Our friends at Comics Alliance have reported that Gerry Armbruster, who was arrested last month for robbing mentally disabled comic book fan Mike Meyer of thousands of dollars worth of Superman comics and collectibles, has been convicted of the crime and sentenced to six years in prison. Back in September we posted a call to action encouraging Midtown’s friends to help one of their own and send in any Superman comics or merchandise they could spare. We even sent Mike over $150.00 worth of our best Superman stuff!
Welcome to the penultimate installment of C.C. Banana’s adventures at the 2011 New York Comic Con! Today the Banana (in the guise of Wolverine) takes on the smokin’ hot David Finch. As with his earlier interviews with artists Cully Hamner and Geof Darrow, it starts off serious but then takes a few unexpected turns! Luckily, David takes it all in stride and doesn’t let the Banana get under his skin.
Midtown Bloggerinos! Raph here this week with a special all-new review format! We’re dropping the previous Twee-view format with the 140 character tweet like reviews and doing short and sweet 50 words reviews! Here they are, in alphabetical order:
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.
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: