Welcome back to the end of an era for Spidey, and HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL!

If you read only one comic next week, Amazing Spider-Man #700 is the one! Christmas is next week, and it will be a relatively “light” week in comics, with the exception of a few killer titles. Read on friends, and weep, rejoice, or what have you.

Last minute holiday shopping — store hours and shipping info:

It’s not too late to order gifts online, next day air only, shipping details are here!

Holiday week store hours–shop ’til the last minute:
Monday, December 24, 2012 — Christmas Eve:
regular hours for all locations.
• Times Square and Grand Central: 11:00AM to 9:00PM
• Downtown: 10:00AM to 8:00PM.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012 — Christmas Day: CLOSED.

Wednesday, December 26, is a regular Wednesday, with all new releases.
Looking for some last minute gift ideas? Check out this handy-dandy gift guide on our blog!

The amazing last issue:
Much has been read, and much has been said about Amazing Spider-Man #700, the final issue of this long running, hallowed, beloved, iconic Marvel title, that may cause writer Dan Slott to go into hiding, along with artist Humberto Ramos, and backup story artist Stephanie Buscema! Check out nine great covers to this milestone issue, including one by Steve Ditko! We’d like to call attention to our very own, special, Amazing Spider-Man #700 Midtown exclusive cover by J. Scott Campbell, who also provided the connecting cover to our very own Superior Spider-Man #1 Midtown exclusive cover, coming next month! Superior will replace Amazing for evermore (or until Marvel decides to go back to Amazing!). If you’re not up to speed with Spidey lately, you can backtrack to the big reveal with 1st printings of ASM #698, ASM #699, and ASM #699.1 available online and at all locations, for cover price!

Fans won’t want to miss Avenging Spider-Man #15.1, by Christopher Yost, Paco Medina, and Paolo Rivera, which coincides with the end of ASM #700, and ties directly into Superior Spider-Man #1!

Spider-Men #5 limited edition cover from Ireland!
Midtown proudly presents this limited edition variant cover of Spider-Men #5, with a gorgeous Tommy Lee Edwards (Marvel 1985) cover. This variant cover was originally available at the Dublin International Comic Expo this past September, and is getting upwards of $50 on eBay, but we’ve managed to snag some copies, and you need only a measly $14.99 to make this book yours today!

Dan Slott and Stephanie Buscema sign ASM #700 at Midtown:
Meet Dan Slott and Stephanie Buscema at Midtown Comics on Thursday, December 27th!

DC Comics: Throne of Atlantis begins!
Holy paucity of comics, Batman! DC Comics will release just a few books next week, too! Chief among them are three key titles (well, they’re basically the only three titles), two of which see the start of a terrible war between the sea and the surface world! Hopefully the League can pull it together to battle the forces of Atlantis in Justice League #15, part one of “Throne of Atlantis,” by Geoff Johns, Ivan Reis, and Joe Prado. Don’t miss the backup feature, in which Shazam comes face-to-face with Black Adam! Look no further than Aquaman #15 for part 2 of “Throne of Atlantis”, also by Geoff Johns, with art by Ardian Syaf, Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira.

Justice League of America #1 — Save BIG on all 53 flag covers, coming February 6:

Geoff Johns and David Finch present Justice League of America #1, which pays tribute to the USA with 53 flag covers, including Puerto Rico and Washington, DC. Pre-order now: save 35% off individual covers, and 53% off the entire shrink-wrapped pack set for a final cost of only $97.49 from your friends at Midtown Comics!

Deathmatch #1 from BOOM! Entertainment: only $1 buck!
A powerful and mysterious supervillain has imprisoned the world’s greatest superheroes, forcing them to fight to the death until there is but one victor. It’s kill or be killed as we settle the score on all those hypothetical superhero match-ups in the ultimate Deathmatch. Deathmatch #1 is written by legendary scribe Paul Jenkins (Sentry, Inhumans) and drawn by comics superstar Carlos Magno (Planet of the Apes, Transformers). Deathmatch is a dark, psychological deconstruction of the superhero genre that can’t be missed. BOOM-SHAK-A-LAKA!

