Civil War Day! Newsletter 6/3/16

 

Before we get started with the festivities, though, a brief message…

SPECIAL GUESTS & VENDORS, PLEASE NOTE:

For the safety and security of our Guests, in addition to properly planning and communicating all elements of the event, ALL performers, vendors, and other forms of entertainment MUST clear their appearances with our Marketing Director prior to the event.

This applies ONLY to people who are here to promote a business or organization. If you are someone who just loves cosplay and want to dress up for our events, you are ALWAYS more than WELCOME to participate, as long as you are not charging for photos, passing out materials, etc.  If you simply want to dress in your finest cosplay, we would be thrilled to see you!!!

Our Marketing Director can be reached by calling the store at 727-398-2665. If you are planning to promote your group, organization, charity, or personal business, you MUST coordinate your appearance with our Director in advance.

Again, our wish is to protect our Guests (parking safety, liability, etc.), and create events that have specific themes to avoid confusion (such as Wonder Woman appearing at an X-Men event, etc.). Also, we have numerous groups and businesses who wish to use us as a platform, and because these “sponsorships” may give the perception that we are connected to these organizations, we must know whom, and what, we are helping to promote.

While we are happy to promote other businesses (and especially charities), each appearance needs to be planned out logistically, and proper arrangements and promotions must be made.

Thank you for your understanding!

…and now, on with the show!!!

 

 

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CIVIL WAR DAY!!!
Saturday, June 4th from 11am to 9pm

Civil War is still going strong, and EC is finally able to celebrate!!! Join us for a celebration worthy of the size and scope of Marvel’s latest cinematic triumph!!!

Join us on Sat., June 4th, when… The FIRST 125 GUESTS will receive a FREE CAPTAIN AMERICA 96-PAGE, FULL-COLOR 75TH ANN. MAGAZINE!!! (1 Magazine per household, please.)

MEET CAP, THE WINTER SOLDIER, BLACK PANTHER, BLACK WIDOW, AND CAPTAIN MARVEL for FREE pics & autographs from 11a-1p & 3-5p!!!**

And, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 FUNKO “CIVIL WAR” MARVEL COLLECTOR CORPS BOXES!!! (Winners will be called on Mon., June 6th!)

*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. One entry per person, please. 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. Local actors, not affiliated with the film.

 

 

BOARD GAME MEETUP
BOARD GAME MEETUP
Saturday, June 4th 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.

 

 

POKEMON YOUTH LEAGUE MEETUP
POKEMON YOUTH LEAGUE
Sundays from 4pm to 6pm

Ages 8-16
New players always welcome!

Our Pokémon Youth League provides a nearby place for you to get together with other fans of both the Pokémon Trading Card Game and the Pokémon video games, and have some fun!

Using your own cards and Pokémon video games, you can play, trade, and even earn cool prizes! The best part is that you can do all this with other Pokémon players who love collecting and playing just as much as you do!

What IS the Pokémon Trading Card Game?

Download the rules here…
http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-tcg/rules

…or stop by during our events to see first-hand how the game is played!

“You are a Pokémon Trainer! You travel across the land, battling other Trainers with your Pokémon, creatures that love to battle and that have amazing powers! Your deck of cards represents your Pokémon as well as items and allies that help you on your adventures.

Trading card games are strategy based and use collectible cards to let each player customize his or her game. The best way to learn to play the Pokémon TCG is with a Trainer Kit. This has two ready-to-play decks that walk you through the game, step by step. From there, try a theme deck to get an idea of the different kinds of decks out there. Once you’re ready, you can start building your collection of cards with Pokémon TCG booster packs. Trade with your friends for the strongest Pokémon or collect all your favorites! Then, build your own 60-card deck, play with your friends, and show off your own personal Pokémon team!

In the Pokémon TCG, your Pokémon battle your opponent’s Pokémon. The first player to take all of his or her Prize cards wins! Also, if your opponent cannot draw a card at the beginning of his or her turn, or has no Pokémon left in play, you win the game!”

 

 

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ECBC: CIVIL WAR!!!
Tuesday, June 7th from 7pm to 8pm

The ECBC (Emerald City Book Club), meets the FIRST TUESDAY of every month from 7-8pm to discuss the featured book!!! This month’s selection is “Civil War” by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven!!!

The session is open to everyone and takes place on June 7th from 7-8pm!!!

The group will share their opinions on the emotional twists and turns of the story, its impact on the Marvel comic and cinematic universes, and more!!!

Whether you attend the session or not, the “Civil War” book is 20% OFF from now until end-of-business on June 7th!!!
(The discount will be calculated at the register, and does not combine with any other discounts or programs)

 

 

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DC AND WORLD OF WARCRAFT GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE!
Wednesday, June 8th from 11am to 9pm

DC’s “Rebirth” is a huge success, and the publisher has always been known for its iconic characters and epic storytelling!!! And, “Warcraft” battles its way into theaters on June 10th!!! To celebrate…

Join us on Wed., June 8th, when the FIRST 50 GUESTS at 11am and 7pm will receive a FREE DC ESSENTIALS GRAPHIC NOVEL 2016 CATALOG!!!

