After 5 1/2 years, comic book enthusiasts will need to look elsewhere. A final sale and funeral have been planned.
We checked in with John Foster, co-owner of South Philly Comics (1840 E Passyunk Ave).
Are you looking for a new shop or just getting out of the business?
Just getting out of the business. Well Tony (Glassman, co-owner) is, Johnny still works over at Ontario Street Comics as a price guy and is an Advisor to the Overstreet Comic Price Guide but no plans for a new store.
What’s next for you?
Dramatically walking into the sun set.
What’s the coolest comic related item to come into your shop?
Hmmmmm that’s a rough one. Journey into Mystery #83 (1st Thor), Our Army at War #83 (1st Sgt. Rock), and Showcase #22 (1st appearance of Silver Age Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) probably. Those were some truly awesome books!
Who shot first – Han or Greedo?
The final sale begins this Saturday, 8/12.