Fat Jack’s Comicrypt in Philadelphia is one of the oldest comics shops in the US, and owner Mike Ferraro is a legefigure in the local comics scene. The store has been selling comics for 42 years and is a fixture for many. But like many comics shops, the latest ups and downs in the industry […]
This Saturday, Local Comic Shop Day celebrates its fourth year, shining a much-needed spotlight on the comic book store experience and its place in a rapidly changing retail culture. The official website for the event characterizes comic shops as “the primary fire-starters for pop culture,” a bold statement that certainly does capture the potential reach […]
We’ve reached Peak Con – how did the reimagined LBCC and the brand new Keystone and Fandemic Houston fare in a crowded schedule?
The Beat is paneling at Keystone! Don’t miss out!
ReedPOP is expanding its domestic comic con slate with Keystone Comic Con, to be held September 14-16 2018 in Philadelphia. It’s the first pure comics show in a new territory that ReedPOP has launched since Chicago’s C2E2 back in 2010. It will be a full scale con with comic and pop culture guests, panels […]
From the start, Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse in Philadelphia has been a feel good story. As the first East Coast comics shop to be owned by an African-American woman, it’s also become a neighborhood fixture, while offering coffee and baked good along with wide ranging comics stock. The store and owner Ariell R. Johnson have […]
The heat wave that scorched the streets of Philadelphia on the weekend of the show did nothing to stop the stampede of comic universe fans from coming out to Wizard World Philadelphia, an annual convention at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. As we entered the cool oasis of the sales floor, we saw people, many of […]