Preacher SALE / give-away / raffle! Newsletter 5/20/16

…and our first ever MIDNIGHT RELEASE PARTY for DC UNIVERSE REBIRTH #1!!!
Read all about the event at its entry below, but here’s the early scoop on the comic book itself:

DC Rebirth 1 DC Rebirth 1 variant

DC UNIVERSE REBIRTH #1
(W) Geoff Johns (A) Gary Frank & Various (CA) Gary Frank
It all begins here. Do not skip to the last page. Do not let a friend or message board ruin this comic for you. The future (and past) of the DC Universe starts here. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!
THEY SAID IT: “Rebirth is about focusing in on the core of the character and their respective universe,” says writer and DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns. “It brings back what has been lost, the legacy of the characters, the love and the hope of the DCU!”

 
Preacher
PREACHER GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE – AND A VERTIGO SALE!!!
Saturday, May 21st from 11am to 9pm

“Preacher” possesses AMC on Sunday, May 22nd!!!
It’s based on the Vertigo comic by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, and it’s so shocking, so controversial, that you have to read it to believe it!!
And, of course, EC is going to give you that chance!

Join us on Saturday, May 21st when the FIRST 50 GUESTS at 11am only will receive a FREE PREACHER PROMO COMIC!!!
(The comic will ONLY be given to adults 18+.)

Plus, SAVE 10% on ALL VERTIGO BOOKS & GRAPHIC NOVELS!!!
(The sale excludes all New Comics.)

ALL GUESTS can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 “PREACHER: BOOK ONE” PAPERBACKS!!!

All winners will be called, Monday, May 23rd!!!

* 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. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible. ONE entry PER PERSON, please. To keep the raffle fair to all entrants, multiple entries will disqualify the entrant.)

 

 

BOARD GAME MEETUP
BOARD GAME MEETUP
Saturday, May 21st from 5pm to 9pm

Do you enjoy Board games? Got a fantastic new game and no one at home to play it with? Well, bring it on down to our Emerald City Board Game Meet-Ups!

No purchase necessary to come down and have fun! The festivities start at 5pm. Even if you don’t have your own games to play, fear not — we have a wide variety of free-to-play demonstration copies for anyone to use in our game room!

Drink and snack purchases are available!

Our Board Game Meet-ups are open to all — players under age 13 are welcome with an adult.

 

 

POKEMON YOUTH LEAGUE MEETUP
POKEMON YOUTH LEAGUE
Sundays from 4pm to 6pm

Ages 8-16
New players always welcome!

Our Pokémon Youth League provides a nearby place for you to get together with other fans of both the Pokémon Trading Card Game and the Pokémon video games, and have some fun!

Using your own cards and Pokémon video games, you can play, trade, and even earn cool prizes! The best part is that you can do all this with other Pokémon players who love collecting and playing just as much as you do!

What IS the Pokémon Trading Card Game?

Download the rules here…
http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-tcg/rules

…or stop by during our events to see first-hand how the game is played!

“You are a Pokémon Trainer! You travel across the land, battling other Trainers with your Pokémon, creatures that love to battle and that have amazing powers! Your deck of cards represents your Pokémon as well as items and allies that help you on your adventures.

Trading card games are strategy based and use collectible cards to let each player customize his or her game. The best way to learn to play the Pokémon TCG is with a Trainer Kit. This has two ready-to-play decks that walk you through the game, step by step. From there, try a theme deck to get an idea of the different kinds of decks out there. Once you’re ready, you can start building your collection of cards with Pokémon TCG booster packs. Trade with your friends for the strongest Pokémon or collect all your favorites! Then, build your own 60-card deck, play with your friends, and show off your own personal Pokémon team!

In the Pokémon TCG, your Pokémon battle your opponent’s Pokémon. The first player to take all of his or her Prize cards wins! Also, if your opponent cannot draw a card at the beginning of his or her turn, or has no Pokémon left in play, you win the game!”

 

 

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DC REBIRTH #1 MIDNIGHT RELEASE PARTY!!!
Tuesday, May 24th from midnight to 1am

DC’s Rebirth is HERE!!! And, to celebrate, EC is doing something we’ve NEVER done before – a MIDNIGHT RELEASE PARTY!!!
Join us on Tuesday, May 24th from 11:59pm until 1am!!! We’ll have a sale, gifts, refreshments, and lots of fun!!!

