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EDIT: Talk about your LCS (formerly about lowlife stores)(Comic Shop Thread)

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  • grendel824_grendel824_ Registered User
    edited April 2008
    Balefuego wrote: »
    Did this really deserve a new thread?
    In re-reading the OP I've established a new respect for just how funny it is.

    Would you like me to teach you how to read or something? While some of the responses were hilarious, I'm afraid I'd have to sustain a pretty severe head injury and the accompanying giant loss of intelligence in order to get any laughs out of the OP.

    Whoa, calm down skipper.

    Here's why it's funny. You start off your comment speaking in a very ambiguous fashion. You're asking a hypothetical question. Then, at the end of your comment, you add "I know I'm not shopping there!" as if you're speaking of something very specific - which of course you are.

    It's like one of those classic scenarios where someone approaches someone and says, "I know this guy...and his balls have been really itchy lately..."
    "Well has he seen a doctor?"
    "...I don't have a doctor."


    As such, I laughed at you.

    edit: This was directed at Grendel not you Bale. I just messed up the quote tree because I'm deficient.

    Okay, thanks for explaining - that IS funny. I didn't mean to seem like I was jumping down your throat about it, but it definitely reads that way now that I look at it (was stuck in bitter/sarcasm mode from something else and was already planning what to say next instead of looking at what I just wrote). I was mostly interested in having "the funny" pointed out, so thanks for doing so.

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  • Toxic ToysToxic Toys Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Sentry wrote: »
    Lol! wrote: »
    wwtMask wrote: »
    Yeah, this one comic shop in town has a chick working there. She's average at best and certainly not a reason to go cross town to get my comics.

    Two girls working at mine.
    Both are "eh"
    Usually it's the guy with 50 piercings that's working when I show up

    I had two shops in Phoenix that had smoking hot punk girls working there...

    Then I moved to colorado, and cut my dick off. Because I don't need it anymore.

    I'm in Phoenix, so what are the name of those shops please?

    But really, I need a cool shop to go to. I go to Atomic Comix near PV mall.

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  • Captain UltraCaptain Ultra low resolution pictures of birds Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    There's two comic book stores here in Lincoln, one in a strip mall, and one downtown. The strip mall's probably closer to me, but it sucks. Barely any TPBs, and most of the space is dedicated to table top gaming, and I every time I go there, I run the risk of running into one of the weird tabletop gamers from High School. Meanwhile, the downtown one has much better selection, huge back issue, and plus, me and two friends usually go there together.

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  • SentrySentry Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Toxic Toys wrote: »
    Sentry wrote: »
    Lol! wrote: »
    wwtMask wrote: »
    Yeah, this one comic shop in town has a chick working there. She's average at best and certainly not a reason to go cross town to get my comics.

    Two girls working at mine.
    Both are "eh"
    Usually it's the guy with 50 piercings that's working when I show up

    I had two shops in Phoenix that had smoking hot punk girls working there...

    Then I moved to colorado, and cut my dick off. Because I don't need it anymore.

    I'm in Phoenix, so what are the name of those shops please?

    But really, I need a cool shop to go to. I go to Atomic Comix near PV mall.

    I disremember the name of the first one, but it was in Tempe near ASU, and had a total hottie working there. PLUS, it was next to a tattoo/piercing place, which is like hottie punk girl mecca.

    The other was Atomic Comix at the mall in Chandler

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  • Toxic ToysToxic Toys Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Sentry wrote: »
    Toxic Toys wrote: »
    Sentry wrote: »
    Lol! wrote: »
    wwtMask wrote: »
    Yeah, this one comic shop in town has a chick working there. She's average at best and certainly not a reason to go cross town to get my comics.

    Two girls working at mine.
    Both are "eh"
    Usually it's the guy with 50 piercings that's working when I show up

    I had two shops in Phoenix that had smoking hot punk girls working there...

    Then I moved to colorado, and cut my dick off. Because I don't need it anymore.

    I'm in Phoenix, so what are the name of those shops please?

    But really, I need a cool shop to go to. I go to Atomic Comix near PV mall.

    I disremember the name of the first one, but it was in Tempe near ASU, and had a total hottie working there. PLUS, it was next to a tattoo/piercing place, which is like hottie punk girl mecca.

    The other was Atomic Comix at the mall in Chandler
    Damn, you were in the east valley. :(

    There is/was an awesome shop downtown Phoenix when I lived there, but I moved out of the ghetto.

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  • RingoRingo Stardust, Golden Caught in a Devil's BargainRegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    There's a couple in downtown Phoenix. One is Samurai Comics which is on 7th street and Indian School I think. There's also another Atomic Comics over at Metrocenter Mall which is where I used to shop before I moved out to Mesa.

