Oxford's Last Comic Shop To Close – With A Bash!

Oxford's Last Comic Shop To Close – With A Bash!Fantastic Store went well over a decade ago. Oxford's Comic Showcase went a few years ago. And now it's time for Oxford's last standing comic shop to close its doors.

Videosyncratic wasn't even a focussed comic shop, it was a DVD/video rental store, one of the only three such independent businesses left in Oxford. But half of the shop sold a decent selection of comic books every week and essential bookcases of graphic novels.

And considering that Oxford is home to a comic-creating community, indeed hosting Caption, the UK's longest standing comics convention, and a widespread culture of art, literature and learning that extends through and beyond Oxford University, it seems a crying shame.

But they're going out with a bash. Videosyncratic will host a rock-bottom sale on Monday evening, with DVDs, videos and comics slashed to the bone, withe live bands playing, as they raise the necessary money to actually close the store.

Goodby Videosyncratic. We hardly knew you. And now it's time to plunder your bones…

Oxford's Last Comic Shop To Close – With A Bash!

Enjoyed this? Please share on social media!

Stay up-to-date and support the site by following Bleeding Cool on Google News today!

Rich JohnstonAbout Rich Johnston

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.
Comments will load 20 seconds after page. Click here to load them now.