2016 has been a great year here at Midtown Comics. Not only was it full of exciting events – like an all-star Batman Day signing and a poster signing with the cast of X-Men: Apocalypse (watch the video below) – but it was also overflowing with legitimately great comics. Marvel unleashed some giant changes to classic characters and its universe; the DC Universe focused on revitalizing its iconic characters with DC Rebirth; Image, Valiant, and many other publishers continued to generate terrific titles. Let’s see why some of the Midtown Comics staff had an unforgettable time reading comics this year.
There are a lot of great comic book series out there, and they all stick in your memory for totally different reasons. Some of them will make you think about important and topical issues, while others do a brilliant job with drama and emotion. Some comics, however, focus on keeping a smile on your face the entire time. Well, Skottie Young and Jean-Francois Beaulieu’s I Hate Fairyland is definitely one of those comics that aims to make you grin. This Image Comics title is so impressively fun that I can’t stop smiling and laughing whenever I read a new chapter. Every issue is overflowing with creativity and such enjoyable silliness. So, it should come as no surprise that the seventh issue – which, at the time of this writing, goes on sale tomorrow – continued to remind me why I love this beautiful, clever, and hilarious series so very much.
It’s not everyday that Marvel does an event as important as the upcoming Avengers vs. X-Men, and its even more rare for a cover to come along that is so good, so fun, and so irresistible you just can’t say no to it. We’re speaking of course of our AMAZING Midtown Comics Exclusive Skottie Young cover to Avengers vs. X-Men #1. Avengers Babies vs. X-Babies! It doesn’t get any better than that! We’re also very happy to give you an exclusive look at the process that such a huge talent such as Skottie Young goes through to bring us this beautiful cover. Click through to see a behind the scenes look at it’s creation! The exclusive variant is available now at the special pre-order price of $8.00 (price is subject to change upon release)!