The FIRST 100 GUESTS at 12:01am will be able to purchase the exclusive “REBIRTH” #1 MIDNIGHT RELEASE VARIANT at the same $2.99 cover price!
(The regular version will also be available)

The FIRST 50 GUESTS will receive a FREE DETECTIVE #27 REPRINT COMIC!!!

Plus, the FIRST 25 GUESTS will receive a FREE JIM LEE LITHOGRAPH!!!

During this event, SAVE 25% on ALL BOOKS & GRAPHIC NOVELS!!!

We’ll also have an exclusive raffle for 1 of 2 DC COMICS DECK-BUILDING GAME CRISIS EXPANSIONS!!!*

AND THAT’S NOT ALL! In addition, ALL DC – AND MARVEL – new comics scheduled for sale on 5/25 will ALSO be available to purchase EARLY during this event!!!
(Other publishers’ comics will be available at 11am Wednesday)

Enter our COSTUME CONTEST for a chance to win a $25 EC GIFT CERTIFICATE!!!

We’ll be joined by Special Guests:**

MEGA CON GUEST AUSTIN JANOWSKY (Iron Man, Evil Dead 2), who will be doing sketches for $20-$50,
ADAM RICHES (G.I. Joe, Star Trek / Green Lantern) who will be doing sketches for $20, and
MICHAEL PAYNTER (Satan), a local artist / self-publisher, who will offer free signings!!!

ROBBIE KOOL from DADDY KOOL RECORDS in Downtown St. Pete will be our Guest DJ!!!

VOYAGE COLD BREW COFFEE will also be outside at 10pm, so you can purchase refreshments!!!

While you’re waiting for us to open, you can join our friends at PAIR O’ DICE BREWING (4400 118th Ave. N. Suite. 208 Clearwater, FL 33762) from 8pm – midnight to play the DC COMICS DECK-BUILDING GAME – PLUS, enter a FREE RAFFLE to win a copy of the game!!!

* 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. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible. ONE entry PER PERSON, please. To keep the raffle fair to all entrants, multiple entries will disqualify the entrant.)

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

 

 

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MARVEL & MUNCHKIN GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE!!!
Wednesday, May 25th from 11am to 9pm

Marvel is on a roll, and for good reason! Their list of classic and iconic tales seems to be endless!!! Of course, your friends at EC will make it even easier to get to the good stuff, and become a Marvel superhero while you’re at it!!!

Join us on Wed., May 25th, when the FIRST 25 GUESTS at 11am and 7pm will receive a FREE MARVEL COLLECTIONS CATALOG!!!

Plus, ALL GUESTS can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 MUNCHKIN: MARVEL EDITION GAMES!!! (3-6 Players; ages 10+)

All winners will be called on Friday, May 27th!!!

PLUS, join us for a MUNCHKIN: MARVEL MYSTIC MAYHEM DEMO on Sunday, May 29th any time from Noon – 5pm!!!
(see details at event below)

*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.)

 

 

HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT MEETUP
HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT – CLONE WARS 400 PT GOLDEN AGE CONSTRUCTED
Friday, May 27th from 6:30pm to 9pm

400 pt Golden Age constructed. No team bases. Your team must consist of different versions of the SAME character (Example: multiple versions of Booster Gold, Storm, Shredder, etc.) You may only play 1 copy of any version (meaning set #, not different dial levels) of a particular character, with a 3 figure minimum in effect.

We’re playing for Green Lantern from the Brave and the Bold Organized play kit.

What’s this about?: HeroClix tournaments are a sanctioned series of events that offer players opportunities for competitive play and exclusive figures. Tired of beating your friends? Bring your A-game here and see how you do. First time players at EC always get a figure!

What do you need to play?: For constructed tournaments, you’ll need to supply your team, meeting the requirements that week’s format issued. It’s also recommended that you bring your own maps, so you have the advantage should you win the roll for map choice. However, Dice and Maps are available in limited numbers.

