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ALL NEW GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Gerry Duggan (A/CA) Aaron Kuder
A NEW ERA OF COSMIC ADVENTURE BEGINS HERE!
Double ships every month!
The Guardians of the Galaxy have taken off into space once more, on their biggest and weirdest misadventures yet! Kicking things off with the biggest heist they’ve ever tried, we join Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon and company as they blast their way through the galaxy, the peacekeepers of the Nova Corps hot on their tails. And once they find themselves caught in a war between The Collector and The Grandmaster, there will hardly be time to explain why Groot can’t grow any bigger, what Gamora is searching for or why Drax has sworn off violence! But don’t worry, we will – with a new twice-monthly schedule, All-New Guardians of the Galaxy has space for ALL your Marvel Cosmic needs!
Rated T+

 


BANE CONQUEST #1 (OF 12)
DC COMICS
(W) Chuck Dixon (A/CA) Graham Nolan
The co-creators of Bane make a triumphant return to the character, with a twelve-issue series that will push him to the limit! Bane is seeking to create a global criminal empire with the help of his original gang, Bird, Trogg, and Zombie. The Man Who Broke The Bat moves beyond Gotham to find new cities to conquer and new enemies to crush. He won’t stop until he stands at the top of the world of crime! For Bane, it’s all about CONQUEST.
RATED T+


BATMAN #22 (THE BUTTON)
DC COMICS
(W) Tom King (A/CA) Jason Fabok
THE BUTTON” part three! The cataclysmic events of DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1 continue here! The Dark Knight and The Fastest Man Alive, the two greatest detectives on any world, unite to explore the mystery behind a certain blood-stained smiley button embedded in the Batcave wall. What starts as a simple investigation turns deadly when the secrets of the button prove irresistible to an unwelcome third party-and it’s not who anyone suspects! It’s a mystery woven through time, and the ticking clock starts here!
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers

 


BLACK BOLT #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Saladin Ahmed (A/CA) Christian Ward
THE KING OF THE INHUMANS’ FIRST SOLO SERIES!
Black Bolt imprisoned! But by who? And where exactly? The answers to both will shock you! But to learn those answers, Black Bolt must first win a fight to the death with a fellow inmate – The Absorbing Man! Award-winning science fiction writer Saladin Ahmed (Throne of the Crescent Moon) crafts a story as trippy as it is action-packed, with truly mind-bending art from the one and only Christian Ward!
Rated T+

 


JEAN GREY #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Dennis Hopeless (A) Victor Ibanez (CA) David Yardin
When a teenage JEAN GREY traveled through time and arrived in the present, she learned the terrible fate that befell her predecessor: Possessed by a cosmic entity called the Phoenix, Jean was trapped in an endless cycle of life and death. Determined to escape that future, Jean set out to write her own destiny. But now, she’s visited by a premonition that the Phoenix is coming for her…and in this new ongoing series by DENNIS HOPELESS (ALL-NEW X-MEN, SPIDER-WOMAN, X-MEN: SEASON ONE) and VICTOR IBANEZ (EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN, STORM), she’s going to fight tooth and nail to escape becoming its next victim!
Rated T+

 


SECRET EMPIRE #1 (OF 9)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Nick Spender (A) Steve McNiven (CA) Mark Brooks
It’s been building for months, across a bevy of titles! But now, the moment has arrived for Steve Rogers to step into the light and declare his allegiance to Hydra! How can the heroes of the Marvel Universe cope with this shattering betrayal by the most trusted figure among them? And what will this mean for the world? The map of the Marvel Universe changes in ways nobody will expect – TRUST THE SECRET EMPIRE!
Rated T+

 

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AMAZING WORLD GUMBALL ORIGINAL GN VOL 03 RECIPE DISASTER
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Megan Brennan, Kate Sherron (A) Katy Farina, Kate Sherron (CA) Katy Farina
In this third original graphic novel of The Amazing World of Gumball, Darwin and Richard love the Annual Elmore Bake-Off, and this year, they finally remembered to sign up. But when a Gumball from the future travels back in time to warn Anais and present-day Gumball of the repercussions of beating the current champion Bobert, they’re faced with a choice: let Darwin and Mr. Dad follow their dreams…or save the world.

 


DRAGON BALL SUPER GN VOL 01
VIZ MEDIA LLC
(W) Akira Toriyama (A/CA) Toyotarou
By Toyotarou, Story by Akira Toriyama
Synopsis    Having defeated Boo, Goku is starting to get bored with his life on Earth. His wife, Chi-chi, wants him to get a job, but all he wants to do is train and fight stronger enemies. Elsewhere in the universe, the God of Destruction, Beerus, and his attendant Whis are traveling from planet to planet in search of food and entertainment. After blowing up some hapless victims, Beerus is reminded of a man from his dreams with the moniker “Super Saiyan God,” or something like that… The God of Destruction sets his sights on Earth to track down this mysterious man! Maybe this will give Goku something to do?

