Star Wars Day with the 501st Legion! Newsletter 4/8/16

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STAR WARS DAY!!!
Saturday, April 9th from 11am to 9pm

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is finally on home video!!! And to celebrate, join us for a day of fun and good deeds!!! EC will host an appearance by our friends at the 501st TampaBay Squad FL Garrison, to raise money for Gamers On The Edge, who benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals!!!

Join us on Sat., April 9th, when the FIRST 50 GUESTS at 11am will get their CHOICE of a STAR WARS PIN or PATCH!!! (These items are from past FUNKO STAR WARS SMUGGLER’S BOUNTY COLLECTOR BOXES!)

PLUS, SAVE ON SELECT STAR WARS MERCHANDISE!!!

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You’ll also get to MEET your favorite STAR WARS CHARACTERS from the TAMPA BAY 501st SQUADRON** from 11am to 1pm!!! They’ll be here taking donations for GAMERS ON THE EDGE!!! Gamers on the Edge will be with us most of the day to take your donations and answer questions!

Gamers on the Edge

And, ALL GUESTS can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 STAR WARS FAN PACKS!!!

The Fan Packs include:
The online-only, SOLD-OUT SMUGGLER’S BOUNTY BOX, from January 2016 (which includes a BB8 patch, a Resistance pin, 1 C3-PO MUG, 1 STAR WARS XL T-Shirt (in one of four colors), and 1 “Flocked” (or “fuzzy’) EXCLUSIVE CHEWBACCA POP! VINYL FIGURE!!!), the winners will also receive 1STAR WARS CHARACTER ENCYCLOPEDIA (Hardcover, Full Color, 224 pgs.), and 1 STAR WARS LITHO by SKOTTIE YOUNG!!!

One of the winners will get our GRAND PRIZE, which is all of the above, PLUS, 1 THE ART OF STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS (Hardcover, Full Color, 256 pages), and 1 STAR WARS CATCH-PHRASE GAME!!!

JUST ADDED!!! STAR WARS TERVIS TUMBLERS!!!
Our friends at Tervis have given us a 24 oz. TERVIS TUMBLER for each of our two raffle winners. The cups will be first-come-first-served, but they’re both awesome tumblers, so we think it’s a win-win!!! The winner of each of our two raffles can choose between the CHEWBACCA tumbler with black lid, or the STORMTROOPER cup with white lid!!!

All winners will be called on Monday, April 11th!!!

We’ll also be joined by The Frigid Frog of Pinellas, who will have some delicious shaved ice treats for sale from 10:30am-2pm!!! They accept both cash and credit/debit cards!!!

* 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. Local actors, not affiliated with the films.

 

 

BOARD GAME MEETUP
BOARD GAME MEETUP
Saturday, April 9th 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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HOPE NICHOLSON MEET & GREET!
Monday, April 11th from 6pm to 8pm

Join us for a special meet-and-greet with editor, researcher, producer, publisher, and passionate fangirl, Hope Nicholson on Monday, April 11th from 6-8pm!!!

Hope will be here signing copies of her book, “The Secret Loves of Geek Girls”, and is more than happy to discuss how to succeed in the comics and publishing industry!

From hopenicholson.com:
“Hope has dedicated herself, in part, to bringing back things that have fallen from view” – Margaret Atwood

“Hope has a national and international reputation for doing fantastic work in terms of recovering lost pop-culture and lost comics.” – Dr. Candida Rifkind

I am an editor, researcher, producer, publisher, and passionate fangirl. My aim in life is to help create space for stories to be told, that aren’t commonly told but are highly desired. Community building and helping others succeed is the aim of the company I’ve developed, Bedside Press.

I love comics.

Especially, sharing this passion with others. For the last few years I have been discovering and republishing out-of-print comics and helping artists & writers to create new stories in exciting projects.

I live in Winnipeg and have a soft spot for regional representation and promotion.

I worked within the film industry for several years as a researcher and marketer. Now I own Bedside Press, a niche publisher specializing in archival and anthology collections. I support diverse representation and am passionate about the inclusion and safety of women in the comics industry & fandom. I speak frequently at conventions and events on women in fandom, Canadian comic book history, and self-publishing.

You can learn more about Hope at https://hopenicholson.com!

 

 

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MOON KNIGHT AND UNCLE GRANDPA GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE!
Wednesday, April 13th from 11am to 9pm

The new “Moon Knight” from fan-faves Jeff Lemire & Greg Smallwood debuts at EC on Wed., April 13th, and Uncle Grandpa is quickly becoming a cult animated classic!!! To help you discover these future-favorites…

Join us on Wednesday, April 13th, when the FIRST 25 GUESTS at 11am & 7pm will receive a FREE MOON KNIGHT #1 MINI POSTER!!!

PLUS, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 copies of “UNCLE GRANDPA AND THE TIME CASSEROLE”!!! (Paperback; All Ages,144 pages.)

Winners will be called on Friday, April 15th!

* 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.)

 

 

X-WING MEETUP
STAR WARS X-WING MINIATURES GAME NIGHT
Thursday, April 14th from 6pm to 9pm
and every other Thursday

Emerald City is proud to present an evening for casual game play of the popular and exciting Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game!

We will have a staff member on hand to teach this game, and to get people involved in playing duels with other participants. We have several 3×3′ gaming areas and four 2×2′ demo tables to play on for quicker games.

What IS the Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game?

For more information, rules and how to play video:
https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/products/x-wing

“Control the most advanced starfighters and outstanding pilots in the galaxy! In the X-Wing Miniatures Game, you take the role of squad leader and command a group of merciless Imperial or daring Rebel pilots in furious ship-to-ship space combat.

Featuring stunningly detailed and painted miniatures, X-Wing recreates exciting Star Wars space battles from small engagements of only a couple of craft to large conflicts where multiple squadrons clash. Select and equip your ships, pick your crew, plan your attack, and complete your mission!”

 

 

HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT MEETUP
HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT – TMNT TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES RELEASE WEEK SEALED TOURNAMENT
Friday, April 15th from 6:30pm to 9pm

Entry is $25.  As part of your entry, you will receive 7 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles single figure booster packs.

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 is ‘Sealed’?: Sealed format tournaments are played by having a pool of boosters at the beginning of the tournament. The first few minutes will consist of everyone selecting their packs, and then constructing their team based on what they pull. You will need to build you best 200pt (or as close as you can get to 200 point) team from your pool of figures.