Plus, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY, can also enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 WORLD OF WARCRAFT: CHRONICLE VOL. 1 HARDCOVER BOOK!!!
(184 pages; color and black & white.)

All winners will be called on Friday, June 10th!!!

*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. One entry per person, please. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

 

 

HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT MEETUP
HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT – CIVIL WAR EVENT DRAFT MONTH 1
Friday, June 10th from 6:30pm to 9pm

The Superhuman Registration Act has divided the heroes (and villains) of the Marvel Universe— whose side will you be on when you face off against your friends and former allies in Marvel HeroClix: Civil War?

Marvel HeroClix: Civil War is a four-month Storyline Organized Play event series that will both divide and unite HeroClix players around the world as they choose to fight alongside Iron Man and other Pro-Registration heroes or alongside Captain American and his band of Anti-Registration vigilantes.

For more information, copy and paste the link below into your browser:

http://wizkids.com/heroclix/marvel-heroclix-civil-war-storyline-organized-play-series/

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Entry is $14.99 plus tax. Entry includes one booster of of the Civil War Organized play exclusive set. Once we finish the registration process, packs will be distributed, and we will have everyone declare their allegiance to the Pro or Anti Registration side. Unfortunately, due to the nature of material distribution, we only have so many slots for each side, so choice priority will go in order of entry payment. Entries can only be purchased after 5:30, on the day of the event (6/10/16). A limited number of maps are available, so if you want to be able to pick particular maps, should you win your map roll, be sure to bring your own. The maps MUST be Modern Age.

What’s this about?: HeroClix tournaments are a sanctioned series of events that offer players opportunities for competitive play and exclusive figures. Tired of beating your friends? Bring your A-game here and see how you do. First time players at EC always get a figure!

What do you need to play?: For sealed format tournaments, you’ll need to supply your dice, and something to write with. It’s also recommended that you bring your own maps, so you have the advantage should you win the roll for map choice. However, Dice and Maps are available in limited numbers.

What is ‘Modern Age’?: Modern Age is a limited format that is a relative standard for HeroClix, especially for competitive play.

The recent 2016 Modern Age set rotation is detailed at the link below:

http://heroclix.com/announcements/2016-modern-age-heroclix-rotation/#axzz4AnMpdlda

 

 

 

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X-MEN DAY!!!
Saturday, June 11th from 11am to 9pm

X-Men: Apocalypse is a big hit!!! And, of course, EC is going to help you celebrate!!!

Join us on Sat., June 11th, and SAVE ON SELECT X-MEN MERCHANDISE!!!

PLUS, the FIRST 50 KIDS will receive a FREE WOLVERINE COLORING SHEET!!!

MEET CYCLOPS & WOLVERINE for FREE pics & autographs from 11a-1p & 3-5p**!!! (Our heroes are local, professional cosplayers, not affiliated with the film series. They are, however, amazing!!!)

Plus, Join us for the first meeting of Paper Grrrls, Sat., June 11th from 7-9pm at EC!!! The meeting is open to girls between the ages of 8-18, to get to know one another and talk about comics!!

To kick off the FIRST-EVER MEETING, each attendee will receive a FREE COMIC!!!

Plus, ALL GUESTS at EC ALL DAY Saturday, can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 copies of the LUMBERJANES VOL. 1 PAPERBACK!!!
(Winners will be called Monday, June 13th!)

*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. One entry per person, please. 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.

 

 

 

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PAPER GRRRLS FIRST MEETING @EC!!!
Saturday, June 11th from 7pm to 9pm

Paper Grrrls is a club for girls between the ages 8 and 18 where we talk about women in comics, go on field trips, create zines & comics, learn from local artists & writers, and foster a love for reading and creation. The meeting is open to girls between the aged 8-18, where we will get to know one another and talk about comics!!

To kick off the FIRST-EVER MEETING, each attendee will receive a FREE COMIC!!!

Plus, ALL GUESTS at EC ALL DAY Saturday, can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 copies of the LUMBERJANES VOL. 1 PAPERBACK!!!
(Winners will be called Monday, June 13th!)

*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. One entry per person, please. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

Follow Paper Grrrls at these links:

https://www.facebook.com/Paper-Grrrls-538967052942640/?fref=ts&ref=br_tf

https://www.instagram.com/papergrrrls

 

 

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51ST STATE GAME DEMONSTRATION
Sunday, June 12th from noon to 5pm

Double Exposure, Inc. Envoy and Emerald City present a 51st State game demonstration!

Herald Bill Eastman will be with us once again to demonstrate the game. He will be teaching new players how to play the game and to show off to the public all the fantastic components that make up this excellent game!

Here’s some info about the game:

The world you know no longer exists. There is no government. No army. No civilization. The United States has collapsed, and now thirty years after the war started, new powers finally try to take control over the ruined country, try to establish a new order, try to control others and create a new country, a new state: the 51st State.