What is ‘Golden Age’?: Golden Age is essentially an unrestricted format. Any figure can be used, as far back as Marvel HeroClix: Infinity Challenge (the first set). The only figures that cannot be used are the Purple Ringed promo figures, and other non-comic sets, such as Lord of the Rings, Kick-Ass 2, Mage Knight, Yu-Gi-Oh, and DOTA 2 (unless specified by the format). All Errata is in effect for Golden Age play.

How are the prizes distributed?: For standard Constructed play, we usually issue a prize for 1st place, 2nd place, and Fellowship. Fellowship is a sportsmanship prize, and can be awarded to someone who the judge feels carried themselves in an exemplary fashion in demeanor during the event. Usually, if everyone qualifies for the Fellowship prize, this is awarded via roll-off.

Read the rulebook to learn the game…

http://heroclix.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/2014-HeroClix-Core-Rulebook.pdf

…or stop by during a tournament to see how it’s played!

 

 

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KIDS DAY!!!
Saturday, May 28th from 11am to 9pm

As an alternative to MegaCon for our Guests with children, we offer KIDS DAY @ EC!

The first 50 kids at 11am will receive a free all-ages comic book!

Meet Matt Van Kleeck, author of children’s book WILLIAM THE DINOSAUR, from 11am to 3pm!

Meet Naruto and Dragon Ball’s Goku, live in-person, from 11-1 & 3-5!**

All graphic novels & books in our Kids & Animation section will be 10% OFF all day!

Also, enter our free all-day raffle to win* an all-ages prize pack!
(winner will be announced Monday, May 30th)

See our Facebook page for more details as they are announced:
http://facebook.com/emeraldcitycomics

* 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. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible. ONE entry PER PERSON, please. To keep the raffle fair to all entrants, multiple entries will disqualify the entrant.)

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

 

 

MunchkinMarvel
MUNCHKIN MARVEL EDITION GAME DEMONSTRATION
Sunday, May 29th from noon to 5pm

Double Exposure, Inc. Envoy and Emerald City present a Munchkin Marvel Edition 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:

Munchkin Marvel Edition, an all-new Munchkin game that fuses the classic card game fun of monster-slaying and role-playing with the most iconic characters from the Marvel universe.  Created under license from Steve Jackson Games and in conjunction with Marvel, Munchkin Marvel Edition comes complete with new monsters (villains), allies (heroes) and custom S.H.I.E.L.D. Identification Cards, and is the perfect gift for Munchkin fans who are ready for an epic Marvel battle!

Here’s a link to the BoardGameGeek page for the game:
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/189848/munchkin-marvel

And here’s the page from USAopoly:
http://usaopoly.com/games/munchkin-marvel-game-edition

 

 

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ECBC: CIVIL WAR!!!
Tuesday, June 7th from 7pm to 8pm

The ECBC (Emerald City Book Club), meets the FIRST TUESDAY of every month from 7-8pm to discuss the featured book!!! This month’s selection is “Civil War” by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven!!!

The session is open to everyone and takes place on June 7th from 7-8pm!!!

The group will share their opinions on the emotional twists and turns of the story, its impact on the Marvel comic and cinematic universes, and more!!!

Whether you attend the session or not, the “Civil War” book is 20% OFF from now until end-of-business on June 7th!!!
(The discount will be calculated at the register, and does not combine with any other discounts or programs)

 

 

Always get the latest EC updates on our Facebook page:
http://facebook.com/emeraldcitycomics

 

And also see the Events page on our website for upcoming events:
http://emeraldcitycomics.com/events

 

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/ECComicsFL

 

(Please note: the following featured items were expected to ship, but are not guaranteed to be in-stock in the case of shortages or sell-outs)

 

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COMICS
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Click here for new releases!

http://emeraldcitycomics.com/new-releases

 

Featured Comic Books:

 

CIVIL WAR II 0
CIVIL WAR II #0 (OF 7)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Olivier Coipel
From the creative team that brought you House of M and Siege comes a blistering first chapter in Marvel’s new explosive event. Watch as the players are introduced and the table is set for a storyline that fans will be talking about for years.
Rated T+

 

