DC Looney Tunes Variant Covers Midtown Comics

If you thought DC’s super-powered team-ups couldn’t get any crazier, think again.  Introducing DC’s new line of Looney Tunes variant covers coming this November!  At this point you might be asking yourself, what can be expected from this new lineup?  Well, DC’s greatest heroes now find themselves teaming up with characters such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety, Porky Pig, and the rest of the Looney Tunes gang.  To help you get acquainted with all of these new covers, we have created another one of our handy cover guides, Looney Tunes style!

Check out the beefy list that follows and be sure to post your thoughts on these crazy new covers in the comments section below.  Please enjoy the read!

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02 Jun, 2015

DC Freebies For June!

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Masks

DC Comics fans are in for a treat this month, as the company is releasing free posters, temporary tattoos, ID cards, and stickers every Wednesday in June! We’ll also have limited edition masks for sale each week for only $1.25! Stop by Midtown Comics to pick up the following free items while supplies last!

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By Jacobus Dixon

It was bad enough having to contend with Captain Marvel, but now Superman-DC (the nickname given to comics from National Allied Publications and Detective Comics Inc. as they unofficially merged) had to deal with Captain America as well. One was a living childhood fantasy; the other was a super-idealized form of what happens when you mix nationalism and super heroics. Yeah, Superman’s great, but he’s a grown up while Captain Marvel is actually still a kid doing amazing things. And it’s fun watching Batman and Robin take on the Joker with nothing but their manpower and wits, but Captain America is fighting the real threat of German spies. While both Batman and Superman are certainly not devoid of neither childhood fantasy nor real world danger (or at least as real as it gets in terms of comic book writing), those subjects did not feature as strongly in their stories. So how did they contend with characters that used them as a solid foundation?

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Batman

By Jacobus Dixon

While he still had a little ways to go in terms of reaching Superman levels of fame, Batman was still a pretty big hit for National Comics. But with the addition of Robin, that popularity doubled to the point where National thought it would be a good idea to give him his own title. Even with characters like Superman, there was always a little trepidation on giving a character their own magazine. Mostly because there was always the question of: “well, yeah…People like their individual stories, but will they read four consecutive stories with that character?” So far, Superman’s appearances in two magazines hadn’t hurt his image. But Batman wasn’t Superman…

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By Jacobus Dixon

With the arrival of Whiz Comics #2 (later renumbered to #1) and Captain Marvel, National Comics had some true competition against Superman, their star seller. What tipped the balance was a demographic that neither National Comics nor Fawcett Publications really paid much heed to, children. Ever since their onset, comic book magazines were really meant to be an all-ages form of entertainment. And all ages did indeed read them. From Little Lulu to Tarzan to Gasoline Alley, readers from a variety of demographics would indulge in the books to get some disposable entertainment while on the go or whenever they had a little downtime. As long as there was a demand for the comics, the publishers were happy to print them. As long as the profits came in, who cared who was paying for them? Although Captain Marvel was definitely not the first comic to feature a series based around a child or children, it combined the sensibilities of those previous comics with that of the superhero genre, and as a result swayed many children away from Superman to Captain Marvel.

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There’s been a lot of talk about the events that take place in Grant Morrison’s Batman Inc. #8 recently. And whenever big news happens in the comic book world, Midtown Comics is there to comment! If you haven’t read Batman Inc. #8 yet, you may not want to watch…