Dungeons & Dragons Meetup is Saturday, July 30th!

dnd event

Saturday, July 30th from 1pm to 4pm

We’re thrilled to announce that we are forming a new Dungeons & Dragons group to meet and play D&D on a regular basis!!! This is a meetup for those of you who are interested in playing DUNGEONS & DRAGONS fifth edition!

ALL ARE WELCOME to join our Saturday meetup to get to know one another, discuss and create characters, and prepare for the adventure!

If you are not experienced in D&D (or haven’t played in a long time), this is a great time to ask questions and learn more about playing strategies and rules that are less familiar to you!

The meetup will take place in our Event Room, and is a great time to get back into the game!!!

Vote for Creative Loafing’s BEST OF THE BAY!!!

best of the bay

We just voted for Creative Loafing’s Best of the Bay … and we hope YOU will, too!!! Voting is open through August 16th!

If you were so inclined, you COULD vote for Emerald City under the following categories:

Best Store Staff
Best Comics Shop
Best Customer Service

Cast your vote here:
http://www.cltampa.com/botb

THANK YOU for inspiring us to be our best! We appreciate your support!!!

STAR TREK PANIC Game Demonstration is Sunday, July 31st!

 

star trek panic

STAR TREK PANIC Game Demonstration!
Sunday, July 31st from noon to 5pm

Double Exposure, Inc. Envoy and Emerald City present a Stark Trek Panic game demonstration!

Herald Bill Eastman will be with us once again to demonstrate the game. He will be teaching new players how to play the game and to show off to the public all the fantastic components that make up this excellent game!

Here’s some info about the game:

Star Trek Panic is a cooperative light strategy game based on Castle Panic that challenges players to defend the U.S.S. Enterprise from enemy attacks.

In addition, the game features mission cards that have unique challenges based on the original Star Trek series as well as character cards so that players can assume the roles of Star Trek icons like Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock.

Here’s a link to the BoardGameGeek page for the game:
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/193737/star-trek-panic

And here’s the page from USAopoly:
http://usaopoly.com/games/star-trek-panic

Warmachine and Hordes Casual Play is Saturday, July 30th!

 

warmachine hordes

Saturday, July 30th from noon to 5pm

Emerald City presents Warmachine and Hordes miniatures games in a casual play environment!

Our games guru and merchant, Dennis, will be on hand along with other friends of EC! They will be teaching Warmachine and Hordes to all new players!

Some basic info of the games:

Warmachine –steam-powered miniatures combat– is a table-top miniatures game published by Privateer Press. Players take on the role of an elite soldier-sorcerer known as a warcaster. While a warcaster and his army is a formidable force on the battlefield, a warcaster’s true strength is in their ability to magically control and coordinate the actions of their mighty warjacks steam-powered combat automatons that represent the pinnacle of military might in the Iron Kingdoms.

Hordes can be viewed as either an expansion to Warmachine, or a totally separate game using the same system. Either way, it contains four new factions and is based on the same system. It is 100% compatible with Warmachine. Rather than the steampunk theme of Warmachine, Hordes focuses on the more primitive tribal powers: Trollblood, Skorne, Legion of Everblight, Circle Orboros, Farrow (pig-men) and Gatormen. They wage war with great warbeasts in place of warjacks and, instead of warcasters, have warlocks that draw power from their beasts.

Here’s a link to the BoardGameGeek page for the games:
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/4741/warmachine
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/19679/hordes

And here’s the page from Privateer Press:
http://www.allnewwar.com/

And a gameplay tutorial from Privateer Press:
http://privateerpress.com/privateer-press-prime-video-channel/warmachine-gameplay-tutorial

Star Trek Beyond Give-Away & Raffle is Wednesday, July 27th!

 

star trek beyond raffle

The latest Star Trek epic, “Star Trek Beyond” is in theaters now, and EC helps get you ready to beam aboard with our Wednesday Give-Away & Raffle!!!

Join us on Wed., July 27th, when the FIRST 30 GUESTS at 11am and 7pm will receive a FREE STAR TREK 50TH ANNIVERSARY FAUX 50-DOLLAR BILL!!!

Plus, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY, can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* a “STAR TREK BEYOND” FAN PACK!!!

The Fan Pack includes
1 Star Trek Beyond Baseball Cap,
1 Star Trek Beyond IMAX Marathon Poster,
1 Star Trek Beyond Lanyard,
1 STB Starfleet Federation Patch,
1 Captain’s Shirt Bottle Coozie, and
1 pair of Star Trek Beyond Ear Buds!!!

All winners will be called on Thursday, July 28th!!!

* 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.)

Pokemon GO @ EC! “Happy Hours” & Community Events

pokemon go

EC is your place to play Pokémon GO!!! We are an official PokéStop, and you can play here at any time!!!

However, to make things even more fun, EC is hosting EC POKEMON HAPPY HOURS every TUESDAY and THURSDAY from 6:30-8:30pm until further notice!!!

During these events, we will have Lures set up for you to capture Pokemon characters and have fun with fellow gamers!!!

Also during each Happy Hour, you can SAVE 10% ON ALL SNACKS & SODAS!!!

Plus, until further notice, we’ll be having EC POKEMON GO COMMUNITY EVENTS EVERY SATURDAY & SUNDAY!!!

Each Community Event will feature Lures to enhance your playing, and will take place each Saturday from 3:30-5:30pm & Sunday 4-6pm!!!

In case you don’t know, a Lure will attract Pokemon to a PokeStop for a set period of time. It is worth noting that the item will have an effect for EVERYONE playing the game who is in proximity of that PokeStop. Since EC is a stop within the game, we are able to provide the Lures to help everyone grow their collections and memories they make through the game and in real life!!!

All you have to do is come hang out at Emerald City Comics during the times provided and you will have increased chances to catch new Pokemon!!!

Since its launch, the game Pokemon GO has helped many people from all walks of life come together and make new memories and experiences in the real world. The game encourages everyone to get out, see the world, and meet new people along the way. We at EC love this idea and are glad that we were chosen to be a PokeStop, and it is our hopes that you will join us and come hang out in a safe environment where you can meet other people playing the game and make some of those memories and friends with us!!!

