Welcome back to the best day ever: Free Comic Book Day 2013!

Iron Man is Hollywood’s Golden Boy:
The Tin Man is broken-hearted. The Metal Men are unemployed. Doc Savage, the Man of Bronze is still waiting for his theatrical comeback, but Iron Man brings the heavy metal to a multiplex near you this Friday! Guess who’s here to help you celebrate! After bouncing around numerous ideas, it’s all been ironed out so you can shell out less shillings for Shell Head and save 20% off just about everything Iron Man: comics, back issues, graphic novels, books, statues, action figures, and collectibles (new releases are not included)! Catch up with some great reading and check out some great titles handpicked by our Iron Man experts at Midtown. Iron Man #9 is available today, along with the Midtown exclusive cover by Greg Land! Next week, look out for the untold story of Armor Wars 2 in Iron Man #258.2 by David Michelinie and Dave Ross!

Free Comic Book Day is here — Saturday, May 4th:
FCBD 2013: the best day ever! In addition to all of the FCBD titles, we’ll also have special Midtown-branded editions Superman Last Son of Krypton #1 from DC Comics (which contains a preview of Superman Unchained by Scott Snyder and Jim Lee, and btw, these guys will appear at Midtown too — see below), and FCBD: Infinity from Marvel, which kicks off their epic-event story of the summer, and FCBD 2013 Harbinger Wars Special from Valiant Entertainment! Please note: FCBD titles will be available while supplies last, and some titles will be in very limited quantities and are not expected to last all day, and we recommend that you arrive or order online early. All titles will be posted online Saturday, May 4th, at approximately 11:00AM EST. All FCBD details are here. Here’s the page for online ordering!

Signings on FCBD:
There will be three great signings at Midtown Comics Downtown on FCBD! Meet Chris Eliopoulos and Nate Cosby, creators of Cow Boy at 1:00PM, Archie writer Alex Simmons and artist Jamal Peppers (Sonic/Mega Man) will be signing this year’s Archie FCBD books from 3:00-4:00PM, and Scott Snyder and Jim Lee will sign Superman Last Son of Krypton #1 FCBD Midtown branded edition from 7:00PM to 9:00PM.

Marvel NOW!

The Age of Ultron hits the UK, and Captain Britain hits back with a little help from his friends — including a vacationing Captain Marvel — in Avengers Assemble #15, by Al Ewing, Butch Guice, and Nic Klein. Jonathan Hickman and Mike Deodato present “Wake the Dragon,” in Avengers #11, which finds Shang Chi battling an ancient enemy while the Avengers hang out in Hong Kong’s swankiest casino! In other news, Xavier is dead, and now begins the age of The Apocalypse Twins in Uncanny Avengers #8, by Rick Remender and Daniel Acuna, with uncanny covers by John Cassaday and Milo Manara! If all this isn’t enough to make your heart tremble, don’t look yet, but there’s more next week from Marvel NOW!

Midtown Exclusive variants — the scoop:

Everything you thought you knew about Tony Stark is wrong, as you’ll discover in “The Secret Origin of Tony Stark,” which starts today in Iron Man #9, by Keiron Gillen and Dale Eaglesham. Don’t forget our exclusive Iron Man #9 variant cover by Greg Land! Uber #0 and Uber #1 hit the Midtown racks this week — don’t miss the exclusive Midtown covers. From the hit NBC series comes Grimm #1, featuring an original photo montage cover, available this week, and you can still preorder Grimm #2. Our sensational Satellite Sam #1 Midtown exclusive Howard Chaykin cover is available in two versions: color and black and white! Pre-order now, and this beauty will be available on July 3rd. We’ll also have color, black and white, and virgin editions of Red Sonja #1 Midtown exclusive ultra limited Nei Ruffino covers. We’ve got several art updates: check out Jupiter’s Legacy #2 Midtown exclusive Amy Reeder cover, Greg Rucka and Michael Lark’s Lazarus #1, and last, but not least, full color update for X-Men Vol 4 #1 Midtown Exclusive J Scott Campbell Variant Cover! Jupiter’s Legacy #1 J. Scott Campbell Midtown exclusive variant is still available, and we’re offering a very limited number of copies signed by Mark Millar, online only! Proceeds will go to Mark Millar’s School Fund.

