MASH-UP SATURDAY WITH STEPHEN WITTMAAK!!!


Saturday, January 27th from 11am to 3pm

What’s better than two of your favorite things? Two of your favorite things mashed together!!! Join us for twice the excitement, as we welcome a special guest, and mash-up a whole lot of fun!!!

On Sat., Jan. 27th, the FIRST 100 GUESTS at 11am will receive THEIR CHOICE of a FREE SONIC, SANJAY AND CRAIG, or SPONGEBOB COMIC!!!

MEET MASH-UP ARTIST EXTRAORDINAIRE STEPHEN “SWITT!” WITTMAAK!!!**
He’ll be here from 11am-3pm with mash-up and character art prints for sale!!!
Prices range from $2-$10; and commissions will be offered too, at various prices!!!

PLUS, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY, can enter our FREE RAFFLE for a chance to win* a FREE EC MASH-UP FAN PACK!!!

The Fan Pack consists of…
1 Smash Up game (2-4 players; ages 12 and up),
1 DC Meets Hanna-Barbera Paperback (2017; 168 pgs.), and
1 W.M.D. Weapons of Mutant Destruction paperback from Marvel!!!
(2017; 144 pgs.)

The winner will be called on Monday, Jan. 29th!

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

New Games! 1/19/2018

GLOOMHAVEN

 

Gloomhaven is a game of Euro-inspired tactical combat in a persistent world of shifting motives. Players will take on the role of a wandering adventurer with their own special set of skills and their own reasons for traveling to this dark corner of the world. Players must work together out of necessity to clear out menacing dungeons and forgotten ruins. In the process, they will enhance their abilities with experience and loot, discover new locations to explore and plunder, and expand an ever-branching story fueled by the decisions they make.

This is a game with a persistent and changing world that is ideally played over many game sessions. After a scenario, players will make decisions on what to do, which will determine how the story continues, kind of like a “Choose Your Own Adventure” book. Playing through a scenario is a cooperative affair where players will fight against automated monsters using an innovative card system to determine the order of play and what a player does on their turn.

Each turn, a player chooses two cards to play out of their hand. The number on the top card determines their initiative for the round. Each card also has a top and bottom power, and when it is a player’s turn in the initiative order, they determine whether to use the top power of one card and the bottom power of the other, or vice-versa. Players must be careful, though, because over time they will permanently lose cards from their hands. If they take too long to clear a dungeon, they may end up exhausted and be forced to retreat.

 

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HARLEY QUINN RAFFLE!!!


Wednesday, January 24th from 11am to 9pm

In honor of Jimmy Palmiotti & Amanda Conner’s final issue of DC’s Harley Quinn series (issue #34, on EC’s New Comics shelves now), we’re giving you a chance to experience Harley in all her Rebirth madness, as only Jimmy and Amanda can capture her!!!

On Wednesday, Jan. 24th, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* a FREE HARLEY QUINN: THE REBIRTH DELUXE EDITION VOL. 1 HARDCOVER!!!
(2017; 304 pgs., a $34.99 value!!!)

The winner will be called on Thursday, January 25th!

* 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.)

X-Men Gold #30: “The Wedding of the Century!”

 

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Stabbity Bunny & Scout Comics signing 1/13/18 photo album!

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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 1/17/18

More comics for your consideration and, as always, they’re pretty darn sweet.
Take a look and see if you agree.

Amazing Spider-Man #129, first appearance of the Punisher, CBCS 5.5 (Fine Minus), $650.

 

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New Comics & Books for 1/17/18!

Click here for the full list of new releases!
http://emeraldcitycomics.com/new-releases

Featured Comics:

 

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VENOM INC OMEGA #1 LEG
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Mike Costa, Dan Slott (A) Ryan Stegman, Gerardo Sandoval (CA) Ryan Stegman
VENOM INC. Part 6
• The symbiotic super villain called Maniac has seized control of all of New York’s major crime families, and he’s now got his sights set on the entire city!
• To make matters worse, he’s also got a cadre of super villains under his symbiotic spell, and Spider-Man, Venom and their allies are the only things standing in their way!
• The final chapter of VENOM INC!
Rated T

 

