Batman and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been incredibly popular for decades now. But Batman and the Ninja Turtles teaming-up? It seemed like a crossover that would be limited to a fan’s imagination. Now, DC and IDW Publishing have joined forces to make this dream come true. The Ninja Turtles – along with Shredder and the Foot Clan – find themselves in the concrete jungle that the Dark Knight has sworn to protect: Gotham City. What will it be like when these two sides meet? Which of Gotham’s heroes and villains will show up, and how will they play a role? Can the Ninja Turtles keep up with the Caped Crusader? The Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles limited series will go on sale December 9, and we were lucky enough to read the debut issue a little early. Thankfully, the issue lived up to the hype, and we want to tell you why it’s worth picking up! Don’t worry, this article is SPOILER-FREE!
06 Nov, 2015
Welcome to the very first edition of the Midtown Comics Clash! For our first question, we wanted to know which big 2016 comic book movie fans are more excited to see: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice or Captain America: Civil War? While the two movies do have some obvious parallels (e.g. heroes fighting over ideologies; introduction of new heroes), these two movies look like they’ll also be very, very different. The Marvel Cinematic Universe and the DC Extended Universe are at totally different stages, and both are setting out to accomplish completely different things with these blockbuster movies. Obviously, Marvel Studios and Warner Bros./DC are going for very different tones with these two films and there’s sure to be plenty of other differences, but if you had to pick one of them, which one would it be? Before revealing the poll’s current status, we thought it would be fun to ask this question to the staff in our Times Square store. Spoiler alert: one movie receives way more love.
02 Nov, 2015
If you’re reading this article, then the odds are pretty good you’re at least somewhat interested in comic books! If so, we’re happy to say that walking through the New York Historical Society’s Superheroes in Gotham exhibit is something we absolutely recommend! It really doesn’t matter if you’re brand new to the medium, a casual fan of superheroes, or a longtime mega fan, because the exhibit has something for everyone to appreciate. From a detailed spotlight of popular characters’ earliest moments, to an insightful look at how the characters took over popular culture, the exhibit is not only educational, but also a ton of fun! Oh, and we can’t help but love the fact they have one of the Batmobiles from the classic 1966 Batman show right at the museum’s entrance!
27 Oct, 2015
CBS’ Supergirl is finally here, and it made quite a debut. There’s already a good amount of comic book TV shows on the air and there’s even more on the horizon, but last night’s Supergirl premiere showed that superhero fatigue has not set in! The brand new comic book show, which stars Melissa Benoist as Kara Zor-El/Supergirl, received a whopping 12.9 million viewers! Only time will tell whether or not a majority of viewers stick around, but so far, the Kryptonian’s show is off to an incredibly strong start!
Thanks to a whole lot of charm, humor, relatable characters, and overwhelming sense of optimism, it’s looking like Supergirl could be the lighthearted and family-friendly comic book show that millions of fans – from young viewers to longtime comic readers – across the globe can enjoy! The fact there’s some pretty good special effects, entertaining action scenes with superpowers, and major easter eggs doesn’t hurt, either! And with that ending, we’re absolutely interested in seeing how everything will play out, as well as finding out which other villains may pop up.
What do you think about the brand new show, Mighty Midtowners? Are you left wanting to watch more adventures with Supergirl, or are you not going to tune in for the second episode? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
As the New York Mets fight to enter the World Series, they’re no longer being viewed by some fans as just another sports team – they’re being viewed as a superhero sports team! With two of the team’s fan-favorite pitchers taking superhero names – Dark Knight and Thor – some fans are having fun thinking about which Marvel and DC heroes the other athletes can represent. Well, Monkeys Fighting Robots took time to match the rest of the team with appropriate heroes, so we want to share some extra commentary on the site’s picks!