DEADPOOL LAST DAYS OF MAGIC 1
DEADPOOL LAST DAYS OF MAGIC #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Scott Koblish (CA) Humberto Ramos
From the pages of Doctor Strange…the Empirikul are waging a war on magic with the goal of wiping the fantastical from the pages of existence. This concerns Deadpool, because some of his best friends are magic. As the Empirikul forces batter the defenses of the Monster Metropolis ruled by his demonic wife, Deadpool wades into battle alongside his most spell-casting-est friends. And you know the old saying “Nothing ever goes wrong in a war.” That’s a saying, right?
PARENTAL ADVISORY

 

FUTURE QUEST 1
FUTURE QUEST #1
DC COMICS
(W) Jeff Parker (A/CA) Evan Shaner
When the adventurous and inquisitive Jonny Quest and his adoptive brother Hadji make a startling discovery in the swamplands of Florida, they are pulled into an epic struggle between the Space Rangers and a dangerous villain who threatens the galaxy. Now it’s up to the combined forces of Team Quest, Inter-Nation Security, Space Ghost, and a host of Hanna-Barbera’s greatest action heroes to stop him and save their universe!
Don’t miss the start of this new, monthly series that features character designs by comics superstar Darwyn Cooke and kicks off with an extra-sized story and a wraparound cover!

 

MICRONAUTS 1
MICRONAUTS #1
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) David Baldeon (CA) J. H. Williams
THEY CAME FROM A DYING UNIVERSE! ACROYEAR, SPACE GLIDER, BIOTRON and their allies are back, on the run from the evil BARON KARZA, and blasting through a universe where magic and science vie for control! With resources dwindling, the long-lost TIME TRAVELERS may hold the key to salvation… but will it mean armageddon for our world?

 

SABRINA 5
SABRINA #5
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
(W) Roberto Aguirre Sacasa (A) Robert Hack, Jack Morelli (CA) Robert Hack
Sabrina has to face the Witches Council for an accusation of conspiring with a mortal against the Church of Night. It will take a series of unnatural tests to prove her innocence, but none of it will bring her beloved Harvey back. She’ll have to take matters into her own hands to find Harvey’s missing soul. Recruiting two other young witches (from a neighboring coven), Sabrina holds a séance, but as ever, Madame Satan is pulling the strings behind the scenes, and what Sabrina taps into is much more dangerous – and diabolical. And will send our beloved teen witch on an epic quest. For TEEN+ readers.

 

TANK GIRL 2 GIRLS 1 TANK 1
TANK GIRL 2 GIRLS 1 TANK #1 (OF 4)
TITAN COMICS
(W) Alan Martin (A) Brett Parson (CA) The Black Frog
Fresh off the back of their latest calamitous chapter comes this shiny new Tank Girl tale from series creator Alan Martin and artist extraordinaire, Brett Parson! Expect a healthy dose of delirium and plenty of ball-crunching action in this high-octane crosscountry skirmish that asks the question: is this world really big enough for two Tank Girls? Strap yourself in, folks; It’s gonna be one helluva ride!

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

APOCRYPHA NOW HC
APOCRYPHA NOW HC
IDW – TOP SHELF
(W) Mark Russell (A/CA) Shannon Wheeler
Mark Russell & Shannon Wheeler’s faithful-yet-irreverent approach to the Bible made their book GOD IS DISAPPOINTED IN YOU a modern cult classic. Now, by popular demand, they turn their attention to the best parts left out of the canonical Bible, including the Midrash, the Apocrypha, Gnostic Gospels, and more! And if you thought the BIBLE had some weird stuff in it…

 

JOKER ENDGAME TP
JOKER ENDGAME TP
DC COMICS
(W) Scott Snyder & Various (A) Greg Capullo & Various (CA) Greg Capullo
Gotham City is overrun by Jokerized victims, and The Joker himself is prowling the streets. Even as Batman confronts the Clown Prince of Crime, ordinary citizens and Arkham inmates must confront the mark The Joker has left on the city and themselves. Is anyone truly safe? This jam-packed collection features stories from BATMAN #35-40, BATMAN ANNUAL #3, GOTHAM ACADEMY: ENDGAME #1, BATGIRL: ENDGAME #1, DETECTIVE COMICS: ENDGAME #1 and ARKHAM MANOR: ENDGAME #1.