DAMAGE #1
DC COMICS
(W) Robert Venditti (A/CA) Tony S. Daniel, Danny Miki
Tasked as the government’s own living, breathing, ticking time bomb, Ethan retains no control when the monster takes over. Cheaper than a nuclear warhead and twice as effective, Ethan fights to rein in the damage he unleashes when the beast inside him springs free for one hour a day. With everyone around him in danger, Ethan struggles to contain the DAMAGE he inflicts on the DC Universe.
RATED T+

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New Games! 1/12/2018

STAR WARS DESTINY: LEGACIES

 

Expand your Star Wars: Destiny collection with Legacies, a new set of booster packs for the collectible dice and card game!

Legacies continues the evolution of Star Wars: Destiny, expanding on classic archetypes while introducing new mechanisms, including a new die symbol and a new card type. As a new Base Set, Legacies is a solid starting point for Destiny newcomers while introducing innovative new concepts that challenge classic gameplay and tactics.

 

 


TOPIARY

 

In Topiary, players try to position their visitors on the outer edge of a beautiful topiary garden in order to give them the best view possible. Visitors can see the closest topiary sculpture to them and any behind that, in the same sight line, that are larger. You can score bonus points for visitors who see multiple topiary sculptures of the same type. Players slowly fill in the garden by adding tiles until everyone has placed all their visitors.

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ECBC: Comics recommendations by “Doctor Vince”! 1/12/18

“Doctor Vince” is a rocket scientist by day, and an EC Book Club (ECBC) moderator by night! Hawkeye vol 2: Little Hits is the featured book at our next ECBC meeting.

Here are the comics and graphic novels that caught his attention in this month’s Previews (in addition to his usual pull list, and EC’s picks this month!). 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 stephanie@emeraldcitycomics.com, to reserve a copy!

From the Previews Catalog #352, January 2018 (for books arriving mainly in March 2018)…

One story spanning eight timelines – told by Europe’s mightiest comics creators (examples from the original French editions)

Infinity 8 #1 (pages 378-379) – The deep-space cruise ship “Infinity 8” encounters a field of debris of unknown origin, and eight of the ship’s top security agents are sent to investigate in eight separate parallel time-loops. But secrets lie within the inter-species population on the ship, some of whom may know more than they lead on. The debut of a far-out, pulpy, sci-fi series of parallel adventures in the tongue-in-cheek tradition of the original Heavy Metal, but for a new generation (Newsarama).
($3.99)

STABBITY BUNNY AND THE COMMUTER RAFFLE!!!


Wednesday, January 17th from 11am to 9pm

In honor of this Saturday’s Stabbity Bunny’s Richard Rivera and Solar Flare at EC! event, we’re giving out extra prizes!!! (You know how rabbits multiply…!)

And, Liam Neeson’s new suspense thriller, The Commuter,” from Lionsgate & STUDIOCANAL hits theaters this weekend, so we’re giving away a special prize pack!!!

On Wednesday, Jan. 17th, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLES for a chance to win* a FREE STABBITY BUNNY JUNIOR FAN PACK!!! (1 XL and 1 L Stabbity Bunny Tee Shirt, and a Stabbity Bunny ornament!) from SCOUT COMICS!!!

…and / or a…

THE COMMUTER PRIZE PACK!!!
(The prize pack includes 1 Commuter Stocking Cap, 1 Commuter Tee Shirt, 1 pair of Commuter ear buds, and 1 mini movie poster!!!)

The winner will be called on Thursday, January 18th!

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

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 1/12/18

Salutations and welcome to this week’s installment of Cool Old Comics; which was my original title for this column until my superiors thought better of it and came up with something more creative.

COMICS ‘HO!

 

Tomb of Dracula #10, first appearance of Blade, Fine Plus (6.5), $175.

 

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New Toys & Collectibles for 1/10/18!

DC CINEMATIC JUSTICE LEAGUE BATARANG 1:1 SCALE REPLICA
QUANTUM MECHANIX INC

Now this gleaming, screen-accurate replica can be yours. QMx Caliber Metalworks proudly presents the Batman Batarang 1:1 Scale Replica as seen in the movies Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad and Justice League! Developed from the screen-used prop, our Batarang has the commanding look and feel of a premium collectible. Cast in a sturdy zinc alloy, this authentic replica sits atop a magnetic stand that mirrors its iconic shape.