51st State is a card game in which players control one of four powers trying to build a new country. Players put new locations into play, hire leaders, and send people to work in buildings to gain resources and new skills. To do this, every card in 51st State can be used in three different ways:

Raze a location to gain many resources once.
Deal with this location to gain one resource every turn.
Build the location so that you can use its skill each turn.

Here’s a link to the BoardGameGeek page for the game:
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/192458/51st-state-master-set

And here’s the page from Portal Games:
http://portalgames.pl/new_en/all-game-list/51st-state-master-set/

 

 

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(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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Click here for new releases!

http://emeraldcitycomics.com/new-releases

 

Featured Comic Books:

 

BATMAN REBIRTH 1
BATMAN REBIRTH #1
DC COMICS
(W) Tom King, Scott Snyder (A/CA) Mikel Janin
Longtime Batman and Eisner Award winning writer Scott Snyder co-writes with rising star writer Tom King!
EVIL 365: Gotham City faces the threat of the Calendar Man!

 

CIVIL WAR II 1
CIVIL WAR II #1 (OF 7)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) David Marquez (CA) Marko Djurdjevic
IT’S HERE!
The explosive first chapter in the comic event EVERYONE will be talking about. And we come out swinging with a blistering double-sized first issue from the creative team behind last year’s best-selling debut of INVINCIBLE IRON MAN and Miles Morales. A new Inhuman, with the ability to profile the future, emerges and the ramifications ripple into every corner of the Marvel Universe. Lines are drawn, bodies fall, and the Marvel Universe will be rocked to its very core. The action starts here!

 

DEADPOOL 13
DEADPOOL #13
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Gerry Duggan & Various (A) Various (CA) Francisco Herrera
An all-new epic four-issue crossover in one package! This issue of Deadpool (lucky number 13) LITERALLY contains two issues of DEADPOOL, one issue of DAREDEVIL, and one issue of POWER MAN & IRON FIST! When Deadpool take a gig protecting a banker who betrayed his cartel partners, they seek the help of Assistant District Attorney Matt Murdock, who calls in the assistance (and fists) of Power Man Luke Cage and Danny Rand, master of the Iron Fist! A mega-violent, street-level, face-punching, gut-busting, kung-fuing, ninjitsuing crime story guaranteed to knock your teeth out! Bringing together the writers of the DEADPOOL, DAREDEVIL, and POWER MAN & IRON FIST series: Gerry Duggan, Charles Soule, and David Walker!
Parental Advisory

 

PAPER GIRLS 6
PAPER GIRLS #6
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Brian K. Vaughan (A/CA) Cliff Chang
NEW STORY ARC!
The smash-hit ongoing series returns with a bold new direction, as Erin, Mac, and Tiffany find themselves launched from 1988 to a distant and terrifying future.

 

POWER RANGERS PINK 1
POWER RANGERS PINK #1
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Brendan Fletcher, Kelly Thompson (A) Daniele Di (CA) Elsa Charretier
We’re so thrilled by the response to our Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic series that we wanted to focus on some of the individual Rangers and let them shine in their own stories. First up is a series centered around Kimberly Hart, the Mighty Morphin Pink Ranger, and who better than Batgirl and Gotham Academy writer Brenden Fletcher and A-Force and Jem and the Holograms writer Kelly Thompson to bring it to us!

 

SUPERMAN REBIRTH 1
SUPERMAN REBIRTH #1
DC COMICS
(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Doug Mahnke, Jaime Mendoza (CA) Doug Mahnke
The world needs a Man of Steel, but can Superman protect the world while raising a super-son with his wife, Lois Lane?
IT BEGINS: Now it’s Clark’s turn to be Pa Kent and teach his son what it means to be super, but who is hunting Superman’s son-and why?

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

BACK TO THE FUTURE TP
BACK TO THE FUTURE TP UNTOLD TALES & ALT TIMELINES VOL 01
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Bob Gale & Various (A) Brent Schoonover & Various (CA) Dan Schoening
BTTF creator/screenwriter Bob Gale returns with all new tales from the twisting and turning timeline that made Back to the Future a, well…. TIMELESS pop-culture phenomenon! From the Old West forward to the 1980s, from the 21st Century back to the Jurassic Period… and every time in between… Doc, Marty, along with their friends and enemies, embark on time-space continuum adventures of epic proportions!

 

HARLEY QUINN YR SC WILD CARD
HARLEY QUINN YR SC WILD CARD
SCHOLASTIC INC.
Who is Harley Quinn? How did she go from being the Joker’s sidekick to joining the Suicide Squad? Will she ever side with the good guys or is she a super-villain through and through? In this biography – complete with black-and-white illustrations, timelines, and character profiles – readers will learn the complete history of the Maiden of Mayhem. Harley Quinn: Wild Card takes the traditional digest biography series format and shakes it up for a new generation. Just in time for the new Suicide Squad movie, featuring Harley Quinn!

 

I HATE FAIRYLAND COLORING BOOK TP
I HATE FAIRYLAND COLORING BOOK TP
IMAGE COMICS
(A/CA) Skottie Young
Grab your colored pencils and contribute your own creativity to the irreverent Adventure Time meets Alice in Wonderland-style epic featuring Gert-a six-year-old girl who has been stuck in the magical world of Fairyland for thirty years and will hack and slash her way through anything to get home.

