Owner of closed Atomic Comics chain joins Valley digital firm

The owner of the now-shuttered Atomic Comics chain has a new gig. Mike Malve has been named a partner at Epic Digital and also will serve as president of the Phoenix web, design and media company’s new entertainment division. According to a statement by Epic CEO Eric Peterson, Malve will lead the company’s digital entertainment […]

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Samurai Comics settling in at Mesa location, hosting events

Samurai Comics’ new Mesa location back in August when it opened and resembled, in owner Mike Banks’ words, a “comic book yard sale.” Samurai Comics’ pop-up shop in Mesa, which last month opened the week after Atomic Comics shut down its four stores including one next door, isn’t popping out any time soon. “We ARE […]

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It’s official: Samurai Comics sets up in the East Valley (at least for now)

Samurai Comics owner Mike Banks sent me an email this morning saying he’s got the keys to 1120 S. Country Club Drive, Suite 107, next to the closed Atomic Comics location in Mesa (pictured). “Ever since Mike Malve called me on Sunday with the news about Atomic I’ve been pulling 20 hour days trying to […]

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