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  • Toxic ToysToxic Toys Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Ringo wrote: »
    There's a couple in downtown Phoenix. One is Samurai Comics which is on 7th street and Indian School I think. There's also another Atomic Comics over at Metrocenter Mall which is where I used to shop before I moved out to Mesa.

    That was the name! Samurai Comics! It was cool as hell. I drove by a few months ago and they were still opened.

    The Atomic at Metro is still open and still like walking into a porno shop. Good store but so old school.

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I'm thinking about getting a new shop, but I may just wait until I move in a few months.

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  • Undead MonkeyUndead Monkey Anchorage, AKRegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    The only shop available in Anchorage, AK is a store called Bosco's. They used to have four locations but have recently (over the past few years) shut down to two.

    There is plenty of room for more shops to open up, but whenever anyone has tried to in the past, Bosco's undercuts the hell out of them and forces them out. The owner is a dick, the prices on anything BUT comics (they have gaming stuff, too) are outrageously marked up, and the employees are nerdy to the point of being unapproachable - a couple of them, the long-timers, are the epitome of "gaming store geeks". Most of them play games (Warhammer, Magic: The Gathering, etc.) but know fuck-all about comics.

    Despite all of this, being that I loves me some comics, I'm excited as all hell whenever I get to go there.

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  • Undead MonkeyUndead Monkey Anchorage, AKRegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    The only shop available in Anchorage, AK is a store called Bosco's. They used to have four locations but have recently (over the past few years) shut down to two.

    There is plenty of room for more shops to open up, but whenever anyone has tried to in the past, Bosco's undercuts the hell out of them and forces them out. The owner is a dick, the prices on anything BUT comics (they have gaming stuff, too) are outrageously marked up, and the employees are nerdy to the point of being unapproachable - a couple of them, the long-timers, are the epitome of "gaming store geeks". Most of them play games (Warhammer, Magic: The Gathering, etc.) but know fuck-all about comics.

    Despite all of this, being that I loves me some comics, I'm excited as all hell whenever I get to go there.

    Oh shit, there is one more store I forgot about called A-1, and they have a killer selection of action figures and back issues. All of their back issues are cover price, period, with the exception of maybe a select handful. They just don't want to deal with the hassle of adjusting prices to book value.

    Unfortunately, there is only one employee, the owner's wife, who I can tolerate. The rest are backwards, goth retards with zero customer service skills, or are pompous douche-bags (the owner).

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I do/don't like my shop. It's actually a place for card gaming but on the side they sell a shitton of comics. I get a discount on my purchases there because of all the books I have on pull. A little bonus is that I get soda for a buck with this discount.

    The only beef I have with the shop is the card game guys/eleven year olds. I can't stand the little shits, and there's one guy at the counter I can't stand either because he's annoying as all hell. Always following me and asking me questions he clearly has no interest in asking.

    "So...that..any good?"

    "Yeah, it's some of Matt Fraction's Punisher. Pretty funny stuff."

    "That's...that's cool."

    *He hangs his head and starts blushing, and then immediately walks away*

    I mean, I have no problem with talking about comics. I'm probably one of the few dudes you can do that with in public and not feel like a bitch about it. Dude is just painfully shy.

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Are you secretly a hot, unapproachable goth girl, Anjin?

    It's okay if you are. We won't treat you any differently.

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  • DVGDVG Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I generally go to a place here in Columbus called the Laughing Ogre, which is pretty nice, and the people who go in there are generally comic enthusiasts, but they don't exactly cut you any deals on anything to make it economically more feasible to be in there.

    Sometimes I'll go to this other place called Black Hole Comix (Their spelling, not mine), which is a dank pit of misery, and the owner just sits there and plays Diablo 2 until you check out, without much interest in interacting with you. But he does give a nice 15% discount on everything.

    Black Hole used to be a fun place to hang out when the owner allowed gamers in there to hold CCG tournaments and stuff, but I guess at some point he decided that he wasn't making enough profit on the cards to warrant the noise they made, and turned the open gaming space into shelves of, erm, adult figurines and stuff. It's sort of depressing to go in there now, thinking back to the good times that were had.

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  • Mr PinkMr Pink I got cats for youRegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    The only comic shop in my city (second biggest city in Georgia and we get one shop) is actually a book exchange. So while the owner reads and talks about comics with you, you've got all these old women browsing decrepit romance paperbacks.

    And the other half of the store (it's a large place) is a sports memorabilia store. So there's always a bunch of southern football fans there too, buying their team jerseys and beer helmets.

    it's a strange mix.

