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Transformers: Age of Extinction comes out on June 27th, so we’re throwing a Transformers Party from 12pm-2pm outside of Midtown Comics Downtown!

Anyone who visits during that time will have the opportunity to enter to win a TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION prize pack including an official t-shirt, mini poster, passes to the advance screening, and official hat.

Transformers brand ambassadors will also be on site to provide free EARLY SCREENING passes to anyone who brings Transformers comic books, toys, shirts, or other memorabilia! Show us your cool Transformers stuff and we’ll give you a ticket to see an advance screening of the film on Wednesday, June 25th at 7:00 PM at the AMC Loews West 34th Street!

Look forward to seeing you there!

Midtown Comics has created another fun contest for you to enter! This time, we’re giving away a pair of free tickets to New York Comic Fest on Saturday, June 14th! This contest will last from 06/05/14 – 06/10/14. You can only enter the contest once, but can build up more entries by Liking our page on Facebook, Following us on Twitter, or Following us on Pinterest. 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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  1. In order to enter the contest, you must Like our Midtown Comics page on Facebook.
  2. You must also be following us on Twitter.
  3. You can also refer friends to gain additional entries.
  4. Signing up for our newsletter will also gain you an entry.
  5. You can follow us on Pinterest as well!

Thank you for entering, and good luck! The winners will be notified on 06/11/14.

Midtown Comics has created another fun contest for you to enter! This time, we’re giving away a free V-Wars #0 comic signed by Jonathan Maberry! This contest will last from 06/04/14 – 06/11/14. 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 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:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

  1. In order to enter the contest, you must Like our Midtown Comics page on Facebook.
  2. You must also be following us on Twitter.
  3. To earn additional entries and increase your chances of winning, you can tweet, “I entered to win a free copy of VWARS #0 signed by Jonathan Maberry from @MidtownComics! bit.ly/1l5FmJZ”. You can then submit the URL of your tweet to Rafflecopter. Please note, that you can only tweet this once per day.
  4. You can also refer friends to gain additional entries.
  5. Signing up for our newsletter will also gain you an entry.
  6. You can follow us on Pinterest as well!

Thank you for entering, and good luck! The winners will be notified on 06/12/14.

If you missed our last two Amazing Spider-Man #1 giveaways,  Midtown Comics is happy to offer one last chance to win free signed copies of our exclusive J. Scott Campbell Connecting Color Variant Cover. This contest will last from 06/03/14 – 06/10/14. 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 about the contest. Since this is your last chance, you can now gain more entries by referring your friends or signing up for our newsletter as well! Read on for more details below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

  1. In order to enter the contest, you must Like our Midtown Comics page on Facebook.
  2. You must also be following us on Twitter.
  3. To earn additional entries and increase your chances of winning, you can tweet, “I entered to win a free copy of Amazing Spider-Man #1 signed by Dan Slott from @MidtownComics! bit.ly/1mKMEB4 ”. You can then submit the URL of your tweet to Rafflecopter. Please note, that you can only tweet this once per day.
  4. You can also refer friends to gain additional entries.
  5. Signing up for our newsletter will also gain you an entry.
  6. You can follow us on Pinterest as well!

Thank you for entering, and good luck! The winners will be notified on 06/11/14.

X-Men Comics

By Raph Soohoo

Midtownians! Raph here, with some X-Men comic recommendations! With the release of Days of Future Past, we’ve decided to provide you with a primer to the multitude of current X-Books, so that you can jump on board and enjoy Marvel’s Merry Mutants!

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Action Comics #1

By Jacobus Dixon

People say to never judge a book by its cover. Well…in the world of comics, that saying tends to be thrown out the window entirely. Ideally, you buy a comic for the art as much as for the storytelling. However, since comics are a visual medium, the art tends to sometimes overshadow the writing in terms of appeal. As a result, it’s what draws crowds to the work in the first place if it’s a new series with a new creative team. And where’s the best place to showcase this art? Well, on the cover of course! The best covers are the ones that capture a purified form of what the story inside is about, and what ideas, events, and characters are featured. As time’s marched on, we’ve been treated to an amazing amount of incredible covers that have launched the franchises of several popular characters. These covers also helped defined popular culture and launched the careers of many artists and creators and made their niche in the pop world. I would like to take a look at some of these covers and figure out just what it is that makes them so famous (or infamous) in our minds’ eye.

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