DC has posted a list of events for the launch of the New 52, including Midnight Madness at Midtown Comics which will feature Jim Lee and Geoff Johns signings JLA #1. Sounds like quite the hootnanny.
At midnight on August 30 DC Comics The New 52 kicks off with the release of Justice League #1. To commemorate this occasion Midtown Comics in New York City will be hosting an exclusive appearance by Geoff Johns and Jim Lee. Those turning out will also be treated to giveaways, prizes for creative costumes and more.
Retailers across the country will also be hosting their own events that night to celebrate the release not only of Justice League #1 but also Flashpoint #5. Check out the list below to find a comic shop near you that will be open late to give you your first look at DC Comics The New 52. Don’t know of any shops near you? Visit ComicShopLocator.com to find one in your area.
Midnight Madness at Midtown Comics
- Address: 200 West 40th street, New York NY 10018
- Phone: (212)302-8192
- Website: http://www.midtowncomics.com/
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/midtowncomics
- Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/midtowncomics
- Midnight Madness Details:
The midnight event will give fans an exclusive opportunity to purchase “Justice League” No. 1, the new historic title from DC Comics, starring Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and others. Fans who wait in-line will also have the opportunity to meet the comic book icons behind the title, Jim Lee and Geoff Johns, as well as purchase the conclusion to this summer’s blockbuster series, “Flashpoint” No. 5. The Midnight Madness event and historic launch are all in support of DC Entertainment’s goal of giving casual and long-time fans an opportunity to enjoy comics in an easy, accessible way. You can read more about Midnight Madness at Midtown Comics here.
Midtown Comics is currently offering 40% off cover price for a pre-order on the complete 52 comic bundle. Customers who do not pre-order can buy the complete bundle of #1 issues each week in September at a 25% discount.
Comickaze Comics – San Diego
- Address: 5517 A/B Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego CA 92117-2342
- Phone: (858) 278-0371
- Website: http://comickazeonline.webs.com/
- Midnight Madness Details: All customers who purchase all 52 #1 issues for a drawing to win a copy of the DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 HC.
Challengers Comics – Chicago
- Address: 1845 N. Western Ave. 2R
- Phone: 773.278.0155
- Website: http://challengerscomics.com/
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/challengerscomics
- Twitter: http://twitter.com/GoChallengersGo
- Midnight Madness Details: Read here
Graham Crackers Comics – Naperville / Downers Grove
- Address: (Various locations)
- Phone: (815) 254-3410
- Website: http://www.grahamcrackers.com/
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/grahamcrackerscomics
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/gccomics
Third Eye Comics – Annapolis,
- Address: 45 OLD SOLOMONS ISL RD, ANNAPOLIS, MD 21401
- Phone: 410-897-0322 (Annapolis)
- Website: http://www.thirdeyecomics.com/
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thirdeyecomics
- Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thirdeyecomics
- Midnight Madness Details: Read here.
Collectors Corner – Baltimore
- Address: 7911 Harford Rd. Baltimore, MD 21234
- Phone: (410) 668-3353
- Website: http://collectorscornermd.com/
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CollectorsCorner
- Twitter: http://twitter.com/CCMD_ComicsShop
- Midnight Madness Details: Customers get $52 off if they preorder all 52 by the end of August.
Double Midnight Comics – Manchester
- Address: 245 MAPLE STREET MANCHESTER, NH 03103
- Phone: 603-669-9636
- Website: http://www.dmcomics.com/
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dmcomics
- Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/dmcomics
- Midnight Madness Details: All throughout September VIP Club Members will receive double rewards points for each DC #1 they purchase. If they purchase all the #1s for
the given week they will receive triple rewards points!
Level Up Entertainment – Mays Landing
- Address: 4403 Blackhorse Pike, Hamilton Mall, Space 1129, Mays Landing, NJ 08330
- Phone: (609) 569-9200
- Website: http://levelupentertainment.com/
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Northfield-NJ/Level-Up-Entertainment/65595896816
- Midnight Madness Details: Buy 2 of select titles and get 1 of select titles from DC Comics The New 52 free!
Little Shop of Comics – Scotch Plains
- Address: 393 Park Ave, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
- Phone: 908-322-9402
- Website: http://littleshopofcomics.com/
- Midnight Madness Details: For 13 #1 issues preordered, customers will receive a $5 gift card; For 26 #1 issues preordered, they will receive a $15 gift card; for 39 #1 issues preordered, they will receive a $25 gift card; and for 52 #1 issues preordered, they will receive a $50 gift card.
Dragon’s Den – Poughkeepsie
- Address: 2600 South Road, Poughkeepsie Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
- Phone: 845-471-1401
- Website: http://gamersgambit.com/
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1527857230
- Twitter: http://twitter.com/Dragons_Den
- Midnight Madness Details: Customers who preorder all 52 #1 issues a price of $100 if they pay by the end of August; customers can preorder the variant editions of GREEN LANTERN, ACTION COMICS, BATMAN, THE FLASH and JUSTICE LEAGUE for an additional $17.
Keith’s Comics – North Dallas
- Address: 17610 Midway Rd. Suite 136, Dallas 75287
- Phone: 972-735-8333
- Website: http://www.keithsneatstuff.com/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/keithscomics
- Twitter: http://twitter.com/keithsince1989
- Midnight Madness Details: We offer 3 levels: One free with 5 purchases each week; 52 dollar rebate on full purchase of all 52; no purchase necessary for a drawing giving away a free page of DC Comics art! Just visit each week for a chance in the drawing.
Lone Star Comics – Central Arlington, Dallas, Mesquite, Hurst, Fort Worth, Plano
- Address: (Various Locations)
- Phone: (817) 860-7827
- Website: http://www.mycomicshop.com/
- Midnight Madness Details: Awarding loyalty program points to customers who preorder the #1 issues in increments of 13, 26, 39 and 52. Customers who preorder all 52 issues will also receive a free T-shirt.
- Address: 499 Main Street South, Shoppers World Mall Brampton, Ontario L6Y 1N7
- Phone: 905-451-3751
- Website: http://www.stadiumcomics.com/
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/StadiumComics
- Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/StadiumComics
- Midnight Madness Details: Read here
Hey, Le Comic!
- Address: 3000, boul. des Laurentides (Place Belgrade) Laval (Qc) H7K 3G5
- Phone: 450-933-7493
- Website: http://www.heylecomic.com/
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/?sk=2361831622#!/group.php?gid=113740728682016
- Midnight Madness Details: Will be giving out JLA #1 to the first 25 customers. Also, for everyone who purchases a #1, they will win a chance to win a one-year subscription for that title.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.