STRANGER THINGS DAY!


Saturday, June 29th from 11am to 8pm

Celebrating the July 4th release of Stranger Things Season 3!

FREE Stranger Things FCBD2019 comic book for the first 100 Guests!

FREE all-day raffle* for a STRANGER THINGS FAN PACK:

  • STRANGER THINGS TP VOL 01 OTHER SIDE
  • POP STRANGER THINGS ELEVEN HOSPITAL GOWN VINYL FIGURE
  • STRANGER THINGS DART SQUEEZE TOY

10% OFF all HORROR-themed merchandise!
(Vintage comics and consignment items excluded)

 

* 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.

GAMING IN JUNE 2019

Every Wednesday EC and All Things Nerdy host “EC Game Night” where you can Learn & Play a featured game from 6-7pm, then stay for Open Play of that game from 7-8pm — or any of our gaming demos of your choice!

Saturdays’ “EC Game Day” events with All Things Nerdy run from Noon-2pm, and you can learn while you play!

 

6/1 – INTERNATIONAL TABLE TOP DAY

https://www.facebook.com/events/446277626140229/

 

 


6/5 – BLACK MIRROR: NOSEDIVE

Modeled after the iconic Black Mirror episode of the same name starring Bryce Dallas Howard, in NOSEDIVE players are challenged to create a “perfect” life by collecting lifestyle cards, while avoiding any “dings” to their social score.

Integrated with the free NOSEDIVE smartphone app available on iOS and Android, the game includes over one thousand unique experiences to impress players’ important friends and improve their social standing.

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New Games! 5/31/2019

KEYFORGE: AGE OF ASCENSION

Become a new Archon in Age of Ascension! As a new set of KeyForge, Age of Ascension mixes up the cardpool with 204 brand-new cards, joining 166 cards first introduced in Call of the Archons to create an entirely new pool of 370 cards and billions upon billions more Unique Decks for you to discover, learn, and master.

Importantly, Age of Ascension is a companion to Call of the Archons, not a replacement or a sequel! You don’t need to start with Call of the Archons in order to reach Age of Ascension, and you don’t need to switch to Age of Ascension Archon Decks in order to remain competitive. Archon Decks from each set are equally matched against one another, which makes Age of Ascension an invitation to embrace even more of the spirit of exploration and discovery that makes KeyForge unique.

 

 

 


PATHFINDER ADVENTURE CARD GAME (REVISED EDITION)

Your Adventure Begins Here!

Belhaim’s tower has just collapsed, its wizard is missing, and local kobolds are whispering the name of a long dead draconic nemesis. And that’s just your first day in town…

This complete cooperative strategy game pits 1 to 4 players against monsters, perils, and traps as you become the heroes of Belhaim. As the town’s new champions, an unending world of adventure awaits. Choose your character’s class; build a deck of equipment, magic, and allies; and explore lethal locations as you journey through an exciting fantasy tale. As your adventures continue, your characters add remarkable gear and breathtaking magic to their decks as they gain incredible powers, all of which they’ll need to challenge more and more powerful threats.

This set includes the storybook and cards for The Dragon’s Demand Adventure Path as well as a modular core for infinite scenarios that allows you to control the difficulty and speed of play. Supplement your experience with the Curse of the Crimson Throne Adventure Path, Character Decks, the Pathfinder Adventure Card Society, and Pathfinder Adventure Card Game accessories (sold separately).

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STAR WARS GAME DAY!

It’s a game day centered around all things STAR WARS!

On Saturday, June 8th, from 2-6pm, join us for an open play event for Star Wars Legion, Star Wars Destiny, and Star Wars X-Wing!
 
We will have multiple tables set up with game mats for X-Wing and Legion and space for Destiny!
 
Promo cards for all three games will be given out depending on which games you play!!!
(Promo cards will be given out on a first come, first served basis)

Recommendations for New Books & Comics expected AUGUST 2019!

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 #369, JUNE 2019 (for books arriving mainly in AUGUST 2019)…

 

ONCE & FUTURE #1
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Kieron Gillen (A/CA) Dan Mora
When a group of Nationalists use an ancient artifact to bring a villain from Arthurian myth back from the dead to gain power, ex-monster hunter Bridgette McGuire escapes her retirement home and pulls her unsuspecting grandson Duncan, a museum curator, into a world of magic and mysticism to defeat a legendary threat.
Bestselling writer Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine, Star Wars) and Russ Manning Award-winning artist Dan Mora (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Klaus) explore the mysteries of the past, the complicated truths of our history and the power of family to save the day – especially if that family has secret bunkers of ancient weapons and decades of experience hunting the greatest monsters in Britain’s history!

