DEADPOOL DAY WITH AUSTIN JANOWSKY, AND BISHOP AND IRON FIST!!!
Saturday, February 27th from 11am to 9pm
The Deadpool Movie is a massive hit!!! And now that you’ve seen the movie 6 or 7 times, it’s time to meet the Merc With a Mouth in person!!!
Join us on Sat., Feb. 27th,when the FIRST 50 ADULT GUESTS at 11am will receive a FREE “THE WEDDING OF DEADPOOL #1” COMIC!!! (This issue is rated “Parental Advisory” for content.)
PLUS, MEET DEADPOOL, LIVE & IN-PERSON** from 11am – 1pm & 3-5pm for FREE PICS & AUTOGRAPHS!!! (Our Deadpool is a professional actor and cosplayer; not associated with the film.)
ALSO, our friends at Swollen Nerd are sending two of their cosplayer / real-life superheroes to the event, which means that we’ll have X-MEN’S BISHOP (who’s been known to hang with Deadpool on occasion) and IRON FIST (who’s not directly connected to Deadpool, but we’re afraid to tell him no), here** for free pics and autographs from 11a-1p and 3-5p!!!
Comic Artist Austin Janowsky, from Austin Janowsky Art, will also be here** for a special MEET & GREET from 11a-1p!!! You can purchase his prints, headshot commissions, and original art! He will also have available the remaining exclusive and numbered Deadpool prints from last year’s Infinty Toy & Comic Con!!!
AND, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 DEADPOOL FAN PACKS!!!
The Fan Packs include:
1 FUNKO MARVEL COLLECTOR CORPS DEADPOOL BOX, and 1 authentic DEADPOOL MOVIE POSTER!!! (Courtesy of our friends at Muvico Sundial 19 & IMAX in Downtown St. Pete!)
Speaking of movies, we’re ALSO celebrating the release of the new fantasy epic, Gods of Egypt, and Lionsgate Entertainment has given us some amazing swag that we’re passing on to you!
The FIRST 50 GUESTS at 11am will receive a FREE GoE TEMPORARY TATTOO SHEET & a GoE CAST MINI MOVIE POSTER!!!
PLUS, enter our SECOND RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 GODS OF EGYPT TEE SHIRTS!!!
All winners will be called on Mon., Feb. 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. 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.
WARHAMMER AGE OF SIGMAR MINIATURES GAME EVENT
Saturday, February 27th from 4pm to 9pm
This is a Warhammer Age of Sigmar Campaign Event!
Players can bring whatever armies or units they have. Mixing armies, such as Chaos and Elves for example, is okay for this event. No more than 30 models per scenario please, though swapping between each round is acceptable.
There will be three separate campaign scenarios to play in succession, which will be revealed at the event. The event is winter-themed, based on a campaign-only Hero Mage unit called The Oighear. Each campaign will revolve around helping thier Mage, who has hired you and your fellows as mercenaries. Rise to power, and become the supreme sovereign over the Oighear Tribe! Each scenario-specific event round will determine how well you can move, and command your army given the harsh ways of the Oighear, defending your charge.
Armies do not need to be painted to participate. Proxies, however, are not permitted. Please print out a list of the units you wish to use.
$5 entry fee
Prizes in store credit based on the amount of players participating
Deep in Chamon, the Realm of Metal, lies the Silverglades. A frozen land of perpetual snowstorms, it is a barren waste, uninhabitable to all but the most hardy of folk. There reside the Oighear, a tribe of Mages who have learned to manipulate the primal forces of the Winds of Izotz, the powers of Ice.
Every thousand years, the Great Storm arrives and covers the land in snow. It is this time when the Oighear decide upon their new tribal leader. Seeking aid from mercenary armies, they march to war upon one another in an effort to expel their rivals from Chamon and take control. Now is that time; the Great Storm approaches and the Oighear march to war…
What IS Warhammer Age of Sigmar?
Here’s a great article about the game:
“Warhammer is a tabletop battle game which puts players in command of armies of valiant humans, noble elves, savage orcs or a variety of twisted and monstrous creatures. Players collect forces of miniature plastic models, all with different stats and abilities, and use them to play out clashes on a tabletop battlefield. Unlike a board game, where players’ moves are restricted to defined areas, Warhammer commanders freely maneuver their units set distances using rulers and resolve shooting and hand-to-hand combat by rolling dice.”
