Atomic Comics is closed... Damn.

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Atomic Comics is closed... Damn.

Postby Ult_Sm86 » Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:17 am

So I don't know what this means about the upcoming changes within the comic industry, but I can't help but feel that this is a red flag.

Atomic Comics, which started in 1988 as a Phoenix, AZ comic book store, became a star priority in a list of stops for comic creators. Frequented with signing and other great things.

Brian Michael Bendis, Skottie Young, Dan DiDio, Tom Brevoort, Stan Lee, and so many others have frequented it. It is a part of American Comics history and it is the West Coast equivalent of Midtown Comics (NYC) being closed. (Though I suppose Washington State's Comic Book Ink. would be another big loss for the West'ers.)

Point is -- this is a big deal. A shock to comic creators on Twitter which means it's gotta be more shocking to us as readers. This could mean the start of the decline of comic book shops.

:(

And I thought we had another 3-5 years left...
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