Variety Comics Shop Of Chicago Closes After 41 Years

Variety_ComicsThe oldest comic book store in Chicago, Variety Comics, is closing after 41 years, their last day open will be on October 31st.

It opened in the summer of 1974, in Chicago's rundown Lincoln Square neighbourhood. In 1975, it was bought by Rich Vitone who run it until illness stopped him in 2009. After he died in 2011, the store was taken over by Vin Nguyen and Victor Olivarez.

And forty years worth of stock is on sale from now, throughout October, comics, statues, toys, supplies, books and magazines.

Everything must go. Including Variety Comics…


About 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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