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Monday, May 28, 2012

Comic Shop Spotlight!

Coliseum of Comics - Kissimmee, Florida

Every time I travel I like to hit up the local comic shop scene and this trip to Florida was no different. This is the second Coliseum store I have visited, but I have to say I really enjoyed this shop. The store is split into three sections, gaming center, comics and collectible card games. 

Gaming center: The gaming section is laid out nicely with a full section filled with RPG books, miniatures and board games. I was a bit disappointed that they didn't have any older D&D book for sales. In the back they have a few tables set up of gaming. Two have full terrains for war gaming, a very nice layout.

Comics: They have a nice selection of new comics and collected editions. They even had a copy of the John Romita Amazing Spider-man Artist edition (which I almost bought!). As for the back issues, they have a nice selection but the modern book pricing on a lot of them is mind boggling. Why do stores still think they have to charge a minimum of $2.50 / book, most of those books might be dollar bin books, frustrating to say the least. The silver and bronze age books appeared to be reasonably price for their conditions.

All in all this is a great store with a lot to offer, what ever your interests may be. So do yourself a favor if you are in Orlando stop by this or any of there locations, you wont regret it, For more information on locations and upcoming events, head over to their web site. 


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