New York, NY, June 18th, 2012- Midtown Comics in New York City is proud to announce the wedding of Scott Everhart and Jason Welker, and Khris Wilson and Chris Orme in celebration of the historic wedding of X-Men characters Northstar and Kyle, unfolding in Astonishing X-Men #51,from Marvel Comics, available today.  Midtown Comics will hold this wedding event on Wednesday, June 20th at 9:00AM at their Downtown location. Hotel accommodations for the couples will be provided by Eventi A Kimpton Hotel, where a private reception will take place after the ceremony. 

The wedding is not open to the general public, but fans are welcome to share the excitement outside the store for photo ops.  Midtown Comics’ Downtown store opening will be delayed until 10:30AM due to the wedding.

“We are geeks in love, and what better way to tie the knot than in a comic shop!” said groom Scott Everhart.  Khris Wilson, another groom, had this to say: “The idea of having a ceremony with some of my fictional icons in the same room as me is pretty cool.” “We’re honored to take part in this event today, and to help promote equality and tolerance, in the spirit of the X-Men themselves”, said Gerry Gladston, co-owner of Midtown Comics.

“Eventi and Kimpton are honored to be proud partners alongside Marvel and Midtown Comics of this important milestone for both couples and show their support as a leading LGBT community member in the US” said Shannon Spillett, city director of marketing, Kimpton Hotels NYC.

Matt Lotr will be the officiant, and Andrew Altenburg of 14Stories.com is the wedding planner, and will present a cake provided by Empire Cakes. Marvel Comics and wedding-themed music will be provided by Brian Barrentine and Funikijam.

MIDTOWN COMICS opened its first store in 1997, and is now the industry’s leading retailer of comic books, graphic novels, and manga, with its online store as well as three landmark NYC locations in Times Square, Grand Central and DowntownFollow us on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and the Midtown blog! More information available online at:  http://www.midtowncomics.com

EVENTI is the first luxurious hotel in Manhattan’s Chelsea district, residing on the entire block of Avenue of the Americas between 29th and 30th Streets. Eventi’s 292 rooms and suites transform a place to stay into a cosmopolitan lifestyle experience for business and leisure travelers alike. The Eventi Plaza is also home to the Big Screen Plaza, a 30 x 16 ft high-definition LED screen broadcasting an eclectic mix of programming, ranging from cinema to sports, from the arts to fashion.  Eventi also offers the Spa @ Eventi, a fitness center, more than 20,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor meeting and events space and a 530-car parking garage with valet service.  Eventi is operated by San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, the country’s leading and largest boutique hotel operator. Eventi is part of the Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants family which has been named by FORTUNE Magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies To Work For in 2011” and by Crain’s New York 2011 as one of the “50 Best Places to Work in New York City.” Eventi is located at 851 Avenue of the Americas, New York, N.Y. For more information call 1-800 KIMPTON or visit www.eventihotel.com or www.facebook.com/EventiHotel.

Nashville’s award-winning FunikiJam Musicwas founded in 1999 to meet the need for quality music programs for 21st century families. Now a licensed ARTS program provider for the New York City Schools, FunikiJam provides innovative education and entertainment programs that explore world culture for newborns and up. For more info please visit http://www.funikijam.com

14 Stories’s mission is to ensure that all LGBT couples have the most positive, supportive experience while planning their wedding. Our commitment is to produce gorgeous, meaningful and fabulous legal weddings with a holistic approach that guarantees that couples also receive resources to build and protect their family. 14 Stories promotes marriage equality and reduces homophobia in the wedding industry through our educational seminars for wedding professionals.” You can visit 14 Stories at http://www.14stories.com

Matt Loter is a CT Justice of the Peace and NYC registered wedding officiant. He has done hundreds of ceremonies for couples from all over the world, ranging from just the couple saying a few words at city hall to lavish affairs with hundreds of guests. Visit his site at www.GetMarriedCT.com

Empire Cake brings you the best in American baking with a gourmet twist. We feature fresh-baked cakes, cupcakes, cookies, breakfast pastries, brownies and bars, and sophisticated versions of classic snack cakes, including our own “twinkies,” “snowballs” and swiss rolls.

