Midtown Comics Newsletter Archive

Welcome to New York Comic Con!

The greatest comic con of the year returns to NYC! Visit our booth #2036 at New York Comic Con and meet the merry men and women of Midtown, Marvel at a multitude of exclusive variant covers and apparel, and get your smile on with our exclusive Grumpy Cat #1! But wait — there’s even more next week! Jim Gordon has a revelation after nearly being killed as Batman, Rocket Raccoon is now in charge of the Guardians, and everyone’s favorite Goon is trapped in the Theatre Bizarre, a real-life Halloween event held annually in Detroit!

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New York Comic Con:
The biggest comic con in the U.S. is NYCC, and it’s happening now! Celebrate the world of comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, and much more! Partake in plentiful panels, autograph sessions, and screening rooms with sneak peeks at films and TV shows!  Behold the magnificent, mammoth MIDTOWN COMICS BOOTH, featuring more than a dozen Midtown exclusive items: comics, shirts, and hats, plus special deals, and super cool interactive photo ops—it’s all here!

New York Comic Con goers! Midtown’s own Hal Johnson will be signing his new all-ages book, Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods, at the Workman booth (#2231) on Sunday, October 11 from 2 to 3PM. Lavishly illustrated with spooky glow-in-the-dark pictures by Tom Mead, this book is the perfect read for Halloween. Stop by to say hello to Hal and get a free sketch!

Gwen Stacy returns:
Gwen Stacy is back in the webs and has an all-new, all-different mystery to solve in Spider-Gwen #1, by Jason Latour, with art and cover by Robbi Rodriguez! Look for a “who’s-who” among today’s top artists for a multitude of Marvelous covers!  Nick Bradshaw, John Tyler Christopher, Francesco Francavilla, Humberto Ramos, Bruce Timm, and Skottie Young each supply Spiderrific covers!

The raccoon’s in charge:
When Peter Quill abandoned the Guardians to be Emperor of the Spartax, Rocket took action—and took over as team leader! Also — meet new Guardian Ben Grimm, in Guardians of the Galaxy #1, by Brian Michael Bendis, with art by Valerio Schiti, cover by Arthur Adams! Variant covers by Mike Allred, John Tyler Christopher, Skottie Young, and more!

Changing of the guard:
When Steve Rogers was restored to his natural age, he chose one of his closest and most trusted allies to take up his shield. Now Sam Wilson, formerly the Falcon, carries on the fight for liberty and justice in Captain America Sam Wilson #1, by Nick Spencer, with art and cover by Daniel Acuña!

New Midtown Exclusive Marvel Variants available now:
Just in time for New York Comic Con 2015, look for FOUR Midtown exclusive Marvel variant covers today! Spider-Man springs into action in Dan Slott & Giuseppe Camuncoli’s Amazing Spider-Man #1, featuring ol’ web-head striking a classic pose on the Midtown cover by Arthur Adams. Deadpool plays with his Avengers toys in our exclusive action figure variant of Brian Michael Bendis & David Marquez’s Invincible Iron Man #1 by John Tyler Christopher! Stephen Strange practices the dark arts in the mysterious Doctor Strange #1 by Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo, with a Midtown variant by Dave Johnson! Last but not least, the Marvel event of the summer continues with Jonathan Hickman & Esad Ribic’s Secret Wars #6 and a Midtown Exclusive cover featuring an army of Iron Men by John Tyler Christopher!

DC Monster variants:
After a very close call, Jim Gordon starts to rethink his mission wearing the cowl before it’s too late for Gotham City—in Batman #45, by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, with a monster cover by Andy Kubert! What impact will the revelation of Superman’s secret identity have on the rest of the heroes of the DC Universe? Find out in Batman Superman #25 by Greg Pak, with art and cover by Ardian Syaf, monster cover by Michael Avon Oeming! There’s lots more from DC Comics next week, and lots more Monsters!

Batman Year 100 deluxe edition:
Visionary writer/artist Paul Pope presents a futuristic mystery of epic proportions! In Gotham City, 2039, a federal agent is murdered, and a contingent of Washington’s top agents is hot on the trail of the Batman, long thought gone, but now the suspect in the murder. Batman Year 100 deluxe edition hardcover collects the 4-issue miniseries and includes never before published sketch material!

Dark Horse double header:
Brian Wood tells the origin of Rán, founder of the Valkyrie — the deadliest space-fighter pilots in the EVE universe, in Eve Valkyrie #1, with art by Eduardo Francisco, cover by Borkur Eiriksson. This series leads into one of the most hotly anticipated video games of all time! In a special Halloween one-shot, Goon finds himself trapped in the Theatre Bizarre at the mercy of Zombo the Clown and burlesque queen Roxi D’lite, in Goon in Theater Bizarre #1, by Eric Powell and John Dunivant! Both titles are from Dark Horse!

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To our friends in NYC:
Dress your little ones like their favorite super hero, villain, or monster, for a fun new off-Broadway show! Rock or Treat is a high-energy Halloween musical for kids at Times Scare, where kids are encouraged to dress up, join the costume parade, and enjoy the musical treats of Funikijam!

Believe it,
G-Man and Andrew!

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