SUPER-VILLAIN SATURDAY! Newsletter 11/20/15

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SUPER-VILLAIN SATURDAY!!!
Saturday, November 21st

EC has its FIRST EXCLUSIVE TOY!!! The Figures Toy Company will soon release a Green Suit Riddler figure from their Batman ’66 line, and EC is the ONLY RETAILER to carry it!!! (Preorder at http://shop.emeraldcitycomics.com — expected to arrive early December)

To celebrate, we’re letting super-villains take over the store!!!

Join us on Sat., Nov. 21st for SUPER-VILLAIN SATURDAY @ EC!!!

SAVE 10% ON ALL “SOLO” SUPER-VILLAIN MERCHANDISE in the store!!!
(Such as separate villain action figures, villain-titled books and comics, etc. Vintage comics and Consignment items are not included in the sale.)

The FIRST 50 GUESTS at 11am will receive a FREE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 2 MOVIE POSTER (Courtesy of Lionsgate Films), with random EC DISCOUNTS of $1, $3, $5, or $10 … and one poster will have a $25 EC GIFT CERTIFICATE!!! (1 poster per household, but we’ll have a few extra non-discount posters available.)

PLUS, MEET VENOM & THE RIDDLER LIVE** and IN-PERSON for pics & autographs from 11a-1p & 3-5p!!!

ALL GUESTS can enter our THREE RAFFLES for a chance to win* 1 EC EXCLUSIVE RIDDLER FIGURE and/or 1 of 2 HUNGER GAMES FAN PACKS and/or 1 of 2 MARVEL COLLECTOR’S CORP. “VILLAINS” PACKS!!!

The drawings will be held on Mon., Nov. 23rd @ 11am!

* 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.)

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

 

 

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Bad Medicine Game Demonstration!
Saturday, November 21st from 12pm to 5pm

Double Exposure, Inc. Envoy and Emerald City presents a Bad Medicine Demonstration!

Herald Bill Eastman will be with us once again to demonstrate Bad Medicine.

What is Bad Medicine??

Bad Medicine is a raucous new party game of quick thinking and hilarious storytelling, from the designer of the word game Prolix and the economic strategy game Battle Merchants.

In Bad Medicine, you and your opponents are huge pharmaceutical companies. Your goal is to create names and advertisements for new drugs to cure the current Malady, while downplaying any side effects that you’ll never know about ahead of time.

Each card in the game has a little bit of a drug name, a little bit of a description, and a side effect. There will be one card dealt in the middle of the table; its side effect is the Malady to cure this round.

You’ll formulate a drug to cure the Malady. Then you’ll pitch it to the other players. Of course, your drug will have a side effect.

If your pitch gets the most votes, then your drug’s side effect will be the Malady to cure next round!

Bill will be teaching new players how to play the game and to show off to the public this great game!

 

 

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Board Game Meetup!
Saturday, November 21st from 5pm to 9pm

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

No purchase necessary to come down and have fun! The festivities start at 4pm. 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

Pokemon Youth League
Sunday, November 22nd 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!

 

 

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Dragon Ball Z TCG Tournament
Monday, November 23rd from 6pm to 9pm

Love the card game? Well, bring your constructed decks and come on down for a tournament!

Entry is $5, and prizes will be a split of store credit among the top 3 players.
Additionally, we have promo cards to give out!

So, stop on in and enjoy the competitive game that is the Dragon Ball Z TCG!

 

 

Thanksgiving

Emerald City will be closed for Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 26th.

 

 

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BLACK FRIDAY SALE
Friday, November 27th from 11am to 3pm
25% OFF EVERYTHING IN THE STORE EXCEPT FOR NEW COMICS! THIS INCLUDES GRAPHIC NOVELS, BACK ISSUES, VINTAGE BACK ISSUES, TOYS, STATUES, GAMES, APPAREL, POSTERS, TRADING CARDS, AND SUPPLIES FOR COMICS AND CARDS AND GAMES!

