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…

 

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New Toys & Collectibles for 1/24/18!

SW BLACK 40TH ANNIVERSARY 6IN AF
HASBRO TOY GROUP

Kids and fans alike can imagine the biggest battles and missions in the Star Wars saga with figures from The Black Series! With exquisite features and decoration, this series embodies the quality and realism that Star Wars devotees love. Celebrate 40 incredible years of Star Wars action and adventure with these 6 inch figures! Collect C-3PO, Chewbacca, Stormtrooper, Sand People, Death Star Commander, and Jawa.

 


PULP FICTION SELECT AF SERIES 1
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Bring the coolness of Pulp Fiction home with you! Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 movie masterpiece is now a highly detailed line of 7-inch collectible figures, bringing the film’s cool-as-ice cast to your shelf! The first series includes go-for-broke boxer Butch Coolidge, born-again hitman Jules Winnfield and fearsome mob boss Marsellus Wallace. Each character is 7-inch scale, with detailed paint applications and the actor’s likeness, as well as 16 points of articulation and character-specific accessories. Plus, each comes with a diorama piece: Jules includes the room where the big shootout takes place, and Butch and Marsellus each come with a piece of sidewalk from their chase scene! Packaged in display-ready Select packaging with spine artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant!

 

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GHOSTBUSTERS DAY WITH GREG KRIVAC!!!


Saturday, February 3rd from 11am to 9pm

Who did we call? Well, Ghostbusters obviously! But they’re coming to entertain their fans, and they have a couple of special guests, in order to scare up lots of fun here at Emerald City Comics!!!

On Sat., Feb., 3rd, the FIRST 100 GUESTS at 11am will receive a FREE HALLOWEEN COMICFEST GHOSTBUSTERS COMIC!!!

MEET THE SUNCOAST GHOSTBUSTERS & THE LOST SPIRIT DIVISION!!! They’ll be here from 11a-2p for free photo ops!!!**

PLUS, ARTIST GREG KRIVAC will be here from 11a-7p, with art prints for sale, of Ghostbusters, plus all your favorite TV, movie and comic book characters!!!**

PLUS, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY, can enter our FREE RAFFLE for a chance to win* a FREE GHOSTBUSTERS FAN PACK!!!

The Fan Pack consists of 1 Ghostbusters Monopoly Game and 1 Ghostbusters Omnibus from IDW Publishing!!! (2012; 280 pgs.)!!!

The winner will be called on Monday, Feb. 5th!

* 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.

OVERWATCH RAFFLE!!!


Wednesday, January 31st from 11am to 9pm

The popular online game, Overwatch, just got a massive new update, with a new map, and 100 items added!!! To celebrate, EC is giving you a chance to continue enjoying the game, even when you’re completely unplugged!!!

On Wednesday, Jan. 31st, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* a FREE OVERWATCH ADULT COLORING BOOK!!!

The winner will be called on Thursday, February 1st!

* 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! 1/26/18

Hey-hey!

For those of you reading the current Phoenix Resurrection miniseries who were wondering how the poor woman died in the first place, this week we have a copy of X-Men #137 featuring the first Death of Jean Grey story.

Although to be honest, X-men #137 is the FIRST but not the MOST RECENT time that Jean Grey was killed in action.

While you can be forgiven for being confused by the concept of a person dying more than once, do remember that the woman is known as “Phoenix.”
If you aren’t familiar with the mythic creature of the same name and how the moniker of “Phoenix” would relate to the concept of multiple deaths … well … Google it.

 

X-Men #137, death of Jean Grey, CBCS 9.6 (Near Mint Plus), $125.

 

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New Games! 1/26/2018

BREAKING BAD THE BOARD GAME

 

Be the one who knocks!

Based on the critically-acclaimed TV series, Breaking Bad: The Board Game propels you into the treacherous underbelly of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Will you play as a member of one of the criminal factions (Heisenberg, Los Pollos Hermanos, or the Juarez Cartel), trying to amass a fortune by manufacturing the biggest stash of Blue Sky while eliminating your rivals? Or will you join the ranks of the Drug Enforcement Administration, ready to slap the cuffs on the lawbreakers who would dare peddle their poison in your city?

