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Article by Gregg Katzman

DC Rebirth has done an amazing job re-energizing my interest in the publisher’s fictional universe. The DC Rebirth Special was a brilliant way to begin the new direction and it’s so obvious that DC has a clear focus with each of these titles: celebrate what people love about these characters and teams. Go back to the basics, and then do something fresh with it. Don’t change things just for the sake of changing them. Instead, embrace the positive and run with it! So far, each and every title has managed to capture my interest; some more than others, obviously, but the fact that all of the titles have me wanting to see more proves that the publisher really has given this new direction everything they’ve got. Okay, I could go on and on about why I think DC Rebirth is a step in the right direction (you can read a coworker’s editorial about that here), but that’s not why you’re here. You’re here because you want to see what DC has to offer on this week’s new comic book day! So grab a drink, get comfortable, and prepare to get excited for brand new DC Rebirth issues!

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Ethan GL

In brightest day, in blackest night… let no contest escape my sight! Artist Ethan Van Sciver recently visited Midtown Comics to put his signature on copies of Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps: Rebirth #1 for dozens and dozens of fans, but that’s not all he signed. The man who has drawn countless ring-slingers also signed one of the very awesome DC Collectibles Hal Jordan action figures! Do you want to add this cool cosmic figure to your collection? All you need to do is enter the contest below!

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At the dawn of the Marvel Age, the company introduced new characters who had to deal with real world problems in a universe that was a fictional parallel of our own. In the mid 1960’s, as the Civil Rights movement was gaining steam, Marvel began introducing characters who would redefine an industry dominated by the idea that heroes had a tendency to come in only one color.

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Funko

Article by Jarrett Kruse

 

Unless you have been living under a rock the last few years, you know that FUNKO’s little POP! Vinyls line is a very big deal. While vinyl figures were not always for everyone, FUNKO has changed the landscape of collectibles and has produced a POP! that gets the thumbs up from even the most hardcore action figure junkie. MIDTOWN COMICS & ACTION FIGURE JUNKIES were able to catch up with Sean Wilkinson, the very busy Creative Director at FUNKO, as he gears up for Toy Fair ’16 in two weeks at the Jacob Javitts Center in New York City.

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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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