GAMING IN NOVEMBER 2018 AT EC!

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

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

 

11/3 – SAMURAI JACK

Based on the fifth and final season of the animated series, Samurai Jack: Back to the Past picks up the title character’s mission to return to the era before the reign of his adversary, the evil demon Aku. Jack’s friends accompany him along a path, comprised of various locations from the series, to defeat villains and finish with the most honor. Winning requires utilizing allies, traits, and weapons while guarding Jack’s sanity, taking players on an unpredictable ride that mirrors the story-rich episodes revered by critics and loved by fans.

Samurai Jack: Back to the Past features custom sculpted figures for Jack, Aku, Ashi, and more characters from the series.

 

 


11/7 – SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS: A GEMSTONE MINING GAME

Play Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: A Gemstone Mining Game and press your luck as you collect valuable gems from the mine and earn bonus points by discovering gem combinations from Snow White objectives.

In the game, which is based on Quartz, you and your fellow dwarfs do what you do best — mine for gemstones. It’s off to work you go, collecting as many as you can to trade in for Snow White pie points. Beware of your friends as well as the dangers that lurk in the mine that could force you to return home empty-handed. Have the most pie points after five days in the mine, and you win!

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HOLIDAY PICK-A-PRIZE RAFFLE!!!


Saturday, November 10th from 11am to 8pm

As you’re fully aware, the holidays are almost upon us!!! But, before you start stressing about gift-giving and stocking-stuffers, your friends at EC are here to lend a hand!!! We’re bringing back one of your favorite events – the PICK-A-PRIZE RAFFLE, where you’ll have a chance to win some excellent prizes that are perfect for treating yourself, or finding that perfect stocking-stuffer for fans of specific genres!!! There are also some nice, big prizes, so you can even re-gift it to someone else!!!
We promise we won’t tell!!!

On Saturday, November 10th, the FIRST 100 GUESTS at 11am will receive ONE FREE RAFFLE TICKET for a chance to win one of THIRTY PRIZES at NOON!!!

We’ll also conduct a SECOND, TOTALLY DIFFERENT RAFFLE at 12:30pm!!!

You MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN!!!
THERE WILL BE THIRTY WINNERS TOTAL for EACH RAFFLE!!!

Also celebrating NEIGHBORHOOD TOY STORE DAY!!!
Independent toy stores all over the country will kick off the holiday season by hosting Neighborhood Toy Store Day to celebrate their community, the value of shopping local, and the joy of play. See the coolest toys this holiday season in-person and find a curated selection of gifts for the kids (and kids-at-heart) you love. Visiting your local toy store this year? Use the hashtag #NTSD18 and #NeighborhoodToyStoreDay to share your love for your neighborhood toy store!

More details to be announced soon on our Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/EmeraldCityComics

IMAGE COMICS’ ISOLA RAFFLE!!!


Wednesday, November 7th from 11am to 8pm

It was one of Image Comics’ biggest hits this year, and it’s finally collected in its first paperback volume! Isola is known as the Land of the Dead, and our protagonist, a young woman who is the Captain of the Guard, must take her queen there to reverse an evil spell that has turned her majesty into a luminous black and blue tiger!

This breath-taking neo-classic is written by Batgirl of Burnside writer BRENDAN FLETCHER, and illustrated by KARL KERSCHL, of DC’s Gotham Academy!!!

On Wed., November 7th, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY, can enter our FREE RAFFLE for a chance to win* a copy of the “ISOLA: CHAPTER ONE” PAPERBACK!!!
(Rated T+, 2018, 136 pgs.)

The winner will be called on Thursday, Nov. 8th!

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 11/2/18

Signed books here, folks!

Autographed! In ink! By comic creators you know and love!

Here’s your chance to own an item touched by the hand of the gal and/or feller who wrote and/or drew said item — or at the very least someone who was somehow involved in said item’s creation.

 

Batman #21, CGC Signature Series 9.8 (Near Mint/Mint), signed by Tom King and Jason Fabok, $125.

 

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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 10/31/18

Woody Harrelson as Carnage, eh?
What the heck! Why not?

He’s played a psychotic serial killer to some acclaim in the past, but he’ll always be Woody the Bartender to me.

“How’s life treating you Mr. Peterson?” Good stuff…

 

Amazing Spider-Man #361, first appearance of Carnage, Near Mint Minus (9.2), $125.

 

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New Toys & Collectibles for 10/31/2018!

NBX SELECT AF SERIES 6
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC

A Diamond Select Toys release! Christmas is coming, and the gifts are grotesque! The hit NBX action figure line from DST continues with a sixth assortment, featuring characters and accessories only available on the specialty market! Three different multi-packs make up the series, including Sally with the Mummy Boy and Hanging Tree, the Clown with the Undersea Gal and her tank, and the Harlequin with the Devil and another piece of the gift-making table – combine it with the pieces from Series 5 to form a larger diorama! Each set comes packaged in display-ready Select packaging with side-panel artwork. Sculpted by Cortes Studio.

