New Comic Shop Opens In Watford, London This Weekend, Piranha Comics

This weekend, London will have a new comic book retail giant. Piranha Comics will open its third comic book store in the city, adding  Watford to their existing stores in Kingston Upon Thames, Bromley. As a result, Piranha becomes London's largest retail chain, as Forbidden Planet only has two stores within the M25. Though, to be fair, all three Piranha stores could fit inside Forbidden Planet's Shaftesbury Avenue Megastore. But with more people now living and working in the town centres that doughnut around London's centre, might this be a move away from central London to the sticks for comic book stores? And might Piranha have plans to open more stores around that doughnut? Here is a look at how the store has been put together this week, at 135 The Parade High Street, Watford, WD17 1NA, if you wanted to visit. This weekend will be their big opening!

New Comic Shop Opens Up In Watford, London This Weekend, Piranha Comics
Piranha Comics Watford, photo from Bek
New Comic Shop Opens Up In Watford, London This Weekend, Piranha Comics
Piranha Comics Watford, photo from Bek
New Comic Shop Opens Up In Watford, London This Weekend, Piranha Comics
Piranha Comics Watford, photo from Bek
New Comic Shop Opens Up In Watford, London This Weekend, Piranha Comics
Piranha Comics Watford, photo from Bek
New Comic Shop Opens Up In Watford, London This Weekend, Piranha Comics
Piranha Comics Watford, photo from Bek
New Comic Shop Opens Up In Watford, London This Weekend, Piranha Comics
Piranha Comics Watford, photo from Bek

At a time when many are afraid of sharks circling in the water, it turns out that it might be quite a good thing to be a Piranha. Oh, yes, and they are also buying collections. You can get in touch through their Facebook page – and see just the kind of thing they are selling on their eBay page. Piranha Comics are currently:

  • Piranha Comics Bromley
    246 High St, Bromley BR1 1PQ
  • Piranha Comics Kingston Upon Thames
    Unit G 17, Crown Arcade, 9 Union Street, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1RP
  • Piranha Comics Watford
    Unit 3, 135 The Parade High Street, Watford, WD17 1NA

Bleeding Cool tries to mark the passing of comic stores as well as new arrivals on the scene. We're more likely to hear about the former rather than the latter due to concerned fans, but do please feel free to let us know the changes in your own local marketplace. Contact richjohnston@bleedingcool.com to fill us in.

 

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Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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