Welcome back to an X-tremely X-citing week in comics!
The X-Women are here:
The X-Women finally get their own book when Storm steps up and puts together a team to stop a new threat that could destroy all life on earth! X-Men #1 stars Marvel’s fabulous X-Women, by Brian Wood and Olivier Coipel. There are multiple covers to mark this momentous moment, by Milo Manara, Joe Madureira, Olivier Coipel, Terry Dodson, Skottie Young, and don’t forget the magnificent Midtown exclusive J. Scott Campbell variant cover!
It’s international Hulk week:
Mark Waid and Walt Simonson conclude “Gods and Monster” in Indestructible Hulk #8, as the Frost Giants prepare to invade Earth, and Hulk and Thor are helpless to stop them! The Hulk is angry as ever, and makes an appearance in Avenging Spider-Man #21 by Christopher Yost, Marco Checchetto, and Paolo Rivera (oh, and Spidey’s in the book too, and in big trouble with SHIELD). Dinosaurs aren’t the only green giants roaming the Savage Land jungles in Savage Wolverine #5 by Frank Cho. As the dust settles, the secrets of the Forbidden Island stand revealed!
Aw yeah! It’s Franco!
Head to Midtown Comics Downtown tomorrow, May 23rd from 6-7pm where writer, Franco (Tiny Titans) will be signing his new book from DC Comics: Green Team #1! Franco’s work on Tiny Titans is a fan favorite and Green Team is not to be missed!
Superman and Batman:
Writers Jeff Parker and Jeff Lemire take on the Man of Steel in Adventures of Superman #1, with super art by Chris Samnee, and a high-flying cover by Bryan Hitch! In “Once Upon a Midnight Dreary” three of The Dark Knight’s greatest foes unite to tackle the threat of Batman head-on, in Batman the Dark Knight Annual #1 by Gregg Hurwitz and Szymon Kudranski with an atmospheric “Gotham-after-dark” cover by Alex Maleev! Not up to speed on all New 52 titles? Let Midtown bloggerino Raph share his thoughts on DC Done Right: What to Love about the New 52! There’s still more from DC Comics next week, including lots of Annual #1′s, so get ‘em while they’re hot!
Scott Snyder at DC Vertigo:
Scott Snyder (writer of Batman and the upcoming Superman Unchained) and Sean Murphy (Punk Rock Jesus) have created an acclaimed new sci-fi/horror epic that explores the horrors of the deep, probes the origins of human history, and leaps far beyond to a frightening future. Wake #1 (of 10) is from DC Vertigo. Meet both creators at Midtown Comics Downtown on Friday, May 31.
Batman Noir Eduardo Risso Deluxe Hardcover:
Batman Noir: Eduardo Risso spotlights the art of 100 Bullets illustrator Eduardo Risso, which casts the Dark Knight in deep shadow on every page. Written by his frequent collaborator Brian Azzarello, this title includes tales from a variety of Batman projects, including Broken City, a profound examination of the Dark Knight Detective and the grim metropolis that he protects. While hunting the murderer of a small boy’s parents, Batman is caught up in his own investigation and ruminations, only to fall prey to a deadly new pair of killers who have been stalking him.
Superman Unchained by Jim Lee T-Shirt:
It’s the perfect attire for the premiere of the new film Man of Steel, torn from the pages of the new comic book series Superman Unchained by Scott Snyder and Jim Lee! Superman Unchained by Jim Lee t-shirt is available only at Midtown Comics, from Graphitti Designs. The shirt features art by Jim Lee, and is available in all sizes, for men, women, and children.
Save BIG on everything:
It’s an astonishing age of authentic altruism for the adored allies of Midtown as we invite you to save on just about everything! Online: save 20% off all back issues A-G with the super-secret codeword below. This is the final week to save up to 40% off all action figures! In-store: on Memorial Day, save 20% off everything, in-store only at our NYC locations, all day long!
What’s new in the final frontier:
As the new Trek film soars to new heights at multiplexes everywhere, IDW continues to do stellar work on the comics. Star Trek Ongoing #21 After Darkness part 1 by Mike Johnson, Ryan Parrott, Erfan Fajar, and Tim Bradstreet (cover), picks up right where the new film leaves off, in a story overseen by Star Trek writer/producer Roberto Orci! Catch up with the earliest voyages of the Next Generation series in Star Trek Classics Vol 4 TP Beginnings, by Mike Carlin, Pablo Marcos, with a cover by Bill Sienkiewicz.
Glorious new books of mystery and intrigue:
“There Is No Beginning” is the double-sized Season 2 premiere of Morning Glories #27, by Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma, from Image Comics. Look for an astonishing array of covers by some of the hottest artists working today: Jenny Frisson, Rob Guillory, Shawn Martinbrough, Jamie McKelvie, Emma Rios, and Joe Eisma! Andy Diggle joins Robert Kirkman for the start of an explosive new story arc in Thief of Thieves #14, with art by Shawn Martinbrough and Felix Serrano, also from Image. From Matt Wagner, bear witness to the first time that The Shadow ever donned his costume in action, in Shadow Year One #3, with art by Wilfredo Torres, and check out the variant covers by Alex Ross, Chris Samnee, Howard Chaykin, and more, from Dynamite Entertainment.
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We’re buying comics in north Virginia May 26-28:
Midtown back issue buyer Alex is taking a road trip to north Virginia and will be buying comics while he’s there. If you’re in the area, feel free to contact Alex at [email protected] to arrange an appointment! Golden Age, Silver Age, Bronze Age, how ’bout ANY age? Alex is buying in north Virginia May 26-28!
Thor and Gerry G., aka G-Man and the Mighty Thor!
This week’s featured eBay item is a Wizard World 2007 exclusive Marvel Heroclix Galactus! Devastate your opponents with this huge Eater of Worlds Galactus Heroclix figure! Check out the rest of our auctions on our eBay page!
THIS WEEK’S SALES!
ALSO ON SALE THIS WEEK, ONLINE ONLY:
In-store only sales:
I’m going on a trip! Could it be to YOUR house? I will be in the Northern Virginia area next week, Sunday-Tuesday, on a buying trip, so if you have comics or toys, or know somebody who does, email me at [email protected] and we can set up an appointment to come see you! We also added in some amazing high-grade Silver Age Marvel and DC comics for this week and last week. Check out our just-added list for everything we add!
We buy comics, graphic novels and collectibles! If you’ve got books you want to sell, e-mail me!
· May 23
Franco signing Green Team #1 from DC Comics
· May 24
Journey Into Mystery Vol. 1 – Midtown Comics Book Club
· May 31
Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy signing Wake #1 from Vertigo Comics
· June 6
Edwin Huang signing All-New Secret Skullkickers #1 from Image Comics
Midtown’s New Release List:
Not everyone realizes it, but our new release list is the most accurate and complete in the industry, BAR NONE. Our list is posted every Wednesday afternoon, and includes ALL of the new releases for the following week, complete with links to purchase and reserve. Check it out!
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