Recommendations for New Books & Comics expected JANUARY 2021!

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 add these books, comics, and/or series to your in-store subscription!

Don’t have a subscription? It’s easy – sign up for at least three monthly comic book series, and stop by at least once a month to purchase them! Fill out a subscription form next time you’re at EC!

From the Previews Catalog #386, NOVEMBER 2020 (for books arriving mainly in JANUARY 2021)…

https://www.previewsworld.com/catalog
http://emeraldcitycomics.com/dc-connect

 

BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH MONSTERS HC
FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
(W/A/CA) Barry Windsor-Smith
Created over a period of 35 years, Barry Windsor-Smith’ Monsters is a tour de force of visual storytelling. Part family drama, part espionage thriller, part metaphysical journey, it is an intimate portrait of individuals struggling to reclaim their lives and an epic political odyssey across two generations of American history. Monsters is rendered in Windsor-Smith’s impeccable technique, the visual storytelling being the most sophisticated of the artist’s career. There are passages of heartbreaking tenderness, of excruciating pain, and devastating violence. It is surely one of the most intense graphic novels ever drawn.

 

 

 

HAHA #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) W. Maxwell Price (A/CA) Vanesa R. Del Rey
ICE CREAM MAN writer W. MAXWELL PRINCE brings his signature style of one-shot storytelling to the world of clowns-and he’s invited SOME OF THE COMIC INDUSTRY’S BEST ARTISTS to join him for the ride.
HAHA is a genre-jumping, throat-lumping look at the sad, scary, hilarious life of those who get paid to play the fool-but these ain’t your typical jokers.
With issues drawn by VANESA DEL REY (REDLANDS), GABRIEL WALTA (Vision), ROGER LANGRIDGE (Thor), and more, HAHA peeks under the big top, over the rainbow, and even inside a balloon to tell a wide-ranging slew of stories about “funny” men and women, proving that some things are so sad you just have to laugh.

 

 

 

RAIN LIKE HAMMERS #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W/A/CA) Brandon Graham
KING CITY AND PROPHET writer and artist BRANDON GRAHAM returns with an all-new OVERSIZED FIVE-ISSUE SERIES!
Eugene is a new inhabitant of Elephant, a walking city on the desert world of Crown Majesty. Far from friends and family, he spends most of his time navigating melancholy daydreams, toying with alien technology, and researching the best places to find high-quality fast food. At best, his life is lonely and monotonous-but all of that changes when a mysterious force begins destroying Crown Majesty’s walking cities!

 

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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 10/30/20

Happy Halloween!

WOOOOOOOOO!

That’s my spooky ghost … sound?

I guess it’s a groan?

Is that what the ghost sound is supposed to be, a groan?

They’re groaning because they’re so bummed to be dead, I guess?

Well, at any rate – Happy Halloween!

WOOOOOOOOO!

 

Elvira Mistress Of The Dark #2, CGC Signature Series 9.6 (Near Mint Plus) signed by Cassandra “Elvira” Peterson, $150.

 

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New Games! 10/30/2020

GODS LOVE DINOSAURS

How do you make an ecosystem flourish with just enough of every life form in the chain to supply you with dinosaurs to dominate the lands? Resources are scarce, animals can go extinct in an area, and everyone must eat to survive — so moves must be cunning. Life hangs in the balance…

In Gods Love Dinosaurs, a cheeky, wild, and timeless take on the scientific tale as old as life itself, you are a god who has been tasked with designing an ecosystem with a sustainable food chain of predator and prey animals. But you just love dinosaurs, so all you really want to do is to make as many of them as possible!

Each turn, you’ll add one tile to your ecosystem, which will add new animals and give them room to grow. Every so often, your dinosaurs will tromp around your ecosystem eating all the animals. The more they eat, the more eggs they lay — and the more points you score! Just be careful not to overeat, or there won’t be enough food to keep your dinosaurs alive the next time.