 


DBZ YAMCHA S.H.FIGUARTS AF
TAMASHII NATIONS

From Tamashii Nations. New from Tamashii Nations comes the long awaited S.H. Figuarts Yamcha from the Dragon Ball Z series. This figures stands roughly 6″ tall and has been excellently replicated from his appearance in the Saiyan saga. This figure comes with many different option parts to fit any battle pose you want to create. Collect Bandai Tamashii Nations S.H. Figuarts Yamcha to go with S.H. Figuarts Vegeta and Nappa!

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New Comics & Books for 1/10/17!

Click here for the full list of new releases!
http://emeraldcitycomics.com/new-releases

 

Featured Comics:

AVENGERS LH #675 LEG
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Mark Waid & Various (A) Pepe Larraz (CA) Mark Brooks
NO SURRENDER Part 1
AVENGERS goes WEEKLY for the stunning sixteen-part saga that will write the end of an era!
The Earth has been STOLEN! The sky burns while mysterious cosmic objects crash down from above, wreaking havoc across the world! The Avengers are the last line of defense between Earth and the mysterious forces threatening to tear it apart. It’s time to ASSEMBLE! The teams you know and love from AVENGERS, UNCANNY AVENGERS, U.S.AVENGERS and OCCUPY AVENGERS come together to face a threat beyond any they’ve faced before in a weekly epic adventure that will define the future of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes!
Rated T+

 

DEJAH THORIS #0
D. E.
(W) Amy Chu (A) Pasquale Qualano (CA) Jay Anacleto
The untold story of the Red Martian princess! After learning of the legendary Gardens of Mars from her grandfather, Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium, sets off on a dangerous scientific expedition to save her dying planet. But things don’t go the way she planned when she encounters a mysterious Green Martian prisoner… A prequel to Edgar Rice Burroughs’ beloved book A Princess of Mars.

 

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WOLVERINE, DEADPOOL, THOR AND MARVEL ARTIST JERRY DECAIRE AT EC!


Saturday, January 20th at 11am

In 2017 alone, artist Jerry DeCaire has had FIVE trade paperbacks of his work released from Marvel, featuring Wolverine, Deadpool, X-Men Comics, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and he’s also known for his work on Thor, Hawkeye, Conan the Barbarian, The Phantom Comic Book Series, Green Hornet, and many more… and now he’s HERE at Emerald City Comics!!!

Jerry will be signing his most recent releases and back issues of his work, while conducting live demonstrations of his scientific and mathematical approach to drawing in a way that will inspire you to hone your own creative skills!!!

Autographs are free of charge, and he will also draw characters by request, and will have prints available, as well!!! (Prices shown below!)

Also, the FIRST 100 GUESTS at 11am will receive a FREE X-Men Wolverine True Believers comic from Marvel!!! (Rated T+; we’ll have an alternative give-away for kids!)

PLUS, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY, can enter our FREE RAFFLE for a chance to win* a FREE DEADPOOL BEGINNINGS OMNIBUS HARDCOVER, SIGNED BY ARTIST JERRY DECAIRE!!! (A $100.00 value!!!)

Commissioned art and print prices are as follows:

  • Signed 8.5 X 11″ Penciled face with shoulders on standard paper: $20.00 (Inked on card stock: $40)
  • Signed 11 X 17″ Penciled face with shoulders on standard paper: $30.00 (Inked on card stock: $60
  • Signed 8.5 X 11″ Penciled full figure on standard paper: $40.00 (additional full figures: $20 each)
  • Signed 11 X 17″ Penciled full figure on standard paper: $60.00 (additional full figures: $30 each) (Inked on card stock: $120)

 

* 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.)

STABBITY BUNNY’S RICHARD RIVERA AND SOLAR FLARE’S JAMES HAICK!!!


Saturday, January 13th from 11am to 9pm

Stabbity Bunny is Scout Comics’s biggest-selling title yet!!! And, with its blend of mirth and menace, it’s not a big “leap” (See what we did there?) to see why!!!

