The Midtown Comics Podcast!
Episode 023 KING KIRBY

As a special holiday treat, the Midtown Comics Podcast has teamed up the husband and wife team of comic book writer Fred Van Lente and playwright Crystal Skillman to present their play, King Kirby. King Kirby was performed for a live audience this summer, but now it's presented to you in audio format for the first time for free!  

King Kirby Cast

Kirby - Steven Rattazi

Simon (and others) Joseph Mathers

Fox (and others) Timothy McCown Reynolds 

Stanley (and others) Nat Cassidy

Roz (and others) Amy Lee Pearsall

The play was recorded at the Downtown location of Midtown Comics on December 11th, 2014.

The play has some strong language so please be advised.

The Midtown Comics Podcast consists of the Downtown's store manager Ted. Marketing Manager Andrew, Video Host Sam, Customer Gavin and Grand Central store manager Dimitrios.  We come to you every week with the latest comic and pop culture news, comic reviews, giveaways, and more fun!  If you would like to ask a question for the show let us know through our TwitterFacebook, our voicemail 980-MID-TOWN, or our email podcast@midtowncomics.com

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast and play are those of the hosts and performers and do not reflect the views of Midtown Comics.

Direct download: KIng_Kirby_Midtown.mp3
Category:entertainment -- posted at: 11:29pm EDT

Brian K. Vaughan stops by the show and we ask him questions sent from the listeners. Listen to see if we will ever get a chance to see his books on the silver screen. Also, we tell you how you can win a signed book by him. We recap our favorite books of 2014 and what we're looking forward to in the next year.  

If you have any suggestions or questions for the show please let us know through our TwitterFacebook or email us at podcast@midtowncomics.com.  Leave a question on our voicemail at 980-MIDTOWN and we'll play it on the show!

 

To read the books that we talked about in this episode visit www.midtowncomics.com and have them delivered right to your door anywhere in the world.

Direct download: Episode_22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am EDT

Sam, Ted and Andrew are joined by not one, but TWO special guests this week. We have the current artist on Aspens All New Soulfire V Ken Marion and fellow Midtown Comics employee Ingrid Rios to talk about the current projects they're working on.  We answer some questions from Andrew's mother, talk about CW's The Flash and let you know what comics you should be binge watching. Then we let you in on what comics we read this week!

If you have any suggestions for the show please let us know through our TwitterFacebook or email us at podcast@midtowncomics.com.  Leave a question on our voicemail at 980-MIDTOWN and we'll play it on the show!

 To read the books that we talked about in this episode visit www.midtowncomics.com and have them delivered right to your door anywhere in the world.

Direct download: Episode_21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:22pm EDT

The whole gang (Andrew, Dimitirios, Sam, Gavin and Ted) finally gets back together. We catch up on our Thanksgiving break. We then discuss the lastest movie news including the Star Wars Episode 7 teaser, the Terminator Genisys trailer, Suicide Squad casting and some actors finally getting announced for some projects.  Andrew tries to make heads or tails on the Walking Dead comic and TV show.  We then talk about our hot picks of the week and answer a voicemail from a listener.

If you have any suggestions for the show please let us know through our TwitterFacebook or email us at podcast@midtowncomics.com.  Leave a question on our voicemail at 980-MIDTOWN and we'll play it on the show!

 

To read the books that we talked about in this episode visit www.midtowncomics.com and have them delivered right to your door anywhere in the world.

Direct download: Episode_20.mp3
Category:entertainment -- posted at: 2:06am EDT

It's Thanksgiving week and the gang is off getting stuffed on a ton of food. Fortunately we got something cooked up for you (pun intended) in our absense.  Listen to our exclusive Q and A with Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente moderated by Sam for their book Make Comics Like The Pros recorded in front of a live audience at our Downtown store last November 14th. Learn the secrets of how to be succesful in this special episode.

If you have any suggestions for the show please let us know through our TwitterFacebook or email us at podcast@midtowncomics.com.  Leave a question on our voicemail at 980-MIDTOWN and we'll play it on the show!

 

To read the books that we talked about in this episode visit www.midtowncomics.com and have them delivered right to your door anywhere in the world.

