Avengers Day! Newsletter 11/13/15

avengers day
AVENGERS DAY!!!
Saturday, November 14th from 11am to 9pm

It was one of the biggest movies this year, so before we go into full-blown holiday mode (and a certain sci-fi movie everyone is excited about), we’re celebrating everyone’s favorite cinematic super-team with a sale and one of our BIGGEST RAFFLES EVER!!!

Join us on Sat., Nov. 14th, for AVENGERS DAY @ EC!!!

SAVE 10% ON ALL AVENGERS-TITLED MERCHANDISE in the store!!!
(Vintage comics and Consignment items not included.)

The FIRST 50 GUESTS at 11am will receive a FREE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON MOVIE POSTER!!! (Courtesy of Sundial MUVICO), with random EC DISCOUNTS of $1, $3, $5, or $10 … and one poster will have a $25 EC GIFT CERTIFICATE!!! (1 poster per household, but we’ll have a few extra non-discount posters for kids.Posters are courtesy of our friends at Muvico Sundial 19 & IMAX!)

PLUS, MEET THOR & CAPTAIN AMERICA LIVE** and IN-PERSON for pics & autographs from 11a-1p & 3-5p!!!

ALL GUESTS can enter our HUGE AVENGERS RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 AVENGERS MEGA FAN PACKS, including a “Color Your Own Avengers: Age of Ultron” Coloring Book, an Avengers: AoU 16-0z. tumbler (from our friends at Tervis), Ultron & A vs. X posters by Skottie Young, an Avengers Wall Decal, an Avengers Magazine, and … A GIANT-SIZE HULKBUSTER STAND-UP!!!

The drawing will be held on Mon., Nov. 16th @ 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.)

** Scheduled to appear; subject to change without notice. See EC’s Facebook Page or contact the store for updates.

 

 

fellowship
FELLOWSHIP 2015 EVENT — LORD OF THE RINGS: THE CARD GAME
Saturday, November 14th from noon to 5pm

What is the Fellowship 2015 Event?

The Fellowship 2015 Event is for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game, a living card game by Fantasy Flight Games. It is a chance for players to come together and share their appreciation of the game even as they attempt to navigate the treacherous turns and trials of a special, all-new scenario.

The centerpiece of November’s Fellowship Event is the new, standalone scenario, Murder at the Prancing Pony. This fifty-three card scenario, produced by FFG’s in-house manufacturing, comes complete with three quest cards and fifty encounter cards. During the event, players will play through the scenario in groups, and each player who participates will walk away with his or her own copy!

Additionally, each player who participates in November’s Fellowship Event will receive an alternate art version of the Core Set Legolas, as well as an exclusive playmat, which features a dramatic portrayal of Gimli and Legolas back-to-back atop the walls of Helm’s Deep.

The fee for participation in the Fellowship Event is $15.

 

 

POP
EC’s BRING YOUR POP! VINYLS TO WORK WEEK CONTEST!!!
Sunday, November 15th through Saturday, November 21st

It’s your last chance to decorate your office before the holiday trimmings start going up, so why not show off the things you love most – POP! VINYLS!!!

Enter our Bring Your Pop! Vinyls to Work contest, and you could win a $25 EC GIFT CERTIFICATE, just for showing off your hobby!!!

It’s easy to enter:

1. Bring your Pop! Vinyls to work , or anywhere you can imagine! (Don’t have any Pop!s? We can TOTALLY solve that problem!)

2. Take a picture of it (or them) and post it to our Emerald City Comics Facebook page between November 15th-21st! (Tag yourself so your friends can see and vote)!
http://www.facebook.com/emeraldcitycomics

3. The photo with the most “likes” per category (see below) will be the winner!!! (You can label your category in your post, if you’d like.)

There will be FOUR winners total (1 for each category), and each winner will receive a $25 Emerald City Gift Certificate
(which you can then use for even more Pop! Vinyls, of course)!

You can win in one of four categories:

Most Creative, Funniest, Best Group Shot, or Best Display

The winners will be announced on Monday, November 23rd!!
No purchase necessary.

 

 

POKEMON
POKEMON LEAGUE (YOUTH)
Every Sunday from 4pm to 6pm

Ages 8-16

The League cycle is divided into eight seasons, each of which lasts about five weeks and represents Pokémon featured in the new Pokémon X and Pokémon Y games!

