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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http://emeraldcitycomics.com/events

 

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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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COMICS
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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

 

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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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    On Wednesday, March 29th, two of your favorite worlds collide, when the DC Comics / Hanna-Barbera Annuals arrive at EC!!! To celebrate their arrival, we're spotlighting the best in animation for kids AND adults!!! Plus, we're extending our Marvel's Iron Fist celebration with a special guest!!!

    Join us on Saturday, April 1st, when the FIRST 50 GUESTS at 11am ONLY will receive one FREE "HCF Bob's Burgers" COMIC!!!
    (Kids will receive a free coloring disc.)

    One of those comics will contain a hidden $25 EC GIFT CERTIFICATE!!!

    PLUS, MEET Marvel Comics ARTIST Mike Perkins!!! He'll be here to sign "Iron Fist" #1 and other items from 1pm - 3pm**!!!

    Agents Of SLABS Signature Service will be here during the signing to seal and authenticate any signed Mike Perkins comics!!!

    Plus, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our ALL of our THREE FREE RAFFLES!!!

    The 1st raffle is for a SIGNED IRON FIST SKETCH SIGNED BY MIKE PERKINS!!!

    The 2nd is for an ADULT ANIMATION FAN PACK!!!
    The Fan Pack includes: 1 Adventure Time Card Wars Collector's Set, 1 Adventure Time: The Four Castles Paperback, 1 Rick and Morty Vol. 1 Paperback, 1 Steven Universe and the Crystal Gems Paperback, 1 Bob's Burgers: Well Done Paperback, 1 Bob's Burgers: Char-Broiled Paperback, and 1 Bob's Burgers Coloring Book!!!

    Our 3rd raffle is for a KIDS ANIMATION FAN PACK, which includes: 1 Batman & Robin The Boy Wonder Adventures Vol. 1 Paperback, 1 Trolls Cinestory Comic Paperback, 1 Trolls: Hugs & Friends Paperback, 1 Minions: Evil Panic Paperback, and 1 Angry Birds Movie: Big Movie Eggstravaganza Hardcover!!!

    All 3 drawings will be held on Monday, April 3rd!!!

    * 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.)

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    Mike Perkins and Animation Celebration at EC!

    April 1, 2017, 11:00am - April 1, 2017, 9:00pm

    On Wednesday, March 29th, two of your favorite worlds collide, when the DC Comics / Hanna-Barbera Annuals arrive at EC!!! To celebrate their arrival, we're spotlighting the best in animation for kids AND adults!!! Plus, we're extending our Marvel's Iron Fist celebration with a special guest!!! Joi...

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    THE NEW JUSTICE LEAGUE TRAILER IS HERE!!!

    In case you haven't already viewed it a million times already, Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Comics released the latest trailer for their upcoming Justice League movie, and it looks like a ton of fun!!!

    Of course, for all things Justice League, EC is the place to find the best collectibles and swag to show off to all of your super friends!!!

    ENJOY!!!
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    TODAY'S THE BIG DAY!!! IRON FIST & NETFLIX DAY @ EC!!!

    Today's the Big Day!!! During our Iron Fist and Netflix Day at EC!, the FIRST 50 GUESTS at 11am ONLY will receive one FREE "TRUE BELIEVERS Marvel's Daredevil #1" COMIC, featuring Elektra!!! (Rated T+; kids will receive free stickers.)

    One of those comics will contain a hidden $25 EC GIFT CERTIFICATE!!!

    PLUS, MEET IRON FIST & DAREDEVIL for FREE PICS & AUTOGRAPHS from 11a-1p & 3-5p!!!** (Local cosplay actors, not associated with the Netflix TV series.)

    Plus, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE RAFFLE for a
    chance to win* a NETFLIX HEROES FAN PACK!!!

    The Fan Pack includes: 1 Nelson & Murdock Coffee Mug, 1 "Marvel Firsts: 1970" Vol. 1 Paperback, 1 Marvel's Luke Cage: Power Man & Iron Fist" Vol. 1 Paperback, and 1 "Luke Cage: Avenger" Paperback!!!

    The winners will be called on Monday, March 27th!!!