Beware a battalion of bat books:
A strange visitor comes to Gotham City when tragedy delivers the team-up you’ve been asking for since the start of The New 52, in Batman #20, by Scott Snyder and James Tynion, with art by Alex Maleev and a cover by Greg Capullo. The massive fallout from the recent events in Batman Incorporated, take the Dark Knight to the very limits of his sanity…will The Red Hood pull him back–or push him over the edge?
Batman and Red Hood #20 is by Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason. Learn about Batman’s relationship with Talia al Ghul before the events of Arkham City in Batman Arkham Unhinged #14, by Derek Fridolfs, Federico Dallocchio, and Mico Suayan! There’s much more from DC Comics next week, including Justice League of America #3, by Geoff Johns, Matt Kindt, and David Finch.

Batman Incorporated Vol 1 Demon Star hardcover:
In this DC Comics — The New 52 collection by Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham, Batman and Robin face off against the assassin called Goatboy as Leviathan’s sinister mission continues to develop! Also, someone is trying to kill Damian! Batman Incorporated Vol 1 Demon Star hardcover collects Batman, Incorporated #0-6.

FREE: DC Entertainment Essentials and Chronology 2013:
There must be lots of graphic novels within the archives of DC Comics that you haven’t gotten around to reading, raising the question “where the heck do I begin, and in what order should I read?” That’s where DC Entertainment Essentials and Chronology 2013 comes in. It’s here, it’s FREE, it’s a 128 page catalog with a new cover by Ryan Sook. This catalog is intended to guide readers to the best entry points into the various DC Comics imprints, and includes guides to titles starring the greatest DC characters in suggested reading order. You’ll also find top Vertigo titles, guides to Vertigo’s most acclaimed writers and their best-known series, an introduction to the world of MAD, a spotlight on all-ages titles, and more! Did we mention FREE?

Save BIG on Iron Man and Thor to Zatanna
For those eager to fill out their comic collections of Thor, Ultimates, Zatanna, and more, save 20% off ALL back issues from ALL publishers from T-Z with the super-secret codeword below!
As mentioned above, save 20% off Iron Man comics, back issues, graphic novels, statues, action figures, and collectibles (new releases are not included)!! Also, save up to 40% off all books, and that includes art books, fiction, non-fiction, how-to & reference, and young readers. These sales are online only.

Signed books from Midtown:
We’ve got lots of signed books in stock, from recent Midtown events, and from other sources! Jupiter’s Legacy #1 J. Scott Campbell Midtown exclusive variant is still available, and we’ve got copies signed by Mark Millar, and Husbands signed by Jane Espenson and Brad Bell! We’ve also got a number of DC titles from Dynamic Forces, such as Justice League #9 and #12, signed by Jim Lee’s inker of choice, Scott Williams, all first printings! Also available is Detective Comics #19 signed by writer John Layman, Batman And Red Robin #19 signed by writer Peter Tomasi, and the upcoming new series Batman/Superman #1 available signed by either writer Greg Pak or artist Jae Lee!

The horror of it all:
There’s this fella named Shaw, see, who’s lost in time fleeing ancient enemies, and finds himself in prohibition-era Chicago surrounded by gangsters and demons alike and caught between law enforcement and the local supernatural underground. Who else but Steve Niles and Tony Harris could dream up Chin Music #1, from Image Comics?

A new take on a classic fairy tale arrives next week from Dynamite Entertainment! Disney’s The Little Mermaid had a happy ending…but real life finds her secluded, angry, courting danger at every turn, and daring death to find her in Damsels Mermaids #1 by Matthew Sturges, Jean-Paul Deshong, and Paul Renaud. X #1 is by Duane Swierczynski, Eric Nguyem, and Michelle Madsen, and finds the brutal story of Dark Horse’s bloodiest hero beginning anew!

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

This week’s featured eBay item is a 1990s Iron Man poster! Don’t miss out on this classic poster of everyone’s favorite Avenger! Check out the rest of our auctions on our eBay page!

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I just flew back from C2E2 and boy are my arms tired. I had a great time at the convention as always, and now I’m ready to channel that energy back into back issues! Even though I was away, this week our crew added over 7,000 back issue comics to the site.

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· May 4
Free Comic Book Day at all Midtown Comics stores. Special FCBD signings at Midtown Comics Downtown with Cow Boy creators Chris Eliopoulos and Nate Cosby, Archie writer Alex Simmons and artist Jamal Peppers (Sonic/Mega Man), PLUS new Superman creative team Scott Snyder and Jim Lee!

· May 23
Franco signing Green Team #1 from DC Comics

· May 30
Edwin Huang signing All-New Secret Skullkickers #1 from Image Comics

· May 31
Journey Into Mystery Vol. 1 – Midtown Comics Book Club

· Bakuman #19

· Two Guns TP Second Shot Deluxe Edition

· Frost Burned HC


· Superman Unbound Blu-Ray Combo DVD

· Clue Dungeons & Dragons Edition

Midtown’s New Release List:
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