 

WONDER WOMAN 77 TP VOL 01
WONDER WOMAN 77 TP VOL 01
DC COMICS
(W) Marc Andreyko (A) Drew Johnson & Various (CA) Nicola Scott
Travel back to the sizzling ’70s as the undercover Amazon Princess joins forces with special agent Steve Trevor to defend America against Cold War-era criminals. A search for an escaped Soviet scientist brings Wonder Woman to the hottest disco of the day, Studio 52, where a live stage act might prove more of a threat to Wonder Woman than the Russian Roller Derby girls out to bring the scientist home. This new title collects WONDER WOMAN ’77 SPECIAL #1-2.

 

 

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“JUSTIN’S JABBER” — BACK ISSUES
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Hello my little droogies! This is how we’re gonna do it this week: nothing but annuals! More pages equals more value, and here at EC we’re all about giving our Guests more bang for their buck.

 

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Deadpool & Death Annual 1998, Origin of Deadpool and Ajax, Fine (6.0) condition, $25.
Talk about more bang for your buck! Two hot character origins in one book! You can’t beat that with a baseball bat!

 

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Incredible Hulk Annual #6, first appearance of Paragon, Fine (6.0) condition, $25.
Hot, HOT book here folks! Oh, what? You haven’t heard? Paragon a.k.a. Ayesha a.k.a. Kismet is set to appear in the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel. I sold two copies of this book the day after the announcement hit the internet. Last copy in the store here, folks. Come an’ get it!

 

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Batman Annual #25, Origin of Jason Todd as Red Hood, Very Fine Plus (8.5) condition, $25.
I’m gonna keep it real with you folks: I always thought Jason Todd should’ve stayed dead. The whole Death In The Family storyline loses a bit of it’s impact when the reader knows that the dude who dramatically perishes in the story comes back a few years down the road when Superboy Prime pitches a fit and “alters reality from the paradise dimension in which he is trapped—his punches against the barrier keeping him from the rest of the universe causing temporal ripples.” That’s a direct quote from the wiki page. You can’t make this stuff up folks … or I guess you can if you happen to be a comic book writer.

 

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Avengers Annual #10, first appearance of Rogue, Very Fine (8.0) condition, $50.
Gotta keep it even realer with you guys: I wanted this week’s post to remain thematic, and this was the only key book that I could think of that fit the bill. This being a stated fact, allow me to point out that said fact in no way diminishes the cool quality of the book in question. Rogue has always been — and in my estimation will always remain — one very cool character.

 

The name’s Justin. Justin Wallner. And I … KEEPS … IT … REALLY … REAL….

 

(Please note that the digital samples shown are for clear image references only, and are NOT the actual books being offered for sale. Please call us at 727-398-2665 for condition, availability, or any other questions about the books!)

We have a lot more where those came from on our two — count em’ TWO — vintage comics walls! So stop in for a nostalgic treat, or check out our online shop for select vintage comics:
http://shop.emeraldcitycomics.com/Comics/Vintage-Back-Issues-/index.php

 

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GAMES
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BackToTheFutureGAME
BACK TO THE FUTURE: AN ADVENTURE THROUGH TIME
Fire up the DeLorean and prepare for 1.21 Gigawatts of fun! In Back To The Future: An Adventure Through Time, 2-4 players compete to move Doc Brown`s time-traveling DeLorean between three timelines (1955, 1985, and 2015) in order to make sure that key events from the movie`s plotline take place. Maneuver key characters like Marty McFly and Biff Tannen through the different timelines, ensuring they meet at just the right moment to set off iconic scenes.

 

EldritchHorrorSigns
ELDRITCH HORROR: SIGNS OF CARCOSA
Confront the maddening influence of the Unspeakable One in Signs of Carcosa, the latest expansion for Eldritch Horror. In Signs of Carcosa, you’ll find Hastur entering the game as a new Ancient One, spreading insanity and dissension. Against this foul abomination from Aldebaran, four new investigators join the fight to save the world. Plus, a host of new Encounter cards for every continent ensures that fresh adventures are just around the next street corner, even as a wealth of new conditions, spells, assets, artifacts, and Mythos cards draws you deeper into a world of madness and fear.

 

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POKEMON TCG: MYTHICAL POKEMON COLLECTION – MANAPHY
Rare and mysterious, Mythical Pokemon arrive when they choose – and disappear just as quickly! Step forward into a new level of play with Mythical Pokemon Collection – Manaphy! Each box contains an exclusive foil promo card featuring Manaphy, a Manaphy Collector’s Pin, two special Pokemon TCG: Generations Booster Packs, and a code card for the Pokemon Trading Card Game Online.

 

DarkDeeds
DARK DEEDS
A darkly humorous card game of skullduggery and suspicion, players in Dark Deeds take on the role of minions in service to a powerful, mysterious, and clearly villainous patron. The patron wants deeds of infamy, violence, and coercion committed and you are the ones who must avoid the authorities, the do-gooders and, most of all, each other to perform them. Rich rewards beckon, along with horrific punishments for failure! So, are you the kind of malevolent minion the patron needs? Team players need not apply!

