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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New York, NY, September 7, 2011- Midtown Comics in New York City will present Peter J. Tomasi signing his all-new DC Comics book Batman and Robin #1 at Midtown Comics Downtown on Wednesday, September 14th from 5:00PM to 6:00PM.

This is the first of three signing events in the month of September that Midtown Comics Downtown will host for the celebration of the launch of DC The New 52. Other events include writers Scott Snyder and Ivan Brandon on 9/21 for Batman #1 and Men of War #1 and writer Ron Marz on 9/28 for Voodoo #1.

Peter J. Tomasi is a fan-favorite writer for such DC Comics tiles as Nightwing, Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors, and The Outsiders. Tomasi has also collaborated regularly with writer Geoff Johns on such titles as Blackest Night, Brightest Day, and Justice Society of America.

Batman and Robin #1: Battling evil with his son, Damian, at his side, Batman now realizes that the hardest part of the job may be trying to work together! As Batman and Robin try to adjust to their new partnership, a figure emerges from Bruce Wayne’s past: His name is NoBody, and he’s not happy that Batman Incorporated is shining a light on his own shadowy war against evil…

RSVP to this event on Midtown Comics’ Facebook page!

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Starting August 31st, 2011, DC Comics launched a historic renumbering of the entire DC Universe line of comic books with 52 #1 issues, which brings some changes to their iconic characters.  DC Comics-The New 52 was launched with a Midnight event at Midtown Comics’ Times Square store on August 31st, at which Geoff Johns and Jim Lee signed Justice League #1 and Flashpoint #5. See coverage of the event by Newsarama, CNN, and the Village Voice and Midtown Comics.

If you’re still wondering what the New 52 is, DC has your answers in this short video:

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Our good friend Mr. GIF got some great coverage from the Midnight Madness signing we had with Geoff Johns and Jim Lee celebrating the release of Justice League #1 and the official launch of DC- The new 52.  Mr. GIF has a true talent for taking the mundane and turning it into something amazing that can sometimes be just as nauseating as it is hypnotizing. Be sure to check out his site: http://mr-gif.com/ for more mind bending GIF’s! #zwag!

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Join us as we celebrate the release of JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 and FLASHPOINT #5 with Geoff Johns and Jim Lee at Midtown Comics Times Square for a Midnight Madness release extravaganza!

Purchase of JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 and FLASHPOINT #5 are required to attend the signing.

Customers may have up to two items signed per creator, if time allows.

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Pre-Orders for the DC Comics – The New 52 #1′s have been EXTENDED to August 7th!

Hey there Midtownies!  Raph here to talk to you about some of the great things Midtown Comics is going to be doing for the NEW DCU! If you haven’t heard about it, the DC Universe is undergoing a massive, sweeping change in September, and all of the major DC series are being restarted, with new first issues!  We’ve organized all the info you’ll need to bring you up to speed, starting with a fabulous Q&A from DC Comics, entitled “The New 52 and You“,  in which all of the most difficult questions about the relaunch are answered.  DC has also prepared a video starring Jim Lee and Dan Didio, that covers all the angles on the New 52.  You can also check out my thoughts on the release.  THE ENTIRE LIST OF ALL DC #1′S CAN BE FOUND BELOW.

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