Yesterday the Facebook page for comic book store Comic Book Jones of Staten Island, New York, posted the following;
WE ARE SADDENED TO ANNOUNCE WE ARE CLOSING OUR DOORS PERMANENTLY… we will still be open for roughly 2 weeks. So stay tuned for farewell sales and events! I am not ready to create a truly mushy post yet because we are still here for a little while longer. Soooooo ALL WEEKEND COME SPIN THE WHEEL TO SAVE UP TO 50% OFF EVERYTHING IN THE STORE!!!
Thanks! We love ya
With the great and the good coming out to comment and leave commiserations;
Gary Esposito Stunned and sorry to hear this Socko. It's a wonderful store and the few times I was there the staff treated me great and are awesome.
You'll be missed and continued success in all that you do.
Christos Gage Very sorry to hear it…sorry I never made it out but it was a pleasure meeting you! Best of luck with whatever you do next.
Ed Catto So sorry to hear this! I only visited once but loved it!
David Gallaher I truly loved Comic Book Jones. I'm deeply saddened to read this.
Followed by hundreds more…
Bleeding Cool tries to mark the passing of comics stores as well as their opening. Existing fanbases are likely to make the former more well known, but please let us know if a comic store is opening or closing in your neighbourhood. Just e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.