Funko

Article by Jarrett Kruse

 

Unless you have been living under a rock the last few years, you know that FUNKO’s little POP! Vinyls line is a very big deal. While vinyl figures were not always for everyone, FUNKO has changed the landscape of collectibles and has produced a POP! that gets the thumbs up from even the most hardcore action figure junkie. MIDTOWN COMICS & ACTION FIGURE JUNKIES were able to catch up with Sean Wilkinson, the very busy Creative Director at FUNKO, as he gears up for Toy Fair ’16 in two weeks at the Jacob Javitts Center in New York City.

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Batman v Superman

The wait to see director Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman is almost over, and now Warner Bros. and DC are asking us fans one big question: Who will win? Will Batman’s brilliant mind and technology make Superman learn what it means to be a man? Or will Superman’s sheer might stop the Dark Knight from humbling him? Or maybe Wonder Woman will knock some sense into both of them?! We won’t find out until the blockbuster DC movie opens on March 25th, but for now, we want to have some fun picking a side! This time, we’re going to support Big Blue! Kal-El/Clark Kent, a.k.a. Superman, totally has what it takes to take the Dark Knight down a peg, and we have four quick and simple reasons why. Don’t worry, we’ll eventually share a counter-point article that roots for Batman, too!

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Frank Miller

 

This isn’t a mudhole. This is an article praising Frank Miller’s work! Today, the writer and artist turns 59 years-old, so to celebrate, we’re going to point you in the direction of some of his unforgettable and critically-acclaimed comics. From the Batman story everyone knows to his work with Marvel’s Wolverine, below are several of Miller’s iconic comics. If you’ve missed out on any of them, now is the time to fix that mistake! He’s become such a big name in the industry for a reason, after all!

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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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Grant Gustin The Flash

Article by Gregg Katzman

Back when it was announced that actor Grant Gustin landed the role of Barry Allen, a.k.a. the Flash, some fans were skeptical. Well, anyone who had negative thoughts about the casting decision has likely eaten their words by now. Gustin continues to prove he’s an awesome incarnation of the Scarlet Speedster and he makes all of the danger, drama, and fun – no matter how over-the-top it may be – seem believable. Seeing as today is the actor’s birthday, we wanted to remind fans that he’s doing an excellent job as the iconic DC hero. So, here are 3 simple reasons why we’re absolutely loving Grant Gustin as the Flash!

The Flash Season One spoilers ahead!

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Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

DC Comics and IDW Publishing have teamed up to create a crossover that is 110% fan service: Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! We loved the first issue – read about it here – and maybe – just maybe – we had the opportunity to read the second issue a little early. Just like the first issue (which you can order here), writer James Tynion IV’s story is fun, artist Freddie E. Williams II and colorist Jeremy Colwell’s pages are overflowing with energy, and there’s of course a cliffhanger that’ll have you anxious to pick up the next issue. But what else does this issue have to offer?

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