• EC Yard Sale / Easter Egg Hunt / Robin Live In Store! Newsletter 3/27/15

    EC Yard Sale / Easter Egg Hunt / Robin Live In Store! Newsletter 3/27/15

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      We have soooo many things happening in April, that even our HEADLINE is the fifth item down!!!   BATMAN DAY SALE - 20% OFF!!! Saturday, March 28th from 11am to 9pm Batman's 76th Anniversary is March 30th! (The cover of Detective #27 says "May", but the publication copyrigh…
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    Here are a few EC event updates that didn't make it into last week's newsletter: MOVIE-THEMED GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE!!! Wednesday, March 25th from 11am to 9pm Join us on Wednesday, March 25th, for our Wednesday Give-Away & Raffle! And this time, we're going to the movies!!! Thanks to o…
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EC Yard Sale / Easter Egg Hunt / Robin Live In Store! Newsletter 3/27/15

 

We have soooo many things happening in April, that even our HEADLINE is the fifth item down!!!

 

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BATMAN DAY SALE – 20% OFF!!!
Saturday, March 28th from 11am to 9pm

Batman’s 76th Anniversary is March 30th! (The cover of Detective #27 says “May”, but the publication copyright date is March 30, 1939.)

So, to celebrate, EC is hosting BATMAN DAY on Saturday, March 28th!!!

All day Saturday, SAVE 20% on ALL BATMAN & BATMAN FAMILY MERCHANDISE in the store**!!!
(**Vintage comics are not included in the sale.)

And, you can meet BATMAN & BANE LIVE, IN-PERSON from 11-1pm and 3-5pm for pics & autographs!!!

During their visit, you can challenge the Dark Knight or Bane for prizes and EC discounts!!!

Plus, ALL GUESTS can enter our raffle for a chance to win* 1 of 2 LOVE LETTER: BATMAN GAMES!!!
JUST ADDED! Each raffle winner will also win an ARKHAM CITY 3-PACK of 6″ action figures (Hush, Ra’s al Ghul and Talia al Ghul)!!!

The drawing will be held on Monday, March 30th at 11am!
*Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

 

 

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AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY FUNDRAISER EVENT!
Tuesday, March 31st, from 6:30-8:30pm
at FAIRWAY PIZZA
2901 Alt. 19 N. Palm Harbor, FL 34683

Join the NTC’s X-Men relay team in SUPERHERO TRIVIA!

Come out and support their Relay for Life team – a portion of the night’s proceeds will go towards their fundraising efforts! (Make sure to mention you are with Nationwide Title Clearing!)

For more information on the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and how you can volunteer, contribute or support the X-Men’s team, please visit relayforlife.org and search for events in zip code 34683 where you’ll find the Palm Harbor / Tarpon Springs Event!

 

 

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G.I. JOE EC EXCLUSIVE VARIANT ARTIST ADAM RICHES – LIVE @ EC!!!
Wednesday, April 1st from 4pm to 6pm

THIS IS ONE COMIC YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS!!!

Get your EMERALD CITY COMICS EXCLUSIVE VARIANT copy of G.I. JOE, A Real American Hero #212!

This variant cover has been a news item, and highly sought-after – touted as having the MOST CHARACTERS of ANY COMIC EVER!!! (A whopping 284 characters!!!)

Join us for our MEET-&-GREET with the cover artist, ADAM RICHES, from 4-6pm!!!

Each variant comes with bag and an EXCLUSIVE backboard featuring a legend identifying every character!

 

 

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APRIL 1ST “FIRSTS” GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE @ EC!!!
Wednesday, April 1st from 11am to 9pm

We don’t blame you for being suspicious, but it’s no joke! We truly will be having our Wednesday Give-Away & Raffle on Wed., April 1st! And in the spirit of notable “firsts”…

the FIRST 30 GUESTS at 11am & 7pm will receive a FREE #1 REPRINT COMIC!!! (Choose from 14 different Image, Valiant, Dark Horse and IDW titles!)

You can also enter our raffle for a chance to win* one of three IMAGE FIRSTS COMPENDIUM VOL. 1 PAPERBACKS!!! (Collects NINE #1 Image comics stories!!!)

The drawing will be held on Friday, April 3rd at 11am!

*Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

 

 

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EC YARD SALE / EASTER EGG HUNT / ROBIN LIVE IN STORE!!!
Saturday, April 4th from 11am to “see below”

Remember EC’s two huge Garage Sales? Well, we’re moving THIS one outside!!! Come on by for some incredible deals!!! The Yard Sale will run until as late as 7pm.

But that’s not all! We will have our Easter Egg Hunt in the store until 2pm. Find an egg and win a prize!
(One egg per Guest, please)

And that’s STILL not all! Batman’s sidekick, Robin, will make an appearance for pictures and autographs from 11am to 1pm, and again from 3pm to 5pm.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for any more details!

 

 

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CLOSED FOR EASTER SUNDAY
Sunday, April 5th

Happy Easter!

 

 

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

This is a celebration of all things TABLETOP!

Join us for an all day event of Board Gaming. We will be hosting several gaming demos all day long to teach new players and will be handing out promotional cards to players.

Volunteers will be on hand to answer any questions regarding board gaming and to assist new players. All are welcome to come and play!

Additionally, we will be holding raffles all day long for fabulous prizes! These range from deluxe expansions to full copies of Table Top Day games!

Our friends at Gamers On The Edge will be here all day long to support this event. Additionally, we will have the folks from Dave’s Dawg House visiting us to provide their food truck services for the day!

We look forward to seeing our gaming community come together to support this event and to see anyone whom has ever wanted to roll dice come visit and learn to play!

 

 

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UPCOMING EC EVENTS!

Emerald City has a lot going on in the
month of April! (Seriously; we’re exhausted already!)

To keep you informed and prepared, here’s a bit of what you have to look forward to this month! (This is just a sneak-peek. Times and details will be announced soon!)

Wed., 4/1 – DC’s Convergence series begins!

Sat., 4/4 – EC Easter Egg Hunt / EC Yard Sale / Batman’s sidekick, Robin – LIVE!

Sat., 4/11 – Tabletop Day!

Wed., 4/15 – DC Variant Covers Raffle, Part 1!

Fri., 4/17 – Mortal Kombat sponsored by Gamers On the Edge

Sat., 4/18 – Game of Thrones Event! “1-Man Star Wars” Raffle, sponsored by the Straz Center!

Sat., 4/25 – “1-Man Star Wars” Star Charlie Ross – LIVE! & Star Wars Celebration / Daredevil – LIVE!

Wed., 4/29 – DC Variant Covers Raffle, Part 2!

All events are subject to change without notice. Please be sure to check our store signage, EC News Flyers, and Facebook & Twitter pages for updates!

 

 

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

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

Sun Mar 29         4:00pm – 6:00pm
Pokemon League (youth)

Tue Mar 31         7:00pm – 10:00pm
Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild – Season of the Shackles

Thu Apr 2         6:00pm – 9:00pm
EC! Living Card Game Night

Sat Apr 4         All day
Are You a Werewolf? Dinner Theater

Sun Apr 5         All day
CLOSED FOR EASTER SUNDAY

Mon Apr 6         7:00pm – 12:00am
Monster Hunter 4U Hunt Nights!

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

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

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

Sat Apr 11         11:00am – 7:00pm
TABLETOP DAY!!!

Sat Apr 11         7:00pm – 11:00pm
EC Board Game Night

Sun Apr 12         4:00pm – 6:00pm
Pokemon League (youth)

Tue Apr 14         7:00pm – 10:00pm
Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild – Season of the Shackles

Thu Apr 16         6:00pm – 9:00pm
EC! Living Card Game Night

 

 

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

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

 

(Please note: the following featured items were expected to ship, but are not guaranteed to be in-stock in the case of shortages or sell-outs)

 

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Comics
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Click here for new releases!

 

Featured Comic Books:

 

BIG THUNDER MOUNTAIN RAILROAD 1
BIG THUNDER MOUNTAIN RAILROAD #1 (OF 5)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Dennis Hopeless (A) Tigh Walker (CA) Pasqual Ferry
THE WORLD FAMOUS, THRILL-PACKED DISNEY ATTRACTION ROARS TO LIFE AS AN ALL-NEW MARVEL EPIC BURSTING WITH ACTION, ROMANCE, MYSTERY, AND ADVENTURE!
•  Millions of fans have climbed aboard the “wildest ride in the wilderness”-and now Marvel hurtles you through the mists of time to reveal the never-before-told saga of how the dangerous gold mine of Big Thunder Mountain became the haunted legend it is today!
•  Malevolent mine owner Barnabas T. Bullion is determined to shelter his teen daughter Abigail from the dangers of the Wild West, but this brave young hero has other ideas…which include robbing her own father’s mine as a masked bandit!
•  Earthquakes! Floods! Dynamite-chewing goats! Can the denizens of Rainbow Ridge survive the clash between mankind’s greed and nature’s fury? And what is the protective power that dwells deep within the mysterious mountain? Surprises await you in the latest Disney Kingdoms saga by the acclaimed duo of Dennis Hopeless (Spider-Woman) and Tigh Walker (Avengers Undercover)!
All Ages
Elements based on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad © Disney

 

DARK TOWER DRAWING THREE HOUSE CARDS 1
DARK TOWER DRAWING THREE HOUSE CARDS #1 (OF 5) (MR)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Robert Furth, Peter David (A) Piotr Kowalski (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco
STEPHEN KING’S DARK FANTASY EPIC RETURNS-AS EDDIE DEAN COMES FACE TO FACE WITH THE GUNSLINGER
•  Eddie Dean, the troubled young man gifted with the ability to open doors to other worlds, has smuggled narcotics from Nassau to New York City, but now has to escape a packed airplane guarded by armed Custom Agents!
•  How will Eddie avoid prison and yet also fulfill his contract with the dangerous mobster Balazar?
•  The answer lies in Mid-World, and with a dying gunslinger named Roland!
•  The second chilling chapter begins by writers Peter David (Spider-Man 2099) & Robin Furth (The Dark Tower: A Complete Concordance), and artist Piotr Kowalski (Marvel Knights: Hulk)!
Parental Guidance

 

JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS 1
JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS #1
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Sophie Campbell (CA) Sophie Campbell, Amy Mebberson
SHOWTIME, SYNERGY! Meet JERRICA BENTON-a girl with a secret. She and her sister KIMBER team with two friends to become… JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS! But what does it mean to be JEM today? Fashion, art, action, and style collide in the most outrageous comic of 2015!

