Midtown Comics Newsletter Archive

Welcome back to a very worthy week in comics!
Seems like kind of a big week for Marvel, no?  Defenders premieres on Netflix, and in comics, the stage is set for the return of the Odinson with an apocalyptic battle with Apocalypse, in Generations Unworthy Thor & Mighty Thor #1!  So there’s that, and new Marvel/Capcom covers, Secret Empire, a smattering of spectacular Spidey titles, and even more mania from mighty Marvel! Batman/The Shadow #5 arrives, uniting the Dark Knight with a certain shadowy Golden Age hero, and first issues starring Nightwing and Manhunter, all from DC Comics!  The Jack Kirby 100th birthday celebration continues, and Image delivers a great new adventure with The Hard Place #1!

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Vigilante Justice:
Matt Murdock has been in the fight of his life and there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. But is this the victory he was looking for or is this just a sign of worse to come? Daredevil #25 continues Charles Soule’s run on the popular hero with art by Alec Morgan. Meanwhile, the Punisher is stuck in the one place worse than Hell, the NYC Subway! He’s out for blood when a gang of murderous criminals runs rampant underneath the city streets! Punisher #15 is by writer Becky Cloonan with art by Matt Horak.

Her Hammer, His Ax:
When a battle goes South, Thor finds herself whisked through time and sent to ancient Egypt! Face-to-face with Thor Odinson, Jane must confront a dangerous foe before she can even think of making it home! Bring on Apocalypse! It’s a tale of two thunder gods against one of the most powerful mutant menaces to ever threaten the Earth! Generations Unworthy Thor & Mighty Thor #1 is by writer Jason Aaron with art by Mahmud Asrar!

A New Age of Marvels:
Carol Danvers has been to the depths of outer space and back, but that still hasn’t prepared her for her newfound status as the greatest hero on Earth. And in the wake of Civil War II, Carol Danvers has to take her role as Alpha Flight commander to the next level! New York Times best selling author Margaret Stohl teams with artist Ramon Rosanas for Mighty Captain Marvel Vol 1 Alien Nation TP (Collecting Mighty Captain Marvel 0-4). Then, the original X-Men unite like never before! Stranded in a world they never asked for, Jean Grey leads the charge as the X-Men try to forge a new future by teaming up with an old foe! X-Men Blue Vol 1 Strangest TP is by writer Cullen Bunn with art by Jorge Molina and Matteo Buffagni (Collecting X-Men Blue 1-6).

Inescapable Past:
Space has always been filled with rogues and scoundrels, looking to manipulate things to their individual needs. Through it all, Doctor Aphra has persevered and escaped the drama of her own past. But not all things can be so easily cut off. Black Krrsantan, Aphra’s Wookie shadow, takes center stage as his dark history is explored! This warrior is feared throughout the galaxy, and now you get to find out why. Star Wars Doctor Aphra Annual #1 is by writer Kieron Gillen with art by Marc Laming.

Fight the Power:
In the future, a new world order has created a world without weapons, where superpowers have been eliminated and outlawed. The man responsible is none other than the original boy wonder, Dick Grayson. Now he leads a government task force called the Crusaders, hunting down the remaining supers! But when the Crusaders target Grayson’s own family, Nightwing has turns against the very system he helped create and he’s going to need help from the enemies he’s made. Writer Kyle Higgins and artist Trevor McCarthy reunite for an Elseworlds adventure in Nightwing: The New Order #1!

On the Hunt:
Big game hunter and private detective Paul Kirk has sharpened his skills to fight crime as the Manhunter. But now crime has reached epidemic proportions that may push him to the limits and draw the attention of the Golden Age crime-fighting duo Sandman and Sandy! Plus, in a back-up feature, Etrigan the Demon strikes! Manhunter Special #1 is by writer Keith Giffen with art by Mark Buckingham, with back-up stories by Sam Humphries and Steve Rude. Plus, additional classic material by Jack Kirby himself!

Hooked on a Feeling:
Batgirl and Nightwing’s feelings for each other have always run deep, but is their bond built on more than just a long-ago childhood crush? When an old villain resurfaces in Batgirl’s life, she and Dick will have to reopen painful wounds and remember a time they’d hoped would remain forgotten. Batgirl #14 is by writer Hope Larson and artist Chris Wildgoose. Then, Black Manta strikes at Aqualad! Black Manta reveals his son’s true origin and the shock is almost too much for young Jackson Hyde to bear! Can the Teen Titans intervene? Or is it too little, too late? Teen Titans #11 is by writer Ben Percy with art by Khoi Pham.

Last Boy Standing:
After the chilling ending of the last issue, Keith Giffen and Steve Rude transport us to a land where the Grecian sheep and the Wolf Garibaldeks are on the brink of war! Will a visit from Kamandi, now mistaken for the great hero Odysseus, bring peace? Or is he doomed to bring forth an age of destruction? And is he ever going to find a way out of this crazy world and back to his own family? Kamandi Challenge #8 is by writer Keith Giffen and artist Steve Rude.

Crash Course for Chaos:
After five years in prison, AJ Gurney, a legendary wheelman in Detroit, has decided it’s time to turn straight. Now, he returns home to work in his father garage and try to live a quiet life. Unfortunately, it’s easier said than done, and soon AJ finds himself blackmailed into a life of crime with the Russian mob hunting him at every turn! No matter what AJ does, he’s going to have a tough time getting out of this. Hard Place #1 is by writer Doug Wagner with art by Nic Rummel and Charlie Kirchoff, starting a brand new adventure!

Believe it,
G-Man, Henry and John!

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