14 Sep, 2011

50 Word Reviews: DC 52 Part 1

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Midtown Bloggerinos! Raph here this week with a special all-new review format! We’re dropping the previous Twee-view format with the 140 character tweet like reviews and doing short and sweet 50 words reviews! Here they are, in alphabetical order:

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New York, NY, September 7, 2011- Midtown Comics in New York City is proud to present Craig Thompson signing his new book HABIBI at Midtown Comics Downtown on Tuesday, September 20th from 12:00PM to 2:00PM.

HABIBI will be available at all three Midtown Comics stores on September 20th. Purchase is required to attend signing.

Craig Thompson is best known for his 2003 graphic novel Blankets, for which he won several awards for including three Harvey Awards, two Eisner Awards, and two Ignatz Awards. His work also includes his 1999 graphic novel Good-bye, Chunky Rice and his 2004 graphic novel/travelogue Carnet de Voyage.

HABIBI is a deeply romantic story that explores and celebrates the beauty and cruelty, the complexity and depths of the Islamic world. Craig’s stunning artwork is matched by the haunting stories of his characters’ lives. Set in a mythical Middle East, at once contemporary and timeless, HABIBI is a parable about our relationship to the natural world, about the cultural divide between the First World and the Third World, and about the common heritage of Christianity and Islam. The magic of storytelling allows us to see the fragility embedded in cruelty, to understand how beauty can preserve us from destruction and how love can save us from loss of hope.

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Ten lucky winners will win a fist print copy of the DC New 52 book Justice League #1 signed by artist Jim Lee and writer Geoff Johns!

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UPDATE: It has been reported that the man who stole Mike Meyer’s Superman collection has been brought to justice and his collection has been returned! We will no longer be accepting donations. You can read more about the arrest at Comics Alliance. We’re happy to see that Mike was able to get his collection back.

Our hearts go out to Mike Meyer, whose entire Superman collection was stolen by a former co-worker.  As Greg Hatcher mentions on CBR, Mike has been on a special-needs disability pension for the last twenty years, and supplements that meager income by working part-time at a fast-food place. The one thing that he really cherished was his Superman collection.

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One lucky winner will win a pair of tickets to see SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK in NYC! Tickets will be valid for any weekday performances during the month of September.

See the brand-new version of Broadway’s musical spectacular—with new music, new scenes and a whole new take on the mind-blowing theatrical adventure. Songwriting superstars Bono & The Edge of U2 have joined forces with a new team of artists to bring this sensation to even greater heights. Be there.

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