Doctor Who Christmas! Newsletter 12/18/15

 

Doctor-Who-Christmas
DOCTOR WHO CHRISTMAS!!!
Saturday, December 19th from 11am to 9pm

The Holidays are here!!! And who better to get you in the spirit of the season than the good Doctor himself!!!

Join us on Sat., December 19th, when the FIRST 45 GUESTS at 11am will receive a FREE DOCTOR WHO “FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2015: THREE DOCTORS” COMIC BOOK!!!

PLUS, the TAMPA BAY TARDIS will be here ALL DAY for photo ops!!!
There will also be a LIVE APPEARANCE from DOCTOR WHO** from 11a-1pm and 3-5pm for FREE pics and autographs!

PLUS, ALL DAY – ALL GUESTS can take part in our FREE RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 DOCTOR WHO FAN PACKS!

The fan packs consist of: 1 DOCTOR WHO THREE DOCTORS T-SHIRT, 2 DOCTOR WHO SAN DIEGO COMIC CON EXCLUSIVE A & B COVER VARIANTS, 1 THREE DOCTORS COFFEE MUGS, and 1 set of VINTAGE DOCTOR WHO BUTTONS & BOOKMARKS!!!
Plus, one of the prize pack winners will be our GRAND PRIZE winner, who will receive a BONUS PRIZE: 1 4TH DOCTOR POP! KEYCHAIN, and 1 DOCTOR WHO COMICS DAY POSTER!!!

The drawings will be held on Monday, Dec. 21st at 11am!

* 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.)

** Local actor, not affiliated with the television series; scheduled to appear; subject to change without notice. See EC’s Facebook Page or contact the store for updates.

 

 

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BOARD GAME MEET-UP
Saturday, December 19th 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
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!

 

 

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STAR WARS RAFFLE MONTH @ EC – PART 2!!!
Wednesday, December 23rd from 11am to 9pm

It’s the second of our month-long raffles for Star Wars fans and all Friends of EC!!!

Join us on Wed., Dec. 23rd, when the FIRST 25 GUESTS at 11am & 7pm will receive a FREE STAR WARS PREVIEW COMIC!!!
The preview is a 56-page comic with a sampling of 6 different Marvel Star Wars comics!!!

PLUS, ALL GUESTS can enter our raffle for a chance to win* 1 of 2 STAR WARS WEEK 2 FAN PACKS!!!

This week’s Fan Pack consists of:
1 SMUGGLER’S RUN: A HAN SOLO AND CHEWBACCA ADVENTURE BY GREG RUCKA HARDCOVER
1 CAPTAIN PHASMA POP! VINYL FIGURE
1 STAR WARS COLLAGE TERVIS TUMBLER (Courtesy of our friends at Tervis!)
1 FIRST ORDER PATCH, and
1 FIRST ORDER PIN!!!

The drawings will be held on THURSDAY, DEC. 24th @ 11am!!!

* 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.)

 

 

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ANT-MAN DAY!!!
Saturday, December 26th from 11am to 9pm

Ant-Man has made a BIG splash on home video this month, so we’re having a Saturday event to celebrate!
You might say you c-AN’T miss it!!!

Join us on Saturday, December 26th, when the FIRST 90 GUESTS at 11am will receive a FREE ASTONISHING ANT-MAN #1 MINI (of course) POSTER!!!

PLUS, take your picture with ANT-MAN** from 11a-1p & 3-5pm!!!

PLUS, ALL DAY – ALL GUESTS can take part in our FREE RAFFLE for a chance to win* an  ANT-MAN FAN PACK!!!

The Fan Pack consists of:
1 FUNKO MARVEL COLLECTOR CORPS ANT-MAN BOX,
1 authentic MOVIE POSTER (Courtesy of Sundial MUVICO), and
13 MARVEL #1s ANT-MAN VARIANT COVERS!!!

The covers include Thors #1, Age of Ultron vs Marvel Zombies #1, Years of Future Past #1, Civil War #1, Age of Apocalypse #1, and MORE!!! It’s a $97.00 retail value!!!

