Tag Archives: store

Another One Bites The Dust – Apparitions Comics Of Michigan

Apparitions Comics, of 2757 Ridgemoor Dr SE, Kentwood, MI 49512, will be closing their doors after being open for over twenty years. The store owner, David Pirkola, who kept the place going even after he was shot in a robbery …

Some Comics May Be Late For Some East Coast Stores This Week. But You’ll Get Over It.

There’s a famous cartoon, widely criticized at the time, by Philip Zec. Printed by the Daily Mirror during the second world war, it featured a sailor clutching the remains of a torpedoed ship, with the caption “The price of petrol …

Mark Waid, Art Baltazar And Franco Get Into Bed Together Over Comic Shop Ownership

On Monday, Mark Waid announced he had bought into a comic store, Alter Ego Comics in Muncie, Indiana. Today, he’s announced that he and the co-owners of that store have also invested in Art Baltazar and Franco‘s store Aw Yeah …

Will You Get Your Toys And Big Books For Christmas?

Industrial action at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach was tentatively settled earlier this week after an eight-day strike over outsourcing of labour and lack of contracts. The ports were shut down after workers refused to cross a …

The Comic Book Retailer VISA Gift Card Scam

Several comic book retailers have reported lately being hit by a “Visa gift card scam”. Here’s one account from a retailer who wishes to remain anonymous. We recently were the victims of credit card fraud.  What happened was someone came …

Hallowe’en Comic Fest In Stores Across America This October

A week ago, Bleeding Cool unveiled the now-named Hallowe’en Comic Fest offerings from Diamond for 2012, in which comic stores will has special comics in October to sell, give away, or use for promotiuonal purposes as part of the stores’ …

Montasy Comics Changes Name Because Of Midtown Comics

The other week, Bleeding Cool reported that New York store Montasy Comics was to open a new outlet in Manhattan Midtown, going up against Jim Hanley’s and Midtown Comics. The location has now been confirmed on the second floor of …

New Manhattan Midtown Comic Store To Open

It appears that Jim Hanley’s Universe and Midtown Comics are about to have a new neighbour. Montasy Comics in Forest Hills, NY (yes, the real life home of Peter Parker) is opening a new branch of their comic store in …

ED 209, Rorschach And The Millenium Falcon Hit Toronto’s Silver Snail For Word Burglar’s Rhyme O’Clock

When is a comic book store the hippest, happening place in the world? When it’s in a video for Rhyme O’Clock by Word Burglar. Say hello to a new look for the Silver Snail in Toronto. Along with ES 209, …

“Hulk Not Wish You Were Here. Hulk Want To Be Alone.”

Just as Marvel did when Venom shipped five issues every week in February, Marvel are issuing a bunch of incentive postcards to be given away in comic stores alongside the weekly five issue Hulk Smash Avengers. If retailers match their …

Get Your Avengers Vs X-Men #1 Early In Michigan

A “New Comics” table from a store in Michigan. Check on the bottom right. I understand the authorities – by which I mean Marvel and Diamond – have been informed. Anyone else care to snitch on your local dealer? I’m …

Canadian And Australian Comic Stores Close

It’s not just American comic stores that are under strain. Canada and Australia are also feeling the bite. Dragon Lady Comics of Toronto, a shop that has stood for over thirty-three years, fifteen years in its current location, is closing, …

Buy Los Angeles’ Golden Apple Comic Store For $679,000. Now.

Around this time of year, a number of comic stores run special sales. But few actually try and sell themselves. But that’s what’s happening to the famous Golden Apple comic store in Los Angeles, who have put themselves on eBay …

Comic Book Store Sales For Christmas And The New Year Begin! (UPDATE)

  Warp Nine Comics of Clawson, Michigan are getting ahead of everyone by opening today with a sale. Most others can wait until at least tomorrow. Legend Comics of Omaha, Nebraska, are having Five Sales In Five Days Monday: 50% …

Bleeding Cool’s Ultimate Black Friday Comic Stores List

It’s Black Friday time! So which store and/or website will you be lining up outside? Mondo has its first DC Comics print, painted by JC Richard. Fortress of Solitude (above) will cost $50 and will be available… at some point. …

North England Comic Shop For Sale..

These kind of opportunities don’t come along too often. So it’s worth making a feature of it. Simon Shaw of Legacy Comics in Halifax writes; Legacy Comics has been open since May 2009, situated inside the historical Piece Hall in …

How Will The Holidays Affect When You Can Buy Your Comics?

Wednesday is New Comics Day. We all know that now, even the Brits. But what happens when Turkey celebrations – whether Thanksgiving or Christmas – get in the way? Well, Diamond’s early-day shipping has built in a buffer. Thanksgiving, on …

Google Street View Enters A Comic Shop

As Google Street View extends itself into areas not reachable by car, and into buildings of businesses who say it’s okay, one early adopter of the invasive face-shy cameras is a comic shop. Comics, Toons N Toys of Tustin, California …