EC BOOK CLUB – PRETTY DEADLY TP VOL 01!!!


Wednesday, February 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…

PRETTY DEADLY TP VOL 01
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Kelly Sue DeConnick (A/CA) Emma Rios
KELLY SUE DeCONNICK (Avengers Assemble, Captain Marvel) and EMMA RÍOS (Dr. Strange, Osborn) present the collected opening arc of their surprise-hit series that marries the magical realism of Sandman with the western brutality of Preacher. Death’s daughter rides the wind on a horse made of smoke and her face bears the skull marks of her father. Her origin story is a tale of retribution as beautifully lush as it is unflinchingly savage.

New Comics & Books for 1/02/2019!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

 

Featured Comics:

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Mahmud A. Asrar (CA) Esad Ribic
BY CROM, THE GREATEST SWORD-AND-SORCERY HERO RETURNS TO MARVEL!
From an age undreamed…hither came Conan the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandaled feet…
Robert E. Howard’s creation returns to comics, in an epic tale as only MARVEL could bring you! Conan’s travels have brought him to the far reaches of the unkown, from his birthplace in Cimmeria to the kingdom of Aquilonia and all in between. As his fighting prowess allows him to carve his way through life, so too does it attract the forces of death!
The all-new ages-spanning saga begins here, by writer Jason Aaron (THE MIGHTY THOR, STAR WARS) and artist Mahmud Asrar (UNCANNY X-MEN, ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS), as Conan’s destiny is forever changed!

 

HEROES IN CRISIS #4
DC COMICS
(W) Tom King (A/CA) Clay Mann
Wonder Woman versus…Booster Gold?! Diana finds out the hard way that Booster can be a formidable opponent when his back’s against the wall. Of course, being the prime suspect in a superhero massacre and exposing a secret trauma hospital for metahumans will do just that. Meanwhile, Batman and the Flash combine their detective skills to investigate what went awry at Sanctuary and uncover a serious glitch in the system-not to mention an explosive, spoiler-ific secret!

 

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Marvel’s WAR OF THE REALMS: April 2019!

 

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 12/28/18

Everybody have a very Merry Christmas?

Did Saint Nicholas bring you lots of awesome comics that he got from your friends here at EC?

Well, just in case he forgot a couple, consider spending a bit of that sweet, sweet Christmas cash on a few of these…

 

Batman #81, seventh appearance of Two-Face, Very Good Plus (4.5) $425.

 

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Recommendations for New Books & Comics expected MARCH 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 #364, JANUARY 2019 (for books arriving mainly in MARCH 2019)…

 

INVISIBLE KINGDOM #1
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) G. Willow Wilson (A/CA) Christian Ward
Set in a in a far-flung star system, this new epic sci-fi monthly saga tells the tale of two women-a young religious acolyte and a hard-bitten freighter pilot-who separately uncover a vast conspiracy between the leader of the system’s dominant religion and the mega-corporation that controls society. On the run from reprisals on both sides, this unlikely pair of rebels risk plunging the world into anarchy if they reveal the truth. But when your beliefs betray you, what choice is there left?
By Hugo Award-winning writer G. Willow Wilson (Wonder Woman, Ms. Marvel) and Eisner Award-winning artist Christian Ward (Black Bolt, ODY-C).

 

 

 

BLACK HAMMER 45 FROM WORLD OF BLACK HAMMER #1 CVR A KINDT
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Jeff Lemire, Ray Fawkes (A) Matt Kindt, Sharlene Kindt (CA) Matt Kindt
During the Golden Age of superheroes, an elite Air Force crew called the Black Hammer Squadron was formed to fight the Axis powers. With occult threats from the German side, this team must save a family of scientists from the Nazi’s, but the mysterious and dangerous Ghost Hunter is hot on their trail. From the World of Black Hammer comes a truly gripping tale of war and intrigue!

 

 

DIAL H FOR HERO #1
DC COMICS
(W) Sam Humphries (A/CA) Joe Quinones
Miguel, a teen daredevil, becomes the newest wielder of the Hero Dial-a rotary phone-like device that grants the user superpowers for one hour when they dial H-E-R-O. Will he rise as a new hero in the DC Universe or crumble under the weight of responsibility the dial thrusts upon him? This blistering new six-issue miniseries joins the Wonder Comics lineup with stories by award-winning fan favorite Sam Humphries (HARLEY QUINN) and art by Joe Quinones (Howard the Duck).

