Every once in a while, I find it helpful to re-examine why you do what you do. For example, I used to collect Disney action figures until I realized that they really didn’t rock my boat any longer. I ended up giving many of them away to neighborhood kids since I couldn’t sell them on the Internet. The same is true about local comics shops. There have been times when I’ve been complacent after patronizing the same store for an extended period of time. When I stop to think about it, it had morphed into a place I honestly didn’t care
Press Release Lone Star Comics has served as the North Texas hub of comic book fandom for more than 36 years. When the first store opened in 1977 in Arlington, Buddy Saunders introduced comics, role-playing games, and related hobbies, toys, and collectibles to many of his customers for the first time. Over the years, Saunders’ passion grew into a chain of stores and the largest comic retail site on the internet, www.mycomicshop.com. This September, Saunders and his wife Judy are turning over the reins to three of their stores to a new generation of comic fans and entrepreneurs.
Press Release Comic-book superstar Geoff Johns and Eisner Award-winning comic-book retailers Earth-2 Comics are excited to announce their new partnership, commencing with the opening of Earth-2 Comics’ new second location in Northridge, California! The new store is co-owned by Johns and Earth-2 Comics principals Carr Dâ€™Angelo and Jud Meyers and has been open for business since April 29.
As the shift in comic distribution and bad economy continues worsen (here’s hoping the economy is on a recovery), the small comic book shops are going to continue to close.Â We heard about this during the 100th issue of the Major Spoilers Podcast, and my own comic book shop closed about five years ago.Â Word came from Fantom Comics that it was also closing its store in the Washington, D.C. area, but instead of leaving all of its customers in the cold, it is switching to home delivery. According to the company website, there is a $15 minimum order for
If you are in Tacoma, Washington on October 20, 2007, stop by Comic Book Ink and meet Brian Reed, who is doing a signing at the store from 1:00 until 4:00 PM. BRIAN REED, who calls Atlanta, Georgia his home, made his foray into comic books after launching his career in the video game industry. He was the lead designer and, along with comic book superstar BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS, co-writer of the ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN Video Game. He is currently the writer of Marvel Comics’ MS MARVEL and co-writer, again with Bendis, of the NEW AVENGERS: THE ILLUMINANTI. Upcoming projects include
Kevin Smith has announced his west coast comic shop will be closing its doors October 1st. The reason? It isn’t the big money earner in Smith’s empire, and there was a firm offer from an Internet Cafe that wants to take over the space. And while Stash West was always a nice little earner, it’s never been anything close to the earner that the Red Bank Stash is. The east coast Stash sits in the cradle of the View Askewniverse – Monmouth County, New Jersey – so it’s always been the more popular of the two stores. You can visit
A guide to NE Kansas comic shops –by Stephen Schleicher I spent the weekend going to several comic book shops in the Kansas City, Lawrence, and Topeka areas. I scored quite a load of comics, filled many holes in my ever growing collection, and picked up a few extras along the way. There are some good shops, some bad shops, and a few really great shops for you to snag your favorite current and back issues.