FREE SIGNED BOOKPLATE WITH PURCHASE OF RECKLESS HARDCOVER!

Starting Wednesday, December 16th at 11am – while supplies last.

This bookplate will be signed by writer Ed Brubaker & artist Sean Phillips, the award-winning powerhouse creative team behind PULP, MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN JUNKIES, and BAD WEEKEND!

Sex, drugs, and murder in 1980s Los Angeles … And the best new twist on paperback pulp heroes since The Punisher or Jack Reacher.

Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, the modern masters of crime noir, bring us the last thing anyone expected from them – a good guy. In a bold new series of original graphic novels, with three books releasing over the next year, each a full-length story that stands on its own.

Meet Ethan Reckless: Your trouble is his business, for the right price. But when a fugitive from his student radical days reaches out for help, Ethan must face the only thing he fears … his own past.

“Imagine Redford at his peak, ambling through sun-drenched, eighties L.A. in a serpentine plot that is equal parts Long Goodbye and Point Break. No one does crime fic like Brubaker and Phillips and their collaboration has never felt more new. Explosive. Vital. And yes… reckless. I love this book.”
– Damon Lindelof (Lost, HBO’s Watchmen)

“Reckless is an absolute rush: on the same level as golden age Travis McGee novels and the hardest-hitting Richard Stark stories. This one comes at you as fast as Steve McQueen in a souped-up Mustang and as hard as Charles Bronson with a baseball bat. You gotta have it.”
– Joe Hill (Locke & Key, N0S4A2)

New Comics & Books for 12/9/2020!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

Featured Comics:

BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE #1
DC Comics
(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Greg Capullo
The iconic anthology series returns with a brand-new slate of comics’ most exciting and innovative storytellers to explore the Batman mythos in stark black-and-white!<p>In this debut issue:<ul><li>James Tynion IV and Tradd Moore explore the world of Ra’s al Ghul and the League of Assassins</li><li>J.H. Williams III returns to DC Comics for a trip through the Dark Knight’s history</li><li>Emma Rios explores the eternal struggle of the Dark Knight</li><li>Paul Dini and Andy Kubert pit Batman against an infestation of ninja Man-Bats in the Batcave</li><li>G. Willow Wilson and Greg Smallwood portray Batman in his strangest standoff ever with Killer Croc</li></ul>With a lineup this strong and a cover by legendary Batman artist Greg Capullo, you won’t want to miss the start of this tremendous collection of Batman tales by some of comics’ top creators!

 

VENOM #31
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Donny Cates (A/CA) Iban Coello
KING IN BLACK ARRIVES!
• What happens to Eddie Brock when he finally comes face to face with the lord of the abyss, the KING IN BLACK: KNULL?

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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 12/4/20

Check out these sweet Hulk comics!

I’m told that Hulk is very fond of smashing though, so be careful.

Take care!

Watch out for the smashing!

Fantastic Four #112, Hulk versus Thing, Fine Plus (6.5), $99.

 

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EC BOOK CLUB – BRYAN LEE O’MALLEY SECONDS GN


Wednesday, January 6th from 6:30pm to 7:30pm

The Emerald City Book Club meets the FIRST WEDNESDAY of the month from 6:30-7:30 pm, in “The Hub” at the center of the store (or by remote conference on Zoom during the COVID-19 crisis), 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!

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Emerald City is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: EC Book Club – January 6th (part one)
Time: Jan 6, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 735 3747 4066
Passcode: ecbc

PART TWO OF THE ZOOM MEETING:

Join Zoom Meeting
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The featured book for the next meeting will be announced at the end of the current ECBC meeting. That book is 20% OFF for the month leading up to its ECBC meeting! (The discount will be calculated at the register, and does not combine with any other discounts or programs).

You can purchase the discounted book in-store or online: https://shop.emeraldcitycomics.com/collections/ec-book-club-selection

This month’s featured book is…

BRYAN LEE O’MALLEY SECONDS GN
BALLANTINE BOOKS
Katie’s got it pretty good. She’s a talented young chef, she runs a successful restaurant, and she has big plans to open an even better one. Then, all at once, progress on the new location bogs down, her charming ex-boyfriend pops up, her fling with another chef goes sour, and her best waitress gets badly hurt. And just like that, Katie’s life goes from pretty good to not so much. What she needs is a second chance. Everybody deserves one, after all-but they don’t come easy. Luckily for Katie, a mysterious girl appears in the middle of the night with simple instructions for a do-it-yourself do-over:
1. Write your mistake
2. Ingest one mushroom
3. Go to sleep
4. Wake anew
And just like that, all the bad stuff never happened, and Katie is given another chance to get things right. She’s also got a dresser drawer full of magical mushrooms-and an irresistible urge to make her life not just good, but perfect. Too bad it’s against the rules. But Katie doesn’t care about the rules-and she’s about to discover the unintended consequences of the best intentions.

