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Article by Enrique Varona

In today’s age of increasingly short attention spans, a cover may be a book’s only chance to catch a reader’s eyes. A single moment, a glance that has to tell them everything they need to know about what lies within. A great cover artist is a valuable talent in the comic book industry, working diligently to entice their audience. Using various inks, brushes, and computer programs, they create the images that etch themselves into the minds of millions. At Midtown Comics, we truly love a cool cover, and we want to show them off every Monday. Here are our picks for some of the best looking books this week, and some honorable mentions worth exploring.

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Deadpool comics & merch here: http://www.midtowncomics.com/deadpool

Read All-New Wolverine here: http://bit.ly/2bcJyWK

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Wade Wilson, a.k.a. Deadpool, and Laura Kinney/X-23, a.k.a. Wolverine, may both have accelerated healing factors and enjoy using pointy weapons in a fight, but they’re drastically different people. The Merc with a Mouth loves to babble and use his impressive agility to throw off his opponents, but X-23 tends to apply a very no-nonsense approach – and now it’s done in a non-lethal way. Will Wade annoy the new Wolverine and take her down, or will X-23 defeat the motormouth merc?  With Civil War II currently tearing apart the Marvel Universe, we thought it would be fun to imagine these two at odds in the big event! So, who will you side with?

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Daredevil comics & merch: http://www.midtowncomics.com/daredevil

Marvel Netflix and Daredevil: Born Again SPOILERS are ahead! Obviously, the following article is 100% speculation.

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Article by Gregg Katzman

I remember the very first time I saw Marvel’s The AvengersWatching Earth’s Mightiest Heroes unite to take on an alien invasion brought me a ridiculous amount of joy. Immediately, I felt like a five year-old kid watching cartoons – it was that level of fun. Now, Marvel and Netflix are hoping to capture that kind of magic on the small screen with Marvel’s The Defenders.

Daredevil. Jessica Jones. Iron Fist. Luke Cage. (And maaaaaaaaybe a cameo from the Punisher?) It won’t be very long until we see these heroes interact and fight a common threat. Will I get goosebumps all over again when I see these characters join forces? Considering how excellent Marvel and Netflix’s shows have been, the answer will very likely be “yes”. But what will make them unite? What could make the Man Without Fear need some help in his ongoing struggle to clean up Hell’s Kitchen? The Kingpin forming an alliance with The Hand, that’s what! For a show this big (which presumably has Daredevil in a key role), I think they should draw inspiration from a big comic: Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli’s Daredevil: Born Again. If you haven’t read it, you really should fix that asap. (While you’re at it, here are five other reading suggestions.)

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Get your DC Rebirth comics here: http://bit.ly/2bitVBp

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Victor Stone, a.k.a. Cyborg, is stepping into the spotlight – booyah! To celebrate Cyborg: Rebirth #1, DC Comics has released an action-packed and attention-grabbing preview! The issue is written by John Semper, and features art by Paul Pelletier (penciller), Sandra Hope and Tony Kordos (inkers), and Guy Major (colorist). Enjoy, DC fans!

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Get Spidey comics, collectibles, and merch here: http://bit.ly/2brrugY

Article by Gregg Katzman

Article by Gregg Katzman

Face it tiger, you just hit the big screen (again).

According to The Wrap, actress Zendaya is playing the iconic Marvel character Mary Jane Watson in 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. Nowadays, casting reveals are almost always going to generate a heated debate online (even though the best course of action is to wait until we at least have some legitimate footage of the person’s performance), but in this case, it’s already causing some very ugly conversations. In the comics, Mary Jane Watson is a Caucasian with red hair, and Zendaya is *gasp* biracial and isn’t a redhead. #NotMyMJ! Is that what truly matters, though? From what I’ve seen, the conversation is focused on ethnicity, but the real question is, can she do Mary Jane Watson’s personality justice?

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Browse statues here: http://bit.ly/2bMyG7W

Action figures here: http://bit.ly/2bpRZU8

And collectibles here: http://bit.ly/2bBzCry

Article by Jarrett Kruse

Article by Jarrett Kruse

GET READY FOR THE 4th QUARTER!

Can you believe that the Summer is just about over? By the time the first day of school rolls around, the big box chains will already have the Halloween banners up. We cannot get a rest! I say we just whittle it down to two seasons: warm & cold. DONE!

However in the toy world, the fourth quarter means holidays, and holidays means shopping. Lots of shopping, which means that the big toy companies (and the little guys as well) are going to spare no expense as to what Junkies should keep their eyes peeled for once the leaves start to change and the flurries begin. Here are some of the coolest items that I have had my eye on all summer because we are always looking out for you toy Junkies that happen to be rabid Wednesday comic book pull-list cowboys and girls. Take a Fall trip to one of Midtown Comics’ three NYC locations for these upcoming goodies because nothing beats NYC in Autumn.

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