02 Jun, 2015

DC Freebies For June!

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Masks

DC Comics fans are in for a treat this month, as the company is releasing free posters, temporary tattoos, ID cards, and stickers every Wednesday in June! We’ll also have limited edition masks for sale each week for only $1.25! Stop by Midtown Comics to pick up the following free items while supplies last!

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Midtown Comics has created two new contests for you to enter! This time, we’re giving away a signed/sketched cover of Justice League #0 by Jeff Lemire as well as a signed/sketched cover of Divinity #1 by Matt Kindt!!

These contests will last from 03/03/15 – 03/25/15. You can submit multiple entries by Liking our page on Facebook, Following us on Twitter, Following us on Pinterest, and Tweeting at us daily about the contest. Also, since Jeff and Matt recently appeared on the Midtown Comics Podcast, listen to the upcoming episode this Monday 03/09 for a “Secret Word” to enter and gain 5 ADDITIONAL ENTRIES!

Read on for more details below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

  1. In order to enter the contest, you must Like our Midtown Comics page on Facebook.
  2. To earn additional entries and increase your chances of winning, you can follow us on Twitter and tweet, “I entered to win a signed sketch cover by @JeffLemire from Midtown Comics!”. You can then submit the URL of your Tweet to Rafflecopter. Please note, that you can only tweet this once per day.!”. You can then submit the URL of your Tweet to Rafflecopter. Please note, that you can only tweet this once per day.
  3. You can also refer friends to gain additional entries.
  4. You can follow us on Pinterest as well!
  5. You can gain 5 ADDITIONAL ENTRIES by submitting the Midtown Comics Secret Word that we’ll release on our Podcast on 03/09!

 

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

  1. In order to enter the contest, you must Like our Midtown Comics page on Facebook.
  2. To earn additional entries and increase your chances of winning, you can follow us on Twitter and tweet, “I entered to win a signed sketch cover by @mattkindt from Midtown Comics!”. You can then submit the URL of your Tweet to Rafflecopter. Please note, that you can only tweet this once per day.
  3. You can also refer friends to gain additional entries.
  4. You can follow us on Pinterest as well!
  5. You can gain 5 ADDITIONAL ENTRIES by submitting the Midtown Comics Secret Word that we’ll release on our Podcast on 03/09!

 

Thank you for entering, and good luck! The winner will be notified around 4pm on 03/25/15

Remember our DC Bombshells Covers Guide? How about our recent DC Selfies Covers Guide? Well, DC is currently releasing an all new army of LEGO covers for its ongoing series! Read on for the complete guide and release dates of these wacky, fun-filled LEGO variants!

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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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By Tom Hairston

This month Marvel has once again released several new ongoing series, and something caught my eye about three of them, The Legendary Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon, and Storm. These three titles might seem like they’ve got very little in common, but I couldn’t help but notice that each of these three characters have always been viewed solely as Team Characters — characters that would only be seen on their respective teams and never have their own solo series (Star-Lord had his own series in Marvel’s European line of books, but that whole line was considered by many to be only semi-cannon, plus this Star-Lord is so different from the old European incarnation I’m not counting it for this argument). And I for one love that they’re getting their own series, because it’s been a long time since “team characters” were allowed to break out on their own. In the old days, being on a team was kind of like your pathway to getting your own series, but most recently if a team is full of popular characters, those characters tend to just appear on more teams.

So hopefully we’ll see some more “team characters” get their own series, because everybody out there who picks up the Avengers, Justice League, X-Men, or any other team book has their favorite character on that team, and they want to see those characters break out on their own adventures. So for those fans, I’ve put together our list of the top five characters we would love to see break out into their own series.

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