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Comickaze To Open Second Store Next To IDW

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 &#8211 Apparitions Comics Of Michigan

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[...]



Will You Get Your Toys And Big Books For Christmas

Will You Get Your Toys And Big Books For Christmas?

Industrial action at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach was tentatively settled earlier this week after an eight-day strike over outsourcing of labour and lack of contracts. The ports were shut down after workers refused to cross a picket line. But one of the issues that might affect the comics industry this Christmas […]

The Comic Book Retailer VISA Gift Card Scam

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[...]

Halloween Comic Fest In Stores Across America This October

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

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

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.

"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

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

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 $679000. Now.

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)

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 Cools Ultimate Black Friday Comic Stores List

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..

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[...]

Google Street View Enters A Comic Shop

Google Street View Enters A Comic Shop

As Google Street View extends itself into areas not reachable by car, and into buildings of businesses who say it's okay, one early adopter of the invasive face-shy cameras is a comic shop. Comics, Toons N Toys of Tustin, California in now a permanently explorable area – and also permanently fixed in a time before […]