 

MIAMI VICE REMIX 1
MIAMI VICE REMIX #1 (OF 5)
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Joe Casey (A/CA) Jim Mahfood
Iconoclastic creators Joe Casey and Jim Mahfood turn the world of Miami Vice on its head in a way that’s got to be seen to be believed! Detectives Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs are taking on crime in a city rampant with danger at every turn! An ’80s classic is now a Lion Forge reimagining for a bold, new audience!

 

MULTIVERSITY ULTRA COMICS 1
MULTIVERSITY ULTRA COMICS #1
DC COMICS
(W) Grant Morrison (A) Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy (CA) Doug Mahnke
The penultimate chapter of the greatest adventure in DC’s history is here!
The acclaimed FINAL CRISIS team of Grant Morrison and Doug Mahnke reunite for a story so big it could only take place in the real world – that’s right, Earth-33 is back!
With the Multiverse under attack, a team of scientists create one final savior to take on the otherworldly threat…and its name is Ultra Comics! Literally held in your hands, one being will attempt to halt the annihilation of creation – and you, the reader, will have a front-row seat as you become an integral part of the resistance!
It’s another exciting, experimental story told by two of today’s top creators! You won’t want to miss this exciting issue which acts as chapter eight of THE MULTIVERSITY storyline.

 

PASTAWAYS 1
PASTAWAYS #1
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Matt Kindt (A/CA) Scott Kolins
2015: the distant past. A crash landing strands five deep-time explorers in a primitive world of internal-combustion engines and Internet 1.0 and tears a rift in space-time that spouts dinosaurs, giant robots, and other strange phenomena! Only the marooned “PastAways” can defend the twenty-first century, unless the tensions of their unexpectedly prolonged mission tear them apart!

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

LOW TP VOL 01
LOW TP VOL 01 THE DELIRIUM OF HOPE  (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Greg Tocchini
Millennia ago, mankind fled the earth’s surface into the bottomless depths of the darkest oceans. Shielded from a merciless sun’s scorching radiation, the human race tried to stave off certain extinction by sending robotic probes far into the galaxy, to search for a new home among the stars. Generations later, one family is about to be torn apart, in a conflict that will usher in the final race to save humanity from a world beyond hope.
Dive into an aquatic fantasy like none you’ve ever seen before, as writer RICK REMENDER (BLACK SCIENCE, Captain America) and artist GREG TOCCHINI (Last Days of American Crime) bring you a tale mankind’s final hour in the cold, deathly dark of the sea.
Collects LOW #1-6

 

ROCHE LIMIT TP VOL 01
ROCHE LIMIT TP VOL 01
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Michael Moreci (A/CA) Vic Malhotra
“Our destiny is the stars, and I will lead us there.”
Twenty years after this promise, billionaire Langford Skaargard’s dream of cosmic exploration is no more. Roche Limit, a colony situated on the cusp of a mysterious energy anomaly, is a melting pot of crime and terrible secrets. When Bekkah Hudson goes missing, the search to find her will plunge her sister and a cadre of the colony’s underworld figures into an odyssey that reveals a grim future for mankind.
Presenting the first part of the sold-out, critically-acclaimed sci-fi trilogy!
Collects ROCHE LIMIT #1-5

 

RUNAWAYS COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VOL 03
RUNAWAYS COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VOL 03
MARVEL COMICS
(W/A) Various (CA) Humberto Ramos
As the superhuman Civil War threatens to crush the Runaways, the Young Avengers offer assistance – but how can the Runaways trust that they’re on the same side? As the Runaways make hard decisions about their future, they confront a horrific enemy who threatens to tear the team apart! Then, the Skrulls launch their Secret Invasion – and the Runaways and Young Avengers both have a Skrull on their team. Coincidence? With Xavin having betrayed his teammates, and Hulkling out of commission, can the Runaways and Young Avengers survive? And in the aftermath, visionary creator Joss Whedon sends the team running in a whole new direction – first to the East Coast, then a century into the past! Collecting CIVIL WAR: YOUNG AVENGERS AND RUNAWAYS #1-4, RUNAWAYS (2005) #19-30, RUNAWAYS SAGA and SECRET INVASION: RUNAWAYS/YOUNG AVENGERS #1-3.
Rated T+

 

WAYWARD TP VOL 01
WAYWARD TP VOL 01 STRING THEORY (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Jim Zub (A/CA) Steven Cummings & Various
IMAGE COMICS’S NEW SUPERNATURAL SPECTACULAR!
“If Wayward isn’t the next Saga, it will be a damn criminal shame.” -Bleeding Cool
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 (Samurai Jack, SKULLKICKERS) and STEVE CUMMINGS (Legends of the Dark Knight, Deadshot) team-up to create an all-new Image supernatural spectacle that combines the camaraderie and emotion of Buffy with the action and mystery of Hellboy.
Collects WAYWARD #1-5

 

 

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Back Issues / Vintage Comics
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Okay, let’s make this quick, I have iZombie back issues to price.

BOOM! Tomb of Dracula #1 in Very Good+ (4.5) for $50. A.J. and I have had several discussions about where Dracula got that medallion that he uses to clasp his cloak to his collar. I contend that he won it at the Vampire Olympics, he took the gold in the Turning Into Mist and Floating Through a Keyhole event.

BIGGITY-BAM!! Marvel Premiere numbers 47 and 48, first Scott Lang Ant-Man in Very Fine (8.0), $200 for the pair and before you ask no, I’m sorry but we can’t sell them separately; they’re like conjoined twins, it would be very risky to try separating them, they share organs.

KA-POW!!! Nova #1! First appearance of Nova! Very Good/Fine (5.0)! $50! Nova’s helmet looks incredibly uncomfortable, don’t you think? It doesn’t really seem to conform to the contours of the human skull, limits the peripheral vision, and it looks very hot — and by very hot I mean in the sense that it looks like it would bottle-in ambient body heat, not hot in the “sexy” sense — but it is kind of sexy too.

SNUH!!!! Daredevil #131, first appearance of Bullseye, Very Fine+ (8.5) for $150. Boy, I gotta tell ya’, that Bullseye is not a very nice fellow. He could have used his incredible talent for pinpoint accuracy with projectiles for any number of legitimate careers. Umm … he was a baseball pitcher once, I think … he could’ve been an Olympic class archer, or maybe the javelin. The discus perhaps….

 

 

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Games
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STARWARSARMADA
STAR WARS ARMADA
Massive Star Destroyers fly to battle against Rebel corvettes and frigates. Banks of turbolasers unleash torrential volleys of fire against squadrons of X-wing and TIEs. Engineering teams race to route additional power to failing shields. Laser blasts and explosions flare across the battlefield. Even a single ship can change the tide of battle.

In Star Wars: Armada, you assume the role of fleet admiral, serving with either the Imperial Navy or Rebel Alliance. You assemble your fleet and engage the enemy. Using the game’s unique maneuver tool, you steer your capital ships across the battlefield, even while squadrons of starfighters buzz around them. Then, as these ships exchange fire, it’s your job to issue the tactical commands that will decide the course of battle and, perhaps, the fate of the galaxy.

 

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MAGIC THE GATHERING: DRAGONS OF TARKIR
Dragons of Tarkir, the third and final set in the Khans of Tarkir block. Product comes available in the form of booster packs, intro packs, fat packs and event decks.

 

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DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS 5E: ELEMENTAL EVIL – PRINCES OF THE APOCALYPSE
Abolish an ancient evil threatening devastation in this adventure for the world’s greatest roleplaying game!

Called by the Elder Elemental Eye to serve, four corrupt prophets have risen from the depths of anonymity to claim mighty weapons with direct links to the power of the elemental princes. Each of these prophets has assembled a cadre of cultists and creatures to serve them in the construction of four elemental temples of lethal design. It is up to adventurers from heroic factions such as the Emerald Enclave and the Order of the Gauntlet to discover where the true power of each prophet lay, and dismantle it before it comes boiling up to obliterate the Realms.

 

Munchkin Deluxe Box
STAR MUNCHKIN DELUXE
Grab your laser sword. Fight every cyborg and alien you meet. Stab your rivals in the back and steal their stuff. Take the loot and run!
Star Munchkin Deluxe is the Star Munchkin you know and love, but with a board and standees for even better door-kicking action!

 

 

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Toys / Collectables
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LUKEHOTH
COMMANDER LUKE SKYWALKER 1/6 FIGURE
SIDESHOW TOYS
From Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, recreate your favorite moments leading up to the Battle of Hoth with the Sideshow Collectibles Commander Luke Skywalker – Hoth Sixth Scale Figure. Fearless and vigilant, the Rebel leader comes to life with an incredibly screen-accurate portrait of young Skywalker as portrayed by actor Mark Hamill. Bundled up in authentically replicated cold-weather fatigues, featuring hand-tailored insulated clothing and an additional portrait with headgear and snow goggles, Luke is prepared to head out into the freezing wilderness surrounding Echo Base armed with his trusty lightsaber, blaster, and macrobinoculars. There’s no telling what dangers he will encounter while on patrol…from a nearby ‘meteorite’ crash, to hungry wampas, to a full blown Imperial invasion – the Commander of the Rebel Alliance had better be ready for anything!

 

CLAYFACE
BATMAN ARKHAM CITY CLAYFACE DLX AF
DC COMICS
The monstrous Clayface can take any shape-including that of an awesome action figure like this all-new one based on the villain’s appearance from the best-selling video game Batman: Arkham City. Clayface comes with accessories and two interchangeable arms.

 

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PREDATOR SERIES 13
NECA
The 13th series of our longest running figure collection is an homage to the classic Kenner Expanded Universe Predators of the early 1990s! Renegade, Cracked Tusk and Scavage all appeared in the original Alien vs. Predator comic book pack-in included with their classic Kenner figures. Taking inspiration from those designs, our team has applied modern sculpting, detail and articulation to upgrade these vintage Predators for the new millennium.
Renegade comes with all new weapons based on the original Kenner designs. Cracked Tusk comes with spear and throwing disc accessories. The tallest of the trio, Scavage comes with a removable mask. These highly detailed figures stand approximately 8? tall and feature over 25 points of articulation.

 

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EC Events Update: Batman Day and more!

Here are a few EC event updates that didn’t make it into last week’s newsletter:
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MOVIE-THEMED GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE!!!
Wednesday, March 25th from 11am to 9pm

Join us on Wednesday, March 25th, for our Wednesday Give-Away & Raffle! And this time, we’re going to the movies!!!

Thanks to our friends at Sundial Muvico in Downtown St. Pete, the FIRST 40 GUESTS at 11am & 7pm will receive a FREE INSURGENT IMAX ILLUSTRATED ONE-SHEET POSTER!!!

