Free Comic Book Day 2016 is quickly approaching, and Midtown Comics is excited to announce this year’s exclusive variant covers ! Check them out below, and remember, they’re completely FREE on Saturday, May 7th! Times Square and Grand Central open at 8am, and Downtown will open at 11am.

FCBD Civil War II #1

“Before hero stands against hero, Brian Michael Bendis and Jim Cheung bring you a snapshot of the conflict that will split the Marvel Universe in two! But that’s not all! Beware the sting of the All-New Wasp! FCBD CIVIL WAR II #1 will also feature a special second story from All-New, All-Different Avengers writer Mark Waid and legendary artist Alan Davis. Be there as this mysterious new character makes their big debut! Are they friend or foe? How will their coming impact on the lives of the All-New, All-Different Avengers? The answers may surprise you, True Believer!”

FCBD Captain America #1

“Steve Rogers is returning to comics this May, and you can get your first taste on FREE COMIC BOOK DAY. Today, Marvel is pleased to unveil FCBD CAPTAIN AMERICA #1, featuring the reinvigorated Steve Rogers as Captain America! Nick Spencer and Jesus Saiz bring you one of Steve’s first adventures since his dramatic return in the pages of AVENGERS: STANDOFF and get you caught up just in time for the release of Captain America: Steve Rogers #1, coming to comic later that month!

But that’s not all! FCBD CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 will also feature a second all-new story and a special prelude to DEAD NO MORE, giving fans their first look at the blockbuster storyline coming later this year. If you got a chance to bring back someone who died, would you? And how will CLASSIFIED deal when ones they thought long dead once again walk the earth? Find out on FREE COMIC BOOK DAY”

FCBD Suicide Squad #1

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“In anticipation of the August 5 big screen debut of Suicide Squad writer Adam Glass and artist Marco Rudy introduce you to the villains that take on the dirtiest jobs in the DC universe with a special edition issue of Suicide Squad #1, the first chapter of the iconic graphic novel SUICIDE SQUAD VOL. 1: KICKED IN THE TEETH.

Then it’s time to “Get Your Cape On” with a sneak peek of the highly anticipated original graphic novel DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: FINALS CRISIS, courtesy of Shea Fontana and Yancey Labat. Retailers worldwide will be providing both of these comics to fans on Free Comic Book Day, Saturday, May 7.”

FCBD Super Hero Girls #1

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“Class is in session! Welcome to DC Super Hero High! DC Super Hero Girls is an exciting new universe of superhero storytelling that builds character and confidence and empowers girls to discover their true potential. This special FCBD issue features two exciting, action-packed stories from the upcoming original graphic novel DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: FINAL CRISIS that readers of all ages will enjoy.

It’s the day before finals and the student body is hard at work…and nothing is going right! Wonder Woman spars with Cheetah in gym class as Batgirl and Supergirl watch from the sidelines. In the next class, the girls sit next to an empty seat. Where could Supergirl be? Don’t miss this chance to meet the students as they find out that fun, friendship and hard work are all part of growing up!”

This week on the Midtown Comics Podcast: The return of a co-host! The return of the DC Universe (maybe)! The return of Deadpool chat! The return of top picks AND another giveaway (with a chance for you to win a $20 gift card)!

With all this returning, there’s a way you can give back too by helping out Deadpool artist Reilly Brown who just lost his house in a fire by going here: http://www.reillybrownart.com/reillybrown/

To read the comic books that we talked about in this episode, go ahead and visit our website,www.midtowncomics.com, and have them delivered right to your door, anywhere in the world!

If you have any suggestions for the show please let us know through Twitter, Facebook, or email us at podcast@midtowncomics.com. Leave a question on our voicemail at 980-MIDTOWN and we’ll play it on the show!

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Wolverine Hugh Jackman

Article by Gregg Katzman

Actor Hugh Jackman has said that Wolverine’s third solo film – which is apparently titled Wolverine and scheduled to open in 2017 – will be his last performance as the adamantium-clawed X-Man. Will it really be his last time playing the character, or will we be lucky enough to see him appear in a potential X-Force movie? Only time will tell, but right now there’s another question about the movie that’s on everyone’s mind: what’ll it be rated? The R-rated Deadpool was a hit at the box office – to be fair, it’s the passionate and clever people behind the movie that deserve the credit for that, not the rating – and now there are reports that the newest Wolverine movie will aim for an R rating as well. Will Wolverine’s third movie be the one fans have always wanted? We’ll find out in 2017, but for now, we want to make sure you do your Wolverine homework before seeing the comic book movie! There’s plenty of good Wolvie stories out there, but here are six that are mandatory reading.

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Hey, you saw the name of the article, right? Yeah, that means there’s some big ol’ SPOILERS in here!

The Walking Dead AMC

Article by Gregg Katzman

AMC’s The Walking Dead returned last night and if you’ve read Robert Kirkman’s comic book series, the odds are pretty good that you recognized some of the big moments that went down in the show. From Rick Grimes’ allies turning the table on Negan’s forces (for now…) to the bloody and bleak way things went down in Alexandria, the new episode, ‘No Way Out’, drew some major inspiration from the source material. Obviously, there were a lot of changes throughout the episode, but we want to take a look at three moments that were basically pulled straight from the comic.

Order Walking Dead comics, collectibles, and more here: http://bit.ly/13J6oiP

Yes, there’s obviously SPOILERS coming up!

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This week, Ted flies solo with guests Brendan Sokler, David Rey and Victoria Cheri Bennett of the Adultish Webseries (more info here: adultish.tv) as they chat their show, their love of pop culture nostalgia, Batman, Kevin Conroy, Max Landis, and even a little about Daniel Bryan’s retirement from the WWE!

To read the comic books that we talked about in this episode, go ahead and visit our website,www.midtowncomics.com, and have them delivered right to your door, anywhere in the world!

If you have any suggestions for the show please let us know through Twitter, Facebook, or email us at podcast@midtowncomics.com. Leave a question on our voicemail at 980-MIDTOWN and we’ll play it on the show!

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Colossus

After so much anticipation, Deadpool has finally opened in theaters… and we loved it! The movie made more than $12 million dollars just on Thursday night, setting a new record for an R-rated movie’s preview night! To further celebrate the film’s debut, actor Stefan Kapicic, the voice of Colossus, stopped by Midtown Comics Times Square! He was nice enough to sign three copies of the Colossus: God’s Country trade paperback! Want to win one of ’em? Find out how below!

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