West Village Comics, a New Manhattan Comic Store from Kurt Bollers

Kurt Bollers is the brother of Valiant editor Karl Bollers. He’s a well known comic book dealer, from shows all across the country. And on June 30th, Kurt is opening a brand new comic book store in Manhattan’s West Village called West Village Comics.

Photo by CucombreLibre

He tells me ‘It’s going to be a mom and pop-themed shop like the ones we used to visit as children. No comic boxes, just long wooden bins and showcases.’

And he is looking for a little help on GoFundMe. He writes ‘after all these years of doing comic book conventions traveling all over the country setting up at various shows. I have developed degenerative arthritis in my lower back. I might have to give up doing conventions soon. A business opportunity has developed where I would be able to open and run a comic book store in a good section of my neighborhood. Which would keep me in a set permanent location.’

I get the feeling that the opening event will be quite the thing, if he invites a few of his friends.

Will you be there for opening night?

Bleeding Cool covers the closing – and opening – of comic book stores. We’re more likely to discover the former rather than the latter as the result of an active fanbase, so please let us know when a new store in your neighbourhood is opening: richjohnston@gmail.com


About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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