GAMING IN OCTOBER 2017 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!

WED 10/04 – APPROACHING DAWN: THE WITCHING HOUR

Enter a brand-new world of witches and demons. In Approaching Dawn: The Witching Hour, players are coven members who are blood bound, meaning that what one witch does affects another member of the coven. Black magic begets corruption, which is given to other members; conversely, White magic can heal your own corruption. But both types of magic are used to bind and banish the demons, imps, fey, possessed animals, and warlocks entering our world.

Each witch starts with spells that they know, but throughout the game can gain corruption to learn new spells and get familiars and artifacts. But how they choose to use these new cards each hour — whether as Black or White magic — will determine the successful completion of the scene (mission).

In this cooperative card game, each scene (mission) determines the goal of the game. If the scenes are played in order, they form a story arc, but you can play any scene in any order.

Ken Shannon, the creator of the game, will be joining us to show us how to play!

 

 

SAT 10/07 – CITY OF HORROR

City of Horror is a backstabbing survival-horror game. As in classic zombie movies, a shambling horde is invading the city. The goal is to survive the assault. (Un)fortunately, surviving often means sacrificing some of your fellow players to the undead…

Each player controls several characters with different abilities; these characters can move to various limited-capacity locations, which they can then barricade and scavenge for items and weapons. Critical situations, such as zombies breaking in and eating a character, are resolved using a vote.

The basic game mechanisms are the same as in Mall of Horror (also designed by Nicolas Normandon), but City of Horror differs in both materials and game play in a number of ways: the city map changes each game, twenty characters are included, they can use antidotes (or die), action cards become scarce as the game goes on, you can gain points with stuff other than surviving characters…

 

 

WED 10/11 – DEAD OF WINTER

“Crossroads” is a new series from Plaid Hat Games that tests a group of survivors’ ability to work together and stay alive while facing crises and challenges from both outside and inside.

Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game, the first game in this series, puts 2-5 players in a small, weakened colony of survivors in a world where most of humanity is either dead or diseased, flesh-craving monsters. Each player leads a faction of survivors with dozens of different characters in the game.

Dead of Winter is a meta-cooperative psychological survival game. This means players are working together toward one common victory condition — but for each individual player to achieve victory, he must also complete his personal secret objective. This secret objective could relate to a psychological tick that’s fairly harmless to most others in the colony, a dangerous obsession that could put the main objective at risk, a desire for sabotage of the main mission, or (worst of all) vengeance against the colony! Certain games could end with all players winning, some winning and some losing, or all players losing. Work toward the group’s goal, but don’t get walked all over by a loudmouth who’s looking out only for his own interests!

Dead of Winter is an experience that can be accomplished only through the medium of tabletop games. It’s a story-centric game about surviving through a harsh winter in an apocalyptic world. The survivors are all dealing with their own psychological imperatives, but must still find a way to work together to fight off outside threats, resolve crises, find food and supplies, and keep the colony’s morale up.

Dead of Winter has players making frequent, difficult, heavily- thematic, wildly-varying decisions that often have them deciding between what is best for the colony and what is best for themselves.

 

 

SAT 10/14- BETRAYAL AT BALDUR’S GATE

The shadow of Bhaal has come over Baldur’s Gate, summoning monsters and other horrors from the darkness!

As you build and explore the iconic city’s dark alleys and deadly catacombs, you must work with your fellow adventurers to survive the terrors ahead. That is, until some horrific evil turns one — or possibly more — of you against each other. Was it a mind flayer’s psionic blast or the whisperings of a deranged ghost that caused your allies to turn traitor? You have no choice but to keep your enemies close!

Based on the award-winning Betrayal at House on the Hill board game, in Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate you’ll return to Baldur’s Gate again and again thanks to the fifty included scenarios only to discover it’s never the same game twice.

Can you and your party survive the madness, or will you succumb to the mayhem and split (or slaughter!) the party?

 

 

WED 10/18 – CAMPY CREATURES

Players are mad scientist in need of precious mortals for future experiments. Rather than getting your hands dirty, your army of campy creatures awaits to do your bidding. Capture the most valuable mortals over the course of three nights to win. But be warned — the mortals won’t go down without a fight.