Saturday, November 28th ALL DAY
10% OFF BOOKS (GRAPHIC NOVELS AND TRADE PAPERBACKS) & VINTAGE BACK ISSUES!
“TURKEY DAY” CLEARANCE EVENT!

Sunday, November 29th ALL DAY
10% OFF GAMES!

CYBER Monday, November 30th ALL DAY
10% OFF TOYS AND STATUES! (IN-STORE ONLY, CONSIGNMENT ITEMS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE)
FREE SHIPPING AT SHOP.EMERALDCITYCOMICS.COM!

THE ENTIRE WEEKEND FROM FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY: 20% OFF ALL BACK ISSUES! (NON-VINTAGE)

 

 

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(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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Featured Comic Books:

BATMAN EUROPA 1
BATMAN EUROPA #1 (OF 4)
DC COMICS
(W) Matteo Casali, Brian Azzarello (A) Giuseppe Camuncoli, Jim Lee (CA) Jim Lee
Superstar artist Jim Lee returns to the Dark Knight with this premiere issue! The impossible has happened and Batman is on the verge of being taken down by an enemy he cannot defeat: a virus for which there is no cure! And the only hope for his salvation is The Joker! Who infected Batman, what does the Clown Prince of Crime know, and how will the Dark Knight get that information? Together, the enemies crisscross Europe, desperate to find answers before time runs out.
Co-conceived by Matteo Casali and Brian Azzarello, this 4-issue miniseries event will feature art by top talents over layouts by the incomparable Giuseppe Camuncoli (HELLBLAZER, Dark Wolverine), with the first issue pencilled and inked by none other than Jim Lee!

 

 

HUCK 1
HUCK #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Mark Millar (A/CA) Rafael Albuquerque
In a quiet seaside town, Huck uses his special gifts to do a good deed each day. His neighbors return the favors by keeping his abilities a secret. But when a newcomer alerts the media, a firestorm erupts, sending Huck on an adventure that will change everything. This brand-new series from writer MARK MILLAR and artist RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE presents a comicbook unlike anything you’ve read before. Featuring a Feel-Good Movie variant cover by RAFAEL ALBUQURQUE.

 

 

MIGHTY THOR 1
MIGHTY THOR #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Russell Dauterman
When DR. JANE FOSTER lifts the mystic hammer Mjolnir, she is transformed into the Goddess of Thunder, THE MIGHTY THOR! Her enemies are many, as Asgard descends further into chaos and war threatens to spread throughout the Ten Realms. Yet her greatest battle will be against a far more personal foe: the cancer that is killing her mortal form.
Rated T+

 

 

PRETTY DEADLY 6
PRETTY DEADLY #6 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Kelly Sue DeConnick (A/CA) Emma Rios
NEW ARC: “THE BEAR”
KELLY SUE DeCONNICK (BITCH PLANET, Captain Marvel) & EMMA RÍOS (Dr. Strange, ISLAND) reunite for the continuing story of Deathface Ginny, Fox, and Sissy. The survivors of the battle against Death enter a new century, where they face fresh violence and the horrors of war.
NEW STORY ARC

 

 

RED THORN 1
RED THORN #1 (MR)
DC COMICS
(W) David Baillie (A) Meghan Hetrick-Murante (CA) Choong Yoon
On the rain-soaked streets of Glasgow, a girl whose drawings somehow come to life has just stumbled across her one true love. And thousands of miles below those streets, an ancient demi-god plots his escape from the prison where he’s been held for nearly two thousand years. Evil forces are at play and no one is safe as the legends of Scottish mythology collide with the modern world. Fans of FABLES and THE SANDMAN won’t want to miss this riveting dark fantasy epic!

