GAMING IN FEBRUARY 2018 AT EC!

Every Wednesday, EC and All Things Nerdy host “EC Game Night” where you can Learn & Play a featured game from 6pm-7pm, then stay for Open Play of that game from 7-9pm, or any of our gaming demos of your choice!!!

Saturdays, gaming events with All Things Nerdy run from Noon – 2pm, and you can learn while you play!

TIME STORIES – 2/3

The T.I.M.E Agency protects humanity by preventing temporal faults and paradoxes from threatening the fabric of our universe. As temporal agents, you and your team will be sent into the bodies of beings from different worlds or realities to successfully complete the missions given to you. Failure is impossible, as you will be able to go back in time as many times as required.

T.I.M.E Stories is a narrative game, a game of “decksploration”. Each player is free to give their character as deep a “role” as they want, in order to live through a story, as much in the game as around the table. But it’s also a board game with rules which allow for reflection and optimization.

You usually take possession of local hosts to navigate in a given environment, but who knows what you’ll have to do to succeed? Roam a med-fan city, looking for the dungeon where the Syaan king is hiding? Survive in the Antarctic while enormous creatures lurk beneath the surface of the ice? Solve a puzzle in an early 20th century asylum? That is all possible, and you might even have to jump from one host to another, or play against your fellow agents from time to time…

 

 

RED FLAGS – 2/7

Red Flags!

Red Flags is “The Game of Terrible Dates”

In Red Flags, your goal is to use “Perk” cards to create the best date for “The Single” (the judge for this round). However, there is a catch. Players may also play “Red Flags” (bad traits) in an attempt to sabotage another player’s hot date.

Each player has an opportunity to argue why their date is the best one for “The Single,” who chooses which awful date wins…

 

TERROR IN MEEPLE CITY – 2/10

In Terror in Meeple City (formerly known as Rampage), you arrive in Meeple City as a gigantic, famished, scaly-skinned monster! Your goal: Dig your claws and dirty paws into the asphalt, destroy buildings, and devour innocent meeples – in short: sow terror while having fun. The monster who has caused the most damage after the carnage finally ends wins the game.

The buildings in Meeple City are comprised of floor tiles and meeples, with the meeples serving as pillars that support the floors. Four wooden vehicles are on the ground in the eight neighborhoods in the city. Each monster, which consists of a wooden paws disc and a wooden body, starts in one corner of the game board. On a turn you take two actions from four possibilities, repeating an action if desired:

  • Move: Pick up your monster body, flick the paws disc, then place the body back on the disc.
  • Demolish: If your paws are on the sidewalk surrounding a building, you can pick up your monster body, drop it onto a building, then collect any floors that have no meeples on them.
  • Toss a vehicle: If you’re in a neighborhood with a vehicle, you can pick up the vehicle, place it on your body, then flick the vehicle at a building or another monster.
  • Breathe: Even while away from sidewalks with no vehicles, you can cause destruction by placing your chin on your monster’s body and blowing across the board.

Monsters tend to be messy when obtaining meals, but if you knock meeples off the city board, you might be punished for letting food go to waste, costing you a tooth or letting other players take an additional action. After your two actions, you can eat unprotected meeples on the ground in your neighborhood, but you can eat only as many as the number of teeth you have. If you knock another monster to the ground, you break off one of its teeth, thereby keeping it from stealing your food! Meeples come in six colors, with the colors representing different types of inhabitants: blue (journalists), green (military), yellow (blondes), grey (old people), red (heroes), and black (businessmen). For each set of six you collect in your stomach, you score 10 points at game’s end. You score points for collecting floors and teeth, too, and you can also score for achieving the goal on your character card.

In addition to the character card, each player has a power card and a superpower card unique to his monster, with the former lasting the entire game and the latter being a one-shot effect that’s revealed only upon use.

Terror in Meeple City includes rules for monsters that evolve over the course of the game, that lose points for meeples not in sets, and that want to combine two game boards to allow for play with up to eight players.

 

 

THE GRIMM FOREST – 2/17

Welcome to The Grimm Forest, where family members of the legendary Three Little Pigs are having an epic house building competition. But this is no ordinary competition as all the most famous Fairy Tale characters will be looking on and occasionally lending a hand.

Who will benefit most from the cunning of Robin Hood, the beauty of Snow White, the bountiful gifts of the Golden Goose or the dark witchcraft of the Evil Queen?

