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

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

Graham Crackers Comics – Naperville / Downers Grove


Third Eye Comics – Annapolis,

Collectors Corner – Baltimore

New Hampshire

Double Midnight Comics – Manchester

New Jersey

Level Up Entertainment – Mays Landing

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.

New York

Dragon’s Den – Poughkeepsie


Keith’s Comics – North Dallas

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.

Ontario, Canada

Stadium Comics

Quebec, Candada

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  1. Midtown is NOT offering the complete set at 40% off. That was only if you ordered it ages ago. If you order now, it’s only 15% off which you can get just about anywhere.