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Head on over to Jim Hanley’s Universe, a.k.a. JHU Comic Books, in NYC on Wednesday, May 29th to get your copy of X-Men #1 signed by writer Brian Wood (DMZ). The signing begins at 7:30PM but I recommend getting there earlier.
Head on over to Midtown Comics on Fultron Street in NYC on Friday, May 31st and get the first issue of The Wake signed by writer Scott Snyder (Batman) and artist Sean Murphy (Punk Rock Jesus). They will be there from 7PM to 9PM but for names this big I recommend getting there much earlier.
DC’s newest addition to their New 52 line up, The Green Team, begins this month. Issue #1 releases this Wednesday, May 22nd. If you’re in the NYC area the day after head on over to the Midtown Comics on Fulton Street to get it signed by the writer, Franco (Tiny Titans). That’s Thursday,May 23rd from 6PM to 7PM.
Hey! Do you read Supurbia? Because you should! It’s pretty good. Anyways, Supurbia writer Grace Randolph will be at Midtown Comics Downtown on Friday, April 19th at 6:30PM discussing her series and signing your comics. So, if you’re in the NYC area that day come on down.
Make sure you check out Midtown Comics’ Facebook event for all of the details including how to get 25% off the cover price of the Supurbia Vol. 1 Trade Paperback.
Author Neil Gaiman (Sandman) and illustrator Adam Rex will be signing their new children’s book, Chu’s Day, at Books of Wonder in New York City on Saturday, February 23rd. Gaiman wrote on his blog “We’ll sign all the copies of Chu’s Day anyone wants, and other books as well. Books of Wonder is one of my favourite Children’s bookshops in the world.” So come on down to Books of Wonder and bring a book or two to get signed. I know I’ll be there with my copy of Batman #686 as well as Chu’s Day of course.
Books of Wonder is located on 18 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011.
Hey Spider-Man fans, if you happen to be in the New York City area on February 6th head on over to the Midtown Comics on Fulton Street. Writer Dan Slott will be there at 7PM signing copies of the 2nd print variant of Amazing Spider-Man #700, the final issue.
Hi everybody! I just wanted to share a few pics from a Dan Slott signing I went to yesterday. He was at Jim Hanley’s Universe in NYC primarily signing the first issue of his new series Superior Spider-Man. After waiting for several hours, I was able to get a couple of comics signed as well as get a photo with Slott. He seems really nice in person, and very funny. It was a pleasure meeting him.
I have to give a special thanks to Jim Hanley’s Universe and Dan Slott for setting up this event. It was very well organized and it seems everyone who showed up, nearly 200 people, had a chance to meet Slott personally.
Are you going to be in the New York City area on Thursday, December 27th? If so, you’re probably going to want to head to Midtown Comics downtown on Fulton Street for their Amazing Spider-Man #700 signing. That’s right, writer Dan Slott will be there signing the final issue of Amazing Spider-Man from 6PM-7PM. This is the final issue, people, so make sure you’re there for this historic event.
That’s right, payphones in NYC are being replaced with touch screen information kiosks called “Smart Screens” around the city. They will be wired with internet access and free to users through local advertising. You will be able to use the screens to get information on local restaurants, stores, tourist attractions, and traffic updates. There will be 250 kiosks all together across the five boroughs that will be installed by the beginning of 2013.
It’s a new wave into the future and it’s super effective!!
Artist Shane Davis will be at Jim Hanley’s Universe in NYC on Wednesday, November 28th signing the hit graphic novel Superman: Earth One Vol. 2 from 6PM to 8PM. Participants must be a member of Jim Hanley’s free customer rewards program and must purchase a copy of Superman: Earth One Vol. 2.
Good news, everyone! Star Trek’s George Takei will be signing Archie Comics’ Kevin Keller #6 at the Midtown Comics located in Times Square. So, if you’re going to be in the New York City area on December 5th, be sure to stop on by and make sure you arrive early!. The signing begins at 9PM and will run til 11PM. We will most definitely be there.
