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No Publisher But DC Comics Has Approached Midtown UCS Distributors

Bleeding Cool spoke with Gerry Gladston of Midtown Comics, the comic store behind DC Comics' new East Coast distributor UCS Comics Distributor. The move has seen DC Comics leave Diamond Comic Distributors, who are in shut down to receiving new comics for at least another month. Instead two new distributors have set up, UCS run by […]

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Comics Publishers Blindsided By DC Comics Distribution Punchline

Yesterday Bleeding Cool looked at the newly announced schedule for DC Comics. How they are distributing comic books to stores that are still open, through their two new distributors Lunar and UCS, or rather DCBS and Midtown Comics. We also noted that these included a number of titles that were supposedly being held by Diamond […]


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Forbidden Planet NYC Closes For a Week – But JHU and Midtown Comics Stay Open

As Manhattan reaches levels of post-apocalyptic zombie movies, Forbidden Planet NYC issued the following statement to their customers. Dear Friends of Forbidden Planet NYC, In the best interests of our staff and customers we will be closed for at least a period of one week. It is our hope that we will re-open on Monday, […]

Midtown Comics To Open New Store in Astoria, Queens

Midtown Comics Grand Opening in Astoria, Queens, This Weekend

Midtown Comics' New York's most prominent comic book store, is opening a new one this weekend, which they are dubbing 'Perhaps the first-ever comic book outlet store'. What does that mean? The Midtown Comics' Astoria Outlet Store grand opening at 32-11 41st Street, Astoria, Queens, New York is intended to be reminiscent of the popular […]

Midtown Comics Bloodshot #1 Signing Event Canceled Due to Coronavirus Travel Ban

Midtown Comics Bloodshot #1 Signing Event Canceled Due to Coronavirus Travel Ban

Midtown Comics has canceled tonight's planned signing for their retailer-exclusive Bloodshot #1 variant because artist Francesco Mattina is unable to travel from Italy to the United States due to travel bans put in place to attempt to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease COVID-18, the comic shop announced on Twitter. Hey Midtowners – Just a […]

Raina Telgemeier Draws Crowds of Parents and Children at Midtown Comics Signing

Raina Telgemeier Draws Crowds of Parents and Children at Midtown Comics Signing

I went to Midtown Comics Downtown in New York City to attend Raina Telgemeier's signing of her latest book Share Your Smile on Tuesday evening. This signing was a big deal. Raina Telgemeier is the author of the bestselling graphic novels in America. Her books outsell anything from Marvel or DC. Graphic Novels that Kids […]



Midtown Comics Selling Bagged Batpenis for $20 Cheap

Are you still looking to obtain a copy of Batman: Damned #1, featuring the much-discussed debut of Batman's penis, but don't want to drop $45 on eBay for a copy? New York City shoppers can fill the Batpenis-shaped hole in their collections for less than half that price. Spotted in Midtown Comics today by Bleeding Cool's […]

Gal Gadot Talks Wonder Woman With Katie Couric

Katie Couric chatted with Gal Gadot about Wonder Woman. The interview took place at Midtown Comics and covered everything from Gadot first getting the role, whether she is a feminist, if she's worried about comic fans embracing her as the character and if her own personal heritage and history shaped who she is. Wonder Woman […]

Midtown Comics Hosts A Contest For The Star Wars Costume Exhibit In NYC

May the 4th is quickly approaching, so it's about time we think about celebrations! Midtown Comics in New York City is ahead of the game with their contest to win tickets to visit the Star Wars and the Power of Costume exhibit in Times Square. For those of you who don't know what the exhibit […]

Mark Brooks Process Art For Black Panther #1 Cover

Mark Brooks has been sharing his art process for a Black Panther #1 cover over on Facebook. The cover is a retailer exclusive for Midtown Comics which you can order here. Brooks has been taking his fans on a step by step process including explaining most of the steps. Here is what Brooks had to […]


J. Scott Campbell Shows Off Retailer Exclusive Cover For Secret Wars #9

Looks like J. Scott Campbell has been tapped to do a retailer exclusive cover for Secret Wars #9… the retailer in questions is Midtown Comics in NYC. How do we know? Because Campbell just tweeted out the colored art for the cover… though it does say "Not final cover". Color art for @MidtownComics new #SecretWars […]


It's A John Tyler Christopher Action Figure Variant, But Not As We Know It

Here's Midtown Comics variant cover for Invincible Iron Man #1 by John Tyler Christopher, the artist that does all the Marvel action figure variants. Except this isn't. Except it is kinda. After the Boba Fett cover issues, could it be that Marvel won't let retailers do an exclusive in that style of his? Available for preorder here!


The End Of The Marvel Universe – Marvel's Big Secret Wars Announcement, With Video (UPDATE)

We're ready. Hell, @Midnight used that image from us the other night, so we'd better be. We don't want to let Chris Hardwick down, do we? Exactly. Announcing at Midtown Comics right now… something. Let's all find out what… [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7L6mDjQHNs[/youtube] Warning, insightful comments in the thread below may be quoted in updates… Tom talks about […]