28 Dec, 2015
Before we step into the future – will there finally be legitimate hover boards in 2016? – it’s time to reflect on the past. In 2015, quite a few awesome comic book series were published. There are several comics that won us over for totally different reasons, but we’ll keep it concise and take a quick look at just 25 of our favorite comics from 2015 (plus 5 honorable mentions). After all of the staff picked their favorites, we went ahead and ranked them. Obviously, there’s plenty of great comics out there and the list is sure to fluctuate from person-to-person. So, if your top choices aren’t below, go ahead and give them some love in the comments!
16 Dec, 2015
As the release date of Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice gets closer, we continue to see more and more of what the movie will offer. The latest trailer was loaded with new footage, and now Warner Bros. and DC Comics have released character posters featuring the Trinity: Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Batman (Ben Affleck), and Superman (Henry Cavill). Check ’em out below!
14 Dec, 2015
We had to make this episode a little larger to get all the awesomeness we had this week at the shop! First we chat with the producers of the upcoming Charlton Comics movie Jackie Zbuska and Keith Larson and they tell us what they are doing to get their movie made. Then we have our second Midtown Comics Podcast book club! (32:00) This week we discuss the Batman TMNT team up book that we always wanted. We get a special treat as the writer James Tynion IV calls in to discuss they book (41:15). We get into our top picks of the week (53:42). Andrew picked The Private Eye HC that came out a couple weeks ago and we hear from Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin about making the book and the influence they got from Radiohead! (54:17)
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The trailer for the second TMNT movie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, has arrived, and it looks like plenty of lighthearted fun! Bebop and Rocksteady are finally making their big screen debut, it looks like a certain evil alien may make an appearance, and there’s a brand new Casey Jones – played by a man who also portrays a famous DC archer! Watching the show on Nickelodeon is good fun, but there’s several other ways to celebrate the franchise as well! So, we’ve created a list of cool collectibles and comics for all of the Ninja Turtles fans out there!
08 Dec, 2015
I remember the first time that I saw a HOT TOYS figure and I thought that surely this was just one made for charity or some important cause. There was no way that this work of art could be available for regular collectors like me to actually purchase, right? But it was true. I had seen the future of toys back in 2004 at San Diego Comic Con and this was going to change the playing field for what was quickly becoming known as the “high end collectible figure.” As I stood there admiring this piece, it was as if I had just been dropped off by Doc Brown & Marty McFly in a time traveling DeLorean. I was witnessing the future of toys and the future looked incredibly bright.