 


IRON GIANT DIE-CAST 1/12 SCALE ACTION FIGURE
1000 TOYS INC.

From 1000 Toys. The Iron Giant from the classic 1999 movie is back as a fully articulated die-cast toy! Built solid with die-cast materials, but designed to be the highly articulated and stiff enough to hold poses, this will be the masterpiece toy that all fans have been waiting for! Figure includes 2 Hand Sets, exchangeable head x 2pcs, and exchangeable Teeth.

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New Comics & Books for 10/31/2018!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

Featured Comics:

HEROES IN CRISIS #2
DC COMICS
(W) Tom King (A/CA) Clay Mann
Suspected of murder, [REDACTED] and [REDACTED] find themselves on the run from the super-hospital called Sanctuary -with each thinking the other one is the real killer! It’s up to Batman to solve this heinous crime, but suspicion falls on him when Superman and Wonder Woman ponder just how much Sanctuary’s A.I. is telling them. Meanwhile, [REDACTED] tries to make a shady deal to hide from the Trinity, while [REDACTED] searches out an old friend to help him out of this mess-and only gets deeper in trouble.

 

OLD MAN LOGAN #50
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Ed Brisson (A) Ibraim Roberson (CA) Andrea Sorrentino
• Logan came into this world the same way he’s leaving it: IN PAIN!
• Don’t miss the end of an era as Old Man Logan’s golden years are cut short!

 

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Daylight Saving 11/4/18!

SET YOUR CLOCKS BACK 1 HOUR AT 2AM SUNDAY 11/4 – DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME!

“MONSTER” CLEARANCE HALLOWEEN SALE!!!

Saturday, November 3rd from 11am to 8pm

Halloween is here!!! Which also means it’s over soon enough!!! At EC we want to help you keep the Halloween “spirit” alive, and help you get any of the treats you may have missed this Halloween season!!!

On Saturday, November 3rd, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can take part in our MONSTER HALLOWEEN CLEARANCE SALE!!!

SAVE BIG on MONSTER & HALLOWEEN-THEMED BOOKS, TOYS, GAMES, COLLECTIBLES & MORE!!!

The FIRST 100 GUESTS at 11am will receive THEIR CHOICE of a FREE HORROR MOVIE BUTTON!!!
(We’ll have a separate gift for kids.)

PLUS, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE RAFFLE for a chance to win* a NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS GAME PACK!!!

The Game Pack consists of:
1 NBX 25th Anniversary Edition Monopoly game, and
1 NBX 25th Anniversary YAHTZEE GAME!!!

The winner will be called on Monday, November 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.)

HALLOWEEN 2018 RAFFLE!!!


Wednesday, October 31st from 11am to 8pm

Win DC Comics’ CURSED COMICS CAVALCADE!

More details to be announced soon on our Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/EmeraldCityComics

New Comics & Books for 10/24/2018!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

Featured Comics:

SPIDER-GEDDON #2
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Christos Gage, Dan Slott (A/CA) Jorge Molina
The Inheritors have made landfall and have drawn first blood. Now the Spiders have to gather their army and start their missions. But can it possibly be enough for an incredibly powerful family that eat Spider-People?

 

ACTION COMICS #1004 (FOIL)
DC COMICS
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Ryan Sook (CA) Steve Rude
Superman confronts Lois Lane and wants answers: Where is Jon Kent? What happened during Lois’ trip into space with Jor-El? Why didn’t she contact the Man of Steel when she returned? And most importantly, does she still love him? Or is the world-famous reporter looking to let Clark Kent down easy? Lois and Clark’s relationship gets redefined in this issue illustrated by acclaimed artist Ryan Sook!

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VERSUS SYSTEM 2PCG TOURNAMENT 11/11/2018!!!


Sunday, November 11th from 12:30pm to 4pm

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

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

PRIZES!
Organized Play Kit #4 will be used as prize support. First place gets to choose either the acetate card or the playmat. The other will be raffled to a random other player.

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

AND … if there are 7 or more players, a $10 EC Gift Certificate will be added to the prizes! Another $10 EC Gift Certificate will be added for every 3 additional players (10, 13, 16, 19, etc). These Gift Certificates will be offered as options for the top players, and/or raffled to a random player if the acetate card and playmat are already taken before the raffle.

EC Comics Fest 2018 photo album!!!

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REANIMATOR RAFFLE!!!


Wednesday, October 24th from 11am to 8pm

Based on the classic horror movie, Reanimator: The Board Game, transforms you and your friends into assistants to mad genius Herbert West, as he conducts his experiments on the dead, bringing them back to life!!!

This immersive board game features eight 3D punch card buildings, and thousands of possible card combinations, ensuring a unique story every time!!!

On Wed., Oct. 24th, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE RAFFLE for a chance to win* a copy of the “REANIMATOR: THE BOARD GAME” GAME!!!
(Ages 14+, 1-4 players, 40-60 mins. Playtime.)

The winner will be called on Thursday, Oct. 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.)