What do you need to play?: For sealed tournaments, you receive figures to play with as part of the event, and we have special maps to play on. Players are only required to bring their own dice and tokens (object and action tokens). The store has a limited number available if you forget, but please try to bring your own.

How are the prizes distributed?: For this tournament, we have prizes for our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers, and a fellowship prize. The prizes for this tournament consist of a TBA exclusive figure from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe, and a double-sided playmat that is exclusive to this event.

1st place will receive a figure and a map
2nd place will receive a figure and map
3rd place will receive a map
Fellowship will receive a map

 

 

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POE DAMERON & CRIMINAL GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE!!!
Saturday, April 16th from 11am to 9pm

You’re probably STILL watching your “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” BluRay, but now’s a great time to take a break and celebrate the release of your favorite new fighter pilot’s Marvel comic, “Poe Dameron” #1 (on EC’s shelves now!); and, Deadpool, Wonder Woman, Commissioner Gordon, Two-Face, and Superman’s Dad (or at least the actors who played them) all converge for the high-octane thriller “Criminal,” which crashes into theaters on April 15th!!!

Join us on Sat., April 16th, when the FIRST 50 GUESTS at 11am will get a FREE POE DAMERON BUTTON!!!
And, the FIRST 25 GUESTS at 11am will receive a FREE POE & BB8 LITHOGRAPH by JOE QUINONES!!!
Once the lithos are gone, the NEXT 20 GUESTS will receive a FREE “CRIMINAL” MOVIE POSTER!!!
(Posters are courtesy of Lionsgate Entertainment.)

PLUS, ALL GUESTS can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 CRIMINAL MOVIE FAN PACKS!!!

The Fan Packs include:
1 “Criminal” MINI MOVIE POSTER and a
“CRIMINAL” LOGO STOCKING CAP!!!

All winners will be called on Monday, April 18th!!!

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

 

 

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EC @ DADDY KOOL RECORDS!!!

EC will be joining our friends at DADDY KOOL RECORDS at 666 Central Ave. in Downtown St. Pete on Saturday, April 16th for RECORD STORE DAY 2016!!!

EC will be there from 8am – 2pm with FREE COMICS (while they last), and DEADPOOL, LIVE & IN-PERSON** for photo ops!!!

** Scheduled to appear; subject to change without notice. See EC’s Facebook Page or contact the store for updates. Local actor, not affiliated with the films.

 

 

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OPHIDIAN 2350 GAME DEMONSTRATION!
Saturday, April 16th from noon to 5pm

Double Exposure, Inc. Envoy and Emerald City present an Ophidian 2350 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:

The world of Ophidian 2350 is centered around gladiatorial combat. These gladiators are aliens, bio-enhanced humans, mystics, and all sorts of otherworldly beings.
Theme aside, this CCG, originally released at Gen Con 2003, has some unusual new mechanics that separate it from the pack.

First, Players use “credits” to supply their gladiators with equipment and minions (support characters). Ophidian 2350 has a mechanic called “The Flow”. Each card has a “+” or “-” on it. Play a positively charged card, and you can keep playing cards. Play a negatively charged card and your turn ends and your opponent can start playing their cards. Basically, it helps provide a little “momentum” incentive, and adds strategy.

Creating combos that allow you to keep The Flow while you prepare for a killer blow, while making sure that the crowd is entertained … that’s the key to victory! If you don’t entertain the crowd, your opponent can use their own popularity with the crowd to turn The Flow against you … so show off and impress that crowd!

Here’s a link to the BoardGameGeek page for the game:
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/7203/ophidian-2350

And here’s the page from Fireside Games:
http://hackandslashgames.com/ophidian/about-ophidian-2350

 

 

HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT MEETUP

HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT – DC 400PT MODERN CONSTRUCTED BRAVE AND THE BOLD OP
Friday, April 22nd from 6:30pm to 9pm

$3 entry fee.

400 pt Modern Age constructed, DC characters only.

We’re playing for The Flash 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 ‘Modern Age’?: Modern Age is a limited format that is a relative standard for HeroClix, especially for competitive play. This tournament is limited to DC Comics sets, so the sets that are available for players to use are:

-Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (and it’s Fast Forces set)
-World’s Finest (and it’s Fast Forces set)
-Superman / Wonder Woman
-Justice League: Trinity War (and it’s Fast Forces set)
-The Flash (and it’s Fast Forces set)
-The figures from the Justice League Strategy Game(Which come with Heroclix dials)
-War of Light (including it’s Scenario pack and Power Battery releases)
-Superman and the Legion of Superheroes (and it’s Fast Forces set)
-Batman: Arkham Origins
-Batman Classic TV Series (Batman ’66) (including the ’66 Batmobile)
-The Heroclix dials from the Batman: Gotham City strategy game.

Refer to this event on our Events Calendar to see Convention exclusive figures that are available for use in Modern 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.

 

 

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ECBC! Emerald City Book Club
Tuesday, May 3rd from 7pm to 8pm

THE FIRST ECBC WAS A SUCCESS!!!
Thanks so much to everyone who participated in our very first ECBC! Emerald City Book Club, where the lasting merits of “The Dark Knight Returns” were discussed!!!

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ECBC meets the FIRST TUESDAY of the month from 7-8pm to discuss the featured book.

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

The featured book for this meeting is SAGA volume 1, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples. SAGA is an epic space opera/fantasy comic book series created by writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Fiona Staples, published monthly by Image Comics. The series is heavily influenced by Star Wars, and based on ideas Vaughan conceived both as a child and as a parent. It depicts two lovers from long-warring extraterrestrial races, Alana and Marko, fleeing authorities from both sides of a galactic war as they struggle to care for their newborn daughter, Hazel, who occasionally narrates the series.

The featured book for next meeting will be announced at the end of the current meeting.

 

 

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:

 

BLACK PANTHER 1
BLACK PANTHER #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Ta-Nehisi Coates (A/CA) Brian Stelfreeze
A new era for the Black Panther starts here!
Written by MacArthur Genius and National Book Award winner TA-NEHISI COATES (Between the World and Me) and illustrated by living legend BRIAN STELFREEZE, “A Nation Under Our Feet” is a story about dramatic upheaval in Wakanda and the Black Panther’s struggle to do right by his people as their ruler. The indomitable will of Wakanda — the famed African nation known for its vast wealth, advanced technology and warrior traditions — has long been reflected in the will of its monarchs, the Black Panthers. But now the current Black Panther, T’Challa, finds that will tested by a superhuman terrorist group called The People that has sparked a violent uprising among the citizens of Wakanda. T’Challa knows the country must change to survive — the question is, will the Black Panther survive the change?
Rated T+

 

BLOODLINES 1
BLOODLINES #1 (OF 6)
DC COMICS
(W) J. T. Krul (A/CA) V Kenneth Marion
When a meteor crashes to Earth, bringing with it an unspeakable alien presence that terrorizes a nearby small town, the lucky ones die first. As for the rest, they find themselves  locked in a hellish struggle for control of their bodies and their minds. This isn’t just an invasion. It’s an infestation. What would you do if the greatest threat to humanity was hidden away inside you?
Award-winning writer J.T. Krul (Teen Titans, Green Arrow, Jirni) and superstar-in-the-making V. Ken Marion (All New Soulfire, Jirni) bring you their dark and horrifying science-fiction epic about tortured souls who are cursed to a fate worse than death…much worse.

