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By Jacobus Dixon

Throughout mythology you have these basic archetypes that define a culture’s heroes. Whether it’s with incredible strength, quick wits, or nimble swiftness, these characters use these talents to maintain an idealized status quo. However, there’s another class of hero whose habits dangerously border on being something not so much admired and awed…but feared. The Spectre is one of those heroes.

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Midtown Comics is now happy to work with Comics and Cosplay for a new weekly video series featuring cosplay tips, comic reviews, and more! Ian’s first video counts down the “Top  10 New Comic Books of 2014″! Check it out below!

#10) Ghost Rider

#9) Magneto

#8) Cyclops

#7) Amazing Spider-Man

#6) Sinestro

#5) Moon Knight

#4) Genius

#3) Inhuman

#2) Punisher

#1) Batman Eternal

The views expressed herein are solely those of the writer, and not Midtown Comics.  Additionally, Midtown Comics makes no representations as to the accuracy of any of the information expressed herein.

Midtown Comics has created another fun contest for you to enter! This time, we’re giving away our exclusive Death of Wolverine #1 variant signed by Charles Soule to one lucky winner! Win issue #1 of this epic story line today! This contest will last from 09/15/14 – 09/22/14. 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 daily 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:

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Thank you for entering, and good luck! The winner will be notified around 1pm on 09/22/14


Ted, Andrew, Dimitrios, Sam and Gavin – the whole team are together again for the Midtown Comics Podcast! ! They are joined by writer of the Image Comics book Nightworld – Adam McGovern. We talk about his writing career and all the connections to Jack Kirby that we can think of. Our conversation reveals that Gavin and Andrew may have met, prior to their meeting on this podcast. Meet Sam at her upcoming appearance at SPX this weekend! We riff into our top picks of the week and answer some listener questions.  What do we think of gimmick covers?

If you have any questions or suggestions for the show please let us know on Twitter, Facebook or through our email  podcast@midtowncomics.com

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By Jacobus Dixon

Why do they call it the Golden Age of comics? There were only three real big shot characters that anyone cared about. You got Superman, Captain Marvel, and Batman — what more was there? Well…actually there were quite a number of them. True, they may not have been as successful as Superman, but they were definitely hits. And like Superman and Batman, they belonged to Harry Donenfeld. Ol’ Donny had his hands in exactly three comic book publishers; Detective Comics Inc., National Allied Publications, and All-American Publications. He’d eventually combine the three into National Periodical Publications by the mid-40s, but for now they were separate companies run by separate guys (but all bankrolled by Donenfeld). While Superman headlined National Allied Publications, and Batman did the same for Detective Comics Inc., All-American would pitch its own superhero heavy hitters, and give Donenfeld a tight fist on the superhero genre.

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