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by Tom Hairston – Midtown Comics Times Square

Okay, so a lot of you out there might be thinking “I want to start reading the Avengers, but there are so many titles out there, what’s the difference between them? Are they all really Avengers books? Do I have to read them all to know what’s happening?”

Well don’t worry, I’m here to help as I’ve written a breakdown of what each of the “Avengers” titles are currently about, what audience they are aimed at, and of course, answering whether or not it actually is about the Avengers.

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Marvel Entertainment is going to conquer the world… the entertainment world, that is. Between the movies, cartoons and comics, Marvel pretty much controls a large portion of the entertainment market.

Then Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. debuted, and while the series has been unsteady, it’s another finger in another pie for Marvel.

That all changed very recently. More after the break.

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24 Jul, 2013

REVIEW: The Wolverine

Posted by Hal Johnson in: Reviews | No Comments

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The Wolverine heads into theaters on July 26th, and will mark Hugh Jackman’s 5th appearance on screen as the character (6th if you count his brief cameo in X-Men: First Class), and with the films script based loosely on the beloved Wolverine mini series by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller, fans are expecting the best Wolverine their ticket price can buy. But does this tale of ninja and samurai warriors deliver? For the sake of ease in weighing the good with the bad, it behooves us to make a list. (Spoilers ahead.)
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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 »

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Marvel cosplayers at the Marvel Cake Boss event. Photo by Ron Gejon.

This Monday, February 18th, at 9/8c, TLC’s hit series Cake Boss celebrates over fifty years of Spider-Man with a one of a kind super heroic cake that is nothing short of amazing!

In this special episode, Buddy, the Cake Boss himself,  is summoned to Marvel Entertainment’s headquarters and takes on the ultimate super heroic challenge- create a cake worthy of Spider-Man 50th Anniversary for a special rooftop celebration brought to you by Marvel and Midtown Comics! It’s a battle of super heroes and super villains as the team struggles to complete one of their most complicated cakes ever—but just what does that mean for everyone’s favorite Friendly Neighborhood Super Hero?

Don’t miss a moment of this historic event—check out TLC’s Cake Boss on Monday, February 18th at 9/8C!

For more on TLC’s Cake Boss, please visit http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/tv/cake-boss.

30 Jan, 2013

TOP 10 TOUGHEST MARVEL SUPERHEROES RIGHT NOW

Posted by Raphael in: Opinion | 6 Comments

MIDTOWN BLOGGERINOS! Raph here, with a sense of nostalgia. I happened to think about a list a few days ago, a list I didn’t like. In issue 70 of Wizard Magazine, way back in 1997, they had a list of the 10 toughest superheroes. At the time, I could understand some of their choices, but I was baffled by others. Normally, I try to be above the typical fanboy debates, because they can last forever without a clear cut winner. There’s plenty of reasons why Spider-Man loses to Iron Man, or Thor beats Wolverine… but I did happen to buy this issue of Wizard from our back issue bin, and thought, let’s have some fun! I’m going to follow the same basic rules Wizard did:

  1. We’re limiting these to active superheroes: the dead and the villainous need not apply (Sorry Professor X, Sentry, Molecule Man and Ares…) Anyone deceased as of Jan. 30th,2013  is disqualified.
  2. We’re also limiting this to a certain degree of power: let’s leave Galactus and co. out of this one.
  3. This is a knock-down, drag-out fight to the death. No one is holding back.

For the sake of sanity I’m limiting this list to Marvel, doing Marvel vs. DC just makes my head explode.

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