This Sunday, Oct. 5th is Festifall! If you are heading to downtown Chapel Hill for the day make sure to stop by for a our Festifall sale! Almost everything in the store will be on sale!
Yeah, it’s been a while since we updated our web page. Now that the transfer of the store to the New Dude (that’s me, I’m Ryan) is pretty well complete it’s time to start getting the Chapel Hill Comics news and info up here. ALLONS-Y!
What has NOT changed?
-Let me assure you that all the things you love about Chapel Hill Comics are still here! We still intend to bring our customers a wide variety of comics and graphic novels. In the words of one customer, “I like your store because you always have…the weird stuff.” We probably prefer to say we have a great selection of eclectic, indy, small press, local and other alternative titles along with the mainstream DC, Marvel, Image, Dark Horse, Vertigo, etc. titles. Then again we could run with that quote.
What HAS changed?
We recently Change our hours to better accommodate our customers. Now we are open later and earlier on most days!
More Geek Stuff
We have been trying to get more geeky fun merchandise in the store like, action figures, keychains, buttons, jewelry, statues, mystery box figures, and more! We’ll keep looking for more cool stuff to bring in that not only relates to comic titles, but also other sci fi, movie, gaming, and other geekery…if that’s a word. Let us know if there is something you would like us to carry.
We have streamlined the special order process to get you the books you need as fast as possible. We can’t have everything in the store, but we want to be the go to source for your comics!
People offer to sell their collections to us all the time. During the transfer we put a hold on buying any back issues, but slowly we have been back at it. We have been bulking up the dollar comics, creating lots of new sets, bringing out recent back stock to the floor and even brought in some great key and high end issues of X-Men, Spider-Man, and more. Make sure to check out our back room and the new Back Issue Display Shelf to see what new/old/awesome stuff comes in.
Y’all, if you haven’t heard, I am selling the store on July 14. You can read about it right here. Before I pass the torch to the next generation, though, I’m having one last throwdown in celebration. I’m bringing in some of my favorite comics professionals for a big signing on Saturday, July 12. There’ll be comics, food (catered by our longtime friends at Mediterranean Deli!), and fun, so please mark your calendars now for the
GREATEST SIGNING OF ALL TIME!
Ed Piskor will be back in the store to sign more copies of the best-selling HIP HOP FAMILY TREE! This is the beginning of the definitive history of hip hop in ANY MEDIUM, with more volumes to come! All fans of Hip Hop Culture owe it to themselves to read this work.
Jim Rugg will return to the store to sign the beautiful new hardcover printing of STREET ANGEL, as well as copies of his other masterworks, AFRODISIAC and SUPERMAG. Street Angel is about a homeless teenage girl on a skateboard who fights ninjas and conquistadors. Afrodisiac is an incredible Blaxploitation art book/comic. You gotta cop these if you don’t have them already.
Tom Scioli will be at Chapel Hill Comics for the first time to sign the brand new TRANSFORMERS VS GI JOE #1! Tom is also the artist of GODLAND and the creator of the super-psychedelic AMERICAN BARBARIAN! His work is old school and super-futuristic all at once, and we’re very excited to host him at the store! We will have copies of Godland Celestial Edition Volume 1 and 2, and Godland TPB #5 (Far Beyond the Big Bang) and #6 (Goodbye, Cosmic), which all together cover the complete series. He’ll also be bringing his minicomics Satan’s Soldier 1-4, and Final Frontier!
CHRIS PITZER and his pal ANDREW NEAL
Chris Pitzer is the publisher of Adhouse books, which has consistently been the publisher of the best comics out there over the course of my ownership of Chapel Hill Comics. I love Pitzer and I love his books, so I’m thrilled he’s coming out. And I’ll be there too. If you want to come shake my hand before I hand the crown over to the new King of Chapel Hill Comics, come on by!
We’ll also have a special display of Jim Rugg’s art by super art collector Ben Huang, as well as the original cover art to Jim’s Walking Dead Ghost Variant, courtesy of me! It’s an art show too!
Please, please make plans to come out to get some incredible comics signed and to help me celebrate the twenty(!) years I’ve spent with the store and the eleven years I’ve spent as its owner. I’m thrilled and excited about the sale and about this signing; it should be a lot of fun!
GREATEST SIGNING OF ALL TIME
FACEBOOK EVENT HERE
Saturday, July 12, 6-9pm
Chapel Hill Comics
316 W Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
I am pleased to make a very important announcement for Chapel Hill Comics and for me as an individual: I am selling the store. After eleven years as the owner of Chapel Hill Comics, I’m passing the torch!
The change of ownership will occur on Monday, July 14, so my last day as store owner will be Sunday, July 13. We’ll be having a big party on Saturday, July 12. Some of my favorite comic creators will be there – Jim Rugg (Street Angel, Afrodisiac), Ed Piskor (Hip Hop Family Tree), Tom Scioli (GI Joe vs Transformers, Godland), and Chris Pitzer (Publisher, Adhouse Books). Click Here for a link to the page for the event!
I’ve owned this store for eleven years and worked here for a total of twenty years! I love the comics medium and the store, but I am interested in doing something else now. Having said that, I wouldn’t have been willing to sell without knowing that the store will be in good hands.
The new owner’s name is Ryan Kulikowski. I’ll let him introduce himself on his own time, but I’ll say this: we’ve been discussing and negotiating the sale of the store for over a year, and I have learned that he’s enthusiastic and intelligent, not to mention far better researched than I was when I bought the store! I am confident that he will do a great job.
The best part about Chapel Hill Comics for me has been getting to know so many great people, and I hope to see lots of folks at the party on Saturday, July 12. For a few months, you may see me in the store in my capacity as a consultant to Ryan. After that, you may run into me when I’m in the store picking up my comics and graphic novels! I’m really looking forward to being a customer here!
Andrew Neal, Owner (For Now)
Chapel Hill Comics
Because readers of Indyweek voted us the Best Comic Book Store in the Triangle again, we are hosting a THANK YOU SALE! The sale will take place on Friday, June 27, during regular business hours (11am until 9pm), and here’s what it will be:
GRAPHIC NOVELS, BOOKS, MANGA, USED GRAPHIC NOVELS, BOOKS
BUY TWO, GET ONE FREE!
We have the area’s finest graphic novel selection, and for one day only, it’s all buy two, get one free. This includes new and used graphic novels, liquidation graphic novels (already half off!) plus any of the non-comic books we may have in stock! Mix and match different kind of books; it’s all good! In the case of books with different prices, the cheapest one is free, but if you’re buying more than three, we’ll arrange the books to your advantage!
BACK ISSUE COMICS
All the back issue sets, individually priced items, and dollar comics will be 25% OFF for the day! We have been processing new back issues into our back room for the last few weeks, so we have lots of stuff that new to the store, and it’ll be cheap!
TRADING CARDS, GAME CARDS
BLIND PACKAGED FIGURES
OTHER LITTLE DOODADS
A finer selection of geegaws, jimcracks, and uh, other grandpa-style words you won’t find!
The sale will run from 11am until 9pm all day, Friday, June 27, 2014! Awesome! Thanks once again for voting for us.
Chapel Hill Comics
316 W Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27516