 

MIGHTY THOR PREM HC THUNDER IN HER VEINS VOL 01
MIGHTY THOR PREM HC THUNDER IN HER VEINS VOL 01
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Russell Dauterman
When Dr. Jane Foster lifts the mystic hammer Mjolnir, she is transformed into the Goddess of Thunder, the Mighty Thor! Her enemies are many as Asgard descends further into chaos, and unrest threatens to spread throughout the Ten Realms. Yet she wages her greatest battle against a far more personal foe: the cancer killing her mortal form. When Loki steps back into Thor’s life, will it ease her troubles or only add to her pain? There’s no such question about Malekith as he continues to fan the flames of a looming War of Realms – when he isn’t wedding planning, that is! And as Asgard is torn apart, the skies will shake in one of the bloodiest battles of all time: It’s Thor vs. Odin like never before! Collecting MIGHTY THOR (2015) #1-5.
Rated T+

 

STAR WARS KANAN TP VOL 02
STAR WARS KANAN TP VOL 02 FIRST BLOOD
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Greg Weisman (A) Pepe Larraz (CA) Mark Brooks
Continue to explore the early days of Kanan Jarrus, the sensational star of STAR WARS REBELS! You’ve seen Kanan’s last adventure as a Padawan, now witness his first! The boy who was Caleb Dune must find his feet as the Clone Wars rage all around him. When the Jedi Temple comes under attack, what can a mere Padawan do to make a difference? Caleb and his new master, Bilaba, will take command of their own clone troop, and lead them into the furious Battle of Mygeeto. But lying in wait for them there are a pair of Separatist Generals, one of whom is one of the most deadly threats in the entire galaxy! Can Caleb and Bilaba survive Grievous? Collecting KANAN #7-12.
Rated T

 

 

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“JUSTIN’S JABBER” — BACK ISSUES
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Ho-Key Do-Key, folks. Let’s see what we’ve got in the ol’ bag…

 

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Batman #121, first appearance of Mr. Freeze, Very Good Minus (3.5) condition, $425.
Whoa Doctor! I’ve never even SEEN a copy of this book before! Now this is the first EVER Mr. Freeze appearance, back when he was called Mr. Zero. This one here is the real deal. Accept no substitutes.

 

New_Teen_Titans_Vol_1_44
Tales of the Teen Titans #44, first appearance of Nightwing, Very Fine Minus (7.5) condition, $50.
What’s that you ask? Is the collar on Nightwing’s costume popped? Why don’t you take a look at that cover and tell me what you think.

 

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Death of Wolverine #1-4, full set, $40.
This ain’t the first time I’ve listed one of these and I doubt that this will be the last one either.

 

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Power Man #48, first Power Man and Iron Fist team up, Fine Plus (6.5) condition, $30.
I think this one is a steal at $30. I’m pretty sure that both of these characters have Netflix series coming up and this is a team up that made superhero history. You better come grab it before I do jive turkey.

 

Sweet Christmas! Those are some rad books! Come buy them so that some of their rad may transfer to yourself via osmosis. Rad osmosis.

 

(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://shop.emeraldcitycomics.com/Comics/Vintage-Back-Issues-/index.php

 

 

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GAMES
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WarhammerQuestSilverTower
WARHAMMER QUEST: SILVER TOWER
The long-awaited return of the classic dungeon-crawl!
Throughout the mortal realms the legends of the Silver Tower are recounted with awe and admiration. Tales of disparate champions good and evil, brought together by naught more than fate, battling against sanity-shredding horrors in the ever-shifting domain of the Gaunt Summoner of Tzeentch. Tales of bravery, heroism, treachery and betrayal. Tales of teamwork, success, and glory-hunting failure.
Some who tackle the Silver Tower seek a boon from the Gaunt Summoner, others wish to learn his true name, that they might destroy him. All must face foul, writhing monsters, bizarre, labyrinthine corridors bristling with traps and strange, maddening riddles before they even gain the chance to stand before his fell sorcery. The greatest champions, those who grow in strength over time as they solve the Silver Tower’s secrets, even they may fall at this hurdle – yet the riches, power and freedom they could gain drive them ever forward. But for every tale that ends in glory, another falls short, bringing only madness and despair…
Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower is a stunning boxed game for 2-4 players, set in the shifting, labyrinthine lair of a sinister Gaunt Summoner! Work with your friends to conquer the secrets of the Silver Tower, or take the glory for yourself – characters carry over the skills and treasures they have earned in previous games. The 13 double-sided board tiles mean no two adventures need be the same; a roll of the dice can send your adventurers off on wild tangents, with literally thousands of different dungeon-crawl combinations.

