17 May, 2011

5 Questions with Zatanna’s Jamal Igle

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Hello there Midtowner! Raph’s back this week with a TRIPLE dose of blogging goodness! It’s all about the Q’s and the A’s this week! For this first one, I got to talk to artist Jamal Igle about Zatanna. Jamal started working on the title recently, and he collaborates with one of the most celebrated names in comics Paul Dini (he of the DCAU, or “Diniverse”, fame).

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This week Thor and Dimitrios talk to writer Brandon Montclare about his upcoming mini-series Fear Itself: Fearsome Four. We also get a trip down memory lane with Brandon as he tells us about his time working as an editor at DC Comics on such projects like All-Star Batman, All-Star Superman, Hellblazer, and Madame Xanadu!

Brandon Montclare, Michael Kaluta and Ryan Bodenheim will be at Midtown Comics Downtown on Wednesday June 8th from 6-7:30 to celebrate the release of Fear Itself: Fearsome Four #1! For more details and to RSVP head to our Facebook page!

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Ivan Reis and Joe Prado Sign at Midtown Comics Grand Central!

Tuesday, May 17th, from 4:00PM to 5:00PM

Midtown Comics – Grand Central

459 Lexington Avenue, NYC

 

New York, NY, May 13, 2011- Midtown Comics in New York City will present artists Ivan Reis and Joe Prado signing at Midtown Comics Grand Central on Tuesday May 17th from 4:00 to 5:00 PM.

Ivan Reis is an artist exclusive to DC and has penciled such titles as Action Comics, Green Lantern, Justice League of America, Rann-Thanagar War, The Authority, Wildcats, Teen Titans, 52, Superman, Countdown, Infinite Crisis, Green Lantern: Blackest Night and Brightest Day.

Joe Prado got his first American comics work sharing penciling duties with Ivan Reis on Action Comics for DC Comics. Since then, he’s worked on such titles as Superman, Teen Titans, Birds of Prey, Rann/Thanagar War and Brightest Day.

Both Ivan Reis and Joe Prado are set to draw the upcoming Aquaman series written by Green Lantern scribe Geoff Johns.

RSVP to this event on Midtown Comics’ Facebook page!

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 Downtown.  Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and the Midtown blog! More information available online at:  http://www.midtowncomics.com

 

Another star spotted at Midtown Comics! This time it was Andrew Garfield who will be playing Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the upcoming Spider-Man reboot. Garfield was spotted at Midtown’s Time Square location shopping for Spider-Man back issues! Could this be more research for the role? The Amazing Spider-Man will hit theaters July 3rd 2012 and stars  along side Garfield,  Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen, Denis Leary, Chris Zylka, Irrfan Khan, and C. Thomas Howell. Read the rest of this entry »

Zachary Quinto signs LUCID Vol. 1 HC from ARCHAIA Entertainment at Midtown Comics Downtown!

 

Wednesday, May 18th, from 6:00PM to 7:30PM

Midtown Comics – Downtown

64 Fulton Street, NYC

New York, NY, May 12, 2011-  Midtown Comics in New York City will present Zachary Quinto (“Heroes,” “Star Trek”) signing LUCID Vol. 1 HC from ARCHAIA Entertainment at Midtown Comics Downtown. Purchase of the LUCID Vol.1 is required to attend. Limit two signatures per customer.

LUCID will be available exclusively to Midtown Comics one week prior to its national release, for the purpose of this event.

In 2008, longtime collaborators and friends Corey Moosa, Neal Dodson and Zachary Quinto formed Before The Door Pictures, a media production company. Before The Door has an extensive development slate of projects in film, television, web and graphic novels. In 2009, Before The Door and Archaia Entertainment announced a partnership to produce a series of graphic novels. The first title, LUCID, created by actor and longtime BTD friend Michael McMillian (“True Blood”), debuted in 2010 in single-issue form and is now available in a collected-edition hardcover. Together with Moosa and Dodson, Quinto served as an executive  editor on LUCID, working with McMillian, artist Anna Wieszczyk and the Archaia staff to help make the book as accessible and entertaining as possible, offering his input and feedback where needed. Quinto was also instrumental in helping LUCID gain recognition within and outside the comic book industry, using his influence and popularity to tout the book at Comic-Con International in San Diego and in interviews with various media outlets, including MTV, G4 and Comic Book Resources.

LUCID VOL. 1 Collected Edition Hardcover
(W) Michael McMillian (A, COV) Anna Wieszczyk

Welcome to the world of LUCID, the action-packed pop-fantasy that draws inspiration from the spy genre, Arthurian legend and 21st-century folklore! Dark forces are conspiring to prevent humankind from reaching its true potential. Thankfully, as newly appointed “Protector of the Realm,” Agent Matthew Dee uses his skills as a covert spy and Combat Mage to ensure America’s freedom from the grip of evil. Written by “True Blood” actor Michael McMillian and illustrated by newcomer Anna Wieszczyk, LUCID is Archaia’s first title published in association with Zachary Quinto (“Heroes,” “Star Trek”) and his company, Before the Door.

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 Downtown.  Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and the Midtown blog! More information available online at:  http://www.midtowncomics.com