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 Michael Kim

Hello Midtowners.  This is Michael from the back issues department in Long Island City, and I’m here to talk about protecting your collection and how Midtown Comics can help you.  First and foremost, let me remind you that we have a wide selection of supplies for your collectibles in-store and online.  From comic books, magazines, action figures, and cards, we’re here to help!

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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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We all know it’s coming, Wolverine is finally going to meet his end in the Death of Wolverine series coming this September! Join Midtown Comics and Charles Soule for a signing of Death of Wolverine #1 at our Midtown Comics Downtown location on Wednesday, 09/03!

Death of Wolverine #1
Writer: Charles Soule • Artist: Steve McNiven

IT’S THE BEGINNING OF THE END – 3 MONTHS TO DIE ENDS HERE!
• The beginning of the end is now here … THE DEATH OF WOLVERINE!
• THREE MONTHS TO DIE, the loss of Wolverine’s healing factor–all led to this, the single most important X-Men event of the decade.
• Logan has spent over a century being the best there is at what he does…but even the best fade away eventually.
• Over the years, Logan has been a warrior, a hero, a renegade, a samurai, a teacher-and so much more. But now, the greatest X-Men hero will play a role he’s never played before in this special weekly event brought to you by industry superstars Charles Soule and Steve McNiven.
Rated T+

SRP: $4.99

Purchase of Death of Wolverine #1 is required.

Limit of 2 signatures per person.