 

 

UNCANNY INHUMANS 2
UNCANNY INHUMANS #2
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Charles Soule (A/CA) Steve McNiven
• The Uncanny Inhumans vs. Kang-on a battleground thousands of years deep!
• Kang’s arsenal is time travel and he’s attacking the Inhumans in a horrifying fashion.
Rated T+
Featured Graphic Novels:

ANDRE THE GIANT GN CLOSER TO HEAVEN
ANDRE THE GIANT GN CLOSER TO HEAVEN
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Brandon M. Easton (A/CA) Denis Medri
Jean Ferre. Monster Eiffel Tower. Fezzik. These were alter egos for the internationally acclaimed pro wrestling superstar known as Andre the Giant, who thrilled audiences worldwide with his unmatched charisma and remarkable athleticism. Despite his astonishing popularity, few really knew the man behind the curtain-the man born in the French countryside named Andre Roussimoff. Showing signs of gigantism at an early age, Andre decided to use his size to his advantage and entered the wild world of professional wrestling. From his first day in the squared circle, those close to him knew that a legend was born.
This lavishly illustrated biography of Andre the Giant charts his entire life from the earliest days on his family’s farm to his blockbuster feuds with the biggest wrestling stars of all time, exploring the dark side of fame and fortune along the way.

 

 

GIANT DAYS TP VOL 01
GIANT DAYS TP VOL 01
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) John Allison (A/CA) Lissa Treiman
John Allison’s daily webcomic Bad Machinery and Scary Go Round are hilarious, the kind of strips where every panel makes you laugh out loud. As a result, John has earned a large, loyal following of readers that have followed his work daily for the past 12 years. Giant Days is an entertaining, slice-of-life look at three friends away at university, and is a series fans of things like Scott Pilgrim will not want to miss!
What It Is: Susan, Esther, and Daisy started at university three weeks ago and became fast friends. Now, away from home for the first time, all three want to reinvent themselves. But in the face of handwringing 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 #1-4.

 

 

RICK MORTY TP VOL 01
RICK & MORTY TP VOL 01
ONI PRESS INC.
(W) Zac Gorman (A) CJ Cannon, Marc Ellerby (CA) CJ Cannon, Ryan Hill
The hit comic book series based on Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s hilarious [adult swim] animated show RICK & MORTY is now available in its first collection! Join the excitement as depraved genius Rick Sanchez embarks on insane adventures with his awkward grandson Morty across the universe and across time. Caught in the crossfire are his teenage granddaughter Summer, his veterinary surgeon daughter Beth, and his hapless son-in-law Jerry. This collection features the first five issues of the comic book series, including “”The Wubba Lubba Dub Dub of Wall Street,” “Mort-Balls!” and more, along with hilarious mini-comics showcasing the whole family.

 

 

STAR WARS TP JOURNEY TO SW FORCE AWAKENS SHATTERED EMPIRE
STAR WARS TP JOURNEY TO SW FORCE AWAKENS SHATTER EMPIRE
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Greg Rucka (A) Marco Checchetto (CA) Phil Noto
For the first time in the new Star Wars canon, journey with us into the time after the end of Star Wars Episode VI Return of the Jedi! Writer Greg Rucka (PUNISHER, WOLVERINE, Gotham Central) and artist Marco Checchetto (AVENGERS WORLD, PUNISHER) take us past the destruction of the second Death Star – and into the chaos of a Shattered Empire. It’s the explosive lead-in to this winter’s blockbuster big-screen Star Wars revival, and everything you need to know is right here! Collecting JOURNEY TO STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS – SHATTERED EMPIRE #1-4, PRINCESS LEIA #1 and STAR WARS (1977) #1
Rated T+
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“Justin’s Jabber” — Back Issues
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HEY!….Wanna buy some comics? More specifically do you want to buy some comics written by Brian K. Vaughn?
Saga #1 CGC graded 9.8 (Near Mint/Mint) condition for $250.

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Y The Last Man, Very Fine (8.0) condition for $150.

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HEY!…. Wanna buy some more comics?
Batman #1, New 52 (2011) series, CGC Qualified 9.8 (Near Mint/Mint) condition, Signed by Scott Snyder with Midtown Comics Certificate of Authenticity, $300.

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HEY!…. Wanna buy ALL the comics?!
Inhumans #1-12, complete Marvel Knights (1998) series, $75.
This particular volume of Inhumans is illustrated by the one and only Jae Lee. There was a dude who used to work here at the store and he used to pronounce Jae Lee’s first name as “Jah”, not Jae (pronounced “Jay”), but “Jah” Lee. Seriously Mason, who the hell is “Jah” Lee?!