    You can also join us for EC Game Day: Rent A Hero from Noon-2pm, and Conan. the Boardgame, from 3-5pm!!!

    Plus, our friends at Quaker Steak and Lube, just a few blocks south of us, will be hosting American Cancer Society's American Cancer Society Relay For Life event, so stop by and enter our Emerald City Raffle on site, and support a great cause!!!
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    TOMORROW'S THE BIG DAY!!! IRON FIST & NETFLIX DAY TOMORROW @ EC!!!

    Tomorrow's the Big Day!!! During our Iron Fist and Netflix Day at EC!, the FIRST 50 GUESTS at 11am ONLY will receive one FREE "TRUE BELIEVERS Marvel's Daredevil #1" COMIC, featuring Elektra!!! (Rated T+; kids will receive free stickers.)

    One of those comics will contain a hidden $25 EC GIFT CERTIFICATE!!!

    PLUS, MEET IRON FIST & DAREDEVIL for FREE PICS & AUTOGRAPHS from 11a-1p & 3-5p!!!** (Local cosplay actors, not associated with the Netflix TV series.)

    Plus, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE RAFFLE for a
    chance to win* a NETFLIX HEROES FAN PACK!!!

    The Fan Pack includes: 1 Nelson & Murdock Coffee Mug, 1 "Marvel Firsts: 1970" Vol. 1 Paperback, 1 Marvel's Luke Cage: Power Man & Iron Fist" Vol. 1 Paperback, and 1 "Luke Cage: Avenger" Paperback!!!

    The winners will be called on Monday, March 27th!!!

    You can also join us for EC Game Day: Rent A Hero from Noon-2pm, and Conan. the Boardgame, from 3-5pm!!!

    Plus, our friends at Quaker Steak and Lube, just a few blocks south of us, will be hosting American Cancer Society's American Cancer Society Relay For Life event, so stop by and enter our Emerald City Raffles on site, and support a great cause!!!
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    This Tuesday, during EC's Happy Hour, SAVE 10% on ALL Munchkin merchandise in the store from 6-9pm!!!

    ONLY at Emerald City Comics!!!
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    EC Happy Hour: Save 10% on All Munchkin Merchandise!

    March 28, 2017, 6:00pm - March 28, 2017, 9:00pm

    This Tuesday, during EC's Happy Hour, SAVE 10% on ALL Munchkin merchandise in the store from 6-9pm!!! ONLY at Emerald City Comics!!!

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    How much Brien is in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine?

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    ...there's MILES O'BRIEN!!!!

    Go listen to Into the Wormhole — their jokes are much better than ours....
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    This week, the writers find an excuse to beat up the Irish, as O'BRIEN MUST SUFFER, and we discuss the Season 2 episode, "Whispers"! Now available to download on iTunes, Soundcloud, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcast jollies! Shout out to Emerald City Comics! Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Sta...

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    THIS SATURDAY @ EC - FREE DAREDEVIL COMICS - AND MAYBE A $25 EC GIFT CERTIFICATE?!?

    This Saturday's another super-fun day at EC!!! During our Iron Fist and Netflix Day at EC! event, the FIRST 50 GUESTS at 11am ONLY will receive one FREE "TRUE BELIEVERS Marvel's Daredevil #1" COMIC, featuring Elektra!!! (Rated T+; kids will receive free stickers.)

    One of those comics will contain a hidden $25 EC GIFT CERTIFICATE!!!

    PLUS, MEET IRON FIST & DAREDEVIL for FREE PICS & AUTOGRAPHS from 11a-1p & 3-5p!!!** (Local cosplay actors, not associated with the Netflix TV series.)

    Plus, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE RAFFLE for a
    chance to win* a NETFLIX HEROES FAN PACK!!!

    The Fan Pack includes: 1 Nelson & Murdock Coffee Mug, 1 "Marvel Firsts: 1970" Vol. 1 Paperback, 1 Marvel's Luke Cage: Power Man & Iron Fist" Vol. 1 Paperback, and 1 "Luke Cage: Avenger" Paperback!!!

    The winners will be called on Monday, March 27th!!!

    You can also join us for EC Game Day: Rent A Hero from Noon-2pm, and Conan. the Boardgame, from 3-5pm!!!