Our custom-designed cakes range from traditional tiered wedding cakes to one-of-a-kind creations for birthdays and other celebrations, corporate events and promotions, and advertising and fashion editorials. For more info visit http://www.empirecake.com

New York, NY, March 12, 2012- Midtown Comics in New York City proudly presents writer Brian K. Vaughan signing his new book SAGA #1  from Image Comics at Midtown Comics Downtown on Thursday, March 15th from 6:00PM to 8:00PM.

Saga #1: Y: The Last Man writer Brian K. Vaughan returns to comics with red-hot artist Fiona Staples for an all-new ongoing series! Star Wars-style action collides with Game of Thrones-esque drama in this original sci-fi/fantasy epic for mature readers, as new parents Marko and Alana risk everything to raise their child amidst a never-ending galactic war. The adventure begins in a spectacular double-sized first issue, with forty-four pages of story with no ads for the regular price of just $2.99!

Brian K. Vaughan is best known for his comic book series Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina, Runaways, and Pride of Baghdad, and was one of the principal writers of the television series Lost.

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New York, NY, February 14, 2012- Midtown Comics in New York City will have its first Open Buying Day at Midtown Comics Downtown on Saturday, February 18th from 1:00PM to 4:00PM.

Special note: A camera crew will be taping this event for a major cable TV network, and your presence will indicate your consent to be videotaped.

We’re buying back issues in a big way, and we’re especially looking for Silver and Golden Age comics, along with key issues of ANY age. We also need LOTS of vintage toys and collectibles, so don’t be shy, bring everything, and be prepared to meet Midtown’s back issue man Alex Rae. Who knows? You may walk away with an Uncle Scrooge-size haul of money!! Our first ever open buying day takes place at Midtown Comics Downtown, at 64 Fulton Street (corner of Ryder Alley, just a few blocks east of Broadway), from 1:00 to 4:00PM, Saturday, February 18th.

We’re also looking for one particular book, HOT STUFF THE LITTLE DEVIL #1 (1957). WE WILL PAY TOP DOLLAR FOR THIS BOOK!

Check out our hilarious We Buy Comics commercial!  

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York, NY, February 8, 2012- Midtown Comics in New York City will present artist Amy Reeder signing Batwoman #6  from DC Comics at Midtown Comics Downtown on Thursday, February 9th from 6:00PM to 7:00PM.

Amy Reeder rose to popularity in the Japanese-inspired comic scene, drawing and writing her own graphic novel series Fool’s Gold for Tokyopop.  Her work on Vertigo’s Madame Xanadu earned her three Eisner awards: Best New Series, Best Artist and Best Cover Artist. Supergirl covers marked Amy’s move to the DC Universe, and since then she has focused her time on the greatly anticipated, new Batwoman series.

Batwoman #6: Artist Amy Reeder and inker Richard Friend join the Batwoman team with this new arc, as the epic “To Drown the World” begins!

Six lives, inextricably linked in the past and present, each on a collision course with the others: Batwoman, fighting for duty and vengeance against a threat of arcane power. Detective Maggie Sawyer, investigating a case that could end her career. DEO Agent Cameron Chase, commanding a vigilante she despises. Colonel Jacob Kane, clutching at a life that’s slipping away. Maro, a new villain corrupting Gotham City. And Kate Kane, wrestling with decisions that will test her loyalties.

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New York, NY, February 6, 2012- Midtown Comics in New York City will present Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan signing Conan The Barbarian #1 from Dark Horse Comics at Midtown Comics Downtown on Wednesday, February 8th from 6:00PM to 7:00PM.

Brian Wood is best known for his creator-owned work that includes DMZ, Northlanders, Demo, The New York Four,The Couriers, Channel Zero, Local and Supermarket. Brian is set to release his newest series, The Massive with Dark Horse Comics.

