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  • NYC – Free Comic Book Day 2012

    Jose Luis Garcia Lopez, Dan Slott, ChrisCross, and Robert Venditti sign at Jim Hanley’s Universe on Saturday, May 5, 2012 for Free Comic Book Day!

    Press Release:

    Free Comic Book Day is Saturday, May 5 and Jim Hanley’s Universe in New York City will once again be host to an all-star lineup of creators, events, FREE COMICS, and so much more!

    Free Comic Book Day is here! As in years past, we will be giving out free comics all day at both stores. And, also as in years past, we will be hosting a slew of top creators at our Manhattan location. Check it out:

    Robert Venditti – 12:00pm – The writer of The Surragates, his new Valiant comic X-O Manowar comes out May 2!
    ChrisCross – 2:00pm – Prolific penciler and our good pal, you can see his most recent work in the DC New 52!
    Jose Luis Garcia Lopez – 3:00pm – One of DC Comic’s signature illustrators, his career spans four decades!
    Dan Slott – 4:00pm The current writer of Amazing Spider-Manand genuinely one of the coolest people alive!

    Making the weekend even more awesome is our Magic: The Gathering Avacyn Restored Launch Parties at both locations on Saturday, May 5! Stay tuned for details!

    Oh, yeah, and there will be FREE COMICS! Click here for the checklist of what we’ll be giving away!

    It all begins Saturday, May 5 beginning at 9:00am at JHU in Manhattan, 10:00am at JHU in Staten Island! All at Jim Hanley’s Universe, New York City’s Premier Comic Store and Gaming Spot for 27 years and counting, Where Art and Literature Meet!

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    Jim Hanley’s Universe
    4 West 33rd St, New York, NY 10001

    NYC – Amazing Spider-Man Signing

    Writer Dan Slott signs at Jim Hanley’s Universe on Wednesday March 21, 2012 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm!

    Jim Hanley’s Universe
    4 West 33rd St, New York, NY 10001

    NYC – Last Show at the PIT

    Dan Slott appears at Comic Book Club’s final appearance at the Peoples Improv Theater on Tuesday March 20th.

    Press Release:

    THE TIME HAS COME! It’s our last show at the PIT before we move downtown to PIANOS and we are going out in style! We have Amazing Spider-Man superstar writer DAN SLOTT. He is coming from the ENDS OF THE EARTH to be on the show. We’ll also be joined by comedian and show regular MIKE LAWRENCE fresh from SXSW! Join us as we burn this mother down.

    PLUS, free comics, and a $25 gift certificate to Midtown Comics! Holy cow!

    And did you know we’re part of THE NERDIST NETWORK now? Check it out here

    Tuesday, March 20 @ 8:00pm
    @ The Peoples Improv Theater
    123 E. 24th Street, btwn. Park & Lexington, New York, NY

    Tickets: $5
    Online: ThePIT-NYC.com
    Phone: 1-800-838-3006
    Questions? 212-563-7488

    AND AS ALWAYS…
    The show is sponsored in part by Midtown Comics

    Check out our podcast!

    Want to watch the show live, but can’t make it in NYC? Check out our livestream of the show!

    Marvel Reveals Plans for C2E2 2012

    February 21, 2012 by  
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    Marvel at C2E2 2012

    Press Release:

    MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT REVEALS PLANS FOR CHICAGO COMIC & ENTERTAINMENT EXPO (C2E2)

    Joe Quesada and Axel Alonso to Join Leading Marvel Talent Including Jason Aaron, Rick Remender and Dan Slott

    Official C2E2 Poster to Feature Avengers VS. X-Men in Battle at Chicago Landmark

    Norwalk, CT, February 21, 2012:  Many top writers and creators will be joining Marvel Entertainment at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) as the renowned comic books and media entertainment company announces plans for the annual pop culture gathering which will take place April 13 – 15, 2012 in the North Building at the McCormick Place Convention Center.  Joe Quesada, Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Entertainment, and Axel Alonso, Marvel’s Editor-in-Chief, will be joined by other notable Marvel creators including Jason Aaron, Rick Remender and Dan Slott.

    In addition to bringing these leading guests and talent to C2E2, Marvel has also provided original artwork by Olivier Coipel for this year’s official C2E2 poster which will feature The Avengers and X-Men in battle at Buckingham Fountain, a Chicago landmark in the center of Grant Park. This April, The Avengers and the X-Men go to war in a landmark 12-issue pop culture publishing event, Avengers VS X-Men, which will bring together the world’s greatest super heroes  including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Cyclops, Storm, Magneto and more.  To learn more about Avengers VS X-Men go to www.marvel.com/avx.  The specially created poster will figure prominently in C2E2’s advertising and promotion and will be featured at the convention as well as in Chicago area retailers and other areas throughout Chicago leading up to the show.  Marvel will have a massive booth presence at C2E2 where it will occupy 2500 square feet in a central location on the convention floor where fans will be able to meet top Marvel talent as well as learn about the latest Marvel products, promotions and recent news.  Once again, ReedPOP will also entertain 12 fans at a dinner which will include selected executives and creators from the Marvel team.  This year the exclusive dinner will take place at the award-winning Chicago restaurant Girl & the Goat.  Further details about the dinner will be announced soon and will be posted on the C2E2 website.