    Plus, our friends at Quaker Steak and Lube are hosting an American Cancer Society Relay For Life event, and we hope you'll stop by and donate for a good cause!!!

    This Saturday ONLY, and ONLY at Emerald City Comics!!!
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    THIS SATURDAY @ EC - FREE DAREDEVIL COMICS - AND MAYBE A $25 EC GIFT CERTIFICATE?!? This Saturday's another super-fun day at EC!!! During our Iron Fist and Netflix Day at EC! event, the FIRST 50 GUESTS at 11am ONLY will receive one FREE "TRUE BELIEVERS Marvel's Daredevil #1" COMIC, featuring Elekt...

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    THIS SATURDAY @ EC - FREE DAREDEVIL COMICS - AND MAYBE A $25 EC GIFT CERTIFICATE?!?

    This Saturday's another super-fun day at EC!!! During our Iron Fist and Netflix Day at EC! event, the FIRST 50 GUESTS at 11am ONLY will receive one FREE "TRUE BELIEVERS Marvel's Daredevil #1" COMIC, featuring Elektra!!! (Rated T+; kids will receive free stickers.)

    One of those comics will contain a hidden $25 EC GIFT CERTIFICATE!!!

    PLUS, MEET IRON FIST & DAREDEVIL for FREE PICS & AUTOGRAPHS from 11a-1p & 3-5p!!!** (Local cosplay actors, not associated with the Netflix TV series.)

    Plus, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE RAFFLE for a
    chance to win* a NETFLIX HEROES FAN PACK!!!

    The Fan Pack includes: 1 Nelson & Murdock Coffee Mug, 1 "Marvel Firsts: 1970" Vol. 1 Paperback, 1 Marvel's Luke Cage: Power Man & Iron Fist" Vol. 1 Paperback, and 1 "Luke Cage: Avenger" Paperback!!!

    The winners will be called on Monday, March 27th!!!

    You can also join us for EC Game Day: Rent A Hero from Noon-2pm, and Conan. the Boardgame, from 3-5pm!!!

    Plus, our friends at Quaker Steak and Lube are hosting an American Cancer Society Relay For Life event, and we hope you'll stop by and donate for a good cause!!!

    This Saturday ONLY, and ONLY at Emerald City Comics!!!
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    RACE FOR THE CURE - SATURDAY AT QUAKER STEAK & LUBE!!!

    Since you're stopping by EC for our Iron Fist and Netflix Day at EC! event anyway, why not go just a few blocks further to our friends at Quaker Steak and Lube, and support American Cancer Society Relay For Life's "Rock the Cure" event, which will raise money to help fight cancer!!!

    These real-life superheroes are doing a great job providing support, education, and even saving lives, so we encourage you to stop by and make a donation!!! While you're there, you can enter to win our EC raffle at their event!!!
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    Rock the Cure

    March 25, 2017, 11:00am - March 25, 2017, 4:00pm

    Join for a fun day with music, vendors, food at Quaker a Steak & Lube, and more! Proceeds benefit American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Carillon!

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    RACE FOR THE CURE - SATURDAY AT QUAKER STEAK & LUBE!!!

    Since you're stopping by EC for our Iron Fist and Netflix Day at EC! event anyway, why not go just a few blocks further to our friends at Quaker Steak and Lube, and support American Cancer Society Relay For Life's "Rock the Cure" event, which will raise money to help fight cancer!!!

    These real-life superheroes are doing a great job providing support, education, and even saving lives, so we encourage you to stop by and make a donation!!! While you're there, you can enter to win our EC raffle at their event!!!
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    Rock the Cure

    March 25, 2017, 11:00am - March 25, 2017, 4:00pm

    Join for a fun day with music, vendors, food at Quaker a Steak & Lube, and more! Proceeds benefit American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Carillon!

    3 days ago  ·  

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    DISNEY HAPPY HOUR IS HERE @ EC!!!

    Join us at 6pm for our EC Happy Hour!!!

    Tonight's Happy Hour runs from 6-9pm and during that time, all Guests will SAVE 10% on ALL DISNEY MERCHANDISE in the store!!!!

