New Comics & Books 01/08/2020!!!

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Featured Comics:

MARVELS X #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Alex Ross, Jim Krueger (A) Well-Bee (CA) Alex Ross
David has a problem. He lives in a world of monsters that would love to devour him. He’s the last boy on Earth. The last human being on Earth. And these creatures that see him only as prey, they’re his former neighbors. He has one hope: to get to New York. To get to where Captain America and the rest of the heroes are. Alex Ross and Jim Krueger combine their abilities with artist Well-Bee to tell a very uncanny prequel to the legendary EARTH X trilogy.

 

FIREFLY OUTLAW MA REYNOLDS #1
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Greg Pak (A) Davide Gianfelice (CA) Ethan Young
After the shocking conclusion of Mal’s journey with Boss Moon, Mal hands himself into the Alliance…but it turns out its not him they want.
The infamous Ma Reynolds is at the top of the Alliance’s Most Wanted, and if Mal doesn’t get to her first, the Alliance will!
Kicking off a new year of Firefly, discover the secret history of Mal and his mother, and what that will mean for the rest of the ‘verse…and a new brewing war to end all wars.

 

BATMAN #86
DC COMICS
(W) James TynionIV (A) Tony S. Daniel, Danny Miki (CA) Tony S. Daniel
It’s a new day in Gotham City, but not the same old Batman. With Bane vanquished and one of his longtime allies gone, Batman has to start picking up the pieces and stepping up his game. Batman has a new plan for Gotham City, but he’s not the only one. Deathstroke has returned as well, under a mysterious new contract that could change everything.
Beginning a whole new chapter in the life of the Dark Knight, the epic art team of Tony S. Daniel and Danny Miki are joined by new series writer James Tynion IV!

 

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2019’s BEST-SELLING BOOKS & COMICS AT EC!

Here’s our top 50 best-selling books in 2019:

  1. MONSTRESS TP VOL 01
  2. MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 01
  3. ISOLA TP VOL 01
  4. SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK
  5. UMBRELLA ACADEMY TP VOL 01 APOCALYPSE SUITE
  6. MISTER MIRACLE TP – TOM KING & MITCH GERADS
  7. ADVENTURE ZONE GN VOL 01 HERE THERE BE GERBLINS
  8. IMMORTAL HULK TP VOL 01 OR IS HE BOTH
  9. RICK AND MORTY VS D&D TP VOL 01
  10. SAGA TP VOL 09 BKV
  11. SUPER MARIO ADVENTURES GN
  12. WATCHMEN TP
  13. MORE SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK
  14. MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 02
  15. CRITICAL ROLE TP VOL 01 VOX MACHINA ORIGINS
  16. NARUTO GN VOL 01
  17. PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 01
  18. TOKYO GHOUL GN VOL 01
  19. MONSTRESS TP VOL 03
  20. MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 03
  21. PESTILENCE TP VOL 01
  22. RICK & MORTY TP VOL 01
  23. SANDMAN TP VOL 01 PRELUDES & NOCTURNES 30TH ANNIV ED
  24. SABRINA CHILLING ADVENTURES TP VOL 01
  25. BOYS OMNIBUS TP VOL 01
  26. GOD IS DISAPPOINTED IN YOU HC
  27. POKEMON A FRIEND LIKE PIKACHU LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK
  28. TEEN TITANS GO DIGEST TP VOL 01 PARTY PARTY
  29. TRUE LIVES OF FABULOUS KILLJOYS TP
  30. VENOM BY DONNY CATES TP VOL 01 REX
  31. WYTCHES TP VOL 01
  32. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN BY NICK SPENCER TP VOL 01 BACK TO BASICS
  33. BATMAN TP VOL 01 I AM GOTHAM – REBIRTH
  34. INFINITY GAUNTLET TP
  35. KINGDOM HEARTS FINAL MIX TP VOL 01
  36. POKEMON ADVENTURES GN VOL 01 RED BLUE
  37. SAGA TP VOL 01 BKV
  38. SAGA TP VOL 08 BKV
  39. SEVEN TO ETERNITY TP VOL 01
  40. SPIDER-GWEN TP VOL 00 MOST WANTED
  41. SPIDER-MAN MAXIMUM CARNAGE TP
  42. ADVENTURE ZONE GN VOL 02 MURDER ON ROCKPORT LIMITED
  43. BATMAN HUSH COMPLETE TP
  44. BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT TP – BLACK LABEL
  45. BEETLEJUICE HANDBOOK FOR RECENTLY DECEASED HC JOURNAL
  46. GOBLIN SLAYER GN VOL 01
  47. PHOEBE & HER UNICORN GN VOL 01 PHOEBE & HER UNICORN
  48. SAILOR MOON TP KODANSHA ED VOL 01
  49. SONIC THE HEDGEHOG TP VOL 01 FALLOUT
  50. UMBRELLA ACADEMY TP VOL 02 DALLAS

 

…and here’s our top 50 best-selling comics in 2019:

 

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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 1/3/20

Welcome to 2020!

