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Free Comic Book Day

Midtown Comics is excited to celebrate Free Comic Book Day with two days this year – in-store on Saturday, May 3rd, and online on Monday, May 5th. This is one of the largest events in the comic book industry, and Midtown is gearing up for eager fans!

SATURDAY, MAY 3rd IN-STORE:

Midtown Comics  celebrates  Free Comic Book Day in-store on Saturday, May 3rd, by offering free new comics including every title from every publisher participating in this event.  Some of the hottest titles from Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse and Image Comics will be available with no purchase required, while supplies last.  Over two million comic books for readers of all ages will be given away by participating stores, introducing as many people as possible to the excitement of comic books! Please note: some titles will be in very limited quantities and are not expected to last all day, and we recommend that you arrive early.

Store hours:

FCBD starts at 8:00AM at Midtown Times Square, and 11:00AM at Grand Central and Downtown.

MONDAY MAY 5TH ONLINE:

All FCBD titles will be posted online at approximately 11:00AM EST on Monday, May 05th and will be offered while supplies last.  We recommend that you order early.

2014 Midtown Exclusives:

What’s special only at Midtown:  This year we are thrilled to present our very own versions of the Free Comic Book Day book Future’s End from DC Comics and the Armor Hunters Special from Valiant Entertainment! Both feature the Midtown Comics logo and are ONLY available through Midtown Comics!

Future’s End is the place to jump on board DC Comics’ epic weekly series featuring tomorrow’s Dark Knight, Batman Beyond (making his first appearance in The New 52), battling an army of cyborgs to avert an Apocalypse in the future which could destroy the DC Universe of the present!

Armor Hunters features a group of the universe’s fiercest warriors, that have come to destroy the X-O Manowar for the good of all. What horrible secrets does the armor hold? And how many armors have they destroyed before this one? These answers and more are revealed in the Valiant Universe event of 2014 – and it all starts right here with exclusive previews, character designs, and interviews from the biggest guns the Valiant Universe has to offer!

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2014 Eisner Nominations

The 2014 Eisner Nominations were announced yesterday afternoon and we were pleased to see several of our favorites included in the list. Some of the top players in the industry, including Matt Fraction, Fiona Staples, and Jonathan Hickman were featured in multiple categories this year.

In fact, almost all of these titles can be found in-store or online at MidtownComics.com. We carry a number of signed copies, limited edition variants, store-exclusive variants, and much more! Read on for the full list below:

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Spiderman Comic Books

By: Tom Hairston

I’ve been a Spider-Man fan as long as I can remember, in fact the first comic I ever got was a trade with the first six issues of Amazing Spider-Man in it and since then I’ve loved the tales of Peter Parker and his Amazing Friends. And not only is Peter returning with the all new Amazing Spider-Man #1 in a few weeks, and Miles Morales will be coming back with his new series “Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man” in May, but last week it was announced that Miguel O’Hara, the Spider-Man of 2099 will be returning with his own ongoing series, and to top it all off there was yet another announcement that this fall Dan Slott would be writing a storyline called Spider-Verse, which promises to feature every single Spider-Man from every alternate reality/ universe/ future/ past ever.

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Midtownies! Raph here, totally pumped after seeing Captain America: The Winter Soldier. My colleague Tom H has posted a review on the blog, which you can find here, so I won’t rehash what Tom’s already done. What I would like to do, is give a wishlist of movies and TV shows that I’d like to see Marvel Studios produce in the future, things that they haven’t announced or haven’t been speculated (I’m leaving Doctor Strange specifically out because I really think they’re going to do a movie for him in Phase 3). I also would like for all of this to be on Netflix, or something similar, as this will be a super-connected series. See what I suggest after the break.

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-by Andrew Cohen

Last night was a very lucky night for the 30 fans in attendance at Midtown Comics’ special invite only Q&A with Brian Michael Bendis. Not only were these 30 winners chosen at random from over 300 entries, but they walked away with exclusive signed variants, pre-orders of the highly anticipated The United States of Murder Inc., and great stories from an intimate evening with Bendis (we’ll get to those stories in a minute).

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Midtownies! Raph here, with some reviews for you. The Image series Rat Queens recently released its first volume, and Marvel is continuing it’s All New Marvel Now with Ghost Rider and Iron Patriot. My thoughts on those series follow after the break.

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