Using only their wits, a handful of sharp steel tools, and a few stacks of resources gathered at great risk from fields, brickyards, and even the dark and deadly Grimm Forest itself, each player must compete to be the first to build 3 Houses and gain the title of Royal Builder.

Players are encouraged to use any of the devious tricks they have read about in the many books of Fables found throughout the land. Some will have their plans wrecked by that villain of old, the Big Bad Wolf, while others will gain bricks, straw, and wood by the cart load.

Who will brave the dangers, avoid foul monsters, and bring home the victory? There is only one way to find out… get ready to venture into …The Grimm Forest!

Grimm Forest is a 2-4 player strategic game of Hidden Movement, Resource Gathering, and House Building. It is a medium weight game that plays in approximately 45-60 minutes.

During the game, players will play cards secretly to move to various Location boards where they attempt to gather resources. Using their deduction skills and a hand full of Fable cards, players attempt to guess each other’s plans and make the most of their actions while disrupting the other player’s plans.

After resources are collected during the Gather Phase, players will enter a Building Phase where they can use those resources to build Wood, Straw, or Brick Houses. Whenever a player builds a Wall Section on one of their houses, a helpful Friend from the nearby forest comes to lend a hand. Players may choose to accept the help of that Friend, but occasionally it makes more sense to send that Friend to a different player, sometimes discarding their current Friend in the process.

With 16 unique Fable cards and 12 powerful Friend cards, gathering resources in the Grimm Forest can be a difficult and challenging endeavor.

Work hard, deduce correctly, avoid the treachery of the other builders and the sharp teeth of the lurking monsters, and you just might have a chance!

 

 

FLATLINE – 2/21

Flatline is a co-operative dice game set in the Fuse universe. Players must roll their dice and work to combine them with other players in order to properly treat arriving patients. Every round, players race against a one-minute timer and must deal with the needs of wounded crew members as well as other emergencies within the ER. Time is running out!

 

 

STUFFED FABLES – 2/24

Stuffed Fables is an unusual adventure game in which players take on the roles of brave stuffies seeking to save the child they love from a scheming, evil mastermind. Make daring melee attacks, leap across conveyor belts, or even steer a racing wagon down a peril-filled hill. The game delivers a thrilling narrative driven by player choices. Players explore a world of wonder and danger, unlocking curious discoveries. The chapters of Stuffed Fables explore the many milestones of a child’s life, creating a memorable tale ideal for families, as well as groups of adults who haven’t forgotten their childlike sense of wonder.

Stuffed Fables is the first “AdventureBook Game”, a new product line from Plaid Hat Games in which all of the action takes place in the unique storybook — a book that acts as your rules reference, story guide, and game board, all in one! Each adventure in the game takes place over several pages of the immersive AdventureBook. The book opens flat onto the table to reveal a colorful map or other illustration central to playing the game, with choices, story, and special rules on the opposite page.

On their turn, a player draws five dice from the bag. The colors of the dice drawn determine the types of actions and options available to the player. White dice can re-stuff stuffies injured in battle. Red dice perform melee attacks while green dice perform ranged attacks. Yellow dice search while blue dice are used for special actions and purple dice can be used as any color. Most dice can always find a strategic use, including moving, using items, or contributing to group tasks. Players can store dice for later, combine dice for stronger actions, or use them one-at-a-time for multiple activations. As turns go by, black dice are also drawn, and after enough appear, minions emerge or attack, and the dice bag is reset!

Players can encourage each other by sharing dice or their precious stuffing. In addition to fighting minions, each page of the storybook offers numerous points of interest, charming characters to interact or trade with, as well as many unusual challenges. And each page is but one chapter that folds into a branching, overarching story with a multitude of items and a special discovery deck full of surprises.

 

 

CAPTAIN SONAR – 2/28

At the bottom of the ocean, no one will hear you scream!

In Captain Sonar, you and your teammates control a state-of-the-art submarine and are trying to locate an enemy submarine in order to blow it out of the water before they can do the same to you. Every role is important, and the confrontation is merciless. Be organized and communicate because a captain is nothing without his crew: the Chief Mate, the Radio Operator, and the Engineer.

All the members of a team sit on one side of the table, and they each take a particular role on the submarine, with the division of labor for these roles being dependent on the number of players in the game: One player might be the captain, who is responsible for moving the submarine and announcing some details of this movement; another player is manning the sonar in order to listen to the opposing captain’s orders and try to decipher where that sub might be in the water; a third player might be working in the munitions room to prepare torpedoes, mines and other devices that will allow for combat.

