29 Nov, 2012
Welcome back to an extra-extatified week of comic book excitement!
We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Black Friday was a manic madhouse at Midtown, especially at our Times Square store, where we opened at midnight and stayed open all night, through all day Black Friday! We had a huge turnout, and naturally everyone behaved themselves in a nice, orderly fashion, with no stampedes (maybe because we don’t sell waffle irons?)!
Due to a confluence of confounding causes, we are experiencing minor shipping delays this week. A huge number of orders from our Black Friday sale, combined with great demand for Marvel NOW! titles, DC’s DOTF, new Previews, etc, all occurring within one week, have caused our mighty shipping department to fall just a bit behind schedule. Please accept our apologies, we expect to be back on track by Monday!
Holiday season shipping alert:
‘Tis the season to shop late and request expedited shipping, so please — plan ahead and allow ample time for delivery for holiday gift orders. Please refer to our holiday shipping schedule here.
Avengers #1 and the exclusive Midtown cover:
Marvel NOW! hits its stride next week as the greatest heroes in comics join forces in one unbeatable team in Avengers #1 by Jonathan Hickman, Jerome Opena, and Dustin Weaver! Now twice a month, the Avengers “go large,” expanding their roster and their sphere of influence to a global and even interplanetary level. Avengers #1 completes the set of three Midtown exclusive interconnecting Marvel NOW! covers by J. Scott Campbell…but fear not, he’s not done with us yet! Check out his two new Spidey covers for us (below)! Marvel now can be a lot to digest, so let Midtown bloggerino Raphael break it down for you, issue by issue! Marvel NOW! Up to Now part one, and Marvel NOW! Up to Now part two. Warning: there are some minor spoilers.
J. Scott Campbell—Midtown exclusive Spider-Man covers coming soon:
Hot on the heels of Midtown’s exclusive three connecting Marvel NOW! covers, J. Scott Campbell is busy at the drawing table illustrating a Midtown exclusive connecting cover set for Amazing Spider-Man #700 and Superior Spider-Man #1, both available for pre-order. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and we will keep you updated on the progress of these covers. We suggest that you pre-order now, or there may be no soup for you!
Spidey fans MUST READ THIS:
We hate to be bossy, but if ever there was a “must read” Spider-Man issue, THIS IS IT! Amazing Spider-Man #699 turns over all the cards and reveals secrets that have been set as far back as “Ends of the Earth”, “Spider Island”, and 99 issues ago in ASM #600! Doc Ock has hours left to live, and knows Peter Parker’s secret (revealed in ASM #698). Ock has no master plan — all he wants is vengeance, as he calls on Spidey foes like the Lizard, the Spider-Slayer, Morbius the Living Vampire, and more! The art is by Humberto Ramos, Paolo Rivera weaved the cover, and Dan Slott spun the story (that we’ll apparently hate him for after ASM #700).
There are lots of goodies from Marvel Comics next week, including Avengers X-Sanction TP which started the road to Avengers vs. X-Men, by Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness!
Batman and Superman:
It’s gonna be a good week for fans of the bat next week — but for the Batman family, maybe not so much! Detective Comics #15, by John Layman, Jason Fabok, and Andy Clarke will feature the ever-popular Joker mask over-cover! Though it’s not part of DOTF, Legends of the Dark Knight #3 arrives from horror-scribe fave Steve Niles, with art by Trevor Hairsine. Grant Morrison and Sholly Fisch continue their unique take on the Man of Steel, as Superman is on trial for his life — and the jury is the Anti-Superman Army! The ultimate villains spring the ultimate trap at the end of time itself, in Action Comics #15, with art by Rags Morales! There’s lots more from DC Comics next week!
DC Comics Super Heroes Supergirl bust:
Rocketing straight from Krypton is this beautiful new bust featuring Supergirl! Complete with a hot new costume, this hand-painted cold-cast porcelain DC Comics Super Heroes Supergirl bust measures approximately 6″ high x 4″ wide x 6.75″ deep, and is sculpted by Jim Maddox.
