Midtown Comics had the chance to stop by the 2015 Toy Fair at the Javits Center between 02/14 – 02/17, and boy did we see a lot of cool stuff! We saw several new toy lines from Funko, McFarlane Toys, Diamond Select, DC Collectibles, Kotabukiya, and S.H. Figuarts! Check out our exclusive video footage as well as pictures of all the cool new toys and collectibles below!
Terry Blinds knows just how important a lair is for your favorite Superhero or Supervillain. From underground vaults, to playboy mansions, to simple apartment rooms, learn how to live like your favorite comic book characters in this fun infographic below. Just make sure to keep the location a secret!
Midtown Comics has created another fun contest for you to enter! This time, we’re giving away all 22 DC Comics Lego Covers to one lucky winner! Complete your entire collection of these rare DC variants by entering our contest today! This contest will last from 12/04/14 – 12/19/14. 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!
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Thank you for entering, and good luck! The winner will be notified around 4pm on 12/19/14
25 Nov, 2014
By Jacobus Dixon
By the 1960s, comic books were considered a hobby for children in mainstream circles. Superheroes in particular were looked at as nothing more than a garish joke. These were grown men running around in silly outfits looking to get into fights with other silly-looking characters with all the subtlety of a wrecking ball. At the newly opened Playboy Mansion, old serials starring characters like Batman, Superman, and Captain Marvel were often shown to the guests for laughs. However, it was these high society laugh fests that sparked the idea of a live-action Batman show. Naturally studios like CBS wanted to aim it for children. Negotiations fell through, but DC Comics snatched the rights up and promptly made a deal with ABC. ABC then gave the rights to 20th Century Fox for production, and Fox gave the assignment to William Dozier and his production company, Greenway Productions. After reading some Batman comics for research, Dozier concluded that this new show could be nothing more than a pop-art camp comedy. And on January 12, 1966, that was exactly what he gave television audiences. The result was Bat-Mania!
17 Nov, 2014
By Jacobus Dixon
Superheroes and costumed vigilantes were the bread and butter of the comic book magazine industry. They were colorful he-men who took no guff from nobody but ddidn’tuse their abilities to abuse innocent people. They were like local sports stars everybody would cheer for. But as a group, they weren’t very diverse. Their costumes were different, but underneath they were all just a bunch of muscle-bound, wealthy white guys. This was the group that had the money, so popular art and commercial products were primarily aimed at pleasing them above everyone else (unfortunately this is still true for some products). And if you weren’t one of these wealthy white guys, these products would make you want to adjust your aesthetic tastes to be accepted into their sphere of influence. However, some felt that this pandering was a little too exclusive. William Moulton Marston was one of those people.
07 Nov, 2014
By Jacobus Dixon
It was bad enough having to contend with Captain Marvel, but now Superman-DC (the nickname given to comics from National Allied Publications and Detective Comics Inc. as they unofficially merged) had to deal with Captain America as well. One was a living childhood fantasy; the other was a super-idealized form of what happens when you mix nationalism and super heroics. Yeah, Superman’s great, but he’s a grown up while Captain Marvel is actually still a kid doing amazing things. And it’s fun watching Batman and Robin take on the Joker with nothing but their manpower and wits, but Captain America is fighting the real threat of German spies. While both Batman and Superman are certainly not devoid of neither childhood fantasy nor real world danger (or at least as real as it gets in terms of comic book writing), those subjects did not feature as strongly in their stories. So how did they contend with characters that used them as a solid foundation?