Campy Creatures is a ghoulish game of bluffing, deduction, and set collection for 2-5 players. Players begin each round with the same hand of creatures. Their goal is to capture valuable mortals by outguessing their opponents with the creatures they play. Each player has perfect information at the start, so knowing what a person might do in a particular situation is key.

 

 

SAT 10/21 – RAXXON

Raxxon is a 1-4 player cooperative card game set in the Dead of Winter universe at the start of the zombie apocalypse. Players each choose one of six different specialists assisting Raxxon with the evacuation of healthy citizens from among the sick. Citizens take the form of face-down square cards in a grid. Through game actions, these can be flipped to reveal whether they are sick or healthy. There are various types of sick and healthy cards, each triggering different effects when flipped or killed. Flip too many Chaotic sick and you’ll add more citizens to the crowd, or even end the round prematurely. Killing off the healthy can have similar negative effects.

Each round begins by creating a crowd – a grid of citizens from the citizen deck. Players take turns performing one action at a time after resolving any consequences marked on their character sheet. Character actions are powerful effects (kill, quarantine, evacuate, etc) that interact spatially with the crowd (killing a row or column, evacuating one card and adjacent cards of your choice) and have stacking consequences. At the start of each turn, a player must resolve all their consequences from previous turns (flip citizens, add citizens, infect citizens, lose evacuated citizens, etc) before performing another action – and adding another consequence. Some consequences require players to draw Raxxon cards. Much like Crossroads cards from Dead of Winter, Raxxon cards feature stories relating to characters in play. Many have multiple parts with different outcomes depending on the choices players make. Often, the choices that make the game easier also grants power to the Raxxon corporation which can lead to defeat. Consequences don’t clear until that player passes for the round.

Once all players have passed, the citizen deck is rebuilt using remaining cards in the deck, the discard, new sick citizens, loosely quarantined citizens, and any cards still in the grid. The deck is shuffled and used to create a new crowd at the start of the next round. Players win when all healthy citizens are evacuated. Players lose if the infection deck runs out (the deck of only sick people added to the citizen deck each round) or Raxxon maxes out on power and takes over the city.

 

 

WED 10/25 – ZOMBIE DICE

Eat brains. Don’t get shotgunned.

In Zombie Dice, you are a zombie. You want braaains – more brains than any of your zombie buddies. The 13 custom dice are your victims. Push your luck to eat their brains, but stop rolling before the shotgun blasts end your turn! Whoever collects 13 brains first wins. Each game takes 10 to 20 minutes and can be taught in a single round.

Each turn, you take three dice from the box and roll them. A brain symbol is worth one point at the end of the round, while footsteps allow you to reroll this particular dice. Shotgun blasts on the other hand are rather bad, cause if you collect three shotgun blasts during your turn, it is over for you and you get no points. After rolling three dice, you may decide if you want to score your current brain collection or if you want to push your luck by grabbing new dice so you have three again and roll once more.

 

 

SAT 10/28 – LAST FRIDAY

Last Friday is a hidden movement, hunting and deduction board game, inspired by the popular “slasher” horror movie genre. In the role of young campers, the players are challenged to survive a long weekend of terror – while one of them takes the role of the undying psychopath hiding in the shadows of the forest. In general, the murderer’s goal is to remain hidden and to kill off each of the campers, while the campers are trying to fight back and kill the murderer before they are all killed.

The game is played over four chapters — Arrival at the Camp, The Chase, The Massacre, and The Final Chapter — and each chapter plays out differently as the hunter becomes the prey, then comes back from the dead looking for revenge.

 

 

Here are even more gaming events throughout the month!

 

SUN 10/15 – VERSUS SYSTEM 2PCG TOURNAMENT 1-4pm!
The Vs. System 2PCG is a card game where 2-4 players each build a deck of Characters, Plot Twists, and Locations, and try to knock out their opponents. Each Vs. System set comes with a full playset of cards so you’ll have everything you need to play the full game right out of the box. If you never played the original Vs. System, don’t worry: You’ll pick it up fast. And If you’ve played original Vs. you’ll find that some parts of the game have been streamlined or changed in order to make it easier to learn, faster to play, and more fun to battle.

