Article by Enrique Varona. Art by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado.
My first issue of the Flash changed the way I looked at comics. It was during the Geoff Johnsrun, and the Flash was teaming up with Nightwing, fighting against Gorilla Grodd in the Flash Museum. It was an immediately exciting issue, but there was something more to it that hooked me; The Flash Museum itself. The Flash was smashing through exhibits focused on his villains, while Grodd tore through statues in his quest to vanquish his foe. There was a history to these characters, and their world. Nightwing and Flash were best friends, and referenced their past. It was a whole world of curiosity and adventure. With DC Rebirth, I feel this same sense of adventure. I feel a history, I feel a curiosity, I feel a smile creeping across my face as I turn every page. And it’s a feeling I welcome.
DC’s Rebirth has begun! Apparently, the publisher wanted this lesser-known dude named “Batman” to get his very own title and a Rebirth one-shot. We’ve never heard of this guy before, but we have heard he has some fans out there. So, we’re bringing in two excellent writers, Tom King and Scott Snyder, to sign copies of Batman Rebirth #1 and Batman #1 (King wrote both issues; Snyder co-wrote Rebirth #1 with King)! The limited signing will take place at Midtown Comics Downtown on Saturday, June 25th at 2pm. We’re raffling two hundred tickets to the event via the online contest below. It’s time to test your luck, Batman fans!
Article by Gregg Katzman; artwork by Jim Lee, Scott Williams, and Alex Sinclair
A few weeks ago, I attended the DC Universe: Rebirth Retailer Roadshow in New York. Dan Didio and Jim Lee’s presentation really won me over, and no, I’m not saying that because I’m an employee of Midtown Comics and my job relies on people still wanting to buy comics. Look, if I didn’t enjoy the event, I wouldn’t write about it – it’s that simple. But here I am, writing about DC Rebirth because I’m legitimately excited about it. And you know what? I think you should be excited, too. And no, it’s not a reboot.
WB and DC are still in the early stages of crafting their own cinematic universe. At the time of this writing, there are only two films in the shared universe (Man of Steel, Batman v Superman) and the third film, David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, is just months away. Beyond that, several movies have been announced all the way through 2020, but obviously, plans can change. Now, it’s looking like one of the stars of Suicide Squad could get her very own movie… and she could be sharing the spotlight with some friends!
Another Wednesday, another wave of excellent new comics! Every addition of new comic book day is worth looking forward to, but there really is a lot to get excited about this week. Marvel’s dropping Old Man Logan #4, Vertigo’s releasing Sheriff of Babylon #5, and, of course, DC has given the world the Wonder Woman: Earth One graphic novel. There are plenty of comics that are more than worthy of your time (see above for the full list), but there are also five #1 issues that we really enjoyed, so we want to make sure they’re on your radar. So, we’re about to briefly explain why you should give these new comics a chance. If the title sounds like a good time to you, go give it a shot. If not, maybe the next one will win you over! Either way, we hope you enjoy reading at least one comic this week!
After years of anticipation, Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is finally in theaters! We’ve created two spoiler-free reviews – watch us talk about it above and click here to read our extended thoughts – and now you have the chance to see the film and judge it for yourself. Maybe it’ll be one of your favorite comic book movies, maybe it won’t. But if you are reading this article, it should mean you’ve already seen the movie! If not, go away! There’s potential spoilers ahead! Seriously, shoo! For everyone else, here are the comics you should read after you’ve watched Batman v Superman. Not only will it allow you to appreciate some of the nods that popped up in the film, but they’ll also help you prepare for some of the future DC Comics and Warner Bros. movies.
Some of the below collections are currently out of stock online, but they’re still available in the three Midtown Comics stores!