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.

 

GREEN ARROW
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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    MONSTERPOCALYPSE: PROTECTORS AND DESTROYERS STARTER SETS

    Monsterpocalypse is a fast-moving, action-packed battle miniatures game played with detailed hobby miniatures that players assemble and paint to portray the most fearsome giant monsters on Earth!

    When the battle begins, you’ll command your monster and lead your units into the city to hunt down and destroy your opponent’s monster. Your monster and units each have weapons and abilities that are activated by special dice to help you achieve ultimate victory.

    Monsters can increase their power throughout the game by smashing buildings and destroying enemy units. When two monsters fight each other, the results are devastating—they can throw each other across the city, rampage through buildings, and suplex each other into radioactive rubble! The last monster standing wins the game.

    MESOZOOIC

    The age of the dinosaurs is back — this time safely behind glass! Build the best dino zoo and impress your guests in a frantic, real-time puzzle game.

    Dinosaurs are back and the world is clamoring to see them! In Mesozooic, it's your job as the director to plan and construct a zoo that will surpass any others. Fill your zoo with a variety of crowd-pleasing features: wow your visitors with towering dinosaur enclosures, entertain them with prehistoric attractions, and let them travel around the zoo in style on a network of monorails.

    Over the course of three rounds, players draft the most desirable features into their hand, piece their zoo together in real-time, and score each layout to see who has created the best zoo.

    After drafting your favorite features, you’ll have to organize them in your zoo—but things won’t always go as planned! Race against time by frantically sliding the cards one at a time to match up features and optimize your zoo’s layout. Complete dinosaur enclosures, connect monorail tracks, and maintain your attractions to score points. The zoo with the best layout will score the most points!

    When drafting cards, you can choose to customize your zoo however you like. Choose from attractions, monorails, dinosaur enclosures, or topiary.

    Guests will be dazzled by the larger-than-life attractions at your zoo. Pterodactyls soar through the aviary, dinosaur eggs hatch in the nursery, and underwater creatures swim through the bright blue waters of the aquarium. Your zoo can include any or all of these attractions! To keep things running smoothly, attractions need to be regularly maintained. In order to score attractions in your zoo, you must keep a maintenance truck next to the attraction.

    While visiting your zoo, guests will need to get around. Hopping on the monorail will quickly transport your guests to other corners of the park. In order to be effective, the monorail’s route must be connected. If you can continue the track, each connection will score points for your zoo.

    The highlight of the zoo is, of course, the dinosaurs themselves! Let guests come face to face with these creatures from another age. Create the perfect environment for gentle herbivores or powerful carnivores, each in their own enclosure. Each completed enclosure will score points.

    Careful planning and quick thinking can give you the edge. Astonish guests with the amazing creatures from a land before time. Will guests flock to your dinosaur zoo?

    TROIKA

    Not far into the future, a stone was found in a star — then more stones were found, and it turns out that if you combine three of these stones in the right way, you create a very valuable jewel. What's more, you can combine them in a different way to create fuel.

    In Troika, you are an adventurer who has dreamed of making a fortune, so you've travelled to this star along with other wanderers. Unfortunately, your spacecraft has no more fuel, so while you'd like to create jewels, if you don't also create fuel, you'll die as the richest person at the end of the universe!

    In the game, you place all the heptagonal tiles face down on the table, and on a turn you either draw a face-down tile or take a face-up tile that someone returned to the table. You have a hand limit of seven tiles, and within that limit you're trying to collect both three tiles of the same number (to serve as fuel) and three tiles in numerical order (to transform into a gem). If you have no fuel, you can't win the game; of those who do have fuel, the player with the most valuable jewel wins.

    LEGEND OF THE FIVE RINGS RPG

    It is an era of sudden change and upheaval in Rokugan. Mortal schemes, natural calamities, and celestial turmoil alike have disrupted the political, military, and spiritual equilibrium of the land. Long-simmering rivalries and fresh betrayals ripple through the courts and on the battlefield. The Chrysanthemum Throne is beset by threats from without and within, and the honor of the seven Great Clans shall be put to the test. Who among the clans will prove strong enough to guide Rokugan in these tumultuous times? Will their names be lifted up beside those of the honored ancestors, or will they fall among the ranks of the empire’s most infamous villains?

    This is the stage of the Legend of the Five Rings Roleplaying Core Rulebook, a new roleplaying experience in the world of Rokugan.

    KING OF TOKYO: ANUBIS MONSTER PACK

    He is coming for you! While rampaging through a history museum, you accidentally stepped on a sarcophagus, causing Anubis to appear, intent upon avenging the profaned mummy. Can you escape the wrath of the God of the Dead as he showers curses on the town?

