Signings & Events Calendar

Nov
6
Thu
Darryl McDaniels Signing DMC Vol 1
Nov 6 @ 6:30 pm

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Meet legendary Hip Hop artist Darryl “DMC” McDaniels at Midtown Comics Downtown on Thursday, November 6th for a signing of DMC Vol 1, the first collection from Darryl Makes Comics.

It’s 1985 in New York City. Wildstyle graffiti covers subway cars as. B-boys break and spin in playgrounds and on street corners. Koch is mayor. Drugs and crime rule the streets. A terrifying plague is brewing in the shadows.

However, in this 1985, Darryl McDaniels (Run DMC) never rocks the mic to become one of hip-hop’s most enduring icons. Instead, he dons his tracksuit and Adidas sneakers to defend the city’s marginalized citizens against super villain and super hero alike. DMC, the inaugural title from Darryl Makes Comics, imagines an alternate history that blends traditional comic book storytelling with the pressures and anxieties of 1980s NYC, and explores how we got to where we are now. DMC is a superhero for those who need one most.

Purchase of DMC Vol. 1 required to attend.

Nov
12
Wed
Ivan Brandon Signing Drifter #1
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm

Meet Ivan Brandon at Midtown Comics Downtown on Wednesday, November 12th for a signing of Drifter #1, the new highly anticipated comic from Image Comics.

Drifter #1
Writer: Ivan Brandon • Artist: Nic Klein

Ivan Brandon (Wolverine, Men of War) and Nic Klein (Captain America, Thor) team up for DRIFTER, an all-new science fiction series from Image Comics coming in November 2014.

Mankind’s colonization of the galaxy has left countless planets mined bare and lifeless. A space transport crashes onto a backwater world whose unique properties set the stage for a story that combines the dark wonder of a strange and alien landscape with the struggles of an abandoned and lawless frontier town.

Purchase of Drifter #1 required to attend.

Nov
14
Fri
Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente Signing Make Comics Like The Pros
Nov 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Meet two of the biggest comic book writers, Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente, as they team up for a special signing of their new book Make Comics Like The Pros, on Friday, November 14th at Midtown Comics Downtown!

Make Comics Like The Pros
Writers: Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente
Available now!

Fan-favorite comic book writers Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente reveal the secrets of comics’ top talents in Make Comics Like the Pros. The authors take readers step by step through the comics creation process from idea to finished work, and along the way offer examples and insights from their own careers as well as their collaborators’. Not only that, but Pak and Van Lente also join forces with Eisner Award-winning cartoonist Colleen Coover to produce an original comic inside the book! Make Comics Like the Pros gives comic book hopefuls the tools they need to reach the next level of sequential arts stardom.

-Purchase appreciated by the writers

Dec
5
Fri
Alex Maleev Signing Hellboy & The BPRD #1
Dec 5 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Meet legendary comic book artist/illustrator Alex Maleev at a signing of Hellboy & The BPRD #1 on Friday, December 5th at Midtown Comics Downtown.

Hellboy & The BPRD #1 – 12/03/14
Writer: Mike Mignola • Artist: Alex Maleev

A bizarre series of murders and rumors of something worse lead Professor Bruttenholm to send a young Hellboy to a Brazilian village on his first mission. Hellboy and a small group of agents uncover something terrible in the shadows of a sixteenth-century Portuguese fortress . . .

-Purchase required to attend event.

Dec
6
Sat
Open Buying Day at Midtown Comics Downtown
Dec 6 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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We’re buying back issues and collectibles in a big way, and we’re especially looking for Silver and Golden Age comics, along with key issues of ANY age. We also need LOTS of vintage toys and collectibles, so don’t be shy, bring everything, and be prepared to meet Midtown’s back issue man Alex Rae. Who knows? You may walk away with an Uncle Scrooge-size haul of money!! Open Buying Day takes place at Midtown Comics Downtown, at 64 Fulton Street (corner of Ryder Alley, just a few blocks east of Broadway), from 11:00AM to 4:00PM. We’ll see you there!

Dec
18
Thu
Brian K. Vaughan Signing Saga
Dec 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Eisner Award winning writer, Brian K. Vaughan will be at Midtown Comics Downtown on Thursday, December 18th for a signing of Saga Vol 4 TP and Saga Deluxe Vol 1 HC.

Saga Vol 4 TP – 12/17/14
Writer: Brian K. Vaughan • Artist: Fiona Staples

The #1 New York Times bestseller returns! Visit new planets, meet new adversaries and explore a very new direction, as Hazel becomes a toddler while her family struggles to stay on their feet. Collects SAGA #19-24.