Learn to Play @ EC! Wednesdays in July & August

learn to play

No one gets you into the game like EC!!! We know how scary it can be to venture into gaming if you’ve never done it before – you may not know the people you’re playing with, you’re not sure exactly what you’re doing, you’re afraid others will get frustrated or mad at you, etc.

EC feels your pain and has come to your rescue with our GAMING 101 SERIES!!!

This is a series of quick-and-easy lessons on how to play some of the most popular games, in an environment where you can learn one-on-one, ask questions, go over complex moves and concepts, and practice until you are comfortable joining a group and playing for real!!!

This series is being sponsored by All Things Nerdy, who will also meet at EC on Wednesdays, allowing you to graduate into a group of friendly, welcoming gamers, who will help you increase your skills, while you’re having fun!!!

There are NO DUES, NO ENTRY FEES, NOTHING TO BRING, just show up ready to learn, and ready to have fun!!!

Learn the game from 6pm to 7pm, then PLAY the game from 7pm to 9pm!

JULY / AUGUST SCHEDULE
(Subject to change.)

July 27th – BETRAYAL AT HOUSE ON THE HILL 6-7p class; open group play!
Aug.  7th – SMASH UP! 6-7p class; 7-9p open group play!
Aug. 10th – CASH ‘N GUNS! 6-7 class; 7-9p open group play!
Aug. 17th – TICKET TO RIDE! 6-7p class; 7-9p open group play!

Keep checking our events schedule for future Learn to Play nights:
http://emeraldcitycomics.com/events

 

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 7/22/16

Justin Wallner is the Back Issues Merchant at EC, and each week he likes to “jabber” about the new key back issues we’ve received! Here’s his latest report:

I dig Copper Age comics. The Copper Age of comics includes comics published from the mid 1980’s through the early 1990’s. Pretty short Age, eh? Most people who are into comics have heard of the Gold, Silver, and even Bronze Age of comics, but Copper Age is a relatively new term; there isn’t even a Wikipedia page for it; they include it in the “Modern Age.”

From a personal standpoint, the Copper Age is when I first started reading and collecting comics, and people my age tend to look back at this era with the same fondness that people who’re our parents’ age exhibit for the Silver Age.

From a comic collecting standpoint, I love Copper Age books because they can still be had for a price that makes them affordable to everyone, not just the hardcore collectors with deep pockets. If you want a Copper Age key you can shell out four figures for a graded 9.8, or you can buy a raggedy old reader copy for $10. That’s quite a range there, a nice wide spectrum.

Don’t get me wrong, collecting Silver Age and older is great fun, but it’s not exactly a hobby for the masses anymore. Collecting Copper Age, now that’s truly for the proletarian — collectible comics for the working man. Take the following books for instance — these ones here are in nice shape and they’ll cost you less than a trip to Taco Bell.

 

asm 344
Amazing Spider-Man #344, first appearance of Cletus Kasady (Carnage), Very Fine/Near Mint (9.0) condition, $15.

 

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What If Volume 2 #49, What If Silver Surfer Possessed the Infinity Gauntlet?, Very Fine Minus (7.5) condition, $15.

 

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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #1 2nd print, Very Fine/Fine (7.0), $25.

 

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Hellblazer #1, Very Fine Minus (7.5) condition, $20.

 

And just think, at these prices you won’t mind taking them out of the bag and board and actually READING them. Novel idea, no?

 

(Please note that the digital samples shown are for clear image references only, and are NOT the actual books being offered for sale. Please call us at 727-398-2665 for condition, availability, or any other questions about the books!)

We have a lot more where those came from on our two — count em’ TWO — vintage comics walls! So stop in for a nostalgic treat, or check out our online shop for select vintage comics:
http://goo.gl/06UOhI

New Toys & Collectibles! 7/22/16

BATMAN STATUEROBIN STATUE
BATMAN BLACK & WHITE STATUE BATMAN, ROBIN BY INFANTINO
DC COMICS
BASED ON ARTWORK CREATED BY CARMINE INFANTINO
SCULPTED BY TIM BRUCKNER
The distinctive style of legendary artist Carmine Infantino, top Batman illustrator of the 1960s, comes to life with these iconic statues of The Dynamic Duo!
Limited Edition of 5,200
BATMAN – Measures Approximately 6.25″ Tall
ROBIN – Measures Approximately 6″ Tall

 

DC BOMBSHELLS MAGNETS
DC BOMBSHELLS 48 PIECE MAGNETS
ATA BOY
You can slap posters & portraits featuring Ant Lucia’s stunning renditions of DC Comics’ lovely, and occasionally larcenous, ladies with these full-color, 3 1/2″ high x 2 1/2″ wide magnets. Collect all 15!

 

HARLEY PENNANT
DC BOMBSHELLS HARLEY QUINN PENNANT
CRYPTOZOIC ENTERTAINMENT
* Based on the pinup-style artwork of Ant Lucia
* Retro-inspired pennant
* 12″ x 30″
* Premium soft fabric
* Great for home or office

 

TARDIS
DOCTOR WHO 10TH DR TARDIS 1/6 SCALE DIORAMA
BIG CHIEF STUDIOS LTD.
From BIG Chief Studios. BIG Chief Studios are proud to announce the Tenth Doctor’s TARDIS, the second in the series of the Doctor Who 1:6-Scale Diorama Environments. With its ability to travel in space and time, and on occasion to other dimensions, the most remarkable characteristic of the TARDIS is that its interior is much larger than it appears from the outside.  This release is the most accurate scaled reproduction of the Tenth Doctor’s TARDIS to date. BIG Chief’s artists studied all available reference and were given access to the actual shooting prop to ensure that our TARDIS is the most exact replica in every detail. Produced in sturdy, heavy weight polystone, the TARDIS has an internal illumination system, a multi-function light-up lantern, an opening door and series 2 to 4 control room backdrops. The rooftop is removable to access the battery compartment. Measures approximately 20″ tall by 10″ wide.

