By Jaccobus Dixon 

Why did people bother with Superman? He was an old-fashioned, goody-two-shoes with the personality of sliced bread. Sure, George Reeves made him popular in The Adventures of Superman, but that was during 1950s America. This was 1978. Why should a major film studio like Warner Brothers waste their time with a children’s icon that was starting to become too square even for them? Well…he inspired hope during a period that wasn’t very hopeful (the Depression). And, let’s be honest, things weren’t looking too great in 1978 either. A ton of resources were wasted on a war that was both unnecessary and unpopular (Vietnam), the Watergate scandal shook the confidence people had in their politicians, the economy was dipping hard, and of course there was the possibility of a nuclear showdown with the USSR just to make things worse. If people ever needed a good escapist fantasy, this was a good time.

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Midtown Comics is proud to present an expanded first look at Project Superpowers: Blackcross #1 by acclaimed writer Warren Ellis and artist Colton Worley. Read on below for more information on this exciting new series, as well as an interview with Warren Ellis!

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The gang (Ted, Andrew, Gavin and Sam) welcome X-files fan and store employee Ingrid back to the show to help us chat with comic writer Joe Harris about his work on IDW’s Millenium and X-Files Season 10 comics.  Andrew tells how Joe made him sleep with the lights on when he was younger and we all share our X-Files memories. Then we talk about the huge Marvel Secret Wars press conference that occured in our store last Tuesday and try to make it less confusing for us.  We end up sharing out top picks of the week and it was good one for everyone.

We noticed that the file we originally uploaded last week didn’t have the Jason Aaron an John Cassaday interview on it.  We have corrected the mistake,you can re-download the episode. We also added it to the end of this episode in case you missed it.

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2015

You may have seen our top picks for 2014, but we’re we’re already a few weeks into 2015, and we’ve already seen some AMAZING new releases (Star Wars, Ant-Man, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl). We asked the Midtown Comics staff what they are looking forward to the most in 2015, and here are a few of their top picks! Let us know your thoughts! Full list below:

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We chat with the writer Jason Aaron and artist John Cassaday of the new Marvel Star Wars comic about what’s it like to write about a movie that everyone loves.  We also sit down with writer/actress Amber Benson about her new book series Witches of Echo Park.  The gang also share their first Star Wars memories and what it meant for them and then give you our top picks of the week!

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The gang is reunited after the winter break and have plenty to catch up on!  We discuss what we did while during our time away. We talk about the Ant-Man trailer and ponder how it stacks up to the other Marvel trailers.  Take a look a some lists of best comics of 2014, give you all the news coming out of Image Expo today, and give you our top picks for this week and next!

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