New decade, new old comics.

The comics in question are new in as much as we have recently added them to our inventory and made them available for sale.

The comics are old in as much as they were not published terribly recently.

Hence, “new old comics.”
I find that it always helps to carefully quantify oxymoronic phrases to avoid any confusion.

 

Savage Tales #1, first appearance of Man-Thing, Fine (6.0), $200.

 

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New Comics & Books for 01/01/2020!!!

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Featured Comics:

STAR WARS #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Charles Soule (A) Jesus Saiz (CA) R. B. Silva
“No…I am your father.”
In the wake of the events following The Empire Strikes Back, it is a dark time for the heroes of the Rebellion. The Rebel fleet…scattered following a disastrous defeat at the Battle of Hoth. Han Solo…lost to the bounty hunter, Boba Fett, after being frozen in carbonite. And after being lured into a trap on Cloud City and bested in a vicious lightsaber duel against the evil Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker…learned the horrible truth about his past. Vader did not kill Luke’s father Anakin–Vader is Luke’s father! Now, after narrowly escaping the dark lord’s clutches, and wounded and reeling from the revelation, Luke, Princess Leia, Lando Calrissian, the Wookiee Chewbacca and the droids C-3PO and R2-D2 must fight their way back to the Rebel Alliance-for the fate of the entire galaxy is at stake! After so many losses is victory still possible? But, what Leia, Luke and their ragtag band of freedom fighters do not realize is that they have only traded one Imperial trap for another! Enter the cunning and vengeful Imperial Commander Zahra, at the helm of the Tarkin’s Will!
Writer Charles Soule (DARTH VADER) and artist Jesus Saiz (DOCTOR STRANGE) are taking us all to the galaxy far, far away next year! With covers by RB Silva (POWERS OF X)!
THE GREATEST SPACE ADVENTURE OF ALL TIME BEGINS THIS JANUARY!

 

JOKER HARLEY CRIMINAL SANITY #2
DC COMICS
(W) Kami Garcia (A) Mico Suayan, Mike Mayhew (CA) Francesco Mattina
DC BLACK LABEL – PRESTIGE PLUS FORMAT – APPROX. 8.5″ x 10.875″
Jim Gordon and the GCPD have turned to profiler Harley Quinn for assistance. She’s intrigued by the level of care and detail this new, depraved serial killer is putting into his crime scenes; there must be clues to his pathology in his artful staging. His level of meticulous preparation is unusual, but will it lead to or help delay his capture?

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Back Issue Comics Sale!

Saturday, January 11th from 11am to 8pm

Includes all back issue comics on the main sales floor!

Excludes vintage, key, and consignment comics.

  • 99¢ EACH if the guide price is under $5!
  • 50% OFF guide price if it’s $5 or more!
  • 99¢ EACH for all black-marked $1.99 Comics – or 10 for $7.99!
  • 49¢ EACH for all red-marked 99¢ Comics – or 10 for $3.99!
  • 50% OFF the stickered price for all blue-marked Discount Variant Comics!

 

GAMING IN JANUARY 2020!

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!

 

1/1 – FIREWORKS

A group of seven cats have been training very hard to master their profession – shooting the best fireworks in the world. Although rookies, they hope to one day become as expert as their master. After so many years, the day is coming…

Every turn, players use the Fireworks Barrel to launch the Fireworks Die into the Starry Sky Box. If the knocked Fireworks Tiles land face up, the player takes a number of them according to the die, placing them on their Player Board to score points. Whoever scores the most points wins.

 

 


1/4 – BUNNY KINGDOM

Peace has come at last to the great Bunny Kingdom! Lead your clan of rabbits to glory by gathering resources and building new cities across the land!

