Midtown Comics Newsletter Archive

Welcome back to the most hated guy in comics!
We’re referring to that master of malevolence, the Earl of Evil…the nefarious Negan! We’re excited about the Hated One’s return to AMC’s The Walking Dead this Sunday, and just as importantly, in a new issue of Image Plus! Also–look for a caravan of cool comics careening your way next week, including new Civil War II issues, Doctor Strange, a special Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary celebration, and a new issue of Saga by BKV! Oh, and TV chef Anthony Bourdain serves up a new dish for Vertigo!

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Midtown exclusive Iron Man covers by JSC:
From the violent streets of Chicago, a new armored hero rises! Clad in her very own Iron Man armor, Riri Williams is ready to show the Marvel Universe what she can do as the self-made hero of tomorrow. At Midtown Comics, we’re ready with two exclusive covers by J. Scott Campbell! Pre-order Invincible Iron Man #1 now.

Not so Civil War:
It boils down to this: Captain Marvel versus Iron Man over the future of the Marvel Universe–one of the biggest battles in Marvel history! Civil War II #6 is by Brian Michael Bendis, with art by David Marquez, cover by Marko Djurdjevic, variants by Kim Jung Gi, Michael Cho, and Phil Noto!

Sorcerer Supremes spin a spell against evil:
A certain Sorcerer Supreme may not be sufficient to stop an ancient evil, so he summons some backup! Past, present and future Sorcerers Supremes are summoned to stem the coming darkness, but not all of them have Doc’s best interests in mind! Doctor Strange Sorcerers Supreme #1 is by Robbie Thompson, with art by Javier Rodriguez, cover by Rafael Albuquerque, variants by Jamal Campbell, John Tyler Christopher, Mike Deodato, Juan Doe, Skottie Young, and Javier Rodriguez!

The doldrums of super hero life:
Even a super hero’s life can get boring. Double-check your gear, patrol the city, save the innocent, then report back to your boss, the Jackal. Wait, what? Why is Prowler working for The Jackal? What does the resurrected Madame Web have to do with him? And what has Prowler already done that may have compromised him?! Prowler #1 is a Clone Conspiracy tie-in, by Sean Ryan with art by Jamal Campbell, cover by Travel Foreman, variants by John Tyler Christopher, Mike Deodato, Bob Hall, Ray Anthony Heights,  Jamal Campbell, and Bobby Rubio!

The Punisher is up to his old tricks:
There are ghouls everywhere on Halloween night, but real monsters don’t wear costumes! The Punisher is searching for a killer, but he’s also being watched…let’s hope Frank’s quarry doesn’t put costumed civvies in the line of fire! Punisher Annual #1 is by Gerry Conway, with art by Felix Ruiz, cover by Rahzzah, variants by Ron Lim and Ariel Olivetti!

A wonderful anniversary celebration:
Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary Special #1 is an immense special issue celebrating seventy-five years of the Amazing Amazon, through phenomenal new stories, art, and stand-alone illustrations! Featuring a roster of incredible creators–some who’ve laid down legendary runs with the character, and some who’ve never drawn her before–including Rafael Albuquerque, Brian Azzarello, Cliff Chiang, Renae De Liz, Brenden Fletcher, Adam Hughes, Karl Kerschl, Gail Simone, and many, many more to be announced!

Goodnight, Batcave:
Since 1947, millions have grown up with the classic story book Goodnight, Moon, and will want to check out this hilarious parody from the Usual Gang of Idiots at Mad! Goodnight Batcave is from DC Comics, by Dave Croatto, with art and cover by Tom Richmond! Batman may never sleep again!

Superman and Batman:
As Clark Kent returns to work, so does Lex Luthor, as Back in the Planet continues in Action Comics #966, by Dan Jurgens, with art by Stephen Segovia and Art Thibert, cover by Clay Mann, variant by Gary Frank! Batman can’t save everyone-innocent people sometimes fall in the war against evil that he’s declared in Gotham. But what happens when those victims start to fight back…and they don’t only blame the criminals who shattered their lives? The Victim Syndicate begins, in Detective Comics #943, by James Tynion IV, with art by Alvaro Martinez, cover by Jason Fabok, variant by Rafael Albuquerque!

Anthony Bourdain is back:
Acclaimed TV chef Anthony Bourdain, and author Joel Rose return for the follow-up to their #1 New York Times bestseller, Get Jiro!, from Vertigo. Born the heir to a Yakuza crime family, Jiro never longed to travel the criminal path laid out before him, but instead chose to secretly study the rich culinary history of his homeland–something that would have significant repercussions if discovered by his gangster father! Get Jiro: Blood And Sushi features art by Alé Garza, and cover by Dave Johnson!

Superman faces his own mortality:
His never-ending battles have finally taken their toll on Kal-El, and with time short, he reaches out to unite his friends and loved ones for what comes next. The Final Days Of Superman is by Peter J. Tomasi, with art by Doug Mahnke, cover by Mikel Janin, and collects Superman #51-52, Batman/Superman #31-32, Action Comics #51-52 And Superman/Wonder Woman #28-29.

Negan’s back:
Negan returns to AMC’s The Walking Dead this week, and also to Image Plus #7, that 48-page monthly mag that features all sorts of Image Comics samples, info, interviews, and another all original Walking Dead story concerning Negan’s origins! Surgeon X #2 could be the scariest story of all, immersed in the realism of a post-antibiotic world! Surgeon X, also from Image, is by Sara Kenney, with art and cover by John Watkiss! You can still get the first issue here, so jump onboard!

Believe it,
G-Man and Gregg!

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Unknown Soldier

Captain America Civil War Captain America 12-Inch Action Figure

Batman Animated Series Nba Anti Firesuit Batman Action Figure

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Marvel Spider-Gwen Bishoujo Statue

Batman The Dark Knight Trilogy 1/12 Scale Remote Controlled Tumbler Deluxe Pack

POP Television 390 Walking Dead Negan Vinyl Figure

POP Games 140 Street Fighter Blanka Vinyl Figure

POP Television 391 Walking Dead Daryl Dixon Vinyl Figure

DC Universe Green Lantern Artfx Statue

Harley Quinn Red White & Black Injustice Gods Among Us 2 Statue

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