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Article by Enrique Varona. Art by Jamie McKelvie and Matthew Wilson.

The Wicked + The Divine by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie is the best comic you aren’t reading yet. And if you’re already reading it, you know why everybody else should be. The series focuses on a pantheon of twelve gods that are brought together every ninety years, blessed with supernatural abilities and incredible fame. However, the glory comes at a steep price; they die after two years. And once again, they return, to start the cycle for a new generation.  As the young Laura finds herself roped into this world of intrigue and glamor, she finds that not all gods are good and that fame isn’t everything you want it to be. Oh, and did I mention that the gods are based on pop culture icons such as Rihanna, Kanye West, Daft Punk, David Bowie, and Prince? Now we’re talking.

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Article by Gregg Katzman (and excellent Kraven pic by Skottie Young)

Marvel has a lot of interesting villains. From cosmic heavy-hitters like Thanos to criminal masterminds like the Kingpin, there are a lot of foes who are full of story potential. But, believe it or not, my favorite fiend is one of Spider-Man’s longtime enemies: Sergei Kravinoff, a.k.a. Kraven the Hunter – okay, I guess it’s probably not that hard to believe if you’ve read the title of the article. In fact, I like the guy so much that this is my second time writing about why I think he deserves a comic – the reason is different this time around, though – and, I kid you not, I recently bought myself a bust of the character as an early wedding gift for myself!

To some, Kraven’s a man in a silly costume that occasionally gets punched in the face by Spidey. But to me, he’s a more complex villain – a man who clearly isn’t a good guy (despite technically once being an Avenger!), but he still has his own code of honor. He’s not the kind of guy who wants to blow up a city or take over the world – his stories are smaller in scale and character-driven. He simply wants to be proud of himself and his family. He wants them to be courageous, strong, and able to overcome any obstacle in their way. But what if he wanted to change his ways and use his talents for something more noble? The latest issue of Howard the Duck has placed Kraven on the path to becoming an antihero, and now it’s up to Marvel to capitalize on this story! Yes, the comic focused on being a hilarious comedy, but there’s a legitimately awesome possibility with the character here!

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Article by Gregg Katzman

Another Wednesday, another wave of excellent new comics! Every addition of new comic book day is worth looking forward to, but there really is a lot to get excited about this week. Marvel’s dropping Old Man Logan #4, Vertigo’s releasing Sheriff of Babylon #5, and, of course, DC has given the world the Wonder Woman: Earth One graphic novel. There are plenty of comics that are more than worthy of your time (see above for the full list), but there are also five #1 issues that we really enjoyed, so we want to make sure they’re on your radar. So, we’re about to briefly explain why you should give these new comics a chance. If the title sounds like a good time to you, go give it a shot. If not, maybe the next one will win you over! Either way, we hope you enjoy reading at least one comic this week!

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This week, it’s a full house of hosts, but who is the mysterious new fourth? Also, Supergirl and The Flash team across networks, DC Comics goes through a rebirth, The Walking Dead teases a death, and comics get in the YA Novel business! All this and more!

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Who wants to save some major money? Unless you’re Bruce Wayne or Tony Stark (if so, may you please stop by the store?), odds are you’re going to be incredibly happy about this super, stupendous, and spectacular sale! We have everything – yes, everything – on sale for up to 75% OFF! Whether it’s back issues, statues, or apparel, you’re going to save a mountain of money with this marvelous March sale! The deal is online only and runs until March 15th. Now, who’s ready for some delightful discounts?

Midtown Comics has created a new contest for you to enter with the help of East Coast ComiCon 2016! This time, we’re giving away pairs of tickets to East Coast ComicCon 2016 at the Meadowlands Expo Center in NJ! We have several pairs of Sunday tickets (04/17/16) to give away to some lucky winners! Winners must be able to pick up their tickets in person at Midtown Comics Times Square. Find more info on the con here! 

This contest will last from 03/08/16 – 03/29/16. You can submit multiple entries by Liking our page on Facebook, Following us on Twitter, Subscribing to our newsletter, Following us on Pinterest, and Tweeting at us daily about the contest.

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