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Are you secretly a hot, unapproachable goth girl, Anjin?

    It's okay if you are. We won't treat you any differently.

    Apparently I'm a large black man.
    (I am a white and "oafish" man.)

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  • BoutrosBoutros Registered User
    edited April 2008
    The only shop available in Anchorage, AK is a store called Bosco's. They used to have four locations but have recently (over the past few years) shut down to two.

    There is plenty of room for more shops to open up, but whenever anyone has tried to in the past, Bosco's undercuts the hell out of them and forces them out. The owner is a dick, the prices on anything BUT comics (they have gaming stuff, too) are outrageously marked up, and the employees are nerdy to the point of being unapproachable - a couple of them, the long-timers, are the epitome of "gaming store geeks". Most of them play games (Warhammer, Magic: The Gathering, etc.) but know fuck-all about comics.

    Despite all of this, being that I loves me some comics, I'm excited as all hell whenever I get to go there.

    Oh shit, there is one more store I forgot about called A-1, and they have a killer selection of action figures and back issues. All of their back issues are cover price, period, with the exception of maybe a select handful. They just don't want to deal with the hassle of adjusting prices to book value.

    Unfortunately, there is only one employee, the owner's wife, who I can tolerate. The rest are backwards, goth retards with zero customer service skills, or are pompous douche-bags (the owner).

    Man, I can't stand going to A-1 because that lady with the bad teeth creeps me out. Also, you cannot find anything in that store, their organization system was created by someone with no knowledge of the alphabet. I think you are too hard on Bosco's employees though, some are pretty bad but there are a few who are reasonably normal.

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Are the majority of comic store owners hobbyists who wanted to make a career out of what they love?

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  • MunchMunch Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Are the majority of comic store owners hobbyists who wanted to make a career out of what they love?

    Pretty much. Nobody opens a comic shop thinking, "Time to make some money!"

    Which is unfortunate, because if more people did, the comics industry would probably be better off.

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Munch wrote: »
    Are the majority of comic store owners hobbyists who wanted to make a career out of what they love?

    Pretty much. Nobody opens a comic shop thinking, "Time to make some money!"

    Which is unfortunate, because if more people did, the comics industry would probably be better off.

    Well, we have major bookstores with their vast trade collections to look to for that, though they seldom stock the more esoteric stuff.

    That said, a comic shop looking to make a hefty profit wouldn't either.

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  • LibrarianThorneLibrarianThorne Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    My LCS is the only game in town in Athens, Ohio. It's called Universe of Superheroes, and it's the best gaming/comics shop I've been in.

    Firstly, they give you a 10% discount on items in your pull list. This is usually monthlies, but if you specifically order a TPB they'll give you 10% off on that too. They really encourage customers to have more than one or two books on pull that way, I think.

    Secondly, there's two essentially "heads of shop". One is the former owner, a guy named Tom, who used to work at the local tattoo parlor and is one of the most awesome guys I know. He's a huge comics geek, and is willing to discuss authors/series at the drop of a hat and has great recommendations (I got all of Transmetropolitan off his recommendation, for example). The other guy is Todd, a local lawyer and current owner. Todd runs the gaming side of the shop and makes sure that we have tables for Warhammer, Friday Night Magic, shelfspace set aside for boardgames and one off card games like Munchkin, and a bunch of other stuff.

    The shop has its issues, don't get me wrong. Todd heavily favors Magic and Warhammer 40,000, so occasionally it's hard to get gaming products which aren't those in (usually needing multiple requests). Also, the local Magic players are about as stereotypical of the breed as you'll find.

    On the other hand, the shop burned down last June in what appears to be an electrical fire. That was a dire time, as the shop is really the only place for nerds on campus to hang out (it provides a nice center of gravity for comic geeks, RPG players, tabletop wargamers, and CCGers, ensuring an interesting blend of geekery). Now, however, the shop's rebuilt and fully open again and I realized just how awesome it is to have a place like that around. I can only hope that wherever I wind up has a comic/gaming shop as good as Universe is.

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  • NogsNogs Crap, crap, mega crap. Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I'm going to be in New York City for most of the summer(June-August) if anyone has some good suggestions, I think it would be cool to meet up and 'wax comical'. I know someone mentioned Midtown Comics earlier in this thread. Anyone else from the NYC that has a good comic book store?

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  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    There are four comic stores here in Tallahassee:
    Comics and Games of Tallahassee
    Secret Headquarters Comics and Games
    Cosmic Cat Comics, Games, And Anime
    The Book Shelf
    Besides these, the local Books A Million also sells TPBs and a selection of about 30 titles in floppies.

