Signings & Events Calendar

July 2000 – August 2012

Jul 2 Sun
Age of Bronze – Midtown Comics Book Club
2:30 am – 3:30 am

It’s the Midtown Comics Book Club! Join us for our monthly Graphic Novel book club at our Downtown store.agebronze1_1cover

This month’s book will be Age of Bronze vol.1 from Image 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 September 27th at 6:30PM at Midtown Comics Downtown.

SEATS ARE VERY LIMITED!

See you there!

Jun 13 Wed
Release Party for Brian Wood’s The Massive #1 and more!
9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Midtown Comics Times Square welcomes writer Brian Wood who will be signing his new book The Massive #1 from Dark Horse Comics on Wednesday June 13th from 9-10pm.

It’s Brian Wood Day! Along with The Massive #1, Brian will also be celebrating the release of X-Men #30, Ultimate Comics X-Men #13, Conan the Barbarian #5, and DMZ TPB Vol. 12 all to be released on Wednesday June 13th!

THE FIRST 25 PEOPLE IN LINE WILL GET A FREE LIMITED EDITION PRINT!!! (See below)

We’ll also have lots of cool free prizes from Dark Horse Comics to giveaway at the event!!

Purchase of The Massive #1 is required to attend the signing.

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The Massive #1
Writer: Brian Wood
Artist: Kristian Donaldson

In a post-war, post-crash, post-disaster, post-everything world, the environmental-action trawler Kapital scours the earth’s oceans for its mysteriously missing sistership, The Massive. Captain Callum Israel, a man who has dedicated his life to the ocean, now must ask himself—as our planet dies—what it means to be an environmentalist after the world’s ended. Callum and his crew will come up against pirates, rebels, murderers, and thieves as they struggle to remain noble toward their cause. Can you save a planet that’s already doomed?

* The perfect follow-up to Wood’s DMZ!

“The Massive is a book to keep an eye on in 2012.” —IGN

Jun 28 Thu
David Mazzucchelli Signing Daredevil Born Again: Artist Edition with special guest Chip Kidd!
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Midtown Comics Downtown welcomes artist David Mazzucchelli who will be signing his new book Daredevil Born Again: Artist Edition from IDW on Thursday June 28th from 6:00-8pm.

Special guest Chip Kidd will be discussing the book with David starting at 6:00!

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David Mazzucchelli’s Daredevil Born Again: Artist’s Edition
Frank Miller (w) David Mazzucchelli (a & c)
Daredevil Born Again. That title strikes a chord with comic fans who know what it means. Fans who know that it represents two of the finest creators at the absolute peaks of their game. David Mazzucchelli’s superhero work had reached an artistic apex when this series was released, and the same is true for Frank Miller’s writing. Together they combined to craft a story of extraordinary impact that is still regarded as a true masterpiece.

Collecting the entire storyline of Born Again, this book will feature the complete issues of Daredevil numbers 227, 228, 229, 230, 231, 232 and 233, plus covers and extras. Each page was personally scanned by Mazzucchelli from his own original art. This is the largest Artist’s Edition yet, weighing in at a rock solid 200 pages of beautiful Mazzucchelli art in the way you’ve always wanted to see it—the next bet thing to holding the actual original art!

What is an Artist’s Edition?
AN ARTIST’S EDITION PRESENTS COMPLETE STORIES WITH EACH PAGE SCANNED FROM THE ACTUAL ORIGINAL ART.
While appearing to be in black & white, each page has been scanned in COLOR to mimic as closely as possible the experience of viewing the actual original art—for example, you are able to clearly see paste-overs, blue pencils in the art, editorial notes, art corrections. Each page is printed the same size as drawn, and the paper selected is as close as possible to the original art board.

Jun 29 Fri
Comic Book History of Comics Midtown Book Club W/ Fred Van Lente & Ryan Dunlavey
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.

This month’s book will be The Comic Book History of Comics, and creators Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey will be there to discuss the book with the club! If that’s not enough to entice, free coffee and donuts will 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 June 29th at 6:30PM at Midtown Comics Downtown.

SEATS ARE VERY LIMITED!

See you there!

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Comic Book History of Comics
Writer:Fred Van Lente
Artist: Ryan Dunlavey

For the first time ever, the inspiring, infuriating, and utterly insane story of comics, graphic novels, and manga is presented in comic book form! The award-winning Action Philosophers team of Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey turn their irreverent-but-accurate eye to the stories of Jack Kirby, R. Crumb, Harvey Kurtzman, Alan Moore, Stan Lee, Will Eisner, Fredric Wertham, Roy Lichtenstein, Art Spiegelman, Herge, Osamu Tezuka – and more! Collects Comic Book Comics #1-6.

Jul 5 Thu
Tim Chamberlain AKA MRTIM signing Our Valued Customers
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Midtown Comics Downtown welcomes Tim Chamberlain AKA MRTIM who will be signing his new book Our Valued Customers: Tales from the Comic Book Store on Thursday July 5th from 6:00-7pm.

Our Valued Customers: Conversations from a Comic Book Store by  Tim Chamberlain

While working for several years in a comic book store, MRTIM started drawing the more unusual customers and the things that they said. This book features those customers. And the things they said.

You can see samples from his blog here!

