Midtown Comics Newsletter Archive

Welcome back to a spirited week in comics!

The latest chapter of Marvel’s Secret Wars arrives next week, with another fabulously fashionable, beautiful exclusive Midtown variant cover! As HUGE as that is, there’s more happening next week! DC’s new variant cover theme takes off with Teen Titans Go, Brian K. Vaughan’s new comic book series launches from Image, and Matt Wagner takes on one of the greatest of Golden Age heroes ever!

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Captain America life-size shields:
11 out of 11 Captain Americas agree: this is THE shield to wield! We gathered some of the most enthusiastic Captain America cosplayers in NYC for this great video that shows off these limited edition life-size Captain America shields! Produced for the Asian market by King-Arts International, we’ve imported a limited quantity of these deluxe shields and they’re flying out!

The not-so-secret wars continue:
Secret Wars #4 is upon us, sporting a fabulous Midtown exclusive cover by Mike Choi, and we couldn’t be more pleased! Oh, and there are at least seven other covers, by luminaries like Simone Bianchi, J. Scott Campbell, John Tyler Christopher, Tomm Coker, Erica Henderson, Chris Samnee, and Jim Starlin! Secret Wars is written by Jonathan Hickman!

Gerry Conway’s Spidey epic continues:
As the crime war in New York continues to heat up, our favorite wall-crawler finds himself caught between the Circus of Crime and his ally The Wraith, as Gerry Conway’s epic continues in Amazing Spider-Man #19.1, with art by Carlo Barberi, cover by Yasmine Putri, variant by Justin Ponsor!

Midtown movie madness:
You’ve probably already seen our guide to DC’s upcoming films, and now we proudly present the Midtown Guide to Upcoming Marvel Movies! There’s so much in the pipeline, some truth, lots of rumor, so allow us to clear the air!

Teen Titans Go variant covers:
DC Comics’ July variant cover theme is GO! The new Batman tries to find his place in Gotham City, but how can he manage his already uneasy relationship with the GCPD? It’s all in Detective Comics #42 by Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato with art and cover by Manapul, with a Teen Titans Go cover by Dan Hipp! The Superman epic Truth continues in Action Comics #42, by Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder, with art and cover by Kuder, Titans cover by Dan Hipp! Look for 23 Teen Titans covers in all this month!

Free swag from DC Comics:
Convergence has concluded, and DC welcomes back their iconic characters in style with FREE swag! Next week, look for a Superman Daily Planet replica edition, Grayson Spyral ID cards, and We Are Robin temporary tattoos! The new character mask (only $1.25) is Batgirl!

Aquaman collected editions:
Aquaman faces a forgotten Atlantean legend: the Karaqan, and faces the loss of his trident! Aquaman Vol 5 Sea of Storms trade paperback collects Aquaman #26-32 and Annual #2 by Jeff Parker and Charles Soule! The ruthless Chimera—a new villain with links to Aquaman’s past—has arrived to destroy the King of the Seven Seas, and Arthur may not be powerful enough to stop him, in Aquaman Vol 6 Maelstrom hard cover, by Jeff Parker, with art and cover by Paul Pelletier! This volume collects Aquaman #32-40 and stories from Secret Origins #2 and 5!

Invader Zim Midtown exclusive:
Invader Zim is coming your way on July 1st! Check out the Invader Zim #1 Midtown exclusive Rebel Base variant cover by Aaron Alexovich! Fans of the original Nickelodeon show are in for a treat with this new series from Oni Press! Order now, it’s only available via pre-order only!

New from BKV, and a blast from the past:
From Brian K. Vaughan and Steve Skroce comes We Stand on Guard #1, an action-packed military thriller set 100 years in the future, where a heroic band of Canadian civilians must defend their homeland from invasion — by the U.S.A! Expect hyper-detailed combat, giant robots, and much more, from Image Comics! Tough as nails and drop-dead gorgeous, Barb Wire is back! She’s the baddest bounty hunter on the mean streets of Steel Harbor, in Barb Wire #1, from Dark Horse, by Chris Warner, with art by Pat Olliffe, covers by Adam Hughes!

Matt Wagner takes on The Spirit:
Matt Wagner’s exciting new take on one of the greatest of Golden Age characters starts here! Set in the 1940s, Will Eisner’s The Spirit #1 follows the strip’s most beloved characters as they attempt to uncover why The Spirit has been missing and presumed dead for the past two years. The art is by Dan Schkade, cover by Eric Powell, variant cover by Matt Wagner and Brennen Wagner!

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