NYC – Protocol Orphans Signing

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Peter Facinelli and Rob Defranco sign at Midtown Comics on Wednesday November 20th at 7:30pm!

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Press Release:

Midtown Comics in New York City is excited to welcome actor Peter Facinelli along with his producing partner Rob Defranco for a special book signing of their new comic book, Protocol: Orphans #1 from BOOM! Studios, on Wednesday, November 20th, at 7:30pm at the Midtown Comics Downtown location. Purchase of Protocol: Orphans #1 is required to attend the signing and one additional personal item may be signed.

Actor Peter Facinelli (Twilight Saga, Nurse Jackie) and producing partner Rob DeFranco (A7sle Films) are the creators of Protocol: Orphans. Written by Michael Alan Nelson (Day Men, Supergirl) and drawn by Mariano Navarro, Protocol: Orphans is an action-packed espionage series with a compelling cast of young characters struggling with their transition into adulthood. Adopted by the government. Trained as deadly spies. Abandoned by everybody but each other. Protocol: Orphans is a tense thriller perfect for fans of fun spy fiction like TV’s Alias or Mission: Impossible.

“I love a good espionage story,” says BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “Protocol: Orphans delivers; it’s a smart, stylish, and fast-paced thriller. If you miss shows like Alias, you’re in for a treat.”

BOOM! STUDIOS was founded by Ross Richie in 2005. Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is the home of Mike Carey’s Suicide Risk, Clive Barker’s Next Testament and Hellraiser, Paul Jenkins and Humberto Ramos’ Fairy QuestPlanet Of The Apes, Max Bemis’ Polarity, and Mark Waid’s Irredeemable. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 GUNS was recently released as a feature film from Universal Pictures starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’Peanuts, Jim Davis’ Garfield, Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time and Regular Show, Mike Kunkel’s Herobear and The Kid, and Roger Langridge’s Eisner Award-winning Snarked. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment. Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of Mouse Guard, Cow Boy, Gunnerkrigg Court, Rust, Spera, Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand, Return of the Dapper Men, and other many great titles. 

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 New York City locations in Times Square, Grand Central and Downtown, as well as comic boutiques in the iconic FAO Schwarz Fifth Avenue and Toys“R”Us Times Square. Follow us on FacebookTwitterTumblr, and the Midtown blog! More information available online at: http://www.midtowncomics.com

NYC – March Signing

march_bk1Congressman John Lewis appears with co-author Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell at Midtown Comics Downtown on Thursday, November 7th from 6-7pm to sign MARCH Book One from Top Shelf Productions.

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Press Release:

Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) is an American icon, one of the key figures of the civil rights movement. In the graphic novel March, Lewis offers a vivid, first-hand memoir of his lifelong struggle for civil and human rights. From his experience growing up on an Alabama sharecropper’s farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from receiving beatings from state troopers to receiving the medal of freedom from the first African-American president. Congressman Lewis tells his remarkable story in collaboration with co-writer Andrew Aydin and New York Times bestselling artist Nate Powell.

Book One spans John Lewis’ youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr., the birth of the Nashville Student Movement, and their battle to tear down segregation through nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins, building to a stunning climax on the steps of City Hall.

John Lewis has been an icon of the civil rights movement since his days as a Nashville college student, organizing sit-ins and participating in the first Freedom Rides. As chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), he was the youngest speaker at the 1963 March on Washington and a leader of the 1965 Selma–Montgomery March (known as “Bloody Sunday”), where police brutality spurred national outrage and hastened passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. He has represented Georgia in Congress for over 25 years and recently received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Following his previous award-winning books Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement and Across that Bridge: Life Lessons and a Vision for Change, he has joined co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell for the new graphic novel March: Book One, a #1 New York Times Bestseller.

Andrew Aydin, an Atlanta native, currently serves in Rep. John Lewis’ congressional office handling telecommunications and technology policy as well as new media. Previously, he served as communications director and press secretary during Rep. Lewis’ 2008 and 2010 re-election campaigns, as District Aide to Rep. John Larson (D-CT), and as Special Assistant to Connecticut Lt. Governor Kevin Sullivan. Andrew is a graduate of the Lovett School in Atlanta, Trinity College in Hartford, and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., where his graduate thesis “The Comic Book That Changed the World” examined the history of the 1957 comic book “Martin Luther King & The Montgomery Story.”