On Saturday, January 13th, the FIRST 100 TEEN+ GUESTS will receive a FREE Halloween Comicfest Marvel’s Runaways #1 COMIC from Marvel!!! (Rated T for “Teen;” Kids will be given an alternative item.)

Runaways is a smash hit on Hulu, and this comic, from Brian K. Vaughan, Adrian Alphona, and David Newbold will get you right in on the action!!!

PLUS, MEET “STABBITY BUNNY” WRITER / CREATOR Richard Rivera from 11am-7pm!!!** He’ll be here to sign copies of his books, prints, and other materials!!!

ALSO, Solar Flare Comic’s James Haick will be here from 11am-2pm** to sign copies of his top-selling comic series!!! You can also ask him about the upcoming 80s-themed The Mall Comic, which is coming soon!!!

Our friends from All Things Nerdy will be hosting EC GAME DAY: POTION EXPLOSION from Noon – 2pm!!!

PLUS, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* a STABBITY BUNNY FAN PACK!!!
The fan pack includes:
1 Stabbity Bunny plush toy, signed by Richard Rivera,
1 XL and 1 L Stabbity Bunny T-Shirt,
1 four-pack of the original Kickstarter comics (issues 1-4),
1 four-pack of character stickers, and
1 Stabbity Bunny ornament!!!

The drawing will be held on Monday, January 15th!

* 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.

EC Book Club’s favorite music in 2017!

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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 1/3/18

Welcome to 2018 everybody!

Why not ring in this brand new year with some brand new comics for your collection?

Make your first vintage comic of 2018 a good one; like one of these for instance…

 

Amazing Spider-Man #300, first appearance of Venom, CBCS 9.2 (Near Mint Minus), $450.

 

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JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. SUICIDE SQUAD RAFFLE!


Wednesday, January 10th from 11am to 9pm

What happens when the world’s finest heroes take on the world’s fiercest villains? The answer lies in this collection of the popular comics series from DC’s Rebirth!!!

On Wednesday, Jan. 10th, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* a FREE Justice League VS. Suicide Squad PAPERBACK from DC Comics!!! (2016-7; 336 pgs.)

The winner will be called on Thursday, January 11th!

* 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.)

EC BOOK CLUB – HAWKEYE TP VOL 02: LITTLE HITS!!!


Tuesday, February 6th from 7pm to 8pm

The Emerald City Book Club meets the FIRST TUESDAY of the month from 7-8 pm in our Events Room 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 next meeting will be announced at the end of the current meeting, and 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…

HAWKEYE TP VOL 02 LITTLE HITS
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Matt Fraction (A) David Aja & Various (CA) David Aja
The year’s most critically acclaimed comic! Ace archer Clint Barton battles Superstorm Sandy, digital doomsday, dog detectives, lady problems, murder for money and more as Matt Fraction and David Aja continuetheir exciting, adventurous reinvention of the arrowed Avenger! Plus: The tracksuits are back, and they’re aiming to kill! Collecting HAWKEYE (2012) #6-11.

New Comics & Books for 1/3/18!

Click here for the full list of new releases!
http://emeraldcitycomics.com/new-releases

Featured Comics:

ASTONISHING X-MEN #7 LEG
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Charles Soule (A) Phil Noto (CA) Mike Deodato
A MAN CALLED X Part 1
CHARLES XAVIER has a plan. He’s going to save the world…whether you want it or not. Act II of the ASTONISHING X-MEN saga begins here, as a long-lost mutant returns to the world of the X-Men, Fantomex offers a kiss and Bishop discovers the Mindkiller.
Rated T+

 

BATMAN AND THE SIGNAL #1 (OF 3)
DC COMICS
(W) Scott Snyder, Tony Patrick (A/CA) Cully Hamner
Batman may own the night, but with new villains emerging during the day he needs an ally to defend the city when he can’t. Only one teen is up to the challenge, Duke Thomas. After months of training, he’s ready to step out of the shadow of the bat to become his own kind of hero. Meet Gotham City’s newest protector: The Signal! Spinning out of adventures in ALL-STAR BATMAN and WE ARE ROBIN, comics superstar Scott Snyder and newcomer Tony Patrick take our young hero to new heights in this exciting miniseries with artwork by Cully Hamner.

