Ant-Man Day! Newsletter 12/23/15

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM YOUR FRIENDS @ EC!!!

Here are our hours of operation throughout the holidays!:

Thursday, Dec. 24th (Christmas Eve), 11am-6pm!

Friday, December 25th (Christmas Day), CLOSED!

Thursday, Dec. 31st (New Year’s Eve), 11am-6pm!

Friday, Jan. 1st (New Year’s Day), 11am-9pm!

 

 

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ANT-MAN DAY!!!
Saturday, December 26th from 11am to 9pm

Ant-Man has made a BIG splash on home video this month, so we’re having a Saturday event to celebrate! You might say you c-AN’T miss it!!!

Join us on Sat., December 26th, when the FIRST 48 GUESTS at 11am will receive a FREE ANT-MAN MOVIE RING!!! PLUS, the FIRST 90 GUESTS will receive a FREE ASTONISHING ANT-MAN #1 MINI (of course) POSTER!!!

PLUS, take your picture with ANT-MAN, WASP, and ANTONY** from 11a-1p & 3-5pm!!!

PLUS, ALL DAY – ALL GUESTS can take part in our FREE RAFFLE for a chance to win* an ANT-MAN FAN PACK!!!

The Fan Pack consists of: 1 FUNKO MARVEL COLLECTOR CORPS ANT-MAN BOX, 1 authentic MOVIE POSTER (Courtesy of Sundial MUVICO), and THIRTEEN MARVEL No. 1 ANT-VARIANT COVERS!!!

The covers include Thors #1, Age of Ultron vs Marvel Zombies #1, Years of Future Past #1, Civil War #1, Age of Apocalypse #1, and MORE!!! It’s a $97.00 retail value!!!

The drawings will be held on Monday, Dec. 29th @ 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.)

** “Action figure photo opportunity” — not celebrities or local actors.

 

 

POKEMON
POKEMON YOUTH LEAGUE
Sundays from 4pm to 6pm

Ages 8-16
New players always welcome!

Our Pokémon Youth League provides a nearby place for you to get together with other fans of both the Pokémon Trading Card Game and the Pokémon video games, and have some fun!

Using your own cards and Pokémon video games, you can play, trade, and even earn cool prizes! The best part is that you can do all this with other Pokémon players who love collecting and playing just as much as you do!

 

 

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STAR WARS RAFFLE MONTH @ EC – PART 3!!!
Wednesday, December 30th from 11am to 9pm

Join us on Wed., Dec. 30th, when the FIRST 25 GUESTS at 11am & 7pm will receive a FREE MARVEL PREVIEWS MAGAZINE!!!
This preview magazine will give you a glimpse into comics like Totally Awesome Hulk, Spider-Man/Deadpool, Old Man Logan, A-Force, Daredevil, Spidey & more!!!

Also, our month-long Star Wars Raffle event continues!!!

This week’s FREE RAFFLE features Darth Vader himself, and consists of:

1 UNMASKED VADER POP! VINYL
1 MARVEL’S DARTH VADER VOL. 1: VADER PAPERBACK
1 DARTH VADER TERVIS TUMBLER
1 FIRST ORDER PATCH, and
1 KYLO REN PIN!!!

The drawing will be held on THURSDAY, DEC. 24th @ 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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HOPS & TABLETOPS @ PAIR O’ DICE BREWING CO.
Wednesday, December 30th from 7pm to 10pm
at Pair O’ Dice Brewing Company
4400 118th Avenue North #208, Clearwater, FL 33762

Roll the dice @ Pair O’ Dice with Emerald City Comics!

The Emerald City folks are back every other Wednesday with even more games to play! Stop in to see what’s new in the world of board gaming and craft beer!

Pair O’ Dice Brewing Company will have plenty of room for your favorite tabletop and card games. This event is free to take part in and welcomes all newcomers to board gaming! If there is a game you have been wanting to try, or want to get a group together to play, then this is the night for you!

