Retailing

All About Alan’s Acquisitions

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All About Will Honor All Atomic Orders!

With the sudden closure of Atomic Comics four comic Shops in the Phoenix area comic fans don’t have to worry about getting their weekly fix. All About Books and Comics,  in Phoenix Arizona is working with Diamond Comics to insure that all of Atomics customers as well as their own, will  get all their comics and related merchandise. All About Books and Comics will honor any Atomic orders and can fulfill ALL requests. Owners Alan and Marsha Giroux, confirmed that All About Books and Comics orders are large enough to meet the needs of everyone, but that they have additional … Continue reading

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It Came From the Back Room #25

After I wrote this — but before I posted it — we got the news that Gene Colan died on Thursday, at the age of 84. His comics career spanned almost 70 years, and he was certainly well-established at Marvel when the ten-year-old me, 45 years ago, was awestruck at his work on Daredevil and the Iron Man stories in Tales of Suspense. Add in his Dr. Strange work, his Captain America, his work on two of the best comics of the ’70s — Tomb of Dracula and Howard the Duck — his ’80s work on Batman and indie books, … Continue reading

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Best of Phoenix!

Thanks to great customers like you we have been named  New Times “Best of Phoenix” Best Comic Shop over ten times!  The 2010  nomination voting is now over, and we are once again a finalist.   THANK YOU!  The final voting for 2010 “Best Of Phoenix” Best Comic Shop has now begun. Vote here, category #82.  Voting ends Sept. 19th. Continue reading

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Ask the Professor #5 — Are Readers Abandoning Marvel?

“Savagedragon99” asks: Question: Am I the only one, or have many fans dropped Captain America (’cause of the “death” of Mr. Rogers) and Spiderman (’cause of the revelation of his identity). I stopped buying most Marvel comics right after civil war. World War Hulk was the icing on the cake-Oh no, the Hulk is on a rampage and nobody can stop him. Really? Thanks for listening. Well, Savdrag, that’s actually three questions, but that’s what The Professor is here for. Let’s see: (1) Based on sales, the “death of Captain America” has been a success — it’s brought fans to … Continue reading

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