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By Thomas Hairston

As I am writing this E3, or as it is better known, Christmas for Gamers, is going on. It’s when all the video game creators and publishers come out and say “Hey, here’s everything that we’re making, here’s all of our announcements, go pre-order it now!” It’s the time of year when a bunch of programmers turn into rock stars and we all cross our fingers and hope that the Last Guardian gets a release date (it won’t, just accept it now and you’ll be a lot happier).

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Batman No. 27

By Jacobus Dixon

Now as much of a smash that Action Comics #1 was, it was by no means the first comic book cover. And Superman was not the first recurring famous character. Characters like Doc Savage, The Shadow, Slam Bradley (also a Siegel and Shuster creation), Buck Rogers, and Flash Gordon were quite famous already and had their own fan bases to boot. However, none equaled Superman when it came to sales. The simple-but-appealing back-story, combined with amazing powers to take on current societal ills, wrapped in a dynamic costume really stuck out for readers. What happens when you’re digging and strike gold? Well, you’re gonna mine that vein till it’s dry! Which is exactly what National Comics (remember they weren’t DC just yet) were going to do.

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exclusives

It’s that time again. The weather is getting nicer, the days are getting longer, and your comic book list just keeps piling up! It’s summer, which means it’s time for new Midtown Exclusives! We’ve put together this helpful guide to showcase our new variant covers, connecting covers, and exclusive items for the next three months! Read on below for more details below!

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Action Comics #1

By Jacobus Dixon

People say to never judge a book by its cover. Well…in the world of comics, that saying tends to be thrown out the window entirely. Ideally, you buy a comic for the art as much as for the storytelling. However, since comics are a visual medium, the art tends to sometimes overshadow the writing in terms of appeal. As a result, it’s what draws crowds to the work in the first place if it’s a new series with a new creative team. And where’s the best place to showcase this art? Well, on the cover of course! The best covers are the ones that capture a purified form of what the story inside is about, and what ideas, events, and characters are featured. As time’s marched on, we’ve been treated to an amazing amount of incredible covers that have launched the franchises of several popular characters. These covers also helped defined popular culture and launched the careers of many artists and creators and made their niche in the pop world. I would like to take a look at some of these covers and figure out just what it is that makes them so famous (or infamous) in our minds’ eye.

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DC Comics

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By Raph Soohoo

The Top 10 Toughest DC Superhero Countdown comes to an epic conclusion today with #2-#1! Are you surprised by the top two? Outraged, even? Read on below and let us know your thoughts!

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 Midtown Comics is thrilled to release its first-ever exclusive action figure! The Funko line of POP! DC Universe continues with Midtown Comics’ exclusive 3 3/4″ vinyl Superman Red Son figure, ripped straight from the pages of Superman Red Son by Mark Millar and Dave Johnson.  Available on August 30, 2014, you can pre-order today and save 10%! This Superman did not grow up in Smallville!

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