New York, NY, June 13, 2011- Midtown Comics in New York City will present Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente & Mark Paniccia signing their new book Alpha Flight #1 from Marvel Comics at Midtown Comics Downtown on Saturday June 18th from 2 to 3 P.M.

Greg Pak is the writer behind such hit Marvel Comics as World War Hulk, Incredible Hercules, and Magneto: Testament. Pak also wrote the Battlestar Galactica comic series for Dynamite Entertainment.

Fred Van Lente was the co-writer of Incredible Hercules with Greg Pak and has written X-Men Noir, Marvel Zombies Return, and Heroic Age: Prince of Power for Marvel Comics. He also co-wrote the graphic novel Cowboys & Aliens.

Mark Paniccia is a senior editor at Marvel Comics. His work can be found in the Ultimate Comics line and on Hulk books. Paniccia is also the editor of the new Alpha Flight #1.

Alpha Flight #1: A FEAR ITSELF maxi-series spinoff! Do you fear…your country turning on you? Alpha Flight has long been the protector of an entire nation…but what happens when that nation needs to be protected from itself?  New York Times best-selling authors Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente, along with red-hot artist Dale Eaglesham, bring back the team you demanded — the original Alpha Flight! Sasquatch, Snowbird, Northstar and Aurora have been joined by their revived allies Guardian, Vindicator, Shaman, and Marrina as the paragons and protectors of an entire nation. But as FEAR ITSELF takes over, their own country turns on the Flight and brands them traitors for the shocking actions of one of their closest allies. As the borders close and an entire nation hunts them down, will the newly reunited Alpha Flight survive?

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Midtown Bloggensteiner! I’ve got another look at DC’s new #1s, this time, we take a look at the Bat-Family!

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Midtownies! It’s Raph and it’s time to take a look at some of these new #1’s. This time we’re going to look at two of the cornerstones of the DCU: The Green Lanterns!

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One lucky winner will have the chance to win a copy of the Oni Press book GUERILLAS signed by creator Brahm Revel!

“Private John Francis Clayton is on his first tour of duty in Vietnam, facing death at every turn in the middle of a war he doesn’t understand. Clayton is just trying to stay alive when he encounters an elite platoon of…simian soldiers?!? This squad of chain-smoking chimps is the most dangerous fighting force in the jungle…but whose side are they on?”

 

 

 

 

 

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This week Thor and Dimitrios talk to Marvel writer Christos Gage about his work on the hit series Avengers Academy. We also go into detail about writing the upcoming  Captain America: Super Solider video game and the new Dark Horse series Angel and Faith!

Hello Midtown Blog Watchers (yes you too Uatu), Raph’s back with another installment of Fear Itself with Matt Fraction! Matt really outdid himself with Issue number Three of Fear Itself, and we sat down to talk about it. A warning: there are spoilers on the issue itself, as well as a juicy tidbit involving Captain America and Ed Brubaker! Enjoy!

 

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