Each player starts with a Main Character such as Iron Man, Star-Lord, or Thanos. During the game you’ll play resources and recruit Supporting Characters. You’ll organize your formation between your Front and Back Rows, and you’ll make solo and team attacks against your foes in order to stun and KO them. You’ll play Plot Twists to enhance your team or hurt your opponent’s. You’ll use your Locations to activate your team’s Super Powers. Your Main Character will earn Experience Points and Level Up to dominate the battlefield. Finally, you’ll KO your opponent’s Main Character (or they’ll KO yours).

 

FRI 10/20 – LEGEND OF THE FIVE RINGS RELEASE PARTY 6-9pm!

To celebrate the launch of Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game, Emerald City Comics invites you to a Release Party!!!

Legend of the Five Rings releases October 5th, which gives players plenty of time to grab a core set and get playing!!!

This friendly open play environment is a great place to try out decks for each clan you favor and to choose which you will dedicate yourself.

Each player should purchase a Core Set and build 30-card Dynasty and Conflict decks. Learn how to play among your fellow samurai, and get some experience with the various strategies and options available to you.

Fantastic prizes await samurai who accept the challenge and learn the skills to overcome the enemies of their clan!

Each participant recieves a lanyard, badge, and clan sticker sheet. Create your samurai name and show your clan loyalty!

Seven random participants will receive a textless, extended art clan champion prize card!!!

 

ALL BUT 3RD FRIDAY – HEROCLIX MINIATURES GAME 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!

 

EVERY SUNDAY – POKÉMON YOUTH LEAGUE 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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    DRAGONFIRE DBG

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    RICK AND MORTY DBG: CLOSE RICK-COUNTERS OF THE RICK KIND

    Based on the episode "Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind," in Rick and Morty: Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind Deck-Building Game players play as and against different versions of Rick by building a better deck than their opponents.

    The deck-building game is built on Cryptozoic's Cerberus Engine as various versions of Rick serve as both players' oversized Hero cards and the Villainous Council of Ricks. Each player's deck starts with the following cards: seven Genius Waves cards that give you Power, one Beth, one Jerry, and one Summer. The Beth, Jerry, and Summer cards do nothing, but can activate other cards. The "Kick" stack in other Cerberus games is now the Portal Gun stack. The Portal Gun activates the Portal deck, which transports a player's hero to a random location from the episode or other popular places from the series. That player may then utilize that location during their turn and has the option of paying the cost of the location to put it into their deck.

    CAMPY CREAUTRES

    Players are mad scientist in need of precious mortals for future experiments. Rather than getting your hands dirty, your army of campy creatures awaits to do your bidding. Capture the most valuable mortals over the course of three nights to win. But be warned — the mortals won't go down without a fight.

    Campy Creatures is a ghoulish game of bluffing, deduction, and set collection for 2-5 players. Players begin each round with the same hand of creatures. Their goal is to capture valuable mortals by outguessing their opponents with the creatures they play. Each player has perfect information at the start, so knowing what a person might do in a particular situation is key.

    BASTION

    The castle is besieged! Hordes of monsters gather near the ancient walls and are about to smash open the castle gates. Mountain giants trample the fields, fire riders burn the surrounding settlements, and the ice dragon has nested on top of the citadel tower, horrifying the minds of the inhabitants of the bastion. Only a squad of stubborn heroes stands between the enemies and their ultimate victory.

    Bastion is a cooperative castle defense game set in the Berserk universe, with 1 to 4 players taking on the roles of magical castle defenders. The castle is located in the center of the game board and is menaced by a great variety of invading enemies: dangerous beasts, ferocious warriors, terrible monsters, giants, mages, and even mighty dragons.

    You will travel the bastion districts, draw energy from sources of magic, build obelisks, bombard the enemies by magical devices and learn new spells. You will be gathering specific mana that is required to defeat each of the invaders. Victories allow castle defenders to gain new abilities, build powerful artifacts, and perform magic rituals.