The drawings will be held on Monday, Dec. 29th @ 11am!

* 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.

 

 

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STAR WARS RAFFLE MONTH @ EC – PART 3!!!
Wednesday, December 30th from 11am to 9pm

Our month-long Star Wars Raffle event continues!!!

This week’s FREE RAFFLE features Darth Vader himself, and consists of:

1 UNMASKED VADER POP! VINYL
1 MARVEL’S DARTH VADER VOL. 1: VADER PAPERBACK
1 DARTH VADER TERVIS TUMBLER
1 FIRST ORDER PATCH, and
1 KYLO REN PIN!!!

The drawing will be held on THURSDAY, DEC. 24th @ 11am!

* 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.)

 

 

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EC IN THE NEWS!!! CHECK US OUT ON TAMPA BAY TIMES ONLINE!!!

Our newest EC Family Member Kathryn Varn came out to EC last Saturday to cover our Star Wars Event, with the 501st Tampa Bay Squad FL Garrison and Costumers With a Cause (CWC), and Randy Cooper Models!!!

http://www.tampabay.com/news/humaninterest/star-wars-fans-flock-to-comic-book-store-to-celebrate-the-force-awakens/2257555

 

 

holiday hours
HOLIDAY HOURS @ EC!

Here are our hours of operation throughout the holidays!:

Thursday, Dec. 24th (Christmas Eve), 11am-6pm!

Wednesday, December 25th (Christmas Day), CLOSED!

Thursday, Dec. 31st (New Year’s Eve), 11am-6pm!

Friday, Jan. 1st (New Year’s Day), 11am-9pm!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM YOUR FRIENDS @ EC!!!

 

 

Always get the latest EC updates on our Facebook page:
http://facebook.com/emeraldcitycomics

 

And also see the Events page on our website for upcoming events:
http://emeraldcitycomics.com/events/

 

(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 EUROPA 2
BATMAN EUROPA #2 (OF 4)
DC COMICS
(W) Matteo Casali, Brian Azzarello (A/CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli
Forced to work with his greatest foe, The Joker, Batman reaches Prague just as the virus he’s been infected with starts to affect him. While the Czech version of Mardi Gras is in full swing, Batman and The Joker search for the mysterious Trojan Horse, a man who knows the secrets of the Colossus virus…but they’ll find more than they bargained for!
The mystery deepens and the stakes get higher in the second chapter of this miniseries by Brian Azzarello and Matteo Casali, featuring fully painted art by Giuseppe Camuncoli.

 

DARTH VADER ANNUAL 1
DARTH VADER ANNUAL #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Kieron Gillen (A/CA) Leinil Francis Yu
• The planet Shu-Torin has gone against the will of the Empire.
•  It’s time for Vader to bring them in line.
•  A great, evil jumping-on point for fans of the Dark Lord!
Rated T

 

LUCIFER 1
LUCIFER #1 (MR)
DC COMICS
(W) Holly Black (A) Lee Garbett (CA) Dave Johnson
The anti-hero who made his debut in THE SANDMAN and starred in his own hit series is back in a new series by best-selling writer Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles) and artist Lee Garbett (Loki)!
As this series begins, God is dead-and Gabriel has accused Lucifer of His murder. Lucifer had motive and opportunity, but claims he can prove his innocence. If Gabriel finds the killer and takes the culprit into custody, his sins will be forgotten, and he’ll be welcomed back to Silver City. So, despite the fact that Lucifer just opened a nightclub on Earth and is hiding a mysterious wound, the two brothers set off to solve their Father’s murder. Their investigation will span Heaven, Hell, Earth and beyond in this antagonistic buddy-cop noir with an angelic flair.