 

 

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TOYS / COLLECTIBLES
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BATMAN V SUPERMAN DOJ ARMORED BATMAN STATUE
DC COMICS
Fearing the actions of a god-like Superhero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.
Measures Approximately 12.5″ Tall

 

varys
GAME OF THRONES VARYS FIGURE
DARK HORSE COMICS
8.25′ tall and packaged in deluxe window box Varys, a cunning spymaster and manipulator, influences  the intrigue and ever-shifting alliances that weave through HBO’s adaptation Game of Thrones.  Working secretly in support of Daenerys and bonding with Tyrion are part of Varys’s  strategy, but he has a surprise or two left up his voluminous sleeves!

 

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MUPPETS MINIMATES SERIES 2
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys release! The show must go on! The most sensational, inspirational, Muppet-tational Minimates line ever is back, with another assortment of Muppet characters! Series 2 includes four new two-packs – Reporter Kermit with Rowlf, Dr. Teeth with Animal, Statler with Waldorf and Crazy Harry with Mahna Mahna! Each 2-inch Minimates-mini-figure is fully poseable and fully interchangeable with other Minimates! A must-have for fans of the new TV hit or the old TV classic! Each two-pack is packaged on a full-color blister card.

 

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GOD OF WAR 3 ULTIMATE KRATOS 7IN SCALE AF
NECA
To commemorate a decade of Sony’s thrilling God of War video game series, NECA went back to the studio to create a definitive collector’s edition: an all-new sculpt of Kratos from God of War III. This menacing 7″ scale action figure features over 30 points of articulation and an incredibly realistic sculpt. He’s fully equipped to do battle with the gods themselves: accessories include two flaming Blades of Athena, two Cestus gauntlets, and two interchangeable head sculpts based on both the promotional art and in-game models for Kratos. Comes in collector-friendly deluxe window box packaging with opening flap.

 

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    What's better than two of your favorite things? Two of your favorite things mashed together!!! Join us for twice the excitement, as we welcome a special guest, and mash-up a whole lot of fun!!!

    On Sat., Jan. 27th, the FIRST 100 GUESTS at 11am will receive THEIR CHOICE of a FREE Free Comic Book Day Sonic The Hedgehog, Sanjay and Craig, or SpongeBob SquarePants COMIC from ARCHIE COMICS, and Nickelodeon!!!

    MEET MASH-UP ARTIST EXTRAORDINAIRE Stephen "Switt!" Wittmaak!!!

    He'll be here from 11am-3pm with mash-up and character art prints for sale!!! Prices range from $2-$10; and commissions will be offered too, at various prices!!!

    Play Dinosaur Island with All Things Nerdy, from Noon - 2pm!!!

    PLUS, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY, can enter our FREE RAFFLE for a chance to win* a FREE EC MASH-UP FAN PACK!!!

    The Fan Pack consists of 1 Smash Up game (2-4 players; ages 12 and up), 1 DC Comics Meets Hanna-Barbera Paperback
    (2017; 168 pgs.), and 1 W.M.D. Weapons of Mutant Destruction paperback from Marvel, featuring a The Incredible Hulk / Wolverine mash-up (2017; 144 pgs.)!!!

    The winner will be called on Monday, Jan. 29th!

    * 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. One entry per person, please. 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.
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    Mash-Up Saturday with Stephen Wittmaak at EC!

    January 27, 2018, 11:00am - January 27, 2018, 9:00pm

    What's better than two of your favorite things? Two of your favorite things mashed together!!! Join us for twice the excitement, as we welcome a special guest, and mash-up a whole lot of fun!!! On Sat., Jan. 27th, the FIRST 100 GUESTS at 11am will receive THEIR CHOICE of a FREE Free Comic Book Day...

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    SATURDAY'S THE BIG DAY!!! MEET CLASSIC MARVEL ARTIST JERRY DECAIRE @ EC!!!

    Meet Marvel artist Jerry DeCaire at EC during our Wolverine, Deadpool, Thor and Marvel Artist Jerry DeCaire at EC! event this Saturday!!!

    He'll be here from 11a-7p, signing prints, books, and drawing commission sketches!!!

    Plus, FREE Wolverine comics at 11am, and a FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a Deadpool Omnibus, SIGNED by JERRY DECAIRE!!!

    That's Saturday ONLY, and ONLY at EC!!!
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    Wolverine, Deadpool, Thor and Marvel Artist Jerry DeCaire at EC!

    January 20, 2018, 11:00am - January 20, 2018, 7:00pm

    In 2017 alone, artist Jerry DeCaire has had FIVE trade paperbacks of his work released from Marvel, featuring Wolverine, Deadpool, X-Men Comics, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and he's also known for his work on Thor, Hawkeye, Conan the Barbarian, The Phantom Comic Book Series, Green Hornet, and many m...

