STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI DAY!!!


Saturday, December 23rd from 11am to 9pm

The latest installment in the Star Wars saga is here – The Last Jedi is in theaters now, and EC is celebrating with the biggest Star Wars fans in the galaxy: our friends from the 501st Tampa Bay Squad Garrison!!!

Join us on Saturday, Dec. 23rd, when the FIRST 100 GUESTS will receive THEIR CHOICE of a FREE STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS STICKER!!!
PLUS, the FIRST 100 TEEN+ GUESTS will receive a FREE HCF DARTH MAUL #1 COMIC BOOK!!!
PLUS, the FIRST 50 ADULT GUESTS will receive THEIR CHOICE of a FREE FUNKO STAR WARS SMUGGLERS BOUNTY PATCH OR PIN!!!

THE 501st TAMPA BAY SQUAD GARRISON will be here from 11a-1p for FREE PHOTO OPS!!!

ALL THINGS NERDY will host a special EC GAME DAY: X-WING EVENT from 11a-5p!!!

And, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY, can enter for a chance to win* one of TWO STAR WARS RAFFLES!!!

Our KIDS RAFFLE features:
1 Darth Vader and Family Coloring Book (2017; 96 pgs.), and
1 Chewie and the Porgs hardcover book (2017; 48 pgs., ages 5-8yrs.)!!!

Our ADULTS RAFFLE includes:
1 The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi hardcover (2017; 256 pgs.),
1 The Force Doth Awaken hardcover (2017; 169 pgs.),
1 Marvel’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens paperback (2016; 144 pgs.),
1 Marvel’s Star Wars: Rogue One – A Star Wars Story paperback (2017: 176 pgs.), and
1 Marvel Star Wars: Darth Vader, Vol. 1: Imperial Machine paperback (2017; 144 pgs.)!!!

The raffle winners will be called on Tuesday, Dec. 26th!

* 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! 12/15/17

December is turning out to be a very busy month for purchasing collections here at EC.

We never take a break from buying customer collections, even during the holidays!

Well that isn’t entirely true.

We are closed on Christmas Day, but if you had some really awesome books you were looking to sell, you might be able to talk us into taking a look at them on Christmas Day.

I’m just kidding — please don’t ask us to look at your collection on Christmas Day.
Please don’t ask us…

 

Batman #232, first appearance of Ra’s Al Ghul, CGC 9.2 (Near Mint Minus), $1,500.

 

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New Games! 12/15/2017

CHARTERSTONE & RECHARGE PACK

 

The prosperous Kingdom of Greengully, ruled for centuries by the Forever King, has issued a decree to its citizens to colonize the vast lands beyond its borders. In an effort to start a new village, the Forever King has selected six citizens for the task, each of whom has a unique set of skills they use to build their charter.

In Charterstone, a competitive legacy game, you construct buildings and populate a shared village. Building stickers are permanently added to the game board and become action spaces for any player to use. Thus, you start off with simple choices and few workers, but soon you have a bustling village with dozens of possible actions.

Your journey through Charterstone’s many secrets will last twelve games, but it doesn’t end there. Your completed village will be a one-of-a-kind worker-placement game with plenty of variability.

The Charterstone Recharge Pack contains the components for a second campaign of Charterstone. It is completely optional as Charterstone is designed to be infinitely replayable after the first twelve-game legacy campaign.

 

 


DIVINITY DERBY

 

Zeus has invited a bunch of divine friends, including a couple of new ones, from all around the Multiverse for a little get-together on Mount Olympus…and you are one of them! After a few rounds of ambrosia, soon the racing and betting begins, with the Olympic “All-father” as the ultimate judge.

Divinity Derby is a fun and fast betting and racing game for 3 to 6 players, with a clever “shared hand” card mechanism. Players, as god-like beings betting on the race of six flying creatures, share a cardholder with each neighbor, and every turn they play one card from each shared card holder. Are you able to guess what your neighbor’s intentions and secret bets are and make the best use of the shared knowledge to win your bets?

With beautiful components, colorful art, and simple but engaging gameplay, Divinity Derby is suitable for players of all ages and skill levels.

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New Toys & Collectibles for 12/13/17!

 

DRAGONBALL SUPER SUPER SAIYAN GOD SON GOKU S.H.FIGUARTS
TAMASHII NATIONS

From Tamashii Nations. Now fans can take on Beerus properly with the Super Saiyan God Son Goku figure! This articulated Goku figure stands a little over 5 1/2″ tall and includes three interchangeable face parts and four swappable hands.

