Signings & Events Calendar

August 2012 – June 2013

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.

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!

Sep 12 Wed
Marvel writer Greg Pak signs his new book, Doctor Strange Season One
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Celebrate the release of the all new Doctor Strange Season One hardcover at Midtown Comics Downtown on Wednesday September 12th from 6:30-7:30!

Writer Greg Pak will be on hand to sign Doctor Strange Season One and chat with fans.

RSVP ON FACEBOOK HERE!

Purchase of Doctor Strange Season One is required to attend the signing.

Doctor Strange Season One
Written by Greg Pak with art by Emma RiosA window-crashing, high-flying, globe-traveling, ghost-battling adventure from the earliest days of Doctor Strange’s training in the mystic arts! Part Indiana Jones, part Lord of the Rings, thrill to this new tale of how a selfish, arrogant surgeon collided with a hot-headed martial artist to become the greatest team the mystic arts have ever seen! If only they can stop hitting each other and figure out how all this magic stuff works anyway. Also featuring DEFENDERS (2012) #1, by Matt Fraction and Terry Dodson.

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!

Apr 9 Tue
Jane Espenson and Brad Bell – Husbands signing at Midtown Comics Downtown
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us as we welcome Jane Espenson and Brad Bell to Midtown Comics Downtown on April 9th for a signing of the all new hardcover graphic novel, Husbands!husbands

Jane Espenson is a regular collaborator with Joss Whedon, working on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly.

Purchase of the Husbands HC is required to attend the event.

Husbands HC:
Written by Husbands creators Jane Espenson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Brad Bell, this is the comic-book continuation of the sitcom phenom. Husbands tells the story of famous gay newlyweds Brady and Cheeks, who sparked a media firestorm when they woke up legally wed after a drunken Vegas weekend. Now, a mystical wedding gift launches the couple on a series of adventures-a tongue-in-cheek journey through iconic genre realms-filled with obstacles that threaten to tear them apart. Follow Brady and Cheeks into a superhero showdown, a fairytale fantasy, a Holmesian mystery, an epic galactic battle, a madcap high school romp, and a saucy secret-spy thrill ride. Includes bonus “making of” material and a special introduction.

Jun 26 Wed
Batman/Superman #1 signing with writer Greg Pak!
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Batman and Superman are together again and we’re celebrating with writer Greg Pak! Join us at Midtown Comics Downtown on Wednesday, June 26th from 7-8pm as Greg meets with fans and signs copies of the all new Batman/Superman #1 from DC Comics! BM_SM_Cv1_52flzomr7u_

BATMAN/SUPERMAN #1
Written by: Greg Pak
Art by: Jae Lee

A new epic begins with the debut of this new, ongoing series! Don’t miss the first fateful meeting of Batman and Superman in The New 52!