Actor Hugh Jackman has said that Wolverine’s third solo film – which is apparently titled Wolverine and scheduled to open in 2017 – will be his last performance as the adamantium-clawed X-Man. Will it really be his last time playing the character, or will we be lucky enough to see him appear in a potential X-Force movie? Only time will tell, but right now there’s another question about the movie that’s on everyone’s mind: what’ll it be rated? The R-rated Deadpool was a hit at the box office – to be fair, it’s the passionate and clever people behind the movie that deserve the credit for that, not the rating – and now there are reports that the newest Wolverine movie will aim for an R rating as well. Will Wolverine’s third movie be the one fans have always wanted? We’ll find out in 2017, but for now, we want to make sure you do your Wolverine homework before seeing the comic book movie! There’s plenty of good Wolvie stories out there, but here are six that are mandatory reading.
07 Feb, 2016
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!
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01 Feb, 2016
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.
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!
26 Jan, 2016
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.
26 Jan, 2016
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!
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