MARVEL GALLERY THOR RAGNAROK HULK PVC FIG
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC

A Diamond Select Toys release! The highly anticipated Thor: Ragnarok movie is bringing us one of the most exciting Hulk looks ever, and this Marvel Gallery PVC Diorama captures him at his most enraged! Measuring approximately 12 inches tall, this sculpture of a fully armored Hulk wielding twin weapons is the must-have collectable from Thor: Ragnarok. Featuring detailed sculpting and paint applications, this 9-inch scale diorama comes packaged in a full-color window box and is in scale to all other Gallery and Femme Fatales figures. Sculpted by Rocco Tartamella!

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New Comics & Books for 12/13/17!

Click here for the full list of new releases!
http://emeraldcitycomics.com/new-releases

Featured Comics:

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #792 LEG
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Dan Slott (A) Ryan Stegman (CA) Alex Ross
VENOM INC. Part 2
• Spider-Man finds himself between Eddie and a mysterious new figure!
• And Black Cat and her gang find themselves face-to-face with an amped-up villain named Maniac that might just rip those faces right off.
Rated T

 

GIANTS #1 (OF 5)
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Carlos Valderrama (A/CA) Miguel Valderrama
A cataclysm of unknown origins unleashed a race of gigantic monsters whose presence has driven humanity underground.
There, two orphans discover that the most dangerous monster is ambition, which unchecked, will grow until it devours you!
o An original vision from two powerful new talents!
o The Valderrama Bros. first American work!

 

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SUPERMAN SANTA!!!


Saturday, December 16th from 11am to 9pm

The holidays are almost here, and that means shopping!!! EC is the best place to get hard-to-find, unique and even one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your list, and our next event is no exception!!! We’re also giving fans of a certain holiday film some great swag, and doing our part to make sure your lists get to Santa on time!!!

Join us on Saturday, Dec. 16th, when the FIRST 100 GUESTS will receive a FREE “NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS” FAUX MILLION DOLLAR BILL AND a FREE HCF “NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS” MANGA COMIC!!!
(We’ll have sticker boxes for kids!!!)

PLUS, MEET SUPERMAN SANTA!!!**
He’ll be here to take your kids’ HOLIDAY LISTS DIRECTLY TO SANTA!!!
Every person who brings Superman Santa their wish list will get a FREE ALL-AGES COMIC!!!
Superman Santa will be here for FREE PICS & AUTOGRAPHS from 11a-1p and 3-5pm!!!**

ALL THINGS NERDY will host EC GAME DAY: ETHNOS from Noon-2p!!!

And, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY, can enter for a chance to win* one of TWO SUPERMAN RAFFLES!!!

Our KIDS SUPERMAN FAN PACK RAFFLE includes:
1 Super Powers Paperback (2017; 7-10 yrs., 144 pgs.),
1 Superman and the Miserable, Rotten, No Fun, Really Bad Day hardcover (2017; 32 pgs., Family Friendly) and
1 Good Morning, Superman hardcover book (2017; 4-7 yrs, 32 pgs.)

Our ADULTS SUPERMAN FAN PACK RAFFLE includes:
1 DC Designer Series Superman by Lee Bermejo action figure,
1 The Road to Rebirth: The Final Days of Superman paperback (2016; 182 pgs.) and
1 Superman and the Miserable, Rotten No Fun, Really Bad Day hardcover!!!

The raffle winners will be called on Monday, Dec. 18th!

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

** 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.

JUSTICE LEAGUE RAFFLE!!!


Wednesday, December 13th from 11am to 9pm

Now that the Justice League movie has arrived – and become one of the most talked-about films of the year, we thought we’d honor the world-famous super-team in our Wednesday Raffle!!! Here’s your chance to start off with a new JLA Rebirth team, with Steve Orlando’s expert story-telling, and Ivan Reis’ phenomenal artwork… and the old-fashioned Lobo you know and love!!!

On Wednesday, Dec. 13th, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* a FREE COPY OF “JUSTICE LEAGUE of AMERICA REBIRTH, VOL. 1: THE EXTREMISTS” PAPERBACK!!! (2017; 168 pages)

The winner will be called on Thursday, December 14th!

* 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.)

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 12/8/17

You’ll have to forgive me for asking, but I’m afraid that I have to insist that everyone shop exclusively at EC this holiday season.

What the heck! Shop exclusively at EC year round!
I’d consider it a personal favor if you would.
Yoroshiku onegaishimasu!

 

X-Men #12, first appearance of Juggernaut, CGC 9.0 (Very Fine/Near Mint), $2,000.

