BETTIE PAGE RAFFLE!!!


Wednesday, June 6th from 11am to 8pm

She’s a pop culture icon, and now she’s a comic book star, too!!! The fabulous Bettie Page stars in her own comic series, and now the first run from Dynamite is collected in this first-volume, full-color graphic novel!!!

On Wednesday, June 6th, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* a FREE “BETTIE PAGE, VOL. 1: BETTIE IN HOLLYWOOD” PAPERBACK from DYNAMITE!!!
(2018; 104 pgs., Rated T+)

The winner will be called on Thursday, June 7th!

* 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. One entry per person, please. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 6/1/18

A lot of nice collections have come in over the past week or so.

Here you’ll find just a small representation of some of our recent arrivals — the very tip of a very collectible iceberg…

 

Amazing Spider-Man #300, first appearance of Venom, CBCS Verified Signature 9.4 (Near Mint) signed by Todd McFarlane, $850.

 

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GAMING IN JUNE 2018 AT EC!

Every Wednesday from 6 – 8pm, EC and All Things Nerdy host “EC Game Night” where you can Learn & Play, where our friendly and patient friends from All Things Nerdy will teach you the game and answer your questions! Then you can join us for Open Play of the featured game, or any of our gaming demos!

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

 

 

JURASSIC PARK DANGER – 6/2

The first visitors have arrived at Jurassic Park to see its miraculous dinosaurs firsthand, but chaos has hit Isla Nublar: The power is out, and the prehistoric creatures are on the hunt!

In Jurassic Park: Danger! Adventure Strategy Game, one player controls the T. Rex, Dilophosaurus, and Velociraptor, prowling through the jungle to attack the humans. The other players team up as characters from the classic movie, struggling to get Jurassic Park back online and escape the island before they fall prey to old-time predators!

 

 

LUCIDITY: SIX-SIDED NIGHTMARE – 6/5

Lucidity: Six-sided Nightmares is a press-your-luck dice collection and manipulation game for 2–4 players. It takes less than a minute to learn and 20–30 minutes to play.

Whenever you close your eyes, you fall into the dream realm: a world of vivid hallucinations and dark monsters. You must use your wits to draw power from the dream realm and break its hold on you, before the monsters can track you down and consume you!

Each turn, you randomly draw a number of dice from a shared bag. This represents the dreams you will encounter this turn. Return two to the bag to represent your chosen path through the dream realm and roll the remainder. After you have suffered the effects of your roll, you must choose whether to rest (and clear your card of one or two dreams) or press on and try your luck on another turn – going deeper and rolling more dice every time you do so.

You win by collecting 15 power symbols on your rolled dice – freeing yourself from the dream world’s grasp. But if you collect too many of the wrong symbols, you may find yourself twisted and turned by the monsters, until you too become a dreaded Nightmare. Or something’s dinner.

Should you become a Nightmare, your game completely changes. You can still win, but only by consuming the dreams of the remaining Dreamers, or sending minions after them to prevent them from becoming more powerful than you. If nobody has escaped by the end of the game, the most powerful Nightmare is the victor.

Without dreams, you cannot win. But without control, you risk becoming that which you fear most.

Or maybe that was your plan all along.

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New Books & Comics recommendations! 5/30/18

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 #357, JUNE 2018 (for books arriving mainly in AUGUST 2018)…

 

SANDMAN UNIVERSE #1
DC COMICS
(W) Si Spurrier & Various (A) Bilquis Evely & Various (CA) Jae Lee
From the mind of New York Times #1 bestselling author Neil Gaiman comes a new world filled with dreams, nightmares and wonderful characters living together in a shared universe for a new story unlike anything we’ve ever seen before.
A rift between worlds has opened, revealing a space beyond the Dreaming. Meanwhile, a book from Lucien’s library is discovered by a group of children in the waking world where it should not exist. Lucien calls for Matthew the Raven to seek out their master, Daniel, Lord of Dreams.
As Matthew flies across the Waking World and others, he finds a young boy named Timothy Hunter who, in his dreams, has become the world’s most powerful magician-but in his nightmares he is the world’s greatest villain. A new House has appeared in the realm of the Dreaming: the House of Whispers, with its proprietor, a fortune-teller called Erzulie. And elsewhere, Lucifer has fallen again, only this time he might be trapped in a Hell of his own design.
Spiraling out of this special issue will be four all-new series set in the Sandman Universe. It all starts here!