    Be sure to stop in tonight, as we invite you to... "Be our guest"!!!
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    DISNEY HAPPY HOUR IS HERE @ EC!!! Join us at 6pm for our EC Happy Hour!!! Tonight's Happy Hour runs from 6-9pm and during that time, all Guests will SAVE 10% on ALL DISNEY MERCHANDISE in the store!!!! Be sure to stop in tonight, as we invite you to... "Be our guest"!!!

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    DISNEY HAPPY HOUR IS HERE @ EC!!!

    Join us at 6pm for our EC Happy Hour!!! Tonight's Happy Hour runs from 6-9pm and during that time, all Guests will SAVE 10% on ALL DISNEY MERCHANDISE in the store!!!!

    Be sure to stop in tonight, as we invite you to... "Be our guest"!!!
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    EC Book Club: Wicked & Divine - The Faust Act meets from 7pm to 8pm on Tuesday, April 4th! Until that time, the featured book is 20% OFF!

    The March 2017 Book Club selection at Emerald City Comics was Hawkeye - My Life As A Weapon from 2013. These images are the "Comics 101" slideshow presentation which kicked-off our discussion.

    And here are some great links pertaining to the presentation...

    The interview with Matt Fraction:
    comicsalliance.com/matt-fraction-hawkeye

    List of Terms for Comics Studies:
    comicsforum.org/2013/07/26/list-of-terms-for-comics-studies-by-andrei-molotiu

    An interesting take on Scott McCloud’s list of panel transition types:
    makingcomics.spiltink.org/transitions
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    @[253780428401493:844:EC Book Club\: Wicked & Divine - The Faust Act] meets from 7pm to 8pm on Tuesday, April 4th! Until that time, the featured book is 20% OFF! The March 2017 Book Club selection at Emerald City Comics was Hawkeye - My Life As A Weapon from 2013. These images are the "Comics 101" ...

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    AND THE WINNERS ARE....

    We have a LOT of winners to announce today, and of course, lots of opportunities for YOU to win this week as well!!!

    Congratulations to the following EC Family Members who won the following prizes today!!!

    DYLAN CAUDILL won 10 Double Take Zombie Graphic Novels!!!
    JAKE HOWARD won the Monster-ous Creature Feature Fan Pack!!!
    LUIS BELTREN won 2 passes to see the Wilson Movie at AMC Theatres!!!
    CODIE GUERIN also won 2 passes to see "Wilson" at Regal Cinemas Park Place 16 & RPX!!!
    SEAN MILBOURNE won our Clearwater Comic Con 2017 Raffle!!!
    And, ADAM WEIGEL (pictured below) also won 10 Double Take Zombie Novels, which was DOUBLE AWESOME because not only is he currently enjoying the series, but when we called he was already ON HIS WAY to EC "just because"!!! (How's THAT for dedication?)

    Congratulations to all of our winners!!! As we said, YOU could be a winner, too, and you'll have a couple of chances to win some great prizes!!!

    This Wednesday, during our Deadpool, Spider-Man and Buffy Give-Away & Raffle at EC! event, we'll be giving out Deadpool and Spider-Man double-sided mini posters at 11am and 7pm, and ALL Guests can enter for a chance to win a Buffy The Vampire Slayer ADULT COLORING BOOK!!!

    During this Saturday's Iron Fist and Netflix Day at EC! event, the FIRST 50 GUESTS at 11am ONLY will receive one FREE "TRUE BELIEVERS Marvel's Daredevil #1" COMIC, featuring Elektra!!! (Rated T+; kids will receive free stickers.)

    One of those comics will contain a hidden $25 EC GIFT CERTIFICATE!!!

    PLUS, MEET IRON FIST & DAREDEVIL for FREE PICS & AUTOGRAPHS from 11a-1p & 3-5p!!!** (Local cosplay actors, not associated with the Netflix TV series.)

    Plus, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE RAFFLE for a
    chance to win* a NETFLIX HEROES FAN PACK!!!

    The Fan Pack includes: 1 Nelson & Murdock Coffee Mug, 1 "Marvel Firsts: 1970" Vol. 1 Paperback, 1 "Marvel's Luke Cage: Power Man & Marvel's Iron Fist" Vol. 1 Paperback, and 1 "Luke Cage: Avenger" Paperback!!!