    I used to go to Cosmic Cat, which was halfway across town from my job and my house. However, about a year ago I started going to Secret Headquarters because it's closer to both. The guy who owns the place is pretty cool and will talk comics with you. Occasionally he'll have a decent sale, but for the most part the standard 10% discount is what we get. I could surely get a better deal on back issues at a couple of the other shops, but I go to this shop because it's closer and I like the owner. It's really too bad that I probably won't even be buying comics in a few months (thanks to a kid on the way), but when I told him about it, he was completely understanding about it.

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  • Bloods EndBloods End Blade of Tyshalle Punch dimensionRegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    The only shop available in Anchorage, AK is a store called Bosco's. They used to have four locations but have recently (over the past few years) shut down to two.

    There is plenty of room for more shops to open up, but whenever anyone has tried to in the past, Bosco's undercuts the hell out of them and forces them out. The owner is a dick, the prices on anything BUT comics (they have gaming stuff, too) are outrageously marked up, and the employees are nerdy to the point of being unapproachable - a couple of them, the long-timers, are the epitome of "gaming store geeks". Most of them play games (Warhammer, Magic: The Gathering, etc.) but know fuck-all about comics.

    Despite all of this, being that I loves me some comics, I'm excited as all hell whenever I get to go there.

    Oh shit, there is one more store I forgot about called A-1, and they have a killer selection of action figures and back issues. All of their back issues are cover price, period, with the exception of maybe a select handful. They just don't want to deal with the hassle of adjusting prices to book value.

    Unfortunately, there is only one employee, the owner's wife, who I can tolerate. The rest are backwards, goth retards with zero customer service skills, or are pompous douche-bags (the owner).

    That lady freaks me out. She's too friendly. Every time I come in she pounces on me asking if she can help me with anything. Sometimes I just want to look at things. And she hovers as well.

    But it is really good that their back issues are cover priced.

    Also; I bet we've seen each other and didn't even realize it. Which is creepy.

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  • sullijosullijo mid-level minion subterranean bunkerRegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I totally miss the two shops I frequented when I lived in St. Louis. Star Clipper, on the Loop, had lots of smaller print stuff and tons of graphic novels. Fantasy Shop in Ferguson was clean and had board games to boot. Both highly recommended.

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  • PantheraOncaPantheraOnca Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    thorne, your sig is awesome. that sounds like an exchange from something i've read, is it, or am i just imagining things? also, where is it from?

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  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    It's from Sandman, I believe.

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  • PantheraOncaPantheraOnca Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I thought so, what with the "Dreamlord" usage.

    yeah, i need to re-read that series.

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  • valiancevaliance Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Nogs wrote: »
    I'm going to be in New York City for most of the summer(June-August) if anyone has some good suggestions, I think it would be cool to meet up and 'wax comical'. I know someone mentioned Midtown Comics earlier in this thread. Anyone else from the NYC that has a good comic book store?

    Hrmm.. I can only really second (third?) the vote for Midtown http://www.midtowncomics.com/. They're really clean, the $20 discount for every $100 you spend is nice, and the staff seems friendly enough.

    There's another whose name I forgot.. uhh quick google search tells me it was Forbidden Planet: http://www.fpnyc.com/location/index.html which may be more convenient for you depending on your location. I never really shopped at FP, I only visited once; I remember them having some good hip hop on and being sorta crowded and vaguely dirty. Midtown seems a lot cleaner and people are pretty friendly, but again I don't know much about anyplace BUT Midtown so take with a HUGE grain of salt.

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  • DelduwathDelduwath Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I shopped at Forbidden Planet when I went to college (as it was only a few blocks away), and was quite happy with it. My biggest complaint about it is that the space between the shelf with the new comics and the shelf parallel to it is too small, so it's easy for it to get congested, and on Wednesday afternoons/evenings you kinda have to push through people reading the new issues to get through. Oh, and they ask that you check your bag in, which is sometimes annoying. Otherwise, it's an awesome place.

    Midtown Comics is where I shop now that I'm working (as it is only a few blocks away). valiance is right in his description of it, but I'll add that if you show up on Wednesday after 5 or so, be prepared for some crowding, and a decently-sized line (although they tend to move fast). They're got a pretty sizable collection of back issues, action figures/statues, and, if you're into that sort of thing, old issues of Playboy (for reasons I cannot discern. I guess some people collect old men's magazines the way other people collect comics?).