You can also enter our raffle for a chance to win* one of two sets of DC MOVIE POSTER THEME VARIANT COVERS!!! (From the last 2 weeks of March)

The drawing will be held on Friday, March 27th at 11am!

*Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

 

 

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BATMAN DAY SALE – 20% OFF!!!
Saturday, March 28th from 11am to 9pm

Batman’s 76th Anniversary is March 30th! (The cover of Detective #27 says “May”, but the publication copyright date is March 30, 1939.)

So, to celebrate, EC is hosting BATMAN DAY on Saturday, March 28th!!!

All day Saturday, SAVE 20% on ALL BATMAN & BATMAN FAMILY MERCHANDISE in the store**!!!
(**Vintage comics are not included in the sale.)

And, you can meet BATMAN & BANE LIVE, IN-PERSON from 11-1pm and 3-5pm for pics & autographs!!!

During their visit, you can challenge the Dark Knight or Bane for prizes and EC discounts!!!

Plus, ALL GUESTS can enter our raffle for a chance to win* 1 of 2 LOVE LETTER: BATMAN GAMES!!!

The drawing will be held on Monday, March 30th at 11am!
*Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

 

 

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TABLETOP DAY!!!
Saturday, April 11th from 11am to 7pm
(followed by our regular EC Board Game Night!)

This is a celebration of all things TABLETOP!

Join us for an all day event of Board Gaming. We will be hosting several gaming demos all day long to teach new players and will be handing out promotional cards to players.

Volunteers will be on hand to answer any questions regarding board gaming and to assist new players. All are welcome to come and play!

Additionally, we will be holding raffles all day long for fabulous prizes! These range from deluxe expansions to full copies of Table Top Day games!

Our friends at Gamers On The Edge will be here all day long to support this event. Additionally, we will have the folks from Dave’s Dawg House visiting us to provide their food truck services for the day!

We look forward to seeing our gaming community come together to support this event and to see anyone whom has ever wanted to roll dice come visit and learn to play!

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Clearwater Library Comic Con! Newsletter 3/20/15

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INSURGENT: DIVERGENT RAFFLE – FRI & SAT!!!
Join us on Friday & Saturday, 3/20 & 3/21 for a special TWO-DAY RAFFLE!

Thanks to our friends at Sundial Muvico in Downtown St. Pete, ALL GUESTS can enter our special Weekend Raffle for a chance to win* one of FIVE DIFFERENT DIVERGENT: INSURGENT AUTHENTIC MOVIE POSTER & EC $10 COUPON SETS, including 1 Grand Prize
GIANT-SIZE POSTER!!!

The drawings will be held on Monday, March 23rd at 11am!

*Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

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CLEARWATER COMIC CON
Saturday, March 21st from 12pm to 6pm
at Clearwater Main Library 100 N. Osceola Ave., Clearwater, FL 33755

Here’s the information from the Clearwater Library’s Facebook page:

SON OF COMIC CON! We’re back for the second time with more comic, more con, more everything!

Sponsored by Emerald City Comics

Additional PRIZES! provided by:
Crunchyroll: Official Source for Anime & Manga
Super Anime Store: Best & Hottest Anime Products

The free, family-friendly Comic Con will feature well-known comic writers, artists and local groups including:

Chuck Dixon (Batman, Punisher, the Simpsons)
Austin Janowsky Art (Iron Man, X-Men, Stanley the Snowman)
Justin Ponsor, Color Artist (Ultimate Spiderman, Guardians of the Galaxy, Infinity)
Ben Filipiak & Mike Foss (Fierce Comics)
Suncoast Ghostbusters
TARDIS Riders in Pinellas
Heroes Alliance
The 501st Legion Tampa Squadron
Gamerz Vault
Gamers On The Edge
Eric and the Legion One Year Anniversary Show
M & M Video Games
Baid is Born Comics
Pike’s Comics
Legend of Evorath Book Series
Fandomonium Designs
Pop-Cap-Poppy
Florida Center for Creative Photography
UndRground Market

For more information about the event: http://www.myclearwater.com/cpl/comiccon.asp or by calling 727-562-4970.

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

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

Mon Mar 23         7:00pm – 12:00am
Monster Hunter 4U Hunt Nights!

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

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

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

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

Sun Mar 29         4:00pm – 6:00pm
Pokemon League (youth)

Tue Mar 31         7:00pm – 10:00pm
Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild – Season of the Shackles

Thu Apr 2         6:00pm – 9:00pm
EC! Living Card Game Night

Sat Apr 4         All day
Are You a Werewolf? Dinner Theater

Sun Apr 5         All day
CLOSED FOR EASTER SUNDAY

Mon Apr 6         7:00pm – 12:00am
Monster Hunter 4U Hunt Nights!

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

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

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

Sat Apr 11         All day
Tabletop Day / EC Board Game Night

Sun Apr 12         4:00pm – 6:00pm
Pokemon League (youth)

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

(Please note: the following featured items were expected to ship, but are not guaranteed to be in-stock in the case of shortages or sell-outs)

 

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Click here for new releases!

 

 

Featured Comic Books:

 

CHRONONAUTS 1
CHRONONAUTS #1  (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Mark Millar (A) Sean Murphy (CA) Sean Murphy, Matt Hollingsworth
From MARK MILLAR (Kick-Ass) and SEAN GORDON MURPHY (Punk Rock Jesus) comes a bromance for the ages! Corbin Quinn and Danny Reilly are two buddies who love to have fun. They’re also scientific geniuses. When their research leads them to a time-traveling adventure, will they use their knowledge for the good of all mankind? Or use the space-time continuum for their own ends? This is the story of man’s first, televised steps through the time-stream and everything going wrong in the process.

 

FLY OUTBREAK 1
FLY OUTBREAK #1 (OF 5)
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Brandon Seifert (A/CA) Menton3
Years ago, a scientist had a horrific accident when he tried to use his newly invented teleportation device and became a human/fly hybrid. Now his almost-human son continues to search for a cure for the mutated genes. But a breakthrough turns into a breakout, and anyone exposed risks turning into a monster as well…

 

FRANKENSTEIN UNDERGROUND 1
FRANKENSTEIN UNDERGROUND #1 (OF 5)
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Mike Mignola (A) Ben Stenbeck (CA) Mike Mignola
The Frankenstein creature is alone, abandoned, and wandering underground, where he will discover other strange creatures-and dark secrets to the universe.

 

GIANT DAYS 1
GIANT DAYS #1
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) John Allison (A/CA) Lissa Treiman
WHY WE LOVE IT: John Allison is well known for his funny and intelligent webcomics Bad Machinery and Scary Go Round. His story of three friends at university lightly flavored with the occult features some of the best dialogue in comics, and we couldn’t help but think it’s like Monty Python goes to college. Sign us up!
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: John Allison’s daily webcomics are hilarious, the kind of strips where every panel makes you laugh out loud. As a result, John has earned a large, loyal following of readers that have followed his work daily for the past 12 years. This is a series ans of things like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Scott Pilgrim, or Gunnerkrigg Court will not ant to miss.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Susan, Esther, and Daisy started at university three weeks ago and became fast friends because their dorm rooms were next to each other. Now, away from home for the first time, all three want to reinvent themselves. But in the face of handwringing boys, “personal experimentation,” influenza, mysterymold, nuchauvinism, and the willful, unwanted intrusion of “academia,” they may be lucky just to make it to spring alive.

 

INVISIBLE REPUBLIC 1
INVISIBLE REPUBLIC #1 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Gabriel Hardman, Corinna Bechko (A/CA) Gabriel Hardman
Breaking Bad meets Blade Runner.
Arthur McBride’s planetary regime has fallen. His story is over. That is until reporter Croger Babb discovers the journal of Arthur’s cousin, Maia. Inside is the violent, audacious hidden history of the legendary freedom fighter. Erased from the official record, Maia alone knows how dangerous her cousin really is…
Creative team GABRIEL HARDMAN (KINSKI, “Intense” – A.V. Club) and CORINNA BECHKO (HEATHENTOWN, “Nuanced” – Broken Frontier) brought you sci-fi adventure before (Planet of the Apes, Star Wars: Legacy, Hulk) but never this gritty or this epic.

 

RED ONE 1
RED ONE #1 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Xavier Dorison (A/CA) Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson
What happens when America’s greatest hero…is a Russian Spy?
Soviet Agent Vera Yelnikov is sent to 1977 Los Angeles by the Kremlin to become an American Superhero and spread communist values in the land of Uncle Sam in a funky superhero romp straight out of a Tarantino film by TERRY & RACHEL DODSON (Uncanny X-Men, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, Harley Quinn) and XAVIER DORISON (Long John Silver, The Third Testament).

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

BOBS BURGERS TP VOL 01
BOBS BURGERS TP VOL 01
D. E.
(W) Chad Brewster & Various (A) Robin Brigstocke & Various (CA) Steve Umbleby
Now you can read about the Belcher family (parents Bob and Linda, and their children Tina, Gene and Louise) with brand-new in-canon stories created by the TV show’s producers, writers, and animators! That’s right, all-original stories that expand upon the fan-favorite animated series, including hilarious installments of “Louise’s Unsolved Mysteries”, “Tina’s Erotic Friend Fiction”, “A Gene Belcher Original Musical”, “Letters Written by Linda”, “Bob’s Burgers of the Day”, and much more!