In more detail, when playing a criminal faction, your goal is to produce Blue Sky, then sell the quantity needed to win before your opponents can. You can also win the game by taking out all of your opponents by using cards to bomb, shoot, or otherwise eliminate them. As the DEA agent, your goal is to seize the criminal factions’ labs (by playing DEA Raid cards). You can also win the game by taking out all of your opponents, either by killing them or putting them in jail.

 

 


VENGEANCE

 

Step into the shoes of a hero that has been bashed and tortured by one or more of the four gangs in the game. You win by building up your hero, scouting gang dens to find the baddies who wronged you, then taking bloody revenge through action-packed fight sequences made up of dice based puzzles.

Vengeance alternates between montage turns and fight turns. In montage turns, players heal and upgrade their heroes through new abilities and items. They also go out scouting gang dens to find the bosses who wronged them and take revenge on them in the fight turn.

The fight turn is the heart of the game. Players pick one of the scouted gang dens containing a boss who has wronged them and burst into the gang den to exact bloody revenge. Players gain VPs for killing the boss, clearing the den from all the minions or, for maximum points, both. Players have three turns to do this and get out of the den in one piece.

Fights are basically dice-based puzzles. In each round of the fight, players roll a set of dice and decide the order in which they play the rolled results. Upgrade skills and items allow players to swap die-results for others or string together a number of results to perform enemy-slapping combos. Upgrades thus work towards mitigating the luck of the die-roll, giving players more control over their Fight actions.

Players score points by killing bosses who wronged them, i.e., matching the figure on their vengeance card with one of the face down Boss cards attached to each den and/or by clearing all minions of a gang which matches the color of a vengeance card they have in play.

At the end of the game players also score bonus victory points through three mission cards in play.

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New Comics & Books for 1/24/18!

Click here for the full list of new releases!
http://emeraldcitycomics.com/new-releases

Featured Comics:

ABBOTT #1 (OF 5)
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Saladin Ahmed (A) Sami Kivela (CA) Taj Tenfold
Hugo Award-nominated novelist Saladin Ahmed (Black Bolt) and artist Sami Kivelä (Beautiful Canvas) present one woman’s search for the truth that destroyed her family. Hard-nosed, chain-smoking tabloid reporter Elena Abbott investigates a series of grisly crimes that the police have ignored. Crimes she knows to be the work of dark occult forces. Forces that took her husband from her. Forces she has sworn to destroy.

 

DOOM PATROL #10 (MR)
DC COMICS
(W) Gerard Way (A/CA) Nick Derington
The world is going haywire, and it’s up to the Doom Patrol to save it from going to S#!%. Weird things continue to happen that only the Chief can (attempt to) explain. Plus, tap dancing, and secret origins revealed!

 

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ECBC – Comics 101: Star Wars Darth Vader vol 1: VADER!

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MASH-UP SATURDAY WITH STEPHEN WITTMAAK!!!


Saturday, January 27th from 11am to 3pm

What’s better than two of your favorite things? Two of your favorite things mashed together!!! Join us for twice the excitement, as we welcome a special guest, and mash-up a whole lot of fun!!!

On Sat., Jan. 27th, the FIRST 100 GUESTS at 11am will receive THEIR CHOICE of a FREE SONIC, SANJAY AND CRAIG, or SPONGEBOB COMIC!!!

MEET MASH-UP ARTIST EXTRAORDINAIRE STEPHEN “SWITT!” WITTMAAK!!!**
He’ll be here from 11am-3pm with mash-up and character art prints for sale!!!
Prices range from $2-$10; and commissions will be offered too, at various prices!!!

PLUS, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY, can enter our FREE RAFFLE for a chance to win* a FREE EC MASH-UP FAN PACK!!!

The Fan Pack consists of…
1 Smash Up game (2-4 players; ages 12 and up),
1 DC Meets Hanna-Barbera Paperback (2017; 168 pgs.), and
1 W.M.D. Weapons of Mutant Destruction paperback from Marvel!!!
(2017; 144 pgs.)

The winner will be called on Monday, Jan. 29th!

* 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.

