12 Feb, 2014

Indie Comics with Liz #1!

Posted by Elizabeth Goldman in: Blog | No Comments

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 Hey Midtowners! I’m Liz, and I’m here to talk Indie comics. Like a lot of other comic book lovers, I fell in love at an early age, and everything I loved wore a cape. As I got older, I lost touch with some of those classic stories and felt a little overwhelmed coming back in. But, TADA!, I was introduced to some incredible under-the-radar books that reignited my ever burning flame for sequential art and storytelling. And now look at us, all here together. Brings a tear to my eye. Really.

        I’ll be around, writing blog posts right here that focus on Indie comics, Indie Movements, the people who make them, and the people who love them (that’s us!). You can find my first set of weekly picks below. I’ll also try to do spotlights on the books, creators, or movements I love the most at the moment. My indie doesn’t discriminate, so I’ll try to cover the smallest books that pique my interest, to the creator owned books everyone’s talking about. If you have any suggestions for me to pick up, or books you specifically want to hear about, let me know!

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turokpak

Dynamite Entertainment is pairing classic Gold Key characters with some of comics hottest creators, including the all-new ongoing adventure series, Turok: Dinosaur Hunter  from superstar writer Greg Pak (Batman/Superman, World War Hulk). Interview by Robert Place Napton.

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Bloggerinos! We here at Midtown enjoy any opportunity to see characters return to the pages of comics, and Red Circle has made it’s comeback. The imprint was created by Archie and is now back in their hands. I had the opportunity to read The Fox and it’s an unconventional, unusual story, one that is a welcome change of pace for comics in general, and a good example of high quality work that can help Red Circle thrive in the industry. I also had the opportunity to ask the creative team of the Fox, Dean Haspiel and Mark Waid, some questions about the series.

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Help-Wanted

Enter the fabulous world of comics and work for the premiere retailer! Midtown Comics has three open positions: Truck Driver and Buyer’s Assistant.

FULL TIME TRUCK DRIVER WANTED AT MIDTOWN COMICS’ WAREHOUSE IN L.I.C. QUEENS!

Responsibilities:

  • Picking and Packing customer orders
  • Drive 15’ Box Truck between store locations in Manhattan (Special truck driver’s license is NOT needed–our truck is the size of a U-Haul truck.)
  • Load and unload truck
  • Miscellaneous pickups from vendors

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • MUST be a Polished Professional Driver who is Trustworthy and Dependable
  • MUST have a strong knowledge of the NYC Tristate Area
  • Must be able to operate a walkie stacker
  • Attention to detail a MUST

Our warehouse is very accessible via MTA, including the 7 and E lines.

Please send your resume via e-mail to: jobs@midtowncomics.com

 

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ASSISTANT TO BUYERS HELP WANTED AT MIDTOWN COMICS’ WAREHOUSE IN L.I.C. QUEENS!

Enter the fabulous world of comics and work for the premiere retailer.  In addition to your natural born love of comics, your role and requirements include:

Roles include, but are not limited to:

-        Communication with and collation of information from vendors to facilitate creation of Purchase Orders

-        Sorting and picking of product from vendors for redistribution to Midtown entities

-        Gathering and sorting of sales information from Midtown entities.

Requirements

-        Bookstore, Toy store, Retail Sale or Wholesale experience

-        Buying Experience

-        Microsoft office, especially Excel

-        Ability to cold call

-        Carry a project from idea to physical completion and to build to make it better

-        Comic knowledge preferred

Our warehouse is very accessible via MTA, including the 7 and E lines.  PLEASE E-MAIL YOUR RESUME TO JOBS@MIDTOWNCOMICS.COM

Midtownies! The Holiday Shopping Season is well underway! Having worked at our Times Square location for the past six years, I get a lot of people who aren’t comic book fans who want to shop for a friend, family member or loved one. Here’s some tips and suggestions for what to get the comic book fan in your life. This guide will not only help you during the holidays, but for any other occasion you find yourself in a comic book store thinking “What do I get for (enter name here)?”

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docsavage

Doc Savage #1 premieres today, and writer Chris Roberson (iZombie) was kind enough to field 3 tough questions from our very own G-Man!

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