Guardians of the Galaxy Movie

 By Tom Hairston

Marvel Studios has certainly accomplished many feats that had been called impossible (or at least highly unlikely) in the short time since they started building the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It has only been a few years but people seem to have already forgotten what a huge achievement bringing several characters from separate movies together for a team up was. The mere fact that Thor and Iron Man are now household names is incredible to me. However, when it comes to Guardians of the Galaxy this is without a doubt their riskiest step yet, because although Iron Man may not have been a common name when his film was made, nobody outside of the comic book community has ever heard of Guardians of the Galaxy and it is so different from every film they’ve made so far that the average movie goer has no idea it’s even a Marvel film. Well, after seeing the movie I am happy to say that this was a gamble that paid off, big time.

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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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The Avengers

In celebration of 4th of July and the fireworks coming back to the East River, the South Street Seaport and Midtown Comics will be hosting a special screening of The Avengers on Saturday, July 5th!

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Join Midtown Comics at booth #210 as we help celebrate the first year of Special Edition: NYC! We’ll be featuring Midtown exclusive comics, 20% off all graphic novels, coupons for all our Midtown Comics NYC stores, and more!

Brought to you by ReedPop, the creators of New York Comic Con, Special Edition: NYC is a new comic book festival held annually in the birthplace of comics – New York City!

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Midtown Comics is open on Memorial day!
Monday, May 26th, we invite you to join us for our annual Memorial Day sale, and save 20% off everything, all day long, in-store only! All three of our NYC stores will be open! Browse our wide selection of comic books, action figures, collectibles, and more! Get in the holiday spirit and pick up some Captain America comics! Also, check out some of the most patriotic comic book covers below! Hope you have a happy Memorial Day!

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Store hours:
Times Square: 8:00AM to 12midnight
Grand Central: 11:00AM to 9:00PM
Downtown: 10:00AM to 8:00PM

*Disclaimer: All sales and special offers advertised herein are valid in-store only, Monday, May 26th only, and does not apply to convention tickets, gift cards, or advance orders, and cannot be combined with any other offer. NO COUPON REQUIRED. Not valid at our FAO location.

If you missed our Dan Slott signing of Amazing Spider-Man #1 on April 30th, Midtown Comics is happy to offer some free signed copies of our exclusive J. Scott Campbell Connecting Color Variant Cover. We’ve created a fun contest for you to enter for this amazing prize, which will last from 05/07/14 – 05/13/14. 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 about the contest. Read on for more details below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

  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 free copy of Amazing Spider-Man #1 signed by Dan Slott from @MidtownComics! http://bit.ly/1ijlzkJ”. 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 follow us on Pinterest.

Thank you for entering, and good luck! The winners will be announced on 05/14/14.