 

FRAZETTA STATUE
FRAZETTA DEATH DEALER 1/6 SCALE ACTION FIGURE
EXECUTIVE REPLICAS INC.
A massive 50-foot wall of stone and wrought iron that separated a land of evil and the unholy was constructed by an ancient civilization thousands of years ago. An ancient tribe spoke of a demonic figure that lived among the dead. He was called The Death Dealer. He had eyes of fire, and was the embodiment of darkness. During the time of the Norsemen, around 1200 CE, the Death Dealer rode atop a large, black horse, and would execute any who visited this place with one fell swoop of his axe. The Death Dealer stands enormous, draped with a chain-link skirt, a dark cloak, and a horned helmet. Officially licensed and Authorized by Frazetta Jr. Enterprises, LLC, this figure of the Death Dealer comes with: an armed head, a Phicen first generation seamless male body with metal armature for 1:6 figure and 2 pairs of interchangeable hands (bare & gloved). The costume includes a cravat, shoulder strap, cape, breastplate with toothed accessories, black sleeveless robe, briefs, shoulder & wrist guards, midsection armor skull plate & belt, lower leg guards, a chainmail-like leg shirt with thigh guards attached and a battle footwear with spurs. Accessories include a battle sword & sheath, a machete and a shield. Comes with a base & stand in 4-color packaging.

 

SUICIDE SQUAD BUTTONS
SUICIDE SQUAD BUTTON 4 PK SET
ATA BOY
Add some supercriminal style to your wardrobe with these four-packs of buttons starring the players of the action-packed movie. Sixteen full-color, 1-1/4″ buttons in all!

 

New Games! 7/22/16

 

EldritchMoon

MAGIC THE GATHERING: ELDRITCH MOON
The last protections over Innistrad have faded. Ancient powers reach forth to corrupt the plane, and now Innistrad’s fate rests in the hands of unlikely allies…
The second set in the Shadows over Innistrad block, this 205-card expansion for Magic: The Gathering is introduced in Booster Packs, Intro Packs, and Fat Packs.

 

TyrantsoftheUnderdark
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: TYRANTS OF THE UNDERDARK
Designed by the Origins Award-winning Lords of Waterdeep duo of Peter Lee and Rodney Thompson, Tyrants of the Underdark pits players against each other in a battle to win territory in the tumultuous Underdark. In Tyrants of the Underdark, players take on the role of the head of a drow house, recruiting monsters, cultists, and demons to aid them, while using power and influence to infiltrate enemy strongholds and assassinate enemy troops as they vie for control of various areas of the Underdark including Menzoberranzan and Blingdenstone.

 

BeyondBakerStreet
BEYOND BAKER STREET
Another criminal is on the run, and Sherlock Holmes has a lead! He`ll have the culprit behind bars in no time unless you beat him at his own game! With the help of your associates, gather evidence, follow the clues, and use your power of deduction to solve the case before the great Sherlock Holmes! After all, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth!

 

Aquarium
AQUARIUM
Give a fish to a man, he will eat for a day. But, teach a man to bargain, and he`ll get as many fish as he wants! In Aquarium, players need to buy matching fish to collect points – but, at what cost? Cross your fingers while competitors change your offer, add new fish, swap others, or even double their value! Build your own aquarium with colorful fish to score the most points…that is, if you can keep them alive until the end of the game!

 

Stowaway52
STOWAWAY 52
A Play-Your-Path Game! You`ve snuck aboard an alien ship that`s about to attack Earth – and it`s up to you to stop it! Set a course for sabotage with this unique Cardventure – an interactive story that puts `you` at the controls. Do you reprogram the flight computer, or destroy the engine room? Do you grab that key card, or head for the escape pods? Choose wisely – your fate depends on the path you pick!

 

MysticVale
MYSTIC VALE
A curse has been placed on the Valley of Life! Hearing the spirits of nature cry out for aid, clans of druids have arrived, determined to use their blessings to heal the land and rescue the spirits. It will require courage – and also caution – as the curse can overwhelm the careless who wield too much power!

 

New Comics & Books for 7/20/16!

 

Click here for new releases!

http://emeraldcitycomics.com/new-releases

 

 

Featured Comic Books:

 

HELLBLAZER REBIRTH
HELLBLAZER REBIRTH #1
DC COMICS
(W) Simon Oliver (A/CA) Moritat
John Constantine’s lost weekend in New York City was fun, but London’s where his heart is-only a pissed-off demon and a curse on his soul stand in his way. Even Constantine’s questionable ethics are pushed to the limit when he puts eight million souls on the line to get what he wants….

 

BATGIRL BIRDS OF PREY 1
BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY REBIRTH #1
DC COMICS
(W) Shawna Benson, Julie Benson (A) Claire Roe (CA) Yanick Paquette
“WHO IS ORACLE” Chapter One: Batgirl and Black Canary are together again, working a case that strikes right at the heart of their partnership! Someone’s uncovered the greatest secret Barbara Gordon ever kept: her time as Oracle, the most powerful hacker on the planet. And not only do they know her secret, they’re using her name to sell dangerous information to criminals! Now one of those deals has brought some major heat to Gotham City…Helena Bertinelli is out of Spyral, wearing the hood of the Huntress, and making mafia blood run in the streets! Everything you thought was hidden will be revealed if the Oracle has their way…

 

DEADPOOL AND MERCS 1
DEADPOOL AND MERCS FOR MONEY #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Iban Coello
Deadpool is one of the best mercenaries on the planet. He may even be a passable Avenger-jury’s still out. But one thing’s for sure-Deadpool is a terrible team leader. Think we’re lying? Ask the Mercs for Money! Deadpool’s taken on a new high-paying mission to take out radioactive super villains…and his Mercs aren’t nearly as immune to radiation as his healing-factored heinie is. Deadpool veteran Cullen Bunn brings us mo’ mercs, mo’ money and naturally, mo’ problems.
Parental Advisory

 

SNOTGIRL 1
SNOTGIRL #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Bryan Lee O’Malley (A/CA) Leslie Hung
WHO IS LOTTIE PERSON? Is she a gorgeous, fun-loving social media star with a perfect life or a gross, allergy-ridden mess? Enter a world of snot, blood, and tears in this new ongoing series from New York Times Best Seller BRYAN LEE O’MALLEY (Scott Pilgrim) and dazzling newcomer LESLIE HUNG!

