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)

 

 

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/

(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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Click here for new releases!

 

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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Games
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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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    ECBC: Comics recommendations by “Doctor Vince”! 2/20/18

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

    Here are the comics and graphic novels that caught his attention in this month’s Previews (in addition to his usual pull list, and EC’s picks this month!). To ensure that you get these books when they arrive, please call the store at 727-398-2665 or email our Books & New Comics Merchant, Frank, at comics@emeraldcitycomics.com, to reserve a copy!

    From the Previews Catalog #353, February 2018 (for books arriving mainly in April 2018)…
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    The author/artist with his characters (image from the third part of this series)

    Inside Moebius Part 2 (page 62) – I have no doubt that Jean Giraud, aka Moebius, will one day be regarded as the greatest surrealist illustrator and comics visionary of the 20th century. Dark Horse is presenting the illustrated journals from the last decade of his life in three beautiful hard cover editions. Part 1 was the mad sketchy exploration of the creator confronted by doubt and the weight of his reputation. Recommended for anyone who struggles with writers block, or is curious about where artists get their ideas.
    ($39.99)



    This image from Fiore’s “5,000 km per second” is a good example of his storytelling style

    Blackbird Days (page 364) – Manuele Fior is one of the best graphic novelists currently working in European comics. His stories blend sci-fi elements with what may appear, at first, to be slice-of-life stories. And yet, he weaves his words and images together to create profound emotional moments for his characters. This latest release from Fantagraphics is a collection of his short stories, ranging in subject from lost children to giant robots. Recommended for anyone wanting to try the bande dessinée style of comics.
    ($24.99)
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    The EC Book Club meets the FIRST TUESDAY of the month from 7-8 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 HAWKEYE VOL 2: LITTLE HITS!
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    Join us for EC Game Night, as our friends from All Things Nerdy host a Learn & Play session, followed by an Open Play session!

    If you're not familiar with the featured game, or need a quick refresher, you can join our Learn & Play from 6-7pm, where our friendly and patient friends from All Things Nerdy will teach you the game and answer your questions! Then you can join us for Open Play of the featured game, or any of our gaming demos, from 7-9pm!

    NO ONE gets you into the game like Emerald City Comics!!!

    The featured game for this session is...

    Flatline

    Flatline is a co-operative dice game set in the Fuse universe. Players must roll their dice and work to combine them with other players in order to properly treat arriving patients. Every round, players race against a one-minute timer and must deal with the needs of wounded crew members as well as other emergencies within the ER. Time is running out!
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    February 21, 2018, 6:00pm - February 21, 2018, 9:00pm

    Join us for EC Game Night, as our friends from All Things Nerdy host a Learn & Play session, followed by an Open Play session! If you're not familiar with the featured game, or need a quick refresher, you can join our Learn & Play from 6-7pm, where our friendly and patient friends from All Things N...

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    Your friends at Emerald City Comics hope you enjoy a safe and happy President's Day!!!

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    The Walking Dead returns to AMC on Sunday, February 25th to conclude its 8th season, and EC is going to help you prepare for everyone's favorite zombie apocalypse, as only we can!!!

    On Sat., Feb., 24th, the FIRST 100 GUESTS will receive a FREE WALKING DEAD BUTTON OF THEIR CHOICE!!!

    AND, SAVE BIG on select items in our WALKING DEAD CLEARANCE SALE!!!

    PLUS, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* a WALKING DEAD BOARD GAME from (no pun intended) Cryptozoic Entertainment!!!
    (Ages 15 and up; 1-4 players, 30-45 min. playtime)

    The winner will be called on Monday, Feb. 26th!

    * Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. One entry per person, please. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)
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    The Walking Dead Day at EC!

    February 24, 2018, 11:00am - February 24, 2018, 9:00pm

    The Walking Dead returns to AMC on Sunday, February 25th to conclude its 8th season, and EC is going to help you prepare for everyone's favorite zombie apocalypse, as only we can!!! On Sat., Feb., 24th, the FIRST 100 GUESTS will receive a FREE WALKING DEAD BUTTON OF THEIR CHOICE!!! AND, SAVE ...

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    Marvel Studios' latest block-buster, the long-awaited Black Panther finally made its debut, and EC was there to support an amazing night of film, superheroism, and community at Sundial St. Pete's AMC theater in St. Petersburg!!!

    SpringZone St. Pete and Dr. Christopher Warren hosted a special free screening of Marvel's Black Panther to celebrate and explore African culture, comic books, science & technology, and Afrofuturism!!!