Come on by during the event, and see first-hand how the game is played!
BOARD GAME MEETUP
Saturday, February 27th 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.
POKÉMON 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION!!!
Sunday, February 28th from 3pm to 6pm
It’s Pokémon’s 20th Anniversary – and you’re invited to the celebration!!! EC will be conducting it’s Pokemon Youth League from 4-6pm as usual, but you’ll want to come an hour early to take part in our special celebration!!!
We’ll have special Pokemon treats and activities, and you’ll get to MEET ASH KETCHUM, LIVE and IN-PERSON** for FREE pics and autographs!!!!
Plus, EACH GUEST can enter our FREE RAFFLE for a chance to win Pokemon prizes!!!
If you’ve never played in our Youth League, this party is the perfect time to start!!! We hope to see you there!!!
** Scheduled to appear; subject to change without notice. See EC’s Facebook Page or contact the store for updates.
POKEMON YOUTH LEAGUE
Sundays from 4pm to 6pm
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…
…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!”
POWER RANGERS, TITAN COMICS AND TANK GIRL GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE!
Wednesday, March 2nd from 11am to 9pm
The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers are BACK – and more popular than ever!!! Plus, Titan Comics has a great roster of comics ahead, including Penny Dreadful, Assassin’s Creed, Tank Girl, Doctor Who, and more!!! To help us celebrate…
Join us on Wed., March 2nd, when the FIRST 25 GUESTS at 11am & 7pm will receive a FREE POWER RANGERS LAUNCH PARTY KIT!!! (This kit, from Boom! Studios includes a coloring sheet, a poster, and a sticker sheet!!!) PLUS, a POWER RANGERS TEAM POSTER!!!
Each of the first 25 Guests will also receive a FREE TITAN COMICS JAN – JUNE PREVIEW MAGAZINE!!!
AND, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE RAFFLE for a chance to win* a “21st CENTURY TANK GIRL” HARDCOVER BOOK!!!
All winners will be called on Friday, March 4th!!!
STAR WARS X-WING MINIATURES GAME NIGHT
Thurday, March 3rd from 6pm to 9pm
and every other Thursday
Control the most advanced starfighters and outstanding pilots in the galaxy! In the X-Wing Miniatures Game, you take the role of squad leader and command a group of merciless Imperial or daring Rebel pilots in furious ship-to-ship space combat.
Featuring stunningly detailed and painted miniatures, X-Wing recreates exciting Star Wars space battles from small engagements of only a couple of craft to large conflicts where multiple squadrons clash. Select and equip your ships, pick your crew, plan your attack, and complete your mission!
Emerald City is proud to present an evening for casual game play of the popular and exciting, Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game!
We will have a staff member on hand to teach this game, and to get people involved in playing duels with other participants. We have several 3×3 gaming areas and four demo tables (2×2) to play on for quicker games. We will be posting a signup sheet for interest in a once-a-month Saturday tournament also. So please sign up if interested!
What IS the Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game?
For more information, rules and how to play video:
“Control the most advanced starfighters and outstanding pilots in the galaxy! In X-Wing Miniatures Game, you take the role of squad leader and command a group of merciless Imperial or daring Rebel pilots in furious ship-to-ship space combat.
Featuring stunningly detailed and painted miniatures, X-Wing recreates exciting Star Wars space battles from small engagements of only a couple of craft to large conflicts where multiple squadrons clash. Select and equip your ships, pick your crew, plan your attack, and complete your mission.”
HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT – DC 300 PT SEALED
Friday, March 4th from 6:30pm to 9pm
Cost of entry is the price of two 5-figure booster packs.
Any DC booster Emerald City has available will be eligible for use.
The prize is the LE Superman from the Superman / Wonder Woman set.
In addition, the top 3 players and Fellowship winner will receive a limited edition map.
What IS HeroClix?
Read the rulebook to find out more…
…or stop by during a tournament to see how it’s played!
“The HeroClix Core Game is a tabletop combat game using 3-D collectible miniature figures of your favorite characters. By building a force from your collection of figures, you can take on the roles of your favorite characters and challenge your friends to epic battles!
What you need to play:
Any number of players can play a game of HeroClix, but the game plays best with two to four players. For a two-player game, you will need the following: a selection of characters, a rule book, 1 game map, 1 Powers and Abilities Card, and 2 six-sided dice (2d6). You might find that a few coins or other small objects to use as action tokens and a length of string or other object to use as a straight edge will help you play the game. When playing an advanced game with Powers and Tactics, you may also need 6 object tokens and terrain markers.”