 

FAITH 1
FAITH (ONGOING) #1
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
(W) Jody Houser (A) Pere Perez & Various (CA) Kevin Wada
AN ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES! Because you demanded it… the high-flying hero that captured the imagination of the world is back with a colossal new comics milestone!
In a city under siege by robots, aliens, monsters and even worse… celebrities, there is only one woman the people of Los Angeles can count on: the stratospheric superhero called Faith! Aspiring reporter by day and dedicated crime-fighter by night, Faith has tackled every obstacle in her path with confidence – like those crushing deadlines at work, the long-distance boyfriend half a world away, and the missing back issues that plague her comics collection! But, unbeknownst to her, Faith is about to collide with the one force she never saw coming: an up-and-coming super-villain bent on snuffing her out once and for all! But who is lurking behind the mask of her new foe…and could they just be the one person capable of rendering Faith powerless?
Jump on board now to find out why Valiant’s one-of-a-kind hero is inspiring a whole new generation! Be here as FAITH moves from her sold-out mini-series…and into the history-making debut of her first-ever ongoing series!

 

BLACK HAMMER 1
BLACK HAMMER #1
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Dean Ormston
A new story from the prodigious brain of Jeff Lemire (Descender), amazingly realized by Dean Ormston (The Sandman) and Dave Stewart (Hellboy)!
Once they were heroes, but that age has long since passed. Banished from existence by a multiversal crisis, the old champions of Spiral City-Abraham Slam, Golden Gail, Colonel Weird, Madame Dragonfly, and Barbalien-now lead simple lives in a timeless farming town. Even as they try to find their way home, trouble has a unique way of finding heroes wherever they are!

 

BETTY AND VERONICA 1
BETTY & VERONICA #1
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
(W/A/CA) Adam Hughes
It’s Betty vs. Veronica! The most highly-anticipated debut in comics history is here! Betty and Veronica are America’s sweethearts – until they turn on each other! Pops’ Chocklit Shoppe is being taken over by a huge coffee company. When Betty and Veronica go head-to-head over the issue, all bets are off! Friendships will shatter. Cities will burn. Nails will be broken. Betty and Veronica are back in this all-new #1 from comics legend Adam Hughes (Wonder Woman, Catwoman, Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan)!

 

AVATAREX
GRANT MORRISONS AVATAREX #1
GRAPHIC INDIA PTE. LTD
(W) Grant Morrison (A/CA) Jeevan Kang
Created and written by legendary icon, Grant Morrison, comes his newest hero Avatarex. In Avatarex, the epic world of living myth collides with the mundane realities and cultural upheavals of contemporary India. What happens when an all-powerful super-being awakens to fight the Last War of the Age – only to discover he’s been sent too early for the End Days and must somehow learn to exist in a world that’s too small and too frail to survive his presence? How does humanity react to the challenges of such a paragon in our midst? Will Avatarex raise us to his level – or will we drag him down to ours? Can the embodiment of our highest aspirations exist side-by-side with our all-too human failings or will the gulf between what we wish we could be and what we are destroy us?

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

OVERSTREET 46
OVERSTREET COMIC BK PG HC VOL 46
GEMSTONE PUBLISHING
(W) Robert M. Overstreet (A) Various (CA) Amanda Conner
Each year when The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide arrives with new prices, new feature articles, new additions to the Overstreet Hall of Fame, and more, it’s an annual event, and this year will be no different. The book referred to as “The Bible of collectors and dealers” returns with its 46th edition, including market reports from top retailers and experienced fans. Harley Quinn, Power Girl, Supergirl, and Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre artist Amanda Conner provides the cover. The comic book medium is making history, and history starts right here!

 

CLOUD HC
CLOUD ORIGINAL GN HC
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) K. I. Zachopoulos (A/CA) Vincenzo Balzano
What’s to Love: From Archaia, the publisher of fine fantasy stories like Mouse Guard and Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand, comes a grand adventure story filled with unexpected allies and enemies alike. The Cloud is an original graphic novel that beautifully examines themes of strength, bravery, love, and loss. Fans of Kazu Kibuishi’s Amulet or the beloved children’s fantasy The Never Ending Story will delight in The Cloud.
What It Is: “What is a wish?” That is the question the boy must answer for himself as he and his loyal wolf, Cloud, embark on a grand voyage to find the boy’s father and return the wish that was stolen from him. The Cloud is a beautiful, and at times, heartbreaking journey of a reluctant hero forced to outwit a cast of colorful characters: a thieving girl, bizarre creatures from the Great Before, and the Mad King. It’s a quest of self-discovery where the boy will learn that not all wishes can or should come true.

 

HIP HOP FAMILY TREE 4
HIP HOP FAMILY TREE GN VOL 04 1984-1985
FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
(W/A/CA) Ed Piskor
Book 4 of the best-selling series showcases the rise of Def Jam records, the birth of Dr. Dre’s career and introduces up-starts such as Will Smith, Salt N Pepa, Rakim, and Biz Markie. Hollywood also begins to take notice, releasing films like Breakin’, Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo, Beat Street, Krush Groove and more, all highlighted within this jam packed edition.

 

HUCK TP
HUCK TP
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Mark Millar (A/CA) Rafael Albuquerque
In a quiet seaside town, a gas station clerk named Huck secretly uses his special gifts to do a good deed each day. When his story leaks, a media firestorm erupts, bringing him uninvited fame. As pieces of Huck’s past begin to resurface, it’s no longer clear who his friends are-or whose lives may be in danger.
Collects HUCK #1-6

 

OBI WAN AND ANKAKIN TP
STAR WARS OBI-WAN AND ANAKIN TP
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Charles Soule (A/CA) Marco Checchetto
Before their military heroism in the Clone Wars, before their tragic battle on Mustafar and many decades before their final confrontation on the Death Star, they were Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and his young Padawan, Anakin Skywalker. Now join them a few years into Anakin’s, “chosen one” training. Teacher and student have grown closer over time, but it’s been a difficult road. And things aren’t about to get any easier. In fact, when they’re called to a remote planet for assistance, the pair may be pushed to their breaking point. As they find themselves stranded on a strange world of primitive technology and deadly natives, will they be able to save themselves? When war breaks out around them, master and apprentice will find themselves on opposite sides! Collecting OBI-WAN AND ANAKIN #1-5.
Rated T

 

Pokemon GO events coming up!

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POKEMON GO HAPPY HOUR 7/21/16!
Thursday, July 21st from 6:30-8:30

Join us for Pokemon GO “Happy Hour” @ Emerald City Comics!!!

During this event, we will have Lures set up for you to capture Pokemon characters and have fun with fellow gamers!!!

You’ll also SAVE 10% on ALL SODAS & SNACKS from 6-9pm!!!