 


LADY MECHANIKA TP VOL 03 LOST BOYS OF WEST ABBEY
BENITEZ PRODUCTIONS
(W) M. M. Chen (A) Joe Benitez & Various (CA) Joe Benitez
Lady Mechanika’s investigation into the murders of “undesirable” children in Mechanika City triggers an unexpected reaction from her subconscious self. But are they truly lost memories finally surfacing after so many years, or just simple nightmares? And what connection does the killer have to Lady Mechanika’s past? Collects the complete third Lady Mechanika mini-series, The Lost Boys of West Abbey, including extra pages which were not published in the original comic books.

 


WONDER WOMAN TP VOL 02 YEAR ONE (REBIRTH)
DC COMICS
(W) Greg Rucka (A) Nicola Scott, Bilquis Evely (CA) Nicola Scott
The team of writer Greg Rucka and artist Nicola Scott weave the definitive and shocking tale of Diana’s first year as Earth’s protector. Paradise has been breached, Ares stirs and the Amazons must answer with a champion of their own…one who is willing to sacrifice her home among her sisters to save a world she has never seen. Wonder Woman’s journey begins in this epic origin story! Collects WONDER WOMAN #2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 and 14.

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    Take the skies with Saw Gerrera and his renegades with the Saws Renegades Expansion Pack! In this expansion, youll find two ship miniaturesa U-wing and a T-65 X-wing, both pre-painted in the stunning black-and-white paint scheme of Saw Gerreras freedom fighters. With these ten ship cards and fifteen upgrade cards, plus the maneuver dials, tokens, and rules included in this expansion pack, the Saws Renegades Expansion Pack gives you everything that you need to take the fight to the Empire!

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    Deadpool has a LOT of friends, so we got visits from Supergirl, Black Cat and more!!! Who knew such a smart-alec could be so popular?!?

    Check out these pics from the event, but we will give a word of WARNING!!! These ARE pics form a DEADPOOL event, so some of the pics are a little more "grown up" than what you'll usually see at our events! There's definitely a PG-13 vibe here, so proceed with caution!!!

    If you still can't get enough Deadpool, stop by and see your friends at EC for the best in Deadpool books, comics, games, toys, collectibles, tchotchkes and more!!!20th Century Fox and Marvel's second Deadpool Movie has been a massive hit!!! So, of course, EC hosted a special (and morally questionable) day in his honor!!!

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    Welcome to Battlebond, where competitors battle in pairs. Recruit a trusted partner and fight shoulder-to-shoulder, hand-in-hand, or back-to-back for glory and the roar of the crowd! Forge an unbreakable bond with your combat companion and claim your place in the pantheon of champions!

    UNLOCK! SERIES 3

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    PROWLERS PASSAGE

    In the heart of the sleeping city, there lies incredible wealth. The city gates are well guarded, but no one is watching what’s under their feet. The dead of night provides just enough cover for you to tunnel your way to untold riches and plunder the city from within. But you must act quickly, because a rival thief has the same plan.

    In Prowler’s Passage, you and your rival burrow into the city through a network of underground passages to grab valuable items while attempting to gain control of key districts. Steal the best items, create the longest passages, and control districts to become the premier prowler!

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    MULTIUNIVERSUM

    You’re part of a team of brilliant scientists working on the super secret lab: CERN. While experimenting with teletransportation your team came across a wonderful discovery: portals to new dimensions!

    Just imagine! Once a portal is open a whole new magical dimension is suddenly very close. All you need to do is take one step forward and you're there.

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    Multiuniversum is a card game puzzle in which players use actions on their cards to do research, move between 5 modules of the Hadron Collider, preparing tools so they can close portals to alternative realities.

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    When the player closes a portal he gets a sample from this universe (allows player to get bonus points) and knowledge points - described on card.

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    THE NEW HALLOWEEN TRAILER IS HERE!!! BOO!!!

    In a world of reboots, re-imaginings and retcons, no one would blame you for rolling your eyes at yet another Hollywood makeover of a beloved classic!

    This time, however, we're feeling chills - in a good way - about Blumhouse Productions,Universal Studios, and Miramax's upcoming Halloween Movie!!!

    It has Director John Carpenter's blessing, (he and Jamie Lee Curtis are exec-producing), the script is co-written by Danny McBride (actor), and Jamie Lee Curtis reprises her role as Laurie Strode... and she's going to put an end to Halloween Michael Myers once and for all!!!

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    Tune in tonight to FOX 13 News - Tampa Bay at 10pm to see Barry Wong's profile on Emerald City Comics!!!

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