Category Archives: Back Issue Comics!


Our Grab Bags are 10 comics for only $9.99 – themed or totally random! Themes may include: 1980s, 1990s, Batman, “Cape-less,” DC, Marvel, Spider-Man, X-Men – just ask what’s available. Our “Instant Collections” are 15 different #1 issue comic books in a comic-themed “stor-folio” box – a $60-80 value – for only $39.99! These are […]

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Vintage Back Issue Comics Wall!

Here’s our Vintage Back Issue Comics Wall, to use as a “menu” to order “curbside delivery” or mail order while our storefront is closed due to the COVID-19 threat! call us at 727-398-2665 or email us at with your order, and we’ll give you your total (with shipping if mail order) purchase EC Gift Certificates on […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 4/3/20

SOoo here’s the thing … we’re not allowed to have any Guests in the store right now. So what! No big deal! If you like these books, just give us a call or email and we’ll figure something out. Check out our website for info on how to set up a curbside pickup or a […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 3/27/20

I’m pretty sure that all of the characters in the books featured this week are immune to any earth-born illnesses – so that’s good, right? Possible exception of Beta Ray Bill when he isn’t transformed into Thor mode. He’s an alien so he may actually be more susceptible to earth diseases when he’s not in […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 3/20/20

Things to do while under quarantine: Read comics … that’s really all that you’re allowed to do. Read comics … nothing else…. Oh! I guess that you can play board games too. As long as there are less than ten people playing. You can also play with and/or admire action figures, but really you should […]

“EC Curbside Delivery” and Mail Order!

Starting Friday, April 3rd, Emerald City Comics will be able to offer only “curbside delivery” and mail order through April 30th, in compliance with the state-wide COVID-19 orders on 4/1/20 and 4/2/20: call us at 727-398-2665 or email us at with your order, and we’ll give you your total (with shipping if mail order) […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 3/13/20

I didn’t watch Lost, but please don’t “@” me about not having watched the show; maybe I will one day but I haven’t yet, OKAY?! Apparently there were a few unresolved plot threads in Lost, including whether or not the numbers on the cover of Catwoman #51 had any significance to the events of the […]


Saturday, March 14th from 11am to 6pm (store remains open until 8pm) We still have a bunch of books, comics, games, and toys left over from the Garage Sale; so here’s what we’re gonna do: All items left over from the Garage Sale will be 50% OFF the already-low Garage Sale prices! (We will enter […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 3/6/20

Garage Sale tomorrow! Come on by and grab yourself some great comics at some great prices. If you manage to hold on to any of your spending money after you’ve perused the deep discounts on offer at the Garage Sale, swing on by the Vintage Counter and maybe consider grabbing a few of the beauties […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 2/28/20

If you haven’t gone to the theater to see Harley Quinn: Birds Of Prey, do both yourself and I a favor and go buy a ticket once you’re finished reading this week’s post. If you’d like to do the both of us (again, meaning you and I) another solid, check out the Harley Quinn Animated […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 2/21/20

Boy I’ll tell ya, I sure would be up for a really awesome Silver Surfer video game. Surfer has only ever had his own video game one time, and it was on the old NES – and it SUCKS! It’s way too hard and super un-fun to play. Consider this week’s post a plea to […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 2/14/20

Well I hope you folks weren’t expecting some sort of Valentine’s themed post from me today in honor of the holiday. The reasons for this decision are variegated, but the primary factor would have to be a distinct lack of key issues featuring romantic imagery in our recently arrived inventory. I’m sure that if I […]


  Saturday, March 7th from 11am to 6pm (store remains open until 8pm) It’s time once again for an EC favorite! Our Garage Sale is back, and we’ve got lots of new additions for you to pick up, at prices that are sure to make you smile! Shop our displays of DEEP, DEEP DISCOUNTS on… […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 2/7/20

Eternals movie – coming in hot! Principal photography has wrapped! Cast photos all over the internet! Black Widow movie! Right around the corner! May 1st! Set the date! MOVIES! COMICS! GET FIRED UP!!!   Eternals #1, first appearance of Ikaris and Deviants, Fine Minus (5.5), $60.  

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 1/31/20

Boy, do we have some beauties for you this week! Some fresh catches here and they are some WHOPPERS! Record breaking, have-them-mounted-and-put-on-the-wall-type fish here, folks!     Walking Dead #1, first appearance of Rick Grimes, Very Fine/Near Mint (9.0), $900.  

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 1/24/20

Teen-AGE Mut-ANT New Teen Ti-TANS! Teen-AGE Mut-ANT New Teen Ti-TANS! Teen-AGE! Mut-ANT! New Teen Ti-TANS! They’re Mutants and they’re Titans! TITAN POWER!!!   New Teen Titans #2, first appearance of Deathstroke, CGC 9.6 (Near Mint Plus), $375.  

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 1/17/20

Sexy kissing on the front cover! Ooooooo! Is this sort of content approved by the Comics Code Authority? Oh, wait … there isn’t a Comics Code Seal of Approval on the front cover, so I guess the answer is “No, this content definitely is NOT approved by the Comics Code Authority.” Well I guess I […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 1/10/20

So Marvel relaunched the New Mutants title again; this is of course a good thing, however I’m afraid that I’m going to have to take issue with the use of the term “new” in the title. I hate to get hung up on a minor detail, but so far there are really only two members […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 1/3/20

Welcome to 2020! New decade, new old comics. The comics in question are new in as much as we have recently added them to our inventory and made them available for sale. The comics are old in as much as they were not published terribly recently. Hence, “new old comics.” I find that it always […]

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