23 Oct, 2015

Bob Kane: 5 Fun Facts

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Bob Kane Batman DC

There’s just no denying that Bruce Wayne, a.k.a. Batman, has become one of the world’s most popular heroes. Well, October 24th is the birthday of the iconic hero’s co-creator, Bob Kane!  The comic book artist – who would have turned 100 years-old this year – recently received a star on Hollywood’s walk of fame, and to further celebrate his birthday, we’re going to discuss five fun facts about the creator’s career!

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Batman Comics

He is vengeance! He is the night! He is… well, you know who he is! This Saturday (Sept 26th) is Batman day, so you can bet that means Midtown Comics is going to celebrate the Dark Knight in a big way! Not only do we have dozens and dozens of awesome collectibles, graphic novels, and back issues for you to check out in our three stores, but we’re also giving away a free Batman comic to every customer – while supplies last, of course! Look for a FREE copy of Batman Endgame Special Edition #1, on Batman day, simply by asking at the counter at any Midtown Comics location, or by ordering it online! Stop by any of our three locations (Times Square, Grand Central, Downtown) this Saturday to pick it up! Here’s the official solicitation for the FREE comic:

“BATMAN: ENDGAME SPECIAL EDITION #1 is a 40-page comic that reprints the lead story from BATMAN #35, written by Scott Snyder, with art and cover by Greg Capullo and Danny Miki! In addition, this special issue features a brand-new eight page story that leads into BATMAN & ROBIN ETERNAL, the new weekly series set to begin in October!  This story is by Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV, with a script by Tynion and art by Tony S. Daniel”

Batman Day Comic

If you haven’t jumped into Batman’s New 52 run yet, this is the perfect time to give it a shot, and it won’t even cost you a penny! Doesn’t get much better than that, does it? Writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo’s Batman series has consistently topped the charts and it has received month after month of overwhelmingly positive reviews. From the thrilling opening arc which introduced the Court of Owls, to the twisted stories with Joker, this is a series you need to check out. For those who have already read BATMAN #35, how could you possibly resist the BATMAN & ROBIN ETERNAL preview? Having Tony S. Daniel’s art alone should sell you on it! Seriously, you won’t want to miss it.

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By Michael Kim

Would you consider framing your comic book…..FOR MURDER?!?!?!?!?!?!

Hello Midtowners, this is Michael from the back issues department for another blog entry on protecting your collection.  On the last entry we talked about how bag and boards could protect your book as well as damage it by causing spine roll.  However, using larger bag and boards could prevent this.  Replacing your bag and boards is a case-by-case situation — both could go through wear and tear depending on how much you read the book.  Look for signs of acid burn, tears, wrinkles, etc.  Focusing on the key or money books might be a good start. If possible, keep your collection in a cool (temperature) room.  “Chemistry is the study of transformation”  thank you Walter White/Heisnberg!  Inside that bag and boarded comic book is a series of chemical reactions.  At high temperatures and humidity, chemical reactions accelerate, which affects the book, board, and bag.

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03 Jul, 2014

Midtown Memories

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By Raph Soohoo

Bloggerinos! Raph here, back from a long absence. The reason for this absence is a sad one: I’m no longer a member of the Midtown Comics Times Square staff. I’ve spent the last six years at Midtown Comics Times Square, two of them as the floor manager, and I’ve made a lot of friends and had a lot of terrific memories. Here are just a few memories I’d like to share with you.

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