Signings & Events Calendar

June 2012 – April 2013

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!

RSVP on Facebook here!

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 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!

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 28 Fri
Brad Walker – Midtown Comics Book Club: Guardians of the Galaxy: Realm of Kings
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 Guardians of the Galaxy: Realm of Kings, and artist Brad Walker 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 August 31st at 6:30PM at Midtown Comics Downtown.

SEATS ARE VERY LIMITED!

RSVP ON FACEBOOK HERE!

See you there!

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 4: Realm of Kings
Writer: Andy Lanning, Dan Abnett
Artists: Brad Walker, Alex Garner

The Guardians have been to hell and back on a desperate quest to save the past, present and future of the universe itself. But after their monumental efforts and terrible sacrifice, could it be that—due to the end of WAR OF KINGS and the creation of The Fault—the universe is an even more dangerous place than before…and they just don’t realize it yet? Collecting GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #20-25

Oct 26 Fri
Sandman Mystery Theatre – 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.

This month’s book will be Sandman Mystery Theatre vol. 1. 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 October 26th at 6:30PM at Midtown Comics Downtown.

SEATS ARE VERY LIMITED!
RSVP ON FACEBOOK!
See you there!

Sandman Mystery Theatre – The Tarantula

Written by Matt Wagner, Art by Guy Davis

In this noir detective tale of intrigue, bigotry and incest, millionaire Wesley Dodds takes on the costumed persona of the Sandman to catch a sadistic killer in 1930s New York. Donning a gas mask, fedora, business suit and cape, Dodds goes after the Tarantula, a brutal kidnapper who is mercilessly preying upon the women of high society. But as the Sandman walks through a world of corruption and deceit, he uncovers the true secret of the murders and their implausible connection to the city’s most prominent family.

 

 

Nov 30 Fri
Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener- Midtown Comics Book Club: Atomic Robo vol. 1
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 Atomic Robo vol. 1, and creators Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener 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 November 30th at 6:30PM at Midtown Comics Downtown.

SEATS ARE VERY LIMITED!

RSVP on Facebook here!

See you there!

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!

Mar 29 Fri
Demo vol. 2 – Midtown Comics Book Club
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
***GUEST CANCELLATION NOTICE***
We will still be holding the book club, but unfortunately Becky Cloonan had to cancel. Fear not! We’ll still be talking about this great book with the club!
It’s the Midtown Comics Book Club! Join us for our monthly Graphic Novel book club at our Downtown store.jhfdjhfjhfjmhgfjThis month’s book will be Demo vol. 2. 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 March 29th at 6:30PM at Midtown Comics Downtown.

SEATS ARE VERY LIMITED!

See you there!

Demo vol. 2-
The sequel to the Eisner-nominated and critically acclaimed graphic novel by writer Brian Wood and artist Becky Cloonan. This new volume takes a ground-level approach to superpowers and features six brand-new standalone stories of conflicted teens grappling with love, loss and the joy of finding their way in life.

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.