty new cards (three copies of each), including two new Identities, one each for Corp and Runner.

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GAME THRONES LCG: THE PRIZE OF THE NORTH CHAPTER PACK
Every faction finds new tools to hatch intrigues and win battles in The Prize of the North, the fifth Chapter Pack in the Conquest and Defiance Cycle for A Game of Thrones: The Card Game. New Bannerman characters open new possibilities for multi-House decks, and fourteen out of twenty cards (three copies of each) in this expansion possess the new `Prized` keyword. Whether players man the Warships of House Greyjoy, march to the Wall with House Baratheon, or join another Great House, theyll find plenty of new paths to power in The Prize of the North.

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STAR WARS LCG: IT BINDS ALL THINGS FORCE PACK
The struggle for the Force takes on new intensity in It Binds All Things, the fifth Force Pack in the Echoes of the Force Cycle for Star Wars: The Card Game! Deadly bounty hunters hunt the adherents of the light side, but a Jedi version of Leia Organa may uncover an escape. Whether you fly with Green Squadron, explore the true depths of a Wookiee’s loyalty, or turn edge battles upside-down with Admiral Piett and the Imperial Navy, every faction gains more ways to use the Force in It Binds All Things.

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LORD OF THE RINGS LCG: THE THREE TRIALS ADVENTURE PACK
In The Three Trials, the second Adventure Pack in The Ring-maker Cycle for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game, several of Middle-earth’s greatest heroes must undertake a series of three deadly trials. Can they defeat three ferocious Dunlending Guardian spirits, claim their Keys, and recover an ancient Dunlending artifact, the Antlered Crown? Additionally, players receive a new hero and three copies of each player card, including two new Elven allies and support for the game’s Secrecy keyword.

 

 

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Toys / Collectables
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STAR WARS R2-D2 INTERACTIVE MONEY BANK
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
Download the app to your smartphone and you can use it to enter the code that unlocks this R2-D2-shaped safe!

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MARVEL LEGENDS INFINITE GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY ACTION FIGURES
HASBRO
Join the Guardians of the Galaxy! Get ready for a fantastic adventure with the Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel Legends Action Figures. Spanning the history of the comics and the movie, these 6-inch scale action figures include pieces to build the mighty tree-like Groot! This Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel Legends Action Figures complete set contains 6 individually packaged figures

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GODZILLA 2014 BIG 43IN ACTION FIGURE
JAKKS PACIFIC
Storming out of this summer’s Godzilla film is a 24″ tall and 43″ long Godzilla figure! He will stomp his way through your collection like the mighty creature he is!

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