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    GLOOMHAVEN

    Gloomhaven is a game of Euro-inspired tactical combat in a persistent world of shifting motives. Players will take on the role of a wandering adventurer with their own special set of skills and their own reasons for traveling to this dark corner of the world. Players must work together out of necessity to clear out menacing dungeons and forgotten ruins. In the process, they will enhance their abilities with experience and loot, discover new locations to explore and plunder, and expand an ever-branching story fueled by the decisions they make.

    This is a game with a persistent and changing world that is ideally played over many game sessions. After a scenario, players will make decisions on what to do, which will determine how the story continues, kind of like a “Choose Your Own Adventure” book. Playing through a scenario is a cooperative affair where players will fight against automated monsters using an innovative card system to determine the order of play and what a player does on their turn.

    Each turn, a player chooses two cards to play out of their hand. The number on the top card determines their initiative for the round. Each card also has a top and bottom power, and when it is a player’s turn in the initiative order, they determine whether to use the top power of one card and the bottom power of the other, or vice-versa. Players must be careful, though, because over time they will permanently lose cards from their hands. If they take too long to clear a dungeon, they may end up exhausted and be forced to retreat.

    CASTLES OF BURGUNDY: THE DICE GAME

    As influential sovereigns, expand your estates through trade and commerce. Combine the dice to your advantage and find the strategy that will lead you to victory.
    The famous strategy game now in pure dice game!

    A "dice version" of The Castles of Burgundy.

    The game comes with 5 dice: A timer die, 2 number dice, and 2 color dice.

    Like the board game, the idea is to fill as many things on your board, and get the most points, mostly by completing color regions.

    One player rolls the dice, and then everyone picks 2 dice to use: A color die, representing a type of hex on the board, and a number.

    A hex can only be filled on the board if it's adjacent to an already-filled hex, or your starting castle, and each type of hex has its own rules for which number can be used to fill it, and its own reward.

    When completing a region of hexes, you get points, as well as a reward that you can then cross off to activate, such as workers and monks that let you treat a number or color die as having any value, and silver that lets you use a second combination of dice on a turn.

    The timer die sets the pace of the game, and also triggers a "shipping" action, where players can cross off collected crates for points.

    There are 4 different board layouts included. Solo mode is included.

    HUNT FOR THE RING

    In Hunt for the Ring, one player takes the role of Frodo and his companions, who are journeying from the Shire to Rivendell, while up to four other players represent the Nazgûl who are trying to hunt down the hobbits. While traveling, Frodo and others must resist being corrupted by the Ring that he wears.

    Hunt for the Ring is a hidden movement game played in two chapters, with each chapter being played on a different game board. In the first chapter, the Frodo player attempts to move from the Shire to Bree, gaining corruption points if they fail to do so after sixteen turns. If the Frodo player succeeds, they can either record their exit point (and other game details) to play the second chapter at a later time, or they can continue immediately, with the second chapter having the Frodo player move from Bree to Rivendell. In this chapter, the Frodo player doesn't control the hobbits directly, but instead draws cards from a journey deck, with each card showing one of many paths to Rivendell.

    MAGIC THE GATHERING: RIVALS OF IXALAN

    - Claim the City's Blessing

    The Golden City of Orazca has been found! Build your forces and stake your claim to Orazca with Ascend cards!

    - Two new Planeswalkers!

    Angrath, the Flame-Chained is driven by a feeling of restless impatience, like a caged animal awaiting its moment of freedom. The confrontation between Angrath and Huatli led to Huatli's planeswalker spark being ignited. Now, she returns to Magic with new colors as Huatli, Radiant Champion!

    - Iconic Lands

    Stake Your Claim! Rivals of Ixalan brings new and exciting double-faced cards! Accomplish the goal on the front and you will have unlocked the power of Legendary Lands!

    - More of your favorite tribes!

    Dinosaurs, Merfolk, Pirates and Vampires are back! Power-up your decks with Rivals of Ixalan!

    Booster boxes, Decks, and Bundles available now!
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    GLOOMHAVEN Gloomhaven is a game of Euro-inspired tactical combat in a persistent world of shifting motives. Players will take on the role of a wandering adventurer with their own special set of skills and their own reasons for traveling to this dark corner of the world. Players must work together o...

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    STAR WARS REBELS IS COMING TO A CLOSE SOON!!!

    Disney and Lucasfilm's Star Wars Rebels returns to Disney XD for the second half of its fourth and final season on Feb. 19th!!! They've just released a new trailer to highlight the action and suspense coming your way!!!

    You may also want to know that our Star Wars section at EC has been redesigned to break the action figures down by series, and make your favorites even easier to find!!!

    Enjoy the Rebels trailer... and may the Force be with you!!!
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    MARVEL'S NEXT BIG TV SMASH IS COMING SOON!!!

    Marvel's latest TV series, Marvel's Cloak & Dagger premieres on Freeform at 8pm, on Thursday, June 7th!!! If the duo, who made their comics debut in 1982's Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man # 64, aren't familiar to you, your friends at EC can help you out!!! We've got lots of back issues and graphic novels covering their exploits!!!

