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Comickaze To Open Second Store Next To IDW
But when we visited the IDW offices after San Diego Comic Con, there was talk of a new comic store setting up Well now that the lease has been finalised it's official. San Diego comic book store Comickaze will be opening its second location in the autumn in Point Loma, in the Arts District of NTC Liberty Station[...]
Another One Bites The Dust – Apparitions Comics Of Michigan
Apparitions Comics, of 2757 Ridgemoor Dr SE, Kentwood, MI 49512, will be closing their doors after being open for over twenty years. The store owner, David Pirkola, who kept the place going even after he was shot in a robbery while working there back in 2009, is now closing his doors. One less store is one less[...]
Mark Waid, Art Baltazar And Franco Get Into Bed Together Over Comic Shop Ownership
On Monday, Mark Waid announced he had bought into a comic store, Alter Ego Comics in Muncie, Indiana. Today, he's announced that he and the co-owners of that store have also invested in Art Baltazar and Franco's store Aw Yeah Comics, in Stokie, Illinois And that Art and Franco have invested in Alter Ego… Mark points out[...]
The Comic Book Retailer VISA Gift Card Scam
Here's one account from a retailer who wishes to remain anonymous. We recently were the victims of credit card fraud.  What happened was someone came into the store on a Sat when we were very busy and picked out several high dollar books.  There were 2 people working  the registers and a line of customers.  He[...]
Hallowe'en Comic Fest In Stores Across America This October
A week ago, Bleeding Cool unveiled the now-named Hallowe'en Comic Fest offerings from Diamond for 2012, in which comic stores will has special comics in October to sell, give away, or use for promotiuonal purposes as part of the stores' Hallowe'en activities This separates it from the Free Comic Book Day tradition where all the[...]
Montasy Comics Changes Name Because Of Midtown Comics
The other week, Bleeding Cool reported that New York store Montasy Comics was to open a new outlet in Manhattan Midtown, going up against Jim Hanley's and Midtown Comics. The location has now been confirmed on the second floor of 431 Fifth Ave on 38th Street. It is up the street from Jim Hanleys and about halfway[...]
New Manhattan Midtown Comic Store To Open
It appears that Jim Hanley's Universe and Midtown Comics are about to have a new neighbour. Montasy Comics in Forest Hills, NY (yes, the real life home of Peter Parker) is opening a new branch of their comic store in Manhattan. The Twitter feed @MontasyMidtown seems to confirm the rumour, with the location picture, to the left. Oh,[...]
"Hulk Not Wish You Were Here. Hulk Want To Be Alone."
Just as Marvel did when Venom shipped five issues every week in February, Marvel are issuing a bunch of incentive postcards to be given away in comic stores alongside the weekly five issue Hulk Smash Avengers. If retailers match their orders to 125% of Venom #13 or the first issue and just match Venom #13 for[...]
Get Your Avengers Vs X-Men #1 Early In Michigan
A "New Comics" table from a store in Michigan Check on the bottom right I understand the authorities – by which I mean Marvel and Diamond – have been informed Anyone else care to snitch on your local dealer? I'm sure the big boys will give you witness protection And maybe one of the variant[...]
Canadian And Australian Comic Stores Close
It's not just American comic stores that are under strain Canada and Australia are also feeling the bite. Dragon Lady Comics of Toronto, a shop that has stood for over thirty-three years, fifteen years in its current location, is closing, blaming rent increases and slowing sales, at the very beginning of February. And then Comics And Games[...]
Buy Los Angeles' Golden Apple Comic Store For $679,000. Now.
Around this time of year, a number of comic stores run special sales. But few actually try and sell themselves. But that's what's happening to the famous Golden Apple comic store in Los Angeles, who have put themselves on eBay for a Buy It Now price of $679,000, including a stockworth over $300,000. The store was opened in[...]