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(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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GHOSTBUSTERSBOARDGAME
GHOSTBUSTERS: THE BOARD GAME
Are you troubled by strange noises in the middle of the night? Do you experience feelings of dread in your basement or attic? Have you or your family ever seen a spook, spectre, or ghost? If the answer is “yes,” then don’t wait another minute! Pick up the phone and call the professionals! Featuring unique illustrations and figures based on original artwork and designs by Dan Schoening, the artist of IDW’s Ghostbusters comic book series, Ghostbusters: The Board Game is an episodic, customizable, cooperative adventure game where players are charged with busting ghosts and sealing gates to the Spirit World. Each Ghostbuster has a distinct role and unlocks unique abilities by gaining experience. Now is your chance to save the world!

 

 

ZOMBIESJR
ZOMBIES JR.
Playtime Is Over! Your parents, siblings, and neighbors have all been trying to bite you! It`s really getting in the way of your playtime. You`ve got a baseball and a narf gun its go time! THEY need a time out! Zombies!!! Jr. introduces Zombies!!! fun for the whole family!

 

 

MARVELDICEMASTERSSPIDERMAN
MARVEL DICE MASTERS: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN
Introducing more than 30 heroes and villains (and their dice!), the Marvel Dice Masters: The Amazing Spider-Man Gravity Feed features fan-favorite characters like Spider-Man, Gwen Stacy, Aunt May, Blink, The Sinister Six, Agent Venom, and Cloak & Dagger! And, even when the odds are stacked against him, the web-slinger surprises you with some new tricks with brand-new mechanics for Allies and Underdogs! Offered in 90-count Gravity Feeds, each Foil Pack contains two cards and two dice that players can add to their Dice Masters collections.

Also available:
The Marvel Dice Masters: The Amazing Spider-Man Starter Set features fan-favorite characters like Spider-Man, Ghost Rider, and Kingpin, and premieres the Sinister Six, Allies, Underdogs, and other exciting mechanics! Introducing more than 30 heroes and villains (and their dice!), Marvel Dice Masters: The Amazing Spider-Man allows two players to build their own team of heroes or villains and engage in epic dice battles!

This release also has several accessory items: Playmat, Dice Bag, Collectors Box, and Team Box.

 

 

AWESOMEKINGDOM
AWESOME KINGDOM
Get ready to get awesome! In Awesome Kingdom by Kevin Wilson (Descent, Arkham Horror, CHEW) you’ll take charge of one of the Awesome Ocho, a band of heroes on a dungeon crawl searching for untold riches. This tongue-in-cheek dungeon crawler delivers three rounds of highly-strategic laughter in an over-the-top setting of awesome proportions!

 

 

HENGIST
HENGIST
Thirty years have passed since the Roman legions left Britain. The Picts and Scots have gained in power and are pushing inland. To save Britain, Vortigern has asked you and your brother Horsa to leave Saxony with your tribes and help protect Britain. Over the years he has become a little greedy, though, and does not pay you enough. Now, take matters into your own hands and take what is rightfully yours! You have good enough maps, strong fighters, and boats. There are so many towns, villages, monasteries, and estates waiting to be pillaged! Who will gain the most fame and fortune?

 

 

PATHFINDERBESTIARY5
PATHFINDER: BESTIARY 5
Beyond the Veil! Creatures strange beyond imagining and more terrifying than any nightmare lurk in the dark corners of the world and the weird realms beyond. Within this indispensable tome you’ll find hundreds of monsters for use in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. Face off against devils and dragons, deep ones and brain moles, robots and gremlins, and myriad other menaces! Yet not every creature needs to be an enemy, as whimsical liminal sprites, helpful moon dogs, and regal seilenoi all stand ready to aid you on your quests – if you prove yourself worthy!

