Signings & Events Calendar

September – November 2013

Sep 20 Fri
Syfy’s FANGASM Preview Screening and Q&A with Star Kristin Hackett!
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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Head to Midtown Comics Downtown on Friday, September 20th at 6:30pm for a special preview screening of the first episode of the new Syfy show Fangasm! We’ll also have a Q&A with Fangasm star Kristin Hackett! This is your chance to see Fangasm four days early, don’t miss it!

Fangasm will debut Tuesday, September 24 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Syfy. 

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The wonderful Kristin Hackett will be on hand for a special Q&A!

 

SYFY’s FANGASM:

Seven Uber-Fans Arrive in Los Angeles to Live Together
And Intern for Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo

Syfy celebrates superfan culture with Fangasm (formerly titled Fandemonium), a new docu-series that follows seven very different people whose niche uber-obsessions run the gamut from comic books and collectibles to science fiction and fantasy to cosplay and live action role playing. Living together and working together at Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo, Los Angeles’ largest pop-culture convention, the cast must contend with each others oversized personalities and conflicting passions as they vie for a opportunities within Lee’s organization. Because when different passions come together—you get a real big bang. Fangasm debuts Tuesday, September 24 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Syfy.

These roommates stop at nothing to prove their fan-cred to each other, debating everything from favorite superheroes, Star Wars vs. Star Trek, and even what they would do in the event of a real zombie apocalypse. And while the claws do come out, this hilarious and loveable group is ultimately bound together by a shared joy of fandom.
Over the course of the season, the eager group dives into their internships at Comikaze as it prepares for the upcoming Comikaze Expo – the comic, gaming, anime, sci-fi, fantasy horror and general pop-culture expo held each November in Los Angeles. The massive convention is a year-round business, run by Lee, Regina Carpinelli (who guides the interns as their supervisor) and Cassandra Peterson (better known as Elvira Mistress of the Dark). The pressure is on for the interns, who all have high hopes of earning an actual job with the organization. Throughout the summer, they are thrust into a myriad of assignments, both in the field and at the Comikaze Expo headquarters. They pitch comic book ideas to Lee, clean a storage space belonging to Elvira, and pull out all the stops to plan for the star-studded Comikaze launch party. Along the way they get to meet the original Mr. Sulu himself, George Takei, a truly emotional and dream moment for one of the interns.

Can’t wait for Fangasm? Coming soon, www.syfy.com will reveal exclusive videos shot by the cast from inside their house. Sound off on Twitter with the official Fangasm hashtag @FangasmSyfy and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fangasmsyfy.

Sep 27 Fri
Age of Bronze – 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.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!

Oct 3 Thu
Alex de Campi signing Grindhouse: Doors Open at Midnight #1
6:30 pm – Friday @ 7:30 pm

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Celebrate the release of the all new Dark Horse Comics book, Grindhouse: Doors Open at Midnight #1 with writer Alex de Campi at Midtown Comics Downtown on Thursday, October 3rd starting at 6:30!

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Literature: overrated. Morality: expendable. Tonight is right for some over-the-top sex and violence! Bringing the flavor of midnight exploitation flicks to comics, Grindhouse delivers four two-issue gore operas, starting with “Bee Vixens from Mars,” pitting a one-eyed southern Latina deputy against lusty alien chicks bent on laying eggs in the entire male population!

* Covers by superstar artists Francesco Francavilla and Coop!

* First issue in a brand-new series of B-movie masterpieces!

* Eisner nominee Alex de Campi (Smoke, Ashes) is a writer to watch in 2013!

* Future arcs feature art from Simon Fraser (2000 AD), Federica Manfredi (True Blood, Hack/Slash), and Gary Erskine (The Mask)!

Oct 4 Fri
Greasers in Greece Signing with Dimitrios Fragiskatos and Thomas Griffin
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for a very special release signing of the all new comic Greasers in Greece, the first comic from Midtown Comics’ very own Dimitrios Fragiskatos! Dimitrios, along with artist Thomas Griffin will be signing copies of their new comic for fans at our Grand Central store on Friday, October 4th from 7:30 to 8:30pm. Don’t miss it! aGiGcover

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Writer: Dimitrios Fragiskatos
Artist:Thomas Sean Blake Griffin

Honcho, Jacko Mike, and Dice are four friends with big dreams. Coming from Middle-America their lives are about racing, cool jackets, and women. Things take a sudden and unexpected turn when after raiding Professor Nebula’s junkyard they inadvertently soup up their hot rod with… a time machine?!

