07 Feb, 2013
WTF: Welcome To Fun with this week’s comics!
Death of the Family concludes!
We’ve all invested a lot of time and angst in following this thrill-ride of a tale, and it’s time for the smoke to clear, and for burning questions to be answered! Who lives? Who dies? Who laughs last? Find out when the long-awaited, stunning conclusion to Death of the Family arrives in Batman #17, by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo! Then, Barbara Gordon must deal with the fallout from DOTF in Batgirl #17, the issue that will forever change her status quo in The New 52! Just what does James Gordon Jr. have planned for his sister, Batgirl, anyway?
DOTF may have siphoned most of the oxygen from the room, but save some for Katana #1, by Ann Nocenti and Alex Sanchez, cover by David Finch. Ripped from the pages of Justice League of America and Birds of Prey, Katana is a former assassin on a noble quest to restore the Outsiders to their former glory. Sounds like a pretty solid goal. There’s more from DC Comics next week…MUCH more!
What the heck is going on with DC Comics in April?
DC is promising a “WTF” moment in their April New 52 issues so shocking, that each title will have a “WTF Certified” logo emblazoned across each cover! Plus: each cover will be a two-part gatefold cover, with a hidden image revealing the key “WTF” moment! What could be so shocking? All we have so far is a few choice morsels of info: Booster Gold reappears while an entire team disappears — one team is trapped in a bottle while another is changed completely — some heroes change their colors and others change allegiances — a close encounter of The Dark Knight kind — one hero quits, and another hero dies!
Batman Night of the Owls hardcover:
Scott Snyder’s masterpiece is collected here in Batman Night of the Owls hardcover, with art by Greg Capullo! Evil spreads across Gotham City as Batman’s allies find themselves in a battle coming from all sides in this sprawling tale of corruption and violence. Collects Batman: The Dark Knight #9, Batwing #9, Batman and Robin #9, Red Hood and the Outlaws #9, Birds of Prey #9, Batgirl #9, Nightwing #8-9 and All-Star Western #9.
The return of Uncanny X-Men and Secret Avengers:
The true flagship book of the X-Men returns, in Uncanny X-Men #1, by Brian Michael Bendis and Chris Bachalo! In the wake of the Phoenix, the world has changed and is torn on exactly what the X-Men are — visionary revolutionaries or dangerous terrorists? Whatever the truth, Cyclops, Emma Frost, Magneto, and Magik are out in the world gathering up new mutants and redefining the name Uncanny X-Men! Check out some red-hot variant covers, including a “baby” cover by Skottie Young! Next week also heralds another return, in Secret Avengers #1, as the new Nick Fury leads a covert Avengers strike team including but not limited to Hawkeye, Black Widow, The Hulk, The Winter Soldier, Maria Hill, and Phil Coulson. SA#1 is by Nick Spencer, Luke Ross, and Tom Coker.
A new chapter of the Eisner Award-winning Powers by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming sends Deena Pilgrim into the big leagues! Powers Bureau #1 is a bold game-changer for the iconic crime superhero comic that started it all and offers an amazing jumping-on point for new readers!
Superior signing event tonight:
Amazing Spider-Man #700 2nd printing and Superior Spider-Man #1 2nd printing are available as of today, so come welcome Dan Slott back to Midtown Downtown TONIGHT, for an encore performance!
Unveiled: Age of Ultron #1 Midtown exclusive cover by J. Scott Campbell:
We’re proud to present the finished, colored art for the Midtown exclusive cover of Age of Ultron #1 by J. Scott Campbell. Since everyone loved JSC’s pencils, we we’re pleased to present a new Midtown exclusive sketch cover so all can admire them in perpetuity! Age of Ultron is by Brian Michael Bendis with art by Bryan Hitch, and will debut on March 6th. Guardians of the Galaxy #1 (March 27th, also by Bendis, with art by Steven McNiven), will also sport a Midtown exclusive cover by JSC! All three are available for pre-order now!
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CGC grading from Midtown Comics!
CGC grading from Midtown Comics! That’s right, you can now bring your comics to any Midtown Comics store location to be sent to CGC’s facility in Florida for professional grading. We offer a no hassle, flat rate that covers your comic book, including shipping and insurance both ways. It’s the easiest way in NYC to submit your books to CGC, and we treat all books like our own, with lots of TLC!
