Mighty Midtown fans are in for a treat this week with all stores offering 20% OFF all statues and busts! That’s right! Head to any of our three main Midtown Comics locations and receive 20% OFF any statue or bust, including fan-favorites like The Walking Dead, Green Lanterns, Harley Quinns, and more! Hurry, because this offer only lasts from 02/26/15 – 03/04/15! Store info below!

Statues

 Midtown Comics Times Square

ADDRESS
200 W. 40th Street (corner of 7th Ave) · New York, NY 10018
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HOURS
Monday – Saturday: 8:00 AM – 12 midnight!
Sunday: 12noon – 8:00 PM

Midtown Comics Grand Central

ADDRESS
459 Lexington Avenue (corner of 45th St.) · New York, NY 10017
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HOURS
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 Noon – 7:00 PM

Midtown Comics Downtown

ADDRESS
64 Fulton Street (corner of Gold St.) · New York, NY 10038
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HOURS:
Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 Noon – 7:00 PM

This offer is valid in-store only and does not apply with Midtown Comics boutiques at Toys R Us and FAO. 

By Jacobus Dixon

By the early 1980s, Hollywood was beginning to notice more and more how summer blockbusters and franchise films kept their wallets full. Movies like Jaws, Star Wars, Rocky, and Superman just raked in the dough, so naturally there were sequels planned to recapture the magic. This was especially good for the Superman franchise because director Richard Donner had opted to shoot the original and the sequel back-to-back (good thing the first movie was a hit, or that just would have been awkward). Apparently people liked the idea of seeing a superhero as an actual action/adventure character and not just campy comedy. Christopher Reeve gave a Superman performance that was so three-dimensional and human, it made us remember why we fell in love with the character in the first place (and also why so many still think of him as their favorite Superman).  By the time Superman: The Movie was released in 1978, about 75% of Superman II was shot and completed. With Donner behind the camera, and Reeve in the tights it wouldn’t be long before we got our amazing sequel starring the Man of Steel.

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By Jacobus Dixon

Superheroes are fun and exciting, but with the war going on they kind of got transformed into pro-patriotic war bonds salesman and cheerleaders for the war effort. And when they did fight criminals, let’s be honest here, they were fighting cartoon caricatures that were so incompetent it was a wonder if they were able to tie their own shoelaces. Even by 1940’s standards, people recognized how ridiculous superheroes could be (except children, and by children I mean mostly boys because that’s who these things were aimed at). Despite their ridiculous nature, superheroes were still popular and well liked, but that didn’t mean people weren’t averse to other reading options.

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Love is in the air!  We play some Valentine’s Day games, including the sure-to-be future hit game Ship It or Sink It, and a warped version of the Dating Game.  We also go over our list of top 15 comic book couples from our blog post, give you our top picks of the week, and answer listener questions!

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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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

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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