 

 

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AQUAMAN DAY!!!


Saturday, January 5th from 11am to 8pm

Aquaman is now the King of the Seven Seas AND the box office, and we’re celebrating with a WAVE of fun @ EC!!!

On Saturday, January 5th, the FIRST 100 GUESTS at 11am will receive a FREE AQUAMAN BLOCK FIGURE!!!

PLUS, MEET AQUAMAN & BLACK MANTA for FREE PICS & AUTOGRAPHS from 11am – 1pm & 3-5pm!!!**
(Local cosplayers, not associated with DC TV or movies.)

PLUS, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE RAFFLE for a chance to win* a FREE AQUAMAN TREASURE CHEST!!!

The Treasure Chest includes:
1 Aquaman 9″ Diamond Gallery PVC Diorama figure,
1 Funko Target Exclusive Aquaman box, and
1 Aquaman: War for the Throne paperback (2018; 192 pgs.)!!!

The winner will be called on Monday, Jan. 7th!!!

* 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.

STAN LEE CELEBRATION!!!


Saturday, December 29th from 11am to 8pm

The great Stan Lee passed away recently, and we’re still saddened by the loss. His birthday would have been on Friday, December 28th, and we’re setting aside a day to honor his life and his influence on our world!!! And, Once Upon a Deadpool is in theaters now, and Venom has just arrived on home video, so they’re helping us celebrate!!!

On Saturday, December 29th, the FIRST 100 GUESTS at 11am, will receive a FREE TRUE BELIEVERS SPIDEY / VENOM “WHAT IF?” COMIC!!!

PLUS, MEET DEADPOOL & VENOM for FREE PICS & AUTOGRAPHS from 11am-1pm & 3-5pm!!!**
(Local cosplayers, not associated with Marvel TV or movies.)

PLUS, in honor of Stan Lee, SAVE 10% on ALL MARVEL BOOKS & GRAPHIC NOVELS!!!

PLUS, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY, can enter for a chance to win* our FREE KIDS & ADULT RAFFLES!!!
(prizes are shown in the images above)

The winners will be called on Monday, Dec. 31st!

* 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.

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 12/21/18

ALRIGHT FOLKS! THIS IS IT!!!

Crunch time! T-Minus four days until X-Mas 2018 is upon us!

Mere days remaining to come on down to EC and score those last few gifts for the pop culture enthusiast on your list!

Should you happen to need a recommendation, might I direct your attention toward these little gems?

 

Hellboy: The Wild Hunt #2, first appearance of Nimue The Blood Queen, Very Fine (8.0), $50.

 

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New Games! 12/21/2018

PITCHSTORM

Pitchstorm is a party card game that puts players in the position of unprepared writers pitching movie ideas to the world’s worst executives.

During each round, one player acts as the executive, and everyone else attempts to pitch them movie ideas based on a character card and a plot card. At some point during each pitch, though, the executive may add a note card to the pitch and force the writer to add some really terrible new elements to their movie.

At the end of the pitches, the executive chooses which movie they liked the best, with that person scoring a point, then the game continues from there.

In groups of 6-12, players split into teams of two and must work with a partner to pitch their movie. This also means that there are two executives, and each of them gets to play a note card onto the pitch, leading to some pretty ridiculous movies.

 

 

HIGHLANDER BOARD GAME

Highlander: The Board Game is a quick-playing game in which you duel throughout the ages in order to be the last immortal standing.

In the game, you choose an immortal from the timeless movie (or perhaps even new characters), collect allies, and live entire lives to give you the greatest chance at winning your duels — but you do not get to decide when exactly you will meet your foes on the battlefield. All you can do is prepare in the hope that you are the more powerful!

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New Toys & Collectibles for 12/19/2018!

UNIVERSAL MONSTERS REACTION FIGURES
SUPER 7

From Super 7. It’s an all-new series of ReAction figures replicating the classic Universal Studios Monsters! Choose from: Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Wolf Man, the Metaluna Mutant (from This Island Earth), The Mummy, The Mole People, the Phantom of the Opera as The Masque of the Red Death! Each expertly sculpted 3.75″ action figure features five points of articulation and comes with beautiful new original painted blister card art by the legendary Ed Repka. Collect them all!