Captain Sonar can be played in two modes: turn-by-turn or simultaneous. In the latter set-up, all the members of a team take their actions simultaneously while trying to track what the opponents are doing, too. When a captain is ready to launch an attack, the action pauses for a moment to see whether a hit has been recorded — then play resumes with the target having snuck away while the attacker paused or with bits of metal now scattered across the ocean floor.

Multiple maps are included with varying levels of difficulty.

 

 

EVEN MORE GAMING IN JANUARY!

 

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STAR WARS DESTINY: LEGACIES LAUNCH PARTY! – 2/16

Join us for the official launch of Star Wars Destiny: Legacies!

Free promo cards will be given out!

 

 

 

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VERSUS SYSTEM 2PCG TOURNAMENT – 2/25 1-4pm

Join your friends at EC for the Vs. System 2PCG Tournament!!!

This event will start at 1pm. Please arrive by 12:30 to register and get pairings done.

There is a $5 entry fee, and all players get a foil card! (4-player minimum to run a tournament).
An Organized Play Kit will be used as prize support. First place gets to choose either the acetate card or the playmat. The other will be raffled to a random other player.

AND … if there are 7 or more players, a $10 EC Gift Certificate will be added to the prizes! Another $10 EC Gift Certificate will be added for every 3 additional players (10, 13, 16, 19, etc). These Gift Certificates will be offered as options for the top players, and/or raffled to a random player if the acetate card and playmat are already taken before the raffle.

 

 

 

HEROCLIX MINIATURES GAME – ALL BUT 3RD FRIDAY 6:30-9pm!!!
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!

 

 

 

POKÉMON YOUTH LEAGUE – EVERY SUNDAY 4-6pm!
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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    THE NEW VENOM TRAILER IS HERE!!!

    Sony Pictures have just released their latest trailer for Venom, and we think they've got a MONSTER hit on their hands, as the world is about to discover a new favorite Marvel character!!!

    The effects look great; the actors are first-rate, and Venom looks really, really creepy!!! In other words, we couldn't be more excited!!!

    Check out the trailer below, and stop by to see your friends at EC for the best Venom-ized books, comics, games, toys, collectibles, thcothckes and more!!!

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    YOU'VE GOT INFINITY WAR QUESTIONS... THE CAST HAS ANSWERS!!!

    You may have heard of a little indy film coming to theaters this Thursday, but if not, almost the entire cast of Marvel Studios' latest epic, Avengers: Infinity War gathered at a press conference to take questions!!!

    The answers run from vague (no kidding) to laugh-out-loud hilarious, but thanks to host Jeff Goldblum, it's a fun and festive Q&A session!!!

    Robert Downey Jr's answer is Not Safe For Work, but we can guarantee that seeing the cast "assembled" will have you dying of anticipation as the casts of Iron Man, Captain America, Black Panther, Thor, Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Strange, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and more get you EVEN MORE pumped for this much-anticipated release!!!

    While you're waiting, of course, your friends at Emerald City Comics have a Marvel Universe - sized selection of Marvel comics, books, games, toys, collectibles, and tchotchkes to keep you satisfied!!!

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    NEXT SATURDAY @ EC!!! INTERNATIONAL TABLETOP DAY!!!

    It's our annual International Tabletop Day 2018 at EC!!!!

    Be sure to stop by for a day of gaming fun!!! Plus, SAVE 15% OFF ALL GAMES and GAMING SUPPLIES!!!

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    SUNSET OVER WATER

    Sometimes you need to get off the beaten path to find a beautiful landscape to paint. Wake up early, hike deep into nature, and find your perfect spot. Some paintings sell for commissions, others you’ll keep for yourself, but you’re always going that extra mile to find inspiration.

    Over six days, players gain Renown by hiking to beautiful locations to paint landscapes, which they’ll later sell. Each day, players choose a Planning Card, which allows them to travel through the Wilderness and paint (i.e., pick up Landscape Cards). At day’s end, they can sell paintings to earn Renown (i.e., turn in Landscape Cards to gain Commission cards worth Renown). Players also earn Renown by completing Daily Goals and by possessing Landscape Paintings at game’s end.

    NINJAK VS THE VALIANT UNIVERSE CARD GAME

    Free promo cards and Ninjak vs The Valiant Universe comic included! (While supplies last).

