A new comic store has opened in San Diego’s Gaslamp District, within walking distance of San Diego Convention Center. Indeed, Now Or Never is the closest store to San Diego Comic Con’s regular spot after the chain store Comics N Stuff closed their outlet in Horton Plaza.
And it looks to be in rather stylish, keeping with the rest of the area. Here’s a look at the store as it opened a few weeks ago, owned and run by one Aaron Trites of Boston who made the move west last year.
Today was a banner day for Now Or Never! Get it? Because of the banners? (We got new banners today.) pic.twitter.com/SIS95a3ne4
— NowOrNeverComics (@NowOrNeverComic) November 27, 2018
Chances are you won’t see him in the shop during normal hours (he’s a shelter rescue and still nervous around strangers), but rest assured, every single item in the shop has been sniffed and approved by Indy. pic.twitter.com/sCMGt6KW0D
— NowOrNeverComics (@NowOrNeverComic) November 28, 2018
SURPRISE, WE’RE OPEN! No fireworks, no fanfare, just a low key soft opening to make sure everything runs smoothly.
We’ll be here ‘til 7pm today, and from 11am – 7pm Sunday. Stop by and say hello! pic.twitter.com/ASwIMgzqCl
— NowOrNeverComics (@NowOrNeverComic) December 8, 2018
We’ve got free comics for kids, every dang day! You don’t even have to buy anything, you just have to be a kid. Bring the family in, and check out the spinner rack right by the front door! pic.twitter.com/Hy1i9ALrcd
— NowOrNeverComics (@NowOrNeverComic) December 13, 2018
Hey gang! We’ve got gift certificates if you’re in need of a last minute gift. We’re open ‘til 7pm today, then closed Mon and Tues, so stop on by! pic.twitter.com/qZ4Vb4MGdC
— NowOrNeverComics (@NowOrNeverComic) December 23, 2018
Stopped by the new @NowOrNeverComic store downtown…& couldn’t be happier w/ the prices & options! I picked up a chunk of the Silver Surfer run from the late ‘80s that I read when I was a kid. Collecting and rereading what I grew up on…can’t wait to spend my break digging in! pic.twitter.com/erow6GL3fe
— Ryan Chapman (@APLit_Teacher) January 3, 2019
Held our very first game night upstairs last night, a test run for future events. Already putting together a list of ideas (signings, trade days, book clubs), but let us know what kind of events YOU want to see! pic.twitter.com/QKXhczll45
— NowOrNeverComics (@NowOrNeverComic) January 6, 2019
Plenty of rad new books out today, including highly anticipated 2nd issues for The Batman Who Laughs, Conan, and Goddess Mode! We’ve still got a few 1st issues in stock for all 3, so come on in and check out something new! pic.twitter.com/1CyNOU340L
— NowOrNeverComics (@NowOrNeverComic) January 16, 2019
You can find Now Or Never at 1055 F St. or online right here.
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