 

 


DEVIL MAY CRY: THE BLOODY PALACE

Devil May Cry: The Bloody Palace is an easy to learn, fast-paced, and dynamic experience where style counts for everything. Take control of one of Devil May Cry’s iconic demon hunters, Dante, Nero, Trish, or even the newest addition to the series, the mysterious V.

Players will be trying to outscore each other by building the most impressive attack combos. Utilising the cards in their hand to build the biggest combo chain; the longer the chain the more Style Points you’ll score.

Will you keep pushing your combo or will you claim it early? A bigger combo scores more points, but a single hit from the demons surrounding you can break the chain!

The winner is the devil hunter who can score the most Style Points after a set number of enemy waves; featuring hordes of Empusa, behemoth Antenora, and towering bosses!

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New Comics & Books for 10/28/20!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

 

 

Featured Comics:

TMNT THE LAST RONIN #1
IDW PUBLISHING
(W/A/CA) Kevin Eastman & Various
It’s the TMNT event of 2020! Springing from the minds of TMNT co-creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird comes an epic like you’ve never seen before! In a future NYC far different than the one we know today, a lone surviving Turtle goes on a seemingly hopeless mission to obtain justice for his fallen family and friends. Kinetic layouts from Eastman, inks from Esau and Isaac Escorza and a thrilling script full of surprises from longtime TMNT scribe Tom Waltz all combine to make this one of the most memorable TMNT stories you will ever read!
Oversized in both format and page count, this is a perennial TMNT tale that can’t be missed!”

 

BATMAN THREE JOKERS #3
DC COMICS
The final chapter of the most terrifying and personal Batman mystery is here!
Still reeling from their last encounter with the three Jokers, Batman, Batgirl, and Red Hood discover the terrible truth about the Three Jokers’ plot. Will the caped crusaders have the strength needed to put an end to the maniacal menaces’ master plan once and for all, or will it be lights out for good? You won’t want to miss the stunning conclusion of Batman: Three Jokers as it completes its trajectory as the ultimate examination of The Joker and his never-ending conflict with Batman.

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HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST AND MORE!


Friday 10/30 and Saturday 10/31 from 11am to 7pm

Show up in full costume and receive 10% OFF your purchase – at THREE different local stores:

  • EMERALD CITY COMICS!
  • MODEL CITIZEN HOBBIES!
  • ANIME FIX!

PLUS – all three stores are hosting a BEST COSTUME contest! The winner at EACH STORE will receive a $50 Gift Certificate!

At Emerald City, each contestant will be photographed on Friday and Saturday. These will be posted in a Facebook photo album, and the EC Team will choose the winner on Sunday 11/1/20. Winner has 2 weeks to claim their prize.

Model Citizen Hobbies
5208 66th St N
St. Petersburg, FL 33709
727-547-8607

Anime Fix
6185 Central Ave
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
727-347-3020

Safety masks and store max capacity / social distancing guidelines still apply at all stores for this event (safety masks may be briefly removed for contest photos).

New Games! 10/22/2020

DISNEY SHADOWED KINGDOM

In the two-player co-operative card game Disney Shadowed Kingdom, you enlist the help of your favorite Disney hero and team up with a friend to dispel the Shadow polluting The Kingdom and journey to discover lost Magic.

Gameplay revolves around silently adding cards face-down to a 2×2 grid in one of two directions, causing cards to be pushed either into the hand of your partner for discovery or out of the grid completely, dispelling them from play. Each card that is discovered features either:

-Magic, which counts toward points needed for victory
-Shadow, which inches you further from your goal
-Locations that are explored, triggering in-game effects

Disney heroes provide special powers that can be activated throughout the course of your journey. To win, max out your Magic Tracker before the Shadow Tracker is full.

 

 


DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS: CURSE OF STRAHD REVAMPED

Bury Yourself in Gothic Horror

Unearth the terror of Ravenloft in this boxed adventure for the world’s greatest roleplaying game.