New Games! 1/19/2018

GLOOMHAVEN

 

Gloomhaven is a game of Euro-inspired tactical combat in a persistent world of shifting motives. Players will take on the role of a wandering adventurer with their own special set of skills and their own reasons for traveling to this dark corner of the world. Players must work together out of necessity to clear out menacing dungeons and forgotten ruins. In the process, they will enhance their abilities with experience and loot, discover new locations to explore and plunder, and expand an ever-branching story fueled by the decisions they make.

This is a game with a persistent and changing world that is ideally played over many game sessions. After a scenario, players will make decisions on what to do, which will determine how the story continues, kind of like a “Choose Your Own Adventure” book. Playing through a scenario is a cooperative affair where players will fight against automated monsters using an innovative card system to determine the order of play and what a player does on their turn.

Each turn, a player chooses two cards to play out of their hand. The number on the top card determines their initiative for the round. Each card also has a top and bottom power, and when it is a player’s turn in the initiative order, they determine whether to use the top power of one card and the bottom power of the other, or vice-versa. Players must be careful, though, because over time they will permanently lose cards from their hands. If they take too long to clear a dungeon, they may end up exhausted and be forced to retreat.

 

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HARLEY QUINN RAFFLE!!!


Wednesday, January 24th from 11am to 9pm

In honor of Jimmy Palmiotti & Amanda Conner’s final issue of DC’s Harley Quinn series (issue #34, on EC’s New Comics shelves now), we’re giving you a chance to experience Harley in all her Rebirth madness, as only Jimmy and Amanda can capture her!!!

On Wednesday, Jan. 24th, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* a FREE HARLEY QUINN: THE REBIRTH DELUXE EDITION VOL. 1 HARDCOVER!!!
(2017; 304 pgs., a $34.99 value!!!)

The winner will be called on Thursday, January 25th!

* 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.)

X-Men Gold #30: “The Wedding of the Century!”

 

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Stabbity Bunny & Scout Comics signing 1/13/18 photo album!

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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 1/17/18

More comics for your consideration and, as always, they’re pretty darn sweet.
Take a look and see if you agree.

Amazing Spider-Man #129, first appearance of the Punisher, CBCS 5.5 (Fine Minus), $650.

 

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New Comics & Books for 1/17/18!

Click here for the full list of new releases!
http://emeraldcitycomics.com/new-releases

Featured Comics:

 

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VENOM INC OMEGA #1 LEG
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Mike Costa, Dan Slott (A) Ryan Stegman, Gerardo Sandoval (CA) Ryan Stegman
VENOM INC. Part 6
• The symbiotic super villain called Maniac has seized control of all of New York’s major crime families, and he’s now got his sights set on the entire city!
• To make matters worse, he’s also got a cadre of super villains under his symbiotic spell, and Spider-Man, Venom and their allies are the only things standing in their way!
• The final chapter of VENOM INC!
Rated T

 

DAMAGE #1
DC COMICS
(W) Robert Venditti (A/CA) Tony S. Daniel, Danny Miki
Tasked as the government’s own living, breathing, ticking time bomb, Ethan retains no control when the monster takes over. Cheaper than a nuclear warhead and twice as effective, Ethan fights to rein in the damage he unleashes when the beast inside him springs free for one hour a day. With everyone around him in danger, Ethan struggles to contain the DAMAGE he inflicts on the DC Universe.
RATED T+

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New Games! 1/12/2018

STAR WARS DESTINY: LEGACIES

 

Expand your Star Wars: Destiny collection with Legacies, a new set of booster packs for the collectible dice and card game!

Legacies continues the evolution of Star Wars: Destiny, expanding on classic archetypes while introducing new mechanisms, including a new die symbol and a new card type. As a new Base Set, Legacies is a solid starting point for Destiny newcomers while introducing innovative new concepts that challenge classic gameplay and tactics.

 

 


TOPIARY

 

In Topiary, players try to position their visitors on the outer edge of a beautiful topiary garden in order to give them the best view possible. Visitors can see the closest topiary sculpture to them and any behind that, in the same sight line, that are larger. You can score bonus points for visitors who see multiple topiary sculptures of the same type. Players slowly fill in the garden by adding tiles until everyone has placed all their visitors.

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ECBC: Comics recommendations by “Doctor Vince”! 1/12/18

“Doctor Vince” is a rocket scientist by day, and an EC Book Club (ECBC) moderator by night! Hawkeye vol 2: Little Hits 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 at stephanie@emeraldcitycomics.com, to reserve a copy!

