Your favorite comic shop retailer employees Ted (Manager of Midtown Comics Downtown), Sam (Jill of all trades at Midtown Comics Downtown and Youtube video host), Andrew (Marketing manager), and customer Gavin introduce you to the first episode in  the reboot of the Midtown Comics Podcast.

In this first episode, Sam fills us in on her time at The Guardians of the Galaxy world premiere and if it lives up to the hype.

The staff talk Batman Day and the Death of Archie Andrews,  give you their favorite Comic Con experiences, their favorite reads from the week, and what they’re looking forward to next week  on the racks.  Then, they give you their thoughts on the new Avengers status quo and how can Wolverine actually die?

Leave questions for the crew at the official Midtown Comics Twitter and Facebook and they’ll be answered on the next episode!

Visit midtowncomics.com for everything comic related and we’ll ship where ever you are!

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If you haven’t heard the news by now, Dynamite Entertainment and DC Comics will be releasing a new  comic series in which Django, the revenge-seeking slave from the movie/comic Django Unchained, will meet Zorro, the Spaniard who marks his enemies with a “Z”. Better yet, the series will be written by legendary filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, and acclaimed writer Matt Wagner!

Django/Zorro will be released later this year, but in the meantime, Midtown Comics was able to get an exclusive interview with Matt Wagner to hear some more details about this wacky crossover!

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New York Comic Con 2014

It’s that moment you’ve all been waiting for — Midtown Comics will have New York Comic Con tickets for sale next week! Our exclusive first launch of tickets to the convention will go on sale Thursday, August 7th at Midtown Comics Downtown ONLY. Additional tickets will be sold in all three locations on Friday, August 8th. Please note, there will be a limit of 4 tickets per customer. All tickets available only while supplies last! In-store only!

Ticket Sale Hours on 08/07

Midtown Comics Downtown: 8am – 8pm

Ticket Sale Hours on 08/08:

Midtown Comics Downtown: 10am-8pm

Midtown Comics Times Square: 8am-12am

Midtown Comics Grand Central: 10am-9pm

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Some New York Super Week Card Benefits:

  • Drink specials at venues & bars such as Rock Bar, Barcase, The Bell House, Union Hall, Videology, Duke’s, Big Daddy’s, and The Way Station.
  • Discounts to citywide tours such as Watson Adventure Tours, Shop Gotham, Bike and Roll NYC, Slice of Brooklyn, and On Location Tours.
  • In-store merchandise discounts at cool retailers including Midtown Comics and FDNY Fire Zone.
  • Additional benefits & partners will be announced throughout Summer 2014.

Please note, the New York Super Week Card is NOT a ticket to NYCC and does NOT provide priority access or seating to any events at New York Comic Con.

The New York Super Week Card is also NOT a ticket to any New York Super Week ticketed events — those must be purchased separately. For any questions, please head to the New York Super Week website!

2014 Eisner Nominations

The 2014 Eisner Award Winners were announced Friday evening and we’re happy to share the results with you! All of the winners can be seen in bold text below.

In fact, almost all of these titles can be found in-store or online at MidtownComics.com. We carry a number of signed copies, limited edition variants, store-exclusive variants, and much more! Read on for the full list of winners below:

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Detective Comics #31

By Jacobus Dixon

It’s late 1939, we’re coming out of the Great Depression, World War II has started everywhere except the U.S., Gone with the Wind is the motion picture everyone’s talking about, the New York World’s Fair has opened, and Superman is dominating comic book magazine sales. A close second of course, was Batman (originally Bat-Man, but I guess National Comics figured the hyphen cut in on the name’s appeal). Unlike Superman, Batman was not super-powered and relied on his athletic abilities, gadgets, spooky appearance, and sheer determination to get him out of a jam.  But he wasn’t the only popular character to have these traits.

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