Batman v Superman Captain America Civil War

By Gregg Katzman

Welcome to the very first edition of the Midtown Comics Clash! For our first question, we wanted to know which big 2016 comic book movie fans are more excited to see: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice or Captain America: Civil War?  While the two movies do have some obvious parallels (e.g. heroes fighting over ideologies; introduction of new heroes), these two movies look like they’ll also be very, very different. The Marvel Cinematic Universe and the DC Extended Universe are at totally different stages, and both are setting out to accomplish completely different things with these blockbuster movies. Obviously, Marvel Studios and Warner Bros./DC are going for very different tones with these two films and there’s sure to be plenty of other differences, but if you had to pick one of them, which one would it be? Before revealing the poll’s current status, we thought it would be fun to ask this question to the staff in our Times Square store. Spoiler alert: one movie receives way more love.

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The Walking Dead comic

First and foremost, HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! We hope you mighty Midtowners have a fun and safe holiday this year! If you do dress up as a comic book character, tell us in the comments! Secondly, what better way is there to celebrate than reflecting on some of the scariest and creepiest comics around? So, we’ve thought about the countless scary comics that have been published over the years, and we have quite a few to recommend! Obviously, not every single horror/spooky comic will be on the list below, so if there’s one you really like that isn’t here, promote it in the comments! Also, don’t forget to stop by any of our three stores on Halloween for Comic Fest – there are free comics!

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Supergirl TV Show

CBS’ Supergirl is finally here, and it made quite a debut. There’s already a good amount of comic book TV shows on the air and there’s even more on the horizon, but last night’s Supergirl premiere showed that superhero fatigue has not set in! The brand new comic book show, which stars Melissa Benoist as Kara Zor-El/Supergirl, received a whopping 12.9 million viewers! Only time will tell whether or not a majority of viewers stick around, but so far, the Kryptonian’s show is off to an incredibly strong start!

Thanks to a whole lot of charm, humor, relatable characters, and overwhelming sense of optimism, it’s looking like Supergirl could be the lighthearted and family-friendly comic book show that millions of fans – from young viewers to longtime comic readers – across the globe can enjoy! The fact there’s some pretty good special effects, entertaining action scenes with superpowers, and major easter eggs doesn’t hurt, either! And with that ending, we’re absolutely interested in seeing how everything will play out, as well as finding out which other villains may pop up.

What do you think about the brand new show, Mighty Midtowners? Are you left wanting to watch more adventures with Supergirl, or are you not going to tune in for the second episode? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Supergirl TV Show CBS

With DC Comics’ Kara Zor-El, a.k.a. Supergirl, heading to CBS for her TV debut, here’s a recap of this iconic heroine’s history, courtesy of your friends at Midtown Comics! So, get comfortable and prepare to get pumped for the upcoming comic book TV show!

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23 Oct, 2015

Bob Kane: 5 Fun Facts

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Bob Kane Batman DC

There’s just no denying that Bruce Wayne, a.k.a. Batman, has become one of the world’s most popular heroes. Well, October 24th is the birthday of the iconic hero’s co-creator, Bob Kane!  The comic book artist – who would have turned 100 years-old this year – recently received a star on Hollywood’s walk of fame, and to further celebrate his birthday, we’re going to discuss five fun facts about the creator’s career!

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Superman Kirk Alyn

Today is the birthday of Kirk Alyn, the very first actor to portray Superman in a live action film. Born in 1910, Alyn’s fun performance as both Clark Kent and Superman enthralled countless young fans who watched the Saturday afternoon movie serials. From the 1940’s to 1950, Alyn’s Man of Steel paved the way for future big screen and TV incarnations of the iconic hero. We think it would be more than fitting to remember him by looking back on his time as Superman and sharing some fun facts about the era.

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