From the Previews Catalog #352, January 2018 (for books arriving mainly in March 2018)…

One story spanning eight timelines – told by Europe’s mightiest comics creators (examples from the original French editions)

Infinity 8 #1 (pages 378-379) – The deep-space cruise ship “Infinity 8” encounters a field of debris of unknown origin, and eight of the ship’s top security agents are sent to investigate in eight separate parallel time-loops. But secrets lie within the inter-species population on the ship, some of whom may know more than they lead on. The debut of a far-out, pulpy, sci-fi series of parallel adventures in the tongue-in-cheek tradition of the original Heavy Metal, but for a new generation (Newsarama).
($3.99)

STABBITY BUNNY AND THE COMMUTER RAFFLE!!!


Wednesday, January 17th from 11am to 9pm

In honor of this Saturday’s Stabbity Bunny’s Richard Rivera and Solar Flare at EC! event, we’re giving out extra prizes!!! (You know how rabbits multiply…!)

And, Liam Neeson’s new suspense thriller, The Commuter,” from Lionsgate & STUDIOCANAL hits theaters this weekend, so we’re giving away a special prize pack!!!

On Wednesday, Jan. 17th, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLES for a chance to win* a FREE STABBITY BUNNY JUNIOR FAN PACK!!! (1 XL and 1 L Stabbity Bunny Tee Shirt, and a Stabbity Bunny ornament!) from SCOUT COMICS!!!

…and / or a…

THE COMMUTER PRIZE PACK!!!
(The prize pack includes 1 Commuter Stocking Cap, 1 Commuter Tee Shirt, 1 pair of Commuter ear buds, and 1 mini movie poster!!!)

The winner will be called on Thursday, January 18th!

* 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! 1/12/18

Salutations and welcome to this week’s installment of Cool Old Comics; which was my original title for this column until my superiors thought better of it and came up with something more creative.

COMICS ‘HO!

 

Tomb of Dracula #10, first appearance of Blade, Fine Plus (6.5), $175.

 

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New Toys & Collectibles for 1/10/18!

DC CINEMATIC JUSTICE LEAGUE BATARANG 1:1 SCALE REPLICA
QUANTUM MECHANIX INC

Now this gleaming, screen-accurate replica can be yours. QMx Caliber Metalworks proudly presents the Batman Batarang 1:1 Scale Replica as seen in the movies Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad and Justice League! Developed from the screen-used prop, our Batarang has the commanding look and feel of a premium collectible. Cast in a sturdy zinc alloy, this authentic replica sits atop a magnetic stand that mirrors its iconic shape.

 


DBZ YAMCHA S.H.FIGUARTS AF
TAMASHII NATIONS

From Tamashii Nations. New from Tamashii Nations comes the long awaited S.H. Figuarts Yamcha from the Dragon Ball Z series. This figures stands roughly 6″ tall and has been excellently replicated from his appearance in the Saiyan saga. This figure comes with many different option parts to fit any battle pose you want to create. Collect Bandai Tamashii Nations S.H. Figuarts Yamcha to go with S.H. Figuarts Vegeta and Nappa!

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    ECBC: Comics recommendations by “Doctor Vince”! 2/20/18

    “Doctor Vince” is a rocket scientist by day, and an EC Book Club (ECBC) moderator by night! EC Book Club: MARCH Book One by John Lewis! 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 #353, February 2018 (for books arriving mainly in April 2018)…
    www.previewsworld.com/catalog

    The author/artist with his characters (image from the third part of this series)

    Inside Moebius Part 2 (page 62) – I have no doubt that Jean Giraud, aka Moebius, will one day be regarded as the greatest surrealist illustrator and comics visionary of the 20th century. Dark Horse is presenting the illustrated journals from the last decade of his life in three beautiful hard cover editions. Part 1 was the mad sketchy exploration of the creator confronted by doubt and the weight of his reputation. Recommended for anyone who struggles with writers block, or is curious about where artists get their ideas.
    ($39.99)



    This image from Fiore’s “5,000 km per second” is a good example of his storytelling style