 

DEADPOOLS ART OF WAR TP
DEADPOOLS ART OF WAR TP
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Peter David (A/CA) Scott Koblish
Sun Tzu’s Art of War has been called the definitive work on military strategy and tactics. It has influenced leaders in both warfare and business for hundreds of years. Which means it’s totally in the public domain, and ripe for being ripped off by Deadpool! And what’s Deadpool’s plan to ensure that his version outsells the original? Make sure the world is at war when it comes out! But Deadpool soon finds it’s easier starting a war than it is keeping the war under his control! Now, Loki has imprisoned ‘Pool and is about to conquer Earth! Fortunately, Deadpool knows the art of war, right? (He does, that’s sort of the point. He’s teaching you about war in this series.) Will Deadpool’s war destroy Earth – or make him a best-selling author? Collecting DEADPOOL’S ART OF WAR #1-4.
Parental Advisory

 

LAZARUS TP VOL 03
LAZARUS TP VOL 03 CONCLAVE (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Greg Rucka (A) Michael Lark (CA) Owen Freeman
For the first time since dividing the world, the 16 Families have gathered together again in the exclusive luxury confines of Triton One to resolve the emerging conflict between Family Carlyle and Family Hock, and they’ve brought their Lazari with them. Amidst budding friendships, romance, and politics, Forever will learn the truth about who she is and the first hints of what she will become.
Collects LAZARUS #10-15

 

MS MARVEL TP VOL 02
MS MARVEL TP VOL 02 GENERATION WHY
MARVEL COMICS
(W) C. Willow Wilson (A) Jake Wyatt, Adrian Alphona (CA) Jamie McKelvie
Who is the Inventor, and what does he want with the all-new Ms. Marvel and all her friends? Maybe Wolverine can help! If Kamala can stop fan-girling out about meeting her favorite super hero, that is. Then, Kamala crosses paths with Inhumanity – by meeting the royal dog, Lockjaw! But why is Lockjaw really with Kamala? As Ms. Marvel discovers more about her past, the Inventor continues to threaten her future. Kamala bands together with some unlikely heroes to stop the maniacal villain before he does real damage, but has she taken on more than she can handle? And how much longer can Ms. Marvel’s life take over Kamala Khan’s? The fan-favorite, critically acclaimed, amazing new series continues as Kamala Khan proves why she’s the best (and most adorable) new super hero there is! Collecting MS. MARVEL (2014) #6-11.
Rated T+

 

 

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PANDEMICSTATE
PANDEMIC: STATE OF EMERGENCY
Saving the world just got a little bit harder in Pandemic: State of Emergency, an expansion for Pandemic that offers three new challenges:
The Hinterlands Challenge, in which the diseases spread from animals to humans.
The Emergency Events Challenge, in which unpredictable events have nasty effects on the game.
The Superbug Challenge, in which a fifth disease that cannot be treated threatens the world! To fight off this threat, you must first find its cure, using quarantines to stop the spread of disease in the meantime, then produce vaccine doses. You must eradicate the superbug disease to win. This is NOT for the faint of heart…

 

PATHFINDERSTRATEGYGUIDE
PATHFINDER: STRATEGY GUIDE
Unlock the secrets of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game! This 160-page strategy guide gives you invaluable advice on how to make a character, from the formation of a concept to selecting the best options to make your character come to life. An extensive look at the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook rules helps you explore the world and survive the terrible dangers of the adventuring life. This guide also includes rules for advancing your character from simple beginnings to the heights of power. Learn to improve your play and master the game with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Strategy Guide!

 

LEGENDARYFEARITSELF
LEGENDARY VILLAINS DBG: MARVEL FEAR ITSELF
With the Legendary Villains: Fear Itself expansion for Legendary and Legendary: Villains, you can play through the “Fear Itself” storyline from Marvel Comics. This expansion consists of six new allies from The Worthy: Kuurth, Mul, Skirn, Nerkkod, Greithoth and Skadi; one new adversary group; one new commander; and three new plots.
Players can work both with and against other players to defeat Iron Man in his Uru Enchanted Armor as he leads the forces of The Mighty while laying waste to planet Earth!

 

YUGIOHRETURNOFBLING
YU-GI-OH! TCG: PREMIUM GOLD – RETURN OF THE BLING
The King of Bling returns!
Finishing the job started by the hugely popular Premium Gold set, the new Premium Gold: Return of the Bling follows through with updates and upgrades to dozens more cards from the golden age of Yu-Gi-Oh! up to the present day!
UPDATED! 22 previous Gold Rare cards from past Gold Series have been revised to our new-and-improved advanced Gold Rare technology. More shine than ever before!
UPGRADED! 48 top cards released with Gold Rare technology for the first time. Dozens of cards spanning the years, from all 5 pieces of Exodia to Number 101: Silent Honor ARK!
BRAND NEW! 21 new cards, all in Gold Secret technology, including cards for Blackwing, HERO, and Number Decks!
Gold Rares enshrine Duelists’ favorite cards in immortal Gold color: Gold card frames, Gold art boxes frames, Gold text box frames, Gold card names, and (for monsters) Gold level stars. Gold Secrets take all of that and add a Secret Rare Card’s textured foil pattern on top of it!
Each 5-card Premium Gold: Return of the Bling mini-pack contains 2 Gold Secrets (each a brand new, never-before-released card). Each mini-pack also has 3 standard Gold Rares (1 upgraded prior Gold Rare, and 2 new Gold Rares that are blinged out for the first time ever)! Each box contains 3 mini-packs, for a total of 15 cards: 6 Gold Secrets and 9 Gold Rares.

 

 

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Toys / Collectables
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GODZILLA 12-IN LONG 1995 BURNING VER AF
NECA
Celebrating the most famous kaiju of all time, NECA continues to explore the classic decade-spanning Godzilla franchise! This version of the beloved monster is based on the 1995 movie Godzilla vs. Destoroyah. The figure stands over 6″ tall, with a head-to-tail measurement of over 12″ long. It features incredible “burning” details, a bendable tail, and nearly 30 points of articulation!

 

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GORILLA SOLDIER 8 IN FIGURE
NECA
From the beloved 1968 film, Planet of the Apes, our retro Gorilla Soldier is dressed in tailored fabric clothing similar to the toy lines that helped define the licensed action figure market in the 1970s.The Gorilla Soldier features a new Type 2 body with added articulation, including bicep swivel and improved thigh movement, and comes with a rifle accessory with strap. Blister card packaging with removable protective clamshell.

 

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STAR-LORD
HOT TOYS
Born on Earth but drawn to the stars, Peter Quill became the interstellar adventurer known as Star-Lord. In the upcoming Marvel Studios film, Guardians of the Galaxy, Star-Lord must rally an unlikely team of interstellar misfits in an all-or-nothing attempt to protect the cosmos from forces of evil and destruction.
Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are delighted to present the Star-Lord Sixth Scale Figure! The movie-accurate Star-Lord collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Chris Pratt as Star-Lord. Featuring a newly developed head sculpt, an interchangeable LED light-up masked head sculpt, highly detailed costume, weapons and accessories.

 

 

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HOWARD THE DUCK #1 is here! Newsletter 3/13/15

 

HOWARD THE DUCK 1
HOT off the pages of the … the post-credits scene at the … the end of a … popular movie … HOWARD THE DUCK is back! Join him as he takes on the weird cases that only a talking duck can crack as the Marvel Universe’s resident private investigator!
Let Sex Criminals’ CHIP ZDARSKY (a writer known mostly as an artist) and JOE QUINONES (an artist known mostly as a lover) guide you through his new world as he takes on THE BLACK CAT and MYSTERIOUS FORCES FROM OUTER SPACE!
WAUGH!
Rated T+

 

 

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ST. PATRICK’S DAY RAFFLE WITH PAIR O’ DICE BREWERY & EC!!!
Saturday, March 14th from 11am to 9pm

We’ve partnered with our friends at PAIR O’ DICE BREWERY (at 4400 118th Ave. N., just around the corner from EC), to bring you even more holiday fun!
http://www.pairodicebrewing.com/
On Sat., March 14th, ALL GUESTS can enter our raffle for a chance to win* a PAIR O’ DICE GIFT PACK from the brewery, PLUS, a KORRIGAN’S BOARD GAME from your friends at EC!

The drawing will be held on Sunday, March 15th at Noon!

*Entrants for the Pair O’ Dice raffle must be 21 years of age or older. Proof of age will be required. Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

 

 

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THE CW’S IZOMBIE PREMIERE  GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE!
Wednesday, March 18th from 11am to 9pm

iZombie premieres on the CW Channel 44 on Tuesday, March 17th! To get you in the mood for brain-eating (with a little Tabasco sauce, of course), EC will hold a special post-airing give-away and raffle!

On Wednesday, March 18th, the FIRST 25 GUESTS at 11am & 7pm will receive a FREE iZOMBIE #1 REPRINT COMIC!!!

Plus, ALL GUESTS can enter our Wednesday Raffle for a chance to win* one of 3 (1 large, 2 small) CW iZOMBIE POSTERS!!!
AND  you could also win BACK ISSUE COMICS and VINTAGE RPG BOOKS from the CLEARWATER PUBLIC LIBRARY COMIC CON!!!
Be sure to visit the Comic Con on Sat., March 21st!

The raffle winners will be drawn on Fri., March 20th at 11am!

* Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

 

 

On Saturday, March 21st, be sure to visit the Clearwater Library ComiCon before coming to EC!
http://www.myclearwater.com/cpl/comiccon.asp

 

 

Keep checking our Facebook page for details on these upcoming events:

Wednesday, March 25th: Batman Give-Away and DC movie-themed covers Raffle!

Saturday, March 28th: Batman Day, celebrating his 76th anniversary, including a Bonus Raffle for the game Love Letter: Batman!!!

 

 

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

Friday, March 13  7:00pm
HeroClix! Trinity War Tournament

Saturday, March 14  7:00pm
EC Board Game Night

Sunday, March 15  4:00pm
Pokemon League (youth)

Monday, March 16  7:00pm
DBZ Pick up Tourney

Tuesday, March 17  7:00pm
Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild – Season of the Shackles

Thursday, March 19  6:00pm
EC! Living Card Game Night

Sunday, March 22  4:00pm
Pokemon League (youth)

Monday, March 23  7:00pm
Monster Hunter 4U Hunt Nights!

Tuesday, March 24  7:00pm
Pathfinder Society of Florida RPG Bi-Weekly Session

Tuesday, March 24  7:00pm
Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild – Season of the Shackles

Thursday, March 26  6:00pm
EC! Living Card Game Night

Saturday, March 28  7:00pm
EC Board Game Night

 

 

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

 

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

 

(Please note: the following featured items were expected to ship, but are not guaranteed to be in-stock in the case of shortages or sell-outs)

 

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Click here for new releases!

 

Featured Comic Books:

 

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN SPECIAL 1
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN SPECIAL #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jeff Loveness (A) Luca Pizzari (CA) Jamal Campbell
ATTACK ON NEW ATTILAN!
•  A blockbuster three-part story spanning AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, INHUMAN and ALL-NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA starts here!
•  Something BIG wants to destroy New Attilan. The fact that New Attilan is in the Hudson River puts Manhattan and Spider-Man right in its crosshairs!
•  Jeff Loveness (The Jimmy Kimmel Show, DEATH OF WOLVERINE: LOGAN’S LEGACY) pens all three chapters with tremendous artists like Luca Pizzari and connecting variants by super star ADAM KUBERT!

