Comics

By Michael Kim

Hello Midtowners.  This is Michael from the back issues department in Long Island City, and I’m here to talk about protecting your collection and how Midtown Comics can help you.  First and foremost, let me remind you that we have a wide selection of supplies for your collectibles in-store and online.  From comic books, magazines, action figures, and cards, we’re here to help!

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In our exclusive interview with Nancy A. Collins below, she reveals her history with the famous character from Dynamite Comics known as Vampirella, tells us a little bit about how she got started writing for the title, what some of her film and television inspiration is, and where she is taking this fascinating character next. Read on to find out more about the upcoming

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By Jacobus Dixon

By 1940, National Comics was sitting pretty. And why shouldn’t they have been? Superman and Batman were the highest selling comic-magazine characters, and they were both National’s. Superman alone was a sales powerhouse that just kept on chugging (they did say he was more powerful than a locomotive). He was the highlight of Action Comics, he had his own magazine, he had a newspaper strip (not actually published by National, but hey…market recognition), and an upcoming radio show to boot. The only real competition to Superman was the growing popularity of Batman, but since he was a National character too, it really didn’t count as competition. Timely had a niche audience with Namor the Sub-Mariner and the Human Torch, but not enough sales to really threaten Superman. Yes, other companies thought to churn out doppelgangers to the Man of Tomorrow (Superman’s first nickname for you kids out there). But none of them really stuck, due in part to National’s quick litigation team and just simply unappealing character designs that left readers with a “meh” sensibility. That is…until Captain Marvel came around in February of 1940.

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04 Aug, 2014

Midtown’s Guide to Guardians of the Galaxy

Posted by Raphael in: Blog | No Comments

By Raph Soohoo

Midtownies, Raph here, with another guide for you! Guardians of the Galaxy is out in theaters, and they have a relatively obscure history compared to the likes of Spider-Man and Iron Man, so here’s a primer on the hottest new Marvel franchise.

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We all know it’s coming, Wolverine is finally going to meet his end in the Death of Wolverine series coming this September! Join Midtown Comics and Charles Soule for a signing of Death of Wolverine #1 at our Midtown Comics Downtown location on Wednesday, 09/03!

Death of Wolverine #1
Writer: Charles Soule • Artist: Steve McNiven

IT’S THE BEGINNING OF THE END – 3 MONTHS TO DIE ENDS HERE!
• The beginning of the end is now here … THE DEATH OF WOLVERINE!
• THREE MONTHS TO DIE, the loss of Wolverine’s healing factor–all led to this, the single most important X-Men event of the decade.
• Logan has spent over a century being the best there is at what he does…but even the best fade away eventually.
• Over the years, Logan has been a warrior, a hero, a renegade, a samurai, a teacher-and so much more. But now, the greatest X-Men hero will play a role he’s never played before in this special weekly event brought to you by industry superstars Charles Soule and Steve McNiven.
Rated T+

SRP: $4.99

Purchase of Death of Wolverine #1 is required.

Limit of 2 signatures per person.

Midtown Comics has created another fun contest for you to enter! This time, we’re giving away all 21 DC Comics Bombshells Covers to one lucky winner! Complete your entire collection of these rare DC variants by entering our contest today! This contest will last from 08/04/14 – 08/19/14. You can only enter the contest once, but can build up more entries by Liking our page on Facebook, Following us on Twitter, Following us on Pinterest, and Tweeting at us daily about the contest. You can also now gain more entries by referring your friends or signing up for our newsletter as well! Read on for more details below:

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Thank you for entering, and good luck! The winner will be notified around 4pm on 08/19/14