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.

Marvel Comics

By Dan Gladston

You’ve probably seen our guide to DC’s upcoming films by now, but what about Marvel’s upcoming releases? We’ve now created a list of some of the most anticipated films coming from the Marvel cinematic universe.  If you’ve been aching to learn more about these future hits, look no further!

Please enjoy the list that follows and we hope you post your thoughts, concerns, and opinions in the comments section below!

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By Jess Goodwin

As far as superheroes go, the Avengers have always been fairly vanilla — the apple pie of the Marvel universe, if you will — which is why it’s a bit jarring to finally see them fighting against (and eventually alongside) “enhanced” beings like Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch in Avengers: Age of Ultron. It was similarly odd to see them interacting with Vision, especially considering how otherworldly he looks.

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Hey NYC! Midtown Comics and Marvel’s Avengers Age of Ultron have teamed up to give away free passes to an advanced screening of Avengers: Age of Ultron in IMAX 3D!

The winners will receive Two (2) Admit-One passes to see the IMAX 3D screening of the film on Tuesday, 04/28 at 7pm at a Manhattan theater.

These contests will last from 04/20/15 – 04/24/15. You can submit multiple entries by Liking our page on Facebook, Following us on Twitter, and Tweeting at us daily about the contest. Avengers fanatics can gain 5 ADDITIONAL entries by tweeting us a photo of your Avenger’s Gear! This includes your Avengers apparel, action figures, statues, and comics!

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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Limit two (2) admit-one passes per person. This film is rated PG-13  Must be 13 years of age to receive passes. Employees of all promotional partners and their agencies are not eligible. Void where prohibited. Entries must be received by 2:00pm, 04/24 to be eligible to receive passes. Winners will be contacted via e-mail to receive their passes. Sponsors not responsible for incomplete, lost, late or misdirected entries or for failure to receive entries due to transmission or technical failures of any kind. SEATING IS LIMITED, SO ARRIVE EARLY. PASS DOES NOT GUARANTEE A SEAT AT THE SCREENING.

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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Midtown Bloggerinos! Raph here, with a review of one of the most controversial superhero movies in recent memory: Iron Man 3! The movie debuted last Friday, and saw the 2nd best opening in history, behind The Avengers, which is a precursor to the events of the movie. A warning, dear Bloggerino, there will be MASSIVE SPOILERS. If you’re the one guy who hasn’t seen it yet, I suggest you avoid the parts marked spoilers.

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