We hope you’re enjoying our cornucopia of webcomics from our big 24 Hours of Webcomics event. If you’re in New York City and want to pick up some print versions of these comics—or even some non webcomics—the store once known as “Hanley’s” is now called JHU Comic Books is having a sale.
The New York comic institution recently moved from from its large but old school location on 33rd street to a new one two blocks away at 32 E. 32nd Street, between Madison and Park. We visited the other day and snapped a pics of co-owner Ron Hill at the new digs. The new JHU Comic Books offers everything the old store did plus this weekend they’re having a 20% off everything in the store AND a special May 40% off one item discount.
While the old location was an institution for us old timers, it also looked like the veteran of retail wars that it was. The new space has face out racking, and modern lighting and carpeting to match the current crop of more family friendly comics shops. (The kids comics are right up at the front.) Hanley’s/JHU has had a lot of ups and downs in its storied career—founder Jim Hanley was one of the pioneers of comics retailing, but a flood at the Staten Island store and the death of a co-owner dealt it some blows too. They’ve always bounced back, though, and the new location is a good way to kick off a new era following the retirement of Hanley and former managers Hill and Nick Purpura taking over as owners.
Next week has Brian Wood signing, and more events are scheduled. More info here.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.