Eight hours ago the Batman #50 midnight releases began in the UK and have just now kicked off in California. Some stores have complained that they didn’t get the comics they ordered in time for the event, and some that the released spoilers may have ruined the event, though DC Comics has promised to cover certain promotional costs. And now DC Comics PR has been sending out the *real* end of issue spoilers, which have just started to run on big media sites, so do watch it if you remain unspoiled… but here is how those midnight releases played out in comic book stores tonight.
— Elisha Browntown (@NotoriousELB) July 4, 2018
Oh, the Wedding Day #driinkanddraw is underway. NO peeking inside until midnight. @Doncates Cosmic Ghost Rider drawn on @DCComics Batman #50 gets you the book FREE. Offer good straight through 4pm tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/plbV1mN9b8
— LarrysComics.net (@LarrysComics) July 4, 2018
You’d think that midnight, July 4th, would be a light time to but comics.
You’d be wrong. Batman #50 (with the Batman/Catwoman wedding) and Captain America #1 brings fans out! pic.twitter.com/B3rd0cw3AE
— Tom Workrate, Esq (@MrWorkrate) July 4, 2018
Me: Okay. Midnight launch of Batman Marries Catwoman. I’ll get two or three of the midnight comics, two or three from my subs, and my auction items. $40 at most.
Me: What have I done with my life…
— endy ‘MC Danger Noodle’ Lastnamewithheld (@Dynamus_Lives) July 4, 2018
All the comic stores doing midnight openings tonight, or opening on Independence Day, to let people read Batman, Captain America or whatever, thank you. It’s very unnecessary, but still.
— Graeme (@graemem) July 4, 2018
REMINDER! All #newcomics this week go on sale TONIGHT @ midnight! Join us early at 11p for our adults only (18+) #Batman & #Catwoman Dressed to the Nines Midnight Release Party! Hors d’oeuvres served compliments of Cathy’s Deli! Cold/hot brew coffee courtesy of @HonuCoffeeHouse! pic.twitter.com/QdbGKfZAP4
— BraveNewWorld Comics 🐢🐢🐢🐢🐀 (@BNWComicsCA) July 4, 2018
— Gilligan (@shawngilligan) July 4, 2018
People had wedding cakes…
Perk of having a SO a comic shop manager: Batman/Catwoman leftover wedding cake. Midnight cake here I come.
— Steenz! @ Wedding Con (@oheysteenz) July 4, 2018
— Infinity Flux (@Infinity_Flux) July 3, 2018
— Matthew Alzamora (@Mattzilla1990) July 4, 2018
Batman and Catwoman are getting married at midnight! Stop by @austinbookscomics to grab Batman #50, Catwoman #1, and for a slice of cake covered in Robin-isms – all made by yours truly! (The wedding cake is styrofoam! Don’t eat that one, Catwoman! 😘) #batman #catwoman #holymatrimonybatman #holyholeinadoughnut #holyonetrackbatcomputermind #holysharkrepellent #wedding #weddingcake #pastrynerdlife 💐: @raepocalypse 😻 . p.s. There’ll also be cupcakes tomorrow afternoon for the signing with Donny Cates! 💙
— ACME Comics Iowa (@acmefirst) July 4, 2018
Non-baseball tweet: I went to a midnight release for Batman #50 and raced home to read it, because I’m a nerd.
S/O to @TomKingTK for putting together such a beautiful issue that defines Batman, Catwoman and their relationship so perfectly.
— Joe (@JoeRiveraSN) July 4, 2018
Midnight comics are the best comics! pic.twitter.com/nxVb5TEK5C
— Aaron J. Amendola (@ImAaronJ) July 4, 2018
batman and catwoman are getting married (?) so some comic shops are having midnight release parties of the issue and mine is one of them!
— ✨lily!✨ (@lilymrosenthal) July 4, 2018
OOOHHHHHHYESSSOHHHHHHHYESSSSSS Waited in line at the midnight 4th of july thungy and it was worth it! Im in love with the retailer exclusive variant cover of batman 50 as well as that damn good looking catwoman cover(not to say the other covers arent awesome as well) @dccomics #batman #catwoman #thejoker #superman #manofsteel #deathstroke #justiceleague #fuckyeah
And some folk remained blissfully spoiler free.
Just went to Capital City Comics’ midnight release party for the comic where Batman and Catwoman get married. Huge crowd! Wedding cake!
— Midtown Montgomery (@midtownliving) July 4, 2018
BATMAN #50 Midnight Release party! pic.twitter.com/TBpQ7Z5jHC
— Bill Necessary (@deaconnecessary) July 4, 2018
— High on Comics (@HighonComics) July 4, 2018
— Brian Johnson (@BrianJ903) July 4, 2018
— Cosmic Monkey Comics (@cosmicmonkey) July 4, 2018
— Cosmic Monkey Comics (@cosmicmonkey) July 4, 2018
— JoshH (@crunchybeats87) July 4, 2018
— Scott Rogers (@mightybedbug) July 4, 2018
And looks like Comiology joined in too…
Cool that Comixology has new comics at midnight since all those damn Batman spoilers are going around. Managed to avoid so far and am now going to read so leave me alone for a few. :)
— Jimmy Aquino (@jimmyaquino) July 4, 2018
Issue $50 of Batman is up on Comixology? 👀
Man. Hopefully this means more midnight releases in the future.
— Snack Cat 2: Always Bet on Snack (@SnackCanary) July 4, 2018
Of course some comic shops had to do without…
Apparently many shops didn’t get their shipment and are in the same boat. Some didn’t even get their Batman 50 order so had to cancel their midnight event. So could be worse for me.
— Timmy Heague (@ComicBossTimmy) July 4, 2018
The Batman #50 midnight event is hours away! The cosplayers and festivities start at 11pm! Tons of copies are here for the event! Unfortunately though, this week’s order had a massive problem with its shipment and only a few boxes arrived. Open tonight but will be closed tomorrow pic.twitter.com/qj1FOhiSu3
— Arsenalcomics&games (@Arsenal_comics) July 4, 2018
How did yours go?