The Illustrated Windows Of London's Gosh Comics, January 2022

I haven't been by Gosh Comics of Berwick Street, Soho, London, for some time. Thankfully today, on the way to finally catch The King's Man, I did. The comic book store regularly updates its windows by getting cartoonists to paint them from the inside, to show off their work and their wares. Individual one-off adverts, that will be wiped away the next time there is a Free Comic Book Day or somesuch event. Here's a look at the photos as they stand today. Aren't they just marvellous?

The Illustrated Windows Of London's Gosh Comics, January 2022
The Illustrated Windows Of London's Gosh Comics, January 2022
The Illustrated Windows Of London's Gosh Comics, January 2022
The Illustrated Windows Of London's Gosh Comics, January 2022
The Illustrated Windows Of London's Gosh Comics, January 2022
The Illustrated Windows Of London's Gosh Comics, January 2022
The Illustrated Windows Of London's Gosh Comics, January 2022
The Illustrated Windows Of London's Gosh Comics, January 2022
The Illustrated Windows Of London's Gosh Comics, January 2022
The Illustrated Windows Of London's Gosh Comics, January 2022
The Illustrated Windows Of London's Gosh Comics, January 2022
The Illustrated Windows Of London's Gosh Comics, January 2022

Gosh Comics is one of the two remaining comic book stores of central London, as well as Forbidden Planet on Shaftesbury Avenue. With a focus on graphic novels, kids comics and "real mainstream" comics, they appeal to an artier, more culturally diverse crowd than the usual comic book store – though they still are full of that week's superhero comic books in the basement! They specialise in signed and bookplates special editions of graphic novels, and are also the only comic book store where you can buy The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Black Dossier by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill with the vinyl record it was always meant to come with. I've been shopping with them for… almost thirty years now, but they have been around since 1986. And I'll take any excuse I can to pop in, browse and pick up the kind of comic books that you just won't find anywhere else. Always high recommended – and you can always popo by Forbidden Planet as well! It's never an either, or…

 

 

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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.
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