Signings & Events Calendar

October 2013 – January 2014

Oct 25 Fri
Starman Omnibus vol. 1 – Midtown Comics Book Club
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

It’s the Midtown Comics Book Club! Join us for our monthly Graphic Novel book club at our Downtown store.9781401216993-large

This month’s book will be Starman Omnibus vol. 1 from DC Comics. Discuss the book with your fellow comic book fans! Free donuts will also be served!

Don’t have the book yet? Save 25% off cover price at any of our three stores (in-store only). Just mention the Midtown Comics Book Club at the cash register!

The Book Club will meet on Friday October 25th at 6:30PM at Midtown Comics Downtown.

SEATS ARE VERY LIMITED!

See you there!

Oct 26 Sat
Halloween ComicFest 2013 – FREE COMICS In-Store AND Online!
Oct 26 all-day

Halloween comic fest blog

Welcome to Halloween ComicFest, with some special thrills and chills from your frightful friends at Midtown Comics! On Saturday, October 26th, we’ll offer spook-tacular titles for kids of all ages, absolutely FREE! You don’t actually have to be a kid to partake! Click through for more details and the full list of Halloween ComicFest titles! Trick or treat!

In-Store:

Celebrate Halloween with Midtown Comics and the Halloween ComicFest! Come into any of our three stores on Saturday, October 26th for a great selection of FREE Halloween themed comics! These books are first come, first served while supplies last, one day only, and are not available at FAO or Toys R Us.

Online:

Head to MidtownComics.com on Oct 26th! All Halloween ComicFest titles will be available online and will go live at 10:00AM on Saturday, October 26th, for one day only! These books are first come, first served while supplies last, one day only.

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DC Comics

BATMAN LIL GOTHAM #1 SPEC ED
BATMAN THE LONG HALLOWEEN #1 SPEC ED

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Marvel

THOR GOD OF THUNDER #1
ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN ADVENTURES #1

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IDW

CARTOON NETWORK SUPER SAMPLER
IDW MY LITTLE PONY HALLOWEEN MINI COMIC BUNDLE

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Archie

ARCHIE PALS N GALS MINI COMIC BUNDLE
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG

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Action Lab

ACTION LAB VAMPLETS GHOST PONY MINI COMIC BUNDLE
SKYWARD INTO THE GRIM

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Viz

VIZ BEN 10 OMNIVERSE MINI COMIC BUNDLE
JUNJI ITO UZUMAKI

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Dark Horse

DARK HORSE ITTY HELLBOY MINI COMIC BUNDLE

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Image

IMAGE COMICS SUPER DINOSAUR MINI COMIC BUNDLE

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Boom! Studios

BOOM ADVENTURE TIME MINI COMIC BUNDLE

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Oni Press

ONI PRESS SKETCH MONSTERS MINI COMIC BUNDLE

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Archaia

ARCHAIA PANTALONES TX ZOMBINATA MINI COMIC BUNDLE

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Ape Entertainment

APE ENTERTAINMENT SESAME STREET MINI COMIC BUNDLE

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Antarctic Press

ANTARCTIC ZOMBIE KID MINI COMIC BUNDLE

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Aspen

SOULFIRE GENESIS

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Avatar Press

DISENCHANTED DEBUT

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Hachette Book Group

MISS PEREGRINES HOME PECULIAR CHILDREN

Nov 7 Thu
Congressman John Lewis signing MARCH Book One with Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Meet the #1 NY Times & Washington Post bestselling author and civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis at Midtown Comics Downtown on Thursday, November 7th from 6-7pm. Congressman Lewis, along with co-author Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell will be signing MARCH Book One from Top Shelf Productions.
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Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) is an American icon, one of the key figures of the civil rights movement. In the graphic novel March, Lewis offers a vivid, first-hand memoir of his lifelong struggle for civil and human rights. From his experience growing up on an Alabama sharecropper’s farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from receiving beatings from state troopers to receiving the medal of freedom from the first African-American president. Congressman Lewis tells his remarkable story in collaboration with co-writer Andrew Aydin and New York Times bestselling artist Nate Powell.

Book One spans John Lewis’ youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr., the birth of the Nashville Student Movement, and their battle to tear down segregation through nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins, building to a stunning climax on the steps of City Hall.

