Welcome back to the week before New York Comic Con!

NYCC IS 8 DAYS AWAY -— Brian K. Vaughan, Midtown exclusive items, and the Mighty Thor!

Revel in exclusive swag galore like never before, including an Uncanny Avengers #1 variant cover by J. Scott Campbell, two exclusive covers for Walking Dead: The Official Magazine #1 from Titan Magazines, an exclusive Black Panther shirt, a Scarlet Spider shirt, and a brand-new Avengers vs. X-Men ® 9FIFTY SNAPBACK cap from our friends at New Era! We’ll have Brian Haberlin’s beautiful new ground-breaking — and breath-taking — book Anomaly. Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples will sign Saga Vol 1 TP from Image Comics, Scott Snyder will sign his Batman hardcover, and you can check here for more signings and events. Take your picture with the life-size wax figure of the Mighty Thor, provided by our friends at Madame Tussauds in NYC! You can find all of our NYCC info here, and if you’re under the impression that it’s easy to handle a humongous comic-con like this one, we urge you to check out our handy-dandy NYCC Survival Guide by Midtown bloggerino Raph (it could save lives)!

Extended store hours at Midtown Comics Times Square:
The excitement continues well into the night, as Midtown Comics in Times Square will be open until 10:00PM on Friday and Saturday the weekend of NYCC!

Avengers vs. X-Men: the uncanny consequences:
Dive headfirst into Marvel NOW! as the superstar dream team of Rick Remender and John Cassaday deliver high stakes action in Uncanny Avengers #1, the blockbuster debut of an all-new Avengers team featuring members from all across the Marvel Universe…a team uniting Avenger and X-Man alike! Check out some phenomenal covers, including the Midtown exclusive cover! Thus the first of our three connecting covers is released, with All-New X-Men #1 to follow in November, and Avengers #1, coming in December. Check out the art in progress on these connecting covers, and our exclusive interview with the man himself, J. Scott Campbell here!

Spinning directly out of AVX #12, find out what happens next in AVX Consequences #1, by Kieron Gillen, Tom Raney, and Patrick Zircher. There’s lots more from Marvel next week, including the climactic FINAL ISSUE of Jonathan Hickman’s groundbreaking run in Fantastic Four #611!

Think pink!

Marvel is launching a month-long campaign in support of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Throughout the month of October, the Marvel Universes’ most popular super heroes will be featured on all-new variant covers with special pink-colored costumes and it starts next week with Avengers #31, Captain America #18, Fantastic Four #611, and Invincible Iron Man #526! Don’t miss it!

Save BIG on back issues and statues:
From Amazing Spider-Man to Green Arrow, this week you can take 20% off back issues A-G from any publisher with the super-secret codeword below! Decorate your stately manor, mantle, or studio apartment in super-style and take 10-40% off all statues!! These deals are offered online only.

Batman by Scott Snyder: Death in the Family begins:
“Knightfall” concludes in Batgirl #13, by Gail Simone and Ed Benes, in which Batgirl clings to life as her greatest adversary unveils her deadly plans for Gotham City. Batgirl #13 is also the prelude to “Death in the Family”, which kicks off in Batman #13 by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, which sees the return of the Joker! Check out some legendary Batman stories collected in Legends of the Dark Knight HC by Alan Davis, and Batman Odyssey HC by Neal Adams! The parade of New 52 collections continue with Nightwing Vol 1 Traps and Trapezes TP, by Kyle Higgins and Eddy Barrows, and Justice League Dark Vol 1 In the Dark TP, by Peter Milligan, Mikel Janin, and Ryan Sook. There’s lots more from DC Comics next week! Don’t forget to watch Arrow on the WB next week!

Celebrate Green Arrow with a free comic on Arrow Day:

DC Comics has declared Wednesday, October 10th, Arrow Day! In celebration of the TV premiere of Arrow on the CW, you can pick up a copy of Arrow #1 Special Edition, absolutely FREE, in-store and online*, courtesy of our friends at DC Comics! Arrow #1 Special Edition is a great jump-on point for new readers, and as an added bonus, readers will get a six-page preview of Green Arrow #0, highlighting the DC Comics character who inspired the new show. Catch up on all things GA: we’ve got lots of Green Arrow comics, both current and classic, and tons of graphic novels!

*while supplies last.

Batman Odyssey hardcover by Neal Adams:
Legendary Batman artist and comics pioneer Neal Adams returns to Gotham City with an electrifying new story that pits The Dark Knight against villains and allies old and new! Batman Odyssey hardcover is written and illustrated by Neal Adams, and collects all thirteen issues.

