Today’s the last day of the “farewell tour” being held at the Sackville Street location in Halifax. Everything’s half-price! The new store has been up and running for a few weeks now located at the corner of Prince and Lower Water Streets. Bright shiny and new in an even older building! Truly a part of the Halifax waterfront heritage; right across from the Maritime Museum, too!
If we don’t see you today at the old shop, we look forward to serving you in the new store for many years to come!
and now some photos of odds and ends and treasures from the old shop:
words to live by!
sweet little paintings by Art Baltazar, of Tiny Titans fame!
door to Cal’s office, painted by Rich Whitters (this is coming with us)
words to live by!
from 1992, a Moebius illustration from his appearance at a Boston comic-con
the original art from the cover of the Coast newspaper that featured the burgeoning Halifax comics scene. Art by Bryan Lee O’Malley and Hope Larson
Batman by Ty Templeton
Hope Larson’s painted skate deck from a Proskates charity auction that we were lucky enough to win
signed photos, prints and awards
signed Chekov photo and our Shuster Award for being outstanding comic retailer
Batman animated cell from Darwyn Cooke
Mars Attacks saucer and our plaque commemorating our being named Canada’s Best Comic Store in Reader’s Digest magazine
the old sales staff at Strange Adventures circa 1928
license plate from the old Strange-mobile, which may reappear someday!
classic Iron Man re-creation
from the early 90′s, an illustration by an accomplished Marvel and Image comics artist who may do us bodily harm now that we’ve posted his teenage drawing
presented to us from some young fellows who enjoyed hanging out at the shop after school in 1996
when we published the Halifax Explosion super-hero comic, Phil from YTV’s Anti-gravity room came to Halifax to interview the artists
this was a painting from a customer who did it for a NSCAD class and had no room in her apartment for it so we gave it a home. “Love sucks”
old pal, Tony Merzetti posing with his Flaming Carrot costume
a drawing of my daughter by Michael Kaluta
J. Jonah Jameson is still mad at the walloping web snapper!
signed Bobby Hull hockey stick, a necessity in all canadian comic stores
a six-month old Supergirl next to an illo from Jeff Alward
a curling trophy – presented to us for being awesome; and a Sopranos “action figure”
Jim White did this beauty for us! Shazam!
who knew Mr. Incredible was Adacdian?
MECO’s disco infused Empire Strikes Back mixed with Yoda’s Theme – time to boogie like a jedi
Batman signed photo – truly the man!
the limited edition Hobo with a Shotgun skate deck made by the lovely folks at Proskates!
the old shop doors, often referred to as “hobbit-like”
the storage room at Maxwell’s Plum pub would often get tagged with graffiti so we started painting it
to promote comics such as Hellboy, Prince Valiant, Free comic book day, Scott Pilgrim, Parker, War at Ellsmere
and finally the wonderful Kate Beaton’s Hark! A Vagrant!