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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 7/12/19

It’s a DC kind of week! There are a lot of Marvel loyalists out there, but we must remember that if DC hadn’t paved the way, there would very likely be no Marvel Comics as we know it today. We all love Marvel – they make fine comics and fine motion pictures, but remember to […]

New Comics & Books for 7/10/19!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!   Featured Comics: BLACK CAT #2 MARVEL COMICS (W) Jed MacKay (A) Travel Foreman (CA) J. Scott Campbell Felicia Hardy prides herself on the fact that she can get into ANYWHERE… but does that REALLY include Doctor Strange’s SANCTUM SANCTORUM?! Can the Black Cat get into […]


Saturday, August 3rd from 11am to 8pm Celebrating the July 24th and 31st releases of the all-new X-Men comic book series, HOUSE OF X and POWERS OF X! FREE “X-Men” comics for the first Guests! FREE all-day raffle* for an X-MEN PACK: HOUSE OF X #1 AND POWERS OF X #1 BROOKS CONNECTING VARIANTS (FORMING […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 7/5/19

Anyone remember the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles breakfast cereal? They haven’t made it in years, which is a shame because it was top-notch. Basically it was Chex with little marshmallows shaped like ninja stars and stuff like that. I think we need the Turtles cereal back on the market immediately. They brought back Crystal Pepsi […]


Saturday, September 14th from 11am to 8pm Justin Ponsor (“JPo”) was a world-class comic book colorist, and a friend to the Team here at Emerald City. He passed away in May after a two-year public battle with cancer. “As anyone who ever met Justin Ponsor knew, he was never just a colleague or colorist or […]


Saturday, July 6th from 11am to 8pm Celebrating the July 5th release of the film SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME! FREE Spider-Man FCBD 2019 comic book for the first 100 Guests! FREE all-day raffle* for a SPIDER-MAN FAN PACK: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 (2015) SPIDER-MAN “SEASON ONE” HARDCOVER GRAPHIC NOVEL AMAZING SPIDER-MAN TIN SIGN MARVEL UNIVERSE SPIDER-MAN […]


Wednesday, August 7th from 6:30pm to 7:30pm 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 […]

Recommendations for New Books & Comics expected SEPTEMBER 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, to reserve a copy! From the Previews Catalog #370, JULY 2019 (for books arriving […]

New Toys & Collectibles for 7/03/2019!

DC GALLERY METAL DROWNED PVC FIGURE DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC A Diamond Select Release! How deep is your Gallery? The DC Gallery line of PVC dioramas goes even deeper with another addition to the Dark Nights: Metal series of sculptures – The Drowned! Leaping from the water surrounded by the tentacles of some huge beast, […]

New Comics & Books for 7/3/2019!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!   Featured Comics: AERO #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Zhou Liefen, Greg Pak (A) Pop Mhan, Keng (CA) Keng CATCH THE WAVE! ALL NEW ONGOING SERIES! The breakout stars of WAR OF THE REALMS: AGENTS OF ATLAS debut in an oversized team-up book! Get ready for the […]


Celebrating our national pastime and the MLB All-Star Break! From Tuesday 7/9 through Sunday 7/14 we will be showcasing our autographed baseballs and batting helmets in “The Hub” at the center of the store – at low low prices! We have a huge selection of Tampa Bay Rays!


Every Wednesday EC and All Things Nerdy host “EC Game Night” where you can Learn & Play a featured game from 6-7pm, then stay for Open Play of that game from 7-8pm — or any of our gaming demos of your choice! Saturdays’ “EC Game Day” events with All Things Nerdy run from Noon-2pm, and […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 6/28/19

You ever run into one of these folks who pronounces the name Darkseid “Dark-seed”? C’mon folks! The character’s name has been spoken aloud in plenty of cartoons and movies and video games and stuff. If you’re still trying to convince everyone that the name is pronounced “Dark-Seed” then you’re clearly in violation. It’s “Dark-Side” not […]

New Games! 6/28/2019

THINGS FROM THE FLOOD RPG Somewhere out there beyond the cordons, beyond the fields and marshes, abandoned machines roamed like stray dogs. They wandered about impatiently, restless in the new wind sweeping through the country. They smelled something in the air, something unfamiliar. Perhaps, if we had listened closely, we would also have heard it. […]

New Toys & Collectibles for 6/26/2019!

MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE HE-MAN 1/6 SCALE COLLECTIBLE FIGURE MONDO TEES LLC By the Power of Grayskull, you too can have the Power! Mondo is proud to bring you the first in the Masters of the Universe 1/6 scale figure line: He-Man! Featuring over 30 points of articulation, fabric costume elements, and a lot of […]

New Comics & Books for 6/26/19

Click here for the full list of new releases! Featured Comics: BATMAN DAMNED #3 DC COMICS (W) Brian Azzarello (A/CA) Lee Bermejo The stunning conclusion to the groundbreaking miniseries by the critically acclaimed team of writer Brian Azzarello and artist Lee Bermejo is here! Batman’s most baffling case brings him face to face with his […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 6/21/19

Hulk versus Phoenix versus Deathstroke versus Bane. BATTLE ROYALE! Not a what if! Not an imaginary story! Phoenix wins of course, but only after Hulk is disqualified for eating Deathstroke and Bane.   Incredible Hulk #102, first issue of the ongoing Hulk series, Fine (6.0), $175.  

New Toys & Collectibles for 6/19/2019!

COWBOY BEEBOP SPIKE SPIEGEL S.H.FIGUARTS AF TAMASHII NATIONS From Tamashii Nations. The legendary star of a legendary anime joins the S.H.Figurarts lineup! Spike Spiegel from Cowboy Bebop is super articulated to capture all of his trademark Jeet Kune Do moves! Also included are 4 exchangeable hand parts, 3 exchangeable face expression parts, a cigarette (attached […]

New Comics & Books for 6/19/19!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases! Featured Comics: SUPERMAN YEAR ONE #1 DC COMICS (W) Frank Miller (A/CA) Danny Miki, John RomitaJr From the burning world of Krypton to the bucolic fields of Kansas, the first chapter of SUPERMAN YEAR ONE tracks Clark Kent’s youth in Kansas, as he comes to terms […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 6/14/19

Batman and Iron Man are kind of the same dude when you think about it. Both billionaire playboys slash crime fighters who have no inherent superhuman abilities besides their wealth and intellect. The differences between the two are superficial at best. One has a mustache and one doesn’t. Oh! Except in The Dark Knight Returns […]