 

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New Games! 12/8/2017

BATTLE FOR ROKUGAN

 

Conquer the realm and bring honor to your clan in Battle for Rokugan! This turn-based strategy game of conquest and mayhem puts players in the role of Rokugan daimyo struggling for control over the rich land of the Emerald Empire. Leaders must balance their resources, plan their attacks, and outwit their enemies to ensure their clan’s victory. The land is there for the taking. The most honorable daimyo will win the day!

 

 


EXIT: THE FORBIDDEN CASTER, THE FORGOTTEN ISLAND, AND THE POLAR SYSTEM

 

In The Polar Station, “An alarm sounded in the eternal ice, so the polar station has been evacuated and foreclosed, but a small group of researchers has remained behind by mistake — and they have only one hour to find the code that will crack the lock program.”

In The Forbidden Castle, “The castle is the highlight of the hike, but hardly have the hikers entered the old walls, when the squeaky doors close. Escape appears impossible — but strange hints may lead players in a new direction. Can they solve the riddles and find the way to freedom?”

And on The Forgotten Island, “For those shipwrecked on the beach of this forgotten island, a chained boat is the only hope — but the mysterious owner has left puzzles over the whole island. Will the team solve them, free the boat, and escape?”

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New Toys & Collectibles for 12/06/17!

DARK TOWER SELECT AF
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC

A Diamond Select Release! It’s the 15th-anniversary of the Select action figure format, and one of this year’s new Select lines is sure to make history! Based on the screen adaptation of Stephen King’s Dark Tower novels, this pair of fully poseable deluxe action figures depicts Idris Elba as the Gunslinger and Matthew McConaughey as the Man in Black, each figure featuring the actor’s likeness. With detailed sculpting and paint, these approximately 7″ action figures each come with a detailed diorama background exclusive to the specialty market, as well as character-appropriate accessories. Each comes packaged in display-ready Select packaging, with side-panel artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios!

 


SAILOR MOON SUPER S GROUP SKY SUBLIMATION THROW BLANKET
GREAT EASTERN ENTERTAINMENT

Meet the Sailors of Sailor Moon Super S with this new throw blanket that features a sublimated print!

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EC BOOK CLUB – STAR WARS DARTH VADER TP VOL 01: VADER!!!


Tuesday, December 5th from 7pm to 8pm

The Emerald City Book Club meets the FIRST TUESDAY of the month from 7-8 pm in our Events Room 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 next meeting will be announced at the end of the current meeting, and 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…

STAR WARS DARTH VADER TP VOL 01: VADER
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Kieron Gillen (A) Salvador Larroca (CA) Adi Granov
The original Dark Lord of the Sith stars in his first ongoing series! Ever since Darth Vader’s first on-screen appearance, he has become one of pop-culture’s most popular villains. Now, follow Vader straight from the ending of A NEW HOPE (and the pages of the new STAR WARS comic book) into his own solo adventures – showing the Empire’s war with the Rebel Alliance from the other side! But when a Dark Lord needs help, who can he turn to? As Vader pursues a very personal vengeance against the Rebels and investigates the Emperor’s secret machinations, he clashes with weapons scavenger Aphra and deadly Battle Droids, and returns to Geonosis to build an army. But some very powerful people don’t want him to learn the truths he seeks! Guest-starring Jabba the Hutt, Boba Fett and more! Collecting DARTH VADER #1-6.

New Comics & Books for 12/06/17!

Click here for the full list of new releases!
http://emeraldcitycomics.com/new-releases

Featured Comics:

 

BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES II #1 (OF 6)
DC COMICS
(W) James TynionIV (A/CA) Freddie Williams II
The team behind the smash-hit crossover series is back to reunite the Dark Knight and the Heroes in a Half-Shell. When Donatello goes looking for a new mentor to help him improve his fighting skills, he opens a doorway to another reality, hoping to summon the Turtles’ one-time ally, Batman. But instead, he gets sent to Gotham City and someone else comes through the open portal-Bane! Suddenly, there’s a new gang boss in New York and he’s out to unite all the other bad guys under him. Can Donnie get back in time and bring Batman with him to help his brothers before Bane causes irreparable destruction? Co-published with IDW.
RATED T

 

BLACK LIGHTNING COLD DEAD HANDS #2 (OF 6)
DC COMICS
(W) Tony Isabella (A/CA) Clayton Henry
Wrongly accused of killing a gang of armed robbers, Black Lightning must stay ahead of the police while fighting to remove a deadly arsenal of high-tech weapons from the streets of Cleveland…and while facing civilians who are no longer certain he’s one of the good guys. As teacher Jefferson Pierce, he must also try to keep drug dealers away from his students. Meanwhile, Detective Colavito investigates mystery man Tobias Whale. Beware: news in this city breaks without pity.
RATED T

 

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Punisher Day with John Beatty 12/2/17 photo album!

