To celebrate the wedding of The X-Men’s Northstar and Kyle Jinadu in Marvel’s Astonishing X-Men #51, Midtown Comics is looking for a comic loving, same-sex couple who would be interested in getting married in our store on June 20th for a special event! Email us at

Astonishing X-Men writer Marjorie M. Liu will be signing at Midtown Comics Downtown on June 6th from 6-7! Click for details

 Volunteering to be married at this event does not guarantee that you will be selected to participate.  Midtown Comics reserves the right to choose or not to choose a couple from those who volunteer. All potential volunteers must contact Midtown Comics via e-mail at by June 7th. No volunteers will be accepted after that date.

22 May, 2012

Tragic Loss at Midtown

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AJ Confessore, a long time customer and friend of Midtown, has passed away. If you’re a reader of our blog, watched Fuse TV or walked around NYCC, you’ll know AJ as CC Banana, comedian and rock and roll interviewer. CC loved to poke a little fun at those he interviewed, and he met and interviewed such rock luminaries as Sebastian Bach, and KISS.

If you shopped at our stores, CC was just plain AJ. AJ had been shopping with us for 15 years, since the store’s inception. Personally, I remember meeting AJ about a month into work, on my first Wednesday. AJ was a regular of all of our stores; his love of rock n’ roll was matched only by his love of comics and the world of comics. He was always very friendly, and very courteous to all of us. As an employee of Midtown Comics for four years, seeing AJ on Wednesdays was like clockwork. As busy as Wednesdays get, and they do get very busy, we always got to talk at least for a few minutes, AJ would always talk to a bunch of us and catch up with us, and in a sea of thousands on Wednesdays, he was always a constant, friendly presence. AJ was a one- of-a kind person, a person with great heart and humor, and on behalf of all of us at Midtown, we will miss you and hope you’re in a better place now. Rest in Peace.

– Raph

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Midtown Bloggerinos! Raph here, with a review of the new book from Brian Cronin: Why Does Batman Carry Shark Repellent?

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10 May, 2012

Scott Snyder and Night of the Owls

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While The Avengers are duking it out with The X-Men, Batman is facing off against a threat that predates Batman himself. Now that threat has targeted Bruce Wayne, and all the power brokers of Gotham. All of this comes from DC’s newest superstar writer (and Midtown favorite) Scott Snyder!

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