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS DAY!!!
Saturday, March 5th from 11am to 9pm
To celebrate the release of BOOM!’s Power Rangers #1, (available at EC starting Wed., March 2nd), join us again on Sat., March 5th, when…
The FIRST 150 GUESTS at 11am ONLY will receive the FREE POWER RANGERS LAUNCH PARTY KIT!!!
(This kit, from Boom! Studios includes a coloring sheet, a Red Ranger poster, and a sticker sheet!!!)
PLUS, a POWER RANGERS TEAM POSTER!!!
PLUS, SAVE 10% ON ALL POWER RANGERS MERCHANDISE!!! (Except new comics.)
AND MEET THE RED RANGER, LIVE & IN-PERSON** for FREE pics and autographs from 11a-1p & 3-5p!!!
(Our Red Ranger is a professional cosplayer; not associated with the TV series.)
** Scheduled to appear; subject to change without notice. See EC’s Facebook Page or contact the store for updates.
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Featured Comic Books:
DARK KNIGHT III MASTER RACE #3 (OF 8)
(W) Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello (A) Andy Kubert & Various (CA) Andy Kubert, Klaus Janson
The hardest thing for Batman is to admit his greatest strength: He’s just one man, and sometimes he needs help. With so much at stake, will he turn to help of the Super variety?
DIRK GENTLY A SPOON TOO SHORT #1 (OF 5)
(W) Arvind Ethan David (A/CA) Ilias Kyriazis
A Spoon Too Short is Dirk Gently’s most baffling and incomprehensible case. Inspired by the tantalizing alternative title for the Dirk adventure Douglas Adams was working on prior to his death, written by Arvind Ethan David and executive produced by Max Landis, A Spoon Too Short follows the continuing adventures of the world’s weirdest detective.
(W) Warren Ellis (A) Gerardo Zaffino (CA) David Aja
Karnak versus a warehouse full of enemy agents! The agents don’t stand a chance.
But the Zen Gunner can turn the air itself into a deadly weapon? Karnak’s in trouble.
STREET FIGHTER X GI JOE #1 (OF 6)
(W) Aubrey Sitterson (A) Emilio Laiso (CA) Mike Choi
On a hidden island in international waters, 16 combatants enter a secret tournament… one that pits Street Fighter vs. G.I. JOE! M. Bison and Destro have joined forces, and taking them down will require the world’s finest warriors: Ryu, Snake Eyes, Guile, Scarlett, Chun-Li and Duke. New challengers Aubrey Sitterson (Hulk, Superman, Tech Jacket, Worth) and Emilio Laiso (Hack/Slash: Son of Samhain) bring the visceral combat of the world’s most popular fighting game series and the real world military action of America’s fighting elite together for the first time!
SUPERMAN THE COMING OF THE SUPERMEN #1 (OF 6)
(W/A/CA) Neal Adams
From legendary writer/artist Neal Adams comes a threat so epic it will take more than one Man of Steel to handle it in this new 6-issue miniseries!
As Darkseid and the hordes of Apokolips lay waste to the world, even Superman is overwhelmed-but not for long, as three heroes from the miniaturized city of Kandor emerge at full size, armed with all the vast powers of Kal-El, ready to become the new Supermen!
This battle of titans also features the machinations of Lex Luthor, plus fan favorites Jimmy Olsen and Lois Lane aiding in the fight for Truth, Justice and the American Way.
WYNONNA EARP #1 (OF 6)
(W) Beau Smith (A/CA) Lora Innes
The US Marshals Black Badge division has been fighting back against supernatural threats for decades. But even the toughest werewolf, most bloodthirsty vampire, or grisliest zombie knows there’s one agent to avoid at all cost: Wynonna Earp. Descended from the legendary Wyatt Earp, Wynonna is dead set on bringing the unnatural to justice! Beau Smith returns with artist Lora Innes (The Dreamer) to bring readers a chilling, new Wynonna Earp adventure!
Featured Graphic Novels:
BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT HC VOL 02
(W) Peter J. Tomasi, Tim Seeley (A) Viktor Bogdanovic & Various
In these tales from BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT #5-9, Bane is back-and he’s leading a small army of followers to claim Gotham City as his own! It’s up to Batman to stop him-but a surprising ally may turn the tide of battle against the Dark Knight! And while the Scarecrow gathers his forces, the Suicide Squad takes aim at Bruce Wayne!
