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New Comics & Books for 9/30/20!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!   Featured Comics: BATMAN THREE JOKERS #2 Written by: Geoff Johns Art by: Jason Fabok Cover Art by: Jason Fabok Pages: 48 As Batman and Batgirl follow an unexpected thread linking the three Jokers with someone from the Dark Knight’s past, Red Hood dives headfirst into […]

COVID-19 update 9/28/2020!

Though Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Friday 9/25/20 that the state was moving to “Phase 3” reopening from the coronavirus pandemic (primarily concerning restrictions on restaurants and bars), Pinellas County has confirmed that our COVID-19 ordinance is still in effect: “Executive Order 20-244, signed Friday by Governor DeSantis, does not impact the local ordinance Pinellas […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 9/25/20

I mentioned the whole Jim Steranko X-Men logo thing last week, so I figured that I’d feature the first issue to actually have the redesigned logo this week. X-Men number forty-nine and fifty are definitely companion pieces. Can’t have one without the other. X-Men #50, classic Jim Steranko cover and first X-Men issue to feature […]

New Games! 9/25/2020

MAGIC THE GATHERING: ZENDIKAR RISING Zendikar calls. A quest awaits. So gather your adventuring party and prepare for perilous challenges and priceless rewards. If you’re to find the truth and calm the Roil, you must be bolder than the rest…and just a little reckless.     FORT Fort is a 2-4 player card game about […]

New Comics & Books for 9/23/20!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!     Featured Comics: X OF SWORDS CREATION #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Pepe Larraz X OF SWORDS – CHAPTER 1 A tower. A mission. A gathering of armies.   UNKINDNESS OF RAVENS #1 BOOM! STUDIOS (W) Dan Panosian (A) Marianna Ignazzi (CA) Dan […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 9/18/20

I gotta buncha Mah-vils for ya guys! You have to imagine that I’m saying that with a thick Bostonian accent. Mah-vils! I gotta buncha Mah-vils!! Sorry if you’re from Boston or the surrounding area…   Conan The Barbarian #1, first Marvel appearance of Conan, Fine Minus (5.5), $199.  

New Games! 9/18/2020

SPLENDOR: MARVEL Bring together a team of super heroes and prevent Thanos from ending the world! The Infinity Stones are scattered throughout the Multiverse. Use their essence to recruit heroes and villains and gain Infinity Points. Assemble the Avengers, acquire locations and when ready, claim the Infinity Gauntlet! Pick your tokens carefully, recruit characters to […]

New Comics & Books for 9/16/2020!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!     Featured Comics: YOU LOOK LIKE DEATH TALES UMBRELLA ACADEMY #1 DARK HORSE COMICS (W) Gerard Way, Shaun Simon (A) I.N.J. Culbard (CA) Gabriel Ba The first Umbrella Academy spin off series! When 18-year-old Séance gets himself kicked out of the Umbrella Academy, and his […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 9/12/20

Amazing Spider-Man #39! I never get tired of looking at that cover. Poor guy is getting keelhauled behind the Goblin Glider. That is some predicament to find oneself in! Being dragged behind a rocket propelled aircraft. That sounds like bad times to me. Amazing Spider-Man #39, first John Romita Sr. art on Amazing Spider-Man and […]

New Games! 9/11/2020

MARVEL HEROCLIX: SPIDER-MAN AND VENOM ABSOLUTE CARNAGE Spider-Man and Venom Absolute Carnage features exciting characters that fans will recognize from across the Marvel Universe like Spider-Man, Green Goblin, Mysterio, and more! Fans will find more Venomized versions of beloved characters like Captain Marvel and Doctor Strange as well as characters that have never been clixed […]

New Comics & Books for 9/9/20!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!     Featured Comics: RISE OF ULTRAMAN #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Kyle Higgins, Mat Groom (A) Francesco Manna, Michael Cho (CA) Alex Ross In darkness there lurks Kaiju – terrifying and unfathomable monsters. Between Kaiju and the rest of us stands the United Science Patrol! But […]

Recommendations for New Books & Comics expected NOVEMBER 2020!

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 add these books, comics, and/or series to your in-store subscription! Don’t have a […]


Saturday, September 19th at 11am Celebrating DC Comics’ annual BATMAN DAY! FREE Batman comic book for the first 100 Guests! Kids will have a choice of two coloring sheets! FREE all-day raffle* for a BATMAN FAN PACK: BATMAN – HIS GREATEST ADVENTURES TP BATMAN THE COURT OF OWLS COLORING BOOK BATMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES BATMOBILE […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 9/4/20

We’ve got a few low-grade keys for you here. “Imagine how expensive these would be if they were 9.8!” “Imagine” indeed, because that’s as close as most of us will ever get to possessing any of these books in a 9.8…   Daredevil #1, first appearance of Daredevil, Foggy Nelson, and Karen Page, Coverless copy […]

New Games! 9/4/2020

TINY EPIC DINOSAURS In Tiny Epic Dinosaurs, breakthroughs in modern science have dinosaurs and humans existing side by side. This has allowed for a lucrative industry. Dino Ranching! Independent ranchers have begun farming dinosaurs to sell to the highest bidders for use in their high thrill theme parks. You are one of those ranchers. Do […]


Wednesday, October 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 (or by remote conference on Zoom during the COVID-19 crisis), to chat about the featured book. We usually begin each meeting with a “Comics […]

New Comics & Books for 9/2/2020!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!   Featured Comics: WE ONLY FIND THEM WHEN THEYRE DEAD #1 BOOM! STUDIOS (W) Al Ewing (A/CA) Simone Di Meo * For fans of Decorum and Something is Killing the Children comes a new sci-fi epic from Al Ewing (Immortal Hulk) and Simone Di Meo (Mighty […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 8/28/20

This week we have a few more selections from the same collection that we featured last week. Nice stuff here. Keys that are sure to please! I’m sure I’ve used that silly little rhyme before but after you’ve written as many of these as I have you start to assume that you’ve probably made every […]

New Games! 8/28/2020

SMARTPHONE INC In Smartphone Inc., you become a CEO of one of the largest smartphone-producing companies in the time when smartphones were only beginning to conquer the world. Research technologies, develop your factory, build your worldwide office network, and outprice your competitors. Smartphone Inc. is an economic simulation Eurogame. Over five rounds, players program their […]

New Comics & Books for 8/26/20!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases! Featured Comics: BATMAN THREE JOKERS #1 DC COMICS Thirty years after Batman: The Killing Joke changed comics forever, Three Jokers reexamines the myth of who, or what, The Joker is and what is at the heart of his eternal battle with Batman. New York Times bestselling […]