Under raging storm clouds, the vampire Count Strahd von Zarovich stands silhouetted against the ancient walls of Castle Ravenloft. Rumbling thunder pounds the castle spires. The wind’s howling increases as he turns his gaze down toward the village of Barovia.

Far below, yet not beyond his keen eyesight, a party of adventurers has just entered his domain. Strahd’s face forms the barest hint of a smile as his dark plan unfolds. He knew they were coming, and he knows why they came—all according to his plan.

A lightning flash rips through the darkness, but Strahd is gone. Only the howling of the wind fills the midnight air. The master of Castle Ravenloft is having guests for dinner. And you are invited.

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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 10/23/20

‘Member movie theaters?

I ‘member movie theaters!

Large auditorium where folks go to watch moving pictures.

I kinda miss movie theaters!

No need to worry, I have a feeling that we’ll all be watching flicks at the cinema-torium again before too long.

Flicks about all kinds of things; flicks about love, loss, the human experience!

Flicks about spacemen, and animals who walk and talk like human beings, and biochemists who experiment upon themselves and accidentally become vampires, LIVING VAMPIRES!

Those are the worst kind of vampires you know; the living ones!

Amazing Spider-Man #101, first appearance of Morbius, Fine Minus (5.5), $399.

 

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New Comics & Books for 10/21/20!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

 

 

Featured Comics:

SCUMBAG #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Rick Remender (A) Lewis LaRosa, Moreno DiNisio (CA) Lewis LaRosa
“JAZZ APPLE ARMAGEDDON,” Part One: The fate of the world rests in the hands of the worst person on it!
NEW ONGOING SERIES from the writer of DEADLY CLASS!
RICK REMENDER launches an all-new comedy espionage series, THE SCUMBAG-the story of Ernie Ray Clementine, a profane, illiterate, drug-addicted biker with a fifth-grade education. He’s the only thing standing between us and total Armageddon because this dummy accidentally received a power-imbuing serum, making him the world’s most powerful super spy.
This new ongoing series will feature a murderers’ row of all-star artistic talent rotating each issue. The first issue showcases the stunning work of LEWIS LaROSA, with subsequent chapters and covers by brilliant talents such as ANDREW ROBINSON, ERIC POWELL, TULA LOTAY, WES CRAIG, ROLAND BOSCHI, SIMONE DI MEO, MARGUERITE SAUVAGE, DUNCAN FEGREDO, YANICK PAQUETTE, MIKE McKONE, DAVE JOHNSON, MORENO DINISIO, and many more!

 

VENOM #29
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Donny Cates (A) Luke Ross (CA) Ryan Stegman
“VENOM BEYOND” CONTINUES!
• Eddie Brock and his son, Dylan, are trapped in an unfamiliar world!
• But if there’s one thing Eddie’s good at, it’s making friends, right?

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New Comics & Books for 10/14/20!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

 

 

Featured Comics:

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #50
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Nick Spencer (A/CA) Patrick Gleason
“LAST REMAINS” STARTS HERE!
• THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN reaches another landmark and we’re celebrating Spider-Style!
• Spider-Man just took the beating of his life and we’re just getting started.
• Artist Patrick Gleason is back on AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ushering in the saga that is “LAST REMAINS”!
• Kindred is stepping out on stage for the first time and Spider-Man is not ready for the havoc that Kindred is going to let loose.

 

DARK NIGHTS DEATH METAL #4
Written by: Scott Snyder
Art by: Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion
Cover Art by: Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion
Wonder Woman, Batman, and Superman are trapped in nightmare worlds within the Dark Multiverse! They’ll need to face down their fiercest foes once again if they hope to accomplish their mission and bring back a power capable of stopping the Darkest Knight. But what horrors has he unleased on Earth while they’ve been locked away?!

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New Toys & Collectibles for 10/13/2020!