NY Comic Con was an amazing experience. I got to meet some great people and ran into some rude but prude Basketball player. Comic Con is a place where you could basically be yourself and meet people who think and feel like you. First I am going to start getting the bad out of the way. I have a few complaints about Comic Con. Yes, its not as sweet as advertised. I had a few problems on how somethings on the show ran.
Comic Con was packed but they could’ve been more organized. Yes, I know they were doing construction at the Javits, but they could’ve organized things a little better. The proper information wasn’t being given out to apply to signings and giveaways. One example was the Nintendo Booth. I was there for 30 minutes and the lines weren’t moving. Yes, people had 15 minute time limit to play the Wii U but try telling that with a guy and his 3 kids. Another thing, people didn’t know where the line started or ended. A friend of mine told me that he was at DC Comics booth, and they didn’t dispatched the right information about the Jim Lee signing. Basically, people that had nothing to get signed were just standing in line with their friends and taking the wristbands needed. Most of the staff didn’t know anything. You will ask them something and they’ll give you this really blank look. Their app didn’t work; it either started updating or just flat out didn’t work
Getting all of the bad out of the way, I did enjoy Comic con. I really felt relaxed while I was there, and the happiest I’ve ever been all year. Sometimes I really wished I covered these events for a living. I just love being in that kind of environment. I love seeing a family cosplaying and seeing the parents having a fun. Running in to a 60 year old grandfather still reading comics. Talking to gamers about video games on the Capcom line. Talking to random fans in general. I love meeting the writers of my favorite comics and having some of them crack jokes with you. Meeting Robert Kirkman and having Guillermo Del toro walk by you. Meeting a rude but prude, Brook Lopez, thinking he’s too good to say hello to fans. And people wonder why I hate the NBA and their players. I love Cosplayers. Especially the ones who make their own costume from scratch. I love the Artist’s Alley at Comic Con. It was amazing. I love just sitting down On the floor admiring people and watching them have fun. I love seeing photographers like myself, taking pictures of everything trying to capture the moment.
Minus those few things I had a problem with I had a great time at Comic Con. I love being in that environment and the saddest moment is always when it ends.
Share your thoughts. Let us know what you thought of New York Comic Con 2012?
On Sunday, the last day of New York Comic Con, I was randomly walking around and I came across a small booth with two very kind young men. Honestly, I was about to walk right by them until I noticed that one of them was Alexis Cruz, an actor who was in one of my favorite science fiction movies, Stargate. It was so random meeting him. I even told him if I had known he would be at Comic Con I would have brought my Stargate DVD. He seemed to enjoy talking about his acting career but was even more excited about discussing his new graphic novel, The Unprofessionals, which was co-created by his friend Colin Rankine, the other man at the booth.
They handed me a copy of Vol. 1 (Vol. 2 won’t be out til later this year) and asked me to look through it. The art work wasn’t half bad and the story they described to me made it sound very interesting. So, they sold me on it and I purchased the first volume. They even signed it for me. In addition, I took a picture with Alexis Cruz and purchased an autographed head shot of him from an episode of Stargate SG-1.
I’m all for supporting lesser known comic creators when I can so I had no regrets in buying this comic. The next morning, during my morning commute, I was able to read it. It was pretty decent. Its basically about two teenagers who live in New York City and decide to start killing criminals but, as the title implies, they have a lot to learn before they actually become good at it. Colin and Alexis had even mentioned to me that the characters were inspired by them growing up in The Bronx (NY). It was a good read and I’m definitely interested in seeing what the creators do with it. If you want to learn more about The Unprofessionals check out sociopathicbromance.com.
I got to play Devil May Cry at New York Comic con this past weekend. I thought the game was pretty good. Capcom made the right decision of letting Ninja Theory develop the game. I for one didn’t really care about how the new Dante looks. I just care about the gameplay, which is fun.. This game is pretty fun and I can’t wait till it comes out.