A business staple in the Ferndale community, Detroit Comics will close its doors after a decade-long run.
Owner Brian Kelly tells Metro Times that it wasn’t just a single factor that made him decide to pull the plug.
“We’ve been doing it for a while,” Kelly says. “Me and my wife were talking, and we said, ‘Let’s do something else.’ “The results are not what they used to be, and it was maybe more stress than I want at this point in my life.”
While there has been a Hollywood boom of superhero movies led by the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the comic book industry itself has never reclaimed its glory years from the ’80s and early ’90s. The amount of comic book stores in the U.S. are just a fraction of what it was just 20 years ago. A glut of reboots and crossover events from Marvel and DC this decade haven’t converted into the sales figures that the Big 2 have hoped for.
Detroit Comics will have a massive liquidation sale starting on Saturday (February 17) as they try to unload inventory, including sales fixtures. See their Facebook post below for complete details on the markdowns.
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