Signings & Events Calendar

September 2012 – June 2014

Sep 8 Sat
Archie’s NEW CRUSADERS: RISE OF THE HEROES #1 signing with Ian Flynn, Alitha Martinez and Ryan Jampole
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Join us as we welcome the return of Archie Comics’ superhero imprint, Red Circle Comics with writer Ian Flynn (Sonic the Hedgehog, Mega Man), artist Alitha Martinez (Iron Man, Black Panther, Spider-Girl, Batgirl) and variant cover artist Ryan Jampole (Mega Man) who’ll be signing NEW CRUSADERS: RISE OF THE HEROES #1! at Midtown Comics Downtown!

Alitha and Ryan will be doing sketches for kids during the signing!

Purchase of NEW CRUSADERS: RISE OF THE HEROES #1 required for sketch, one per customer, time allowing.

NEW CRUSADERS: RISE OF THE HEROES #1
Red Circle Comics presents “Ashes to Ashes,” Part One! Our world demands heroes, and a new generation must rise! Over a decade ago, the super hero team known as The Mighty Crusaders did the impossible: they won. Successful in their battle against evil and finding they’d made the world a better place, the heroes settled down to the small town of Red Circle to start families, unwind and take a much-deserved rest. When the quiet town is rocked by the return of the ultimate evil, the super hero residents are obliterated!  It’s up to their heirs to fight for justice and crusade against evil. They are our last, best hope. They are The New Crusaders!

Dec 5 Wed
Star Trek’s George Takei signing Kevin Keller #6 from Archie Comics!
9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Midtown Comics is honored to welcome legendary actor, Star Trek helmsman and internet sensation, George Takei! Join us as we celebrate the release of the all new Kevin Keller #6 from Archie Comics and get your copy signed by George at our Times Square store on Wednesday December 5th starting at 9pm.

Kevin Keller’s creator, writer/artist Dan Parent, will also be in attendance!

*Purchase of Kevin Keller #6 is required to attend the signing.
*Tickets to this event will limited! PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY!

KEVIN KELLER # 6
“By George!” – When the gang gets a school assignment to write about a person who has inspired them, Kevin chooses George Takei, the legendary Star Trek actor who came out several years ago. When Kevin hears that he’s at a local convention, he recruits Jughead to go with him, unaware that Mr. Takei, moved by Kevin’s article, has made a trip to Riverdale to pay him a visit. Kevin rushes to meet up with his idol, but will he make it in time?Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski
Cover: Dan Parent
Variant Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale 12/5

Dec 28 Fri
Art of Betty and Veronica – Midtown Comics Book Club with guest Craig Yoe & Victor Gorelick
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 Art of Betty and Veronica, and editors Craig Yoe and Victor Gorelick will be there to discuss the book with the club! 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 December 28th at 6:30PM at Midtown Comics Downtown.

SEATS ARE VERY LIMITED!

See you there!

Jan 9 Wed
Star Wars #1 Release Party and Trivia Contest with writer Brian Wood!
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us as we celebrate the release of Dark Horse Comics’ ALL-NEW Star Wars #1 with writer Brian Wood!From 6-Close at our Downtown store-
Get 15% off ALL Star Wars products!
Get 25% off ALL Star Wars products for anyone in costume!

Test your Star Wars Trivia knowledge in the Midtown Comics Star Wars Trivia Contest starting at 7:30!
You could win cool Star Wars prizes from Midtown Comics and Dark Horse!

Star Wars #1
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artist:
Carlos D’Anda
This is Star Wars as you remember it . . . and as you have never seen it before! We’re taking you back to those heady, adventure-filled days following the destruction of the Death Star—when the Empire ruled, the Rebels were on the run, and the galaxy was a dangerous place where anything might happen!

Apr 25 Thu
Mark Millar signs Jupiter’s Legacy #1 at Midtown Comics Downtown
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us as we welcome back one of our favorite guest, Mark Millar! To celebrate the release of Jupiter’s Legacy #1, we will be hosting writer Mark Millar at our Downtown store on Thursday April, 25th from 7-9pm. Don’t miss it!JLcover01

Purchase of Jupiter’s Legacy #1 is required to attend the event.

Jupiter’s Legacy #1-
The comic-book event of 2013 finally arrives as superstar creators MARK MILLER and FRANK QUIETLY give us the superhero epic that all future comics will be measured by. The world’s greatest heroes have grown old and their legacy is a poisonous one to the children who will never live up to their remarkable parents. Unmissable.