    Blackbird Days (page 364) – Manuele Fior is one of the best graphic novelists currently working in European comics. His stories blend sci-fi elements with what may appear, at first, to be slice-of-life stories. And yet, he weaves his words and images together to create profound emotional moments for his characters. This latest release from Fantagraphics is a collection of his short stories, ranging in subject from lost children to giant robots. Recommended for anyone wanting to try the bande dessinée style of comics.
    ($24.99)
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    'EC Book Club: MARCH Book One by John Lewis' is Tuesday, March 6th in our Events Room!

    www.facebook.com/events/1597815463588495

    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! Here's the Comics 101 slideshow for our previous ECBC meeting for HAWKEYE VOL 2: LITTLE HITS!
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    'EC Book Club: MARCH Book One by John Lewis' is Tuesday, March 6th in our Events Room! www.facebook.com/events/1597815463588495 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...

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    Join us for EC Game Night, as our friends from All Things Nerdy host a Learn & Play session, followed by an Open Play session!

    If you're not familiar with the featured game, or need a quick refresher, you can join our Learn & Play from 6-7pm, 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, from 7-9pm!

    NO ONE gets you into the game like Emerald City Comics!!!

    The featured game for this session is...

    Flatline

    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!
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    EC Game Night: Flatline!

    February 21, 2018, 6:00pm - February 21, 2018, 9:00pm

    Join us for EC Game Night, as our friends from All Things Nerdy host a Learn & Play session, followed by an Open Play session! If you're not familiar with the featured game, or need a quick refresher, you can join our Learn & Play from 6-7pm, where our friendly and patient friends from All Things N...

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    HAPPY PRESIDENT'S DAY!!! WE'RE OPEN!!!

    Your friends at Emerald City Comics hope you enjoy a safe and happy President's Day!!!

    We are OPEN TODAY at our REGULAR HOURS of 11a-9p, so come see us and pick up something fun to do while you're off from work (or on the way home from work)!!!
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    The Walking Dead returns to AMC on Sunday, February 25th to conclude its 8th season, and EC is going to help you prepare for everyone's favorite zombie apocalypse, as only we can!!!

    On Sat., Feb., 24th, the FIRST 100 GUESTS will receive a FREE WALKING DEAD BUTTON OF THEIR CHOICE!!!

    AND, SAVE BIG on select items in our WALKING DEAD CLEARANCE SALE!!!

    PLUS, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* a WALKING DEAD BOARD GAME from (no pun intended) Cryptozoic Entertainment!!!
    (Ages 15 and up; 1-4 players, 30-45 min. playtime)

    The winner will be called on Monday, Feb. 26th!

    * 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.)
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    The Walking Dead Day at EC!

    February 24, 2018, 11:00am - February 24, 2018, 9:00pm

    The Walking Dead returns to AMC on Sunday, February 25th to conclude its 8th season, and EC is going to help you prepare for everyone's favorite zombie apocalypse, as only we can!!! On Sat., Feb., 24th, the FIRST 100 GUESTS will receive a FREE WALKING DEAD BUTTON OF THEIR CHOICE!!! AND, SAVE ...

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    Marvel Studios' latest block-buster, the long-awaited Black Panther finally made its debut, and EC was there to support an amazing night of film, superheroism, and community at Sundial St. Pete's AMC theater in St. Petersburg!!!

    SpringZone St. Pete and Dr. Christopher Warren hosted a special free screening of Marvel's Black Panther to celebrate and explore African culture, comic books, science & technology, and Afrofuturism!!!

    There were approximately 150 people there for the event, and special guest presenters included our own Marketing Director, Kreative Kids and Beyond, Inc., (who performed an amazing drum circle and dance), a local library and more!!!

    EC also provided THREE superheroes for the event: Black Panther, John Stewart (Green Lantern), and X-Men's Bishop!!! They were there to take pictures with the attendees and make sure everyone got their free comic book!!!

    It was a magical, unforgettable night - and that was even BEFORE the movie started!!!

    Thanks so much to Dr. Warren, and everyone who participated!!!
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    @[134891530271801:274:Marvel Studios]' latest block-buster, the long-awaited @[635054059945646:274:Black Panther] finally made its debut, and EC was there to support an amazing night of film, superheroism, and community at @[272459786189345:274:Sundial St. Pete]'s AMC theater in St. Petersburg!!! ...

