King Kirby podcast

 

The Midtown Comics Podcast is excited to bring its listeners a special gift just in time for Christmas! Introducing the first full-length audio recording of King Kirby by Fred Van Lente and Crystal Skillman!

This special recording features the original cast: Steven Rattazzi as Kirby (best known to comics fans as the voice of Dr. Orpheus from Cartoon Network’s The Venture Bros), is joined by a wonderful ensemble: Amy Lee Pearsall as Roz, Joseph Mathers as Joe Simon, Nat Cassidy as Stan Lee, and Timothy McCown Reynolds as the bosses in Kirby’s life.

King Kirby is a play by the husband-and-wife team of New York Times bestselling comics writer Fred Van Lente and NYIT award-winning playwright Crystal Skillman about the life and times of Jack Kirby, the great comic book artist who created or co-created some of your favorite heroes on the page and screen, including Captain America, the Avengers, Thor, Fantastic Four, the X-Men, Iron Man, Young Romance, the New Gods, Darkseid, The Demon… the list goes on and on.

From the Jewish ghetto of New York’s Lower East Side, to the battlefields of France, to the Senate hearings of 1950s, this is a hysterical and heartbreaking story about a man who pours his quintessentially Twentieth Century life into his comics, only to make the fateful mistake that sends him into obscurity while his creations become known to every person on Earth.

A real-life “Adventures of Kavalier & Klay”, King Kirby asks what happens when an artist doesn’t own his own legacy? Can he ever get it back?

For the first time ever, you can listen to King Kirby in its entirety exclusively on the Midtown Comics Podcast. This special episode will be released Wednesday, December 24th, just in time for Christmas! Consider it a free gift from Fred, Crystal, and your friends at Midtown Comics! In the meantime, you can listen to the previous episodes of the Midtown Comics Podcast here!

Fred Van Lente is the Harvey Award-nominated, New York Times-bestselling comics Incredible Hercules, Marvel Zombies, and Cowboys & Aliens, the basis for the feature film, as well as the American Library Association- and Xeric Award-winning Action Philosophers.

Crystal Skillman  is the award-winning author of Wild (IRT Theater/SanguineTheatre in NYC; Kid Brooklyn Productions in Chicago); Geek (Vampire Cowboys/Incubator Arts, NYT and TONY Critics Pick); Cut (The Management, New York Times Critic’s Pick); The Vigil or The Guided Cradle (ITG/The Brick Theater, NYIT Award Outstanding Play), Drunk Art Love (First Breath Reading Series, finalist for Harold Clurman Residency), and Another Kind of Love.


Brian K. Vaughan stops by the show and we ask him questions sent from the listeners. Listen to see if we will ever get a chance to see his books on the silver screen! Also, we tell you how you can win a signed book by him! We recap our favorite books of 2014 and what we’re looking forward to in the next year!

If you have any suggestions for the show please let us know through our TwitterFacebook or email us at podcast@midtowncomics.com. Leave a question on our voicemail at 980-MIDTOWN and we’ll play it on the show!

To read the books that we talked about in this episode visit www.midtowncomics.com and have them delivered right to your door anywhere in the world.

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With the end of the year comes several “Best Of” lists, and would we really be one of the largest comic book shops in the world without a “Best Comics of 2014″ list? The clear answer is no, we wouldn’t! Our staff has put together a list of our 30 favorite comics, graphic novels, one-shots, and more from 2014! With everything from Saga to Transformers, you’re sure to find one of your favorites on this list! Or maybe a new favorite? Click through the links to find all of these books available on our website today! Thanks, and read our entire list of the 30 Best Comics of 2014 below!

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Sam, Ted, and Andrew are joined by not one, but TWO special guests this week. We have the current artist on Aspen’s All New Soulfire, V Ken Marion and fellow Midtown Comics employee Ingrid Rios to talk about the current projects they’re working on.  We answer some questions from Andrew’s mother, talk about CW’s The Flash, and let you know what comics you should be binge reading. Then we let you in on what comics we read this week!

If you have any suggestions for the show please let us know through our TwitterFacebook or email us at podcast@midtowncomics.com. Leave a question on our voicemail at 980-MIDTOWN and we’ll play it on the show!

To read the books that we talked about in this episode visit www.midtowncomics.com and have them delivered right to your door anywhere in the world.

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THE GREATEST SPACE ADVENTURE OF ALL TIME RETURNS TO MARVEL! Join us at Midtown Comics Downtown on 01/16/14 as Jason Aaron and John Cassaday sign Star Wars #1, one of the most anticipated books of 2015!

Star Wars #1 – 01/14/14
Writer: Jason Aaron • Artist: John Cassaday

Luke Skywalker and the ragtag band of rebels fighting against the Galactic Empire are fresh off their biggest victory yet-the destruction of the massive battle station known as the Death Star. But the Empire’s not toppled yet! Join Luke along with Princess Leia, smugglers Han Solo and Chewbacca, droids C-3PO and R2-D2, and the rest of the Rebel Alliance as they strike out for freedom against the evil forces of Darth Vader and his master, the Emperor. Written by Jason Aaron (Original Sin, Thor: God of Thunder) and with art by John Cassaday (Astonishing X-Men, Uncanny Avengers), this is the Star Wars saga as only Marvel Comics could make it!

-Purchase of Star Wars #1 required to attend event.

-Limit of two items signed per person.

Terry Blinds knows just how important a lair is for your favorite Superhero or Supervillain. From underground vaults, to playboy mansions, to simple apartment rooms, learn how to live like your favorite comic book characters in this fun infographic below. Just make sure to keep the location a secret!

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