- Posted by Johanna on May 29, 2009 at 7:27 am
- Category: Comic News
Via Journalista comes news that one of the Washington, DC, area branches of Fantom Comics is closing its doors as of Sunday. That’s not unusual — in this economy, many small businesses are shutting their doors. What is newsworthy is their new plan: home delivery. (Post, and plan, no longer available.)
Whether or not you’re a subscriber, the shop will bring comics to you (in particular zip codes) on either Wednesdays or Saturdays. (If you’re not a subscriber, there’s a $15 minimum purchase. At today’s prices, that’s merely 4 comics.) You’re also able to browse other comics; see below. Most amazingly, this is a free service!
There is no service charge and our people will not be allowed to accept gratuity. Comic book store at your front door will cost you nothing extra! We will bring along your subscribed books, already sorted, as well as the entire stock of new books for the week, which you can browse and purchase to your heart’s content. We can also do special requests on older material, but we need a week’s heads-up on that.
I’ve never previously heard of Fantom Comics — is anyone a customer? Anyone trying out this service? It sounds like a terrific idea. I’d subscribe, if I lived in the area. In today’s comic market, most serious readers have to pre-order to get their titles, anyway, so why not save them a trip?