Comic Store In Your Future – Figuring Out What The Heck Is Going On

Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. We keep hearing about how the economy is doing great. The stock market is (or was) doing great. Tax cuts for corporations will make the economy even better. Low unemployment. And so on. Though we keep reading about various comic stores closing. Toys R […]

The Tr!ckster Pop-Up Shop Puts Down Roots In Berkeley, California

It's been a central location for the last two San Diego Comic Cons. But now the pop-up Tr!ckstercomic book store-and-bar-and-studio-and-lecture-space is going permanent, and moving into Berkeley, California from next month.  A thousand square foot space will contain both a gallery and a shop, with plans to host art shows, signings and live art events, […]

Forbidden Planet New York Moves Four Doors Down

Comic store chain Forbidden Planet is moving its famous Manhattan branch from 840 Broadway to 832 Broadway  in a couple of weeks with a grand opening a few weeks later. It may only be four doors down, but it means the store will get a little more space. Three thousand four hundred square feet of […]

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' Hallowe'en activities. This separates it from the Free Comic Book Day tradition where all the […]

Closing A Comic Shop, Eighteen Months On

Mario Coleman writes for Bleeding Cool; It has almost been a year and a half since Apocalypse Comics, the comic shop that I built from the ground up, closed its doors for the last time, and I miss it like crazy. We had moved into a new premises in the March of 2010 with hopes […]

FCBD 2012: Free Comic Book Night From Double Midnight Comics, Manchester, New Hamsphire

This coming weekend, Double Midnight Comics of Manchester, NH will be ten years old. And they're extending Free Comic Book Day festivities over four days… and into the night. On Thursday May 3rd the store will sponsor the world's largest Taco Tour with superhero guides to helppeople find ove thirty local restaurants serving $2 tacos all night, […]

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 Manhattan. The Twitter feed @MontasyMidtown seems to confirm the rumour, with the location picture, to […]

"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 orders to 125% of Venom #13 or the first issue and just match Venom #13 […]

Crossed Day At Collectors Cornered… And More!

Collectors Cornered is a weekly video column, filmed inside Collectors Corner in Baltimore. Join us every week as we discuss comic book news from a different point of view and get instant feedback from real customers on New Comics Day, as we literally corner them and and ask questions about comic books and related topics. […]

Gnu Comic Shop In Ontario Suddenly Closes

Gnu Books, a twenty-seven year old comic and used book store of Ajax, Ontario is shutting down. Its lease has been terminated for being behind on the rent. Comics and books remaining in the store are being cleaned out for a dollar each. The store's other outley in Oshawa location is still open and the […]

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 Halifax. Over that time I've had many varied events in my store; from the annual […]

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 in now a permanently explorable area – and also permanently fixed in a time before […]

Collectors Cornered #13 – New York Comic Con!

Collectors Cornered is a weekly video column, filmed inside Collectors Corner in Baltimore. Join us every week as we discuss comic book news from a different point of view and get instant feedback from real customers on New Comics Day, as we literally corner them and and ask questions about comic books and related topics. […]

A Place In Space In Croydon Still Standing, Opening Again

Despite the wishes and advice from police and local service, the owners of A Place In Space in Croydon have got back into their premises. While fire did blaze down the street as a result of rioting, it stopped next door and A Place In Space has, very luckily emerged with full undamaged stock and […]

Saying Goodbye To Gosh Comics

On Saturday, the new Gosh Comics in Berwick Street, Soho, London opens, with a Dave McKean signing. And so the old Gosh Comics, opposite the British Museum, closes. And old friend of mine, Andy Konky Kru has commemorated the change with this picture of the old store in its final days; Andy's considerable comics work […]

Gosh! Comics Moves To Soho, Alan Moore Says Goodbye

After twenty-five years, one of the most famous comic book shops in the world, Gosh! Comics of London is moving from opposite the British Museum on Great Russell Street, to the other side of Oxford Street and Charing Cross Road, to Berwick Street, in Soho, on August 6th. But before they leave, Gosh! will host […]

My Monthly Curse by Phill Hall #15 – A Tale Of Three Jacks

Phill Hall used to be a comics retailer and the News editor for Comics International before launching the PDF comics magazine Borderline – then abandoning comics altogether. But now he is going to look back on it all for Bleeding Cool. It would be easy for me to list a bunch of my old customers, […]

Erik Larsen Helps Comic Relief Employee Open New Store On Old Premises

Less than two months after Comic Relief in Berkeley closed and The Escapist comic store opened with the closed store's stock, another Berkeley comic store is opening. Uel Carter, employee of the store will now launch rival store Fantastic Comics on the old Comic Relief premises. And Image founder and Savage Dragon creator Erik Larsen […]

Comics And More… No More?

Pennsylvania comic shop Comics And More is closing in 9 days time, due to construction at the King Of Prussia shopping mall where they are based, set to last over a year. In a letter to customers, the store has stated that the King Of Prussia mall was unable to fight a suitable alternative location […]