The Comic Shop soars into its New Kits Location


Hot on the heels of my post on all the changes happening on our loved W4th strip, another long standing outlet is closing up shop…the good news is they are re-opening and staying in Kitsilano just a bit further west in the Dunbar community.

The Comic Shop has been a regular feature of the Arbutus and W4th block, 2089 W4th Ave since 1979. It has year after year been voted Vancouver’s Best Comic Shop by the Georgia Straight Best of Awards and has some great history in the community as highlighted on the store’s website.

The store will be closing the doors on their current location at the end of August and opening their new location – 3518 W. 4th Ave (near Dunbar) September 1st. in preparation for the move The Comic Shop is holding a big sale in preparation of their move including up to 80% off some books and products.

No word yet what will be next to move in, but similar to Duthie books it is sad to see a longstanding store have to move from the place they have called home for decades.

Last modified: August 11, 2010

7 Responses to " The Comic Shop soars into its New Kits Location "

  1. Stefan says:

    Too bad. Great to see that they’re just moving, but still a loss for the area.

  2. John Tanner says:

    Very sad to leave that location, but they’ll still be on 4th.
    My best memory is visiting Ron in his office upstairs in the 70’s and purchasing the set of “Howard the Duck”.

  3. Bill Barilko says:

    Checked out the new location yesterday-someone is being optimistic if they think they’re going to open Sept 1st.

    3518 W. 4th Ave has been home to dozens of different stores over the years and looks just short of a disaster zone now.

    2 solid weeks of 12 hour days would be enough for a September opening but there was no one working in the middle of the day Friday.

  4. Tim says:

    Oh, Bill… ye of little faith…

    We at the Comicshop are using all of our super-powers and humour to make sure the move will we as painless (for our customers) as possible. No matter what, the Comicschop will be opening at the new location at 10 am on Sept. 1st. Come by and watch us cut the ribbon. Stay for a 10% discount on your first purchase.

    See you there,


  5. Bill Barilko says:

    Yes I was by today and the Comic Shop in indeed Open For Business!