 

 

 

BERSERKER UNBOUND #1
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Mike Deodato
A merciless sword and sorcery warrior finds himself blasted through a wormhole to a modern-day metropolis where he must protect those around him from an evil wizard determined to send him to hell. From the Eisner Award-winning team of Jeff Lemire, Mike Deodato Jr., and Frank Martin comes this urban warrior fantasy series!

 

 

 

BATMAN SUPERMAN #1
DC COMICS
(W) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) David Marquez
Up in the sky, in the dark of the night, trust no one-for the Secret Six walk among us. Spinning out of the devastating events of the Batman Who Laughs, Superman and Batman are together once more in an all-new monthly series-and they’re facing a terrifying new threat that could strike from anywhere. The Dark Knight and the Man of Steel must journey into the depths of Gotham City to learn which of their fellow heroes has been transformed into the horrifying horseman of their most dangerous and deranged foe ever. Our heroes will need to fight to survive, but an even more dangerous question lurks in the shadows: Can Superman and Batman even trust each other?

 

 

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New Comics & Books for 5/29/2019!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

 

Featured Comics:

BATMAN LAST KNIGHT ON EARTH #1
DC COMICS
(W) Scott Snyder (A) Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion (CA) Greg Capullo
Bruce Wayne wakes up in Arkham Asylum. Young. Sane.
And…he was never Batman.
So begins this sprawling tale of the Dark Knight as he embarks on a quest through a devastated DC landscape featuring a massive cast of familiar faces from the DC Universe. As he tries to piece together the mystery of his past, he must unravel the cause of this terrible future and track down the unspeakable force that destroyed the world as he knew it…
From the powerhouse creative team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo, the team that reinvented Batman from the emotional depths of “Court of Owls” to the bombastic power of DARK NIGHTS: METAL, DC Black Label is proud to present the bimonthly, three-issue miniseries BATMAN: LAST KNIGHT ON EARTH, published at DC’s standard comic trim size.
This could be the last Batman story ever told…
Prestige Format

 

ANGEL #1
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Bryan Edward Hill (A) Gleb Melnikov (CA) Dan Panosian
BOOM! Studios, along with visionary writer and director Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Marvel’s The Avengers), presents the shocking reimagining of the pop culture phenomenon ANGEL!
Angel walks the line between two worlds; a vampire cursed with a soul, he’s spent centuries battling back the forces that would destroy humanity, in an attempt to redeem himself for the crimes committed by the monster he was when he was first turned. But now, when the trail of the most recent demonic uprising takes him to Sunnydale, he realizes that the redemption he seeks can only come at a startling price.
As Angel reunites with old friends and old spirits in Sunnydale, he comes face to face with a new demon — one set on destroying a generation that Angel is entirely unfamiliar with. Will Angel be able to adapt to this new kind of foe…or will he succumb to the demons of his dark and terrible past as Angelus?
Following the journey of Angel through past and present, critically-acclaimed writer Bryan Edward Hill (Detective Comics, Killmonger) and artist Gleb Melnikov present a brand new, modern take on one of the most iconic vampires in pop culture, perfect for fans and new readers alike!

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INTERNATIONAL TABLETOP DAY 2019!


Saturday, June 1st from 11am to 8pm

INTERNATIONAL TABLETOP DAY is an annual event celebrating tabletop games, and the people who play them — or want to START playing them!

All day long, on Saturday, June 1st, ALL GAMES AND GAMING MERCHANDISE will be 15% OFF! This includes board games, trading card games, miniatures games, role-playing games, and any supplies in our games category such as paints and dice and deck protectors!

Join us at Emerald City Comics for a day of gaming, sales, and giveaways! All are welcome, from seasoned board gamers to the newest of players — there’s something for everyone!

Also, all Guests may enter our FREE all-day raffle to win* our Tabletop Gaming Fan Pack! This includes exclusive International Tabletop Day 2019 merchandise, and your choice of ONE of the following “EC Favorite” games:

  • BETRAYAL LEGACY
  • MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH
  • THANOS RISING
  • FURY OF DRACULA
  • FIREBALL ISLAND

The winner will be contacted Monday, June 3rd.