Comic Book Store Sales For Christmas And The New Year Begin! (UPDATE)
No coupon needed…just $$$ CheapGraphicNovels are doing 50% off Absolutes and Omnibi online at and in store at Pulp Fiction in Long Beach, California. Arcadian Comics & Games or Newport, Kentucky are running a "Read a New Series in the New Year" sale All issues #1 and #2's will be $2, all Vol.1 and Vol.2's will start[...]
Bleeding Cool's Ultimate Black Friday Comic Stores List
It's Black Friday time! So which store and/or website will you be lining up outside? Mondo has its first DC Comics print, painted by JC Richard Fortress of Solitude (above) will cost $50 and will be available… at some point. Crush Comics of Castro Valley, California is having a sale No idea what, yet. Chapel Hill Comics of[...]
North England Comic Shop For Sale..
Over that time I've had many varied events in my store; from the annual "Halloween Havoc" fancy dress competition to Geof Banyard's "First Tea Company Enlistment Fair" and guests from the guys behind Bearded Skull Comics to David Hine and Shaky Kane for their cult classic "The Bulletproof Coffin" (I was[...]
How Will The Holidays Affect When You Can Buy Your Comics?
We all know that now, even the Brits. But what happens when Turkey celebrations – whether Thanksgiving or Christmas – get in the way? Well, Diamond's early-day shipping has built in a buffer. Thanksgiving, on the 24th of November, may see US and Puerto Rican store get the next week's delivery on the Wednesday rather than the[...]
Buy A Comic Shop… In Australia
Are you Australian? Would you like to live in Asutralia? How abojut owning and running a comic shop there, in Albury New South Wales? Because that's the
Saying Goodbye To Gosh Comics
And so the old Gosh Comics, opposite the British Museum, closes. And old friend of mine, Andy Konky Kru has commemorated the change with this picture of the old store in its final days; Andy's considerable comics work can be found here. On Saturday, the new Gosh Comics in Berwick Street, Soho, London opens, with a Dave[...]
Where To Score The Best Deals On DC's New 52?
The total with sales tax will be $113.93 Little Shop Of Comics of New Jersey offers the following rewards. 13 Titles – $5 Little Shop Gift Card 26 Titles – $15 Little Shop Gift Card 39 Titles – $25 Little Shop Gift Card 52 Titles – $50 Little Shop Gift Card Collector's Paradise in Canoga Park and Pasadena, California are doing[...]
Yet More Amazing Spider-Man 666 Covers For Tomorrow
It's not a Turok number one, this comic will sell and sell and sell for months, even years to come. As a reminder, British comic stores will get their variants next week. We've had two, here are seven more Only one-hundred-and-forty-one to go… first sighting of the Lizard cover as well. Presenting covers from Graham Crackers in[...]
Your First Look At An Amazing Spider-Man #666 Retailer Cover
Over 15o comic book retailers participated in an Amazing Spider-Man #666 promotion to have their store featured on the cover of a specially select print run of the comic in question, out next week. Each retailer had to commit to buying 150% of their normal amount of the normal cover and then at least 500 copies[...]
Collectors Cornered by Randy Myers
Randy Myers of Collectors Corner writes  for Bleeding Cool As a comic store owner (Collectors Corner, in Baltimore, MD) I wanted to provide some counter balance to two articles featured today on Bleedingcool from a retailer's perspective. My heart, as a retailer, goes out to both Comic Book Ink and Comic Vault for their troubles[...]
Comic Book Ink, Washington, In Danger Of Closing
He writes; I knew before I wrote this, that this would be the most difficult message I would ever have to write…and I have been putting off writing it for sometime.  But the Memorial Day Sale did not make the immediate debt relief that the shop needs and I have to send this message out. I have[...]
Fire In A Tennessee Comic Shop
This was the tweet from the store that caused the concern; Well, we regret to inform you that Outer Limits of M'boro has burnt down Cause has yet to be determined but we will keep ya'll posted. The Daily News Journal reported a serious fire in the Outer Limits store  in Murfreesboro, Tennessee yesterday morning, that[...]