Draft cards and pick the right ones to position your warrens on the 100 squares of the board, provide resources to your colonies, build new cities to increase your influence, and plan your strategy to score big at the end of the game. Settle in lakesides or fields to collect water and grow carrots, gather mushrooms in the green forest, and climb the highest mountains to discover rare and precious resources… Secretly rally rabbit lords and recruit skillful masters to make your cities and resources even more valuable at the end of the game.

After each turn, your groups of contiguous warrens grant you points depending on the cities and different resources they include. The game ends after 4 rounds, and the player with the most points wins the game.

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Free “Batman Who Laughs” BLOCK offer!

 

Starting Saturday, January 4th at 11am – buy at least 3 BLOCKS figures and get a FREE “Batman Who Laughs” BLOCKS minifigure! (while supplies last).

THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS is the evil counterpart and alternate version of Batman within the multiverse. He is depicted as a hybrid of both Batman (Bruce Wayne) and Batman’s arch enemy Joker and is a member of the Dark Knights. His first appearance was in the crossover storyline Dark Nights: Metal, before later receiving his own series. He is also the main antagonist in Batman/Superman (2019) and DC Year of the Villain alongside Lex Luthor. He was created by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo.

New Games! 12/27/2019

KLASK

The KLASK game board is shaped like a ball field with two deep holes functioning as goals in each end of the field. In the middle of the field, three white magnetic pieces serve as “obstacles” – do NOT attract them to your own gaming piece! Your gaming piece is a black magnet. You control it by holding a large magnet under the board. This magnet is connected to a small magnet placed on the field. The purpose of the game is to push the small, red ball around on the field with your magnet/gaming piece, shoot the ball past the obstacles and your opponent and into the goal hole (Klask). It’s so much fun when your opponent suddenly is covered in white obstacles or you drop your gaming piece into the goal – something which might happen if you get a little too eager!

 

 


TOO MANY POOPS

Become the ultimate cat owner, or poop out trying! Too Many Poops is a cat collection game for 2-6 players where players compete to become the first to score 10 points of cats in their home. But the more cats you have, the more poops you’ll get — and too many will lose you the game! Adopt cats from the pet store, donate rival cats to other players, and use lures to get you the cats that will score you the most.

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VERSUS SYSTEM 2PCG TOURNAMENT!


Sunday, January 19th 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!
“PHOTOGRAPHIC FORMAT” – you must use a Photographic Universe deck. During this Format you can use cards from the following expansions:

  • The MCU Battles
  • MCU Heroes
  • MCU Villains
  • The Buffy Battles
  • Power & Reality
  • Space & Time
  • Mind & Soul
  • The X-Files Battles

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.

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 12/27/19

The 2019 Holiday Season continues!

How about ringing in the New Year with some cool monster comics?

Nothing says “Holiday Season” like monster comics, right?

 

Tomb Of Dracula #1, first Marvel appearance of Dracula, Fine Plus (6.5), $140.

 

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New Games! 12/20/2019

COURT OF THE DEAD: MOURNER’S CALL

Everyone is already dead in the Underworld. It’s time to join the factions of Bone, Flesh and Spirit as they work to achieve the goal of the Underworld: to gather enough forces to take on the celestials of Heaven and Hell to end their ceaseless war. If the players work diplomatically in Court of the Dead: Mourners Call to maintain a balance, they can ensure the Underworld survives long enough for them to also complete their collective and hidden individual objectives. The player who best contributes to these goals will earn Death’s favor and a place among the elite of the Underworld.

You are a Mourner — an allegiant of Death — dedicated to realizing his noble ambition to end the celestial war and restore balance to the universe. However, Death’s purpose includes your own ulterior motives. You and your fellow Mourners must unite and rise, or fall together. But only one Mourner will achieve their particular vision of the Underworld united. Your task will not be easy. While the Underworld is united in its purpose, it is divided in its strategy to achieve that aim. There are three factions in the Land of the Dead: Bone, Flesh, Spirit. Each is a unique path to rise up against Heaven and Hell.

You will need to strategically manipulate your influence within these factions, their strongholds and guilds, and within the Court of the Dead if you wish to achieve your ends. But beware: The power within mortal souls — known as Etherea — is a perilous substance. Use it carelessly, and you risk invoking the Dreadsgrip – a destructive force within every Mourner that consumes all it touches, including its former master. Failing to satiate the celestials’ war need, or triggering the Dreadsgrip, has dire consequences for all Mourners. Are you strong enough to achieve your own ambitions and be the champion for the uniting force for which all Mourners Call?

