Funko

Article by Jarrett Kruse

 

Unless you have been living under a rock the last few years, you know that FUNKO’s little POP! Vinyls line is a very big deal. While vinyl figures were not always for everyone, FUNKO has changed the landscape of collectibles and has produced a POP! that gets the thumbs up from even the most hardcore action figure junkie. MIDTOWN COMICS & ACTION FIGURE JUNKIES were able to catch up with Sean Wilkinson, the very busy Creative Director at FUNKO, as he gears up for Toy Fair ’16 in two weeks at the Jacob Javitts Center in New York City.

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Batman v Superman

The wait to see director Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman is almost over, and now Warner Bros. and DC are asking us fans one big question: Who will win? Will Batman’s brilliant mind and technology make Superman learn what it means to be a man? Or will Superman’s sheer might stop the Dark Knight from humbling him? Or maybe Wonder Woman will knock some sense into both of them?! We won’t find out until the blockbuster DC movie opens on March 25th, but for now, we want to have some fun picking a side! This time, we’re going to support Big Blue! Kal-El/Clark Kent, a.k.a. Superman, totally has what it takes to take the Dark Knight down a peg, and we have four quick and simple reasons why. Don’t worry, we’ll eventually share a counter-point article that roots for Batman, too!

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Play Fair Midtown Comics

Do you love comic book collectibles and you just can’t get enough ’em? Or maybe you really like the Dark Knight and you want an EXCLUSIVE collectible? Or perhaps you’re excited to see Batman v Superman? Then we have some very good news for you! Play Fair NY is right around the corner, and we’re giving you a chance to win a pair of tickets! Lucky you!

PlayFair

Why should you be excited for the very first edition of Play Fair NY in the Jacob Javits Center? Well, where do we even begin?! At the event, you can get your hands on EXCLUSIVE Funko product, take pictures of the new Batmobile from Batman v Superman, get a first-look at the coolest collectibles coming out this year from different companies, and Midtown Comics will have a sweet store set up, too! We’re also going to giveaway a bunch of great items at the event, like a DC Icons Lex Luthor action figure autographed by Batman v Superman actor Jessie Eisenberg!
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Play Fair NY takes place February 13-14. The tickets can be applied to one of the event’s sessions (Saturday morning, Saturday evening, Sunday morning, or Sunday evening). CLICK HERE for more details about Play Fair.  Good luck, and we hope to see you there!

We survived the Blizzard named Jonas!  Now we are here to talk about the new CW show Legends of Tomorrow, how great Supergirl is, the return of X-Files, and go over the nominees for the GLAAD awards in their comic category.  Also announce the winner of the gift card this week.  There was some great competition!  All that, and we tell you what you should be reading this week!

To read the comic books that we talked about in this episode, go ahead and visit our website,www.midtowncomics.com, and have them delivered right to your door, anywhere in the world!

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

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Frank Miller

 

This isn’t a mudhole. This is an article praising Frank Miller’s work! Today, the writer and artist turns 59 years-old, so to celebrate, we’re going to point you in the direction of some of his unforgettable and critically-acclaimed comics. From the Batman story everyone knows to his work with Marvel’s Wolverine, below are several of Miller’s iconic comics. If you’ve missed out on any of them, now is the time to fix that mistake! He’s become such a big name in the industry for a reason, after all!

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Batman: Bad Blood

‘Cause baby now we got… an autographed Batman: Bad Blood poster! Sorry, the predictable Taylor Swift pun was just too tempting to resist. DC’s latest animated movie features the iconic Bruce Wayne, a.k.a. Batman, but this time around, it’s his supporting characters who are getting more of the spotlight!

Batman vanishes after a brutal fight with a new villain, the Heretic, and it’s up to the Dark Knight’s allies to make sure Gotham City is safe. Just like in the comics, Dick Grayson, a.k.a. Nightwing, puts on the cape and cowl, and patrols the city with Damian Wayne, a.k.a. Robin. They aren’t the only heroes in the DC city, though! Batwoman and Batwing also emerge, and it’ll take the entire team to battle the new threat that not only faces Gotham City, but also the world. If you want to learn more about the movie, CLICK HERE for our interviews with the talent and explaining why we think it’s worth a purchase!

To celebrate the animated film’s release, we’re giving away a big poster that’s autographed by the talent! It includes signatures from Yvonne Strahovski (Batwoman), Sean Maher (Nightwing), Travis Willingham (Heretic), Jay Oliva (director), and Phil Bourassa (character designer).

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