    The greatest heroes in the VALIANT UNIVERSE must team up to stop one of their own! NINJAK, MI-6's deadliest operative, has stolen an object of immense power and you must build up your power in order to survive against all the gadgets and threats he will throw at you while working towards your hidden agenda.

    It won't be easy... are you up for the challenge?

    Throughout the game, you will collect various tactics and artifacts that both make you more powerful so you can fight Ninjak while also earning you points towards your hidden agenda. The game ends after all of Ninjak's threats have been eliminated. You will need to work together with the other players to survive, but only the one who best completes their hidden objective will win the game.

    Warning: Contains violent images.

    ENDLESS PASS

    Enter the Endless Pass, survive the never-ending horde of the Endless, and compete with other vikings to claim the title of Conqueror of the Pass!

    In Endless Pass, players fight the scaly Endless to gain glory. The pass is also filled with weapons and runes to aid in defeating Endless, while allowing you to heal yourself. Combined with your action cards like attack, defend, evade, steal, and hide, you have more ways to defeat, evade, or defend against the Endless. However, whatever Endless are not defeated continue to plague the other vikings as they walk the Pass! You may also battle the other vikings. After all, you are fighting for glory and a place in Valhalla.

    The last viking standing or the first to acquire ten glory, while surviving the turn, wins the game. If none of the players survive, then the player with most glory is declared the Conqueror in Valhalla.

    5 MINUTE DUNGEON

    5 Minute Dungeon is a chaotic, co-­operative, real-­time card game in which players have only five minutes to escape the randomized dungeon. Communication and teamwork are critical to survival because there's no time to form a carefully considered plan — and no predicting what dangers lie ahead.

    In more detail, players assume the role of one of ten heroes, each with special cards and abilities. Once the five-minute timer starts, the race is on to defeat all the monsters inside the dungeon. In order to defeat a monster, players must match symbols from their hand with ones on the monster's card. At the end of each dungeon is a powerful dungeon boss — and after the first boss is defeated, the campaign continues to the second boss. Each boss, and each randomized dungeon, gets harder until players reach the fifth and final boss.

    LEGENDARY CREATURES

    There is a great buzz of excitement throughout the halls of Kajan, the School of Life, as the High Council has announced a Trial of Nature’s Grace! When a group of apprentices show sufficient promise, a Trial is called. Over a period of three days the apprentices racing through the realms attempting to earn renown in the minds of their teachers, but most importantly in the eyes of the fantastic creatures. Each student is given an Amulet, allowed the same three spells, and start their travels with an identical group of creatures who aid them with magical energy and fantastic abilities.

    The objective of Legendary Creatures is to win the trial and advance to the rank of Druid. Players do this with the aid of fantastic creatures who assist them in their quest for renown, whatever form it may take. An apprentice’s final rank in each elemental realm, renown earned through great feats, and expeditions to distant landmarks determines who becomes the next Druid!

    Legendary Creatures is played over three days, each of which consists of AM, Afternoon, and PM turns. Players draw 4 creatures from their individual decks, then play 3 into their stable and send one on a solo expedition. Order and types of creatures determine initiative and resource generation for the round. Players then take turns selecting the realm they'd like to travel in, the resources they generate, and the spells they cast. This is repeated each portion of the day with a final expedition at the end of the PM portion. Ultimate leadership in each realm and via their expeditions reward victory points to determine the winner.
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    THE FINAL "JURASSIC WORLD" TRAILER IS HERE!!!

    Universal Studios Entertainment has released its final trailer for Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard's Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and it looks like a real nail-biter (even if that nail is a little long and lethal)!!!

    We can't wait for this next installment, but if you're also frustrated by the wait, your friends at EC can unearth lots of comics, books, games, toys, collectibles, and tchotchkes to keep you entertained!!!

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    EC Book Club: Monstress vol 1! is Wednesday, May 2nd in "The Hub" in the center of the store!

    The EC Book Club meets the FIRST WEDNESDAY of the month from 6:30-7:30 pm to chat about the featured book.

    We usually begin each meeting with a "Comics 101" slideshow giving some historical, artistic, or social background on the book, and then we dive right into discussion! Here's the Comics 101 slideshow for our previous ECBC meeting for Tom King's BATMAN VOL 1: I AM GOTHAM!EC Book Club\ is Wednesday, May 2nd in "The Hub" in the center of the store!