 

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    What's better than two of your favorite things? Two of your favorite things mashed together!!! Join us for twice the excitement, as we welcome a special guest, and mash-up a whole lot of fun!!!

    On Sat., Jan. 27th, the FIRST 100 GUESTS at 11am will receive THEIR CHOICE of a FREE Free Comic Book Day Sonic The Hedgehog, Sanjay and Craig, or SpongeBob SquarePants COMIC from ARCHIE COMICS, and Nickelodeon!!!

    MEET MASH-UP ARTIST EXTRAORDINAIRE Stephen "Switt!" Wittmaak!!!

    He'll be here from 11am-3pm with mash-up and character art prints for sale!!! Prices range from $2-$10; and commissions will be offered too, at various prices!!!

    Play Dinosaur Island with All Things Nerdy, from Noon - 2pm!!!

    PLUS, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY, can enter our FREE RAFFLE for a chance to win* a FREE EC MASH-UP FAN PACK!!!

    The Fan Pack consists of 1 Smash Up game (2-4 players; ages 12 and up), 1 DC Comics Meets Hanna-Barbera Paperback
    (2017; 168 pgs.), and 1 W.M.D. Weapons of Mutant Destruction paperback from Marvel, featuring a The Incredible Hulk / Wolverine mash-up (2017; 144 pgs.)!!!

    The winner will be called on Monday, Jan. 29th!

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

    ** Scheduled to appear; subject to change without notice. See EC's Facebook Page, or contact the store for updates.
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    Meet Marvel artist Jerry DeCaire at EC during our Wolverine, Deadpool, Thor and Marvel Artist Jerry DeCaire at EC! event this Saturday!!!

    He'll be here from 11a-7p, signing prints, books, and drawing commission sketches!!!

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    GLOOMHAVEN

    Gloomhaven is a game of Euro-inspired tactical combat in a persistent world of shifting motives. Players will take on the role of a wandering adventurer with their own special set of skills and their own reasons for traveling to this dark corner of the world. Players must work together out of necessity to clear out menacing dungeons and forgotten ruins. In the process, they will enhance their abilities with experience and loot, discover new locations to explore and plunder, and expand an ever-branching story fueled by the decisions they make.

    This is a game with a persistent and changing world that is ideally played over many game sessions. After a scenario, players will make decisions on what to do, which will determine how the story continues, kind of like a “Choose Your Own Adventure” book. Playing through a scenario is a cooperative affair where players will fight against automated monsters using an innovative card system to determine the order of play and what a player does on their turn.

    Each turn, a player chooses two cards to play out of their hand. The number on the top card determines their initiative for the round. Each card also has a top and bottom power, and when it is a player’s turn in the initiative order, they determine whether to use the top power of one card and the bottom power of the other, or vice-versa. Players must be careful, though, because over time they will permanently lose cards from their hands. If they take too long to clear a dungeon, they may end up exhausted and be forced to retreat.

    CASTLES OF BURGUNDY: THE DICE GAME

    As influential sovereigns, expand your estates through trade and commerce. Combine the dice to your advantage and find the strategy that will lead you to victory.
    The famous strategy game now in pure dice game!

    A "dice version" of The Castles of Burgundy.

    The game comes with 5 dice: A timer die, 2 number dice, and 2 color dice.

    Like the board game, the idea is to fill as many things on your board, and get the most points, mostly by completing color regions.

    One player rolls the dice, and then everyone picks 2 dice to use: A color die, representing a type of hex on the board, and a number.

    A hex can only be filled on the board if it's adjacent to an already-filled hex, or your starting castle, and each type of hex has its own rules for which number can be used to fill it, and its own reward.

    When completing a region of hexes, you get points, as well as a reward that you can then cross off to activate, such as workers and monks that let you treat a number or color die as having any value, and silver that lets you use a second combination of dice on a turn.

    The timer die sets the pace of the game, and also triggers a "shipping" action, where players can cross off collected crates for points.

    There are 4 different board layouts included. Solo mode is included.

    HUNT FOR THE RING

    In Hunt for the Ring, one player takes the role of Frodo and his companions, who are journeying from the Shire to Rivendell, while up to four other players represent the Nazgûl who are trying to hunt down the hobbits. While traveling, Frodo and others must resist being corrupted by the Ring that he wears.

