Category Archives: Events & Announcements!

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 […]

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 […]

BATMAN DAY & INDIE COMICS SIGNING WITH JONATHAN HEDRICK!

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 […]

GET A FREE COMMEMORATIVE PLAYING CARD WITH EACH ISSUE OF BATMAN: THE THREE JOKERS!

Starting Wednesday, August 26th at 11am In celebration of the highly anticipated Batman: The Three Jokers prestige miniseries, DC and EMERALD CITY COMICS are dealing fans the ultimate wild card by offering a free with purchase souvenir playing card for each of the three issues of the series, while supplies last! Featuring breathtaking new artwork by […]

EC BOOK CLUB – BATWOMAN ELEGY

Wednesday, September 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 (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 […]

FREE RPG DAY!

Saturday, July 25th from 11am to 8pm FREE ROLE-PLAYING GAME DAY is an annual gaming event celebrating the joy of tabletop role-playing, popularized by games like DUNGEONS & DRAGONS! Established in 2007, Free RPG Day works with participating hobby game retailers and RPG publishers to bring new and exclusive RPG quickstart rules and adventure modules into […]

FREE Marvel recap guide!

FREE “Previously in Marvel Comics” recap guide for the first 25 Guests who purchase a Marvel comic, starting at 11am Wednesday 7/8/20! Get caught up on what’s been happening in the Marvel Universe! You can also find recaps here: https://www.marvel.com/recaps

EC BOOK CLUB – BANDETTE VOL 1: PRESTO

Wednesday, August 5th 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 […]

Open 11-6 on July 4th!

Happy Independence Day!

FREE COMIC BOOK SUMMER!

Wednesday, July 15th through Wednesday, September 9th! Free Comic Book Day, the comic book industry’s largest annual promotional event, is traditionally scheduled to take place the first Saturday in May each year. However, the impact and spread of COVID-19 prevented the event from being celebrated at its normal time this year. Now, the beloved event […]

COVID-19 Emergency Ordinance!

EC Family! Faced with an alarming surge in COVID-19 cases, the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday passed an emergency ordinance requiring that citizens wear face coverings in most indoor public places, effective today, Wednesday 6/24/20 at 5pm. https://go.activecalendar.com/pinellascounty/site/pressrelease/event/bcc-passes-emergency-ordinance-requiring-face-coverings/ What does that mean for you? You must wear a face covering while in […]

THE WALKING DEAD WILL RISE AGAIN IN SPECIAL ‘NEGAN LIVES #1’ STORY JULY 1st!

It’s no secret that comic book shops have had a rough go of it during the COVID crisis. From distribution being temporarily shut down, to people sheltering in place, to figuring out curb-side pick up or delivery, it hasn’t been easy. Well, Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard wanted to see if they could do something […]

FREE MARVEL “BACK IN ACTION” PRINT!

Wednesday, June 24th at 11am Marvel Comics and Emerald City are celebrating being “Back in Action” with a FREE PRINT by Ron Lim! The first TEN Guests who purchase a Marvel comic book starting at 11am Wednesday, June 24th will receive this print!

WEDNESDAY IS NEW COMIC BOOK DAY!

Enough people have asked us about this, so we want to put this out so we’re all on the same page: DC Comics has declared Tuesdays as their new release day, but have not yet found a way to reliably get their comics to stores early enough for that to happen (we get comics on […]

DC Comics and YOU!

You may have heard by now that DC Comics recently announced that they’re leaving Diamond, the main comic book distributor, for other comic distributors. We’ve heard a lot of people worried about how that will change their subscriptions, and wondering what kind of delays to expect for DC books. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOU? […]

EC BOOK CLUB – DEADLY CLASS TP VOL 05 CAROUSEL

Wednesday, July 1st 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 6/3/2020!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!   Featured Comics: CATWOMAN 80TH ANNIVERSARY 100 PAGE SUPER SPECTACULAR #1 DC COMICS (W) Ed Brubaker & Various (A) Cameron Stewart & Various (CA) Joëlle Jones Our gal Catwoman is turning 80 next year (and looking very good, if we meow say), and DC is celebrating […]

KIDS RAFFLE!

Saturday, June 6th from 11am to 8pm ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* a prize assortment of some kid-friendly toys, a game, & a book! EC is a safe space! * ONE entry per person, please. No purchase necessary to enter! Winners do not need to be […]

Black Widow raffle!

Wednesday, May 27th from 11am to 7pm! All Guests all day can enter our FREE raffle to win* 1 of 2 copies of the BLACK WIDOW#1 TRAVIS CHAREST “PRE-RELEASE”VARIANT COVER! The series will be released later this year! BLACK WIDOW #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Kelly Thompson (A) Elena Casagrande Best-selling, Eisner-nominated writer Kelly Thompson (CAPTAIN […]

MEMORIAL DAY SALE!

Monday, May 25th from 11am to 7pm EC will be OPEN during our REGULAR HOURS of 11am – 7pm on Monday! ALL DAY MONDAY, May 25th, SAVE 10% on ALL BOOKS & GRAPHIC NOVELS AND ALL GAMES & GAMING SUPPLIES THROUGHOUT THE STORE – AND ON OUR ONLINE SHOP! We give much thanks to those […]