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Review by Enrique Varona

The Suicide Squad is one of the coolest concepts in all of comics. An elite group of crooks and convicts forced to the dirty work for the government. It combines the thrills of The Dirty Dozen with the guilty pleasure of focusing on the villains of the DC Universe. David Ayer’s film adaptation had a lot of hype to live up to, both from the comic book community and the summer blockbuster crowd. Luckily, Suicide Squad not only lives up to the hype, it surpasses it in many ways. It is a strong entry in the emerging DC Cinematic Universe and exposes fans new and old to some of the best villains that DC has to offer.

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After a whole lot of anticipation, David Ayer’s Suicide Squad has finally arrived! Some of the employees here at Midtown Comics legitimately enjoyed the film and now they want to explain why! Above, we have a video review, and below we’ll provide links to our other reviews of the film. As you can imagine, there are A LOT of comic fans here at Midtown Comics (shocking, right?) so we’re going to offer plenty of opinions! Keep checking back for more coverage, but in the meantime, we hope you enjoy the three videos!

Also, friendly reminder that Suicide Squad: Rebirth #1 and Harley Quinn #1 – which are both jumping on points – are now available! Click the names to get your copies, or else we’re going to tell Amanda Waller that you’re totally interested in joining Task Force X.

The views expressed herein are solely those of the writer, and not Midtown Comics. Additionally, Midtown Comics makes no representations as to the accuracy of any of the information expressed herein.

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All Star Batman #1 variant cover by Tyler Kirkham

Scott Snyder returns to Batman’s world, and he’s teaming-up with artist John Romita Jr.! The first issue of All Star Batman will be available on August 10th, and the wonderful writer will be at Midtown Comics Downtown to celebrate the debut issue of his new comic with the Caped Crusader! Do you want to meet him and get some comics signed? We think it’s pretty safe to assume the answer is yes! Well, all you need to do is enter the contest below.

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Article by Gregg Katzman; cover by David Finch and Jordie Bellaire

This week, six DC Rebirth comics go on sale: Justice League: Rebirth #1, Batman #2, Aquaman #2, Green Lanterns #2, Superman #2, and Green Arrow #2. Well, I’ve read Batman #2 (by Tom King, David Finch, Jordie Bellaire, Matt Banning, and Danny Miki) and I’m here to tell you that it’s awesome. Were you planning to read Batman #2 no matter what I say about it? Odds are the answer is yes for many of you, but some of you out there may still be on the fence, or maybe you completely forgot that a new Dark Knight comic is available tomorrow. If you’re one of those people, hopefully the upcoming babbling will convince you to give it a shot. And for those already looking forward to the comic, I hope this gets you even more excited to read the Caped Crusader’s upcoming issue. Now, I’ll stop with the vague praise and get a little more specific, but don’t worry, this article is spoiler-free! 

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Article by Jarrett Kruse

Toy Fair is the Super Bowl for Action Figure Junkies and this year was a big one for AFJ, personally, since I got snowed out two of the four days in 2015. So it was all business for me in 2016 with a solid 16 appointments set up and a madcap schedule for the four day marathon event. By the time I came around to my DC COLLECTIBLES walk-through, I was pretty much spent for the day desperate to take a knee.  However, as if the doctor had pulled the paddles out and yelled, “CLEAR!!” to his staff, new life was brought to me in the form of DC COLLECTIBLES’ court jester, Mr. Jim Fletcher.

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This week is jam packed with guests, as our intrepid hosts Gavin, Gregg, and Ted interview Brad Walker (Aquaman), Declan Shalvey (Civil War II: Choosing Sides, Injection), Scott Snyder (Batman: Rebirth) and Tom King (Batman, The Vision)!

Also, our X-Men Apocalypse signed poster giveaway is extended ONE MORE WEEK!

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