27 Sep, 2012
Welcome back to a week of absolute mayhem, which precedes a week of complete insanity at NYCC!
NYCC IS 15 DAYS AWAY—here’s a preview of some Midtown exclusive items:
Are you ready for the biggest and best comic con on the East Coast this year? Midtown is ready with some GREAT creator signings—Brian K. Vaughan, for one, as well as all kinds of exclusive stuff you need. How ’bout Uncanny Avengers #1 variant cover by J. Scott Campbell, two exclusive covers for Walking Dead: The Official Magazine #1 from Titan Magazines, an exclusive Black Panther shirt, an exclusive Avengers tee, and a brand-new Avengers vs. X-Men ® 9FIFTY SNAPBACK cap from our friends at New Era! From our friends at Captain Action Enterprises, we’ll have Captain Action’s panther—Khem, a very limited, shared exclusive! There’s more, and you can find all of our NYCC info here!
Uncanny Avengers #1: Midtown-exclusive cover by J. Scott Campbell:
Marvel NOW! begins with Uncanny Avengers #1, on October 10th, just in time for NYCC! We’ve got an exclusive cover by J. Scott Campbell for that, as well as for All-New X-Men #1, coming in November, and Avengers #1, coming in December. Check out the art in progress on these connecting covers, and our exclusive interview with the man himself, J. Scott Campbell here!
Avengers vs. X-Men: the epic finale is here!
AVX comes down to this: the final battle–as the world burns, in Avengers Vs. X-Men #12, by Jason Aaron and Adam Kubert, with an awesome cover by Jim Cheung, and equally awesome variant covers by Adi Granov, Adam Kubert, Jerome Opena, and more! Scarlet Witch vs. Hope continues in AVX VS. #6 (of 6) which also comes to a rip-roaring conclusion, by Kieron Gillen and Jim Cheung, with mini fights by Jeph Loeb, Arthur Adams, Jason Aaron, Kathryn Immonen, and more! Also reporting for duty is AVX tie-in Uncanny X-Men #19, by Kieron Gillen and Ron Garney!
Spider-Man — Danger Zone Part 1:
Dark times are coming for Peter Parker and change is closer than you even fear, in Amazing Spider-Man #695, by Dan Slott, Christos N. Gage, Giuseppe Camuncoli, and Steve McNiven. The Kingpin ‘s latest plan turns one of Spider-Man’s greatest strengths against him, as ASM hurtles headlong toward #700, THE FINAL ISSUE for this amazing, spectacular, long-running title!
Save BIG on incentive covers, Midtown exclusive covers and more:
This week you can take 40% off incentive covers and Midtown exclusive covers with the super-secret codeword below! In addition, take 10-40% off all kinds of cards — from Magic, to Yu-gi-oh, to sports, and more! These deals are offered online only. For our friends in NYC, take 25% off action figures at all Midtown Comics locations!
Green Arrow: read the comics, watch the TV show:
Oliver Queen is one of the stars of DC Comics’ the New 52, and he finally gets his due on TV with the premiere of Arrow, October 10th, on the WB! Get ready for the all-new show with a brief look at the history of Green Arrow on our blog! In the meantime, Ollie is fighting alongside Chinese kung fu genius extraordinaire, Suzie Ming against zombie warriors in China, in Green Arrow #13, by Ann Nocenti, Freddie E. Williams and Rob Hunter. Also, Ollie comes home to find trouble in the sky over Seattle — trouble that will lead to the “Hawkman: Wanted” storyline starting next month in Green Arrow and The Savage Hawkman!
DC Comics–don’t miss these gems:
Lots of great titles are coming your way next week from DC, including Earth 2 #5 by James Robinson, Before Watchmen Rorschach #2 (of 4) by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermajo, and Fairest #8 by Lauren Beukes and Inaki Miranda, with a beautiful cover by Adam Hughes!