 

 

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STAR TREK CLEARANCE!!!
Saturday, January 2nd from 11am to 9pm

We’re just as excited about Star Wars as you are – but we also want to show some love to that other fan-favorite space classic, Star Trek!!!
It’s 50 year anniversary is coming next year, and now is as good a time as any to do it!!!

Join us on Sat., January 2nd, when the FIRST 100 GUESTS at 11am will receive a FREE MR. SPOCK COMMEMORATIVE FAUX MILLION DOLLAR BILL!!!

PLUS, take part in our HUGE, ALL-DAY STAR TREK CLEARANCE SALE!!!
You’ll find DEEP DISCOUNTS on lots of Star Trek books, toys, games, collectibles and MORE, at prices that are “highly illogical”!!!

PLUS, ALL DAY – ALL GUESTS can take part in our FREE RAFFLE for a chance to win* a STAR TREK FAN PACK!!!

The Fan Pack consists of: 1 Autobiography of James T. Kirk 288-page Hardcover, with full-color photos, and 1 Stuck On Star Trek interactive book with reusable vinyl stickers and several backdrops!!!

The drawings will be held on Monday, Jan. 4th @ 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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BOARD GAME MEET-UP
Saturday, January 2nd from 5pm to 9pm

Do you enjoy Board games? Got a fantastic new game and no one at home to play it with? Well, bring it on down to our Emerald City Board Game Meet-Ups!

No purchase necessary to come down and have fun! The festivities start at 5pm. Even if you don’t have your own games to play, fear not — we have a wide variety of free-to-play demonstration copies for anyone to use in our game room!

Drink and snack purchases are available!

Our Board Game Meet-ups are open to all — players under age 13 are welcome with an adult.

 

 

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STAR WARS RAFFLE MONTH @ EC – PART 4!!!
Wednesday, January 6th from 11am to 9pm

It’s the last of our month-long FREE STAR WARS RAFFLE – and we’re going out with ther spotlight on two characters we predict will be among your faves – Rey and BB-8!!!

Join us ALL DAY on Wed., Jan. 6th, for your chance to win* 1 of 2 STAR WARS FAN PACKS!!!

This week’s Fan Pack consists of:
1 REY POP! VINYL FIGURE
1 BB-8 POP! VINYL FIGURE
1 YODA TERVIS TUMBLER
1 FIRST ORDER PATCH, and
1 KYLO REN PIN!!!

The drawings will be held on Friday, Jan. 8th @ 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.)

 

 

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!

http://emeraldcitycomics.com/new-releases/

 

Featured Comic Books:

 

BATMAN 66 MEETS THE MAN FROM UNCLE 1
BATMAN 66 MEETS THE MAN FROM UNCLE #1 (OF 6)
DC COMICS
(W) Jeff Parker (A) David Hahn (CA) Michael Allred
Two 1960s television icons cross paths for a groovy, globe-spanning adventure in this one-of-a-kind miniseries. The deadly organization known as T.H.R.U.S.H. has a new twist in their plans for world conquest-they’re recruiting some of Gotham City’s most infamous villains! Agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin bring this information to the one man who knows everything about these new enemies: Batman. Before you can say “Open channel D,” the Dynamic Duo and the Men from U.N.C.L.E. are jetting off to Europe to thwart the schemes of this deadly criminal cartel.

 

DAREDEVIL 2
DAREDEVIL #2
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Charles Soule (A/CA) Ron Garney
Back in black and on his home turf, Daredevil begins again in New York City as a new enemy emerges. Meanwhile his alter ego, Matt Murdock, is on a new side of the law in the District Attorney’s office. Fighting crime in the shadows, prosecuting bad guys in the light, it’s a whole new chapter for our man without fear-including the arrival of the devil’s advocate. Welcome to Hell, Blindspot.
Rated T+

 

DARK KNIGHT III MASTER RACE 2
DARK KNIGHT III MASTER RACE #2 (OF 8)
DC COMICS
(W) Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello (A/CA) Andy Kubert, Klaus Janson
The unexpected finale to the Dark Knight saga continues as Carrie Kelly gets caught…that is, she finds herself…she gets into-well, you’re just going to have to read it yourself.

