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Article by John Quinones

Now that DC has established its cinematic universe with Man of Steel, Batman v Superman, Suicide Squad, and the upcoming Wonder Woman and Justice League, I wonder who else from the source material will be making an appearance in the cinematic universe and what stories would DC and Warner Bros. use. With Ben Affleck’s success as Batman I decided to cast some other heroes from Gotham that we might possibly see in ol’ Bat’s film future.  I decided to cast the Robins and propose some story lines that would be an awesome segue for the boy wonder.  Now I know what you must be thinking… NO!!!! Leave Robin out of the DCEU!  Didn’t you see what happened before?  Batman and Robin crash and burned the entire franchise!!

I know, which is why I am proposing to cast all the iterations of Robin and not try to combine Dick Grayson and Jason Todd into one character.  That being said, we know that the new take on Batman is after the death of Robin.  Although it’s not specified in the films I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that they at least got that right and the Robin in question is Jason Todd.  If that is the case, then Dick Grayson’s Robin has already come and gone from the Batcave and is now Nightwing.  So who do I think would be a good Dick Grayson?

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Two teams enter, one team wins a poll. Well, unless there’s a tie, then… everybody’s a winner. Yay!

Deadly and unpredictable or skilled and coordinated? Do you think the Suicide Squad’s lethal and intimidating ways will allow them to overcome the new team in Detective Comics? Or do you think the combination of tactics and talent will allow Batwoman’s group to take down Task Force X? To make things as simple as possible, assume everyone is acting in character and they’re facing off in a city that has no interference from other heroes, villains, and law enforcement. So, which team do you think should earn the victory? Think it through, vote in the poll, and then maybe elaborate a bit in the comments! When all is said and done, don’t forget to read their respective DC Rebirth titles, too! Seriously, it’s good stuff.

Suicide Squad

  • Deadshot
  • Katana
  • Harley Quinn
  • Captain Boomerang
  • Killer Croc

Batwoman’s Boot Camp

  • Red Robin
  • Batwoman
  • Cassandra Cain
  • Clayface
  • Spoiler

We’re looking to really step up the amount of content on the blog, so if this performs well enough, we’ll make this a weekly segment, and maybe even include video of the Midtown Comics staff sharing their thoughts on the brawl. As always, we’re open to hearing what YOU want to see, so please share your feedback with us!

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Batman Bad Blood

Article by Gregg Katzman

Despite being a master of stealth, Batman’s no stranger to the spotlight. The Dark Knight has been the focus of several animated features (like the recent Batman vs. Robin and Son of Robin) and understandably so – he is the most popular hero, after all. However, in the latest Batman animated movie, the Caped Crusader steps aside so the rest of the Bat family can receive some extra attention. In Batman: Bad Blood, the iconic hero vanishes after an explosive clash with the imposing villain the Heretic. Yup, this story draws inspiration from Grant Morrison’s work. With Gotham’s protector absent, Nightwing, Robin, Batwoman, Batwing, and Alfred must step up to save the city – and possibly the world – from the latest threat that has emerged from the shadows.

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Meet writer Brandon Montclare and artist Amy Reeder at Midtown Comics Downtown at 6:30PM on Wednesday, July 9th for a signing of their new Rocket Girl TP from Image Comics!

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Have you heard the exciting news that takes place in Batwoman #17? Let’s head to Midtown Comics Times Square for the full report!

13 Feb, 2012


Posted by Raphael in: Blog | No Comments

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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