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By Dimitrios Fragiskatos

With Valentine’s Day approaching this weekend, Midtown Comics thought it was the perfect time to put together a list of our favorite couples in comic books! You’ve seen them in movies, TV, and on the pages of your favorite books. Read on for the complete list of the Top 15 Couples in Comic Books!

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UK Residents ONLY: Midtown Comics of NYC will have a booth at London Super Comic Con at the Excel Centre, and we need some help!

What we need:

We need YOU to hand out promotional material, manage lines, and perform other helpful tasks at or near our booth at London Super Comic Con for about half of each day.

When and where:

March 14 and 15 at London Super Comic Con (Excel Centre, London).

What’s in it for you:

FREE full weekend badge to enjoy the convention during the hours you’re not working.  Also, you’ll receive a Midtown Comics online gift card in the amount of $10.00 per each hour that you work, valid at MidtownComics.com. Each volunteer will also receive one Midtown T-shirt, discounts at our booth, and 4 Midtown Exclusive variant covers.

What to do next:

If you’re interested, just drop us a line at ColleenCleary@MidtownComics.com with subject line “London” and we’ll reply with a brief application.

For more information on London Super Comic Con, visit LondonSuperComicConvention.com

For more information on Midtown Comics, visit MidtownComics.com

Thanks, and we hope to see you at the con!

Your friends at Midtown Comics in NYC

Midtown Comics recently had the chance to interview Keith Davidsen on his new Re-Animator series coming out via Dynamite Comics this April! Dynamite will present H.P Lovecraft’s notorious mad scientist, in a fear-fraught four-issue miniseries!  Take what you love best about the television shows “Breaking Bad” and “Walking Dead”, throw in Cthulhu tentacle terror and backwater Louisianan superstition, and you have the all-new horror comic hit of 2015! Read on for the entire interview below!

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This week we have the chat with Strumpet editor and the writer and artist of the Ignatz nominated The Black Feather Falls graphic novel Ellen Lindner!  We talk about what it takes to get make a yearly anthology book and the secrets of The Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company.

Sam gives us her thoughts on The Kingsman movie and we talk about the Daredevil teaser before we give our hot picks of the week!

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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This week Ted, Gavin, and Sam welcome the Image Comics published Rocket Girl team of Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare to talk about what they are up to and it turns into a chat about the best  places to eat brunch in NYC, movie trailers including The Fantastic Four trailer released this week, and other things.

Speaking of breakfast, Ted and Gavin had a chance to sit down and share breakfast with Kingsman: The Secret Service movie director Matthew Vaughn and discuss the pros and cons of working on a major studio film like X-Men First Class and independent films like Kick Ass and Kingsman: The Secret Service.  Listen after the interview to see how you can see Kingsman: The Secret Service early if you live near our stores!

We dive into the weeks best comics and have a quick phone call with artist Tait Howard who had a piece in the Amazing World of Gumball 2014 Special this week.

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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By Jaccobus Dixon 

Why did people bother with Superman? He was an old-fashioned, goody-two-shoes with the personality of sliced bread. Sure, George Reeves made him popular in The Adventures of Superman, but that was during 1950s America. This was 1978. Why should a major film studio like Warner Brothers waste their time with a children’s icon that was starting to become too square even for them? Well…he inspired hope during a period that wasn’t very hopeful (the Depression). And, let’s be honest, things weren’t looking too great in 1978 either. A ton of resources were wasted on a war that was both unnecessary and unpopular (Vietnam), the Watergate scandal shook the confidence people had in their politicians, the economy was dipping hard, and of course there was the possibility of a nuclear showdown with the USSR just to make things worse. If people ever needed a good escapist fantasy, this was a good time.

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