Retail Therapy

Morgan’s Comics

Out in North Carolina, in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Morgan’s Comics seeks to be a community gathering place. Zach sits down with Morgan Albritton herself to hear about how it’s going.

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Dreamers & Make-Believers

It’s hard enough running a comic book store during a pandemic, but how about opening one? Dreamers & Make-Believers pulled if off, going from pop-up retailer to brick-and-mortar in Baltimore, and Zach’s got the story.

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Laughing Ogre Comics

We catch up with Gib Bickel, manager of the Eisner-winning Columbus, OH comic shop Laughing Ogre Comics, about decades of history, the love of a good story, and the Ogre’s perspective on today’s distribution-related challenges.

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Golden Apple Comics

Zach checks in on the Los Angeles celebrity comics mecca that started his own personal journey, Golden Apple Comics. Ryan Liebowitz is on hand. Websites, distribution woes, publishing endeavors, start-up production companies, and decades of comics history are all up for discussion.

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Black Cat Comics

It’s off to Salt Lake City to speak with Greg Gage about back issues, what it’s really like to deal with all those new distributors, and how companies like Marvel & DC might get things back on track: the answer probably isn’t in a movie theater!

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Mile High Comics

Zach speaks with one of the most well-known comics retailers in the world, Chuck Rozanski, who has refused to let capitalism, right-wing zealots, a coal-covered floor or a brain bleed stop him from doing what he loves: running Mile High Comics.

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Zach speaks to comics retail fixture Buddy Saunders about how he went from the early days of comics mail order to online comics behemoth – and all the direct market stores he ran in the meantime.

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Atomic City Comics

Retail Therapy returns to Pennsylvania to take a look at a different perspective on selling comics in Philadelphia, as Zach sits down with Michael Yates of Atomic City Comics.

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Galactic Quest

Zach heads down South for this installment of Retail Therapy to check in with Kyle Puttkammer, who has been surviving and thriving with two Galactic Quest direct market comic book stores for decades. Optimism? He’s got some!

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Big Bang Comics

Ireland’s Big Bang Comics reports to Zach and TCJ about the changes they’ve seen in the old school single-issue comics retail model, and whether a periodical-focused store has an economic future.

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Titan Comics

We head to Dallas to speak with Jeremy Shorr about Titan Comics for our ongoing look at comics retail. Do all those movies and television drive sales? Why didn’t Jeremy ever watch Endgame? This back issue expert has some stories to tell!

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Wig Shop

Jeff Alford, the human being behind Wig Shop, shares how his retail journey as a cool website featuring comics he likes and wants to get behind has transitioned from a fun hobby to a legitimate business over the last few years.

Pulp 716 Coffee & Comics

Keith Silva catches up with Pulp 716 about how the pandemic has changed–and in some cases improved–sales at their two locations, how they deal with people new to comics, and how to best make money off your haters.

Ogre’s Grove

Keith talks to Justin Sinnott (the “Ogre” of “Ogre’s Grove”) about the recent shift in distribution, and how he thinks it might actually improve things.


Nicholas catches up with Nico Rodríguez about how things have been at Fatbottom, the popular Barcelona comic shop in the wake of Spain’s response to the spread of COVID-19.

Sterling Silver Comics

Longtime comics retailer Mike Sterling walks Keith through how COVID-19 has impacted his California based shop, Sterling Silver Comics.


Nicholas Burman visits Amsterdam’s legendary comic shop Lambiek for a bit of their history, as well as their prescription for handling their COVID-19 influenced present.

Comic Book Hideout

A lifetime in comics has prepared Glynnes Pruett of California’s Comic Book Hideout for just about anything, and that includes dealing with a global pandemic.

Comix Experience

We speak with longtime comics retailer (and longtime industry commenter) Brian Hibbs of Comix Experience about how attempts to combat a global pandemic have impacted the comics retail business.

Earth Prime Comics

In this week’s conversation, Keith is talking with Damon Savage of Vermont’s Earth Prime Comics about how they’ve responded to being shut down, and what they’re worried about regarding the future of the medium.