 

EpicPVP2Expansion
EPIC PVP: FANTASY EXPANSION 2
What do Halflings, Cat Folk, Clerics and Dark Knights have in common? Well, nothing aside from the fact they`re about to enter the arena and help you achieve mastery over your opponents in battle! Each of these new decks is playable on its own but is also compatible with those in Epic PvP: Fantasy and Epic PvP: Fantasy Expansion 1, allowing you to create unique and powerful combinations for your battles. This second expansion for Epic PvP: Fantasy comes with two 20-card character decks and two 20-card race decks, as well as a board for each.

 

StorylineFairyTales
STORYLINE: FAIRY TALES
Tell your own fanciful adventure stories with Fairy Tales, the debut game of the StoryLine collection. In this simple, beautifully-illustrated card game, players create a story together, with each player contributing characters, places, objects, and events to the narrative.

 

PokemonTCGShinyKalosTins
POKEMON TCG: SHINY KALOS TINS
Three great, Legendary Pokemon-EX are revealed! Choose the forest majesty of Shiny Xerneas-EX, the destructive force of Shiny Yveltal-EX, or the battle-ready power of Zygarde-EX! Each of these rugged tins contains a foil card of a mighty Pokemon-EX from the Kalos region ready to battle and ready to win, as well as four Pokemon TCG boosters and a code card to unlock a playable deck in the Pokemon Trading Card Game Online.

 

 

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TOYS / COLLECTIBLES
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deathbank
ARKHAM ORIGINS DEATHSTROKE PX BUST BANK
MONOGRAM PRODUCTS (HK) LIMITED
A PREVIEWS Exclusive! The world’s greatest assassin, Deathstroke, steps out of the best-selling video game Batman: Arkham Origins for this impressive bust bank! No one will dare touch your loose change when you store it in Deathstroke!

 

darkbank
DARK KNIGHT RETURNS BATMAN PX BUST BANK BLUE VER
MONOGRAM PRODUCTS (HK) LIMITED
A PREVIEWS Exclusive! Frank Miller’s powerful depiction of Batman from his seminal graphic novel Batman: The Dark Knight Returns is sculpted for this new bust bank from Monogram! Made of vinyl, the bank stands roughly 6″ tall and approximately 9″ wide. This piece can serve as a decoration in your office or home, or you can use it to store your loose change! Available only through PREVIEWS and your local comic shop, this bank is offered in two colors – a Blue costume or a Black costume.

 

HOTFETT
HOT TOYS BOBA FETT
HOT TOYS
In Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, Jabba the Hutt has sentenced Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Chewbacca to death by casting them into the Great Pit of Carkoon on Tatooine, but Luke Skywalker has saved themselves from the terrible fate by fending off the fearsome bounty hunter Boba Fett and Jabba’s minions! In a memorable moment in the film, Han Solo accidentally hits Boba Fett and knocked the Mandalorian down into the Sarlacc’s pit. The highly-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Boba Fett in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi. It features a finely sculpted Boba Fett helmet and armor, his signature jetpack, detailed weaponry, accessories, and figure stand. This deluxe version will exclusively include a specially crafted Sarlacc diorama figure base and two life-like jetpack thrust fire accessories!

 

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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!!!

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    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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    Mash-Up Saturday with Stephen Wittmaak at EC!

    January 27, 2018, 11:00am - January 27, 2018, 9:00pm

    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...

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    SATURDAY'S THE BIG DAY!!! MEET CLASSIC MARVEL ARTIST JERRY DECAIRE @ EC!!!

    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!!!

    Plus, FREE Wolverine comics at 11am, and a FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a Deadpool Omnibus, SIGNED by JERRY DECAIRE!!!

    That's Saturday ONLY, and ONLY at EC!!!
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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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    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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