 

BRUCE LEE DRAGON RISES 1
BRUCE LEE DRAGON RISES #1
DARBY POP
(W) Jeff Kline, Shannon Lee (A) Brandon McKinney (CA) Bernard Chang
Bruce Lee never died. And he hasn’t aged. But, Bruce has no idea who he is or why so many “thugs” want a piece of him. Co-written by Bruce’s daughter, Shannon Lee, and Jackie Chan Adventures EP Jeff Kline. With alternate Frank Cho cover. Double-sized first issue!

 

EMPRESS 1
EMPRESS #1 (OF 7)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Mark Millar (A/CA) Stuart Immonen
Imagine you’re married to the worst bad guy from your favorite sci-fi movie. An alien dictator feared throughout the universe, who will kill you if you leave — but you need to escape for the sake of your three children. All you have are your wits, your bodyguard, and three guns. Welcome to EMPRESS, your new favorite comic.
RATED T+

 

HARLEY QUINN AND SUICIDE SQUAD APRIL FOOLS SPEC 1
HARLEY QUINN & SUICIDE SQUAD APRIL FOOLS SPECIAL #1
DC COMICS
(W) Rob Williams (A/CA) Jim Lee, Scott Williams
Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel, M.D., welcomes you to Evil Anonymous, the support group for super villains in need; where no problem is too insane or homicidal, and where discretion is assured as only a clown princess of crime can-which is to say, not at all. But when Harley Quinn starts using her patients’ own evil schemes against them, it turns out that a much bigger, far more dangerous, and truly life-altering joke is being played on her.

 

STAR WARS POE DAMERON 1
STAR WARS POE DAMERON #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Charles Soule, Chris Eliopoulos (A/CA) Phil Noto
AN ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES SPINNING OUT OF STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS!
Poe Dameron, former Republic flyer turned Resistance fighter, is the best pilot in the galaxy. Hand-picked for the resistance by General Leia Organa to lead a squadron on a top secret and vital mission…Poe sets off investigating sites of historical importance to the Force. Revealing backstory leading directly into the holidays’ greatest adventure, follow Poe and his X-Wing squadron on covert missions against the First Order brought to you by writer Charles Soule (Star Wars: Lando, Daredevil) and artist Phil Noto (Star Wars: Chewbacca, Black Widow)!
Rated T

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

AMADEUS CHO GENIUS AT WORK TP
AMADEUS CHO GENIUS AT WORK
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente (A) Various (CA) Gary Frank
• Get to know Cho! That’s teen genius Amadeus Cho, the seventh smartest person in the world – but who’s counting?
•  When Cho is declared “Mastermind Excello” by an intelligence contest, his life suddenly spins out of control – and now he’ll need all his smarts just to stay alive!
•  Luckily, Cho – and his adorable coyote pup, Kirby – quickly meet and befriend two of the Marvel Universe’s strongest powerhouses: Hercules and the Incredible Hulk!
•  When Cho investigates his sister’s fate, a complex web begins to unravel. Who has been manipulating him? And why?
•  Can the seventh smartest person on the planet solve the riddle of his own past and future?
•  Collecting material from AMAZING FANTASY (2004) #15; INCREDIBLE HULK (2000) #100; and INCREDIBLE HERCULES #126, #133, #135 and #137.
One-Shot/Rated T+

 

COLOR YOUR OWN CIVIL WAR TP
COLOR YOUR OWN CIVIL WAR TP
MARVEL COMICS
(W/A) Various (CA) TBD
Whose side are you on? Colored pencils, crayons or felt-tip pens? Reach a decision across page after page of all-out costumed warfare featuring Steve McNiven’s exquisitely rendered artwork just waiting for you to add the color! Captain America and Iron Man are the feuding Avengers leading the two sides of heroes that battle it out over the rights and wrongs of superhuman registration. This war is far from civil as friendships and teams are torn apart, and one fact is certain: The issues are anything but black-and-white. Luckily, that’s where you come in! From Shellhead’s gleaming red and gold to the stars and stripes of the Sentinel of Liberty, these monochromatic Marvels are crying out to be brought to life in an eye-popping kaleidoscope of conflict. The battle lines have been drawn – now, can you stay inside them?
All Ages

 

GIANT DAYS TP VOL 02
GIANT DAYS TP VOL 02
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) John Allison (A) Lissa Treiman, Max Sarin (CA) Lissa Treiman
Susan, Esther, and Daisy started at university three weeks ago and became fast friends because their dorm rooms were next to each other. Now, away from home for the first time, all three want to reinvent themselves. But in the face of hand-wringing boys, “personal experimentation,” influenza, mystery mold, nuchauvinism, and the willful, unwanted intrusion of “academia,” they may be lucky just to make it to spring alive. Collects issues #5-8.

 

WONDER WOMAN EARTH ONE HC VOL 01
WONDER WOMAN EARTH ONE HC VOL 01
DC COMICS
(W) Grant Morrison (A/CA) Yanick Paquette
In this new installment of the New York Times best-selling Earth One original graphic novel line, Grant Morrison (THE MULTIVERSITY) joins with Yanick Paquette (SWAMP THING, BATMAN, INC.) to reimagine  Wonder Woman for a new era. Encompassing the vision of her original creator, William Moulton Marston, Morrison presents a Diana who yearns to break free from her mother and the utopian society on Paradise Island to learn about the forbidden outside world. Her dreams may come true when Air Force pilot Steve Trevor crashes on their shores, and she must defy the laws of the Amazons to return him to Man’s World.
Is she ready for the culture shock that awaits her in America? And is the world ready for this Wonder Woman?

 

 

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“Justin’s Jabber” — Back Issues
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Hey-hey! Check out these sweet Batman keys that came in this week.