    There were approximately 150 people there for the event, and special guest presenters included our own Marketing Director, Kreative Kids and Beyond, Inc., (who performed an amazing drum circle and dance), a local library and more!!!

    EC also provided THREE superheroes for the event: Black Panther, John Stewart (Green Lantern), and X-Men's Bishop!!! They were there to take pictures with the attendees and make sure everyone got their free comic book!!!

    It was a magical, unforgettable night - and that was even BEFORE the movie started!!!

    Thanks so much to Dr. Warren, and everyone who participated!!!
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    Come out from 6pm - 9pm to try out your new deck, play with friends, and get a few FREE PROMO CARDS!!!
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    Star Wars Destiny: Legacies Release Party!

    February 16, 2018, 6:00pm - February 16, 2018, 9:00pm

    Star Wars Destiny: Legacies is officially here!!! To celebrate the release, Emerald City Comics will be holding a Open Play Release Party in the Event Room on Friday, February 16th, from 6pm to 9pm! All guests will be given 3 exclusive alternate art cards only available during the Release Party!

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    Way of the Fighter: Super & Turbo

    Way of the Fighter is an expandable card game that captures the look and feeling of an arcade-style fighting game: Two challengers, one arena, and all out close-quarters mayhem! The game primarily involves bluffing, resource management, and tactical positioning.

    Way of the Fighter: SUPER includes five fighters: Ren, Jun, El Falcon, Alberdus, and Aurelia.

    Way of the Fighter: Turbo includes five fighters: D’Shaun, Lumi, Faris, Kasi, and Severina

    Players can build their deck from multiple card techniques, allowing them to customize their favorite fighter to fit a play style that best suits them.

    Over a period of twelve intense turns, each player will control a fighter’s movement, manage the fighter’s energy, and decide on what actions to have the fighter perform against the opposing challenger. The game continues until one fighter is knocked out, or the time runs out; at which point one fighter will be declared the Champion!

    Small World: Sky Islands Expansion

    Small World: Sky Islands introduces seven new races and powers to the Small World base game, but it also gives those races — and all the previously released races — new territory in which to fight for control.

    At the start of play, place the Sky Islands game board so that it shows either two or three islands in the sky (your choice), then use the Small World game board as if you were playing with one fewer player, i.e., use the four-player board when playing with five players. Next, place access points to the Sky Islands — the beanstalk and the stairway — on different regions on the game board. Whenever a race stands on one of these access points, they can try to conquer the space on the sky islands that shows the matching symbol.

    Races can't start their conquests in the Sky Islands unless their power specifically allows them to do so. At the end of a turn, if you control all of the regions on a Sky Island, you gain one additional coin.

    Eldtirch Horror: Masks of Nyarlathotep Expasnion

    Eldritch Horror: Masks of Nyarlathotep is an expansion for Eldritch Horror, a cooperative board game for one to eight players in which intrepid investigators must traverse the globe in an attempt to thwart the cataclysmic rise of an otherworldly Ancient One. Strange cults are gathering strength in remote corners and bustling cities all over the world. Though they seem to worship different gods, the investigators have found a thread that runs throughout all of the cultists’ horrific rites.

    In Masks of Nyarlathotep, each of these sects pursues the awakening of an aspect of the same horrific creature: Nyarlathotep. This being is known as the Messenger of the Outer Gods, and he is the only Ancient One that still actively walks among humanity. The investigators must work to stop the cults springing up to serve his many guises, or Nyarlathotep will gain enough strength to open the Ultimate Gate, ushering in an unthinkable doom. Strike down these cults in new Adventures, explore ancient mysteries among new Mystic Ruins, and destroy the monstrous followers of Nyarlathotep. New to this expansion, Personal Stories unique to each character add stakes to the actions undertaken by each investigator, and a Campaign mode adds a fresh challenge and enriches the narrative of the investigators’ struggles to stop the many cults worshipping the multitude of faces worn by one dread being in Eldritch Horror: Masks of Nyarlathotep!

    Brass Empire

    Brass Empire is a steampunk-themed deck-building game where each player takes on the role of a different corporation to hire the best employees, construct buildings, and manufacture steam-powered machines. Players battle and sabotage each other to amass economic wealth and influence to win the game.

