Breaking: Atomic Comics chain closes

Many reports tonight via Twitter that the Atomic Comics chain in Arizona is shutting down, and confirmed on an employee’s Facebook page. The four store chain, owned by Mike Malve, was one of Diamond’s biggest accounts and a huge, progressive retailer known nationwide for its signings and aggressive, innovative promotions. Atomic and its logo were included prominently in the KICK-ASS movie, after Mark Millar became a fan following a signing. The four stores were located in Phoenix, Mesa, Chandler, and Paradise Valley.