Grant Gustin The Flash

Article by Gregg Katzman

Back when it was announced that actor Grant Gustin landed the role of Barry Allen, a.k.a. the Flash, some fans were skeptical. Well, anyone who had negative thoughts about the casting decision has likely eaten their words by now. Gustin continues to prove he’s an awesome incarnation of the Scarlet Speedster and he makes all of the danger, drama, and fun – no matter how over-the-top it may be – seem believable. Seeing as today is the actor’s birthday, we wanted to remind fans that he’s doing an excellent job as the iconic DC hero. So, here are 3 simple reasons why we’re absolutely loving Grant Gustin as the Flash!

The Flash Season One spoilers ahead!

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Order Batman/TMNT #2: http://bit.ly/1JFw0U2

Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

DC Comics and IDW Publishing have teamed up to create a crossover that is 110% fan service: Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! We loved the first issue – read about it here – and maybe – just maybe – we had the opportunity to read the second issue a little early. Just like the first issue (which you can order here), writer James Tynion IV’s story is fun, artist Freddie E. Williams II and colorist Jeremy Colwell’s pages are overflowing with energy, and there’s of course a cliffhanger that’ll have you anxious to pick up the next issue. But what else does this issue have to offer?

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Love collectibles, action figures, toys, and games? Are you a kid (or maybe a kid at heart)? If the answer is yes, then we have some GREAT news for you! Join us for a celebration of play and entertainment at the first ever Play Fair 2016, an interactive and fun-filled live event open to the public, running concurrently with Toy Fair, at the Jacob Javits Center in NYC on February 13 and 14! Buy tickets at Midtown Comics!

If you can’t make it into any of our physical locations, you can still purchase tickets online today!

Presented by LEGO and Nickelodeon, Play Fair is a celebration of play and entertainment for all ages. With hands-on exhibits, awe-inspiring displays, and dozens of toy and entertainment brands, attendees can feel, touch, and take home their favorite toys and games — and be the first to glimpse the toys of tomorrow. Here are a few special things happening over the weekend:

  • Take in episodes of Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man: Web-Warriors and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Comic creators Art Baltazar, Franco Aureliani, Abby Denson, Dave Roman, Matt Loux, and Misako Rocks! sketch and sign their books in the Aw Yeah Artist Alley
  • Meet Miraculous Ladybug and Cat Noir live on stage
  • Play with the latest Nerf blasters in a massive Nerf Arena
  • LEGO Master Builder Erik Varszegi presents insider tips on creating LEGO masterpieces
  • Watch Cartoon Network’s We Bare Bears and Teen Titans Go! on a massive movie screen
  • Get an up close look at a life-size Batmobile from the new movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Toy Tokyo brings a Dorbz Ridez Batman ’66 Blue Batmobile with Batman Exclusive from Funko to Play Fair. The Blue Batmobile is $40, available in limited quantities, and will be for sale only at the Toy Tokyo Booth.
  • Pose for photos with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Saban’s Power Rangers Dino Super Charge, and SpongeBob SquarePants in Play Fair’s Meet & Greets
  • Shop the Play Fair Show Store powered by Midtown Comics for new, unique, and hard-to-find toys

Starting this week, fans can purchase tickets at ANY Midtown Comics location, including Times Square, Grand Central, and Downtown. Prices and information can be found below:

Play Fair offers four sessions across February 13 and 14, with tickets to each session $30…

SATURDAY MORNING – $30
SATURDAY AFTERNOON – $30
SUNDAY MORNING – $30
SUNDAY AFTERNOON – $30
WEEKEND EXPERIENCE PASS – $145

FAMILY PACK (contains 4 session tickets for only $110.00)

Morning sessions run from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Afternoon sessions run from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. We recommend you arrive at Play Fair on or around your session start time to make the most of your experience. Children 2 and under will be admitted for free. More info can be found here: http://playfairny.com/tickets/

Brands at Play Fair 2016:

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Order Secret Wars #9 here: http://bit.ly/1mL5cr2 

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This recap contains some spoilers, but we’re purposely avoiding BIG ones and being vague about other ones! To properly appreciate the event, we strongly recommend reading it for yourself. Trust us, it’s worth it.

The Marvel Universe is constantly changing. From villains taking over to heroes battling each other over ideological differences, several big events have made drastic changes to the status quo in the primary Marvel Universe, which is called the 616 universe. However, nothing has impacted Marvel’s heroes and villains quite like the latest big event: Secret Wars by writer Jonathan Hickman and artist Esad Ribic.

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Archie Valiant DC Marvel Image

Every single Wednesday, something amazing happens: new and magnificent comics go on sale! From space adventures to lighthearted tales, there’s always something for everyone to enjoy. The full list of new releases is pretty ginormous (click here to see everything that’s on sale). Because there are so many options to choose from, we’d love to give you a helping hand. Each week, we’re going to put two exciting comics from several publishers right in the spotlight. After you see what we recommend purchasing, visit the comments and share which comics you’re picking up!

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By Gerry Gladston

With a cheerful smile and a wink, George Reeves’ Superman won the hearts of millions of fans worldwide in the 1950s and well beyond.  Reeves’ Superman exuded friendly confidence, compassion, humor, and an air of almost paternal authority.  Everyone in the room always knew where they stood with Superman, and the authorities never questioned him. Gangsters feared him, but he was a super-gentleman to everyone else, especially Lois Lane.  The playful, romantic tension between Lois and Superman was a big part of the fun factor!

His role as the Man of Steel ran from 1951 through 1958, but Reeves’ endearing portrayal resonated with fans for decades to come.  To this day, for many, George Reeves has always been, and will always be…SUPERMAN!

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