New Comics & Books for 12/2/2020!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

Featured Comics:

BATMAN CATWOMAN #1
Written by: Tom King
Art by: Clay Mann
Cover Art by: Clay Mann
At last, Tom King returns to the rocky, romantic saga of Batman and Catwoman with his Heroes in Crisis collaborator, superstar artist Clay Mann!
Echoing plot points from King’s epic Batman run, this sweeping tale is told across three timelines: the past, when the Bat and the Cat first fell in love; the present, where their union is threatened by one of Batman’s lost loves; and the future, where the couple have a happy life and legacy—including their daughter Helena, the Batwoman. And as the story begins, after a long marriage, Bruce Wayne passes away—which frees Selina Kyle to settle an old score.
At every stage of their relationship, Bruce and Selina have an unwelcome chaperone: The Joker!
Oh, and that lost love of Bruce’s? It’s Andrea Beaumont—a.k.a. Phantasm. Just thought you’d want to know.

 

THOR #10
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Donny Cates (A) Nic Klein (CA) Olivier Coipel
THE DARK PRISON OF DONALD BLAKE!
For years Doctor Donald Blake has wandered a land far from Midgard, the place he once thought home. Now he has returned to the Ten Realms – but it is not the place it was, nor he the man who once shared a body with a god. New terrors await in what is perhaps Donny Cates’ darkest story yet!

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Recommendations for New Books & Comics expected FEBRUARY 2020!

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 add these books, comics, and/or series to your in-store subscription!

Don’t have a subscription? It’s easy – sign up for at least three monthly comic book series, and stop by at least once a month to purchase them! Fill out a subscription form next time you’re at EC!

From the Previews Catalog #387, DECEMBER 2020 (for books arriving mainly in FEBRUARY 2020)…

https://www.previewsworld.com/catalog
http://emeraldcitycomics.com/dc-connect

 

RADIANT BLACK #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Kyle Higgins (A) Marcello Costa (CA) Michael Cho
For fans of INVINCIBLE and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comes a brand-new ONGOING SERIES from acclaimed writer KYLE HIGGINS (Ultraman, C.O.W.L.) and artist MARCELO COSTA that reinvents superheroes for a new generation!
Nathan Burnett has just turned thirty, and things aren’t great: He’s working (and failing) at two jobs, his credit card debt is piling up, and his only move… is moving back home with his parents.
But when Nathan discovers and unlocks the ethereal, cosmic RADIANT, he’s given the power to radically change his fortunes!
There’s just one problem: The powers don’t belong to him. And the COSMIC BEINGS who created them want them back… by any means necessary.

 

 

 

STRAY DOGS #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Tony Fleecs (A) Trish Forstner (CA) Trish Forstner, Tony Fleecs
Lady and the Tramp meets Silence of the Lambs
It’s scary being the new dog.
Sophie can’t remember what happened. She doesn’t know how she ended up in this house. She doesn’t recognize any of these other dogs. She knows something terrible happened, but she just… can’t…recall… WAIT! Where’s her lady?
A five-issue Don Bluth-style suspense thriller by My Little Pony comic artists TONY FLEECS and TRISH FORSTNER, STRAY DOGS is Lady and the Tramp meets Silence of the Lambs.

 

 

 

DEEP BEYOND #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Mirka Andolfo, David Goy (A/CA) Andrea Broccardo
In an underpopulated future Earth, devastated by the dire consequences of the millennium bug, the survival of mankind – and, maybe, of the planet itself – is handled by a small number of people. Talented scientists who, despite the adverse situation and the stupid feuds that continue to divide the small number of people still alive, try to understand and study what is hidden in the depths of the abyss. Something mysterious and dangerous, which could eventually cause an even worse and more destructive catastrophe!
The 100 meets LOW, with a hint of Death Stranding in the brand-new sci-fi thriller series from acclaimed creator MIRKA ANDOLFO (UNNATURAL, MERCY), teaming up with writer DAVID GOY and rising-star artist ANDREA BROCCARDO (Star Wars: Doctor Aphra, Empyre: X-Men) and colorist BARBARA NOSENZO (The Ballad of Halo Jones).

 

 

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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 11/27/20

Hope that everybody had a swell Thanksgiving!

I’m reporting live from the aftermath of our annual Black Friday sale.

Thanks to everybody who came out!

Hope everybody had a great time, and to anybody who may have missed out – check out this very website for details about our Cyber Monday sale.

All right, BOOKS! COMIN’ IN HOT!

 

Amazing Spider-Man #361, first appearance of Carnage, Near Mint Minus (9.2), $299.

 

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New Comics & Books for 11/25/2020!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

Featured Comics:

X OF SWORDS DESTRUCTION #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jonathan Hickman, Tini Howard (A/CA) Pepe Larraz
The wheel of fortune turns. The unfortunate fall.
A sword against the darkness.