 

KING CONAN WOLVES BEYOND THE BORDER 1
KING CONAN WOLVES BEYOND THE BORDER #1 (OF 4)
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Timothy Truman (A/CA) Tomás Giorello
King Conan grows weary of the crown. When an old soldier visits him with talk of a cursed relic and rumors of Pictish tribes preparing a full-scale invasion on Aquilonia’s borders, Conan eagerly embarks on what could be his final adventure! A fan-favorite team expands on Robert E. Howard’s unfinished “Wolves beyond the Border” tale!

 

LAST GANG IN TOWN 1
LAST GANG IN TOWN #1 (of 6) (MR)
DC COMICS
(W) Simon Oliver (A) Rufus Dayglo (CA) Rob Davis
Forget what you know of England, of the “Land of Hope and Glory.” Instead, try damp and depressing, and embrace this miserable island for what it is. Our story kicks off in 1976: the country coming apart at its flared corduroy seams, a decade after the Great Train Robbery, when British crime has gone decidedly soft in the middle.
Time for a new generation of criminals to rise: a band of snotty-nosed heroes driven by destiny and cheap cider, who will strike fear back into the establishment, put art back into crime and crime back into art, and pull off what will become known as the heist of the century.
This new series from Simon Oliver (FBP: FEDERAL BUREAU OF PHYSICS) and Rufus Dayglo (Tank Girl), spans three decades, from the punk rock ’70s to the decadent ’80s and beyond, charting the rise, fall and redemption of a group of bandits that changed the face of the criminal underworld and closed the door on a legacy.

 

PATSY WALKER AKA HELLCAT 1
PATSY WALKER AKA HELLCAT #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Kate Leth (A/CA) Brittney Williams
PATSY WALKER has managed to escape her past, her enemies and Hell itself (literally), but nothing compares to job hunting in New York City! Between trying to make rent and dodging (literal) bullets, Patsy barely has time to deal with her mother’s exploitative romance comics about her childhood resurfacing, much less how they start to interfere with her work and dating life. As she goes from living a double life to a triple, what the Hell is Patsy Walker supposed to do? Raise your (literal) claws for PATSY WALKER, AKA HELLCAT!
Rated T

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

ADVENTURE TIME MARCELINE GONE ADRIFT TP
ADVENTURE TIME MARCELINE GONE ADRIFT TP
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Meredith Gran (A) Carey Pietsch (CA) Reimena Yee, Carey Pietsch
What’s To Love: Princess Bubblegum and Marceline’s awesome friendship just makes the world a better place, and writer Meredith Gran (Adventure Time: Marceline and the Scream Queens) and artist Carey Pietsch (Adventure Time) are the perfect team to explore just how strong their bond really is.
What It Is: Marceline is on a rampage for mysterious reasons, and the kingdom of Ooo is desperately scrambling to stop her. In trying to save both Ooo and Marceline herself, Princess Bubblegum accidentally propels Marceline into the farthest reaches of space and strips her of her powers! Guilt-ridden, Princess Bubblegum sets off on a space rescue that’ll test the power of her mind…as well as the power of friendship. Collects the complete six-issue limited series.
“…stands out as unique among the rest of the Adventure Time line in the best way.” – IGN
“So like the best episodes, Marceline Gone Adrift…is a tale that everyone will find humor and meaning within.” – Newsarama

 

DEEP STATE TP VOL 02
DEEP STATE TP VOL 02
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Justin Jordan (A) Ariela Kristantina (CA) Matt Taylor
At any given time, the U.S. government is running dozens of black-book operations, experiments that aren’t on any official record and are never acknowledged to exist. Control agents handle these operations when things go wrong, and ensure the government’s secrets stay just that-secret. Agents Harrow and Branch’s recent operations have them covering up the truth behind advanced military technology and the assassination of JFK. But while hiding answers from the public, the two partners are forced to confront the secrets they’ve been keeping from each other. Collects issues #4-8.

