New Fifty-Tuesday Night: Finding A DC Comics Relaunch Midnight Madness Event Near You
DC Comics’ “New 52″ relaunch officially kicks off at midnight and nearly 60 North American retailers are ready and waiting to transition readers from Flashpoint into the all-new DCU. Does your local comic shop have designs on putting a print copy of Geoff Johns and Jim Lee’s flagship Justice League #1 into your hands as the clock strikes 12:01? Our own Andy Khouri will be attending Meltdown Comics’ LA midnight madness event, while CA contributor Chris Murphy will be kicking it at Midtown Comics’ New York City event that features appearances by Johns and Lee. Hit the jump for an official list of participating comic shops from The Source, and feel free to share your midnight shopping plans — even if they’re merely waiting for JL to pop up on comiXology — in the comments.From The Source:
Comickaze Comics – San Diego
Address: 5517 A/B Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego CA 92117-2342
Phone: (858) 278-0371
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.
Emerald Knights Comics and Games – Burbank
Address: 4116 W Burbank Blvd.
Web Address: www.ekcomicsandgames.com
Facebook Page: Emerald Knights (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001092061365)
Twitter Handle: @ekcomics
Midnight Madness Details: Open from Midnight to 1AM for Midnight Madness and DC costume party on August 31st for the release of Justice League #1
Meltdown Comics – Los Angeles
Address: 7522 Sunset Blvd.
Web Address: http://www.meltcomics.com/
Midnight Madness Details: Meltdown Comics is proud to announce our Midnight Release party for Flashpoint #5 and Justice League #1, the starting point for the NEW DC Universe. In addition to getting your copies before anyone else, you’ll be treated to awesome comics-related comedy by Tom Franck of Comics and Comics, who will also interview two of the New DCU Architects: Scott Lobdell (Teen Titans, Superboy, Red Hood & The Outsiders) and Kyle Higgins (Nightwing, Deathstroke). All Attendees are invited to compete in our cosplay contest, with first prize being a complete set of all 52 #1 issues DC is releasing in September! The fun starts at 11 PM on Tuesday, August 30 (*Flashpoint #5 & Justice League #1 go on sale at 12:01 AM Wednesday August 31st) – don’t miss it! More here.
Earth-2 – Northridge
Address: 8967 Reseda Blvd. Northridge, CA 91324
Web Address: http://www.earth2comics.com/
Midnight Madness Details: Midnight release party at the Northridge location with a .52 cent sale.
Brave New World- Newhall
Address: 22722 Lyons Avenue #6 Newhall, CA
Web Address: http://www.bravenewworldcomics.com/
Midnight Madness Details: Midnight release party as a pajama party
Golden Apple – Los Angeles
Address: 7018 Melrose Ave
Web Address: www.goldenapplecomics.com
Midnight Madness Details: For the week of 8/31 we are selling all 52 #1s as a package for $100
Collector’s Paradise Comics & Cards
Address: 7131 Winnetka Ave Canoga Park, CA 91306
Web Address: http://ComicsAndCards.net
Midnight Madness Details: Midnight Release party starts at 9pm and goes till 1am. 52% OFF all DCU Graphic Novels and Single issues before Justice League #1, not including Flashpoint main series. We’ll have snacks and drinks and will do raffles with awesome DC Prizes, like a set of all 52 #1s and other nice items. It’s also last day to pre-order your set of all 52 #1s for $99.99.
Nostalgic Books and Comics
Address: 256 W. Fairview Ave. San Gabriel, CA 91776
Phone: (626) 289-2495
Web Address: http://www.nostalgicbooksandcomics.com/
Midnight Madness Details: Midnight Release Party for Justice League #1 and Flashpoint #5. Start at 10:00 PM on 8/30. Raffle: 1:25 JL#1 Finch Variant Cover. All DC back issues 52% off! All DC current comics 52% off (excluding JL#1 and Flashpoint #5, and excluding pull-list items)! All DC trades 25% off. NOTE: JL#1 and Flashpoint #5 on sale at Midnight! No other Wednesday releases will be on sale!
