Friday, October 18, 2019

Bad speller, good businessman

Photos courtesy Bret Parks, Ssalefish Comics
Bret Parks of Ssalefish Comics (for the millionth time, yes, that's spelled right) gave up the sure thing job as a college professor and rolled the dice on a comic store. Now he has three stores, and his learned a lot along the way. You can too, HERE.

Jim McLauchlin

Sunday, October 13, 2019

The Origins of the Origins of Marvel Comics

Starting in 1974, Stan Lee started chronicling the history of the Marvel Universe in a series of bestselling paperbacks beginning with Origins of Marvel Comics. For a look at why the work is STILL foundational (with nice remembrances from Kevin Smith and Joe Quesada), bop on over to Newsarama.

Jim McLauchlin

Friday, October 11, 2019

Gift cards, the comic shop MUST

Comic stores are gift destinations, and as retail moves into the Christmas season, gift cards are a MUST. You can do paper, swipe cards, and even fully electronic. Check out all the upsides over at icv2.

Jim McLauchlin

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Runaways Season 3 is dark, with guest stars

Marvel's Runaways is queued up for its third season, where the Dark Dimension and Morgan le Fay will play a major role, and Cloak & Dagger make a guest appearance. Read all about it over at

Jim McLauchlin