    The winners will be called on Monday, March 27th!!!
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    TODAY'S THE BIG DAY!!! LITERALLY!!! GIANT MONSTER CLEARANCE & MOVIE GIVE-AWAYS @ EC!!!

    It's SERIOUSLY a BIG day today @ EC!!! We have TWO exciting events!!! First, the day starts at Noon, with our Wilson Promo at EC!, when Fox Searchlight Pictures will be giving out FREE PASSES for a special screening of the new movie, Wilson Movie, starring Woody Harrelson, based on the Daniel Clowes Graphic Novel!!!

    Then, during our Monster Clearance Sale Event at EC!, you'll SAVE BIG on some of your favorite Monster Action Figures from Godzilla, Pacific Rim, Universal Monsters, and MORE!!!

    AND, you can take part in our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* a MONSTER-OUS CREATURE FEATURE FAN PACK!!! (Shown below!)

    The Fan Pack includes:
    1 Godzilla vs. Spacegodzilla 6" Action Figure from NECA,
    1 Godzilla Atomic Breath Glow-In-the-Dark 6" Pop! Vinyl Figure from Funko,
    1 The Hunchback of Notre Dame 7" Figure from Diamond Select, and
    1 Pacific Rim Kaiju Otachi Action Figure with Stand from NECA!!!

    The winner will be called on Monday, March 20th!

    Also, we'll be conducting our Pokemon Youth League from 4-6pm, too!!!

    That's TODAY ONLY, and ONLY at Emerald City Comics!!!
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    IS DISNEY'S LATEST A BEAUTY... OR A BEAST?!?!?

    Join T.M. Powell, CW44 Media Critic today on "44 On the Town" at 11am on CW44 - WTOG Tampa Bay 44!!!

    T.M. will be reviewing Disney's Beauty and the Beast, and let you know if this live version of the animated classic - the first to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar - is a rehash, or a must-see!!!

    He'll be joined by Veronica Wqyk, of course, and their special guest, Felix the Film Buff from Bay News 9!!!

    After the show, be sure to stop by Emerald City Comics for even more movie-based fun!!!

    Our Wilson Promo at EC! event features FREE MOVIE PASSES from Fox Searchlight Pictures!!! And, our Monster Clearance Sale Event at EC! features BIG SAVINGS on all your favorite monster toys, like Godzilla, Pacific Rim, Universal Monsters and MORE!!!

    Plus, a FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a MONSTER-OUS CREATURE FEATURE FAN PACK (shown below), and Pokemon Youth League from 4-6pm!!!

    NO ONE gets you into the movies like T.M., WTOG, and Emerald City Comics!!!
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    TOMORROW'S THE BIG DAY!!! LITERALLY!!! GIANT MONSTER CLEARANCE & MOVIE GIVE-AWAYS @ EC!!!

    It's SERIOUSLY a BIG day tomorrow @ EC!!! We have TWO exciting events!!! First, the day starts at Noon, with our Wilson Promo at EC!, when Fox Searchlight Pictures will be giving out FREE PASSES for a special screening of the new movie, Wilson Movie, starring Woody Harrelson, based on the Daniel Clowes Graphic Novel!!!

    Then, during our Monster Clearance Sale Event at EC!, you'll SAVE BIG on some of your favorite Monster Action Figures from Godzilla, Pacific Rim, Universal Monsters, and MORE!!!

    AND, you can take part in our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* a MONSTER-OUS CREATURE FEATURE FAN PACK!!! (Shown below!)

    The Fan Pack includes:
    1 Godzilla vs. Spacegodzilla 6" Action Figure from NECA,
    1 Godzilla Atomic Breath Glow-In-the-Dark 6" Pop! Vinyl Figure from Funko,
    1 The Hunchback of Notre Dame 7" Figure from Diamond Select, and
    1 Pacific Rim Kaiju Otachi Action Figure with Stand from NECA!!!

    The winner will be called on Monday, March 20th!

    Also, we'll be conducting our Pokemon Youth League from 4-6pm, too!!!

    That's Sunday ONLY, and ONLY at Emerald City Comics!!!
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