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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 9/21/19

Wonder Man is one of my favorite underappreciated titles of the 1990’s. I think he was like a Hollywood stuntman or something, there was a wacky neighbor and everything. Very 90’s cool. Read it while watching reruns of The X-Files. Pairs well with Crystal Pepsi.   Avengers #9, first appearance of Wonder Man, Very Good/Fine […]

New Games! 9/20/2019

UNMATCHED: BATTLE LEGENDS In battle, there are no equals. Unmatched is a highly asymmetrical miniature fighting game for two or four players. Each hero is represented by a unique deck designed to evoke their style and legend. Tactical movement and no-luck combat resolution create a unique play experience that rewards expertise, but just when you’ve […]

New Comics & Books for 9/18/19!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases! Featured Comics: HOUSE OF X #5 MARVEL COMICS (W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Pepe Larraz Xavier’s dream turns deadly for some of his students as they fight back against the humans’ plan to eliminate them. Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (FANTASTIC FOUR, AVENGERS, SECRET WARS) continues his reshaping […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 9/13/19

Let’s not forget the ladies! All first appearances of popular characters representing the fairer sex this week. Where would us fellas be without the women in our lives? I’m gonna go call my Mom. Check these books out in the meantime…   Spawn #141, first appearance of She-Spawn, Very Fine Plus (8.5), $50.  

New Comics & Books for September 11th 2019!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases! Featured Comics: POWERS OF X #4 MARVEL COMICS (W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) R. B. Silva As Cerebro does as it was intended to do, Sinister does what Sinister does best and the future comes to an end. Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (FF, NEW AVENGERS, INFINITY) continues […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 9/7/19

Complete sets here folks! We’ve saved you the trouble of tracking down each back issue and compiled them for your convenience. Were saving you time and as we all know time is money so I suppose we’re saving you both time as well as money. What we do here at EC we do for the […]


Wednesday, October 2nd 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 […]


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 […]

New Toys & Collectibles for 9/04/2019!

MARVEL THORS HAMMER OVERSIZED FOAM PROP REPLICA NECA Add extra fun to your day with NECA’s new line of super-oversized, foam versions of classic comic book items, from signature weapons to accessories and other iconic objects! Each has detailed paint deco to look just like the real thing, but is perfectly safe. Decorate your room […]

New Comics and Books for 9/4/19!

Click here for the full list of new releases! Featured Comics: SPAWN #300 IMAGE COMICS (W) Todd McFarlane, Scott Snyder (A) Todd McFarlane & Various (CA) Todd McFarlane SPAWN MAKES HISTORY! With this 300th issue, SPAWN becomes the longest-running independent series in comic book history. To celebrate, legendary artists TODD McFARLANE and GREG CAPULLO return […]


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 […]

Recommendations for New Books & Comics expected NOVEMBER 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 #372, SEPTEMBER 2019 (for books arriving […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 8/30/19

I certainly could have featured nothing but Spider-Man keys again this week – we’ve gotten in some great Spider-Man books recently, but I threw in a nice Iron Man key. Spider-Man with a condiment-al dash of Iron Man. Nothing wrong with that…   Amazing Spider-Man #238, first appearance of Hobgoblin, Very Fine (8.0), $200.  

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com·ics om·ni·vore [kom-iks om-nuh-vohr] noun A person who consumes all manner of comics, regardless of publisher, age, genre, or format, with the only requirement being quality. COMICS OMNIVORE is a new national program aimed at growing the readership of quality comics! Publishers may submit a title to the Comics Omnivore Panel for consideration. There are […]

New Games! 8/30/2019

BARGAIN QUEST Bargain Quest is a game of adventure and capitalism for 2-6 players. Players will take the role of shopkeepers in an adventuring town plagued by monsters. Players must draft items and then secretly choose which items to place in their windows to attract wealthy heroes to their shops. Once all heroes have been […]

New Comics & Books for 8/28/19!

Click here for the full list of new releases! Featured Comics: MARVEL COMICS #1000 MARVEL COMICS (W/A/CA) Various THE GREATEST TALENT EVER ASSEMBLED FOR ONE STORY! THIS IS THE BIG ONE! In celebration of Marvel’s 80th Anniversary, we have gathered together the greatest array of talent ever to be assembled between the covers of a […]


Saturday, September 21st from 11am to 8pm Celebrating DC Comics’ annual BATMAN DAY! FREE Batman comic book for the first 100 Guests! Choose between these two: BATMAN NIGHTWALKER GN BATMAN DAY 2019 SPECIAL EDITION   BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #1 BATMAN DAY 2019 SPECIAL EDITION   Kids will have a choice of two coloring sheets!   […]


Saturday, September 7th fom 11am to 8pm Celebrating the 9/6/19 release of Stephen King’s IT Part Two! FREE Pennywise BLOCKS Figure for the first 100 Guests! FREE all-day raffle* for a Stephen King Fan Pack: FUNKO 5 STAR HORROR PENNYWISE VINYL FIGURE DARK TOWER MAN IN BLACK SELECT ACTION FIGURE DARK TOWER BATTLE OF JERICHO […]


Sundays in September from noon to 6pm Emerald City is celebrating 30 years in business with a colossal SALE: 30% OFF different merchandise categories every Sunday in September! SUNDAY 9/1: 30% OFF TOYS! (10% OFF HOT TOYS FIGURES) SUNDAY 9/8: 30% OFF GAMES! SUNDAY 9/15: 30% OFF TRADING CARDS & APPAREL! SUNDAY 9/22: 30% OFF […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 8/23/19

AI-YI-YI! Get a load of these top notch Marvel keys that we’ve gotten in recently! Avengers number one! X-Men number one! These books are what people in the hobby have been known to refer to as “grails” – the creme de la creme. Woo! I’m getting a little overexcited! I’m gonna go lie down for […]