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RICK & MORTY DAY WITH GREG KRIVAC!!!


Saturday, December 9th from 11am to 9pm

The holidays are almost here, and that means shopping!!! EC is the best place to get hard-to-find, unique and even one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your list, and our next event is no exception!!! We’re also giving fans of one of this year’s most popular cartoons a little something for themselves!!!

Join us on Saturday, Dec. 9th, when the FIRST 100 GUESTS will receive THEIR CHOICE of a FREE RICK AND MORTY BUTTON, PLUS TWO FREE MARVEL LEGACY PREVIEW MAGAZINES!!!
(We’ll have sticker boxes for kids!!!)

PLUS, MEET ARTIST GREG KRIVAC!!!
His prints have been selling out here at EC throughout the year, and he’ll be here signing new art prints from 11a-6p!!!**
These prints will make excellent gifts!!!

JUST ADDED!!! SCOUT COMICS’ JIM PRUETT & JAMES HAICK!!!

Greg Krivac‘s friends James Haick (author of Solar Flare Comic), and Scout ComicsJames Pruett will be here during Greg’s visit from 11a-6pm!!!

The FIRST 100 GUESTS will receive a FREE SCOUT COMICS PREVIEW, and they’ll be here to sign comics and answer questions about their amazing books!!!

ALL THINGS NERDY will host EC GAME DAY: VIKINGAR from Noon-2p!!!

And, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY, can enter for a chance to win* a RICK AND MORTY FAN PACK!!!

The pack includes 1 Rick and Morty Clue Game, and 1 Rick and Morty Official Coloring Book!!!

The raffle winners will be called on Monday, Dec. 11th!

* 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.

VIDEO GAME RAFFLE!!!


Wednesday, December 6th from 11am to 9pm

We love games, and we love comics, too!!! So, what could be better than bringing them both together?!?

On Wednesday, Dec. 6th, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* a FREE COPY OF “THE COMIC BOOK STORY OF VIDEO GAMES” PAPERBACK!!! (2017; 192 pages)

The winner will be called on Thursday, December 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.)

Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner, and Dave Johnson @ EC! 11/11/17 photo album!

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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 12/1/17

Did everyone enjoy their Thanksgiving festivities?

How about the annual post-Thanksgiving shopping bonanza?
Did we all have a swell time on Black Friday?
Small Business Saturday?
Briefly Stop and Breathe and Then Quickly Resume Shopping Sunday?
Cyber Monday?

Good! I hope nobody was seriously hurt during a Doorbuster stampede.

Here are some potential gift ideas to consider as we enter the 2017 Holiday shoppin’ season!

 

Giant-Size Fantastic Four #4, first appearance of Multiple Man, Very Fine/Fine (7.0), $75.

 

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New Games! 11/31/2017

 

FALLOUT: THE BOARD GAME

Fallout is a post-nuclear adventure board game for one to four players. Based on the hit video game series by Bethesda Softworks, each Fallout scenario is inspired by a familiar story from the franchise. Survivors begin the game on the edge of an unexplored landscape, uncertain of what awaits them in this unfamiliar world. With just one objective to guide them from the very beginning, each player must explore the hidden map, fight ferocious enemies, and build the skills of their survivor as they attempt to complete challenging quests and balance feuding factions within the game.

As they advance their survivors’ stories, players come across new quests and individual targets, leading them to gain influence. Who comes out ahead depends on how keenly and aggressively each player ventures through the game; however, if a single faction is pushed to power too quickly, the wasteland will be taken for their own, and the survivors conquered along with it.

 

 


GENESYS RPG

Blast hordes of reanimated skeletons with holy fire, explore new worlds in a steam-powered zeppelin, match wits with an alien warlord, or invent your own entirely unique world. Unlimited adventure awaits you in a roleplaying system limited only by your imagination with Genesys, a roleplaying game featuring the narrative dice system!

Genesys is a role playing system designed for flexibility and adaptability, specifically tooled to work with any setting imaginable. The Genesys Core Rulebook not only contains an overview of the rules and how the innovative narrative dice system works, but everything a GM and players need to run adventures in five completely different settings. Everything from equipment to adversaries, character abilities to an overview of narrative tropes, all is provided in the core rulebook for Genesys. With a system so adaptable and expansive you can explore every popular roleplaying genre, from classic fantasy style campaigns, to modern day detective thrillers, and even to a far off sci-fi future, Genesys doesn’t fit into any one genre of roleplaying, and instead invites players to craft their own stories with unparalleled freedom.