I Want More Comics
Address: 1020 W 104th Ave Northglenn, CO 80234
Web Address: http://www.iwantmorecomics.com/
Midnight Madness Details: I Want More Comics will be having a midnight promotion Tuesday August 30th. We will be open 7:00PM to 12:30 AM. All DC Products 30% OFF! All DC Back Issue Bin Comics $1.00! Complete Discounted Series and Sets! We will also be doing a door prize raffle! Show up get a ticket and we will draw for prizes at 11:45!
The Comic Book Shop – Wilminton
Address: 1711 Marsh Road Wilmington, DE 19810
Web Address: http://thecomicbookshop.com/
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wilmington-DE/The-Comic-Book-Shop/56292003116?__a=21&
Midnight Madness Details: We’re having a Midnight Release and DC Relaunch Sale from 12:01am-2:01am. Everything in the shop DC will be on the biggest discounts ever – toys, statues, trades, t-shirts, and more. And we’ll have coffee, tea, and snacks! More here.
A Comic Shop – Winter Park (Orlando)
Address: 114 S. Semoran Blvd. Winter Park (Orlando), FL 32792
Midnight Madness Details: Check out the Facebook event for all the details
Mac’s Comics and Collectibles
Address: 2678 SW 87th Ave, Miami, FL 33165-2000
Phone: (305) 226-5072
Web Address: http://macscomics.com
Midnight Madness Details: We will be having a midnight release with 50% off all of our back issue bins and 25% off all other merchandise in the shop. Every customer who attends will be entered into a raffle to win $25 in back issue bin credit and a complete set of all 52 new #1′s.
Challengers Comics – Chicago
Address: 1845 N. Western Ave. 2R
Midnight Madness Details: Read here
Graham Crackers Comics – Naperville / Downers Grove
Address: (Various locations)
Phone: (815) 254-3410
Midnight Madness Details: We’ll be open from MIDNIGHT to 1 am to let you get FIRST shot at the most eagerly awaited books of 2011. To make your staying up late even more worthwhile – we will have a special 30% OFF everything else in the shop sale for that 1 hour. Catch up on your COMIC bagging/boarding & boxing – grab some BACK ISSUES you’d missed and even catch up on last weeks releases for 30% off.
Fantasy Books Inc – Belleville
Address: 1113 East Main
Phone: (618) 235-0844
Midnight Madness Details: We are going to be having a midnight release party for Flashpoint and Justice League. We are also offering an opportunity to win a year’s worth of comics. Basically you get a ticket for each #1 you buy. If one of your tickets wins you win all the titles you bought for a year. We are having a party in October for the drawing.
Books Comics & Things – Fort Wayne
Address: 5936 W Jefferson Blvd & 2212 Maplecrest Rd
Phone: (260) 755-2425
Midnight Madness Details: We are running a midnight release party with door prizes, raffle, and costume contest. The grand prize is one of each of the new 52 issues
Comic Book University – Indianapolis
Address: 8923 South Meridian St.
Web Address: http://www.ComicBookU.com
Midnight Madness Details: Out with the old and in with the NEW 52. Comic Book U’s Midnight Madness celebration kicks off a new era at DC Comics. Leave your crises behind and have an infinite amount of fun as The U will countdown to this historic event with special sales, food and prizes.
Mayhem Comics & Games
Address: 2532 Lincoln Way Ames, IA 50014
Web Address: http://www.mayhemcomics.com
Midnight Madness Details: We are hosting a midnight party next Wednesday!!! We will be not only selling Justice League and Flashpoint, but a huge sale on new and collector’s comics….and we’re serving pizza! We’ll stay open until 1:30 am to let everyone shop in the wee hours!!!
Address: 151 Middle Street Portland, ME 04101
Web Address: www.casablancacomics.com
Midnight Madness Details: Our store will be hosting a Midnight release for Justice League #1. Doors will open at 9 PM for this event.
Third Eye Comics – Annapolis, MD
Address: 45 OLD SOLOMONS ISL RD, ANNAPOLIS, MD 21401
Phone: 410-897-0322 (Annapolis)
Midnight Madness Details: Read here.
Collectors Corner – Baltimore
Address: 7911 Harford Rd. Baltimore, MD 21234
Phone: (410) 668-3353
Midnight Madness Details: Customers get $52 off if they preorder all 52 by the end of August.
