03 Jan, 2012

12 Things to Look Forward to in 2012!

Posted by Raphael in: Blog | No Comments

It’s 2012! With the threat of a Mayan apocalypse looming ahead, we’ve decided to take a look at all the other things to look forward to in 2012! These are comics and comic related things that will make 2012 a year worth not being blown up by Mayans!  Let the countdown begin!

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27 Dec, 2011

The Best of 2011

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It’s that time of the year! The past 12 months have whizzed by in a FLASH (puns always intended)! There was a lot going on in the year 2011… let’s take a look at some of the best 2011 had to offer!

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  • Win a copy of the Saga Volume 1 TP FIRST PRINTING signed by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples!
  • Winner chosen on Tuesday March 5th
  • Sweepstakes is open to new AND existing Facebook fans

The legal stuff:

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A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. The Midtown Comics Facebook Contest (“Sweepstakes”) is by internet entry only. The sponsor of this Sweepstakes is Midtown Comics, 200 West 40th Street, NY, NY 10018 (the “Sponsor”). The Sweepstakes shall be subject to these Official Rules, and by entering, all participants agree to be bound by the terms and conditions herein.
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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, 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.


–          Basic MS Excel knowledge a must. Advance knowledge a plus.

–          Familiarity with MS Outlook

–          Comic knowledge preferred.

Our warehouse is very accessible via MTA, including the 7 and E lines.  If you’d like to be considered for the position PLEASE E-MAIL YOUR RESUME TO INFO@MIDTOWNCOMICS.COM and have “Midtown Comics Buyer Job Opening” in the subject line.

We hope to hear from you soon!

Thank you,

Your friends at Midtown Comics

New York, NY, December 20, 2011- Midtown Comics in New York City will present Danny Fingeroth and Dennis O’Neil signing The Stan Lee Universe at Midtown Comics Downtown on Thursday, December 22nd from 6:00PM to 7:00PM.

DANNY FINGEROTH, co-editor of The Stan Lee Universe, has known and worked with Lee for many years. He spent a week at Stan’s archives at the University of Wyoming, where he found many of the rarities contained in the book. Danny is Senior Vice President of Education at SoHo’s Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA), where he co-curated exhibitions of the work of Al Jaffee and Will Eisner. He was Group Editor of Marvel’s Spider-Man line and has written many comics featuring characters including, Spider-Man, Superman, Iron Man, and Darkhawk. Danny is the author of Superman on the Couch: What Superheroes Really Tell Us About Ourselves and Our Society; Disguised as Clark Kent: Jews, Comics, and the Creation of the Superhero; and The Rough Guide to Graphic Novels.

 DENNIS O’NEIL, one of comics’ most acclaimed writers, worked briefly in journalism, then moved to New York and comics. He became one of Stan Lee’s earliest writers and editors in the Marvel of the mid-’60s, and worked closely with Stan and Stan Lee Universe co-editor Roy Thomas for a short but intense period. Moving to DC, Denny brought social consciousness to the medium with the groundbreaking Green Lantern/Green Arrow series. His work on Batman – as writer and editor – returned that character to its dark, gothic roots. An interview with Denny about his days working with Stan is featured in The Stan Lee Universe.

The Stan Lee Universe: Face front, true believers! The Stan Lee Universe is the ultimate repository of interviews with and mementos about Marvel Comics’ fearless leader! From his Soapbox to the box office, the Smilin’ One literally changed the face of comic books and pop culture, and this tome presents in his own words – and those of the illustrious folks he’s worked with – the co-creation of Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Silver Surfer, and so many other super-characters! Presented are numerous rare and unpublished interviews with Stan, discussing how he made Marvel Comics the household name it is today. Also featured are interviews with top luminaries of the comics industry, including John Romita Sr. & Jr., Tod McFarlane, Dennis O’Neil, Roy Thomas, Gene Colan, Al Jaffee, Larry Lieber, Jerry Robinson, and Michael Uslan discussing his vital importance to the field he helped shape. Plus, this book contains the essential-to-every-writer Stan Lee’s Top Ten Tips for Writers! And as a bonus for this special edition, and direct from Stan’s personal archives (housed at the University of Wyoming), you’ll see rare photos, sample scripts and plots, personal correspondences, and other tidbits from the entire span of his career, some unseen for decades!

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MIDTOWN COMICS opened its first store in 1997, and is now the industry’s leading retailer of comic books, graphic novels, and manga, with its online store as well as three landmark NYC locations in Times Square, Grand Central and DowntownFollow us on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and the Midtown blog! More information available online at:  http://www.midtowncomics.com

Superhero comics are what make comic books epic, mythic even. While it’s nice to see someone reveal their life to us in their own art and words, it’s still pretty cool to see Superman uppercut Darkseid into space! With that said, here are our 5 favorite superhero books right now!

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