    Freeform has provided this sneak-peek, so take a look and then stop by to see your EC fam, and get caught up on their exciting history!!!

    ENJOY!!!
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    X-MEN GOLD #30: "The Wedding of the Century"!!!

    Coming in June 2018 at EC!

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    Join us for EC Game Day, as our friends from All Things Nerdy host a Learn & Play session, followed by an Open Play session!

    If you're not familiar with the featured game, or need a quick refresher, you can join our Learn & Play from noon to 2pm, where our friendly and patient friends from All Things Nerdy will teach you the game and answer your questions! Or you can join us for Open Play of the featured game, or any of our gaming demos during that time!

    NO ONE gets you into the game like Emerald City Comics!!!

    The featured game for this session is... UNFAIR

    Build the city’s greatest theme park, whatever it takes!

    Mix your favourite themes, from Pirate, Robot, Vampire, Jungle, Ninja, and Gangster. Build attractions and upgrade them to match blueprints, stack up towering rides, or simply make the most cash.

    But watch out - your competitors may pay off the safety inspectors to close your rides or hire hooligans to vandalise your park! How will you get revenge?

    Whatever happens, it’s bound to be Unfair.

    Over the course of 8 rounds, you play Event cards to help yourself and hinder your opponents, build Attractions and Upgrades using Park cards, and match your park to Blueprints.

    You might hire staff to help you, or build a Super Attraction with a unique ability. Bribing officials and blackmailing politicians is also possible, but entirely
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    EC Game Day: Unfair!

    January 20, 2018, 12:00pm - January 20, 2018, 2:00pm

    Join us for EC Game Day, as our friends from All Things Nerdy host a Learn & Play session, followed by an Open Play session! If you're not familiar with the featured game, or need a quick refresher, you can join our Learn & Play from noon to 2pm, where our friendly and patient friends from All Thin...

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    Stabbity Bunny is now being published by Scout Comics, and it's first issue is on EC's New Comics Wall right now!!!

    To help launch this awesome book, we invited Stabbity's writer and co-creator, Richard Rivera to stop by and sign copies for our Guests!!!

    He also brought along some special guests: James Pruett, writer and publisher of Mindbender Scout Comics, and Scout's Solar Flare Comic writer James Haick!!!

    It's always a party when these guys get together, and we thank everyone who joined in and made our day!!!
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    @[325971267611345:274:Stabbity Bunny] is now being published by @[1422709141363817:274:Scout Comics], and it's first issue is on EC's New Comics Wall right now!!! To help launch this awesome book, we invited Stabbity's writer and co-creator, @[100007744396401:2048:Richard Rivera] to stop by and si...

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    JOIN US FOR A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET AN AMAZING ARTIST!!!

    This Saturday, at EC, MEET Wolverine, Deadpool, Thor, and Marvel artist Jerry DeCaire!!!

    He'll be here selling prints of his work, and doing small and large commission sketches!!!

    Of course, there will also be FREE COMICS, and a FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* a DEADPOOL OMNIBUS SIGNED BY JERRY DECAIRE!!!

    Saturday ONLY and ONLY at Emerald City Comics!!!
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    Wolverine, Deadpool, Thor and Marvel Artist Jerry DeCaire at EC!

    January 20, 2018, 11:00am - January 20, 2018, 7:00pm

    In 2017 alone, artist Jerry DeCaire has had FIVE trade paperbacks of his work released from Marvel, featuring Wolverine, Deadpool, X-Men Comics, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and he's also known for his work on Thor, Hawkeye, Conan the Barbarian, The Phantom Comic Book Series, Green Hornet, and many m...

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    RICK AND MORTY FANS, REJOICE!!! Our friends at the Iberian Rooster Rooster in downtown St. Pete are hosting a Rick and Morty night, and we're providing prizes, including a Rick and Morty Monopoly game, a portal gun, graphic novel, button and a $25 EC Gift Certificate!!!

    We hope to see you there!!!
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    Citadel of Ricks! Cosplay Contest & Rick and Morty Fan Night

    February 1, 2018, 9:00pm - February 2, 2018, 3:00am

    Wubba lubba dub dub! Dress up as your favorite Rick and form the Citadel of Ricks with us! No Jerrys allowed. Birdpeople ok. No unsupervised Mortys. There will be a cosplay contest as well as R&M themed trivia, games and more! Be prepared to save the world and SHOW ME WHAT YOU GOT! Of course, there...

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    Facebook is changing the way you see promotional content, clearing your News Feed of potentially unwanted posts — but if you're worried that you'll miss seeing posts from us, here's how to get them to show up:

    On your mobile device Facebook app...
    1. Search for "Emerald City Comics," and select our name in the results.
    2. Select "Following" (or "Follow").
    3. Select "See First" (pictured).

    On your desktop or laptop browser...
    1. Go to our page: www.facebook.com/emeraldcitycomics
    2. Click on the "Following" (or "Follow") button on our header.
    3. Click on "See First" (pictured).

    Please let us know if you have any questions.

    Thank you so much for your support!!!
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    TOMORROW'S THE BIG DAY @ EC!!! MEET STABBITY BUNNY'S RICHARD RIVERA!!!

