“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 3/2/19

Deadpool versus Bloodshot!

Now there’s a throwdown I wouldn’t mind having front row seats for!

On second thought, I think I might switch to the skybox for that event.

Seems like sitting front row would exponentially increase your odds of being accidentally shot or stabbed by one of the two contestants.

Rai #0, first full appearance of Bloodshot, Very Fine/Near Mint (9.0), $50.

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GAMING IN MARCH 2019 AT EC!

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!

 

 

3/2 – COSMIC ENCOUNTERS

Build a galactic empire… In the depths of space, the alien races of the Cosmos vie with each other for control of the universe. Alliances form and shift from moment to moment, while cataclysmic battles send starships screaming into the warp. Players choose from dozens of alien races, each with its own unique power to further its efforts to build an empire that spans the galaxy.

Many classic aliens from earlier editions of this beloved game return, such as the Oracle, the Loser, and the Clone. Newly discovered aliens also join the fray, including Remora, Mite, and Tick-Tock. This classic game of alien politics returns from the warp once more.

In Cosmic Encounter, each player is the leader of an alien race. On a player’s turn, he or she becomes the offense. The offense encounters another player on a planet by moving a group of his or her ships through the hyperspace gate to that planet. The offense draws from the destiny deck which contains colors, wilds and specials. He or she then takes the hyperspace gate and points at one planet in the system indicated by the drawn destiny card. The offense vs. the defenses ships are in the encounter and both sides are able to invite allies, play an encounter card as well as special cards to try and tip the encounter in their favor.

The object of the game is to establish colonies in other players’ planetary systems. Players take turns trying to establish colonies. The winner(s) are the first player(s) to have five colonies on any planets outside his or her home system. A player does not need to have colonies in all of the systems, just colonies on five planets outside his or her home system. These colonies may all be in one system or scattered over multiple systems. The players must use force, cunning, and diplomacy to ensure their victory.

 

 

3/6 – HERBACEOUS SPROUTS

Everyone has a green thumb when playing Herbaceous Sprouts. Unwind while enjoying this beautiful and thoughtful game of collecting seeds, using tools, and growing sprouts in the community garden. Gather your seeds and tools from the shed, but don’t take too long or your friend might become the Head Gardner first.

Become the Head Gardener by collecting herb and flower seeds and using your garden tools to plant in the community garden and scoring the most points. Each round, gardeners take turns collecting herb and flower seeds (represented by dice) which they place and save in their wheelbarrow, as well as tools (represented by cards) which they use to plant sprouts. Players can plant quickly for low point spots, or push their luck saving their seeds for premier spots in the garden.

Herbaceous Sprouts is played over a series of rounds, each with a different Lead Gardener. When the last Tool Cards are used, the game ends the final score is tallied.

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New Toys & Collectibles for 2/27/2019!

FORTNITE BLACK KNIGHT 7IN PREMIUM AF
TMP TOYS / MCFARLANE’S TOYS

From TMP/McFarlane’s Toys. Chivalry isn’t dead. The guardian of Wailing Woods, the Black Knight, one of the rarest skins in Fortnite is here to save your collection from utter despair. This medieval knight can smite your enemies back to the dark ages. The Fortnite Series 1 Black Knight 7-Inch Action Figure features design and paint decos from in-game assets. The Figure is hyper-articulated at over 18 points of articulation: perfect for Emote posing! He comes complete with the Dark Ages inspired Black Shield Back Bling, Grenade Launcher, and Medieval Axecaliber Pickaxe. The Black Knight figure is showcased in premium glossy Fortnite themed window box packaging and stands tall on a Fortnite branded display base!


