By Jacobus Dixon

Superheroes are fun and exciting, but with the war going on they kind of got transformed into pro-patriotic war bonds salesman and cheerleaders for the war effort. And when they did fight criminals, let’s be honest here, they were fighting cartoon caricatures that were so incompetent it was a wonder if they were able to tie their own shoelaces. Even by 1940’s standards, people recognized how ridiculous superheroes could be (except children, and by children I mean mostly boys because that’s who these things were aimed at). Despite their ridiculous nature, superheroes were still popular and well liked, but that didn’t mean people weren’t averse to other reading options.

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Love is in the air!  We play some Valentine’s Day games, including the sure-to-be future hit game Ship It or Sink It, and a warped version of the Dating Game.  We also go over our list of top 15 comic book couples from our blog post, give you our top picks of the week, and answer listener questions!

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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By Dimitrios Fragiskatos

With Valentine’s Day approaching this weekend, Midtown Comics thought it was the perfect time to put together a list of our favorite couples in comic books! You’ve seen them in movies, TV, and on the pages of your favorite books. Read on for the complete list of the Top 15 Couples in Comic Books!

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UK Residents ONLY: Midtown Comics of NYC will have a booth at London Super Comic Con at the Excel Centre, and we need some help!

What we need:

We need YOU to hand out promotional material, manage lines, and perform other helpful tasks at or near our booth at London Super Comic Con for about half of each day.

When and where:

March 14 and 15 at London Super Comic Con (Excel Centre, London).

What’s in it for you:

FREE full weekend badge to enjoy the convention during the hours you’re not working.  Also, you’ll receive a Midtown Comics online gift card in the amount of $10.00 per each hour that you work, valid at MidtownComics.com. Each volunteer will also receive one Midtown T-shirt, discounts at our booth, and 4 Midtown Exclusive variant covers.

What to do next:

If you’re interested, just drop us a line at ColleenCleary@MidtownComics.com with subject line “London” and we’ll reply with a brief application.

For more information on London Super Comic Con, visit LondonSuperComicConvention.com

For more information on Midtown Comics, visit MidtownComics.com

Thanks, and we hope to see you at the con!

Your friends at Midtown Comics in NYC

Midtown Comics recently had the chance to interview Keith Davidsen on his new Re-Animator series coming out via Dynamite Comics this April! Dynamite will present H.P Lovecraft’s notorious mad scientist, in a fear-fraught four-issue miniseries!  Take what you love best about the television shows “Breaking Bad” and “Walking Dead”, throw in Cthulhu tentacle terror and backwater Louisianan superstition, and you have the all-new horror comic hit of 2015! Read on for the entire interview below!

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This week we have the chat with Strumpet editor and the writer and artist of the Ignatz nominated The Black Feather Falls graphic novel Ellen Lindner!  We talk about what it takes to get make a yearly anthology book and the secrets of The Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company.

Sam gives us her thoughts on The Kingsman movie and we talk about the Daredevil teaser before we give our hot picks of the 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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