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New Comics & Books for 12/19/2018!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

Featured Comics:

STAR WARS DARTH VADER #25
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Charles Soule (A) Giuseppe Camuncoli (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli, Elia Bonetti
FORTRESS VADER: FINALE!
• The FORTRESS is complete. The door will be opened.
• VADER finds everything he has ever desired.
• THE DARK LORD gets everything he deserves.

 

LIVEWIRE #1
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
(W) Vita Ayala (A) Raul Allen, Patricia Martin (CA) Adam Pollina
ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES! FOR THE FIRST TIME, LIVEWIRE TAKES CENTER STAGE!
Accomplice. Mentor. Savior. And now, Enemy of the State. Seeking to protect other vulnerable super-powered psiots like herself, Livewire plunged the United States into a nationwide blackout with her technopathic abilities, causing untold devastation. After choosing the few over the many, she must now outrun the government she served – and those she once called allies. With the whole world hunting her, what kind of hero will Livewire be…or will she be one at all?
From rising star Vita Ayala (Supergirl) and astounding artists Raúl Allén and Patricia Martín (SECRET WEAPONS) comes an electrifying new series that will launch the Valiant Universe into a new age of champions!

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VERSUS SYSTEM 2PCG TOURNAMENT 1/13/19!!!

Sunday, January 13 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!

RULES!
You must use a Photographic Universe deck.

During this Format you can use cards from the following expansions:

  • MCU Battles
  • MCU Heroes
  • MCU Villains
  • Buffy Battles

PRIZES!
Organized Play Kit #5 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.

Black Panther Day 12/8/18 photo album!

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THE HOLIDAYS ARE HERE – AND EC IS COMING TO THE RESCUE!!!

Of course, you know that EC is the place to find the most personable gifts ever, and this year is no different!!!
Plus, we’re here to make things easier by giving you the tools you need to make gift-giving simple, and hassle-free!!!

Our EC Team Members are extremely knowledgeable and helpful when it comes to brain-storming ideas for the hard-to-buy-for folks on your list.

In addition, we have a Gift Registry form you can fill out in the store, or online at emeraldcitycomics.com/ec-gift-registry, we’ve listed our holiday hours below, and … last but definitely not least, is the always-appreciated EC GIFT CERTIFICATE, which can be pre-loaded with any amount you wish!!!

Of course, we also have a HUGE SELECTION of books, comics, games, toys, collectibles, tchotchkes and more, so don’t stress about the holidays … EC is here to make your holidays a success!!!

EMERALD CITY COMICS’ HOLIDAY HOURS:
MONDAY, DEC. 24TH – CHRISTMAS EVE – OPEN 11AM-6PM
TUESDAY, DEC. 25TH – CHRISTMAS DAY – CLOSED
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 26TH – BOXING DAY – OPEN 11AM-8PM
MONDAY, DEC. 31ST – NEW YEAR’S EVE – OPEN 11AM – 6PM
TUESDAY, JANUARY 1ST – NEW YEAR’S DAY – OPEN 11AM – 7PM

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 12/14/18

Comics are a wonderfully unique gift item.

Take a look at the prices on this week’s books!
Very affordable.

How much does one of those gift baskets with the cheese and summer sausage cost? Fifty bucks?

C’mon! Comics are a way better gift idea than snacks…

 

Amazing Spider-Man #194, first appearance of Black Cat, Fine Plus (6.5), $125.

 

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New Games! 12/14/2018

PANDEMIC 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

Celebrate a decade of curing diseases with the game that started it all. With new art, a special box, and quality components, this special anniversary edition is a must-have for fans of Pandemic. Comes with Special pre-painted promo figures! (While Supplies Last)

 

 

MARVEL STRIKE TEAMS

Marvel Strike Teams puts players in the role of some of their favorite Marvel Universe heroes and villains. Two to five players face off in a classic battle of good versus evil. Everyone gets a character with a HeroClix combat dial to track their level and build points. One player is the villainous mastermind and is able to guide the direction of each encounter; the rest are the heroes who each control a single hero for the mission and must work together by combining their vast array of powers and abilities to complete various objectives, such as infiltrating an enemy warehouse or saving hostages.

Each hero is unique with individual play styles, giving players multiple options to play the way that best suits them. The environment also lends to the game play, putting obstacles in the way of players and granting them objects they can use as weapons. A wooden crate may block Captain America’s path, but he can pick it up and hurl it at enemy Hydra soldiers. Players will quickly pick the role that best suits their team and lead the heroes to victory — or at least they hope so!