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My Little Pony Midtown exclusive cover is here:
Danger lurks everywhere as the Mane Six enter the heart of the Changeling Kingdom to rescue their friends in My Little Pony Friendship is Magic #3 today, by Katie Cook and Andy Price, with covers by Stephanie Buscema and Amy Mebberson, who drew our wonderful Midtown Exclusive cover, featuring Rarity, Spike, and Pinkie Pie dancing Gangnam Style! The magic doesn’t end there! Our exclusive covers for issues #4 and #5 feature crystallized ponies in the Crystal Kingdom! MLP #2 is also still available, but we’re running low on our exclusive cover for MLP #1!
The return of the Walking Dead:
Sparse sightings of “walkers” in our neighborhoods may have lulled us all into a false sense of security…but guess who’s back in droves–in comics and on TV? Once again, Rick is pushed BEYOND his breaking point in Walking Dead #107, by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard and Cliff Rathburn! Those lovable “walkers” — or “biters” (depending upon which camp you’re with) stagger their way back into living rooms everywhere as AMC resumes the third season of the hit TV show!
The biggest hit in the galaxy:
Star Wars #2 by Brian Wood arrives next week! Star Wars #1 was a huge hit that caught many by surprise, and we have a limited number of 1st printing copies signed by Brian Wood. 75% of the proceeds from the sale of the signed books will go to K.I.D.S. – Kids In Distressed Situations, providing relief to victims of Hurricane Sandy in NJ and NY.
Next week is gonna be BIG:
Look out for some hot titles next week, including High Ways #2 from IDW, by John Byrne, and Cyberforce #3 which is FREE, from Marc Silvestri and the gang at Image. Experience the world of Coldplay in a whole new way with Mylo Xyloto #1, from Bongo, written by the band and Mark Osborne, which tells the other worldly narrative behind their hit album of the same name. Some great titles from Dynamite Entertainment and Valiant Entertainment hit the shelves next week, and much more! Make a list, check it twice!
Ultra-rare variant covers from Dynamite Entertainment!
Midtown is proud to team up with our friends at Dynamite Entertainment to offer you a bevy of ultra-rare variant covers. How rare you may ask? From 25 copies to as little 10 copies printed worldwide! That’s not a lot folks! Be the proud owner of these super-rare editions of Damsels, Jennifer Blood, Red Sonja, Dark Shadows/Vampirella, and Warlord of Mars: Dejah Thoris. Each one comes bagged and boarded, with a DE certificate of authenticity, and sealed with the DE logo sticker! Needless to say, quantities are extremely limited!
A Dynamic limited edition set like never before – a Midtown Comics world premiere!
From industry leader Dynamic Forces, we’re proud to offer a special “Ultimate Perfect Ten” starter set, featuring an assortment of 5 autographed books – including EXTREMELY LIMITED Silver Signature and Gold Signature books that will premiere in these sets – plus 5 assorted DF variant covers, valued at over $500, for the special price of $199.30 (1993 being the year that DF started up)! But preorder now, and you’ll save an additional 25% off! This set is scheduled to ship in May.
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Super Bowl fans:
Or should we say comic fans who missed the Super Bowl and need a recap of the best commercials? Midtown bloggerino Raph weighs in on the comics-relevant commercials that played during the Super Bowl. Read his words of wit, complete with links to the spots, and to some cool books!
Thor and Gerry G., aka G-Man and the Mighty Thor!
This week’s featured eBay item is Simpsons Comic Book Guy action figure playset! Worst. Playset. Ever. (Just kidding!) This awesome playset features Comic Book Guy and The Android’s Dungeon comic book shop. A must have for Simpsons a comic book fans alike! Check out all of our auctions on our eBay page!
THIS WEEK’S SALES!
ALSO ON SALE THIS WEEK, ONLINE ONLY:
In-store only sales:
No Super Bowl hangover for the back issue team! Over 6,000 back issue’s this week. Check out EVERY back issue we added this week.
We buy comics, graphic novels and collectibles! If you’ve got books you want to sell, e-mail me!
· Feb 6
Dan Slott Returns to to Midtown Comics Downtown for ASM #700 2nd printing and SSM #1 2nd printing.
· Feb 22
Kraven’s Last Hunt – Midtown Comics Book Club with special guest Jim Salicrup.
Midtown’s New Release List:
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