Now stuck in a world of togas, gladiator combats and a twisted Roman Emperor,will they be able to make it back to their time before the big race or will they be stuck for the rest of their lives as Greasers in Greece?

Oct 10 Thu
Midtown Comics at New York Comic Con 2013
3:00 pm – Sunday @ 5:00 pm

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New York Comic Con is here! As the official retail sponsor for NYCC, Midtown Comics booth #1736 will once again have a huge booth offering everything you need for the ultimate con experience including:

Midtown Comics Exclusives
Sales All Weekend Long
Unveiling of a New Marvel Wax Figure from Madame Tussauds New York
Great Giveaways and Prizes
PLUS MUCH MUCH MORE!

Back-Issue Man Alex Rae will be the Grand Poohbah of the back issue department at our booth, hawking back issues for only FIFTY CENTS EACH (along with some choice comics for a whole lot more than fifty cents)! Alex will be buying back issues as well, and he’s been given carte blanche to spend big bucks on key issues from the golden, silver and bronze ages.

Stay tuned! More details coming soon!!

Oct 25 Fri
Starman Omnibus vol. 1 – 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.9781401216993-large

This month’s book will be Starman Omnibus vol. 1 from DC 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 October 25th at 6:30PM at Midtown Comics Downtown.

SEATS ARE VERY LIMITED!

See you there!

Oct 26 Sat
Halloween ComicFest 2013 – FREE COMICS In-Store AND Online!
Oct 26 all-day

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Welcome to Halloween ComicFest, with some special thrills and chills from your frightful friends at Midtown Comics! On Saturday, October 26th, we’ll offer spook-tacular titles for kids of all ages, absolutely FREE! You don’t actually have to be a kid to partake! Click through for more details and the full list of Halloween ComicFest titles! Trick or treat!

In-Store:

Celebrate Halloween with Midtown Comics and the Halloween ComicFest! Come into any of our three stores on Saturday, October 26th for a great selection of FREE Halloween themed comics! These books are first come, first served while supplies last, one day only, and are not available at FAO or Toys R Us.

Online:

Head to MidtownComics.com on Oct 26th! All Halloween ComicFest titles will be available online and will go live at 10:00AM on Saturday, October 26th, for one day only! These books are first come, first served while supplies last, one day only.

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DC Comics

BATMAN LIL GOTHAM #1 SPEC ED
BATMAN THE LONG HALLOWEEN #1 SPEC ED

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Marvel

THOR GOD OF THUNDER #1
ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN ADVENTURES #1

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IDW

CARTOON NETWORK SUPER SAMPLER
IDW MY LITTLE PONY HALLOWEEN MINI COMIC BUNDLE

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Archie

ARCHIE PALS N GALS MINI COMIC BUNDLE
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG

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Action Lab

ACTION LAB VAMPLETS GHOST PONY MINI COMIC BUNDLE
SKYWARD INTO THE GRIM

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Viz

VIZ BEN 10 OMNIVERSE MINI COMIC BUNDLE
JUNJI ITO UZUMAKI

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Dark Horse

DARK HORSE ITTY HELLBOY MINI COMIC BUNDLE

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Image

IMAGE COMICS SUPER DINOSAUR MINI COMIC BUNDLE

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Boom! Studios

BOOM ADVENTURE TIME MINI COMIC BUNDLE

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Oni Press

ONI PRESS SKETCH MONSTERS MINI COMIC BUNDLE

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Archaia

ARCHAIA PANTALONES TX ZOMBINATA MINI COMIC BUNDLE

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Ape Entertainment

APE ENTERTAINMENT SESAME STREET MINI COMIC BUNDLE

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Antarctic Press

ANTARCTIC ZOMBIE KID MINI COMIC BUNDLE

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Aspen

SOULFIRE GENESIS

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Avatar Press

DISENCHANTED DEBUT

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Hachette Book Group

MISS PEREGRINES HOME PECULIAR CHILDREN

Nov 7 Thu
Congressman John Lewis signing MARCH Book One with Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Meet the #1 NY Times & Washington Post bestselling author and civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis at Midtown Comics Downtown on Thursday, November 7th from 6-7pm. Congressman Lewis, along with co-author Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell will be signing MARCH Book One from Top Shelf Productions.
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Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) is an American icon, one of the key figures of the civil rights movement. In the graphic novel March, Lewis offers a vivid, first-hand memoir of his lifelong struggle for civil and human rights. From his experience growing up on an Alabama sharecropper’s farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from receiving beatings from state troopers to receiving the medal of freedom from the first African-American president. Congressman Lewis tells his remarkable story in collaboration with co-writer Andrew Aydin and New York Times bestselling artist Nate Powell.