    The EC Book Club meets the FIRST WEDNESDAY of the month from 6:30-7:30 pm to chat about the featured book.

    We usually begin each meeting with a "Comics 101" slideshow giving some historical, artistic, or social background on the book, and then we dive right into discussion! Here's the Comics 101 slideshow for our previous ECBC meeting for Tom King's BATMAN VOL 1: I AM GOTHAM!
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    DC Comics and Superman are celebrating the ONE THOUSANDTH ISSUE of Action Comics, which is on EC's New Comics wall starting tomorrow, April 18th at EC!!!

    We celebrated with free Superman stickers, a raffle for an 80 Years of Superman hardcover book, plus, all of the Action #1,000 variant covers... and of course, free pics and autographs from the Man of Steel himself!!!

    All Things Nerdy were also here, leading games in our Event Room!!!

    Thanks so much to everyone who came out to be part of our celebration!!! Thanks to you, we had a "SUPER" day!!!DC Comics and Superman are celebrating the ONE THOUSANDTH ISSUE of Action Comics, which is on EC's New Comics wall starting tomorrow, April 18th at EC!!!

    We celebrated with free Superman stickers, a raffle for an 80 Years of Superman hardcover book, plus, all of the Action #1,000 variant covers... and of course, free pics and autographs from the Man of Steel himself!!!

    All Things Nerdy were also here, leading games in our Event Room!!!

    Thanks so much to everyone who came out to be part of our celebration!!! Thanks to you, we had a "SUPER" day!!!
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    ECBC: Comics recommendations by “Doctor Vince”! 4/17/18

    “Doctor Vince” is a rocket scientist by day, and an EC Book Club (ECBC) moderator by night! EC Book Club: Monstress vol 1! is the featured book at our next ECBC meeting.

    Here is the book that caught his attention in this month’s Previews (in addition to his usual pull list, and EC’s picks this month!). To ensure that you get this book when it arrives, please call the store at 727-398-2665 or email our Books & New Comics Merchant Frank at comics@emeraldcitycomics.com, to reserve a copy!

    From the Previews Catalog #355, April 2018 (for books arriving mainly in June 2018)…
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    Valerian and Laureline - Shingouzlooz Inc. (page 369) - A new graphic novel starring those much beloved "agents spatio-temporel" — Valérian et Laureline. Before the dubious movie from 2017 came the amazing and charming comics adventures of two space/time agents at war both with the galactic empire which they serve and forces arrayed against it across the time-stream. Check it out! ($13.95)

    Preview page by Mathiue Laffray shows the influence of American artists, such as comics legend John Buscema, on his artwork
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    BAT-FANS, REJOICE!!! A LOST ADAM WEST CLIP APPEARS!!!

    Holy safety tips!!!

    Fans of Adam West and his Batman 66 series have a lot to be excited about today!!! A new PSA from May of 1967 has found its way from Britain to the United States!!! It has never been seen before stateside, and features Batman teaching kids the proper way to cross the street, known as the Kerb Drill!!!

    The PSA is beautifully over-the-top as you would expect, but the highlight is the extremely long, (and excruciatingly awkward), pause in which Batman is holding a young boy, waiting for the director to yell, "cut"!

    Sadly, Mr. West passed away last June, but as this clip proves, he was a great talent who can bring joy by merely standing still!!!

    If you're looking for Batman '66 items, your friends at EC have a Batcave full of books, comics, games, toys, collectibles and tchotchkes, waiting for you at our same Bat-Time, same Bat Channel!!!

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    Celebrate 1000 issues of Action Comics with an all-star lineup of top talent as they pay tribute to the comic that started it all! From today's explosive action to a previously unpublished tale illustrated by the legendary Curt Swan to the Man of Tomorrow's future — this very special, oversized issue presents the best of the best in Superman stories!

    Featuring all-new art and stories by a ton of great artists and writers — including the first DC Comics story from Marvel Comics superstar BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS!

    In addition to the regular cover by fan-favorite JIM LEE, Action Comics #1000 will also feature these decades-spanning variant covers:

    STEVE RUDE (1930s)
    MICHAEL CHO (1940s)
    DAVE GIBBONS (1950s)
    MICHAEL ALLRED (1960s)
    JIM STERANKO (1970s)
    JOSHUA MIDDLETON (1980s)
    DAN JURGENS (1990s)
    LEE BERMEJO (2000s)
    ...PLUS A BLANK VARIANT COVER!

