DC Comics

#10-#8, #7-#5, #4-#3, #2-#1

By Raph Soohoo

Hands down, one of our most viewed posts on our blog has been the Toughest Marvel Heroes post we did about a year ago. It was an interesting revisit of something Wizard Magazine did years and years ago. I’ve been asked multiple times when we’d do a DC version of this list, so here it is! The criteria are as follows:

1)     Character has to be a hero, or does the right thing most of the time (sorry Zod).

2)     Character is not a being enhanced beyond measure (sorry White Lantern Kyle Rayner)

3)     This will measure the characters pre-Forever Evil. As of this writing, Forever Evil hasn’t resolved and we don’t know how that’s affected the characters.

4)     This is not a measure of power levels, this is about a fight to the finish between 2 characters.

5)     We’re going to rank them in terms of Win-Loss record vs. the other 9 characters.

Of course, this list is not the be-all, end-all list. In retrospect, guys like Apollo, Constantine, Swamp Thing, and Zatanna may feel left out. Feel free to add them in or disagree and post in the comments! There’s no absolute answer here, so have fun, and let the battle begin! Find the full countdown below!

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Help Midtown Comics Celebrate The 75th Anniversary of the Dark Knight!

Batman Day is Wednesday, July 23, and Midtown Comics is excited to celebrate this monumental event! Batman fans of all ages can come to any of our locations and find Batman comics, toysmerchandise, apparel, and more! If you can’t make it to our in-store event, find all of our Batman Day merchandise online here!

Best of all, we’ll have a number of free Batman goodies from DC for you to enjoy! Holy Smokes, Batman!

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 Midtown Comics is thrilled to release its first-ever exclusive action figure! The Funko line of POP! DC Universe continues with Midtown Comics’ exclusive 3 3/4″ vinyl Superman Red Son figure, ripped straight from the pages of Superman Red Son by Mark Millar and Dave Johnson.  Available on August 30, 2014, you can pre-order today and save 10%! This Superman did not grow up in Smallville!

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Free Comic Book Day

Midtown Comics is excited to celebrate Free Comic Book Day with two days this year – in-store on Saturday, May 3rd, and online on Monday, May 5th. This is one of the largest events in the comic book industry, and Midtown is gearing up for eager fans!


Midtown Comics  celebrates  Free Comic Book Day in-store on Saturday, May 3rd, by offering free new comics including every title from every publisher participating in this event.  Some of the hottest titles from Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse and Image Comics will be available with no purchase required, while supplies last.  Over two million comic books for readers of all ages will be given away by participating stores nationwide, introducing as many people as possible to the excitement of comic books! Please note: some titles will be in very limited quantities and are not expected to last all day, and we recommend that you arrive early.

Store hours:

FCBD starts at 8:00AM at Midtown Times Square, and 11:00AM at Grand Central and Downtown.


All FCBD titles will be posted online at approximately 11:00AM EST on Monday, May 05th and will be offered while supplies last.  We recommend that you order early. Please be aware that while the books are free, there is a handling fee per book.

2014 Midtown Exclusives:

What’s special only at Midtown:  This year we are thrilled to present our very own versions of the Free Comic Book Day book Future’s End from DC Comics and the Armor Hunters Special from Valiant Entertainment! Both feature the Midtown Comics logo and are ONLY available through Midtown Comics!

Future’s End is the place to jump on board DC Comics’ epic weekly series featuring tomorrow’s Dark Knight, Batman Beyond (making his first appearance in The New 52), battling an army of cyborgs to avert an Apocalypse in the future which could destroy the DC Universe of the present!

Armor Hunters features a group of the universe’s fiercest warriors, that have come to destroy the X-O Manowar for the good of all. What horrible secrets does the armor hold? And how many armors have they destroyed before this one? These answers and more are revealed in the Valiant Universe event of 2014 – and it all starts right here with exclusive previews, character designs, and interviews from the biggest guns the Valiant Universe has to offer!


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 Batman Black & White #4 premieres on December 11th, and our very own G-Man spoke to our good friend David Macho Gomez, who wrote the uncharacteristically uplifting story of the Dark Knight, Even in the Darkest Moments.

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