    Welcome to the steampunk world of Cobalt. For centuries, Cobalt has been ruled by corporations seeking to enhance their wealth and influence with Brass. Brass doesn’t just fuel the economy but literally fuels the technology and transportation of the world through its unique thermodynamic properties. Every day these companies compete and battle to expand their territory and authority. Companies work to optimize their labor force and resources to mine the most Brass in each territory through corporate espionage, technology, security, and even sabotage. You work for such a company and have been tasked with expanding into a new region by constructing new corporate buildings, hiring employees, and battling other companies in the area. The player who earns the most Brass will lead his company to victory in the region.

    Each turn, you will play Employee cards from your hand to gain resources. These resources will allow you to acquire new Employees, Buildings and Units for your deck. Along the way, you will acquire buildings to enhance your hold on the region and command units to attack other companies and mine for Brass. At the end of the game, the player with the most Brass is the winner.

    Maximum Apocalypse

    Maximum Apocalypse is a cooperative roguelike adventure game for 1-6 players. In Maximum Apocalypse, civilization has already fallen. The players are survivors of the apocalypse whose mission is to survive the hostile landscape.

    The game map is randomly generated and different every time that you play. On each turn, a player can use up to four actions to explore the map, play cards, equip weapons, scavenge for resources, draw cards or battle off monsters.

    Picking a unique survivor class within the group, players must plan their strategy and work together while leaning on their survivor’s strengths in order to defeat monsters and avoid starvation. For example, the Fireman is deadly up close with his ax and can easily chop down monsters; meanwhile the stealthy Hunter is great at scouting the map and avoiding traps — but roaming monsters are gathering quickly and time is running out. If you are overwhelmed by monsters or die of starvation, the players lose. If they can find enough gas and get it back to their van to escape, they all win and live to play another scenario.
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    Way of the Fighter: Super & Turbo Way of the Fighter is an expandable card game that captures the look and feeling of an arcade-style fighting game: Two challengers, one arena, and all out close-quarters mayhem! The game primarily involves bluffing, resource management, and tactical positioning. W...

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    THE NEW INCREDIBLES 2 TRAILER IS HERE!!!

    Disney / Disney Pixar has just released the latest trailer for The Incredibles 2, and it looks like Elastigirl is taking center stage in this sure-to-be action-packed adventure!!!

    Of course, if you really want to indulge in some incredible superheroes, your friends at EC have you covered, with the best books, comics, games, toys, collectibles, tchotchkes, and more!!!

    Stop by and see your friends at EC, where there is ALWAYS something incredible waiting for YOU!!!
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    Join us for EC Game Day, as our friends from All Things Nerdy host a Learn & Play session, followed by an Open Play session!

    If you're not familiar with the featured game, or need a quick refresher, you can join our Learn & Play from noon to 2pm, where our friendly and patient friends from All Things Nerdy will teach you the game and answer your questions! Or you can join us for Open Play of the featured game, or any of our gaming demos during that time!

    NO ONE gets you into the game like Emerald City Comics!!!

    The featured game for this session is...

    The Grimm Forest

    Welcome to The Grimm Forest, where family members of the legendary Three Little Pigs are having an epic house building competition. But this is no ordinary competition as all the most famous Fairy Tale characters will be looking on and occasionally lending a hand.

    Who will benefit most from the cunning of Robin Hood, the beauty of Snow White, the bountiful gifts of the Golden Goose or the dark witchcraft of the Evil Queen?

    Using only their wits, a handful of sharp steel tools, and a few stacks of resources gathered at great risk from fields, brickyards, and even the dark and deadly Grimm Forest itself, each player must compete to be the first to build 3 Houses and gain the title of Royal Builder.

    Players are encouraged to use any of the devious tricks they have read about in the many books of Fables found throughout the land. Some will have their plans wrecked by that villain of old, the Big Bad Wolf, while others will gain bricks, straw, and wood by the cart load.

    Who will brave the dangers, avoid foul monsters, and bring home the victory? There is only one way to find out... get ready to venture into ...The Grimm Forest!

    Grimm Forest is a 2-4 player strategic game of Hidden Movement, Resource Gathering, and House Building. It is a medium weight game that plays in approximately 45-60 minutes.

    During the game, players will play cards secretly to move to various Location boards where they attempt to gather resources. Using their deduction skills and a hand full of Fable cards, players attempt to guess each other's plans and make the most of their actions while disrupting the other player's plans.

    After resources are collected during the Gather Phase, players will enter a Building Phase where they can use those resources to build Wood, Straw, or Brick Houses. Whenever a player builds a Wall Section on one of their houses, a helpful Friend from the nearby forest comes to lend a hand. Players may choose to accept the help of that Friend, but occasionally it makes more sense to send that Friend to a different player, sometimes discarding their current Friend in the process.

