This is a thread to celebrate your favorite comic store that couldn’t make it through financial realities of comic sales, pandemic ect…
I want to highlight my renaissance in the world of comics with the now defunct DETROIT COMICS which intro’d me to the Green Lantern Sinestro War, BLACK SUMMER, The Boys, Walking Dead, Henry and Glen, and so many other notable comics of the era
This was a “cool” spot without the trappings of traditional comic stores and a punk aesthetic that made it the Metro Times (detroit weekly) “comic store safe for women”
free comic day launched and was a day to to hang out and rip a beer from the keg and meet dark horse or Mouse Guard Artists.
This was the first time a found a comic shop that was equally accepting of weirdos, punks, queers, and societally fringe folks while also offering a mainstream comics and framing it as something we should care about.
I left Detroit for LA in 2013 and I heard that the shop folded in the late 2010’s. I have gone through the closure of a shop here but no spot bums me out like the closure of Detroit Comics. Hats off to Brian, Worm, and Jamie…the incredible staff who re-engaged me with comics and literally made comics cool, fun, adult, and inviting