13 Dec, 2012
Welcome back to a heroic holiday season of comics!
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. We’ll be open all kinds of crazy hours throughout the holiday season at our NYC stores, so please see our holiday hours and holiday shipping schedule here.
Wow! We had two incredible events at Midtown last week! Legendary actor George Takei beamed into our Times Square store on Wednesday to sign copies of Kevin Keller #6 from Archie Comics. Take a look at some great photos of the event here! We also had the pleasure of hosting superstar artist Todd McFarlane at our Downtown store, and we’ll have SIGNED copies of The Art of Todd McFarlane: The Devil’s in the Details available for cover price on our site and in-store on December 19th! Be sure to take a peek at our gallery of photos from the event too!
DOTF, and the Batwoman/Wonder Woman team-up continues:
There’s a lot happening next week…where do we start?!? There are two Death of the Family tie-ins: The Joker strikes Haly’s Circus — and Nightwing can’t stop a devastating murder in Nightwing #15, by Kyle Higgins, Eddy Barrows, and Eber Ferreira. Red Hood and Red Robin team up against the Joker in Red Hood and the Outlaws #15 by Scott Lobdell, Timothy Green, Brett Booth, and Norm Rapmund. All hell breaks loose in Batwoman #15, by J. H. Williams and Haden Blackman, as the Batwoman/Wonder Woman team-up continues!
JSA Liberty Files the Whistling Skull #1:
DC Comics launches a new WWII-era action series from acclaimed creators B. Clay Moore (Hawaiian Dick) and Tony Harris (Ex Machina, Starman) in JSA Liberty Files the Whistling Skull #1. In 1940s Europe, the Nazi war machine is on the move…but crimes are still committed in even the smallest hamlets. Can one heroic duo solve the most bizarre mystery of all? From the world of the JSA: The Liberty Files, witness the birth of a new hero for the ages!
Geoff Johns and David Finch present Justice League of America #1, which pays tribute to the USA with 53 flag covers, including Puerto Rico and Washington, DC. Pre-order now: save 35% off individual covers, and 53% off the entire shrink-wrapped pack set for a final cost of only $97.49 from your friends at Midtown Comics!
Marvel NOW! rolls out red-hot second and third issues next week, including Avengers #2, by Jonathan Hickman and Jerome Opena, with a cover by Dustin Weaver, and variants by John Romita Jr. and Esad Ribic! Witness one of the most shocking moments in X-Force history, and say goodbye as Rick Remender’s landmark run comes to a conclusion in Uncanny X-Force #35, by Rick Remender, Phil Noto, and Julian Totino Tedesco! Mark Waid’s epic DD run continues with a final showdown with Coyote, in Daredevil #21, with art by Chris Samnee, and a devilishly ominous cover by Paolo Rivera. Have you fallen behind on your Marvel NOW! studies? Allow Professor Raphael of Midtown U bring you up to speed, issue by issue! Marvel NOW! Up to Now part one, and Marvel NOW! Up to Now part two. Warning: there are some minor spoilers.
Perfect gift ideas for Spidey fans:
The Gil Kane Amazing Spider-Man Artist Edition hardcover contains eight incredible Spider-Man stories, including some of the very best comics the wall crawler has ever appeared in: the infamous non-Comics-Code-approved LSD drug issues, the “six-arm” Spider-Man storyline that also introduced Morbius for the very first time, and the classic of classics — the night Gwen Stacy died! Reproduced from the original art and presented in full-sized glory! You’ll love the gallery section with beautiful Gil Kane covers and exceptional splash pages! Spider-Man Trouble on Horizon TP by Dan Slott, Christopher Yost, Humberto Ramos, and Mike Del Mundo. This volume collects ASM #678-681 and 679.1, and is great for lapsed readers to get up to speed on Spidey’s current perilous predicament, culminating in ASM #700 — the final issue!
Save BIG on back issues and action figures:
Don’t let your DC collection look like Swiss cheese! Fill those holes this week and save 20% off all DC back issues! From Action Comics to Zatanna — save big with the super secret codeword below! Need a great holiday gift idea for loved ones, or for yourself? Action figures! Save up to 40% off all action figures this week! These deals are online only.
My Little Pony — The phenomenon:
When did My Little Pony become the juggernaut that it is today, with one of the best selling comic book titles for the month, and an exclusive Midtown variant cover for each of the first three issues? Let Midtown Bloggerino Raph explain how MLP galloped its way into the hearts of fans everywhere, picking up a herd of new ones along the way!
Three sagas continue:
Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples’ Saga continues with Saga #8! Former soldier and new mom Alana has already survived lethal assassins, rampaging armies, and alien monstrosities, but now she faces her greatest challenge yet: the in-laws. In Robert Kirkman’s Thief of Thieves #11, the lines are drawn between the cartel and Augustus’ group in the race to save Emma. The only problem is that things could get a little grisly before either party is ready to strike. The second issue of the new Dynamite hit book, Masks is here! In Masks #2, powerful criminals and crooked politicians have taken over New York and instituted a fascist police state. Only vigilantes like the Shadow, Green Hornet, and the Spider have any hope of standing against them, but instead of operating outside the law as they have always done, these masked heroes must now oppose the law in their fight for justice!
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Thor and Gerry G., aka G-Man and the Mighty Thor!
Cat ears that move with your mood:
Cat ears that move with your mood, just like a real cat? Meow! It’s true! Necomimi cat ears are based on safe brainwave technology and have cat-like reactive movements that show how interested or relaxed you are in real time. Whether you’re a cosplayer having a Felicia Hardy moment with your favorite Spider-Man, or just like to accessorize in style, Necomimi comes with a pair of standard white ears, with additional accessories available in Obsidian Black, Minky Brown, and Jungle Leopard, so you can choose the ear color that best suits you! Or, if you’re in a more devilish sort of mood, you can swap out the cat ears with a pair of devil horns! Necomimi cat ears are available now online and in-stores! Check out this video to see them in action!
This week’s featured eBay item is a WB Store exclusive 12″ Batman statue from the film Batman and Robin! Ever feel like you were missing something in your life? How about a 12″ statue of George Clooney as Batman? From the 1997 film Batman and Robin, this statue was a WB Store exclusive and can now be your very own. 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:
All I want for the holidays is for our customers to be happy, and 27 McDonalds cheeseburgers…but mainly for our customers to be happy! That’s why this week my back issue team pushed to add over 6,000 back issues to the website. Full runs, minis, Golden Age, Silver Age, Bronze and Modern! Check out all of the stuff we added on our just-added list!
We buy comics, graphic novels and collectibles! If you’ve got books you want to sell, e-mail me!
· Dec 27
Dan Slott with Stephanie Buscema signing Amazing Spider-Man #700. The FINAL Issue!
· Dec 28
Midtown Comics Book Club: The Art of Betty and Veronica with Craig Yoe and Victor Gorelick
Midtown’s New Release List:
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