Saga Deluxe Edition Vol 1 HC - 11/19/14
Writer: Brian K. Vaughan • Artist: Fiona Staples

At long last, a deluxe hardcover of the Eisner and Hugo Award-winning SAGA is finally here! Collecting the first 18 issues of the smash-hit series, this massive edition features a striking new cover, as well as special extras, including never-before-seen sketches, script pages, and a roundtable discussion with the creators about how SAGA is really made. Altogether, this hardcover contains over 500 pages for less than fifty bucks!

-In-store purchase of either Saga Vol 4 TP or Saga Deluxe Vol 1 HC required to attend event. You will receive a proof of purchase ticket that will admit one to the signing.

-Note, purchase ticket will not guarantee a signed item, but will work as a claim ticket showing proof of purchase. You will receive a separate ticket once you are in line at the event.

-Limit of two items signed per person.

Jan
11
Sun
Amber Benson Signing Witches of Echo Park
Jan 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us as we welcome back Amber Benson to our Midtown Comics Downtown location!

Widely know for her role as Tara Maclay on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Amber Benson will be signing The Witches of Echo Park, the newest book in her Calliope Reaper-Jones Novel series.

The Witches of Echo Park
By Amber Benson

When Elyse MacAllister’s great-aunt Eleanora, the woman who raised her, becomes deathly ill, Lyse puts her comfortable life in Georgia on hold to rush back to Los Angeles. And once she returns to Echo Park, Lyse discovers her great-aunt has been keeping secrets—extraordinary secrets—from her.

Not only is Lyse heir to Eleanora’s Victorian estate; she is also expected to take her great-aunt’s place in the Echo Park coven of witches. But to accept her destiny means to place herself in deadly peril—for the world of magic is under siege, and the battle the witches now fight may be their last…

Purchase appreciated.

Jan
16
Fri
Jason Aaron and John Cassaday Signing Star Wars #1
Jan 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

THE GREATEST SPACE ADVENTURE OF ALL TIME RETURNS TO MARVEL! Join us at Midtown Comics Downtown on 01/16/14 as Jason Aaron and John Cassaday sign Star Wars #1, one of the most anticipated books of 2015!

Star Wars #1 – 01/14/14
Writer: Jason Aaron • Artist: John Cassaday

Luke Skywalker and the ragtag band of rebels fighting against the Galactic Empire are fresh off their biggest victory yet-the destruction of the massive battle station known as the Death Star. But the Empire’s not toppled yet! Join Luke along with Princess Leia, smugglers Han Solo and Chewbacca, droids C-3PO and R2-D2, and the rest of the Rebel Alliance as they strike out for freedom against the evil forces of Darth Vader and his master, the Emperor. Written by Jason Aaron (Original Sin, Thor: God of Thunder) and with art by John Cassaday (Astonishing X-Men, Uncanny Avengers), this is the Star Wars saga as only Marvel Comics could make it!

-Purchase of Star Wars #1 required to attend event.

-Limit of two items signed per person.

Jan
24
Sat
Open Buying Day at Midtown Comics Downtown
Jan 24 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

We’re buying back issues and collectibles in a big way, and we’re especially looking for Silver and Golden Age comics, along with key issues of ANY age. We also need LOTS of vintage toys and collectibles, so don’t be shy, bring everything, and be prepared to meet Midtown’s back issue man Alex Rae. Who knows? You may walk away with an Uncle Scrooge-size haul of money!! Buying day takes place at Midtown Comics Downtown, at 64 Fulton Street (corner of Ryder Alley, just a few blocks east of Broadway), from 11:00AM to 4:00PM. We’ll see you there!

Feb
26
Thu
Spider-Gwen #1 Signing with Jason Latour
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Fan-favorite writer/artist, Jason Latour will be at Midtown Comics Downtown on Thursday, February 26th for a signing of Spider-Gwen #1!

Spider-Gwen #1 – 02/25/15
Writer: Jason Latour • Artist: Javier Rodriguez
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BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT! The breakout hit of the biggest Spider-Event of the century is taking comic shops by storm this winter with her own new ongoing series – SPIDER-GWEN! Gwen Stacy is Spider-Woman, but you knew that already. What you DON’T know is what friends and foes are waiting for her in the aftermath of Spider-Verse!

-Purchase of Spider-Gwen #1 required.

-Limit of two items signed per person.