When each season begins, you’ll receive a score card. As you participate in League events, you’ll use this card to keep track of your League matches. If you play in enough matches and track them on your scorecard, you’ll earn special code cards for the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online! And, if you meet more specific goals, you can even earn exclusive awards!

Participation includes playing Pokémon TCG games, playing Pokémon video game matches, completing activities, and trading cards.

 

 

hunger games looney tunes
HUNGER GAMES & DC HEROES / LOONEY TUNES GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE!!!
Wednesday, November 18th from 11am to 9pm

It’s almost time for the Hunger Games’ final chapter (and you can join your friends at EC and Sundial on opening night; see elsewhere for details!), and Looney Tunes have invaded the DC Universe, landing on lots of variant covers this month! So, to add to the excitement…

Join us on Wednesday, Nov. 18th, when the FIRST 25 GUESTS at 11am & 7pm will receive a FREE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 2 TEMPORARY TATTOO and a FREE MARVEL PREVIEWS MAGAZINE!!! (The tattoos are courtesy of Lionsgate Films!)

PLUS, ALL GUESTS can enter our raffle for a chance to win* 1 of 2 sets of the DC LOONEY TUNES VARIANT COMICS from the FIRST 2 WEEKS OF NOVEMBER!!!

The drawing will be held on Fri., Nov. 20th!

* 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.)

 

 

hops
HOPS & TABLETOPS @ PAIR O’ DICE BREWING CO.
Wednesday, November 18th 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!

 

 

riddler Venom
SUPER-VILLAIN SATURDAY!!!
Saturday, November 21st from 11am to 9pm

EC has its FIRST EXCLUSIVE TOY!!! The Figures Toy Company will soon release a Green Suit Riddler figure from their Batman ’66 line, and EC is the ONLY RETAILER to carry it!!! (Preorder at http://shop.emeraldcitycomics.com)

BTV-RiddlerVariant-MAIN

To celebrate, we’re letting super-villains take over the store!!!

Join us on Sat., Nov. 21st for SUPER-VILLAIN SATURDAY @ EC!!!

SAVE 10% ON ALL “SOLO” SUPER-VILLAIN MERCHANDISE in the store!!!
(Such as separate villain action figures, villain-titled books and comics, etc.  Vintage comics and Consignment items are not included in the sale.)

The FIRST 50 GUESTS at 11am will receive a FREE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 2 MOVIE POSTER (Courtesy of Lionsgate Films), with random EC DISCOUNTS of $1, $3, $5, or $10 … and one poster will have a $25 EC GIFT CERTIFICATE!!! (1 poster per household, but we’ll have a few extra non-discount posters available.)

PLUS, MEET VENOM & THE RIDDLER LIVE** and IN-PERSON for pics & autographs from 11a-1p & 3-5p!!!

ALL GUESTS can enter our THREE RAFFLES for a chance to win* 1 EC EXCLUSIVE RIDDLER FIGURE and/or 1 of 2 HUNGER GAMES FAN PACKS and/or 1 of 2 MARVEL COLLECTOR’S CORP. “VILLAINS” PACKS!!!

The drawings will be held on Mon., Nov. 23rd @ 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.)

** Scheduled to appear; subject to change without notice. See EC’s Facebook Page or contact the store for updates.

 

 

bad medicine
BAD MEDICINE GAME DEMONSTRATION!
Saturday, November 21st from noon to 5pm

Double Exposure, Inc. Envoy and Emerald City presents a Bad Medicine Demonstration!

Herald Bill Eastman will be with us once again to demonstrate Bad Medicine.

What is Bad Medicine??

Bad Medicine is a raucous new party game of quick thinking and hilarious storytelling, from the designer of the word game Prolix and the economic strategy game Battle Merchants.

In Bad Medicine, you and your opponents are huge pharmaceutical companies. Your goal is to create names and advertisements for new drugs to cure the current Malady, while downplaying any side effects that you’ll never know about ahead of time.

Each card in the game has a little bit of a drug name, a little bit of a description, and a side effect. There will be one card dealt in the middle of the table; its side effect is the Malady to cure this round.