 

X-O MANOWAR (2020) #2
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
(W) Dennis “Hopeless” Hallum (A) Emilio Laiso (CA) Christian Ward
A new threat emerges from the fires of X-O’s latest battle!
Can X-O save the day, or does the world need a new kind of hero?

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Black Friday Sale!

FRIDAY 11/27/20 11AM – 3PM:

25% OFF EVERYTHING IN THE STORE!

(EXCEPT COMICS ON THE “NEW WALL”)

THIS INCLUDES GRAPHIC NOVELS, BACK ISSUES, VINTAGE & KEY BACK ISSUES, TOYS, STATUES, GAMES, APPAREL, POSTERS, TRADING CARDS, AND SUPPLIES FOR COMICS & CARDS & GAMES!

(consignment items excluded from all sales & rewards)

Cyber Monday Online Sale!

All day Monday, November 30th, EVERY ITEM on our online shop will be 10% OFF the listed prices!

(does not combine with any other discounts or rewards)

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 11/20/20

I had some reservations about featuring the copy of Killing Joke this week because it’s the only book out of the four whose price doesn’t end in a nine.

That’s The Joker for you I suppose.

That dude is always throwing off the equilibrium, isn’t he?

Batman: The Killing Joke, first print, Very Fine/Near Mint (9.0), $75.

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New Games! 11/20/2020

MAGIC THE GATHERING: COMMANDER LEGENDS

Every Pack Is Legendary

71 new Legends. Unbelievable reprints. New mechanics. And — wait for it — Draft Boosters for Commander players! Experience the ultimate multiplayer format like never before.

 

 


SLIP STRIKE ORANGE AND BLUE

Slip Strike is a competitive two-player game in which agents have slipped into another dimension to fight it out using teleportation, time-travel, and a variety of weapons.

Each round, both players select two cards from their hand of ten as their actions, placing them face down. They simultaneously reveal these actions one at a time, resolving them one after the other. Each player is trying to strike their opponent while avoiding a strike themselves. If a player takes a strike, they lose the game, but that player can permanently discard a teleport card to “Slip” out of the location, time-traveling to a time when they were not there. Eventually you or your opponent will run out of the ability to Slip, and then the victor will successfully knock that player out of the dimension and win the game.

Slip Strike is normally a two-player game, but by combining the blue and orange editions — each of which has different art and asset cards — you can play with up to four in the same game.

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New Comics & Books for 11/18/20!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

Featured Comics:

DARK NIGHTS DEATH METAL #5
DC COMICS
The Darkest Knight has won. With absolute power at the villain’s fingertips, Wonder Woman and the rest of the DC heroes are nothing to him. As the Darkest Knight turns his sights to his true goal, remaking the Multiverse in his image, can Earth’s heroes rally together to make a last stand?

 

VENOM #30
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Donny Cates (A) Luke Ross (CA) Geoff Shaw
THIS IS IT!
The face-melting finale to VENOM BEYOND, by Donny Cates and special guest illustrator LUKE ROSS! Trapped at the mercy of the dangerous new foe called CODEX, Eddie Brock will have to make an impossible choice!

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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 11/13/20

Mixed bag this week.

Little bit of everything here, except Marvel.

That’s not really by design or anything, but do bear in mind that I showed you lovely folks nothing but Marvels last week.

Fair and equal representation of everything the comics world has to offer.

That’s what we try to have for you here at EC!

Green Lantern Green Arrow #85, classic Speedy drug story, Very Good Plus (4.5), $75.

 

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New Games! 11/13/2020

ANIMAL ADVENTURES RPG: STARTER SET

Created for beginners, this RPG starter set is your gateway into the magical world of Animal Adventures and roleplaying games. Inside is everything you need to play a thrilling RPG campaign, with no experience needed (and awesome miniatures compatible with any tabletop RPG!).

Explore exciting locations, face fearsome and fantastical beasts, and have fun!

 

 


STAR TREK FLUXX

Journey home from the Delta Quadrant aboard the Starship Voyager! The fourth Fluxx-style excursion into the Star Trek universe features Captain Janeway and her crew along with plenty of their enemies: The Kazon, Species 8472, and, of course, the Borg. You will also find several Timeships, the Holographic Doctor’s mobile emitter, and Janeway from the Future.

The usual ever-changing rules of Fluxx apply, with a few new twists like the Caretaker and Ancestor’s Eve.

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New Comics & Books for 11/11/20!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

Featured Comics:

STAR WARS DARTH VADER #7
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Greg Pak (A) Raffaele Ienco (CA) Daniel Acuna
PAIN LEADS TO ANGER AND ANGER LEADS TO AN ELEMENT FROM EPISODE IXX!
o As DARTH VADER battered and broken by the EMPEROR as punishment for his rebellion, drags himself across the blasted surface of MUSTAFAR with vengeance on his mind!
o But can he survive the onslaught of a certain mysterious SITH ASSASSIN?
o And how will his world change when he learns his enemy’s GREATEST SECRET?!!

