Batman v Superman Captain America Civil War

By Gregg Katzman

Welcome to the very first edition of the Midtown Comics Clash! For our first question, we wanted to know which big 2016 comic book movie fans are more excited to see: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice or Captain America: Civil War?  While the two movies do have some obvious parallels (e.g. heroes fighting over ideologies; introduction of new heroes), these two movies look like they’ll also be very, very different. The Marvel Cinematic Universe and the DC Extended Universe are at totally different stages, and both are setting out to accomplish completely different things with these blockbuster movies. Obviously, Marvel Studios and Warner Bros./DC are going for very different tones with these two films and there’s sure to be plenty of other differences, but if you had to pick one of them, which one would it be? Before revealing the poll’s current status, we thought it would be fun to ask this question to the staff in our Times Square store. Spoiler alert: one movie receives way more love.

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Midtown Comics has another exciting contest for you to enter! This time, we’re giving away an All-New Hawkeye #1 blank variant signed by actor Jeremy Renner! Hawkeye himself!  This contest will last from 10/13/15 – 10/26/15. You can only enter the contest once, but you also 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 #Hawkeye #1 by @Renner4Real from @MidtownComics!”. 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!
  7. You MUST be able to pick up the tickets in person from Midtown Comics Times Square!

Thank you for entering, and good luck! The winner will be notified on 10/26/15.

Hugh Jackman Wolverine

Since 2000, actor Hugh Jackman has portrayed the immensely popular X-Man James “Logan” Howlett, a.k.a Wolverine. From 2000’s X-Men to 2014’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, Jackman’s managed to capture three qualities that are critical for Wolverine: heart, torment, and rage. You’ve seen him pop his claws and fall for Jean Grey, but there’s plenty of fun, behind-the-scenes facts about Jackman’s Wolverine! So, to celebrate his birthday, we’ll share five of them! If your favorite Jackman/Wolverine fact isn’t below, share it in the comments!

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Spider-Man Superman Spider-Gwen NYCC

Hey Mighty Midtowners! As you likely know by now, the enormous and oh-so-exciting New York Comic Con 2015 is almost here! From October 8th-11th, the Javits Center will be filled with a sea of fans – each one anxious to see what kind of things they can purchase and thoroughly excited to attend panels. Obviously, one mandatory stop is OUR booth! We’re located at #2036 and we’ll have 20% OFF all comics and graphic novels, and some VERY cool exclusives. Pretty awesome, right? Touring the floor is always good fun, but if you’ve ever been to NYCC before, you know it’s important to plan ahead! So, we here at Midtown Comics want to make sure you’re prepared for all that NYCC will have to offer! There’s of course PLENTY to check out, but we’ve found 10 panels that we think are very deserving of your time. After you’ve read our suggestions, chime in with your NYCC schedule in the comments – you just may motivate someone else to attend a panel!

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Midtown Comics has created a new contest for you to enter with the help of Fantastic Four! This time, we’re giving away Fantastic Four movie prize packs, which include Fantastic Four shirts, water bottles, mini posters, and pair of ROE passes ($40 value)! We have several available to give away to some lucky winners! Winners must be able to pick up their prizes in person at Midtown Comics Times Square by Wednesday, 08/13.

This contest will last from 07/31/15 – 08/10/15. You can gain 5 ADDITIONAL ENTRIES by Tweeting us a photo of your Fantastic Four gear, including apparel, comics, collectibles, and more! More info below, and good luck!!

Read on for more details below:

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  1. In order to enter the contest, you must visit Midtown Comics page on Facebook.
  2. You can gain additional entries by visiting Fantastic Four on Facebook and following them on Twitter!
  3. To earn additional entries and increase your chances of winning, you can follow us on Twitter and tweet, “I entered to win a #FantasticFour movie prize pack from Midtown Comics and @Marvel’s @FantasticFour!”. You can then submit the URL of your Tweet to Rafflecopter. Please note, that you can only tweet this once per day.
  4. To earn 5 ADDITIONAL ENTRIES! Tweet us a photo of your Fantastic Four gear! This can be apparel, comics, collectibles, and more! You can then submit the URL of your Tweet to Rafflecopter. Please note, that you can only tweet this once per day.
  5. You can also refer friends to gain additional entries.
  6. YOU MUST PICK UP YOUR PRIZE AT MIDTOWN COMICS TIMES SQUARE!

By Jon Haehnle

We saw Ant-Man this week and it was super fun! Coming after the more epic scale Guardians and Avengers movies, Marvel’s latest is a refreshingly down-to-earth comedy with heart and plenty of action — but mostly lots of laughs. While it’s technically a solo film compared to the team movies, Ant-Man is basically a superpowered heist flick, so you know he rolls with a team of quirky but lovable knucklehead offenders (primarily Michael Pena who steals the show more times you can count) — not to mention a huge army of several different types of ants, and a solid supporting cast.

On top of all this, Ant-Man has tons of organic ties to the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including a hilarious and surprisingly lengthy cameo from an Avenger which we won’t spoil, plus two great credits scenes — so make sure you stay til the very end!

The views expressed herein are solely those of the writer, and not Midtown Comics. Additionally, Midtown Comics makes no representations as to the accuracy of any of the information expressed herein.