Address: 34 Bridge Street #4 Northampton, MA 01060
Web Address: http://www.modern-myths.com
Midnight Madness Details: We will be opening at midnight to celebrate the release of Justice League #1!
Larry’s Wonderful World of Comics
Address: 66 Lakeview Ave, Lowell MA 01850
Web Address: http://larryscomics.net/
Midnight Madness Details: Come score the first of five limited edition pins. The shop will open Tuesday August 30 at 4pm & will remain open until Wednesday at 8pm. We are having a little celebration for the release of Justice League #1 at midnight! Legendary hot dogs & beverages. At midnight, you can buy your very own copy of Justice League #1 & Flashpoint #5. Still NOT sold? OK, everything in the shop is 50% off. ( excludes new product)
Vault of Midnight
Address: 219 S. Main St. Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Web Address: http://www.vaultofmidnight.com
Midnight Madness Details: DC JLA BBQ! At 10pm on August 30, we will be having a little celebration for the release of Justice League #1 at midnight! Between ten and midnight we’ll be grillin some dogs and hangin out! At midnight, you can buy your very own copy of Justice League #1. Don’t forget to grab your exclusive discount card, available ONLY at this celebration, to receive 20% off any or all of the new #1 issues for the DC relaunch!
Twin City Comics
Address: 3954 Central Av NE Columbia Heights, MN 55421
Phone: (763) 706-0857
Midnight Madness Details: Tues August 30th late nite hours 11PM to 1AM with Justice League & Flashpoint on sale at 12:01AM!!
Southern Fried Comics – Hattiesburg
Address: 136 East Front Street Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Phone: (601) 329-4127
Web Address: http://southernfriedcomics.com/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Southern-Fried-Comics/329276832951
Midnight Madness Details: Can’t wait to get your hands on Flashpoint #5 and the history making relaunch of Justice League? Join us for the midnight release party, and you can score yours at the stroke of midnight. We’ll be opening on Tuesday at 11:00 PM for a bit of fun, food- including cookies with Superman, Flash, Batman, Wonder Woman, and DC logos on them – and discussion. There will also be a drawing for a free copy of the variant cover issue of Justice League #1!
The Fantasy Shop – St. Louis
Address: (various locations)
Web Address: http://www.fantasyshoponline.com/
Midnight Madness Details: Will be holding a raffle at each of their four locations. Every time a customer buys any new 52 #1 they will be entered into a raffle. Each of the four stores will draw one winner apiece. The four winners will each receive all 52 #2′s for free.
Double Midnight Comics – Manchester
Address: 245 MAPLE STREET MANCHESTER, NH 03103
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!
JETPACK COMICS LLC – Rochester
Address: 37 North Main Street
Phone: (603)330-XMEN (9636)
Midnight Madness Details: Read Here
Buy the first three weeks of books (13 a week) and get the 4th week free!
Valid for the first three months (at least)
Level Up Entertainment – Mays Landing
Address: 4403 Blackhorse Pike, Hamilton Mall, Space 1129, Mays Landing, NJ 08330
Phone: (609) 569-9200
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
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.
Dewey’s Comic City – Madison
Address: 13 Park Avenue Madison, NJ 07940
Phone: 973 593 0042
Web Address: http://www.deweyscomiccity.com
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Deweys-Comic-City/115011715204982
Midnight Madness Details: At our Midnight Release Party we’ll be having drawing(s) for copies of the JL #1 and Flashpoint #5 variants, as well as additional drawings for complete sets of the other NEW 52 variants. We’ll also have a deep discount sale on graphic novels & trades to help attract consumers to a mid-week late night event. Finally, we have plans for discounts for buyers who purchase each week’s entire set of NEW 52 titles PLUS a 10% OFF any 10 NEW 52 for the entire month of September.
JC COMICS- North Plainfield
Address: 579 Route 22 West
Web Address: http://www.jccomics.com/
Midnight Madness Details: Will be having a Midnight Madness show with promotional give-aways
All Things Fun!
