By Jarrett Kruse from Action Figure Junkies

“May the Force be….”, you know the rest. Everyone knows the rest. My mother knows the rest of that sentence and she thinks Jedi and Sith are foreign spices in her ethnic food cabinet. Despite a ten year drought of a Star Wars film, the franchise has been more ubiquitous than ever. Even though there has been no feature film, there has been the TV hits Clone Wars and more recently, Star Wars Rebels which is just now hitting its stride as Episode VII looms just a month away from multiplexes. Just a few weeks ago after Episode VII’s newest trailer, ticket sales on sites like Fandango shut down because Star Wars was literally breaking the Internet.

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Suicide Squad movie

Article by Gregg Katzman

Most comic book movies follow a hero – or anti-hero’s – struggle against a big bad. That isn’t the case in David Ayer’s upcoming DC movie, Suicide Squad. Instead of revolving around a good person’s struggle – or at least someone trying to be good – the movie will feature a group of dangerous villains who are now working for the U.S. government. It’s a story that’s full of twisted characters and the first trailer had quite a dark atmosphere – there’s no sunshine and flowers here, just bad people and even worse people. Given the violent characters and the bleak nature of the story, many fans were wondering if Suicide Squad would be the first movie in the evergrowing DC Extended Universe to earn an R rating. Well, it looks like that probably won’t be the case.

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Batman TMNT Kevin Eastman

Article by Gregg Katzman

Batman and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been incredibly popular for decades now. But Batman and the Ninja Turtles teaming-up? It seemed like a crossover that would be limited to a fan’s imagination. Now, DC and IDW Publishing have joined forces to make this dream come true. The Ninja Turtles – along with Shredder and the Foot Clan – find themselves in the concrete jungle that the Dark Knight has sworn to protect: Gotham City. What will it be like when these two sides meet? Which of Gotham’s heroes and villains will show up, and how will they play a role? Can the Ninja Turtles keep up with the Caped Crusader? The Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles limited series will go on sale December 9, and we were lucky enough to read the debut issue a little early. Thankfully, the issue lived up to the hype, and we want to tell you why it’s worth picking up! Don’t worry, this article is SPOILER-FREE!

You can pre-order Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 & 2 here: &

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For our 66th episode of the oh-so-mighty Midtown Comics Podcast, the creator/writer/artist of the hot new book Henchgirl, Kristen Gudsnuk, talks about what it’s like to release her first published comic. Also discussed is which supervillains we’d hench for, ridiculous Star Wars theories, Rob Liefeld going back to Marvel, and our top picks of the week!

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Batman v Superman Captain America Civil War

By Gregg Katzman

Welcome to the very first edition of the Midtown Comics Clash! For our first question, we wanted to know which big 2016 comic book movie fans are more excited to see: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice or Captain America: Civil War?  While the two movies do have some obvious parallels (e.g. heroes fighting over ideologies; introduction of new heroes), these two movies look like they’ll also be very, very different. The Marvel Cinematic Universe and the DC Extended Universe are at totally different stages, and both are setting out to accomplish completely different things with these blockbuster movies. Obviously, Marvel Studios and Warner Bros./DC are going for very different tones with these two films and there’s sure to be plenty of other differences, but if you had to pick one of them, which one would it be? Before revealing the poll’s current status, we thought it would be fun to ask this question to the staff in our Times Square store. Spoiler alert: one movie receives way more love.

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Midtown Comics has another exciting contest for you to enter! This time, we’re giving away a few goodies from the upcoming New Jersey Comic Expo 2015! Jim Lee will be doing a general signing for fans at 2 items signed per fan.  THEN there’s the VIP Meet and Greet with Jim where fans will be with him in a VERY limited Exclusive Group with the ability to have up till 10 comics signed AND a photo opportunity with  Jim.

Platinum Grand Prize – (1) Fan will be able to be in the VIP Meet and Greet.

Grand Prize – (2) Fans will be able to win a guaranteed a spot in the line for the General Signing.

Free Show Tickets – (5) Fans will get free weekend passes.

This contest will last from 11/06/15 – 11/13/15. You can only enter the contest once, but you also 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! Read on for more details below:

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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 tickets to @JerseyComicExpo 2015 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.
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  7. You MUST be able to pick up the tickets in person from Midtown Comics Times Square!

Thank you for entering, and good luck! The winner will be notified on 11/13/15.