Nate Powell is a New York Times best-selling comic book artist/writer born in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1978. He began self-publishing at age 14, and graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 2000. His work includes the critically acclaimed Any Empire, Swallow Me Whole (winner of the Eisner Award and Ignatz Award, finalist for the LA Times Book Prize), The Year of the Beasts, The Silence of Our Friends, and Sounds of Your Name. In addition to March, Powell is also currently drawing the graphic novel adaptation of Rick Riordan’s #1 international bestseller Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero, while writing and drawing his own projects.

Midtown Comics
64 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038

NYC – X-Men 50th Anniversary Signing

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Writer Chris Claremont signs at Midtown Comics Downtown on Thursday, November 14th at 6:30pm!

Press Release:

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the X-Men with one of the most important writers in their history, Chris Claremont! We’ll be hosting a signing with Chris Claremont at our Downtown store on Thursday, November 14th starting at 6:30pm. This is day one of our two day X-Men signing fest! Artist and writer Brahm Revel will be signing his all new Marvel Knights X-Men #1 the very next day!

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It’s the 50th Anniversary of the X-Men, ring it in with some of the greatest creators to ever work on the X-Men! CHRIS CLAREMONT is joined by classic X-Artist BOB MCLEOD to bring you an untold story of the X-Men starring Cyclops, Wolverine, Nightcrawler, Colossus, Kitty Pryde, and Rogue! Also jam-packed with all-star creators from X-Men past including STAN LEE, WALTER SIMONSON, LOUISE SIMONSON AND FABIAN NICIEZA!

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Midtown Comics
64 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038

NYC – Greasers in Greece Signing

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Writer Dimitrios Fragiskatos and artist Thomas Griffin will be signing copies of their new comic Greasers in Greece for fans at Midtown Comics – Grand Central store on Friday, October 4th from 7:30 to 8:30pm.

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Midtown Comics
459 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10017

NYC – Grindhouse Signing

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Writer Alex de Campi signs at Midtown Comics Downtown on Thursday, October 3rd starting at 6:30! You can pick up GRINDHOUSE: DOORS OPEN, her new comic from Dark Horse Comics, starting at midnight!

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Midtown Comics
64 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038

NYC – Fangasm Screening

kh092013Midtown Comics Downtown hosts a special preview screening of the first episode of the new Syfy show Fangasm on Friday, September 20th at 6:30pm! We’ll also have a Q&A with Fangasm star Kristin Hackett! This is your chance to see Fangasm four days early, don’t miss it!

Fangasm will debut Tuesday, September 24 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Syfy.

SYFY’s FANGASM:
Seven Uber-Fans Arrive in Los Angeles to Live Together And Intern for Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo

Syfy celebrates superfan culture with Fangasm (formerly titled Fandemonium), a new docu-series that follows seven very different people whose niche uber-obsessions run the gamut from comic books and collectibles to science fiction and fantasy to cosplay and live action role playing. Living together and working together at Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo, Los Angeles’ largest pop-culture convention, the cast must contend with each others oversized personalities and conflicting passions as they vie for a opportunities within Lee’s organization. Because when different passions come together—you get a real big bang. Fangasm debuts Tuesday, September 24 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Syfy.

These roommates stop at nothing to prove their fan-cred to each other, debating everything from favorite superheroes, Star Wars vs. Star Trek, and even what they would do in the event of a real zombie apocalypse. And while the claws do come out, this hilarious and loveable group is ultimately bound together by a shared joy of fandom.
Over the course of the season, the eager group dives into their internships at Comikaze as it prepares for the upcoming Comikaze Expo – the comic, gaming, anime, sci-fi, fantasy horror and general pop-culture expo held each November in Los Angeles. The massive convention is a year-round business, run by Lee, Regina Carpinelli (who guides the interns as their supervisor) and Cassandra Peterson (better known as Elvira Mistress of the Dark). The pressure is on for the interns, who all have high hopes of earning an actual job with the organization. Throughout the summer, they are thrust into a myriad of assignments, both in the field and at the Comikaze Expo headquarters. They pitch comic book ideas to Lee, clean a storage space belonging to Elvira, and pull out all the stops to plan for the star-studded Comikaze launch party. Along the way they get to meet the original Mr. Sulu himself, George Takei, a truly emotional and dream moment for one of the interns.

