Midtown Comics is excited to celebrate yet another Free Comic Book Day with two days this year – in-store on Saturday, May 2nd, and online on Monday, May 4th. This is one of the largest events in the comic book industry, and Midtown is gearing up for eager fans!

SATURDAY, MAY 2ND IN-STORE:

Midtown Comics celebrates Free Comic Book Day in-store on Saturday, May 2nd, by offering free new comics including every title from every publisher participating in this event. Some of the hottest titles from Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse and Image Comics will be available with no purchase required, while supplies last. Over two million comic books for readers of all ages will be given away by participating stores nationwide, introducing as many people as possible to the excitement of comic books! Please note: some titles will be in very limited quantities and are not expected to last all day, and we recommend that you arrive early.

Store hours:

FCBD starts at 8:00AM at Midtown Times Square, and 11:00AM at Grand Central and Downtown.

MONDAY MAY 4TH ONLINE:

All FCBD titles will be posted online at approximately 11:00AM EST on Monday, May 04th and will be offered while supplies last. We recommend that you order early. Please be aware that while the books are free, there is a handling fee per book.

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2015 Midtown Exclusives:

What’s special only at Midtown: This year we are thrilled to present our very own versions of the Free Comic Book Day book All New, All Different Avengers and Secret Wars #0 from Marvel Comics, as well as Divergence #1 from DC Comics. All three feature the Midtown Comics logo and are ONLY available through Midtown Comics!
All New, All-Different Avengers It’s your first taste of the all-new Marvel Universe as a blockbuster top secret Avengers creative team sets out on a new adventure that will have fans begging for more! Who will be Earth’s Mightiest Heroes when the dust settles from SECRET WARS? Find out here! This special issue also includes a brand new bonus story by blockbuster writer Charles Soule that previews one of the biggest new titles of 2015 – Uncanny Inhumans!
Secret Wars #0 brings you a prologue to the most important comic series of 2015! From the all-star creative team of Jonathan Hickman and Paul Renaud, get caught up with the perfect primer for the mega-event of the year, just in time for Secret Wars #1 to hit comic shops the very next Wednesday!
Divergence #1 features three eight-page previews for the June releases of Batman by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, Justice League by Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok (featuring the Darkseid War of Darkseid vs. the Anti-Monitor), and Superman by Gene Luen Yang and John Romita, Jr.

Midtown Comics will also be giving away free signed comics and other goodies (while supplies last) to lucky fans dressed in costume on Saturday!

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We got a extra double-sized and action packed episode this week!  We sit down with Midtown Comics employee Matt Cox about the play that he has written Kapow-i Go Go which is currently playing at The Pit. Matt even gives you a code that can use to save you some money! Then Sam and Dimitrios chat with comic writer Marc Andreyko about all the work he has done, including Wonder Woman ’77 and Fairest.

Of course, as always, afterwards we dive into our hot picks and give you the latest in the comic news!

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 Brian J. Walsh

Once upon a time, this questionably punctuated slogan was the beacon for comic fans everywhere; it was the message of a sign that would be perched atop the ubiquitous spinner-racks that displayed and dispensed four-color fantasies like a mythical tree that bloomed in newsstands, drugstores, and many other places comics were sold.

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We’re looking for a new hero (with a driver’s license) to join our team at our Warehouse in New Hyde Park, NY.

Driver

Basic Skills required:

  • Clean drivers license
  • Knowledge of Manhattan streets
  • High-energy individual (this is a physical job requiring the loading and unloading trucks)
  • Must Be Detail Oriented

Please e-mail  jobs@midtowncomics.com and with subject line “Driver Position”.

Midtown Comics has created a new contest for you to enter with the help of East Coast ComiCon 2015! This time, we’re giving away pairs of tickets to East Coast ComicCon 2015 at the Meadowlands Expo Center in NJ! We have several pairs of Sunday tickets (04/12/15) to give away to some lucky winners! Winners must be able to pick up their tickets in person at Midtown Comics Times Square. Find more info on the con here! 

This contest will last from 03/24/15 – 04/06/15. You can submit multiple entries by Liking our page on Facebook, Following us on Twitter, Subscribing to our newsletter, Following us on Pinterest, and Tweeting at us daily about the contest.

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  1. In order to enter the contest, you must Like our Midtown Comics page on Facebook.
  2. To earn additional entries and increase your chances of winning, you can follow us on Twitter and tweet, “I entered to win two tickets to @EastCoastComics Con 2015 from @MidtownComics! #ECCC2015”. You can then submit the URL of your Tweet to Rafflecopter. Please note, that you can only tweet this once per day.
  3. You can also refer friends to gain additional entries.
  4. You can follow us on Pinterest as well!
  5. You can subscribe to our mailing list! 

Easter

Break out those pastel colored capes and cowls, it’s time for Midtown Comics‘ annual Easter Sale! This year, we’ll be offering 20% OFF EVERYTHING at all three locations. Don’t wait around, because this deal is valid for one day only! Come visit our Times Square, Grand Central, or Downtown locations on Sunday, 04/05 to take advantage of this sale!

Who needs an Easter Egg hunt when you can instead track down some of your favorite comics, action figures, apparel, and more for 20% OFF? Silly rabbit, this sale is for EVERYONE!