Marvel cosplayers at the Marvel Cake Boss event. Photo by Ron Gejon.
This Monday, February 18th, at 9/8c, TLC’s hit series Cake Boss celebrates over fifty years of Spider-Man with a one of a kind super heroic cake that is nothing short of amazing!
In this special episode, Buddy, the Cake Boss himself, is summoned to Marvel Entertainment’s headquarters and takes on the ultimate super heroic challenge- create a cake worthy of Spider-Man 50th Anniversary for a special rooftop celebration brought to you by Marvel and Midtown Comics! It’s a battle of super heroes and super villains as the team struggles to complete one of their most complicated cakes ever—but just what does that mean for everyone’s favorite Friendly Neighborhood Super Hero?
Don’t miss a moment of this historic event—check out TLC’s Cake Boss on Monday, February 18th at 9/8C!
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! I’m going to follow the same basic rules Wizard did:
We’re limiting these to active superheroes: the dead and the villainous need not apply (Sorry Professor X, Sentry, Molecule Man and Ares…) Anyone deceased as of Jan. 30th,2013 is disqualified.
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.
For the sake of sanity I’m limiting this list to Marvel, doing Marvel vs. DC just makes my head explode.