By Jacobus Dixon

Why do they call it the Golden Age of comics? There were only three real big shot characters that anyone cared about. You got Superman, Captain Marvel, and Batman — what more was there? Well…actually there were quite a number of them. True, they may not have been as successful as Superman, but they were definitely hits. And like Superman and Batman, they belonged to Harry Donenfeld. Ol’ Donny had his hands in exactly three comic book publishers; Detective Comics Inc., National Allied Publications, and All-American Publications. He’d eventually combine the three into National Periodical Publications by the mid-40s, but for now they were separate companies run by separate guys (but all bankrolled by Donenfeld). While Superman headlined National Allied Publications, and Batman did the same for Detective Comics Inc., All-American would pitch its own superhero heavy hitters, and give Donenfeld a tight fist on the superhero genre.

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We’re having a pizza party at the Midtown Comics Podcast! Midtown Comics crew Ted, Andrew, and Sam along with co-host and customer Gavin chat with Kill Shakespeare writer Anthony Del Col about the Kill Shakespeare universe and the projects it has spawned, including an upcoming board game.  He talks about his new book Sherlock Holmes vs Harry Houdini.  Then, we pit him against the collected minds of the hosts in a game of trivia about the characters he writes about.  He then talks about his love for boy bands, which turns into the birth of a brand new comic book idea.


Our top pics this week are discussed and a certain mutant in his last days is on the top of our reading pile.

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Love Comics? Love New York? Love Midtown Comics? We sure hope so! Enter to win our new exclusive “I <3 Midtown Comics” T-shirts in a fun photo contest lasting from 09/05-09/19! Here’s how to enter!

  • Take a photo showing your love of Midtown Comics or anything comic book related! Be creative!
  • Upload the photo to Twitter or Instagram (or both!) with the hashtag #ILoveMidtownComics.
  • Friday, 09/19 we’ll judge all of the entries and pick our favorite winners! We’ll even share your photos on our Facebook page and Midtown Blog!
  • Winners will then be notified and sent the shirt of their choice! Good luck, and let the photo contest begin!!



Check out some of our favorite entries below! And follow our blog for more fun contests and giveaways!

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By Michael Kim – @michaelny11731


Stop yelling Detective Mills (Brad Pitt) from the film Seven.  Whatever is in the box obviously pertains to the 6th and 7th deadly sins, in which Kevin Spacey’s character, John Doe, elaborately planned out to the very end of the movie…I mean really planned this out…he had a lot of free time for all 7 deadly sins!  Absolutely terrifying work, it could have been a great comic book series as well, but we wouldn’t get Morgan Freeman’s voice…

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Midtown Comics Downtown Manager Ted and Marketing Manager Andrew take this week off, so the show is left in the hands of Grand Central Manager Dimitrios, Jill of All Trades Sam, and customer Gavin as they chat the new comics coming out this week, and the best of the issues they read last week!

Also, a Charles Soule signing at Midtown Downtown, Donald Glover finally getting to play Spider-Man, and a chat about the DC Comics future television brand.

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