Signings & Events Calendar
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.