    The Anubis Monster Pack is compatible with the King of Tokyo and King of New York base games and with all their expansions. The Anubis Monster Pack introduces a new game component in the form of the die of fate! You can use the die of fate in your games even if you play without Evolution cards or are not playing with Anubis.
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    "THE BOYS" TRAILER IS HERE!!!

    The upcoming Amazon.com Prime series, The Boys (comic book), based on the Dynamite comic series, just released their New York City Comicon trailer!!!

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    SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS: A GEMSTONE MINING GAME

    Play Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: A Gemstone Mining Game and press your luck as you collect valuable gems from the mine and earn bonus points by discovering gem combinations from Snow White objectives.

    In the game, which is based on Quartz, you and your fellow dwarfs do what you do best — mine for gemstones. It's off to work you go, collecting as many as you can to trade in for Snow White pie points. Beware of your friends as well as the dangers that lurk in the mine that could force you to return home empty-handed. Have the most pie points after five days in the mine, and you win!

    FALLOUT WASTELAND WARFARE

    In Fallout: Wasteland Warfare, players build their own crew from a wide range of factions, allies, and iconic characters from the Fallout series, then play in apocalyptic games of 3-30 high-quality 32mm scale resin miniatures through a huge variety of iconic scenery and settlement buildings, from the Red Rocket to Sanctuary Hills, Nuka-Cola vending machines and wrecked vehicles. Settlements include buildings, defenses, and resources that impact the crew's army list and abilities in the wasteland.

    Fallout: Wasteland Warfare includes an entire narrative campaign arc as well as unique random missions with narrative-style objectives, and crew caps recovered in missions can be used to improve the crew's perks, weapons, gear, and upgrades for the next encounter. In either player vs. player or tournament mode, players try to survive the tabletop wasteland.

    The game also comes with a customizable solo-play AI deck to control enemies that play to their strengths and replicate a faction's tactics while attempting a narrative mission or perfecting settlement-building strategy. Players can also team up with a friend to defend a larger settlement or explore narrative missions in cooperative games against AI forces or the post-apocalyptic dangers of the wasteland.

    The Fallout: Wasteland Warfare two player starter set contains 32mm scale high-quality hardened PVC miniatures with scenic bases. Miniatures are fully assembled. You can upgrade this with the resin miniatures upgrade kit to get all the miniatures in multi-part high-quality resin.

    RICK AND MORTY TRIVIAL PURSUIT

    Trivial Pursuit: Rick and Morty allows fans of the hit television series to test their knowledge from 600 questions relating to Frienemies, Technology & Science, Locations, Rick and the Family, History & Events and a Wubalubadubdub Wild Card category.

    SPACE PARK

    Ride a rocket to extraordinary destinations across our galaxy. During your travels you will gather exotic crystals that further our understanding of what’s out there. Use these crystals to complete exploration badges and turn them in at the mysterious Outpost 13 to prove yourself as the galaxy’s next great space explorer!

    Space Park features a modular board where seven destinations are randomly arranged to form a circle between players. During a player's turn, rockets will be on three of the board's seven destinations. These rockets symbolize what destinations are available for a player to travel to. Once a player travels to a destination by performing its action, that rocket moves to the next open destination clockwise.

    Destinations feature actions such as gaining a certain type of crystal, acquiring a new badge to work toward, turning in your crystals for Explorer Points, or using your trusty explorer-bot Scout to help out. The player with the most Explorer Points at the end of the game wins.

    MICROPOLIS

    Gather your ants in Micropolis, and send them through the anthill to do your bidding. What do you want? Fruit? Warriors? A queen? Even more ants?!

    Each player starts with a central location that will be surrounded by ten tiles over the course of the game, with the tiles being connected by a series of tunnels. Over ten rounds, players draft tiles one at a time, with the player with the largest army going first. They can take the first tile in line, or place an ant on each tile they want to pass to get to something better. The tiles have various roles on them: Queens who if alone can improve their space; Nannies who give you extra ant soldiers; Architects who let you take any tile for free; Warriors who attack the first player; Generals who manage the movement of your ant soldiers; and Fruit gatherers who collect fruits, which score based on the variety you have.

    Ants at the end of the game are worth one point each, and whoever has the largest army earns an additional 5 points.

