25 Oct, 2012
Welcome back to Halloween…with Geoff Johns, Steve Niles, Scott Snyder, and more!
Halloween ComicFest at Midtown Comics:
On Halloween, Wednesday, October 31st, we’re gonna be giving away a whole bunch of Halloween-related comics online and in-store at all Midtown locations–in a new industry-wide event called Halloween ComicFest! Choose from fifteen kid-friendly comics, including Marvel Universe Avengers & Ultimate Spider-Man, Batman/Scooby Doo, TMNT #1 Trick-or-Treat edition, Ghostbusters: Time Scare Halloween and a horde of horrific Halloween titles from many publishers! THESE TITLES WILL BE AVAILABLE ONLINE AND IN-STORE ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31ST — WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!
DC scares up some terrorific treats for Halloween:
Geoff Johns presents Ghosts #1, an all-new anthology from some of the biggest talents in the industry! Stories spotlight a space heist on a ghost ship, a spirit who wants to play synthesizer in a techno band, a ghost-for-hire haunting agency and other dark, twisted tales by Geoff Johns, Rufus Dayglo, Dave Johnson, and more! Lot 13 #1 is a terrifying new horror series from the ghoulish minds of Steve Niles and Glenn Fabry, in which a family moving cross-country makes a horrifying discovery in an old apartment complex. Can they survive the night? Midtown pal Scott Snyder is not one to be outdone on Halloween, and he presents American Vampire #32, with suitably atmospheric art by Rafael Albuquerque. New Deadwardians #8 (of 8) delivers a final issue of scares by Dan Abnett and I.N.J. Culbard!
Superman Earth One Vol 2, New 52 annuals, and more from DC Comics:
J. Michael Straczynski and Shane Davis continue the ground-breaking story they started in Superman Earth One. A young Clark Kent continues on his journey toward becoming the World’s Greatest Super Hero in Superman Earth One Vol 2 HC, but finds dealing with humanity to be a bigger challenge than he ever imagined. On the New 52 front, the first annual issues continue with Batgirl Annual #1, by Gail Simone and Ed Benes, which finds Batgirl on the hunt for Catwoman–but who is after Batgirl? Hey, there’s a lot more next week from DC Comics!
Sweet Tooth Vol 5 TP Unnatural Habitat:
Captain James Thacker’s expedition discovers deadly, centuries-old secrets in Sweet Tooth Vol 5 TP Unnatural Habitat, by Jeff Lemire and Matt Kindt. Plus, while Jeppard and Gus head for Alaska, things deteriorate for those left at the sanctuary. This volume collects issues #26-32.
Alex Ross paints, and Jae Lee draws an original cover for YOU:
Masks #1 is written by Chris Roberson (I Zombie), and fully painted by Alex Ross, and stars The Shadow, The Green Hornet, Kato, and The Spider, in a tale of two-fisted action, corruption and intrigue, set in New York City, 1938. There are several dynamic variant covers to choose from, but most importantly, you can choose to have Alex Ross paint, or Jae Lee draw a cover for you, and — believe it or not — YOU CAN CHOOSE THE CHARACTER (from the ones who star in Masks #1)! This will be original art on the cover, not a printed copy, and keep in mind — we never said it would be cheap…! We’ll also have a Midtown exclusive variant cover by Mel Joy San Juan, for the special price of only $1.99, a savings of 50%! Masks #1 will be released end of November, and you can pre-order any and all covers today!
An era continues to end, and consequences of AVX abound:
Spinning directly out of AVX, A Plus X #1 brings you two stories every month by the industry’s top creators! This issue features a Wolverine/Hulk story by Jeph Loeb and Dale Keown, and a Captain America/Cable story by Dan Slott and Ron Garney! Check out all of the awesome covers, including a Skottie Young Baby Variant! Also spinning out of AVX is AVX Consequences #4 (of 5), by Kieron Gillen, Dale Eaglesham, and Patrick Zircher, and it must be really hot, ‘cuz Marvel won’t give up any info on it!
Ready or not, Marvel NOW! is coming, and the tear-stained final issues of our favorite titles continue to roll out, with Mighty Thor #22 by Matt Fraction and Barry Kitson, featuring some super-cool variant covers! X-Men Legacy #275 is by Christos N. Gage, David Baldeon, and Mark Brooks.
Save BIG on DC back issues and more:
From Teen Titans to Zatanna, save 25% off DC back issues from T-Z with the super-secret codeword below! Also, sharpen your intellect with great books and save 15% to 40% off how-to & reference, art, fiction, and non-fiction books! These deals are offered online only.
More diabolically delectable Halloween treats:
This year’s CBLDF Liberty Annual anthology; benefitting the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and published by Image Comics, this comic declares “It’s good to be free!” Edited by Image publisher Eric Stephenson, the 48-page anthology features short stories by some of comics’ hottest creators. Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard contribute an all-new Walking Dead story, and the anthology also features incredible stories by Howard Chaykin, Kieron Gillen, Jim McCann, Terry Moore, Chris Roberson, James Robinson, and more! Eye-popping art by stars like Michael Allred, Chynna Clugston-Flores, Janet Lee, and Ben Templesmith completes this celebration of comics and free speech. In addition, previews of two upcoming Image comics — Storm Dogs by David Hine and Doug Braithwaite and The Savior by James Robinson and J. Bone — will be included.
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Thor and Gerry G., aka G-Man
This week’s featured eBay item is a signed and sketched copy of The DC Comics and Wildstorm Art of Jim Lee! This is a copy of the massive hardcover art book, contains a sketch and is signed by artist, Jim Lee! 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!
ALSO ON SALE THIS WEEK, ONLINE ONLY:
Midtown newsletter readers only: take an additional 5% off our already discounted price on all back issues added this week!
Great googlie mooglie! Even though we’re still trying to recover from NYCC, we’ve managed to add well over 5,000 back issues to the website this week! This includes replacing tons of out-of-stock items along with the addition of long runs of titles and odd ball minis and independent books. Make sure you check out our “Just added” list and see EVERY book we’ve added!
· NEWLY ADDED RUNS:
We buy comics, graphic novels and collectibles! If you’ve got books you want to sell, e-mail me!
· Oct 26
Midtown Comics Book Club: Sandman Mystery Theatre Vol. 1
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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