DC Comics has announced their newest theme variants for March – Movie Poster Variants! We’re guessing you’ve seen some of these by now, which feature covers inspired by classic movie posters such as North by Northwest, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Matrix, and more! You can view all of the variant covers below and find the entire release list here!
Midtown Comics had the chance to stop by the 2015 Toy Fair at the Javits Center between 02/14 – 02/17, and boy did we see a lot of cool stuff! We saw several new toy lines from Funko, McFarlane Toys, Diamond Select, DC Collectibles, Kotabukiya, and S.H. Figuarts! Check out our exclusive video footage as well as pictures of all the cool new toys and collectibles below!
With the war effort in full swing, every comic book superhero from Captain America to Superman was pitching in to further the cause of U.S. interests. Wonder Woman especially was not sitting out the wave. The star-spangled Amazon had been growing in popularity, so naturally Superman-DC gave her her own title. Now, like Batman and Superman, she was appearing in more than one magazine, which pretty much constitutes the big leagues as far as comic book popularity is concerned.
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What is it that Superman stands for? Most of us would answer “truth, justice, and the American way…duh”. But believe it or not, it was originally just truth and justice. Which, don’t get me wrong, are pretty arduous and lofty ideals to fight for. So where does this whole “American way” come from? Aren’t truth and justice enough to make an ideal hero? Well…in an atmosphere that has American soldiers entering a second world war, no.
Superheroes and costumed vigilantes were the bread and butter of the comic book magazine industry. They were colorful he-men who took no guff from nobody but ddidn’tuse their abilities to abuse innocent people. They were like local sports stars everybody would cheer for. But as a group, they weren’t very diverse. Their costumes were different, but underneath they were all just a bunch of muscle-bound, wealthy white guys. This was the group that had the money, so popular art and commercial products were primarily aimed at pleasing them above everyone else (unfortunately this is still true for some products). And if you weren’t one of these wealthy white guys, these products would make you want to adjust your aesthetic tastes to be accepted into their sphere of influence. However, some felt that this pandering was a little too exclusive. William Moulton Marston was one of those people.