DC recently conducted their Retailer Roadshow to introduce their new 52 titles and get retailers reactions to the bold new direction of DC. As a result of these meetings we’ve got a very informative Q&A supplied by Bob Wayne, SVP of sales at DC Comics in an effort to explain the  launching of the 52 titles in September. Read on!

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Hey there Midtown Blogadoccios, Raph here this time to let you know about some “Amazing” events going down with Spider-Man, as well as with Midtown Comics itself! Spider-Island is set to start with Amazing Spider Man issue #666, and it looks to be one of the biggest Spider-Man events in recent memory! Midtown Comics, the largest comics retailer in the world (and employers of yours truly) are having some huge things done to celebrate this new Spidey event!

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This contest has ENDED!

Congratulations to @coldmilk for winning!!!

Be sure to keep following @MidtownComics for more great giveaways!


Midtown Comics loves throwing  contest for all of our fabulous fans!

One lucky winner will have the chance to win the Midtown Comics Exclusive HYDRA T-Shirt!

How to Enter:

1) Follow Midtown Comics on Twitter.com, winners must be following Midtown Comics to be eligible.

2) Tweet or Retweet the message AND link:

Win the @midtowncomics exclusive Captain America HYDRA t-shirt! RT and Follow to Enter! http://bit.ly/lXI1on

3) Wait and see who wins!

Winners will be picked, contacted via Direct Message and sent their prize!

WINNER WILL BE PICKED AT 7p.m. on Wednesday 6/29!

The legal stuff:




A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. The Midtown Comics Twitter Contest (“Sweepstakes”) is by internet entry only. The sponsor of this Sweepstakes is Midtown Comics, 200 West 40th Street, NY, NY 10018 (the “Sponsor”). The Sweepstakes shall be subject to these Official Rules, and by entering, all participants agree to be bound by the terms and conditions herein.

ELIGIBILITY: THE MIDTOWN COMICS TWITTER SWEEPSTAKES (“Sweepstakes”) IS OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE CONTIGUOUS CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES, EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AS OF ENTRY DATE. Employees and their families of Sponsors, their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, parent companies, agencies and those living in the household of same are not eligible to enter or win. All U.S. Federal, state and local rules and regulations apply. By entering this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to abide by all terms of these Official Rules.

HOW TO ENTER ONLINE: You may enter via the Internet by logging onto http://blog.midtowncomics.com/win-midtown-comics-exclusive-captain-america-hydra-shirt/3610/ (the “Entry Site”) and following the Sweepstakes entry directions. ALL ONLINE ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5:00:00 pm (EST) on the deadline stated in the posting. The Promotion Parties, prize suppliers, and any and all Internet server(s) and access provider(s), and each of their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, parent corporations, retailers and advertising and promotional agencies, and all of their officers, directors, shareholders, employees and agents (collectively, “Releasees”) are not responsible for: any incorrect or inaccurate entry information; human errors; technical malfunctions; failures, omissions, interruptions, deletions or defects of any telephone network, computer online systems, computer equipment, servers, providers, or software, including without limitation any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes; inability to access the Entry Site; theft, tampering, destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; data that is processed late or incorrectly or is incomplete or lost due to telephone, computer or electronic malfunction or traffic congestion on telephone lines or the Internet or any web site (including the Entry Site) or for any other reason whatsoever; changes in schedule of the Event; typographical, printing or other errors; any deposited or mailed entries which are late, lost, incomplete, misdirected, stolen, mutilated, illegible, or postage due, or any combination thereof. Proof of mailing entry, depositing entry in display at Event or entering information at the Entry Site is not considered proof of delivery or receipt. Illegible, incomplete, and mechanically reproduced entries will be disqualified. All entries become the property of the Sponsors and will not be acknowledged or returned. False, fraudulent or deceptive entries or acts shall render entrants ineligible. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants affirm that they have read and accepted these Official Rules. The Sweepstakes shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants hereby submit to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal and state courts of the United States and waive the right to have disputes arising out of the subject matter hereof adjudicated in any other forum. The information obtained via the entry will be used by Sponsors and their affiliates for marketing purposes. Sponsors and their affiliates would like to use this information to contact you either by mail or email with updates about special promotions or offers.

