Midtown Comics Newsletter Archive

Welcome back to the holiday season!
Lots of folks fret for fear of failure in finding fabulous, fun gifts for the holidays, but we can minimize the mystery with our Midtown Comics Gift Page, all info below! There’s lots more happening next week, including big releases like Star Wars Doctor Aphra #1, Nova #1, and Batman #12, to name just a few! Lastly, Superman goes toe-to-toe with Frankenstein’s monster, and poor, unworthy Thor’s quest for redemption seems hopeless! Oh, and fans of Batgirl will want to pick up a hot new Image premiere issue by Brenden Fletcher, Babs Tarr, and Cameron Stewart!

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Strange team-up:
The team-up to end all team-ups is here, as two of the most different Marvel characters worlds’ collide! What new mafia threat is so great that the Punisher needs Doctor Strange’s help? Doctor Strange Punisher Magic Bullets #1 is by John Barber, with art by Andrea Broccardo, Midtown exclusive Run the Jewels hip hop cover by Marco D’Alfonso! Regular cover is by Michael Walsh, variant by Alex Maleev!

Doctor Aphra gets her own series:
She barely escaped the clutches of Darth Vader with her life, and now she’s back in Marvel’s first ongoing series starring an original Star Wars character created in the comics! Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #1 by Kieron Gillen, with art by  Kev Walker and Salvador Larroca, cover by Karmome Shirahama, variant covers by Elsa Charretier, John Tyler Christopher, Salvador Larroca, Jamie McKelvie, and Rod Reis!

You’ve never seen a Nova like this:
Classified makes his roaring return to the Marvel Universe! How will Sam Alexander cope with this unfathomable homecoming? It’s the return you’ve all been waiting for, or is it something…else? Nova #1 is by Jeff Loveness and Ramon K. Perez, with art and cover by Ramon K. Perez, variants by John Tyler Christopher, Pasqual Ferry, Francesco Mattina, Khoi Pham, and Christian Ward!

He’s a looney toon:
Steve Harmon was an average teenager who had a very average life, until he was zapped by weird and mysterious extradimensional energy. That’s when he became Slapstick, a living, breathing cartoon! Now, after quitting Deadpool’s Mercs for Money, Slapstick is striking it out on his own terms, in Slapstick #1, by Reilly Brown and Fred Van Lente, with art by Diego Olortegui, cover by David Nakayama, variants by Rob Liefeld, Pasqual Ferry, Ron Lim, Rahzzah, and Bobby Rubio!

The Conspiracy continues:
We don’t know what the Jackal has going on, but Doc Ock has taken a back seat as Jackal’s master plan is further revealed! Spider-Man is on the run in Clone Conspiracy #3, by Dan Slott, with art by Jim Cheung, cover by Gabriele Dell’Otto, variants by Mark Bagley and Alexander Lozano!

Midtown exclusive Iron Man covers by JSC:
Riri Williams has new armor technology that just might change the face of the Marvel Universe forever… if she survives the experience! The biggest story in comics has begun, in Invincible Iron Man #1, now available, by Brian Michael Bendis, with art and cover by Stefano Caselli, and a Midtown exclusive cover by J. Scott Campbell! Coming soon: Invincible Iron Man #2, also sporting a Midtown exclusive cover by JSC!

Midtown exclusive Justice League Vs. Suicide Squad covers:
The first major event storyline of DC’s Rebirth era begins with a day Amanda Waller always knew would come: the Justice League discovers the existence of the Suicide Squad! Justice League Vs. Suicide Squad #1 is by Joshua Williams, art and cover by Jason Fabok, with two exclusive color connecting covers and a wraparound black and white cover by Mark Brooks!

Injustice: Gods Among Us:
The story of the first Injustice: Gods Among Us videogame is told in comic book format for the first time, but from the skewed perspective of Harley Quinn. As heroes from the parallel Earth arrive to tip the balance against Superman’s regime, Harley’s determined to cause her own brand of mayhem with her newly formed Joker Clan, in Injustice: Gods Among Us Ground Zero #1, by Christopher Sebela, with art by Pop Mhan, cover by Ben Oliver, variant by Matthew Clark!

Batman, Superman, and Frankenstein:
It’s Man of Steel vs. Frankenstein’s Monster, to save the life of someone in the town with a horrifying secret! Sinister Purpose begins in Superman #12 by Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason, with art and cover by Doug Mahnke, variant by Andrew Robinson! As Bane decimates Batman’s team, the Dark Knight must decide how far he’s willing to go–and who he’s willing to sacrifice–for those he left in Gotham City! I Am Suicide continues, in Batman #12, by Tom King, with art and cover by Mikel Janin, variant by Tim Sale!

The lessons of an Amazonian childhood:
In the beginning there was only chaos, but Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, saw a better future–and eventually her daughter would be destined to bring that new world to life! The new 9-issue miniseries written and penciled by Renae De Liz is collected in Legend of Wonder Woman hard cover! 

Fletcher, Tarr, and Stewart strike gold again:
By day, Domino Swift competes for fame and fortune in a worldwide motorcycle racing league. By night, she cracks heads of rival gangs in brutal bike wars to gain possession of a rare, valuable contraband: an engine-boosting "machine narcotic" known as Crush. Motor Crush #1 is from Image Comics, by Brenden Fletcher, with art and covers by Babs Tarr and Caeron Stewart!

Believe it,
G-Man and Gregg!

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Gentle Giant Star Wars Boba Fett and Han Solo Entertainment Earth Excl Statue
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Stars And STRIPE

Batman City Of Light

Fables The Wolf Among Us

Captain America Vol 3

Heroes Reborn The Return

Captain America Civil War Black Widow 12-Inch Action Figure

Godzilla 12in Ser Godzilla 1984 Ver Px Figure

Batman Animated Series NBA Clayface Dlx Action Figure

Star Wars Kylo Ren Mini Bust

Harley Quinn Red White & Black Statue

Star Wars Jango Fett 25-inch Premium Format Figure

Batman Black & White Statue Nightwing By Jim Lee

POP Animation 167 Quick Draw McGraw El Kabong Vinyl Figure

Marvel Select Lady Deadpool Action Figure

Marvel Squirrel Girl Bishoujo Statue

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