Batman

By Jacobus Dixon

While he still had a little ways to go in terms of reaching Superman levels of fame, Batman was still a pretty big hit for National Comics. But with the addition of Robin, that popularity doubled to the point where National thought it would be a good idea to give him his own title. Even with characters like Superman, there was always a little trepidation on giving a character their own magazine. Mostly because there was always the question of: “well, yeah…People like their individual stories, but will they read four consecutive stories with that character?” So far, Superman’s appearances in two magazines hadn’t hurt his image. But Batman wasn’t Superman…

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Midtown Bloggerinos! Raph here, this time to talk about some awesome books I’ve read recently! It’s a very eclectic mix of books, so be ready for a wild mix of good reads!

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Greetings readers! Raph here, this time to do something we haven’t seen a while: some good ‘ol reviews! This week it’s Saga, Avengers Assemble and Batman & Robin!

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13 Feb, 2012

DC NEW 52 REVISIT PART 2!

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GREETINGS MIDTOWN BLOG GIANTS! This is the 2nd part of our 4 part look at the New 52, six months later. If you missed part, you can find it here. Why are we doing this, Bloggerbowl Champeen? Because most opening story arcs have wrapped at this point and now we have a better idea of the direction of the book. So on with week 2!

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25 Sep, 2011

New 52 Reviews: Week 2

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Midtown Blogcessories! Raph here, back with some thoughts on this week’s new 52. Here we GO!

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New York, NY, September 7, 2011- Midtown Comics in New York City will present Peter J. Tomasi signing his all-new DC Comics book Batman and Robin #1 at Midtown Comics Downtown on Wednesday, September 14th from 5:00PM to 6:00PM.

This is the first of three signing events in the month of September that Midtown Comics Downtown will host for the celebration of the launch of DC The New 52. Other events include writers Scott Snyder and Ivan Brandon on 9/21 for Batman #1 and Men of War #1 and writer Ron Marz on 9/28 for Voodoo #1.

Peter J. Tomasi is a fan-favorite writer for such DC Comics tiles as Nightwing, Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors, and The Outsiders. Tomasi has also collaborated regularly with writer Geoff Johns on such titles as Blackest Night, Brightest Day, and Justice Society of America.

Batman and Robin #1: Battling evil with his son, Damian, at his side, Batman now realizes that the hardest part of the job may be trying to work together! As Batman and Robin try to adjust to their new partnership, a figure emerges from Bruce Wayne’s past: His name is NoBody, and he’s not happy that Batman Incorporated is shining a light on his own shadowy war against evil…

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