My Little Pony — Midtown exclusive cover from IDW: The official cover is revealed!
Check it out! The official cover artwork for My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic #1 Midtown Exclusive Amy Mebberson Variant Cover has been revealed! Coming out in November from IDW, you can pre-order it now! This exclusive Midtown cover features the fan-favorite, yellow-haired, cross-eyed, mail-delivering, muffin-lovin’ grey pegasus pony! If you are more of a fan of the Mane Six, don’t worry little filly, we got you covered! You can pre-order a randomly selected cover, or if you want all of the Elements of Harmony, you can order the box set with all six regular covers! We also have a variant cover featuring the art of Jill Thompson. The second issue is also available for pre-order for 35% off!

Saga collection from BKV:
Fantasy and science fiction are wed like never before in a sexy, subversive drama for adults by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples. Issues #1-6 are collected in Saga Vol 1 TP from Image Comics, and BKV and Fiona Staples will sign it for you at NYCC at Midtown’s booth!

Halloween is on its way!

Great ready for Halloween with an awesome new one-shot from Image Comics, Halloween Eve! Eve has an imagination that’s more than active — it can be downright dangerous! Working late at the costume super-store Halloween Land, she gets lost in her own thoughts until something goes bump in the night. The rubber masks and plastic novelties are coming to life, and Eve must face ghosts, goblins, and gorilla suits made real. High fantasy and heartbreak in an oversized holiday one-shot by Brandon Montclare (Fear Itself: Fearsome Four) and Eisner Award nominee Amy Reeder (Batwoman, Madame Xanadu).

Another treat for fans of horror comics: Ernest Fairchild was a kind and gentle soul…until one day something in him snapped leading him to one of the most notorious killing sprees in American history. Ernest is back, in Evil Ernie #1 by Jesse Blaze Snider and Jason Craig from Dynamite Entertainment.

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Believe it,
Thor and Gerry G., aka G-Man

· BTVS Season 9 Freefall #14
· Transfusion #1
· Halloween Eve One-Shot
· MacGyver Fugitive Gauntlet #1
· Walking Dead Michonne Special
· Archer & Armstrong Vol 2 #3
· Massive #5
· Bloodshot Vol 3 #4
· Morning Glories #22

This week’s featured eBay item: unopened boxes of Batman movie card packs! Relive your favorite moments of Tim Burtons ground-breaking hit film with these classic trading cards! Each pack even comes with a stick of gum! We also have lots of great vintage magazines, action figures, statues, and more at huge discounts, all available from our eBay page!

· Once Upon a Time Machine TP
· Saga Vol 1 TP
· D&D Forgotten Realms Vol 4 TP
· Powers Vol 14 TP
· Hellblazer Devils Trench Coat TP
· Blue Estate Vol 3 TP

· Executive Assistant Hit List Agenda TP
· Judge Dredd Dark Judges TP
· Doctor Who Classics Vol 8 TP

20% off all back issues A-G! Click here to activate this week’s codeword BATARANG. Your discounts will automatically be activated in your cart, so just place the items you want into your basket and check out when you’re finished!

10%-40% off Statues!

Midtown newsletter readers only: take an additional 5% off our already discounted price on all back issues added this week!

Con Alert! Con Alert! The back issue department is in charge of all the back issues at Midtown’s NYCC booth! So that means we are very busy. Not only do we add over 5,000 back issues to our website on a weekly basis, but we also add comics to all 3 locations. Now that the NYCC is here we are also preparing for that in a very big way. Phew! Check out everything we added to the site and check out and all the convention books!

Get an extra 5% off new back issues! Over 5,000 issues added every week!

· G.I. Joe
· Grimm Fairy Tales
· Captain Marvel
· Amazing Spider-Man
· Game of Thrones
· Batman Legends of the Dark Knight
· Metal Gear Solid
· Knights of the Dinner Table

· And more!

We buy comics, graphic novels and collectibles! If you’ve got books you want to sell, e-mail me!

Stay mint,
Alex Rae!

· Oct 11-14
New York Comic Con!

· Oct 26
Midtown Comics Book Club: Sandman Mystery Theatre Vol. 1

· Cage Of Eden Vol 7 GN
· Stuff of Legend Toy Collector #1
· Halo The Thursday War TP
· Imagine FX Presents UK Comic Art 2012
· Batman The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 Regular DVD
· Magic The Gathering Return To Ravnica Booster Pack

Midtown’s New Release List:
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