 

 

ALIEN RPG

This is the official ALIEN tabletop roleplaying game—a universe of body horror and corporate brinkmanship, where synthetic people play god while space truckers and marines serve host to newborn ghoulish creatures. It’s a harsh and unforgiving universe and you are nothing if not expendable.

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GET $1 OFF PROTECTOR #1 DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF RELEASE!

GET $1 OFF PROTECTOR #1 DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF RELEASE!
Offer valid from January 29th through February 4th!
(Price will be automatically reduced at the register; does not combine with any other discounts)

PROTECTOR #1
Image Comics
Written by Simon Roy & Daniel M. Benson
Illustrated by Artyom Trakhanov & Various
$3.99 – ONLY $2.99 ON ITS FIRST WEEK OF RELEASE!
SERIES PREMIERE! From SIMON ROY (Prophet), Sideways Award-winning author DANIEL M. BENSEN (Junction), ARTYOM TRAKHANOV (UNDERTOW), JASON WORDIE (GOD COUNTRY), and HASSAN OTSMANE-ELHAOU (Red Sonja) comes a sci-fi adventure equal parts Conan the Barbarian, Mad Max, and The Expanse.
Of all the tribes that dwell in the hot ruins of far-future North America, the Hudsoni reign supreme, but even they fear and obey the godlike Devas. When the Devas warn of an old-world demon in the conquered city of Shikka-Go, Hudsoni war chief First Knife decides to deal with the threat personally.

Why It’s Cool:
“Imagine if Miyazaki did a far future, post apocalyptic sci fi movie? That’s pretty much Protector in a nutshell. The first issue gives us a ton of worldbuilding, and it’s the way all the factions and ideas interconnect and threaten one another that’s going to make this book stand out. When you’ve got slavers, alien god machines, a rogue combat cyborg, and at the center of it all a runaway slave girl, things are bound to get weird and bloody before the story ends.”
-Edward Uvanni, Comics Omnivore Director

Q&A with Simon Roy, Daniel M. Benson, & Artyom Trakhanov:
https://comicsomnivore.com/protector1

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 12/20/19

I’m pretty tempted to make my usual “buy comics they make great stocking stuffers” joke, but I’m not going to insult the intelligence of anybody who may have read the post that I wrote during the holiday shopping season last year when I made the same admittedly mediocre joke.

Let’s just save some time and get to the goods, shall we?

 

Fantastic Four #1, first appearance of the Fantastic Four and Mole Man, CGC 4.0 (Very Good), $14,950.

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New Toys & Collectibles for 12/18/2019!

MY HERO ACADEMIA AMAZING HEROES V6 SHOTA AIZAWA FIGURE
BANPRESTO

From Banpresto. From the anime series My Hero Academia comes this officially licensed figure of “Eraser Head” Shota Aizawa! He stands about 7″ tall and comes in a printed box.

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New Comics & Books for 12/18/2019!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

Featured Comics:

DOOMSDAY CLOCK #12
DC COMICS
(W) Geoff Johns (A/CA) Gary Frank
This is it! The final showdown between Dr. Manhattan and Superman shakes up the DC Universe to its very core! But can even the Man of Steel walk out from the shadow of Manhattan?

 

SPIDER-MAN #3
MARVEL COMICS
(W) J. J. Abrams, Henry Abrams (A) Sara Pichelli (CA) Olivier Coipel
• J.J. Abrams’ (Star Wars, Star Trek, Alias) comic debut continues, co-written by his son Henry with art by superstar Sara Pichelli (SPIDER-MAN, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY).
• The most anticipated comic of 2019 takes a turn you won’t believe.
• If you think you know what’s going to happen to Peter and Mary Jane next, you’re wrong.

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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 12/13/19

A few comics signed by movie stars … and also Stan Lee.

Oh wait! I forgot that Stan Lee IS a movie star.

Excelsior to you Mr. Lee. Excelsior!

 

Peter Parker: Spectacular Spider-Man #6, CGC Signature Series 9.8 (Near Mint/Mint) signed by Stan Lee, $300.

 

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New Comics & Books for 12/11/2019

Click here for the full list of new releases!

 

Featured Comics:

SUPERMAN #18
DC COMICS
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Joe Prado, Ivan Reis (CA) Ivan Reis, Joe Prado
With Superman’s family scattered across the galaxy, our hero must confront some of his greatest concerns about himself and his place in the galaxy. Legendary artist Ivan Reis joins writer Brian Michael Bendis as they introduce the biggest change in the Man of Steel’s life ever!

