21 Feb, 2019

If You Like This…. Also Try This!

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So you read comics, and you want to branch out and read novels. Where do you start? Right here! I’ve got the comic to novel comparisons to get your literary journey started!

Reading is reading, right? If I enjoy it, I should be willing to indulge in all its forms. But I don’t. In fact, I know I’m not alone as the only finicky reader out there. I like what I like after all! I tend to stick with certain types of characters, especially ones that remind me of myself; lighthearted, intelligent, sarcastic adventurers.  Most of the time, the only prerequisite for me liking a character is just if they resonate with me.

I also tend to read within a genre. Fantasy and Sci-fi stories engage me the most, even though I’m not opposed to a good mystery or biography every once in awhile.

The trouble is, once you’re entrenched in a reading genre or community, it becomes difficult to gauge what books, in unfamiliar genres, would resonate with you.

I’ve always been a novel reader. But since I’ve picked up the habit of reading comic books, it’s been a trial and error experience discovering what I actually like/don’t like. Months of invested time and research- and what do I have to show for it?

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You want to come down to Midtown Comics Downtown for one of our star signings, but you don’t know where to start? Well then, have I got all the answers for the questions you were pondering on! (And the ones you didn’t even think to ask!)

NYCC18 Midtown Comics Signing

Fans excitedly waiting for the NYCC signings to begin!

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Greetings Midtowners! Welcome to our first Midtown Comics signings blog-post!

NYCC NOW 18 Image Signing

Don’t Know About Midtown’s Signings? GASP!?

Maybe you’ve been to a signing before at a convention, maybe you haven’t! Well Midtown Comics brings the convention to YOU, right in the heart of Manhattan! This saves you the money, time and effort of having to haul all your comics over to a pricey convention for access to the signatures you desire.

PLUS you get to hang out in Midtown Comics Downtown, the coolest comic capital of NYC (and keep us company! I promise, we are as excited to have you there are you are to be there!).

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As NYCC comes to it’s close, we want to remind you of all the laughter and fun we had at the Midtown Comics booth this year! If you were there, you know how amazing New York Comic Con 2018 was! If you weren’t, live vicariously through us!

Midtown Comics celebrated this comic conclave with BIG name artists like Mark Bagley, Joe Jusko and Francesco Mattina signing at our booth and the energy at booth #2336 was nothing short of electric!

Then superstar Todd McFarlane stopped by for some insights on his new Spawn movie coming out next year!

While we don’t have time to regale you with all the unforgettable moments from the whole weekend, inside and out of the con, here are some photo highlights for your delight!

Get X-O Manowar #1 here: https://goo.gl/mThUhh

Read Valiant comics & collections here: https://goo.gl/WTMs4N


Article by Gregg Katzman

Valiant Comics’ iconic hero, Aric of Dacia, a.k.a. X-O Manowar, has a brand new series on the way! Written by Matt Kindt and featuring artwork by Tomas Giorello (for the first story arc, that is), the can’t-miss debut comic will go on sale March 22nd. To celebrate the cosmic character’s new adventure, we’re joining forces with the publisher to give one very lucky fan an extra awesome X-O Manowar prize pack! You can enter that cool contest at the bottom of this article, but before you do that, read our interview with Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons about why you shouldn’t miss X-O Manowar’s new title!

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Today at Midtown Comics Times Square, Gregg, Vic, Jay, and John show off this week’s brand new releases as well as some must have trades! Take a look at what Marvel, DC, Image, and many other publishers have in store for your eyes this week!

Get these comics and MANY more here: http://bit.ly/2fxLLPw