DEATHSTROKE TP VOL 02 GODKILLER
(W) Tony S. Daniel, James Bonny (A) Tony S. Daniel & Various (CA) Tony S. Daniel, Sandu Florea
Armed by Hephaestus with a dangerous new weapon capable of taking down an Olympian god, Deathstroke takes on his toughest assignment yet. But with heroes like Superman and Wonder Woman in his way, killing a god is nearly impossible, even for one of the deadliest men in the universe. Guest-starring Harley Quinn. This title collects issues #7-10, ANNUAL #1 and the Sneak Peek story from CONVERGENCE: BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT #2.
STAR WARS TP CHEWBACCA
(W) Gerry Duggan (A/CA) Phil Noto
Known as the skilled co-pilot of the infamous Millennium Falcon, the legendary Wookiee warrior CHEWBACCA will star in his very own adventure! After the battle of Yavin, Chewbacca is on his own when he crash lands his ship on an Imperial occupied planet. Now stranded, Chewie finds himself caught in the middle of trying to return to the rebellion and helping a young and feisty girl in need. Writer Gerry Duggan (DEADPOOL, 1872, HULK) and artist Phil Noto (BLACK WIDOW, X-23, UNCANNY X-FORCE) bring us a never-before-seen tale of the heroic Wookiee we all know and love.
SUNSTONE OGN VOL 04 (MR)
(W/A) Stejpan Sejic (CA) Stjepan Sejic
Meet a girl online: check!
Befriend and flirt for two months online: check!
Know her in person for two weeks: check!
Move in together!
Well…this can only end well!
This is the big one, people! In fact, it’s so big we had to up the page count!
“Justin’s Jabber” — Back Issues
Weekly comics round-up time kids!
Incredible Hulk #181, first appearance of Wolverine, Very Good Plus (4.5) condition, $775.
Ooooo! First Wolverine! Ooooo!!
Amazing Spider-Man #39, first John Romita Sr. artwork in Amazing Spider-Man, CGC graded 7.5 (Very Fine Minus), $300.
I don’t think that this cover is typically referred to as the “Classic Spider-Man bondage cover” but I like to call it the “Classic Spider-Man bondage cover.”
Harley Quinn #1 (2000 series), Very Fine/Near Mint (9.0) condition, $65.
Ooooo! Harley Quinn! Ooooo!!
Suicide Squad! Ooooo!!
Batman The Killing Joke, First Print, Near Mint Minus (9.2) condition, $85.
Boy are these things selling fast these days.
Ooooo! Joker! Oooo!
Suicide Squad! Ooooo!
Killing Joke Animated Feature! Ooooo!
Oooo! Comics! Oooo!
(Please note that the digital samples above are for clear image references only, and are NOT the actual books being offered for sale.)
POKEMON TCG: MYTHICAL POKEMON COLLECTION – MEW
Now Mew Is at Your Command!
Rare and mysterious, Mythical Pokémon arrive when they choose—and disappear just as quickly! Step forward into a new level of play with the Pokémon TCG: Mythical Pokémon Collection —Mew!
Includes a never-before-seen promo card and collector’s pin featuring Mew! With 2 Generations booster packs! Celebrate Mythical Pokémon!
STAR REALMS DECK BUILDING GAME: COLONY WARS
The newly-discovered outer worlds, with their rich, untapped resources, are tempting targets for those seeking to expand their power. Now, the scramble for control of these unclaimed territories begins. Will you outwit your opponents and claim victory in the Colony Wars, or fail and see your Star Realm lost? Designed as a stand-alone game or combined with the original Star Realms Deck Building Game to support an additional one to two players, Colony Wars is a complete two-player game with rules and 128-cards, including an all-new 80-card Trade deck.
STAR REALMS DECK BUILDING GAME: COSMIC GAMBIT SET
In the cold, unforgiving battlefield of space, a cunning gambit can prove to be the most powerful weapon in your arsenal. This 15-card expansion pack for the Star Realms Deck Building Game comes complete with 13 Gambit cards, a Secret Outpost Base Card, and a rules card.
