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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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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!

Escape Pod Comics

Escape Pod Comics has only been open for six years, but they’ve already made their presence known. We spoke with Menachem Luchins to find out what’s going on in Huntington, New York.

Mission: Comics & Art

In this installment of Retail Therapy, Leef Smith talks about what it takes to stand out and succeed in comics retail.