Book One spans John Lewis’ youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr., the birth of the Nashville Student Movement, and their battle to tear down segregation through nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins, building to a stunning climax on the steps of City Hall.

Notable reviews and comments on March:
• “Congressman John Lewis has been a resounding moral voice in the quest for equality for more than 50 years, and I’m so pleased that he is sharing his memories of the Civil Rights Movement with America’s young leaders. In March, he brings a whole new generation with him across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, from a past of clenched fists into a future of outstretched hands.” — President Bill Clinton
• “A powerful tale of courage and principle… the heroism of those who sat and marched… comes through with vivid, inspiring clarity.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
• “Lewis’s remarkable life has been skillfully translated into graphics… This version of Lewis’s life story belongs in libraries to teach readers about the heroes of America.” — Library Journal (starred review)
• “Riveting and beautiful…should be stocked in every school and shelved at every library.” — The Washington Post
• “Essential reading… March is a moving and important achievement.” — USA Today

John Lewis has been an icon of the civil rights movement since his days as a Nashville college student, organizing sit-ins and participating in the first Freedom Rides. As chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), he was the youngest speaker at the 1963 March on Washington and a leader of the 1965 Selma–Montgomery March (known as “Bloody Sunday”), where police brutality spurred national outrage and hastened passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. He has represented Georgia in Congress for over 25 years and recently received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Following his previous award-winning books Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement and Across that Bridge: Life Lessons and a Vision for Change, he has joined co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell for the new graphic novel March: Book One, a #1 New York Times Bestseller.

Andrew Aydin, an Atlanta native, currently serves in Rep. John Lewis’ congressional office handling telecommunications and technology policy as well as new media. Previously, he served as communications director and press secretary during Rep. Lewis’ 2008 and 2010 re-election campaigns, as District Aide to Rep. John Larson (D-CT), and as Special Assistant to Connecticut Lt. Governor Kevin Sullivan. Andrew is a graduate of the Lovett School in Atlanta, Trinity College in Hartford, and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., where his graduate thesis “The Comic Book That Changed the World” examined the history of the 1957 comic book “Martin Luther King & The Montgomery Story.”

Nate Powell is a New York Times best-selling comic book artist/writer born in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1978. He began self-publishing at age 14, and graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 2000. His work includes the critically acclaimed Any Empire, Swallow Me Whole (winner of the Eisner Award and Ignatz Award, finalist for the LA Times Book Prize), The Year of the Beasts, The Silence of Our Friends, and Sounds of Your Name. In addition to March, Powell is also currently drawing the graphic novel adaptation of Rick Riordan’s #1 international bestseller Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero, while writing and drawing his own projects.

Nov 14 Thu
Chris Claremont signing X-Men Gold #1 at Midtown Comics Downtown
6:30 pm – 6:45 pm

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the X-Men with one of the most important writers in their history, Chris Claremont! We’ll be hosting a signing with Chris Claremont at our Downtown store on Thursday, November 14th starting at 6:30pm.
This is day one of our two day X-Men signing fest! Artist and writer Brahm Revel will be signing his all new Marvel Knights X-Men #1 the very next day!
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X-Men Gold #1
It’s the 50th Anniversary of the X-Men, ring it in with some of the greatest creators to ever work on the X-Men! ï CHRIS CLAREMONT is joined by classic X-Artist BOB MCLEOD to bring you an untold story of the X-Men starring Cyclops, Wolverine, Nightcrawler, Colossus, Kitty Pryde and Rogue! ï Also jam-packed with all-star creators from X-Men past including STAN LEE, WALTER SIMONSON, LOUISE SIMONSON AND FABIAN NICIEZA!

Nov 15 Fri
Brahm Revel signing Marvel Knights X-Men #1 at Midtown Comics Downtown
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Midtown Comics continues the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the X-Men! Writer and artist Brahm Revel will be signing Marvel Knights X-Men #1 at our Downtown store on Friday, November 15th starting at 6:30pm.
This is day two of our two day X-Men signing fest! Don’t miss writer Chris Claremont signing X-Men Gold #1 at our Downtown store on 11/14!Marvel-Knights-X-Men-1-Cover

Marvel Knights X-Men #1
• Marvel Knights presents Brahm Revel’s thrilling and dark X-Men adventure that asks: what happens when your past comes back to kill you?
• Wolverine, Kitty & Rogue set out on the road to rescue new mutants from being murdered. But their help may not be welcome in this backwoods town–and the murderer may be closer to them than they think.
• A gritty murder mystery told by the talented and new to Marvel creator, Brahm Revel (Guerillas).