    The third large shop in NYC that I'm aware of is Jim Hanley's Universe. To me, it feels the most mom-and-pop-ish out of the three, but it's still an awesome place. If you're in the city on Black Friday, this is a good place to stop by because they generally have sales on the order of 40% off of everything in the store on that day. OH HEY, I just looked at the list of events on the JHU page, and it turns out that Bendis, Brubaker, and Fraction were there on the 14th, and Darwyn Cooke was there on the 16th. What the fuck, Internet? Why don't you tell me things like this in a timely fashion?

    There's also a whole ton of mom-and-pop, hole-in-the-wall type shops, especially outside of Manhattan. I don't know of any, though, because like I said, I just go to Midtown. Oh, I guess I should also mention St. Mark's Comics. They're located in the part of the city that has what is probably the highest concentration of college-age, artsy, hipstery-type people (since two universities are a stone's throw away), so they sort of cater to that atmosphere; if you're looking for an underground, indie comic, I'd check there first. Which isn't to say that they don't have mainstream stuff - they do. They just ALSO have comics with names like "Blowjob" towards the back. Plus they've got a whole lot of old old action figures.

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  • DelduwathDelduwath Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Oh also, while I'm on the subject, if you're in NYC on Free Comic Book Day, go to Midtown Comics. This is three-four years of experience talking, here. Other stores (like the aforementioned Forbidden Planet and Jim Hanley's Universe) tend to give around 2-10 comics. At Midtown, you get a stack of 30-40 comics. Admittedly, something like 80% of the comics handed out on that day are trash, but, you know. Just show up early, because there's going to be a line. A very, very big line.

    P.S. I love free shit.

    P.P.S. Yes, I go to Midtown and then also to Jim Hanley's and then also to Forbidden Planet.

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  • SalmonOfDoubtSalmonOfDoubt Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Anjin-San wrote: »
    Apparently I'm a large black man.
    (I am a white and "oafish" man.)

    I do not understand the connection between these statements.

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  • SatanIsMyMotorSatanIsMyMotor Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    My LCS is great. East Coast Canadians are likely familiar with it, it's called Strange Adventures. It's basically run by the manager (who's been there since I started collecting at teh age of 8) and another friend of mine. They're both great people, very social and not overtly geeky. You can basically talk about anything with them and have a meaningful conversation.
    They give discounts on everything on your pull list (10%) and sometimes they'll just give you a random trade or single for free.

    The other bonus is that their sister store is frequented by Darwyn Cooke and Steve McNiven so it's really easy to get things signed by them at no charge at all.

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  • BogartBogart Because I hate you Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited April 2008
    Page 45 is my local, and is good enough to have won the award for best UK comic store. They have a massive and diverse range of stock, the staff are great at recommendations (they send out an email update of upcoming releases with ridiculously in-depth personal reviews), and the place just radiates a genuine love of comics. It gets classy guests in for signings as well: Brian Talbot, Eddie Campbell, Sean Phillips, Bryan Lee O'Malley.

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  • RuinsRuins Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I used to get a discount at my store, but I like the owner so much that I just told him that I want to pay full price to support his business.

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  • Sars_BoySars_Boy Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    me and SA go to the same shop but have never seen eachother there

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  • NogsNogs Crap, crap, mega crap. Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    hey guys, I saw this and I think it fits the thread.

    A comic book store owner was robbed and shot recently in Michigan. iFanboy is putting up a fund raiser to help him out.

    http://www.ifanboy.com/content/articles/Fund_Raising_to_Help_David_Pirkola__Comics_Retailer

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  • TachTach Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Been going to my local shop, Continental Comics since I was a wee lad of 12. The current owners Paul and Ed were managers there for years, and I even worked there for a time over a summer, and then helped out on pick-up nights for awhile.

    I take my wife in with me Wednesdays, and she banters with Paul while I pick out my weekly crack. He's managed to talk her into some trades and new stuff as well. He's a bit pushy, but knows that if you like one thing, you might just like this other thing here, too.

    With about 4 other LCS's in the area, I've never gotten the welcoming feeling I get over there. It's just a great place to shop.

    Tach on
  • Mr PinkMr Pink I got cats for youRegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Sars_Boy wrote: »
    me and SA go to the same shop but have never seen eachother there

    Where do you guys go in Atlanta?

    I'm only two hours south, and I come up a lot for shows/friends.

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  • LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    My shop in Kansas City gives me a flat 10% discount on all purchases. Quite nice :)

    Its called Pop Culture Comix if anyone else is in the area.

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  • durandal4532durandal4532 Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I get comics from a trailer. My father and I saw our first shop go up in flames, our second shop's owner die, and our third shop go out of business. So now we get comics from the trailer of the dude who ran the third shop.

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