You’ll formulate a drug to cure the Malady. Then you’ll pitch it to the other players. Of course, your drug will have a side effect.

If your pitch gets the most votes, then your drug’s side effect will be the Malady to cure next round!

Bill will be teaching new players how to play the game and to show off to the public this great game!

 

 

board game meetup
BOARD GAME MEET-UP
Saturday, November 21st 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.

 

 

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:

 

ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS 1
ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Mark Waid (A) Adam Kubert, Mahmud A. Asrar (CA) Alex Ross
The Avengers are dead–long live the Avengers! Earth’s Mightiest Heroes–Captain America, Thor, Vision, and Iron Man–are living separate lives, not tied to any team–but when a threat from beyond the stars targets our world, fate draws them together once more, alongside Nova, Ms. Marvel, and Miles Morales a.k.a. Spider-Man!
RATED T+

 

ALL NEW WOLVERINE 1
ALL NEW WOLVERINE #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Tom Taylor (A) David Lopez, David Navarrot (CA) Bengal
LAURA KINNEY EMBRACES HER DESTINY. HERE! COMES! WOLVERINE!
X-23 was created to be a weapon and for a time, that’s all she was. But with the help of her mentor, LOGAN-the original WOLVERINE-she escaped that dark past. Tragically, Logan has fallen, but Laura will continue in his footsteps as a hero. Recent events have her doing everything in her power to keep those around her alive, as violent forces are hell-bent on mutual destruction. If anyone can stop them, it’s Laura. She is the best there is at what she does. She is THE ALL-NEW WOLVERINE.
Parental Advisory

 

DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS 4
DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS #4
DC COMICS
(W) Marguerite Bennett (A) Marguerite Sauvage & Various (CA) Ant Lucia
Shipping twice in November! In a London hospital, a strange patient has a message for Dr. Harleen Quinzel…one that leads the doctor to hijack a plane out of the city! And, Supergirl and Stargirl lead a bombing raid, only to discover a terrible secret that leaves them questioning their loyalties. Plus, Batwoman arrives in Italy where she encounters Contessa Selina Digatti-a.k.a. the Catwoman!

 

LIMBO 1
LIMBO #1 (OF 6) (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Dan Watters (A/CA) Caspar Wijngaard
A detective with no memory, no identity and no manners. A femme fatale seeking escape from a powerful crime lord. A voodoo queen with a penchant for mixtapes and hi-tops. A goat-eating TV… Welcome to Dedande City, where good people check under their beds at night and reality is never quite what it seems. A NEW surreal neon-noir series crossing 50s pulp with an 80s VHS visual aesthetic drawing from the likes of Carpenter, Cronenbrg, and Lynch.

 

SLASH AND BURN 1
SLASH & BURN #1 (MR)
DC COMICS
(W) Si Spencer (A) Max Dunbar, Ande Parks (CA) Tula Lotay
Another day, another hot date. Firefighter Rosheen Hayes takes her relationships with conflagration seriously, whether it’s the trigger-happy burn victim with his sights on her partner or a chance encounter igniting memories of arson at the orphanage. But is she the super-sleuth fire-whisperer or twisted firestarter?
This new ongoing series from writer Si Spencer has all the mystery and intrigue of his hit Vertigo miniseries BODIES, with art by Max Dunbar (Dungeons & Dragons) and veteran inker Ande Parks (The Irredeemable Ant-Man), SLASH & BURN is a tricky thriller that explores both the excitement and the consequences of succumbing to one’s darkest impulses.

 

SUPERMAN AMERICAN ALIEN 1
SUPERMAN AMERICAN ALIEN #1 (OF 7)
DC COMICS
(W) Max Landis (A) Nick Dragotta (CA) Ryan Sook
Hollywood screenwriter and Eisner Award nominee Max Landis (Chronicle, American Ultra, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN) joins forces with top comics artists including Jock, Francis Manapul and Jae Lee to bring you SUPERMAN: AMERICAN ALIEN, a 7-issue miniseries chronicling the life of Clark Kent and his development into the archetypal hero he will eventually become. But these are not the stories of the iconic “Superman” as you know him, but of the soft-spoken, charming, often-funny Kansas farm-boy behind the Man of Steel. With the tone of each issue ranging from heartwarming and simple, to frighteningly gritty and violent, to sexy, sun-kissed and funny, SUPERMAN: AMERICAN ALIEN is unlike anything you’ve seen before.
In this first issue, superstar artist Nick Dragotta (East of West, Fantastic Four) illustrates the story of Jonathan and Martha Kent as they struggle to deal with their 12-year-old son’s latest quirk-he’s been floating up into the air, sometimes hundreds of feet!