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Jul 13 Fri
Comic Store Heroes on National Geographic Channel!
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Don’t Miss ‘COMIC STORE HEROES’ on NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL screening 8.00pm – 9.00pm Friday 13th July 2012!


CAN’T MAKE IT TO COMIC-CON IN SAND DIEGO THIS YEAR? LET NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC COME TO YOUR RESCUE!

Whether you’re into those magnificent, mighty, mutant heroes of Marvel’s X-Men, or the mischievous baby devil that wears diapers and carries a magical pitchfork in the classic “Hot Stuff The Little Devil” comic book series, Midtown Comics in New York City has what you need. It’s the largest retailer of comic books, graphic novels, Manga (Japanese comics) and related collectibles in the country, if not the world, and it has the alternate universes its customers crave. Follow the lives of staffers Gerry, Thor and Alex as they deal with all manner of geeks and enthusiastic customers while simultaneously planning their mega-booth for New York Comic Con, their biggest day of the year. With more than a million books in stock, they need to know their stuff — and are frequently tested by rabid fans of incredibly popular or extremely obscure comics.

Don’t miss ‘Comic Store Heroes’ on the National Geographic Channel US at 8pm on Friday 13th July 2012.

Check Out: http://www.comicstoreheroes.com

Jul 14 Sat
Not at Comic Con Sale at Midtown Comics Downtown
11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Celebrate Comic Con with us!
Head to Midtown Comics Downtown this Saturday for our awesome Not at Comic Con sale!

30% Off Everything from 11-12 pm One Hour Only!
20% Off Everything All Day!

This sale is at the Midtown Comics Downtown store ONLY.

Jul 26 Thu
The Dark Knight Manual signing with writer Brandon T. Snider
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Midtown Comics celebrates the release of The Dark Knight Rises with a very special signing with writer Brandon T. Snider for his book The Dark Knight Manual at Midtown Comics Downtown Thursday July 26th from 6-7pm. Don’t miss it!

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The Dark Knight Manual by Brandon T. Snider

In 2005, filmmaker Christopher Nolan redefined Batman for a new generation with Batman Begins, followed in 2008 by The Dark Knight, and now 2012’s conclusion to the trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises. Here, for the first time, is an in-world exploration of Christopher Nolan’s Batman: The Dark Knight Manual, the definitive guide to his tools, vehicles, and technologies.

Following the destruction of Wayne Manor, Bruce Wayne began to assemble key sketches, diagrams, observations, and other top-secret documents germane to becoming Batman; he then entrusted this manual to his faithful butler, Alfred. Every defining moment is detailed here, charting Wayne’s collaborations with Lucius Fox at Wayne Enterprises on the latest cutting-edge technology.

Featuring removable documents, including the design and capability of the famed utility belt, the hi-tech functions of Batman’s cowl, and every detail of his amazing arsenal of weapons and gadgets, The Dark Knight Manual reveals how Bruce Wayne operates as Gotham’s greatest protector.

Jul 27 Fri
Nathan Fox – Midtown Comics Book Club: Pigeons from Hell
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.

This month’s book will be Pigeons from Hell, and artist Nathan Fox will be there to discuss the book with the club! He’ll also be doing a live demo and we’ll be raffling the drawing off to one lucky attendee free! If that’s not enough to entice, free donuts will 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 July 27th at 6:30PM at Midtown Comics Downtown.

SEATS ARE VERY LIMITED!

RSVP on Facebook now!

See you there!

Pigeons from Hell
Writer:
Joe R. Lansdale
Artist:
Nathan Fox

Master horror storyteller Joe R. Lansdale throws his scathing wit and wild, otherworldly creations into the mix as he brings Robert E. Howard’s classic tale of dark revenge to the present . . . and into the unwilling lives of the Blassenville mansion heirs, twin sisters Claire and Janet. When Griswell fled the Blassenville estate those many years ago, he couldn’t have imagined the grotesque horrors that would eclipse the ones he saw then-but they’re here, thanks to fiction legend Joe R. Lansdale, dazzling new comic-book artist Nathan Fox (DMZ), and multiple Eisner Award-winning color artist Dave Stewart (Conan, The Umbrella Academy). This fresh take on the classic Pigeons from Hell story delves deeper into the dark mansion’s past while also digging up some fresh, imaginative demons, as Claire and Janet unknowingly bring their friends into an unearthly death trap!

Aug 11 Sat
Grand Central Comic Extravaganza at the Grand Central Library
11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Do you sometimes wonder where all these superhero movies come from? Are you new to comics or a lifelong fan? Join us for a celebration of all things comic and super! (super hero, that is).

11:00 am – Toon Town: Comic Books and New York City by Kent Worcester

12:30 pm – Manga drawing instruction with Ivan Velez

2:00 pm – Comic Trivia with Geeks Out

4:00 pm – Comics Panel, featuring Marvel writer Greg Pak and Marvel editor Daniel Ketchum

Attention Comic Artists!Interested in showing your work at the Grand Central Library’s first ever Comic Extravaganza?

Submit a sample of your work online to publicprogramming@nypl.org to begin the application process. Sample must be jpg or pdf. Not all applicants will be eligible for space. Exhibitors must agree to abide by NYPL’s art exhibition and installation rules and standards.