By Jacobus Dixon

By the early 1940s, American readers were enjoying the exploits of their favorite funny book characters, while Europeans and Asians were a bit preoccupied with staying alive while World War II blasted all around them. That didn’t mean Americans weren’t aware of what was happening. Adolf Hitler, Emperor Hirohito, and Benito Mussolini worked very hard to earn their way onto many American’s most hated lists. Of the three, Hitler really made the strongest impression with his hate-driven tirades and the lethal German war machine that could make his Nazi dreams a reality. So naturally, most American politicians, military personnel, and civilians considered him the greatest threat (even though the Japanese proved time and again that they too were deadly with their military). Hitler and his Nazi party were staunch believers in Aryan superiority and that all lesser races needed to be removed from the world. And while the U.S. was known for being pretty racist itself, this terminology was a little extreme (even for American standards, which is pretty bad). The ones who got sore the most were the Americans of Jewish descent (many of whom came from families that had just emigrated from Europe or had come from there themselves). In particular were a couple of Jewish-American artists named Hymie Simon and Jacob Kurtzberg (or as they’re better known as: Joe Simon and Jack Kirby).  And they were just itching to let Hitler know what they and many other Americans thought of him. Read the rest of this entry »

We hope everyone’s gearing up for this year’s New York Comic Con 2014! We have a number of fun exclusives, discounts, giveaways, and contests this year, with yet another way to win prizes in our first ever NYCC Cosplay Bingo!

With help from Comics and Cosplay, we present our new NYCC Cosplay Scavenger Hunt/Bingo contest! Learn how to enter below!

Contest Rules:

1. You have to follow both Midtown Comics (@MidtownComics) and Comics and Cosplay (@ComixNCosplay) on Twitter.
2. You have to take a picture with each cosplayer you find at the convention.
3. Tweet the picture to both @MidtownComics and @ComicxNCosplay .
4. Include the hashtag #CosBingo so we know its a contest entry.
5. We will announce the winners on twitter!
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Cosplay Characters to find at the Con:
1. Ms Marvel
2. Batgirl
3. Dick Grayson
4. Angela
5. Silk
6. Gwen Stacy
7. Thor (Female)
8. Iron Man (Blue Suit)
9. Moon Knight
10. Captain America (Sam Wilson)

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Happy Fourth of July from Midtown Comics!

What’s a better way to show off your patriotic side than with some great comic books this summer? Stop into any of our three Manhattan locations and receive up to 20% OFF everything in-store from 11:00am – 6:00pm!

You heard that right, 20% off EVERYTHING all day long! Come celebrate the holiday with your friends at Midtown Comics!

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If you haven’t picked up a copy of the new Captain America Volume 7 #22, why not on the most patriotic day of the year? This is it folks! The final chapter of the story that began in Dimension Z! A face from the past hunts Steve. Can even The Avengers keep him safe? Find out for yourself!

Speaking of those guys, The Avengers Volume 5 #30 was also released this week, and is available at all three locations. This tie-in to Original Sin showcases the true American team in action! Why not stop in and pick it up for 20% OFF?

This sale isn’t just limited to comics! Stop in and receive 20% OFF EVERYTHING all day long! We hope to see you there!

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Our very own Ted Alexander (manager at Midtown Comics Downtown) recently spoke with Word and Film about Comic Book Movies and Their Source Material. You can find the full story here. Read below the jump for a few of our favorite quotes:

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Midtown Comics is open on Memorial day!
Monday, May 26th, we invite you to join us for our annual Memorial Day sale, and save 20% off everything, all day long, in-store only! All three of our NYC stores will be open! Browse our wide selection of comic books, action figures, collectibles, and more! Get in the holiday spirit and pick up some Captain America comics! Also, check out some of the most patriotic comic book covers below! Hope you have a happy Memorial Day!

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Store hours:
Times Square: 8:00AM to 12midnight
Grand Central: 11:00AM to 9:00PM
Downtown: 10:00AM to 8:00PM

*Disclaimer: All sales and special offers advertised herein are valid in-store only, Monday, May 26th only, and does not apply to convention tickets, gift cards, or advance orders, and cannot be combined with any other offer. NO COUPON REQUIRED. Not valid at our FAO location.

By Tom Hairston

Before we begin I just have to say that I’m going to have a little trouble reviewing this film, because I don’t know if it’s physically possible to talk about a movie while jumping up and down with joy. I am of course here to talk about the much anticipated Marvel film, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and normally when I review a film I like to keep people guessing as to my opinion, I like to jump between pros and cons, but with this film I have to come out and just flat out say that not only does this movie succeed as a thriller, an action film, and as a pure joy ride, but it succeeds at all of those things better than I thought it possibly could. I’ve been weighing all the parts of this film and I honestly can’t find much in here that didn’t have me grinning and applauding for hours.

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