FORTNITE RAPTOR 7IN PREMIUM AF
TMP TOYS / MCFARLANE’S TOYS

From TMP/McFarlane’s Toys. Roger That! Raptor is ready for all-out-war. Your quintessential ranger is ready for anything. The Swiss Army knife of character skins, Raptor can build, fight, and lead you to a Victory Royale. Over and out! The Fortnite Series 1 Raptor 7-Inch Action Figure features design and paint decos from in-game assets. The Fortnite Series 1 Raptor 7-Inch Action Figure is hyper-articulated at over 18 points of articulation – perfect for Emote posing! The Raptor action figure comes complete with the Raptor Satchel Back Bling, Drum Gun, and the teeth-chattering Icebreaker Pickaxe. The Raptor figure is showcased in premium glossy Fortnite themed window box packaging and stands tall on a Fortnite branded display base.

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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 2/25/19

Daredevil! He’s on the T.V.!

Batwoman! She will be on the T.V. very soon!

All of them there superhero folks are on the T.V. these days! And at the picture shows too!!

 

Daredevil #4, first appearance of Purple Man, Fine Plus (6.5), $200.

 

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New Games! 2/22/2019

THE STARS ALIGN

Turn your eyes to the night sky and be the first player to spot five shooting stars for the win! The Stars Align is a two-player game of placing and manipulating patterns of stars on the 7×7 night sky map grid.

A play of The Stars Align begins at dusk. Players place their color stars onto the Night Sky Map. After dusk comes the Night Phase. More stars appear and those already in play start to flicker (twinkle)! When groups of stars align, they shoot across the sky and disappear!

The Stars Align is a tight combination of grid placement and pattern manipulation. In the Dusk Phase, each player will draw a constellation card on their turn and choose where to place their stars on the shared Night Sky Map following the pattern shown on the card. As the night draws on, more stars appear until a player draws a constellation card that can’t be played. At this point, the initial board state is established and the Night Phase begins.

Placement rules shift when the Night Phase starts. Now parts of the constellation pattern may overlap stars already in play. Overlapped stars flip to their opposite side. Players take turns manipulating the Night Sky Map so that an entire row or column of seven stars align in their color. This is a shooting star. The stars in that row or column are removed from the board and a point is scored. The first player to score 5 points wins the game!

For an added challenge, experienced players can add a chess timer with five-minutes per player to spot their five shooting stars. The first to spot five shooting stars or still have time left on their timer when their opponent runs out of time wins the game.

 

 

MIAUI

Each round in Miaui, players choose one of the cards in their hand — and everyone starts the game with the same cards numbered 1-12 — to show how deep they dive in the hope of catching the best fish. All kinds of fish are served at the feast but beware the gooey jellyfish and the thieving seagulls.

In more detail, three cards are laid out from the catch deck from the surface of the water to the depths. Each players chooses a card and plays them simultaneously. Whoever plays the highest card dives deepest and grabs the card at the bottom of the lake, while the next highest card grabs the card just above this. Whoever played the lowest card collects what’s at the surface. Sometimes this isn’t good since jellyfish cost you points and seagulls steal your most recent catch.

May the best diver win!

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New Comics & Books for 2/20/2019

Click here for the full list of new releases!

Featured Comics:

HULKVERINES #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Greg Pak (A) Ario Anindito (CA) Greg Land, D’Armata, Frank
THE CLASH YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR!
At last! It’s Weapon H versus his predecessors-Wolverine and the Hulk! Once, the Weapon X program sought to recreate the world’s two greatest hunters. They ended up with Weapon H, a man of Adamantium claws and gamma-juiced blood. Now, Wolverine and the Hulk are back in action – and coming after the dangerous creation made in their name!

 

SHARKEY BOUNTY HUNTER #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Mark Millar (A/CA) Simone Bianchi
MINISERIES PREMIERE
Set in a brilliant new sci-fi universe, Sharkey is a blue-collar bounty hunter who tracks criminals across the galaxy in his converted, rocket-powered ice-cream truck. Aided and abetted by his ten-year-old partner, he’s out for the biggest bounty of his career.