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

ADVENTURE TIME OGN VOL 06
ADVENTURE TIME ORIGINAL GN VOL 06 MASKED MAYHEM
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Kate Leth (A) Bridget Underwood & Various (CA) Drew Green
In this sixth Adventure Time original graphic novel, BMO and Jake are getting ready for the biggest costume party ever-they’ve received invites from everyone! As they party-hop, they realize that each party has one thing in common: a prankster. Detective BMO is on the case with the help of Jake, his sidekick, to figure out what’s going on. Join them as they travel all across Ooo to find who the culprit is, while still enjoying some fun times with friends.

 

GOON LIBRARY HC VOL 01
GOON LIBRARY HC VOL 01
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W/A/CA) Eric Powell
Lonely Street comes under all manner of threats both tragic and hilarious in this deluxe hardcover edition of The Goon. The Nameless Man, the Zombie Priest, has come to town to build a gang from the undead. Yet even with an unlimited supply of soldiers, the Priest cannot move in on the territory controlled by the crime boss Labrazio and his unstoppable enforcer-the Goon. But when the Priest discovers Goon’s most closely held secret, the balance of power threatens to change forever! Collects The Goon Volumes 0-3.

 

STAR WARS HC EPISODE VI RETURN OF JEDI
STAR WARS HC EPISODE VI RETURN OF JEDI
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Archie Goodwin (A) Al Williamson (CA) Adi Granov
Luke Skywalker faces his destiny as the greatest trilogy in all of fiction concludes, remastered for the modern age! These are grim times for the Rebel Alliance. Han Solo is in the hands of the vile Jabba the Hutt. The Jedi Master Yoda grows weak. Emperor Palpatine is determined to turn Luke to the Dark Side. And Darth Vader nears completion of a new dreaded Death Star even more powerful than the first. To avert certain doom, the rebels head to the forest moon of Endor – but will the native Ewoks be friends or foes? Before the Battle of Endor begins, Princess Leia faces dramatic revelations. And when Luke surrenders to Vader, the fate of the galaxy may rest on the ultimate father/son confrontation! It’s Return, remastered – read it! Collecting STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI #1-4.
Rated T

 

THANOS TP COSMIC POWERS
THANOS TP COSMIC POWERS
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Ron Marz (A) Various (CA) Ron Lim
The ever-scheming Thanos forges unlikely alliances! But what secret mission could lead Rhino, Super-Skrull, Titanium Man and more to join Thanos’s new team of would-be Defenders? That’s exactly what the Silver Surfer and Captain Mar-Vell’s son, Legacy, need to find out! To face the Galactus-level threat of the terrible Tyrant, who will join Thanos’s cause? Legacy? Terrax the Tamer? Jack of Hearts? What about Ganymede, last of the Spinsterhood and sworn enemy of Tyrant? Where do the loyalties of Morg, Herald of Galactus lie? And most important: Does Thanos carry a world-shaking secret agenda? The battle begins as the cosmic firmament holds its breath. But in a war between two evils, either outcome may result in death! Collecting SECRET DEFENDERS #12-14 and COSMIC POWERS #1-6.
Rated T

 

 

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Games
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7WondersDuel
7 WONDERS: DUEL
One of the most celebrated games in the world can now be experienced in a two-player arena.
7 Wonders Duel takes the gameplay and excitement of the original and adapts it for one-on-one battles. Take control of your civilization and decide to invest in science, military or prestige.
Two new ways to win will keep you on your toes and watching every move your opponent makes. If you fail to build defenses your capital city may be destroyed but ignore technology and your people may be left in the dark ages. It’s a constant tug of war.
7 Wonders Duel is an exciting new way to play the game that took the world by storm. Great for both fans of the original and those new to the hobby.