STAR TREK STARSHIPS FIG MAG #180 BORG CUBE STAR TREK: FIRST
Hero Collector

This incredible collection of Star Trek models includes the most significant ships from the Star Trek TV series. Every ship has been painstakingly recreated in die-cast and high-quality ABS materials, then hand-painted with an incredible level of detail. The collection features a full range of Federation and alien vessels, including seven incarnations of the Enterprise, the major Klingon vessels including the Bird of Prey, and the Dominion, Borg, and Romulan ships.


MORTAL KOMBAT 7IN SCALE WAVE 3
TMP TOYS / MCFARLANE’S TOYS

• 7 inch (17.78cm) scale
• Made of plastic
• Features Baraka and Kitana in their outfits from Mortal Kombat XI
• Designed with Ultra articulation with 22 moving parts
• Figure showcased in Mortal Kombat themed window box packaging

ORVILLE OFFICIAL SHIPS COLLECTION USS ORVILLE ECV-197
Hero Collector

Iconic starships from Seth McFarlane’s hit space adventure series!
Official, highly detailed models in hand-painted die-cast metal!
In-depth profile magazines including concept art and interviews!
The hero ship of the eponymous TV show
A Planetary Union Exploratory-class vessel, helmed by Captain Ed Mercer (Seth McFarlane)
Show-accurate surface detail and design
Measures approximately 5″ long

 

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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 10/9/20

What do we have here?

Two villain first appearances and two girlfriend first appearances.

Gotta watch out for that Molten Man – he’s a “mystifying menace”!

 

Amazing Spider-Man #20, first appearance of Matt Gargan as The Scorpion, Fine Minus (5.5), $499.

 

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New Games! 10/9/2020

SILK

The Imomushi silkworms can live only in the cold peaks of the Akaishi Mountains, and they produce the most delicate and expensive silk in the world. Very few people can withstand the hardships of the lonesome life a shepherd of giant silkworms leads. It is a solitary existence that requires great dedication and strength of character to bear the pressures that stem from competing with the few other shepherds who fight over the scarce but desirable feeding grounds, while keeping the fearsome ookamy at bay.

Silk is a gateway game into area control and worker placement systems. Players have to move their silkworms to the optimal spaces so they can feed on the best grass available, while pushing the other players’ pieces into less desirable feeding grounds. In this game, players roll dice in order to determine which actions they are allowed to perform during their turn. There are six types of actions available: breeding more silkworms, moving the shepherd or their mastiff, building fences or farms, moving the ookami monster around the board, and — most importantly — getting your silkworms to feed. When silkworms feed, they generate a number of silk points, depending on the type of terrain they are standing on at that moment. These points can be used to modify the outcome of a dice roll, all while keeping in mind that the player with the most silk points at the end of the game wins!

 

 


MARVEL HEROCLIX: GALACTUS PREMIUM FIGURE

The Devourer of Worlds draws near! As Galactus’ hunger grows, his next target is revealed: the HeroClix tabletop! This Premium Colossal Figure has been specially sculpted with detail pushed beyond anything ever seen in HeroClix. At more than a foot tall, Galactus comes alive to tower over the tabletop and includes an alternate helmetless head to display.

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EC BOOK CLUB – SANDMAN TP VOL 03 DREAM COUNTRY


Wednesday, November 4th 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 (or by remote conference on Zoom during the COVID-19 crisis), 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!

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Emerald City is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: EC Book Club – November 4th (part 1)
Time: Nov 4, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
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*** Part two of the meeting:

Emerald City is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: EC Book Club – November 4th (part 2)
Time: Nov 4, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 727 3961 3192
Passcode: ecbc

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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).

You can purchase the discounted book in-store or online: https://shop.emeraldcitycomics.com/collections/ec-book-club-selection

This month’s featured book is…

SANDMAN TP VOL 03 DREAM COUNTRY
DC COMICS
(W) Neil Gaiman (A) Kelley Jones & Various (CA) Dave McKean
In each of these four unrelated stories, meet the mother of Morpheus’ son, learn what cats dream about, and discover the true origin behind Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in a story that won a World Fantasy Award for best short story.