 

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GAMING IN DECEMBER 2017 AT EC!

Every Wednesday, EC and All Things Nerdy host “EC Game Night” where you can Learn & Play a featured game from 6pm-7pm, then stay for Open Play of that game from 7-9pm, or any of our gaming demos of your choice!!!

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

 

LAZER RYDERZ – 12/3

Lazer Ryderz is a trackless racing game for up to 4 players with light push-your-luck, area denial, and strategy elements. Players construct their lazer paths with various pre-formed punchboard pieces that are placed according to speed and desired direction.

In Lazer Ryderz, players take on the role of one of four Ryderz as they race to capture all three Prisms needed to charge the Portal to their next destination. The Portal only allows one Ryder to pass through before moving on to a new location in the galaxy, so speed is essential to meet your goal. But the faster a Ryder goes the harder it is to turn, and if a Ryder runs into another player’s lazer, that Ryder is toast! Who will continue on their quest and who will be left behind?

Will it be the Galactic Waveryder – the adrenaline-fueled surfer who’s seeking the next great thrill and most radical solar waves? Or the Lazer Shark – always on the hunt for her next prey as she seeks the fabled Blood Nebula to restart her species? Perhaps the Super Sheriff – greatest of the Law Star Rangers who travels to the outer reaches of the known (and unknown) galaxy to bring the universe’s criminals to speedy justice? Or will it be the Phantom Cosmonaut – the ghost from a long-distant era whose true quest is a mystery to those he encounters, but with speed that is without question as he moves in the blink of an eye?

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Justice League Day with Paul Mounts 11/25/17 photo album!

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    What's better than two of your favorite things? Two of your favorite things mashed together!!! Join us for twice the excitement, as we welcome a special guest, and mash-up a whole lot of fun!!!

    On Sat., Jan. 27th, the FIRST 100 GUESTS at 11am will receive THEIR CHOICE of a FREE Free Comic Book Day Sonic The Hedgehog, Sanjay and Craig, or SpongeBob SquarePants COMIC from ARCHIE COMICS, and Nickelodeon!!!

    MEET MASH-UP ARTIST EXTRAORDINAIRE Stephen "Switt!" Wittmaak!!!

    He'll be here from 11am-3pm with mash-up and character art prints for sale!!! Prices range from $2-$10; and commissions will be offered too, at various prices!!!

    Play Dinosaur Island with All Things Nerdy, from Noon - 2pm!!!

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

    The Fan Pack consists of 1 Smash Up game (2-4 players; ages 12 and up), 1 DC Comics Meets Hanna-Barbera Paperback
    (2017; 168 pgs.), and 1 W.M.D. Weapons of Mutant Destruction paperback from Marvel, featuring a The Incredible Hulk / Wolverine mash-up (2017; 144 pgs.)!!!

    The winner will be called on Monday, Jan. 29th!

    * 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.
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    Meet Marvel artist Jerry DeCaire at EC during our Wolverine, Deadpool, Thor and Marvel Artist Jerry DeCaire at EC! event this Saturday!!!

    He'll be here from 11a-7p, signing prints, books, and drawing commission sketches!!!

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    GLOOMHAVEN

    Gloomhaven is a game of Euro-inspired tactical combat in a persistent world of shifting motives. Players will take on the role of a wandering adventurer with their own special set of skills and their own reasons for traveling to this dark corner of the world. Players must work together out of necessity to clear out menacing dungeons and forgotten ruins. In the process, they will enhance their abilities with experience and loot, discover new locations to explore and plunder, and expand an ever-branching story fueled by the decisions they make.

    This is a game with a persistent and changing world that is ideally played over many game sessions. After a scenario, players will make decisions on what to do, which will determine how the story continues, kind of like a “Choose Your Own Adventure” book. Playing through a scenario is a cooperative affair where players will fight against automated monsters using an innovative card system to determine the order of play and what a player does on their turn.

    Each turn, a player chooses two cards to play out of their hand. The number on the top card determines their initiative for the round. Each card also has a top and bottom power, and when it is a player’s turn in the initiative order, they determine whether to use the top power of one card and the bottom power of the other, or vice-versa. Players must be careful, though, because over time they will permanently lose cards from their hands. If they take too long to clear a dungeon, they may end up exhausted and be forced to retreat.

    CASTLES OF BURGUNDY: THE DICE GAME

    As influential sovereigns, expand your estates through trade and commerce. Combine the dice to your advantage and find the strategy that will lead you to victory.
    The famous strategy game now in pure dice game!

    A "dice version" of The Castles of Burgundy.