In case you don’t know, a Lure will attract Pokemon to a PokeStop for a set period of time. It is worth noting that the item will have an effect for EVERYONE playing the game who is in proximity of that PokeStop. Since EC is a stop within the game, we are able to provide the lures to help everyone grow their collections and memories they make through the game and in real life!!!

All you have to do is come hang out at Emerald City Comics during the times provided and you will have increased chances to catch new Pokemon!!!

Since its launch, the game Pokemon GO has helped many people from all walks of life come together and make new memories and experiences in the real world. The game encourages everyone to get out, see the world, and meet new people along the way. We at EC love this idea and are glad that we were chosen to be a PokeStop, and it is our hopes that you will join us and come hang out in a safe environment where you can meet other people playing the game and make some of those memories and friends with us!!!

 

 

POKEMON GO COMMUNITY EVENT!
Saturday, July 23rd from 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Pokémon fans rejoice!!! In addition to our GHOSTBUSTERS DAY event, your friends at EC will be providing 2 SOLID HOURS of Lures for the game Pokemon-Go!!!

 

 

POKEMON GO COMMUNITY EVENT!
Sunday, July 24th from 4pm to 6pm

Pokemon-Go fans rejoice!!! In addition to our POKEMON YOUTH LEAGUE, your friends at EC will be providing 2 SOLID HOURS of Lures for the game Pokemon GO!!!

 

To get all the latest Pokemon Go Happy Hour updates and event details, join our public group on Facebook!: https://www.facebook.com/groups/160984287655645

 

PLEASE NOTE: As most are aware, sometimes Pokemon Go servers are temporarily down, are overwhelmed, and not always working properly. These situations are beyond EC’s control, and we appreciate everyone’s patience if and when these issues arise.

EC will provide Lures during this event, but we cannot GUARANTEE that the app’s servers will work properly, and we apologize for any inconvenience that may occur. Because of this, we do reserve the right to cancel and/or postpone events, and we will update this event to reflect any unexpected / unplanned-for changes.

This is less of a problem as time goes on, and we appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding.

Into the Wormhole Podcast! 7/19/16

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A new episode of Into the Wormhole, your weekly Star Trek: Deep Space Nine podcast, is live!

Episode 4 – Hairy Bajoran Poey the Worst (S1EP5)
Sick of the station’s poor Yelp reviews, O’Brien decides to buckle down and fix the blasted replicators once and for all.  But when the microwave he’s working on blows up, everyone on the station begins reading their poetry to anyone who will listen.  Quark eats food, is unimpressed.

Into the Wormhole is a Star Trek: Deep Space Nine podcast where two long time Star Trek fans take a franchise noobie into the Gamma Quadrant and beyond!

Join host Poey Gordon, along with Quark’s biggest barfly, Ben Sharp, as they guide their confused friend, Vince Caffiero on a chronological exploration through this classic entry in the Star Trek canon!

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Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Season of War!

 

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The Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Season of War Campaign has begun!

YOU as players can now come to EC to report your progress!

You can earn a single point for a given faction by playing and winning a game of Warhammer Age of Sigmar against another faction. You don’t have to play this game in our store, but you do have to come in and tell us about it!

You can also earn points by buying, building, and painting a warscroll’s worth of miniatures. Each warscroll you complete in this manner is worth 1 campaign point.

To report, let us know which Grand Alliance you played (Destruction, Death, Chaos or Order), total number of battles won, and war scrolls worth of miniatures you have painted!

Below, we will tell you a bit about the game itself, the Season of War story, and include a FAQ about this event!

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What is Warhammer Age of Sigmar?

“Warhammer is a tabletop battle game which puts players in command of armies of valiant humans, noble elves, savage orcs or a variety of twisted and monstrous creatures. Players collect forces of miniature plastic models, all with different stats and abilities, and use them to play out clashes on a tabletop battlefield. Unlike a board game, where players’ moves are restricted to defined areas, Warhammer commanders freely maneuver their units set distances using rulers and resolve shooting and hand-to-hand combat by rolling dice.”

Here’s a great article about the game:
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jul/17/warhammer-beginners-guide-games-workshop-age-of-sigmar

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The Season of War story:

The Seeds of Hope had been planted, and though each was different to its counterparts, all three cities were enclaves of civilisation amidst the war-torn bedlam of the Realm of Life.

They swiftly became symbols, in Azyrheim and beyond, of what the forces of Order could achieve in spite of the Dark Gods’ malice. In founding the Seeds of Hope, however, Sigmar and Alarielle had overreached themselves. Where most of the new cities of Order were built steadily, carefully, under the watchful eye of countless Stormcast Eternals, this trio of enclaves had risen with breathtaking speed. Each was isolated, so far away from the others that the cities might as well have been in different realms. Though they could be reached by forces moving through Realmgates from Azyr, the terrain around the cities was still corrupted by the touch of Chaos and swarming with myriad foes. Those dwelling within the Seeds of Hope found themselves fighting daily to repel attacks not only from the servants of Chaos, but from other powers also.

Nagash had taken an interest in the War of Life, and had been secretly feeding deathless armies into the ongoing conflict. His servants had struck at both sides, their motivations mysterious and their methods merciless. Now, as these first cities of Order were springing up in Ghyran, those deathless armies turned upon them. None could say whether the dead were simply continuing to follow the original commands of Nagash – automata that had exceeded their remit – or whether the Great Necromancer ordered the attacks himself. To those on the battlements, the distinction mattered little, as battle was joined either way.

At the same time, vast hordes of orruks, grots, ogors, gargants and troggoths closed in upon the fragile bastions of Order. Though the War of Life had taken its toll upon the tribes of the Jade Kingdoms, untold numbers of greenskins and their ilk still scratched a living amid the horror and the filth. Surrounded by constant war and strife, many had even prospered, while more tribes were drawn in daily from other Mortal Realms as word spread of the bounty to be had in Ghyran. Though no official order was given, and no commanding figure could be named, the hordes of Destruction were drawn to the Seeds of Hope like silkwings to a firebloom, hurling themselves gleefully into battle with any who got in their way. Rumour had it that even the mighty Gordrakk had crossed from the Realm of Beasts into the Realm of Life, just to tear down these new-found places of Order.