    To defeat a monster you usually must travel to its location and spend a specific amount of mana of a required color. Each defeated monster provides you with a new spell. The tougher the defeated enemy, the better spell you will get. Castle defenders should try to be as efficient as possible. If you take too many actions to defeat your threats, the bastion will fall.

    Bastion is a cooperative adventure: you either defend the city by concerted efforts or it will fall under the pressure of the attacking hordes. Bastion is a highly customizable and replayable game. There are several scenarios and difficulty settings in the rules, along with the solo mode.

    TWILIGHT IMPERIUM

    Twilight Imperium (Fourth Edition) is a game of galactic conquest in which three to six players take on the role of one of seventeen factions vying for galactic domination through military might, political maneuvering, and economic bargaining. Every faction offers a completely different play experience, from the wormhole-hopping Ghosts of Creuss to the Emirates of Hacan, masters of trade and economics. These seventeen races are offered many paths to victory, but only one may sit upon the throne of Mecatol Rex as the new masters of the galaxy.

    No two games of Twilight Imperium are ever identical. At the start of each galactic age, the game a board is uniquely and strategically constructed using 51 galaxy tiles that feature everything from lush new planets and supernovas to asteroid fields and gravity rifts. Players are dealt a hand of these tiles and take turns creating the galaxy around Mecatol Rex, the capital planet seated in the center of the board. An ion storm may block your race from progressing through the galaxy while a fortuitously placed gravity rift may protect you from your closest foes. The galaxy is yours to both craft and dominate.

    A round of Twilight Imperium begins with players selecting one of eight strategy cards that both determine player order and give their owner a unique strategic action for that round. These may do anything from providing additional command tokens to allowing a player to control trade throughout the galaxy. After these roles are selected, players take turns moving their fleets from system to system, claiming new planets for their empire, and engaging in warfare and trade with other factions. At the end of a turn, players gather in a grand council to pass new laws and agendas, shaking up the game in unpredictable ways.

    After every player has passed their turn, players move up the victory track by checking to see whether they have completed any objectives throughout the turn and scoring them. Objectives are determined by setting up ten public objective cards at the start of each game, then gradually revealing them with every round. Every player also chooses between two random secret objectives at the start of the game, providing victory points achievable only by the holder of that objective. These objectives can be anything from researching new technologies to taking your neighbor's home system. At the end of every turn, a player can claim one public objective and one secret objective. As play continues, more of these objectives are revealed and more secret objectives are dealt out, giving players dynamically changing goals throughout the game. Play continues until a player reaches ten victory points.

    RICHARD THE LIONHEART

    The Crusades have summoned Richard the Lionheart to the Middle East. Back home in England, John Lackland is trying to consolidate his power, recruiting the Sheriff of Nottingham to his side. Opposing them is Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men. What will be left of Richard's Kingdom when the Crusades are over?

    In Richard the Lionheart, players ally themselves either with Robin Hood or John Lackland. They travel across England, trying to earn prestige points and influence the Crusades from afar. At the end of the game, Richard will return to what's left of his kingdom...if he returns at all. At this time, the player who has earned the most prestige wins.
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    DRAGONFIRE DBG Dragonfire is a cooperative deck-building game set within the world of Dungeons & Dragons. Players choose from a number of races — from dwarf to elf, half-orc to human — while assuming the quintessential roles of cleric, rogue, fighter, and wizard. Equipped with weapons, spells, ...

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    EC Book Club – Mister Miracle by Jack Kirby TP! is Tuesday, December 5th in our Events Room!

    The EC Book Club meets the FIRST TUESDAY of the month from 7-8 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!

    We felt that Kirby's Mister Miracle deserved a special introduction, so we added a BONUS "Comics 101" slideshow to the end of our last meeting!
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    @[1995472154062146:844:EC Book Club – Mister Miracle by Jack Kirby TP!] is Tuesday, December 5th in our Events Room! The EC Book Club meets the FIRST TUESDAY of the month from 7-8 pm to chat about the featured book. We usually begin each meeting with a "Comics 101" slideshow giving some histo...

