Well it was some sad news to watch unfold last night on Twitter…Atomic Comics store chain is closing. Over the years Mike Malve has been a supporter of not just Viper but independents. He’s always been great about responding to my emails and or inquiries. Its a huge shock to me to see that Atomic Comics is closing. Mike we wish you the best, let us know if there is anything we can do.
Here is exert from The Beat as the news unfolded:
Many reports tonight via twitter that the Atomic Comics chain in Arizona is shutting down, and confirmed on an employee’s Facebook page. The four store chain, owned by Mike Malve, was one of Diamond’s biggest accounts and a huge, progressive retailer known nationwide for its signings and aggressive, innovative promotions. Atomic and its logo were included prominently in the Kick-Ass movie, after Mark Millar became a fan following a signing. The four stores were located in Phoenix, Mesa, Chandler and Paradise Valley.