    “Marvel always brings tremendous energy and excitement to our show and this year is certainly no exception,” notes Lance Fensterman, Group Vice President for ReedPOP and Show Manager for C2E2.  “The Marvel presence is felt on so many levels, not just at their booth and with all the talented guests they bring, but also through the poster, the dinner that ReedPOP is hosting, the panels and all the other Marvel activity which involves thousands of our fans and which is so fully integrated with our show.  We are grateful to Marvel for their energy and commitment to C2E2 and we look forward to making this a great show!”

    For further information about guests and activities at C2E2 as well as purchasing tickets, please visit www.C2E2.com.

    JOE QUESADA:  Joe Quesada wears many creative hats, as both an acclaimed writer-artist and the Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Entertainment – the world’s largest and most dynamic comics publisher. In this role, Joe is steward of such legendary characters as Spider-Man, X-Men, Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor.

    His tenure as Editor-in-Chief recently drew to a close after 10 successful years – the longest term since Stan Lee himself. Under Quesada’s guidance, Marvel underwent a creative boom and became home to the comic industry’s greatest talents, which continues to hold true today. He brings this same vision to his role in the whole of Marvel Entertainment across the worlds of publishing, film, and television.

    AXEL ALONSO:  A 17-year comics industry veteran, Axel Alonso got his start at DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint, where he edited such seminal series such as Preacher, Hellblazer and 100 Bullets, before leaping to Marvel Comics in 2001.   Since that time, he has overseen many of the publisher’s biggest franchises – including Spider-Man, Hulk and the X-Men – and edited some of its most talked-about series – including Truth,Rawhide Kid and X-Statix.  In 2011 Axel was promoted to Editor In Chief, a tenure during which he has overseen major events such as the Death of Ultimate Spider-Man and the chart-topping Fear Itself.  Besides comics, Alonso’s passions include basketball, hip-hop, 8-year-old shooting guard Tito “Mr. T” Alonso, Asian food and preparing for the inevitable Zombie Apocalypse.

    JASON AARON:  Jason Aaron is an Eisner and Harvey Award nominated comic book writer whose work includes the critically acclaimed crime series Scalped for Vertigo and stints on Black Panther, Ghost Rider and Wolverine: Weapon X for Marvel. Current and upcoming projects includeWolverine, Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine, PunisherMAX X-Men Schism and Wolverine & the X-Men, all for Marvel. He was born in Alabama but currently resides in Kansas City.

    RICK REMENDER:  Rick Remender is the writer/creator of comics such as Fear Agent, The End League, Strange Girl, Black Heart Billy, Last Days of American Crime, Sea of Red, Sorrow, Night Mary, XXXombies and Doll and Creature. He is also the writer of Marvel’s Uncanny X-Force, Secret Avengers, and Venom.

    Outside of comics he has served as lead writer on EA/EPIC/PCF’s Bulletstorm game and was a writer on the Electronic Arts hit game Dead Space . Prior to this, Remender served as an animator on films such as The Iron Giant, Anastasia, Titan A.E., and Rocky and Bullwinkle.

    During his time wrist grinding as an artist Rick penciled books such as The Last Christmas, Bruce Campbell’s Man with the Screaming Brain and numerous issues of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles while also inking books such as The Avengers and The Terminator . He has provided album covers and art for bands such as NOFX, 3 Inches of Blood, Lagwagon and No Use for a Name. He also taught storyboarding, animation and comic art at San Francisco’s Academy of Art University for many years. He and his tea-sipping wife, Danni, currently reside in California with their two kids, and a monster known only as Lester Magoo.

    DAN SLOTT: Dan is someone who isn’t comfortable typing up his own bio and/or talking about himself in the third person. That said, I hear he is extremely modest and would never mention the multiple times he swam the English Channel, piloted clandestine moon missions, or wrestled nuclear-powered mastodons. He is a riddle wrapped in an enigma… and then dipped in a tangy chipotle sauce. You might know him from his work as a writer on Amazing Spider-Man, Mighty Avengers, Avengers: The Initiative, She-Hulk, Arkham Asylum: Living Hell, Batman Adventures, Looney Tunes, or Ren & Stimpy.  Or if comics ain’t your bag, he’s the guy who wrote the Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions game for XBox 360, PS3, and PC. Don’t worry about bringing too many comics for him to sign. He’ll sign all of ’em. Because, well, it’s really no trouble, he has a monosyllabic name, and, seriously, it’s the least he can do– when you bought all that stuff, you paid his rent.