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    ECBC: Comics recommendations by “Doctor Vince”! 11/15/17

    “Doctor Vince” is a rocket scientist by day, and an EC Book Club (ECBC) moderator by night! EC Book Club – Mister Miracle by Jack Kirby TP! is our next ECBC meeting.

    Here are the comics and graphic novels that caught his attention in this month’s Previews (in addition to his usual pull list). To ensure that you get these books when they arrive, please call the store at 727-398-2665 or email our Books & New Comics Merchant at stephanie@emeraldcitycomics.com, to reserve a copy!

    From the Previews Catalog #350, November 2017 (for books arriving mainly in January 2018)…


    “The late Len Wein, co-creator of Swamp Thing, was working on a new horror series with art by Kelley Jones…”

    Swamp Thing Winter Special #1 (page 75) – The 1970s saw the rise of the weird/anti-hero, and among the best of these was the Swamp Thing. Both of his creators, Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson, have passed away, but this 80 page one-shot promises to be a fitting homage to them. Not only is Len Wein’s final script included, but also Kelley Jones artwork for it (example above), and a brand new 48 page story by super-star writer Tom King and illustrated by Jason Fabok.

    ($7.99)


    The EC Comics story “Master Race” is an undisputed masterpiece of comics art.

    Master Race and Other Stories HC (page 346) – A hardcover anthology of short stories drawn by Bernie Krigstein and a treasure for any serious student of comics art history. Krigstein was a virtuoso of expressive drawing, story pacing, and the graphic depiction of time and motion in service of building psychological tension. This collection includes most of his best work, including a lyrical adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s “The Flying Machine.”

    ($29.99)
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    THE NEW DEADPOOL TEASER IS HERE!!!

    DC Comics / Warner Bros. Pictures' long-awaited Justice League movie hits theaters this weekend, but the folks at Marvel Studios / 20th Century Fox don't want you to forget that there's a little film called Deadpool Movie 2 oozing its way into theaters next year, and they're getting your attention in typical fashion!!!

    Ryan Reynolds does a hilarious take on "The Joy of Painting" with Bob Ross, and it is DEFINITELY NOT SAFE FOR WORK, but when you're done giggling, there are some quick clips of what's to come, and it makes this rude interruption from Marvel's Merc With a Mouth, er... "Justified".

    While you're waiting for these sure-fire hit movies, you can stop by and see your friends at EC for all things Justice League, Deadpool and more... including Bob Ross Pop! Vinyls from Funko, so come see us today!!!
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    Marvel and Sony Pictures' Spider-Man: Homecoming was a HUGE summer hit, and we were totes excited when the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)'s summer blockbuster arrived on BluRay and DVD!!!

    We were also super-excited to hear that our friend Joe Pruett from AfterShock Comics was in town!!! He was here to promote their amazing... spectacular... (see what we did there...?) comics, featuring some epic story-telling and mesmerizing artwork!!!

    Of course, there were free Spider-Man comics, FOOM! magazines, and TWO raffles; one for a collection of Aftershock comics and a tee shirt, and the other for a Spidey Fan Pack, that included the Homecoming Marvel Collector Corps box from Funko!!!

    Thanks to everyone who swung in to be part of our day!!! With great power comes great FUN at Emerald City Comics!!!
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    @[6883542487:274:Marvel] and @[7695091930:274:Sony Pictures]' @[101198429956076:274:Spider-Man]: Homecoming was a HUGE summer hit, and we were totes excited when the @[116895015024405:274:Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)]'s summer blockbuster arrived on BluRay and DVD!!! We were also super-excited ...

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    Twilight Imperium Fourth Edition will be here Thursday, November 16th!!!

    On release day, the first 4 Guests who purchase Twilight Imperium Fourth Edition will also receive the Twilight Imperium Fourth Edition rulebooks bound together in a single volume hardback book, and two beautiful limited edition 11 x 17" art prints, with special commemorative branding that showcases twenty years of exacting world building and gorgeous design work that has brought this vibrant universe to life!!!
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    WATCH OUT, JUSTICE LEAGUE... KIMMEL KOMICS IS "ALL IN", TOO!!!