 

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Detective Comics #359, first appearance of Barbara Gordon as Batgirl, Very Good Minus (3.5) condition, $175. That’s right, very first appearance of Barbara Gordon. How ya’ like us now!

 

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Detective Comics #474, first appearance of Bronze Age Deadshot, Fine Plus (6.5) condition, $55. Now don’t let yourself become confused, this is the first appearance of Bronze Age or “New Look” Deadshot. This is the first time he dons the crazy red jumpsuit, wrist guns and the distinctive silver full face mask with the targeting reticle over the eye. Really this is the classic Deadshot look, not the goofy Golden Age look with the tophat and tails. I mean c’mon, is this guy supposed to be a top flight assassin or a Southern dandy?

 

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Hey look! It’s another raw copy of New Mutants #98, first appearance of Deadpool, Very Fine/Fine (7.0) condition, $250. Better come scoop this one up. You’d hate to be the last kid on your block to get a copy.

 

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Marvel Spotlight #32, first appearance of Spider-Woman, Very Fine/Fine (7.0) condition, $40.
Before she gave birth to her love child. Before she’d even decided to let her hair hang out of the back of her mask. Dynamite!

 

Comics for President 2016! U.S.A!! U.S.A.!!!

 

(Please note that the digital samples above are for clear image references only, and are NOT the actual books being offered for sale.)

 

 

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Games
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MyFirstStoneAge
MY FIRST STONE AGE
People haven’t always lived the same way they do nowadays! Back in the Stone Age, for example, men and women would need to hunt for food and build their own settlement from scratch. Playing My First Stone Age, let your imagination take you back to that time of adventure and fun as you take on the role of two stone age children, Jono and Jada, collecting berries, going fishing, and exploring the primitive world!

 

ShadowsOverInnistrad
MAGIC THE GATHERING: SHADOWS OVER INNISTRAD
On the plane of Innistrad, humanity is beset on all sides.
Horrors stalk in the shadows. Terrors scratch at doors in the night.
Only grim determination and staunch faith in their guardian archangel, Avacyn, keep them alive in this nightmarish realm. But odd things are afoot: the forces that had protected them have been twisted into something dark and strange.
The first of two in the Shadows Over Innistrad block, this 297-card expansion for Magic:The Gathering is offered in Booster Packs, Fat Packs, Intro Packs, and a Deck Builder’s Toolkit.

 

GameOfThronesTrivia
HBO GAME OF THRONES: THE TRIVIA GAME
Use your knowledge to conquer your foes and claim the Iron Throne! In Game of Thrones: The Trivia Game, two to four players or teams compete for control of key locations throughout Westeros by answering questions about the first four seasons of the hit HBO series. Choose more difficult questions to gain more control, accumulate resources to earn the favors of iconic characters, and strategically make (or break) alliances with other players. Featuring more than 1,200 questions, Game of Thrones: The Trivia Game offers fresh challenges and new details about Westeros.

 

KnitWit
KNIT WIT
In Knit Wit, players craft word categories using loops and spools, then find fun answers that match as many categories as possible. The more categories you match, the more points you score! Who will be quick enough to grab the bonus buttons? Every point counts when victory only hangs by a thread!
Designed by Matt Leacock, creator of Pandemic, Forbidden Island and Forbidden Desert: Thirst for Survival.

 

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THUNDER AND LIGHTNING
In Thunder & Lightning, take on the role of Thor or Loki and fight your way through your opponent’s army in an epic mythological showdown. Because Loki has stolen Odin’s Crown, the Allfather entrusted his son Thor with his prized ring of power, Draupnir, to help him defeat the vile trickster. But who really has what it takes to gain control over both relics and therefore claim the throne of Asgard?

 

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DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: ICONS OF THE REALMS SET 4- MONSTER MENAGERIE
Here There Be Monsters! In Monster Menagerie you will find a vast array of challenges for your heroes to overcome and allies to fight by your side. Face Bulettes as they use their powerful claws to tunnel through the earth when they hunt. Or the Gelatinous Cube as it scours dungeon passages in silent, predictable patterns, leaving perfectly clean paths in its wake. Or the Displacer Beast which takes its name from its ability to mask itself with illusion, displacing light so that it appears to be somewhere it is not. Will your heroes rise to the challenge?
Collect all 45 figures from Monster Menagerie, the latest set of randomly sorted monsters and heroes in the Icons of the Realms D&D miniatures line.
Each Icons of the Realms: Monster Menagerie Standard Booster contains four figures (one Large and three Medium or Small figures).

 

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MARVEL HEROCLIX: CAPTAIN AMERICA CIVIL WAR MOVIE STARTER SET & GRAVITY FEED
Celebrate the release of the blockbuster Captain America: Civil War movie with this all-new Marvel HeroClix starter! Each Starter Set includes six figures (Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, Falcon, Winter Soldier, and Black Panther) with all-new dials, one Avengers Compound map, a rulebook, a Powers and Abilities Card (PAC), Object and Terrain tokens, and Dice and Character cards.
Also available:
The Marvel HeroClix: Captain America Civil War Movie Gravity Feed brings all the action from the latest Marvel movie blockbuster to your tabletop with 10 different figures from the film to add to your HeroClix collection, four of which are exclusive to the core-hobby market. Each Gravity Feed contains 24 single-figure foil packs.

 

 

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LEGO MINIFIGURE DISPLAY CASE 16 RED/BLACK
ROOM COPENHAGEN
From Room Copenhagen. The Minifigure Displays are system-built, which allows you to build and expand as the collection grows. The Minifigure Display is easy to open and re-organize, or to fill up with new minifigures. There are holes in the back of the display to mount the display on the wall, or you can choose to have the display sitting on a shelf or on your desk. The Minifigure Display holds either 16 Minifigures. Comes in colors: Bright Red or Black. The LEGO Minifigure Displays bring fun to any room, whether you are a kid, a collector or an adult with a playful heart. NOTE: LEGO Minifigures not included.

 

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DC SUPERHERO BEST OF FIG COLL MAG #6 PENGUIN
EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD
The best figurines from the DC Super Hero Collection are being relaunched in metallic polyresin with new packaging, improved figurine bases and updated magazines. The collection features 1:21 scale figurines of DC Comics greatest heroes and villains. Each figurine comes with a 16-page booklet detailing the character’s history. Actual Figurine Size 3½ inches.

 

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DC SUPERHERO BEST OF FIG COLL MAG #8 GREEN ARROW
EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD
The best figurines from the DC Super Hero Collection are being relaunched in metallic polyresin with new packaging, improved figurine bases and updated magazines. The collection features 1:21 scale figurines of DC Comics greatest heroes and villains. Each figurine comes with a 16-page booklet detailing the character’s history.