    The game comes with 5 dice: A timer die, 2 number dice, and 2 color dice.

    Like the board game, the idea is to fill as many things on your board, and get the most points, mostly by completing color regions.

    One player rolls the dice, and then everyone picks 2 dice to use: A color die, representing a type of hex on the board, and a number.

    A hex can only be filled on the board if it's adjacent to an already-filled hex, or your starting castle, and each type of hex has its own rules for which number can be used to fill it, and its own reward.

    When completing a region of hexes, you get points, as well as a reward that you can then cross off to activate, such as workers and monks that let you treat a number or color die as having any value, and silver that lets you use a second combination of dice on a turn.

    The timer die sets the pace of the game, and also triggers a "shipping" action, where players can cross off collected crates for points.

    There are 4 different board layouts included. Solo mode is included.

    HUNT FOR THE RING

    In Hunt for the Ring, one player takes the role of Frodo and his companions, who are journeying from the Shire to Rivendell, while up to four other players represent the Nazgûl who are trying to hunt down the hobbits. While traveling, Frodo and others must resist being corrupted by the Ring that he wears.

    Hunt for the Ring is a hidden movement game played in two chapters, with each chapter being played on a different game board. In the first chapter, the Frodo player attempts to move from the Shire to Bree, gaining corruption points if they fail to do so after sixteen turns. If the Frodo player succeeds, they can either record their exit point (and other game details) to play the second chapter at a later time, or they can continue immediately, with the second chapter having the Frodo player move from Bree to Rivendell. In this chapter, the Frodo player doesn't control the hobbits directly, but instead draws cards from a journey deck, with each card showing one of many paths to Rivendell.

    MAGIC THE GATHERING: RIVALS OF IXALAN

    - Claim the City's Blessing

    The Golden City of Orazca has been found! Build your forces and stake your claim to Orazca with Ascend cards!

    - Two new Planeswalkers!

    Angrath, the Flame-Chained is driven by a feeling of restless impatience, like a caged animal awaiting its moment of freedom. The confrontation between Angrath and Huatli led to Huatli's planeswalker spark being ignited. Now, she returns to Magic with new colors as Huatli, Radiant Champion!

    - Iconic Lands

    Stake Your Claim! Rivals of Ixalan brings new and exciting double-faced cards! Accomplish the goal on the front and you will have unlocked the power of Legendary Lands!

    - More of your favorite tribes!

    Dinosaurs, Merfolk, Pirates and Vampires are back! Power-up your decks with Rivals of Ixalan!

    Booster boxes, Decks, and Bundles available now!
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    GLOOMHAVEN Gloomhaven is a game of Euro-inspired tactical combat in a persistent world of shifting motives. Players will take on the role of a wandering adventurer with their own special set of skills and their own reasons for traveling to this dark corner of the world. Players must work together o...

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    STAR WARS REBELS IS COMING TO A CLOSE SOON!!!

    Disney and Lucasfilm's Star Wars Rebels returns to Disney XD for the second half of its fourth and final season on Feb. 19th!!! They've just released a new trailer to highlight the action and suspense coming your way!!!

    You may also want to know that our Star Wars section at EC has been redesigned to break the action figures down by series, and make your favorites even easier to find!!!

    Enjoy the Rebels trailer... and may the Force be with you!!!
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    MARVEL'S NEXT BIG TV SMASH IS COMING SOON!!!

    Marvel's latest TV series, Marvel's Cloak & Dagger premieres on Freeform at 8pm, on Thursday, June 7th!!! If the duo, who made their comics debut in 1982's Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man # 64, aren't familiar to you, your friends at EC can help you out!!! We've got lots of back issues and graphic novels covering their exploits!!!

    Freeform has provided this sneak-peek, so take a look and then stop by to see your EC fam, and get caught up on their exciting history!!!

    ENJOY!!!
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    X-MEN GOLD #30: "The Wedding of the Century"!!!

    Coming in June 2018 at EC!

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    Join us for EC Game Day, as our friends from All Things Nerdy host a Learn & Play session, followed by an Open Play session!

    If you're not familiar with the featured game, or need a quick refresher, you can join our Learn & Play from noon to 2pm, where our friendly and patient friends from All Things Nerdy will teach you the game and answer your questions! Or you can join us for Open Play of the featured game, or any of our gaming demos during that time!

    NO ONE gets you into the game like Emerald City Comics!!!

    The featured game for this session is... UNFAIR

    Build the city’s greatest theme park, whatever it takes!

    Mix your favourite themes, from Pirate, Robot, Vampire, Jungle, Ninja, and Gangster. Build attractions and upgrade them to match blueprints, stack up towering rides, or simply make the most cash.