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    TONIGHT is the STAR WARS DESTINY: LEGACIES RELEASE PARTY!!!

    Come out from 6pm - 9pm to try out your new deck, play with friends, and get a few FREE PROMO CARDS!!!
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    Star Wars Destiny: Legacies Release Party!

    February 16, 2018, 6:00pm - February 16, 2018, 9:00pm

    Star Wars Destiny: Legacies is officially here!!! To celebrate the release, Emerald City Comics will be holding a Open Play Release Party in the Event Room on Friday, February 16th, from 6pm to 9pm! All guests will be given 3 exclusive alternate art cards only available during the Release Party!

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    Way of the Fighter: Super & Turbo

    Way of the Fighter is an expandable card game that captures the look and feeling of an arcade-style fighting game: Two challengers, one arena, and all out close-quarters mayhem! The game primarily involves bluffing, resource management, and tactical positioning.

    Way of the Fighter: SUPER includes five fighters: Ren, Jun, El Falcon, Alberdus, and Aurelia.

    Way of the Fighter: Turbo includes five fighters: D’Shaun, Lumi, Faris, Kasi, and Severina

    Players can build their deck from multiple card techniques, allowing them to customize their favorite fighter to fit a play style that best suits them.

    Over a period of twelve intense turns, each player will control a fighter’s movement, manage the fighter’s energy, and decide on what actions to have the fighter perform against the opposing challenger. The game continues until one fighter is knocked out, or the time runs out; at which point one fighter will be declared the Champion!

    Small World: Sky Islands Expansion

    Small World: Sky Islands introduces seven new races and powers to the Small World base game, but it also gives those races — and all the previously released races — new territory in which to fight for control.

    At the start of play, place the Sky Islands game board so that it shows either two or three islands in the sky (your choice), then use the Small World game board as if you were playing with one fewer player, i.e., use the four-player board when playing with five players. Next, place access points to the Sky Islands — the beanstalk and the stairway — on different regions on the game board. Whenever a race stands on one of these access points, they can try to conquer the space on the sky islands that shows the matching symbol.

    Races can't start their conquests in the Sky Islands unless their power specifically allows them to do so. At the end of a turn, if you control all of the regions on a Sky Island, you gain one additional coin.

    Eldtirch Horror: Masks of Nyarlathotep Expasnion

    Eldritch Horror: Masks of Nyarlathotep is an expansion for Eldritch Horror, a cooperative board game for one to eight players in which intrepid investigators must traverse the globe in an attempt to thwart the cataclysmic rise of an otherworldly Ancient One. Strange cults are gathering strength in remote corners and bustling cities all over the world. Though they seem to worship different gods, the investigators have found a thread that runs throughout all of the cultists’ horrific rites.

    In Masks of Nyarlathotep, each of these sects pursues the awakening of an aspect of the same horrific creature: Nyarlathotep. This being is known as the Messenger of the Outer Gods, and he is the only Ancient One that still actively walks among humanity. The investigators must work to stop the cults springing up to serve his many guises, or Nyarlathotep will gain enough strength to open the Ultimate Gate, ushering in an unthinkable doom. Strike down these cults in new Adventures, explore ancient mysteries among new Mystic Ruins, and destroy the monstrous followers of Nyarlathotep. New to this expansion, Personal Stories unique to each character add stakes to the actions undertaken by each investigator, and a Campaign mode adds a fresh challenge and enriches the narrative of the investigators’ struggles to stop the many cults worshipping the multitude of faces worn by one dread being in Eldritch Horror: Masks of Nyarlathotep!

    Brass Empire

    Brass Empire is a steampunk-themed deck-building game where each player takes on the role of a different corporation to hire the best employees, construct buildings, and manufacture steam-powered machines. Players battle and sabotage each other to amass economic wealth and influence to win the game.

    Welcome to the steampunk world of Cobalt. For centuries, Cobalt has been ruled by corporations seeking to enhance their wealth and influence with Brass. Brass doesn’t just fuel the economy but literally fuels the technology and transportation of the world through its unique thermodynamic properties. Every day these companies compete and battle to expand their territory and authority. Companies work to optimize their labor force and resources to mine the most Brass in each territory through corporate espionage, technology, security, and even sabotage. You work for such a company and have been tasked with expanding into a new region by constructing new corporate buildings, hiring employees, and battling other companies in the area. The player who earns the most Brass will lead his company to victory in the region.