Address: 185 C Route 73 N West Berlin, NJ 08091
Web Address: http://www.allthingsfun.net
Midnight Madness Details: The festivities begin at 11:30pm on Tuesday, 8/30. We’ll have refreshments and a huge DC Sale. All DC items in the store (except Flashpoint #5 & JLA #1) will be on-sale. At 12:01am Wednesday Morning, 8/31, All Things Fun! will begin selling FlashPoint #5 & Justice League #1. Every one in attendance will entered in raffle to win some of the exclusive variant Flashpoint #5 & Justice League #1 Variant Cover Comics. (Must be present to enter & win.) You’ll also be able to watch the whole event streamed live on the internet. (http://www.allthingsfun.net/LIVE)
Fat Moose Comics and Games
Address: 53A Parsippany Road, Whippany, New Jersey 07981
Web Address: http://fatmoosecomics.com/
Midnight Madness Details: Between 11 pm and 1 am, all trades and graphic novels will be 33% off and all statues and mini-busts will be 50% off!!! Also, a midnight drawing will be held and one winner will receive all 52 #1 issues for FREE as they come out!!
Midnight Madness at Midtown Comics
Address: 200 West 40th street, New York NY 10018
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.
Dragon’s Den – Poughkeepsie
Address: 2600 South Road, Poughkeepsie Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
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.
Blu Planet Comics & Games – Amityville
Address: 45 Merrick Rd. Amityville, NY 11701
Web Address: www.BluPlanetOnline.com
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/BluPlanetComics
Midnight Madness Details: We will be opening at 12:01 AM on 8/31 with a huge party. The first 52 customers to purchase JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 will be entered into a random drawing for a chance to WIN ALL OF THE OTHER 51 #1 ISSUES released through September.
Jim Hanley’s Universe
Address: 4 West 33 Street New York, NY 10001
Web Address: http://jhuniverse.blogspot.com/
Midnight Madness Details: Jim Hanley’s Universe will be having a midnight madness sale at both stores. From 11:00 to 12:30, 40% off everything in the Universe, including Justice League and Flashpoint 5.
Paradox Comics-N-Cards, Inc.
Address: 26 Roberts Street Fargo, ND 58102
Web Address: http://paradoxcnc.com
Midnight Madness Details: Launch party: 9:00 PM to midnight, Tuesday night. Costume contests, trivia contests, free food, professional photography featuring our numerous movie replica props.
Address: 2150 Lawndale Drive Greensboro NC 27408
Web Address: http://www.acmecomics.com
Midnight Madness Details: We’re also kicking things off with the first ever ACME COMICS MIDNIGHT RELEASE PARTY!!! On Tuesday, August 30TH from 11:00 – 12:00 come out for exclusive giveaways, trivia contests, and a LIVE PODCAST and Q&A SESSION with top DC Creators! Then at 12:01, pick up your copies of FLASHPOINT #5 and JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 and be one of the first people in town to glimpse a brand new tomorrow!
Spandex City Comics – Charlotte
Address: 3611 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Rd. #202 Charlotte, NC 28216
Phone: (704) 909-7168
Web Address: http://www.spandexcity.com
Midnight Madness Details: To celebrate, we’ll open the doors at 11:30 PM on Tuesday, August 30th for the “New DC Universe Launch Party”. “Flashpoint #5″ and “Justice League #1″ will be available for sale at Spandex City Comics at 12:01 AM on Wednesday, August 31st. Come on out and join us.
Address: 113 E. McMurray Road McMurray, PA 15317
Web Address: http://pittsburghcomics.com/
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=143803542314166
Midnight Madness Details: will also be running a DC specific sale from 10pm-12am leading up to midnight, when the two new issues will be available.
Phantom of the Attic – Monroeville
Address: 3766 William Penn Highway, Monroeville, PA 15146
Phone: (412) 856-4403
Web Address: http://www.phantom-attic.com
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/pota.comics
Midnight Madness Details: Sale on Back Issues (50% Off), Graphic Novels, Action Figures/Statues/Busts and Apparel (20% Off). One lucky attendee will win one copy of all 52 #1 issues plus Flashpoint #5. Must be present to win.
