Midtown Comics has created another fun contest for you to enter! This time, we’re giving away free copies of Life With Archie #36 signed by Paul Kupperberg! This book is sold out at almost every comic book retailer in the world, including Midtown Comics! However, a few lucky winners will receive a Fiona Staples variant cover, which Paul was happy to sign for us. This contest will last from 07/31/14 – 08/08/14. 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 a signed Life With #Archie #36 by @PaulKupperberg from @MidtownComics!bit.ly/1oeTX2M ”. 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 winners will be notified around 10am on 08/08/14

Archie Comic Book

By Dan Gladston

Archie Andrews was created in 1941 by Vic Bloom and Bob Montana and is a fictional character appearing in the comic book series Archie Comics.  This iconic character was also the star of the long-running Archie Andrews radio series, The Archie Show, and Archie’s Weird Mysteries.  The true origin of Archie Comics lies within Montana’s sketchbook, which was an illustrated diary of life in Haverhill, Montana’s hometown.

In the story, Archie’s friends, Jughead Jones and Moose Mason, were based off of Montana’s high school peers, Skinny Linehan and Arnold Daggett.  Miss Grundy was inspired by Montana’s school librarian, Elizabeth Tuck.  In addition, Montana’s school principal, Earl McLeod, became the model for Mr. Weatherbee.

Archie is a typical suburban teenager who is generous, proper, clumsy, and well-liked by most of his friends.  Throughout his long journey, Archie has always had his two main crushes by his side, Betty Cooper and Veronica Lodge.  Together, they have formed the famous love triangle that has shaped the comic’s plot-lines and provided readers with many laughs.  Today, it seems that Archie Andrews has come to an end in the new issue, Life With Archie #36.

In this new issue, Archie makes the ultimate sacrifice to save a friend, and the unimaginable occurs.  Archie Andrews dies!  Do not miss the incredible finale of America’s most beloved character.  This double-sized issue combines all the material from Life with Archie comic issues #36 and #37.

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By Daniel Toy - @dw_toy (twitter) - danieltoy.com (website)

Issue #1 of Outcast — the newest comic by Walking Dead superstar writer Robert Kirkman — hit shelves this week, and if it’s anything like his zombie epic, we’re in for one hell of a ride.

Kirkman, in addition to being a writer, is one of five partners at Image Comics, one of the leading indie comic publishers in the industry. Despite being the only partner who’s not a co-founder, it hasn’t stopped him from becoming something of a poster child for the company—his flagship comic series is on its whopping 129th issue and has spawned one of the highest rated cable TV dramas. It’s kind of tough to top that.

But Image has been changing the comics industry long before Walking Dead was ever a thing.

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Saga Comics

By Jess Goodwin – @thejessgoodwin

Issue #19 of Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona StaplesSaga is out today, and after leaving Alana, Marko, and (now toddler) Hazel as outlaws once again in Issue #18, we can’t help but wonder — how long before TV and movie studios come sniffing around to do a live-action adaptation of the comics?

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2014 Eisner Nominations

The 2014 Eisner Nominations were announced yesterday afternoon and we were pleased to see several of our favorites included in the list. Some of the top players in the industry, including Matt Fraction, Fiona Staples, and Jonathan Hickman were featured in multiple categories this year.

In fact, almost all of these titles can be found in-store or online at MidtownComics.com. We carry a number of signed copies, limited edition variants, store-exclusive variants, and much more! Read on for the full list below:

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04 Dec, 2012

Amazing Sci-Fi Comics, 2012 Edition!

Posted by Raphael in: Reviews | 1 Comment

Midtown Bloggerinos! Raph here, with a new installment of one of my favorite posts from last year! I love science fiction, it’s one of the major backbones of comics, and has helped unleashed the imagination of countless millions. Without people writing stories about faraway places or future technology, how could we have inspired inventors who create smart phones, tablets and neurokinetic 3-D holoprojective televisions? … Okay so the last one is made up, but imagine how cool it’d be?!?

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