Our hearts go out to everyone who is suffering due to the effects of hurricane Sandy.  Many of our friends in the five boroughs of NYC, including lower Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island, as well as in New Jersey–Little Ferry, Hackensack, and most shore points, are dealing with catastrophic loss of property, housing, and even loss of life in some cases.  In the face of such a disaster, most want to help out, and many have organized drives for food, clothing, and cleaning materials.  At Midtown Comics, we would like to recommend a couple of ways to contribute much-needed supplies and funds.

Funds can be contributed to the American Red Cross specifically for hurricane Sandy relief here.

The Salvation Army is looking for donations of clothing, other items, and/or funds. Click here for more info.

Tragedy in our own backyard:

Over the weekend, some friends of ours in New Jersey organized a drive to donate children’s clothes, food, and cleaning materials for people in Little Ferry, NJ, and lots of people eagerly contributed many bags of goods. A group of us went to deliver all of the donated goods, and the scene that we found there was heartbreaking.  Homes had been flooded with several feet of water, with the contents–and in some cases even some walls–had been destroyed and/or washed away.  We know this kind of tragedy is being felt in many areas in and around NYC, and as hectic as things are for everyone, it’s hard to find the time to help out.  In that spirit, we offer links to the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army, as they are the experts in disaster relief.

Fully revealed: J. Scott Campbell’s beautiful Midtown Comics *exclusive* interlocking Marvel NOW covers!

From left to right: All-New X-Men #1, Uncanny Avengers #1 , Avengers #1!

Click here to order yours!

Be sure to check out our exclusive interview with J. Scott Campbell and making of the cover here!

  • Our Downtown will be open tomorrow, Saturday, 11/3, 11:00AM TENTATIVELY!  Please follow us on FB or Twitter for confirmation.
  • Times Square will open tomorrow morning at 9:00AM.
  • Grand Central will open tomorrow morning at 11:00AM
  • Shipping alert: all online orders will be delayed somewhat, but we expect to be back on track sometime next week.

2ND ANNUAL HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST! Winner gets a $50 Midtown Comics gift card!

Drop by any Midtown Comics store in your costume today through Sunday, November 4 and have your pic taken to enter!

On Monday, November 5th we’ll post all the pictures in one album for voting. Whoever gets the most Likes by Monday, November 12 will win the gift card!

You can enter as many times as you want, but each costume will be a separate entry, meaning your votes will not be combined.

This week’s Superman #13 has some big changes for Clark Kent and Reuters stopped by Midtown Comics Times Square to get the details.

Masks is Dynamite’s BIGGEST cross-over of the year! Masks #1 is written by Chris Roberson (I Zombie), and fully painted by Alex Ross, and stars The Shadow, The Green Hornet, Kato, and The Spider, in a tale of two-fisted action, corruption and intrigue, set in New York City, 1938. There are several dynamic variant covers to choose from, but most importantly, you can choose to have Alex Ross hand paint an original cover for you, or Jae Lee will draw an original cover for for you, and…believe it or not…YOU CAN CHOOSE THE CHARACTER (from the ones who star in Masks #1)! This will be original art on the cover, not a printed copy, and keep in mind–we never said it would be cheap…!

Order this book and Midtown Comics will contact you to find out which character you’d like to have painted/drawn by Alex Ross/Jae Lee, just for you! Choose from The Shadow, The Spider, Green Hornet, Kato, Zorro, Miss Fury, The Black Bat, or any other character that appears in the Masks series!

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