SPECIAL GUESTS!

  • Travis R. Chance, President of Kolossal Games will be joining us for ITTD! Travis co-founded Action Phase Games, worked for Indie Boards and Cards, and is now the president of Kolossal Games.
  • Exocrate Games will be here running demos for their amazing miniature game British vs Pirates!
  • Fiero Initiative will be join us for ITTD and showing off their new game Orion’s Spur!
  • Waypoint 6 will be providing catering with a special menu just for ITTD!

 

“Wait – what is International Table Top Day again?”

…Once a year when the first buds of spring begin to unfurl from their winter slumber, International Tabletop Day brings us back to the table to remind us why we play and to give thanks to those who make every roll of the dice exciting.

From the heaviest strategy game to the lightest party game, ITTD gives us a chance to celebrate those who bring their passions to the table. Everyone from the biggest publisher to the smallest developer let players explore new worlds and take on herculean tasks in little more than an hour. And when we find ourselves sitting in the winner’s circle, we know that it will be the makers of the games we love cheering us on.

Tabletop Day is also a day to celebrate those who come to the table in contest or cooperation. It is a time of friends tasked with war and strangers finding a common bond to survive through the next turn. We honor the communities that gather around the table, those who bring the winning spirit and sportsmanship to play with others. We play not just against the board, but with others. To you, who manage groups, brings new people to the table, and finds that one night out of the month to bring your team together to fight a dragon; this day is for you….

 

* 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.

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 5/24/19

Did everybody read Savage Avengers number one?

Wolverine versus Conan!
Never thought I’d live to see the day.

To be honest, it never occurred to me that Marvel would first regain the publishing rights to Conan and then go so far as to integrate him into the Earth-616 universe.

Keep surprising me, Marvel. Keep surprising me…

 

Incredible Hulk #181, first full appearance of Wolverine, Fine Minus (5.5), $2,350.

 

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New Games! 5/24/2019

DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS: GHOSTS OF SALTMARSH

Explore the waves above and the fathoms below in these watery adventures for the world’s greatest roleplaying game.

Nestled on the coast of the Azure Sea is Saltmarsh, a sleepy fishing village that sits on the precipice of destruction. Smugglers guide their ships to hidden coves, willing to slit the throat of anyone foolhardy enough to cross their path. Cruel sahuagin gather beneath the waves, plotting to sweep away coastal cities. Drowned sailors stir to unnatural life, animated by dark magic and sent forth in search of revenge. The cult of a forbidden god extends its reach outward from a decaying port, hungry for fresh victims and willing recruits. While Saltmarsh slumbers, the evils that seek to plunder it grow stronger. Heroes must arise to keep the waves safe!

All adventures have been faithfully adapted to the fifth edition rules of Dungeons & Dragons. Furthermore, this book includes details on the port town of Saltmarsh, as well as plenty of hooks to kick-off each adventure. Play through each story in a seafaring campaign leading characters from level 1 through level 12, or pull out sections to place in ongoing campaigns in any setting. The appendices also cover mechanics for ship-to-ship combat, new magic items, monsters, and more!

“The Saltmarsh series consistently ranks as one of the most popular classic D&D adventures,” said Mike Mearls, franchise creative director of D&D. “With its ties to ocean-based adventuring, it was an obvious step to augment it with additional sea-based adventures and a robust set of rules for managing a nautical campaign.”

Hoist your sails, pull up anchor, and set a course for adventure!

 

 

WACKY RACES

Wacky Races: The Board Game puts players in the “driver’s seat” with control of their favorite drivers from the cartoon series, including The Slag Brothers, The Gruesome Twosome, Penelope Pitstop, Peter Perfect, and more, each with their own car equipped with special abilities. They compete against each other as well as the game-controlled, mustachioed Dick Dastardly and his wheezy pup Muttley.

Races are simple, yet strategic, as players place cards indicating the terrain tiles to which their racer will move, with the last card played indicating where Dastardly and Muttley will end up. However, it wouldn’t be wacky without a little trouble standing in the way. Racers need to dodge or negate traps set by Dastardly as he attempts to stay ahead of the pack. Racers can choose between single races lasting 10-15 minutes or the Championship mode, which offers unique rulesets changing from race-to-race before a winner is named.