 

 

LOTRLCGLANDOFSHADOW
LORD OF THE RINGS LCG: THE LAND OF SHADOW
Join Frodo Baggins near the land of Mordor for three new scenarios that recreate adventures drawn straight from the second half of The Two Towers. Wrestle with Gollum at the edge of the Dead Marshes, join the Rangers of Gondor to ambush the Haradrim in Ithilien, and brave the deadly dark of Shelobs lair. The fourth The Lord of the Rings Saga Expansion for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game, The Land of Shadow also introduces three new heroes and thirty player cards.
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Toys / Collectables
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DCICONS

DC ICONS ACTION FIGURES
DC COMICS
Now you can collect action figures of your favorite DC Comics characters from any era in an all-new 6″ scale. This first assortment features Batman, Deadman, Green Arrow and Mister Miracle. Each figure comes with multiple accessories!
1. BATMAN: LAST RIGHTS – 6″
2. DEADMAN: BRIGHTEST DAY – 6″
3. GREEN ARROW: THE LONGBOW HUNTERS – 6″
4. MISTER MIRACLE: EARTH 2 – 6″
EACH FIGURE SOLD SEPARATELY

 

 

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WALKING DEAD TV SERIES 8 AF ASST (Net) (C: 0-1-2)
TMP TOYS / MCFARLANE’S TOYS
From McFarlane Toys. Each highly articulated human figure features the likeness of the actor from the hit AMC series and comes with approximately 22 points of articulation plus multiple accessories. Each walker features an amazing attention to detail and unique play-action for maximum fun! Rick Grimes, depicted after the attack on Terminus, comes with his assault rifle, pistol, and machete with red handle. Morgan Jones comes with battle ready armor, assault rifle, alternate masked head, removable hood, walking stick, and backpack. Dale Horvath includes his trusty folding lawn chair, binoculars, removable bucket hat and rifle. Bob Stookey comes with two machetes, removable vest, removable leg, amputated leg and BBQ foot. Eugene Porter wears Glenn’s full riot gear armor worn during their detour to Terminus and includes an assault rifle, backpack and prop helmet.

 

 

FLASHARTFX
DC UNIVERSE FLASH CLASSIC COSTUME ARTFX+ STATUE
KOTO INC.
From Koto. Kotobukiya’s groundbreaking DC Comics Classic Costume ARTFX+ Statue series brings you brand new non-articulated comic book characters based on vintage 1980s Super Powers action figure sculpts enlarged to 1/10th scale. Speeding his way into your collection after Superman and Green Lantern is the fastest man alive, The Flash! Retro is in and you can celebrate the great action figures of yesteryear with this vintage-inspired Barry Allen Flash resembling a classic five points-of-articulation toy. An all new sculpt updates the classic style yet retains the nostalgic feel, and collectors will immediately recognize the inspiration for this look. The Flash stands in a classic action figure running pose, his elbows bent as he starts to pick up speed. Whether you had the original Super Powers figure or not you’ll love the bright colors of this new version with the eye-catching scarlet costume, yellow highlights, lightning symbol on his chest, and of course Barry’s blue eyes.

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    OUR BATMAN DAY JUST GOT EVEN BETTER!!!

    During our Batman Day 2018 at EC! event, we've added a THIRD RAFFLE for a special item!!! Immediately after the 12:30 raffle, we will give out tickets for an added 1PM RAFFLE, for a chance to win a 9.2 CERTIFIED Batman & THE SIGNAL #1, SIGNED BY WRITERS SCOTT SNYDER & TONY PATRICK from DC Comics!!!

    Tickets for this raffle will be given out immediately after the 12:30 raffle! The winning ticket holder must be present to win!

    That's THIS Saturday ONLY, and ONLY at Emerald City Comics!!!
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    COMIC REVIEW: CROWDED!!!

    Review by Darryl Blaker, Director of Marketing @ EC!

    "CROWDED" by Christopher Sebela (writer), Ro Stein and Ted Brandt (artists), from Image Comics.

    "Crowded" is a fantastic new series that taps into today's screen and app-obsessed culture. Charlie is your average, multi-tasking Millennial, holding down a dozen app-appointed jobs; everything from dog-walking to loaning out her clothes. Suddenly, she's been marked for assassination - by a crowd-sourcing app, of course - where for some reason, a long list of people are willing to pay a few bucks each to have her killed.