WINNER SELECTION: the winner(s) will be determined by random selection conducted by Midtown Comics from among all eligible entries. If a prize notification or prize is returned as undeliverable for any reason, the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner in a subsequent random drawing. Prize is not transferable, assignable, or redeemable for cash. No substitution for the prize by the winner will be allowed. If necessary, due to unavailability of the prize for any reason, a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded at the sole discretion of the Sponsors.  The odds of winning the prize are determined by the total number of eligible entries received.

All Federal, state and local tax liabilities are the responsibility of the winner. Acceptance of the prize constitutes permission (except where prohibited) for the Sponsors to use the winner’s name, likeness, biography, statements, and any other similar materials for marketing, promotional and publicity purposes without additional compensation or any limitation.

LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY: Releasees shall not be liable to winner or any other person for failure to supply the prize or any part thereof, by reason of any acts of God, any action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action(s), regulations(s), order(s) or request(s) prove(s) to be invalid), equipment failure, terrorist acts, earthquake, war, fire, flood, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any other cause beyond Sponsors’ sole control.

GENERAL: Entrants release and waive any claims they may have against Releasees for any and all injuries, claims, damages, losses, costs, or expenses of any kind (including without limitation attorney’s fees) resulting from acceptance, use, or misuse of any prize or element thereof, or participation in this Sweepstakes.

If for any reason this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, or if this Sweepstakes or any web site associated therewith (or any portion thereof) becomes corrupted or does not allow the proper playing of the Sweepstakes and processing of entries in accordance with these rules, or if infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, actions by entrants, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes, in the Sponsors’ sole opinion, corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, the Sponsors reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual implicated in such action and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend this Sweepstakes or any portion thereof. In the event this Sweepstakes is cancelled, the Sponsors will conduct a random drawing to award all prizes from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the time of the action or event warranting such cancellation. If such cancellation, termination, modification, or suspension occurs, notification will be posted at the Entry Site. ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE (“HACK”) ANY WEB SITE (INCLUDING THE ENTRY SITE) OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSORS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. If a dispute arises about who submitted an entry on the Entry Site, the entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail account entered. The authorized account holder is deemed the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, service provider, or other online organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. A potential winner may be requested to provide Sponsors with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the winning entry and that all eligibility requirements are met.

NOTE: Internet entry must be made by the entrant only at the Entry Site. Entries made by any other individual or any entity, and/or originating at any other web site or e-mail address, including, but not limited to, commercial sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering service sites, will be declared invalid and disqualified for this Sweepstakes. The use of any device to automate the entry process is prohibited.

New York, NY, June 28, 2011- Midtown Comics in New York City along with Dynamite Entertainment will present New York Times best-selling author Jim Butcher signing at Midtown Comics Downtown on Thursday June 30th from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.

Jim Butcher is the New York Times best-selling author of more than a dozen novels, including the Dresden Files and Codex Alera books. Since the publication of his first Dresden Files novel, Storm Front, in 2000, Butcher has become a favorite of millions of dedicated readers around the world. A lifelong fan of comic books, Butcher lives in Missouri with his wife and son.

Dynamite Entertainment first published adaptations of the Dresden Files series with Storm Front, and is now putting out Dresden Files: Fool Moon comics, and will be publishing new stories in comics and graphic novels in the near future!

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

York, NY, June 27, 2011- Midtown Comics in New York City will present writer Marjorie Liu signing at Midtown Comics Times Square on Wednesday June 29th from 6:00 to 7:00 PM.

Marjorie Liu is the writer for the Marvel Comics titles NYX, X-23 and, Dark Wolverine. She is also a New York Times best-selling author known for her paranormal romance novels such as Tiger Eye, The Iron Hunt, and A Dream of Stone and Shadows.

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

21 Jun, 2011


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Big City Drink and Draw

MIDTOWNER! Welcome back! Did you see GL?!? Yeah, I know.. yep, yep… but there was that one… yep… okay, so I’m NOT going to talk about Green Lantern, because by now, every fanboy and their friend/ sibling/significant other/whoever went with them has seen it and has an opinion (positive or negative). What I WILL do this week is highlight a little monthly event that takes place here in New York City: the Big City Drink and Draw.
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