    Hunt for the Ring is a hidden movement game played in two chapters, with each chapter being played on a different game board. In the first chapter, the Frodo player attempts to move from the Shire to Bree, gaining corruption points if they fail to do so after sixteen turns. If the Frodo player succeeds, they can either record their exit point (and other game details) to play the second chapter at a later time, or they can continue immediately, with the second chapter having the Frodo player move from Bree to Rivendell. In this chapter, the Frodo player doesn't control the hobbits directly, but instead draws cards from a journey deck, with each card showing one of many paths to Rivendell.

    MAGIC THE GATHERING: RIVALS OF IXALAN

    - Claim the City's Blessing

    The Golden City of Orazca has been found! Build your forces and stake your claim to Orazca with Ascend cards!

    - Two new Planeswalkers!

    Angrath, the Flame-Chained is driven by a feeling of restless impatience, like a caged animal awaiting its moment of freedom. The confrontation between Angrath and Huatli led to Huatli's planeswalker spark being ignited. Now, she returns to Magic with new colors as Huatli, Radiant Champion!

    - Iconic Lands

    Stake Your Claim! Rivals of Ixalan brings new and exciting double-faced cards! Accomplish the goal on the front and you will have unlocked the power of Legendary Lands!

    - More of your favorite tribes!

    Dinosaurs, Merfolk, Pirates and Vampires are back! Power-up your decks with Rivals of Ixalan!

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    STAR WARS REBELS IS COMING TO A CLOSE SOON!!!

    Disney and Lucasfilm's Star Wars Rebels returns to Disney XD for the second half of its fourth and final season on Feb. 19th!!! They've just released a new trailer to highlight the action and suspense coming your way!!!

    You may also want to know that our Star Wars section at EC has been redesigned to break the action figures down by series, and make your favorites even easier to find!!!

    Enjoy the Rebels trailer... and may the Force be with you!!!
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    MARVEL'S NEXT BIG TV SMASH IS COMING SOON!!!

    Marvel's latest TV series, Marvel's Cloak & Dagger premieres on Freeform at 8pm, on Thursday, June 7th!!! If the duo, who made their comics debut in 1982's Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man # 64, aren't familiar to you, your friends at EC can help you out!!! We've got lots of back issues and graphic novels covering their exploits!!!

    Freeform has provided this sneak-peek, so take a look and then stop by to see your EC fam, and get caught up on their exciting history!!!

    ENJOY!!!
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    X-MEN GOLD #30: "The Wedding of the Century"!!!

    Coming in June 2018 at EC!

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    Join us for EC Game Day, as our friends from All Things Nerdy host a Learn & Play session, followed by an Open Play session!

    If you're not familiar with the featured game, or need a quick refresher, you can join our Learn & Play from noon to 2pm, where our friendly and patient friends from All Things Nerdy will teach you the game and answer your questions! Or you can join us for Open Play of the featured game, or any of our gaming demos during that time!

    NO ONE gets you into the game like Emerald City Comics!!!

    The featured game for this session is... UNFAIR

    Build the city’s greatest theme park, whatever it takes!

    Mix your favourite themes, from Pirate, Robot, Vampire, Jungle, Ninja, and Gangster. Build attractions and upgrade them to match blueprints, stack up towering rides, or simply make the most cash.

    But watch out - your competitors may pay off the safety inspectors to close your rides or hire hooligans to vandalise your park! How will you get revenge?

    Whatever happens, it’s bound to be Unfair.

    Over the course of 8 rounds, you play Event cards to help yourself and hinder your opponents, build Attractions and Upgrades using Park cards, and match your park to Blueprints.

    You might hire staff to help you, or build a Super Attraction with a unique ability. Bribing officials and blackmailing politicians is also possible, but entirely
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    EC Game Day: Unfair!

    January 20, 2018, 12:00pm - January 20, 2018, 2:00pm

    Join us for EC Game Day, as our friends from All Things Nerdy host a Learn & Play session, followed by an Open Play session! If you're not familiar with the featured game, or need a quick refresher, you can join our Learn & Play from noon to 2pm, where our friendly and patient friends from All Thin...

