Comics

About that Comic Book Sale Inside the Lobster Joint this Weekend; New Food Truck Coming Soon

Posted November 24, 2014 at 9:19 am

It would be dope if this was permanent, but alas, this is the new Lower East Side and a comic book store won’t do. What you see here was a temporary sale inside the now-former Lobster Joint. The flea market of sorts lasted all weekend, with various issues culled from all decades priced at $1 and […]

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Revisiting the Comic Strips of ‘Village Voice’ Cartoonist M. Wartella

Posted December 18, 2013 at 10:00 am

Award-winning Village Voice cartoonist M. Wartella has just published a new coffee table book featuring his comic strips. Wartella’s Strip Show will be available in stores on January 14. His weekly “Runnin’ Scared” column for the paper sometimes focused on the gentrification of the Lower East Side, particularly the rampant change along the Bowery. (Love […]

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Recap: Jack Kirby Museum Pop Up Opens on Delancey

Posted November 5, 2013 at 10:28 am

Last night was the opening of miLES newest storefront project, the Jack Kirby Museum pop up. Lots of Kirby fans were in attendance to check out the amazing artwork on display and to meet museum trustee Rand Hoppe. There was also a cool timeline showing Kirby’s life on the LES, which included census records from […]

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Jack Kirby Museum Opens Week-Long Exhibit at 178 Delancey Tonight

Posted November 4, 2013 at 5:33 am

After an uber-successful Kickstarter campaign for its “Storefront Transformer,” the miLES initiative from Fourth Arts Block is kicking off the season with a pop-up exhibit featuring the late, iconic illustrator Jack Kirby. This is the first of seven week-long installments aimed at transforming the under-used 178 Delancey Street into a “neighborhood hub” with various themes. […]

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The Real Cost of Being Batman, Then vs. Now

Posted July 17, 2013 at 11:22 am

What is the estimated real life cost of being Batman in the thirties versus today?

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Post-Punk Comic Book Stars

Posted May 22, 2013 at 12:01 pm

What do you get when you cross 80’s icons with the Justice League? Awesomeness.

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“Stop Superheroes” on the Lower East Side

Posted February 29, 2012 at 6:28 am

Walking the northern stretch of Ludlow Street, you may have come across this comical wanted poster for the Man of Steel himself.

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The Check that Bought Superman from Siegel and Shuster in 1938

Posted October 28, 2011 at 6:41 am

It makes the blood boil to think that Detective Comics, Inc. (DC) acquired the exclusive rights to the character in 1938 for a bottom-dollar price.

Captain America Full-Length Trailer Released [Video]

Posted March 24, 2011 at 11:02 am

For a brief period last summer, Manchester, England was transformed into the Lower East Side. Teaser trailer after the jump!

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Detroit to Play Gotham in “Batman: Dark Knight Rises”

Posted January 12, 2011 at 4:05 pm

New York City is simply not gritty enough anymore to play “Gotham” in Batman movies.

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