Shortly before my birthday, I was going through my email when I saw a birthday coupon come through from Midtown Comics. Midtown Comics is a gigantic comic book store located in Times Square in NYC. During my first trip to NYC, we stopped by the store. I didn’t purchase anything because I didn’t want to carry it around with me. I used my birthday coupon and now I have even more comics added to my pile to read.
The Joker 80th Anniversary
Where’s Harley Quinn? She’s busy because she dumped the Joker and is doing her own thing. This edition introduces the Joker’s new girlfriend, Punchline. Punchline has got to be one of the worst names. It’s too on the nose for me. I do like Punchline’s aesthetic though. That’s about all I know of this 80th Anniversary collection, but as a DC fan, I figured this would be a necessary addition to my collection.
Finger Guns Issue #1 by Richards, Halvorson, Nalty, and Esposito
I discovered Finger Guns on Twitter. Both Richards and Halvorson were supposed to promote Finger Guns at Emerald City Comic Con this year. We all know that didn’t happen, however, I finally scored issue #1.
Finger Guns tells the story of two teenagers who can manipulate emotions through the use of displaying finger guns. This is all I know about the story. I’m interested to see what this series is all about.
Doctor Aphra Issue #2 by Wong, Cresta, and Rosenberg
I bought Doctor Aphra issue #1 and I was enthralled by the story, the setting, and Aphra herself. First issues can be a hit or a miss as they mostly set up the story for future issues. Since issue #1 was a huge hit for me, I knew I needed issue #2.
This series follows Doctor Aphra, former archaeologist for Darth Vader, as she searches for the Rings of Vaale.
I have been stocking up on comics to keep me busy while staying at home. Let me know what comics you have been reading in the comment section.
8 thoughts on “Midtown Comics Birthday Haul”
I absolutely love Doctor Aphra. I think she is one of the best Star Wars characters ever. Wish she would make a live action appearance at some point, because really a character this cool demands it 😊
For sure! Her character has an interesting back story. I also like her look in the comics too.
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Nice picks! I love stopping into Midtown Comics whenever I go into the City.
Yes the Times Square location is the only location I have been to. It’s in such a great location!
I need to pick up Doctor Aphra! Excellent selection of comics. I’ve been reading the Adventure Zone graphic novels which I meant to read ages ago but never got around to.
I heard those were good! I need to read those.
I haven’t picked up new comics in a while. Looks like you found some good ones. Finger Guns sounds interesting. I’ll have to look for it the next time I go shopping for comics.
Yeah I haven’t read Finger Guns yet, but I have high hopes