 

Codenames
CODENAMES
The two rival spymasters know the secret identities of 25 agents. Their teammates know the agents only by their Codenames. In Codenames, teams compete to see who can make contact with all of their agents first. Spymasters give one-word clues that can point to multiple words on the board. Their teammates try to guess words of the right color while avoiding those that belong to the opposing team. And everyone wants to avoid the assassin!

 

PortalAcquireCake
PORTAL: THE UNCOOPERATIVE CAKE ACQUISITION GAME
With a grinding of gears and some uneasy rumbling, Aperture Laboratories has resumed testing! Your team of Test Subjects have entered the Lab and are ready to perform all sorts of important, dignified, and dangerous testing procedures all in the pursuit of Cake! It`s a fun and funny, fast-paced fight to the finish in this tabletop board game based on Valve`s popular puzzle series, Portal! And by finish, we mean your team probably died!

 

NewDawn

NEW DAWN
Twenty years after the Alliance was formed, the cost of constructing new space stations is becoming unbearable. In order to improve the economy, the Alliance has decided to rebuild and recolonize some of the planets and space facilities that were abandoned during the war. By activating them once more, the Alliance is hoping to acquire much needed funds and resources. In New Dawn – a thematic sequel of Among the Stars and part of the Among the Stars Universe series – players take on the role of Alliance officials. Their assignment is to explore and revive a galactic sector.

 

MagicCommander2015
MAGIC THE GATHERING: 2015 COMMANDER DECKS
The 2015 edition of Magic the Gathering: Commander brings five new, enemy-colored, pre-constructed decks to the popular multiplayer format! Casual players will enjoy playing with these decks right out of the box as well as crafting new Commander decks or adding to their own deck creations using the 15 new Magic cards found in each deck. With a total of 55 new cards in the set, Commander 2015 is certain to be exciting for any experienced player looking to change-up their favorite decks.

 

AboveandBelow
ABOVE AND BELOW
Explore a massive cavern and build your new village – above and below ground – in this storytelling/town-building mashup board game. In Above and Below, players take on the role of a village leader trying to grow a new town after the previous village was destroyed by barbarians. Interestingly, a network of caverns lies beneath the site for the new village, and players will become engaged in the storytelling aspect of the game as they send their villagers to work on varied tasks such as exploring the cave, harvesting resources, and constructing houses.

 

 

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Toys / Collectables
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harleybas
BATMAN ANIMATED SERIES HARLEY QUINN AF
DC COMICS
Continue your animated Batman collection with the next wave of 6-inch scale action figures that bring the designs of the Emmy Award-winning animated series to life!
Each figure comes with multiple show specific accessories and unique base!

 

michonne

MICHONNE 10 INCH FIGURE
MCFARLANE TOYS
After losing her family to the apocalypse, Michonne had to adapt to the harsh environment or be overwhelmed by it. Deciding to wield a katana and using ‘Pet’ Walkers as sentries, Michonne survived effectively on her own. However the innovative Michonne found a family in the group led by Rick Grimes; and her talent, determination, and strength became a valuable asset among them. McFarlane Toys’ Michonne Deluxe Figure is inspired by the character’s look during Season 3 and includes an authentic in-scale replica of Michonne’s katana and sheath and a black circular base for perfect dynamic posing. This highly-detailed 10′ figure features the exact likeness, taken from a full 3D scan of the actress, Danai Gurira. This Michonne deluxe figure includes an alternate set of arms to create two iconic character poses — a swinging attack pose that can remove a Walker’s head with surgical precision and an alternate stoic defense pose.

 

deadpool
DEADPOOL SIXTH SCALE FIGURE
SIDESHOW TOYS
Armed to the teeth with guns, puns, and things that go boom, Sideshow’s fully articulated Deadpool Sixth Scale Figure is ready to break through any obstacle – especially the proverbial fourth wall.
Decked out in his iconic hand-tailored red and black costume, super-studly Wade Wilson comes with two handsome portraits and tons of goodies, including long and short stabbing weapons, two bitchin’ pistols, a Whoop Ass-ault rifle, and Big Boomin’ Balls. Famous for his over-the-top personality, Marvel’s Merc with a Mouth can fully express himself with multiple swap-out hand gestures and plug-in word bubble accessories, customizable with explicit thoughts and witty words. All we have to say is, “You’re welcome, mankind.”

 

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