 

 

PEARL #1
DC COMICS
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Michael Gaydos
From the Peabody Award-winning creators of Jessica Jones comes a brand-new creation. PEARL is the story of an exceptional tattoo artist and accidental assassin for one of the modern-day San Francisco Yakuza.
She was born into one life, but another is calling to her. When Pearl accidentally meets one of her peers, her doppelgänger from another clan, she starts to dream of a better life. But Pearl has a very special ability that keeps pulling her back into the violent world she is desperate to escape.
PEARL is a major series launch from writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Michael Gaydos that features their first brand-new original character since Jessica Jones. Fans of the Jessica Jones comic and TV show will be thrilled and delighted by this bold new direction the creative team has taken.

 

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New Toys & Collectibles for 5/30/2018!

 

DC GALLERY BATMAN BEYOND BATMAN PVC FIGURE DIORAMA
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC

A Diamond Select Toys release! How big is your gallery? For the next entry in the hit DC Gallery PVC Diorama series, DST is leaping into the distant future of Gotham City, to capture the high-tech hero – Batman Beyond! Terry McGinnis hovers above a cloud of smoke with his wings extended and his boot-jets firing in this approximately 10″ PVC sculpture. Packaged in a full-color window box, the figure and base feature detailed sculpt and paint work. Dynamically sculpted by Varner Studios!


DC COMICS NIGHTWING IKEMEN 1/7 STATUE 1ST EDITION
KOTO INC.

From Kotobukiya. Kotobukiya’s new statue series the IKEMEN begins with Nightwing! Similar to Kotobukiya’s popular Bishoujo series, the IKEMEN series is a lineup of popular characters re-designed by the famous Japanese illustrator, Ricken, into the Japanese ikemen (handsome men) style! These PVC statues are perfect for display alone or alongside other Kotobukiya Bishoujo and IKEMEN statues! Sculpted by the talented Naoya Muto, Nightwing poses with his finger to his lips as if asking you to keep his identity a secret. He comes with three total interchangeable head parts so you can display him with or without his mask.

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New Comics & Books for 5/30/18!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

Featured Comics:

 

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 LEG
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Dan Slott (A) Stuart Immonen & Various (CA) Alex Ross
• Dan Slott and Stuart Immomen are joined by many of the artists who made the last 10 years of Spider-Man so Amazing!
• The biggest Peter Parker/Norman Osborn story of all time unfolds over one 80-page story, a scope unmatched in comics!
• Who lives?! Who dies?! And what scars will Spider-Man bear from here on out?!
RATED TEEN

 

MAN OF STEEL #1
DC COMICS
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Joe Prado, Ivan Reis (CA) Miguelanxo Prado, Ivan Reis
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!
RATED TEEN+

 

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DEADPOOL DAY!!!


Saturday, June 2nd from 11am to 8pm

Deadpool 2 is literally killing it at the box office, and it’s been forever since everyone’s favorite Merc With a Mouth has made a personal appearance at EC, so what better time for us to host a special event in his honor — or dishonor?!?

On Sat., June 2nd, the FIRST 100 GUESTS will receive a FREE DEADPOOL BLOCK FIGURE!!!
PLUS, the FIRST 80 GUESTS will receive THEIR CHOICE of 1 of 4 AVENGERS #1 LITHOS by PEPE LARRAZ!!!

PLUS, MEET DEADPOOL for FREE PICS & AUTOGRAPHS from 11am – 1pm & 3-5pm!!!**
(Local cosplay actor; not associated with any Marvel TV or film productions.)

And, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* a DEADPOOL FAN PACK!!!

The Fan Pack includes:
1 Deadpool 9″ Diamond Gallery PVC Diorama figure,
1 Deadpool Monopoly board game (ages 16+; 2-6 players), and
1 The Despicable Deadpool Vol. 1: Deadpool Kills Cable paperback from Marvel!!!
(PARENTAL ADVISORY)

The winner will be called on Monday, June 4th!

* 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. One entry per person, please. 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. Costumed Heroes are local cosplay actors, not affiliated with any movies or TV shows.

MEMORIAL DAY SALE!!!


Monday, May 28th from 11am to 7pm

10% OFF ALL GRAPHIC NOVELS & BOOKS!
10% OFF ALL GAMES AND GAMING SUPPLIES!