Wacky Races: The Board Game will be released in both a regular and a deluxe edition, with the deluxe edition including pre-painted miniatures, while the regular edition will have one-color miniatures.

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New Comics & Books for 5/22/2019!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

Featured Comics:

STAR WARS AOR JABBA THE HUTT #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Greg Pak (A) Emilio Laiso & Various (CA) Rachel Dodson, Terry Dodson
IT’S GREAT TO BE JABBA!
• Across the galaxy, Imperials, rebels and scoundrels alike speak in hushed tones of JABBA THE HUTT, the greatest gangster in the OUTER RIM.
• Discover what makes the name of Jabba so feared, in a crime story that stretches from the casinos of CANTO BIGHT to the deserts of TATOOINE!

 

FLASH #71
DC COMICS
(W) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) Howard Porter
“The Flash Year One” continues! Barry Allen struggles to control his powers as he experiments with his newfound abilities. When one of his tests lands him in a mess, he’ll come face to face with his first villains!

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New Toys & Collectibles for 5/22/2019!

DC BOMBSHELLS POISON IVY SEPIA TONE VARIANT STATUE
DC COMICS

This exclusive Poison Ivy “Sepia Tone” variant is part of a Bombshells limited-edition series designed to evoke the color tone that was frequently found in photos of the past.
• Limited to 5,000 pieces
• Figure measures 10.6″ tall

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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 5/17/19

“What if Chewbacca Battled A Carnage-Symbiote-Possessed-Redwing (Falcon’s pet … falcon)?”

I’ll be the first to admit that the title is a bit clunky, but I feel that the story concept is rock solid.

That is a premise that will sell copies, am I right?

 

Captain America #117, first appearance of Falcon, Very Fine Minus (7.5), $300.

 

 

Chewbacca #1, CGC Signature Series 9.0 (Very Fine/Near Mint) signed by Peter Mayhew, $250.

 

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New Comics & Books for 5/15/2019!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

Featured Comics:

GIANT MAN #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Leah Williams (A) Marco Castiello (CA) Woo Cheol
WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN! ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS!
At the behest of All-Mother Freyja, four men must rise to monstrous heights and infiltrate the most savage territory of New Jotunheim: Florida!

 

FIREFLY #6
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Greg Pak (A) Dan McDaid (CA) Lee Garbett
Mal and Zoe relive the worst day of the war as they delve deeper into their past and debate an awful truth: Are they war criminals?

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Introducing the “COMICS OMNIVORE” PROGRAM with THUMBS #1 from Image Comics!

com·ics om·ni·vore
[kom-iks om-nuh-vohr]
noun
A person who consumes all manner of comics, regardless of publisher, age, genre, or format, with the only requirement being quality.

GET $1 OFF DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF RELEASE!
Offer valid from June 5th thru June 11th, 2019!
(Price will be automatically reduced at the register; does not combine with any other discounts)

 

THUMBS #1
Image Comics
Story by SEAN LEWIS
Art by HAYDEN SHERMAN
$4.99
Imagine someone like, say, Mark Zuckerberg created his own army of tech-obsessed teens and directed them to take on the government. What would the fallout be? Charley “Thumbs” Fellows is a member of just such an army. Poor and raised by the influential MOM™ app, he finds himself in the center of a war. The Social Network meets Blade Runner in this big event book from the team that brought you the hit series THE FEW!

Read a preview HERE!

 

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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 5/11/19

Just Todd McFarlane books this week.

You gotta admire a fella with enough self confidence to refer to himself as “The Todd-Father.”

The guy talks Marvel’s most popular artists into leaving the company en masse to start their own company, spends millions on sports memorabilia, and walks around calling himself “Todd-Father.”

Gotta admire the chutzpah.

 

Incredible Hulk #340, Hulk versus Wolverine, CGC 9.6 (Near Mint Plus), $275.

 

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New Games! 5/10/2019

HARRY POTTER LABYRINTH

Who can keep a clear watch over the Harry Potter labyrinth and find paths to the well-known residents of Hogwarts? Harry, Ron, Hermione, Professor Dumbledore, Hagrid, and Harry’s owl Hedwig are all waiting for you to find them. If you move the labyrinth around cleverly, you’ll surely discover new paths that were once dead ends. Keep making new paths to find the characters you need to collect.

