30 Apr, 2013

The Unstoppable Marvel Now!

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Midtown Bloggerinos! Raph here, back from a brief hiatus. Our Times Square location has recently changed it’s hours. We’re now open 8 am – Midnight from Monday to Saturday and 12 noon to 8pm on Sundays! What does that means for yours truly? Learning to be more nocturnal! But fear not, I’m back and I have a lot to say, particularly about how much I’m enjoying Marvel Now! This relaunch of the Marvel Universe isn’t a complete reboot (unlike DC’s New 52), the stories aren’t starting over, they’re just ending the last epoch of the Marvel Universe, which pretty much dates back to 2005’s House of M. Here are 3 reasons why I enjoy Marvel Now!

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27 Nov, 2012

Marvel Now! Up to Now Part 2 (Spoilers)

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Midtown Bloggerinos! Raph here, with another set of Marvel Now! reviews, read on!

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This is the second installment of the Midtown Comics Marvel Guide! If you haven’t checked out the first part, click here!

These books are ones you can read and enjoy without having to read other titles, so if you don’t feel inclined to invest yourself heavily into the mainline Marvel continuity, you can still check out these fantastic reads!

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16 Aug, 2011

5 Questions with Writer Mark Waid

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Midtownies! Raph here with another exclusive interview! This time, Mark Waid was kind enough to answer some questions about his run on Daredevil, part of Marvel’s “BIG SHOTS”. Here you go!

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In my 14 years of reading and collecting comics, as well as work in a comic  book store, one of the most common complaints I’ve heard (and sometimes delivered myself) is lateness in comics. Whether it’s an intentional pushing back of the title, a late page, a late script or a last second disaster, comic book fans deal with lateness all of the time, yet still the clarion call is delivered “OFF WITH (Enter Creator’s Name)’S HEAD!” “THEY SHOULDN’T DO COMICS!” “THEY SHOULD WRITE/DRAW FASTER!” This debate could rage on for days, weeks even. What I’d like to do, is just draw your attention to some books that have been late, have had huge names work on them, and decide for yourself if the wait was worth it.

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