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London, ON's Oldest Comic Book Store Closing, Blames Marvel

Written by Tim Midura on Thursday, August 31 2017 and posted in News with Benefits

London, ON's Oldest Comic Book Store Closing, Blames Marvel

The Comic Book Collector opened in 1979.

Source: Comics Beat

The Comic Book Collector is was London, Ontario's oldest comic book store, opening in 1979. The store's owner Tim Morris said recent changes by Marvel and DC are largely to blame for his store's diminishing customer base. But mainly Marvel.

"(Fans) see The Avengers or Iron Man (in the films), and they come in and want to read those characters, but they're not in the comics anymore. Hulk is not Bruce Banner ... and Captain America's a bad guy."

The eloquent Morris added:

"Marvel Comics has been doing a bunch of crap for the last five years."

Dan Brown, who writes for the London Free Press, wrote about the store's closing, and said:

He'll have customers come in the store fresh from the multiplex who are confused because they don't understand why the Hulk's alter ego, Bruce Banner, is dead.

And Spider-Man is Hispanic.

And Thor is a woman.

If only Thor was still a man, then the store would still be open.

The Comic Book Collector's final day of business was Thursday, Aug. 31.


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Born in the frozen tundra of Massachusetts, Tim Midura has long possessed a love for comic books and records. After stealing the beard of Zeus and inventing the pizza bagel, a much more heavily tattooed and bearded Tim Midura has finally settled in San Diego. He's the world's first comics journalist who doesn't want to become a comics writer. Find him on twitter, facebook or by email.

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