New Games! 5/24/2019

DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS: GHOSTS OF SALTMARSH

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

WACKY RACES

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

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

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

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

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Featured Comics:

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

 

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

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New Toys & Collectibles for 5/22/2019!

DC BOMBSHELLS POISON IVY SEPIA TONE VARIANT STATUE
DC COMICS

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

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Featured Comics:

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

Read a preview HERE!

 

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

Just Todd McFarlane books this week.

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

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

Gotta admire the chutzpah.

 

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

 

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New Games! 5/10/2019

HARRY POTTER LABYRINTH

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

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

 

 

DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS RPG: TOME OF BEASTS

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

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

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

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

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

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Featured Comics:

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

 

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

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Detective Pikachu Day / Manga Sale!


Saturday, May 11th from 11am to 8pm

Pokemon: Detective Pikachu hits theaters on May 10th!

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

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

15% OFF ALL MANGA all day long!

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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


Wednesday, June 5th from 6:30pm to 7:30pm

The Emerald City Book Club meets the FIRST WEDNESDAY of the month from 6:30-7:30 pm, in “The Hub” at the center of the store, to chat about the featured book. We usually begin each meeting with a “Comics 101” slideshow giving some historical, artistic, or social background on the book, and then we dive right into discussion!

The featured book for the next meeting will be announced at the end of the current ECBC meeting. That book is 20% OFF for the month leading up to its ECBC meeting! (The discount will be calculated at the register, and does not combine with any other discounts or programs).

This month’s featured book is…

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

New Toys & Collectibles for 5/1/2019!

GAME OF THRONES VISERION ICE DRAGON DELUXE AF
TMP TOYS / MCFARLANE’S TOYS

From McFarlane Toys. McFarlane Toys is proud to announce the lead-off figure to the much anticipated return of McFarlane Monsters, Viserion! This incredibly detailed figure of Viserion showcases his ice dragon form and features a movable tail, legs, wings, and neck totaling over 10 points of articulation! Viserion’s wings span 16.5″ wide and feature up and down movement, and he measures 9″ x 16.5″ x 10.5″ fully displayed on elevated base. Figure comes with removable burst of blue fire For a different display option. Add him to your collection today!


DC GALLERY BATMAN DARK KNIGHT MOVIE JOKER PVC FIGURE
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC

A Diamond Select Release! Why so serious? Heath Ledger’s greatest role is brought to three-dimensional life in this, the latest PVC Diorama in the DC Gallery line. Joining Batman and Bane, this 9″ sculpture of the Joker as he appears in The Dark Knight depicts him holding a hand of playing cards with his clown mask and a bag of money at his feet. Made of high-quality PVC with exacting paint details, it comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Shawn Knapp and sculpted by Rocco Tartamella!

 

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New Comics & Books for 5/01/2019!!!

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Featured Comics:

SAVAGE AVENGERS #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Mike Deodato (CA) David Finch
The most savage, most unkillable team of characters in the Marvel Universe is assembled! Wolverine! Venom! Elektra! Punisher! And in their midst – Conan the Barbarian! Conan has returned to the Marvel Universe and his new adventures begin here. What is the City of Sickles? Who is the Marrow God? How is the Hand involved? The roughest and most dangerous characters rumble through this new title starting with…Conan vs. Wolverine? ‘Nuff said.

 

DCEASED #1
DC COMICS
(W) Tom Taylor (A) Trevor Hairsine & Various (CA) Greg Capullo
“I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was Death, and Hades was following close behind him.”-Revelation 6:8
A mysterious techno-virus has been released on Earth, infecting 600 million people and turning them instantly into violent, monstrous engines of destruction.
The heroes of the DCU are caught completely unprepared for a pandemic of this magnitude and struggle to save their loved ones first…but what happens to the World’s Greatest Heroes if the world ends?
New York Times best-selling writer Tom Taylor (INJUSTICE) returns with a terrifying new tale and is joined by artists Trevor Hairsine (LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT) and Stefano Gaudiano (The Walking Dead).

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FREE RPG DAY 2019 / PRIDE MONTH BOOK SALE!


Saturday, June 15th from 11am to 8pm

FREE ROLE-PLAYING GAME DAY is an annual gaming event celebrating the joy of tabletop role-playing, popularized by games like DUNGEONS & DRAGONS! Established in 2007, Free RPG Day works with participating hobby game retailers and RPG publishers to bring new and exclusive RPG quickstart rules and adventure modules into your hands! Gamers WORLDWIDE will be able to grab brand new material for a variety of RPGs – no overstock, retail-priced or dead product here. The goal of Free RPG Day is to inspire gamers to play a new RPG!

Of course, no one gets you into the game like EC, so…

Join us on Saturday, June 15th, when the FIRST 100 ADULT GUESTS at 11am will receive their CHOICE of a “FREE ROLE-PLAYING GAME DAY” GAMING ITEM!