Jun 6 Thu
All-New Secret Skullkickers #1 signing with Edwin Huang! New Date: Thursday 6/6!
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Meet artist Edwin Huang at our Grand Central store! Edwin will be signing his new Image Comics book, All-New Secret Skullkickers #1 on Thursday June 6th 7-8pm!
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THE ALL-NEW SECRET SKULLKICKERS: We can’t hide the secret any longer! SKULLKICKERS is the most fun adventure comic in the entire industry. Jump on board with this unbooted new first issue and see why! And, for those of you wishing comics kept the original numbering: No problem! Our B cover variant is a legacy-tastic issue twenty-two.

All-New Secret Skullkickers #1

Story by: Jim Zubkavich
Art By: Edwin Huang
Cover By: Edwin Huang & Ross A. Campbell
On Sale:May 29

Mar 22 Sat
Hellboy Day signing with Itty Bitty Hellboy artist Franco!
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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March 22, 2014 will mark the 20th anniversary for the release of Mike Mignola’s Hellboy: Seed of Destruction #1! You can celebrate Hellboy Day at Midtown Comics Downtown with a special signing with Itty Bitty Hellboy artist, Franco!

We’re also offering 25% off all Hellboy and BPRD trades in all of our stores on 3/22! Our online customers can get 25% off all Hellboy and BPRD trades 3/19-3/25!

Apr 2 Wed
‘68: RULE OF WAR #1 signing and sketching with Jeff Zornow
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Head to Midtown Comics Downtown on Wednesday April 2nd at 6pm for a signing and sketching session with Jeff Zornow for his new book ‘68: RULE OF WAR #1! This book features 3 covers, including a blank sketch cover!

Purchase of ‘68: RULE OF WAR #1 will be required to receive a sketch.

‘68: RULE OF WAR #1 from Image Comics
Writer: Mark Kidwell • Artist: Jeff Zornow, Jay Fotos

In a doom-shadowed Cambodia infested with the living dead, CIA Special Agent Declan Rule and his canine companion Nero stalk a human monster, a neurosurgeon bent on carrying out grisly experiments that turn P.O.W.s into vicious instruments of war. In Vietnam, Private Kuen Yam and his ragtag band of survivors battle their way across a murderous no-man’s-land in a desperate search for a ticket to the skies. The war is over, but the battle for humanity’s survival has just begun. Courage will be tested, sanity will be pushed to the breaking point and the rules of war… will be broken.

May 8 Thu
Shaun Simon and Becky Cloonan signing True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Meet writer Shaun Simon and artist Becky Cloonan at Midtown Comics Downtown on Thursday, May 8th for a signing of their new book True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys from Dark Horse Comics!

True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys TP
Writer: Shaun Simon, Gerard Way • Artist: Becky Cloonan

Years ago, the Killjoys fought against the tyrannical megacorporation Better Living Industries, costing them their lives, save for one – the mysterious Girl. Today, the followers of the original Killjoys languish in the Desert while BLI systematically strips citizens of their individuality. As the fight for freedom fades, it’s left to the Girl to take up the mantle and bring down the fearsome BLI!

Collects The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys #1-#6 and ‘Dead Satellites’ from Free Comic Book Day 2013.

From Gerard Way, creator of the Eisner Award-winning The Umbrella Academy!

Jun 26 Thu
Outcast #1 signing with Paul Azaceta
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Meet artist Paul Azaceta at Midtown Comics Downtown on Thursday, June 26th for a signing of Outcast #1, the highly anticipated new series from Robert Kirkman!

Outcast #1
Writer: Robert Kirkman • Artist: Paul Azaceta, Elizabeth Breitweiser

In this new horror series from Robert Kirkman, the creator of The Walking Dead, Kyle Barnes has been plagued by demonic possession all his life and now he needs answers. Unfortunately, what he uncovers along the way could bring about the end of life on Earth as we know it.

The series will debut at 40 pages for just $2.99–a strategy previously employed by Saga. “I’m trying to make the book as creepy and cool and dark as possible, and really do some horror stuff with it,” Azaceta said.

We may have another series just as great as Walking Dead on our hands with Outcast #1! Hope you can all make it out for our signing with Paul Azaceta!

Purchase of Outcast #1 required.