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Recommendations for New Books & Comics expected APRIL 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 #365, FEBRUARY 2019 (for books arriving mainly in APRIL 2019)…

COVER TP VOL 01
DC COMICS
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) David Mack
Best-selling creators Brian Michael Bendis and David Mack bring an incredible new espionage epic to Jinxworld in COVER!
Based on a true story, the intelligence community figures out that the traveling band of social misfits who make comic books are an exact match to the profiles of candidates recruited for intelligence and counterintelligence gathering. A well-known comics creator is recruited by the agency to live a double life as a spy. And convention season is upon us.
COVER is the blockbuster new epic from the acclaimed team of writer Brian Michael Bendis (Superman, Action Comics) and David Mack (Kabuki, Jessica Jones) as they reunite for the first time since their renowned run on Daredevil. Collects issues #1-6.

 

 

FANTASTIC FOUR TP BEHOLD GALACTUS
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Stan Lee, John Byrne (A) Jack Kirby & Various (CA) Alex Ross
The Fantastic Four take on Galactus in a quartet of action-packed epics! First, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby introduce the World-Eater and his enigmatic herald, the Silver Surfer, as they come for Earth in one of the greatest comic book sagas ever told! Next, Stan and Jack bring big G back – but what does he want this time? The answer lies in a dangerous and deadly shrunken realm! John Buscema’s powerful pencils illustrate the arrival of new herald Gabriel the Air-Walker, signaling doom for the human race! Then, John Byrne takes over as Terrax leads the Devourer back to Earth – and the entire Marvel Universe pitches in to help the FF save the planet from becoming his next meal! With classic art by top-flight creators, Galactus has never looked this good!
COLLECTING: FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #48-50, #120-123, #242-244

 

 

MAGIC ORDER TP VOL 01
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Mark Millar (A/CA) Olivier Coipel
We live in a world where we’ve never seen a monster, and The Magic Order is the reason we sleep safely in our beds. By day, they live among us as our neighbors, friends, and co-workers, but by night they are the sorcerers, magicians, and wizards that protect us from the forces of darkness… unless the darkness gets them first. Magic meets the Mob in THE MAGIC ORDER, as five families of magicians-sworn to protect our world for generations-must battle an enemy who’s picking them off one by one.

Collects THE MAGIC ORDER #1-6

 

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New Games! 2/15/2019

BEHOLDER TROPHY

Capture beauty in the eyes of the Dungeons & Dragons Beholder Trophy Figure, but beware, one glance can put you to sleep, place you under a charm, or even lead to your demise!

The Dungeons & Dragons Beholder Trophy is made of foam rubber and latex that’s carefully hand-painted for realistic detail. It also features spectacular “glass-like” eyes for stunning realism. Nothing can escape its gaze!

The Beholder Trophy is designed with an integrated multi-point hard point system which allows you to hang the figure from the ceiling (secured to a truss or structural element). A hard point eyelet at top enables the figure to hang level looking straight ahead. A second eyelet positioned further back on head allows for hanging higher with a downward glance towards the Beholder’s prey.

 

 

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG: CRASH COURSE

Sonic, Tails, Knuckes, and Dr. Ivo “Eggman” Robotnik are on a crash course! Speeding through the classic Green Hill Zone, players in Sonic the Hedgehog: Crash Course race to be the first player to save (or capture) the most Flicky Birds! If you want to take the victory, then you gotta go fast!

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HELLBOY DAY / ARON POHARA SIGNING!


Saturday, March 23rd from 11am to 8pm

Dark Horse Comics has declared March 23rd to be HELLBOY DAY 2019, in advance of the April 12th release of the all-new HELLBOY film!

The first 100 Guests will receive a free HELLBOY DAY 2019 BUTTON and the HELLBOY DAY 2019 SEED OF DESTRUCTION comic book – a special 25th anniversary edition of the first issue of Hellboy!

 

All Guests can enter our FREE all-day raffle* for a Hellboy fan pack, which includes…

  • a HELLBOY DAY 2019 WINDOW CLING,
  • a HELLBOY DAY 2019 TEMPORARY TATTOO SHEET,
  • a HELLBOY INTO THE SILENT SEA HARDCOVER GRAPHIC NOVEL, and
  • a COLLECTIBLE HELLBOY DVD GIFT SET WITH A LIMITED EDITION HELLBOY SCULPTURE BY SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES!