In Ravenous River, a game of carnivorous critters and raging rapids, each player takes the role of an animal trying to cross the river. The roles are hidden during the game so you don’t know which players are predator or prey. Be careful not to end up on a boat with the wrong animal, or you’ll end up as its lunch! Use your feral cunning to trap your prey on the same boat for a tasty treat while you cross the river.
DRAGON BALL Z TCG: PERFECTION
Cell, the ultimate android, takes shape in Dragon Ball Z: Perfection! Play with this new villain as he evolves through his Imperfect and Semi-Perfect forms before achieving the ultimate Perfect Cell form! Collect two dynamic and potent Ultra Rare cards along with the new Android 16 character. Perfection also features a fan-favorite foil pattern and Hi-Tech box toppers. This booster-only set includes 142 brand-new cards, adding more cornerstone cards to both Evolution decks and older deck archetypes.
Designed by Rob Daviau (Risk Legacy, Betrayal at the House on Haunted Hill) and created by New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry, V-Wars pits humankind against vampires in an all-out global war. Scarier still, our most steadfast allies could change sides at any time, because this new breed of vampirism is spread not by bite, but by virus, activating junk DNA in its victim and converting them to vampire! Take command of the included 120 highly detailed sculpted miniatures and battle to save the world! But, be careful – players who fight by your side in one round may be at your throat in the next, because in V-Wars the virus is always spreading!
MAGIC THE GATHERING CCG: DUEL DECKS – BLESSED VS. CURSED
Holy Warriors Unite Against the Unquiet Dead! A divine mission has once again united the Humans, Spirits, and Angels of Innistrad. Together, these protectors will stand against the shadows, fighting for humanity’s salvation. Evil rules the night! Shambling hordes of the dead roam free, their cemetery gates in ruins, as powerful Demons soar overhead. The fate of the living remains shrouded in darkness. Will you defend hope – or snuff it out? Duel Decks are a great way for two expert Magic players to face off against each other with ready-to-play, 60-card decks that contain powerful cards related to a specific theme and feature six exciting new cards from Shadows over Innistrad. Contents include two pre-constructed, 60-card decks, two Deck Boxes, 10 Creature Tokens, two Spindown Life Counters, a Strategy Insert, and a Rules Reference Card.
PATHFINDER ADVENTURE CARD GAME: BARBARIAN CLASS DECK
Channel Your Fury! Barbarians wield massive weapons and their own rage to create a potent and deadly combatant. Introducing three new characters – including a new version of the iconic barbarian Amiri – and both new and recognizable allies, weapons, armor, and other boons to support your barbarian through an entire Adventure Path, the 109-card Barbarian Class Deck accessory for the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game allows players to bring these unpredictable warriors to any Base Set.
Toys / Collectibles
MARVEL HEROES THANOS PX HEAD BANK
MONOGRAM PRODUCTS (HK) LIMITED
A PREVIEWS Exclusive! Throughout the universe, the grim visage of the mad Titan Thanos instills fear. Now he can instill fear in those who would think to take your loose change when you store it in this 10-inch sculpted Thanos Head Bank! Your friends and family will think twice when they look upon his mighty head!
ALIENS SERIES 7 AF ASST
NECA’s best-selling Alien action figure line continues with new favorites! Series 7 includes the long-awaited release of brand new figures from Alien vs. Predator, which are the perfect companion pieces to the currently available AvP-based Predator figures. The Warrior Alien and Grid Alien feature over 30 points of articulation and bendable tails, and stand over 9″ tall. Also in this series is our very first concept figure based on the original prototype suit for the “Big Chap” Alien in the 1979 movie. H.R. Giger originally had the suit cast in a translucent flesh-tone but, in one of the many technical hurdles that had to be overcome to bring his creature to life on screen, repeated difficulties with the material forced the change to the coloring seen in the movie. The figure features 25 points of articulation and bendable tail, and stands over 9″ tall.
GREMLINS 2 BAT GREMLIN DLX BOXED AF
One of the most requested Gremlins figures of all time is finally here! Our latest deluxe action figure from Gremlins 2: The New Batch is the spectacular Bat Gremlin, with a massive wingspan of nearly 18″. This detailed re-creation of the puppet seen in Gremlins 2 is fully articulated, including hinged ears, hinged jaw, and jointed arms that allow the wings to spread open and fold closed! At approximately 6″ tall, it’s perfectly in scale with our previous Gremlins action figures, too. Comes with a “flight” display stand.