    This comic will be available on Wednesday, April 18th at 11am, while supplies last!

    * PLEASE NOTE: To ensure we are offering these comics to as many Guests as possible, all Guests will be limited to one copy of each cover. Thank you for your understanding!
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    Ratland

    This is a Kickstarter game that will only be avaliable while supplies last

    Make your rat clan the most powerful gang of the sewer!

    In Ratland, each player controls a rat clan and they will try to turn them into the most crowded one. To achieve such a task, you´ll have to outwit your opponents to get the most possible food you can, even if you have to snatch it from your neighbors! But beware, they will try to do the same to you.

    Thanos Rising: Avengers Infinity War

    Thanos Rising: Avengers Infinity War is a cooperative dice and card game for 2-4 players.

    In the game, players recruit heroes and assemble a team to face off against Thanos and his villainous forces in an effort to thwart him from accomplishing his master plan: Collecting all six Infinity Stones to power the Infinity Gauntlet and wreak havoc on the very fabric of reality. Building upon the strengths of the characters on their team, as well as other players, winning requires critical thinking and communication to reach a common goal.

    Halloween

    It's Halloween — time to haunt poor unfortunate humans who think the holiday is all fun and games, but wait until you unleash ghosts upon this little town. Use your knowledge and wit to summon ghosts, move them around town, scare people, and even fight other ghosts because only one demon lord can boast of being the scariest demon lord of them all.

    Halloween is a tactical game for 2 to 4 players in which you take on the role of a demon lord that controls the many ghosts on the board. Carefully plan your actions through a unique mechanism that allows you to manage multiple ghosts to try to outwit your opponents. Summon ghosts, move them round the board, fight other ghosts, or use one of the numerous action cards that can give you great tactical advantage.

    Black Souls

    Designer Inc's latest video game title Black Souls has achieved international success! Hailed as one of the toughest digital games ever, it has attracted millions of hardcore gamers. The secret behind this huge success lies not in just making an extremely difficult game. Anyone can do that. The true challenge lies in balancing it to be as difficult as possible, but still fair enough that the very best players can survive to the end. Alas, the game studio is heavily short staffed and the management is looking to hire one more Game Designer for developing more content in Black Souls.

    You have been given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be hired by Designer Inc as a level designer, an integral part of Black Souls' development team! As one of the finalist candidates, you must prove your designing skills under the judging eyes of your future employers in an 'Early Beta Access' trial to create a level that best reflects the spirit of Black Souls - a very difficult, yet fair game. A group of seasoned playtesters will be sent to try out your carefully designed level, and provide feedback on whether they like or dislike it at the end of the run. If the level is too easy, they would not feel challenged at all. If it is too hard, they would all be killed and find it unfair. Who will be the final candidate to be inducted into the ranks of Designer Inc?

    This is a uniquely themed game - A game about designing a game!

    Monopoly Gamer (Standard and Collectors Edition)

    It's the Monopoly game with a Nintendo twist as it joins forces with beloved Nintendo video game characters. Instead of standard Monopoly tokens, the game features Super Mario characters, each with their own special powers within gameplay. Play as Mario, Princess Peach, Yoshi, or Donkey Kong. Finish the game by defeating Bowser at the end! It's not just about money in this game; players earn points by buying Properties, collecting Coins, and beating Bosses. The player with the highest score wins the game.

    Features Nintendo's Super Mario characters
    Coins replace Monopoly money
    Power-up die activates special abilities
    Battle legendary Bosses
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    THE NEW INCREDIBLES TRAILER IS HERE!!!
    Disney Pixar has just released their latest trailer for The Incredibles II, and it looks like it is going to be more than worth the wait!!!

    The humor and action both really shine in this preview, and we can't wait for it to charge its way into theaters on June 15th!!!

    While you're waiting, be sure to stop by and see your friends at EC for lots of Disney and superhero books, comics, games, toys, collectibles, tchotchkes and more!!!

    ENJOY!!!Incredibles 2 Official Trailer #3 (2018) Disney Pixar Animated Movie HD Subscribe for more official Trailers, TV Spots, Movie Clips, Featurettes and exclusiv...
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    Marvel's newest series "Venomized" brings back your favorite symbiote as he and "Venomized" versions of your favorite heroes burst into action, and EC was there to celebrate the launch with Venom and Spidey himself!!!

