25 Sep, 2011

New 52 Reviews: Week 2

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Midtown Blogcessories! Raph here, back with some thoughts on this week’s new 52. Here we GO!

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21 Sep, 2011

Fear Itself #6 with Matt Fraction

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MIDTOWN BLOGGA DAWGS! Raph here with a DOUBLE DOSE. This time, it’s time to show Marvel some love, and talk to my close, personal best friend (… don’t ask me to prove this) Matt Fraction about Fear Itself, what with issue 6 having come out last week! I also got an EXCLUSIVE ANNOUNCEMENT out of Matt, so without further ado…

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  • Win one 3 day pass to New York Comic Con
  • Sweepstakes is open to new AND existing Facebook fans
  • Winner chosen on Tuesday September 27th
  • Prize is for the NYCC ticket ONLY. You must provide your own travel to the convention.
  • Prize will be available for pick up from our Times Square store on September 27th.


The legal stuff:

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New York, NY, September 19, 2011- Midtown Comics in New York City will present writer Ron Marz signing his DC Comics New 52 book Voodoo #1 at Midtown Comics Downtown on Wednesday, September 28th from 6:00PM to 7:00PM.

Ron Marz  has been writing comics for two decades, after leaving a job in journalism when he found out that just making stuff up was a lot more fun. Marz started his career with a lengthy run on Silver Surfer for Marvel. Since then, he has worked for virtually every major publisher and compiled a long list of credits, including stints on Green Lantern for DC, Star Wars for Dark Horse, Witchblade for Top Cow, and as a staff writer for CrossGen Comics.

Voodoo #1: Who is Voodoo? Is she hero, villain – or both? Learn the truth about Priscilla Kitaen as she leaves a trail of violence across America. Discover the new DCU through her eyes, because the things she sees are not always what they seem…

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14 Sep, 2011

50 Word Reviews: DC 52 Part 1

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Midtown Bloggerinos! Raph here this week with a special all-new review format! We’re dropping the previous Twee-view format with the 140 character tweet like reviews and doing short and sweet 50 words reviews! Here they are, in alphabetical order:

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New York, NY, September 7, 2011- Midtown Comics in New York City is proud to present Craig Thompson signing his new book HABIBI at Midtown Comics Downtown on Tuesday, September 20th from 12:00PM to 2:00PM.

HABIBI will be available at all three Midtown Comics stores on September 20th. Purchase is required to attend signing.

Craig Thompson is best known for his 2003 graphic novel Blankets, for which he won several awards for including three Harvey Awards, two Eisner Awards, and two Ignatz Awards. His work also includes his 1999 graphic novel Good-bye, Chunky Rice and his 2004 graphic novel/travelogue Carnet de Voyage.

HABIBI is a deeply romantic story that explores and celebrates the beauty and cruelty, the complexity and depths of the Islamic world. Craig’s stunning artwork is matched by the haunting stories of his characters’ lives. Set in a mythical Middle East, at once contemporary and timeless, HABIBI is a parable about our relationship to the natural world, about the cultural divide between the First World and the Third World, and about the common heritage of Christianity and Islam. The magic of storytelling allows us to see the fragility embedded in cruelty, to understand how beauty can preserve us from destruction and how love can save us from loss of hope.

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MIDTOWN COMICS opened its first store in 1997, and is now the industry’s leading retailer of comic books, graphic novels, and manga, with its online store as well as three landmark NYC locations in Times Square, Grand Central and DowntownFollow us on Facebook, Twitter, and the Midtown blog! More information available online at:  http://www.midtowncomics.com