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Sunday, 14 June 2015

The Best Shop In Tunbridge Wells Reopens...


In true comic book style, just months after its "death", Tunbridge Wells' finest shop - The TW Comic Café - has returned.

And Rachel, Alice and I were on hand for the grand reopening.

Roughly where it was before, the shop has now expanded in size (having taken over the neighbouring unit that previously contained a movie memorabilia store), has walls and long boxes full of old comics, shelves of official merchandise (from Marvel and DC to The Big Bang Theory, Star Wars, The Walking Dead and Game Of Thrones) and an array of fantastic art on display.

The back wall is dominated by the coffee bar, where patrons can sit, sip drinks, chat and read.

You can check out the shop's Facebook page for more shots of the Comic Café's interior and its stock.

I picked up a handful of comics (see below) - and was particularly pleased to find Action Comics #583 (the last Silver Age Superman story before Crisis On Infinite Earths), which I had set an eBay alert for. It was one I'd owned when it first came out and then it had somehow got swept up in one of my purges over the years.


So glad the Comic Café is back.

It should also make Rachel's shopping for me easier, with less need to resort to my (to her) mystifying Amazon wish list.

I was rather taken with a couple of the rucksacks, which you can just make out in the top right-hand corner of the top picture (namely, the S.H.I.E.L.D. branded one and a Flash one, as well as a Flash messenger bag, although I'm not sure I really need that many bags!)

The artwork on display was, as ever, phenomenal. But until we move there simply isn't any wall space to hang new pictures at HeroPress Towers currently.

Anyone who loves comics and comic book art, and is in Tunbridge Wells, should pop down Camden Road to 126c and visit The Comic Café, you won't be disappointed (there's a small car park next door as well, in case you can't walk that far from the centre of town).

2 comments:

  1. You realize, of course, that now you will come across your old copy of Action Comics #583, that didn't get accidentally purged.

    It's a law of physics. Newton's Fourth, IIRC.

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    1. The exact same thought went through my mind - closely followed by: "I'd rather have two copies than none!" ;-)

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