 

 

Also, writer Aron Pohara will be here at 11am** to sign his new comic book – BOOK OF LYAXIA! Pohara says, “BOOK OF LYAXIA has been 10 years in the making … and I want people to enjoy this crazy take on mythology that I have!”

 

* 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.

** Scheduled to appear; times and details 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.

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 2/15/19

How’s this for a Spider-Man story idea?
Otto Octavius possessed by the Venom symbiote!

They haven’t done that one yet have they?
DOCTOR OCTO-VENOM!
NOT A WHAT-IF!!
NOT A HOAX!!!
NOT AN IMAGINARY STORY!!!

Well … I guess it would be an imaginary story in the sense that it would be a fictional story…

But it would NOT be imaginary in the sense that it would be a story set in the main Earth-616 Marvel continuity…

If it ever actually WAS a story that Marvel would publish…

Which in all honesty seems unlikely…

 

Amazing Spider-Man #3, first appearance of Doctor Octopus,
CBCS 9.0, $14,500.

 

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EC BOOK CLUB: MISTER MIRACLE BY TOM KING & MITCH GERADS!


Wednesday, April 3rd from 6:30 to 7:30 pm

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).

In an EC first, we are “pre-announcing” the selection for the April 3rd meeting, so that it will be 20% OFF from the day it arrives: Wednesday, February 13th!

This month’s featured book is…

MISTER MIRACLE BY TOM KING & MITCH GERADS
DC COMICS
(W) Tom King (A/CA) Mitch Gerads
Scott Free is the greatest escape artist who ever lived. So great that he escaped Granny Goodness’ gruesome orphanage and the dangers of Apokolips to travel across galaxies and set up a new life on Earth with his wife, the former Female Fury known as Big Barda. Using the stage alter ego of Mister Miracle, he has made a career for himself showing off his acrobatic escape techniques. He even caught the attention of the Justice League, which counted him among its ranks. You might say Scott Free has everything … so why isn’t it enough? Mister Miracle has mastered every illusion, achieved every stunt, pulled off every trick-except one. He has never escaped death. Is it even possible? Our hero is going to have to kill himself if he wants to find out.

New Comics & Books for 2/13/2019

Click here for the full list of new releases!

Featured Comics:

SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Ron Garney (CA) Alex Ross
THE ANCIENT CULT OF KOGA THUN. A MYSTICAL TREASURE.
AND THE ONLY MAN WHO CAN SAVE THE HYBORIAN AGE!
Adrift at sea. No food. No weapons. Death surely awaits him. But the lionhearted CONAN is not so easily subdued, by Crom! When Conan finds himself captured, he unleashes his might on an unsuspecting pirate crew…one whose dark secrets will plunge Conan on the trail of an ancient treasure that may prove to be his undoing!
An all-new age of SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN begins with a five-part tale of swords and sorcery by Gerry Duggan (DEADPOOL, INFINITY WARS) and illustrated by legendary artist Ron Garney (DAREDEVIL, THOR: GOD OF THUNDER) with covers by the incomparable Alex Ross, and breathtaking variant covers by Garney, Rahzzah, comics legend George Perez, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman!
Welcome to the deadly Hyborian Age-hope you survive the experience!

 

BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #3
DC COMICS
(W) Scott Snyder (A/CA) Jock
All the pieces are starting to fit together as the Batman Who Laughs acquires another key element in his plan-one that is linked to the founding fathers of Gotham City and to a legacy started by the Wayne family and protected by none other than Oswald Cobblepot. While the Penguin goes head-to-head with the darkest version of his mortal enemy, Batman is forced to compromise his principles and purge the serum that protects his heart from the deadly Joker Toxin! It’s a no-win situation as writer Scott Snyder and artist Jock return to the sociopath they created in “Black Mirror”: James Gordon Jr.

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New Toys & Collectibles for 2/13/2019!