New Comics & Books for 10/7/20!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

 

 

Featured Comics:

BATMAN #100
Written by: James Tynion IV
Art by: Jorge Jimenez, Various
Cover Art by: Francesco Mattina
“The Joker War” comes to a city-shattering conclusion as Batman battles The Joker in a brutal, no-holds-barred duel! This is a fight 80 years in the making, and its outcome won’t just change Batman’s life—it will change Gotham City for years to come! Plus, catch the first glimpse of the new villain known as Ghost-Maker! And after the senses-shattering conclusion of “The Joker War” come a pair of short stories that will chart what’s to come in Gotham City and Batman. Don’t miss the first showdown between Batman and Clownhunter!

 

WALKING DEAD DELUXE #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Robert Kirkman (A) Tony Moore, Dave McCaig (CA) David Finch, Dave McCaig
Read it again! It’s time to revisit the historic independent series that took the entertainment world by storm 17 years ago! Follow Rick Grimes’s journey again, from the very beginning, but this time in STUNNING FULL COLOR by the masterful DAVE McCAIG.
This deluxe version will feature a memorable array of variant covers commemorating major character introductions and the series’ most memorable twists and turns. Each issue will include a new installment of “The Cutting Room Floor,” featuring ROBERT KIRKMAN’s original handwritten plots along with commentary on abandoned storylines and things that may have changed along the way. This deluxe, definitive presentation of the story in full color will NOT be collected any time soon, so these single issues will be the only way to experience this.

 

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Recommendations for New Books & Comics expected DECEMBER 2020!

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 add these books, comics, and/or series to your in-store subscription!

Don’t have a subscription? It’s easy – sign up for at least three monthly comic book series, and stop by at least once a month to purchase them! Fill out a subscription form next time you’re at EC!

From the Previews Catalog #385, OCTOBER 2020 (for books arriving mainly in DECEMBER 2020)…

https://www.previewsworld.com/catalog
http://emeraldcitycomics.com/dc-connect

 

To kick off our recommendations, here’s one of the BEST new comics we’ve read in a long time!!!

 

THAT TEXAS BLOOD TP VOL 01
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Chris Condon (A/CA) Jacob Phillips
Sheriff Joe Bob Coates questions his effectiveness as the aging lawman of Ambrose County, Texas, as chaos descends following an explosive highway confrontation and the mysterious death of local rogue Travis Terrill.
Michael Lark (LAZARUS, Daredevil) calls the series “The best damn comic I’ve read in years.” Collects THAT TEXAS BLOOD #1-6.

Seriously, folks – the amazing Michael Lark isn’t kidding here! Check out a review from our friends at Monkeys Fighting Robots:
https://monkeysfightingrobots.co/review-that-texas-blood-1-crushes-you-with-dread

 

 

RECKLESS HC
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Ed Brubaker (A) Sean Phillips, Jacob Phillips (CA) Sean Phillips
“Sex, drugs, and murder in 1980s Los Angeles… And the best new twist on paperback pulp heroes since The Punisher or Jack Reacher.
Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, the modern masters of crime noir, bring us the last thing anyone expected from them – a good guy. In a bold new series of original graphic novels, with three books releasing over the next year, each a full-length story that stands on its own.
Meet Ethan Reckless: Your trouble is his business, for the right price. But when a fugitive from his student radical days reaches out for help, Ethan must face the only thing he fears… his own past.
“Imagine Redford at his peak, ambling through sun-drenched, eighties L.A. in a serpentine plot that is equal parts Long Goodbye and Point Break. No one does crime fic like Brubaker and Phillips and their collaboration has never felt more new. Explosive. Vital. And yes… reckless. I love this book.”
– Damon Lindelof (Lost, HBO’s Watchmen)
“Reckless is an absolute rush: on the same level as golden age Travis McGee novels and the hardest-hitting Richard Stark stories. This one comes at you as fast as Steve McQueen in a souped-up Mustang and as hard as Charles Bronson with a baseball bat. You gotta have it.””
– Joe Hill (Locke & Key, N0S4A2)