    We gave out TWO free Venom comics, featuring Spider-Man, as well as some Venomized promos, a cool Funko raffel featuring the Spidey Marvel Collector Corps box, and of course, our friends form All Things Nerdy were here, along with Venom and Spidey for free pics and autographs!!!

    It was also a "warm up" day for Free Comic Book Day, which will be here at EC on Sat., May 5th, so we were able to give away lots of extra free comics!!!

    Thanks so much to everyone who "swung by" to see us!!!Marvel's newest series "Venomized" brings back your favorite symbiote as he and "Venomized" versions of your favorite heroes burst into action, and EC was there to celebrate the launch with Venom and Spidey himself!!!

    We gave out TWO free Venom comics, featuring Spider-Man, as well as some Venomized promos, a cool Funko raffel featuring the Spidey Marvel Collector Corps box, and of course, our friends form All Things Nerdy were here, along with Venom and Spidey for free pics and autographs!!!

    It was also a "warm up" day for Free Comic Book Day, which will be here at EC on Sat., May 5th, so we were able to give away lots of extra free comics!!!

    Thanks so much to everyone who "swung by" to see us!!!
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    Here are the comics and graphic novels that caught our attention in this month’s Previews!

    To ensure that you get these books when they arrive, please call the store at 727-398-2665, or email our Books & New Comics Merchant at comics@emeraldcitycomics.com, to reserve a copy!

    From the Previews Catalog #355, APRIL 2018 (for books arriving mainly in JUNE 2018)…

    www.previewsworld.com/catalog

    LIKELY STORIES HC
    DARK HORSE COMICS
    (W) Neil Gaiman, Mark Buckingham (A/CA) Mark Buckingham
    These dark and imaginative tales feature an odd and subtly linked world of bizarre venereal diseases, a creepy old woman who feasts on raw meat, a man obsessed with a skin model from a magazine, and a story within a story about ghosts.
    From Hugo, Eisner, Newbery, Harvey, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, and Nebula award-winning author Neil Gaiman and his longtime, Eisner award-winning collaborator Mark Buckingham (Fables) comes a graphic novel not to be missed!





    MAN OF STEEL #1
    DC COMICS
    (W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Joe Prado, Ivan Reis (CA) Miguelanxo Prado, Ivan Reis
    The highly anticipated six-issue weekly miniseries begins under the guiding hand of superstar writer Brian Michael Bendis!!!
    A new era begins for Superman as a threat from his earliest origins reemerges to destroy the Last Son of Krypton. As Superman struggles to come to grips with what has happened to his wife and son, he must also face a new threat that's determined to burn down Metropolis!

    UNEXPECTED #1
    DC COMICS
    (W) Steve Orlando (A) Ryan Sook, Cary Nord (CA) Ryan Sook
    In the aftermath of DARK NIGHTS: METAL, the DC Universe has been forever changed as new heroes are called out of the shadows. Amid this all is Janet Fals...Firebrand! Once a paramedic dedicated to saving lives, she must now start a fight once every 24 hours to feed the Conflict Engine that's replaced her heart. But Janet's heart isn't just a curse-it's a beacon, drawing out both the mysterious Neon the Unknown and the seductive, malevolent Bad Samaritan. One of them wants to cut out her heart, the other wants to save it-but neither of them knows the true danger hidden within that will kick off a superhero manhunt ranging from Thanagar to the deepest heart of the Dark Multiverse!

    LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN TEMPEST #1
    IDW - TOP SHELF
    (W) Alan Moore (A/CA) Kevin O'Neill
    After an epic twenty-year journey through the entirety of human culture, Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill conclude both their legendary League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and their equally legendary comic-book careers with the series' spectacular fourth and final volume, "The Tempest." This six-issue miniseries is a celebration of everything comics were, are and could be. Opening simultaneously in the panic-stricken headquarters of British Military Intelligence, the fabled Ayesha's lost African city of Kor and the domed citadel of 'We' on the devastated Earth of the year 2996, the dense and yet furiously-paced narrative hurtles like an express locomotive across the fictional globe. This is literally, and literarily, the story to end all stories. Here's how it begins. This is literally, and literarily, the story to end all stories. Here's how it begins.

