I really just wish I could find a comic shop around me that was half as good as Third Eye Comics in Annapolis, MD. Central New Jersey is just utterly lacking in places that aren’t incredibly alienating and obnoxious. Going to Third Eye for the workshop by Kelly Sue DeConnick just opened my eyes to…
Can anybody point our friend here toward a really great shop in Central New Jersey? Third Eye is a GREAT store — but I’ve been to a LOT of great stores. Acme. Star Clipper. Gaby’s Olympic Cards and Games, Beach Ball, etc., etc….. there are sooooo many store that really get it, that really want you to welcome you into their community. I really want there to be one near you.
If not, you know who will not give you shit about your purchases or make you pass any fucking authenticity tests? TFAW.com or Midtowncomics.com. They’ll happily take your money and deliver your comics to your door.
And my friend, you are a member of the Carol Corps the minute you say you are — no tests and no card required. (Though, we’ve got one you can print out if it make you feel more legit.)
I’m sorry you had that experience. Fuck ‘em. Take your business elsewhere. When the last of those shitty dinosaur dungeons finally hangs up its pot-smelling sweatpants for good, we will make popcorn, put on our finest party dresses and dance on their fucking graves.
Think I know what shop OP is referring to, because an asshole shop owner in NJ left a comment on a CM piece I did for bleeding cool this past summer giving me shit for praising that book and the Corp.
That being said, Comics Fusion in Flemington, NJ is pretty great. I would go there. There’s also Therecordstorenj.com in Howell, Close Encounters in Toms River and The Hobby Shop in Matawan.