By Jacobus Dixon

Although All-Star Publications wasn’t in a complete rivalry with National Allied Publications or Detective Comics Inc. (due to the fact that they were all owned by Harry Donenfeld) they still didn’t want to sit out on the superhero craze that was transforming the publishing industry.  They had some success with the Flash, Hawkman, and Johnny Thunder in Flash Comics. And naturally that taste of success led them to produce more superheroes. The spooky Spectre had promise, but he may have been a little too supernatural to attract more average readers. While most superheroes were defined by their phenomenal abilities, it was that human appearance that made them so appealing to readers. So you didn’t want to step too far away from that (at least not in the late 1930s/early 1940s) if you wanted your character to be successful. People do like supernatural stories though, so where do you strike the balance?

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By Michael Kim

Hello Guardians of The Comicalaxy! I can’t help it; it’s such a good movie. Isn’t it true? Aren’t we all guardians, protectors, defenders of our comic book collection? This is Michael from the back issues department (BID) at Midtown Comics for another entry on protecting your collection. Let’s talk about protecting your digital collection.

Step 1: Protect your password to your online account by changing it once every 30 to 180 days (recommended.)

Step 2: See Step 1.

Uhmmmmm…OK that’s it. Thank you so much for reading this entry on protecting your collection.

OK, maybe there’s more to it…..

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Sam, Andrew, Gavin, and Ted chat with Clay Mcleod Chapman the writer of next week’s Edge of Spider-verse #4 inside an actual location of one of the Midtown Comics stores!  Clay talks about writing his first 22-page long comic and how he got there.  We also discuss his career in film and stage including a upcoming show next month in Los Angeles. We also talk about Marvel’s upcoming anti-bully covers, let you know some scary comics to read in time for Halloween, and officially introduce our new segment ‘I’m so confused!’.  We give our top picks for the week and what you should look for on the shelves next week.  Sam then fills us in on banned book week and we scratch our heads on what is actually banned and why.

Music at the end of show provided by The Mary Janes (aka Married With Sea Monsters) – Face It Tiger

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Midtown Comics recently had the chance to interview Dan Abnett (Guardians of the Galaxy, 2000 AD) about his recent work on the upcoming Battlestar Galactica: Death of Apollo series from Dynamite Comics. Check out the whole interview below!

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We’re back for another fun-filled weekend at New York Comic Con 2014! Midtown Comics’ booth #2036 is THE place to be at NYCC as we present EIGHT  new variant comic book covers, FOUR new exclusive T-shirts, THREE exclusive Batman New Era Hats,  a Hawkeye wax figure from Madame Tussauds New York , and a number of contests, prizes, discounts, and more!

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