Deadpool

Director Tim Miller’s Deadpool won’t open in theaters until February 12th, but some of the Midtown Comics staff had the opportunity to see the R-rated comic book movie a little early! So, how’d they feel about it? Did Deadpool’s R-rating pay off? Read on to find out! And yes, the reactions are spoiler-free! 

Get Deadpool comics, collectibles, and more here: http://bit.ly/1641z2Q

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Funko

Article by Jarrett Kruse

 

Unless you have been living under a rock the last few years, you know that FUNKO’s little POP! Vinyls line is a very big deal. While vinyl figures were not always for everyone, FUNKO has changed the landscape of collectibles and has produced a POP! that gets the thumbs up from even the most hardcore action figure junkie. MIDTOWN COMICS & ACTION FIGURE JUNKIES were able to catch up with Sean Wilkinson, the very busy Creative Director at FUNKO, as he gears up for Toy Fair ’16 in two weeks at the Jacob Javitts Center in New York City.

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Frank Miller

 

This isn’t a mudhole. This is an article praising Frank Miller’s work! Today, the writer and artist turns 59 years-old, so to celebrate, we’re going to point you in the direction of some of his unforgettable and critically-acclaimed comics. From the Batman story everyone knows to his work with Marvel’s Wolverine, below are several of Miller’s iconic comics. If you’ve missed out on any of them, now is the time to fix that mistake! He’s become such a big name in the industry for a reason, after all!

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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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Old Man Logan

Article by Gregg Katzman

Back in 2008, writer Mark Millar and artist Steve McNiven presented a whole new take on James Howlett, a.k.a. Wolverine, in the story arc Old Man Logan. It’s a bleak future where the villains have finally won. The heroes have fallen and the foes have each claimed different territories across the United States. Thanks to his accelerated healing factor and slowed aging, Wolverine still lives, but he’s stopped popping his claws and slashing bad guys. Instead, he attempts to live a peaceful and simple life with his new family, and it’s all because something in his past traumatized him and made him give up being a hero. Seeing as some of you out there still haven’t read Millar and McNiven’s Old Man Logan, I won’t be the one to spoil the twist for you; go read it before someone else does ruin the surprise!

Last year, writer Brian Michael Bendis, artist Andrea Sorrentino, and colorist Marcelo Maiolo were able to bring Old Man Logan back because Secret Wars created a new Marvel Earth, and a chunk of Old Man Logan’s dark reality happens to be a section of it. Now that this future version of Wolverine exists in the new Marvel Universe, a brand new volume is going to focus purely on the adamantium-clawed anti-hero. I’m very excited for this new volume, and you know what? I think you should be, too!

Order Old Man Logan #1 here: http://bit.ly/1KABzOF

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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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