The foremost threat, of course, came from the worshippers of the Dark Gods. Nurgle was outraged that such places of purity and purpose should mar the bountiful entropy he had spread across Ghyran. His festering children were quick to regather their strength, marching to war once again beneath their rotting banners and rust-pealing bells. The worshippers of Khorne and Slaanesh gathered too, while from on high came sky-riding hosts of Tzeentchian daemons, and sorcerers seeking to destroy these new cities and plunder their secrets for themselves.

As the Season of War raged and the armies of Order marched out to defend their newly established enclaves, the gods looked on with hope and with hate. The coming days would determine whether the Seeds of Hope would flourish into something greater, or be left as blackened husks, sad memorials to the glory that might have been.

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Season of War FAQ:

How does the campaign work?
Season of War is a Global Campaign for Warhammer Age of Sigmar. You will be battling for control of the Seeds of Hope: the first cities of Order raised in the Age of Sigmar. You will fight for one of the four Grand Alliances – Order, Chaos, Destruction or Death. Each city is fought over by stores in specific countries. In each store, a single faction will emerge triumphant. At the end of the Campaign, the faction that has been victorious in the most stores in each territory will claim that city. To take part, all you need to do is play games, or paint new warscrolls-worth of units, and report your progress in your local store. Every store will be able to report their results, live to this page, so you can see how your victories are affecting the overall campaign.

What stores are taking part?
Every Warhammer and Games Workshop store, plus over 1,000 independent retailers around the world, are all official participating stores in this event. Search for your closest store.

Can I play games/paint miniatures at home or in my club and still contribute to the campaign?
Absolutely, you can play your games anywhere, and we’d encourage you to do so! You’ll still need to pop into one of our participating stores to log your results, though.

How do I get to change the future of Warhammer Age of Sigmar?
Your games matter like never before, and every new unit painted is another step towards victory for your Alliance. At the end of the campaign either the forces of Order, Chaos, Death or Destruction will have conquered each city and this will be written into the history of the Mortal Realms.

Which of the Seeds of Hope cities am I fighting for in my local store?
If your store is in the USA or Canada, your battle is for the Living City. On mainland Europe, results will count towards claiming the Phoenicium. If you live in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Asia or in any country not already mentioned, your battleground is the Greywater Fastness.

How many games/new painted warscrolls of miniatures can I present in store each day?
As many games as you have played and won and as many new warscrolls of miniatures as you can paint!

Do I need to use the rules from the new General’s Handbook to play?
You can play any type of game that you and your opponent agree to, including any of the three styles of games presented in the General’s Handbook.

What battleplans or Time of War rules do I need to use?
You can use any you like.

How big do my games need to be?
You can play games of any size.

How often is the website updated?
Results will be updated instantly – you will be able to see your contribution live!

How will you ensure the results are reported fairly?
All results are reported, in person, through an official participating store and all results are checked to make sure no mistakes have been made. Obviously, we can’t send an official adjudicator to every one of the thousands of games taking place across the campaign, so it is up to you to report your results honestly. Remember, Sigmar is watching, and takes a dim view on cheaters, who will be struck down with heavenly bolts of Azyr-lightning (probably).

What if my store is closed?
You have right up until the 14th of August to report your results. It’s certainly worth checking with your store when they are open, so you can plan when you’ll be visiting to report your results.

I want to join in, but I can’t find an opponent.
Your local store is a great place to find new players, and may well know of local clubs where you can find an opponent too. Also, remember you can contribute to your faction’s victory by painting new warscrolls of units, as well as playing games.

Can I report results from games I played before the 14th of July?
Only games that were played in the period from the 14th of July to the 14th of August should be reported.

When will the final results be posted?
The final results will be posted on the 16th of August.

Ghostbusters Day is Saturday, July 23rd!

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GHOSTBUSTERS DAY!!!
Saturday, July 23rd from 11am to 9pm

The new “Ghostbusters” movie has slimed its way into theaters, and “Ice Age: Collision Course” evolves shortly after, on July 22nd!!! So, of course, your friends at EC are here to help get you in on all the action!!!

Join us on Sat., July 23rd, when the FIRST 100 GUESTS at 11am ONLY will receive a FREE “ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE” 2-SIDED PUZZLE POSTER!!!

AND, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY, can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* A GHOSTBUSTERS FAN PACK!!!

The Fan Pack includes:
1 Size Large Ghostbusters 2016 Glow-in-the-Dark Movie T-shirt,
1 “Tobin’s Spirit Guide” (96 pgs., black & white illustrated), and
1 Funko Pop! Rides ECTO-1 with WINSTON ZEDDEMORE figure!!!

(All winners will be called on Monday, July 25th!!!)

MEET the SUNCOAST GHOSTBUSTERS** from 11a-1p to play games and collect donations for the American Cancer Society’s RELAY FOR LIFE!!!

Plus, you can meet our friends from the TAMPA BAY PARANORMAL SOCIETY**!!! AND, you can join the PINELLAS PARK PUBLIC LIBRARY** in our Event Room for a DIY VAMPIRE KILLING KIT demo at 1pm!!!

* 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.

Marvel NOW give-away and raffle is Wednesday, July 20th!

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MARVEL NOW! GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE!!!
Wednesday, July 20th from 11am to 9pm

This fall, Marvel will launch its latest story arcs and character updates with “Marvel Now!” To help you learn about the new characters, writers, artists and costumes, EC is featuring “Marvel Now!” in its Wednesday Give-Away & Raffle!!!

Join us on Wed., July 20th, when the FIRST 30 GUESTS at 11am and 7pm will receive a FREE “MARVEL NOW!” PREVIEWS MAGAZINE!!!

Plus, to get you into the spirit of Marvel’s own “Rebirth,” if you will, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY, can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 “LITTLE MARVEL COLORING BOOK” by SKOTTIE YOUNG!!!

All winners will be called on Thursday, July 21st!!!

* 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.)

New Games! 7/15/16

 

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DRAGONWOOD
Dare to enter Dragonwood! Deep in the heart of this mythical forest lurk angry ogres, giggling goblins, and even the famed and fearsome fire-breathers themselves! Collect sets of adventurer cards to earn dice, which you will use to roll against your foes. Stomp on some fire ants, shriek at a grumpy troll, or strike the menacing orange dragon with a magical silver sword. Choose your strategy carefully because the landscape of Dragonwood is ever-changing. Only the bravest will overcome the odds to emerge victorious in Dragonwood!