    Of course, the Internet also solves this problem by providing her a tough-as-nails, (but rated 1 1/2 stars), bodyguard named Vita, who is willing to keep Charlie holed up in the dilapidated house she's squatting in for the month, as long as the check - er, Bitcoin clears.

    This first issue (and number 2 is out now; both available at Emerald City Comics) takes off immediately. The writing is sharp and witty, and the artwork fits the tone of the story perfectly. If Hollywood hasn't already snatched up the rights to this yet, you might want to see if it's being crowd-funded, because "Crowded" is definitely going to push itself into the mainstream soon.

    Update: Turns out I was right, Rebel Wilson ("Bridesmaids," "Pitch Perfect") is already making this into a feature film. Toldja. (You gotta be fast in today's world!)

    My Grade: A+

    You can follow Darryl on Instagram for more comic and graphic novel reviews, Pop! Vinyl pics and more, here: www.instagram.com/darrylblaker/?hl=en

    #ImageComics #CrowdedComic #ComicBook #Technology #Apple #Kickstarter #ChristopherSebela #RoStein #TedBrandt #IndieComics #NewComics #EmeraldCityComics #RebelWilson #Bridesmaids #PitchPerfectMovies
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    It's always a GREAT IDEA to check out what's new at
    Your Local Comic Shop!

    Hit this PREVIEWSworld link for new items for Sept 12: www.previewsworld.com/NewReleases

    #NCBD #NewComicsDay #comics #WednesdayWisdom #shopindie #GreatIdea Comic Shop Locator Service
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    IT'S A BAT-TASTIC WEEK @ EC!!!

    Tomorrow, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE RAFFLE for a chance to win* the Batman / Catwoman. WEDDING ALBUM from DC Comics!!!

    Then, don't forget to join us THIS SATURDAY for our Batman Day 2018 at EC! event, with FREE BATMAN COMICS & COLORING SHEETS @ 11am, PLUS, each Guest will get FREE RAFFLE TICKETS for our BATMAN RAFFLES at 12 Noon and 12:30pm, where THIRTEEN WINNERS at EACH RAFFLE, can pick the Batman item they want most to take home with them!!! Plus, SAVE 10% on all Batman Family books and graphic novels!!!

    This Wednesday & Saturday ONLY, and ONLY @ Emerald City Comics!!!
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    ROOT

    Root is a game of adventure and war in which 2 to 4 (1 to 6 with the 'Riverfolk' expansion) players battle for control of a vast wilderness.

    The nefarious Marquise de Cat has seized the great woodland, intent on harvesting its riches. Under her rule, the many creatures of the forest have banded together. This Alliance will seek to strengthen its resources and subvert the rule of Cats. In this effort, the Alliance may enlist the help of the wandering Vagabonds who are able to move through the more dangerous woodland paths. Though some may sympathize with the Alliance’s hopes and dreams, these wanderers are old enough to remember the great birds of prey who once controlled the woods.

    Meanwhile, at the edge of the region, the proud, squabbling Eyrie have found a new commander who they hope will lead their faction to resume their ancient birthright. The stage is set for a contest that will decide the fate of the great woodland. It is up to the players to decide which group will ultimately take root.

    Root represents the next step in our development of asymmetric design. Like Vast: The Crystal Caverns, each player in Root has unique capabilities and a different victory condition. Now, with the aid of gorgeous, multi-use cards, a truly asymmetric design has never been more accessible.

    The Cats play a game of engine building and logistics while attempting to police the vast wilderness. By collecting Wood they are able to produce workshops, lumber mills, and barracks. They win by building new buildings and crafts.

    The Eyrie musters their hawks to take back the Woods. They must capture as much territory as possible and build roosts before they collapse back into squabbling.

    The Alliance hides in the shadows, recruiting forces and hatching conspiracies. They begin slowly and build towards a dramatic late-game presence--but only if they can manage to keep the other players in check.

