Category Archives: Events & Announcements!

STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER DAY!

Saturday, December 14th from 11am to 8pm We’re celebrating STAR WARS in anticipation of the 12/20/2019 release of THE RISE OF SKYWALKER! FREE ‘Boba Fett’ or ‘Star Wars Adventures’ comic for the first 100 Guests! FREE Star Wars stickers for the kids, while supplies last!     The 501st LEGION TAMPA BAY SQUAD will be […]

TABLETOP GAMING CELEBRATION!

We’re sharing our love of tabletop gaming! FREE HeroClix Miniatures Game random DC or MARVEL Limited Edition superhero figure for the first 50 Guests!   FREE all-day raffle* – THREE WINNERS will each get to pick TWO GAMES from the following (first come, first served): Light & Dark Multiuniversum The Stars Align Visioo Welcome to […]

GAMING IN DECEMBER 2019!

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 […]

Fake reviews of EC!

Unfortunately, we are the target of “review sabotage” on Google, and possibly other sites or social media. Regular Guests would know that these incidents seem “off,” but we are saddened that a new potential EC Guest might see these fake reviews and be misled. These recent 1-star reviews are fake, written by an eBay seller […]

LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY / DR. WHO DAY!

Saturday, November 23rd from 11am to 8pm On this day in 1963, the British science-fiction television show DOCTOR WHO first premiered! We’re celebrating with a double give-away… A FREE DOCTOR WHO random BLOCKS figure AND a DOCTOR WHO – 13TH DOCTOR comic book for the first 100 Guests! FREE ‘FROZEN’ STICKERS for our younger Guests! […]

‘BLACK FRIDAY’ WEEKEND SALE!

  Friday, Nov. 29th IT’S OUR BLACK FRIDAY SALE! 25% OFF EVERYTHING IN THE STORE EXCEPT NEW COMICS 11AM-3PM! THIS INCLUDES GRAPHIC NOVELS, BACK ISSUES, VINTAGE BACK ISSUES, TOYS, STATUES, GAMES, APPAREL, POSTERS, TRADING CARDS, AND SUPPLIES FOR COMICS AND CARDS AND GAMES! OUR 25% OFF ‘BLACK FRIDAY’ SALE WILL INCLUDE OUR ALREADY CLEARANCE-PRICED REMAINING […]

EC BOOK CLUB: VISION BY TOM KING COMPLETE COLLECTION TP!

EC BOOK CLUB: VISION BY TOM KING COMPLETE COLLECTION TP! Wednesday, January 8th from 6:30pm to 7:30pm The Emerald City Book Club normally 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. This time, it’s the SECOND WEDNESDAY because […]

EC BOOK CLUB: SAGA VOL 5 BY BRIAN K VAUGHAN AND FIONA STAPLES!

Wednesday, December 4th 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 […]

HELD OVER – EC GARAGE SALE!

WE’RE CONTINUING THE GARAGE SALE TODAY, SUNDAY 11/17/19, FROM NOON TO 6PM!!! (please disregard the “11AM” in the image – that was our opening time Saturday) Saturday, November 16th from 11am to 6pm It’s time once again for an EC favorite! Our Garage Sale is back, and we’ve got lots of new additions for you […]

EC SIGNING: ANDREA & ROBERTO MOLINARI WITH ROB ANDERSIN!

Saturday, November 2nd from 11am to 2pm (store remains open until 8pm) FREE “indie” comic for the first 100 Guests! (each Guest will receive a random age-appropriate comic from a selection of promotional comics from publishers such as Image, Fantagraphics, Boom, Action Lab, and Aspen) Meet comics creators Andrea Lorenzo Molinari, Roberto Xavier Molinari, and […]

GAMING IN NOVEMBER 2019!

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 […]

Harassment Guidelines

(Just to salve any potential worries: Nothing happened to spur this – we just want to assure new Guests and Team Members that we’ll do our best to make sure nothing bad DOES happen! We like the idea of potential new Guests online and actual new Guests entering the store seeing “EC is a safe […]

TERMINATOR: DARK FATE GIVE-AWAY!

Saturday, October 19th at 11am A movie representative will be here at 11am this Saturday, October 19th, with FREE give-aways and passes for an advance screening of TERMINATOR: DARK FATE! Tuesday, October 29 7:30pm AMC Westshore 210 Westshore Plaza, Tampa, FL 33609 Be sure to arrive early for the screening, as they are frequently overbooked […]

Recommendations for New Books & Comics expected DECEMBER 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 comics@emeraldcitycomics.com, to add these books, comics, and/or series to your in-store subscription! Don’t have a […]

ECMBG! The Emerald City Money Back Guarantee!

As new graphic novels and new #1 comic books arrive each week, you will see some marked with a tag that reads “MONEY BACK GUARANTEE! Didn’t like it? Return it within two weeks for a FULL REFUND!” (must have a free EC Rewards Card). We stand behind these books and comics 100%! We want you […]

THERESA JULIAN SIGNING FOR THE JOKE MACHINE!

Saturday, October 12th from 11am to 1pm (store remains open until 8pm) FREE all-ages comic book for the first 100 Guests! Guests may choose from… DEAR JUSTICE LEAGUE SPECIAL EDITION from DC COMICS or…   MINECRAFT & INCREDIBLES 2 from DARK HORSE COMICS!   FREE all-day raffle* for an EC Kids Fun Pack: ADVENTURE TIME […]

JOKER DAY / DWIGHT L. MACPHERSON SIGNING!

Saturday, October 5th from 11am to 8pm Celebrating the October 4th release of the new DC / Warner Bros. JOKER film, and the work of comics creator Dwight L. MacPherson! FREE Joker BLOCKS Figure for the first 100 Guests! Meet comics creator Dwight L. MacPherson, Founder and Author of Hocus Pocus Comics, from 11am to […]

EC BOOK CLUB: FABLES!

EC BOOK CLUB: FABLES! Wednesday, November 6th 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, […]

HALLOWEEN COMICFEST!

Saturday, October 26th from 11am to 8pm Halloween ComicFest (HCF) is the comic book industry’s premiere fall event – a single day when participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away specially published comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops. HCF is the perfect event […]

GAMING IN OCTOBER 2019!

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 […]