 

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POKEMON TCG: BREAK EVOLUTION FEATURING HO-OH & LUGIA
BREAK Evolution is a special way to power up your Pokemon! This box features Legendary Pokemon Ho-Oh as a brand-new Pokemon BREAK, along with never-before-seen promo cards of Ho-Oh, Lugia, and Wobbuffet BREAK! Also included are five Pokemon Trading Card Game booster packs to expand your collection, an oversized foil card featuring Ho-Oh BREAK, and a code card for the Pokemon Trading Card Game Online.

 

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STAR WARS IMPERIAL ASSAULT: OBI-WAN KENOBI / GREEDO / THE GRAND INQUISITOR
Now, you can grow your collection with three more recognizable figures, each of whom exemplifies his entire faction. The aged Jedi Knight, Obi-Wan Kenobi spent years watching over Luke Skywalker on Tatooine, and he now emerges from the shadows to join the fight for truth and justice once more. Against Obi-Wan, you’ll encounter the deadly power of The Grand Inquisitor, a dark side force user dedicated to eradicating every trace of the Jedi from the galaxy. Finally, you might take up your blaster with Greedo, a slimy bounty hunter who’s ready to employ any trick as he works for the Mercenaries of the galaxy.
The Obi-Wan Kenobi Ally Pack, The Grand Inquisitor Villain Pack, and Greedo Villain Pack aren’t directly associated with any other Imperial Assault products, meaning that these characters enter the game for the first time in these figure packs. Like previous Ally Packs and Villain Packs, each expansion includes a beautifully sculpted plastic figure and new missions for your campaigns and skirmishes. Meanwhile, new Deployment cards, Command cards, Agenda cards, and Item cards expand your adventures and the tactical options available to your strike team!

 

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MR. JACK REVISED EDITION
Mr. Jack is Back! The year is 1888 and gaslights burn bright in the gloomy streets of London, doing their best to hold the darkness at bay. In these shadowed alleys, the devilishly clever `Jack` attempts to make his escape from the city. London`s greatest detectives have gathered to try and track down the cunning criminal, but time runs short for their trap. What`s more, Jack himself is impersonating one of the detectives! In this new, revised edition of Mr. Jack, the classic game of deduction and deception, players take on the task of escaping the authorities as Jack or become a detective assigned to track down the notorious criminal.

 

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MONOPOLY: GHOSTBUSTERS
Theres something strange in your neighborhood! Save the world from paranormal activity by subduing the vapors, entities and slimers at famous New York locations from the original Ghostbusters movie. Improve your locations with custom sculpted Ghost Traps and Storage Units to hold the spooks at bay. No job is too big, no fee is too big in this custom edition of MONOPOLY!

 

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STAR TREK PANIC
Space IS the final frontier! As part of the original crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise, your Five-Year Mission is to explore strange new worlds, encounter alien civilizations, and defend the ship. In Star Trek Panic, players work together to carry out missions while keeping the U.S.S. Enterprise safe from enemy attacks. Complete five missions with the U.S.S. Enterprise intact and win the game! Star Trek Panic is a cooperative, light, strategy tower defense game based on the popular Castle Panic game.

 

New Toys & Collectibles! 7/15/16

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HOT TOYS ALIEN WARRIOR MMS 354
HOT TOYS
The Alien film series has been an iconic and classic franchise in the Sci-Fi genre. Its surreal art design and its captivating story revolving around the heroine, Ripley, have been very influential in the movie world! This year marks the 30th anniversary of Aliens, and to celebrate this special occasion, Sideshow and Hot Toys are pleased to officially present the all-new sixth scale collectible figure of the Xenomorph’s attack force – the Alien Warrior!
The movie-accurate Alien Warrior sixth scale collectible figure is specially crafted based on its image in the film. Featuring a newly developed head sculpt with an extendable inner jaw, a newly sculpted Xenomorph body with meticulous details, special blueish colored painting on its body, a bendable tail, Xenomorph blood effect parts, and a specially designed diorama figure stand.

 

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BATMAN GOTHAM KNIGHT
SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES
Shine the signal, and the protector of Gotham City will emerge from the shadows to fight crime and bring justice. Sideshow Collectibles is proud to introduce the Batman: Gotham Knight Sixth Scale Figure.
Bruce Wayne springs into action as his famed alter ego – Batman! Crafted with meticulous attention to detail on a fully articulated muscular body design, our hero is disguised in a grey and black tailored Batsuit and cape. Inspired by a number of timeless comic book appearances, the Batman Gotham Knight Sixth Scale Figure invites collectors to further define their favorite look for the Caped Crusader with three cowl and mask options, and three interchangeable facial expressions, which are also compatible with Sideshow’s Batman Sixth Scale Figure. Equipped with hi-tech ‘Bat’-gadgets, utility belt and grapple hook gun, the Dark Knight is always one step ahead of his foes… and for times of true crisis he keeps a powerful gift from his closest friend nearby in the form of a green Kryptonite ring.

 

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ALIENS MINIMATES SERIES 3
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys release! Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the Nostromo, DST has returned to the doomed space ship for a full assortment of Minimates based on the original Alien movie! This assortment of two-packs features Narcissus Ripley with Narcissus Space Suit, Space Suit Dallas with Space Suit Lambert, Ash with Frozen Alien and a rare, one-per-case variant set of Battle-Damaged Ash with Frozen Alien! Each 2″ Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation, and features fully interchangeable parts. Each two-pack is packaged on a full-color blister card.

 

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BLUNTMAN & CHRONIC RETRO CLOTH AF
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Look, up in the sky, it’s Bluntman and Chronic! The comic book heroes created by director Kevin Smith and featured in “Jay & SIlent Bob Strike Back” are now a pair of Retro-style 8″ action figures! Each figure includes a real fabric costume and a removable weapon, and will fit into your 8″ retro collection like it was made in the 1970s! Designed and sculpted by EMCE Toys!

 

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JAY & SILENT BOB STRIKES BACK MOOBY BANK
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys release! Who’s a friend to the king of all the monkeys? Who’s a pal to the duck who won’t fly south? It’s Mooby the Golden Calf! This fast-food mascot turned children’s entertainment fixture is now a 9-inch vinyl bank! With a slot on his back and an access door underneath, Mooby will keep your spare change safe inside his profit center!

