Midtown Comics has created another fun contest for you to enter! This time, we’re giving away all 22 DC Comics Lego Covers to one lucky winner! Complete your entire collection of these rare DC variants by entering our contest today! This contest will last from 12/04/14 – 12/19/14. You can only enter the contest once, but can build up more entries by Liking our page on Facebook, Following us on Twitter, Following us on Pinterest, and Tweeting at us daily about the contest. You can also now gain more entries by referring your friends or signing up for our newsletter as well!

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  1. In order to enter the contest, you must Like our Midtown Comics page on Facebook.
  2. You must also be following us on Twitter.
  3. To earn additional entries and increase your chances of winning, you can tweet, “I entered to win all 22 of the @DCComics #LEGO Covers from @MidtownComics!”. You can then submit the URL of your tweet to Rafflecopter. Please note, that you can only tweet this once per day.
  4. You can also refer friends to gain additional entries.
  5. Signing up for our newsletter will also gain you an entry.
  6. You can follow us on Pinterest as well!

Thank you for entering, and good luck! The winner will be notified around 4pm on 12/19/14

Superman

By Jacobus Dixon

What is it that Superman stands for? Most of us would answer “truth, justice, and the American way…duh”. But believe it or not, it was originally just truth and justice. Which, don’t get me wrong, are pretty arduous and lofty ideals to fight for. So where does this whole “American way” come from? Aren’t truth and justice enough to make an ideal hero? Well…in an atmosphere that has American soldiers entering a second world war, no.

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It’s Thanksgiving week and the gang is off getting stuffed on a ton of food. Fortunately, we got something cooked up for you (pun intended) in our absence.  Listen to our exclusive Q&A with Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente moderated by Sam for their book Make Comics Like The Pros recorded in front of a live audience at our Downtown store on November 14th. Learn the secrets of how to be succesful in this special episode.

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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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Turok1

Midtown Comics has created another fun contest for you to enter! You can now enter to win a Turok #1 one-of-a-kind sketch incentive signed by Greg Pak! This contest will run from 11/25/14 – 12/09/14. You can only enter the contest once, but can build up more entries by Liking our page on Facebook, Following us on Twitter, Following us on Pinterest, and Tweeting at us daily about the contest. You can also now gain more entries by referring your friends or signing up for our newsletter as well! Read on for more details below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

    1. In order to enter the contest, you must Like our Midtown Comics page on Facebook
    2. You must also be following us on Twitter.
    3. To earn additional entries and increase your chances of winning, you can tweet, “I entered to win a one-of-a-kind #Turok variant signed by @GregPak from Midtown Comics!”. You can then submit the URL of your tweet to Rafflecopter. Please note, that you can only tweet this once per day.
    4. You can also refer friends to gain additional entries.
    5. Signing up for our newsletter will also gain you an entry.
    6. You can follow us on Pinterest as well!
    7. Thank you for entering, and good luck! The winner will be notified around 1pm on 12/09/14

Capture

By Jacobus Dixon

By the 1960s, comic books were considered a hobby for children in mainstream circles. Superheroes in particular were looked at as nothing more than a garish joke. These were grown men running around in silly outfits looking to get into fights with other silly-looking characters with all the subtlety of a wrecking ball. At the newly opened Playboy Mansion, old serials starring characters like Batman, Superman, and Captain Marvel were often shown to the guests for laughs. However, it was these high society laugh fests that sparked the idea of a live-action Batman show. Naturally studios like CBS wanted to aim it for children. Negotiations fell through, but DC Comics snatched the rights up and promptly made a deal with ABC. ABC then gave the rights to 20th Century Fox for production, and Fox gave the assignment to William Dozier and his production company, Greenway Productions. After reading some Batman comics for research, Dozier concluded that this new show could be nothing more than a pop-art camp comedy. And on January 12, 1966, that was exactly what he gave television audiences. The result was Bat-Mania!

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With the holidays getting closer, and Black Friday just around the corner, Midtown Comics has put together our Holiday Gift Guide for 2014! We made it easy for you to find the hottest items that came out this year for all the collectors, book lovers, gamers, and comic book fans in your life! Whether young or old, Marvel or DC, Superman or Spider-Man, this comprehensive guide shows you some of the best items we have available for the holidays! Check it out below!

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