What a fabulous week for comics: NYCC, The Walking Dead, Arrow, and more!

Who’s got the cool exclusives, activities and creator signings?
NYCC is here, and we’ve got our game on! Meet Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples, Scott Snyder, Mike Mignola, and more! Got comic-con jitters? Midtown bloggerino Raphael offers soothing advice with our handy-dandy NYCC Survival Guide. Check out all of our con activities and stupendous super-swag here!

Extended store hours at Midtown Comics Times Square:
In case you need more comics and excitement after the con, or just a meeting space with some breathing room, Midtown Comics in Times Square will be open until 10:00PM on Friday and Saturday the weekend of NYCC!

Death of the Family — prelude:
The Prelude to “Death of the Family” continues in Catwoman #13, by new series writer Ann Nocenti, with art by Adriana Melo, Julio Ferreira, and Andy Clarke. “Death of the Family” sees the return of the Joker in a chilling tale that will cross over into most of the bat titles, and you can refer to our handy-dandy checklist to keep up with everything here. Batman #13 is available today, and have we mentioned that you can meet Scott Snyder at our booth at NYCC?

There’s lots more from DC Comics next week, including Before Watchmen Minutemen #4 (of 6) by Darwyn Cooke, and Sword of Sorcery #1 by Christy Marx, Antony Bedard, Aaron Lopresti, and Jesus Saiz.

Arrow day is today!

Today, Wednesday, October 10th, is Arrow Day, in celebration of the TV premiere of Arrow on the CW. What’s in it for you? You can grab a copy of Arrow #1 Special Edition, absolutely FREE, in-store and online*, which includes a preview of Arrow #1 due in December. 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.

Supergirl Vol 1 Last Daughter of Krypton TP
Crash-landing on a strange new planet, Supergirl must come to grips with Krypton’s destruction and learn about her own past. But an ingenious foe wants the same information – and will do anything to get it. Supergirl Vol 1 Last Daughter of Krypton TP collects issues #1-7 of the DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 series!

There will be consequences…and fallout!
Spinning directly out of AVX #12, find out what happens next in AVX Consequences #2, by Kieron Gillen, Mark Brooks, and Patrick Zircher. End times have arrived, in the final explosive arc for long-time Avengers scribe Brian Michael Bendis, in New Avengers #31, with art by Michael Gaydos, and cover by Mike Deodato…is it time for New Avengers to call it quits?

When is the future of Marvel?
The future of Marvel is NOW…with Marvel NOW! Point One #1, written by Brian Michael Bendis and a cast of thousands that includes Matt Fraction, Jeph Loeb, Nick Spencer, and more…with art by Steve McNiven, Michael Allred, Ed McGuinness and more, with a fab cover by Adi Granov! Check out some great variant covers, including the “baby viariant” by Skottie Young! Marvel NOW! starts this week, with Uncanny Avengers #1 (available today), including the exclusive Midtown cover by J. Scott Campbell!

Think pink!
Marvel continues its month-long campaign in support of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Marvel Universe’s most popular super-heroes will be featured on all-new variant covers with special pink-colored costumes and next week will include Mighty Thor #21 by Matt Fraction, Alan Davis, and Mike Perkins; Captain Marvel #5 by Kelly Sue DeConnick, Emma Rios, and Joe Quinones; and Uncanny X-Men #20 by Kieron Gillen, Carlos Pacheco, and cover artist David Marquez.

Save BIG on back issues from Dark Horse, Image, IDW, and all Independent publishers:
From Hellboy to Star Trek to Walking Dead, you can take 25% off all back issues from independent publishers with the super-secret codeword below! There’s more savings this week! Decorate your stately manor, mantle, or studio apartment in super-style and take 10-40% off all statues!! These deals are offered online only.

Meet Midtown Comics’ very own Hal Johnson at our NYCC booth on Sunday 12noon to 2:00PM! He’ll be signing copies of his new hit book, Immortal Lycanthropes!

Zombies, vampires, monster mayhem, and more:
It’s a new season for the Walking Dead on TV, starting Sunday, October 14th, and a new beginning in Walking Dead #103 by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, and Cliff Rathburn, in which Rick Grimes is no longer in charge, and nothing will ever be the same again–the perfect jumping on point. Vampires and horrific monsters abound in BPRD 1948 #1 (of 5) premiering next week by Mike Mignola, John Arcudi, Max Fiumara, Dave Stewart, and Dave Johnson. Did we mention that you can meet Mike Mignola at our booth at NYCC? Check our blog for details! Dynamite Entertainment is rockin’ with a gaggle of hot new titles next week, including After Earth, the official prequel comic to the upcoming film starring Will Smith and Jaden Smith.

CyberForce is back — jump on FREE:
Top Cow celebrates its 20th anniversary with the return of the series that started it all! Cyberforce #1 is by Marc Silvestri, Matt Hawkins, Khoi Pham, and Sunny Gho. Thanks to the support of fans through Kickstarter and participating comic shops, you can get the first FIVE issues of CyberForce for FREE. There’s no better jumping-on point!

The Lone Ranger is back!

With all the excitement being built around the new Lone Ranger movie with Johnny Depp, now is the perfect time to be reading great Lone Ranger comics! This week, Dynamite entertainment brings you
Lone Ranger Snake of Iron #3! Tonto stands between a stranded trainload of innocents and a Kiowa war party bent on massacre. The Masked Man leads a cavalry unit through a blizzard to bring peace to the Nations with the help of the legendary Spirit Horse. Scout is alone in a hostile land! Check out all the Lone Ranger comics we’ve got or all of Dynamite’s explosive new releases!

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

· BPRD 1948 #1
· Billy Kids Oddities & ORM Loch Ness #1
· Cape 1969 #4
· Chew #29
· Activity #9
· Saucer Country #8
· Hellblazer #296
· Womanthology Space #2
· X-O Manowar Vol 3 #6


This week’s featured eBay item: Warner Brothers exclusive Batman Beyond statue! This is a classic statue from the hit series Batman Beyond and stands 13″ tall. We also have lots of great vintage magazines, action figures, statues, and more at huge discounts, all available from our eBay page!

· Mind the Gap Vol 1 TP
· Bloodstrike Vol 1 TP
· Skullkickers Vol 3 TP
· Grimms Fairy Tales HC
· Unwritten Vol 6 TP
· Mudman Vol 1 TP
· Marvel Firsts Bef. Marvel Now TP
· Punisher MAX Homeless TP
· James Bond Omnibus Vol 4 TP

25% off all back issues from independent publishers! Click here to activate this week’s codeword INDIE. 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! Excludes new releases.

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 time! My favorite weekend of the year! It’s the New York Comic Con weekend. This weekend thousands of people flock to New York City to get in line to see me (or the other 1000 or so comic related guests). Come by the booth and say hello! I will be buying, so if you have any books you want to sell just come on by. Remember: we ALWAYS need Hot Stuff the Little Devil #1 (Harvey Comics, 1957), as well as ALL key Silver and Golden Age books — and more!

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

· New Mutants Vol 1
· Batman Vol 1 and Vol 2
· Emma Frost
· Noble Causes
· Spirit Vol 5
· Azrael
· Fathom
· Fantastic Four Vol 1
· Wolverine Vol 3

· 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

· Tenjo Tenge Vol 9 TP

· Chris Ware Building Stories HC

· Sacre Bleu TP

· Maxim

· Marvels The Avengers Blu-Ray

· Assassins Creed HeroClix Brotherhood Single Booster Pack

Midtown’s New Release List:
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