Midtown at Midnight: Doomsday Clock #1

Midtown at Midnight: Doomsday Clock #1

The mob crowded the shelves in anticipation. Midtown comics staff had to repeatedly ask the patrons to back up and give them room. You could feel the tension building like the inside of a pressure cooker. I was a little boy when the "Death of Superman" happened. I can imagine there were parallels. Hundreds of copies were being laid out across the wall of the store. The laying out of covers across the wall was a line deterrent. A line would have never worked in this case. 

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Guess Who Dominated Diamond's Top-10 Comics of October!

Guess Who Dominated Diamond's Top-10 Comics of October!

Without sounding like a love letter to DC Comics, DC killed it last month. October was Batman’s month. Metal and its tie-ins are flooding comic shops every week. Batman sells well, it doesn’t always mean it is written well. Of all the dark-matter Batmen, I thought that “The Dawnbreaker” had the best storytelling.

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DC Comics signed who!?!? Ultimate Team UP!

DC Comics signed who!?!? Ultimate Team UP!

I did not believe it at first. We are talking about a 21st century architect of Marvel Comics. There was a time when the man wrote half the titles. It was made official via DC Comics’ Twitter page. At Marvel he created such characters like Miles Morales and Jessica Jones. While also fleshing out characters like the Scarlet Witch.

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How to Catch the Next Wave with the Silver Surfer

How to Catch the Next Wave with the Silver Surfer

At his inception, the duo of Jack Kirby and Stan Lee teased the imagination of readers. Silver Surfer unfortunately hasn’t had the attention that is counterparts share. He was in a not so stellar Fantastic Four movie but when it comes to comics, the hero is a B-lister maybe a high C-list hero. 

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What 5 titles you aren’t checking out but should.

What 5 titles you aren’t checking out but should.

As much as I feel I read an array of independents, and the offerings of the likes of DC and Marvel. I felt it would be my obligation to see what people listed, I always love checking out new stories. I chose 5 titles to briefly go over that I felt were interesting and different. All 5 titles are very different than each other. It is nice to get an array, variety is the spice of life. 

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Which New Berger Book Will Reign Supreme?

Which New Berger Book Will Reign Supreme?

For the uninitiated, Karen Berger, to put it plainly was the founding editor of DC's Vertigo Comics imprint. She held that title from Vertigo's inception in 1993 until finally stepping down in 2012. Serving as custodian for bestselling comics such as, but not limited to Sandman, Preacher and Hellblazer. Since her departure from Vertigo/DC there haven’t be many rumblings on her resume.  And since then.....

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Panel for Panel #2: What are 24 Hour Comics?

Panel for Panel #2: What are 24 Hour Comics?

The offerings movies and television provide are quality. It doesn't stop there. With social media, anybody can create a comic and post it for their followers to view. That leads me to a comic challenge that I am not sure many people know about. The 24-hour comic, this poses the challenge to any comic book fan who has the guts or nerve to create a 24-page comic book in 24-hours. 

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From Podcast to Movie: "My Comic Book Country", A Documentary

From Podcast to Movie: "My Comic Book Country", A Documentary

Comic shops allow like minded individuals to gather and flex their geek muscles. I can literally spend hours talking to patrons and shop workers. “Our” shops hold special places in our hearts. Like gangland turf, you stay loyal, there is no shop better than yours. How does one gauge the effectiveness of a comic shop?

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What if Elektra Had Lived: A Look Back

What if Elektra Had Lived: A Look Back

It is not inappropriate to say that Daredevil wouldn’t be the Daredevil we know without Miller. Frank was writing and drawing the Daredevil ongoing series while he wrote this story. Frank transformed this character into a gritty, dark, Batman like character. If you wanted to know where the violence in the Daredevil Netflix show came from look no further than anything Frank Miller created for Daredevil.

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Panel for Panel #1: Michael Giuliano, Playwright and Tradesman

Panel for Panel #1: Michael Giuliano, Playwright and Tradesman

The Man's name is Michael Giuliano. You won't know him now but he has gained steam in local play writing communities in the Hudson Valley of New York and Fairfield County Connecticut. Two of his short plays have been shown. His play "Lovely Letters" has been performed coast to coast. Not only is he a playwright but he is a journalist for a local newspaper. He is an avid comic book collector who specialized in trade paperbacks and a nerd enthusiast.

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