Before Watchmen Rorschach Statue:
From Watchmen and now Before Watchmen, Rorschach has seen the city’s true face and he will not compromise… even in the face of armageddon. So if the end really is nigh, ordering one soon would be in your best interests. Hurm. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean, the Before Watchmen Rorschach Statue measures approximately 10.0″ high x 7.5″ wide x 6″ deep.
My Little Pony — Midtown exclusive cover from IDW:
You read that right: My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic #1 Midtown Exclusive Amy Mebberson Variant Cover is galloping your way in November from IDW, and you can pre-order it now! This exclusive Midtown cover will feature the fan-favorite, yellow-haired, cross-eyed, mail-delivering, muffin-lovin’ grey pegasus pony! If you are more of a fan of the Mane 6, don’t worry little filly, we got you covered! You can pre-order a randomly selected cover for 50% off, or if you want all of the Elements of Harmony, you can order the box set with all six regular covers, currently 35% off! We also have a variant cover featuring the art of Jill Thompson! Final artwork for our exclusive cover will be available soon! Our exclusive cover is the brainchild of our very own assistant graphic designer Tanya, who considers herself a Brony and fan of many things! Regarding the cover, she “wanted to do something special for the start of this new series!”
It’s never too early for Christmas:
Charles Dickens’s holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, is given a fresh twist — with a female Scrooge in Christmas Carol Night That Changed Eliza Scrooge, a beautiful hardcover from Dark Horse! Rod Espinosa (The Courageous Princess) adapts and illustrates this story of the miserly Eliza Scrooge, who is visited by the ghosts of the past, present, and future on one fateful Christmas eve.
All new stories begin, starting with “Killswitch”, in Creator-Owned Heroes #5, by Steve Niles, Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti, and more! Image launches a new mini-series, Non Humans #1 (of 4) by Glen Brunswick and Whilce Portacio, with a dark and unique tale–think Blade Runner meets Toy Story! Dynamite Entertainment explodes like a keg of TNT with seven hot new releases next week, including Dejah Thoris #16 by Robert Place Napton and Carlos Rafael, Lone Ranger #10 by Ande Parks and Esteve Polls, Bionic Woman #5 by Paul Tobin and Leno Carvalho, and lots more!
The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 2!
The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 2 is finally here! Returning with the second eight volumes of the fan-favorite, New York Times Best-Selling series collected into one massive paperback collection! This is the perfect collection for any fan of the Emmy Award-winning television series on AMC: over one thousand pages chronicling the next chapter of Robert Kirkman’s Eisner Award-winning continuing story of survival horror — beginning with Rick Grimes’ struggle to survive after the prison raid, to the group’s finding short solace in The Community, and the devastation that follows… In a world ruled by the dead, we are finally forced to finally start living. This massive volume collects The Walking Dead #49-96!
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Thor and Gerry G., aka G-Man
This week’s featured eBay item is a classic Batman Forever Batman and Robin plush set! Ever wanted to give Batman a great big hug? Well now you can, with these plush Batman and Robin plush figures from the movie Batman Forever! Featuring Val Kilmer as Batman and Chris O’Donnell as Robin, these figures are perfect for the young fan of the Dark Knight or the nostalgic fan. We also have lots of great vintage magazines, action figures, statues, and more at huge discounts, all available from our eBay page!
THIS WEEK’S SALES!
Midtown newsletter readers only: take an additional 5% off our already discounted price on all back issues added this week!
Wow! Another killer week for back issues. We added over 9,000 different comics to our system this week! With current print runs for comics being low, we understand that books from the last 10 years are still being heavily sought after. That means when we buy collections, we buy everything! Some dealers only like to buy Golden or Silver Age and key issues, books that are high in value. We buy everything so we can sell everything to our customers who might just need Aquaman from three months ago. Check out all the books we added this week.
We buy comics, graphic novels and collectibles! If you’ve got books you want to sell, e-mail me!
· Sept 28
Brad Walker – Midtown Comics Book Club: Guardians of the Galaxy: Realm of Kings
· Oct 11-14
New York Comic Con! Tickets on sale at all Midtown Comics stores!
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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