Easter

Break out those pastel colored capes and cowls, it’s time for Midtown Comics‘ annual Easter Sale! This year, we’ll be offering 20% OFF EVERYTHING at all three locations. Don’t wait around, because this deal is valid for one day only! Come visit our Times Square, Grand Central, or Downtown locations on Sunday, 04/05 to take advantage of this sale!

Who needs an Easter Egg hunt when you can instead track down some of your favorite comics, action figures, apparel, and more for 20% OFF? Silly rabbit, this sale is for EVERYONE!

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In the mood for some Spring reading? You’re in luck! Midtown Comics is offering a treat this week with a special sale for 40% OFF select current comics and recent back issues! That’s right! Head to our online store and receive 40% OFF today! Hurry, because this offer only lasts from 04/01/15 – 04/07/15!

After a week off we’re back!  We sit down with Chrononauts co-creator Sean Gordon Murphy and Jason Schachter of essentialsequential.com.  We talk about how the hot new book came to be and also chat about his work on Cafe Racer.  A little trivia -The news of a Chrononauts movie broke while we were recording this episode!

Ted tells about his trip to London for the London Super Comic Con and Andrew fills us in on the real story of the time he met George Lucas shopping at our Times Square store.

Music is Squirrel Girl is by Adam WarRock and can be found here!

If you have any suggestions for the show please let us know through our TwitterFacebook or email us at podcast@midtowncomics.com. Leave a question on our voicemail at 980-MIDTOWN and we’ll play it on the show!

To read the books that we talked about in this episode visit www.midtowncomics.com and have them delivered right to your door anywhere in the world.

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DC Comics has announced their newest theme variants for March – Movie Poster Variants! We’re guessing you’ve seen some of these by now, which feature covers inspired by classic movie posters such as North by Northwest, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Matrix, and more! You can view all of the variant covers below and find the entire release list here!

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Even with the arrival of Star Wars Episode VII nearly 9 months away, Marvel has not wasted any time reestablishing their toehold in the comic adaptation/expansion of the franchise that they helped pioneer 38 years ago. It is a marriage of mediums that almost didn’t happen, as the pitch for a comic was nearly rejected because movie adaptations were not seen as being profitable, but ultimately a deal was reached, and the rest is history. Film based comics were not new in he industry, but they were usually done as single issues of anthologies (Four Color, Movie Classics) that seemed to lean heavily on the Disney film catalogue. The success of Star Wars and the rise of spectacle driven genre films in the 1970s inspired attempts to replicate the movie/comic synergy, but very few properties seemed to have the legs to carry beyond short lived series, or mini-series and one-shots that would surface whenever a sequel was released. Here is a list of some of the unlikely attempts to bring the big screen to the printed page:

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The whole team gets together to celebrate and discuss Will Eisner week in this super double-sized episode.  We chat with Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming about the viewing of Will Eisner: Potrait of a Sequential Artist at Portland State University and talk about the upcoming Playstation network series Powers. Andrew sits down with Valiant team of Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Warren Simons about the history of Valiant and their upcoming projects.

We talk about the third Avengers 2 Age of Ultron movie trailer and get into our Top Picks of the week! Also! Listen to hear the secret phrase to get five entries to win a Jeff Lemire sketch OR a Matt Kindt sketch.  Details here!

If you have any suggestions for the show please let us know through our TwitterFacebook or email us at podcast@midtowncomics.com. Leave a question on our voicemail at 980-MIDTOWN and we’ll play it on the show!

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