    Meanwhile, the Vagabond plays all sides of the conflict for their own gain, while hiding a mysterious quest. Explore the board, fight other factions, and work towards achieving your hidden goal.

    In Root, players drive the narrative, and the differences between each role create an unparalleled level of interaction and replayability. Leder Games invites you and your family to explore the fantastic world of Root!

    THE PICKLE RICK GAME

    As you might expect, Rick and Morty: The Pickle Rick Game is based on the "Pickle Rick" episode of Adult Swim's Rick and Morty. One player plays as Pickle Rick as he tries to escape a heavily armed compound, while the other player takes on the roles of both the Russians and Jaguar as they try to stop him. The Pickle Rick player uses weapons cards to dole out damage and Air Vents to get out of jams as they try to get to the rooftop. The game includes both Pickle Rick and Jaguar miniatures that are moved across a dynamic board made up of tiles that are constantly being added, rotated, and flipped.

    Adding to the off-the-wall fun is the game's packaging: It looks like a pickle!

    EPIC SPELL WARS 4: PANIC AT THE PLEASURE PALACE

    Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Panic at the Pleasure Palace, the fourth game in the Epic Spell Wars series, takes the trademark humor-filled, mature gameplay and artwork to a new level for 2-6 players. Magically transmitted diseases (MTDs) are a powerful addition to the proceedings, leading wizards to suffer Crotch Krakens, Genital Harpies, and Gorgonorrhea, among other enchanted afflictions. MTDs also give players glyphs that lead to spells that are more epic than ever. In addition, players vie for control of the standee, which protects them from the MTDs that might come their way.

    TOWER OF MADNESS

    Investigate unspeakable horrors without losing your marbles — literally!

    The veil between worlds in thinning, an ancient horror is awakening, and the very existence of the world hangs in the balance. You must investigate a series of horrific locations and discover the unknowable truth before the world ends — or go mad in the attempt to save it. Find the paranormal gates that have opened onto our world, and be stout of heart and strong of mind for only then will you discover how to seal the gates and save humanity.

    In Tower of Madness, a three-dimensional clock tower, standing a foot tall and filled with marbles of four distinct colors, stands before you. Thirty unworldly tentacles push through the tower walls in every direction in this high-tension, push-your-luck dice game of Lovecraft-inspired horror. Fail your investigation dice rolls and you will be forced to draw a tentacle from the tower. Any marbles that fall as a result affect your character immediately, whether adding to your discovery total, gaining you spells and knowledge that man was not meant to have, or gaining madness; drop one of the three DOOM marbles, however, and you summon Cthulhu and end the game.

    Investigate every horrific location in the deck, each with its own unique dice challenge, in order to save the world before your luck runs out. The player with the most discovery points is declared the hero and wins the game. Otherwise, the insane players collectively enjoy a brief moment of victory as Cthulhu rises, destroys the world, and eats them last...as their reward.

    BEFORE THERE WERE STARS

    Since ancient times, the twinkling of the heavens inspired people across the globe to create stories that answered the most important of questions: "Who are we… and how did it all begin?"

    Open this box, and join the storytellers of old. Before There Were Stars... is a storytelling game in which each player tells the mythic creation story of "their people". Inspired by constellation cards, players craft tales about the creation of the world, the origins of civilization, the rise of a great hero, and the end of days.

    This "feel-good" game lets you appreciate the boundless imagination in all of us and awards points for the best story moments — allowing everyone to shine regardless of their skill as a storyteller. Playing this game is a breath of fresh air that never repeats itself, except in the fun and warmth of emotion it brings to your table.
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    HARLEY QUINN'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION... THIS SATURDAY @ EC!!!

    Be sure to join us this Saturday for our Harley Quinn Birthday Event at EC!!!

    The FIRST 100 GUESTS will receive THEIR CHOICE of a FREE DC Comics BOMBSHELL BUTTON, and you'll receive a FREE RAFFLE TICKET for our ON-SITE HARLEY & FRIENDS RAFFLES at Noon and 12:30pm!!!

    Full details are in the post below!!! Saturday ONLY and ONLY at EC!!!
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