Mighty Midtown fans are in for a treat this week with all stores offering 20% OFF all statues and busts! That’s right! Head to any of our three main Midtown Comics locations and receive 20% OFF any statue or bust, including fan-favorites like The Walking Dead, Green Lanterns, Harley Quinns, and more! Hurry, because this offer only lasts from 02/26/15 – 03/04/15! Store info below!


 Midtown Comics Times Square

200 W. 40th Street (corner of 7th Ave) · New York, NY 10018
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Monday – Saturday: 8:00 AM – 12 midnight!
Sunday: 12noon – 8:00 PM

Midtown Comics Grand Central

459 Lexington Avenue (corner of 45th St.) · New York, NY 10017
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Monday, Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 Noon – 7:00 PM

Midtown Comics Downtown

64 Fulton Street (corner of Gold St.) · New York, NY 10038
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Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 Noon – 7:00 PM

This offer is valid in-store only and does not apply with Midtown Comics boutiques at Toys R Us and FAO. 

By Jacobus Dixon

By the early 1980s, Hollywood was beginning to notice more and more how summer blockbusters and franchise films kept their wallets full. Movies like Jaws, Star Wars, Rocky, and Superman just raked in the dough, so naturally there were sequels planned to recapture the magic. This was especially good for the Superman franchise because director Richard Donner had opted to shoot the original and the sequel back-to-back (good thing the first movie was a hit, or that just would have been awkward). Apparently people liked the idea of seeing a superhero as an actual action/adventure character and not just campy comedy. Christopher Reeve gave a Superman performance that was so three-dimensional and human, it made us remember why we fell in love with the character in the first place (and also why so many still think of him as their favorite Superman).  By the time Superman: The Movie was released in 1978, about 75% of Superman II was shot and completed. With Donner behind the camera, and Reeve in the tights it wouldn’t be long before we got our amazing sequel starring the Man of Steel.

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Midtown Comics had the chance to stop by the 2015 Toy Fair at the Javits Center between 02/14 – 02/17, and boy did we see a lot of cool stuff! We saw several new toy lines from Funko, McFarlane Toys, Diamond Select, DC Collectibles, Kotabukiya, and S.H. Figuarts! Check out our exclusive video footage as well as pictures of all the cool new toys and collectibles below!

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We’re all together for the first time in a long time!  We talk about our time at Toy Fair 2015 and what we can’t wait to get our hands on. We also bring up Lent and ask what comic book related item we’d all give up? After that, we answer your questions and give you our top comic picks for the week!

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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All of our fans across the Atlantic are in for a treat next month, as Midtown Comics will be making an appearance at the London Super Comic Convention 2015! This marks another year in a row that Midtown Comics will have a booth at LSCC, and boy do we have some fun goodies for you! Check out some of our exclusive offerings below!


  • At the Midtown booth, look for cool Midtown exclusives including Spider-Gwen #2 by Mike Deodato, a FREE EXCLUSIVE Spider-Gwen sticker, and a Midtown/LSCC shared exclusive variant of Warren Ellis’ Black Cross #1 from DE. Special discounts and codewords for use online, and more! At the con, meet creators like Neal Adams, John Romita, Jr., Garth Ennis, Brian Bolland, Dave Gibbons, Klaus Janson, Joyce Chin, many more, and cosplayers galore!
  • Special discounts on items at our booth! That’s right, you’ll be able to save BIG when you shop with Midtown Comics at LSCC 2015!
  • We’ll be handing out special postcards with ONLINE DISCOUNTS! If you don’t find anything at the show to buy, or simply don’t have any more room to carry your comics, simply order them from home with an exclusive ONLINE DISCOUNT CODE! Yep, we ship worldwide!
  • You can meet some of the famous Midtown Comics employees, including Midtown Back Issue Buyer Alex, Grand Central Assistant Store Manager Colleen, Ted Alexander of the Midtown Comics Podcast, and many more!
  • LSCC takes place 03/14/15 – 03/15/15 and has a number of great guests including Neal Adams, Garth Ennis, John Romita, Jr. and more ! Find more info here!

By Jacobus Dixon

Superheroes are fun and exciting, but with the war going on they kind of got transformed into pro-patriotic war bonds salesman and cheerleaders for the war effort. And when they did fight criminals, let’s be honest here, they were fighting cartoon caricatures that were so incompetent it was a wonder if they were able to tie their own shoelaces. Even by 1940’s standards, people recognized how ridiculous superheroes could be (except children, and by children I mean mostly boys because that’s who these things were aimed at). Despite their ridiculous nature, superheroes were still popular and well liked, but that didn’t mean people weren’t averse to other reading options.

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