 

DARK NIGHTS DEATH METAL INFINITE HOURS EXXXTREME #1
DC COMICS
Pull up a chair, ya bastiches-it’s time for Uncle Lobo’s Infinite Hour! It’s your chance to let the Main Man Lobo-tomize you with familiar yet freaky stories of the DC Universe, exactly as he remembers them: with blood and guts and exxxtreme gratuitous violence! Tell yer comics guy to put you down for alllll the copies!

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PREORDER NOW: KING IN BLACK #1 GREG HORN VARIANTS!

GREG HORN SIGNING!

Sunday, December 6th from 1pm to 3:30pm**

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, please wear a face mask and maintain a 6-foot distance from other Guests – both inside the store and outside in line.

Depending on how many Guests are in the store, we may ask new Guests to wait outside until the store is less full.

Thank you for helping us keep everyone healthy and safe!

Emerald City Comics is happy to be a part of Greg Horn’s “KNULL AND UNAVOIDABLE” signing tour! This comic store extravaganza will involve 6 Florida stores over 5 days, and will showcase Horn’s Super Secret Tour Variant for Marvel Comics’ King in Black #1 – he’s not unveiling the cover until December 2nd [NOW SHOWN ABOVE!], the Marvel Comics release date for the regular covers of King in Black #1!

The secret cover is actually his “C” cover – and we are pre-selling copies of his exclusive “A” and “B” covers, which we’ll have for the signing!

Preorder now:
https://shop.emeraldcitycomics.com/collections/king-in-black-1-gren-horn-exclusive-covers

You can purchase the “A” cover alone, limited to 3,000 copies worldwide, for $19.99…

OR, you can purchase a set of the “A” & “B” covers – cover B is limited to only 1,000 copies worldwide – for $49.99…

 

This cover is an homage to Erik Larsen’s cover of Amazing Spider-Man #347!

 

Greg Horn alone will have his exclusive Super Secret Tour Variant “C” cover at the signing for between $40 and $60 signed! (final price to be determined soon).

He charges $10 for an autograph with a Certificate of Authenticity, or $20 for comics to be graded.

 

Agents of SLABS will be here to accept CGC autograph and grading submissions!

 

** Scheduled to appear; subject to change without notice. See EC’s Facebook Page, or contact the store for updates.

LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY!


Wednesday, November 25th from 11am to 7pm

It’s the best New Comics Wednesday of the year! It’s LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY (LCSD) – the day celebrating the independent spirit of local comic book specialty shops, and EC is a proud participant! Join us as we celebrate your support of local business!

Shop for SPECIAL LCSD-EXCLUSIVE ITEMS! (Quantities are VERY limited!)

FREE all-day raffle to win* a LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY PRIZE PACK!

The prize pack consists of a number of LCSD-EXCLUSIVE COMICS:
(please note that some of these comics are intended for mature readers)

  • LCSD 2020 DUNE HOUSE ATREIDES #2 OF 12 FOIL VAR
  • LCSD 2020 ICE CREAM MAN #20
  • LCSD 2020 INVINCIBLE #1 GOLD FOIL LOGO VAR
  • LCSD 2020 MIGHTY MORPHIN #1 FOIL VAR
  • LCSD 2020 MONSTRESS TALK-STORIES #1 OF 2 GOLD FOIL VAR
  • LCSD 2020 OTHER HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE #1 OF 5 JAMAL CAMPBELL SILVER METALLIC INK VAR
  • LCSD 2020 POWER RANGERS #1 FOIL VAR
  • LCSD 2020 SOMETHING IS KILLING CHILDREN #1 FOIL VAR
  • LCSD 2020 SPAWN #312 CVR E MCFARLANE
  • LCSD 2020 X OF SWORDS DESTRUCTION #1 HENRICHON VAR
  • WITCHER FADING MEMORIES #1 OF 4 CVR A – LCSD 2020

See images and descriptions of the comics here!

 

* ONE ENTRY PER PERSON, PLEASE. No purchase necessary to enter! Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible. All winners must collect their prizes within 2 weeks of the drawing date. EC reserves the right to alter / substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur.

DOCTOR WHO COMICS DAY!


Saturday, November 21st from 11am to 8pm

Celebrating the 11/18/20 release of DOCTOR WHO COMICS #1, featuring the 10th and 13th Doctors!

First 50 Guests get a free CUT-OUT TARDIS! We will also have free coloring pages and word searches while supplies last!

Free all-day raffle* for a TARDIS backpack and a “4 Doctors” mug featuring the 9th through 12th Doctors!