 

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MARVEL PREM COLL THOR STATUE
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys release! Thou shalt not pass… without checking out this statue! The second full-size resin statue in the all-new Marvel Premier Collection is none other than Thor, God of Thunder! Based on a famous 1969 cover image, Thor wears his timeless classic outfit and swings his hammer as if preparing to hurl it skyward. Crouching on a circular base designed to represent Bifrost, the rainbow bridge of Asgard, this approximately 9″ statue of Thor is limited to only 3,000 pieces, and comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Sculpted by Clayburn Moore!

 

PONY
MY LITTLE PONY MYSTERY PONY
HASBRO TOY GROUP
Which beautiful pony figure is in this bag? There’s only one way to find out! You could get any one of 24 different ponies, and you won’t know which one it is until you open it. Each pony figure comes with a collector card, and you can collect all 24! Blind mystery box packaging.

 

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POP HEROES DEATHSTROKE PX VINYL FIGURE METALLIC
FUNKO
A Previews Exclusive! Longtime Teen Titans arch-villain and current foil to TV’s Arrow, Deathstroke, is captured as this cute POP! vinyl figure, available in Regular and Metallic colorways!

 

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    THE NEW VENOM TRAILER IS HERE!!!

    Sony Pictures have just released their latest trailer for Venom, and we think they've got a MONSTER hit on their hands, as the world is about to discover a new favorite Marvel character!!!

    The effects look great; the actors are first-rate, and Venom looks really, really creepy!!! In other words, we couldn't be more excited!!!

    Check out the trailer below, and stop by to see your friends at EC for the best Venom-ized books, comics, games, toys, collectibles, thcothckes and more!!!

    ENJOY!!!We Are #Venom. 10.5.18 One of Marvel's most enigmatic, complex and badass characters comes to the big screen, starring Academy Award® nominated actor Tom Har...
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    YOU'VE GOT INFINITY WAR QUESTIONS... THE CAST HAS ANSWERS!!!

    You may have heard of a little indy film coming to theaters this Thursday, but if not, almost the entire cast of Marvel Studios' latest epic, Avengers: Infinity War gathered at a press conference to take questions!!!

    The answers run from vague (no kidding) to laugh-out-loud hilarious, but thanks to host Jeff Goldblum, it's a fun and festive Q&A session!!!

    Robert Downey Jr's answer is Not Safe For Work, but we can guarantee that seeing the cast "assembled" will have you dying of anticipation as the casts of Iron Man, Captain America, Black Panther, Thor, Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Strange, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and more get you EVEN MORE pumped for this much-anticipated release!!!

    While you're waiting, of course, your friends at Emerald City Comics have a Marvel Universe - sized selection of Marvel comics, books, games, toys, collectibles, and tchotchkes to keep you satisfied!!!

    ENJOY!!!Shop the ITM store: www.InsideTheMagic.net/merch Visit www.InsideTheMagic.net for more theme park fun! Full press conference with the cast and ...
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    NEXT SATURDAY @ EC!!! INTERNATIONAL TABLETOP DAY!!!

    It's our annual International Tabletop Day 2018 at EC!!!!

    Be sure to stop by for a day of gaming fun!!! Plus, SAVE 15% OFF ALL GAMES and GAMING SUPPLIES!!!

    Check out the details below!!!
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    SUNSET OVER WATER

    Sometimes you need to get off the beaten path to find a beautiful landscape to paint. Wake up early, hike deep into nature, and find your perfect spot. Some paintings sell for commissions, others you’ll keep for yourself, but you’re always going that extra mile to find inspiration.

    Over six days, players gain Renown by hiking to beautiful locations to paint landscapes, which they’ll later sell. Each day, players choose a Planning Card, which allows them to travel through the Wilderness and paint (i.e., pick up Landscape Cards). At day’s end, they can sell paintings to earn Renown (i.e., turn in Landscape Cards to gain Commission cards worth Renown). Players also earn Renown by completing Daily Goals and by possessing Landscape Paintings at game’s end.

    NINJAK VS THE VALIANT UNIVERSE CARD GAME

    Free promo cards and Ninjak vs The Valiant Universe comic included! (While supplies last).

    The greatest heroes in the VALIANT UNIVERSE must team up to stop one of their own! NINJAK, MI-6's deadliest operative, has stolen an object of immense power and you must build up your power in order to survive against all the gadgets and threats he will throw at you while working towards your hidden agenda.

    It won't be easy... are you up for the challenge?

    Throughout the game, you will collect various tactics and artifacts that both make you more powerful so you can fight Ninjak while also earning you points towards your hidden agenda. The game ends after all of Ninjak's threats have been eliminated. You will need to work together with the other players to survive, but only the one who best completes their hidden objective will win the game.

    Warning: Contains violent images.

    ENDLESS PASS

    Enter the Endless Pass, survive the never-ending horde of the Endless, and compete with other vikings to claim the title of Conqueror of the Pass!

    In Endless Pass, players fight the scaly Endless to gain glory. The pass is also filled with weapons and runes to aid in defeating Endless, while allowing you to heal yourself. Combined with your action cards like attack, defend, evade, steal, and hide, you have more ways to defeat, evade, or defend against the Endless. However, whatever Endless are not defeated continue to plague the other vikings as they walk the Pass! You may also battle the other vikings. After all, you are fighting for glory and a place in Valhalla.

    The last viking standing or the first to acquire ten glory, while surviving the turn, wins the game. If none of the players survive, then the player with most glory is declared the Conqueror in Valhalla.

    5 MINUTE DUNGEON

    5 Minute Dungeon is a chaotic, co-­operative, real-­time card game in which players have only five minutes to escape the randomized dungeon. Communication and teamwork are critical to survival because there's no time to form a carefully considered plan — and no predicting what dangers lie ahead.

    In more detail, players assume the role of one of ten heroes, each with special cards and abilities. Once the five-minute timer starts, the race is on to defeat all the monsters inside the dungeon. In order to defeat a monster, players must match symbols from their hand with ones on the monster's card. At the end of each dungeon is a powerful dungeon boss — and after the first boss is defeated, the campaign continues to the second boss. Each boss, and each randomized dungeon, gets harder until players reach the fifth and final boss.