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 5/25/18

Well, with a new Star Wars movie premiering this week, I would ordinarily theme my weekly post around said movie franchise — problem being I’m picked clean for Star Wars keys at the moment so … Marvel keys?

X-Men #12, first appearance of Juggernaut, CGC 9.0 (Very Fine/Near Mint), $2,000.

 

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RICANSTRUCTION RAFFLE!!!


Wednesday, May 30th from 11am to 8pm

Ricanstruction: Reminiscing & Rebuilding Puerto Rico is a talent-filled volume of short stories and artwork, being offered as a fund-raising effort to provide still-needed food, supplies and power to our fellow citizens in Puerto Rico. This volume features work from Frank Miller, Gail Simone, Tony Daniel, Greg Pak, Reginald A. Hudlin, Will Rosado, Mike Allred, Rosario Dawson and more!!!

On Wednesday, May 30th, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* a FREE “RICANSTRUCTION” PAPERBACK from SOMOSARTE!!!
(2018; 192 pgs., Not Rated.)

The winner will be called on Thursday, May 31st!

* 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. One entry per person, please. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

New Games! 5/25/2018

WAY OF THE PANDA

Way of the Panda is a worker-placement game in which players control three different figures — monk, merchant, and warrior — on a board. With a worker-placement mechanism, the players choose their action to move around the board, build buildings, train their character in fighting, and gain wisdom (which nets victory points at game’s end and serves as a multiplier), but they also have to pay action points to choose these actions. If they choose stronger actions, they must pay more and cannot go back on the action board (as in Egizia).

The players train their characters and fight against the evil guys on each street on the map. Also, they construct buildings to try to connect north and south with their own streets.

 

 

SUPERHOT: THE CARD GAME

A bullet misses you by millimeters. A dozen more come from every direction. Armed red guys are everywhere. You take a breath, check your options…and play a card.

Part strategy, part shooter, and undeniably stylish, SUPERHOT is the bestselling independent FPS in which time moves only when you move. After its Steam and Xbox One releases, SUPERHOT is taking its unique game mechanisms to the world of tabletop games.

In the micro deck-building SUPERHOT Card Game, based on Agent Decker, you use abilities and items to deal with increasing threats. Threats you eliminate are added to your hand, giving you improved abilities and more options while bringing you closer to victory — but you need to be careful because the more cards you use, the faster you move through time (represented by a line of obstacles moving in your direction).

In more detail, you need to interact with obstacles — whether killing them or knocking them out — to increase your future possibilities for interaction or to give you more time before bullets appear! The cards that you use are discarded to the obstacle pile while cards you pass by are placed in your personal discard pile, creating a mini-deck of cards. The game has three types of obstacle cards: enemy, scenery, and objects, with each type giving you different abilities when they’re in your deck.

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ECBC – Comics 101: MONSTRESS VOL 1!

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Avengers Infinity War Day 5/19/18 photo album!

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New Comics & Books for 5/23/18!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

 

Featured Comics:

 

BLACK PANTHER #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Ta-Nehisi Coates (A/CA) Daniel Acuna
A NEW DIRECTION FROM TA-NEHISI COATES & DANIEL ACUñA!
A bold new direction for the Black Panther! For years, T’Challa has fought off invaders from his homeland, protecting Wakanda from everything from meddling governments to long-lost gods. Now, he will discover that Wakanda is much bigger than he ever dreamed…
Across the vast Multiverse lies an empire founded in T’Challa’s name. Readers caught a glimpse of it in MARVEL LEGACY #1. Now find out the truth behind the Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda!
Ta-Nehisi Coates welcomes aboard fan-favorite artist Daniel Acuña for a Black Panther story unlike any other!
RATED TEEN

 

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #600
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Stefano Caselli, Alex Maleev (CA) Chris Sprouse
BRIAN BENDIS ENDS HIS MARVEL TENURE WITH THIS VERY SPECIAL OVERSIZED ANNIVERSARY ISSUE!
Tony Stark is back, but in what form? At least five huge surprises await new and old fans alike. Industry legend Brian Michael Bendis drops his final Marvel Comic to end an era, and he’s going out big! This super-sized anniversary extravaganza features artistic contributions from a bevy of Bendis’ collaborators from over the years, including Jim Cheung, David Marquez, Mike Deodato Jr., Mark Bagley, Leinil Francis Yu, Daniel Acuña and a few other surprises! All this and a huge new villain arises! And the futures of Tony, Riri Williams and Victor Von Doom are all revealed!
RATED TEEN+

 

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Versus System 2PCG Tournament!

