By Jacobus Dixon

It was bad enough having to contend with Captain Marvel, but now Superman-DC (the nickname given to comics from National Allied Publications and Detective Comics Inc. as they unofficially merged) had to deal with Captain America as well. One was a living childhood fantasy; the other was a super-idealized form of what happens when you mix nationalism and super heroics. Yeah, Superman’s great, but he’s a grown up while Captain Marvel is actually still a kid doing amazing things. And it’s fun watching Batman and Robin take on the Joker with nothing but their manpower and wits, but Captain America is fighting the real threat of German spies. While both Batman and Superman are certainly not devoid of neither childhood fantasy nor real world danger (or at least as real as it gets in terms of comic book writing), those subjects did not feature as strongly in their stories. So how did they contend with characters that used them as a solid foundation?

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Ted, Andrew, and Sam talk with Darryl “DMC” McDaniels about his new book DMC Volume 1 before his signing at our Downtown store.  Darryl talks about how comics helped him get his start in Run DMC and the similarities between hip hop and comics. Then, we give Gavin the night off, but Dimitrios joins us and we talk about the movie Nightcrawler and Interstellar, whose side are we on in the Civil War universe, Andrew’s first attempt at writing a comic book, and our hot picks of the week and what we’re looking forward to next week.
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Remember our DC Bombshells Covers Guide? How about our recent DC Selfies Covers Guide? Well, DC is currently releasing an all new army of LEGO covers for its ongoing series! Read on for the complete guide and release dates of these wacky, fun-filled LEGO variants!

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Enter the fabulous world of comics and work for the premiere retailer!  We are looking for a Systems Administrator that has experience with installation, configuration, documentation, and maintenance of a Windows server environment, virtualization software, and server hardware administration. We’re also looking for someone with a natural born love of comics.

This role offers exposure to a wide range of technologies including Windows, Citrix, and VMware administration. The candidate will work closely with the Director of Technology, the CFO, and the CEO in many new initiatives by researching, planning, documenting, testing, and rolling out new systems and applications.  This position requires excellent communication skills, flexibility, and the ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Administer the Windows Server 2003/2008/2012 environment; support and administer Active Directory, group policies, DNS, and DHCP under the supervision of the Director of Technology.
  • Administer & maintain the Citrix environment, including Xenapp Server, Web Interface, and published applications. Proactively install Citrix software patches as necessary.
  • Assist in the planning, implementation, and maintenance of VMware environment.
  • Administer the current Exchange 2003 server, including mailbox & database maintenance as well as upgrading to the latest Exchange when appropriate.
  • Perform light database administration tasks as requested.
  • The ability to effectively research and manage projects assigned to them in a professional, organized, and efficient manner.
  • Make recommendations on enhancements to optimize system availability and performance.
  • Install, maintain, and troubleshoot network printers and drivers.
  • Troubleshoot connectivity issues on LAN segments, VPN’s, and WAN connections.
  • Assist with the creation and placement of users and new user accounts into their appropriate User & Security Groups.
  • Ensure that IT policies and procedures are followed.
  • Provide and maintain clear and easy to understand documentation and procedures.


  • Associates degree or higher in IT or related field, or MCSE/MCITP certification.
  • Minimum of 3 years of Windows administration experience, including Server, AD, group policy, DNS, & DHCP administration.
  • Must have some experience with VMware, including creating & maintaining virtual machines.
  • Discipline and strong analytical problem solving skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Full knowledge & proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Working knowledge of any of the following: Citrix, SQL, Mac OSX, and/or Watchguard Firewall.
  • Working knowledge of any of the following: Power Shell, VB, .Net, or SQL.
  • Working knowledge of switches, routers, vlans, and wireless AP.
  • Familiarity with mobile devices. (i.e. iPhones, iPads, Droids, Windows).

Any of the following is Bonus:

  • Familiarity with any of the following online applications: OpenDNS, SpamSoap, logmein,
  • Working with a retail WAN environment.
  • Experience troubleshooting hosted VoIP telephony.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft RMS and/or other POS systems.
  • Knowledge of PCI Compliance.

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If you are the IT person that Reed Richards would want, please submit your resume along with a cover letter and salary requirements to  If you do not send a cover letter and salary requirements, your resume will not be viewed.  Please do not call any of our retail locations regarding this position.  This position is located at our warehouse in LIC, Queens and is easily accessible via MTA, including the 7 and E lines.

Salary will be based upon experience.

By Tom Hairston

I’m just going to start this review off by saying, Lionsgate, you can go ahead and cancel that Power Rangers movie you’re working on, because Disney just beat you to it and did it a hundred times better than I could have imagined! Now, before I get too far ahead of myself let me back up and explain what I’m talking about — I got to see an early showing of Big Hero 6 that was hosted by the great representatives at Disney, and they asked us to wait to review it. By respecting their wishes I’ve been sitting on this review for almost a month now, about to explode from the need to talk about this movie, because simply put, this movie is so good you have to talk about it! This is one of those movies where after you see it you have to go out and find people who have also seen it so you can all geek out over how fun it is, and then go and see it again of course. Read on for the full review below!

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Midtown Comics helps you ring in the holiday spirit this Thanksgiving with some super special Black Friday sales both in-store and online! Gear up for some huge savings and don’t miss out on these exclusive sales on your favorite comics, back issues, graphic novels, apparel, and more! Need help finding that perfect gift? Check out our Holiday Gift Guide for 2014 and take advantage of this special sale!


SAVE ONLINE: Save up to 40% OFF EVERYTHING at  from Wednesday, November 26th, through Tuesday, December 2nd. Some exclusive deals to point out include:

Disclaimer: Online sales don’t apply to new releases from the past 35 days. Sales are also not valid for gift cards, advance orders, and cannot be combined with our in-store rewards program.


SAVE IN-STORE: For our loyal Midtown Minions in merry Manhattan, take 25% OFF EVERYTHING in-store only, beginning at 8am at all Midtown Comics locations! This deal is not valid at our TRU or FAO boutiques.

Once again, Midtown Comics is offering 25% OFF EVERYTHING in-store on Friday, November 28th! But you may want to hurry up, as this sale only lasts from 8am-12pm at all three locations! After 12PM, you can still save 20% OFF EVERYTHING in-store throughout the rest of the weekend, with our sales ending Sunday night!

Thanks, and we hope you have a great holiday weekend!

Friday, November 28th

25% OFF Everything 

All Locations: 8am-12pm

20% OFF Everything

Midtown Times Square: 12pm – 12am

Midtown Grand Central: 12pm – 9pm

Midtown Downtown: 12pm – 8pm

Saturday, November 29th

20% OFF Everything

Midtown Times Square: 8am – 12am

Midtown Grand Central: 11am – 9pm

Midtown Downtown: 11am – 9pm

Sunday, November 30th

20% OFF Everything

Midtown Times Square: 12pm – 8pm

Midtown Grand Central: 12pm – 7pm

Midtown Downtown: 12pm – 7pm