New Games! 10/19/2018

FORBIDDEN SKY

Soar to dizzying heights in the electrifying cooperative adventure. Work as a team to explore a mysterious platform that floats at the center of a savage storm. Connect a circuit of cables to launch a secret rocket — all before you are struck by lightning or blown off to the depths below. It’s a high-wire act that will test your team’s capacity for courage and cooperation. One false step and you all could be grounded…permanently!

This latest installment in the Forbidden… game series takes you to new heights with several novel challenges, including collectively planning a terrain using only limited information and constructing a real electrical circuit.

 

 

CODENAMES HARRY POTTER

Codenames: Harry Potter features the gameplay from Codenames Duet, with players working together to reveal all the right cards before they run out of time or summon Lord Voldemort or another dark wizard.

The cards that players need to guess feature a word or phrase on one side and an image on the other.

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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 10/19/18

Batman sure does have terrible taste in women.

Every woman he has ever expressed any romantic interest in turns out to be some sort of arch-criminal, or journalist seeking to reveal his secret identity.

Maybe Batman should try using his world famous detective skills to figure out why he’s so oblivious to his own terrible judgment when it comes to the sorts of women he decides to spend time with.

Typical thrill seeking personality — always unnecessarily putting themselves in harms way…

 

Detective Comics #411, first appearance of Talia al Ghul, Very Good/Good (3.0), $45.

 

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New Comics & Books for 10/17/2018!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

Featured Comics:

SHURI #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Nnedi Okorafor (A) Leonardo Romero (CA) Sam Spratt
FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE BLACK PANTHER!
The world fell in love with her in the movie. Now, the Black Panther’s techno-genius sister launches her own adventures – written by best-selling Afrofuturist author Nnedi Okorafor and drawn by Eisner-nominated artist Leonardo Romero!
The Black Panther has disappeared, lost on a mission in space. And in his absence, everyone’s looking at the next in line for the throne. But Shuri is happiest in a lab, surrounded by gadgets of her own creation. She’d rather be testing gauntlets than throwing them. But a nation without a leader is a vulnerable one – and Shuri may have to choose between Wakanda’s welfare and her own.

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE #10 FOIL (DROWNED EARTH)
DC COMICS
(W) Scott Snyder (A/CA) Francis Manapul
THE ROAD TO “DROWNED EARTH”! When Wonder Woman learns that Cheetah gained new powers and killed the Greek sea god, Poseidon, that sets Aquaman off on a search for answers, bringing him into conflict with an entity known as the Flood, a herald for long-dead ocean gods with an ancient grudge against Poseidon, Atlantis and, well, everyone else on Earth. Who are those guys? Some very big fish-and you know what big fish do? Eat smaller fish like Aquaman and his Justice League buddies!

 

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YARD SALE 10/20/18!!!


Saturday, October 20th from 11am to 6pm

DEEP, DEEP, DISCOUNTS on books, comics, games, toys, and more!!!

The Yard Sale ends by 6pm, but the store remains open until 8pm as usual!

HALLOWEEN COMICFEST & STAR WARS READS DAY 2018!!!


Saturday, October 27th from 11am to 8pm

If you love Free Comic Book Day (and who doesn’t?), you’re really going to scare up some fun during our Halloween Comic Fest!!! Plus, this year, we’re combining it with another fan favorite — Star Wars Reads Day!!!

ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can choose 3 FREE HALLOWEEN COMICFEST COMICS, from DC Comics, Marvel Comics, ARCHIE COMICS, Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing, Vertigo Comics, BOOM! Studios, Dynamite, and more!!!
If you’re dressed in costume, you can CHOOSE 4 HCF COMICS!!!

Here are the comics to choose from:
https://www.halloweencomicfest.com/Catalog

MEET Venom & Spider-Man for FREE PICS & AUTOGRAPHS
from 11am-1pm and 3-5pm!!!**  (Local cosplay actors; not associated with any Marvel Studios or Sony productions.)

PLUS, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE, ALL DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* ONE of FIVE SETS of ALL THIRTY-FOUR HCF COMICS!!!

The winner will be called on Monday, October 29th!!!

PLUS, while supplies last, you can also get a FREE Star Wars Movies COMICS PREVIEW from Marvel!!!

AND, SAVE 10% ALL DAY on ALL STAR WARS BOOKS & GRAPHIC NOVELS!!!

* 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.

HORROR MOVIE RAFFLE!!!


Wednesday, October 17th from 11am to 8pm

It’s that time of year when everyone cuddles up in front of their TV sets to watch their favorite horror movies, which you’ve seen them so many times, you know them by heart… OR DO YOU?!?

Test your trivia skills, with 600 questions, while reliving your favorite horror movies while playing Trivial Pursuit: Horror Movie Edition, and scare up lots of fun with your friends!!!

On Wed., Oct. 17th, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE RAFFLE for a chance to win* a copy of the “TRIVIAL PURSUIT: HORROR MOVIE EDITION” GAME from USAOPOLY & HASBRO!!!
(2018; Ages 17+; 2+ players.)

The winner will be called on Thursday, Oct. 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.)