atomic comics

The Fallout Of Atomic Comics

Chris VB, out new Arizona Correspondent, writes for Bleeding Cool; The first time I visited an Atomic Comics store, I was convinced that I had found heaven on Earth. You see, my parents had very recently split and my mom and I moved cross-country to start our lives over and I dove into comics to […]

The Auctioning Off Of A Comic Shop

All four branches of Atomic Comics of Arizona closed down in August. And now the chain is to be stripped for parts. On Tuesday the 3rd of January, at 10am, the contents of Atomic Comics will be sold as part of bankrupty proceedings. Here's the kind of material that will be available to bid on. […]

Monday Trending Topics: The Best Of Times, The Worst Of Times

A lot of people are pointing out the puzzle of the conflicting signals the business of comics is sending out today, and it's pretty hard to ignore: recent days have brought us extremely successful comic book conventions, yet notable comic shop closures. Monthly industry numbers have continued to trend down this year, yet now comes word that […]

Atomic Comics Was Closed Down By A Sixteen Year Old Girl

In a letter by Mike Malve, owner of the Atomic Comics chain in Phonenix, Arizona, talks about the reasons for the bankruptcy of the business and the foreclosure of his family home. Too high rents, a falling economy, but Mike points to one moment in 2006 as the catalyst for the company's problems, "when a […]