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Team Cap or team Iron Man? On May 6th, everyone will get to watch their team on the big screen when Captain America: Civil War opens in theaters. But you – yeah, you – may be one of the extremely lucky fans that gets to see an advanced screening of the exciting Marvel Studios movie! Next Tuesday (May 3), there’s going to be an advanced screening of the film in New York City, and now you have the opportunity to be there as well! Seven lucky fans will win a pair of tickets to the screening.

Enter the contest below!

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Article by Enrique Varona. Art by Jamie McKelvie and Matthew Wilson.

The Wicked + The Divine by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie is the best comic you aren’t reading yet. And if you’re already reading it, you know why everybody else should be. The series focuses on a pantheon of twelve gods that are brought together every ninety years, blessed with supernatural abilities and incredible fame. However, the glory comes at a steep price; they die after two years. And once again, they return, to start the cycle for a new generation.  As the young Laura finds herself roped into this world of intrigue and glamor, she finds that not all gods are good and that fame isn’t everything you want it to be. Oh, and did I mention that the gods are based on pop culture icons such as Rihanna, Kanye West, Daft Punk, David Bowie, and Prince? Now we’re talking.

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The Midtown Comics New Hyde Park team is looking to add a new member to its awesome and mighty roster! Could that new person be you? Read on to see if you’re qualified!

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This week Sam, Ted and Gavin chat about the Eisner Award Nominees, the proposed Syfy series Krypton, the shared Hasbro film universe, and your top picks for comics this week!

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Kraven by Skottie Young

Article by Gregg Katzman (and excellent Kraven pic by Skottie Young)

Marvel has a lot of interesting villains. From cosmic heavy-hitters like Thanos to criminal masterminds like the Kingpin, there are a lot of foes who are full of story potential. But, believe it or not, my favorite fiend is one of Spider-Man’s longtime enemies: Sergei Kravinoff, a.k.a. Kraven the Hunter – okay, I guess it’s probably not that hard to believe if you’ve read the title of the article. In fact, I like the guy so much that this is my second time writing about why I think he deserves a comic – the reason is different this time around, though – and, I kid you not, I recently bought myself a bust of the character as an early wedding gift for myself!

To some, Kraven’s a man in a silly costume that occasionally gets punched in the face by Spidey. But to me, he’s a more complex villain – a man who clearly isn’t a good guy (despite technically once being an Avenger!), but he still has his own code of honor. He’s not the kind of guy who wants to blow up a city or take over the world – his stories are smaller in scale and character-driven. He simply wants to be proud of himself and his family. He wants them to be courageous, strong, and able to overcome any obstacle in their way. But what if he wanted to change his ways and use his talents for something more noble? The latest issue of Howard the Duck has placed Kraven on the path to becoming an antihero, and now it’s up to Marvel to capitalize on this story! Yes, the comic focused on being a hilarious comedy, but there’s a legitimately awesome possibility with the character here!

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Article by Jarrett Kruse

 

Midtown Comics & AFJ were lucky enough this month to meet up with two of the busiest Junkies in the toy business. Zach & Chuck (see credentials below) are two of the most important cogs in the Diamond Select Toys operation which is a “spin-off” of their very well known parent company, Diamond Comic Distributors which as we all know is the only game in town. Now the sights are set on complete pop culture world domination as DST continues to wow toy Junkies everywhere with their wide and varied lines of not just action figures but all sorts of licensed products ranging from statues, vinyl banks, Minimates and full-size vehicles from your favorite TV & Movie properties.

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