Becky Cloonan is an award-winning cartoonist and illustrator who started self-publishing mini comics in 1999. Since then she has gone on to work with Vertigo, Dark Horse, Harper Collins and Marvel, with editions of her work published in several countries around the world.

Conan The Barbarian #1: In this sweeping adaptation of Robert E. Howard’s fan-favorite “Queen of the Black Coast,” Conan turns his back on the civilized world and takes to the high seas alongside the pirate queen Bêlit, setting the stage for an epic of romance, terror, and swashbuckling. This is Conan as you’ve never seen him, with the combination of one of Robert E. Howard’s greatest tales and the most dynamic creative team in comics!

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MIDTOWN COMICS opened its first store in 1997, and is now the industry’s leading retailer of comic books, graphic novels, and manga, with its online store as well as three landmark NYC locations in Times Square, Grand Central and DowntownFollow us on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and the Midtown blog! More information available online at:  http://www.midtowncomics.com

New York, NY, December 20, 2011- Midtown Comics in New York City will present Danny Fingeroth and Dennis O’Neil signing The Stan Lee Universe at Midtown Comics Downtown on Thursday, December 22nd from 6:00PM to 7:00PM.

DANNY FINGEROTH, co-editor of The Stan Lee Universe, has known and worked with Lee for many years. He spent a week at Stan’s archives at the University of Wyoming, where he found many of the rarities contained in the book. Danny is Senior Vice President of Education at SoHo’s Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA), where he co-curated exhibitions of the work of Al Jaffee and Will Eisner. He was Group Editor of Marvel’s Spider-Man line and has written many comics featuring characters including, Spider-Man, Superman, Iron Man, and Darkhawk. Danny is the author of Superman on the Couch: What Superheroes Really Tell Us About Ourselves and Our Society; Disguised as Clark Kent: Jews, Comics, and the Creation of the Superhero; and The Rough Guide to Graphic Novels.

 DENNIS O’NEIL, one of comics’ most acclaimed writers, worked briefly in journalism, then moved to New York and comics. He became one of Stan Lee’s earliest writers and editors in the Marvel of the mid-’60s, and worked closely with Stan and Stan Lee Universe co-editor Roy Thomas for a short but intense period. Moving to DC, Denny brought social consciousness to the medium with the groundbreaking Green Lantern/Green Arrow series. His work on Batman - as writer and editor – returned that character to its dark, gothic roots. An interview with Denny about his days working with Stan is featured in The Stan Lee Universe.

The Stan Lee Universe: Face front, true believers! The Stan Lee Universe is the ultimate repository of interviews with and mementos about Marvel Comics’ fearless leader! From his Soapbox to the box office, the Smilin’ One literally changed the face of comic books and pop culture, and this tome presents in his own words – and those of the illustrious folks he’s worked with – the co-creation of Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Silver Surfer, and so many other super-characters! Presented are numerous rare and unpublished interviews with Stan, discussing how he made Marvel Comics the household name it is today. Also featured are interviews with top luminaries of the comics industry, including John Romita Sr. & Jr., Tod McFarlane, Dennis O’Neil, Roy Thomas, Gene Colan, Al Jaffee, Larry Lieber, Jerry Robinson, and Michael Uslan discussing his vital importance to the field he helped shape. Plus, this book contains the essential-to-every-writer Stan Lee’s Top Ten Tips for Writers! And as a bonus for this special edition, and direct from Stan’s personal archives (housed at the University of Wyoming), you’ll see rare photos, sample scripts and plots, personal correspondences, and other tidbits from the entire span of his career, some unseen for decades!

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MIDTOWN COMICS opened its first store in 1997, and is now the industry’s leading retailer of comic books, graphic novels, and manga, with its online store as well as three landmark NYC locations in Times Square, Grand Central and DowntownFollow us on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and the Midtown blog! More information available online at:  http://www.midtowncomics.com