Tag Archives: comic shop

Jonathan Ross And Ian Churchill Hit Banbury (Video, Pics And Report)

I had a very pleasant afternoon visiting Banbury in Oxfordshire yesterday. My parents have retired here, but that’s not why I was up here with the family. Not totally.No, it was because Jonathan Ross and Ian Churchill were signing the …

Jesse James And Desert Wind To Open New Las Vegas Store, Celestial Comics

Jesse James, familiar to a number of Bleeding Cool writers I’m sure, and retailer of Jesse James Comics in Glendale, Arizona, is opening a new store in Las Vegas. In a deal with another Las Vegas store, Desert Wind, Jesse …

The Man Who Started A Comic Store. By Stealing From A Comic Store?

A comic store employee writes; I work at a comic book store in Missisauga. A few weeks ago, a few books were stolen from the store only to end up on eBay. We have video tape of a guy stealing …

Are You A Woman? Have You Actually Been Inside A Comic Shop?

“And the girls go… where no woman has gone before…” The comic shop apparently. Because women, or girls, just don’t go there. Ever. Until now, according to the trailer for the new episode of The Big Bang Theory. If you …

Black Friday, Comic Shop Style

You Americans and your strangely scheduled holidays. Apparently next Thursday is your Thanksgiving festival. And the Friday is known as Black Friday, when everyone goes to the stores for Christmas shopping. Even though it’s a month away. And this includes …

Retailers to Throw Halloween Parties

Halloween comes but once a year. Halloween on a Wednesday (aka New Comic Day)? The next one won’t be until 2018 and the next one after in 2029. To celebrate this rare combination of geek-out fun, many comic shops are …

Which Retailer Will Win?

With the launch of Night of the Living Dead: Aftermath #1 debuting this Wednesday (Halloween), Avatar Press wants to reward the top three retailers who have the best events on Halloween! Will it be you?

Dave’s Comics, And The Surrounding Graffiti, Of Brighton

I’ve just got back from Brighton, from a family trip for a couple of days (thank you wi-fi). While I was there I was able to potter with the kids to Dave’s Comics. I haven’t been here for a while. …

The Comic Shop That Looks Like A Comic

It’s called Tokyo In Tokyo. It is in Tokyo. And it looks like one of Tokyo’s finest cultural icons, a comic book. The shelves are stacked like the tiers of a comic book page, and include speech balloons as part …

FCBD 2012: Stadium Comics, The Comic Book Shop, And Image Comics

We’re continuing to highlight Free Comic Book Day retailers going above and beyond. Stadium Comics of Ontario, Canada are running signings and sketching from Marcus To, Kalman Andrasofszky, Fred Kennedy, Adam Gorham, Shaun Hatton, Vince Sunico, George Todorovski and Chris …

It’s Free Walking Dead Buttons Day

A retailer tells Bleeding Cool that, as The Walking Dead starts a new storyline in May, Something To Fear, Image Comics are sending Walking Dead buttons free to any store that orders the series. Each comic book store will get …

Diamond Announces The Retailer Olympics

Living in London, it’s getting hard to ignore the fact that for two weeks this year, our lives will be incredibly disrupted by the Olympics. While the rest of the world looks in in awe and wonder, I’ll have to …

The Television Show That Hates You

When Big Bang Theory began, it presented geek culture to a mainstream audience in a relatively amusing fashion. It was mocking, but a kind of self-mocking. The audience enjoyed a kind of visceral geekness, sharing in the joy of a pre-Crisis issue …

ComiXology Release Terms Of Use For Comic Store Websites

ComiXology have released the terms and conditions for creating comiXology websites for comic book stores, allowing store’s customers to buy digital comics through their store’s website, timed to coincide as DC Comics goes day-and-date digital. It’s rather close to deadline, …

Flashpoint Vs Fear Itself Tomorrow

The Memorial Day/Bank Holiday long weekend means that comic stores will be getting their comics on Wednesday for Wednesday sale, rather than Tuesday for Wednesday. So don’t expect to turn up first thing and get your week’s comics this week, …

Manhattan Comics War Of The Websites

Cosmic Comics used to be a New York comic book store. It was sold at the end of last year to new owners who renamed it Manhattan Comics. According the the old owner Mark Friedman, the new owners Robert and …

North Carolina Comic Shop To Close. I Wonder Why.

Local news is reporting the closure of twenty-four year old Raleigh, North Carolina store Capitol Comics, just off the North Carolina State University campus. Nineteen-year-long manager of the store, Russ Garwood will lose his job. He blames internet shopping and …

Two Percent Of Comic Shops Violating Street Date Agreements

This week, Diamond Comics Distributors presented a report to comics retailers on the Day-Early Delivery service that came into place this year, in which shops can get comics a day before they are on sale, with a secret shopping service …