    With 16 unique Fable cards and 12 powerful Friend cards, gathering resources in the Grimm Forest can be a difficult and challenging endeavor.

    Work hard, deduce correctly, avoid the treachery of the other builders and the sharp teeth of the lurking monsters, and you just might have a chance!
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    EC Game Day: The Grimm Forest

    February 17, 2018, 12:00pm - February 17, 2018, 2:00pm

    Join us for EC Game Day, as our friends from All Things Nerdy host a Learn & Play session, followed by an Open Play session! If you're not familiar with the featured game, or need a quick refresher, you can join our Learn & Play from noon to 2pm, where our friendly and patient friends from All Thin...

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    HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY FROM YOUR FRIENDS @ EC!!!

    Today is a day for celebrating love, and we LOVE our EC Family Members!!!

    In fact, we're even extending our love to this Saturday, during our Valentine's Day Saturday at EC! event, where the FIRST 100 GUESTS will get a Valentine with HIDDEN EC DISCOUNTS of $1, $3, $5, $10, and one card will have a $25 EC GIFT CERTIFICATE!!!

    Plus, you can learn to play GRIMM FOREST with our friends from All Things Nerdy, from Noon-2pm!!!

    Also, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY, can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* a Disney TREASURES BOX from Funko, featuring a Bambi Pop! Vinyl, and MORE!!!

    That's THIS Saturday ONLY, and ONLY at Emerald City Comics, where we share the love all year long!!!
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    Valentine's Day Saturday at EC!

    February 17, 2018, 11:00am - February 17, 2018, 9:00pm

    This Wednesday, Feb. 14th is Valentine's Day, but at EC, we LOVE our EC Family so much, that we're extending the celebration to this weekend!!! On Sat., Feb., 17th, the FIRST 100 GUESTS will receive a FREE VALENTINE'S CARD, with RANDOM EC DISCOUNTS of $1, $3, $5, $10, and one lucky Guest will re...

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    This Wednesday, Feb. 14th is Valentine's Day, but at EC, we LOVE our EC Family so much, that we're extending the celebration to this weekend!!!

    On Sat., Feb., 17th, the FIRST 100 GUESTS will receive a FREE VALENTINE'S CARD, with RANDOM EC DISCOUNTS of $1, $3, $5, $10, and one lucky Guest will receive a $25 EC GIFT CERTIFICATE!!!

    AND, the FIRST 100 GUESTS, AGED 13+ will ALSO receive a FREE Marvel PREVIEWSworld MAGAZINE!!!

    PLUS, in honor of our "Florida Winter", ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* a Disney TREASURES SNOWFLAKE MOUNTAIN BOX from Funko!!!

    The winner will be called on Monday, Feb. 19th!

    * Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. One entry per person, please. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)
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    Valentine's Day Saturday at EC!

    February 17, 2018, 11:00am - February 17, 2018, 9:00pm

    This Wednesday, Feb. 14th is Valentine's Day, but at EC, we LOVE our EC Family so much, that we're extending the celebration to this weekend!!! On Sat., Feb., 17th, the FIRST 100 GUESTS will receive a FREE VALENTINE'S CARD, with RANDOM EC DISCOUNTS of $1, $3, $5, $10, and one lucky Guest will re...

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    Join us for EC Game Day, as our friends from All Things Nerdy host a Learn & Play session, followed by an Open Play session!

    If you're not familiar with the featured game, or need a quick refresher, you can join our Learn & Play from noon to 2pm, where our friendly and patient friends from All Things Nerdy will teach you the game and answer your questions! Or you can join us for Open Play of the featured game, or any of our gaming demos during that time!

    NO ONE gets you into the game like Emerald City Comics!!!

    The featured game for this session is...

    Terror in Meeple City!

    In Terror in Meeple City (formerly known as Rampage), you arrive in Meeple City as a gigantic, famished, scaly-skinned monster! Your goal: Dig your claws and dirty paws into the asphalt, destroy buildings, and devour innocent meeples – in short: sow terror while having fun. The monster who has caused the most damage after the carnage finally ends wins the game.