 

ROCHE LIMIT TP VOL 02
ROCHE LIMIT TP VOL 02 CLANDESTINY (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Michael Moreci (A/CA) Kyle Charles
The bestselling, critically acclaimed sci-fi series returns! It’s 75 years after the events that left the Roche Limit colony in flames. When a crew of military and science personnel are sent to the forgotten and desolate planet on a mysterious expedition, they quickly learn its dark secrets – and that their mission is not what they thought it to be. With danger lurking all around, the crew members fight to find a way off the planet and resist the mysterious presence that haunts them all. Collects ROCHE LIMIT: CLANDESTINY #1-5

 

WHERE MONSTERS DWELL TP
WHERE MONSTERS DWELL TP PHANTOM EAGLE FLIES SAVAGE SKIES
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Garth Ennis (A) Russell Braun (CA) Frank Cho
Garth Ennis returns to Marvel! Fighter planes and dinosaurs collide in this raucous tale featuring the classic Marvel character Phantom Eagle! Ace pilot Karl Kauffman investigates the Valley of Flames, but soon finds himself in way over his head. This terrifying Battleworld domain is full of surprises, and Karl is only just scratching the surface. Between hungry dinosaurs, angry Amazonians and even crazier problems, Karl has never been in a tighter spot. The beautiful tribe of warriors who have taken him prisoner aren’t very friendly at all, and these dinosaurs don’t look domesticated. Karl aims to take to the skies once again, but can he beat the odds – and all the new enemies he’s managed to make? Collecting WHERE MONSTERS DWELL (2015) #1-5.
Parental Advisory

 

 

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“Justin’s Jabber” — Back Issues
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Well, Happy Holidays everybody! Here are a few last minute comic book gift ideas. Enjoy these sweet books while you and the family are nestled around the yule log, resplendent in your woolen Christmas sweaters and Yoda Snuggies, enjoying a piping hot wassail and a nice slice of mincemeat pie.

 

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New Mutants #98, introduction of Deadpool in Very Fine (8.0) condition for $250.

 

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The Brave and The Bold #54, introduction of the Teen Titans in Fine (6.0) condition for $325.

 

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Daredevil #181, (spoiler alert) Death of Elektra in Very Fine Plus (8.5) condition for $40.

 

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Flash #114, second appearance of Captain Cold in Very Good Plus (4.5) condition for $100.

Enjoy your Holidays folks! Go see Star Wars for the fifteenth time and don’t forget to come spend some of that sweet, sweet Christmas cash here at EC!

(Please note that the digital samples above are for clear image references only, and are NOT the actual books being offered for sale.)

 

 

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Games
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DCDBGWATCHMEN
DC COMICS DBG: CROSSOVER PACK 4 – WATCHMEN
Who Watches the Watchmen? 1986’s Watchmen is one of the most celebrated stories in the history of comics. And now that world is coming to you in a new Crossover Pack for the DC Comics Deck-building Game. This expanded Crossover Pack includes “Hidden Roles”, “Villainous Machinations”, “Challenge Cards”, and “Mastermind Plots”, plus new main deck cards and new oversized Super Hero cards.

 

MULE
M.U.L.E. THE BOARD GAME
Join your fellow alien pioneers on an exciting expedition to planet Irata in M.U.L.E.. On the planet, players claim plots of land and fit M.U.L.E.’s (Multiple Use Labour Elements) for harvesting of food, energy, and ore, as well as the exclusive and elusive crystite. The most cunning settler and trader will receive fame, fortune and the honorary title of first colonist!