Geoff Johns and David Finch present Justice League of America #1, which pays tribute to the USA with 53 flag covers! All covers feature the same great art by Finch with alternate flag art: 1 cover featuring the US flag, 1 for each state flag, plus Puerto Rico and Washington, DC. The covers are available individually at $3.99 each, or as a shrink-wrapped pack set for a mere $149.99! Let’s illustrate your savings: At $3.99 each, this set of all covers would normally cost $211.47, but if you pre-order the set now, your cost is ONLY $97.49 from your friends at Midtown Comics! That’s a savings of 53% off cover price! If you’d like to pre-order just one, or a few, you’ll still save big with 35% off cover price.
Save BIG on back issues and apparel:
A comic collection shouldn’t be like a slice of swiss cheese, with lots of holes in it! This week you can fill those holes while saving 25% off DC back issues from O-S with the super-secret codeword below! That’s not all…dress in style and save up to 40% off all apparel, including t-shirts, caps, hoodies, and more!
My Little Pony gallops in TODAY:
Everypony at Midtown is proud to present a passel of covers for My Little Pony Friendship is Magic #1, including our very own Midtown Comics exclusive edition by Amy Mebberson! There are ten covers in all, by artists like Andy Price, Jill Thompson, and Stephanie Buscema, and for those who want the complete set of all Mane Six covers by Andy Price, there’s a box set! You can also still pre-order Katie Cook variant cover from our friends at Dynamic Forces, including a signed version, as well as the second issue, including a Midtown exclusive cover by Amy Mebberson featuring Time Turner (aka Dr. Hooves)!
To celebrate the release of MLP #1, which is already going into a second printing, Stephanie Buscema will be signing her variant cover at our Downtown store TONIGHT from 6:30-7:30 pm. We will also be raffling off one of our Midtown Exclusive #1 variant. Come on down, it’ll be FUN!
Hellboy returns along with a whole House of Fun from Dark Horse!
Mike Mignola returns to draw Hellboy’s ongoing story in Hellboy In Hell #1 for the first time since Conqueror Worm. In a story only Mignola could tell, more of Hellboy’s deepest secrets are revealed, with the most bizarre depiction of Hell you’ve ever seen. Evan Dorkin’s sick and twisted sense of humor unleashes itself in the House Of Fun one-shot with a new Murder Family episode, multiple pages of Fun gag strips, and the return of The Eltingville Comic Book, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Role-Playing Club — plus new Milk and Cheese strips.
Dynamite Entertainment explodes — again!
Grab a copy of Masks #1 absolutely FREE, online or in-store today! We and our friends at Dynamite Entertainment want you to try Masks so much, we’re offering it for free! Masks #1 is by Chris Roberson (iZombie, from DC Vertigo), with fully painted art by Alex Ross (Kingdom Come, Marvels). There’s also an exclusive Midtown cover! There’s lots more from DE next week, including another masked man, soon to make a new appearance on the silver screen!
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Thor and Gerry G., aka G-Man and the Mighty Thor!
This week’s featured eBay items are two unopened boxes of Skybox Superman trading cards! Don’t miss out on your chance to relive the roaring ’90s with these two boxes of Superman trading cards from Skybox! Both boxes are in their original shrink wrap! 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:
We are full! Full of back issues! This week in our over 9,000 comic book upload we did not let the holiday distract us in our amazing venture to add comics! Check out our “just added” list for every single comic we added this week. You never know when you will see that special book you have always been looking for. A Hot Stuff the Little Devil #1 for example……
We buy comics, graphic novels and collectibles! If you’ve got books you want to sell, e-mail me!
· Nov 28
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #1 signing with variant cover artist Stephanie Buscema
· Nov 30
Midtown Comics Book Club: Atomic Robo Vol. 1 with Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener
· Dec 5
Star Trek’s George Takei signing Kevin Keller #6 from Archie Comics
· Dec 6
Todd McFarlane signing The Art of Todd McFarlane: The Devil’s in the Details
· Dec 27
Dan Slott signing Amazing Spider-Man #700 The FINAL Issue!
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!
Note: for TEXT-ONLY list, please go to the New Release List, and uncheck the "Show Images" button