    Each turn, you will play Employee cards from your hand to gain resources. These resources will allow you to acquire new Employees, Buildings and Units for your deck. Along the way, you will acquire buildings to enhance your hold on the region and command units to attack other companies and mine for Brass. At the end of the game, the player with the most Brass is the winner.

    Maximum Apocalypse

    Maximum Apocalypse is a cooperative roguelike adventure game for 1-6 players. In Maximum Apocalypse, civilization has already fallen. The players are survivors of the apocalypse whose mission is to survive the hostile landscape.

    The game map is randomly generated and different every time that you play. On each turn, a player can use up to four actions to explore the map, play cards, equip weapons, scavenge for resources, draw cards or battle off monsters.

    Picking a unique survivor class within the group, players must plan their strategy and work together while leaning on their survivor’s strengths in order to defeat monsters and avoid starvation. For example, the Fireman is deadly up close with his ax and can easily chop down monsters; meanwhile the stealthy Hunter is great at scouting the map and avoiding traps — but roaming monsters are gathering quickly and time is running out. If you are overwhelmed by monsters or die of starvation, the players lose. If they can find enough gas and get it back to their van to escape, they all win and live to play another scenario.
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    Way of the Fighter: Super & Turbo Way of the Fighter is an expandable card game that captures the look and feeling of an arcade-style fighting game: Two challengers, one arena, and all out close-quarters mayhem! The game primarily involves bluffing, resource management, and tactical positioning. W...

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    THE NEW INCREDIBLES 2 TRAILER IS HERE!!!

    Disney / Disney Pixar has just released the latest trailer for The Incredibles 2, and it looks like Elastigirl is taking center stage in this sure-to-be action-packed adventure!!!

    Of course, if you really want to indulge in some incredible superheroes, your friends at EC have you covered, with the best books, comics, games, toys, collectibles, tchotchkes, and more!!!

    Stop by and see your friends at EC, where there is ALWAYS something incredible waiting for YOU!!!
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    Join us for EC Game Day, as our friends from All Things Nerdy host a Learn & Play session, followed by an Open Play session!

    If you're not familiar with the featured game, or need a quick refresher, you can join our Learn & Play from noon to 2pm, where our friendly and patient friends from All Things Nerdy will teach you the game and answer your questions! Or you can join us for Open Play of the featured game, or any of our gaming demos during that time!

    NO ONE gets you into the game like Emerald City Comics!!!

    The featured game for this session is...

    The Grimm Forest

    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!
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    EC Game Day: The Grimm Forest

    February 17, 2018, 12:00pm - February 17, 2018, 2:00pm

    Join us for EC Game Day, as our friends from All Things Nerdy host a Learn & Play session, followed by an Open Play session! If you're not familiar with the featured game, or need a quick refresher, you can join our Learn & Play from noon to 2pm, where our friendly and patient friends from All Thin...

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    HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY FROM YOUR FRIENDS @ EC!!!

    Today is a day for celebrating love, and we LOVE our EC Family Members!!!

    In fact, we're even extending our love to this Saturday, during our Valentine's Day Saturday at EC! event, where the FIRST 100 GUESTS will get a Valentine with HIDDEN EC DISCOUNTS of $1, $3, $5, $10, and one card will have a $25 EC GIFT CERTIFICATE!!!

    Plus, you can learn to play GRIMM FOREST with our friends from All Things Nerdy, from Noon-2pm!!!

    Also, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY, can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* a Disney TREASURES BOX from Funko, featuring a Bambi Pop! Vinyl, and MORE!!!

    That's THIS Saturday ONLY, and ONLY at Emerald City Comics, where we share the love all year long!!!
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    Valentine's Day Saturday at EC!

    February 17, 2018, 11:00am - February 17, 2018, 9:00pm

    This Wednesday, Feb. 14th is Valentine's Day, but at EC, we LOVE our EC Family so much, that we're extending the celebration to this weekend!!! On Sat., Feb., 17th, the FIRST 100 GUESTS will receive a FREE VALENTINE'S CARD, with RANDOM EC DISCOUNTS of $1, $3, $5, $10, and one lucky Guest will re...