Notable reviews and comments on March:
• “Congressman John Lewis has been a resounding moral voice in the quest for equality for more than 50 years, and I’m so pleased that he is sharing his memories of the Civil Rights Movement with America’s young leaders. In March, he brings a whole new generation with him across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, from a past of clenched fists into a future of outstretched hands.” — President Bill Clinton
• “A powerful tale of courage and principle… the heroism of those who sat and marched… comes through with vivid, inspiring clarity.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
• “Lewis’s remarkable life has been skillfully translated into graphics… This version of Lewis’s life story belongs in libraries to teach readers about the heroes of America.” — Library Journal (starred review)
• “Riveting and beautiful…should be stocked in every school and shelved at every library.” — The Washington Post
• “Essential reading… March is a moving and important achievement.” — USA Today

John Lewis has been an icon of the civil rights movement since his days as a Nashville college student, organizing sit-ins and participating in the first Freedom Rides. As chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), he was the youngest speaker at the 1963 March on Washington and a leader of the 1965 Selma–Montgomery March (known as “Bloody Sunday”), where police brutality spurred national outrage and hastened passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. He has represented Georgia in Congress for over 25 years and recently received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Following his previous award-winning books Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement and Across that Bridge: Life Lessons and a Vision for Change, he has joined co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell for the new graphic novel March: Book One, a #1 New York Times Bestseller.

Andrew Aydin, an Atlanta native, currently serves in Rep. John Lewis’ congressional office handling telecommunications and technology policy as well as new media. Previously, he served as communications director and press secretary during Rep. Lewis’ 2008 and 2010 re-election campaigns, as District Aide to Rep. John Larson (D-CT), and as Special Assistant to Connecticut Lt. Governor Kevin Sullivan. Andrew is a graduate of the Lovett School in Atlanta, Trinity College in Hartford, and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., where his graduate thesis “The Comic Book That Changed the World” examined the history of the 1957 comic book “Martin Luther King & The Montgomery Story.”

Nate Powell is a New York Times best-selling comic book artist/writer born in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1978. He began self-publishing at age 14, and graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 2000. His work includes the critically acclaimed Any Empire, Swallow Me Whole (winner of the Eisner Award and Ignatz Award, finalist for the LA Times Book Prize), The Year of the Beasts, The Silence of Our Friends, and Sounds of Your Name. In addition to March, Powell is also currently drawing the graphic novel adaptation of Rick Riordan’s #1 international bestseller Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero, while writing and drawing his own projects.

Nov 14 Thu
Chris Claremont signing X-Men Gold #1 at Midtown Comics Downtown
6:30 pm – 6:45 pm

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the X-Men with one of the most important writers in their history, Chris Claremont! We’ll be hosting a signing with Chris Claremont at our Downtown store on Thursday, November 14th starting at 6:30pm.
This is day one of our two day X-Men signing fest! Artist and writer Brahm Revel will be signing his all new Marvel Knights X-Men #1 the very next day!
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X-Men Gold #1
It’s the 50th Anniversary of the X-Men, ring it in with some of the greatest creators to ever work on the X-Men! ï CHRIS CLAREMONT is joined by classic X-Artist BOB MCLEOD to bring you an untold story of the X-Men starring Cyclops, Wolverine, Nightcrawler, Colossus, Kitty Pryde and Rogue! ï Also jam-packed with all-star creators from X-Men past including STAN LEE, WALTER SIMONSON, LOUISE SIMONSON AND FABIAN NICIEZA!

Nov 15 Fri
Brahm Revel signing Marvel Knights X-Men #1 at Midtown Comics Downtown
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Midtown Comics continues the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the X-Men! Writer and artist Brahm Revel will be signing Marvel Knights X-Men #1 at our Downtown store on Friday, November 15th starting at 6:30pm.
This is day two of our two day X-Men signing fest! Don’t miss writer Chris Claremont signing X-Men Gold #1 at our Downtown store on 11/14!Marvel-Knights-X-Men-1-Cover

Marvel Knights X-Men #1
• Marvel Knights presents Brahm Revel’s thrilling and dark X-Men adventure that asks: what happens when your past comes back to kill you?
• Wolverine, Kitty & Rogue set out on the road to rescue new mutants from being murdered. But their help may not be welcome in this backwoods town–and the murderer may be closer to them than they think.
• A gritty murder mystery told by the talented and new to Marvel creator, Brahm Revel (Guerillas).

Nov 20 Wed
Twilight star Peter Facinelli w/ Rob DeFranco signing their Protocol: Orphans #1 from BOOM! Studios at Midtown Comics Downtown
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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Midtown Comics in New York City is excited to welcome actor Peter Facinelli along with his producing partner Rob Defranco for a special book signing of their new comic book, Protocol: Orphans #1 from BOOM! Studios, on Wednesday, November 20th, from 7:30pm to 8:30pm at the Midtown Comics Downtown location.

Purchase of Protocol: Orphans #1 is required to attend the signing. One additional item may be signed.

