Official Press Release
JIM HANLEY’S UNIVERSE, New York’s premier comic book retailer, is proud to welcome Eisner Award winning writer, GEOFF JOHNS, to their Manhattan location on Wednesday, April 1. Mr. Johns will be signing his latest comic, THE FLASH: REBIRTH at the Manhattan location from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM, with a special question and answer discussion taking place from 5:00 to 6:00 PM.
Geoff Johns is primarily known for his work with DC Comics, having penned many of the company’s more successful features, including JSA, Teen Titans, and Action Comics. He has also worked in television and film, and just this year, he wrote a Legion of Superheroes-centric episode of Smallville.
THE FLASH: REBIRTH is a five-issue limited series that follows the events that took place in DC’s blockbuster company crossover, FINAL CRISIS, wherein Barry Allen, the Silver Age Flash, returned from the dead. With art by Ethan Van Sciver, a frequent collaborator, Johns plans to bring the same bombastic storytelling he brought to the popular SINESTRO CORPS WAR and GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH storylines.
Prior to signing THE FLASH: REBIRTH, Mr. Johns will take part in a special Q&A session, moderated by iFanboy.com’s Josh Flanagan in the new Jim Hanley’s Universe Underground. “The Underground is a spot we’ve earmarked for special events, such as our new Friday Night Magic the Gathering tournaments, and for the Geoff Johns event,” said store manager and events coordinator, Vito Delsante. “The idea we had was to give 50 lucky attendees the same feeling they would get going to a major convention and seeing Geoff at a panel.”
The event begins at 5:00 PM, but management recommends attendees get to the store as early as possible to be a part of the special event. “Space is limited,” Delsante said, “and we want to make sure we’re ready to go the second Geoff walks in.” Details on the Q&A can be found on the store’s website.
About Jim Hanley’s Universe:
Jim Hanley’s Universe has been New York’s premier comic book retailer for almost 20 years. With locations in Manhattan and Staten Island, Jim Hanley’s Universe has catered to the needs of comic fans in the Tri-State Area and the world over. Jim Hanley’s Universe prides itself on being the place, “Where Art and Literature Meet,” carrying a varied assortment of old comics, new comics, independently published comics and graphic novels, art books, and books covering all aspects of popular culture as well as other comic book related merchandise. For more information, call 212-268-7088 or 718-351-6299 or on the internet, visit www.jhuniverse.com.
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