7 shops to visit before “Read a comic in public” day

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DENVER (KDVR) — Modern American existence seems inseparable from companies like Marvel these days, with Disney+ dropping a new comic book-inspired movie or show every few weeks, but did you know it was a time when comic book readers felt more comfortable hiding their affinity for this kind of literature?

Nowadays, there is not only a vast library of comic book content to watch on streaming platforms, like Netflix and Amazon Prime, but there is also an international holiday called “Reading a Comic Book in Public Day which was created to help alleviate the stigma attached to indulging in comic book culture.

According to Wired, the inaugural iteration of the holiday took place on August 28, 2010 when Brian Heater and Sarah Morean, co-creators of the now-folded Daily Cross Hatch, decided to take action to eradicate the sense of shame attached to reading. from a comic strip. book in public. Thus, the party was born, falling annually on the birthday of one of the genre’s most renowned creators.

Jack Kirby, whose birthday was August 28, was the prolific comic book creator who helped bring a wide array of well-known cartoon heroes to life in the Marvel Universe, including the X-Men, Hulk, Thor and many others. He died in 1994.

To help celebrate these comics that Kirby and other creators like him have produced, we’ve put together a list of local comic book businesses you can visit to prepare for your Proud Public Read Holiday.

All C Collectibles

1250 South Abilene St., Aurora – 2510 East Arapahoe Road, Centennial

All C’s two collectible stores offer visitors the opportunity to buy, sell, and trade comics, cards, coins, and collectibles.

Something unique about this business is that alongside its Aurora location, All C’s has a gaming arena where you can test your Pokemon, Magic the Gathering, and Dungeons & Dragons skills.

black and read

7821 Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada

Music and comic book lovers will find their account in this store, where you can feed your appetite for vinyls, table games, card games and of course, the comics you need to celebrate the international holiday.

hall of justice

10136 Parkglenn Way, Unit #109, Parker

This Parker-based spot is consistent when it comes to weekly drops, which you can keep up to date with through its weekly “Final Orders Roundup.” Responses and comments are used to gauge the number of new issues to order.

This shop is equipped to get you through the holidays reserved for proud public reading, but if you’re planning to dive deeper into the world of comics, keep an eye on the company’s blog for the latest releases. .

Jeff’s collectible empire

8966 West Bowles Ave., Unit S, Littleton

Originally serving the public in 2010 as an online marketplace for comic books and collectibles aplenty, Jeff’s has since found a physical home, cutting the ribbon at the Littleton site in October 2018.

The company has a very active Facebook page, where auction links are posted for collectibles, like WWE action figures, a Nolan Ryan autographed baseball, and collectible comic books, to name a few. only a few.

Time Warp Comics and Maps

3105 28th Street, Boulder

One of the oldest entries on this list is this Boulder-based brick-and-mortar that opened in 1984.

Imported comics, books, and trading cards of all kinds are just a few of the many collectibles you can buy at the store that boasts of having the best selection of graphic novels in the state.

Mile High Comics

4600 Jason Street, Denver

According to its homepage, Mile High Comics is the nation’s largest comic book retailer, with over 10 million comic books in stock. Its online marketplace offers visitors the ability to browse an extensive database of over 500,000 purchasable issues.

If you fancy an in-person visit, the 45,000-square-foot mega store in downtown Denver is sure to have what you’re looking for, including toys, collectibles and more.

Mutiny Information Café

2 South Broadway, Denver

If you want to indulge in pinball while you think about which comics, vinyl, and other collectibles to take with you, then check out this storefront near West 1st Ave. and Lincoln St.

Mutiny offers a free subscription service with benefits if you want to maintain your comic book reading habits beyond the international day.

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