 

BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT 1
BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT #1
DC COMICS
(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Viktor Bogdanovic, Art Thibert (CA) Dan Panosian
The Joker is dead. Arkham City is closed. As a new day begins, Bruce Wayne finds himself in devastating pain, recovering from his injuries and questioning whether his role as Batman is still necessary to the city’s survival. But as the sun rises in Gotham City, dangerous new threats emerge from the shadows…and the Arkham Knight is just beginning. Don’t miss this in-continuity prequel comic set prior to the events of the brand-new video game Batman: Arkham Knight!

 

HELLBREAK 1
HELLBREAK #1  (MR)
ONI PRESS INC.
(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Brian Churilla
There are thousands of Hells, each unique, each terrible. Mega-cities ruled by vicious gangs. Empires where the most perverse are well-respected. Wastelands roamed by prehistoric monstrosities. With the proper tools and know-how… you can infiltrate Hell whether you’re dead or not. With the proper tools and know-how, you can break out. Project Kerberos has developed this forbidden technology, and a special forces extraction team is dispatched to rescue lost souls from the infernal realm.

 

SOUTHERN CROSS 1
SOUTHERN CROSS #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Becky Cloonan (A) Andy Belanger (CA) Becky Cloonan
NOW BOARDING: Southern Cross, tanker flight 73 to TITAN!
Alex Braith is on board retracing her sister’s steps to the refinery moon, hoping to collect her remains and find some answers. The questions keep coming though-how did her sister die? Where did her cabin mate disappear to? Who is that creep across the hall? And why does she always feel like she’s being watched?
Inspired by classic mysteries and weird fiction, SOUTHERN CROSS is a crucible of creeping anxiety and fear as Braith struggles with the ghosts of her past on board a ship that holds secrets best kept buried.

 

THE SURFACE 1
SURFACE #1 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Ales Kot (A/CA) Langdon Foss, Jordie Bellaire
What would happen if Moebius and District 9 had a baby? Maybe THE SURFACE!
Welcome to Africa. Ebola is no longer a problem. The West and the East are moving in-and three hacker lovers are searching Tanzania for the place that can change everything: THE SURFACE!
The first issue of a mind-bending action SF epic drawn by the esteemed LANGDON FOSS (Get Jiro!, Winter Soldier) and colored by the Eisner-winning JORDIE BELLAIRE (everything)! THE SURFACE!

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

COPPERHEAD TP VOL 01
COPPERHEAD TP VOL 01 A NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Jay Faerber (A) Scott Godlewski (CA) Scott Godlewski, Ron Riley
“Copperhead is the best Image debut of the year and my favorite new comic.” – Brian K. Vaughan (SAGA, Y – THE LAST MAN)
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?

 

GODZILLA CATACLYSM TP
GODZILLA CATACLYSM TP
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!

 

ODDLY NORMAL TP VOL 01
ODDLY NORMAL TP VOL 01
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. Join Oddly as she navigates a strange new school, monstrous bullies, and Evil itself on an unforgettable fantasy adventure through the vibrant world of Fignation in ODDLY NORMAL.

 

TINY TITANS RETURN TO THE TREEHOUSE TP
TINY TITANS RETURN TO THE TREEHOUSE TP
DC COMICS
(W) Art Baltazar, Franco (A/CA) Art Baltazar
The Eisner Award-winning series is back in this new title collecting the six-issue miniseries! Superboy and Supergirl return to the treehouse to discover…it’s missing! Or is it just…really small? Who could have done such a thing? Find out as all your favorite Tiny Titans search for answers!

 

 

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Okay kids, mucho busy, mucho busy, let’s keep this short and sassy.

We’ve got an Omega Men #3 in Very Fine/Near Mint (9.0) for $50. This one is first Lobo, he looks hilarious in his first appearance — he has an orange, white, and lavender bodysuit.

We’ve got Amazing Spider-Man #361 in Near Mint (9.6) for $85. First Carnage here folks … I wonder how many copies of this particular comic I’ve tried foisting on you people through this newsletter? Probably a bunch … and I’ve sold every one of those copies, so please come buy this one — it’s a really nice one.

Iron Man #282 in a CBCS 9.6 (Near Mint) for $80. First appearance of War Machine. I’m not a War Machine, I’m just a Love Machine and I won’t work for nobody but you.

X-Factor #6, first Apocalypse, Near Mint- (9.4), $95. Can’t believe I haven’t sold this yet, come on by and put an end to my confusion.

 

 

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DNDDICEMASTERS
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS DICE MASTERS: BATTLE FOR FAERUN
Dungeons & Dragons Dice Masters: Battle for Faerûn is a game that utilizes WizKids Games’ proprietary Dice Building Game platform in which two players take the role of warlords, collect and assemble their “party” of adventurer dice and battle in head-to-head gameplay. Each turn, players roll the dice to see what resources they have available, buy dice, send their party members into the field, and then strike at the enemy warlord. There are multiple cards available for each type of die so players get to choose which one to use. This lets players specialize dice to suit play style.
Additional cards and dice to expand your collection can be found in expansion packs. Each Foil Pack contains two cards and two dice that players can add to their Dice Masters Battle for Faerûn collections. Players can create teams of their favorite fantasy characters from the Forgotten Realms universe. You can expect to see some of the most recognizable monsters and characters, such as Kobolds, Beholders, Mindflayers, Dragons, Drow, and many more!

 

BATMANLOVELETTER
LOVE LETTER: BATMAN
Love Letter: Batman is a game of risk, deduction, and luck for 2–4 players based on the original Love Letter game by Seiji Kanai. The deck consists mostly of criminals, with Joker being the most valuable card at #8, Harley Quinn at #7, and so on, with Robin showing up at #4 and Batman as #1, which is the guard in the original Love Letter. Your goal is either to hold — that is, have captured — the highest valued card at the end of the round or to be the final player active in the round.
From a deck with only sixteen cards, each player starts with only one card in hand; one card is removed from play. On a turn, you draw one card, and play one card, using the power on that card to expose others and (possibly) knock them out of the round. If you use Batman’s ability to KO someone (other than Robin), you score one point, with points being tracked via Batsignal tokens. If you’re the final player active in the round or the player with the highest card when the deck runs out, then you score a point.
The game ends following the round in which someone has seven or more points, and the player with the most points wins.

 

HOBBITLOVELETTER
LOVE LETTER: THE HOBBIT – THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES
Love Letter: The Hobbit – The Battle of the Five Armies is a game of risk, deduction, and luck for 2–4 players based on the original Love Letter game by Seiji Kanai. The deck consists of 17 cards, with the Arkenstone being valued #8, Bilbo Baggins #7, and so on down to The One Ring at #0.
In each round, each player starts with only one card in hand; one card is removed from play. On a turn, you draw one card, and play one card, using the power on that card to expose others and (possibly) knock them out of the round. If you’re the final player active in the round or the player with the highest card when the deck runs out, then you score a point. In LL: The Hobbit, The One Ring does nothing during play, but it counts as a #7 when the game ends, possibly leading to a tie should someone else hold Bilbo.
In addition to the one extra card, LL: The Hobbit differs from the original game in that the Baron (#3) is represented by two separate cards: Tauriel and Legolas. When you use an elf’s power to compare cards, Tauriel knocks out the player with the higher valued card while Legolas targets the lower valued card.
Whoever first wins 4-7 rounds, with the number dependent on the number of players, wins the game!

 

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SMASH UP: PRETTY PRETTY SMASH UP
Think only pirates, time travelers, vampires and bears can smash bases? Well, get ready to be taught a lesson — in the nicest way possible!
Pretty Pretty Smash Up brings the sweetest factions ever to the vicious fight for victory! Kitty Cats use their incredible cuteness to take control of enemy minions. Princesses ply their royalty, beauty and even their love to get their way. Fairies’ fickle tricks give you options like never before, while the herds of Mythic Horses work together for dominance. Get ready — your opponents will never know what hit them!
Pretty Pretty Smash Up can be played on its own as a two-player game or combined with other Smash Up titles to allow for up to four players to compete at the same time.

 

 

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Toys / Collectables
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r2bank
STAR WARS R2-D2 FIGURE BANK
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Release!  Add the droid that started it all to your collection and start saving the galaxy one coin at a time with this all-new Star Wars R2D2 Figure Bank!  Perfectly in scale with your Ultimate Quarter Scale action figures, this Oluf Hartvigson sculpt measures approximately 11 inches tall and features all the style and precision details of an expensive statue at a fraction of the price!

 

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GODZILLA MECHAGODZILLA VINYL FIGURAL BANK
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Release! Godzilla’s greatest foe is launching his attack! A cybernetic copy of Godzilla with superior firepower, this vinyl figural bank of Mechagodzilla is based on how the robotic kaiju appeared in 1974’s Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla. Standing 12 inches tall, the bank features a coin slot in his back, as well as a removable head for coin retrieval. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios!

 

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MARVEL SELECT CABLE AF
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys release! From the distant future he came, the son of Cyclops, the bane of Stryfe, the man called Cable! The founder of X-Force, Cable always comes ready for battle, with big guns and even bigger ammo, and since his debut he has loomed large in the Marvel Universe. Now, he’s the latest 7″ Marvel Select figure from DST! Wielding multiple weapons, including one that can be mounted on his shoulder, Cable comes with a detailed display base, referencing his most famous foe. Figure and base come packaged in display-ready Select packaging, with spine artwork for shelf reference.

 

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Win a $20 EC gift certificate! Newsletter 3/6/15

 

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PRINCESS LEIA DAY!!!
Saturday, March 6th from 11am to 9pm

SAVE 20% OFF ALL PRINCESS LEIA & SELECT STAR WARS MERCHANDISE!

AND the FIRST 36 GUESTS will receive a STAR WARS 3D STICKER, some of which will have SPECIAL DISCOUNTS, including 1 sticker with a $20 EC GIFT CERTIFICATE!!!

You can also enter our special Saturday Raffle for a chance to win* 1 of 2 VADER’S LITTLE PRINCESS BOOK SETS, featuring: A Postcard Book, a Journal, and Vader’s Little Princess, all by Jeffrey Brown!

*Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

 

 

For the following events, keep checking our Facebook page for details!

Wednesday, March 11th:

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day early, “wearing the green” with a Green Lantern action figure and EC pen give-away!
Potted Potter raffle!
DC Movie-themed variant covers raffle!

Saturday, March 14th:

“Hops & Tabletops” Pair O’ Dice Brewery raffle!

 

 

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

Sat Mar 7     11:00am – 9:00pm
Super Smash Brothers Game Day!

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

Mon Mar 9         7:00pm – 12:00am
Monster Hunter 4U Hunt Nights!