Actor Peter Facinelli (Twilight Saga, Nurse Jackie) and producing partner Rob DeFranco (A7sle Films) are the creators of Protocol: Orphans. Written by Michael Alan Nelson (Day Men, Supergirl) and drawn by Mariano Navarro, Protocol: Orphans is an action-packed espionage series with a compelling cast of young characters struggling with their transition into adulthood. Adopted by the government. Trained as deadly spies. Abandoned by everybody but each other. Protocol: Orphans is a tense thriller perfect for fans of fun spy fiction like TV’s Alias or Mission: Impossible.

“I love a good espionage story,” says BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “Protocol: Orphans delivers; it’s a smart, stylish, and fast-paced thriller. If you miss shows like Alias, you’re in for a treat.”

Dec 5 Thu
Artist Shane Davis signs Shadow Walk HC at Midtown Comics Downtown
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us at Midtown Comics Downtown on 12/5 as we welcome artist Shane Davis (Superman: Earth One) for a signing of his all new hardcover graphic novel, SHADOW WALK! Signing starts at 6:30.shadow

SHADOW WALK HC:
Written by Mark Waid (Daredevil, Kingdom Come) with a story by Waid; Max Brooks; and Legendary’s Thomas Tull. Artwork by Shane Davis (Superman: Earth One)!

As I walk through the valley of the shadow of death…’ Paranormal incidents have occurred in a valley near Iraq. Could the Shadow of Death be a real place? When the United States learns of a dangerous new energy source, a special-ops team is sent to extract it. Led by John Raines, a deadly soldier who has been left to rot in Guantanamo – accused of killing his platoon after entering that same valley years prior – they head into dangerous territory to battle demonic creatures with little chance of survival. Armed with arcane artifacts, the team will find out whether the road to Hell has just opened up on Earth!

Dec 14 Sat
Mick Foley signing WWE® Superstars #1 at Midtown Comics Downtown
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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Join us as we welcome Pro Wrestling Legend, Mick Foley to Midtown Comics Downtown for a special signing of his new comic, WWE® Superstars #1 on Saturday December 14th at 1pm.

Arrive early! This is a limited capacity event for fans who purchase WWE® Superstars #1!

WWE® SUPERSTARS #1 by Mick Foley and Alitha Martinez “Money in the Bank” Part 1 of 4

Welcome to Titan City…
A metropolis where everyone’s hiding secrets and there’s no one to trust. In a corrupt world where everyone is looking to cash in, we’ll follow the journey of three men… John Cena’s been framed for a crime he didn’t commit. Randy Orton’s on the verge of achieving city-wide power. And CM Punk is determined to bring the whole corrupt system crashing down. From the scheming southside to the barren desert no man’s land where even the law refuses to go, the powerful factions of Titan City are locked in a battle for control in an unforgettable noir landscape.

Dec 16 Mon
SNL’s Taran Killam signing The Illegitimates #1 with Marc Andreyko at Midtown Comics Grand Central
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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Join us at Midtown Comics Grand Central on Monday, December 16th at 12pm as we welcome Saturday Night Live star Taran Killam with co-writer Marc Andreyko for a special signing of their new IDW comic book, The Illegitimates #1!

Purchase of The Illegitimates #1 is required to attend the event.

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(W) Taran Killam, Marc Andreyko (A) Kevin Sharpe (CA) Jerry Ordway
Jack Steele: World renowned agent of OLYMPUS, super-spy, debonair, lover of ladies, man-slut. While facing off with his arch-nemesis, Viktor Dannikor, Steele faces his biggest defeat, but who will take his place? Olympus scrambles to find not one, but FIVE newbie agents to fill the void and, unbeknownst to them, they share a common thread. Can these five strangers embrace their fates and come together to save the world? They are THE ILLEGITIMATES! And if you called them bastards…. you’d be absolutely right!

Jan 9 Thu
Neal Adams signing Detective Comics #27 at Midtown Comics Downtown
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Join us as we welcome comics legend, Neal Adams to Midtown Comics Downtown for a special signing of the all-new Detective Comics #27! The signing will take place on Thursday, January 9th at 6pm at our Downtown store. Purchase of Detective Comics #27 is required to attend the event.

Detective Comics #27:
DC Entertainment presents this mega-sized issue featuring an all-star roster of Batman creators past and present! Don’t miss a modern-day retelling of The Dark Knight’s origin by the incredible team of writer Brad Meltzer and artist Bryan Hitch! Plus, all-new stories by Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy, Peter J. Tomasi and Guillem March, Paul Dini and Dustin Nguyen, Gregg Hurwitz and Neal Adams and more! Also in this issue, John Layman and Jason Fabok kick off the new storyline ‘GOTHTOPIA’! It’s a bright, shiny, happy place where dreams come true… as long as you don’t look at things too closely.