Batman Thanksgiving

First and foremost, HAPPY THANKSGIVING! While you spend time with your family and enjoy ridiculous amounts of delicious food, it’s also fun to take a moment and think about how some of the families in comic books may spend the holiday together. So, we complied a list of some of the most interesting and memorable families that the world of comics has to offer! DC’s cosmic New Gods. Valiant’s Quantum and Woody. The Graysons in Invincible. The Gordons in DC. Marvel’s Asgardians. There’s dozens of choices out there, so if your favorite family isn’t below, go ahead and give them some love in the comments.

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Jessica Jones Netflix

Marvel and Netflix’s first project together, Daredevil, has received a whole lot of love from fans. With a darker tone and plenty of time to flesh out its characters, Daredevil left many comic book fans anxiously waiting for the second season of the man without fear’s show. However, before the agile hero returns for new episodes, another Marvel character is stepping into the spotlight: Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter). Now that some of the Midtown Comics Times Square employees had the weekend to watch some – or all – of Jessica Jones, it’s time to share their thoughts on Marvel’s second Netflix show! Spoiler alert: We all think it’s really, really good.

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year… to be a comic book fan! Finding that perfect gift for someone you care about can be a difficult and tricky process, so we want to make the shopping experience is as easy for you as possible! If the person you’re shopping for loves comic books, well, this list is for you! We guarantee that they’ll adore at least one of the items below! And don’t forget about our Black Friday sales – it’s a great way to pick up some awesome stuff while saving some money!

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Jessica Jones Marvel Netflix

Marvel and Netflix’s first series, Daredevil, was a great, character-driven escape from all of the big screen spectacle that’s seen in Marvel Studios’ films. The stakes were no longer global or even just national – they were confined to part of a city, and the multiple hour-long episodes gave viewers a much better chance to delve into the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s version of New York and the interesting characters who populate it. Now, we’re getting a chance to further explore the MCU’s Big Apple as another hero steps into the spotlight: Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter). The series will be available on Netflix this Friday (11/20/15), but we had a chance to check it out early. So far, it’s a terrific follow-up to the Man Without Fear’s show!

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Batman v Superman Captain America Civil War

By Gregg Katzman

Welcome to the very first edition of the Midtown Comics Clash! For our first question, we wanted to know which big 2016 comic book movie fans are more excited to see: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice or Captain America: Civil War?  While the two movies do have some obvious parallels (e.g. heroes fighting over ideologies; introduction of new heroes), these two movies look like they’ll also be very, very different. The Marvel Cinematic Universe and the DC Extended Universe are at totally different stages, and both are setting out to accomplish completely different things with these blockbuster movies. Obviously, Marvel Studios and Warner Bros./DC are going for very different tones with these two films and there’s sure to be plenty of other differences, but if you had to pick one of them, which one would it be? Before revealing the poll’s current status, we thought it would be fun to ask this question to the staff in our Times Square store. Spoiler alert: one movie receives way more love.

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Quite a treat located right at the museum’s entrance!

If you’re reading this article, then the odds are pretty good you’re at least somewhat interested in comic books! If so, we’re happy to say that walking through the New York Historical Society’s Superheroes in Gotham exhibit is something we absolutely recommend! It really doesn’t matter if you’re brand new to the medium, a casual fan of superheroes, or a longtime mega fan, because the exhibit has something for everyone to appreciate. From a detailed spotlight of popular characters’ earliest moments, to an insightful look at how the characters took over popular culture, the exhibit is not only educational, but also a ton of fun! Oh, and we can’t help but love the fact they have one of the Batmobiles from the classic 1966 Batman show right at the museum’s entrance!

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