    But watch out - your competitors may pay off the safety inspectors to close your rides or hire hooligans to vandalise your park! How will you get revenge?

    Whatever happens, it’s bound to be Unfair.

    Over the course of 8 rounds, you play Event cards to help yourself and hinder your opponents, build Attractions and Upgrades using Park cards, and match your park to Blueprints.

    You might hire staff to help you, or build a Super Attraction with a unique ability. Bribing officials and blackmailing politicians is also possible, but entirely
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    EC Game Day: Unfair!

    January 20, 2018, 12:00pm - January 20, 2018, 2:00pm

    Join us for EC Game Day, as our friends from All Things Nerdy host a Learn & Play session, followed by an Open Play session! If you're not familiar with the featured game, or need a quick refresher, you can join our Learn & Play from noon to 2pm, where our friendly and patient friends from All Thin...

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    Stabbity Bunny is now being published by Scout Comics, and it's first issue is on EC's New Comics Wall right now!!!

    To help launch this awesome book, we invited Stabbity's writer and co-creator, Richard Rivera to stop by and sign copies for our Guests!!!

    He also brought along some special guests: James Pruett, writer and publisher of Mindbender Scout Comics, and Scout's Solar Flare Comic writer James Haick!!!

    It's always a party when these guys get together, and we thank everyone who joined in and made our day!!!
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    @[325971267611345:274:Stabbity Bunny] is now being published by @[1422709141363817:274:Scout Comics], and it's first issue is on EC's New Comics Wall right now!!! To help launch this awesome book, we invited Stabbity's writer and co-creator, @[100007744396401:2048:Richard Rivera] to stop by and si...

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    JOIN US FOR A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET AN AMAZING ARTIST!!!

    This Saturday, at EC, MEET Wolverine, Deadpool, Thor, and Marvel artist Jerry DeCaire!!!

    He'll be here selling prints of his work, and doing small and large commission sketches!!!

    Of course, there will also be FREE COMICS, and a FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* a DEADPOOL OMNIBUS SIGNED BY JERRY DECAIRE!!!

    Saturday ONLY and ONLY at Emerald City Comics!!!
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    Wolverine, Deadpool, Thor and Marvel Artist Jerry DeCaire at EC!

    January 20, 2018, 11:00am - January 20, 2018, 7:00pm

    In 2017 alone, artist Jerry DeCaire has had FIVE trade paperbacks of his work released from Marvel, featuring Wolverine, Deadpool, X-Men Comics, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and he's also known for his work on Thor, Hawkeye, Conan the Barbarian, The Phantom Comic Book Series, Green Hornet, and many m...

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    RICK AND MORTY FANS, REJOICE!!! Our friends at the Iberian Rooster Rooster in downtown St. Pete are hosting a Rick and Morty night, and we're providing prizes, including a Rick and Morty Monopoly game, a portal gun, graphic novel, button and a $25 EC Gift Certificate!!!

    We hope to see you there!!!
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    Citadel of Ricks! Cosplay Contest & Rick and Morty Fan Night

    February 1, 2018, 9:00pm - February 2, 2018, 3:00am

    Wubba lubba dub dub! Dress up as your favorite Rick and form the Citadel of Ricks with us! No Jerrys allowed. Birdpeople ok. No unsupervised Mortys. There will be a cosplay contest as well as R&M themed trivia, games and more! Be prepared to save the world and SHOW ME WHAT YOU GOT! Of course, there...

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    Facebook is changing the way you see promotional content, clearing your News Feed of potentially unwanted posts — but if you're worried that you'll miss seeing posts from us, here's how to get them to show up:

    On your mobile device Facebook app...
    1. Search for "Emerald City Comics," and select our name in the results.
    2. Select "Following" (or "Follow").
    3. Select "See First" (pictured).

    On your desktop or laptop browser...
    1. Go to our page: www.facebook.com/emeraldcitycomics
    2. Click on the "Following" (or "Follow") button on our header.
    3. Click on "See First" (pictured).

    Please let us know if you have any questions.

    Thank you so much for your support!!!
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    TOMORROW'S THE BIG DAY @ EC!!! MEET STABBITY BUNNY'S RICHARD RIVERA!!!

    During our Stabbity Bunny's Richard Rivera and Solar Flare at EC! event, you'll meet Stabbity Bunny's Richard Rivera, AND Solar Flare Comic's James Haick, PLUS, Mindbender Scout Comics's James Pruett... ALL from Scout Comics!!!

    PLUS, FREE COMICS, GAMES with All Things Nerdy, and an EXCLUSIVE STABBITY BUNNY RAFFLE!!!