 

 

STRANGE ACADEMY GN TP FIRST CLASS
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Skottie Young (A/CA) Humberto Ramos
The Marvel Universe’s first school for sorcerers throws open its doors! The world has mysteriously changed in such an alarming way that Doctor Strange has finally done what he has avoided for decades and established an academy for the mystic arts! Young people from around the world with an aptitude for magic are brought together in New Orleans to study under Stephen Strange, Brother Voodoo, the Ancient One, the Scarlet Witch, Magik, Daimon Hellstrom and all your favorite Marvel mages. From mindful Mindless Ones to pan-dimensional games of tag, the Strange Academy is definitely living up to its name. But the students’ first field trip lights a fuse that is going to blow up in a big way! School’s in session – and it’s going to be spellbinding! Collecting STRANGE ACADEMY #1-6.

 

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SIGNING: JASON FAUNT – RED POWER RANGER!

Saturday, November 7th from 11am to 2pm!

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, please wear a face mask and maintain a 6-foot distance from other Guests – both inside the store and outside in line.

Depending on how many Guests are in the store, we may ask new Guests to wait outside until the store is less full.

Thank you for helping us keep everyone healthy and safe!

Meet Red Power Ranger JASON FAUNT!**

Jason will have an assortment of autographs and merchandise with him to sign. Much of the merchandise that Jason will have for sale can be viewed at JasonFaunt.com: https://www.jasonfaunt.com/Merchandise

Autographs are $40, and an autograph / selfie combo is $60.

Jason Faunt grew up in a small town outside of Chicago called McHenry, Illinois. After years of pursuing a baseball career in both college and professionally, he gave it up and moved to Los Angeles in 1997 to become an actor.

After years of acting class and smaller projects, he booked roles in the soap operas ‘Passions’ and ‘Port Charles.’ Later that same year, he landed the iconic role of the red ranger in ‘Power Rangers Time Force’ where he played the dual role of both Alex and Wes.

A couple of years later, he then landed the role as the motion capture actor for Leon Kennedy in the immensely popular ‘Resident Evil’ franchise.

After many roles in both TV and Film, Jason has returned to Power Rangers 4 different times to reprise his role as Wes. He still considers that role his most coveted and favorite part to play. He resides in Orange County, California with daughters Keira and Makayla.

** Scheduled to appear; times and details subject to change without notice. See EC’s Facebook Page, or contact the store for updates.

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 10/2/20

Treasury Edition crossovers!

For those who may be unfamiliar, these here are BIG comics – “big” in terms of physical dimensions, not “big” in the figurative sense.

“Big” as in larger than ordinary comics, not “big” as in “bigger than sliced bread” big.

Although if you find these comics to be “big” in the figurative sense as well as the literal sense, then I couldn’t agree with you more.

Superman versus Muhammad Ali!

How could you get any “bigger” than that?!

All-New Collectors Edition #56, Superman versus Muhammad Ali, Very Fine Minus (7.5), $199.

 

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New Games! 10/2/2020

MY CITY

My City is a competitive legacy game in which you develop a city on your own playing board through the ages.

The game consists of 24 episodes, beginning with the development of a city in its early preindustrial stages and progressing through industrialization. During each game, players customize their experience by adding elements to their personal boards and adding cards to the game. Players’ choices and action made during one session of gameplay carry over into the next session, creating a personalized gaming experience.

For players who do not want to experience My City as a legacy game, a double-sided game board offers an alternate set-up for repeatable play (some elements from the legacy experience are needed for the repeatable play game, players can unlock these elements by playing through the first 4 episodes).