 

SQUADRON SUPREME 1
SQUADRON SUPREME #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) James Robinson (A) Leonard Kirk (CA) Alex Ross
They’re each the sole survivor of a lost Earth and they’ll do anything to protect this one, whether you like it or not. The Squadron Supreme — comprising Hyperion (Avengers), Nighthawk (Supreme Power), Dr. Spectrum (the Great Society), Blur (DP7) and Power Princess — are a team that doesn’t ask permission or what the rules are. To them all that matters is the safety of Earth and if you stand in the way…that’s your problem! Tell that to the Squadron’s first target — Namor, destroyer of Dr. Spectrum’s homeworld, who will have to pay for his crimes…but at what cost to the people of Atlantis.
Rated T+

 

SUPERZERO 1
SUPERZERO #1
AFTERSHOCK COMICS
(W) Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti (A) Rafael de Latorre (CA) Amanda Conner
With great power comes a bit of insanity, anxiety, and a dash of social alienation! Have you ever fantasized about being a super hero? Well Dru Dragowski does; that’s all this nineteen-year-old, comic book obsessed, high school senior thinks about. She needs to escape the normalcy of suburban life! Her plan? To become a real-life superhero by recreating the origins of her favorite comic characters! Hopefully then, she can become a hero not only for herself – but to protect everyone around her! If only that plan went just the slightest bit right… This fun, teen-agnst filled monthly series is created by the sensational writing duo that brings you Harley Quinn and Starfire – Jimmy Palmiotti & Amanda Conner.

 

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And be sure to check out our shared EC Exclusive cover!!!

 

WEIRDWORLD 1
WEIRDWORLD #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Sam Humphries (A/CA) Mike Del Mundo
• From the pages of SECRET WARS, now in the ALL-NEW MARVEL U!
•  Imagine, being trapped in a world of sword and sorcery.
•  With no sword and sorcery experience to speak of.
•  This is the story of BECCA, a girl stuck in WEIRDWORLD, with only one mission: get home alive!
•  Marvel’s own twisted fantasy realm comes alive before your eyes! Barbarians! Wizards! And tricked out sports cars!
Rated T

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER TP VOL 11
AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER TP VOL 11 SMOKE & SHADOW PART 2
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Gene Luen Yang & Various (A/CA) Gurihiru
With the disappearances of children in the Fire Nation capital, Avatar Aang and his friends are doing everything they can to find out who-or what-is responsible.
Aang and Zuko must work together to keep the peace, but the emergence of the New Ozai Society, and the appearance of the mysterious Kemurikage of legend, may prove to be too much even for the Avatar when the true culprit of the kidnappings is revealed!

 

BATMAN THE DOOM THAT CAME TO GOTHAM TP
BATMAN THE DOOM THAT CAME TO GOTHAM TP
DC COMICS
(W) Mike Mignola, Richard Pace (A) Troy Nixey, Dennis Janke (CA) Mike Mignola
In this tale of horror co-written by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, Bruce Wayne unintentionally unleashes a dark evil on his city. Includes appearances by The Penguin, The Demon, Man-Bat, Ra’s al Ghul and more! Collects BATMAN: THE DOOM THAT CAME TO GOTHAM #1-3.

 

DOCTOR WHO 10TH HC VOL 03
DOCTOR WHO 10TH HC VOL 03 FOUNTAINS OF FOREVER
TITAN COMICS
(W) Nick Abadzis (A) Elena Casagrande, Eleonora Carlini (CA) Mariano Laclaustra
The first year of the tenth Doctor’s ongoing adventures hits its jaw-dropping finale as Gabby, Cindy, and the Doctor face a cosmic threat from the heart of the galaxy! From an aging actress unravelling the code of existence from her Manhattan apartment block, through retro-regeneration, a black ops military organisation, a secret cult, and an extraterrestrial artifact of such scale that it warps human comprehension, Doctor Who stories don’t get much bigger or more exciting than this! What dark truths will the Doctor confront? How will Gabby be changed by her experience? And will Cindy ever join the TARDIS crew? Collects Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #11-15 and the tenth Doctor story from the FCBD 2015 special.

 

HERO HC VOL 02
HERO HC VOL 02
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W/A/CA) David Rubin
The Hero Book 2 continues David Rubín’s epic tale of Heracles in a postmodern look at the Twelve Labors and the champion’s fateful doom. The story delves deep into his life, revealing those who would wish him harm on his meteoric rise to stardom, his tumultuous love affairs, and his incredibly heroic feats. Rubín’s eclectic style will change the way you look at one of the most important Greek myths.

