I love this idea! Two of these shops have been on my “to visit” for way too long, and now this is just the incentive to get me to visit.
From Chicagocomics.com via gapersblock.com
Forget pub and bar and even zombie bar crawls….book crawls are where it’s at, specifically comic shops uniting for an inaugural Comic Book Crawl. First Aid Comics, Chicago Comics, Challengers Comics + Conversation, and Third Coast team up want you to come by, get 20% off with a filled out passport, and have the chance to win over $1000 worth of cool comic book prizes. Details available at each store.
Will this someday be powered by foursquare check-ins?
it’s good to see comic book stores surviving in the city. We don’t have too many in the burbs. Here’s the ones I’m aware of in the western burbs: Unicorn, Villa Park (very friendly, classic comic store) Gem, downtown Elmhurst (nice, but weird vibe) Graham Crackers, near Danada Square, Wheaton (i haven’t been there yet) Too Many Comics, Glendale Heights (haven’t been here either) Graham Crackers, Naperville (never visited) Comic Collector, Riverside (never visited)
You should write a mini-review of each of the stores. I’m planning on doing that for the Chicago ones. A review from our perspective, not from the hard-core comic person. But from the angle of, “I’m a normal person who likes books and stuff. I can appreciate art. I kinda like super heros, but i’m not really a big fan of them. What does this comic book store do for me?”
i’d say your interest in comics far outweighs mine. I have a real hard time forking for $3 or even $2 for a comic. I’m all about the bargain box 25 cent comics.
True. When you realize how much effort goes into producing a quality comic book, $4 is worth the price. I won’t fork over $4 for a poor comic. But I still have a hard time spending $4 on a comic. I certainly like hitting the $1 boxes and finding old issues. G.I.Joe and Transformers are looked down up in the comic book world, so they are often found in the $1 box. When a new exciting series comes out, I often think I should just wait a few years for them to hit the dollar box.