Direct download: Episode_19_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:32am EDT

This week Ted, Gavin, Sam and Dimitrios welcome former customer of the store Matt Miner and Sean Von Gorman.  They talk about their new book Toe Tag Riot which comes out next week!  Also next week will be Matt's book Critical Hit #3 We also get a great education about how to get into comics yourself and Matt gives Ted quite a surprise for an upcoming issue of Criticial Hit! Don't miss our chat on all things from Frozen to the movie Spring Breakers to Alf!  Afterwards the team gives you their top picks for the week and what you should be looking forward to next week!

If you have any suggestions for the show please let us know through our TwitterFacebook or email us at podcast@midtowncomics.com.  Call our voicemail at 980-MIDTOWN and we'll play it on the show!

 

To read the books that we talked about in this episode visit www.midtowncomics.com and have them delivered right to your door anywhere in the world.

Direct download: Episode_18.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:37am EDT

Gavin, Sam, Ted and Andrew are joined by the creators of the Fantagraphics book Late Child and Other Animals Marguerite Van Cook and James Romberger.  They discuss their newest collaboration and their amazing careers in comics.  They also chat about New York in the 1980's, the prose and cons of digital comics and Marguerite's time in a punk rock band and touring with The Clash.

We discuss our hot picks of the week and what you should be reading next week. Teen Dog came out this week, so you know that's mentioned.

If you have any suggestions for the show please let us know through our TwitterFacebook or email us at podcast@midtowncomics.com.  Call our voicemail at 980-MIDTOWN and we'll play it on the show!

 

To read the books that we talked about in this episode visit www.midtowncomics.com and have them delivered right to your door anywhere in the world.

Direct download: Episode_17.mp3
Category:comics -- posted at: 1:48am EDT

Ted, Andrew and Sam talk with Darryl "DMC" McDaniels about his new book DMC Volume 1 before his signing at our Downtown store.  Darryl talks about how comics helped him get his start in RUN DMC and the similarites between hip hop and comics. Then we give Gavin the night off, but Dimitrios joins us and we talk about the movie Nightcrawler and Interstellar, whose side are we on in the Civil War universe, Andrew's first attempt at writing a comic book and our hot picks of the week and what we're looking forward to next week.

If you have any suggestions for the show please let us know through our TwitterFacebook or email us at podcast@midtowncomics.com.  Call our voicemail at 980-MIDTOWN and we'll play it on the show!

 

To read the books that we talked about in this episode visit www.midtowncomics.com and have them delivered right to your door anywhere in the world.

Direct download: Episode_16.mp3
Category:entertainment -- posted at: 1:13am EDT

Just in time for Halloween Ted, Sam and Gavin share their favorite scary movies and comics.  They also discuss the best time to stop trick or treating and the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase Three announcement from last week. (Spoiler they love Captain Marvel!) Finally they give you their top picks of the week and what they'll grab first on the shelf next week. Share your cosumes with us and Gavin just may leave something at the counter for you!

Check out Gavin's yearly Halloween video here!

Check out @dangeryak's top 5 scary comics video here

If you have any suggetions for the show please let us know through our TwitterFacebook or email us at podcast@midtowncomics.com.  Call our voicemail at 980-MIDTOWN and we'll play it on the show!

 

To read the books that we talked about in this episode visit www.midtowncomics.com and have them delivered right to your door anywhere in the world.

Direct download: Episode_15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:07am EDT

Gavin, Sam, Andrew and Ted are joined in the store by Editor-In-Chief of Papercutz Jim Salicrup.  Jim tells how he helped create one of Spider-man's deadliest enemies Venom, paved the way for characters to cross over into different books with them in the title and the history of Papercutz.  From Ernest & RebeccaPower RangersThe Smurfs to the popular WWE Superstars we get the just a small example of the titles they put out. 

We give our take on the Avengers 2: Age of Ultron trailer and explain the differences it has with the Brian Michael Bendis book of the same name.

Finally we give our hot picks for the week and what we are looking forward to next week and Andrew spills some secrets on some events that we are going to have at the store coming up. 

If you have any questions or suggestions for the show let us know through our Twitter, Facebook or email podcast@midtowncomics.com.  Ask us on our voicemail 980-MID-TOWN and we'll play it on the show.

Visit www.midtowncomics.com to get all the books that we talk about delivered right to your door anywhere in the world.

Direct download: Episode_14.mp3
Category:comics -- posted at: 11:06am EDT