Valiant Comics’ iconic hero, Aric of Dacia, a.k.a. X-O Manowar, has a brand new series on the way! Written by Matt Kindt and featuring artwork by Tomas Giorello (for the first story arc, that is), the can’t-miss debut comic will go on sale March 22nd. To celebrate the cosmic character’s new adventure, we’re joining forces with the publisher to give one very lucky fan an extra awesome X-O Manowar prize pack! You can enter that cool contest at the bottom of this article, but before you do that, read our interview with Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons about why you shouldn’t miss X-O Manowar’s new title!
Midtown Comics attended the Logan red carpet here in NYC! With a mic in Gregg’s hand and John controlling the video camera, the Dynamic Duo were able to interview multiple people at the star-studded event! Watch the video above for conversations with actor Hugh Jackman, screenwriter Michael Green, producer Hutch Parker, actress Elise Neal, and actors James Moses Black and Richard E. Grant! They’re spoiler-free!
When I receive messages from new Junkies asking what action figure line is a good one to start with, I have found that I am always pointing them to Diamond Select Toys’ Marvel Select line. Why? You simply cannot get more bang for your hard earned buck. DST’s signature oversized library book spine packaging (amazingly helpful for storage) and some of the best sculpts in this price range make the Marvel Select line a must have for collectors. But here’s the kicker: most of them are just $25 on MidtownComics.com making them the ultimate starter kit figures for the “Make Mine Marvel” crowd that is looking for a little something extra in their Select choice.
This week the show has a big announcement, plus interviews with David Pepose about his new Action Lab comic Spencer & Locke, Matthew Rosenberg about Kingpin #1, and James Tynion IV about Batwoman Rebirth.
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Toy Fair is the Super Bowl for Action Figure Junkies and this year was a big one for AFJ, personally, since I got snowed out two of the four days in 2015. So it was all business for me in 2016 with a solid 16 appointments set up and a madcap schedule for the four day marathon event. By the time I came around to my DC COLLECTIBLES walk-through, I was pretty much spent for the day desperate to take a knee. However, as if the doctor had pulled the paddles out and yelled, “CLEAR!!” to his staff, new life was brought to me in the form of DC COLLECTIBLES’ court jester, Mr. Jim Fletcher.
Midtown Comics & AFJ were lucky enough this month to meet up with two of the busiest Junkies in the toy business. Zach & Chuck (see credentials below) are two of the most important cogs in the Diamond Select Toys operation which is a “spin-off” of their very well known parent company, Diamond Comic Distributors which as we all know is the only game in town. Now the sights are set on complete pop culture world domination as DST continues to wow toy Junkies everywhere with their wide and varied lines of not just action figures but all sorts of licensed products ranging from statues, vinyl banks, Minimates and full-size vehicles from your favorite TV & Movie properties.