Faith

Article by Gregg Katzman

Over in Valiant’s Harbinger series (and the big event Harbinger Wars), the publisher has put its team of psiots – people with special abilities – through a lot of craziness. They’ve been in giant, explosive conflicts, they’ve had their emotions put to the test, and they’ve suffered a loss. These dramatic experiences would be enough to change anyone, but Faith – a psiot who can use telekinesis to fly and create a “companion field” – remains uplifting and lighthearted. Now, she has a great reason to be even happier: she’s the star of her very own limited series. That’s a huge deal for a fangirl like herself!

The new comic – by Jody Houser, Francis Portela, Marguerite Sauvage, and Andrew Dalhouse – goes on sale January 27th (a link to order can be found below), but we’ve already read the debut issue (Valiant’s nice like that). Guess what? We love it, and we hope you do, too! In case you’re not already excited for Valiant’s new series, here are three reasons why you should be!

Order Faith #1 here:  http://bit.ly/1PbXxZx

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This week we welcome Andrew back!  He got a super sneak peek at the full Deadpool movie and gives us the best review that he can legally do!  We also discuss the CW DC movie special and gush over the Suicide Squad trailer, plus Andrew got to spend a afternoon with Lex Luthor himself, Jesse Eisenberg!  No one claimed our gift card so we’re giving another simple way to win it this week!  All that and our top picks to read this week!

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The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has released its 2016 list of Great Graphic Novels for Teens published in 2015. The committee selected a top ten list and 112 titles overall from 170 official nominations. The sections are books that meet the criteria of both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens 12 – 18. Find these graphic novels available today at Midtown Comics! Full list below:

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Batman Bad Blood

Article by Gregg Katzman

Despite being a master of stealth, Batman’s no stranger to the spotlight. The Dark Knight has been the focus of several animated features (like the recent Batman vs. Robin and Son of Robin) and understandably so – he is the most popular hero, after all. However, in the latest Batman animated movie, the Caped Crusader steps aside so the rest of the Bat family can receive some extra attention. In Batman: Bad Blood, the iconic hero vanishes after an explosive clash with the imposing villain the Heretic. Yup, this story draws inspiration from Grant Morrison’s work. With Gotham’s protector absent, Nightwing, Robin, Batwoman, Batwing, and Alfred must step up to save the city – and possibly the world – from the latest threat that has emerged from the shadows.

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buying

Hey Mighty Midtowners! Midtown Comics Warehouse in New Hyde Park, LI is hiring for our buying department! Apply today and and lend your skills to our team of super heroes! Info Below:

Buyers Assistant

Basic skills required:

  • Bookstore, Toy store, Retail Sale or Wholesale experience
  • Buying Experience
  • Microsoft office, especially Excel
  • Ability to cold call
  • Carry a project from idea to physical completion and to build to make it better
  • Comic knowledge a must

Please email your resume and cover letter to jobs@midtowncomics.com with subject line “Assistant Buyer Position”.

Legends of Tomorrow

The CW’s DC universe continues to expand! It all started with (Green) ArrowAs Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) became an accurate vigilante and fought to protect his city, other heroes and villains were introduced along the way. Eventually, Barry Allen, a.k.a. the Flash (Grant Gustin) appeared and he went on to become the Scarlet Speedster! Gustin’s Flash then *ahem* raced into his very own show on The CW. While Arrow continues its fourth season and The Flash expands on its second season, a whole new CW DC show is right around the corner: Legends of Tomorrow.

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