Signings & Events Calendar

August 2012 – May 2014

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.

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

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!

Feb 22 Fri
Kraven’s Last Hunt – Midtown Comics Book Club with Jim Salicrup
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.kraven

This month’s book will be The Amazing Spider-Man: Kraven’s Last Hunt, and editor Jim Salicrup 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 February 22nd 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.

Aug 30 Fri
Infinity Gauntlet – 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.infinity-gauntlet1

This month’s book will be Infinity Gauntlet by Jim Starlin, George Perez and Ron Lim. 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 August 30th at 6:30PM at Midtown Comics Downtown.

SEATS ARE VERY LIMITED!

See you there!

May 3 Sat
Free Comic Book Day 2014
May 3 all-day

Free Comic Book Day

 

Midtown Comics is excited to celebrate Free Comic Book Day with two days this year – in-store on Saturday, May 3rd, and online on Monday, May 5th. This is one of the largest events in the comic book industry, and Midtown is gearing up for eager fans!

SATURDAY, MAY 3rd IN-STORE:

Midtown Comics celebrates Free Comic Book Day in-store on Saturday, May 3rd, by offering free new comics including every title from every publisher participating in this event. Some of the hottest titles from Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse and Image Comics will be available with no purchase required, while supplies last. Over two million comic books for readers of all ages will be given away by participating stores, introducing as many people as possible to the excitement of comic books! Please note: some titles will be in very limited quantities and are not expected to last all day, and we recommend that you arrive early.

Store hours:

FCBD starts at 8:00AM at Midtown Times Square, and 11:00AM at Grand Central and Downtown.

What’s special only at Midtown: This year we are thrilled to present our very own versions of the Free Comic Book Day book Future’s End from DC Comics and the Armor Hunters Special from Valiant Entertainment! Both feature the Midtown Comics logo and are ONLY available through Midtown Comics!

Future’s End is the place to jump on board DC Comics’ epic weekly series featuring tomorrow’s Dark Knight, Batman Beyond (making his first appearance in The New 52), battling an army of cyborgs to avert an Apocalypse in the future which could destroy the DC Universe of the present!

Armor Hunters features a group of the universe’s fiercest warriors, that have come to destroy the X-O Manowar for the good of all. What horrible secrets does the armor hold? And how many armors have they destroyed before this one? These answers and more are revealed in the Valiant Universe event of 2014 – and it all starts right here with exclusive previews, character designs, and interviews from the biggest guns the Valiant Universe has to offer!