    LEGENDARY CREATURES

    There is a great buzz of excitement throughout the halls of Kajan, the School of Life, as the High Council has announced a Trial of Nature’s Grace! When a group of apprentices show sufficient promise, a Trial is called. Over a period of three days the apprentices racing through the realms attempting to earn renown in the minds of their teachers, but most importantly in the eyes of the fantastic creatures. Each student is given an Amulet, allowed the same three spells, and start their travels with an identical group of creatures who aid them with magical energy and fantastic abilities.

    The objective of Legendary Creatures is to win the trial and advance to the rank of Druid. Players do this with the aid of fantastic creatures who assist them in their quest for renown, whatever form it may take. An apprentice’s final rank in each elemental realm, renown earned through great feats, and expeditions to distant landmarks determines who becomes the next Druid!

    Legendary Creatures is played over three days, each of which consists of AM, Afternoon, and PM turns. Players draw 4 creatures from their individual decks, then play 3 into their stable and send one on a solo expedition. Order and types of creatures determine initiative and resource generation for the round. Players then take turns selecting the realm they'd like to travel in, the resources they generate, and the spells they cast. This is repeated each portion of the day with a final expedition at the end of the PM portion. Ultimate leadership in each realm and via their expeditions reward victory points to determine the winner.
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    THE FINAL "JURASSIC WORLD" TRAILER IS HERE!!!

    Universal Studios Entertainment has released its final trailer for Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard's Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and it looks like a real nail-biter (even if that nail is a little long and lethal)!!!

    We can't wait for this next installment, but if you're also frustrated by the wait, your friends at EC can unearth lots of comics, books, games, toys, collectibles, and tchotchkes to keep you entertained!!!

    ENJOY!!!Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom In Theaters June 22, 2018 www.jurassicworld.com It’s been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World...
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    EC Book Club: Monstress vol 1! is Wednesday, May 2nd in "The Hub" in the center of the store!

    The EC Book Club meets the FIRST WEDNESDAY of the month from 6:30-7:30 pm to chat about the featured book.

    We usually begin each meeting with a "Comics 101" slideshow giving some historical, artistic, or social background on the book, and then we dive right into discussion! Here's the Comics 101 slideshow for our previous ECBC meeting for Tom King's BATMAN VOL 1: I AM GOTHAM!EC Book Club\ is Wednesday, May 2nd in "The Hub" in the center of the store!

    The EC Book Club meets the FIRST WEDNESDAY of the month from 6:30-7:30 pm to chat about the featured book.

    We usually begin each meeting with a "Comics 101" slideshow giving some historical, artistic, or social background on the book, and then we dive right into discussion! Here's the Comics 101 slideshow for our previous ECBC meeting for Tom King's BATMAN VOL 1: I AM GOTHAM!
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    DC Comics and Superman are celebrating the ONE THOUSANDTH ISSUE of Action Comics, which is on EC's New Comics wall starting tomorrow, April 18th at EC!!!

    We celebrated with free Superman stickers, a raffle for an 80 Years of Superman hardcover book, plus, all of the Action #1,000 variant covers... and of course, free pics and autographs from the Man of Steel himself!!!

    All Things Nerdy were also here, leading games in our Event Room!!!

    Thanks so much to everyone who came out to be part of our celebration!!! Thanks to you, we had a "SUPER" day!!!DC Comics and Superman are celebrating the ONE THOUSANDTH ISSUE of Action Comics, which is on EC's New Comics wall starting tomorrow, April 18th at EC!!!

    We celebrated with free Superman stickers, a raffle for an 80 Years of Superman hardcover book, plus, all of the Action #1,000 variant covers... and of course, free pics and autographs from the Man of Steel himself!!!

    All Things Nerdy were also here, leading games in our Event Room!!!

    Thanks so much to everyone who came out to be part of our celebration!!! Thanks to you, we had a "SUPER" day!!!
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    ECBC: Comics recommendations by “Doctor Vince”! 4/17/18

    “Doctor Vince” is a rocket scientist by day, and an EC Book Club (ECBC) moderator by night! EC Book Club: Monstress vol 1! is the featured book at our next ECBC meeting.

    Here is the book 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 this book when it arrives, please call the store at 727-398-2665 or email our Books & New Comics Merchant Frank at comics@emeraldcitycomics.com, to reserve a copy!

    From the Previews Catalog #355, April 2018 (for books arriving mainly in June 2018)…
    www.previewsworld.com/catalog

    Valerian and Laureline - Shingouzlooz Inc. (page 369) - A new graphic novel starring those much beloved "agents spatio-temporel" — Valérian et Laureline. Before the dubious movie from 2017 came the amazing and charming comics adventures of two space/time agents at war both with the galactic empire which they serve and forces arrayed against it across the time-stream. Check it out! ($13.95)

    Preview page by Mathiue Laffray shows the influence of American artists, such as comics legend John Buscema, on his artwork
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    BAT-FANS, REJOICE!!! A LOST ADAM WEST CLIP APPEARS!!!

    Holy safety tips!!!

    Fans of Adam West and his Batman 66 series have a lot to be excited about today!!! A new PSA from May of 1967 has found its way from Britain to the United States!!! It has never been seen before stateside, and features Batman teaching kids the proper way to cross the street, known as the Kerb Drill!!!

    The PSA is beautifully over-the-top as you would expect, but the highlight is the extremely long, (and excruciatingly awkward), pause in which Batman is holding a young boy, waiting for the director to yell, "cut"!

    Sadly, Mr. West passed away last June, but as this clip proves, he was a great talent who can bring joy by merely standing still!!!

    If you're looking for Batman '66 items, your friends at EC have a Batcave full of books, comics, games, toys, collectibles and tchotchkes, waiting for you at our same Bat-Time, same Bat Channel!!!

    Just be careful as you cross the street to get here!!! ENJOY, citizens!!!youtube.com
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    Celebrate 1000 issues of Action Comics with an all-star lineup of top talent as they pay tribute to the comic that started it all! From today's explosive action to a previously unpublished tale illustrated by the legendary Curt Swan to the Man of Tomorrow's future — this very special, oversized issue presents the best of the best in Superman stories!

    Featuring all-new art and stories by a ton of great artists and writers — including the first DC Comics story from Marvel Comics superstar BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS!

    In addition to the regular cover by fan-favorite JIM LEE, Action Comics #1000 will also feature these decades-spanning variant covers:

    STEVE RUDE (1930s)
    MICHAEL CHO (1940s)
    DAVE GIBBONS (1950s)
    MICHAEL ALLRED (1960s)
    JIM STERANKO (1970s)
    JOSHUA MIDDLETON (1980s)
    DAN JURGENS (1990s)
    LEE BERMEJO (2000s)
    ...PLUS A BLANK VARIANT COVER!

