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And they begin to close...

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From one of the stalwarts of Seattle.

Comics Dungeon: Closing Announcement
Hi All,

Apologies for the delay in sending this via newsletter. It was my intent to shoot it soon after it was posted on Facebook on Wednesday, but we were immediately bombarded with messages and I got buried while dealing with a late shipment. The following is a letter from Scott & Lainie Tomlin:

After 28+ years the time for Comics Dungeon and 39+ years for Corner Comics it is time for both to close. We are all so grateful to each person we have met over the years. The 15 years that Lainie and I have owned the stores have been amazing. The foundations that Marv and Steve put in at the Dungeon and Ron and Paige at Corner truly shaped businesses that are reflections of the communities they were built in.

We are proud of the changes both stores have made over the years, becoming businesses that welcomed diversity, inclusion and that created an atmosphere for families and kids. We are proud that over the last 3 years we have been able to help local schools create willing readers at all levels and embrace comics as a medium for education. None of this would have been possible without your support.

However, changes in the business climate in our area, major shifts in the comic industry plus the devasting impact of Covid-19 have put too much stress and costs on the stores. We have been working hard to put this off and we appreciate all the support we have received over the past few months. We will never forget the support we received from the GoFundMe that so many of you participated in as it has made the landing for our staff that much softer.

We apologize for the sudden nature of this, but please bear with us as these events have been hitting hard and fast.

Our last day will be July 18th. We have already closed the store front at Corner Comics and are serving the eastside from the Dungeon. We will still arrange pick up at Corner for the next few weeks, the schedule will be forthcoming. Our last shipment of new product will be July 8th except for DC Comics which will be June 23rd. If you want something, please preorder it at least 2 weeks in advance. We will continue to fill subscriptions for all publishers through our last day. We will not be taking any special orders after June 15th. If you have gift certificates, store credit or groupon, please come use them before our last day!

But where will you get your comics after the Dungeon and Corner are gone?

The Comics Place in Bellingham will take over all of our Pre-Covid mail order customers. Django and Jeff have a smooth-running mail-order system including a great online store, as well as cool brick and mortar location! We know they will keep the quality and communication levels that you have grown to know at the Dungeon and Corner. You can contact them at If you do not want to be transferred please let us know ASAP, we will do everything in our ability to make the transition smooth.

Outsider Comics and Geek Boutique in Fremont is one of the most progressive comic stores in Seattle, focused on community and building a welcoming and safe comic retail space. Jill and staff are amazing and will be happy to help you get the books and geek attire you need! Contact them at

Dreamstrands in Greenwood will waive their deposits for subscriptions for any Dungeon customer. Gabriel has been a staple in the Seattle comics scene for longer than he will admit and has a great comic selection, back issues, and gaming, additionally he will special order any items you need. Email Gabriel at

Mill Geek Comics in Mill Creek/Bothell will welcome our eastside customers still looking for a great brick and mortar store. Contact them at

Wherever you land make sure you find a place that fits you! We will gladly print out your subscription list to help your transition.

Again, we thank you for your business, support and friendships over our stores’ amazing runs!

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Post by BugsySig »

Heading the way of Blockbuster and the big box book stores...a few larger chains that are more pop culture than comics will survive. The rest will move into mail order over brick and mortar for collectors as more casual readers turn to digital.

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