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There’s a new trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man Homecoming, and Ted has now seen Doctor Strange! Also Gregg interviews Tom King about his latest Batman story arc “I am suicide” and their love of Batman the Animated Series.

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Back from Comic Con and ready to tackle all the hot topics, first up The Walking Dead premiere! Who lives, and who dies! Then we chat about the new trailers for Logan, Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2, and Star Wars: Rogue One. Plus we pay tribute to the gone too soon Steve Dillon, and as always, top picks!

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Presents

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… to be a comic book fan! Finding that perfect gift for someone you care about can be a difficult and tricky process, so we want to make the shopping experience is as easy for you as possible! If the person you’re shopping for loves comic books, well, this list is for you! We guarantee that they’ll adore at least one of the items below! And don’t forget about our Black Friday sales – it’s a great way to pick up some awesome stuff while saving some money! Also, if you can’t decide on a gift, don’t forget about our Midtown Comics Gift Cards!

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Midtown Comics recently had the chance to interview Dan Abnett (Guardians of the Galaxy, 2000 AD) about his recent work on the upcoming Battlestar Galactica: Death of Apollo series from Dynamite Comics. Check out the whole interview below!

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By Michael Kim  – @michaelny11731

Hello Midtowners, this is Michael from the back issues department for this blog entry on comic books and sports.  The Guardians of The Galaxy are the 2014 box office champions.  With no upcoming films to give the Guardians competition in their record gross earning, the Guardians will be sitting pretty for the rest of the year.  The GOTG were underdogs, B/C/D-listers in the Marvel library.  They’re known by comic book fans, but questioned by the casual ones.  They lacked the commercial appeal of The Avengers and other Marvel characters.  The Guardians weren’t (at the time) a household name, they weren’t iconic.  Producing a space adventure film made sense to keep the Infinity Gems and Thanos in the broad picture of the Marvel cinematic universe.  However, to use relative unknowns as their vehicle seemed risky.  Well, it seems the gamble by Marvel paid off.

The accomplishment of the film made me think of other success stories.  300 directed by Zack Snyder and based on the Frank Miller comic book series comes to mind: low budget, huge box office return.  But I digress.  This blog entry is about comic books and sports.  If the Guardians of The Galaxy film were a professional sports franchise, they would be the Super Bowl XVLIII Champion Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League.  Before Super Bowl XVLIII (48,) the last professional sports championship that the city of Seattle WA won was in 1979 by the Supersonics in the National Basketball Association (NBA.)  The franchise saw some success in the 90’s with head coach George Karl, point guard Gary Payton, and power forward Shawn Kemp.  The franchise came close to another championship, but lost to Michael Jordan and The Chicago Bulls.  In 2006, the team (along with eventual 2013-2014 Most Valuable Player of the Year Kevin Durant) was sold and moved to Oklahoma City OK, now named the Thunder.

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04 Aug, 2014

Midtown’s Guide to Guardians of the Galaxy

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By Raph Soohoo

Midtownies, Raph here, with another guide for you! Guardians of the Galaxy is out in theaters, and they have a relatively obscure history compared to the likes of Spider-Man and Iron Man, so here’s a primer on the hottest new Marvel franchise.

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