 

Sunday, June 24th from 1pm to 4pm

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

$5 entry fee, and all players get a foil card!

PRIZES!
An Organized Play Kit (most likely #5) 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.

* 1 Acetate Dark Phoenix L2 Main Character Card
* 1 Rhino Playmat
* 5 Extended Art Foil Dormammu Supporting Character Cards (Top Finishers Prizes plus one for Head Judge)
* 25 Alternate Extended Art Foil Electro Supporting Character Cards (Participation Prizes)

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.

(Prizes in tournaments may sometimes be from a different Versus Organized Play Kit with different characters, but will otherwise be similar in type and distribution to those listed above).

ECBC: Comics recommendations by “Doctor Vince”! 5/21/18

“Doctor Vince” is a rocket scientist by day, and an EC Book Club (ECBC) moderator by night! SCOTT PILGRIM is the featured book at 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, and EC’s picks this month!). 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 Frank at comics@emeraldcitycomics.com, to reserve a copy!

From the Previews Catalog #356, MAY 2018 (for books arriving mainly in JULY 2018)…

Preview page illustrates the logical end result of a reality-show obsessed police-state

The New World no. 1 (page 48) – Debut of a ballistic sci-fi action romance miniseries, in the vein of Mad Max and Romeo and Juliet, by writer Ales Kot and artists Tradd and Heather Moore. “The United States of America—after the Second Civil War. Two lovers meet. One: a straight-edge vegan hacker anarchist boy with a penchant for messing with the State. The other: a chaotic, hedonistic cop with a reality TV show and a license to kill. This really shouldn’t happen—and yet, somehow, it does. And soon, the entire state of New California is after them!”  ($4.99)

STAR WARS SALES WEEKEND @ EC!!!


Friday, May 25th through Sunday, May 27th from open to close

The latest entry to the Star Wars saga, “Solo: a Star Wars Story” opens in theaters everywhere, Friday, May 25th, and EC will get you prepared like no one else!!! SAVE BIG, ALL WEEKEND LONG, on your favorite Star Wars characters and merchandise!!!

On Friday, May 25th,
SAVE 20% ON ALL NEW & BACK ISSUE STAR WARS COMICS!!!
(Sale does not include Vintage Comics.)

On Saturday, May 26th,
SAVE 20% ON ALL NON-VINTAGE STAR WARS TOYS!!!
(Sale does not include Vintage Toys.)

On Sunday, May 27th,
SAVE 20% ON ALL STAR WARS BOOKS & GRAPHIC NOVELS!!!

THANOS RAFFLE!!!


Wednesday, May 23rd from 11am to 8pm

Did Thanos’ finger-snap destroy the Multiverse… or SAVE it? Thanos seems to think he’s the hero, but he’ll have yet another chance to “save” it again from an enemy from the future, with only his brother Eros at his side!!!

Jim Starlin and Alan Davis return for this first part of a new trilogy, starring your favorite gauntlet-wearing MCU villain!!! And it can be YOURS in our latest raffle!!!

On Wednesday, May 23rd, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* a FREE “THANOS: THE INFINITY SIBLINGS” HARDCOVER from MARVEL COMICS!!!
(2018; 112 pgs. , Rated T+!)

The winner will be called on Thursday, May 24th!

* 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. One entry per person, please. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 5/18/18

Everybody ready for some sweet Deadpool cinematic sequel action?

Good!

Everybody also ready for some sweet Deadpool back issue action?

Even better!

 

New Mutants #98, first appearance of Deadpool, Fine Plus (6.5), $200.

 

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New Games! 5/18/2018

MORDENKAINEN’S TOME OF FOES

Discover the truth about the great conflicts of the D&D multiverse in this supplement for the world’s greatest roleplaying game.

This tome is built on the writings of the renowned wizard from the world of Greyhawk, gathered over a lifetime of research and scholarship. In his travels to other realms and other planes of existence, he has made many friends, and has risked his life an equal number of times, to amass the knowledge contained herein. In addition to Mordenkainen’s musings on the endless wars of the multiverse, the book contains game statistics for dozens of monsters: new demons and devils, several varieties of elves and duergar, and a vast array of other creatures from throughout the planes of existence.

