By Jarrett Kruse from Action Figure Junkies

“May the Force be….”, you know the rest. Everyone knows the rest. My mother knows the rest of that sentence and she thinks Jedi and Sith are foreign spices in her ethnic food cabinet. Despite a ten year drought of a Star Wars film, the franchise has been more ubiquitous than ever. Even though there has been no feature film, there has been the TV hits Clone Wars and more recently, Star Wars Rebels which is just now hitting its stride as Episode VII looms just a month away from multiplexes. Just a few weeks ago after Episode VII’s newest trailer, ticket sales on sites like Fandango shut down because Star Wars was literally breaking the Internet.

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You don’t have to travel to a galaxy far, far away to save up to 40% OFF Star Wars items! Simply head to www.MidtownComics.com on Monday, 05/04/15 for this great deal! This sale includes up to 40% OFF items like Star Wars comics, apparel, action figures, statues, and more! With Star Wars: The Force Awakens just a few months away, stock up on some fun Star Wars items to help prepare yourself!

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May the Fourth be with you this Monday! Find all of our Star Wars items here! 

 

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Midtown Comics has created three new contests for you to enter! This time, we’re giving away signed copies of Spider-Gwen#1, Darth Vader #1, and Princess Leia #1, all by Skottie Young!

These contests will last from 04/09/15 – 04/27/15. You can submit multiple entries by Liking our page on Facebook, Following us on Twitter, and Tweeting at us daily about the contest.

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Even with the arrival of Star Wars Episode VII nearly 9 months away, Marvel has not wasted any time reestablishing their toehold in the comic adaptation/expansion of the franchise that they helped pioneer 38 years ago. It is a marriage of mediums that almost didn’t happen, as the pitch for a comic was nearly rejected because movie adaptations were not seen as being profitable, but ultimately a deal was reached, and the rest is history. Film based comics were not new in he industry, but they were usually done as single issues of anthologies (Four Color, Movie Classics) that seemed to lean heavily on the Disney film catalogue. The success of Star Wars and the rise of spectacle driven genre films in the 1970s inspired attempts to replicate the movie/comic synergy, but very few properties seemed to have the legs to carry beyond short lived series, or mini-series and one-shots that would surface whenever a sequel was released. Here is a list of some of the unlikely attempts to bring the big screen to the printed page:

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We chat with the writer Jason Aaron and artist John Cassaday of the new Marvel Star Wars comic about what’s it like to write about a movie that everyone loves.  We also sit down with writer/actress Amber Benson about her new book series Witches of Echo Park.  The gang also share their first Star Wars memories and what it meant for them and then give you our top picks of the week!

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THE GREATEST SPACE ADVENTURE OF ALL TIME RETURNS TO MARVEL! Join us at Midtown Comics Downtown on 01/16/14 as Jason Aaron and John Cassaday sign Star Wars #1, one of the most anticipated books of 2015!

Star Wars #1 – 01/14/14
Writer: Jason Aaron • Artist: John Cassaday

Luke Skywalker and the ragtag band of rebels fighting against the Galactic Empire are fresh off their biggest victory yet-the destruction of the massive battle station known as the Death Star. But the Empire’s not toppled yet! Join Luke along with Princess Leia, smugglers Han Solo and Chewbacca, droids C-3PO and R2-D2, and the rest of the Rebel Alliance as they strike out for freedom against the evil forces of Darth Vader and his master, the Emperor. Written by Jason Aaron (Original Sin, Thor: God of Thunder) and with art by John Cassaday (Astonishing X-Men, Uncanny Avengers), this is the Star Wars saga as only Marvel Comics could make it!

-Purchase of Star Wars #1 required to attend event.

-Limit of two items signed per person.