New Toys & Collectibles for 1/16/2019!

KINGDOM HEARTS SELECT SERIES 3
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC

A Diamond Select Toys release! Are you ready to play Space Paranoids? The Kingdom Hearts Select action figure line travels to the video game universe of Space Paranoids, where everyone gets a high-tech makeover! This assortment of multi-character figure sets includes Black Coat Mickey Mouse with a Shadow Assassin and a Shadow, Space Paranoids Goofy with Tron, and Space Paranoids Sora (with Photon Debugger) with Sark! Each figure features multiple points of articulation and is sculpted in a 1/10th scale, and comes packaged in display-ready Select packaging with side-panel artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by Oluf W. Hartvigsen!

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New Comics & Books for 1/16/2019!!!

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Featured Comics:

BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #2
DC COMICS
(W) Scott Snyder (A/CA) Jock
After the shocking ending of issue #1, a ticking clock sets Batman on a trail throughout the different realities of the Multiverse. He starts to see all the iterations of his life, and what could have been…but more importantly, Bruce Wayne begins to deduce that his current life is somehow wrong, and that all the mistakes he’s made are somehow connected. Meanwhile, the Batman Who Laughs raises the curtain on his second act, pulling out the big guns to break into Arkham Asylum… enter one of the most punishing Batmen of the Dark Multiverse: the Grim Knight!

 

MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Charles Soule & Various (A) Paulo Siqueira & Various (CA) Arthur Adams, Federico Blee
THE CLASSIC MARVEL SERIES RETURNS FOR MARVEL’S 80th ANNIVERSARY!
Three titanic tales celebrating the first decade of Marvel stories! First – an all-new tale of the man they call the Wolverine begins in the 1940s! Then comes Captain America, the first Avenger of World War II still fighting for freedom today! And finally, the untold tale of Namor and the atom bomb!

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New Toys & Collectibles for 1/9/2019!

DRAGONBALL SUPER LEG BATTLE SON GOKU ULTRA INSTINCT FIGURE
BANPRESTO

From Banpresto. This figurine depicts a pivotal scene from Dragon Ball Super: the moment where Goku attains Ultra Instinct and becomes the strongest he’s ever been! A new addition to Banpresto’s Legend Battle Figure series, Goku reaches a height of 9 3/4″ with metallic silver hair that is the main indicator of the state that even gods struggle to attain. Though he has a few scratches and scuffs, his expression is focused and fierce, giving no indication of the next attack he’s about to belt out!


FRIDAY THE 13TH JASON VOORHEES 3D MASK W/MACHETE KEYCHAIN
BIOWORLD MERCHANDISING

Camp Crystal Lake’s most famous resident, Jason Voorhees, with keep your keys safe from prying hands with this stylish Friday the 13th key chain that is perfect for accessorizing your keys or bag!

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New Games! 1/11/2019

DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS AND PATHFINDER WAVE 7 MINIATURES

Products each come with highly-detailed figures, primed and ready to paint out of the box. These fantastic miniatures include deep cuts for easier painting. Certain miniatures include translucent parts for a vibrant and unique presentation. Also, the 2-piece character packs include a high-level and low-level miniature of the same character to track a PC’s growth.

 

 

BINDING OF ISAAC: FOUR SOULS

The official Binding of Isaac multiplayer card game, about sacrifice, betrayal and hoarding.

2-4 players take turns playing loot cards and using items to kill monsters that yield more items, loot, and sometimes souls. The first player to end their turn with 4 souls is the winner. Cooperation, barter, and betrayal is encouraged.

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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 1/11/18

We’ve got some Neal Adams Batman issues here folks!

The Adams Batman is the gold standard!!
Heck, let’s go ahead and call it the Platinum Standard!!!

How can you resist the Platinum Standard?!

 

Batman #251, return of the Joker, Good (2.0), $100.

 

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New Comics & Books for 1/09/2019

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Featured Comics:

CAPTAIN MARVEL #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Carmen Nunez Carnero (CA) Amanda Conner, Paul Mounts
ALL THE STARS ALIGN AS KELLY THOMPSON AND CARMEN CARNERO TAKE ON MARVEL’S PREMIER FEMALE SUPER HERO!
As Captain Marvel, Carol Danvers has spent months in space protecting Earth from alien threats big and small, but now it’s time for Earth’s mightiest hero to come home. New York City has never looked so good. But every re-entry comes with the unexpected, and Carol is about to hit a whole lot of unexpected. It’s a fresh start and an oversized, star-studded welcome home for a hero who’s been punching the glass ceiling since the 1970s – and just in time for the first female-led film from Marvel Studios! The next 50 years of Captain Marvel starts here!

