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Article by Jarrett Kruse

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.

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Article by Jarrett Kruse

 

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.

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       Liz here! I was lucky enough to get a chance to ask writer/artist Howard Chaykin some questions about his return to The Shadow for the first time in almost 30 years, with Dynamite Entertainment’s The Shadow: Midnight in Moscow #1 released May 7, New York City, and who would win in a fight; The Shadow or Batman. Keep reading to hear what Howard has to say!

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Tony Lee interviewed writer Chris Roberson (iZombie, Fables) and talks about his upcoming Doc Savage series from Dynamite Entertainment, and more! Doc Savage #1 is available for advance order now! Special thanks to Nick Barrucci at Dynamite.

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Bloggerinos! Raph here, with a conversation with Friend of Midtown, Matt Fraction! We talk mostly about his Marvel work, but I also got a peak at Satellite Sam, which is his latest series over at Image Comics! Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry »