No more Atomic? Where to buy comics in the Valley

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This post’s text portion originally appeared at The AZSF (Arizona Science Fiction and Fantasy) Blog. Please leave any comments you may have there.

With the sudden demise of Atomic Comics and their four stores this week, I thought it would be good to make up a list of the comic shops in the Phoenix area that are open for business (in alphabetical order starting below the map).  From what I have heard, several of the stores are working with Diamond Comics to be able to have additional stock to be able to handle the inflow new customers.


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ALL ABOUT BOOKS & COMICS (Will honor any orders by Atomic Comics customers — read more here)
5060 N. CENTRAL AVENUE
PHOENIX, AZ
(602) 277-0757
http://www.allaboutcomics.com

ASH AVENUE COMICS & BOOKS
810 S. ASH AVENUE
TEMPE, AZ
(480) 858-9447
http://www.ashavecomics.com/

COLLECTOR HAVEN
116 N. LINDSAY RD. STE 1
MESA, AZ
(480) 907-6606
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DRAWN TO COMICS
5757 W GLENDALE AVE
GLENDALE, AZ
(623) 847-9090
http://www.drawntocomics.com

GOTHAM CITY COMICS & COFFEE (Plans to offer new comics starting next week, and offering discounts for Atomic box-holders — read more here)
46 W. MAIN ST
MESA, AZ 85201
(480) 649-3065
http://gothamcitycomicshop.com

GREG’S COMICS
2722 S. ALMA SCHOOL RD. STE 8
MESA, AZ
(480) 752-1881

HERO COMICS
16316 N 35TH AVE, #2
PHOENIX, AZ
(602) 843-6320
http://www.herocomicsaz.com

JESSE JAMES COMICS & COLLECTIBLES
10620 N 43RD AVE
GLENDALE, AZ
(602) 993-0392
http://www.jessejamescomics.com

POP CULTURE PARADISE
707 S FOREST AVE STE A
TEMPE, AZ
(480) 557-6640
www.popcultureparadise.popshoponline.com/

SAMURAI COMICS
1051 E. CAMELBACK RD
PHOENIX, AZ
(602) 265-8886
http://www.samuraicomics.com

SAMURAI COMICS
10720 W. Indian School Rd. #61
Phoenix, AZ 85037 US
(623) 872-8886

Note: Samurai is working on establishing a temporary location next to Atomic’s closed store at Country Club Drive and Southern Avenue in Mesa where former Atomic customers in the East Valley can fulfill their orders. Read more here.

UPDATE: SAMURAI COMICS EAST
1120 S. Country Club Drive, Suite 107 – just south of the former Atomic Comics storefront.

 

Other stores recently closed in the last couple of months include Stalking Moon in Glendale and Comics Zone in Scottsdale.  That makes six stores in the Valley that have closed down recently.  If you want to make sure the others stay open, give them some business!

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Lee WhitesideLee Whiteside has been writing about science fiction and fantasy in various forms online since before the WWW existed. His website, sftv.org, keeps track of genre TV shows. He also is quite involved with organized fandom, having chaired CopperCons (16 & 23), LepreCons (28 & upcoming 36), The 2006 Nebula Awards, and the first North American Discworld Convention. And he runs the official Connie Willis Website at ConnieWillis.net.