Updated on 16 October, 2021
"At Metropolis Comics, our intention is to offer our valued clients with authentic, hard-to-find, high quality collector's items of all types." This statement from owner Tom Wolk would not be out of place. Since 1985, the company has prided itself on its commitment to our valued customers and has continuously been working hard to maintain and improve the quality of our products. We have received accolades from industry professionals including IDW (International Toy Collectible Club), providing hundreds of great opportunities for collectors to expand their hobby.
"At Metropolis Comics, our mission is to offer our valued customers with authentic, hard-to-find, high quality collector's items of all types. Over the past 15 years, we've garnered a reputation as an online marketplace where our valued customers can come to purchase any number of titles, with an inclination towards classic and modern adventures. We carry a large selection of licensed comics for any taste and genre. Our variety includes monthly issues of ALL comics series printed in full color, manga, graphic novels, zines, and magazine subscriptions.
In addition to an unparalleled line of well-known titles, we also pride ourselves on providing customers with top quality merchandise. This means that you can find anything from statues, to statues of famous Metropolis Heroes. In addition to statues, we offer exclusive merchandise such as decals, posters, hoodies, keychains, and bags. Our selection of product is constantly growing, and our prices are reasonable, helping to make it easy for everyone to afford new classic comics from DC, Marvel, and other top companies.
For those interested in reading comics that feature the exploits of Dick Tracy, or The Phantom, we recommend "Gotham City" by Jim Ament. Although this title was not originally written for a Dick Tracy film, it definitely has elements of that world present in it. Ament wrote this graphic novel, which is highly acclaimed, and we highly recommend reading it. It's a perfect example of how successful writers can use their own voice to tell a story, while still providing the most engaging and complete experience.
One of the most famous superheroes of modern times, and perhaps one of the most recognizable, is Superman. Superman: The Ultimate Comics Book and Batman: The Dark Knight both detail Superman's early days in space, and the destruction that befell Metropolis when Superman was forced to fight crime. In the Dark Knight, Batman battles the Dark Knight and is revealed to be Superman's son, having been told of his birth by his mother, Kara Kent. The late Harvey Dent was a famous philanthropist, credited with being responsible for keeping Metropolis safe from criminals. Both of these characters remain important to the overall theme of Metropolis, and many people simply cannot live without Superman, or the knowledge that Clark Kent is actually Superman.
The latest, and most recent, installment of the legendary Batman series is "Endgame". Although the title may be somewhat misleading given the end of the last issue, this series chronicled the rise of the villains The Joker, and Two-Face, as well as the final showdown between the hero and the villain, The Riddler. The Riddler is portrayed by the late Heath Ledger, who received an Oscar nomination for his performance. No one else quite matches Ledger's take on this character, and "Endgame" provides the reader with an engrossing, emotional finish to this stellar Batman series.
Many readers are unfamiliar with the super villain, The Joker, and so we will touch upon some of his history before delving into the story of the latest "ending" of the endless crisis. Jim Gordon, the district attorney of Gotham city, is slowly falling under the control of The Joker due to his decision to not charge The Joker for the death of his girlfriend, Rachel Dawes. After The Joker murders Rachel, Gordon is paralyzed with grief, and is taken under the Joker's control once again. In "Endgame" we see the ultimate battle between the police and Joker's army of super villains, as the city is bombarded by killer bees. The Batman of tomorrow must stop these evil robots, and bring order back to Gotham City.
Beyond Gotham City, in the United States, a statues of Superman has been placed in front of the US Congress and on other government buildings as a symbol of peace. Although the US has not invaded anyone or threatened anyone in the world, it is important to remember that freedom is not always given to those who deserve it, and as such, it is up to each individual to defend their freedom to the fullest extent. Whether you are a lifelong fan of DC Comics or you just like to pretend that you are one, the Man of Steel: Metropolis Comicographed Statue will definitely add some accent to your home.