Guest Column By CW Cooke
Have you ever used the website comicshoplocator? It’s an amazing tool that can show you places you’ve never been. It can lead you to a wonderful world of comics that you might have never even knew existed.
I can tell you right now that I haven’t used it in years. I used to use it once in a blue moon just to see if a new shop opened without me knowing about it. And it seems that today there are two comic shops I had no idea about, right under my nose.
Go to the site and put in an area code. I used 66204 just for grins and it came up with six different comic shops. Three are legit comic shops I’ve been to many times, one is Vintage Stock which has their own pull lists and comics that actually does indeed make it a comic shop, and two I’d never heard of. But I will be checking out. That’s for sure.
Put in any zip code you can and it might lead you on an adventure you never thought possible. But you might also be wondering why I’m asking about this. It’s simple.
Last week it was announced that all four Atomic Comics shops were closing. They were located in Arizona and had an amazing website devoted to selling comics and comic book related merchandise. I used to frequent their website as well, checking out books before they came out, using their website often as a link for many people across the country to find books that I was reviewing for another website.
And now here we are, and they’re closing.