    FOLKLORE: THE AFFLICTION

    Embark on a cooperative epic adventure that is Folklore the Affliction. Find and destroy the source of the evil spreading its claws into the heart of the land, decimating its people and resources. Free the denizens from the scourge of vampirism and lycanthropy and expand your power and abilities. Are you a survivor, or will you play as your ghost? Will you fall to the bloodlust or the taint of lycanthropy yourself?

    Folklore: The Affliction is an expandable ongoing horror RPG board game for 1-5 players that focuses on immersive storyline, strategic combat, character development and intense character customization elements. Your successes and failures, encounters and challenges can affect the entire group raising the ante and fueling interaction. Play one of six customizable and unique characters in a quest to gain Lore by conquering the supernatural Afflictions. Travel the land and enter dark locations where the action becomes a miniature based dungeon crawl. Uncover deeper and more intriguing storylines as you go further into darkness in your quest to drive the evil back into the hell it came from.

    Dying in Folklore is not the end for your character... dead characters play on as their ghost with ethereal powers to strike down your foes from beyond the grave. You are never truly out of the action. Customizable abilities even include those that can strengthen your character in the afterlife!
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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 comics 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 #361, October 2018 (for comics arriving mainly in December 2018)…

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    BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #1
    DC COMICS
    (W) Scott Snyder (A/CA) Jock
    Left rattled by the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL, Bruce Wayne must come face to face with the nightmares spawned from the Dark Multiverse. But even though evil devoured evil in the collapse of Challengers Mountain, the Dark Knight still has his doubts. He discovers that the Batman Who Laughs not only survived the fight with The Joker at the end of METAL, but now he is enacting a sinister plan across the Multiverse-something both terrifying and oddly familiar. But when Bruce Wayne realizes the only way to stop this madman is to kill him, he must consider violating the very rule Batman won't break...the same rule that created this insatiable villain-the Batman Who Laughs!

    MISTER MIRACLE TP - TOM KING & MITCH GERADS
    DC COMICS
    (W) Tom King (A/CA) Mitch Gerads
    The critically acclaimed 12-issue mini-series!
    Scott Free is the greatest escape artist who ever lived. So great that he escaped Granny Goodness' gruesome orphanage and the dangers of Apokolips to travel across galaxies and set up a new life on Earth with his wife, the former Female Fury known as Big Barda. Using the stage alter ego of Mister Miracle, he has made a career for himself showing off his acrobatic escape techniques. He even caught the attention of the Justice League, which counted him among its ranks.
    You might say Scott Free has everything...so why isn't it enough? Mister Miracle has mastered every illusion, achieved every stunt, pulled off every trick-except one. He has never escaped death. Is it even possible? Our hero is going to have to kill himself if he wants to find out.

    MILES MORALES SPIDER-MAN #1
    MARVEL COMICS
    (W) Saladin Ahmed (A) Javi Garron (CA) Brian Stelfreeze
    Balancing his normal life, school, parents, etc...and super-heroing has never been easy, but when the Rhino and a cadre of mysterious criminals start plaguing Brooklyn, things take a dark turn. And Miles doesn't even know the half of it yet. Eisner Award-winner Saladin Ahmed (BLACK BOLT) and Young Gun Javier Garrón (ANT-MAN & THE WASP) bring you the latest incarnation of the coolest character in the Marvel Universe!

    ASTONISHING X-MEN BY MATT ROSENBERG TP UNTIL OUR HEARTS STOP
    MARVEL COMICS
    (W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Greg Land, Travel Foreman (CA) Oscar Bazaldua
    The Reavers are back, and they have a new weapon that only Havok knows about. It's going to take a ragtag group of X-Men to save a world that hates and fears them! But after his villainous turn, can any of his old friends really trust Alex Summers? And can he blame them? Find out as Havok, Beast, Warpath, Colossus and Dazzler reluctantly form an all-new, all-different, all-astonishing squad! But their enemies might not really be what they seem - and Havok's dark days may not quite be behind him! Plus: Jean Grey struggles to make sense of her life post-resurrection. Who better to help than her oldest friends - Beast, Angel and Iceman? How about a rather unexpected guest: their former mentor, Professor Charles Xavier - now the man known as X! Collecting ASTONISHING X-MEN (2017) #13-17 and ASTONISHING X-MEN ANNUAL (2018) #1.

