Mets Superheroes comics

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!

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Spider-Man Superman Spider-Gwen NYCC

Hey Mighty Midtowners! As you likely know by now, the enormous and oh-so-exciting New York Comic Con 2015 is almost here! From October 8th-11th, the Javits Center will be filled with a sea of fans – each one anxious to see what kind of things they can purchase and thoroughly excited to attend panels. Obviously, one mandatory stop is OUR booth! We’re located at #2036 and we’ll have 20% OFF all comics and graphic novels, and some VERY cool exclusives. Pretty awesome, right? Touring the floor is always good fun, but if you’ve ever been to NYCC before, you know it’s important to plan ahead! So, we here at Midtown Comics want to make sure you’re prepared for all that NYCC will have to offer! There’s of course PLENTY to check out, but we’ve found 10 panels that we think are very deserving of your time. After you’ve read our suggestions, chime in with your NYCC schedule in the comments – you just may motivate someone else to attend a panel!

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DC Looney Tunes Variant Covers Midtown Comics

If you thought DC’s super-powered team-ups couldn’t get any crazier, think again.  Introducing DC’s new line of Looney Tunes variant covers coming this November!  At this point you might be asking yourself, what can be expected from this new lineup?  Well, DC’s greatest heroes now find themselves teaming up with characters such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety, Porky Pig, and the rest of the Looney Tunes gang.  To help you get acquainted with all of these new covers, we have created another one of our handy cover guides, Looney Tunes style!

Check out the beefy list that follows and be sure to post your thoughts on these crazy new covers in the comments section below.  Please enjoy the read!

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Midtown Comics is excited to present another guide to the recently released DC Comics Bombshells Covers – Round 2! Follow this guide and complete your collection of these rare comics while they’re still in stores!

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By Dan Gladston

Here at Midtown Comics, we LOVE movies… especially those about our favorite superheroes and super-teams.  We’ve created a list of some of the most anticipated upcoming films from the DC cinematic universe.  If you’re looking for the inside scoop on some of the hottest upcoming DC Comic book films, we’ve got you covered!

Please enjoy the list that follows and we hope you post your thoughts, concerns, and opinions to the comments section below!

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By Jacobus Dixon

By the winter of 1940, superheroes were causing funny book magazines to just fly off the newsstands. They were an odd blend or mythology and athleticism wrapped in a brilliant package of primary colors. They often lived fulfilling lives as prosperous or wealthy men, but men still hungry for adventure. And almost all of their adventures involved finding the source of their problems and delivering a killer knockout blow to them. It was like watching a sports event with higher stakes and a team that you knew would win, but not how. And even though the hero’s tactics to triumph were often completely exaggerated and unrealistic, it didn’t matter! That was part of the fun. It would have been like saying Popeye was terrible because he misrepresents what spinach can do for you. But people didn’t read Popeye comic strips and watch Popeye cartoons because they wanted to see the effects of spinach on human physiology, nor did they read superhero comics for real solutions to the financial inequities of the Depression and American life in general. They wanted to be entertained, and seeing a colorfully clad athlete sock a local street tough or thieving businessman was just what they were looking for.  But what was the next step? How do you keep these characters from going stale? Well…grouping them together to form some kind of team seemed like a good idea. And that’s exactly what All-American Publications did.

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