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    This Wednesday, Feb. 14th is Valentine's Day, but at EC, we LOVE our EC Family so much, that we're extending the celebration to this weekend!!!

    On Sat., Feb., 17th, the FIRST 100 GUESTS will receive a FREE VALENTINE'S CARD, with RANDOM EC DISCOUNTS of $1, $3, $5, $10, and one lucky Guest will receive a $25 EC GIFT CERTIFICATE!!!

    AND, the FIRST 100 GUESTS, AGED 13+ will ALSO receive a FREE Marvel PREVIEWSworld MAGAZINE!!!

    PLUS, in honor of our "Florida Winter", ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* a Disney TREASURES SNOWFLAKE MOUNTAIN BOX from Funko!!!

    The winner will be called on Monday, Feb. 19th!

    * 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.)
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    Valentine's Day Saturday at EC!

    February 17, 2018, 11:00am - February 17, 2018, 9:00pm

    This Wednesday, Feb. 14th is Valentine's Day, but at EC, we LOVE our EC Family so much, that we're extending the celebration to this weekend!!! On Sat., Feb., 17th, the FIRST 100 GUESTS will receive a FREE VALENTINE'S CARD, with RANDOM EC DISCOUNTS of $1, $3, $5, $10, and one lucky Guest will re...

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    Join us for EC Game Day, as our friends from All Things Nerdy host a Learn & Play session, followed by an Open Play session!

    If you're not familiar with the featured game, or need a quick refresher, you can join our Learn & Play from noon to 2pm, where our friendly and patient friends from All Things Nerdy will teach you the game and answer your questions! Or you can join us for Open Play of the featured game, or any of our gaming demos during that time!

    NO ONE gets you into the game like Emerald City Comics!!!

    The featured game for this session is...

    Terror in Meeple City!

    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.
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    EC Game Day: Terror in Meeple City!

    February 10, 2018, 12:00pm - February 10, 2018, 2:00pm

    Join us for EC Game Day, as our friends from All Things Nerdy host a Learn & Play session, followed by an Open Play session! If you're not familiar with the featured game, or need a quick refresher, you can join our Learn & Play from noon to 2pm, where our friendly and patient friends from All Thin...

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    Join us for EC Game Night, as our friends from All Things Nerdy host a Learn & Play session, followed by an Open Play session!

    If you're not familiar with the featured game, or need a quick refresher, you can join our Learn & Play from 6-7pm, 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, from 7-9pm!

    NO ONE gets you into the game like Emerald City Comics!!!

    The featured game for this session is...

    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...
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    EC Game Night: Red Flags!

    February 7, 2018, 6:00pm - February 7, 2018, 9:00pm

    Join us for EC Game Night, as our friends from All Things Nerdy host a Learn & Play session, followed by an Open Play session! If you're not familiar with the featured game, or need a quick refresher, you can join our Learn & Play from 6-7pm, where our friendly and patient friends from All Things N...

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    It's time once again for an EC favorite!!!

    Our Yard Sale is back, and we've got lots of new additions for you to pick up, at prices that are sure to make you smile! Shop our outdoor display of DEEP, DEEP DISCOUNTS on...

    BACK ISSUE COMICS!
    BOOKS!
    TOYS!
    GAMES!
    COLLECTIBLES & MORE!!!

    Tables will be filled with lots of collectables, fan favorites, storage-held merchandise, and overstock items at our lowest prices ever!

    Now is the perfect time to get those items you may have missed, finish your collections, or find new treasures for your next obsession!!!

    PLUS, back by popular demand, ARTIST Greg Krivac will be here from 11a-4p with his amazing art prints for sale!!!
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    Yard Sale at EC!

    February 10, 2018, 11:00am - February 10, 2018, 6:00pm

    It's time once again for an EC favorite!!! Our Yard Sale is back, and we've got lots of new additions for you to pick up, at prices that are sure to make you smile! Shop our outdoor display of DEEP, DEEP DISCOUNTS on... BACK ISSUE COMICS! BOOKS! TOYS! GAMES! COLLECTIBLES & MORE!!! Tables will ...

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