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    Stabbity Bunny is now being published by Scout Comics, and it's first issue is on EC's New Comics Wall right now!!!

    To help launch this awesome book, we invited Stabbity's writer and co-creator, Richard Rivera to stop by and sign copies for our Guests!!!

    He also brought along some special guests: James Pruett, writer and publisher of Mindbender Scout Comics, and Scout's Solar Flare Comic writer James Haick!!!

    It's always a party when these guys get together, and we thank everyone who joined in and made our day!!!
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    @[325971267611345:274:Stabbity Bunny] is now being published by @[1422709141363817:274:Scout Comics], and it's first issue is on EC's New Comics Wall right now!!! To help launch this awesome book, we invited Stabbity's writer and co-creator, @[100007744396401:2048:Richard Rivera] to stop by and si...

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    JOIN US FOR A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET AN AMAZING ARTIST!!!

    This Saturday, at EC, MEET Wolverine, Deadpool, Thor, and Marvel artist Jerry DeCaire!!!

    He'll be here selling prints of his work, and doing small and large commission sketches!!!

    Of course, there will also be FREE COMICS, and a FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* a DEADPOOL OMNIBUS SIGNED BY JERRY DECAIRE!!!

    Saturday ONLY and ONLY at Emerald City Comics!!!
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    Wolverine, Deadpool, Thor and Marvel Artist Jerry DeCaire at EC!

    January 20, 2018, 11:00am - January 20, 2018, 7:00pm

    In 2017 alone, artist Jerry DeCaire has had FIVE trade paperbacks of his work released from Marvel, featuring Wolverine, Deadpool, X-Men Comics, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and he's also known for his work on Thor, Hawkeye, Conan the Barbarian, The Phantom Comic Book Series, Green Hornet, and many m...

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    RICK AND MORTY FANS, REJOICE!!! Our friends at the Iberian Rooster Rooster in downtown St. Pete are hosting a Rick and Morty night, and we're providing prizes, including a Rick and Morty Monopoly game, a portal gun, graphic novel, button and a $25 EC Gift Certificate!!!

    We hope to see you there!!!
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    Citadel of Ricks! Cosplay Contest & Rick and Morty Fan Night

    February 1, 2018, 9:00pm - February 2, 2018, 3:00am

    Wubba lubba dub dub! Dress up as your favorite Rick and form the Citadel of Ricks with us! No Jerrys allowed. Birdpeople ok. No unsupervised Mortys. There will be a cosplay contest as well as R&M themed trivia, games and more! Be prepared to save the world and SHOW ME WHAT YOU GOT! Of course, there...

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    Facebook is changing the way you see promotional content, clearing your News Feed of potentially unwanted posts — but if you're worried that you'll miss seeing posts from us, here's how to get them to show up:

    On your mobile device Facebook app...
    1. Search for "Emerald City Comics," and select our name in the results.
    2. Select "Following" (or "Follow").
    3. Select "See First" (pictured).

    On your desktop or laptop browser...
    1. Go to our page: www.facebook.com/emeraldcitycomics
    2. Click on the "Following" (or "Follow") button on our header.
    3. Click on "See First" (pictured).

    Please let us know if you have any questions.

    Thank you so much for your support!!!
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    TOMORROW'S THE BIG DAY @ EC!!! MEET STABBITY BUNNY'S RICHARD RIVERA!!!

    During our Stabbity Bunny's Richard Rivera and Solar Flare at EC! event, you'll meet Stabbity Bunny's Richard Rivera, AND Solar Flare Comic's James Haick, PLUS, Mindbender Scout Comics's James Pruett... ALL from Scout Comics!!!

    PLUS, FREE COMICS, GAMES with All Things Nerdy, and an EXCLUSIVE STABBITY BUNNY RAFFLE!!!

    Check out the details below!!!

    Saturday ONLY... and ONLY at Emerald City Comics!!!
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    Stabbity Bunny's Richard Rivera and Solar Flare at EC!

    January 13, 2018, 11:00am - January 13, 2018, 9:00pm

    Stabbity Bunny is Scout Comics's biggest-selling title yet!!! And, with its blend of mirth and menace, it's not a big "leap" (See what we did there?) to see why!!! On Saturday, January 13th, the FIRST 100 TEEN+ GUESTS will receive a FREE Halloween Comicfest Marvel's Runaways #1 COMIC from Marvel!!...