 

CRIMINAL #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Ed Brubaker (A/CA) Sean Phillips
SERIES PREMIERE! THE RETURN OF THE MOST ACCLAIMED CRIME COMIC OF THE 21ST CENTURY! Hot off their bestselling series KILL OR BE KILLED and their original graphic novel MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN JUNKIES, crime comic masters ED BRUBAKER and SEAN PHILLIPS finally return to their most-demanded title-as a new MONTHLY SERIES!
In this double-sized (at no additional cost!) debut issue, Teeg Lawless is back in town. But he finds himself in more trouble than ever, thanks to his delinquent teenage son-and this time, fists and bullets may not be enough to solve his problems.
A perfect introduction to CRIMINAL and its dark, exciting world, this series will also include back page art and articles to bring readers more fully into the noir experience.

 

YOUNG JUSTICE #1
DC COMICS
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Patrick Gleason
Superboy! Wonder Girl! Robin! Impulse! Amethyst! They’re all united in YOUNG JUSTICE #1, the debut issue of a brand-new series that also introduces new heroes Teen Lantern and Jinny Hex! When the nightmare dimension known as Gemworld invades Metropolis, these teen heroes reunite to deal with the situation-but they’re shocked to discover the battle may be the key to the return of Conner Kent, a.k.a. Superboy! This mix of fan favorites and new legacy heroes will be the center point for some of the biggest goings-on at DC! As if that weren’t enough, Bendis reunites with all-star artist Patrick Gleason (SUPERMAN, ACTION COMICS, GREEN LANTERN CORPS) to bring the new heroes of DC’s Wonder Comics to life!

 

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Superman Santa 12/1/18 photo album!

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POP!-A-PALOOZA SALES EVENT!!!


Saturday, January 12th from 11am to 8pm

Funko fans are everywhere! (We even have a special Facebook page dedicated to our EC Guests who are Funko Fans – https://www.facebook.com/groups/270203323684736)
And, every once in a while we like to treat our EC Family Members to one of your favorite sales events – Pop!-A-Palooza!!!

On Saturday, January 12th, SAVE 10% ON ALL POP! VINYLS & ALL OTHER FUNKO PRODUCTS!!!

Also, for every $100 spent on any Funko-related items (Pop!, Mystery Minis, Rock Candy, Dorbz, etc) Guests will be able to choose a FREE FUNKO POP! CHASE from a select assortment!
Come early to have an opportunity to CHASE down the Pop! you’ve got your eye on!!! Pop! Chases will only be available while supplies last.

PLUS, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE RAFFLE for a chance to win* a FREE MARVEL COLLECTOR CORPS “VENOM” BOX FROM FUNKO!!!

The winner will be called on Monday, Jan. 14th!!!

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

Spider-Verse Day 12/15/18 photo album!


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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 1/4/19

Welcome to 2019 everybody!

I’m willing to bet that your New Year’s resolution was something along the lines of “make my comic book collection as awesome as possible,” right?

Of course it was!

Well, allow me to help you kick off the New Year right with a few quick recommendations…

 

Amazing Spider-Man #9, first appearance of Electro, CBCS 9.4 (Near Mint), $10,999

 

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GAMING IN JANUARY 2019 AT EC!

Every Wednesday from 6 – 8pm, EC and All Things Nerdy host “EC Game Night” where you can Learn & Play, where our friendly and patient friends from All Things Nerdy will teach you the game and answer your questions! Then you can join us for Open Play of the featured game, or any of our gaming demos!

Saturdays, gaming events with All Things Nerdy run from Noon – 2pm, and you can learn while you play!

 

 

1/2 – RAILROAD INK

In the multiplayer puzzle game Railroad Ink, your goal is to connect as many exits on your board as possible. Each round, a set of dice are rolled in the middle of the table, determining which kind of road and railway routes are available to all players. You have to draw these routes on your erasable boards to create transport lines and connect your exits, trying to optimize the available symbols better than your opponents.

The more exits you connect, the more points you score at the end of the game, but you lose points for each incomplete route, so plan carefully! Will you press your luck and try to stretch your transportation network to the next exit, or will you play it safe and start a new, simpler to manage route?

