21 Apr, 2017

INTERVIEW: Mezco Toyz

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Get Mezco figures & collectibles here: http://bit.ly/2pNCKdr

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Article by Jarrett Kruse

Article by Jarrett Kruse

While back East for my dentist’s STAR WARS themed wedding (not kidding), I was able to catch up with Mez and he was nice enough to give AFJ & MIDTOWN COMICS an exclusive interview about his company’s flagship line of action figures. Not only is he an incredibly knowledgeable guy, Mez is exactly what this industry needs–someone that truly gives a damn what you guys are spending your hard earned cash on and wants to make the best possible product. There was no MEZCO before this Mez which means that he is an entrepreneur that took a chance on himself and believing in something he loved could become a career. Now he is at the top of his game and the talk of the toy world. Never underestimate a kid from NYC with a dream.

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FCBD

Good news, everyone! It’s almost time for Free Comic Book Day! Midtown Comics is excited to celebrate yet another excellent edition of Free Comic Book Day, both in-store on Saturday, May 6th, and online on Monday, 8th! All of the FCBD titles from every participating publisher will be offered for free, with no purchase required, in-store and online while supplies last. We’ll also have special Midtown-branded editions of TWO FCBD Marvel Entertainment and DC Comics releases! Read on for more info on those exclusives, True Believers!

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Happy new comic book day, everyone! As always, we have a video that shows off this week’s can’t-miss comics, and we even preview a few and ask the staff for their recommendations! Enjoy watching the video below!

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Read Moon Knight comics here: https://goo.gl/2a63zG

Article by Gregg Katzman; artwork by Alan Davis

Article by Gregg Katzman; artwork by Alan Davis

A lot of characters and teams deserve their own Marvel Netflix show. Shang-Chi, Blade, and Daughters of the Dragon immediately come to mind. It would be so easy to make a list like “10-20 characters who need a Netflix show” – there are that many good options to choose from! There really is a lot of potential out there, but my top pick has remained the same for the past few years: Marc Spector, a.k.a. Moon Knight.

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Venom comics & collectibles: https://goo.gl/yp4RY6

Spider-Man comics & collectibles: https://goo.gl/Ev9LwW

Venom Sony

Article by Gregg Katzman; artwork by Mark Bagley, Randy Emberlin, and Bob Sharen

“Do you need Spider-Man in Venom’s first movie?” I’m guessing 9 out of 10 comic book fans will quickly answer “yes” to that question. After all, Spidey plays a huge role in Eddie Brock becoming Venom (read Amazing Spider-Man #300), and then the wall-crawler continues to play a big part in Venom’s story. The frightening foe’s a twisted reflection of the friendly hero and the two have had their fair share of memorable stories over the years. Like it or not, they’re strongly connected. That said, can you rework Venom’s story to not include Spider-Man? Yes, it’s definitely possible. Should you, though? Well, that all depends on what they’re bringing to the table, doesn’t it?

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Iron Fist vs Shang-Chi

Article by Gregg Katzman. Unless you strongly disagree with this list, then it definitely isn’t by Gregg.

To celebrate Marvel and Netflix’s new Iron Fist show and the new Iron Fist comic series (by Ed Brisson and Mike Perkins), we’re going to list some of the other top hand-to-hand combatants in the Marvel Universe! Obviously, the Marvel Universe is a biiiiiiig place and it’s full of talented fighters, so some of your favorites may not appear below. Seriously, we’d have dozens and dozens of names on an “honorable mentions” list – Moon Knight, Deadpool, Taskmaster, so on and so on! If you feel like there’s a Marvel character who deserves some extra respect, give them some love in the comments – feel free to make reading recommendations to your fellow fans, too!

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