AND, you can roll our 6-sided die for a chance to choose an additional LIMITED ITEM!

ALL DAY, SAVE 10% OFF ALL GAMES & GAMING SUPPLIES!

ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY, can enter our FREE RAFFLE for a chance to win* EVERY “FREE RPG DAY” ITEM – including these 1-of-a-kind items:

  • Campaign Games: Forts & Frontiers Quickstart & Adventure
  • Off World Designs: FRPGD T-shirt
  • SlugFest Games: Red Dragon Inn Drink Card
  • Studio 9 Publishing: Treasures & Traps – The Adventure Story Game
  • UltraPro: D&D Playmat

See all the items at https://www.freerpgday.com

 

And to help celebrate PRIDE MONTH, we’re having a book sale:
20% OFF BOOKS FEATURING LGBTQ+ CHARACTERS!

More details to be announced soon!

 

* 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.

X-MEN DARK PHOENIX DAY!


Saturday, June 8th from 11am to 8pm

Celebrating the June 7th release of the X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX film!

FREE X-Men BLOCKS figure for the first 100 Guests at 11am!

FREE all-day raffle for a chance to win* a MARVEL GALLERY JEAN GRAY FIGURE!

10% OFF all X-MEN-titled merchandise in the store!
(Vintage comics and consignment items excluded).

 

* One entry per person, please. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible. All winners must collect their prizes within 2 weeks of the drawing date. EC reserves the right to alter / substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur.

THE INDIE WORKSHOP / EARLY MEMORIAL DAY SALE!


Sunday, May 26th from noon to 5pm

Join The Comic Initiative in our Events Room for a day full of informative panels about How to Create Comics, How to Brand Comics, The Importance of Comics in our Culture – and get to meet and talk with some amazing creators, like Joel Rodriguez, Paige Alfred, Marcus H. Roberts, Travis Gibb and David Byrne!

The Comic Initiative is about Showing the World How POWERFUL COMIC BOOKS ARE and How they can affect the WORLD, From INDIE COMICS to MAINSTREAM Comics have and will continue to mold the Worlds Culture through creators stories.
https://www.facebook.com/thecomicInitiative
http://www.indieadvocates.com

Also, take advantage of EC’s 2-day Memorial Day SALE on Sunday & Monday:
10% OFF ALL GRAPHIC NOVELS & BOOKS!
10% OFF ALL GAMES AND GAMING SUPPLIES!

EC YARD SALE!


Saturday, May 25th from 11am to 6pm
Store remains open until 8pm

It’s time once again for an EC favorite! Our Yard Sale is back, and we’ve got lots of new additions for you to pick up, at prices that are sure to make you smile! Shop our outdoor display of DEEP, DEEP DISCOUNTS on…

BACK ISSUE COMICS!
BOOKS!
TOYS!
GAMES!
COLLECTIBLES & MORE!

Tables will be filled with lots of collectables, fan favorites, storage-held merchandise, and overstock items at our lowest prices ever!

Now is the perfect time to get those items you may have missed, finish your collections, or find new treasures for your next obsession!

DISNEY SALE!


Saturday, May 18th from 11am to 8pm

ALADDIN releases on May 24th!

We are celebrating at Emerald City on Saturday, May 18th, with a SALE:

10% OFF ALL DISNEY ITEMS IN THE STORE!

GAMING IN MAY 2019

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

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

 

5/1 – UNSTABLE UNICORNS

Build a Unicorn Army. Betray your friends. Unicorns are your friends now.

Unstable Unicorns is a strategic card game about everyone’s two favorite things: Destruction and Unicorns!

Learn how unstable your friendships really are.

You start with a Baby Unicorn in your Stable. SO CUTE!

But don’t get too attached, because even Baby Unicorns aren’t safe in this game! There are over 20 Magical Unicorns to collect, and each has a special power. Build your Unicorn Army as fast as you can, or be destroyed by one of your so-called friends! Seek revenge or protect your stable using your Magic! Sound easy? Not so fast. Someone could have a Neigh Card (Get it? Neigh?) and send the game into MADNESS! The first person to complete their Unicorn Army shall hereafter be known as The Righteous Ruler of All Things Magical… at least until the next game. Good luck.

 

 

5/4 – NO GAME

 

 

5/8 – CAPTAIN MARVEL: SECRET SKRULLS

Captain Marvel: Secret Skrulls is a hidden identity game in which players take on the roles of their favorite characters, including Captain Marvel herself, to defend Earth in an intergalactic war against shape-shifting Skrulls in disguise. Players must decide whom to trust, defend their alliance, and restore the planet’s virtue.

The gameplay in Captain Marvel: Secret Skrulls is based on the hidden identity game BANG!

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