    The buildings in Meeple City are comprised of floor tiles and meeples, with the meeples serving as pillars that support the floors. Four wooden vehicles are on the ground in the eight neighborhoods in the city. Each monster, which consists of a wooden paws disc and a wooden body, starts in one corner of the game board. On a turn you take two actions from four possibilities, repeating an action if desired:

    -Move: Pick up your monster body, flick the paws disc, then place the body back on the disc.

    -Demolish: If your paws are on the sidewalk surrounding a building, you can pick up your monster body, drop it onto a building, then collect any floors that have no meeples on them.

    -Toss a vehicle: If you're in a neighborhood with a vehicle, you can pick up the vehicle, place it on your body, then flick the vehicle at a building or another monster.

    -Breathe: Even while away from sidewalks with no vehicles, you can cause destruction by placing your chin on your monster's body and blowing across the board.

    Monsters tend to be messy when obtaining meals, but if you knock meeples off the city board, you might be punished for letting food go to waste, costing you a tooth or letting other players take an additional action. After your two actions, you can eat unprotected meeples on the ground in your neighborhood, but you can eat only as many as the number of teeth you have. If you knock another monster to the ground, you break off one of its teeth, thereby keeping it from stealing your food! Meeples come in six colors, with the colors representing different types of inhabitants: blue (journalists), green (military), yellow (blondes), grey (old people), red (heroes), and black (businessmen). For each set of six you collect in your stomach, you score 10 points at game's end. You score points for collecting floors and teeth, too, and you can also score for achieving the goal on your character card.

    In addition to the character card, each player has a power card and a superpower card unique to his monster, with the former lasting the entire game and the latter being a one-shot effect that's revealed only upon use.

    Terror in Meeple City includes rules for monsters that evolve over the course of the game, that lose points for meeples not in sets, and that want to combine two game boards to allow for play with up to eight players.
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    EC Game Day: Terror in Meeple City!

    February 10, 2018, 12:00pm - February 10, 2018, 2:00pm

    Join us for EC Game Day, as our friends from All Things Nerdy host a Learn & Play session, followed by an Open Play session! If you're not familiar with the featured game, or need a quick refresher, you can join our Learn & Play from noon to 2pm, where our friendly and patient friends from All Thin...

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    Join us for EC Game Night, as our friends from All Things Nerdy host a Learn & Play session, followed by an Open Play session!

    If you're not familiar with the featured game, or need a quick refresher, you can join our Learn & Play from 6-7pm, where our friendly and patient friends from All Things Nerdy will teach you the game and answer your questions! Then you can join us for Open Play of the featured game, or any of our gaming demos, from 7-9pm!

    NO ONE gets you into the game like Emerald City Comics!!!

    The featured game for this session is...

    Red Flags!

    Red Flags is "The Game of Terrible Dates"

    In Red Flags, your goal is to use "Perk" cards to create the best date for "The Single" (the judge for this round). However, there is a catch. Players may also play "Red Flags" (bad traits) in an attempt to sabotage another player's hot date.

    Each player has an opportunity to argue why their date is the best one for "The Single," who chooses which awful date wins...
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    EC Game Night: Red Flags!

    February 7, 2018, 6:00pm - February 7, 2018, 9:00pm

    Join us for EC Game Night, as our friends from All Things Nerdy host a Learn & Play session, followed by an Open Play session! If you're not familiar with the featured game, or need a quick refresher, you can join our Learn & Play from 6-7pm, where our friendly and patient friends from All Things N...

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    It's time once again for an EC favorite!!!

    Our Yard Sale is back, and we've got lots of new additions for you to pick up, at prices that are sure to make you smile! Shop our outdoor display of DEEP, DEEP DISCOUNTS on...

    BACK ISSUE COMICS!
    BOOKS!
    TOYS!
    GAMES!
    COLLECTIBLES & MORE!!!

    Tables will be filled with lots of collectables, fan favorites, storage-held merchandise, and overstock items at our lowest prices ever!

    Now is the perfect time to get those items you may have missed, finish your collections, or find new treasures for your next obsession!!!

    PLUS, back by popular demand, ARTIST Greg Krivac will be here from 11a-4p with his amazing art prints for sale!!!
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    Yard Sale at EC!

    February 10, 2018, 11:00am - February 10, 2018, 6:00pm

    It's time once again for an EC favorite!!! Our Yard Sale is back, and we've got lots of new additions for you to pick up, at prices that are sure to make you smile! Shop our outdoor display of DEEP, DEEP DISCOUNTS on... BACK ISSUE COMICS! BOOKS! TOYS! GAMES! COLLECTIBLES & MORE!!! Tables will ...

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