BATMAN TAS PREMIERE HARLEYS HOLIDAY HARLEY QUINN STATUE
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC

A Diamond Select Toys Release! It’s time for a holiday! Harley Quinn debuted 25 years ago in an episode of Batman: The Animated Series, and for this new Premier Collection statue, she’s taking a day off with her two pet hyenas! Based on the title card for “Harley’s Holiday,” this approximately 12-inch resin statue was meticulously sculpted by the masterful Clayburn Moore, and features detailed paint work. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, it comes packaged in a hand-numbered box with a certificate of authenticity.

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CAPTAIN MARVEL DAY / WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION!


Saturday, March 9th from 11am to 8pm

The Captain Marvel film arrives Friday, March 8th!

AND, March is Women’s History Month!

Help us celebrate both on Saturday, March 9th from 11am to 8pm:

Free CAPTAIN MARVEL comic book for first 100 Guests!

Free all-day raffle* for a Captain Marvel fan pack:

  • Mighty Captain Marvel #1 comic
  • Marvel Universe Comic Pack: Cosmic Marvels action figures
  • Fearless and Fantastic! Female Superheroes Save the World HC

 

20% OFF BOOKS STARRING FEMALE LEAD CHARACTERS!

* 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! 2/08/19

Batwoman, The Red Death, Ace The Bat-hound, Batwing, Batman Beyond, Chief-Man-Of-Bats, BAT-MITE (a personal favorite of mine, as the capitalization indicates).

…just a few of the many of faces of Batman.

 

Detective Comics #233, first appearance of Batwoman, CGC 3.0, $1,500.

 

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New Games! 2/8/2019

NARABI

In Narabi, players are dealt 3-4 cards at the start of the round, with those cards bearing either a blank or a number from 0 to 9. Each card is sleeved, and within the sleeve on its back is a rule explaining how this card can be swapped with another card: swap it with a red card, a card with an even number, a card with a higher number, and so on. You can look at all the rules on cards in front of you, but you cannot communicate to others what those rules are. You cannot change the order of cards in front of you.

On a turn, a player must swap one of their cards (following that card’s rule) with another player’s card, then someone records that move on a chart. Blanks are considered to be 0 and an even number for the purpose of swaps. When one of your cards is swapped, you can look at the rule on the card you receive. You can suggest moves to others or ask questions of them, and they can respond with “yes” or “no” answers as long as they don’t identify the rule on any of their cards.

If you place all the numbers in numerical order (disregarding blanks) in either clockwise or counterclockwise order before you would need to make a 25th move, you all win the game. Your team’s score is “Great”, “Good”, “Horrible”, etc. based on how many moves it took you to win. If you don’t win, then you must all be worse than horrible, which is very bad indeed.

In the game’s expert mode, you cannot speak at all and you cannot undo a player’s swap on your next turn.

 

 

JOURNEY: WRATH OF DEMONS

In Journey: Wrath of Demons, a cooperative miniatures board game based on a classic Chinese novel, four Pilgrims band together to search ancient China for the Sutras, sacred scriptures that will bring salvation to a world overrun with Demons. After fighting different Bull Demon minions, the climax of the game is the battle against the Bull Demon King. Game cards and custom dice combine for fast, tense action and critical choices enhance the Pilgrims’ skills during the game.

Journey is designed for 1 to 4 players, each controlling one of the four Pilgrims: Tripitaka, Monkey, Monk Sha and Cho Hakkai. The game’s AI controls the Demons and other creatures. Diverse playing styles are possible, with a strong emphasis on cooperation because the players win or lose as a team. Each game will take 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the quest and the style you play.

The core game comes with ~10 quests, each with different goals and unique rules. Do you ruthlessly hack and slash, killing all demons in the Pilgrims’ path? Or take a more virtuous path, cleansing the demons’ souls, saving villagers and collecting good karma. Your decisions affect the Pilgrims’ abilities, skills and equipment. Killing demons may be quick but can you risk accumulating that bad karma? Side quests may enhance your Pilgrims’ skill and karma, but with more demons spawning, can you afford to spend that time?

Solo play is almost identical to multi-player games. Instead of multiple players controlling 1 or 2 pilgrims each, 1 player will control all four Pilgrims. There are no other changes to the game.

