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Article by Gregg Katzman

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 SteelBatman 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!

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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!

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Batman v Superman

Review by Gregg Katzman

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The plot is pretty much in the title, isn’t it? We all know the Dark Knight (Ben Affleck) and the Man of Steel (Henry Cavill) will be at odds, but at least two Justice League movies have been announced, so we’re also pretty sure they’ll end up on the same side – it’s all in one of the trailers, after all. Anyone who has read a comic has seen the “heroes battle until they join forces” scenario countless times before. Does knowing that really matter, though? To some, it will. But to me, that isn’t what’s important. I don’t really care about “who will win?” I’m not on “team Batman” or “team Superman”. I’m here to see Warner Bros. and DC Comics give fans what they’ve craved for so long: a cinematic universe that’s full of familiar faces, both good and bad.  Seeing how everything actually plays out and how these characters are handled is far more important than strongly suspecting that they’ll end up as friends, or at least allies. Is their conflict forced or does it feel justified? Does the eventual team-up feel like a natural development, or is it there just to blatantly get us ready for Justice League movies? I’d say those are a few of the things that really matter. Besides, we’re all on team Wonder Woman, right?

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Batman v Superman

Batman vs. Superman: Who will win? On March 25th, everyone will finally have the chance to find out as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens in theaters! But you – yes, you – could be one of the very lucky fans that gets to see the hugely anticipated movie early! Not only will you get to see it early, but you’ll get to attend the U.S. premiere! Henry Cavill (Superman), Ben Affleck (Batman), Jesse Eisenberg (Lex Luthor), and many others from the cast and crew of BvS will be in New York City on March 20th for the U.S. premiere, and you now have the chance to be there as well! 19 lucky fans will receive a pair of tickets to the exciting U.S. premiere of the Dark Knight taking on the Man of Steel! Who will win? Hopefully you! Well, what are you waiting for, fans? Enter the contest below!

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Batman: Bad Blood

‘Cause baby now we got… an autographed Batman: Bad Blood poster! Sorry, the predictable Taylor Swift pun was just too tempting to resist. DC’s latest animated movie features the iconic Bruce Wayne, a.k.a. Batman, but this time around, it’s his supporting characters who are getting more of the spotlight!

Batman vanishes after a brutal fight with a new villain, the Heretic, and it’s up to the Dark Knight’s allies to make sure Gotham City is safe. Just like in the comics, Dick Grayson, a.k.a. Nightwing, puts on the cape and cowl, and patrols the city with Damian Wayne, a.k.a. Robin. They aren’t the only heroes in the DC city, though! Batwoman and Batwing also emerge, and it’ll take the entire team to battle the new threat that not only faces Gotham City, but also the world. If you want to learn more about the movie, CLICK HERE for our interviews with the talent and explaining why we think it’s worth a purchase!

To celebrate the animated film’s release, we’re giving away a big poster that’s autographed by the talent! It includes signatures from Yvonne Strahovski (Batwoman), Sean Maher (Nightwing), Travis Willingham (Heretic), Jay Oliva (director), and Phil Bourassa (character designer).

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Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice

As the release date of Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice gets closer, we continue to see more and more of what the movie will offer. The latest trailer was loaded with new footage, and now Warner Bros. and DC Comics have released character posters featuring the Trinity: Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Batman (Ben Affleck), and Superman (Henry Cavill). Check ’em out below!

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