The gang is back and we got a lot to talk about!  Midtown Comics Downtown Store Manager Ted is joined once again by Sam and Andrew. Gavin is nowhere to be found, but we have a special caller to fill in for him. We also have a customer and friend of the store, Dan, to go head-to-head against Ted in X-Men trivia!

We talk about the incredible launch of the New York Comic Con ticket sales at our stores and how great it was to see a great turnout! Andrew tries to find how much a comic expert Ted is, by pitting him against Dan in a battle of comic knowledge about Grant Morrison’s New X-Men—a series that Dan just finished reading and Ted read five years ago!  Then we talk about our favorite comics for the week and what we’re looking forward to next week.  We even get a little conversation about Lost in there somehow!

If you have any questions for the gang, let us know by contacting us through Twitter, our Facebook page or through email at podcast@midtowncomics.com

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One is the most well known fictional detective of all time. The other is a mysterious escape artist with a background in magic. What do these two have in common? Find out in Dynamite’s new series Sherlock Holmes vs. Harry Houdini ,coming this October! In the meantime, Midtown Comics recently had the chance to interview writers Anthony Del Col and Conor McCreery (Kill Shakespeare) on this new collaboration for Dynamite Entertainment.

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By Jacobus Dixon

By 1940, National Comics was sitting pretty. And why shouldn’t they have been? Superman and Batman were the highest selling comic-magazine characters, and they were both National’s. Superman alone was a sales powerhouse that just kept on chugging (they did say he was more powerful than a locomotive). He was the highlight of Action Comics, he had his own magazine, he had a newspaper strip (not actually published by National, but hey…market recognition), and an upcoming radio show to boot. The only real competition to Superman was the growing popularity of Batman, but since he was a National character too, it really didn’t count as competition. Timely had a niche audience with Namor the Sub-Mariner and the Human Torch, but not enough sales to really threaten Superman. Yes, other companies thought to churn out doppelgangers to the Man of Tomorrow (Superman’s first nickname for you kids out there). But none of them really stuck, due in part to National’s quick litigation team and just simply unappealing character designs that left readers with a “meh” sensibility. That is…until Captain Marvel came around in February of 1940.

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04 Aug, 2014

Midtown’s Guide to Guardians of the Galaxy

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By Raph Soohoo

Midtownies, Raph here, with another guide for you! Guardians of the Galaxy is out in theaters, and they have a relatively obscure history compared to the likes of Spider-Man and Iron Man, so here’s a primer on the hottest new Marvel franchise.

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Midtown Comics has created another fun contest for you to enter! This time, we’re giving away all 21 DC Comics Bombshells Covers to one lucky winner! Complete your entire collection of these rare DC variants by entering our contest today! This contest will last from 08/04/14 – 08/19/14. 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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  1. In order to enter the contest, you must Like our Midtown Comics page on Facebook.
  2. You must also be following us on Twitter.
  3. To earn additional entries and increase your chances of winning, you can tweet, “I entered to win all 21 of the @DCComics #Bombshells Covers from @MidtownComics! bit.ly/1tOIvTI ”. You can then submit the URL of your tweet to Rafflecopter. Please note, that you can only tweet this once per day.
  4. You can also refer friends to gain additional entries.
  5. Signing up for our newsletter will also gain you an entry.
  6. You can follow us on Pinterest as well!

Thank you for entering, and good luck! The winner will be notified around 4pm on 08/19/14

 

If you haven’t heard the news by now, Dynamite Entertainment and DC Comics will be releasing a new  comic series in which Django, the revenge-seeking slave from the movie/comic Django Unchained, will meet Zorro, the Spaniard who marks his enemies with a “Z”. Better yet, the series will be written by legendary filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, and acclaimed writer Matt Wagner!

Django/Zorro will be released later this year, but in the meantime, Midtown Comics was able to get an exclusive interview with Matt Wagner to hear some more details about this wacky crossover!

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