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EC BOOK CLUB – CAPTAIN MARVEL TP VOL 01: HIGHER FURTHER FASTER MORE!


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

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…

CAPTAIN MARVEL TP VOL 01 HIGHER FURTHER FASTER MORE
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Kelly Sue DeConnick (A) David Lopez
Hero! Pilot! Avenger! Captain Marvel, Earth’s Mightiest Hero with an attitude to match, is launching headfirst into an all-new adventure! As Carol Danvers comes to a crossroads with a new life and new romance, she makes a dramatic decision that will alter the course of her life – and the entire Marvel Universe – in the months to come. But as Carol takes on a mission to return an alien girl to her homeworld, she lands in the middle of an uprising against the Galactic Alliance and the Spartax! Investigating the forced resettlement of Rocket Girl’s people, Carol discovers that she has a history with the man behind the plot. But when the bad guy tries to blackmail Carol and turn the Avengers against her, it’s payback time!

STAR WARS’ COLIN CANTWELL PRESENTATION & SIGNING, WITH THE 501ST!

 

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Saturday, March 16th from 11am to 2pm**
(EC store hours: 11am to 8pm)

Star Wars ship designer Colin Cantwell was the original concept artist and modeler for all things that flew in the first 1977 Star Wars movie, “A New Hope”!

He will give a video presentation in our Events Room at 11am, followed by a “meet & greet”!

Autographs will be $25 each, and “selfie” photos will be $10 each.
A free 8×10″ print or photo will be provided with for the autograph if you do not already have an item for him to sign.
You may choose a 12×18″ print or photo with an autograph / selfie combination for $35!

Also, the 501st LEGION: FLORIDA GARRISON — TAMPA BAY SQUAD will be here for free photo ops!**
https://fl501st.com/

More on Colin Cantwell:

His designs include the X-Wing, TIE Fighter, Death Star, Star Destroyer, original Millennium Falcon, Y-Wing and others. Developing the process of “kitbashing” to build the ships, he revolutionized the modeling industry by tearing apart model kits of cars, boats, and planes and re-constructing the pieces into objects such as the Star Wars ship models. In addition to his contribution to Star Wars, Colin has been involved in several other iconic projects. His credits include:

• Working closely with Stanley Kubrick to design the space scenes and suggest the memorable music for “2001, A Space Odyssey”;
• Being the “Hal 9000 Computer” that conveyed the flight progress of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing to Walter Cronkite while Cronkite was broadcasting live on national TV;
• Designing the first OmniMax theater in San Diego which later became Imax;
• Developing the first multi-color computer monitor for HP
• Working on several other movies including, War Games, Close Encounters of a Third Kind and more!

You can learn about Colin and his other projects on his website http://www.colincantwell.com .

Additionally, the owner of “Car2D2” will be back with a Star Wars themed vehicle named “Sith Soul” – on display in front of the store!

 

** Scheduled to appear; times and details 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.

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 2/6/19

According to Wikipedia, bats are used as food across Asia and the Pacific Rim.

I’m a pretty adventurous eater, but I don’t know that I’d be too keen on consuming the flesh of a bat.

I dunno… maybe… if the bat were cooked well… I guess….

 

Batman #200, CBCS Verified Signature 8.5 (Very Fine Plus), signed by Neal Adams, $275.

 

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New Comics & Books for 2/06/2019!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

Featured Comics:

DAREDEVIL #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Marco Checchetto, Chip Zdarsky (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco
CLASSIFIED

 

RED SONJA #1
DYNAMITE
(W) Mark Russell (A) Mirko Colak (CA) Amanda Conner
No man knows the place of her birth, nor where she learned to wield a sword to shame many a male. They know only that she is called The She-Devil of The Hyrkanian Steppes. That, and RED SONJA. MARK RUSSELL (The Flintstones) and MIRKO COLAK (Conan) bring a savage tale of metal and blood. A world conqueror possesses a massive army and a fatal prophecy. A bastard sorceress craves revenge. And a fearsome red-haired warrior is made wartime ruler of a homeland set for decimation.

 

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