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

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

Thu Mar 12         5:00pm – 9:00pm
Extra Life Guild Meeting – Event Room Closed

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

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

Mon Mar 16         7:00pm – 10:30pm
DBZ Pick up Tourney

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

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

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

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

Mon Mar 23         7:00pm – 12:00am
Monster Hunter 4U Hunt Nights!

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

 

 

(Please note: the following featured items were expected to ship, but are not guaranteed to be in-stock in the case of shortages or sell-outs)

 

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Click here for new releases!

 

Featured Comic Books:

 

ALL NEW HAWKEYE 1
ALL NEW HAWKEYE #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Ramon K. Perez
• Hawkeye returns in an all-new series featuring superstar writer Jeff Lemire in his Marvel debut and Eisner Award-winning artist Ramon Perez, as they bring you a fresh new look into the life of everyone’s favorite Avenger. With Kate Bishop, his trusted ward and protégé back at his side (not titles she would use), Team Hawkeye is thrown into an all new adventure spanning two generations of avenging archers. Past and present lives collide as Kate and Clint face a threat that will challenge everything they know about what it means to be Hawkeye.
•  But no one puts Hawkeye in a corner.
•  Hawkeye and Hawkeye take aim March 2015!
Rated T+

 

BIG MAN PLANS 1
BIG MAN PLANS #1 (OF 4) (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Eric Powell, Tim Weisch (A/CA) Eric Powell
From ERIC POWELL (Eisner award-winning creator of The Goon) and TIM WEISCH (a guy who used to be a bricklayer) comes BIG MAN PLANS, a brutal crime drama with a shocking mystery at its heart. Even the most marginalized in society can exact revenge if they don’t care how they do it.

 

BLACKCROSS 1
BLACK CROSS #1 (OF 6)
D. E.
(W) Warren Ellis (A) Colton Worley (CA) Jae Lee
All small towns have secrets.  All small towns have ghosts.  Black Cross, in the Pacific North West of America, has more secrets than most.  And it is being haunted by something impossible.  BLACK CROSS, a supernatural extension of the PROJECT SUPERPOWERS mythos, is a ghost story about something reaching out from the other side of the night, through the forest and mist of this remote town, to grasp at the hearts of a handful of people who may not find out that they’re the targets of a strange killer until it’s much, much too late.

 

DESCENDER 1
DESCENDER #1  (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Dustin Nguyen
One young robot’s struggle to stay alive in a universe where all androids have been outlawed and bounty hunters lurk on every planet.
A rip-roaring and heart-felt cosmic odyssey that pits humanity against machine, and world against world, to create a sprawling space opera from the creators of Trillium, Sweet Tooth, and Little Gotham.
Extra-sized first issue. 30 story pages for only $2.99!

 

PALMIOTTI BRADY BIG CON JOB 1
PALMIOTTI BRADY BIG CON JOB #1 (OF 4)
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Jimmy Palmiotti, Matt Brady (A) Dominique “Domo” Stanton (CA) Amanda Conner, Jay Shaw
WHY WE LOVE IT: Comics veteran Jimmy Palmiotti (Harley Quinn) is a master at crafting humorous, snarky comics, and for The Con Job he’s teamed up with longtime comics journalist-turned-writer Matt Brady (Buck Rogers) and artist Dominike “Domo” Stanton (Deadpool) for a unique heist story. They’ve put the “con” back in comic conventions.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: In the mood for a character-driven, comic book convention crime caper? Palmiotti and Brady have crafted a Galaxy Quest meets Ocean’s 11-style crime story set in the larger-than-life backdrop of the modern convention circuit. You thought cons couldn’t get any bigger? You have no idea.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: After working the same convention circuit for many years, a group of flabby action heroes, aging sex symbols, and scifi bit players have become close friends as they watch their lines get shorter and their autographs get cheaper. That is, until they hire a cocky new booking agent who offers them their only chance at a comfortable retirement by robbing one of the largest cons in the country!

 

PRINCESSLEIA
PRINCESS LEIA #1 (OF 5)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Mark Waid (A/CA) Terry Dodson
• When Princess Leia Organa was captured by the Empire as a Rebel spy, she never betrayed her convictions, even in the face of the complete destruction of her home world, Alderaan. When her rescue came, she grabbed a blaster and joined the fight, escaping back to the Rebel Alliance and helping strike the biggest blow against the Empire-the destruction of the Death Star. But in the aftermath of that victory, the question remains…what is a princess without a world?
•  Writer Mark Waid (Daredevil, S.H.I.E.L.D.) and artist Terry Dodson (Avengers & X-Men: Axis, Uncanny X-Men) bring us a story of Leia’s quest to help her people and find her place in the galaxy.
Rated T

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

BIRTHRIGHT TP VOL 01
BIRTHRIGHT TP VOL 01 HOMECOMING (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) Andrei Bressan
For the Rhodes family, losing their son was the most devastating thing that could have occurred…but it couldn’t prepare them for what happened when he returned.
Skybound’s newest hit turns fantasy into reality in this all-new series from the creator of NAILBITER and GHOSTED. Pick up this introductory-priced collection and see what everyone’s talking about!
Collects BIRTHRIGHT #1-6

 

HAWKEYE VS DEADPOOL TP
HAWKEYE VS DEADPOOL TP
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Matteo Lolli (CA) James Harren
Once upon a time, champions emerged to fight the evil plaguing humanity. They fought for all that was good in the world. They were kind, generous and self-sacrificing. They were heroes. These are not those heroes. What do Hawkeye and Deadpool have in common? It’s Halloween in Brooklyn, and a S.H.I.E.L.D. espionage mystery has both heroes racing the clock. But things aren’t what they seem! Why are the bad guys dressed as good guys? And what does the Black Cat have to do with it? Marvel’s most beloved (and simultaneously annoying) duo is on the case! But with villains masquerading as heroes, who can Deadpool and Hawkeye trust? And no, it’s not one another. As the baddest brawlers in Brooklyn tear up the town, will Deadpool and Hawkeye kill each other before they figure it out? Collecting HAWKEYE VS. DEADPOOL #0-4.
Rated T+

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED HC
JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED HC
DC COMICS
(W) Jeff Lemire (A) Mike McKone & Various (CA) Mike McKone
In the aftermath of FOREVER EVIL, Adam Strange is caught up in an adventure across the far reaches of the cosmos that will unite an unexpected team of heroes including Supergirl, Hawkman, Green Arrow, Stargirl, Martian Manhunter and Animal Man – but if they’re on the team, who exactly is Canadian? And don’t miss the debut of the young Canadian hero known as Miiyahbin! It’s all here in stories from JLU #0-4, JUSTICE LEAGUE: FUTURES END #1 and JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED: FUTURES END #1!

 

MARVELS AVENGERS TP AGE OF ULTRON PRELUDE
MARVELS AVENGERS TP AGE OF ULTRON PRELUDE
MARVEL COMICS
(W/A) Various (CA) TBD
The Avengers make their explosive return to the big screen this spring, and we’ve got everything you need to prepare right here! First, relive the historic first meeting between Marvel’s mightiest heroes as Loki’s plot to gain ultimate power sparks a worldwide manhunt, a vicious battle against the invading Chitauri in the heart of New York City and the founding of the mighty Avengers! Next, thrill to an all-new Infinite-style adventure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe! What world-shaking threats have the Avengers battled since their last film? And can anything prepare them for the looming peril of the mad mechanoid known as Ultron? Plus: Thrill to classic adventures as Ultron manipulates the Vision, conquers a nation and battles the Avengers! Collecting MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS #1-2, AVENGERS CINEMATIC INFINITE COMIC #1, AVENGERS (1963) #57-58, AVENGERS (1998) #22 and AVENGERS (2010) #12.1.
Rated T+

 

 

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Back Issues / Vintage Comics
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Greetings you greasy mugwumps! Okay, last week’s newsletter was kinda outta control. Seriously, it was just silly, so this week all of our highlighted books are going to be $50 or less. After all, we here at EC have comics priced to fit every budget; if you want to spend the equivalent amount of money required to pay for an Associates Degree in Animal Husbandry we’ve got you on that, if you want to buy a comic with the sticky coins you find at the bottom of the cupholder in the center console of your car we’ve got you on that too.

Okay, here’s a copy of Thor #337 in Very Fine- (7.5) condition for a mere $40. This here one is the first appearance of Beta Ray Bill, he’s a space horse who’s also Thor … or something … I dunno, look him up on Wiki if you have any questions.

Well, well, well, lookee what’s we’s gots here, a Fine+ (6.5) copy of Uncanny X-Men #266 for $50. First appearance of Gambit y’all; he’s a movie star y’know?!

Star Wars #42 is the first comic book appearance of Boba Fett! Bet you didn’t know that! Oh, you did know that, you say? Well pipe down! Nobody likes a know-it-all! Well if you’re so all-fired intelligent then why don’t you guess how much we’re charging for this Fine (6.0) copy of the aforementioned book, mister smarty-pants…. Yes … that’s right … $40 … take your damn comic and go.

Calm down DC nerds, I didn’t forget about you. Here’s a copy of Suicide Squad volume 3 #14 in Near Mint (9.2) for $15. This one is the cool die cut Death of the Family Joker mask Harley Quinn cover. Harley Quinn is soon to be a movie star too, y’know?! Did you know that too wiseguy … you did, eh? Y’know, I’m really getting sick of you. That’s it, I’m fed up with this! WALLNER OUT!!

 

 

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Games
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TINY EPIC DEFENDERS
After the Great War (Tiny Epic Kingdoms), many of the factions, shattered and defeated, looked for something to cling to. One final hope before the last of their race would flow like the river into the ocean of history, gone and forgotten. It was the sages of the Order of Gamelyn who answered their prayers. They provided a new perspective on unity, and a way of life that would welcome peaceful members of any faction. A utopia for all. With very few options and a will to survive, this world alliance became an inevitable truth in the eyes of many of the factions’ leaders. Even factions who hated one another had nothing left but each other. Under the guidance of the Order of Gamelyn, a Capital City was chosen and factions from all over the world came to call this city their new home. At last, the world was at peace… but not for long. A great storm is coming and in the darkness of the mist, there be demons. You have fought hard and established your Kingdom, but peace never lasts. Your scouts report that hordes of treacherous monsters are approaching the outskirts of your Capital City. If your Capital City falls you will lose everything, along with your Kingdom. Gather your friends and defend the onslaught in this exciting and unpredictable cooperative micro-game!
In Tiny Epic Defenders, players must select their class and work together to defend the foreboding horde and slay the Epic Foe. Will you take on the role of the Barbarian, the Sorcerer, the Cleric or the Warrior? Each class has a unique player power that you will need to use. In this fast-paced game, players will scramble between various regions outside their Capital City fighting off enemy hordes! Each region will offer unique properties that players must calculate into their strategy. If your group is fortunate enough to defeat the wave of monsters, you may live long enough to face the Epic Foe! Which Epic foe will it be and will you be prepared? Does your group have what it takes to survive? Will you have the synergy to be crowned the Tiny Epic Defenders?