 

 

FAE

In Fae, first released as Clans, each player is trying to achieve victory by scoring as many points for their color as they can. This is tricky as each player’s color is chosen at random and kept hidden until the end of the game. Each region of the board contains five areas, each one of five different types. Each area receives one hut each of five different colors. On their turn, a player moves all huts from one area containing less than seven to an adjacent area, all the while trying to hide which color is theirs. After moving, if one or more areas are completely surrounded by empty areas, they are scored. If all colors are present in a scoring, any colors with only one hut present are removed. The epoch track allows a limited number of areas to score before the game ends, and each scoring will either gain a bonus or score nothing depending on the terrain type in which scoring occurred and how far along the track the game has progressed; each scoring advances the track, and each section of the track gives different terrain types bonuses and penalties.

Once at least twelve areas have scored the game ends, then players reveal their colors to find out who was best able to score the most points while keeping their color a secret.

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    Check out these awesome pics from our recent Deadpool Movie Day!!!

    Thanks so much to everyone who came out to celebrate Marvel's Merc with a Mouth!!!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!!!

    Our EC Family Members were treated to free Deadpool block figures, and of course, an amazing Deadpool raffle, featuring a Diamond Select Toys action figure, a Deadpool version of Monopoly, and more!!!

    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!!!
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    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!!!

    Our EC Family Members were treated to free Deadpool block figures, and of course, an amazing Deadpool raffle, featuring a Diamond Select Toys action figure, a Deadpool version of Monopoly, and more!!!

    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!!!

    Our EC Family Members were treated to free Deadpool block figures, and of course, an amazing Deadpool raffle, featuring a Diamond Select Toys action figure, a Deadpool version of Monopoly, and more!!!

    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!!!
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    EC Book Club: Watchmen! is Wednesday, July 11th in "The Hub" in the center of the store!

    The EC Book Club normally meets the FIRST WEDNESDAY of the month from 6:30-7:30 pm to chat about the featured book (it's the SECOND WEDNESDAY this time due to Independence Day).

    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 SCOTT PILGRIM VOL 1!EC Book Club\ is Wednesday, July 11th in "The Hub" in the center of the store!

    The EC Book Club normally meets the FIRST WEDNESDAY of the month from 6:30-7:30 pm to chat about the featured book (it's the SECOND WEDNESDAY this time due to Independence Day).

    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 SCOTT PILGRIM VOL 1!
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    MAGIC THE GATHERING: BATTLEBOND

    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

    Unlock! Secret Adventures features three new "escape room" scenarios that you can play on your tabletop.

    Unlock! is a cooperative card game inspired by escape rooms that uses a simple system which allows you to search scenes, combine objects, and solve riddles. Play Unlock! to embark on great adventures, while seated at a table using only cards and a companion app that can provide clues, check codes, monitor time remaining, etc. The three scenarios are (according to the app):

    -"A Noside Story"
    -"Tombstone Express"
    -"The Adventurers of Oz"

    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!

    On your turn, you must (1) place a passage, then (2) collect the tile where you placed your passage, and (3) move control markers for the districts adjacent to that passage. The tile you collect will either be an item tile, which are scored in sets during each scoring phase, or a shovel tile, which allows you to move control markers further. You might also steal statues and/or complete achievements on your turn.

    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.

    The problem is... The crazy wild creatures from those other dimensions can now walk in.

    Oh no.

    Close the portals NOW!

    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.

    Each player has 3 cards on hand and 3 actions to make during their turn. Using these cards players can:

    -do research (draw 2 cards)
    -prepare a tool
    -move to any machine module
    -close portal
    -use module ability

    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.

    Each 5 modules open 5 portals. The game ends immediately when three portals piles have run out. The scientist who got the most knowledge points receive a Nobel prize and wins the game.
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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!!!

    Check out the trailer below, and if you're wanting to get into the spirit of Halloween today, stop by and see your friends at Emerald City Comics!!!

    We've scared up lots of horror books, comics, games, toys, collectibles, tchotchkes and more for you to engage with... with the lights on, of course!!!

    ENJOY!!!Subscribe for more official Trailers, TV Spots, Movie Clips, Featurettes and exclusive content!
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    EC IN THE NEWS!!!

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

    Neil and Darryl will be talking about how comic culture and a string of comic book-based blockbuster films are affecting the comics industry!!!

    Edited to add the link to the story!
    www.fox13news.com/news/local-news/comic-book-shops-reap-benefits-of-movie-popularity
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