Valiant is turning 11 comics stores into busy PokéStops

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Last night at bar con here at Comic-Con a bunch of industry pundits were sitting around trying to figure out some of the smartest people in comics, and the name of Valiant publisher Dinesh Shamdasani came up and even if he didn’t come up with the following idea, hiring whoever did is smart indeed. Valiant is sponsoring lures at 11 comics shops nationwide to turn them into red hot PokéStops. It’s already being reported that having a PokéStop nearby is increasingly foot traffic for small businesses as families rush in to grab a jigglypuff and sponsoring this for a few comics shops is a smart promotion that costs only a few pennies.

Just in case you’re not playing Pok´lemon go, lures turn regular pokestops into bacon for Pokemon, with th little critter spawning at faster rates and the possibility of rarer kinds increased.

Of course, it’s hoped you’ll buy a few Valiant books while you’re at the store: FAITH, BLOODSHOT REBORN, X-O MANOWAR, DIVINITY, NINJAK are among those suggested.

Here’s the list of participating stores:

Bulletproof Comics
4506 Fort Hamilton Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11219

Carmine Street Comics
34 Carmine St, New York, NY 10014

Comickaze Comics Books and More
Madison Square Shopping Center
5517 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92117

Collector’s Paradise
7131 Winnetka Ave, Winnetka, CA 91306

Forbidden Planet
832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003

Hi De Ho Comics
1431 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Level Up Entertainment
Hamilton Mall, 4403 E Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing, NJ 08330

Meltdown Comics & Collectibles
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton St, New York, NY 10038

Midtown Comics Grand Central
459 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10017

Midtown Comics Time Square
200 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018

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