This fun family game promotes strategic thinking, introduces cause and effect, planning, and association, and celebrates the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and its beloved characters.

 

 

DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS RPG: TOME OF BEASTS

Whether you need dungeon vermin or a world-shaking personification of evil, the Tome of Beasts has it. Here are more than 400 new foes for your 5th Edition game-everything from tiny drakes and peculiar spiders, to demon lords and ancient dragons.

Tome of Beasts includes monsters from the entire history of Kobold Press, with longtime favorites such as:

– Clockwork creatures
– Drakes and dragons
– Devils and arch-devils
– Dangerous flavors of the fey
– Undead-and much more!

Use them in your favorite published setting, or populate the dungeons in a world of your own creation. Pick up Tome of Beasts and give your players an encounter they won’t soon forget!

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New Comics & Books for 5/08/2019!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

Featured Comics:

WAR OF REALMS NEW AGENTS OF ATLAS #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Greg Pak (A) Lim, Gang Hyuk (CA) Billy Tan
FEATURING MARVEL’S NEWEST HEROES WAVE, AERO & SWORD MASTER!
A “War of the Realms” tie-in series! As Sindr, Immortal Queen of Muspelheim, and her legions of Fire Demons march on Asia, it’s time for a new band of heroes to unite to protect the Pacific Rim. Having brought together a ragtag team of heroes to defend the Earth from an alien invasion in the past, can Amadeus Cho reassemble his “protectors” — Shang-Chi, Silk and Jimmy Woo to save the world from incineration? And where is Kamala Khan? And just who are Crescent, Io and Luna Snow??? Featuring Marvel’s newest heroes from China, Aero and Sword Master, and a mysterious new Filipino heroine named WAVE!

 

BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #1
DC COMICS
(W) Bryan Hill (A) Dexter Soy (CA) Tyler Kirkham
When the quest for justice drives Batman into some morally ambiguous areas, he calls in the most moral man he knows: Jefferson Pierce, a.k.a. Black Lightning, and his team of operatives known as the Outsiders!
Several years ago Batman personally put the Barrera family into hiding after they suffered through terrible experiments at the hands of an organization called the Ark. Now all but one of them have turned up dead…and Batman needs to locate Sofia Barrera before the wrong people get their hands on her-and her surprising power! But it wouldn’t be Batman without a hidden agenda, would it? And when Black Lightning, Katana, the Signal and Orphan find out what Batman is really up to, their every loyalty will be called into question.

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Detective Pikachu Day / Manga Sale!


Saturday, May 11th from 11am to 8pm

Pokemon: Detective Pikachu hits theaters on May 10th!

On Saturday, May 11th, EC is celebrating its release!

The first 100 Guests at 11am will receive a “Free Comic Book Day 2019” POKEMON I CHOSE YOU & POKEMON ADVENTURES COMIC!

15% OFF ALL MANGA all day long!

 

Also, all Guests, all day, can enter a FREE raffle for the chance to win a BRIGHTBURN movie prize pack — which includes a poster, t-shirt, promotional items, and a pair of tickets to see the movie!

 
BRIGHTBURN
produced by James Gunn, the film-maker of Guardians of The Galaxy!
 
In theaters May 24th!
 
TRAILER:
 
What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister? In this horrific take on the classic superhero trope, a couple (Elizabeth Banks and David Denman) adopts a baby who came from the stars. While they attempt to raise the boy (Jackson A. Dunn) to use his powers for good, an evil begins to grow inside that he unleashes.

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 5/3/19

Cassandra Cain, also known as Batgirl or more recently The Black Bat.

She’s silent but deadly…
By which I mean that she was trained as an assassin and also happens to be mute … I meant silent but deadly that way … not like … y’know….

 

Batman #567, first appearance of Cassandra Cain, Very Fine (8.0), $50.

 

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EC BOOK CLUB: SAGA VOL 4 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples!


Wednesday, June 5th 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, 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!

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).

This month’s featured book is…

SAGA VOL 4 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples
IMAGE COMICS
Saga has been described as “Star Wars meets Game of Thrones,” and by critics as evocative of both science fiction and fantasy epics such as The Lord of the Rings and classic works like Romeo and Juliet!
In THIS volume, visit new planets, meet new adversaries and explore a very new direction, as Hazel becomes a toddler while her family struggles to stay on their feet.