Welcome back to a superior, yet sinister week in comics!

Meet author Hal Johnson at the Midtown Comics book club:

Midtown’s own Hal Johnson is the special guest at the Midtown Comics book club this week, discussing his book Immortal Lycanthropes, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Count on Hal to talk about his writing, his inspiration, and being published. He may even wax philosophically about werewolves and other supernatural beasts, “ancient secrets and rivers of blood”, and bullying — the real thing that terrifies middle-schoolers everywhere. Join hosts Thor and Dimitrios for this landmark Midtown book club, at Midtown Downtown this Friday, January 25th.

Superior Spider-Man #2: the hoopla, the hype, the hope and the hate!

There’s a lot of hoopla surrounding the Superior Spider-Man, by some who love it — and some who refuse to read it and yet claim to hate it! With no spoilers, we can tell you one thing: after you read the twist ending of the first issue, you’ll want to keep reading in a BIG way! The all-new Superior Spider-Man battles the all-new Sinister Six in Superior Spider-Man #2, by Dan Slott and Ryan Stegman, with a variant cover by Ed McGuiness! By popular demand, Dan Slott will return to Midtown Comics to sign the second printings of Amazing Spider-Man #700 with new cover art and Superior Spider-Man #1 with a newly recolored cover: details here! We still have a limited supply of Superior Spider-Man #1 UK variant cover, featuring the superior art of Adi Granov!

Two new Midtown exclusive covers by J. Scott Campbell:

The much-anticipated Age of Ultron #1 is by Brian Michael Bendis with art by Bryan Hitch, (available on March 6th), and Guardians of the Galaxy #1 (March 27th, also by Bendis, with art by Steven McNiven), will each have a Midtown exclusive cover by none other than J. SCOTT CAMPBELL! Art is in production, soon to be unveiled. In the meantime, you can pre-order both of ’em now!

More from Marvel:
Don’t miss the much-clamored-for Silver Surfer by Stan Lee and Moebius #1 and X-Women TP — tales of action and suspense featuring the lovely ladies of the mutant world — by Milo Manara, as well as double dose of Punisher and more from Marvel!

The Man of Steel, the Dark Knight, and the Emerald Warrior:
The man of steel leads Wonder Woman, Batman, Cyborg, The Flash, and Superboy in the final assault on the Fortress of Solitude! The Justice League guest-stars in Superman #16, by Scott Lobdell and Kenneth Rocafort, as “H’el on Earth” takes a shocking turn! Thanks to the Third Army, the Guardians have shut down the Corps as “Rise of the Third Army” concludes in Green Lantern Corps Annual #1, by Peter J. Tomasi and Chris Cross. Continuing from last week’s Justice League #16, “Throne of Atlantis” continues in Aquaman #16 by Geoff Johns and Paul Pelletier!

Batman fans rejoice — a bevy of bat books barrel your way next week, along with new Before Watchmen, and ton of other great stuff from DC Comics!

Justice League Vol 01 TP Origin:
Now in trade paperback from comics superstars Geoff Johns and Jim Lee! In a universe where super heroes are strange and new, Batman has discovered a dark evil that requires him to unite the World’s Greatest Heroes! Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Aquaman, The Flash, and Cyborg unite for the first time to form the Justice League! Justice League Vol 01 TP Origin collects the first six issues of DC Comics-The New 52 Justice League. In hardcover format, check out Justice League Vol 02 HC The Villains Journey, which collects Justice League issues #7 to #12, also by Geoff Johns and Jim Lee!

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CGC grading from Midtown Comics!

CGC grading from Midtown Comics! That’s right, you can now bring your comics to any Midtown Comics store location to be sent to CGC’s facility in Florida for professional grading. We offer a no hassle, flat rate that covers your comic book, including shipping and insurance both ways. It’s the easiest way in NYC to submit your books to CGC, and we treat all books like our own, with lots of TLC!

This service is offered in-store only, by appointment, not online or by phone. To set up an appointment, just send an email to webuy@midtowncomics.com

My Little Pony Midtown exclusive covers!
Everyone is excited for our exclusive covers for issues #4 and #5 of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, featuring crystallized ponies in the Crystal Kingdom! We still have copies of MLP #2 available, but we’re running low on our exclusive cover for MLP #1! Don’t miss it!

Robert Kirkman’s Invincible hits 100:
Robert Kirkman hits another milestone with Invincible #100, the spectacular 10th-anniversary landmark issue! The Death of Everyone is concluded as Mark Grayson realizes that his entire life as a superhero has been leading to this one moment! Invincible is by Kirkman, with art by Ryan Ottley and John Rauch, a cover by Marc Silvestri, and all brought to you by Image Comics. Todd McFarlane continues his milestone run doubling as writer and cover artist with Spawn #227, “De-programmed” part three, with art by Szymon Kudranski.

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Jason Statham is Parker:

There’s no better time than now to catch up with Darwyn Cooke’s Eisner and Harvey award winning graphic novel adaptations of the classic Richard Stark’s Parker novels by Donald E. Westblake (Stark was his pseudonym)! This beloved — and notorious — noir crime fiction character springs to life this weekend at a multiplex near you starring none other than Jason Statham as Parker. Jennifer Lopez and Michael Chiklis help round out the cast of this movie.

Artists Assemble:
Artists Assemble!” is a two-day, non-profit, charitable event taking place in NJ, February 2-3. It’s an Avengers-themed art show/comic book festival that aims to use the comics medium to expose young people to the world of art as a whole. Besides the art show, which features the iconic characters that have made up the Avengers team throughout their history, there will also be comic book-themed performances and panels featuring some of the American comics industry’s most talented writers and illustrators.

Where: William V. Musto Center 420 15th Street Union City, New Jersey.
When: February 2nd, 1:00PM

Believe it,

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

This week’s featured eBay item is a lot of vintage Chewbacca Star Wars plush! Snuggle up with everybody’s favorite Wookie! This vintage Chewbacca plush is from the original movies and is a must have for classic Star Wars fans! We also have lots of great vintage magazines, action figures, statues, and more at huge discounts, all available from our eBay page!

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It’s getting cold in here, so put on all your clothes! In New York City this week it’s the bizzaro version of the classic song by Nelly. While our finger tips are falling off we still managed to add over 5,000 back issues to our site. Check them all out before they crumble with the freezing temperature!

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Alex Rae!

Get your game on:
Gear up for a gaggle of great Game of Thrones collectibles heading your way next week, including some sinfully royal beer steins, pint glasses and the infamous Throne replica statue! We’ve got a wide selection of comics, graphic novels, collectibles, statues, and apparel, so dig in as we anxiously await the start of the new season in March!

· Jan 25
Immortal Lycanthropes — Midtown Comics Book Club with writer Hal Johnson
· Jan 26
Open Buying Day at Midtown Downtown
· Feb 6
Dan Slott Returns to to Midtown Comics Downtown for ASM #700 2nd printing and SSM #1 2nd printing.

· Soul Eater Vol 12 GN

· FUBAR Winter Special One-Shot

· The Shadow double novel


· Dark Knight Returns Part 2 Blu-Ray Combo DVD

· Marvel Heroclix Amazing Spider-Man TabApp Pack

Midtown’s New Release List:
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