Can’t wait for Fangasm? Coming soon, www.syfy.com will reveal exclusive videos shot by the cast from inside their house. Sound off on Twitter with the official Fangasm hashtag @FangasmSyfy and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fangasmsyfy.

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Midtown Comics
64 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038

NYC – Not At Comic Con Party 2013

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Brian Wood and Fred Van Lente sign at Midtown Comics Downtown to celebrate not being at Comic Con this Saturday July 20th! Plus Sales and Giveaways All Day Long! Details on their Facebook page!

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Midtown Comics
64 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038

NYC – Extinction Parade Signing

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Writer Max Brooks (World War Z, Zombie Survival Guide) appears at Midtown Comics Downtown on Thursday, June 27th at 6:30 pm for a signing of his new Avatar comic, Extinction Parade #1!

Purchase of Extinction Parade #1 is required to attend the signing.

EXTINCTION PARADE #1
Written by Max Brooks
Art by Raulo Caceres

The best-selling Zombie writer in history finally unleashes an all-new epic for comics! Be ready for the summer’s biggest comic event as millions of zombie fans come looking for with the first chapter of Max Brooks’ Extinction Parade! One of the founders of the zombie renaissance, Max Brooks has sold millions of books in dozens of languages. His first book The Zombie Survival Guide not only singlehandedly jump-started the zombie prep subculture, it’s graphic novel companion Recorded Attacks debuted as #1 on the New Times Bestseller list. His second book World War Z (already a multi-million copy NYT bestseller in its own right) has been adapted by Brad Pitt into what is sure to be one of the biggest blockbuster movies of 2013.

Now Brooks takes the zombie genre to a whole new level with his new comic series Extinction Parade featuring stunningly rendered art by super-star Raulo (Crossed, Captain Swing) Caceres. Building on the seed of his hit 2010 short story, Brooks has crafted a truly epic series spanning over 250 pages. Not only does Extinction Parade’s multilayered depth and meticulously researched detail raise it to the standard of his previous work, it also introduces fans to an entirely new, fresh and terrifying subgenre: Vampires Vs Zombies.

As humans wage their loosing fight versus the hoards of the subdead, a frightening realization sets in with the secretive Vampire race: our food is dying off. This is the story of Vampires decent into all-out war with the mindless hungry hordes of the zombie outbreak as humanity tries to survive them all. Three species in mortal conflict. This is how a species dies. Available with Regular, Wraparound, End of a Species and Bloodwashed Retailer Incentive covers by Raulo Caceres. Also, available with a special black Leather cover, limited to just 1000 copies!

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Midtown Comics
64 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038

NYC – Superman/Batman Signing

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Writer Greg Pak signs at Midtown Comics Downtown on Wednesday, June 26th from 7:00-8:00 pm! Greg meets with fans and signs copies of the all new Batman/Superman #1 from DC Comics! A new epic begins with the debut of this new, ongoing series! Don’t miss the first fateful meeting of Batman and Superman in The New 52!

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Midtown Comics
64 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038

NYC – The Wake Launch Party

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Writer Scott Snyder and artist Sean Murphy celebrate the release of the all new Vertigo Comics series The Wake on Friday May 31st at Midtown Comics Downtown! Scott and Sean will be signing copies of The Wake #1 for fans from 7:00 till 9:00 pm. Don’t miss it!

“THERE’S SOMETHING DOWN THERE…”

When Marine Biologist Lee Archer is approached by the Department of Homeland Security for help with a new threat, she declines, but quickly realizes they won’t take no for an answer. Soon she is plunging to the depths of the Arctic Circle to a secret, underwater oil rig where they have discovered something miraculous and terrifying…

Writer Scott Snyder (BATMAN, AMERICAN VAMPIRE) and artist Sean Murphy (PUNK ROCK JESUS) bring their acclaimed talents to this sci-fi/horror epic that explores the horrors of the deep, probes the origins of human history, and leaps far beyond to a frightening future.

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Midtown Comics
64 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038

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