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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Gahl Buslov here! I’m one of the buyers for Midtown Comics, and I’ve got something I want to share with you.

I got a call from a publisher the other day, asking me if I would review an upcoming book for them, and if I liked it, and was so inclined, to then tell the world about it. Not an unusual request, but the source of the request was: Marvel! They wanted me to come down to the offices and review their new ongoing Nova series, by Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness. And it had to be done at the Marvel office, to ensure nothing was leaked. So that’s exactly what I did Thursday morning. Click through to read more! Spoilers will be clearly marked.

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The hit show Cake Boss is filming a very special episode for Spider-Man’s 50th anniversary this Saturday night in New York City and you’re invited!

Join Marvel creators and staff as they party it up on a NYC rooftop Spidey style! You’ll be part of an extremely limited and special event PLUS you’ll be on the TV show Cake Boss.  This will be the season finale episode for Cake Boss, so Buddy has gone all out for this Marvelous Spider-Man cake! And the best part? You get to eat the cake!!!

  • We want to see your best Marvel costumes! We want this event to be as MARVELous as possible and your cosplaying expertise will do just that!
  • This event will be limited to a very small guest list of COSTUMED Marvel fans. To be put on the list, email your name, age, and a photo of your Marvel costume to media@midtowncomics.com be sure to have CAKE BOSS EVENT in the subject line!
  • You will be informed of the location and time once you are confirmed. All guest must attend in a Marvel costume. This list will fill up extremely fast so don’t wait!

Excelsior!