Midtown Comics Newsletter Archive

Welcome back to another astonishing week in comics!
Wallopin’ web-snappers!  Our favorite wall-crawler has webbed his way to the top spot of the box office and back onto our racks next week with some spectacular comic books! Also, prepare to be astounded with Astonishing X-Men #1, Secret Empire #6, new Star Wars comics, and new X-Men card variant covers!  “Jokes and Riddles” continues in Batman #27, as DC delivers that, and new Nightwing, Batwoman, Superman, and Justice League! Plus, there’s the debut of Moonstruck, Time & Vine, and Generation Gone! Now stop dawdling and read on, friends, read on! 

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An Astonishing Return:
An ancient evil is attacking the most powerful minds on the planet! One by one they fall, and now the threat has found its way to the attention of the X-Men! Psylocke, Old Man Logan, Gambit, Rogue, and more must form a new incarnation of the X-Men to take on this terrifying foe! They will band together to defend a world that both hates and fears them. For they are, the X-MEN! Writer Charles Soule and artist Jim Cheung usher in a new era of Marvel’s mightiest mutants with Astonishing X-Men #1!

A Secret Invasion:
Squirrel Girl and Enigma find themselves in Europe, stranded alone against the hordes of Hydra! If only there was some mysterious character ready to mystify the masses by returning to vanquish these fiends! Oh wait, there is! U.S. Avengers #8 is by writer Al Ewing with art by Paco Medina. Meanwhile, the Xavier Institute is on lockdown! The X-Men’s lair has been infiltrated by somebody who aims to hunt them down! Can the remaining X-Men stop the all-new X-Cutioner before he claims more lives? The story unfolds in X-Men Gold #8 by Mark Guggenheim and Ken Lashley.


The Dark Depths of Space:
Darth Maul has kidnapped Jedi Padawan Eldra Katiss and he’s out for blood. Now, the young Padawan must fend for herself against the Sith fiend in order to stay alive! It’s time for her to duel against her mysterious foe! Star Wars Darth Maul #5 is written by Cullen Bunn with art by Luke Ross! Then, Poe Dameron and Black Squadron are running a recruitment drive! With the very resistance hanging in the balance, can Poe find pilots daring enough to face off against the First Order of the Republic? And just who is this mysterious person from Jess Pava’s past? Find out in Star Wars Poe Dameron #17 by writer Charles Soule and artist Angel Unzueta!

Cosmic Chaos:
Deep in the ruins of the Kree homeworld Hala, the Inhuman royal family faces the very truth of their beginning! Who, or what, are the Progenitors? What is their connection to the Terrigen Mists? What does Marvel Boy know and how does he play into things? The Inhumans demand answers! Royals #5 is by Al Ewing with art by Jonboy Myers. Then, the Guardians of the Galaxy have been trying to keep off of the radar of the Nova Corps, but they’re about to face another set of problems altogether. The Fraternity of Raptors face off against the fearless heroes in All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #6 by writer Gerry Duggan and artist Aaron Kuder!


Blockbuster Action:
Batwoman has been taking a trip down memory lane of late, reliving her past and examining her relationships across the board. Now, the struggles that Kate and Safiyah endured are revealed in this one-off issue showing exactly what happened when Kate last left Coryana! Batwoman #5 is by writers Marguerite Bennett and James Tynion IV, with guest artist Stephanie Hans. Then, Dick Grayson continues his epic battle with Blockbuster! In this oversized issue, Nightwing is all the stands between Blüdhaven and certain doom! With Tiger Shark and Blockbuster trying to tear the city apart, can Nightwing save the city? Nightwing #25 is by writer Tim Seeley with art by Minkyu Jung.

Batman Gets Shell-Shocked:
The heroes in a half-shell team-up with the Dark Knight in these two terrific titles! First, the Foot Clan comes to Gotham City, leaving a trail of bodies behind! As Batman chases down his ninja enemy he finds himself face-to-face with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Batman TMNT Vol 1 is by James Tynion IV with art by Freddie Williams II! Then, Batman chases down his villains as they escape Arkham Asylum and head to New York City! Spinning out of Batman: The Animated Series, Batman TMNT Adventures TP by Matthew Manning and Jon Sommariva is all-ages fun!



The Scarlet Speedster Takes Off:
For the first time ever, experience the acclaimed Flash run by Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato through beautifully detailed original ink art! Showcasing an outstanding creative vision, the hardcover collection is a must have for fans of the Fastest Man Alive! Barry Allen faces off against enemies new and old as Mob Rule and Captain Cold come to terrorize Central City! He’s the only man that can take them down, and the only way to enjoy this amazing original art is through this prestige hardcover edition! Flash Unwrapped by Francis Manapul collects issues #0-8 of The Flash by Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato.



Magical Hijinx:
Fantasy creatures are living normal, typical, everyday lives alongside humans, and barista Julie strives to be the most unremarkable of them all. She has a normal job, a normal girlfriend, and normal werewolf transformations?! But all bets are off when Julie and her best friend Chet find themselves in the middle of a magical conspiracy! From writer Grace Ellis and artist Shae Beagle with Kate Leth, Moonstruck #1 is an adventure unlike any other!


Believe it,
G-Man, Henry and John!

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