28 Feb, 2013
Welcome back to the age of Ultron!
The age of Ultron has arrived:
For years the heroes of the Marvel Universe have lived in fear that the artificial intelligence known as Ultron would one day evolve to fulfill its desire to wipe out all organic life and take over the Earth — that day has arrived. This massive 10-part Marvel Universe-spanning event is brought to you by Brian Michael Bendis and Bryan Hitch. It all starts off with Age of Ultron #1, with a Midtown exclusive cover by J. Scott Campbell, as well as a bunch of others, by the likes of Mike Deodato, Marko Djurdjevic, and Skottie Young!
Forget Ultron; the Superior age is here!
Well…we can’t really forget Ultron (since he seems poised to decimate the Marvel Universe), but how many will have to die before the Superior Spider-Man will kill a super villain? It’s Spidey vs. Massacre, in Superior Spider-Man #5 by Midtown Pal Dan Slott, with art and cover by Giuseppe Camuncoli, with a variant cover by Mark Bagley! We still have a few copies of Superior Spider-Man #1 2nd Ptg and Amazing Spider-Man #700 2nd ptg signed by Dan Slott, and you can check out ALL Superior Spider-Man issues here! If you’re still not up to speed on how Doc Ock has become Superior Spider-Man, catch up with Spider-Man Dying Wish premium hardcover — this is the story that reveals all the secrets that have been seeded for the last three years, collecting Amazing Spider-Man #698-700.
Midtown Exclusive Covers coming soon: J Scott Campbell, Greg Land, and Miss Fury!
Here’s the scoop on all upcoming Midtown exclusive covers:
- Age of Ultron #1 J. Scott Campbell cover — Now available! By Brian Michael Bendis with art by Bryan Hitch, to be unleashed on March 6th. Also available as a sketch cover!
- Guardians of the Galaxy #1 J Scott Campbell Cover, also by Bendis, with art by Steven McNiven, with a special cover appearance by Deadpool (he can breathe in space!?!?), will be available on March 27th.
- X-Men #1 J Scott Campbell Cover by Brian Wood and Olivier Coipel, featuring the X-Ladies, is available April 17th.
- Jupiter’s Legacy #1 J Scott Campbell Cover – Mark Millar & Frank Quietly give us the superhero epic that all future comics will be measured by! Ships on April 24th.
- Iron Man #9 Greg Land Cover – Starting a pivotal story titled “The Secret Origin of Tony Stark,” by Keiron Gillen and Dale Eaglesham. Everything you thought you knew about Tony Stark is wrong! Available May 1st.
- Miss Fury #1 Jack Herbert Cover – The classic pulp heroine is revived from Dynamite Entertainment, by Rob Williams & Jack Herbert! Available April 3rd.
Batman, Superman, and Green Lantern:
“Wrath of the First Lantern” will be the FINAL Green Lantern story arc by Geoff Johns and Doug Mahnke before a new creative team takes over this summer. Don’t miss the shocking fates of Hal Jordan and Sinestro as the epic “Wrath” continues in Green Lantern #18! Writer John Layman has bitten off more than Batman can chew* as he faces off against the Penguin in Detective Comics #18, with art by Jason Fabok — even if Batman wins, he loses! Plus, learn the origin of Ignatius Ogilvy in the backup feature! Things are heating up for the Man of Steel in the final fight with H’El, as “H’El on Earth” concludes in Superman #17, by Scott Lobdell and Kenneth Rocafort. Expect lots more from the Man of Steel in the coming months as the movie release approaches faster than a speeding bullet!
*John Layman is the writer of Chew. Get it? Okay, we won’t do that again.
Batman black and white statue by Sean Galloway:
Fan-favorite Sean “Cheeks” Galloway displays his unique artistic vision with this new Batman black and white statue. Using the monochromatic tones synonymous with the series, Galloway’s Dark Knight is as iconic as it is unique–making this statue a must-have for Bat-fans everywhere. Statue measures 7.75″ high x 5.75″ wide x 5.5″ deep.
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MLP #4 (Rainbow) Dashes in to stores:
The third season may be over, but those in need of a Pony fix don’t need to worry: the conclusion to the first story arc for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic arrives next week with issue #4! And while you’re at it, pick up our Midtown Exclusive cover for issue #4, which connects with our exclusive cover for issue #5, to create a full picture celebrating crystal ponies and the crystal empire! Also, be sure check out our other exclusives before they’re gone!
A heist caper with a twist, outer space adventure, and fantasy!
The Eisner award-winning team of Jim McCann and Janet Lee reunite to create a universe filled with intrigue as one gambler-turned-slave has 24 hours to pull off the greatest heist the universe has seen, in Lost Vegas #1 (of 4) from Image Comics. Also from Image comes Mara #3 by Midtown Pal Brian Wood! Join evil wizard Bafflerog Rumplewhisker and his companions — Gumpwort, an enchanted toad who was once a wizard himself, and Muddle, the third son of a woodcutter who’s convinced he’ll one day be king — as they make a journey that may mean the end of everything. Or maybe… it could mean something else, in the long-awaited original graphic novel Wizard’s Tale, by Kurt Busiek and Dave Wenzel, from IDW!
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Thor and Gerry G., aka G-Man and the Mighty Thor!
THIS WEEK’S SALES!
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…and the Oscar for best picture goes to…The Dark Knight Rises? No? Marvel’s The Avengers? No? Skyfall? No? Oh well, I’m sure Argo deserved it. The Oscars are over (I think it just ended) and now we look forward to the movies of 2013. Of course I mean Man Of Steel and Iron Man 3. For now, let us help you with your collecting needs. Let us complete your collection, because “you complete me.” Jerry Maguire, anyone?
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· March 29
Demo Vol 2 — Midtown Comics Book Club with special guest Becky Cloonan.
· April 9
Hubands signing with Jane Espenson and Brad Bell
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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