 

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RAPTOR
Let the Hunt Begin! Hidden in the bushes, a team of scientists are searching for one raptors family – but their survival instinct must prevail, for the mother raptor will make every sacrifice to protect her young! The hunters can become the hunted in Raptor!

 

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STAR WARS IMPERIAL ASSAULT: RETURN TO HOTH CAMPAIGN EXPANSION
The Rebels’ base on Hoth has been discovered by the Empire! A major expansion for Imperial Assault, Return to Hoth features a full-length campaign that offers a new story in the aftermath of the Battle of Hoth, while new rules for four-player skirmish games invite you to play a massive, multi-fronted battle. With (37) double-sided terrain tiles depicting the icy wastes of Hoth, (16) sculpted plastic figures, and a host of entirely new cards, Return to Hoth changes your games of Imperial Assault forever!

 

SNEAKYCARDS
SNEAKY CARDS: PLAY IT FORWARD
Your mission, should you choose to accept it: become a secret agent of joy, spreading art and intrigue to an unsuspecting public. Inside each box of Sneaky Cards is an interactive scavenger hunt that will inspire creativity and reward audacity. Take a selfie with a stranger, create a collaborative doodle, become a flash mob of one. Complete an objective and then pass the card along to an unwitting accomplice, who now becomes part of the game! The fun is ever-expanding, but it all starts with you – play it forward!

 

FUSE
FUSE
Intruders have made their way onto your ship! Their goal: Total Destruction! Twenty bombs have been detected onboard, and the countdown has begun. Your elite Bomb Defusal Team (BDT) has been called to neutralize the threat. Does your team have what it takes to work through the intricacies of the bombs and defuse them in time? You’d better get moving, because this game will self-destruct in 10-minutes… FUSE is a real-time, cooperative dice game where players work together to quickly save their ship from impending doom!

 

 

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Toys / Collectables
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HOT TOYS DARTH VADER AF
HOT TOYS
Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys welcome fans to the dark side and are excited to officially introduce the highly-detailed and amazingly crafted Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope sixth scale Darth Vader Collectible Figure, complete with the Sith Lord’s iconic breathing sound effects and LED-lighted functions!
The movie-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Darth Vader in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, featuring an intricately-constructed Darth Vader armor and helmet, specially tailored suit, built-in sound effect function with Darth Vader’s breathing sound, LED-lighted lightsaber and belt, a finely made Interrogator Droid, and a specially designed figure stand.

 

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MARVEL SELECT SAVAGE HULK AF
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys release! Whenever a new Hulk figure appears in the Marvel Select line, the results are always “smashing”! Based on the character’s earliest appearances, this all-new Savage Hulk action figure wears the tattered outfit that harkens back to his origins, when nuclear scientist Dr. Bruce Banner was caught in an atomic blast and first transformed from a man into a monster. Sculpted by superstar Marvel Select sculptor Gabriel Marquez, this Hulk figure stands approximately 9 3/4″ inches tall with 14 points of articulation. He comes packaged in oversized Select-style packaging, perfect for display or storage, with reference artwork on the spine.

 

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JUSTICE LEAGUE GODS & MONSTERS BATMAN, SUPERMAN, AND WONDER WOMAN AF
DC COMICS
The designs from the original animated movie of legendary animator Bruce Timm are brought to life as articulated figures ready for action! Each figure comes with multiple accessories and base!
1. BATMAN – 6″
2. SUPERMAN – 6″
3. WONDER WOMAN – 6″
EACH FIGURE SOLD SEPARATELY

 

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DC ICONS THE FLASH CHAIN LIGHTNING AF
DC COMICS
Now you can collect action figures of your favorite DC Comics characters from any era in an all-new 6″ scale. This second assortment features The Flash, Blue Beetle, Black Adam and Lex Luthor. Each figure comes with multiple accessories!
5. THE FLASH: CHAIN LIGHTNING – 6″

 

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