    During our Stabbity Bunny's Richard Rivera and Solar Flare at EC! event, you'll meet Stabbity Bunny's Richard Rivera, AND Solar Flare Comic's James Haick, PLUS, Mindbender Scout Comics's James Pruett... ALL from Scout Comics!!!

    PLUS, FREE COMICS, GAMES with All Things Nerdy, and an EXCLUSIVE STABBITY BUNNY RAFFLE!!!

    Check out the details below!!!

    Saturday ONLY... and ONLY at Emerald City Comics!!!
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    Stabbity Bunny's Richard Rivera and Solar Flare at EC!

    January 13, 2018, 11:00am - January 13, 2018, 9:00pm

    Stabbity Bunny is Scout Comics's biggest-selling title yet!!! And, with its blend of mirth and menace, it's not a big "leap" (See what we did there?) to see why!!! On Saturday, January 13th, the FIRST 100 TEEN+ GUESTS will receive a FREE Halloween Comicfest Marvel's Runaways #1 COMIC from Marvel!!...

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    STAR WARS DESTINY: LEGACIES

    Expand your Star Wars: Destiny collection with Legacies, a new set of booster packs for the collectible dice and card game!

    Legacies continues the evolution of Star Wars: Destiny, expanding on classic archetypes while introducing new mechanisms, including a new die symbol and a new card type. As a new Base Set, Legacies is a solid starting point for Destiny newcomers while introducing innovative new concepts that challenge classic gameplay and tactics.

    TOPIARY

    In Topiary, players try to position their visitors on the outer edge of a beautiful topiary garden in order to give them the best view possible. Visitors can see the closest topiary sculpture to them and any behind that, in the same sight line, that are larger. You can score bonus points for visitors who see multiple topiary sculptures of the same type. Players slowly fill in the garden by adding tiles until everyone has placed all their visitors.

    DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS: DUNGEON TILES REINCARNATED

    Breathe life into your tabletop game with these full color dungeon tiles. Infinitely expandable and easy to set up, these dungeon tiles allow you to create the adventures you want to play.

    Available in the following sets:

    -Dungeon

    Tiles to make fantastic dungeon maps: contains 16 durable, double-sided, fully illustrated tile sheets, featuring dungeon rooms, corridors, caverns, tunnels, and other terrain elements that Dungeon Masters can use to build exciting encounters.

    -Wildernesss

    Tiles to make fantastic wilderness maps: contains 16 durable, double-sided, fully illustrated tile sheets, featuring grasslands, ruins, sandy beaches, and other terrain elements that Dungeon Masters can use to build exciting encounters.

    -City

    Tiles to make fantastic city maps: contains 16 durable, double-sided, fully illustrated tile sheets, featuring city streets, buildings, sewers, and other terrain elements that Dungeon Masters can use to build exciting encounters.

    VALERIAN: ALPHA MISSIONS

    Valerian: The Alpha Missions gives fans of tabletop gaming and the Valerian franchise the opportunity to discover Alpha, a vast metropolis in which species from across the universe gather over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence, and cultures. After assembling a team of agents, players must cooperate to explore a contested zone of Alpha, race to complete objectives while battling and evading enemies. Complete the missions and get to the extraction site in time to win!

    The game board consists of randomly placed tiles that are revealed as agents move around the map, creating a unique experience each game. Players will never know who or what they might encounter – enemies could attack or players may discover valuable resources to power their mission gear. Each player must decide whether to split up and accomplish their objectives faster or sacrifice valuable resources to save their teammates. As the clock runs down and enemies gain ground, only the most skilled team of agents will complete their missions to return as heroes.
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    STAR WARS DESTINY: LEGACIES Expand your Star Wars: Destiny collection with Legacies, a new set of booster packs for the collectible dice and card game! Legacies continues the evolution of Star Wars: Destiny, expanding on classic archetypes while introducing new mechanisms, including a new die symb...

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    ECBC: Comics recommendations by “Doctor Vince”! 1/12/18

    “Doctor Vince” is a rocket scientist by day, and an EC Book Club (ECBC) moderator by night! EC Book Club - Hawkeye vol 2: Little Hits! is the featured book at our next ECBC meeting.

    Here are the comics and graphic novels that caught his attention in this month’s Previews (in addition to his usual pull list, and EC’s picks this month!). 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 stephanie@emeraldcitycomics.com, to reserve a copy!

    From the Previews Catalog #352, January 2018 (for books arriving mainly in March 2018)…
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    One story spanning eight timelines - told by Europe’s mightiest comics creators (examples from the original French editions)

    Infinity 8 #1 (pages 378-379) - The deep-space cruise ship "Infinity 8" encounters a field of debris of unknown origin, and eight of the ship's top security agents are sent to investigate in eight separate parallel time-loops. But secrets lie within the inter-species population on the ship, some of whom may know more than they lead on. The debut of a far-out, pulpy, sci-fi series of parallel adventures in the tongue-in-cheek tradition of the original Heavy Metal, but for a new generation (Newsarama).
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