Free Comic Book Day 2016 is quickly approaching, and Midtown Comics is excited to announce this year’s exclusive variant covers ! Check them out below, and remember, they’re completely FREE on Saturday, May 7th! Times Square and Grand Central open at 8am, and Downtown will open at 11am.

FCBD Civil War II #1

“Before hero stands against hero, Brian Michael Bendis and Jim Cheung bring you a snapshot of the conflict that will split the Marvel Universe in two! But that’s not all! Beware the sting of the All-New Wasp! FCBD CIVIL WAR II #1 will also feature a special second story from All-New, All-Different Avengers writer Mark Waid and legendary artist Alan Davis. Be there as this mysterious new character makes their big debut! Are they friend or foe? How will their coming impact on the lives of the All-New, All-Different Avengers? The answers may surprise you, True Believer!”

FCBD Captain America #1

“Steve Rogers is returning to comics this May, and you can get your first taste on FREE COMIC BOOK DAY. Today, Marvel is pleased to unveil FCBD CAPTAIN AMERICA #1, featuring the reinvigorated Steve Rogers as Captain America! Nick Spencer and Jesus Saiz bring you one of Steve’s first adventures since his dramatic return in the pages of AVENGERS: STANDOFF and get you caught up just in time for the release of Captain America: Steve Rogers #1, coming to comic later that month!

But that’s not all! FCBD CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 will also feature a second all-new story and a special prelude to DEAD NO MORE, giving fans their first look at the blockbuster storyline coming later this year. If you got a chance to bring back someone who died, would you? And how will CLASSIFIED deal when ones they thought long dead once again walk the earth? Find out on FREE COMIC BOOK DAY”

FCBD Suicide Squad #1

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“In anticipation of the August 5 big screen debut of Suicide Squad writer Adam Glass and artist Marco Rudy introduce you to the villains that take on the dirtiest jobs in the DC universe with a special edition issue of Suicide Squad #1, the first chapter of the iconic graphic novel SUICIDE SQUAD VOL. 1: KICKED IN THE TEETH.

Then it’s time to “Get Your Cape On” with a sneak peek of the highly anticipated original graphic novel DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: FINALS CRISIS, courtesy of Shea Fontana and Yancey Labat. Retailers worldwide will be providing both of these comics to fans on Free Comic Book Day, Saturday, May 7.”

FCBD Super Hero Girls #1

Superhero Girls

“Class is in session! Welcome to DC Super Hero High! DC Super Hero Girls is an exciting new universe of superhero storytelling that builds character and confidence and empowers girls to discover their true potential. This special FCBD issue features two exciting, action-packed stories from the upcoming original graphic novel DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: FINAL CRISIS that readers of all ages will enjoy.

It’s the day before finals and the student body is hard at work…and nothing is going right! Wonder Woman spars with Cheetah in gym class as Batgirl and Supergirl watch from the sidelines. In the next class, the girls sit next to an empty seat. Where could Supergirl be? Don’t miss this chance to meet the students as they find out that fun, friendship and hard work are all part of growing up!”

This week on the Midtown Comics Podcast: The return of a co-host! The return of the DC Universe (maybe)! The return of Deadpool chat! The return of top picks AND another giveaway (with a chance for you to win a $20 gift card)!

With all this returning, there’s a way you can give back too by helping out Deadpool artist Reilly Brown who just lost his house in a fire by going here: http://www.reillybrownart.com/reillybrown/

To read the comic books that we talked about in this episode, go ahead and visit our website,www.midtowncomics.com, and have them delivered right to your door, anywhere in the world!

If you have any suggestions for the show please let us know through Twitter, Facebook, or email us at podcast@midtowncomics.com. Leave a question on our voicemail at 980-MIDTOWN and we’ll play it on the show!

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This week! Ted and Gavin try something new, as well as chat about the DC Comics Rebirth rumors swirling around, the new HannaBarbera line from DC, as well as TV chat that includes Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, The Flash, Agent Carter, and FX’s new show Legion. Plus a new $20 gift card give-a-way, and as always TOP PICKS!

To read the comic books that we talked about in this episode, go ahead and visit our website,www.midtowncomics.com, and have them delivered right to your door, anywhere in the world!

If you have any suggestions for the show please let us know through Twitter, Facebook, or email us at podcast@midtowncomics.com. Leave a question on our voicemail at 980-MIDTOWN and we’ll play it on the show!

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Batman v Superman

The wait to see director Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman is almost over, and now Warner Bros. and DC are asking us fans one big question: Who will win? Will Batman’s brilliant mind and technology make Superman learn what it means to be a man? Or will Superman’s sheer might stop the Dark Knight from humbling him? Or maybe Wonder Woman will knock some sense into both of them?! We won’t find out until the blockbuster DC movie opens on March 25th, but for now, we want to have some fun picking a side! This time, we’re going to support Big Blue! Kal-El/Clark Kent, a.k.a. Superman, totally has what it takes to take the Dark Knight down a peg, and we have four quick and simple reasons why. Don’t worry, we’ll eventually share a counter-point article that roots for Batman, too!

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Frank Miller

 

This isn’t a mudhole. This is an article praising Frank Miller’s work! Today, the writer and artist turns 59 years-old, so to celebrate, we’re going to point you in the direction of some of his unforgettable and critically-acclaimed comics. From the Batman story everyone knows to his work with Marvel’s Wolverine, below are several of Miller’s iconic comics. If you’ve missed out on any of them, now is the time to fix that mistake! He’s become such a big name in the industry for a reason, after all!

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Batman Bad Blood

Article by Gregg Katzman

Despite being a master of stealth, Batman’s no stranger to the spotlight. The Dark Knight has been the focus of several animated features (like the recent Batman vs. Robin and Son of Robin) and understandably so – he is the most popular hero, after all. However, in the latest Batman animated movie, the Caped Crusader steps aside so the rest of the Bat family can receive some extra attention. In Batman: Bad Blood, the iconic hero vanishes after an explosive clash with the imposing villain the Heretic. Yup, this story draws inspiration from Grant Morrison’s work. With Gotham’s protector absent, Nightwing, Robin, Batwoman, Batwing, and Alfred must step up to save the city – and possibly the world – from the latest threat that has emerged from the shadows.

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