 

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POP STAR WARS 6IN RANCOR W/LUKE & SLAVE OOLA PX VIN FIG 3PK
FUNKO
A PREVIEWS Exclusive! Star Wars fans remember Luke Skywalker’s bold entry into the palace of Jabba the Hutt on his home planet of Tatooine in Return of the Jedi in his desperate mission to save his friends from the crime lord’s evil clutches. This POP! Vinyl Figure 3-pack recreates Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker and Slave Oola in the 3 3/4″ tall scale as well as a 6″ tall Rancor so fans can recreate the scene in Jabba’s dungeons. Window box packaging.

 

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REACTION ALIEN NOSTROMO ACTION FIGURE 3PK
SUPER 7
Originally released at New York Comic Con! The Alien: Nostromo Crew 3-pack features Kane, Lambert, and Dallas in space suits ready to explore the mysterious derelict spaceship found on planet LV-426. Each retro-styled figure stands 3 3/4″ tall. The doomed trio are packaged in a window box.

 

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 7/15/16

 

Justin Wallner is the Back Issues Merchant at EC, and each week he likes to “jabber” about the new key back issues we’ve received! Here’s his latest report:

There appears to be a little bit of excitement surrounding this Batman The Killing Joke animated feature, and why not? Some might say that The Killing Joke is maybe a little too dark for such a wide audience, but not me. I’m no censor, and if you’re asking me what makes good fiction, then my answer will always be some variation of the old axiom “It’s art if it moves you,” and make no mistake, being offended or shocked or even frightened counts as being “moved.” Totally counts.

In honor of the filmic adaptation of a classic story that Alan Moore probably wrote in forty-five minutes on a lazy Sunday afternoon, this week’s DC selections are both Killing-Joke-centric. The Marvel selections are just two sweet books that you should buy simply due to their aforementioned sweetness.

 

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Batman: The Killing Joke Fourth Print, Near Mint Minus (9.2) condition, $25.
Would a first printing be better? Absolutely! Unfortunately I don’t have any first printings left. You guys keep buying them all. But, hey! First print, fourth print, fourteenth print! What’s the difference? They all have the same unbelievably excellent Brian Bolland cover.

 

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Brave and the Bold (2007 series) #33, Very Fine/Near Mint (9.0) condition, $25.
This one has a cool Killing Joke prelude story about what Barbara Gordon did the night before … well the night before circumstances in her life changed dramatically in an instant.
I’m never sure where the Statute of Limitations lies on plot spoilers. I mean the story in question was first published almost thirty years ago, but I’d just hate to ruin the ending for anyone.
…by the way, Kevin Spacey is Keyser Söze.

 

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New Mutants #87, first appearance of Cable, CGC graded 9.6 (Near Mint Plus), $250.
Funny name, Cable. I’d have called him Metal Arm McGinty and he would’ve probably smoked a pipe too. Y’know, if I had any say in the matter.

 

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Spider-Man/Batman (1995 One-Shot), Very Fine/Near Mint (9.0) condition, $20.
Not to be confused with the Batman: Spider-Man 1997 one-shot.
Q) Who would win in a fight between Spider-Man and Batman?
A) Spider-Man.
Why Spider-Man you may ask? Three little letters my friends: P.M.A. Positive Mental Attitude.

 

(Please note that the digital samples shown are for clear image references only, and are NOT the actual books being offered for sale. Please call us at 727-398-2665 for condition, availability, or any other questions about the books!)

 

We have a lot more where those came from on our two — count em’ TWO — vintage comics walls! So stop in for a nostalgic treat, or check out our online shop for select vintage comics:
http://goo.gl/06UOhI

Batman v Superman Day is Saturday, July 16th!

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BATMAN V SUPERMAN DAY!!!
Saturday, July 16th from 11am to 9pm

The “Batman v Superman Ultimate Edition” BluRay & DVD will be released on Tuesday, July 19th!!! To celebrate this much- talked-about extended edition…

Join us on Sat., July 16th, when the FIRST 150 GUESTS at 11am ONLY will receive a FREE “BATMAN: ENDGAME” COMIC!!! (Rated T+; not for young children.)

AND, the FIRST 50 HOUSEHOLDS will receive their CHOICE of BATMAN or SUPERMAN IMAX POSTER!!! (1 poster per household,please.)

Plus, meet BATMAN, SUPERMAN, & WONDER WOMAN** for FREE PICS & AUTOGRAPHS from 11a-1p and 3-5p!!!
(Local professional cosplay actors; not associated with the film.)

AND, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY, can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 BATMAN V SUPERMAN FAN PACKS!!!

The Fan Packs include:
1 Batman “Mask of the Phantasm” Action Figure Set,
1 “Death of Superman” Paperback, and
1 Rock Candy BvS Wonder Woman Figure!!!

(All winners will be called on Monday, July 18th!!!)

 

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Also, ALL GUESTS are invited to our Event Room to play the DC DECK-BUILDING GAME from Noon-2pm!!!

 

* 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. Local professional cosplay actors; not associated with any film or TV productions.

 

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POKEMON GO COMMUNITY EVENT AT EC! (PART 1)
Saturday, July 16th from 3:30pm to 5:30pm

In addition to our Batman v Superman Event at EC! Your friends at EC will be providing 2 solid hours of Lures for the game Pokemon GO!!!

If you’re UNABLE TO ATTEND this session, we are also offering it the NEXT DAY on Sunday, July 17th at 4pm!

In case you don’t know, a Lure will attract Pokemon to a PokeStop for a set period of time. It is worth noting that the item will have an effect for EVERYONE playing the game who is in proximity of that PokeStop. Since EC is a stop within the game, we are able to provide the lures to help everyone grow their collections and memories they make through the game and in real life!!!

All you have to do is come hang out at Emerald City Comics during the times provided and you will have increased chances to catch new Pokemon!!!

Since its launch, the game Pokemon GO has helped many people from all walks of life come together and make new memories and experiences in the real world. The game encourages everyone to get out, see the world, and meet new people along the way. We at EC love this idea and are glad that we were chosen to be a PokeStop, and it is our hopes that you will join us and come hang out in a safe environment where you can meet other people playing the game and make some of those memories and friends with us!!!

Here’s a trailer for the game, for the uninitiated:
https://youtu.be/2sj2iQyBTQs