Signed copies of Archer & Armstrong #1, 1st Printing, by Fred Van Lente!
As Valiant continues to gain both critical and commercial success, we present Archer & Armstrong #1, signed by writer Fred Van Lente, who was nice enough to stop by and sign some copies! IGN had this to say about the series: “Funny, fast and gorgeous. Not buying this book would be the stupidest thing you could do. – IGN”.
If you’re not onboard with this series yet, this signed 1st printing is your best jump-on point! Valiant is back!

Save BIG on back issues and action figures:
From Next Men to Walking Dead to Zot! Save 30% off all back issues from Dark Horse, DE, IDW, Image, and all indie publishers with the super secret codeword below! Action figures make great holiday gifts, and they’re fun to pose and play with! Now’s your chance to save up to 40% off all action figures this week! These deals are online only.

My Little Pony — The phenomenon:
When did My Little Pony become the juggernaut that it is today, with one of the best-selling comic book titles for the month, and an exclusive Midtown variant cover for each of the first three issues? Let Midtown Bloggerino Raph explain how MLP galloped its way into the hearts of fans everywhere, picking up a herd of new ones along the way!

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We recently had the honor of hosting the legendary George Takei at our Times Square store for his guest appearance in the Archie book, Kevin Keller #6! Take a look at our video interview with George Takei and Dan Parent all about this very special issue here!

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Believe it,

Thor and Gerry G., aka G-Man and the Mighty Thor!

Cat ears that move with your mood:
Cat ears that move with your mood, just like a real cat? Meow! It’s true! Necomimi cat ears are based on safe brainwave technology and have cat-like reactive movements that show how interested or relaxed you are in real time. Whether you’re a cosplayer having a Felicia Hardy moment with your favorite Spider-Man, or just like to accessorize in style, Necomimi comes with a pair of standard white ears, with additional accessories available in Obsidian Black, Minky Brown, and Jungle Leopard, so you can choose the ear color that best suits you! Or, if you’re in a more devilish sort of mood, you can swap out the cat ears with a pair of devil horns! Necomimi cat ears are available now online and in-stores! Check out this video to see them in action!


This week’s featured eBay item is a Star Trek uniform pattern and USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D blueprints! Make your very own Star Trek uniform just in time for the new movie! Plus with the Enterprise blueprints you can finally answer the age old question, “Where’s the bathroom on the Enterprise?” We also have lots of great vintage magazines, action figures, statues, and more at huge discounts, all available from our eBay page!

30% off all Dark Horse, DE, IDW, Image, & Ind. N-Z! Click here to activate this week’s codeword ZOMBIES. 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 action figures!

This week we’ve made a “Valiant” effort to get in over 5,000 new back issues on to our site. Check out every book we added this week and save big on the just-added list!

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

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

Stay mint,

Alex Rae!

· Dec 27
Dan Slott with Stephanie Buscema signing Amazing Spider-Man #700. The FINAL Issue!

· Dec 28
Midtown Comics Book Club: The Art of Betty and Veronica with Craig Yoe and Victor Gorelick

· Jan 9
Star Wars #1 Release Party and Trivia Contest with writer Brian Wood!

· Neon Genesis Evangaleon Vol 13 TP

· Adventure Time #10 Variant Cover

· Star Wars Fate o/t Jedi Ascension

· GQ UK Magazine

· Batman Dark Knight Trilogy DVD

· HeroClix DC Superheroes TabApp Pack

Midtown’s New Release List:
Not everyone realizes it, but our new release list is the most accurate and complete in the industry, BAR NONE. Our list is posted every Wednesday afternoon, and includes ALL of the new releases for the following week, complete with links to purchase and reserve. Check it out!

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