    As excited as we are about this week's Justice League premiere from DC Comics and Warner Bros. Pictures, we have to admit that we're super-stoked for Ben Affleck - Actor's OTHER superhero blockbuster from J. J. Abrams!!!

    The trailer for "The Terrific Ten" made its debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live!!! It's based on characters he created, and, well... okay, this ISN'T a real thing, but this "trailer" IS pretty hilarious and we'll admit we would watch the HECK out of this if it was an actual movie!!!

    If, however, you're interested in teaming up with someone who is TRULY full of talent and imagination, you won't want to miss our Local Comic Shop Day with Mike Maihack at EC! THIS SATURDAY, where you can meet one of our favorite artists, Mike Maihack!!! The "Cleopatra In Space" author will be here selling his amazing prints, which will make an excellent gift for the holidays!!! (Then, of course, you can go see Justice League afterwards!)

    ENJOY!!!
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    We are one of the 561 storefronts participating in Local Comic Shop Day® this year!

    Be here by 11am on Saturday, November 18th for your best chance at the rarest items! Free all-day raffle for a 'Local Comic Shop Day FAN PACK'!!!
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    On Saturday, November 18th - visit your Local Comic Shop! UNIQUE, LIMITED AND EXCLUSIVE comics and graphic novels. These items are ONLY AVAILABLE AT 561 stores worldwide on Local Comic Shop Day® localcomicshopday.com/participating-stores/ Local Comic Shop Day® celebrates locally owned ind...

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    Local Comic Shop Day is an annual event that brings attention to locally-owned, independent comic book stores, and EC is excited to host this event once again!!! Join us for a day of fun like no other!!!

    Plus, we're celebrating the release of the new Justice League movie, in preparation for our BIG Justice League event next Saturday!!!

    On Saturday, Nov. 18th, the FIRST 50 GUESTS at 11am will receive
    a FREE "IDW Publishing: The 50" PROMO MAGAZINE!!!

    And, the FIRST 100 Adults will receive a FREE "SECRET WEAPONS" #1 COMIC from Valiant!!! (Rated T+; we'll have FREE ALL AGES comics available for kids!)

    SAVE 10% ALL DAY on ALL BOOKS, GRAPHIC NOVELS, TRADE PAPERBACKS, and VINTAGE COMICS!!!

    AND shop for SPECIAL LCSD EXCLUSIVE ITEMS!!! (Quantities are very limited!)

    PLUS, SAVE 10% on ALL "JUSTICE LEAGUE" TITLED TOYS & GAMES, ALL DAY!!!

    MEET "CLEOPATRA IN SPACE" writer/artist Mike Maihack from 11a-2pm**!!!!

    All Things Nerdy will be hosting EC GAME DAY: MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS from Noon-2pm!!!

    PLUS, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE RAFFLE for a chance to win an LCSD Fan Pack!!!

    The Fan Pack includes: 1 Rick and Morty Double-Size Treasury Edition comic, 1 Calexit: The Comic Book Bandana, 1 Captain America #695 LCSD Variant, 1 Justice League Vs. Suicide Squad #1 LCSD Variant, 1 Maestros Comic #1 LCSD Variant, 1 First Strike #1 LCSD Variant, 1 Sherlock Frankenstein LCSD Variant, 1 Star Wars Adventures LCSD Variant, 1 Tales From Johnny Wander LCSD Variant!, and 1 Bloodshot promo poster!!
    (Because of the "Mature" nature of some of the books in this collection, ALL raffle entrants MUST be 18 years of age or over!!!)

    ALL KIDS can enter our FREE RAFFLE for a chance to win a DC Comics Awesome Activities for Kids book!!!

    All raffle winners will be called on Monday, Nov. 20th!
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    Local Comic Shop Day with Mike Maihack at EC!

    November 18, 2017, 11:00am - November 18, 2017, 9:00pm

    Local Comic Shop Day is an annual event that brings attention to locally-owned, independent comic book stores, and EC is excited to host this event once again!!! Join us for a day of fun like no other!!! Plus, we're celebrating the release of the new Justice League movie, in preparation for our BI...

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