Official Press Release
Midtown Comics Online kicks off the holiday shopping season on “Black Friday” with a sale that’s sure to spur new interest in the vibrant and growing sequential art form of Graphic Novels. A discount of 40% off all graphic novels and manga titles will continue through Monday, December 1st. Graphic novels from all publishers (mainstream and alternative), including Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Image Comics, Fantagraphics, Harper Collins, Pantheon Books and Top Shelf will be offered. Expect manga titles from Tokyo Pop, Viz, Del Rey Managa and many others as well. This sale is offered online only, and not in Midtown’s NYC store locations.
Over 20,000 graphic novels (or trade paperbacks) and manga titles are included in the Thanksgiving sale. According to New York Magazine, Midtown has “just about every Japanese manga known to man and every bound comic anthology [graphic novel] in print: http://nymag.com/listings/stores/midtown-comics/ . Bloggers on Yelp.com also have high praise for Midtown Comics: http://www.yelp.com/biz/midtown-comics-new-york.
If you’ve been to the movies this past summer, then you know that Hollywood has been mining comic books and graphic novels for source material like never before. Thanks to a now-famous trailer displayed at theaters across the U.S. before screenings of box-office champ The Dark Knight, Watchmen is not only the best selling graphic novel of the year, but is also on Time Magazine’s prestigious list of the All Time Top 100 Novels: http://www.time.com/time/2005/100books/0,24459,watchmen,00.html
“Like prose novels, graphic novels are not limited to any one genre. From Will Eisner’s graphic novels of the 1970’s to Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns, to the deeply personal, autobiographical Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, graphic novels continue to evolve and reach new artistic heights”, says Gerry Gladston, CMO of Midtown Comics.
Midtown Comics opened its first store in 1997, and is now the industry’s leading retailer of comic books, graphic novels and Manga, with its online store as well as two huge landmark NYC locations in Times Square and Grand Central .