Railroad Ink comes in two versions, each one including two expansions with additional dice sets that add new special rules to your games.

 

 

1/5 – THE RIVER

In The River, you and the other mayoral players each struggle to create the best pioneer settlement by developing land along a river bed in your town, collecting resources from the area, and constructing buildings. As you explore and build up the untouched frontier, your workers will settle down along the way, meaning that your other workers will shoulder more of the burden to do what you want to do, which includes making nicely organized landscapes to please the aestheticians in town.

Every decision counts in this fast and streamlined tile-placement game, and in the end the player with the most impressive settlement will win!

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AMANDA CONNER SIGNING!!!


Wednesday, January 9th from 6pm to 8pm

Join us as AMANDA CONNER will be here at EC signing copies of Marvel’s Captain Marvel #1 (releasing the same day), from 6-8pm!!!**

2 autographs FREE, then $5 each; OR $10 fee for ALL autographs to be CGC graded.
Sorry, no time for sketches at this event!

Agents of SLABS will be here to grade, certify, and protect your copy for an additional charge!

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

EC BOOK CLUB – PRETTY DEADLY TP VOL 01!!!


Wednesday, February 6th from 6:30 to 7:30 pm

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

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

This month’s featured book is…

PRETTY DEADLY TP VOL 01
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Kelly Sue DeConnick (A/CA) Emma Rios
KELLY SUE DeCONNICK (Avengers Assemble, Captain Marvel) and EMMA RÍOS (Dr. Strange, Osborn) present the collected opening arc of their surprise-hit series that marries the magical realism of Sandman with the western brutality of Preacher. Death’s daughter rides the wind on a horse made of smoke and her face bears the skull marks of her father. Her origin story is a tale of retribution as beautifully lush as it is unflinchingly savage.

New Comics & Books for 1/02/2019!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

 

Featured Comics:

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Mahmud A. Asrar (CA) Esad Ribic
BY CROM, THE GREATEST SWORD-AND-SORCERY HERO RETURNS TO MARVEL!
From an age undreamed…hither came Conan the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandaled feet…
Robert E. Howard’s creation returns to comics, in an epic tale as only MARVEL could bring you! Conan’s travels have brought him to the far reaches of the unkown, from his birthplace in Cimmeria to the kingdom of Aquilonia and all in between. As his fighting prowess allows him to carve his way through life, so too does it attract the forces of death!
The all-new ages-spanning saga begins here, by writer Jason Aaron (THE MIGHTY THOR, STAR WARS) and artist Mahmud Asrar (UNCANNY X-MEN, ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS), as Conan’s destiny is forever changed!

 

HEROES IN CRISIS #4
DC COMICS
(W) Tom King (A/CA) Clay Mann
Wonder Woman versus…Booster Gold?! Diana finds out the hard way that Booster can be a formidable opponent when his back’s against the wall. Of course, being the prime suspect in a superhero massacre and exposing a secret trauma hospital for metahumans will do just that. Meanwhile, Batman and the Flash combine their detective skills to investigate what went awry at Sanctuary and uncover a serious glitch in the system-not to mention an explosive, spoiler-ific secret!

 

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Marvel’s WAR OF THE REALMS: April 2019!

 

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 12/28/18

Everybody have a very Merry Christmas?

Did Saint Nicholas bring you lots of awesome comics that he got from your friends here at EC?

Well, just in case he forgot a couple, consider spending a bit of that sweet, sweet Christmas cash on a few of these…

 

Batman #81, seventh appearance of Two-Face, Very Good Plus (4.5) $425.

 

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Recommendations for New Books & Comics expected MARCH 2019!

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

To ensure that you get these books when they arrive, please call the store at 727-398-2665, or email our Books & New Comics Merchant at comics@emeraldcitycomics.com, to reserve a copy!

From the Previews Catalog #364, JANUARY 2019 (for books arriving mainly in MARCH 2019)…

 

INVISIBLE KINGDOM #1
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) G. Willow Wilson (A/CA) Christian Ward
Set in a in a far-flung star system, this new epic sci-fi monthly saga tells the tale of two women-a young religious acolyte and a hard-bitten freighter pilot-who separately uncover a vast conspiracy between the leader of the system’s dominant religion and the mega-corporation that controls society. On the run from reprisals on both sides, this unlikely pair of rebels risk plunging the world into anarchy if they reveal the truth. But when your beliefs betray you, what choice is there left?
By Hugo Award-winning writer G. Willow Wilson (Wonder Woman, Ms. Marvel) and Eisner Award-winning artist Christian Ward (Black Bolt, ODY-C).