    This comic will be available on Wednesday, April 18th at 11am, while supplies last!

    * PLEASE NOTE: To ensure we are offering these comics to as many Guests as possible, all Guests will be limited to one copy of each cover. Thank you for your understanding!
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    Ratland

    This is a Kickstarter game that will only be avaliable while supplies last

    Make your rat clan the most powerful gang of the sewer!

    In Ratland, each player controls a rat clan and they will try to turn them into the most crowded one. To achieve such a task, you´ll have to outwit your opponents to get the most possible food you can, even if you have to snatch it from your neighbors! But beware, they will try to do the same to you.

    Thanos Rising: Avengers Infinity War

    Thanos Rising: Avengers Infinity War is a cooperative dice and card game for 2-4 players.

    In the game, players recruit heroes and assemble a team to face off against Thanos and his villainous forces in an effort to thwart him from accomplishing his master plan: Collecting all six Infinity Stones to power the Infinity Gauntlet and wreak havoc on the very fabric of reality. Building upon the strengths of the characters on their team, as well as other players, winning requires critical thinking and communication to reach a common goal.

    Halloween

    It's Halloween — time to haunt poor unfortunate humans who think the holiday is all fun and games, but wait until you unleash ghosts upon this little town. Use your knowledge and wit to summon ghosts, move them around town, scare people, and even fight other ghosts because only one demon lord can boast of being the scariest demon lord of them all.

    Halloween is a tactical game for 2 to 4 players in which you take on the role of a demon lord that controls the many ghosts on the board. Carefully plan your actions through a unique mechanism that allows you to manage multiple ghosts to try to outwit your opponents. Summon ghosts, move them round the board, fight other ghosts, or use one of the numerous action cards that can give you great tactical advantage.

    Black Souls

    Designer Inc's latest video game title Black Souls has achieved international success! Hailed as one of the toughest digital games ever, it has attracted millions of hardcore gamers. The secret behind this huge success lies not in just making an extremely difficult game. Anyone can do that. The true challenge lies in balancing it to be as difficult as possible, but still fair enough that the very best players can survive to the end. Alas, the game studio is heavily short staffed and the management is looking to hire one more Game Designer for developing more content in Black Souls.

    You have been given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be hired by Designer Inc as a level designer, an integral part of Black Souls' development team! As one of the finalist candidates, you must prove your designing skills under the judging eyes of your future employers in an 'Early Beta Access' trial to create a level that best reflects the spirit of Black Souls - a very difficult, yet fair game. A group of seasoned playtesters will be sent to try out your carefully designed level, and provide feedback on whether they like or dislike it at the end of the run. If the level is too easy, they would not feel challenged at all. If it is too hard, they would all be killed and find it unfair. Who will be the final candidate to be inducted into the ranks of Designer Inc?

    This is a uniquely themed game - A game about designing a game!

    Monopoly Gamer (Standard and Collectors Edition)

    It's the Monopoly game with a Nintendo twist as it joins forces with beloved Nintendo video game characters. Instead of standard Monopoly tokens, the game features Super Mario characters, each with their own special powers within gameplay. Play as Mario, Princess Peach, Yoshi, or Donkey Kong. Finish the game by defeating Bowser at the end! It's not just about money in this game; players earn points by buying Properties, collecting Coins, and beating Bosses. The player with the highest score wins the game.

    Features Nintendo's Super Mario characters
    Coins replace Monopoly money
    Power-up die activates special abilities
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    THE NEW INCREDIBLES TRAILER IS HERE!!!
    Disney Pixar has just released their latest trailer for The Incredibles II, and it looks like it is going to be more than worth the wait!!!

    The humor and action both really shine in this preview, and we can't wait for it to charge its way into theaters on June 15th!!!

    While you're waiting, be sure to stop by and see your friends at EC for lots of Disney and superhero books, comics, games, toys, collectibles, tchotchkes and more!!!

    ENJOY!!!Incredibles 2 Official Trailer #3 (2018) Disney Pixar Animated Movie HD Subscribe for more official Trailers, TV Spots, Movie Clips, Featurettes and exclusiv...
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    Marvel's newest series "Venomized" brings back your favorite symbiote as he and "Venomized" versions of your favorite heroes burst into action, and EC was there to celebrate the launch with Venom and Spidey himself!!!

    We gave out TWO free Venom comics, featuring Spider-Man, as well as some Venomized promos, a cool Funko raffel featuring the Spidey Marvel Collector Corps box, and of course, our friends form All Things Nerdy were here, along with Venom and Spidey for free pics and autographs!!!

    It was also a "warm up" day for Free Comic Book Day, which will be here at EC on Sat., May 5th, so we were able to give away lots of extra free comics!!!

    Thanks so much to everyone who "swung by" to see us!!!Marvel's newest series "Venomized" brings back your favorite symbiote as he and "Venomized" versions of your favorite heroes burst into action, and EC was there to celebrate the launch with Venom and Spidey himself!!!

    We gave out TWO free Venom comics, featuring Spider-Man, as well as some Venomized promos, a cool Funko raffel featuring the Spidey Marvel Collector Corps box, and of course, our friends form All Things Nerdy were here, along with Venom and Spidey for free pics and autographs!!!

    It was also a "warm up" day for Free Comic Book Day, which will be here at EC on Sat., May 5th, so we were able to give away lots of extra free comics!!!

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    Here are the comics and graphic novels that caught our attention in this month’s Previews!

    To ensure that you get these books when they arrive, please call the store at 727-398-2665, or email our Books & New Comics Merchant at comics@emeraldcitycomics.com, to reserve a copy!

    From the Previews Catalog #355, APRIL 2018 (for books arriving mainly in JUNE 2018)…

    www.previewsworld.com/catalog

    LIKELY STORIES HC
    DARK HORSE COMICS
    (W) Neil Gaiman, Mark Buckingham (A/CA) Mark Buckingham
    These dark and imaginative tales feature an odd and subtly linked world of bizarre venereal diseases, a creepy old woman who feasts on raw meat, a man obsessed with a skin model from a magazine, and a story within a story about ghosts.
    From Hugo, Eisner, Newbery, Harvey, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, and Nebula award-winning author Neil Gaiman and his longtime, Eisner award-winning collaborator Mark Buckingham (Fables) comes a graphic novel not to be missed!