 

ICONSOFTHEREALMSELEMENTALEVIL
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ICONS OF THE REALMS SET 2: ELEMENTAL EVIL
Wage war against prophets, monsters, and elemental creatures to thwart their devious plans to wreak massive amounts of havoc upon the Material Plane! Bring the world of the Forgotten Realms to life with these new miniatures from the Elemental Evil storyline. Collect all 44 figures from Elemental Evil, featuring randomly sorted monsters and heroes in the exciting new line of D&D miniatures, Icons of the Realms. Each booster contains four figures (one Large figure and three Medium or Small figures).

 

CONQUESTZOGWORTSCURSE
WARHAMMER 40K CONQUEST LCG: ZOGWORT’S CURSE
Unleash the power of the Waaagh! in Zogwort’s Curse, the fourth War Pack in the Warlord Cycle for Warhammer 40,000: Conquest. As the Orks rally behind a powerful new psyker, you’ll also find new vehicles for the Astra Militarum, dark wargear for the servants of Nurgle, and hideous Dark Eldar torture events. Zogwort’s Curse contains sixty cards, offering a full play set of every card. Join the hunt with the Space Wolves, fly with an Eldar Vyper Squad, or pilot Tau heavy battlesuits. Gather your recruits, load your weapons, and battle for the Traxis sector!

 

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POKEMON TCG: PRIMAL GROUDON & PRIMAL KYOGRE COLLECTION
Bring the Heat and Dive Deep! Shake the earth with Primal Groudon, or rule the waves with Primal Kyogre! Each collection includes a figure of either Primal Groudon or Primal Kyogre, a special holo card of the featured Pokemon, and four Pokemon TCG booster packs.

 

 

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Toys / Collectables
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GODZILLA
GODZILLA CLASSIC GODZILLA BOTTLE OPENER
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys Release! From out of the burning sun it came, a monster called… Thirst! Godzilla stands ready to defeat Thirst with this 4″ solid metal bottle opener, which will pry off a bottle cap easier than Godzilla tearing the roof off of a skyscraper. When Thirst has been defeated, simply hang the King of all Monsters on your refrigerator door, using the handy magnets on the back, until the world has need of him again. Thirst doesn’t stand a chance! Comes packaged in a full-color slipcase.

 

WORF
STAR TREK SELECT WORF AF
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys release! Today is a good day for a new Star Trek Select action figure! The next Star Trek action figure release from DST is the Enterprise’s Chief Security Officer, Lieutenant Worf. The Klingon officer, who would later transfer to Deep Space Nine, comes with extra arms, weapons and hairstyles, to customize him in a variety of iconic poses, as well as a diorama base that is compatible with the previous Star Trek Select release, Captain Jean-Luc Picard! Comes packaged in display-ready Select packaging, with spine artwork for shelf reference.

 

HARLEY JOKER
JOKER AND HARLEY QUINN STATUE
SCULPTED BY TIM BRUCKNER
Inspired from the iconic cover BATMAN: HARLEY QUINN #1, DC Collectibles brings your favorite deranged duo of Harley and Mr. J to life! Limited Edition of 5,200. Measures Approximately 12.5″ Tall.

 

TARDIS
DOCTOR WHO 3D MOLDED TARDIS KEYCHAIN
UNDERGROUND TOYS
From Underground Toys! Based on the incredibly popular television series, these highly-detailed Doctor Who molded keychains of the TARDIS and the Sonic Screwdriver are perfect for carrying your keys!

 

ALIENMINI
ALIENS MINIMATES SERIES 1 ASST
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys release! Colonial Marines, move out! The first assortment of Minimates two-packs based on the classic 1986 sci-fi movie Aliens is getting ready to drop, and it’s simply bursting with all-new Marines and xenomorphs! The four 2-packs include Wounded Cpl. Hicks with Ripley, Pvt. Drake with Battle-Damaged Attacking Alien, Sgt. Apone with Alien, and Cpl. Dietrich with Infected Colonist. Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and interchangeable parts. Packaged on a blister card.

DEATHSTROKE
ARROW DEATHSTROKE ACTION FIGURE
DC COMICS
Reenact the action-packed battles between Oliver Queen and Slade Wilson from Season Two with these intricately sculpted, highly poseable action figures.
DEATHSTROKE – 6.75″

 

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

 

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

Marvel Comics’ new Princess Leia #1 arrives Wednesday March 4th!
Celebrate on Saturday the 7th at EC with our Princess Leia Day!
20% off select Star Wars merchandise!
More details coming soon! Keep checking our Facebook page:
http://facebook.com/emeraldcitycomics

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

The FIRST 50 GUESTS will get a FREE SPIDER-MAN STICKER!!!

Plus, meet SPIDER-GWEN LIVE, IN-PERSON from 11am – 2pm & 3-5pm, for pictures and autographs!!!
And at 1pm and 4pm, you can challenge Spider-Gwen to a game to win cool prizes!

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

As part of our celebration of the Princess Leia miniseries debuting on Wed., March 4th, Emerald City is partnering with our friends at the Florida Orchestra to bring you the most astonishing live concert event of the year!!!

On Wed., March 4th, you can enter our special raffle for a chance to win* ONE PAIR OF TICKETS to see “JOHN WILLIAMS: STAR WARS & MORE!” with conductor Bob Bernhardt, presented by the Raymond James Pops series on Sat., March 7th at 2pm at the Mahaffey Theater in downtown St. Pete!!!

“It’s a celebration of John Williams’ extraordinary film music from SUPERMAN, HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE, HOOK, E.T. and SCHINDLER’S LIST… along with a cosmic hit parade of themes from STAR WARS, THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, RETURN OF THE JEDI, A NEW HOPE and THE PHANTOM MENACE!!!”

The Tampa Bay Squad of the 501st Legion The Florida Garrison will be special guests at the concert too, to help really bring the music alive!!!

The drawing will be held on Friday, March 6th at 11am!!!

There are additional performances as well:
Fri., March 6th at 8pm at David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts & Sat., March 7th at 8pm. (Tickets to the Mahaffey performances are available at http://www.floridaorchestra.org/event_info.asp?id=272. Straz tickets are available at strazcenter.org.)

*Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

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

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

Mon Mar 2         7:00pm – 10:30pm
DBZ Pick up Tourney

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

Wed Mar 4         7:00pm – 9:00pm
Dungeons and Dragons: Encounters

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

Sat Mar 7         11:00am – 9:00pm
Super Smash Brothers Game Day!

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

Mon Mar 9         7:00pm – 12:00am
Monster Hunter 4U Hunt Nights!

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

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

Thu Mar 12         5:00pm – 9:00pm
Extra Life Guild Meeting – Event Room Closed

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

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

(Please note: the following featured items were expected to ship, but are not guaranteed to be in-stock in the case of shortages or sell-outs)

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Click here for new releases!

Featured Comic Books:

BLACK HOOD 1
BLACK HOOD #1 REG CVR (MR)
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
(W) Duane Swierczynski (A) Michael Gaydos & Various (CA) Michael Gaydos
New Ongoing Series! “The Bullet’s Kiss,” Part 1 of 5. When Philadelphia police officer Greg Hettinger stepped into the middle of a gunfight, hot lead shredded his face-and he pulled the trigger, blind. Now Greg is waking up in a world where he’s a killer, hopelessly scarred and hooked on painkillers. What does a man do when he can no longer face the world, yet still wants to do good? He puts on a hood. Available with a regular die-cut cover by Michael Gaydos and variant covers by Francesco Francavilla, David Mack, Howard Chaykin, and David Williams.

CRIMINAL SPECIAL ED ONE SHOT
CRIMINAL SPECIAL ED ONE SHOT (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Ed Brubaker (A) Sean Phillips, Elizabeth Breitweiser (CA) Sean Phillips
CRIMINAL COMES TO IMAGE!
To celebrate the return of CRIMINAL to print, BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS return to their award-winning title for the first time in years for a 48-page special sure the thrill their readers, old and new alike!
It’s 1976, and Teeg Lawless is doing 30 days in county jail with a price on his head, his only safe company from the savagery a beat-up old comic magazine his dead cellmate left behind. It’s CRIMINAL like you’ve never seen it before, with a comic within the comic and all those slick ’70s thrills!
“Brubaker and Phillips are the gold standard of the crime graphic novel.” – Warren Ellis

ORPHAN BLACK 1
ORPHAN BLACK #1
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) John Fawcett & Various (A) Szymon Kudranski (CA) Cat Staggs
One. Of a kind. Sarah’s life was changed dramatically after witnessing the suicide of a woman who looked just like her. Sarah learned that, not only were she and the woman clones, but there were others just like them, and dangerous factions at work set on capturing them all. Now, the mysterious world of Orphan Black widens, with new layers of the conspiracy being peeled back in this miniseries by co-creator John Fawcett!

SUICIDERS 1
SUICIDERS #1 (MR)
DC COMICS
(W/A/CA) Lee Bermejo
In the post-apocalyptic city of New Angeles, killing isn’t just a crime – it’s entertainment.
When the “big one” finally hit the West Coast, Los Angeles was left in ruins. And when the U.S. government decided to cut the city loose, things went from bad to worse. To survive, L.A. did what it does best: It turned survival into entertainment.
Now, thirty years later, the city of New Angeles is thriving once more thanks to the blood sport known as SUICIDERS – a TV series that combines the spectacle of hand-to-hand combat with elaborate, high-tech obstacles that test each competitor’s ability to survive. But these competitors have an edge: They’ve been freakishly enhanced by drugs and technology. The results are both marvelous and monstrous, as the man called The Saint begins to rise above his fellow Suiciders.
SUICIDERS is a dark, post-apocalyptic epic that tells the story of a strange, brutal world, written and illustrated by Lee Bermejo, the #1 New York Times best-selling writer/artist behind JOKER, BATMAN: NOEL, LUTHOR and BEFORE WATCHMEN: RORSCHACH.