 

UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY #2
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Charles Soule, Scott Snyder (A) Giuseppe Camuncoli, Daniele Orlandini (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli
As the team goes on the run from the deadly Destiny Man, the focus shifts to Charlotte’s brother, Daniel. Until this expedition, he was the only person on Earth to successfully infiltrate the black box that is the United States. What secrets did Daniel learn that might keep the team alive, and what did they cost him?

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For EVERYONE on your gift-giving list!

#happyholidays #merrychristmas #happyhanukkah #joyouskwanzaa #happyhumanlight #happyyuletide #peacefulsolstice #festivusfortherestofus

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 12/6/19

I know I already featured our ungraded copy of Amazing Spider-Man #129 the week before last but we recently received a different copy that…well you’ll see.

Amazing Spider-Man #129, first appearance of The Punisher, CGC Signature Series 9.6 (Near Mint Plus), Signed by John Romita Sr., Signed and Remarked “Excelsior!” by Stan Lee, $10,000.

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New Games! 12/6/2019

FIRST CONTACT

An exceptional party game where imaginary ancient Egyptians are trying to overcome the language barrier with… Aliens.

In each turn Aliens would draw weird symbols, trying to explain which earthly items they’d like to collect. Puzzled Egyptians are to figure out what this could mean. On top of that, Aliens compete for being the first to grab the souvenirs and fly back home, while each human wants to be the best at learning the Alien language!

«First Contact» is perfect for associative-deductive games lovers. The unique theme adds even more fun to the game process, and every setup gives players new puzzles to solve. Incredibly good time guaranteed!

 

 

TSURO: PHOENIX RISING

Long ago, a vengeful god stole the stars from the night sky. To illuminate the night, hopeful people sent glowing paper lanterns floating toward the heavens. Out of nowhere, clever magical phoenixes appeared, soaring through the sky. As they flew from lantern to lantern, their enchanted touch changed the lanterns into new stars! The phoenix who can create a constellation of seven new stars will be the champion of a world looking for light!

Tsuro: Phoenix Rising is a new entry in the classic Tsuro series. The game shares a bond with the foundations of the venerable original: play tiles, move pawns, and stay in play, but it introduces a revolutionary board that allows for the double-sided tiles to flip and rotate throughout the game, creating diverging paths and opening up new strategies.

Featuring gorgeous phoenix miniatures, beautiful lantern tokens, and unique gameplay elements such as life tokens that allow your phoenix to be reborn from the ashes once per game, Tsuro: Phoenix Rising is a new chapter in the legacy of Tsuro!

 

 

GLOOM OF THRONES

From the frozen lands of the Snark to the torrid intrigues of the Bannisters, there is one truth that echoes through the Umpteen Kingdoms: Gloom is coming…

Gloom of Thrones, a standalone card game, spreads the misery and suffering of Gloom to the ill-fated land of dead monarchs, dead knights, dead brothers, dead sisters, dead heirs, dead grandmothers, dead chambermaids, and almost-dead bastards. Wrest control of a noble family, guide them through lives of satirically-riddled sadism, and deliver them to their ultimate fate. Which is, of course, more death.

Printed on transparent plastic cards, Gloom of Thrones allows multiple cards to be played on top of the same character, determining their ultimate fate while still allowing you to see straight through their machinations, just like Lil’ Finger, advisor to his seventeenth – whoops! eighteenth! – king and/or queen. As your characters seek a moment of respite on the Porcelain Throne, your goal is to plague them with horrible mishaps like being Seduced by a Sibling or Tumbled from a Tower, while filling the lives of the other noble families with happy events like weddings and family reunions that will raise their Self-Worth score. The player with the lowest-scoring, most tragedy-afflicted family wins!

When you aim for the Porcelain Throne, you’d best not miss…

 

 

D&D MINIS: VOLO AND MORDENKAINEN’S FOES BOOSTER BRICK

Icons of the Realms: Volo’s and Mordenkainen’s Foes features a number of exciting races and monsters for players to add to their collections.

In this monstrous collection, players will find many of the creatures found in Volo’s Guide to Monsters and Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes. Prepare to have your lifeblood stolen from the dreaded Death Kiss. Experience the Eladrin elves in each of their four seasons: Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter! Feel the madness of long-forgotten secrets as you look upon the Allip.

Collect all 44 figures from Volo’s and Mordenkainen’s Foes, the newest set of randomly sorted monsters and races in our exciting line of D&D miniatures, Icons of the Realms.