    MAN OF STEEL #1
    DC COMICS
    (W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Joe Prado, Ivan Reis (CA) Miguelanxo Prado, Ivan Reis
    The highly anticipated six-issue weekly miniseries begins under the guiding hand of superstar writer Brian Michael Bendis!!!
    A new era begins for Superman as a threat from his earliest origins reemerges to destroy the Last Son of Krypton. As Superman struggles to come to grips with what has happened to his wife and son, he must also face a new threat that's determined to burn down Metropolis!

    UNEXPECTED #1
    DC COMICS
    (W) Steve Orlando (A) Ryan Sook, Cary Nord (CA) Ryan Sook
    In the aftermath of DARK NIGHTS: METAL, the DC Universe has been forever changed as new heroes are called out of the shadows. Amid this all is Janet Fals...Firebrand! Once a paramedic dedicated to saving lives, she must now start a fight once every 24 hours to feed the Conflict Engine that's replaced her heart. But Janet's heart isn't just a curse-it's a beacon, drawing out both the mysterious Neon the Unknown and the seductive, malevolent Bad Samaritan. One of them wants to cut out her heart, the other wants to save it-but neither of them knows the true danger hidden within that will kick off a superhero manhunt ranging from Thanagar to the deepest heart of the Dark Multiverse!

    LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN TEMPEST #1
    IDW - TOP SHELF
    (W) Alan Moore (A/CA) Kevin O'Neill
    After an epic twenty-year journey through the entirety of human culture, Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill conclude both their legendary League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and their equally legendary comic-book careers with the series' spectacular fourth and final volume, "The Tempest." This six-issue miniseries is a celebration of everything comics were, are and could be. Opening simultaneously in the panic-stricken headquarters of British Military Intelligence, the fabled Ayesha's lost African city of Kor and the domed citadel of 'We' on the devastated Earth of the year 2996, the dense and yet furiously-paced narrative hurtles like an express locomotive across the fictional globe. This is literally, and literarily, the story to end all stories. Here's how it begins. This is literally, and literarily, the story to end all stories. Here's how it begins.

    MAGIC ORDER #1
    IMAGE COMICS
    (W) Mark Millar (A/CA) Olivier Coipel
    We live in a world where we've never seen a monster, and The Magic Order is the reason we sleep safely in our beds. Magic meets the mob in THE MAGIC ORDER, as five families of magicians-sworn to protect our world for generations-must battle an enemy who's picking them off one by one. By day, they live among us as our neighbors, friends, and co-workers, but by night, they are the sorcerers, magicians, and wizards that protect us from the forces of darkness...unless the darkness gets them first. MARK MILLAR's first NETFLIX comic book, drawn by the incredible OLIVIER COIPEL (Amazing Spider-Man, Thor).

    THOR #1
    MARVEL COMICS
    (W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Michael Del Mundo
    JASON AARON & MIKE DEL MUNDO TAKE THE PRINCE OF ASGARD IN A WHOLE NEW DIRECTION!
    Thor Odinson has regained his mantle - and with it, a wild new world of trouble on his mighty hands! The artifacts of Asgard have been scattered across the earth, and to reclaim them, Thor will have to face some ugly truths. Like the production cost of hundreds of new hammers! And the Thunder God is going to need every last one of them if he's going to stop the unstoppable Juggernaut. Jason Aaron takes the Prince of Asgard in a whole new direction with YOUNG GUN artist Mike Del Mundo joining him at the helm! And don't miss the latest chapter of the King Thor saga with acclaimed BLACK BOLT artist Christian Ward, as the Thor of the far future encounters an old friend who's undergone some startling changes.





    SENTRY #1
    MARVEL COMICS
    (W) Jeff Lemire (A) Aaron Kim Jacinto (CA) Bryan Hitch
    THE GOLDEN GUARDIAN IS BACK! FRESH FROM THE PAGES OF DOCTOR STRANGE...
    ...but is that really such a good thing?
    The greatest hero that the Marvel Universe ever forgot has returned! The Sentry - shining sentinel with the power of a thousand exploding suns - is back from the dead, but his troubled mind is far from finding peace. By day, he trudges through a mundane life as Bob Reynolds; at night, the Sentry soars across a gleaming, perfect skyline. But how much of the Sentry's dual existence is real? And what of his dark other self, the Void?
    Jeff Lemire (MOON KNIGHT, Black Hammer) returns to Marvel and unites with Kim Jacinto (AVENGERS: NO SURRENDER) for this mind-bending series that will shake the Sentry, and the Marvel Universe, to its foundations.





    BY NIGHT #1
    BOOM! STUDIOS
    (W) John Allison (A/CA) Christine Larsen
    �Eisner-Award winning author John Allison (Giant Days) and artist Christine Larsen (Adventure Time) join forces for a story about coming home, discovering identity, and accidently smashing a hole to another dimension.
    Aspiring documentarian (and actual Chemistry major) Jane has recently reunited with her former best friend Heather, amateur urban explorer. When a trip into an abandoned industrial building leads them to another world, their plan begins to unfold.create a documentary about the world and become filthy, filthy rich. The other side of the portal is filled with monsters, magic and a chance for a whole new life. All they have to do is step through�...
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    Emerald City Comics

    CELEBRATE ACTION COMICS #1,000 WITH SUPERMAN... AND A WHOLE LOTTA VARIANTS!!!

    Join us at EC THIS SATURDAY for our Action Comics #1,000 Celebration With Superman at EC! event, where we'll have FREE Superman STICKERS at 11am!!!

    Plus, MEET SUPERMAN, LIVE & IN-PERSON for FREE PICS & AUTOGRAPHS from 11am-1pm & 3-5pm!! (Local cosplay actor)

    AND, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* the SUPERMAN CELEBRATION HARDCOVER and ALL EIGHT ACTION #1,000 VARIANTS from DC Comics!!!

    This Saturday ONLY, and ONLY at EC!!!
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    2 weeks ago

    Emerald City Comics

    THE NEW "STAR WARS" TRAILER FOR HAN SOLO IS HERE!!!

    Disney/ Star Wars's latest, Solo: A Star Wars Story has finally gotten a new trailer, and it looks like they're pulling out all the stops!!!

    Have you got a bad feeling about this... or a good feeling?

    We'll all find out when the movie releases on May 25th!!

    In the meantime, your friends at EC have a galaxy-wide selection of Star Wars comics, books, games, toys, tchocthckes and collectibles just waiting for you to discover them!!!

    May the Force be with you!!! Enjoy!!!Watch the new trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story and see it in theaters May 25. Visit Star Wars at www.starwars.com Subscribe to Star Wars on YouTube...
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