Aside from standalone missions, Marvel Strike Teams includes a campaign-based game in which the players can improve their heroes over the course of several missions. With randomly generated scenarios, multiple map tiles, and thousands of possible encounters, each mission will feel like a fresh experience!

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Recommendations for New Books & Comics expected FEBRUARY 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 #363, DECEMBER 2018 (for books arriving mainly in FEBRUARY 2019)…

 

FEMALE FURIES #1
DC COMICS
(W) Cecil Castellucci (A) Adriana Melo (CA) Mitch Gerads
All their lives the Female Furies have been raised to be the meanest, most cunning and most ruthless fighting force on all of Apokolips. So why are Granny Goodness’ girls left behind every time the men go to war? With the might of New Genesis hanging over the planet, and the Forever People making mincemeat out of Darkseid’s army, Granny thinks it’s about time that changed.
And so, Big Barda, Aurelie, Mad Harriet, Lashina, Bernadeth and Stompa set out to beat the boys at their own game. Little do they know the game is rigged-and one accidental murder could spell disaster for them all!
FEMALE FURIES is an exciting new miniseries starring some of Jack Kirby’s coolest Fourth World characters by the writer of SHADE, THE CHANGING GIRL and the artist of PLASTIC MAN!

 

 

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!

 

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New Games! 12/7/2018

MAGIC THE GATHERING: ULTIMATE MASTERS

Throughout the history of Magic, many of these spells have drawn their power from the graveyard. Ultimate Masters celebrates that legacy by bringing together some of the most potent graveyard-themed cards and mechanics ever printed. Master the power of life and death as you draft your way to immortality.

Forty of the most exciting cards in Ultimate Masters also appear in a special set: Ultimate Box Toppers. There’s one of these cards in each booster display in a special 1-card booster pack.

 

 

POKEMON TCG: POKEBALL TINS

What’s Inside a Poké Ball?

The answer is Pokémon cards, of course! The Pokémon TCG: Poké Ball Tin contains three Pokémon TCG booster packs and a Pokémon coin inside a collectible tin!

Each Sun & Moon Series pack includes 10 cards and 1 basic Energy. Each XY Series pack includes 10 cards.

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MYSTERY COMIC PACKS ARE HERE!!!

Everyone loves a good mystery, and comics grab bags are always a great surprise!!!

EC is now offering mystery, or “MysterEC!” comic packs!!!

Each pack contains 12 COMICS for ONLY $9.99!!!

We’ve made getting comics you’ll love even better by marking on the outside the age ranges included and the category, such as ONLY DC COMICS SUPERHEROES, TOTALLY RANDOM, CAPELESS (NO SUPERHEROES), CHARACTERS SEEN ON TV & MOVIES, and more!!!

Remember when you used to get those 3-packs of comics when you were a kid? We certainly do, and this is just like that, only you get EVEN MORE comics in the bag!!!

SPIDER-VERSE DAY 12/15/18!!!


Saturday, December 15th from 11am to 8pm

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse swings into theaters on Thursday, Dec. 13th, introducing Miles Morales and a plethora of Spideys to audiences everywhere… and EC is ready to get the party started!!!

On Saturday, December 15th, The FIRST 100 Guests at 11am will receive THEIR CHOICE of a FREE “SPIDEY” #1 COMIC (Rated T) or a “TRUE BELIEVERS: WHAT IF SPIDER-MAN…” COMIC!!! (Rated T)
(We’ll have an alternative prize for young children!)

MEET MILES MORALES SPIDER-MAN & PETER PARKER SPIDER-MAN for FREE PICS & AUTOGRAPHS from 11a-1p and 3-5p!!!**
(Local cosplay actors, not associated with any Marvel TV or Movie production.)

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

The Fan Pack includes:
1 Spider-Man Homecoming Marvel Select action figure,
1 The Little Book of the Amazing Spider-Man (2017; 192 pgs.),
1 The Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 1: Back to Basics paperback (2018; 144 pgs.),
1 Peter Parker the Spectacular Spider-Man Vol. 1: Into the Twilight paperback (2018; 144 pgs.), and
1 Spidey: School’s Out (First Time in Print!; 2018, 136 pgs.)

The winners will be called on Monday, Dec. 17rd!

* 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.