Phantom of the Attic – Pittsburgh
Address: 411 South Craig Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Phone: (412) 621-1210
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/pota.comics
Midnight Madness Details: Open Midnight to 1 AM, selling Flash Point #5 and Justice League of America #1. Our warehouse reduction sale comics will be reduced to 25 cents per issue, 5 for a dollar.
Keith’s Comics – North Dallas
Address: 17610 Midway Rd. Suite 136, Dallas 75287
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
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.
Dragon’s Lair Comics and Fantasy- San Antonio,
Address: 7959 Fredericksburg Rd, Ste 129
Phone: (210) 615-1229
Midnight Madness Details: Midnight release party with cakes decorated with art form the covers of JL #1 and FLASHPOINT #5
Rogues Gallery Comics & Games
Address: 1601 S IH-35 #360 Round Rock, TX 78664
Web Address: http://www.roguesgallerytx.com
Midnight Madness Details: We’ll be celebrating the DC relaunch with a midnight release party for Flashpoint #5 and Justice League #1 on the night of Tuesday, August 30th! We’ll open at 11:00 for a party which will include sales on DC graphic novels, a live remote podcast with the folks at Geek Bombast, a themed cake and plenty more!
Four Color Fantasies
Address: 80 Weems Lane Winchester, VA 22601
Midnight Madness Details: We are planning a Midnight Release event for Flashpoint # 5 and Justice League # 1, from 11pm to 1am. We are having a back issue sale – 52% of list price on all back issues (48% discount), refreshments, a live reading of Justice League # 1, prepaid 1 year subscriptions of Wonder Woman, Teen Titans, Swamp Thing, Stormwatch, Batwoman, and Green Lantern: New Guardians for 52% of cover price (48% discount), and we will also be offering a gift certificate in varying amounts based on the number of DC books purchased in the first 4 months. $20 for 52 purchased, $40 for 104 purchased, $60 for 156 purchased, and $100 for 208 purchased.
Comic Book Ink
Address: 2510 S. 84th Street, Suites 15A-B, Lakewood, WA 98499
Web Address: http://www.comicbookink.com/
Midnight Madness Details: Join us between 10pm – 12:30 am. At midnight we will be selling Flashpoing #5 and Justice League #1. But before that we’ll be hosting a “Show Your DC Pride” costume contest. We’ll also be asking people to share their favorite DC story or memory for sharing later online. Prizes will be awarded for both events. There will also be sales on all DC back issues and DC action figures, statues, trade paperbacks and t-shirts.
Collector’s Edge – Milwaukee
Address: 2330 S KINNICKINNIC AVENUE MILWAUKEE, WI 53207-1626
Phone: (414) 481-5055
Web Address: http://www.collectorsedgecomics.com/
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Collectors-Edge-Comics/203457436358924
Midnight Madness Details: On Wednesday, August 31st, 2011, Collector’s Edge South will open at 12:01 a.m. for one hour! If you purchase either Justice League #1 or Flashpoint #5 (or BOTH) at cover price, everything else in the store is 20% off* in honor of this special occasion.
Address: 499 Main Street South, Shoppers World Mall Brampton, Ontario L6Y 1N7
Midnight Madness Details: Read here
Comics & More inc
Address: 1325 Danforth Ave. Toronto Ontario
Phone: 416 778-8314
Web Address: http://www.comicsnmore.ca/
Midnight Madness Details: We’ll be selling pre-orders of the 52 #1′s for $100.00 until August 31st. At the midnight release party, everything in the store is 20% off, and customers who have pre-paid for their 52 #1′s will be able to buy any in stock DC trades for 52% off.
Hey, Le Comic!
Address: 3000, boul. des Laurentides (Place Belgrade) Laval (Qc) H7K 3G5
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.
Address: 601 Markham Street – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – M6G 2L7
Web Address: http://www.beguiling.com/
Midnight Madness Details: The Beguiling will be doing a special 12:01am release of these historic two comic books on Wednesday August 31st, the moment we are allowed to sell them! But why not come by a little early (say… 11ish?) and take part in our DC Comics sale! We’ll be offering 30% off of the regular price (generally U.S. Cover Price) of all in-print DCU comic books, graphic novels, and trade paperbacks. The sale will ONLY last from 11pm until 1am, so don’t miss out!