The Walking Dead comic

First and foremost, HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! We hope you mighty Midtowners have a fun and safe holiday this year! If you do dress up as a comic book character, tell us in the comments! Secondly, what better way is there to celebrate than reflecting on some of the scariest and creepiest comics around? So, we’ve thought about the countless scary comics that have been published over the years, and we have quite a few to recommend! Obviously, not every single horror/spooky comic will be on the list below, so if there’s one you really like that isn’t here, promote it in the comments! Also, don’t forget to stop by any of our three stores on Halloween for Comic Fest – there are free comics!

Read the rest of this entry »

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.

Read the rest of this entry »

10 Jan, 2012

The best Gateway Comics for new readers!

Posted by Raphael in: Blog|Featured | No Comments

Are you looking for great books to get you or your friends into comics? Here are some of our favorite “Gateway comics” that would be great for anyone not in the know. And they’re totally legal! These books also have collections available, so grab the first volume and spread the love!

Read the rest of this entry »

If you haven’t been reading DETECTIVE COMICS recently you NEED TO! Scott Snyder, Jock and Francesco Francavilla have been knocking these recent issues out of the park! DC’s The Source Blog takes a look at Scott Snyder and Jock’s collaboration process on DETECTIVE COMICS.

Read the rest of this entry »

Midtown Comics loves doing free giveaways for all of our fabulous fans!


Midtown Comics has teamed up with Dynamite Entertainment to bring one lucky twitter follower the chance to win a one of a kind hand drawn Turok #1 sketch cover by Jae Lee!



One lucky winner will win a one of a kind hand drawn Turok #1 sketch cover by Jae Lee as well as a set of limited edition Turok #1 variants by Jonathan Chase, Joe Bennett, Rob Liefeld, Jae Lee and Bart Sears!

Read the rest of this entry »