Oh yes my imaginary chums - MORE! MWAHAHAHA!
Lifted from the calcifying pages of the July 1988 issue of Speakeasy, here's a nice selection of ads for London comic shops of the time...
? Quality Comics were the publishers of Warrior. Apparently they also had their own shop. Anyone know what happened to it? Perhaps it still exists. My nose starts bleeding when I go south of the river so I don't know.
ALIVE. Looks exactly the same today as it did then.
ALIVE. This ad is great - Gosh about to go LARGE!
ALIVE. Although, of course, FP has moved again since 1988. This is another great ad marking the merging of Forbidden Planet's two shops, and the sad death of the historic Denmark Street property
? Is this the site of the Murder One bookshop or the place which Comic Showcase moved to before turning up its toes? Maybe it still exists as a bookshop. I dunno do I?! Cany you believe the opening hours? Open til 9pm, even on a fucking Sunday!
DEAD. Ah, now, this shop holds a special place in the hearts of many an ageing comic collector. Never went there myself, but I remember the ad. Funny.
ALIVE! They even have a WEBSITE
My dad lives aht East, so I'll have to check this gaff out next time I'm in that neck of the woods
ALIVE! WEBSITE HERE!