 


SUPER-SKILL PINBALL: 4-CADE

In Super-Skill Pinball: 4-Cade, Geoff Engelstein brings the arcade classic to the tabletop with art, atmosphere, and roll-and-write mechanisms.

Choose one of the four unique tables and matching backglass for scorekeeping, then roll a shared pair of dice and get the pinballs rolling! You’ll select one of the two die results, then move your pinball to a bumper or spinner, or target one level below with a matching number. Once you reach the lowest level, pick which flipper’s roll to use to send the ball right back to the top. Play well, and you’ll unlock bonuses like multiball, score multipliers, and more to help you get the high score!

The 4-Cade comes with four different tables, each with its own unique art and challenges. In “Carniball”, the intro table, you shoot ducks, pop balloons, and ring the bell in the test of strength! In “Cyberhack”, steal data from an evil corporation and earn Hacks to help you when you activate the RUN mini-game. In “Dance Fever”, return to the 1970s with lots of spinner action as you try to manage the main playfield and a mini-pin at the same time. In “Dragon Slayer”, take on the role of a young wizard and defeat enemies for big bonuses; hit drop targets to level up, and learn new spells that let you manipulate the dice and trigger bonuses like multiball.

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New Comics & Books for 9/30/20!!!

Click here for the full list of new releases!

 

Featured Comics:

BATMAN THREE JOKERS #2
Written by: Geoff Johns
Art by: Jason Fabok
Cover Art by: Jason Fabok
Pages: 48
As Batman and Batgirl follow an unexpected thread linking the three Jokers with someone from the Dark Knight’s past, Red Hood dives headfirst into trouble and finds himself struggling to stay afloat without the aid of his allies.
Batman: Three Jokers continues its trajectory as the ultimate examination of The Joker and his never-ending conflict with Batman. Prepare yourselves for the second chapter of one of the most terrifying and personal mysteries Batman has ever faced!

 

SHANG-CHI #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Gene Luen Yang (A) Dike Ruan, Philip Tan (CA) Jim Cheung
THE MASTER RETURNS! An ancient and evil secret society has stayed in hiding since the death of their leader, Zheng Zhu. But now his successor has been chosen to shift the balance of power in the world…Zheng Zhu’s son, Shang-Chi! Witness the Marvel Universe’s greatest fighter return to a world of death and destruction he thought he left behind long ago…and discover the secrets to Shang-Chi’s past that will change his world forever.
Don’t miss out on this epic tale of family, betrayal and justice as the incredible team of Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese), Dike Ruan (SPIDER-VERSE, BLACK CAT) and Philip Tan (UNCANNY X-MEN) launch a new chapter in the legend of Shang-Chi!

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COVID-19 update 9/28/2020!

Though Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Friday 9/25/20 that the state was moving to “Phase 3” reopening from the coronavirus pandemic (primarily concerning restrictions on restaurants and bars), Pinellas County has confirmed that our COVID-19 ordinance is still in effect:

“Executive Order 20-244, signed Friday by Governor DeSantis, does not impact the local ordinance Pinellas County adopted, including the face covering requirement for indoor facilities…. While the governor’s order suspends the collection of fines and penalties associated with COVID-19 enforced upon individuals, it does not restrict counties and municipalities from enforcing rules on businesses.”

What does that mean for you and Emerald City? Essentially, no changes from the order that went into effect on June 24th:

  • You must wear a face covering while in most indoor public places within Pinellas County (see the following link for various exceptions), unless you are strictly adhering to 6’ social distancing and there are 10 or fewer people in the location who are also maintaining social distancing.
  • If a person is under age 18, that person’s use of a face covering is left to the discretion of that person’s parent, guardian or an accompanying adult.
  • The EC Team must wear a face covering while on the sales floor.

https://go.activecalendar.com/pinellascounty/site/pressrelease/event/countys-covid-19-ordinance-remains-in-effect

Thank you for helping us keep each other healthy and safe!