By Tom Hairston

This month Marvel has once again released several new ongoing series, and something caught my eye about three of them, The Legendary Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon, and Storm. These three titles might seem like they’ve got very little in common, but I couldn’t help but notice that each of these three characters have always been viewed solely as Team Characters — characters that would only be seen on their respective teams and never have their own solo series (Star-Lord had his own series in Marvel’s European line of books, but that whole line was considered by many to be only semi-cannon, plus this Star-Lord is so different from the old European incarnation I’m not counting it for this argument). And I for one love that they’re getting their own series, because it’s been a long time since “team characters” were allowed to break out on their own. In the old days, being on a team was kind of like your pathway to getting your own series, but most recently if a team is full of popular characters, those characters tend to just appear on more teams.

So hopefully we’ll see some more “team characters” get their own series, because everybody out there who picks up the Avengers, Justice League, X-Men, or any other team book has their favorite character on that team, and they want to see those characters break out on their own adventures. So for those fans, I’ve put together our list of the top five characters we would love to see break out into their own series.

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Midtown Comics has created another fun contest for you to enter! This time, we’re giving away free copies of our Midtown Exclusive Spider-Man 2099 #1 variant, signed by both Peter David and J.G. Jones!  This contest will last from 07/11/14 – 07/21/14. You can only enter the contest once, but can build up more entries by Liking our page on Facebook, Following us on Twitter, Following us on Pinterest, and Tweeting at us daily about the contest. You can also now gain more entries by referring your friends or signing up for our newsletter as well! Read on for more details below:

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By Andrew Cohen

Who knew that the most emotional and ethical movie of the year would also be about a group of talking apes? Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has all of the elements to make it a perfect summer blockbuster, but greatly surpasses that genre and instead becomes a truly human movie….about monkeys. Read on for our review of another great entry into the Planet of the Apes franchise!

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DC Bombshells Covers

Midtown Comics is excited to present a guide to the recently released DC Comics Bombshells Covers. Follow this guide and complete your collection of these rare comics while they’re still in stores!

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