    TONY STARK IRON MAN TP VOL 01 SELF MADE MAN
    MARVEL COMICS
    (W) Dan Slott (A) Valerio Schiti, Lim, Gang Hyuk (CA) Alexander Lozano
    From the cusp of tomorrow's dreams to the forefront of imagination, one man always soars on the cutting edge of adventure! You know his name. Everyone knows his name! Tony Stark is Iron Man. And Iron Man...is an idea. Always changing. Always evolving. Now, Dan Slott and Valerio Schiti propel the ultimate self-made hero to new heights of inventiveness! But Tony has been holding back an enormous secret since his return, and there's only one person on Earth he'd trust with it: James Rhodes! This will change everything. Plus: Jocasta! Machine Man! The Gauntlet! The Wasp! Sunset Bain! Arno Stark! And the Manticore, the most powerful assault vehicle in the Marvel Universe! Tony Stark is Iron Man. The future is now. Strap in! Collecting TONY STARK: IRON MAN #1-5.

    DIE #1
    IMAGE COMICS
    (W) Kieron Gillen (A) Stephanie Hans, Stephanie Hans
    THE WICKED + THE DIVINE writer KIERON GILLEN teams up with artist supernova STEPHANIE HANS (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE 1831, Journey Into Mystery) for her first ongoing comic! DIE is a pitch-black fantasy where a group of forty-something adults have to deal with the returning unearthly horror they barely survived as teenage role-players. If Kieron's in a rush, he describes it as "Goth Jumanji." That only captures a sliver of what you'll find in oversized debut issue-where fantasy gets all too real.

    PRODIGY #1
    IMAGE COMICS
    (W) Mark Millar (A/CA) Rafael Albuquerque
    Edison Crane's not content being the world's smartest man and most successful businessman-his brilliant mind needs to be constantly challenged. He's a Nobel Prize-winning scientist, genius composer, Olympic athlete, an expert in the occult, and now international governments are calling on him to fix problems they just can't handle.

    NEW WORLD TP
    IMAGE COMICS
    (W) Ales Kot (A) Tradd Moore, Heather Moore (CA) Tradd Moore & Various
    The United States of America-after the Second Civil War.
    Two people meet and fall in love. One, a very orderly vegan hacker ready to make some mess. The other, a chaotic cop with a reality TV show that never stops.
    With the entire Republic of New California after them, they run.
    A ballistic sci-fi action romance miniseries in the vein of Mad Max and Romeo and Juliet by ALEŠ KOT, TRADD MOORE, and HEATHER MOORE.

    HELLBOY WINTER SPECIAL 2018
    DARK HORSE COMICS
    (W) Mike Mignola, Various (A) Various (CA) Mike Mignola
    Three wintry tales featuring a Mike Mignola and Ben Stenbeck team-up for a New Year's Eve séance gone wrong when Hellboy visits a family's English home, Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá revisit B.P.R.D.: Vampire with a new tie-in story, and Tonci Zonjic returns to write and draw Lobster Johnson.

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    A Rocketeer for a new century!
    It's been 80 years since Cliff Secord first found an experimental jet pack and soared through the skies as The Rocketeer, becoming a hero along the way.
    Now, decades later, The Rocketeer is all but forgotten, a legend of a bygone era — until Cliff's jet pack is found, but in a most unexpected way — one that causes conflict for several people, each of whom are drawn to the jet pack... some for good and some for evil! A pulp-inspired modern-day adventure!

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    Original creator ALAN MARTIN and fan-favorite artist BRETT PARSON bring Tank Girl into a whole new era! THE TANK GIRL UNIVERSE BEGINS HERE! Explore the backstories and secrets behind the world of the post-apocalyptic punk icon! THE ORIGINS OF THE MUTANT KANGAROOS and Booga himself, revealed in this first arc! Summer Holiday meets Damnation Alley!
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    TOMORROW'S THE BIG DAY!!! THE 1980s ARE BACK!!! SAVE 20%!!!

    During our 80s Saturday with "The Mall"'s James Haick at EC! event, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY will SAVE 20% ON ALL BOOKS & GRAPHIC NOVELS and ALL GAMES & GAMING SUPPLIES!!!

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    Awesome always awaits at Your Local Comic Shop!

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    SAVE 20% ON BOOKS & GRAPHIC NOVELS and GAMES & GAMING ACCESSORIES THIS SATURDAY!!!

    That's right!!! During our 80s Saturday with "The Mall"'s James Haick at EC!, you'll get to meet Scout Comics' James Haick, author of 1980s-set The Mall Comic, Solar Flare Comic, and Long Live Pro Wrestling, you'll get YOUR CHOICE of a 1980s POP CULTURE MINI BUTTON, you can enter our THREE 1980s RAFFLES, featuring The Dark Crystal, The Golden Girls, and movies Die Hard, Back to the Future Trilogy, and He-Man and ThunderCats!!!

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