We welcome the writer of the New York Times best seller The Fifth Beatle Vivek Tiwary! We chat about what goes into making a book about Brian Epstein and the reception that it has gotten since it’s release two years ago. Vivek also tells us how he secured the rights to The Beatles music for the movie and being the first to do so since A Hard Days Night and so much more!

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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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Suicide Squad movie

Article by Gregg Katzman

Most comic book movies follow a hero – or anti-hero’s – struggle against a big bad. That isn’t the case in David Ayer’s upcoming DC movie, Suicide Squad. Instead of revolving around a good person’s struggle – or at least someone trying to be good – the movie will feature a group of dangerous villains who are now working for the U.S. government. It’s a story that’s full of twisted characters and the first trailer had quite a dark atmosphere – there’s no sunshine and flowers here, just bad people and even worse people. Given the violent characters and the bleak nature of the story, many fans were wondering if Suicide Squad would be the first movie in the evergrowing DC Extended Universe to earn an R rating. Well, it looks like that probably won’t be the case.

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Batman TMNT Kevin Eastman

Article by Gregg Katzman

Batman and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been incredibly popular for decades now. But Batman and the Ninja Turtles teaming-up? It seemed like a crossover that would be limited to a fan’s imagination. Now, DC and IDW Publishing have joined forces to make this dream come true. The Ninja Turtles – along with Shredder and the Foot Clan – find themselves in the concrete jungle that the Dark Knight has sworn to protect: Gotham City. What will it be like when these two sides meet? Which of Gotham’s heroes and villains will show up, and how will they play a role? Can the Ninja Turtles keep up with the Caped Crusader? The Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles limited series will go on sale December 9, and we were lucky enough to read the debut issue a little early. Thankfully, the issue lived up to the hype, and we want to tell you why it’s worth picking up! Don’t worry, this article is SPOILER-FREE!

You can pre-order Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 & 2 here: http://bit.ly/1MDK5R4 & http://bit.ly/1PEbQtD

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Midtown Comics has another exciting contest for you to enter! This time, we’re giving away a few goodies from the upcoming New Jersey Comic Expo 2015! Jim Lee will be doing a general signing for fans at 2 items signed per fan.  THEN there’s the VIP Meet and Greet with Jim where fans will be with him in a VERY limited Exclusive Group with the ability to have up till 10 comics signed AND a photo opportunity with  Jim.

Platinum Grand Prize – (1) Fan will be able to be in the VIP Meet and Greet.

Grand Prize – (2) Fans will be able to win a guaranteed a spot in the line for the General Signing.

Free Show Tickets – (5) Fans will get free weekend passes.

This contest will last from 11/06/15 – 11/13/15. 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! 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 tickets to @JerseyComicExpo 2015 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 11/13/15.

BF Online Instore

Midtown Comics helps you ring in the holiday spirit this Thanksgiving with some super special Black Friday sales both in-store and online! Gear up for some huge savings and don’t miss out on these exclusive sales on your favorite comics, back issues, graphic novels, apparel, and more! And if you’re looking for some great gift ideas, check out our holiday gift guide!

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SAVE ONLINE: Save up to 75% OFF EVERYTHING at MidtownComics.com  from Wednesday, November 25th, through Tuesday, December 1st. Some exclusive deals to point out include:

Disclaimer: Online sales don’t apply to new releases from the past 35 days. Sales are also not valid for gift cards, advance orders, and cannot be combined with our in-store rewards program.

SAVE IN-STORE: For our loyal Midtown Minions in merry Manhattan, take 25% OFF EVERYTHING in-store only, beginning at 8am at all Midtown Comics locations! This deal is not valid at our TRU boutique.

Once again, Midtown Comics is offering 25% OFF EVERYTHING in-store on Friday, November 27th! But you may want to hurry up, as this sale only lasts from 8am-12pm at all three locations! After 12PM, you can still save 20% OFF EVERYTHING in-store throughout the rest of the weekend, with our sales ending Sunday night!

Thanks, and we hope you have a great holiday weekend!

Friday, November 27th

25% OFF Everything 

All Locations: 8am-12pm

20% OFF Everything

Midtown Times Square: 12pm – 12am

Midtown Grand Central: 12pm – 9pm

Midtown Downtown: 12pm – 8pm

Saturday, November 28th

20% OFF Everything

Midtown Times Square: 8am – 12am

Midtown Grand Central: 11am – 9pm

Midtown Downtown: 11am – 9pm

Sunday, November 29th

20% OFF Everything

Midtown Times Square: 12pm – 8pm

Midtown Grand Central: 12pm – 7pm

Midtown Downtown: 12pm – 7pm