Midtown Comics Newsletter Archive

Welcome back the Clown Prince of Crime!

Thanks to Scott Snyder, the Joker is back, and it’s no laughing matter! Look for some big launches next week, including Rick Remender’s Uncanny Avengers #1 and Tim Seely’s Effigy #1. Matt Fraction and Michael Chabon have some intriguing stories to tell, and Jason Aaron and John Cassaday were kind enough to sign some extra copies of our Midtown exclusive Star Wars #1 variants at our signing event last week! Lastly, guess which comic strip publisher is celebrating their 100th anniversary?

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From the ashes of AXIS:
One of the Avengers oldest foes returns with a terrible secret, and an all-new team assembles in Counter Evolutionary Part 1, in Uncanny Avengers #1 by Rick Remender with uncanny art and cover by Daniel Acuña, variant covers by Salvador Larroca, Gabrielle Dell Otto, Jose Ladrönn, and Skottie Young!

Welcome home, Marvel heroes:
The welcome parade continues with variant covers by Salvador Larroca! The Odinson is back, and he clearly doesn’t like that someone else is holding his hammer! It’s Thor vs. Thor, in Thor #4 by Jason Aaron with art and cover by Russel Dauterman!  In the fallout from AXIS, the Uncanny X-Men return to the Xavier school to lick their battle wounds in Uncanny X-Men #30 by Brian Michael Bendis, with art by Chris Bachalo, cover by Kris Anka! Look for lots more Marvel titles next week, and lots of Welcome Home covers!

Last Friday, Jason Aaron and John Cassaday took the Kessel Run to Midtown Comics for a special signing of Star Wars #1! If you were stuck in a galaxy far, far away and couldn’t attend the signing, you can now find signed copies on our website here! The force is strong with the one who collects all the covers, and we’re still accepting preorders for all the Dynamic Forces signed editions, hand-drawn blank covers, and CGC’ed books! We also just got in a Chewbacca-sized quantity of the Dynamic Forces Star Wars #1 Greg Land variant covers, now available here! If you missed out on the action, relive the adventure with our exclusive video coverage from the signing!

Midtown Exclusive Mark Brooks Connecting Variant Cover Signed By Jason Aaron

Midtown Exclusive Mark Brooks Connecting Variant Cover Signed By John Cassaday

Greg Land Connecting Color Variant Cover

Greg Land Connecting Sketch Variant Cover

Signed By John Cassaday

CGC 9.8

Skottie Young Baby Variant Cover Signed By Skottie Young

Ken Haeser Remarked Boba Fett Hand-Drawn Sketch Variant Cover

Ken Haeser Remarked Chewbacca Hand-Drawn Sketch Variant Cover

Ken Haeser Remarked Princess Leia Hand-Drawn Sketch Variant Cover

Ken Haeser Remarked Darth Vader Hand-Drawn Sketch Variant Cover

Chris Caniano Remarked Yoda Hand-Drawn Sketch Variant Cover

Chris Caniano Remarked Grand Moff Tarkin Hand-Drawn Sketch Variant Cover

Chris Caniano Remarked Luke Skywalker Hand-Drawn Sketch Variant Cover

Chris Caniano Remarked Han Solo Hand-Drawn Sketch Variant Cover

Ken Haeser Remarked Darth Maul Full-Color Hand-Drawn Sketch Variant Cover

Ken Haeser Remarked Jango Fett Hand-Drawn Sketch Variant Cover

Exclusive Greg Land Connecting Variant Cover Regular Signed Edition By Greg Land

Incentive Alex Ross Color Variant Cover Signed By Alex Ross

Incentive John Cassaday Teaser Variant Cover Signed By John Cassaday

The DC “CliffsNotes” we’ve all been waiting for:
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The return of the Joker:
The Joker is back, and this time, no more funny stuff! Look for Endgame part 4 in Batman #38 by Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV, with art and cover by Greg Capullo, variant cover by Andy Kubert, Flash Anniversary cover by Tony S. Daniel! The all-new, all-murderous Flash is posing as Barry Allen while the real Scarlet Speedster is trapped in the Speed Force in Flash #38 by Robert Venditti and Van Jensen with art by Paul Pelletier, cover by Brett Booth, and a Flash cover by Howard Porter! Arthur feels the fallout from his monstrous battle with Gorilla Grodd in Aquaman #38 by Jeff Parker, with art by Paul Pelletier, and another Flash cover from Steve “The Dude” Rude! Next week will be here in a flash, so look for lots more from DC!

Green Lantern by Geoff Johns Omnibus Vol 1 HC:
Witness the rebirth of the Corps, as the legendary Green Lantern run written by Geoff Johns is collected in the first of a series of omnibus hardcovers! Green Lantern Omnibus Vol 1 HC collects Green Lantern Rebirth #1-6, Green Lantern Corps: Recharge #1-5, Green Lantern #1-25, Green Lantern Corps #14-18, Tales of the Sinestro Corps: Superman Prime #1, Green Lantern Corps Sinestro Special #1, Green Lantern Secret Files 2005 #1, and Green Lantern/Sinestro Corps Secret Files #1. Cover by Alex Ross, art by some of the greatest artists in sector 28.14!

Jonathan Hickman, Matt Fraction, and Michael Chabon:
Matt Fraction’s beloved international man of mystery is back, in Casanova Acedia #1 with art and cover by Fábio Moon and Gabriel Ba. Don’t miss the backup story by Michael Chabon and Gabriel! A murder at a wedding reveals a fifty year-old secret in Dying and The Dead #1 by Jonathan Hickman, with art and cover by Ryan Bodenheim!

Fit for a king, covers by Darwyn Cooke:
Starting next week, Dynamite Entertainment will launch new titles based on history’s most famous comic strip heroes in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of King Features Syndicate! First up: King: Flash Gordon #1 by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker, with art by Lee Feguson. King: The Phantom #1 is by Brian Clevinger (Atomic Robo), with art by Brent Schoonover. These and every launch issue of the King event features an interlocking cover by Darwyn Cooke!

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Limited edition Captain America life-size shields
Preorder now! Midtown Comics is importing a limited quantity of these life size Captain America shields, produced for the Asian market by King-Arts International. Add these deluxe shields to your Steve Rogers collection today!

Believe it,
G-Man and Andrew!

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Stay mint,
Alex Rae!

· January 24th
Open Buying Day at Midtown Comics Downtown

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