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SPIDER-GWEN #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jason Latour (A/CA) Javier Rodriguez
SPIDER-GWEN SPINS INTO HER OWN SERIES!
•  BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT! The breakout hit of the biggest Spider-Event of the century is taking comic shops by storm this winter with her own new ongoing series – SPIDER-GWEN!
•  Gwen Stacy is Spider-Woman, but you knew that already. What you DON’T know is what friends and foes are waiting for her in the aftermath of Spider-Verse!
•  From the fan-favorite creative team that brought you Spider-Gwen’s origin story in EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE, Jason Latour and Robbie Rodriguez!
Rated T+

THOR ANNUAL 1
THOR ANNUAL #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jason Aaron & Various (A) Rob Guillory & Various (CA) Rafael Albuquerque
• Three stories featuring three Thors!
•  Wrestling superstar CM Punk and Rob Guillory (Chew) on Young Thor’s idea for how to prove himself worthy of Mjolnir: a drinking competition!
•  Noelle Stevenson (Lumberjanes) and Marguerite Sauvage tell a tale of the new Thor!
•  And Jason Aaron on the Girls of Thunder’s quest to find the perfect birthday present for their grandfather, King Thor! How about a new Garden of Eden?
ONE SHOT/Rated T+

Featured Graphic Novels:

AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS HC
AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS HC
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Rick Remender (A) Various (CA) Jim Cheung
The Red Onslaught is broadcasting waves of telepathic hate across the globe – and Marvel’s greatest heroes have turned on their moral axis! What will the Avengers and X-Men find in the Red Skull’s bleak “re-education camps”? What is Tony Stark’s dark secret? And with the heroes “inverted” to evil, who will stand against them? How about an army of villains?! Magneto betrays his alliance, a founding Avenger quits, and the Scarlet Witch is forced to join Dr. Doom! And who are Kluh and the Sorceress Supreme? As the Axis of Evil strikes down the heroes, the all-new Astonishing Avengers battle the Uncanny X-Men! Witness an X-Man’s horrifying fate – and an Avenger’s appalling choice! Who will live or die? Who will remain inverted? The shocking climax will crack the Marvel Universe to its core! Collecting AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS #1-9.
Rated T+

FADE OUT TP VOL 01
FADE OUT TP VOL 01 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Ed Brubaker (A/CA) Sean Phillips
BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS’ newest hit series, THE FADE OUT is an epic noir set in the world of noir itself, the backlots and bars of Hollywood at the end of its Golden Era.
A movie stuck in endless reshoots, a writer damaged from the war and lost in the bottle, a dead movie star and the lookalike hired to replace her. Nothing is what it seems in the place where only lies are true. THE FADE OUT is BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS’ most ambitious project yet.

HOWTOONS REIGNITION TP VOL 01
HOWTOONS REIGNITION TP VOL 01
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Fred Van (A/CA) Tom Fowler
HOWTOONS returns with an all-new sci-fi DIY adventure! Celine and Tuck’s parents put them to sleep for centuries to ride out the energy crisis-but when they awake in the far future and Mom and Dad are missing, it’s the kids who have to save the day! Celine and Tuck must explore a strange new Earth using their gadgeteering skills to create projects and experiments to survive hostile tribes and bizarre mechanized threats-projects and experiments kids and parents can make themselves at home, and learn basic energy literacy at the same time!
Collects HOWTOONS: [RE] IGNITION plus backup strips/projects by series originators EAST OF WEST artist NICK DRAGOTTA and MacArthur Grant winner Saul Griffith.
COLLECTS HOWTOONS: [RE]IGNITION #1-5

SCULPTOR HC GN PX MCCLOUD SIGNED BOOKPLATE ED
SCULPTOR HC GN PX MCCLOUD SGN BOOKPLATE ED (MR)
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(W/A/CA) Scott McCloud
A PREVIEWS Exclusive! The long-awaited magnum opus from superstar Scott McCloud: a spellbinding adult urban fable about a wish, a deal with Death, the price of art, and the value of life. David Smith is giving his life for his art – literally. Thanks to a deal with Death, the young sculptor gets his childhood wish: to sculpt anything he can imagine with his bare hands. But now that he only has 200 days to live, deciding what to create is harder than he thought, and discovering the love of his life at the 11th hour isn’t making it any easier! This edition includes a signed bookplate, with exclusive original bookplate art just for Diamond. Limited to 1,500 copies.

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OH … MY … GAWD, Y’ALL!! O…M…G!! The BOOKS we got this week! WHAT … THE … CRAP!!! This may be … seriously … honestly … THE craziest batch of books we have EVER had! Scratch that — this IS the craziest batch of books we have ever had! Do you SEE all of these exclamation points I’m using?! Are you SEEING all these capitalized words I’m tossing about? All hyperbole aside folks, THIS … IS … THE … WEEK!!

By way of an example, let’s just start with a little cheapy one. We’ve got an Amazing Spider-Man #129, first appearance of the Punisher, in a CGC graded 8.0 (Very Fine) for $800. Yeah…that’s the cheap one. Sorry short change, this week’s newsletter is only for big baller types!

If that last one seemed a wee bit expensive then prepare to plotz, because the prices are only going up from here on out. How about a copy of Fantastic Four #45, introduction of the Inhumans, in a PCX graded 7.0 (Fine/Very Fine) for $1,100? Very hot books here folks, very hot, and by hot I mean desirable, not stolen.

As we continue to climb Mount Expensive Graded Comics we have nearly crested the summit; we’re three quarters of the way there but first we have to conquer the craggy spire that is Tales to Astonish #27, first appearance of Ant-Man, in a CGC graded 5.5 (Fine -) for $4,500. Forty-five Hunnerd Dollahs!! Good LORD that’s a lotta money!!

For this last one I’m not even going to tell you the price, it’s just too obscene. I’ve been too embarrassed to tell you guys the price before but this time … SERIOUSLY, you could buy an AUTOMOBILE for what it would cost you to buy this book! Like I said folks, big ballers only. It’s a Strange Tales #110, first appearance of Dr. Strange, in a PGX 9.0 (Very Fine/Near Mint) for … please inquire for pricing.

Well? Was I right or was I right? Are those some insane books or what? IT’S CRAZY DOWN HERE AT EC! WE’VE COMPLETELY LOST OUR MINDS!! Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes! The dead rising from the grave! Human sacrifice! Dogs and cats, living together! Mass hysteria!!!

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MAGIC THE GATHERING CCG: DUEL DECKS ELSPETH VS. KIORA
The knight Planeswalker Elspeth Tirel sees herself as the protector of the Multiverse. She has pledged her sword and shield to all who suffer, and she summons forth impressive armies to assist her. The merfolk Planeswalker Kiora calls upon the creatures of the deepest oceans to fight at her side. She is the master of the world beneath the waves, her true power only now beginning to surface.
How will these Planeswalkers measure up when they meet in battle?

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STAR WARS X-WING: WAVE VI
Bounty hunters, illicit technology, Salvaged Astromechs, pirates, and Black Sun operatives. The sixth wave of X-Wing™ starship expansions has arrived!
Most Wanted Expansion Pack
StarViper Expansion Pack
M3-A Interceptor Expansion Pack
IG-2000 Expansion Pack
X-Wing Wave VI marks the introduction of the game’s third faction, the galaxy’s Scum and Villainy, a collection of individuals loosely bound by their shady business endeavors.
Ultimately, the whole wave reflects the fact that this new faction’s pilots are less interested in teamwork and collective victories than personal gain. Their unique pilot abilities encourage different types of squadrons than those commonly employed by Rebel and Imperial players, as do their new starships, illicit upgrades, and Salvaged Astromechs.

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DC HEROCLIX: JUSTICE LEAGUE – TRINITY WAR
Choose your Justice League and battle for the world’s salvation with DC HeroClix: Justice League – Trinity of Sin! With Seven Deadly Sins 3D Special Objects randomly inserted into boosters, as well as sub-themes including the Justice League of America, Justice League Dark, and the Crime Syndicate, DC HeroClix: Justice League – Trinity War features 73 figures to collect.

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PATHFINDER BATTLES: ICONIC HEROES BOX SET 1
Iconic Heroes is the latest release in the Pathfinder Battles series of pre-painted plastic miniatures from WizKids Games and Paizo Publishing.
Iconic Heroes Set 1 includes six all-new miniatures featuring legendary characters from the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game universe:
Valeros, Iconic Fighter
Seelah, Iconic Paladin
Seoni, Iconic Sorcerer
Sajan, Iconic Monk
Lini, Iconic Druid
Droogami, Snow Leopard Animal Companion
Each Iconic Heroes set also includes exclusive Boon Cards (one for each miniature) for use in the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game! These special Boon Cards are only available in this Pathfinder Battles product!

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PACIFIC RIM 7-IN OTACHI ULTRA DLX AF
NECA
From the epic Pacific Rim movie! NECA’s newest boxed, ultra-deluxe kaiju action figure is the hotly anticipated, fan-demanded Otachi. One of the most deadly Category IV kaiju, Otachi is capable of flight, and can spit an acid corrosive enough to melt everything from office buildings to the armor of a Jaeger! This massive, extra-detailed figure measures nearly 18″ long and almost 7″ tall, and is to scale with our Jaeger action figures. It features over 30 points of articulation, including a fully articulated tail, plus an interchangeable tongue that can be removed to equip a sculpted “acid spitting” effect.

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ROCKY CLASSIC VG 7IN AF
NECA
Rocky is the fifth figure in NECA’s successful line of classic 8-bit video game tributes. Released in 1987 for the super popular 8-bit home console, the video game Rocky is an ’80s classic. NECA’s Rocky (1987 Video Game Appearance) is a fully articulated 7″ tall figure with removable American flag that can be draped over his shoulders. Featuring over 20 points of articulation and painted in a stylized approach with a hint of cel shading. This figure comes in special window box packaging with opening flap to re-create the look and feel of the classic 1987 video game packaging.

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EC Exclusive Comic Book! Newsletter 2/20/15

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Emerald City already has another exclusive comic book cover, coming soon!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

Tickets are available at the link !

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

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

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

*Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) before the show date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

 

 

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wed Mar 4         7:00pm – 9:00pm
Dungeons and Dragons: Encounters

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

 

 

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

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

 

 

(Please note: the following featured items were expected to ship, but are not guaranteed to be in-stock in the case of shortages or sell-outs)

 

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Click here for new releases!

 

 

Featured Comic Books:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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Toys / Collectables
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THE THREE STOOGES ARE BACK!!!

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

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

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

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

 

 

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NEW GREMLINS FIGURES AVAILABLE RIGHT NOW @ EC!!!

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

(Please note: the following featured items were expected to ship, but are not guaranteed to be in-stock in the case of shortages or sell-outs)

 

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Click here for new releases!

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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