 

 

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Games
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AVPHuntBegins
ALIEN VS PREDATOR: THE HUNT BEGINS
Based on the long-running science fiction franchises, Alien vs Predator: The Hunt Begins is a dynamic, tactical, geomorphic board game for one or more players that allows you to take control of one of three forces: Alien Xenomorphs, Predator, or Human Colonial Marines. From Alien Xenomorphs skulking in the shadows, waiting for the moment of weakness to pounce on and capture new hosts for the brood, to the well-trained Colonial Marines who are geared up with state-of-the-art equipment and finally to a mysterious race of brutal extraterrestrial Hunters that the humans call Predators, each Force offers a unique set of skills to provide their own diversity to gameplay.

 

SWxWingTiefoT70
STAR WARS X-WING MINIATURES GAME: T-70 X-WING and TIE/fo FIGHTER
Featuring the starfighters that debuted in The Force Awakens Core Set, these expansion packs allow you to fly more missions, down more enemy fighters, and make a bigger mark on the game. With their impressive stat lines, tech upgrade slots, and talented aces, the T-70 X-wing and TIE/fo fighter are rapidly helping to decide the fate of the galaxy, and they’re an excellent way to celebrate the imminent arrival of The Force Awakens!

 

DeceptionMurderinHK
DECEPTION: MURDER IN HONG KONG
Deception: Murder in Hong Kong is a game of deduction and deception for 4-12 players that plays in about 20 minutes. In the game, players take on the roles of investigators attempting to solve a murder case- but there’s a twist. The killer is one of the investigators!

 

Chaosmos
CHAOSMOS
The Universe is on the Brink of Collapse! You are a lone agent, the last hope of your race, vying for control of The Ovoid, the greatest and most important object in the history of all civilizations across the Universal Biota. Whoever holds The Ovoid when the old universe dies will become master of the new one. Find it! Get it! Protect it! The fate of the universe is in your hands! In Chaosmos, a richly thematic and multilayered hidden-information strategy game, players traverse the galaxy, building up the cards in their hand and using them to find and protect The Ovoid. Will you seek out weapons to crush your opponents and take The Ovoid by force? Or will you search for sneaky gadgets to gain it through trickery? Decide quickly – the Chaos Clock is ticking and time is running out!

 

SchrodingersCats
SCHRODINGER’S CATS
Uncertainty didn’t kill the cat, but that doesn’t mean it’s not dead! Cats are a curious lot…Cat Physicists doubly so! Their desire to discover the secrets of the universe overwhelms their already shaky, catnip-influenced ethics. In Schrodinger’s Cats, a pseudo-scientific card game of bluffing, deduction, and strategic uncertainty, players take on the role of a Cat Physicist such as Albert Felinestein or Sir Isaac Mewton, running experiments, forming hypotheses, and trying to one-up each other’s research.

 

PixelTactics4
PIXEL TACTICS 4
Pixel Tactics 4 introduces the new “Trap” mechanic to Pixel Tactics, which can aid you against both offensive and defensive strategies with effects that range from stopping Attacks to instantly killing an opponent’s newly recruited Hero.

 

Red-Flags
RED FLAGS: CORE GAME
Red Flags is a game where players use white cards and red flags to create romantic matches for other players. Best terrible date wins!

 

 

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Toys / Collectables
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JASON
FRIDAY THE 13TH PT 6 JASON 7IN ULT AF
NECA
To commemorate the 30th anniversary of Friday the 13th Part 6, NECA presents the definitive collector’s version of Jason as he appeared in the 1986 film Jason Lives! This deluxe 7″ scale action figure features a gruesome, freshly unearthed sculpt and over 25 points of articulation. It’s loaded with accessories, too: removable mask, a machete and a knife that both fit into sheaths on his belt, the fence post that reanimated him and his tombstone. Packaged in a collector-friendly Deluxe 30th Anniversary window box.

