Midtown Comics Newsletter Archive

Welcome back to the new Dynamic Duo: The Riddler and The Joker!

Our two favorite feuding fiendish funnymen fight for keeps in “The War of Jokes and Riddles,” and the war escalates as the Dark Knight intervenes in Batman #26! That’s not all! Wonder Woman continues her record breaking box office run, and fans can revel in her comic book adventures in Wonder Woman by Greg Rucka Vol 2, and Superman and Superboy are having a father-son moment! As we breath-lessly await Spidey’s homecoming to mulitplexes everywhere, gear up for a gaggle of great Spider-Man comics, including Spider-Man Master Plan #1! Also, look for X-Men Card variant covers, new Star Wars, and Secret Empire!

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Riddle Me This:
A terrifying creature is Last time the Joker and Riddler met, one of them was left bloodied, assumed dead. Now, it’s payback! Two of Batman’s most volatile villains verify their vile ways as “The War of Jokes and Riddles” continues! And just how does the Dark Knight fit into all of this? Can Batman defeat these fiends and save Gotham City? What does his lady love, Catwoman, have to say about all this terror unfolding in Gotham City? Tom King and Mikel Janin continue their Batman run with Batman #26!

Quality Father/Son Time:
After the harrowing events of “Black Dawn”, Superman and Superboy need a breather. Their teamwork is off and Clark is at a loss for how to fix it. Maybe an old trick Pa Kent taught him will be the job! It’s time for some father-son bonding as Jon gets schooled on superheroics from the Man of Steel himself! Will they be able to repair the damage done by Manchester Black, or is this two-some forever doomed? Superman #26 is by writer Pete Tomasi and artist Scott Godlewski!

Wonder Woman Triumphant:
Wonder Woman has always dealt with the Gods, but now their demons have come to haunt her! The dreaded Medusa strikes Wonder Woman, turning her world upside down! After a terrible sacrifice, the Amazon Princess finds that she once more has to prove herself to her comrades in the Justice League and to the world at large! Writer Greg Rucka continues his acclaimed run on Wonder Woman in these stories from Wonder Woman #206-#217, collected for the first time in years! All of this in Wonder Woman by Greg Rucka TP Vol 2!

Terrorizing Tentacles Tangle Terrific Teams:

The secret is out! With Steve Rogers running wild alongside Hydra, the titans of the Marvel Universe must stand united to try and resist! The Champions find themselves stranded outside of New York, trying facing impossible odds! Can this team of teen heroes upgrade from saving small towns to saving the entire world? Mark Waid and Humberto Ramos present Champions #10. Then, the X-Men’s lives have just settled down… too bad Hydra now reigns supreme! Can the X-Men survive trapped in New York City with evil attacking them at every turn? And how can they protect their students if they can’t even protect themselves? Especially when they face the all-new X-Cutioner! X-Men Gold #7 is written by Marc Guggenheim with art by Ken Lashley!

Here It Goes Again:

Remember that time Deadpool went a little TOO crazy and killed off the entire Marvel Universe? Well, he’s at it again! Deadpool faces off against the fiercest fighters in the Marvel Universe! He’s here to take out all of your favorite heroes and villains in the most horrific ways possible! Definitely not for the squeamish, Deadpool is out to prove once again why he is the toughest hero of all! Writer Cullen Bunn and artist Dalibor Talajic work on Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe Again #1, the sequel to their original grizzly hit series!

Spider-Man swings into theaters next week, but before he does, check out these amazing reads! First, everything is going perfectly for Peter Parker, which means something terrible is lurking around the corner! Spider-Man faces off against one of his classic heroes, the villainous Crime Master! It all unfolds in the Spider-Man Master Plan One-Shot by Robbie Thompson with art by Nate Stockman! Then, Miles Morales finds out that the Hammerhead isn’t so funny after all. After months of pestering the crime boss, Hammerhead and New York’s gang war is heating up. Surely this won’t end well for our hero! Spider-Man #18 comes from scribe Brian Michael Bendis and artist Oscar Bazaldua!

Out of This World Adventure:
Star-Lord has been sailing the radio waves of the galaxy for years, keeping the only piece of Earth he could never quite leave behind. Now, join Peter Quill and the Guardians as they take a break from the dreaded depths of space to explore the sweet sounds of an awesome mix of music! Guest artist Chris Samnee joins writer Gerry Duggan for All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #5. Meanwhile, Wolverine finds herself in space as she teams up with the Guardians of the Galaxy to find answers after the events of “Immune”. Somebody knows who is messing with the Earth, and Laura is determined to find out who it is! All-New Wolverine #22 is by writer Tom Taylor and artist Leonard Kirk.

Supernatural Power Unleashed:
The balance of power in this world is maintained by supernatural forces beyond mortal control. Now, these forces are unraveling and young college graduate Josh Miller finds himself on the frontline of a battle against an enemy dating back to the beginning of time itself! As myth and reality collide, the expecting father fathers a conspiracy threatening to tear apart the foundation of humanity as we know it! Klaus Janson and Pablo Raimondi co-write the super-sized 66 page Sacred Creatures #1, with art from both sensational creators! We will be hosting a signing with both Klaus Janson and Pablo Raimondi on July 6th, to celebrate the launch of the series!

Believe it,
G-Man, Henry and John!

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