 

 

 

BLACK HAMMER 45 FROM WORLD OF BLACK HAMMER #1 CVR A KINDT
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Jeff Lemire, Ray Fawkes (A) Matt Kindt, Sharlene Kindt (CA) Matt Kindt
During the Golden Age of superheroes, an elite Air Force crew called the Black Hammer Squadron was formed to fight the Axis powers. With occult threats from the German side, this team must save a family of scientists from the Nazi’s, but the mysterious and dangerous Ghost Hunter is hot on their trail. From the World of Black Hammer comes a truly gripping tale of war and intrigue!

 

 

DIAL H FOR HERO #1
DC COMICS
(W) Sam Humphries (A/CA) Joe Quinones
Miguel, a teen daredevil, becomes the newest wielder of the Hero Dial-a rotary phone-like device that grants the user superpowers for one hour when they dial H-E-R-O. Will he rise as a new hero in the DC Universe or crumble under the weight of responsibility the dial thrusts upon him? This blistering new six-issue miniseries joins the Wonder Comics lineup with stories by award-winning fan favorite Sam Humphries (HARLEY QUINN) and art by Joe Quinones (Howard the Duck).

 

 

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AQUAMAN DAY!!!


Saturday, January 5th from 11am to 8pm

Aquaman is now the King of the Seven Seas AND the box office, and we’re celebrating with a WAVE of fun @ EC!!!

On Saturday, January 5th, the FIRST 100 GUESTS at 11am will receive a FREE AQUAMAN BLOCK FIGURE!!!

PLUS, MEET AQUAMAN & BLACK MANTA for FREE PICS & AUTOGRAPHS from 11am – 1pm & 3-5pm!!!**
(Local cosplayers, not associated with DC TV or movies.)

PLUS, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE RAFFLE for a chance to win* a FREE AQUAMAN TREASURE CHEST!!!

The Treasure Chest includes:
1 Aquaman 9″ Diamond Gallery PVC Diorama figure,
1 Funko Target Exclusive Aquaman box, and
1 Aquaman: War for the Throne paperback (2018; 192 pgs.)!!!

The winner will be called on Monday, Jan. 7th!!!

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

** Scheduled to appear; subject to change without notice. See EC’s Facebook Page, or contact the store for updates. Costumed Heroes are local cosplay actors, not affiliated with any movies or TV shows.

STAN LEE CELEBRATION!!!


Saturday, December 29th from 11am to 8pm

The great Stan Lee passed away recently, and we’re still saddened by the loss. His birthday would have been on Friday, December 28th, and we’re setting aside a day to honor his life and his influence on our world!!! And, Once Upon a Deadpool is in theaters now, and Venom has just arrived on home video, so they’re helping us celebrate!!!

On Saturday, December 29th, the FIRST 100 GUESTS at 11am, will receive a FREE TRUE BELIEVERS SPIDEY / VENOM “WHAT IF?” COMIC!!!

PLUS, MEET DEADPOOL & VENOM for FREE PICS & AUTOGRAPHS from 11am-1pm & 3-5pm!!!**
(Local cosplayers, not associated with Marvel TV or movies.)

PLUS, in honor of Stan Lee, SAVE 10% on ALL MARVEL BOOKS & GRAPHIC NOVELS!!!

PLUS, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY, can enter for a chance to win* our FREE KIDS & ADULT RAFFLES!!!
(prizes are shown in the images above)

The winners will be called on Monday, Dec. 31st!

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

** Scheduled to appear; subject to change without notice. See EC’s Facebook Page, or contact the store for updates. Costumed Heroes are local cosplay actors, not affiliated with any movies or TV shows.

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 12/21/18

ALRIGHT FOLKS! THIS IS IT!!!

Crunch time! T-Minus four days until X-Mas 2018 is upon us!

Mere days remaining to come on down to EC and score those last few gifts for the pop culture enthusiast on your list!

Should you happen to need a recommendation, might I direct your attention toward these little gems?

 

Hellboy: The Wild Hunt #2, first appearance of Nimue The Blood Queen, Very Fine (8.0), $50.

 

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