 

ALIEN
ALIEN 1979 VERSION 1/4 SCALE AF
NECA
From the original 1979 movie Alien that shocked audiences and jump-started a legendary film franchise, the Xenomorph known to fans as “Big Chap” gets the deluxe treatment! This incredible action figure stands over 22″ tall, and has a hinged jaw that opens, revealing an inner mouth that extends for realistic movie action. It has almost 30 points of articulation, including double knee joints and a bendable tail, and extra attention has been paid to all the eerie details that made H.R. Giger’s designs for Alien so mesmerizing.

 

KILLERCROC
BATMAN ANIMATED SERIES KILLER CROC W BABY DOLL AF
DC COMICS
Build your Batman collection with these highly articulated 6 inch scale action figures that transform the designs of the Emmy Award-winning animated series to poseable works of art.
Each figure comes with multiple show specific accessories!
THE NEW BATMAN ADVENTURES: KILLER CROC – 7″
BABY DOLL – 2.5″

 

PHANTASM
BATMAN ANIMATED SERIES MASK OF THE PHANTASM AF 2 PK
DC COMICS
The Dark Knight leapt to the silver screen with the classic animated movie Batman: Mask of The Phantasm!
Now, DC Collectibles presents Batman and the Phantasm in a new action figure 2-pack that’s sure to thrill fans of the film! Figures comes with feature specific accessories and display bases.
THE PHANTASM – 6″
BATMAN – 6″

BEETLE BLACKADAMLEX
DC ICONS WAVE 2 AF
DC COMICS
Now you can collect action figures of your favorite DC Comics characters from any era in an all-new 6″ scale. This second assortment features The Flash, Blue Beetle, Black Adam and Lex Luthor. Each figure comes with multiple accessories!
BLUE BEETLE: INFINITE CRISIS – 6″
BLACK ADAM: FOREVER EVIL – 6″
LEX LUTHOR: FOREVER EVIL – 6″
EACH FIGURE SOLD SEPARATELY

YOSHI
NINTENDO SUPER MARIO BROS YOSHI UDF SER 2
MEDICOM TOY CORPORATION
From Medicom! The characters of Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros. games have been fan-favorites for over thirty years, and Medicom draws on the rich history of the series for the second series of Super Mario Bros. Ultra Detail Figures! From 1983’s arcade game Mario Bros. come versions of Mario and Luigi, each standing 2 1/2″ tall. Yoshi from the Super Nintendo game Super Mario World stands 3″ tall. From Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (also known as Luigi’s Mansion 2) comes a 2 3/4″ tall version of Luigi. Finally, from New Super Mario Bros. U for the Wii U console come Fire Mario (2 1/2″ tall) and a Baby Yoshi 3-Pack (each 1 3/8″ tall). Collect your favorite character, or collect them all!

 

SWAMPTHING
POP DC HEROES SWAMP THING GLOW IN THE DARK PX VINYL FIG
FUNKO
It’s Swamp Thing!
He GLOWS!!!
:)

 

TRANSFORMERS
TRANSFORMERS TINY TITANS 24PC SERIES 4 BMB DIS
HASBRO TOY GROUP
Get a bot that’s small but mighty in this Tiny Titans figure pack! Each pack includes 1 miniature Transformers figure and a character card for your collection. Which one will you get? There’s only one way to find out! Start building your Tiny Titans Transformers army today!
Please Note: Figures do not transform. Blind bag packaging.

 

GREENLANTERN
DC ICONS GREEN LANTERN HAL JORDAN DARK DAYS DLX AF
DC COMICS
In brightest day, in blackest night, no evil shall escape the sight of this deluxe action figure of Green Lantern Hal Jordan! Every Green Lantern fan in space sector 2814 should own this amazing figure that comes complete with dynamic power ring constructs including full flight suit that he can wear!
INCLUDES WEARABLE CONSTRUCT FLIGHT SUIT
GREEN LANTERN HAL JORDAN: DARK DAYS – 6″

 

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