Bloggerinos! Raph here, to tell you about some books that you might not be reading. Whether it’s Marvel, DC or one of the many independent publishers out there, there are some comics there worth looking at that aren’t Spider-Man or Batman. ONWARD TO THE BOOKS!
Midtown Bloggerinos! Raph here, having just left Toy Fair. What’s Toy Fair you ask? It’s a show where the toymakers of the world meet and show off their wares to the retailers of the world. It’s not just action figures though: statues, play sets, kids’ toys, accessories and dolls, board games and so much more!
Hurricane Sandy did tremendous damage to the New York and New Jersey area and now Midtown Comics, with the help of writer Brian Wood, is giving back! We’re making available limited quantities of the 1st printing of Star Wars #1 SIGNED by writer Brian Wood from Dark Horse Comics! These books are available online for $20 and we will be donating 75% of the proceeds of the sale of these books to K.I.D.S. – Kids In Distressed Situations, a charity that provides relief to the young victims of Hurricane Sandy and their families in NY and NJ.
Kids in Distressed Situations strives to minimize the impact of poverty and tragedy on the well-being of children and teens and to maximize their self-esteem and dignity through the agency partner distribution of kid-essentials made possible by the donation of product and funds from companies, foundations and individuals.
MIDTOWN BLOGGERINOS! Raph here, with some deeply constructed analysis of the Ravens’ 34 – 31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers, including breaking down the performance of young Colin Kapernick, after the break.
MIDTOWN BLOGGERINOS! Raph here, with a sense of nostalgia. I happened to think about a list a few days ago, a list I didn’t like. In issue 70 of Wizard Magazine, way back in 1997, they had a list of the 10 toughest superheroes. At the time, I could understand some of their choices, but I was baffled by others. Normally, I try to be above the typical fanboy debates, because they can last forever without a clear cut winner. There’s plenty of reasons why Spider-Man loses to Iron Man, or Thor beats Wolverine… but I did happen to buy this issue of Wizard from our back issue bin, and thought, let’s have some fun! Here are the rules:
For the sake of sanity I’m limiting this list to Marvel superheroes, doing Marvel vs. DC just makes my head explode.
We’re limiting these to active superheroes: the dead and the villainous need not apply (Sorry Professor X, Sentry, Molecule Man and Ares…)
We’re also limiting this to a certain degree of power: let’s leave Galactus and co. out of this one.
This is a knock-down, drag-out fight to the death. No one is holding back.
Gahl Buslov here! I’m one of the buyers for Midtown Comics, and I’ve got something I want to share with you.
I got a call from a publisher the other day, asking me if I would review an upcoming book for them, and if I liked it, and was so inclined, to then tell the world about it. Not an unusual request, but the source of the request was: Marvel! They wanted me to come down to the offices and review their new ongoing Nova series, by Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness. And it had to be done at the Marvel office, to ensure nothing was leaked. So that’s exactly what I did Thursday morning. Click through to read more! Spoilers will be clearly marked.