    ABOUT REEDPOP:  ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions which is exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture arena.  ReedPOP is dedicated to producing celebrations of popular culture throughout the world that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences for consumers and fans. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) East & West, Star Wars Celebration VI, Fantasy Football Fest, and UFC Fan Expo.  The staff at ReedPOP is a fan based group of professionals producing shows for other fans, thus making them uniquely qualified to service those with whom they share a common passion.  ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Asia and Europe.

    MA – Heroes in Our Midst Panel

    Dan Slott, Sarah Kinney, and Jack Purcell appear at Amherst College on Sunday March 4, 2012 from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

    Press Release:

    Family Outreach of Amherst, a program of CHD, presents its 10th Annual Salute to Families Lecture Series titled “Heroes in Our Midst.” The event features a panel discussion with the wonderfully talented Dan Slott, head writer for the Amazing Spider-Man comic books, Sarah Kinney, co-author of the Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys graphic novels and freelance comic artist Jack Purcell whose work includes Spider-Man, Batman and Batgirl. Pulitzer prize winning journalist and UMass professor, Madeleine Blais will moderate the discussion. A reception and book signing will follow the program. This is a fundraising event for Family Outreach of Amherst.

    More information at the link…

    Amherst College – Converse Hall
    31 Meadow St, Amherst, MA

    Marvel Signing, Panel, and Booth Schedules for NYCC 2011 Announced

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    Via Marvel.com, we get our first look at Marvel’s signing schedule for New York Comic Con 2011, including signings by Stan Lee and Joe Quesada as well as Chris Evans (Captain America), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), and more from The Avengers.

    Marvel NYCC 2011 Signing Schedule

    In addition, Marvel has made their Panel and Booth Schedule available:

    Marvel NYCC 2011 Booth and Panel Schedule

     

    NYC – Spidey Book Club

    September 7, 2011 by  
    Filed under Comic Books, New York, Signing and Appearance Profiles

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    Dan Slott appears at Midtown Comics on Friday, September 30 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm!

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    Press Release:

    It’s the Midtown Comics Book Club! Join us for our monthly Graphic Novel book club at our Downtown store.

    This month’s book will be Spider-Man: A Matter of Life and Death from Marvel Comics, and writer Dan Slott will be there to discuss the book with the club! If that’s not enough to entice, free coffee and donuts will be served.

    Don’t have the book yet? Save 25% off cover price at any of our three stores (in-store only). Just mention the Midtown Comics Book Club at the cash register!

    The Book Club will meet on Friday September 30th at 6:30PM at Midtown Comics Downtown.

    SEATS ARE VERY LIMITED!

    Midtown Comics Downtown
    64 Fulton Street, New York, NY

    UK – Spider-Island Signing

    August 6, 2011 by  
    Filed under Comic Books, England, Signing and Appearance Profiles

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    Writer Dan Slott (Amazing Spider-Man, She-Hulk, Arkham Asylum: Living Hell) signs at Orbital on Friday, August 20, at 5pm!

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    Orbital Comics
    8 Gt Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA, United Kingdom
    020 7240 0591

    NYC – Spider-Island in the Club

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    Writer DAN SLOTT talks all about Spider-Island with assistant editors ELLIE PYLE and RACHEL PINNELAS!

    Hosted by Pete LePage, Justin Tyler, and Alex Zalben

    …And you know all of the news about the show, RIGHT?!

    1. We’re at a new location on the East side! Brand new!

    2. There is a beautiful bar in the new location that is extremely suitable to hang out in. So plan on coming early and hanging out late!

    3. We are giving away tons and tons of free comics!

    Also, you could win a $25 Gift card to Midtown Comics!

    And all the comic book news and opinions IN THE WORLD!

    Tuesday, July 26 @ 8:00pm
    @ The Peoples Improv Theater
    123 E. 24th Street, btwn. Park & Lexington, New York, NY

    Tickets: $5
    Online: ThePIT-NYC.com
    Phone: 1-800-838-3006
    Questions? 212-563-7488

    AND AS ALWAYS…
    The show is sponsored in part by Midtown Comics

    Check out our podcast!

    Want to watch the show live, but can’t make it in NYC? Check out our livestream of the show!

    NYC – Spider-Island Signing

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    Meet Dan Slott (She-Hulk, Mighty Avengers), Fred Van Lente (Incredible Hercules, Alpha Flight), and Joe Caramanga (Iron Man & the Armor Wars, Nation X) as they celebrate the release of Amazing Spider-Man #666 (Prelude to Spider-Island) at Midtown Comics Downtown on Wednesday, July 27th from 6:00pm – 7:00pm!

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    Midtown Comics Downtown
    64 Fulton Street, New York, NY

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