    Check out the details below!!!

    Saturday ONLY... and ONLY at Emerald City Comics!!!
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    Stabbity Bunny's Richard Rivera and Solar Flare at EC!

    January 13, 2018, 11:00am - January 13, 2018, 9:00pm

    Stabbity Bunny is Scout Comics's biggest-selling title yet!!! And, with its blend of mirth and menace, it's not a big "leap" (See what we did there?) to see why!!! On Saturday, January 13th, the FIRST 100 TEEN+ GUESTS will receive a FREE Halloween Comicfest Marvel's Runaways #1 COMIC from Marvel!!...

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    STAR WARS DESTINY: LEGACIES

    Expand your Star Wars: Destiny collection with Legacies, a new set of booster packs for the collectible dice and card game!

    Legacies continues the evolution of Star Wars: Destiny, expanding on classic archetypes while introducing new mechanisms, including a new die symbol and a new card type. As a new Base Set, Legacies is a solid starting point for Destiny newcomers while introducing innovative new concepts that challenge classic gameplay and tactics.

    TOPIARY

    In Topiary, players try to position their visitors on the outer edge of a beautiful topiary garden in order to give them the best view possible. Visitors can see the closest topiary sculpture to them and any behind that, in the same sight line, that are larger. You can score bonus points for visitors who see multiple topiary sculptures of the same type. Players slowly fill in the garden by adding tiles until everyone has placed all their visitors.

    DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS: DUNGEON TILES REINCARNATED

    Breathe life into your tabletop game with these full color dungeon tiles. Infinitely expandable and easy to set up, these dungeon tiles allow you to create the adventures you want to play.

    Available in the following sets:

    -Dungeon

    Tiles to make fantastic dungeon maps: contains 16 durable, double-sided, fully illustrated tile sheets, featuring dungeon rooms, corridors, caverns, tunnels, and other terrain elements that Dungeon Masters can use to build exciting encounters.

    -Wildernesss

    Tiles to make fantastic wilderness maps: contains 16 durable, double-sided, fully illustrated tile sheets, featuring grasslands, ruins, sandy beaches, and other terrain elements that Dungeon Masters can use to build exciting encounters.

    -City

    Tiles to make fantastic city maps: contains 16 durable, double-sided, fully illustrated tile sheets, featuring city streets, buildings, sewers, and other terrain elements that Dungeon Masters can use to build exciting encounters.

    VALERIAN: ALPHA MISSIONS

    Valerian: The Alpha Missions gives fans of tabletop gaming and the Valerian franchise the opportunity to discover Alpha, a vast metropolis in which species from across the universe gather over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence, and cultures. After assembling a team of agents, players must cooperate to explore a contested zone of Alpha, race to complete objectives while battling and evading enemies. Complete the missions and get to the extraction site in time to win!

    The game board consists of randomly placed tiles that are revealed as agents move around the map, creating a unique experience each game. Players will never know who or what they might encounter – enemies could attack or players may discover valuable resources to power their mission gear. Each player must decide whether to split up and accomplish their objectives faster or sacrifice valuable resources to save their teammates. As the clock runs down and enemies gain ground, only the most skilled team of agents will complete their missions to return as heroes.
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    STAR WARS DESTINY: LEGACIES Expand your Star Wars: Destiny collection with Legacies, a new set of booster packs for the collectible dice and card game! Legacies continues the evolution of Star Wars: Destiny, expanding on classic archetypes while introducing new mechanisms, including a new die symb...

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    ECBC: Comics recommendations by “Doctor Vince”! 1/12/18

    “Doctor Vince” is a rocket scientist by day, and an EC Book Club (ECBC) moderator by night! EC Book Club - Hawkeye vol 2: Little Hits! is the featured book at our next ECBC meeting.

    Here are the comics and graphic novels that caught his attention in this month’s Previews (in addition to his usual pull list, and EC’s picks this month!). 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 stephanie@emeraldcitycomics.com, to reserve a copy!

    From the Previews Catalog #352, January 2018 (for books arriving mainly in March 2018)…
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    One story spanning eight timelines - told by Europe’s mightiest comics creators (examples from the original French editions)

    Infinity 8 #1 (pages 378-379) - The deep-space cruise ship "Infinity 8" encounters a field of debris of unknown origin, and eight of the ship's top security agents are sent to investigate in eight separate parallel time-loops. But secrets lie within the inter-species population on the ship, some of whom may know more than they lead on. The debut of a far-out, pulpy, sci-fi series of parallel adventures in the tongue-in-cheek tradition of the original Heavy Metal, but for a new generation (Newsarama).
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