Agent Venom

Flash Thompson has been a lot of things throughout the years. He’s been a bully. He’s been a friend. He’s been a teacher. But, most important of all, he’s now a hero. He didn’t need any kind of accident with radiation to become a hero. Instead, it was his courage that motivated him to become a better person; a selfless man who would put his life on the line to help someone else, and that’s exactly what he did after he joined the military. He may have been a jerk when he was young, but he’s always looked up to Spider-Man, and that alone is proof that he’s always had the desire to be a good guy. After suffering an injury while in combat, Flash eventually bonded with the Venom symbiote, a powerful alien that slithers on an individual and grants them impressive abilities, like superhuman strength, durability, and much more. Flash Thompson has come a long way since calling Peter Parker “Puny Parker” back in High School. He’s now traveling across the cosmos, helping people however he can in his new series Venom: Space Knight (click here to order). If you plan on following the new series – or if you’re already reading it – we want to make sure you get a proper connection to the hero. So, we have a few suggestions for you. There’s, of course, many more Agent Venom appearances floating around out there, but these are a great way to start learning about the character.

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This week we welcome Andrew back!  He got a super sneak peek at the full Deadpool movie and gives us the best review that he can legally do!  We also discuss the CW DC movie special and gush over the Suicide Squad trailer, plus Andrew got to spend a afternoon with Lex Luthor himself, Jesse Eisenberg!  No one claimed our gift card so we’re giving another simple way to win it this week!  All that and our top picks to read this week!

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Archie Valiant DC Marvel Image

Every single Wednesday, something amazing happens: new and magnificent comics go on sale! From space adventures to lighthearted tales, there’s always something for everyone to enjoy. The full list of new releases is pretty ginormous (click here to see everything that’s on sale). Because there are so many options to choose from, we’d love to give you a helping hand. Each week, we’re going to put two exciting comics from several publishers right in the spotlight. After you see what we recommend purchasing, visit the comments and share which comics you’re picking up!

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2016 COMICS

Goodbye, 2015. Hello, 2016! Everyone has their own reasons to look forward to the new year, but there’s one thing we can all agree on: there’s a lot of exciting new comic books coming out! Plenty of great titles will continue into 2016, but we’re going to take some time to shine a spotlight on just some of the many new comic book series that’ll go on sale in the next few months. Prepare to add more comics to your pull list, readers!

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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.

Don’t forget to check out our Black Friday sales!

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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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