    MAGIC ORDER #1
    IMAGE COMICS
    (W) Mark Millar (A/CA) Olivier Coipel
    We live in a world where we've never seen a monster, and The Magic Order is the reason we sleep safely in our beds. Magic meets the mob in THE MAGIC ORDER, as five families of magicians-sworn to protect our world for generations-must battle an enemy who's picking them off one by one. By day, they live among us as our neighbors, friends, and co-workers, but by night, they are the sorcerers, magicians, and wizards that protect us from the forces of darkness...unless the darkness gets them first. MARK MILLAR's first NETFLIX comic book, drawn by the incredible OLIVIER COIPEL (Amazing Spider-Man, Thor).

    THOR #1
    MARVEL COMICS
    (W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Michael Del Mundo
    JASON AARON & MIKE DEL MUNDO TAKE THE PRINCE OF ASGARD IN A WHOLE NEW DIRECTION!
    Thor Odinson has regained his mantle - and with it, a wild new world of trouble on his mighty hands! The artifacts of Asgard have been scattered across the earth, and to reclaim them, Thor will have to face some ugly truths. Like the production cost of hundreds of new hammers! And the Thunder God is going to need every last one of them if he's going to stop the unstoppable Juggernaut. Jason Aaron takes the Prince of Asgard in a whole new direction with YOUNG GUN artist Mike Del Mundo joining him at the helm! And don't miss the latest chapter of the King Thor saga with acclaimed BLACK BOLT artist Christian Ward, as the Thor of the far future encounters an old friend who's undergone some startling changes.





    SENTRY #1
    MARVEL COMICS
    (W) Jeff Lemire (A) Aaron Kim Jacinto (CA) Bryan Hitch
    THE GOLDEN GUARDIAN IS BACK! FRESH FROM THE PAGES OF DOCTOR STRANGE...
    ...but is that really such a good thing?
    The greatest hero that the Marvel Universe ever forgot has returned! The Sentry - shining sentinel with the power of a thousand exploding suns - is back from the dead, but his troubled mind is far from finding peace. By day, he trudges through a mundane life as Bob Reynolds; at night, the Sentry soars across a gleaming, perfect skyline. But how much of the Sentry's dual existence is real? And what of his dark other self, the Void?
    Jeff Lemire (MOON KNIGHT, Black Hammer) returns to Marvel and unites with Kim Jacinto (AVENGERS: NO SURRENDER) for this mind-bending series that will shake the Sentry, and the Marvel Universe, to its foundations.





    BY NIGHT #1
    BOOM! STUDIOS
    (W) John Allison (A/CA) Christine Larsen
    �Eisner-Award winning author John Allison (Giant Days) and artist Christine Larsen (Adventure Time) join forces for a story about coming home, discovering identity, and accidently smashing a hole to another dimension.
    Aspiring documentarian (and actual Chemistry major) Jane has recently reunited with her former best friend Heather, amateur urban explorer. When a trip into an abandoned industrial building leads them to another world, their plan begins to unfold.create a documentary about the world and become filthy, filthy rich. The other side of the portal is filled with monsters, magic and a chance for a whole new life. All they have to do is step through�...
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    CELEBRATE ACTION COMICS #1,000 WITH SUPERMAN... AND A WHOLE LOTTA VARIANTS!!!

    Join us at EC THIS SATURDAY for our Action Comics #1,000 Celebration With Superman at EC! event, where we'll have FREE Superman STICKERS at 11am!!!

    Plus, MEET SUPERMAN, LIVE & IN-PERSON for FREE PICS & AUTOGRAPHS from 11am-1pm & 3-5pm!! (Local cosplay actor)

    AND, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* the SUPERMAN CELEBRATION HARDCOVER and ALL EIGHT ACTION #1,000 VARIANTS from DC Comics!!!

    This Saturday ONLY, and ONLY at EC!!!
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    THE NEW "STAR WARS" TRAILER FOR HAN SOLO IS HERE!!!

    Disney/ Star Wars's latest, Solo: A Star Wars Story has finally gotten a new trailer, and it looks like they're pulling out all the stops!!!

    Have you got a bad feeling about this... or a good feeling?

    We'll all find out when the movie releases on May 25th!!

    In the meantime, your friends at EC have a galaxy-wide selection of Star Wars comics, books, games, toys, tchocthckes and collectibles just waiting for you to discover them!!!

    May the Force be with you!!! Enjoy!!!Watch the new trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story and see it in theaters May 25. Visit Star Wars at www.starwars.com Subscribe to Star Wars on YouTube...
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