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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[...]