This week on The Midtown Comics Podcast, Sam and Gavin discuss Stan Lee’s legacy after a new Vulture article decided to dig deeper into it. Also, they discuss the Long Beach Comic Con, the casting of Danny Rand/Iron Fist, and they extend the giveaway another week (so get those entries in!)

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Funko

Article by Jarrett Kruse

 

Unless you have been living under a rock the last few years, you know that FUNKO’s little POP! Vinyls line is a very big deal. While vinyl figures were not always for everyone, FUNKO has changed the landscape of collectibles and has produced a POP! that gets the thumbs up from even the most hardcore action figure junkie. MIDTOWN COMICS & ACTION FIGURE JUNKIES were able to catch up with Sean Wilkinson, the very busy Creative Director at FUNKO, as he gears up for Toy Fair ’16 in two weeks at the Jacob Javitts Center in New York City.

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King Kirby podcast

 

The Midtown Comics Podcast is excited to bring its listeners a special gift just in time for Christmas! Introducing the first full-length audio recording of King Kirby by Fred Van Lente and Crystal Skillman!

This special recording features the original cast: Steven Rattazzi as Kirby (best known to comics fans as the voice of Dr. Orpheus from Cartoon Network’s The Venture Bros), is joined by a wonderful ensemble: Amy Lee Pearsall as Roz, Joseph Mathers as Joe Simon, Nat Cassidy as Stan Lee, and Timothy McCown Reynolds as the bosses in Kirby’s life.

King Kirby is a play by the husband-and-wife team of New York Times bestselling comics writer Fred Van Lente and NYIT award-winning playwright Crystal Skillman about the life and times of Jack Kirby, the great comic book artist who created or co-created some of your favorite heroes on the page and screen, including Captain America, the Avengers, Thor, Fantastic Four, the X-Men, Iron Man, Young Romance, the New Gods, Darkseid, The Demon… the list goes on and on.

From the Jewish ghetto of New York’s Lower East Side, to the battlefields of France, to the Senate hearings of 1950s, this is a hysterical and heartbreaking story about a man who pours his quintessentially Twentieth Century life into his comics, only to make the fateful mistake that sends him into obscurity while his creations become known to every person on Earth.

A real-life “Adventures of Kavalier & Klay”, King Kirby asks what happens when an artist doesn’t own his own legacy? Can he ever get it back?

For the first time ever, you can listen to King Kirby in its entirety exclusively on the Midtown Comics Podcast. This special episode will be released Wednesday, December 24th, just in time for Christmas! Consider it a free gift from Fred, Crystal, and your friends at Midtown Comics! In the meantime, you can listen to the previous episodes of the Midtown Comics Podcast here!

Fred Van Lente is the Harvey Award-nominated, New York Times-bestselling comics Incredible Hercules, Marvel Zombies, and Cowboys & Aliens, the basis for the feature film, as well as the American Library Association- and Xeric Award-winning Action Philosophers.

Crystal Skillman  is the award-winning author of Wild (IRT Theater/SanguineTheatre in NYC; Kid Brooklyn Productions in Chicago); Geek (Vampire Cowboys/Incubator Arts, NYT and TONY Critics Pick); Cut (The Management, New York Times Critic’s Pick); The Vigil or The Guided Cradle (ITG/The Brick Theater, NYIT Award Outstanding Play), Drunk Art Love (First Breath Reading Series, finalist for Harold Clurman Residency), and Another Kind of Love.

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Hey, True Believers.

X-Men: Days of Future Past may be the movie that made $111 Mil this Memorial Day weekend, but once upon a time it was known as issues #141 and #142 of The Uncanny X-Men. In honor of this legendary title’s silver screen debut, Crowdtap and Midtown Comics are partnering to offer you the chance to win Stan Lee and Chris Claremont signed copies of these comics.

Follow these instructions to enter and win the contest:

1) Go to Crowdtap’s contest page.

2) Click the ‘Get Started’ button, and if you are not already a member, register for the site.

3) Correctly answer each trivia question.

4) Complete the X-Men themed “Photo Challenge” with a creative, original submission.

And that’s it! There are also runner-up prizes available in the form of movie t-shirts and more.

Good luck!

29 May, 2012

5 Avengers Stories for New Readers

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With Avengers absolutely DOMINATING the box office, we thought it’d be good to give you guys a list of Avengers stories you can get into, or get a friend into. As great as the movie was, there are plenty of great stories from the Avengers’ rich history!

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Midtown Bloggerinos! Raph here, with a review of the new book from Brian Cronin: Why Does Batman Carry Shark Repellent?

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