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    STAR WARS DESTINY: LEGACIES

    Expand your Star Wars: Destiny collection with Legacies, a new set of booster packs for the collectible dice and card game!

    Legacies continues the evolution of Star Wars: Destiny, expanding on classic archetypes while introducing new mechanisms, including a new die symbol and a new card type. As a new Base Set, Legacies is a solid starting point for Destiny newcomers while introducing innovative new concepts that challenge classic gameplay and tactics.

    TOPIARY

    In Topiary, players try to position their visitors on the outer edge of a beautiful topiary garden in order to give them the best view possible. Visitors can see the closest topiary sculpture to them and any behind that, in the same sight line, that are larger. You can score bonus points for visitors who see multiple topiary sculptures of the same type. Players slowly fill in the garden by adding tiles until everyone has placed all their visitors.

    DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS: DUNGEON TILES REINCARNATED

    Breathe life into your tabletop game with these full color dungeon tiles. Infinitely expandable and easy to set up, these dungeon tiles allow you to create the adventures you want to play.

    Available in the following sets:

    -Dungeon

    Tiles to make fantastic dungeon maps: contains 16 durable, double-sided, fully illustrated tile sheets, featuring dungeon rooms, corridors, caverns, tunnels, and other terrain elements that Dungeon Masters can use to build exciting encounters.

    -Wildernesss

    Tiles to make fantastic wilderness maps: contains 16 durable, double-sided, fully illustrated tile sheets, featuring grasslands, ruins, sandy beaches, and other terrain elements that Dungeon Masters can use to build exciting encounters.

    -City

    Tiles to make fantastic city maps: contains 16 durable, double-sided, fully illustrated tile sheets, featuring city streets, buildings, sewers, and other terrain elements that Dungeon Masters can use to build exciting encounters.

    VALERIAN: ALPHA MISSIONS

    Valerian: The Alpha Missions gives fans of tabletop gaming and the Valerian franchise the opportunity to discover Alpha, a vast metropolis in which species from across the universe gather over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence, and cultures. After assembling a team of agents, players must cooperate to explore a contested zone of Alpha, race to complete objectives while battling and evading enemies. Complete the missions and get to the extraction site in time to win!

    The game board consists of randomly placed tiles that are revealed as agents move around the map, creating a unique experience each game. Players will never know who or what they might encounter – enemies could attack or players may discover valuable resources to power their mission gear. Each player must decide whether to split up and accomplish their objectives faster or sacrifice valuable resources to save their teammates. As the clock runs down and enemies gain ground, only the most skilled team of agents will complete their missions to return as heroes.
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    STAR WARS DESTINY: LEGACIES Expand your Star Wars: Destiny collection with Legacies, a new set of booster packs for the collectible dice and card game! Legacies continues the evolution of Star Wars: Destiny, expanding on classic archetypes while introducing new mechanisms, including a new die symb...

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    ECBC: Comics recommendations by “Doctor Vince”! 1/12/18

    “Doctor Vince” is a rocket scientist by day, and an EC Book Club (ECBC) moderator by night! EC Book Club - Hawkeye vol 2: Little Hits! is the featured book at our next ECBC meeting.

    Here are the comics and graphic novels that caught his attention in this month’s Previews (in addition to his usual pull list, and EC’s picks this month!). 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 stephanie@emeraldcitycomics.com, to reserve a copy!

    From the Previews Catalog #352, January 2018 (for books arriving mainly in March 2018)…
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    One story spanning eight timelines - told by Europe’s mightiest comics creators (examples from the original French editions)

    Infinity 8 #1 (pages 378-379) - The deep-space cruise ship "Infinity 8" encounters a field of debris of unknown origin, and eight of the ship's top security agents are sent to investigate in eight separate parallel time-loops. But secrets lie within the inter-species population on the ship, some of whom may know more than they lead on. The debut of a far-out, pulpy, sci-fi series of parallel adventures in the tongue-in-cheek tradition of the original Heavy Metal, but for a new generation (Newsarama).
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